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Evan Parker soprano, tenor saxophone / Joe Morris guitar / Nate Wooley trumpet.
"There are two currents of thought concerning the relationship between jazz and free improvisation – one includes the second in the domain of the first and the other...

Evan Parker, tenor and soprano saxophones / Peter Evans, trumpet / Barry Guy, double bass / Paul Lytton, drums and percussion.

"Parker/Guy/Lytton is already a classic trio, even if this group is continuously changing what we think we know...

"On a sultry July evening on an intimate stage at Kongsberg Jazz Festival, Norway, two elder statesmen of improvised music -- one wearing a grey shirt, the other sporting a Thunder Pussy T-shirt -- stepped up to the platform. What followed resembled...

Chris Corsano, drums/Evan Parker,tenor sax/John Edwards, bass.

"Gee! An Evan Parker album with a new star of the drum kit, Chris Corsano, and one of the most intriguing bassists to emerge in the last few years, John Edwards? This is a re

Two long pieces by Evan on tenor and Keith on guitar & electronics. Their musical explorations go back at least 35 years & they are still going strong! [Potlatch]

"This is the complete duo concert from New York City's Roulette performance space recorded on October 10, 2006 and presented in original sequence. It also includes an ipod-ready concert video excerpt and a prize musical cryptic crossword. This concert...

Live improvisations from tenor & soprano sax & improvising (Tuvan throat) vocals. ''When they joined the sax & voice together, they existed in the space between my ears...filling my brain. Astounding music.''-Bill Smith of Coda. [Victo]

"Best known as a multi-instrumental member of Tortoise and a pillar of the Chicago jazz and experimental music scene, Jeff Parker has been incomparably prolific over the last 20+ years while merely producing 5 albums as a “lead artist” (just 2 since 2005, including 2016’s duo recording with Rob Mazurek on Rogue Art). “Lead artist” is in quotes here, because though his name is seldom seen in marquees, his distinctive guitar sound has been essential to every project he’s been part of. It was in that sense...

This session was a comeback record of sorts for Leo Parker. Briefly one of the leading bebop baritone saxophonists (and an alumnus of Billy Eckstine's legendary orchestra), Parker shifted to rhythm and blues in the early 1950's and then mostly dropped ...

Brazilian-only release!
"Backed by Hamid Drake (drums), Rob Brown (alto sax) and Lewis Barnes (trumpet), the New York bassist William Parker was the highlight of the Jazz na Fábrica Festival 2015, São Paulo Brasil.
Recognized as one of the most inventive musicians of jazz scene Parker is in active since the '70s, recording with names like Cecil Taylor, Derek Bailey and Peter Brotzmann. The CD features only his own compositions and brings the best performances of the 2 nights, but puts together...

"The third and final installment of AUM Fidelity's collaborative releases with Arts For Art, Inc. presenting specially commissioned works which made their debut at Vision Festival XII in June 2007. And it is William Parker's this time me a tell you...

"Preeminent jazz composer/bassist William Parker has been working with large ensembles from the very beginning of presenting his own work as a leader in the mid-70s. His Essence of Ellington project is the very latest manifestation of his orchestral...

For the 1st 30 days of its release, we have it at a new, special price!

Beautiful little box featuring big music from performers such as Bill Cole, Rob Brown, Cooper-Moore, Hamid Drake, JD Parran, and many others.

"An astonishing 3CD...

"Bassist/composer William Parker is among the most active and highly regarded musicians performing today. The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield is the first project in his 35-year career devoted to the music of another composer; here Parker interpolates...

"Meditation / Resurrection is a double-album presenting a bounty of beautiful new William Parker compositions performed by two of his flagship ensembles, the Quartet -&- In Order To Survive. It was recorded & mixed live during a one-day studio session in late 2016. With the tone of the pieces & performances reflecting our current moment, this is Parker & the groups' follow-up to 2013's epic Wood Flute Songs box (2013). At the core of both groups is Parker's foundational bass together with rhythm twin...

William Parker-bass, Hamid Drake-drums, Rob Brown-alto sax, Lewis Barnes-trumpet.

"William Parker's Quartet is the premier outlet for his (and their) immense and timeless talents. The group's first two albums are universally recognized as still..

"Stan's Hat Flapping In The Wind features work from one of the jazz avant-garde's most heralded figures, presented in one of the most traditional of forms. 19 new songs composed by William Parker, and performed by singer Lisa Sokolov & pianist Cooper-Moore. Parker is -- among his many great talents -- a master of evocative song-craft, as readily evidenced on Corn Meal Dance, and the very recently released Great Spirit, by his Raining On The Moon ensemble. The compositions and performances here are, as...

"Uncle Joe's Spirit House is a very special project that William Parker produced early this year for his own Centering Records imprint to honor his Uncle Joe and Aunt Lee, who are both in their early '90s and going strong, living in the Bronx enjoying...

"Currently in his 5th exceptionally active decade as an essential jazz artist, William Parker needs no introduction. From era-defining statements of free music to soul-jazz organ quartet; from his seamless incorporation of indigenous folk forms to his exhilarating work for jazz orchestra; from the joyous accessibility of his Quartet to his nuanced scoring for dance and film.
The NYC bassist's latest new work is a treasure box abounding with gems. Voices Fall From The Sky is an expansive 3CD Box Set...

Recorded at the Victo Festival on May 22, 2005, this has a great band of moderately well known players and up 'n' comers, all led by bassist Parker: Sabir Mateen-tenor saxophone tenor, alto clarinet, Darryl Foster-tenor & soprano saxophones, Rob Brown...

"Great Spirit again makes abundantly clear William Parker's multi-faceted talents as bassist, composer, poet, bandleader and =songwriter=. Raining On The Moon is the extraordinary group which seamlessly fuses all of these prodigious gifts: his long-standing Quartet with Hamid Drake, Rob Brown, Lewis Barnes is here exquisitely augmented by singer Leena Conquest breathing further compassion & dignity into William's lyrics, and pianist Eri Yamamoto for expert chordal support. Going back a few years, Corn...

"Bass Duo presents the historic and only performance meeting of these two renowned and innovative bass masters, each representing distinct musical traditions; each fully committed to the summit at hand. It was recorded during the Udin&Jazz 2008 Festival in Udine, Italy. Both William Parker and Stefano Scodanibbio are composers and improvisers possessing a deep sense of musical poetry, organic inventiveness, and personal style. During his too short lifetime, Stefano Scodanibbio (b. 1956 / d. 2012) was...

William Parker-doson’ngoni, shakuhachi, dumbek, talking drum, water bowls, bass, Hamid Drake-tabla, frame drum, gongs, drums
"Summer Snow represents the second immaculate studio session of two of the greatest musical beings America has to offer ...

This is one of the very top bassists in 'new jazz' leading his group Raining on the Moon: William Parker-bass, Rob Brown-alto saxophone, Lewis Barnes-trumpet, Eri Yamamoto-piano, Leena Conquest-voice, Hamid Drake-drums...



"Faulty (Broken Orbit) re-imagines Faulty (Per-Objective), an hour long 10-channel site-specific audio work, premiered in 2007 at Diapason gallery for sound in NYC, with sponsorship from Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center and the New York Electronic..


"Having collaborated with artists ranging from Sonic Youth to Yoko Ono to Bjork, Zeena Parkins proves it: The classical harp is really a rock 'n' roll instrument. Forget angelic choirs; Zeena is the Jimi Hendrix of the amplified harp. With more soar...

"Zeena Parkins is a keyboardist, harpist and composer who has worked closely with Fred Frith, Bjork, Ikue Mori and many others. Her brilliant work for dance has earned her three Bessie Awards, and her own bands have toured the world for over twenty...

''One of the most intriguing and inspiring of Zeena Parkins' long-form compositions, 'Maul' examines the lives and deaths of Jewish gangsters throughout the ages. Utilizing texts in the lost language of Rotwelsch, she weaves a complex tapestry of voice...

"A remarkable new CD of compositions from one of the world’s most radical harpists, who has worked with Bjork, Fred Frith, John Zorn, Bang on a Can and many many others. Including two dynamic new string quartets, a piece for sixteen feet and cello and ...

''A product of over three years of work, Pan-Acousticon is Zeena Parkins' most important and intriguing work to date, orchestrating sampling noise, classical strings, rock drums and homemade instruments into a new world of color, shape and texture. Co-...

Two lengthy compositions, performed on her keyboards & harp + guitar (Chris Cochrane), violin, cello, drums (Ikue Mori), & voice. [Victo]

Van Dyke's 3rd album and his most 'commercial' (ha ha) is a tribute to the music of the West Indies, with calypso rhythms and steel drums and etc. "...a beguiling blend of lush orchestration, tropical rhythms, wry humor and sheer musical panache. Orgi...

How many nearly 50 year old albums still have the power to astound and confuse? This one still has that power. Not completely successful, but the successful parts are ungodly.

"Van Dyke Parks moved on from the Beach Boys' abortive SMiLE...

His first new solo album in over two decades!
"Legendary for his skill with arrangement as well as the rich sonic choreography of his productions, producer/songwriter Van Dyke Parks' unique voicings are never more densely detailed than on records...

Matthew is - of course! - the charismatic leader of the great, dark, modern , progressive / symphonic rock band Discipline.

This is his 3rd solo album and, as you might expect, it sounds a lot like Discipline, minus the great band behind him.

Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, I personally like Discipline more, but this release finds a unique talent we hear from too rarely, in fine voice and song.

'Matthew Parmenter - the main man behind renowned Detroit-based progressive rock.

After Discipline imploded arund 1999, their leader, Matthew, started doing solo gigs of just piano and vocals. They were good, but I really missed the band. Luckily this, his first post-Discipline album features him playing all the instruments (lots of...

Matthew is the leader of the now back-again Discipline, who released one of the greatest symphonic rock albums of the 90s.

"Matthew Parmenter has released his second solo recording, Horror Express (2008). A varied dreamscape full of shocks and..

"Ryan Parmenter, founder of the defunct but celebrated progressive rock band Eyestrings, presents his fourth solo album. Very much in the progressive rock vein of Eyestrings, Parmenter's 59-minute "One of a Different Color" is his first release since "Sad Men" (2009).
"Color" features the guitar work of David Dawkins on half of the 10 tracks, and features a musical "cameo" of Matthew Parmenter's (Discipline.) violin on the titular track.
Ryan Parmenter wrote, recorded, mixed, and produced the...

Ryan is the leader behind Eyestrings, who have put on a pair of the best purely progressive rock shows I have seen in the last few years. This solo album is a more 'pop with progressive touches' work. "Ryan Parmenter happily releases The Noble Knave...

Andras Parniczky - guitar
Peter Bede - saxophone
Erno Hock - double bass
Istvan Balo - drums, percussion

"Bartok's profoundly original musical language, linked in different ways to folk music, has had an inspiring influence on many exponents of modern jazz. The Bartok project launched by jazz guitarist Andras Parniczky two years ago is thus not without precedent. Yet in many respects it takes a different tack on the composer's oeuvre, which transcends eras and musical cultures. Not..


A well known female singer from the French folk scene, this album, originally released on the very collectable Balloon Noir label, is a classic gem of proto freak-folk! Personally recommended!

"A revelation of a folk album, with songs of...

José Bruno Parrinha clarinet, alto and soprano saxophone / Luís Lopes electric guitar / Ricardo Jacinto cello and electronics
"The formation of a band is usually justified by the common conceptions and interests of its members, but in the case of this Portuguese trio we have an example confirming that the inverse idea can also be true. In fact, José Bruno Parrinha, Luís Lopes and Ricardo Jacinto couldn’t be more different from each other, be it in terms of backgrounds, vocabularies, used...

This is a new recording - the first complete recording - of a classic era composition by the great, maverick American composer, Harry Partch, performed by the group 'Partch', who specialize in the music and instruments of Harry, including re-creating...

Released as by "A.J. Partridge" in 2010, this is a fine example of instrumental music for old science fiction stories, which sounds nothing like XTC (and it shouldn't!). Conditionally recommended.

"A long time ago, in a library far away, (well, Swindon, actually), a shy schoolboy who loved books but was a slow reader, borrowed three science fiction books per week. He didn't read them. Instead, mesmerised by the covers, he imagined his own stories to match the cover paintings which he stared at...

Andy Partridge was, of course, the leader and main composer for XTC. If you don't already know this, then these sets aren't for you.

Fuzzy Warbles are a collection of previously unheard performances and compositions (both demo versions of songs you do know and unreleased songs you don't know) which were originally released in a big box and then re-released as individual CDs.

Now all 9 volumes are collected here and in two other 3 CD sets at very, very reasonable prices!...

Andy Partridge was, of course, the leader and main composer for XTC. If you don't already know this, then these sets aren't for you.

Fuzzy Warbles are a collection of previously unheard performances and compositions (both demo versions of songs you do know and unreleased songs you don't know) which were originally released in a big box and then re-released as individual CDs.

Now all 9 volumes are collected here and in two other 3 CD sets at very, very reasonable prices!...