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"These 26 pieces for 1961 Fender Precision bass are comprised of two sets of miniature and minimalist cycles, recorded entirely over two separate days in Los Angeles area studios; each contains the briefest treatment that Roden could manage to convey...

"Opalescence is the new album from the most unusual trio of Norbert Rodenkirchen, Robbie Lee, and James Ilgenfritz. The setting for the initial sessions: hushed microtones bouncing off reverberant marble walls while a blizzard raged outside. Their backgrounds: an unconventional mix of medieval music, modern composition, various folk traditions, and, of course, jazz. And the result: an unclassifiable amalgam of improvised forms, weaving together far-flung genres, gratifyingly challenging yet easy to...


"By the time of their fifth record, the Red Rodney-Ira Sullivan Quintet also included pianist Garry Dial, bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Steve Bagby, and it was a perfect vehicle for the co-leaders. Rodney (heard here mostly on flugelhorn) was challenged by the advanced material (four of the six numbers are Dial originals), and underground legend Sullivan received more exposure than he had ever had in his career. On this LP, Sullivan (heard on soprano, alto flute and flugelhorn) inspired Rodney to some...

"The last of six LPs by the Red Rodney-Ira Sullivan Quintet was also the band's finest. There are times in the music (which consists of three originals by pianist Garry Dial, Herbie Hancock's "Speak Like a Child" and "As Time Goes By") where the group sounds like the early Ornette Coleman Quartet. The setting and advanced repertoire clearly challenged Rodney (who mostly sticks here to flugelhorn) and inspired Sullivan (switching between alto, alto flute, soprano and flugelhorn). A post-bop gem, one of...

The dynamic Latin percussionist for Joe Jackson, Marc Ribot's Postizos and a variety of other groups here excavates the fascinating world of Cuba's little-known Jewish community. Roberto's firsthand experience with both Cuban and Jewish traditions (per...

Charming and imaginative music for a controversial film that follows the Jewish basketball experience from ash cans placed on the stoops of brownstones to the bright lights of Madison Square Garden. Composed by Roberto Juan Rodriguez, whose CDs of...

"Composer/percussionist Roberto Rodriguez’s imaginative Cuban-Jewish fusion is some of the most charming and popular music on Tzadik. Continuing his creative reading of imaginary music from Havana’s Jewish community, Roberto draws upon several...

"Roberto Rodriguez’s dynamic blending of Cuban music with the Jewish tradition has produced some of the most popular and best selling CDs on the Radical Jewish series. Here he turns his brilliant arranging skills and fabulous all-star ensemble to nine...

Third solo album by the instrumental force behind Mars Volta, this is the most 'band-sounding' solo album he's done so far, with most of Mars Volta appearing on it somewhere....

RESTOCKED! The first solo album (with guests/band on almost every track though, including members of The Mars Volta) by the musical head of the quite extraordinary Mars Volta. The music ranges from extremely Mars Volta-like to weird, dreamy latin-musi...

AKA 'two high guys making some noise.'
"The self-titled collaborative album between Omar Rordriguez Lopez (of The Mars Volta) and his late band mate, Jeremy Michael Ward, will come as something of a departure for fans of Rodriguez Lopez's vast...

Matthew Schneider guitar / Jason Roebke double bass / Marcus Evans drums.

"The bass is an intermediary. At once rhythmic, textural, melodic and harmonic. It can keep the band together or signal a dissipation. Let’s face it: nothing makes more sense than to have the double bassist as bandleader. What about being the bassist also the composer of the band? Well, that’s another story. The music of Jason Roebke is raw and grounded. The journey is, in itself, the destination. A kind of musique vérité...

Of the 14 tracks on Aquarello, 12 are live recordings. Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Nicola Alesini, and Fabio Capanni performed together at the VI Musica Visual in Lanzarote. The liner notes are in German, so listeners are left with no graphic interference"...

"180 gram vinyl pressing. Bureau B presents Flieg Vogel fliege by Hans-Joachim Roedelius, released by Sky Records in 1982. Flieg Vogel fliege (trans. "Fly Bird Fly") is the fifth installment of the "Selfportrait" series, with musical sketches and ideas...

"This is the tenth solo album by German keyboardist Hans-Joachim Roedelius, originally released in 1984 on Editions EG. On Geschenk Des Augenblicks - Gift Of The Moment, Roedelius broke away unequivocally from purely electronic music. If Lustwandel...

"Composer/poet Hans-Joachim Roedelius (Kluster, Cluster, Harmonia) is one of the most prolific musicians of the German avant-garde and a key figure in the birth of Krautrock, synthesizer pop and ambient music. Jardin Au Fou is his second solo album...

"The third studio album by Hans-Joachim Roedelius, originally released by Sky Records in 1981, fulfilled a dream he had long cherished. A series of chamber music pieces, with grand piano solos taking center stage in some places, archaised percussion...

"Offene Türen is a purely electronic album. Without losing himself in their infinite tonal possibilities, Roedelius delights in playing a selection of synthesizers. He even deploys an analog rhythm machine now and then to discreet effect. Roedelius...

"Originally released in 1991 on the Italian label Materiali Sonori. In classical music, "pp" (piano piano = pianissimo) is a dynamic indication of particularly soft music. And Piano Piano is a very soft, quiet album. Roedelius assumes the role of a...

“The first part of Hans-Joachim Roedelius's Selbstportrait (Self-Portrait) series was originally released under the title Sanfte Musik on Sky Records in 1979. Now, some forty years later, a new instalment has arrived in the form of an album entitled Wahre Liebe.
One of the initiators of the Berlin Zodiak Free Arts Lab in 1967, Roedelius went on to co-found Kluster/Cluster and Harmonia, unleashing a new and free form of music which, with the benefit of hindsight, can be considered a milestone in the...

"This is the third solo album by German keyboardist Hans-Joachim Roedelius, originally released in 1979 on Sky Records. Alongside his ongoing work with Cluster and Harmonia, Roedelius amassed an almost incalculable number of musical notations during...

"This is the fourth solo album by German keyboardist Hans-Joachim Roedelius, originally released in 1980 on Sky Records. With Selbstportrait, Roedelius gave unequivocal confirmation that he no longer was treading the hitherto common paths of...

“During the legendary Forst years, Roedelius had a private workspace with a Farfisa organ, a Revox-A77 tape machine, an echo device and a synthesizer which he borrowed from the Cluster studio next door now and again. Here he experimented, practiced, allowed his imagination to flow, at any hour of the day or night, whenever he was not in the studio with Dieter Moebius and/or Michael Rother at work on new Cluster or Harmonia material.
Roedelius always let the tape run, in order to analyze the ideas...

"The Diary Of The Unforgotten is a collection of recordings from the years 1972 to 1978 and was first released in 1990 (with different artwork). Between the years of 1972 and 1978, Hans-Joachium Roedelius and Dieter Moebius, later joined by Michael...

"Of all the Hans-Joachim Roedelius solo releases, this is the one which most closely resembles the work of Cluster. Wasser Im Wind sees Roedelius use a wide variety of musical and sonic ingredients hitherto associated with Cluster, almost as if he...

"Wenn Der Südwind Weht ("When The South Wind Is Blowing") is the seventh solo album by Hans-Joachim Roedelius, originally released on Sky Records in 1981 (also known under the title Selbstportrait IV). "Where on earth does Roedelius find such a...

"The eleventh solo album by German keyboardist Hans-Joachim Roedelius, originally released in 1986 on the small Norwegian label Cicada. If we can agree on 1969 as the year of Cluster's inception, then Roedelius needed a good 17 years to discover the...

"A collaboration between the legendary Hans-Joachim Roedelius and pianist/composer/actor, Christopher Chaplin. Roedelius was a member of Kluster (with Dieter Moebius and Konrad Schnitzler), and has been active ever since as a solo artist and in various...

This was the first solo album by Roedelius, one half of Cluster and one third of Harmonia, two of the most significant Krautrock bands of the 1970s. In my opinion, this album is by far his greatest achievement as a solo artist (he has a zillion solo...

"Bureau B reissues Momenti Felici by German keyboardist Hans-Joachim Roedelius, originally released in 1987 on the Virgin label Venture. Since the early '80s, Roedelius had more or less dispensed with electronics, focusing increasingly on the grand....

Not a reissue. First-ever release of this archival item.

"Breathtakingly beautiful piano fantasies from the year 1985 -- released for the very first time! In 1985, Hans-Joachim Roedelius was still perceived by the music community as an...

"11 unreleased compositions by Hans-Joachim Roedelius produced between 1990 and 2001. All of them are pearls of electronic deepness that show another side of the man that lives in the little Lower Austrian town Baden. His famous ultra-sweet piano melodies can be heard -- but they are not the center of the productions; instead, here is a more electronic side of his genius. With a minimalistic approach, he lets synth melodies fly high while some droney, melancholic atmospheres swell in the background…

“Michael Begg is a Scottish composer, sound artist, and musician. In 2000, making use of new affordable computer technologies, he began to experiment in computer mediated composition. Along with long time collaborator Deryk Thomas, he produced a series of recordings intended for use in theatre which became the first Human Greed album, Consolation. Michael began contributing to Clodagh Simonds' Fovea Hex project in 2007 with an appearance on the track "Long Distance" on the EP Allure. He has since...

"Stunden is the unique and unprecedented new record of instrumental music by electronic pioneer Hans-Joachim Roedelius (Cluster, Harmonia) and Stefan Schneider (To Rococo Rot, Kreidler , Mapstation). In twelve miniatures, with titles such as "Liebe"...

Made up of trombonist/violinist Roelofs, guitarist Johannes Krmer & saxophonist Dirk Marwedel, this is sometimes intense, proudly electric, non-idiomatic free improvisation. [Victo]

"The six (or seven) pieces on these CDs document live performance works which span 1996 to the present. Most of the solo pieces are structured improvisations, in that they have a broad form which is repeated from performance to performance while the de...

Written for a 13-voice mixed choir (conducted from the inside), two speakers, two soloists, and two percussionists, this satirical elegy in 13 tableaux follows the oratorio form and brings together sung, proclaimed and chanted poetry, composition and i...

Erin Rogers - saxophones, compositions

"2000 Miles – the second solo album from Erin Rogers – dives deep into the sonic underbelly of the saxophone, uncovering a radiant world of imagination and curiosity, where beauty is served raw. Rogers forges an alternative voice for the instrument, percussively blending tone with mechanism and melody with shimmering vocals, gutturals and breath. Singular sounds erupt into splatters of harmonic partials and multiphonics, while layers of industrial...

“A debut solo album from saxophonist Erin Rogers, Breaking Waves explores sonic multiplicity -- growth of a singular sound or idea, “breaking” a single note into two or more parts. Through multiphonics, vocalization, and inciting of outer resonance, Rogers elaborates on the single-note instrument, adding layers of complexity to the solo saxophone in a purely acoustic setting.”

“They combine on three long-form improvs, the shortest of which clocks in at just over 17 minutes, giving ample scope for the freewheeling exploration at which all three excel. They take such an egalitarian approach that it's a noticeable event when one drops out. In a favored gambit, Rupp's scratchy staccato guitar textures jostle against extended legato lines from Schubert and Rogers, but that just provides a launching point for further goings-on in which they match dynamics, hit peaks of intensity and...

Tom Rogerson's life as an improviser began when, as a toddler, he would clamber up onto his family piano stool and try to emulate his sister's playing. Now releasing his second solo album, a collaboration with Brian Eno, he feels that his musical life has come full circle: "I remember smashing out C Major chords again and again and really loving it. It's the same as what I do now, funnily enough, I've come back to it". After stints playing jazz in New York, a delipadated fenland hotel and in noise rock...

André Roligheten tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone & bass clarinet
Adrian Løseth Waade violin
Jon Rune Strøm double bass
Erik Nylander drums & percussion

"The title “Homegrown” gives justice to the music assembled in this CD: it testifies exemplarily the way jazz is played in the North of Europe. Scandinavian musicians may not do it better, but certainly they do what they brilliantly do with a personality you can’t find elsewhere. It’s strong, seductive and full of arguments in what..

A project focused on improvisation & electronic work. Improvisations are made with electroacoustic devices by the duo K.K. Roll & clarinet & X. Charles.

High quality sound and great big FUN as Britain's BIGGEST r'n'b pop-makers perform between 1963-1965 for Auntie Beeb!

"The Stones first entered a BBC studio in October 1963 when they were peddling their debut single, "Come On," and their last session arrived in September 1965, just after releasing "Get Off of My Cloud" as the sequel to the smash "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." During these three years, the Stones racked up several number one hits in the U.K., but Mick Jagger and Keith Richards...


Released on Proper, a great UK label who do an amazing job in terms of packaging, presentation and especially in terms of sonics. This is important, basic repertoire material. A great place to hear some of the best of his very earliest stuff and at a amazing price.

"Sonny Rollins has remained one of the true jazz giants, ranking with Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, and John Coltrane as one of the all-time great tenor saxophonists. This Proper Introduction features 23 tracks ranging from his...

The 1967 Studio & Live Recordings is officially sanctioned by Rollins and includes three different previously unissued 1967 performances with bassist Ruud Jacobs (bass) and Han Bennink (drums).
With extensive booklet of unseen photos and essays by Aidan Levy and Frank Jochemsen, plus interviews with Sonny Rollins and Han Bennink, a remembrance of Ruud Jacobs, and more.

"Now in his mid-70s, Sonny Rollins plays with undiminished passion on this, his first new studio recordings in five years. Sonny, Please also marks a turning point in Rollins's life: his wife died in 2004, and he soon thereafter departed Milestone...