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"David Rosenboom is a composer/performer of unprecedented range and experience. He performed at the Electric Circus in 1969, on the original recording of In C with Terry Riley, with La Monte Young’s Theatre of Eternal Music as well as with Anthony...

"Active since the 1960s, composer/performer/ educator/instrument builder and improviser David Rosenboom, has been at the cutting edge of contemporary music, scoring for orchestra, opera, solo performance, chamber ensembles, improvisers, electronics...

“Sam Rosenthal (USA) and Jarguna (Italy) merge with the sunset on their first electronic/ambient collaboration, a work that lingers in the ephemeral dusk of dreams. It's an evocative blend of drones and synths coloring the margins without overwhelming the music's essential fragility. Sensitive sonic montages lead listeners quietly into the twilight where the sustaining ambient moods eventually resolve to rise up again as in "Evening market of the petal fields part 3" where Erik Wollo's Kosmische electric...

While they last, this is $6.00 off the usual price. And it's a great album.

I've been following the work and albums of composer and pianist Michele Rosewoman for 20 years, ever since hearing her album "Quintessence" and it blowing me away....


Brandon Ross - electric guitar
Kevin Ross - bass guitar
Hardedge - soundesign
Chris Eddleton - drums
Ford Crull - painting

“Collaborations between artists specializing in different mediums regularly bring out facets and revelations unknown to the participants theretofore. Utilizing sonic and visual elements to stimulate creation, guitarist, conceptualist Brandon Ross and his ensemble, PENDULUM, met Neo Symbolic Abstract painter Ford Crull to generate what Ross calls a.



Frank Möbus: guitar / Rudi Mahall: bass clarinet / Oliver Steidle: drums.

"What with its idiosyncratic music, the anarchistic humour, its intelligent arrangements and original sounds, Der Rote Bereich passes for one of the most exciting bands..

Clarinetist David performs with his trio of Graeme Boone (banjo) & Glenn Velez (frame drums). They perform originals & traditional Appalachian, Turkish, French & Scottish pieces. [Felmay/New Tone]

''Rothenberg, in solo with his clarinet, piano, percussion, voice, continues his musical adventure thru the music of the world with chanting melodies, virtuosity and respect for the sources.'' [Felmay]

Ned Rothenberg bass clarinet, alto saxophone, clarinet
Sylvie Courvoisier piano
Mary Halvorson guitar, effects
Tomas Fujiwara drums

“Crossings – points of convergence, loci for decision-making, determination and daring resolve. For more than four decades, New York multi-instrumentalist and composer Ned Rothenberg has operated at the stimulating nexus of no-return, working with challenging artists such as Evan Parker, Fred Frith, Marc Ribot, Elliott Sharp, Julian Sartorius and...

''A downtown mainstay for twenty years, composer/multi-woodwind performer Ned Rothenberg makes his Tzadik debut with a stunning CD of chamber music. Acclaimed for work in a wide variety of contexts, from the multi-metric funk of his Double Band to the ...

"A major new work by this imaginative musical mastermind! Born in 1956 in Boston and now residing in Brooklyn, Rothenberg has studied at Oberlin Conservatory and Berklee School of Music. Since 1979 his remarkable reed playing and compelling compositional

"Internationally acclaimed for his solo music since the late ’70s, Ned Rothenberg is one of the world’s most original voices on the shakuhachi. A student of two of the foremost masters of the instrument, Yamaguchi Goro and Yokoyama Katsuya, his style...

Ned is a simply unbelievable reed player and speaking as someone who has seen him a few times, he has developed the sax/clarinet concert into a very impressive and high art form. "This special two-CD set collects all three of Ned Rothenberg's unique....

"Since the early 1980s Ned Rothenberg has been forging some of the most original solo saxophone music in the world. Drawing upon classical, jazz, improvisation and world music traditions his solo performances are passionate, virtuosic and hypnotic...

A ‘downtown sound’ / Knitting Factory / SST lost classic that has never been out on CD before!

“Semantics was a jazz supergroup consisting of Elliott Sharp, Ned Rothenberg and Samm Bennett.
Elliott Sharp, born in Ohio in 1951, began playing the piano at the age of six and started to perform concerts two years later. He soon gave up the piano, first in favour of the clarinet and later for the guitar. Sharp became intrigued with all types of experimental music, from contemporary classical to...

Ned Rothenberg clarinet, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, shakuhachi
Mark Feldman violin
Sylvie Courvoisier piano

“Saxophonist, clarinetist and shakuhachi flutist Ned Rothenberg. violinist Mark Feldman, and his wife pianist Sylvie Courvoisier are old musical friends and collaborators but this is their first trio recording. So the ground is seeded, but don’t let the solidity shown by the music from “In Cahoots” fool you: as a principle, they try to take their creativity further, exploring.

I don't get to actually see a lot of the Tzadik artists perform, but I've seen Ned Rothenberg and his great Sync group (Jerome Harris-acoustic bass guitar and Smir Chatterjee-tabla) play a pretty great show in March, 2006, so my interest in this band...

“First new album from Michael Rother (NEU!, Harmonia) in 14 years! “

Guitarist Michael Rother is a very important part of some of the most exciting and influential music to emerge from the exciting and influencial German Krautrock scene. He was a founding member of the hugely influential Neu!, played for a short while in Kraftwerk (between their first and second album) and joined forces with Cluster to form Harmonia. After Harmonia disbanded in 1976, he started a solo career and this 1976 release was his first.

"Michael Rother was the guitar and keyboard playing...

Guitarist Michael Rother is a very important part of some of the most exciting and influential music to emerge from the exciting and influencial German Krautrock scene. He was a founding member of the hugely influential Neu!, played for a short while in Kraftwerk (between their first and second album) and joined forces with Cluster to form Harmonia. After Harmonia disbanded in 1976, he started a solo career and this 1979 release was his third.

" Katzenmusik marked the third and final...

Guitarist Michael Rother is a very important part of some of the most exciting and influencial music to emerge from the exciting and influencial German Krautrock scene. He was a founding member of the hugely influencial Neu!, played for a short while in Kraftwerk (between their first and second album) and joined forces with Cluster to form Harmonia. After Harmonia disbanded in 1976, he started a solo career.
This new set includes the albums
“Lust” / “Süßherz & Tiefenschärfe” / “Traumreisen”...

Guitarist Michael Rother is a very important part of some of the most exciting and influencial music to emerge from the exciting and influencial German Krautrock scene. He was a founding member of the hugely influencial Neu!, played for a short while...

“In June 2020 Michael Rother packed the trunk of his car full, making sure to include a selection of his favorite instruments and other effects, and set out on a trip from Bevern-Forst, where he has lived on an old farm since 1973, spending a half a century writing momentous pieces of music history, at times solo, and at others in collaboration with other artists (Hans Joachim Roedelius, Dieter Moebius, Brian Eno et al.)
His two-day drive took him to Pisa, but it was not a vacation. Rother will stay..

Trace Recordings, a new independent label formed by Rothkos Mark Beazley, is proud to announce its first release, a collaboration between Beazley and Washington DC-based sound and visual artist JS Adams [BLK w/BEAR]. Based around the four Rothko tracks...


"Round House started its career in 1975, as an instrumental quintet including two guitarists, a keyboards player and a rhythmic section. From this period, one can find two studio albums and one track on the "The Seventies West Japanese Rock Scene" comp...

Round House were one of the best West Japanese progressive rock bands. The band made an unexpected reunion in 2000, and are now performing actively. "The structure of the music, dramatic and tight in the vein of of Return to Forever, topped with wailin...

Very limited edition, self released CDR reissue of the 2nd album, recorded in 1978 and 1979 by one of the best West Japanese progressive rock bands. This has a more prog/fusion sound than their first. "The structure of the music, dramatic and tight in...

The first opera set entirely on a television talk show, this evolves as a series of confessions by Clevelands TV guests, witnessed by the talk show host & his live studio audience. Sounds a lot like Jerry Springer to me; I guess he sorta is deserving o...

This is his more song-oriented works. [Felmay/New Tone]

In their 20 years ROVA have greatly expanded the language of sax music, & have performed with a wide variety of collaborators & composers. I don't think they could make a bad record if they tried! This has two compositions by Lindsay Cooper, two by Bar...

In their 20 years ROVA have greatly expanded the language of sax music, & have performed with a wide variety of collaborators & composers. I don't think they could make a bad record if they tried! [Victo]

At the 2012 Guelph Jazz Fest, the ROVA Saxophone Quartet (Bruce Ackley - soprano saxophone, Steve Adams - alto saxophone, Larry Ochs - tenor saxophone, Jon Raskin - baritone saxophone) performed an arrangement of John Coltrane s seminal Ascension album.

For this performance, Rova was joined by eight extraordinary musicians: Nels Cline (electric guitar), Fred Frith (electric bass), Carla Kihlstedt (violin and electronics) and Jenny Scheinman (violins), Chris Brown (electronics) and Ikue Mori....

“This release features live recordings from the ROVA Saxophone Quartet’s historic 1983 tour of Russia, Latvia, and Romania, a tour that signaled Rova’s talent for musical diplomacy, a boon to whomever they have partnered with.
Rova Saxophone Quartet is a San Francisco-based saxophone quartet formed in October 1977. The name ""Rova"" is an acronym formed from the last initials of the founding members: Jon Raskin, Larry Ochs, Andrew Voigt, and Bruce Ackley. When Voigt left in 1988, he was replaced by...

Bruce Ackley soprano sax
Steve Adams alto and sopranino sax
Larry Ochs tenor and sopranino sax
Jon Raskin baritone, alto, sopranino sax
Kyle Bruckmann analog synthesizers
Henry Kaiser guitar
"This is not the first time we hear ROVA – the Californian saxophone quartet composed of Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs and Jon Raskin – picking up a jazz icon’s music and turning it radically into their own. It happened a few years ago with John Coltrane and “Electric Ascension”.

Ignore the passing of time as a measure of anything real. Twenty-five years and counting is a milestone, but really only means they've had more opportunities and experiences -- commissions, recordings, performances, musical and personal challenges -- a...

Excellent match-up between two superb L.A. ensembles. I heard an early preview of this over a year ago and was very impressed and and am even more impressed now - the sum is greater than the parts! Recommended!

"The story of the Celestial...

“ROVA is flying high at 40 years old: virtuosity, friendship, resistance, constantly renewed relevance; its members have developed a phenomenal sense of togetherness in their playing!”-François Couture, janvier 2018

“Despite the obvious obstacles, this singular San Francisco Bay Area band is staying on mission, moving forward. Over its four-plus decades the quartet has defined itself by applying an array of improvisational strategies to an ever-expanding body of new music.
The Circumference of Reason includes six tracks composed or, in the case of "NC17", designed between 2011 and 2016; then -- in typical ROVA fashion -- the pieces were worked over and performed by the quartet in rehearsals and concerts until...

Back in print after many years of unavailability.

"Massive & intense in-studio interpretation of John Coltrane's masterwork, Ascension - as performed by an all-star ensemble featuring The Rova Saxophone Quartet, Nels Cline (Wilco & more), guitar legend Fred Frith, Ikue Mori (formerly of No New York stars DNA), turntable wizard Otomo Yoshihide, plus other stellar guests."

“Coltrane’s Ascension belongs right up there in the pantheon of multi-recorded masterworks. Since this is only the...

The masters of Italian progressive hard rock formed in Rome in 1971. La Bibbia (1971) was a furiously violent but still astonishingly intelligent work. This is a very entertaining album. -Scented Gardens Of The Mind.

Some of the very best musicians in Japan, veterans of such bands as Bondage Fruit, the Boredoms, Bazooka Joe, Demi Semi Quaver...have come together in Rovo, a virtuosic trance-rock group based in Tokyo. This dynamic set collects the best of their legendary two-night run at New York City's premier new music club, Tonic. Beautifully recorded and impeccably mixed by Rovo mastermind, violinist Katsui Yuji in Japan, Tonic 2001 captures the firey brilliance of this dazzling band like no studio recording ever...

Jonathan Rowden - saxophones/electronics
Ryan Pryor - piano/rhodes
James Yoshizawa - drum set/percussion
Chris Hon - bass

“Los Angeles-based saxophonist and bandleader Jonathan Rowden is making some notable noise as a worthy player and conceptualist way out west, to quote Sonny Rollins. His group’s aptly named debut, Becoming, is a mix of unabashed emotionality, compositional breadth and occasional flights of free-ish fancy, adding up to an intriguing introductory mission statement..

Mark Rowen – Guitars/Mandolin/Keyboards programming/Backing Vocals
Lisa Box - Lead and Backing Vocals
Barry Cassells - Drums
Paul Teasdale – Bass and Backing Vocals
Leigh Perkins – Keyboards and Backing Vocals
with
Rob Cottingham – Background Keyboards track 8
Moray Macdonald – Background Keyboards track 1,3,6,7,10)
Guy Manning – 1st Synth solo track 7
Donna Maria Bottomley – Lead Vocal intro and chorus track 7
Jenni Tarr – Backing vocals...

Well, you either LIKE bagpipes or you DON’T. If you do, this is great and it mostly sounds pretty great for historic recordings from the 20s and 40s.

“The Irish Uillean pipes are less austere than the Scots -- the pipes play chords as well as drone and melody, much like a concertina with a drone. This gives the songs a familiar structure to go with the entrancing sound, which is also warmer Busad78dm_
than in the Scots pipes. Rowsome was not only a master piper (he was a teacher at 16) but...

Remastered, HDCD edition of this classic 1973 slice of art rock with all lyrics included. Did you know that if you look up 'early 70's art rock' in the dictionary, there is a picture of this album, along with Eno in his feathers? Last one for Eno, as...

Remastered, HDCD edition of this classic 1975 slice of art rock with all lyrics included at a very tasty price. Sadly, years of touring had done them in just as they had their one and only US hit. And isn't that (ex) Mrs. Ferry, soon to be (ex) Mrs. Mi...