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This is a new, instrumental (except for one song) Italian band somewhere between jazz/rock and progressive rock. At various times, the remind me of Djam Karet and Return to Forever, which is a pretty unique take on things. The press materials also...

Alan Reed: Vocals, 12-string, bass pedals
Tudor Davies: Keyboards (Arco)
Mark Spencer: Guitar, vocals (Twelfth Night, Galahad)
Daren Callow: Guitar, vocals
Jennifer Clark: Bass (Horse)
Henry Rogers: Drums (Touchstone)

"This is the debut album from Alan Reed and his band, featuring a selection of Alan’s solo material as well as some Pallas classics. The performances were recorded on the band’s UK dates in 2017.
The album captures the infectious energy of a band enjoy

“In deciding where to start listening to Jimmy Reed, the man and his record label made it easy -- at the beginning. His debut LP release, I'm Jimmy Reed, was about as strong a first album as was heard in Chicago blues, but also no stronger (relatively speaking) than the first long-players issued of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and co.
As was the case with most bluesmen of his generation, Reed's debut LP was really a collection of single sides than an actual album of new material (though some of it...

"Jimmy Reed's second album was a little bit different from his first, but not in a way that detracted from its value. Oh, as with most blues albums of the period, it consisted mostly of previously released single sides, in this case that he'd recorded and released over the prior seven years; but three of the dozen songs here were new to listeners when they showed up on Rockin' with Reed. And, of course, that opens several possible lines of inquiry -- were the later tracks held back for an anticipated...

“John Cale, the co-founder of The Velvet Underground, left the group in 1968 after tensions between himself and Lou Reed became intolerable; neither had much charitable to say about one other after that, and they seemed to share only one significant area of agreement -- they both maintained a great respect and admiration for Andy Warhol, the artist whose patronage of the group helped them reach their first significant audience.
So it was fitting that after Warhol's death in 1987, Reed and Cale began..

Mike Reed (drums and percussion), Jeff Parker (guitar), Jim Baker (ARP synthesizer), Nicole Mitchell (flutes).

"..an excellent collection of intimate encounters between Reed and three fantastic musicians. Listen to it the first time to hear...

Greg Ward (alto saxophone), Tim Haldeman (tenor saxophone), Jason Roebke (bass), Mike Reed (drums) with Marquis Hill (trumpet), Matthew Shipp (piano).

One of the very, very finest current ensembles in new jazz today and I say that as someone who has seen them a number of times. Hugely recommended.

"Chicago drummer Mike Reed formed People Places & Things eight years ago to mine the midcentury hard-bop heritage of his hometown. That mission held for several albums, before the focus began...

Greg Ward (alto saxophone), Tim Haldeman (tenor saxophone), Jason Roebke (bass), Mike Reed (drums) with Ab Baars (tenor and clarinet), Eric Boeren (cornet), Joost Buis (trombone), Guus Janssen (piano), Oscar Jan Hoogland (piano), Michael Moore (alto...

Rob Reed is the leader of Magenta and the Kompendium project, as well as other projects.
This is the second of his sincere and loving tributes to the music of Mike Oldfield, the person whose music who originally inspired Rob to become a musician!
Rob plays most of the instruments along with the great Simon Phillips on drums, and Anghard Brinn contributes wordless female voice. Helping with the technical duties are Simon Heyworth and Tom Newman, both of whom were involved with many of the classic.

Rob Reed is the leader of Magenta and the Kompendium project. His two "Sanctuary" releases are his sincere and loving tributes to the music of Mike Oldfield, the person whose music who originally inspired Rob to become a musician!
This is a live performance of music from both volumes of Sanctuary, recorded live at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studio.

"Accompanied by a 13 piece band, including fellow Magenta members Christina Booth, Chris Fry, Jiffy Griffiths and Dan Nelson, and vocalist...

“CD1 contains the new album while CD2 includes bonus tracks and Tom Newman's alternative mix of the whole album The DVD has the complete album mixed in 5.1 surround plus promo videos.”

Will you be surprised to learn that this is very, very influenced by and reminiscent of Mike Oldfield? Only if you’ve been sleeping in a cave.

Rob Reed - various instruments
Simon Phillips - drums
Troy Donockley - various instruments
Les Penning - recorder
Tom Newman - bodhrán

"Robert Reed’s new solo album, 'The Ringmaster Part One' is a follow-up to the successful Sanctuary series. Again, Rob has collaborated with Tubular Bells producer Tom Newman and multi-instrumentalist Les Penning on the album, along with drummer Simon Phillips and multi-instrumentalist Troy Donockley.
The Ringmaster albums will be released

Rob Reed's great love of Mike Oldfield is well known and well documented and here he pays tribute to one of Oldfield's collaborators, the classical composer and also the keyboardist in his Whole World band as well as other Oldfield projects, David Bedford.
This EP is part of a celebration of David's work on what would have been his 80th birthday in August and is mixed by Tubular Bells engineer and producer Tom Newman.

Joshua Bruneau (trumpet), Jonathan Barber (drums), Rick Germanson (piano), Nat Reeves (bass).

"Nat Reeves has built a successful career touring the world with some of the most important figures in jazz in the last half-century, beginning with...

"The fire and fury of '60s free jazz and the tumult of electronic rock tinged experimental music is on full display on this new powerhouse offering from four cutting edge Oslo based musicians collectively known as Reflection in Cosmo.
With Kjetil Moster on saxes, Hans Magnus Ryan on guitar, Stale Storlokken on keyboards and Thomas Stronen on drums, these four kindred spirits strike a tumultuous accord on their self titled debut on RareNoise Records, which represents Moster's followup...

Theo Bleckmann: voice, live electronic processing/John Hollenbeck: percussion, crotales, vibraphones/ Gary Versace: piano, accordion, keyboards

"Since 2002, Refuge Trio has explored delicate, playful music while the members’ unique voices also..

Decent, listenable, but still very bootleg-quality live recording by this short-lived classical rock trio. If you know and love them, this is worth your nickel, especially as the band plays well and it includes some unreleased material, a good essay...

"Greetings Earth-o-nauts.
The worm has (re) turned! And this time the Regal Worm (Jarrod Gosling of I Monster, Cobalt Chapel) is tackling The Hideous Goblink.
An album painstakingly created by one solitary man ensconced in his darkened, tiny sky parlour of awe, wonder, and heaps of dusty old gear.
Regal Worm’s mission is putting a ‘ggressive’ back into progressive. Getting grubby with the ghosts of the old gods.
The Hideous Goblink reveals a distinct sense of urgency, expressing...

Franz Hautzinger - quarter tone trumpet
Christian Fennesz - guitar, laptop
Otomo Yoshihide - guitar, turntables, el. devices
Luc Ex – bass
Tony Buck - drums, percussion

“Founded 1995 in London by Austrian trumpeter and band leader Franz Hautzinger as an ensemble for experimental music, the project developed over the years into a mixed style fusion band. Various musicians like Fennesz, Tony Buck, Otomo Yoshihide, Burkhard Stangl, Oren Ambarchi, Martin Siewert, and others were par

Somehow, this very excellent album of mostly acoustic systems music was released by Rough Trade in the mid 80s. I’ve had it and it’s crap pressing for decades and decades and am finally able to really hear it!
Highly recommended for fans of minimal music / systems music.

“Regular Music were early instigators of the UK post-systems movement whose work straddles the spheres of rock, minimalism and post-punk.
The band was formed in 1980 by composer/performers Helen Ottaway, Jeremy Peyton..

“The fabulous voice of Sofía Rei has graced several Zorn vocal projects, from the acappella quartet Mycale to the dynamic Song Project, and here she interprets eight compositions from the Book Beri’ah—the third and last book completing the Masada legacy. Featuring the remarkable JC Maillard on saz bass, the arrangements are incredibly varied, and range from lyrical heartfelt ballads to driving grooves. Intimate and intensely personal, this is one of the most unique Masada CDs in the entire series!...

"Reissue of a seminal Shandar lp of early Reich music, recorded at two concerts in 1970. Both pieces are for four organs, & you can hear the early elements of his non tape-music here. Includes Phillip Glass as a member of the ensemble!"

"'Four Organs' is the ultimate minimalist composition. Performed by Reich, Glass, Art Murphy and Steve Chambers, four identical Farfisa organs strike a single chord and gradually lengthen each note to produce polyrhythms between the players. Anchored by Jon Gibson

“Composed for a video art exhibit [and book] by Gerhard Richter that involves a series of halving and turning of a stripped pattern into pixels and back, Steve Reich's music has a built-in rhythmic base in which to play. The metered notes, half, quarter, eights, sixteenths, offered by Ensemble intercontemporain in the acoustic wonder of Philharmonie de Paris-Cité, named for Pierre Boulez, produce an engaging melodic pattern. This is a concert recording to add to the magic. The instrumentation is what...

“After the widely noticed performance at the "Acht Brücken Festival 2016" at Cologne's Philharmonic Hall, Gregor Schwellenbach, Hauschka, Erol Sarp (of Grandbrothers), Daniel Brandt and Paul Frick (both of Brandt Brauer Frick) and John Kameel Farah release their interpretation of Steve Reich's "Six Pianos" as a studio recording.
The re-recording of this piece is an interpretation of Reich's composition but still far more than just that - it is a modern approach to his idea behind it. The basic idea...

Despite their being quite popular at the time, and despite Achim's long history in music, being a big name in the "Beat-era" with The Rattles and then later being a early pioneer of the Krautrock sound, most of his great albums from the 70s have not....

Despite their being quite popular at the time, and despite Achim's long history in music, being a big name in the "Beat-era" with The Rattles and then later being a early pioneer of the Krautrock sound, most of his great albums from the 70s have not....

Hans Reichel was a brilliant (difficult, but brilliant) guitarist and instrument-maker. Starting in the 70s, he released a number of truly amazing solo albums, most of them on the FMP label.
Using regular and self-made instruments, his music truly sounds like no one else's. This is his second and is the 1st time it has appeared on CD! Conditionally hugely recommended!

"Second LP in the catalog of German guitarist and instrument inventor Hans Reichel (1949-2011), a program of microtonal...

Active from the early 70s until about 2010, Hans Reichel was a guitarist and instrument builder who built a number of very wonderful and unique guitars during his lifetime.
He has a relatively small number of solo albums (which is where I think he shines the brightest) and this one, from 1981, is probably his masterpiece. Impossible to describe (NOTHING else sounds like Hans’ guitars) and noisily beautiful. Highly recommended.

“Subtitled some more guitar solos, Bonobo Beach was German....

Hans Reichel was a brilliant (difficult, but brilliant) guitarist and instrument-maker. Starting in the 70s, he released a number of truly amazing solo albums, most of them on the FMP label.
Using regular and self-made instruments, his music truly sounds like no one else's. This was his first and is the 1st time it has appeared on CD!
Conditionally hugely recommended!

"Originally released on FMP in 1973, this is the debut LP by legendary German guitar improvisor and instrument inventor...

New solo album by the fantastic accordionist of The Claudia Quintet and many other projects. "A veteran of countless Tzadik projects led by (among others), David Krakauer, Marc Ribot, Roberto Rodriguez and Anthony Coleman, accordionist Ted Reichman ste...

First release by a monster axe-slinger + rhythm section who burn up a batch of Dregs-inspired toons. OK, ok, like some others, I guess this isnt the most original release in the catalog, but he really cooks, & those of you whose ears perk up when you h...

While they last (we only have a few), these are half of the regular price!

Steve Reid was a peripheral figure throughout the 1960s and 1970s on many jazz and related sessions. This is his first album in a long time and I am happy to say that...

This album features the leader on drums with Arthur Blythe-alto sax, Michael Keith-trombone, Les Walker-piano, David Wertman-bass, plus guest appearances from Chris Capers-trumpet, Melvin Smith-guitar and Charles Tyler-baritone sax.

"“The second album from the legendary Steve Reid as a limited edition CD.
Drummer and composer extraordinaire Steve Reid’s Rhythmatism is one of his deepest and most radical of albums of all time and features some of the heaviest jazz players – Arthur Blythe...

"Chicago-based cellist and composer Tomeka Reid, a mainstay on the Windy City scene and an important contemporary member of the A.A.C.M., was commissioned to create original music for the first documentary to chronicle the Imagists, Chicago’s hometown post-surrealists who exhibited together starting in the mid-1960s. Reid composed theme music for the film and made a wide range of multi-track improvisations based on moods, creating a tableau from which the film drew as it unwound the artists’ circuitous...

Tomeka Reid – cello
Mary Halvorson – guitar
Jason Roebke – bass
Tomas Fujiwara – drums

“...a stimulating and mesmerizing work that showcases the superlative cellist's artistry at its best. Her exquisite instrumental prowess as well as her brilliant writing make this a singular record...programmed with an excellent sense of pace and point.” – All About Jazz

The jazz polls might still list cello under the...

I just saw this great band a couple of weeks ago. How can you possibly go wrong with
Tomeka Reid-cello
Mary Halvorson-guitar
Jason Roebke-double bass
Tomas Fujiwara-drums
?? - answer: you probably can't!

"Over the last decade or so Chicago cellist and composer Tomeka Reid has emerged as one of the most original, versatile, and curious musicians in the city’s bustling jazz and improvised music community. Her distinctive melodic sensibility, usually braided to a strong sense

Alexander Hawkins: Piano
Tomeka Reid: Cello

"Shards and Constellations presents duets with two remarkable musicians Tomeka Reid and Alexander Hawkins. Both have become creative epicenters in the jazz and improvisation scene in recent years with their original, versatile and innovative art. Reid has recorded extensively with many legendary artists from the AACM such as Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell as well as the next generation of AACM artists including Nicole Mitchell, Dee Alexander..

“The Mouser, an intimate session between Chicagoan- now-New-York-based cellist Tomeka Reid and Italian drummer Filippo Monico (who has worked with Giorgio Gaslini, Mario Schiano and others since the early ‘70s) recorded in Milan, Italy, is unstructured play at its best. Imaginative and daring, the two dive into the margins and depths of the cello and drums to uncover a much richer instrumentation and aural palette than one would expect from a duo.
“Let’s play,” Monico says earnestly on the first...

“Searching for leadership in a singular sense on Geometry of Caves immediately becomes an exercise in needless futility. The foursome behind the fifty-minutes of freely improvised music is resolute in its acceptance of communal responsibility and creation. Vocalist Kyoko Kitamura sings and speaks in wordless flurries, matching and Taylor Ho Bynum’s brassy exhortations on cornet and either bass or piccolo trumpets. Cellist Tomeka Reid and guitarist Joe Morris worry and pluck their respective strings...

Drummer and composer Xavi Reija is a completely new name to me, but this is a really great album of advanced and interesting power trio jazz/rock that really knocked me out. Also appearing is guitarist Dusan Jevtovic and bassist Bernat Hernandez. Check...

XAVI REIJA - drums
TONY LEVIN - bass guitar, upright bass, stick
MARKUS REUTER - touch guitar
DUSAN JEVTOVIC - guitar

A mostly heavy, jazz/rock/progressive release with some nice dual Stick work at times, by a team of excellent players. This is a smoking goodie; don't blink and miss it!

"The Sound Of The Earth is like a musical buffet, with something for everyone who has a taste for genre-crossing electric music. The Reija/Jevtovic pairing has a history to draw from, as..

Wonderful and brilliant set of improvised duets from the well known cellist Ernst Reijseger and the very little known Scotch drummer Alan Purves. This is mostly short (1 - 5 minutes) with a few mid length duets recorded at their only West Coast perform...

If tying the original 30s and 40s recordings by the great Django to films where his music appeared makes people pick up on a fine album, then all power to everyone involved in this concept. Great music.

"No jazz musician can surely ever have expressed themselves more eloquently than Django. The nuances and breathtaking sophistications of his playing style have obvious cinematic potential and Woody Allen and Louis Malle are among the directors who have made use of his music in their films...

Every serious fan of music and guitar should have at least one collection of Django Reinhardt on hand, the man who created first truly European variant/contribution to the jazz cannon.
This is a great sampler of work from his most popular period, 1935-1939, including recordings with his equally popular musical foil, violinist Stephane Grapelli and the Quintette de Hot Club de France. Over an hour of happy musical mastery!

“Blaine L. Reininger needs no special introduction. He is an American post-punk, new-wave and alternative pop singer, songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist (particularly violin), writer and performer.
He is known for being a member of the group Tuxedomoon since 1977 after co-founding it with Steven Brown and, latterly, for a notable music and theatre career, both as a soloist and contributor to other artists' recordings, including The Durutti Column, Snakefinger, Anna Domino, Savage Republic...

“Blaine L. Reininger needs no special introduction. He is an American post-punk, new-wave and alternative pop singer, songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist (particularly violin), writer and performer.
He is known for being a member of the group Tuxedomoon since 1977 after co-founding it with Steven Brown and, latterly, for a notable music and theatre career, both as a soloist and contributor to other artists' recordings, including The Durutti Column, Snakefinger, Anna Domino, Savage Republic...

First new music (at least that I know about) from one of the main men behind Tuxedomoon in quite some time!

"I first met William Lee Self somewhere in the uncharted darkness of the 1980’s in Brussels. I don’t remember the exact circumstances...

Bobby Read was the saxist of However for many years. After However ended, he ended up in the progressive/folk/new age band Trapezoid, where guitarist Paul Reisler is from. This duo album has a lot of elements of However in it, reminiscent of However's ...


"The British-Dutch band the Relatives have been around about 10 years, but are only known to a select few. The band, which was founded by the British bassist and vocalist Jack Monck (who was a member of Henry Cow, Syd Barrett's post Pink Floyd group and Delivery) and the Dutch keyboard player Willem Jan Droog started recording a CD which was never completed. Eventually there came a new creative impetus and their recent CD release has surprising and unexpected qualities. This CD is more or less dedicated...