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So, I get a couple of samples in from No Man's Land in Germany by this group I've never heard of and I don't look carefully at it and I put it in the player, and I put one of them in and the thing is playing and it's this very Eastern European...

"This CD allows the music of two of the 20th century's musical giants to be heard as they've never quite been heard before. Sun Ra and Stockhausen have a lot in common: mysticism, astrology, a self-constructed cosmology and (intertwining) compositional...

“Retreat from Moscow originally hail from Cardiff, Wales, UK and gigged extensively from 1979-1981. Fast forward 40 years and the band of core members, Andrew Raymond, Greg Haver, Tony Lewis and John Harris reformed in 2019 to start recording old and new material for a new album, ‘The World As We Knew It’. The roots of their music is influenced by the progressive giants of the 70s but their sound nods more to the 80s new wave of progressive music with strong melody, big keyboards and choruses, and...

"Making contemporary progressive rock, using the instruments and sounds of the golden era in progressive music, was the main idea behind the Retroheads concept. It started out as one mans dream about a band that could tribute the free spirits of the...


Chick Corea – Fender Rhodes piano
Stanley Clarke – bass
Bill Connors – guitar
Steve Gadd – drums
Mingo Lewis – percussion & congas

This is a quite good (very hissy, but totally listenable) radio broadcast of an early line-up of RTF; the great Bill Connors is already in place, but session-man extra-ordinaire Steve Gadd is here instead of Lenny (Steve must have had a free evening) and there’s a dedicated percussionist!
Chick doesn’t own a synthesizer yet, and they are still..

Whenever people talk about or think about Chick Corea and Return to Forever, they generally think of note-bending Moogs and the blazing guitars of either Bill Connors or Al Dimeola. Which isn't wrong, but before that happened, Chick's original idea...

1975 album by the best known version of this seminal 1970s fusion band: Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, Al DiMeola and Lenny White!

The 5th album by this fusion supergroup of Chick Corea, Al DiMeola, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White, this is from 1976 and is generally agreed to be their last great recording. It's also their most 'proggy'.

Here is the second and third albums from this popular and influencial fusion quintet, featuring the best-known version of the band with Chick Corea, Al Dimeola, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White. The regular CD versions of these two albums leave an awful...

MARKUS REUTER - touch guitar, electronics
TIM MOTZER - guitars, bass, electronics
KENNY GROHOWSKI - drums

Three great players get together and just let it all GO!

Speaking in general terms, "shapeshifting" refers to an act of rapid physical transformation, from one form to another by supernatural means. Whether its origins can be traced to a genetically inherited superhuman ability, incidences of the spirit world manifesting into the physical, shamanism, black magic, or...

Long out of print and impossibly rare, this tends to got for $40.00 and up when it can be found (http://tinyurl.com/y9hmkf). Reuter is a tap-guitarist who is probably best known for his work with the Europa String Choir, who released an album about...

Dennis Kuhn: Vibraphone
Ti-Hsien Lai: Vibraphone
Luis Andrés Chavarría Báez: Glockenspiel
Lukas Heckmann: Glockenspiel, Shaker
Marius Fink: Crotales, Shaker
Oğuz Akbaş: Crotales, Shaker
Maria Wunder: Bass Clarinet
Patrick Baumann: Electric Guitar
Johannes Engelhardt: Electric Bass
Hye-Rim Ma: Synthesizer
Linda-Philomène Tsoungui: Drums
Markus Reuter: Touch Guitars® AU8, Soundscapes

“Supported by an eleven-piece ensemble cast, Markus

"13 short pieces, which fall together as a sort of puzzle, sometimes odd and playful, sometimes rather intense. This international collaboration was conceived and recorded in one intense week at Robert Rich’s Soundscape studio in California. This is an...

Everyone here remembers Danny Sher, right? Right? Sigh. Anyway, at the very beginning of 2011, Danny contacted me about carrying his self-released first album, which was a fantastic, complex electric jazz release, all by terrific musicians I had never...

“A reissue of Martin Rev's Cheyenne, originally released in 1991. The sphere of Martin Rev's influence and the relevance of his music may well be related to the fact that he was one of the first artists who succeeded in grasping the abstraction of electronic music, infusing it with a sense of immediacy built on raw energy.
Whilst the likes of La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, and Kraftwerk were busy digging in the electronic music garden, Martin Rev found inspiration in the...

“A reissue of Martin Rev's Clouds of Glory, originally released in 1985. Martin Rev is best known as one half of the seminal duo Suicide (with Alan Vega). Listening to his solo albums, it becomes clear that Rev was responsible for the group's music.
Clouds of Glory, his second solo effort, was released on the French label New Rose in 1985. Suicide mirrored the reductive and radical traits of the contemporaneous punk scene that was in the process of emerging, but their electronic, minimalist form of...

Long-time Waysiders are aware of the great, under-acknowledged work of Guigou Chenevier, both as bandleader, composer and drummer, for his great work with such ensembles as Etron Fou Leloublan, Volapuk and a string of fine solo works under his own name.

Reve General is his latest project, which includes 75% of Volapuk + the band Metamorphosis.

Notice that the line-up is two violins, two cellos, two guitars and drums, which is, obviously, a very unique sound. AND it was recorded live...

"Reverie is a project led by composer and guitarist Valerio Vado, who has previously appeared on albums by the Italian bands LETHE and THE WATCH. Valerio defines the Reverie sound as 'ethno-progressive', with ancient Mediterranean and European influences informing a modern sensibility. The instrumentation sets the project apart from the norm, with woodwinds, guitars, mandolin, cello, piano, percussions and electronics (keyboards, effects), while the lyrics sample from masters like Shakespeare, Pasolini...

"Rêverie Duo is an acoustic duo - Valerio Daniele acoustic guitar and Redi Hasa cello – whose art is largely drawn from natural and ‘atavistic’ influences. The recordings on “Stagioni” were made in the atmospheric environment of a fifteenth century...

Bill McHenry(ts) / Branford Marsalis (ts) / Chad Taylor (d) / Darius Jones (as) / Eric Revis (b).

“For bassist Eric Revis, differentiations between what is considered “mainstream” and “avant-garde” in jazz means next to nothing. With his new...

Eric Revis double bass
Ken Vandermark tenor saxophone and clarinet
Kris Davis piano
Chad Taylor drums

"Whether frontier his own ensembles with colleagues like Orrin Evans, Nasheet Waits, Kris Davis, Andrew Cyrille, Darius Jones and Jason Moran, double bassist Eric Revis has established himself as much for his experimentations into the unknown as with mainstream jazz forms (Branford Marsalis Quartet, Betty Carter). On his newest album as a leader, "Sing Me Some Cry" (Clean Feed), he.

Eric Revis, double bass / Nasheet Waits, drums / Jason Moran, piano / Ken Vandermark, tenor saxophone and clarinet.

"Like what happened to other absurd walls, the one artificially dividing “mainstream” and “avant-garde” jazz is definitely...

Kris Davis, piano / Eric Revis, double bass / Andrew Cyrille, drums.

"Can you tell when a straight-ahead jazz performance – live or recorded – is also an experimental one? No? We can: it happens when Eric Revis is involved, being this double...

"And Now… the return of the Revolutionary Ensemble! The release of a new album by the influential collective may come as a surprise to band’s many long-time fans – Not much had been heard from the trio since the late 1970s. An avant-garde jazz band based

"The band thrives on experimentation while still keeping things accessible...passionately performed... captivating." – Editor's Pick, Downbeat Magazine
“Jazz has been declared “dead” innumerable times since saxophonist Ken Field formed the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble (RSE) in 1990. The band obviously didn’t get the memo! In fact, it’s ironic that over the years rather than playing a “Second Line” dirge for jazz’s funeral, the horn-heavy sextet – inspired by the New Orleans brass band tradition - has..

"It’s Mardi Gras time‚ so make way for Boston-based saxophonist Ken Field and his Revolutionary Snake Ensemble‚ who use boisterous New Orleans brass-band rhythms as a launching pad for unbridled improvisations on their third album...

"Ben Reynolds is an English solo steel string guitarist and songwriter. In his solo instrumental works he draws upon the vast well of musical inspiration native to the British Isles as well as that found across the Atlantic and beyond. Ben's 2008...

"A special 2 CDs for the price of 1 deal -- with CD 1 (stereo) music encoded for CD 2 (binaural - headphone only listening), the listener gets their own personal surround sound-for-the-head version -- the same music -- but different. This is a recording..


Rockville, MD? ROCKVILLE, MD? Who *are* these guys? I never heard of them or any of the players, except one of the guests here. Popping this on, what I hear is very good, very fresh, hard to describe and recommended!...

Second album by this great DC-area 'brutal prog' guitar/bass/drums trio who, since their 1st album came out and caught me completely unaware and by surprise, I've seen perform 4 times and who always put on a excellent performance! Recommended!...

One of DMV's great contributions to the 'scene', proudly presenting their excellent, third album on Tzadik!

"Together since 2010, Les Rhinocéros has brought their manic and zany mixture of heavy metal riffs, world music, noise, math rock....

"The first authoritative compilation of American dream pop artist Happy Rhodes, whose singular songwriting and four-octave vocal range emanated from the pastoral confines of upstate New York in the 1980s. Her melding of classical music influences with synthesizer and acoustic guitar, and her enchanting and idiosyncratic singing, are favorably compared to heralded English chanteuse Kate Bush. Fans of such artistic pop music would be remiss to overlook Rhodes's similarly remarkable and otherworldly sonic...

1999 release by this very interesting singer/songwriter with a multi-octave voice. "Happy Rhodes is an enigma. This is according to the Music Industry, which has never been able to pigeon-hole her into any category. Her music is otherworldly yet substa...

This relatively young band from Normandy, France, makes their debut on disc here, with a CD that has six tracks; three from new recordings by the current line-up of the group (drums/lead vocals, bass/vocals, guitar/vocals, alto & baritone sax/alto...

Catherine Ribeiro was one of the best known female vocalists in France during the 1970's. For the time, her albums were quite far out, with excellent and also rather wild singing by Catherine, as well as excellent backing by her superb band Alpes.
After a very long time away, this live album, recorded in 2007, finds her in surprisingly good voice. The band is guitar, keyboards, bass and drums and is still quite progressive, with most of the tunes covered being old classics. Don’t necessarily start...

I've never seen Marc Ribot play, but I've heard about how great he is, but nothing I've heard has really blown me away. Until this. This is Ribot playing electric guitar and simply wailing in a very avant/jazz/rock vein ala Jimi Hendrix, Fred Frith...

"Heretical new music for solo guitar composed and performed by the radical maverick Marc Ribot, who has worked with everyone from Elvis Costello, Maryanne Faithful and Tom Waits to Bill Frisell and Sun Ra. Conceived as impossible etudes and exercises...

“Long before Marc Ribot made a name for himself as a pioneering force in NYC's downtown music scene, and as guitarist for luminaries like Tom Waits, Wilson Pickett and The Lounge Lizards, he began his guitar studies as a teenager with close family friend, the Father of Haitian classical guitar, Frantz Casséus.
In 1946, Frantz came to NYC from his native Port-au-Prince, Haiti with the ambition to compose a distinctly Haitian classical guitar music, to fuse the European classical tradition with...

"Party Intellectuals is the debut recording from Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog, a post-everything band combining the energies of two masters of downtown New York mayhem: guitarist/vocalist Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, John Zorn, Robert Plant, T-Bone Burnett...

Marc Ribot's boldly beautiful world of atavistic horror reaches its apex in Scelsi Morning, a startling and eclectic collection of Marc's most powerful compositions for chamber ensemble. Touching upon Ayler, Morton Feldman, minimalism and of course the...

''From brilliant surf guitar to perverse improvisation to Cuban rhythms, this eclectic compilation of his cinematic music displays the full range of his talents and the sick depths of his mind....listened as an album without the visuals, suggests a twi...

"A visionary guitarist, Ribot is a fount of pithy commentary."-New York Times

"Almost a polar opposite of his last release, Party Intellectuals, Silent Movies is mostly filled with gorgeously contemplative compositions performed solo, with...

“With his new album Songs of Resistance 1948 - 2018, Ribot—one of the world’s most accomplished and acclaimed guitar players—set out to assemble a set of songs that spoke to this political moment with appropriate ambition, passion, and fury.
The eleven songs on the record are drawn from the World War II anti-Fascist Italian partisans, the U.S. civil rights movement, and Mexican protest ballads, as well as original compositions, and feature a wide range of guest vocalists, including Tom Waits, Steve...

This second volume of Marc Ribot's music for films is one of the most eclectic and exciting CDs he's made to date. From 1930s swing to science fiction soundscapes, deep soul grooves to hypnotic moods for strings and guitar, Filmworks 2 is a fascinating...

"What is Spiritual Unity?

Spiritual Unity is a group formed by guitarist Marc Ribot dedicated to re-creating and re-imagining the music of the great saxophonist Albert Ayler, one of the pillars of modern jazz. Ribot (Lounge Lizards, Los Cubanos

"Party Intellectuals was a stellar debut album and it seems Ceramic Dog was pretty geared up for the follow-up, Your Turn. It's just as eclectic, just as rocking, and just as twisted, and has plenty of raw, noisy guitar. Your Turn is just a bit leaner...

Marc Ribot: guitars, vocals
Shahzad Ismaily: bass, keyboards, backing vocals
Ches Smith: drums, percussion, electronics, backing vocals
with
Darius Jones: alto sax (6,7)
Rubin Khodeli: cello (8)
Gyda Valtysdottir: cello (8)
Syd Straw: background vocals (3)

“When these recording sessions began in the last week of May 2020, I hadn’t left my house to go anywhere other than the grocery store in over two months. I hadn’t taken a cab or subway. I’d lost several..

Totally SMOKIN' electric jazz trio set from this band of equals. Grimes and Chad sound great together and this is one of the best things I have heard out of Ribot. Includes two late period Coltrane tracks (Sun Ship & Dearly Beloved), two by Ayler...