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Sara Serpa voice, composition
Ingrid Laubrock tenor, soprano saxophone
Erik Friedlander cello

“Serpa is a fresh and riveting presence on the vocal-jazz landscape.”– Nate Chinen, JazzTimes

“Serpa possesses a preternatural cool, injecting weightless sophistication and melodic grace into everything she touches.” – Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

“Serpa moves easily between traditional jazz vocalism, improvisation, and new music, and has one of the most elegant and beautif

"The quartet Serpentina Satelite was formed by the end of 2003 in Lima, Peru. Their music creates atmospheres and emotions throughout diverse musical influences; exploring space -- kraut-rock, avant garde stoner and psychedelia. In late 2004 the band...

"Brian Settles brings his buttery, powerful sax tone to his Engine Studios debut recording, along with a longstanding playing relationship with the musicians who make up his group Central Union. The listener hears mindful improvisation from those years...

Sofia Jernberg (voice), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello), David Stakenas (guitar), Emil Strandberg (trumpet), Patric Thorman (bass).

"Computers ‘think’ in 1's and 0's. Humans... enjoy the concept of 2. Seval returns with its second record, 2; a...

James MacGaw, the great guitarist of Magma and One Shot, has been struggling with illness for some time. And due to the illness, he is struggling financially. This is a release that he worked on and finished in 2010, but hadn't done a final mix of, but when he got ill, his friends all pitched in and finished for him and that his friends all pitched in to release, with all proceeds going to James.

"Seven independent souls - a septet of mercenaries without a map or compass, let loose in the studios..

"Beyond. Not of this planet. Asymmetrical, atonal, cold, and yet in perfect harmony with itself. Created over a span of three years in collaboration with Mr. Blake Fleming, the drummer extraordinaire behind bands like "Laddio Bolocko", "The Mars Volta", and many more, Omega is brutal and driving, mystical and out of this world. A suitable end to the "The Death and Resurrection of Krautrock" trilogy. It's time to abandon this planet and let music speak for itself. The Last Lord Of Atlantis Seven That...

"Released in 1975 by Gull Records, Psi-Fi was the second album by SEVENTH WAVE, initially a studio project which was the brainchild of musicians KEN ELLIOTT and KIERAN O'CONNOR (previously with the pioneering group Second Hand).
Psi-Fi followed on from the acclaimed Things to Come (released the previous year) and was the result of many sessions at Chalk Farm Studios in London. Unlike the previous Seventh Wave album, Psi-Fi saw keyboard player / vocalist Ken Elliott and percussionist Kieran O'Connor...

"Released in 1974 by Gull Records, Things To Come was the brainchild of musicians KEN ELLIOTT and KIERAN O'CONNOR (previously with the pioneering group Second Hand).
The conceptual album was recorded at Chalk Farm Studios in London and was the result of many hours of meticulous overdubbing, with Ken Elliott playing an arsenal of keyboards and utilizing the latest synthesizer technology of the day (in addition to providing vocals), whilst Kieran O'Connor played a multitude of percussion....

‘Enchanting and angelic...In addition to owning a strong voice, (Kim) is down to earth and likeable...Undoubtedly a star in the making’- Prog

"Formerly the front woman of progressive rock band Touchstone, Kim Seviour has now launched her solo career which follows her signing to White star Records. Kim can now reveal that she has been working on a brand new album with one of prog music's finest and prevalent musicians, John Mitchell (Lonely Robot, Frost*, It Bites).Kim has a particularly unique...

Dave Sewelson - Baritone Saxophone
Steve Swell - Trombone
William Parker - Bass
Marvin Bugalu Smith - Drums

Cuneiform fans know baritone saxist Dave for his excelling work with The Microscopic Septet and Fast ‘n’ Bulbous, among other things, but he has long worked in various more ‘free jazz’ fields and this is his latest.

“William Parker had included a talk he had with Dave Sewelson, the instigator of these proceedings, in his latest book Conversations III. Chad Fowler.

Cut-out copies of this album, which isn't as good as "Dime Grind Palace" but it's still Bernstein and it still is worth hearing.

Trumpeter Steven Bernstein is not your typical jazz cat. First off, he plays a slide trumpet. Secondly, it's not...

Great disc by the great Sex Mob, led by Steven Bernstein-trumpet + Kenny Wollesen-drums, Tony Scherr-bass, Briggan Krauss-alto sax with John Medeski-organ, recorded live in excellent sound in front of a big audience who drive them onward to greatness. Tun

Aaron Bennet, saxophone
Jerome Bryerton, drums
John Butcher, saxophone
Danielle DeGruttola, cello
Henry Kaiser, guitar
Damon Smith, double bass
Kurt Newman, guitar (track 9)

“Sextessense is "a tribute to John Stevens and the SME" (the title refers of course to the two albums Stevens recorded with the Derek Bailey, Kent Carter, Evan Parker and Trevor Watts line-up of the Spontaneous Music Ensemble in 1973, Quintessence 1 and 2).
Stevens was one of the prime movers

"'Tzenni' in Hassaniya means to circulate, to spin, to turn. It's the name for a whirling dance performed to the music of Moorish griots, often under khaima tents thrown up for street gatherings in the sandy quarters of Nouakchott and out across the wide deserts of Mauritania. Tzenni is an orbit, the movement of the earth around the sun, the daily progression of light and dark, lunar cycles, tides and winds. Tzenni, the dance, comes forth as the cyclical trajectory of a Moorish musical gathering builds...

Doriano Mestriner / guitar
Mirco De Marchi / keyboards, vocals
Sandro Bellemo / bass
Alessandro Casagrande / drums
Francesco Nardo / lead vocals

"The band was born in the first half of the 70's, then in the middle of the decade they changed formation and name, assuming its present name. The group, after opening for Orme, Biglietto per L'Inferno, Ibis, Perigeo, Tito Schipa, suspended its activities as a homogeneous entity and the members pursued different musical projects. With t

The second release by a band who formed in the early/mid 70s, played shows opening for Le Orme, Perigeo, Biglietto per L’Inferno, etc etc but who never actually recorded anything until 40 some years later! They certainly deserve an ‘A’ for ‘stick-to-it-ness’!!

"Many of the members from the Rock Progressive Italiano band "Sezione Frenante" played in the band known as "Nuove Dimnesioni" which was founded in 1974 and disbanded in 1978. The new incarnation formed in 2006, and under the name of...

"SH.TG.N is the reunion of a six-pack of Belgian musicians from different musical backgrounds: jazz, classical and rock. It was founded in February 2009 by eclectic musician and keyboardist Antoine Guenet (who in meantime has joined another MoonJune...

"The music was recorded live while the first comeback concert of the band in April 2009. Four original members and guests celebrated the songs of their albums and added some new ones. Progressive Rock at its finest."

First-time ever on CD for the first and best of two by this German band. You'll hear elements of Grobschnitt and Eloy for certain here. This was released in 1977 and was originally released on Sky, from whom this was licensed.

"Like many young...

SHaK is Esmond Selwyn (guitar), George Haslam (baritone sax) and Steve Kershaw (bass) performing standards and a few jazz chesnuts.

After disbanding the Mahavishnu Orchestra, guitarist/leader McLaughlin indulged his ever-growing interest in Indian music by forming Shakti, featuring some of the greatest young names in Indian classical music (L. Skankar, Zakir Hussain, T.H. Vinayalar...

After disbanding the Mahavishnu Orchestra, guitarist/leader McLaughlin indulged his ever-growing interest in Indian music by forming Shakti, featuring some of the greatest young names in Indian classical music. They made 3 albums, all of them great...

Shaman is: Jean Derome (altos sax, flute, objects, voice) and Joane Hétu (alto saxophone, voice).

"Two saxophones, two voices; two gargoyles, two satyrs; two forces of nature that agitate, whistle, squeak, scrape, blow, and bite, transforming...

"Our second album is darker, heavier, knottier, yet more fragile and vulnerable. It has taken five years, countless studio hours, but zero compromises. Hours of music have been distilled to 45 intense minutes, each one of which a deliberate and necessary part, and not a calorie was spent catering to anyone's preferences but our own. Some might call it a change of direction, but then Shamblemaths never had a direction to begin with. The album is like a picture with many shades, but all from a common, dark...

"One of the early works of art created for the West by the Grandfather of World Music. This album stands as an early attempt to teach the curious western listener about the complexity and beauty of Indian music. Composer Alan Hovhaness provides some...

"A collaboration between an avant-garde modern classical composer and a traditional Indian/Hindi composer/performer seems as unlikely as ice hockey on the River Styx. However, Passages is a collaboration between Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar and it works quite well.
Shankar's smooth style fits nicely with Glass' dissonant orchestrations. There is a great deal of technical data involved here. Both of these artists have long taken intellectual approaches to music. Thus, the liner notes are a bit...

"With recordings made at least a decade before Psychedelia, More Flowers of India showcases the beautiful, dreamlike art of Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan and attests to the extraordinary influence of Indian classical music on western culture....


"Schmeis! The newest CD from the madcap Yiddish sax maven Paul Shapiro is an over the top exploration of the cross roads of Yiddish Bop, Swing and comedy. Including covers of novelty songs originally recorded by Slim Gaillard and Cab Calloway as well...

Paul Shapiro has done it again! Following up on the enormous success of his first CD for Tzadik, Midnight Minyan, Shapiro here turns his prodigious arranging talents and fat tenor sound to eight of his own compositions and two liturgical melodies evoki...

Paul Shapiros fat tenor sound has graced the music of such diverse artists as Lou Reed, Michael Jackson, Nyorican Soul, the Microscopic Septet and Brooklyn Funk Essentials of which he was a founding member. On Tzadik he can be heard on two of the label...

The latest solo album from this long time member of the Microscopic Septet, and a fine, mainstream saxophonist!

"No one does it quite like Shapiro! Blending Soul and R&B with the Jewish tradition, Paul Shapiro’s three CDs on Tzadik are some...

"This new instrumental trio project from the burning guitarist of Cleric and Simulacrum blends avant-garde classical, free jazz, dissonant math metal, ambient and world music into a powerful new mix.
Originally from Philly and now living in Brooklyn, Matt Hollenberg has spent over a year composing these complex and exciting pieces and has chosen two of his oldest musical cohorts to perform them. This bold new take on the power trio will fry your mind!"...

"Shark Move started playing in Bandung, Indonesia in 1970 and was founded by Benny Soebardja who play lead guitar and sings. Shark Move is one of the Indonesian rock pioneers who combined rock music with traditional harmonies and progressive sounds...

Elliott Sharp: guitar
Tim Dahl: bass guitar
Weasel Walter: drums

This is pretty damn noisy and also pretty damn great.

“Recorded in New York City on May 6, 2011, and recently discovered in the vaults, this 2011 studio recording of the power trio featuring Downtown NYC legend Elliott Sharp on guitar, new school bass terrorizer Tim Dahl, and Flying Luttenbachers drummer Weasel Walter is an exercise in spontaneous free music with a muscular, no-holds-barred edge. An hour of...

Brad Jones double bass / Ches Smith drums / E# tenor and soprano saxophones, electric guitar

"With its reinterpretations of the music composed by Thelonious Monk, "Sharp? Monk? Sharp! Monk!" wasn't the most "jazzy" recording that multi...

Elliott Sharp: electroacoustic guitar, laptop

"The guitarist Elliot Sharp is oneof the most striking personalities of the New York Downtown scene. Along with John Zorn, Arto Lindsay, Bill Frisell and Marc Ribot, Sharp has been at the heart of...

"This is E. Sharp's third Tectonics cd. Tectonics is an ongoing solo project which combines his warped drum n' bass & beyond rhythmic foundations with his infinite/alien layers of guitar thangs & saxes. For me, most drum n' bass stuff is limited...

''Sharp's most eclectic album to date. Using guitars, saxophones, computers, analog synthesizers and kitchen sink, Sharp performs powerful scores for four films including Daddy & the Muscle Academy (a documentary on the life of pioneering gay fetish ca...

“The opera Filiseti Mekidesi by Elliott Sharp is a visceral meditation about the universal search for a safe neutral place. It doesn't tell a linear narrative but uses musical and poetic means (with texts by Tracie Morris, Edwin Torres, and Sharp) to reflect moments and situations in cosmic and human history in particular resonance with current events of great urgency. The virtuoso cast includes Palestinian singer Kamilya Jubran, vocal group Voxnova Italia, and instrumental ensemble Musikfabrik from...

"A 41 minute composition, compelling in its reach, for a large version of Carbon with E#, Samm Bennett, Lesli Dalaba, David Fulton, Ken Heer, David Linton, Charles K Noyes, Bobby Previte, Jim Staley and including The Soldier String Quartet: David...

"Momentum Anomaly is the next in a series formally begun with Velocity of Hue in 2003 and continuing with Quadrature and Octal: Book One and Octal:Book Two. These volumes are in some ways sets of etudes presenting technical possibilities and...

Elliott Sharp Koll 8-string.

"There’s a saying in Portugal which tells us that there isn’t two things without a third one, and the confirmation seems universal: Elliott Sharp’s “Octal” project has a new volume, the third, with more material...

Elliott Sharp, Koll 8-string electroacoustic guitarbass

"This is the second volume of Elliott Sharp's project "Octal", realized on the 8-string guitarbass prototype built for him by Saul Koll. And again, it's a solo album of purely digital...

"With Plastovy Hrad, Elliott Sharp presents three diverse compositions, dynamic and sonically bracing, that reveal a few common elements. On the most immediate level it is clear that the bass clarinet serves a primary role in each, whether featured as a solo instrument with the orchestra in Plastovy Hrad, providing commentary and amplification in Turing Test, or functioning as the orchestra itself in Oumuamua.
Though very different in feel and affect, all three make use of compositional strategies...

"For many, it’s quite a surprise to listen to Elliott Sharp performing Thelonious Monk’s tunes. Knowing his fondness for extreme situations in the fields of noise music, experimental rock and hardcore improvisation, his use of a selection of compositions

"...and there are five! Here we are with a 5th volume of this on-going compilation covering «the parallel realities of contemporary guitarism». This latest collection of guitar pieces reflects once again the never-ending joy of hearing fabulous sonic visions with the guitar or its derivatives as the main subject. You may not already know every chosen guitarist, but you will now thanks to this series of recordings. Some don't need presentations thanks to their very visible contributions to various musical...

Nate Wooley, trumpet / Terry L. Green, trombone / Brad Jones, double bass / Ches Smith, drums / E#, tenor and soprano saxophones, bass clarinet.

"The first Aggregat edition was a rather conventional trio with a hard bop matrix, something very...

Elliott Sharp: Guitars / Melvin Gibbs: Bass / Lance Carter: Drums

"With the bassist Melvin Gibbs and the drummer Lance Carter, Elliott Sharp has formed a trio that cultivates the pleasure of playing, of sound, drive and expression. At the...

"Flow of shadows" is how I would translate the composite neolog title of this 1997 work for Orchestra Carbon and how I might describe the musical gestures therein.

In seven sections, Rheo~Umbra layers through-composed materials, algorithmic...