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"You’ve never heard a string quartet like this, that’s for sure. In place of the classical grouping of two violins, viola, and cello that is ubiquitous in chamber music, this improvising string quartet consists of guitar, violin, cello, and double bass. T

Great compilation from the same folks who released the also great compilations "Afro Baby" and "Ghana Soundz".

"After the successes of Ghana Soundz Volumes 1&2 and Afro-Baby, Soundway are proud to present their highly anticipated fourth album...

Unique and quite good first album by this 'progressive rock/jazz fusion experience' (as it sez on the label), who really are a progressive rock/jazz experience! Considering that these musicians all come from the alternative/underground side of rock...

Classic, great, early proto-progressive/progressive hard rock band from the UK. This is one of those albums that lives up to the hype. If that sound interests you, you really won't be able to do much better than this legit, licensed version of this...

This is a collection of demos and etc made by the original, short-lived line-up of T2 which - had the band survived - would have formed the foundation for their second album. Of course, they didn't survive and these rare recordings, which actually are...

This 2000 release was the band's 3rd album, but their first to not be self-released and generally available. This is obvously in the progressive rock vein, but it is not typical progressive rock - or really typical anything. Heavy bits that might be in...

This 2000 release was the band's 3rd album, but their first to not be self-released and generally available. This is obvously in the progressive rock vein, but it is not typical progressive rock - or really typical anything. Heavy bits that might be in...

"For the first time on CD and straight from the master tapes! This legendary, almost impossible to get album was recorded in Barcelona in 1971 in the same studios (GEMA) as the rare and great counterpart "Pan Y Regaliz". The album was released as a...

"Also called zarb, the tombak is the main percussion instrument used in Persian classical music. Made of a single piece of wood, the instrument consists of five parts: the membrane, which is stretched over the large opening, the drum shell, the neck...

Craig Taborn-piano

"Avenging Angel' is Craig Taborn’s distinguished contribution to the great solo piano tradition at ECM, a powerful, purposeful and rigorous album, which rises to the challenges of the format and transcends them. The disc...


"Sacred texts from the Mishnah, prayers from North Africa and the Middle East, modern Hebrew poetry and even a letter found in the streets of Jerusalem all serve as the basis for this exciting exploration of the roots of Hebrew song by these innovative...

Tanya Tagaq : voix
Jean Martin : batterie, ordinateur, trumophone
Jesse Zubot : violon, alto

Recorded at the 26th FIMAV festival on May 23, 2010.

"Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq redefined the idiom with passion-filled.

This is the second solo album by the long time leader of Le Orme, who left the group a few years ago to embark on a solo career. He will always be the voice of Orme, and this is a nice 'song oriented album'. It's definitely proggy, with good...

There's something kind of funny about how Taipuva name their albums, giving them all numbers that seemingly actually have nothing to do with what number album of theirs said album actually is!

Having said that, Taipuva Luotisuora are one of the..

Warehouse find of the long, long out of print 2nd album by this excellent space rock / prog rock outfit.

"The second album from this Finnish ensemble finds them changing lanes very slightly. They have added Otto Grunstrom on vocals (on 4 tracks). The guitars seem to have a bit more crunch and there is a subtle, more polished feel. Tuvian throat singing evokes Korai Orom and Indukti. The band's sound continues to balance space rock and Crimso-fied prog but while the debut leaned more towards the...

This is the latest (and apparently their *third* album!) by this Finnish group who put out an amazingly great first album that was one of the best space rock albums of the last 5 years. Then they put out a second album that was still quite good, but...

This is two great 1969 releases on one CD; while the front cover only shows "Giant Step", his forth album, this also includes his third album "De Ole Folks At Home".

"In less than 24 months, Taj Mahal (guitars/vocals/banjo/harmonica) had issued..

"Taj Mahal's debut album was a startling statement in its time and has held up remarkably well. Recorded in August of 1967, it was as hard and exciting a mix of old and new blues sounds as surfaced on record in a year when even a lot of veteran blues...

"Taj Mahal's second album, recorded in the spring and fall of 1968, opens with more stripped-down Delta-style blues in the manner of his debut, but adds a little more amplification (partly courtesy of Al Kooper on organ) before moving into wholly...

A reissue of this rare and legendary album. TMT was led by Fluxus member Takehisa Kosugi (electric violin, harmonica, voice, etc.) with Kyo Koike (electric double bass), suntool, voice, etc.), Yukio Tsuchiya (bass-tuba, percussion), Beiji Nagai..

"Using a variety of acoustics and a barrage of electronic instruments, the Taj Mahal Travellers attempted to reach as far into the sonic frontier as they could on an album side. Live, I can easily imagine that they'd continue until they simply...

"Led by infamous Fluxus member Takehisa Kosugi, Tokyo's Taj Mahal Travellers were one of the prime examples of a band more heard-of than actually heard. Their vinyl legacy (the 1972 LP July 15, 1972 released on CBS/Sony Japan; the 1974 2LP August 1974...

''One of the foremost pianists of the 20th century, composer Yuji Takahashi makes a long-awaited return to solo piano composition along with intriguing works for shamisen, bass shamisen and sho (Japanese mouth organ), applying his own techniques to the...

Excellent performances of John Cage's piano works by this pianist.

Aki Takase, Piano, Celesta / Louis Sclavis, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet / Dominique Pifarély, Violin / Vincent Courtois, Cello

"La Planète Quartet is one of Aki Takase's newest ensembles, arising from her partnership with the French clarinettist

"Aki Takase's phenomenal technique and her talent for improvisation is well known, as is her love for the jazz classics. She has already paid tribute to Fats Waller and recorded with saxophonist Silke Eberhard an "Ornette Coleman Anthology". Now she....

Recorded just a week before the 50th anniversary of the death of this great, great musician, this is a worthy tribute.

"So long, Eric! For this tribute to Eric Dolphy, Alexander von Schlippenbach and Aki Takase have put together an ensemble...

Aki Takase: Piano
Ayumi Paul: Violin

"The project 'Hotel Zauberberg' arose out of Aki Takase's and Yumi Paul's shared admiration for the writer Thomas Mann. It mostly consists of notated compositions, with some improvised parts as well...

Aki Takase: Piano
David Murray: Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet
"Over the years, Aki Takase und David Murray have amassed respective bodies of soul-stirring compositions, of which several pieces related to the rites of passage of middle age are included on Cherry – Sakura, making this a markedly different conversation than before – and one that is more profound.
Cherry – Sakura presents an unsparing conversation about the defining issues of later life by two artists who have seen it all at...

"Two grand pianos, quasi two orchestras, driven by two of the most distinguished personalities of contemporary jazz: Aki Takase and Alexander von Schlippenbach – they are having a conversation within the medium of sound. But they complement one anothe

Aki Takase: Piano / Han Bennink: Drums.

"It's hard to imagine anyone new to Takase's music not being instantly won over by Two for Two. She likes the playful composer pianists, performing Monk here, and Fats Waller and Carla Bley elsewhere....

Pianist Aki Takase and trombonist Konrad Bauer in the studio in Berlin in January, 2002. "News From Berlin is good news indeed. It suggest a broadening of perspectives, but also a focused devotion to artistic values arrived at through long consideratio...

Aki Takase, Piano / Lauren Newton, Voice

"Aki Takase and Lauren Newton correspond to and contradict one another with sounds, tones, vocalizations, words. They converse in fantasy languages, plunge into areas of deep emotion and fly off into the..

AKI TAKASE Piano / LOUIS SCLAVIS Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone

The first Duo-CD of Aki Takase and Louis Sclavis can be read as a musical journal of a grandiose successful musical meeting. “In the end”, says Sclavis, “it’s all...

AKI TAKASE, PIANO / RUDI MAHALL, BASS CLARINET

"Since 1995, whenever Aki Takase has not been making solo recordings, she has always sought the company of Rudi Mahal: The depth of their knowledge of jazz history and their craft-oriented...

Aki Takase: Piano / Silke Eberhard: Alto Sax, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet

" Wonderful, impressive, exciting, almost odd, and in any case fascinating: two women play Ornette Coleman tunes in a duo with reeds and piano, and beyond that with...

"This recording dating from 1970 is duo free improvisation from two of the Japanese avant-garde music scene's most vital practitioners. Both have since passed on and left some of the most challenging music in the world of post- jazz improvisation. It...

Some of us oldsters remember UK Decca's HEAD label, which attempted to market modern classical masters to the 'hip/progressive rock' young'uns in the mid 70s. Did it work? I don't know. But the records were very good, and now they are being reissued, w...

Really good album by what I think is all young, new players based out of NYC. Alon Nechushtan-keyboards, Marc Mommaas-saxophones, Matt Pavolka-bass, Jordan Perlson-drums, Matt Shulman-trumpet. Everything in the hype-sheet that follows is true!. "Talat...

"The Brooklyn duo Talibam!'s first ESP Disk release, Boogie In The Breeze Blocks, is a narrative earful as warped and wonderful as spicy pasta, fresh grapes and caramel crunch. An ensemble record joining 2008's Thelonious Monk Jazz Institute winner...

Talk Talk were a wanky, mid 1980s pop band who fairly quickly became sonic explorers, using tremendous amounts of space and ideas in their music, and, as someone once pointed out, it could definitely be argued that what they did once they started exper...

Great radio broadcast of the band in the fall of 1979, performing material from their just out Fear Of Music album and more!

"Featuring an excellent radio broadcast from Talking Heads in August 1979 when, back on home turf in Boston, Massachusetts, the band played a rip roaring set to those smart enough to have bought a ticket and those lucky enough to have been living in the greater Boston vicinity to whom local FM radio transmitted the entire proceedings. Included as bonus tracks on this disc...

The excellent third album by Talking Heads, with great, subtle contributions from producer Brian Eno well incorporated into the album.

"By titling their third album Fear of Music and opening it with the African rhythmic experiment "I Zimbra,"...

"This great live set captures Talking Heads at The Park West, in Chicago, in 1978. After playing a selection of showcases in Europe at the start of the year - and taking time-out to record their second album in the Bahamas - the group were amidst a tour criss-crossing the USA from New York to Los Angeles."

This was the band's terrific fourth album, which was very ambitious and featured a larger version of the group, including monster stunt guitarist Adrian Belew, who I believe jumped from here directly to King Crimson for their 'drive to 1984'...


First time on legitimate CD reissue!
"Tamam Shud were formed after the break up of beat/R&B band, The Sunsets. The band was ostensibly a vehicle for singer and songwriter Lindsay Bjerre (whose burgeoning interest in the acid rock experience had...

"Tamam Shud were formed after the break up of beat/R&B band, The Sunsets. The band was ostensibly a vehicle for singer and songwriter Lindsay Bjerre (whose burgeoning interest in the acid rock experience had precipitated The Sunset's demise). Bjerre ...

A novel blending of jazz-rock and various Eastern ethnic musics, all put together with a modern/avant sensibility. Hard to pigeonhole and pretty nice.

"Tamandua is a sax/guitar/drums trio based in Boston, MA. Labels are hardly accurate, but the..