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This album has a long and complicated history. In April, 1976, saxist Gary Windo, who was working part time for Nick Mason of Pink Floyd as a mechanic for Nick's car collection, was offered the opportunity to record a album at Pink Floyd's brand-new studio. He would be offered this opportunity as a 'test', to allow the engineers to test, with real musicians, the over-all systems and sound.
Between the years 1976-1978, as time allowed, Gary and a number of other musicians, including ...

Last time ever on this release from the wonderful, now gone, Reel Recordings label.

"Pam and Gary Windo were coupled in spirit with a private passion for the musical road less traveled. During their marriage, Gary taught Pam how to approach the...

First release in many moons by this great modern/current space music/electronic/ambient duo. Probably my favorite of the "low-fi" bands. They have a unique, extremely full sound that is like a storm cloud getting closer & closer. I saw them play once...

"The first new recordings from Windy & Carl in more than three years."

"Of the immeasurable legions that blogged and tweeted and pretend-hand-wrung about Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth filing for divorce a few months back, only...

"Among slowly unravelling coils of oscillations and intermittent fragments of semi-formed loops, instruments both electronic and acoustic resonate gently against each other over an ever-evolving soundbed of textures. A meeting of minds and those exciting first sparks of inspiration soundtracked by celestial, otherworldly tones and free-flowing spoken word.
This was how Virginia Wing and XAM Duo spent two cold days at the start of January 2017. A weekend escape in the frozen industrial district of...

“Cecil Taylor was a powerful and unforgettable music force—a fearless visionary and one of the greatest musicians of the past century. His visceral and intense performances influenced generations of musicians, artists, poets, filmmakers and creative minds of every description. This CD features six heartfelt tributes performed by the group Winged Serpents, which consists of six of the most original pianists and musical thinkers working today. Each touched by Cecil’s magic in different ways, they perform...

MARK WINGFIELD guitar
MARKUS REUTER touch guitar
ASAF SIRKIS drums

"It’s rare that an album emerges as something entirely new; so different that there aren't any genre or sub-genre categories into which it comfortably fits. Like its critically acclaimed, similarly forward-reaching and all-improvised sister The Stone House - released first but actually recorded second during a marathon six-day 2016 series of sessions that will ultimately yield more than the three albums initially planned..

MARK WINGFIELD guitar
MARKUS REUTER TouchGuitars® AU8
YARON STAVI fretless bass guitar
ASAF SIRKIS drums

“This has got to be the greatest progressive rock release in ages!!! It harkens back to the Sylvian/Fripp release of 1993. Technical as hell and aggressive at the same time.”-Josh Donald

“Occasionally, records are released which are an instant game changer: albums so profoundly innovative and compelling in their conception, construction and delivery that they are...

Mark Wingfield is a killer guitarist with a great, unique sound. This is high-energy, heavy jazz/rock by a singular voice on the instrument, backed simply by bass and drums; really good stuff!

"It's not often an album is released that is so...

MARK WINGFIELD guitar, soundscapes
YARON STAVI fretless bass guitar
ASAF SIRKIS drums, konakol singing (10)
special guest
DOMINIQUE VANTOMME synth soloist (3, 5, 9, 10)

"Each track on this album tells a different emotional story, perhaps about a time or event in someone’s life, or moments shared by a group of people. They weave together specific moods and atmospheres which could connect to the experiences of many people both real and...

MARK WINGFIELD - guitar, soundscape
GARY HUSBAND - acoustic piano
“What if Terje Rypdal had recorded a duet album with Keith Jarrett?” A beautiful document that showcases the remarkable chemistry between these two extraordinary players, it is a gem of nuanced interaction and rare potency by improvisers of the highest order.”- BILL MILKOWSKI

“A true meeting of the spirits, Tor & Vale showcases the remarkable chemistry between two extraordinary players, guitarist Mark Wingfield and...


"This music represents yet another approach to Jazz and Improvisation. It is another aspect of what the infamous NYC downtown music scene has created. The cast of musicians was chosen for their forward thinking perspectives and for their unique style of e

"Who would've predicted that the drummer of the punk band Joe Cool, one of the regular groups playing at the legendary CBGB's at the end of the Seventies along with Talking Heads, Television and The Ramones, would become a big name in the progressive jazz

"Norma Winstone’s artistic path has been long and distinguished. In the 1960s the London-born jazz singer was a pioneer in vocal improvisation in important collaborations with musicians including Joe Harriott, John Stevens and Mike Westbrook. She came...

For my money, despite her relatively small output, Norma Winstone is *the* voice of Brit-jazz, with her great work on early, seminal classics by Mike Westbrook, Michael Garrick, her own Edge of Time album from 1972 and then later on to her work with...

THE great female vocalist of Brit-jazz from the 60s until today!

"CD reissue. Norma Winstone is one of the most recognizable vocalists from the United Kingdom. During her nearly 50-year career, she has performed in many varieties of situations, from the improvisatory world of avant-garde to the classic tastefulness of the jazz songbook.
Recorded in 1997, Winstone's Manhattan In The Rain found her alongside some longtime companions, pianist Steve Gray (of Sky fame), bassist Chris Laurence and.

Although under-recognized, even by the jazz world, Norma is one of the great modern jazz singers and she is *the* voice of Brit-jazz, appearing on a number of classic albums from UK jazzers...

"British singer Norma Winstone got a Grammy nomination for her ethereal, understated album Distances, and this is an impressive follow-up. Like last time, Winstone has mixed standard songs with unexpected imports – mediaeval music or Armenian lullabies...

THE great female vocalist of Brit-jazz from the 60s until today!

"CD reissue. Norma Winstone is one of the most recognizable vocalists from the United Kingdom. During her nearly 50-year career, she has performed in many varieties of situations, from the improvisatory world of avant-garde to the classic tastefulness of the jazz songbook.
It was in the effort of getting permission to write lyrics to The Peacocks that Winstone made the acquaintance of the great pianist/composer Jimmy Rowles...

Norma Winstone - vocals
John Taylor - piano

THE singing voice of Brit-jazz and one of the great pianists of the same era.
“The incredible relationship between legendary British musicians Norma Winstone and John Taylor has been admired for nearly five decades. The vocalist and pianist have been inextricably linked from their early avant-garde work from the late 1960s through their gorgeous work with Kenny Wheeler and Azymuth.
The couple was also well documented in duo performance...

THE great female vocalist of Brit-jazz from the 60s until today!

"CD reissue. Norma Winstone is one of the most recognizable vocalists from the United Kingdom. During her nearly 50-year career, she has performed in many varieties of situations, from the improvisatory world of avant-garde to the classic tastefulness of the jazz songbook.
There are some musical relationships that are just sublime. Winstone has had innumerable musical partnerships over her nearly 50-year career but none have...

“In 2016 The Winstons' debut album came like a bolt from the blue in the Italian rock scene, and almost made a miracle in binding together two worlds often considered poles apart: indie and progressive rock; the mix of Canterbury sounds (Soft Machine in the first place) and psychedelia (The Doors and The Beatles above all) offered by this new trio turned out to be really peculiar and original.
But even before their eponymous record came out, The Winstons had already played live in November 2015 their..

"Get ready to jump on your chair, dear ‘progsters’, because we can not imagine any different reaction upon hearing The Winstons’ debut record, a 100% Italian trio despite their name and the kind of music here proposed.

Their genre in itself is hard to classify, but that definitely has its reference point the in the Canterbury progressive rock scene and in artists such as Soft Machine, Gong, Caravan, Henry Cow, Kevin Ayers and so on.

This is a power trio of multi-instrumentalists who hide...

“In February of 1969, Johnny Winter signed with Columbia Records for a record sum of $500,000 and gained worldwide fame seemingly overnight (even though his recording career started in 1959). An ensuing rush to cash in on Winter’s fame resulted in countless hodge-podge compilations of his pre-Columbia recordings with inferior sounding dubs and mixes. The compilations were also devoid of any unifying theme or chronology for the material except that Johnny Winter had something to do with the recordings...

“Steve Winwood's finest album - by far.
Great "live in the studio" sound, unbelievable Hammond organ playing (while playing bass lines with the foot pedals), soaring vocals and the band (Jose Neto - guitar and Wafredo Reyes - drums) is "on it" and having a ball. He's reached a new level...anyone with a love for Traffic should pick this up as it has that strong Traffic, jamming loose but tight vibe. And it's always great when that Leslie spins up in stereo washing that Hammond across the mix. Some...

"Very few deliberate live recordings of Wire exist from the '70s. Board recordings and bootlegs aside, only three full live sets were put to tape in the early years with any aim other than archival use. The first, Live At The Roxy, was recorded over...

You get both the audio and the video of this performance. Good idea! "Praise be to Pink Flag for pushing the boat out on this one: film-maker Tom Gidley's record of Wire's Triptych Festival gig at Tramway was a big outlay, but one viewing of the goods ...

York University's music department houses one of the UK's first ever electronic music studios, and during the early seventies it was a hotbed of creative activity. Much of the released output from the studio at this time revolved around the work of the...

“Recorded live on May 16, 2009 at Shepherd's Bush, London. This is a fantastic live album from the legendary Wishbone Ash. They play all the classics and bring in a couple of guests such as former band members Mark Birch or Ben Granfelt. The DVD includes a 51-minute road movie covering Wishbone Ash's 40th Anniversary tour.”

“Loved the set. The music was great, and the stories and history of the band really added to it.”

Disc 1:
Blind eye
Runaway
Right or wrong
Growing u

Quintessential dual guitar, early 70s, British progressive rock/guitar rock band's finest hour. A classic!

"Coat Of Arms, while still heavily featuring Wishbone Ash’s characteristic twin lead guitar licks, haunting melodies and distinctive stylistic facets, is anything but retrospective, evenly balancing the past, present and future while still offering something fresh. The lead single, We Stand As One, is set to release on 10 January, with founding member, guitarist and vocalist Andy Powell describing it as “A real heavy rock anthem in the spirit of Wishbone Ash classics such as The Warrior, featuring...


“One of the band's unknown gems, this classic is a stylish, tightly focused effort. The songwriting muscle behind the album, guitarists Andy Powell and Roger Filgate along with bassist/vocalist Tony Kishman, delivered a set of tunes with airy arrangements and precise, melodic guitar work. Highlights include the sophisticated pop of "Top of the World", the progressive rock sweep of "Mountainside", and the wrenching blues guitar workout "Tales of the Wise". Powell and Filgate's styles mesh well together...

“The live at Rockpalast show presented here was recorded at Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany on 1st December 1976 when the band still included the core original line-up of Andy Powell on guitar and vocals, Martin Turner on bass and vocals, Steve Upton on drums and Laurie Wisefield on guitar and vocals. It captures the band at their prime, offering a blistering live performance for over an hour and a half. They look young, lean and hungry and generate an onstage charismatic cool that as well as weirdly...

"For a band that quickly evolved into a radio-friendly prog-leaning outfit, it's a wonder that Wishbone Ash started out as the boogie and blues-based group that this debut reveals. If the term "jam band" existed in 1970, Wishbone Ash surely would have...

Personel: Alex Maguire (p), Alípio C. Neto (ts), Johannes Krieger (t), Ricardo Freitas (b), Rui Gonçalves (d)

"To begin with - and we always begin listening a record by reading its title and the names of the tracks -, a glance to the cover of...

“Blending Latin American flutes, electronics, complex vocal lines with a touch of Frank Zappa lyricism and a radical punk aesthetic, the duo of Heidi Heidelberg and Mauricio Velasierra crafts a dramatically bizarre vocal music from another dimension! Intertwining dark/light, feminine/masculine, composed/improvised and punk/romantic, dreamlike improvisations are sampled, manipulated and reinvented through the lens of contemporary music and pop. You have never heard anything quite like Witch ’n’ Monk!”...

“Witchwood is back after their fantastic 2016 album Handfull of Stars with Before the winter and what a heavy prog ride it is. It starts with Anthem for a Child, first tones are set with dark synth tones only to explode with a great Hammond, guitar and flute riff and it sets the tone for the entire album. It has all the elements of classic heavy prog sound and it will speak to all who love bands like Atomic Rooster, Wishbone ash, Lucifer friend to Black Widow but with their own stamp. This album for me...

Led by Ryan Miller (guitar and keyboards) and joined by Michael Dillon - drums and Rick Fitts - bass and based out of Portland Oregon. They are a young, modern, avant/psych/brutal-prog-type ensemble who have toured with groups like Behold the Arctopus...

"LA-based pianist/keyboardist David Witham has toured with George Benson for over 20 years as his music director. On Spinning the Circle, he shows his versatility with jazz, world beat and jamband influences, with just a hint of Weather Report...


"This band from the late 1970's plays an instrumental progressive music full of fineness and contrast. Its compositions are very well constructed, including many themes full of detours and surprises as well as rich harmonies. Can be compared to Camel...

"This band from the late 1970's plays an instrumental progressive music full of fineness and contrast. Its compositions are very well constructed, including many themes full of detours and surprises as well as rich harmonies. Can be compared to Camel...

CD + CD rom housed in a single digipack suited for one disc.

"After the success of “Hinterland” in 2005, the band stretched forward to show a truer picture of the band’s inner nature. Many fans were asking for the early demo they did in 2003, and these tracks were re-recorded with the full band for “Afterglow”. The strong influence of black metal can be heard both in the surprising power and aggression of some sections, as well as the structure and tonality of many of the riffs. Paradoxically, “Afterglow” was also a more dyed-in-the-wool proggy prog rock album...

"I don't recall that there's ever been another album or band that has been hyped and anticipated as much at least amongst the progressive rock circles. Wobbler not only lives up but surpasses that hype on their debut Hinterland."-Ron Fuchs, prognaut.com

"Progressive rock in 2005 had gotten slick, soulless and narrow-minded. Bands were imitating bands that were imitating bands that were ... you get the idea. Wobbler was something very, very different. In keeping with the original progressive....

Third from one of the best retro-symphonic rock bands today, Wobbler emerged with their first album in the early 00s and their sound instantly gained them an international following. This new one veers a bit closer to the classic Yes sound than their past works, but its still recognizably Wobbler.

For “Rites at Dawn” it was time for a change. Wanting to up their game both musically and sonically, the band took their sweet time to hone their new material and to record things as pristinely as they..

“San Francisco-based multimedia artist, composer, and improviser Jon Leidecker makes music under the pseudonym Wobbly. He's an active member of both the seminal experimental group Negativland, and the Thurston Moore Ensemble. Popular Monitress, Wobbly’s second release with Hausu Mountain, builds on the machine-randomized compositional processes that Leidecker workshopped on 2019’s Monitress. The album explodes with overlapping alien melodies, swathes of granular texture, and frenetic percussion patterns..

I first came across Erling’s name as a member of the San Francisco guitar-based group, Name, which also featured Bob Adams & Henry Kaiser, a.o. Since then, he’s concentrated on ‘modern composition and large dramatic works’, about really unusual subjects (see below) and this is his latest.

“Erling Wold is a bon vivant and a composer of large dramatic works. His new chamber opera UKSUS is ''a feverish mashup of artistic and political history, commentary on vinegar and meatballs, and non sequiturs...