MoonJune

"Arti E Mestieri is considered one of the most influent cult bands in the Italian and European progressive scene from Seventies, recording two absolute milestones and masterpieces of the genre, “Tilt” (1974) and “Giro Di Valzer Per Domani” (1975)...

Beledo's MoonJune Records debut, 'Dreamland Mechanism,' is a star-studded, multifarious affair. Supported by a cast of modern progressive jazz-fusion luminaries (featuring the likes of Gary Husband, Dewa Budjana and Lincoln Goines, for starters), the Uruguayan-born, NYC transplant guitar maestro puts not only his virtuosic guitar playing on display, but also his enormous talents on a variety of instruments, in a session with more twists, turns and surprises than an Agatha Christie novel!...

Until MoonJune started mining the field, who knew that there were so many interesting jazz and fusion musicians in Indonesia?

"MoonJune Records is proud and pleased to present the incredible artistry of legendary world-class guitarist, Dewa...

"Joined by a superb cast of marquee players, Dewa Budjana's new release (his 4th on MoonJune), "Hasta Karma," sets a new benchmark for modern progressive jazz excellence in the 21st century. With a vibe and feel more akin to that of a band with decades...

" Every so often a major pop artist steps out of the loop and shows the world another side of his or her technical acumen and penchant for executing within a more demanding, if not less commercially viable art-form. Drummer Charlie Watts of the Rolling...

"The seventh solo album from Indonesian progressive guitar legend Dewa Budjana (his third for MoonJune Records) sees the maestro cast aside the dense, meticulously-arranged approach that defined his previous MJR releases (ast year's critically...

"Barry Cleveland's Hologramatron is a 21st Century protest record with songs featuring biting, sometimes brutal, commentary on the state of the Western world. It's a musical response to contemporary social, political, and even spiritual realities...

"MoonJune Records is pleased to present the international debut of the multi-talented pianist, vocalist and composer, Susan Clynes. On this, her first solo album, she showcases her evocative, compelling stylings, in a set as diverse as it is emotive...

Cipher and Decipher is a brand new studio album by Copernicus, the conceptual concerns of the New York performer-poet who addresses The Universe itself. He is not distracted by everyday matters. He is not penning couplets about the changing fortunes...

"Nevermore, Inc., in collaboration with MoonJune Records, continues their comprehensive reissue program of the Copernicus catalogue with the release of 1987's Deeper. This was the New York performance poet’s third album, previously issued on vinyl...

"Is Copernicus celebrating The Universe, or observing its collapse? This ageless sage orates like a windswept preacher who has just witnessed visions of the apocalypse. Turner is rolling out swathes of Gothic Hammond organ, leading the ensemble in...

"Copernicus (heteronym of Joseph Smalkowski) is New York born and based philosopher, poet and sage, active since late 70's. He has enjoyed a decent deal of success all around Central and Eastern Europe from mid 80's to early 90's. In 1989, after the...

"It was 1984, and Copernicus was making the transition from being a performance poet to declaiming in front of a full-scale band of musicians. He'd started to play with the saxophonist Melody Peach, in poetry circles, and around the New York City rock...

"Available for the first time in CD format. Victim Of The Sky offers a more introspective side of the artist who refuses to accept conformity on any level. New facets of the Copernicus persona are revealed, and a more soulful, organic side emerges...

"Copernicus explores worthlessness in direct conflict with his core philosophy nothingness. Always evolving, this album is mixed so the music plays a more significant role. It should be noted that the vocals of Sari Schorr are a crucial element in...

Beppe Crovella-Mellotron, Fender Rhodes Stage 73 electric piano, Wurlitzer E200 electric piano, Hohner electric piano, Hohner Clavinet D6, Rösler Grand Piano, Hammond Organ M102, Farifsa Professional (neither analog or digital synthesizers, or other...

Beppe Crovella-Mellotron, Fender Rhodes Stage 73 electric piano, Wurlitzer E200 electric piano, Hohner electric piano, Hohner Clavinet D6, Rösler Grand Piano, Hammond Organ M102, Farifsa Professional (neither analog or digital synthesizers, or other digital keyboards were used on this recording).

"...Beppe Crovella (Arti e Mestieri) delivers a heartfelt and long-overdue appreciation of one of the defining voices of the jazz-rock idiom, Soft Machine keyboard player and composer Mike Ratledge...

Elton Dean saxello, alto sax, Laurent Delchambre drums, assorted percussion, Fred Delplancq tenor sax, Michel Delville guitar, voice. Jean-Paul Estievenart trumpet, Damien Polard bass, electronics. Recorded live in Paris, France at Glaz’Art on October...

Graeme Blevins (soprano saxophone), Peter Whyman (alto saxophone), Tim Holmes (tenor saxophone), Chris Caldwell (baritone saxophone) have released at least one album before, but with this, they should reach a wider audience. This is a very well and...

"Indonesian keyboard star Dwiki Dharmawan returns following his 2015 MoonJune Records debut, the more fusion-heavy So Far, So Close, offering the even more ambitious Pasar Klewer. Recorded at London's EastCote Studio, in June 2015, this vibrant, acoustic piano-driven two-CD set features the cream of Britain's younger expat crop, blending with Indonesian musicians to create a passionate, seamless cultural cross-pollination.
... the net result of which is a modern progressive epic!
Backed by the....

Dwiki Dharmawan - Fender Rhodes piano, mini-Moog, Hammond organ, synths, acoustic piano, vocals
Jimmy Haslip - bass
Chad Wackerman - drums
Dew Abudjana - guitar (1,2, 6, 7, 8)
Tohpati - guitar (3, 4, 5)
Jerry Goodman - violin (1)

"MoonJune Records is pleased to introduce another of Indonesia's most gifted and celebrated music personalities -- multi-genre keyboardist, composer, producer, peace activist and cultural icon, Dwiki Dharmawan. With a career spanning over 30 years

The Last Tribe is a "take no prisoners" progressive rock steamroller. From the opening chords, guitarist Nelson Coelho gives clear evidence that the band is ready to tread over new ground -- and fully prepared to take it by force!...

ALEX MAGUIRE: keyboards
MICHEL DELVILLE: guitar, Roland GR09, samples
TONY BIANCO: drums, sequencer

"The internationally-acclaimed power trio returns with their highly-anticipated, second full-length release for Moonjune Records. Mercy.

Alex Maguire-Fender Rhodes electric piano, Hammond organ, Mellotron, synth
Michel Delville-electric guitar, Roland GR-09
Tony Bianco-drums
with special guest
Richard Sinclair-vocals (1, 5) and electric bass (1, 2)

"A new power

VASIL HADZIMANOV: piano, keyboards
DAVID BINNEY: alto sax
BRANKO TRIJIC: guitar
MIROSLAV TOVIRAC: bass guitar
BOJAN IVKOVIC: percussion, vocals
PEDJA MILUTINOVIC: drums

"In keeping with the label's time-honored tradition of shining a spotlight on newly-discovered artists whose immense musical talents challenge convention and defy categorization, MoonJune Records is pleased to offer the musical stylings of Serbian keyboardist, pianist and composer, Vasil Hadzimanov. Although

Very excellent, Indonesian-only release by this master of the keyboard from Indonesia. This was brought to my attention by (and is made available to us at domestic pricing) by Leonardo Pavkovic of MoonJune, who is bringing many previously unknown to the USA musicians to better attention in the west.
Sri Hanuraga: piano and Fender Rhodes piano
Mattia Magatelli: double bass and electric bass
Kristijian Krajncan: drums
Rodrigo Parejo Mateos: (flute on 3 tracks)...

ALLAN HOLDSWORTH: guitars, synthaxe
GORDON BECK: keyboards
GARY WILLIS: bass
KIRK COVINGTON: drums

"Allan's ninth album is a collection of interpretations of jazz standards by John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Django Reinhardt, and Joe...

Hugh Hopper-bass guitar, Simon Picard-tenor sax, Steve Franklin-keyboards, Charles Hayward-drums...

One thing that I've long admired about Hugh is that he doesn't stay still musically. Maybe sometimes I have wished that he would stay still (would I have minded a second volume of "Hopper Tunity Box"? No, I wouldn't have), but his constant moving into...

"Referencing a vast diversity of modern music's most visionary pioneers – ranging from Soft Machine, Focus and Matching Mole, to the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Miles Davis and Ornette Coleman (just to name a few) – this Jogjakarta, Indonesia band's music...

This adventurous, improvising jazz/rock group is related to Moraine (who also have a CD out on MoonJune) and consists of Dennis Rea & Thaddaeus Brophy on guitars, Bill Jones on trumpet, Ryan Berg on bass and Jay Jaskot on drums.

"Iron Kim Style..

"The spectacular international debut of Serbian guitarist, Dusan Jevtovic, is an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride: full of twists and turns that you never see coming. Am I Walking Wrong? showcases moments of immense raw, explosive power, interspersed with...

"It's difficult to discern whether Geoff Leigh and Yumi Hara are improvising freely, or if they've pre-composed the pieces on their Upstream collaboration. If it's the former, then their spontaneity has generated a good degree of melodic invention...

"MoonJune Records continues its streak of astonishing musical discoveries from Indonesia with Dictionary 2, the first international release by Jakarta's celebrated jazz-rock trio, Ligro. Founded in 2004 by authoritative guitarist Agam Hamzah and...

"After a nearly three-year absence, Indonesian jazz and fusion guitarist etraordinaire, Agam Hamzah, and his scintillating power trio make a powerful return to the spotlight with guns blazing! Ligro's Dictionary 3 makes good on all of the promise....

"Much more than just a meeting of modern progressive jazz heavyweights, MACHINE MASS's Inti witnesses the seamless cohesion of extraordinary creativity fusing with technology. Reformed with renowned modern jazz legend, Dave Liebman, Machine Mass....

"Originally born as a side-project of douBt, this new trio led by Tony Bianco (on drums and loops) and Michel Delville (on guitar, bouzouki and live effects) also includes emerging Belgian talent Jordi Grognard on saxophones, bass clarinet and flute...

This has the great UK keyboardist Alex Maguire, someone who is at home in any style from rock to jazz to jazz-rock to free improvisation, performing a modern sort of swinging electric jazz with four members of the Wrong Object and a saxist in a sweaty...

Unique, colorful, heavy, instrumental music from a Canadian quartet from Winnipeg that fuse elements of noise and brutal prog with a big helping of Canterbury-style jazz/rock. It shouldn't work, but it does. Good stuff and definitely highly recommended...

"It is with great pride and privilege that MoonJune Records is once again afforded the unique opportunity of elevating one of the world's great young guitar prodigies to the world stage: introducing the Indonesian progressive jazz guitar phenom, Tesla...

Dani Rabin-guitar
Danny Markovitch-sax
Greg Essig-drums
John W. Lauter-bass

Marbin has a unique story that stands out in today's music world. With a do-it-yourself approach, Marbin started touring in 2011 and has played over a thousand shows since, bringing their original instrumental music everywhere in the states that they could book a show.

"Capturing the intense energy of their live show with the pristine sound of a studio recording, Aggressive Hippies, Marbin's fifth...

"The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible — and achieve it, generation after generation."Author Pearl S. Buck's famous quotation seems especially appropriate when discussing the musical configuration called..

DANI RABIN guitar
DANNY MARKOVITCH sax
JON NADEL bass guitar
BLAKE JIRACEK drums

"The hardest working prog-jam-fusion band based in Chicago is back with their newest studio album. The music on Marbin’s sixth album, Goatman and the House of the Dead, evokes imagery so vivid it’s easy to imagine this album being a soundtrack to a movie; perhaps a futuristic western. Each one of the nine new compositions tells a story with twists and turns and gives us a glimpse inside the band’s...

"Being every bit as enthralling as it is entertaining, Marbin's third release is a genre-defying masterpiece. On the heels of last year's critically-hailed effort, Breaking The Cycle (their second album, and first for MoonJune Records), the group has...

"Self-released in 2009, distributed by MoonJune Records.
The band's first album, self-released, featuring only Dani Rabin on guitars and Danny Markovitch on sax. Mixing washes of ambient jazz, junkshop minimalism, angular riffs, and spaced-out...

"What does a band that has performed over 800 shows over the last three years do for an encore? Recording a scorching, balls-to-the-wall, three-alarm live album feels like a natural progression!...

In Cahoots - one of the last electric jazz/jazz-rock bands standing with any ties to the 'Canterbury scene' - now features Phil Miller-guitar, Fred Baker-bass, Mark Fletcher-drums, Peter Lemer-keyboards, Simon Finch-trumpet, Simon Picard-sax, with...

Moraine's most recent metamorphosis highlights their reoccurring theme of unbridled invention – undeterred by convention and delivered convincingly, with abandon! Brushing all preconception aside, Dennis Rea and company courageously initiate...

A unique lineup of electric guitar, violin, cello, electric bass and drums gives Morain a very unique sound.

"You could describe the output of this towering electric string quartet-plus-drums as “heavy chamber music.” With its several writers...

"Since releasing its widely acclaimed debut CD manifest deNsity in 2009, Seattle’s Moraine has quickly built a reputation as one of the most electrifying and original instrumental rock bands anywhere, winning over listeners across the globe with its...