A Pouting Grimace is an audacious release from pianist and composer Matt Mitchell. Not only Mitchell is one of the most in-demand pianists in jazz, he has also established himself as a composer of bold distinction. Substantial in scope, the album - which features twelve musicians (five woodwin..
Bryce Dessner released in 2013, Aheym, an album of quartets, on Anti- Records. The album finds Dessner collaborating with Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary season.Aheym features four original compositions by Dessner performed by Kronos Quartet as well as..
With All This I Do for Glory, his first solo outing since 2013’s “To See More Light”, Colin Stetson ventures into a territory both familiar and mysterious.His approach to performance and recording is decisively stripped-down; all songs were recorded live with no overdubs or loops. The invasive and t..
After studying with Anthony Braxton and performing with great names from the current jazz scene (including Braxton himself, Marc Ribot, Trevor Dunn and Tim Berne), Mary Halvorson is one of the most astonishing guitarists and composers of her generation.Her innovative musical approach, whether atonal..
A year after his impressionistic, critically-lauded ECM debut Into The Silence, trumpeter Avishai Cohen’s Cross My Palm With Silver introduces a programme of new pieces which put the focus on the ensemble, on teamwork, with a quartet of the highest calibre. The adroit, almost telepathic interp..
Although Brad Mehldau is best known as a jazz composer and improviser, he has produced several albums that go beyond the realm of classical jazz, including Finding Gabriel; an experimental, engaging and totally harmonious crossroads where different musical sounds - jazz, jazz rock, prog rock, electr..
Freak Out! is one of the most outstanding musical statements of the late 1960's!Freak Out!, the 1966 debut album by Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention, was produced by the legendary Tom Wilson, who also worked with Simon and Garfunkel, Sun Ra, The Velvet Underground, Eric Burdon and The Animal..
Second solo album from Frank Zappa after the dissolution of the original Mothers of Invention, Hot Rats (1969) is widely known for its pioneering fusion of jazz and rock. Complex musical passages, breathtaking playing and some beautifully melodic moments, the album is almost entirely instrumen..
Instrumentals is a remastered vinyl edition, a key part of Arthur Russell’s musical works; American cellist, composer, and artist born in Oskaloosa (Iowa) in 1951, Russell died in 1992 in New York at the age of 40.Like many others before him, the journey for Arthur Russell from East to West began in..
Floating at the boundaries of composition and improvisation, electronics and performance, metro and underground Indie tinted with a punk energy, Interventions, the third album of the Horse Lords, Andrew Bernstein (saxophone / percussion), Max Eilbacher (bass / electronics), Owen Gardner (guitar) an..
A must for all those interested in the development of modal and experimental jazzJourney in Satchidananda is one of Alice Coltrane's landmark albums. Accomplished pianist / harpist, widow of John Coltrane, her compositions are largely free and expansive, mainly based on whole tones and minor modes. ..
"Low" Symphony, composed by Philip Glass in the spring of 1992, is based on the record Low by David Bowie and Brian Eno, first released in 1977. Glass took themes from three of the instrumentals on the original and, combining them with his own material, used them as the basis of three movements of t..
Having been active on the Californian music scene in the late 60s, with Love, The Orkustra and The Magick Powerhouse of Oz, the enigmatic Bobby Beausoleil was sentenced in 1970 to life imprisonment for murder as a member of the Manson Family.In the late seventies, while serving his sentence, he comp..
He was born Louis Hardin, but the world knew him as Moondog—and his avant-garde compositions influenced a generation of minimalist composers like Philip Glass and Steve Reich.Now, Moondog, The Viking of 6th Avenue’s seminal 1969 album recorded with producer James William Guercio, will be reissued on..
Song of Silver Geese is the latest release from ground-breaking, experimental vocalist, composer, multi-instrumentalist and dancer Jen Shyu. Born in Peoria, Illinois, to Taiwanese and East Timorese immigrant parents, Shyu is widely regarded for her virtuosic singing and riveting stage presence, carv..