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    Posted: April 05 2010 at 02:31
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"Hi,

Here's what has come in in the last week - either new releases or restockings of items that have been unavailable:

Peter Bardens-Heart to Heart (Japanese mini-lp sleeve/24 bit remastered) (tiny notch) $8.00 (special!)
This album was the first solo album by the former leader of Camel after leaving Camel. It's very much a mixed bag; half of it is pretty stinky, like the worst of Camel (see: The Single Factor) and half of it is very good in a very Camel-esque way. This title is out of print everywhere in the world except for Japan, and this is the Japanese, limited edition, 24-bit remastered, version. IMPORTANT NOTE: These copies do have a VERY small cut in the mini-lp sleeve, but even so, this goes for almost $40.00 on Amazon, so it's a small price to pay!
"This was Pete's first solo release following his departure from Camel - for what is on record as "musical differences". Yet, the feel and texture of "Heart to Heart" is not too far removed from his last CD with Camel - "Breathless". Yes, this CD allows Pete to bring his keyboard virtuosity to the fore, yet unlike his later synth dominated CD's, "Heart to Heart" retains a rock ensemble backing using bass, drums, guitar and sax/flute (Mel Collins). The tracks vary from shorter songs "Julia" (about his wife at the time?) to "Raining All Over The World" (about his departure from Camel?) through longer blues/jazz/rock orientated instrumentals. This is quality material from a quality songwriter/performer and should definitely appeal to Camel fans."-Terry Smith [BMG]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=02/BMG%20J37617

Stefano Battaglia/Michele Rabbia-Pastorale $17.00
Stefano Battaglia: piano, prepared piano
Michele Rabbia: percussion, electronics
"In this beautiful duo album by two of Italy’s most creative musicians, roles are frequently overturned, as lyrical percussion shades into electronics and texture turns to melody. Stefano Battaglia reminds us that the piano is also a percussion instrument and Michele Rabbia is sensitive to all the tonal implications of drums and cymbals. The musicians play with and without scores in material that is variously open-form, tightly-controlled, inspired by folk idioms, by liturgical music and by art installations. Battaglia allows beautiful themes to ripple through the work, and sounds are given room to blossom. Duets for piano and percussion have long represented an important zone in the work of Stefano Battaglia (in the early 1990s, he collaborated with both Tony Oxley and Pierre Favre). Since 2000, Michele Rabbia has been Battaglia’s principal percussionist, appearing on both of his previous ECM releases – “Raccolto” and “Re: Pasolini” – as an ensemble member and fellow improviser. On “Pastorale” the musicians shape the music together." [ECM]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=28-ECM%202120

Adrian Belew-Side One $7.00 (special)
"Adrian Belew - member of King Crimson, famed session musician and multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire - has reemerged with a brand new solo disc entitled "Side One"-the first in a series of three CDs to be released throughout 2005. Although almost all the music was written and performed by Belew alone, he does have a little help from some friends on this disc most notably Primus's Les Claypool and Tool's Danny Carey who provide respective bass and drums to the albums opening three tracks. "Side One" only runs for 33-minutes total but there is still plenty of great and varied music in spite of this. The opening track "Ampersand" sounds almost like a Beatles tune performed with an extremely odd time signature while other tracks such as "Writing On The Wall", "Matchless Man" and "Walk Around the World" resemble Belew's work with King Crimson (the latter track sounds like an outtake from "Three of a Perfect Pair"). Elsewhere on the disc, Adrian shows off his experimental side with the 7-minute instrumental "Madness" which features a thick distored bassline, heavy percussion and layers of sustained delayed guitar phrases. "Beat Box Guitar" is also experimental and also echoes King Crimson in their current phase. The closing three pieces are short in nature and form sort-of a mini-suite. "Under The Radar" is an atmospheric ballad with a slight Pink Floyd vibe to it which leads directly into "Elephants" a minimalist piece in which Belew improvises some wildly outrageous guitar leads over a repeated riff. This leads into the short final track "Pause" which consists of ambient sound effects and a very brief phrase of guitar arpegggios. This is a very well-put-together and entertaining CD and displays Adrian Belew's eccentric talents at their best. Fans of King Crimson will no doubt enjoy this disc as it does resemble the band quite heavily at times. With this disc containing music of this high intensity, I can hardly wait for Belew's next two "Sides" to be released. Excellent CD!!"-Louie Bourland [Sanctuary]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=02-SANCTUARY%20351

François Couturier-Un jour si Blanc $17.00
François Couturier: piano
"François Couturier’s solo excursion “Un jour si blanc” is conceived by its maker as the second volume in a planned trilogy, and an extension of the earlier quartet disc “Nostalghia”, dedicated to filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. The highly poetic approach – both in the playing itself and in the referential and allusive conception – is again evident. The new album’s starting point is a poem by Arseni Tarkovsky, which gives the disc its title and atmospheric implications. Thereafter, the music opens up associatively, making trans-idiomatic improvisational interconnections. “I wanted to pay tribute to some great artists I particularly like”, says Couturier. These include Johann Sebastian Bach, Arthur Rimbaud, Claude Debussy, Franz Schubert, Toru Takemitsu, Joan Miró, the painters of the Blaue Reiter group and more. Meanwhile, “Lune de miel” quotes liberally from “I Fall In Love Too Easily”... But if standard jazz is a component of this disc it is filtered through the focus of a player steeped in the European classical and experimental traditions. This first solo disc from the insightful French pianist is also a richly creative contribution to the unaccompanied piano genre established at ECM, as Couturier now joins the distinguished list of improvising pianists – Chick Corea, Paul Bley, Keith Jarrett, Marilyn Crispell, Jon Balke, Misha Alperin – who have recorded alone for the label." [ECM]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=28-ECM%202103

Bob Dylan-The Bootleg Series Volume 7: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack 2 x CDs + big booklet in a slipcase $9.00 (special)
There is no doubt in my mind that the early electric band/Blonde On Blonde era Dylan is one of the great periods of the man's work. And he looked so cool too! This is the soundtrack to the fantastic Martin Scorsese documentary that traces Bob's emergence to going electric and being booed off the stage in 1966. Great images in the booklet, GREAT music on the discs and all of it unreleased (except for 2 tracks).
"The seventh volume of Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series doubles as the soundtrack to No Direction Home, Martin Scorsese's feature-length documentary covering Dylan's career from its beginnings to 1966 (it was aired in two parts on PBS in September 2005 and released in expanded form on DVD that same month). Unlike the previous three installments of The Bootleg Series, which focused exclusively on live concerts, No Direction Home is assembled from a variety of sources, including home recordings, publishing demos, alternate studio takes, and live recordings, with the first disc devoted to early acoustic recordings and the second to electric music. In fact, No Direction Home proceeds chronologically, filling in gaps between the proper albums or, more often, providing a parallel history of the most productive era of Dylan's career. All of this material -- with the exception of "Song to Woody," taken from his debut, and a cataclysmic version of "Like a Rolling Stone" taken from the Royal Albert Hall show that was released as The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4 -- is previously unreleased, and much of it has not been widely bootlegged (and the cuts that have been bootlegged, such as "Dink's Song," have never been heard in such crystal-clear fidelity). In place of unheard songs are a slew of alternate versions of familiar tunes. On the first disc, these are largely live versions of such warhorses as "Blowin' in the Wind," "Masters of War," and "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall," recorded when the songs were still fresh. These live performances have an immediacy and intimacy that not only illustrate what a powerful folksinger Dylan was, but also suggest how the songs might have sounded when they were new tunes. Toward the end of the first disc, alternate versions that are significantly different from the final versions begin to surface with an early take on "Mr. Tambourine Man" recorded at the Another Side of Bob Dylan sessions with Ramblin' Jack Elliott on second guitar and backing vocals. The second disc has several alternates that are similarly notably different...As different as some of these versions are, there are no great revelations here, apart from the realization that the best takes really did make the finished records. But looking for revelations on this seventh edition of The Bootleg Series may be setting the bar too high, particularly because even if few things here are earth-shaking (a rampaging "Maggie's Farm" from Dylan's legendary electric set at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965 could qualify, thanks in great deal to an incendiary Mike Bloomfield), everything here is uniformly excellent and worth hearing well more than once. That alone, of course, would make this yet another worthwhile addition to any serious Dylan collection, but what makes No Direction Home noteworthy as an album is that it is the first Dylan record to offer an aural biography of Dylan. This does a superb job of tracing the development of Dylan as a musician, taking him from a young folkie singing standards, through the rush of his early standards, and to the visionary music he made once he went electric. Put in this context, the electric music on disc two sounds as bracing and brilliant and surprising as it did in the '60s, while the acoustic folk on disc one sounds vibrant, pure, and alive. After all these years, that's a hard accomplishment to pull off, and to the credit of everybody involved in this terrific release, they've been able to make even the most familiar Dylan tunes feel new again."- Stephen Thomas Erlewine/All Music Guide [Legacy]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=02-LEGACY%2093937

Engines-Wire & Brass $16.00
Four amazing players from Chicago meet and greet the listeners with a excellent session!
"Chicago's best known and busiest improvising musicians: trombonist Jeb Bishop, saxophonist Dave Rempis, bassist Nate McBride and drummer Tim Daisy. Recorded live in April, 2008 at the Hungry Brain in Chicago." [Okka]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=05-OKKA%20079

Eskaton-4 Visions (expanded/remastered) $18.00
Back in stock!
Emerging in the very late 1970's, Eskaton were one of the very first Zeuhl bands. This was their very first release, which came out originally on cassette only! At this time, the group consisted of three keyboardists (Fender Rhodes, organ, synthesizer), two female singers, guitar, bass and drums. They were a fine band and despite the fact that this was their first, this is definitely their best release. This has been remastered by Udi Koomran and also includes 4 bonus tracks. Highly recommended to any Zeuhl fan; this release is one of the best Magma-influenced recordings I know of. [Soleil Zeuhl]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=SOLEIL%20ZEUHL%2023

Gunda Gottschalk/Xu Fengxia-You Lan $14.00
Gunda Gottschalk: violin, voice
Xu Fengxia: guzheng, voice
Recorded May 18, 2008.
"Impressive in its own way was the duo of violinist Gunda Gottschalk and guzheng virtuoso Xu Fengxia, in whose hands contrasting roots in Western and Eastern classical musics stretched to become a common fabric, an expressionist ground in which strings and voices could move from song-like repose to chattering, screaming nightmare."-Stuart Broomer/Musicworks. [Victo]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=VICTO%20117

Guardian Ear-Guardian Ear $9.00 (band released CDR)
Excellent debut release from this chamber/acoustic band, the sound and the ideas place this release somewhere between Oregon and Far Corner!
"A five piece acoustic quintet from Seattle, WA, Guardian Ear has an unusual combination of guitar, cello, oboe, and two percussionists. They blend the primitivism of tribal percussion with the art of classical composition to create an utterly unique sound world that has been called "avant acoustic chamber rock" and "thrashical", blurring all boundaries between low art, high art, world and rock.   This effect was no accident either. These sadistic b*****ds openly flaunt their irreverence for convention, custom, expectations and beauty with every last scratched-out note. The oboe (...they have an oboe!) flows gracefully over an undulating rhythm section, trying, painfully, to paint something smooth and sweet, while its nemesis, a custom 5-string cello relentlessly beats every last melody into cowering, pathetic squeeks and fragmented, gasping syllables. The resulting "pieces" are often simultaneously bitter-sweet, confusing, pretty and ridiculous.   It's hard to pin down any large influence over the music, with each member coming from accomplished yet entirely separate backgrounds, which seem to overlap in the strangest places. Was that a hint of death metal? Was that a cock-rock solo played on a woodwind? Did they all just grunt in unison? What did he just break? This band may not be for the faint of heart or easily frustrated, but they seem to be doing what was previously thought of as a passé experiment: exploring new realms of music, new concoctions of sounds and genres, and coming out with something legitimately original." [GE]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=GE%2001

Jeff Healey and the Jazz Wizards-Beautiful Noise $17.00
"Originally recorded for the Canadian TV show "A Beautiful Noise" (Toronto - January 2006), this program includes additional interview and musical footage. Healey, playing trumpet and guitar, leads his excellent band The Jazz Wizards forward into musical history. As always, he delivers jazz from the past with humor, respect for the tradition, and a contemporary attitude. Healey gained worldwide fame as a stunningly original rock/blues guitarist. His passion, however, was the infectious and joyful music from the classic jazz era - the days when Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke ruled the music world." [MVD]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=21-MVD%204950

Andrew Hill-Solos: The Jazz Sessions NTSC (all region) DVD $17.00
"The Jazz Sessions spotlights Andrew Hill, a great and even groundbreaking composer and pianist. While many of his contemporaries were totally jettisoning the rhythmic and harmonic techniques of bop and hard bop, Hill worked to extend their possibilities; his was a revolution from within. He exhibited a determined command of his materials, however abstract they might sometimes be. His composed melodies were labyrinthine, rhythmically and harmonically complex tunes that exhibit a sophistication born of mastery, not chance or contingency. As a pianist, Hill had a flowing melodicism and an elastic sense of time. Like his composing, Hill's playing had an ever-present air of spontaneity and was almost completely devoid of cliché." [MVD]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=21-MVD%204963

Steve Hillage-Live at Deeply Vale Festival 1978 : 2 x CDs $25.00
"Talk to any connoisseur of '70s-era double live albums, and many will agree that Steve Hillage's Live Herald, recorded and released in 1977-1978, rates among the finest jewels that the genre has to offer. So it's astonishing to discover that someone has spent the last 25 years sitting on tapes that knock that set into the dust, both in terms of on-stage excitement and aural enjoyment. Live at Deeply Vale Festival '78 transports the listener back to one of the last truly great festivals staged in the U.K. that decade, a weekend's worth of music that fearlessly ranged across both the traditional rock range and the upcoming punk movement, before climaxing with a Hillage  set that the guitarist himself reflects, "[sounds] as exciting now as Live Herald was back then." Hillage's performance, of course, dominates the disc, spreading across one CD and then halfway across another. But, if that's the main attraction, the supporting cast is just as exhilarating. The full concert is followed first by reprises of four songs recorded from the audience, and offering up a surprisingly different view of the proceedings; then come a collection of stage announcements before the Ruts take the stage for a ferocious "Babylon's Burning" and the package wraps up with three songs by Tractor, mainstays of the modern Ozit label, of course, but one of the brightest sparks of the early-'70s British underground as well. This was one of Tractor's last major performances before they faded away -- however, 20,000 people left Deeply Vale with the band's presence burned firmly into their minds, and the performance here offers up a glowing testament to their memories."-Dave Thompson/All Music Guide [Ozit]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=28-OZIT%20781

Kiva-Kiva 2 x CDs $19.00
"The important contribution of the KIVA project to the artistic field can be defined as an emancipation of the classical performer from the role of interpreter of written music to one that's involved being fully an actor of artistic creation through the direct production of sounds on instruments and related objects. This has been often characterized in the musical world as 'improvisation.' But the group would not adhere to the overtones associated with this word, implying spontaneous behavior or social interactions without specified aesthetical content. For KIVA, the refusal to use any notation on paper was the occasion to access the complex and chaotic nature of sound objects. Through an everyday work in progress, the group was able to elaborate an original language constituted directly from working on sound matter. KIVA described itself as an experimental group dedicated to notationless music, mixed media, extended instrumental techniques. The group KIVA has always refused to publish its work through recordings. Every working session of KIVA was recorded on audio format, but this only constituted a tool for the reflection of its members. The real artistic object was always considered to be the contextual circumstances of a given performance, the reenactment, always different, of the working out of already elaborated sound materials. In this sense no particular instant can be regarded as constituting a work object of the KIVA experience. But the context today has changed, since two of the main important members have died (Keith Humble and John Silber), the other protagonists are getting old, and so are the few who have been fortunate to listen to KIVA's performances. The publication of a CD of selected performances of KIVA today makes sense, in that it documents an important historical moment and provides the artistic community with sonic references of this ephemeral type of work." [Pogus]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=POGUS%2021054

Lee Konitz-Solos: The Jazz Sessions NTSC (all region) DVD $17.00
"One of the most individual of all alto saxophone players, the cool-toned Lee Konitz has always had a strong musical curiosity that has led him to consistently take chances and stretch himself, usually quite successfully. The Jazz Sessions spotlights unaccompanied performances by some of the legends and bright young stars of the jazz world. Designed and recorded specifically for television, Solos offers viewers front row seats for an intimate and unique jazz experience. Each program features complete musical pieces, insightful interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage. Shot in stunning HDTV with multiple moving cameras and a medley of elegant cinematic lighting, Solos showcases an exciting and dynamic variety of jazz styles - from the blues and boogie-woogie to bebop and the experimental." [MVD]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=21-MVD%204965

One Shot-Reforged (expanded/remixed/remastered) $15.00
A reissue of the very first, originally self-titled release by One Shot, which was self-released by the band in a edition of 500. This is a superb release by bassist Philipppe Buissonnet (Magma), keyboardist Emmanuel Borghi (Magma), guitarist James MacGaw (Magma) & drummer Daniel Jeand'heur who does not play with Magma, but he's as great as the others and why would Magma need another drummer? Recorded in one day, with a very live sound. The sound is a very appealing combination of Zeuhl mixed with electric Miles (dig the smoky organ & great Fender Rhodes work) and great guitar work.
"This new issue has been re-mixed by James Mac Gaw & Pierre Luzy & was remastered for better dynamics. It has 1 bonus track, recorded the same day as the album & not featured on the first issue. New cover art too."  [Soleil Zeuhl]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=SOLEIL%20ZEUHL%2025

Gonzalo Rubalcaba-Solos: The Jazz Sessions NTSC (all region) DVD $17.00
"In this unique program, Gonzalo Rubalcaba displays his remarkable sensitivity toward the musical traditions from which he emerged and later embraced. As one of the most important figures to emerge from Afro-Cuban jazz in the '90s, Rubalcaba is an extraordinarily versatile pianist able to blend disparate strands of Cuban and American jazz traditions into a fresh, modern whole. Born into a musical family in Havana, Rubalcaba began studying classical piano in 1971 at age eight, honing his technique for the next 12 years while playing around Havana by night. By the time he arrived on the international jazz stage in the late '80s he was widely considered one of the great virtuosos of the music." [MVD]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=21-MVD%204964

Rush-Grace Under Pressure NTSC (Region 1) DVD $6.00 (special)
Unbelievable price on this video artifact of the band on their 1984 tour. Now, for me this is the band a bit after their peak, but there's good playing here and they perform some of their best material.
"Two things immediately tell viewers that Rush's Grace Under Pressure tour video is a product of the mid-1980s: the sportcoat-and-T-shirt ensembles worn by vocalist/bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson, and the light show's pencil-thin green lasers which were used prominently then. Grace Under Pressure Tour was filmed at Maple Leaf Gardens in Rush's hometown of Toronto. Directed by music-video veteran David Mallet, it's a fine document of a band whose skills and vision had matured. But Lee, Lifeson, and drummer Neil Peart were in their early 30s, so they were still running on youthful vigor. Song-wise, the usual suspects are here: "The Spirit of Radio," "Closer to the Heart," and "Tom Sawyer." The biggest treats are underrated songs such as "The Enemy Within," "Distant Early Warning," and "Red Sector A," all strong Grace Under Pressure cuts. Rush is often thought of as humorless, but "The Weapon"'s playful rear-screen projection intro features SCTV  comedian Joe Flaherty in his Count Floyd guise. The anti-censorship "Witch Hunt" from Rush's 1981 masterpiece Moving Pictures foreshadowed the decade's conservative hysteria about the arts. Perhaps the most fun song is "New World Man," which, at this point, remains Rush's only Top 40 hit single. Lee butchers his vocals a little at the end, but Lifeson  coolly and casually leans back against a speaker while firing off his riffs, and at one point the normally stoic Peart  even manages a smile. The finale is a three-song medley of "Vital Signs" and the rudimentary pre-Peart  cuts "Finding My Way" and "In the Mood.""-Bret Adams/All Music Guide [Anthem]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=02-ANTHEM%206137

Merl Saunders/Jerry Garcia-Keystone Encores $6.00 (special)
"This is the third of three CDs compiled from a two-night (July 10 and 11, 1973) stand at Keystone Korners in Berkeley. These recordings have likewise yielded a pair of additional volumes -- all of which stem from the original Live at Keystone (1973) two-LP release. Merl Saunders (keyboards) and Jerry Garcia (guitar/vocals) lead a funky rhythm section -- consisting of John Kahn (bass) and Bill Vitt (percussion) -- through a variety of adeptly chosen R&B, Motown, and blues covers. Garcia and Saunders  began performing sporadically throughout the end of 1970, reconvening in the Bay Area whenever the guitarist could find time away from his day gig with the Grateful Dead. Ultimately this loose aggregate became the prototype for a somewhat more formal Jerry Garcia Band, which continued until Garcia's passing in 1995. By the time these recordings were made, this particular combo was holding court upwards of eight weeks a year and had developed a unique, laid-back persona, perfectly counterbalancing Garcia's decidedly more aggressive contributions to the Dead. The musical centerpiece of this band is undoubtedly their uncanny ability to provide multiple layers of interpretation and variation on familiar themes. The combination of Saunders' sweet and soulful organ leads and the pure tonality in Garcia's solos is flawlessly supported by round upon round of Kahn's assertively fluid interjections. The Motown cover of "How Sweet It Is" perhaps best-exemplifies this approach, as the bassist punctuates the established melody with his trademark second-nature harmonic counterpoint. Keen-eared Deadheads will undoubtedly be curious to hear the adaptations of "High Heel Sneakers," "I Second That Emotion," as well as the Chicago-style blues interpretation of Blind Lemon Jefferson's "One Kind Favor" -- which the Dead very occasionally worked into their earliest performances. The loose structure allows for extended soloing which rather inadvertently reveals a lighthearted and cherubic side to Garcia's musical companionship. This is a recommended listen for potential fans as well as the seasoned enthusiast. "-Lindsay Planer/All Music Guide [Fantasy]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=10-FANTASY%207703

Sciarada-The Addiction $18.00
"Sciarada is the name of a musical project conceived in Verona, Italy, in the winter of 2005 by Michele Nicoli and Matteo Sorio. Moving across the paths of ambient and post-rock, Sciarada tries to join the wish to experiment with the taste for dark and melancholy melodies."
You can hear their music here: http://www.myspace.com/sciarada01 [Lizard]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=33-LIZARD%20060

Todd Sickafoose-Tiny Resistors $18.00
Back in stock and a great album.
"Grand melodies, shifting textures, and thick rhythms radiate from Todd Sickafoose's music. On Tiny Resistors, the bassist/composer matches his 8-piece New York band with a pair of guests, Andrew Bird and Ani DiFranco, to create a jazz record with the muscle and scope of an indie-rock orchestra. Throughout its 68 minutes of music, the record evokes images: the mysterious flora of a future epoch, the revelation of a secret message scribbled in invisible ink, an exodus of buzzing bees, and the silent sadness of an underwater piano, drowned in the waters of Lake Pontchartrain. It is these visions, and others, that inspire the 11 original compositions on Tiny Resistors, Sickafoose's third and most lushly-produced release to date. This is music from a thinker whom the San Francisco Chronicle calls; 'A captivating improviser, imaginative composer, and master of collaboration.'" [Cryptogramophone]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=CRYPTOGRAMOPHONE%20138

Tomasz Stanko Quintet-Dark Eyes $17.00
Friends, this is a GREAT album!
Tomasz Stanko: trumpet
Alexi Tuomarila: piano
Jakob Bro: guitar
Anders Christensen: bass
Olavi Louhivuori: drums
"Tomasz Stanko’s smouldering Slavic soul music and grainy-toned trumpet finds a new context on “Dark Eyes”. Like his hero Miles Davis, the Polish jazz master also has an impressive record as talent scout and mentor, and his latest ensemble pools young players from the North of Europe. Tomasz has had strong connections to Finland in particular since the early 1970s when he was part of Edward Vesala’s creative circle. Now he welcomes two prodigiously gifted Finns into his group, pianist Alexi Tuomarila and drummer Olavi Louhivuori, both expressive and imaginative players. On “Dark Eyes”, Jakob Bro, the young guitarist heard on ECM on Paul Motian’s “Garden of Eden” is cast most often in the role of subtle colourist, while fellow Dane Anders Christensen, on electric bass throughout, provides the band’s throbbing pulse. The programme features new Stanko compositions, including “The Dark Eyes of Martha Hirsch”, inspired by an Oskar Kokoschka canvas, plus a new version of “Last Song” from Tomasz ECM debut “Balladyna”, as well as “Dirge for Europe” and “Etiuda baletowa nr. 3” from the pen of Krzysztof Komeda." [ECM]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=28-ECM%202115

Ralph Towner/Paolo Fresu-Chiaroscuro $17.00
Ralph Towner: classical, 12-string and baritone guitars
Paolo Fresu: trumpet, flugelhorn
An exciting new duo, of unusual instrumentation, initiated by American master guitarist Ralph Towner. Towner’s acoustic guitar concept has long since absorbed and abstracted influences from baroque music, contemporary composition, Brazilian music and jazz, above all the jazz of Bill Evans. In this programme of Towner originals and improvisations, the sole cover version is “Blue In Green”. the Bill Evans/Miles Davis tune from the classic “Kind of Blue” album – an apt choice for Sardinia-born trumpeter Paolo Fresu, whose pure and elegant tone still carries echoes of early Miles. Towner’s own pieces offer continually changing landscapes for Fresu’s horn to grace, in a very poetic and lyrical set whose gradations of light and shade, of sound and shadows, are beautifully recorded. “Chiaroscuro” is Towner’s 22nd ECM disc as a leader and Fresu’s first..." [ECM]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=28-ECM%202085

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an announcement - coming soon:
Hugh Hopper-The Gift of Purpose
"I got a message the other day from Hugh Hopper's wife Christine. She
reported that since Hugh's passing, she's been struggling with
finances. Of course she's also struggling emotionally, as she misses
him terribly, but the gist of her message was a call for financial
help.  She recalled that Hugh told her that if she ran into trouble,
to ask their friends for help. So she did. In response, John Roulat, Steve Feigenbaum, and I decided to produce a limited edition benefit CD, 'The Gift Of Purpose'. We are splitting the manufacturing costs and donating the gross income to Christine. Steve has already wired her some money in advance. It will be a Cuneiform Record. The bulk of the benefit CD will be a beautifully recorded Bone concert that we did at Orion Sound in Baltimore. There is also a bonus track by myself, John, Colin Marston (Behold....the Arctopus) and Daevid Allen. It will be in digipak format, with cover design by Bill Ellsworth (who does Cuneiform Records). So it'll look and sound very, very good. We are not giving out any freebies to radio or reviewers. There's ONLY going to be 400 of these, so any CD we give away is $15 less going to Christine. And anything we sell for less than $15 is less money going to Christine.
I hope you can support this project!" - Nick Didkovsky

At this time, we know that we and Downtown Music Gallery will be carrying this release, selling it for $15.00 + shipping - with every cent of your $15.00 going to Hugh's family. There may be other folks carrying the CD as well, but that isn't known to me yet. I hope we will have the CD in about a month.

DMG have also announced that they will help sponsor a benefit concert in NYC around the same time the CD is released.

And you can send a contribution directly, via a paypal link set up on the front page of ReR's website:
http://www.rermegacorp.com/

It pained me greatly to learn that after 40 years of giving such great music to the world (and definitely being one of the coolest people in the world), that Hugh's family would find themselves in such circumstances and I am doing everything I can to help. If Hugh's lifetime in music means something to you, I hope you will consider helping too.

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Please note: If there are no quotes around the description, that means that we wrote it and you should not use this description without attribution. If there are quotes without attribution, that means that we took the description from the hypesheet/publicity for the release. All other quoted descriptions are attributed.

You can order these & many many other items from our on-line store at:
http://www.waysidemusic.com

You can also fax in your order : (301) 589-1819
or mail in your order to:
Wayside Music - P.O. Box 8427 - Silver Spring, MD 20907 - USA
We accept cash, checks/moneyorders (as long as they are in US funds payable through a US bank), Discover, Visa and MasterCard credit cards as well as PayPal.

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Recent reviews (or recently *discovered* reviews) of Cuneiform artists and titles (in English only):

ALGERNON
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:jifqxz9sldse

BROWN VS BROWN
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:gifixz8sld0e~T1

FORGAS BAND PHENOMENA (rated a masterpiece)
http://progressor.net/review/fbp_2009.html

NEW YORK ART QUARTET
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:fifexz8sldae

RADIO MASSACRE INTERNATIONAL
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:kifqxz9sldse

UNIVERS ZERO
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:0ifqxz9sldse~T1

UPSILON ACRUX
http://progressor.net/review/upsilon_acrux_2009.html

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You can always see which of our artists are on tour and get the links to the venues at:
http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/tours.html
or
http://my.calendars.net/cuneiform/
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AHLEUCHATISTAS
April 5 - Clandestino - Faenza, Italy

April 6 - Channel Zero - Ljubljana, Slovenia

April 7 - Tetris - Trieste, Italy

Apr 8 - Spazio Si - Bologna, Italy

April 9 - CSC Centro Stabile di Cultura - Via Leogra, strada statale 46 - km 21 - San Vito di Leguzzano, Schio VI, Italy - 349 2943281

April 10 - Nexus - Saalfelden, Germany

April 11 - Stadwerkstatt - Linz, Austria

April 12 - Rhiz - Vienna, Austria

April 13 - Klub Velbloud, South Bohemia, Czech Republic

April 14 - The Brno House of Arts - Brno, Czech Republic

April 15 - a4 - Bratislava, Slovakia

April 16 - Jazzclub Neue Tonne - Dresden, Germany

ALGERNON
April 15 - Wicker Well, Chicago, IL

April 17 - Illinois Brewing Company - Bloomington, IL (with Davenport Ed)

April 18 - Norb Andey's - Springfield, IL

April 19 - private event

April 20 - The Bishop - Bloomington, IN

April 21 - Melody Inn - Indianapolis, IN

April 22 - CS13 - Cincinatti, OH

April 23 - Firehouse Grill - 3988 University Drive - Fairfax, VA 22030 (8:30 doors / 9:00 music (with Ergo) - this concert is a part of the Avant Fairfax series

April 24 - Orion Sound Studios - 2903 Whittington Ave., Suite C - Baltimore, Md.  21230 (with Ergo)

April 26th - Rockwood Music Hall - New York City, NY

April 27 - The Charleston - Brooklyn, NY (with Zevious and Smother Party)

April 28 - The Lily Pad - Boston, MA

April 29th - AS220 - Providence, RI (with Interplay and Hemlock)

April 30 - Pushkin - Greenfield, MA

May 1 - Annabell's Bar & Lounge - Akron, OH

May 2 - Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH

May 3 - The Blind Pig - Ann Arbor, MI (with Starbrand)

BEAT CIRCUS
April 30 - Knitting Factory - 361 Metropolitan Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11211 (347) 529-6696

May 1 - Space Gallery - 538 Congress Street - Portland, ME 04101 (207) 828-5600

May 5 - Middle East Upstairs - 472 Massachusetts Avenue - Cambridge, MA 02139 (617) 864-3278

DAVID BORDEN / MOTHER MALLARD
April 17 (7:00pm) - David Borden, Special Event: Robert Moog Exhibition Performance : Museum of Making Music - 5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, California 92008 - $10; $7 for students and Museum Members.

BROWN VS BROWN
April 16 - University - Siegen, Germany

April 17 - tba - Vienna, Austria

April 18 - Metelkova - Ljubljana, Slovenia

April 20 - ZK - Ostia, Rome, Italy (with Neo)

April, 21 - Spazio Si - Bologna, Italy

April 22 - P.M.K. - Innsbruck, Austria

April 23 - Kulturhaus Cairo, Würzburg, Germany

April 24 - Bimhuis - Piet Heinkade 3 - 1019 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (official CD release party)

June 13 - 20th Musiques Innovatrices Festival - St. Etienne, France

THE CLAUDIA QUINTET
May 7-8 - Melbourne Jazz Festival - Melbourne, Australia

June 27 - Bang on a Can Marathon - NYC, NY

ERGO
April 17 - New York Slide Workers Union - 58 N. 6th St. - Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY (with Curtis Hasselbring)

April 23 - Firehouse Grill - 3988 University Drive - Fairfax, VA 22030 (8:30 doors / 9:00 music (with Algernon) - this concert is a part of the Avant Fairfax series

April 24 - Orion Sound Studios - 2903 Whittington Ave., Suite C - Baltimore, Md.  21230 (with Algernon)

November 12 - BAM Cafe - 30 Lafayette Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 8:30 pm - FREE!

FORGAS BAND PHENOMENA
June 19 - NEARFest - Zoellner Auditorium - Bethlehem, PA

LED BIB [2009 Barclaycard Mercury Prize-Album of the Year!]
April 18 - Oxjam Canterbury - Canterbury Oxfam Shop - Canterbury, Kent, UK

April 21 - Leeds College of Music - Leeds, UK

April 22 - Tolbooth Arts Centre - Stirling, Scotland

April 29 - Recyclart - Bruxelles, Belgium

May 28 Purcell Room at Southbank Centre - London, UK

May 29 - Bath Festival - Bath, UK

June 2 - Broomhill Art Hotel - Barnstaple, UK

June 27 - Real Ale Jazz and Blues Festival - Lichfield, UK

July 3 - Mostly Jazz Festival - Moseley, Birmingham UK

July 9 - Marlborough Jazz Festival - Marlborough, UK

July 15 - Gala Theatre - Durham, UK (with Empirical)

MIRIODOR
May 20 - Festival des Musiques de Création du Saguenay - La Salle Pierrette-Gaudreault - Centre culturel du Mont Jacob - 4160, rue du Vieux Pont, Jonquière (Québec), Cabada  (418) 546-2177

September 17-19 - Rock in Opposition Festival 2010 - Cap Decouverte - 81450 Le Garric (Carmaux) France

RICHARD PINHAS
April 22 - Minimusik Hol- Istanbul, Turkey

May 21 - Vision'R Festival - Paris, France

July 13 - Center of Humanities of Utrecht - Amsterdam, Holland

July 28-30 - Sajeta Festival - Slovenia

October 6 & 7 - Jan Eyck Academy - Maastricht, Holland (note: this is a lecture/conference about music - not a concert)

October 15 - Pop Philosophie Festival - Marseille, France

PLANETA IMAGINARIO
April 22 - Luz de Gas - Barcelona, Spain

POSITIVE CATASTROPHE
[Positive Catastrophe will be making its European debut this May!]

May 9 - Europajazz Festival in Le Mans, France
(thanks to support from the USArtists International grant from the MidAtlantic Arts Foundation and the NEA)

May 10 - La Dynamo club - Paris, France

Oct 23-Nov 7 - PosCat is also currently planning a more extended European tour for the fall. Please contact the band for more information or booking interest.

RADIO MASSACRE INTERNATIONAL
April 17 - The Gatherings - St. Mary's Hamilton Village (on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania) - 3916 Locust Walk (east of 40th & Locust) - Philadelphia, PA

April 18 - Orion Sound Studios - 2903 Whittington Ave., Suite C - Baltimore, Md.  21230

RATTLEMOUTH
April 25 - Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival - Ellsworth Avenue Stage - Silver Spring, MD (2:00 pm - free!)

April 25 - Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival - Langanos - Silver Spring MD (4:30)

REVOLUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE
April 8 - Providence CityArts, annual gala fundraiser - Providence, RI

April 14 - Plough & Stars - 912 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA - 10 pm: no cover

April 15 - Zabota - 80 Exchange St #101, Lynn, MA

April 18 - Bull McCabe's - Union Square - Somerville, MA

April 20 - Ken Field Trio plays the music of the RSE - Stork Club - Boston, MA

May 5 - Plough & Stars - 912 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA - 10 pm: no cover

May 9 - Bull McCabe's - Union Square - Somerville, MA

WADADA LEO SMITH
April 9 - Arhus, Denmark

April 20 - Aalborg, Denmark

April 21 - Vejle, Denmark

Aprill 22 - Odense, Denmark

April 23 - Dachau, Germany

April 24 - 27 - tba - Poland

April 28 - Copenhagen, Denmark

May 2-3 - Freedom of the City Festival - Conway Hall Red Lion Square - London, UK

July 23 - Golden Quartet - San Sebastian Festival - Madrid, Spain

August 28 - King's Road Park Pavillion - Los Angeles, CA

October 3 - Angel City Jazz Festival: Los Angeles, CA

November 4 - Brooklyn Public Library: Brooklyn, NY

November 13 - New Music Center - St. Louis, MO

November 20 - Library of Congress - Washington, DC

YANG
April 24 (8:00pm) - Sala Clamores - C/Alburquerque, 14 - Metro Bilbao, Madrid 28010- Spain - Cost:15€ (performing with Kotebel)

June 18 (8:30pm) - Les Instants Chavirés -  7, rue Richard Lenoir, Montreuil (Paris), Ile-de-France 93100 – France - Cost:12€

ZEVIOUS
April 11 - Death By Audio - 49 S. 2nd st - Brooklyn, NY 11201 (w/ Mick Barr and Forbes/Young/Walter)

April 27 - The Charleston - 174 Bedford Ave. - Brooklyn, NY (with Algernon and Smother Party)

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To see Artist News by musicians who have recorded for Cuneiform - provided to us by the musicians themselves and updated every four months, go to:
http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/artistnews.html

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Rest in Peace:

HERB ELLIS (legendary jazz guitarist)

PETER HERBOLZHEIMER (German big band composer/leader)

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Thank you!

-Coming Soon (or not soon, but eventually, so please be patient!)-
(For updates of new items in stock, watch these mailings or check the NEW ARRIVALS section!) :
ALAMAAILMAN VASARAT-Haudasta lomilla (roughly translated as "On vacation from the grave".  It will feature almost four hours of live stuff, all our music videos and plenty of extras, including the 28min puppet animation we did the soundtrack for in 2005, all previously unreleased. So, quite a huge package, definitely a must have for AV fan)
ANGLAGARD-Epilog (reissued by the band and available for the first time in 4-5 years)
ARANIS-RoqueForte (fourth album - with new members Dave Kerman and Pierre Chevalier on AltrOck)
CASSIBER (box set with a live DVD as well as unreleased material on CD along with the four albums we already know and love)
THE CLAUDIA QUINTET with GARY VERSACE-Royal Toast (fifth album)
CURLEW-A Beautiful Western Saddle CD/DVD (A very limited reprinting of Curlew's fifth album. It's a classic and amazing collaboration with Paul Haines and Amy Denio from the very early 1990s that has been out of print for a number of years. It will also include a bonus DVD of their professionally recorded live concert video The Hardwood (first time on DVD) as well as an hour of never-before seen footage from Washington, DC in late 1991 with Amy performing ABWS and more!)
DREAMTIME-Double Trouble 2 x CDs (quintet live at Bracknell in 83 and double quintet live at the Swan 91)
FACTOR BURZACO-II (new album on AltrOck)
FAR CORNER #3
GUAPO(a new studio album coupled with their NEARFest 2006 performance. FINALLY a documentation of their great current lineup (Dave Smith, Daniel O'Sullivan, James Sedwards and Kavus Torabi)
IDEAL BREAD-Transmit: Vol. 2 of the Music of Steve Lacy (four up 'n' comers - none of whom play soprano sax! - perform the music of Lacy with wit and swing. Baritone sax, trumpet, bass and drums. This is 'freebop' at its finest)
PHIL MANZANERA-Firebird (surprisingly fine new album with ... Charles Heyward!)
THE MICROSCOPIC SEPTET-Friday the 13th: The Micros Play Monk (all Thelonious Monk program, rendered as only the Micros can and will...)
RICHARD PINHAS-Metal/Crystal (with the participation of Merzbow, Wolfeyes, Antoine Paganoti, Didier Batard, Patrick Gauthier, Duncan Pinhas and Jerome Schmidt)
PLANETA IMAGINARIO (new, third album, recorded by Bob Drake for a great live feel)
RENDELL/CARR QUINTET-Live at the Union, 1966 (on Reel Recordings! who else? !!)
TERJE RYPDAL-Crime Scene
SOFT MACHINE-Live Hamburg, Germany, May 17, 1973 DVD/CD (for the first time ever and never seen - not even in poor quality on youtube - this is the Softs just after Hugh left, (Babbington, Jenkins, Marshall, Ratledge) but in a special performance with guests Art Themen (sax) and Gary Boyle (guitar) on the second half of the show. Stunningly beautiful color DVD and superb, very 'live' stereo sound)
JOHN SURMAN (a couple of big surprises!)
STEVE TIBBETTS-Natural Causes
WEATHER REPORT-Live in Germany 1971 DVD (OMG! The group with Eric Gravatt in a amazing quality live video. Highly recommended)
TZADIK announces the following: GREAT NEWS FOR ZORN FANS! 2010 will be a landmark year for John Zorn who promises 12 new CD releases-one every month! Included will be new music from The Dreamers, Moonchild and Alhambra, 3 new releases in The Book of Angels series, a major new studio composition dedicated to the Korean-American writer Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, a classical release featuring his acclaimed violin concerto Contes des Fées, the DVD release of his opera with Richard Foreman ASTRONOME, a ripping improvised duo recording with Fred Frith and undoubtedly several surprises. Most of the recordings are already completed and the release schedule set, so keep your eyes and ears open and expect a new Zorn release every 4th Tuesday of the month in 2010!
YUGEN-Iridule (new album with Dave Kerman, Guy Segers, Elaine Di Falco, Dave Willey, Mike Johnson. On AltrOck)
ZS-New Slaves

IF you'd like to view previous New In stock Announcements, they can be found here:
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Here's what has come in in the last week - either new releases or restockings of items that have been unavailable:

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Below are five new Cuneiform releases which are not going to be generally released for another 4 weeks, but which you can buy directly from us now.

Our releases are available from us to our direct mail customers several weeks before they are generally released or available from other sources. We spend a small fortune on our releases and your direct purchase from us via Wayside Music helps us tremendously and is *extremely* important to our being able to continue our work and our release schedule. Thank you for your interest and support of our work.

The Microscopic Septet-Friday the 13th: The Micros Play Monk $15.00
Since its founding in 1980, under the co-leadership and co-compositional duties of soprano saxophonist Phillip Johnston and pianist Joel Forrester, "the Micros" have been "New York's most famous unknown band"; since 1990, the catchy, film noir theme they created for NPR’s “Fresh Air with Terry Gross” has aired  daily on stations across America, and may now be the most-broadcast jazz tune in the world.
Composer and pianist Thelonious Sphere Monk (1917-82) is one of the top creative deities in the pantheon of American Jazz Greats.  His tunes, once considered radical and appreciated only by the cognoscenti, are now beloved standards. The music of Monk was also the catalyst that sparked the creation of one of New York’s most legendary and important jazz groups, the Microscopic Septet.
In 1974, the Monk tune: "Well You Needn’t" first brought the future Micros co-leaders together by chance. Johnston was living in the Bowery at the time, and Forrester, hearing music, barged into his apartment, unannounced: "I was playing a Thelonious Monk tune, and a guy I had never seen before came walking through my door, which wasn’t locked - those were the hippie days..." The encounter sparked a friendship and working relationship, in which Monk’s music reverberated on multiple levels across the years. Another chance encounter – at chicken and ribs place West Boondock, forged Forrester’s friendship with the Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswarter. And through the Baroness, Forrester would ultimately meet and periodically play piano for Monk. Since Johnston and Forrester’s first meeting, Monk’s music has remained an inspiration and guiding light throughout their music careers. In addition to creating and playing their own music, they always played Monk’s music with the Microscopic Septet, but due to their limited number of releases and  their copious original songbook (more than 180 tunes), they only previously recorded one Monk composition. This new CD rectifies this omission. Featuring original arrangements of 12 Monk tunes, half from “back in the day” and half newly-written for this recording, the Microscopic Septet make clear their line of descent from Monk. Bottom line: there are many Thelonious Monk-themed discs, but this is the most personalized take on Thelonious Monk there is. It's obviously Monk, but at every moment it's also very obviously the Microscopic Septet! The humor and angularity of Monk’s compositions mesh easily and joyfully with the elaboration and juxtaposition  of the Micros-style arranging. This is a true celebration of Monk by a group that can arguably be called his most sensitive and sensational heirs.
Featuring gorgeous art work by New Yorker artist Barry Blitt – the man responsible for the infamous and controversial "Michelle and Barack 'fist-bump'" cover and other contentious-yet-humorous artwork- and liner notes by jazz critic and long-time Micros fan Peter Keepnews, Friday the 13th is surprising yet inevitable: a long overdue party with the master, at which The Micros Play Monk.
You can hear a track from the album here: http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/realaudio/Micros_Bye-a.mp3 [Cuneiform]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Microscopic-Septet---Friday-the-13th--The-Micros-Play-Monk__Rune-spc-310.aspx

Richard Pinhas-Metal/Crystal 2 x CDs $17.00
On Metal/Crystal, French experimental guitarist and electronic musician Richard Pinhas summons the assistance of noise artists Merzbow (Masami Akita) from Japan and Wolf Eyes from USA to weave a spellbinding aural web that spans 2 CDs.Over the years, many artists in the 'noise arena' have expressed interest in his pioneering use of synthesizers and electronics  in rock and contemporary music. Pinhas has likewise been intrigued by various areas of the ‘noise’ scene and Metal/Crystal, recorded "during these two worst years of my life" reflects these influences strongly. Metal/Crystal also intertwines some of the most radical electro-acoustic sonic innovations to emerge from three different continents: Europe, Asia and North America. Pinhas has been ceaselessly innovative in a career spanning more than 30 years, and recently has been exploring areas of the international ‘noise’ scene. His newest release shows him working with two of that scene’s highest profile artists; Merzbow and Wolf Eyes are considered to be the premier ‘noise artists’ of their respective countries. Metal/Crystal is Pinhas’ second collaboration with Merzbow, the originator of Japanese noise music. It is Pinhas’ first release with Michigan's Wolf Eyes, whom he’s worked with since 2007. In addition to Merzbow and Wolf Eyes, Metal/Crystal features several of Pinhas’ longtime collaborators: Antoine Paganotti (drums), Didier Batard (bass), Patrick Gauthier (mini-Moog) (all ex members of Heldon and/or Magma); Jerome Schmidt (electronics), whom Pinhas has recorded and toured extensively with for 2 decades; and his son Duncan Pinhas (electronics), who also helped mix the album with Laurent Peyron and Francis Gernet. The album’s artwork, by Yann Legendre and Joy Burke, features intricate, back-and-white cartoon-like drawings, with images hidden inside larger forms. The 6 lengthy tracks on Metal/Crystal features some of Pinhas’ most melodic guitar riffs in recent years, as well as his ‘noisiest’ sonic abstractions ever. Whether with his band Heldon or under his own name, Richard Pinhas has been at the forefront of the meging of electronics with rock music for over 35 years! Metal/Crystal is two full length CDs of radical music that sells at a radically reasonable price!
You can hear a track from the album here: http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/realaudio/RPinhas_BiPolarity.mp3 [Cuneiform]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Pinhas--Richard---MetalCrystal-2-x-CDs__Rune-spc-308-309.aspx

Jason Robinson-The Two Faces of Janus $15.00
The Two Faces of Janus - one face looking at the past, one face looking towards the future. Borrowed from Greek mythology, Janus is an apt metaphor for the lat-est release by accomplished reedist and composer Jason Robinson. Robinson first appeared on Cuneiform with the long-running collective ensemble Cosmologic. Now he steps forward with a solo album that features a stellar band, all of whom are distinguished figures in jazz and improvised music as well as all being top-drawer bandleaders in their own right:
Jason Robinson -– tenor and soprano saxes, flute
Marty Ehrlich – alto sax, bass clarinet
Rudresh Mahanthappa – alto sax
Liberty Ellman – guitar
Drew Gress – bass
George Schuller – drums
The music is angular, expressive, emotional and virtuosic. Using Robinson's compositions as a base, all the players dig in and with their solos and ensemble interplay raise the stakes to make an outstanding contemporary work. The album seam-lessly moves from hard swinging grooves to beautiful ab-straction and features great work from all of these tremendous players. Robinson’s playing and composing embodies the duality of the Janus metaphor; his music draws from the rich historical and modern traditions of jazz  and he creates a decidedly modern and unique musical vision. The Two Faces of Janus also positions Robinson – originally from the West Coast  – within New York’s most innovative community of creative and visionary jazz musicians. With the release of this modern classic, Robinson has arrived!
“…the saxophonist himself has a warm expressive tone, occasionally dipping into freer realms yet always staying true to the structure of his compositions.”– Signal to Noise
You can hear a track from the album here: http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/realaudio/JRobinson_Pacamayo.mp3 [Cuneiform]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Robinson--Jason---The-Two-Faces-of-Janus__Rune-spc-311.aspx

Univers Zero-Heresie (expanded/remixed/remastered) $15.00
"...an incredibly powerful listening experience. In fact, Heresie is a stunning one-of-a-kind item which has never been duplicated by anyone -- including Univers Zero." – Bill Tilland/All Music Guide
How does a group follow up a auspicous and unique debut recording? A recording that is so completely out of step with everything that is currently in fashion in popular and even in experimental music that nearly 35 years later, it still is able to surprise people hearing it for the first time. How? Well, if you were Univers Zero, you did it by moving even more to the extremes of your music. While the influences from 20th Century classical music (Stravinsky, Bartok, Huybrechts) mixed with aspects of progressive rock (the angularity of King Crimson added to the unique zeuhl sound of Magma) remain, they are stripped down and presented in the starkest and darkest way possible. Guitarist Roger Trigaux still plays some amazing licks, but for much of the album, he is hunched over the harmonium (a 19th century pump organ), which gives the music an eerie, gothic sound - a gothic sound matched by the other front line instruments of violin/viola and oboe/bassoon. Meanwhile the rhythm section is completely electric, with heavy Magma-influenced bass and with Daniel Denis' fantastic drumming propelling everything foward.
Originally released in 1979, Heresie has long been considered a high-water mark of new music composition, performance, and dark, sinister intensity for over 30 years and has never been out of print. This reissue transforms and updates Univers Zero’s most infamous work with a new cover that uses bits of the original packaging, as well as many new elements. It also has a striking and clear new remix from the 1979 multi-track tapes that defines and clarifies all the instruments in a way that is much more focused than previous editions. Never have Daniel's cymbal's so clearly sizzled with such menace or has Guy's bass gone so low into the underworld. The reissue is accompanied by a 16 page booklet containing a history of the band’s years during the Heresie period and illustrated with archival photos. Lastly, there is a 12 minute, relvelatory bonus track from very early in the group's life added; a track that later was cannibalized by its composer, into bits that would eventually find their way into "Ersatz" on Le Poison Qui Rend Fou and "The Limping Little Girl" and "Ceux D'En Bas (Suite)" on N°6  by Roger's post UZ group, Present. One of the most significant avant-progressive rock albums of the very late 1970s just got even more significant!
“The music is consistently ominous, always hinting at the heaviness of metal but never pummelling the listener. And when it occasionally gets dense, it’s a slab of strange, ingenious orchestration you hear, rather than a simple overdriven amp sound.”  – Nick Storring, Exlaim!
You can hear a track from the album here: http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/realaudio/UZ_Jack%20the%20Ripper.mp3 [Cuneiform]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Univers-Zero---Heresie-(expandedremixedremastered)__Rune-spc-313.aspx

Uz Jsme Doma-Caves $15.00
Uz Jsme Doma (pronounced  "Oozh (rhymes with 'rouge') Smeh Dough-Ma)  (in English, “Now I Get It”) seemed to appear out of nowhere in the early 1990s, but it was a little more complicated than that. When the group came together in the small border town of Teplice in Czechoslovakia in 1985, rock was freedom and freedom was illegal. Via Western radio and smuggled tapes, however, the band came into contact with punk rock as well as more avant-garde bands. It wasn't until the fall of the Communist government that they were able to record and tour, which they then proceeded to do with a vengence; the group have toured the US a remarkable 17 times and have played nearly 2,000 gigs during their lifetime! The group has won a strong following with their great releases and their constant, high energy tours. 25 years after their founding, their music combines the energy of punk rock - their original inspiration - while ignoring genre walls and adding more complex structures taken from avant-garde and avant-progressive bands and even from folk music of their native land. They are living, fire-breathing, alternative rock legends: one of “the two great Bastions of the Czech alternative scene” said the Prague Post, who ranked them in importance beside the Plastic People of the Universe. They are a singular, powerful group whose shows win them instant fans for life and whose musical voice is the voice of joy and freedom. Currently the group is made up of leader Miroslav Wanek on lead vocals, guitars and piano, Pepa Cervinka on bass and vocals, Adam Tomasek on trumpet and vocals, Tomas Paleta on drums and Martin Velisek who designs all the band art work, and is a full band member whose “instruments“ are brushes and paints. The album comes with a 12 page, full color booklet with Martin's artwork. UJD are a group I have long had my eyes on; I saw them for the first time in the mid 1990s and several times since then and I am very pleased that we are able to work together on this, their seventh studio album.
"Half a dozen LPs in, this 22-year Czech band is free of its remarkable founding narrative as a band banned by the former Communist Czechoslovakian regime just for existing...What remains is the fierce commitment to the freedom inherent in Western art-damaged music. Uz embody the absolute unpredictability in Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention primarily, but also the multi-influence, anti-pop clatter of the Residents, Captain Beefheart, Pere Ubu, 1977 punk, and...prog. You won't know what they're singing about in Czech, but the limitless hyper-energy and collision of styles piling on each other with remarkable precision, always turns ears....it's glorious..." – Jack Rabid
You can hear a track from the album here: http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/realaudio/UJD_Droplet.mp3  [Cuneiform]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Uz-Jsme-Doma---Caves__Rune-spc-312.aspx

Cuneiform new release bundle (for USA & Canada only) 5 CDs $70.00
Save $10.00 (in costs + postage combined), when you buy this package of all 5 new Cuneiform titles (The Microscopic Septet, Richard Pinhas, Jason Robinson, Univers Zero, Uz Jsme Doma). Thank you!
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=CUNEIFORMBUNDLE

Cuneiform new release bundle (for customers outside of the USA and Canada) 5 CDs $84.00
Save $10.00 (in costs + postage combined), when you buy this package of all 5 new Cuneiform titles (Richard Pinhas, Jason Robinson, The Microscopic Septet, Univers Zero, Uz Jsme Doma). Thank yo
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=CUNEIFORMBUNDLE-E

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Camembert-Camembert CDEP $12.00
Being from France and having a name like Camembert will make people think of Gong (because of Camembert Electrique) and this is a bit reminiscent of Gong, but not Daevid Allen's Gong, but instead Pierre Moerlin's version of the band. They use some mallet percussion which will make you think of Moerlin's Gong, but it's a 7 piece band, so it is also something that might make you think of Forgas Band Phenomena and Frank Zappa at his most jazzy. Basically if you keep in mind a 50% blend with those 3 artists, with the rest being other original things, all mixed up in a modern, electric jazz/jazz-rock package, you'll know where this 32' long baby is coming from. I get the impression that these are very young guys and this is impressive and generally pretty great. Highly recommended.
"Camembert, it's first and foremost an encounter. Seven musicians from Strasbourg each influenced by different musical backgrounds. As a matter of fact in their music finds its roots in jazz, classical or contemporary music but also and mainly in progressive rock from the seventies. Hit play and you will listen to a band that does not fear the experiment. In the beginning there were three members making the actual rock core of the band with bass, drums and guitar. Later on other instruments were brought in like harp, trumpet, trombone and lately vibraphone and percussions. We played one of our first concert at the Molodoï, Strasbourg in September 2007. We are very eager to share another slice of that moving cheese with you."
Pierre Wawrzyniak on electric bass and acoustic guitar, Vincent Sexauer on electric and acoustic guitar, Philémon Walter (Dabon) on drums, Guillaume Gravelin (Harpus) on harp, Bertrand Eber (Bertrus) on trumpet, bugle (V-Wing) and didgeridoo, Julien Travelletti on bass trombone, Fabrice Toussaint on trombone, vibraphone, xylophone, congas, percussions. [Camembert]
You can hear their music here: http://www.myspace.com/camembert67
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Camembert---Camembert-CDEP-__CAMEMBERT001.aspx

Causa Sui-Summer Sessions Vol. 1-3 : 3 x CDs $27.00
Who are these guys? Where did this come from? Causa Sui are a Danish band recording here for a German label. Starting as a heavy/stoner rock band, for this album they pared down to an instrumental guitar/bass/drums trio and added a keyboardist and a saxist. This album seems to be a distillation of a huge number of recordings that the band made over a summer with this quintet lineup. The sound ranges from heavier stylings that recall their stoner rock roots, blended with more jazz/rock sounds. The sounds you will hear here are reminiscent of jammy, jazz-rock oriented Krautrock (Embryo circa Rock Session and Steig Aus, Electric Orange, Can, Xhol, Out of Focus) blended with Tangle Edge, Soft Machine, Jimi Hendrix. Very groove oriented in a good way and very focused for music that obviously came out of lots of jamming/improvising. This is the first time this has ever been released on CD; previously these recordings were released as individual lp editions (at commensurate prices); now you can get all the music for less than one of those individual lps! Highly recommended! [Elektrohasch]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Causa-Sui-Summer-Sessions-Vol-1-3---3-x-CDs__19-Elektrohasch-spc-139.aspx

Catalyst-The Complete Recordings Vol. 1 $15.00
Catalyst were a really great jazz-rock/kozmigroov band based on our Philadelphia in the early/mid 1970s. The most famous members of the group were Alphonso Johnson on bass (who left early on to join Weather Report) and Odeon Pope on saxes, but all the players were fine musicians. This is a African American group that knew how to put jazz, rock and some funky influences all together and that will appeal to Mwandishi, Miles and Horacee Arnold fans. This is their first two albums "Catalyst" and "Unity" complete on one CD! Very great stuff! [Porter]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Catalyst---The-Complete-Recordings-Vol-1__28-PR-spc-1509.aspx

Catalyst-The Complete Recordings Vol. 2 $15.00
Catalyst were a really great jazz-rock/kozmigroov band based on our Philadelphia in the early/mid 1970s. The most famous members of the group were Alphonso Johnson on bass (who left early on to join Weather Report) and Odeon Pope on saxes, but all the players were fine musicians. This is a African American group that knew how to put jazz, rock and some funky influences all together and that will appeal to Mwandishi, Miles and Horacee Arnold fans. This is their last two albums "Unity" and "A Tear and a Smile" complete on one CD! Very great stuff! [Porter]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Catalyst---The-Complete-Recordings-Vol-2__28-PR-spc-1510.aspx

Cluster & Farnbauer-Live in Vienna 1980 : 2 x CDs $18.00
Reading the release blather below makes me feel so old; I remember when the cassette of this was released; I never did get to hear that cassette, but I can finally hear this now!
"Live In Vienna is the eighth full-length album by German electronic music outfit Cluster and their first and only album with Joshi Farnbauer. It is the first of three live albums recorded by Cluster. Until now Cluster & Farnbauer had never been reissued on compact disc. On June 12, 1980 Cluster performed at the Wiener Festwochen Alternativ with Farnbauer. The performance was recorded and released as a limited edition cassette on the British York House Records (YHR) label. It was reissued in Germany on the Transmitter label of 'Grüne Kraft' owner Werner Pieper. The style of the music is highly experimental and discordant and very reminiscent of Moebius and Rodelius' early work with Conrad Schnitzler in Kluster, albeit with updated electronic instrumentation. Live In Vienna was the only Cluster release never reissued on CD. This reissue includes archival material as well as newly mastered audio and new artwork created by Cluster member Dieter Moebius." [Important]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Cluster-and-Farnbauer---Live-in-Vienna-1980---2-x-CDs__05-Important-spc-308.aspx

Al Di Meola-The Infinite Desire $5.00 (special)
"First off...let me say - I really like this album. The very thought of this album always brings to mind a college professor of mine. The man was very provocative (a good quality for a teacher) and really challenged the pre-conceptions of his students' world view. He did, however, make at least one assertion with which I strongly disagreed. It was his view that the visual arts (painting) were the highest form of the 'high arts'. I did not agree. I had always belonged to that group of aficionados that understood that music was the finest of the fine arts. I considered his position untenable despite knowing that he possessed two degrees in music. Therefore, I found it quite amazing to read Mr. DiMeola's comments on the liner notes of 'The Infinite Desire'. There he was, expressing essentially the same viewpoint as my old college professor. Referring to the works of a painter that he admires named Vizzini(for whom the 3rd track on the recording is named), Mr.DiMeola wrote: "Somehow, he paints with colors in such deep, vivid harmonic contrast ... that one can only dream to create in music." Mr. DiMeola's remarks compelled me to reconsider my philosophical position and, as a result, I now have a much more conscious conception of the parallels between painting and music. Just as a painter starts with a blank canvas, so too does the composer start with an empty manuscript. The guitar, trumpet or clarinet does not make the slightest peep while sitting on it's stand, but in the hands of a master it transforms a blank canvas of empty air into a dazzling soundscape. Though I still feel that music is the finest of the fine arts, I highly encourage others to embrace the aforementioned analogy when attempting to listen with an open mind. 'The Infinite Desire' is exceptional material for use in practicing ones listening skills. Quite beautiful actually."Mark Edward Hendricks [Telarc]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Di-Meola--Al---The-Infinite-Desire-(special)__11-Telarc-spc-83433.aspx

Etron Fou Leboublan-Face aux Elements Dechaine $16.00
When this great, classic R.I.O release was finally issued earlier this year and we got it in, we just churned through them. Glad to get it back again.
Finally! The Etron's sixth and final album finally sees release on CD, 25 years after it was recorded! It also happens to be one of their finest works. Etron Fou were one of the premier French avant/progressive bands from 1974-1986, & a founding member of Rock In Opposition (and seemingly, the forgotten group of that movement, which is inexplicable to me because they were a fantastic with a distinctive, original sound, they toured heavily and they even made it to the USA 3 times (the only R.I.O. band to do so at the time). With the great line-up of Ferdinand Richard-bass, vocals, Jo Thiron-organ, piano, vocals and Guigou Chenevier-drums, sax, vocals. Produced with a light touch by Fred Frith, at this point in their life, they managed to mix their avant/dada-ist rock roots with a real arty/new-wave accessability and charm. Some great photos that I had never seen before make this an all-around winner. Highly recommended French musical mayhem! [Gazul]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Etron-Fou-Leloublan---Face-aux-Elements-Dechaines__01-GAZUL-spc-8663.aspx

Hypnos 69-The Eclectic Measure $15.00
Second album by this Belgian quartet of vocals, reeds, multi-keyboards, guitar, bass and drums. This is molded on the "1971 UK proto-progressive" sound, with a progressive hard rock edge and gains a bit in sophistication over their 1st. [Elektrohasch]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Hypnos-69---The-Eclectic-Measure__19-Elektrohasch-spc-115.aspx

Hypnos 69-The Intrigue of Perception $15.00
Third album from a Belgian quartet of vocals, reeds, guitar, Rhodes and Hammond, Moog and Korg, bass and drums. Their earlier albums are sort of molded on the "1971 UK proto-progressive" sound, with a progressive hard rock edge and this has that as well, but in much smaller doses and this is the album where they begin to mix that sound in with a sound more reminiscent of early King Crimson (Court and Poseidon) mixed with the heavier sounds and proto-progressive vibe. Maybe a bit comparable to the excellent Diagonal album with more of a early Crimson vibe. Very good and very fun. [Elektrohasch]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Hypnos-69---The-Intrigue-of-Perception__19-Elektrohasch-spc-103.aspx

Hypnos 69-Legacy $15.00
Fourth and latest release from a Belgian quartet of vocals, reeds, guitar, Rhodes and Hammond, Moog and Korg, bass and drums. Their earlier albums are sort of molded on the "1971 UK proto-progressive" sound, with a progressive hard rock edge and this has that as well, but in much smaller doses and with a sound much more reminiscent of early King Crimson (Court and Poseidon) mixed with the heavier sounds and proto-progressive vibe. Maybe a bit comparable to the excellent Diagonal album with more of a early Crimson vibe. Very good and very fun. [Elektrohasch]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Hypnos-69---Legacy__19-Elektrohasch-spc-145.aspx

Hypnos 69-Timeline Traveller $15.00
First album by this Belgian quartet of vocals, reeds, multi-keyboards, guitar, bass and drums. This is molded on the "1971 UK proto-progressive" sound, with a progressive hard rock edge. I heard Cream + early Deep Purple + Pink Floyd + T2 + you get the picture! [Elektrohasch]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Hypnos-69---Timeline-Traveller__19-Elektrohasch-spc-110.aspx

It's The End-It's the End $16.00
Really a fairly amazing release that I was hipped to by the avant progressive list (http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/avant-progressive/). It's really quite a instrumental tour-de-force, performed on guitar, bass, drums and keyboards/computer. This is a mixture of avant-progressive and jazz/rock with a bit of technical metal and a heavy weirdo edge; think Frank Zappa, Tipographica, Mats/Morgan Band, with a Allan Holdsworth-style guitarist. Great playing and interesting twists and turns in the compositions make this one very exciting. I eagerly await more releases! [Musea]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Its-The-End---Its-the-End__01-MP-spc-3093.aspx

Kaada/Patton-Romances $6.00 (special)
"Mike Patton and fellow Ipecac resident Kaada's collaboration Romances  dwells in the twilight zone where spooky and seductive meet. Both artists' work reveals a love of cinematic music: Kaada is an award-winning film music composer in his native Norway, and Patton has paid homage to great horror scores on Fantômas' Director's Cut. Romances  is just as filmic as that album -- actually, the affection for the spooky, evocative and arranged is the biggest romance going on here -- but it is less noisy and intense, and more obviously melodic and playful than Director's Cut. "Invocation"'s creepily whimsical melody and choral voices, for example, recall Danny Elfman's work more than Fantômas' grislier sound. Patton's fondness for over-the-top theatricality tends to dominate Romances, particularly on the eight-minute "Aubade," where his vocals span ghostly choral passages, Tasmanian devil-like grunts and growls and ululating that sounds like an unusually tuneful bleating goat. Like nearly all of Patton's collaborations, the album makes the most of his voice, and he's shown over and over again that he can adapt his singing to almost any setting (and vice versa). The torchy "Seule" and "Pitie Pour Mes Larmes" feature some of the most straightforward crooning he's done in a while, but within the album's context, lyrics like "You came to take my heart from me" have more to do with grand guignol than lingering glances and meaningful sighs, and the song's richly layered harmonies once again emphasize the album's mingling of sensual and eerie. Kaada's part of the collaboration shows up in Romances' lush, playful sound and eclectic influences: "L'Absent," in another incarnation, could be a jaunty French folk melody, while "Viens, Les Gazons Sont Verts" mixes spaghetti western theme music with exotica. And, though it sounds pretty different than Thank You for Giving Me Your Valuable Time's fusion of electronica and '60s soul, "Pensees Des Morts" -- a playfully eerie mutation of rattling percussion and an oddly buoyant melody -- will appeal to fans of Kaada's collage aesthetic. Eastern European music, cabaret, lounge and classic horror movie-music instruments like organs, theremin and harp all get their due and go a long way towards Romances' journey from sentimental to creepy and back again. The album is immensely entertaining, not just for Patton and Kaada fans, but for anyone looking for a soundtrack to their own romantically macabre thoughts."-Heather Phares/All Music Guide [Ipecac]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/KaadaPatton---Romances-(special)__02-IPC-spc-58.aspx

Patrick Lundborg-The Acid Archives: The Second Edition (large 400 page book - due to size and weight, this item is for sale in the USA only) $55.00
DUE TO SIZE AND WEIGHT, THIS ITEM IS FOR SALE IN THE USA ONLY and WILL BE SHIPPED VIA MEDIA MAIL!  WE CAN SHIP OUTSIDE OF THE USA, BUT IT'LL BE EXPENSIVE! GET IN TOUCH FOR SHIPPING RATES.
"Bigger, better and more colorful! After the huge success of the first edition from 2006, the Acid Archives book has been long out-of-print. Used copies have sold for as high as $200, and there are many inquiries about new runs from around the world. Instead of just a new printing, here is a brand-new edition -- completely revised, massively expanded, and attractively re-designed. The Acid Archives, The Second Edition will delight any lover of rare and great underground music from the 1960s-1970s. All the elements that made the first edition such a hit are here. The A-Z section has been expanded with 90 new pages, detailing many hundreds of previously-unknown LPs. Just as exciting is a brand-new section of special features, where leading experts present the best and rarest albums within exotica, lounge, '70s funk & soul, Southern rock, new age, custom labels and tax scam records. In answer to requests from fans of the first book, the Acid Archives has been fully re-designed and is now printed entirely in color. The 400 pages in the second edition (100 pages more than the old version) are loaded with color images of obscure and trippy album sleeves, posters and band photos, many of which have never been published before. 400 pages, all entirely in color, in a perfect-bound softcover quarto. Writers: P. Lundborg, A. Milenski, R. Moore and others. Size: 8 1/4" x 11 3/4" x 7/8"; weight: 3 lbs 4 oz." [Lysergia]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Lundborg--Patrick---The-Acid-Archives--The-Second-Edition-%28large-400-page-book---due-to-size-and-weight--this-item-is-for-sale-in-the-USA-only%29__05-LSD25-spc-011BK.aspx

Masal-Galgal $19.00
A great release back in stock! Check this one out!
This is a real suprise to see and the music inside actually lives up to the expectations I had for this! In the early 1980s, drummer Jean-Paul Prat released a excellent zeuhl album called "Masal", which we stock. It was little known and that was all I ever heard from Jean-Paul...until now. Masal is a new band consisting of Jean-Paul Prat performing on keyboards and guitar with five additional younger players on dual saxes, guitar, bass and drums, performing his unrealized music of that has sat unrecorded since the 1970s. The group plays with great assurance and this is really a surprisingly terrific album from a musician that I never expect to hear from again. The music isn't zeuhl, it's more a kind of jazz-rock with strong themes and not such an emphasis on solos and in a way is possibly comparable to Forgas Band Phenomena - another musician from the 70s who had to wait a large number of years to have his unrealized music performed! Highly recommended. [Musea]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Masal---Galgal__01-MUSEA-spc-4844.aspx

Mats/Morgan-The Music Of Captain Beefheart Live $16.00
This is Mats/Morgan + 2 guitars [including the great Jimmy Agren and Beefheart guitarist Denny Walley], bass + vocals. This was a project to accompany a show of Don's paintings, & they only did 3 shows. [UAE]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/MatsMorgan---The-Music-of-Captain-Beefheart-Live-(special)__01-UAE-spc-3.aspx

Saturnia-Muzak $15.00
Heavy space rock/psychedelic rock influenced by Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, etc. This is basically a one man band created by Luis Simões. Heavy guitars and Hammond organ, bass, drums and more. My favorite line? "Fractal horoscope...and the smell of dope", which pretty much sums up what you need to know. Guests here include Nik Turner and Daevid Allen. [Elektrohasch]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Saturnia---Muzak__19-Elektrohasch-spc-119.aspx

Sourdeline-Jeanne d'Ayme $18.00
"This is the second and last album by French folk-prog band Sourdeline  from 1977. And, though Jeanne d'Aymé is the lesser-known of both of their albums, it is for those at Guerssen their definitive work, a truly major discovery waiting for you who are not yet in the know. This is the first-ever deluxe reissue of this record with remastered sound. Includes a fantastic booklet with unseen photos and liner notes by Gerald Van Waes, as well as Sourdeline's story written by the band's leader Jean-Pierre Danielsen. Far-out French psych/prog/trad folk heavily in the Pentangle vein, with male/female vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, sitar, tabla, flute, mandolin, violin, etc." [Guersson]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Sourdeline---Jeanne-dAyme__05-GUESS-spc-032CD.aspx

Sourdeline-Le Reine Blanche $18.00
"Formed in 1972 in Northern France, Sourdeline has remained a hidden treasure for decades. With a strong Pentangle influence in their works, they released a couple of astounding albums during the next few years, acquiring a wonderful baroque folk sound based on some traditional French folk songs in addition to many originals, with the use of a large number of traditional instruments. Their first disc La Reine Blanche is from 1976 and is considered a classic of continental European '70s folk -- certainly an album that will please anyone into folk-prog. This is the first-ever, deluxe reissue of this record and it has been completely remastered. Includes a fantastic booklet with unseen photos and liners by Sourdeline fan Margaret Ayre  of Fern Knight, as well as Sourdeline's story written by the band's leader Jean-Pierre Danielsen." [Guersson]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Sourdeline---La-Reine-Blanche__05-GUESS-spc-031CD.aspx

Simon Steensland-Led Circus $9.00 (special)
Special while they last; this is 50% off our usual price.
Simon has been around for at least a decade & has released 3 records. He is a drummer who also plays bass, electric & acoustic guitar, keyboards & is joined by other musicians too, giving this the sound of a real band. He is obviously heavily influenced by the Univers Zero & Magma school of dark progressive, & while most of these albums sounds like his own work, it is worth noting one track here - Pinving - sounds so much like an outtake from U.Z.'s Heatwave that it's frightening... [UAE]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Steensland--Simon---Led-Circus-(special)__01-UAE-spc-11.aspx

Simon Steensland-Phantom Of The Theatre $9.00 (special)
Special while they last; this is 50% off our usual price.
"Besides making records no one wants to listen to, I also composer and perform music for plays no one wants to watch. This album is supposed to be some sort of a "Greatest Hits" compilation of the hundreds of 'songs' I have written for theatre over the years. Writing theatre-music is very different to writing 'regular' music. The music is not necessarily meant to be listened to, but to accentuate, enhance, push forward or slow down the performance, as well as to build rooms, change moods, create conflicts, etc. However, some of the music acquires a life of its own when that particular context is removed. Most of the time you work under extreme time pressure, with lots of last minute changes and somersaults, which force you to come up with alternative and unconventional solutions you otherwise wuld never would have thought of. Which CAN be a very good thing. These works here should represent a fairly honest picture of my theatre-music. Enjoy!"-Simon Steensland. Not the absolute best introduction to his work (that remains Led Circus), but some great stuff here. [UAE]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Steensland--Simon---Phantom-Of-The-Theatre-(special)__01-UAE-spc-14.aspx

Tomita - Cosmos (Japanese mini-lp sleeve/24-bit K2 mastering)  $10.00 (special)
Note: these copies have a tiny (and I mean *tiny*) cut-out notch in the mini-lp sleeve; it's so small that if I didn't tell you, you might not even notice it!).
"Isao Tomita is a brilliant interpreter. He has transcribed several classical and orchestral works for the synthesizer. Kosmos is a slick album of those works that translate well to Tomita's spacescapes and his visionary style. These pieces had acoustic atmospheric resonance in their original formats. Tomita's synthesized versions have all of the original bravado and essence and he has added ambient atmospheres to give each piece new meaning and depth. The modernized pieces are genuine spacescapes. The disc opens, somewhat predictably, with John Williams' "Star Wars Theme." Tomita's lighthearted version adds humor to the piece. Track two, "Space Fantasy," just might be Tomita's best work. He combines elements from "Thus Spake Zoroaster" by Richard Strauss and "Ride of the Valkyries" and "Tannhauser Overture," both by Richard Wagner. The depth of this performance on this is amazing. Arthur Honegger's "Pacific 231" is an excellent transitional piece. Experimental sounds give it an avant-garde feel. "The Unanswered Question" by Charles Ives  is pure atmospheric minimalism in both its original and electronic form. Ives was a risk-taker and one of the foremost avant-garde composers of his time; he would like this treatment. Rodrigo's "Aranjuez" takes on new beauty and character in Tomita's translation. Teamed with Ives' piece and the next piece, this is the travel and exploration leg of the journey. Edvard Grieg's "Solveig's Song" from "The Peer Gynt Suite" has tremendous atmospheric qualities also. While the journey continues, so does the beauty. "Hora Staccato" represents an end or a milestone of the journey. This Grigoras Dinicu/Jascha Heifetz piece is brisk and energetic. "The Sea Named Solaris" is based on Johann Sebastian Bach's "Three Part Invention, No. 2" and"Ich Ruf Zu Dir, Jesu Christ." Tomita  also wrote some of the music for this piece. It is a beautiful finish to a wondrous journey. This is one of the strongest albums in Tomita's discography. Only the work of Wendy Carlos can compare to Tomita's work. [RCA's 2004 reissue was repackaged as Cosmos (rather than the original spelling Kosmos) and featured alternate album artwork.]-Jim Brenholts [BMG]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Tomita---Cosmos-(Japanese-mini-lp-sleeve24-bit-K2-mastering)-(special)__02-BMG-spc-626245.aspx

Tree People-It's My Story $18.00
"Oregon's fathers of freak-folk/folk psych pioneers The Tree People  have, incredibly, made another album once again. Responsible for two awesome works in the late '70s and early '80s, here they are now with a new album and they sound exactly as they did 30 years ago. This could be their best work ever. Mellow, tender freak-folk with acoustic guitar, double bass, recorder, flute and percussion. Eleven new tracks, plus a new version of "Space Heater" from their 1979 debut. Includes a booklet with photos and liner notes both by band leader Stephen Cohen and folk-psych connoisseur Gerald Van Waes." [Guersson]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Tree-People---Its-My-Story__05-GUESS-spc-033CD.aspx

The Work-The 4th World $17.00
Ran out of this, but it's back again now!
"The 4th World is the band's long-lost, never before issued, very last album, from 1994. Succeeding See by some two years, it shares that album's aesthetics and approach -- an economy of means, and superior song-writing/playing -- even when compared to their earlier albums. One wouldn't guess it was recorded live at a gig in Breisgau, because the sound is, quite honestly, superlative, and is even better than any of their studio albums. The original, mono recordings (by Volkmar Miedtke) were meticulously reprocessed into stereo years later by Udi Koomran, and the sound has really been, 'opened up'. The playing itself is also powerful and thoughtful. Especially important is the fact that only two of the twenty songs on this disc were released on previous albums, thus making The Work's entire catalog finally complete, and now wholly in print." Well, as my friend Jim Adams pointed out, the cassette release The Worst of Everywhere isn't in print, but this release is still great news. [Ad Hoc]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Work---The-4th-World__Ad-spc-Hoc-spc-36.aspx

The Work-Slow Crimes (2006 remaster) $15.00
Ran out of this, but it's happily back now!
When Henry Cow fell apart in the summer of 1978, the main players in the band dispersed. Fred Frith left England to settle in NYC for a good number of years, getting involved the then just beginning to evolve 'downtown' sound, recording three excellent and high-profile albums for Ralph Records, forming first Massacre and then Skeleton Crew. Chris Cutler formed the Art Bears and also was an important member of Cassiber. Lindsay Cooper and Georgie Born did a lot of musical improvising and John Greaves had already begun his solo career. So, a lot of great projects from all of these musicians. But for me, possibly the best, and certainly most unexpected and most radical of all the immediate offshoots of Henry Cow was Tim Hodginson's band The Work. Abandoning keyboards and teaching himself to play 'flat guitar' (Hawaiian-style guitar played flat on the lap with a slide) and still playing reeds, but also adding vocals for the first time, the legend at the time about the band was that he found 3 non-musicians and taught them how to play from scratch, ala the Magic Band (not true for The Work and also a not-true legend for the Magic Band). While this was not the case, the music was so amazing and mostly so idiosyncratic and just plain WEIRD that it was easy to believe this 'urban myth'. After making one studio album falling apart in 1982, the band reformed with all four original members in 1989 and made two more albums released in the group's lifetime. This was their last release and may be my favorite; although it isn't as obviously unworldly as "Slow Crimes", it's still pretty damn whacked, even if it does so in a more low-key way. I don't think the remastering is such an improvement that you need to buy this if you already own it, but it's been unavailble for a very long time and if you don't own this and you like 'difficult rock music', baby, this is the motherlode! [Ad Hoc]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Work---See-(remasterdigipack)__Ad-spc-Hoc-spc-23.aspx

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AHLEUCHATISTAS
September 9 - Barking Legs Theater - 1307 Dodds Ave - Chattanooga, TN 37404 (423) 624-5347 - 9:00 pm

Septemper 10 - Lemp Neighborhood Art Center - 3301 Lemp Ave - St. Louis, MO 63118 - 8:00 pm

September 11 - Adventures in Modern Music festival (sponsored with The Wire) - Empty Bottle - 1035 N Western Ave - Chicago, IL 60601 (773) 276-3600

RAOUL BJORKENHEIM/MORGAN AGREN/BILL LASWELL
September 19 - Downtown Music Gallery's 20th anniversary celebration! - Bowery Poetry Club - 308 Bowery (between Bleecker & Houston Sts.) - New York, NY (212) 614-0505

THE CLAUDIA QUINTET
September 10 - Cornelia Street Cafe - 29 Cornelia St - New York, 10014 (212) 989-9318

September 11 - Cornelia Street Cafe - 29 Cornelia St - New York, 10014 (212) 989-9318

September 27 - The Cedar Cultural Center - 16 Cedar Avenue South - Minneapolis, MN 55454 (612) 338-2674 (with Dave King Trucking Company) $15.00

September 29 - Moraine Valley Community College - John and Angeline Oremus Theater - Chicago, IL $10.00

September 30 - tba - Indiana University - Bloomington, Indiana

October 1 - Oberlin College - Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse - Hales Annex -180 W. Lorain St - Oberlin, OH (440) 775-8562

October 2 - 14th Annual Edgefest - Ann Arbor, MI

ERGO
November 12 - BAM Cafe - 30 Lafayette Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 8:30 pm - FREE!

IDEAL BREAD
September 12 - Red Hook Jazz Festival - Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY

LED BIB
November 14 - London Jazz Festival @ Vortex Jazz Club - London, UK

November 27 - The Shed - Brawby, Malton, UK

MATS/MORGAN BAND
October 23 -  Gouveia Art Rock - Gouveia, Portugal

December 11 - Pjeireblues - Belgium (with Jimmy Ågren Band)

MIRIODOR
September 12 - Café Chaos - 2031, St-Denis, Montréal, Quebec, Canada (514) 844-0738)

September 19 - Rock in Opposition Festival 2010 - Cap Decouverte - 81450 Le Garric (Carmaux) France

September 21 - Le Baloard - 21 Boulevard Louis Blanc - 34000 Montpellier, France (04) 67 79 36 68

September 25 - Sonic Circuits Festival - La Maison Française - 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest - Washington, DC 20007-2170 (Miriodor will be opening for Univers Zero)

THE MUFFINS
September 4-5 - ProgDay - Storybook Farm - Chapel Hill, NC

September 18 - Sonic Circuits Festival - La Maison Française - 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest - Washington, DC 20007-2170 (The Muffins will be playing shortly before Magma, although it is a separate admission. Also on the bill: Pilesar, Vector Trio, Hume )

MUJICIAN
Tony Levin's 70th Birthday Celebration - UK tour. All dates also feature the Aki Takasi Trio (with Tony also on drums)!

October  7 - St Georges Hall - Bristol, UK (0845) 40 24 001

October 8 - Richard Attenborough Centre - University of Leicester, Leicester, UK (0116) 223 1520

October 9 - Midlands Arts Centre - Birmingham, UK (0121) 446-3232

October 11 - The Vortex - London, UK (020) 7254 4097

October 14 - Lunchtime concert piano duo - Aki Takase and Keith Tippett - Kings Hall at Newcastle University - Newcastle, UK (0191) 222 8463

October 14 - Gateshead Old Town Hall - Gateshead, UK (0191) 433-8428

RICHARD PINHAS
September 24 - Richard Pinhas + Merzbow - Sonic Circuits Festival - La Maison Française - 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest - Washington, DC 20007-2170

September 29 - Richard Pinhas + Wolf Eyes - The Floristree - Baltimore, MD

September 30 - Richard Pinhas + Wolf Eyes - The Secret Project Robot Art Experiment - 210 Kent Ave - Brooklyn, NY, 11211 (917) 860.8282

October 1 - The Temple - .

670 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain MA 02130 (with:
Jason Lescalleet, Schurt Kwitters (Jess from Fat Worm), Vile Bodies)

October 2 - tbd - with the Sonic Circuit all-stars

October 6 & 7 - Jan Eyck Academy - Maastricht, Holland (note: this is a lecture/conference about music - not a concert)

October 20 - Pop Philosophie Festival - Marseille, France

POSITIVE CATASTROPHE
Oct 23-Nov 7 - tba

REVOUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE
September 25 - Ocean County Library - 101 Washington St. - Toms River, NJ, 3-5pm, free

WADADA LEO SMITH
September 17 - Firehouse 12 - 45 Crown Street - New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 785-0468

October 3 - Angel City Jazz Festival - Los Angeles, CA

October 28 - Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn, NY

November 13 - New Music Center - St. Louis, MO

November 20 - Library of Congress - Washington, DC

UNIVERS ZERO
September 25 - Sonic Circuits Festival - La Maison Française - 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest - Washington, DC 20007-2170

UPSILON ACRUX
September 2 - The Sex - 816 Santa Fe. Ave - Los Angeles, CA (with Kid Infinity, Briefcase Scenario, Halloween Swim Team) Free show!

UZ JSME DOMA
September 23 - Daniel Street Club - 21 Daniel Street - Milford, CT

September 25 - Building 16 - 95 Empire Street - Providence, RI

September 26 - Lesco - 4467 St Denis - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

September 28 - Zaphod Beeblebox - 27 York Street - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

September 29 - Sneaky Dee's - 431 College Street (at Bathurst) - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

September 30 - Bug Jar - 219 Monroe Avenue - Rochester, NY 14607-3527
(585) 454-2966

October 1 - The Rock Shop - 249 4th Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11215 (718) 230-5740

October 2 - 12th Annual Czech Street Festival - 83rd Street between Madison & Park Ave. - NYC, NY Free! 12-7 pm (with Zuby Nehti)

October 4 - Maxwell's - 1039 Washington Street - Hoboken, NJ (201)653-1703

October 5 - M Room - 15 West Girard Avenue - Philadelphia, PA 19123-1707 (215) 739-5577

October 6 - Black Cat - 1811 14th St. NW - Washington, DC 20009

October 8 - Now That's Class - 11213 Detroit Avenue - Cleveland, OH

Ocober 9 - Orion Sound Studios - 2903 Whittington Ave., Suite C - Baltimore, Md.  21230

VOLAPUK
September 3 - Villeneuve lez Avignon - Avignon, France : 20th anniversary of Inouï Productions

ZEVIOUS
huge entire USA tour (well, they may have to skip Boise) - mid March - mid April, 2011. watch for more info here as we get it

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http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/artistnews.html


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-Coming Soon (or not soon, but eventually, so please be patient!)-
(For updates of new items in stock, watch these mailings or check the NEW ARRIVALS section!) :
ARANIS-RoqueForte (fourth album - with new members Dave Kerman and Pierre Chevalier on AltrOck)
PETER BAUMAN- Romance '76 -Transharmonic Nights (available again for the 1st time in many, many years)
SERGE BRINGOLF/STRAVE-Strave (wonderful, fairly obscure zeuhl/jazz-rock album from 1980 from France by a large ensemble. I consider this one of the treasures of French zeuhl and it's really underknown and appreciated. Being reissued by Soleil Zeuhl, of course and if you don't know this one, you are really in for a treat!)
CALOMITO-Cane di Schiena
CASSIBER (box set with a live DVD as well as unreleased material on CD along with the four albums we already know and love)
CHEER-ACCIDENT-#17 (what more need be said?)
DREAMTIME-Double Trouble 2 x CDs (quintet live at Bracknell in 83 and double quintet live at the Swan 91)
FACTOR BURZACO-II (new album on AltrOck)
FAR CORNER #3
FRENCH TV-I Forgive You for All My Unhappiness (great title!)
GUTBUCKET (album #5)
HUGH HOPPER-The Gift of Purpose
LED BIB (album #5)
PICCHIO DAL POZZO-a_live (new live album!)
PLANETA IMAGINARIO (new, third album, recorded by Bob Drake for a great live feel)
RATIONAL DIET-3rd album
WADADA LEO SMITH (historical release of previously unreleased duo with Ed Blackwell)
SOFT MACHINE LEGACY-Relegation of Pluto/Live in Germany
JOHN SURMAN-NDR Jazz Workshop 1969 CD + DVD (amazing, clear and crisp, black and white footage of John Surman with a ten piece band (Malcolm Griffiths, Alan Jackson, Erich Kleinschuster , Harry Miller, Mike Osborne, Fritz Pauer, Ronnie Scott, Alan Skidmore, Kenny Wheeler)in April, 1969. One of the most amazing documents of Brit jazz in its late 60s prime ever! This will blow minds.)
TZADIK announces the following: GREAT NEWS FOR ZORN FANS! 2010 will be a landmark year for John Zorn who promises 12 new CD releases-one every month! Included will be new music from The Dreamers, Moonchild and Alhambra, 3 new releases in The Book of Angels series, a major new studio composition dedicated to the Korean-American writer Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, a classical release featuring his acclaimed violin concerto Contes des Fées, the DVD release of his opera with Richard Foreman ASTRONOME, a ripping improvised duo recording with Fred Frith and undoubtedly several surprises. Most of the recordings are already completed and the release schedule set, so keep your eyes and ears open and expect a new Zorn release every 4th Tuesday of the month in 2010!
ROBERT WYATT/GILAD ATZMON/ROS STEPHEN-For the Ghosts Within
YUGEN-Iridule (new album with Dave Kerman, Guy Segers, Elaine Di Falco, Dave Willey, Mike Johnson. On AltrOck)

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Here's what has come in in the last week - either new releases or restockings of items that have been unavailable:

-----We start with 8 new titles on Clean Feed; the most active and most interesting jazz label today!------

Hugo Antunes-Roll Call $17.00
Daniele Martini, tenor saxophone / Toine Thys, tenor and soprano saxophones, bass clarinet / Hugo Antunes , double bass / João Lobo, drums / Marek Patrman, drums.
"Two Portuguese, a Belgium, an Italian and a Czech: this is a true European combo. Combo? Well, not the conventional one: there are two drummers, João Lobo and Marek Patrman, and two horn players, Daniele Martini and Toine Thys. The band leader, Hugo Antunes, plays the only lone instrument, the double bass, being the axis of everything happening. All the pieces are structures for improvisation, and if Antunes' writing is intended to ignite musical situations, as points of departure, it's also the result of a research work, in order to achieve the idea, and its realization, of "an unique act of creation, of absolute artistic freedom, in which all the participants are,
simultaneously, composers and interpreters". There's nothing new in it, but it's also true that the old aspiration to master "real time composition" is a work-in-progress with no end on sight. That's a mission in itself, and these five young improvisers are totally commited to it. Antunes has already an envyable international career, with the likes of Adam Lane, Michael Attias, Alexandra Samsonova, Jesus Santandreu, Benny Lackner, Robin Verheyen and Alexi Tuomarila, among others, and is involved in projects like Loopless, Velkro and Noi Trio. Lobo plays frequently with Enrico Rava, Alexandra Grimal, Giovanni Guidi, Carlos Bica, Scott Fields and had the opportunity to share
experiences with Roswell Rudd, Gianluca Petrella, Julian Arguelles and John Hebert. Daniele Martini had John Abercrombie, Adam Nussbaum and Bert Joris as stage partners and is involved in an afro-beat band with Neco Novellas and Oghene Kologbo, from the legendary Fela Kuti's Afro 70. Thys leads the groups Toine Thys Hammond Trio, Take the Duck and Rackham, and played, for instance, with Ben Monder, Andrew D'Angelo, Chris Cheek and Rick Margitza. Patrman has Erik Vermeulen, John Ruocco and Ben Sluijs as usual companions. They're right in the middle of the new jazz scene, and you're gonna hear (about) them more often. Start now." [Clean Feed]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Antunes--Hugo---Roll-Call__Clean-spc-Feed-spc-CF-spc-197.aspx

Hugo Carvalhais-Nebulosa $17.00
Hugo Carvalhais, double bass, electronics / Gabriel Pinto, piano, synthesizer / Mário Costa, drums / Tim Berne, alto saxophone.
"Hugo Carvalhais, Gabriel Pinto, and Mário Costa are representatives of a remarkable new generation of Portuguese jazz musicians. Rather than the nice, but modest, debut recording you might expect, "Nebulosa"
delivers beautiful, wonderfully played, inspiring music. Just hearing these up-and-comers was enough to convince American alto saxophonist Tim Berne to join the project. Although many young jazz musicians rely on the standards they learn in jazz conservatories or, at best, imitate their heroes, Carvalhais presents his own personal vision, revealing a surprising maturity both as a contrabassist and a composer. Pinto is an inventive pianist and his synthesizer solos can sound horn-like, belying the prejudice that electronic instruments are cold and can’t be
made to swing. Costa grooves as if his life depended on it. These three guys clearly have a promising future. Berne absorbed the youthful enthusiasm of his partners and the result is a unstoppable force. This is one of the most remarkable recordings from Portugal’s growing, and dynamic, jazz scene." [Clean Feed]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Carvalhais--Hugo---Nebulosa__Clean-spc-Feed-spc-CF-spc-201.aspx

Stephan Crump/Janes Carney-Echo Run Pry $17.00
James Carney, piano / Stephan Crump, double bass.
"If you still think there's an untraversable frontier between the so-called mainstream and the so-called avant-garde, it's because you're not noticing what's going on. And what's going on is well represented by James Carney and Stephan Crump, musicians who developed in admiration and assimilation of numerous musical languages and who are always combining the tradition with the invention of "the jazz to come".  The listener can easily hear such inclusiveness on this particular recording, which could be described simply as “composition created in the moment.” The pianist Carney's collaborations with such varied musicians as Ravi Coltrane and Nels Cline, and his current septet with the equal-minded players Tony Malaby, Peter Epstein, Ralph Alessi, Josh Roseman, Chris Lightcap and Mark Ferber, make him one of the most notable of this new front of performers who find in the past
the bricks to build the future. We have to say the same about the bassist of this duo: Crump is indifferent to styles and tendencies, as evidenced by his own all-string Rosetta Trio as well as his membership in the Vijay Iyer Trio, Jim Campilongo Electric Trio, Jen Chapin Trio, Liberty Ellman Quartet, Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet and another
duo project with saxophonist Steve Lehman. This project’s genesis took place after a couple of quartet sessions at Carney’s loft apartment in Brooklyn; on a third occasion they decided to play duo, and Crump brought along his mobile recording equipment to capture these two unedited performances. Give a listen and turn yourself on with this new and very welcomed reality." [Clean Feed]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Crump--StephanJanes-Carney---Echo-Run-Pry__Clean-spc-Feed-spc-CF-spc-199.aspx

Various Artists-I Never Meta Guitar (solo guitars for the 21st century) $17.00
With unreleased tracks by:  Mary Halvorson / Jeff Parker / Henry Kaiser  / Jean-François Pauvro / Raoul Björkenheim  / Noel Akchote  / Nels Cline / Brandon Ross / Mike Cooper / Michael Gregory / Scott Fields / Kazuhisa Uchihashi / Mick Barr / Gunnar Geisse / Elliott Sharp
"Curated by Elliott Sharp, this compilation presents the "state of the art" in today's guitar. Included are some of the most established pioneers, like Henry Kaiser, Jean-François Pauvros, Michael Gregory, Mike Cooper, Brandon Ross, Jeff Parker and, of course, Sharp himself, but also the new heroes of the electric  or acoustic six-string
instrument: Nels Cline, Raoul Bjorkenheim, Noel Akchoté, Scott Fields, and Mary Halvorson, plus some less internationally known (but no less remarkable) figures active in the domains of free improvisation and
experimental music, namely Janet Feder, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Mick Barr, and Gunnar Geisse. Every idiomatic reference or influence is in the equation, from folk, blues, jazz, rock, and noise to classical contemporary, world music, lounge, and exotica, in a myriad of individual concepts showing us the very wide field of possibilities which characterizes the art of sounds in this beginning of the 21st century. As Elliott Sharp writes on his liner notes, this diversity is guaranteed by musicians who have "one foot in the future and one in the past":  artists with "their ass directly in the NOW". These are the representatives of some of the most rewarding guitar music played these
days for you to wonder and cherish." [Clean Feed]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Various-Artists---I-Never-Meta-Guitar-(solo-guitars-for-the-21st-century)__Clean-spc-Feed-spc-CFG-spc-005.aspx

Achim Kaufman/Robert Landfermann/Christian Lillinger-Grünen $17.00
Achim Kaufmann, piano / Robert Landfermann, double bass / Christian Lillinger, drums.
"Don't let the picture fool you: these three German musicians may be quite young, but they are real masters at their respective instruments. Achim Kaufmann is one of the most captivating pianists on the European scene and when he plays free-form, with experimental  insight, his personal approach is  fuelled by a profound knowledge of the piano jazz history. No  wonder Kaufmann works with the best, like Michael Moore, John Hollenbeck, Henning Sieverts,Frank Gratkowski, Wilbert De Joode, Dylan van der Schyff, Jim  Black, Mark Dresser, Han Bennink and Chris Speed, to name only  a few. Robert Landfermann is  one of the strongest and most intriguing bassists on the European scene today. Joachim Kühn, Simon Nabatov, Urs Leimgruber, Tobias Delius, Rudi Mahall, and Axel
Dörner already discovered his abilities. Christian Lillinger is simply an astonishing drummer, Soundvisionary on the European scene. Cooperation with Joachim Kühn, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Leo Smith, Barre Phillips, David Liebman and John Tchicai a.o.. "Grünen"  ("the greening") was recorded live at a venue in Cologne and documents the first time they ever played together. There weren't any rehearsals beforehand, conversations or scores to interpret: this is improvised music with all its implications. And of course, this isn't a conventional piano jazz trio: The pianist is not the leader; no one is. All the members of the band deal with the techniques and vocabularies
they have developed on their instruments. These are forward-thinking musicians. The result is pure music." [Clean Feed]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Kaufman--AchimRobert-LandfermannChristian-Lillinger---Grünen__Clean-spc-Feed-spc-CF-spc-202.aspx

Adam Lane's Full Throttle Orchestra-Ashcan Rantings 2 x CDs $20.00
Nate Wooley, trumpet / Taylor Ho Bynum, trumpet / David Bindman, tenor, soprano sax / Avram Fefer, alto sax, clarinet / Matt Bauder, tenor sax, baritone sax / Reut Regev, trombone / Tim Vaughn, trombone / Adam Lane, bass / Igal Foni, drums.
"A little big band (sometimes no more than a large group) with variable geometry, the Full Throttle Orchestra has very wide parameters, in order to achieve the "multi-dimensional sonic qualities" intended by its leader, composer and arranger, the contrabassist Adam Lane. The references, if not imediatly recognizable, are disseminated in every
turn and adopted form: Charles Mingus and Duke Ellington, of course (what else could do anyone interested in getting that particular "orchestral effect" of the swing and be bop eras?), but also Iannis Xenakis and Luigi Nono (that means structural complexity and harmonic sofistication), Black Sabbath, Motorhead and Melt Banana (you now
know from where comes all the energy and roughness). Also the soundtrack to the movie "Forbidden Planet" (felt in the futuristic and "exotic" atmospheres), crossing boundaries between jazz, contemporary classical, punk, metal, noise and... "music of questionable worth", as Lane puts it himself with humour. In this new double album, the chosen format is of a brass band, with seven horn players including the finest musicians of the post-free, avant-garde American front line, namelly Nate Wooley, Taylor Ho Bynum, Reut Regev, Tim Vaughn, David Bindman, Avram Fefer and Matt Bauder. The rhythm section of this piano-less group is filled by Adam Lane and drummer Igal Foni, and only these two are sufficient enough to guarantee all the combustion needed to go full blast. If you think everything was already done in the big band domain, prepare yourself: you're gonna be surprised." [Clean Feed]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Lane--Adam-Ashcan-Rantings-2-x-CDs__Clean-spc-Feed-spc-CF-spc-203.aspx

Evan Parker/Peter Evans/Barry Guy/Paul Lytton-Scenes in the House of Music $17.00
Evan Parker, tenor and soprano saxophones / Peter Evans, trumpet / Barry Guy, double bass / Paul Lytton, drums and percussion.
"Parker/Guy/Lytton is already a classic trio, even if this group is continuously changing what we think we know about the music played by Parker with Barry Guy and Paul Lytton. But when they're associated with someone like trumpeter Peter Evans, we can anticipate a journey into uncharted territory. In "Scenes in the House of Music", the quartet with Evans is something else entirely, as is the combination of Lytton, Guy with Evans, without Parker. Any previously released P/G/L improvisation won't prepare you for this. Refreshed, sometimes more
edgy, on occasion more "driving" or even "jazzy", here and there with a chamber feeling, the music on this CD is of a particularly high level of refinement –  one of trained spontaneity. All the musicians listen before playing, and what they play is in close interaction with what the others do. This isn't only free music, it's also egalitarian music,
even given the difference of age between the P/G/L and the band's guest Peter Evans; and in return Peter Evan's respect for the older artists is audible, but it is never reverential. On the contrary, he's always trying to take them out of their confort zones. The really delicious parts happen when the veterans shake the young performer's world, showing him, and us, that they're still the masters of this game." [Clean Feed]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Parker--EvanPeter-EvansBarry-GuyPaul-Lytton---Scenes-in-the-House-of-Music__Clean-spc-Feed-spc-CF-spc-196.aspx

Jason Robinson/Anthony Davis-Cerulean Landscape $17.00
Jason Robinson, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones; alto flute / Anthony Davis, piano.
"We had to wait nine years to have a new recording featuring the collaboration of saxophonist Jason Robinson and pianist Anthony Davis. After two critically acclaimed tracks on Robinson’s 2001 release "Tandem" (Accretions), this new CD is a manifestation of the two musicians’ love for the music of Duke Ellington, for the blues format
and, more fundamentally, for the blues song in the way the great composer understood it in "Mood Indigo", "Transbluesency" and "Azure", among other pieces. Of course, what they do with both references isn't literal, but a recreation made in the context of the present creative jazz, a field in which they're indisputable masters. As Robinson himself writes on his liner notes, "if Ellington were to collaborate with science fiction author Samuel R. Delany, one might encounter a cerulean landscape”. Jason Robinson is a confessed experimentalist, either using electronics and/or trying alternative combinations between improvisation and composition. Co-leading the band Cosmologic, playing with the likes of George Lewis, Eugene Chadbourne, Mark Dresser and Gerry Hemingway, or cruising the fields of reggae and rap, he's one of the most intriguing musicians around. A legend of free jazz, Davis
became a well respected opera author, with works like "X – The Life and Times of Malcolm X" and "Amistad", he is also widely known for his chamber, choral and symphonic creations. During this time his wonderful piano playing – which for some time was rivaled only by Muhal Richard Abrams – became a secondary focus.  "Cerulean Landscape" is his festive comeback as an instrumentalist. This is great and beautifully carved music." [Clean Feed]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Robinson--JasonAnthony-Davis---Cerulean-Landscape__Clean-spc-Feed-spc-CF-spc-198.aspx

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Fred Anderson Quartet-Dark Day 2 x CDs $18.00
Out of print for several years on CD and back again, this is a really great one! This is two extremely rare recordings (one previously released on lp and the other never before released) making their debut onto CD by this venerable Chicago jazzer/free jazzer and band. With Fred Anderson-tenor sax, Bill Brimfield- trumpet, Steve Palmore-bass & Hamid Drake-drums. Highly recommended.
"[This] package is a double treat because it pairs a very rare 1979 live date in his hometown of Chicago with members of the AACM (issued in an edition of only a few hundred on Message Records) with a completely unreleased master recorded four days later in Verona, Italy. The band is comprised of Anderson on tenor, longtime associate Billy Brimfield on trumpet, bassist Steven Palmore, and a very young Hamid Drake, then known as Hank, on drums. Musically, both sessions repeat two tunes, "Three on Two" and "Dark Day." The mournful "Dark Day" is an Anderson signature piece, with its long modal beginning twinning Anderson and Brimfield  in elegantly moaning lines that engage the rhythm section at the periphery. On disc one, this is followed by the relatively straight post-bop blues of "Saxoon," in which both front-line players trade solos along an augmented blues figure by Palmore and a skittering skein of double- and triple-time dancing by Drake. With "Three on Two," both performances begin in Eastern tonal modes, syncopated by choppy lines and odd meters and durations of melodic particulars. On the earlier date, the band cuts loose sooner, moving through the Eastern modes and inserting a Latin-tinged blues into the center of the cut-time figure. On the latter, the band moves to Anderson's solo and shifts to the margin and outside of the Latin harmony toward some synthesis of rhythm and extended microtonality. The other two selections on these discs, Drake's "The Prayer," from Chicago, and Anderson's classic "The Bull," are both energetic -- even hyperkinetic -- ensemble pieces where solos and improvisational explorations take place from the ground up. Obviously in the case of "The Prayer," it's rhythm first and then the explosion of trumpet and saxophone interweaving that encounters it, moves through it, and then attempts to transform the concept of rhythm into one of elongated harmonics that go beyond scalar considerations and into the roots of scales themselves. On "The Bull," it's harmony and the way it functions against polytonality and an unfixed sense of rhythmic push and pull, where rhythm doesn't stand so much in opposition to the intricate melodic considerations -- Brimfield  truly shines here -- but instead as a counterpoint to harmonic invention and an intervallic foil for Anderson to take microharmonic statements and build them in gargantuan language structures. Anyway you listen to it, these two dates on a pair of very reasonably prices CDs -- with great sound -- are gifts rescued from the islands of obscurity, and should be listened to with the awe and wonder they inspire."- Thom Jurek/All Music Guide [Atavistic]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Anderson--Fred---Dark-Day--plus--Live-in-Verona-2-x-CDs__21-Atavistic-spc-218.aspx

Anyone's Daughter-Adonis (expanded/remaster) $16.00
Anyone's Daughter were a late-period symphonic-rock band, releasing their first album in early 1979 on Brain, just as the scene was beginning to wind down a bit. Adonis was that first CD and it's their best release. Despite its high quality, the fact that it came out just as everyone was beginning to look away from progressive rock meant that it wasn't as well known or as well respected as it probably should have been, especially having come out on Brain. Out of print for many years on CD, this deluxe, really nicely done version gives the world a chance to rectify that mistake. A limited edition of 2,000 copies, this includes two never-heard tracks (nearly 20') of the band live in 1977, as well as a QuickTime video of the group in the studio in 1978! All packaged in a nice slipcase with a miniature concert poster, a booklet with new liner notes and never-before seen photos! A minor classic just got bumped up a a few notches! Recommended. [Tempus Fugit]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Anyones-Daughter---Adonis-(expandedremaster)__19-Tempus-spc-Fugit-spc-79082.aspx

Aquarelle-Live a Montreux (SHM remaster/mini-lp sleeve) $39.00
Just when you think that there is nothing worthwhile from the lp era that hasn't already been reissued on CD, comes a small and very pleasant surprise. This is the final album (of two) by a Quebecois progressive/fusion septet who somehow managed to get signed by Atlantic! This was recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival only about half a year after the band recorded their first album, but the good news is that despite the short time period, they only do one song from  Sous un Abre. So you get the energy and drive of a live recording with all fresh pieces. As before, the lineup is a frontline of wordless female vocals, flute/sax and violin backed by keyboards, guitar, bass and drums. This fits in perfectly with the progressive jazz/rock sound of much fine music from 70s French Canada. Really nice. [Belle Antique]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Aquarelle---Live-a-Montreux-(SHM-remastermini-lp-sleeve)__Belle-spc-Antique-spc-101736.aspx

Aquarelle-Sous un Abre (SHM remaster/mini-lp sleeve) $39.00
Just when you think that there is nothing worthwhile from the lp era that hasn't already been reissued on CD, comes a small and very pleasant surprise. This is the first album (of two) by a Quebecois progressive/fusion septet who somehow managed to get signed by Atlantic! The lineup is a frontline of wordless female vocals, flute/sax and violin backed by keyboards, guitar, bass and drums. Originally released in 1978, this fits in perfectly with the progressive jazz/rock sound of much fine music from 70s French Canada. Really nice. [Belle Antique]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Aquarelle---Sous-un-Abre-(SHM-remastermini-lp-sleeve)__Belle-spc-Antique-spc-101735.aspx

The Bad Plus-Never Stop $15.00
Whether or not you bought into the hype that surrounded this fine group (the hype mostly because they were signed to a major label) the fact remains that they are a modern-sounding but still *jazz* piano trio and they appeal to a young audience, which is what the music needs to survive.
"For the past ten years The Bad Plus Reid Anderson on bass, Ethan Iverson on piano and David King on drums have created an uncompromising body of work by shattering musical convention. Rolling Stone called their amalgam of jazz, pop, rock and avant garde about as badass as highbrow gets, while The New York Times said the band is better than anyone at mixing the sensibilities of post- 60s jazz and indie rock. Few jazz groups in recent memory have amassed such acclaim, and few have generated as much controversy while audaciously bucking musical trends. Ten years together is a milestone we chose to mark with a set of originals, said Iverson. The new album, NEVER STOP, is a ten-track set, the group s first album of all-original material, strictly an instrumental affair and a collection whose live groove belies its studio origins. It s a rapid-fire succession of engaging performances showcasing the band's range as well as its three distinct personalities. From gentle and melodic to fierce and abstract, from swing to 80s techno, NEVER STOP does just what the title says: it keeps rolling and flowing, a kinetic playground of new sounds. With a year-long anniversary tour planned for 2010-2011, The Bad Plus is ready to solidify its status as the go-to band for the ultimate in jazz and beyond. You re going to have to deal with us some time or another," says Iverson. "We're never going to stop." [Emarcy]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Bad-Plus---Never-Stop__25-EOM-CD-2112.aspx

Les Batteries-Noisy Champs $16.00
"In 1985, Guigou Chenevier, the leader of the French band ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN, had this funny idea of creating a trio entirely devoted to drums-and-sticks. He chose American Rick BROWN (V-EFFECT, FISH AND ROSES, RUN ON...) and British Charles HAYWARD (THIS HEAT, CAMBERWELL NOW...). The trio later became a duet, sometimes reinforced by Claude MARCOEUR, then the infamous Albert MARCOEUR in person! LES BATTERIES even collaborated with John McENTIRE (TORTOISE) on its third album. The first album "Noisy Champs" (1986) has been reissued by Les Zut-O-Pistes, featuring five bonus-tracks, including one composition by Charles HAYWARD. Guigou Chenevier and Rick BROWN aimed at illustrating their own vision of the French Revolution.A true innovative and captivating music made of discovery and surprise!" [Gazul]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Batteries---Noisy-Champs__01-Gazul-spc-8695.aspx

Crack the Sky-Machine $13.00
Brand new release from these American prog/hard rock stalwarts, and cheerful and optimistic it most certainly is not. This features 4/5ths of the original lineup, with John Palumbo, Rick Witkowski, Joey D'Amico and Joe Macre all appearing. [Aluminum Cat]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Crack-the-Sky---Machine__21-AC-spc-99702.aspx

District 97-Hybrid Child $14.00
"District 97 is the only progressive rock band in the world to feature an American Idol finalist and a Chicago Symphony Orchestra virtuoso cellist."
This is true and it's sort of a great hook, but honestly, it sells this band a little short. District 97 are a modern, progressive rock band with a emphasis on vocals, but with some long instrumental passages as well. The band (vocals, guitar, cello, keyboards, bass, drms) are all good players. Honestly, this sort of progrock isn't what I listen to very much, but they play this music with authority and do interesting things with the form. The only shame is that their version of Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time" had to be taken off the album because of publishing issues, but the fact that they recorded it in the first place might make you look at this in a very different light!
"Hybrid Child balances a meticulous attention to detail and studio-craft with the visceral power of a rock band that is firing on all cylinders. Running the gamut from Meshuggah-inspired metal, the epic majesty of Yes, and the melodicism of The Beatles, Hybrid Child unveils District 97 as a true force to be reckoned with, and one that is poised to take the music world by storm. With fans ranging from high school students to world class musicians, this process is clearly well underway." [Laser's Edge]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/District-97---Hybrid-Child__19-LE-spc-1057.aspx

Dave Douglas/Keystone-Spark of Being $12.00
Dave Douglas (trumpet, laptop); Marcus Strickland (tenor saxophone); Adam Benjamin (Fender Rhodes piano); Gene Lake (drums); DJ Olive (laptop, turntables).
"Dave Douglas and Keystone (his electric group) issued their soundtrack to experimental filmmaker Bill Morrison`s Spark of Being. The film, a meditation on humanity and its relationship to technology, used Mary Shelley`s Frankenstein as its muse. It was comprised of new, archival, and distressed footage. Douglas has always been interested in science`s relationship to the natural world, and human life was a perfect collaborator. The resulting soundtrack was beautifully constructed to underscore the images; like all soundtracks, however, the music was confined by them as well. Spark of Bering: Expand is the second part in this trilogy. It focuses on and experiments with themes from some of the original compositions, but is not bound by them. They are intricately related, but also provide additional depth of field in sonic, textural, and dynamic ideas for Keystone -- Douglas, laptop and trumpet; Marcus Strickland, tenor saxophone; Adam Benjamin, Rhodes; Brad Jones, Ampeg Baby Bass; drummer Gene Lake; and DJ Olive on turntables and laptop -- and their nearly boundless creativity and curiosity. These seven tunes were recorded in Standford University`s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. The location and even the theme may sound clinical; the music is anything but. It is adventurous in its use of electronics, but never compromises Douglas` compositional gifts or his innate dedication to jazz improvisation. `Spark of Being` is a wonderfully subdued tune that uses lyric melody from modal blues and employs the use of ambient sounds from laptop-generated sources as well as Rhodes piano. `Creature` is warm but improvisationally stretches wide, as piano, tenor, and muted trumpet work out an elaborate melody line, heightened dimensionally by the sounds of gulls, dolphins, and other animals. `Tree Ring Circus` is a funkier number that, despite its use of the popping Baby Bass line, distorted Rhodes, and latop harmonics, features a stellar contrapuntal melodic investigation by Douglas and Strickland. `Observer` and `Travelogue` are likewise more synthetic, but the horns keep them firmly inside the jazz idiom underscored by funky breaks and basslines. In sum, Spark of Being: Expand isn`t just a worthy successor to the soundtrack. It is a superior album. It makes use of all of Douglas` and Keystone`s sophisticated gifts provocatively yet soulfully."-Thom Jurek [Greenleaf]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Douglas--Dave---Spark-of-Being__25-GRE-CD-1013.aspx

Eclat-Volume I & II $9.00 (special)
"'Eclat De Vers' is the first one recorded by the Marseilles' band of the same name (That would be shortened for the second album). Well recorded and produced, a certain idea of Progressive rock blends with poetic texts, sung in a style between Christian Decamps and the famous poet-singers with message. The style of Eclatis developed through an energetic and powerful music, made even greater thanks to the singer's voice and emphatic lyrics (A little too in the foreground though). The vocals develop on beautiful melodies with the excellent guitarist's style. The second album by this band (First one under the new name Eclat) being sold out (It was already a Musea issue !), the two albums "Eclats De Vers" and "Volume Deux" were compiled on "Volumes Un & Deux". Their music is inspired by Ange (The wonderful "Circus" is here sung by Ange charismatic singer Christian Decamps), and includes medieval influences that remind of Minimum Vital. Some very good musicians also add to the overall good impression."[Kezako]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Eclat---Volume-I-and-II-(special)__01-Kezak-spc-9601.aspx

Eclat-Volume 3 $9.00 (special)
"Eclat are a French quintet formed in 1989 under the leadership of guitarist/vocalist Alain Charazzo. Their style straddles the worlds of both symphonic prog and guitar-driven rock, alternately featuring beautiful, acoustic melodies and jazzy fireworks. Chiarazzo's outstanding guitar play and the strong foundation behind every piece is the band's strength. Their material got jazzier and more instrumental over the years - from the highly melodic and poetic first album "Éclat de Vers" in '91 (symphonic prog with hints of jazz) to their latest cd, the almost exclusively instrumental "Le Cri de la Terre" (a jazz-rock album with hints of symphonic prog). In between, they released the elegant "Éclat II" that should please Edhels and 80's era Camel fans, the slightly ethnic-flavoured "Volume 3" and their live album "Éclat en concert, in 1998". Fans from both ends of the spectrum (symphonic prog and jazz-fusion buffs alike) should find something to their liking with Eclat, particularly those who appreciate some flamboyant guitar play." [Kezako]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Eclat---Volume-3-(special)__01-Kezako-spc-971.aspx

Gnidrolog-Gnosis $9.00 (special)
"Gnidrolog, led by the Goldring brothers and featuring future Steeleye Span drummer Nigel Pegrum, made two classic progressive folk albums in the early 70s. Both albums became impossibly rare and legendary collector's items. After more than a quarter century, the year 2000 sees the return of Gnidrolog with a masterful effort. In addition to Pegrum, the group now features the classic Steeleye Span rhythm section with the addition of Rick Kemp, and the result is as good a prog/folk album as you're ever likely to hear. Mixing instrumentals with vocal songs, the songs range from intelligent love songs featuring Colin Goldring's recorder and vocals to classically-influenced instrumentals highlighting Stewart Goldring's superb lead guitar. Australian influences also appear, with didgeridoo feaured on "Woolunga." My other favorites include the instrumentals "Gnosis", "Reverend Katz" and "Repent Harlequin" and the songs "Fall to Ground" and "The City Sleeps." The disc includes 14 songs and runs for about an hour. Highly recommended to fans of the genre."-Mark J. Moerman [Nails]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Gnidrolog---Gnosis-(special)__01-Nail-spc-91022.aspx

Klimperei-Octogonale $16.00
This is a collaboration with Pierre Bastien and is the typically charming "composers with simple melodies and good ideas played on toy instruments" that I know is one of the schools that I think of when it comes to French avant rock.
"Klimperei is the solo project of Christophe Petchanatz... Along with many friends and guests, our man's sparkling and cunning music, which may seem simple and naive at first, could be heard as a meeting between SATIE and rock music. A bit in the vein of Pascal Comelade, toys can become instruments, immersing us in the sweet world of our childhood. This is ideal for musical illustrations ! The first collaboration between Klimperei and Pierre Bastien dates back from the years 1986 and 1987, and the first common release came out in 1995 on Pierre Bastien's album "Eggs Air Sister Steel" (In-Poly-Sons). Then, in 1998, the Prikosnovenie label released the two (three) protagonists' album "Mécanologie Portative". Coming from the same recording sessions, "Octogonale Impérative" cannot be considered at all like the bringing out of studio trimmings or barrel-scrapping. On the contrary, these recordings that remained in the shade and eventually remixed in 2009, are in the end more audacious than those of the original album." [Gazul]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Klimperei---Octogonale-Imperitive__01-Gazul-spc-8652.aspx

Jean Lapouge-Hauts Plateaux $16.00
Nice to see these later solo works by the leader of the great chamber-rock/ECM-styled band Noetra appear. This is from 1993 and is still very much in the Noetra vein, with more ECM/jazz leanings than before, but still very obviously the work of the leader of Noetra. The personal is Jean Lapouge-guitars, Christian Paboeuf-oboe, vibes, Jean-François Bercé-double bass and Mikko Fontaine-drums and percussion. Refined, serene and very musical! [Musea]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Lapouge--Jean---Hauts-Plateaux__01-MP-spc-3011.aspx

Jean Lapogue/Christian Paboeuf-Atlas $16.00
Nice to see these later solo works by the leader of the great chamber-rock/ECM-styled band Noetra appear. This is a duo between guitarist Lapouge and Christian Paboeuf on oboe, flutes and percussion. This album, which was recorded in 1987, but never before released, consists of compositions from 1977-1987. Since Paboeuf's oboe and Lapogue's guitar were two constants in Noetra, even though this is very stripped down, it's like very intimate, serene and refined duo reductions of Noetra and it has still their sound. [Musea]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Lapouge--JeanChristian-Paboeuf---Atlas__01-GW-spc-3129.aspx

Moving Gelatine Plates-Moving Gelatine Plates $16.00
Back in stock!
The first of two by this early (1970-72) French progressive/Canterbury styled band.
"An early Seventies legendary band influenced by Soft Machine and Frank Zappa. An original and very fine Progressive rock with complex melodies and polished arrangements. It offers very elaborate themes full of breaks in rhythms and following surprising paths. The music develops by the association, superposition, blendings of the themes (More than 450 on the second one...), original sound combinations (organ or bass as solo instruments, trumpet, saxophone, flute, drums, vocals...) and complex, over-built themes..."
Comes with an extensive booklet including a history, photos and bonus tracks. [Musea]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Moving-Gelatine-Plates---Moving-Gelatine-Plates__01-MUSEA4062.aspx

Neuschwanstein-Alice in Wonderland $16.00
"A few years before Neuschwanstein conceived their masterpiece "Battlement" (to many, including myself, one of the best symphonic prog albums ever from Germany), the band had already written an album-worthy set of tracks that, together, made the concept of a progressive opus inspired by Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland". I suspect that this was done when the band was still a 5-piece (before the arrival of Frederic Joos), but you can tell that by then the fivesome had found out their own voice within the realms of symphonic prog rock. There aren't too many lyrics in "Alice in Wonderland", and most of them are narrated. The opener is literally an intro that comprises brief atmospheres based on floating piano washes and eerie cymbals, until the instrumentation settles in for 'The Gate to Wonderland', lyrically structured across a prominent presence of bucolic ambiences provided by the playful flute lines and the elegant interventions on synth (orchestration and solo). All in all, it is mostly a second intro, and a "third intro" arrives with the slightly more mysterious 'Pond of Tears', which is where the synth layers become more relevant, and also there is a more noticeable presence of the guitar phrases alongside the ever haunting flute lines. The melodic display is definitely more ambitious than on the preceding track, but it still feels like a sequence of amalgamated snippets than a track with a power of its own. Track 4 is the first piece in this concept that benefits from a proper development - it starts very lyrical, like a symphonic journey with heavily pastoral accents, but soon the piece reveals a colorful imagery of sound that alternates density and lightheartedness in an ultimately symphonic fashion. Influences from Camel, Novalis, Eloy and Focus' introspective side are (or seem to be) very transparent here, with some touches of early 70s Jethro Tull. Regarding the sense of magic delivered through the global instrumentation, you can also tell that there are also coincidences with what Happy the Man were doing at the time on the other side of the Atlantic for their "Death's Crown" project - it is no wonder, since this album's tracklist and that HTM project were both conceived as musical bases for visuals and theatrical deliveries. 'Five O'Clock-Tea' is segued to the last notes of the preceding track's enthusiastic closing portion, bringing back a ceremonious note that works really well due to the clever architecture that ordains the various moods and motifs. This is the sort of grandeur that I wished earlier for tracks 2 and 3 - at this point, the musical ideas are becoming gradually more robust. After a brief sung section, the track shifts toward a sense of sheer, dramatic intensity without losing its melodic drive. The last section is a joyful imitation of cabaret-oriented jazz, which makes an efficient contrast against the solemn note that signals the start of the following track 'The Marching of the Queen - Palace of Wonderland'. The band's ability to create beautifully crafted melodic developments of motifs and the easily flowing transitions comes to its full fruition on this one - even though you won't find as many dramatic shifts than on previous tracks, this one never gets boring or monotonous. The portions where the band gets to Celtic and Renaissance territories, the sonic beauty becomes irresistibly sublime. 'The Court of the Animals' starts with the mandatory narration over a piano sequence (electric and grand, simultaneously): some more amazingly beautiful melodies and textures get in, and then some exciting interludes bring warm Tullian airs. The closer 'Alice's Return' wraps up the concept with a reprised motif. All in all, "Alice in Wonderland" is not as gloriously genius as "Battlement", but it is not a disposable progressive album at all; no, it is an excellent addition (albeit with a not too great sound production) to any good prog rock collection." [Musea]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Neuschwanstein---Alice-in-Wonderland__01-Musea-spc-4468.aspx

Noetra-Definitivement Bleus... $16.00
Second excellent archival release, recorded 1978-82, but unreleased until now, of this wonderful chamber progressive band who use guitar, oboe, violin, clarinet, saxes, flutes, bass & drums. A gentle, beautifully scored sound that sounds like a cross between Julverne & Miriodor and prime-era ECM (late 1970s), who actually courted the band, but then decided not to work with them. This was originally released about 10 years ago, but it's been out of print for a number of years and I am very happy that this was reprinted again and we can offer it to a whole new audience, who will hopefully enjoy this band as much as I do! Highly recommended. [Musea]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Noetra---Definitivement-Bleus__01-Musea-spc-4353.aspx

Noetra-Live 83 $16.00
Whoooooo Hoooooooo! I can't even begin to express how excited I am to see this release pop up. This is the third and I assume the final archival release by this just terrific chamber/progressive band with serious ECM overtones (they were courted by ECM in the late 70s, but, ultimately, ECM decided not to work with the group, even though they would have been a perfect fit). The group existed from about 1978-1983, in various sizes; this April, 1983 radio broadcast by the final lineup of the group, represents their very last recordings. Presented in fine sound and with great playing by leader Jean Lapouge-guitar, Christian Paboeuf-oboe and flutes, Pierre Aubert-violin, Denis Lefranc-bass, Daniel Renault-drums, this will appeal to anyone who loves groups like Julverne, Miriodor, the gentlest aspects of Univers Zero and ECM (circa late 70s/early 80s prime) were releasing. Highly recommended! [Musea]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Noetra---Live-83__01-Musea-spc-4851.aspx

Noetra-Neuf Songes $16.00
This was the very first release, recorded 1979-81 of this wonderful chamber progressive band who use guitar, oboe, violin, clarinet, saxes, flutes, bass & drums. A gentle, beautifully scored sound that sounds like a completely original cross between Julverne & Miriodor and prime-era ECM (late 1970s). This was originally released about 20 years ago, and it has been out of print for about a decade and I very happy that this was reprinted again. All three of their archival/posthumous releases are great, but this one is my favorite by a couple of noses, and if you don't know them and want to know where to start, start here! Highly recommended. [Musea]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Noetra---Neuf-Songes__01-Musea-spc-4034.aspx

Jean-Paul Prat-Masal $16.00
Back in stock!
A reissue of a pretty obscure and pretty utterly fantastic big band Zeuhl album (14 players) consisting of one long, amazing track that was self-released in the early 1980's. This has cool horn charts, growling fuzz bass, powerful drumming, and basically everything you hope/expect from a great Zeuhl album. This nice reissue also includes photos, notes and information about the making of this record, as well as over 30' of bonus material. Recommended! [Musea]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Prat--Jean-Paul---Masal__01-MUSEA-spc-4155.aspx

Porcupine Tree-Recordings $15.00
Re-edition of the long out-of-print rarities collection, originally released in 2001 and which contains rare recordings from the Stupid Dream and Lightbulb Sun era/sessions.
"Released as a semi stopgap collection in mid-2001 during a period of general Porcupine Tree inactivity, outside of some concert appearances here and there, Recordings compiles the various B-sides and extra tracks from singles taken from Stupid Dream and Lightbulb Sun, adding a couple of unreleased goodies as well. It`s obviously for the hardcore fans more than anyone else -- those wanting an introduction to the band will find it of interest but not the best place to start. Those hardcore fans, though, will find it a very enjoyable release, with the previously unavailable songs of definite interest. `Buying New Soul,` which starts the album, is one of the band`s subtler epics, an eleven-minute number with all the multitracked vocals and wistfully burnt imagery any fan of classic English prog could want. `Access Denied,` originally planned for Lightbulb Sun itself, is (in part) a wonderfully jaunty little number which could have come from mid-eighties XTC, Wilson`s contributions on hammered dulcimer an inspired touch. The remaining tracks reappear from the various singles, though sometimes in different form. `Oceans Have No Memory,` originally surfacing as a demo, gets a full instrumental band version here, while `Even Less,` the majestic opening blast from Stupid Dream, turns up in its full fourteen minute length, the second part having only appeared before on a separate single. The full `Even Less` features past guests the East of England Orchestra and Theo Travis, both of whom also turn up on `Ambulance Chasing,` an unexpectedly successful fusion of everything from heavy tribal drumming to saxophone. There`s an attractive range of stylistic experimentation on display with the various B-sides and extra numbers, ranging from the minimal, near-ambient exploration of `Cure For Optimism` to the building rocker `Disappear."-Ned Raggett [KScope]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Porcupine-Tree---Recordings__25-KSC-CD-134.aspx

Sebastian Hardie-Live in L.A. $16.00
A great live effort signed Australia's finest output in the symphonic rock genre. By spanning material from both the studio recordings, "Four Moments" and "Windchase" makes this album a close essential piece in any Sebastian Hardie-fan's collection. In the sleeve, Mario Millo stated that it's not a perfect recording, but the magic was there. Obviously it's easy to take that as a partial statement, but after been giving this piece a few listens I tend to believe that the comment is justified. The arrangements are spectacularly executed and so are the melodies. Even though it's not easy to find a new disc to a reasonable price, It's highly recommended to pick up this album if you get the chance."-progarchives.com [Musea]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Sebastian-Hardie---Live-in-LA__01-Musea-spc-4272.aspx

Yochk'o Seffer-Chromophonie PAL (all region) DVD $18.00
Note: This video is a documentary and is all in French. Even so, there are a lot of amazing musical excerpts and for the already commited Yochk'o fan, this is a no brainer purchase.
Yochk'o Seffer always created varied and interesting works during his long of career, be it with Magma, Zao, Neffesh Music, his teammate François "Faton" Cahen or all alone. In each of his records, the French saxophone-player tries to pay tribute to his Hungarian roots. The "Chromophonie" DVD was the documentary we were waiting for, to illustrate the career of this exceptional musician, refugee in France since the dramatic events suffered by Hungary in the year 1956. Directed by Jean-Pierre Zirn, this movie presents the work of the artist as a musician, but also as an improviser, a painter and a sculptor. Musicians from the Magma galaxy are featured here, such as Christian VANDER, Didier LOCKWOOD or François "FATON" CAHEN. Some other fellows appear as well: Alain BOUHEY, Sylvain MILLER, Laurent MATHERON, François CAUSSE, Denis CONSTANT-MARTIN, L'ENSEMBLE DE CORDES CAMERATA DE L'ISLE, LE SEPTUOR DE SAXOPHONES, Gérard PREVOST and Cynthia SAINT-VILLE. Five bonus-tracks complete the show, new interpretations from the repertoire of ETHNIC DUO, NEFFESH MUSIC and ZAO." [Musea]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Seffer--Yochko---Chromophonie-DVD__01-Musea-spc-9028.aspx

Yochk'o Seffer/François Cahen/Ethnic Duo-En Public au Chene Noir d'Avignon, 1980 $16.00
Excellent quality, previously unreleased live recording of Yochk'o (saxes) and Faton (Yamaha CP 80 piano - the piano that gave "Phase IV", and many others its distinctive sound). Great stuff. Some of it short and concise and other parts more exploratory.
"The disappearance of legendary ZAO after "Typareth" (1977) had left a big gap among numerous fans of keyboardist François "FATON" CAHEN and his fellow saxophonist-flutist Yochk'o SEFFER. From now on turned to diverse solo projects, the two became quickly accomplices, something never denied since the beginning of the Seventies, a partnership born in Magma in the "1000 Degrés Centigrades" period. Three years later, Ethnic Duo reassure everybody proposing the continuation of their musical adventures. ETHNIC DUO had only recorded one opus during their activity period, so the release of a live album is quite great news ! "En Public Au Chêne Noir D'Avignon, 1980" shows the duet performing a high flying set for more than one hour, through the interwoven piano and saxophone parts. It should also be noted that none of the nine compositions featured here are present on their studio album, which makes this material quite useful. This record can be seen as a trace in time, but it is a very good musical show anyway!" [Great Winds]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Seffer--YochkoFrançois-CahenEthnic-Duo---En-Public-au-Chene-Noir-dAvignon--1980__01-GW-spc-3128.aspx

Strawbs-Live at the BBC, Volume One In Session $16.00
"This first volume has tracks recorded for the BBC (Top Gear, Peter Starstedt, Sounds of the Seventies, Sequence) from 1968 through 1973. Occasionally there is a bit of chat from the DJ, but its not overly intrusive-rather it gives more of a feel for the times all those years ago. The music ranges from the groups earliest recordings as a more acoustic guitar/folk orientated band on through to progressive music with the addition of keyboards, drums, and more percussion. Band members during this time included Dave Cousins, Ron Chesterman, Tony Hooper, John Ford, Richard Hudson, Rick Wakeman (who changed the band's sound into something approaching progressive music), and Blue Weaver, and others who only Strawbs occasionally. For anyone who likes relatively early Strawbs, this is a real find. While some of these tracks, for the most part, which showed up on their first studio album (s), aren't radically different, there's a feel of a live recording, which gives these tracks their own identity. Early Strawbs were fondly remembered as one of the original English folk groups, who went on to become one of the better progressive sounding bands in later years. With songs like "The Battle", "We'll Meet Again Sometime", "The Hangman and the Papist", "Witchwood", "New World" (in two versions a year apart), "Benedictus" (from 1971 where the band begins to head more toward a progressive sound thanks to Blue Weaver's keyboards, and Hudson's drums), "New World", and "The Winter and the Summer", the band's early folk/progressive years are well represented. Dave Cousins' worn, sometimes fragile sounding voice anchors the songs no matter if its folk or a more progressive sound later."-Stuart Jefferson [Universal]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Strawbs---Live-at-BBC--Volume-One-In-Session__15-Universal-spc-532-spc-050.aspx

Weidorje-Weidorje $16.00
Back in stock!
A "Zeuhl supergroup" of sorts, this combined musicians from Magma & Heldon into a heavy progressive band that drew it's initial inspiration from Magma, but had their own sound. Big names here include Bernard Paganotti, Patrick Gauthier, Michel Ettori, & Jean-Philippe Goude. This was sort of the last gasp of first generation French zeuhl, but a great swansong it was! With 2 bonus tracks recorded live that were compositions intended for the second Weidorje album that was never completed. [Musea]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Weidorje---Weidorje__01-MUSEA-spc-4058.aspx

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Below are five new Cuneiform releases which are not going to be generally released for another 4 weeks, but which you can buy directly from us now.

Our releases are available from us to our direct mail customers several weeks before they are generally released or available from other sources. We spend a small fortune on our releases and your direct purchase from us via Wayside Music helps us tremendously and is *extremely* important to our being able to continue our work and our release schedule. Thank you for your interest and support of our work.

The Microscopic Septet-Friday the 13th: The Micros Play Monk $15.00
Since its founding in 1980, under the co-leadership and co-compositional duties of soprano saxophonist Phillip Johnston and pianist Joel Forrester, "the Micros" have been "New York's most famous unknown band"; since 1990, the catchy, film noir theme they created for NPR’s “Fresh Air with Terry Gross” has aired  daily on stations across America, and may now be the most-broadcast jazz tune in the world.
Composer and pianist Thelonious Sphere Monk (1917-82) is one of the top creative deities in the pantheon of American Jazz Greats.  His tunes, once considered radical and appreciated only by the cognoscenti, are now beloved standards. The music of Monk was also the catalyst that sparked the creation of one of New York’s most legendary and important jazz groups, the Microscopic Septet.
In 1974, the Monk tune: "Well You Needn’t" first brought the future Micros co-leaders together by chance. Johnston was living in the Bowery at the time, and Forrester, hearing music, barged into his apartment, unannounced: "I was playing a Thelonious Monk tune, and a guy I had never seen before came walking through my door, which wasn’t locked - those were the hippie days..." The encounter sparked a friendship and working relationship, in which Monk’s music reverberated on multiple levels across the years. Another chance encounter – at chicken and ribs place West Boondock, forged Forrester’s friendship with the Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswarter. And through the Baroness, Forrester would ultimately meet and periodically play piano for Monk. Since Johnston and Forrester’s first meeting, Monk’s music has remained an inspiration and guiding light throughout their music careers. In addition to creating and playing their own music, they always played Monk’s music with the Microscopic Septet, but due to their limited number of releases and  their copious original songbook (more than 180 tunes), they only previously recorded one Monk composition. This new CD rectifies this omission. Featuring original arrangements of 12 Monk tunes, half from “back in the day” and half newly-written for this recording, the Microscopic Septet make clear their line of descent from Monk. Bottom line: there are many Thelonious Monk-themed discs, but this is the most personalized take on Thelonious Monk there is. It's obviously Monk, but at every moment it's also very obviously the Microscopic Septet! The humor and angularity of Monk’s compositions mesh easily and joyfully with the elaboration and juxtaposition  of the Micros-style arranging. This is a true celebration of Monk by a group that can arguably be called his most sensitive and sensational heirs.
Featuring gorgeous art work by New Yorker artist Barry Blitt – the man responsible for the infamous and controversial "Michelle and Barack 'fist-bump'" cover and other contentious-yet-humorous artwork- and liner notes by jazz critic and long-time Micros fan Peter Keepnews, Friday the 13th is surprising yet inevitable: a long overdue party with the master, at which The Micros Play Monk.
You can hear a track from the album here: http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/realaudio/Micros_Bye-a.mp3 [Cuneiform]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Microscopic-Septet---Friday-the-13th--The-Micros-Play-Monk__Rune-spc-310.aspx

Richard Pinhas-Metal/Crystal 2 x CDs $17.00
On Metal/Crystal, French experimental guitarist and electronic musician Richard Pinhas summons the assistance of noise artists Merzbow (Masami Akita) from Japan and Wolf Eyes from USA to weave a spellbinding aural web that spans 2 CDs.Over the years, many artists in the 'noise arena' have expressed interest in his pioneering use of synthesizers and electronics  in rock and contemporary music. Pinhas has likewise been intrigued by various areas of the ‘noise’ scene and Metal/Crystal, recorded "during these two worst years of my life" reflects these influences strongly. Metal/Crystal also intertwines some of the most radical electro-acoustic sonic innovations to emerge from three different continents: Europe, Asia and North America. Pinhas has been ceaselessly innovative in a career spanning more than 30 years, and recently has been exploring areas of the international ‘noise’ scene. His newest release shows him working with two of that scene’s highest profile artists; Merzbow and Wolf Eyes are considered to be the premier ‘noise artists’ of their respective countries. Metal/Crystal is Pinhas’ second collaboration with Merzbow, the originator of Japanese noise music. It is Pinhas’ first release with Michigan's Wolf Eyes, whom he’s worked with since 2007. In addition to Merzbow and Wolf Eyes, Metal/Crystal features several of Pinhas’ longtime collaborators: Antoine Paganotti (drums), Didier Batard (bass), Patrick Gauthier (mini-Moog) (all ex members of Heldon and/or Magma); Jerome Schmidt (electronics), whom Pinhas has recorded and toured extensively with for 2 decades; and his son Duncan Pinhas (electronics), who also helped mix the album with Laurent Peyron and Francis Gernet. The album’s artwork, by Yann Legendre and Joy Burke, features intricate, back-and-white cartoon-like drawings, with images hidden inside larger forms. The 6 lengthy tracks on Metal/Crystal features some of Pinhas’ most melodic guitar riffs in recent years, as well as his ‘noisiest’ sonic abstractions ever. Whether with his band Heldon or under his own name, Richard Pinhas has been at the forefront of the meging of electronics with rock music for over 35 years! Metal/Crystal is two full length CDs of radical music that sells at a radically reasonable price!
You can hear a track from the album here: http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/realaudio/RPinhas_BiPolarity.mp3 [Cuneiform]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Pinhas--Richard---MetalCrystal-2-x-CDs__Rune-spc-308-309.aspx

Jason Robinson-The Two Faces of Janus $15.00
The Two Faces of Janus - one face looking at the past, one face looking towards the future. Borrowed from Greek mythology, Janus is an apt metaphor for the lat-est release by accomplished reedist and composer Jason Robinson. Robinson first appeared on Cuneiform with the long-running collective ensemble Cosmologic. Now he steps forward with a solo album that features a stellar band, all of whom are distinguished figures in jazz and improvised music as well as all being top-drawer bandleaders in their own right:
Jason Robinson -– tenor and soprano saxes, flute
Marty Ehrlich – alto sax, bass clarinet
Rudresh Mahanthappa – alto sax
Liberty Ellman – guitar
Drew Gress – bass
George Schuller – drums
The music is angular, expressive, emotional and virtuosic. Using Robinson's compositions as a base, all the players dig in and with their solos and ensemble interplay raise the stakes to make an outstanding contemporary work. The album seam-lessly moves from hard swinging grooves to beautiful ab-straction and features great work from all of these tremendous players. Robinson’s playing and composing embodies the duality of the Janus metaphor; his music draws from the rich historical and modern traditions of jazz  and he creates a decidedly modern and unique musical vision. The Two Faces of Janus also positions Robinson – originally from the West Coast  – within New York’s most innovative community of creative and visionary jazz musicians. With the release of this modern classic, Robinson has arrived!
“…the saxophonist himself has a warm expressive tone, occasionally dipping into freer realms yet always staying true to the structure of his compositions.”– Signal to Noise
You can hear a track from the album here: http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/realaudio/JRobinson_Pacamayo.mp3 [Cuneiform]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Robinson--Jason---The-Two-Faces-of-Janus__Rune-spc-311.aspx

Univers Zero-Heresie (expanded/remixed/remastered) $15.00
"...an incredibly powerful listening experience. In fact, Heresie is a stunning one-of-a-kind item which has never been duplicated by anyone -- including Univers Zero." – Bill Tilland/All Music Guide
How does a group follow up a auspicous and unique debut recording? A recording that is so completely out of step with everything that is currently in fashion in popular and even in experimental music that nearly 35 years later, it still is able to surprise people hearing it for the first time. How? Well, if you were Univers Zero, you did it by moving even more to the extremes of your music. While the influences from 20th Century classical music (Stravinsky, Bartok, Huybrechts) mixed with aspects of progressive rock (the angularity of King Crimson added to the unique zeuhl sound of Magma) remain, they are stripped down and presented in the starkest and darkest way possible. Guitarist Roger Trigaux still plays some amazing licks, but for much of the album, he is hunched over the harmonium (a 19th century pump organ), which gives the music an eerie, gothic sound - a gothic sound matched by the other front line instruments of violin/viola and oboe/bassoon. Meanwhile the rhythm section is completely electric, with heavy Magma-influenced bass and with Daniel Denis' fantastic drumming propelling everything foward.
Originally released in 1979, Heresie has long been considered a high-water mark of new music composition, performance, and dark, sinister intensity for over 30 years and has never been out of print. This reissue transforms and updates Univers Zero’s most infamous work with a new cover that uses bits of the original packaging, as well as many new elements. It also has a striking and clear new remix from the 1979 multi-track tapes that defines and clarifies all the instruments in a way that is much more focused than previous editions. Never have Daniel's cymbal's so clearly sizzled with such menace or has Guy's bass gone so low into the underworld. The reissue is accompanied by a 16 page booklet containing a history of the band’s years during the Heresie period and illustrated with archival photos. Lastly, there is a 12 minute, relvelatory bonus track from very early in the group's life added; a track that later was cannibalized by its composer, into bits that would eventually find their way into "Ersatz" on Le Poison Qui Rend Fou and "The Limping Little Girl" and "Ceux D'En Bas (Suite)" on N°6  by Roger's post UZ group, Present. One of the most significant avant-progressive rock albums of the very late 1970s just got even more significant!
“The music is consistently ominous, always hinting at the heaviness of metal but never pummelling the listener. And when it occasionally gets dense, it’s a slab of strange, ingenious orchestration you hear, rather than a simple overdriven amp sound.”  – Nick Storring, Exlaim!
You can hear a track from the album here: http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/realaudio/UZ_Jack%20the%20Ripper.mp3 [Cuneiform]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Univers-Zero---Heresie-(expandedremixedremastered)__Rune-spc-313.aspx

Uz Jsme Doma-Caves $15.00
Uz Jsme Doma (pronounced  "Oozh (rhymes with 'rouge') Smeh Dough-Ma)  (in English, “Now I Get It”) seemed to appear out of nowhere in the early 1990s, but it was a little more complicated than that. When the group came together in the small border town of Teplice in Czechoslovakia in 1985, rock was freedom and freedom was illegal. Via Western radio and smuggled tapes, however, the band came into contact with punk rock as well as more avant-garde bands. It wasn't until the fall of the Communist government that they were able to record and tour, which they then proceeded to do with a vengence; the group have toured the US a remarkable 17 times and have played nearly 2,000 gigs during their lifetime! The group has won a strong following with their great releases and their constant, high energy tours. 25 years after their founding, their music combines the energy of punk rock - their original inspiration - while ignoring genre walls and adding more complex structures taken from avant-garde and avant-progressive bands and even from folk music of their native land. They are living, fire-breathing, alternative rock legends: one of “the two great Bastions of the Czech alternative scene” said the Prague Post, who ranked them in importance beside the Plastic People of the Universe. They are a singular, powerful group whose shows win them instant fans for life and whose musical voice is the voice of joy and freedom. Currently the group is made up of leader Miroslav Wanek on lead vocals, guitars and piano, Pepa Cervinka on bass and vocals, Adam Tomasek on trumpet and vocals, Tomas Paleta on drums and Martin Velisek who designs all the band art work, and is a full band member whose “instruments“ are brushes and paints. The album comes with a 12 page, full color booklet with Martin's artwork. UJD are a group I have long had my eyes on; I saw them for the first time in the mid 1990s and several times since then and I am very pleased that we are able to work together on this, their seventh studio album.
"Half a dozen LPs in, this 22-year Czech band is free of its remarkable founding narrative as a band banned by the former Communist Czechoslovakian regime just for existing...What remains is the fierce commitment to the freedom inherent in Western art-damaged music. Uz embody the absolute unpredictability in Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention primarily, but also the multi-influence, anti-pop clatter of the Residents, Captain Beefheart, Pere Ubu, 1977 punk, and...prog. You won't know what they're singing about in Czech, but the limitless hyper-energy and collision of styles piling on each other with remarkable precision, always turns ears....it's glorious..." – Jack Rabid
You can hear a track from the album here: http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/realaudio/UJD_Droplet.mp3  [Cuneiform]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Uz-Jsme-Doma---Caves__Rune-spc-312.aspx

Cuneiform new release bundle (for USA & Canada only) 5 CDs $70.00
Save $10.00 (in costs + postage combined), when you buy this package of all 5 new Cuneiform titles (The Microscopic Septet, Richard Pinhas, Jason Robinson, Univers Zero, Uz Jsme Doma). Thank you!
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=CUNEIFORMBUNDLE

Cuneiform new release bundle (for customers outside of the USA and Canada) 5 CDs $84.00
Save $10.00 (in costs + postage combined), when you buy this package of all 5 new Cuneiform titles (Richard Pinhas, Jason Robinson, The Microscopic Septet, Univers Zero, Uz Jsme Doma). Thank yo
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=CUNEIFORMBUNDLE-E

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Recent reviews (or recently *discovered* reviews) of Cuneiform artists and titles (in English only):

THE CLAUDIA QUINTET
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/vnhf

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You can always see which of our artists are on tour and get the links to the venues at:
http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/tours.html
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http://my.calendars.net/cuneiform/
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AHLEUCHATISTAS
September 9 - Barking Legs Theater - 1307 Dodds Ave - Chattanooga, TN 37404 (423) 624-5347 - 9:00 pm

Septemper 10 - Lemp Neighborhood Art Center - 3301 Lemp Ave - St. Louis, MO 63118 - 8:00 pm

September 11 - Adventures in Modern Music festival (sponsored with The Wire) - Empty Bottle - 1035 N Western Ave - Chicago, IL 60601 (773) 276-3600

RAOUL BJORKENHEIM/MORGAN AGREN/BILL LASWELL
September 19 - Downtown Music Gallery's 20th anniversary celebration! - Bowery Poetry Club - 308 Bowery (between Bleecker & Houston Sts.) - New York, NY (212) 614-0505

THE CLAUDIA QUINTET
September 10 - Cornelia Street Cafe - 29 Cornelia St - New York, 10014 (212) 989-9318

September 11 - Cornelia Street Cafe - 29 Cornelia St - New York, 10014 (212) 989-9318

September 27 - The Cedar Cultural Center - 16 Cedar Avenue South - Minneapolis, MN 55454 (612) 338-2674 (with Dave King Trucking Company) $15.00


September 29 - Moraine Valley Community College - John and Angeline Oremus Theater - Chicago, IL $10.00

September 30 - tba - Indiana University - Bloomington, Indiana

October 1 - Oberlin College - Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse - Hales Annex -180 W. Lorain St - Oberlin, OH (440) 775-8562

October 2 - 14th Annual Edgefest - Ann Arbor, MI

ERGO
November 12 - BAM Cafe - 30 Lafayette Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 8:30 pm - FREE!

IDEAL BREAD
September 12 - Red Hook Jazz Festival - Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY

LED BIB
November 14 - London Jazz Festival @ Vortex Jazz Club - London, UK

November 27 - The Shed - Brawby, Malton, UK

MAHAVISHNU PROJECT
Plays the music of Jeff Beck - from Wired, Blow By Blow, There and Back and more

September 16 - Regattabar - The Charles Hotel - One Bennett Street - Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 661.5000 - 7:30 pm

October 2 - NJProghouse at Rock'n Joe - 3670 Route 27 - Kendall Park NJ 08824 - 7:30 pm

October 8 - Toad's Place - 300 York Street - New Haven, CT (203) 624.8623 - 9:00 pm

November 4 - Mexicali Live - Thu Nov 4th  (8pm)
1409 Queen Anne Rd. - Teaneck NJ 07666 (201) 833.0011 - 8:00 pm

MATS/MORGAN BAND
October 23 -  Gouveia Art Rock - Gouveia, Portugal

December 11 - Pjeireblues - Belgium (with Jimmy Ågren Band)

MIRIODOR
September 12 - Café Chaos - 2031, St-Denis, Montréal, Quebec, Canada (514) 844-0738)

September 19 - Rock in Opposition Festival 2010 - Cap Decouverte - 81450 Le Garric (Carmaux) France

September 21 - Le Baloard - 21 Boulevard Louis Blanc - 34000 Montpellier, France (04) 67 79 36 68

September 25 - Sonic Circuits Festival - La Maison Française - 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest - Washington, DC 20007-2170 (Miriodor will be opening for Univers Zero)

THE MUFFINS
September 18 - Sonic Circuits Festival - La Maison Française - 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest - Washington, DC 20007-2170 (The Muffins will be playing shortly before Magma, although it is a separate admission. Also on the bill: Pilesar, Vector Trio, Hume )

MUJICIAN
Tony Levin's 70th Birthday Celebration - UK tour. All dates also feature the Aki Takasi Trio (with Tony also on drums)!

October  7 - St Georges Hall - Bristol, UK (0845) 40 24 001

October 8 - Richard Attenborough Centre - University of Leicester, Leicester, UK (0116) 223 1520

October 9 - Midlands Arts Centre - Birmingham, UK (0121) 446-3232

October 11 - The Vortex - London, UK (020) 7254 4097

October 14 - Lunchtime concert piano duo - Aki Takase and Keith Tippett - Kings Hall at Newcastle University - Newcastle, UK (0191) 222 8463

October 14 - Gateshead Old Town Hall - Gateshead, UK (0191) 433-8428

RICHARD PINHAS
September 24 - Richard Pinhas + Merzbow - Sonic Circuits Festival - La Maison Française - 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest - Washington, DC 20007-2170

September 29 - Richard Pinhas + Wolf Eyes - The Floristree - Baltimore, MD

September 30 - Richard Pinhas + Wolf Eyes - The Secret Project Robot Art Experiment - 210 Kent Ave - Brooklyn, NY, 11211 (917) 860.8282

October 1 - The Temple - .

670 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain MA 02130 (with:
Jason Lescalleet, Schurt Kwitters (Jess from Fat Worm), Vile Bodies)

October 2 - tbd - with the Sonic Circuit all-stars

October 6 & 7 - Jan Eyck Academy - Maastricht, Holland (note: this is a lecture/conference about music - not a concert)

October 20 - Pop Philosophie Festival - Marseille, France

POSITIVE CATASTROPHE
Oct 23-Nov 7 - tba

REVOUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE
September 25 - Ocean County Library - 101 Washington St. - Toms River, NJ, 3-5pm, free

WADADA LEO SMITH
September 17 - Firehouse 12 - 45 Crown Street - New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 785-0468

October 3 - Angel City Jazz Festival - Los Angeles, CA

October 28 - Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn, NY

November 13 - New Music Center - St. Louis, MO

November 20 - Library of Congress - Washington, DC

UNIVERS ZERO
September 25 - Sonic Circuits Festival - La Maison Française - 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest - Washington, DC 20007-2170

UZ JSME DOMA
September 23 - Daniel Street Club - 21 Daniel Street - Milford, CT

September 25 - Building 16 - 95 Empire Street - Providence, RI

September 26 - Lesco - 4467 St Denis - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

September 28 - Zaphod Beeblebox - 27 York Street - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

September 29 - Sneaky Dee's - 431 College Street (at Bathurst) - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

September 30 - Bug Jar - 219 Monroe Avenue - Rochester, NY 14607-3527
(585) 454-2966

October 1 - The Rock Shop - 249 4th Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11215 (718) 230-5740

October 2 - 12th Annual Czech Street Festival - 83rd Street between Madison & Park Ave. - NYC, NY Free! 12-7 pm (with Zuby Nehti)

October 4 - Maxwell's - 1039 Washington Street - Hoboken, NJ (201)653-1703

October 5 - M Room - 15 West Girard Avenue - Philadelphia, PA 19123-1707 (215) 739-5577

October 6 - Black Cat - 1811 14th St. NW - Washington, DC 20009

October 7 - Garfield Artworks - 4931 Penn Avenue - Pittsburgh, PA 15224 (412) 361 2262

October 8 - Now That's Class - 11213 Detroit Avenue - Cleveland, OH

Ocober 9 - Orion Sound Studios - 2903 Whittington Ave., Suite C - Baltimore, Md.  21230

ZEVIOUS
huge entire USA tour (well, they may have to skip Boise) - mid March - mid April, 2011. watch for more info here as we get it
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To see Artist News by musicians who have recorded for Cuneiform - provided to us by the musicians themselves and updated every four months, go to:
http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/artistnews.html

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Rest in Peace:

Noah Howard (one of the great alto men who emerged from the ESP/Fire Music scene of the 1960s)

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Thank you!

-Coming Soon (or not soon, but eventually, so please be patient!)-
(For updates of new items in stock, watch these mailings or check the NEW ARRIVALS section!) :
ARANIS-RoqueForte (fourth album - with new members Dave Kerman and Pierre Chevalier on AltrOck)
PETER BAUMAN- Romance '76 -Transharmonic Nights (available again for the 1st time in many, many years)
SERGE BRINGOLF/STRAVE-Strave (wonderful, fairly obscure zeuhl/jazz-rock album from 1980 from France by a large ensemble. I consider this one of the treasures of French zeuhl and it's really underknown and appreciated. Being reissued by Soleil Zeuhl, of course and if you don't know this one, you are really in for a treat!)
CALOMITO-Cane di Schiena
CASSIBER (box set with a live DVD as well as unreleased material on CD along with the four albums we already know and love)
CHEER-ACCIDENT-#17 (what more need be said?)
DREAMTIME-Double Trouble 2 x CDs (quintet live at Bracknell in 83 and double quintet live at the Swan 91)
FACTOR BURZACO-II (new album on AltrOck)
FAR CORNER #3
FRENCH TV-I Forgive You for All My Unhappiness (great title!)
GUTBUCKET (album #5)
HUGH HOPPER-The Gift of Purpose (FINALLY - due in 10 days or less)
LED BIB-Bring Your Own (album #5)
PICCHIO DAL POZZO-a_live (new live album!)
PLANETA IMAGINARIO-Optical Delusions (great 3rd album by this great Catalan jazz/rock band. Warm melodies, Canterbury-styled jazz/rock rhythm section and tasteful large band arrangements, all recorded by Bob Drake for a great, live ensemble feel and sound.
RATIONAL DIET-3rd album
WADADA LEO SMITH and ED BLACKWELL-The Blue Mountain's Sun Drummer (never-before heard 1986 duo recording!)
SOFT MACHINE LEGACY-Relegation of Pluto/Live in Germany
JOHN SURMAN-Flashpoint: NDR Jazz Workshop 1969 CD + DVD (amazing, clear and crisp, black and white footage of John Surman with a ten piece band (Malcolm Griffiths, Alan Jackson, Erich Kleinschuster , Harry Miller, Mike Osborne, Fritz Pauer, Ronnie Scott, Alan Skidmore, Kenny Wheeler)in April, 1969. One of the most amazing documents of Brit jazz in its late 60s prime ever! This will blow minds.)
TZADIK announces the following: GREAT NEWS FOR ZORN FANS! 2010 will be a landmark year for John Zorn who promises 12 new CD releases-one every month! Included will be new music from The Dreamers, Moonchild and Alhambra, 3 new releases in The Book of Angels series, a major new studio composition dedicated to the Korean-American writer Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, a classical release featuring his acclaimed violin concerto Contes des Fées, the DVD release of his opera with Richard Foreman ASTRONOME, a ripping improvised duo recording with Fred Frith and undoubtedly several surprises. Most of the recordings are already completed and the release schedule set, so keep your eyes and ears open and expect a new Zorn release every 4th Tuesday of the month in 2010!
ROBERT WYATT/GILAD ATZMON/ROS STEPHEN-For the Ghosts Within
YUGEN-Iridule (new album with Dave Kerman, Guy Segers, Elaine Di Falco, Dave Willey, Mike Johnson. On AltrOck)

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Hi,

Here's what has come in in the last week - either new releases or restockings of items that have been unavailable:

Ad Vitam- Là où va le Vent $9.00 (special)
While they last, this is over 50% off the regular price!
Unfortunately I missed these guys when I went to Les Tritonales in Paris, but Ad Vitam is a mellow zeuhl band that features ex-Xaal guitarist Jad Ayache now playing piano and singing, as well as an additional male singer and two female singers (including Christian & Stella's daughter, Julie Vander!). The sound is somewhat similar to Offering in an even more stripped down way (just piano & voices). s[Le Triton]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Ad-Vitam---La-ou-la-Vent-(special)__Le-spc-Triton-spc-2505.aspx

Amygdala-Amygdala $9.00 (special)
Back in stock; this is 50% off the usual price.
This release is by a Japanese duo that Soleil Zeuhl discovered. Yoshiyuki plays keyboards/synths/programming and Yoshihiro Yamaji plays guitar and bass. All of the drums are programmed, but they do a very good job of it, and this excellent debut does not suffer from 'canned band syndrome'. "Amygdala is a Japanese band, heavily Zeuhl-influenced (much more on the UZ side than Magma, I'd say), with that RIO edge that seems to be the landmark of the greatest Japanese bands of these last few years. Almost all instrumental, the line-up features drums, bass, synths, piano, guitar & occasional other instruments. Dark, pulsating and complex, their music combines powerful rock energy & the insane rythmical patterns of Magma. Recommended to fans of dark sounds : Present, Univers Zero, Thollot, Ruins, Peter Frohmader etc..." [Soleil Zeuhl]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Amygdala---Amygdala-(special)__SOLEILZEUHLSPECIAL11.aspx

Julian  Arguelles-Momenta $11.00
"Momenta is Argüelles’ return to a big band setting, and is the culmination of composing, rehearsing and performing with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band.  Recorded live in concert, Momenta is a collection of new arrangements of Argüelles compositions, both old and new, plus two new compositions specifically for this project.  Argüelles is a highly versatile musician.  His ever-changing formats have produced acclaimed recordings and tours with trio, quartet, octet and solo, yet his relationship with big bands is a long-standing one.  As a teenager he was a member of the European Youth Jazz Orchestra, later becoming a founding member of the mid 80’s maverick ensemble, Loose Tubes.  He has worked with large groups led by Django Bates, and Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood of Breath, and has been with Kenny Wheeler’s Big Band for 20 years.  In addition, Argüelles has written for, amongst others, the Hamburg Radio Big band, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, and the Royal Academy of Music Jazz Orchestra.   And although he feels this project is an extension of his earlier arrangements, he admits that “the more I write music for large ensembles, the more it sounds how I had hoped!” [Basho Records]
http://waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Arguelles--Julian---Momenta__21-SRCD29-2.aspx

Astrakan-Astrakan $12.00
Back in stock and if you don't know this, you should definitely check it out! Highly recommended!
The little record that no one here knows about that many folks reading this will probably love. This is totally great in a avant progressive/jazz rock kinda way. A quintet of Michael Garcia: accordion/vibraphone/
keyboards, Dave Fowler: drums, Ray Hardy: tenor and soprano Saxophone, Oli Mayne: bass/synth, Jerry Wigens: guitar. Chris Cutler really liked it and had this to say, "If you gravitate, musically, to the more interesting end of the '60s and '70s, here is a five-piece group that might have been doing just what they are doing now then. As far from revivals, copies and prog horrors as you can imagine, Astrakan conjures the experimental end of Miller, Coxhill, Henry Cow, Hatfield et al, without pressure or imitation (they just think in a similar way) lightly drifting between careful close composition and loose extrapolation with rhythmic, harmonic and melodic ideas always to the fore. This is for the most part thoughtful music, not short on ideas, that nudges at the jazz end of the spectrum. Plenty of dynamics and a programme of honest pleasure without pretension."
They list their influences on their mypace page as: Influences from punk to free jazz to avant-garde classical music, ambient electronica, group improvisation, tango, psychedelia, prog rock etc etc etc.
Sounds Like Gong, Soft Machine, Acoustic Ladyland/Polar Bear, Miles, Jaga Jazzist, Peter Thomas Orchestra, Cinematic Orchestra, Mwandishi (Herbie Hancock early 70s band), Frank Zappa, Ozric Tentacles, Return to Forever, Joe Henderson, Girls Aloud.
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Astrakan---Astrakan__ASTRAKAN01.aspx

BBI-BBI $18.00
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BBI is Philippe Bussonet on bass (Magma's magnificent bassist since 1995, as well as one of the powers behind One Shot), Jean-Claude Buire on drums (drummer for Offering in the late 1980s) and Laurent Imperato on guitar (a founding member of Xaal, although he had left by the time they started recording. This was Philippe's side-band before co-forming One Shot and this studio work was recorded in 1996, but never released until now. They are a power trio that mixes the most 'rock' aspects of One Shot with elements of heavier bands such as Morglbl, Dysrhythmia and King Crimson, in an intense and powerful way, with Bussonet adding his massive bass sound. 3 of the 6 tracks were written Bussonet and they werre later re-recorded on the first One Shot CD three years later! Hot fusion. [Soleil Zeuhl]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/BBI---BBI__SOLEILZEUHL-spc-15.aspx

Pierre de Bethmann-Cubique $25.00
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I know that the price is prohibitive on this title, but you are just going to have to trust me on this one. This is a really excellent, French, 'electric jazz' record that veers strongly towards progressive rock. Pierre plays Fender Rhodes and he is joined by Jeanne Added (wordless vocals) (think of a jazzier 'Northettes'), two saxes, guitar, double bass and drums. Good tunes, fine playing and reminiscent of aspects of Hatfield and/or National Health at their very jazziest - but jazzier. Really nice. Recommended. [Plus Loin]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/de-Bethmann--Pierre---Cubique__15-PL-spc-4521.aspx

Caravan-In The Land Of Grey & Pink (expanded/remastered) $9.00 (special)
Fantastic remaster with bonus tracks. They boast improved sound, excellent liner notes, rare photos and tons of rare bonus tracks that have never before been heard! You just can't do better than these! If you don't know Caravan, this is THE album to start with.
THE BONUS MATERIAL - DETAILED REVIEW [by Aymeric Leroy]
* I Don't Know Its Name (alias The Word) (6:12)One of this set of reissues' most enjoyable revelations - a totally unknown Caravan song written and sung by Richard Sinclair. Being quite similar in structure to Winter Wine, and not a major departure from Caravan's style at the time, it's understandable why it was left off the album, although on the other hand it's a minor tragedy that it has remained unheard until now. Classic Caravan, and along with A Day In The Life Of Maurice Haylett, oneof the two major album outtakes from the original line-up.* Aristocracy (3:42)This is one of Pye Hastings' shorter songs on the subsequent album Waterloo Lily, heard here performed a year earlier with Dave Sinclair still in the line-up. The arrangement is quite similar apart from the obvious difference in keyboard instrumentation, but the overall performance, vocal and instrumental, is less assured than on the WL version, as exemplified by thefinal collapse.* It's Likely To Have A Name Next Week (instrumental demo of Winter Wine)(7:48) While not as fantastic as the released version (especially in the organ department - Dave's solo on it seemed to capture the very best of hundreds of improvisations, which is not the feeling you get here), this is interesting since it featured Richard humming the tune rather than singing the lyrics, which were penned sometime later. The opening section is totally different to its final incarnation, but other than that the structure of Winter Wine is already in place, only waiting for the extra touch of Caravan perfection to become the classic it remains to this day.* Group Girl (first version of Golf Girl with slightly different lyrics) (5:04)Very similar to the final version, with the exception of the windinstruments (John Beecham's trombone on the intro - who remains uncredited for his performance except for the Canterbury Tales compilation which restored his credit - and Jimmy Hastings' flute and piccolo) and some early lyrics that were later considered too personal and abandoned in favour of a more 'universal' story (of the "Pat" in the song, Richard sings that she "became a Missus", and that they "had a son... called Jason"). An interesting alternate take, in much the same way as a lot of the stuff on the Beatles"'Anthology" series.* Disassociation / 100% Proof (new mix) (8:35)This is an attempt to illustrate the amount of instrumental contributions committed to tape during the sessions for Nine Feet Underground, the final result being assembled from countless different takes in order to create the best possible performance (an easy process nowadays with the computer technology, an unbelievable mess of master tape thirty years back!!). Even Richard Sinclair's vocals are slightly different, with a couple of minor changes in the lyrics. The most obvious addition in the final jamming section is an energetic guitar solo by Pye, which is fine but certainly not up to the level of Dave's organ solos, but still an interesting alternative to the version we know so well. [Deram]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Caravan---In-The-Land-Of-Grey-and-Pink-(expandedremastered)-(special)__15-DERAM-spc-729832special.aspx

Cloudland Canyon-Fin Eaves $15.00
"Originally an all-things-not-Panthers outlet for guitarist Kip Ulhorn swapping musical ideas with Simon Wojan (now in King Khan and his Shrines), Cloudland Canyon spent several years interpreting the more structurally-challenged examples of Krautrock, '70s psych of the drone-discovering variety, spots of unnerving (in a good way) improv here and there, and the wonderful '90s bands that started out as head-scratchers and ended up as innovators (first-wave Siltbreeze and Kranky highlights). Fin Eaves, the band's third full-length overall, is the inaugural album from Cloudland Canyon Phase II. Joined once again by significant-other Kelly Ulhorn and a rotating cast of contributors, Kip has crafted a unique take on really, really goddamned loud and noisy. Most important--hinted at on 2008's Lie in Light--are big, unavoidable pop hooks clawing their way out of a pulsating, throbbing thickness of guitar, bass, who-knows-what-type-of-effects and understated but omnipresent drumming. Imagine a Flying Saucer Attack foundation supporting noise on par with the first two Iran albums, or maybe even Jesu, with flowing vocals providing the major pop-hook components. Cloudland Canyon's new creative level is not indebted to, but informed by the aforementioned band. Fin Eaves is an antidote for widespread devastation caused by Creative Bankruptcy and The Arrogance of Assumed Originality--two epidemics of devastating mediocrity that will cause our children to break their own ribs with convulsive laughter. This album will be slobbered over by both cobweb-crotched solitude-enthusiasts and beautiful people alike for years and years, necessitating a barrage of reissue box-sets that make that Stone Roses behemoth look like a cassingle. Here's your chance to get blown away the first time around." [Holy Mountain]
http://waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Cloudland-Canyon---Fin-Eaves__28-HOLY-spc-MOUNTAIN-spc-072811.aspx

Earth & Fire-Atlantis $9.00 (special)
Earth and Fire were an early 70's Dutch progressive band. This 1973 album was their 3rd release, and is generally agreed by all to be their best, along with their second. The band featured vocalist Jerney Kaagman, who has a clear, soaring voice similar in overall sound to Annie Haslam, although she doesn't sound like Annie. Also featured are keyboards (mostly Hammond organ, but also, piano, synths, melltron, etc.), guitars, bass and drums. Excellent female vocals and fine playing and instrumental breaks on this one. [Polydor]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Earth-and-Fire---Atlantis-(special)__15-Polydor-spc-273815.aspx

Earth & Fire-Song of the Marching Children $9.00 (special)
Earth and Fire were an early 70's Dutch progressive band. This 1971 album was their 2nd release, and is generally agreed by all to be their best. The band featured vocalist Jerney Kaagman, who has a clear, soaring voice similar in overall sound to Annie Haslam, although she doesn't sound like Annie. Also featured are keyboards (mostly Hammond organ, but also, piano, synths, melltron, etc.), guitars, bass and drums. Excellent female vocals and fine playing and instrumental breaks on this one. Start here! [Polydor]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Earth-and-Fire---Song-of-the-Marching-Children-(special)__15-POLYDOR-spc-598811.aspx

Eskaton-4 Visions (expanded/remastered) $18.00
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Emerging in the very late 1970's, Eskaton were one of the very first Zeuhl bands. This was their very first release, which came out originally on cassette only! At this time, the group consisted of three keyboardists (Fender Rhodes, organ, synthesizer), two female singers, guitar, bass and drums. They were a fine band and despite the fact that this was their first, this is definitely their best release. This has been remastered by Udi Koomran and also includes 4 bonus tracks. Highly recommended to any Zeuhl fan; this release is one of the best Magma-influenced recordings I know of. [Soleil Zeuhl]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Eskaton---4-Visions-(expandedremastered)__SOLEILZEUHL-spc-23.aspx

Anat Fort-And If $18.00
"Pianist Anat Fort's ECM debut, A Long Story (2007) may have featured her "dream team"—and was all the better for it—but there's something to be said for the comfort and chemistry of longtime collaborators. Bassist Gary Wang and drummer Roland Schneider may not have the cachet of Ed Schuller or Paul Motian, but having worked with the Israeli expat since 2004, they clearly get what she's about, making And If a fine follow-up to A Long Story that, in many ways, is even more indicative of Fort's intrinsic strengths and undeniable charm. Motian's spirit continues to loom large. As on A Long Story, Fort uses two readings of the same song—in this case, the aptly titled "Paul Motian"—to bookend another set of original compositions. The drum icon's textural breadth and suggestive temporal elasticity imbue both takes, though Schneider's softly rolling toms lend a more orchestral feel to the opening version—his sticks foreshadowing the stronger trio performance to come—in contrast to his brushes on "Paul Motian (2)," which help close the album on a more gently conclusive note. And If could only come from a group that has spent time together rehearsing and gigging. The neoclassical leaning of the buoyantly beautiful "Clouds Moving"—with stops and starts, shifting meters, and harmonic changes—transcends mere interpretation, placing greater demands with its more complex construction. Wang plays a purely supportive role, as Fort moves gradually towards greater extrapolation, always keeping her eye on the thematic ball and working in and around its relative confines. Some comparisons could be drawn to ECM label mate Ketil Bjørnstad, but Fort largely eschews the Norwegian pianist's rubato predilections for a more direct approach and different kind of freedom. And If may possess more structural immediacy, but the album's longest track and positional centerpiece revisits A Long Story's "Something 'Bout Camels," proving Fort's working trio capable of looser, more open-ended contexts, albeit with less jagged angularity. Beginning in near-silence with Wang's delicate arco harmonics, a Middle Eastern-inflected modal vamp insistently builds to a soft climax, and a rare bass solo that ultimately comes full circle, as Wang returns to his bowed harmonics and a gradual fade to black. "If" follows; a miniature where Fort's thematic structures are bolstered by Schneider's firmly defined yet strangely sideways pulse to pianist's implicit emphasis. The back-to-back "Lanesboro" and "Minnesota" turn from Mid-East to Midwest; a hauntingly beautiful ballad followed by a tune of greater insistence, as Wang becomes an economical, folkloric foil for Fort's profound melodism. With a set that runs the gamut from delicate balladry ("En If") to more assertive, idiosyncratic stance ("Nu"), Fort doesn't completely desert A Long Story's more intrinsic structural freedom. But with the empathic interplay of her longstanding working unit, she's able to explore more detailed writing, more direct rhythm, and a more satisfying confluence of her cultural upbringing and relatively newfound American home." - All About Jazz [ECM]
http://waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Fort--Anat---And-If__28-ECM2109.aspx

Golem-Orion Awakes $14.00
"Epic early to mid-1970's instrumental psychedelic space-rock from the Pyramid Records archive, said to be pseudonymous after-hours studio sessions featuring the biggest names on the Krautrock scene at the time; heavy drums, jamming guitars and Hammond organ: in short, and amazing improvised free-form trip of impressive magnitude, on par with the music of Krautrock heavyweights like Neu! and Gila. An adventurous atmosphere throughout, whether the result is hallucinogenic and jazzy ('Jupiter'), the heavy freak and roll of 'The Returning,' with crushing guitars and massive, repetitive almost funky rhythm, or the Jimi Hendrix-inspired 'Godhead Dance.' Booklet essay examines the controversy surrounding this and other recordings first made known to the world via Virgin Records' three disc "Unknown Deutschland" series of compilations from the 1990’s, including the fact that one "Genius P Orridge" is named as producer of the Golem album. It’s clear enough to all that Genius P Orridge is strangely similar to the name Genesis P Orridge, he of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV fame. The fact that the other names on the Golem album jacket lead nowhere only adds to the confusion. In any case, a deep and fascinating record, still fresh despite the years... and meant to be played loud." [Acme Records]
http://waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Golem---Orion-Awakes__18-ACLN-spc-1014.aspx

Peter Howell/John Ferdinando-Alice Through The Looking Glass (expanded) $14.00
"The first release (1969) from the home studio of future BBC Radiophonic Workshop composer Peter Howell (he wrote the second version of the Doctor Who theme tune for BBC-TV) and his musical partner John Ferdinando, makers of legendary albums under the names Ithaca, Agincourt, Friends, and Tomorrow Come Someday. This private press record was recorded as a musical backdrop for a stage version of "Alice through the Looking Glass" by local amateur dramatics group the Ditchling Players. The musical templates are inspired, Lewis Carroll's surreal poetry is as attractive as ever, and the project is colored by other English psychedelic acts of the era such as the Pink Floyd: indeed, it has been compared elsewhere to a pastoral equivalent of "Piper At The Gates of Dawn". There are numerous highlights scattered throughout the album, but pride of place must go to ‘Jabberwocky,’ an impressive mélange of treated vocals and backward tapes that is worth the price of admission alone. With its drowsy atmosphere, myriad sound effects and languid organ-based sound, "Alice" certainly invokes the spirit of the psychedelic age, albeit from the perspective of photogenic Middle England rather than hallucinogenic Middle Earth. Rarely can an album or book have ended with a more apposite line: "Life—what is it but a dream?" We are pleased as punch to be able to present the compact disc debut of "Alice"—and with extra material, too!" [Acme Records]
http://waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Howell--PeterJohn-Ferdinando---Alice-Through-The-Looking-Glass-%28expanded%29__18-ACLN-spc-1015.aspx

Human Zoo-Human Zoo $14.00
"Along with The Human Expression, The Human Zoo were from the Los Angeles suburbs of Westminster and were signed to Accent Records. Their album, released in 1970, was pressed in limited numbers and has become a rare collector's item. Just recently, a still sealed copy sold for $900 on Ebay. The Human Zoo album is a quirky blend of psychedelic, garage, and funky music. Managed by Jim Foster of The Human Expression and originally called The Circus, the band changed their name to the hipper-sounding Human Zoo in 1969. Now for the first time since 1970, here is an exact reissue of The Human Zoo album, taken from the original master tapes with all album artwork faithfully restored." {Cicadelic Records]
http://waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Human-Zoo---Human-Zoo__18-CICD-9668.aspx

Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble-Here be Dragons $18.00
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Second full-length from this Euro ensemble mixing electronica and jazz and beyond.
"The sophomore record from Germany’s Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble did not receive much press stateside on its release, but its ominously toned, slow-burning post-jazz indelibly burrowed itself into the psyche of the few brave North Americans willing to venture its uncertain shores. The title of Here Be Dragons literally means dangerous or unexplored territories, in reference to the placing of mythological creatures in blank areas of medieval maps. Certainly, the record captures that sense of taking bold chances in the name of progress and discovery, albeit in the realm of music. From its roots as the duo of electronic manipulator Jason “Bong-Ra” Köhnen and drummer Gideon Kiers, TKDE has since expanded to a seven-piece collective. Naturally, their recordings have come to reflect this, as the comparatively obvious sound of their 2005 debut has developed into a supremely textured, vividly cinematic tour de force. Here Be Dragons is an intelligent and nuanced record, full of swells and sighs, utterly epic yet incalculably subtle, existing somewhere between keen, intuitive live improvisation and the best-laid plans of mad scientists. Experimental music is rarely this consistently captivating."-rateyourmusic.com [Ad Noisem]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Kilimanjaro-Darkjazz-Ensemble---Here-be-Dragons__15-ADN-spc-120.aspx

King Crimson-The Collectable King Crimson, Volume 5: Live in Japan 1995 - 2 x CDs $17.00
"The 5th release in this Collectable series, which offers fans high quality historic recordings at a value-added price, features the expanded audio taken from the original concert used for the band's Deja VROOOM DVD. The audio from the DVD has been extensively (& poorly) pirated & issued as a bootleg CD under the 'Live in Japan' title. The best way to ensure that fans have access to the material from the best quality source is to officially release the material on CD. This edition comes with two additional band tracks, photos and liner notes not featured on the original DVD." [DGM]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/King-Crimson---The-Collectable-King-Crimson--Volume-5--Live-in-Japan-1995---2-x-CDs__17-DGM-spc-5010.aspx

Kraan-Diamonds $14.00
New 2010 album by this much loved and long-lived German band, now consisting of the trio of, Hellmut Hattler / bass, Jan Fride / drums, Peter Wolbrandt / guitar, synthesizer, vocals. After surprising everyone by coming back with an excellent live album in 2001 and playing incredible shows at ProgDay and NEARFest,they have released two solid albums in the 00s and have shown themselves to still be a vibrant force. [36 Music]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Kraan---Diamonds__36014.aspx

Chris Laurence Quartet-New View $9.00
Chris Laurence is a bassist who has appeared on many Brit-jazz classics in the past. Nice to see a new release from him. This one features Frank Ricotti-vibes, John Parricelli-electric and acoustic guitars, Martin France-drums, Chris on bass adn Norma Winstone-vocals on two tracks. The Pieces are by Laurence, Kenny Wheeler, Steve Swallow, John Parricelli, John Surman, John Taylor, and others.
"Chris Laurence plays regularly with John Surman, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor and Norma Winstone. In the classical world he was principal double bass with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields until 1995, playing on many of their famous recordings ranging from the film "Amadeus" to Benjamin Britten's "Curlew River". Jazz artists he has recorded with include trombonist J.J. Johnson, Tony Coe, Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughan, Norma Winstone and Johnny Mathis." [Basho]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Laurence--Chris---New-View__21-Basho-spc-18.aspx

Charles Lloyd-Mirror $18.00
"Sometimes the trust in knowing can yield more than the excitement of uncharted territory. Charles Lloyd ratchets down the energy from Rabo De Nube (ECM, 2008), one of the most exciting, free-wheeling albums and new groups of the saxophonist's half century career. Relying on the quartet's increasingly profound chemistry—and mostly recycled material rather than Rabo's largely new set of originals—Lloyd continues his upward trajectory; his intrinsically spiritual nature a moving force behind an album somewhat reminiscent of The Water is Wide (ECM, 2000). The Water is Wide's multigenerational quintet of established greats and stars-in-the-making, however, culled low-keyed material from a longer recording session that also yielded the energetic follow-up, Hyperion with Higgins (ECM, 2001). Instead, Mirror teams Lloyd with three active, thirty-something musicians on the vanguard of 21st Century American jazz. Garnering plenty of attention for his own records, Jason Moran has proven an even more astute sideman, in particular for his recent work with Lloyd and ECM label-mate Paul Motian, whose Lost in a Dream (2010), shed new light on the pianist's mélange of Monk-ian angularity, free-wheeling improvisational extremes, and lyrical impressionism. He brings the same sensibility to Mirror, but its general emphasis on ballads, and ambling swing creates a different set of extemporaneous demands, though he does fly into more outré space on a far more powerful and open-ended version of the traditional "Lift Every Voice and Sing" than on Lift Every Voice (ECM, 2002), and "Being and Becoming," from Which Way is East (ECM, 2004), Lloyd's intimate duo album with Billy Higgins, recorded shortly before the iconic drummer's passing in 2001. Positioned near Mirror's conclusion, these tracks contrast powerfully with Lloyd's title track—originally on his 1989 ECM debut, Fish Out of Water, but delivered here with a touch more energy and plenty more commitment—and an equally direct look at "Desolation Sound," from Canto (ECM, 1994). Throughout Lloyd's previously visited originals, traditional spirituals (The Water is Wide's title track, here, going straight to church) and standards, Harland and bassist Reuben Rogers propel the music with more egalitarian interest. Two Monk tunes—the balladic "Ruby, My Dear" and rubato "Monk's Mood"—demonstrate Moran's inescapable roots, while Lloyd turns "Caroline, No," from The Beach Boys' classic Pet Sounds (Capitol, 1966), into a thing of simmering beauty. Saving the best for last, Lloyd's gentle narration on Which Way is East's "Tagi"—layered over a backdrop of Rogers' arco and Moran's impressionistic pianism—is nothing short of transcendental. Ebbing and flowing with spiritual profundity, Lloyd turns to saxophone for a modal solo driven by Harland's intensifying pulse, before the quartet dissolves for a tranquil coda, bringing Mirror full circle. While not turning entirely away from the Rabo De Nube's unfettered freedom, Mirror's greatest success is its quartet's palpably growing sense of trust, allowing the freedom to explore without the compulsion to resort to the obvious or the melodramatic. Instead, the smallest gestures become amplified, as Mirror continues to bolster Lloyd's latest ensemble as one of the best—and certainly the freest—of his long career." - All About Jazz [ECM]
http://waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Lloyd--Charles---Mirror__28-ECM2176.aspx

Metronome the City-Electric Elements Exposed $11.00
"Metronome the City is a rare find: a band able to maintain a unified sound whilst jumping between disparate genres and tempos without missing a beat. The intricate stylings of this New Orleans-based group were first brought to my attention by a friend who caught one of their hometown shows last month. With rhythmic dexterity and heavily textured soundscapes that invoke Primus, Fugazi, Medeski Martin & Wood and a host of other greats, I took an interest myself after hearing the opening strains of Metronome’s self-released full-length, Electric Elements Exposed.
The album begins with “A Carefully Prepared Leg of a Dead Frog Twitches When Stimulated Electrically,” a slinky, reverb-inflected song driven by the lonely bleats of a single horn. It isn’t nearly as coldly clinical as the title might suggest – with an aural replication of nighttime nature straight from the swamp, you can hear the crickets, the crawling things, as they buzz and chatter low and syncopated in the background. Here is where the bayou shows through: those New Orleans roots are hard to hide.
Then things change abruptly, and Metronome’s sonic syncretism hits you with the following track, “Rotating Electrostatic Generator.” It’s far more cacophonic and unhinged, merging dark indie prog jams with Nintendo-core straight outta King Koopa’s castle. Sounds somewhat follow suit for “Non-Coincidental Peak Load,” where Trans Am and Brainiac collide in a frenetic kinetic breakdown before we are once again introduced to another side of Metronome on “Transmission Stabilization,” which rocks a dub groove and punchy fuzzy guitars that float by in a distorted smoky haze.
Although these sonic shifts may seem extreme, when listening to the album it all sounds quite effortless and natural. This is instrumental rock ‘n’ roll at its best – it needs to be this inventive to keep my attention – and Metronome The City does quite well. The track titles may be a bit wacky, but that matters little when the musicianship is this solid. (And, in their favor, they do have a delightful little 10” for sale which comes in pink vinyl.) For fans of quirky indie pop, prog rock, jazz excursions and psychedelic explorations, Metronome does the trick. You’ve got atmospherics and adventure, intellect and emotion here, and it’s tough to shake."-Kristen Sollee, The Big Takeover [MTC]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Metronome-The-City---Electric-Elements-Exposed__MTC-spc-01.aspx

Metronome the City-Object About to be Destroyed $12.00
Second and latest album by this eclectric progressive band from New Orleans.
"This is the second disc from the little-known New Orleans prog band, whose first disc was praised here when they left us with copies a couple of years back. Great, sort-of tight Crimsonesque math/progressive interlocking guitar lines with strong XTC-like vocals (on a few tracks) which then warps into a dub section. Like Naked City, this band keeps surprising us by with numerous changes in direction: post-surf, hard rock, inventive Dr. Nerve-like precision and even some Devo-ish humorous aspects. The final piece is a long epic that features a fine sitar introduction which builds into an impressive progressive jam. It's rare to hear acoustic sitar and electric guitar interweaving their lines but this is what makes this piece special. It eventually weaves back down to a somber raga-like section, then erupts with an intense Crimson-like conclusion. Metronome the City have again provided us with an overlooked treasure." - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music [MTC]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Metronome-The-City---Object-to-be-Destroyed__MTC-spc-02.aspx

One Shot-Reforged (expanded/remixed/remastered) $18.00
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A reissue of the very first, originally self-titled release by One Shot, which was self-released by the band in a edition of 500. This is a superb release by bassist Philipppe Buissonnet (Magma), keyboardist Emmanuel Borghi (Magma), guitarist James MacGaw (Magma) & drummer Daniel Jeand'heur who does not play with Magma, but he's as great as the others and why would Magma need another drummer? Recorded in one day, with a very live sound. The sound is a very appealing combination of Zeuhl mixed with electric Miles (dig the smoky organ & great Fender Rhodes work) and great guitar work.
"This new issue has been re-mixed by James Mac Gaw & Pierre Luzy & was remastered for better dynamics. It has 1 bonus track, recorded the same day as the album & not featured on the first issue. New cover art too."  [Soleil Zeuhl]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/One-Shot---Reforged__SOLEIL-spc-ZEUHL-spc-25.aspx

Quad Sax-Quad Sax $20.00
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Written by Gilbert Artman (Lard Free, Urban Sax), Quad Sax is a miniature distillation of the ideas of Urban Sax; 4 saxophones playingspacey, hocket- riddled music with some percussives. This is the only material available of Artman's fantastic Urban Sax style music, so even though it doesn't quite reach the heights of Urban Sax, due to the much smaller lineup, it's still pretty necessary. [Spalax]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Quad-Sax---Quad-Sax__05-SPALAX-spc-14563.aspx

Quarteto Novo-Quarteto Novo $11.00
"An impressive late-'60s Brazilian jazz album, featuring early work by percussionist Airto Moreira, multi-instrumental madman, Hermeto Pascoal, and the politically-inclined MPB songwriter Geraldo Vandre, along with guitarists Theo De Barros and Heraldo Do Monte . The album opens with "O Ovo," a brisk update of the turn-of-the-century "choro" style popularized by Pixinguinha, Dunga and other Brazilian musical pioneers. The album gradually progresses into more modern, straightforward jazz material (which isn't as much fun) and even a Luiz Gonzaga forro tune. The playing throughout is very rich, well recorded, and vastly superior to many of their Braz-jazz contemporaries, even dipping into a mellow Vince Guaraldi-style vibe. This isn't just a cool footnote into the early careers of several of Brazil's most important musicians, it's also a very enjoyable, well-performed album. Recommended!" [Blue Note]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Quarteto-Novo---Quarteto-Novo__15-ODEON-spc-789630.aspx

Shub Niggurath-Introduction $18.00
Back in stock!
Shub Niggurath were a brilliant, very dark, French Zeuhl band. The original line-up (the only line-up that matters, imo) featured Alain Baullaud-bass, Franck Coulaud-drums, Franck Fromy-guitar, percussion, Jean-Luck Hervé-piano, harmonium, Ann Stewart-vocals and Veeronique Verdier-trombone. The seemingly burst out of nowhere with their stunning debut album on Musea (Musea's first release, iirc) "Les Morts Vont Vite" and then dissapeared back into whatever dark hell had inspired them in the first place. BUT: what many didn't know is that in 1984/85, in preparation for a tour, they had recorded a 41' session that was issued only as a cassette tape. A copy of the tape had come to us in the mail with no contact information and I had thought it was pretty great, and then I never heard of them again until their album was released 3-4 years later! Now over 25 years later, these recordings, which feature 5 songs - only one of which was later re-recorded for Les Morts Vont Vite - have been newly transfered and mastered by Udi Koomran for the enjoyment of Zeuhl fans/dark avant-progressive. Recommended. [Soleil Zeuhl]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Shub-Niggurath---Introduction__SOLEILZEUHL22.aspx

Gwilym Simcock-Perception $11.00
"Basho Records is delighted to announce the long-awaited debut album from UK piano star Gwilym Simcock! This stunning album demonstrates Gwilym’s remarkable strengths as composer, his extraordinary abilities on the piano and showcases the two main ensembles he has developed with some of the UK’s finest musicians. Produced by Jason Yarde (twice Mercury nominated), and featuring the great saxophonist Stan Sulzmann, leading guitarist John Parricelli, and the outstanding rhythm section of bassist Phil Donkin, drummer Martin France, percussionist Ben Bryant, Perception will be launched at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 16th November with Gwilym’s sextet playing support to jazz legend Charlie Haden on the opening night of the 2007 London Jazz Festival." [Basho Records]
http://waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Simcock--Gwilym---Perception__21-SCRD24-2.aspx

Snake Oil-Uppercut Attitude  Volume 1 & 2 : 2 x CDs 26.00
Back in stock!
This is the second album by this instrumental French fusion quartet with heavy zeuhl influences, none of which is surprising at all when you learn that the drummer and main composer is Daniel Jeand'heur, the fantastic drummer of One Shot. There's a lot of similarities to One Shot musically and the musical palette is similar (Boris Blanchet-tenor and soprano sax, Romain Nassini-Fender Rhodes piano, Greg Théueniau-growling bass and Daniel). This has one disc of studio material and one disc of live recordings, which adds Magma/One Shot guitarist James MacGaw. Pretty fantastic overall, no matter how you slice it up! Another highly recommended release! [12 Prod]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Snake-Oil---Uppercut-Attitude-Volume-1-and-2---2-x-CDs__SOLEIL12PROD04.aspx

Cédric Vuille-Faire $18.00
The third solo album by the leader, guitarist, clarinetist and main composer of L'Ensemble Raye. Cedric performs on lots of ukuleles, guitars, banjos, cuatro, bass and other oddball, terminally unhip but great stringed instruments, clarinet, ocarina, percussion and keyboards and is joined by guests on drums and percussion, voice, flute, accordion and more. Another excellent light-hearted album that is filled with complex, interlocking guitar lines, funny melodies and good spirits. [Raye]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Vuille--Cedric---Faire__Rayes-spc-007.aspx

Huw Warren/Peter Herbert/Martin France - Hermeto+ $11.00
"Hermeto+ includes arrangements of the music of Brazilian genius Hermeto Pascoal, alongside Huw Warren’s own eclectic compositions. Warren’s own music-making has been strikingly influenced by the highly idiosyncratic work of Hermeto Pascoal which fuses experimental and jazz influences with the rhythmically infectious folk idioms of Rural Brazil (eg. Baio, Forro, Chorino, Frevo) along with the better known urban variations of Samba. Pascoal is also celebrated for his sonic invention - using many sounds from nature and the use of familiar objects as unconventional instruments. Pascoal's music has an infectious sense of fun, and this mix of experimentalism, rhythmic vitality and humour is a central aspect of the project." [Basho]
http://waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Warren--HuwPeter-HerbertMartin-France---Hermeto-plus-__21-SRCD30-2.aspx

Norma Winstone-Stories Yet to Tell $18.00
"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, plus originals and covers of themes by Maria Schneider and Wayne Shorter. Armando Manzanero's lost-love ballad Just Sometimes is magical, with Klaus Gesing's bass clarinet and Glauco Venier's piano gliding around Winstone as if comforting her. Dori Caymmi's Like a Lover is a sublime reflection, and Manfred Eicher's production superbly captures Winstone's upper-range purity and the sonorities of reeds and keys on Gesing's gliding Sisyphus. The Armenian Cradle Song hypnotically rocks to a mix of wordless vocals and Winstone's lyrics, and Venier's lively arrangement of the traditional Lipe Rosize is a ghostly theme that becomes increasingly folksy and bouyant. The 13th-century troubadour song En Mort d'En Joan de Cucanh sounds eerily as if it's happening in some faraway part of a church. Converts won't be disappointed." - The Guardian [ECM]
http://waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Winstone--Norma---Stories-Yet-To-Tell__28-ECM2158.aspx

Yair Yona-Remember $12.00
"Israel isn't exactly known as a hotbed for acoustic steel-string guitar music, but guitarist/instrumentalist and all-around sonic ambassador Yair Yona seems determined to change all of that. From his headquarters in Tel Aviv, where he also runs the fabulous Anova Music label and Small Town Romance blog, Yona is composing some of the most genre-bending music for solo steel-string heard since Sandy Bull opened up all the possibilities around the idiom in the 60's. As a musician, Yona's story isn't terribly different than that of many guitarists who have experienced life-altering epiphanies upon hearing Bert Jansch for the first time. Instead of turning his back completely on rock and the cornucopia of sounds which swelled in his head, his musical trajectory placed the acoustic center stage for a wide panorama of musical styles and textures to envelop. Remember, Yona's astonishing debut solo album, is a celebration of the Takoma Records school coarsely filtered through a multi-hued prism of sound, resulting in an intelligent collection of compositions delivered in a fully-formed and strikingly singular voice.
Originally issued in 2009 on Anova, Remember received rave rumblings from the grassroots steel string blogs and fan sites, finding its way into the circle of steel-string heads. Reissued via our Resurrection Series, Remember is a fabulous and strikingly mature take on American and British guitar styles, updated with well-placed indie and post-rock flourishes and touches of Eastern European folk music. Yair Yona's playing is fabulous throughout, utilizing alternate tunings, syncopations, and an immense compositional instinct to lead a Fahey-type acoustic sound across a smartly placed landscape of electronics, banjo, bass guitar and strings. Tunes range in reference from Robbie Basho to Jack Rose and even Godspeed You! Black Emperor, comprising a truly ambitious yet highly accessible body of work. Remember is a gorgeous work by a young guitarist distinguishing himself as one of the most vital members of the solo acoustic revival movement." [Strange Attractors]
http://waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Yona--Yair---Remember__SAAH062.aspx

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Below are five new Cuneiform releases which are not going to be generally released for another 2 weeks, but which you can buy directly from us now.

Our releases are available from us to our direct mail customers several weeks before they are generally released or available from other sources. We spend a small fortune on our releases and your direct purchase from us via Wayside Music helps us tremendously and is *extremely* important to our being able to continue our work and our release schedule. Thank you for your interest and support of our work.

The Microscopic Septet-Friday the 13th: The Micros Play Monk $15.00
Since its founding in 1980, under the co-leadership and co-compositional duties of soprano saxophonist Phillip Johnston and pianist Joel Forrester, "the Micros" have been "New York's most famous unknown band"; since 1990, the catchy, film noir theme they created for NPR’s “Fresh Air with Terry Gross” has aired  daily on stations across America, and may now be the most-broadcast jazz tune in the world.
Composer and pianist Thelonious Sphere Monk (1917-82) is one of the top creative deities in the pantheon of American Jazz Greats.  His tunes, once considered radical and appreciated only by the cognoscenti, are now beloved standards. The music of Monk was also the catalyst that sparked the creation of one of New York’s most legendary and important jazz groups, the Microscopic Septet.
In 1974, the Monk tune: "Well You Needn’t" first brought the future Micros co-leaders together by chance. Johnston was living in the Bowery at the time, and Forrester, hearing music, barged into his apartment, unannounced: "I was playing a Thelonious Monk tune, and a guy I had never seen before came walking through my door, which wasn’t locked - those were the hippie days..." The encounter sparked a friendship and working relationship, in which Monk’s music reverberated on multiple levels across the years. Another chance encounter – at chicken and ribs place West Boondock, forged Forrester’s friendship with the Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswarter. And through the Baroness, Forrester would ultimately meet and periodically play piano for Monk. Since Johnston and Forrester’s first meeting, Monk’s music has remained an inspiration and guiding light throughout their music careers. In addition to creating and playing their own music, they always played Monk’s music with the Microscopic Septet, but due to their limited number of releases and  their copious original songbook (more than 180 tunes), they only previously recorded one Monk composition. This new CD rectifies this omission. Featuring original arrangements of 12 Monk tunes, half from “back in the day” and half newly-written for this recording, the Microscopic Septet make clear their line of descent from Monk. Bottom line: there are many Thelonious Monk-themed discs, but this is the most personalized take on Thelonious Monk there is. It's obviously Monk, but at every moment it's also very obviously the Microscopic Septet! The humor and angularity of Monk’s compositions mesh easily and joyfully with the elaboration and juxtaposition  of the Micros-style arranging. This is a true celebration of Monk by a group that can arguably be called his most sensitive and sensational heirs.
Featuring gorgeous art work by New Yorker artist Barry Blitt – the man responsible for the infamous and controversial "Michelle and Barack 'fist-bump'" cover and other contentious-yet-humorous artwork- and liner notes by jazz critic and long-time Micros fan Peter Keepnews, Friday the 13th is surprising yet inevitable: a long overdue party with the master, at which The Micros Play Monk.
You can hear a track from the album here: http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/realaudio/Micros_Bye-a.mp3 [Cuneiform]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Microscopic-Septet---Friday-the-13th--The-Micros-Play-Monk__Rune-spc-310.aspx

Richard Pinhas-Metal/Crystal 2 x CDs $17.00
On Metal/Crystal, French experimental guitarist and electronic musician Richard Pinhas summons the assistance of noise artists Merzbow (Masami Akita) from Japan and Wolf Eyes from USA to weave a spellbinding aural web that spans 2 CDs.Over the years, many artists in the 'noise arena' have expressed interest in his pioneering use of synthesizers and electronics  in rock and contemporary music. Pinhas has likewise been intrigued by various areas of the ‘noise’ scene and Metal/Crystal, recorded "during these two worst years of my life" reflects these influences strongly. Metal/Crystal also intertwines some of the most radical electro-acoustic sonic innovations to emerge from three different continents: Europe, Asia and North America. Pinhas has been ceaselessly innovative in a career spanning more than 30 years, and recently has been exploring areas of the international ‘noise’ scene. His newest release shows him working with two of that scene’s highest profile artists; Merzbow and Wolf Eyes are considered to be the premier ‘noise artists’ of their respective countries. Metal/Crystal is Pinhas’ second collaboration with Merzbow, the originator of Japanese noise music. It is Pinhas’ first release with Michigan's Wolf Eyes, whom he’s worked with since 2007. In addition to Merzbow and Wolf Eyes, Metal/Crystal features several of Pinhas’ longtime collaborators: Antoine Paganotti (drums), Didier Batard (bass), Patrick Gauthier (mini-Moog) (all ex members of Heldon and/or Magma); Jerome Schmidt (electronics), whom Pinhas has recorded and toured extensively with for 2 decades; and his son Duncan Pinhas (electronics), who also helped mix the album with Laurent Peyron and Francis Gernet. The album’s artwork, by Yann Legendre and Joy Burke, features intricate, back-and-white cartoon-like drawings, with images hidden inside larger forms. The 6 lengthy tracks on Metal/Crystal features some of Pinhas’ most melodic guitar riffs in recent years, as well as his ‘noisiest’ sonic abstractions ever. Whether with his band Heldon or under his own name, Richard Pinhas has been at the forefront of the meging of electronics with rock music for over 35 years! Metal/Crystal is two full length CDs of radical music that sells at a radically reasonable price!
You can hear a track from the album here: http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/realaudio/RPinhas_BiPolarity.mp3 [Cuneiform]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Pinhas--Richard---MetalCrystal-2-x-CDs__Rune-spc-308-309.aspx

Jason Robinson-The Two Faces of Janus $15.00
The Two Faces of Janus - one face looking at the past, one face looking towards the future. Borrowed from Greek mythology, Janus is an apt metaphor for the lat-est release by accomplished reedist and composer Jason Robinson. Robinson first appeared on Cuneiform with the long-running collective ensemble Cosmologic. Now he steps forward with a solo album that features a stellar band, all of whom are distinguished figures in jazz and improvised music as well as all being top-drawer bandleaders in their own right:
Jason Robinson -– tenor and soprano saxes, flute
Marty Ehrlich – alto sax, bass clarinet
Rudresh Mahanthappa – alto sax
Liberty Ellman – guitar
Drew Gress – bass
George Schuller – drums
The music is angular, expressive, emotional and virtuosic. Using Robinson's compositions as a base, all the players dig in and with their solos and ensemble interplay raise the stakes to make an outstanding contemporary work. The album seam-lessly moves from hard swinging grooves to beautiful ab-straction and features great work from all of these tremendous players. Robinson’s playing and composing embodies the duality of the Janus metaphor; his music draws from the rich historical and modern traditions of jazz  and he creates a decidedly modern and unique musical vision. The Two Faces of Janus also positions Robinson – originally from the West Coast  – within New York’s most innovative community of creative and visionary jazz musicians. With the release of this modern classic, Robinson has arrived!
“…the saxophonist himself has a warm expressive tone, occasionally dipping into freer realms yet always staying true to the structure of his compositions.”– Signal to Noise
You can hear a track from the album here: http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/realaudio/JRobinson_Pacamayo.mp3 [Cuneiform]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Robinson--Jason---The-Two-Faces-of-Janus__Rune-spc-311.aspx

Univers Zero-Heresie (expanded/remixed/remastered) $15.00
"...an incredibly powerful listening experience. In fact, Heresie is a stunning one-of-a-kind item which has never been duplicated by anyone -- including Univers Zero." – Bill Tilland/All Music Guide
How does a group follow up a auspicous and unique debut recording? A recording that is so completely out of step with everything that is currently in fashion in popular and even in experimental music that nearly 35 years later, it still is able to surprise people hearing it for the first time. How? Well, if you were Univers Zero, you did it by moving even more to the extremes of your music. While the influences from 20th Century classical music (Stravinsky, Bartok, Huybrechts) mixed with aspects of progressive rock (the angularity of King Crimson added to the unique zeuhl sound of Magma) remain, they are stripped down and presented in the starkest and darkest way possible. Guitarist Roger Trigaux still plays some amazing licks, but for much of the album, he is hunched over the harmonium (a 19th century pump organ), which gives the music an eerie, gothic sound - a gothic sound matched by the other front line instruments of violin/viola and oboe/bassoon. Meanwhile the rhythm section is completely electric, with heavy Magma-influenced bass and with Daniel Denis' fantastic drumming propelling everything foward.
Originally released in 1979, Heresie has long been considered a high-water mark of new music composition, performance, and dark, sinister intensity for over 30 years and has never been out of print. This reissue transforms and updates Univers Zero’s most infamous work with a new cover that uses bits of the original packaging, as well as many new elements. It also has a striking and clear new remix from the 1979 multi-track tapes that defines and clarifies all the instruments in a way that is much more focused than previous editions. Never have Daniel's cymbal's so clearly sizzled with such menace or has Guy's bass gone so low into the underworld. The reissue is accompanied by a 16 page booklet containing a history of the band’s years during the Heresie period and illustrated with archival photos. Lastly, there is a 12 minute, relvelatory bonus track from very early in the group's life added; a track that later was cannibalized by its composer, into bits that would eventually find their way into "Ersatz" on Le Poison Qui Rend Fou and "The Limping Little Girl" and "Ceux D'En Bas (Suite)" on N°6  by Roger's post UZ group, Present. One of the most significant avant-progressive rock albums of the very late 1970s just got even more significant!
“The music is consistently ominous, always hinting at the heaviness of metal but never pummelling the listener. And when it occasionally gets dense, it’s a slab of strange, ingenious orchestration you hear, rather than a simple overdriven amp sound.”  – Nick Storring, Exlaim!
You can hear a track from the album here: http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/realaudio/UZ_Jack%20the%20Ripper.mp3 [Cuneiform]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Univers-Zero---Heresie-(expandedremixedremastered)__Rune-spc-313.aspx

Uz Jsme Doma-Caves $15.00
Uz Jsme Doma (pronounced  "Oozh (rhymes with 'rouge') Smeh Dough-Ma)  (in English, “Now I Get It”) seemed to appear out of nowhere in the early 1990s, but it was a little more complicated than that. When the group came together in the small border town of Teplice in Czechoslovakia in 1985, rock was freedom and freedom was illegal. Via Western radio and smuggled tapes, however, the band came into contact with punk rock as well as more avant-garde bands. It wasn't until the fall of the Communist government that they were able to record and tour, which they then proceeded to do with a vengence; the group have toured the US a remarkable 17 times and have played nearly 2,000 gigs during their lifetime! The group has won a strong following with their great releases and their constant, high energy tours. 25 years after their founding, their music combines the energy of punk rock - their original inspiration - while ignoring genre walls and adding more complex structures taken from avant-garde and avant-progressive bands and even from folk music of their native land. They are living, fire-breathing, alternative rock legends: one of “the two great Bastions of the Czech alternative scene” said the Prague Post, who ranked them in importance beside the Plastic People of the Universe. They are a singular, powerful group whose shows win them instant fans for life and whose musical voice is the voice of joy and freedom. Currently the group is made up of leader Miroslav Wanek on lead vocals, guitars and piano, Pepa Cervinka on bass and vocals, Adam Tomasek on trumpet and vocals, Tomas Paleta on drums and Martin Velisek who designs all the band art work, and is a full band member whose “instruments“ are brushes and paints. The album comes with a 12 page, full color booklet with Martin's artwork. UJD are a group I have long had my eyes on; I saw them for the first time in the mid 1990s and several times since then and I am very pleased that we are able to work together on this, their seventh studio album.
"Half a dozen LPs in, this 22-year Czech band is free of its remarkable founding narrative as a band banned by the former Communist Czechoslovakian regime just for existing...What remains is the fierce commitment to the freedom inherent in Western art-damaged music. Uz embody the absolute unpredictability in Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention primarily, but also the multi-influence, anti-pop clatter of the Residents, Captain Beefheart, Pere Ubu, 1977 punk, and...prog. You won't know what they're singing about in Czech, but the limitless hyper-energy and collision of styles piling on each other with remarkable precision, always turns ears....it's glorious..." – Jack Rabid
You can hear a track from the album here: http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/realaudio/UJD_Droplet.mp3  [Cuneiform]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Uz-Jsme-Doma---Caves__Rune-spc-312.aspx

Cuneiform new release bundle (for USA & Canada only) 5 CDs $70.00
Save $10.00 (in costs + postage combined), when you buy this package of all 5 new Cuneiform titles (The Microscopic Septet, Richard Pinhas, Jason Robinson, Univers Zero, Uz Jsme Doma). Thank you!
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=CUNEIFORMBUNDLE

Cuneiform new release bundle (for customers outside of the USA and Canada) 5 CDs $84.00
Save $10.00 (in costs + postage combined), when you buy this package of all 5 new Cuneiform titles (Richard Pinhas, Jason Robinson, The Microscopic Septet, Univers Zero, Uz Jsme Doma). Thank yo
http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=CUNEIFORMBUNDLE-E

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Recent reviews (or recently *discovered* reviews) of Cuneiform artists and titles (in English only):

GEORGE CARTWRIGHT /CURLEW
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=37336

SOFT MACHINE
http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk/cd-reviews/ndr-jazz-workshop.html

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You can always see which of our artists are on tour and get the links to the venues at:
http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/tours.html
or
http://my.calendars.net/cuneiform/
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THE CLAUDIA QUINTET
September 27 - The Cedar Cultural Center - 16 Cedar Avenue South - Minneapolis, MN 55454 (612) 338-2674 (with Dave King Trucking Company) $15.00

September 29 - Moraine Valley Community College - John and Angeline Oremus Theater - Chicago, IL $10.00

September 30 - tba - Indiana University - Bloomington, Indiana

October 1 - Oberlin College - Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse - Hales Annex -180 W. Lorain St - Oberlin, OH (440) 775-8562

October 2 - 14th Annual Edgefest - Ann Arbor, MI

ERGO
November 12 - BAM Cafe - 30 Lafayette Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 8:30 pm - FREE!

LED BIB
November 14 - London Jazz Festival @ Vortex Jazz Club - London, UK

November 27 - The Shed - Brawby, Malton, UK

MAHAVISHNU PROJECT
Plays the music of Jeff Beck - from Wired, Blow By Blow, There and Back and more

September 16 - Regattabar - The Charles Hotel - One Bennett Street - Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 661.5000 - 7:30 pm

October 2 - NJProghouse at Rock'n Joe - 3670 Route 27 - Kendall Park NJ 08824 - 7:30 pm

October 8 - Toad's Place - 300 York Street - New Haven, CT (203) 624.8623 - 9:00 pm

November 4 - Mexicali Live - Thu Nov 4th  (8pm)
1409 Queen Anne Rd. - Teaneck NJ 07666 (201) 833.0011 - 8:00 pm

MATS/MORGAN BAND
October 23 -  Gouveia Art Rock - Gouveia, Portugal

December 11 - Pjeireblues - Belgium (with Jimmy Ågren Band)

MIRIODOR
September 19 - Rock in Opposition Festival 2010 - Cap Decouverte - 81450 Le Garric (Carmaux) France

September 21 - Le Baloard - 21 Boulevard Louis Blanc - 34000 Montpellier, France (04) 67 79 36 68

September 25 - Sonic Circuits Festival - La Maison Française - 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest - Washington, DC 20007-2170 (Miriodor will be opening for Univers Zero)

THE MUFFINS
September 18 - Sonic Circuits Festival - La Maison Française - 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest - Washington, DC 20007-2170 (The Muffins will be playing shortly before Magma, although it is a separate admission. Also on the bill: Pilesar, Vector Trio, Hume )

MUJICIAN
Tony Levin's 70th Birthday Celebration - UK tour. All dates also feature the Aki Takasi Trio (with Tony also on drums)!

October  7 - St Georges Hall - Bristol, UK (0845) 40 24 001

October 8 - Richard Attenborough Centre - University of Leicester, Leicester, UK (0116) 223 1520

October 9 - Midlands Arts Centre - Birmingham, UK (0121) 446-3232

October 11 - The Vortex - London, UK (020) 7254 4097

October 14 - Lunchtime concert piano duo - Aki Takase and Keith Tippett - Kings Hall at Newcastle University - Newcastle, UK (0191) 222 8463

October 14 - Gateshead Old Town Hall - Gateshead, UK (0191) 433-8428

RICHARD PINHAS
September 24 - Richard Pinhas + Merzbow - Sonic Circuits Festival - La Maison Française - 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest - Washington, DC 20007-2170

September 29 - Richard Pinhas + Wolf Eyes - The Floristree - Baltimore, MD

September 30 - Richard Pinhas + Wolf Eyes - The Secret Project Robot Art Experiment - 210 Kent Ave - Brooklyn, NY, 11211 (917) 860.8282

October 1 - The Temple - 670 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain MA 02130 (with: Jason Lescalleet, Schurt Kwitters (Jess from Fat Worm), Vile Bodies)

October 2 - tbd - with the Sonic Circuit all-stars

October 6 & 7 - Jan Eyck Academy - Maastricht, Holland (note: this is a lecture/conference about music - not a concert)

October 20 - Pop Philosophie Festival - Marseille, France

POSITIVE CATASTROPHE
Oct 23-Nov 7 - tba

ALEC K. REDFEARN AND THE EYESORES
October 10 - tba - Ithaca, NY

October 11 - TBA

October 12 - Beachland Ballroom Tavern - Cleveland OH - Beachland Ballroom Tavern

October 13 - tba

October 14 - Morning Glory Coffee - Pittsburgh PA

October 15 - tba - Philadelphia PA

October 16 - tba - Western MA

October 17 - Homegrown Festival - Boston MA

October 18 - AS220 - Providence RI

Oct. 28 - Dreamaway Lodge - Becket MA

October 30 - AS220 -Providence RI

REVOUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE
September 25 - Ocean County Library - 101 Washington St. - Toms River, NJ, 3-5pm, free

WADADA LEO SMITH
September 17 - Firehouse 12 - 45 Crown Street - New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 785-0468

October 3 - Angel City Jazz Festival - Los Angeles, CA

October 28 - Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn, NY

November 13 - New Music Center - St. Louis, MO

November 20 - Library of Congress - Washington, DC

UNIVERS ZERO
September 25 - Sonic Circuits Festival - La Maison Française - 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest - Washington, DC 20007-2170

UZ JSME DOMA
September 23 - Daniel Street Club - 21 Daniel Street - Milford, CT

September 25 - Building 16 - 95 Empire Street - Providence, RI

September 26 - Lesco - 4467 St Denis - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

September 28 - Zaphod Beeblebox - 27 York Street - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

September 29 - Sneaky Dee's - 431 College Street (at Bathurst) - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

September 30 - Bug Jar - 219 Monroe Avenue - Rochester, NY 14607-3527
(585) 454-2966

October 1 - The Rock Shop - 249 4th Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11215 (718) 230-5740

October 2 - 12th Annual Czech Street Festival - 83rd Street between Madison & Park Ave. - NYC, NY Free! 12-7 pm (with Zuby Nehty)

October 4 - Maxwell's - 1039 Washington Street - Hoboken, NJ (201) 653-1703

October 5 - M Room - 15 West Girard Avenue - Philadelphia, PA 19123-1707 (215) 739-5577

October 6 - Black Cat - 1811 14th St. NW - Washington, DC 20009 (with Zuby Nehty)

October 7 - Garfield Artworks - 4931 Penn Avenue - Pittsburgh, PA 15224 (412) 361 2262

October 8 - Now That's Class - 11213 Detroit Avenue - Cleveland, OH

Ocober 9 - Orion Sound Studios - 2903 Whittington Ave., Suite C - Baltimore, Md.  21230

ZEVIOUS
huge entire USA tour (well, they may have to skip Boise) - mid March - mid April, 2011. watch for more info here as we get it

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To see Artist News by musicians who have recorded for Cuneiform - provided to us by the musicians themselves and updated every four months, go to:
http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/artistnews.html

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Thank you!

-Coming Soon (or not soon, but eventually, so please be patient!)-
(For updates of new items in stock, watch these mailings or check the NEW ARRIVALS section!) :
ARANIS-RoqueForte (fourth album - with new members Dave Kerman and Pierre Chevalier on AltrOck)
PETER BAUMAN- Romance '76 -Transharmonic Nights (available again for the 1st time in many, many years)
SERGE BRINGOLF/STRAVE-Strave (wonderful, fairly obscure zeuhl/jazz-rock album from 1980 from France by a large ensemble. I consider this one of the treasures of French zeuhl and it's really underknown and appreciated. Being reissued by Soleil Zeuhl, of course and if you don't know this one, you are really in for a treat!)
CALOMITO-Cane di Schiena
CASSIBER (box set with a live DVD as well as unreleased material on CD along with the four albums we already know and love)
CHEER-ACCIDENT-#17 (what more need be said?)
DREAMTIME-Double Trouble 2 x CDs (quintet live at Bracknell in 83 and double quintet live at the Swan 91)
FACTOR BURZACO-II (new album on AltrOck)
FAR CORNER #3
FRENCH TV-I Forgive You for All My Unhappiness (great title!)
GUTBUCKET (album #5)
HUGH HOPPER-The Gift of Purpose (FINALLY - due in 10 days or less)
LED BIB-Bring Your Own (album #5)
PICCHIO DAL POZZO-a_live (new live album!)
PLANETA IMAGINARIO-Optical Delusions (great 3rd album by this great Catalan jazz/rock band. Warm melodies, Canterbury-styled jazz/rock rhythm section and tasteful large band arrangements, all recorded by Bob Drake for a great, live ensemble feel and sound.
RATIONAL DIET-3rd album
WADADA LEO SMITH and ED BLACKWELL-The Blue Mountain's Sun Drummer (never-before heard 1986 duo recording!)
SOFT MACHINE LEGACY-Relegation of Pluto/Live in Germany
JOHN SURMAN-Flashpoint: NDR Jazz Workshop 1969 CD + DVD (amazing, clear and crisp, black and white footage of John Surman with a ten piece band (Malcolm Griffiths, Alan Jackson, Erich Kleinschuster , Harry Miller, Mike Osborne, Fritz Pauer, Ronnie Scott, Alan Skidmore, Kenny Wheeler)in April, 1969. One of the most amazing documents of Brit jazz in its late 60s prime ever! This will blow minds.)
TZADIK announces the following: GREAT NEWS FOR ZORN FANS! 2010 will be a landmark year for John Zorn who promises 12 new CD releases-one every month! Included will be new music from The Dreamers, Moonchild and Alhambra, 3 new releases in The Book of Angels series, a major new studio composition dedicated to the Korean-American writer Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, a classical release featuring his acclaimed violin concerto Contes des Fées, the DVD release of his opera with Richard Foreman ASTRONOME, a ripping improvised duo recording with Fred Frith and undoubtedly several surprises. Most of the recordings are already completed and the release schedule set, so keep your eyes and ears open and expect a new Zorn release every 4th Tuesday of the month in 2010!
ROBERT WYATT/GILAD ATZMON/ROS STEPHEN-For the Ghosts Within
YUGEN-Iridule (new album with Dave Kerman, Guy Segers, Elaine Di Falco, Dave Willey, Mike Johnson. On AltrOck)

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I can't wait until Strave is out, I've been wanting to hear that one for a long time.
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Hi,

Here's what has come in in the last week - either new releases or restockings of items that have been unavailable:

But first - a special release:

Hugh Hopper-The Gift of Purpose $15.00
"I got a message a few months ago from Hugh Hopper's wife Christine. She  reported that since Hugh's passing, she's been struggling with  finances. Of course she's also struggling emotionally, as she misses  him terribly, but the gist of her message was a call for financial help. She recalled that Hugh told her that if she ran into trouble,  to ask their friends for help. So she did. In response, John Roulat,  Steve Feigenbaum, and I decided to produce a limited edition benefit  CD, 'The Gift Of Purpose'. The CD features a live concert by Bone (Didkovsky/Hopper/Roulat) that was beautifully recorded at Orion Sound in Baltimore. There is also a bonus track by myself, John, Colin Marston (Behold....the Arctopus, Dysrhythmia, Krallice),  and Daevid  Allen (Gong, Soft Machine, etc). Daevid contributed some very moving vocals which pay tribute to Hugh. John, Steve, and I are splitting the manufacturing costs and donating the gross income to Christine. Steve has already wired her some money in advance. "The Gift of Purpose" is a Cuneiform Record, in digipak format, with cover design by Bill  Ellsworth. So it looks and sounds very, very good! For those of you new to Bone, we were a trio that was initiated when Hugh contacted me some years ago suggesting we collaborate on a record. Our record "Uses Wrist Grab" came out on Cuneiform a few years back, and we figured we were done. However, we were sort of drafted into doing live performance by Bruce Gallanter of Downtown Music Gallery, who invited us to perform at a festival he'd organized. Once we discovered we could pull off this material live, we did a handful of gigs, including the one on this record. We're very proud of the performance we unleashed in Baltimore, and thrilled that we can make it available to all of Hugh's friends through this benefit CD! I hope you will support this project by purchasing a copy of The Gift of Purpose."-Nick Didkovsky
This CD is only being sold by people who have agreed to pay the Hopper family the full selling price of $15.00 each copy. That means that right now, you can buy it from Downtown Music Gallery in New York City and Wayside Music only. Every cent of your $15.00 goes to Hugh's family.
It pained me greatly to learn that after 40 years of giving such great music to the world (and definitely being one of the coolest people in the world), that Hugh's family would find themselves in such circumstances and I am doing everything I can to help. If Hugh's lifetime in music means something to you, I hope you will consider helping too. [Cuneiform]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Hopper--Hugh---The-GIft-of-Purpose__Cuneiform-spc-3334.aspx

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Fred Anderson Quartet-The Milwaukee Tapes, Volume 1 $13.00
"This session, recorded live in 1980, could not sound more current or modern. Tenor saxophonist Anderson is a formidable soloist and trumpeter Brimfield is a sympathetic partner in this rhythmically and harmonically adventuresome quartet. Throughout the session, Hayrod lays down solid bass lines behind the horns; his occasional, relatively short solos are interesting if not memorable. The two giants in this group are Anderson and drummer-percussionist Hamid Drake. Anderson has the ability to sound eminently modern while also being approachable --I'd love to hear him record with David Murray or Hamiett Bluiett, two other modernist giants with an equally strong feeling for rhythm and sound. Anderson's six minute solo on "A Ballad for Rita" has to be heard to be believed; Drake's drumming behind him (the trumpet lays out) is exceptional. Drake could move a band of zombies, he is so strong! Drake's sound is crisp and strong; his use of and varying of simple rhythm patterns is masterful. It's difficult to pick a favorite cut on this exceptionally strong CD, but I lean toward the trio on "A Ballad for Rita" and the twenty-some minute long quartet session, "The Bull." There is, regretably, one weak cut on the CD. On "Bombay Woman," the riff melody is repeated behind the horn soloists by bassist Hayrod: it is melodically and rhythmically limiting, and the piece quickly grows boring. Drake plays tablas on this cut and it doesn't make it. In short, "woman" is an interesting attempt but no cigar. But this is a minor flaw in a record that every lover of contemporary jazz should own."-David Keymer [Atavistic]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Anderson--Fred---The-Milwaukee-Tapes--Volume-1__21-Atavistic-spc-204.aspx

Michael Brook-An Inconvenient Truth o.s.t. $6.00 (special)
Back in stock!
This soundtrack to Al Gore's controversial 2006 documentary is an excellent, ambient work and one of Brook's best releases for my tastes. Some of the best works on the CD weren't used in the film, but were created for it and they appear here. As someone pointed out, the movie is such an event that no one seems to have noticed this very fine score. Here's your chance!
"This score works as individual songs, but even better as an album-length dip into a melodic, rustic ambience, a drift down an American river, where shadows lie around the bend and dark shoals are just beneath the surface." – John Diliberto [Colosseum]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Brook--Michael---An-Inconvenient-Truth-ost-(special)__02-Colosseum-spc-8112.aspx

Kate Bush-The Dreaming (Japanese mini-lp sleeve with obi) $15.00 (special)
Excellent price (less than 1/3rd what this normally goes for) on this deluxe packaging version of what I always felt was probably Kate's best album. And it's hard to believe, but this album is completely out of print world-wide at this time! [EMI]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Bush--Kate---The-Dreaming-(Japanese-mini-lp-sleeve-with-obi)-(special)__02-TOCP-spc-67818.aspx

Kate Bush-Hounds of Love (Japanese mini-lp sleeve with obi) $15.00 (special)
Excellent price (less than 1/3rd what this normally goes for) on this deluxe packaging version of this album. And it's hard to believe, but this album is completely out of print in the states and Europe at this time! [EMI]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Bush--Kate---Hounds-of-Love-(Japanese-mini-lp-sleeve-with-obi)-(special)__02-TOCP-spc-67819.aspx

Kate Bush-The Whole Story (Japanese mini-lp sleeve with obi) $15.00 (special)
Excellent price (less than 1/3rd what this normally goes for) on this deluxe packaging version of Kate's 'greatest hits' album. And it's hard to believe, but this album is completely out of print in the states and most other areas at this time! [EMI]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Bush--Kate---The-Whole-Story-(Japanese-mini-lp-sleeve-with-obi)-(special)__02-TOCP-spc-67822.aspx

Wolfgang Dauner/Et Cetera-Knirsch $16.00
This is the first time that this long unavailable album, originally released in 1972 has been released on CD. It's really quite a supergroup of (mostly German) jazz and jazz/rock personnel: Wolfgang Dauner-keyboards, electronics, Larry Coryell-guitar, Günter Lenz-bass, Jon Hiseman-drums and Fred Braceful-drums. There's a lot of that early fusion sound, but there's also that typical 'out' thang that only the Germans seemed to be able to do. Fans of 70s jazz/rock and also of the more jazz/rock aspects of the German/Krautrock scene need to hear this! [HGBS]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Dauner--Wolfgang---Knirsch__21-HGBS-spc-20013.aspx

Miles Davis-Olympia July 11, 1973 $8.00 (special)
This is one of the earliest shows (and recorded documents) of his amazingly great, final 70s sextet, which for this record consist of a stellar bunch of players: Miles Davis (trumpet, organ); Dave Liebman (soprano & tenor sax, flute); Pete Cosey (guitar, percussion, "little instruments"); Reggie Lucas (guitar); Michael Henderson (electric bass); Al Foster (drums); James Mtume Forman (percussion). This was a radio broadcast and the sound is quite decent and you can hear everyone; you can also hear how loud this band must've been and how hard they rocked! Highly recommended. [Laserligh]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Davis--Miles---Olympia--July-11--1973-(special)__02-Laser-spc-17445.aspx

Decoy/Joe McPhee-Oto $17.00
"In its short life, London's Café Oto has played host to more than its share of memorable gigs by such improvisers as John Tchicai, Marshall Allen and Evan Parker, but surely none more remarkable than the December 2009 meeting of the veteran American saxophonist Joe McPhee and the British trio Decoy: the organist Alexander Hawkins, the double-bassist John Edwards and the drummer Steve Noble. It was a night of unceasing reward from music distinguished by such intensity of spirit and richness of timbre. Hawkins is a young composer and keyboardist with a rapidly growing reputation and a clear interest in working with musicians of diverse backgrounds. His early training as a pipe organist surely encourages him to exploit the full range of textures offered by the Hammond C3 and its accompanying Leslie speaker. John Edwards may well be the busiest musician on the improvising scene, his near-ubiquitous presence an infallible guarantee of vitality and substance; only his noted ability to bring a sagging session to life is not required here. Steve Noble, who is among Edwards' regular partners, provides a fine combination of stealth and swing, of drama and discretion, although the dexterous aplomb with which he negotiated a solo passage for small, untethered cymbals really had to be seen as well as heard. McPhee may be a man of an earlier generation, but he shares their absolute devotion to cliché-free spontaneity. Listening to him working in this unusually stimulating context, and appreciating his eloquence, sensitivity and pronounced gift for timbral variation, it is difficult to understand why he is not spoken of more often in the same breath as some of the more renowned free saxophonists. His ability to sing through the trio's array of pointillist textures, or to launch himself full-tilt into the churning maelstrom, adds a significant element to an already remarkable organism." [Bo'Weavil]
http://waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/DecoyJoe-McPhee---Oto__05-Weavil041.aspx

Dungen-Skit I Allt $13.00
This is Dungen's sixth studio album and I seem to be repeating myself with each release, but this is probably their best work yet - and they don't have any stinkers, either! It is really a fine, modern progressive album that is very proggy, but also sounds very modern. It also sounds very Swedish. Lots of singing and also lots of instrumental bits that showcase all of the players. Highly recommended!
"In what feels like a very short decade, Sweden's Dungen has mutated at a furious pace, and Gustav Ejstes' lone constant has been change. At ease with effervescent pop, third-eye popping psychedelia, heavy rock, spider-web folk and breezy jazz, Dungen's dynamism astounds throughout Skit I Allt. Rather than remain only Ejstes' studio vision, Dungen is a muscular full band, now. Guitarist Reine Fiske, bassist Mattias Gustavsson, and drummer Johan Holmegard  are fully integrated into Ejstes' vision of Dungen. Dungen debuted in 2001 with an eponymous album of long psilocybic tracks and aural tomfoolery. The next year's Stadsvandringar found Ejstes coming to grips with the language of rock before the zeitgeist-grabbing third album, Ta Det Lugt (SUBL 017LP) ignited the blogosphere so that it glowed like the aurora borealis. Not content to revel in such accolades, Tio Bitar (SUBL 019LP) flashed the band's pop smarts as well as their incandescent freak-outs while 4  (SUBL 030LP) put the band's cohesiveness on display, at once gorgeous and biting. This album is the one that gathers everything they've done and learned, bringing it all together into an impressive whole." [Mexican Summer]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Dungen---Skit-I-Allt__17-Mex-spc-060.aspx

Philip Glass-Orphee 2 x CDs $29.00
"Orange Mountain Music presents the world premiere recording of Philip Glass' opera Orphée, performed by a renowned cast of soloists including Philip Cutlip as Orphée, Lisa Saffer as la Princesse and the Portland Opera Orchestra conducted by Anne Manson. Written in 1993, Orphée was the first of a trilogy of operas that Glass composed on subjects by Jean Cocteau that includes La Belle et la Bête and Les Enfants Terribles. Orphée is the last to the trilogy to be recorded, and receives fine treatment here with a Michael Riesman produced recording made from a series of live performances that took place in November 2009. This two-disc set includes a deluxe digipack, full libretto in French and English, color production photos and cast and performer biographies. The storyline is based on Cocteau's fascinating retelling of the Orpheus myth -- an extended parable on the life of an artist, a poet harassed and misunderstood by peers." [Orange Mountain]
http://waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Glass--Philip---Orphee-2-x-CDs__05-OMM068.aspx

Bruce Haack-Haackula $9.00 (special)
"Bruce Haack's 'Haackula' is the record you've dreamt of and the stuff of nightmares. Deemed to be too dark and offensive for release when it was recorded in 1978 and bootlegged ever since, this is the first official release of Haackula. Haack's anger with society is palpable as he hisses and cusses his way over elastic electronic backings. Imagine a very, very bummed-out Kraftwerk scowling as they play childlike melodies and sing under their breath of fear and abandonment. Also included for the first time is Haack's extraordinary 1982 collaboration with Russell Simmons on the track 'Party Machine' and the incredible 32-minute soundscape of 'Icarus' from 1979. All tracks make their first official release here and are lovingly remastered from the original tapes. Includes liner notes, photos and full lyrics. Often bootleged, (incomplete with an incorrect track-list and much inferior sound quality may we add!) The dark jewel that is Haackula now sees the light of day in this deluxe premiere edition. Strap in, and let Haackula sink its teeth into you!" [Omni]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Haack--Bruce---Haackula-(special)__11-Omni-spc-117.aspx

Honey Ride Me A Goat-Udders $14.00
Despite this group's fairly ludicrous name, HRMAG is a really good, avant-out-progressive kinda band. They recorded an excellent, as yet unreleased collaboration with Hugh Hopper (too short to release as a CD; it's only about 20' long) right before Hugh got ill and have been involved with other interesting projects as well, including sharing a album with Upsilon Acrux. These types of activities should tell you that this is a band well worth checking out. Recommended.
"The Kent-based UK trio known as Honey Ride Me A Goat have been around since the early years of the 21st century. In that time they managed to release several slabs of vinyl and various CDs, record with ex-Soft Machine bass-God Hugh Hopper just before his untimely death, befuddle most music writers and critics with their stop-on-a-dime musical chops mangled beyond comprehension in a no wave-free jazz-influenced instrumental power trio format, and bedazzle countless observers at any of their many shows over the years. Their music is an unholy melding of the scratchy, post-punk shards of guitar scrapes from D. Boon and Arto Lindsay, the disjointed rhythms of Beefheart, the psychedelic jazz-wail of Joe Baiza  and James Ulmer and sheets of sound not heard since Rudolph Grey was releasing his wares. HRMAG capture "that" sound and throttle it sideways: songs veer left and right, flow from jazz-like jams to claustrophobic, repetitive, airtight rhythms in a heartbeat; some songs fall apart, others never stray from an ass-tight compositional sound. It's not "math-rock" and it's not free-jazz. HRMAG have carved their own musical path. Udders is a best-of compiled by the band, consisting of tracks taken from their scarce vinyl releases of yore, as well as one newly-recorded (and previously-unreleased) track. Limited to 500 copies." [Lexicon Devil]
http://waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Honey-Ride-Me-A-Goat---Udders__05-LEXDEV027.aspx

In Lingua Mortua-Salon des Refusés $18.00
"In Lingua Mortua's sophomore effort, Salon des Refusés, has been a long time coming. So it's no wonder it's a perfectionist's dream of a metal album. Featuring the absolute cream of the crop of musicians hand-picked both from the metal, prog and avant-garde scenes of Scandinavia, Salon des Refusés is the kind of album that is guaranteed to leave you breathless and speechless at the end of a listen. Lars Fredrik Frøislie (known from Norwegian prog giants Wobbler and White Willow as well as sessions for Xploding Plastix, Shining (SW), Angst Skvadron, Finn Coren and countless other artists) employs his full arsenal of analogue keyboards and synthesizers, and also unleashes the talents of Jørgen Munkeby (of Norway's no. 1 avant metal export, SHINING), as well as Niklas Kvarforth (Shining (the Swedish one)), Thebon (Keep of Kalessin) and Ketil Einarsen (Jaga Jazzist, Motorpsycho). To top it off, there's a legion of guitarists on the album. Jacob Holm-Lupo (White Willow), Hallvard Hagen (Xploding Plastix, Kvist) and Trondr Nefas (Urgehal) just to name a few. "Lars' refreshing blend of an impressive intellectual display and direct raw power has been a big inspiration for me. Lars is a true pioneer. He was the first person to invite me to play sax in a black metal setting, and in so doing, contributed strongly to SHINING's later development of the Blackjazz genre." -Jørgen Munkeby, SHINING. Even though this really is the kind of album that defies description, it is safe to say that Frøislie's love of everything from 90's black metal, via 70's prog and electronic music, to soundtracks, classical, jazz and punk all shine through in Salon des Refusés. Mixed and produced in his usual audiophile fashion by Frøislie, the album is also an aural delight with a huge, wide soundstage and outstanding clarity - a rather rare treat in the world of metal.
You can hear their music here: http://www.myspace.com/inlinguamortua [Termo]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/In-Lingua-Mortua---Salon-des-Refusés__Termo-spc-007.aspx

NHX-NHX $18.00
Another great zeuhl jazz/rock spin-off of the Magma/One Shot axis. This group, which has two albums, is led by Gael Horellou (alto and baritone saxes, rhythm machines), drummer Yoan Serra and the mighty One Shot/Magma trio of Emanuel Borghi-Fender Rhodes, Philippe Bussonnet-bass and James Mac Gaw-guitar. As said, there is use of rhythm boxes, but with the live drummer, it's really interesting and it just makes the groove that much harder with a tough energy that never lets up. If you dig that great Fender Rhodes-led smoky zeuhl fusion sound, this album, recorded live in 2002 is an absolute must! [DTC]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/NHX---NHX__DTC-spc-001.aspx

NHX-II $18.00
Second great zeuhl jazz/rock spin-off of the Magma/One Shot axis by this band. This group, is led by Gael Horellou (alto and baritone saxes, rhythm machines, programming), drummer Yoan Serra and Emanuel Borghi-Fender Rhodes and  Philippe Bussonnet-bass (both Magma/One Shot). As said, there is use of rhythm boxes and samples, but with the live drummer, it's really interesting and it just makes the groove that much harder with a tough energy that never lets up. If you dig that great Fender Rhodes-led smoky zeuhl fusion sound, this album, recorded live in 2006 is a must! [DTC]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/NHX---II__DTC-spc-006.aspx

Jaco Pastorious Big Band-Word of Mouth Revisited $8.00 (special)
"Jaco Pastorious was recognized more for his innovative Bass playing than his compositional skills. When you mention his name, most people talk about his masterful technique on fretless bass and his flamboyant stage presence. "Word of Mouth Revisited" sheds new light on his exceptional writing skills. Using musicians from the original "Word of Mouth" Big Band, Peter Graves shines the light on Jaco's compositional magic that provided the foundation for him to innovate on the Bass. Using a pool of Bass players that includes Jimmy Haslip, Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, Richard Bona, Victor Bailey, Jeff Carswell and David Pastorious - the Bass magic is not lost in the mix. This music succeeds on multiple levels. Graves was even bold enough to arrange some of Jaco's Weather Report tracks to explore their unique color and texture. The Big Band arrangemet of "Havona", "Barbary Coast" and "Elegant People" are my favorites. Some Jaco purist will criticize these efforts, but like Mingus' Big Band - sometimes the beauty of your work shines even brighter when someone else crawls inside your tunes and mines the gold that you left behind. As a result of this recording, my respect for Jaco's writing abilities are now equal to my appreciation for his innovative Bass playing. For this music fan, Jaco was a gift with multiple talents. I think he would have enjoyed this recording of his work. Thanks Peter for making his compositions shine so brightly."-A. Davis [Heads Up]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Pastorious-Big-Band---Word-of-Mouth-Revisited-(special)__11-Heads-spc-Up-spc-3078.aspx

Various Artists-Persian Underground $25.00
"Subtitled: Garage Rock, Beat And Psychedelic Sounds From The Iranian 60's & 70's Scene. "Amazing collection that gathers some of the rarest Persian 45s, totally unknown outside of Iran until now. Here you'll find an eclectic mix of styles, from garage nuggets to cool Persian beat, exotic rock&roll and prog/psych. Featuring female drummer & singer Zangoleah with some killer garage / rockin' tracks, obscure bands like Takkhalha doing a fab cover of the Stones 'Play With Fire' and an amazing take on the Persian traditional song 'Mastom, Mastom', Golden Ring-styled beat by Big Boys, exotic Persian beat by Saeed and Tigers, terrific garage-beat by Ojubeha and the two sides of the Kambiz 45, probably the major discovery from Iran in the recent years and one of the few, if not the only truly Persian prog/psych 45s ever recorded. Remastered sound, liner notes and pictures." [Persianna]
http://waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Various-Artists---Persian-Underground__05-PSR004.aspx

Baden Powell-Oriental 2 x CDs $11.00 (special)
Wonderful, warm Brazilian music for acoustic guitar, joined by double bass, drums and percussion. Although not released until the mid 90s, this was recorded during a early prime period, on May 12, 1974 in Paris.
"December 1996 brought a surprise for Baden's fans of the world: the impressive 2CD Baden Powell a Paris. We think, that it is one of the best releases of the past ten years. Even twenty years after its recording during the Guitarra do Brasil ´74 Tour it has lost nothing of its impact and artistry. It is the most complete live recording of a show by BP and shows impressive musical coordination and endurance. Many compositions were already played during the European tour in 1970, but are played differently in this concert of 1974. Afro Samba and Jazz are connected closely. Some titles had been never released on record before: Preludio, Oriental and Samba Capoeira. We can recommend this 2CD to all fans. The 1996-RTE-edition is out of print, but in 2003 it was re-released as Oriental..."-Brazilonguitar.de [Laserlight]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Powell--Baden---Oriental-2-x-CDs-(special)__02-Laser-spc-36188.aspx

Various Artists-Revenge of Blind Joe Death: The John Fahey Tribute Album $7.00 (special
"John Fahey was, perhaps, among the greatest of contemporary acoustic guitar pickers. This album brings together a bevy of modern musicians, each of whom has either 1) played one of John's tunes in his/her own way, or 2) created and played a tune of their own in John's honor. There is not one single weak or 'filler' cut on this CD - the entire disk is a pleasure for any picking fan - and a special treat for those of us fortunate to have experienced John Fahey before his untimely death in his very early 6o's. This is one you will listen to over and over again!"-D. Reinstein
Performers include: Michael Gulezian, Alex Grassi, Peter Lang, Henry Kaiser, Stefan Grossman, Elliott Sharp & Nels Cline and many more. [Takoma]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Various-Artists---Revenge-of-Blind-Joe-Death--The-John-Fahey-Tribute-Album-(special)__02-Takoma-spc-30048.aspx

Arnold Schoenberg/Philip Glass-Verklarte Nacht/Sextet For Strings $21.00
"Orange Mountain Music presents the debut recording by the newly-formed Glass Chamber Players -- a group of virtuoso soloists including artistic director and cellist Wendy Sutter, violinists Tim Fain and Maria Bachmann, violists Misha Amory and David Harding and cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach. The disc features Schoenberg's 1899 masterpiece Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) for string sextet, paired with Philip Glass' four-movement Symphony No.3 transcribed for string sextet. This is the first of a series of recordings pairing Philip Glass' music with masterpieces of the classical repertoire." [Orange Mountain]
http://waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Schoenberg--ArnoldPhilip-Glass---Verklarte-NachtSextet-For-Strings__05-OMM069.aspx

Soft Machine Legacy-Live Adventures $13.00
"With the untimely passing in June 2009 of the brilliant and widely mourned bassist/composer Hugh Hopper, Soft Machine Legacy lost its last link to the formative 1960s incarnations of Soft Machine. Happily – and in a fitting case of déjà vu – his place has been taken by the only other bassist capable of filling the role, Roy Babbington, who after having made cameo appearances on Soft Machine’s 4 and 5 went on to replace Hopper as the group’s regular bassist from 1973-76. A prodigious player and improviser, Babbington injects fresh energy and musical intelligence into a lineup that already boasts such formidable instrumentalists as drum statesman John Marshall, guitar sorcerer John Etheridge, and woodwind player extraordinaire Theo Travis, who, while the only Soft Machine Legacy member that is not a Soft Machine alumnus, clearly has fully internalized the SM ethos. On their rousing new live disc for MoonJune (recorded during the European tour in October of 2009), Live Adventures, Soft Machine Legacy covers more vintage Soft Machine repertoire than on previous releases, yet reinvigorates the tunes by means of fresh arrangements and expansive, protean improvisation. Soft Machine partisans will rejoice at the inclusion of such repertory gems as “Gesolreut”, in which the band lays bare the funky heart of its signature elliptical ostinato with steaming soli and propulsive grooves; “As If”, an oblique rereading of the Mike Ratledge piece marked by spectral guitar shadings and Travis’s shakuhachi-like flute etchings; and the stirring, elegiac “Song of Aeolus”. And fittingly, the band pays heartfelt tribute to the dearly departed Hugh Hopper with a rendition of his iconic “Facelift”, artfully investigating the intricate twists and turns of its singular long-form melody. This is no potted history of Soft Machine, but a living, breathing music." [MoonJune]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Soft-Machine-Legacy---Live-Adventures__MoonJune-spc-036.aspx

Sun Ra-The Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra 3 x CDs $27.00
"Together for the first time, ESP-Disk' is proud to present all three volumes of The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra in a gorgeous fold out digipack. Originally released as two volumes in 1966, and with a third volume uncovered in 2005, the landmark sessions recorded by Richard Alderson on April 20th and November 16, 1965, have been hailed as a '...masterpiece of free jazz.' To further delve into the Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra and his Orkestra, each enhanced disc in the set contains archival photos, critical writings and historical videos including the 18 minute documentary Sun Ra Spaceways. Digitally remastered from the original tapes." [ESP]
http://waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Sun-Ra---The-Heliocentric-Worlds-Of-Sun-Ra-3-x-CDs__05-ESPDISK4062.aspx

Synanthesia-Synanthesia (mini-lp sleeve) $20.00
"Sunbeam Masters deluxe edition, presented in a mini-LP gatefold sleeve, complete with a full-color booklet (including rare pictures and detailed background information) and archive bonus material. Limited to 1,000 individually-numbered copies. London trio Synanthesia were only together briefly, but in that time they made an album that has subsequently been hailed as a lost classic. With original copies (from 1969) changing hands for hundreds of pounds, Sunbeam is delighted to give it its first official reissue, showing it to be a great lost British acid folk gem and an absolute treat for all lovers of acid folk and psychedelia." [Sunbeam]
http://waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Synanthesia---Synanthesia-%28mini-lp-sleeve%29__05-SBRCW5505.aspx

Tomahawk-Anonymous $7.00 (special)
"As a mad musical genius, Mike Patton continues his wild-eyed adventures of conquering every genre possible with Anonymous. In Fantômas he tackled horror music and cartoon themes, in the Executioners he had a go at hip-hop, in Peeping Tom he deconstructed pop, and in Mr. Bungle he combined doo-wop, funk, Middle Eastern and carnival music to make a wonderful schizophrenic mess. Anonymous  maintains his journey into uncharted territory by mixing Tomahawk's unique blend of mathy-doom metal with Native American tribal chants. This blend of drastically differing musical styles could easily result in something that sounds forced or even satirical -- especially since one style is centuries older than the other -- but instead, the entire experience creates the feel of camping out at a haunted American Indian Reservation. All of the songs are embellished versions of tunes from books of transcribed "Indian songs" published in the early 1900s (with the exception of an instrumental guitar ballad that ties up the album nicely, adapted from an anonymous parlor song.) Patton  fans will likely rejoice about the absurdist outcome, though the record is quite a departure from the Tomahawk of old. The group sounds less like a band performing this time around, and this may be partly due to the fact that they recorded separately. After the departure of Kevin Rutmanis (bass), Duane Denison (guitar) and John Stanier (drums) recorded their parts in Nashville, and then sent their finished product to San Francisco where Patton added his vocals and samples. As always, Patton  runs amuck and uses this opportunity to show off his unrivaled range and his masterful ability to veer from layered oceans of eerie moans to psychotic barks and crooning modal scales. The result actually feels more like a Fantômas concept performed by Bungle  than a third Tomahawk album, and fans may be disappointed that it doesn't sound like their last two releases, where they distinctively rode the line between savage and brooding within the constraints of heavy metal. The ominous element is present, but the dynamic shifts drastically into a more atmospheric new age realm scattered with a few chaotic explosions here and there for good measure. It feels more like a soundtrack than an album, where pieces vary from eerie, to unnerving, to mystical. Although this is a unified record that should be experienced from start to finish, individual songs have slight and interesting variations to keep the experience from becoming stale. For instance, "Antelope Ceremony" has jazzy-prog movements like something out of Zappa's Apostrophe  period, and "Sun Dance" integrates four bars of thunderous punk into an otherwise tranquil desert soundscape. There's a good chance this departure from their formula will appeal more to people who want to pick up where California left off on "Goodbye Sober Day" than fans of Helmet or Jesus Lizard. But considering that the band is playing in a completely new style, and incorporating traditional Native American instruments (rain sticks, flutes, buckskin drums) this is undeniably a stunning musical exploration -- and as far as original artistic endeavors go, this ranks as Patton  and company's most ambitious masterpiece. The only question left is whether or not the guys knew they were capable of creating this type of music when they originally named the band."-Jason Lymangrover/All Music Guide [Ipecac]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Tomahawk---Anonymous-(special)__02-Ipecac-spc-089.aspx

United Jazz + Rock Ensemble-Plays Wolfgang Dauner/Plays Volker Kriegel (remastered) 2 x CDs $15.00
Back in stock!
Great price on two complete releases that were previously hard to find and expensive. Dig whose here - this is a supergroup: Ian Carr, Wolfgang Dauner, Jon Hiseman, Volker Kriegel, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano, Barbara Thompson, Eberhard Weber, Kenny Wheeler and more!
"Wolfgang Dauner wanted to publish original productions and break stylistic barriers. This resulted in the United Jazz + Rock Ensemble’s incredible program of success. What made the atmosphere so pleasant was the deliberately tolerant community and the mutual respect. There are also the friendly ties which go beyond the music. After The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble released more than 10 CDs, they separately introduced the individual styles of the composers. United plays Wolfgang Dauner or United plays Volker Kriegel. These combinations once again recapitulated the musical genres, Rock and Jazz, as well as the personal touch and originality of the United composers." [Inakustik]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/United-Jazz--plus--Rock-Ensemble---Plays-Wolfgang-DaunerPlays-Volker-Kriegel-(remastered)-2-x-CDs__21-Inakustik-spc-4605.aspx

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Recent reviews (or recently *discovered* reviews) of Cuneiform artists and titles (in English only):

GEORGE CARTWRIGHT /CURLEW
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=37336

SOFT MACHINE
http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk/cd-reviews/ndr-jazz-workshop.html

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You can always see which of our artists are on tour and get the links to the venues at:
http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/tours.html
or
http://my.calendars.net/cuneiform/
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THE CLAUDIA QUINTET
September 27 - The Cedar Cultural Center - 16 Cedar Avenue South - Minneapolis, MN 55454 (612) 338-2674 (with Dave King Trucking Company) $15.00

September 29 - Moraine Valley Community College - John and Angeline Oremus Theater - Chicago, IL $10.00

September 30 - tba - Indiana University - Bloomington, Indiana

October 1 - Oberlin College - Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse - Hales Annex -180 W. Lorain St - Oberlin, OH (440) 775-8562

October 2 - 14th Annual Edgefest - Ann Arbor, MI

ERGO
November 12 - BAM Cafe - 30 Lafayette Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 8:30 pm - FREE!

LED BIB
November 14 - London Jazz Festival @ Vortex Jazz Club - London, UK

November 27 - The Shed - Brawby, Malton, UK

MAHAVISHNU PROJECT
Plays the music of Jeff Beck - from Wired, Blow By Blow, There and Back and more

October 2 - NJProghouse at Rock'n Joe - 3670 Route 27 - Kendall Park NJ 08824 - 7:30 pm

October 8 - Toad's Place - 300 York Street - New Haven, CT (203) 624.8623 - 9:00 pm

November 4 - Mexicali Live - Thu Nov 4th  (8pm)
1409 Queen Anne Rd. - Teaneck NJ 07666 (201) 833.0011 - 8:00 pm

MATS/MORGAN BAND
October 23 -  Gouveia Art Rock - Gouveia, Portugal

December 11 - Pjeireblues - Belgium (with Jimmy Ågren Band)

MIRIODOR
September 21 - Le Baloard - 21 Boulevard Louis Blanc - 34000 Montpellier, France (04) 67 79 36 68

September 25 - Sonic Circuits Festival - La Maison Française - 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest - Washington, DC 20007-2170 (Miriodor will be opening for Univers Zero)

MUJICIAN
Tony Levin's 70th Birthday Celebration - UK tour. All dates also feature the Aki Takasi Trio (with Tony also on drums)!

October  7 - St Georges Hall - Bristol, UK (0845) 40 24 001

October 8 - Richard Attenborough Centre - University of Leicester, Leicester, UK (0116) 223 1520

October 9 - Midlands Arts Centre - Birmingham, UK (0121) 446-3232

October 11 - The Vortex - London, UK (020) 7254 4097

October 14 - Lunchtime concert piano duo - Aki Takase and Keith Tippett - Kings Hall at Newcastle University - Newcastle, UK (0191) 222 8463

October 14 - Gateshead Old Town Hall - Gateshead, UK (0191) 433-8428

RICHARD PINHAS
September 24 - Richard Pinhas + Merzbow - Sonic Circuits Festival - La Maison Française - 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest - Washington, DC 20007-2170

September 29 - Richard Pinhas + Wolf Eyes - Ram's Head Live - Baltimore, MD (with Dan Deacon, and more)

September 30 - Richard Pinhas + Wolf Eyes - The Secret Project Robot Art Experiment - 210 Kent Ave - Brooklyn, NY, 11211 (917) 860.8282

October 1 - The Temple - 670 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain MA 02130 (with: Jason Lescalleet, Schurt Kwitters (Jess from Fat Worm), Vile Bodies)

October 2 - tbd - with the Sonic Circuit all-stars

October 6 & 7 - Jan Eyck Academy - Maastricht, Holland (note: this is a lecture/conference about music - not a concert)

October 20 - Richard Pinhas + Scanner - Pop Philosophie Festival - Marseille, France

POSITIVE CATASTROPHE
Oct 23-Nov 7 - tba

ALEC K. REDFEARN AND THE EYESORES
October 10 - tba - Ithaca, NY

October 11 - TBA

October 12 - Beachland Ballroom Tavern - Cleveland OH - Beachland Ballroom Tavern

October 13 - tba

October 14 - Morning Glory Coffee - Pittsburgh PA

October 15 - tba - Philadelphia PA

October 16 - tba - Western MA

October 17 - Homegrown Festival - Boston MA

October 18 - AS220 - Providence RI

Oct. 28 - Dreamaway Lodge - Becket MA

October 30 - AS220 -Providence RI

REVOUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE
September 25 - Ocean County Library - 101 Washington St. - Toms River, NJ, 3-5pm, free

November 20 - Ken Field and Swedish musicians play the music of the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble - Folketshus - Trollhättan, Sweden

WADADA LEO SMITH
October 3 - Angel City Jazz Festival - Los Angeles, CA

October 28 - Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn, NY

November 13 - New Music Center - St. Louis, MO

November 20 - Library of Congress - Washington, DC

UNIVERS ZERO
September 25 - Sonic Circuits Festival - La Maison Française - 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest - Washington, DC 20007-2170

UZ JSME DOMA
September 23 - Daniel Street Club - 21 Daniel Street - Milford, CT

September 24 - Weslyan University Memorial Chapel - Weslyan University, 221 High Street, Middletown, CT 06459 (Free to students; $5.00 to public; 8.00pm doors)

September 25 - Building 16 - 95 Empire Street - Providence, RI (with Bellows, Normal Love & Whore Paint) $8.00

September 26 - Lesco - 4467 St Denis - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

September 28 - Zaphod Beeblebox - 27 York Street - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - $8.00 advance/$10.00 at the door

September 29 - Sneaky Dee's - 431 College Street (at Bathurst) - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - $8.00 advance/$10.00 at the door

September 30 - Bug Jar - 219 Monroe Avenue - Rochester, NY 14607-3527
(585) 454-2966 (with Gunnar Stahl and Torus)

October 1 - The Rock Shop - 249 4th Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11215 (718) 230-5740 (with Zuby Nehty, FPB, Dybbuk and a screening of the Czech Underground
rock documentary Hudba '85) $12.00 advance/$15.00 at door

October 2 - 12th Annual Czech Street Festival - 83rd Street between Madison & Park Ave. - NYC, NY Free! 12-7 pm (with Zuby Nehty)

October 5 - M Room - 15 West Girard Avenue - Philadelphia, PA 19123-1707 (215) 739-5577 (with Zuby Nehty & Majik Markers) $8.00

October 6 - Black Cat - 1811 14th St. NW - Washington, DC 20009 (with Zuby Nehty) $15.00

October 7 - Garfield Artworks - 4931 Penn Avenue - Pittsburgh, PA 15224 (412) 361 2262 - $8.00

October 8 - Now That's Class - 11213 Detroit Avenue - Cleveland, OH (216) 221 - 8576 (with Home & Garden & The Cream Based Soups)

Ocober 9 - Orion Sound Studios - 2903 Whittington Ave., Suite C - Baltimore, Md.  21230  (with Inzinzac) - $15.00

ZEVIOUS
huge entire USA tour (well, they may have to skip Boise) - mid March - mid April, 2011. watch for more info here as we get it

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To see Artist News by musicians who have recorded for Cuneiform - provided to us by the musicians themselves and updated every four months, go to:
http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/artistnews.html

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Thank you!

-Coming Soon (or not soon, but eventually, so please be patient!)-
(For updates of new items in stock, watch these mailings or check the NEW ARRIVALS section!) :
PETER BAUMAN- Romance '76 -Transharmonic Nights (available again for the 1st time in many, many years)
SERGE BRINGOLF/STRAVE-Strave (wonderful, fairly obscure zeuhl/jazz-rock album from 1980 from France by a large ensemble. I consider this one of the treasures of French zeuhl and it's really underknown and appreciated. Being reissued by Soleil Zeuhl, of course and if you don't know this one, you are really in for a treat!)
CALOMITO-Cane di Schiena
CASSIBER (box set with a live DVD as well as unreleased material on CD along with the four albums we already know and love)
CHEER-ACCIDENT-#17 (what more need be said?)
DREAMTIME-Double Trouble 2 x CDs (quintet live at Bracknell in 83 and double quintet live at the Swan 91)
FACTOR BURZACO-II (new album on AltrOck)
FAR CORNER #3
FRENCH TV-I Forgive You for All My Unhappiness (great title!)
GUTBUCKET (album #5)
LED BIB-Bring Your Own (album #5)
PLANETA IMAGINARIO-Optical Delusions (great 3rd album by this great Catalan jazz/rock band. Warm melodies, Canterbury-styled jazz/rock rhythm section and tasteful large band arrangements, all recorded by Bob Drake for a great, live ensemble feel and sound.
WADADA LEO SMITH and ED BLACKWELL-The Blue Mountain's Sun Drummer (never-before heard 1986 duo recording!)
SOFT MACHINE LEGACY-Relegation of Pluto/Live in Germany
JOHN SURMAN-Flashpoint: NDR Jazz Workshop 1969 CD + DVD (amazing, clear and crisp, black and white footage of John Surman with a ten piece band (Malcolm Griffiths, Alan Jackson, Erich Kleinschuster , Harry Miller, Mike Osborne, Fritz Pauer, Ronnie Scott, Alan Skidmore, Kenny Wheeler)in April, 1969. One of the most amazing documents of Brit jazz in its late 60s prime ever! This will blow minds.)
TZADIK announces the following: GREAT NEWS FOR ZORN FANS! 2010 will be a landmark year for John Zorn who promises 12 new CD releases-one every month! Included will be new music from The Dreamers, Moonchild and Alhambra, 3 new releases in The Book of Angels series, a major new studio composition dedicated to the Korean-American writer Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, a classical release featuring his acclaimed violin concerto Contes des Fées, the DVD release of his opera with Richard Foreman ASTRONOME, a ripping improvised duo recording with Fred Frith and undoubtedly several surprises. Most of the recordings are already completed and the release schedule set, so keep your eyes and ears open and expect a new Zorn release every 4th Tuesday of the month in 2010!
ROBERT WYATT/GILAD ATZMON/ROS STEPHEN-For the Ghosts Within

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Here's what has come in in the last week - either new releases or restockings of items that have been unavailable:

Aguirre The Wrath of God NTSC (Region 1) DVD $9.00
A classic, crazy movie by Werner Herzog and staring the crazier Klaus Kinski as the mad "Aguirre" who sets out with his daughter and a band of conquistadores down the Amazon in search of the fabled city of gold. And, of course, the music is by Popol Vuh and fits magnificently.
"Quite simply a great movie, one whose implacable portrait of ruthless greed and insane ambition becomes more pertinent every year. The astonishing Klaus Kinski plays Don Lope de Aguirre, a brutal conquistador who leads his soldiers into the Amazon jungle in an obsessive quest for gold. The story is of the expedition's relentless degeneration into brutality and despair, but the movie is much more than its plot. Director Werner Herzog strove, whenever possible, to replicate the historical circumstances of the conquistadors, and the sheer human effort of traveling through the dense mountains and valleys of Brazil in armor creates a palpable sense of struggle and derangement. This sense of reality, combined with Kinski's intensely furious performance, makes Aguirre, the Wrath of God a riveting film. Its unique emotional power is matched only by other Herzog-Kinski collaborations like Fitzcarraldo and Woyzek."-Bret Fetzer [Anchor Bay]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Aguirre-The-Wrath-of-God-DVD-(special)__DV-spc-110099.aspx

Alquin-Nobody Can Wait Forever $9.00
"Although less progressive than the two previous albums, this is by far my favourite Alquin record. This is the first album that feature vocalist Michael Van Dijk, his versatile performance in addition to the new approach of the compositions gives a powerful and overall fresher sound to the band. Highlights are the album opener, the almost hard-rocker Stranger and the album closer Revolution's Eve, coincidentaly the proggiest tracks on this record. While most people may enjoy the two previous albums better, I prefer the less complicated compositions featured on this album, as I said before Alquin managed to sound really fresh and powerful but keeping their progressive influences."-progarchives.com [Universal]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Alquin---Nobody-Can-Wait-Forever__15-Universal-spc-273-spc-813.aspx

Aorta-Aorta $18.00
One and only release by this Chicago band that was a complete dud upon its original release and is now very highly regarded as a psychedelic masterpiece of the late 60s.
Aorta was a truly great band. One of the very best to come out of the 1960s. This, the first of two albums they recorded, is not only their masterpiece, but stands out as one of the finest rock albums ever produced. Recorded in 1968 at the height of the Flower-Power movement, Aorta was America's answer to Sgt. Peppers. The theme of "Main Vein" reoccurs throughout the album, fusing together a wide variety of beautiful pop songs that flow non-stop like a mighty river of liquid ear candy. The song "Strange" could have been a huge hit with "Ode to Missy Mxyzosptlk" a perfect follow-up. Throw in "Sprinke Road to Coark Street" and "Catalyptic" and you're in heaven. It just doesn't get any better than this! Why this band never really caught on will be one of those eternal unsolved mysteries that litter the annals of Rock n' Roll. All we can do is enjoy the beautiful gem that Aorta left us and pray for a reunion."-B Maven
"Consistently good throughout, and certainly recommended. A wide range of material is held together by tight playing and some fine guitar/organ interplay."-Fuzz, Acid & Flowers
"One of the best major label psych efforts of its time, comparable in quality to bands like Graffiti or the Listening."-The Acid Archives [Axis]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Aorta---Aorta__05-Axis-spc-1003.aspx

Blues Creation-Demon & Eleven Children $18.00
Japan's Blues Creation was formed by guitarists Kazuo Takeda, Koh Eiryu and singer Fumio Nunoya, in early 1969, after the dissolution of their Group Sounds outfit The Bickies. Highly influenced by Cream and The Yardbirds, Takeda joined forces with school friends Takayuki Noji, Shinichi Tashiro, and lead singer Fumio Nunoya. Formerly vocalist with Taboo, a heavy band led by future Happy End guitarist Eiichi Otaki, Nunoya was also searching for an even heavier sound, and the results of the new American-influenced experiment were released in October 1969, as Blues Creation. Singer Fumio Nunoya soon found himself edged out of artistic decisions by the supremely confident Takeda, and thereafter left to form his own band, Dew. While searching around throughout 1970 for a new singer, guitarist Takeda heard the new, even more strung-out music of Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Eric Clapton's solo LP Clapton, and Leslie West's Mountain, and decided he should take the opportunity to start again from scratch. Takeda enlisted bassist Masashi Saeki and drummer Akiyoshi Higuchi  for the new line-up, and eschewed the previous cover's style in favor of his own compositions. With the new Blues Creation fronted by singer Hiromi Osawa, Kazuo Takeda recorded what has come to be regarded as his masterpiece in the form of Demon & Eleven Children, originally released in 1971 on Denon. This album was recorded at the Japan Folk Jamboree, and is a full-on gem of a record, but Takeda was now widely-known as a true Japanese guitar hero, and -- as ever -- had set his sights higher and higher. He split Blues Creation the following year, leaving for London in late 1972. This sludge-y slab of big, loud, brain-busting heaviness sits at #17 on Julian Cope's Japrocksampler top 50 list. Housed in a highly-collectable LP replica card wallet."
"Despite its obvious influences, this eight song barrage of sound was both complex and supremely individual, and showed clear influences from his fellow countrymen and free-thinkers the newly-formed Flower Travellin' Band." - Julian Cope [Bamboo]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Blues-Creation---Demon-and-Eleven-Children__05-BAM-spc-7001.aspx

Jack Bruce-Rope Ladder to the Moon NTSC (all region) DVD $16.00
I'm a huge Jack fan and I found this fascinating and wonderful, as it's from his early prime as a solo artist and just after his world-wide fame with Cream. But it is a documentary and not a concert film.
"Born amid the slums of Glasgow, known as the Gorbals, his musical talent was quickly recognised and he attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music where he played the cello and keyboards. Then he discovered jazz ....and rock ‘n' roll.  Although Cream did not immediately bring the financial rewards some people imagine, after the group broke up in 1968 he was able to buy a large island off the Scottish coast. Some rags to riches story!! With Cream he also discovered he was a considerable composer - many of the group's famous hits were written by him - so it was no surprise when in 1970 he released a jazz-orientated LP of his own compositions called Songs for a Tailor. This 55 minute film, made at the same time, takes Jack from the Gorbals, via Cream, to his island called Sanda, playing the cello, the sitar and thundering away on the organ of the Albert Hall in London, while featuring many of the tracks from his LP.  With his strong socialist principles - his father had been a member of the Communist party - Jack Bruce himself provides the striking commentary. "What kind of a society do we want?" it begins..... Originally shown on the BBC in 1971, this critically acclaimed film has been restored to something approaching its former glory and reminds us yet again what a great musician Jack Bruce is." [Voiceprint]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Bruce--Jack---Rope-Ladder-to-the-Moon-DVD__21-TPVD-spc-104.aspx

Miles Davis-Live Evil 2 x CDs $9.00 (special)
Tremendous price on two albums of (mostly live) astonishment. This album was (mostly) recorded live at Washington DC's Cellar Door on the one night (October 19, 1970) that John McLaughlin came down from NYC to join the regular group of Miles, Keith Jarrett, Gary Bartz, Michael Henderson, Jack DeJohnette and Airto Moreira. Too bad I was only 12 at the time, or I would have mosey'd down there too. With the posthumous release of all of the shows in the "Cellar Door" box, I have read a lot of reviews that the addition of Johnny meant that the 'balance' of the original group was thrown off kilter by his addition and you don't really get the feel of the real group by listening to this and blah blah blah. Lemme tell you something; Johnny f**king slays and Miles & Teo were no dummies; if they chose the material with McLaughlin, it's because they felt that he absolutely raised the bar on the one night he appeared. And they were right. Absolutely essential, early, wild and hairy jazz/rock. Bitchin' cover art too! Priceless...and now inexpensive too! [Sony]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Davis--Miles---Live-Evil-2-x-CDs-(special)__15-Sony-spc-88697694552.aspx

David First-Privacy Issues (Droneworks 1996-2009) 3 x CDs $25.00
Featuring Chris McIntyre and Peter Zummo, trombones; "Blue" Gene Tyranny, keyboards; and The Black Jackets Ensemble.
"This was something unexpected and truly different: pulsing electronic textures that derived their rhythm from the beating patterns of closely-tune pitches - as if Alvin Lucier and Philip Glass had gone on a blind date to CBGBs… David put the beat in beating patterns." - From the liner notes by composer Nic Collins (on his initial exposure to First's music in 1987)  Long overdue overview of composer David First's drone works. This special and specially priced set (3 CDs for the price of 2) is comprised of nine works composed between 1996 and 2009.  "1996 was the beginning of a new period for me", says First. "I had spent the prior five or six years creating a lot of music for other players and larger ensembles - culminating in 1995 with a couple of mountings of my opera, The Manhattan Book of the Dead. I was a little burned out on this and decided to return to a more personal, intimate format - one that ended up including an even more extensive exploration of tunings, alternative compositional softwares and how my playing techniques interacted with these things. I think I just wanted to go deeper and have more control over the results. During the ensuing years I've had a few pendulum swings - forays into beat-oriented pop music with lyrics & vocals and, of course, the re-animation of my rock band from the late 70s - the Notekillers. But I've continued, through all of the changes, to maintain my grounding in my love of the drone & associated acoustical phenomena - a love affair that began in my teenage psychedelic years and will, no doubt, be a most significant aspect of my music path for as long as I am at it. The tracks here represent almost every major work created from 1996 to the present and I'm grateful that they will be heard by a wider swath of people than those who lived in NYC or happened to be at one of my touring performances during these years."
"This is music that spontaneously replicates the soundscapes of Gyorgy Ligeti and Giacinto Scelsi in a startling new electric-guitar context."-Alex Ross, The New York Times
"Those connoisseurs who treasure their battered copies of La Monte Young's "Drift Study" and go to extraordinary lengths to acquire the music that grew out of Young's early 60s Dream Syndicate group are strongly encouraged to book a table at Dave's Waves right away, since First is quite simply a master chef when it comes to cooking up harmonics."-Dan Warburton, Paris Transatlantic [XI]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/First--David---Privacy-Issues-(Droneworks-1996-2009)-3-x-CDs__XI-spc-134.aspx

German Oak-German Oak $18.00 (expanded)
A very well known German underground album, which is most famous for the circumstances of its recording in a 'bunker-like' environment. Includes 3 non-lp bonus tracks.
"During the summer of 1972, best remembered for the bloodshed of the Munich Olympics, the 5-man Dusseldorf instrumental group German Oak entered the Luftschutzbunker (Air Raid Shelter) studio to record their first, eponymous album. The purpose of recording in a bunker was to recreate the feelings experienced by German soldiers during the Allied invasion of 1944. The strange acoustic conditions in the bunker made the music, which was a series of long, spacious guitar jams, sound distant and filled with echo. Julian Cope, in his in-depth review of the album, describes the band's sound in unequivocal terms '...imagine a brutally recorded, brazen and ultra-skeletal industrial white funk played with all the claw-handed technique of the Red Crayola recording their famous 'Hurricane Fighting Plane'. This is the sound of German Oak'." [Flashback]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/German-Oak---German-Oak-(expanded)__05-Flashback-spc-1001.aspx

Manuel Gottsching-Live at Mt. Fuji $24.00
This is a self-released, very high quality live recording of one of the greats of the Berlin-school of space-music live in Japan in 2006. I admit that I am pretty much a fan-boy, but I saw Manuel in 2008 and he did much of this material and it was a pretty excellent trance-out experience. [MG.Art]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Gottsching--Manuel---Live-at-Mt-Fuji__15-MG-prd-Art-spc-305.aspx

Gryphon-Gryphon $15.00
Great to see this classic/ basic repertoire progressive rock title available again!  A British group originally influenced by Renaissance & English trad folk music, this first album is a folk/progressive work, with the emphasis on folk. It's a great album, but it isn't a symphonic rock record like their later stuff. All of their albums are really good to great & worth owning.  [Talking Elephant]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Gryphon---Gryphon__15-TECD-spc-117.aspx

Gryphon-Treason $19.00
Great to see this classic/ basic repertoire progressive rock title available again! All of their albums are really good to great & worth owning.
"Gryphon was one of the more unusual of the folk-rock groups to come out of England in the 1970s, mostly because they didn't confine their musical genre-melding to folk-rock. Spawned at the Royal College of Music, they started out making a name for themselves in folk-rock, but their classical training and their approach to composition, recording, and performance soon took them into the much bigger field of progressive rock, and eventually had them playing gigs in front of arena-size audiences.Gryphon followed up this first release with Gryphon to Red Queen Three and Midnight Mushrumps, which are both available on the Talking Elephant label. As their reputation grew so did the sales and they became one of the foremost bands in the early to mid seventies in the cult area of medieval folk-rock.With the classical and progressive influences in their music along with the folk structure Gryphon appeal to a wide range of audience. This first album has not been available for nearly ten years and will be sought after by many fans across the musical spectrum." [Talking Elephant]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Gryphon---Treason__15-TECD-spc-149.aspx

Jesse Harris-Cosmo $13.00
"One of our greatest songwriters, Jesse Harris, is a Grammy Award winning composer whose songs have been recorded by Norah Jones, Smokey Robinson, Solomon Burke, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris and many others. Here he returns to his roots with a fabulous group of friends to present an instrumental program of his classic songs and some brilliant new originals composed especially for this CD. Blending folk, soul, Brazilian and rock music into his own unique and personal world, Jesse’s new CD is a joyous celebration of life, love, melody and mystery. Instrumental pop in the tradition of Burt Bacharach with a 21st century twist!"
Personnel:
Jesse Harris: Guitars
Kenny Wollesen: Drums, percussion
Rob Burger: Organ, piano, Wurlitzer
CJ Camerieri: Trumpet, flugelhorn
Eivind Opsvik: Electric and double bass [Tzadik]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Harris--Jesse---Cosmos__TZ-spc-7635.aspx

Jade-Fly On Strangewings (expanded) 2 x CDs $25.00
A rare 1970 folk-rock album. Jade were a very popular UK live act in 1970, but they only managed to record one studio album. Fly On Strangewings features a host of guest artists including members of Spencer Davis Group, Pentangle, Colosseum, Jefferson Starship and John Wetton from King Crimson. This includes an extra disc with a full 13 extra songs and was assembled with the help of leader and songwriter Marianne Segal. Fans of early Sandy Denny, Fotheringay, etc should check this out.
"We are delighted to announce the fullest edition of this UK folk-rock classic ever assembled. Boasting the talents of Rod Edwards (Picadilly Line, Edwards Hand), John Wetton (Family, King Crimson), Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship), Terry Cox (Pentangle), and others, Fly On Strangewings  first appeared in July 1970, and is presented here complete with previously-unavailable bonus tracks and a full booklet including copious notes and rare photos. This is a stunning, highly-celebrated album replete with gorgeous male/female harmonies led by Sandy Denny-ish, silver-throated Marianne Segal, backed by harpsichord, guitar, and rustic violin arranged and played by members of some of the finest UK folk rock luminaries of the era. Hailed during its time, but regrettably mishandled, this reissue of Fly On Strangewings  was assembled with the full involvement of leader and songwriter Marianne Segal, and it's simply essential for all fans of acid folk and folk-rock."
"Marianne Segal sounded more like Sandy Denny than any other British folk-rock singer of the time did, and her songs mixed rock music, more traditional British folk and lyrical elements, and stirring contemporary rock singer-songwriting." - All Music Guide [Sunbeam]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Jade---Fly-on-Strangewings-(expanded)-2-x-CDs__05-SBR-spc-5068.aspx

Kayak-Starlight Dancer $9.00
Great price on the 1978 sixth album by this Dutch band who mixed progressive rock with pop. [Mercury]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Kayak---Phantom-of-the-Night__15-Universal-spc-273-spc-814.aspx

Kayak-Starlight Dancer $9.00
Great price on the 1977 fifth album by this Dutch band who mixed progressive rock with pop. [Mercury]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Kayak---Starlight-Dancer__15-Universal-spc-273-spc-812.aspx

The Keyboard Circle-1976 $20.00
I got clued to this by my buddy Ken. This is an offshoot of the Dutch jazz/rock group Scope. Scope released two albums of instrumental progressive fusion that were released on Atlantic Records in Germany only. They have never been reissued on CD.  The Keyboard Circle was a short lived trio that consisted of ex-Scope members Rob Franken (Fender Rhodes and multi keyboards) and Henk Zomer (drums) as well as Jan Huydts (Fender Rhodes and multi keyboards). This is VPRO recordings from February 8, 1976 that have never been heard before. Heard before? No one outside of the group's hometown knew that the band existed until now. This is very good classic-era, kosmigroov. jazz/rock. Excellent sound quality. [678]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Keyboard-Circle---1976__678-spc-001.aspx

Omer Klein-Rockets on the Balcony $13.00
"Omer Klein is an exciting young pianist out of the Israeli-New York jazz scene. Born in Israel, he studied at New England Conservatory and now tours extensively with his own ensembles. Exotic and lyrical, his work blends Middle Eastern sounds with the spontaneity of jazz. Here he works with two of his closest collaborators in a free wheeling trio setting. Alternately driving and touching, Rockets on the Balcony is a beautiful example of how new generations are taking Jewish Music to
profound and unexpected new places."
Personnel:
Omer Klein: Piano, Fender Rhodes
Haggai Cohen Milo: Bass
Ziv Ravitz: Drums [Tzadik]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Klein--Omer---Rockets-on-the-Balcony__TZ-spc-8156.aspx

Ingrid Lukas-We Need to Repeat $22.00
Ingrid Lukas was born in Estonia in 1984 and started playing classical piano at the age of 5. When she was 10 years old she moved with her mother to Switzerland. Besides a sports career Ingrid started singing her own music and covers from Soul to Pop. In 2002 Ingrid began to study vocals at the Jazzschool Zürich where she degreed in 2007. During the last few years she found more and more that her roots, estonian music, should be a great part of her own music. With pop, estonian folk and experimental influences she is developing the essentials that makes her sound like Ingrid Lukas."
This release, on Nik Bärtsch's label, highlights her rather unique blend of Arvo Pärt, Björk and Estonian folk music. Included in the band is Gregor Frei (bass clarinet) aka "Sha" in Ronin.
You can hear her music here: http://www.myspace.com/ingridlukas [Ronin Rhythm]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Lukas--Ingrid---We-Need-to-Repeat__Ron-spc-008.aspx

Magnetic Sound Machine-Chance & Accidents $18.00
Excellent second release - even better than their very good first - by this Italian jazz/rock quintet (Fender Rhodes & keyboards, alto sax, guitar, bass and drums. This really has that Italian jazz/rock sound; think Perigeo, Arti E Mestieri, etc! Not sure why no one knows about or talks about this group; they really and honestly deliver! Highly recommended. [Lizard]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Magnetic-Sound-Machine---Chances-and-Accidents__33-Lizard-spc-0068.aspx

The Mars Volta-Octahedron (special) $8.00
"This band keeps evolving and exploring and getting better with each album. I'm a big fan of prog-rock since my youth in the 70's with such bands as Pink Floyd, Yes, Rush, Frank Zappa, Jethro Tull among others and I thought the style had died. One day, I typed "Camel" into an internet radio search engine and wound up discovering Porcupine Tree, Coheed & Cambria, Riverside and ... Mars Volta to name a few. I am dismayed that no FM radio stations play this kind of music anymore, but it's out there for those who look. I would rate "Octahedron" as the best album yet by one of the most musically talented group of men to plug in guitars. I would love to see them live. These guys are as difficult to copy as FZ, as rocking as the best Rush, and as technically perfect as King Crimson all while being entirely original and true to themselves as they could be."-Stephen Maestas [Mercury]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Mars-Volta---Octahedron-(special)__02-Mercury-spc-27092.aspx

Gen Ken Montgomery-Birds + Machines (1980-1989) $13.00
"With the enthusiasm of a born-again composer, I reviewed music I composed in the 80s, giving special attention to pieces that fused electronic sounds with everyday recorded sounds and noisy songs." - Gen Ken
"I knew of Gen Ken Montgomery long before I ever met him, in fact one of the first tracks to attract me to his music is on this cd. And then I did meet him, etc etc. (Ken was a co-founder of Pogus, by the way). So it is with special delight that Pogus can release this cd of Ken's works from the 1980's. I think that what Rene van Peer writes in his notes for this disc sums up much of Ken's work indeed: Gen Ken Montgomery's sound worlds are full of activity. Not in the sense of sinuous melodies and chord progressions that try to set flea-hopping records. The sounds conjure up images and atmospheres of workshops where people busy themselves with assembling and repairing a variety of contraptions. Places where humans and tools intermingle, where technology (both hi and lo) appears as a trusted and respected companion. It is as much accepted as an integral part of the human sphere as a dog or a cat might be - and it sounds equally homely. That is not to say that all sounds you'll hear in his music are commonplace, mundane. Many of them are immediately recognizable. Many of them can be traced to their source, even through dense veils of modification. Some derive clearly from instruments, some from birds. But many are absolutely singular, there's no telling what produced them. And to tell you the truth (my truth): it doesn't really matter. Regardless what sounds or sources form the components of this music (everyday or extraordinary objects; musical instruments or electronic tools; his own voice or environmental recordings), what is important is the mind that processes them and welds them together into the independent entities that we call songs. It is evidently an open mind that enjoys toying with sounds. His music sounds as if he works with what he finds. Obviously he has prepared materials to be used. But the way he puts everything together makes the impression of someone following his judgment of the situation on the spot. These are not guided tours, mapped out beforehand. These songs are explorations. Trips into an unknown. They aren't, however, excursions done in seclusion. Everywhere he goes Ken Montgomery creates a buzz. He creates a sphere of sound around him that feels humane, sociable. A warm cloud of sonic strangeness. But a loud cloud, too, mind you." [Pogus]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Montgomery--Gen-Ken---Birds--plus--Machines-(1980-1989)__Pogus-spc-21055.aspx

Joe Morris-Camera $15.00
"The great improvising guitarist, Joe Morris, returns with Luther Gray on drums and adds the masterful string section of Katt Hernandez on violin and Junko Fujiwara Simons on cello for his follow up to 2009's Colorfield. Drawing inspiration from the assembly of tones in film and photography, Morris leads his quartet in stopping time to highlight the value and unpredictable sensation that each moment offers and the pleasure in exploring the layers of experience and form contained within them."
"As improvising musicians we function somewhat like a camera, displaying the moment in sound." - Joe Morris, July 2010 [ESP]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Morris--Joe---Camera__05-ESP-spc-4063.aspx

Nosferatu the Vampyre 2 x DVDs $10.00 (special)
"In 1979, award-winning director Werner Herzog and his volatile star Klaus Kinski embarked on a milestone in international cinema: a dual-language remake of F.W. Murnau’s legendary 1922 horror classic NOSFERATU. The film starred Kinski in the performance of a lifetime as the predatory vampire Dracula, with Isabelle Adjani as his beloved Lucy and Bruno Ganz as the doomed Jonathan Harker. Filmed on breathtaking locations throughout Europe and simultaneously shot in both German and English-speaking versions that create fascinating differences in tone and texture, Werner Herzog’s NOSFERATU has since become recognized worldwide as the definitive version of the Dracula legend as well as one of the most extraordinarily haunting horror films ever made."
"Werner Herzog's remake of F.W. Murnau's original vampire classic is at once a generous tribute to the great German director and a distinctly unique vision by one of cinema's most idiosyncratic filmmakers. Though Murnau's Nosferatu was actually an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, Herzog based his film largely on Murnau's conceptions--at times directly quoting Murnau's images--but manages to slip in a few references to Tod Browning's famous version (at one point the vampire comments on the howling wolves: "Listen, the children of the night make their music."). Longtime Herzog star Klaus Kinski is both hideous and melancholy as Nosferatu (renamed Count Dracula in the English language version). As in Murnau's film, he's a veritable gargoyle with his bald pate and sunken eyes, and his talon-like fingernails and two snaggly fangs give him a distinctly feral quality. But Kinski's haunting eyes also communicate a gloomy loneliness--the curse of his undead immortality--and his yearning for Lucy (Isabelle Adjani) becomes a melancholy desire for love. Bruno Ganz's sincere but foolish Jonathan is doomed to the vampire's will and his wife, Lucy, a holy innocent whose deathly pallor and nocturnal visions link her with the ghoulish Nosferatu, becomes the only hope against the monster's plague-like curse. Herzog's dreamy, delicate images and languid pacing create a stunningly beautiful film of otherworldly mood, a faithful reinterpretation that by the conclusion has been shaped into a quintessentially Herzog vision."-Sean Axmaker [Anchor Bay]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Nosferatu-the-Vampyre-2-x-DVDs-(special)__DV-spc-12070.aspx

La Otracina-Reality Has Got to Die $15.00
"2010 release from the Brooklyn-based Experimental Rock trio. Reality Has Got to Die showcases the band's mind-blowing ability to evoke the timeless Space Rock magic of Hawkwind, the Prog improv wizardry of King Crimson, the f**k-yeah of early Metallica, and the synthesizer mind-warp of Tangerine Dream, all fused in a Krautrock state of mind. This musical journey through deep and heavy sound worlds envokes images of the emerald beyond and the darkest future alien universe, while also staying rooted in the tradition of Rock 'n' Roll's ever-winding history. But don't confuse this for faux-New-Age blabber--this is street-wise and from the gut, straight from the minds of three men living their art, sacrificing everything and manifesting a boundless sphere of music, ideas, and imagery."
"La Otracina might quite simply be one of the most amazing musical units on the planet at this time. Three musical psychonauts dedicated to the utmost explorations of psychedelic music. Presenting us with an amalgam of metal, stoner, electronica, jazzrock, free jazz, Grateful Dead like space excursions. And in the 20 min. title track all these elements blends effortless into a sonic masterpiece...Heartwarming and mindmelting that there still exists bands like this on our little third stone from the sun."-Bodhi Hereen [Holy Mountain]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Otracina---Reality-Has-Got-To-Die__28-Holy-spc-Mountain-spc-6307.aspx

The Plastic People of the Universe-Mask Za Maskou $14.00
The Plastic People of the Universe are back with a new album entitled Maska za maskou [The Mask behind the Mask], their first release in nearly a decade, and the first written since the death of their previous lead songwriter Milan “Mejla” Hlavsa. The group are absolute legends of the Czech rock underground, and it was their imprisonment by the communist authorities which famously sparked the Charter 77 protest movement. But while they may now feature in modern history books, the Plastic People always insisted they just wanted to be allowed to play their music – and since 1989 have been more or less a regular gigging band. Their guitarist and songwriter Joe Karafiat had this to say about the new album. 'On the previous albums Mejla Hlavsa, who died in 2001, was the main composer of all the songs and everything… when he died it was really hard to replace his songwriting. He was a really great songwriter. So the difference is that this new CD The Mask behind the Mask is our work, these are our songs, our arrangements, so there is a bit of a difference. We went to a really good studio, we could use really top gear. But we still have that underground sound. We like Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart stuff, so…it’s modern and it’s not modern.'"-radio.cz [Guerilla]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Plastic-People-of-the-Universe---Maska-Za-Maskou__GR-spc-070.aspx

The Plastic People of the Universe/Agon Orchestra-Obesel Ja Poli Pet CD + PAL DVD $18.00
"The long-awaited title extends cooperation with sculptures of the Agon Orchestra. Monumental concert I walked around the field follows the same pet project of Plastic People of 1979, How then will be dead and whose only public performance took place in the then private estate in New Visco. Our record concert release brings the Ark of the bonus is 14 October 2003 and has been published recording of the program, both will be dead from a private dwelling engineer L. Novacek. The long-awaited title extends cooperation with sculptures of the Agon Orchestra. At the same time the whole program I walked around the field on five DVDs, which is part of the issue - on it you can see the first night embodiment of December December 15, 2002 in Prague's Roxy club, you can find on DVD and video Bonus features include: allowances from the Ark (he went for blood, Kanarek) , a look behind the scenes, without concert PA Agon, 2006 (4 songs) and "klimovsky" Bedrich Glaser Guest movie based on a story by L. Klima How will the death, in which the main roles were played by Milan staindler and Vratislav Brabenec, music procured Plastic People . 48 page booklet contains complete memoirs of Ladislav Klima, sleevnote Jaroslav Riedel and memories Vratislav Brabence, Jan Brabec, Michael Nejtek Petr Kofron and text and lyrics (even English). Abundance of photography is commonplace."
I love that translation 'abundance of photography is commonplace'.  The CD is live recordings from 2003 with bonus recordings from 1980 and the DVD is the full program of the premier of the PPU with Agon Orchestra from 12/12/2002. There is also bonus material on the DVD. [Guerilla]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Plastic-People-of-the-UniverseAgon-Orchestra---Obesel-ja-Poli-Pet-CD--plus--DVD__GR-spc-074.aspx

Raw Material-Raw Material (expanded) $18.00
First album by a UK proto-progressive outfit that was released in the fall of 1970. Their second album, Time Is, is a minor classic and this isn't as good, but if you want more by them and you dig that 1970 exploratory vibe...
This London-based quintet's ambitious and highly entertaining debut touches on psychedelia, progressive rock, jazz and pop, with imaginative arrangements and superb musicianship. Issued on the tiny Evolution label in the autumn of 1970, it sank without trace, with original copies now changing hands for several hundred pounds. It makes its long-awaited return to CD here, including biographical notes. Features 4 bonus tracks from their two UK singles, not on the original album."
"One of the best and most accessible underground jazzy prog LPs of the period." - Galactic Ramble [Relics]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Raw-Material---Raw-Material-(expanded)__05-Relics-spc-3004.aspx

Carlos Santana/Wayne Shorter-Live at the 1988 Montreux Jazz Festival 2 x CDs $8.00 (special)
"It began almost as a lark when Carlos Santana encountered his longtime friend and hero Wayne Shorter on the concert trail in Atlanta, GA, in 1987. Carlos said, "Let's start a rumor that we're putting a band together."Wayne's eyes got bigger and brighter as he smiled and then responded: "Yeah, Carlos, let's start a rumor." A few months later the Carlos Santana/Wayne Shorter Band performed its debut concert at The Fillmore in San Francisco, the beginning of a 26-concert tour throughout the U.S. and Europe. The performance of this magnificent band was recorded at Montreux, Switzerland, on July 14, 1988."
Musicians: Carlos Santana - guitar / Wayne Shorter - saxophone / Chester Thompson - keyboards / Patrice Rushen - keyboards / Alphonso Johnson - bass / Armando Peraza - congas / Jose Chepito Areas - timbales / Leon "Ndugu" Chancler - drums [Liberation]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Santana--CarlosWayne-Shorter---Live-at-the-1988-Montreux-Jazz-Festival-2-x-CDs-(special)__15-Lib-spc-6023.aspx

Ches Smith and These Arches-Finally Out of My Hands $14.00
"Ches Smith & These Arches release debut album Finally Out Of My Hands, featuring a stellar cast from the New York Composer/Improviser Scene.
Ches Smith, one of the most inventive drummers in modern jazz, has assembled an unusual all-star quartet comprised of some of the most in-demand members of New York’s creative music community. Finally Out of My Hands, the debut CD by These Arches, bristles with an electrifying vitality, striking sparks from the friction between memorable melodies and aggressive improvisation. The name These Arches – which consists of Smith, saxophonist Tony Malaby, guitarist Mary Halvorson, and accordionist Andrea Parkins, who also contributes electronics and organ to the album – was inspired by the traditional function of arches in bridge design, in which weight is supported by the horizontal tension at the arches’ meeting point. “I was reflecting on bridges in music: bridges in compositions,bridges between improvisation and composition, bridges between the players' highly-developed individual voices,” Smith explains. “The arch reminded me of how I was trying to deal with composing for these improvisers, and having improvisers deal with my compositions...Throughout Finally Out of My Hands, Smith configures his quartet in consistently surprising and novel ways in order to maximize the possibility for such contrasting pressures to sustain the music’s vigorous strength. That includes subdividing the band into various configurations; on “Disgust for a Pathetic Chorale,” the airy, sinuous duo of Malaby and Parkins are continually interrupted by the urgent assaults of Smith and Halvorson. Or he’ll pit intriguing written material against wild bursts of freedom, as on opener “Anxiety Disorder,” where an entrancing Middle Eastern-inflected melody suddenly explodes, like a massive traffic accident involving a gypsy caravan.
“I feel like the band improvises really well even without tunes,” Smith says, “so I realized early on that I had to write stuff that doesn’t hinder that at all and hopefully capitalizes on it. My original instinct was to bring in music that blended composition and improvisation more seamlessly, but I soon realized that they’re  comfortable exploding any kind of tune.” “Exploding” is an aptly-chosen description for the treatment of Smith’s compositions. Possessed of an unceasing energy from first notes to last, Finally Out of My Hands pulses with the velocity of the best punk rock or heavy metal albums (both strong components in Smith’s musical biography), and makes for a similarly brisk, energizing listen. The group’s unusual instrumentation was purely a side effect of Smith calling on the three musicians he most wanted to play with." [Skirl]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Smith--Ches---Finally-Out-of-My-Hands__Skirl-spc-014.aspx

Supersister-Present From Nancy $9.00
Supersister were one of Holland's top progressive bands from 1970-75. They were obviously heavily influenced by Soft Machine & also the Mothers Of Invention but they gave those admitted influences their own spin and came up with something quite wonderful and special, I think. They featured electric piano/fuzz organ, flute, bass, drum & vocals. This was their first album from 1970 and this is a great price on a great album. Highly recommended! [Polydor]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Supersister---Present-From-Nancy__15-Polydor-spc-273-spc-841.aspx

Suspersister-Pudding and Gisteren $9.00
Supersister were one of Holland's top progressive bands from 1970-75. They were obviously heavily influenced by Soft Machine & also the Mothers Of Invention but they gave those admitted influences their own spin and came up with something quite wonderful and special, I think. They featured electric piano/fuzz organ, flute, bass, drum & vocals. This was their third album from 1972 and includes a side long track that was music for a ballet as well as shorter tracks. This is a great price on a great album. Highly recommended! [Polydor]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Supersister---Pudding-and-Gisteren__15-Universal-spc-273-spc-8413.aspx

Travis & Fripp-Live at Coventry Cathedral $15.00
"Following the release of the critically and popularly acclaimed collaboration, Thread, between saxophonist and flautist Theo Travis & renowned guitarist Robert Fripp, Live at Coventry Cathedral is both accessible and innovative, capable of attracting main stream sales in addition to sales from a more expected eclectic fanbase. A genuine musical rarity, Live at Coventry Cathedral, draws from a largely improvised performance, while maintaining a melodic, atmospheric and rhythmic core." [Pangeric]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Travis-and-Fripp---Live-at-Coventry-Cathedral__17-633367774422.aspx

Charles Tyler-Eastern Man Alone (remaster) $15.00
A classic ESP release, recorded January 2, 1967. This is the second of Tyler's two ESP releases and is probably the more original and better of the two. Tyler was best known as a sideman to Albert Ayler, but this is an interesting album as it pits his alto sax against 3 string players: David Baker-cello, Brent McKesson-bass and Kent Brinkley-bass!
"This 1967 recording by the avant-garde saxophonist -- his second for ESP-Disk -- features Tyler on alto sax with accompaniment from David Baker (cello), Brent McKesson (bass) and Kent Brinkley (bass). The album starts out with 'Cha-Lacy's Out East,' which revisits a theme from his first album as leader. The proceedings are heady free-form avant-jazz, reaching into cosmic realms with its string-heavy backing providing soaring atmospheres. Tyler cut legendary records as a sideman to Albert Ayler (Bells, Spirits Rejoice), but as a leader, proves to be one of the most advanced, challenging, and exploratory players of the late '60s avant-garde. Newly remastered with original artwork and liner notes by Clifford Allen." [ESP]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Tyler--Charles---Eastern-Man-Alone-(remaster)__05-ESP-spc-1059.aspx

John Zorn-Ipsissimus $13.00
"Weaving sonic dramas around the legacies of Magick and Alchemy, Moonchild is one of Zorn’s most intense and powerful projects. Active since 2006, Moonchild has released four CDs speaking directly to young, open minded and curious music lovers around the world, and their newest recording is the most varied and driving to date. Nine new duos, trios and quartets swirling with melodic and rhythmic invention featuring the searing guitar of Marc Ribot, the magical vocals of Mike Patton and Zorn’s manic sax with the astounding Dunn-Baron rhythm section. Ipsissimus is the fifth surprising installment in the remarkable Moonchild legacy." [Tzadik]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Zorn--John---Ipsissimus__TZ-spc-7386.aspx


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IDEAL BREAD
October 5 - Konceptions at Korzo - 667 5th Ave. - Brooklyn, NY ($5 suggested donation/2-drink minimum) - 9:30

November 11 - Salt Space - 1158 Broadway, 5th Floor  (entrance is on 27th Street) - NYC, NY 8:00 / $10

December 15 - Cornelia Street Cafe - 29 Cornelia St.- New York, NY - $10 / 8:00 pm

December 16 - The Rotunda - 4014 Walnut St. - Philadelphia, PA - free / 8:00 pm

LED BIB
November 14 - London Jazz Festival @ Vortex Jazz Club - London, UK

November 27 - The Shed - Brawby, Malton, UK

MAHAVISHNU PROJECT
Plays the music of Jeff Beck - from Wired, Blow By Blow, There and Back and more

October 2 - NJProghouse at Rock'n Joe - 3670 Route 27 - Kendall Park NJ 08824 - 7:30 pm

October 8 - Toad's Place - 300 York Street - New Haven, CT (203) 624.8623 - 9:00 pm

November 4 - Mexicali Live - Thu Nov 4th  (8pm)
1409 Queen Anne Rd. - Teaneck NJ 07666 (201) 833.0011 - 8:00 pm

MATS/MORGAN BAND
October 23 -  Gouveia Art Rock - Gouveia, Portugal

December 11 - Pjeireblues - Belgium (with Jimmy Ågren Band)

MUJICIAN
Tony Levin's 70th Birthday Celebration - UK tour. All dates also feature the Aki Takasi Trio (with Tony also on drums)!

October  7 - St Georges Hall - Bristol, UK (0845) 40 24 001

October 8 - Richard Attenborough Centre - University of Leicester, Leicester, UK (0116) 223 1520

October 9 - Midlands Arts Centre - Birmingham, UK (0121) 446-3232

October 11 - The Vortex - London, UK (020) 7254 4097

October 14 - Lunchtime concert piano duo - Aki Takase and Keith Tippett - Kings Hall at Newcastle University - Newcastle, UK (0191) 222 8463

October 14 - Gateshead Old Town Hall - Gateshead, UK (0191) 433-8428

RICHARD PINHAS
September 30 - Richard Pinhas + Wolf Eyes - The Secret Project Robot Art Experiment - 210 Kent Ave - Brooklyn, NY, 11211 (917) 860.8282

October 1 - The Temple - 670 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain MA 02130 (with: Jason Lescalleet, Schurt Kwitters (Jess from Fat Worm), Vile Bodies)

October 6 & 7 - Jan Eyck Academy - Maastricht, Holland (note: this is a lecture/conference about music - not a concert)

October 20 - Richard Pinhas + Scanner - Pop Philosophie Festival - Marseille, France

October 29 - Richard Pinhas + Demon - Le Tunnel - 23 Avenue Victor Hugo - 93360 Neuilly-Plaisance, France (01)43 08 99 47

POSITIVE CATASTROPHE
Oct 23-Nov 7 - tba

ALEC K. REDFEARN AND THE EYESORES
October 10 - tba - Ithaca, NY

October 11 - TBA

October 12 - Beachland Ballroom Tavern - Cleveland OH - Beachland Ballroom Tavern

October 13 - tba

October 14 - Morning Glory Coffee - Pittsburgh PA

October 15 - tba - Philadelphia PA

October 16 - tba - Western MA

October 17 - Homegrown Festival - Boston MA

October 18 - AS220 - Providence RI

Oct. 28 - Dreamaway Lodge - Becket MA

October 30 - AS220 -Providence RI

REVOUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE
October 16 - House of Blues Front Room - 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA (888) 693-2583 - 9pm-midnite - free

November 20 - Ken Field and Swedish musicians play the music of the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble - Folketshus - Trollhättan, Sweden

WADADA LEO SMITH
October 3 - Angel City Jazz Festival - Los Angeles, CA

October 28 - Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn, NY

November 13 - New Music Center - St. Louis, MO

November 20 - Library of Congress - Washington, DC

UZ JSME DOMA
September 30 - Bug Jar - 219 Monroe Avenue - Rochester, NY 14607-3527
(585) 454-2966 (with Gunnar Stahl and Torus)

October 1 - The Rock Shop - 249 4th Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11215 (718) 230-5740 (with Zuby Nehty, FPB, Dybbuk and a screening of the Czech Underground
rock documentary Hudba '85) $12.00 advance/$15.00 at door

October 2 - 12th Annual Czech Street Festival - 83rd Street between Madison & Park Ave. - NYC, NY Free! 12-7 pm (with Zuby Nehty)

October 5 - M Room - 15 West Girard Avenue - Philadelphia, PA 19123-1707 (215) 739-5577 (with Zuby Nehty & Majik Markers) $8.00

October 6 - Black Cat - 1811 14th St. NW - Washington, DC 20009 (with Zuby Nehty) $15.00

October 7 - Garfield Artworks - 4931 Penn Avenue - Pittsburgh, PA 15224 (412) 361 2262 - $8.00

October 8 - Now That's Class - 11213 Detroit Avenue - Cleveland, OH (216) 221 - 8576 (with Home & Garden & The Cream Based Soups)

Ocober 9 - Orion Sound Studios - 2903 Whittington Ave., Suite C - Baltimore, Md.  21230  (with Inzinzac) - $15.00

ZEVIOUS
huge entire USA tour (well, they may have to skip Boise) - mid March - mid April, 2011. watch for more info here as we get it

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http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/artistnews.html

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-Coming Soon (or not soon, but eventually, so please be patient!)-
(For updates of new items in stock, watch these mailings or check the NEW ARRIVALS section!) :
PETER BAUMAN- Romance '76 -Transharmonic Nights (available again for the 1st time in many, many years)
SERGE BRINGOLF/STRAVE-Strave (wonderful, fairly obscure zeuhl/jazz-rock album from 1980 from France by a large ensemble. I consider this one of the treasures of French zeuhl and it's really underknown and appreciated. Being reissued by Soleil Zeuhl, of course and if you don't know this one, you are really in for a treat!)
CALOMITO-Cane di Schiena
CASSIBER (box set with a live DVD as well as unreleased material on CD along with the four albums we already know and love)
CHEER-ACCIDENT-#17 (what more need be said?)
DREAMTIME-Double Trouble 2 x CDs (quintet live at Bracknell in 83 and double quintet live at the Swan 91)
FACTOR BURZACO-II (new album on AltrOck)
FAR CORNER #3
FRENCH TV-I Forgive You for All My Unhappiness (great title!)
GUTBUCKET (album #5)
LED BIB-Bring Your Own (album #5)
PLANETA IMAGINARIO-Optical Delusions (great 3rd album by this great Catalan jazz/rock band. Warm melodies, Canterbury-styled jazz/rock rhythm section and tasteful large band arrangements, all recorded by Bob Drake for a great, live ensemble feel and sound.
WADADA LEO SMITH and ED BLACKWELL-The Blue Mountain's Sun Drummer (never-before heard 1986 duo recording!)
SOFT MACHINE LEGACY-Relegation of Pluto/Live in Germany
JOHN SURMAN-Flashpoint: NDR Jazz Workshop 1969 CD + DVD (amazing, clear and crisp, black and white footage of John Surman with a ten piece band (Malcolm Griffiths, Alan Jackson, Erich Kleinschuster , Harry Miller, Mike Osborne, Fritz Pauer, Ronnie Scott, Alan Skidmore, Kenny Wheeler)in April, 1969. One of the most amazing documents of Brit jazz in its late 60s prime ever! This will blow minds.)
TZADIK announces the following: GREAT NEWS FOR ZORN FANS! 2010 will be a landmark year for John Zorn who promises 12 new CD releases-one every month! Included will be new music from The Dreamers, Moonchild and Alhambra, 3 new releases in The Book of Angels series, a major new studio composition dedicated to the Korean-American writer Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, a classical release featuring his acclaimed violin concerto Contes des Fées, the DVD release of his opera with Richard Foreman ASTRONOME, a ripping improvised duo recording with Fred Frith and undoubtedly several surprises. Most of the recordings are already completed and the release schedule set, so keep your eyes and ears open and expect a new Zorn release every 4th Tuesday of the month in 2010!
ROBERT WYATT/GILAD ATZMON/ROS STEPHEN-For the Ghosts Within

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Here's what has come in in the last week - either new releases or restockings of items that have been unavailable:

10cc-King Bisquit Flower Hour in Concert $4.00 (special)
Back in stock and still very cheap!
A bit of indulgence. A very long time ago, the original lineup of 10cc managed to blend 70s pop/power pop with Beatles harmonies and more experimental leanings. They produced four albums and had a couple of hits and then cleaved in half when Creme & Godley (the more experimental half) left. But this documents the original quartet and if you are an 'old wild men', this is worth your $4.00!
"A terrific live doucment of the original 10cc line up the "King Biscuit Flower Hour" features material from the band's first two albums. The recording is extremely good pulled from the mastertapes prepared for broadcast...This terrific live album proves that 10cc could deliver. Eric Stewart was once asked if 10cc could have been as big as Queen. He stated that he felt (humbly I might add) that they reached the level of success they deserved; I humbly disagree while the original four piece line up could be idiocycratic bordering on the avant garde at times (plenty of Zappa/Captain Beefheart influence in the Godley/Creme team nicely balanced out by the more mainstream songwriting instincts of the Stewart/Gouldman team), their music could be as accessible as Queen's. It was a matter of talent, image and timing that prevented them from building on the success of "I'm Not in Love", "The Things We Do For Love" and "Dreadlock Holiday" (Stewart's car accident took some of the wind out of the band's sails)..." [KBFH]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/10cc---King-Biscuit-Flower-Hour-In-Concert__KBFH-spc-003.aspx

Aranis-RoqueForte $18.00
After two excellent albums of chamber rock (with the accent on 'chamber') by this great Belgian septet (2 violinists, accordion, piano, guitar, flute and double bass) and a third album that mixed things up a little bit by adding three vocalists on some of the tunes, Aranis has returned to their original, instrumental sound...but with a hard twist. The original pianist has been replaced by Pierre Chevalier (Univers Zero and Present) and the septet is now a octet with the addition of Dave Kerman (5uus, Present, U Totem, Thinking Plague) on drums and percussion. Dave plays very lightly, as the music demands and the music is sounds better than ever with a subtle percussive thrust. This group has nothing but great albums, but this is the greatest one yet. For fans of Louise Avenue, Cro Magnon, Julverne, Univers Zero, as DAAU, Lars Hollmer, Hamster Theatre, Noetra, Silence IV, Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Gatto Marte. Highly recommended. [AltrOck]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Aranis---RoqueForte__33-AltrOck-spc-012.aspx

Ekseption-Beggar Julia's Time Trip $9.00
Great price on this 1970 release. Led by keyboardist Rick Van Der Linden (grand piano and organ) who later founded Trace, Ekseption were one of the earliest classical rock bands, putting out a number of releases filled with 'rocked up' versions of Bach, Tchaikowsky, Saint-Saens, Beethovan, etc. This one was their second album and is one of their best. [Universal]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Ekseption---Beggar-Julias-Time-Trip__15-Universal-spc-273-spc-872.aspx

Jan Garbarek/The Hilliard Ensemble-Officium Novum $17.00
Jan Garbarek soprano and tenor saxophones
The Hilliard Ensemble
David James countertenor
Rogers Covey-Crump tenor
Steven Harrold tenor
Gordon Jones baritone
"The inspired bringing together of Jan Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble has resulted in consistently inventive music making since 1993. The unprecedented “Officium” album, with Garbarek’s saxophone as a free-ranging ‘fifth voice’ with the Ensemble, gave the first indications of the musical scope and emotional power of this combination. “Mnemosyne” (1998) took the story further, expanding the repertoire beyond ‘early music’ to embrace works both ancient and modern. Now, after another decade of shared experiences, comes “Officium Novum”, the third album from Garbarek/Hilliard, recorded, like its distinguished predecessors, in the St Gerold monastery. A central focus this time is music of Armenia based on the adaptations of Komitas Vardapet, pieces which draw upon both medieval sacred music and the bardic tradition of the Caucasus. The Hilliards have studied these pieces in the course of their visits to Armenia, and the modes of the music encourage some of Garbarek’s most impassioned playing. Alongside the Armenian pieces in the “Officium Novum” repertoire: Arvo Pärt’s “Most Holy Mother of God” in an a cappella reading , Byzantine chant, two pieces by Jan Garbarek, including a new version of “We are the stars”, as well as the Spanish “Tres morillas”. There is also a new account of Perotin’s “Alleluia, Nativitas”: the freedom of interpretation is testimony to the way the project as a whole has grown since its introduction on ECM New Series, with the Hilliard Ensemble now very much involved in the music’s improvisational processes and implications." [ECM]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Garbarek--Jan---Officium-Novum__28-ECM-spc-2125.aspx

David Gilmour-Live in Gdansk 2 x CDs/1 x NTSC (Region 1) DVD $11.00 (special)
Great price on this deluxe set. This has Mr ex Pink Floyd Gilmour along with old buds Richard Wright, Dick Parry, Phil Manzanera, and others, and with the Baltic Philharmonic. This is 2.5 hours of music and 2.5 hours of video footage, including lots of Pink Floyd songs and lots of solo tracks from Dave's solo career. Nice set! [Sony]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Gilmour--David---Live-in-Gdansk-2-x-CDs1-x-DVD-(special)__Sony-spc-34566.aspx

Gnidrolog-Live 1972 $19.00
Pretty good bootleg-sounding recording of a great band at their peak and doing material not on their 2 studio albums. For fans only, yes, but fans will be very pleased by the existence of this album.
"The sound is not great. But this live album has a great raw live feeling and that is an added bonus. The conclusion is that the sound is about right for a live album from Gnidrolog. So I have no complaints here. Gnidrolog live is very energetic and raw. They almost comes across as a blues/hard rock band with their use of saxophone and guitars. There is no hammond organ or keyboards in sight on this live album. Their songs is weird though. Really weird, though very energetic and in your face. Most of the songs here cannot be found on any of their albums so this is a very good reason to get this album if you liked their two studio albums."-progarchives.com [Audio Archives]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Gnidrolog---Live-1972__15-AA-spc-032.aspx

Mary Halvorson Quintet-Saturn Sings $13.00
"Saturn Sings is guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson’s highly
anticipated follow-up to her acclaimed 2008 debut, Dragon’s Head. It documents a new book of music written for her latest ensemble, the Mary Halvorson Quintet, which adds fellow New Yorkers Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) and Jon Irabagon (alto saxophone) to her longstanding trio with bassist John Hébert and drummer Ches Smith. These compositions, her first for a band with horns, employ harmonies influenced by such diverse inspirations as Clifford Brown, Sam Cooke and The Soul Stirrers, Marvin Gaye, Thelonious Monk, Alexander Scriabin, Archie Shepp, Dmitri Shostakovich and Robert Wyatt. “Saturn Sings is a continuation of the concepts and ideas heard on Dragon’s Head,” Ms. Halvorson explains. “My interest in harmony has grown and I’m attempting to build on the foundation of guitar, bass and drums while writing a lot of close-knit and often dissonant horn lines. There are now many other directions to go in, and the horns push the trio into different realms and vice-versa. The more we perform, the more the music gets both looser and tighter; tighter because we are working on developing a band sound, and looser because we are comfortable and trust each other, which allows us the freedom to take chances and to explore within the framework of the piece.'”
“Probably the most original jazz guitarist to emerge
this decade” - Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader
Mary Halvorson, guitar
Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet
Jon Irabagon, alto saxophone*
John Hébert, bass
Ches Smith, drums [Firehouse 12]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Halvorson--Mary---Saturn-Sings__Firehouse-spc-12-013.aspx

Katra Turana-Katra Turana $24.00
Avant-garde rock from Japan, originally released on lp in the early 1980s and then on CD in 1990, this has been out of print on CD for nearly 20 years.
"KATRA TURANA landed suddenly down on Tokyo underground rock scene as one of obscure Japanese avantgarde outfits in 1980. Their ensemble consisted of some acoustic instruments based on a violin and a piano. On stage they used various rubbishy stuffs as percussion and cooked avantgarde musical dinner with folk, chanson, jazz, and rock essence. And after all, their symbol was Atsushi HIROIKE, the vocalist and the performer disguised as a woman with powerful 'feminine' voices. His early life, spent in the 'antique' house of his grandparents, should influence much on his musical style and policy. In 1982, via a Japanese indie label Telegraph Records, KATRA TURANA released the eponymous debut album - featuring as many elements as on stage - that could be approved by lots of avantgarde freaks or reviewers. What a shame they could not get away from underground, and disappeared without notice after releasing the second album 'Kimera' (1986)."-progarchives.com
 [Super Fuji]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Katra-Turana---Katra-Turana__14-FJSP-spc-96.aspx

Katra Turana-Kimera $24.00
Avant-garde rock from Japan, originally released on lp in the mid 1980s and then on CD in 1990, this has been out of print on CD for nearly 20 years. This CD includes 3 bonus tracks from 1989.
"KATRA TURANA landed suddenly down on Tokyo underground rock scene as one of obscure Japanese avantgarde outfits in 1980. Their ensemble consisted of some acoustic instruments based on a violin and a piano. On stage they used various rubbishy stuffs as percussion and cooked avantgarde musical dinner with folk, chanson, jazz, and rock essence. And after all, their symbol was Atsushi HIROIKE, the vocalist and the performer disguised as a woman with powerful 'feminine' voices. His early life, spent in the 'antique' house of his grandparents, should influence much on his musical style and policy. In 1982, via a Japanese indie label Telegraph Records, KATRA TURANA released the eponymous debut album - featuring as many elements as on stage - that could be approved by lots of avantgarde freaks or reviewers. What a shame they could not get away from underground, and disappeared without notice after releasing the second album 'Kimera' (1986)."-progarchives.com [Super Fuji]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Katra-Turana---Kimera__14-FJSP-spc-97.aspx

Rudresh Mahanthappa/Bunky Green-Apex $15.00
"Rudresh Mahanthappa is widely considered one of the most important jazz musicians today, perennially at or near the top of the DownBeat Critic’s Poll. At the age of 75, Bunky Green is a significant, though unsung, trendsetter in the history of jazz. A historically important voice on the alto saxophone, Green transformed the hard-bop jazz vocabulary of the 1960s into a modern musical language. Though his influence is vast, his recorded output is slim—most of his albums are either out of print and highly collectible, or difficult-to-find imports, and Apex provides a rare opportunity to actually hear his music."
Rudresh Mahanthappa: alto sax
Bunky Green: alto sax
Jason Moran: piano
François Moutin: bass
Jack DeJohnette: drums
Damion Reid: drums [Pi]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Mahanthappa--RudreshBunky-Green---Apex__32-Pi-spc-35.aspx

William Parker-I Plan to Stay a Believer: The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield 2 x CDs $20.00
"Bassist/composer William Parker is among the most active and highly regarded musicians performing today. The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield  is the first project in his 35-year career devoted to the music of another composer; here Parker interpolates the mighty Mayfield songbook with an equally mighty 8-piece band. Curtis Mayfield was a prophet, a preacher, a revolutionary, a humanist, and a griot. Words that all apply to William Parker himself. I Plan To Stay A Believer is the definitive document of this project, with fully exuberant performances of each piece drawn from concert recordings spanning the past decade. Included are two pieces from the group's very first 2001 performance in Paris with a chorus of 90 children, and another pair from New York in 2008 which feature a full gospel choir. As Parker writes in the liner notes, 'Every song written or improvised has an inside song which lives in the shadows, in-between the sounds and silences and behind the words, pulsating, waiting to be reborn as a new song.' I Plan To Stay A Believer brings Curtis Mayfield's positive messages of hope and fortitude in the face of potentially overwhelming odds back into the present moment where these energies remain in great need. The group features all long-standing compatriots of Parker's: the peerless rhythm section of Parker and drummer Hamid Drake, along with elder masters Dave Burrell on piano and poet/activist Amiri Baraka. The horn section features saxophonists Sabir Mateen & Darryl Foster, and trumpeter Lewis Barnes. Deeply soulful singer Leena Conquest is equally/exquisitely featured in/on Parker's Raining on the Moon group/Corn Meal Dance album." [Aum Fidelity]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Parker--William---I-Plan-to-Stay-a-Believer--The-Inside-Songs-of-Curtis-Mayfield-2-x-CDs__05-Aum-spc-Fidelity-spc-062-63.aspx

Picchio dal Pozzo-A_Live $18.00
This is 3 of the old PdP members (keyboardist/vocalist Aldo De Scalzi now playing electric bass and keyboards as well as singing. guitarist Paolo Griguolo and drummer Aldo di Marco, who gave up music many years ago for work in computers and who provides the video effects that appeared as the backdrop for the concert, but which don't really pertain to the audio experience on the CD) combined with Yugen (2 keyboardists, additional guitar, clarinet and sax and drums) doing tracks mostly from the first album, with one track each from Abbiamo Tutti and Camere. Also included is a studio recording that was recorded at the same time as Abbiamo, but which didn't appear on that album! For me, the fact that Aldo is singing means that this is Picchio; PdP had many great attributes, but Aldo's singing is what made the band immediately identifiable in a blindfold test. So, perhaps the beginning of a new story for this great group? Or maybe just a small souvenir of a one-time event many years later. In any event, it's nice to have this!
"Two apparently different stories meet and, as it happens in these cases, random occasions create a new one. Picchio dal Pozzo and Yûgen both belong to «borderline» music which, due to its own nature, is really hard to label and perhaps therefore, more fascinating. In March 2007 Picchio dal Pozzo and Yûgen meet for the first time in Genoa. PdP has a very long history, with four albums and a large experience on it’s shoulders. Yûgen has published his first cd only some months ago and having now the first live approach.  Certainly the matching is not accidental, because both groups lived directly (PdP) or recover (Yûgen) Rock in Opposition’s message; and more: each one, in its own way, filters and gives a different interpretation of contemporary music, progressive rock, improvisation, Frank Zappa and goodness knows what. What could we expect from such an union? Surely they’ll move heaven and earth – music without frontiers and, why not?, a certain way of «entertainment» outside the rules. This cd offers the recordings of a concert which took place on the 16th of November 2008 closing AltrOck Festival 2008." [AltrOck]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Picchio-dal-Pozzo---A_Live__33-AltrOck-spc-011.aspx

Rational Diet-On Phenomena and Existences $18.00
Third and best release yet from this fine RIO-styled chamber-rock ensemble from Belarus who have really hit their stride here. They are a 7 piece of Vitaly Appow-bassoon, Maxim Velvetov-guitars, Cyrill Christya-violin, Olga Podgaiskaja-keyboards, vocals, Anna Ovchinnikova-cello, Dmitry Maslovsky-bass and Nikolay Semitiko-drums. Their press release claims influences of: Shotakovich, Stravinsky, Webern, Ives, Henry Cow, Art Bears, Univers Zero, Present and Debile Menthol. Check! Check! and DOUBLE check!
"On Phenomena and Existences points in the same direction of the previous 'At Work', of which inherits the complexity and some rocklike tones. The band from Belarus offers again, in a more mature and articulated way if possible, the love for the Russian Twentieth century big names (Stravinsky and Shostakovich above all, but also Bartok and Prokofiev) filtered through the most evoluted rock and, as usual, without compromises. The atmosphere of the songs, effectively dotted by the unmistakable voice of Olga Podgaiskaja (also composer), is unquiet, sleepwalking-like, sometimes grotesque, underlined by Daniel Charms and other Russian avant-garde poets’ lyrics. In a band of unquestionable technical value, in particular Anna Ovchinnikova (cello) and Cyrill Christia (violin and composition) stand out, always in the balance between virtuosity and more crepuscular mood." [AltrOck]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Rational-Diet---On-Phenomena-and-Existences__33-AltrOck-spc-014.aspx

Marc Ribot-Silent Movies $15.00
"A visionary guitarist, Ribot is a fount of pithy commentary."-New York Times
"Almost a polar opposite of his last release, Party Intellectuals, Silent Movies is mostly filled with gorgeously contemplative compositions performed solo, with minimal overdubs. The album reflects Ribot's fascination with movies and contains pieces intended to function as music for films: some adaptations of music he has written for film, some for movies that he scored that were never released, some for classic silent films that he scored for his own amusement, and some for films of his own imagination." [Pi]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Ribot--Marc---Silent-Movies__32-Pi-spc-34.aspx

Scurvy-Fracture $14.00
Great first album by this very cutting-edge NYC jazz/noise/out band consisting of leader Johnny Butler (saxes, electronics), Ryan Snow (trombone), Adam Caine (guitar), Rus Wimbish (bass), Jason Nazary (drums). Excellently recorded by Colin Marston, this captures all the energy and the drive and the squall. Highly recommended!
Scurvy is a New York-based group lead by composer and saxophonist Johnny Butler. Formed in 2007, Scurvy combines elements of progressive rock, math metal, noise, fusion, jazz, and unrestrained improvisation in a cacophony of angular melodies, interlocking rhythms, and unrestrained improv couched in brutal instrumental rock. Infinitely dynamic, and wildly inventive, the sum result is a swath of interlocking rhythms and otherworldly textures. Additionally, Scurvy makes appearances as a classical chamber ensemble, performing intimate chamber adaptations of their rock repertoire."
You can hear their music here: http://www.myspace.com/scurvynyc [Hi4Head]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Scurvy---Fracture__Hi4Head-spc-08.aspx

Marnie Stern-Marnie Stern $16.00
Virtuosic electric tapping guitarist with a huge sound, somewhat comparable to Upsilon Acrux, although U.A. are more outrageously brilliant; this is her third album.
"For those who enjoyed the noisy brilliance of iconoclastic guitarist/songwriter Marnie Stern's first two albums, you know that there will be intense, creative, nearly peerless guitar shredding that's accompanied by the hyperactive, equally technique-driven drumming of Zach Hill. These instrumental elements have found their way into her highly original song forms. That said, this self-titled recording is very different from its predecessors. Where her recordings have been emotionally abstract; Marnie Stern is direct. Her songs here have complex yet catchy, pronounced hooks and riffs, quirky but uplifting, even soaring melodies; the lyrics, however, are drenched in naked, dark-night-of-the-soul confessionalism and vulnerability. The focus on both harmonic construction and lyrical honesty never wavers or falters. These songs uplift the casual listener with their hard-driving patterns, careening double-handed, guitar-tapping solos, and frenetic, over-the-rim beats that are kept in check by Matt Flegel's more conventionally rhythmic basslines, which hold the energy steady. Stern and Hill  gel here as never before, even in their most careening sprints. Deeper listening, however, reveals something else: a lyric from the head-charging "Risky Biz" which sums up what the album makes plain: "...I got something in my soul/pushing me to hold on to the pain...." The near-anthemic opener "For Ash" is musically euphoric. Its opening riff and architecture carry all the power and glory of the Who's "Overture from Tommy," but it's about an ex-boyfriend who committed suicide, as is the blasting, seemingly ecstatic power riffing in "Cinco de Mayo." The album's closer "The Things You Notice" -- a more midtempo affair, but full of knotty yet lilting pop fire; it's summery, nearly shimmering. Nonetheless, its lyrics reveal the confusion and hurt of being dumped by a boyfriend. Each of the the album's ten tracks is naked, open, and bleeding, yet rousing at the same time. The lyrics don't hide behind Stern's infectious, blast-and-burn 21st century rock; they are buoyed by them. Since her debut, she's been portrayed as a guitarist of astonishing ability, but her earlier songs were harder to hang onto because of her musical intensity. This time, her songwriting is nearly hummable, with some choruses ready for fist-pumping -- like "Building a Body" -- and equally sophisticated. Marnie Stern's third album underscores the auspiciousness of her arrival, and the maturity of a musician who is ferociously changing, in her own small way, the way in which hear -- and perceive -- rock."-Thom Jurek/All Music Guide [Kill Rock Stars]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Stern--Marnie---Marnie-Stern__28-KRS-spc-516.aspx

David S. Ware-Onecept $15.00
"The recording and release of Onecept celebrates David S. Ware's 50th year of singular and profound saxophone artistry; a studio session specifically arranged for same featuring Ware on three horns: saxello, stritch, tenor along with fellow musical masters William Parker on bass (stalwart fellow prophet) and Warren Smith on drums and tympani (also featured on Ware's album Shakti). Unlike most every previous album he has made (Corridors & Parallels being another exception), there was no rehearsal for this session; the songs/streams were created fully in the moment of creation, trusting in collective skill to manifest the majesty. Onecept is an impeccable entry in the oeuvre of his recorded works. Ware on the title: 'The main concept of this record is Onecept: I'm playing three instruments on here, but there's one direction on the whole album. This album is one consciousness, but in that one consciousness, there are different streams. Can the listener attune their ear fine enough to distinguish those subtle differences?'" [Aum Fidelity]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Ware--David-S---Onecept__05-Aum-spc-Fidelity-spc-064.aspx

Kenny Wheeler-Windmill Tilter $16.00
One of the hardest to find holly grails of Brit-jazz makes its very first appearance on CD in this excellently packaged and remastered set from BGO. Check out this personnel: Kenny Wheeler: flugelhorn; Derek Watkins: trumpet; Henry Shaw: trumpet; Henry Lowther: trumpet; Les Condon: trumpet; Chris Pyne: trombone; Mike Gibbs: trombone; John Dankworth: saxophone; Ray Swinfield: saxophone; Tony Robert: saxophone; Tony Coe: saxophone; Alf Reece: tuba; Dick Hart: tuba; Bob Corford: piano; Alan Branscome: piano; John McLaughlin: guitar; Dave Holland: bass; John Spooner: drums; Tristan Fry: percussion.
"It's easy to forget how long Canadian-born Kenny Wheeler has been making music. This, the first of his infrequent large ensemble recordings, was originally released back in 1969, and some thirteen years prior to that he was working in the quintet of baritone saxophonist Buddy Featherstonhaugh. Windmill Tilter offers the best of both worlds: not only is there Wheeler's highly distinctive writing for large ensemble, but there are a couple of quintet tracks, featuring Wheeler in the company of tenor saxophonist Tony Coe—a stylist as distinctive as anyone out there.... Wheeler again turns in a solo as quietly compelling as anything he's ever done, also highlighting how he never seems to be a man in a hurry. As a consequence, what he has to say comes out stimulating and ripe. But ultimately, this is one of those releases that transcends the ample qualities of the music because, along with something like Tubby Hayes's Mexican Green (Universal, 1967), it highlights how British jazz—or, perhaps, that should be Commonwealth jazz, given Wheeler's Canadian origin—came of age at a time when such a development didn't seem like a foregone conclusion. Graham Collier was forging his identity at the same time too, which only goes to show how long it is since jazz became an international language, especially in view of the decades prior to that time in which it was also taking place."-Nic Jones/AllAboutJazz.com [BGO]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Wheeler--Kenny---Windmill-Tilter__25-BGN-CD-944.aspx

Yugen-Iridule $18.00
Third album by this Italian 'difficult music' ensemble, who derive great pleasure in presenting for your ears what Frank Zappa referred to as "The Black Page" (i.e. musical scores so filled with notes that it appears as a sea of black ink)!
"Iridule pushes on the most abstract language derived from the avant-garde music of the Twentieth century (Ligeti, Xenakis, Nancarrow), but also on a typically rock rhythmical drive, thanks to a more aggressive drum-and-bass section and to heavier and multi-faceted sound, on the edge between Henry Cow, King Crimson and Frank Zappa, with the further novelty of the voice. You won’t miss, as in Labirinto d’acqua, great dynamical ranges, a scrupulous tymbrical research, an even more articulated and stratified rhythmical detail. Important guests as Elaine Di Falco, Dave Willey, Mike Johnson, Dave Kerman (practically speaking, the whole of Thinking Plague!), Guy Segers (Univers Zero), Michele Epifani (Areknames) and others make a kaleidoscopic and astonishing album." [AltrOck]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Yugen---Iridule__33-AltrOck-spc-013.aspx

Frank Zappa-Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar 3 x CD box set $20.00
Back in stock!
Frank Zappa (guitar); Warren Cucurullo (guitar, electric sitar); Steve Vai, Denny Walley, Ike Willis, Ray White (guitar); Jean-Luc Ponty (baritone violin); Tommy Mars, Peter Wolf, Eddie Jobson, Bob Harris, Andre Lewis (keyboards); Arthur Barrow, Patrick O'Hearn, Roy Estrada (bass); Vinnie Coliauta, Terry Bozzio (drums); Ed Mann (percussion).
"Originally released as a 3 LP set. SHUT UP 'N PLAY YER GUITAR puts the musical spotlight on Frank Zappa's solo guitar improvisations. Although many think of Frank Zappa first and foremost as a supreme composer and satirist, many seem to overlook the fact that he was one of the greatest rock guitarists that ever lived. After all, such latter-day guitar heroes as Joe Satriani and Steve Vai (the latter was a member of Zappa's backing band in the early '80s) revered him, often listing select Zappa albums as "the best guitar albums of all time." But since he refused to play commercially acceptable music, many young guitarists are unaware of Zappa's guitar prowess. To correct this, Zappa issued the double-disc set SHUT UP N' PLAY YER GUITAR in 1986. Instead of just compiling already-released tracks that prominently featured his guitar chops, Zappa searched through tapes of concerts from his 1979 and 1980 tours, and edited together his very best solos. Although this may be a monotonous listen for a non-guitar player or a newcomer to Zappa's work, guitar enthusiasts and hardcore fans will consider it a godsend. It's hard to pick just a few highlights, since each disc is meant to be listened to in it's entirety, but you can't go wrong with "Hog Heaven," "Five-Five-Five," and "The Deathless Horsie," to name but a few." [Ryko]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Zappa--Frank---Shut-Up-n-Play-Yer-Guitar-3-x-CD-box-set__17-RYKO310533.aspx

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Recent reviews (or recently *discovered* reviews) of Cuneiform artists and titles (in English only):

JASON ADASIEWICZ
http://alarmpress.com/15305/features/music-interview/jason-adasiewicz-jazz-vibraphonist/

SOFT MACHINE
http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/129918-soft-machine-ndr-jazz-workshop-hamburg-germany-may-17-1973/

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=37430


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You can always see which of our artists are on tour and get the links to the venues at:
http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/tours.html
or
http://my.calendars.net/cuneiform/
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ERGO
November 12 - BAM Cafe - 30 Lafayette Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 8:30 pm - FREE!

IDEAL BREAD
November 11 - Salt Space - 1158 Broadway, 5th Floor  (entrance is on 27th Street) - NYC, NY 8:00 / $10

December 15 - Cornelia Street Cafe - 29 Cornelia St.- New York, NY - $10 / 8:00 pm

December 16 - The Rotunda - 4014 Walnut St. - Philadelphia, PA - free / 8:00 pm

LED BIB
November 14 - London Jazz Festival @ Vortex Jazz Club - London, UK

November 27 - The Shed - Brawby, Malton, UK

MAHAVISHNU PROJECT
Plays the music of Jeff Beck - from Wired, Blow By Blow, There and Back and more

October 8 - Toad's Place - 300 York Street - New Haven, CT (203) 624.8623 - 9:00 pm

November 4 - Mexicali Live - Thu Nov 4th  (8pm)
1409 Queen Anne Rd. - Teaneck NJ 07666 (201) 833.0011 - 8:00 pm

MATS/MORGAN BAND
October 23 -  Gouveia Art Rock - Gouveia, Portugal

December 11 - Pjeireblues - Belgium (with Jimmy Ågren Band)

THE MICROSCOPIC SEPTET
December 2 - Birdland - 315 W 44th St - New York NY 10036 (212) 581 3080
$20 (in advance or at door) 6:00 pm (early show!)

December 11 - The Hotel Gershwin - 7 East 27th St - New York NY 10016 - 8:00 pm - at least two sets - (212) 545 8000 - $25.00 at the door (no advance sales)

ALSO: Joel Forrester/Phillip Johnston Duo (not quite the Micros but pretty close! - and appearance on the west coast! Playing Micros material - this is a very rare treat)

November 21 - Cafe Metropol - 923 East 3rd St. - Los Angeles, CA - 12:00 noon - 2:30 pm

November 21 - Tango del Rey - 3567 Del Rey St - Los Angeles, CA - 8:00 pm

November 26 - The Hillside Club - Berkeley, CA

MUJICIAN
Tony Levin's 70th Birthday Celebration - UK tour. All dates also feature the Aki Takasi Trio (with Tony also on drums)!

October 8 - Richard Attenborough Centre - University of Leicester, Leicester, UK (0116) 223 1520

October 9 - Midlands Arts Centre - Birmingham, UK (0121) 446-3232

October 11 - The Vortex - London, UK (020) 7254 4097

October 14 - Lunchtime concert piano duo - Aki Takase and Keith Tippett - Kings Hall at Newcastle University - Newcastle, UK (0191) 222 8463

October 14 - Gateshead Old Town Hall - Gateshead, UK (0191) 433-8428

RICHARD PINHAS
October 20 - Richard Pinhas + Scanner - Pop Philosophie Festival - Marseille, France

October 29 - Richard Pinhas + Demon - Le Tunnel - 23 Avenue Victor Hugo - 93360 Neuilly-Plaisance, France (01)43 08 99 47

POSITIVE CATASTROPHE
Oct 23-Nov 7 - tba

ALEC K. REDFEARN AND THE EYESORES
October 12 - Beachland Ballroom Tavern - Cleveland OH

October 13 - Columbus Rumba Cafe - Columbus, OH

October 14 - Morning Glory Coffee - Pittsburgh PA

October 15 - Milcreek Tavern - Philadelphia PA

October 16 - 113 King Street - Northhampton MA

October 17 - Homegrown Festival - The Temple - 670 Centre St - Jamaica Plain - Boston, MA (with a zillion other great bands)

October 18 - AS220 - Providence RI

REVOUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE
October 16 - House of Blues Front Room - 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA (888) 693-2583 - 9pm-midnite - free

November 20 - Ken Field and Swedish musicians play the music of the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble - Folketshus - Trollhättan, Sweden

WADADA LEO SMITH
October 28 - Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn, NY

November 13 - New Music Circle - St. Louis, MO

November 20 - Library of Congress - Washington, DC

UZ JSME DOMA
October 7 - Garfield Artworks - 4931 Penn Avenue - Pittsburgh, PA 15224 (412) 361 2262 - $8.00

October 8 - Now That's Class - 11213 Detroit Avenue - Cleveland, OH (216) 221 - 8576 (with Home & Garden & The Cream Based Soups)

Ocober 9 - Orion Sound Studios - 2903 Whittington Ave., Suite C - Baltimore, Md.  21230  (with Inzinzac) - $15.00

ZEVIOUS
huge entire USA tour (well, they may have to skip Boise) - mid March - mid April, 2011. watch for more info here as we get it

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To see Artist News by musicians who have recorded for Cuneiform - provided to us by the musicians themselves and updated every four months, go to:
http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/artistnews.html

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Thank you!

-Coming Soon (or not soon, but eventually, so please be patient!)-
(For updates of new items in stock, watch these mailings or check the NEW ARRIVALS section!) :
PETER BAUMAN- Romance '76 -Transharmonic Nights (available again for the 1st time in many, many years)
SERGE BRINGOLF/STRAVE-Strave (wonderful, fairly obscure zeuhl/jazz-rock album from 1980 from France by a large ensemble. I consider this one of the treasures of French zeuhl and it's really underknown and appreciated. Being reissued by Soleil Zeuhl, of course and if you don't know this one, you are really in for a treat!)
CALOMITO-Cane di Schiena
CASSIBER (box set with a live DVD as well as unreleased material on CD along with the four albums we already know and love)
CHEER-ACCIDENT-#17 (what more need be said?)
DREAMTIME-Double Trouble 2 x CDs (quintet live at Bracknell in 83 and double quintet live at the Swan 91)
FACTOR BURZACO-II (new album on AltrOck)
FAR CORNER #3
FRENCH TV-I Forgive You for All My Unhappiness (great title!)
FRED FRITH-Live in Japan (the original 2 lp box set finally reissued on CD)
GUTBUCKET (album #5)
LED BIB-Bring Your Own (album #5)
PLANETA IMAGINARIO-Optical Delusions (great 3rd album by this great Catalan jazz/rock band. Warm melodies, Canterbury-styled jazz/rock rhythm section and tasteful large band arrangements, all recorded by Bob Drake for a great, live ensemble feel and sound.
WADADA LEO SMITH and ED BLACKWELL-The Blue Mountain's Sun Drummer (never-before heard 1986 duo recording!)
SOFT MACHINE LEGACY-Relegation of Pluto/Live in Germany
JOHN SURMAN-Flashpoint: NDR Jazz Workshop 1969 CD + DVD (amazing, clear and crisp, black and white footage of John Surman with a ten piece band (Malcolm Griffiths, Alan Jackson, Erich Kleinschuster , Harry Miller, Mike Osborne, Fritz Pauer, Ronnie Scott, Alan Skidmore, Kenny Wheeler)in April, 1969. One of the most amazing documents of Brit jazz in its late 60s prime ever! This will blow minds.)
TZADIK announces the following: GREAT NEWS FOR ZORN FANS! 2010 will be a landmark year for John Zorn who promises 12 new CD releases-one every month! Included will be new music from The Dreamers, Moonchild and Alhambra, 3 new releases in The Book of Angels series, a major new studio composition dedicated to the Korean-American writer Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, a classical release featuring his acclaimed violin concerto Contes des Fées, the DVD release of his opera with Richard Foreman ASTRONOME, a ripping improvised duo recording with Fred Frith and undoubtedly several surprises. Most of the recordings are already completed and the release schedule set, so keep your eyes and ears open and expect a new Zorn release every 4th Tuesday of the month in 2010!
ROBERT WYATT/GILAD ATZMON/ROS STEPHEN-For the Ghosts Within

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Hi,

Here's what has come in in the last week - either new releases or restockings of items that have been unavailable:

19A.D.D.-Dead River $9.00
This is a new, young, instrumental, techinical-metal power trio from Denver. This is their 1st release and it's impressive on multiple levels. First of all, this is the nicest packaged CD that I've ever sold for $9.00 for sure! Additionally, these guys can play and play they do. There's a lot of similarity to Canvas Solaris, especially Canvas' earlier albums when they were a bit more more metal than they are now. 19A.D.D. have what it takes; they may really go somewhere based on this one. [Level 36]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/19ADD---Dead-River__19-Level-spc-36001.aspx

Barcelona Traction-Barcelona Traction $15.00
The first album, originally released in 1975 by this Spanish jazz-rock group who were named after the company who controllec the lights and power utilities. Very nice, very good jazz rock, with the sound slanted more towards the jazz than the rock; this is great stuff, but don't expect heavy Mahavishnu-esque monster power soloing. This is a nice record that fans of mid 70s jazz-rock with tinges of Spanish music will enjoy. [Picap]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Barcelona-Traction---Barcelona-Traction__19-PICAP-spc-908601.aspx

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin-Llyria $18.00
One of the most exciting bands for me in jazz returns with their third splendid ECM outing. A bit different from the last two, but still them and still great, even on just one listen as soon as I could tear open the box! Personally recommended.
Nik Bärtsch piano
Sha alto saxophone, bass clarinet
Björn Meyer bass
Kaspar Rast drums
Andi Pupato percussion
"The third album from one of the most exciting young European bands, “Llyrìa” follows on from “Stoa” and “Holon”, the recordings that established Swiss band Ronin on the international scene. Leader Nik Bärtsch’s “modular” pieces still define the context of the group’s music but the committed input of the individual Ronin members has lifted the work to the next level, blurring the distinctions between composition, improvisation and interpretation. The music has become more open, so much so that Bärtsch’s old buzzwords like “Zen funk” and “ritual groove music” now scarcely apply and even “minimalism” is only a distant reference. Reed player Sha shines brightly here, and lyrical melodic themes make themselves felt, but perhaps this is, more than its predecessors, a drummer’s record, its beats lovingly crafted by Kasper Rast and percussionist Andi Pupato." [ECM]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Bärtsch--Nik---Llyria__28-ECM-spc-2178.aspx

Blay Tritano-Clot 20 $15.00
A Catalan, Barcelona jazz rock band. This was their only record and was released by Zeleste. In addition this this record, they played with Música Urbana in the soundtrack of the film "Tatuaje" in 1977 (a serious rarity that you'll never hear - but now you can hear this first one! Very nice, very good jazz rock, with the sound slanted more towards the jazz than the rock; this is great stuff, but don't expect heavy Mahavishnu-esque monster power soloing. This is a nice record that fans of mid 70s jazz-rock with tinges of Spanish music will enjoy.
Eduardo Altaba (bass), Victor Ammann (keys), Quino Béjar (guitar), Eliseu Parra (drums), John Ribe (percussion), Vicenc Calvo "Morgan" (trombone), Néstor Munt (trumpet), Joan Josep Blay (sax), Laura Tapies (clarinet). [Picap]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Blay-Tritono---Clot-20__19-PICAP-spc-908489.aspx

Brainville-Live in NYC '98 $10.00 (special)
Just 10 copies available at this special price!
Brainville  (mk 1) was Daevid Allen-guitar and vocals, Kramer-keyboards/bass/guitar, Hugh Hopper-bass, Pip Pyle-drums. It's amazing to see this document released, especially as I was at this gig in NYC at the Knitting Factory! (I just happened to be in NYC visiting family at the time, but how was I going to pass up a chance to see this??).
"Brainville was the band formed by Daevid Allen, Hugh Hopper and the late Pip Pyle all revered musicians within the Canterbury Scene. The band have built up a good groundswell of support over the years that it has been a going concern which is usually when the three members had a gap in their otherwise busy schedules. Sadly founder member Pip Pyle died in the late summer of 2006 however Daevid Allen and Hugh Hopper decided to continue playing concerts with Brainville  with a replacement drummer (editor's note: His name is Chris Cutler - some people have heard of him too!) and to this end they have played a number of well received concerts. This album is sourced from a concert that took place at the Knitting Factory venue in New York in 1998. As with any Daevid Allen related release there will be a great deal of interest in the release which will also stretch beyond the Allen fan base into the Canterbury Sound fan base which is also a large and dedicated fan base. (editor's note: I'm sure glad that all these fan bases are being covered) This live recording will be a valuable addition to the catalogue of what is in Daevid Allen’s own words “The Most eccentric 3 piece jazz rock outfit of the Canterbury school”. [Voiceprint]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Brainville---Live-in-NYC-98-(special)__USD-CD-1177.aspx

California Guitar Trio-Andromeda $15.00
This is the first CGT album of all original material. Guests here include Tony Levin and Julie and Eric Slick, among others.
"The release of Andromeda celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the California Guitar Trio. The CGT plays a unique style, with guitars weaving an intricate knotwork of interlocking parts to form a whole. Bert, Hideyo, and Paul can create music which sounds like it is performed on a kind of "super-piano" and at other times unfolds an ethereal, otherworldly psychedelia. Their music is both adventurous and listener-friendly. " [Innter Knot]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/California-Guitar-Trio---Andromeda__17-633367775825.aspx

Caravan-Rare Broadcasts CD + NTSC (all region) DVD $9.00 (special)
A really good price on this material. This stuff has been available before on various sub labels of Classic Rock Legends, but I haven't seen these for a while and the DVD footage especially is amazing and a must own. The CD has their 2002 performance from NEARFest and is a good performance by the modern Caravan, but the real kicker is the DVD. This is the reunion show aka known as "Live Bedrock TV 1990" that featured the entire original version of the band: Pye Hastings, Richard Sinclair, David Sinclair and Richard Coughlan! They are in great form and the production values are top-notch for the time period and the sound and visuals are great. And what a set-list: Head Loss, Videos of Hollywood, Nine feet Underground, Winter Wine, For Richard. If you are remotely a Caravan fan and you don't have this, you need this. [Storming]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Caravan---Rare-Broadcasts-CD--plus--DVD-(special)__11-SMC-spc-25998.aspx

Nels Cline-Dirty Baby 2 x CDs box $24.00
"Born of a provocative mating of art and music, Dirty Baby is guitarist/composer Nels Cline and poet/producer David Breskin's visionary recontextualization of Ed Ruscha's "censor strip" paintings. This sumptuous double-CD box set includes more than an hour-and-a-half of new music by Cline for two large ensembles, paired booklets with reproductions of 66 Ruscha pictures, and insightful liner notes by Nels in a third booklet graced by session photos. Supporting musicians include Jon Brion; cohorts Scott Amendola and Devin Hoff; Nels' twin brother Alex Cline; and some of L.A.'s most illustrious instrumentalists and improvisers. Cline's orchestrations offer a panoply of sound and vision: from pedal steel and cigarbox guitars to harmonica, banjo ukulele, violin, cello, saxophone and trumpet, all the way through Cline's mysterious Quintronics Drum Buddy. In both composition and execution, this is a recording of ambition, scope and surprise: it sheds new light (and new sound) on Ruscha's groundbreaking images, and provides a major feast in its own right." [Cryptogramophone]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Cline--Nels---Dirty-Baby-2-x-CD-box-set__28-Cryptogramophone-spc-142.aspx

Alice Coltrane-Radha Krshna Nama Sankirtana $7.00 (special)
"Radha-Krsna Nama Sankirtana was issued in the mid-'70s by Warner Bros. Forgoing jazz altogether, this set is a series of devotional songs from the Hare Krisha religion that Alice Coltrane practiced. Three of the tracks here are chants, with Coltrane backing a vocal chorus on Fender Rhodes and organ. They are memorable, catchy, and moving given the joy of the singers. The other two tracks here feature Coltrane's interpretations of Indian songs. On "Ganesha," she plays harp and is accompanied only by Sita Coltrane  on tamboura. This is not jazz in any sense of the word, but it is engaging, utterly interesting music, particularly for Alice's juxtaposition of space against melody. "Om Nama Sivaya" is the album's closer, and at 19 minutes is over half of the disc's entire length. Here is where the great jazz musician shows her face. Playing Wurlitzer organ, Alice is backed only by John Coltrane Jr.  on drums. She improvises against a traditional Indian mode and stretches it until it turns back on itself, breaks, moves into other modalities of harmonic invention, and rebuilds itself. It's driving, with a circular rhythm and head that reveals itself at odd junctures, and is full of great soloing. This track alone makes the set worth its purchase price."-Thom Jurek/All Music Guide [Wounded Bird]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Coltrane--Alice---Radha-Krsna-Nama-Sankirtana-(special)__11-Wounded-spc-Bird-spc-2986.aspx

Crippled Black Phoenix-I, Vigilante $17.00
Not really sure what's with the 'tough guy' title or cover art, because this is modern progressive rock that takes elements of spacey post-rock (think Mono, Sigur Ros) and blends it with a definite Meddle/Obscured by Clouds Pink Floydian feel. This seven-piece English group is starting to get a well deserved buzz. No particular player stands out, there's nice work from everyone (guitars, keyboards/organ/piano, cello, bass, drums and good vocals). Well worth investigation. You can hear their music here: http://www.myspace.com/crippledblackphoenix  [Invada]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Crippled-Black-Phoenix---I--Vigilante__28-Invada-spc-95.aspx

Esqueixada Sniff-Ocells/En Concert 2 x CDs $22.00
Nice to see this obscure Catalan jazz-rock band's material available!
"Fine jazz-rock outfit coming out of the Rock Laietà scene in mid-70s Barcelona. Their complete recordings are included here: both 1979 albums Ocells and En Concert, as well as two unreleased bonus tracks, 'Por Fuera, Por Dentro' and 'La Respuesta'." [Picap]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Esqueixada-Sniff---OcellsEn-Concert-2-x-CDs__19-PICAP-spc-910829.aspx

Fantasia-Fantasia $24.00
Much sought-after by the few who know about it, this was the only release by this Finnish symphonic rock band. Released on Hi-Hat in 1975, they were very comparable to Camel's sound from the same period of time; think Mirage and Moonmadness with maybe a touch more of a progressive jazz/rock vibe than Camel. Typical (and typically nice) of the period multi-keyboards are especially notable. Some vocals, but not very much. Highly recommended for Camel fans and fans of progressive symphonic rock of the time period. [Rocket]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Fantasia---Fantasia__19-Rok-spc-048.aspx

Michael Formanek-The Rub and Spare Change $18.00
Tim Berne alto saxophone
Craig Taborn piano
Michael Formanek double-bass
Gerald Cleaver drums
ECM debut as leader for this great bassist who has graced many fine releases. And what an amazing group! [ECM]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Formanek--Michael---The-Rub-and-Spare-Change__28-ECM-spc-2167.aspx

Fusioon-Fusioon $18.00
The first one from this very very good, instrumentally-leaning Spanish progressive/fusion band, who feature multi-keyboards, guitar, bass and drums. This has a definite Canterbury slant, although Spain is a long way from Kent, UK. Their name is pronounced Fu-shoon, by the way. [Divucsa]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Fusioon---Fusioon__19-DIVUCSA32-516.aspx

Fusioon-Fusioon 2 (crocodile cover) $18.00
Very very good, instrumentally-leaning Spanish progressive/fusion band, who feature multi-keyboards, guitar, bass and drums. At times they get into an almost Egg-like complexity, although that's not their overall sound. Their name is pronounced Fu-shoon, by the way.
"Fusioon are, quite rightly, celebrated as one of the leading exponents of Spanish progressive rock. Fusioon 2 (1974), also known as their crocodile album cover proved a major step forward, providing very satisfying progressive rock...with its combination of classical...and jazz/rock styles. The arrangements are well-balanced between  complexity and directness on the four extended tracks....Suffice to say that Fusioon were aptly named and among the most important Spanish groups."-Scented Gardens of the Mind. [Divucsa]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Fusioon---Fusioon-2-(Crocodile-cover)__19-DIVUCSA32-517.aspx

Fusioon-Minorisa $18.00
Very, very good, instrumentally-leaning Spanish progressive/fusion band, who feature multi-keyboards, guitar, bass and drums. At times they get into an almost Egg-like complexity, although that's not their overall sound. Their name is pronounced Fu-shoon, by the way. This was their 3rd and last album.
"Fusioon are, quite rightly, celebrated as one of the leading exponents of Spanish progressive rock. Minorisa (1975) was yet more complex, almost approaching Zappa and Gentle Giant, with lots of impatient flickerings between different ideas in three large scale rock suites. This is refreshing and quite demanding - right at the core of the diffuse entity known as progressive rock. Suffice to say, Fusioon were aptly named and among the most important Spanish groups."-Scented Gardens of the Mind. [Ariola]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Fusioon---Minorisa__19-Ariola-spc-2151151.aspx

Feliu Gasul/Joan Albert Amaragos-Feliu i Joan Albert $15.00
The reissue of a great, classic, wonderful Spanish progressive album. Feliu is a guitarist who plays only Spanish guitar, while Joan Albert, the leader of the equally great Musica Urbana, performs on acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes piano, clavinet and Moog synthesizer. Recorded in 1977, released on Edigsa and always hard to find, it is reissued here from the master tapes for the very first time! Musically very active and intricate and filled with great melodic passages, yet also very stripped down and open, allowing the listener to really get inside and hear all the details. Then, on the last track, Music Urbana and guests join them for a rocking finish!  This is a wonderful album of Spanish progressive/avant-progressive that I have been waiting and waiting a long time to see made available. Highest recommendation. [Picap]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Gasul--FeliuJoan-Albert-Amaragos---Feliu-i-Joan-Albert__19-PDI-spc-80-prd-4978.aspx

Giles, Giles & Fripp-The Brondesbury Tapes 1968 $11.00 (special)
Now this is pretty fascinating and also it's in surprisingly high quality sound. This is the 'home demos' that Giles, Giles & Fripp worked on to get themselves their contract with Decca Records, as well as the demos that they worked on during the period of their contract. There is plenty of material that is essentially just (sometimes significantly better) alternates of the Giles, Giles & Fripp album, but it gets especially amazing as the disc progresses, as the band adds singer Judy Dyble, multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald and lyricist Peter Sinfield. In other words, the group is well on its way to becoming King Crimson; all that's missing is Greg Lake. There are 2 takes of I Talk to the Wind as well as 2 of Under the Sky (later recorded by Peter Sinfield on Still) and Why Don't You Just Drop In, which was a mainstay of KC's early live repertoire, but which wasn't studio recorded. Great liner notes and explanation of how they recorded this stuff and why and how it sounds so good (even though it probably shouldn't, given the primitive recording equipment) by Peter Giles and even a couple of unbelievably weird photos that I hadn't seen anywhere else. Conditionally highly recommended; certainly for those who are gigantic Krimson fans. [Voiceprint]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Giles--Giles-and-Fripp---The-Brondesbury-Tapes-1968-(special)__Voiceprint-spc-235.aspx

Harvest-Flying High, Runnin' Fast $24.00
I hadn't ever heard of this group,until I researched it out and discovered that this is the second album by Finland's Elonkorjuu (which translates as Harvest Time). Their 1st album, released under the Elonkorjuu name is a high-dollar Finnish album. This second album from a full six years later had the group changing their name and focusing on jazz/rock and becoming purely instrumental. Guitars, Fender Rhodes and keyboards, two saxes, bass and drums here. Another rarity finally out on CD for the 1st time. [Rocket]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Harvest---Flyin-High--Runnin-Fast__19-Rok-spc-046.aspx

Ia-Batiste-Chichonera's Cat $15.00
"Ia Clua & Jordi Batiste were two Catalan musicians who started their career in the late 60's. Batiste was member of the leading psychedelic- progressive group Maquina,  one of the most legendary groups ever to come out from Barcelona. After leaving Maquina,  Jordi Batiste got together with Ia Clua and released two excellent albums; the first (Un gran dia) was released in 1971 on the Diablo label. The second one, Chichonera's Cat,  is from 1975 and came out originally on the Edigsa label. Musically this album is a blend of progressive,  rock & folk, entirely sung in the Catalan language. Great stuff." [Picap]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Ia-Batiste---Chichoneras-Cat__19-Picap-spc-910550.aspx

Iceberg-Arc-En-Ciel $15.00
Iceberg were the premier fusion outfit from Spain during the 1970's. They released five albums between 1975-1978, of which this 1978 release is their 5th and final. All good things come to an end, and the band went out on a high note; while I probably like their 2nd album the best, this is still an excellent work. Pretty stunningly good instrumental fusion with dueling work from Joaquim "Max" Sunyer (aka Max Sune) on guitars and Josep "Kitflus" Mas on piano, electric piano and synths. The rhythm section of Primi Sacho (electric bass) and Jordi Colomer (drums) don't shock and amaze, but they do a good job and provide a solid base for the hurtling balls of flame laid on top of their work! In addition to the straight forward Spanish influences, there are nice hints of Spanish and Iberian folk music, giving them a most distinctive sound, and one that was not only rooted in Return To Forever, Mahavishnu, etc. Mas has that great FAT Moog sound down and the entire band cooks and smokes. If you like this style of music, their work comes highly recommended! [Actual]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Iceberg---Arc-En-Ciel__19-PICAP-spc-802022.aspx

Iceberg-Coses Nostres $15.00
Iceberg were the premier fusion outfit from Spain during the 1970's. They released five albums between 1975-1978, of which this 1976 release is the 2nd. Pretty stunningly good instrumental fusion with dueling work from Joaquim "Max" Sunyer (aka Max Sune) on guitars and Josep "Kitflus" Mas on piano, electric piano and synths. The rhythm section of Primi Sacho (electric bass) and Jordi Colomer (drums) don't shock and amaze, but they do a good job and provide a solid base for the hurtling balls of flame laid on top of their work! In addition to the straight forward Spanish influences, there are nice hints of Spanish and Iberian folk music, giving them a most distinctive sound, and one that was not only rooted in Return To Forever, Mahavishnu, etc. Mas has that great FAT Moog sound down and the entire band cooks and smokes. If you like this style of music, their work comes highly recommended! [Actual]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Iceberg---Coses-Nostres__19-Picap-spc-802025.aspx

Iceberg-En Directe $15.00
Iceberg were the premier fusion outfit from Spain during the 1970's. They released five albums between 1975-1978, of which this 1977 release is the 4th. Pretty stunningly good instrumental fusion with dueling work from Joaquim "Max" Sunyer (aka Max Sune) on guitars and Josep "Kitflus" Mas on piano, electric piano and synths. The rhythm section of Primi Sacho (electric bass) and Jordi Colomer (drums) don't shock and amaze, but they do a good job and provide a solid base for the hurtling balls of flame laid on top of their work! In addition to the straight forward Spanish influences, there are nice hints of Spanish and Iberian folk music, giving them a most distinctive sound, and one that was not only rooted in Return To Forever, Mahavishnu, etc. Mas has that great FAT Moog sound down and the entire band cooks and smokes. This one was recorded live in Madrid and features only 3 tracks (none of which are on their other albums), so you know that they stretch it out and that there is plenty of room for hot solos! [Actual]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Iceberg---En-Directe__19-Picap-spc-802023.aspx

Iceberg-Sentiments $15.00
Iceberg were the premier fusion outfit from Spain during the 1970's. They released five albums between 1975-1978, of which this 1978 release is the 3rd. Pretty stunningly good instrumental fusion with dueling work from Joaquim "Max" Sunyer (aka Max Sune) on guitars and Josep "Kitflus" Mas on piano, electric piano and synths. The rhythm section of Primi Sacho (electric bass) and Jordi Colomer (drums) don't shock and amaze, but they do a good job and provide a solid base for the hurtling balls of flame laid on top of their work! In addition to the straight forward Spanish influences, there are nice hints of Spanish and Iberian folk music, giving them a most distinctive sound, and one that was not only rooted in Return To Forever, Mahavishnu, etc. Mas has that great FAT Moog sound down and the entire band cooks and smokes. If you like this style of music, their work comes highly recommended! [Actual]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Iceberg---Sentiments__19-Picap-spc-802024.aspx

Iceberg-Tutankhamon $15.00
Iceberg were the premier fusion outfit from Spain during the 1970's. They released five albums between 1975-1978, of which this 1975 release is the first, and this is the first time it's been released on CD. Unlike their others, this features a quintet with about half the songs having vocals (the fifth member is a saxist who also sings) and the sound is definitely more in the "progressive rock with fusion overtones" than the full-out fusion sound of their next four releases. "Tutankhamon was an astonishing debut abum, already revealing in talents of Sunyer and Mas in some incredible electric guitar and synthesizer interplay. The instrumental sections fused Spanish jazz-rock with influences from British symphonic rock (King Crimson, Genesis and Yes 1972-74)...indeed this is a good starting point for newcomers to Spanish progressive rock."-Scented Gardens of the Mind [Picap]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Iceberg---Tutankamon__19-Picap-spc-802026.aspx

Jarka-Ortodoxia/Morgue o Berenice $15.00
Jarka was the early 70's band of keyboardist Jordi Sabates (see his incredible "Ocells Del Mes Enlla"). He plays piano, electric piano and organ, backed by bass and drums. This is their first album from 1971, and the sound is firmly on they piano with rhythm section. Some parts are quite jazzy, while others sound like early progressive rock mixed with a sorta Canterbury jazz/rock sound. Rather nice and stupendously obscure! [PDI]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Jarka---Ortodoxia__19-Picap-spc-910692.aspx

Kaamos-Deeds and Talks $24.00
The only release by this very obscure Finnish progressive rock band, originally released on the even more obscure M&T label, whose album was originally released in 1977. Vocals, guitar, keyboards and synths, bass and drums. You can compare this to other quality bands that focused on the singing, but still had strong instrumental passages, such as fellow countrymen Wigwam as well as Caravan, Procol Harum and Camel. [Rocket]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Kaamos---Deeds-and-Talks__19-Rok-spc-037.aspx

Mark McGuire-Living With Yourself $17.00
Mark is the guitarist of the very excellent modern space-music group Emeralds. This covers a lot of ground; from very 00s sounding guitars + electronica to work that comes closer to Manuel Gottsching's Invention for Electric Guitar than anything else I've ever heard!
"Mark McGuire operates chiefly as guitarist in the legendary Emeralds; however, he also has racked up an impressive set of solo releases over the last few years (albeit mainly in small- to micro- print runs). Living With Yourself  is his new album and Editions Mego hope to meet any demand which may arise from this fine selection of modern crafted guitar tunes. Focusing on his family, early friendships and the problems that inevitably develop through years of knowing someone, it takes McGuire's sound even further out, and contains some of his most accomplished songs to-date. The opening track is a fine example of McGuire's magical technique of taking a lone acoustic guitar then transforming the track into bliss-out electro wash looping off into the distance. And tracks like "Clouds Rolling In" and "Brain Storm" take off where such McGuire classics as "The Marfa Lights" (which incidentally is planned for a future reissue) left off. While connoisseurs of his sound will find all they desire in here, many superb surprises await around every corner. These are songs that cruise, bubble and rise to the top." [Editions Mego]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/McGuire--Mark---Living-With-Yourself__05-EMego-spc-107.aspx

Mojo Pojo-Mojo Pojo $11.00
Great price on a young Venezualan progressive rock band who combine fusion, prog-rock and a bit of metallic crunch - maybe in the same way that Morglbl do, although Mojo Pojo are a bit mellower. Much of their album is instrumental, although what vocals are there are good. A promising debut! Interested but not convinced? You can hear their music here:
http://www.myspace.com/mojopojoproject [Angry Pojo]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Mojo-Pojo---Mojo-Pojo__19-APCD-spc-001.aspx

Musica Urbana-Musica Urbana $15.00
The classic first (and best!) album from this Spanish band is reissued and available once again, after being out of print for close to a decade! This is a fabulous 1976 Spanish melodic progressive/fusion album with big swatches of influences from Spanish folk music. They were a quartet of keyboards (Joan Albert Amargos, of Feliu i Joan Albert fame), guitar, bass and drums, plus other instruments as guests. This well needed reissue of the reissue is from the master tapes. Highly recommended. [PDI]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Musica-Urbana---Musica-Urbana__19-PICAP-spc-908496-spc-.aspx

Nurse with Wound/Larsen-Erroneous: A Selection of Errors $15.00
"Erroneous, A Selection Of Errors is the result of the meeting of Italian cult band Larsen and Steven Stapleton's ubiquitous creature Nurse With Wound. Almost 2 years of file swapping and occasional conceptual meetings led to a multi-headed collection of deformed sounds based on one long NWW piece and two Larsen tracks (that both bands have written specifically for this project) then deconstructed and rebuilt by each other into totally brand new opuses. Erroneous also features Neu! and Kraftwerk original member Eberhard Kranemann on additional guitars, synth, sax and vocals as well as Larsen collaborator Daniele Pagliero, a.k.a. Lo Dev Alm, on bass. Just like the music, the artwork of the album is also a joint effort sporting works of Stapleton's alter-ego Babs Santini, Larsen's graphic designer Bellissimo and E. Kranemann." [Important]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Nurse-with-WoundLarsen---Erroneous--A-Selection-of-Errors__05-Important-spc-310.aspx

Charlemagne Palestine-Strumming Music 3 x CDs $22.00
Unpublished recordings by one of the deepest/most mysterious of the original American minimalists.
"Subtitled: For Piano, Harpsichord And Strings Ensemble. Sub Rosa presents unpublished works by minimalist composer/vocalist/performer Charlemagne Palestine. Charlemagne Palestine wrote intense, ritualistic music in the 1970s, intended by the composer to rub against audiences' expectations of what is beautiful and meaningful in music. A composer-performer, he always performed his own works as soloist. His earliest works were compositions for carillon and electronic drones, and he is best known for his intensely performed piano works. These unpublished pieces from the mid-'70s are works built on the same principles that he developed and established over the years for the piano. This is a unique variation on composition that introduces a perpetual rise inside a continuum of sound. "All of the Strumming Music manifestations seem to have originated from Charlemagne's physical relationship with the colossal carillon bells in the tower of St. Thomas Church on Fifth Avenue in New York. I met Charlemagne Palestine in 1968. The intensity of his listening impressed me as the intensity of his playing would later, when I heard him play on the carillon and the bells to 'his church.' I realized later, when Charlemagne had started to develop his series of piano pieces called Strumming, that he was assaulting that concrete ceiling and literally pushing through its three feet to release the sonic energy in the piano, much as he had with the carillon. Charlemagne's interest and work in electronic music increased in the late '60s, and in 1970, he decamped to southern California where he became a graduate student working with Morton Subotnick. It was during this year at CalArts (1970-71) that Charlemagne developed an approach to the piano that was not only extremely repetitive and physical, but predicated on the theory that, given the right stimulus, the instrument had a voice of its own and could produce a whole array of high overtones that seem to jump out on their own as if by magic. Over the next few years, he developed and polished the music that came to be known simply as 'Strumming.' The rapid alternation between single notes and chords and different registers became a technique that he seemed to own, and it really only worked with this magic piano. 'Strumming' was the physical technique; the melodies and harmonies that resulted made the music breathe and feel alive. After a while, the ear doesn't distinguish between notes that are sounded by hammers and those which are." [Sub Rosa]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Palestine--Charlemagne---Strumming-Music-3-x-CDs__05-SR-spc-297.aspx

William Parker Organ Quartet-Uncle Joe's Spirit House $15.00
"Uncle Joe's Spirit House is a very special project that William Parker produced early this year for his own Centering Records imprint to honor his Uncle Joe and Aunt Lee, who are both in their early '90s and going strong, living in the Bronx enjoying their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. They will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary in 2010. A soul-jazz organ quartet album that hearkens back to early-mid '60s sessions of similar form, though fully freshed-up by William Parker's indelible compositions written specifically for this session and the contributions of the impeccable musicians involved: Cooper-Moore on organ, Darryl Foster on tenor sax (also featured on WP's recent Curtis Mayfield Project release), and Gerald Cleaver on drums." [Centering]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Parker--William---Uncle-Joes-Spirit-House__05-Centering-spc-1004.aspx

Mike Pride/From Bacteria To Boys-Betweenwhile $15.00
"Mike Pride's From Bacteria To Boys features four of the most startling and beautiful new voices in modern jazz and blurs the lines between forward-looking, groove-based modern jazz, chant works, R&B (R. Kelly, mainly) and 20th/21st century classical music, with a singular intensity and center of focus. This is avant-garde soul music -- the credo of AUM Fidelity -- and we are very proud to present this major work. Betweenwhile is the flagship document of what these four musicians (Mike Pride, Darius Jones, Peter Bitenc, and Alexis Marcelo), as led by drummer/composer Pride, have summoned and made animate in the world over a highly-concentrated period of tireless live performance and group refinement. Its title, semi-quoted from a line in the expository intermediary Chapter 12.5 of R. Kelly's 'Trapped In the Closet' epic, alludes to the many-layered accruement between human beings operating together and towards collective goals in time/space. From Bacteria to Boys has performed their due diligence in understanding not only the rhythmic micro-realities of R&B, but its contentedly ecstatic spirit as well. It is a music indeed ecstatically alive and committed to the continuance and elevation of love and happiness through all the means that jazz music can employ." [Aum Fidelity]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Pride--Mike---Betweenwhile__05-Aum-spc-Fidelity-spc-065.aspx

Jordi Sabates- Ocells Del Més Enllà $15.00
Keyboardist/composer Jordi Sabates played on a lot of good Spanish albums during the 1970's. He composed and played keyboards (piano, Fender Rhodes, organ and Moog synths) on this album, that he is joined Toti Soler-flamenco guitar, Ricardo Sabates-electric guitar, Manolo Elias-electric and contrabass, Ivan Bargas-drums, Gustavo Quinteros-percussion and Erica Norimar-voice. This is an absolutely fantastic Spanish fusion/progressive disc that sometimes reminds me a little bit of Secret Oyster, but with a Spanish flavor. This is nicely paced; he doesn't just whip out the flash. Excellent! [P.D.I.]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Sabates--Jordi---Ocells-Del-Més-Enllà__19-PDI-spc-80-prd-4694.aspx

Scapa Flow-Uuteen Aikaan $24.00
First-ever reissue of this rare album that has always gone for good money. Now you can own it for only 'ok' money!...
"The only album by Scapa Flow is a highlight of Nordic progressive rock. The beautiful and effortless vocals by Noponen and Järvinen, combined with a knack for slightly uncommon, yet easily accessible melodies, and the impeccable ensemble playing, make for appealing listening throughout. There is a tendency towards symphonic textures without ever yielding to pomposity, a rare accomplishment indeed! Most of the melodies have a gently melancholic character and the sparsely employed solos are always tasteful. The climax of the album must be the last cut on side 2, "Askel Ylöspäin" (Steps Upward), one of the peaks of world-wide progressive music, with its arching and serene melody and superbly elegant arrangement. Truly recommended."-Scented Gardens of the Mind [Rocket]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Scapa-Flow---Uuteen-Aikaan__19-Rok-spc-045.aspx

Session-Unikuva $24.00
"A strong progressive rock album with loud guitar solos, organ, electric piano, horns and most significant, a fiercely driving bass. In fact the bass playing reminds me quite a bit of Trettioariga Kriget's first album. The occasional happy chorus lines call to mind Haikara circa "Geafar" mixed with a quaint late 60s psychedelic style. Lots of cool vocals in Finnish. And there's more than a nod to Wigwam from their "Fairyport" days. For a major label effort, this has to be considered one of the most obscure. I spent time with some big time Finnish collectors about 16 years ago and pretty much heard every progressive album from the country (I can say that with some authority now that so much time has passed). The Scapa Flow and Sepi Kuu titles from the original list are but a mite two examples of that experience. Except no one mentioned this title and I have to wonder if they even knew of it. A seriously obscure album."-Tom Hayes [Rocket]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Session---Unikuva__19-Rok-spc-055.aspx

Smegma-Mirage $15.00
Smegma were making noise when Merzbow was still making noise in his crib.
"With Mirage, Smegma again does the impossible. 38 years after reinventing the musical wheel, they have recorded a stunning masterpiece. With four of the original members working together again for the first time in many years, together with many new collaborators, they have kept alive their unique brand of old school primitive, avant/garage music. Running the gamut from the 'music concrete' inspired subtlety, the bombastic mood of the title track, 'world of my own's' frenzied noise/funk jams, that morph past rock'n [Eno/Roxy Music era] garage band, before finally slipping into a primitive meditation involving silly voices, toys, record players and such. On the other hand 'F-85 Turbo Rocket' blasts strait to psycho rockabilly heaven and is over before it all sinks in. Also worth mentioning, with its timeless creepy beauty, the front cover drawing/collage sets the stage for this strange journey. Several of the tracks were recorded 'live' at a Smegma House Party in Portland September 2009. The CD includes a unique Smegma house party track and a bonus 1973 original Pasadena unreleased recording." [Important]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Smegma---Mirage__05-Important-spc-311.aspx

McCoy Tyner-Counterpoints $6.00
"This is one of my favorite McCoy Tyner albums. It is a perfect example of his 70's style. The recording is from 1978, and it consists of a trio with Ron Carter and Tony Williams. McCoy has never sounded more forceful and aggressive than on these recordings. In the 70's, pianists like Keith Jarrett were working in the Bill Evans mold of quiet, mellow and classical-influenced playing. Howevever, McCoy Tyner was contemporaneously moving in the opposite direction and pounding away on the piano like a madman, but always with perfect precision. His playing here makes his 60's Blue Note and Impulse recordings sound restrained. That may put some fans off, and recently, he has been using more dynamics in his approach, moving between placid and aggressive within the context of the same piece. However, this recording is full-steam-ahead throughout, and Ron Carter and Tony Williams support him like few others could." [Milestone]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Tyner--McCoy---Counterpoints-(special)__11-Milestone-spc-9339.aspx

Uni Sono-Uni Sono $24.00
First-ever reissue of this Finnish jazz/rock album recorded in May, 1975. Released on the Hi-Hat label, this was the only release by this Finn-filled supergroup. The best known player is the bassist and band-leader Pekka Pohjola. Also featured are Olli Ahvenlahti (electric and grand piano, moog, string synth and organ), Paroni Paakkunaien (flute, soprano, alto, C-melody saxes), Nono Soderberg (guitar), and Reino Lane (drums). While the other four are not as well known to the casual eye as Pohjola, their names appear on many jazz/rock and progressive rock albums during the 70s. Five long tracks filled with fine playing. [Rocket]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Uni-Sono---Uni-Sono__19-Rok-spc-047.aspx

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THE MICROSCOPIC SEPTET
http://www.cloudsandclocks.net/CD_reviews/microseptet_ftt_E.html

http://jazzandblues.blogspot.com/2010/10/microscopic-septet-friday-13th.html

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CHEER-ACCIDENT
November 11- Arbor Vitae- 336 1/2 S. State St.- Ann Arbor, MI

November 12- Now That's Class- 11213 Detroit Ave.- Cleveland, OH

November 13- Spool MFG- 138 Baldwin St.- Johnson City, NY

November 11 - Midway Cafe - 3469 Washington St. - Jamaica Plain, MA (with Tamandua)

November 15- Cake Shop- 152 Ludlow St.- NYC, NY

November 16- SUNY- 735 Anderson Hill- Purchase, NY

November 17- The Fridge- rear alley, 516 8th St. SE- Washington, DC

November 18- Camel- 1621 W. Broad St.- Richmond, VA

November 19- venue tba- Columbia, SC

November 20- tba -  Knoxville, TN ??

November 21- tba  Bloomington, IN ??


ERGO
November 12 - BAM Cafe - 30 Lafayette Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 8:30 pm - FREE!

IDEAL BREAD
November 11 - Salt Space - 1158 Broadway, 5th Floor  (entrance is on 27th Street) - NYC, NY 8:00 / $10

December 15 - Cornelia Street Cafe - 29 Cornelia St.- New York, NY - $10 / 8:00 pm

December 16 - The Rotunda - 4014 Walnut St. - Philadelphia, PA - free / 8:00 pm

LED BIB
November 14 - London Jazz Festival @ Vortex Jazz Club - London, UK

November 27 - The Shed - Brawby, Malton, UK

MAHAVISHNU PROJECT
Plays the music of Jeff Beck - from Wired, Blow By Blow, There and Back and more

November 4 - Mexicali Live - Thu Nov 4th  (8pm)
1409 Queen Anne Rd. - Teaneck NJ 07666 (201) 833.0011 - 8:00 pm

MATS/MORGAN BAND
October 23 -  Gouveia Art Rock - Gouveia, Portugal

THE MICROSCOPIC SEPTET
December 2 - Birdland - 315 W 44th St - New York NY 10036 (212) 581 3080
$20 (in advance or at door) 6:00 pm (early show!)

December 11 - The Hotel Gershwin - 7 East 27th St - New York NY 10016 - 8:00 pm - at least two sets - (212) 545 8000 - $25.00 at the door (no advance sales)

ALSO: Joel Forrester/Phillip Johnston Duo (not quite the Micros but pretty close! - and appearance on the west coast! Playing Micros material - this is a very rare treat)

November 21 - Cafe Metropol - 923 East 3rd St. - Los Angeles, CA - 12:00 noon - 2:30 pm

November 21 - Tango del Rey - 3567 Del Rey St - Los Angeles, CA - 8:00 pm

November 26 - The Hillside Club - Berkeley, CA

RICHARD PINHAS
October 20 - Richard Pinhas + Scanner - Pop Philosophie Festival - Marseille, France

October 29 - Richard Pinhas + Demon - Le Tunnel - 23 Avenue Victor Hugo - 93360 Neuilly-Plaisance, France (01)43 08 99 47

ALEC K. REDFEARN AND THE EYESORES
October 15 - Milcreek Tavern - Philadelphia PA

October 16 - 113 King Street - Northhampton MA

October 17 - Homegrown Festival - The Temple - 670 Centre St - Jamaica Plain - Boston, MA (with a zillion other great bands)

October 18 - AS220 - Providence RI

October 24 - Firehouse 13 - Providence, RI (with The Tiptons)

October 28 - Dreamaway Lodge - Becket, MA

REVOUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE
October 16 - House of Blues Front Room - 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA (888) 693-2583 - 9pm-midnite - free

November 20 - Ken Field and Swedish musicians play the music of the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble - Folketshus - Trollhättan, Sweden

WADADA LEO SMITH
October 28 - Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn, NY

November 13 - New Music Circle - 560 Trinity Building at Washington University 560 Trinity Ave. (at Delmar) - St. Louis, MO 63130 (tickets $15.00/$7.00 for students with i.d.)

November 20 - Library of Congress - Washington, DC (free!)

ZEVIOUS
huge entire USA tour (well, they may have to skip Boise) - mid March - mid April, 2011. watch for more info here as we get it

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Rest in Peace:

Solomon Burke (Legendary soul singer)

T. Lavitz (Long-time keyboardist for The Dregs)

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Thank you!

-Coming Soon (or not soon, but eventually, so please be patient!)-
(For updates of new items in stock, watch these mailings or check the NEW ARRIVALS section!) :
PETER BAUMAN- Romance '76 -Transharmonic Nights (available again for the 1st time in many, many years)
SERGE BRINGOLF/STRAVE-Strave (wonderful, fairly obscure zeuhl/jazz-rock album from 1980 from France by a large ensemble. I consider this one of the treasures of French zeuhl and it's really underknown and appreciated. Being reissued by Soleil Zeuhl, of course and if you don't know this one, you are really in for a treat!)
CALOMITO-Cane di Schiena
CASSIBER (box set with a live DVD as well as unreleased material on CD along with the four albums we already know and love)
CHEER-ACCIDENT-#17 (what more need be said?)
DREAMTIME-Double Trouble 2 x CDs (quintet live at Bracknell in 83 and double quintet live at the Swan 91)
FACTOR BURZACO-II (new album on AltrOck)
FAR CORNER #3
FRENCH TV-I Forgive You for All My Unhappiness (great title!)
FRED FRITH-Live in Japan (the original 2 lp box set finally reissued on CD)
GUTBUCKET (album #5)
LED BIB-Bring Your Own (album #5)
PLANETA IMAGINARIO-Optical Delusions (great 3rd album by this great Catalan jazz/rock band. Warm melodies, Canterbury-styled jazz/rock rhythm section and tasteful large band arrangements, all recorded by Bob Drake for a great, live ensemble feel and sound.
WADADA LEO SMITH and ED BLACKWELL-The Blue Mountain's Sun Drummer (never-before heard 1986 duo recording!)
SOFT MACHINE LEGACY-Relegation of Pluto/Live in Germany
JOHN SURMAN-Flashpoint: NDR Jazz Workshop 1969 CD + DVD (amazing, clear and crisp, black and white footage of John Surman with a ten piece band (Malcolm Griffiths, Alan Jackson, Erich Kleinschuster , Harry Miller, Mike Osborne, Fritz Pauer, Ronnie Scott, Alan Skidmore, Kenny Wheeler)in April, 1969. One of the most amazing documents of Brit jazz in its late 60s prime ever! This will blow minds.)
TZADIK announces the following: GREAT NEWS FOR ZORN FANS! 2010 will be a landmark year for John Zorn who promises 12 new CD releases-one every month! Included will be new music from The Dreamers, Moonchild and Alhambra, 3 new releases in The Book of Angels series, a major new studio composition dedicated to the Korean-American writer Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, a classical release featuring his acclaimed violin concerto Contes des Fées, the DVD release of his opera with Richard Foreman ASTRONOME, a ripping improvised duo recording with Fred Frith and undoubtedly several surprises. Most of the recordings are already completed and the release schedule set, so keep your eyes and ears open and expect a new Zorn release every 4th Tuesday of the month in 2010!
ROBERT WYATT/GILAD ATZMON/ROS STEPHEN-For the Ghosts Within

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Here's what has come in in the last week - either new releases or restockings of items that have been unavailable:

Acid Mothers Gong-Live @ Uncon 06 NTSC (all region) DVD $9.00 (special)
Over 45% off the regular price, while they last!
"When the Acid Mothers Gong band manifested in 2003, it was yet another story in the evolving history of Gong, which started in 1968 in Paris. Daevid Allen had returned there after being refused entry to the UK for visa reasons when on the way to the Edinburgh Festival with Soft Machine, so he put his energy into Gong, which quickly came to the forefront of the avant garde. Paris was heating up for the revolution of workers and students against the government, and Daevid, with Gilli Smyth, had to flee as revolutionaries. They were in danger of being arrested for playing music to the students. After a disastrous trip to Morocco, they returned to Paris in 1969 to play at the Amougies Festival. They made several albums, and lived communally, which was an inspiration to that generation, and in 1971 Actuel magazine voted them the best alternative band in France. By l975, the band had moved to the UK and both Gilli Smyth and Daevid Allen had left to pursue solo careers with their own bands such as Mother Gong, New York Gong, Gong Maison, PlanetGong and eventually Acid Mothers Gong. As Steve Hillage said 'nobody ever left,' and the history of Gong has been ever-changing, like a river. Acid Mothers are a collection of improvising musicians with formidable technical skills and a philosophical stance that has placed them at the tip of the Japanese underground iceberg. With more than 100 CDs to their name, they have a massive cult following internationally and are well known for never having played the same song the same way twice! They were the perfect choice, allowing Gilli and Daevid to go where few have ventured. Daevid and Gilli recorded an album in Australia with Acid Mothers in 2003, toured Japan with them a couple of times, and played the set (which is now this DVD) at the 'Unconventional Gong Gathering' in Amsterdam in November 2006. The recordings from that event were mixed and mastered by Harry Williamson at Spring Studios in Melbourne, with assistance from Daevid Allen, and Harry also did the psychedelic video edit, and created special effects which complement the music perfectly. This DVD is of a magical combination of musicians coming together to push the boundaries of improvised music -- the line up is Daevid Allen, Kawabata Makoto, Gilli Smyth, Higashi Hiroshi, Yoshida Tatsuya and Atsushi Tsuyama with special guest Josh Pollock from the University of Errors." [Voiceprint]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Acid-Mothers-Gong---Live--at--Uncon-06-DVD-(special)__23-USD-DV-1205.aspx

Amanajé-Amanajé $18.00
Very obviously Brazilian 'modern jazz and beyond' from this quintet of
Raphael Ferreira (sax/flute), Thiago Righi (guitar), Tiago Domingues (drums), Rodrigo Pinheiro (bass) and Hercules Gomes (piano). This is definitely jazz, but it's jazz like Hermeto Pascoal, Itiberê Orquestra Familia, Grupo Mente Clara and others, meaning that it's more than 'just' your dad's bossa-nova Brazilian jazz.
"Amanajé is the "Tupi Guarany" (the language of Brazilian natives) name for 'the messanger' , the one choosen by the "cacique" (the chief) to bring the very important messages to all the other indians of the tribe. Grupo Amanajé´s  music has deep roots in Brazilian music and also explore jazz and some classical influences, going into new grounds. You will here a strong influence of Hermeto Pascoal, Chris Potter and  Dave Holland, as well as Villa-Lobos. If you like Hermeto, Itiberê Orquestra Familia, Grupo Mente Clara and modern jazz, you will like Grupo Amanajé for sure."-Doctor UHT Rocks [Tratore]
You can hear their music here: http://www.myspace.com/amanaje
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http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Amanaje---Amanaje__rdm-Tratore-spc-065-prd-697.aspx

Julian Argëlles-Partita $11.00
The 'one line hype' says, "Awesome 2006 release from one of England's best saxophonists", but you know what? It's true. This is a smoker from beginning to end. Great sax work, amazing work (as always) from Tom Rainey (drums) and Michael Formanek (bass). Recommended!
"Fantastic trio release from Julian Arguelles from 2006. The music is loosely inspired by the many nonchord saxophone trios to have emerged in the history of jazz especially the Sonny Rollins’ trio, Ornette Coleman Trio and an early Jan Garbarek trio. The music spans the possibilities of improvisation/composition by using the many influences of Julian's compositions and these three improvisers." [Basho]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Argüelles--Julian---Partita__21-Basho-spc-17.aspx

Derek Bailey-More 74: Solo Guitar Improvisations $20.00
Previously unreleased recordings, from what is for me Dereks most original and thorniest period as a solo performer.
"Even for a man who always said that he preferred music in a state of flux, these performances' refusal of any of the traditional means a musician might use to pin down the material he's working with is truly astonishing. The commitment to an approach where, at every moment, any element of the performer's vocabulary could be brought into play places the highest demands on the player's inventiveness and his capacity to construct phrases with distinct individual characters and proportions." -Alex Ward [Incus]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Bailey--Derek---More-74--Solo-Guitar-Improvisations__05-Incus-spc-060.aspx

Croa-Croa $18.00
Really excellent, very young-looking trio from Brazil, playing piano, accordion and keyboards, basses and drums. Brasilian music mixed with jazz rock and much more.
"Croa is a trio with its feet firmly planted in Brazil, but its arms embarce music from all over our planet...Excellent! Astounding!"-Randy Brecker.
"Croa is a trio from Mato Grosso, central-western Brazil and they mix influences from Brazilian music with music from countries that borders this part of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay mainly, with jazz and bits of fusion. Their music is unique, and they use the Brazilian accordion to bring freshness and new sounds to their music."
"Croa's music constructs new territories, crossing borders, whilst rescuing the musical values of Bacia do Prata, which occupies 20% of the South American territory, including Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia. Latin sounds are the inspiration of CROA – Paraguayan polka, chamamé, guarânia, tango – fusing these together with jazz elements, resulting in an alternative style of sound; a more worldly, elegant and modern type of music. According to farmers of the Mato Grosso do Sul, Croa can be translated as “a piece of virgin forest”. The idea is to preserve the musical characteristics of the region, opening doors for contemporary influences. The instrumental trio is formed by Adriano Magoo (piano, keyboards, accordion), Marcelo Ribeiro (bass) and Sandro Moreno (drums and percussion)."
You can hear their music here: http://www.myspace.com/triocroa  [Luz Azul]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Croa---Croa__rdm-Luz-spc-Azul-spc-001.aspx

Arnold Dreyblatt-Who's Who in Central & East Europe 1933 $13.00
"This is the long awaited release of one of Dreyblatt's most personal and major extended works. Created in 1991, it combined documentary photographs, films, texts and sound materials selected from archives and private collections with original music and was a landmark in multimedia opera production, touring a dozen cities and winning the Philip Morris Art Prize in 1992. Featuring Dreyblatt's Orchestra of Excited Strings, three speakers and the charismatic vocalist Shelley Hirsch, this is one of Dreyblatt's most ambitious projects and is presented here in a special edition collecting the best performances, photographs and video clips available." [Tzadik]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Dreyblatt--Arnold---Whos-Who-in-Central-and-Easten-Europe__TZ-spc-8157.aspx

Fred Frith-Live in Japan $17.00
Long time Waysiders will remember the limited edition box that we sold with the two albums of this concert a very long time ago. They may also remember the many concerts that Fred performed with this set up in that style in the late 70s/early 80s all over the world. I do.
"These concerts were part of a solo tour of Japan organized by the now-defunct magazine Fool's Mate. The music on the CD was first released in 1982 by Recommended Records Japan as a 2LP box set in a limited edition of 1,000. The tapes were returned to Japan after mastering in New York, and at some time during the ensuing 20 years, they disappeared. All efforts to unearth them failed. This version was meticulously re-created from 96K vinyl transfers by Tom Dimuzio over a period of several months in 2007, an amazing labor of love."
"In 1974, during the recording of my first LP Guitar Solos, I had placed two guitars on the floor, necks parallel, and improvised a piece using that configuration. Although I pursued the idea in subsequent recordings, notably 'Water/Struggle/The North' On Guitar Solos 2, I never performed concerts in this way until I arrived in New York in 1978 and was persuaded to make a cameo appearance at Giorgio Gomelsky's Manifestival using borrowed instruments. This was a defining moment for me, and for the next few years the 'guitars on the table approach' became my preferred way of playing solo. The Japanese tour was the culmination of this period. Afterwards I abandoned the guitar, preferring homemade instruments made out of slabs of wood. When I returned to the guitar as a vehicle for improvisation a couple of years later, it was in the conventional position."-Fred Frith [Fred]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Frith--Fred---Live-in-Japan__Fred-spc-FR-spc-O12.aspx

Gong-In The 70's $9.00 (special)
Just how this managed to escape notice is - quite honestly - beyond me. But escape notice it did, until Michael Clare told me about it. This is high quality soundboard recordings (not perfect, but very, very high quality bootleg sound) recordings of mostly the Angel's Egg and You-era version of the band (Tim Blake, Steve Hillage, Didier Malherbe, Mike Howlett, Pierre Moerlin, Gilli Smyth, Daevid Allen) as well as a couple of tracks by the Camembert-era band (Pip Pyle or Mac Poole, Christian Tritsch, Malherbe, Smyth, Allen). At this sale price, every fan needs this, honestly. [Voiceprint]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Gong---in-the-70s-(special)__VP-spc-406.aspx

Peter Hammill-In the Passionkirche, Berlin, 1992 NTSC (all region) DVD (special) $9.00
Very special price on this previously very rare item. This is now 50% off its usual price and worth every cent of the regular price to PH fans...
This is the first-ever DVD release of a title that came out legitimately on videotape in the early 1990s and cost a fortune; I remember staring at it at the record store ("record store?, what's that, grandpa?") and finally deciding I couldn't justify the $25.00 or $30.00 it cost for a PAL videotape that I couldn't watch anyway. Kids these days don't know how lucky they got it! <j/k>
"In 1991 Peter Hammill released the album Fall Of The House Of Usher based around the story of the same name by Edgar Alan Poe. The album has never been performed live in its entirety however during solo concerts in late 1991 and 1992 Peter Hammill performed an edited suite of songs from the album. One such concert took place at The Passionkirche in Berlin in April 1992. For many of Peter Hammill's long time fans this performance holds a special place and bootleg copies have traded between fans for many years. This DVD filmed in April 1992 in Berlin sees the first official release of the concert on DVD although it was briefly available on VHS. The jewel for many fans of course is the Usher Suite although here in a stark solo performance where Peter alternates between piano and occasionally guitar Peter Hammill performs a number of songs from his long solo career drawing on material from previous albums including The Future Now (The Future Now), Fireships (I Will Find You, Curtains), Patience (Patient) and Peter also re visits the Van Der Graaf Generator song My Room which originally featured on the Still Life album. The DVD contains a bonus feature with an exclusive interview filmed in April 2009 with Peter Hammill where he discusses his solo career The Fall of The House Of Usher album and the concert in Berlin." [Voiceprint]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Hammill--Peter---In-the-Passionkirche-DVD-(special)__23-USD-DV-1644.aspx

Peter Hammill-In the Passionkirche, Berlin, 1992 2 x CDs $11.00 (special)
While they last, this is 45% off the regular price.
"In 1991 Peter Hammill released the album Fall Of The House Of Usher based around the story of the same name by Edgar Alan Poe. The album has never been performed live in its entirety however during solo concerts in late 1991 and 1992 Peter Hammill performed an edited suite of songs from the album., One such concert took place at The Passionkirche in Berlin in April 1992. For many of Peter Hammill's long time fans this performance holds a special place and bootleg copies have traded between fans for many years. The jewel for many fans of course is the Usher Suite although here in a stark solo performance where Peter alternates between piano and occasionally guitar Peter Hammill performs a number of songs from his long solo career drawing on material from previous albums. This CD is the companion release to the DVD of the same name and has also been reformatted by Peter Hammill to reflect the true running order of the actual concert.
Disc 1
1. The Future Now 1. My Room 2. I Will Find You 2. Curtains 3. Usher's Suite 3. Usher's Suite 4. Patient 4. I Will Find You 5. Curtains 6. My Room 7. (Something About) Ysabel's Dance 8. Traintime 9. Given Time 10. A Way Out 11. Modern
Disc 2
1. (Something About) Ysabel's Dance 2. Given Time 3. Patient 4. The Future Now 5. A Way Out 6. Traintime 7. Modern [Voiceprint]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Hammill--Peter---In-the-Passionkirche-2-x-CDs-(special)__VOICEPRINT-spc-518.aspx

Steve Hillage Band-Live at the Gong Unconvention 2006 $9.00 (special)
Half off the usual price, while they last!
At the 2006 GongUncon there was a real sense of expectation in the air, as Steve Hillage appeared for the first time playing guitar and fronting a rock band in nearly 30 years! Here is there set in excellent sound. Steve performs a fine set of some of his classics (AftaGlid!, The Salmon Song! Solar Musik Suite!) in professionally recorded sound that just goes over 45' and there are bonus recordings from December 14, 1979 and with Gong in 1974. If you are a fan or Hillage's work or spacerock in general, you want this. [G-Wave]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Hillage--Steve---Live-at-the-Gong-Unconvention-2006-(special)__GWVP-spc-101.aspx

Noah Howard-The Black Ark $17.00
Noah Howard - alto, Arthur Doyle - tenor, Earl Cross - trumpet, Leslie Waldron - piano, Norris Jones - bass, Mohammed Ali- drums, Juma Santos- congas
Good to see this available again, even if it sadly took Howard's very recent death to make it so...
"One of free jazz's more enigmatic figures, alto saxophonist Noah Howard has been documented so infrequently on record. Now based in Brussels, Noah has been blowing for over 30 years. Born In New Orleans in 1943, Noah started playing on trumpet (the instrument he played in the military during the early '60s), but moved on to the alto in the mid 60s. Noah made his debut recording as a leader on the infamous ESP label. Dissatisfied with the American scene Noah moved to Europe in the 1970s. He has played and recorded with the greats of the free jazz world both from Europe and the US, Frank Wright, Misha Mengelberg, Han Bennink and Arthur Doyle to name but a few. Black Ark recorded in 1969 and released in 1973 by Freedom Records, is one of the monumental second generation free jazz recordings, and sadly a very difficult LP to get hold of until NOW. It's no understatement that The Black Arc is one of the most sought-after underground free jazz releases of all time. It's a perfect combination of Noah's soulful compositions and playing, infused with plenty of sweet/sour/in/out forms and shapes from the incredible line-up assembled for this release. Plus we get to experience Arthur Doyle's outrageous debut on a recording session, increasing the playing and feeling to an intense level throughout." [Bo Weavil]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Howard--Noah---The-Black-Ark__05-Weavil-spc-024.aspx

Jackie McLean-4, 5 and 6 (remaster) $6.00 (special)
Jackie's best known for his stupendous string of Blue Note titles from the early to late 60s and rightly so. But this earlier title from 1956 features a great band and is still a fine release at a great price.
"In 1956 Jackie McLean  was only beginning to assert himself as a true individualist on the alto saxophone, exploring the lime-flavored microtones of his instrument that purists or the misinformed perceived as being off-key or out of tune. 4, 5 and 6 presents McLean's quartet on half the date, and tunes with an expanded quintet, and one sextet track -- thus the title. Mal Waldron, himself an unconventional pianist willing to explore different sizings and shadings of progressive jazz, is a wonderful complement for McLean's notions, with bassist Doug Watkins and drummer Art Taylor  the impervious team everyone wanted for his rhythm section at the time. The quartet versions of "Sentimental Journey," "Why Was I Born?," and "When I Fall in Love" range from totally bluesy, to hard bop ribald, to pensive and hopeful, respectively. These are three great examples of McLean  attempting to make the tunes his own, adding a flattened, self-effaced, almost grainy-faced texture to the music without concern for the perfectness of the melody. Donald Byrd joins the fray on his easygoing bopper "Contour," where complex is made simple and enjoyable, while Hank Mobley puts his tenor sax to the test on the lone and lengthy sextet track, a rousing version of Charlie Parker's risk-laden "Confirmation." It's Waldron's haunting ballad "Abstraction," with Byrd and McLean's quick replies, faint and dour, that somewhat illuminates the darker side. As a stand-alone recording, 4, 5 and 6 does not break barriers, but does foreshadow the future of McLean as an innovative musician in an all-too-purist mainstream jazz world."-Michael G. Nastos/All Music Guide [Prestige]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/McLean--Jackie---4--5-and-6-(remaster)-(special)__11-Prestige-spc-30155.aspx

Meretrio-Projeto Meretrio $18.00
Meretrio is a power trio of guitar, bass and drums from Brasil. They decided to use the form of the power trio to explore jazz with influences of samba and bossa nova, among other influences. The Projeto Meretrio is their second CD and far superior to their 1st. Here they have added six wind instruments and are transformed into a nonet, with saxes, clarinets, flute, trumpets and trombone. Their music in this Project is influenced by some of the great másters of jazz and Brazilian music, as Moacir Santos, Charles Mingus, Proveta and Maria Schneider. The result is truly incredible, in which Brazilian music is well made music with nice arrangements for wind instruments."
You can hear their music here: http://www.myspace.com/meretrio
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Meretrio---Projeto-Meretrio__rdm-CM-spc-0039.aspx

Patrick Moraz-Future Memories Live on TV NTSC (all region) DVD $9.00 (special)
I remember this from when these were originally released in the late 70s and early 80s on vinyl, but I can't say I ever expected to see the TV broadcast! Both of these were live solo concerts in real time, broadcast on TV. So, you are getting the complete and undiluted sound of Patrick and his keyboard rig in a solo concert. In addition to the two complete performances there is also bonus footage of Patrick filmed in November 2006 discussing the two shows.
"The first part of the video is fun and straightforward. Patrick Moraz starts with "Black Silk" on piano and finishes the program bouncing around several vintage keyboards on "Eastern Sundays" and " Metamorphoses". It is worth getting the DVD just to see Patrick on keytar! During the second part the video production gets a bit cheesy, but nothing worse than we've seen on YES Greatest Video Hits. Patrick Moraz goes through several costume changes and shares the screen with pinball machines, stock nature footage, toy robots, and sci-fi artwork. All in good fun though. If you are a Moraz fan you need this DVD."-Robert Parducci [Voiceprint]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Moraz--Patrick---Future-Memories-Live-on-TV-DVD-(special)__23-VPDVD-spc-38.aspx

Premiata Forneria Marconi-Cook (expanded/remaster) 3 x CD box set $29.00
This is a hugely expanded edition of PFM's "Cook" album, recorded in NYC's Central Park and in Toronto in 1974 and originally released in 1975. Anyway, it's a very fine work - maybe just a little past their utter prime, but still featuring quite amazing playing that showcases just how great these guys were. Disc one is the original album version of Cook, newly remastered, but the real treat/surprise is the other two discs. This limited edition boxed set of the album also includes the band s entire set of their concert in Central Park, NYC on August 31st 1974, newly remixed from the original 16-track master tapes. So, you can enjoy the album as you always knew it, or you can hear the entire, much longer show from which much of (but not all of) the album was taken from. [Esoteric]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Premiata-Forneria-Marconi---Cook-(expandedremaster)-3-x-CD-box__23-Esoteric-spc-31011.aspx

Various Artists-Progest '97 NTSC (all region) DVD $9.00 (special)
Great price on this nearly 2 hour DVD featuring tracks from many of the bands who played at Progfest '97 in San Francisco. This includes the John Wetton Band (doing two U.K. songs), Le Orme (doing Felona e Serona!), Arena, The Flower Kings, Spock's Beard, Big Elf and Sinkadus. [Voiceprint]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Various-Artists---Progfest-97-DVD-(special)__23-PGVP-spc-001.aspx

Quantum Fantay-Bridges of Kukuriko $15.00
Quantum Fantay are a Flemish space-rock band, who formed in the early/mid 00s, and in the last few years have released a number of albums (this is their fourth). All of them are excellent and these albums, along with their NEARFest performance, have propelled them into the international arena. Like their obvious heros, Gong and the Ozrics, there's lots of flute, keyboards, guitars and a supple rhythm section, but they've got a sounds that also reflects the 00s and keeps it all new sounding. [Bassick]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Quantum-Fantay---Bridges-of-Kukuriku__19-Bas-spc-019.aspx

Maria Raducanu-Ziori $13.00
"Tzadik is proud to present the first domestic release by the astonishing Romanian singer Maria Raducanu. Possessing one of the most distinctive voices in the world, Maria mixes Romanian dirges with Fado, Rembetika, blues and improvisation in creating a music that is pure, deeply emotional and goes straight to the heart. Joined here by the incredible guitarist Marc Ribot for an intimate duo recital, this is a remarkable cd of doinas that casts a hypnotic spell, and will appeal to lovers of jazz vocals, world music and more."
Maria Raducanu: Vocals
Marc Ribot: Guitars, Bass
Nicolai Adi Chiru: Second Guitar [Tzadik]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Raducanu--Maria---Ziori__TZ-spc-7723.aspx

Refugee-Refugee $9.00 (special)
A terrifically fun blast from 1974 that I adored when I was in High School. Refugee was the rather short lived progressive rock keyboard power trio of the then unknown Patrick Moraz on a gigantic assortment of keyboards (I seem to remember that the original album on Charisma had a listing of all that Patrick used, but here he is credited with "keyboards") along with the two 'refugees' from The Nice, Lee Jackson on bass and vocals and Brian Davison on drums. Despite this fine start, the band was not to exist more than a year because shortly after a small tour, Patrick got tapped to join Yes, which he did for the Relayer album and tour. Refugee was a great album and I wore out my copy, but until now there has not been a generally available CD version. This was remastered by Jean Ristori and it brought back great memories! [Time Wave]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Refugee---Refugee-(special)__23-Timewave-spc-002.aspx

Various Artists-Rhythm & Blues 10 CD box $24.00
10 CDs! 180 songs! An instant house-party in a box! Stupendous/stupid cheap price on a very nice set of great late 40s/early 50s blues, boogie, jump-blues, juke-joint blues and r 'n' b. Many major names, including such as Roy Milton, Wynonie Harris, Lowell Fulson, Joe Turner, Rufus Thomas, Brownie McGhee and many, many others who appear here courtesy of being out of copyright! Some of the greatest drinking music ever made is here (not sure if that's good or bad...)
"Ten cd's. Timing anywhere from approximately 44min. to 54 min. Sound quality is good considering the recording conditions. Not digitally remastered. Once again the folks at Membran/Documents has brought us a good collection of music. Artists range from Brownie McGhee to Wynonie Harris to Arthur Crudup to Joe Turner. But thats only the beginning. There are many other r&b artists on this compilation that unless you are a true r&b fanatic you probably have not heard before. That said do not think the quality is second rate! This collection,together with other Documents releases,form a good overview of blues/r&b at a very attractive price. Do yourself a favor and purchase...-you won't be sorry."-Stuart Jefferson
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Various-Artists---Rhythm-and-Blues-10-CD-set__10-4011222230072.aspx

Aram Shelton Quartet-These Times $12.00
Possibly the best show I saw this year was by these guys. I went to the show because Aram plays on the Jason Adasiewicz CD that Cuneiform released and I wanted to see him play. These guys were a bit late because they got stuck in awful traffic and they basically stepped out of the car after 7 hours, walked on stage, set up and played...and they slayed.
"It is easy to admire the audacity of Aram Shelton's quartet. Not that the reedman writes insolent and defiant music; but given the attention-grab improvisers are facing today, he is so very loyal to the melody. This group is quartet subset of his Fast Citizens sextet, minus trumpet and cello, here, pairing things down to tenor saxophonist Keefe Jackson, bassist Anton Hatwich and drummer Marc Riordan. While melody plays a large part in his other projects—like Dragons 1976, Ton Trio, and Arrive—they are all predisposed to be open platforms for freedom and flights of energy. Here, the quartet sets about to curb outward flights with the improvisers maintaining a loyalty to the themes. Shelton and Jackson are a comfortable pairing, especially when the mixture is clarinet and saxophone. Their negotiating of the compositions is uncluttered and without competition. "Rings," a locomotive piece, begins with the players stating the theme, before the chug-a chug-a of the pulse, driven by Hatwich and Riordan opens into the two front men trading off in the drivers seat, gaining speed until the track pulls itself into the station. Likewis,e the rhythms of "Dusk" pulse like a loose basketball, losing, and then gaining momentum, as it bounces away from each player. Riordan keeps all the balls in the air, working his snare drums and cymbals to maintain the energy as Shelton and Jackson dribble their lines of energy. When the pair both take up the saxophone, as on "Relief" and "Rise And Set," the cooperative effort takes on a bit more friendly vigor, each player pushing against the other to great effect. But there are no brawls or cutting contests here; the music adheres to the melodies. The push-and-pull always returns to some obedience to the themes. These are musicians that are self-restrained yet ascendant, able to check their ego in service to the mastery of the moment."-Mark Corroto/AllAboutJazz.com [Single Speed]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Shelton--Aram---These-Times__SS-spc-007.aspx

Keith & Julie Tippett-Live at the Purcell Room $20.00
Keith Tippett:  piano, wood blocks, pebbles, wind chimes, maracca,
music boxes, plastic pan pipe.
Julie Tippett: voice, twizzle drum, Little bells, Thumb piano, seedpod shaker, Sri Lakan hand drums, Singing bowls, Tamborine sticks,
Balinese xylophone,smile drum.
"Ogun is proud to present a new recording by internationally renowned improvisors Keith and Julie Tippett. “Live at the Purcell Room” captures their performance at the 2008 London Jazz Festival in a recording made by the British Broadcasting Corporation for Radio 3's “Jazz on 3” programme." [Ogun]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Tippett--Keith-and-Julie---Live-at-the-Purcell-Room__Ogun-spc-034.aspx

Ton Trio-The Way $12.00
"The debut album by Ton Trio. Featuring Aram Shelton on alto saxophone and bass clarinet, Kurt Kotheimer on bass and Sam Ospovat on drums. These six compositions by Shelton cover alot of ground from high energy freedom to compositional rearrangement.
"Shelton, Kotheimer and Ospovat comprise a trio of utmost conviction." - Paris Transatlantic
"Kotheimer and Ospovat push “One Last Thing” with a driving, pulsing beat that moves in flux, stretching the rhythm allowing Shelton’s alto free rein to skim effortlessly above." - Cadence [Single Speed]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Ton-Trio---The-Way__SS-spc-005.aspx

Frank Zappa-200 Motels NTSC (all region) DVD $20.00
As I predicted, this title was taken out of circulation, but we still got it and at a reasonable price too. Get it while you can, he said for the second time...
Released on DVD for the first time, by original director Tony Palmer, is this flawed masterpiece of circa 1970 Frank Zappa craziness. Obviously shot in a very short time on a very low budget, some of this drags, but some of it is really funny and/or spot-on; I still see the 're-education camp for musicians' in my dreams. This is remastered from the original video tapes and coordinated by Tony. I guess Tony Palmer, a well respected and pioneering director in the UK, has as much claim to release this as anyone else (it is not and never was 'owned' by Frank), but I can't imagine that the Zappa Family Trust is going to not try to block this and I would suggest that you buy this while you can before it becomes a $200.00 eBay item.
"Includes extensive booklet with sleeve notes and a specially recorded director's commentary giving insights, wisdom, and amusing anecdotes while giving the true story behind this legendary film." [Voiceprint]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Zappa--Frank---200-Motels-DVD__23-TPDVD127.aspx

John Zorn-Naked City Black Box-20th Anniversary Edition: Torture Garden/Leng Tch'e $17.00
"The controversial and influential Naked City Black Box couples two of Zorn's most extreme and violent creations. Torture Garden (1991) presents Naked City's intense and groundbreaking music combining free jazz, bebop, r&b, country, funk, rockabilly, surf, metal and grindcore—usually in the same song! The rare, seldom heard Leng Tch'e (1992), released only in Japan and long out-of-print features Naked City in an agonizingly slow, brutal 32-minute assault. This special 20th anniversary edition brings all the music together on one CD, accompanied by a booklet complete with artwork, photos and essays old and new."
Joey Baron: Drums
Yamataka Eye: Vocals
Bill Frisell: Guitar
Fred Frith: Bass
Wayne Horvitz: Keyboards
John Zorn: Alto Sax [Tzadik]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Zorn--John---Naked-City-Black-Box-20th-Anniversary-Edition--Torture-GardenLeng-Tche__TZ-spc-7312.aspx

John Zorn-What Thou Wilt $13.00
"Composed in 1999 at the turning of the millennium, Contes de Fées is one of Zorn's classical masterworks. A powerful violin concerto with a virtuosic and lyrical solo part and dramatic, colorful orchestral accompaniment, it receives its best performance to date by the Tanglewood Orchestra under the baton of Ryan McAdams and features the remarkable soloist Stephanie Nussbaum. Also included are two intense pieces of Crowleana, the bizarre and expansive solo piano piece . ? . and the whirlwind numerological miniature for three celli dedicated to the legendary new music virtuoso Fred Sherry 777, which maestro Charles Wuorinen considers one of Zorn's most remarkable works."
Stephen Drury: Piano
Erik Friedlander: Cello
Fred Sherry: Cello
Mike Nicolas: Cello
Stephanie Nussbaum: Violin
The Tanglewood Orchestra [Tzadik]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Zorn--John---What-Thou-Wilt__TZ-spc-8076.aspx

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You can also fax in your order : (301) 589-1819
or mail in your order to:
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Recent reviews (or recently *discovered* reviews) of Cuneiform artists and titles (in English only):

ALGERNON
http://www.jazzreview.com/cd/review-21146.html

BIRDSONGS OF THE MESOZOIC
http://blogcritics.org/music/article/music-review-birdsongs-of-the-mesozoic/

CURLEW
http://www.audaud.com/article.php?ArticleID=7664

FAST 'N' BULBOUS
http://blogcritics.org/music/article/music-review-fast-n-bulbous-waxed/

IDEAL BREAD
http://www.audaud.com/article.php?ArticleID=7483

RICHARD PINHAS
http://www.somethingelsereviews.com/2010/10/richard-pinhas-featuring-merbow-and.html

http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=7874

UZ JSME DOMA
http://www.villagevoice.com/2010-09-22/voice-choices/uz-jsme-doma/

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You can always see which of our artists are on tour and get the links to the venues at:
http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/tours.html
or
http://my.calendars.net/cuneiform/
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CHEER-ACCIDENT
November 11 - Arbor Vitae- 336 1/2 S. State St.- Ann Arbor, MI

November 12 - Now That's Class- 11213 Detroit Ave.- Cleveland, OH

November 13 - Spool MFG- 138 Baldwin St.- Johnson City, NY

November 14 - Midway Cafe - 3469 Washington St. - Jamaica Plain, MA (with Tamandua)

November 15 - Cake Shop - 152 Ludlow St.- NYC, NY

November 16 - SUNY- 735 Anderson Hill- Purchase, NY

November 17 - The Fridge - rear alley, 516 8th St. SE- Washington, DC

November 18 - Camel - 1621 W. Broad St.- Richmond, VA

November 19 - venue tba- Columbia, SC

November 20 - tba -  Knoxville, TN ??

November 21 - tba  Bloomington, IN ??


ERGO
November 12 - BAM Cafe - 30 Lafayette Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 8:30 pm - FREE!

IDEAL BREAD
November 11 - Salt Space - 1158 Broadway, 5th Floor  (entrance is on 27th Street) - NYC, NY 8:00 / $10

December 15 - Cornelia Street Cafe - 29 Cornelia St.- New York, NY - $10 / 8:00 and 9:30 pm

December 16 - The Rotunda - 4014 Walnut St. - Philadelphia, PA - free / 8:00 pm

LED BIB
November 14 - London Jazz Festival @ Vortex Jazz Club - London, UK

November 27 - The Shed - Brawby, Malton, UK

MAHAVISHNU PROJECT
Plays the music of Jeff Beck - from Wired, Blow By Blow, There and Back and more

November 4 - Mexicali Live - Thu Nov 4th  (8pm)
1409 Queen Anne Rd. - Teaneck NJ 07666 (201) 833.0011 - 8:00 pm

MATS/MORGAN BAND
October 23 -  Gouveia Art Rock - Gouveia, Portugal

THE MICROSCOPIC SEPTET
December 2 - Birdland - 315 W 44th St - New York NY 10036 (212) 581 3080
$20 (in advance or at door) 6:00 pm (early show!)

December 11 - The Hotel Gershwin - 7 East 27th St - New York NY 10016 - 8:00 pm - at least two sets - (212) 545 8000 - $25.00 at the door (no advance sales)

ALSO: Joel Forrester/Phillip Johnston Duo (not quite the Micros but pretty close! - and appearance on the west coast! Playing Micros material - this is a very rare treat)

November 21 - Cafe Metropol - 923 East 3rd St. - Los Angeles, CA - 12:00 noon - 2:30 pm

November 21 - Tango del Rey - 3567 Del Rey St - Los Angeles, CA - 8:00 pm

November 26 - The Hillside Club - Berkeley, CA

RICHARD PINHAS
October 29 - Richard Pinhas + Demon - Le Tunnel - 23 Avenue Victor Hugo - 93360 Neuilly-Plaisance, France (01)43 08 99 47

ALEC K. REDFEARN AND THE EYESORES
October 24 - Firehouse 13 - Providence, RI (with The Tiptons)

October 28 - Dreamaway Lodge - Becket, MA

REVOUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE
November 20 - Ken Field and Swedish musicians play the music of the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble - Folketshus - Trollhättan, Sweden

WADADA LEO SMITH
October 28 - Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn, NY

November 13 - New Music Circle - 560 Trinity Building at Washington University 560 Trinity Ave. (at Delmar) - St. Louis, MO 63130 (tickets $15.00/$7.00 for students with i.d.)

November 20 - Library of Congress - Washington, DC (free!)

ZEVIOUS
huge entire USA tour (well, they may have to skip Boise) - mid March - mid April, 2011. watch for more info here as we get it

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To see Artist News by musicians who have recorded for Cuneiform - provided to us by the musicians themselves and updated every four months, go to:
http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/artistnews.html


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Rest in Peace:

Marion Brown (Great alto saxophonist who was part of the 'Fire Music' jazz scene in the 60s and most famously played on John Coltrane's Ascension album.)

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Thank you!

-Coming Soon (or not soon, but eventually, so please be patient!)-
(For updates of new items in stock, watch these mailings or check the NEW ARRIVALS section!) :
PETER BAUMAN- Romance '76 -Transharmonic Nights (available again for the 1st time in many, many years)
SERGE BRINGOLF/STRAVE-Strave (wonderful, fairly obscure zeuhl/jazz-rock album from 1980 from France by a large ensemble. I consider this one of the treasures of French zeuhl and it's really underknown and appreciated. Being reissued by Soleil Zeuhl, of course and if you don't know this one, you are really in for a treat!)
CALOMITO-Cane di Schiena
CASSIBER (box set with a live DVD as well as unreleased material on CD along with the four albums we already know and love)
CHEER-ACCIDENT-#17 (what more need be said?)
VARIOUS ARTISTS- Compendium Records – Norway`s First Progressive Record Store & Label 1974-1977  CD or 2 x lps (collection of one track from each of the Compendium releases - many of them on CD for the very first time)
DREAMTIME-Double Trouble 2 x CDs (quintet live at Bracknell in 83 and double quintet live at the Swan 91)
FACTOR BURZACO-II (new album on AltrOck)
FAR CORNER #3
FRENCH TV-I Forgive You for All My Unhappiness (great title!)
GUTBUCKET (album #5)
LED BIB-Bring Your Own (album #5)
PLANETA IMAGINARIO-Optical Delusions (great 3rd album by this great Catalan jazz/rock band. Warm melodies, Canterbury-styled jazz/rock rhythm section and tasteful large band arrangements, all recorded by Bob Drake for a great, live ensemble feel and sound.
SOFT MACHINE LEGACY-Relegation of Pluto/Live in Germany
JOHN SURMAN-Flashpoint: NDR Jazz Workshop 1969 CD + DVD (amazing, clear and crisp, black and white footage of John Surman with a ten piece band (Malcolm Griffiths, Alan Jackson, Erich Kleinschuster , Harry Miller, Mike Osborne, Fritz Pauer, Ronnie Scott, Alan Skidmore, Kenny Wheeler)in April, 1969. One of the most amazing documents of Brit jazz in its late 60s prime ever! This will blow minds.)
ROBERT WYATT/GILAD ATZMON/ROS STEPHEN-For the Ghosts Within

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Here's what has come in in the last week - either new releases or restockings of items that have been unavailable:

Agents of Mercy-Dramarama $18.00
Agents of Mercy is Flower Kings leader Roine Stolt's 'other' band and this is their second release. While I am not a Flower Kings fan, all the people in that band are really fantastic players, and the same holds true for AoM squared. Roine plays really well, and Jonas Reingold, also of FKs, plays solid bass. The amazing keyboardist Lalle Larsson has a huge amount of room to show just what a jaw-dropping player he is, adding a pretty strong and quite attractive fusion edge on Rhodes, mini-Moog and Hammond to what is a very solid, 70's styled symphonic rock album. Also appearing is vocalist Nad Syvan (a singer who channels Phil Collins) and drummer Walle Wahlgren. [Fox]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Agents-of-Mercy---Dramarama__19-Fox-spc-030.aspx

Daevid Allen-Gong on Acid 1973 $9.00 (special)
Listed as a Daevid Allen album, but really a Gong release. This should be the most exciting release on this limited edition series, but it's also the most frustrating. Called a 'musical acid trip', it is high quality recordings from the band while recording Angel's Egg all collaged and mixed and etc. Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, Pierre Moerlen, Tim Blake, Steve Hillage, Mike Howlett and guest voice Timothy Leary. [Voiceprint]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Allen--Daevid---Gong-on-Acid-1973-(special)__BM-spc-016.aspx

Daevid Allen/University of Errors-Live In Chicago $9.00 (special)
Special - half off the regular price! Official bootleg - limited edition of 1,000 made.
"University of Errors music can be described as “Space Rock” in common with many English and German bands of the late sixties and early seventies, which provides a platform for Daevid Allen’s improvisational guitar technique. The band perform material from their three studio albums but do not limit themselves to a strict set list and on occasion have featured material not only from the Gong back catalogue but also Soft Machine material. This recording was in the main taken from one of the best gigs on the 2000 tour although four tracks are included from a gig at the Knitting Factory in New York. The album forms part of the Bananamoon Obscura collection and has been re-mastered for this release." [Voiceprint]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Allen--DaevidUniversity-of-Errors---Live-In-Chicago-(special)__BMO05.aspx

Asmara All Stars-Eritrea's Got Soul $17.00
"This album highlights the role of Eritrean musicians in the creation of Ethio-jazz. Eritrea is back. After 30 years of war with Ethiopia and a decade of seclusion, the Asmara All Stars now introduce some of the best musicians and vocalists from Eritrea on Eritrea's Got Soul. Eritrea has been almost cut-off from most outside influences since the early '70s. Recording an album is not an easy task in a country where many aspects of life are dominated by political concerns, and where every working musician gets a salary from the state. The Asmara All Star project is all about leaving politics behind and focusing on making exciting music. At first, French producer Bruno Blum had a hard time getting the ball rolling, but eventually more and more musicians got excited by his unusual approach and talent began flocking to the studio. In the end, ideas were flowing freely in Asmara, with albeit a few obstacles along the way. The fruits of this long but ultimately rewarding process are now released on this very special album. In a way, Eritrea has vanished from the world's radar. Music lovers around the world have been showing a huge interest in Ethiopian reissues from the '70s. A closer look reveals that many of the musicians on "vintage Ethiopian" recordings were really Eritrean. Today, the Asmara All Stars continue to play in a style reminiscent of the golden age of the big band sound, charged with Eri-jazz, soul and roots reggae. The decades of isolation have somehow kept this music alive. The album was recorded in Asmara, Eritrea's capital city, in 2008 with a heavy, analog live band sound featuring electric krar, a full horn section, a funky organ and haunting vocals by some of the country's most famous singers. Young singer Temasgen Yared came up with the soulful "Ykre Belni," seemingly straight out of the heyday of Abyssinian soul jazz. Another highlight is Faytinga's "Amajo," which fuses Kunama rhythms with a roots reggae beat, and Mahmoud Ahmed Omer delivering the uptempo dancefloor smash "Adunia," featuring a rare sample of local hip-hop. Eritrea's Got Soul explores the vast variety of this country's genuine music: Tigré legends Ibrahim Goret and Brkti Weldeslassie stand alongside the raw "blues" "Inedir" by Adam Hamid and the beautiful talent of young Sara Teklesenbet. The album brings together different musical styles and rarely heard languages by eight ethnic groups, including Kunama, Nara, Bilen, Afar, Saho, Hedaareb, Tigré and Tigrigna. A rebirth of urban Eritrean music from the depths of the country's rich history."
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Asmara-All-Stars---Eritreas-Got-Soul__05-OH-spc-016.aspx

Han Bennink-Nerve Beats $13.00
"Han Bennink is one of the founding figures of European improvised music; longtime musical partner of Misha Mengelberg and co-founder of the Instant Composer Pool (ICP). Recorded for Germany's Radio Bremen in 1973, in the period when Bennink was storming Europe in a trio with Peter Brotzmann and Fred Van Hove, Nerve Beats comes from a time when Bennink deployed a gigantic setup: metal percussion, tons of extra drums, tablas, an early drum-machine, as well as non-percussive instruments like trombone, clarinet & various impossible-to-describe objects. A 3 track live concert, Nerve Beats is also the only live document available of Han performing solo at this time. Nerve Beats has been mastered from the radio session original tapes and sports new hand-done cover art by Bennink (also an accomplished visual artist)." [Atavistic]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Bennink--Han---Nerve-Beats__21-Atavistic-spc-206.aspx

Sonny Clark-Three Classic Albums (remastered) 2 x CDs $9.00 (special)
These are pianist and composer Sonny's three great late 50s Blue Note albums. 1957 brought us Sonny's Crib (with John Coltrane), 1958 was the year that his most famous album Cool Struttin' (with Jackie McLean) dropped (I remember seeing John Zorn do a solo version of the title track at a relatively small DC club in the very early 80s) and 1959 was when My Conception was unleashed. All uncut and at an amazing price. [Real Gone Jazz]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Clark--Sonny---Three-Classic-Albums-(remaster)-2-x-CDs-(special)__23-RGJ-spc-218.aspx

Philip Cohran-Armageddon $15.00
The re-discovery and excavation of the extraordinary musical work of this man's work continues, with this fourth CD release on Katalyst. Like the others, this is really surprisingly advanced sounding 'AACM African American heritage meets psychedelia' ensemble and which consists of a live recording from 1968.
"Yet another masterpiece from the archives of Phil Cohran. Armageddon was conceived in 1958 and written down in 1963. After performing with Sun Ra and benefiting from the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Phil Cohran's compositions changed decidedly, and he began to focus on cosmology and culture. This particular performance was recorded live at the Afro Arts Theater at 3900 S. Drexel in Chicago on February 11th, 1968. It has never been released and practically unheard in over 40 years." [Katalyst]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Cohran--Philip---Armageddon__05-Katalyst-spc-696.aspx

Wolfgang Dauner-Changes/Zeitlaufe 2 x CDs $15.00
"Two early '70s releases from the experimental jazz artist. Zeitlaufe includes a version of the oldest composition known. "Changes" is the result of Wolfgang Dauner’s solo production, where he used a state-of-the-art electronic sampler (EMS Synthi 100 and oberheim 4 voice) along with a grand piano in 1971 to create the sounds that he wanted in the area of jazz. Zeitlaeufe (course of time), on the other hand, was a commissioned album. It set to music a Greek calendar from the photographer, Manfred Rieker. While Wolfgang Dauner was investigating the music from Ancient Greece, he came across the oldest surviving musical composition, engraved on the grave pillar of Seikilos in Asia Minor in 400 B.C. The Song of Seikilos. It’s a drinking song, telling you to enjoy a life that is short." [Mood]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Dauner--Wolfgang---ChangesZeitläufe-2-x-CDs__21-Mood-spc-4602.aspx

Djam Karet-The Heavy Soul Sessions $13.00
This 2010 release after a long lay-off captures on record for the first time the current lineup of the group with Gayle moving over to keyboards only and a new guitarist added. Gayle Ellett: Analog and Digital Keyboards, Mike Henderson: Electric Guitars and Effects, Aaron Kenyon: Electric 5-string Bass and Effects, Mike Murray: Electric Guitars and Effects, Chuck Oken, Jr.: Drums, Loops. DK have a lot of live albums out, but every composition on this album has never appeared on any other live album and the sound is great and it's a fine performance. So, still pretty essential.
"After their 2005 release Recollection Harvest, Djam Karet took an extended hiatus. The band reconvened in late 2008 when asked to headline the Crescendo Festival in France. Not one to let an good opportunity pass by, it was decided to record for posterity some of the newer songs that had been studio creations only; there was originally little thought as to how to produce the material in a live setting as a four piece. Gayle Ellett (guitars) decided to move to keyboards to handle these new duties, and replacing him on guitar was Mike Murray, a good friend of Gayle's. The dual guitar onslaught of Murray and long-standing member Mike Henderson does not slow down a bit from the Ellett / Henderson tenure. Bassist Aaron Kenyon is the real star here, laying down bass lines and keeping the groove down as the guitars, keys and drums (held down by Chuck Oken, Jr.) swirl around him. Recorded late in 2009 right after their show at the Crescendo Festival, Djam Karet uses the studio as another instrument but makes sure to put the "live" part of the sessions first and foremost. Four of the six pieces are from the turn of the 21st century, with only two tracks looking into their extended back catalogue (Consider Figure Three, originally found on 1991 Suspension & Displacement and Dedicated To K.C., a Richard Pinhas track originally released on the Cuneiform Records Unsettled Scores compilation). The sound here is raw, intense, and in your face, and that's just how the band wants you to experience them. Soon to be released in a very limited format of vinyl as well as CD, Djam Karet's ideology is clear - the hour may stretch, but the sound is more intense as the minutes string closer together."-Mike Ostrich [HC Prod]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Djam-Karet---The-Heavy-Soul-Sessions__HC-spc-015.aspx

Emerson, Lake & Palmer-Isle of Wight Festival CD/DVD NTSC (all region) dual disc $7.00 (special)
For me, with a few exceptions, the earlier the better for ELP, so this recording from their second-ever gig has some of their better material and it's a fun, spirited performance, although it certainly has plenty of goofy parts (most notably Carl Palmer's double bass drum solo while he removes his shirt to wow the crowd with his rock god bod!). The CD has the show, while the DVD includes the film, which has much of the show, as well as the entire album remixed in 5.1 surround sound. The Dual Disc was one of the music industry's stupider inventions; "Let's glue a cd and a dvd together! Yeah! That will excite people!" Their loss is your gain.
"Continuing our releases from Oscar-winning director Murray Lerner’s filming of the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival, we have Emerson Lake & Palmer’s The Birth Of A Band. It was ELP’s first proper live concert, their only previous gig having been a warm up in Plymouth the previous night. Playing in front of 600,000 people, at what remains the biggest festival in rock history, they became overnight stars with the press raving about their virtuosity and daring. They would go on from here to become multi-million selling artists, but this unique film is there right at the beginning.
This DualDisc™ contains the full-length film from the festival on one side, and the full companion audio recording on the other."
Tracklisting:
1. Pictures at an Exhibition
2. Take a Pebble
3. Rondo
4. Nutrocker [Eagle]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Emerson--Lake-and-Palmer---Isle-of-Wight-Festival-CDDVD-NTSC-(all-region)-dual-disc-(special)__11-EV-spc-30135.aspx

Philip Glass-Violin Concerto No.2 - The American Four Seasons $21.00
"When people, especially in North America, get over the hangup that Glass is not supposed to be considered a serious classical music composer, despite numerous operas, symphonies, concerti and ballets, and despite their enduring popularity in Europe, or that he is a nails-on-the-blackboard minimalist, despite some of the most transporting melodies written in the last century, they will recognize that his music, and especially his recent direction, constitutes a landmark in 20-21st century "serious" music. This violin concerto is a good example. It his his second violin concerto, the first having achieved repetition in a variety of media (check youtube for this) for its transcendent second movement. The American 4 seasons, his second violin concerto represents a more mature Glass style, of far greater complexity and with memorable qualities throughout, from first to last note. Due it its complexity, it may not be completely accessible on first hearing, but repeated listening brings great rewards in enjoyment. A review of the Glass concerto output (violin, cello, concerto grosso, piano, saxophone quartet, etc.) reveals that his second movements are outstanding for their melodic lyricism and this concerto's second movement even exceeds the others in that regard. Glass's most recent concerti have tended to opt for a slow final movement, choosing tranquility over fireworks, as is especially true in the second piano concerto ("Lewis and Clark"). But Robert McDuffie, for whom this second concerto was written, wanted the fireworks. Glass delivered these fireworks in the fourth movement, and then some. For me this is far and away the best final concerto movement that Glass has written. This is not surprising in view of Glass's special gift in writing for the violin (witness the third movement of the third symphony, the first violin concerto, or music for The Screens). This concerto has its perfect mate in Robert McDuffie, because the Glass style opens music up to the sensibilities of the performer more than the work of most composers, and McDuffie pours into it amazing amounts of sensitivity and interpretation. This recording is a treasure. If you've been avoiding Glass up to now, either because you think he's not a serious enough composer or perhaps a bit too serious, this recording will change your mind. If you haven't been avoiding Glass, then you've already bought it!"-Marvin Cohodas [Orange Mountain]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Glass--Philip---Violin-Concerto-No2---The-American-Four-Seasons__05-OMM-spc-072.aspx

Happy the Man-Happy The Man(mini-lp sleeve/24 bit remastered) $13.00
Even lower price on this great title, while they last!
Seriously needed reissue of the first of the two Arista albums (the only records released during the band's lifetime) by the band I & many others consider to be the greatest US symphonic band of all time. They used a great dual keyboards/ woodwinds plus guitar front line, with great rhythm section & an amazing sense of dynamics. Vocals on two songs, but the main emphasis here is on really good, memorable songs with amazing guitar and especially keyboard solos and structures. This is their first album and for me, this was their best. If you like "progressive rock" & you don't own this, you are missing out! This is the Japanese, limited edition, 24-bit remastered, version of this classic symphonic rock album - one of the best released of its style by one of the best-ever bands of the style, in my opinion. This is not cut or marked in any way and is an unbeatable price on the best version of the album available. [Arista]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Happy-the-Man---Happy-The-Man-(Japanese-mini-lp-sleeve24-bit-remastered)--(special)__02-ARISTA37773.aspx

Jimi Hendrix-Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix (remastered) $6.00 (special)
Great price on this great collection of some of Jimi's best. 40 years after his death, his guitar playing remains innovative and stunning and this is all classic-status material. If you'd like a great disc for your car or for your 14 year old nephew/niece just getting interested in rock, this is it!
1. Purple Haze
2. Fire
3. The Wind Cries Mary
4. Hey Joe
5. All Along The Watchtower
6. Stone Free
7. Crosstown Traffic
8. Manic Depression
9. Little Wing
10. If 6 Was 9
11. Foxy Lady
12. Bold As Love
13. Castles Made Of Sand
14. Red House
15. Voodoo Child (slight Return)
16. Freedom
17. Night Bird Flying
18. Angel
19. Dolly Dagger
20. Star Spangled Banner [MCA]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Hendrix--Jimi---Experience-Hendrix--The-Best-of-Jimi-Hendrix-(remastered)-(special)__02-Experience-spc-Hendrix-spc-458.aspx

Lalle Larsson-Infinity of Worlds 2 x CDs (very limited/already sold out 2 CD version - 1 per customer please) $17.00
Lalle Larsson is a great keyboard player who I first heard of in the technical fusion groups Electrocution 250 and Ominox. He is probably best known for his work with Karmakanic. This is the second album by his Weaveworld band, who toured with the Agents of Mercy/Karmakanic show in 2009. This is a interesting and excellent band that straddles a line between progressive rock and fusion although I think it lands closer to the progressive rock side of things. Lalle's chops will stun; it's as simple as that, and everyone else is really good as well. The bonus disc (available only in the 1st 500 copies) is a piece for chamber orchestra and *heavy* instrumental technical metal embodied here in both studio and live versions. [Reingold]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Larsson--Lalle---Infinity-of-Worlds-2-x-CDs-(very-limitedalready-sold-out-2-CD-version---1-per-customer-please)__19-Reingold-spc-1005.aspx

Charles Mingus-Eight Classic Albums (remastered) 4 x CDs $12.00 (special)
Eight great 50s works! Some of these are Charles just starting to find his footing and are half great but at least half of these are stone classics and must-owns: Mingus Three, Charles Mingus Quartet and Max Roach, The Clown, East Coasting, Mingus at the Bohemia, Pithecanthropus Errectus, Jazzical Moods, Mingus in Wonderland. Phew. [Real Gone]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Mingus--Charles---Eight-Classic-Albums-(remastered)-4-x--CDs-(special)__23-RGJ-spc-221.aspx

Liam Noble-In the Meantime $11.00
The innovative and brilliant Liam Noble debuts on Basho with an all-star band. Features Liam Noble on piano, a multi reed frontline with Stan Sulzmann on tenor and soprano saxes and flute and Chris Biscoe on alto and soprano sax and alto clarinet, Mick Hutton on bass and Paul Clarvis on drums."
"It's hard to exaggerate just how good this album is"—Brian Morton, Jazz Review [Basho]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Noble--Liam---In-the-Meantime__21-Basho-spc-4.aspx

Liam Noble-Romance Among The Fishes $11.00
Excellent, very composerly UK jazz pianist meets up with the great US rhythm section of Tom Rainey and Drew Gress + guitarist Phil Robson. Recommended!
"Romance Among the Fishes", recorded in New York in August 2004, came out of a commission for the 2004 Cheltenham Jazz Festival. The music demonstrates Liam Noble's highly original approach to composition in a suite which was written specifically for the players featured on the album. Tom Rainey's highly original percussive style and Drew Gress's virtuosic and responsive bass playing were Liam's inspiration for the work. With his long-term associate guitarist Phil Robson, whose versatility complements Liam's inventiveness as an improvising pianist, the quartet have created pieces that demonstrate a strong musical empathy between players whose backgrounds and influences are very diverse.
"'Romance Among the Fishes' is an excellent album that held up very well with repeated listenings and should serve to raise international awareness of Noble's excellent playing and writing. In this day and age of Jazz retreads, it's refreshing to encounter a genuinely original voice."-David Kane, Cadence [Basho]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Noble--Liam---Romance-Among-the-Fishes__21-Basho-spc-13.aspx

Nic Potter/Guy Evans-The Long Hello, Volume Two $9.00 (special)
Performed by:
Nic Potter : Bass
Guy Evans : Drums, percussions
Dave Jackson : Saxes Flutes and Whistles (2.3.5.9.10.11.12.13)
Stuart Gordon : Violin (on 11.12.13)
Huw Lloyd Langton : Guitar (on 11.12.13)
Giles Perring : Additional Hand Drum (on 6)
"Digitally remastered edition of this 1981 album from the Van Der Graaf Generator member. Nic joined VDGG in 1969 and recorded the album The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other and recorded part of the next album H To He, Who Am The Only One before leaving. He was however to return to the band later in the seventies and played on two more albums from the band, the studio album The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome and the live album Vital before the band split. The Long Hello Volume II was recorded at various sessions mainly at Guy Evans' home throughout 1980. The album was the follow up to the first volume of The Long Hello which had been released some six years previously and featured various members of Van Der Graaf Generator." [Voiceprint]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Potter--NicGuy-Evans---The-Long-Hello--Volume-Two-(special)__VP-spc-497.aspx

Random Hold-Over View $9.00 (special)
This is the 1st CD issue of any music from Random Hold, who were a late 70's/early 80's band featuring Bill MacCormick-bass/vocals (from Quiet Sun/801), David Rhodes-guitar/vocals (who later joined Peter Gabriel's band!), David Ferguson-keyboards/vocals & Pete Phipps-drums, plus Simon Ainley (also of 801) one some tracks. This is all previously unheard early & late demos. [Voiceprint]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Random-Hold---Over-View-(special)__VP-spc-240.aspx

Slapp Happy-Live in Japan - May, 2000 $9.00 (special)
In May, 2000, hot on the heels of their excellent (if a bit over-produced) reunion album Ça Va, Slapp Happy embarked on their first ever tour of Japan. The original trio of Dagmar Krause (vocals), Peter Blegvad (guitar, vocals) and Anthony Moore (piano, keyboards) perform a wonderful selection of tunes from their earliest times to the then present, but with the most notable fact being the startling recasting of a large number of tunes from Ça Va in a very acoustic format where they work wonderfully well. This was originally released only in Japan in a very limited edition. I got a copy courtesy of Anthony, but my pleas to the label to please sell them to us so I could offer them to you were ignored. But now it's been reprinted in an exact edition and we can do so. Highly, highly recommended. [Voiceprint]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Slapp-Happy---Live-in-Japan---May--2000-(special)__USD-CD-1599.aspx

Wadada Leo Smith/Ed Blackwell-The Blue Mountain's Sun Drummer $14.00
This previously unreleased, very high quality recording, made for a college radio station highlights two masters working together. Wadada moves around to a few instruments beyond his usual trumpet (he even, very charmingly, sings a little bit!) and the fact he does so, along with the great Ed Blackwell leads to favorable comparisons with Ed and Don Cherry's classic Mu session. Low key but still intense and an utter winner! Highly recommended.
Wadada Leo Smith: trumpet, flugel-horn, flute, marimba, and voice
Ed Blackwell: drums and percussion
Recorded live on October 23, 1986 at Brandeis University, MA.[Kabell]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Smith--Wadada-LeoEd-Blackwell---The-Blue-Mountains-Sun-Drummer__Kabell-spc-111.aspx

Martin Speake-My Ideal $11.00
Brilliant cool British alto player Martin Speake teams up with the Bad Plus pianist, Ethan Iverson. Martin Speake, the British alto saxophonist, is often compared to Lee Konitz. Speake has his own distinctive sound but like Konitz he has an enthusiasm for putting himself in new contexts, exploring new ideas and working across musical styles. He has become a significant jazz presence. Speake toured the UK with Ethan Iverson in 2002 when Ethan was musical director of the Mark Morris dance company in New York. As partners they are very well suited. Both musicians have the ability to turn a tune in an unexpected direction and to startle the audience with surprising twists and turns which reveal a true eclectism of taste and ability. Ethan Iverson's classical phrasing combined with virtuoso and often extremely powerful jazz technique mark him out as an unmistakeable presence. Combined with Martin Speake's quirky and often understated interpretations of melody lines the duo create an interesting balance of styles which works well."
"Iverson's powers are probably better revealed in these bare surroundings than they are in the Bad Plus"-John Fordham, The Guardian [Basho]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Speake--Martin---My-Ideal__Basho-spc-7.aspx

The Windmill-To Be Continued $15.00
The debut release by a Norwegian progressive/symphonic rock band. The lineup is vocals/guitar, keyboards/vocals, flutes/sax/guitars/keyboards/
vocals,  bass and drums. At it's best, this has great melodic fuzzy guitar on top of symphonic rock keyboards chasing or being chased by flute. Very much something that will appeal to fans of Camel and similar type bands who are melodic but also have a little bit of bite. [Windmill]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Windmill---To-Be-Continued__Windmill-spc-001.aspx

Dustin Wong-Infinite Love 2 x CDs + NTSC (all region) DVD $19.00
I know you don't know who Dustin is, but that's why I am writing this now. Dustin is the latest in a long and interesting line of guitarplayers using looping and devices to create a very full sound out of solo guitar performance, traceable from Robert Fripp's earliest work with Eno at about the same time as Manuel Gottsching's Inventions for Electric Guitar and later Paul Dresher's Liquid and Stellar Music. This is progressive rock guitar music for the 21st century and anyone who is interested in the records mentioned as well as others, absolutely needs to own this. This is two different 40' tracks that start the same, but reach the end quite differently. The DVD features a film to accompany the music. Highly recommended. Click below to watch the video clip on our website for this listing! [Thrill Jockey]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Wong--Dustin---Infinite-Live-2-x-CDs--plus--DVD__05-Thr-spc-251.aspx


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You can always see which of our artists are on tour and get the links to the venues at:
http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/tours.html
or
http://my.calendars.net/cuneiform/
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CHEER-ACCIDENT
November 11 - Arbor Vitae- 336 1/2 S. State St.- Ann Arbor, MI

November 12 - Now That's Class- 11213 Detroit Ave.- Cleveland, OH

November 13 - Spool MFG- 138 Baldwin St.- Johnson City, NY

November 14 - Midway Cafe - 3469 Washington St. - Jamaica Plain, MA (with Tamandua)

November 15 - Cake Shop - 152 Ludlow St.- NYC, NY

November 16 - SUNY- 735 Anderson Hill- Purchase, NY

November 17 - The Freezer - Rear Alley 633 E Street SE Washington DC 20003

November 18 - Camel - 1621 W. Broad St.- Richmond, VA

November 19 - venue tba- Columbia, SC

November 20 - tba -  Knoxville, TN ??

November 21 - tba  Bloomington, IN ??

ERGO
November 12 - BAM Cafe - 30 Lafayette Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 8:30 pm - FREE!

IDEAL BREAD
November 11 - Salt Space - 1158 Broadway, 5th Floor  (entrance is on 27th Street) - NYC, NY 8:00 / $10

December 15 - Cornelia Street Cafe - 29 Cornelia St.- New York, NY - $10 / 8:00 and 9:30 pm

December 16 - The Rotunda - 4014 Walnut St. - Philadelphia, PA - free / 8:00 pm

LED BIB
November 14 - London Jazz Festival @ Vortex Jazz Club - London, UK

November 27 - The Shed - Brawby, Malton, UK

MAHAVISHNU PROJECT
Plays the music of Jeff Beck - from Wired, Blow By Blow, There and Back and more

November 4 - Mexicali Live - Thu Nov 4th  (8pm)
1409 Queen Anne Rd. - Teaneck NJ 07666 (201) 833.0011 - 8:00 pm

THE MICROSCOPIC SEPTET
December 2 - Birdland - 315 W 44th St - New York NY 10036 (212) 581 3080
$20 (in advance or at door) 6:00 pm (early show!)

December 11 - The Hotel Gershwin - 7 East 27th St - New York NY 10016 - 8:00 pm - at least two sets - (212) 545 8000 - $25.00 at the door (no advance sales)

ALSO: Joel Forrester/Phillip Johnston Duo (not quite the Micros but pretty close! - and appearance on the west coast! Playing Micros material - this is a very rare treat)

November 21 - Cafe Metropol - 923 East 3rd St. - Los Angeles, CA - 12:00 noon - 2:30 pm

November 21 - Tango del Rey - 3567 Del Rey St - Los Angeles, CA - 8:00 pm

November 26 - The Hillside Club - Berkeley, CA

RICHARD PINHAS
October 29 - Richard Pinhas + Demon - Le Tunnel - 23 Avenue Victor Hugo - 93360 Neuilly-Plaisance, France (01)43 08 99 47

ALEC K. REDFEARN AND THE EYESORES
October 28 - Dreamaway Lodge - Becket, MA

REVOUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE
November 20 - Ken Field and Swedish musicians play the music of the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble - Folketshus - Trollhättan, Sweden

WADADA LEO SMITH
October 28 - Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn, NY

November 13 - New Music Circle - 560 Trinity Building at Washington University 560 Trinity Ave. (at Delmar) - St. Louis, MO 63130 (tickets $15.00/$7.00 for students with i.d.)

November 20 - Library of Congress - Washington, DC (free!)

ZEVIOUS
huge entire USA tour (well, they may have to skip Boise) - mid March - mid April, 2011. watch for more info here as we get it


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To see Artist News by musicians who have recorded for Cuneiform - provided to us by the musicians themselves and updated every four months, go to:
http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/artistnews.html


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Rest in Peace:

Gregory Isaacs (reggae singer)

Reggie King (vocalist of UK beat group, The Action, who were produced by George Martin. He was called one of the five best vocalists that the UK produced by Brian Godding)

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Thank you!

-Coming Soon (or not soon, but eventually, so please be patient!)-
(For updates of new items in stock, watch these mailings or check the NEW ARRIVALS section!) :
PETER BAUMAN- Romance '76 -Transharmonic Nights (available again for the 1st time in many, many years)
SERGE BRINGOLF/STRAVE-Strave (great, fairly obscure zeuhl/jazz-rock album from 1980 from France by a large ensemble. I consider this one of the treasures of French zeuhl and it's really underknown and appreciated. Being reissued by Soleil Zeuhl, of course and if you don't know this one, you are really in for a treat!)
CALOMITO-Cane di Schiena
CASSIBER (box set with a live DVD as well as unreleased material on CD along with the four albums we already know and love)
CHEER-ACCIDENT-#17 (what more need be said?)
VARIOUS ARTISTS- Compendium Records – Norway`s First Progressive Record Store & Label 1974-1977  CD or 2 x lps (collection of one track from each of the Compendium releases - many of them on CD for the very first time)
DREAMTIME-Double Trouble 2 x CDs (quintet live at Bracknell in 83 and double quintet live at the Swan 91)
FACTOR BURZACO-II (new album on AltrOck)
FAR CORNER #3
FRENCH TV-I Forgive You for All My Unhappiness (great title!)
GUTBUCKET-Flock (album #5)
LED BIB-Bring Your Own (album #5)
THE MUFFINS-Palindrome (3rd new studio album since their 90s reformation!)
PLANETA IMAGINARIO-Optical Delusions (wonderfull 3rd album by this great Catalan jazz/rock band. Warm melodies, Canterbury-styled jazz/rock rhythm section and tasteful large band arrangements, all recorded by Bob Drake for a great, live ensemble feel and sound.
SOFT MACHINE LEGACY-Relegation of Pluto/Live in Germany
JOHN SURMAN-Flashpoint: NDR Jazz Workshop 1969 CD + DVD (amazing, clear and crisp, black and white footage of John Surman with a ten piece band (Malcolm Griffiths, Alan Jackson, Erich Kleinschuster , Harry Miller, Mike Osborne, Fritz Pauer, Ronnie Scott, Alan Skidmore, Kenny Wheeler)in April, 1969. One of the most amazing documents of Brit jazz in its late 60s prime ever! This will blow minds.)
ROBERT WYATT/GILAD ATZMON/ROS STEPHEN-For the Ghosts Within

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Hi,

Here's what has come in in the last week - either new releases or restockings of items that have been unavailable:

Agincourt-Fly Away $10.00 (special)
New, lower price!
Like Ithaca, below, this is another famous rarity and it happens to also be a very very nice folk/psych album.
"1970 UK private pressing mega-rarity -- a top notch psych-folk classic in Syd Barret solo/Fairfield Parlour direction, but with female vocals. Originals are £1500 or more -- no chance to get them. Available for the first time from the original master tapes. Sixteen-page booklet comes complete with lyrics and band history, and includes stunning previously unseen photos of the band. The addition of previously unheard bonus tracks makes this an essential reissue for everyone." [Acme]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Agincourt---Fly-Away-(special)__18-Acme-spc-1002.aspx

Terry Allen-Pedal Steal $5.00 (special)
Really more of 'audio theatre' than a music album, this is obviously for rarified tastes, but it's a good work and we thought some of you might be interested at this price!
"Captivating. Listen to this on a long stretch of highway. Terry Allen writes like he's hearing that final call; intense and involving. Musta been a helluva play to see, but listen to this anyway. You DO have an imagination, dontcha? And don't miss CHIPPY."-Daniel Morris
"Pedal Steal is the latest installment in Sugar Hill's plan to restore all of maverick renaissance man Terry Allen's recordings to print again. It's loosely based on an actual steel guitar player who wandered Texas and New Mexico in the late 60s-early 70s, one of the first to use the instrument for rock and roll. Commissioned as a soundtrack for the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company in San Francisco, Pedal Steal premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival October 22, 1985. The soundtrack and staging of Pedal Steal received the New York Dance Critics' acclaimed "Bessie" award."
"Sure it's short-- but really distinctive. This one twists and twirls together 'western' legends-- Billy the Kid morphs into a story about a tragic pedal steel player (and back again), with pointed satirical and touching evocations of the West. Beauty, humor, tragedy, absurdity, lust and a changing, kinda wild landscape all around. And musically, he touches on stuff from "Sentimental Journey" to Hendrix-feedback, spoken word akin to a 'Texasfied' Firesign Theatre, Willie & Waylon, maybe Tom Russell or Ian Tyson's psychologically complex cowboy songs, and his own work. Can't say the themes aren't also in his other work-- but the concentration and sometimes pointed phrasing here make it worthwhile. Compelling I think."-E.C. Goodstein [Sugar Hill]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Allen--Terry---Pedal-Steal-(special)__SUG-spc-1078.aspx

Mulatu Astatke-Timeless CD + NTSC (all region) DVD $18.00
Very fine new release by possibly the greatest of all the great Ethiopian musicians of the 70s and who everyone knows from the use of his music in the movie "Broken Flowers"
"Ethiopian Mulatu Astatke is a giant in African music. He is the inventor of Ethio-jazz. His work has inspired many imitations, many admirers and a whole new generation of fans. His music veers from the sublime tezetas to the most foot-stomping funk. The award-winning and invaluable Ethiopiques series has shed a light into a vital and amazing music scene that existed in the Addis Ababa in the '60s. The composer/arranger of that era was Mulatu Astatke. On February 1st he blessed the sold-ut Luckmann Theatre with an amazing show. He shared the stage with veterans of the Los Angeles jazz scene Bennie Maupin, Azar Lawrence and Phil Ranelin. The performance is beautiful, showcasing many classics as well as some new material. Nas, Damien Marley, Cut Chemist, Quantic, Madlib and K'naan all have felt the influence of Ethio-jazz. This special edition honors Mulatu and his music. Part one of a three-part series. CD includes live concert (mastered) and the 'Yekermo Sew (Te'amir Remix).' DVD contains full live concert, slideshows and special features." [Traffic]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Astatke--Mulatu---Timeless-CD--plus--DVD__28-Tren-spc-16.aspx

Bulldog Breed-Made In England $10.00 (special)
New, lower price!
Fun, extremely obscure psych/early prog British rarity, originally released on Nova.
"Amazing 1969 UK mod/psych/freakbeat rarity featuring soon to be members of T2 and The Flies. This is the first time it has been reissued officially on CD -- and it's taken from the original Decca master tapes. Comes complete with new sleevenotes, photos and bonus tracks including the mega-rare single 'Halo in My Hair' b/w 'Portcullis Gate'. A classic album finally gets proper recognition." [Acme]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Bulldog-Breed---Made-In-England-(special)__18-ACME-spc-1004.aspx

John Cale & Terry Riley-Church of Anthrax $6.00 (special)
Great to see this long unavailable underground rock/new music classic available again, after a long period of unavailability. When I was in High School and first bombarding myself with the 'secrets' of weirdo music, this 1970 recording brought together two influencial figures who I couldn't quite figure out how they ever got together. I didn't realize/didn't know who La Monte Young was and realize that that was the connection. In any event, at its best (all of side one, a good bit of side two), this manages to bring together Riley's 'Poppy Nogood'-isms with Cale's underground rock. It's now 40 years old and I can't say it sounds 'contemporary', but you can definitely hear where a lot of things we take for granted in contemporary music got their start. [Wounded Bird]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Cale--JohnTerry-Riley---Church-of-Anthrax-(special)__11-Wounded-spc-Bird-spc-131.aspx

Christmas-Christmas $10.00 (special)
"First legitimate reissue of their super-rare debut (Paragon-Allied/1970), originally conceived as a contractual-obligation effort after the dissolution of bandleader Bob Bryden's previous group, Reign Ghost. A worthy follow-up, the band, initially known as Black Christmas, offers an enveloping mix of soaring vocal harmonies and fluid west-coast-tinged guitar work, capped off with the side-long 'Jungle Fabulous', probably the closest anyone north of the border ever came to 'Dark Star', despite the groan-inducing song title. From the mastertape, with faithful reproductions of the original cover and label artwork." [Pace]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Christmas---Christmas-(special)__18-Pace-spc-043.aspx

Crucis-Crucis/Los Delirios del Mariscal (expanded) $16.00
This is both albums complete on one CD plus two bonus tracks!
"As excellent as their debut is, that album proved the band needed lengthier compositions to allow the band to stretch out, and with Los Delirios del Mariscal, this band out of Argentina delivers just that. This time around, Anibal Kerpel purchased a Fender Rhodes electric piano, giving the band a bit more of a fusion slant than their previous offering. What little Deep Purple/Atomic Rooster influences had been thrown out the window here, instead a stronger Focus/Finch sound is more present, with more of a Pink Floyd or Camel feel. The vocals are now confined to only one cut, "No Me Separen de Mí", probably realizing vocals aren't their strong point, and it allows them to do what they do best: concentrate on instrumentals. And contrary to what some might say, I think this is an improvement over their debut. The production, for one thing, is even better (although recorded at RCA Studios, presumably in Buenos Aires, it was mixed in Criteria Studios in Miami, yes the same studio well known acts like the Bee Gees and the Eagles had recorded at). The opening cut, as mention, the only one with vocals, has more than a passing resemblance to Italian prog acts, like Corte dei Miracoli or New Trolls. The vocal style reminds me a bit of PFM. The next cut is the title track, dominated by guitar and string synths, played in that Finch (circa Beyond Expression) and Camel manner. For some reason I am also reminded of Eloy's Power of the Passion (specifically "The Bells of Notre Dame"). The next two are the album's climax, that is "Pollo Frito" and "Abismo Terrenal". The former tends to be more fusion oriented, with Anabel Kerpel's electric piano dominating, and Pino Marrone playing guitar in a more fusion manner, but instead of a boring w**kfest that I often level at fusion (I'm not big on fusion), it turns out to be an intense piece. And if that's not enough, the last piece harkens to the most intense moments of Finch's Glory of the Inner Force. Pino Marrone just goes overboard on his guitar, almost like if he never plays another note again... When the music calms down, it's more in that Pink Floyd, Camel, and Focus manner. "Abismo Terranal" is without a doubt the greatest piece of music I've heard from a Latin American country. And there is no Spanish/Latin/South American influences to be found in their music. If it wasn't for the vocals (in Spanish) on one cut, you'd might think they were a Dutch band. The band broke up after this album (probably realizing they couldn't top Los Delirios del Mariscal), but apparently their bassist Gustavo Montesano released a solo album with Crucis members helping. Perhaps the most encouraging album from a prog scene I'm not so familiar with (Argentina's prog scene, that is). Anyway, this is highly recommended stuff, and without a doubt the best album I've heard from a Latin country."-rateyourmusic.com [Sunny Pierrot]
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Wolfgang Dauner/Charlie Mariano/Dino Saluzzi-One Night in '88/Pas De Trois 2 x CDs $15.00
Excellent price on two really top-notch, ECM-style, world-chamber-jazz for piano, saxophone and bandoneon.
"The boundaries in jazz have now become smoother, the horizon is expanding. Dauner, Mariano and Saluzzi anticipated these developments back in the eighties. You can hear it immediately: three world class musicians get together. Wolfgang Dauner is one of the pioneers of German jazz and is one of the first avant-garde players; he also explores classical territory on the piano. Charlie Mariano showed for decades that he had an open ear for world music influences. And the virtuoso on the bandoneon, Dino Saluzzi brings his expressive playing into jazz sessions. Together they create enchantingly beautiful and timeless music, in the sumptuous melodies, unexpected jumps in rhythm and the elegantly flowing solos. Jazz meets tango – in a daring, as well as emotionally moving, performance." [Mood]
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The Fall-Fall Heads Roll $6.00 (special)
"Having exorcised enough bile for two bands on their rickety release Interim, the Fall loosen up their attitude, tighten up their delivery, and squeeze out a rocking album that relies heavily on its highlights. Fortunately, there's plenty, most hitting with the thwack of the "Sparta FC" single or the Light User Syndrome album. "Pacifying Joint" is a punchy exercise in hooks and sheen, "What About Us" is snide Mancabilly of the highest order, and "Blindness" hypnotizes and chugs its way into the Top 25 original Fall tracks ever. Flashiest of the lot has to be a soaring cover of the Move's hippy anthem "I Can Hear the Grass Grow," a raucous singalong adaptation that brings sweet reminders of the group's take on the Kinks' "Victoria." Bringing up the second line are the usual brainy meanders like "Bo Demmick" and "Youwanner," plus the hip-shaking rave-up "Clasp Hands." Less ambitious songs and quirky numbers like the country-bumpkin reggae "Ride Away" and the lazy, acoustic "Early Days of Channel Führer" round out the album well, but some B-side-worthy leftovers tacked onto the end keep this from being Dragnet -- or Country on the Click, for that matter. Instead of just stealing the riff, "Breaking the Rules" would do better if it actually turned into "Walk Like a Man" and the Mark E. Smith-less "Trust in Me" is a fair Placebo-meets-Comsat Angels track that's horribly out of place here. Vocalist/Fall czar Smith is writing and singing with plenty of purpose up to this point, and if you hack off the misguided finish, Fall Heads Roll proves they can still live up to their legend."-David Jeffries/All Music Guide [Sanctuary]
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French TV-I Forgive You For All My Unhappiness $13.00
For over 26 years, bassist and composer Mike Sary has led this quirky, unclassifiable, humorous, avant/progressive rock outfit. This is their 10th release and it's definitely one of their best.
"The history of French TV is complex, filled with lineup changes, missed opportunities, delays, and disillusions. And yet, a growing body of work testifies to one man's sagacity and stubbornness. In the middle of French TV's chamber of 32 revolving doors stands bassist/composer Mike Sary. Blending elements of prog, fusion, cartoon music, and Rock-in-Opposition, the music of his group can be simultaneously hilarious and highly challenging, making it one of the most original American prog rock outfits."-François Couture/All Music Guide
"FTV returns five years after their acclaimed previous release "This Is What We Do" with this new disc. Now down to 3 core members (long-time rhythm section Mike Sary and Jeff Gard, plus newcomer Steve Katsikas, keyboardist for the noted Miami prog band Little Atlas), the new cd also features many special guests: Boud Deun/Prester John guitarist Shawn Persinger; Yugen keyboardist Paolo Botta; Trap/Infinity members (also French TV veterans) Warren Dale and Chris Smith; Little Atlas guitarist Roy Strattman; Ut Gret multi-instrumentalist Joee Conroy; and Whimwise guitarist Hans Bodin. The music continues French's penchant for turn-on-a-dime arrangements, frantic meter shifts, and marvelous soloing. Reference points include Happy the Man, Samlas Mammas Manna, Gentle Giant, National Health, Return to Forever, and, of course, Zappa. French TV insists on breaking new ground with an album that is replete with both hummable melodies and discordant chaos, frenetic gallops punctuated by atmospheric bliss-outs.  As one of the few American progressive bands to hit the "10th album mark", French TV shows why it remains one of the most relevant and influential bands in the genre." [Pretentious Dinosaur]
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Peter Gordon-Love of Life Orchestra $16.00
Nice to see a compilation of some of the material by this group. Peter had a large-scale (13 or so) band in the late 70s which featured some major names of the not-quite emerged downtown scene (David Byrne, Arto Lindsay, Blue Gene Tyranny, David Van Tiegham, Ned Sublette, etc. etc.) and I saw them several times. Their music always was sort of a weird and sometimes uneasy blend between the avant-garde/modern composition field that Peter emerged from blended with ideas taken from the underground dance world (remember, we are talking 1979, so think "James White and the Blacks" and Ze Records). Not always successful, but the good parts were very good.
"Peter Gordon and his Love of Life Orchestra are testament to the incredible musical innovations happening in New York City in the late 1970s. Those two compositions, underpinned with disco and gilded with noisy guitar bursts, hanging piano chords and saxophone wails, exhibit not only Gordon's kaleidoscopic vision as a musician, but his precision as a producer and composer. Featuring avant-experimentalists and downtown legends David Byrne and Arto Lindsay as well as Love of Life Orchestra cofounders Gordon and David Van Tieghem, the tracks shine a light on the work of an artist whose influence on dance music is recognizable. [DFA]
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Various Artists-La Guitara $4.00 (special)
An amazing price on this 14 track/14 artist anthology of women guitarists. Definitely a good number of names that guitar fans have heard of: Wu Man, Sharon Isbin, Patty Larkin, Memphis Minnie, Mimi Fox, Kaki King, Ellen McIlwaine, Badi Assad, Alex Houghton, Vicki Genfan, Muriel Anderson, Rory Block, Jennifer Batten, Elizabeth Cotton.
"Men have long made a big deal out of their prowess as guitarists, choosing modest group names like the Great Guitars and picking low-key album titles like The Poll Winners and The Incredible Guitar of .... It's perhaps not surprising, then, that women guitarists have traditionally steered clear of all of this testosterone. But the state of things, as Vanguard's La Guitara: Gender Bending Strings reveals, ain't what it used to be. In folk, jazz, world, and blues guitar, women have proliferated and held their own in a growing, eclectic field. Badi Assad creates a rich mix on "Preludio e Toccatina" by combing classical and flamenco traditions; "Mimi Fox," on the other hand, follows in the jazz tradition of players like Joe Pass on "Lady Byrd." Patty Larkin (who also helped produce the project and better known as a singer/songwriter), unleashes a haunting, lovely piece titled "Bound Brook," while Wu Man's Eastern-flavored "Invocation" is quietly meditative. There are funky pieces -- Kaki King's "Kewpie Station" -- new age -- Vicki Genfan's "Joy" -- and blues -- Rory Block's "Guitar Ditty 1." Many of these compositions are performed acoustic solo without vocals, while a few receive fuller arrangements and one includes a form of vocalese. Although varied, the vitality of La Guitara gives it unity. The only real disharmony comes with the inclusion of much older pieces by Elizabeth Cotten and Memphis Minnie. While these pieces are great by themselves, and the women are undoubtedly predecessors to today's female guitarists, they appear jarring in this context. There's also the rather bizarre inclusion of Jennifer Batten's electric assault on "Wammy Damage," which -- on this album -- is the equivalent to inviting Eddie Van Halen to the Newport Folk Festival. These are small mars, however, on a beautifully conceived and executed collection. La Guitara represents the healthy state of female guitar players today, and guarantees an even healthier one in the future."-Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr/All Music Guide [Vanguard]
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Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton-Knives Don't Have Your Back $7.00 (special)
Emily is the daughter of Paul Haines (lyricist for Escalator Over the Hill and A Beautiful Western Saddle, among others). This is packaged in a very handsome hardbound book cover with a nice booklet and the cover is an obvious hommage to Escalator.
"Haines doesn't take a predictable route to the inside of your head. No grandstanding. She's a true daughter of the revolution and has inherited wisdom beyond her years...She's drawn in breath and drawn you in, too. You're hooked but it's not her fault; maybe she was just saying "Hello". - Robert Wyatt, July 2006.
"Emily Haines is so thoroughly the public face of the dance-happy neo-wavers Metric -- quite literally, in that her fetching blonde looks are the basis of both of the band's album covers so far -- that the idea of a solo album seems redundant at first. As it turns out, however, Knives Don't Have Your Back is utterly unique, far removed not only from Metric's often-hyper pulse but also from atmospheric post-rock gems like Broken Social Scene's gorgeous "Anthems for a 17-Year-Old Girl," still likely the song Haines is best known for overall. Members of both bands do appear here, but the focus of Knives Don't Have Your Back is strictly on Haines' vocals and piano. Recorded together live in the studio, with other instruments and vocals layered on afterwards, Haines' impressive keyboard skills (only hinted at in her other work) and alluring, throaty voice mesh perfectly; the combination gives Knives Don't Have Your Back the intimacy of a '70s singer/songwriter album, or perhaps that of a small-combo jazz album. That last comparison isn't at all that far-fetched: Haines is the daughter of the late Montreal jazz poet Paul Haines, and the spare black-on-gold all-text artwork is undoubtedly an homage to the similarly austere covers of her father's best-known albums, the Carla Bley collaborations Escalator Over the Hill and Tropic Appetites. An even closer comparison is Robert Wyatt, who provides a glowing testimonial on the back cover. Like Wyatt's solo work, Haines marries a sharp social conscience ("The Maid Needs a Maid," neatly riffing off an old Neil Young song, calmly eviscerates the frat-boy mentality in a single quiet verse) with a tendency toward elegiac, unhurried melodies. However, the keen pop scene that's Metric's strong suit can still be found on subtly hooky tunes like "Our Hell" and the simply lovely "Reading in Bed." Although far more low-key than Metric's nervy rock or Broken Social Scene's epic sweep, Knives Don't Have Your Back is a mature and engaging work revealing an exciting new side of Emily Haines, who is quietly turning into one of pop's most compelling presences."-Stewart Mason/All Music Guide [Last Gang]
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Hawk-Live and Well $16.00
"The band's third and final release rounding off a trilogy of phenomenal Afro rock albums. This officially sanctioned reissue includes all the original songs plus 4 bonus tracks taken from the SA vinyl version of “Africa, she too can cry” and a rare live song from 1971. With updated liner notes, including the final days of Hawk as told by singer Dave Ornellas, plus never-before-seen photos and poster artwork, “Live and Well” is a must for fans of '70s progressive rock." [Fresh]
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Peter Howell/John Ferdinando-Tomorrow Come Sunday CD + NTSC (all region) DVD $23.00
"The second release (1969) from the home studio of future BBC Radiophonic Workshop composer Peter Howell and his musical partner John Ferdinando, makers of legendary albums under the names Alice Through the Looking Glass, Ithaca, Agincourt, and Friends. This private press album was recorded as the soundtrack for an underground film production by (later to be) renowned television director Ian Hamilton: Tomorrow Come Someday. The soundtrack album, now presented from the master tapes, was originally pressed up in a tiny quantity for friends and people involved in the production; certainly no more than 70-80 copies were made. So what do we find here? A concept piece revolving around a village threatened by motorway expansion, and the efforts of short-skirted guitar-slinging young painter Emma Stacey and a local boy to save the day, and perhaps preserve their growing love. The film is described on the album jacket as a musical comedy, shot on location in the Sussex village of Lurgashall, during August 1969, which of course, doesn't begin to tell the tale. Think perhaps of the Kinks Village Green Preservation Society characters come to life. See for yourself! For this is both the compact disc and DVD debut of Tomorrow Come Someday, film and soundtrack, together at last in a double-disc set. Chunky booklet with plentiful photos gives the full story of what we like to call The Wonderful Musical World of Peter Howell & John Ferdinando." [Acme]
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Ithaca-A Game For All Who Know $10.00 (special)
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This is a very famous rarity. It is a little bit overhyped, but it's still a really good album for the most part, and this version is by far the best sounding and best presented available.
"1972 UK private pressing megararity from the same band that made Agincourt two years earlier. Classic ethereal Pink Floyd influenced psych-folk gem is available for the first time taken from the original master tapes and has previously unreleased bonus tracks. Sixteen-page booklet comes complete with lengthy band history, lyrics, and rare photos. A beautiful trippy album with lovely female vocals sounding glorious in a dreamy setting -- this edition sounds amazing." [Acme]
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Keith Jarrett-The Mourning of a Star $6.00 (special)
Previously available only as a Japanese import, this early (1971) release features 3/4ths of his great US quartet, only missing Dewey Redman. Keith plays wonderful piano and some pretty bad recorder and saxophone!
"If you like early 1970s Keith Jarrett you will like this, if you don't then this isn't the one to win you over. There is everything that we could expect from an early 1970s Jarrett album (except for Dewey Redman: this is a piano trio album - and Redman gives Jarrett a certain harshness, a certain street hustle that does Jarrett good): there are the catchy riffs; the enticing but slightly over sugared melodies; there is Jarrett playing his long and loose runs of notes that seem to free fall away from the melody; there is Charlie Haden playing superb bass; there is Haden playing superb bass over Jarrett and Paul Motion clacking the percussion as though they have a large selection of saucepan lids; there is Haden playing as though all the notes are flying out in reverse (well, that's how it sounds to me); there is Jarrett tooting on his soprano sax with an abrasion his piano lacks; there is Jarrett blowing on his wooden flutes as though all he wanted be was a hippie; there is Motion playing colourful and expressive drums. And yet when I first heard it I was a bit disappointed: just another Keith Jarrett album - maybe if this had been one of the first of his albums I had heard I would think it was fresh, but knowing many others from the same period I found it a bit the same as the rest. And there are lots of short tracks which are fine in themselves, but they are like a slight incident or idea that are not developed - maybe they were supposed to add up to something greater as a whole, but they seem to add up to something smaller than the individual elements. But as I listened to it more I did come to think that the finer tracks, the longer Follow the Crooked Path, Trust, Traces of You and the title track, are very good and stand happily with the best of Jarrett's work from this period. Maybe my views about the album are still changing, maybe I'll end up thinking it is one of his best."-rateyourmusic.com [Wounded Bird]
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Karma-Karma $16.00
"A band that was born in the city of Rio de Janeiro in 1972 from their performance in the "Festival de la canción" (Song Festival) with the song "Depois do porão". Karma was a guitar trio that played an elaborate rock style with folk and progressive leanings. The members were Jorge Amiden (former Terço member), Luíz Mendez Júnior(former Os Nômades) and Alencar Contant(Allen Terra). A peculiar characteristic of the band was the use of the "Tritarra" (a 3-handle guitar) by Jorge Amiden. They recorded an historical LP in 1972, which didn´t get much local repercussion but today is acknowledged as one of Brazilian rock gems. Since 1973, the band periodically changed its line-up until they disbanded definitively in late 1976. In those years, Gastão Lamounier (vocals), Paulinho Soledade (acoustic guitar), Antônio Cláudio (acoustic guitar), Rick (guitar, banjo), Chico Julien (bass), Áureo (drums) and Danilo Caymmi(flute) were members of Karma. This LP features the song "Tributo ao sorriso" (A tribute to smile), which Jorge Amiden wrote with Sergio Hinds when he was a memmber of "O Terço". It should also be noted that "O Terço" recorded a different version and took part in an international festival performing "Tributo ao sorriso", and they achieved the third position. We can consider Karma's sound as "progressive folk" and we are able to find in their music the typical roots of Brazilian rural popular music."
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Lamb-A Sign of Change $6.00 (special)
Folky underground album from 1970. The most notable thing about this to me was that in addition to the vocals, guitar and bass, you have interesting wind and string arrangements and cello, viola, English horn and flute. Elements of the San Francisco sound plus Tim Buckley's music of the same period. A time capsule for certain but with quite a bit of merit!
"Boy, did this album ever hit me out of left field. Barbara Mauritz's vocal stylings contain the control of a jazz singer, the emotion of a blues singer, and the plantive, moody cry of a singer of keening folk songs, all rolled together. She's also a good instrumentalist, playing tambourine, guitar and piano, along with the majority of the composistion credits. LAMB's " A SIGN OF CHANGE" contains songs with a great range of stylings, from slow folklike dirges, which could pass for a song like AUTOPSY from the second FAIRPORT CONVENTION album, or when the instrumentation (ie flute and string chart) is denser, to one of the slower numbers from NICO's first album. A couple songs (ADVENTURE OF INCREDIBLE MR. SANDMAN, for example) mixes her controlled, sonorous vocal quality with a mildly psychedelic bowed cello, and guitar work. Those provide the moments resonating with HOPE SANDOVAL vocal qualities: dark, mystic, long sustained vocalizations floating over the SLOW as syrup tempo. Other numbers could have come right off NINA SIMONE's early 1967 album THE BLUES. (tho I dont hear blues as much as I hear jazz in both their voices). Especially the album's last song, the seven minute long WHERE I'M BOUND, places Barbara's voice over her piano stylings (not quite as sophisticated as Nina's, but captivating none the less). PREACHERS HOLIDAY also workes together blues, folk and jazz, with lots of space within the arrangement, and POWERFUL upright string bass playing, to give a song that moves the listener thru many places, due to the way the tempo picks up, when Barbara incorperates her Tambourine weave, into the song. The composistions thruout provide proof that sophisticated, arresting, simple arrangements can still chill you to the bone, while providing psychedelic flights of fancy to the mind. Altho the album cover suggests wild psychedelia, the overall sound falls close to Tim Buckley around his HAPPY SAD period.... I'd recommend this album to fans of MAZZY STAR, FAIRPORT CONVENTION, TIM BUCKLEY, or even NINA SIMONE's 1967 work. One more hidden gem from San Fransesco's glory days, who's days in print are sure to be numbered."-W.T. Hoffman [Wounded Bird]
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Taj Mahal-Recycling the Blues & Other Related Stuff/Oooh So Good 'n Blues $7.00 (special)
Two long-unavailable titles by this late 60s bluesman who did much to revitalize and reinvigorate the form. Recycling is a live album which showcases Taj's great command of the form and his willingness to do the the unusual, performing on just a guitar or kalimba or banjo and adding his raspy, soulful vocals. Really nice. Oooh So Good is a studio album, but is also stripped down and similar. This is the stuff that put him on the map. [Wounded Bird]
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The Mars Volta-Scab Dates $6.00 (special)
This live album, recorded between May 2004-May 2005 isn't really a live album in any conventional sense except Frank Zappa's. In other words, it has been massively worked-on in the studio, but you still get the raw power of a live performance at its base. You also get to hear how the group really stretches out their pieces in live performance.
"Firstly, I'd like to say that this would be a five star album without the annoying overdubs. However, the actual concert expands the songs into huge, power driven jams but still is focused. The band wears its influences on its sleeve: Zeppelin, Santana, Sonic Youth and yes even 70's Miles. However, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and Mars Volta are really this great live. Unlike jam bands, the members of Mars Volta seperately and as a group know how to play. There are not endless solos that go nowhere or boring guitar w**kery. The hypnotic feeling of Electric Ladyland or Bitches Brew is given a modern update. Recommended." [Universal]
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Jackie Maclean-One Step Beyond (expanded/remastered) $7.00 (special)
Just 8 copies available at this great price of this stupendous 1963 album featuring Grachan Moncur III, Bobby Hutcherson, Eddie Khan and Tony Williams. [Blue Note]
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Neon Pearl-1967 Recordings $10.00 (special)
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"First time on CD for these incredible sessions from the year of psychedelia's apex. Top notch floating underground psych with organ and harmonium -- features members of Please and The Flies who were later in legendary band T2 (the sleevenotes try to make the convoluted band history clear). This edition is taken from the master tapes, and comes complete with two bonus tracks not on the limited LP edition." [Acme]
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Neu!-Neu! 86 $16.00
"There were three great beats in the 70 s: Fela Kuti s Afrobeat,
James Brown s Funk, and Klaus Dinger's NEU!"-Brian Eno
"NEU! 86 was recorded and mixed between October 1985 and April 1986 at Grandfunk Studio, Düsseldorf, Germany, Dinerland-Lilienthal Studio, Düsseldorf, Germany, and Michael Rother Studio, Forst, Germany. This was the first time Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger had entered a studio together since 1975. However the sessions were not completed and the planned album was abandoned. However, in early 2010 Michael Rother came to an agreement with Dinger's estate to completely rework the album
from the original multi-track and master tapes to produce NEU! 86, which Rother has coined our fourth studio album. The album includes
several tracks from the heavily bootlegged version, with a few new and remixed tracks." [Gronland]
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Emmanuelle Parrenin-Maison Rose $10.00 (special)
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A well known female singer from the French folk scene, this album, originally released on the very collectable Balloon Noir label, is a classic gem of proto freak-folk with tons of great hurdy-gurdy and much, much more going on! Personally recommended!
"A revelation of a folk album, with songs of incredible beauty & innovative arrangements. It features traditional instruments you've hardly heard before & sometimes touches of the avant-garde. This is one of the best!"-Scented Gardens Of The Mind. [Lion]
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Renaissance-Scheherazade and Other Stories (remastered) CD/DVD $21.00
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Not only is this possibly the group's peak release, but this new, remastered edition includes a bonus DVD of the band in 1979, which is promotional footage shot on a soundstage, as well as acoustic versions of songs not heard in that way on their albums.
"This (their sixth) album was the group's magnum opus in the perception of many on-lookers and fans...The "Song of Scheherazade," really a suite for the group supported by the London Symphony Orchestra and a chorus, started with guitarist- composer Mick Dunford, who had a personal fascination with the medieval literary work Tales of 1,001 Arabian Nights, and was realized by Dunford and his composing partner Betty Thatcher, with bassist Jon Camp and pianist John Tout. The piece, really nine sections assembled together, was one of the more ambitious works to come out of the progressive rock boom -- it fits together nicely and does have some gorgeous passages and many lyrical, powerful sections, although it also seems sllightly repetitive...less ambitious and more completely successful are "Ocean Gypsy," "The Vultures Fly High," and "Trip to the Fair" on side one, all relatively unpretentious pieces which feature extraordinary singing by Annie Haslam."-Bruce Eder/All Music Guide [Friday]
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SBB-Blue Trance (limited edition digipak with bonus tracks) $16.00
 "A brand new studio album by the legendary progressive rock/jazz band. Limited edition digipak with bonus tracks. SBB, a legend of Polish music scene, return with a brand new studio album. The band, comprised of the phenomenal composer Jozef Skrzek, the excellent guitarist Apostolis Anthimos and the flawless drummer Gabor Nemeth propose a perfect blend of the sincerity of blues and the freedom of jazz. The music on the album is mature and rich in emotions. The album was recorded in RecRublica Studios in Lubrza, again with Sebastian Witkowski, who produced their previous album "Iron Curtain"  ( 2 0 0 9 ) ." [Metal Mind]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/SBB---Blue-Trance-(limited-edition-digipak-with-bonus-tracks)__21-MMP-spc-0681.aspx

Tracker-How I Became an Alien $18.00
"Tracker's 2009 EP „man made noise“ was the thing nobody counted on. 3 guys trapped in their DIY Studio amid the Tyrolean mountains, created a b*****d consisting of varied elements of desert rock, Kraut, psychedelia and noise that was rarely heard in Austria. The respective Mad Heads were charmed and the EP, although never officially released, was voted best national record by fm4's (Austria's leading alternative radio station) “house of pain” crew. For a proper release of the record Sulatron's Dave Schmidt  was contacted, whom the band met at the Duna Jam Festival in Sardinia. Now his Psychedelia-Spacerock Label is the new home of the band.  'How I became an Alien' contains some songs from last year's EP which have been eworked, and some new tracks like 'tight fit', 'blower' and 'impregnated eye'.  Tracker create soundscapes in the classic rock trio format with guitar/bass/drums/vocals. These are only cornerstones for a much more multilayered sound. Nasty sounds from self built fuzz boxes meet psychedelic space parts, kaossilators compete with bizarre iPhone-synths, fat desert riffs dance with grumpy lo-fi beats and the dusty elegance of desert rock is hijacked by monotone kraut-beats." [Sulatron]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Tracker---How-I-Became-an-Alien__Sulatron-spc-1901.aspx

United Jazz + Rock Ensemble-Break Even Point/ United Live Opus Sechs 2 x CDs $15.00
Great price on two complete releases that were previously hard to find and expensive. Dig who's here - this is a supergroup: Ian Carr, Wolfgang Dauner, Jon Hiseman, Volker Kriegel, Albert Mangelsdorff, Charlie Mariano, Eberhard Weber, Kenny Wheeler and more!
"More amazingly fluid music from the UJRE. 1979's The Break Even Point and the live in 1984 Opus Sechs in one package."
"Opus Sechs is a special album for me, with six brilliant compositions: "Garberville" (V. Kriegel), "Wendekreis des Steinbocks" (W. Dauner), "Rip Off" (A. Mangelsdorff), "Die Wiederkehr" (B. Thompson), "Some time in silence" (E. Weber) and "Lady Bountiful" (I. Carr). These six compositions and the fantastic soloists - Albert Mangelsdorff, Ack van Rooyen and Johannes Faber in "Rip Off", Charlie Mariano and Eberhard Weber in "Wendekreis des Steinbocks" - show the sheer joy of making music which makes this band and the soloists so distinctive."-Wolfgang Dauner [Mood]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/United-Jazz--plus--Rock-Ensemble---Break-Even-Point-United-Live-Opus-Sechs-(remastered)-2-x-CDs__21-Mood-spc-4607.aspx

Wildebeest-Bushrock 1 $16.00
"Recorded in 1981, “Bushrock 1” is the sound of a truly African progressive rock band in full flight: thundering African percussion, hard rock guitars, swirling Celtic violin and soaring vocals all combine to form a heady musical brew. The "Bushrock" concept was ex Freedom’s Children drummer Colin Pratley's brainchild. On Wildebeest's live set “Bushrock 1,” the audience is advised to "settle back and relax"— then the music grabs you, throws you around, and does not let up through nine songs and nearly 45 minutes of adventurous rock. Take a sharp guitarist (Boet Faber), a thundering, driving bassist (Piet Botha), add an exuberantly talented drummer (Colin Pratley) and a rocking violin (Dave Tarr), sweeten with some lovely female vocals (Karlien van Niekerk), crank up the volume, and you’ve got the basis of Wildebeest's thundering, stampeding rock album. The songs are primarily driven by beat and rhythm—Piet's bass punctuates and emphasizes as it drives along, the rock steady and creative drumming is ever present, and the violin becomes an essential rock instrument. Then the guitar sears and soars. Masterful rock, with the great Colin Pratley flailing away on the drums. I think of it as Progressive Jungle Music.” The album was recorded live in 1981, and before that makes you pause, remember that the concept of energetic jungle rock music has rarely been better served before or since; the album features two different “covers” of Freedom’s Children tunes from their classic “Astra” album... not a surprise really, as Tarr and Pratley were both former members of that band." [Fresh]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Wildebeest---Bushrock-1__18-Fresh-spc-171.aspx

Robert Wyatt/Gilad Atzmon/Ros Stephen-'...For the Ghosts Within' $13.00
This is a special price for our initial batch of copies. Price will rise slightly later!
Around these parts, a new Robert Wyatt album is always a cause for joy. Recently he's been working relatively fast. This is something quite different, as it's a album of six 'standards', a new version of "At Last I Am Free" and four new pieces. Anyone who has read or watched interviews with Robert is well aware that he's a huge fan of jazz and standards from the 30's onward, but this is the first time he's musically stated it so overtly. He performs on vocals, trumpet and percussion and is joined by Gilad Atzmon on reeds, Ros Stephen's Sigmos String Quartet and keyboards and double bass. Something very different from an artist who keeps moving forward (even while - on this one - looking very heavily backwards!) but who can never help sounding only like Robert. [Domino]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Wyatt--RobertGilad-AtzmonRos-Stephen---For-the-Ghosts-Within__17-801390027123.aspx

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You can order these & many many other items from our on-line store at:
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You can also fax in your order : (301) 589-1819
or mail in your order to:
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Recent reviews (or recently *discovered* reviews) of Cuneiform artists and titles (in English only):

MATS/MORGAN BAND
http://gapplegateguitar.blogspot.com/2010/08/matsmorgans-music-or-money.html

SOFT MACHINE
http://gapplegateguitar.blogspot.com/2010/08/rare-soft-machine-tv-broadcast-from.html

UZ JSME DOMA
http://www.allmusic.com/album/caves-r1955861/review

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You can always see which of our artists are on tour and get the links to the venues at:
http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/tours.html
or
http://my.calendars.net/cuneiform/
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ALGERNON
November 19 - Martyrs' - 3855 N. Lincoln Ave. - Chicago, IL (with The Hue and District 97

CHEER-ACCIDENT
November 11 - Arbor Vitae- 336 1/2 S. State St.- Ann Arbor, MI

November 12 - Now That's Class- 11213 Detroit Ave.- Cleveland, OH

November 13 - Spool MFG- 138 Baldwin St.- Johnson City, NY

November 14 - Midway Cafe - 3469 Washington St. - Jamaica Plain, MA (with Tamandua)

November 15 - Cake Shop - 152 Ludlow St.- NYC, NY

November 16 - SUNY- 735 Anderson Hill- Purchase, NY

November 17 - The Freezer - Rear Alley 633 E Street SE Washington DC 20003

November 18 - Camel - 1621 W. Broad St.- Richmond, VA

November 19 - venue tba- Columbia, SC

November 20 - tba -  Knoxville, TN ??

November 21 - tba  Bloomington, IN ??

ERGO
November 12 - BAM Cafe - 30 Lafayette Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 8:30 pm - FREE!

IDEAL BREAD
November 11 - Salt Space - 1158 Broadway, 5th Floor  (entrance is on 27th Street) - NYC, NY 8:00 / $10

December 15 - Cornelia Street Cafe - 29 Cornelia St.- New York, NY - $10 / 8:00 and 9:30 pm

December 16 - The Rotunda - 4014 Walnut St. - Philadelphia, PA - free / 8:00 pm

LED BIB
November 14 - London Jazz Festival @ Vortex Jazz Club - London, UK

November 27 - The Shed - Brawby, Malton, UK

MAHAVISHNU PROJECT
Plays the music of Jeff Beck - from Wired, Blow By Blow, There and Back and more

November 17 - Iridium - 650 Broadway - NYC - 8:30 and 10:30

THE MICROSCOPIC SEPTET
December 2 - Birdland - 315 W 44th St - New York NY 10036 (212) 581 3080
$20 (in advance or at door) 6:00 pm (early show!)

December 11 - The Hotel Gershwin - 7 East 27th St - New York NY 10016 - 8:00 pm - at least two sets - (212) 545 8000 - $25.00 at the door (no advance sales)

ALSO: The Microscopic Septet's co-leaders, JOEL FORRESTER (piano, keyboards) and PHILLIP JOHNSTON (sax) are touring the West Coast as a duo to perform music by the Microscopic Septet. (not quite the Micros but pretty close! - and appearances on the west coast! Playing Micros material - this is a very rare treat)

November 21 - Cafe Metropol - 923 East 3rd St. - Los Angeles, CA - 12:00 noon - 2:30 pm

November 21 - Tango del Rey - 3567 Del Rey St - Los Angeles, CA - 8:00 pm

November 26 - The Hillside Club - Berkeley, CA

REVOLUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE
November 20 - Ken Field and Swedish musicians play the music of the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble - Folketshus - Trollhättan, Sweden

WADADA LEO SMITH
November 13 - New Music Circle - 560 Trinity Building at Washington University 560 Trinity Ave. (at Delmar) - St. Louis, MO 63130 (tickets $15.00/$7.00 for students with i.d.)

November 20 - Library of Congress - Washington, DC (free!)

ZEVIOUS
huge entire USA tour (well, they may have to skip Boise) - mid March - mid April, 2011. watch for more info here as we get it

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To see Artist News by musicians who have recorded for Cuneiform - provided to us by the musicians themselves and updated every four months, go to:
http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/artistnews.html

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Thank you!

-Coming Soon (or not soon, but eventually, so please be patient!)-
(For updates of new items in stock, watch these mailings or check the NEW ARRIVALS section!) :
PETER BAUMAN- Romance '76 -Transharmonic Nights (available again for the 1st time in many, many years)
SERGE BRINGOLF/STRAVE-Strave (great, fairly obscure zeuhl/jazz-rock album from 1980 from France by a large ensemble. I consider this one of the treasures of French zeuhl and it's really underknown and appreciated. Being reissued by Soleil Zeuhl, of course and if you don't know this one, you are really in for a treat!)
CALOMITO-Cane di Schiena
CASSIBER (box set with a live DVD as well as unreleased material on CD along with the four albums we already know and love)
CHEER-ACCIDENT-#17 (what more need be said?)
VARIOUS ARTISTS- Compendium Records – Norway`s First Progressive Record Store & Label 1974-1977  CD or 2 x lps (collection of one track from each of the Compendium releases - many of them on CD for the very first time)
DREAMTIME-Double Trouble 2 x CDs (quintet live at Bracknell in 83 and double quintet live at the Swan 91)
FACTOR BURZACO-II (new album on AltrOck)
FAR CORNER #3
GLASS-Spectrum Principle
GUTBUCKET-Flock (album #5)
LED BIB-Bring Your Own (album #5)
THE MUFFINS-Palindrome (3rd new studio album since their 90s reformation!)
PLANETA IMAGINARIO-Optical Delusions (wonderfull 3rd album by this great Catalan jazz/rock band. Warm melodies, Canterbury-styled jazz/rock rhythm section and tasteful large band arrangements, all recorded by Bob Drake for a great, live ensemble feel and sound.
SOFT MACHINE LEGACY-Relegation of Pluto/Live in Germany
JOHN SURMAN-Flashpoint: NDR Jazz Workshop 1969 CD + DVD (amazing, clear and crisp, black and white footage of John Surman with a ten piece band (Malcolm Griffiths, Alan Jackson, Erich Kleinschuster , Harry Miller, Mike Osborne, Fritz Pauer, Ronnie Scott, Alan Skidmore, Kenny Wheeler)in April, 1969. One of the most amazing documents of Brit jazz in its late 60s prime ever! This will blow minds.)

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Hi,

Here's what has come in in the last week - either new releases or restockings of items that have been unavailable:

The entire AMBIANCES MAGNETIQUES label is on sale! 20% off! The prices shown are the sale prices. While they last.
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Departments/Featured-Labels/Ambiances-Magnetiques.aspx

Ange-Vagabondages $11.00
Nice compilation of great material at a good price! [Mercury]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Ange---Vagabondages__Mercury-spc-246.aspx

Iva Bittova/Ida Kelarova-Jazz 2 x PAL (All Region) DVDs $38.00
This isn't the best place to start with, if you don't know Iva Bittova, but I know we have a few hard-core Iva fans here and this very hard to find DVD set has some very different type of work from her.
"This specially packaged 2 DVD set documents a benefit concert featuring sisters Iva Bittova and Ida Kelarova, two internationally known stars of Czech music, singing together for the very first time. The event, which was held to raise money and awareness for MIRET - the civil association that carries out projects for gifted young Roma talents - took place on January 5, 2008 at Lucerna Great Hall, Prague - and was sold out (an achievement that no jazz concert had managed for 15 years). The whole concert was inspired by the big American jazz concerts of the 50s and 60s - and there were over 20 top musicians on the stage, including as special guest the great bassist and Czech native George Mraz, from New York. The material includes many well known standards. The 1st DVD presents 90' of the concert itself plus various bonuses, including footage of rehearsals an interview with Ida and Iva and the 2nd DVD has an hour long film called The Black Star that shows the work of young Roma talents at Svojanov Castle in 2007" [MAM]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Bittova--IvaIda-Kelarova---Jazz-2-x-DVDs__15-MAM-spc-440.aspx

Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band-Pour l'Amour des Chiens CD + NTSC (All Region) $12.00 (special)
The first new album from the Bonzo Dog Band in nearly 40 years! Featuring original members: Neil Innes, Roger Ruskin Spear, Rodney Slater, Legs Larry Smith, Vernon Dudley Bohay-Nowell, Sam Spoon, Bob Kerr + 'shiny new millenium Bonzos', Adrian Edmondson, Stephen Fry and Phil Jupitus. The DVD has previously unreleased performances and interviews and it includes new live versions of songs from their famed days of yore.
"I have to confess I approached this album with some trepidation. I have treasured the Bonzos for years. But could they ever approach the heights of silliness without Viv? I saw them in concert last year and found that, yes they could, albeit with the spectre of Viv behind them.
But a new recording? Could that work? Most definitely yes! This made me laugh out loud all the way through. It will embarrass me when I listen to it on my iPod and chortle amongst the repressed silence that is the commuter train. It will make me look foolish when laughing at the lights in the car. Thanks to Neil and the team. You have honoured the memory of Viv and given the world a fine extension to the Bonzos catalogue."-Peter Counter [Storming]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Bonzo-Dog-Doo-Dah-Band---Pour-lAmour-des-Chiens-CD--plus--NTSC-(All-Region)-DVD-(special)__15-Storming-spc-2601.aspx

Brian Storming-and the Illustrated Guide to Fantasie $16.00
A very original and psychedelic (in the best sense of the word) album, from Argentina. This is their second album and has been released on Universal, so someone besides me hears the quality of this group. This is a beautifully orchestrated, psychedelic/psychedelic pop album, obviously influenced by the best music of the original circa 1967 era. This is insanely ambitious and extraordinarily well done. Highly recommended; if this even remotely sounds like your thing, you will love this; they don't make records like this anymore, but they certainly SHOULD! [Tommy Gun]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Brian-Storming---and-the-Illustrated-Guide-to-Fantasie__05-Tommy-spc-15153.aspx

Cloverseeds-The Opening $14.00
"The landscape of progressive rock continues to evolve. As the dinosaur bands fade away a new breed of thought provoking artistry has emerged. Bands like Porcupine Tree, Tool, Riverside, and Anathema are not about complexity or grandiose arrangements. These are bands that aim for your heart as well as your head. CloverSeeds is a new band following this course. The Opening is their second release. Their debut was released on a small French label and gave the band some national attention including a television appearance on "Ça part en live". Cloverseeds music is a rollercoaster ride of pure emotion filled with melancholy and dark atmospheres augmented with guitar driven heaviness. The album was recorded in Germany at Spacelab Studios under the direction of Everon’s Christian Moschus. The resulting album is an audiophile spectacular polished to perfection by Grammy winning mastering engineer Bob Katz." [Laser's Edge]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Cloverseeds---The-Opening__19-LE-spc-1058.aspx

Cluster & Farnbauer-Live in Vienna 1980 : 2 x CDs $18.00
Back in stock!
Reading the release blather below makes me feel so old; I remember when the cassette of this was released; I never did get to hear that cassette, but I can finally hear this now!
"Live In Vienna is the eighth full-length album by German electronic music outfit Cluster and their first and only album with Joshi Farnbauer. It is the first of three live albums recorded by Cluster. Until now Cluster & Farnbauer had never been reissued on compact disc. On June 12, 1980 Cluster performed at the Wiener Festwochen Alternativ with Farnbauer. The performance was recorded and released as a limited edition cassette on the British York House Records (YHR) label. It was reissued in Germany on the Transmitter label of 'Grüne Kraft' owner Werner Pieper. The style of the music is highly experimental and discordant and very reminiscent of Moebius and Rodelius' early work with Conrad Schnitzler in Kluster, albeit with updated electronic instrumentation. Live In Vienna was the only Cluster release never reissued on CD. This reissue includes archival material as well as newly mastered audio and new artwork created by Cluster member Dieter Moebius." [Important]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Cluster-and-Farnbauer---Live-in-Vienna-1980---2-x-CDs__05-Important-spc-308.aspx

Shirley Collins-Sweet England $17.00
"Sweet England, along with its sister album False True Lovers, was recorded in the spring of 1958 when I was twenty-two years old. I had been living for the previous two years in London with Alan Lomax, the American folklorist, working for him as editorial assistant on his book The Folk Songs of North America and on his field recordings from America, Great Britain, Italy and Spain. The tracks that make up these two albums were recorded by Peter Kennedy and Alan in two days at Peter's home 'studio' in Belsize Park. English traditional music, at its best, expresses and provides everything in song that I need and feel, both musically and emotionally. Sweet England represents the first shaky steps of a journey that I have been on all my life, and that, happily, I still am."-Shirley Collins from the new sleeve-notes.
"Fledg'ling Records are very proud to present a remastered edition of this classic recording from the infancy of the mid-20th century folk revival. Guest musicians are Guy Carawan, Ralph Rinzler and John Hasted. Sweet England is a stunning collection of British and American traditional song, capturing a turning moment in the English folk song revival of the 1950s. Including a stunning, new digipak design with new sleevenotes from Shirley Collins." [Fledg'ling]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Collins--Shirley---Sweet-England__05-Fledg-spc-3080.aspx

Various Artists-Compendium Records 1974-1977 $15.00
Old people like me well remember the great Compendium label that seemed to come out of nowhere (Norway) and very quickly established themselves as a great mid 70s progressive music label, releasing a number of major and minor classics in jazz and jazz-rock and rock (Hugh Hopper, Henry Cow, Vanessa, Mirage, Hopper/Dean/Tippett/Gallivan, Blow Out, etc). They released 10 albums and then stopped and five of their titles have never been reissued. There's a track from everyone of their titles here on this double-length CD. Limited edition of 1,000 copies!
"Compendium started out in 1974 as a classic hippie enterprise: a lucky set of circumstances, practically no money and a complete disregard for any and all usual business practices. But the business idea was good. At the time, the price difference between Norway and England for records was quite substantial, and Compendium found out that they could sell the albums cheaper than the other stores by importing directly from England and still make money. After harassing parents and friends for startup capital, they managed to buy 6-7 boxes of the hottest items and put them up for sale in a dilapidated basement in an obscure part of Oslo. The first crew of Compendium Records consisted of Frode Holm, Gunnar Skogen and Jomar Johansen; all a little bit ‘off center’ from the usual Oslo music scene, in that they all liked to listen to jazz and pretty much any kind of ‘out there’ music, like Frank Zappa and Soft Machine and the whole Cantebury movement. By 1975, Compendium was in full bloom, to the record companies’ great annoyance, and they had refurbished the basement to include not only a record store, but also a book store, a small coffee room, oriental goods and posters. After Frode Holm went to see the band Henry Cow perform at Kensington theatre in London and was completely blown away, he invited the band to Oslo to hold a concert at the Henie Onstad Art Centre. The sold out concert was taped and Frode and since the guys wanted to set up a record label, they asked the band if they wanted to release the concert. This recording together with others live tapes from Henry Cow ended up as Compendiums first release, Henry Cow “Concerts”. Already at the time of Soft Machine concert at the Henie Onstad Art Centre in Oslo in 1971, Frode had met some of the Soft Machines members and in 1976 they met again to discuss recording plans. This concluded with Compendium Records releasing Hugh Hoppers classic ablum, Hoppertunitybox, and Elton Dean/Keith Tippet/Hugh Hopper/Joe Gallivan`s classic fusionjazz album “Cruel But Fair”. Compendium also released the british progressivejazz band Mirage with Brian Godding and different records by Joe Gallivan and Charles Austin. But Compendium was also releasing allot of Norwegian jazz and progressive rock music. In 1976 they released the album Hi-Fly with Norwegian singer Karin Krog and American jazzmusician Archie Shepp. They also released subliminal albums by the Norwegian groups Saluki, Vanessa and the classic Norwegian group Blow Out, consisting of the Jon Eberson, Sveinung Hovensjø, Jon Christensen and Håkon Graf. That a small indie label from Norway released albums by such peers as Henry Cow, Soft Machine members and Archie Shepp, is nothing but amazing! In 1977 Compendium closed it doors. The label had by then released ten albums and the store had sold thousands of progressive jazz and rock records to the Norwegian public." [PSP]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Various-Artists---Compendium-Records-1974-1977__PSP-spc-718.aspx

Various Artists-Compendium Records 1974-1977 2 x lps $18.00 (in USA only)
Old people like me well remember the great Compendium label that seemed to come out of nowhere (Norway) and very quickly established themselves as a great mid 70s progressive music label, releasing a number of major and minor classics in jazz and jazz-rock and rock (Hugh Hopper, Henry Cow, Vanessa, Mirage, Hopper/Dean/Tippett/Gallivan, Blow Out, etc). They released 10 albums and then stopped and five of their titles have never been reissued. There's a track from everyone of their titles here on this double vinyl album. Limited edition of only 500 copies made!!
"Compendium started out in 1974 as a classic hippie enterprise: a lucky set of circumstances, practically no money and a complete disregard for any and all usual business practices. But the business idea was good. At the time, the price difference between Norway and England for records was quite substantial, and Compendium found out that they could sell the albums cheaper than the other stores by importing directly from England and still make money. After harassing parents and friends for startup capital, they managed to buy 6-7 boxes of the hottest items and put them up for sale in a dilapidated basement in an obscure part of Oslo. The first crew of Compendium Records consisted of Frode Holm, Gunnar Skogen and Jomar Johansen; all a little bit ‘off center’ from the usual Oslo music scene, in that they all liked to listen to jazz and pretty much any kind of ‘out there’ music, like Frank Zappa and Soft Machine and the whole Cantebury movement. By 1975, Compendium was in full bloom, to the record companies’ great annoyance, and they had refurbished the basement to include not only a record store, but also a book store, a small coffee room, oriental goods and posters. After Frode Holm went to see the band Henry Cow perform at Kensington theatre in London and was completely blown away, he invited the band to Oslo to hold a concert at the Henie Onstad Art Centre. The sold out concert was taped and Frode and since the guys wanted to set up a record label, they asked the band if they wanted to release the concert. This recording together with others live tapes from Henry Cow ended up as Compendiums first release, Henry Cow “Concerts”. Already at the time of Soft Machine concert at the Henie Onstad Art Centre in Oslo in 1971, Frode had met some of the Soft Machines members and in 1976 they met again to discuss recording plans. This concluded with Compendium Records releasing Hugh Hoppers classic ablum, Hoppertunitybox, and Elton Dean/Keith Tippet/Hugh Hopper/Joe Gallivan`s classic fusionjazz album “Cruel But Fair”. Compendium also released the british progressivejazz band Mirage with Brian Godding and different records by Joe Gallivan and Charles Austin. But Compendium was also releasing allot of Norwegian jazz and progressive rock music. In 1976 they released the album Hi-Fly with Norwegian singer Karin Krog and American jazzmusician Archie Shepp. They also released subliminal albums by the Norwegian groups Saluki, Vanessa and the classic Norwegian group Blow Out, consisting of the Jon Eberson, Sveinung Hovensjø, Jon Christensen and Håkon Graf. That a small indie label from Norway released albums by such peers as Henry Cow, Soft Machine members and Archie Shepp, is nothing but amazing! In 1977 Compendium closed it doors. The label had by then released ten albums and the store had sold thousands of progressive jazz and rock records to the Norwegian public." [PSP]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Various-Artists---Compendium-Records-1974-1977---2-x-lps__PSP-spc-LP-spc-718.aspx

Miles Davis-Live Evil 2 x CDs $9.00 (special)
Back in stock and still a really inexpensive deal, baby!
Tremendous price on two albums of (mostly live) astonishment. This album was (mostly) recorded live at Washington DC's Cellar Door on the one night (October 19, 1970) that John McLaughlin came down from NYC to join the regular group of Miles, Keith Jarrett, Gary Bartz, Michael Henderson, Jack DeJohnette and Airto Moreira. Too bad I was only 12 at the time, or I would have mosey'd down there too. With the posthumous release of all of the shows in the "Cellar Door" box, I have read a lot of reviews that the addition of Johnny meant that the 'balance' of the original group was thrown off kilter by his addition and you don't really get the feel of the real group by listening to this and blah blah blah. Lemme tell you something; Johnny f**king slays and Miles & Teo were no dummies; if they chose the material with McLaughlin, it's because they felt that he absolutely raised the bar on the one night he appeared. And they were right. Absolutely essential, early, wild and hairy jazz/rock. Priceless...and now inexpensive too! [Sony]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Davis--Miles---Live-Evil-2-x-CDs-(special)__15-Sony-spc-88697694552.aspx

Focus-Masters From The Vault NTSC (All Region) DVD $9.00 (special)
In the early 1970's, Belgian TV ran a series of 30 minute programs of then- current rock bands, recorded live without an audience in professional lighting and staging. Someone has finally found the original tapes and licensed the masters! This DVD includes that fantastic performance from 1971 of the band, as well as excellent UK broadcasts from 1972 & 1973 (OGWT). There is also footage from 1974 as well as the short-lived period where Jan Akkerman left and Philip Catherine replaced him. It sez here: "Digitally remastered and fully restored for 5.1 surround sound."
"A mid-'70s TV special offers "La Cathedrale de Strasbourg" within the hour-long documentary, plus a 16-minute "Hamburger Concerto" as a bonus. The "Medley 1973" is in fact an abridged version of "Anonymus II", we get an Old Grey Whistle Test performance with Philip Catherine on guitar, David Kemper on drums, alongside Thijs and Bert for a very Mahavishnu Orchestra-like track (minus the lightning-fast runs) referred to as "Angel Wings" by the announcer... two early promo films of the "Moving Waves" line-up miming tracks from "In and Out of Focus" ("House of the King" and "Focus (vocal"), several performances taken from within a Dutch castle (an electric version of "Le Clochard", "Eruption" with variations from the recorded version (also played live in another segment, with other variations), as well as a segue into "Hocus Pocus" (which explains the Hocus Pocus-like mini-segment on the album version), and a delightful number sounding like traditional Dutch folk which shows the band in the kitchen/dining area of the castle whilst the owner cuts cheese (and bread?). And I believe three "Old Grey Whistle Test" performances are documented in full here, as well as the same performance of Sylvia from which individual band member shots were taken for the US edition of the "Focus 3" album."-Glen Bourg [Classic Rock Legends]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Focus---Masters-From-the-Vault-DVD-(special)__15-INT-spc-1027.aspx

Gosta Berlings Saga-Tid Ar Ljud $17.00
Back in print and back in stock just in time for everyone to get familiar with them before their NEARFest 2011 performance!
Very good, new Swedish progressive rock quartet consisting of Fender Rhodes, synths and mellotron, acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitar and drums & percussion. Guests appear on violin, flute and more here and there, but it's basically the quartet. While there are modern psychedelic elements here (think: Dungen and The Spacious Mind for example), there are also definite similarities to early/mid period Samla Mammas Manna and Kebnekaise. Very immediately identifiable as a Swedish band, which is a cool thing, really. A really good first release! Recommended. [Transubstans]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Gosta-Berlings-Saga---Tid-Ar-Ljud__07-TRANSUBSTANS-spc-021.aspx

Gösta Berlings Saga-Detta Har Hänt $17.00
Back in print and back in stock just in time for everyone to get familiar with them before their NEARFest 2011 performance!
Great second album by this Swedish progressive instrumental quartet of keyboards, guitar, bass and drums. The keyboardist leans heavily on his Fender Rhodes, giving this a bit of a jazz-rock sound, but there's plenty of other keyboards too (Moogs, mellotron, Orchestron, Optigan, acoustic piano, pump organ). Somone once said that if Samla Mammas Manna started their life in the 00s, they might have sounded somewhat like this, and that's a pretty good reference point. Excellent.
"This represents the band's evolution since the release of the critically acclaimed debut album Tid är Ljud (2006). Whereas the previous album dealt with the interaction between nature and city, Detta Har Hänt focuses on the latter with eight stories about the languishing welfare state, industrialism and love. The songs range from full-blown epic soundscapes via dissonant darkness to minimalistic powerful grooves without compromising when it comes to the strong melodies the band is known for. The basis for the album was recorded live in the band's own studio Pelikaan, which has preserved a genuinely organic and highly energetic feel to the music. Overdubs have been made with instruments such as Mellotron, Minimoog and pump organ to give even more dimensions to the colorful sounds of Gösta Berlings Saga. In conclusion Detta Har Hänt is a gigantic leap forward in all musical aspects, and should not be missed by anyone interested in new music." [Transubstans]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Gösta-Berlings-Saga---Detta-Har-Hänt__07-TRANS-spc-047.aspx

Manuel Gottsching-Die Mulde $25.00
Die Mulde is the most recent release by the legendary guitarist and synthesist, although it isn't all that new - the 40' title track is from 1997 and the 30' second track is apparently from the 80s. It was released for the first time in 2005, I saw him perform it in Philadelphia (where I bought my copy of this) in 2008 and finally it has some distribution and we can offer it to you. It's essentially E2-E4 sideways. That's fine with me.
"When Manuel Göttsching releases an album, he asks of his fans many things. While devotees look for references to classic works, Göttsching asks us to look ahead to new revelations. On Die Mulde (72'23") both expectations are met. The first four tracks cover the movements of the title piece. Die Mulde (40'07") slowly builds from slow and spacey into warm shifting pads. Layers of electronic rhythms gradually rise and engage with the motion of synthesizer chords. The music cycles through a striking progression of contrasting and resolving chords and harmonies until fading off into the distance. With the track hp little cry (32'16") the mood and outlook of the album turns toward a more serene eloquence. Made up of sustaining synth drones and clean electric guitar soloing, Göttsching demonstrates a mastery of simple forms and subtle effects. The guitar lines are conversant, with a sense of drama and direction. The piece's pliant tone and stark intimacy provide a quiet elegance. One wonders why Göttsching waited until this stage of his life's work to create this music. He certainly had the virtuosity to play it all along, but perhaps not the perspective. This piece reveals the touch of the player, but also the heart of the man."-Star's End, USA [MG Art]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Göttsching--Manuel---Die-Mulde__15-MG-spc-Art-spc-301.aspx

Volker Kriegel-Spectrum $17.00
Back in stock
In his native Germany, guitarist Volker Kriegel was a very well known figure, and one of the fathers of German jazz/rock. This was his first solo release, and was recorded in 1971 and released on MPS. Another fine all-star band: Kriegel plays guitars and sitars, John Taylor-electric piano, Peter Trunk-bass, electric bass and cello, Cees See-percussion and Peter Baumeister-drums. Most of this is very cool, very early 70's period fusion - dig them sitars, baby - and some of it is straighter, but it's all good, and Kriegel comes across here a bit like early McLaughlin circa Extrapolation. Nice digipack reissue, remastered at 192khz in 24 bit sound. [MPS]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Kriegel--Volker---Spectrum__15-MPS9808699.aspx

Kultivator-Barndomens Stigar (expanded/remastered/digipack) 2 x CDs $34.00
Back in stock!
This quite rare 1981 release (only 500 made on lp) has rightly gained itself a good reputation for its unusual mixing of Zeuhl and Canterbury elements, as well as Swedish folk! The bass and drums churn in the background, setting up Zeuhl-inspired rhythms, while the organ and electric piano, along with the worldleess female vocals definitely strike up a serious Canterbury flavor. It was reissued in the early 1990s on CD, but that version has been unavilable for almost a decade. This new version includes 3 bonus tracks on the first disc (the previous version only had two), including a very good track recorded by the entire reunited band 11 years later. Additionally, this includes a large booklet with a very complete history of the band and photos and a second disc of an EP's worth of newly recorded material (from 2006!) by the entire reunited band again. The sound is quite different from their music of 25 years earlier, but it's still rather recognizably them. A lot of folks have expressed great interest in this becoming available again and now it is! A really excellent, long unavailable release.
"This album was once described to me as "National Health with Magma bass," and after giving it some weeks of focused listening, I think that description pretty much holds up, though  slightly oversimplified. There are a wealth of other influences here, especially hints of Scandinavian folk music and traces of old-school RIO. Still, the enchanting Canterbury sensibility pinned down by a throbbing rhythm section replete with growling, unrelenting basslines is the most striking, and ultimately most attractive, feature of Barndomens Stigar. Unfortunately, this is the only album that Kultivator did, yet stands on its own as one of the finest albums to come out of Sweden, or all of Scandinavia for that matter."-Greg Northrup/Gnosis-Giant Progweed [Mellotronen] http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Kultivator---Bardomens-Stigar-(expandedremastereddigipack)-2-x-CDs__15-MELLOTRONEN-spc-024-025.aspx

Motorpsycho-Timothy's Monster 4 x CDs $36.00
"Deluxe 4CD reissue of Timothy's Monster, originally released in late '94, is a certified classic, considered by many the best Motorpsycho album and often listed as the best Norwegian rock album in most significant listings since its release. Coming only a year after their dark and monumental Demon Box, this is a lighter, more adventurous, spacious and varied offering showing them blossoming into the band you have known and loved ever since, always on the move; forward, sideways, upwards, backwards. Spread over four CDs, you get the original album, the first version of the album that never got to be released and a very decent selection of rarities, outtakes and previously-unreleased tracks. Not only that, the package itself is nothing short of excellent, with its newly-designed box, cardboard sleeves, poster and 24-page booklet with extensive liner notes and anecdotes, priceless photos and notes about the recordings. This is simply a treasure trove for even the moderate Motorpsycho fan, if there is such a thing." [Rune Grammofon]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Motorpsycho---Timothys-Monster-4-x-CDs__05-Rune-spc-Grammofon-spc-104.aspx

My Brother the Wind-Twilight in the Crystal Cabinet $17.00
This album developed out of a recorded jam session in a professional studio that featured the dueling electric guitars of Nicklas Barker of Anekdoten and Mathias Danielsson of Makajodama and Gösta Berlings Saga! They really do some seriously slaying axe work in a kinda post psychedelic/krautrock way. They are extremely well backed up by Ronny Eriksson on bass and Tomas Eriksson on drums. If you dig psychedelic guitar, you will dig this. [Transubstans]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/My-Brother-the-Wind---Twilight-in-the-Crystal-Cabinet__07-Trans-spc-056.aspx

Joe O'Donnell-Gaodhol's Vision (expanded) $14.00
First time on CD for this unique Celtic/progressive rock concept album by a great violinist who also played in Mushroom, East of Eden, Woods Band and much more. Includes bonus tracks!
"Joe O'Donnell is regarded as one of the finest Celtic violin players around and he's also an excellent mandolin-player, singer and composer.
In 1971, Joe moved to London and joined Woods Band for nine months, featuring Terry and Gay Woods, founder members of Steeleye Span. It was at this time that Joe started making electric violins for his own use, including violectra and 8-string violins. In 1972, Joe joined the Dublin-based progressive folk band Mushroom, playing violin and mandolin and providing vocals. In 1973, Joe joined East of Eden stepping into the shoes of their celebrated fiddle-player Dave Arbus. He was featured on their hit album Another Eden and toured Europe with the band until they split in 1978. In 1977, Joe released Gaodhal's Vision, a concept album of his own compositions, heralded as a fusion of Celtic music with jazz and rock. Drawing on Irish Celtic mythology, the music tells the story of the exodus from the Carpathian Mountains to Ireland by a race of people known as The Milesians. The project followed a deal with Decca after Joe approached Tubular Bells producer Tom Newman and Jon Field. Joe was joined on the album by Rory Gallagher, Steve Bolton, Theodor Thunder (Alan Price Band) and David Lennox (Ginger Baker, Blodwyn Pig, The Equals). The album was re-released in 2004 on BMG with bonus tracks."-Iron Man blog [BMG]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/ODonnell--Joe---Gaodhols-Vision-(expanded)__15-BMG-spc-84422.aspx

Oresund Space Collective-Slip into the Vortex $17.00
This 2008 recording was only released this year and has 6 tracks of great, deep spacerock. This is the latest by a very good spacerock band who are awaiting greater discovery by fans of the genre.
"Multinational ensemble ORESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE has been an active unit since starting up some time after the millennium. With a good handful of official releases and multiple non-official ones, they've catered for the needs of space rock aficionados in a most prolific manner. "Slip Into the Vortex" is their seventh official production, and their second of 2010. When it comes to space rock, OSC belongs to the category of bands who take an improvisational approach. Rather than crafting compositions and planning them to the minutest detail, live performances and improvisations seems to be their key approach. If they start out with a basic idea or if everything forms as their jams move along I don't know, but at this point they appear to master the art of improvisation on a level many others can envy them. The 78 minutes of material at hand on this occasion is some of the smoothest and slickest I have come across so far from this act. The drums and bass sets the foundation nicely as always, maintaining momentum and establishing a basic motif, synths and Hammond adds spacey sounds and fluctuating textures expertly and the guitar patterns slowly evolve back and forth between soloing, psychedelic licks and drawn out, resonating notes. Not too many riff patterns this time around though, the arrangements and overall sound on this disc is of a lighter and more subtle nature. The addition of saxophone to the proceedings underlines this, and especially the first half of this album gives this new addition to the sonic palette utilized by Dr. Space and his compatriots lots of space to unfold, resulting in songs with subtle jazz tendencies. Space rock is still the name of the game though, and while I didn't find this excursion quite as captivating as the ones from the last few years, I believe many space cadets will enjoy this album. If you want to zone out for 80 minutes, and immerse yourself in an inner cosmic journey without ever being disturbed before the journey has reached it's destination, this smooth and subtle production comes across as the perfect spaceship for this task."-rateyourmusic.com [Transubstans]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Oresund-Space-Collective---Slip-into-the-Vortex__07-Trans-spc-060.aspx

Plastic People of the Universe-Egon Bundy's Happy Hearts Club Banned (remastered/first complete version) $24.00
Back in stock!
Reissue of the most famous (and probably the best as well) album by this classic, TRULY underground rock band from Czechoslovakia, who were destroyed by the state but who actually won in the end when they reformed to play specifically at the request of newly-elected president Vaclav Havel. This includes some rare photos and a good history of the band and album and this is the first time that the entire master tapes have been used (previous versions have either had songs shortened (as on the original album version) or had songs substituted). Recorded in 1974-75, this was the album whose tapes were smuggled out of the country shortly afterward & released on vinyl with a huge booklet of photos & documentation in 1978. In addition to it's notoriety, it's also a really good album, capturing the vibe of a band genuinely underground & having to fight for their lives and for their art. Primitive and great; if you don't own this, you should. [Kissing Spell]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Plastic-People-of-the-Universe---Egon-Bundys-Happy-Hearts-Club-Banned-(remasteredfirst-complete-issue)__15-KISSING-spc-SPELL-spc-803.aspx

Premiata Forneria Marconi-Cook (expanded/remaster) 3 x CD box set $29.00
Back in stock!
This is a hugely expanded edition of PFM's "Cook" album, recorded in NYC's Central Park and in Toronto in 1974 and originally released in 1975. Anyway, it's a very fine work - maybe just a little past their utter prime, but still featuring quite amazing playing that showcases just how great these guys were. Disc one is the original album version of Cook, newly remastered, but the real treat/surprise is the other two discs. This limited edition boxed set of the album also includes the band s entire set of their concert in Central Park, NYC on August 31st 1974, newly remixed from the original 16-track master tapes. So, you can enjoy the album as you always knew it, or you can hear the entire, much longer show from which much of (but not all of) the album was taken from. [Esoteric]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Premiata-Forneria-Marconi---Cook-(expandedremaster)-3-x-CD-box__23-Esoteric-spc-31011.aspx

Seabrook Power Plant-Seabrook Power Plant $12.00
I saw this pretty wild and extraordinary power trio of electrified banjo, bass and drums open for Zevious earlier in 2010. Their mixture of the banjo's unique sounds combined with skronk/punk-jazz makes for a unique take on the 2010 version of 'the downtown sound' (now relocated to Williamsburg, Brooklyn).
"The new, self-titled effort from Seabrook Power Plant is not only one of the most baffling experimental releases of the year, it’s also one of the best. The band, a skronky power trio helmed by banjoist-guitarist Brandon Seabrook, examines angular math metal through the lens of quirky postmodern improvisation. And instead of coming off as gimmicky, the mixture is completely exhilarating—not to mention formidably badass. Featuring creepy artwork by Kayo Dot’s Toby Driver”- Time Out New York [Loyal]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Seabrook-Power-Plant---Seabrook-Power-Plant__LL-spc-001.aspx

Starfire-Starfire $7.00 (special)
"Another gem that fell through the floor boards of time is this Prog Psych monster of an album by the little known Starfire. On pouring over research information we have been able to confirm that this band hailed from sunny California and recorded this album (probably their one and only release ) in 1974. Originally released on the Crimson Records label as a private pressing of no more than 200 copies it is almost impossible to track down an original of this immensely collectable album. To demand the tag 'Prog Psych Monster' we have a liberal dose of spooky swirling organ and fuzz guitars." [Radioactive]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Starfire---Starfire-(special)__15-Radioactive-spc-137.aspx

Supersilent-10 $18.00
"This is the tenth release in the Supersilent series. Since the very beginning, Supersilent have always moved forward with the greatest integrity. Supersilent's music is collective work, total group improvising, with not a whit of individual grandstanding. They never rehearse as a group and don't discuss the music with each other, meeting only to play concerts or to record. Every recording and every concert is a unique occasion, not to be repeated, and their music lives in a no-man's-land between the genres, somewhere between rock, electronica, jazz and modern composition. It can sometimes appear to be written or at least arranged, again making it clear that these musicians communicate on a high, almost telepathic level. Supersilent 10 brings further evidence to the above. Known as being heavy on the electronics, they have moved slightly towards a more acoustic landscape with Ståle Storløkken, treating the splendid Steinway piano at Rainbow with some great playing. Supersilent 10 features some of the band and Arve Henriksen's most beautiful and lyrical moments side-by-side with some of their most eerie soundscapes. Most of the recordings on this album were done by Jan Erik Kongshaug at Rainbow with some recordings from the Supersilent 8 sessions from 2005 added. Mixed by Helge Sten. Members include: Helge Sten (audio virus, electric guitar), Ståle Storløkken (grand piano, keyboards), Arve Henriksen (trumpet, electronics)." [Rune Grammofon]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Supersilent---10__05-RCD-spc-2102.aspx

The Tiptons Sax Quartet-Strange Flower $13.00
The Tiptons are a great sax quartet who feature two very strong talents co-leading the project: Amy Denio: alto sax and Jessica Lurie: alto sax. The other members are also great players: Sue Orfield: tenor sax, Tina Richerson: baritone sax, Chris Stromquist: drums. All except Chris sing, although lead vocal honors always go to Amy, because, well, because she's a great singer. This is great saxophone music that obviously is rooted in jazz and goes way way beyond those roots. This group have long had their own style and sound; a great listen with strong tunes, playing and singing. I mean, that covers everything, doesn't it? Recommended.
You can hear their music here: http://www.myspace.com/tiptons  [Zipa]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Tiptons-Sax-Quartet---Strange-Flower__Zipa-spc-592.aspx

Various Artists-Twenty Centuries of Stony Sleep $18.00
Rune Grammofon celebrates release number 100 with this quite excellent and suitable collection of tracks from 13 of their esteemed artists, old and new. A full 12 tracks of the 13 are exclusive to this release! When the label started to compile the album and look at possible track orders, they soon noticed the large number of quiet tracks they had received, making it closer in feel to a "real" album than a compilation, and by far the best compilation album they have done. Twelve tracks are exclusive to this release, including a track by up-and-coming Rune Grammofon artist Jenny Hval. As with previous compilations, Rune Grammofon has turned to song lyrics and poems for the title -- this one is from William Butler Yeats' short but monumental poem "The Second Coming." Other artists include: Alog, The Low Frequency In Stereo, Ultralyd, Espen Eriksen Trio, In The Country, Bushman's Revenge, Hilde Marie Kjersem, Stian Westerhus, Puma, Deathprod, and Supersilent." [Rune Grammofon]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Various-Artists---Twenty-Centuries-of-Stony-Sleep__05-RCD-spc-2100.aspx

Van Der Graaf Generator-Godbluff Live 1975/Live Belgium 1971 NTSC (all region) DVD $9.00
Yeah, baby! This DVD provides most of the extant (that I know of at least) footage of the 1970s-era Van der Graaf Generator in excellent quality (remember that much of this is 35-40 years old now, so don't expect Blu-Ray quality!) There is the famous live show of the recently reformed and completely smoking VDGG performing their entire, also completely smoking Godbluff album in Charleroi, Palais des Expos on 9/27/75! In addition, this DVD adds their amazing appearance on a Belgian TV series from 1971; the band's peak. The series consisted of a 30 minute program of then-current rock bands, recorded live without an audience in professional lighting and staging. This is the classic band performing Theme One and A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers (!!!). The band is Peter Hammill-electric piano/vocals, Hugh Banton-Hammond organ and keyboards, David Jackson-saxes/flutes/devices and Guy Evans-drums. An absolutely must own for any fan. Unbelievable. My brain is falling out of my skull and YOURS WILL TOO after watching this!!  [Classic Rock Productions]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Van-der-Graaf-Generator---Godbluff-Live-1975Live-Belgium-1971-DVD-(special)__15-CRP-spc-1161.aspx

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Recent reviews (or recently *discovered* reviews) of Cuneiform artists and titles (in English only):

JASON ADASIEWICZ'S ROLLDOWN
http://www.adequacy.net/2010/03/jason-adasiewiczs-rolldown-–-varmint/


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You can always see which of our artists are on tour and get the links to the venues at:
http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/tours.html
or
http://my.calendars.net/cuneiform/
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ALGERNON
November 19 - Martyrs' - 3855 N. Lincoln Ave. - Chicago, IL (with The Hue and District 97

CHEER-ACCIDENT
November 11 - Arbor Vitae- 336 1/2 S. State St.- Ann Arbor, MI

November 12 - Now That's Class- 11213 Detroit Ave.- Cleveland, OH

November 13 - Spool MFG- 138 Baldwin St.- Johnson City, NY

November 14 - Midway Cafe - 3469 Washington St. - Jamaica Plain, MA (with Tamandua)

November 15 - Cake Shop - 152 Ludlow St.- NYC, NY

November 16 - SUNY- 735 Anderson Hill- Purchase, NY

November 17 - Pyramid Atlantic - 8230 Georgia Avenue - Silver Spring, MD - 9:00 pm/$10.00 (with Matta Gawa)

November 18 - Camel - 1621 W. Broad St.- Richmond, VA

November 19 - Hunter-Gatherer - 900 Main St - Columbia, SC - 10PM, $5

November 20 - tba -  Knoxville, TN ??

November 21 - tba  Bloomington, IN ??

ERGO
November 12 - BAM Cafe - 30 Lafayette Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 8:30 pm - FREE!

IDEAL BREAD
November 11 - Salt Space - 1158 Broadway, 5th Floor  (entrance is on 27th Street) - NYC, NY 8:00 / $10

December 15 - Cornelia Street Cafe - 29 Cornelia St.- New York, NY - $10 / 8:00 and 9:30 pm

December 16 - The Rotunda - 4014 Walnut St. - Philadelphia, PA - free / 8:00 pm

LED BIB
November 14 - London Jazz Festival @ Vortex Jazz Club - London, UK

November 27 - The Shed - Brawby, Malton, UK

MAHAVISHNU PROJECT
Plays the music of Jeff Beck - from Wired, Blow By Blow, There and Back and more

November 17 - Iridium - 650 Broadway - NYC - 8:30 and 10:30

THE MICROSCOPIC SEPTET
December 2 - Birdland - 315 W 44th St - New York NY 10036 (212) 581 3080
$20 (in advance or at door) 6:00 pm (early show!)

December 11 - The Hotel Gershwin - 7 East 27th St - New York NY 10016 - 8:00 pm - at least two sets - (212) 545 8000 - $25.00 at the door (no advance sales)

ALSO: The Microscopic Septet's co-leaders, JOEL FORRESTER (piano, keyboards) and PHILLIP JOHNSTON (sax) are touring the West Coast as a duo to perform music by the Microscopic Septet. (not quite the Micros but pretty close! - and appearances on the west coast! Playing Micros material - this is a very rare treat)

November 21 - Cafe Metropol - 923 East 3rd St. - Los Angeles, CA - 12:00 noon - 2:30 pm

November 21 - Tango del Rey - 3567 Del Rey St - San Diego, CA - 8:00 pm

November 26 - The Hillside Club - Berkeley, CA

REVOUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE
November 20 - Ken Field and Swedish musicians play the music of the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble - Folketshus - Trollhättan, Sweden

ED PALERMO BIG BAND
December 8 - 8 & 10p - Iridium - 1650 Broadway (at 51st. St.), New York, NY  10019 - 212-582-2121 - http://www.iridiumjazzclub.com/

December 10 - The Falcon - 1348 Rt. 9W, Marlboro, NY - 845-236-7970 - http://www.liveatthefalcon.com/

ROSWELL RUDD
November 20 - City Winery - 155 Varrick St - New York, NY (212) 608 - 0555 (Roswell's 75th birthday celebration with his Trombone Tribe ensemble and many guests! Happy birthday, Roswell!!!)

WADADA LEO SMITH
November 13 - New Music Circle - 560 Trinity Building at Washington University 560 Trinity Ave. (at Delmar) - St. Louis, MO 63130 (tickets $15.00/$7.00 for students with i.d.)

November 20 - Library of Congress - Washington, DC (free!)

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-Coming Soon (or not soon, but eventually, so please be patient!)-
(For updates of new items in stock, watch these mailings or check the NEW ARRIVALS section!) :
PETER BAUMAN- Romance '76 -Transharmonic Nights (available again for the 1st time in many, many years)
SERGE BRINGOLF/STRAVE-Strave (great, fairly obscure zeuhl/jazz-rock album from 1980 from France by a large ensemble. I consider this one of the treasures of French zeuhl and it's really underknown and appreciated. Being reissued by Soleil Zeuhl, of course and if you don't know this one, you are really in for a treat!)
CALOMITO-Cane di Schiena
CASSIBER (box set with a live DVD as well as unreleased material on CD along with the four albums we already know and love)
CHEER-ACCIDENT-#17 (what more need be said?)
VARIOUS ARTISTS- Compendium Records – Norway`s First Progressive Record Store & Label 1974-1977  CD or 2 x lps (collection of one track from each of the Compendium releases - many of them on CD for the very first time)
DREAMTIME-Double Trouble 2 x CDs (quintet live at Bracknell in 83 and double quintet live at the Swan 91)
FACTOR BURZACO-II (new album on AltrOck)
FAR CORNER #3
GLASS-Spectrum Principle
GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA (album #3)
GUTBUCKET-Flock (album #5)
LED BIB-Bring Your Own (album #5)
THE MUFFINS-Palindrome (3rd new studio album since their 90s reformation!)
PLANETA IMAGINARIO-Optical Delusions (wonderfull 3rd album by this great Catalan jazz/rock band. Warm melodies, Canterbury-styled jazz/rock rhythm section and tasteful large band arrangements, all recorded by Bob Drake for a great, live ensemble feel and sound.
SOFT MACHINE LEGACY-Relegation of Pluto/Live in Germany
JOHN SURMAN-Flashpoint: NDR Jazz Workshop 1969 CD + DVD (amazing, clear and crisp, black and white footage of John Surman with a ten piece band (Malcolm Griffiths, Alan Jackson, Erich Kleinschuster , Harry Miller, Mike Osborne, Fritz Pauer, Ronnie Scott, Alan Skidmore, Kenny Wheeler)in April, 1969. One of the most amazing documents of Brit jazz in its late 60s prime ever! This will blow minds.)
VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR-A Grounding in Numbers (3rd album since their 00's reformation!)

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Hi,

Here's what has come in in the last week - either new releases or restockings of items that have been unavailable:

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I am happy to report that we are now carrying the entire 482 Music label. While they have a lot of jazz and improvised music releases of various different artists, they are probably best known for their extensive documentation of the vibrant and extremely exciting Chicago scene.

Tom Abbs-The Animated Adventures of Knox        CD + NTSC (all region) DVD $17.00
Tom Abbs (bass, tuba, dijeridoo, cello, violin, flute), Chad Taylor (drums, vibes), Oscar Noriega (clarinet, saxophone), Okkyung Lee (cello), Jean Cook (violin), Alex Harding (saxophone, clarinet).
"A two-disc set featuring a DVD movie and its CD soundtrack. A combination of avant-jazz and avant-cinema produced, directed and edited by New York-based multi-instrumentalist/filmmaker Tom Abbs and based on his narrative and video graphic score. This is Frequency Response's second release, and features Abbs, violinist Jean Cook, cellist Okkyung Lee, multi-reedists Oscar Noriega and Alex Harding, and drummer/vibraphonist Chad Taylor. Abbs plays a number of instruments (including dijeridoo, cello, violin, and flute), but critics have singled him out as a "force of nature on the bass and tuba" (Time Out-New York) capable of being "exceptionally tasteful and supportive" (Chicago Reader), "a field of energy that feeds the group" (Cadence) and "a virtual mountain of polyrhythmic bedrock" (One Final Note). In the liner notes for a recent release, acclaimed bassist William Parker called him "a link to the future and the past...a living, growing musician who only reminds me of one other musician and that is Tom Abbs." Abbs has performed and recorded since age eleven, and attended the New School's Jazz and Contemporary Music Program before embarking on a full-time performing career in 1992. His sideman credits include work with Lawrence "Butch" Morris, Charles Gayle, Daniel Carter, Cooper-Moore, Steve Swell, Roy Campbell Jr., Sabir Mateen, Ori Kaplan, Jemeel Moondoc, Assif Tahar, Borah Bergman, Billy Bang, Andrew Lamb, Warren Smith and many others. He is currently a member of the collective groups Triptych Myth, Yugnaut and Transmitting, and in addition to leading Frequency Response tours with his solo multi-media project, Multifarious. Along with his performing career, and artist residencies though the New York public school system, he is the founder of Jump Arts, voted "Best Arts Collective in New York City" in 2000 by New York Press."
"...filled with atmosphere... the music takes advantage of the group’s unusual instrumentation to provide an evocative variety of Free chamber Jazz events... “Uncertainty” showcases Noriega’s exploratory clarinet amidst a wash of strings and freetime drumming. “Rebellion” brings an interestingly busy cacophony of bowed strings to the forefront. “Division” presents a howling, scorching reed workout. Mr. Abbs’ bass and tuba contributions are certainly first-rate. Each separate cut creates a contrasting sound universe that holds listener interest... just listen." — Grego Applegate Edwards, Cadence [482]
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Jason Adasiewicz/Rolldown-Rolldown $14.00
Jason Adasiewicz (vibraphone), Josh Berman (cornet), Jason Roebke (bass), Frank Rosaly (drums), Aram Shelton (alto saxophone).
The firest album by this great, swinging, contemporary jazz group.
"Vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz has been turning heads for years in groups led by folks like Rob Mazurek and Mike Reed, and his debut as a leader makes good on that promise. Adasiewicz is clearly inspired by Eric Dolphy's Out to Lunch: his playing owes a debt to the spiky, ambiguous harmonies of vibist Bobby Hutcherson, and the craggy melodies he's written for reedist Aram Shelton and cornetist Josh Berman are full of thrilling intervallic leaps a la Dolphy. But Rolldown is hardly a tribute band, and in their larger gestures, Adasiewicz’s compositions don’t sound much like the tunes on Out to Lunch. He applies a stronger hand to the music's direction - his complicated, multipartite pieces would hold up even without any soloing, and they give the players a lot to chew on when they do improvise. Generally the tunes ride on tricky grooves from bassist Jason Roebke and drummer Frank Rosaly, who expertly adds color and texture to his playing even in a strict timekeeping role, but the luminous "Nearby" departs radically from that feel, layering all five voices to create a delicate collective sound." — Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader
"...a quintet of astounding musical proportion and depth, playing music that seems to have no limits of imagination, wit or wisdom..." — Michael G. Nastos, All Music Guide [482]
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Jason Adasiewicz/Rolldown-Rolldown lp (this price for USA only) $17.00
Jason Adasiewicz (vibraphone), Josh Berman (cornet), Jason Roebke (bass), Frank Rosaly (drums), Aram Shelton (alto saxophone).
The firest album by this great, swinging, contemporary jazz group.
"Vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz has been turning heads for years in groups led by folks like Rob Mazurek and Mike Reed, and his debut as a leader makes good on that promise. Adasiewicz is clearly inspired by Eric Dolphy's Out to Lunch: his playing owes a debt to the spiky, ambiguous harmonies of vibist Bobby Hutcherson, and the craggy melodies he's written for reedist Aram Shelton and cornetist Josh Berman are full of thrilling intervallic leaps a la Dolphy. But Rolldown is hardly a tribute band, and in their larger gestures, Adasiewicz’s compositions don’t sound much like the tunes on Out to Lunch. He applies a stronger hand to the music's direction - his complicated, multipartite pieces would hold up even without any soloing, and they give the players a lot to chew on when they do improvise. Generally the tunes ride on tricky grooves from bassist Jason Roebke and drummer Frank Rosaly, who expertly adds color and texture to his playing even in a strict timekeeping role, but the luminous "Nearby" departs radically from that feel, layering all five voices to create a delicate collective sound." — Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader
"...a quintet of astounding musical proportion and depth, playing music that seems to have no limits of imagination, wit or wisdom..." — Michael G. Nastos, All Music Guide [482]
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Jason Ajemian-Protest Heaven - 180g lp + mp3 download $26.00
Jason Ajemian (bass), Tony Malaby (tenor saxophone), Rob Mazurek (cornet), Jeff Parker (guitar), Chad Taylor (drums).
"One afternoon, a teenaged Jason Ajemian was laying carpet at a country music recording studio in the Blue Ridge Mountains. "I saw an upright bass on top of a vocal booth, so I asked the engineer if I could string it up and borrow it." And so he did. There weren't a lot of jazz musicians around his native Virginia, Ajemian explains, so he got into what was at hand. "I did my first playing with my father's old friends: they did folk songs, hillbilly stuff, mountain music. He grew up in an Irish family. His three brothers were all musicians. Whenever I was around them, there was a lot of music happening."
Like Charlie Haden a half-century before him, Ajemian absorbed one batch of American forms - country and bluegrass - on the way to embracing another - jazz and improvised music. The formidable and much-loved New York tenor saxophone player Tony Malaby was the catalyst for the young bassist's transition, mentoring and befriending Ajemian during his first days as a student at Arizona State University. That formative relationship comes full circle on Protest Heaven. This vinyl-only release captures music made on a single evening at the Chicago art gallery Heaven. The performance was the climax of an ongoing series of shows featuring a group assembled from some of the best-known musicians on the city's post-1990s scene: Chicago Underground Duo, Trio, etc., stalwarts Rob Mazurek (trumpet), Chad Taylor (drums) and Jeff Parker (guitar). And the out-of-towner, Mr. Malaby - one of New York City's most valuable players for the last 15 years."
"...a staggering performance by five stellar musicians. Free jazz at its best : expressive, innovative, joint creativity, instant composing, and first and foremost a great listening experience. Don't miss it." — Free Jazz
"The music, although improvised, has a choreographed texture. That's attributable to the players, whose purpose is to make music. Grandstanding is not heard here." — All About Jazz [482]
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Matt Bauder-Weary Already of the Way $14.00
Matt Bauder (tenor saxophone, clarinet), Aram Shelton (alto saxophone, clarinet), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Todd Margasak (cornet), Rob Mazurek (cornet), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello), Jason Roebke (bass).
"Weary Already of the Way examines cross-currents in improvisation, composition and electronic studio manipulation. The pieces were first created in live performance, and then for this recording constructed through layering and extensive editing. The production techniques are at times subtle, and at other times central to the finished product. Bauder's compositions are realized by some of the most active and respected musicians on the Chicago improvised scene."
"Chicago-based tenor saxophonist Matt Bauder brought together an impressive lineup for his debut recording, Weary Already of the Way...layering and processing the raw material until it resembled the classic electronic and tape compositions of European composers like Bernard Parmegiani (especially his jazz-tape fusion on Pop'eclectic) as much as the ancient to the future Chicago tradition of the Art Ensemble of Chicago and the AACM. His tone is stunning for a relatively young tenor saxophonist, vibrating with hiss and low overtones throughout the album like a less linear Ellery Eskelin.  At several points there are grand melodic buildups with group arrangements that would make Charlie Mingus proud and Willem Breuker jealous.  Bauder has thrown down quite a heavy gauntlet, one that suggests a plethora of paths that the new leader will hopefully return to explore." — All Music Guide [482]
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Anthony Braxton/Matt Bauder-2 + 2 Compositions $14.00
Matt Bauder (saxophone), Anthony Braxton (saxophone), Aaron Siegel (percussion), Zach Wallace (doublebass).
"Matt Bauder's critically-acclaimed recorded debut as a composer occurred right here. Anthony Braxton has of course had as much impact as anyone in modern (jazz) composition. So we are excited by the opportunity to present these two composers - and performers - side by side in a program realized at Wesleyan University in 2003. "The multi-reedist/composer might very well be jazz's last bona fide genius," reads the All Music Guide's entry for Anthony Braxton. "The best of his work is on a level with any art music of the late 20th century, jazz or classical." Fellow multi-reedist/composer, and former Braxton student, Matt Bauder has been an active member of the Berlin, Chicago and New York scenes where he performed and recorded with a long list of today's most prominent improvisers. His 2003 debut, Weary Already of the Way, was a Top 10 of 2004 pick in Coda and led Cadence reviewer Michael Rosenstein to call him "a talent to keep an eye on."  2 + 2 Compositions unites the prolific Braxton with the members of the longstanding improv trio Memorize the Sky, as they perform two innovative graphic score-based pieces from each co-leader. Bauder's works are based on various classes of sound and the inspiration of Braxton and John Cage respectively, and Braxton's pieces come from his new Falling River Musics series, which in his words, "seeks to explore image logic construct 'paintings' as the score's extract music notation."
"..the calmest and most relaxing Anthony Braxton album I’ve ever heard – and that's meant as praise, not criticism – music where every gesture however small seems perfectly rounded in itself... an extraordinary document, and worth hunting down." — Nate Dorward, Paris Transatlantic
"...features two pieces from the recent Falling River Musics series, an intentionally vague structure that still produces strikingly focused results. Lovely sinewy long tones shock and rebound against what Terry Day has lovingly called “plinky-plonk music”, indebted to Webern or Stockhausen’s approach to serial composition, all shot through with those beautiful long effortless Braxton lines..." — Marc Medwin, All About Jazz New York [482]
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Kyle Bruckmann-Gasps & Fissures  $14.00
Kyle Bruckmann (oboe, english horn, suona, mijwiz) with Kurt Johnson (bass).
"“An improviser's response to the paradoxes and absurdities of recording improvised music. Sounds generated by the direct application of wind, water and flesh to wood and metal are grotesquely magnified and manipulated in time and space." What else do you want to know? At gigs you can see how sounds are produced. On record there's the added interest of guessing, or you can just accept sounds on their own terms, from the utterly baffling to spittle vibrating in the woodwind tubes, breath passing over the reeds, quasicontrapuntal circularly-breathed licks with the keys close-miked so the slapping of pads is as audible as what emerges from the bell, or a track underpinned by a monumental 18-minute chord. I enjoyed it, but then I'm weird." — Jazz Review (UK) [482]
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Kyle Bruckman-Intents & Purposes $14.00
Kyle Bruckmann (oboe, English horn, suona), Tim Daisy (percussion), Anton Hatwich (bass), Jen Clare Paulson (viola), Jason Stein (bass clarinet).
"Intents & Purposes documents Bruckmann's first visit to the Chicago scene since leaving for the Bay Area in 2003, as well as Wrack's chamber-group-meets-creative-improvisation  sound, which bridges the gap between modern classical music and Chicago's experimental jazz scene. "As an oboist," writes Bruckmann in the liner notes, "I have little choice but to approach jazz tangentially, cautiously sidling up alongside it. Whether or not Wrack 'sounds like' jazz is immaterial; I'm only concerned that it behaves like jazz. The notation often deliberately eludes perfectibility, in an attempt to embrace the 'mistake' and circumvent the paralysis always threatening classical performance practice. The processes employed attempt to drag all the players into the action as engaged creative partners, with equitable distribution of cuing responsibilities and improvising space."  "Kyle Bruckmann's discography paints a picture of a modern day renaissance musician," wrote Dusted's Adam Strohm. For the past decade, the double-reed player/composer has embraced musical endeavors ranging from classical to electronic to experimental rock to free improvisation, performing throughout the U.S. and Europe and appearing on more than 30 recordings. From 1996-2003, he worked in Chicago as a freelance orchestral musician while also collaborating extensively with members of the city's experimental music scene. Now based in San Francisco, Bruckmann performs regularly with orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the Bay Area while working within a vibrant international community of improvisers and sound artists."
"There are echoes of the groups that influenced his development as a composer, from the AACM, in the juxtaposition of through-composed and improvised passages... to the exhilarating urgency of Hal Russell's NRG Ensemble and Flying Luttenbachers in the tight, irregular metrics of "The System Cannot Withstand Close Scrutiny"... Bruckmann's background in classical music manifests itself in the arrangements, which make impressive use of the dark colours of Jen Clare Paulson's viola, and the Bartók-inflected melodic contours, notably on the 14-minute title track. It's a more varied and energetic outing than the group's sober debut on Red Toucan three years ago, thanks in part to the enthusiastic input of newcomers Anton Hatwich and Jason Stein... But there's as much brain as brawn, and Intents & Purposes is dazzling proof that intricately arranged, angular modern jazz can be accessible and enjoyable." — Dan Warburton, The Wire [482]
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Greg Burk-Ivy Trio $14.00
Greg Burk (piano), Luther Gray (drums), Jonathan Robinson (bass).
"This is Burk's third release on the label in as many years and the one he calls "the most complete expression of my ideas with regards to composition and group conception to date." Ivy Trio documents six Burk originals, including re-imaginings of four previously recorded tracks, plus an interpretation of Charlie Parker's "Billie's Bounce." "Ivy Trio was recorded in a study lounge in a Harvard University dormitory with elegant old couches and chairs, heavy curtains and carpeting, and an early 1900's Steinway B," remembers Burk in the liner notes. "This environment was as close to my childhood living room as a studio can be. The resonance I felt with my surroundings on the day of this recording put me in a state of profound relaxation and enabled me to express myself at my most lucid and personal level. Not only did I feel entirely at home in this environment, I was also playing with two musicians with whom I shared a deep trust. This session was like sharing a bottle of wine around the kitchen table with a group of friends."  "Burk, while still relatively young, has all the makings of a musical giant," writes AllAboutJazz.com Senior Editor John Kelman. Critics have called his music "mesmerizing" (Andrew Lindemann Malone, JazzTimes), "inquiring and uncomplacent" (Nate Dorward, Cadence), and "explosive and lyrical at the same time" (Bill Shoemaker, PointofDeparture.org). Burk has lived and worked all over the world, performing and recording with luminaries such as Jerry Bergonzi, Gerald Cleaver, the Either/Orchestra, Garrison Fewell, George Garzone, Michel Lambert, Dave Liebman, Bob Moses, Rufus Reid, Steve Swallow and John Tchicai. Since moving from Boston to Rome three years ago, he has worked extensively on the European jazz scene, performing at dozens of festivals and presenting workshops all across Italy. Ivy Trio is his sixth recording as a leader." [482]
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Greg Burk-Many Worlds $14.00
Greg Burk (piano, small percussion), Henry Cook (saxophones, flutes, washint), Michel Lambert (drums, percussion), Ron Seguin (bass, percussion).
"Zealously recommended.." — Glen Astarita, Jazz Review
"Greg Burk (not this writer but an avantian pianist based in Italy) has gotten himself a nice band. Now Burk can transport the aesthetic of mid-'60s Coltrane into the third millennium in ways I never imagined I'd hear from him. The key utility player is Henry Cook, whose saxes and flutes lend distinctiveness to a variety of moods ranging from dewdrop African dawn to Ibiza day-bake/night-dance to Cecil-style intensity. A bit of a beauty slave, Burk owns just the crisp yet sensitive phalangial dexterity to maximize his devotion, yet he's properly untidy, always pushing his paint off the edge of the canvas. Bassist Ron Seguin keeps things in focus with the contained bigness of his sound -- dig his fibrous extended solo on "BC." And drummer Michel Lambert tickles a mess of cymbals, usually just suggesting that you imagine some kind of interior rhythm. Not many Trane devotees allot equal respect to the rambling openness of McCoy Tyner and the elevational Indisms of Alice Coltrane (whose worldwide influence becomes ever more apparent). Greg Burk likes both, and Greg Burk concurs." — Greg Burk, MetalJazz.com [482]
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Greg Burk-Nothing, Knowing $14.00
Greg Burk (piano), Steve Swallow (electric bass), Bob Moses (drums).
"Featuring the renowned rhythm section team of electric bassist Steve Swallow and drummer/percussionist Bob Moses. The Rome-based pianist/composer's 482 Music debut, and follow-up to his first two well-received recordings as a leader on Italy's legendary Soul Note label, continues his documentation of an increasingly personal sound forged by a penchant for memorable melodies as well as probing improvisation.  "This recording is about discovery," writes Burk in the liner notes. "The intent of the music on Nothing, Knowing, as a whole, is to facilitate a wide range of emotional, sonic and spiritual creativity. As I've discovered on previous recordings, this approach keeps me more open to the realm of discovery, more attuned to the moment. An improviser, I believe, should enjoy the challenge and joy of embracing different contexts for communicating in music. In the moments of discovery this process brings about, the world expands to infinity and the familiar becomes fascinating, returning us to the childlike state of knowing less and seeing more. This is the spirit I hope I have captured here.'"
"The world of piano trio records is vast. Though filled with many excellent dates, there is a glut of mediocre, if downright boring records. Without naming names on either side of the fence, seldom does a release come along that rises above the pack of mediocrity. Just when one might think that everything has been done or that there is little hope, along comes pianist Greg Burk’s latest outing, Nothing, Knowing..." — Jay Collins, One Final Note
"...the best piano trio album of 2005..." — Paul Olson, All About Jazz [482]
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Greg Burk-The Way In    $14.00
Greg Burk (piano).
"Burk's fourth release in as many years further documents his trademark synergy of freedom and structure. The all-original program features reinterpretations of previously composed works, organically developed free improvisations and explorations of the non-traditional sound potential of the piano."
"Chances are taken from the start with "Paper Piano", where the rasp and rustle of amended strings provide not only a Cage-like melodic percussion but also a virtual second voice for a duet... Burk is more astringent romantic than dour scientist, and moments of Spanish fire and affectionate chinoiserie lighten the air of instant research." — Randal McIlroy, Coda [482]
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Butcher/Masaoka/Robair-Guerrilla Mosaics $14.00
John Butcher (tenor & soprano saxophones), Miya Masaoka (21-string koto and laser koto), Gino Robair (percussion, faux dax, bowed metal, motors)
"Guerrilla Mosaics is a sax-koto-percussion conversation with results as unexpected as would be expected from these players. Butcher introduces his vocabulary of multiphonics, high frequencies and unique articulations to Masaoka’s koto and laser-triggered koto; Robair ranges over the course of the disc from barely audible texturing to explosive full drum-kit.  The players work both with and against the cultural resonaces of their instruments, often subverting common modes of interaction. This is recognizably strings, wind and percussion, but with the enjoyable element of a first encounter, where no-one feels they already knows what it should sound like.  Working in a format without established precedent, this trio of all-star free improvisers spontaneously creates a unique sonic environment that challenges the traditional roles and sounds of their instruments.  "There is no other recording that sounds like this," says Robair, an active performer, music journalist, and founder of the San Francisco Bay Area label, Rastascan. "The battle is of three musicians trying to create an overall sound where you can’t really tell what the different instruments are. John avoids sounding like a saxophone as much as possible and I avoid sounding like a drummer as much as possible. Miya’s MIDI triggering laser koto doubles and triples the things she’s able to do."  Although all three players are influenced by and well-versed in electronic music, the foundation of Guerrilla Mosaics is the skillful manipulation of the acoustic properties of their instruments. From Butcher’s percussive use of the saxophone’s keys and string-like overtones, to the low drones Masaoka creates with the body of the koto, to Robair’s textural manipulation of found objects and cymbals that simulate the double-stop techniques of a string player, each musician utilizes well-developed personal ability to enhance the spontaneous collective discovery of playing together for the first time.  "I think we’re all borrowing from what we know to be the musical possibilities of the other kinds of instruments," explains Butcher, a former physics Ph.D. candidate whose use of articulation, breathing, and multiphonic techniques has created new roles for the saxophone over the last two decades. "It’s creatively stimulating to play when you have no idea what the form should be like, what shape the music should take, and, in particular, what the hierarchy or role of your instrument should be. The group actually becomes an entity through the process of playing. When it works, you end up doing something no single person could have imagined or planned." [482]
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Taylor Ho Bynum-Other Stories $14.00
Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Jason Kao Hwang (violin), Jessica Pavone (violin & viola), Stephanie Griffin (viola), Tomas Ulrich (cello), Pete Fitzpatrick (guitar), Joseph Daley (tuba), Luther Gray (drums), Jay Hoggard (vibraphone) with Jean Cook (violin), Okkyung Lee (cello).    "...the best album of the year." — Paul Olson, All About Jazz
"Bynum seamlessly blends improvisation with through-composition on three suites that couldn’t be more different....an album that's sure to intrigue those unafraid to have their music travel to unexplored places and use less than conventional instrumental combinations to get there." — John Kelman, All About Jazz
"...an excellent record of colorful, sprawling compositions..." — Time Out-New York
"Taylor Ho Bynum, a close associate of polymath Anthony Braxton, has emerged as one the most exciting and diverse players on the current New York scene in the last few years, leading a variety of radically divergent groups. The ensemble he brings to the Bimhuis is one of the most unusual, placing his spindly, lyric horn lines within a dense thicket of harmonically striated chamber sounds. As heard on the group’s lone recording, Other Stories (Three Suites), the rubbery tuba lines of Joe Daley provide a fat cushion for vertiginous plucked and bowed string lines (delivered by the top-notch line-up of Jessica Pavone, Thomas Ulrich, Jason Kao Hwang and Stephanie Griffin). Drummer Luther Gray and guitarist Pete Fitzpatrick helped shape and gently prod Bynum’s curving, heavily episodic compositions along, while the trumpeter ranges freely on top without ever getting lost." — Peter Margasak, Amsterdam Weekly [482]
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Taylor Ho Bynum & Tomas Fujiwara-True Events $14.00
Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Tomas Fujiwara (drums).
"These longtime collaborators first worked together 15 years ago while still in high school, and have since performed together hundreds of times in a variety of ensembles. "I feel like I can anticipate what Tomas is going to play," says Bynum of their relationship in the liner notes, "yet I'm continually surprised and delighted and inspired by what he does." The nine tracks on True Events, a mix of pre-conceived elements and spontaneous improvisation, also take their inspiration from Anthony Braxton's principles of language improvisation, as well as the work of musicians such as Alan Dawson, Talib Kweli and Wayne Shorter."
"...a scintillating album... crackling with improvisational energy but guided by compositional prescription." — Nate Chinen, The New York Times
"In the four decades since John Coltrane went head-to-head with Rashied Ali on Interstellar Space, the sax-drums duet has become a veritable subgenre of jazz. But the idiom’s other prestige ax, the trumpet, hasn’t had nearly as much time alone with the trap set. Given the recent efforts of brass players such as Axel Dörner, Greg Kelley and Peter Evans to expand the instrument’s timbral palette, the time seems ripe for the horn to make its mark in the intimate duet format. Fellow searcher Taylor Ho Bynum is just the man for the job." — Hank Shteamer, Time Out New York
"...proceeds with purpose and clarity. Bynum's horn playing is consistently delightful. He moves fluidly between elaborate, piquant figures, salty rasps and plaintive laments. Even while expending plenty of energy, Fujiwara approaches the wide-open duo format with restraint. ****" — Bill Meyer, Downbeat [482]
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Francois Carrier Trio-Play $14.00
Francois Carrier (alto sax), Pierre Cote (bass), Michel Lambert (drums).
"Known for using "composition as a guidepost rather than a predetermined path" (All About Jazz), the François Carrier Trio features three of Canada's most respected improvisers. Founded in 1990, the Juno award-winning, Quebec-based group has recorded for labels such as Naxos Jazz and Justin Time, and collaborated with special guest pianists Steve Amirault, Uri Caine, Jason Moran, and Bobo Stenson. Now, for the first time, these "advanced musicians who refuse to settle for the status quo" (All Music Guide) have documented the raw exuberance of their live performances on record, with seven improvisations and two compositions from their 2000 Canadian tour."
"...the trio is solid as a rock, with Michel Lambert a forceful presence who is capable of gentle prodding when called for... and Pierre Côté an especially singular voice on bass, as his percussive elements and improvisational acumen add immeasurably to the mix. Carrier, though, is clearly in charge, as he dominates every track with his extraordinary, almost thrilling, rapid delivery and his confident voice. ...this album clearly evidences his exciting talent, which should not be missed." — Cadence
"This is my kind of album, an edgy saxophonist in a minimal setting." — Village Voice [482]
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Colorlist-A Square White Lie - 180g lp + mp3 download (this price for USA only) $26.00
Charles Gorczynski (saxophone, harmonium, electronics), Charles Rumback (drums and bells).
"A Square White Lie is a kaleidoscopic flux of sounds that pools all kinds of ideas and influences into an organic wash, one that is often transcendental and meditative, occasionally blissed out, and, once in a while, a bit fevered - like a gorgeous sunset whose hues shift and overlap in suspended time as the sun melts from the sky. It's a record that slips easily into a playlist that might include one of Teo Macero's cut-and-splice electric sessions with Miles Davis, Brian Eno's Music for Airports, Pharoah Sanders’s cosmic explorations, Aphex Twin or Colorlist's post-rock neighbors Tortoise, Isotope 217, Town and Country, or the Sea and Cake. The four instrumentals are completely improvised, recorded live over two straight days, directly onto tape for the warm, analog sound of this limited edition 180-gram vinyl release. The LP includes a coupon to download high quality mp3s of the full album plus a bonus track."
"On their second studio album saxophonist Charles Gorczynski and percussionist Charles Rumback, aka Colorlist, have refined their spellbinding meditations, sanding away the rough edges of the performances to reveal something even more seductive. Their methodology hasn't changed: Gorczynski still plays long, arcing passages on saxophone and harmonium, sampling phrases to create hypnotic loops, and Rumback maintains a steady pulse while constantly altering the volume, density, and tone of his playing, augmenting conventional trap-set technique with hydroplaning cymbal drones, inventive brush work, and the scrape and clatter of objects dragged across his kit. His variegated percussion melds perfectly with the pastoral improvisations that Gorczynski unfolds atop the warm, enveloping backdrop of loops. Though the tone of his horn has a nice bite to it, his gorgeous, plaintive melodies nonetheless bring to mind the serene and ethereal aesthetic of ECM Records. A Square White Lie was recorded and mixed by Joshua Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv, and it's to his credit that his fingerprints are nowhere to be found..." — Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader
"This week's best albums... texturalizes sound by utilizing delayed, echoing loops, mounting tension, harmonic and dissonant layers, and germane percussion... a soothing, shifting sea of sound that finds Charles Gorczynski, with sax, harmonium, and electronics, building full melodies out of fragments, accompanied by the beats, brush strokes, and accents of drummer Charles Rumback." — Scott Morrow, Alarm Press [482]
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Conference Call-Live at the Outpost     $14.00
Gebhard Ullmann (soprano & tenor saxophones, bass clarinet), Michael Jefry Stevens (piano), Joe Fonda (bass), Gerry Hemingway (drums)
"...in the fall of 2003 George Schuller was not available to tour with the group and we were forced to find a replacement. Gerry Hemingway’s name was at the top of our list and we were extremely fortunate to enlist him for this 2003 tour of the USA and Canada. As luck would have it, the last concert of the tour was our performance at the Outpost Performance Space in Albuquerque. NM. And, Stephen Schmidt just happened to bring his recording equipment and asked us if he could record the show. This CD is the musical result of that evening in Albuquerque in November 2003. I hope you enjoy the music." -Michael Jefry Stevens
"Conference Call sounds like a band with one foot firmly in the Paris / Chicago axis of the late-60s BYG avant-garde sound and another keeping up to date with the tuneful, exploratory freedom of Wayne Shorter’s recent celebrated quartet. Ask yourself this: is there anything about that equation that doesn’t sound like a good thing?" — Daniel Spicer, One Final Note
"Recorded live at the Albuquerque's Outpost Performance Space at the end of a 2003 tour, this album reflects a band steeped in the history of small group jazz, while dedicated to exploring fresh possibilities. The soloists are uniformly excellent, and the group dynamic is of the highest caliber. If you have any doubts at all that jazz is still a vital, evolving form, this should dispel them." — Chris Kelsey, JazzTimes [482]
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Conference Call-Spirals: The Berlin Concert $14.00
Gebhard Ullmann (bassclarinet, tenor and soprano saxophone), Michael Jefry Stevens (piano), Joe Fonda (bass), George Schuller (drums, cymbals, bells).
"Conference Call's third release catches them live at B-Flat in Berlin, Germany on March 11th, 2003. The material features compositions from each musician in this all-star group's line-up, including the versatile Schuller who replaces Matt Wilson and Han Bennink respectively from the band's first two recordings."
"Everyone sounds like they were on and Ullmann is in particularly fiery form (especially on soprano). While their first two albums had much to recommend them, Spirals is their finest album yet." — Signal to Noise
"Decidedly on the free side of modern jazz, the quartet plays with great dynamics, moving from a whisper to a roar and back again. They clearly know how to build excitement, and it's easy to just get lost in their music." — IAJRC Journal [482]
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Courage with Robert Creeley-The Way Out is Via The Door    year: 2002 John Mills (tenor & soprano saxophones, bass clarinet, flute, keyboards), Steve Swallow (bass), Chris Massey (drums), Robert Creeley (voice).
"Courage is drummer Chris Massey, sax / reed player John Mills and bassist Steve Swallow. The Way Out is Via the Door is a beautifully realized recording of intimate, creative jazz conversations, placing all three voices as equals and allowing the lines created to weave together and apart at will, sometimes floating over cushions of sound-wash, and creating spontaneous tension-release statements. This is the classic grouping of saxophone-bass-drums from another angle, perhaps from inside the mirror looking out, augmented by John Mills' wonderful use of the bass clarinet and by drummer Chris Massey’s statement that the drums are a melodic instrument as well. And Steve Swallow, one of the featured voices, shows that he is the master of the melodic bass line. The addition of the wonderfully sensitive poet Robert Creeley, here, from a series of live tour performances, only adds to the charm of this recording."
"Music and poetry make uneasy bedfellows at the best of times but on this effort, from American "creative jazz" trio Courage, the stylised prose from Beat poet Creeley makes perfect sense... Creeley's cleverly (de)constructed narratives riff on the universal themes of love, loss and happiness, referencing William Blake and Samuel Beckett into the bargain. The result is an album of startling intimacy and one that avoids the po-faced 'Jazz Club' cul-de-sac. (4/5)" — Kieran Wyatt, Seven (UK) [482]
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Various Artists-Document Chicago: New Jazz and Improvisation $13.00
"Document Chicago: New Jazz and Improvisation is a compilation that celebrates the new generation of musicians working in the diverse Chicago improvised music scene, as well as the forthcoming Document Chicago Series that will record them.  Document Chicago features 13 original tracks by young musicians working in the Chicago tradition, but building their own sounds with new influences like electronic music and modern rock.  Track listing:  1. The Pavkovic Band - Clean  Jason Adasiewicz: vibraphone; Jonathan Doyle: clarinet; Diana Parmeter: cello; David Pavkovic, drums Recorded live at the Jazz Record Mart, May, 2002 2. Dragons 1976 - Last Night Aram Shelton: alto saxophone; Jason Ajemian: bass; Tim Daisy: drums Recorded at D's Loft by D. Bayne, June, 2002  3. Triage - Fleet Dave Rempis: alto saxophone; Tim Daisy: drums; Jason Ajemian: bass Recorded live at the Empty Bottle, June 11, 2002  4. The Exciting Trio - Remembering Tokyo, the Last Alaskan  Griffin Rodriguez: bass, electronics; Matt Schneider: guitar; David Pavkovic: drums Recorded at Truckstop Audio and Rax Trax, 2002  5. Jason Adasiewicz / Jon Doyle - [5 Minutes from] Through an Open Window  Jon Doyle: baritone sax, tenor sax, clarinet, melodica; Jason Adasiewicz: drums, vibraphone, bass, glockenspiel, organ  6. Phil Mosberg / Eric Roth Duo - UPD Phil Mosberg: guitar; Eric Roth: drums Recorded at WNUR, October 20, 2001  7. Sticks and Stones - Hannibul Matana Roberts: alto sax; Josh Abrams: bass; Chad Taylor: drums Recorded at bel_air by Todd Carter  8. Jason Roebke's Rapid Croche - It’s Enough  Aram Shelton: alto saxophone; Jason Roebke: double bass; Tim Daisy: drums Recorded at 3030, April 18, 2002  9. Design Flaw - Trying Not to Stand Still  Jon Doyle: B flat clarinet; Frank Rosaly: drums; Brian Dibblee: double bass Recorded at Shevits Studio December 12, 2001  10. The Treehouse Project - The Cocktail Party Effect  Colin Bunn: guitar; Ken Champion: pedal steel; Jonathan Doyle: tenor saxophone; Nate Walcott: trumpet; Michael Reed: drums; Matt Thompson: bass Recorded at Argyle Studios, April 2001  11. Grey Ghost - Black Shoe  Aram Shelton: alto saxophone, loops; Johnathan Crawford: drums, Kawai SX-240 Recorded by Ben Klebba at his loft  12. Bauder / Parker / Ajemian - Incidentally  Matt Bauder: tenor saxophone; Jeff Parker: guitar; Jason Ajemian: bass Recorded at the Candlestick Maker August 23, 2002  13. Bauder / Ramsdell / Bryerton - California Fingers Matt Bauder: tenor saxophone; Alec Ramsdell, piano; Jerome Bryerton, percussion. [482]
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Harris Eisenstadt-The Soul and Gone $14.00
Jason Adasiewicz (vibraphone), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Harris Eisenstadt (drums), Jason Mears (alto saxophone and b-flat clarinet), Jeff Parker (electric guitar), Jason Roebke (contrabass).
"Prolific young drummer/percussionist/composer Harris Eisenstadt has collaborated with a long list of notable composer/improvisers all over the world in a wide variety of formats and musical genres (including contemporary classical, jazz/improvised music, West African/Javanese dance, theater, and film scores) and on more than 25 recordings on 17 different labels. As LA Weekly's Greg Burk put it, "Harris Eisenstadt is a composer with limbs prodding into spontaneous, post-bop, and neoclassical. He works with the best." His fifth CD as a leader, The Soul and Gone, captures his young all-star sextet of the same name at Chicago's famed 3030."
"Last May LA-based drummer Harris Eisenstadt came to Chicago to play with three different lineups of musicians from our strong new-jazz scene. While this kind of ad hoc collaboration is par for the course in improvised music, apparently these one-off engagements left him wanting more. Five months later he returned to record an album with a cross section of the same people--vibist Jason Adasiewicz, trombonist Jeb Bishop, and bassist Jason Roebke--as well as guitarist Jeff Parker and LA reedist Jason Mears. But instead of just leading the group in a free-for-all blowing session, Eisenstadt brought along a variety of complex compositions filled with contrapuntal devices, dense harmonies, and crosscutting lines. On the sextet's forthcoming debut on the 482 Music label, they come together with remarkable precision, delivering wildly energetic performances with unexpected harmonic detail." — Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader 'Critic's Choice'
"Drummer/composer Harris Eisenstadt is certainly one to watch! Featuring complex horn parts and avant classical movements, Eisenstadt and his sextet generate an extensive array of genre- crossing ideas from start to finish. The artists’ creative juices are set to motion during this gripping production, spiced up with disproportionate movements that somehow coalesce and make good sense." — All About Jazz New & Noteworthy [482]
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Exciting Trio: In Chicago There is Willy $14.00
David Pavkovic (drums), Griffin Rodriguez (bass), Matt Schneider (guitar).
"No, The Exciting Trio isn't a typical guitar group. On the trio's debut recording, In Chicago There is Willy, the band tends toward dry melodicism, gentle pacing and cool abstraction, touching equally on jazz and post-rock, while lining their music with bits of electronic sound...this CD is a promising start for a young band." — Aaron Steinberg, JazzTimes
"The band pursues a modernist like approach, complete with ostinato-based patterns, a fair amount of compositional deconstruction and brisk unison lines. They delve into free jazz, and free form space jams, featuring dissonant chord voicings and softly executed, cosmic meltdowns." — JazzReview.com [482]
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Scott Fields Ensemble: Christangelfox $14.00
Scott Fields (nylon-string guitar and percussion), Guillermo Gregorio (clarinet and percussion), Matt Turner (cello and percusssion)
"I wrote christangelfox for specific musicians playing, at times, particular instruments, in this case small percussion arrays, each with four pieces of scrap metal, four pieces of stone, and four pieces of wood, all floating freely on open-cell foam slabs. Guillermo Gregorio played on the CD that preceded this one, Matt Turner has appeared on more of my ensemble recordings than anyone else, save myself. For christangelfox, I wanted musicians such as these, who make unusually beautiful sounds and who work well with space. These attributes were especially important because I intended christangelfox to be so simple that it would reveal the performer’s essential character. "The entire hour-long composition is based on a single scale. The music is influenced, although not formally, by the musics of several Asia cultures. The percussion, in particular, reflects Javanese gamelan, Chinese opera, and Japanese Buddhist temple music. At times the classical guitar is meant to be koto-like, the clarinet shakuhachi-like, and the cello erhu-like. These references are, however, intentionally faint. Few time signature changes appear, and then just to extend the occasional phrase. The musicians stick to one instrument each, plus the percussion arrays. The detail is in the sound of the instruments..."
"Fields adopts an unplugged approach, playing nylon-string classical guitar; it is fascinating to hear him, stripped of amplification, effects, and feedback, improvising strictly in the pitch-rhythm domain. One part Stockhausen post-modern chamber music and one part ethnomusicological exploration, Christangelfox is a haunting, sonically beguiling work." — Christian Carey, Signal to Noise [482]
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Fire of Space-Handbasket $14.00
Michael Herbst (oboe, English horn, tenor saxophone, flute), Stuart Bogie (clarinet, contra-alto clarinet), Jordan McLean (trumpet), Aaron Johnson (trombone), Geoff Mann (drums), Shoko Nagai (organ, pianette, percussion), Tom Abbs with Martin Perna (baritone saxophone), Leah Paul (alto flute).
"Handbasket delivers Fire of Space orchestrations of musical influence from a variety of cultural locales, including Turkey, Siberia and the Punjab region of India. The band makes use of unusual instrumentation (in the tradition of early swing bands and Sun Ra) featuring double reeds, contra-bass clarinet, c-melody saxophone, accordion, acoustic piano and electric keyboards and effects processors. Founded by trumpeter and composer Jordan McLean, Fire Of Space features a raucous four-horn front line familiar with fans of the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra: McLean on trumpet, trombonist Aaron Johnson and reedsmen Stuart Bogie and Michael Herbst; with the rhythm section of keyboardist Shoko Nagai, bassist Tom Abbs and percussionist Geoff Mann, mainstays of the New York City improvised music scene.  Collectively, members of Fire of Space have toured and/or recorded with a wide range of artists, including the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, William Parker's Little Huey Creative Orchestra, Steven Bernstein's Sex Mob, Cooper-Moore, Ori Kaplan, Borah Bergman, Daniel Carter, Roots Combination, the live drum and bass outfit Droid, Dub Is A Weapon, Fu-Arkist-Ra, and Medeski, Martin & Wood. Inspired by sources ranging from Sun Ra to marching bands to traditional musics from Eastern Europe and India, Fire of Space is no stranger to adventure. A band of high-energy and sometimes unruly improvisers, Fire of Space can turn on a dime and take off in any number of directions." [482]
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Fonda/Stevens Group-Forever Real $14.00
Joe Fonda (bass), Michael Jefry Stevens (piano), Herb Robertson (trumpet), Harvey Sorgen (drums) with Napoleon Maddox (voice).
"Dubbed "one of the great and often underappreciated jazz groups of the modern era" by the All Music Guide, and "arguably one of the finest and hardest working modern jazz outfits in the business" by All About Jazz, the Fonda/Stevens Group has consistently toured and recorded to critical acclaim for more than a decade. Together since their days in the legendary Mosaic Sextet (with Dave Douglas, Mark Feldman, and Michael Rabinowitz) in the late 80's, the core rhythm section team of Michael Jefry Stevens, Joe Fonda, and Harvey Sorgen has collaborated under the Fonda/Stevens banner with front-line musicians such as Mark Whitecage and Paul Smoker. Their eighth recording, Forever Real, features frequent collaborator Herb Robertson, as well as special guest Napoleon Maddox from the celebrated Cincinnati hip hop group, IsWhat?!.
""Simply put, the Fonda/Stevens Group is one of the finest and most underrated post-bop groups around. If you want to talk about innovation, tight musicianship, and near stellar interplay then you have to mention the group on Forever Real... There isn’t a bad cut on the album. Just take in all the myriad styles the Fonda/Stevens Group has to offer and hope that other groups can come close to how consistent they are with their near-perfection and intensity." — Ryan McDermott, One Final Note
"The perpetual outrage I felt in my youth about inequity in the jazz biz has faded over the years... Some fine players win critics' polls. Others don't. That trumpeter Herb Robertson doesn't is almost enough to reawaken my dormant idealism. On Forever Real Robertson displays an abundant creativity and a comprehensive knowledge of his horn's possibilities. He's the complete jazz trumpeter, as able to mix it up on bassist Joe Fonda's "Forever Real," a loose, bossa-like modal tune, as on many free-time episodes that dot the various tracks. Fonda is a hard-swinging player who balances melodic and supportive roles exquisitely. Drummer Harvey Sorgen is a master of moving time hither and yon—maintaining the pulse while shattering meter into tiny shards. Pianist Michael Jefry Stevens blends a pliable rhythmic and melodic sense with a mercurial technique that serves him well... This stuff's out, but the band holds onto a thread of groove and swing, making it something an avant-newbie might dig." — Chris Kelsey, JazzTimes [482]
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Tomas Fujiwara-Actionspeak $14.00
Danton Boller (bass), Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Tomas Fujiwara (drums), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Brian Settles (tenor saxophone).
The young, excellent, up 'n' coming drummer (and the drummer for the Cuneiform ensembles Positive Catastrophe and Ideal Bread) makes his debut as a leader here!
"Actionspeak is drummer / composer Tomas Fujiwara's debut as a leader. The Hook Up is a two-year old quintet featuring Mary Halvorson, Brian Settles, Jonathan Finlayson and Danton Boller. Featured here are seven Fujiwara originals influenced by such diverse inspirations as Wayne Shorter, Talib Kweli, AZ, Haruki Murakami, and Meshell Ndegeocello." "The drummer has named his latest band appropriately. Ensembles can go  anywhere if the intra-group chemistry is cooking, and throughout the new  Actionspeak, Fujiwara sounds like he's got his mates on speed dial:  they're instantly there whenever he needs 'em, offering clusters of  sound that span from squawky celebration to reflective prayer. That's especially true with bassist Danton Boller, who emboldens every thrust the drummer makes and reminds listeners that connections are paramount  on the jazz bandstand." — Jim Macnie, The Village Voice "...Fujiwara's compositional subtlety brims with lyric detail and supple  imagination, revealing an artist whose urbane writing is equal to his  impressively nuanced drumming." — Troy Collins, Point of Departure [482]
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Paul Giallorenzo-Get In to Go Out $14.00
Josh Berman (cornet), Paul Giallorenzo (piano), Anton Hatwich (double bass), Dave Rempis (saxophones), Frank Rosaly (drums)
Killer band = excellent album!
"This high-voltage aggregate features Giallorenzo's alternately fiery and contemplative pianism in the company of saxophonist Dave Rempis, cornetist Josh Berman, bassist Anton Hatwich and Frank Rosaly on drums. Get In to Go Out presents controlled fire music born of an homage to experimental jazz of the late 1950s and blazing trails into territory illuminated by the music's pioneers."
"Top Ten 2009, Chicago Jazz ... they skip back and forth across the line that separates tonal music from more freedom-loving improvisation, in ways that might have made such stylistic forbears as Charles Mingus, Jackie McLean, Paul Bley, and Eric Dolphy awfully proud. The music is inviting but edgy, impassioned but in control, and often absolutely irresistible..." — Neil Tesser, examiner.com
"... a terrific quintet playing nine impressive original tunes... Giallorenzo's key inspirations go back five decades, but the way he evokes Thelonious Monk, Herbie Nichols, and particularly early Cecil Taylor doesn't sound the last bit dated. The spry arrangements are packed with tricky zigzagging lines and tart harmonies, and a swing feel dominates, though the compositions are hardly square or retro; this pushes the front-line players toward postbop gambits we don't always hear in their own work. There's plenty of solo space for each member, but I think Giallorenzo makes the most of his time--probably because he knows the tunes more intimately. He also does a terrific job vamping and making provocative interjections behind other soloists... the music is superb." — Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader [482]
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Grey Ghost: How to Create Words $14.00
Johnathan Crawford (synthesizer, percussion, melodica), Aram Shelton (saxophone, computer, clarinet, trumpet).
"We're now five years or so into the laptop era of improvised music, during which ever greater numbers of players have attempted to incorporate electronic elements into their improv work. Some use a computer as an extra tone source, setting a preprogrammed pattern of notes in motion, then picking up another instrument and playing along; some perform in teams in which one player's output is electronically augmented or manipulated by another. Since forming the duo Grey Ghost in early 2002, reedist-laptopper Aram Shelton and drummer-keyboardist Johnathan Crawford have been developing their own methodology; listening to their debut album, How to Create Words (482 Music), it's clear they're onto something. Through his work in groups like Dragons 1976, Arrive, and Rapid Croche, Shelton has established himself as one of the finest young saxophonists in town--his tart alto tone and melodic generosity show strong signs of Ornette Coleman's influence--and the organic-feeling synthesis of horn and laptop he's created here is testament to his abilities as both composer and improviser. While Shelton occasionally uses computer-generated bass lines as structural nuggets to improvise around, a la Chicago Underground Duo, most of the sonic elements in play come from terse samples of his own saxophone. On a track like "Spitzacolli" he starts with a succession of breathy alto licks, samples them in real time, and tweaks the samples on his computer until they fit together in an endless self-reflecting grid; then Crawford snaps out of a gentle cymbal wash into a hard-hitting circular groove and Shelton solos over the hall-of-mirrors framework. The sax samples on "Hand Down" are percussive pops and harmonic squeaks repeated ad infinitum while Crawford taps out a spare, stuttering beat, giving Shelton plenty of room for a moody solo, while "Unheard, Other Bands Practice" is a loose assemblage of percussive clatter, dyspeptic melodica puffs, striated columns of breath, and bell-like electronic tones." - Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader [482]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Grey-Ghost---How-to-Create-Worlds__482-1022.aspx

Herculaneum-Orange Blossom $14.00
Nick Broste (trombone), Greg Danek (bass), David McDonnell (alto saxophone, clarinet), Patrick Newbery (trumpet), Dylan Ryan (drums, vibraphone, piano) with John Beard (guitar), Andra Kulans (viola). "Founded in 2002, Herculaneum mixes creative improvisation with diverse influences such as 20th Century avant-garde composition and Romany Gypsy brass bands to create a cohesive yet cosmopolitan new sound. Orange Blossom, the group's follow-up to its eponymous self-released 2004 debut, documents its expanding song structures, instrumentation and breadth of compositional strategies, which range from lush soundscapes to duos and trios of Leone-like abstraction."
"...elegantly crafted and sharply executed, full of fluid lines and gorgeous changes... Echoes of the muscular, outward-leaning classic Blue Note sessions of the 60s and the arrangements of Gil Evans can be heard... here's hoping this is just the beginning of a long history for this quintet." — Richard Moule, Signal to Noise
"The young quintet retreats from the free-jazz strains this city has become known for, its sophomore "Orange Blossom" (482) threading tropical accents, post-bop lines and winking notes through a three-horn section as graceful as it is bold. (Safe Bet)" — Bob Gendron, Chicago Tribune [482]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Herculaneum---Orange-Blossom__482-1051.aspx

Michel Lambert-Out Twice $14.00
Michel Lambert (drums), Milcho Leviev (piano {1,4,7,8,11}), John Giannelli (bass {1,4,7,8,11}), Barre Phillips (bass {2,3,5,6,9,10}), Lionel Garcin (saxes {2,3,5,6,9,10}
"This recording is a collection of 11 spontaneously improvised pieces using Lambert drawings as graphic scores, each seeking to combine visual and musical expression into a single, cohesive language.  Named after the trips to Los Angeles and Pernes Les Fontaines, where it was recorded in two sessions, Out Twice was conceived as a combination of Lambert's two loves, the artwork he has created since he was a child and his extensive background in formal music composition and improvisation. 10 of the 11 tracks are first takes done without rehearsal, documenting the musicians' initial reaction to the artwork and the mix of visual cues, written notation, and spontaneous musical interaction. Lambert likens the process to cartography, and the use of a graphic map to collectively seek routes, directions and paths through a shared landscape. The unified result features Lambert with pianist Milcho Leviev and bassist John Giannelli on five tracks, with the other six performed by a trio with bassist Barre Phillips and saxophonist Lionel Garcin."
"Superbly recorded and as fresh and colourful as Lambert's watercolours." — Dan Warburton, Paris Transatlantic [482]
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Joelle Leandre/Mark Nauseef-Evident $14.00
Jöelle Léandre (contrabass, voice), Mark Nauseef (percussion).
"Evident captures the first-ever collaboration between these two multi-faceted musicians at a concert on May 14th, 2002 in Eupen, Belgium. The music was created without previous discussion through listening and spontaneous interplay.  A beautiful, crystalline WDR recording."
"...unconventionally lovely." — Copper Press
"Léandre explores the acoustic bass, often dealing in harmonics and arco effects, while Nauseef rifles through an assortment of uncategorizable percussion timbres. Rather than call-and-response interplay, the two spend most of the time collaborating on aural landscapes. Various narratives come to mind as this performance unfolds; for this listener, it sounds like a peek into some obscure European village, an effect which Léandre's occasional vocalizations enhance... a gentle, mostly calm outing which still offers depth and intrigue. Minimal packaging, excellent sound." — Signal to Noise [482]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Leandre--JoelleMark-Nauseef--Evident__482-1024.aspx

Memorize the Sky-Memorize the Sky $14.00
Matt Bauder (saxophone, clarinet, percussion), Aaron Siegel (drums, vibraphone, percussion), Zach Wallace (bass, vibraphone, percussion).
"Memorize The Sky is the first full-length recording from the decade-old improvising collective of the same name, featuring saxophonist/clarinetist Matt Bauder, bassist Zach Wallace and percussionist Aaron Siegel. Often resembling electronic music despite being performed on acoustic instruments, these eight tracks were culled from over six hours of improvisations recorded in the fall of 2005."
"They've been working together as a trio since the end of the 90s, and it shows in the subtle interplay and concentrated listening on these eight pieces." — Dan Warburton, Paris Transatlantic
"...the trio makes its way through a series of improvisations which evolve into forms of dazzling subtlety and gestural control... combining sterling extended technique and a lush sense of timbre and density to create striations of textural elegance. Their previous release with Braxton showed intriguing promise. With this release, they deliver." — Michael Rosenstein, Cadence [482]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Memorize-the-Sky---Memorize-the-Sky__482-1053.aspx

Modo Trio-The Uninvited $14.00
Craig Brenan (trombone), Jeff Johnson (electric and acoustic basses), Bill George (drums), Jamie Saft (piano, Rhodes, mini Moog, guitar).
"This recording began as an idea to unite the Modo Trio with muliti-keyboardist/instrumentalist Jamie Saft. Although Saft did not pen any compositions here, his flowing playing and vast array of sounds, from the lusciously mysterious to vibrations that can only be described as consciousness-melting, contribute to make his presence strongly heard on nearly every track. While this is a recording that primarily explores the territory where electronics meets improvisation, these are all musicians experienced with and comfortable playing acoustically, as evidenced on the title track "The Uninvited". It shows that their music is, at its core, listening to one another, phrasing together and telling a story. Between Brenan's harmonizer and Saft's keyboard sounds, there is a blending of textures that evolves to match the intent of the soloist, or simply to deepen the richness of the sonorities. This is beautifully expressed on the rubato tone poems "Aurora", and "Dream #8" and the profound ballad "Solace" by bassist Jeff Johnson. As striking and novel as these may first sound, they are not merely experiments, but are soulful performances within new aural landscapes: the heart moving the machine."
"...a stroke of genius... The sheer beauty of "Dream #8"'s melody, the insistent head of "Furious" and the unlikely dub closer "No Harm" (with Saft on rhythm guitar!) are only a few of the highlights found on The Uninvited, a highly refreshing album of creative jazz." — François Couture, All Music Guide [482]
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Natto Quartet-Headlands $14.00
Philip Gelb (shakuhachi), Shoko Hikage (koto), Tim Perkis (electronics), Chris Brown (piano).
"The debut recording by the San Francisco Bay Area's Natto Quartet, Headlands features seven freely improvised works created by the group's unique instrumentation of shakuhachi, koto, piano, and live electronics.  By collectively leaving the traditional and cultural roles of their acoustic instruments behind, shakuhachi player Philip Gelb, koto player Shoko Hikage and pianist/electronic musician Chris Brown, join live electronics pioneer Tim Perkis in finding common ground in the extended and experimental technique associated with improvised music. The ability of manipulated electronics to create otherwise unavailable musical sounds meshes with the acoustic musicians' desire to reinvent the possibilities of timbre and instrumental interaction in a collectively improvising ensemble. The result is a beautiful and elastic music that creatively juxtaposes old and new, acoustic and electric, and tradition and innovation.  The members of the Natto Quartet have performed together in various configurations for years, finally solidifying as a quartet in 2002 to perform both composed works and freely improvised music. Gelb has studied the shakuhachi, an ancient Japanese bamboo flute, since 1988, and is one of the only performers in the United States to use the instrument in the new improvised music context. Hikage grew up studying the koto, traditionally a 13-string chamber music instrument taught to women in Japan, and uses her extensive classical training on her instrument in both traditional and new music applications. A founding member of the influential interactive computer network ensemble The Hub, Perkis performs regularly on the improvised music scene where he utilizes customized software and hardware to create his unique and sensitive electronic approach. Brown, who frequently collaborated with Trio Natto before it officially became a quartet, is the Co-Director of Contemporary Music at Mills College in Oakland, an epicenter of live electronics performance. He is a composer, electronic musician, and pianist whose mobile preparations and inside-the-piano technique help redefine the instrument's role."
"...each sound has the self-contained integrity of a stroke of masterful calligraphy... each musician seems to have a perfect bead on the other's next steps... the resulting anticipation is as rewarding as the music's frequently surreal hues." — The Wire [482]
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Natto Quartet-Thousand Oaks $14.00
Philip Gelb (shakuhachi), Shoko Hikage (koto), Tim Perkis (electronics), Chris Brown (piano).
"Thousand Oaks is the album of a group that is in complete possession of its art but still holds a few surprises for the future. Come for the unorthodox instrumentation, stay for the level of collective improvisation." — All Music Guide
"In many ways it's closer to Feldman than to free improv: a hushed, nocturnal music where each sound is like a separate brushstroke offered up for contemplation. It tends to work through microtonal variations on carefully selected handfuls of notes, so that a single pitch may appear once with the water drop purity of Brown’s piano, then be immediate echoed by the bent notes of koto or shakuhachi, or by Perkis’s wriggly electronics." — Paris Transatlantic
"Exceptional stuff." — JazzTimes [482]
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Mike Reed/People, Places and Things-About Us $14.00
Jeb Bishop (trombone), David Boykin (tenor saxophone), Tim Haldeman (tenor saxophone), Jeff Parker (guitar), Mike Reed (drums), Jason Roebke (bass), Greg Ward (alto saxophone).
Marvelous record and group. Highly recommended.
"This excellent quartet - drummer and bandleader Mike Reed, bassist Jason Roebke, and saxophonists Greg Ward and Tim Haldeman - began with a clever hook, playing unjustly overlooked postbop tunes written in Chicago during the late 50s. But with their fiery live gigs and last year's superb Proliferation, they quickly proved they were much more than a repertory band. Their forthcoming second album, About Us (482 Music), shifts toward a contemporary repertoire, including material by the band and by three local stalwarts - trombonist Jeb Bishop, saxophonist David Boykin, and guitarist Jeff Parker, each of whom guests on the song he contributes. That said, the sound of People, Places & Things hasn't changed much: it still combines the bluesy brawn of Chicago's postbop past (especially on pieces like "V.S. #1" and Boykin's "Big and Fine") with thoroughly present-day improvisational vocabularies and a whole-band style of interaction that's worlds apart from the traditional solo-and-vamp approach. They remain my favorite jazz group in town, and though Haldeman recently moved to Ann Arbor and Ward's leaving for New York in the fall, they plan to keep playing. They've also got an octet record on deck, with the core group augmented by Bishop and three Chicago vets who were on the scene in the 50s: Ira Sullivan, Art Hoyle, and Julian Priester." — Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader [482]
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Mike Reed/Loose Assembly-Emphatic Parts $14.00
Mike Reed (drums), Josh Abrams (bass), Jason Adasiewicz (vibes), Roscoe Mitchell (alto sax, soprano sax, flute), Tomeka Reid (cello), Greg Ward (alto sax).
"This is a very special recording by Loose Assembly, one of the two working groups headed by Chicago drummer / composer Mike Reed. This album features the legendary Roscoe Mitchell, a founding member of both the AACM and the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Loose Assembly is the six-year old ensemble featuring alto saxophonist Greg Ward, vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz, cellist Tomeka Reid and bassist Joshua Abrams. For this record, Reed was "thinking about putting together a group that could engage in what he calls 'collective arranging', an approach in which the structural development, harmony, and shape of a piece of particular music was created spontaneously by the entire band," writes Peter Margasak in the liner notes. "Yet as Reed considered potential musicians for this new band he realized the perfect players were right under his nose." Reed says: "From the moment of telling someone my concept to actually playing and having someone understand your language, that made me realize it was for this group." [482]
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Mike Reed-In The Context Of $14.00
Mike Reed (drums and percussion), Jeff Parker (guitar), Jim Baker (ARP synthesizer), Nicole Mitchell (flutes).
"..an excellent collection of intimate encounters between Reed and three fantastic musicians. Listen to it the first time to hear sounds you've never heard before, and you'll listen to it again and again to discover more of these nuanced soundscapes." — Daniel Godston, Jazz Institute of Chicago JazzGram
"Though none of the music here was premeditated, Reed paints surprisingly articulate lines under Parker's spindly fragments, and complements Mitchell's pastoral lines with instinctive tonal color. The thrill of discovery along the way is a lot like that on Lee Konitz's classic The Lee Konitz Duets album, just updated for abstract, modern tastes." — Nathan Turk, Signal to Noise [482]
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Mike Reed/Loose Assembly-Last Year's Ghost       $14.00
Josh Abrams (bass), Jason Adasiewicz (vibes), Mike Reed (drums), Tomeka Reid (cello), Greg Ward (alto saxophone).
"Called "one of Chicago's most sublime Jazz outfits" by Time Out Chicago, Loose Assembly features alto saxophonist Greg Ward, vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz, cellist Tomeka Reid and bassist Josh Abrams. Last Year's Ghost documents aural poems Reed created based on the compositional ideas and freeform playing of his band mates, linked by the common theme of what he calls "the traces of people and places past."
"...a well-designed collection of hook-filled tunes and atmospheric interludes... a few more recordings like Last Year's Ghost and Mike Reed will be in the first rank of living American bandleaders." — Bill Shoemaker, Point of Departure
"Alternating between short, mostly improvised pieces focused on texture and gestural interplay and fully realized tunes—from elegant ballads with long, lilting melodies to blistering free bop that recalls Chicago's soulful jazz past - it's a collection of raw beginnings and satisfying conclusions. Reed and bassist Josh Abrams lay down propulsive grooves, over which vibist Jason Adasiewicz floats spiky harmonic patterns; this gives alto saxophonist Greg Ward and cellist Tomeka Reid plenty to work with once they break out of their unison melodic lines and turn to improvising. Ward in particular sounds terrific, balancing gorgeous lyric shapes with tightly coiled multiphonic screams." — Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader Critic's Choice "... Loose Assembly hits the mark. This Chicago group, celebrating the release of its fine new album, makes delicately crafted, subtle jazz that serves as a refreshing alternative to the Chicago skronking norm." — Time Out Chicago [482]
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Mike Reed/People Places and Things-Proliferation $14.00
Tim Haldeman (tenor sax, percussion, piano), Mike Reed (drums, piano), Jason Roebke (bass, percussion, piano), Greg Ward (alto saxophone, percussion, piano).
"This record is presented with thanks to the People, Places & Things that were the Chicago jazz, blues and improvised music scene from 1954-1960, especially the under-recorded and under-recognized folks that not only kept the music alive, but helped move it to new horizons. Assembled here are interpretations of tunes written by artists from or during their time in Chicago, as well as a few originals dedicated to the era. These are not literal interpretations, but rather adjusted to the feel of the modern city and its sound."
"In one of the most ingenious recordings to come out of the Chicago avant-garde this year, drummer-visionary Reed set himself a formidable challenge: to capture the spirit of the Chicago hard-bop scene of the mid- to late-1950s. Though Reed and his People, Places & Things band revisit classic tunes by Sun Ra, Wilbur Campbell and John Jenkins, the band brilliantly reinvents them." — Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
"Drummer Mike Reed formed this quartet last year to explore the rich but neglected trove of local postbop made between 1954 and 1960. When New York emerged as jazz's center in the late 40s it overshadowed most smaller scenes, but the tunes Reed tackles on the new Proliferation (482 Music) - associated with Sun Ra, John Jenkins, and Wilbur Campbell, among others - are as indelible as anything that was being cut at Rudy Van Gelder's place. Reed, reedists Greg Ward and Tim Haldeman, and bassist Jason Roebke don't try to make People, Places & Things a repertory band: though the buoyant rhythms and rippling melodies in these deeply soulful songs remain intact, that's not because they're played straight. The group pushes against the swing feel, and Ward and Haldeman, who steer clear of the traditional string-of-solos approach in favor of electric multilinear improvisations, abstract bits of the tunes - stretching and transforming them, stripping them down and reconstituting them - without sapping their vibrance. Proliferation proves not only how sturdy these songs are, but also how nimble, progressive, and hard-swinging Reed's quartet is. I don't know if I've enjoyed a jazz album more this year." — Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader
"This driving session has an explicit agenda - to pay homage to specific jazz musicians from earlier eras that left their mark on Chicago. [The] tunes all get robustly complex, intricately harmonized, and brilliantly improvised treatments. The music boasts all the free-wheeling energy of post-bop, and the players have serious fun fashioning their thorny interplay of saxes, bass and drums... these remarkable sessions open fresh musical vistas and deliver the palpable thrill of liberation from preconceptions." — Derk Richardson, The Absolute Sound [482]
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Mike Reed/Loose Assembly-Speed of Change $14.00
Nicole Mitchell (flute, voice), Josh Abrams (bass), Jason Adasiewicz (vibraphone), Mike Reed (drums & percussion), Tomeka Reid (cello), Greg Ward (alto saxophone).
"The sophomore release by Loose Assembly. The band continues its evolution by working through a balance of composition and instant composing. In addition to Reed's tunes and the improvised pieces, the group covers "Tezetayé Antchi Lidj (Baby, My Unforgettable Remembrance)" by the Ethiopian vibraphonist Mulatu Astatqe, and Max Roach's "Garvey's Ghost". With great ease the group moves through sonic pastoral explorations to edgy post bop and even Chicago post-rock influences. Reed says, "In the end I guess I'm still thinking about the early AACM bands like Air, as templates for what is possible.'"
"The group's performance is impressive - like the source material, it communicates a stark political edge without words - but the choice in repertory is impeccable. "Garvey's Ghost," from Roach's 1961 album Percussion Bitter Sweet, is the kind of underused gem that's neither standard nor overtly obscure - a dead-on pick by a genuine musical bon vivant." — Evan Haga, NPR
"Despite its unusual lineup, Loose Assembly is one of Reed's more regular outlets and, accordingly, has a bubbling, organic chemistry. On its second album, the Assembly breezes through music as diverse as a cover of Ethiopian vibraphonist Mulata Astatqe (airy and light, with a chugging Afro-Asian groove) and vaguely blues-drenched meditations, such as Reed's 'Picking Up Greta.'" — Matthew Lurie, Time Out Chicago [482]
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Mike Reed/People, Places and Things-Stories and Negotiations $14.00
Jeb Bishop (trombonoe), Tim Haldeman (tenor saxophone), Art Hoyle (trumpet, flugehorn), Julian Priester (trombone), Mike Reed (drums), Jason Roebke (bass), Ira Sullivan (tenor saxophone), Greg Ward (alto saxophone).
"Recorded live in Chicago's Millennium Park in summer 2008, Stories and Negotiations is the latest installment in drummer/composer Mike Reed's People, Places and Things project. Commissioned by The Jazz Institute's "Made in Chicago" series, it completes a trilogy of recordings devoted to a remarkable - but often overlooked - era in Chicago music: the years between 1954 and 1960, when the jam-session culture of the city's hard bop scene began to seed the collective avant-garde of the AACM and everything that followed. Reed convened his working quartet, which features saxophonist Greg Ward, tenor saxophonist Tim Haldeman and bassist Jason Roebke, and invited frequent guest trombonist Jeb Bishop back to the bandstand. But for this album, he also solicited the horns of three jazz masters whose playing and personalities defined the late '50s in Chicago: Art Hoyle, Julian Priester and Ira Sullivan. The ensemble engages a set of vintage tunes - including Priester’s "Urnack," John Jenkins’ "Song of a Star," Clifford Jordan’s "Lost and Found," Wilbur Campbell’s "Wilbur’s Tune," and Sun Ra’s "El is a Sound of Joy" - in new arrangements, as well as original pieces composed by Reed and Ward and dedicated to each of their honored guests."
"Editors’ Picks, March 1, 2010_Chicago-based drummer Mike Reed has spent the past few years exploring the significant, and undervalued, compositions from his hometown's jazz history. On this live recording from 2008, Reed augments his regular group of exciting contemporary players with some of the great Windy City musicians from the '50s, including trumpeter Art Hoyle, trombonist Julian Priester and saxophonist Ira Sullivan." — Aaron Cohen, Downbeat
"...the band wails." — David DuPont, Cadence
"...simultaneously celebratory and serious as the music revels in the intersection of serious swing and the improvisatory freedom that has always characterized Chicago jazz. Great fun - seriously recommended." — Stuart Kremsky, IAJRC Journal [482]
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Dave Rempis-Hunters Gatherers 2 x CDs $17.00
Tim Daisy (drums), Anton Hatwich (bass), Dave Rempis (saxophone), Frank Rosaly (drums).
A two-disc live set named after the Columbia, South Carolina venue where it was recorded in April 2006. Rempis first earned widespread notice as a member of the Chicago music scene's quintessential Vandermark 5, but has since established himself as a leader in his own right at the helm of groups such as The Engines, Triage, the Dave Rempis Quartet and The Rempis Percussion Quartet. AllAboutJazz.com interviewer Paul Olson recently wrote, "Rempis embodies all of the best qualities of the Chicago improvisational music scene: he's a gifted but disciplined player who knows his instruments inside and out; he's a fearless, imaginative improviser; and he uncomplainingly works his ass off." In addition to his extensive work as a leader and active sideman, which led DownBeat to call him one of its Talents Deserving Wider Recognition in 2006."
"The new live double CD by this local powerhouse, Hunter-Gatherers (482 Music), is the best document yet of how free its improvisations really are. They run the gamut from fractured, meterless exchanges to pop-derived material, and they're equally persuasive at both ends. On "Black Book," for example, reedist Dave Rempis starts out playing Doppler-effect baritone-sax lines that swing through the arrhythmic clusters of drummers Frank Rosaly and Tim Daisy like a comet sweeping through cosmic debris. Then he locks into a ferocious stomp with bassist Anton Hatwich, the drummers elaborate on that pulse, and the music veers thrillingly close to an all-acoustic hybrid of rock and gutbucket R & B. The giddy energy lapses a bit, then surges during a busy percussion discussion that resolves into an electrifying, bluesy finale - and when you recover your senses, just 12 minutes have passed. The players negotiate each transition and embrace each element without hesitation, and when they're fresh off the road - like they will be at this record-release party - their interactions are honed to almost telepathic quickness." — Bill Meyer, Chicago Reader Critic's Choice
"The energy of this live performance is impressive... The lengthy narratives have light and shade amid intense ram raid solos by the leader who has a powerful, pungent tone. Things really cook when the two percussionists conjure up the presence of a small drum orchestra..." — Kevin Le Gendre Jazzwise [482]
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Dave Rempis-Out of Season       $14.00
Dave Rempis (alto & tenor saxophone), Jim Baker (piano), Jason Roebke (bass), Tim Daisy (drums).
"After nearly four years of developing their voice as an improvising collective, Rempis (Triage, Vandermark Five, Thread Quintet, Territory Band) and his quartet make their recorded debut with this live set. Following two years of regular work as a drummerless trio that explored quieter dynamics and the harmonic possibilties of their instruments, the group added drummer Tim Daisy and pianist Jim Baker’s synthesizer to the mix in 2002 to create a louder, more sound-oriented approach to creating longform free improvisations."
"A pristine, studio-quality set, the disc was recorded live at Chicago venue 3030... And it's one of the best recent examples of the powerful, incendiary sounds that mark the town as a prime center of forward-looking jazz." — Peter Aaron, All About Jazz
"If you want to get an idea of what some of the best musicians in Chicago really sound like, this is an excellent starting point. A recording of this group has been long overdue." — Chris Forbes, Cosmic Debris [482]
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Dave Rempis-Rip Tear Crunch $14.00
Dave Rempis (saxophones), Anton Hatwich (bass), Tim Daisy (drums), Frank Rosaly (drums)
"The name of Dave Rempis's latest group is fair warning: never before has the local saxophonist led a band that hit this hard. Bassist Anton Hatwich provides a stable fulcrum with his thrumming, insistent vamps, around which drummers Frank Rosaly and Tim Daisy, both on trap sets, play a dynamic array of swinging beats, interlocking Latin motifs, martial cadences, and nuanced, meterless textures. Even at full throttle the two drummers mesh precisely, despite their divergent styles: Rosaly's is fluid and sinuous, busy with double- kick flutters, while Daisy's is more spiky and agitated. Rempis sketches keening alto and tenor lines across the surface, taking a more overtly melodic tack than he does in Triage or his free-improv quartet with Jim Baker. At other times he switches to baritone and plunges down into the ensemble's dense and surging rhythms, using his horn like yet another percussion instrument--and it's then I start thinking this might be the best new jazz band in town. The set I caught a couple weeks ago at Hotti Biscotti created an unstoppable momentum with its seamless transitions, opening with a polyrhythmic whirlwind worthy of late - 60s Pharoah Sanders and building from there." - Bill Meyer, Chicago Reader [482]
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Dave Rempis/Frank Rosaly-Cyrillic $14.00
Dave Rempis (alto/tenor/baritone saxophones), Frank Rosaly (drums).
"Improvisations from two of Chicago's busiest jazz musicians. The duo build their sound on the unique playing relationship they share, without relying upon written material or any given licks to propel the music. Over the course of the album, listeners bear witness to the profound connection that exists between these two versatile musicians who have been working together regularly in numerous contexts for the past seven years."
"Because saxophonist Dave Rempis and drummer Frank Rosaly are half of the splendid Rempis Percussion Quartet, you might imagine you'd only get half as much music from just the two of them. But the duo format actually affords them more freedom to explore divergent styles and dynamic extremes than they have in the RPQ. "Still Will," from their forthcoming debut CD, Cyrillic (482 Music), starts out so quiet it's barely there, slowly building from tiny rustles and low moans to startling, emphatic cries. On "In Plain Sight," Rempis casts out bobbing, bebop-inspired baritone phrases over Rosaly's shuffling snare beats, then reels in an exquisite sliver of a ballad. And on the album's epic centerpiece, "How to Cross When Bridges Are Out," the two men sustain a circuitous, mutually challenging dialogue of discrete gestures, darting feints, and blistering energy vectors for more than 15 minutes. Though Cyrillic won't be officially released until January, the duo will have copies for sale at this record-release show, which is also the first date of a two-week tour." — Bill Meyer, Chicago Reader Critic's Choice [482]
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Jason Roebke-Rapid Croche       $14.00
Aram Shelton (alto saxophone, clarinet), Jason Roebke (bass), Tim Daisy (drums).
"Rapid Croche is Chicago-based bassist/composer Jason Roebke’s debut as a leader. Known for his work with groups like tigersmilk, The Valentine Trio and Terminal 4—as well as performances and recordings with a variety of other musicians from Chicago and Japan, Roebke is a versatile composer who has studied with Roscoe Mitchell among others.  Rapid Croche documents Roebke's original compositions for his two-year old working trio of the same name, which features alto saxophonist/clarinetist Aram Shelton (Dragons 1976, Grey Ghost) and drummer Tim Daisy (Vandermark 5, Triage, Dragons 1976). Roebke's bassist-as-leader approach and eclectic compositions, which can feature anything from textural free improvisation to ballad forms to underlying grooves, allow the group to take the familiar saxophone trio instrumentation to new and exciting places." [482]
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Rosenberg / Baker / Hatwich / Daisy-New Folk, New Blues $14.00
Scott Rosenberg (tenor and baritone saxophone), Jim Baker (piano, analog synthesizer, aluminum foil), Anton Hatwich (bass), Tim Daisy (drums).
"Scott Rosenberg, called "one of the best creative saxophonists in America" by the All Music Guide, returns to Chicago to join forces with three of the city's most visible improvisers for the eighth entry in 482's Document Chicago series. New Folk, New Blues features Rosenberg, 20-year scene vet Jim Baker (Caffeine, Steam, Dave Rempis Quartet), relative newcomer Anton Hatwich (Dave Rempis Percussion Quartet, Nick Broste Quintet), and Document Chicago series mainstay Tim Daisy (Triage, Vandermark 5, Rapid Croche) blending their acclaimed individual talents into a synergy of diverse collective improvisation."
"...this is as intense and enjoyable a free jazz album as you’re likely to hear this year." — Paris Transatlantic
"The photo on New Folk, New Blues' front cover shows a scene of industrial disaster. In the center of an amusement park, an electrical tower seems to have broken at the base and hangs at a perilously low angle. It's an apt image for a band that mixes fun, menace and industrial sludge so adroitly." — JazzTimes [482]
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George Schuller-Jigsaw $14.00
George Schuller (drums, bells), Mark Feldman (violin), Tony Malaby (tenor and soprano sax), Dave Ballou (trumpet), Howard Johnson (tuba, bass clarinet), Matt Darriau (tenor sax, clarinet, bass clarinet), Curtis Hasselbring (trombone, guitar), Ed Schuller (bass).
"Schuller's latest showcases his well-documented ability to build a focused, inclusive framework for creative improvisation with eight original compositions for configurations ranging from quintet to septet. An extension of his long-standing group, The Schulldogs, Jigsaw incorporates the sounds and textures of additional horns and strings."
"This could be subtitled “Hugely Talented But Criminally Neglected". The nucleus quartet comprises Tony Malaby, one of the most exciting saxophonists around, especially on tenor, Ed and George Schuller (sons of Gunther) on bass and percussion, and Dave Ballou (trumpet & flugel). Ballou was, of course, the cat who inspired Monk's classic tune “Ballou Bolivar Ballous". Here and there they're joined by guests, including Mark Feldman, Howard Johnson and a second reedsman, Matt Darriau. As ever, Schuller dovetails through-written charts with improvisational frameworks and out-and-out blowing opportunities to produce an edgy, intense and exciting set." — Jazz Review (UK)
"Schuller comfortably blends free improvisation, new music and a surprising sense of swing for a recording that succeeds on many fronts... Schuller is emerging as a stylistically broad and challenging performer/composer/bandleader who deserves further attention from like-minded listeners." — All About Jazz [482]
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Aram Shelton-Arrive $14.00
Aram Shelton (alto saxophone), Jason Adasiewicz (vibraphone), Jason Roebke (bass), Tim Daisy (drums).
"Reedist Aram Shelton plays with a thoughtfulness and structural rigor that's rare in a twentysomething jazz musician, but he also brings a deeply improvisational mind-set to each of his projects...The quartet Arrive isn't as well-known as [his other groups Dragons 1976 and Grey Ghost]—that should change when 482 Music releases its debut this fall—but it's as good as anything Shelton's had a hand in. Its tightly arranged, emotionally muted originals have a lovely chamber-jazz feel, with musicians combining to repeat unison phrases and carve out spaces for solos; the pieces are elaborate yet never sound fussed over."—Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader
"Albums like this one announce that there’s plenty of room in the Windy City klieg lights for an entire assembly of players, not just those anointed by the tastemakers." — Derek Taylor, Dusted [482]
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Tyshawn Sorey-Koan $14.00
Thomas Morgan (classical guitar and bass), Todd Neufeld (electric and classical guitars), Tyshawn Sorey (drums).
" Koan continues along unconventional trails blazed by Sorey's Firehouse 12 debut, That/Not, but does not rehash successful formulae. On these six new compositions, rigor and open-form improvisation blend to create sound worlds of intense power and hauntingly spare beauty."
"Just when you expect this ethereal, free-oriented trio to find an unexpected rhythm, they retreat from the surface, creating fresh, unexpected results at every turn... Sorey is a master of metric modulations, shifting dynamics and lightning fast glances - he's wonderfully responsive and reactive..." — Ken Micallef, DownBeat
"Sorey's open-form material shares a simplicity and sureness of design akin to Bonsai gardening, where every small gesture has larger implications to harmony and aesthetics in general." — Doug Simpson, Audiophile Audition [482]
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The Space Between-The Space Between with Barre Phillips $14.00
Philip Gelb (shakuhachi), Dana Reason (piano), Pauline Oliveros (accordion), Barre Phillips (bass).
"This is a truly unusual instrumentation, yielding remarkable results. The ensemble uses timbre - rather than basic harmony and melodic ideas - as the main building block for composition and improvisation. This because they are working in different tuning systems: Pauline Oliveros' accordion is tuned to just intonation, Dana's piano is in European tuning, and the shakuhachi is a notoriously difficult instrument to play "in tune" due to its construction and playing technique. On this date they are joined by veteran bassist Barre Phillips, who is credited on over 100 albums, many for the German ECM label."
"..these 62 minutes plus of creativity pass by like five, without, it seems, a bum note on the disc. Overall, this product of two young virtuosi and two veteran tonal explorers as a quartet of unconventional instruments is memorable in its audacity." — Ken Waxman, Jazz Weekly [482]
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Space Between-The Space Between with Joëlle Léandre      $14.00
Pauline Oliveros (accordion), Philip Gelb (shakuhachi), Dana Reason (piano), Jöelle Léandre (bass)
"The Space Between brings together the freedom of spontaneous improvisation with a number of diverse traditions and ideas, not the least of which is the legendary Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening concept. In the Cadence review of their 2001 debut, The Space Between with Barre Phillips, Frank Rubolino wrote, “As a unit, they speak in a broken tongue of rarified beauty that is demanding but fully rewarding." This release once again pairs this esoteric trio with a world-renowned bassist in Jöelle Léandre.  More than just an award-winning instrumentalist, Léandre is one of the few artists able to world premiere works by new music composers like John Cage, actively compose and premiere her own music on a world stage, and also collaborate with the best creative improvisers playing today." [482]
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Space Between: The Space Between with Matthew Sperry $14.00
Philip Gelb (shakuhachi), Pauline Oliveros (accordion), Dana Reason (piano), Matthew Sperry (bass).
"Matt and I first met while we were attending the music school at Florida State University. We became roomates in 1990-91 and remained close friends since. I have always been in awe at how warm and kind he was to every person and every living being he encountered! Matt truly lived a very spiritual life that is a model for how the rest of us should live. Our musical careers grew together from being students to both attaining a certain amount of reputability in the international new music world. Through the years we were duet partners as well as being in numerous trios and larger ensembles together. As friends we saw each other through so many different experiences and relationships, watching and helping each other grow. We inspired each other to begin exploring organic gardening and further our culinary interests from the kitchen to the garden. Matt was someone I always considered a close friend for the rest of my life. You will notice that, on the piece with Matt (Lila), towards the end as a very interesting section is about to begin, the piece is cut short suddenly as the tape ends; a seemingly appropriate way to end this recording.  The Space Between offers this CD as a tribute to the beautiful life that Matthew Sperry lived." –  Philip Gelb June 24, 2003 [482]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Space-Between---The-Space-Between-with-Matthew-Sperry__482-1020.aspx

Sticks and Stones-Sticks and Stones $14.00
Matana Roberts (sax), Josh Abrams (double bass), Chad Taylor (drums).
"Matana Roberts plays the saxophone with full-bodied tonality. On Sticks and Stones, she and her associates, bassist Josh Abrams and drummer Chad Taylor (also of the Chicago Underground Duo) play a series of original tunes where the improvised music has a significant degree of warmth to match its unstructured character. Each of the trio (and two other composers) contributed tunes for the set. The music has pulsating motivation and flowing spirituality to go along with its improvised nature. Roberts spins out rounds of freely constructed phases that are underwritten by the throbbing bass lines of Abrams and the intricate percussive patterns of Taylor. She goes on extended journeys into the core of the tunes, building the selections into vibrant and commanding statements on free expression. Roberts shows a mellow tone on the ballads and an authoritative voice on the faster paced tunes. Her strength is in her ability to spring off the loosely constructed songs and soar on high with freewheeling improvised but logical sequences. She has considerable command over her horn, and the music she produces is as alluring as it is elusive. "The foundation established by Abrams and Taylor is fundamental to the success of this recording. Abrams keeps a foothold on terra firma but emits enough momentum to convey the movement of a space traveler through his diverse bowing and strumming. Taylor is all over his drum kit, pounding out a rhythmic base that moves off the line into abstract territory. He uses alternate percussion effects on "Sons of Slaves" to turn the rhythms into shimmering echoes. This backdrop from Abrams and Taylor allows Roberts to take wing and fly consistently. She brings elements of many of the great saxophone players to the table, but without question, she has a unique tone and way of phrasing that is devoid of rough edges or imitativeness. Her solos seem to roll off her tongue effortlessly, but they contain depth, fluidity, and character."
"This trio, from the start, constitutes a provocative mix of progressive players." — Dusted [482]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Sticks-and-Stones---Sticks-and-Stones__482-1012.aspx

Chad Taylor-Circle Down $14.00
Chris Lightcap (bass), Angelica Sanchez (piano), Chad Taylor (drums)
"The debut album by Chad Taylor's New York-based trio, including pianist Angelica Sanchez and bassist Chris Lightcap. Taylor's recent experiences encompass the most fruitful of jazz and indie rock's intersections, finding him with everyone from Spiritual Unity to Iron and Wine, but this trio session sees him returning to his acoustic roots. Both Sanchez and Lightcap contribute compositions to Circle Down, but the majority are Taylor's. The music is far removed from his work with the various groups comprising the Chicago Underground aggregate, much of it being quite delicate and transparent."
"...his most accessible recording to date, leading a spectacular trio" — Mark F. Turner, All About Jazz
"Chad Taylor’s Circle Down trio with pianist Angelica Sanchez and bassist Chris Lightcap stake out their place in the piano trio tradition... This is a trio that knows how to exploit the tension between individual and collective that fuels so much of the drama in improvisation. And they use that inner dynamic to make extraordinarily beautiful music." — Ed Hazell, Point of Departure [482]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Taylor--Chad---Circle-Down__482-1065.aspx

The Treehouse Project-The Picture Show 3 x CDs $22.00
Ken Champion (pedal steel), Jonathan Doyle (tenor saxophone, clarinet), Mike Reed (drums), Matt Thompson (bass, uke violin), Colin Bunn (guitar) with Brian Anderson (piano), John "Bud" Poston (banjo), Lisa Shrag (harp), Nate Walcott (trumpet)
"The Treehouse Project combines some of Chicago's finest indie and jazz musicians into a thoroughly unique blend of jazz ideology, indie rock attitude and roots music flavor. Their self-titled debut was widely praised by jazz writers. The Picture Show is an ambitiously conceived and elaborately packaged 3cd set that first sets musical themes and improvisation to and from home photographs, and then pays homage to singer-songwriters, covering artists as diverse as The Handsome Family, Ron Sexsmith and Ray Charles. On stage the music is played in a multi-media show during which the photos to which the themes were created accompany new improvisations. All photos are included in the cd." "Further evidence that the city of Chicago has been spearheading a new jazz renaissance at the dawn of the 21st century...the music is gorgeous, accessible, adventurous, and poetic...a massive undertaking in both breadth and scope... demands to be heard and savored and learned from. Brilliant. *****" — All Music Guide [482]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Treehouse-Project---The-Picture-Show-3-x-CDs__482-1008.aspx

Vinkeloe/Cremaschi/Masaoka /Robair-Klang. Farbe. Melodie. $14.00
Biggi Vinkeloe (alto sax, flute), George Cremaschi (contrabass), Miya Masaoka (21-string koto), Gino Robair (percussion).
"On each of these relatively brief and finely shaped tracks, Vinkeloe, Cremaschi, Masaoka and Robair jointly cultivate ground that’s freshly turned every two to five-and-a-half minutes. Regardless of who plants the first seed, with a gesture, a sound, or perhaps some intuitively detected energetic pulse, the four musicians move into a working relationship with clear and forceful intention. Even as they present each other with spontaneously generated ideas and strategic options and respond in kind with gentle graciousness and fierce focus, each piece develops a biochemistry of its own and becomes the fifth living entity in the creative equation. From the outset, depending on how quickly and openly the listener receives each pluck, scrape, flutter, crash, trill, and rootless evocation, the participation broadens. The making and the hearing announce themselves in a single process."
"Vinkeloe is a compelling player, very sensitive and attentive. Masaoka and Cremaschi click beautifully, sharing some of the same tonal and melodic ground, while the discerning Robair embellishes their conversation." — JazzTimes [482]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/VinkeloeCremaschiMasaoka-Robair---Klang-Farbe-Melodie__482-1030.aspx


---It must be jazz week; here's 8 new, great Clean Feed titles---


Afterfall-Afterfall $17.00
Luís Lopes, electric guitar / Sei Miguel, (muted) pocket trumpet / Joe Giardullo, soprano and tenor saxophones / Benjamin Duboc, double bass / Harvey Sorgen drums.
"Considering the work done by each one of the musicians forming the band Afterfall, this is the most improbable of all projects. The fact is that it works, and we must say it works beautifully. It could have been an ad-hoc group, reunited at the end of the summer of 2008 for a couple of gigs in Portugal. But things went so well on stage that
they decided to go to studio and this is the astonishing result: when you gather some improvisers coming from different parts of the world – in this case, two Portuguese, two Americans and one French – marvelous things can happen. Luís Lopes was the Master of Ceremonies, more than the leader or the mentor: it was him who invited the rest of the participants, and knowing his past life playing rock and blues, his love for the "new thing" and his passion for noise music (he's the most brutal feedback guitarrist in Portugal – our own Caspar Brotzmann!), the choices he made were surprising. First Sei Miguel, a very idiosyncratic trumpeter with a cubist cool style positioned somewhere between Chet Baker and John Cage. Than, Joe Giardullo, a saxophonist specialized on the soprano who applies the George Russell's Lydian Chromatic Theory of Tonal Organization in an experimental jazz
format more inspired in Jelly Roll Morton than in Anthony Braxton, and who played with such distinct personalities as the new music composer Pauline Oliveros and the free jazz legend Joe McPhee. After, came
Benjamin Duboc, a contrabassist crossing the boundaries of jazz, total improvisation and electro-acoustic music, going from the "conventional" (with Oliver Lake, Henry Grimes, Sunny Murray) to the extreme (with Jean-Luc Guionnet, Bertrand Denzler, Stéphane Rives). Finally, drummer Harvey Sorgen joined in, with his experience in opposite fields, with the likes of Ahmad Jamal and Carlos Santana, Dewey Redman and Paul Simon, Wadada Leo Smith and Michelle Shocked. This is the proof that the most crazy idea can be the best one." [Clean Feed]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Afterfall---Afterfall__CF-spc-208.aspx

Matt Bauder-Day in Pictures $17.00
Matt Bauder, tenor saxophone, clarinet / Nate Wooley, trumpet / Angelica Sanchez, piano / Jason Ajemian, double bass / Tomas Fujiwara, drums
"This album is dedicated to Donald Walden, Bill Dixon and Fred Anderson from whom I've learned invaluable lessons in music and life."
Tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Matt Bauder represents brilliantly the new type of musician existing in this beginning of the 21st century, one that is aware of the most distinctive musical idioms, in some way synthesizing those genres in a personal approach. Bauder is a punk rock and soul fan, an unusual combination in itself, and he studied with three great figures of the creative music of today, one active in the domains of jazz, two in the new music scene, respectively Anthony Braxton, Ron Kuivila and Alvin Lucier. His eclecticism explains why his activity transcended the conventional labels, for instance playing jazz with Taylor Ho Bynum, Rob Mazurek and Harris Eisenstadt, and rock with the bands Howling Hex and His Name is Alive. Once again, "Day in Pictures" shows Bauder's "keen ear for timbre" and "will to abstraction", to quote the specialized press, but inside the parameters
described by Matt Bauder himself as "modern jazz". The terminology can mean anything, but when you know that trumpeter Nate Wooley, pianist Angelica Sanchez, contrabassist Jason Ajemian and drummer Tomas Fujiwara are involved, you can have one good idea of what this record is all about: great music, no less." [Clean Feed]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Bauder--Matt---Day-in-Pictures__CF-spc-210.aspx

Ken Filiano & Quantum Entanglements-Dreams from a Clown Car $17.00
Ken Filiano, bass, EFX, compositions / Michael Attias, baritone and alto saxophones / Tony Malaby, tenor and soprano saxophones / Michael T.A. Thompson, drums.
"Having recorded with the best on the east and west coasts of the USA -- Anthony Braxton, Bill Dixon, John Carter, Vinny Golia, Jason Hwang, Dom Minasi, Taylor Ho Bynum,Richard Grossman, Connie Crothers, Paul Smoker, Roswell Rudd, Steve Adams and many, many others -- Ken Filiano is back in the Clean Feed catalogue for the debut release of his quartet, Quantum Entanglements, comprising Michael Attias, Tony Malaby and Michael T.A. Thompson (also regulars on the Lisbon label). As leader and composer, Filiano shows he has much to offer in addition to his instant inventiveness and extraordinary virtuosic capacities as a double bassist who “can play anything in any context and make it work” (Chris Kelsey). The compositions are all signed by the Brooklyn
musician, revealing another facet of his admirable skills. As a composer, Filiano is very much aware he's dealing with accomplished improvisers (himself included), and so conceives his scores both as melodic structures and platforms for improvisation. This doesn't mean he composes less, but that he intentionally composes in a way that opens up the inherent possibilities of both compositional and improvisational structures. The reed frontline formed by Attias and Malaby has already proven itself in other contexts (such as the project, Twines of Colesion), which implies a special empathy. Drummer drummer Thompson couldn't be a more correct choice to give fire to
the music comprising "Dreams From a Clown Car.” Another remarkable achievement." [Clean Feed]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Filiano--Ken---Dreams-from-a-Clown-Car__CF-spc-207.aspx

Billy Fox's Blackbirds and Bullets-Dulces $17.00
Gary Pickard soprano and alto sax / Miki Hirose trumpet / Matt Parker tenor sax / Evan Mazunik keys /
James Ilgenfritz double bass / Arei Sekiguchi drums / Billy Fox maracas / Julianne Carney violin (track 3).
"If Billy Fox's previous releases had the classical format of the suite, this new album is presented, simply, as a collection of sweets ("Dulces"). Again, the percussionist adopts the role of composer and director. Although only one track is an arrangement of a piece by India’s Rabindranath Tagore, his influence is felt everywhere. The
creator of Rabindra Sangeet, the name given to Tagore's patrimony of 2000 songs, is quoted in the booklet: "I am proud of my humanity when I can acknowledge the poets and artists of other countries as my own." This message is conveyed by the music inside:  In "Dulces" we can detect idiomatic elements of South Asian, Middle Eastern and
African musics, through the filter of a jazz ensemble. This is "jazz for the heart and hips," says Fox. In “Dulces,” familiar situations are mixed with surprising developments, and the music is simultaneously accessible and defiant." [Clean Feed]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Fox--Billy---Dulces__CF-spc-204.aspx

Riccardo Gallo's Terra de Nadie-The Great Fine Line $17.00
Ricardo Gallo, piano / Mark Helias, double bass / Ray Anderson, trombone / Dan Blake, soprano saxophone (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9) and tenor saxophone (4, 6) / Satoshi Takeishi, drums (1, 2, 4, 9) and percussion (3, 5, 6, 7) / Pheeroan akLaff, drums (5, 6, 7, 8).
"Known for his partnerships with Ray Anderson and Peter Evans, Colombian expatriate Ricardo Gallo is becoming a noteworthy voice as a pianist and composer in American creative jazz. After obtaining critical acclaim with his Bogotá bands, in "The Great Fine Line" we find him in the company of some of the finest performers on the scene –
trombonist Ray Anderson, bassist Mark Helias, saxophonist Dan Blake, percussionist Satoshi Takeishi and drummer Pheroan AkLaff. All of them great improvisers, and all of them capable of the best interpretations of refined compositions, written by a jazz musician clearly interested in the contemporary classical tradition, at the same time incorporating elements of his native Latin American culture. The project Tierra de Nadie is inspired in a phrase of the novelist Julio Cortazar, stating that music is a no-man's land, a territory where the "fine line" separating genres and national/racial identities is getting blurrier. The result is a sort of imaginary folklore, reflecting the present day
global condition of this music we call jazz. A refreshing, exquisite and hot-driven CD." [Clean Feed]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Gallo--Riccardo---The-Great-Fine-Line__CF-spc-209.aspx

Joe Hertenstein/Pascal Niggenkemper/Thomas Heberer-HNH $17.00
Joe Hertenstein, drums / Pascal Niggenkemper, double bass / Thomas Heberer, quarter-tone trumpet.
"Jazz is the new nomadism – it is played “on the road” – and it is also an immigration factor. HNH, the debut recording of drummer/composer Joe Hertenstein with his trio, featuring bassist Pascal Niggenkemper and
quarter-tone trumpeter Thomas Heberer, serves a great example, since all three are Germans, living in New York City. Their music is a clear product of the cityscape in all of its human complexity. Nevertheless, the musicians are still Europeans, which means they are not always performing the "in-your-face" Big Apple jazz style. There is the
quietness, space, and breath that is specific to European jazz; when the trio plays free form, they move as one. Instead of taking the American "New Thing" idiom, they use the processes and vocabulary of European improvised music. Leader Joe Hertenstein, who has worked with the crème of improvisers in his native Germany, Cologne-based James Choice Orchestra (the ensemble includes Scott Fields, Frank Gratkowski, Carl Ludwig Huebsch, Thomas Lehn, Norbert Stein, Matthias Schubert a.o.), is – among other activities – a member of Butch Morris’ Nublu Orchestra. Bassist Pascal Niggenkemper has released two critically-acclaimed CDs with his trio featuring Robin Verheyen and Tyshawn Sorey, while trumpeter Thomas Heberer has been a member of Alexander
von Schlippenbach's Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra and Misha Mengelberg's Instant Composers Pool for many years. Heberer also has collaborated with Muhal Richard Abrams, Anthony Braxton, Peter Brötzmann, Dave Douglas, Gerry Hemingway, Joachim Kühn, Paul Lovens, and David Murray a.o. Both he and Hertenstein appear on 2005's "Live at Moers" CD by the James Choice Orchestra. Hertenstein and Heberer make their compositions catchy and visionary at the same time. Each piece here – composed, improvised, or a mix – finds its own form: supple, pulsating, swinging and highly explorative. Trumpet trios are still uncommon, however, HNH confirms that jazz is a universal expression." [Clean Feed]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Hertenstein--JoePascal-NiggenkemperThomas-Heberer---HNH__CF-spc-205.aspx

Jaruzelski's Dream-Jazz Gawronski $17.00
Piero Bittolo Bon, alto saxophone, smartphone / Stefano Senni, double bass / Francesco Cusa, drums.
"If you're curious to know what's happening in the Transalpine scene besides the Italian Instabile Orchestra and its members personal projects, here you have the best of all examples. This is what's happening: freeform jazz with a groovy accent, played with refined technique, imagination, soul and guts. A heir of the ilustruous alto sax lineage coming from Eric Dolphy to Tim Berne, through Ornette Coleman and Henry Threadgill, Piero Bittolo Bon is on top of his skills and his razorsharp sound in "Jazz Gawronski". A member of the collective El Gallo Rojo, this young multi-instrumentalist (also playing alto and bass clarinets and flute) has already an astonishing CV: Anthony Braxton, John Tchicai, Ernest Dawkins, Tristan Honsinger and Jamaaladeen Tacuma are among his past partnerships. Bassist Stefano Senni, also member of El Gallo Rojo, is a top figure in Italy, side by side with the likes of Enrico Rava, Stefano Bollani, Daniele D'Agaro and Zeno de Rossi, and internationally he already had the best of
companies, be them from the mainstream or the avant-garde: Lee Konitz, Cedar Walton, Bobby Watson, George Cables, Tom Harrell, Eddie Henderson, Chris Speed, Ralph Alessi and Anthony Coleman, to only name a few. Also indifferent to tendencies and styles inside the jazz domain is drummer extraordinaire Francesco Cusa. Founder of Improvvisatore Involontario collective, he played with almost everyone of the "who's who" list, from Steve Lacy and Kenny Wheeler to Gianluca Petrella and Carlos "Zíngaro", including Paolo Fresu, Tim Berne, Elliott Sharp,
Butch Morris, Michel Godard and even the trash metal / jazz band Zu. Freshness and urgency are to be found here, and that's all we can ask jazz to be nowadays. It's becoming an exception, and that's why this is such an extraordinary recording." [Clean Feed]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Jaruzelskis-Dream---Jazz-Gawronski__CF-spc-211.aspx

Tony Malaby's Tamarindo-Live $17.00
Tony Malaby, tenor and soprano saxophones / Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet /
William Parker, double bass / Nasheet Waits, drums.
"Having a trio like the one founded by saxophonist Tony Malaby with the likes of William Parker and Nasheet Waits was enough motive to rejoy, and truth is the CD released by Clean Feed with "Tamarindo" as title caused a big wave of wonder. Now, Tamarindo comes back with a live recording where this group responsible for the most captivating creative jazz played nowadays is transformed into a quartet, by the addition of the trumpeter extraordinaire Wadada Leo Smith as special guest. Only to know it would make anyone eager to listen to what can
result from such an association of incredible talents – well, if you have high expectations, here are the very good news: the music inside  is even better than everything you can imagine. This is powerhouse free bop performed with the most magical collective chemistry. Finally, we can say jazz is very far from being dead or from smelling funny. It's really alive and capable of the most astonishing acomplishments. "Tony Malaby's Tamarindo Live" is a serious contender for the best jazz album of 2010 – as a metter of fact, for the best jazz album of the last decade. It’s the 200th record in the catalogue of this Portuguese label, a number representing the fulfillment of a dream." [Clean Feed]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Malaby--Tony---Live__CF-spc-200.aspx

---- The four latest AltrOck titles are back in stock! They are: ----

Aranis-RoqueForte $18.00
After two excellent albums of chamber rock (with the accent on 'chamber') by this great Belgian septet (2 violinists, accordion, piano, guitar, flute and double bass) and a third album that mixed things up a little bit by adding three vocalists on some of the tunes, Aranis has returned to their original, instrumental sound...but with a hard twist. The original pianist has been replaced by Pierre Chevalier (Univers Zero and Present) and the septet is now a octet with the addition of Dave Kerman (5uus, Present, U Totem, Thinking Plague) on drums and percussion. Dave plays very lightly, as the music demands and the music sounds better than ever with a subtle percussive thrust. This group has nothing but great albums, but this is the greatest one yet. For fans of Louise Avenue, Cro Magnon, Julverne, Univers Zero, as DAAU, Lars Hollmer, Hamster Theatre, Noetra, Silence IV, Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Gatto Marte. Highly recommended. [AltrOck]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Aranis---RoqueForte__33-AltrOck-spc-012.aspx

Picchio dal Pozzo-A_Live $18.00
This is 3 of the old PdP members (keyboardist/vocalist Aldo De Scalzi now playing electric bass and keyboards as well as singing. guitarist Paolo Griguolo and drummer Aldo di Marco, who gave up music many years ago for work in computers and who provides the video effects that appeared as the backdrop for the concert, but which don't really pertain to the audio experience on the CD) combined with Yugen (2 keyboardists, additional guitar, clarinet and sax and drums) doing tracks mostly from the first album, with one track each from Abbiamo Tutti and Camere. Also included is a studio recording that was recorded at the same time as Abbiamo, but which didn't appear on that album! So, perhaps the beginning of a new story for this great group? Or maybe just a small souvenir of a one-time event many years later. In any event, it's nice to have this!
"Two apparently different stories meet and, as it happens in these cases, random occasions create a new one. Picchio dal Pozzo and Yûgen both belong to «borderline» music which, due to its own nature, is really hard to label and perhaps therefore, more fascinating. In March 2007 Picchio dal Pozzo and Yûgen meet for the first time in Genoa. PdP has a very long history, with four albums and a large experience on it’s shoulders. Yûgen has published his first cd only some months ago and having now the first live approach.  Certainly the matching is not accidental, because both groups lived directly (PdP) or recover (Yûgen) Rock in Opposition’s message; and more: each one, in its own way, filters and gives a different interpretation of contemporary music, progressive rock, improvisation, Frank Zappa and goodness knows what. What could we expect from such an union? Surely they’ll move heaven and earth – music without frontiers and, why not?, a certain way of «entertainment» outside the rules. This cd offers the recordings of a concert which took place on the 16th of November 2008 closing AltrOck Festival 2008." [AltrOck]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Picchio-dal-Pozzo---A_Live__33-AltrOck-spc-011.aspx

Rational Diet-On Phenomena and Existences $18.00
Third and best release yet from this fine RIO-styled chamber-rock ensemble from Belarus who have really hit their stride here. They are a 7 piece of Vitaly Appow-bassoon, Maxim Velvetov-guitars, Cyrill Christya-violin, Olga Podgaiskaja-keyboards, vocals, Anna Ovchinnikova-cello, Dmitry Maslovsky-bass and Nikolay Semitiko-drums. Their press release claims influences of: Shotakovich, Stravinsky, Webern, Ives, Henry Cow, Art Bears, Univers Zero, Present and Debile Menthol. Check! Check! and DOUBLE check!
"On Phenomena and Existences points in the same direction of the previous 'At Work', of which inherits the complexity and some rocklike tones. The band from Belarus offers again, in a more mature and articulated way if possible, the love for the Russian Twentieth century big names (Stravinsky and Shostakovich above all, but also Bartok and Prokofiev) filtered through the most evoluted rock and, as usual, without compromises. The atmosphere of the songs, effectively dotted by the unmistakable voice of Olga Podgaiskaja (also composer), is unquiet, sleepwalking-like, sometimes grotesque, underlined by Daniel Charms and other Russian avant-garde poets’ lyrics. In a band of unquestionable technical value, in particular Anna Ovchinnikova (cello) and Cyrill Christia (violin and composition) stand out, always in the balance between virtuosity and more crepuscular mood." [AltrOck]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Rational-Diet---On-Phenomena-and-Existences__33-AltrOck-spc-014.aspx

Yugen-Iridule $18.00
Third album by this Italian 'difficult music' ensemble, who derive great pleasure in presenting for your ears what Frank Zappa referred to as "The Black Page" (i.e. musical scores so filled with notes that it appears as a sea of black ink)!
"Iridule pushes on the most abstract language derived from the avant-garde music of the Twentieth century (Ligeti, Xenakis, Nancarrow), but also on a typically rock rhythmical drive, thanks to a more aggressive drum-and-bass section and to heavier and multi-faceted sound, on the edge between Henry Cow, King Crimson and Frank Zappa, with the further novelty of the voice. You won’t miss, as in Labirinto d’acqua, great dynamical ranges, a scrupulous tymbrical research, an even more articulated and stratified rhythmical detail. Important guests as Elaine Di Falco, Dave Willey, Mike Johnson, Dave Kerman (practically speaking, the whole of Thinking Plague!), Guy Segers (Univers Zero), Michele Epifani (Areknames) and others make a kaleidoscopic and astonishing album." [AltrOck]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Yugen---Iridule__33-AltrOck-spc-013.aspx

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Various Artists-Aufbruche! 4 x CD box set with 32 page booklet $50.00
Back in stock!
"The Umsonst & Draussen festival has been an ongoing free festival in Vlotho, Germany since the mid-70s. Its still quite active. There were 4 very rare double album live compilations from each festival starting in 1975. This 4CD box set collects all of the music from the 4 albums and comes with an extensive booklet (written in German) with lots of pictures of naked people covered in mud. The festival was tied in with Schneeball Records and featured a number of their bands. I can't tell you that I've heard of half of the bands covered on this compilation but here is who I know and will be of interest to you: Embryo, Missus Beastly, Munju, Aera, Real Ax Band, Sparifankal, Es, Checkpoint Charlie, and Moira. Without a translation I'm feeling around in the dark a bit but it seems that the festival was started by Hans-Joachim Patz who has a band called Hammerfest. He must have been one of the founders since Hammerfest is all over this set! Luckily this band slays! I'm talkin' killer guitar freak out jams. Don't know if Hammerfest ever released any albums but they should have! Ever hear of Jack Bone Group? Atzen Wehmeyer or Buttergasse? What about Einhorn or Skyline? Me either but I can't wait to dig in and find out...This box set is a pure labor of love."-Ken Golden [Sireena]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Various-Artists---Aufbruche-4-x-CD-box-set-with-32-page-booket__SIREENA-spc-2038.aspx

Curt Cress Clan-Curt Cress Clan $18.00
This is the first time that this band's one and only album has been released on CD. Fondly remembered by fans of the 70s fusion sound, Curt was the drummer for Passport during their best period. The album was released in 1976 and it featured Curt Cress (drums, percussion), Dave King (bass), Volker Kriegel (guitars), Kristian Schultze (keyboards), Ack van Rooyen (flugelhorn). IMO, this isn't as great as the best Passport albums, but fans of that band, as well as that sound, will be thrilled that this is finally available again, 35 years later! [Sirena]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Cress--Curt---Curt-Cress-Clan__19-Sirena-spc-2073.aspx

Dreamtime-Double Trouble 2 x CDs + NTSC (all region) DVD $31.00
Very limited edition of only 500 copies made; Mike says that that's it for this one, so don't wait too long...
"Dreamtime is an international quintet comprised of Welshman Nick Evans, trombone; American ex-pat Jim Dvorak, trumpet; Italian Roberto Bellatalla, bass, and Brits Gary Curson, alto sax; Jim Lebaigue, drums. Their collective musicality is an infectious display of extroverted composition and energetic jazz improvisation, all wrapped up and torn down in the borderless spirit that is Dreamtime. This is a so-called jazz band that reaches for music "beyond the notes" and succeeds with exquisite panache. CD1 presents a stunning set by the quintet before an appreciative audience at the 1984 Bracknell Jazz Festival, as introduced by compere Lol Coxhill. CD2 lets us experience a rare 1991 recording of the Dreamtime quintet doubled up with friends: Paul Rutherford, trombone; Paul Dunmall, tenor, baritone saxophone; Kevin Davy, trumpet; Marcio Mattos, bass, and Mark Sanders, drums. Here is a powerful capture of music-making as back of the neck hair-raising as you would hope. To bring the Dreamtime into a multi-sensory realm, disc 3 is a  DVD of a very watchable, 25' amateur film made at London's 100 Club in 2006. Here the sextet, including pianist Keith Tippett, play homage to their late friend, Elton Dean." [Reel Recordings]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Dreamtime---Double-Trouble-2-x-CDs--plus--DVD__05-Reel-spc-Recordings-spc-018-020.aspx

Fantasy-Paint a Picture (expanded) $18.00
"This sophisticated collection of Mellotron-fuelled progressive rock originally appeared in the UK only in December of 1973. It sank without a trace, and is now one of the rarest albums of the era. It's presented here complete with their ultra-rare non-LP 45, and notes explaining the band's history, making it a must for fans of classic British prog."
"Along with Spring and Cressida, Fantasy was one of the classic bands in the soft, symphonic and melodic vein of early British progressive rock. Paint... was unfortunately the only album they managed to get out while they still existed, but in return, the whole album is a true delight! Very beautiful, melodic and atmospheric with great songwriting from the first to the last track."-Vintageprog.com  [Aurora]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Fantasy---Paint-a-Picture-(expanded)__05-Aurora-spc-001.aspx

Fatal Fusion-Land of the Sun $12.00
"Here's one that will sit on top of the pile o' discs for awhile. Fatal Fusion is a new progressive rock quintet from Norway. Yet another excellent band from a country that just seems to always have the prog mojo workin'. This time its workin' overtime! Land Of The Sun features a mixture of symphonic prog and classic rock with some other influences like blues and latin rock creeping in. Swirling organ, luscious mellotron and phat analog synth are ever present. My main criticism of the band is that vocalist Knut Grontvedt doesn't appear to be the right man for the job. He can definitely sing but he has a bluesy vibe that at times I find incongruous with the music. Sometimes it works fine and sometimes not as well. I'm just nitpicking here since overall I find this to be a striking success. The album closes out with two epic tracks including the 15 minute instrumental closer "Out To The Fields" - a stone cold killer that strongly brings up memories of a Grobschnitt cosmic space jam. Highly recommended."-Ken Golden [FF]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Fatal-Fusion---Land-of-the-Sun__FF-spc-01.aspx

Glass-Spectrum Principle $14.00
"Glass, the Northwest progressive rock/symphonic rock trio, has been around since the very early '70s, the very heyday of progressive rock. In that time we've seen the term "progressive" applied to an awful lot of bands who do little more than parrot their favorite bands. Not Glass. They have had a distinct and identifiable sound all their own for more than 40 years. It's difficult to put into words, but driving rhythms, anthemic grandeur and a vast array of moods and sounds all play a part. Multi-keyboardist and composer Greg Sherman writes some of the most beautiful, yet surprising, tonal progressions you'll find anywhere (pun intended). His brother Jeff Sherman on bass provides the rock bottom foundation and, on "Spectrum Principle," also a welcome return of his classical guitar stylings. Rounding out the trio -- and the star of this new disc -- is drummer Jerry Cook, who produced and conceived this album as a coherent whole. Jerry's always been the visionary in the group, with his huge drumkit and percussion array and even more grandiose ideas. On "Spectrum Principle" the Sherman brothers gave him free rein to let his imagination run wild. The result is an album that moves seamlessly between progressive rock (featuring Mellotron, Hammond organ, electric piano, synthesizers and bass guitar) and out-of-this-world collages of tape loops, whale and dolphin sounds, percussion workouts and occasionally cryptic spoken passages by Jerry which puzzle as well as inspire the listener. "Spectrum Principle" pushes the envelope, sounding at once like both a logical continuation of Glass's trademarked sound and a radical new expansion of possibilities. It is an album which requires several listens to grasp, a journey with several views of the horizon. In a world where nothing much new has happened in music for decades, it is a reminder that "progressive rock" should always progress."-Robert Carlberg [Musea]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Glass---Spectrum-Principle__Musea-spc-4854.aspx

Grobschnitt-2008 Live 2010 - 2 x CDs $21.00
Brand new double live set from Grobschnitt. Included is a complete live version of Rockpommel's Land as well as many other vintage greats. They still have that sound and fans will be really happy with this one. [Sirena]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Grobschnitt---2008-Live-2010---2-x-CDs__Sirena-spc-2077.aspx

Stephen Micus-Bold As Light $18.00
Stephan Micus; raj nplaim, bass zither, chord zither, bavarian zither, nohkan, shô, voice, kalimba, shakuhachi, sinding.
“The idea of sitting down at a table and making a composition on paper is totally foreign to me. To come up with a piece of music, I have to make the sound myself, have the instruments in my hands.”
"Stephan Micus (1953) has a special and intense relationship with the countless instruments he plays. Many of the instruments, a number of which come from Asia or Africa, represent age-old musical traditions, some of them dying out while others have congealed into the stuff of museum exhibits. But in Micus’ hands they come alive again. He experiments with new sound possibilities and often plays the instruments in ways other than those he was taught by local masters during his distant travels. Improvising, he comes up with the most surprising combinations of instruments, whose melodic lines he plays separately into a multi-track recorder. The resulting polyphonic structures are staggeringly and mysteriously beautiful.
Micus’ three main sound protagonists in Bold As Light are the raj nplaim (a free-reed pipe made of bamboo) from Laos, the nohkan (a bamboo flute) from Japan, and the many male voices, which, of course, are all sung by Micus himself. With this CD -the nineteenth for ECM- , the impressive discography Stephan Micus has built up continues unabated, each time with new and unique music." [ECM]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Micus--Stephan---Bold-as-Light__28-ECM-spc-2173.aspx

Roscoe Mitchell/The Note Factory-Far Side $18.00
Roscoe Mitchell saxophones, flutes
Corey Wilkes trumpet, flugelhorn
Craig Taborn piano
Vijay Iyer piano
Harrison Bankhead cello, double-bass
Jaribu Shahid double-bass
Tanni Tabbal drums
Vincent Davis drums
"Live at the Burghausen Jazz Festival 2007. One of the great conceptualists and musical architects of the post-Coltrane era with his band of paired instrumentalists. Two drummers, two bassists, two terrific pianists, and the composer himself and young AACM lion Corey Wilkes out front. Roscoe’s writing for the group is by turns complex and rigorously-controlled and freewheeling and wide open, with space for interaction and strong solos." [ECM]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Mitchell--Roscoe---Far-Side__28-ECM-spc-2087.aspx

Trygve Seim/Andreas Utnem-Purcor $18.00
Trygve Seim tenor and soprano saxophones
Andreas Utnem piano, harmonium
"Modestly subtitled “Songs for saxophone and piano”, this recording quietly covers a lot of ground, with repertoire including new musical settings of parts of the Mass, folk songs, theatre music, improvisations, and a new version of Seim’s softly-breathing tune “Bhavana” (first heard on “Different Rivers”). “Purcor” is the first recorded documentation of a duo that already has a 14 year history. In the mid 1990s pianist-composer Andreas Utnem, working with Norway’s Church City Mission foundation, invited saxophonist Seim to join him for selected church services, improvising around variations on the psalms and playing some of his compositions and Trygve’s. In time, this developed into an informal regular ‘gig’ and in 2008 the players decided it was time to record the special music they had shaped along the way. “Purcor” was recorded at Tøyen Kirke, a church in the older part of Oslo. The album is a thoughtful and reflective album, of great charm." [ECM]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Seim--TrygveAndreas-Utnem---Purcor__28-ECM-spc-2186.aspx

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Recent reviews (or recently *discovered* reviews) of Cuneiform artists and titles (in English only):

THE CLAUDIA QUINTET
http://thejazzbreakfast.wordpress.com/2010/09/02/disc-of-the-day-02-09-10/

FAST 'N' BULBOUS
http://thejazzbreakfast.wordpress.com/2009/10/16/disc-of-the-day-16-10-09/

THE MICROSCOPIC SEPTET
http://www.allmusic.com/album/friday-the-13th-the-micros-play-monk-r1963457/review

http://www.laweekly.com/events/the-joel-forrester-and-philip-johnston-duo-1117972/

http://www.laweekly.com/2010-11-18/music/music-picks-tift-merritt-clinic-microscopic-septet/2/

JASON ROBINSON
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=37863

http://www.audaud.com/article?ArticleID=8170

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=37846

WADADA LEO SMITH
http://stlbeacon.org/arts-life/music/106220-preview-of-wadad-leo-smith-concert

http://thejazzbreakfast.wordpress.com/2010/02/08/disc-of-the-day-08-02-10/

UNIVERS ZERO
http://www.thesilentballet.com/dnn/Reviews/tabid/54/ctl/Details/mid/438/ItemID/3162/Default.aspx

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You can always see which of our artists are on tour and get the links to the venues at:
http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/tours.html
or
http://my.calendars.net/cuneiform/
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ALGERNON
November 19 - Martyrs' - 3855 N. Lincoln Ave. - Chicago, IL (with The Hue and District 97

CHEER-ACCIDENT
November 18 - Camel - 1621 W. Broad St.- Richmond, VA

November 19 - Hunter-Gatherer - 900 Main St - Columbia, SC - 10PM, $5

November 20 - tba -  Knoxville, TN ??

November 21 - tba  Bloomington, IN ??


IDEAL BREAD
December 15 - Cornelia Street Cafe - 29 Cornelia St.- New York, NY - $10 / 8:00 and 9:30 pm

December 16 - The Rotunda - 4014 Walnut St. - Philadelphia, PA - free / 8:00 pm

LED BIB
November 27 - The Shed - Brawby, Malton, UK

THE MICROSCOPIC SEPTET
December 2 - Birdland - 315 W 44th St - New York NY 10036 (212) 581 3080
$20 (in advance or at door) 6:00 pm (early show!)

December 11 - The Hotel Gershwin - 7 East 27th St - New York NY 10016 - 8:00 pm - at least two sets - (212) 545 8000 - $25.00 at the door (no advance sales)

ALSO: The Microscopic Septet's co-leaders, JOEL FORRESTER (piano, keyboards) and PHILLIP JOHNSTON (sax) are touring the West Coast as a duo to perform music by the Microscopic Septet. (not quite the Micros but pretty close! - and you get appearances on the west coast! Playing Micros material - this is a very rare treat)

November 21 - Cafe Metropol - 923 East 3rd St. - Los Angeles, CA - 12:00 noon - 2:30 pm

November 21 - Tango del Rey - 3567 Del Rey St - San Diego, CA - 8:00 pm

November 26 - The Hillside Club - Berkeley, CA

RICHARD PINHAS
December 17 - Hong Lee Team Mgr - Media Research - Nam Jun Paik Art Center - Seoul, South Korea

February 8 - Renne, France

POSITIVE CATASTROPHE
November 21 - Jazz Gallery - 290 Hudson St. - NYC, NY - 3:30 pm workshop, 5:00 pm open rehearsal, 7:30 pm performance

January 16 - Jazz Gallery - 290 Hudson St. - NYC, NY - 3:30 pm workshop, 5:00 pm open rehearsal, 7:30 pm performance

January 21 - Issue Project Room - 232 Third Street, Third Floor - Brooklyn, NY - 8:30 pm

February 19 - Jazz Gallery - 290 Hudson St. - NYC, NY - 3:30 pm workshop, 5:00 pm open rehearsal, 9:00 and 10:30 pm performance

REVOUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE
November 20 - Ken Field and Swedish musicians play the music of the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble - Folketshus - Trollhättan, Sweden


ED PALERMO BIG BAND
December 8  - Iridium - 1650 Broadway (at 51st. St.), New York, NY  10019 - 212-582-2121 - 8:00 & 10:00 pm

December 10 - The Falcon - 1348 Rt. 9W, Marlboro, NY - 845-236-7970 -

ROSWELL RUDD
November 20 - City Winery - 155 Varrick St - New York, NY (212) 608 - 0555 (Roswell's 75th birthday celebration with his Trombone Tribe ensemble and many guests! Happy birthday, Roswell!!!)


WADADA LEO SMITH
November 20 - Library of Congress - Washington, DC (free!)

ZEVIOUS
huge entire USA tour (well, they may have to skip Boise) - mid March - mid April, 2011. watch for more info here as we get it

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To see Artist News by musicians who have recorded for Cuneiform - provided to us by the musicians themselves and updated every four months, go to:
http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/artistnews.html


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Rest in Peace:

Henryk Gorecki (hugely acclaimed Polish classical composer)

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Thank you!

-Coming Soon (or not soon, but eventually, so please be patient!)-
(For updates of new items in stock, watch these mailings or check the NEW ARRIVALS section!) :
PETER BAUMAN- Romance '76 -Transharmonic Nights (available again for the 1st time in many, many years)
SERGE BRINGOLF/STRAVE-Strave (great, fairly obscure zeuhl/jazz-rock album from 1980 from France by a large ensemble. I consider this one of the treasures of French zeuhl and it's really underknown and appreciated. Being reissued by Soleil Zeuhl, of course and if you don't know this one, you are really in for a treat!)
CALOMITO-Cane di Schiena
CASSIBER (box set with a live DVD as well as unreleased material on CD along with the four albums we already know and love)
CHEER-ACCIDENT-#17 (what more need be said?)
VARIOUS ARTISTS- Compendium Records – Norway`s First Progressive Record Store & Label 1974-1977  CD or 2 x lps (collection of one track from each of the Compendium releases - many of them on CD for the very first time)
DREAMTIME-Double Trouble 2 x CDs (quintet live at Bracknell in 83 and double quintet live at the Swan 91)
FACTOR BURZACO-II (new album on AltrOck)
FAR CORNER #3
GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA (album #3)
GUTBUCKET-Flock (album #5)
LED BIB-Bring Your Own (album #5)
THE MUFFINS-Palindrome (3rd new studio album since their 90s reformation!)
PLANETA IMAGINARIO-Optical Delusions (wonderfull 3rd album by this great Catalan jazz/rock band. Warm melodies, Canterbury-styled jazz/rock rhythm section and tasteful large band arrangements, all recorded by Bob Drake for a great, live ensemble feel and sound.
SOFT MACHINE LEGACY-Relegation of Pluto/Live in Germany
JOHN SURMAN-Flashpoint: NDR Jazz Workshop 1969 CD + DVD (amazing, clear and crisp, black and white footage of John Surman with a ten piece band (Malcolm Griffiths, Alan Jackson, Erich Kleinschuster , Harry Miller, Mike Osborne, Fritz Pauer, Ronnie Scott, Alan Skidmore, Kenny Wheeler)in April, 1969. One of the most amazing documents of Brit jazz in its late 60s prime ever! This will blow minds.)
VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR-A Grounding in Numbers (3rd album since their 00's reformation!)

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Here's what has come in in the last week - either new releases or restockings of items that have been unavailable:

The entire AMBIANCES MAGNETIQUES label is on sale! 30% off! The prices shown are the sale prices. While they last.
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Departments/Featured-Labels/Ambiances-Magnetiques.aspx

The 13th Floor Elevators-The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators (expanded/remastered/digibook) 2 x CDs $17.00
One of the originators of psychedelic music, this beautifully packaged digibook has the first 'digital reissue of the original 1966 mono lp', the 'first-ever release of the original 1966 stero mix in the band's intended running order' and unreleased extra material (five songs).
"Did the 13th Floor Elevators invent psychedelic rock? Aficionados will be debating that point for decades, but if Roky Erickson and his fellow travelers into inner space weren't there first, they were certainly close to the front of the line, and there are few albums from the early stages of the psych movement that sound as distinctively trippy -- and remain as pleasing -- as the group's groundbreaking debut, The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators. In 1966, psychedelia hadn't been around long enough for its clichés to be set in stone, and Psychedelic Sounds thankfully avoids most of them; while the sensuous twists of the melodies and the charming psychobabble of the lyrics make it sound like these folks were indulging in something stronger than Pearl Beer, at this point the Elevators sounded like a smarter-than-average folk-rock band with a truly uncommon level of intensity. Roky Erickson's vocals are strong and compelling throughout, whether he's wailing like some lysergic James Brown or murmuring quietly, and Stacy Sutherland's guitar leads -- long on melodic invention without a lot of pointless heroics -- are a real treat to hear. And nobody played electric jug quite like Tommy Hall...actually, nobody played it at all besides him, but his oddball noises gave the band a truly unique sonic texture. If you want to argue that psychedelia was as much a frame of mind as a musical style, it's instructive to compare the recording of "You're Gonna Miss Me" by Erickson's earlier band, the Spades, to the version on this album -- the difference is more attitudinal than anything else, but it's enough to make all the difference in the world. (The division is even clearer between the Spades' "We Sell Soul" and the rewrite on Psychedelic Sounds, "Don't Fall Down"). The 13th Floor Elevators were trailblazers in the psychedelic rock scene, and in time they'd pay a heavy price for exploring the outer edges of musical and psychological possibility, but along the way they left behind a few fine albums, and The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators remains a potent delight."-Mark Deming/All Music Guide [Snapper]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/13th-Floor-Elevators---The-Psychedelic-Sounds-of-The-13th-Floor-Elevators-(expandedremastered)-2-x-CDs-in-digibook-format__25-SNP-CD-616.aspx

Amphyrite-Amphyrite $23.00
"The French trio Amphyrite was from Villefranche-sur-Saône, a town close to Lyon. They played an entirely instrumental progressive rock with electric guitar, bass, and drums, which reminds a bit of the early Guru Guru. Their sound, not calm and contemplative like Ash Ra Tempel, is in a constant flickering movement. Their one and only LP "Amphyrite" (Les Disques Le Maintec Bernard KO/750707) was released in 200 copies on a very small label in 1973. Today the LP has a collectors' value of 1000 €. Hans Pokora lists it with the highest possible rating of six units. In 2003, the LP was re-released legally on Amber Soundroom; the 500 copies are sold out since long. The CD here on hand has a substantial booklet in German, English, and French, with an extensive band story, including label repros and photographs of the band." [Garden of Delights/Thors Hammer]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Amphyrite---Amphyrite__18-GOD-spc-TH-spc-005.aspx

Ginger Baker's Airforce-Live 1970 NTSC (all region) DVD $16.00
Quite a shocking thing to see emerge 40 years later. This is the fairly short-lived, African/jazz-influenced follow-up group that Ginger had after Cream and Blind Faith. Recorded for Beat Club, like the great Weather Report release, this features the entire studio TV performance that's over 50' long, not just the small portion that was shown on TV. Excellent quality release!
"This studio date was the only one played by the band in October 1970 and would be the final concert in Germany for the Airforce band before they split. The performance captured by the cameras features Sunshine Of Your Love both as part of an extended jam which included Early In The Morning a featured track from the first Airforce album and also later in the set as a stand alone performance and 12 Gates Of The City a Graham Bond composition which featured on the second Airforce album. The total running time of this performance is over fifty minutes and for transmission on the 20th October 1970 the decision was made to edit the performance and therefore the great majority of this historic and rare television appearance has remained in the vaults. Ginger Baker remains a hugely influential artist and as such commands a massive fan base most of whom will be interested in this rarely seen archive performance." [Gonzo]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Baker--GingerAirforce---Live-1970__21-HST-spc-035.aspx

Ravi Coltrane-In Flux (special) $8.00
Excellent release by Ravi (sax) and band; Luis Perdomo-piano, Drew Gress-bass, EJ Strickland-drums. Is he his father reincarnated? Is he breaking ground the same way his father did? The answer to both of these questions is no, but he is a fine player and this is a fine, contemporary jazz album; nicely recorded and superbly played with a lot of passion.
"On his fourth studio effort, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane charts a softly expansive, reverently adventurous course that by no means shatters expectations, but never fails to impress. Quietly plugging away at his career, never exploiting his family name and focusing exclusively on deeply intellectual, harmonically complex post-bop, the least you can feel when listening to Coltrane is respect. He's not the "edgiest" player you'll hear, but such tracks as "Variations III" and "Scram Vamp" find Coltrane delving headlong into bumptious, sometimes "skronky" rubato pieces that flirt with free jazz. The sound is reminiscent of early Branford Marsalis whose soprano sax sound also comes to mind on the playful "Coincide." Other tracks such as the romantic and moody "Away" find Coltrane ruminating on his most direct influences, the dusky Joe Henderson and the cerebral Wayne Shorter. Having deftly avoided comparisons to his iconic father in the past, it is pleasing to hear some deeply spiritual cues in his direction as on the expansive opening cut "The Message" in which Coltrane's delicate sax arpeggios recall A Love Supreme. While Coltrane's tenor takes centerstage, the overall concept on In Flux is a group aesthetic that gains strength from the sensitive interplay between pianist Luis Perdomo, bassist Drew Gress and drummer E.J. Strickland."-Matt Collar/All Music Guide [Free World]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Coltrane--Ravi---In-Flux-(special)__23-FW-spc-5002.aspx

Sonny Criss-Criss Craft $5.00 (special)
"This is one of the very best Sonny Criss albums. The distinctive altoist, who is here joined by guitarist Ray Crawford, pianist Dolo Coker, bassist Larry Gales, and drummer Jimmie Smith, is in prime form on a lengthy "The Isle of Celia," (written by Horace Tapscott), Benny Carter's "Blues in My Heart," the boppish blues "Crisscraft," and two shorter pieces. Criss, who had not recorded as a leader in six years, was really ready for this session, making this his definitive set to get."-Scott Yanow/All Music Guide
"Sonny Criss displays his finest saxophone playing ever on this incredible recording. Starting from the Horace Tapscott composition, Isle of Celia, through to the burning Crisscraft, Criss is in complete command of his masterful jazz playing. His solo on Blues of My Heart is an excursion into the dark, blue side of his emotions which Sonny has always been honest enough to reveal, and his interpretation of the classic All Night Long is further proof of Criss's special abilties to capture the essence of a song, from the inside out. This recording, made just a few years prior to Sonny's untimely death in 1977, is further proof that Sonny Criss stands alone as the premier jazz alto saxophonist of our time." [Savoy]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Criss--Sonny---Criss-Craft-(special)__11-Savoy-spc-17246.aspx

Current 93-Judas as Black Moth (remaster) 2 x CDs $12.00
Now out of print and unavailable and beginning to be a bit rare 2 CD compilation of the 'best' of Current 93, all compiled and mastered by David Tibet.
"Compiled by Current 93 mastermind David Tibet, this two-disc 2005 collection surveys much of the prolific British alternative act's 1990s catalogue, focusing on the brooding folk-influenced aspect of their sound, and largely steering clearof their heavier industrial-tinged aesthetic. Highlights include a haunting rendition of "All the Pretty Little Horses"that features guest vocals by kindred spirit Nick Cave, thesinister "Lucifer Over London", and the eerie "Red HawthornTree". The set serves an excellent companion to Emblems, another double-disc offering that explores Current 93's earlier output, and it also works as a relatively accessible introduction to this long-running U.K. band." [Castle]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Current-93---Judas-as-Black-Moth-(remaster)-2-x-CDs__02-Castle-spc-1160.aspx

Exmagma-Exmagma/Goldball $19.00
Exmagma were a mostly instrumental crazy German jazz/rock trio of Thomas Baluff (organ & piano), Andy Goldner (guitar, bass, alto sax) and Fred Braceful (drums). They recorded one very rare and quite strange 1st album that had elements of fusion but was more just weird than anything else, and their 2nd, more progressive fusion album, which I've always been extremely fond of. Here are both released on CD for the 1st and and togetherin complete form and taken from the master tapes and even including a short history of the band. By the way, their original name was Magma, and then they found out about the more famous French band Magma - so they changed their name! Highly recommended! [Daily]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Exmagma---ExmagmaGoldball__18-Daily-spc-3001.aspx

Exmagma-3 $19.00
"The famous lost Exmagma album finally on the loose! What a long strange trip it has been... As one of the hand-selected chosen few who own a tape copy for a couple of years, it’s as much a great joy as it is a relief to live to see a proper (though 3 decades delayed) release of the masterpiece of one of the most inventive Krautbands and one of Konrad Plank’s best ever production jobs. If you’ve ever seen the band on stage you knew that the problem with the exmagma-vinyl always was double trouble. The time limitations of an lp prevented them from showing the full spectrum of their potential and both their albums were rare as hen’s teeth, as the first one wasn’t much more than a private pressing on the tiny Neusi label and the second an equally limited French-only release on the obscure Urus label more or less unavailable in their homeland. The third album, intended as a double-LP, is their most mature and representative release. While all the influences from Hendrix via Soft Machine to "Bitches Brew"-Miles Davis are still intact, the band had now developed a great abilityin songwriting and singing, as opposed to their former strictly instrumental recordings which sometimes made it hard for the average rock customer. But it’s amazing how cleverly contrasting the whole project is puzzled together. Whenever you start thinking: "wow, exmagma gets commercial!", they strike back with one of their experimental soundscapes and, listening to it in its entirety, it always reminds me of the idea behind "Ummagumma". But I can’t help it: it’s a lot more fun. It’s not Kraut, it’s not Rock, it’s not Jazz, it’s not Avantgarde. It’s all of that. But the result is much bigger than the sum of the parts. Don’t miss it!"-Allen Voran [Daily Records]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Exmagma---3__18-DAILY-spc-1318.aspx

Henry Flynt-Graduation and Other New Country and Blues Music $6.00 (special)
"Henry Flynt - philosopher, student of Pran Nath, a central figure in the early propaganda actions of the George Maciunas led Fluxus activities in the early 60s, four time sit in performer with the Velvet Underground, author of Blueprint For a Higher Civilization and various spirited broadsides against Stockhausen, 12 tone music, and the cultural dominion of European art -- presents us with Graduation some 21 years after its originally scheduled (and scrapped) release. Graduation is the culmination of several years of solo exploration and chance ensemble opportunities to realize his own personal vision of an avant-hillbilly American ethnic music cast out of the mixed up mold of Indian classical, bluegrass, funk, blues, and psychedelia. The result is a perfectly realized trucking and trancing outsider sound world. From the alternately twisted and comical political anthem of the opening title track, Pran Nath influenced vocal stylings, to the winsome hillbilly, cowboy raga, steel city boogie on the succeeding 6 group instrumentals, it is only too clear that Graduation has as much to do with classic southern jam rock as it does with the minimalism of downtown New York drone luminary, and Flynt ally, La Monte Young. The record takes a sudden turn on the album closer with the nearly 20 minute illuminatory audio program Celestial Power, an elemental, laid back head trip comprised of oscillating vibrato guitar churns that instantly monopolize your ears and spirit and bring you to a natural high. The nearly 80 minute collection was remastered from the original tapes, and features two classic photos of Flynt by the acclaimed photographer Peter Moore and updated track notes by Flynt." [Ampersand]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Flynt--Henry---Graduation-and-Other-New-Country-and-Blues-Music-(special)__11-Ampere-spc-8.aspx

Fred Frith-Eye To Ear 3 $13.00
"Fred Frith continues to be one of the most important composer/performers of his generation—a groundbreaking, genre busting musical master whose work ranges from improvisation to rock, classical, folk and more. The third volume of his film soundtrack music is his most diverse and accomplished work to date, and includes studio work from the past six years. Features some of the greatest musicians in the Bay Area music scene."
Wu Fei: Gu Zheng
Fred Frith: Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Home-made Instruments
Heather Heise: Piano, Melodica
Carla Kihlstedt: Violin, Nyckelharpa
Tilman MÜller: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Sheela Bringi: Bansuri
Ada Gosling: Violin
Gino Robair: Percussion
Bernd Settelmeyer: Percussion, Waterphone [Tzadik]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Frith--Fred---Eye-to-Ear-3__TZ-spc-7521.aspx

Jimi Hendrix-Live at Berkeley - May 20, 1970, 2nd show $7.00 (special)
Now this is one of the great, oft-bootlegged Jimi shows. I remember getting a cassette copy of this from a friend 20 years ago with the words "THE SHOW" excitedly scribbled on the top of the tape! And he was correct. This is one of the finer shows of late period Jimi, doing songs from his upcoming "New Rising Sun" album, which, of course, he never lived to quite finish. Not sure why Experience Hendrix only released the second show of this date (although it is the best of the two shows), but this is a great, great show. Newly remixed from the original, professional multi-track tapes, this comes in a nice digipack with a 24 page, full color booklet with photos and notes. Highly recommended, especially at this price. Note - these copies are perfect and unmarked. [Experience Hendrix]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Hendrix--Jimi---Live-at-Berkeley---May-20--1970--2nd-show-(special)__02-Experience-spc-Hendrix-spc-1102.aspx

Doug Hilsinger/Caroleen Beatty-Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy $7.00
"Rock vocalist/chanteuse Caroleen Beatty (Bedlam Rovers/Waycross/Jon Langford) meets up with multi-instrumentalist Doug Hilsinger (Bomb/Bill Laswell/LD Beghtol of Magnetic Fields) for a complete re-interpretation of Brian Eno's 1974 classic Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy. Hilsinger's instrumental strategy (no keyboards, synths or samplers are used on the recording) melds with Beatty's expressive voice to create an organic, original take on one of Eno's greatest works. Eno's already heard it and remarked 'I was very moved by your versions of my songs...It's strange and enlightening...I enjoyed your version of my LP.'"
"A true labor of love from two very talented musicians. I cannot recommend this disc enough to any Eno fan. As a matter of fact, TTMBS (the original) should be re-released as a double disc set to include this disc. After my 30+ years of listening to the original, Doug and Caroleen have managed to recreate the entire album with creativity, beauty and balance. I would have thought this to be an impossible feat, but I have to say the songs have been recreated beautifully without the type of upstaging that Bauhaus used in their cover of Third Uncle. Great job in the layering of the multi-tracks, interesting choice of musical instruments, wonderfully rendered vocals and a heart of it's own. I can't imagine not owning this disc. Highly recommended to Eno fans! I would just love to see this performed live!"-Michael Taggart [DBK]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Hilsinger--DougCaroleen-Beatty---Taking-Tiger-Muntain-By-Strategy-(special)__11-DBK-spc-111.aspx

Jakko M. Jakszyk-The Bruised Romantic Glee Club 2 x CDs $20.00
Available again after going out of print shortly after its release - don't let it get away from you again! A very good album of songs of varying moods by guitarist/vocalist Jakko, who has operated on the edge of the Canterbury scene for years. His own material is quite good and where else will you hear an album of covers including Nirvana for Mice? Only here, pal!
"He’s been around for three decades, but British guitarist/multi-
instrumentalist/vocalist Jakko M. Jakszyk has operated below the radar for the most part. His biggest break in visibility was touring with Level 42 in the early 1990s, but in recent years he’s better-known as the guitarist/vocalist for the 21st Century Schizoid Band, a collective of King Crimson alumni who have revived material from that band’s early years. He’s also recorded material as a leader, but much of it remains unreleased, making The Bruised Romantic Glee Club, his first proper solo album, well worth the wait. While being in 21CSB requires him to be inherently Fripp-centric, Jakszyk grew up in England a fan of other progressive bands including Soft Machine, Hatfield and the North and Henry Cow. His songwriting and playing clearly reflect those influences, but the second disc of this two-disc set pays direct homage, where he covers material by Crimson, Henry Cow and Soft Machine. Jakszyk also enlists a who’s who of the British progressive scene, including Robert Fripp and Hugh Hopper, along with 21CSB-mates Ian MacDonald, Mel Collins and Ian Wallace. Perhaps most significant is Jakszyk’s recruitment of ex-Hatfield keyboardist Dave Stewart for over a third of the tracks, despite Stewart’s determined avoidance of the trappings of progressive rock for many years. The first disc focuses on Jakszyk’s own writing—a series of largely autobiographical songs whose complexity and diverse instrumentation place them firmly in the progressive camp, but with a refreshing pop sensibility and utter lack of pretension. Jakszyk’s voice conveys deeply felt emotions without resorting to extravagance or melodrama. The arrangements are detailed, but not at the expense of a melodism that reflects Jakszyk’s longstanding interest and occasional participation in the Canterbury scene. Jakszyk’s guitar work on this disc is even more impressive than his playing with 21CSB, because here he reveals more of himself. There are elements of Fripp, Allan Holdsworth and even a touch of Phil Miller, but all subsumed in an approach that leans towards greater overall lyricism. He’s a virtuosic player, capable of ranging from the powerful intensity of “Catley’s Ashes” to the David Sylvian-like ambience of “When We Go Home.” While “Pictures of an Indian City,” his Indian-inflected take on King Crimson’s “Pictures of a City,” is a little too clever for its own good, the rest of the cover material is surprisingly strong. Reverent but more polished than its source, Jakszyk reworks Fred Frith’s “Nirvana for Mice,” replacing horns with layers of guitars. Hearing Stewart tackle Soft Machine’s “As Long as He Lies Perfectly Still” makes one wish he’d get back in the game. Despite its bevy of guests, Jakszyk’s multilayered multi-instrumntalism keeps The Bruised Romantic Glee Club firmly focused. That we’re the sum total of our experiences is a given, but by blending his own work with interpretations of seminal influences, Jakszyk demonstrates how he has reached where he is today, in the clearest of terms."-John Kelman/All About Jazz [Inner Knot]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Jakszyk--Jakko-M---The-Bruised-Romantic-Glee-Club-2-x-CDs__17-633367773524.aspx

King Crimson-In the Wake of Poseidon: 40th Anniversary CD + DVD (expanded/remixed/remastered) $23.00
This is the new-new version of ITWOP, newly remixed by Steven Wilson with lots and lots of new things. The 1st CD has a new stereo mix made from the original multi-track tapes as well as three previously unreleased bonus tracks from the same sessions. The second DVD has the new 2010 versions in lossless stereo and in 5.1, as well as the original 1970 album remaster original master edition version of the album plus 7 additional bonus tracks (don't you want to hear takes 1, 5 and 15 of Groon? I did!). Phew. Lots and lots of stuff here. [Inner Knot]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/King-Crimson---In-the-Wake-of-Poseidon--40th-Anniversary-CD--plus--DVD-(expandedremixedremastered)__17-633367400222.aspx

King Crimson-Islands: 40th Anniversary CD + DVD (expanded/remixed/remastered) $23.00
This is the new-new version of Islands, newly remixed by Steven Wilson with lots and lots of new things. The CD has a new stereo mix made from the original multi-track tapes as well as a group of six additional tracks that make for a nearly complete alternate album of studio takes, run-throughs and mixes (only one remix - the rest are actual alternates). The most fascinating piece is the unreleased piece called "A Peacemaking Stint Unrolls". It has bits that later became "Lark's Tongues In Aspic, part 1" and  "Lament"; it's pretty clear that Ian Wallace is no Bill Bruford... The DVD has the new 2010 versions in lossless stereo and in 5.1, as well as the original album remaster original master edition version of the album plus 90 minutes (yes, that's 90 minutes - an hour an a half) of additional material, most of it never before heard! There are many alternate studio takes mixed from the original recording sessions specifically for this release. The material covers everything from early rehearsals of Pictures of a City (one of the final new songs performed by the 1969 lineup) to the previously unheard A Peacemaking Stint Unrolls (showcasing early ideas & elements that would appear in fully realised form on later KC albums), a fragment of Fripp playing the tune of Islands on a mellotron, a blistering live Sailor's Tale from the Zoom Club, a very, very cool rehearsal of Sailor's Tale with all the parts intact except that Bob play's all the melodies on piano(!!) & much more. This is a huge amount of material and this is absolutely well worth your nickels if you are interested in the Crimson King! [Inner Knot]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/King-Crimson---Islands--40th-Anniversary-CD--plus--DVD-(expandedremixedremastered)__17-633367400420.aspx

Christina Kubisch/Fabrizio Plessi-Tempo Liquido $6.00 [special]
First CD reissue of legendary collaboration between Christina Kubisch and Fabrizio Plessi.
"The performance started with a four-channel ambient sound that continued throughout the whole performance. Since I had no sampling possibilities at that time, all of the instruments were recorded solo in my studio on a Revox machine. The recordings -- one channel for each instrument -- were repeated several times in order to create a kind of 'mega-loop' and the final result was transferred to a four-channel-tape for the performance. The superimposition of the sequences of different durations generated continuous layers of sound with minimal variations: a music that could go on forever... Tempo Liquido was one of our most complex pieces, mixing life, performance, video images, different projections, and a multi-channel sound system. I loved to perform it. It was a collaboration where our individual artistic ideas and activities really integrated into a common experience."-Christina Kubisch [Ampersand]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Kubisch--ChristinaFabrizio-Plessi---Tempo-Liquido-(special)__11-Ampere-spc-10.aspx

Christina Kubisch/Fabrizio Plessi-Two and Two $6.00 (special)
"During her 25 year career, Berlin based sound artist Christina Kubisch has pioneered the creation of site-specific sound and light environments, sound sculptures and sound installations. The roots of her abstract sound realities began in the intense collaboration with Italian visual artist Fabrizio Plessi in 1973 and are presented here, in the first of two planned archival releases, with the performance piece Two And Two. Performed in Europe and the United States in the '70s, Two And Two was a live performance for two performers (Kubisch and Plessi), two video cameramen, a wall of monitors and uncommon objects and instruments. Throughout the performances, people were invited to walk around and observe the live action in real time as close up images of the performance were projected on video screens and unusual objects as sound sources -- a vibrator, water, swanee whistle, voice, contact microphone on ventilator, prepared alto flute, electronic metronome, waterjet on steeldrum -- were sonically 'blown up' through self invented systems of amplification. The resulting four pieces on this 1977 recording alternate between heavenly, rhythmically shifting drones to gamelan tinged blistering electronics that sound like distant, corrupted morse code dispatches. The entire album is an organic revelation of the discreet acoustic nature of everyday objects, intensely mechanical, startling and elemental. This edition features a 24 page booklet with new photographs of the performance, retrospective notes by Kubisch and an interview with Kubisch and Plessi from 1979." [Ampersand]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Kubisch--ChristinaFabrizio-Plessi---Two-and-Two-(special)__11-Ampere-spc-9.aspx

Nurse with Wound-Livin' Fear of James Last (remaster) 2 x CDs $12.00
Now out of print and unavailable and beginning to be a bit rare 2 CD compilation of the 'best' of NWW, all compiled and mastered by Steve Stapleton.
"Two CD set, a career defining collection from Nurse With Wound, which spans almost the entire existence of Stephen Stapleton's musical career. Features tracks from as far back as the early to mid-80's and branching out almost to the present day, this collection encompasses the many sublime and macabre musical and lyrical ideas that make up the world of NWW. Compiled and mastered by Nurse With Wound founder, Stephen Stapleton."
"The "sister" compilation to Current 93's Judas as Black Moth, Nurse With Wound's 2CD Livin' Fear of James Last attempts the impossible: It tries to capture the essence of the unclassifiable act in a mere 2CD set. The collection skips the early years and picks-up in the early '80s. Along with ignoring albums like Sylvie and Babs Hi-Fi Companion, a hilarious spoof of 1950s easy listening, and Soliloquy for Lilith, a melancholy classic, Livin' Fear of James Last doesn't represent every avenue the Nurse travels, but a newbie will get a fairly good picture of the sometimes dark and droning, sometimes quirky and knotty language this creak and squeak, one-man outfit favors. Chosen by that man, Steven Stapleton, Livin' Fear of James Last is smart enough to hint at the humor the tape-cutting, avant gardist is prone to drop, while the more organic and vocals-curious side of the man is represented by "The Strange Play of the Mouth," where a beautifully delivered siren song is slowly deconstructed by harsh edits. Enough is pulled from rare, hard-to-find albums to make this necessary for the fan, and the way Stapleton has edited and sequenced the tracks to make this a unique experience on its own deserves the fanatic's attention. Newcomers might still be thrown for a loop, depending on purchase number two, but a better, 2CD introduction to the strange world of Nurse With Wound is hard to imagine."-David Jeffries/All Music Guide [Castle]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Nurse-with-Wound---Livin-Fear-of-James-Last-(remaster)-2-x-CDs-(special)__02-Castle-spc-1161.aspx

Ozric Tentacles-Strangeitude (expanded/remastered) 2 x CDs in digibook format $15.00
One of the prime-period albums by this great modern space rock band. They are a fantastic, instrumental band , heavily influenced by You- era Gong, combined with their own definitive stamp. Some of the best spacey rock music has been created by the Ozrics. If you miss Gong, Pulsar, Hawkwind, etc., you will flip over them. This includes the original album plus a second, bonus, live disc. [Snapper]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Ozric-Tentacles---Strangeitude-(expandedremastered)-2-x-CDs-in-digibook-format__25-SNP-CD-956.aspx

Rush-Snakes & Arrows Live 3 x DVDs $6.00 (special)
This is a hugely expansive set covering the band during their 2007 tour. Excellent performance and visual/sound quality. Note: These copies are new and unplayed, but they are heavily marked overstock; the packages have a major cut through them and the discs themselves may have some dust on them from the cut. This isn't acceptable to give as a present (unless you really don't like the person) but if you want to get a multi-hour, multi-disc concert set at a ridiculous price, then this is the ticket. [Anthem]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Rush---Snakes-and-Arrows-Live-3-x-DVDs-(special)__02-Anthem-spc-1124.aspx

Upsilon Acrux-Live $15.00
Professionally recorded on October 29, 2009 by multi-track audio at the group's home base in L.A. the the wonderfully named club, "The Smell". This features the amazing Radian Futura 5 piece of dual guitarists Paul Lai and David Moggenberg, bassist Marty Sataman, Phil Cobb on Moog and drummer Chris Meszler. The sound is as as good as a recording in such a small place can be and this is as close to being there as you can be without being there! The music is performed shockingly masterfully; how do they do it? Is this sh*t humanly possible? I guess it is, because they do do it. The program is about 70' long and includes most of Radian Futura (yes, including the amazing, 30' "Transparent Seas"), a track off of Galapagos Momentum, a new song, and their crazy reworkings of Bicycle Race by Queen and La Caccia by Goblin. Highly recommended! [MPM]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Upsilon-Acrux---Live__MPM-spc-001CD.aspx

Upsilon Acrux Live NTSC (all region) DVD $17.00
Professionally filmed on October 29, 2009 by multiple cameras and multi-track audio at the group's home base in L.A. the the wonderfully named club, "The Smell". This features the amazing Radian Futura 5 piece of dual guitarists Paul Lai and David Moggenberg, bassist Marty Sataman, Phil Cobb on Moog and drummer Chris Meszler. The visuals and the sound are as good as a recording in such a small place can be and this is as close to being there as you can be without being there! The music is performed shockingly masterfully; how do they do it? Is this sh*t humanly possible? I guess it is, because they do do it. It's amazing to watch them concentrating and cranking out this fantastic material; David's head looks like it is going to snap off or at least be pulled out of alignment as he bobs it to keep time (since there are so many times going on at once, I can see why he's having to work so hard!). The program is about 70' long and includes most of Radian Futura (yes, including the amazing, 30' "Transparent Seas"), a track off of Galapagos Momentum, a new song, and their crazy reworkings of Bicycle Race by Queen and La Caccia by Goblin. Highly recommended! [MPM]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Upsilon-Acrux---Live-DVD__MPM-spc-001DVD.aspx

Uriah Heep-Salisbury (expanded/remaster) $6.00 (special)
Back in stock again; perfect unmarked copies of this remastered, expanded version of their hard rock/prog classic.
I don't know much about Heep, but I kept hearing that this was their best and most progressive album. It's simultaineously really good and a little bit funny; vocalist David Byron has that early 70s high vocal hard rock thing really down and the harmonies are also really good, as is the entire band (most notable are the guitar and organ work) - but it still bears a bit of a resemblence to Spinal Tap channeling early (Tony Banks era) Yes! This edition includes 7 bonus tracks and is the definitive CD edition of this album.
"'Salisbury' is certainly the most Prog album (if not the only one) that Uriah Heep has produced. In any case 'Salisbury' is the first absolute masterpiece of Uriah Heep. And frankly 'Salisbury' is also one of the first Prog album that I bought and loved! Ken Hensley finally can shout his organ, David Byron can use your voice as a musical instrument and Mick Box can do the minstrel... And all with a spontaneity... Really spontaneous! Certainly that 'Bird Of Prey' is a pure Power Metal (but in 1971 is correct to speak of Power Metal?) but it sounds more substantial than the songs of 'Very 'eavy... very 'umble'. 'The Park' is a dramatic acoustic ballad for organ and voice... In my opinion Byron and Hensley here create the 'Child In Time' of Uriah Heep! I love Byron's vocal lines in 'The Park', but also the acoustic rhythmic guitar by Mick Box is extreme exciting! More Heavy is 'Time To Live' with another great organ parts and wah wah guitar. 'Time To Live' is the more Heavy Metal song of 'Salisbury' and a another perfect track for David Byron's voice. The acoustic ballad 'Lady In Black' is another dramatic song for atmospheres... And the best song of 'Salisbury' because in this album is the song aged better. Sure 'Lady In Black' is a true hymn of 70's music! (P.s.: I must say again how is great David Byron?). 'High Priestess'... Is a very catchy song, despite the distorted guitars and a Rock Byron really dominate the song. That is one of most successful cavalcade of Heep. Finally 'Salisbury', a composition by Box, Byron and Hensley with bass and woodwind arranged by John Fiddy that present the best organ performed by Hensley. 'Salisbury' is the only Symphonic Prog composition of Heep. If woodwind and brass dominate the composition, it must be said that Hensley and Byron are not less. 'Salisbury', then, is a suite really heavy (even in melodic parts), dramatic but at the same time catchy.
Is 'Salisbury' a perfect album? Of course, 'Salisbury' is a perfect album. Also because it is aged extreme well. Perhaps because spontaneous' Salisbury 'is a magical album. All musicians (and not only them) give the best of themselves. And this feels. But if I have to be sincere, 'Salisbury' is also great because it is aged so well that the songs are so fresh and current that is difficult not to classify 'Salisbury' as a masterpiece."-progarchives [Sanctuary]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Uriah-Heep---Salisbury-(expandedremaster)-(special)__02-SMRC-spc-049.aspx

Horacio Vaggione-La Maquina de Cantar $6.00 (special)
"Horacio Vaggione's La Maquina de Cantar was released by Cramps as part of their Nova Musicha series. Vaggione is an Argentinian composer with a particular interest in granular synthesis and micromontage. The material here dates between 1971 and 1972 and is of the gloopy sci-fi spirally into oblivion variety. The title work predates his interest in micromontage, instead honing in on the synthesizing abilities of the IBM computer, giving way to heavily layered, reckless arpeggiation of synthetic textures. The second, aptly named "Ending", continues the sequenced madness, however on a Mini Moog and a Yamaha organ, opting for a spacier feel with a pulse that aims for the top of the head rather than the chest."
" The 17-minute "La Maquina de Cantar" (The Singing Machine) relies solely on an IBM computer. Produced in the early '70s, it features a lush synthesized tone and works by accretion. The music is looped and the composer slowly transforms the mass by adding and subtracting layers -- another variation on the process of composition through accumulation also explored by Robert Fripp (his Frippertronics albums of the late '70s and early '80s) and Pierre-André Arcand (his "macchina ricordi"). "Ending," also 17 minutes in duration, is a duet between Vaggione and Elizabeth Wiener, both playing Moog-type synthesizers. Here again they accumulate looping sequences to create hypnotic kaleidoscopes that recall Philip Glass' "Music in Twelve Parts," with a sound closer to Larry Fast's early albums under the project name Synergy. When everything stops at the 11th minute to make room for a chorale-type hymn, the proceedings get very close to Rick Wakeman's The Six Wives of Henry VIII -- except Wakeman would not have repeated the theme for six minutes, multiplying the synthesizer parts until they were a hair short of breaking into oversaturation. This is space music when it still had a place in the experimental field...."-François Couture/All Music Guide [Ampersand]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Vaggione--Horacio---La-Maquina-de-Cantar-(special)__11-Ampere-spc-11.aspx

Rick Wakeman-Journey to the Centre of the Earth NTSC (all region) DVD $13.00
"Live performance with the Philharmonic Orchestra in 1975, plus documentary of the tour featuring recently discovered footage. This spectacular 94-minute concert was recorded live with the Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra in 1975, at the Sidney Myer Concert Bowl in Melbourne, Australia. This mammoth sell-out concert to tens of thousands was at the end of the 'Journey Tour', to promote the album 'Journey To The Centre Of The Earth', which sold over 12,000,000 copies worldwide. The concert opens with the greatest hits from Rick's biggest selling album 'The Six Wives of Henry VIII', followed by the complete 'Journey' and also includes hits from his then-new album, 'King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table'. This is classic Rick Wakeman, one of the world's finest keyboard players, at the very pinnacle of his legendary progressive rock career." [MVD]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Wakeman--Rick---Journey-to-the-Centre-of-the-Earth-DVD__21-MVD-spc-5056.aspx

Matthew Welch-Blarvuster $13.00
"Matthew Welch is an exciting young composer, saxophonist and virtuoso piper who has discovered the hidden nexus of the Celtic and Balinese musical traditions. Matt’s second CD for Tzadik presents two exciting new projects: a beautifully orchestrated opera expanding on the language of minimalism with honesty and originality, and his dynamic touring band Blarvuster, which blends the complex skirls and rhythmic subtleties of the Highland pipes with a vibrant rock sensibility. Featuring the best out of yet another new generation of downtown musicians, this is lush and exotic new music from a fresh new compositional explorer."
Ches Smith: Drums, Glockenspiel
Tim Dahl: Bass Guitar
Mary Halvorson: Electric Guitar
Matthew Hough: Electric Guitar
Emily Manzo: Piano
Leah Paul: Piccolo, Flute, Alto Flute
Mike Pride: Drums, Vibraphone
Ian Riggs: Bass Guitar
Karen Waltuch: Viola [Tzadik]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Welch--Matthew---Blarvuster__TZ-spc-8077.aspx

John Zorn-Interzone $13.00
"ZORN'S LONG AWAITED TRIBUTE TO WILLIAM BURROUGHS! Femina, Dictée and Liber Novus were a triumphant return to the file card techniques Zorn developed in the early '80s, and mark a new renaissance of the form. Acclaimed as among Zorn’s greatest recent works, Interzone could be the best of the bunch! A fan of William Burroughs and Brion Gysin since his first encounter with their work in the late '60s, Zorn has often mentioned their cut up and fold-in literary techniques as influences on his speedy jump cut compositions. With Interzone he pays homage to the work and worlds of these two maverick twentieth century artists, jumping in classic style from genre to genre, scene to scene. Stopping along the way in seedy bars, Moroccan streets, mind control offices, carnival side shows and science fiction fantasies the music develops from moment to moment with the inevitability and power of Zorn's finest work. Featuring core players of Zorn's musical landscape, some whom have worked in file card units before, and others who are new to it, the piece is replete with drama and magic. An incredible and essential new world of epic proportions!"
Cyro Baptista: Percussion
Trevor Dunn: Basses
John Medeski: Keyboards
Ikue Mori: Electronics
Marc Ribot: Guitars, Banjo, Sintir, Cümbüs
Kenny Wollesen: Drums, Vibes, Chimes, Typani, Wollesonics, Percussion
John Zorn: Saxophone [Tzadik]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Zorn--John---Interzone__TZ-spc-7387.aspx

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MICROSCOPIC SEPTET
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AHLEUCHATISTAS
December 2 - el perro club - madrid spain

December 3 - rincon pio sound - don benito, spain

December 4 - el zorro - zaragoza, spain

December 6- ground zero - lyon, france

December 7 - Peniche Igelrock - Valenciennes, france

December 8 - les Cariatides - paris, france

December 9 - The Grand Wazoo - Amiens, France

December 10 - MS Stubnitz - Hamburg, Germany

December 12 - Ostiato Festival - c.k. Solnice, ceská 66 - ceské Budejovice - czech republic

December 15 - Az Conni - Dresden Germany

December 16 - United Club - Torino, Italy

December 17 - Cantina Mediterraneo - Frosinone, Italy

December 18 - Sinister Noise - Rome, Italy

December 19 - Centro di Aggregazione - Catanzaro, Italy

December 21 - vintola18 - bolzano, italy

December 22 - Clandestino - Faenza, Italy

IDEAL BREAD
December 15 - Cornelia Street Cafe - 29 Cornelia St.- New York, NY - $10 / 8:00 and 9:30 pm

December 16 - The Rotunda - 4014 Walnut St. - Philadelphia, PA - free / 8:00 pm

LED BIB
November 27 - The Shed - Brawby, Malton, UK

February 28 - Purcell Room - London, UK (record release show)

March 2 - The Harley - Sheffield, UK

March 3 - The Spin Off - Leeds, UK

March 4 – The Kazimier - Liverpool, UK

March 5 - Voodoo Rooms - Edinburgh, UK

March 6 - Centre for Contemporary Arts - Glasgow, Scotland, UK

March 9 - Dempsey's - Cardiff, Wales, UK

March 26 - Gateshead Jazz Festival - UK

THE MICROSCOPIC SEPTET
December 2 - Birdland - 315 W 44th St - New York NY 10036 (212) 581 3080
$20 (in advance or at door) 6:00 pm (early show!)

December 11 - The Hotel Gershwin - 7 East 27th St - New York NY 10016 - 8:00 pm - at least two sets - (212) 545 8000 - $25.00 at the door (no advance sales)

RICHARD PINHAS
December 17 - Hong Lee Team Mgr - Media Research - Nam Jun Paik Art Center - Seoul, South Korea

February 8 - Renne, France

POSITIVE CATASTROPHE
January 16 - Jazz Gallery - 290 Hudson St. - NYC, NY - 3:30 pm workshop, 5:00 pm open rehearsal, 7:30 pm performance

January 21 - Issue Project Room - 232 Third Street, Third Floor - Brooklyn, NY - 8:30 pm

February 19 - Jazz Gallery - 290 Hudson St. - NYC, NY - 3:30 pm workshop, 5:00 pm open rehearsal, 9:00 and 10:30 pm performance

ED PALERMO BIG BAND
December 8  - Iridium - 1650 Broadway (at 51st. St.), New York, NY  10019 - 212-582-2121 - 8:00 & 10:00 pm

December 10 - The Falcon - 1348 Rt. 9W, Marlboro, NY - 845-236-7970

ZEVIOUS
huge entire USA tour (well, they may have to skip Boise) - mid March - mid April, 2011. watch for more info here as we get it

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(For updates of new items in stock, watch these mailings or check the NEW ARRIVALS section!) :
PETER BAUMAN- Romance '76 -Transharmonic Nights (available again for the 1st time in many, many years)
SERGE BRINGOLF/STRAVE-Strave (great, fairly obscure zeuhl/jazz-rock album from 1980 from France by a large ensemble. I consider this one of the treasures of French zeuhl and it's really underknown and appreciated. Being reissued by Soleil Zeuhl, of course and if you don't know this one, you are really in for a treat!)
CALOMITO-Cane di Schiena
CASSIBER (box set with a live DVD as well as unreleased material on CD along with the four albums we already know and love)
CHEER-ACCIDENT-#17 (what more need be said?)
VARIOUS ARTISTS- Compendium Records – Norway`s First Progressive Record Store & Label 1974-1977  CD or 2 x lps (collection of one track from each of the Compendium releases - many of them on CD for the very first time)
FACTOR BURZACO-II (new album on AltrOck)
FAR CORNER #3
GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA (album #3)
GUTBUCKET-Flock (album #5)
LED BIB-Bring Your Own (album #5)
THE MUFFINS-Palindrome (3rd new studio album since their 90s reformation!)
PLANETA IMAGINARIO-Optical Delusions (wonderfull 3rd album by this great Catalan jazz/rock band. Warm melodies, Canterbury-styled jazz/rock rhythm section and tasteful large band arrangements, all recorded by Bob Drake for a great, live ensemble feel and sound.
SOFT MACHINE LEGACY-Relegation of Pluto/Live in Germany
JOHN SURMAN-Flashpoint: NDR Jazz Workshop 1969 CD + DVD (amazing, clear and crisp, black and white footage of John Surman with a ten piece band (Malcolm Griffiths, Alan Jackson, Erich Kleinschuster , Harry Miller, Mike Osborne, Fritz Pauer, Ronnie Scott, Alan Skidmore, Kenny Wheeler)in April, 1969. One of the most amazing documents of Brit jazz in its late 60s prime ever! This will blow minds.)
VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR-A Grounding in Numbers (3rd album since their 00's reformation!)

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Hi,

Here's what has come in in the last week - either new releases or restockings of items that have been unavailable:

Camel-The Opening Farewell: Camel Live in Concert NTSC (all region) DVD $22.00
Recorded at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA. on Camel's farewell tour in 2003. This completely professional DVD is 2 hours long and it features Andrew Latimer: Guitar, Flute, Recorder,Vocals, Colin Bass: Bass, Bass Pedals, Vocals, Denis Clement: Drums, Percussion, Recorder, Tom Brislin: Keyboards, Vocals playing in front of a packed house of fans, which spurs them onto giving a excellent performance. This is a total no brainer for their many fans! The tracklist:
Lady Fantasy
Unevensong
Hymn to Her
Echoes
Stationary Traveller
Drafted
Rhayader
Rhayader Goes to Town
Lunar Sea
Another Night
Ice
Spirit of the Water
Slow Yourself Down
Mother Road
For Today [Camel Productions]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Camel---The-Opening-Farewell--Camel-Live-in-Concert-DVD__23-CP-spc-811.aspx

Xavier Charles/Ivar Grydeland/Christian Wallumrød/ Ingar Zach-Dans les Arbres $18.00
Xavier Charles clarinet, harmonica
Ivar Grydeland acoustic guitar, banjo, scruti box
Christian Wallumrød piano
Ingar Zach percussion, bass drum
"Guitarist Ivar Grydeland and percussionist Ingar Zach, prime movers and catalysts for free improvised music in Norway, got in touch with Christian Wallumrød after hearing his “Sofienberg Variations” on ECM and they have since worked together in diverse combinations including, since 2004, ‘Dans les arbres’ a project completed by French clarinettist Xavier Charles. Their radical all-acoustic improvisation explores sonorities and textures that frequently sound electronic, and also often sounds ‘composed’ – with echoes of Cage and the New York School." [ECM]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Charles--XavierIvar-GrydelandChristian-Wallumrød-Ingar-Zach---Dans-les-Arbres__28-ECM-spc-2058.aspx

Emerson, Lake & Palmer-Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 $6.00 (special)
For me, with a few exceptions, the earlier the better for ELP, so this recording from their second-ever gig has some of their better material and it's a fun, spirited performance. [Sanctuary]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Emerson--Lake-and-Palmer---Live-at-the-Isle-of-Wight-Festival-1970-(special)__Sanctuary-spc-085.aspx

Emerson, Lake & Palmer-Then and Now 2 x CDs $8.00 (special)
Very good price on this double release of the famous Cal Jam '74 show, where Keith and a acoustic piano slowly turned on a giant spit (unheated). I watched it on TV and couldn't believe it! The second disc is from their 1997-1998 tours and includes a lot of their better material and even a version of 21st Century Schizoid Man! [Sanctuary]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Emerson--Lake-and-Palmer---Then-and-Now-2-x-CDs-(special)__Sanctuary-spc-234322.aspx

England-Last of the Jubblies $18.00
This rarities collection by this great UK symphonic rock band has unavailable for many years and makes a welcome return here.
"England have been described as "the last of the great '70s symphonic prog bands." Drenched in Mellotron and influenced by Yes and Genesis, their Garden Shed is one of the best-loved albums to have emerged from the 1970s UK progressive scene. Last Of The Jubblies is a collection of rare non-album recordings by the band, and a treat for their many fans, showcasing their inimitable songwriting and intricate instrumental work. Includes liner notes." [Relics]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/England---Last-Of-The-Jubblies__05-REL3006.aspx

Faun Fables-Light Of A Vaster Dark $15.00
"Out of the glittering caverns of the soul crawls the newest album from Faun Fables. Light Of A Vaster Dark is a vibrant collection of songs and sounds excavated by songwriter Dawn McCarthy and supported by steadfast collaborator Nils Frykdahl of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. Light Of A Vaster Dark sparkles with fear, wonder and playfulness, elements that have been part of the tapestry of Faun Fables' music woven slowly over the course of five previous records. They have stood at the fork in the road where the myths of men and women meet the realities of their days, and with each album they go further down these paths. Light of A Vaster Dark meditates on the cyclical nature of light and darkness as revealed in the seasons of life, and in the beautiful power of steadfast and humble tales of housekeeping, immigrant pioneers and a civic parade. Sonically, the album is full of life, reflecting the new arrivals in the world of Dawn and Nils with fresh sounds. The sound of Faun Fables, always grounded in traditional instrumentation, bursts with color but stands smoothly united as a whole. Amidst the solid, elemental structure of McCarthy and Frykdahl's guitars and eclectic percussion whirl the violins of Meredith Yayanos and the vocals and multi-instrumental touches of Kirana Peyton; a lush continuation of their collaborative work with them on the 2008 EP release A Table Forgotten." [Drag City]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Faun-Fables---Light-Of-A-Vaster-Dark__05-DC371.aspx

Gong-Gong Est Mort $17.00
Happily back in stock!
Being a humongous fan of Gong in high school and discovering them just about the time that Daevid left and they imploded, my sorrow was great. But only a couple of years after they broke up they had the first (of what would be many, many) reunion, but this one was special as it featured the entirety of the 'classic' line up of the band that recorded Angel's Egg and You, which were keystone records of my listening at that time. Being a twerp kid and this being before the instantaneous internet told you everything, I didn't even know the reformation had happened until it was over, but I was so very excited when this great document of the show was released. It may not be the very best live document of Gong, but as I said, it was the earliest reformation of the band and there is no jadedness or boredom here. Just great playing. This has been out before but hasn't really been generally avaialble for some time. Good to have it back! Highly recommmended for fans.
"Beware, cult record! Gong is a progressive space-rock band formed at the end of the '60s by Daevid Allen, in those days leader of Soft Machine. Recorded in the Pavillon de Paris in 1977, this live album is the ultimate testimony of the "historic" Gong. All the band's "classics" were played that night, during a "reunion" show that lasted several hours. Released originally by a small label in 1977, this release is almost a collector's item -- Virgin, the official record company of the band having made every effort to forbid it; in vain. You have to possess this album if you are a true Gong fan, since the "official" live recording released by Virgin was a pale copy of Gong Est Mort, Vive Gong. The songs, compared to studio versions, are transcended by the magnificent improvisation from Didier Malherbe and the astounding solos of Steve Hillage. Gong Est Mort, Vive Gong was an expensive record, and barely impossible to find. This prestigious re-edition will please all the true fans, without a doubt. Features the classic line-up of Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, Tim Blake, Steve Hillage, Mike Howlett, Didier Malherbe, and Pierre Moerlen." [Celluloid]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Gong---Gong-est-Mort__05-CELLULOID026.aspx

Freddie Hubbard-Straight Life $7.00
Late 1970 session - one of two really good ones he made for CTI - of 'electric jazz' from famed trumpeter Freddie, plus a great band: Herbie Hancock-electric piano (anytime you see the following calculation: Herbie+late 60s/early 70s+electric piano, you KNOW it's going to be good!), Ron Carter-double bass, Jack DeJohnette-drums, Joe Henderson-sax, George Benson-guitar and Richie Landrum-percussion. Fine stuff and long tracks with lots of great jams! [CTI]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Hubbard--Freddie---Straight-Life--__28-CTI65125.aspx

Kuni Kawachi-Flower Travelling Band - Kirikyojen $18.00
"This is a two-fer reissue of early '70s Japanese underground rock albums Love Suki Daikirai and Kirikyogen, featuring Kuni Kawachi & Flower Travelling Band. Recorded in 1970, the tone of Kirikyogen is cast in a shadow, and it seeps through the pores of each track, with titles such as "Graveyard Of Love" and "Works Composed Mainly By Humans." However, this ain't some pointless posturing... this is an LP that carries that weight, while remembering to bring a pocket full of cool-ass riffs, super-heavy Hammond, bouncin' bass and far-out vox. LP opener, "Kirikyogen" teases in the intro with stop/start bass and organ before dropping into Grade A heavy funk-psych prog rock. It's completely irresistible. There's a whiff of the weirdness of early English prog records, but crucially, these kids were still into Hendrix too, remembering that no matter how good you are on guitar, you still gotta bring something to the dancefloor. Love Suki Daikirai released in 1972 is more straight-up dreamy psychedelia. Kawachi plays piano, celesta, Hammond organ, Rocksichord, Harpsichord, various percussions, and sings. Kimio Mizutani (A Path Through Haze [BAM 7003CD], Love Live Life +1) contributes acoustic and electric guitars. Housed in a highly-collectible unique card wallet. Digitally remastered." [Bamboo]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Kawachi--KuniFlower-Travelling-Band---Kirikyojen__05-BAM7004.aspx

Kayo Dot-Stained Glass EP $13.00
Scenes of rapture, agony, and consecration are arrayed as windows in this latest EP by the avant-rock maestros. With a large ensemble of glimmering malleted percussion, shrieking distorted organs, crystalline guitars, and sighing horns, violins, and vocals, Stained Glass' translucent passages of unearthly beauty set a new standard in soothing terror. Stained Glass features the return of original Kayo Dot lyricist Jason Byron, as well as a guest appearance by electric guitar genius Trey Spruance (Secret Chiefs 3, Mr. Bungle)." [Hydra Head]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Kayo-Dot---Stained-Glass__05-HDH213.aspx

Patrick Lundborg-The Acid Archives: The Second Edition (large 400 page book - due to size and weight, this item is for sale in the USA only) $55.00
Back in stock!
"Bigger, better and more colorful! After the huge success of the first edition from 2006, the Acid Archives book has been long out-of-print. Used copies have sold for as high as $200, and there are many inquiries about new runs from around the world. Instead of just a new printing, here is a brand-new edition -- completely revised, massively expanded, and attractively re-designed. The Acid Archives, The Second Edition will delight any lover of rare and great underground music from the 1960s-1970s. All the elements that made the first edition such a hit are here. The A-Z section has been expanded with 90 new pages, detailing many hundreds of previously-unknown LPs. Just as exciting is a brand-new section of special features, where leading experts present the best and rarest albums within exotica, lounge, '70s funk & soul, Southern rock, new age, custom labels and tax scam records. In answer to requests from fans of the first book, the Acid Archives has been fully re-designed and is now printed entirely in color. The 400 pages in the second edition (100 pages more than the old version) are loaded with color images of obscure and trippy album sleeves, posters and band photos, many of which have never been published before. 400 pages, all entirely in color, in a perfect-bound softcover quarto. Writers: P. Lundborg, A. Milenski, R. Moore and others. Size: 8 1/4" x 11 3/4" x 7/8"; weight: 3 lbs 4 oz." [Lysergia]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Lundborg--Patrick---The-Acid-Archives--The-Second-Edition-(large-400-page-book---due-to-size-and-weight--this-item-is-for-sale-in-the-USA-only)__05-LSD25-spc-011BK.aspx

Albert Mangelsdorff/Wolfgang Dauner-Hut Ab!/Two is Company (remastered) 2 x CDs $15.00
 Great price on two complete releases, easily available for the first time outside of Germany.
"In 1997, trombone pioneer and world-renowned soloist Albert Mangelsdorff convened a meeting of the leading lights of German jazz in the studio. Wolfgang Dauner, Christof Lauer, Dieter Ilg and Wolfgang Haffner. The album title Hut Ab! is Mangelsdorff's tribute to all the people whose dedication over the years made a vibrant jazz scene even possible in the first place, from jazz club owners to concert organizers. However, Hut Ab! can also be an expression of the listener s respect for this wonderful musical achievement. The title Two Is Company says it all: Mangelsdorff and Dauner, two extraordinary exponents of their instruments, get together for brilliant and energetic dialogues. Two masters in good company." [Mood]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Mangelsdorff--AlbertWolfgang-Dauner---Hut-AbTwo-is-Company-(remastered)-2-x-CDs__21-Mood-spc-4609.aspx

Many Arms-Missing Time $15.00
I have seen these guys a couple of times and have always enjoyed them. They play a wild, powerful form of power-trio out-rock. These guys are jazz-trained, but rock-ready. If your taste runs towards tight and a bit brutal, this, their second album, will knock you out.
"Many Arms is a power trio in the truest sense of the term. The band’s music is loud and aggressive, and the members work together as a solid unit, pushing and pulling improvisations and heavy shredding to and from strong unison melodies and vamps. The members of Many Arms are 6- and 12-string electric guitarist Nick Millevoi (Make A Rising, Joe Lally), electric bassist John DeBlase (Zevious), and drummer Ricardo Lagomasino (Joe Lally, Capillary Action). The band’s punk-rock touring ethos has taken their music across the US and Canada numerous times. Missing Time is Many Arms’ second full-length release."
"The Black-Flag-meets-Ornette-Coleman comparison had some weight here, and I couldn t help but geek out to the angular dizziness of Nick Millevoi s 12-string guitar workouts."-NPR s A Blog Supreme [Engine]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Many-Arms---Missing-Time__Engine-spc-E035.aspx

Moebius-Blue Moon OST $18.00
"By 1969 at the latest, Dieter Moebius was synonymous with the avant-garde electronic music scene in Germany. He and Hans-Joachim Roedelius formed Cluster, a seminal electronic/ambient duo, while Moebius was also a member of the so-called Krautrock supergroup Harmonia (with Michael Rother and Roedelius), as well as collaborating on various other projects with the likes of Brian Eno and Mani Neumeier from Guru Guru. This was the last solo album that Moebius delivered to Sky Records, originally released in 1986. Blue Moon was released at a time when electronically-created pop music was no longer perceived as exotic. It was new music, free of the ballast of the 1970s, minimalist and uncluttered. Moebius, a constant simplifier in the Cluster/Harmonia family, made a particular virtue of this simplicity on Blue Moon, resulting in 11 wonderfully measured miniatures, rhythmic, harmonic textures of exceptional aural transparency. Clarity, calm and an impression of unthreatening irreality run through all 11 pieces, which, to capture their full sense of musical and atmospheric development, would all need to be twice as long. Instead of which, regrettably, they break off abruptly, all too soon, all too often. Short isn't always sweet. What an epochal flight of fancy Blue Moon could have been, had it extended to a double album format. But Moebius, his wings clipped in the service of film music, needed, of course, to match his compositions to the length of each scene -- sometimes a blessing, other times a curse. Due to their soundtrack function, the 11 compositions on the album fell short of the glittering diamonds they could so easily have become, precious though they undoubtedly were. As previously on Tonspuren (BB 040CD/LP), Moebius structures his music with well defined, sharp contours, modestly elegant, simple yet rich in detail, thus never running the risk of lapsing into monotony. This is forceful electronic pop music and it works perfectly well without pictures. It has survived throughout the decades because Moebius -- much like his Harmonia colleagues, Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Michael Rother -- had formulated a musical language which, today, can be understood better than ever." [Bureau B]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Moebius---Original-Motion-Picture-Soundtrack-Blue-Moon__05-BB059.aspx

Kimio Mizutani-A Path Through Haze $18.00
"CD reissue of this ultra-rare '70s Japanese rock album. Kimio Mizutani was the guitarist in the excellent Japanese freak-out group, Love Live Life + 1 and this reissue is of his first solo album from 1971. Mizutani plays electric and "folk" guitar and leads a largish ensemble (bass, drums, organ, Moog and vocals) through what is widely-regarded as one of the true psychedelic masterpieces of the '70s Japanese scene. Sensitive interludes (accompanied by the Toyama String Quartet and the Etoh Wood Quartet), tasteful nods to progressive/fusionist extension and a lovely, hovering psych guitar from Mizutani dominate proceedings. A nice merger of hard rock conceptualization and the complexities that would evolve from it -- and, until now, almost impossible to hear within the confines of western society. Housed in a unique, highly-collectible card wallet. Digitally remastered." [Bamboo]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Mizutani--Kimio---A-Path-Through-Haze__05-BAM7003.aspx

Perrey & Kingsley-The Out Sound From Way In! 3 x CDs $15.00 (special)
This is all four of the early electronic albums (The In Sound From Way Out, Spotlight on the Moog, The Amazing New Electronic Pop Sound, Moog Indigo) by Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley or Perrey on his own, originally released in 1966-1970 complete in one set plus bonus remixes. Stick with the originals which have tons and tons of period charm and total goofball-ness.
"In the mid-'60s, Frenchman Jean-Jacques Perrey -- an electronic musician who had helped popularize the Ondioline, a keyboard which produced sounds similar to the violin and the flute -- teamed up with American composer and arranger Gershon Kingsley for a couple albums of then-futuristic electronic pop. Using tape recorders, scissors, and splicing tape, they recorded variations on pop motifs that, while kitschy from a latter-day perspective, represented the state-of-the-art in electronic sounds at the time."-Ritchie Unterberger/All Music Guide [Vanguard]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Perrey-and-Kingsley---The-Out-Sound-From-Way-In-3-x-CDs-(special)__02-Vanguard-spc-184-186.aspx

Various Artists-Progest '97 - 2 x CDs $9.00 (special)
Great price on this nearly 2 hour set featuring tracks from many of the bands who played at Progfest '97 in San Francisco. This includes the John Wetton Band (doing two U.K. songs), Le Orme (doing Felona e Serona!), Arena, The Flower Kings, Spock's Beard, Big Elf and Sinkadus. [Voiceprint]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Various-Artists---Progest-97---2-x-CDs-(special)__23-PGVP-spc-004.aspx

Re: Cooperation-TransCollaboration $9.00
"TransCollaboration is the five year project of David Cooper Orton (England) and James H. Sidlo (USA). David and James started this project out of mutual interests in looping, having "met" on The Looper's Delight mailing list. Looper's Delight is an open on-line forum for samplists to discuss different techniques and ideas concerning the looping of music and sound. James proposed a joint project with David that would entail the trading of tapes with ideas. The end result is the cd ReCooperation: TransCollaboration. A release representing the progressive diversity from Uncle Buzz Records and Dogfingers Productions. Together they create sound collages-aural landscapes-which initially traced the contours mapped-out by Brian Eno and Robert Fripp, but gradually moved-on to circumnavigate vistas of their own diving, which increasingly meander towards more urban environs." [Uncle Buzz]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Re--Cooperation---TransCollaboration__UB-spc-14.aspx

Samla Mammas Manna-Klossa Knapitatet (expanded/remastered) Japanese mini-lp sleeve $19.00
Samla Mammas Manna was the original band of keyboardist/composer Lars Hollmer. They blended progressive with bits of folk elements & more. This is an earlier, more overtly "progressive rock" disc than what came later, with some great melodies & great playing. It was their third album and their last before losing guitarist Coste Apetrea. It also has a very funny and controversial title, if you know Swedish and the 70s left-leaning Swedish progressive scene. Features two bonus tracks not available anywhere else! [Arcangelo]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Samla-Mammas-Manna---Klossa-Knapitatet-(expandedremastered)-Japanese-mini-lp-sleeve__14-Arcangelo-spc-3011.aspx

Samla Mammas Manna-Maltid (expanded/remastered) Japanese mini-lp sleeve $19.00
Samla Mammas Manna was the original band of keyboardist/composer Lars Hollmer and they were hugely popular in their native Sweden. They blended progressive with bits of folk elements & more. This is an earlier (their second), more overtly "progressive rock" disc, with some great melodies & great playing. Guitar, keyboards, bass and drums. Sometimes it reminded me a little bit of the early Muffins in a more jammy style. Features a bonus track not available anywhere else! [Arcangelo]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Samla-Mammas-Manna---Maltid--(expandedremastered)-Japanese-mini-lp-sleeve__14-Arcangelo-spc-3010.aspx

Samlas Mammas Manna-Samla Mammas Manna (expanded/remastered) Japanese mini-lp sleeve $19.00
The very first Samlas album, from 1970 is early steps for the band. You can hear a lot of Lars' early somewhat Canterbury/Muffins styled Fender Rhodes work, along with organ & vocals in a more simplified format than the band took later. But you can still easily tell it's them. Also along are Lars Krantz-bass, Hasse Bruniusson-drums & Henrik Oberg-percussion. Not their best, but definitely worthwhile. Features two bonus tracks not available anywhere else! [Arcangelo]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Samla-Mammas-Manna---Samla-Mammas-Manna-(expandedremastered)-Japanese-mini-lp-sleeve__14-Arcangelo-spc-3009.aspx

Zamla Mammaz Manna-Familjesprickor (expanded/remastered) Japanese mini-lp sleeve  $19.00
This album was the second by the 'new! improved! weirder!' version of Samla Mammas Manna, who changed their name to Zamlaz Mammaz Manna to highlight the difference! Those crazy Swedes! This was their final album, until their reunion disc, & has some simply amazing playing from all, including under-heralded guitar genius Eino Haapala. This was the first one by them I heard and it may still be my favorite; the suite of the 1st 3 songs that begins the disc is really still quite stunning. Features a bonus track not available anywhere else! [Silence]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Zamla-Mammaz-Manna---Familjesprickor-(expandedremastered)-Japanese-mini-lp-sleeve__14-Arcangelo-spc-3014.aspx

Zamla Mammaz Manna-Schlagerns Mystik/For Aldre Nybegynnare  (expanded/remastered) Japanese mini-lp sleeve 2 x CDs $28.00
This album marks the beginning of the more experimental side of Samla Mammas Manna, who changed their name to Zamla Manna Manna to deliniate the difference - not that anyone really noticed the name change. Those crazy Swedes! Original guitarist Coste Apetrea left and guitarist Eino Haapla joined. Coste is a great guitarist and it's hard to believe that they replaced him with someone who I think is even better, but I think that they did. This double album consists of an album of live improvisations from 1977 and an album of more typical Samla/Zamla material, although even on that, more of a folky influence is showing through than before. Features a bonus track not available anywhere else!  [Silence]
http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Zamla-Mammaz-Manna---Schlagerns-MystikFor-Aldre-Nybegynnare--(expandedremastered)-Japanese-mini-lp-sleeve-2-x-CDs__14-Arcangelo-spc-3012-13.aspx

Scorch Trio-Melaza $18.00
"Fourth album from the free-spirited power trio that should need no long introduction by now, apart from the significant fact that Frank Rosaly has taken over the drum stool from Paal Nilssen-Love. No mean feat, seeing how the hand-in-glove rhythm section of Nilssen-Love and Håker Flaten has graced a large number of recordings over the years and built a solid reputation as one of modern jazz and improv's most reliable units. That said, the Chicago-based drummer is doing a remarkable job in both keeping the group sound intact while bringing new blood to the proceedings. As with the previous albums, Melaza was recorded live in the studio with a minimum of overdubs, this time by Robert Mussi at Bill Laswell's New York studio. Raoul Björkenheim is from Finland and he recorded for ECM as a member of Finnish pioneers Krakatau as well as with Bill Laswell, Henry Kaiser, Jah Wobble, Peter Erskine, Paul Schütze, Mats Gustafsson, Nicky Skopelitis, and others. He has also written film scores and orchestral music. Norwegian Ingebrigt Håker Flaten is a member of The Thing, Atomic, School Days, Free Fall with Ken Vandermark and has his own quintet. He has toured with Trygve Seim, Joe McPhee, Chris Potter, Dave Liebman, Tony Oxley and many others. Drummer and composer Frank Rosaly has been an integral part of the Chicago music scene for 10 years, navigating between the improv, experimental, rock and jazz communities. As with the other Scorch Trio albums, all titles are local slang-words: this time, it's Puerto Rican, with the album title translating as "pure sugar cane juice, something sweet, fantastic." Members: Raoul Björkenheim (guitar), Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (bass), and Frank Rosaly (drums)." [Rune Grammofon]
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Soft Machine-Alive & Well : Recorded in Paris (expanded/remastered) 2 x CDs $22.00
Now this is pretty exciting. This was the 3rd CD that Soft Machine released on Harvest and their last real album by a working version of the group. It featured the line-up of Karl Jenkins (Piano, Electric Keyboards, Synthesizer), John Marshall (Drums), John Etheridge (Acoustic and Electric Guitars), Steve Cook (Bass Guitar) and Ric Sanders (Violin). The original album was pretty good, but it was also heavily worked on in the studio. It also tended to emphasize the mellower, composed music over the music that had all of these firey, great musicians letting loose. This excellent reissue includes the original disc in remastered form, but it's the second disc that is the real revelation; it's over 45' of additional, unreleased material from the same recordings (made over 3 days in July, 1977) and you can hear everyone really let loose and rocking out! This presents a fuller picture of the band late in their life and - for me - a much better picture as well. If you have any interest in the late period of this great band's work, this superlative reissue is highly recommended [Esoteric]
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Stan Sulzmann-The Jigsaw $11.00
"UK's sax giant teams up with US heavyweights Copland, Grenadier and Stewart - stunning. Stan Sulzmann's music was described in the Guardian as 'ravishing, delicious, powerful, direct,...meticulously written' and he was recently described by Marc Copland as "one of the greatest sax players in the world" and he should know. Their musical relationship goes back over 25 years and both musicians hold each other in the highest esteem. Marc Copland is without doubt one of the most lyrical and moving pianists around with "an undercurrent of swing that makes any band burn" The stellar company he keeps speaks volumes - Mike Brecker, Kenny Wheeler, John Abercrombie, Gary Peacock, Greg Osby to name but a few. "The Jigsaw" featuring Marc Copland, Larry Grenadier and Bill Stewart and recorded in New York represents a long-awaited landmark in Stan's career and has put him with the world class musical company he rightfully deserves." [Basho]
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Ken Thomson and Slow/Fast-It Would Be Easier If $16.00
I know Ken as the stage-stalking saxophonist of the amazing Gutbucket (see them and you'll know exactly what I mean by that), but he works with other ensembles and this release features some of this other work.
"Ken Thomson, co-founder of the successful Gutbucket, has started a new project called Slow/Fast that features complex, extensive compositions that start out like chamber music, but then turn out to be jazz."
"This is a project I started to combine many elements of the music I make; it's 5 long-form compositions of mine infused with improvisation, played by an amazing quintet... I'm playing bass clarinet and alto saxophone with Russ Johnson, trumpet, Nir Felder, guitar, Adam Armstrong, bass, and Fred Kennedy, drums. The music probably sounds different than a lot of what you've heard from me; sure there are some pretty frenetic and loud moments, but there is also a lot of quiet, and a lot of patience. I'm quite proud of the record and hope you get a chance to check it out."-Ken Thomson.
"Like much of his work, the album is a combination of rock, jazz and modern chamber music, but whereas Asphalt [Orchestra] defies easy categorization and Gutbucket is overtly punk jazz, Slow/Fast leans towards composition-heavy chamber jazz.....  [About the 3rd track:] Humor is an ongoing element in Thomson's music, but there is nothing funny about the elegant 'No No No.' This 11-minute gem is imbued with long tones that blend together like different colors on a painter's palette. Unlike Gutbucket's material, which tends toward spasmodic and to-the-point, 'Slow/Fast' methodically brings the song to a boil and then dissolves it into a Thomson solo that eventually fades out. While there is very little movement, Thomson and Co. create a taut piece that holds the listener's attention throughout." - AOL Spinner.com
"Between jazz and improvised music on one side and iridescent composed avant-garde and new music on the other hand, the five musicians search for new and different possibilities of musical expression. Shape and sound