||Monster Mike Welch|
Axe to Grind (1997)
Monster Mike Welch's second CD is now available once again!
Original Album Description:
"Monster" Mike Welch has erupted on the national music scene! This 17-year old fiery guitarist follows the success of his debut release (These Blues Are Mine, which reached ...
||George (Trombone Lewis / Electronics)|
Jila-Save! Mon.: The Imaginary Suite (1979)
Personnel: George Lewis (trombone); Douglas Ewart (winds).
||Laurie (Performance A Anderson|
Big Science (1982)
With BIG SCIENCE, avant-garde sculptor Laurie Anderson made the big leap from fringe performance artist to commercial success. Originally creating music to embellish her artwork, Laurie soon moved on to creating the music for its own sake, providing a new ...
||Our Boys Steel Orchestra|
Pan Night N' Day
Pan Night & Day starts out with a piece by Lord Kitchener and keeps moving from there. Our Boys Steel Orchestra has always been uncompromising in their adherence to calypso, so don't take the title song to be an adaptation ...
When The Rain Starts Fallin' (1988)
More highlights from his Rounder Records material. ~ Bill Dahl
Recorded at Blank Tapes and Unique Recorders, New York, New York, and JBZ Studios, Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Includes liner notes by Fred Schruers & Fred Goodman.
Personnel includes: Johnny Copeland (vocals, guitar); ...
Creative Orchestra (Koln) 1978 (1978)
This expansive two-disc set captures an entire, nearly two-hour live set by Anthony Braxton's Creative Orchestra recorded in Koln, Germany, in 1978. Braxton, like most members of the AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, a loose Chicago-based collective ...
Violinist India Cooke has long been a major improviser living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her playing can be quite free and avant-garde, but she also loves to caress a strong melody. On her debut recording as a leader, ...
Give And Take (1982)
Recorded at Barigozzi Studio, Milan, Italy from November 13-14, 1982. Includes liner notes by Bob Blumenthal.
John Lindberg Trio: John Lindberg (bass); George Lewis (trombone); Barry Altschul (drums, berimbau, marimba, tympani).
Personnel: Barry Altschul (berimbau, marimba, drums, timpani); George Lewis (trombone).
Recording information: ...
||Monster Mike Welch|
These Blues Are Mine (1996)
He was only 16 years old at the time of release, but you wouldn't know it from the way he plays guitar -- this kid has the chops some seasoned professionals dream of, and has gained a lot of respect ...
Genesis & The Opening Of The Way (1998)
Genesis & the Opening of the Way is an ambitious effort from Steve Coleman, a double-disc concept album that was recorded by two separate bands: the Council of Balance and Five Elements. The Council of Balance was the large group, ...
Four Compositions (Quartet) 1983 (1983)
Before getting to the music of this Anthony Braxton recording, the listener is confronted with a highly calculated methodology. The album bears the stark title Four Compositions (Quartet) 1983, and each song (itself merely a cataloged number) is accompanied by ...
Duo Recordings 1992-1998 (1998)
Houtkamp thrives in the duo setting, and these nine cuts each feature him with a different partner. The music is marked by unmitigated joy, as the saxophonist shows different sides of his personality on each piece. The opening "Randang Heat ...
This 1982 session was originally a double LP called Prospectus. When putting it together for re-release on CD, some of the tapes had deteriorated to the point of no return, and this is what is left: perhaps a better recording ...
Chet In Paris, Vol. 1
The first of four CDs documenting Baker's first visit to Europe has nine selections on which the trumpeter is heard in a quartet with the ill-fated pianist Dick Twardzik and four other numbers with a fine French sextet. Baker shows ...
Donaueschingen (Duo) 1976 (1976)
All songs written by Anthony Braxton or George Lewis except "Donna Lee" (Charlie Parker).
A live set featuring duets by trombonist George Lewis and the reeds of Anthony Braxton might seem as if it would be a bit tedious, but the ...
Quintet (Basel) 1977 (2000)
Not released until more than two decades after it was recorded, this collection from a live concert in the late 1970s documents one of Anthony Braxton's most important small groups. Trombonist George Lewis had earlier proved himself to be one ...
||David Murray Octet|
David Murray recorded HOME a little over a year after the seminal MING.
While keeping the identical lineup of fantastic musicians, HOME expands upon MING's complex arrangements and multi-faceted jazz expressions. This time Murray introduces a distinctly Afro-Hispanic groove into tracks ...
Live At Umbria Jazz Vol. 2 (2001)
Recorded live at the Umbria Jazz Festival, Perugia, Italy in July 1987. Includes liner notes by Paolo Occhiuto.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Gil Evans Orchestra includes: Gil Evans (conductor, piano, Fender Rhodes piano); George Adams (vocals, tenor saxophone); Delmar Brown ...
You Can't Name Your Own Tune (1977)
Digitally remastered by Gene Paul (DB Plus, New York, New York).
Although Barry Altschul is showcased on a solo performance on "Hey Toots!," and there is a trio piece with pianist Muhal Richard Abrams and bassist Dave Holland, the highlights of ...
||Goebbels / Muller|
Man In The Elevator (1988)
The word portion of this "collage" is taken from a Muller play, with German and English text.
Principally recorded at Sound On Sound Recording Inc., New York, New York in March 1988. Includes liner notes by Heiner Muller.
Using the texts of ...
Memory Serves (1981)
Material was a prolific band in the early '80s, and if you had to pick just one of the many EPs and LPs that came out around this time, this is the one to take. First of all, just check ...
Honey Man (2000)
Photographer: Fulvio Ventura.
Personnel: Gil Evans (piano, electric piano); Hiram Bullock (electric guitar); Chris Hunter (flute, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Howard Johnson (bass clarinet, baritone saxophone, tuba); Bill Evans (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Miles Evans, Shunzo Ohno, Stanton Davis, Jr. (trumpet); ...
From Saxophone & Trombone (2002)
This stunning collection of saxophone and trombone duos was recorded at the Art Workers' Guild in London by Adam Skeaping back in May 1980 and originally released on Incus, a label that Evan Parker ran jointly with guitarist Derek Bailey. ...
In the kid-blues sweepstakes, "Monster" Mike Welch was one of the first on the scene and one who quickly got lost in the shuffle. This probably had more to do with his non-Hanson-like looks (à la Kenny Wayne and Johnny ...
||Globe Unity Orchestra|
20th Anniversary (1986)
As a continually evolving unit, the Globe Unity Orchestra has been able to maintain a surprisingly high level of musical acumen. This is achieved perhaps by a constant core of musicians that includes Albert Mangelsdorff, Evan Parker, Alexander von Schlippenbach ...