Don Cherry/Krzystof Penderecki —
Actions ... LP Philips (Germany), 1971. Near Mint- ...
One of the most successful jazz-meets-modern classical albums we've ever heard – thanks largely to the supreme talents of Don Cherry! Cherry leads the large New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra – which includes Peter Brotzmann, Tomasz Stanko, Manfred Schoof, Kenny Wheeler, Gunter Hampel, ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later non-gatefold German pressing on Wergo – still very nice!)
The ensemble members include Keefe Jackson, Jason Stein, Jason Roebke, Kevin Davis, Todd Carter, Brian Labycz, Boris Hauf, Michael Hartman, Todd Carter, Dudley Bayne, Jen Clare Paulson, and are conducted by Don Malone. CD
David Chiesa/Jean Luc Guionnet/Lionel Marchetti/Je —
Sion ... CD wmo/r (Spain), 2005. Used ...
One of the hippest records on the legendary Saravah label – a striking free jazz effort by a Paris group – one who bring a lot more homegrown sound than the label's efforts by Steve Lacy and The Art Ensemble of Chicago! The group have a very freewheeling improvisational sound – ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fresh, free-thinking sounds from the post-68 Paris scene – performed here by a combo who really get the spirit of the time! At one level, the Cohelmec Ensemble echo some of the free jazz of the German and Dutch scenes – but at another, they've got a more warmly collaborative approach ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
80s recording of an extended harmolodic composition for four string instruments and percussion (played by Denardo Coleman) in honor of R. Buckminster Fuller. The piece runs the length of the entire LP, and has lots of nice angular moments that ring with the same sort of harmelodic groove as some ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Loren Connors —
Sails ... CD Table Of The Elements, 2006. Used 2 CDs ...
Mindblowing work from Lol Coxhill – mostly long solo improvisations, but with one surprising big band track as well! The leadoff track is the longest and our clear favorite – titled "Music For Feathery Fronds", and recorded amazingly in the fern room of the Lincoln Park ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
Groundbreaking analogue electronics from the Dutch team of Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltan – two musicians who can be as playful as the tem of Perry & Kingsley, but also hit some of the darker modes of the academic circuit as well! The title is very well-put – as the record has a vibe ... read moreCD
Groundbreaking analogue electronics from the Dutch team of Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltan – two musicians who can be as playful as the tem of Perry & Kingsley, but also hit some of the darker modes of the academic circuit as well! The title is very well-put – as the record has a vibe ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic compilation with the best tracks from the couple of rare, synth steeped experimental jazz records by Bruce Ditmas in 1977! Ditmas delivers a slew of spacey sounds on Moog, ARP, and both electronic and organic percussion here, giving it a really futuristic vibe. Composition wise, the ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The complete musical compositions of Marcel Duchamp are performed by the SEM Ensemble, led by Per Kotik in a 1976 recording from Milan. The group is a quartet, and instrumentation includes flute, trombone, celeste, and glockenspiel. The work actually has a quality that resonates nicely with some ... read moreCD
A fantastic piece of minimalist magic from Julius Eastman – a lesser-known composer of the 70s, but one we'd rank right up there with Steve Reich, given the beauty of this work! The CD features one long piece – "Femenine" – which builds slowly out of small passages of ... read moreCD
The most beautiful album we've heard so far from keyboardist John Ellis – a set issued by the Gondwana label of trumpeter Matthew Halsall, and a set that's every bit as spiritual as his work too! There's maybe a bit more of an overall structure to the record – which partially feels ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreCD
The caves here may be ancient, but their sound is mostly electronic – created by JD Emmanuel in a very cool blend of tape loops, organ, and other keyboards – mixed with a few earthy elements to give the record a slightly atmospheric vibe! Emmanuel's music is more forward-moving than ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A compilation LP of sorts – though at the time of its release most of this material had not been heard in this form! The album's more or less part of the "Ambient" series Eno had started that year with Music For Airports – and it's presented with similarly simple, elegant ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreCD
Really beautiful sounds – and a record that's far more haunting than you might expect! The record's not just piano notes alongside sci fi sound effects – and instead has this really subtle use of theremin, so that the instrument almost comes across more like a cello, or acoustic bass ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ferran Fages & Ernesto Rodrigues —
Cru ... CD Creative Sources (Portugal), 2014. Used ...
A haunting and ethereally beautiful set of modern classical works – anchored by the moody, 26 minute title piece composed by Morton Feldman – with some equally wonderful shorter works by John Cage and Erik Satie. Feldman's "Rothco Chapel" was inspired by abstract painting and ... (Classical, Out Sound)read moreCD
A remade version of an album recorded by this enigmatic German duo in the mid 70s, but never issued at the time – resurrected from its original tapes in the mid 90s, and augmented in ways that really open up the sound, while still keeping the core of the music intact! The instrumentation ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500! Includes a great heavy booklet, too.)
Sublime sounds from a group who definitely offer up what they promise from their name, but also add in some great extra elements too! The use of flute and voice seems to start in a space that's inspired by Indian music, but also takes off into slightly progressive territory too – very spare, ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies! Comes with a big booklet of notes, too.)
A wild batch of instrumental psychedelia – with plenty of avant garde touches thrown in! This is the sort of record that always restores our faith in major labels – and it makes us realize that no matter how many Elvis Presley albums RCA was selling in the 60s, there was also room to ... (Rock, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Each side is a separate recording of live improvisations by Frith on guitar and Ostertag on synthesizer, with a host of tapes, radios, and contact mics. Both performances were recorded at different points in 1981. Phil Minton sings on the second side. Many of the tape samples were recorded in ... (Jazz, Out Sound)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic percussion pieces from this ultra-cool New Zealand ensemble of the 70s – a group who take their name and inspiration from the Scratch Orchestra of Cornelius Cardew – but who also work in a more intimate setting, with lots of instruments of their own creation – with a ... read moreCD