Greg Bendian's Interzone —
Myriad ... CD Atavistic, 2000. Used ...
Kind of reminds us of some of the New York noise from the early 80s – with Nels Cline proficiently jamming away on guitar, and Bendian playing vibes and "fuzz vibes" in tight choppy modal lines with the group's proggish rhythm. Titles include "Drive", "Sanctuary" ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print original pressing, punch through barcode.)
Exactly the kind of a record to show that Peter Brotzmann's lost none of his fire and creativity – a set of duets with Chicago cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, who also plays a bit of electronics on the set! The sound is quite fierce at the start – with the bracing quality that first brought ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Startling work from Denmark's Contemporary Jazz Quintet – a key 60s ensemble with a raw power that put them at the forefront of the European experimental scene of the time! The group has a way of playing with sound and space through their improvised solos – very "new thing" ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The first of a projected series of solo releases by Chicago improviser, teacher, and journalist John Corbett. Corbett has been a hugely influential force in the left end of the musical spectrum for past 15 years – and has had an influence as promoter, player, and writer that has spread well ... (Out Sound) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Full Blast (Peter Brotzmann) —
Black Hole ... CD Atavistic, 2008. Used ...
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The frenzy fueled avant jazz heaviness of Peter Broetzmann – firing on all cylinders with his Full Blast trio – a measured exercise in intensity from a master! Full Blast was recorded in a couple of days in March of 08 – with Broetzmann on alto & tenor sax, plus clarinet, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A hard-driving collaboration between Zu and Mats Gustafsson – power jazz at its fiercest, with a pedal-to-the-metal sound that comes across with a definite punk-influenced approach to jazz, and at times a garagey quality that's a nice contrast to other recent avant jazz recordings! The ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Wild early work from avant jazz genius Joe McPhee – and a set that's actually pretty darn funky too! This rare indie release features 3 long tracks – two of which were recorded live, with a tight combo that includes a very funky drummer! The album kicks off with the hard wailing " ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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Louis Moholo/Larry Stabbins/Keith Tippett —
Tern ... CD Atavistic/Unheard Music Series, 1982. Used ...
A monster from the FMP archives – a lost trio set, recorded live in Berlin on two dates in the early 80s! It features frenetic South African drummer Louis Moholo, wild soprano and tenor sax from Larry Stabbins, and piano work by Keith Tippett, who spent time in King Crimson in the 70s before ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A stunner of a set from Ken Vandermark & co as Powerhouse Sound – a riveting 2CD batch of rhythmic juxtaposition inspired by dub, sound collage production, and free rock caterwauling – done with a pair of line-ups in both Oslo and Chicago! The Oslo group is heavy with bass and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Long-overdue reissue of one of Ra's greatest moments! The song "Nuclear War" is to Ra's 80s career what "Space Is The Place" was to his 70s one – a bona-fide hit, played with a catchy groove, and a chorus that was a great hook into new audiences at the time. It's got a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A really unique collection of work – filled with previously unreleased tunes by a host of jazz and avant notables – all pulled together as part of an art exhibit! The exhibition's titled Eye & Ear, and focuses on paintings and art works by a great variety of talents who are better ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A very nice little album – and one that moves way past the gimmicky nature that you might guess from the title! The Sun Ra influence is obvious – as it seems natural for the Chicago-based players to show a bit of respect to what's gone before them in the city. The Funkadelic twist ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Starship Beer —
Nut Music ... CD Unheard Music Series/Atavistic, 1979. Used ...
The spirit of Captain Beefheart and The Fugs is very much alive in this obscure set of dada rock tracks from Starship Beer – a quartet that featured jazz writer Kevin Whitehead on bass, clarinet, voice, and percussion, in a lineup that included guitar, recorders, melodica, alto sax, and a ... (Out Sound) read moreCD
Insane! This lost bit of avant funk was recorded live in St Louis in 1973 – part of the Black Artists Group scene that was the city's answer to Chicago's AACM movement of the late 60s. Alto player Luther Thomas heads up the group, which features Charles Shaw on drums, JD Parran on reeds, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Toe 2000 —
Toe 2000 ... CD Truckstop/Atavistic, 1998. Used ...
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Toe 2000 features Doug McCombs and Jeff Parker from Tortoise, plus vocals by Yoko Noge and drums by David Pavkovic. The overall sound is very much in the recent Chicago melange of influences – with bits of jazz, electronica, and other styles in the mix – and the record follows in ... (Rock) read moreCD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Alexander Von Schlippenbach/Globe Unity Orchestra —
Globe Unity 67 & 70 ... CD Unheard Music Series/Atavistic, 1967/1970. Used ...
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Rare material from one of the greatest avant garde ensembles ever! The CD features two long tracks – one recorded in 1967, one recorded in 1970 – both from the tapes of Sudwestfunk Baden-Baden, and never issued until now. The material features the collective at its finest – with ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A Chicago avant jazz supergroup – featuring Mars Williams on saxes, Kent Kessler on bass, Greg Suran on guitar, Wayne Kramer on guitar, David Suycott on drums and effects, and Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello. The approach here certainly shows a lot of Williams' sides – fast and frenetic ... (Jazz) read moreCD