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
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A landmark album of free jazz – Peter Brotzmann's first record, and a hard-driving set of material that blows away most avant jazz work from the US at the time! The album takes the energy of the ESP generation, and turns it up more than a few notches – as Brotzmann blows his head off ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Amazing lost work from Warren "Baby" Dodds (and others) – a pioneering jazz drummer born and bred in New Orleans before moving to Chicago and influencing countless trap clappers! Talking And Drum Solos was originally released as a 10-inch on Folkways, and as the title suggests it's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A really great follow-up to Fred Lonberg-Holm's Valentine For Fred Katz – the 2002 session dedicated to the groundbreaking cello work done by Katz on the LA jazz scene of the 50s! Like that set, this one has Lonberg-Holm playing in a straighter jazz vein than usual – one that uses the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Joe McPhee —
Nation Time ... CD Unheard Music Series/Atavistic, 1970. Used ...
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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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Joe McPhee —
Trinity ... CD Unheard Music Series/Atavistic, 1971. Used ...
One of Joe McPhee's strongest early albums – and a real breakthrough from his sound on Nation Time (also issued as part of the Unheard Music Series.) The group here is a trio – with Mike Kull on electric and acoustic piano, and Harold E Smith on percussion – and the lack of a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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
An obscure classic from the Danish modern scene of the 60s! Tom Prehn is a revolutionary pianist with an approach that's unlike any other we can think of. His attack on the ivories is almost similar to Peter Brotzmann's on the tenor – but is punctuated with a bit more space, in a mode that's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A lost modern masterpiece from the Italian scene of the early 70s – recorded right at a time when Italian jazz was beginning to cook! The set's spearheaded by alto saxophonist Mario Schiano, but it's a richly collaborative effort that also features performances by bassist Bruno Tommasso, ... (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
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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
Lost work from one of the unsung heroes of 70s underground jazz! Luther Thomas and the Human Arts Ensemble flourished in St Louis in the early 70s – and were that city's answer to some of the groups coming out of Chicago's AACM movement. This rare recording is right up there with the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A 2CD set that features all of the Vogel label recordings of pianist Fred Van Hove – recorded solo and in duets with tenor saxophone player Cel Overberghe. The recordings are some of Van Hove's finest of the 70s – mostly spare solo numbers that show his uniquely introspective style, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Brilliant new work by the Vandermark 5 – Chicago's groundbreaking avant jazz ensemble headed by Ken Vandermark, and featuring Jeb Bishop on trombone, Kent Kessler on bass, Tim Mulvenna on drums, and Dave Rempis on alto and tenor. The group's got a poise and a brilliance that recalls the best ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the greatest things about Ken Vandermark – and one of the reasons why we think he's one of our favorite players in the Chicago underground – is the way that he's completely open about his roots and influences, never failing to give credit where credit is due, and let folks know ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An oblique title, but aptly fitting for the enigmatic work of this great Chicago avant combo. Ken Vandermark leads the ensemble which features Kent Kessler, Jeb Bishop, Tim Mulvenna, and Mars Williams – and even though this CD was the group's first on Atavistic, they already play with an ... (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