For years, AACM tenorist Fred Anderson labored in obscurity – playing the better part of the 70s and 80s with little or no recognition of his strong inventive talent, and of his never-ending committment to expanding his horizons as a musician. Fortunately, Anderson's been greatly ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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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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Han Bennink —
Nerve Beats ... CD Atavistic/Unheard Music Series, 1973. Used ...
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An incredible record from 1973 – Bennink recorded live on a barrage of percussion instruments, from drums to tablas to just about anything else he could get his hands on. There's also an electronic "rhythm-machine" on one track – which Bennink uses to provide backing to solos ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Peter Brotzmann —
F*ck De Boere ... CD Unheard Music Series/Atavistic, 1968/1970. Used ...
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Long overdue reissue of this classic FMP recording by Brotzmann – dedicated to Johnny Dyani, and featuring a group that includes Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink, Fred Van Hove, Paul Rutherford, Willem Breuker, and Brotzmann himself. The track's politics are stated very clearly in the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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
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Peter Brotzmann/Friis Nielsen/Uuskyla —
Medicina ... CD Atavistic, 2004. Used ...
A recent recording from the trio of Peter Brotzmann, Friis Nielsen, and Peeter Uuskyla – done in a freewheeling style that really recalls the power of Brotzmann's classic work of the 70s. Brotzmann himself plays a nice range of horns that include tarogato and alto clarinet, in addition to ... (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
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
A seminal album of solo drum tracks from 1972 – created and performed by Sven-Ake Johansson, a key figure in the European improv scene of the late 60s and early 70s. Johansson plays only a standard drum kit – but his work here is incredible, pushing past earlier work of the same nature ... (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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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
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
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