1 CD / Cantaloupe / 2014-03-25Artists: Kronos Quartet
Composer/percussionist Glenn Kotche's fourth studio album features the Kronos Quartet and eighth blackbird....continue...
1 CD / Tzadik Records / 2014-03-18Artists: John Zorn (Composer)
1 CD / Tzadik Records / 2014-03-18Artists: JACK Quartet
1 CD / Mercury Nashville / 2014-03-04Tracks: Sailing; Moonshine; Man on the Rocks; Castaway; Minutes; Dreaming in the Wind; Nuclear; Chariots; Following the Angels; Irene; I Give Myself Away
Artists: Mike Oldfield
1 CD / ECM Records (USA) / 2014-03-04Tracks: Ritual, Pt. 1; Ritual, Pt. 2
Artists: Keith Jarrett/Dennis Russell Davies (Piano/Conductor)
Personnel: Keith Jarrett (piano); Dennis Russell Davies (piano)....continue...
1 CD / ECM Records (USA) / 2014-03-04Tracks: When Face Gets Pale; Second Meeting; Number Six; Inner Peace; Interplay; Gears; Sleeping Beauty; Eagle
Artists: Miroslav Vitous Group
Personnel: John Surman (bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, baritone saxophone); Kenny Kirkland (piano); Miroslav Vitous (double bass); Jon Christensen (drums).
Recording information: Talent Stud...continue...
1 CD / Ipecac (Label) / 2014-03-04Tracks: Krishna; Circles; Improv 1; Act 3; Chaingang; Neon; Improv 2; Shadows; Improv 3; Waves; Improv 4; Circles Revisited; Improv 5; Cyclone; Voices
Artists: The Unsemble
Personnel: Duane Denison (guitar, keyboards); Brian Kotzur (keyboards, drums); Alexander Hacke (electronics).
Recording information: Briley House, TN; Panduro, Hamburg.
Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra/André de Ridder/Bryce Dessner (The Nat: Dessner: St Carolyn by the Sea; Greenwood: Suite from There Will Be Blood
1 CD / DG Deutsche Grammophon (USA) / 2014-03-04Tracks: St Carolyn by the Sea; Lachrimae; Raphael; Suite from There Will Be Blood: 1. Open Spaces; Suite from There Will Be Blood: 2. Future Markets; Suite from There Will Be Blood: 3. HW/Hope of New Fields;...
Artists: Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra/André de Ridder/Bryce Dessner (The Nat
Never before have classical and rock converged in such an organic, compelling and sensual way as they do in the three short orchestral works written...continue...
Audio Mixer: Preben Iwan.
Liner Note Author: Wolf Kampmann.
Recording information: Royal Danish Academy of Music, Concert Hall, Copenhagen.
Editor: Preben Iwan.
1 CD / ECM Records (USA) / 2014-03-04Tracks: Spellbound and Sacrosanct, Cowrie Shells and the Shimmering Sea; Vuln, Part 2; Mutations I-X: Mutation 1: Air; Mutations I-X: Mutation 2: Rise; Mutations I-X: Mutation 3: Canon; Mutations I-X: Mutati...
Artists: Vijay Iyer
Liner Note Author: Vijay Iyer.
Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York (09/2013).
Photographer: Bart Babinski.
Mutations is not only Vijay Iyer's debut album for ECM, but ...continue...
1 CD / Intakt Records / 2014-02-25Tracks: Just in Time; In Your Own Sweet Way; Long Ago and Far Away; Reflections; Secret Love; Prelude to a Kiss; Yesterdays; If I Should Lose You; You Don't Know What Love Is; Just in Time Again
Artists: Tom Rainey
On Tom Rainey's second CD on Intakt Records, he surprises listeners with standards from Brubeck, Monk and Ellington. For this recording he chose some of...continue...
Personnel: Tom Rainey (drums); Ingrid Laubrock (saxophone); Ralph Alessi (trumpet); Kris Davis (piano).
Audio Mixer: Katherine Miller.
Liner Note Author: Kevin Whitehead.
1 CD / Tuxedo / 2014-02-11Artists: Michel Huygen/Neuronium
1 CD / Masterworks / 2014-02-04Tracks: Divine; Desensitized; Tradition; Preacher's Baptist Beat, The; Wading Child in the Motherless Water; Gathering of Souls, A; Enclosed; No Wooden Nickels; Organized Minorities; Travels
Artists: James Brandon Lewis
Personnel: James Brandon Lewis (saxophone); Gerald Cleaver (drums).
Recording information: Skyline Productions, Warren, NJ (11/22/2011).
Photographer: Ingrid Hertfelder.
1 CD / ECM Records (USA) / 2014-01-28Tracks: Bygone; Blussy; Alfie; Rossetti; Reparate; Raijin; Saleya, Le; Kangiten; Mira; Eight and More; Stevtone
Artists: Arild Andersen/Tommy Smith (Saxophone)/Paolo Vinaccia
Personnel: Arild Andersen (double bass, electronics); Tommy Smith (shakuhachi, tenor saxophone); Paolo Vinaccia (drums).
Recording information: Rainbow Studio, Oslo (12/2012).
2 CD / Innova / 2014-01-28Tracks: Nine character studies after Elias Canetti: Der Ohrenzeuge (The Earwitness) for bass flute; Nine character studies after Elias Canetti: Die Sternklare (The Starry Woman) for percussion; Nine characte...
Artists: Joseph Klein
Audio Mixer: Joseph Klein....continue...
1 CD / Jazzwerkstatt / 2014-01-28Artists: Jay Clayton/Jerry Granelli/John Lindberg
1 CD / Cuneiform Records / 2014-01-21Tracks: Static Motion; Twofold Covering; Landslide; Shadow Play; Triptych; Continuum; Tranceportation; Zero Tolerance; Vertical Time
Artists: Sonar (Czech)
Personnel: Bernhard Wagner, Stephan Thelen (guitar); Christian Kunter (bass guitar); Manuel Pasquinelli (drums).
Liner Note Author: Anil Prasad.
Recording information: Ocean Sound Record...continue...
1 CD / Cuneiform Records / 2014-01-21Tracks: Cheap Knock Off; IThumbscrew; Fluid Hills In Pink; Nothing Doing; Goddess Sparkle; Buzzard's Breath; Still...Doesn't Swing; Falling Too Far; Line To Create Madness
Artists: Tomas Fujiwara/Thumbscrew/Michael Formanek/Mary Halvorson
Personnel: Tomas Fujiwara (drums); Michael Formanek (double bass); Mary Halvorson (guitar).
Audio Mixer: Jon Rosenberg.
Recording information: The Bunker, Brooklyn, NY (04/07/2013).
1 CD / Sunnyside Communications / 2014-01-21Tracks: Venezuelan Suite: Barinas; Venezuelan Suite: Caracas; Venezuelan Suite: Mérida; Venezuelan Suite: Maracaibo; Diablo Suelto, El; [CD-ROM Track]
Artists: Edward Simon (Piano)/Edward Simon & Ensemble Venezuela (Piano)
Personnel: Edward Simon (piano); Jorge Glem (cuatro); Edmar Castañeda (harp); Marco Granados (flute); John Ellis (bass clarinet); Mark Turner (tenor saxophone); Adam Cruz (drums); Leonardo Granad...continue...
1 CD / Tzadik Records / 2014-01-21Tracks: Crucifixion; Prayer; Ascent Into the Maelstrom; In Gloria Dei; Holy Spirit; Battle of the Angels; Communion
Artists: John Zorn (Composer)
Drawing upon traditions as varied as Messiaen, Xenakis, Ligeti, Bach, Tournemire, Ives, Korla Pandit and The Phantom of the Opera, Zorn's organ improvisations are transcendent,...continue...
Liner Note Author: John Zorn .
Recording information: St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, New York, NY (09/23/2013).
Photographer: Michael Macioce....continue...
1 CD / Nagel Heyer / 2014-01-17Tracks: Swingin' the Blues; Moten Swing; Blue and Sentimental; April in Paris; Lil' Darlin'; Big Noise from Winnetka; Broadway; Baby Won't You Please Come Home; King, The
Artists: New York Allstars (Jazz)
Personnel: Randy Sandke (trumpet); James Chirillo (guitar); Billy Mitchell , Brian Ogilvie (tenor saxophone); Dan Barrett (trombone); Mark Shane (piano); Joe Ascione (drums).
Audio Mixer: Ben A...continue...
1 CD / Enja (USA) / 2013-12-17Tracks: Bushman Song [Electric Version]; Serenade to the Motherland; Some Things Never Change; Mwe Malad O; Loss of a Moment; East Side-West Side; Calypso Rose; Bushman Song [Acoustic Version]
Artists: John Stubblefield
Personnel: John Stubblefield (soprano & tenor saxophones), Mino Cinelu (vocals, percussion), Geri Allen (piano, keyboards), Charnett Moffett (bass), Victor Lewis (drums).
Recorded from April 22...continue...
1 CD / Wergo / 2013-12-12Artists: Guy Livingston
Early in 1920, the brash young American composer George Antheil decided to leave his home country and conquer the concert halls of Europe as a...continue...
John Zorn (Composer)/Gnostic Trio: In Lambeth: Visions from the Walled Garden of William Blake [Slipcase]
1 CD / Tzadik Records / 2013-12-03Tracks: Tiriel; Morning Light, A; America, A Prophecy; Through the Looking Glass; Ancient of Days, The; Puck; Minotaur, The; Night of Enitharmon's Joy, The; Walled Garden, The
Artists: John Zorn (Composer)/Gnostic Trio
The third CD by Zorn's most intimate 21st century ensemble The Gnostic Trio features these three master musicians tighter than ever. Lush and lyrical, Frisell...continue...
Tributee: William Blake.
Personnel: Bill Frisell (guitar); Carol Emanuel (harp); Kenny Wollesen (vibraphone, bells).
Audio Mixer: Marc Urselli.
Recording information: East Side So...continue...
1 CD / WEA Japan / 2013-12-03Artists: Don Pullen
Personnel: Don Pullen (piano); Jeff Berlin (electric bass); Steve Jordan (drums); Raphael Cruz, Sammy Figueroa (percussion).
Producers: Herbie Mann, Ilhan Mimaroglu.
Reissue producers: D...continue...
1 CD / Esoteric Recordings / 2013-12-03Tracks: Motion of the Stars, The; Will of the Wind, The; Metallic Rain; Elsewhere; Dial Out; Glorianna (Hymn a La Femme); Rotation's Logic; Oracle of Apollo, The; Message; Ave; First Approach; Intergalactic ...
Recorded at Sound Studios, Athens, Greece.
Vangelis' 1988 entry sees him embracing some of the new technological and rock idioms soon to be in vogue in the pristine digital '90s. Going digital ...continue...
1 CD / Kent / 2013-12-03Tracks: Strange Voice - Nightchill/Imaginations (mono); Boom-A-Rang - The Radiations/Dynamic Soul Machine; Baby (There's Nothing You Can Do) - Imaginations/The Joneses; Since I've Been in Love - The Inconque...
Artists: Various Artists
Liner Note Authors: Ady Croasdell; Tony Rounce.
Kent/Ace revive their Harmony soul series with 2013's Soul in Harmony: Vocal Groups 1965-1977, a 24-track collection of little-heard soul from th...continue...
1 CD / ECM Records (USA) / 2013-11-25Tracks: Bregenz, Pt. 1; Bregenz, Pt. 2; Untitled; Heartland; München, Pt. 1; München, Pt. 2; München, Pt. 3; München, Pt. 4; Mon Coeur Est Rouge; Heartland
Artists: Keith Jarrett
Solo performer: Keith Jarrett (piano).
Recorded live in Munich, Germany on June 2, 1981.
Personnel: Keith Jarrett (piano).
Liner Note Authors: Peter Rüedi; Michael Krüge...continue...
1 CD / ECM Records (USA) / 2013-11-25Tracks: I; II; III; IV; V; VI; VII; VIII; IX; X; XI; XII; XIII; XIV; XV; XVI; XVII; XVIII; XIX; XX
Artists: Keith Jarrett
Personnel: Keith Jarrett (vocals, electric guitar, recorder, piano, drums, tabla, percussion).
Liner Note Author: Keith Jarrett.
Recording information: Cavelight Studio, NJ (1986).
1 CD / Erased Tapes Records / 2013-11-19Tracks: An Aborted Beginning; Says; Said and Done; Went Missing; Familiar; Improvisation For Piano, Laughs, Coughs and a Cell Phone; Hammers; For-Peter-Toilet Brushes-More; Over There, It's Raining; Unter-Tr...
Artists: Nils Frahm
1 CD / ADA / 2013-11-19Tracks: Wake Up Awesome; Hairslide; Mermen of Poetry, The; Ophelia Gimme Shelter; Mermaids of Extended Technique, The; Magic Seagull Lamp; Mission: Lazy; Mission: Nothing; Throw Down the Fishcake; Neutrons W...
Artists: C. Spencer Yeh/Lasse Marhaug/Okkyung Lee
Personnel: C. Spencer Yeh (vocals, violin, piano, percussion, electronics); Lasse Marhaug (vocals, piano, percussion, electronics, turntables); Okkyung Lee (cello).
Audio Mixers: C. Spencer Yeh...continue...
1 CD / Tzadik Records / 2013-11-19Tracks: Prelude; Prophecy, The; Postlude
Artists: Pain Killer
Personnel: John Zorn (alto saxophone); Tatsuya Yoshida (drums).
Recording information: Berlin (2004-2005); Warsaw (2004-2005).
Creators: John Zorn ; Pain Killer; Tatsuya Yoshida; Bill La...continue...
1 CD / Unseen Worlds / 2013-11-19Tracks: Marginal Invitation, for piano; Corrosions on the Surface of Life, for piano; Cloud Passade No. 3, for piano
Artists: Lubomyr Melnyk
Comprised of three balanced examples of his Continuous Music technique on solo piano, Three Solo Pieces serves as perhaps the best introduction the Ukrainian-Canadian composer...continue...
Liner Note Author: Lubomyr Melnyk.
Recording information: Systems II, Brooklyn, NY (10/26/2012)....continue...
8 CD / AUM Fidelity / 2013-11-12Tracks: Tears for the Children of Rwanda; Petit Oiseau; Groove #7; Hopi Spirits; Wood Flute Song; Alphaville/Daughter's Joy/The Golden Bell; Malachi's Mode; Groove #7; Hawaii; Broken Roofs/Green Paper; Hamid...
Artists: William Parker (Bass)
Personnel: Rob Brown (alto saxophone); Lewis Barnes (trumpet); Hamid Drake (drums).
Audio Mixers: Michael Marciano; Petr Cancura.
Liner Note Authors: Steven Joerg; William Parker .
1 CD / Northern Spy / 2013-11-12Tracks: Harmonie Du Soir; Harmonie de Pontarlier: The Dream of Rhonabwy; Drastic Classicism Revisited
Artists: Rhys Chatham
Recording information: Poptones Studio; Studio Dinemec, Gland, Switzerland; Studios Campus, Paris, France; The Rumpus Room, Brooklyn, NY....continue...
1 CD / Anti (USA) / 2013-11-12Tracks: Aheym; Little Blue Something; Tenebre; Tour Eiffel
Artists: Kronos Quartet
Audio Mixer: Nick Lloyd.
Liner Note Author: Bryce Dessner .
Recording information: Studio Trilogy, San Francisco, CA (08/2012).
Editors: Kronos Quartet; Nick Lloyd; Bryce Dessner ...continue...
1 CD / Captured Tracks / 2013-11-11Tracks: Rainy 3rd Street; At Home and Away; Noise Organ; Xmas Party; Ella; Mechanical Piano Parade; On the Park; At the Machine; Eastchester Parade; Onion, The; Radio Dream (London); Street Conversation; Har...
Artists: Philip Perkins
Philip Perkins' winding and storied career found him wearing diverse hats, from working with various experimental film collectives to providing light design and choreography for the Residents between ...continue...
1 CD / Western Vinyl Records / 2013-11-11Tracks: Lake Eerie; Only to Find; Dome Branches; Black Square; De-Attached; One Two Three; Felled Trees, The; Look She Said; Mask I Wear
Artists: Nat Baldwin
Personnel: Nat Baldwin (vocals); David Longstreth (guitar, electronics); Jessica Pavone (viola); Matt Bauder (clarinet); Tim Keiper (drums).
Recording information: Brooklyn, NY (2005); Leominst...continue...
1 CD / ECM Records (USA) / 2013-11-05Tracks: Ogne Pena Cchiú Spietata; Amen/Fac ut Portem; Sinfonia for Violoncello; Chi Disse Ca La Femmena; Tre Giorni Son Che Nina; Fremente; In Compagnia D'amore, Pt. 1; In Compagnia D'amore, Pt. 2; Dole...
Artists: François Couturier/Maria Pia de Vito/Anja Lechner (Cello)/Michele Rabbia
Personnel: François Couturier (piano); Maria Pia de Vito (vocals); Michele Rabbia (percussion, electronics).
Liner Note Author: Maria Pia de Vito.
Recording information: Auditorio R...continue...
1 CD / Universal Japan / 2013-11-05Artists: Eric Dolphy
The Rudy Van Gelder Edition of OUT TO LUNCH includes an essay by Bob
Personnel: Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet); Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); Bobby Hutcherso...continue...
1 CD / Anti (USA) / 2013-11-05Tracks: Aheym; Little Blue Something; Tenebre; Tour Eiffel
Artists: Kronos Quartet
Liner Note Author: Bryce Dessner .
Bryce Dessner is a guitarist with the alternative rock and Americana band the National, and this album with the Kronos Quartet appears not on its longtime lab...continue...
1 CD / Light in the Attic Records / 2013-10-29Tracks: Struggle of the Magicians, Pt. 3, The - Gurdjieff/de Hartmann; Pompeii 76 A.D. - Gail Laughton; Gongs in the Rain - Nesta Kerin Crain; Witch's Will - Wilburn Burchette; Formentera Sunset Clouds - Ias...
Artists: Various Artists
Audio Remasterer: John Baldwin .
Liner Note Authors: Don Slepian; Douglas McGowan.
Though most new age music has rightfully been associated with the cynical postmodern business of sonic ...continue...
1 CD / Northern Spy / 2013-10-29Tracks: Fightin' Side of Me; Old Man From the Mountain; Mama Tried; I Take a Lot of Pride In What I Am; Bob Wills Medley; Listening To the Wind; Stay Here and Drink; If Someday We Look Back Through December;...
Artists: Bryan and the Haggards
Personnel: Jon Lundbom (vocals, guitar, banjo); Bryan Murray (vocals, ocarina, recorder, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Danny Fischer (vocals, drums); Moppa Elliott (vocals); Jon Irabagon (penny...continue...
1 CD / Hyperdub / 2013-10-29Tracks: Dr. Echt; Oneiroi; Serendip; Chance of Rain; Melt; Still/Dromos; Thrax; Ainnome; -Out
Artists: Laurel Halo
During the first half of 2013, Laurel Halo followed Quarantine, a polarizing album placed at number one on The Wire's releases of the year feature for 2012, with her second and third releases for Hype...continue...
1 CD / Innova / 2013-10-29Tracks: Maresia; Skywalks; Island Lines; Disegno; Slack Tide; Town with Sea; Broken Land
Artists: Viv Corringham
British singer and sound artist Viv Corringham creates works that incorporate conversations with residents on walks, recordings of ambient sounds and her own improvised singing....continue...
Personnel: Viv Corringham (vocals).
Audio Mixer: Viv Corringham....continue...
1 CD / Northern Spy / 2013-10-29Tracks: Open
Artists: The Necks
Recording information: Studios 301, Alexandria....continue...
1 CD / Sony Music Entertainment / 2013-10-22Artists: Miles Davis
Personnel: Miles Davis (trumpet); Wayne Shorter (soprano saxophone);
Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock (electric piano); Joe Zawinul (organ);
John McLaughlin (electric guitar); Dave Holland (b...continue...
1 CD / Important Records / 2013-10-22Tracks: Fighting Sleep; Mannahatta; No Dreams; Purchase; Gathering the Elements; Rue De Montmorency; Fright, The; Outro
Photographer: Alexis Fleisig.
It makes sense that Brooklyn-based experimental composer Sarah Lipstate has a background in filmmaking. As Noveller, her processed-guitar landscapes took on the sa...continue...
1 CD / Firehouse 12 / 2013-10-22Tracks: Park Mechanics; Red Beach; Red Land [For Don Reich]; Piano Music; Japanese Music; Attic; Curtain; Moonless Night; Barcelona; Sagrada Familia; Still Life
Artists: Myra Melford
Personnel: Myra Melford (piano).
Audio Mixer: Nick Lloyd.
Liner Note Authors: Charles Johnson ; Myra Melford.
Recording information: Firehouse 12, New Haven, CT (01/14/2013).
Steven Brown (Saxophone/Keys)/Maxime Bodson/Brown Reininger Bodson/Blaine L. Reininger: Clear Tears/Troubled Waters
1 CD / Crammed Discs / 2013-10-15Artists: Steven Brown (Saxophone/Keys)/Maxime Bodson/Brown Reininger Bodson/Blaine L. Reininger
1 CD / / 2013-10-08Artists: Perrey-Kingsley
This 3-CD box set collects all the original Perry & Kingsley and Jean Jacques Perrey recordings including THE IN SOUND FROM WAY OUT (1966); SPOTLIGHT ON THE MOOG (1967); THE AMAZING NEW ELECTRONIC POP...continue...