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WARNING: the following review may rile jazz purists. This compilation consists of some jazz classics from the vast Verve catalog remixed by some electronically oriented ups…
Synths gurgle, the bass drones, electric trumpet floats over the mix of drum loops and rhythmic pulses. Welcome to Bill Laswell’s world. The sound is thick and steamy, prop…
In the 60s, tenor saxophonist and multi-instrument wiz Roland Kirk was an anomaly in a decade of anomalies. In an era where Jazz Musicians were supposed to be Serious Artis…
In 1968, with this French-ly titled platter, The Prince of Darkness was saying goodbye to one era and ushering in another. The early-to-mid-60s Quintet is here, and …
Bless the folks at Collectables for getting this long-lost gem back in circulation! Originally issued in 1975 as a 3-sided two record set, it was derided somewhat by the ja…
Acid Cabaret, the debut CD by the Ed Alstrom Trio is suitably named because just like a cabaret, the group's eclectic "Let Me Entertain You" style, has influences from Broa…
This CD is mysterious and minimalist in its slate gray cardstock wrapper. There are 11 cuts listed by the group that re-mixed them rather than the title. A little research …
Released on F.I.E. records (musician's Peter Hammill's own label) Minor Crisis is comprised of 9 original cuts written by guitarist Doug Kinloch. Hammill, of FIE! Records h…
Originally recorded in 1960, "The Sound Of The Wide Open Spaces!!! Is more than an inference to the vast expanse that is the state of Texas, it’s also about the music creat…
New Orleans drummer Stanton Moore is a shrewd master of funkified, rhythmic grooves, and he leaves nothing in the shed on "Flyin’ the Koop."
Moore’s day job is a regu…