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NEWSLETTER - April 20th, 2012



If It Feels Like Spring, It is! So Dig into These New Discs from:

Zorn/Laswell/Burger/Norton! Rust/Bjorkenheim/Ligeti! Afro Horn: Francisco Mora Catlett/JD Allen/Alex Harding! Brotzmann/Noble/Edwards LP! Vandermark Resonance Ensemble with Steve Swell! Roberts/Frisell/Harris/Wolleson!

Michael Jefry Stevens & Szilard Mezei! Many Arms! Paul Rutherford & George Haslam! High Duchess! Andrea Neumann/Bonnie Jones! Samech! Szilard Mezei Septet! Motorpsycho/Storlokken/TJO! Peter Whitehead! Catherine Crister Hennix! Eleh!

Anla Courtis/Okkyung Lee/C Spencer Yeh/Jon Wesseltoft! Bert Jansch! Adam Fairhall! Vintage Devo Live! Charles Ives! Don Preston! CDCM Computer Music! Duane Pitre! BBC Radiophonic Workshop! Eric Burdon/Animals Love Is! Bo Didley??

and, 50 Different HAT CD titles just added to our '7 for 6' Sale List!




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Get Your Tickets NOW

DMG's 21st Anniversary Show!

with

NELS CLINE & JULIAN LAGE
First appearance as a duo!

and

KALABALIK with RAOUL BJORKENHEIM, ANDERS NILSSON and GERALD CLEAVER
CD Release Party for Kalabalik's debut CD on DMG/ARC Records!


Friday, May 25th, 7 - 10 PM
doors open at 6 PM

at Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St, NYC.
212-505-3474

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 day of show
Students: $15 Day Of Show at ticket booth with valid school ID

Purchase tickets in advance here:
https://secure.gigmaven.com/events/8051/orders/new


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The DMG Free Weekly In-Store Performance Series Continues With:

THIS Sunday April 22nd
Early Double-Header (NOTE: 1st Set is at 5pm!):
5pm: KIRK KNUFFKE - Trumpet / BRIAN DRYE - Trombone /GIACOMO MEREGA - El. Bass!
6pm THE MUJO 4-TET featuring: MICHAEL ATTIAS - Saxes / J.G.B. - Clarinet / PASCAL NIGGENKEMPER - Contrabass / CARLO COSTA - Drums!

Sunday April 29th at 6pm:
BIRDS IN THE MEADOW Featuring - DARIUS JONES - Alto Sax & MARTY McCAVITT - Electronics!

Sunday, May 6th Double-Header:
6pm: The Return of BONNIE KANE on Sax & CHRIS WELCOME on Guitar!
7pm: JAMES ILGENFRITZ on Bass & MIKKO INNANEN on Alto Sax!

Sunday, May 13th Double-Header:
6pm: SARAH BUECHI - Vocalist & CHRISTOPH KNOCHE - Bass Clarinet & Harmonica!
7pm: DANIEL LEVIN - Solo & Duo Cello(s)!

Sunday, May 20th - No In-Store During the Victo Festival!

Sunday, May 27th Double-Header:
6pm: JESSE DULMAN & JASON CANDLER - Great Tuba & Alto Sax Duo!
7pm: MARTIN PHILADELPHY'S PUZZLE WORKS - Solo Guitar!

Sunday June 3rd Double-Header:
6pm: ZOMBI JAZZ from Florida! / 7pm: ALEX WEISS - Sax!

Sunday, June 10th at 6pm:
RAS MOSHE / ANDERS NILSSON / KYOKO KITAMURA!

Sunday, June 17th -Vision Fest - No In-Store Performance that night!

Sunday, June 24th at 6pm:
MATT LAVELLE & CO.

Sunday, July 1st at 6pm:
THE BROOKLYNITA TRIO Featuring: ERIKA DAGNINO (poetry), BLAISE SIWULA (reeds) & KEN FILIANO (bass)

Sunday, July 8th at 6pm:
Sohrab's SoSaLa Featuring: SOHRAB SAADAT LADJEVARDI - Sax & Vocal / BRIAN PRUNKA - Oud / DAMON BANKS - Bass!

Sunday, July 15th at 6pm:
JACK WRIGHT - Sax & JOHAN NYSTROM - Drums!


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Four AMAZING new Tzadik CDs!

JOHN ZORN With BILL LASWELL/ROB BURGER/KEVIN NORTON - Nosferatu (Tzadik 7397; USA) Created for a modern Polish stage production of Bram Stoker's classic vampire tale, Zorn has created a music filled with nostalgia, tenderness, violent power and a great sense of mystery. Featuring the dark ambient bass tones of Bill Laswell, the sensitive keyboards of Rob Burger, Kevin Norton on drums, vibes and percussion and Zorn on sax, this is a moody and menacing program of music for late night listening. Romantic ballads, ambient soundscapes and hardcore intensity! Special Packaging. RELEASED ON THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF BRAM STOKER'S DEATH - APRIL 20, 1912. TZADIK ARCHIVAL SERIES
CD $16

MANY ARMS [NICK MILLEVOI/JOHN DeBLASE/RICARDO LAGOMASINO] - Many Arms (Tzadik 7805; USA) Guitarist Nick Millevoi; Electric Bassist John DeBlase; Drummer Ricardo Lagomasino
A wild instrumental power trio from Philly, these three manic music masters have released 2 albums to date and this, their third is their undisputed masterwork. Three long suites, one by each member of the trio showcases the wide range of their music interests, from Ornette Coleman to Black Flag and Steve Reich. Beautifully recorded this is a powerful new music with an attitude. Intense and hard edged, this is not music for the faint of heart. A powerful new addition to Tzadik's new SPOTLIGHT series! TZADIK SPOTLIGHT SERIES
CD $14

HIGH DUCHESS [ANNA WAYLAND/ADRIAN HARPHAM] - Wanderlust (Tzadik 7726; USA) Anna Wayland is a talented and dynamic young songwriter whose influences range from blues, jazz, rock, world music and more. Her debut recording is a dark and heavy gothic masterpiece that takes us from death to love and back again. Produced by Mat Dennis and mixed by the great Alain Johannes it features Adrian Harpham on drums and plenty of Anna's ripping guitar work. Wanderlust is an intense and personal first CD from this dynamic and charismatic artist who is taking songwriting back to its roots with honesty, imagination, intelligence and passion. TZADIK ORACLE SERIES
CD $14

SAMECH - Quachatta (Tzadik 8169; USA) The design of the Hebrew letter samech is a circle, and represents infinity, because it has no beginning or end. In Kabbalah the samech represents the infinite power of the Ein Sof, G-d's infinite light. Another brilliant Jewish music group out of Poland, Samech is a string trio with percussion that makes music with a sweeping melodic edge and a strong rhythmic drive. Picking up where Davka and the Masada String Trio left off, they combine a variety of world music traditions into a fresh and exciting new music. Charming and endlessly listenable, this is a new chamber music for the 21st century. TZADIK RADICAL JEWISH CULTURE SERIES
CD $14


AFRO HORN [FRANCISCO MORA CATLETT/JD ALLEN/VINCENT BOWENS/ALEX HARDING et al] - Afro Horn Mix [2 CD set] (AACE 12-0001; USA) Francisco was proud to present Afro Horn for the first time in New York City at The Stone and Cornelia Street Cafe last year. Once again he built a strong and appropriate lineup and music for this exciting concept. He managed to align himself with a band of Detroiters: Alex Harding (baritone sax), Salim Washington (tenor sax) and Hakim Jami (bass), all transplanted New Yorkers who began in Detroit. Francisco is a drummer and composer who in the Jazz tradition brings alive the African Heritage in his music and art. The new Afro Horn project is the AFRO HORN MIX 2012 CD release, with a new outstanding line up: JD Allen & Vincent Bowens (tenor saxes), Alex Harding (baritone sax), Aruan Ortiz (piano), Rashaan Carter (bass), Roman Diaz (percussion) and Francisco Mora Catlett (drums).
"Mr. Mora Catlett played drums for the Sun Ra Orchestra for some seven years in the 1970's and learned about the spiritual side of jazz from the Saturnian big band leader himself. The cosmic spirit which is the central fuel for the Arkestra from the mid 1950's onwards and which still continues today is what informs and inspires whatever music Francisco works on and releases. This incredible 2-CD set adds another chapter to Francisco's cosmic journey. There are only known to be three actual "Afro-Horns" on this planet. The horns are forged in a rare metal only found in Africa and South America. No one knows who forged the horns but some think that it was the Egyptians. There is one in a heavily-guarded European museum and another on the west coast of Mexico, amongst a tribe of Indians.
The music here often sounds somewhat free yet revolves around a central theme. The first longer piece is based on "When the Saints Coming Marching In" yet it sounds completely fresh, organic and modern. The recording here is perfect: rich, warm and superbly balanced. "Barasuayo" features three saxes playing haunting and hypnotic harmonies over a slow, sensuous dreamscape. Mr. Mora Catlett's drums are always at the center of each piece and he is a master percussionist who never overplays yet supports each member just right. "Quinto Regimiento" reminds me of the Pharoah or McCoy-like record from the early seventies but without any screaming saxes. The great JD Allen (I believe) takes a great slow-burning tenor solo over those mesmerizing piano waves. Aruan Ortiz takes a colossal Dave Burrell-like piano solo with both percussionists weaving a rich web of rhythms underneath. The other tenorman takes his solo and keeps the flames blazes throughout. Bassist Rahsaan Carter who you may recall from his work with Michael Marcus also takes a superb contrabass solo here as does the bari saxist Alex Harding, another one of NY's finest young sax players. There is a long and wonderful poem in the enclosed booklet called "Advices from the Olumo", which deals with the African spirit world and is written in both English and Spanish. It does a fine job of illustrating what makes this disc so magical. Like the Art Ensemble of Chicago Francisco Mora Catlett's Septet blends the ancient and modern as well as the African and Latin streams into a most delectable blend. One of this year's best! - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
2 CD set for $17

and still available..

FRANCISCO MORA CATLETT & OUTERZONE 2010 With JD ALLEN/GRAHAM HAYNES/CRAIG TABORN et al - Andromeda-M31 [2 CD set] (AACE 10-0002; USA) JD Allen on tenor sax, Graham Haynes on cornet & electronics, Guido Gonzales on trumpet, Craig Taborn & Tecla Esposito on piano & electric keyboards, Val Jeanty on turntables & electronics, Carlo DeRosa on bass, Rafael Monteagudo on Afro Cuban percussion and Francisco Mora Catlett on drums, composition & production
2 CD set for $17


PETER BROTZMANN/STEVE NOBLE/JOHN EDWARDS - The Worse The Better: Live at Cafe OTO, January 2010 (Otoroku 01; UK) "Cafe OTO is a concert venue operating in Dalston, East London, specializing in various strains of avant-music: free jazz, song, electronics etc. OTO have been professionally recording various shows on and off since the venue opened in 2008. Their plan is to start releasing some of these recordings in vinyl editions. Available in a deluxe vinyl edition The Worse the Better is a recording of the stunning first set performed by the trio of Peter Brotzmann, Steve Noble and John Edwards at Cafe OTO in January 2010 during Brotzmann's first residency at the venue. It was also the first time this trio had played together. The concert was recorded at Cafe OTO by Shane Browne and mastered by Andrea (LUPO) Lubich at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. The 180g vinyl edition comes with two color silk-screened artwork by Peter Brotzmann printed on acid-free archival card stock and the vinyl is housed in a two color 300gsm OTO-roku stock inner sleeve."
LP $28


ANLA COURTIS/OKKYUNG LEE/C. SPENCER YEH/JON WESSELTOFT - Cold Burn (Feeding Tube 69; USA) Superstar live drone fiesta time here. Recorded in Oslo, during an Aurora Borealic night of January, 2010, this beauty thrums with a majesty-vibe arising deep from within the earth. Each of the participants has been horn-blown around the globe for mastery of individual string/machine attack. C. Spencer Yeh's violin arcs have powered a million strange improv scenes. Jon Wesseltoft is clearly the king of Norwegian harmonium dudes. Okkyung Lee is a Korean polymath re: formal cello innovations, but her handling of rainbow parallelograms is unequalled regardless of national borders. And Anla Courtis has taken the Argentinean electric guitar to points in space unvisited by any of his countrymen. The two sides of this LP form a brilliant whole. The first is a sequence of small discrete events that cohere because of "fifth mind" dynamic overlays. The second is the seamless contrail of an arrow shot directly into the heart of the sun. Together, they comprise one of the tastiest sessions of motion-as-stasis you will hear in many a dark night. Breathe the deep of the still and buzzing air. Be free and be one.
LP $20


RESONANCE ENSEMBLE With KEN VANDERMARK/DAVE REMPIS/STEVE SWELL/MAGNUS BROO et al - What Country Is This? (Not Two 885; EEC) "In mid December of 2004, for some completely unknown reason, a complimentary issue of Time Magazine showed up in my mailbox. I hate the periodical, never read it except when I'm at the dentist, so I have no idea why it arrived. On the front cover was George W. Bush's face, he had been selected as Person Of The Year by the magazine's editors after his reelection as president. Just one more reason to hate the publication. As I flipped through the pages with masochistic curiosity while drinking my morning coffee, I came across the following, an excerpt from 'Late Ripeness', written by Czeslaw Milosz, a poet I had never heard of:

Not soon, as late as the approach of my ninetieth year,
I felt a door opening in me and I entered
the clarity of early morning.
One after another my former lives were departing,
like ships, together with their sorrow.
And the countries, cities, gardens, the bays of seas
assigned to my brush came closer,
ready now to be described better than they were before.

His words have stuck with me. I read them at a time when I was starting to rethink the aesthetics of my music and here were phrases that gave me some hope that, even if it took until I was ninety, I might find my way. I cut out the excerpt and taped it to my refrigerator, where it stayed for years.." - from the liner notes by Ken Vandermark
"Ken Vandermark never ceases to amaze me. He takes each and every project seriously and obviously chooses his collaborators with care. Considering how many discs he has, this is quite a vast undertaking. This is the fourth disc from the Resonance Ensemble, this time they are a ten piece unit with musicians from Chicago and Poland. Each of the three long pieces here is extraordinary in different ways. "Fabric Moment" is explosive yet tight and extremely intense. There are four reeds solos and each one is just incredible: Dave Rempis on tenor, Vandermark on bari, Mikolaj Trzaska on alto and Waclaw Zimpel on B-flat clarinet. Even the ensemble playing in between the solos is ferocious and compact. It reminds me of the Brotherhood of Breath but it is not as free. "Acoustic Fence" is more somber and sobering with some wonderful brass work by Steve Swell and Per-Ake Holmlander. The complex written parts are rather Zappa-like and there appears to be a sly sense of humor involved. "Open Window Theory" (for Fred Anderson) begins with layers of reeds and brass swirling around each other in tight orbits. It sounds as if it is being conducted since it is so tightly knit. This music is consistently flabbergasting and never totally free. It is another dynamic effort from one the most influential and restless musicians that the US have produced. It reaches across many borders and brings an international crew into a bright light that shines through the fog propaganda and misinformation." - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
CD $18


HANK ROBERTS With BILL FRISELL/JEROME HARRIS/KENNY WOLLESON - Everything Is Alive (W&W 174; Germany) There is no argument in my mind that the Bill Frisell quartet(s) that recorded albums like "Where in the World" and "Look out for Hope" were on to something special. Mixing jazz, rock and Americana, they created a lasting and captivating blend of music, and it seems that some of the musicians who worked in these groups revisit the style in some fashion - often with Frisell's help. Kermit Driscoll's recent "Reveille" touched on it and "Everything is Alive" from cellist Hank Roberts certainly embraces it while putting its own stamp upon it. While I have enjoyed other recent collaborations between Roberts and Frisell, such as Frisell's "Disfarmer" and "Signs of Life", I'm finding the intensity on the cellist's new album quite satisfying. Joining Roberts here is drummer Kenny Wollesen, bassist Jerome Harris and the aforementioned Frisell on guitar. Throughout the album, Roberts' compositions have intricate passages, big loping rhythms and streaks of humor mixed in with serious compositions.
The first song, "Crew Cut" is a great romp replete with a deep groove and power chords. Roberts' cello cuts through with legato melody and Frisell contributes off an energetic, dare I say, rocking solo. Following this is the pastorally spartan Cayuga, where Robert's builds up a folkish melody, full of space and longing. A few more cuts in is 'Joker's Ace', featuring a sound scape that build slowly with scattered percussion and eventually morphing into an askew hoe-down. The next tune 'Open Gate' features the back-beat loping feel, some folk-like motifs, and a devastatingly good solo from Roberts. 'Necklace' is atmospheric and delicate, with Wollesen providing accents and washes in lieu of steady rhythm.
Frisell and Robert's earlier work is simply a touchstone. Here, Robert's compositions with their masterful folklike whimsy breath and come to life and throughout, the group's interplay really shines. Frisell's guitar is both searing and sweet, Robert's colors the proceedings with well chosen dissonance, and Harris and Wollesen keep the songs moving. This album is fast becoming a frequent play on my iPod. - Paul Acquaro, FreeJazzStefBlog
CD $17


New and recent from Michael Jefry Stevens!

SZILARD MEZEI/MICHAEL JEFRY STEVENS - Anzix (ARC; USA) Szilard Mezei on viola and Michael Jefry Stevens on piano. Considering that Hungarian violist, Szilard Mezei has been recording for less than a decade, he is incredible prolific with some twenty discs on a half dozen labels (Leo, Not Two, Slam, No Business & Ayler). This is Mr. Mezei's second disc with American pianist Michael J. Stevens after that trio last year (2011) with Jon Hemmersam. Mezei is certainly ambitious as he has discs of solos, duos, trios, quartet, quintet to an octet. The ever-impressive pianist, Michael Jefry Stevens, who currently lives in Memphis, whose career is perhaps twice as long, has about 65 discs under his belt, and also records in similar sized units from solo to duo to trio, quartet & quintets.
This is an entirely acoustic, all improvised duo recorded in a studio in Budapest in May of 2007. You can hear these men listening closely and responding, tossing ideas back and forth and combining their talents into an intricate blend. The first piece, "Close Anzix" is most restrained with careful notes slowly drifting around one another and both men adding bits of shade or color to each other's sound. With each track, the interaction getting more heated and exciting, although they often take their time to explore each nuance so that they remain connected on different levels. Sometimes it takes a certain amount of inner calm to appreciate subtly of what goes on here. The riches found within are worth their weight in gold-pressed latinum (as the Ferengi say). - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
CD $15

BRAIN INVENTORY TRIO [ESA PIETILA/MICHAEL JEFRY STEVENS/JUHO LAITINEN] - The Wall (Konnex 5284; Germany) Featuring Esa Pietila on tenor sax, Juho Laitinen on cello and Michael Jefry Stevens on piano. This disc was recorded "live" at a concert hall in Helsinki, Finland in September of 2010. Both Esa and Juho are Finnish while Michael is currently based in North Carolina. This is a fine international trio who do both group improvs as well as member contributing a song or two. The trio improvisations are spirited, organic, diverse and often leave us at the edge of our seats wondering where they will lead to next. The written pieces show another side of the trio. Pietila's "Choral" features some melancholy cello, tenor and piano drifting together quietly. Mr. Stevens' piece, "Crow" consists of sliding cello with bent piano and sax playing abstractly around one another, coming together on just certain notes. Both "Puu" by Juho and "Improvisation-Solo Piano" by Michael are solid solo offerings and balance the program nicely. Overall, this is a particularly inspired set in which each piece fits within the underlying structure just right. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
CD $16

IN TRANSIT [JOURG SOLOTHURNMANN/MICHAEL JEFRY STEVENS/DANIEL STUDER/DIETER ULRICH] - Shifting Moods (Konnex 5260 ; Germany) Featuring Jurg Solothurnmann on alto & soprano saxes, Michael Jefry Stevens on piano, Daniel Studer on contrabass and Dieter Ulrich on drums.
CD $16

HARVEY SORGEN/STEVE RUST/MICHAEL JEFRY STEVENS - A Scent In Motion (Konnex 5224; Germany)
CD $16

also available, last [3] copies of

AERCINE [HARVEY SORGEN/STEVE RUST/MICHAEL JEFRY STEVENS/HERB ROBERTSON/MARK FELDMAN] - Aercine (Drimala 02-347-06; USA) This all-star quintet has been together for quite a while in different permutations, including an early effort with Dave Douglas and Joe Fonda called the Mosaic Sextet (reissued on GM), plus some half dozen different releases with varying personnel on Leo. Commencing with some a dark piano intro, the rest of the quintet soon float in with the ever-incredible clarion trumpet of Herb Robertson and ghost-like violin swirls of Mark Feldman [the first time these two have recorded together] blend with the quirky rhythm team fragments. On "The Shokoe Slip", Herb is off on one his astounding high flying trumpet solos pushed by the propulsive start and stop rhythm team work, then its Michael's turn to display his formidable pianistics with another marvelous solo, followed by another amazing solo from the hottest violinist in town - Mark Feldman. Bassist Steve Rust, whom I am not familiar with, and Harvey Sorgen are splendid throughout, consistently spinning, listening, digging in, balancing and pushing all the soloists. Although, this music is completely improvised, there is an invisible thread, a connection of spirits that runs throughout - five outstanding musicians working together and creating a magical web around and between each other. Everyone plays acoustically and the production by Harvey and Steve is superb, warm, clear and perfect. Without any doubt, one of this month's (year's?) best.
CD $15 (Out of print, but we have it!)


STEVE RUST TRIO With RAOUL BJORKENHEIM/LUKAS LIGETI - Bottom Feeder (Dane 65; EEC) Steve Rust: basses; Raoul Bjorkenheim: electric guitars; Lukas Ligeti: drums. Recorded at the Clubhouse, Woodstock NY, in June 2005.
NY composer/bassist Steve Rust, known for his trio recordings with Michael Jefry Stevens and Harvey Sorgen, as well as work with Walter Thompson, Dave Douglas, et al, wisely instigated this continuously fascinating session, composing pieces with especially with this lineup in mind: genre-bending guitarist Raoul Bjorkenheim and thinking-man's percussionist Lukas Ligeti, both composers in their own right. This is NOT a relentless 'power trio' jam - there are sections that play with silence as well as pieces that toy with the funkiness inherent in a 'jazz' march, and snatches of proto-fusion - nor a recording where one person solos at the expense of the music and/or the other players - all three shine and speak volumes of musical ingenuity! REMARKABLE! - MannyLunch
CD $15


New on Slam!

PAUL RUTHERFORD & GEORGE HASLAM With SAMULI MIKKONEN TRIO - Raahe '89: For Paul Rutherford (Slam 328; UK) Paul Rutherford on trombone, George Haslam on bari sax & tarogato, Samuli Mikkonen on piano, Ulf Krokfors on double bass and Mika Kallio on drums. Paul Rutherford had a singular voice on his trusty trombone and was one of the finest musicians to emerge from the European jazz scene. His passing in 2007 was a great loss to us all so finding unreleased music from him and his occasional collaborator is a rare treat. This disc was recorded live in Finland in July of 1999 with Rutherford and Haslam backed by a fine Finnish rhythm team. Bassist Ulf Krokfors has worked with Raoul Bjorkenheim in Krakatau, as well as with Juhani Aaltonen, Iro Haarla and Jarmo Savolainen. Their drummer, Mika Kallio, has a number of discs out with saxist Mikko Innanen and other Finnish players.
This disc features one 53 minute piece which is entirely improvised by the quintet. It is superbly recorded, completely focused and often explosive. Rutherford takes an incredible, long, diverse solo with some most impressive interplay from the piano, bass and drums who flow in and out and shift directions organically. Towards the end of Paul's solo, George enters on bari sax adding more strong harmonies and intricate interplay until his solo takes over and calms the vibe down. The piano trio emerges in the next section with a powerful solo from Mr. Mikkonen's piano leading the way. Eventually the sax and trombone re-enter and swirl around one another in robust waves. The entire disc has a joyous, uplifting vibe and is exciting and engaging from the beginning until the end. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
CD $16

SZILARD MEZEI SEPTET - 100 Tu Hossza (Slam 536; UK) Szilard Mezei on viola & compositions, Bogdan Rankovic on alto sax & bass clarinet, Branislav Aksin on trombone, Albert Markos on cello, Kornel Papista on tuba, Ervin Malina on double bass and Istvan Csik on drums. Hungarian violist Szilard Mezei continues to release discs on a half dozen different labels with varied sized bands, from solo to octet, with both improvised and written music being involved. Although Mr. Mezei is a gifted musician, it is his composing that consistently knocks me out. For this disc Szilard has put together an excellent septet of his regular collaborators. Recorded at the Loft in Koln, the sound is superb. "Seventh" is taken at a nervous, fast-paced tempo with some intricate lines played tightly together and exciting solos from the alto sax, trombone, viola and tuba. Although "Lost Water-Coast" features the cellist, it is layered harmonies for the rest of the band that makes this so compelling. You can tell that Mezei put a good deal of time into composing and arranging this material since the more I listen, the more complex ideas I hear between the soloists and the rest of the ensemble, together and apart. Certain sections are stripped down to give the players a chance to breathe between the more challenging written parts but everything here has a sense of purpose. This music is somewhere in between modern classical and avant jazz, yet it works on a variety of levels. Like everything else from Szilard Mezei, this is another buried treasure well worth seeking out. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
CD $16

BARCODE QUARTET [ALISON BLUNT/ANNETTE GIESRIEGL/ELISABETH HARNIK/JOSEF KLAMMER] - You're It (Slam 288; UK) Barcode Quartet is of Alison Blunt on violin, Elisabeth Harnik on piano, Annette Giesriegl on voice and Josef Klammer on drums & electronics. This quartet features two Brits (Alison & Elisabeth) and two musicians from Austria (Annette & Josef) and was recorded live in Austria in July of 2011. We know of Ms. Blunt from discs on the Emanem and PSI labels that she is on while Mr. Klammer has recorded with Martin Philadelphy. International free improv has a way of reaching across borders so that musicians who can't understand the same vocal or written language can still communicate ideas via music. It would no doubt be nearly impossible to figure where exactly where any of these musicians came from by listening to what they do here. Not that it really matters. What does matter is the end results which are spirited, creative and focused into a group sound. For those of you who have a problem with improvised vocals (I don't), Ms. Giesriegl is integral to the quartet's sound, blends strongly and never takes over. Ms. Blunt plays acoustic violin and like Szilard Mezei is a gifted improviser who consistently adds sparks and flourishes to quartet. There are some sections on this disc where the quartet really take off and soar, swirling around one another to an ecstatic conclusion. Truly strong medicine for the tough times present and ahead. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
CD $16

ADAM FAIRHALL With JAMES ALLSOPP/CHRIS BRIDGES/STEVE CHADWICK et al - The Imaginary Delta: Live July 2011 (Slam 289; UK) Adam Fairhall on piano & compositions, James Allsopp on clarinets, Chris Bridges on trombone & jug, Steve Chadwick on trumpet, Paul J. Rogers on laptop, electronics, turntable & diddely bow, Tim Fairhall on bass and Gaz Hughes on drums. The Slam label has a long history of discovering new and often unrecorded musicians from Great Britain, as well as South America and Italy. Pianist & composer Adam Fairhall is a new name for me and here debuts an impressive septet. This disc was recorded live at the Manchester Jazz Festival in July of 2011. Starting off with a strange mutated blues sample the group soon jump into a strong, hard-swinging groove. The team of frontline horns - clarinet, trumpet and trombone, has a distinctive sound that seems to dip into some New Orleans-like rambunctious. This band is consistently tight and spirited with exuberant piano from Mr. Allsopp. "Sedalia Rag" does actually sound like a rag and the entire vibe does make me smile. Utility player, Paul J. Rogers, knows how to insert certain samples or sounds to enhance those old school references from jazz's long history. There is an ancient blues/jazz voice by Ivy Smith sampled on "Arabian Fantasy" and "Nightmare Blues" by Victoria Spivey used on another piece. The band erupts on "Tutwiler Train Stomp" which features some smokin' clarinet, trombone and piano solos. Mr. Fairhall's septet do a good job of keeping one foot in the past and the other in the present without resorting to copying an older style too closely. I guess this makes sense since this is "The Imaginary Delta". - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
CD $16


ANDREA NEUMANN/BONNIE JONES - Green Just As I Could See (Erstwhile 65; USA) From the very first clicks, to the extremely short ghostly choral voice passage, all the way down to the wheezing pipes sound, Andrea Neumann and Bonnie Jones do a smash-up job at producing one of this years greatest electro-acoustic/sound design recordings. With clicking and hissing reminiscent of the good parts of Voice Crack coupled with hints of Fred Frith's table-top guitar via piano strings. Green Just As I Could See, engulfs the listener into the sonic cinema of Neumann/Jones, which is set in their inner-dimensional reality; one that allows you to see the past and future all at once. All and all a very enjoyable sonic journey that all should go on repeatedly! Looking forward to hearing more from this duo! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! -Chuck Bettis/DMG
CD $13


THEO TRIO [THEO MAY/KEITH TIPPETT/JULIE TIPPETTS] - Theo Trio (SouthWestMusic 04; UK) "Ever since the great pianist Keith Tippett and the wonderful jazz/pop vocalist Julie Driscoll began collaborating more than four decades ago, they have always created special music together. Julie has been featured on a number of Keith's best albums (like 'Ovary Lodge' & 'Centipede'), but when they finally recorded their first duo effort, 'Couple in Spirit', it brought the best in each and remains a true jewel. They have recorded a handful of other duo or trio efforts since and each one has been special. Their new one features them in a 'supporting' role to a brilliant young (age: 13) violinist named Theo May; and again, something quite remarkable has occurred. You might expect that the age gap of nearly fifty years might mean something but this is never the case. All three musicians are in fine form and remain inspired throughout. This set was superbly recorded and the sound is consistently splendid, perfectly balanced. Julie plays a wide variety of small percussion while Keith uses woodblocks & pebbles inside the piano. Each of the six pieces creates a different vibe or space and takes us on an enchanting journey. Certain sounds or ideas are started by one musician and completed by another as if one musical thought has occurred and been transferred from person to person, from musician to listener. This is indeed magic music which casts a spell and it doesn't get any better than this." - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
CD $18


MOTORPSYCHO & STALE STORLOKKEN With TRONDHEIM JAZZ ORCHESTRA - The Death Defying Unicorn [2 CD set] (Rune Grammofon 2124; EEC) On this epic, double concept album, easily their most ambitious yet, Motorpsycho has assembled the cream of classical and jazz musicians from world class ensembles established in Trondheim, their hometown. The Death Defying Unicorn was first commissioned by Molde International Jazzfestival for their 50th anniversary in 2010 where it was performed on the main outdoor stage. This, however, has been partly re-arranged, refined and recorded from scratch at Propeller Studios in Oslo with Kare Chr. Vestrheim once again co-producing as he did with Heavy Metal Fruit. Stale Storlokken (Supersilent, Elephant9, Humcrush, Terje Rypdal) is considered one of Norway's top keyboardists, but here he comes into his full as a writer and not at least arranger of the two ensembles. His contributions to this album cannot be stressed enough. Among the players in Trondheim Jazz Orchestra are well-known names such as Kjetil Moster (Ultralyd), Andre Roligheten (Albatrosh) and Mathias Eick, not to forget star violinist Ola Kvernberg. Most bands will reach a creative peak at a certain point in their career, after which they simply continue in a less interesting fashion before eventually calling it a day. Not so with Motorpsycho. After more than 20 years, they continue to develop and to challenge themselves artistically. Motorpsycho was founded in Trondheim by mainstays Bent Saether and Hans Magnus Ryan. Drummer Hakon Gebhard joined them after their first album and stayed until 2005. Kenneth Kapstad took over the stool for Little Lucid Moments in 2008. Kim Hiorthoy is, as always, responsible for the artwork, this time joined by artist Thore Hansen for the fantastic inside illustration.
2 CD set for $22


PETER WHITEHEAD - The Brightness Of The Day Is Bigger Than The Bed: Music For Dance & Film Vol 2 [sndtck s] (Out Of Round 027; USA) Peter Whitehead is an instrument maker, guitarist, songwriter and composer for films & dance. His half dozen previous discs cover a wide range genres from folk/rock/psych to further out experimental sounds. This is the second volume of Mr. Whitehead's 'Music for Dance and Film' and he has created another enchanting dream/world. Although there are 18 (relatively short) tracks, written for various dance and film projects, they do seem to fit together. Besides the regular instrumentation like guitar, piano (?) and voice, there are instruments which sound like harpsichords, dulcimers or zithers. Each piece creates a different theme or vibe. Folk/psych electric and acoustic guitars are often at the center of many of these pieces and remind me the more endearing side of late sixties/early seventies music that still touches me. There are also a number of odd bowed, plucked or tapped sounds which are made on his own invented instruments, sometimes altered but never too much. Sections of this CD sound like early Terry Riley or other hypnotic minimalist music which certainly adds to the charm. Mr. Whitehead, who is British-born and lived in the Bay Area for many years, now lives here, so lucky us. He sings on just a couple of tracks with that warm, delightful tone that made his earlier CDs ('Now This!' & 'Under the Gun') into long lost gems from another era. There is one song, "For You Again" that sounds as if it were taken from some early Pink Floyd album that has been long forgotten. Right now (4/19/12), the sun is out, the breeze is blowing and it feels like a perfect Spring day. What more could we ask for than a new disc by the great Peter Whitehead?!? - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
CD $14

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PETER WHITEHEAD - Three Bags Full: Music For Dance & Film Vol 1 [sndtck s] (Strange Attractor 04; USA) Bizarre and fascinating scores performed by legendary but under-recognized San Francisco based instrument maker for unusual invented instruments - Peter Whitehead.
Soundtracks and scores for Dance and Film. This collection features a number of instrumental pieces composed and played by Peter, all selections from his numerous dance and film scores, created for San Francisco Bay Area choreographers and film-makers over a period of roughly four years. The music is lyrical as well as rhythmic. Rich in texture and atmosphere as well as melody. Features a number of the artists original self-made instruments.
CD $14

PETER WHITEHEAD - Giselle (Out Of Round 009; USA) Giselle was created as a score for choreographer Brechin Flournoy's modern adaptation of the classical ballet "Giselle." The story is based on an obscure Eastern European folk tale. The sixty minute score was composed and played by Peter Whitehead using a variety of instruments which he either bought during his travels or constructed himself. He also used a number of 'found' instruments and toys. The result is a richly textured weave with a variety of timbres, all of which blend together into a musical narrative which follows the story of Giselle, a young peasant girl who dies of a broken heart and passes to the underworld
CD $14

PETER WHITEHEAD - Under The Gun (Out Of Round 017; USA) I find it sad how much ink is spilled on the "freak folk" movement in various magazines around the planet. I happen to enjoy the likes of Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom and Vashti Bunyon, but I find that there is no comparison to true wizards like Robert Wyatt, (early) Kevin Ayers, Roy Harper and Tom Rapp. A few years back, a friend of mine named Tim Sternberg, left me with a copy of a disc by Peter Whitehead called, "Now This". Peter is an instrument-maker and singer/songwriter based in San Francisco. "Now This" (on Out of Round Records) completely blew my mind on many levels. His songs were enchanting, the music, the words, his vocals and the sounds of the instruments he has invented all are better than any of the other hyped "freak folk" that I read endlessly about. Besides this disc, Peter also has a handful of other instrumental collaborations that are equally intriguing. The good news, Peter has not one but two new CD's out and both are again phenomenal.
"Under the Gun" features Peter Whitehead on vocals, guitars, fiddles, cellos, lutes, cittern, canjo, reeds, drone-wheel, percussion and (that's not a) toy piano. Commencing with "Nine Days", Peter's haunting voice, hypnotic guitar and cellos, bathe us in somber, contemplative fall colors. The title track features some stunning acoustic 12-string guitar, a chorus that chants "monkey see, monkey do" and a majestic melody to die for. Peter borrows phrases from old fairy tales and strips them down to their bare essentials, giving us something to contemplate without filling in the blanks. Most of these songs don't feature the invented instruments that Peter uses, so he concentrates on more enigmatic song structures and slightly twisted lyrics. I dig the way he places a couple of layers of spoken word vocals on "Hand the Dark Day Down" and how he opens one song with "There digging up your mother again". In some ways, this disc sounds timeless, like it could've been made at any point from the mid-sixties onwards. I love the way he gives his acoustic guitar (or an autoharp?) a harpsichord-like sound and the way the cellos provide some angelic warmth. What is wonderful about this is that us folks here at DMG can look forward to months of contemplation digging into the layers of magic that this disc will provide. We can't wait to hear that new instrumental disc as well. - BLG
CD $14

PETER WHITEHEAD - Adamantine (Music For Susan Marshall & Company) (private release; USA) [Limited Ed/CD-R] Peter Whitehead is a British-born, former Bay Area based musician, songwriter and instrument-maker. He is currently living in NYC and continues to create his own unique world of sounds and songs. 'Adamantine' was originally written and performed for Susan Marshall's Dance Company for a gig at Montclair State University in NJ in March of 2009. For that piece and for this disc, the two musicians featured consist of Elton Bradman on percussion and Peter Whitehead on everything else (guitars & assorted homemade instruments). Peter's previous discs showed two sides to his distinctive music: incredible folk/psych singer/songwriter tunes of highest degree and strange yet compelling instrumental music created on Peter's own unique mountain of home-made instruments. This disc seems to blend both worlds without any of Peter's charming singing or lyrics.
The first sound we hear is some sort of odd thumb-piano like instrument playing a repeating, hypnotic phrase with a high hat accompaniment. For "Florescent Flash" Peter plays a swirling post-surf, psych electric guitar line strumming up a storm with throbbing percussion underneath and mesmerizing us at the same time. I dig the dreamy Philip Glass-like Farfisa line that permeates the air like good incense on "After Fluorescents". Even though Peter plays a normal electric guitar on much of this, he is able to create some magical psych melodies that are completely enchanting. Each piece evokes a feeling or vibe, perfect for thoughtful contemplation or a transcendent journey on a flying carpet. I have to admit that I am a sucker for these swell sixties-like sounds - I have visions of hippie babes dancing care-freely! - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
CD $14


MISJA FITZGERALD MICHEL With MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO//NICK DRAKE - Time Of No Reply (No Format 19; EEC) French jazz musician Misja Fitzgerald Michel pays tribute to the magic of Nick Drake's music on this mostly instrumental album where Meshell Ndegeocello lends her voice and a few words to a song -- a manner of saying that the voice of the Englishman is heard first and foremost in the notes and the rhythms he left to posterity. The concept of bare simplicity is one of the key ideas that brought Misja Fitzgerald Michel to Nick Drake's world. In his works, no matter how elaborate they may be, the Englishman never yielded to the temptation of superficiality or verbosity. The acoustic guitar is at the core of a disc that is much more than just another guitar record -- first, because here and there, other influences can be heard; the barrier-breaking cellist Olivier Koundouno, the arranger and lighting technician Nicolas Repac or the songwriter Hugh Coltman. Misja, far from the isolated ghetto of "guitar music," chose to adventure onto the boundless fields of musicality alone. His aesthetic choices stem from that adventure, that is, quite simply, a yearning for poetry and sensation.
CD $16


BERT JANSCH - Sweet Sweet Music (SecretRecords 45; USA) "Bert Jansch, legendary songwriter and guitarist, is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential musicians of all time. In 2006 Bert worked with some of the latest musicians to emerge on the scene on his highly acclaimed most recent album, The Black Swan which was hailed internationally as one of Bert's greatest albums. This edited live set was recorded in 2007. Bert passed away in October 2011."
CD $15


DEVO - Live In Seattle 1981 [2 LP set] (Booji Boy 01; USA) "A rare recording of Devo live in concert during their 1981 'New Traditionalists' tour, extracted from Devo's archives, and unreleased until now. For this tour, Devo donned the self-designed plastic replicas of Reagan's lacquered hair look and got to work on synchronized treadmills placed in a stage set featuring a back lit, fast food abomination of a Greek temple with Ionic columns. Devo were through bein' cool even though they never started. The look, the show and the songs mutated beyond their satiric underpinnings into something strangely captivating to many and very threatening to others. Once again Devo struck a raw nerve and served as a cultural litmus test. The press heaped big helpings of praise for their originality and vicious attacks on their 'ungodliness' in equal amounts. This 2LP set was cut from a cassette recording of Devo's show in Seattle, WA show in November '81. Devo archivist Michael Pilmer (aka Devo-Obsesso), found the tape in a shoebox full of cassettes in Bob No 2's home fifteen years ago, which he immediately transferred it to DAT. Afterward it promptly disappeared in the flotsam of Devo history. Here resurrected it stands as a testament to Prince's claim 'Devo, you guys are crazy!' Yes, crazy tight and relentless like Caucasian James Browns on marching powder. Enjoy."
2 LP set for $28


CATHERINE CHRISTER HENNIX - Live At The Grimm Museum Vol 1: Blues Dhikr Al-Salam (Important 354; USA) "Blues Dhikr Al-Salam (Blues Al Maqam) for voice, brass, computer and live electronics in the mixed-media environment Nur/Soliton(E) Star. The world premiere of the infinitary computer animation NUR and the accompanying infinitary computer sound composition Soliton(E) Star were given at Diapason Gallery (NYC) for the celebration of La Monte Young's 70th birthday in 2005. Catherine Christer Hennix has now extended this installation in the venerable tradition of the pentatonic blues for a live-electronic ensemble. Recorded live on Sunday August 14, 2011 at the Grimm Museum, Berlin.
CD $18

ELEH - Radiant Intervals [Ltd Ed of 1000 copies] (Important 353; USA) "CD issue of the most recent Eleh full length LP. Remastered for the digital domain. Heavy duty letterpressed gatefold jackets. Edition of 1000.
Radiant Intervals is the first Eleh full length on Important since 2008's Floating Frequencies/Intuitive Synthesis Vol. 3 and it follows Eleh's full length for the Touch label.
Eleh has been an enigma since the first record under that name was released in 2006. In numbered editions with letter-pressed sleeves, usually on Important Records, these vinyl-only releases were evidently a labor of love and attention. Further recordings have been released on the labels Taiga and Touch, making up 13 vinyl editions in all. Eleh began as long ago as 1999 as an exploration of analog synthesis, emphasizing low frequency oscillation and resonant acoustic phenomena. Eleh's work highlights the physical presence of sound as it has been inspired by the physical world.
CD $14

DUANE PITRE - Feel Free (Important 349; USA) "The two major focal points in the creation of composer Duane Pitre's Feel Free, his new work for a unique sextet combination, were rhythm and melody. An open yet orderly system intended to produce potentially infinite variations of self-generating rhythm and melody was carefully created for this piece, allowing the sextet musicians to approach these factors in a freer manner. This 'musical system,' combined with the fixed elements of the composition, in turn, spawned a rich foundation of harmony & rhythm that sounds and feels exotic and new. The title, Feel Free, derives in part from one of the composition's instructions to its performers. It suggests that they should feel free to interact with (or ignore) one another, as well as with the random, real-time, computer generated patterns of guitar harmonics (the pillar of the work); therefore making intuitive yet rule-based decisions, in that moment of the piece, instead of relying on standard notation to dictate their every move. This approach creates a performance that is unique upon each occasion that it is performed; it is free from its own restraints. Pitre set out to compose a piece as a musical lattice-work that was rich with layers and interweaving rhythmic patterns, superimposing themselves upon each another in ways that would at times synchronize with and without intention. It is a system rooted in chaos that finds alignment in a myriad of ways."
CD $14

ANOICE - The Black Rain (Important 351; USA) "The structure of The Black Rain flows as an album full of preludes working up to the gigantic full band composition titled 'Finale.' As this finale comes to a close the attentive listener is rewarded with a soft landing called 'Fall Asleep' which brings the album to a close. Most of the arrangements for The Black Rain are comprised of strings, piano and organ. Pianos were recorded at various locations including a hotel ruined by the earthquake. Pieces from The Black Rain are included on a charity compilation titled More Hope For Japan and a Louis Vuitton iPhone application. The Black Rain was originally intended to be released in spring of 2011, but was withheld due to the title of the album and the provocative sadness, rage and hatred against apathy expressed in the compositions. The distribution of music throughout many districts of Japan was halted giving Anoice more time work on the record. Although the group did not originally set out to make a record which dealt with the theme of nuclear disaster everything changed after the tragic events of March 11th."
CD $14

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ANOICE - Remmings (Important 76; USA) "Let's get this straight immediately. Anoice is not another instrumental group with strong rock tendencies and an armchair association with classical music. Unlike numerous contemporaries which they will undoubtedly be compared to, their goal is not to follow the trends and make the soft/loud/soft/loud juxtapositions in every song, but to carefully craft each song with a strong attention to melody, solid accompaniment, and courteous counterpoint. While each member cites different musical influences, it's fairly evenly split between rock (think My Bloody Valentine meets King Crimson), classical and modern composers (Perhaps Debussy and Shostakovitch writing together after drinking heavily from Phillip Glass), jazz and electronic (Autechre meets Mum maybe?). Combining all of these influences with their obvious Japanese heritage Anoice has created an album with an emotional arc, climaxing magnificently as it ends and leaves the listener determined to press play once again. Pronounced 'a noyce,' the name comes from the Celtic word for 'now' (Anois).
CD $14


DON PRESTON - Filters, Oscillators & Envelopes 1967-75 (Sub Rosa 334; Belgium) Previously-unreleased electronic music from original The Mothers Of Invention keyboardist, Don Preston. "We're coming to the beginning of a new era wherein the development of the inner-self is the most important thing. We have to train ourselves so that we can improvise on anything: a bird, a sock, a fuming beaker. This, too, can be music. Anything can be music." --Don Preston, extracts from Uncle Meat, 1969, The Mothers Of Invention
One could hardly not see in Don Preston a key musician within Frank Zappa's oeuvre. He is not only that, but his presence has marked The Mothers' major records from 1966 to 1974. His touch was already there before the arrival of Ian Underwood, and it continued after Ian left. You all remember "King Kong" (its magnificence as interpreted by Dom DeWild) from the second Uncle Meat suite. A certain form of jubilation emanates from this track, thanks to Preston's fluid style and lightly astringent tone on the Moog synthesizer -- that instrument never sounded quite like that before or after. This might have to do with his double training, his twin interests, since he had been simultaneously working with Gil Evans and listening intensely to Luciano Berio, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Tod Dockstader. Immersed in jazz music, he was imagining secret ties with the nascent electronic music. In the mid-'60s, Preston started developing an electronic instrument, using a home-made synthesizer and a series of oscillators and filters. Out of this instrument came "Electronic Music" (1967), his first piece. Two years later, he became a close friend of Robert Moog, and their discussions gave birth to a number of applications in relation with the flexibility of the instrument. Nowadays, you can't mention the Mini-Moog without thinking of Preston. Bob Moog himself said about his solo in "Waka/Jawaka": "That's impossible. You can't do that on a Moog." Filters, Oscillators & Envelopes features the other side, the hidden side of Don Preston: the composer of purely electronic music.
CD $16
aslo available on LP for $17


CHARLES IVES - Universe Symphony (Centaur 2205; USA) "Performed by the Cincinnati Philharmonic Orchestra, and conducted by G. Samuel, this includes several of Ives' compositions that have been re-constructed from his complex sketches and notes. The brilliant pianist John Kirkpatrick (largely responsible for Ives' initial fame through his performance of the Concord Sonata in the 1930s) worked on several of the pianoworks, and composers Henry Cowell and Lou Harrison collated and completed the score of the Symphony No. 4 in the 1950s, while composer Larry Austin spent over 20 years to realize and complete the myriad materials for the Universe Symphony. Ives actually left a note inviting other composers to add to the work following his initial ideas. Approximately the first 15 minutes of this almost 40-minute work is given to the idea of the slowly growing and evolving 'life pulse,' music in which 20 percussionists play to an elaborate electronic 'click track' fed to them via headphones in order to coordinate the simultaneous 12 different prime number meters -- a massive rhythmic sound (paced at long intervals by the sound of a solo chime) and the first of three musical macro-layers. The other two layers are the Heavens for four orchestras, each in different meters and tempos, and the Earth with its 'Rock formation' and 'Earth chord' orchestras. These orchestral layers appear in different combinations within the three sections or movements. The second and third movements are the most similar to the 'Ives sound' of orchestrally dense works like the Fourth Symphony or the Robert Browning Overture, and sweepingly dramatic with an almost indescribable emotional flow. In the climax of the work all of the material sounds rush headlong to the heavens into silence broken only by the sound of one solitary chime."
CD $18

PICCOLA ACCADEMIA DEGLI SPECCHI - Minimamachta: Works By Wim Mertens, Philip Glass, .. (Centaur 2983; USA) Featured works: Philip Glass (1937): Opening; Facades; Dance VIII; Metamorphosis IV; Matteo Sommacal (1977): Andrea; Le Ragioni Dimenticate; Nessuno Ascolta il Cane di Ceramica; Counter Rotation in Vacuum; Wim Mertens (1953): Close Cover; 4 Mains; Gentleman of Leisure.
Performed by Piccola Accademia degli Specchi: Alessandra Amorino, flute/piccolo; Assunta Cavallari, piano; Donato Cedrone, cello; Claudia Di Pietro, alto/soprano saxophone; Valerio Marchitelli, violin; Giovanni Rosati, piano, musical director. "The Piccola Accademia degli Specchi (Little Academy of Mirrors) is a chamber ensemble in Rome, central Italy. Founded in the late 2000, it is specialized in the performance of contemporary classical music, with particular attention to the so-called minimalist music."
CD $18

CDCM COMPUTER MUSIC [V.A.] - Vol 5: Inner Voices - Music From The Winham Laboratory At Princeton University (Centaur 2076; USA) Originally released in 1990. Featured works: "just-more-idle-chatter" (1987) by Paul Lansky ; "Approximate Rhythms" (1989) by Brad Garton; "Elmore (1987) by Andrew Milburn; "Night Machines" (1987) by Martin Butler; "Still Life With Piano" (1989) by Frances White; "Contraption" (1988) by Alicyn Warren; "Wasting" (1987) by Brad Garton, Paul Lansky, Andrew Milburn.
CD $18

CDCM COMPUTER MUSIC [V.A.] - Vol 37: Music From The Timara Studios Oberlin Conservatory Of Music (Centaur 2938; USA) Featured works: "Piano Piece For Prepared Piano And Stereo Tape" (1969) by Olly Wilson; "Jabber For Computer Recorded Sound" (2006) and "To The Edge, Algorithmic Compositions For Solo Marimba" by Gary Lee Nelson. "Zephyr's Lesson For Flute, Violoncello, Percussion And Stereo Tape" (1984) by Conrad Cummings. "The Death of the Moth For Chamber Ensemble And Stereo Tape" (2003) by Tom Lopez. "Seven Sides Of A Crystal For Piano And Stereo Tape" (1984) by Edward J. Miller. "Samadhi For Stereo Tape" (1978) by Dary John Mizelle. Featured performers: Thomas Fosnocht, piano; Elise Roy, flute; Steuart Pincombe, cello; Jennifer Torrence, percussion; Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble/Tim Weiss; Peter Takacs, piano; Deborah Sunya Moore, marimba.
CD $18

CDCM COMPUTER MUSIC [V.A.] - Vol 2 (Centaur 2039; USA) Originally released in 1988. Featured works: "GOLEM I" for computer music performance system by Richard Teitelbaum; "Lady Neil's Dumpe" for Yamaha TX816 MIDI rack and Macintosh Plus computer by Martin Bresnick; "What Is The Use?" for computer performance system by Neil B. Rolnick; "Kaleidocycles" by Rick Baitz; "Syntax for Synclavier" by Scott Lindroth.
CD $18

CDCM COMPUTER MUSIC [V.A.] - Vol 1 (Centaur 2029; USA) Featured works: "Sinfonia Concertante: A Mozartean Episode", "Sonata Concertante" for piano and computer music on tape by Larry Austin; "Peninsula" for piano and computer music on tape by Thomas Clark; "Fluud for dual Synclaviers" by Jerry Hunt; "Dulcimer Dream" for amplified piano by Phil Winsor.
CD $18

DAVID CONGO - Fusions - Electroacoustic Music (Centaur 3017; USA) "Fusions , the principal work on this disc, started out as a five movement electronic music piece created on Multi track reel to reel tape. The original quadraphonic version was 'scored' for recorded piano and percussion as well as electronic sounds. Standard techniques using multiple tape decks were used to create the final master tape. Fusions has been revised several times to include more advanced electronic music technology. In addition to much of the original sound material, this version includes sampled acoustic string, woodwind and brass instruments. David Congo (b.1952) has written works for both acoustic & electroacoustic instruments for more than thirty years."
CD $18


BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP - Out Of This World - Sci-Fi Sound Effects (BBC Audiobooks 25250; UK) "The background sounds that powered the Sci-Fi output of BBC programming in the 1970s, collected here and available for the first time in nearly 30 years. The BBC Radiophonic Workshop was a team of pioneers in the Musique Concrete genre, creating noises and ambient music for a burgeoning demand of sci-fi programming. Besides, they don't make cover artwork like this these days. A Record Store Day exclusive on orange vinyl. One thousand units available, worldwide."
LP $24

BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP - Doctor Who Sound Effects (BBC Audiobooks 24819; UK) "Get back behind the sofa! Confront your early years head-on with this back-to-the-future collection of creative soundscapes, the audio backwash of some of the iconic Doctor Who series of the sixties and seventies. Chilling stuff! A Record Store Day exclusive on electric blue vinyl."
LP $24


GIUSEPPE CHIARI/DANIELE LOMBARDI - +/- [LP + CD] (Die Schachtel 07/09; Italy) LAST COPIES! LP+CD special limited edition release by Fluxus composer Giuseppe Chiari and Futurist pianist Daniele Lombardi. Each LP is hand-numbered, and contains two art prints by Giuseppe Chiari, housed in a very original fold-out cover. The CD is hand-numbered and signed by Daniele Lombardi. The total selling copies of the bundle edition are limited to 130. Giuseppe Chiari was one of the leading names associated first with Fluxus (being the only Italian member of the interdisciplinary art group since 1962) and later with conceptual and performance art as well as sound art. Coming from a background of different disciplines, he established new theoretical and practical standpoints in relation to music and art: his approach was always irreverent, walking the tightrope between to do or not to do, to say or not to say, while continually challenging the limits of language.
The Die Schachtel vinyl LP (titled +/-) features some of his previously-unreleased and most intense pieces for piano, the musical instrument par excellence and emblem of conformist sound with which Giuseppe Chiari has a love-hate relationship, bestowing on it equal measures of ridicule and praise. It is also an amazing document of his last concert, with Frederic Rzewski (playing the 1964 groundbreaking piece "La Strada"), Giancarlo Cardini, Daniele Lombardi and Giuseppe Chiari himself. The limited CD edition by Daniele Lombardi, published on the occasion of his solo exhibition at MUDIma Foundation in Milan (2008), is the reissue of a 1978 piano sound exploration entitled Costellazione, based upon a map of sky constellations, planned as the first step in a large work focused on the exposition and "performance" of constellations maps, planetaria and maps of the heavens. It is a perfect counterpoint to the Chiari Edition, and it is housed in a custom-made, silk-screened natural cardboard case, inserted in the fold-out cover together with the LP.
LP + CD for $60


ARSENE SOUFFRIAU - Experiences BIMES [Ltd Ed of 300; 3 CD + Book box set] (Metaphon 02; EEC) "Arsene Souffriau (born Brussels 1926) is a cornerstone of the first generation of Belgian electronic and experimental music composers along with Henri Pousseur, Karel Goeyvaerts and Leo Kupper. Regardless of decades of dedicated work he received even less recognition than his Belgian contemporaries. In the late '60s Souffriau got some appreciation among the larger public for his contribution of electronic sounds to the Free Electronic Pop Concept LP, a psychedelic pop album around the brothers Jess & James. But his professional musical career that started at a young age reached much further than this: he worked as a conductor, composer, sound editor, functional music composer for film, documentary and theatre, producing a massive quantity of recordings. Since the early '60s, in his free time, he has independently been working in his home studio BIMES, where he has recorded numerous experimental, electronic music works of which most never left his studio. The pieces on this release, which span over a period of almost 40 years, have been selected from Souffriau's private music archive and were mostly recorded at his BIMES studio. The pieces clearly depict the wide spectrum of his work throughout the time starting with the primitive concrete tape music from the early '60s, going through his period of (group) improvisation (Groupe Fusion) with analogue (and live) electronics towards the digital techniques in the 80's and 90's using MIDI and computer. Hardboard linen CD box contains 3 CDs and a 40-page booklet with extensive background, photos and notes from A.S. (in Dutch, French and English). Edition of 300 copies."
3 CD + Book set for $50

BAUDOUIN OOSTERLYNCK - 1975-1978 [4 LP Box Set] (Metaphon 01; EEC) Hardboard linen LP box contains 4 LPs with separate covers and a 34-page booklet with notes and photos from B.O. Signed and numbered edition of 300 copies. This is an incredible package, from out of nowhere - and one of the most notable outsider art/avant garde sound documents you possible ask for.
"There are times when you collect material, ideas, and emotions without being able to combine them. You feel as if you are laying the foundations of a work without knowing its form and you wait, feeling curious. You let the sounds rest until the evening when birth resembles death. The fruit is ripe for an instant only, the time it takes to fall. Like the virgin's veil. Bold wine, austere lineage. Since 1978, Baudouin Oosterlynck has been introducing his music in the floor, the walls, the windows, etc., thereby creating his first musical installations and sound installations. The music no longer goes towards the listener's ears but it is the listener's ears that go towards the music. All of this happens in silence. He did musical performances in function of acoustic phenomena particular to specific architectures. He completed 15,000 km on foot and by bicycle in Europe, looking for variations of silence. For the past fifteen years he has been producing listening prosthesis and special instruments played by the listener in silence! There are more than 180 opuses to date."
4 LP box set for $172


TOSHI ICHIYANAGI/MICHAEL RANTA/TAKEHISA KOSUGI - Improvisation Sep. 1975 (Phoenix 3032; UK) Originally released on the Iskra label in 1975, Improvisation Sep. 1975 is a mind-bending slice of drone improv from two of Japan's post-war heavyweights; former John Cage student, Juilliard graduate, and Yoko Ono's former husband, Toshi Ichiyanagi; Takehisa Kosugi, considered by many to be the father of what some called "Japanese Krautrock"; and Stockhausen percussionist Michael Ranta [collaborator with Conny Plank on Wired].
Heavy layers of reverbed ring modulators, threaded vocals, melodicas, pianos, violins, gongs and Japanese biwas and shamisens combine to elevate the improvisations into the region of Krautrock and in particular, courtesy of Ranta, into post-Stockhausen-inspired rock a la Amon Duul. An extremely rare and highly important album which paved the way for successors Taj Mahal Travellers and much later, industrial giants Nurse With Wound. Digitally remastered, numbered limited edition of 1,000 copies only in a unique LP-replica card wallet. Includes a Japanese lyric sheet insert
CD $17


LAST COPIES!

GUNDA GOTTSCHALK/PETER JACQUEMYN - E Pericoloso Sporgersi (Valve 7099; EEC) Featuring Gunda Gottschalk on violin & viola and Peter Jacquemyn on double bass. At last year's Victo Fest there was a duo set that blew everyone away and folks are still talking about. It was a duo with Xu Feng Xia on komungo and Gunda Gottschalk on violin & viola. I first heard Gunda with the late Peter Kowald at an early Vision Fest and on an FMP CD. Gunda also once played a fine solo set at the old DMG and her duo with Xu Feng Xia was dazzling at a alter Vision Fest. Actually it was Peter Kowald who dropped off this box of discs at our old store the week before he passed away. Peter Jacquemyn once played in amazing solo acoustic bass set at our store that I recall with him laying the bass on the floor and bowing it in odd ways. Hence, I looked forward to hearing this mighty duo.
This is an all acoustic duo that is consistently exploring through deep improvisations. Both musicians bow, scrape, pluck and bend their strings in a variety of fascinating ways. This duo is often intense, highly-charged and consistently twisting their notes into all sorts of odd shapes. It sounds as if they are using some sort of devices, wood or plastic objects on the strings at times, making their sounds all the more weird and difficult to pinpoint exactly who is doing what. There is a consistent balance between two extremes at work here: when Peter starts plucking and pulling the strings of his bass aggressively, Gunda plays more lyrical lines in sharp contrast. At times both players will bend their strings into harsh fragments at the same time and then show some magical restraint on the next piece. What makes this so extraordinary is the way both string players reach deep into the bag of tricks and come up with fascinating results time and again. - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
CD $14.00


New 2012 remaster!

ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS - Love Is (BGO 1036; UK) Double LP on 1 CD! It's an eyebrow-raising experience to encounter the cover of "River Deep, Mountain High" that opens the Animals 1968 album, Love Is. Clocking in at nearly seven and a half minutes, it's the weirdest version of the song ever cut (and with Robert Wyatt on backing vocals no less). Self-produced by the band, it juxtaposes vocalist and bandleader Eric Burdon's staggering abilities as a rhythm & blues singer with few peers, with then-modern-day psychedelia. The Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry-penned vehicle for Ike & Tina Turner was never envisioned like this. There are moments of pure greatness in the track, a rough, garage-hewn rock and R&B foundation underscored by Burdon's blues wail is, unfortunately, completely messed over by the sound effects and his insistence on yelling "Tina, Tina, Tina..." ad nauseam in the bridge. Ugh. And this is just the beginning. This version of the Animals contained enough serious players that they should have known better: Burdon, keyboardist Zoot Money, drummer Barry Jenkins, bassist John Wieder, and a young guitarist who'd replaced Kevin Ayers on guitar when he quit Soft Machine halfway through their first U.S. tour, Andy Summers. For those who found charm and even inspiration in the Twain Shall Meet and Winds of Change -- both recorded in San Francisco -- Love Is may hold some sort of place in the heart. For those who looked back to the Animals catalog that included such dynamic albums as Animalism and Animalization as well as a slew of killer four-track EPs, this must have seemed like the bitter end. It was. On the other hand, this train wreck of an album has some interesting moments -- mainly for hearing how hard they tried to imitate other acts who were successful while at the same time trying to forge a new identity from the ruins of who they once were as a band whose day had come and gone. The utterly awful reading here of "Ring of Fire" is almost laughable. Other covers include a rave-up cum psychedelia version of Sly Stone's "I'm an Animal," Traffic's "Coloured Rain," and the Bee Gees "To Love Somebody." The latter has to be heard to be believed. It begins with Summers playing Chuck Berry licks as an intro before it slows down into a completely over the top Don Covay-styled soul shot with Burdon underscored by a female backing chorus which counters to push him into the stratosphere. Despite its cheesy organ sound, it has enough power drumming, crunchy guitar, and a neat little piano break by Money to make it work. It's easily the best thing here even if it is absolutely mental. Burdon had heard ex-bandmate Chas Chandler's young guitar protege Jimi Hendrix's "Third Stone from the Sun" from the Jimi Hendrix Experience's debut album as well. In fact, he enlisted Money's buddy, guitarist Steve Hammond (of Johnny Almond's Music Machine) to come up with a long-form psychedelic suite that evoked it and some of Pink Floyd's weirder experiments at that time. The end result, "Gemini," is hysterically funny now, and must have just seemed to be ecstatically drug-addled tomfoolery at the time. The closer, "The Madman (Running Through The Fields)," by Summers and Money would have been a killer single if they'd edited the acid-fried middle section out of it. As it stands, Love Is - Thom Jurek
CD $18


EARTH ISLAND - We Must Survive (Aurora 5019; UK) Originally issued in June 1970, at a time when rock music was beginning to embrace ecological themes, this Canadian quartet's sole album was produced by Kim Fowley, and features material co-written with Byrds bassist Skip Battin. Touching on rock, psychedelia and sunshine pop, it boasts fine vocal harmonies throughout, and makes its long-overdue CD debut here.
CD $17


FIRE & ICE LTD. - The Happening (Kismet 4025; UK) Recorded by the collective who provided the backing on the infamous LSD documentary album, and describing itself as "beyond rock and jazz and folk and any kind of music you may have heard before," this experimental set first appeared in July 1966, and stands as one of the earliest psychedelic rock albums ever recorded. It makes its CD debut here.
CD $17

THE GLASS FAMILY - Electric Band (Kismet 4026; UK) The sole album by this Los Angeles trio emerged from a short-lived contemporary songwriting workshop, and originally appeared in February 1969. A superb mix of trippy pop-rock songs and ballads, it sold poorly but has earned a major cult reputation since, and makes its long-awaited CD debut here complete with three rare bonus tracks. Includes liner notes.
CD $17


BO DIDDLEY - The Black Gladiator (Future Days 600; USA) "While the sixties came to a close , Diddley may have been working at a less prolific pace than during his earlier heyday, but the man was certainly charged up and ready to drop a full-blown musical bomb. In an attempt to fit in with the current youth oriented scene (Sly and the Family Stone, Rare Earth, The Rolling Stones) and recent acid rock audience targeted albums by label mates Muddy Waters (Electric Mud LPS 314LP) and Howlin ' Wolf (The Howtin' Wolf Album GET 54038CD/LP), Bo would further push the boundaries with the release of The Black Gladiator. The album would modernize his blues-rock sound with a rugged funk edge, while retaining the spirit and humor of his fine work and feature an album cover of the man donning a bodacious leather belt/pseudo S&M get up that would put Isaac Hayes ' chain link vestments to shame. Across ten wild child tracks, the future rock and roll hall of fame inductee hits hard on every note. There are raw gospel shouts, ripping guitar, fatback drums, gritty Hanunond organ, and even a round of the dozens with Cookie Vee (Cornelia Redmond). Originally lost amidst a new decade and changing soundscapes, The Black Gladiator never really registered upon it s release in June 1970. Still, it's tough grooves and bold, black, and beautiful sleeve design has been a soulful secret in many a record collection. Replete with extensive liner notes by Scott Schnider and remasterinq from the original tapes by engineer Dave Cooley (Elysian Masters), the re-release makes The Black Gladiator finally ready for battle again."
CD $16


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SUPER-DUPER HAT LABEL SALE!

Just added today - appx 60 titles we have NEVER had on sale before, not even on the massive '7 for 6' sale list we sent out recently.


All single CDs were previously $19 - NOW $12!
Double CD sets were $26, now $18!

All are brand-new wrapped stock, no cuts or hole punches, just as when they first came out.

AS always, for every 7 you pick, one of those 7 will be FREE!

If you're going for free 7th s , please provide alternates as some HOT titles are sure to run out


Git Bizy!

PETER ABLINGER//HILDEGARD KLEEB - Grisailles (1-100) fur drei Klaviere (1991-93) (Hat [now] 132 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

DIETER AMMANN - The Freedom Of Speech (Hat [now] 158; Switzerland)
CD $10.00 7 for 6 SALE.

TEODORO ANZELLOTTI - Push Pull (Hat [now] 131 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

ISAAC BABEL//ENSEMBLE FUR NEUE MUSIK ZURICH - The Sin Of Jesus (hat [now] 169; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

CLARENCE BARLOW/JOSIETER HAAR/JOHN SNIJDERS - Musica Derivata (Hat [now] 126 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

LUCIANO BERIO & EDISON DENISSOV//ENSEMBLE FUR NEUE MUSIK ZURICH - La Vie En Rouge: Works For Voice And Chamber Ensemble (hat [now] 168; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

BIG FOUR [MAX NAGL/STEVE BERNSTEIN/NOEL AKCHOTE/BRAD JONES] - Live September 3rd, 2005 at Jazzfestival Willisau (Hat ology 637 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

SAMUEL BLASER QUARTET With MARC RIBOT/BANZ OESTER/GERALD CLEAVER - Boundless (Hat ology 706; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

PAUL BLEY With HANS KOCH & FRANZ KOGLMANN - 12+6 In A Row (hat ology 649 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

ANTHONY BRAXTON CREATIVE ORCHESTRA With NED ROTHENBERG/MARTY EHRLICH/LEO SMITH/VINNY GOLIA/MARILYN CRISPELL/KENNY WHEELER/JAMES EMERY et al - Creative Orchestra (Koln) 1978 [2 CD set] (hat ology 644 S; Switzerland)
2 CD set $18.00 7 for 6 SALE.

ANTHONY BRAXTON With PAUL SMOKER/ARI BROWN/MISHA MENGELBERG/JOE FONDA/HAN BENNINK or PHEEROAN AkLAFF//CHARLIE PARKER - Braxton's Charlie Parker Project 1993: Live & Studio [2 CD set] (hat ology 612 S; Switzerland)
2 CD set $18.00 7 for 6 SALE.

ANTHONY BRAXTON With RAY ANDERSON/JOHN LINDBERG/THURMAN BARKER - Performance (Quartet) 1979 (hat ology 610 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

ANTHONY BRAXTON/DUKE ELLINGTON//ROLAND DAHINDEN/HILDEGARD KLEEB/DIMITIRS POLISOIDIS/ROBERT HOLDRICH - Concept Of Freedom: Braxton & Ellington (hat ology 614 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

JOHN CAGE - Imaginary Landscapes (hat [now] 145 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

CORNELIUS CARDEW - Material (Hat [now] 150 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

JOHN CARISI/EDDIE SAUTER/CHRISTIAN WOLFF/STEFAN WOLPE//XASAX/ACCANTO - Counterpoise (Hat [now] 136 S; Switzerland)
CD $10.00 7 for 6 SALE.

JOHN CARTER & BOBBY BRADFORD'S NEW ART JAZZ ENSEMBLE - Seeking (hat ology 620 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

ALDO CLEMENTI/IVES ENSEMBLE - Madrigale (Hat [now] 123 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

MARC COPLAND - Time Within Time (Hat ology 619 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

MARC COPLAND With DREW GRESS/JOCHEN RUECKERT/JOHN ABERCROMBIE/DAVE LIEBMAN - And (Hat ology 593 S; Switzerland)
CD $10.00 7 for 6 SALE.

MARC COPLAND/DAVE LIEBMAN DUO - Impressions (Hat ology 689; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

DANIELE D'AGARO With JEB BISHOP/KENT KESSLER/ROBERT BARRY - Chicago Overtones (Hat ology 613 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

DANIELE D'AGARO/ERNST GLERUM/HAN BENNINK - Strandjutters (Hat ology 590 S; Switzerland)
CD $10.00 7 for 6 SALE.

HERBERT DISTEL - Railnotes: La Stazione/Die Reise (The Journey) [2 CD set] (Hat ology 594 S; Switzerland)
2 CD set $18.00 7 for 6 SALE.

DAVE DOUGLAS' TINY BELL TRIO With BRAD SCHOEPPACH/JIM BLACK - Constellations (Hat ology 666; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

EFZEG [BORIS HAUF/MARTIN SIEWERT/BURKHARD STANGL/DIEB 13] - Krom (hat ology 623 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

erikM & CHRISTIAN FENNESZ - Complimentary Contrasts: Donaueschingen 2003 (Hat ology 618 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

ELLERY ESKELIN With DREW GRESS/PHIL HAYNES - Forms (Hat ology 592 S; Switzerland)
CD $10.00 7 for 6 SALE.

ELLERY ESKELIN With MAT MANERI/ERIK FRIEDLANDER/MARK DRESSER/MATT MORAN - Vanishing Point (Hat ology 577 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE. (Out of print, but we have it!)

ELLERY ESKELIN/ANDREA PARKINS/JIM BLACK - The Secret Museum (Hat ology 552 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE. (Out of print, but we have it!)

ELLERY ESKELIN/ANDREA PARKINS/JIM BLACK With MARC RIBOT/MELVIN GIBBS/JESSICA CONSTABLE - Ten (Hat ology 611 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

MORTON FELDMAN - For Samuel Beckett (hat [now] 142 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

MORTON FELDMAN/IVES ENSEMBLE - String Quartet (II) [4 CD set] (Hat [now] 144 S; Switzerland)
4 CD set $28.00 7 for 6 SALE.

MORTON FELDMAN/STEFFEN SCHLEIERMACHER - Early Piano Works (Hat [now] 138 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE. (Out of print, but we have it!)

FABIN GISLER With JOHN SCHRODER/COLIN VALLON/HENRIK WALSDORF - Backyard Poets (Hat ology 645 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

GEORG GRAEWE [GRAWE]/ERNST REIJSEGER/GERRY HEMINGWAY - Sonic Fiction (hat ology 638 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

GUILLERMO GREGORIO - Degrees Of Iconicity (Hat [now] 134 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

GUILLERMO GREGORIO With FRED LONBERG-HOLM/JEFF PARKER/JEB BISHOP/KYLE BRUCKMANN/FRANCOIS HOULE et al - Faktura (Hat [now] 146 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

RICHARD GROSSMAN TRIO With KEN FILIANO/ALEX CLINE - Where The Sky Ended (Hat ology 541 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

JACKSON HARRISON TRIO With THOMAS MORGAN/DAN WEISS - Land Tides (Hat ology 647 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

ROMAN HAUBENSTOCK-RAMATI/ENSEMBLE AVANT GARDE - Mobile For Shakespeare (Hat [now] 118 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

ROMAN HAUBENSTOCK-RAMATI/ENSEMBLE RECHERCHE - Concerto A Tre (Hat [now] 114 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

CHARLES IVES/IVAN WYSCHNEGRADSKY//JOSEF CHRISTOF/STEFAN SCHLEIERMACHER - Quarter Tone Pieces (Hat [now] 143 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

SVEN-AKE JOHANSSON/AXEL DORNER/ANDREA NEUMANN - Barcelona Series (Hat ology 559 S; Switzerland)
CD $10.00 7 for 6 SALE.

THEO JORGENSMANN & ECKARD KOLTERMANN - Pagine Gialle (Hat ology 553 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

THEO JORGENSMANN & OLES BROTHERS [MARCIN & BARTLOMIEJ BRAT] - Alchemia (Hat ology 646 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

THEO JORGENSMANN FELLOWSHIP With CHARLIE MARIANO/KARL BERGER/KENT CARTER et al - Fellowship 1998 (Hat ology 616 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

THEO JORGENSMANN QUARTET - To Ornette: Hybrid Identity (Hat ology 576 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

UDO KASEMETS/STEPHEN CLARKE - Pythagoras Tree: Works For Piano (Hat [now] 113 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

HANS KENNEL MYTHA - Mytha: How It All Started - Alphorn Quartet & Orchestra (hat ology 648 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

FRANZ KOGLMANN - O Moon My Pin-Up (Hat ology 566 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

FRANZ KOGLMANN With TONY COE/MISHA MENGELBERG/KLAUS KOCH/BURKHARD STANGL - L'Heure Bleue (Hat ology 571 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

BERND KONRAD/HANS KOLLER UNIT With DIDIER LOCKWOOD - Phonolith (Hat ology 520 S; Switzerland)
CD $10.00 7 for 6 SALE.

[STEVE LACY/PHILIP JECK/PETER HERBERT/MARCUS WEISS et al] - New Jazz Meeting: Baden-Baden 2002 [2 CD Set] (Hat ology 607 S; Switzerland)
2 CD set $18.00 7 for 6 SALE.

LACY POOL [UWE OBERG/CHRISTOF THEWES/MICHAEL GRIENER] - Lacy Pool (hat ology 677; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

STEVE LACY - New Jazz Meeting Baden-Baden 2002 (Hat ology 631 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

STEVE LACY FIVE With STEVE POTTS/IRENE AEBI/KENT CARTER/OLIVER JOHNSON - The Way: Switzerland January 23 1969 [2 CD set] (hat ology 604 S; Switzerland)
2 CD set $18.00 7 for 6 SALE.

STEVE LACY/BRION GYSIN - Songs (Completed) (hat ology 625 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

OLIVER LAKE TRIO With MICHAEL GREGORY JACKSON/PHEEROAN AkLAFF - Zaki (hat ology 639 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

STEVE LANTNER QUARTET With ALLAN CHASE/JOE MORRIS/LUTHER GRAY - Given: Live In Munster (hat ology 663; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

STEVE LANTNER TRIO With JOE MORRIS/LUTHER GRAY - What Can You Throw (hat ology 641 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

JOHN LAW QUARTET With GERRY HEMINGWAY/JON LLOYD/TIM WELLS - Abacus (Hat ology 567 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

DANIEL LEVIN QUARTET With JOE MORRIS/NATE WOOLEY/MATT MORAN - Some Trees (hat ology 632 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

[DAVE] DAVID LIEBMAN - The Distance Runner: solo live Willisau Festival 2004 (Hat ology 628 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

DAVE LIEBMAN/ELLERY ESKELIN QUARTET With TONY MARINO/JIM BLACK - Different But The Same (Hat ology 615 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

DAVE LIEBMAN/ELLERY ESKELIN QUARTET With TONY MARINO/JIM BLACK - Renewal (Hat ology 654; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

LIZA LIM/ENSEMBLE FUR NEUE MUSIK ZURICH - The Heart's Ear (Hat [now] 148 S; Switzerland)
CD $10.00 7 for 6 SALE.

JON LLOYD With MARCIO MATTOS/STAN ALDER/PAUL CLARVIS - Four And Five (Hat ology 537 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

RUSS LOSSING - All Things Arise: Solo Piano (hat ology 629 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

RUSS LOSSING TRIO - Oracle (Hat ology 681; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

RUSS LOSSING/ED SCHULLER/PAUL MOTIAN - As It Grows (Hat ology 605 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

JOE MANERI/JOE MORRIS/MAT MANERI - Out Right Now (Hat ology 561 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

WARNE MARSH QUARTET With GARY FOSTER/DAVE PARLATO/JOHN TIRABASSO - Ne Plus Ultra (1969) (hat ology 603 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

JOE McPHEE SURVIVAL UNIT II With CLIFFORD THORNTON - N.Y.N.Y. 1971 at WBAI's Free Music Store (hat ology 624 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

JOE McPHEE/LISLE ELLIS/PAUL PLIMLEY - Sweet Freedom! Now What? (hat ology 602 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

RAJEESH MEHTA / & With PAUL LOVENS - Orka: Solos and Duos (Hat ology 524 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

MANUEL MENGIS GRUPPE 6 - Into The Barn (Hat ology 627 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

WOLFGANG MITTERER - Radio Fractal / Beat Music: Live at Donaueschingen 2002 [2 CD set] (Hat ology 606 S; Switzerland)
2 CD set $18.00 7 for 6 SALE.

DAVID MURRAY With JOHNNY DYANI/ANDREW CYRILLE - 3-D Family (hat ology 608 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

MAX NAGL ENSEMBLE With FRANZ HAUTZINGER/JOSEF NOVOTNY/ACHIM TANG - Quartier Du Faisan (Hat ology 621 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

MAX NAGL ENSEMBLE With NOEL AKCHOTE - Ramasuri (Hat ology 575 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

MAX NAGL/OTTO LECHNER/BRADLEY JONES - Flamingos (Hat ology 609 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

LAUREN NEWTON With DAVID FREEMAN/THOMAS STABENOW/MANFRIED KNIEL - Filigree (Hat ology 519 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

PAULINE OLIVEROS - The Roots Of The Moment (Hat ology 591 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

ANTHONY ORTEGA - Afternoon In Paris: Solos And Duos (Hat ology 643 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

POLWECHSEL [WERNER DAFELDEDECKER/JOHN BUTCHER/MICHAEL MOSER/BURKHARD BEINS/MARTIN BRANDLMAYR] - Archives Of The North (Hat ology 633 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

POLWECHSEL [WERNER DAFELDEDECKER/JOHN BUTCHER/MICHAEL MOSER/BURKHARD STANGL] - Polwechsel 2 (Hat [now] 119 S; Switzerland)
CD $10.00 7 for 6 SALE.

POLWECHSEL [WERNER DAFELDEDECKER/RADU MALFATTI/MICHAEL MOSER/BURKHARD STANGL] - Polwechsel [1] (Hat [now] 112 S; Switzerland)
CD $10.00 7 for 6 SALE.

QUEST [DAVE LIEBMAN/RICHIE BEIRACH/RON McCLURE/BILLY HART] - Redemption: Quest Live In Europe (Hat ology 642 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

RICHARD RIJNVOS/IVES ENSEMBLE - Block Beuys (Hat [now] 147 S; Switzerland)
CD $10.00 7 for 6 SALE.

MAX ROACH/ANTHONY BRAXTON - One In Two Two In One (hat ology 601 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

MAX ROACH/ARCHIE SHEPP - The Long March Vol I & II [2 CD set] (hat ology 640 S; Switzerland)
2 CD set $18.00 7 for 6 SALE.

DANE RUDHYAR//STEFFEN SCHLEIERMACHER - Works For Piano (Hat [now] 140 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

STEFFEN SCHLEIERMACHER//JOHN ZORN/TOM JOHNSON/SVEN-AKE JOHANSSON et al - Enfants Terribles (Hat [now] 121 S; Switzerland)
CD $10.00 7 for 6 SALE.

STEFFEN SCHLEIERMACHER//LOURIE/MOSSOLOV/POLOVINKIN/ROSLAVETZ - Soviet Avante-Garde 1 (Hat [now] 104 S; Switzerland)
CD $10.00 7 for 6 SALE.

DANIEL N SEEL//MORTON FELDMAN/STEFAN WOLPE/WALTER ZIMMERMANN - Four Generations: Piano (Hat [now] 139 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

ARCHIE SHEPP With KENNY WERNER/SANTI DEBRIANO/JOHN BETSCH - I Know About The Life (Hat ology 598 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

MATTHEW SHIPP STRING TRIO With MAT MANERI/WILLIAM PARKER - By The Law Of Music (Hat ology 574 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

MATTHEW SHIPP TRIO With WILLIAM PARKER/SUSIE IBARRA - The Multiplication Table (Hat ology 656; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

HORACE TAPSCOTT With JOHN CARTER/CECIL McBEE/ANDREW CYRILLE - The Dark Tree 1 & 2 [2 CD set] (Hat ology 630 S; Switzerland)
2 CD set $18.00 7 for 6 SALE.

CECIL TAYLOR With JIMMY LYONS/WILLIAM PARKER/RASHID BAKR [CHARLES DOWNS] - The Eighth (hat ology 622 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

JAMES TENNEY/MAELSTROM PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE - Pika-Don (Hat [now] 151 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

JAMES TENNEY/MARK SABAT/STEPHEN CLARKE - Music For Violin And Piano (Hat [now] 120 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

JAMES TENNEY/MUSIK FABRIK - Forms 1-4: In Memoriam Varese, Cage, Wolpe, Feldman [2 CD set] (Hat [now] 127 S; Switzerland)
2 CD set $18.00 7 for 6 SALE.

TRANSATLANTIC SWING [JOHN SNIJDERS] - Transatlantic Swing - Works For Piano: Emmerik, Fox, Francesconi, Rinjvos & Rolle (hat [now] 149 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

TRAPIST [MARTIN BRANDLMAYR/MARTIN SIEWERT/JOE WILLIAMSON] - Highway My Friend (Hat ology 586 S; Switzerland)
CD $10.00 7 for 6 SALE.

COLIN VALLON TRIO With PAT MORET/SAMUEL ROHRER - Ailleurs (Hat ology 636 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

PER HENRIK WALLIN With SVEN-AKE JOHANSSON// & With PETER JANSON/LEIF WENNERSTROM - Proklamation I/Farewell to Sweden [2 CD set] (Hat ology 563 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

CHRISTIAN WEBER With HANS KOCH/MICHAEL MOSER/MARTIN SIEWERT/CHRISTIAN WOLFARTH - 3 Suits & A Violin (Hat ology 634 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

CHRIS WEISENDANGER/CHRISTIAN WEBER/DIETER ULRICH [WWU] - We Concentrate (Hat ology 626 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

MIKE WESTBROOK ORCHESTRA - On Duke's Birthday (hat ology 635 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

MIKE WESTBROOK/GIOACCHINO ROSSINI - Westbrook Rossini (hat ology 661; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

CHRISTIAN WOLFF//STEFFEN SCHLEIERMACHER - Early Piano Pieces (Ouevres Pour Piano) (hat [now] 141 S; Switzerland)
CD $12.00 7 for 6 SALE.

JOHN ZORN With BILL FRISELL/ELLIOTT SHARP/WAYNE HORVITZ/ZEENA PARKINS/ARTO LINDSAY/CHRISTIAN MARCLAY/BOBBY PREVITE/GUY KLUCEVSEK et al - Cobra [2 CD Set] (Hat ology 580 S; Switzerland)
2 CD set $18.00 7 for 6 SALE.


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ALSO, We have one, or two at most, copies of the following OUT-OF-PRINT items from HAT
[purchase of any of these below does NOT count towards the '7 for'6' sale items above]

CLUSONE 3 [MICHAEL MOORE/ERNST REIJSEGER/HAN BENNINK] - An Hour With... (Hat ology 554 S; Switzerland)
CD $19 (Out of print, but we have it!)

MARC COPLAND/DAVE LIEBMAN QUARTET - Lunar (Hat ology 583 S; Switzerland)
CD $19 (Out of print, but we have it!)

ELLERY ESKELIN/ANDREA PARKINS/JIM BLACK - 12 (+1) Imaginary Views (Hat ology 584; Switzerland)
CD $19 (Out of print, but we have it!)

ELLERY ESKELIN/ANDREA PARKINS/JIM BLACK - Arcanum Moderne (Hat ology 588 S; Switzerland)
CD $19 (Out of print, but we have it!)

MORTON FELDMAN//PETER RUNDEL/PELLEGRINI STRING QUARTET - Violin & String Quartet [2 CD set] (Hat [now] 137; Switzerland)
CD $26 (Out of print, but we have it!)

GUILLERMO GREGORIO Trio With MAT MANERI/PANDELIS KARAYORGIS - Red Cube(d) (Hat ology 531 S; Switzerland)
CD $19 (Out of print, but we have it!)

THEO JORGENSMANN QUARTET - Snijbloemen (Hat ology 539 S; Switzerland)
CD $19 (Out of print, but we have it!)

MATTHIAS KAUL - Solopercussion (Hat [now] 130 S; Switzerland)
CD $19 (Out of print, but we have it!)

[DAVE] DAVID LIEBMAN - Colors (Hat ology 600 S; Switzerland)
CD $19 (Out of print, but we have it!)

DAVE LIEBMAN/MARC COPLAND DUO - Bookends [2 CD set] (Hat ology 587 S; Switzerland)
CD $26 (Out of print, but we have it!)

JOE McPHEE PO MUSIC With ANDRE JAUME/RAYMOND BONI/FRANCOIS MECHALI - Oleo: A Future Retrospective (Hat ology 579 S; Switzerland)
CD $19 (Out of print, but we have it!)

MYRA MELFORD TRIO With LINDSEY HORNER/REGGIE NICHOLSON - Alive In The House Of Saints: Expanded Edition [2 CD set] (Hat ology 570 S; Switzerland)
CD $26 (Out of print, but we have it!)

MISHA MENGELBERG - The Root Of The Problem (Hat ology 504; Switzerland)
CD $19 (Out of print, but we have it!)

ANTHONY ORTEGA TRIO With BOBBY WEST/CHUCK DOMANICO - New Dance! (Hat ology 565 S; Switzerland)
CD $19 (Out of print, but we have it!)

FRANCOIS RAULIN TRIO With BRUNO CHEVILION/FRANCOIS CORNELOUP - Trois Plans Sur La Comete (Hat ology 582 S; Switzerland)
CD $19 (Out of print, but we have it!)

MATTHEW SHIPP DUO With JOE MORRIS - Thesis (Hat ology 506; Switzerland)
CD $19 (Out of print, but we have it!)

MATTHEW SHIPP HORN QUARTET With ROY CAMPBELL Jr/DANIEL CARTER/WILLIAM PARKER - Strata (Hat ology 522; Switzerland)
CD $19 (Out of print, but we have it!)

CECIL TAYLOR UNIT With JIMMY LYONS/RAPHE MALIK/RAMSEY AMEEN/SIRONE [NORRIS JONES]/RONALD SHANNON JACKSON - One Too Many Salty Swift And Not Goodbye [2 CD set] (hat ology 599 S; Switzerland)
CD $26 (Out of print, but we have it!)




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