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JAZZ Q PRAHA /JAZZ Q - Symbiosis Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
LYUBOMIR DENEV - Lyubomir Denev Jazz Trio And Petko Tomanov Fusion | review permalink
SOFT MACHINE - Third Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
SOFT MACHINE - The Peel Sessions Fusion | review permalink
KRZYSZTOF KOMEDA - Astigmatic Post Bop | review permalink
SOFT HEAP / SOFT HEAD - Rogue Element (as Soft Head) Fusion | review permalink
ROBERT WYATT - Rock Bottom Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk | review permalink
KAZUTOKI UMEZU - Eclecticism Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
JAN GARBAREK - Afric Pepperbird Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
DAVID TORN - Polytown Nu Jazz | review permalink
MASADA - 50⁴ (Electric Masada) Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
ANTHONY BRAXTON - Dortmund (Quartet) 1976 Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
MATANA ROBERTS - Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens De Couleur Libres Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
FIRE! - Fire! Orchestra : Exit! Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
MAL WALDRON - Reminicent Suite (with Terumasa Hino) Post Bop | review permalink
JOE MCPHEE - Nation Time (Live at Vassar College) Fusion | review permalink
WILDFLOWERS - Wildflowers 1: The New York Loft Jazz Sessions Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
MAL WALDRON - What It Is Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
SEI MIGUEL - Salvation Modes Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
ROSCOE MITCHELL - Conversations I (with Craig Taborn & Kikanju Baku) Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
DONALD FAGEN - The Nightfly Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk
WADADA LEO SMITH - Wadada Leo Smith & Bill Laswell ‎: The Stone Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
ADAM LANE - Adam Lane's Full Throttle Orchestra ‎: Live In Ljubljana Progressive Big Band | review permalink
JEMEEL MOONDOC - The Zookeeper's House Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
PIERRE DØRGE - Blui Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
YOSUKE YAMASHITA - Yosuke Yamashita Trio ‎: Frozen Days Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
PAUL MOTIAN - Paul Motian Trio: It Should Have Happened a Long Time Ago Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
VIJAY IYER - Vijay Iyer / Wadada Leo Smith : A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke 21st Century Modern | review permalink
ST. GERMAIN - Tourist Acid Jazz
CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN - Silver Cord Quintet 21st Century Modern | review permalink
PETER EVANS - Lifeblood Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
TYSHAWN SOREY - The Inner Spectrum of Variables 21st Century Modern | review permalink
PHRONESIS - The Behemoth Progressive Big Band | review permalink
GEORGE ADAMS - Sound Suggestions Post Bop | review permalink
CHICK COREA - Circling In (Circle) Avant-Garde Jazz
CHICK COREA - Return to Forever Fusion
STANLEY CLARKE - Children of Forever Fusion
MAL WALDRON - The Super Quartet Of Mal Waldron: Live At Sweet Basil Avant-Garde Jazz
WOODY SHAW - Stepping Stones: Live at the Village Vanguard Post Bop
HASHIMA - The Haywain Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
HERBIE HANCOCK - V.S.O.P.:Tempest in the Colosseum Post Bop
ALBERT AYLER - Spiritual Unity Avant-Garde Jazz
AKIRA SAKATA - Fisherman's.com Eclectic Fusion
MARY HALVORSON - Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara, Benoît Delbecq, Taylor Ho Bynum ‎: Illegal Crowns 21st Century Modern
MATTHEW SHIPP - Matthew Shipp Trio : Piano Song Avant-Garde Jazz
MILES DAVIS - Bitches Brew Fusion
RAN BLAKE - Ran Blake & Anthony Braxton ‎: A Memory Of Vienna Avant-Garde Jazz
PHRONESIS - We Are All Nu Jazz | review permalink
FIRE! - You Liked Me Five Minutes Ago Jazz Related Improv/Composition | review permalink
JOHN ZORN - Ipsissimus (with Moonchild Trio) Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
SOFT MACHINE - The Soft Machine Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
MARC RIBOT - Asmodeus: Book of Angels, Volume 7 Jazz Related Improv/Composition | review permalink
SOFT MACHINE - Fourth Fusion | review permalink
SOFT MACHINE - NDR Jazz Workshop Fusion | review permalink
SOFT HEAP / SOFT HEAD - Soft Heap Fusion | review permalink
CHICK COREA - The Boston Three Party (Tribute to Bill Evans) Fusion | review permalink
CHARLES GAYLE - Solo In Japan Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
BILLY COBHAM - The Art Of Three: Live in Japan 2003 Post Bop | review permalink
IBRAHIM ELECTRIC - Meets Ray Anderson Again Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
ROBERT WYATT - Theatre Royal Drury Lane Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
EERO KOIVISTOINEN - Altered Things Post Bop | review permalink
JAN GARBAREK - George Russell Presents Esoteric Circle Fusion | review permalink
SOFT MACHINE - BBC Radio 1967-1971 Fusion | review permalink
JAN GARBAREK - Triptykon (with Arild Andersen & Edward Vesala) Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
JAN GARBAREK - SART (with Bobo Stenson / Terje Rypdal / Arild Andersen / Jon Christensen) Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
CHARLIE HADEN - Not in Our Name (Liberation Music Orchestra) Progressive Big Band | review permalink
BEN GOLDBERG - The Door, the Hat, the Chair, the Fact Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
BEN GOLDBERG - Go Home Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
KEITH JARRETT - The Survivors' Suite Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
KEITH JARRETT - Fort Yawuh Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
IRO HAARLA - Vespers Post-Fusion Contemporary | review permalink
MANFRED SCHOOF - Scales Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
CHRIS LIGHTCAP - Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth ‎: Deluxe Nu Jazz | review permalink
SCOTT AMENDOLA - Believe Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
ANGLES - Every Woman is a Tree Nu Jazz | review permalink
FRANK ZAPPA - Make a Jazz Noise Here Jazz Related Rock
SADAO WATANABE - Swiss Air: Live at Montreux 1975 Post Bop | review permalink
EERO KOIVISTOINEN - Eero Koivistoinen Music Society ‎: Wahoo! Fusion | review permalink
YOSUKE YAMASHITA - Yosuke Yamashita Trio ‎: Chiasma Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
COLOSSEUM/COLOSSEUM II - The Grass Is Greener Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
THE CRIMSON JAZZ TRIO - King Crimson Songbook, Volume 2 Post Bop
GANELIN TRIO/SLAVA GANELIN - Poi Segue... Далее Следует... Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
YAZZBOT MAZUT - W pustyni i w puszczy Nu Jazz
JACEK KOCHAN - New Expensive Head Nu Jazz | review permalink
CHARLIE HADEN - Etudes (with Paul Motian feat. Geri Allen) Post Bop | review permalink
MICHEL BENITA - Ethics Nu Jazz | review permalink
MEDESKI MARTIN AND WOOD - The Stone: Issue Four Eclectic Fusion
CARLA BLEY - European Tour 1977 Progressive Big Band | review permalink
MUSIC REVELATION ENSEMBLE - Cross Fire Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
PETE LA ROCA - Turkish Women At The Bath Post Bop | review permalink
(EM)(WOLLNY SCHAEFER KRUSE ) - Live Post-Fusion Contemporary | review permalink
CHICK COREA - Three Quartets Post Bop | review permalink
TERJE RYPDAL - Min Bul (with Bjørnar Andresen, Espen Rud) Fusion | review permalink
JOHN ZORN - Xu Feng : Game Pieces, Volume I Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
GARY BURTON - A Genuine Tong Funeral Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
EMBRYO - Rache Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
HERBIE HANCOCK - Herbie Hancock Trio (With Ron Carter + Tony Williams) Hard Bop | review permalink
JOHN ZORN - The Art of Memory (with Fred Frith) Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
SONNY ROLLINS - G-Man Jazz Related Soundtracks | review permalink
ESBJÖRN SVENSSON TRIO (E.S.T.) - Leucocyte Nu Jazz | review permalink
ELTON DEAN - Elton Dean's Ninesense Suite Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
SUN RA - Somewhere Else Progressive Big Band | review permalink
BAR KOKHBA - Lucifer: Book of Angels Volume 10 World Fusion
KIERAN HEBDEN & STEVE REID - Live At The South Bank (with Mats Gustafsson) Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
MATCHING MOLE - BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert Fusion
PAUL BLEY - Turns Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
TIGRAN HAMASYAN - EP No.1 World Fusion | review permalink
(EM)(WOLLNY SCHAEFER KRUSE ) - Wasted & Wanted Nu Jazz | review permalink
MIROSLAV VITOUS - Infinite Search (aka Mountain In The Clouds aka The Bass) Fusion | review permalink
ALDO ROMANO - 3+3 Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
JOE MCPHEE - CIMPhonia 1998 Part 1 Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
RADIATA 5TET - Aurelia Aurita Jazz Related Improv/Composition | review permalink
PETER BRÖTZMANN - Peter Brötzmann, Massimo Pupillo, Paal Nilssen-Love : Roma Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
ALEX HUTTON - Legentis Nu Jazz | review permalink
MICHAEL FORMANEK - Small Places 21st Century Modern | review permalink
ANGLES - Angles 8 : By Way Of Deception - Live In Ljubljana Nu Jazz | review permalink
RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK - Rip, Rig and Panic / Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith Avant-Garde Jazz
THE ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO - Areski / Brigitte Fontaine Avec Art Ensemble Of Chicago : Comme À La Radio Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
LAWRENCE D "BUTCH" MORRIS - Current Trends in Racism in Modern America Avant-Garde Jazz
SONNY SIMMONS - The Cosmosamatics Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
LOTTE ANKER - Birthmark Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
JON IRABAGON - Jon Irabagon, Hernani Faustino, Gabriel Ferrandini : Absolute Zero Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
JULIUS HEMPHILL - Dogon A.D. Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
BENOÎT DELBECQ - Benoit Delbecq and Fred Hersch Double Trio : Fun House Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
VLADIMIR CHEKASIN - Nomen Nescio / Некое Лицо Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
YURI HONING - Hotel Terminus (with Erik Bosgraaf) Nu Jazz | review permalink
SAM (SLICK ALEXIUS MENNIGMANN) - Another Life Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
OKKYUNG LEE - Ghil Jazz Related Improv/Composition | review permalink
MASAHIKO SATOH - Dema (デマ Rumour) Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
ARCHIE SHEPP - Archie Shepp Attica Blues Orchestra Live: I Hear the Sound Progressive Big Band | review permalink
AIRTO MOREIRA - Seeds On The Ground - The Natural Sounds Of Airto World Fusion | review permalink
JOHN HÉBERT - Floodstage Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
ARCHIE SHEPP - Down Home New York Post Bop | review permalink
WILLIAM PARKER - Painter's Spring Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
JOËLLE LÉANDRE - L'Histoire De Mme. Tasco Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
RODRIGO AMADO - Wire Quartet Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
MASABUMI KIKUCHI - Sunrise Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
ELTON DEAN - Remembrance Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
HORACE TAPSCOTT - The Giant Is Awakened Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
OKKYUNG LEE - Noisy Love Songs (for George Dyer) Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
SOPHIA DOMANCICH - Courtepointe Live at the Sunside (with Mark Helias, Andrew Cyrille) Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
TIM BERNE - Tim Berne's Snakeoil: Shadow Man 21st Century Modern | review permalink
WADADA LEO SMITH - Wadada Leo Smith / George Lewis / John Zorn : Sonic Rivers Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
WADADA LEO SMITH - The Great Lakes Suites Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
STEVE LACY - Prospectus (aka Clichés) Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
ANTHONY BRAXTON - Triotone (with György Szabados / Vladimir Tarasov) Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
SYLVIE COURVOISIER - Double Windsor Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
NAOJI KONDO - Live At The Tarupho Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
TOMASZ STAŃKO - Polin Post Bop | review permalink
RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA - Bird Calls World Fusion | review permalink
MAL WALDRON - Mal Waldron-Steve Lacy : Journey Without End Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
MATANA ROBERTS - Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee Jazz Related Improv/Composition | review permalink
VIJAY IYER - Vijay Iyer Trio ‎: Break Stuff Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
ANNA WEBBER - Simple Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
RUSS JOHNSON - Still Out to Lunch! Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
MAL WALDRON - Blood And Guts Post Bop | review permalink
ARCHIE SHEPP - Archie Shepp Meets Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio ‎: Conversations Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
TONY MALABY - Tony Malaby Tamarindo: Somos Agua Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
BLUE EFFECT - Conjunctio Jazz Related Improv/Composition
TONY MALABY - Tony Malaby's Tubacello : Scorpion Eater Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
TERUMASA HINO - Hi-Nology Fusion | review permalink
VIJAY IYER - Mutations Third Stream | review permalink
MARY HALVORSON - Reverse Blue 21st Century Modern | review permalink
KRIS DAVIS - Save Your Breath 21st Century Modern | review permalink
GEORGE LEWIS (TROMBONE) - Homage to Charles Parker Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
TIM BERNE - Tim Berne's Snakeoil ‎: You've Been Watching Me 21st Century Modern | review permalink
PETRAS VYŠNIAUSKAS - Viennese Concert Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
YOSUKE YAMASHITA - 嵐 (Arashi) Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
STEVE LACY - Explorations (with Subroto Roy Chowdhury) Jazz Related Improv/Composition | review permalink
LOTTE ANKER - Floating Islands Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
STEVE COLEMAN - Steve Coleman and the Council of Balance: Synovial Joints Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
MATANA ROBERTS - Always Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
YOSUKE YAMASHITA - Inner Space (with Adelhard Roidinger) Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
ALEX HUTTON - Magna Carta Suite Nu Jazz | review permalink
GARY PEACOCK - Tales of Another Post Bop | review permalink
JACQUES COURSIL - Minimal Brass Jazz Related Improv/Composition | review permalink
WILLIAM PARKER - For Those Who Are, Still Third Stream | review permalink
JOHN HÉBERT - Rambling Confessions Vocal Jazz | review permalink
YOSUKE YAMASHITA - New York Trio featuring Joe Lovano : Kurdish Dance Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
MASABUMI KIKUCHI - Masabumi Kikuchi / Ben Street / Thomas Morgan / Kresten Osgood Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
RED TRIO - Stem (with Nate Wooley) Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
ALEX MAKSYMIW - Without A Word Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
MYRA MELFORD - Trio M : Big Picture Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
ZARABATANA - Fogo na Carne Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
NONOKO YOSHIDA - Lotus Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
HASHIMA - Tideland Fusion | review permalink
JAM IT! - Following the Unknown Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
ALEX VOSTRIKOV - Drifting. Part I Fusion | review permalink
ITARU OKI - Iroha-Uta: Volume 1 Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
CHRISTOPH IRNIGER - Octopus 21st Century Modern | review permalink
CHES SMITH - Ches Smith with Craig Taborn and Mat Maneri: The Bell 21st Century Modern | review permalink
SADAO WATANABE - Paysages Fusion | review permalink
TOMEKA REID - Tomeka Reid Quartet Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
TOMOYOSHI NAKAMURA - Dance with the Wind Hard Bop | review permalink
AKIRA SAKATA - Arashi : Semikujira Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
RODRIGO AMADO - Lisbon Improvisation Players : Motion Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
PAULA SHOCRÓN - Shocron-Gutfraind Cuarteto : Percepciones Post Bop | review permalink
AKIRA SAKATA - Sakata Orchestra ‎: 4 O'Clock Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
HENRY THREADGILL - Old Locks and Irregular Verbs Third Stream | review permalink
MOSTLY OTHER PEOPLE DO THE KILLING - (Live) Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
RED TRIO - Empire (with John Butcher) Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
ÉMILE PARISIEN - Émile Parisien Quintet feat. Joachim Kühn : Sfumato 21st Century Modern | review permalink
ORNETTE COLEMAN - Body Meta Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
CRAIG TABORN - Daylight Ghosts 21st Century Modern | review permalink
SONS OF KEMET - Burn Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
CHARLES TYLER - Charles Tyler/Ensemble : Voyage From Jericho Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
EVAN PARKER - Evan Parker & RGG : Live​@​Alchemia Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
JAMIE SAFT - Loneliness Road (with Iggy Pop) Post Bop | review permalink
GERALD CLAYTON - Tributary Tales 21st Century Modern | review permalink
JON IRABAGON - Foxy Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
CRAIG TABORN - Craig Taborn And Ikue Mori : Highsmith Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
KUBIKMAGGI - Things Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
CHICK COREA - My Spanish Heart Fusion
CHICK COREA - Remembering Bud Powell Post Bop
CHICK COREA - Chick Corea, John Patitucci, Antonio Sanchez : Dr. Joe Fusion
RETURN TO FOREVER - Chick Corea & Return To Forever : Light As A Feather Fusion
STANLEY CLARKE - School Days Fusion
WEATHER REPORT - Weather Report Fusion
WEATHER REPORT - I Sing the Body Electric Fusion
MAL WALDRON - Mal Waldron Quintet With Steve Lacy ‎: One-Upmanship (aka Mal Waldron - Manfred Schoof) Avant-Garde Jazz
MAL WALDRON - You And The Night And The Music Hard Bop
MAL WALDRON - Mal Waldron Quintet : Crowd Scene Post Bop
STEVE LACY - Soprano Sax Hard Bop
STEVE LACY - Reflections Hard Bop
STEVE LACY - The Straight Horn of Steve Lacy Hard Bop
STEVE LACY - Steve Lacy Sextet : Scraps Avant-Garde Jazz
WOODY SHAW - Rosewood Post Bop
WILDFLOWERS - Wildflowers 2: The New York Loft Jazz Sessions Avant-Garde Jazz
HERBIE HANCOCK - V.S.O.P. : Five Stars Post Bop
NOAH HOWARD - The Black Ark Avant-Garde Jazz
THE COMET IS COMING - Death to the Planet Nu Jazz | review permalink
ARTHUR BLYTHE - Lenox Avenue Breakdown Avant-Garde Jazz
MATTHEW SHIPP - Root Of Things Avant-Garde Jazz
MASABUMI KIKUCHI - End For The Begining Avant-Garde Jazz
YOSUKE YAMASHITA - Yosuke Yamashita Trio ‎: Concert In New Jazz Avant-Garde Jazz
YOSUKE YAMASHITA - Yamashita Yosuke Trio : Mokujiki Avant-Garde Jazz
YOSUKE YAMASHITA - Yosuke Yamashita Trio ‎: Up-To-Date Avant-Garde Jazz
YOSUKE YAMASHITA - Yosuke Yamashita Trio ‎: Sunayama Avant-Garde Jazz
TIM BERNE - Electric and Acoustic Hard Cell Live Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
TIM BERNE - Snakeoil 21st Century Modern
TOM RAINEY - Tom Rainey Obbligato ‎: Float Upstream 21st Century Modern
THUMBSCREW - Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara : Thumbscrew Avant-Garde Jazz
TOMAS FUJIWARA - Tomas Fujiwara / Ben Goldberg / Mary Halvorson : The Out Louds Avant-Garde Jazz
NICK FRASER - Nick Fraser Feat Tony Malaby & Kris Davis ‎: Too Many Continents Avant-Garde Jazz
TONY MALABY - Tony Malaby / William Parker / Nasheet Waits ‎: Tamarindo Avant-Garde Jazz
JOHN HÉBERT - Byzantine Monkey Avant-Garde Jazz
TOMAS FUJIWARA - Triple Double Eclectic Fusion
DAVID TORN - Prezens Nu Jazz
BOBBY PREVITE - Rhapsody Third Stream | review permalink
BILL FRISELL - History, Mystery Eclectic Fusion
DINOSAUR - Together, As one Nu Jazz | review permalink
EDWARD VESALA - Invisible Storm Avant-Garde Jazz
EDWARD VESALA - Edward Vesala Sound & Fury : Nordic Gallery Avant-Garde Jazz
JOHN SURMAN - John Surman, Stu Martin, Barre Phillips : The Trio Avant-Garde Jazz
PHIL RANELIN - Inspiration Post Bop
ELTON DEAN - Silent Knowledge Avant-Garde Jazz
ELTON DEAN - Rumours Of An Incident (with Roswell Rudd) Avant-Garde Jazz
ANTHONY BRAXTON - 3 Compositions of New Jazz Avant-Garde Jazz
SONS OF KEMET - Your Queen Is A Reptile World Fusion | review permalink
REZ ABBASI - Unfiltered Universe 21st Century Modern
AKIRA SAKATA - Akira Sakata & Chikamorachi with Masahiko Satoh : Proton Pump Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
WADADA LEO SMITH - Wadada Leo Smith's Organic: Heart's Reflections Eclectic Fusion
WADADA LEO SMITH - Wadada Leo Smith / Jack DeJohnette : America Avant-Garde Jazz
KATE GENTILE - Mannequins Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
JIMMY GIUFFRE - Jimmy Giuffre / Paul Bley / Steve Swallow : Conversations With A Goose Avant-Garde Jazz
GANELIN TRIO/SLAVA GANELIN - Live In East Germany (aka Catalogue) Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
RAN BLAKE - Something to Live For Avant-Garde Jazz
SAM BARDFELD - The Great Enthusiasms 21st Century Modern
LEE KONITZ - Motion Cool Jazz
WADADA LEO SMITH - Najwa Fusion
MUHAL RICHARD ABRAMS - Colors in Thirty-Third Avant-Garde Jazz
LEAN LEFT - The Ex Guitars meet Nilssen-Love / Vandermark Duo - Volume 1 Jazz Related Improv/Composition | review permalink
FRED FRITH - Allies Jazz Related Improv/Composition | review permalink
US3 - An Ordinary Day in an Unusual Place Jazz Related DJs/Electronica | review permalink
SOFT MACHINE - Volume Two Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
MARC RIBOT - Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog - Party Intellectuals Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
MARC RIBOT - Silent Movies Jazz Related Improv/Composition | review permalink
VASIL HADŽIMANOV - 3 World Fusion | review permalink
JAMIE SAFT - Trouble: Jamie Saft Trio Plays Bob Dylan Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
JOHN ZORN - The Big Gundown: John Zorn plays the music of Ennio Morricone Third Stream | review permalink
SOFT MACHINE - Fifth Fusion | review permalink
SOFT MACHINE - Six Fusion | review permalink
SOFT MACHINE - Bundles Fusion | review permalink
SOFT MACHINE - Noisette Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
CHICK COREA - Super Trio (with Steve Gadd and Christian McBride) Post Bop | review permalink
SOFT MACHINE - Live At Henie Onstad Art Centre 1971 Fusion | review permalink
MATCHING MOLE - Matching Mole Fusion | review permalink
MATCHING MOLE - Matching Mole's Little Red Record Fusion | review permalink
ROBERT WYATT - The End of an Ear Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
LENNY WHITE - The Love Has Never Gone: Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire (as Lenny White Project) Post Bop | review permalink
HUGH HOPPER - Two Rainbows Daily (with Alan Gowen) Fusion | review permalink
PIP PYLE - Pip Pyle's Equip'Out Fusion | review permalink
TIGRAN HAMASYAN - A Fable Post Bop | review permalink
DANIEL ZAMIR - Missing Here World Fusion | review permalink
ROBERT WYATT - Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard Vocal Jazz | review permalink
DAVE HOLLAND - Music From Two Basses (with Barre Phillips) Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
DAVE HOLLAND - Dave Holland Quintet ‎: Jumpin' In Post Bop | review permalink
SOFT MACHINE - BBC Radio 1971-1974 Fusion | review permalink
JAN GARBAREK - Witchi-Tai-To Post Bop | review permalink
CHARLIE HADEN - Quartet West: Now Is the Hour Hard Bop | review permalink
BEN GOLDBERG - Baal: The Book of Angels, Volume 15 Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
CHICK COREA - The Enchantment (with Bela Fleck) Post-Fusion Contemporary | review permalink
HUGH HOPPER - 1984 Fusion | review permalink
SCOTT AMENDOLA - Scott Amendola Band Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
EDDIE 'CLEANHEAD' VINSON - Eddie Cleanhead Vinson & Roomful of Blues Jump Blues | review permalink
ELTON DEAN - Happy Daze (as Ninesense) Progressive Big Band | review permalink
ERIK FRIEDLANDER - Volac: Book of Angels, Volume 8 Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
PHLOX - Rebimine + voltimine Nu Jazz | review permalink
YOUNGBLOOD BRASS BAND - Is That a Riot? Eclectic Fusion
NAKED CITY - Naked City Live, Volume 1: Knitting Factory 1989 Eclectic Fusion
JOHN ZORN - Nova Express Third Stream | review permalink
TIN HAT TRIO - The Rodeo Eroded World Fusion
WEASEL WALTER - Electric Fruit (with Mary Halvorson & Peter Evans ) Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
DAVE DOUGLAS - Witness Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
FRED FRITH - The Compass, Log, And Lead (with Stevie Wishart, Carla Kihlstedt) Jazz Related Improv/Composition
CONTEMPORARY NOISE SEXTET (QUINTET) - Unaffected Thought Flow Nu Jazz
TOMASZ STAŃKO - Twet Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
ALTERED STATES - Lithuania and Estonia Live Jazz Related Improv/Composition
ALTERED STATES - Cafe 9.15 Jazz Related Rock
TIM BERNE - Insomnia Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
TINGVALL TRIO / MARTIN TINGVALL - Vattensaga Post-Fusion Contemporary | review permalink
ANGLES - Epileptical West: Live in Coimbra Nu Jazz | review permalink
'PAPA' JOHN DEFRANCESCO - A Philadelphia Story Hard Bop | review permalink
JACEK KOCHAN - Man Of No Words Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
BUGGE WESSELTOFT - Duo (with Henrik Schwarz) Jazz Related DJs/Electronica | review permalink
SPECIAL OTHERS - PB Eclectic Fusion
SPECIAL OTHERS - Wait For The Sun Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
ARTHUR BLYTHE - Spirit Post Bop | review permalink
DAVE HOLLAND - Hands (with Pepe Habichuela) World Fusion | review permalink
TOMASZ STAŃKO - Suspended Night Post-Fusion Contemporary | review permalink
LESZEK MOŻDŻER - Komeda Third Stream | review permalink
ARCHIE SHEPP - Wo!man (with Joachim Kuhn ) Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
MAGNUS BROO - Painbody Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
ELTON DEAN - Avant (with Sophia Domancich ) Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
VERNERI POHJOLA - Aurora Nu Jazz | review permalink
FLORA PURIM - 500 Miles High at Montreux Latin Jazz
MONSIEUR DUBOIS - Slow Bombastik Funk Jazz | review permalink
HUGH HOPPER - Carousel (Hugh Hopper Band) Fusion | review permalink
HIROMI - Another Mind Fusion | review permalink
PATRICE MEYER - Dromadaire Viennois Fusion
TIN HAT TRIO - Book of Silk World Fusion
ENRICO RAVA - Pupa O Crisalide Post Bop | review permalink
JOHN MCLAUGHLIN - Where Fortune Smiles Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA - Dual Identity Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
NEO - Neoclassico Jazz Related Improv/Composition | review permalink
CENTIPEDE - Septober Energy Avant-Garde Jazz
PETER BRÖTZMANN - Nipples Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
EMBRYO - Steig Aus Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
CHICK COREA - The Mad Hatter Fusion | review permalink
FLORA PURIM - Open Your Eyes You Can Fly Latin Jazz | review permalink
MISHA MENGELBERG - Who's Bridge Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
ALAN SHORTER - Orgasm (aka Parabolic) Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
SUN RA - Purple Night Progressive Big Band | review permalink
MIŁOŚĆ - Miłość Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
SOFT MACHINE - Virtually Fusion | review permalink
SOFT MACHINE LEGACY - Live Adventures Fusion
ARCHIE SHEPP - On This Night Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
MORAINE - Metamorphic Rock Jazz Related Rock
FLORATONE - Floratone Eclectic Fusion
ALEX BERSHADSKY - Anonymous Fusion
CLAUDIO MILANO - La stanza suona ciò che non vedo Third Stream
CLAUDIO MILANO - L'urlo Rubato Third Stream
NILS PETTER MOLVÆR - Edy (Bande Originale Du Film) Jazz Related Soundtracks | review permalink
MICHAEL FORMANEK - The Rub and Spare Change 21st Century Modern | review permalink
SOFT WORKS - Abracadabra Fusion | review permalink
MARK O'LEARY - Snow Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
MARK O'LEARY - Astral Fishing Jazz Related Improv/Composition | review permalink
MARK O'LEARY - Waves III (with Jeff Gauthier & Alex Cline) Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
MASAHIKO SATOH - Amalgamation Fusion | review permalink
RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA - Gamak World Fusion | review permalink
JIMMY GIUFFRE - The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note Fusion | review permalink
PAT METHENY - Upojenie (with Anna Maria Jopek) Vocal Jazz | review permalink
TORQUEM - Ansiktet Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
STEVE LACY - Straws Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
SAM (SLICK ALEXIUS MENNIGMANN) - Yet Another Life Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
MASAHIKO SATOH - Masahiko Satoh Featuring Eddie Gomez And Steve Gadd ‎: As If ... Fusion | review permalink
JACO PASTORIUS - Heavy 'n Jazz Fusion
MASAHIKO SATOH - Samadhi: Masahiko Meets Gary Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
LISA ULLÉN - Lisa Ullén / Nina de Heney / Okkyung Lee : Look Right Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
CARLA BLEY - Trios Post Bop | review permalink
TERRENCE MCMANUS - Terrence McManus, Mark Helias, Gerry Hemingway : Transcendental Numbers Avant-Garde Jazz
YUSEF LATEEF - Voice Prints Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
MATANA ROBERTS - Live In London Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
ARCHIE SHEPP - Looking At Bird (with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen) Hard Bop | review permalink
ARCHIE SHEPP - The Archie Shepp-Bill Dixon Quartet(aka Peace) Hard Bop | review permalink
THE THING - The Cherry Thing (with Neneh Cherry) Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
CHRIS MCGREGOR - En concert a Banlieues Bleues (with Archie Shepp) Progressive Big Band | review permalink
CHICK COREA - Trilogy Post Bop | review permalink
ARCHIE SHEPP - I Know About the Life Hard Bop | review permalink
JOACHIM KÜHN - Joachim Kühn Trio inviting Archie Shepp: Voodoo Sense Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
NILS PETTER MOLVÆR - 1/1 (with Moritz von Oswald) Jazz Related DJs/Electronica | review permalink
JOHN MCLAUGHLIN - Industrial Zen Fusion
KAZUTOKI UMEZU - Another Step (with Mal Waldron) Hard Bop | review permalink
BILLY HART - One Is The Other Post Bop | review permalink
DAVID MURRAY - Low Class Conspiracy Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
TOSHIYUKI MIYAMA & THE NEW HERD - Canto Of Libra (with Masahiko Sato) Progressive Big Band | review permalink
MOSKUS - Mestertyven Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
BARRY ALTSCHUL - The 3dom Factor Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
ELTON DEAN - El Skid Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
ALAN SILVA - Luna Surface (with Celestrial Communication Orchestra) Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
EVAN PARKER - Time Lapse Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
CHARLIE HADEN - The Golden Number Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
MASABUMI KIKUCHI - Poesy : The Man Who Keeps Washing His Hands Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
WADADA LEO SMITH - Occupy The World Third Stream | review permalink
JAN GARBAREK - Til Vigdis Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
STEVE LACY - Disposability Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
BILLY BANG - Billy Bang / John Lindberg : Duo Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
ALAN SILVA - The Shout (Portrait For A Small Woman) Progressive Big Band | review permalink
TRIO 3 - Wiring (with Vijay Iyer) Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
TOSHIYUKI MIYAMA & THE NEW HERD - Yotsu No Jazz Composition aka Four Jazz Compositions Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
MILES DAVIS - In a Silent Way Fusion
GYÖRGY SZABADOS - Szabados György / Roscoe Mitchell: Jelenés (Revelation) Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
JIMMY GIUFFRE - Jimmy Giuffre 3 & 4 New York Concerts Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
CHARLES TYLER - Mid Western Drifter Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
SABIR MATEEN - Holidays In Siena Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
AZIZA MUSTAFA ZADEH - Dance of Fire Post-Fusion Contemporary
ITARU OKI - Paris-OHRAI Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
BARRY ALTSCHUL - Virtuosi Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
MASAHIKO TOGASHI - Masahiko Togashi, Isao Suzuki : A Day Of The Sun Jazz Related Improv/Composition | review permalink
JACK DEJOHNETTE - Made in Chicago Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
TAKEO MORIYAMA - Bit (with Mal Waldron) Post Bop | review permalink
TERUMASA HINO - Alone Together Fusion | review permalink
MAL WALDRON - Free At Last Post Bop | review permalink
MAL WALDRON - Spanish Bitch Post Bop | review permalink
OLIVER LAKE - Oliver Lake / William Parker : To Roy Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
MATANA ROBERTS - Matana Roberts & Sam Shalabi & Nicolas Caloia : Feldspar Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
JOHN TCHICAI - John Tchicai - Archie Shepp : Rufus Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
NAOSUKE MIYAMOTO - Step! Post Bop | review permalink
AKIRA SAKATA - Akira Sakata & Giovanni Di Domenico: Iruman Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
TERUMASA HINO - Group Everything Everything Everything: Hino's Journey to Air Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
MASAHIKO TOGASHI - Bura Bura Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
DON CHERRY - Dona Nostra Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
CLAUDIO MILANO - Il gioco del silenzio (as NichelOdeon) Jazz Related Improv/Composition
GANELIN TRIO/SLAVA GANELIN - New Wine Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
MASABUMI KIKUCHI - Re-confirmation Fusion | review permalink
MASAHIKO TOGASHI - Update: Live at Pit Inn Shinjuku on December 16, 1995 (with J.J. Spirits) Hard Bop | review permalink
JAGA JAZZIST - A Livingroom Hush Nu Jazz
MELODIA ENSEMBLE - Labyrinth (Лабиринт) Soul Jazz
JULIAN JULIEN - Terre II Jazz Related Improv/Composition | review permalink
MAX JOHNSON - Something Familiar Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
KIRK KNUFFKE - Arms and Hands Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
HIDETO KANAI - Hideto Kanai Group : "Q" Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
BOSQUE - Four Noble Truths Fusion | review permalink
THE ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO - Fundamental Destiny Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
KIRK KNUFFKE - Garden of Gifts Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
TERUMASA HINO - Hino=Kikuchi Quintet Post Bop | review permalink
JEAN-LUC PONTY - Ponty & Sato: Astrorama (with Masahiko Sato) Fusion | review permalink
CHIHIRO YAMANAKA - The Spheres: Live In Osaka!! Post Bop | review permalink
LISA ULLÉN - Lisa Ullén Quartet : Borderlands Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
WADADA LEO SMITH - Wadada Leo Smith & John Lindberg : Celestial Weather Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
GARY PEACOCK - Eastward Post Bop | review permalink
MAL WALDRON - Mal Waldron & Steve Lacy : Live At Dreher Paris 1981, The Peak Vol. 2 Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
TETHERED MOON - Tethered Moon Post Bop | review permalink
KOSUKE MINE - Mine Post Bop | review permalink
NATE WOOLEY - Argonautica Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
TOMASZ STAŃKO - Purple Sun Fusion | review permalink
CHICK COREA - Origin: Live At The Blue Note Post Bop | review permalink
STANLEY CLARKE - Journey to Love Fusion
CHRISTIAN SCOTT (CHRISTIAN SCOTT ATUNDE ADJUAH) - Ruler Rebel Jazz Related DJs/Electronica | review permalink
STEVE LACY - The Beat Suite Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
TCHANGODEI - Tchangodei / Archie Shepp / Mal Waldron Trio : Three for Freedom. Volume 3 Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
PAUL BLEY - Blood Avant-Garde Jazz
PAUL BLEY - Closer Avant-Garde Jazz
CHICK COREA - Jazzman (aka Chick Corea aka Waltz For Bill Evans) Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
CHICK COREA - Friends Fusion
CHICK COREA - Eye of The Beholder (CCEB) Fusion
STANLEY CLARKE - Stanley Clarke Fusion
STANLEY CLARKE - The Rite of Strings (feat. Al Di Meola & Jean-Luc Ponty) World Fusion
STANLEY CLARKE - The Toys Of Men Fusion
FLORA PURIM - Flora's Song Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk
LILAC ORCHESTRA / СИРЕНЕВЫЙ ОРКЕСТР - Tsunami Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
MIROSLAV VITOUS - Journey's End Post-Fusion Contemporary
MAL WALDRON - Tokyo Bound Post Bop
MAL WALDRON - Mal : Live 4 To 1 Post Bop
MAL WALDRON - The Quest (with Eric Dolphy) Hard Bop
MAL WALDRON - Mal Waldron Quintet : Hard Talk Post Bop
MAL WALDRON - Mal 81 Hard Bop
MAL WALDRON - Moods Post Bop
MAL WALDRON - In Retrospect Hard Bop
MAL WALDRON - Songs Of Love And Regret (with Marion Brown) Post Bop
MAL WALDRON - Mal Waldron-Steve Lacy : Sempre Amore Hard Bop
MAL WALDRON - Mal Waldron Quintet ‎: The Git Go - Live At The Village Vanguard Post Bop
MAL WALDRON - Update Post Bop
MAL WALDRON - Mal Waldron & Yosuke Yamashita ‎: Piano Duo Live At Pit Inn Avant-Garde Jazz
MAL WALDRON - Mal Waldron / Steve Lacy : Let's Call This Avant-Garde Jazz
MAL WALDRON - Mal Waldron / Marion Brown ‎: Much More ! Hard Bop
MAL WALDRON - Mal Waldron & Jim Pepper : Art of the Duo Post Bop
MAL WALDRON - Klassics (aka Maturity 1 / Klassics) Third Stream
STEVE LACY - Evidence (with Don Cherry) Hard Bop
STEVE LACY - Sortie Avant-Garde Jazz
STEVE LACY - Lapis Avant-Garde Jazz
STEVE LACY - Stalks Avant-Garde Jazz
STEVE LACY - Steve Lacy & Steve Argüelles : Image Avant-Garde Jazz
WOODY SHAW - Song of Songs Post Bop
WOODY SHAW - Woody Shaw with Tone Janša Quartet Post Bop
WOODY SHAW - Lotus Flower Post Bop
WOODY SHAW - Little Red's Fantasy Post Bop
HORACE TAPSCOTT - Song Of The Unsung Avant-Garde Jazz
HERBIE HANCOCK - Dedication Fusion | review permalink
HERBIE HANCOCK - Secrets Funk Jazz
HERBIE HANCOCK - The Herbie Hancock Trio Post Bop
HERBIE HANCOCK - V.S.O.P. the Quintet Post Bop
HERBIE HANCOCK - Mr. Hands Funk Jazz
WILDFLOWERS - Wildflowers 3: The New York Loft Jazz Sessions Avant-Garde Jazz
FRANK LOWE - The Flam Avant-Garde Jazz
DAVE HOLLAND - Dave Holland Quintet ‎: Points Of View Post-Fusion Contemporary
KENNY WHEELER - Gnu High Post Bop | review permalink
MASAHIKO SATOH - Masahiko Sato Trio ‎: Palladium Avant-Garde Jazz
TERUMASA HINO - Alone, Alone And Alone Hard Bop
MASABUMI KIKUCHI - Masabumi Kikuchi Sextet With Sadao Watanabe Quartet ‎: Collaboration Fusion
MASABUMI KIKUCHI - Poo-Sun Fusion
YOSUKE YAMASHITA - Yamashita Trio : Clay Avant-Garde Jazz
SATOKO FUJII - New Trio: Spring Storm Avant-Garde Jazz
TOM RAINEY - Tom Rainey Trio With Ingrid Laubrock And Mary Halvorson ‎: Hotel Grief Avant-Garde Jazz
INGRID LAUBROCK - Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House : Roulette of the Cradle 21st Century Modern
INGRID LAUBROCK - Zürich Concert 21st Century Modern
MARY HALVORSON - Mary Halvorson Trio ‎: Ghost Loop Avant-Garde Jazz
NICOLE MITCHELL - Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid & Mike Reed : Artifacts Avant-Garde Jazz
TONY MALABY - Tony Malaby's Apparitions ‎: Voladores Avant-Garde Jazz
JON IRABAGON - It Takes All Kinds Avant-Garde Jazz
PETER EVANS - Zebulon Avant-Garde Jazz
NATE WOOLEY - (Dance to) the Early Music Post Bop
KIRK KNUFFKE - Lamplighter Avant-Garde Jazz
BILL FRISELL - Good Dog, Happy Man Eclectic Fusion
JON LUNDBOM - Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord: Jeremiah Avant-Garde Jazz
BILL FRISELL - Beautiful Dreamers Eclectic Fusion
RODRIGO AMADO - Lisbon Improvisation Players : Spiritualized Avant-Garde Jazz
RODRIGO AMADO - The Abstract Truth Avant-Garde Jazz
RODRIGO AMADO - Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio + Jeb Bishop ‎: The Flame Alphabet Avant-Garde Jazz
MATANA ROBERTS - The Chicago Project Avant-Garde Jazz
PHIL RANELIN - The Time Is Now! Post Bop
ELTON DEAN - Elton Dean (aka Just Us) Fusion
ANTHONY BRAXTON - B-X0 NO-47A Avant-Garde Jazz
ANTHONY BRAXTON - The Complete Braxton Avant-Garde Jazz
ANTHONY BRAXTON - Four Compositions (1973) Avant-Garde Jazz
TON-KLAMI - Paramggod Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
HIDEO YAMAKI - The Drawing Center Jazz Related Improv/Composition
REZ ABBASI - Things To Come 21st Century Modern
PIERRE DØRGE - Pierre Dørge Presents New Jungle Orchestra Progressive Big Band
PHIL RANELIN - Vibes From The Tribe Fusion
WADADA LEO SMITH - Prataksis Avant-Garde Jazz
STANLEY CLARKE - The Message Eclectic Fusion
JAMIE SAFT - The Jamie Saft Quartet ‎: Blue Dream Post Bop
EDDIE HENDERSON - Be Cool Hard Bop
JAMIE SAFT - Solo A Genova Post-Fusion Contemporary
TIA FULLER - Diamond Cut Post Bop
JULIAN ARGÜELLES - Tonadas Post-Fusion Contemporary | review permalink
DONALD FAGEN - Sunken Condos Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk
VLADIMIR CHEKASIN - Second Siberian Concert Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
ANGLES - Angles 3 : Parede Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
RAN BLAKE - That Certain Feeling (George Gershwin Songbook) Avant-Garde Jazz
WILLIAM HOOKER - William Hooker Trio (Feat. Ava Mendoza / Damon Smith) : Remembering Avant-Garde Jazz
JACK BRUCE - Silver Rails Jazz Related Rock
PETER GREEN - Formerly Of Fleetwood Mac (aka Rock & Pop Legends aka The Very Best Of Peter Green) Jazz Related RnB
LEE KONITZ - Frescalato Hard Bop
LEE KONITZ - Dig-It (with Ted Brown) Cool Jazz
LEE KONITZ - Some New Stuff Cool Jazz
LEE KONITZ - Three Guys (with Steve Swallow, Paul Motian) Post Bop
MARY HALVORSON - The Maid With The Flaxen Hair—A Tribute To Johnny Smith Post-Fusion Contemporary
KANDACE SPRINGS - Indigo Jazz Related RnB
AVERAGE WHITE BAND - Warmer Communications Funk
IVO NEAME - Moksha Nu Jazz
DAVID VIRELLES - Continuum Afro-Cuban Jazz
VIJAY IYER - Vijay Iyer & Rudresh Mahanthappa ‎: Raw Materials Avant-Garde Jazz
MARCIN OLÉS & BARTLOMIEJ BRAT OLÉS (OLÉS BROTHERS) - Oleś Brothers & Christopher Dell : Górecki Ahead 21st Century Modern
NATE WOOLEY - Knknighgh (Minimal Poetry for Aram Saroyan) Avant-Garde Jazz
LOTTE ANKER - Alien Huddle Avant-Garde Jazz
BILL FRISELL - The Intercontinentals World Fusion | review permalink
SOFT MACHINE - Drop Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
SOFT MACHINE - Seven Fusion | review permalink
CYRO BAPTISTA - Banquet Of The Spirits ‎: Caym (Book Of Angels Volume 17) World Fusion | review permalink
CHARLES GAYLE - Charles Gayle Trio : Consider The Lilies... Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
PORTICO QUARTET - Black and White Sessions Nu Jazz | review permalink
DUSKO GOYKOVICH - A Handful O’Soul (with The International Jazz Orchestra) Big Band | review permalink
ROBERT WYATT - Peel Sessions Vocal Jazz | review permalink
JOE ZAWINUL - Absolute Zawinul (as Absolute Ensemble Featuring Joe Zawinul ) World Fusion | review permalink
NICOLAS SIMION - Transylvanian Jazz Post Bop | review permalink
EBERHARD WEBER - Later That Evening Third Stream | review permalink
NINO KATAMADZE - Ordinary Day Vocal Jazz | review permalink
JOE ZAWINUL - The Rise & Fall Of The Third Stream Third Stream | review permalink
JAN GARBAREK - Belonging (with Keith Jarrett, Palle Danielsson, Jon Christensen) Post Bop | review permalink
BEN GOLDBERG - Speech Communication Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
KEITH JARRETT - Treasure Island Post Bop | review permalink
SCOTT AMENDOLA - (PLAYS MONK) Post Bop | review permalink
IRO HAARLA - Northbound Post-Fusion Contemporary | review permalink
JOE MCPHEE - Rotation Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
ASTRO CAN CARAVAN - 21st Century Drifting Episode World Fusion
CONTEMPORARY NOISE SEXTET (QUINTET) - Ghostwriter's Joke Nu Jazz
OZRIC TENTACLES - Pyramidion Jazz Related Rock
KIHNOUA - Unauthorized Caprices Jazz Related Improv/Composition | review permalink
JACKY TERRASSON - Lover Man Post Bop | review permalink
MANFRED MANN CHAPTER THREE - Manfred Mann Chapter Three Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
ANOUAR BRAHEM - Vague World Fusion | review permalink
KIT DOWNES - Quiet Tiger Post Bop | review permalink
L'IMAGE - 2.0 Fusion | review permalink
METAL-O-PHONE - Metal-o-phone... Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
ROBOTOBIBOK - Nawyki przyrody Nu Jazz
MADELEINE PEYROUX - Standing On The Rooftop Vocal Jazz | review permalink
ALDO ROMANO - Because of Bechet Jazz Related DJs/Electronica | review permalink
ALICE COLTRANE - Universal Consciousness / Lord of Lords Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
SPECIAL OTHERS - Quest Eclectic Fusion
JACK BRUCE - Things We Like Fusion | review permalink
PHALANX - In Touch Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
PATRICE MEYER - Racines Croisées Fusion
KETIL BJØRNSTAD - S@motność w Sieci (with Bugge Wesseltoft) Jazz Related Soundtracks | review permalink
XING SA - Création de l'Univers Jazz Related Rock
GONG - Acid Motherhood Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
ELINA DUNI - Lume Lume World Fusion | review permalink
HÅKON KORNSTAD - Space Available Avant-Garde Jazz
COLIN BENDERS - Kytecrash (with Eric Vloeimans) Acid Jazz | review permalink
MASQUALERO - Masqualero Nu Jazz | review permalink
SATOKO FUJII - Satoko Fujii Quartet ‎: Minerva Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
STEVE HOWE TRIO - The Haunted Melody Hard Bop
PAUL BLEY - The Fabulous Paul Bley Quintet (aka Live at the Hillcrest Club) Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
JACK DEJOHNETTE - Music We Are Post Bop | review permalink
ENRICO RAVA - Live at Birdland Neuburg Post Bop | review permalink
ARATTA REBIRTH - Red Hail Fusion
JEF GILSON - Malagasy World Fusion | review permalink
ESBJÖRN SVENSSON TRIO (E.S.T.) - From Gagarin's Point of View Nu Jazz | review permalink
ESBJÖRN SVENSSON TRIO (E.S.T.) - Good Morning Susie Soho Nu Jazz | review permalink
JOHN COLTRANE - The Stardust Session Hard Bop | review permalink
SUN RA - Hours After Progressive Big Band | review permalink
HERBIE HANCOCK - Directstep Jazz Related RnB | review permalink
8 BOLD SOULS - 8 Bold Souls Avant-Garde Jazz
LONDON ALL STARS - Le London All Star - British Percussion Exotica | review permalink
ALBERT AYLER - Stockholm, Berlin 1966 Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
KING CRIMSON - Projekct Two : Space Groove Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
BEN - Ben Fusion
JAN GARBAREK - Dansere Post Bop | review permalink
LAWRENCE D "BUTCH" MORRIS - In Touch...But Out of Reach Avant-Garde Jazz
SOUND CRAFT '75 - Fantasy for Orchestra Avant-Garde Jazz
JOE HERTENSTEIN - Future Drone Avant-Garde Jazz
MASAHIKO SATOH - Amorphism Fusion | review permalink
MASAHIKO SATOH - Pianology (with Wolfgang Dauner) Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
MASAHIKO SATOH - Multi-Spheroid Solo Piano 3 Third Stream | review permalink
JEAN LOUIS - Morse Eclectic Fusion
ARCHIE SHEPP - Mama Rose In Concert Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
CHARLIE HADEN - Silence Post Bop | review permalink
ARCHIE SHEPP - Tray of Silver Hard Bop | review permalink
RUSLAN SIROTA - Ruslan Post-Fusion Contemporary
RODRIGO AMADO - Searching For Adam Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
GANELIN TRIO/SLAVA GANELIN - A Concert in Moscow (with Mario Schiano) Avant-Garde Jazz
MAL WALDRON - Tokyo Reverie Post Bop | review permalink
KEIJI HAINO - Peter Brotzmann, 灰野敬二 Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke: Two City Blues 1 Jazz Related Improv/Composition | review permalink
MASAHIKO SATOH - Randooga: Select Live Under The Sky '90 Eclectic Fusion | review permalink
JOHN BUTCHER - John Butcher and Andy Moor: Experiments with a Leaf Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
KEITH JARRETT - Arbour Zena Third Stream
HARRIS EISENSTADT - Old Growth Forest Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
NATE WOOLEY - Nate Wooley / C. Spencer Yeh / Audrey Chen / Todd Carter : NCAT Jazz Related Improv/Composition | review permalink
JEAN LOUIS - Jean Louis Eclectic Fusion
TCHANGODEI - Tchangodei And Steve Lacy ‎: The Wasp (Duo Live) Jazz Related Improv/Composition | review permalink
MASAHIKO TOGASHI - Masahiko Togashi + Masabumi Kikuchi : Concerto Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
ARCHIE SHEPP - Archie Shepp / Michel Marre Quintet ‎: You're My Thrill (aka Passion) Hard Bop | review permalink
CHICK COREA - Elektric Band II : Paint The World (CCEB) Fusion
CHICK COREA - The Trio Live From Country Club Post Bop
CHICK COREA - Chillin' in Chelan (Tribute to Thelonious Monk) Post Bop
FLORA PURIM - Flora Purim And Airto : The Magicians Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk
MIROSLAV VITOUS - First Meeting Post-Fusion Contemporary
MAL WALDRON - First Encounter (with Gary Peacock) Post Bop
MAL WALDRON - Up Popped the Devil Avant-Garde Jazz
MAL WALDRON - Mal, Dance and Soul Post Bop
STEVE LACY - Steve Lacy Gang ‎: Roba Avant-Garde Jazz
ANDREW HILL - Lift Every Voice Exotica
HERBIE HANCOCK - Sunlight Jazz Related RnB
NOAH HOWARD - Live At The Village Vanguard Avant-Garde Jazz
KENNY WHEELER - A Long Time Ago Avant-Garde Jazz
ARTHUR BLYTHE - Light Blue: Arthur Blythe Plays Thelonious Monk Post Bop
TERUMASA HINO - Feelin' Good Hard Bop
MASABUMI KIKUCHI - Victor Modern Jazz Sextet ‎: Matrix Hard Bop
NATE WOOLEY - Wooley - Rempis - Niggenkemper - Corsano: From Wolves To Whales Avant-Garde Jazz
JEAN-LUC PONTY - Enigmatic Ocean Fusion
ELTON DEAN - Welcomet Live In Brazil 1986 Avant-Garde Jazz
ELTON DEAN - The Cheque Is in the Mail Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
ELTON DEAN - EDQ Live Avant-Garde Jazz
ELTON DEAN - Three's Company Two's a Crowd Avant-Garde Jazz
TON-KLAMI - In Moers Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
STING - Sting And Shaggy : 44/876 Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk
REZ ABBASI - Behind the Vibration Fusion
REZ ABBASI - Bazaar World Fusion
MATTHEW SHIPP - Matthew Shipp & Mat Walerian Duo The Uppercut: Live At Okuden Avant-Garde Jazz
BOZ SCAGGS - A Fool to Care Jazz Related RnB
BOZ SCAGGS - Other Roads Jazz Related Rock
KHAN JAMAL - Drum Dance To The Motherland Avant-Garde Jazz
RAN BLAKE - Chabrol Noir Avant-Garde Jazz
AVERAGE WHITE BAND - Benny And Us (with Ben E. King) Jazz Related RnB
MACY GRAY - Ruby Jazz Related RnB
SOFT MACHINE - Softs Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
FRED FRITH - Eye To Ear III Jazz Related Soundtracks | review permalink
ROBERT WYATT - Shipbuilding / Memories of You Vocal Jazz | review permalink
YUSEF LATEEF - In a Temple Garden Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk | review permalink
PIERRE MOERLEN'S GONG - Downwind Fusion
MAGNUS ÖSTRÖM - Thread Of Life Nu Jazz
HERBIE HANCOCK - Jammin' With Herbie (aka Rock Your Soul aka Voyager) Hard Bop | review permalink
SOFT MACHINE LEGACY - Soft Machine Legacy Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
SOFT MACHINE - Backwards Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
NUCLEUS - Direct Hits Fusion | review permalink
TINGVALL TRIO / MARTIN TINGVALL - Vagen Post-Fusion Contemporary | review permalink
PHALANX - Got Something Good For You Eclectic Fusion
ARVE HENRIKSEN - Cartography World Fusion | review permalink
SUN RA - Reflections in Blue Big Band | review permalink
ARCHIE SHEPP - Live At The Panafrican Festival Avant-Garde Jazz | review permalink
PERCY JONES - Propeller Music Jazz Related Rock
PERCY JONES - Percy Jones-scott McGill-Ritchie Decarlo : Debut Fusion
PERCY JONES - Percy Jones, Scott McGill, Ritchie DeCarlo with special guest Markus Reuter Fusion
PERCY JONES - Cape Catastrophe Jazz Related Rock
FLORATONE - Floratone II Eclectic Fusion
"SIR" ROLAND HANNA - Impressions Post Bop
MUHAL RICHARD ABRAMS - Streaming (with George Lewis / Roscoe Mitchell) Avant-Garde Jazz
SOFT MACHINE - Land of Cockayne Post-Fusion Contemporary | review permalink
BILLY COBHAM - Off Color (with Nordic) Fusion | review permalink
RON CARTER - Empire Jazz Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk | review permalink
ROBERT WYATT - Nothing Can Stop Us Vocal Jazz | review permalink
PIERRE MOERLEN'S GONG - Breakthrough Fusion
SAINKHO NAMTCHYLAK - Lost Rivers Avant-Garde Jazz
CHAT NOIR - Weather Forecasting Stone Nu Jazz | review permalink
TONBRUKET (DAN BERGLUND'S TONBRUKET) - Dig It To The End Jazz Related Rock | review permalink
POTEMKINE - Triton Jazz Related Rock
DIDIER MALHERBE - Nuit D'Ombrelle (with Eric Löhrer) Jazz Related Blues
ALICE COLTRANE - Turiya Sings World Fusion | review permalink
HERBIE HANCOCK - Magic Windows Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk | review permalink
SOFT MACHINE - Rubber Riff (aka De Wolfe Sessions) Fusion | review permalink
PIERRE MOERLEN'S GONG - Pentanine Fusion
JAN HAMMER - Black Sheep Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk | review permalink
BODAN ARSOVSKI - Endless View Post-Fusion Contemporary
AL DI MEOLA - Diabolic Inventions and Seduction for Solo Guitar, Volume I, Music of Astor Piazzolla World Fusion
STEVIE WONDER - Stevie at the Beach Jazz Related RnB
PAUL HORN - Inside the Cathedral (aka Inside Russia) World Fusion
RANDY WESTON - Self Portraits Post Bop
PAUL HORN - Live From Russia (With Love) World Fusion

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1 Avant-Garde Jazz 257 3.68
2 Fusion 85 3.52
3 Post Bop 82 3.54
4 Eclectic Fusion 44 3.72
5 Jazz Related Rock 34 3.29
6 Nu Jazz 30 3.62
7 Hard Bop 29 3.47
8 World Fusion 25 3.04
9 Jazz Related Improv/Composition 23 3.59
10 21st Century Modern 23 3.98
11 Post-Fusion Contemporary 17 3.21
12 Third Stream 15 3.50
13 Progressive Big Band 13 3.77
14 Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk 10 3.00
15 Jazz Related RnB 8 2.88
16 Vocal Jazz 8 3.06
17 Jazz Related DJs/Electronica 5 3.40
18 Jazz Related Soundtracks 4 3.25
19 Cool Jazz 3 3.67
20 Funk Jazz 3 3.50
21 Exotica 2 3.00
22 Acid Jazz 2 3.75
23 Big Band 2 2.75
24 Latin Jazz 2 3.50
25 Jump Blues 1 3.50
26 Jazz Related Blues 1 2.00
27 Afro-Cuban Jazz 1 3.50
28 Funk 1 3.50
29 Soul Jazz 1 3.50

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PHRONESIS We Are All

Album · 2018 · Nu Jazz
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After eleven years of activities and seven successful albums London-based Phronesis were probably most respectable contemporary jazz trio in UK. Few years ago, when their music started sounding a bit too safe and predictable they did a double shot trying to improve the situation. First they recorded (at Abbey Road Studios in London) much more muscular album ("Parallax")then they ever did before. I saw them playing life with these new songs and they sounded as high-energy power trio, but from the bad side their new music lost part of their melodies putting them in danger to become "another fusion piano trio". An year after they released an excellent album of their known songs recorded with Frankfurt radio big band. What's next?

Just released their ninth album "We Are All" doesn't open radically different horizons, but it looks here they finally found their best ever balance between slightly melancholic chamber jazz and more modern and youthful power trio sound. Trio's songs are tightly composed and precisely executed again with bigger attention to melodies. They reduced high energy of "Parallax" till controlled groovy sound with complex interplay between virtuoso piano soloing and physical acoustic bass.

"We Are All" represents contemporary European jazz at it's best - multilayered intellectual improvisational music sounds almost as accessible as pop and rock songs without loosing its quality. One critic called "Phronesis" "the best modern jazz piano trio since EST", with "We Are All" release they have serious evidence that he was right.

ANGLES Angles 3 : Parede

Live album · 2018 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Swedes Angles started a decade ago as sax player Martin Kuchen-led sextet playing modern mix of avant-garde jazz, Balkanica and electronic jazz. Very tuneful,emotionally colored and politically sharp songs made them one of most popular Nordic jazz band right after their debut in 2008 (on Portuguese Clean Feed label). They grew up from sextet to octet (Angles 8) for their third album and till nonet(Angles 9) for their fourth one (all - recorded live).

Band'sound became more orchestrated (possibly as the answer to success of their colleagues another Nordic super-group Fire! who grew up from power trio to progressive big band) and more sharp on Angles' two studio albums,recorded in 2014 and 2017. Being a classy band, their formula became a bit too predictable so the year 2018 gives their fans a radical change.

Angles' new album "Parede" (yes, live for sure) is recorded by Angles 3 - and they are really a trio now! Based predominantly on the compositions from their last studio album "Disappeared Behind The Sun", new Angles model is rooted on Albert Ayler free jazz tradition. Sax player Martin Kuchen with old drummer Kjell Nordeson and new Norwegian drummer Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (a member of The Thing power super-trio together with reedist Mats Gustafsson, the leader of above mentioned Fire!) instead of Angles' original Johan Berthling play bare-naked versions of of well-arranged Angles 9 originals.

The difference in music comparing with any previous Angles line-up is significant even if there still are some Balkan tunes, melodies snippets and soulful Kuchen sax soloing. Trio Angles play free jazz of old school, it radiates energy, emotions and live listeners participation is right in place here.

Probably, more Angles side-project than logical continuation, Angles 3 released truly unexpectable album at a moment when it looked they became too predictable. Not every "bigger" Angles fan will stay happy with this new music but I believe they will find some new listeners too with this step.

VLADIMIR CHEKASIN Second Siberian Concert

Live album · 1994 · Eclectic Fusion
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Sax player/multi-instrumentalist Vladimir Chekasin was my very first experience listening jazz live. As undergraduate university student in 1981 or 1982 I felt some initial interest to jazz even if my strong prerogatives were Black Sabbath (going) and The Stranglers(coming). I lived in same town with famous free jazz Ganelin trio and when trio's member announced his solo concert in my university Aula I just decided to give the jazz a chance.

This evening changed my life, not less.It looked there were even no air to breath in overcrowded old building's hall with high wooden doors and white columns. Students and younger professors waited for something... unexpected. And it happened - Chekasin played quite emotive solo gig using circular breathing techniques, simultaneously playing of two saxophones and free improvisation against strange electronic device, kind of early analogue modulator/synthesizer. Fortunately for newcomers as I was, Chekasin's music was far from formal, it contained lot ot tunes snippets, emotive soloing and strange rhythms what made it surprisingly accessible.

At the end of the night I didn't realize (as many others sitting and standing near me in a hall) what it was - we just evidenced highest class musical shamanism session we had never saw in our lives. From that day I started visiting jazz concerts more often but it still took two decades to start listening jazz recordings.

"Second Siberian Concert" is recorded just a few years later in Novosibirsk - largest Siberian academic city, and till now it stays a last recording evidence of Chekasin musicianship as leader. He still plays time to time but concentrates mostly on jazz education in Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater and leading excellent student's Big Band.

The quartet recorded contains of Chekasin, playing plenty of reeds (obviously using simultaneously playing techniques since there are no other reeds player on board and one can hear different reeds played at the same time),analogue synth and occasionally piano; Romania-born Vilnius-based keyboardist Oleg Molokoedov (piano,analogue keys,synth) and local rhythm section - bassist Sergey Panasenko and drummer Sergey Belichenko.

The year is 1985 and synthesizers (especially in jazz, and more precise - in Soviet jazz!) still look like extreme modernism so no strange whole music is heavily overloaded with their sounds. Synths are still analogue so their sound doesn't attack listener's nerves as later time plastic electronics but still great Chekasin's sax soloing and two-reeds interplay too often disappears without significant traces in that wall of synth sounds.

Three compositions (two long and one - two-minute short) are mostly improvised but contain plenty of composed sources incl. popular swing tunes,themes from ballet,Slavic folklore elements and circus marches. Sound quality is only average though.

Released in 1994 only, after Soviet Union finished existing, this album has been never well known or widely distributed. Now available on bandcamp as digital download, it represents nice opportunity to hear one of the most interesting innovative artist of the region. Not a best artist's work for sure, it still is a valuable evidence in Chekasin's far not so umerous discography.

GANELIN TRIO/SLAVA GANELIN Live In East Germany (aka Catalogue)

Live album · 1980 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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It's quite paradoxical that Ganelin Trio, most probably the only European band which played free jazz by the same way and on the same level of creativity and virtuosity as genre's American leaders, have deep Eurasian roots. Founded in early 70s in Vilnius, capital city of then Russians occupied Lithuania, it included three emigrants from Russia motherland.

Band's leader pianist and composer Vyacheslav (Slava) Ganelin was born in a family of Russian Jews not far from Moscow in the end of WWII and moved to occupied Vilnius with his parents being 4 years old boy. Sax player Vladimir Chekasin born in Sverdlovsk (now - Yekaterinburg), Ural's industrial town right on the border between Europe and Asia. He graduated as classic clarinet artist in his hometown conservatory and moved to Vilnius already being young perspective musician at 24. Drummer Vladimir Tarasov comes from Russian sub-Arctic city of Archangelsk, important Russian Navy port in the Far North, where he played jazz in local clubs still being teenager. At 19 he started music studies in St. Petersburg Conservatory but has been dismissed same year because of propaganda of jazz(!).He didn't return to Archangelsk but moved to Vilnius, where he started playing jazz with pianist Ganelin in legendary Vilnius' "Neringa" restaurant.

So, in year 1971 in Vilnius, town where I was born and grew up (ok, I was only 8 years old boy in 1971), three future avant-garde jazz giants founded the trio which influenced all Lithuanian jazz scene for decades ahead. For outsiders, it's almost impossible to imagine in what world trio's music was born. As a century before that Russian Empire banned the use of Lithuanian language in a territory of occupied Lithuania in any form,other than spoken word (i.i. books,newspapers,schools and University education on Lithuanian all were under the ban), their successors Soviet Empire banned on all controlled territories any forms of Western culture, different than some classical music. Rock music was a main target as it sounded as a right danger for Communist regime, jazz (since there as rule is no lyrics) was classified as "rotten Capitalism" propaganda and was under pressure and strict control as well. Vilnius (besides of Tallinn in Estonia, another Russian occupied European country) was a true mecca for semi-underground jazz since the town during Soviet rule became a quite isolated place, kind of sleepy province far from Moscow and Leningrad where everything was under strict control of KGB eyes. There in Lithuania of that period even existed a jazz studies in State Conservatory (established not in capital Vilnius, but in Klaipeda - smaller town 300 km west on Baltic coast, even more far from Big Brother's eyes).

So, there were some fresh air for jazz musicians in Vilnius with possibility to play in restaurants, Universities halls and even on local radio/TV in rare cases. From other hand, Vilnius was in same isolation from internal world (read - world outside of USSR) as any other place in Empire of Evil. There was no possibility to buy jazz recordings or to hear modern jazz played on radio (rare exception was a Polish radio often plying pop jazz, it was possible to hear it in Vilnius). The only source of musical news was a contraband vinyls coming from West which were extremely rare, banned and as a result unbelievable expensive (to buy one I often needed to pay my young graduate engineer two weeks' salary).

There were active exchange of used vinyl and home-made tapes between musicians and jazz fans as well which often was main sources of any new information. In that atmosphere three young musicians with classical music education and underground street-wise new jazz information started playing music never heard here before. As a result, Ganelin Trio,especially on early stage, sounded as fresh and unexpected European version of Art Ensemble of Chicago: they played lot of instruments (often sounding as much bigger combo than real trio) mixing American free jazz with their classic music formal roots and in part Russian folklore.

There are lot of recordings coming from late 70s - early 80s recorded by trio, but almost all of them are bootleg level live tapes, smuggled through the border and released in UK by another Russian Jew emigre in UK Leo Feigin on his Leo records. "Live In East Germany" is a good example of such release - rare foreign gig (recorded in Eastern Germany), as usually - one long composition divided on two vinyl sides. Trio sounds as much bigger band (Ganelin even plays some distorted guitars closer to the end of the gig, Chekasin plays multiple saxophones simultaneously), there is lot of freedom, lot of melodies, hyper-energy of their live shows and lot of humor and circus as well.

All music sounds fresh and unexpected and surprisingly well organized what evidences classical musicians' education. Don't be fulled by the year of the concert - because of Iron Curtain free jazz came to this part of Europe much later and there are one of very early evidences of it. Taking in account the time correction because of political reasons, they are as fresh as US free jazz of mid 60s.

One great (and for many jazz fans unexpectable) music, it is easier acceptable now because of some re-issues around. Ganelin left for Israel in 1987 disbanding the trio, he teaches music in Lithuanian Music and Theater Academy and plays regular concerts in Vilnius till now. Chekasin teaches in same Academy and runs students big band, Tarasov switched towards avant-garde audio-visual arts, one can hear/see his new installations regularly.

JULIAN ARGÜELLES Tonadas

Album · 2018 · Post-Fusion Contemporary
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UK-born Graz, Austria-based sax player Julian Argüelles last year arranged (and conducted) his first big band album ("Behemoth") for one of my British scene favourites - Phronesis, with big success. Four days ago he released a new album as leader, so I just need to hear how does it sound.

Argüelles leads a quartet with pianist-drummer-bassist, what generally looks like it could be Phronesis (reed-less trio) plus Argüelles himself. The similarity is even closer since the participating Argüelles quartet pianist is no one else but Ivo Neame, Phronesis' founding member.

"Tonadas" (or "tunes" in Spanish) is a beautiful collection of lively chamber songs. Dominating Latin titles possibly show the source of inspiration for the author, but the music itself is not really Latin-influenced. One can think of this as Phronesis improved with a sax player soloist playing more relaxed music than usual. Pianist Neave has more freedom here compared to his work on Phronesis albums, and he really shines on smart and swinging solos.

This album's music is elegant and warm - much more alive and pleasant than many of today's sterile-sounding chamber jazz collectives. Less energetic, it probably will attract a bit different listener than hard Phronesis fans, but in general, "Tonadas" is a nice modern jazz album for widest listener categories.

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