Moondog. The German Years 1977-1999. Germany 2004. 

Moondog. The German Years 1977-1999. Germany 2004. This deluxe double-disc box from Germany's Roof Music contains a collection of Louis Thomas Hardin's music recorded from 1977-1999 entitled The German Years as well as a second disc entitled The Last Concert, Mimi-Festival 1999. There are 44 pages of liner notes that lovingly put the complex music into as much perspective... Continue Reading →


I. Rantala, L. Możdżer, M. Wollny. Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic I. Germany 2013

Iiro Rantala, Leszek Możdżer, Michael Wollny. Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic I. Germany 2013. For the first time in its 25-year history, the Berlin Philharmonic Kammermusiksaal was completely sold out for a jazz concert, with an audience of 1200. Three pianists - Iiro Rantala, Leszek Mozdzer and Michael Wollny proved – as soloists, in duos and as a... Continue Reading →

Bill Laurance. Flint. US 2014

  Bill Laurance. Flint. US 2014 London based pianist and producer Bill Laurance, founding member of the much acclaimed Snarky Puppy, released with Flint his first solo album in 2014. Flint is stylistically very expansive and genre-crossing, bringing in influences of electronic music while its roots stick with Jazz. Laurance creates wide and fascinating soundscapes... Continue Reading →

Gogo Peguine. A Humdrum Star. US 2018.

GOGO PENGUIN. A HUMDRUM STAR. US 2018 There is poetry and precision in GoGo Penguin’s new work—and intimacy and vastness. Their titles tend to speak volumes, in tandem with their evocative instrumentals. They’d actually completed the new album’s track-listing before settling on the name for A Humdrum Star—yet it captures a distinctive tone. It’s taken from a... Continue Reading →

Omar Sosa, Seckou Keita. Transparent Water.US 2017

Omar Sosa, Seckou Keita. Transparent Water.US 2017 Cuban-born multi-instrumentalist Omar Sosa is a prolific, much lauded performer known for his genre-bending recordings fusing Latin jazz, African traditions, avant-garde improvisation and classical music. Born on April 10, 1965 in Camaguey, Cuba, Sosa began studying music at age five while attending the Escuela Provincial de Musica in... Continue Reading →

Einar Scheving. Intervals. US 2015

Einar Scheving. Intervals. US 2015 Intervals is the third album from Icelandic composer/drummer Einar Scheving. The album features his quartet, which comprises some of Iceland’s finest jazz musicians – Eyþór Gunnarsson on piano, Óskar Guðjónsson on saxophone, Skúli Sverrisson on bass, and Einar on drums and percussion. Einar received the Icelandic Music Awards for both... Continue Reading →

Yussef Kamaal. Black Focus. UK 2016

Yussef Kamaal. Black Focus. UK 2016 The borders between London’s musical tribes have always been porous. For Yussef Kamaal, the sound of the capital – with its hum of jungle, grime and broken beat – has shaped a self-taught, UK-tipped approach to playing jazz. In the states, the genre’s long-running to-and-fro with hip hop –... Continue Reading →

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