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Pat Metheny Sirabhorn
Bright Size Life ECM Records 1976
Recorded when he was ~ 22 years old, this is his debut as a leader.
Set Break: over “Overflowing Ashtrays (Visions Fugitives Alt Mix)" by Sensations Fix
Jean-Luc Ponty Once Upon a Dream
Imaginary Voyage Rhino Atlantic 1976
Jean-Luc Ponty (born 29 September 1942 in France) is a leading figure in jazz-rock. Besides his prolific solo work, he has worked with Frank Zappa, Mahavishnu Orchestra, and Return To Forever.
Kate Wyatt Antepenultimate N
Artifact s/r 2022
Jazz pianist from Montreal.
Rainer Brüninghaus, Kenny Wheeler, Jon Christensen & Brynjar Hoff Stufen
Freigeweht ECM Records 1981
Rainer Brüninghaus (born 21/11/1949, in Germany), was the keyboard player in progrock band "Eiliff" before he moved focus into the jazz field, collaborating mainly with ECM artists Eberhard Weber and Jan Garbarek.
Set Break: over “Immunity’ by Cliff Martinez
Nduduzo Makhathini Mama (feat. Omagugu) N
In The Spirit Of Ntu Universal Music (Pty) Ltd. 2022
Nduduzo Makhathini is a South African jazz musician from PieterMaritzburg.
Tigran Hamasyan The Cave of Rebirth
An Ancient Observer Nonesuch 2017
Armenian jazz pianist, born 17 July 1987. Many of his compositions are strongly influenced by the Armenian folk tradition, often using its scales and modalities.
Tony Grey Awake and Dreaming (feat. John Shannon, Romain Collin, Deantoni Parks, Selvaganesh, Mahesh Vinayakram, U.Shrinivas & Obed Calvaire)
Unknown Angels ObliqSound 2018
Bass player from Newcastle England, born in 1975, He is the nephew of John McLaughlin.
Vijay Iyer Remembrance
Tirtha ACT Music 2011
Vijay Srinivas Raghunathan was born in Albany NY own 26 October 1971. He has no formal piano/composing education, but studied violin privately; he received basic composing and improvisational lectures at Eastman School of Music.
L to R: Nitin Mitta, Vijay Iyer, Prasanna.
Vijay Iyer graduated with B.S. in Mathematics & Physics from Yale University, and holds a M.A. in Physics and Ph.D. in Technology and the Arts from the University of California at Berkeley; his research was focused on music and cogitive sciences.
Brain Blade & The Fellowship Band Traveling Mercies
Body and Shadow Blue Note 2017
Brain Blade was born on 25 July 1970 in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Set Break: over “月兒高” by Zhong Guo 中国民樂精華篇
David Torn Bandaged By Dreams
Polytown CMP Records 1994
Guitarist David Torn joined here by Mick Karn (bassist from the glam rock group Japan) and Terry Bozzio (drummer from Zappa's band).
Nils Petter Molvær Simply So (Live)
Streamer (Live) OKEH 2004
Norwegian trumpeter and composer.
Ozric Tentacles Floating Seeds
The Bits Between the Bits Snapper Music 2015
English progressive/space/psychedelic rock band founded in 1983 in Somerset. They fuse jazz rock, hard rock and acid rock with influences from world music. Mostly instrumental.
Sloth & Turtle The Toys Are Back in Town
Sloth & Turtle - EP Sloth & Turtle 2018
Math rock from Santa Rosa CA.
California Guitar Trio What I Am
Cg3+2 California Guitar Trio 2002
California Guitar Trio (CGT) is a band of three guitar players founded in Los Angeles in 1991 by Paul Richards, Hideyo Moriya, and Bert Lams around the concept of playing acoustic guitars in the New Standard Tuning taught by Robert Fripp on Guitar Craft courses. The tuning is (from low to high): C2-G2-D3-A3-E4-G4.
Set Break: over “Highland Dance” by the Khac Chi Ensemble
Ozric Tentacles Mysticum Arabicola
Erpland Madfish 2003
Over the course of 40 years, Ozric Tentacles have released over 30 albums.
Basile Engins Bizarres N
Midnight Massiera: The B-Music Of Jean-Pierre Massiera Finders Keepers 2008
Boomers who listened to Dr. Demento will immediately recognize this as a French version of “Coming To Take Me Away” sung by Napoleon XIV. "Engins Bizzarres" was released by 'Basile" as a single in 1968.
京劇精萃 穆桂英掛帥 (Mu Gui Ying Prepares for the Battle)
A classic collection of the best performances & artists in Beijing Opera V/A Starlight Music International Ltd. 2000
A classic from Beijing Opera.
David "Fuze" Fiuczynski Sakura ~ Ying Hua
KiF Express FuzeLicious Morsels 2008
Born on 5 March 1964, David Fiuczynski has a diverse output, blending jazz with world music and hiphop.
Nguyên Lê Beggar's Love Song (feat. Alex Tran)
Ha Nội Duo ACT Music 2017
French jazz musician and composer of Vietnamese ancestry, born 14 January 1959 in Paris. While he often incorporates the music from his Vietnamese heritage, this release explores that more than most others.
Set Break: over “Rain Bed” by K. Leimer
Kot Kot Plyak N
i pni Aguirre 2022
Kot Kot is Lena Filatova, a sound artist from Karelia, North-West Russia, now based in Germany.
The Civil Surface Mason Records 1974
Canterbury band formed in 1969 by Dave Stewart (organ), Mont Campbell (bass/vocals) and Clive Brooks(drums), after the disbanding of their previous band 'Uriel' when Steve Hillage left for college.
Patrick Gauthier Bebe Godzilla
Bebe Godzilla Seventh records 1981
French pianist, born 27 February 1953. Was in the groups Magma, Heldon, and Weidorje.
Olivier Wursten Olmos Kobah
Hur! (Hommage À La Musique De Christian Vander) V/A Soleil Zeuhl 2009
Session guitarist from France. Offered this Fuzak cover of the Magma song 'Kobah" for this tribute compilation.
Set Break: over “The Department Of Dead Letters” by David Sylvian
toe Dual Harmonics
Our Latest Number - EP Topshelf Records 2018
toe is a Japanese post-rock/math rock band formed at the end of 2000.
Bracha Internal Exile
Bracha CMP Records 1988
Eyuphuro Nifungo (The Key Of The House)
Mama Mosambiki Real World Records 1990
Mozambican band, founded in 1981. Four releases.
Jai Uttal Beggars and Saints
Beggars and Saints Pavana Suta Music 2007
Fusion musician, singer and composer, born 12 June 1951 in New York City.
Béla Fleck Buffalo Nickel
The Bluegrass Sessions - Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 2 Warner Records 1999
Béla Anton Leoš Fleck, born 10 July 1958, New York City. Banjo prodigy, and champion of bluegrass and newgrass musics.
Set Break: over “Sangchen Rolpa” by Steve Tibbetts
Ozcar McCuenca Pygmy Twylyte
Frank Zappa Come Dance with Me! V/A Hall Of Fame Records 2016