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Robert Diack Vodemi N
Small Bridges s/r 2022
Born in Toronto in 1993, drummer Robert Diack is currently pursuing a masters degree at The University of Toronto. He received his undergraduate degree from The School Of Jazz at The New School.
Set Break: over “E h o c” by BLK W/Bear
Jeremy Cunningham, Dustin Laurenzi, Paul Bryan & Katie Ernst The Way We Remember N
A Better Ghost Northern Spy 2022
Collaborative improvised jazz from Chicago, mixing live acoustics and samples.
The Shine of Dried Electric Leaves Crammed Discs 2006
Cibelle Cavalli is a singer-songwriter and music producer, born 2 January 1978 in São Paulo, Brazil.
Gary Burton Quintet with Eberhard Weber Mevlevia
Ring ECM 1974
Fareed Haque Blu Hindoo
Flat Planet Fareed Haque 2013
Fareed Haque was born in 1963 to a Pakistani father and Chilean mother. This one-off ensemble features many classical musicians from India.
Set Break: over “Passion of the Red Coat” by Dehai Liu
John Abercrombie Quartet Neptune
Arcade ECM Records 1979
The quartet features (L to R): George Mraz (bass), John Abercrombie (guitar), Richie Beirach (piano), and Peter Donald (drums).
Tim Hagans Not Even the Rain
Alone Together (feat. Marc Copland, Drew Gress & Jochen Rueckert) Pirouet Records 2008
Tim Hagans is a jazz trumpeter born 19 August 1954 in Dayton, OH.
A Triggering Myth Her Softening Sorrow
The Remedy of Abstraction The Laser's Edge 2006
American jazz rock fusion band formed in 1989 by Rick Eddy and Tim Drumheller, a duo of multi-instrumentalists who handle keyboards, guitars, percussions, flute and trumpet, although they regularly enlist the contribution of talented guest musicians on drums and percussion. On this, their final release, they are joined by the trio McGill Manring Stevens.
Jazz-Rock Musea 1976
Originally issued by the group "Lockwood", which was the first band formed by brothers Francis Lockwood (keyboards) and Didier Lockwood (violin) after the latter's departure from Magma. The band also included another ex-Magma's member Patrick Gauthier (keyboards). Lockwood was short lived, and after they split, Gauthier and drummer Kirt Rust would rejoin in Magma-influenced band Weidorje, while Didier Lockwood would join ZAO before being reunited with his brother Francis and bassist Bunny Brunel in Surya.
Musea reissued "Jazz-Rock" in 1996, along with Francis Lockwood's 1981 LP "Debbi" as "Volkor" (probably for peculiar legal reasons).
Set Break: over “What’s Your Daughter On?” By Cliff Martinez from ‘Traffic’ 🔥🥄💉
Mörglbl L'âge de L'eveil (A Genevieve et Roger)
Toons Tunes from the Past Free Electric Sound 2008
This was the original cover of their self-released 2nd LP in 1999.
Thanks to Free Electric Sound for reissuing their first 2 LPs on this double CD.
Chon Pitch Dark
Chon Sumerian Records 2019
Gentle math rock from San Diego.
Dark Drifting (feat. L. Shankar)
Tamna Voda Creative Music Productions 1988
Dark was led by guitarist Miroslav Tadic and percussionist Marc Nauseef.
The CMP Records labels was a formerly independent German label, created initially in 1977 as Contemp Records, dedicated to releasing high quality recordings of contemporary traditional and modern experimental music. Now part of Silva Screen Records Ltd.
Chick Corea Crystal Silence
Return To Forever ECM Records 1972
This LP was issued in 1972, around the time Chick Corea founded the group "Return To Forever". Stanley Clarke and Flora Purim were on this LP, and continued on with "Light As A Feather".
Chien Chien Lu Blue in Green
The Path P-VINE RECORDS 2021
Classically trained vibraphonist, marimbist, and contemporary percussionist from Taiwan, now based in Brooklyn.
Tigran Hamasyan Lament
Shadow Theater Universal Music Division Decca Records France 2013
Armenian jazz pianist, born 17 July 1987.
Terje Rypdal 5th Movement: Lux Aeterna
Lux Aeterna ECM Records 2002
Terje Rypdal along with the Bergen Chamber Ensemble. The work was commissioned by the Molde Jazz Festival.
Set Break: over “Time and Place” by Jon Hassell
Miles Davis Pinocchio
Nefertiti Columbia/Legacy 1968
The original version of Pinocchio (left channel).
Miles Davis Pinocchio (Alternate Take)
The Miles Davis Quintet 1965-'68: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings Columbia/Legacy 1967
The 'Alternate Take' of Pinocchio (right channel).
Yochk'o Seffer Neffesh-Music Ofek
Noce chimique Great Winds 1977
Seffer József ("Yochk'o Seffer") is a Hungarian saxophonist and keyboardist, born 10 July 1939, living in France since 1956. Early member of Magma, he split early and formed the Zeuhl-jazz group Zao.
The track "Ofek" was originally issued on his "Ima" LP in 1977.
Mekano Cuneiform Records 2001
Avant-prog group founded in Quebec City in 1980, and still active.
The Ed Palermo Big Band Dwarf Nebula Processional March & Dwarf Nebula
Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance Cuneiform Records 2006
Ed Palermo is a saxophonist, guitarist, bandleader, composer and arranger., known mostly for his covers of Zappa songs.
Forgas Band Phenomena Pieuvre à la Pluie (Tentacular Evidence)
Soleil 12 Cuneiform Records 2005
French instrumental fusion band fronted by drummer Patrick Forgas, recording since 1997. "Soleil 12" 🎡 is their first on Cuneiform.
Set Break: over “New Moon At Deer Wallow” by Rain Tree Crow (aka Japan)
Welcome Columbia/Legacy 1973
John McLaughlin joining Carlos Santana on this track only, recorded around the time of their collaboration "Love, Devotion & Surrender".
Upsilon Acrux In-A-Gadda-Devito
Radian Futura Cuneiform Records 2009
Founded in San Diego in 1997. They play a brutal blend of prog, math-rock, noise-rock, and avant-rock.
"Their angular, spluttering sound marks them apart from even the most alternative of mainstream music, but ultimately much as we may need this kind of stuff to exist, listening is a distinctly unpleasant experience."
Robert Crossan, www.bbc.co.uk/music
Maybe the new motto of my show?
Animals As Leaders Cognitive Contortions
The Madness of Many Sumerian Records 2016
Math metal group founded in Washington DC in 2007, led by virtuoso Tosin Abasi (Oluwatosin Ayoyinka Olumide Abasi).
Set Break: over “Edge of Tears” by Bill Nelson
Taboo Zoo Yo, Mama
Unmatched Evangelio 2° Tributo a Zappa V/A Hall Of Fame Records 1997
Taboo Zoo is from Mallorca, Spain, founded by Ralf Schuhholz. Not primarily a Zappa cover band, but Schuhholz is also part of the group "The Masters of Invention". Taboo Zoo contributed this one cover of 'Yo Mama'.