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The New Abnormal
Apr 7, 2023 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
With ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ
Exploring multiple facets of jazz-adjacent prog-rock, edgy fusion, Canterbury, Zeuhl, Rock-In-Opposition, avant-prog, Rock Progressivo Italiano, world music, ambient, anything virtuosic.
Popol Vuh Morgengruß
Einsjäger & Siebenjäger BMG Rights Management GmbH 1974
Popol Vuh is a German group founded in 1969. Their name is taken from a text recounting the mythology and history of the K'iche' people (one of the Maya peoples). Einsjäger & Siebenjäger is their 6th release.
Set Break: over “Wal To Wal” by Brand X
Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer & Shahzad Ismaily Haseen Thi N
Love In Exile Arooj - Trio Record 2023
Improvised minimalist sufi ambient jazz.
Paul Schauert Fulannu Fantasy
tributaries s/r 2022
Paul Schauert is from Detroit, Michigan. He is a percussionist, composer, scholar, educator combining jazz, ambient and experimental sensibilities with African influences. Major artistic inspirations include: Nils Petter Molvaer, Jon Hassell, Fela Kuti, Hugh Masekela... Bandcamp
Set Break: over “Birds in Two Hemispheres” by Bill Nelson
Melissa Pipe Sextet Day N
Of What Remains Odd Sound 2023
"Of What Remains" is Montreal baritone saxophonist and
Tim Hagans Beautiful Lily
Beautiful Lily Pirouet Records 2005
Tim Hagans is a jazz trumpeter born 19 August 1954 in Dayton, OH. Bandcamp
Dhafer Youssef Flying Dervish (Omar Khayyam” Suite) [feat. Herbie Hancock, Ambrose Akinmusire, Nguyên Lê, Dave Holland, Adriano Tenorio DD & Vinnie Colaiuta] N
Street of Minarets Back Beat Edition 2023
Dhafer Youssef (ظافر يوسف; born 19 November 1967) is a Tunisian composer, singer and oud player. He developed an interest in jazz at an early age and clandestinely listened to it during his education at a Qur'anic school. He later left Tunisia to start a jazz career and has lived in Europe since 1990, usually in Paris or Vienna. 🗣 🔊 But the memories of the daily calls to prayer broadcast from the minarets still resonate within him. 🕌
Aster Aweke Menew
Aster's Ballads Kabu Records, Inc. 2004
Aster Aweke (አስቴር አወቀ) was born in 1959 in Gondar, Ethiopia. She launched her career in 1977, moved to the USA in 1981, returning to Ethiopia in 1997.
Set Break: over “Aerial View” by Steve Tibbetts
Popol Vuh Einsjäger und siebenjäger
Einsjäger & Siebenjäger BMG Rights Management GmbH 1974
Popol Vuh at this time was reduced to the duo of Florian Fricke and Daniel Fichelscher, with vocalist Djong Yun popping in on occasion.
Djong Yun is singing from Florain Fricke's adaptation from the Song of Solomon: "Du sollst Deine Liebste nicht wecken, bevor es ihr selbst gefällt." (~You should not awaken your beloved, before it pleases her.)
Contraction La bourse ou la vie (“Tout Seul Comme un Grand Piano”)
La bourse ou la vie ProgQuébec 1974
The group known as "Contraction" started as a backing band for Frank Dervieux's "Dimension M". Their second release, "La Bourse Ou La Vie" is an excellent indefinable mix of influences, like the rest of the Rock Progressif Québécois scene, where a slight jazzy prog-rock seems to be the prime ingredient, but hardly the only one. The album's name is a reaction to the heavy pressures of their record label to ask them to be more commercial, but they refused, using that catch phrase "your money or your life".
⭐⭐Winner of the Hugh Laurie lookalike contest? ⭐⭐
Minimum Vital Song à cinq
Esprit d'amor Musea 1997
Minimum Vital is a neo-medieval progrock band from France, around since the mid 1980s, founded by twin brothers Jean Luc & Thierry Payssan.
Set Break: over “Tender Encounters (States Of Grace)” by Bill Nelson
Bill Laswell Stations of the Cross
Hear No Evil Meta Records 1999
Bill Laswell was born on 12 February 1955 in Salem, Illinois and raised in Albion, Michigan. He is a bassist, producer and record label owner. Also owner of the Orange Music studio, in West Orange, New Jersey, since 1997.
At War With Self Coming Home
Torn Between Dimensions Free Electric Sound 2005
"At War With Self", was founded by guitarist / multi-instrumentalist Glenn Snelwar. "Torn Between Dimensions", the band's debut recording, features Snelwar on guitar, mandolin, and keyboards; Michael Manring on fretless bass and e-bow; and Fates Warning's Mark Zonder on drums and percussion. Bandcamp
The music blends a variety of styles that would seem 'at war' with each other, like folk and metal.
Jonas Hellborg Kalighat
Kali's Son Bardo 2005
Fusion bassist Jonas Hellborg (born in Sweden on 7 June 1958) collaborated here with Niladri Kumar (on electric zitar), and Selvaganesh (percussion).
The electric "zitar".
Mark Nauseef Even Darker
Dark CMP Records 1986
Dark was short-lived multinational jazz fusion band, led by percussionist Mark Nauseef. Band released just two studio albums in late 80's, quite different between each other in musicians line-up and music contained. Both albums were released on German CMP label.
Set Break: over “Rain Bed” by K. Leimer
Baiju Bhatt & Red Sun Nataraj (feat. Nguyên Lê, Mohini Dey & Stéphane Edouard) N
People of Tomorrow Neuklang 2023
Volkor Astral Trip
Volkor 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).
NeBeLNeST Cuneiform 1999
NeBeLNeST formed in France in 1997, and is a high-energy mix of multiple styles of progressive rock, blending a prog-metal influenced drums and bass with psychedelic guitar and symphonic keyboards. This is from their debut.
"The Usual Suspects"?
Set Break: over “West End” by Cliff Martinez, from Traffic
Abraxas Göbekli Tepe N
Monte Carlo Suicide Squeeze Records 2022
Abraxas is a cross-Atlantic collaboration between Uruguayan musician and former Los Bitchos member Carolina Faruolo and Night Beats frontman Danny Lee Blackwell. Their debut album is ‘Monte Carlo’. Bandcamp
Carlos Santana Gardenia
The Swing of Delight Columbia 1980
A jazz fusion solo record from "Devadip" Carlos Santana, on which he is joined by Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams (all veterans of Miles Davis' Quintet) among several others.
Camembert La Danse Du Chameau (La Tempête de Sable)
Schnorgl Attack CAMEMBERT 2011
Led by bassist Pierre Wawrzyniak, they were around from 2011-2017. Bandcamp
Zappa Zero Zoyd Zeuhl. "A jazz-rock trip on the edge of the Galaxcheese !" 🧀
Jade Warrior Waves, Part I ("The Sea")
Waves Island 1975
Jade Warrior is mostly multi-instrumentalists Jon Field and Tony Duhig. Jon Field had played flute on Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells" in 1973. That, and some networking by Steve Winwood of Traffic, helped get Jade Warrior a 4-LP contract with Island Records. "Waves" is the 2nd of the 4 LPs. Steve Winwood joins on piano.
Set Break: over “Fix A Water Fountain Instrumental (Vision's Fugitives Alt Version Of Fix A Drinking Fountain)” by Sensations Fix
Babe Ruth King Kong
First Base (Remastered) Parlophone UK 2007
"Babe Ruth" formed in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, in 1971. "First Base" is their debut from 1972.