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The New Abnormal
Apr 28, 2023 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
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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.
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Santana Spring Manifestations (Sound Effects)
Borboletta Columbia 1974
The LP was released with a metallic foil cover.
Santana Canto de los Flores
Borboletta Columbia 1974
Set Break: over “Opium” by Bill Nelson
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Surya Botofasina Everyone's Children (feat. Mia Doi Todd)
Everyone's Children Spiritmuse Records 2022
Keyboardist and composer Surya Botofasina was taught in the tradition of Alice Coltrane. Bandcamp
Oiapok OisoLün N
OisoLün Orignal Music Records 2023
Unconventional new French group that draws its inspiration from progressive rock, 70’s funk, film soundtracks and Afro-Cuban rhythms. Bandcamp
Léa Sen Golden Years
Modern Love V/A BBE Music 2021
23 year old producer & artist from Paris, France, living in London. Bandcamp
"Modern Love" is a compilation of some interesting covers of David Bowie songs.
barnacle boi Let Go.
Let Go. - Single barnacle boi 2018
Enigmatic barnacle boi Bandcamp
L'Rain I V
Fatigue Mexican Summer 2021
L'Rain, is a Brooklyn-raised vocalist, songwriter, experimentalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and expert tape manipulator. Bandcamp
Set Break: over “Kelele” by Marc Anderson
Soft Machine Dada Was Here
The Soft Machine, Vol. 2 UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 2009
With Robert Wyatt still singing (here in Spanish) and standing!
Henry Cow Extract from "With the Yellow Half-Moon and Blue Star"
Leg End RER Megacorp 1973
The Henry Cow emoji: 🧦
One of the founding bands of "Rock In Opposition", with ties to the Canterbury scene.
Homunculus Res La spia
Andiamo in giro di notte e ci consumiamo nel fuoco AMS 2020
Progressive rock band from Palermo, Italy. Their style is closer to Canterbury than Rock Progressivo Italiano. Bandcamp
Moving Gelatine Plates Cauchemar
The World Of Genius Hans Replica Records 1972
French progressive rock and fusion band from the early 1970's. They were strongly influenced by Canterbury bands like Soft Machine and Caravan, and are often compared to the Dutch band Supersister.
Set Break: over “Roman Twilight” by Brian Eno
The Grapes On the Farm
High or Low Earwise Records 2021
The Grapes were a jam band and southern rock band from Atlanta, who performed from 1986 to 1997. In the early years, they were a Grateful Dead cover band (named "The Grapeful Head" until the lawyers found out). Later they composed their own songs, and they used to trade opening slots with Widespread Panic at each band's local home venue. Unfortunately, and not for lack of talent, the Grapes didn't catch on like Widespread Panic.
The Derek Trucks Band Already Free (Live)
Roadsongs (Live) Masterworks 2010
Born in 1979 in Jacksonville Florida, Derek Trucks is a guitar prodigy. He is the nephew of the late Butch Trucks, drummer for the Allman Brothers.
Widespread Panic E On A G
Live In The Classic City II, MM MapleMusic Recordings 2010
Widespread Panic is from Athens, Georgia, blending Southern rock, blues-rock, progressive rock, funk and hard rock genres.
Set Break: over “Bioscape II” by Heavenly Music Corporation
Terje Rypdal Over Birkerot
Odyssey ECM Records 1975
Norwegian jazz guitarist, longtime fixture at ECM records.
Gary Burton Unfinished Sympathy
Ring (with Eberhard Weber) ECM Records 1974
Having been self-taught on the vibraphone, Burton developed a style of four-mallet chording as an alternative to the usual two-mallets.
Sonar Tunnel Drive (feat. David Torn)
Tranceportation, Vol. 1 (feat. David Torn) RareNoiseRecords 2019
Sonar, from Switzerland, blend instrumental systemic jazz with math-rock. Joined here by David Torn. Bandcamp
King Crimson Discipline
Discipline E.G./Warner Bros. 1981
This incarnation of the group (1981-1984) featured (left to right) Adrian Belew (guitar, vocals), Robert Fripp (lead guitar), Bill Bruford (percussion), and Tony Levin (chapman stick, bass).
Set Break: over “Data Haiku” by Datacide
Be true to your ℨ𝔢𝔲𝔥𝔩 🌋
Minimum Vital Üdü Wüdü
Hur! (Hommage À La Musique De Christian Vander) V/A Soleil Zeuhl 2009
French progressive rock band established in the early 1980s by the Payssan brothers.
They perform here a cover of the Magma song
Scherzoo Three Dimensional Disorder
04 Soleil Mutant 2018
Scherzoo was founded in Lyon, France in 2005. They are a fusion band fronted by multi-instrumentalist Francois Thollot, and influenced by RIO, Zeuhl and Canterbury styles.
One Shot Nosh Partitas
Dark Shot Le Triton 2008
One Shot was founded by Magma members James MacGaw (guitarist in Magma 1998-2021) & Emmanuel Borghi (keyboardist in Magma 1990-2009). James MacGaw died on 8 March 2021, age 52. Bandcamp
Ardeur Musique Post Atomique 1980
Eskaton is a French progressive rock/Zeuhl band. Founded in 1970, disbanded in 1985. Eskaton took Magma "Kohntarkosz" influences, mixed in prog, lots of electronics and increasingly elements of cold wave. This unique concoction, fronted by two female vocalists, made for a distinctive Zeuhl sound.
Set Break: over “Panggrahita” by Paguyuban Karawitan Suko Raras
Allan Holdsworth Three Sheets to the Wind
Road Games - EP Rhino/Warner Records 1983
Allan Holdsworth (1946-2017) was an influential fusion guitarist. His incredibly fast legato style inspired many imitators.
Brand X Voidarama
Do They Hurt? Charisma Catalogue 1989
Jazz Fusion band active from 1975 to 1980, 1992 to 1999 & since 2015. Notable members include Genesis drummer & vocalist Phil Collins, guitarist John Goodsall, bassist Percy Jones, and the late Robin Lumley on keyboards.
Hiromi Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Hiromi's Sonicbloom: Beyond Standard Telarc 2021
Hiromi Uehara (上原ひろみ) is a Japanese jazz composer and pianist, blending musical genres such as jazz, progressive rock, classical and fusion. After being a jingle writer for a few years for Japanese companies such as Nissan, she enrolled to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she was mentored by Ahmad Jamal.
Resavoir Escalator (feat. Sen Morimoto)
Resavoir International Anthem Recording Co. 2019
Jazz group from Chicago led by Will Miller. (song edited for airplay)
Set Break: over “Weird Caravan” by Klaus Schulze
Steve Tibbetts Ur
Yr ECM Records 1988
This is from Steve Tibbetts' second LP: "Yr". It is his most accessible, melodic, accomplished and complex with a lot of studio work, including multiple layers of electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, dobro, and percussion.
Steve Tibbetts Here Come The Sphexes
Yr ECM Records 1988
Steve Tibbetts Ten Years
Yr ECM Records 1988
Set Break: over “Eclipse of Faith” by Djam Karet
PFM Premiata Forneria Marconi Il Banchetto
Per un amico - EP RCA Records Label 1972
PFM was one of the most successful bands from the Rock Progressivo Italiano scene in the early 1970s. Still active, but their musical direction has changed quite a bit since their heyday.