"Deluxe 7CD Limited Box Set. Packaged with Mosaic’s usual attention to detail! The booklet includes a 30,000-word essay by Armstrong historian Ricky Riccardi, as well as over 40 photos (many never before published) from the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation. Sound quality promises to be exceptional, too. Check it out!
The long-awaited studio recordings of John Zorn's Bagatelles! First box-set available featuring the remarkable Mary Halvorson Quartet, the cello duo of Erik Friedlander and Michael Nicolas, the punk rock arrangements of the young trio Trigger, and electronic arrangements by Ikue Mori on laptop.
"Descension (Out of Our Constrictions)" is their sixth album and the first to be recorded live, featuring a set from London’s Cafe OTO with veteran English free-improv great Evan Parker. Check it out!
In the tradition of labels wholly devoted to vinyl re-pressing, Sam Records puts out a product of top-notch musical, production and visual quality. Check out the available titles!
"Back in stock this super quality audio 1976 RAI recording of Don Cherry and the Organic Music Theatre feat. Naná Vasconcelos. A previously unreleased quartet concert focused on vocals compositions and improvisations. Ultra-limited pressing. Hurry up! Don't miss this one!
Data Lords is an expansive and brilliantly realized project, presenting two starkly contrasting views of the digital and natural world and whatever your own take on that is, the music is compelling. Schneider’s writing is remarkable; the performance she conjures with the orchestra in places is quite extraordinary.
The British jazz saxophone revolutionary transformed the language and techniques of the instrument in the late 1960s, and since then became one of the most admired and influential saxophone improvisers on the planet. Parker has been rewriting the book on the sounds that can be made with a saxophone for almost half a century, developing a remarkable post-Coltrane technique that has allowed him to play counterpoint on what was designed as a single-line instrument, generate electronics-like textures acoustically, and build a personal soundscape that avoids conventional tunes but has its own arresting lyricism.
Started by American composer-saxophonist John Zorn in 1995 and based in New York City, Tzadik—from the Hebrew for ‘righteous one’ (צדיק—) has developed a specific aesthetic vision and mandate, which contains at its base an alternative concept of community: “Tzadik is dedicated to releasing the best in avant-garde and experimental music, presenting a worldwide community of contemporary musician-composers who find it difficult or impossible to release their music through more conventional channels. Tzadik believes most of all in the integrity of artists. What you hear on Tzadik is the artists’ vision undiluted” (John Zorn).
Let My People Go collects seven tracks that Shepp, the iconic saxophonist, activist and artistic polymath, and Moran, arguably the most imaginative pianist of his generation, recorded together in a series of live concerts between 2017 and 2018. You wouldn’t know that from first listen. The pain and fury they evoke in the two spirituals (“Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child” and “Go Down, Moses”) that make up the center of the record resound with the cries of justice heard over this past summer in the wake of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. As Moran lays down a harmonic bed streaked with Alice Coltrane-esque divine flame, Shepp blows and sings in a voice that cracks constantly; whether from age or heartbreak, it’s devastating either way.