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Tomasz Stańko RIP

Tomasz Stańko, one of the greats of Eastern European jazz, has died at the age of 76. Stańko's career started in Krzysztof Komeda's quintet, where he contributed trumpet from 1963-1967, when he formed his own group. He worked extensively with Edward Vesala, Don Cherry, Zbigniew Seifert, Chico Freeman, Howard Johnson, Cecil Taylor, and many others. Many of his recordings have been released by ECM, an association that began in the mid-70s.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-07-31)

Soft Machine Set to Release New Music

It's been 50 years since The Soft Machine changed the face of music with their first album. Their blend of psychedelic rock and jazz was unique, and while the band went through many changes before disbanding in 1981 — by which time there were no original members remaining — they remained an innovative force with a style all their own.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-07-09)

7d Surfaces Happy Rhodes Back Catalog

We've covered singer Happy Rhodes before, both for her solo work and recently with The Security Project, but her 11 albums have been hard to track down. Until now. 7d features high-quality downloads of all her releases, and several of them are also available on CD.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-07-01)

Fred Chalenor RIP

We have news of another sad passing in the world of creative music. Bassist Fred Chalenor, whose creativity featured on albums by Tone Dogs, Caveman Shoestore, and many more, died on June 23, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Tributes have poured in from the many musicians and fans whose lives he touched.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-06-25)

Jon Hiseman RIP

One of the great drummers of the rock era has died. Jon Hiseman was a veteran of such ground-breaking groups as Colosseum (I and II), Tempest, John Mayal's Bleusbreakers, and was a founding member of the innovative large band United Jazz + Rock Ensemble.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-06-13)

Koenjihyakkei Seeks Funding for New Album

It's been quite a few years since the last new studio album by the amazing Koenjihyakkei. Now they are preparing Dhormimviskha for worldwide release, and they're asking fans to pre-order via a Kickstarter campaign to help it happen.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-06-05)

Glenn Branca RIP

Experimental guitarist and composer Glenn Branca has died at the age of 69. He was known for compositions featuring large ensembles of guitars, and for the use of feedback. He founded his band Theoretical Girls in the mid-70s as an art-punk answer to what he saw as the increasing commercialization of punk music. His compositions were highly influential, with such figures as David Bowie, Thurston Moore, and John Lurie among his fans.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-05-14)

OBEY Convention XI Set for May 24-28 in Halifax

As the 2018 festival season rapidly approaches, we’d like you to be aware of a real treasure of diverse and creative music that’s going to take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, next month. The OBEY Convention is on its 11th outing, and features a wide range of artists from around the world. From avant-industrial noise to experimental takes on Classical Chinese music, from chamber jazz to doom metal, from ambient soundscapes to Canadian First Nations drumming, you’d be hard pressed to find a festival with more variety in sound anywhere in the world.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-04-05)

Close to the Rain Festival in Bergen Announces Lineup

Now in its second year, the Close to the Rain Festival of progressive music is scheduled to take place in Bergen, Norway, on June 7 - 9. They've got an amazing slate of bands lined up, including such powerhouses as Anekdoten, Major Parkinson, Arabs in Aspic, Tusmørke, and many more.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-04-04)

Seaprog 2018 Artist Announcements Raise Festival's Profile

Seattle's Seaprog festival has been going since 2013, and the 2018 edition features a slate of artists that's sure to bring more attention to the event. Cheer-Accident, Bubblemath, and Free Salamander Exhibit are in the first round announcement of performers. In keeping with their tradition of focusing on regional artists, they will also present a number of artists from Washington and Oregon. [Edit: Just added: Inner Ear Brigade]  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2018-03-01)

Previously in Exposé...

Martin Gordon - The Joy of More Hogwash – Bassist Martin Gordon has spent the better half of his career backing a wide array of established pop stars from the lesser known Mael brothers (in Sparks) to Robert Palmer and Kylie Minogue. The Joy...  (2005) » Read more

Budderfly - Budderfly – Not content with just Six North as a musical outlet, bassist Hideyuki Shima, drummer Hiroshi Matsuda, guitarists Takuni Seino and Shiju Odajima have come up with this band along with second drummer...  (2004) » Read more

Rosenberg 7 - R7 – This Swedish group has a different take on modernizing Nordic folk music. Instead of adding electric instruments or ethnic percussion, they mix the traditional with a bit of 20th Century classical....  (2000) » Read more

Nexus - Buenos Aires Free Experience 2 – Nexus are a very strong rock quartet with standard guitar / keyboards / bass / drums instrumentation. The idea of the Buenos Aires Free Experience series is to place musicians in an improvising...  (2008) » Read more

Ranjit Barot - Bada Boom – Drummer Ranjit Barot has certainly surrounded himself with world-class international talent, much of which also records for the Abstract Logix label. Since participating with John McLaughlin on...  (2011) » Read more



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