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Dennis Rea

Dennis Rea
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Dennis Rea's adventurous guitar playing blends modern jazz, creative rock, experimental music, and world musical traditions into an approach that is uniquely his own, marked by haunting lyricism, enigmatic textures, agile improvisation, and the raw dynamism of rock. Over the years Dennis has led or been a key contributor to such innovative groups as Moraine, Land, Iron Kim Style, Stackpole, Savant, Earthstar, Identity Crisis, and Ting Bu Dong. He has performed or recorded with such prominent creative musicians as acclaimed French composer Hector Zazou, Dutch jazz legend Han Bennink, trombone virtuoso Stuart Dempster, godfather of Chinese rock Cui Jian, and Korean master musician Young Sub Lee, as well as members of King Crimson, R.E.M., Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Ministry, and the Sun Ra Arkestra.
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http://www.dennisrea.com
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Dennis Rea Tanabata Ensemble — Black River Transect Dennis Rea Tanabata Ensemble — Black River Transect
(Scoobietracks no#, 2016, CD)
Flame Tree — Flame Tree Featuring Nik Turner Flame Tree — Flame Tree Featuring Nik Turner
(Purple Pyramid CLO 0298, 2016, CD)
Zhongyu — Zhongyu Is Chinese for Finally Zhongyu — Zhongyu Is Chinese for Finally
(Moonjune MJR078, 2016, CD)
Alex's Hand — Alex's Hand Presents: The Roaches Alex's Hand — Alex's Hand Presents: The Roaches
((Not on label) no#, 2014, DL)
Moraine — Groundswell Moraine — Groundswell
(Moonjune MJR066, 2014, CD)
Jeff Greinke — Scenes from a Train Jeff Greinke — Scenes from a Train
(Infectious 155, 2013, CD)
Moraine — Metamorphic Rock Moraine — Metamorphic Rock
(Moonjune MJR040, 2012, CD)
Dennis Rea, Wally Shoup & Tom Zgonc — Subduction Zone Dennis Rea, Wally Shoup & Tom Zgonc — Subduction Zone
((Not on label) no#, 2012, CD)
Tempered Steel — Tempered Steel Tempered Steel — Tempered Steel
(Nunatak, 2012, CD)
Iron Kim Style — Iron Kim Style Iron Kim Style — Iron Kim Style
(Moonjune MJR031, 2010, CD)
Dennis Rea — Views from Chicheng Precipice Dennis Rea — Views from Chicheng Precipice
(Moonjune MJR034, 2010, CD)
Moraine — Manifest Density Moraine — Manifest Density
(Moonjune MJR028, 2009, CD)
Dennis Rea — Live at the Forbidden City Dennis Rea — Live at the Forbidden City
(Blue Ear Books, 2006/2015, TPB)
Hector Zazou — Sonora Portraits 2: Strong Currents Hector Zazou — Sonora Portraits 2: Strong Currents
(Materiali Sonori MASO-90134, 2003, CD)
Land — Road Movies Land — Road Movies
(First World Music FWD01.09, 2001, CD)
Stackpole — Stackpole Stackpole — Stackpole
(First World Music FWD 01.08, 2001, CD)
Land — Archipelago Land — Archipelago
(Periplum P0040, 1997, CD)
Land — Land Land — Land
(Extreme XCD 032, 1995, CD)
Roland Barker — Shredder Orpheus: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Roland Barker — Shredder Orpheus: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
(Light in the Attic no#, 1989/2015, LP)
Savant — Artificial Dance Savant — Artificial Dance
(RVNG Intl. ReRVNG07, 1984/2015, 2LP)
Marc Barreca — Music Works for Industry Marc Barreca — Music Works for Industry
(RVNG Intl. FTS002, 1983/2017, CD)
Savant — The Neo-Realist (At Risk) Savant — The Neo-Realist (At Risk)
(Palace of Lights PoL.15/2002, 1983/2002, CD)
Earthstar — Atomkraft? Nein, Danke! Earthstar — Atomkraft? Nein, Danke!
(Sky 051, 1981, LP)
Earthstar — French Skyline Earthstar — French Skyline
(Green Tree GTR 085, 1979/1999, CD)
Earthstar — Salterbarty Tales Earthstar — Salterbarty Tales
(Moontower MV611, 1978, LP)

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