[Music] Yo Miles!: Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo Smith – Upriver

To get an idea of just how stellar this collaboration is, simply take a look at who signed on to collaborate with American avant-jazz legends Wadada Leo Smith and Henry Kaiser: Michael Manring – bass Steve Smith – drums Chris Muir – electric guitar Tom Coster – keyboards Karl Perazzo – percussion Greg Osby – […]

[Music] Toshio Matsuura Group – LOVEPLAYDANCE – 8 Scenes from The Floor

I don’t know how I managed to miss Japanese DJ and producer Toshio Matsuura!  This album is a real gem, mashing together nu-jazz and fusion while introducing reference points like Magma and Carlos Santana (when he was still on the cutting edge).

[Music] Jon Hassell at 81 — Avant Music News

Many thanks to Mike at Avant Music News who is a wealth of amazing information. Source: Billboard. A half century into an odyssey that’s seen him work with musical prime movers such as Terry Riley and Brian Eno while pioneering his own distinct lane of so-called fourth world music, composer-trumpeter Jon Hassell is still active […]

[Music] Kyriakos Sfetsas – Greek Fusion Orchestra Vol​.​1

Kyriakos Sfetsas is originally from Lefkadia an island in Greece, and started this particular band in the mid-1970s in order to expand the boundaries of what Greek traditional music is.  Apparently, there is a lot more music of his which has yet to be released.  This is as fine an intro to his works as […]