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09/01/11

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Artist:
Title:
Democratic Vistas
Release Date: 12/21/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (A17) $17.98 

This is the ninth CD by Mark Harvey and his Aardvark Jazz Orchestra. As Mark writes in his notes, Democratic Vistas is a musical exploration of American socio&emdash;political situation. Influences include Charles Ives, Charles Mingus, Charlie Haden, Sun Ra, and Dada. Focused on America, there are many resonances around the globe. The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra now in its 46th season, is one of the longest continuously operating jazz orchestra in the world.

Artist:
Title:
The Last Taxi: In Transit
Release Date: 12/21/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (A17) $17.98 

Featuring Gianna Montecalvo and Antonella Chionna. The Last Taxi is a transport vehicle. Its routes are many and its Destinations are unknown. You have but one chance to board, as it's mission is immediate and urgent. Yet you know that you must go in, otherwise you will be walking alone in a desolate place. Once inside the taxi, you are going home, yet you understand that home is an endless journey. What was your world is now seen through the window as a dream that is passing, an obscure and blurred image. Your traveling companions share the experience of the Last Taxi with you, yet each's perception is different from the other's. The Taxi is a forum of life stories, sometimes you tell yours at other times you listen, sometimes you discuss the stories with a few travelers, other times they all discuss. Your ride in the Last Taxi is free, you may come and go as you please. Yet, once you have ridden, your life will be forever seen through a different perspective. Music of great courage and beauty.

Artist:
Title:
Exodus
Release Date: 12/21/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (A17) $17.98 

Exodus, this new ensemble, sets out to distance itself from the cliches that have characterized much of the European improvised music. Conceptual vision is less pronounced, the group offers fresh and dynamic music, "unprepared" in the most noble sense of the term. Stories, within which the genres (jazz, rock, blues, songs) blend into a sort of subtext in a continuous flow capable of giving back feelings and moods, lyricism and shining visions. Guy Bettini is on cornet and trumpet, Fabio Martini on clarinets and sax, Luca Sisera on bass and Gerry Hemingway on drums.

Artist:
Title:
Origin
Release Date: 11/14/2018
Format: LP
List Price: (B34) $34.98 

Origin was originally released in 2006 by Century Media. Here is the official vinyl repress on Cosmic Key Creations limited to 500 copies with original artwork and mastered for vinyl.

Artist:
Title:
Epic
Release Date: 12/14/2018
Format: LP
List Price: (B34) $34.98 

Here is the official vinyl repress on Cosmic Key Creations limited to 500 copies with original artwork and mastered for vinyl.

Artist:
Title:
Empricism
Release Date: 12/14/2018
Format: LP
List Price: (B34) $34.98 

Here is the official vinyl repress on Cosmic Key Creations limited to 500 copies with original artwork and mastered for vinyl.

Artist:
Title:
The Olden Domain
Release Date: 11/14/2018
Format: LP
List Price: (B34) $34.98 

The Olden Domain was originally released in 1997 by Century Media. Here is the official vinyl repress on Cosmic Key Creations limited to 1,000 copies with original artwork and mastered for vinyl.

Artist:
Title:
London 1983
Release Date: 12/12/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Born in South London in 1947, David Bowie left his immortal mark over a fifty year career in singing, songwriting, and acting. He will never be forgotten. Included on this disc is an exclusive interview containing intimate details, rare insight, and other gems not previously discovered until now.

Artist:
Title:
In The 80's
Release Date: 12/12/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Formed in 1977 in Sheffield, England. Def Leppard is one of the most successful rock bands of all time. Included on this disc is an exclusive interview containing intimate details, rare insight, and other gems not previously available until now.

Artist:
Title:
Two Infinitudes: The One You "see" And The One That Is You
Release Date: 12/21/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (A17) $17.98 

Dialectical Imagination is Eli Wallace (piano) and Rob Pumpelly (drums). Two Infinitudes is their debut CD on Leo Records. They have successfully codified a musical system that integrates key elements from some of the most rarified and enigmatic music on the planet. Echoes of Alice Coltrane, Masahiko Togashi, Cecil Taylor, Edward Vesala, Milford Graves and even Oliver Messiaen and Karlheinz Stockhausen can be heard in the four tracks of this new recording. Two Infinitudes is a truly unique offering carefully crafted to guide the listener right out of their body on an ecstatic flight from the alone to the Alone. This is authentic and unapologetic spiritual music for the 21st century, joyfully challenging and creatively inspiring.

Artist:
Title:
From Heaven To Hell
Release Date: 12/12/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Formed in 1977 in Sheffield, England. Def Leppard is one of the most successful rock bands of all time. Included on this disc is an exclusive interview containing intimate details, rare insight, and other gems not previously available until now.

Artist:
Title:
Ame Seche
Release Date: 12/21/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (A17) $17.98 

Ame Seche is an international congregation of musicians of different stylistic origins. Walter Fähndrich is a composer and violist and works with his music installations as a solo violist and improviser. Christy Doran is known as a jazz musician and as an improviser and as such performs internationally in bands of various makeups. Remo Schnyder was influenced by free-jazz in his youth and performs internationally today as a saxophonist with a focus on contemporary and classical music. Samuel Wettstein has been influenced by various musical styles and is a member of Ensemble Phoenix Basel. What do they have in common? Can they speak the same language? It's up to you to decide. They recorded for you 13 pieces of different durations.

Artist:
Title:
Tales From The Bayou
Release Date: 12/12/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Deepy influenced at a young age by the imaginative storytelling and gritty sound of southern blues, John Fogerty is one of the most prolific songwriters of all time. Included on this disc is an exclusive interview containing intimate details, rare insight, and other gems not previously discovered until now.

Artist:
Title:
With The Eagles And Without
Release Date: 12/12/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Born in Detroit in 1948, Glenn Frey is one of the most influential rock musicians of all time. Included on this disc is an exclusive interview containing intimate details, rare insight, and other gems not previously discovered until now.

Artist:
Title:
Areas
Release Date: 12/21/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (A17) $17.98 

Daniel Studer (bass) and Dieter Ulrich (drums) are household names in the Leo Records catalogue while for Gabriela Friedli (piano) this is a debut CD. Out of 10 pieces presented here, five pieces each belong to Gabriela and Daniel. Extensive liner notes both in German and English give an idea about the method of playing. These Swiss musicians know each other very well and their music projects the feeling that anything is possible. They are not afraid to surprise each other, their music shines with intelligence that knows no boundaries, yet it is firmly rooted.

Artist:
Title:
Neuma
Release Date: 12/21/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (A17) $17.98 

The Russian city of Chelyabinsk is in the Urals, the gateway to Siberia. State Philharmonic in Chelyabinsk has a huge pipe organ. Vladimir Homyakov is a new name in the catalogue of Leo Records. He plays this pipe organ while Ganelin plays the piano, two synths and drums. But what kind of music do they play? In his liner notes, Steve Day is trying to persuade us that they play jazz. Jazz or not, but playing seventy minute concert in Chelyabinsk to the ecstatic audience, these two musicians managed to create something very special, new and original. Steve Day calls it "gigantic creative epic".

Artist:
Title:
The Genius Of George Gershwin
Release Date: 12/28/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

(2-CD set) It is indisputable that George Gershwin was a musical genius, both he and his brother Ira joined forces to create a catalogue of the 20th centuries major standards. On this two for the price of one CD package we feature the master himself playing piano on a number of his hits including probably his finest work Rhapsody In Blue. The second CD features bands and singers contemporary to the Gershwin's performing their music in a fashion that would have been familiar to them. These are newly re-mastered recordings using the latest state of the art technology.

Artist:
Title:
Supermood
Release Date: 12/21/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (A17) $17.98 

Supermood is a debut CD and a welcome addition to the Leo Records' catalogue. It is a brainchild of great talent from Devon Roz Harding (alto sax & voice) who penned eleven compositions for this CD. Catchy tunes transform into collective improvisations and you can't tell when one finish and the other begin. Both Mike Outram (guitar, voice) and Jim Bashford (drums, voice) are virtuosos in their own right. Roz Harding organized the music as a non-stop narrative of life inside the Supermood.

Artist:
Title:
Bricks Are Heavy
Release Date: 1/18/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (A23) $23.98 

"Bricks Are Heavy" was the third album by L7 originally released in 1992. Produced by Butch Vig "Bricks Are Heavy" is somewhat poppier with more focused songwriting than their previous LP's and was the bands breakthrough album fueled by the success of the single "Pretend We're Dead". L7 was often associated with the then raging Grunge movement (even though they were from L.A.) and it's not hard to see why as the album features abrasive, sledgehammer guitar riffs and plenty of heavy rockers with the songs "Wargasm", "Slide", and "Everglade". The group emphasized their feminist and Riot Grrrl side with "This Ain't Pleasure" and "Diet Pill". First domestic release on green vinyl for this early 90s alternative classic.

Artist:
Title:
L'eterno
Release Date: 12/28/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (A17) $17.98 

Second CD produced by Stefano Leonardi (flute, sulittu), with international quintet. Marco Colonna (clarinet, bass clarinet), Antonio Bertoni (cello), Fridolin Blumer (bass), Heinz Geisser (percussion), the first CD being "Conversations About Thomas Chapin" CD LR 702. All the musicians are firmly established in Leo Records catalogue and recorded before in different combinations L'Eterno is the name given to the silvery and dead trunk of an old Swiss pine, the remains of a majestic tree struck by lightning in the Lagorai mountains.

Artist:
Title:
Got Hard
Release Date: 12/21/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (A17) $17.98 

This old Irish saying is about John Wolf Brennan: "You dont need to be crazy to be an artist &emdash; but it helps." This CD is the most ambitious project of his entire life. 16-page booklet in German and English full of color photos give an idea of what's going on: full-scale wind orchestra, Pago Libre quartet plus three outstanding soloists, plus six guest musicians from Ireland. The big names of the Swiss scene are all there: Arkady Shilkloper, Christy Doran, Christian Zehnder, Patrice Heral. This madness was recorded live at the Alpentone Music Festival and witnessed the standing ovation of a huge crowd.

Artist:
Title:
Malita - Malika
Release Date: 12/21/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (A17) $17.98 

With this duo's first CD, the New York based pianist and singer Carol Liebowitz and Berlin based tenor saxophonist Birgitta Flick create an extraordinary soundscape where freedom of expression connects with an intense lyricism in original compositions, spontaneous improvisations, and inspired explorations into the Great American songbook. Whether it is a spontaneous free improvisation or a standard that dates back nearly a century to them it's all one: they are guided by the spirit and the intuition of the very moment the music comes into being. A continuity of feeling and inspiration, each time anew.

Artist:
Title:
Breaking The Chain
Release Date: 12/12/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Born in Phoenix, Arizona on May 26th, 1948, Stevie Nicks is one of the most successful musicians of all time. Included in this disc is an exclusive interview containing intimate details, rare insight, and other gems not previously discovered until now.

Artist:
Title:
Kreas
Release Date: 11/14/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (B25) $25.98 

After collecting excellent reviews of “Supreme” (2017) at main magazines such as Wire, Invisible Oranges, The New Noise and Dusted Magazine and coming from the same recording sessions, “Krèas” is the convulse version of its brother album. While “Supreme” stands as a static monolith nailing Orthodox’s vision of noise/doom/freejazz into a frozen concept, “Kreas” develops from the same concept giving more freedom for dialogues and interaction between the (this time) trio formed by Borja Díaz on drums, Marco Serrato on bass and Aquilleas Polychronidis (Skullfuck) on sax.

Artist:
Title:
Spiritual Prayers
Release Date: 12/21/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (A17) $17.98 

The second recordig by Ivo Perelman with a "purist" bass clarinet player. This time he is Chicago based Jason Stein, the virtuoso and the leader of several of his groups. Says Ivo: "With Rudi Mahall we connected by being foreigners; both of us were influenced by jazz but experienced a lot of non-American music growing up. With Jason there is this Jewish spirituality &emdash; or really, an overall spirituality. This is how we connected musically, it's how we responded to each other." "Spiritual Prayers" is some of the most meditative, affecting and intimate music that can be heard from Ivo Perelman.

Artist:
Title:
Kindred Spirits
Release Date: 12/21/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (A34) $34.98 

The first in the series of duo recordings by Ivo Perelman with bass clarinet specialists. The Brazilian-born saxophonist meets his match in the German bass clarinet wizard Rudi Mahall. Says Ivo: We are both foreigners, we both grew outside of American jazz. I never met anyone quite like Rudi. He has a refined compositional sense, smart counterpoint, rhythmic displacement, harmonic and melodic development. The recording surpassed my wildest expectations. It is a textbook example of how to approach duo improvising by taking chances and fully listening, while still keeping one's identity. Everything is in there, packaged in a groundbreaking way.

Artist:
Title:
Naked Dance! Something Nearby
Release Date: 12/21/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (A17) $17.98 

Naked Dance is the child of Stephen Rush which was founded with the idea of playing without a bass. This album is Naked Dance's third attempt and includes a bass player. All compositions are by Stephen Rush and range from New Orleans street music to open graphic scores (Time Cycles). The album includes multiple "realizations" or takes of Stephen's piece "Time Cycles" which is a graphic score study with ovals and circles laid over staves &emdash; open to interpretations by musicians. Jeremy Edwards &emdash; drums, Andrew Bishop &emdash; clarinet and base clarinet, Tim Flood &emdash; bass, synthesizer, Davy Lazar &emdash; trumpet. Stephen Rush plays piano, rhodes, micromoog, trombone and euphonium.

Artist:
Title:
Not Seeing Is A Flower
Release Date: 12/21/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (A17) $17.98 

Not Seeing Is A Flower is the culmination of a six-city tour of Japan in November 2017 that aligned four musicians from different orbits; Japanese free jazz saxophonist Akira Sakata, Tokyo bassist Takashi Seo, Russian born, Cologne-based pianist Simon Nabatov and Australian drummer Darren Moore. The Quartet's Japan tour grew out of Nabatov's two month-long Asian sojourn where he performed in Singapore, Malaysia, Korea and Japan. Not Seeing Is A Flower captures the fire, intensity and range of the quartet's musical explorations. Recorded live at the legendary Jazz Spot Candy in Chiba prefecture near Tokyo on the final date of the tour, the first set and abridged second set offered here can be seen as a distillation of the group's character that developed over one week on the road.

Artist:
Title:
Still Crazy After All These Years
Release Date: 1/10/2014
Format: LP
List Price: (B33) $33.98 

2013 release.

Artist:
Title:
Cross The Styx
Release Date: 11/14/2018
Format: LP
List Price: (B34) $34.98 

The Styx is considered worldwide as one of the best death metal albums ever released! Here is the official vinyl repress on Cosmic Key Creations limited to 1,000 copies with original artwork and mastered for vinyl.

Artist:
Title:
Destroyed
Release Date: 12/12/2018
Format: LP
List Price: (B34) $34.98 

Limited edition of 500 on orange vinyl.

Artist:
Title:
Back In Time
Release Date: 12/12/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Combining diverse instrumental talent, brilliant composition, and legendary collaborative skills, Stephen Stills stands out among the greatest rock legends of all time. Included on this disc is an exclusive interview containing intimate details, rare insight, and other gems not previously discovered until now.

Artist:
Title:
Road Case
Release Date: 12/12/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Road Case's opening track, "Riot Sirens" is classic U.S.Bombs all the way and when the Master of Disaster, Duane Peters, starts off with a line like, "Tonight's the night, be ready for a riot." you know it's time to buckle up and take a ride with him and the boys. Guest appearances by some friends from The Blankz, The Father Figures, and Meat Puppets, came to this recording ready to rock (and write) another chapter in the illustrious history of the band that can't be broken. 12 strong tracks with the classic Bombs sound and some varied as London Calling!

Artist:
Title:
Speechless - Half A Ton Of Rockin' Instrumentals
Release Date: 12/5/2014
Format: CD
List Price: (B27) $27.98 

(2-CD set) 2014 release.

Artist:
Title:
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
Release Date: 12/28/2018
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

(10% DISCOUNT THRU 1-25-19)(2-CD set) Presenting the original television series soundtrack to the mind-blowing dramatic sci-fi series Phillip K. Dick's Electric Dreams. For an ambitious series as this - a thought-provoking, reality-bending journey into the heart, mind and soul of both man and technology, based on the work of legendary author Philip K. Dick - an army of immensely talented composers were summoned to complete the show's artistic canvas. Henry Gregson-Williams, Bear McCreary, Olafur Arnalds, Mark Isham, BT, and Cristobal Tapia de Veer each bring their unique musical talents to these episodes - creating a spellbinding, 2-CD listing experience that is beyond imagination.


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