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MoonJune Records

Progressive music exploring boundaries of jazz, rock, ethno, avant and the unknown.

About Me

MOONJUNE RECORDS, which came into being in 2001 as the brainchild of entrepreneurial producer, tour manager and promoter Leonardo Pavkovic, is named after Soft Machine drummer Robert Wyatt’s famous 1970 epic “The Moon in June,” has already established a name for itself with “in the know” fans. Its focus is to release internationally-situated music by artists exploring the expanding boundaries of genuine, challenging, non-over- produced music that cannot be easily categorized into any specific format. MoonJune Records’ ongoing goal is to support music that transcends stylistic pigeon-holing, but operates within an evolutionary progressive musical continuum that places jazz at one end and rock at the other. The ever-expanding boundaries of these two musical categories have since come to include everything from progressive rock to ethno-jazz, from experimental avant-garde to jazz-rock, and anything in between. "One thing is for sure: Leonardo Pavkovic’s label does not release records that a reviewer can easily dismiss with a couple of sentences and throw back in the heap. This stuff must be listened carefully before releasing any judgement; sometimes, precious diamonds might be found in the thickest mud." - Massimo Ricci, Temporary Fault "Leonardo, the owner of the MoonJune Records label, is a guy often seen hobnobbing with the progrock intelligentsia at festivals and concert events worldwide — the man seems to know everyone, from everywhere. Small wonder that he’s a master at international networking with a globetrotting resume that likely boasts a king’s ransom in bonus miles." - John Collinge, Progression Magazine " of the very few labels making constant & top-notch contributions to the sub-genre when the art environment is either hideously corporate or hopelessly fractionated as a result of rebellion against the soulless business-stamp-pressing of creativity,the imprint provides a haven for intelligent musicians refusing to compromise vision & integrity for ducats & indiscriminate public acceptance." -Marc Tucker, Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange

My Favorites

  1. Soft Machine - Third
  2. Soft Machine - Volume 2
  3. Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
  4. Hatfield & The North - Rottter's Club
  5. Hatfield & The North - Hatfield & The North
  6. King Crimson - Lizard
  7. King Crimson - Island
  8. King Crimson - Red
  9. Terje Rypdal - Odyssey
  10. Terje Rypdal - Whenever I Seem To Be Far Away
  11. Terje Rypdal, Miroslav Vitous, Jack DeJohnette - Terje Rypdal, Miroslav Vitous, Jack DeJohnette
  12. Caravan - In the Land of Grey and Pink
  13. Caravan - For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Nigh
  14. Jan Garbarek-Bobo Stenson Quartet - Witchi-Tai-To
  15. Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue
  16. Miles Davis - Filles de Kilimanjaro
  17. Miles Davis - In A Silent Way
  18. John McLaughlin - Extrapolation
  19. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
  20. Keith Jarrett - My Song
  21. Keith Jarrett - The Köln Concert
  22. Van Der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts
  23. Van Der Graaf Generator - H to He, Who Am the Only One
  24. Chick Corea - Return To Forever
  25. Pat Metheny Group - Travels
  26. Yes - Close To The Edge
  27. Gentle Giant - Three Friends
  28. Gentle Giant - Octopus
  29. Allan Holdsworth - Wardenclyffe Tower
  30. Chick Corea & Gary Burton - Crystal Silence
  31. Ralph Towner - Solstice
  32. Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
  33. Frank Zappa - Grand Wazoo
  34. PFM - Storia Di Un Minuto
  35. Camel - Mirage
  36. Camel - The Snow Goose
  37. Keith Tippett - Dedicated To You But You Weren't Listening
  38. and many more