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Gentle Giant Members Reunite To Unbox Unburied Treasure Limited Edition 30-Disc Box Set

Gentle Giant Members Reunite To Unbox Unburied Treasure Limited Edition 30-Disc Box Set

Madfish proudly present the ultimate box set of Gentle Giant music—Unburied Treasure. Highly regarded in the prog-rock world for the 12 albums they released between 1970 and 1980, this comprehensive set sees the band’s catalogue augmented by 15 new concert albums: seven never previously released, seven never previously officially released and one never previously released on ...

Special Purpose

Combining vintage keyboards and lead guitar, Special Purpose blends psychedelic sounds with earthy elements of funk and jazz. The band has been playing shows in the Portland, Oregon area since 2016 with some of the best musicians in the city. Their debut instrumental album Password, written by guitarist Lance Vallis, was released in 2019 and features Paul Paresa on keyboards (Sweet n’ Juicy, Cloud 6), Hunter Parmentier on bass (Stephen Marley), and Forest Carter on drums (Far Out West, Giraffe Dodgers).

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Tom Newman

Tom Newman is a real, true musician. Boiling in his veins is the talent of a true musical icon. With modesty, diligence and passion, Tom Newman works in every performance to create a musical atmosphere so fierce each audience member is left breathless and inspired. Tom Newman is a native Washingtonian who started formally studying guitar at age 15 and turned professional before his 16th birthday. “I can remember traveling to Northern Virginia from Northwest DC by myself when I was 15 to practice for performances I had with guys three times my age.” His independence and maturity landed him many performance and learning opportunities at a young age

Joel Forteza

Melodías Lechugas is an artistic Jazz-Rock project led by traveler and composer Joel Forteza. The band was assembled in November 2018 and the concept was created in June 2017. The album was recorded in Munich in July 2018 in the Starseed by Frank Schlaipfner who acted as producer of the album. After traveling for 5 years around the world, creating and playing music around the more than 25 countries that the Argentine singer-songwriter Joel Forteza has visited, he returns to Buenos Aires with an eclectic musical proposal, where various Latin musical genres are mixed, with nuances of jazz fusion, and progressive rock. Currently the band is presenting the album managed independently.

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Don Bolo

Don Bolo is an instrumental and experimental fusion band from Quito, Ecuador. Born as a street band in 2015, we have recorded an EP in 2017 and a LP called "El Principio del Fin" in november 2018. Don Bolo experiments with different sounds and music styles to create what we call Criminal Punk Jazz. Sometimes as a duo, trio, quartet, quintet or even as a sextet Don Bolo never plays the same way and never sounds the same, every time is a different experience. Sometimes more jazz than punk, sometimes more punk than jazz, sometimes hip hop or funk and sometimes even noise. Now we are currently working on our second album, pushing our musical limits and creating new music for the future to come. Don Bolo is: Emilio Montenegro - Bass José Hernandez - Drums Luis Sigüenza - Saxophones Daniel Gachet - Guitar Tania Cortes - Synths

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Phil Templer

AXIOM BIO: Self-Evident Truth in both concept and application best describes the realization of the musical goals of brothers Peter Templer and Phil Templer. The road towards that realization has been one of many twists and turns often encountered by professional musicians striving to explore their own artistic expressions, while at the same time responding to the ever changing demands of both the national and international marketplace. ​Through AXIOM, Peter and Phil feel that they are indeed establishing their own special place on the contemporary music scene. When recently asked "What is AXIOM all about and what are you trying to say, musically speaking?" Peter responds, 'As the name implies, this is the self-evident truth in music forus! I grew up playing tunes by Jr

Cowboys from Hell

"This music that is always able to scare your grandmother, but also tells stories that are worth being told." Rolf Thomas, Jazzthetik DE This fall the Switzerland based band Cowboys from Hell present their third album “Running Man”. The Cowboys show much more variety in their music than their name may suggest. They create a musical hurricane out of funk-grooves, then rock riffs or electronics. You are reminded of Frank Zappa and Rage Against The Machine – you recognize influences of Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin and hear quotes from Jazz and Pop – or you might even think of movie soundtracks. Over the years the trio has gone through a surprisingly multi-faceted development

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Ken Aihara

Ken Aihara is Boston and New York based Japanese Multi-Keyboard player/Composer/ producer and Sound designer. Ken mixes different elements of music ( Jazz fusion, EDM, Rock, etc..) to create his own style. also his performance produce deep and energy sound. Called “New type of keyboardist….. such as keyboard beast!!” In 2018-2019, Ken recorded Progressive Fusion single "Theia Impact"(release end of Jan 2019) and Album "Multiverse"(Release Feb 2019) with Bob Lanzetti(Snarky Pappy, 3-times Grammy winner), Evan Marien(Allan Holdsworth), Marko Djordjevic(Matt Garrison) and Aaron Nevezie(Emmy Award-nominated for tracking and mixing music for the documentary film "In a Dream" ) at Bunker studio.

Anders Helmerson

Anders Helmerson was born in a musical family in Sweden where his mother was a piano teacher and his father was a jazz musician. Anders has initially studied classical piano. However, his primary interests evolved toward progressive rock, such as Yes, King Crimson, as well as jazz music as Chick Corea, Bill Evans etc. In 1981, his first album “End Of Illusion” was released, initially by Swedish label TMC, but 15 years later it was re-released at French label Musea Records where it got cult status and became a big seller. According to a Japanese music magazine Euro-Rock Press, Anders has became famous by End Of Illusion and remembered by progressive rock fans in Japan for over a decade as a mysterious man