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The Astral-Terra Trapeze Unit

Label: Astral Jazz
Released: 2003
Track listing: Kwahadi Torchflower, Conception, Giampietro, Building Greech Norro, Luger, Paulina's Cornelian Chimes, Green Children.


Article: Album Review

The Astral-Terra Trapeze Unit: The Astral-Terra Trapeze Unit

Read "The Astral-Terra Trapeze Unit" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Chicago's Astral-Terra Trapeze Unit is the brainchild of alto saxophonist/flutist/composer Kurt Hill Iselt. Inspired by 1960s jazz icons like Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Sun Ra, Iselt chose his band's name to symbolize the polarities of Earth and stars, with musicians as trapeze artists swinging between them. The first thing you notice ...


Odyssey 1951-68

Label: Astral Jazz
Released: 2000
Track listing: Disc 1


Article: Album Review

The Stan Kenton Orchestra: Odyssey 1951-68

Read "Odyssey 1951-68" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The Kenton Orchestra’s Odyssey, comprising previously unreleased concert dates from 1951–68, was assembled from various sources (audio tapes) by John Loeffler’s superb Astral Jazz label, which already has given Kenton partisans the orchestra’s definitive in–person recording, the magnificent Live at Keesler Air Force Base, 1958, and at least three other superlative concerts by the unrivaled Kenton ...


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