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Cecil Young: On Coming Home

Read "Cecil Young: On Coming Home" reviewed by Paul Rauch

The long journey home holds special meaning for all those that brave the elements of their past, and engage them with the clear identity of the present. This is certainly the case for New York-based trumpeter Cecil Young as he sets autumn flight for his native Seattle to perform at the newly founded Seattle Jazz Fellowship. ...


The World Of Captain Beefheart

Label: Knitting Factory
Released: 2018
Track listing: Sun Zoom Spark; My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains; Sure 'Nuff 'n Yes I Do; I'm Glad; The Smithsonian Institute Blues (or The Big Dig); Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles; Suction Prints; Sugar 'n Spikes; When Big Joan Sets Up; Too Much Time; When It Blows Its Stacks; Tropical Hot Dog Night.


Article: Album Review

Nona Hendryx and Gary Lucas: The World Of Captain Beefheart

Read "The World Of Captain Beefheart" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Gary Lucas has been a long time fan of the one-of-a-kind mutant rock-jazz-blues of Captain Beefheart. This led to his being part of Beefheart's Magic Band in the '80s and to his revisiting the music after Beefheart's 1985 retirement in various formats including a raucous jazz tribute band, Fast 'n' Bulbous. This time he goes back ...


Article: Profile

Matthew Shipp: Shipp Shape

Read "Matthew Shipp: Shipp Shape" reviewed by Chris Rich

Pianist Matthew Shipp is very keenly attuned to the details and nuances of what has to be the most forlorn and anemic environment imaginable for anything a sensible person would call business. Think of it as the sort of business ecosystem that resembles the least habitable places on earth, say a fumarole at the bottom of ...


The Ordeal of Civility

Label: Knitting Factory
Released: 2011
Track listing: 01. LuvzOldSweetSong; 02. Chime On; 03. Swamp T'ing; 04. Climb the Highest Mountain; 05. Hot and Cold Everything; 06. Lady of Shalott; 07. Peep Show Bible; 08. Whirlygig; 09. Depression; 10. Lazy Flowers; 11. Jedwabne.

Article: Album Review

Gary Lucas & Gods and Monsters: The Ordeal of Civility

Read "The Ordeal of Civility" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Gary Lucas è un chitarrista proteiforme che alterna progetti più sperimentali e etnici con album dove il rock torna prepotentemente a farla da padrone come in questo The Ordeal of Civility pubblicato dalla Knitting Factory Records, una etichetta che sembrava uscita dalla mappa e che invece torna a dare segnali di vitalità. La produzione è affidata ...


The Best Of The Black President

Label: Knitting Factory
Released: 2009
Track listing: CD1: Lady; Shakara; Gentleman (Edited Version); Water No Get Enemy (Edited Version); Zombie; Sorrow Tears And Blood; No Agreement (Part 2). CD2: Roforofo Fight; Shuffering And Smiling (Part 2); Coffin For Head Of State (Part 2); I.T.T (Part 2); Army Arrangement (Part 2); O.D.O.O. (Edited Version).


Article: Album Review

Fela Kuti: The Best Of The Black President

Read "The Best Of The Black President" reviewed by Chris May

Twelve years after his death, activity around the legacy of Afrobeat originator Fela Kuti is growing exponentially and the US, finally, is getting in on the act. Choreographer Bill T. Jones' musical, Fela, is to open on Broadway on November 23, 2009, and meanwhile New York's Knitting Factory label has begun a reissue program which will, ...


Le Magus

Label: Knitting Factory
Released: 2002


Insomniacs Dream

Label: Knitting Factory
Released: 2002
Track listing: 1.Insects (Subtraction in St. Louis) 2.Don


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