An article discusses how composer Peter Maxwell-Davies has made a good deal of his material available on line at reasonable prices.
Drake’s latest The Shunned Country, now has a page with cover art and samples.
Ron Anderson’s PAK will be releasing their latest office, Motel, soon. Samples are available. Currently online orders are discounted.
This week’s DMG Newsletter has the usual list of new recordings and resissues from all over.
Welcome Records is a new label that seems to be focused on some Zeuhl offshoots and other French artists. Their first release will probably be a reissue of Michel Altmayer’s Troll.
Drumer and composer Michel Altmayer’s “Troll. Vol 2″, with Klaus BLASQUIZ, Stella VANDER, Bernard PAGANOTTI, Guy KHALIFA, Francis MOZE, Alain & Yvon GUILLARD, which was first released in 1988, will be available soon (March 2005) on WELCOME RECORDS, a new label created by Michel & Nathalie ALTMAYER with the help a few friends. Three of the seven original titles have been re-mixed and two bonus tracks will be added for this 2005 edition. A new recording of TROLL will be available during 2005.
Robert Rich updates us with what he’s doing. He also is looking for people to organize shows for a tour next summer.
The latest effort from the Scorch Trio (guitarist Raoul BjÃ¶rkenheim, bassist Ingebrigt HÃ¥ker Flaten and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love) is reviewed.
Slate reports on the year’s best jazz, which includes Zorn, Jenny Scheinman and more.
Free Zone/Sound Infusion is putting on a show at the Tank in New York.
Wednesday, December 22, 7pm Start
Jack Wright / Andrew Drury
Brian Allen / Dave Ballou / Mark Dresser
City Tunnel #3: Ty Cumbie / Adam Lane / Lukas Ligeti
Adam Lane / Andrew Drury / Taylor Ho Bynum