Sonomu Reviews

From Sonomu:

Rachid Taha, The Definitive Collection (Wrasse)
It is so very wrong to file Rachid Taha, as many a record store does, under “World Music” or “Algerian” or “Arabic”. That is to do him a disservice through an accident of birth. Taha was born in Oran, Algeria, alright, but his family moved to France when he was but ten years old. He´s a French… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 09:11, 04 May 2007

Yashushi Yoshida, Secret Figure (Noble Records)
“Tradition” has become an ambivalent term, both artistically and historically. This may serve to explain why there is a slew of recordings currently available made by folks at ease with computers, samplers and all the trappings of electronica, who do not refer to any readily identifiable past genre,… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 09:16, 02 May 2007

DMG Newsletter May 4th 2007

From DMG:

JEWELS & BINOCULARS w/ BILL FRISELL, UNIVERSITY OF ERRORS w/ DAEVID ALLEN, FRED HERSCH TRIO, BILLY BANG QUINTET With FRANK LOWE, JAMES BLOOD ULMER With MEMPHIS BLOOD BLUES BAND,

GANELIN TRIO PRIORITY, SAM RIVERS TRIO & ORCHESTRA BACK IN STOCK, JACEK KOCHAN w/ CUONG VU & SKERIK w/ DAVE TRONZO & BRIGGAN KRAUSE, NEW MOSAIC BOXES from ANDREW HILL, TONY WILLIAMS & DON PULLEN, JOE HARRIOTT QUINTET,

3 STAN TRACEY RARITIES, CHARLOTTE MOORMAN BOX-SET, 3 from ANDREA CENTAZZO: DUO w/ DEREK BAILEY, TRIO w/ DAVID MOSS & HUBBACK w/ MIDDLE-EUROPA ORCHESTRA, DAVID DUNN, EVIDENCE [STEPHAN MOORE SCOTT SMALLWOOD],

ARCHIVAL RECORDINGS from JONESY, JAMES BLACKSHAW, TOM T. HALL, JAPANESE RARITIES from JOHN CAGE, MAX NEUHAUS, NEW ELECTRONIC MUSIC COMP, A BUNCH OF EXTREME LABEL RARITIES: OTOMO’S SAMPLING VIRUS, MAGICAL POWER MAKO, LIGHTS IN A FAT CITY, CLUSTER & EVEN MORE ALBUMS from CARLA BLEY & MICHAEL MANTLER!