King Crimson to Release 5CD Audio Diary of 2014-2018 Tours

Source: King Crimson.

King Crimson in its best environment – recorded live. Described as an audio diary, this 5 CD set includes one set per year of live material recorded from 2014 through 2018. The 2014 material is fully mixed from multi-track tapes by Robert Fripp and Jakko Jakszyk. The 2015-2018 performances were taken directly from the band’s stereo board mixes. Drawn from concerts worldwide in the five years period represented, from the first public concert in Albany, NY in 2014, to one of the final concerts in Japan in December, 2018. Packaged in a rigid slipcase featuring artwork from the beloved and dearly missed Francesca Sundsten, containing 3 gatefold sleeves containing the 5 individual CDs, plus a 24-page full color booklet with previously unseen photographs.

Freq Reviews

Source: Freq.

Caspar Brötzmann Massaker – Der Abend Der Schwarzen Folklore / Koksofen

The Velvet Underground – The Complete Matrix Tapes

Pauline Oliveros and Guy Kucevsek – Sounding/Way / Pauline Oliveros – Tara’s Room

All About Jazz Reviews

Source: All About Jazz.

Mike Westbrook Orchestra
Catania (Westbrook Records)

Ernesto Rodrigues / Abdul Moimême / Antez
Magma (Creative Sources Recordings)

Steve Lehman Trio + Craig Taborn
The People I Love (Pi Recordings)

Whit Dickey/Kirk Knuffke
Drone Dream (NoBusiness Records)

Tom Rainey
Combobulated (Intakt Records)

Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble
Where Future Unfolds (International Anthem Recording Company)

Ben Goldberg
Good Day For Cloud Fishing (Pyroclastic Records)

Marion Brown
Capricorn Moon To Juba Lee Revisited (Hat Hut Records)

Celebrating 50 Years of Trout Mask Replica

Source: Livemint.

Half a century. That’s how old Trout Mask Replica, the masterpiece by Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, turned in June. Its 28 songs, with a total duration of more than 78 minutes, are like a trip into the mind and unique creativity of an under-celebrated musical genius. Trout Mask Replica’s tracks defy generic classification. There’s avant-garde jazz; there’s old-school R&B; there’s spare, stripped-down blues; and there’s what you could call precursors of music that would much later come to be labelled punk and garage rock. And last but not least, there’s the producer of the album—none other than a man named Frank Zappa, another eccentric pioneer in his own right.