Thought Gang – A Real Indication (2018/early ’90s)


“By the time Twin Peaks’ second season had aired and Fire Walk With Me had just began principle production, Thought Gang had been born. The esoteric jazz side-project of David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti evolved from the seeds of Twin Peaks’ trademark slow cool jazz and blossomed into more experimental pastures: horizonless vistas of acid-soaked free-jazz, laced with spoken word narratives and sprawling noisescapes. Fire Walk With Me’s soundtrack would ultimately showcase two preliminary tracks (‘A Real Indication’ and ‘The Black Dog Runs at Night’) from a full-length album that wouldn’t see release for the next two and a half decades. Between May of 1992, and continuing throughout 1993, the bulk of the remaining material for the album was recorded in pieces. This dove-tailed into a string of contracted sessions for other Lynch-Badalamenti projects.” Source

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Mythic Sunship – Elevation (2018)

“Danish psych-rockers Mythic Sunship looked to the cosmic journeying of ’70s Krautrock and free jazz scenes as well as the volume of early proto-metal for a sound that hedged toward the heavier side of exploratory instrumental rock. The band created sounds that were dark and druggy, tending toward long-form jams that melted guitar riffs into a stew of echoes, eventually branching out to include explosive saxophone in their swarms of feedback.” Source

John Zorn – Chronology (1989)

John Zorn ‎– Spy Vs. Spy: The Music Of Ornette Coleman

John Zorn teams up with fellow altoist Tim Berne, bassist Mark Dresser and both Joey Baron and Michael Vatcher on drums to perform 17 Ornette Coleman tunes which range chronologically from 1958’s “Disguise” to four selections from 1987’s In All Languages. The performances are concise with all but four songs being under three minutes and seven under two, but the interpretations are unremittingly violent.” Allmusic

Buck Jam Tonic – Old Dragon (2003)

Bass – Bill Lazwell*
Drums – Tatsuya Nakamura
Mixed By – Bill Laswell (tracks: 2-1 to 2-3), Tatsuya Nakamura (tracks: 1-1 to 1-5)
Saxophone – John Zorn

“Buck Jam Tonic is a double album of improvised music by John Zorn, Bill Laswell & Tatsuya Nakamura released on the Japanese WildDisk label in 2003 and consists of one disc mixed in Tokyo and another mixed in New York City. A vinyl edition was also released containing only the Tokyo mix” Wiki

Material – Improvised Music #2 (1981)

Derek Bailey + Fred Frith + Sonny Sharrock + John Zorn + Bill Laswell + Charles K. Noyes

“This is a live recording of a performance by the New York avant-garde group Material. Due to legal complications, the name “Material” was not allowed to be used on this release, as well as there being no song titles. It’s an early performance (Sep. 18, 1981) only for the most open-minded listeners, for the group sticks to aggressive experimental noise which follows no musical conventions at all. Sometimes the group creates some fascinating moments (especially on track 2), but otherwise this is largely enerving, though occasionally amusing (Noyes’ percussion intro on track 7). This features interesting abstract cover art by Thi-Linh Le.” Allmusic

The Lightmen Plus One – Wench (1972)

“Drummer, bandleader and activist Bubbha Thomas had toured America with R&B revues, served as a session musician for Peacock and Back Beat Records, and played straight ahead jazz with legends before the political and social upheaval of the late 1960s led him to a path first charted by Coltrane. Fancy Pants is his second LP with his Lightmen band and, like the deep-set, maverick jazz issued by the likes of Tribe and Strata East, is amongst the best of the 1970s jazz underground, a collective voice of resistance to the musical and cultural status quo.” Source:Reissue

The Contemporary Jazz Quintet – Inner Beckoning (1973)

‘Location’ dropped on Cox’s own Strata imprint. Led by Kenny Cox on piano and electric piano, the quintet also features Charles Moore on flugelhorn, trumpet and percussion – an enormously influential figure on the Detroit scene – along with guitarist and Motown side-man Ron English. This five-track offering shows the ensemble to have side-stepped the shadow of 60’s Miles Davis for a more muscular and explosive art form. From the aptly entitled opening salvo of ‘Bang’ to the expansive thirteen minute ‘Inner Beckoning’, ‘Location’ delivers that sense of restless reflection and stubborn resistance which characterized the dawn of the Seventies in the Motor City.” Source