ORG Music Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
Very notable musicians involved in this one! Unknown Instructors are Mike Watt and George Hurley, e.g. the remaining Minutemen, as well as Dan McGuire (a poet) and more recently, Dinosaur Jr. super-shredder J Mascis. All these great musical dudes let loose in an eclectic free-ride here on Unwilling To Explain: a real listening opportunity that you should jump on.
Albert Ayler & Don Cherry
What a scoop! Two of the finest out-there American free-jazz performers, together in the same group. Don Cherry and Albert Ayler play beautifully with each other, and guess what, the rest of the quartet (Gary Peacock! Sonny Murray!) are both superb in their own right as well. Vibrations, recorded in Copenhagen in 1964, is now reissued in remastered form by ORG Music.
Art Ensemble Of Chicago
The Art Ensemble Of Chicago’s influential 1969 debut LP Tutankhamun gets the reissue treatment. A milestone in all things free and avant, this record marked the start of one of the most influential legacies in jazz. This ORG Music version includes the two essential ‘Tthinitthedalen’ entries that didn’t make the cut on the original pressing.
If Johnny Cash asked me to board his train I would probably oblige; if his conducting is anything like one of his bass grooves, I'm sold. I also imagine a good song would come of it. 'All Aboard the Blue Train' harkens all the way back to '62 and includes a couple of well known classics ("Hey Porter" and "Folsom Prison Blues", to name those couple). A sweet release from the country icon.
Il Sogno Del Mariano is a collaboration made up of exploratory Italians Andrea Belfi and Stefano Pilia, as well as… (check this out) Mike Watt! The key Minutemen man’s bass slithers its way in and around sharp experimental rock structures. Whistling is their first released music since 2014. Limited edition 7”, released for Record Store Day.
There is always more good music in the Sun Ra vaults, and for Record Store Day the ORG Music label have dug out some 60’s live recordings of the Arkestra playing in New York for their first ever vinyl release. The fire and the cosmic energy flows freely on Spaceways, with the ensemble locking in and taking the audience to other realms. Pressed to psychedelic-swirl-design vinyl.
This is a 2LP compendium of the legendary punk band covering their '77-'80 heyday. There's no arguing with the quality of the music and this compiles all the hot shot singles and their B sides. At a penny off £50 non obsessives should probably go and get a copy of 'Singles Going Steady' retailing at next to nothing on Discogs.