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Carlos Alvarado RIP

Carlos Alvarado, pioneering composer, multi-instrumentalist and pioneer of progressive rock and electronic experimental music in Mexico, passed away January 14th, 2020 at age 68 after a two year battle with cancer.  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2020-01-15)

Wolfgang Dauner RIP

Pianist Wolfgang Dauner, one of the pioneers of both European free jazz and jazz rock, has died at the age of 84. With his own groups and with the United Jazz+Rock Ensemble, his playing and compositions were a prominent presence in European jazz from the mid-60s until just recently.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-01-12)

Michael Allison RIP

Michael Allison, who since 1997 has been recording as Darshan Ambient, passed away on January 9th after a long and brave battle with cancer. He has been at at the forefront of the new ambient/electronic music scene, with over eighteen releases to his credit.  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2020-01-12)

Neil Peart RIP

One of rock music's defining drummers has died at the age of 67. Neil Peart's work with Rush provided one of the templates for percussion in rock, and he certainly ranks in the top ten most influential drummers of the 20th Century. Peart retired from playing in 2015 due to health issues, and succumbed to brain cancer on January 7, 2020.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-01-10)

Joel Vandroogenbroeck RIP

Word has reached us of the death of Joel Vandroogenbroeck, best known as one of the founders of Brainticket, He also recorded electronic music under a variety of names. He was born August 25th, 1938 in Brussels, Belgium and died December 23, 2019 in Arlesheim, Switzerland, aged 81.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-01-07)

Guitarist & Radio Host Tony Palkovic RIP

The news that Tony Palkovic lost his battle with cancer over the weekend shocked and saddened jazz-fusion lovers everywhere. As a huge supporter of both live and recorded music, Palkovic has featured musicians Joe Zawinul, Allan Holdsworth, Bunny Brunel, Alphonso Johnson, Alphonse Mouzon, and others for three decades on the Tony Palkovic Show KSPC Claremont 88.7 FM.  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2019-12-18)

There's No Time Like the Present

The Belgian band Present has been one of the best avant-rock bands in the world since its formation in 1979. Over the years since then, Present has released nine amazing albums, and now they're ready to start work on number ten. They're looking for some financial help from their fans around the world.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-12-11)

Kehinde Lijadu RIP

Legendary African singer Kehinde Lijadu, best known as one half of Lijadu Sisters, has died at the age of 71. She and her identical twin Taiwo had numerous hits in Nigeria in the 70s, and recent reissues in the US led to increased appreciation worldwide for the sisters' bright, funky music.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-11-10)

Glenn Smith RIP

Glenn Smith, founder, mandolinist, and primary composer of the DeLand, Florida based prog / fusion band Magnatar, passed away on October 18th 2019 at the age of 68, after a brief illness.  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2019-11-07)

Dino Brassea RIP

Word reaches us of the passing of Dino Brassea, who sang and played flute in Cast for many years. By our count, Brassea appeared on 11 Cast albums between 1994 and 2002. He also released music as a solo artist.  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-11-04)

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Jean-Luc Payssan - Pierrots & Arlequins – Jean-Luc Payssan is a familiar name to progressive rock fans as guitarist and founding member (along with brother and keyboard player Thierry) of French progressive rock outfit Minimum Vital. With MV,...  (2007) » Read more

Ars Nova - The Goddess of Darkness – It was about the time of ProgFest '94 when Arsnova's second album Transi made a big splash. Not just because this keyboard-heavy power trio was comprised of Japanese females, but because it...  (1997) » Read more

Gunda Gottschalk / Xu Fengxia - Youlan – Here we have a set of live improvisations with Gunda Gottschalk, a German violinist, and Xu Fengxia, a Chinese guzheng player; both of them also provide vocal sounds. The guzheng is an ancient Chinese...  (2011) » Read more

Fra Fra Sound - Dya So – It’s a big world, and many people are free to move around it, so something like a “Dutch Afro-Caribbean” jazz band shouldn’t be too unexpected, I suppose. And given this...  (2011) » Read more

Pancake - Out of the Ashes – Perhaps the band is better known for their opening salvo, Roxy Elephant, in 1975, which featured a far more guitar dominated progressive style. The follow-up, Out of the Ashes, is a very different...  (2011) » Read more



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