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Made In China To The Artist Roster

We are proud to announce that Made In China has joined the artist roster of Kato Bookbird for European bookings. We're so excited to work with this fantastic new trio and to introduce it to the European market: Made in China is an international conglomeration featuring the Brooklyn based saxophonist Michael Blake (Canada), Berlin based trombonist Samuel Blaser (Switzerland) and the dynamic drummer Michael Sarin (USA).

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Nov 07, 2016 | Share:          


Brötzmann – Swell – Nilssen-Love October Tour Announced

Announcing 3rd tour for Peter Brotzmann – Steve Swell – Paal Nilssen-Love Trio! This coming October will mark this trio's third tour in two years and celebrating the release of their second CD — "Live in Copenhagen" on the great NotTwo label from Poland.

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Sep 20, 2016 | Share:          


"Piano Song" To Be Released Jan '17

Matthew Shipp Trio's "Piano Song" To Be Released January 2017: "Henry Rollins first introduced me to the music of Matthew Shipp. Thirsty Ear was marketing and distributing his label 2.13.61 Records for which Shipp was a recording artist. This was in the mid 90’s and the NY jazz scene was something I mostly read about in the papers. Though Henry spoke with articulate passion about Shipp’s energy, drive and heightened musicianship, it was not until I attended a concert that I fully understood his power, fury and otherworldly vision. Shipp’s music was not meant to be polite, it was meant to shake, rattle and challenge your senses with volcanic explosions. And it succeeded." — Peter Gordon, Thirsty Ear

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Sep 01, 2016 | Share:          


Arashi's Album, "Semikujira," Out Now!

Today marks the official release of Arashi's second album "Semikujira" on Trost Records, streaming in full on Bandcamp. The tracks were recorded at Atlantis Grammofon, Stockholm by Janne Hansson in May 2015 and they feature Akira Sakata on alto saxophone, clarinet and voice, Johan Berthling on double bass, and Paal Nilssen Love on drums and percussion.

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May 30, 2016 | Share:          


New Album From Ivo Perelman – Matthew Shipp Duo, Out Now

The new album "Corpo" by the Ivo Perelman – Matthew Shipp Duo is out now on Leo Records! In 14 tracks of moderate length, the disc offers evidence of Perelman’s new "intervallic system," as well as a purified distillation of an ever-evolving musical partnership that has been compared to Brubeck/Desmond and Coltrane/Tyner.

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Apr 14, 2016 | Share:          


Ivo Perelman: Freedom and Expression

"In New York, the city of Charles Mingus, Elliott Carter, Deborah Harry and Bob Dylan – who all wanted to intensify music, to pack musical structure with more event and polarities of emotion – Ivo Perelman has been pedalling the new music that, to those looking on from the outside, fused Wagnerian length with the plainness of Erik Satie, the swerving colour of Rauschenberg and Pollock with the instamatic image of Warhol. If you follow Perelman’s music from 2000 to what has transpired until 2015 – an extraordinarily eventful decade and a half – it is fair to say that it has caused a kind of Rite of Spring fracas and turned the whole sound world away from the predictable to something wholly full of surprise."

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Apr 06, 2016 | Share: