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Soft Machine - Grides (1970) {CD+DVD5 NTSC Cuneiform Records Rune 230~231 rel 2006}

Soft Machine - Grides (1970) {CD+DVD5 NTSC Cuneiform Records Rune 230~231 rel 2006}
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© 1970, 2006 Cuneiform Records | Rune 230/231
Rock / Jazz / Fusion / Progressive Rock / Canterbury Scene

Soft Machine were one of first and one of the greatest jazz/rock bands of all time. Their importance and influence was especially great in Europe, where they influenced several generations of bands, and their influences can still be heard to this day in bands like Jaga Jazzist and beyond. Grides presents the most famous version of the band (Elton Dean, Hugh Hopper, Mike Ratledge, Robert Wyatt) recorded live at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on October 25, 1970, in a high-quality, previously unreleased recording, just a few months after the release of Third and at the peak of their popularity.
The Microscopic Septet - Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down To Me: The Micros Play the Blues (2017) {Cuneiform RUNE 425}

The Microscopic Septet - Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down To Me: The Micros Play the Blues (2017) {Cuneiform RUNE 425} (Phillip Johnston)
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© 2017 Cuneiform Records / Phillip Johnston | RUNE 425
Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Modern Creative / Jazz-Blues / Post-Bop / Saxophone

Saxophonist Phillip Johnston founded The Microscopic Septet in 1980 when the group briefly counted John Zorn as one of its members. They recorded four albums and were a regular presence in New York's downtown scene before disbanding in 1992. In 2006 Cuneiform Records re-released the four albums leading to the reformation of the group and presently, to their new release Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down to Me: The Micros Play the Blues.
The Microscopic Septet - Manhattan Moonrise (2014) {Cuneiform RUNE 370} (Phillip Johnston)

The Microscopic Septet - Manhattan Moonrise (2014) {Cuneiform RUNE 370} (Phillip Johnston)
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© 2014 Cuneiform Records / Phillip Johnston | RUNE 370
Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Modern Creative / Post-Bop / Saxophone

In the 80s, the band engendered a cagey slant on mainstream swing and then morphed into the risk-taking New York downtown scene, eventually garnering widespread attention and sell-out crowds at the Knitting Factory and other hip venues. They regrouped in 2006, carrying the torch for what has become a singular sound, ingrained in classic jazz stylizations, bop, funk, and the free-jazz domain. Known for its quirky deviations, razor-sharp horns arrangements and melodic hooks, the septet's spunkiness and tightknit overtures align with the stars on Manhattan Moonrise.
The Microscopic Septet - Friday the 13th: The Micros Play Monk (2010) {Cuneiform RUNE 310} (Phillip Johnston)

The Microscopic Septet - Friday the 13th: The Micros Play Monk (2010) {Cuneiform RUNE 310} (Phillip Johnston)
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© 2010 Cuneiform Records / Phillip Johnston | RUNE 310
Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Modern Creative / Post-Bop / Saxophone

Very few jazz composers have experienced the extremes of acceptance and rejection that were Thelonious Monk's lot. Ignored and rejected early in his career – in part for the oblique weirdness of his piano style, in part for the difficulty and angularity of his compositions, and in part because he was quite clearly mentally ill – he did at least live to see his music given the appreciation it deserved, and his work has only grown in esteem since his death in 1982. Today, his pieces are among the most frequently performed and recorded of any jazz composer; as popularity among musicians goes, his music is on the same level as that of Duke Ellington and Miles Davis.
The Microscopic Septet - Lobster Leaps In (2008) {Cuneiform RUNE 272} (Phillip Johnston)

The Microscopic Septet - Lobster Leaps In (2008) {Cuneiform RUNE 272} (Phillip Johnston)
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© 2008 Cuneiform Records / Phillip Johnston | RUNE 272
Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Modern Creative / Post-Bop / Saxophone

The Microscopic Septet had been disbanded for quite a few years by the time a pair of twin CD reissue compilations appeared on the Cuneiform label in 2006, prompting a brief reunion of the group to support sales. The musicians had so much fun that they decided to get together again to record a few of the many compositions that the band played during its existence, reuniting pianist Joel Forrester, soprano saxophonist Phillip Johnston, alto saxophonist Don Davis, baritone saxophonist Dave Sewelson, bassist David Hofstra, and drummer Richard Dworkin, with the one new addition being tenor saxophonist Mike Hashim.
The Microscopic Septet - Seven Men In Neckties (2006) {2CD Set Cuneiform RUNE 236/237 rec 1983-1985} (Phillip Johnston)

The Microscopic Septet - Seven Men In Neckties (2006) {2CD Set Cuneiform RUNE 236/237 rec 1983-1985} (Phillip Johnston)
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© 1983-85, 2006 Cuneiform Records / Phillip Johnston | RUNE 236/23
Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Modern Creative / Post-Bop / Saxophone

A nearly brassless little big band and a guitarless R&B group all at the same time, the Microscopic Septet was to the 1980s New York Downtown scene something of what the Art Ensemble of Chicago was to its own home town. Both bands were steeped in and respectful of the jazz tradition, but both deconstructed, recalibrated, juggled and played around with its component parts to create affectionate, often witty new amalgams of the old—and intimations of the future. The two-disc Seven Men In Neckties collects the Micros' immortal, mind-expanding but long unavailable, first two albums—Take The Z Train (Press Records, 1983) and the live Let's Flip! (Osmosis Records, 1985)—along with previously unissued, contemporaneous material.
Robert Wyatt - Solar Flares Burn for You (2003) {Cuneiform Records rune 175}

Robert Wyatt - Solar Flares Burn for You (2003) {Cuneiform Records rune 175}
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© 1973-74, 2003 Cuneiform Records | rune 175
Rock / Experimental / Psychedelic / Art Rock / Canterbury Scene

Vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Robert Wyatt's career extends from the beginnings of the psychedelic era to the present day. This album started its life as simply a collection of the two BBC Top Gear sessions that Robert recorded in 1972 and 1974. But as we worked on it, Robert became more and more involved in it, until it ended up in its final form. In addition to the Top Gear recordings, there is a previously unheard and little known 1973 soundtrack for a short experimental film, two recent works with old collaborator Hugh Hopper and finally a 2003 home demo of a new song that did not end up on Robert's new release "Cuckooland". "Throughout a career as singular and honest as his expressive voice, Robert Wyatt has remained a true progressive."

Before Nature: Cuneiform Knowledge and the History of Science  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Oct. 16, 2017
Before Nature: Cuneiform Knowledge and the History of Science

Francesca Rochberg, "Before Nature: Cuneiform Knowledge and the History of Science"
2017 | ISBN-10: 022640613X | 392 pages | PDF | 3 MB

V.A. - Unsettled Scores (Tribute to Cuneiform bands) (1995)  Music

Posted by gribovar at July 26, 2017
V.A. - Unsettled Scores (Tribute to Cuneiform bands) (1995)

V.A. - Unsettled Scores (Tribute to Cuneiform bands) (1995)
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Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Cuneiform Records (Rune 75/76)

25 Cuneiform artists cover the compositions of other Cuneiform bands! Essential for the Cuneiform fan and an excellent overview of what Cuneiform do for the novice. All tracks unreleased elsewhere. Over 2 hours of music by: Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic, David Borden, George Cartwright, Doctor Zero (Doctor Nerve + Univers Zero), Forrest Fang, Happy Family, Hugh Hopper, Henry Kaiser, Piero Milesi, Phil Miller, Miriodor, Virgil Moorefield, The Muffins, PFS, Philharmonie, Present, Rattlemouth, U Totem, Volapük and more!
Thumbscrew (Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara, Mary Halvorson) - Convallaria (2016) {Cuneiform Records RUNE 415}

Thumbscrew (Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara, Mary Halvorson) - Convallaria (2016) {Cuneiform Records RUNE 415}
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© 2016 Cuneiform Records / Thumbscrew | RUNE 415
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modern Creative / Experimental / Improvisation

Three hyper-progressive improvisational jazz and cross-genre artists push the envelope again on their 2nd album for Cuneiform Records. The musicians' busy schedules via numerous and largely prolific solo and group-based projects have rocketed their respective artistries into the limelight, especially ECM recording artist Michael Formanek (bass) who for the past several decades has become a household name within these circles. Nonetheless, it's an adventurous exploration, led by guitarist Mary Halvorson's signature phraseology, comprised of extended lines that vaporize into the cosmos amid her diminutive note-bending jaunts and so on. Here, drummer Tomas Fujiwara generates a buoyant underpinning with colorful accents in parallel with Formanek's fluid and powerful support.