Naoko Sakata

The wonderful Japanese avant garde pianist Naoka Sakata (who lives in Sweden) has just released her debut solo album Inner Planets! This is a gem of an album and a one of a kind among contemporary piano players! If you like her solo album, check out the Naoka Sakata Trio, Malin Wättring 4 and Thomas Markusson’s ‘Open’. Naoka’s website is here : https://www.naokosakata.com/. Wonderful emotional, erratic, dramatic music!

 

Moondog

Moondog (Louis Thomas Hardin) was a one of a kind ! A self taught blind Avant Garde  / Experimentalist / Jazz composer and musician who performed on the streets of New York and influenced musicians like Philip Glass and Steve Reich. If you want weird and unusual but interesting, melodic and engaging; look no further than the legendary Moondog.

 

John Cage on Silence & Sound

John Cage is no longer with us but his legacy will remain for a very long time. John Cage had a lot to say about silence and sound and questioned the very nature of music.

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