Recent Releases

 Dennis Rea continues his series of “musical travelogues” with Giant Steppes, a boldly unconventional exploration of Central Asian music that follows on from his acclaimed 2010 MoonJune Records release Views From Chicheng Precipice. The album also comes with Rea's companion book Tuva and Busted, available as a free download from Blue Ear Books.
"I'll jump up on my kitchen table and proclaim that 'Wind of the World's Nest' is a stone-cold power anthem that the entire planet should hear." - Terminal City
Ed Petry
and Dennis Rea: 
Duwamps Duets: Ed Petry Remembered

Identity Crisis: 
Banished Souls:
The Lost 1991 China Record Company Sessions

Identity Crisis: 
Rogue Province:
The Lost 1991 Taipei Sessions

Dennis Rea
Tanabata Ensemble:
Black River Transect

Moraine: Groundswell


Now available from Blue Ear Books:
A newly updated edition of Dennis Rea's
Live at the Forbidden City    



Dennis Rea & Terrane at MoonJune International Music Festival, Jajce, Bosnia 2022

Dennis Rea & Terrane featuring Sailyk Ommun, Abakan, Russia 2019

Dennis Rea & Terrane featuring Albert Kuvezin, Krasnoyarsk Jazz Festival, Russia 2019

Dennis Rea Time-Lapse Trio, Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn 8.9.18

Moraine live at Ustuu Huree Festival, Tuva 7.24.15

Michael Moorcock, Nik Turner & Flame Tree at North American Space Ritual 2019, Austin, Texas

Moraine: "Skein," live at Chrome Hearts, Los Angeles

Dennis Rea with Cactus Truck, Achinsk, Russia 7.26.15

Identity Crisis with Cui Jian, Beijing, April 1991

Moraine: "Uncle Tang's Cabinet of Dr. Caligari," live at Chrome Hearts, Los Angeles

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About Dennis Rea

Dennis Rea's adventurous guitar playing blends jazz, rock, experimental, and world music into a vocabulary all his own, marked by haunting lyricism, enigmatic textures, agile improvisation, and the raw dynamism of rock. 

Active since the mid-1970s, Rea has led or been a key contributor to musical innovators Moraine, Iron Kim Style, Zhongyu, LAND, Savant, Flame Tree, and Earthstar, and has worked with such trailblazing musicians as Hector Zazou, Stuart Dempster, Cui Jian, Albert Kuvezin, Klaus Schulze, Steve Fisk, Han Bennink, Hawkwind members Nik Turner and Michael Moorcock, and members of King Crimson, R.E.M., Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Santana, Ministry, Yat Kha, and the Sun Ra Arkestra. He has performed widely in the U.S. and in China, Taiwan, Russia (including Tuva), Germany, the UK, Bosnia, and Mexico. He has appeared on roughly 50 recordings for MoonJune Records, his own Nunatak imprint, and other labels. Also a writer, he is the author of Live at the Forbidden City: Musical Encounters in China and Taiwan, a chronicle of his adventures as one of the earliest progressive Western musicians to perform in China, and Tuva and Busted, an account of his further musical peregrinations in Central Asia. Rea's work has increasingly focused on bridging musical traditions from around the planet in personalized ways, as shown on his landmark albums Views From Chicheng Precipice and Giant Steppes.

In addition to his longstanding instrumental jazz-rock sextet Moraine, Rea belongs to Ben McAllister's Guitar Cult, mutant thumb-piano trio Tempered Steel, and his periodic international project Terrane. He is a co-organizer of the annual Seaprog festival and for more than a decade co-organized the long-running Seattle Improvised Music Festival.  

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