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Earthstar - Collected Works - MIG01032
 
In the "good things come to those who wait" category, I'm elated to announce that the entire collected works of Earthstar - a band led by Craig Wuest that I and several other hometown friends were involved in way back in the '70s in Utica, NY and Germany - have now been reissued as a five-disc box set (including a previously unreleased full album) by the MiG label more than 40 years later. Some of the material was produced by electronic music pioneer Klaus Schulze. Available now from numerous retailers and the major streaming platforms.
 

 

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    

Purchase ebook edition
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Video

Dennis Rea solo “acoustic travelogue”

 

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

 

Identity Crisis with Cui Jian, Beijing, April 1991

 

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

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

 

Dennis Rea with Cactus Truck, Achinsk, Russia 7.26.15

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About

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 and has opened for the likes of Soft Machine, Tony Levin, Fred Frith, Bill Frisell, Percy Jones, and Sting. 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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Dennis Rea Wikipedia entry