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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.

Stackpole

Stackpole (Seattle)

Stackpole was a turn-of-the-millennium free-jazz quartet made up of prominent Seattle improvisers Dennis Rea, Wally Shoup, Geoff Harper, and Gregg Keplinger. Their eponymous album was named the Pacific Northwest's "Best Outside Jazz" release of 2000 by Earshot Jazz.
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Black River Transect

Dennis Rea Tanabata Ensemble

Black River Transect captures all of one concert, and part of another, by the “Tanabata” ensemble occasionally convened by guitarist/composer Dennis Rea with his friend and mentor, the internationally heralded trombonist and didgeridu player Stuart Dempster. The selections presented here are a blend of Rea's compositions and improvisations based
Black River Transect captures all of one concert, and part of another, by the “Tanabata” ensemble occasionally convened by guitarist/composer Dennis Rea with his friend and mentor, the internationally heralded trombonist and didgeridu player Stuart Dempster. The selections presented here are a blend of Rea's compositions and improvisations based on loose organizational devices, impeccably performed by some of the most adept and sensitive players then active in the Pacific Northwest. Both concerts were expertly recorded on the fly by audio genie Steve Kennedy-Williams.
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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
 
 

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

Upcoming Shows

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Threshold is an all-star band comprised of Seattle improvised music scene veterans Don Berman (drums), Heather Bentley (cello), Simon Henneman and Dennis Rea (guitars). Organized by Don Berman, the group assembled for a free-ranging recording session in 2023, and their self-titled first album together on Right Brain Records is the result.

Threshold (Don Berman, Heather Bentley, Dennis Rea, Simon Henneman) are thrilled to open for our MoonJune Records label mates, PAKT, a supergroup made up of legendary bassist Percy Jones (Brand X, Brian Eno), guitarists Alex Skolnick (Testament) and Tim Motzer, and drum phenom Kenny Grohowski (Brand X, John Zorn).