JACK DeSALVO, HERB KLOSS, TOM CABRERA – LIONHEARTED (UR9980)

Seattle-based Herb Kloss‘ gorgeous flute sound is united with the vast transcultural percussion pallet of Tom Cabrera and Jack DeSalvo‘s mandola, cello and guitar for a genre-transcending recording rooted in jazz, classical and folk. The result is extraordinary music. Jack DeSalvo – mandola, cello, classical guitar/ Herb Kloss – flute, alto flute/ Tom Cabrera – frame drums, riq, tombak, darbuka, […]

INHERENCE: JACK DeSALVO, JOEL SHAPIRA (UR9963)

JACK DeSALVO – guitar (Godin Multiac ACS SA classical) JOEL SHAPIRA – guitar (1948 Gibson L-12) In early January 2013 I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to record with an individual who has impacted my musical journey tremendously. The music within was captured in one brief afternoon session, and is the culmination of a relationship with my very […]

UR9957 – JULIE – JULIE LYON QUINTET

A voice simultaneously gifted with elegance, swing and more than a hint of blues roots, JULIE LYON debuts her New York Quintet on UNSEEN RAIN with her new album JULIE. Long time collaborator, UR artist and drummer TOM CABRERA joins trumpeter and alto clarinetist MATT LAVELLE, guitarist JACK DeSALVO and double-bassist BOBBY BRENNAN on this magnificent recording. Listen HERE Purchase […]

New Release: A SMALL DREAM IN RED – NORA McCARTHY and JORGE SYLVESTER – IN THE LANGUAGE OF DREAMS (foUR7992)

Nora McCarthy – voice, bodhran, pedals Jorge Sylvester – alto saxophone “In the Language of Dreams is an explosion of imagination, a dazzling display of music and words, as well as philosophy. A Small Dream in Red has the courage to set itself high goals, and it has the talent and ingenuity to attain them. And because McCarthy and Sylvester […]

CHRIS KELSEY and WHAT I SAY: The Electric Miles Project

“Saxophonist Chris Kelsey and his co-conspirators on The Electric Miles Project (guitarists Rolf Sturm and Jack DeSalvo; bassist Joe Gallant; drummer Dean Sharp) are some kind of brave and crazy. They have tackled some of the most wild-assed work of Miles Davis’ career in a manner that comes across as being both respectful and fearless – and the end result […]

A view into PAT HALL’s current work.

Time Remembered Trailer: Here’s a video peek into trombonist PAT HALL’s TIME REMEMBERED, a soon-to-be available addition to his UR catalog. Along with an extraordinary band – Greg “Organ Monk” Lewis on Hammond organ, Marvin Sewell on guitar and drummer Mike Campenni and produced by UR artist Chris Kelsey – Pat takes a parallax view into the ouvre of Bill […]

LEWIS PORTER’S NEW RELEASE: TRIO SOLO (UR9964)

“Lewis Porter and co. have put together a wonderful recording full of inspired trio excursions and beautiful solo explorations….It’s full of surprises from tune to tune that captured me completely…Bravo !!!” – Joe Lovano Renowned in a variety of disciplines (author of THE Coltrane biography and founder of the world’s first jazz history program at Rutgers), virtuoso pianist LEWIS PORTER […]

New Release: CHRIS KELSEY – 1UP1DOWN – LIVE FROM NOWHERE (UR9965)

Chris Kelsey on straight alto saxophone, Lewis Porter, on Kimball electric combo organ and Crumar Roadrunner electric piano Jack DeSalvo, electric guitar; Joe Gallant, six-string electric bass; Alan Lerner, drums are some of the most versatile and passionate musicians on the New York City creative music scene…1UP1DOWN’s music reflects the inclusive nature of the jazz we all grew up loving […]

The Long Awaited Release of STEVE COHN’s THE NOVEL (UR9973)

This happy marriage of new music rooted in contemporary classical and free improvisation springing from jazz indeed provides intricate adventures for the listener who joins Steve Cohn – piano, shakuhachi, traditional instruments, Guillermo Gregorio – clarinet, Masahiko Kono – trombone, Bruce Ditmas – drums, on their journeys through each chapter of The Novel. Listen HERE Purchase HERE      

Now available: ROB REICH, GANDHARVA EARL SAULS, JERROLD KAVANAGH – THESE MOMENTS (UR9974)

The brilliant, singular guitar voice of Rob Reich is heard far and wide, but here it shines a light on his own music. Here renowned double-bassist Gandharva Earl Sauls also contributes tanbura, and drummer Jerrold Kavanagh, whose percussion setup contains many surprises including zither, unite in a sensitive yet driving session that reaches both the heart and mind. Listen HERE […]

New from the UR BOOTLEG Series – SEND OUT SIGNALS LIVE at Tobacco Road

The third release in UNSEEN RAIN’s specially priced Bootleg Series – complete, unedited, authorized live sets featuring UNSEEN RAIN’s artists – features the exuberant SEND OUT SIGNALS quartet – Matt Lavelle – trumpet, flugelhorn and alto clarinet/Ras Moshe – tenor and soprano saxophones, flute/ Tom Zlabinger – double-bass/ Tom DeSteno – drums – in a powerful set recorded live at […]

JACK DeSALVO, TOM CABRERA – LIBRA MOON (UR9978)

On their second album for UNSEEN RAIN, Tom Cabrera and Jack DeSalvo provide a global environment for their virtuosic, improvised renderings of deep, passionate music featuring an amazing collection of instruments, including frame drums, mandola, riq, cello, tombak, guitar and darbuka. The result is crystalline beauty, as rare as a Libra Moon. Listen HERE Purchase HERE

SEND OUT SIGNALS: MATT LAVELLE, RAS MOSHE, TOM ZLABINGER, TOM DeSTENO (UR9979)

Fearless multi-instrumentalist Matt Lavelle (trumpet, flugelhorn, alto clarinet) unites with saxophone powerhouse Ras Moshe (tenor sax, flutes), impeccable double-bassist Tom Zlabinger and legendary drummer Tom DeSteno, sending out signals of of passionate, extemporaneous music on their UNSEEN RAIN debut as a band. Listen HERE Purchase HERE Watch Video HERE Watch another video HERE

ARTCRIME (UR9982)

ARTCRIME features the late pioneering touch-style player Frank Jolliffe, who developed his technique first on the Chapman stick and then on the Warr Guitar. John Korchock’s baritone sax, wind synthesizer and keyboards lend unique voices to the proceedings. Add experimental electronic drummer Steve Orbach and the piano, circuit-bent synth and kalimba of Bob Siebert and you have a free-jazz-meets-art-rock extravaganza. […]

PAT HALL – K3rnel PaN1c (UR9985)

Masterful trombonist Pat Hall, known for his limitless jazz and Latin excursions, conceived of a group where he could incorporate a sheen of electronica into open electric jazz mayhem. Bassist Joe Gallant and drummer/producer Bruce Ditmas provide futuristic sound canvases, sometimes wild, sometimes gentle, for Pat’s trombone, reborn via live laptop treatments and Jack DeSalvo’s electric guitar odysseys into and […]

JACK DeSALVO – JUBILANT RAIN (UR9987)

Jack DeSalvo performs completely improvised pieces on classical guitar. “I was determined to search for a process that would necessitate moving myself out of the way and allowing music that clearly already exists in some other world, some other dimension, some parallel universe beyond myself, to flow through my instrument, the guitar. Whether or not I have been utterly successful […]

JACK DeSALVO – PRAMANTHA (UR9988)

Like predecessor recordings My Goals Beyond by John McLaughlin and Bill Connors’ Theme To The Guardian on ECM, Jack DeSalvo gives his music a most personal rendering utilizing only six and 12-string acoustic guitars and includes perhaps his most well-known piece, Pramantha. Listen Here Purchase Here

JACK DeSALVO – SUDDEN MOVES (UR9989)

The juxtaposition of compositional clarity and improvisational abandon is realized here in the music of Jack DeSalvo, whose remarkable guitar playing is aided by a stellar group featuring Austrian double-bass master Peter Herbert, UR artist Chris Kelsey on soprano sax and master drummer Bruce Ditmas. Listen HERE Purchase HERE

D3: BRUCE DITMAS, JACK DeSALVO, TONY DeCICCO with SAM MORRISON – OVER THE EDGE (UR9995)

“There are hundreds of free improv groups issuing recordings every year, but few of them have as much to say as this group.” – Cadence Legendary reed master Sam Morrison has joined forced with D3 – bassist Tony DeCicco, guitarist Jack DeSalvo and drummer Bruce Ditmas to record OVER THE EDGE, an album of compositional beauty achieved through improvisation and […]

STEVE COHN – WE (UR9997)

On We, STEVE COHN, piano shakuhachi, hichiriki, shofar, khaen, percussion, WILLIAM PARKER, double-bass, tuba, percussion and TOM TEDESCO, drums, percussion unite to create layers of crystalline sound with piano, bass and drums and shakuhachi, tuba and percussion. We are listening. Listen HERE Purchase HERE  

TOM DeSTENO TRIO – CORIOLIS SKY (UR9999)

Tom DeSteno, drums, Jack DeSalvo, guitar, Mark Hagan, double-bass Traversing the borderlands of the jazz tradition from a modernist perspective, the Tom DeSteno Trio offers their new recording, Coriolis Sky, the first release on mEyeFi Media’s UNSEEN RAIN label. Music by Ornette Coleman, Bill Evans, Duke Ellington, Jack DeSalvo and others is presented as a unified statement featuring powerful performances […]

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