jazz-prog

Focus - Focus 11

Focus have been around for a loooong time. And while they enjoyed a solid decade from the late 60s to the late 70s after that period – they only sporadically reunited, until resuming typically in 2002 and since then they’ve been doing on strong ever since.
 
“11” is their first proper album of new material in some time, if we discard the best of, anniversary and guest efforts, the actual and spiritual sequel to 2012’s “X”.
 

King Crimson announces Summer & Autumn 2019 World Tour in Celebration of 50 Years

In celebration of 50 years, King Crimson announces 50 Concerts for 2019.

The current eight musician line-up will perform 50 concerts across three continents as part of their 2019 Celebration tour.

Dates confirmed so far, are as follows

World Tour Dates 2019:
JUN 10, 2019 - HAUS AUENSEE, Leipzig
JUN 12, 2019 - JAHRHUNDERTHALLE, Frankfurt
JUN 13, 2019 - JAHRHUNDERTHALLE, Frankfurt
JUN 15, 2019 - LIEDERHALLE, Stuttgart
JUN 16, 2019 - LIEDERHALLE, Stuttgart

The Windmill

Hi Erik, I’m glad to have you again on Grande Rock. “Tribus”, is an exceptional prog rock album! It has made it to the GR list with the Best Albums of 2018 again!
 
E: Oh, wow thank you very much!
 
 
Well, why did you take you 5 years to release a new album? What happened in the meantime?
 

The Windmill - Tribus

I had been looking forward to The Windmill’s new album for some time now, but the years were passing by and nothing was happening. They finally released “Tribus” 5 years after the exceptional “The Continuation”, and they proved once more that it’s better to “speak” when you have something to say than do it with no reason.
 

Amgala Temple to release debut album “Invisible Airships” on November 2nd 2018

Made up of three incredibly prominent Norwegian musicians: Amund Maarud, Gard Nilssen and Lars Horntveth, who have made a name for themselves as bandleaders, solo artists and musicians in an array of projects including Jaga Jazzist, Susanne Sundfør, Todd Terje, Morudes, Bushman’s Revenge, A-ha and Gard Nilssen’s Acoustic Unity, Amgala Temple is the sound of three experienced musical forces combining to create an overwhelming clash of spontaneity and control.

Dissonant Distance announces November 2018 European Tour

Improvisational progressive metal group Dissonant Distance have announced 5 new dates in November, as part of their campaign leading up to the release of their self-titled debut album on November 16th, 2018, via Sliptrick Records.

The band’s music can be described as spontaneous, free and in the moment, encompassing elements of progressive rock, jazz, fusion, blues and Indian music. It’s improvised music fused with the spirit of punk and jazz.

European Tour Dates 2018:
13.11 | Budapest, HU
15.11 | Riga, LV
16.11 | Liepaja, LV
17.11 | Jelgava, LV
23.11 | Uppsala, SE

Line-up:

The Tangent to release new studio album “Proxy” on November 16th 2018

The Tangent, the progressive rock group led by Andy Tillison, will release their 10th studio album “Proxy” on November 16th, 2018.

Recorded during the band's tour with Karmakanic in 2017/18, which saw them with more chances than normal to work together on the record - hotel writing sessions, van discussions, soundcheck ideas - all of which have allowed the band to make an album that is as organic as they have achieved since their formation 15 years ago.

Aisles to release new EP “Live from Estudio Del Sur” on July 6th 2018

Acclaimed Chilean prog rockers Aisles have released their final in-studio video, for their track “Club Hawaii”.

Watch the video for “Club Hawaii” below.

Taken from their 2016 album “Hawaii”, “Club Hawaii” is the last in their series of studio videos.

Celebrating the sessions, Aisles have announced the release of a surprise new EP - “Live from Estudio Del Sur”, which will be released July 6th, 2018.

Pre-order the EP here.

The Tangent - The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery

The Tangent is a British prog band that has been releasing albums, post millennially without fail. In fact, I counter them among the most coherent bands in the genre, as they seem happy to return whenever they have a statement to make and boy do they have a few. Masterminded by Andy Tillison, who on this album assumes drumming as well, one thing that stands out is the inclusion of a female vocalist in the form of Marie-Eve de Gaultier. Otherwise things are as you might or might not remember them, depending on if this is your first introduction to the band or not.