The diversity of the music of Can owes a lot to its equally eclectic influences. Holger Czukay and Irmin Schmidt were both pupils of Karlheinz Stockhausen. This meant that the early Can inherited a strong grounding in his musical theory, with the latter being trained as a classical pianist. Michael K
Animal Collective is a New York City/Washington, D.C/Lisbon based group of avant-garde musicians from Baltimore, Maryland. Animal Collective consists of Avey Tare (David Portner), Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), Deakin (Josh Dibb), and Geologist (Brian Weitz). Records released under the name Animal Collect
A seminal figure in the free improvisation scene, Derek Bailey's virtuosity as a guitar player is unparalelled. His early involvement in the UK Spontaneous Music Ensemble led to fruitful collaborations with bassist Dave Holland, saxophonist Evan Parker and trumpeter Kenny Wheeler. He is also the au
Pioneer of the free jazz movement along with improvisers like Ornette Coleman and Albert Ayler, pianist and poet Cecil Taylor's intense polyrhythmic explorations are considered to be among the most adventurous in the history of jazz.