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Dec 20, 2012
20% Off Your Entire Order!
'Tis the season and your friends at Catalytic-Sound are giving the gift of 20% off your entire order! Enter coupon code "holiday" in the redeem a coupon field, valid until 12/31/12.
Dec 7, 2012
Frode Gjerstad Trio 10% off!
To celebrate the Frode Gjerstad Trio's US tour we're offering 10% off their titles through 12/18! Enter code "frode" at checkout Click here for titles!
Dec 1, 2012
Catalytic-Sound News
Tons of new titles and items being added - Chicago Tentet "Walk, Love, Sleep" [PRE-ORDER] display text, DKV "Past Present" 7 disc box set of unreleased material, Double Tandem "Ox", t-shirts, Dan Grzeca Posters and much more!
Nov 14, 2012
Double Tandem Sale!
Enter code "doubletandem" at checkout to receive 10% off "Cement" the latest release by Double Tandem (Ken Vandermark, Paal Nilssen-Love and Ab Baars). Valid till 11/19
Nov 3, 2012
Chicago Tentet titles 10% off
In celebration of the latest Chicago Tentet tour, all Tentet titles are 10% off !(valid till November 13th) use code tentet at checkout.
Sep 8, 2012
Vandermark / Nilssen-Love Duo / Lean Left Coupons
10% off Vandermark / Nilssen-Love Duo - use KVPNLduo at checkout (valid till September 16th) 10%off Lean Left -use leanleft at checkout (Valid till Sept 25th)
Jul 18, 2012
2012 Chicago Jazz Festival Artist In Residence : Ken Vandermark

2012 Chicago Jazz Festival Artist In Residence : Ken Vandermark


Follow this link for more information.  

Jun 13, 2012
10% off The Thing valid until July 24th!
10% off The Thing titles, valid until July 24th! Use code summerThing at checkout.
May 18, 2012
10% off Sonore titles - Valid until May 27th! Use code sonore at checkout.
10% off Sonore titles - Valid until May 27th! Use code sonore at checkout.
May 15, 2012
10% off El Infierno Musical - May 15th - 16th! Use code elInfierno at checkout.

10% off El Infierno Musical - May 15th - 16th! Use code  elInfierno  at checkout.

May 8, 2012
10% off Hairy Bones and Fire! titles until May 12th
10% off Hairy Bones and Fire! titles until May 12th - use code " hbfire " at checkout.
Mar 25, 2012
10% off The Thing valid until March 31st, 1012!
10% off coupon for all The Thing titles... Enter the code " thething " at checkout. Valid until March 31st.
Mar 1, 2012
Swedish Azz 10% off until March 3rd with coupon code!
Take 10% off any order of Swedish Azz titles at Catalytic-Sound.com using the code "SwedishAzz" at checkout for the duration of their current tour - valid until March 3rd!
Mar 1, 2012
Free Fall Titles 10% off at checkout until March 10th with coupon code!
Take 10% off any order of Free Fall titles at Catalytic-Sound.com using the code "FREEFALL" at checkout for the duration of their current tour - valid until March 10th!
Jan 20, 2012
International Shipping
International Shipping has been updated to ensure you have less expensive 1st Class mail options! Thank you for your patience!
Dec 2, 2011
A little more downtime....
A little more scheduled downtime.... December 5th, we're moving to a new server. Should be limited outage time, early in the morning for the U.S. Thanks for your patience!
Dec 1, 2011
Scheduled maintenance...

Friday, December 2nd around 9PM CST, we'll be offline.  Shouldn't be too long!  Thank you for your understanding, we've got some maintenance to do.

Oct 30, 2011
Downloads....
Downloads available! Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Sep 1, 2011
International Shipping Issues
International Shipping Issues - Our USPS API is having a bit of a hiccup! We are working with their tech support to correct this problem. If you are trying to place an order and the shipping charges seem a bit hefty, please contact us by emailing info at catalytic-sound.com for a manual order placement. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Aug 26, 2011
BRÖTZMANN - LONG STORY SHORT

Long Story Short

Nov 3rd through Dec 11th, 2011
MKH-Fabrik : Wels

Austria
Opening reception

November 3rd : 7PM

19 Uhr


with music : 9 PM

21Uhr

by SONORE

Brötzmann

Gustafsson

Vandermark

Aug 8, 2011
Scheduled Service Outage

Scheduled Service Outage

PayPal APIs will be offline from 11:00 PM PT to approximately 11:30 PM PT on August 18th, which will cause error messages for anyone attempting to purchase during that time. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Aug 3, 2011
August 2011 Tour / Show Dates
venue : city : country
artist


Aug 3


Twins Jazz : Washington : DC : USA
Tim Daisy / Ken Vandermark Duo

Aug 4


Now That's Class : Cleveland :  USA
Tim Daisy / Ken Vandermark Duo

Hagenfesten : Dala-Floda : Sweden
Mats Gustafsson Solo

Aug 5



N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art : Detroit : USA
Tim Daisy / Ken Vandermark Duo

Hagenfesten : Dala-Floda : Sweden
Mats Gustafsson Workshop

Aug 6



Hagenfesten : Dala-Floda : Sweden
Mats Gustafsson / Raymond Strid & John Russel

The Sugar Maple : Milwaukee : USA
Tim Daisy / Ken Vandermark Duo

Aug 7



The Hungry Brain : Chicago : USA
Tim Daisy / Ken Vandermark Duo
 

Aug 9


Gutvik Ukentlig : Tamara : Oslo : Norway
Tobias Delius / Ketil Gutvik / Paal Nilssen-Love

Aug 10



Blow Out programslipp : Cafe Mono : Oslo : NO
Paal Nilssen-Love SOLO

Aug 11



Lisboa Jazz am Augusto : Lizbon: Portugal
FIRE!

Aug 12



Lisboa Jazz am Augusto : Lizboa: Portugal
Hairy Bones: Brötzmann / Kondo / Pupillo / Nilssen-Love

Aug 13



Gulbenkian Musica : Jazz em Agosto : Lisbon : Portugal
Lean Left : The Ex Guitars meet Nilssen-Love / Vandermark Duo

Anfiteatro ao Ar Livre : Slida Jazz : Haugesund : Norway
FIRE!

Aug 14 - 15



Strand : Stockholm : Sweden
FIRE!

Aug 15



Middelheim Festival : Parc Den Brandt : Antwerp : Belgium
Fred Van Hove Ochgot Octet : Ken Vandermark / Evan Parker / Peter Brötzmann / André Goudbeek / Bart Maris (tp) / Els Vandewijer (vibes) / Ivo Vander Borght (drums)

Aug 16



Oslo Jazz Festival : Oslo : Norway
FIRE!


Aug 17



Blow Out : Cafe Mir : Oslo NO
Vandermark / Nilssen-Love duo


Blow Out : Cafe Mir : Oslo : Norway
Paal Nilssen-Love / Ken Vandermark duo

Aug 18



Blow Out / Cafe Mir : Oslo : NO
Anders Hana / Paal Nilssen-Love

Aug 19



Blow Out : Cafe Mir : Oslo : Norway
Johannes Bauer / Raymond Strid / Jon Rune Strøm / Ken Vandermark quartet

Aug 21



Teatr Lesny : Gdansk : Poland
Reed Trio (with Mikolaj Trzaska / Waclaw Zimpel)
Olie Brice / Per-Ake Holmlander / Mark Sanders / Mikolaj Trzaska quartet
(both groups as a septet)

Aug 24



Paradiso : Amsterdam : The Netherlands
THE EX + BRASS UNBOUND (w/Mats Gustafsson)

Aug 25



Meteo Festival : Mulhouse : France
THE EX & BRASS UNBOUND (w/Mats Gustafsson)

Aug 26



NNT Machinefabriek : Prologue ZomerJazz Fiets Tour : Groningen : The Netherlands
THE EX + BRASS UNBOUND (w/Mats Gustafsson)

Aug 27



Dick's Barn Zomerjazz Fiets Tour : Feerwerd : The Netherlands
THE EX & BRASS UNBOUND (w/Mats Gustafsson)


Aug 29



Magasin 4 : Brussels : Belgium
THE EX + BRASS UNBOUND (w/Mats Gustafsson)


Aug 30



Bern : Switzerland
THE EX + BRASS UNBOUND (w/Mats Gustafsson)

Aug 31



L'Usine : Geneve : Switzerland
THE EX + BRASS UNBOUND (w/Mats Gustafsson)



 
Jul 21, 2011
Site Updates

We're finishing a few updates to the site in the next few weeks, and won't be releasing any new items until those are complete. We hope you understand! The store will close for several hours over the weekend. Thank you!

Catalytic-Sound

Jul 14, 2011
Chicago : July 15th : Addis Show : Write up in the Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader write up
Addis Show
July 15th
Click here for the story.

Jul 10, 2011
July Tour Dates

venue :: city :: country
artist

2 July 2011


Ljubljana Jazz Festival :: Ljubljana :: Slovenia
Eric Revis' 11:11 :: Ken Vandermark / Jason Moran / Nasheet Waits

Vancouver Jazz Festival :: Vancouver BC :: Canada
Broo / Nilssen-Love duo
The Thing

3 July 2011


Vancouver Jazz Festival :: Vancouver BC :: Canada
Atomic

6-9 July 2011


Kongsberg Jazzfestival :: Kongsberg :: Norway
Brötzmann / Solo
Duo with Evan Parker
Trio with Massimo Pupillo & Paal Nilssen-Love

7 July 2011


Mayhem :: Copenhagen :: Denmark
Mats Gustafsson Solo

8 July 2011


The Stone :: New York :: USA
Sean Conly / Steve Swell / Chad Taylor / Ken Vandermark Quartet.

Kongsberg Jazzfestival :: Kongsberg :: Norway
ZU / Mats Gustafsson

9 July 2011


The Stone :: New York :: NY :: USA
Chad Taylor / Ken Vandermark Duo.

Kongsberg Jazzfestival :: Kongsberg :: Norway
Brötzman / Pupillo / Nilssen-Love TRIO
Paal Nilssen-Love SOLO
Barry Guy New Orchestra

10 July 2011


Jazz a Luz :: Luz-Saint-Sauveur :: France
ZU / Mats Gustafsson

16 July 2011


Co-Prosperity Sphere :: Chicago :: USA
Terrie Hessels / Ken Vandermark duo / opening of the "Addis Show"
paintings by Adrienne Pierluissi, photographs by Ken Vandermark
images and impressions of Addis : Ethiopia

17 July 2011


The Sugar Maple :: Milwaukee :: WI :: USA
Terrie Hessels / Ken Vandermark duo

18 July 2011


Molde Jazz festival : Molde : Norway
Stian Westerhus & Trondheim Jazzorkester

21 July 2011


Molde Jazz festival : Molde : Norway
Broo / Sorey / Nilssen-Love

23 July 2011


Downtown Arts Center :: Lexington :: KY :: USA
Tim Daisy / Ken Vandermark Duo

24 July 2011


Bobo Gallery :: Asheville :: NC :: USA
Tim Daisy / Ken Vandermark Duo

26 July 2011


The Blue Nile (balcony room) :: New Orleans :: LA :: USA
Tim Daisy / Ken Vandermark Duo

27 July 2011


New Forest Center :: Birmingham :: AL :: USA
Tim Daisy / Ken Vandermark Duo

28 July 2011


Alabama Art Kitchen :: Tuscaloosa :: AL :: USA
Tim Daisy / Ken Vandermark Duo

29 July 2011


Cine Theatre :: Athens :: GA :: USA
Tim Daisy / Ken Vandermark Duo

30 July 2011


Jazz on the Beach :: Raahe :: Finland
FIRE!

Conundrum :: Columbia :: SC :: USA
Tim Daisy / Ken Vandermark Duo

31 July 2011


Park Avenue CDs :: Orlando :: FL :: USA
Tim Daisy / Ken Vandermark Duo

Jun 8, 2011
In the news...

Unabridged Q&A: Peter Brötzmann

Posted in The Volume by Hank Shteamer

1 June 2011

Read the article here.

Jun 3, 2011
June 2011 Monthly Newsletter

catalytic-sound.com has been devised by Peter Brotzmann, Mats Gustafsson, Paal Nilssen-Love, and Ken Vandermark to be a musician run cooperative that will give fans a single source to locate our work, especially unique or out of print albums, and special items (such as prints of Brötzmann's prints, catalogs, t-shirts, etc.) that are unavailable anywhere else.

While on tour we're frequently asked for certain recordings that are hard to find (independent labels with limited distribution, coupled with a diminishing number of record stores, has made it more and more difficult for listeners to locate documents of our music). Since it's essentially impossible for us to tour with the wide array of material that we're producing, catalytic-sound has been created to give people interested in our music direct access to it. The labels we work with are cooperating to make this musician organized program feasible- we buy albums directly from them or their distributors so that everyone gets paid correctly and we can make our prices as fair as possible for the customers.

Each week new recordings will be added to the site, we're in the process of working with Eremite and Jost Gebers of FMP to add these labels to the roster, and soon digital downloads will be available for all albums we're offering at catalytic-sound. Stay tuned, things are developing quickly, and it's exciting for all of us to find new ways to make our music more accessible to the fans of contemporary Jazz and Improvised Music. Many thanks for the incredible assistance of Mandy and Cale, who have made the whole idea of the project a reality.

Thank you for joining us.

: Catalytic-Sound :
May 8, 2011
Okka Fest : June 10.11.12

Milwaukee : Wisconsin

June 10th-12th, 2011

Okka Fest

May 1, 2011
Musician cooperative launched: catalytic-sound.com
Peter Brotzmann, Mats Gustafsson, Paal Nilssen-Love, and Ken Vandermark have pooled creative resources to organize a unique music site- catalytic-sound.com. Their individual catalogs of music will be available online for the first time in one coordinated place, and will feature extensive material from all of their discographies, including rare and out of print recordings, as well as special items unavailable anywhere else. New pieces will be added to the site's collection each week, and downloads of their music will be available soon. If you're looking for music with one of these artists involved, catalytic-sound.com will be your primary resource.


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