December 1, 2016

The Jazz Passengers 30th Anniversary Release

The JAZZ PASSENGERS are a fantastical fusion of post-bop and musical comedy, once called a perverse mainstream hard-bop group as imagined by Frank Zappa. (Bob Blumenthal, Boston Globe, 1989). Their name, a take-off on Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, reveals the musicians wild ride along the eccentric currents in modern American music.   The Jazz Passengers… Read more »

December 1, 2016

Matthew Shipp Trio “Piano Song”

Piano Song is to be released Jan 27 2017 and is the work of a man at the centre of a great and shifting constellation of relationships, some of them actively present in the sound, some of them more indirectly responsible for its safe registration and preservation, some of them implicit in its language, but all… Read more »

November 30, 2016

Hello world!

Welcome to the new Thirsty Ear website!  Its been a long time coming. We hope you enjoy browsing and discovering the fantastic artists who grace our label with their extraordinary talents and musical revelations. We deeply appreciate your continued support and look forward climbing new musical heights with you in the years to come.