Books/Magazines

“Devil Takes The Hindmost represents the first publication dedicated to the career of the British pioneering guitar virtuoso Allan Holdsworth.
Jazz In Britain have brought author Ed Chang’s celebrated website ‘A Thread of Lunacy - Appreciation and Analysis of the Otherworldly Music of Allan Holdsworth’ to the printed page, expanded and updated from the original blog, and featuring rarely seen pictures of Allan from throughout his illustrious life.
The book charts the ups-and-downs of...

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Bill is an artist and he has illustrated some of our Cuneiform releases, as well as releases for The Laser's Edge/Sensory, Magna Carta and others, as well as designing our Cuneiform website. This small color book (a bit larger than a CD case) contains ...

“This book is an epic, a journey, a manifesto, the vision of Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese. It also magnifies EF's philosophy, his science and arts.
This is not an easy read; similar to his music, it requires attention and focus. An attractive hard bound book, the reader is transported to a different dimension much like listening to the music of Tangerine Dream and EF's solo albums. Tangerine Dream is Edgar Froese alone as the book would reveal and truly unprecedented, one of a kind and...

“After having borrowed lines from Jimi Hendrix and English poets for all previous anniversary releases, Rune Grammofon struck out for this one until Kim Hiorthøy, well after the deadline, accidentally stumbled over Johnny Cash and Forever Words: The Unknown Poems (2016). Let's Put It To Music quite nails it when it comes to the basic idea of the book and how the label approach the whole process of making a record. As Tim Gane is quoted in Adrian Shaughnessy's introduction "a Stereolab record was never....

This comic by bad-boy artist Matt includes a CD with music by Nash and him reading the story. "Canadian rocker Nash the Slash has a quandry: how can he do two concerts that are scheduled at the same time? The solution: a robot duplicate of himself!...

“The Many Faces of Harry Beckett is the first publication dedicated to the life and work of the legendary Barbados-born British progressive jazz trumpeter. It fulfills author John Thurlow’s lifelong ambition of creating a book which would pay a fitting tribute to his hero.
Harry’s career spanned more than fifty years, encompassing thousands of gigs across the globe, and over 220 currently known recordings. His exquisite playing led him to perform with many of the world’s most famous acts in a...

"Phillips' account of growing up wild in the acid-age South is compelling and poignant." – David Fricke for MOJO Magazine

This is a memoir by Glenn, with a lot of it devoted to the Hamptons, as well as his subsequent career, as well as some interesting (and possibly even helpful) bits about his psychological state.

Plus his first new solo album in 16 years, entitled The Dark Parade, which features:
Glenn Phillips – guitars, keyboards, bass
Bill Rea – bass...

“Slim, 44-page perfect bound, paperback containing four stories. Illustrated by Mary Thomas.
These four stories were written while Allen was working and touring with the Cleveland band, Pere Ubu, and refer directly to those years. Previously published in The Cleveland Edition, The Re Records Quarterly and The Penguin Book of Rock and Roll Writing.
Allen Ravenstine was born in Canton, Ohio in 1950. In 1968 his parents were killed in a car crash. He was a student at Ohio State University when...

“Subversion Through Jazz examines the beginning of the British progressive jazz (BPJ) movement from 1956 to 1964, attempting to identify and plot the progress of its coming into being. This eight-year period of inception was set against the backdrop of two specifically relevant world events: the failed Hungarian revolution in 1956; and the Cuban Missile Crisis, a potentially apocalyptic nuclear standoff between the United States and the USSR in the Gulf of Mexico in 1962. Like many art forms in the UK...

This is a beautiful facsimile reprint of four of Ra’s books and pamphlets.

“Corbett vs. Dempsey is delighted to announce the release of four books of poetry by Sun Ra. Two of these were pamphlets that accompanied early Sun Ra albums issued in the late 1950s; the other two were published more than a decade later later by Infinity Inc./Saturn Research.
CvsD's reprints are fastidiously designed facsimiles of the original publications, marking the first time they have been available in their....

"Revised and expanded second edition of Hartmut Geerken and Chris Trent's comprehensive reference Omniverse Sun Ra, originally published in 1994.

Full-color 304-page hardcover book. French fold cover with metallic silver foil blocking on cyan faimei cloth. 290mm x 245mm portrait. Omniverse Sun Ra features many previously unpublished photographs of Sun Ra and His Arkestra in New York in 1966 and Germany in 1979 by Val Wilmer, and Hartmut Geerken's previously unpublished photographs from Heliopolis..

Here it is! One of the craziest music films ever made! This is the infamous 1974 science fiction/blaxploitation/free jazz epic, starring Sun Ra and his Intergalatic Solar Arkhestra, along with a bunch of other incredibly cool material.

"This is the 40th Anniversary Celebration of Sun Ra's Space Is The Place. This limited edition release will include a hardcover book, a DVD of the film with new producer commentary, and a CD of the soundtrack.

It was forty years ago when Sun Ra's galactic..

"It's been a long, long time but finally it's here -- the second edition of Money Will Ruin Everything, Rune Grammofon's celebration of 5 more years of music. Originally planned as an update and slightly revised edition of the long deleted 2CD/book of...

“To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this much-loved LP, Bill Gubbins, the only photographer to document the Hot Rats sessions, to create The Making of Hot Rats, a deluxe, commemorative book packed with never-been-seen-before photos, interviews, and intimate insights into the creation of this masterwork.
"A movie for your ears" is how rock icon Frank Zappa first described his album Hot Rats, which remains, 50 years after its release, not only one of Zappa's most critically acclaimed and commercially..