CD box sets

One of the founders of the AACM, this includes just a huge number of important musicians from the Chicago AACM scene and much, much more.

"Muhal Richard Abrams got his start on the Chicago bop circuit playing with everyone from Dexter Gordon...

"American jazz musician George Adams was a multi-instrumentalist - tenor saxophone, flute, bass clarinet - who is best known his work with jazz legends Charles Mingus, Gil Evan and Roy Haynes. This collection from Black Saint/Soul Note is a fitting...

Back in stock and now $50.00 (YES! $50.00) off the original price! This works out to $3.50 per CD!

To celebrate their 25th anniversary, the Belgian electric jazz trio of Fabrizio Cassol (sax), Michel Hatzigeorgiou (elec bass) & Stéphane Galland (drums) are re-releasing their entire output (plus!) in one very specially priced set!

"Since 1992, the year Aka Moon was formed, a series of albums has marked the history of the legendary jazz trio, which this set of twenty CDs now gives..

"The Complete Jan Akkerman is a new 26 CD box set which brings together all the studio albums (and more) of Dutch guitar legend Jan Akkerman, who found international success with the band Focus.
The creative guitarist is well known for his individualistic style, combining rock, jazz, blues, and baroque into his solo projects. This 26-disc set includes the solo studio long-players, his most important live recordings and a CD of rare and previously unreleased tracks.
The booklet includes a...

For me, Area were one of the very greatest of the 70s Italian progressive rock bands, and also one of the least typical, which is probably why I like them the best and many folks don't (insert wry smile here!)! This features the three surviving members...

The box and the booklets are really beautifully done. Now here comes the party line:
"The Art Box marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most eclectic, dynamic and productive creative alliances in the history of experimental music. Featuring...

“Art Zoyd is a quartet, but their instrumental arsenal produces the sound of a mighty orchestra.”
The New York Times

“...the uncompromising classic 1982 opus Phase IV is justifiably considered one of the group's peak accomplishments. The Rock in Opposition co-founders marry dark, unsettling atmospherics à la Univers Zero to precise minimalist constructs with hints of Philip Glass or Steve Reich.”

"Syliphone was the national record company established in 1959 by the government of newly independent Guinea. Syliphone's premier ensemble was the Syli Orchestre National, which included many of the country's best modern instrumentalists -- among them...

A lavish 4 CD boxed set celebrating the solo rock and classical work of Genesis founder & keyboardist Tony Banks, with 48 tracks selected by Tony Banks, four previously unreleased recordings and a 60 page book with an exclusive interview with Banks...

A super-duper deluxe edition of the 1970 art rock classic debut album by Barclay James Harvest.

"Features an additional 33 bonus tracks drawn from new 5. 1 surround sound and stereo mixes from the original multi-track master tapes, BBC radio sessions from 1968 and 1971, and non-album singles along with the 1968 short film Mr. Sunshine.
The set also includes a lavishly illustrated 68-page book with previously unseen photographs and an essay by BJH specialists Keith and Monika Domone...

“Recorded in the Autumn of 1975 at Abbey Road studios (with some sessions also taking place at AIR studios in London), SUNBURST FINISH was the third album by Be Bop Deluxe and the first to feature the line-up of BILL NELSON (vocals, guitars, keyboards), CHARLIE TUMAHAI (bass, vocals), ANDY CLARK (keyboards) and SIMON FOX (drums). It was also the first Be-Bop album to be co-produced by BILL NELSON and JOHN LECKIE. An album of immense musical inventiveness and creativity, SUNBURST FINISH was one of the...

"Turtle Records is proud to present these excellent performances, now transferred and collated, which capture the group playing a variety of some well-known compositions plus a large number of Gordon Beck originals, which are surely a must for any serious modern jazz fan.
They chronicle a peak period of creativity and performance by Gordon involving key lineups of his groups with musicians including a who's who of British Jazz: Jeff Clyne, Johnny Butts, Ron Mathewson, John McLaughlin, Tony Oxley...

This is a great set of music with a fascinating story. In brief, Harry Bertoia was a jeweler, sculptor and furniture designer (among other things) who, staring in the 50s, began to sculpt sculptures which produced sound, made of tall vertical rods.

In the late 70s, there were 11 privately released recordings made and released by Bertoia. Now for the first time anywhere, all 11 of them are reissued taken from their original master tapes.

This is a must for fans of experimental sounds....

Ed Blackwell was one of the giants of 20th century drumming and this includes two albums by the stupendous Ornette repertory band Old And New Dreams and players such as Dave Holland, Dewey Redman, David Murray, Alvin Baptiste and more...

Duke Dreams
Suffield Gothic
Short Life of Barbara Monk
Unmarked Van
Indian Winter
"The legendary jazz recordings made by Black Saint/Soul Note make a welcome return to the active catalog with this series of specially-priced boxed sets that highlight some of the label's finest artists. Ran Blake - The Complete Remastered Recordings features seven discs in slipcases with original album artwork housed in a clamshell box."

"Containing all the Blegvad Trio and Quintet studio releases: Downtime, Just Woke Up, Hangman’s Hill and Go Figure – all re-mastered and repackaged - plus two additional CDs of unreleased studio recordings and live performances, mostly featuring songs not available on the studio CDs - as well, of course, as a fat, definitive, book of photographs, memorabilia, drawings, documents and recollections by the main actors.
ReR released the first Peter Blegvad Trio LP in 1988 and since then there's been a...

Paul Bley has been a monster of the modern jazz movement/avant-garde since the mid 50s. Remember, the earliest recordings of Ornette are when Ornette was a part of Paul's band, and he's only developed from there!

This has the albums Sonor...

Limited edition of only 1,000 copies made. This sounds pretty amazing: "This is a 3CD compilation of the rare and beautiful complete works of Chile-based Blops. If you think you like El Congreso, if you love Kissing Spell and Embrujo, you will adore...

This is all five of the band's albums: Gorilla, The Doughnut In Granny's Greenhouse, Tadpoles, Keynsham and Let's Make Up And Be Friendly.
Essential, quintessentially British music and humor and a great outfit for their time.

Man, I miss Lester. He used to come to DC pretty often and I loved the way he approached avant-garde music. Completely seriously, musically, but always with a twinkle in his eye (the lab coat, baby). "Trumpeter Lester Bowie was a composer and a co...

Brân (Welsh for ‘crow’) existed from 1974-1978, generally working in a folk/rock territory and releasing 3 lps. The band was noteworthy for recording all of their works sung in Welsh.

“Rise Above Relics has spent several painstaking years collating as much information and memorabilia as we possibly could, in order to bring you this definitive collection.
A Box Of Brân brings together all of the bands commercially released output, namely their three studio albums for Sain Records:...

"Trillium E is the first-ever studio recording of an Anthony Braxton opera. The deluxe four-disc set documents this surreal and witty installment in Braxton's ongoing Trillium cycle, and includes a booklet with libretto, photos, and critical essays...

"This historic edition — Clean Feed’s one hundredth release — is a four-disc set that features two extraordinary musicians who before this session had never played together: multi-reedist Anthony Braxton and guitarist Joe Morris. “Four Improvisations (Duo

"Long Story Short, the festival organized as the 25th edition of the Unlimited Festival in Wels, Austria (November 2011) designed a festival around Peter Brötzmann's musical practice -- not a retrospective, but a representation of the contemporary...

While they last, this amazing set is $11.00 off the regular price!

Hot damn! This is 3 full discs of Jack's BBC recordings, most of which have not be legitimately released before! You get: (the incredible) 9/18/71 show done for the Harmony Row tour with Jack, Graham Bond, Chris Spedding, Art Themen and John Marshall, the 8/10/71 and 6/26/78 sessions with Jack, John Surman and Jon Hiseman, the BBC TV show by the Bruce/Carla Bley band from 6/6/75 and the 4/14/77 session by Jack, Hughie Burns

This is the complete (and beyond!) over-view of the great, late 70s, high quality jazz/rock band that monster drummer Bill Bruford led during the late 70s, after stints in Yes, King Crimson, National Health and UK. This group was one of the last truly great high-water marks of fusion from the 70s, in my opinion.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I have heard grumblings that there is not a signed certificate included; Maybe there is and maybe there isn't, but you are hereby forewarned that there may not be...

"Limited Edition Four-Disc Boxed Set Includes Newly Remastered Versions Of Lick My Decals Off, Baby, The Spotlight Kid And Clear Spot, Plus An Entire Disc Of Unreleased Outtakes."

Newly remastered and sounding great, plus an extra disc of...

Nicely packaged release from composer and percussionist Alex Cline and his musical pals. This is [apparently] the final release from Cryptogrammophone (who can blame them] and this is a beautifully packaged and wonderful goodbye, if so....
Nels Cline, electric guitars
G.E. Stinson, electric guitars
Wayne Peet, electric piano, organ
Yuka C. Honda, electric keyboards, samples
Scott Walton, bass, keyboard
Chi Li, erhu, zhonghu, zheng, qin
Jeff Gauthier, electric violin..

This is five titles from Billy: Spectrum, Total Eclipse, Crosswinds, A Funky Thide Of Sings and Shabazz!

My dear, late friend Scott had a big collection of 'spoken word' albums that he inherited from his father. There was a lot of weird stuff in there, but the weirdest were the two albums he had by these two guys. The description below sums it all up...

Seven albums by this great jazz drummer from the 60s forward. The albums include Metamusician's Stomp, Nuba, Something In Return, Special People, The Navigator, X-Man, Good To Go, and includes musicians such as David S. Ware, Jimmy Lyons, Ted Daniel...

What do you need to know? This is blazing hot stuff and Johnny Mac & Jack DeJohnette is all over it. That's what you need to know!

"If the Bitches' Brew album opened the door to jazz fusion, Jack Johnson punched the door down led by guitarist John McLaughlin, Miles and the band (Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette and many others) put together a record that rocked as ferociously as any early '70s album you'd care to name. This 5-CD set that contains the complete sessions that resulted in...

"He's so tied up in his music that even his friends don't understand what he's trying to do." Miles Davis on Coltrane.

"Bottom line--this is a great set of Davis' quintet with Coltrane-tenor sax, Wynton Kelly-piano, Jimmy Cobb-drums, and Paul..

This group's 1st, self-titled album is classic progressive/fusion release by a quartet instrumental Italian band. Fender Rhodes piano/synths/cello, guitar/tenor sax, bass & drums. Like a bit less adventurous version of The Muffins circa Manna/Mirage, it's a minor jazz-rock classic.

"Less known to the Italian prog fans than many other far more acclaimed colleagues, the Piedmontese band Dedalus are among the most daring acts - and hence, progressive in the truest sense of the word - of the '70s...

A quintet of albums by the legendary British singer packaged together in a slim-line slipcase. Includes
The North Star Grassman & The Ravens
Like An Old Fashioned Waltz
Gold Dust : Live 1977

"Odyssey is the definitive compendium of solo trumpet music by Bill Dixon, as compiled by the artist. Dixon (1925-2010) was known primarily for his small and large ensemble masterpieces of the decades between Intents and Purposes (1967) and Tapestries (2009). While he appeared infrequently in solo performances, he was continually evolving in studio through these years a remarkably nuanced and powerful solo music -- especially during the mid-1970s, as a counterpart to daily work with student orchestras...

"Bill Dixon organized and produced the October Revolution in Jazz in New York City and founded the Jazz Composers Guild. He was relatively little recorded during this period, though he co-led some releases with Archie Shepp and appeared on Cecil...

I remember buying the 1st CD in this set, Parallel Worlds, when Dave was still a member of Doctor Nerve and this was his first solo album and being rather amazed at just what a great bandleader this guy who I only knew as 'a trumpeter' was! Shows you...

Compiles FIVE of Bob's NINE solo CDs, with a disc of rarities and outtakes included, JUST SO the fans will want to spring for this.

"This includes Bob's solo CDs Little Black Train, The Skull Mailbox and Other Horrors, XIII Songs and a Thing, The Shunned Country, & Bob's Drive-In, plus a specially curated collection of a sturdy box w/ cover & spine art.
Like Bob's most recent album Arx Pilosa (2016), much of the material on the CDs in this box set are so remarkable it's..

“Factory Benelux presents a deluxe edition of Without Mercy, the fourth studio album by cult Manchester group The Durutti Column, originally issued in 1984 and widely regarded as Vini Reilly's most ambitious album. In 1983, Durutti Column mentor/manager Tony Wilson asked Vini Reilly to abandon fleeting guitar miniatures in favor of a long-form modern classical piece. The result was an ambitious 20 minute instrumental suite, Without Mercy, performed by core Durutti duo Vini Reilly and Bruce Mitchell...

"Music For Installations is a collection of new, rare and previously unreleased tracks. All of the material was recorded by Eno for use in his installations covering the period from 1986 until the present (and beyond). Over this time he has emerged as the leading exponent of generative music worldwide and is recognized as one of the foremost audio-visual installation artists of his time.
Musician, artist, thinker, activist Brian Eno first came to international prominence in the early '70s as a...

"...the folk guitar-playing equivalent of William Burroughs or Bukowski. (Fahey) had a real edge to him."-Pete Townshend

This thing is huge (lp-sized) and lovely. This is one of the nicest boxes you can imagine - as nice as the Revenant Ayler...

A quintet of albums by the legendary British folk-rock ensemble packaged together in a slim-line slipcase. Includes
Fairport Convention
What We Did On Our Holidays
Liege & Lief
Full House

A quintet of albums by the legendary British folk-rock ensemble packaged together in a slim-line slipcase. Includes
Angel Delight
Babbacombe Lee
Rising For The Moon

While this goes up to 1974, the vast majority of these 69 tracks are from 1970 and earlier.
"2007 four CD box set that includes all of the British Folk legends' surviving BBC radio recordings, which were taped between 1967 and 1974. It was thought...

"The Complete Collection of studio albums from 2004 to 2013 by the masters of cinematic and melodic symphonic rock :
Adam & Eve
Paradox Hotel - parts 1 and 2
The Sum Of No Evil
Banks Of Eden
Desolation Rose
Includes three bonus discs with almost three hours of extra music."

Co-led by the great guitarist Jan Akkerman and keyboardist Thijs Van Leer, Focus are the best known Dutch progressive rock band, thanks to their 'novelty hit' Hocus Pocus. Novelty or not, it was a great song with unbelievable hot solos, and was one of the first progressive rock tunes to be a hit in the USA (and certainly was the first basically instrumental progressive rock hit).
This is all of their albums at a bargain price (and especially a bargain when you consider how hard it has been to find,,,

The Giorgio Gaslini box includes the albums Murales, New Orleans Suite, Free Actions, Graffiti, Sharing, Live at the Public Theatre in New York, Ecstasy, Four Pieces, Indian Suite, Monodrama, and Skies of China.

Some of the musicians appearing...

Self-released by the ex-members of the band, ths double set consists of one CD of mostly very early, unreleased material (circa their 1st album) and one CD of demos and studio rehearsals. Nicely packaged, with a large booklet, this is ...