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Terje Rypdal - electric guitar, synthesizer, soprano saxophone
Torbjørn Sunde - trombone
Brynjulf Blix - organ
Sveinung Hovensjø - bass guitar
Svein Christiansen - drums
Swedish Radio Jazz Group

Many of you know I think..

Here's a brief recap of Namlook, for those not aware of his work (he was very active in the 90s and into the early 00s.

"If most artists in contemporary electronica are like islands unto themselves, turning out tracks in relative anonymity, Pete "Namlook" Kuhlmann was a whole continent. A dizzyingly prolific composer who steadily built up an entire industry around his Frankfurt-based Fax label, Namlook's name was inextricably linked with the post-rave resurgence of ambient music number among the...

The second in a series of three collecting everything that can be collected by this duo. Here's a brief recap of Namlook, for those not aware of his work (he was very active in the 90s and into the early 00s).

"If most artists in contemporary electronica are like islands unto themselves, turning out tracks in relative anonymity, Pete "Namlook" Kuhlmann was a whole continent. A dizzyingly prolific composer who steadily built up an entire industry around his Frankfurt-based Fax label, Namlook's...

"Complex re-release of the most remarkable and worldwide sought after series "The Dark Side Of The Moog" by German electronic pioneers Klaus Schulze and Pete Namlook (aka Peter Kuhlmann) in three slip lid boxsets, each with 5 CDs, incl. bonus material and new linernotes. The third box contains Vol. 9 to Vol. 11 and two bonus CDs. The relationship between Klaus and Pete and the exchange of ideas was unorthodox from the beginning of their co-operation, in that they rarely met personally...

A Sea of Faces
Down Home New York
Little Red Moon
California Meeting
"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. Archie Shepp - The Complete Remastered Recordings features four discs in slipcases with original album artwork housed in a clamshell box."

Bridget St John was one of the first acts signed to John Peel's legendary Dandelion Records. Cherry Red are re-releasing her first three albums with several bonus tracks. The first two albums also feature John Martyn playing guitar on some tracks...

Four late period Ra sets. Three with the Arkestra and one with Ra in a quartet with Billy Bang, John Ore and Andrew Cyrille!
The albums included are Reflections In Blue, Hours After, Mayan Temples and A Tribute To Stuff Smith

This is two shows by Tangerine Dream recorded between 1978 and 1980. The sound quality is very good for what this is and big fans will be thrilled by this.

"Featuring recordings made at the Palais des Congres, Paris in March 1978 and at the Palast der Republik, East Berlin in January 1980, this 4 CD set has been compiled with the official approval of Tangerine Dream and features two concerts that were voted as some of the finest bootlegs in existence in a recent poll of fans....

"Cecil Taylor is generally acknowledged as one of the pioneers of free jazz. His music is characterized by an extremely energetic, physical approach, producing complex improvised sounds, frequently involving tone clusters and intricate polyrhythms....

Long awaited release of all recordings of This Heat, this includes remastered versions of their self-titled first (aka Blue and Yellow), Deceit, Health & Effeciency (padded out to a longer length with a second version of the drone piece), Made Availabl...

This is 7 albums by Theadgill's legendary Air trio as well as his earliest solo recordings.

"Henry Threadgill is an American composer, saxophonist and flautist. One of the most important composers and arrangers in avant-garde jazz, Threadgill...

Asmus Tietchens is a German electronic synthesist and musician whose interests in experimental music and musique concrète began during childhood. He began recording sound experiments in 1965 with electronic musical instruments, synthesizers, and tape...

"9 CDs featuring the best of the European Jazz scene in 1970; 10 hours with the complete music from all three festival concerts; 32-page booklet with brilliant concert pictures - previously unseen!"
Disc 1:
German Jazz Festival Big Band - Introduction
German Jazz Festival Big Band - Intoxication
German Jazz Festival Big Band - Jazzminers Dance In Frankfurt
German Jazz Festival Big Band - Palazzo Blue
Dave Pike Set - Attack Of The Green Misers
Dave Pike Set - Turn Around, M

"New Jazz recorded live at the Altena New Jazz Meetings from 1972 and 1973. 8-CD Box (27 x 27 cm) with two 28-page booklets. More than 8 hours of exciting and adventurous New Jazz recorded live at the Altena New Jazz Meetings from 1972 and 1973. Featuring TWO books with concert pictures and newspaper clippings (in German and English)!"
Disc 1:
Dobrowolski & Bednarek - Performance Part 1
Dobrowolski & Bednarek - Fara / Allegretto / Exodus
Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of Breath - Call....

"With 63 tracks and a total running time of just under four hours, Dust On The Nettles examines the metamorphosis that British folk underwent during the late 1960s, when the influence of psychedelia and the counterculture saw the idiom being twisted...

Really nice set that quite thoroughly documents one of the most sought-after labels of the 1960s and tells the story as best as can be told so many years and so many drugs after the fact. Worth it for the book alone, but much (not all) of the music is...

"Box with 11 CDs featuring the best of the New Jazz scene from Europe and the USA in 1974/75; 13 hours of music recorded live inside the cave at Balve, West Germany 32-page booklet with concert pictures, posters, flyers and newspaper clippings (in German and English)."
Disc 1:
Contact Trio - Improvisation
Brötzmann; van Hove; Bennink - Improvisation 1
Brötzmann; van Hove; Bennink - Improvisation 2
Brötzmann; van Hove; Bennink - Improvisation 3
Brötzmann; van Hove; Bennink....

"Bill Graham’s Fillmore East Last Three Nights, featuring major artists; Albert King, J. Geils Band, Edgar Winter, Mountain, the Beach Boys, Allman Brothers Band & Country Joe McDonald, June 1971.
The Fillmore East opened in Manhattan in March 1968. Over the next three years it hosted almost every major rock artist of the era, as well as giants of soul, blues, folk, gospel and jazz.
Bill Graham decided to close it in June 1971, but before doing so he assembled a remarkable 3-day bill featuring..

“This remarkable 6 CD collection captures many of San Francisco s best psychedelic bands at the peak of their powers, between 1966 and 1968. Featuring live performances from legendary venues, the set encompasses major stars like the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and the Doors, cult heroes like Captain Beefheart and Moby Grape, and ultra obscurities like the Final Solution and the Initial Shock. Recorded at legendary venues; The Fillmore, Avalon Ballroom, Carousel Ballroom & The Matrix and originally...

Pianist/bandleader/composer Mal Waldron had a long career, from the 50s with Billie Holiday and Charles Mingus to 60s work with Eric Dolphy to expatriate work in Germany in electric settings (check his incredible work on electric piano on Embryo's...

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"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. Kenny Wheeler - The Complete Remastered Recordings features five discs in slipcases with original album artwork housed in a clamshell box."

I don't think I can state that the WSQ were the first sax quartet in jazz, but they were the ones who set the standard for what became a standard line up in jazz; when they started in the 70s and it became apparent that they meant this as a regular...