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“AYCH features three of the finest improvisers working today: saxophonist Jim Hobbs; guitarist Mary Halvorson; and cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum. All three come with stellar pedigrees and experience in guitarist/bassist Joe Morris' ensembles, plus Halvorson and Bynum were schooled at the knee of Anthony Braxton. Their previous recording together was last year's Bynum Sextet session, Apparent Distance (Firehouse 12, 2011).
Seven of the twelve tracks presented here are group improvisations, the remaining ...

This is 5 of his classic Harvest/EMI albums at $5.00 each! Includes Joy Of A Toy, Shooting At The Moon, Whatevershebringswesing, Bananamour, The Confessions Of Dr. Dream And Other Stories, all of which are among his very best releases. A great intro to a great talent.

"2007 release of the first album in 15 Years from the pioneer of British psychedelia and it's a corker! The sessions include contributions from artists Ayers has inspired, like Teenage Fanclub, Bill Wells (of the Bill Wells Trio), Euros Childs (from Gorky

"2007 release of the first album in 15 Years from the pioneer of British psychedelia and it's a corker! The sessions include contributions from artists Ayers has inspired, like Teenage Fanclub, Bill Wells (of the Bill Wells Trio), Euros Childs (from Gorky

Found a few of these hiding in a warehouse. Long out of print. Last time ever on this wonderful release from the wonderful, now gone, Reel Recordings label.

Collated from a number of boxes of home recordings left at Lady June's house after Kevin moved out and they were saved from the rubbish bin by G.F. Fitz-Gerald. While the sound quality is generally surprisingly excellent, this is definitely geared towards folks who are already fans. But if you are a big fan of his 1969-1974 solo works, then...

"Albert Ayler's trio with Gary Peacock and Sunny Murray is best known for the July 10, 1964, recording of Spiritual Unity, the album that made both Ayler and ESP-Disk' famous when it was released in 1965. A decade after that, in 1975, ESP-Disk' also released, as Prophecy, the first documentation of the group, recorded a month before Spiritual Unity by Canadian poet Paul Haines at a concert at a 91st Street club. These Cellar Café recordings are augmented here beyond the five cuts from the original...

Recorded July 25th, 1970 during Ayler's final concert series. Quite good sound quality for something was sitting in the vaults for 35 years and a minor revelation! Albert Ayler (tenor saxophone, soprano, musette, vocal); Allen Blairman (drums); Steve...

"Impulse! Is celebrating their 50th anniversary with several re-issues including a collection of “2-fers," two albums on one compact disc. This is one of the most interesting of the bunch, because it contains two relative rarities by the free-jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler. I'll risk the wrath of the cognoscenti by stating up front that I think Love Cry was one of Ayler's finest LP's. Released in 1967 with Ayler on tenor and alto saxophones, Donald Ayler on trumpet, Call Cobbs on piano and harpsichord...

"Albert Ayler's Spirits Rejoice was recorded at Albury Judson Hall (now Cami Hall) on West 57th Street in New York City, by engineer David Hancock . This recording, which was recorded at 30 IPS, rather than the customary 15 IPS to achieve the highest p...

In my opinion, if you have to pick one album to answer the question of "What was Albert Ayler's music all about?", this is that album. As Chip Stern said, "This clocks in at only 29:31, but I guarantee you won't spend a more intense half-hour in your life."

"This 50th Anniversary Expanded Edition includes as a bonus the track briefly substituted for "Spirits" on an early vinyl edition. It is the same tune known as "Vibrations" on the album of that title on Arista/Freedom (aka Ghosts when issued...

This radio performance, from Hilversum, Holland, November 9, 1964, is the last known recording by Albert's most famous early quartet: Albert Ayler-tenor sax, Don Cherry-cornet, Gary Peacock-bass and Sunny Murray...

Somehow I don't think Ayuo was thinking of Ameri"The creator of two of the most fascinating releases on the New Japan series (Izutsu and Red Moon) now turns his hand to one of the most curious of all Japanese musical forms, the Noh play. Mixing the....

''Ayuo (whose name translates as Fish-Light) is one of the most enigmatic figures in Japan, as unique a figure as Moondog, Sun Ra or Haino Keiji, with whom he occasionally collaborates. Ayuo's music is a delicate balance of world music traditions, new ...

Ayuo is one of Japans great originals, having walked his own unusual path for over twenty years. His second CD for Tzadik is a charming and hypnotic collaboration with one of Japans most beautiful vocalists, pop star Ohta Hiromi. Touching upon various ...


“Illinois based instrumental trio AZIOLA CRY is Jason Blake on Warr Guitar, Mike Milaniak on guitar, and Tommy Murray on drums. The trio released their debut album, Ellipsis, in 2005, followed by Ghost Conversations in 2007. The group has performed with bands such as Behold… The Arctopus, Don Caballero, Tiles, Far Corner, and others, while appearing at progressive rock festivals including M.A.R.S. Fest and more.
Closing a nearly fourteen-year gap between albums, 2021 sees the return of AZIOLA CRY as...

“"AnimAcusticA" is the second live album by Il Bacio della Medusa, a progressive rock band from Perugia, Umbria, considered one of the Italian prog leading bands of the recent decades. After the stylistic change impressed in the eclectic "Seme*", their last studio album released in 2018, one year later they decided to try an acoustic experiment: a successful move, as showed by this new release.
"AnimAcusticA" was recorded live on Saturday 19 October 2019; the event, organized by Trasimeno Prog, was...

"Jeremy Beck has created a special kind of musical world; one which combines hope with a gentle sadness and nostalgia. It is the kind that you glimpse upon waking on a Sunday morning and seeing a steady rain in the garden, knowing that you can go right...

Earth and Fire were an early 70's Dutch progressive band. This 1973 album was their 3rd release, and is generally agreed by all to be their best, along with their second. The band featured vocalist Jerney Kaagman, who has a clear, soaring voice...

"Impossible to find jazz/soul/funk monster by Fusión, issued in Chile in 1975 by ALBA (ALD-041)—a fulsome combination of funk, electric jazz, and soul, with Latin roots. Bassist Enrique Luna had lived and studied art in New York, and knew first-hand...

“Anganok was a mini opera written with San Francisco artist Spoonman, in 1991. The opera was performed only a few times and was not recorded. However, the instrumental track and an early rehearsal with Spoonman's vocals exist. The instrumental track had been pilfered for other uses (such as incidental music for the Uncle Willie companion CD), and an excerpt of the instrumental track was included as part of the fourth disc of Our Tired, Our Poor, Our Huddled Masses.
In 2009 both the full instrumental