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Classic loud and heavy album by Jeff Beck (one of Jeff's heaviest) with the rhythm section of Vanilla Fudge.

Gordon Beck - piano
Jeff Clyne - bass
Tony Oxley - drums

A great album, rescued from the mists of time almost 50 years later! First-ever reissue!

"Pianist / composer Gordon Beck, one of the true forefathers of modern British and European Jazz, has been a source of inspiration and musical joy to Jazz connoisseurs since the 1960s. His formidable technique and more importantly overwhelming musicality are completely unique and unrivaled. This, his 4th recording as a leader, deserves a.

"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...

Gordon Beck (piano)
John McLaughlin (guitar)
Jeff Clyne (bass)
Tony Oxley (drums)
Joy Marshall (vocals)
This is very nice, lightly swinging jazz standards. John gets one solo. Don't buy this expecting Extrapolation or Bitches Brew, but still, LOOK AT THIS BAND!

"Gordon Beck, English jazz pianist and composer, broke onto the London scene in the early 1960s joining the Tubby Hayes group in 1962. Forming his own succession of groups from 1965 onwards. A subsequent 26 album car

"When it was originally released in June 1969, Beck-Ola, the Jeff Beck Group's second album, featured a famous sleeve note on its back cover: "Today, with all the hard competition in the music business, it's almost impossible to come up with anything totally original. So we haven't. However, this LP was made with the accent on heavy music. So sit back and listen and try and decide if you can find a small place in your heads for it." Beck was reacting to the success of peers and competitors like Cream and...

What a guitarist! What a band! (Just Terry Bozzio-drums and Tony Hymas on keyboards! That's all!)
After a long time away, Jeff came back with this one in the late 80s; I remember seeing him do the song "Sling Shot" which is on here with this band...

"There and Back, Jeff Beck's first new studio album in four years, found him moving from old keyboard partner Jan Hammer (three tracks) to new one Tony Hymas (five), which turned out to be the difference between competition and support. Hence, the...

The 2nd of the three 'fusion' albums released by Beck in the mid 70s, while in thrall to the Mahavishnu Orchestra, which was a surprising but very satisfying path for a 'rock' guitarist to go down. And he did it with class and style. A classic!

"Released in 1976, Jeff Beck's Wired contains some of the best jazz-rock fusion of the period. Wired is generally more muscular, albeit less-unique than its predecessor, Blow by Blow. Joining keyboardist Max Middleton, drummer Richard Bailey, and producer..

“Following the success of his 1975 album Blow By Blow, in May 1976, Jeff Beck returned to the studio and recorded Wired, which paired ex-Mahavishnu Orchestra drummer and composer Narada Michael Walden, and keyboardist Jan Hammer. The album employed a jazz-rock fusion style, which sounded similar to the former work of his two collaborators.
To promote the record, Beck joined forces with the Jan Hammer Group and embarked on a seven-month-long world tour, mainly playing North American dates (Beck was...

This was recorded in 1977 and is Jeff's most over the top jazz-rock fusion blowout. It features tunes from Blow by Blow, Wired and Jan's The First Seven Days. A classic of over the top mid/late 70s fusion.


Joe Beck is a relatively well-known jazz guitarist. What you and I didn't know is that in 1968 he cut a psychedelic album for Verve. Lots of wah-wah guitar work from Joe and guests including Danny Whitten of Crazy Horse (pre Neil Young)! A pretty good...

Harry Beckett: trumpet, flugelhorn
Ray Russell: guitar
Brian Miller: piano, electric piano, synthesizer
Darryl Runswick: bass, bass guitar
Nigel Morris: drums
Martin David: congas

This is the first-ever CD issue of Harry’s fourth solo album, from 1975 and it features a joyful electric jazz, with half of the original line-up (Brian Miller & Nigel Morris) and Ray Russell totally SMOKIN’ on lead.

“It’s been a real Joy to bring this long-lost classic back to life....

This is a solo synthesizer/keyboard release; the closest to space music as Bedford ever got!

"David Bedford was originally commissioned to write Great Equatorial as part of the celebrations surrounding the renovation of the room containing the Great Equatorial Telescope at Greenwich Observatory, in London. Just ten minutes in length, his initial vision was subsequently expanded into six movements totaling a little over one hour, a vast and sweeping suite that defies ready categorization. The...

David Bedford was an up and coming 'contemporary music composer' before he somehow signed up with Kevin Ayers' Whole World, becoming their keyboardist and becoming intertwined with the oddball side of the rock music world, working with Mike Oldfield

As the CD liner notes suggest, this release was another successful attempt by Bedford to fuse elements of classical and progressive rock music". This brief interpretation of Homer's epic story has somewhat more of a rock feel than "Mariner", but the ha...

“This CD, on the 'Voiceprint' label, features four previously unreleased recordings by a couple of notable figures from the 'prog rock'/avant garde music scene of the early 1970s - David Bedford and Tom Newman.
David Bedford was a man of many musical talents, composing music for the concert hall, as well as arranging for, and performing on, many esoteric albums by artists such as Roy Harper, the Edgar Broughton Band and, most notably, Kevin Ayers (in his band 'The Whole World') and Mike Oldfield...

“Written in 1970 on a commission from The London Sinfonietta for a 'Third Stream' concert, THE GARDEN OF LOVE is scored for a "classical" quintet, rock group with vocal solo, and "six beautiful dancing girls".
The essential idea is clever. Composer David Bedford starts with a melodic germ which is only heard in fragments throughout the aggressively ugly eighteen minute instrumental beginning section. After an extreme of cacophony is reached, the melody is finally heard in its entirety in a closing...

My old pal Shawn Persinger (guitarist/leader of Boud Deun) recently played at SXSW and he was part of a local 'weirdo bands' showcase and he played with a bunch of great bands, all of whom he told to contact us and all of whom were great and Bee vs...

My old pal Shawn Persinger (guitarist/leader of Boud Deun) recently played at SXSW and he was part of a local 'weirdo bands' showcase and he played with a bunch of great bands, all of whom he told to contact us and all of whom were great and Bee vs...


"Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce a 2CD ANTHOLOGY by the classic Scottish Progressive Rock group BEGGARS OPERA. Drawing on material from the band’s first four albums, recorded for the legendary Vertigo label, "NIMBUS” features 27...

"Behind the Shadow Drops is the new solo endeavor from Takaakira 'Taka' Goto, founding guitarist and composer of iconic Japanese experimental rock group, MONO.
Established in 2016, Behind the Shadow Drops combines Goto's disparate but commensurate interests in many different forms of music, most notably ambient, trip-hop, industrial minimalism, and modern classical.
Recorded at Goto's home studio and mixed with esteemed producer and percussionist, John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea and Cake...

Colin Marston: Warr guitar
Mike Lerner: guitar guitar
Jason Bauers: percussion

So, look. This thing is amazing. BTA have always been amazing, but in the past, they’ve been recognizably ‘metal’. Now? Well, the guitars are heavy as always, of course and they move at the speed of light, but latest drummer Jason Bauers has brought his experience as a classical percussionist to the fore here and this is like the unlikely, unwanted, and completely insane meeting of thorny, ‘modern contemporary.

"Heavy period-synth float with bare accompaniment, thankfully just-pre DX-7."

"A series of three pieces/suites; "Leapday Night", "A Traveler's Dream Journal", and "Interspecies Smalltalk" involving Rhys Chatham/Ben Neill (on trumpet/mutantrumpet), Fluxus mainstay Takehisa Kosugi (violin), and David Behrman himself on electronics. Behrman creates thickly layered liquid sounds utilizing this complex computer music system which absorbs, actually hears, the sounds of instrumentalists, and then plays..

David Behrman has been active as a composer and artist since the 1960s. Over the years he has made sound and multimedia installations for gallery spaces as well as musical compositions. Sam Behrman and Siegfried Sassoon met in 1920, when Behrman, then ...

This has David working with interactive computer software & Ben Neill's ''mutantrumpet'', plus for interweaving/overlapping of simple musical phrases. [Experimental Intermedia]

Cellist Maya Beiser’s latest, Uncovered, is an album of classic rock tunes re-imagined and re-contextualized in stunning and multi-layered performances. Consisting almost entirely of Beiser’s multi-tracked cello with drums and bass added by...

"Fall 2005: While on a tour of France, Marie-Soleil Bélanger (who compulsively loves water) and Normand Guilbeault (a salt fan) had the chance to visit Guérande (Britanny) and its salt marsh. The two musicians were presented with a strange landscape...

This is a quite good, sort of avant-garde electric jazz performed by the leader on keyboards, plus guitar, bass, drums, 3 saxophonists and a trumpeter.

"Throughout the last few years, I’ve found myself listening to more and more jazz from Spain. Bands such as El Tubo Elàstico and On The Raw have thoroughly impressed me, and now add Canarian Juan Belda and his Bit Band...
I’m struck at all times with how timeless the music is, paradoxically evoking classic sounds of Miles Davis, Ornette...

Beledo's MoonJune Records debut, 'Dreamland Mechanism,' is a star-studded, multifarious affair. Supported by a cast of modern progressive jazz-fusion luminaries (featuring the likes of Gary Husband, Dewa Budjana and Lincoln Goines, for starters), the Uruguayan-born, NYC transplant guitar maestro puts not only his virtuosic guitar playing on display, but also his enormous talents on a variety of instruments, in a session with more twists, turns and surprises than an Agatha Christie novel!...

BELEDO - guitars, acoustic piano, synth
TONY LEVIN - upright bass, bass guitar
KENNY GROHOWSKI - drums
with special guests
JORGE CAMIRUAGA - vibraphone (1, 4)
KEAROMA RANTAO - vocals (2)
BORIS SAVOLDELLI - vocals (6)

“BELEDO a Uruguayan born, NYC based multi-instrumentalist, predominantly guitarist and pianist, who grew up in Montevideo and was a prominent player on the jazz scene in his native Uruguay, is joined by drummer Kenny Grohowski, who in addition to...

This reissue of this very rare 1974 kozmigroove classic features the trumpeter/leader with a nonet, including sax, trombone, electric piano, Moog, bass, drums and percussion.

"A lost classic of funky jazz fusion, 1970s-vintage! If only this CD..

Gregg Belisle-Chi Acoustic Guitar

"Koi is simply one of the best guitar records I’ve heard in ages, with Gregg Belisle‐Chi’s steel‐string acoustic interpretations of Tim Berne’s compositions a special feat. Gregg – with flawless technique and sensitivity – has transcended the distance between Tim’s alto saxophone and the guitar to make a new, fresh and wonderful music.” — ANDY SUMMERS

The compositions of saxophonist/bandleader Tim Berne have earned renown for their intensely kinetic...

"The second solo CD by Citizen Cain's keyboard player Stewart Bell. The album, called "The Antechamber Of Being (Part 2) – Stories From The Antechamber" is a Prog Rock opera featuring contributions from five vocalists; Simone Rossetti (of The Watch), Arjen Anthony Lucassen (of Ayreon), Phil Allen (of Citizen Cain), Bekah Mhairi Comrie and Stewart Bell himself. Each of the vocalists play a different character in the story.
In this second part of Stewart Bell's epic trilogy of concept albums we are...

A great set in the classic Ornette 4tet vein, mixed with a Brit-jazz feel! I dont know any of these players (Roberto-double bass, Claude Deppa-trumpet, Jason Yarde-alto & soprano sax & Brian Abrahams-drums), but all play fabulously well. [SLAM]

"Born in 1963, Avi Belleli is one of the Middle East’s most notable and successful composers. He is best known as the leader, songwriter, vocalist and bass player for the Tel Aviv-based rock band, The Tractor’s Revenge, who have made seven albums on...


“Bassist/composer Bryan Beller (The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani, Dethklok, Steve Vai) presents a sweeping, epic-scale modern progressive double concept album that asks the question: When the storm comes for us, the big one after which things will not be the same, who are we and what do we become in those defining moments? What do we keep, and what do we let go?
"Scenes From The Flood" employs an all-star cast of 26 musicians to explores themes of ambition and loss, intentionality and reality, hope and..

Bassist Bryan Beller has worked with a number of artists (Steve Vai, Wayne Kramer), but is probably best known for his decade with Mike Keneally. This is his first solo, and it's exceedingly impressive. "There are some people who are so good at so many...

"A raw, powerful, intimate live document of the Bryan Beller Band 2010 touring lineup playing a 45-minute set at The Baked Potato in Los Angeles, plus two bonus tracks from other shows. Rick Musallam (guitar), Griff Peters (guitar), Mike Keneally...

Ilia Belorukov alto saxophone
Gabriel Ferrandini drums and percussion

"There’s souls in the world who, no matter the distance between them, seem destined to meet: alto saxophonist Ilia Belorukov is from Saint Petersburg and drummer Gabriel Ferrandini has Lisbon as his home. Their respective backgrounds, their cultures and the music scenes they belong to couldn’t be more different, and yet, they’re soul brothers. Yes, they share the same disquietness announced by the title of this album, but...


Poised somewhere between mid-1970's King Crimson and electric Miles with John McLaughlin, this new project by drummer Gregg Bendian, guitarist G.E. Stinson, violinist Jeff Gauthier and bassist Steuart Liebig explores angular groove and subtle soundscapes while exploding all the old models of improv and jazz/rock.

"Digitally remastered edition of this 1968 album. Bengali Bauls are a group of mystic minstrels from Bengal, which includes the Indian state of West Bengal and the country of Bangladesh. They can often be identified by their distinctive clothes and musical instruments but not much is known of their origin. Bauls use a number of musical instruments the most common is the Ektara, a one stringed plucked drum drone instrument, others include the Dotara a fretless lute. The Bauls were the three guys standing...

“Super rare psychedelic folk lp from 1969, which with Shide & Acorn and Parameter is one of only three genuine Psychedelic Folk lps privately issued in England in that authentic era. Only 70 copies were made by Hollick and Taylors custom pressing plant.
Very little was known about this lp and until this edition and it had been thought of as a solo folk lp; very very WRONG. It’s a band, and completely in the hallucinogenic and magical english Incredible String Band and Donovan style, with mystical....

"Remastered and expanded two CD edition. Beyond the Fringe was a British comedy stage revue written and performed by Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Alan Bennett, and Jonathan Miller. It played in London's West End and then in America, both on tour and on New York's Broadway in the early 1960s. Hugely successful, it is widely regarded as seminal to the rise of satirical comedy in 1960s Britain.
The show was conceived in 1960 by an Oxford graduate, Robert Ponsonby, artistic director for the Edinburgh...

"Han Bennink is one of the founding figures of European improvised music; longtime musical partner of Misha Mengelberg and co-founder of the Instant Composer Pool (ICP). Recorded for Germany's Radio Bremen in 1973, in the period when Bennink was...

"Duet collaboration with long time friend and music partner, wind instrumentalist, Didier Malherbe who formed the band Gong with David Allen. Live in Paris was recorded at one of Paris' most famous Jazz venues, the New Morning Club. Both unclassifiable...

“Bent Knee's musicianship is superb, with vocals to die for, an interesting new turn at every corner, and never a dull moment. Highly recommended.” – Bill Bruford

“Say So resoundingly demonstrates the increasing refinement and confidence of a group that doesn’t quite fit any conventional pigeonhole, with emphatic crunch, a knack for complexity, mixed with lively wit.” – The Boston Globe