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This is a 1968 CLASSIC!

“The C.A. Quintet’s journey to Hades burned hot enough to melt the ice in their frigid Minnesota environs. A coveted collectable since the psychedelic record collecting disaster whirl first started over 30 years ago, Trip Thru Hell (1968) is rightly regarded as the epitome of local psych-cum-garage rising above its humble roots into something truly monolithic. Evolving from the local circuit into a hellish beast of keyboards, lysergic lyrics, trippy guitars and even subtle..

"Caamora is a partnership of Clive Nolan (Pendragon/Neo) and Agnieszka Swita in a lavish and creative collaboration. They provide the artistic nucleus to an extravagant and imaginative musical experience. The "Walk On Water" EP includes new material...

This is packaged in a very simple cardboard sleeve, as if it were an EP, but this is a full length, new album by the latest band of Pierre Vervloesem (X-Legged Sally, Flat Earth Society). Perhaps a bit more raucous and wild than before (hey - a simple...

Roberto Cacciapaglia made two amazingly great, space / minimal albums in the late 70s / early 80s.

This is his latest, released in 2014, which is still systems music, but it is more 'romantic' sounding and performed on solo piano ala some of Phillip Glass' piano works.

It's good. It isn't fabulous (at least not for this old minimalist), but we have a tiny number of copies at a relatively very low price for fans and completists.

This was a very obscure double album opera from the early 1980's.

Pretty amazing, 50-year old archival find in pretty amazingly good sound.
This is John Tchicai and Finn von Eyben's group together after the last version of the New York Art Quartet broke up.
Hugo Steinmetz (trumpet)
Kim Menzer (trombone)
John Tchicai, Karsten Vogel (alto saxophones)
Steffen Andersen, Finn von Eyben (basses)
Bo Thrige Andersen (drums)
Giorgio Musoni (percussion)

"Saxophonist John Tchicai returned home to Denmark in 1966 after four years in

This is a pretty great, very, very rare album from Italy. Using a lineup of acoustic piano, electric bass and drums, this has the sound of a jazz trio playing progressive rock. The music swings at points but there's too much 'trickery' and stop/start...

“Not so much a follow-up as a new beginning. A Chicken to Hug sees the reformation of spiritual folk-rockers Caedmon for the first time since 1978's rare self-titled nugget.
Though they open the ceremony with an unrecorded late 70's song, 'Peace in the Fire', the mature rock songwriting that follows is not what fans might expect. There's yearning balladry (4 Winds Blow), Pentangling folk-jazz (Waltzing Home), hi-life (Ouagadougou), even a lilting ska developed out of a ticking clock (Time Flies)....

Tokyo playwright, director and artist J.A. Caesar sprang to prominence in the early '70s largely through his work with Shuji Terayama's Tenjo Sajiki Theatre, specializing in vaguely sinister music reminiscent of a Hammer House Of Horrors soundtrack...

The debut CD from a quartet from Brasil who fuse the popular music of Northeast Brazilian music with jazz, bits of Andean folk music and perhaps even a touch of chamber music. Two guys handle drums and percussion and the other two are utility...

“Jean-Hervé, Zappi, and Steve Pittis recorded their interpretations of Radio Music independently in 2007 and 2010. They all felt it important to keep to the score as much as possible, given the obvious ambiguities of having to adapt it from John Cage's original 1956 score. These recordings were released as a 10" vinyl EP and sold out instantly, so here they are on CD format with some extras.
During "lockdown", it was obviously impossible to get together and perform, so an "ensemble" version culled...

"This double-CD set combines two of the key titles of Columbia Records’s legendary “Music of Our Time” series curated by David Behrman. Jeanne Kirstein’s recording of Cage’s early keyboard works remains a touchstone of Cagean interpretation...

Pianist Faton is undoubtably best known as a member of Magma during their early years, performing with them on their first two albums, and especially shinning on 1001 Centigrades. Right after 1001, he and Yochk'o Seffer split from Magma to form one of ...

"Jazz pianist/composer Uri Caine adapts works by the great classical composers, applying a wide range of musical styles from jazz and soul to klezmer and drum ‘n’ bass. A fascinating sound experience features great solos by Joyce Hammann (violin), Chris..

João Mortágua alto and soprano saxophones
Carlos Azevedo piano

"Leading figures from Porto’s vibrant jazz scene, saxophonist João Mortágua and pianist Carlos Azevedo, aka Calcanhar, announce their recording debut as a duo with the release of Jump, a full-of-beans feast of playful, telekinetic dialogue, chock-a-block with unfettered improvisations and freewheeling imaginative flights.
Often divining inspiration from paintings and poems, Calcanhar opt here for a totally spontaneous...

"1974 album from the groundbreaking Alt-Rock icon and former co-leader of the Velvet Underground. This solo album was released in 1974, six years after John Cale left the foundational punk band he co-founded, the Velvet Underground. It's moody ballads and edgy pop tunes include such standout tracks as "Ship of Fools" and the album's title track."

"When John Cales was invited for the Rockpalast-Festival on October, 14th 1984, he had just released the desolate masterpiece "Music For A New Society" (1982), "Caribbean Sunset" (1983) and "John Cale Comes Alive" (1984).
Compared to the official live album, JOHN CALE's performance at the Rockpalast was far more intense, desperate and wild. He performed the songs with a very hard edge, sometimes even deconstructed them ("Heartbreak Hotel"), receiving a mixed reaction from the audience, that just had..

“What does John Cale have that the rest of us don’t; some gene that engenders infinite restlessness, a rapacious mind that is never satisfied?
For nearly 60 years, or at least since he was a young Welshman who moved to New York and joined The Velvet Underground, Cale has been reinventing his music with dazzling and inspiring regularity. Once again, here is Cale, reimagining how his music is made, sounds, and even works.
His engrossing 12-track MERCY — his first full album of new tunes in a...

Great set of two of John's performance on Rockpalast in 1984 (with his band) and 1983 (solo).

"Even today, JOHN CALE is renowned for having been a member of the Velvet Underground alongside Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker and Sterling Morrison...

Digitally remastered edition of this 1975 album from the groundbreaking Alt-Rock icon and former co-leader of the Velvet Underground. Comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. John Cale teamed up with several luminary British art rockers on the 1975 album Slow Dazzle that ranges from classic rock and roll on tracks like "Guts" and "Dirty Ass Rock 'N' Roll" to his chilling, gothic version of "Heartbreak Hotel."

“Studio demos by legends in Liverpool, Caliban play proto punk edged hard rock that conjurs elements of the Who, Stackwaddy, Third World War and Deep Purple, wild and aggressive singing and even an occasional hint of a Johnny Rottenesque sneer and Daltrey stutter.
Guitar dominated, Judas Priest once supported them, Caliban had a huge live following but never scored a recording deal. Hints of Glam mainlining Nihilism via monster riffs.”

“A historic archival discovery, this is a live recording made at the last ever gig played at the old Cavern Club in Liverpool made legendary by The Beatles; the very next day the wrecking crews moved in and demolished the club!
Caliban rip through a set of confrontational punky hard rock in front of a partly bewildered audience, heavy riffs abound in a Deep Purple meets Third World War frenzy.”

"Calicanto, one of the most important bands in the Italian folk music landscape, presents the double CD ’25 anni Calicanto’. This work is an anthology that walks through the history of the ensemble, which was born in Padova 25 years ago. By publishing...

Celebrating 25 years of activity, Calicanto has succeeded in giving back dignity to the musical tradition of Venito. The CD is released in a rich package that includes a 88 page, full color booklet that includes the texts and presentation of the songs ...

Compositions by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Elliott Carter, Louis Andriessen, & others performed by this noted contemporary group. [New Albion]

This is the first CGT album of all original material. Guests here include Tony Levin and Julie and Eric Slick, among others.

"The release of Andromeda celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the California Guitar Trio. The CGT plays a unique...

The First Decade is a very good 'best of' of the band's releases from their first 10 years, but you are really buying this for CG3 + 2! Both of these are really hard to find these days and this is a great price on the set.

After their acclaimed performance at Nearfest 2001 comes a full studio release of their collaboration with bass/stick and drums, featuring the rhythm section of King Crimson. The usual blending of great interlocking playing, this time with a strong rhythmic push, courtesy the...

The sometimes loved/sometimes reviled first solo album by Randy California released at a time when I believe that Spirit had fallen apart.

"Kaptain Kopter and the Twirlybirds is a tribute to Hendrix; on KK&T Randy California not only manages to layer the Hendrix style over covers, "Day Tripper" and "The Mother and Child Reunion" and originals "Downer" and "Devil", he does it effortlessly. Instead of simply imitating Jimi's sound, he plays it as if he knows exactly what he's doing, instead of...

“Caligonaut announces the release of his debut solo album Magnified as Giants. Caligonaut is a solo project by artist Ole Michael Bjørndal, a guitarist best known for his work with Oak, Airbag and Bjørn Riis Band. Bjørndal has composed the music, written the lyrics and also performs leadvocals and guitars.
The performers on the record include members of Wobbler, Airbag, Oak, Pymlico and Meer, and a special guest appearance by Norwegian church organ legend Iver Kleive. Magnified as Giants contains...


This isn’t from Cab’s most famous period, which was 8-10 years earler, but Cab was justifiably proud of his band, which was always filled with great musicians, and he continued making great jive and swing as long as he had his regular big band (until the late 40s).

“The Jazztory label's two-volume history covering the more obscure side of Cab Calloway's Orchestra during the 1930s and early '40s concludes with Jiveformation Please, a 50-track collection spanning 1938 to 1941.
Collectors...

Excellent second album from this fine Italian avant-progressive ensemble with more than a touch of jazz in them as well. Well played, well paced and everything just fits. Highly recommended!...

"At the end of his time in Chicago, in 1999, Brian Calvin recorded a batch of new songs with poet Devin Johnston. Designed to be an album, mostly recorded and mixed by Jim O'Rourke, who also plays bass and contributes background vocals on some cuts, they were never released, languishing in the vaults for almost two decades. Calvin and Johnston had both been members of USA, the band that recorded an LP and an EP for Drag City in the two years before this music was recorded. On the occasion of...

This 2003 remastered reissue comes in a nice digi-pack cover that contains all of the original artwork. "Camacho is one of the great Spanish folk-rock poets and this album is quite emotional, balanced between sparse acoustic guitar and vocals songs and...

The Camberwell Now were led by Charles Hayward, the drumming/vocalist mastermind behind This Heat, and was the band that he formed immediately after This Heat broke up.
They were released an album and 2 EPs in their lifetime, and this includes all of them in complete, chronological form, plus a track from a sampler.
Their sound was very informed by the This Heat esthetic, with more creative usages of drones than before and some incredible basswork.
While they didn't always quite...

André Roligheten soprano and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet / Andreas Wildhagen drums / Jonas Cambien piano.
"Belgian-born, but living in Oslo and being strongly involved in the Norwegian scene, pianist Jonas Cambien makes his debut as a band leader with two of Norway‟s most exciting players from the younger generation. Cambien has a particular view of the way improvisation and written material can intertwine. Influenced by textures and methods of free improvised music, his compositions function....

André Roligheten soprano and tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Andreas Wildhagen drums
Jonas Cambien piano (soprano saxophone on track 4, organ on tracks 6, 11)

"Belgian-born, Oslo-based pianist Jonas Cambien couldn’t have chosen better partners than Andreas Wildhagen and André Roligheten to perform his cleverly constructed compositions. On its third studio album, his trio shows itself as a tightly interacting ensemble, with a free and playful approach.
Cambiens compositions often...

André Roligheten soprano and tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, flute
Andreas Wildhagen drums and percussion (trumpet on track 4)
Jonas Cambien piano (microtonal melodica on track 9)
guest:
Torstein Lavik Larsen trumpet on track 6 & 8

"The Jonas Cambien Trio reveals influences from the pioneers and greats of free music, but there’s much more going on in “We Must Mustn’t We”, beginning with Cambien’s classical-influenced piano style. A Belgian-born living in Oslo, Jonas Cambien...

Jonas Cambien piano
Adrian Myhr double bass

"The elegance and complex delicacy of contemporary classical music and the drive and energy of jazz-rooted improvisation cross characteristics in the very special duo formed by Belgian-born, but residing in Oslo, pianist Jonas Cambien and the Norwegian double bassist Adrian Myhr. A member of the chamber music ensemble Aksiom, Cambien can develop tachycardic and jumping lines like the ones we heard from Thelonious Monk and Cecil Taylor with the sam

"Guitarist Ken Camden returns for his third solo album, continuing his explorations to seek out new techniques and sounds from the electric guitar. By utilizing both a steel slide and e-bow technique, Camden has moved into micro-tonal territory to...

Superb, newly remastered edition of this classic progressive album that features liner notes by Mark Powell, bonus tracks and excellent remastering. Basically these records have been given the same excellent job that Decca gave to the Caravan catalog by the same team. This covers the band's live work from 1974- 1977, with almost 40' worth of previously unreleased material, much of it featuring new addition Richard Sinclair's voice and basswork. It also includes a live version of The Snow Goose...

Here is another bite at the apple for those of you who missed it the last time!!

NOTE This is a preorder for this huge and beautiful and nicely priced set. The STREET DATE IS NOT CURRENTLY KNOWN but this reprinting HAS BEEN CONFIRMED and we will ship it to you as soon as we have it, which we currently think / hope will be in mid/late March!
PLEASE do not combine your per-order with your regular orders; we will NOT split shipments or reserve items. Please place your pre-order for this
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Their follow up to Raindances, with the same killer lineup of Peter Bardens, Andy Latimer, Mel Collins, Richard Sinclair and Andy Ward.

"As a life long Camel fan, I am used to certain quarters criticising Camel's change of style for this album. Sinclair's exceptional Bass guitair adds a jazzier feel to the music while his vocals are more refined and are a vast imnprovement on Latimer's or Bardens. Admittedly there are one or two weaker tracks such as "Wing and a Prayer" and "You make me Smile"...

Superb, newly remastered edition of this classic progressive album that features liner notes by Mark Powell, bonus tracks and excellent remastering. Basically these records have been given the same excellent job that Decca gave to the Caravan catalog b...

Andrew Latimer-guitars, flute, keyboards,pennywhistle, vocals
Colin Bass-bass, vocals, keyboards, 12-string
Foss Patterson-keyboards, vocals
Dave Stewart-drums, percussion, octapad
"Two hours of live recordings at Billboard Live in Hollywood during their 1997 West Coast tour."

This is a fantastic artistic interpretation of John Steinbeck`s "The Grapes Of Wrath", and it thoroughly explores the theme of The Joads` journey into the false eden called California. It starts with the prying wind theme "The Dust Bowl" that turns into a vocal manifesto of the family`s unrelenting hope "Go West". Then we have a short symphonic masterpiece "Dusted Out" whose dramatic performance shows the drama of the Okies being kicked out of their homes. "Mother Road" brings another important message...

Superb, remastered edition of this classic progressive album that features liner notes by Mark Powell, bonus tracks and excellent remastering. Basically these records have been given the same excellent job that Decca gave to the Caravan catalog by the same team.
Bonus tracks are:
Another night (single edit)
Piano piece (previously unreleased demo)
Lunar sea (live at the Hammersmith Odeon 4/14/76)
Song within a song (live at the Hammersmith Odeon)
Preparation/Dunkirk (live at the...

"Digitally remastered and expanded two CD edition of the British Prog band's classic fourth album from 1976. Disc One features the original album plus the single version of 'Another Night', a demo version of 'Spirit of Water' and a live version of ...

"Digitally remastered and expanded two CD edition of the British Prog band's classic third album from 1975. Disc One features the entire original album plus the single edits of 'Rhayader' and 'Flight Of The Snow Goose' and live versions of 'Rhayader...

This 1981 album is not the band's greatest hour, but it's considering the state of progressive rock in 1981, it is a solid, good album and for me it's the last good album they would make for at least 10 years. This excellent reissue includes 35'...