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"Billy Cobham's first fusion recording for IN+OUT, available for the first time in the US! Culture Mix is a celebration of the universality of jazz. This is a dynamic and refreshingly original combo, whose members each hail from a different country, and the standard of musicianship and imaginative improvisation is at the highest level. Features 10 refreshingly conceived original compositions, played with intense commitment and flair. A must-have for all Billy Cobham fans."

Recorded live in Köln and Stuttgart Germany in 1980, this pretty darn good electric band features Billy Cobham on drums, Don Grolnick on keyboards, Barry Finnerty on guitars and Tim Landers on bass.

This is from 1989. "The music here is honest and intense, a severe departure from the fluff being recorded for the GRP label. Rita Marcotulli is a remarkable pianist who not only contributes dazzling solos, but also adds tonal colors throughout. Peter ...

Billy Cobham : Drums
Gil Goldstein : Keyboards
Dean Brown : Guitar
Tim Landers : Bass

Two discs worth of very high quality performances of a ‘no fussing’, balls out, electric fusion quartet from Cobham in later prime form.

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

Billy's classic first solo album, recorded May 14th-16th 1973, while Billy was one of the gods of fusion while still in the Mahavishnu Orchestra.
For all but two songs, the personnel is: Billy Cobham-drums, Tommy Bolin-guitar, Jan Hammer-electric and acoustic piano, Moog and Lee Sklar-bass.
The other two songs remove Tommy and add Joe Farrell, Jimmy Owens, John Tropea, Ron Carter and Ray Barretto.
Jesus, Billy was just so amazing back then. Compositionally, this isn't up there with those..

Colin Towns, the very excellent UK composer and arranger who made the very good Zappa tribute with the HR-Bigband, Frank Zappa's Hot Licks (and Funny Smells), tackles something another audacious project, that of the Mahavishnu Orchestra! And Billy Cobham sounds great and more engaged than I've heard him in a long, long time!!

"In the earlier days of my career, I was, and still am, a great fan of Thelonious Monk. One day I found a recording of his music transcribed for big band. This was a

Well, on "Off Color", Billy presented 3 Norwegian jazz musicians who are quite unknown and played with them. Here he presents a sextet of Danes performing jazz and he doesn't perform with them! He just 'presents' them. Is Billy such a big name he can...

Riccardo is a Italian pop singer and keyboardist. In the midst of the Italian progressive boom in 1973, he recorded this one progressive rock album. It starts in a grand & spacey manner and is in some ways is similar to the Italian symphonic greats suc...

Chris Cochrane (all instruments, vo), Ann Rupel (b), Hanna Fox (ds), Dudley Saunders (harmony vocals), Zeena Parkins (tambourine, per), Marc Anthony Thompson (tambourine, per)Last Night (2:50) * Stupid (0:21) * Faith (3:12) * Duty First (2:35) * Teeth ...

"In 1985, when the whole world was seized by fear of AIDS, THEM premiered in New York. THEM was not literally about AIDS, but at the time it was impossible to see it separately from it. Created by director/choreographer Ishmael Houston-Jones, Dennis...

Historically interesting and significant.
"Playwright, novelist, poet, surrealist, filmmaker and self-publicist Jean Cocteau was the literary spokesman for Les Six. With his endorsement, and the inspiration of Erik Satie and fired by the principles..

One of the better progrock albums from the 1980s - and one that has been unavailable for some time - is now available again in a greatly expanded form. This was their first album and their best. The leader is keyboardist Erik De Vroomen, who gives the...

One of the better progrock albums from the 1980s - and one that has been unavailable for some time - is now available again in a greatly expanded form. This was their first album and their best. The leader is keyboardist Erik De Vroomen, who gives the...

"This LP, originally released on Lee Lambert in 1978, features Coe in a rounded selection of classics. First ever worldwide release! Features John Horler-piano, Ron Rubin-bass, Trevor Tompkins-drums & percussionist Frank Ricotti".

It's a DVD! It comes in a CD jewel case and we thought it was a CD, but upon further investigation we were able to determine that it is indeed a DVD. We came to this conclusion after we put in into our DVD player and it actually played. Who knew?

"The composer/saxophonist Gabriele Coen is a household name on the Italian jazz scene. He is the founder of the noted ensemble Klezroym and has recorded two masterful CDs of Jewish music for Italian labels. For his first Tzadik release he broadens both...

"Gabriele Coen’s second project for Tzadik explores the nexus of Jewish music and jazz through the work of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, Shelly Manne, Terry Gibbs, Herbie Mann, Mickey...

"In part two of his “Big Rain” trilogy, trumpeter Avishai Cohen presents an intensely intimate recording featuring an unusual Piano (Yonatan Avishai) Percussion (Daniel Freedman) and Trumpet trio. The music, described by Cohen as “an instrumental...

Really nice, modern jazz piano-trio stuff. There's nothing here that hasn't been done before, but the musicianship is really high and the compositions are very attractive and this blew me away in a way I didn't expect at all...

''The hero of last year's Self Indulgent Music collection is back by popular demand, accompanied by his quirky band of kooks and renegades: Museum of Dannys is a compendium of Cohen's best work from the '70s, '80s, and '90s, and features his now-legend...

Greg Cohen-bass
Bill Frisell-guitar

“The sunny lyricism of "Old Gravenstein" sets the bar high from the outset. Frisell takes lead melodic duties while Cohen injects rhythmic impetus, but in truth their lines are but two interweaving threads of the same chord.
The duo has a spring in its step on "California Here I Come," written in 1921 by Buddy DeSylvia, Joseph Myer, and Al Jolson and declared the official state song of California in 1988. Cohen takes his most extended solo of the set...

"Hailing from Israel and currently living in Brooklyn, Haggai Cohen-Milo is a gifted bassist and composer exploring the nexus of Jazz and Jewish music. His Tzadik debut features a tight and exciting band of young virtuosos who passionately perform...

"This is the release of the complete soundtrack of cult French animated TV series Les Shadoks (1968-1974) by Robert Cohen-Solal, available for the first time ever in its entirety. It's the right in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jacques Rouxel and René Borg's legendary television cartoon.
Electro-acoustic pioneer and eminent member of the illustrious GRM (Groupe de recherches musicales, the French equivalent of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop), Robert Cohen-Solal has explored music and...

Eight great works, all of which came out in 1954-1960 by one of the great if under-rated by all except other musicians, bop/hard bop tenor man out there. Many of these feature his long time band mate Zoot Sims, and they were pretty much a perfect...

The re-discovery and excavation of the extraordinary musical work of this man's work continues, with this third release on Katalyst. Like the others, this is really surprisingly advanced sounding 'AACM African American heritage meets psychedelia'...

The re-discovery and excavation of the extraordinary musical work of this man's work continues, with this fourth CD release on Katalyst. Like the others, this is really surprisingly advanced sounding 'AACM African American heritage meets psychedelia'...

Really surprisingly advanced sounding 'AACM African American heritage meets psychedelia' ensemble, who released this in 1968 (?) and which consists of 1967-1968 recordings, including amazingly out for the time-period guitar-work by Pete Cosey. Really...

Really nice, advanced sounding 'AACM African American heritage meets psychedelia' ensemble, who released a few very hard to find albums of which this is the second to be reissued that I am aware of. This was recorded live on Feburary 25, 1968...

"On Coke Weed's "Mary Weaver", the New England-based quintet's fourth release, the band's longstanding love for the glam/art-rock axis, class of West Berlin, comes to the fore. The result is a panorama that encompasses Bolan's boogie, the kraut/R&B hybrids of Bowie's "Station to Station", and the desperate romanticism of Roxy Music and Iggy Pop.

As Coke Weed continues to refine its trademark hard-edged choogle, "Mary Weaver" brings a new emphasis on grimy dance work-outs. On songs like...

"Late in 2011 Hans-Joachim Roedelius and I agreed to embark upon an album project together... I assembled my first Eurorack modular synth... a basic single voice system with rudimentary sequencing. I had no experience whatsoever working in this way...

"How curious it is that this collaboration should come about so late in the day and how marvelous that it transpired at all. Lloyd Cole, this most ingenious of British singer-songwriters, and Hans-Joachim Roedelius, a patriarch of German electronic...


'' Essential listening for anyone who has ever suffered thepains of alienation and rejections -- or wants to!'' [Tzadik]

''From traditional Sephardic melodies to Latin-influenced originals by way of Theonious Monk and Jelly Roll Morton, to an Irving Fields arrangement from the classic 50s Borscht Belt mambo/cha-cha album Bagels & Bongos, Anthony Coleman takes an innovati...

"One of the greatest, and perhaps the very first composer in Jazz history, Jelly Roll Morton was a charismatic and influential figure that helped define Jazz music in its critical early years. Combining ragtime, Latin inflections and more, his music is...

"The music of Anthony Coleman (b. 1955) draws from so many varied, disparate, and even contradictory sources, yet still emerges with a distinctly singular and consistent voice. Listening to any of the five works on this CD -- 'Lapidation' (2002), 'East...

Anthony Coleman-Pushy Blueness $13.00 "One of the mainstays of the New York avant-garde since 1978, Anthony Coleman has worked with every major name in the downtown scene and more. A brilliant player, composer and critical thinker, his projects are so...

Master of madness, wandering poet, dysfunctional genius Anthony Coleman in a magical evening of songs by acclaimed Yiddish composer Mordechai Gebirtig, whose haunting lyrics and melodies became some of the most beloved and popular songs of their time. ...

"The End of Summer is a collection of Anthony Coleman’s most recent chamber compositions and features his fabulous new ensemble Survivors Breakfast. Born and raised in NYC, Anthony has been a central figure in the Downtown scene since the late ’70s...

''A delightful album of traditional Sephardic tunes, beautiful ballads and crazy original numbers showing off the remarkable chemistry between two highly-engaging jazz personalities.'' Also features Brad Jones (bass) & Mark Ribot (guitar). [Tzadik]

This trio MIGHT JUST BE my very favorite Ornette band; it certainly released some of my favorites by him.

“The second night of Ornette Coleman's two-week stand in Sweden was even fierier than the first, if the recorded documents are to be believed. For starters, December 4 was the night that Coleman brought out the violin and the trumpet on the first tune; "Snowflakes and Sunshine" must have taken club-goers by surprise. Those first notes skitter across the neck as the bow goes "scree" in the...


This CD reissues an extremely rare, French-only set; before the CD reissue, I had only ever seen it once on lp. The soundtrack to a film, this is the only studio recording by his great 1962-1967 trio of David Izenson-bass and Charles Moffett-drums...

Well, not everything because the releases by the trio from 1962 aren't included, but this is a great collection of over five hours of great music at a great price.
Something Else!!!!
Tomorrow Is The Question
The Shape Of Jazz To Come
This Is Our Music
Ornette!
Change Of The Century
Free Jazz
Ornette On Tenor

Until now, this has been a very hard album to find and I believe that this is the first legitimate issue on CD! It's also a really good one, featuring the great line up of Ornette, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden and Ed Blackwell; a lineup that definitely...

I love Ornette and own a ton of Ornette, but his trio with David Izenzon and Charles Moffett is one of my very favorite of his bands. They emerged in 1962, made a live album for ESP, disappeared for 2 years while Ornette tried to get bookings that represented monetarily what he felt his music was worth (good luck with that, OC!), and then had their biggest spate of activity in 1965 & 1966, with European tours and with a few live recordings coming out on Freedom and Blue Note.
I knew that a recording...

This is the two recordings from Ornette's fantastic 1968 tour where he appeared with a unique quartet of Charlie Haden and David Izenson-bass and Ed Blackwell-drums. The Rome concert, which I've had on lp for over 20 years, makes its first appearance on CD to the best of my knowledge, and is one of my very favorite Ornette live concerts (and I have a lot) and is in excellent sound. The second disc, from Milan, is equally great in terms of performance, but is not as good of a recording.

I love Ornette and own a ton of Ornette, but his trio with David Izenzon and Charles Moffett is one of my very favorite of his bands. They emerged in 1962, made a live album for ESP, disappeared for 2 years while Ornette tried to get bookings that represented monetarily what he felt his music was worth (good luck with that, OC!), and then had their biggest spate of activity in 1965 & 1966, with European tours and with a few live recordings coming out on Freedom and Blue Note. This is the best sounding...

I love Ornette and own a ton of Ornette, but his trio with David Izenzon and Charles Moffett is one of my very favorite of his bands. They emerged in 1962, made a live album for ESP, disappeared for 2 years while Ornette tried to get bookings that represented monetarily what he felt his music was worth (good luck with that, OC!), and then had their biggest spate of activity in 1965 & 1966, with European tours and with a few live recordings coming out on Freedom and Blue Note. This is the best sounding...