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"On their third album, Carlton Melton elevates their organic, improvised psych-jams to the sonic plane befitting the geodesic dome in which it was recorded, pulverizing all psychedelic hypno-drone that has come before. Mastered by John McBain (Monster Magnet, Well water Conspiracy), Photos of Photos is a testament to Carlton Melton's finely honed craft. The four-piece melds what might otherwise be an indecipherable psychedelic mess into something coherent, uncompromising and loud: Melton's Magick Karpet ...

Carmen were a flamenco-progressive rock band that I always assumed were from Spain, but I am now informed that they were from the UK. OK! Why shouldn't a bunch of people in Spanish-style outfits doing Spanish-styled flamenco rock be from the UK?...

Ralph Carney first came to attention as a member of Tin Huey, a great, oddball, progressive + new wave outfit from Akron, Ohio who emerged in the late 70s. He then moved to California and worked with Tom Waits as his saxist for a number of years and al...

James Carney - piano
Ravi Coltrane - tenor, soprano & sopranino saxophone
Dezron Douglas - bass
Tom Rainey - drums
Stephanie Richards - trumpet - fluegelhorn
Oscar Noriega - bass clarinet & alto saxophone

What a BAND! Modern, a touch out and SWINGING!

“The combination of concept, effort and the right collaborators typically leads to good things no matter what the goal might be. These elements are especially integral to cohesion within a musical ensemble in perform

This is a mega-rare German album from 1978, released on a small label. With a line up of female voice, guitars, keyboards, bass & drums, it blends progressive rock with psychedelia/folk rock in a unique way. I had always heard this was pretty folky...

Mário Delgado started his studies in the Hot Club jazz school and got involved in Workshops and Master classes with some of the leading contemporary jazz guitar players like John Abercrombie, Bill Frisell or Atilla Zoller. He recorded some Portuguese jazz



The second (& my favorite) of two by this solid symphonic rock band from Nice, France. Having the exact same instrumentation as the better known Pulsar (keyboards, reeds, guitar, bass, drums & vocals), Carpe Diem's music might be a bit comparable to Pulsar, although they were not so dark. Some of their instrumental parts have always sorta reminded me of a French version of what Happy The Man were doing at roughly the same time. It includes their 21' suite 'Coleurs'...

The first of two by this solid symphonic rock band from Nice, France. Having the exact same instrumentation as the better known Pulsar (keyboards, reeds, guitar, bass, drums & vocals), Carpe Diem's music might be a bit comparable to Pulsar, although th...

Unlike his two, previous, non-soundtrack albums, this is John's actual movie themes (all of which he wrote) and is done in the same heavy progressive style as his 2016 concert tour presented them! Fun stuff and fans of Goblin, Zombi and John's always great soundtracks will love it.

"John Carpenter is a legend. As the director and composer behind dozens of classic movies, Carpenter has established a reputation as one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of modern cinema, as well as one of its..

"2018’s Halloween, directed by David Gordon Green, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, and with music by series creator John Carpenter (along with his son and godson, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies) was a critical and box-office smash. It grossed $159 million against a $10 million budget, becoming the most profitable Halloween movie since the 1978 original. The soundtrack album was a hit, too, debuting at #12 on the Billboard Albums chart and #2 on the vinyl chart, on its way to becoming one of the most...

This is the first non-soundtrack albunm by film-maker John Carpenter. In addition to directing his films, Carpenter has always provided his own soundtracks! Fans of Goblin will eat this up!

"John Carpenter has been responsible for much of the...

This is the second non-soundtrack album by film-maker John Carpenter, following closely on the heels of his Lost Themes release. In addition to directing his films, Carpenter has always provided his own soundtracks, and this one, a bit more 'rock' based than the last, is another great one! Fans of Goblin & John's always great soundtracks will eat this up!

"2016 release from the filmmaker and musician. The musical world of Lost Themes II is also a wider one than that of it's predecessor. More...

“Carptree releases a new album - Subimago on October 19:th, 2018 The Swedish duo with friends releases their 7th studio album both energized and inspired by making their last release and in a much shorter time than usual. The recordings started the very same day as the release Party for "Emerger". After the long hiatus efter Nymf there was momentum enough for more than one release with a band now perfectly calibrated and compositions given time to grow. Here you get the distinctly familliar Carptree...




Francois Carrier (alto sax), Pierre Cote (bass), Michel Lambert (drums).

"Known for using "composition as a guidepost rather than a predetermined path" (All About Jazz), the François Carrier Trio features three of Canada's most respecteD...

Alfredo Carrion is best known for providing the orchestrations for Canarios' Ciclos album. This has his album remastered and released in digipack form. "Carrion didn't play any instruments but wrote the ambitious and serious work Los Andares Del Alquim...


"Seraphic Light is an exemplary long-form work of collective creative improvisation, performed by three masters of this high art. These three masters each possess a complete and total devotion to the music. On this very rare trio meeting they manifest a meditative resonance, replete with lyrical exploration, throughout a sublime set. While William Parker and Matthew Shipp are each deservedly world-renowned as players-improvisers-composers due to their extensive recording and performance work as leaders...

Between 1969-1970, this co-led band released three great albums of swinging free jazz; Seeking, Flight For Four and this one, before Carter switched to clarinet and the sound changed completely.
Consisting of John Carter-alto sax and Bobby Bradford-trumpet, both early associates of Ornette Coleman, and also featuring one or two double bassists and drums, these three albums are some of the very best Ornette-influenced albums that I've ever heard.
Hugely recommended to fans of that sound.

A very much out of time album originally released in the UK in 1979, when something like this was incredibly out of fashion (or hadn’t become fashionable yet – take your pick!)
In the same world (but not the same sounding world) as Deux Filles and “Provisionally Entitled The Singing Fish”, although both of these came a couple of years later and don’t sound like this. But if you are old enough to remember 1979-1983 and know those albums, you’ll get my point.
If you like the sound of [barely]...

A great album, but you must remember that I *like* Granny music. If you have an appreciation for 'the great American songbook, this is a as good as anything released in that vein in the past decade!...

"With his tribute album to Miles Davis, bassist Ron Carter waxes nostalgic about the five years that he spent with the trumpeter's straight-ahead quintet, and about the worldwide mentoring that Davis provided for years afterward. Carter, who just turned..

"Shots At Infinity 1 is comprised of recordings from various basements in the northeastern USA from late 2007 by Tom of Charalambides. Steering away from the more delicate string environments and modal folk improvisations of previous CDs, the disc...

“Fiddler, singer and songwriter Eliza Carthy, inheritor of the mightiest musical genes in all of England (her father is folk legend Martin Carthy, her mother the equally legendary singer Norma Waterson), has always exhibited a wonderfully healthy willingness to break out of the folk music ghetto without ever feeling the need to turn her back on it entirely, and this album sees her really coming into her own as an artist. Songs like the blues-rocking "Follow the Dollar" and the soulful, almost trip-hoppy...

“Eliza Carthy's second album, Eliza Carthy & the Kings of Calicutt, is a wonderful set of traditional English folk that sounds fresh and alive, not sterile and ancient. Carthy has a superb ear, assembling a set of traditional songs that have provocative lyrics and strong melodies, and then she is brave enough to let herself and her band tear through them with passion, playing them as if they were written today, not a century ago. And that's what makes the album work: the songs are great, and they're...

Eliza is the daughter of UK folk royalty: guitarist/vocalist Martin Carthy and vocalist Norma Waterson.

"Eliza Carthy has turned into a marvelous vocalist who has drawn equally from the craft and the idiosyncrasies of both her parents' distinctive styles."-Dirty Linnen. "While not a traditional folk album in a strictly purist sense, Rice...is...in the vein of, say, early June Tabor or Carthy's mother, the redoubtable Norma Waterson...With the exception of a couple of fiddle tunes, most notably...

This expanded edition includes 5 bonus tracks recorded for John Peel in May 1972. "During the past 30 years British singer songwriter Martin Carthy has been successful a solo artist, in duos with Dave Swarbrick and his wife Norma Waterson, and as a mem...

“If the English folk revival of the 1960s had a single "father" and guiding spirit, then Martin Carthy was it. Carthy's influence transcends his abilities, formidable though those are -- apart from being one of the most talented acoustic guitarists, mandolinists, and general multi-instrumentalists working the folk clubs in the 1960s, he was also a powerful singer with no pretensions or affectations, and was an even more prodigious arranger and editor, with an excellent ear for traditional compositions....

The pairing of Carthy/Swarbrick was one of the greatest duos (maybe the greatest) in British folk. A classic.

“Before Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick decided to mix tradition with rock & roll in the late '60s, they zealously performed traditional English folk. Both Ears and the Tail find the two of them performing a live, acoustic set from 1966. The material is traditional, with Carthy on guitar and vocals, and Swarbrick on fiddle and mandolin. This performance is immediate and friendly...

The pairing of Carthy/Swarbrick was one of the greatest duos (maybe the greatest) in British folk. A classic.

“Fans of Fairport Convention or Steeleye Span will find the clean, stripped down, spirited performances here a revelation: The beautiful, original "Lord of the Dance" (which transforms the Shaker hymn "Simple Gifts" into something wonderful in its own right), a delightfully ominous reading of "The White Hare," a lively "Banks of Sweet Primroses" (which, in various forms, became part of...

"Inspired by jazz standards, Pierre Cartier tackles the theme of love. With all the lyricism such a quest deserves, he combines the voice of Quebec’s poets with the energy of new jazz."

A very jazzy release led by bassist & composer Cartier, with dual saxes Jean-Denis Levasseur [soprano] & Jean Derome [alto] & drummer Pierre Tanguay. [Ambiances Magnetiques]

Recorded at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN, this is a welcome chance to hear more from the great George Cartwright, the leader of Curlew.
George Cartwright – saxophones and composer
Adam Linz- acoustic bass
Chris Parker- piano...

George Cartwright - saxophones and composer
Adam Linz- acoustic bass
Andrew Broder- electric guitar
Alden Ikeda- drums
with Christina Baldwin-pre-recorded voice
Anne Elias – video , text
Recorded at the Walker Art...

You know George as the leader of Curlew for 25 years, but here, he shows his free jazz roots by playing only tenor sax and performing with double bass and drums. Except for the fact that this is a fine recording, this musicially would fit right at home...

Hugo Carvalhais double bass / Dominique Pifarély violin / Gabriel Pinto organ, keyboards / Jeremiah Cymerman electronic manipulation.

"Portuguese bassist and composer Hugo Carvalhais doesn’t stop to surprise us. After two internationally...

Hugo Carvalhais, double bass, electronics / Gabriel Pinto, piano, synthesizer / Mário Costa, drums / Tim Berne, alto saxophone.

"Hugo Carvalhais, Gabriel Pinto, and Mário Costa are representatives of a remarkable new generation of Portuguese...

Dominique Pifarély, violin / Emile Parisien, soprano sax / Gabriel Pinto, piano / Hugo Carvalhais, double bass / Mário Costa, drums.

"After the success obtained by his debut CD, “Nebulosa”, a couple of years ago, expectations were high...

“New and old compositions for Luigi Russolo's legendary Intonarumori. After publishing his visionary manifesto, the Art of Noises, in 1913, the futurist painter Luigi Russolo designed and built a revolutionary family of new instruments with which to compose with noise: black, wooden boxes, fitted with huge acoustic horns, crank-handles (to drive them) and levers (to vary the pitch).
They came in different varieties – designed to give composers access to five of what Russolo had identified as ‘the...

Totally cool-o-matic early rockabilly with Johnny and his original group. Surprisingly very good sound from these over 60 year old broadcasts!!

“Johnny Cash is a hugely celebrated, enigmatic figure in American roots music and one whose legacy continues to thrive and influence millions worldwide. His roots are well documented as is his lengthy career, but his early work with guitarist Luther Perkins and bassist Marshall Grant is not so widely acknowledged. In particular, their early appearances...


A restocking of this title, the fourth and final by Cassiber, Chris Cutler's great post Henry Cow band that he founded with Heiner Goebbels, Afred Harth and Christoph Anders (although Harth was out by this time). "A Face" breaks new ground altogether. ...

Cassiber was the very exciting post-Henry Cow project of Chris Cutler, which also featured Heiner Goebbels and Alfred Harth as well as Christoph Anders. This collects all their albums and much more. Limited edition of 1,000 made!...

A very great collection of unreleased live and studio recordings from the very exciting post-Henry Cow band of Chris Cutler.

"Cassiber (phonetically: 'a message smuggled out of prison') crashed like a locomotive into the 'Deutsche Neue Welle.'
Founded by Heiner Goebbels, Alfred Harth, Christoph Anders, and Chris Cutler (his first major project after News From Babel), Cassiber managed to fuse materials and attitudes drawn from experimental rock, fringe jazz, punk, pop, plunderphonics...

A very great collection of unreleased live and studio recordings from the very exciting post-Henry Cow band of Chris Cutler.

"Cassiber (phonetically: 'a message smuggled out of prison') crashed like a locomotive into the 'Deutsche Neue Welle.'
Founded by Heiner Goebbels, Alfred Harth, Christoph Anders, and Chris Cutler (his first major project after News From Babel), Cassiber managed to fuse materials and attitudes drawn from experimental rock, fringe jazz, punk, pop, plunderphonics...

Cassiber were Christoph Anders, Heiner Goebbels & Chris Cutler, & they play reeds, keyboards, drums, guitars, tapes, vocals, & more. They were a band who always played with great fire, recording improvisations that are recorded in real time.This is...