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...on Avant, the latest release from Britains Hux Records, Dean and Domancich join together as a duet for the first time. This live concert, while based on loose compositional sketches, is largely improvised, and it finds the pair operating without a s...

This album, released under all of the musician's names, but instigated and led by Elton Dean, features all of Mujician as well as the legendary American trombonist - possibly the foremost trombonist in free-jazz, Roswell Rudd. "Dunmall, Levin, Rogers a...

Elton Dean saxello, alto sax, Laurent Delchambre drums, assorted percussion, Fred Delplancq tenor sax, Michel Delville guitar, voice. Jean-Paul Estievenart trumpet, Damien Polard bass, electronics. Recorded live in Paris, France at Glaz’Art on October...

Trombonist & electronic sampler Deane has worked in a variety of musics, but may be best known for the six years spent with Jon Hassell during one of Hassell's best periods. These works for dance show a lot of influence of Hassell, & this is a great tr...

First time ever legitimate CD release for this very obscure, very rare, 1970 UK proto-progressive album concept album about the life of a man born at the beginning of the 20th century until the time of his death.
This has a great, fascinating booklet filled with the story of the band, the musicians and the really, really bad luck and bad business deals that dogged them! Includes 5 never-before released demo recordings. This was released in a tiny edition on the tiny Square Records label...

“A distinctive, girlish voice and crisp, impeccable delivery, plus an irrepressible sense of playful swing, made Blossom Dearie one of the most enjoyable singers of the vocal era. Her warmth and sparkle ensured that she'd never treat standards as the well-worn songs they often appeared in less capable hands.
Actually born with the name Blossom Dearie in the New York Catskills, she began playing piano at an early age and studied classical music before making the switch to jazz while in high school...

One of the most instantly recognizable voices of jazz of the 50s, 60s and beyond. She influenced lots of indie rock bands' female vocalists with her youthful style.

When Blossom Dearie first emerged as a solo artist she was already unique in many ways. Straightaway there was that voice - kittenish, intimate, coquettish and understated where so many other jazz divas were straining to belt out every song. With the fascinating 1957-58 albums 'Give Him the Ooh-la-la' and 'Once Upon a Summertime'...

"This best selling trio from Tzadik’s New Japan Series returns with special guest percussionist Jim Pugliese for a spiritual exploration of sound and color. Beautifully orchestrated ambient music blending the acoustic world of violin, mandolin, ukulele...

This teams three of the world's most exciting improvisers in fascinating albums that blurs styles & smashes genres.'' [Tzadik]

''Death Ambient's (Ikue Mori, Kato Hideki, Fred Frith) eponymous debut CD was released in 1995 to great critical acclaim and continues to be one of Tzadik's best sellers. Synaesthesia is the long awaited follow --up and it finds them exploring new terr...

''For over 20 years, Ikue Mori & Tenko have been on the forefront of new music, both here & in Japan. A tribute to some of the world's greatest writers of suspense stories, Mystery brings these two masters of musical suspense together with many special...

“Deathprod, a.k.a. Helge Sten, has been deeply embedded in the Oslo music community for decades, but his brooding soundscapes and deliberate process make him seem sometimes like a phantom. Sten is a founding member of Supersilent, adding his sounds and treatments to the avant jazz leanings of that powerful collective, and he has collaborated with artists as diverse as Biosphere, and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones. But Occulting Disk is the first new Deathprod album in 15 years; his attention to detail...


“Gorgeous and comprehensive 10CD retrospective of the legendary progressive rock / avant-garde band from Mexico City, Decibel!
Compiles all of the band’s studio albums to date as well as live recordings and more!
The 10 discs come in individual wallets with a booklet that includes liner notes and rare photos, all packaged in a deluxe clamshell box!
The band was influenced by such visionaries as Henry Cow, Faust, Magma and 20th century composer Karlheinz Stockhausen!” ...

“The third prog rock album from the “past” masters LYNDEN WILLIAMS (JERUSALEM), GEOFF DOWNES (ASIA & YES), NICK D’VIRGILIO (SPOCKS BEARD) following up their critically acclaimed 2015 release “Searchin’ For A Lemon Squeezer”, which one reviewer said “If you want a break from the heavy albums and need something a little lighter, look no further that the Deckchair Poets, they might just might put a smile on your face”.
Immerse yourself in a refreshing roller coaster ride of exhilarating fun-packed...

“Deckchair Poets fourth album, Always Piste At Christmas, is their extraordinary take on skiing (or is it?), but obviously as seen from a rather unique, and sometimes extremely humorous sleigh ride, situated somewhere over the rainbow, maybe near The North Pole, or maybe not. It's Christmas, but not as we know it, Jim!
MUSICIANS: Geoff Downes, Nick D'Virgilio, Ollie Hannifan, Dave Meros, Lynden Williams, Rachael Hawnt, Will Wilde, Bob Cooke, Ash Cutler, Rachel Hall & Rob Aubrey.”

“Two totally infectious sets from Decoy -- the trio of John Edwards, Steve Noble, and Alexander Hawkins -- reunited with pocket trumpet and saxophone player Joe McPhee on the closing night of his four day residency at Cafe OTO.
In the eight years between the recordings which make up AC/DC and their last release Spontaneous Combustion, Decoy and each of its members have been practicing individually at the very top of their form. Coming together again in such celebratory circumstances and in the good...

Originally released on vinyl only, now you get the original vinyl release on CD one and an extra 78 minutes of music on side two!

"... a show that surpassed all expectations to become one of the very best things I've seen this year."-Liminal...

"In its short life, London's Café Oto has played host to more than its share of memorable gigs by such improvisers as John Tchicai, Marshall Allen and Evan Parker, but surely none more remarkable than the December 2009 meeting of the veteran American...


This group's 1st, self-titled album is classic progressive/fusion release by a quartet instrumental Italian band. Fender Rhodes piano/synths/cello, guitar/tenor sax, bass & drums. Like a bit less adventurous version of The Muffins circa Manna/Mirage, it's a minor jazz-rock classic.

"Less known to the Italian prog fans than many other far more acclaimed colleagues, the Piedmontese band Dedalus are among the most daring acts - and hence, progressive in the truest sense of the word - of the '70s...

Pauline Oliveros / Stuart Dempster / David Gamper.
"Deep Listening Band's January 2011 residency and concert at Town Hall Seattle produced enough material for both a CD and an LP on Important Records, and a double LP on Taiga Records... DXArts...

One of the very greatest progressive hard rock bands (yes, progressive; just listen to Jon Lord's organ work!) of the early 70s! This is really where it all begins for them, imo.

In their prime, Deep Purple were one of the best hard rock bands, and this is the only full length footage of them during their 'mk. 2' period, which has never been seen before in full!"Recorded March 1, 1972, this concert set recorded in Copenhagen wa...

Great price on one of the greatest (not the most famous but the greatest) titles by Deep Purple from their early progressive hard rock prime. Remastered from the original 1" radio broadcast tapes, this has four LONG songs (35' of Wring That Neck!) over...

Pop/not pop (most pop bands don't invite Wadada Leo Smith onstage to perform an entire show with them on the spur of the moment).

"Experiencing one emotion at a time is a luxury of the past. Think back to that moment at the women's march or the pro-science rally, when you spied a small child holding a handmade sign that read "I love naps but I stay woke" or "Boys will be boys good humans" or "May the facts be with you." How adorable! How upsetting! How the hell are they going to make it to...

There wasn't a hell of a lot going on in music for me in the early 1980's. Even many of the punk bands had died off and in their place were what my wife referred to 'punk disco'. And it was especially grim in terms of what bands were touring around. The one very bright spot on the scene was the pre-Knitting Factory harmolodic/punk funk combination from whence sprang (in alphabetical order, so I am not playing favorites): Curlew, Doctor Nerve, Ronald Shannon Jackson and the Decoding Society, James Blood....

''Mark De Gli Antoni, the talented sampler magician for the pop group Soul Coughing studied composition at the Manhattan Schold of Music and released his first recording in 1995 on the Avant label as part of the experimental composer collective Rough A...


"The debut recording by Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition is a classic. The drummer (who also plays some piano and melodica) is joined for three of his stimulating originals (including "Zoot Suite") and a pair of John Coltrane songs ("Central Park West"..

"DEK Trio is a new improvised music trio that features Austrians Elisabeth Harnik (piano) and Didi Kern (drums), and American Ken Vandermark (reeds), who have been performing together since September of 2014, both in Europe and in the United States. In 2016 they were featured as part of Vandermark's residency at the Stone in New York City. Their music has a wide range of influences, coming from sources based in Harnik's work as an internationally acclaimed new music composer, Kern's profile on Europea...



Benoît Delbecq, piano / Miles Perkin, double bass / Emile Biayenda, drums and percussion.
"A big surprise for all those who thought that the first and only Benoît Delbecq’s project with the piano jazz trio format ended with the unfortunate death of bassist Jean-Jacques Avenel in 2014. Here comes again the formula debuted in 2010 with the album “The Sixth Jump”, now with Canadian, but Berlin-based, Miles Perkin playing the upright bass under Avenel’s influence, but with a voice of his own...

Mark Turner tenor saxophone
Benoît Delbecq piano
John Hébert double bass
Gerald Cleaver drums

"'A thoughtful chill runs through the music of Benoît Delbecq, a French pianist of investigative temperament and crystalline technique. There’s a ton of compressed energy in his playing, but he projects an unflappable calm". These lines from the New York Times in 2010 by jazz critic Nate Chinen offer a pertinent description of Delbecq's music. Delbecq is a multi-awarded Parisian pianist and

“Benoît Delbecq is one of the few true improvising piano geniuses of our times. He has steadfastly created his own musical universe of sound, impeccable craft and beauty that is wondrous, resonant and free in the best sense of the word.” — Fred Hersch, pianist and composer

“[Music of] exotic and mysterious qualities” — Bill Shoemaker, JazzTimes

“Delbecq likes to go beyond normal technique. He puts things on and between the piano strings to make it a raw and sensitive percussion machine.”..

"Mário Delgado is one of the most active guitar players on the Portuguese Jazz scene. His skills, along with the way he expresses his own language, makes him one the most in demand musicians for many musical areas. He started his studies in the Hot Clube


"Delirium came from Genova, from a previous beat band called I Sagittari, and formed in 1970, releasing their first single a year later. Canto di Osanna, presented at first Viareggio pop festival was a successful single and gave the band an immediate...

Very good new album from the reformed Delirium, which sports a god-awful cover - one of the few times I am happy that our site has such tiny pics - which falls nicely into the 'rock progressive Italiano' camp!

"Delirium’s career has been an...

"After their first album, Dolce Acqua, from 1971 and their memorable TV presence at Sanremo music festival given around mid-1972, Ivano Fossati suddenly had to leave Delirium for his military service, later to pursue a solo career that's still...

Graeme Blevins (soprano saxophone), Peter Whyman (alto saxophone), Tim Holmes (tenor saxophone), Chris Caldwell (baritone saxophone) have released at least one album before, but with this, they should reach a wider audience. This is a very well and...

Out of print! Last copy!!! Imagine my surprise to get a package from a Silver Spring address that I recognized as being right near where my parents live! Opening it up, I find this offshoot of the Baltimore band Cerebus Effect and putting it into...

It’s always nice to have a new release from Mr Grander himself and his musical cohorts, and this one is more deeply orchestrated than ever, with lots of guests and is a quality work, as they all are.

“The presence and prominence of instruments such as bass clarinet, cello, clarinet, flute, oboe, trombone, trumpet, and violin might push some of the music on Lunarians towards "classical" music, but probably not far enough for it to no longer be rounded off to "prog."
The lyrics are about...

Nice to honestly be able to report that this, the second album by this Maryland band who hope to merge "the complexity of classical music combined with the intensity and feel of rock music" is another winner, like their first one which was a huge hit...

Featuring SILVANA DELUIGI, STEVE SWALLOW, FERNANDO SUAREZ PAZ, PABLO ZIEGLER, HORACIO MALVICINO, RENAUD GARCIA-FONS, ROBBY AMEEN, ANDY GONZALEZ, GUSTAVO BEYTLEMANN, OSWALDO PUGLIESI, WALTER CASTRO

"This Argentinian singer has bent tango to the...

"Await vinyl with much anticipation, meanwhile, the things you have sent via this machine* are, to be succinct, MARVELLOUS *even the routes through the various virtual doors and curtains to find them are consistent with your love of the obscure!—Robert Wyatt

"The work is delicious—a buoyant energy that floats above our surface tension here. Congratulations—and merci.—Van Dyke Parks

"This album has restored my faith in pop music as a concept. File between Syd Barrett and Sacha Distel...

Jacques Demierre: Piano
Barry Guy: Bass
Lucas Niggli: Drums

"Dense and sensitive, precise and passionate!» is what the press said after the trio of Jacques Demierre, Barry Guy, and Lucas Niggli performed in front of a good 3’000...

"Jacques Demierre is a Swiss composer, improviser, pianist and installation artist who has written music for orchestra, soloists, choirs, balloons, dancers, chamber ensembles, museum installations and more. Blending Swiss traditions and sensibilities...

Although this was released less than 5 years ago, it has been out of print for some time and this is currently selling for $50.00 and up on Amazon! So, a bargain to boot while they last!

Semi-legendary, semi-obscure album originally released on..