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Rudi Mahall: Bass Clarinet, Clarinet
Axel Dörner: Trumpet
Christof Thewes: Trombone
Jan Roder: Bass
Michael Griener: Drums
"Die Enttäuschung has worked its way through whatever combination of bass clarinet, trumpet, double bass and drum you can think of. With Alexander von Schlippenbach they scored a coup: Monk’s entire oeuvre presented in one live concert and documented in a three-CD box set. The Enttäuschung not only absorbed an unbelievable amount of jazz history, they also...

Rudi Mahall: Bass Clarinet, Baritone Sax / Axel Dörner: Trumpet / Jan Roder: Bass / Uli Jennessen: Drums.

"Since the 1990s the four musicians have been working through all the possible combinations of bass clarinet, trumpet, double bass and...

Charles Gore - bass
Tim Miller - drums
John Battema - keyboards
Brian O'Neill - guitars

Ephemeral Sun are a Washington, DC-area progressive rock quartet. All instrumental, they are a quartet of keyboards, guitar, bass, drums. They have roots in a wide variety of music, most notably in doom-metal and prog-metal, as well as more symphonic sounds.
This is modern symphonic rock with some nice jagged edges. You'll hear a lot of non symphonic influences as well; things like Zombi...

Fima Ephron, the dynamic bassist for the psycho-semitic-avant-klez-band Hasidic New Wave steps out on his own for yet another new approach bringing Jewish music into the 21st Century. Soul Machine blends Jewish scales and sensibilities with jazz/rock f...

Classic one-shot band's album from 1974.

"Genesis fans will absolutely love the album Earthly Paradise by a very rare German band, Epidaurus, who put out just one album, in the late seventies. It doesn't necessarily sound like Genesis per se...

I haven't heard Equilibrio Vital until now, but I know that Tributo a Marcos Chacon" is the fifth album by this Venezuelan band and their first release on Musea Records...

ERA is the duo of Akihisa Tsuboy of KBB and Pochakaite Malko (electric and acoustic violin) and Natsuki Kido of Korekyojinn and Bondage Fruit. The music is playful and intense by turns (although intense in a mostly acoustic way).

Era is ace violinist Tsuboy Akihisa, of the group KBB and ace guitarist Kido Natsuki, of Bondage Fruit. While this is very acoustic oriented, it's not low key at all; there's a lot of high energy playing. This version is a new recording of the original...

The 1977 late-nite classic that I watched way too many times on controlled substances. Cleaned and remastered. "From auteur David Lynch comes this nightmarish classic in which a young man living in an industrial wasteland comes to grips with parenthood...

Tom Erbe (recording, editing, processing); Chris Mann (voice, texts); Larry Polansky (fretted and fretless electric guitars); Douglas Repetto (computer, electronics, recording); Christian Wolff (piano, bass, percussion, melodica)...

Daniel Erdmann: Saxophone / Samuel Rohrer: Drums / Vincent Courtois: Cello / Frank Möbus: Guitar.

"Erdmann-Rohrer with Courtois and Möbus draw on the abundant treasure of their musical experience: rock sounds, jazz feeling, popular music...

“Ergo's music is also rooted in jazz...fused with electronica and a distinct avant-garde feel. ...quite beautiful and moving...a bit like Sigur Ros meeting Sun Ra uptown.” – Terrascope

“This is music that evolves slowly, almost imperceptibly; yet for all its freedom, there's no shortage of structure...Sroka takes a different approach to composition, one where improvisation and structure work hand-in-hand, each feeding the other.” – All About Jazz
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"[Ergo] has a deft touch when it comes to molding silence and drones into rich celestial balladry....a nifty confluence of George Lewis's dreamscapes and Miles's Lonely Fire, and while it's a record that invites you to watch the embers glow, it does...

Ergo is a trio made up of Carl Maguire on Rhodes electric piano and analog synths and effects, Shawn Baltazor on drums and lead by Brett Sroka on trombone and laptop. They have been playing together since 2003, combining the modern sound of electronica...

Really superb debut release by this very intriguing trio who feature Brett Sroka-trombone, computer, Carl Maguire-Fender Rhodes piano, Prophet synthesizer, electronics, Damion Reid-drums. They combine the modern sound of electronica and beyond with a h...

Reasonably well known and well thought of 'proto-progressive French album originally recorded in early 1972.

"Ergo Sum is a French progressive rock band based in Aix-En-Provence, led by singer Lionel Ledissez and flute player Jean Guerin...

Reasonably well known and well thought of 'proto-progressive French album originally recorded in early 1972.

"Ergo Sum is a French progressive rock band based in Aix-En-Provence, led by singer Lionel Ledissez and flute player Jean Guerin...

“The trio is back with a new album featuring seven brand new songs from the pianist. Captivating and lyrical, always melodic and often melancholic and uplifting at the same time, these are all real tunes. End Of Summer was recorded in Oslo in April during lockdown. After getting all their concerts cancelled because of the pandemic, Espen Eriksen says it was very inspiring to still be able to meet in a recording studio to make new music and keep it all alive. This being their first recording in five years...

"The Espen Eriksen Trio, after worldwide tours that further refined their signature sound, present Never Ending January, their third album. Beautifully recorded and mixed at Propeller Studio in Oslo, the album focuses on typically Scandinavian elements such as folk music, melancholia, and the deep woods.

In that respect it's fair to say that they belong to the same tradition as Tord Gustavsen and the late Esbjörn Svensson, even Jan Johansson in some respects, but without really sounding like...

"On their second album, this most melodic trio continue in the same tradition as on their highly-acclaimed debut from 2010 -- a tradition that implies typically Scandinavian elements such as folk music, melancholia and the deep woods. In that respect...

"Andy Sheppard on the recording: "I knew from the first time I heard the trio play that I would fit right in. I loved the melodic sense and vibe and was thrilled when I was invited to guest with the trio in London in 2016. Since then we've had a chance to grow the music with tours in Korea and Norway, before Espen wrote a set of fantastic tunes for the recording session in Oslo. They played themselves and we had a ball recording, everything clicked and in two days we had made a very special album."...

“The Genoese band Eris Pluvia contributed in 1991, with the debut album "Rings of Earthly Light", to the rebirth of the Italian progressive rock scene; a record to be counted without much hesitation among the classics of that era, which unfortunately did not have any follow-up until the recent "Third Eye Light" in 2010.
"Different Earths" comes then six years after its predecessor, renewing its formula and giving us a band still inspired, that prefers, to the display of instrumental technique typical..

"This relatively short-lived (from 1972-77) obscure German symphonic/kraut band consisted of three members from a band called Paradise on Earth, these were; keyboardist Eckhardt Franke, drummer Michael Brandes and bassist Gunter Armbrecht, when....

Another extraordinarily good archival find in fine sound. E.S. were a progressive hard rock Krautrock outfit, featuring an excellent heavy guitarist who reminds me of a cross of early Martin Barre/Mick Abrahams with a bit of Jimi Hendrix tossed in...

In 1994 Joseph Petric (baritone sax) approached David Mott (accordion) and suggested the idea of a unique duo which would explore new compositional, improvisation and artistic terrain. In the baritone saxophone discography, this disc reinforces the wel...

Errata Corrige were a 'one and done' Rock Progressivo Italiano band who released a very rare and obscure album (until the CD era) that came out in 1976. It was a quiet, symphonic classic, featuring piano/organ/string synth, cello, flute, acoustic and....

Best known release from this band, which was a real rarity (as were most of the folk/progressive Basque items) until this reissue. They were mostly French, but they operated in the Basque region, which means that everyone, including me, assumed that...

"Slow and refined progressive rock with twin electric guitars was the trademark of this Basque group. They were a kind of bridge between Gilmour's Pink Floyd sound and electric folk-rock with harmony vocals. Anothe good comparison would be the...

John Taylor: piano
Palle Danielsson: double bass
Peter Erskine: drums

“Recorded in 1997, Juni was the fourth and final ECM album of the Peter Erskine Trio. A piano trio led by a drummer was an unusual proposal and one that initially surprised listeners who had followed Erskine through louder adventures with Weather Report and the Stan Kenton Big Band. But this alliance with pianist John Taylor, the trio’s primary composer, and bassist Palle Danielsson soon found its own following. Down...

An unbelievable price on the hard to find Japanese version of this great album!



To be fair, we must mention that these copies have a VERY MINOR cut on the side.

"The Song Book" was Booker Ervin's answer to the "Ballads" album

Martín Escalante: saxophone
Teté Leguía: bass guitar
Weasel Walter: drums

“This isn’t your grandfather’s free jazz. Hell, it probably isn’t free jazz at all, but you have to call it something. “Katyusha” is ballistic fire music that starts where the most berserk, intense free music begins and then sustains that, then pushes it further. Blood vessel bursting intensity, stamina, speed, and momentum is here in blinding quantities, all the while retaining lightning fast interaction. No dull

"Lacerate is a studio recording of a first-time meeting between saxophonist Martin Escalante and drummer Weasel Walter, two players who adamantly test the extremes of their instruments' capabilities and carve out razor sharp displays of form and focus from the resulting frenzy.
Martin Escalante's reed playing obliterates conventional technique completely in terrifying displays of pure animalism and breakneck momentum. His sound is a one-man riot of simultaneous split tones, growls, multiphonics...

Ellery Eskelin: Tenor Saxophone
Christian Weber: Bass
Michael Griener: Drums

“At any given time in the past few decades, saxophonist Ellery Eskelin, bassist Christian Weber and drummer Michael Griener have been members of genre-defining trios across Europe and the US, proving just how vital jazz is today in its historical form as well as in free playing styles. In the trio Ellery Eskelin, Christian Weber and Michael Griener play free music and traditional jazz. They do not melt down the..

Ellery Eskelin, tenor saxophone / Susan Alcorn, pedal steel guitar / Michael Formanek, double bass.

"Listeners have come to expect the unexpected from tenor saxophonist Ellery Eskelin, especially with respect to the musical settings in which...

Ellery Eskelin: Tenor Saxophone
Christian Weber: Bass
Michael Griener: Drums
"The trio with Ellery Eskelin, Christian Weber and Michael Griener presents an extraordinary album: on Sensations Of Tone the New York saxophonist, the Berlin drummer and the Swiss bassist play Free Music as well as Traditional Jazz. "We dug more deeply into our improvisations and looked directly at this shared affinity for early jazz", Ellery Eskelin writes in the liner notes. The Eskelin-Weber-Griener trio does not

" Esmark, named after a glacier at Spitzbergen that debouches into the Ymer Bay, is a collaboration between the sound architect Nikolai von Sallwitz (Taprikk Sweezee, Karachi Files) and the experimental artist Alsen Rau (Scheich In China, On+Brr). Both have worked on various experimental and performative projects together since 2001. Alsen Rau is also known as one half of the German Duo On+Brr. He recently released under the name Scheich In China and he is one of the founders and curators of the...

" Esmark, named after a glacier at Spitzbergen that debouches into the Ymer Bay, is a collaboration between the sound architect Nikolai von Sallwitz (Taprikk Sweezee, Karachi Files) and the experimental artist Alsen Rau (Scheich In China, On+Brr). Both have worked on various experimental and performative projects together since 2001. Alsen Rau is also known as one half of the German Duo On+Brr. He recently released under the name Scheich In China and he is one of the founders and curators of the...

"Esmerine is the modern chamber ensemble co-founded by former Silver Mt. Zion member Rebecca Foon and Godspeed You! Black Emperor alumnus Bruce Cawdron in the early 2000s, composing two beloved albums of post-rock based around cello and mallet instruments on Madrona Records in 2003 and 2005. The group emerged from a semi-hiatus in 2010 and have made four acclaimed full-length records of uniquely emotive, lyrical, exploratory instrumental music since then (all released by Constellation) – each marked by...

Jan Garbarek / Terje Rypdal / Arild Andersen / Jon Christensen:
Basically, this is the early Norwegian ECM all-stars presented a couple of years before ECM started recording them and with a great and pretty greatly different sound!

"Jan Garbarek had studied with the great American composer George Russell, and had previously appeared on Russell's venture into jazz-rock, Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved By Nature. Whereas his teacher's usage of rock rhythms in an avant jazz context often came...

“ESP is a light disguise for Tony Lowe and Mark Brzezicki, and while the latter may be more familiar from Big Country, Lowe enjoys credentials as guitarist / producer for names such as Roger Daltrey, Julian Lennon and David Cross. From the first moments of ‘Overture’ it’s apparent we’re dealing with quality, with punchy drums, the strains of analogue synths...and guitar interwoven in a bold, expansive statement of intent... As a new force on the symphonic prog block, ‘Invisible Din’ is as good an opening...

‘Phenomena’ is the fifth release from Tony Lowe’s ESP Project on and was written, arranged and performed by Tony, between January and June 2020. The album also features Damien Child who wrote the insightful and imaginative lyrics once again, and added the vocals at the end of May, with a special guest appearance by Alison Fleming on vocals on Track 7.
‘Phenomena’ has all the hallmarks of previous ESP albums with alluring melodies and stirring arrangements. Tony’s guitar and synth play haunting...

"Helena Espvall and Masaki Batoh are known to open-eared music listeners for their collaborations with other artists -- artists with names such as Ghost, Espers, Damon & Naomi, Fursaxa, Tom Rapp, Lukas Ligeti, Bert Jansch, among many others...

"Further along the path of musical friendship that Helena Espvall and Masaki Batoh have discovered for themselves, we find Overloaded Ark ready to sail. And indeed, a new and better society might be provided for with all that they've packed on board...

Nice to see this obscure Catalan jazz-rock band's material available! You can hear hints of flamenco mixed in, which marks this band as a product of Spain.

"Fine jazz-rock outfit coming out of the Rock Laietà scene in mid-70s Barcelona. Their...

"With a six-inch pompadour, brocaded shirts, rhinestone shades, and a rhythmic, belligerent style of piano playing, Esquerita was the original Little Richard, years before Mr. Penniman tutti-frutti'd his way to stardom.

Working around the...

“In 1966, Dallas was a Mecca for great bands and two of the best, The Exotics and The Esquires, are included on this album. The Exotics began as a rock and roll band in 1959, but by 1966 were recording psych-pop and folk-rock gems. They released three singles, one of them, 'Come With Me,' reaching the top ten. The Esquires formed in 1965 and recorded four singles, mixing folk-rock with a hard edged sound. The wild 'Come On Come On' and 'Judgment Day' are what make The Esquires legendary today. Dallas '66...

Carmina Escobar : voice sound toys, guitarron
Milo Tamez : home percussion, stones, branches, electronics
Thollem McDonas : synthesizer, vocals, clay pot

“Estamos Trio is an exploratory music ensemble formed through the cross-border Estamos Project founded by Thollem McDonas in 2010. The trio includes Carmina Escobar (vocals, electronics, guitarrón), Milo Tamez (percussion, found objects, electronics) and Thollem (keyboard, vocals, clay pot).
Recorded live at SITE Santa Fe, Dire...

“Estamos Trio, on the album - appropriately titled - People's History, offers an avant-garde and multicultural reflection with an epicenter in the history of the border that separates Mexico from the United States....led by the North American pianist and composer Thollem McDonas they create music that tries to encourage communication and collaboration between musicians and artists born on both sides of the Mexican-American border to, in this way, develop a better understanding and appreciation among...


"Founded in Perugia in 1975, L’Estate di San Martino is a band who, as many others in the Italian prog scene, only recently had the opportunity to release some records and play live with a certain regularity. The group is now celebrating their 40th...