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"The legendary jazz recordings made by Black Saint/Soul Note make a welcome return to the active catalog with this series of specially-priced boxed sets that highlight some of the label's finest artists. Andrew Hill - The Complete Remastered Recordings features four discs in slipcases with original album artwork housed in a clamshell box."

This is the fairly amazingly powerful and over-the-top release by the fairly amazing drummer Zach Hill, who is also one half of the shred/progressive/noise duo Hella. This has a large number of big names from the underground, such as Marnie Stern...

"Some gigs are simply meant to be out there - even if they take decades to actually make it into our hands. This is without doubt one of those concerts; recorded at the Philips Halle, Düsselsdorf on the 28th March 1979 during the Live Herald Tour.
Released following the AIM-nominated deluxe box set from Hillage, Searching for the Spark, this Düsselsdorf double CD showcases the Steve Hillage Band's prowess with excellent sound quality - a quality so high that you'll forget that it's a live recording...

Gong's guitar-star recorded this very fine, Gong-influenced album in 1975. It features an all-star cast: Dave Stewart-organ, piano, Mike Howlett-bass, Pierre Moerlin-drums, Tim Blake-synths, Didier Malherbe-saxes & flute, Miquette Giraudy-voice and Lindsay Cooper-bassoon.

For me, this is Steve's strongest solo album and is a must have for Gong and Khan fans, as the sound is somewhere between the two and having what is basically Gong with Dave Stewart contributing strongly on piano and organ only...

This was Steve's last album for Virgin and was originally released as a double album. It finds him caught between his guitar-oriented music and the tecno-electronica that he would start heading towards. This was originally a double album with one disc...

This was Steve's fourth solo album and the last of the relatively big-budget albums when Virgin was still (sorta) trying to push him into being a big guitar-star. I can still see the copies with the sticker proudly proclaiming "Green Viny!" in the...

This was Hillage's 2nd solo album and his first after leaving Gong. There was a big push to make him a progressive rock star with this album; the album was produced by Todd Rundgren and the band is basically Hillage, Miquette Giraudy, Don Cherry (!!!)...

"Talk to any connoisseur of '70s-era double live albums, and many will agree that Steve Hillage's Live Herald, recorded and released in 1977-1978, rates among the finest jewels that the genre has to offer. So it's astonishing to discover that someone...

Even though Virgin had given up on Steve becoming the big star they wanted him to be by the time this was released in 1979, this excellent live album recorded on his 1978 tour was still a great album. This was originally 3 live sides and 1 studio side....

This is Steve Hillage at the height of his fame, in the middle of a huge US tour in support of his album "L", opening for E.L.O. at one of NYC's larger venues!

Recorded on February 12, 1977, this is a excellent, well balanced archival find, supplied and remastered by Steve himself! Highly recommended!

"A brilliant vintage live performance from Gong guitar guru and one of the most innovative guitarists of his era, Steve Hillage!

Crystal clear soundboard recording that captures....

This was Steve Hillage's 3rd solo album. Virgin was still trying to make Steve a star and it continues musicially in the same vein as L, except this time he's got his own band instead of Todd Rundgren's Utopia to back him up. Features Light in the Sky...

The last of Hillage's albums to strictly feature his progressive rock/post Gong sound. This includes the studio tracks that were left off of the new version of Live Herald, as well as two additonal tracks.

The last of Hillage's albums to strictly feature his progressive rock/post Gong sound. This includes the studio tracks that were left off of the new version of Live Herald, as well as two additonal tracks.

"Why did it take so long for this great live set to be released? This is 74+ minutes of prime late 70's Steve Hillage and his quartet. Recorded at the Rainbow Theater in London, the live sound is very good. The band--Hillage-guitar/vocals, Miquette Giraudy-synth/vocals, Joe Blocker-drums, and Curtis Robinson-bass--is one of Hillage's better bands. To put things in context, this set was recorded about a year after Hillage's fine album "L" in 1976.
In a nutshell--fans of Hillage from this period will..

Hillage's sixth album caught a lot of people by surprise after all his work as a guitar-star, but in hindsight it fits right into his post-guitar musical world, where he found much fame in the early techno/electronica world. A very nice, low-key album...

"Extremely limited deluxe 22 CD box with many 'extras'.
Searching For The Spark is a set containing all the work guitar great and electronic music innovator Steve Hillage recorded from his studio debut (1969's Arzachel) to the first System 7 album in 1991.
The set includes: Arzachel. Khan's Space Shanty, 1972. All eight of Hillage's classic Virgin Records solo albums - Fish Rising, L, Motivation Radio, Green, Live Herald, Rainbow Dome Music, Open (and Studio Herald), For To Next (and its....

Singer/songwriter whose latest appears here on Andy Partridge's Ape House label.

"The new album! Veda and a large gang of brilliant musician friends play ecstatic songs about life, death, and japanese bathhouses. Piano, two drummers, guitar...


"This CD is a special Limited Edition of 150 numbered CDs, and each copy is autographed by all members of the group.

Recorded in a smoke-filled private studio high in the coastal mountains of Southern California, "Hillmen: The Whiskey Mountain Sessions, Vol. II" is forty minutes of contemporary instrumental music at its dynamic best.
The band performs in a style called Free Improvisation, which means Hillmen just tune up and play with absolutely no predetermined structure, rhythm or key...

Excellent, heavy Swedish spacerock/stoner-rock/psych trio. Simple, but very effective, trancey/psych music made with guitars, organ, bass and drums.
So many great Swedish bands and so little time to take enough drugs to enjoy them all!
"Alive At Roadburn is Gothenburg based Hills' third album with Rocket Recordings. Hot off the Swedish psychedelia revival of the past few years and after their hailed 2015 album Frid, Hills connect the dots to their country's rich and intoxicating past with a...

Third-eye visionaries Hills present their third opus, a dizzying journey that traverses through the band's origins and beyond to new dimensions. The Gothenburg, Sweden-based band have released two full-length albums since forming in 2006.

Part of a rich local scene that also includes friends and Rocket Recordings label-mates Goat, they form the next chapter in a tradition of Swedish psychedelia that found its origins in late-'60s and early-'70s freakouts and mind-melts by the likes of Baby....

Excellent, heavy Swedish spacerock/stoner-rock/psych trio. Their first was on Sulatron and now they've moved to Transubstans and they've turned up the electricity and heat. Simple, but very effective, trancey/psych music made with guitars, organ, bass...

"Though each musician has it's own experiences that includes several musical styles (going from World Music to Rock or classical contemporary music and Jazz), "Himalaya" is an ensemble that is commit in a direction with "world music" tendencies...

This fusion effort is led by bassist/composer David Hines and appearing with him is Steve Hunt-keyboards (Mahavishnu Project, Billy Cobham, Stanley Clarke), Steve Kirby-guitar and Steve Michaud-drums (Allan Holdsworth). In addition to this core band, A...

This is one of the many great electric jazz albums from Japan from the 70s, but it's notable because (1) it's a lesser known album from that already lesser known scene and (2) it's a total smoker that you probably aren't aware of, but should be...

This is one of the greatest "you can't judge a record by looking at the cover" records ever.
Yeah, it's a crap cover and it makes this album look totally disposable.
Look who is in the band!
Terumasa Hino-cornet
Masabumi Kikuchi-keyboards
Gil Evans-arranger
Herbie Hancock-keyboards
Kenny Kirkland-keyboards
Steve Grossman-sax
Reggie Workman-bass
Anthony Jackson-bass
Lenny White-drums
Don Alias-percussion
and that's just a partial listing!...

If you like the electric 70s period of Miles, as well as spiritual/cosmic jazz, there's a lot of great releases from the 70s and into the 80s from the Japanese jazz scene that is well worth investigating. This is one of the really great ones from the...

This 1975 session is acoustic but very open and groovin' in nature. The core band is Terumasa Hino-trumpet, Hideo Mayata-tenor and soprano sax, Fumio Itabashi-piano, Tsutomu Okada-bass and Motohiko Hino-drums with big guest spots for additional...

This is a great, energetic, soaring, spiritual jazz live album where you can hear the audience just going crazy with enthusiasm and firing up the musicians to even greater heights.

Recorded live on April 8, 1975 the musicians performing here...

"Terumasa Hino is the legendary Japanese trumpeter who has given us countless amazing sessions since the late 60s. His work in the 70s channeled the spirit of electric Miles Davis. This live album from 1973 isn’t plugged in but its searing with white...

"Hiromi Uehara is the petite Japanese pianist that has been shaking up the jazz world for a number of years. With each passing album she has added more electric instrumentation and the music has taken on some fusion overtones. Time Control is a new...

Shelley is one of the best known downtown NYC vocal improvisers. This is a musical suite about growing up in Brooklyn in the 50's & 60's. [Tzadik]

"The charismatic raconteur Shelley Hirsch returns with a fabulous new ensemble led by the talented Swiss composer Simon Ho to present her greatest extended work to date. Combining new compositions with reconstructed fragments from previous work, this...

Vocal acrobat, improviser, raconteur, chanteuse and so much more, Brooklyn born Shelley Hirsch has been a central figure in the downtown scene since the mid 70s, collaborating with just about every important figure in new music. This special collection...

In the 80s and 90s, in DC, one of the great nights out you could see once every 10 months or so, was singer / songwriter / guitarist / bandleader Robyn Hitchcock with whatever group of musicians he was fronting at that time.
He was always witty and a treat and I saw him quite a few times and always had a great blast and he's still witty and a treat, but now in a distinguished, silver-haired kinda way.

"After making records for three decades, Robyn Hitchcock has largely lost the ability to...

In the 80s and 90s, in DC, one of the great nights out you could see once every 10 months or so, was singer / songwriter / guitarist / bandleader Robyn Hitchcock with whatever group of musicians he was fronting at that time.
He was always witty and a treat and I saw him quite a few times and always had a great blast and he's still witty and a treat, but now in a distinguished, silver-haired kinda way.

"In 2004, Robyn Hitchcock's loose and folky Spooked saw the insect- and crustacean-loving...

In the 80s and 90s, in DC, one of the great nights out you could see once every 10 months or so, was singer / songwriter / guitarist / bandleader Robyn Hitchcock with whatever group of musicians he was fronting at that time.
He was always witty and a treat and I saw him quite a few times and always had a great blast and he's still witty and a treat, but now in a distinguished, silver-haired kinda way.

"Six years after his superb I Often Dream of Trains, Robyn Hitchcock returned to the...

A 2007 release by one of the great songwriters and lyricists of our time, up there with Peter Blegvad, but much more prolific. "Viva Seattle Tacoma, Viva Viva Viva Sea-Tac; They've got the best computers and coffee and smack!"

In the 80s and 90s, in DC, one of the great nights out you could see once every 10 months or so, was singer / songwriter / guitarist / bandleader Robyn Hitchcock with whatever group of musicians he was fronting at that time.
He was always witty and a treat and I saw him quite a few times and always had a great blast and he's still witty and a treat, but now in a distinguished, silver-haired kinda way.

"Sometime after the release of 2003's sparse and slightly chilly Luxor, Robyn Hitchcock...

In the 80s and 90s, in DC, one of the great nights out you could see once every 10 months or so, was singer / songwriter / guitarist / bandleader Robyn Hitchcock with whatever group of musicians he was fronting at that time.
He was always witty and a treat and I saw him quite a few times and always had a great blast and he's still witty and a treat, but now in a distinguished, silver-haired kinda way.

"Recorded at the Marquee in London shortly after the release of Fegmania!, the live Gotta....

Very good, modern big band album. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida works much better than you would think!

"A composer who writes a 16-minute big-band piece based on "In-a-Gadda-da-Vida" isn't going for subtlety — but then, he probably wouldn't appear nude...

''A founding member of the legendary band After Dinner, Haco is one of the most versatile vocalists in the Japanese indies scene. Her newest project, Hoahio, finds her collaborating with two of the most exciting young musicians in Tokyo: koto virtuoso ...

Hoahio's second CD is even more quirky and varied than the first. Joining koto virtuoso Yagi Michiyo and Kansai vocalist Haco (After Dinner) this time is Era Mari, a remarkable young percussionist from Kyoto. Her brilliant vibes and marimba playing giv...

"Sudoku 82, a spare, beautiful, spacious piece for eight pianos, was composed utilizing systems derived from sudoku puzzles and the GarageBand computer program. It is here performed (all eight parts) by noted Los Angeles pianist Bryan Pezzone. The music..

Bram De Looze piano / Lester St.Louis cello / Dre Hocevar drums Sam Pluta electronics, signal processing on "Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA)".

"Jazz is indeed a universal language. The leader of this trio, drummer and composer Dre Hocevar...

Lester St.Louis cello /Bram De Looze piano / Dre Hocevar drums / Chris Pitsiokos saxophone / Philip White electronics, signal processing.

"After the success of "Coding of Evidentiality", Dre Hocevar is back—not with his trio, but with a quintet, considering the inner transformations to a quartet and again to a trio, expanding the original quest of "Collective Effervescence". Cellist Lester St. Louis and pianist Bram De Looze are one more time associated with the percussionist and composer...

Elias Stemeseder piano / Charmaine Lee voice / Dré Hoc_evar drums, composition / Bernardo Barros electronics / Weston Olencki brass / Michael Foster reeds.

"There is a particular, stately calmness about this album as if it’s out-worldly sonics have been chiseled off some strange marble. From the abrasive brass opener onward, up to that final anguished scream, a sense of meticulously sculpted logic envelops it's razor-sharp, elegantly reserved pieces. Wholly born of spontaneous improvisation...

Sam Pluta live electronics, signal processing Aaron Larson Tevis trumpet Bryan Qu saxophone
Mette Rasmussen saxophone
Jeremy Corren piano
Zack Clarke synthesizer
Lester St. Louis cello
Henry Fraser bass
Dre Hocevar drums, interaction

"Voice of a new generation — what is anticipated by the listeners today? When one begins a personal voyage incited by the title “Transcendental Within the Sphere of Indivisible Remainder,” the first impressions may deceive. Composer

"Back Door was a band formed by Colin Hodgkinson, Tony Hicks and Ron Aspery in 1969. It featured a revolutionary line up of Bass, Saxophone and drums playing a fusion of Jazz and Blues. The band made 4 albums between 1969 and 1975, during which time...

This is five pieces by Tim in strictly 'modern composer' mode, with all the pieces composed between 2000-2010.

"I am a composer and also an improviser specialising in clarinets and lap steel guitar. After studying anthropology I taught myself...