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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...

Yet another great winner from trumpeter Hino from 1975. Recorded April 14, 1975, this features a relatively large band: tenor sax, electric piano, alto sax, trombone, guitar, electric and double bass, drums and 2 percussionists!...

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...

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...

''Not all great composers are dead. Some of them even appear in public as rock musicians. Tim Hodgkinson is such a composer.''-Michael Bloom/Boston Rock. An intense fusion of contemporary classical music & rock energy. It is a unique form of electronic...

''Not all great composers are dead. Some of them even appear in public as rock musicians. Tim Hodgkinson is such a composer.''-Michael Bloom/Boston Rock.

An intense fusion of contemporary classical music & rock energy. It is a unique form of...

Remastered, properly done reissue of Hoelderlin's much sought after third album. This and Rare Birds are the band at their peak of their symphonic/progressive prime. "They were clearly influenced by British bands of the time. The melodic sensibilities...

Remastered, properly done reissue of Hoelderlin's much sought-after second album on CD. Starting their life as a folk rock band, the band lost their female singer, changed the spelling of their name slightly (from Holderlin to Hoelderlin) and moved into symphonic rock territory with strong mellotron work and much more.
"They were clearly influenced by British bands of the time. The melodic sensibilities of The Moody Blues, the theatrics of Genesis and the muscularity of King Crimson all come into...

Hoelderlin were a German symphonic rock band featuring five musicians on vocals, keyboards, viola, guitars, bass and drums, as well as a dedicated lyricist. This live album was their fifth album and was recorded in 1977; rather towards the end of the p...

Remastered, properly done reissue of Hoelderlin's much sought-after fourth album on CD. This and Clowns & Clouds are the band at their peak of their symphonic/progressive prime. "This was the band's last great studio album. Everything came together on...

Nice to see this rarity available; I've had a vinyl copy of this since the mid 80's, but that edition was sold out a billion years ago and it has never appeared again until now!

"1977 avant/folk progressive masterpiece from minimalist composer...


"2012 collaboration between the Marillion vocalist and Porcupine Tree/Japan keyboardist. Hogarth is best known as the frontman of Marillion, the Progressive Rock legends that he joined in 1989, following spells in The Europeans and How We Live. In recent years Richard Barbieri has been a core member of Porcupine Tree playing keyboards on all the band's albums since 1993 as well as releasing two solo albums. Prior to this, it was in the new-wave pioneers Japan that he originally came to prominence....

"Robin Holcomb is a rare talent, with a foot in the pop world of singer/songwriter through several acclaimed releases on major labels, and roots in the downtown avant-garde that reach back to the first generation of Studio Henry mavericks. For her firs...

First album by this German band, and the only one that they released during their folk rock influenced period. The title translates as "Hoelderlin's Dream", and this is indeed a dreamy folk/prog/psychedelic classic! "Their debut (aka Holderlin's Dream)...

Holding Pattern were a progressive rock Connecticut band who released a 12" EP in 1981 that really was ignored at the time, but was then re-discovered in the following years and was later reissued with lots of bonus tracks on CD. The band then fell...

Jam-packed 2 CD best-of that takes tracks from 11 albums, from 1984 to 2000. Allan is a masterfully brilliant player, and this is an excellent introduction to what he feels is the best of his work. [Alternity]

ALLAN HOLDSWORTH: guitars, synthaxe
GORDON BECK: keyboards
GARY WILLIS: bass
KIRK COVINGTON: drums

"Allan's ninth album is a collection of interpretations of jazz standards by John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Django Reinhardt, and Joe...

"Twelve CD box set collection featuring all of Allan Holdsworth's solo albums from 1982-2003. That title is no hyperbole-it was a proclamation that ran on the cover of Guitar Player Magazine in 2008, and is a feeling shared by fans and guitarists all around the world. Still, though, Holdsworth remains largely under-rated; many who admire his most famous work have overlooked dozens of fascinating finds to be made on his decades of recordings. This collection is a treasure trove of such discoveries, as it....

This is not a new title, but this is a now out of print title, of which we were able to get 8 final copies from MoonJune (thanks, Leonardo), before they disappear forever!
Never-before released material from this supergroup's European tour of May, 2007. Reuniting for the first time since their work together with the New Tony Williams Lifetime, and performing a number of tunes from the totally classic Believe It album, guitarist Allan Holdsworth and keyboardist Alan Pasqua are joined by the great...

Early ECM session that veers closer to freebop-styled free jazz than what the label became known for, but ohmygod, this is a great album. Dave's first album as a leader, this is essentially Circle (Anthony Braxton-reeds, Dave Holland-bass...

"This is the best new (not classic) instrumental jazz recording I've purchased in 20 years. It came out a decade ago so, nothing better ten years before it or after. And it holds up perfectly after a decade. It's hard-edged jazz, maybe acid-jazz, I...

John Hollenbeck is one of the great up 'n' coming composers in jazz/new music today. His work as a composer for his large ensemble as well as for the great Claudia Quintet has won him great acclaim from the public and the critics (he scored the #1 slot..

Great big-band disc by John - best know to these readers as the leader of the great Claudia Quintet. Includes a couple of really great big-band re-workings of Claudia pieces! "Because of their sheer physical bulk and lethal defensive firepower, big ban...

John is, of course, known to all of us as the leader of the incredibly wonderful Claudia Quintet. This includes a number of different aspects of his work but most importantly for fans of Claudia, it includes two great tracks by Claudia (total of 16')...

"How to follow-up a Grammy-nominated album disarmingly called Songs I Like a Lot? By broadening the canvas and releasing Songs We Like a Lot, of course. John Hollenbeck returns after the triumph of Songs I Like a Lot, accompanied again by vocalists Kate McGarry and Theo Bleckmann, with an expanded palette and even more robust sonic transformations, encompassing everything from Burt Bacharach to the poetry of Kenneth Patchen, from Cyndi Lauper to a deconstructed Get Lucky.
A combination of indelible..

This has John doing his arrangements of popular repertoire songs performed by the great Frankfurt Radio Big Band and sung by the always stunning Theo Bleckmann and new (to John) vocalist Kate McGarry. Tunes include Wichita Lineman and The Moon's a...