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Massimo Pupillo, bass / Paal Nilssen-Love, drums / Peter Broetzmann, tenor sax / Toshinori Kondo, trumpet.

"Recorded live in Lisbon, at the 2011 edition of the festival Jazz em Agosto, “Snakelust” is the most fantastic upbringing, to this date...

"An object lesson in how free improvised music should sound when played with authenticity and sincerity." — The Wire

"A wonderfully unhinged stew of avant-garde jazz rock" —Tiny Mix Tapes

"Their musicianship and group energy jumps...

Kenny Hakansson was the great guitarist with Baby Grandmothers, Bo Hansson and Kebnekajse, among others. Right around the time that Kebnekajse was winding down for the 1st time (they've since returned stornger than ever with two new albums!), Kenny...

This 1995 release is Swedish legendary guitarist Kenny's 3rd solo album. Kenny is best known for providing the guitarwork on the classic era Bo Hansson albums, as well as being the original guitarist in one of the earliest Swedish psychedelic bands...







This is the second release by masterful Dutch fusion guitarist Richard Hellebeek, who you should know from keyboardist Lalle Larsson's tremendously great, last album Nightscapes.

Nearly 10 years ago, Richard made his first solo album, which...



H-Alpha is a NYC/downtown all-star trio of Briggan Krauss-baritone and alto sax, Ikue Mori-laptop, Jim Black-drums and percussion. All three of these musicians have numerous interesting/great/teriffic projects under their own names or in association

A modern string quartet who recorded this album in 1998, they have some personnel ties to Julverne, as well as to the legendary Flemish folk groups Rum and Madou. This is mostly self-written (by Jeannot Gillis) modern material. [Igloo]

Mary Halvorson :: guitar
Susan Alcorn :: pedal steel guitar
Jonathan Finlayson :: trumpet
Jon Irabagon :: alto saxophone
Ingrid Laubrock :: tenor saxophone
Jacob Garchik :: trombone
John Hébert :: bass
Ches Smith :: drums

"Continuing her streak of outstanding releases, guitarist extraordinaire Mary Halvorson once again shows her determination to build upon her unique style as a composer and bandleader. She's taken her septet from 2013's superb Illusionary S

Mary Halvorson, guitar / Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet / Jon Irabagon, alto saxophone / John Hébert, bass / Ches Smith, drums.

Mary's back with her big guitar and her great band for a second album with her fine quintet.

Bending Bridges..

This record has gotten a lot of critical acclaim and it deserves it, as the group and Mary have a unique guitar-trio sound. My only caveat about the press is that everyone talks about how 'out' this is and maybe I'm just getting old and obscure, but it...

"This album is the debut of her seven-piece ensemble. The album features six Halvorson originals, where the four-horn blend brings deeper sonority, orchestral possibility, and an increased level of intricacy to Halvorson’s distinctive compositional...

One of the most instantly recognizable voices on the guitar today, this is Mary's first solo album!

"Mary Halvorson's Meltframe is the product of three years of gestation and refinement. Initially conceived as a solo guitar album made up of...

"After thirteen years and thirty-two CDs Zorn’s expansive Book of Angels project is now complete! This final installment presents the last ten unrecorded compositions from Masada Book Two and the variety, drama and lyricism is just as strong as the very first volume. Mary Halvorson, a long time Masada fan and one of the most acclaimed guitarists of her generation leads a dynamic quartet featuring Miles Okazaki, Drew Gress and Tomas Fujiwara. The music is intense, wild and incredibly varied—a beautiful...

"Saturn Sings is guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson’s highly anticipated follow-up to her acclaimed 2008 debut, Dragon’s Head. It documents a new book of music written for her latest ensemble, the Mary Halvorson Quintet, which adds fellow New Yorkers....

"Hamadryad is a group of musicians all driven by the same passion: musical creation. Their music tastefully blends progressive and classic rock, with a touch of cinematic vision, taking the listener on a musical adventure. (In classical mythology...

"The legendary jazz recordings made by Black Saint/Soul Note make a welcome return to the active catalog with this series of boxed sets. The set includes the albums Reunion, Arroyo, Trio!, My Panamanian Friend and Dancing to a Different Drummer."

"Shadow Machine is the first CD by Tom Hamilton and Bruce Eisenbeil, who began playing music together in 2007. Coherence without predictability, speed without tempo, direction without a roadmap - an unlikely foray into the world of out-jazz and free...

Mike Silverton, text, voice; Tom Hamilton, sounds, assemblage; Al Margolis, sounds "Analogue Smoque's deportment owes much to Dada, which positions it some 85 years late for lunch. The work's disjunct, shard-like character looks in significant measure...


Once again, I had never heard of guitarist Fred Hamm until he sent us a copy of this album and I was fairly impressed. Working with a trio (keyboards and drums). Not jazz, not rock, not techno; fairly hard to pigeonhole, although I guess it is closest ...

"Sometimes plenty can happen in three years; sometimes plenty can happen in a matter of days. When Jan Hammer recorded Maliny Maliny at a club in Munich on August 30, 1968, the keyboardist had no idea that, in three short years he'd be at the...

24 bit digitally remastered reissue of this excellent first solo album by the ex-keyboardist of The Mahavishnu Orchestra. Well, it's not utterly solo, as violinist Steve Kindler appears on 4 tracks to excellent effect and percussionist David Earle...


Who else has been at it with such a huge amount of releases (some bad ones admittedly, but bad ones shows he is willing to take chances and taking chances is how you make great ones) for 45 years?

"The last conversation I had on the subject of...

Great 1980 album by Peter; his last truly great release for some years, imo. At this point, in 1980, the music industry was fucked up enough that he was forced to release this album himself. Interestingly, he also had taught himself to play drums, so...

Hammill's second solo album was recorded not too long after Van Der Graaf Generator imploded and released in 1973. It's probably my favorite overall of all his solo works and I really like a lot of them, so that's saying something! It blends a very intense singer/songwriter esthetic with more avant/progressive tendencies ala VDGG. Has performances by all of VDGG here and there, with quite a lot of work by David Jackson featured. And, of course, it features a fantastic version of the Pawn Hearts outtake...

Damn fine 2002 release from Peter. There is no reason that someone this late is his career should still be popping out great work, but he is!

"This clutch of songs was written and performed exclusively on acoustic guitars, as were all my earliest efforts. The only additional instruments are Stuart Gordon's violin & viola and David Jackson's saxes & flute. This was not intended to be and has not turned out as any kind of folk or roots collection...

I saw someone on the internet post something like, "dark, deep, great" and that's a pretty good summation of the great man's career in general. This is his 30th solo, by most counts (easy to lose track, y'know...)

"Consequences" is Peter's...

The great man's first solo album, recorded in 1971, while VDGG were just beginning the tackling of Pawn Hearts is...a relatively simple album of songs with backing from all of Van Der Graaf Generator, plus Robert Fripp and a few others here and there.

For this remastered/repackaged reissue, compiler Mark Powell found five studio rehearsal demos of the full Van der Graaf Generator doing The Birds, Sunshine, Happy, Re-Awakening and Summer Song!! Lots of unseen photos and a package design by Phil Smee.

"Peter Hammill’s 35th album under his own name is a finely crafted masterpiece that grapples fearlessly with the varied psychological aspects of old age. Forget the demon alcohol or drugs, advancing time is prog’s worst enemy as more of its veteran heroes, young guns when they started making waves half a century ago, are falling with increasing frequency.
Peter Hammill, who co-formed Van der Graaf Generator at Manchester University 50 years ago, is one of the few to square up to their mortality on...

As Peter mentions in his notes, his fourth solo album from 1974 was the first that he recorded while no longer really under the 'shadow' of VDGG. It's also definitely his most 'out' work; one side is fairly typical of his early period solo material...

"Thirty-five years and dozens of recordings down the pike, Peter Hammill has finally devoted an entire album of material (one 41-minute work in 14 sections) to the subject that is at the very heart of his art: language. His lyrics - even in the early days, on the first albums by Van der Graaf Generator - have always been insightful, literate and thought-provoking, ever the beating heart of his music. This album explores multiple aspects of the word - its meaning, power, implications, magic and more...

Caveat: READ THIS: If you google this title, you will see lots and lots of people talking about what a botch job it is, including someone who bought it from us for $6.00, didn't check it for 2 years and then wanted their money back (I said 'no').

I don't know if they fixed it or the reported problems are wrong, but the DVD played fine in my computer and the entire concert was there on the 2 CDs as well (although seemingly in the wrong order). AT THIS PRICE, HOWEVER, WE WON'T TAKE RETURNS...

Very strange concept album from 1975, right around the time that Hammill and VDGG reformed. Two years before the punk rock movement exploded, Hammill wrote that his body was taken over by a a perpertual 17 year old called Nadir, who reveled in rock and...

His 23rd. That's quite an achievement beyond the fact that it's also a really good one!

"A quite beautiful album, though much underrated by fans. Each song here has a strong narrative - tales within songs. Love lost and celebrated in 'Naming the Rose'; a man's obsession with a younger woman in 'How Far I Fell'; domestic violence in 'Like Veronica' and is that a hint of the novel 'Perfume' contained in 'In A Bottle'? Hammill has always had a strong narrative inclination but here it's at its most..

Hammill's 6th album and I believe the first one released after the final dissolution of Van der Graaf. It is the closest thing to a 'concept' album I can think of by Peter, charting the decline and final dissolution (of course it is a sad story! it's a Peter Hammill album!) of a love affair.
When I was becoming a Hammill fanatic, this one was impossible to find; the only place it was in print (this is lp days, of course) was Israel, and with a lot of difficulty, I did finally procure myself a copy!...

Brand new, double disc of solo performances. One disc of Peter on piano and voice (entitled "What if I forgot my guitar?") and one disc of guitar and vocals (entitled "What if there were no piano?").

"A curious side effect of the reunion and...

"One of Hammill's many interestingly creative periods, The Margin represents his K period 82-85 with Nic Potter, Guy Ellis and VDGG original Guy Evans, one of my very favorite periods that produced studio efforts "Enter K" and "Patience". The Margin follows on as a representation of the magic they produced together in a live setting.
Recently reissued as a two disc expanded set (2002) with additional liner notes from Hammill this is a must own set for any collection that contains VDGG or Hammill...

Hammill's third solo album was recorded not too long after Van Der Graaf Generator imploded and released in early 1974. Like the excellent previous album Chameleon In the Shadow Of The Night, it's an excellent work that blends a very intense singer...

While they last, this is a full 50% off the regular price!

Hammill's third solo album was recorded not too long after Van Der Graaf Generator imploded and released in early 1974. Like the excellent previous album Chameleon In the Shadow Of The Night, it's an excellent work that blends a very intense singer/songwriter esthetic with more avant/progressive tendencies ala VDGG. Has performances by all of VDGG here and there and even guitarist Randy California on one track. The final track, A Louse Is...

A new solo disc by Hammill, and a pretty good one at that. Is there anyone else with such a huge body of work that continues to actually make good albums (No, not EVERY album is good, but enough are that it's always worth hearing what he's up to)...

"This' is the fortieth album for which Peter Hammill has been responsible. It was released on the eve of his fiftieth birthday, after thirty years of music making. The seven songs (and three instrumental 'fragments') on 'This' mark a clear statement of intent to continue pushing at boundaries within the overall context of The Song. Many features of the soundscape will be familiar to those who have followed Peter's music over the years: shape-shifting changes of mood and temperature; lots of "how did we....