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Unless you already own them, this essential set includes Joe Harriott's two legendary classic releases: Free Form (1961) and Abstract (1962) along with their predecessor, Southern Horizon (1960).
This is essential Brit-jazz from someone who was a modernist before anyone else in Britain! Are you a fan of Ornette, Vandermark 5, Eric Dolphy, Cosmologic, etc? You NEED this

"The few recordings of Jamaican born saxophonist Joe Harriott have been hard to come by since they were initially released...

Two extremely rare titles by this now-legendary Brit-jazzer, both of them making their CD debut here!

"The Jamaican-born alto-saxophonist Joe Harriott was among the greatest exponents of jazz ever to have resided in the British Isles...

This is one of the very rarest Brit-jazz releases and, also, in my opinion, one of the very best. This has been mastered from the original master tapes and reissued legitimately for the very first time since the vinyl went out of print about 45 years ago! Hugely recommended!

"Recorded in 1969, the near-legendary "Hum Dono" album by alto saxophonist Joe Harriott and guitarist Amancio D'Silva has secured its place in the British jazz pantheon. A startling blend of Indian, Caribbean and Western ...

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

"Pianist Barry Harris' second recording as a leader (he led a set for Argo in 1958) finds him at the age of 30 playing in the same boppish style he would have...

Beaver Harris, drums
Don Pullen, piano
Hamiet Bluiett, baritone saxophone
Ricky Ford, tenor saxophone
Buster Williams, bass
Francis Haynes, steel drums
Candido, percussion (1)
Sharon Freeman, Willie Ruff, Bill Warnick, Greg Williams, french horns (1)

"Of all the never-issued-on-CD items in history’s dustbin, A Well-Kept Secret is perhaps the most egregious. The beautiful studio recording, made under the watchful ear of über-producer Hal Willner, was first issued o

A reissue of a rare early 80s album + 25 of bonus material, by this LA-based saxist whose music is very much in the African-jazz stylings of Brotherhood of Breath, etc. With Horace Tapscott-piano, bass, drums & percussion. [Nimbus West]

Old folks like me will remember this electric blues/rock/psychedelic album in the lp bins. Recorded live at the Berlin Jazz Festival in November, 1971, at the same festival where the Brotherhood of Breath were playing the performance that became "Eclipse at Dawn"! Sugar Cane was a blues/r'n'b violinist all the way back into the 1950s, when he had a duo called Don and Dewey; Frank Zappa loved Don and Dewey and made Sugar Cane known to rock and progressive fans when he would feature him as a guest violin...

"One of our greatest songwriters, Jesse Harris, is a Grammy Award winning composer whose songs have been recorded by Norah Jones, Smokey Robinson, Solomon Burke, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris and many others. Here he returns to his roots with a...

“Subharmonic ambient doom from Mick Harris(Scorn/Napalm Death/Lull/Quoit) and Bill Laswell. Minimal, dark, and sparse sounds cascade and fall while beautiful descending tones/echoes float and drift. Breathtaking and haunting. Fans of Lull will love this.”

“This is the intense collaboration of Mick Harris--in his Lull mode--and Bill Laswell who combine here to create one of the unsung masterpieces of dark ambient sounds.
The two lengthy tracks, Digital Sonority and Capacious, are what they...

"A core member of Secret Chiefs 3 and the leader of the exciting West Coast ensemble Estradasphere, Timba Harris is a composer and multi instrumentalist of great passion and skill. His first Tzadik CD is a remarkable extended composition about the...

"This Spring Frank Harrison launches his debut album FIRST LIGHT on Basho Records. Frank displays an extraordinarily mature musicality for his age. The music is original, thoughtful, delicate and imbued with texture and colour. It's very lack...

“The latest Prog-Fusion meets orchestral music collaboration between Antoine Fafard and Gavin Harrison, UK virtuoso musicians. Add Jerry Goodman on acoustic and electric Violin, and the orchestral assist from the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, and you are in for a ride.
Antonine Fafard, the UK based bass player is no stranger to collaborating with in a league of their own percussionists, Simon Phillips, Dave Weckl, Terry Bozzio, to name a few. This Chemical Reactions album with Gavin Harrison...

“The United States has been in the midst of a foreign military engagement nearly every year since composer Joel Harrison's birth in 1957. This endless state of war has had lasting impacts on the country’s wellbeing, and far reaching repercussions on generations of soldiers and their families. Guitarist and composer Joel Harrison’s new large ensemble recording, America At War, is a musical meditation on a lifetime of ruinous armed conflicts conducted by the United States...

Joel Harrison: Guitar, dobro, 6 string banjo, National Steel, voice
David Binney: Saxophone
Jon Cowherd: Piano, Hammond B-3 organ, Wurlitzer
Uri Caine: Piano, Fender Rhodes
Chris Tordini, Stephan Crump: Upright Bass
Brian Blade, Allison Miller: Drums
Darol Anger, Christian Howes: Violin
Hank Roberts: Cello
Nels Cline: Guitar
Alecia Chakour, Everett Bradley, Theo Bleckmann, Nicki Logan, Brian Blade: voice

“My goal on the latest Free Country recording is a

“Guitar Talk is a collection of intimate guitar duet recordings featuring Joel Harrison with Ben Monder, Steve Cardenas, Pete McCann, David Gilmore, and legendary bassist Steve Swallow.
Joel Harrison penned nine of the original compositions in 2019. The other two cuts are solo efforts, a gem-like rendition of Eillington’s Reflections in D, and a haunting solo take on America the Beautiful.
All tracks were recorded with two amps in a room, no overdubs. Harrison is in the left speaker in all duos.

Guitarist/composer Joel Harrison's very first big band album! This features Joel's usual very large mixture of styles (his wide stylistic influences and grasp is one of Joel's most interesting features, I think) and a fine, large, 19 piece ensemble!...

"…drags American roots out of the campfire singalong into the solar system." – Village Voice

"Add Joel Harrison to Metheny and Frisell as guitarist/ composers who have created a new blueprint for jazz." -– New Orleans Times

Quite fantastic release by guitarist/composer Joel Harrison. It has a great band and interesting instrumentation: Joel Harrison - guitar / Donny McCaslin - tenor saxophone / Gary Versace - piano, Hammond B-3 / Christian Howes - violin / Dana Leong...

Joel Harrison - guitar, voice
Cuong Vu - trumpet
Paul Hanson - bassoon
Kermit Driscoll - bass
Brian Blade - drums, voice

"US guitarist Joel Harrison has forged resonant Americana, raw-edged rock and a rich jazz palette into...

Joel Harrison - electric, National Steel, acoustic guitars
Anupam Shobhakar - sarode
Ben Wendel - saxophone, bassoon
Dan Weiss - drums, tabla
Hans Glawischnig - acoustic bass (2,3,5,6,7)
Stephan Crump - acoustic bass (1,8)
Members of Talujon Percussion Quartet:
David Cossin - bells, toms, snare, woodblock, cajon, bongos, bass drum
Matt Ward - marimba, vibraphone, timpani, glockenspiel
Michael Lipsey - Street drum, talking drum, vibraphone ...

"Joel Harrison is a wildly diverse musician with a penchant for unorthodox instrumental combinations who has sustained one of the most unpredictable discographies of the last decade. Here Joel, along with David Binney, Stephan Crump & others sets his...

Holy Abyss is a collaborative effort between guitarist/composer Joel Harrison and bassist/composer Lorenzo Feliciati. Joining them is trumpeter Cuong Vu, Roy Powell on Hammond B-3 organ and piano, and Dan...

Wonderful, just intonated, 24 tones per octave piano music, very reminiscent of LaMonte Young's well tuned piano works, which isn't surprising, as Harrision studied with Young for many years. If you like this sort of sound, this is really great...

Mark Turner tenor saxophone
Ben Street double bass
Ethan Iverson piano
Billy Hart drums
"First ECM recording of a quartet formed in 2003. Originally billed as the Ethan Iverson-Mark Turner Quartet, it soon became the Billy Hart Quartet

"The Keef Hartley Band with their felicitous mix of Rock, Blues, and Jazz, which has been counted since 1968 being one of the hippest live bands of their era. Until 1973 they recorded 7 albums and played numerous concerts. Nucleus of the often changing...


Promo/cut out copy

I hadn't ever heard of this group,until I researched it out and discovered that this is the second album by Finland's Elonkorjuu (which translates as Harvest Time). Their 1st album, released under the Elonkorjuu name is a high-dollar Finnish album...

The 1st ever reissue of a very rare 1970 album by the musicians who started in Parson Sound & then a year earlier released International Harvester. Shortly after this, they would shrink down, & change their name once more, morphing into Trad Gras Och S...

This is the first time that this solo album by one of the founders of Gryphon has been issued on CD outside of a very hard to find Japanese-only pressing, 15 years ago...

“Richard Harvey began playing the recorder at the age of four. After graduating from the Royal College of Music in 1972 he worked with early music ensemble Music Reservata before joining fellow RCM alumnus Brian Gulland in forming the prog/rock/folk band Gryphon.
Later work found him recording with Sir Paul McCartney, Kate..

"Hashish is a bit of a superproject by Sweden's psych/prog legend Stefan Kéry. By superproject, we mean he's pretty ambitious here: he's mixing influences from kraut, lounge, acid, funk and jazz -- which makes Hashish sound like the lovechild between a 70s soft porn soundtrack composer and a wide-eyed teen experiencing hallucinogens for the first time."-Noisey

"Top-class psychedelia, taking the genre to a new level with a sophisticated approach to afro-funk grooves accompanied by dreamy, playful...

One of the (admittedly many) great bands to emerge from the Knitting Factory scene in the mid to late 80s. A distinctive, weird fusion of jazz, avant-garde, fusion, and Jewish musics. "A 5 CD set at a bargain price, this is the complete studio...

Great modern jazz by this rising star trumpeter and a fine band consisting of the great Ben Monder (guitar), Ben Street (bass) and Jeff Hirshfield (drums).

"American Dream portrays the mindset of many of this generation's young Americans...

George Haslam in Buenos Aires with different groups, 1991 - 93. "The prevailing jazz sensibility sits well with the rhythmic roots of the source material - it's certainly not cultural soup"-David Morrison/The Wire. [Slam]

George Haslam in Buenos Aires with different groups, 1994 - 95. "George Haslam fascinates because he nudges the limits,explores uncharted territories, plays creatively, and conveys delight in doing so."-Steven A. Loewy/Cadence. [Slam]

Haslam back in Buenos Aires (Dec.1998) with some old pals - Mono Hurtado, Ruben Ferrero etc. plus new talent such as Marcelo Jeremias and Fabian Tejada, another voice to be heard is the Argentine soprano saxist Pablo Ledesma. For this third volume Hasl...

"Recorded in Havana and England with great array of Cuban and British musicians: Bobby Carcasses, George Haslam, Steve Waterman, Robin Jones, Paul Rutherford, Maria Cecilia Colon, Richard Leigh Harris, Steve Kershaw, André Leigh-Howarth, Julito Padron...

George Haslam with pianists Vladimir Solyanik in Kiev, Russia and Ruben Ferrero in Buenos Aires, Argentina. "Haslam has combined his talents with two distinguished, if little heard, pianists to create a memorable CD, one that brims with emotion and the...

George Haslam-baritone sax, tarogato, Stefano Pastor-violin, Steve Kershaw-double bass, Paul Hession-drums.

"September, 2006; it was Stefano Pastor’s first visit to England, he came primarily to play in the Oxford Jazz Masters Series concert...

"This is a double CD package, the 2 discs presenting 2 distinct projects. Disc One, which is actually called "Once Upon a Time in Argentina" is by a quartet including 2 percussionists. This unconventional line-up reflects what I think is the...

"Seven great jazz standards prepared with some very original ideas giving a programme of fresh and very listenable music. Throughout the programme runs a predominantly rhythmic theme – Jazz Calypso, Bossa Nova, Jazz Waltz, Ballad, Swing etc...

"George Haslam on bass clarinet, baritone saxophone and tarogato improvising in Buenos Aires with old friends Daniel Harari, Mono Hurtado, Horacio Straijer, Ruben Ferrero and from New York, Hill Greene. Two days in two Buenos Aires studios, Spring 2006...

One of the few really free spirits of British jazz, baritone saxman George Haslam has spent much of his career collaborating with kindred spirits across the globe. In the course of his peregrinations he has performed in Cuba and Argentina one of the ...

Harry Beckett flugelhorn, trumpet, George Haslam baritone sax, tarogato, Stefano Pastor violin, Richard Leigh Harris piano, Steve Kershaw double bass.

"Over 25 years after Beckett and Haslam first appeared on stage together we finally have...

George plays baritone sax & tarogato & Laszlo plays piano. "On baritone Haslam is a great awesome force"-Cadence. "Haslam is masterful on baritone."-Jazz Journal. "Gardony throughout shows himself to be a virtuoso pianist"-Jazz Journal. [Slam]

The first improvised music to be recorded and released in the Ukraine. "Hawkwind meets Cecil Taylor"-Ben Watson, Hi-Fi News. Recorded in Kiev, 1997 [Slam]

A selection of free duo improvisations - Hession on percussion and Haslam on baritone sax and/or tarogato, recorded in the natural beauty of the Pennines, February 2002. [SLAM]

George Haslam-baritone sax, Paul Rutherford-trombone. "One of the most interesting record productions made in jazz in recent years"-Rockerilla (Italy). Recorded Oxford 1989. [Slam]

George Haslam baritone sax, tarogato, clarinet; Richard Leigh Harris piano. Six duo improvisations and 'Goodbye Pork-Pie Hat' are included in Haslam's latest sax/piano duo recording with contemporary pianist/composer Harris. The two have worked togeth...

“It's a strange betweenworld, bookended by sleep and the jolt of being wide awake in a place where you wonder how you got there. You know the feeling' It seems familiar but the colours are, well, unreal. In a high-ceilinged room, a grand piano plays lush melodies as, meanwhile, somewhere, an Alice In Wonderland clock ticks, cellos are bowed, a swarm of something vibrates and the hallucinatory crowd around Rosemary's Baby babble. An echoey electronic hum builds and falls like a 50s refrigerator passed...