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"I first heard Alexander Hawkins play – at the Vortex Jazz Club, with the Anthony Braxton’s cornet-playing protégé Taylor Ho Bynum, bassist Dominic Lash and drummer Harris Eisenstadt in the Convergence Quartet. The music was an idiomatic white-knuckle...

"Those who claim that 1957 was a good year for the Newport are right on the ball: First of all, many great musicians were in the best of form; check out Basie's reunion with Jimmy Rushing, Lester Young and Jo Jones ( featuring Roy Eldridge and Illinois...

One of the band's classic albums for Charisma, reissued in an expanded edition with an entirely new second disc and a total of 12 bonus tracks and given the superb "Mark Powell treatment", with a booklet filled with photos and liner notes...

Never-before released, professionally recorded live album by the short-lived Hawklords, the offshoot of the Hawkwind. Never-before released, professionally recorded live album by the short-lived Hawklords, the offshoot of the Hawkwind...

One of the band's classic albums for Charisma, reissued legitimately for the very first time in an expanded edition and given the superb "Mark Powell treatment", with a booklet filled with photos and liner notes...


"Atomhenge continue their series of definitive releases of Hawkwind's amazing legacy with the release of "CODED LANGUAGES: Hammersmith Odeon 1982". In 1982 Hawkwind released the album "Choose Your Masques" on RCA, their final release for the label and...

A beautifully remastered, bonus track & liner note filled reissue of the band's early best, at a great price ! And Lemmy too! A stoner pal of mine in High School was addicted to this album and it brings back great memories!

By the time the band recorded this 1992 release, they were down to a trio of Dave Brock, Richard Chadwick and Alan Davey. I am pretty sure I saw them on this tour (or shortly before or after) and they were still amazingly great and put on a great...

A beautifully remastered, bonus track & liner note filled reissue of the band's early best, at a great price ! This one features all the old gang (Nik! Lemmy! Brock, Del!) plus the addition of Simon House on synths & violin. [EMI]

A beautifully remastered, bonus track & liner note filled reissue of the band's early best, at a great price ! This is the best place to start, as this is the 'space rock with metal tinges' classic!

I had a dear (now deceased) pal for many years who was a huge Hawkwind fan; got me into them, got me to understand them, got me to go see them (they were great - this was the late 80s). As I recall, this was their last studio album released before he...

"Recorded in 1980 and featuring Ginger Baker and Tim Blake, the album was a classic work and spawned an equally legendary tour. Although Baker's tenure with Hawkwind was brief, a concert at Lewisham Odeon in December 1980 was recorded by a mobile unit...

This 1979 album finds the group at a peak - different than their early 'space punk' peak, but featuring good playing and pieces and Tim Blake on synths, at a peak nevertheless.

"Recorded, of course, during Hawkwind's 1979 U.K. tour, Live '79...

"On Friday, May 26, 2017, Hawkwind returned to London's legendary Roundhouse venue in Chalk Farm for the first time in 40 years. It was also some 45 years after the band famously performed at the venue (captured for posterity on the Greasy Truckers Party album), where they recorded the hit version of 'Silver Machine'. Six months on, this amazing, historic show is captured for posterity within a deluxe, celebratory box set which boasts audio and audio-visual versions of the entire performance...

Recorded on the support tour for their release "Chronicles of the Black Sword", which was a good one. This comes in an expanded edition and given the superb "Mark Powell treatment", with a booklet filled with photos and liner notes..

"The album, originally recorded in 1995 on Hawkwind s Alien 4 tour and was released the following year on the Emergency Broadcast label. The album was a masterpiece and featured the charismatic Ron Tree on vocals, along with a line-up of Dave Brock...

Brand new, studio album from the band who basically invented the spacerock genre. There's a lot of variations on the sound, but almost all of it can be traced back to the Hawks! The lineup is fluid, but names here include leader Dave Brock plus many...

Live recordings from 1972. Great music, not great sound.

"The album, originally recorded in 1977 & 1978 and released in 1979, was the band's final masterpiece for Charisma records that perfectly embraced the influence of the musical New Wave to deliver one of the most effective albums released during...

This has been out for a little while now, but every time we have ordered it from the label, they've been sold out. This is hugely expanded reissue of one of Hawkwind's great albums from just after their classic U.A. period, originally released in 1977...

“Album #31 for Hawkwind. With so many years, gigs and albums (and former members) under the belt, how do you keep things fresh and interesting?
And when you’ve spaced rocked round the universe and back again a few times and turned things up to ten more times than you’ve had hot dinners, in the words of Nigel Tufnell, where have you got left to go?
Dave Brock’s chance meeting with songwriter and conductor Mike Batt at the US Embassy (applying for Visas apparently) sparked off an idea. Hence the...

A beautifully remastered, bonus track & liner note filled reissue of the band's early best, at a great price! This is the early, classic double live album. An orgy of wild, trippy, space metal churning!

"The Emergency Broadcast Years 1994 - 1997 is a five CD set comprising all three of Hawkwind's single albums and one double album originally released by the Emergency Broadcast label between 1994 and 1997: The Business Trip Live, Alien 4, the double set Love in Space and Distant Horizons.
These recordings saw a streamlined Hawkwind enjoy a new period of acclaim. With vocalist Ron Tree as an onstage front man, the band's live concerts of the period were memorable affairs and were perfectly captured...

New, 2016 release by the unstoppable Hawkwind!
"A concept studio album and a live stage show, The Machine Stops is based on E.M. Forster's Sci-fi classic. His dystopian vision of the future is brought to life with characteristic Hawkwind style. An atmospheric, musical interpretation beginning in tunnels deep beneath the earth, where every need is controlled and catered for by the machine. The struggle to escape and find a way to reach the outer surface is a utopian dream, which could prove to be the...

"This is a 3 CD set comprising all three of Hawkwind’s albums originally released by the 'RCA Active' label in 1981 & 1982 – “Sonic Attack”, “Church of Hawkwind” and “Choose Your Masques”.
These recordings saw a streamlined Hawkwind enjoy a consistent period of album chart success and saw them gain a new audience of younger fans. The band’s live concerts of the period were memorable affairs and the trio of albums released in this short period remain high in the affections of Hawkwind’s loyal fan base.

For some unfathomable reason, this fine 1975 album, their sixth, has never really been generally reissued and no one really has explained why. It certainly is not because of the quality of the material, because this is considered one of their finest by many and also considered the last of their string of total classics from the early 70s.
This release has the classic lineup of Dave Brock, Nik Turner, Lemmy, Simon House, Simon King and Alan Powell, and was the last album with Lemmy. This is newly...

For some unfathomable reason, this fine 1975 album, their sixth, has never really been generally reissued and no one really has explained why. It certainly is not because of the quality of the material, because this is considered one of their finest by many and also considered the last of their string of total classics from the early 70s.

This release has the classic lineup of Dave Brock, Nik Turner, Lemmy, Simon House, Simon King and Alan Powell, and was the last album with Lemmy. This is newly..

You get one track by Roy, 3 by the Hawks, 3 by Here & Now and - possibly most interestingly - 2 by The Enid, not so far removed from their late 70s glory and the earliest film footage of them that I am aware of.

"This film captures performances.

"Emily Hay and Marcos Fernandes' new collaborative CD offering, "We Are" captures the capricious nature of improvisation as they move from rhythmic interplay to ambient textures and globally informed grooves to sparring electronics. Anchored by their...

Sachi Hayasaka is one of Japans most creative composer/performers, a bandleader, arranger and soloist of great passion and originality. Her beautiful sound and adven- turous projects have made her, along with Kazutoki Umezu, one of the busiest and mo...

Tubby Hayes was one of the first wave of English hard-bop musicians of the 1950's and 60's and one of the top tenor sax players as well during the 20 years of his career. He never went into free-jazz, but he swung hard and he definitely influenced many...


For those of you interested in European and especially Brit-jazz, Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott (who also appears here) are basically 'ground zero' in terms of a original, British jazz sound.

"Having written a disappointed critique of a...

"January 30th 2105 marks the anniversary of what would have been Tubby Hayes' 80th birthday. Undoubtedly THE ultimate British jazz legend, Hayes' untimely death, aged 38, in 1973 ended what had been a truly remarkable 23 year career, and, although long...

"This major new release is a previously unavailable live performance from a great Tubby Hayes lineup that never made a commercially available CD.
Recorded on 5th December 1968 by Ted Lyons at the legendary Hopbine in North Wembley, The Syndicate reveals Hayes' new quartet that featured the spectacular Dublin born guitarist Louis Stewart and 22 year old drummer Spike Wells, with Kenny Baldock standing in for regular double bassist Ron Mathewson.
With detailed sleeve notes by tenor saxophonist...

Keyboardist Roland Haynes released his first and only album, 2nd Wave, on the Black Jazz label in 1975. Lots of Fender Rhodes is featured on this album (two of them, in fact, one performed by Roland and one by Kirk Lightsey), plus bassist Henry...

A previously unreleased, Caribbean-music flavored session from 1990, first released in 2007!
Roy Haynes drums
George Adams tenor sax
Craig Handy soprano & tenor sax
Graham Haynes cornet
Marcus Miller, Cecil McBee bass
David Kikoski, Harry Whitaker keyboard & piano
Barry Finnerty, Spaceman Patterson guitar
Jerry Gonzales, Steve Thornton, Chuggy Carter percussion

"A Grammy nominee for Best Instrumental Jazz Solo, Haynes spent most of his career backing others b

"To save you a short trip to Google, “parrhesia” means “to speak everything” and, by extension, “to speak freely,” “to speak boldly,” or “boldness.” Without getting bogged down in intellectual scaffolding, what Stephen Haynes, Joe Morris, and Warren...

Charles Hayward is, of course, best known for his drumming and vocalizing feats with This Heat, Camberwell Now and Quiet Sun, but in addition to doing some improvising work, he has released a number of solo albums contsructed out of his excellent drumming, distinctive voice and single drones made from keyboards, melodica, etc. I saw him perform at RIO in 2009 and it was a real treat to finally see the great man behind the kit and in full voice. This is his first in quite some time and is a good one...

Charles Hayward is, of course, best known for his drumming and vocalizing feats with This Heat, Camberwell Now and Quiet Sun, but in addition to doing some improvising work, he has released a number of solo albums contsructed out of his excellent drumming, distinctive voice and single drones made from keyboards, melodica, etc. I saw him perform at RIO in 2009 and it was a real treat to finally see the great man behind the kit and in full voice. This is his first in quite some time and is a good one...

"Following the reissue of the entire recorded output of South London-based experimental act This Heat and its successor, Camberwell Now, Modern Classics Recordings holds the lens up to a special split album created by one of the driving forces behind those groups - drummer Charles Hayward - in collaboration with Italian musician Gigi Masin, whose looping, rhythmic, electronic compositions have seen his cult following grow in his four decades as a recording artist. Originally released on Belgium's Sub...

Having played lead guitar for psychedelic legends The Accent, formed a late incarnation of The Zombies with Rod Argent, collaborated with Christine Perfect (later of Fleetwood Mac), joined boogie rockers Jellybread and recorded innumerable sessions...

"Robin Hayward plays microtonal tuba in Catherine Christer Hennix's ensemble; Stop Time is his first composition to be released on Important Records. Stop Time was commissioned for a festival of the same name that took place in Leuven, Belgium, in 2013. It is the first piece to use a subset of the three-dimensional physical version of the Hayward Tuning Vine software, invented in 2012, as a musical score. The harmonic space implied within the four cubes contained within the subset, based on prime numbers...

"More evidence, if any were needed, that the real creative core of jazz is no longer to be found in the US. This is exquisitely-realized, almost symphonic, writing, apparently conceived in Ellingtonian/Mingusian fashion, with the styles of the intended soloists constantly in mind. I have heard the names Vince Mendoza and Maria Schneider used to evoke Hazama's style, but I really believe Hazama's vision is completely her own."

Miho Hazama is a really brilliant young composer, arranger and band leader who is rightfully making a name for herself.
While there are far, far too many Monk tributes in the jazz world, a few do transcend the genre and do something very original with the great man’s great tunes and having seen her do this work in a wonderful performance literally a 5 minute walk from my office, I am happy to report that this is one of them!

“The best week of the young composer/arranger Miho Hazama's life....

About a year and a half ago, I caught Miho conducting her amazing big band, which is a cross between a jazz big band and a string quartet. I was truly impressed! She's really, really something and if you are interested at all in large scale arranging and like jazz, you need to hear her. This is her second album.
Miho Hazama - conducting, piano on tracks 6 & 7
Gil Goldstein - accordion on track 3
Joshua Redman - soprano, tenor sax on track 8
Cam Collins - alto sax, clarinet...


A few days before the date I learned that Louis Moholo was in town and asked him if he could join in. So, on a Sunday afternoon, at the auditorium of the Stedelijk Museum, we recorded Pleasure. As you can hear, Louis picked it up marvelously. Together ...

"When we made Calling Down The Flevo Spirit in September 1978, Han and I had been playing together off and on in different groups and combinations since early 1967, when Han joined Willem Breuker’s large orchestra (of which I had been a member...