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"Thunder And Happiness: The Complete Albums 1975-1976 anthologises their first two albums: Jabula and Thunder Into Our Hearts, both released on CD for the first time. Jabula brought South Africa's music to the world a decade before Paul Simon s Graceland. Formed in Britain by exiled apartheid-era musicians who had left South Africa in 1973, Jabula (Zulu for happiness) infused the sound of the Townships with jazz, creating a compelling rhythmic stew.

Jabula's music was accessible, compulsive and...

A little bit odd, a little bit off-kilter, a little bit humorous and quite a bit off the beaten path is this progressive/odd band that could only have come from France. This is the group's third release and was recorded live, which lends a different...

"If I could use one word to describe the music of the French band Jack Dupon, it would be 'strange'. This is avant progressive rock that lends itself well to the RIO movement. The is music is very difficult to describe and is very eclectic so if you...

If my digits and brain cells don't fail me, this is Jack Dupon's fifth album.

The group are a vocals / 2 guitar / bass and drums quartet and are most definitely a rock outfit and even a 'psychedelic' rock outfit in the most NON retro way of psychedelia.

All their albums are musically strong and tight (they perform constantly) and they all rock hard, using the simplest of rock instrumentations, while still being extremely interesting and progressive-minded.

They don't actually....

A little bit odd, a little bit off-kilter, a little bit humorous and quite a bit off the beaten path is this progressive/odd band that could only have come from France. This is the group's forth release, out in 2013. All tracks are apparently composed...

A little bit odd, a little bit off-kilter, a little bit humorous and quite a bit off the beaten path is this new progressive/odd band that could only have come from France.

"There's no need to search for Jack Dupon in the civil registration...

Jack Dupon is not a person, Jack Dupon is a group. A rather great group from France, keeping the wacky surrealism of early Etron Fou and Gong alive and rockin'.

This is the group's 2nd live album and live is where the group really shine (yes....

This is the group's third album. Fred Frith had this to say about their second album:

"Jack o’the Clock are an unbelievably great band, Damon Waitkus is an extraordinarily courageous composer, and this is some of the freshest and most...

"Jack o’the Clock are an unbelievably great band, Damon Waitkus is an extraordinarily courageous composer, and this is some of the freshest and most surprising music I’ve heard since, well, since their first record. Hallelujah!"-Fred Frith

This is the fourth album by this Bay-area based band who have gone far beyond their avant folk/Americana roots to something more rock and more weird and definitely more dark.

For my tastes, this is their best effort yet, and this from a band...

"One of the most original and compelling groups I know playing some amazing compositions that seem to tread effortlessly between Van Dyke Parks and folk music from an as yet unidentified culture, while making all the things you've always thought of as difficult sound as effortless and natural as breathing.”-Fred Frith
“[JOTC] conjure up stirring visions of a hybrid American history, part fact, part poetry, part visionary hallucination...compressed and multi-dimensional layerings, superimposing...

"Jack Ruby may be the most influential punk band from New York City that no one ever knew about."-Thurston Moore

"Jack Ruby occupy a place right between early '70s street rock, post Roxy/Hawkwind synthesis and the future sound of punk and no...

"The first recordings unearthed of this seminal proto-punk/no wave unit from New York City, circa 1974-1977!!! Twisted, aggressive, weird rock on par with the Electric Eels, 'Debris, Simply Saucer and early MX80-Sound! Featuring George Scott...

"The album 'Saturnalia' by JackOut is the product of three London-based musicians, Gary Curson, Justin Paterson and Margo Sagov, who began to experiment with combining programmed beats and backing tracks with live and real-time playing in a home...

So, in hipster circles, there's thing genre called 'deep jazz' and many very, very obscure albums are being exhumed and reissued. The genre can mean almost anything and many pretty lukewarm albums have been reissued under that rubric. This however...

This is saxist/flutist David Jackson (VDGG) and percussionist/drummer Rene van Commenée live in concert (professionally recorded) and using a laptop or something like that to add extra textures (the non-existent notes don't specify). Lots of that trademark Jaxonsax sound in a different way here!

Keefe Jackson, tenor saxophone and bass clarinet / Jeb Bishop, trombone / Jason Roebke, double bass / Noritaka Tanaka, drums.

"Chicago continues to be a fundamental creative center of the most interesting jazz played nowadays, and the musicians..

Three major names here: Oliver Lake, David Murray and Wadada Leo Smith, along with Michael, who is much lesser known but a fine guitarist.

"Before his career defining records on Arista/Novus in the 80s and 90s, jazz and fusion guitarist Michael..

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

"This recording is too short but that doesn't mar the fact that this is a true gem! Milt plays brilliantly with all of his heart and he swings like hell on all of the t

This adds three performances (all different tunes too!) to the original 1959 recording, which is one of the many excellent Atlantic era Coltrane albums.

"This 1960 release does both Coltrane and vibist Jackson proud. Coltrane was considered...

Excellent quality, now out of print live recording of the Decoding Society in the middle primo, recorded live 7/21/83. RSJ is a monster drummer, and his band was a serious killer of harmolodic punk/jazz. In my opinion, in the early 80's, the downtown...

Note that even though this is the Jaco Pastorius Big Band, as the Bonzo Dog Band once said in "Shirt", "That's just the name of the shop". Jaco does not appear on this album because he was very deceased by the time this tribute big band was assembled...

Great price on a great album! This is by the 'jazz/jam band and beyond' keyboard, bass, drums trio that don't have anybody in the band named Jacob OR Fred. This is called a 'acoustic album' by their label, but the bassist is running so many boxes off...

A rare 1970 folk-rock album. Jade were a very popular UK live act in 1970, but they only managed to record one studio album. Fly On Strangewings features a host of guest artists including members of Spencer Davis Group, Pentangle, Colosseum, Jefferson...

Jade Warrior were a UK band who released three albums on Vertigo and then the band semi fell apart and all they were left with was a duo of Jon Field (alto/concert/Japanese flutes, organ, piano, percussion) and Tony Duhig (electric and acoustic...

Mini-lp sleeve reissue, newly and nicely remastered from the original master tapes by Eroc. The original release of this 1971 album was quite a poor transfer, so this is worth a purchase if you like this album. Unlike their better known releases on...

Jade Warrior were a UK band who released three albums on Vertigo and then the band semi fell apart and all they were left with was a duo of Jon Field (alto/concert/Japanese flutes, organ, piano, percussion) and Tony Duhig (electric and acoustic...

"Retaining the spirit of adventure from the band's Vertigo years and the sheer beauty and audacity of their Island albums, NOW eloquently brings Jade Warrior into the 21st Century with an album of beautifully crafted songs and extreme dynamics."...

Mini-lp sleeve reissue, newly and nicely remastered from the original master tapes by Eroc. The original release of this 1971 album was quite a poor transfer, so this is worth a purchase if you like this album. "Jade Warrior was (and is) an enigmatic a...

Jade Warrior were a UK band who released three albums on Vertigo and then the band semi fell apart and all they were left with was a duo of Jon Field (alto/concert/Japanese flutes, organ, piano, percussion) and Tony Duhig (electric and acoustic...

Jade Warrior were a UK band who released three albums on Vertigo and then the band semi fell apart and all they were left with was a duo of Jon Field (alto/concert/Japanese flutes, organ, piano, percussion) and Tony Duhig (electric and acoustic...

Very good psychedelic material that actually mostly lives up to the hype! "It's hard to imagine that a 20-year-old New York guitarist fresh out of garageland would have been infatuated with Syd Barrett in 1968. However, Faine Jade's 1968 album sounds...

Combines elements of jazz, progressive and modern/techo in a REALLY impressive way. This is by a real band with horns, keyboards, guitars, rhythm section, etc. etc. and is not just a sampling creation. One of the freshest things I've heard recently...

Jaga Jazzist are one of the greatest progressive bands, bridging the worlds of rock, electronica/techno, jazz and classical music today. This new live album presents their already huge lineup along with an orchestra on some of their very best works...

The very first Jaga Jazzist album, this reissues their 1998 debut, recorded when the leader of the group was only 15! It's not nearly as good as anything that came later, but they've got a lot of fans here, so here it is. Includes two bonus tracks not ...

Jaga Jazzist-One Armed Bandit $16.00 Finally after a 5 year wait, this great, Norwegian 9 piece ensemble return. If their two amazing albums The Stix and A Livingroom Hush showed us that you could mix the adventurous mingling and mixing of jazz and rock.

I don't want to say you shouldn't read the record label hype below, but here's what you really need to know.

This is the fifth full-length studio album by this incredible, modern, very wonderful instrumental ensemble and their first studio...

Combines elements of jazz, progressive and modern/techo in a REALLY impressive way. This is by a real band with horns, keyboards, guitars, rhythm section, etc. etc. and is not just a sampling creation. One of the freshest things I've heard recently...

Latest (2005) by this great Norwegian 10 piece band who combine elements of jazz, progressive and modern/techo in a REALLY impressive way. This is by a real band with horns, keyboards, guitars, rhythm section, etc. etc. and is not just a sampling creat...

Young Brooklyn band based around the voice and acoustic piano of Mali Sastri, but also includes acoustic bass and drums. Singer song-writer? Yes, but pretty weird singer-songwriter stuff, with influences from jazz and maybe world music and definitely...

Los Jaivas are a Chilean musical phenomenon. Founded in 1963, they are best known for their album Alturas De Macchu Picchu, from 1981 which fuses Chilean folkmusic with progressive rock. I saw them in September, 2005 at a huge outdoor place, and they...


Available again after going out of print shortly after its release - don't let it get away from you again! A very good album of songs of varying moods by guitarist/vocalist Jakko, who has operated on the edge of the Canterbury scene for years. His own...

A very good album of songs of varying moods by guitarist/vocalist Jakko, who has operated on the edge of the Canterbury scene for years and has finally 'struck it big' as the front man of the 00's version of King Crimson.
His own material is quite good and where else will you hear an album of covers that include Nirvana for Mice, Islands, The 12 Funerals Of The Citizen King and As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still?? Only here, pal!

"He’s been around for three decades, but British guitarist...

I wasn’t the world’s biggest fan of The Jam, but I think that this later work by them is one of the best releases by any of the original 1976/77 explosion of British punk bands. Energetic and filled with great songs. Conditionally hugely recommended.

“The Jam's fifth (and penultimate) studio album, is a much more fitting swansong than the album that would follow (1982's "The Gift"). Weller and company return to the muscular, yet polished, mod-fed pop of "All Mod Cons," while continuing to stretch..

"A refreshingly unique recording in the Jazz idiom that includes Khan Jamal: vibes, John Rodgers: cello, Dwight James: drums and Warren Ore: bass. The presence of the cello makes for a very memorable recording as it brings a strong sense of rhythm to...


"There's not another record on the planet that sounds even remotely like vibraphonist Khan Jamal's eccentric, one-of-a-kind masterpiece, drumdance to the motherland. in its improbable fusion of free jazz expressionism, Black psychedelia, & full-on dub...

The second of the two full length albums recorded by White/Chance's original (and greatest) band (and their only recordings, except for the tracks on No New York. For pure adrenalin, Buy Contortions has this beat, but I think I like this one a little more.

"Thanks to the support of ZE records and visionary fan president Michael Zilkha, James got to make his really primitive disco album, just as he had made the sick debut Buy the Contortions. These records not only had the sound, they had the...

Classic ESP release, recorded May 10, 1965. Yes, this is the same Bob James who practically invented 'smooth and happy jazz', but this is a completely different animal and features the great Barre Phillips.

"Probably the first recording of...