Masabumi Kikuchi piano
Thomas Morgan double bass
Paul Motian drums

"An ECM debut from Masabumi Kikuchi and a last session from the great Paul Motian. Motian and Kikuchi were friends for many years and Paul understood the idiosyncracies.

Back in print; at least for a minute!
Masabumi Kikuchi was one of the greats in Japanese jazz for a long time. He recently died and to honor him, a number of his long out of print titles have been reissued; this is the first time that this album has been available on CD in at least 15 years!
He started as a accompanist on acoustic pianist in the 60s and then later launched a band and a solo career.

"By the late 70s Masabumi Kikuchi had pretty well settled into living in New York City...

Thi is a sealed promo. There is also a small dent in the traycard and obi. Out of print.

The fourth release by this continuously interesting UK band who combine very modern electronica with jazz and progressive elements to come up with something new, fresh and unusual. They say about themselves: 'A creepy crawly electronic jazz combo...

"Not existing anymore since 2012 The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble & The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation now finally make all long-time sold out releases available again on all formats.
"A timeless piece of music. Composed and created with total musical freedom, unrestrained by any genres or artistic restrictions, resulting in what is definitely, in my opinion, TKDE's best release." (Jason Kohnen / TKDE / TMFDC / Mansur) "Strikingly original. The instrumentation is constrained and subtle, and it...

“The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble formed in 2000 as a project to compose new music for existing silent movies. Jason Köhnen and Gideon Kiers, both graduates of the Utrecht School of Arts, combined their audio and visual skills to reinterpret classic movies by F.W. Murnau (Nosferatu) and F. Lang (Metropolis). In 2004 UK trombonist Hilary Jeffery and Swiss cellist Nina Hitz joined TKDE to record this self-titled debut album which was released in May 2006. The ensuing tour saw Eelco Bosman and Paris based...

Second release (and note that while they call it an EP, it's almost 40' long) by a band that combine very modern electronica with jazz and progressive elements to come up with something new, fresh and unusual. This is more electronic/drone music here...

Oli Steidle drums, percussion, marimba
Dan Nicholls production, keyboards, bass, sampling
Jelena Kuljic voice, sampler
Phillip Gropper saxophones
Frank Möbus guitar
Phil Donkin bass
Nathalie Sandtorv voice (track 8)
Liv Nicholls backing vocals

"Two years ago, before the Apocalypse, the first album of this same project was presented as Olie Steidle & The Killing Popes. Something changed in the works of the pandemic virus: the personnel is partly the s

This highly original 1966 collection, originally released by Elektra Records, has been called the first acid folk record of all time. Certainly its hippy themes and exotic instrumentation are well ahead of their time, but Kilroy died tragically young...

"Born in Seoul and now a resident of Brooklyn, Ha-Yang Kim is a cellist, composer and improviser who has developed a unique language of extended string techniques and electronics. Drawing upon influences as far ranging as Balinese and Karnatic...

"Ha-Yang Kim is a cellist and composer of striking originality whose musical influences draw equally from a range of western classical music, American experimentalism, rock, noise, and improvised music, to non-western musical sources from Bali, Korea...

Karl-Hjalmar Nyberg tenor saxophone
Karl Bjorå guitar
Dag Erik Knedal Andersen drums and percussion

"Two of the musicians (saxophonist Karl-Hjalmar Nyberg and guitarist Karl Bjora) ensembled in this trio come from the Megalodon Collective, a septet that was already described as «sounding like the Mingus Dynasty band trapped on a star cruiser with controls set for the heart of the sun» or a «pit orchestra from hell performing the soundtrack to a Keystone Cops movie directed by Quentin...

With appearances by Remi Leclerc and Andre Duchesne. "An artistic meeting between poet/performer D Kimm and musician Bernard Falaise. Kimm mentions silence but mostly talks about love, the kind of love that leaves a mark, moves you, changes you, and...

Two Mexican artists, one a violinist, the other on ceramic flutes, flute Veracruz harp & piano. Extended techniques & unusual improvisational instruments [Victo]

“5 CDs of live material; one per year from 2014-2018. Packaged in a full color rigid slipcase housing three full color gatefolds and including a 24-page booklet with never before seen photographs.”

Disc: 1
1. Hoodoo
2. Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part One
3. A Scarcity of Miracles
4. Level Five
5. One More Red Nightmare
6. Interlude
7. Banshee Legs Bell Hassle
8. The Talking Drum
9. 21st Century Schizoid Man
10. The Light of Day

Beat was the second release by the 80s King Crimson, which featured the powerful lineup of Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Tony Levin and Bill Bruford, all of it sympathetically remixed and expanded by Steven Wilson. This isn't one of the most essential albums in the cannon, imo, but it's a good album and this is the best version you can get of it.

"Beat is the 11th release in the acclaimed King Crimson 40th anniversary series. The classic album has been mixed for 5.1 Surround Sound from the original..

“CIRKUS - originally issued in 1999 as a 30th anniversary celebration of the group's live output 0 offers an effective introduction to Crimson as a touring outfit. From the Fillmore West in San Francisco in 1969, via the Concertbouw Amsterdam in 1973, to the Spectrum Montreal in 1984. And on to Nakano Sun Plaza Tokyo in 1995, all eras of Crimson are represented and a variety of the band's most enduring music is featured. Crimson live has always been a very different beast in the concert hall compared to...

Stephen Wilson mixed edition of the 1st album by the 80s comeback album by this seminal group, which blew a lot of minds back then. There isn't so much extra on the CD itself (some alternate mixes). The DVD contains the new and 30th anniversary mixes in high-res stereo a 5.1, hi-res mix. Additionally there's the preliminary rough mixes of the album in the original order and three tracks video tracks filmed for the BBC's OGWT (too bad they couldn't get the two pieces they performed on "Fridays" - I...

2004-issue, 24 bit HDCD remastered edition of the band's 80's comeback album (the drive to '84) with the bonus track of an alternative version of Matte Kundasai. [DGM]

(In)famous, bootleg-quality, originally import-only live CD by the 'Islands' version of King Crimson, recorded live in the USA, just before the band collapsed in February and March, 1972.

Note: This is my personal opinion: Not even Robert Fripp can polish the sonic turd that is Earthbound and make it sound 'good'. Still, the Summit Studios stuff is quite good quality and there are bonus tracks which are better than most of what was originally on the album.

"The thirteenth release in the King Crimson 40th Anniversary series.
Earthbound was originally issued in 1972 and marked the final statement by the band's Islands-era incarnation.

* The CD features an...

This is a recording of the Power to Believe tour, recorded in Tokyo on April 16, 2003. Previously available only via mail order from the KCCC.

"A stereo audio mix taken from the Eyes Wide Open DVD shot for the 2003 Japanese tour, this is the...

1969 BBC recordings and recordings from the group's 1969 USA tour. Quality is variable, but more than half of it excellent for long lost, non professional recordings and it's all pretty fascinating.

"This 3 CD set draws together a collection of studio and live recordings of King Crimson as a double duo. It consists of three releases which were previously available individually, including Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With (2002 original y release date), Level Five (2001 original release date) and EleKtriK (2003 original release date)."

“After being out of print for many years, Heavy ConstruKciton is back, packaged in a striking eco-wallet, and containing 3 discs of music - culled from various European concerts in 2000 with 2CDs of concert highlights joined by a third disc of improvs from that tour.”

"King Crimson performed 'Heroes' at the Admiralspalast in Berlin as a celebration, a remembrancing and an homage. The concert was thirty-nine years and one month after the original sessions at the Hansa Tonstudio overlooking the Berlin Wall. This is released in the 40th Anniversary Year." - Robert Fripp.
The title track sees Robert Fripp reprise the unforgettable guitar role he created for the original David Bowie studio recording in the same city in 1977, particularly poignant in the year of...

“50th anniversary 3CD/Blu-ray edition of King Crimson’s seminal debut presented in 2 x gatefold sleeve containing the individual CDs plus booklet with sleeve-notes by Sid Smith (packed in a rigid slipcase).

CD1 - 2019 Steven Wilson stereo mix (approved by Robert Fripp) alonside 2019 instrumental mixes (with Moonchild edited to song length)
CD2 - An expanded edition of the alternate album from the Blu-Ray
CD3 - The original master edition of the 1969 mix plus additional tracks...

This is the new-new version of ITCOTCK, newly remixed by Steven Wilson with lots and lots of new things.

The CD has a new stereo mix made from the original multi-track tapes as well as five previously unreleased bonus tracks from the same...

2004-issue, 30th anniversary 24 bit HDCD remaster of their 2nd album.

This is the new-new version of ITWOP, newly remixed by Steven Wilson with lots and lots of new things.

The CD has a new stereo mix made from the original multi-track tapes as well as three previously unreleased bonus tracks from the same...

30th anniversary 24 bit HDCD remaster. Fourth album and the end of the line for the mark I band.

This is the new-new version of Islands, newly remixed by Steven Wilson with lots and lots of new things. The CD has a new stereo mix made from the original multi-track tapes as well as a group of six additional tracks that make for a nearly complete...

30th anniversary 24 bit HDCD remaster! Fifth studio album and back in reinvigorated form with John Wetton, Bill Bruford, David Cross, Jamie Muir and bad Bob ripping out some amazing guitarwork! "Larks' is the first of a studio trilogy that encompassed...

Important note: This set is OUT OF PRINT. These are new copies and are guaranteed to play perfectly, but the box sets are NOT shrink wrapped and the boxes themselves may have the tiniest of dings or imperfectons.

Yes, it's overkill, but it's kind of magnificent overkill, as it includes every recording there is by this band and much more. Read below to see what is included in this insanely deluxe set. The live performance DVD is beyond revelatory, as is the Session Reels and Alternate....

Yes, the previous four studio albums were anywhere from very good to amazing, but this album signaled a new beginning and the emergence of a band that was one of the great, far-reaching groups whose influence is still being felt to this day and which...

“King Crimson Live at Summit Studios is a live album of radio session recordings by the band King Crimson. The album was recorded at Summit Studios, Denver, Colorado, United States, 12 March 1972. The performance was notable for the absence of the band's trademark Mellotron, resulting in an unusual setlist and the inclusion of two lengthy collective improvisations.
The liner notes to Live at Summit Studios were written by drummer Ian Wallace, who discusses the Denver show and chronicles his ...

One of the very best of the recordings of the pre-Bruford version of King Crimson to emerge from the King Crimson Collector's Club was this full set from the 'Islands' line up of the band & it beats the total crap out of Earthbound!...

"Featuring 41 minutes of music in stereo (CD) and high resolution stereo (DVD-A), playable on all DVD players."

The surprising reunion tour that led to a 'everyone knew they would do this' but still quite groovy live disc....

All the below is nice to read, but here’s what you need to know: This previously lost soundboard cassette recording, which only emerged in late 2017, is the single best sounding live example of Jamie Muir’s short tenure with the band!

“It’s remarkable, from this distance in time, to imagine that a band with four chart albums (and an official live bootleg) in its history and the reputation such entailed, could embark on a UK tour, with a completely new line-up featuring just a...

This is a great sounding live release taken from a single night in the middle of the band's tour in November, 2015 from the surprising band reunion that gets nothing but very high marks from everyone who has seen it (they haven't come to my neck of the woods yet, so I am sadly not one of them!) and it's always nice to see new music from a seemingly fully engaged Robert Fripp and company! And it's a genuinely LIVE, live album!
Robert Fripp: Guitar & keyboards
Mel Collins: saxes & flute...

"Three CDs featuring the complete concert from Vienna on Dec. 1st 2016 mixed from the original multi-track tapes. The CDs are presented in concert sequence with discs 1 & 2 featuring the complete first and second sets.
CD 3 features Vienna encores plus the long awaited live recorded debut of Fracture by the 2016 line-up as performed in Copenhagen. CD3 also features a series of soundscapes edited into newly sequenced pieces. Drawn from the introduction music (composed/improvised afresh for each night..

30th anniversary 24 bit HDCD remaster. Their underrated third album and my 2nd favorite acid album back in the day (along with Soft Machine's Third [FACELIFT, dude] and We're Only In It For The Money; I guess I was into scaring myself!). "The black ab...

Their underrated third album and my 2nd favorite acid album back in the day (along with Soft Machine's Third [FACELIFT, dude] and We're Only In It For The Money; I guess I was into scaring myself!). "The black abyss where jazz and rock meet", it was...

• Three CDs featuring over three and a half hours of material performed during the band’s five nights residency at Teatro Metropolitan, Mexico City in July 2017 + audio extras.
• One Blu-Ray featuring over two hours of multi camera HD recorded footage from Mexico City. Audio soundtrack in 24/48 LPCM Hi-res stereo & 5.1 DTS HD-MA, with “picture off” mode allowing the music to be heard independently in pristine, lossless audio.
• Four disc set presented in two mini-vinyl style gatefold packs with..

“Named for the tour from which the performances were taken, Music Is Our Friend is an official bootleg featuring King Crimson's final North American appearance in Washington, DC in September, 2021.
This 2 CD set is completed with four pieces taken from the first concert of the tour's 2nd leg in Albany. The DC performance highlights a band in ferocious form, with a powerful, energetic set with some arrangements reworked and differing from previous tours.
Featuring a restored middle section of...

"This set was recorded during the band's most recent tour and features many iconic King Crimson pieces performed live, including 'Islands', 'The Lizard Suite', 'The Errors', 'Fallen Angel', 'Cirkus' and more, some for the first time ever."

- Disc 1 -
1 Intro: Scape Bells
2 Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part One
3 Neuoritica
4 The Errrors
5 Cirkus
6 The Lizard Suite a) Dawn Song B) Last Skirmish C) Prince Rupert's Lament
7 Fallen Angel
8 Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Pa

“On (and off) The Road presents a complete overview of this enduringly popular line-up. All three studio albums are presented in remixed stereo editions on CD (Discipline in its 2011 mix), as are the final concerts from each year of touring. Two further CDs present newly edited & extended takes from the ‘Champaign-Urbana’ sessions for the band’s proposed third album & a ‘making of’ CD which provides a fascinating audio insight into the studio recordings. New Stereo, 5.1 Surround, original stereo editions...

This is the six disc version.
Ever since Robert Fripp re-formed King Crimson and started touring, this is the set that all the fans who saw and were blown away by the shows (and those that couldn't attend the shows) have been waiting and waiting for.
Robert Fripp: Guitar & keyboard
Mel Collins: Saxes & flute
Gavin Harrison: Drums
Jakko Jakszyk: Guitar & voice
Tony Levin: Basses & stick
Pat Mastelotto: Drums
Bill Rieflin: Drums & keyboards

“This is King Crims