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Van Dyke's 3rd album and his most 'commercial' (ha ha) is a tribute to the music of the West Indies, with calypso rhythms and steel drums and etc. "...a beguiling blend of lush orchestration, tropical rhythms, wry humor and sheer musical panache. Orgi...

How many nearly 50 year old albums still have the power to astound and confuse? This one still has that power. Not completely successful, but the successful parts are ungodly.

"Van Dyke Parks moved on from the Beach Boys' abortive SMiLE...

His first new solo album in over two decades!
"Legendary for his skill with arrangement as well as the rich sonic choreography of his productions, producer/songwriter Van Dyke Parks' unique voicings are never more densely detailed than on records...

“Two never-released-before soundtracks by French award-winning composer, audio experimenter, electroacoustic, and musique concrète magician, and all-around sound visionary Bernard Parmegiani, sourced from the original reels, and with English and French liner notes. Les Soleils De l'Île De Pâques (1972), by French director Pierre Kast, is a sci-fi feature which secured itself a well-deserved place in the pantheon of mysterious cult films thanks to hallucinatory (and superb) cinematography, exploration of...

Matthew is - of course! - the charismatic leader of the great, dark, modern , progressive / symphonic rock band Discipline.

This is his 3rd solo album and, as you might expect, it sounds a lot like Discipline, minus the great band behind him.

Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, I personally like Discipline more, but this release finds a unique talent we hear from too rarely, in fine voice and song.

'Matthew Parmenter - the main man behind renowned Detroit-based progressive rock.

Matthew is the leader of the now back-again Discipline, who released one of the greatest symphonic rock albums of the 90s.

"Matthew Parmenter has released his second solo recording, Horror Express (2008). A varied dreamscape full of shocks and..

"Ryan Parmenter, founder of the defunct but celebrated progressive rock band Eyestrings, presents his fourth solo album. Very much in the progressive rock vein of Eyestrings, Parmenter's 59-minute "One of a Different Color" is his first release since "Sad Men" (2009).
"Color" features the guitar work of David Dawkins on half of the 10 tracks, and features a musical "cameo" of Matthew Parmenter's (Discipline.) violin on the titular track.
Ryan Parmenter wrote, recorded, mixed, and produced the...

Ryan is the leader behind Eyestrings, who have put on a pair of the best purely progressive rock shows I have seen in the last few years. This solo album is a more 'pop with progressive touches' work.

"Ryan Parmenter happily releases The Noble Knave, his first proper solo album in 11 years. Composed of songs written between 1996 and 2006, the album is a collection of Ryan's favorites that fall outside of the realm of Eyestrings, his band since 2001.
The songs are often zany, poppy, and...

Andras Parniczky - guitar
Peter Bede - saxophone
Erno Hock - double bass
Istvan Balo - drums, percussion

"Bartok's profoundly original musical language, linked in different ways to folk music, has had an inspiring influence on many exponents of modern jazz. The Bartok project launched by jazz guitarist Andras Parniczky two years ago is thus not without precedent. Yet in many respects it takes a different tack on the composer's oeuvre, which transcends eras and musical cultures. Not..


A well known female singer from the French folk scene, this album, originally released on the very collectable Balloon Noir label, is a classic gem of proto freak-folk! Personally recommended!

"A revelation of a folk album, with songs of incredible beauty & innovative arrangements. It features traditional instruments you've hardly heard before & sometimes touches of the avant-garde. This is one of the best!"-Scented Gardens Of The Mind.

José Bruno Parrinha clarinet, alto and soprano saxophone / Luís Lopes electric guitar / Ricardo Jacinto cello and electronics
"The formation of a band is usually justified by the common conceptions and interests of its members, but in the case of this Portuguese trio we have an example confirming that the inverse idea can also be true. In fact, José Bruno Parrinha, Luís Lopes and Ricardo Jacinto couldn’t be more different from each other, be it in terms of backgrounds, vocabularies, used...

This is a new recording - the first complete recording - of a classic era composition by the great, maverick American composer, Harry Partch, performed by the group 'Partch', who specialize in the music and instruments of Harry, including re-creating...

Short and very sweet; how can you NOT want a limited release of Andy covering Syd’s Floyd and the Bonzo’s?

“Limited edition 4 tracks CDEP Release. 1967's Summer of Love has probably been written about, in retrospect, by more people than were directly affected by the original - assuming that something more than simply buying "A Whiter Shade of Pale" as a single is required to count as affected. The revolutionary fervour of 1968, the myriad demonstrations & upheavals in a variety of cities &...

Released as by "A.J. Partridge" in 2010, this is a fine example of instrumental music for old science fiction stories, which sounds nothing like XTC (and it shouldn't!). Conditionally recommended.

"A long time ago, in a library far away, (well, Swindon, actually), a shy schoolboy who loved books but was a slow reader, borrowed three science fiction books per week. He didn't read them. Instead, mesmerised by the covers, he imagined his own stories to match the cover paintings which he stared at...

Andy Partridge was, of course, the leader and main composer for XTC. If you don't already know this, then these sets aren't for you.

Fuzzy Warbles are a collection of previously unheard performances and compositions (both demo versions of songs you do know and unreleased songs you don't know) which were originally released in a big box and then re-released as individual CDs.

Now all 9 volumes are collected here and in two other 3 CD sets at very, very reasonable prices!...

Andy Partridge was, of course, the leader and main composer for XTC. If you don't already know this, then these sets aren't for you.

Fuzzy Warbles are a collection of previously unheard performances and compositions (both demo versions of songs you do know and unreleased songs you don't know) which were originally released in a big box and then re-released as individual CDs.

Now all 9 volumes are collected here and in two other 3 CD sets at very, very reasonable prices!...

Andy Partridge was, of course, the leader and main composer for XTC. If you don't already know this, then these sets aren't for you.

Fuzzy Warbles are a collection of previously unheard performances and compositions (both demo versions of songs you do know and unreleased songs you don't know) which were originally released in a big box and then re-released as individual CDs.

Now all 9 volumes are collected here and in two other 3 CD sets at very, very reasonable prices!...

Jonah Parzen-Johnson baritone saxophone & analog synthesizer
True story: The day this arrived and I was putting it into the shop, he was playing in DC and I suddenly put two and two together in my feeble brain and decided fate wanted me to attend and I went.
Great stuff; imaginative and like a cross between John Surman and Krautrocky sequencer electronics recorded live to two track without loops or overdubs.

"think it’s worthwhile for those of us who devote our lives to making stuff, to be.

You want large scale? Look at all these musicians! This is an insanely ambitious and BIG work.

"Danish drummer/composer Stefan Pasborg grew up in a household of ballet dancers, allowing him to have an intimate relationship with their lifestyle and performances. One of his first formative musical experiences was witnessing a performance of Igor Stravinsky’s legendary ballet, The Rite of Spring, by The Danish Royal Ballet. The experience embedded a love for Stravinsky’s work that...

This 1973 album was Hermeto’s first under his own name and even this early, his ‘universal music’ concept was in place.

Hermeto is a brilliant Brazilian multi-instrumentalist and composer and probably the most famous 'arty / avant' player to emerge from Brazil.
He has a long history of releases, stretching back over 50 years, but this is his first in many years and it's also a really great one.
Hermeto Pascoal appears here on a multitude of instruments, including flutes, keybaoards, not to mention a pot and bucket of water, sounds of geese and chickens, and also appearing are...

“On a balmy Brazilian night in February, 1981, a crowd gathered in Rio de Janeiro's Gávea neighbourhood under the iconic dome of the city's Planetário (Planetarium). Alongside musicians like Helio Delmiro and Milton Nascimento (who were in the audience that night), they were there to see the great "Bruxo" (sorcerer) Hermeto Pascoal live in concert, with his new band formation which would become known simply as "O Grupo" (The Group). On the Planetário Da Gávea recordings, Hermeto is cast as the "sorcerer"...

Fabulously wonderful, previously unreleased, studio recording from 1976, which was a highpoint period of Hermeto's output! You want this!
Progressive, entrancing sounds that could only come from the pen and hand of the great Hermeto!!
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"Hermeto Pascoal is a true maestro and a cultural icon. He represents the highest level of musical evolution; as a multi-instrumentalist, a composer, and an arranger. !
Once described by Miles Davis as "the most impressive musician in the world", there...

Keyboardist Alan Pasqua is best known as the keyboards in the second edition of the Tony Williams Lifetime (with Allan Holdsworth), where he performed really well. This album has him playing a lot of Fender Rhodes and is generally 'Milesian' in tone of...

Fifth album by this popular and good fusion band of the early to mid 70's (well, they went on longer, but we won't talk about that). The leader, Klaus Doldinger, a longtime mainstay on the German scene, contributes saxes, some cool, early Moog sequence...

Sixth and last really good album (all you fans of Earthborn and Blue Tattoo are welcome to write me a nastygram if you like) by this popular and good fusion band of the early to mid 70's (well, they went on longer, but we won't talk about that)...

This set features the five great albums that this early German jazz/rock/progressive band released between 1972 and 1976. The albums are: Passport (aka Doldinger), Hand Made, Looking Thru, Cross-Collateral and Infinity Machine. As far as I am concerned, this is everything you will ever need, for only $6.00 per CD, by this very sample-able, early, fusion outfit who had a unique voice.

"Stefano Pastor-violin, percussion, vocals, Stefano Calcagno-trombone, Piero Leveratto-double bass, Maurizio Borgia-drums. On “Transmutations”, Pastor’s second CD, the ten tracks take material from diverse sources – Mozart to Ornette Coleman, pop to Co...

Stefano Pastor ~ violin, viola, vocals, mandolin, guitars and percussion.
"Incredible solo and overdubbing by the Italian master. Slam Productions presents the new CD of Italian violinist and multi-instrumentalist Stefano Pastor, showcasing Pastor...

"New solo album by Italian violinist Stefano Pastor, winner at Top Jazz 2010 and 2011, where Stefano makes a strict recapitulation of the lengthy research that brought him to his own playing, thus each sound on this CD, except for the vocals, comes...

Stefano Pastor violin, synthesizer & Ari Poutiainen violin.

"A very original CD by Italian violinist and multi-instrumentalist Stefano Pastor, winner at Top Jazz 2010, and Finnish violinist and educator Ari Poutiainen. The violin duo is a rarity.

Stefano Pastor violin, George Haslam baritone sax, tarogato, Claudio Lugo soprano sax, Giorgio Dini double bass.

"The Quartet was assembled by Stefano Pastor specifically to record some of his compositions and other improvised pieces, making...

Stefano Pastor: violin, flugelhorn, percussion.
Kash Killion: cello, sarangi.

"Italian violinist and multi-instrumentalist Stefano Pastor with the amazing cello-player (also a real master in playing Indian instruments) Kash Killion. A disc..

"Jaco Pastorious was recognized more for his innovative Bass playing than his compositional skills. When you mention his name, most people talk about his masterful technique on fretless bass and his flamboyant stage presence. "Word of Mouth Revisited" she

“Jaco Pastorius established himself as one of the greatest electric jazz bassists before forming a big band, Word Of Mouth, in the early 1980s.
Taken from a National Public Radio "Jazz Set" broadcast of a concert at the Kool Jazz Festival in New York Lincoln's Center on June 27, 1982, this set features versions of songs from both Word Of Mouth albums.
Also included is "Mr. Fone Bone", a composition by Word Of Mouth member Bob Mintzer that would never be issued on a Pastorius album during...

“Once they heard him play, few people disagreed with Jaco Pastorius' assessment of himself as the 'greatest bass player in the world'. His meteoric rise in 1977 to the bass chair in Weather Report and his work with Joni Mitchell, established him as a major player on the jazz and rock scenes. Broadcast by NHK radio at Shinjyuku Koseinenkin, Tokyo on 22nd May 1983, this is a rare example of his eclectic Word of Mouth small group having fun with a variety of musical styles. Given his status Jaco could have...

"Anthony Pateras is a composer/performer based in Melbourne who is as comfortable writing for full orchestra as he is performing in intimate improvisational groupings. Pateras represents the best in the new generation of musicians combining the...

Dynamic and colorful music for percussion, prepared piano and electronics from a marvelous young Australian composer. Anthony Pateras has studied composition academically, toured extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia and has collaborate...

"Amongst the most legendary of Austrian underground bands, but with a virtually undocumented history, Paternoster originated from Vienna, and existed for only two years in the early-70's, disbanding after the release of just one album."-The Crack In The Cosmic Egg

"Before releasing their lone self-titled debut album, one of the most rare rock records to be released in Europe in the 1970s, Paternoster provided the soundtrack for a film that could only have been made while the psychedelic movement...

"Amongst the most legendary of Austrian underground bands, but with a virtually undocumented history, Paternoster originated from Vienna, and existed for only two years in the early-70's, disbanding after the release of just one album. Paternoster were...

Michael has been performing since 1982. Raised on the Canadian prairie, he was classically schooled in violin, piano, voice and guitar. Discouraged by the parched landscape of contemporary Western classical music, he gave up playing entirely for cross ...

This guy kinda looks like Andrew W.K., but at the same time he could also be Ritchie Kotzen's (one time guitar player of 80's hair metal heroes Poison) brother. He also has a really thin mustache. Italian import CD.

Busy, odd-yet-pop Philadelphia band with a great name and a unique style that touches on many things. Check their myspace page and hear them - they leave me unable to describe them coherently, even though I really like them!

"The combination...

CDR Promo version in a plastic picture sleeve.

“The duo, both accomplished musicians in their own right, have joined forces on a number of projects in the past, most notably as members of the UK's best-loved Genesis Tribute band, ReGenesis. Doug has also contributed to Tony's other projects, including his solo album 'Equations of Meaning', and his acclaimed collaboration with Brendan Eyre.
Recorded in 2020 and completed in Autumn 2021, Dark Before Dawn follows on from The Divide both lyrically and musically but is instrumentally more diverse and...

“Audio and video collection of UK progressive eccentrics Patto at the height of their powers on stage in the form of a previously unreleased recording of the band rocking and looning at the Torrington in London at the start of 1973, plus their surviving TV appearances.
The Patto's virtuosity and eclecticism are in full swing as they perform an inspired set which includes most of their (then current) third album, Roll 'Em Smoke 'Em, to an enthusiastic but intimate crowd. Includes a never released...

A four-disc clamshell box set of the four albums recorded by the legendary band PATTO between 1970 and 1973;
Patto,
Hold Your Fire
Roll ‘Em, Smoke ‘Em, Put Another Line Out
Monkey’s Bun

"One of the truly great bands of the early 1970s, Patto featured a line-up comprising Mike Patto (vocals), Ollie Halsall (guitar, vibes, keyboards, vocals), Clive Griffiths (bass) and John Halsey (drums). The band arose from the ashes of the group Timebox and recorded their self-titled debut album in 1970. Patto were graced by the presence of the stunning guitar playing of Ollie Halsall and a highly original and unique musical style that set them aside from their Progressive Rock contemporaries of the...

"Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of the first ever official edition of the legendary final, unissued Patto album Monkey’s Bum, recorded in 1973.
One of the truly great bands of the early 1970s, Patto featured a line-up comprising Mike Patto (vocals), Ollie Halsall (guitar, vibes, keyboards, vocals), Clive Griffiths (bass) and John Halsey (drums). The band arose from the ashes of the group Timebox and were graced by the presence of the stunning guitar playing of Ollie Halsall..