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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!...

"This live recording was made at a concert given in 2004 as part of Turin’s Gong festival and it’s certainly live that one can best appreciate the many nuanced art of Ustad Shahid Parvez, an instrumentalist of the very top drawer. The raga featured on...

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.

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...

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...

"Pianist Alan Pasqua has recorded with Tony Williams, Jack DeJohnette, Paul Motian, Dave Holland, Michael and Randy Brecker, Alan Holdsworth, Gary Burton, John Patitucci, Sheila Jordan, and many others. He was a featured pianist on Ray Charles' Grammy...

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...

"Klaus Doldinger celebrated his silver anniversary (25 years) as a recorded artist with the Doldinger Jubilee. It worked so well, that he decided to do it again in 1975. The concept is simple, he stages a concert featuring his band, Passport, and adds...

This 1974 album features Klaus Doldinger and Passport with special guests like: Brian Auger, Johnny Griffin (!), Alexis Korner, Volker Kriegel, etc. This is only in print as a mini-lp sleeve from Japan, which you can get from us while we have them or...

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)...

Third and middle of the 5 really great albums 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....

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...

Second album, originally released in 1972, and one of the hardest to find on CD, 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...

Second album, originally released in 1972, and one of the hardest to find on CD, 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...

"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

"Although listeners often think of Jaco Pastorius' first solo album as 1976's Jaco on Epic, producer/keyboardist Paul Bley actually gave Pastorius his first official chance at professional recording two years earlier. This spontaneous set is also significant for being among guitarist Pat Metheny's first recordings; completing the quartet are Bley on electric piano and drummer Bruce Ditmas.
The music consists of three songs by Bley, five from Carla Bley, and "Blood" by Annette Peacock. Pastorius...

"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. 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.

"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..

"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 and a highly original and unique musical style that set them aside from their Progressive Rock contemporaries of the era.
This, the band’s third album, was released in..

Released on Proper, a great UK label who do an amazing job in terms of packaging, presentation and especially in terms of sonics. This is important, basic repertoire material. A great place to hear some of his best stuff and at a amazing price...

"If the Delta country blues has a convenient source point, it would probably be Charley Patton, its first great star. His hoarse, impassioned singing style, fluid guitar playing, and unrelenting beat made him the original king of the Delta blues. This collection compiles all of the 58 tracks he recorded between 1929 and his death in 1934. Charley Patton was the godfather of the Delta Blues with his style of playing inspiring the likes of Howlin' Wolf, Son House and Robert Johnson."

The vocalist of Faith No More & Mr. Bungle, goes ''one step further with a debut solo of experimental sounds never imagined possible from just voice & microphone. Compositions such as ''Catheter'' & ''Orgy In Reverb'' live up to their titles.'' [Tzadik]

This nicely packaged CD by band/project leader Mike Patton, is his 'pop' project (although pop music must have changed a lot since I was a kid for a cover/record like this to be considered 'pop'). It's inspired by a cult thriller movie of the same name..

''Patton's extended composition 'Pranzo Oltranzista: Musica da Ravola per Cinque (Banque Piece for Five Players)' is inspired by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's 'Futurist Cookbook' (1932). Performed by an all-star ensemble, 'Pranzo...' magically transports...

The review below is basically factually corect, but for me, I'm thrilled to have some of his great, non-multi-million-guitar-overdub material released and available, especially at a KILLER price. Les was an extremely talented individual and a great...

"The piano solo format is a natural one for this musician of great inner density. João Paulo is a composer of exquisite melodic and harmonic sensibility. He's also a very special improviser, with the same drive, deliverance and proficiency that we recogni

"Speaks. But not for itself.

A secret dialogue between music and words had already began, beyond frontiers, before the first note was played, even before the first word was spoken.

I believe in this dialogue, in this secret, that asks

14 pieces by this improvising guitarist, known for his work with Catalogue.





"Following up on her acclaimed first CD for Tzadik, Songs of Synastry and Solitude (2009), Jessica Pavone has created a beautiful and evocative song cycle that meditates on themes of destruction and rebuilding, migration, falsities and undeniable...

"Brooklyn-based string instrumentalist/composer Jessica Pavone is known for her sparse, melodic music inspired by folk music, improvisation and minimalism. Modeled after the legendary Leonard Cohen album Songs of Love and Hate, these eleven marvelous...

Mario Pavone double bass / Matt Mitchell piano / Tyshawn Sorey drums.

"It’s always a joy to have a new recording from someone like Mario Pavone, for five decades a central figure of the most defying and uncompromised jazz played in the United...

Another superb album in a career filled with them, from one of my favorite unknowns, Mario is an excellent bassist, but more importantly, a great composer who knows how to write for the strengths of a particular group of musicians. In some ways he remi...