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This 1981 album delivered huge hits while still being a full-on progressive rock classic; YYZ is a tremendous instrumental work out and, anyway, even if you are sick of "Tom Sawyer", wasn't it cool to have a huge radio hit with such a blatant odd time ...

This 1981 album delivered huge hits while still being a full-on progressive rock classic; YYZ is a tremendous instrumental work out and, anyway, even if you are sick of "Tom Sawyer", wasn't it cool to have a huge radio hit with such a blatant odd time ...

“Digitally remastered and expanded three CD set. Celebrating 40 years of Moving Pictures! Featuring the 2015 remaster of the original album (available on CD for the first time) and the complete, unreleased Toronto concert from March 25, 1981.
Also included is a booklet with new illustrations by Hugh Syme, plus liner notes by Kim Thayil, Les Claypool, Taylor Hawkins, Bill Kelliher and Neil Sanderso.”

“Otis Rush was perhaps a somewhat lesser known name among the legends that came out of Chicago Blues and its storied history. But his unique electric guitar playing demonstrates a perfection with his touch and feel of the instrument.
Rush passed away September 29th of 2018. 'Otis Rush: Live in Boston, April 1973' leaves behind a worthy document, a testament to his talent. Rush, a skillful guitarist, influenced many British greats from Peter Green to Jeff Beck to Jimmy Page. Rush is also an emotive.....

One of my big musical heroes of all time, George Russell is probably best known as an educator, but he's one of the great theorists AND composers of jazz, whose lively and great experimental work reaches back to Dizzy Gillespie and the bop era. One of....

This has been out of print for some time and while pirate editions are out there, this Japanese release is directly off the master tapes and sounds fabulous. Truly one of the biggest deal jazz and/or creative music albums of the 1950s, in my world! Includes two alternate takes, not on the original 1957 release. Great sounding, big budget, late 50s studio recording as well.

One of my big musical heroes of all time, George Russell is probably best known as an educator, but he's one of the great...

One of my big musical heroes of all time, George Russell is probably best known as an educator, but he's one of the great theorists AND composers of jazz, whose lively and great experimental work reaches back to Dizzy Gillespie and the bop era. One of the first composers to combine jazz and classical (he wrote a very famous piece called "A Bird in Igor's Yard" in the mid 40s, he released a handful of amazing albums while based in the USA, before heading off to Europe in 1964. This is essentially...

“To be invited to a top studio by a fellow lover of all things guitar and when that person is Henry Kaiser (a friend for many years who I don’t get to see that often) then that is already pretty good in my book.
Add to that fact a chance to meet and play with a guitarist of the stature and ability of Ray Russell and now this is really turning into something special.
Amazingly Olie Brice and I haven’t played together that often either. Another joy in the mix!
We played straight through...

“In 1988, guitarist/composer Ray Russell climbed onto the Montreux Jazz Festival stage with a crack band comprised of rhythm team Mo Foster and Simon Phillips, trumpeter Stuart Brooks, and keyboardists Tommy Eyre and Tony Hymas. The success of their show convinced Russell to capture this unit for posterity, and bolstered by saxophonists Iain Ballamy and Tony Roberts, the group entered the studio. A Table Near the Band was the result, a set originally released in 1989 and now reissued by Angel....

Ray Russell – guitars
- with -
Eric Baldwin – found sounds, sequential creativity
Georg Baldwin – bass, Chapman Stick
Chris Biscoe – tenor clarinet & soprano saxophone
Mo Foster – bass
Nic France – drums
Simon Phillips – drums
Ralph Salmins – drums
Jim Watson – keyboards

Frank Zappa famously characterized music as sculpted air, a notion Ray Russell parlays into another dimension...

Ray Russell - guitar
Harry Beckett - trumpet/flugelhorn
Tony Roberts - saxes
Nick Evans - trombone
Daryl Runswick - bass
Alan Rushton - drums

This fabulous set is a previously unreleased live-in-studio [no audience] session recorded at the Aeolian Hall 2, New Bond Street, London on January 2, 1970.
This is a the entire session, including the material that was cut because of time constraints and also alternative takes, preserved in excellent condition and we can

Like contemporaries Sonny Sharrock and Terje Rypdal, Russell makes it sound as if the guitar is not enough, as if he's reaching for something wilder, something that can't be contained within the 6 string cage-Jim O'Rourke...

Ray Russell is a U.K. guitarist who has been working since at least the mid 60's and has produced a large body of work, both as a solo artist/leader and as a sideman with some very popular artists. This collects a previously released live album, never before on CD, alongside a CD's worth of wild, unreleased material.

"The English free jazz improvisation scene of the late 60s and early 70s was an incestuous breeding ground. Robert Fripp was producing albums by Keith Tippet, Brian Eno was using...

“This is 1977 and RAY RUSSELL having started his musical career playing with George Fame & Blue Fames then appeared in the musical HAIR where he met ALEX HARVEY, formed with Alex ROCK WORKSHOP, and released two ground breaking albums. He was then working as an arranger and producer at DJM Records. Ray then got the opportunity to record his solo album “Ready Or Not” which is now re-released on CD for the first time with bonus tracks.

“It is very much an album of its time, with jazz rubbing...

“...marvelous tracks, the majority of which combines classical music and jazz influences into subtle, gentle movements; one is plainly witty ("A Bit of a Do"); and a few others, such as the bluesy "The Blue Room," provide a wider glance into Russell's all-around musical territories.”-Maelstrom (June 2006)

"Rustichelli-Bordini were an unusual duo of keyboards and drums that released a little known and incredibly good album in 1973 before disappearing.

The origins of this duo lay in a group called Cammello Buck, formed in 1971, which even...

Rutman is an expatriot MA. composer & sculptor who performs on his steel cellos, bow chimes, etc (essentially huge steel structures played with bows. This reissues a very good late 80's album + a bonus track. "Rutman (b. 1930) has been building and...

"I had the idea to write songs for a jazz band that had elements of Black Sabbath, the Cure, Jaco-era Joni Mitchell, and free jazz. I intentionally made the free playing and the composed sections less compartmentalized. The idea is to have a really...

"Dylan Ryan is a drummer adept at combining his jazz skills with adventurous rock, resulting in music that maintains the cerebral and viceral qualities of both." – JazzTimes....

"Dylan Ryan is a drummer adept at combining his jazz skills with adventurous rock, resulting in music that maintains the cerebral and viceral qualities of both." – JazzTimes....

"Jessica Rylan (you may know her better as Can’t) is finally releasing her first officially published instrumental work for synthesizer. Titled Interior Designs, these compositions are more “classic” in nature than her work as Can’t. Inspired by...

Imo, Terje is one of the greatest jazz/rock guitarists of the present era. Unfortunately most of his greatest stuff is not available in the USA and with the $$ as weak as it is against the Euro, we weren't planning on bringing them in...

"This isn't a "typical" Rypdal CD, so I can see how some of his fans could be disappointed as the reviewer below. But it's still evocative music that deserves thorough listening. Not as lyrical-orchestral as his classic opus "Whenever I seem to be far...

The first Rypdal album that I was able to get excited by in some years, this presents Terje's performance at the Vossa Festival and his tribute to Bitches Brew (Vossbrygg translates as Vossa Brew) and it is a really good one. With Rypdal's wonderful gu...

There was an amazingly high number of great albums being released on ECM during the 1970s and this is one of many beautiful, enjoyable classics. This 1978 release features his post-Odyssee group of Terje Rypdal-electric guitar, keyboard, synthesizer...

"Recorded in 1978, this album represents some very fine improvisational interplay among these three brilliant musicians. The first four tunes certainly verge towards the atmospheric, each formed around basic melodies that expand, ripple, disappear...

Terje Rypdal Electric Guitar, Keyboards
Bjørn Kjellemyr Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass
Audun Kleive Drums, Percussion

‘“His sound is one of the most original and immediately recognizable on the planet,” Guitar Player magazine has noted, identified by “a majestic, echoed, singing tone with precisely articulated vibrato and nearly endless sustain, and a string-like attack via volume-pedal swells.” There is plenty of Rypdal’s signature sound on Blue in the stripped-down context of the...

"Spirit's debut unveiled a band that seemed determine to out-eclecticize everybody else on the California psychedelic scene, with its melange of rock, jazz, blues, folk-rock, and even a bit of classical and Indian music. Teenaged Randy California...