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David Torn: acoustic and electric guitars
Mark Isham: trumpet, piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn, synthesizer
Tony Levin: Chapman stick, synth bass
Bill Bruford: Simmons drums, synth drums, percussion

Very well liked 1987 ECM release and the closest you will ever get to King Crimson on ECM!

“’Everything is in a state of transition,” David Torn explained. “Mercury is an element that captures the essence of change.” The changing soundscape of improvisation in the mid-1980s informs..

I like David Torn's music quite a lot. This OST doesn't have much to say about the music featured on this album beyond, "Lars and the Real Girl s original score is composed by David Torn, a legendary musician known for the organic blending/manipulation...

"Montréal Quebec's ambient power trio Torngat create majestic instrumental music that is at times as breathtaking as the glorious Quebec mountain range from whom they take their name. Torngat return with La Petite Nicole, the follow up to the critically..

Hungarian progressive rock performed by a quartet of flute/vocals, keyboards, bass and drums. Thought there are some vocals, this is mostly instrumentally based. "Anyone who loves the eternal expressions of Jethro Tull, Focus and Coloseeum, the folk mu...

A new, young progressive rock band who are making their debut here. A 5 piece who fill their music with vocals, flute, acoustic guitar, Hammond organ/Fender Rhodes/piano/synths/mellotrons,, bass & drums, this has received a lot of attention recently. I...

"Drop dead amazing second album from this Italian symphonic band that dazzled us with their debut six long years ago. There have been some changes to the lineup but it still revolves around keyboardist Michele Mutti and vocalist Michele Giardino...

A new, young progressive rock band. A 5 piece who fill their music with vocals, flute, acoustic guitar, Hammond organ/Fender Rhodes/piano/synths/ mellotrons, bass & drums, this is a recording of their performance at NEARFest 2002, which went over...

Hans Friedrich Basten - drums, glockenspiel
Heribert Schippers - bass
Manfred Herter - guitars
Werner Knauser - violin
Hermann Josef Basten - flute, guitar

“Progressive rock band from Aachen, Germany circa 1971 to 1974. During their lifetime they recorded one SWF radio session and an album.
Their style mixed jazzy and classical touches, and elements as diverse as Jethro Tull, Amon Düül II or Vinegar.”

SO: Apparently, Tortilla Flat recorded this radio session....

The sixth album by this excellent and now even better band. They've been changing their sound since their last one, and this completes the change in sound towards something different and ever more 'progressive rock' sounding (and I mean that in a...

"Over the past decade, Tortoise have produced some of the most innovative and influential albums in all of music. From the deep and understated rhythms and tones on their 1996 landmark, Millions Now Living Will Never Die, to the bombastic rock of 2001's..

"Millions Now Living Will Never Die is the second full-length offering from Tortoise. The majority of the material was first conceived during an idyllic 10-day retreat in Northern Vermont, where the group were able to explore their ideas in a setting...

""Standards," the fourth full-length recording from Chicago's Tortoise, boldly announces their return following 1998's TNT. Tortoise spent the bulk of 1998 and a portion of 1999 touring the world. Following tours of the U.S., Europe, South America...

This is the 8th full album by this fine, genre-defining, nearly all instrumental Chicago band (2 songs with vocals that won't kill you but don't need to be there either). The number of people paying attention now is much less than when they were in vogue, 20 years ago, but they remain just as excellent and fun. Highly recommended.

"Simply put, Tortoise has spent nearly 25 years making music that defies description. While the Chicago-based instrumental quintet has nodded to dub, rock, jazz...

This is the 8th full album by this fine, genre-defining, nearly all instrumental Chicago band (2 songs with vocals that won't kill you but don't need to be there either). The number of people paying attention now is much less than when they were in vogue, 20 years ago, but they remain just as excellent and fun. Highly recommended.

"Simply put, Tortoise has spent nearly 25 years making music that defies description. While the Chicago-based instrumental quintet has nodded to dub, rock, jazz...

"Tortoise's third full-length release, TNT, was written and recorded during a 10-month interval in 1997. This longer-than-usual writing/production schedule was purposefully undertaken by the group in the hopes of crafting an expansive, diverse, yet...

"An album that not only set the tone for the new Chicago prog rock, but also cemented the musical niche for Thrill Jockey Records. Here, multi-instrumentalists John McEntire, Dan Bitney, John Herdon, Douglas McCombs, and Bundy K. Brown share equal...

"Why Waste Time is a brand new, Japanese-only CD release from Tortoise. 'Ruba'iyat' and 'Passerine' are both exclusive to this release and have never before been released. 'Gigantes (Mark Ernestus Version)' previously appeared on a 12" vinyl only EP...

Ricardo Toscano alto saxophone
Romeu Tristão double bass
João Pereira drums

"In Jazz music, each artist should be profoundly personal and vitally collective at the same time. For this reason, a saxophone, bass, and drum trio is a machine as demanding as it is fascinating. The absence of the piano “glue” makes the musicians look for solutions to this odd game. On one extreme we have a pure section on rhythm releasing all melodic work to the saxophone, on the other hand we can find bass...

Ricardo Toscano saxofone
João Pedro Coelho piano
Romeu Tristão contrabaixo
João Lopes Pereira bateria

"The prodigal son of Portuguese jazz is finally on record. Since his teenager years until he became a young man (25 years old in 2018) we get used to only hear him on stage, improvising with the tunes of American masters like Charlie Parker, “Cannonball” Adderley, John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, among many others of different times in the “jazz continuum”. Now, we can seat at...

Sudoh Toshiaki is the drummer and leader of the excellent Canterbury-influenced jazz/rock band Machine and The Synergetic Nuts. They put out two pretty great albums in the late 90s/early 00s and have been silent every since (although they are still around, at least as a live unit).

Still, many of our customers remember them fondly.

This is a CD featuring Sudoh performing all the musical parts on drums, keyboards, computers, bass, etc. What is mostly sounds like is a demo recording for a...

promo copy. Comes in carddboard slipcase.

This group is also known as Totem>

"Totem> is a benchmark in the world of experimental sound and contemporary improvisation. Totem> is a noise rock/free improvisation trio that ventures from walls of sound to exploring microscopic sound worlds...


With Voices of Grain, the New York-based collective improv/noise rock trio TOTEM> have constructed a dazzling follow-up to their 2008 debut for seminal experimental music label ESP-DiSK, Solar Forge. Their ESP-DiSK debut garnered rave reviews around....

''Before this, there was no disc presenting the great tradition of the two rows melodeon in Sardinia where this instrument has developed a spectacular degree of virtuosity. Here not only we have its best performer, but also a unique collection of the r...

This is a reissue of the complete works of this Montreal-based ensemble.

"This remastered 2-CD collection contains both complete albums released by this group led by percussionist Michel Sguin. It also contains a bonus multimedia section...

Elizabeth Carson-vocals
Martin Burley-guitar
Michael Burnett-organ/piano
Colin Jones-bass
Ian Willis-drums
with
Susan Elliott-oboe
Anne Bowditch-flute
Michael Newhouse-vocals

This is an extremely rare private pressing that was recorded in 1972. It is thought to be a soundtrack to an original folk / rock musical from a London college.
The recording quality is good (not fantastic) and it sounds to me like a live run through of the songs, recorded in a reh


"Casamance au Clair de Lune is the most "roots"-oriented album issued by the Senegalese band Touré Kunda, and one of their very best. Dispensing with the occasionally kitschy pop and funk arrangements that diluted many of their prior and subsequent efforts, they succeeded in fashioning a recording brimming with the life of West Africa while still sounding unmistakably modern. There are several percussion interludes (such as "Manoir") that one wishes could go on forever, so infectious are the rhythms and...

"Samba Touré's previous album Albala was recorded during the fear-laden atmosphere of 2012, when northern Mali (including his ancestral village of Diré) had succumbed to sharia law and radical Islamist control and Bamako, his adopted home, still reeled in the chaos of the recent military coup. Albala received widespread acclaim and was rightfully recognized not only as the best album of Samba's career but also as an undeniable musical statement about the human toll of war and political crisis. Samba had...

"Acclaimed Malian musician Sidi Toure returns with his fourth album, Toubalbero. Named after the large traditional drum used to gather people in the Malian region of Gao, Toubalbero is a danceable, dynamic, and despite the region's significant political challenges, joyous album.
For his first electro-acoustic album, Sidi Toure (vocals, guitar, and calabash) is joined by bassist Baba Traore drummer Mamadou 'Mandou'Kone (who also plays with Vieux Farka Toure), electric guitarist Djad' Traor', N'Goni...

A group comprising both Senegalese and Italian musicians Touristes formed in Italy over seven years ago with the intention of mixing up melodies, rhythms, notes, refrains andsounds under the banner of a single musical voyage bringing African and Europe...

One of the most purely 'fun' shows I've seen in the last decade was the legendary New Orleans songwriter Allen Toussaint performing solo. He played some of his billions of hits that he wrote for ... well, everyone, and he told great stories.
This is with a band, but it captures some of that show's warm brilliance and charm.

"Live archive release from the New Orleans R&B legend. The Chicago Blues Festival began in 1984. Allen Toussaint headlined on the Sunday night of the 1989 festival...

I'm personally really excited that this has been released on CD; it was only released in Germany as a very expensive import and has been out of print forever and it's a truly stunningly good album by Ralph (a man who has a number of stunning albums!)...

For over 35 years, Ralph Towner has been 'the man' on acoustic 6 and 12 string guitars, his music displaying a deep, deep beauty, but never becoming too sweet. This features an ECM all-star band: Ralph Towner-12 string and classical guitars, piano, Jan...

Ralph Towner: classical and 12-string guitars
Gary Burton: vibraharp

“An album-of-the-year in US magazine High Fidelity and recipient of a 5-star review in Down Beat, Towner and Burton’s Matchbookstands up today as a timeless instance of the art of the duo, its vibrant spontaneity still alluring. The wide-ranging repertoire includes Ralph Towner’s classic tune ”Icarus”, Charles Mingus’s farewell to Lester Young, “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”, and Leonard Bernstein’s “Some Other Time”...

Ralph Towner: classical, 12-string and baritone guitars
Paolo Fresu: trumpet, flugelhorn

An exciting new duo, of unusual instrumentation, initiated by American master guitarist Ralph Towner. Towner’s acoustic guitar concept has long since ab

Evan Parker, tenor saxophone/Sten Sandell, piano/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, double bass/Paal Nilssen-Love, drums & percussion.

"Something so special as this European project would need to have a future. After a first recording with the joined...

Colin is a well known and respected UK jazz big band arranger and composer, although he's pretty unknown outside of Europe. For his most recent album, he's returned to one of his original heroes, Frank Zappa (note: LOTS of great composers are obviously...

Mat Walerian - alto saxophone, bass clarinet, soprano clarinet, flute
Matthew Shipp - piano, organ
William Parker - double bass, shakuhachi

"Recorded December 15, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. This is Polish multi-instrumentalist Mat Walerian's third CD, all for ESP and all with Matthew Shipp. Walerian's first album was the last new release approved by ESP-Disk's founder Bernard Stollman.
This Is Beautiful Because We Are Beautiful People takes its title from something William Parker

Vicent Doménech – alto sax
Alberto Cavenati – guitar
Bob Meanza – keys and electronics
Olga Nosova – drums
I like the idea of calling yourselves "jazz hooligans"! Fans of groups like Led Bib, Gutbucket, Tatvamasi, will totally, totally dig this!

"Bullsheep is the first studio album by Toxydoll, a Berlin-based “jazz hooligan” quartet, which has already released a live recording for Aut (Live at the Loophole, 2013). Bullsheep was recorded in the autumn of 2014, right after a tour

Toyz are a Dutch, instrumental symphonic rock band with a name straight out of 1980s L.A. hair metal! But, name aside, this is sold and straight-forward, modern, symphonic rock, with lots of melodic soloing from the keyboards and guitars, both...

"Tracker's 2009 EP „man made noise“ was the thing nobody counted on. 3 guys trapped in their DIY Studio amid the Tyrolean mountains, created a bastard consisting of varied elements of desert rock, Kraut, psychedelia and noise that was rarely heard in Aust

The final culmination of the musicians from Parson Sound, Harvester & International Harvester. Amazingly enough, this *isn't* a reunion; the band never broke up, and kept on working together for all these years! The sound has obviously changed and evol...

This archival release by Sweden's rightly legendary Trad Gras och Stanar is revelatory and it's great to see it again after it being out of print for a number of years.
The final culmination of the musicians from Parson Sound, Harvester & International Harvester, this archival release is the stoner/pounding id classic with equal influences from Terry Riley and The Monks you would want it to be! Highly recommended!

"... the best ever recording from the legendary Trad Gras & Stenar...

This bargain-priced 2016 archival release by Sweden's rightly legendary Trad, Gras och Stanar is revelatory. The final culmination of the musicians from Parson Sound, Harvester & International Harvester, this is sonic the meeting place between Terry Riley and The Monks. Or something.
Discs 1 & 2 feature expanded editions of the legendary live albums from 1972 and 1973, Djungelns Lag & Mors Mors, while disc 3 contains all previously unreleased 1972 live material.

"The long-awaited new album from the legendary pioneers of transcendental psychedelic rock music and DIY culture in general. Tack För Kaffet (So Long) is a tribute to the deceased band members and dearest friends Torbjörn Abelli and Thomas Mera Gartz. It becomes something of a farewell show for the old Träd, Gräs Och Stenar because all the old and new members, including founder Bo Anders, Torbjörn and Mera, and Reine Fiske (Dungen, The Amazing), are all contributing to this album. The sounds were...

One of the greatest bands to emerge in the year of the summer of love, their “Mr Fantasy” album is my favorite psychedelic album.
These BBC sessions have been out many times in many ways, but if you don’t have them, they present an alternative look at many of the tracks from Mr Fantasy & more!

“Steve Winwood, Dave Mason, Chris Wood and Jim Capaldi formed Traffic in April 1967. Expectations ran high and were triumphantly met by Paper Sun, which became a smash hit upon release in May (and,,,

I am indulging myself a little bit here, but what-the-hey; this is probably the only album that I have owned since 8th grade that I have *never* stopped liking, and still like very much to this very day. One of the greatest adventurous psychedelic pop albums of its day (1967), Traffic included the major talents of Steve Winwood-guitars, keyboards, vocals, Dave Mason-guitars, sitars mellotrons, vocals, Chris Wood-saxes flutes, vocals and Jim Capaldi-drums and vocals. This 24 bit remastered version from...

Remastered in 2002 with a bonus track! The wonderful psychedelic proto-progressive group Traffic came to a grinding halt sometime in late 1968, when Steve Winwood left the band to join Blind Faith or th...