Various Artists

New music for soprano, ensemble and orchestra. Elisabeth Lutyens, Elizabeth Maconchy, alan Bullard, Alan Parsons, Trevor Taylor, Malcolm Ball, Eric Hudes, Nicola Ellis and Phil McGovern.

Great collection of wonderful progressive folk and folk rock from the late 60s and early 70s from the Island label. If you don't know this scene, this is a fabulous way to check out a bunch of great bands at a stupid-low price.

"When visionary...

“ESP-Disk' has a little bit of history with Argentina -- the label issued Gato Barbieri's first international release, and their Steve Lacy album was recorded there -- so the label couldn't resist putting out this compilation of 2012-17 recordings (most previously unreleased) from the Buenos Aires scene.
In his liner notes, compiler Jason Weiss writes, "In June 1966, just as General Juan Carlos Onganía was leading a military coup d'état, Steve Lacy's quartet arrived in Buenos Aires: not exactly safe...

"Recorded live inside the cave at Balve, West Germany, June 26/27, 1976 & June 25/26, 1977 8 hours of music recorded live inside the cave at Balve, West Germany 32-page booklet with concert pictures, posters and flyers
Includes complete performances and improvisations by Peter Brötzmann, Han Bennik, Archie Shepp, John Surman, Albert Mangelsdorff, Willem Breuker Kollektief, Joachim Kühn and many more!"
CD 1
Hugo Heredia Quintet
CD 2
Machi Oul Big Band - Celula Jazz Crew Prag
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"Box with 11 CDs featuring the best of the New Jazz scene from Europe and the USA in 1974/75; 13 hours of music recorded live inside the cave at Balve, West Germany 32-page booklet with concert pictures, posters, flyers and newspaper clippings (in German and English)."
Disc 1:
Contact Trio - Improvisation
Brötzmann; van Hove; Bennink - Improvisation 1
Brötzmann; van Hove; Bennink - Improvisation 2
Brötzmann; van Hove; Bennink - Improvisation 3
Brötzmann; van Hove; Bennink....

Founded in New York in 1971, The Kitchen is internationally known as a leading center for video, music, dance, performance, new media and literature. Orange Mountain Music has begun the restoration of audio reels from performances at The Kitchen with t...

Great price on this 3 CD box of just marvelous blues performances by some of the greatest names who were still alive and kicking at the time they were recorded; it doesn't get much better than Misssissippi John Hurt, Son House, Skip James, Muddy Waters...

A pretty great collection of little known [outside of Africa] Afro-pop classics.

“Soul Jazz Records' Nigeria Soul Power 70 album showcases the influence of funk, rock and disco on Nigerian music during the 1970s. Originally released as a now-long-out-of-print collectors' 7' RSD box, this fully expanded album release now also includes extra tracks from Sonny Okosuns, Wings, Chief Kollington Ayinla and more. While for many people the fusion of funk and jazz music with Nigerian rhythms and aestheti

Excellently packaged and annotated, this collects unbelievably rare material, none of which apparently has ever been reissued before!

" When I first started listening to African pop music, I tended to make a lot of assumptions. One of the most..

''Traditional songs from Valle Sabbia (Lombardy). Every year the eve of Epiphany the singers sing the repertoire of Star Songs (Canti a Stella), a repertoire of songs to collect money for the church that resembles the Laudi Spirituali of XVII Century. ...

"Despite the fact that the sacred steel tradition was over a half-century old in the House of God Congregation, it had not been documented until the 1990s, and since then its irrepressible spirit has propelled the music out of the churches and into the..

(Japan) Japanese-only sampler of rare Euro jazz: Wim Stolwijk/Pacific Eardrum/Misha Mengelberg et al.


"A diverse roster of recording artists - spanning half a century between the oldest and youngest - have contributed contemporary interpretations of traditional English songs to a new album released as a companion piece to The Folk Handbook: Working With Songs From The English Tradition.
This album compiles 17 songs from the book in performances all but one of which have been recorded in recent years; many have been recorded specially for this album and thus are unavailable elsewhere."...

"With the help and support of Argentine musicians, radios, press and friends, George Haslam set out to compile a selection of some of the exciting contemporary jazz played in Argentina today ~ from La Plata and Buenos Aires to Patagonia, Mendoza, San L...


This is just big fun that touches on many different sounds from beginning to end!

"Soundway presents the second volume in their Panama! series, showcasing the unique tropical music created in Panama during the fertile decades of the 1960s and...

"...& Cumbia Típica On The Isthmus 1960-75. After two very successful and well-received previous volumes of tropical rarities from Panama, co-compilers Roberto Gyemant and Miles Cleret are joined by Will "Quantic" Holland for the final piece of this...

"A wonderfully diverse 2CD set with handsome packaging. … a definitive collection of great artists … required listening and a must-have. Your collection of British folk won't be complete without this."-George Maida, WCVE Radio, Richmond, MA...


This is a compilation of bands performing 'the trend-setting music of the Nintendo Entertainment system'. Why is this here? Well, mostly because Ahleuchatistas are here and they turn in just an unbelievably slamming performance. Also appearing are...

This double CD set presents highlights from the second Prog Exhibition Festival, which was held October 21-22, 2011 in Rome. Like the 1st event, this features well known bands in the scene, but often performing with special guests, which ups the...

This is really kind of amazing; there was a big festival in November 2010 in Rome with a huge number of legendary Italian progressive rock bands, some with very high profile guests, as well as some excellent current bands. This is 9 hours of the festival captured both sonically and visually and it's a totally insane lineup. Featured are:

* Premiata Forneria Marconi with guest Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)
* Banco del Mutuo Soccorso with guest John Wetton (King Crimson, UK)...

Hipsters claiming progressive as their own! "Whoever came up with the over-pretentious, collective term 'Progressive Rock' couldn't have been less forward thinking. Prog rock in its truest form was not a 'restrictive' genre -- it was a movement that u...

Brand new release of professional recordings by the bands who appeared at 1998's Progday festival. Includes photos and a great Michael Bennett cover. Includes the following live material that is not available anywhere else: Crucible (25'), Soundscape (...

1 –Emma Myldenberger Ala Dalona 6:06
2 –Joy Unlimited Question 4:30
3 –P₂O₅ Hangman 4:20
4 –Faithful Breath Back On My Hill 5:38
5 –Out Of Focus Where Is Your Home Town 8:56
6 –Aqua (9) Bolero 5:24
7 –Sun (13) Neulich In Spanien 4:51
8 –Gravestone Summer 79 10:27
9 –Pancake (3) Arctic Ocean 9:26

1 –Tetragon Snowstorm 7:50
2 –Xhol Surrealistic Scenery 12:11
3 –Yggdrasil Lizzy's Song 4:40
4 –Zoppo Trump Wellengang 6:46
5 –Radio Noisz Ensemble Circkus Minor 3:58
6 –Guru Guru Das Zwickmaschinchen 6:22
7 –Embryo Dance Of Some Broken Glasses 9:01
8 –Sündenfall II Montpellier 3:18
9 –Surgery Intro 4:47

1 –Virus - Mankind, Where Do You Go To? 5:00 2 –Panko - Teppich (Hutzel Perpa) 5:10 3 –Embryo - Tiflis 5:58 4 –Sunbirds - My Dear Groovin 4:09 5 –Gäa - Welt Im Dunkel 7:05 6 –Missus Beastly - Space Guerilla 10:50 7 –Exponent - Thoughts 6:33 8 –Reaktor 4 - Kassiopeia 7:52 9 –Gila - Kollektivität 6:40

1 - Dr. Aftershave - Mysterious Pyramids 6:13
2 - Embryo - Intro Idea 5:33
3 – Morpheus - Breitmaulfrosch's Return 9:55
4 - Eela Craig – Birds Of A Feather 4:14
5 - Upperseption – Überflug 2:16
6 - Xhol Caravan - Acapulco Gold 5:40
7 - Carol Of Harvest - Put On Your Nightcap 16:02
8 – Epidermis - A Speck, A Dream 20:14
9 - Tin Pan Alley - Past And Present 9:23



"This recording consists of eight electro-acoustic compositions and two pieces by each of the four composers. Pauline Oliveros: 'Mercury Retrograde, 'Cyber Talk.' Francisco Lopez: 'untitled #270,' 'untitled #273.' Doug Van Nort: 'Outer; Inner.' Jonas...

Features over 70' of music by Robert Wyatt, David Thomas, Henry Kaiser, John Oswald, Jean Derome, Jocelyn Robert, Iva Bittova/Pavel Fajt, When, Musci/Venosta, James Grigsby, Bill Gilonis, Joseph Racaille, & many more. This is a really good collection; ...

All otherwise unavailable recordings by Thinking Plague, Biota, ZGA, Blitzoids, Les Sales Combles, Biota, N.O.R.M.A., John Oswald, David Myers/Arcane Device, Cornelius Cardew, and much more. [ReR]

Artists featured include Boris Kovac, Volapk, Giovanni Venosta, Keith Rowe + Alain De Fillips, Shelley Hirsch/Jon Rose/Chris Cutler, Thomas Dimuzio, Marie Goyette, Ken Ando (of 5uu's), Brian Woodbury, Philip Perkins, Steven Tickmayer & more. All titles...

Stupendous/stupid cheap price on a very nice set of great late 40s/early 50s blues, boogie, jump-blues, juke-joint blues and r 'n' b. Many major names, including such as Roy Milton, Wynonie Harris, Lowell Fulson, Joe Turner, Rufus Thomas, Brownie McGhee..

Electronic/space music performers Airsculpture, Wolfram Spyra, Free System Projekt, Star Sounds Orkhestra, Paul Lawler, Dave Brewer & Bill Fox played in various permutations live in the Mojave Desert April 25-29, 2003. It doesn't tell you who is on...


Twenty-one tracks (72 minutes), the best of the rare singles recorded by bands like Free Love System, Los Texao, Los Incógnitos, Madera Fresca, and Opus who thrived in Arequipa, Peru during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Arequipa? yes, Arequipa...

Terrific release in a great package of 1950s African music that definitely points the way towards the music of the 60s/70s. Highly recommended!

"Originally released on Crammed in 1993, this beautiful 20-song collection - re-released as part of...

Fantastic compilation featuring both volumes together in one package (I bought them seperately as imports, damn it!) of great proto-African pop. Recommended for fans of the sound! "The best of early Congolese Pop Music: two compilations featuring hits...

''There's some of everything here - improvisers, technicians, gentle musicians, violent musicians...'' [In Poly Sons]

"Post-war apartments dominated the views of Düsseldorf in the early 1980s - cement slabs, the "art bunker" known as the Kunsthalle, and the elevated railway called "The Millipede". Yet reconstruction was in full swing - bank buildings on the "Kö" received postmodern interiors, the old town became stylishly retro-rustic, and advertising agencies displaced industrial companies. Music took all of this on. Punk was finished, but its pathos drifted through pubs and shared flats. At the same time, synthesizers...

"In 1984, Adrian met three American musicians who would have a pivotal effect on the future direction his music would take. Collaborating with former Sugarhill Gang members Doug Wimbish, Skip McDonald and Keith LeBlanc resulted in some brilliantly unclassifiable beats-and-sample laden records as Tackhead, with various weird and wonderful off-shoots exploring different permutations of their blueprint. The new sound they developed caught the ear of artists from the industrial scene, resulting in work with...

"Under the influence of LSD, by the late 1960s the sands were shifting fast for acoustic music. This new compilation showcases 20 of the best tracks to have emerged from the underground folk revolution, taking in artists from Britain and America, as...

Since I have a personal interest in early jazz, this was a great, great watch and listen personally.
This is in English, with subtitles in Italian, English, French, Portuguese, Japanese.

"A journey inside the Sicilian chromosome of jazz, forgotten by the official history; the incredible story of a Sicilian who became the world's first man in jazz. Sicily Jass: The World's First Man In Jazz is a film directed by Michele Cinque, about the life, the music, and times of Nick La Rocca, a son of...

“The final entry in this three-volume series of Tokyo teen bands from 1966 to 1969 is no less potent than its predecessors."-All Music Guide

“Under the influence of The Beatles, the Group Sounds movement swept Japan in the mid-1960s. This compilation -- out of print for well over 20 years -- collects some of the finest cuts made by several of the leading bands of the time, and makes its long-awaited CD debut here, together with background notes. Artists include: Outcast, The Spiders, The Mops...

"Prog is a four letter word..right? So is 'rock', 'jazz' and 'folk' , these genres combined with classical and blues, are the foundation stones of what music scribes like to call 'progressive music' or 'prog'. From rock's emergence in the 60's as a...

“Following up the acclaimed SOHO CONTINENTAL, here is a collection of coffee bar sounds from 50s and 60s London, the soundtrack to the birth of rock'n'roll, Gaggia machines, capuccinos, jukeboxes blasting out UK born sounds for boys in leather and beehived girls. Long lost 45s on classic labels like Top Rank and Oriole, with tales of ton-up boys causing chaos (Carve Up, Ambush, Teenage Delinquent) to more sedate tales of going 'Hot Chocolate Crazy'”

“Soho Expresso, capture's the mood of the...