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"A previously unreleased album from the late Hedy West - one of the finest folk singers of her generation. 'From Granmaw and Me' draws upon material learned from Hedy's maternal Grandmother - Lillie West - songs that had migrated from Britain to the USA during the 17th and 19th centuries.
American singer-songwriter Hedy West belonged to the same generation of folk revivalists as Joan Baez and Judy Collins. Her most famous song "500 Miles" is one of America's most popular folk songs. She was described..


"Drummer/accordionist Rich West returns for a second pfMENTUM release, Heavenly Breakfast. This dangerous quintet includes Emily Beezhold's keyboards, Bruce Friedman on trumpet, Dan Krimm, electric bass, and reed renegade Lynn Johnston. West's...

This compilation, which includes over 20' of music that has never before been released, combines a retrospective with new works. The trio is unique and this is recommended to anyone interested in the Brit-jazz scene at this price.

"MIKE WESTBROOK has led and composed for a succession of big bands and small groups since the 1960's. The Trio is the longest established and most widely travelled of all WESTBROOK ensembles. This collection digitally re-mastered by JON HISEMAN, presents...

“...this record is a triumph for Kate's multiple talents.”
– Duncan Heining, Jazzwise Aug 2004

“British vocalist Kate Westbrook has a gift for music theater. Updating early 20th-century English music hall on Cuff Clout, Westbrook sets her witty and eccentric texts to bold and fascinating genre-crossing music composed by eight collaborators, including her bandleader husband Mike Westbrook and other Anglo jazz worthies Chris Biscoe, Lindsay Cooper and Barbara Thompson. Maintaining a wicked...

Music by Mike Westbrook
Lyrics and singing by Kate Westbrook
Accordion by Kate Street
This is a very stripped down recording by a great, theatrical singer with well-placed, simple accompaniment.

“Kate is a fine writer and performer, with a brilliant approach to text.
The life of choreographer Bronislava Nijinska provides the inspiration for Kate's most recent piece, a collaboration with composer Mike Westbrook and accordionist Karen Street.
It's a moving piece, and Kate's

This is a wonderful find; the original album by Westbrook was released in 1975 by RCA and is a richly orchestrated jazz/rock work filled with the big names of the mid 70s Brit-jazz world.
But here is what I did not know:

“The debut performance of esteemed pianist/composer Mike Westbrook's cult 70s jazz masterpiece 'Citadel/Room 315', recorded live in 1974. Featured soloists throughout the album are the iconic ECM recording artist John Surman plus a crack team of top Scandi jazzers....

This 1969 double album was the third release by Mike Westbrook and it was a quite radical anti-war release, featuring 26 amazing musicians, including Alan Skidmore, David Holdsworth, John Surman, Kenny Wheeler, Malcolm Griffiths, Paul Rutherford, Mike Gibbs, Mike Osborne, Harry Miller, Barre Phillips, Alan Jackson, John Marshall and many others legends.
This has over a full album's worth of unreleased, never-before heard material on disc 3 from the beginning of the modern Brit-jazz movement...

A very nice avant jazz big-band album written in 1968-1969 and recorded in the fall of 1971, this features Mike Westbrook: piano, Nigel Carter, Kenny Wheeler, Harry Beckett, Henry Lowther and Dave Holdsworth-trumpets/flugelhorn, Malcolm Griffiths, Paul...

Since the mid 1970s or so, this great English composer and big band jazz leader has been working with smaller groups and performing a mix between jazz and theatre (sometimes dubbed 'jazz cabaret')...

This album is rooted in the personal. Mike Westbrooks enduring creative partnership with his wife, the singer, lyricist and painter Kate Westbrook is represented by two songs they wrote together. Starcross is a rail station nearby the Westbrook home in Devon, near Plymouth where his creative life began all those years ago. His title track is dedicated to the tenor saxophonist Lou Gare, whose death in 2017 was a particular wrench. Starcross Bridge is an intricately woven network of musical and personal...

Mike Osborne, Bernie Living, George Khan, John Surman-saxophones
Malcolm Griffiths, Paul Rutherford-trombones
Dave Holdsworth-trumpet
Mike Westbrook-piano
Harry Miller-bass
Alan Jackson-drums

This never-before released recording, released on its 50th anniversary, is the final show from the legendary ‘Ronnie Scott’s Old Place’ on May 25, 1968 and is a real piece of history and is quite well recorded for the age, time and circumstances.

Mike Westbrook is one of the great names of British jazz, having been a very original bandleader & composer, for both large and small ensembles for 50 years, and releasing his first recording nearly 50 years ago!

This is one of his smallest groups
: Kate Westbrook - Vocals / Tenor Horn
Chris Biscoe - Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Baritone Saxophones / Piccolo
Mike Westbrook - Piano / Tuba

"This was actually the 20th anniversary album of the Westbrook Trio and originally released i

"This is the second solo album on Rune Grammofon by Stian Westerhus -- the most exciting guitarist on the Norwegian experimental music scene. His vinyl-only release Galore and this album shows a musician challenging and stretching the limits of his...

"This is the third solo album on Rune Grammofon by Norwegian experimental guitarist Stian Westerhus. With The Matriarch and the Wrong Kind of Flowers, Westerhus not only challenges and stretches the limits of his instrument but also comes up with an...

Grant Calvin Weston - Drums
Jonathan Saxon - Congas, Mbira, Electric Mbira, Clave, Bells, Rainstick, Orchestral Bells, Bowed Cymbal, Cowbell, Berimbau, Shakers
Wayne Peet - Piano, Hammond B-3 Organ, Synthesizer, Clavinet
Steuart Liebig - Basses, Electronics, Loops

"An album that embraces familiar approaches, but doesn’t quite sound like anything else I’ve heard. Not exactly jazz, not exact rock, not exactly anything, Acceleration is a superb offering for anyone who is looking for

“Jazz piano great Randy Weston was often at his best playing as an unaccompanied soloist. Broadcast on the CBC's "Jazz Beat" program, this disc combines two solo performances, one from 1985 at Toronto's Bamboo club and the other from 1993 at the Edmonton Jazz City Music Festival, hosted by Katie Malloch.
The entire CBC-FM broadcast is presented here, digitally remastered with background notes and images, and includes an interview with Katie Malloch and Randy Weston.”


Kenny Wheeler: trumpet, flugelhorn
Michael Brecker: tenor saxophone
John Taylor: piano
Dave Holland: double bass
Jack DeJohnette: drums

“Canadian trumpeter Kenny Wheeler was both a major jazz composer and a soloist given to free flights, thriving on the creative tension between lyricism and fiery interplay. Musicians loved the challenges implied in his writing, as is apparent in every minute of this 1983 session. Wheeler and Michael Brecker make a very fine, mutually-inspiring..

Kenny Wheeler-trumpet, John Abercrombie-guitar, John Parricelli-guitar, Anders Jormin-double bass. "Kenny Wheeler is notoriously self-effacing about his achievements. Doubtless, if asked about this session, he’d express modest observations about his ow...

A wonderful trio session with Kenny on his flugelhorn, with backing by long time partner John Taylor and Steve Swallow on bass.

"This is a beautiful album. The last Kenny Wheeler album I bought was "Touche," his duet with Paul Bley, and I was...

Great album and GREAT band. I hope I still have this much music in me when I am 83....

"Kenny Wheeler convened an all-star British band for this album, recorded back in April 2008 at Bauer Studios in Ludwigsburg, Germany. For the occasion, the...

One of the hardest to find holly grails of Brit-jazz makes its very first appearance on CD in this excellently packaged and remastered set from BGO. Check out this personnel: Kenny Wheeler: flugelhorn; Derek Watkins: trumpet; Henry Shaw: trumpet; Henry...

Music for viola da gamba by Whelden & C.F. Abel. ''I have chosen to write & perform music using up-to-the-minute compositional techniques on instruments commonly thought to be old fashioned.'' [New Albion]

This sets excerpts of the novel, All The Visions, to music & song. Somewhere between baroque, country ballad & bohemian stream of consciousness. [New Albion]

When Is Norwegian multi-instrumentalist Lars Pedersen. His music here is complex sound collages and dramatic narative (with words by Chris Cutler) mixed with music. This combines 40 minutes of new work with the 20' "Death In The Blue Lake".


"White Light was a progressive rock group originally from New Orleans, then later from Austin, Texas, USA, where the group once recorded with Sonobeat Records (Mariani, Wildfire).

White Light (not to be confused with the Glaswegian Christian rock band of the same name) was composed of Mike Hobren (electric and acoustic guitars, vocals, lyrics), Rob Haeuser (bass, synthesizers, audio engineering), and Rusty Haeuser (drums, percussion, flute).

On White Light's self-titled album, recorded..

Proto-electronica classic of its kind.

"By the time White Noise's debut album, An Electric Storm, arrived in 1969, the Moog synthesizer had already started to make tentative appearances on pop records by the likes of the Monkees and Simon & Garfunkel. More primitive tone generators had also provided spacy effects for bands like the United States of America. But no other pop or rock record before (or since) had been so painstakingly assembled using mainly homemade equipment and tape recorders....

"New York radical innovators White Out and transplanted Los Angeles legend Nels Cline share a long musical history, having played together for over a 15-year period. Anyone lucky enough to have caught these guys in live performance can attest to their special chemistry. They play a kind of improvised chamber music. Their tightly cohesive interplay the sonic consequence of years spent developing their highly personal electro-acoustic language. Any attempt to assign a label to their collective sound falls...

"The 2nd album from Norway's seminal progressive rock group White Willow has achieved cult status, melding symphonic rock, folk rock and gothic atmospheres in a unique blend. The album is awash with vintage instruments like Mellotrons and Theremins.
This edition features never before heard bonus material and comes with brand new artwork. Originally released in 1998 on The Laser's Edge, this has been OOP for years. This expanded and beautifully remastered edition is released on Norway's audiophile...

"Formed in Oslo in 1992/93, WHITE WILLOW has built a reputation over the years as a diverse, subtle, progressively-focused group, their albums always critically acclaimed and revered as influential. They were a part of the original revival of progressive rock in Scandinavia that also included Änglagård, Anekdoten, and Landberk, and original Änglagård drummer Mattias Olsson is the drummer of WHITE WILLOW. Fusing influences from 1970s prog rock and folk rock, hard rock, electronica, and even some pop...

"A sextet using vocals, multi-keyboards (mellotron, Hammond organ, moogs, piano, etc.) guitar, flutes/recorder, violin, bass & drums, this is appealingly melodic symphonic with attractive folk overtones.

Soaring female vocals, mondo-Crimsoid guitar leads & blistering flute work set against a backdrop of symphonic rock keyboards will ignite the imagination of the dedicated progressive rock listener."

"Sacrament was the album that broke Norway's progsters White Willow to a wider audience...

"Enormously urgent remastered, repackaged repress/reissue for this much buzzed about record that tragically went out of print just as demand was erupting. Includes lyrics & a bonus track. Armed with little more than an acoustic guitar and her fragile...

“Manic No Wave sax frenzy! James White tore up the city blueprints and charted his own map through the sonic sprawl of New York, perfecting a jittery, manic attack on sax and vocals and adopting the persona of a lounge singer in the waiting room of Hell. A maelstrom of chaotic transformations of funk, jazz (et al.) with equal parts James Brown and James White originals that rank among the most incendiary in his repertoire, this album is available for the first time outside of Japan.”

“This is my...

This is the first-ever legit CD issue of this 1975 release - his first - by the drummer of Return To Forever and one of the drummers on Bitches Brew!
People are still marveling at the guitar duel between Al diMeola and Larry Coryell on this one....

"One of the better entries to emerge from a genre that was quickly growing tired. Return to Forever drummer Lenny White, while not as powerful or talented as counterparts Billy Cobham or Alphonse Mouzon, had an excellent feel for funk and an...

Soundtracks & scores composed & performed using home-made and original instruments, designed by Peter Whitehead.

"British ambient prog rock duo WHITEWATER have emerged once again this October to bring us their brand new and shiny atmoshperic album Dark Planet. Through Stuart Stephens‘ and Paul Powell‘s joint forces, the audience can hear a real expansion of the band’s soundscapes in comparison with previous releases. Dark Planet is further deepened by Mike Kershaw, who writes and sings three tracks, and Gareth Cole (Mike Kershaw Band, Fractal Mirror, The Rube Goldberg Machine, Under A Banner) who brings forth...

“If Australia has produced a classic piece of musical minimalism, [Windmill] is it.”-Graham Strahle, The Australian

"This new CD presents two of Australian composer Stephen Whittington’s stunningly beautiful string quartets: his elegant, eclectic seven-movement …from a thatched hut, which embraces, sometimes obliquely, the composer’s deep interest in Chinese poetry and his frequent travels in China, and his evocative, haunting Windmill, which draws sonic references to the small metal windmills...

Surely you already own this, one of the greatest live rock albums ever made? You don't? And here it is in a hugely expanded version, which sounds fantastic. AND IT’S NOW SO INEXPENSIVE!

"The Feb 14, 1970 Leeds show which provided The Who with their first official live album is widely regarded by collectors as not only one of the group's finest-ever shows, but one of the greatest live shows in rock history.
The original album included only 35 minutes of the 120 minute show, and was still one

Long available as a very famous and great sounding bootleg, this is better sounding and more complete than what had been previously heard and presents the band during a pre-Tommy, post-Summer Of Love, raucous peak! It's the nearly complete April 6th show. Hugely recommended to Who fans!

"Finally! There is finally an official release of The Who concert at the Fillmore East! It is long overdue, released officially a little over fifty years after the event. For Who fans this recording is a must...


Very good sound and a monster performance, as this band gave night after night in 1970!

“The show presented on this CD features, for the first time, the band's performance at Tanglewood, in Lenox, MA, in the summer of 1970. Playing the entirety of Tommy alongside a couple of Who classics such as 'I Can't Explain', the recently released 'Heaven and Hell' (albeit only as a b.side), and of course, 'My Generation' in a 10-minute finale.”

“By 1973, the Who had begun recording their Quadrophenia album, about mod and its subculture, set against clashes with Rockers in early 1960s Britain.
The Who's penultimate gig in the US during their '73 tour, was performed at the Spectrum in Philadelphia on December 4th. Playing a stunning concert which for many fans was the best show of the tour, the band ripped through an extraordinary set, bookended by Who classics, but with a dynamic selection from Quadrophenia at its core.”

Tons of otherwise unavailable live material from the bands prime (and even after their prime, but still really good) and a few studio tracks we all already know too. But at this price, any half respecting Who fans NEEDS this if only for the definitive psychedelic era version of My Generation from 1967. But there's so much more great stuff here!

"Like the film itself, the soundtrack to the Who's Kids Are Alright documentary is frustrating even as it pleases, since it falls short of being.....

This is one of the GREATEST psychedelic/pop albums of the 1960s, and this is the excellent remastered version with a zillion great bonus tracks and a great booklet. The Who were in their prime in 1967, and this is FILLED with amazing moments. As my old...

The fourth album in four years by The Who and is one of the great achievements of rock in the late 60s and the album that broke the band into superstar status worldwide.
This is one of the great art-rock albums of all time and, nearly 50 years later, is still a stunning achievement; if you haven't played this one in decades, it's even better than you remember!
Absolutely recommended; this belongs in any rock collection.

“After all these years, it becomes clear that the relationship between Daltrey and Townshend -- the singer serving as the songwriter's best interpreter and editor -- is at the core of the Who, which is why Who feels like a Who album: The two still bring out the best in each other.”-AllMusic

“WHO is the Who's best album since The Who By Numbers over 40 years ago. Amidst a host of new Pete Townshend would-be classics, the capper is Street Song which could sit comfortably next to anything on Who's...

The Who's quite amazing 1971 studio album was (and is) played too much on classic rock radio, but that doesn't make it any less of a tremendous feat. It's also their most progressive rock oriented disc, what with Pete's use of keyboards and Terry Riley...

Bänz Oester, bass / Gerry Hemingway, drums / Michel Wintsch, piano.

"Less is More" brings this decade lengthed collective trio into its finest document to date shining with its uncanny ability to interact with extraordinary subtlety and...