Mega Blowout Sale

Possibly England's greatest accordionist, this is a completely solo album. No tricks, no studio work. Just a man and his various squeezeboxes.

"In 1988 John Kirkpatrick recorded this solo album. It is an amazing album with the predictable talent of performance. There is a lovely atmosphere and mood on this album.
There are some great song choices here. All the tracks are Traditional except for a piece from Sue Harris, and three from Sally Turner. All of course arranged by Kirkpatrick...

"Svart Records continues the Eero Koivistoinen reissue program with this 1971 super-rarity. With Vesa-Matti Loiri, Seija Simola and Eero Raittinen on vocals. Koivistoinen’s children’s music album Muusa ja Ruusa was based on the poems of Kirsi Kunnas and released by the book publishing company WSOY. Although some of these songs were revisited in the 2000s on the Ville ja Valle album, the original album has never been reissued in any format. The moods on this 1971 range from pastoral calm to the...

For his 70th birthday, the great Finnish saxist Eero celebrated with this 2016 recording of him collaborating with the fantastic UMO Jazz Orchestra (which he was a co-founding member of, over 40 years ago! The results are fantastic.

"The saxophonist and composer Eero Koivistoinen, who turned 70 this winter, is going through an exceptionally creative phase in his career. Koivistoinen celebrated his birthday together with the jazz orchestra UMO (Uuden Musiikin Orkesteri, New Music Orchestra), which..

Paul is St. Elmo's Fire's guitarist. This is the 1st ever issue of his Frippertronics style opening set that Paul would use to open Elmo's gigs, using analog synths, electric guitars, effects & more. Charming.

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...

"On the Thirteenth of October of 1927 one of the great geniuses of jazz, was born. Now over 90 years (!!!!!!!) Konitz releases his first album with Impulse.
A wonder, a bliss, with a rhythmic basis of scandal, Kenny Barron on piano, Peter Washington on bass and Kenny Washington on drums. A dream.
He not only sounds good but also sounds cool and different, he even sings ... Genius and figure to the end. What can be said, only that it is a total and complete wonder."-Manuel Grosso Galvan

While they last, this is a full $10.00 off the usual price!

Long awaited - at least by me - second studio album by this terrific African band from Congo, who blend traditional Bazombo trance music with heavy amplification. The band features....

"All I can say is that sometimes when you have anticipated something for a long time you can become afraid that it can't possibly live up to your built up expectations. No fear this time. The lost album is indescribable. What a treasure to hear Kooper and Bloomfield together again! After wearing out copies of Super Session and Super Session live on Vinyl, 8 track, cassette, and CD, to actually hear this new material was like the closest thing to time travel that I expect to ever get...

Influential and legendary German Krautrock/Jazzrock band formed around Hellmut Hattler, Jan Wolbrandt, Jan Friede and Johannes Pappert in 1967. Originally playing a hybrid of free jazz (influenced by the likes of Pharaoh Sanders and Frank Zappa) the members lived communally and worked on tightening up their sound, as well as other art projects, for close to five years before recording and releasing their jazz/psychedelic debut album under the name Kraan (meaning ‘faucet’ in Dutch). The balance of the 70s...

This is pretty damn great (but subtlely and quietly so, so don't expect it to shout its greatness at you!), very far-sighted jazz from 1957-58 that combines cool and even shadings of Jimmy Guiffre style 'quiet' with rigorous composition informed by modern classical (what would shortly later be called 'Third Stream'). Conditionally hugely recommended!

"He was not as well-known as Phil Woods or Tony Scott, but the Philadelphia-born alto saxophonist-clarinetist and educator John La Porta was one of...

Performers include: Steve Lacy, Peter Herbert, Wolfgang Reisinger, Marcus Weiss, Philippe Racine, Paulo Alvares, Bernhard Lang, Christof Kurzmann, Philip Jeck.

"This look at the tensed balance between composition, improvisation, and performance..

All previously unreleased duets recorded between 1982-94, & featuring the soprano sax master with Derek Bailey, Bobby Few, George Lewis, Steve Potts, Roswell Rudd, Masahiko Togashi, Mal Waldron & others.

Rachel Anne Warren - vocals, keys
Jonathan Badger - acoustic and electric guitars, oud, mellotron, piano, vocals, balalaika, concussions
Really great, edgy, electro-pop duo project from the under-recognized Jonathan Badger (who I knew, of course) and Rachel (a really fine singer from Baltimore who I didn't know before this project)

"Lake Mallory is the musical hybrid born of the wildly diverse sensibilities of Jonathan Badger (Cuneiform, MT6, High Horse) and Rachel Anne Warren...

"Lambert Hendricks & Ross are still regarded as the finest jazz vocal group of all time: Their fame comes from their pioneering of vocalese; wordless vocals imitating instruments and they achieved this in an astonishing style that has never been surpassed. The EL edition is full of rarities, restored and reissued on compact disc for the first time including numerous superb pre-LHR recordings involving Dave Lambert Singers and Annie Ross and three LHR live tracks from a 1958 radio broadcast; including a...

"The New Yorker critic Whitney Balliett once said her tiny wisp of a voice "would scarcely reach the second storey of a doll's house", while jazz critic Leonard Feather described it as "a voice in a million". Blossom Dearie pursued a singular career...

"These rare recordings made between 1970-1973 are now available on CD for the first time. Transferred from the original master tapes this recording finds saxophonist and free-jazz legend Byard Lancaster playing his trademark sound in a live setting. At times the music is very wild and free, at other points it is quiet and melancholy. Musicians include: J.R. Mitchell - percussion, Calvin Hill - bass, Paul Morrison - electric bass, Lester Lumley - conga, Sid Simmons - piano and Joe Hunter - bass."

"Originally recorded and released in 1979, this recording finds jazz musician Byard Lancaster in a solo setting playing on a variety of instruments that includes piano, flute, piccolo, bass clarinet, voice, soprano and alto saxes and percussion...

A major label modern blues recording by the best living slide guitarist (with a absolutely gorgeous tone) that *I* know of.

He's really a live performer more than a studio performer, but this is probably his best studio album or darn close.

Jerome was a founding member of the very fine Quebecois band Maneige, writing and performing on their 1st two albums, which were some of the band's highlights. For the last 30 years, he's been doing soundtrack-type work, and it reflects that, but it al...

"The twelve part BBC Series, Lark Rise to Candleford, on prime time Sunday nights has attracted nearly 12 million viewers each week. The album includes several pieces of music from the programme, including the theme music. The main man behind the...

One of the very first (maybe *the* first) CD release on the late, great AYAA label was by this mostly instrumental Swiss trio of tenor sax, bass and drums. 20 years later, here they are again, now with a guitarist and a couple of guests on a few songs...

This is the 2014 remastered / expanded edition of Zep's iconically iconic second album, done by Jimmy Page.

"With the 2014 release of deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, & Led Zeppelin III, the band will launch an extensive reissue program of all nine of its studio albums in chronological order, each remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page. Led Zeppelin will also open its vaults to share dozens of unheard studio and live recordings, with each album featuring a second disc of..

Nice reissue of the two very good albums released in the 70s by one of the greats of the Welsh band Man, after he left Man for a solo career / new band called Iceberg.
If you were British at a certain time in the 70s, these two intelligent rawk albums very well might have been one of the main soundtracks of your youth...

NOTE: These copies have a top seam split, so we are blowing them out!

Limited edition blue, black & white vinyl in a beautiful gatefold sleeve!

Libra were an Italian progressive rock band who strangely enough signed to Motown in the early 1970's, releasing one album that just disappeared (who looks for progressive rock on Motown?).

Years later they reappeared with this, their 2nd and final album, which was the somewhat-to-extremely Goblin-esque sountrack to a Mario Bava...

"Although Dave Liebman had recorded a few unaccompanied saxophone records before, The Distance Runner was his first live CD in that format. Switching between soprano, tenor, and wooden flute, Liebman is mostly heard in a thoughtful and lyrical mood...

"While listening to saxophonist Dave Liebman's 2006 release, Back on the Corner, it's pretty darn hard not to think of Miles Davis' groundbreaking early-'70s fusion period. And there are obvious reasons for this: firstly, Liebman actually played with Davis at one point (appearing on Davis' 1973 release, On the Corner), another Davis sideman plays throughout the album (guitarist Mike Stern), and lastly, two of the compositions were penned by Davis himself. Joining Liebman and Stern is renowned sessionman...

It has been my great pleasure to have known and to have been friends with keyboardist, composer and general musical mover & shaker Erik Lindgren for nearly 30 years.
He is a great person and also a really fascinating musician who combines great love for some very disparate musical genres into a unique end result. This is a great and fascinating listen; I doubt that most will love everything, but there is plenty here for basically ANYONE. Which is what makes this release (and Erik) so great!...

Erik Lindgren is a founding member of Birdsongs of the Mesozoic and he is also one of the word's experts on garage and garage/punk rock of the 1960s. On this album, he manages to combine his love of classical music, garage rock and whatever you want to...

Suddenly there are a good number of really great spacerock bands out there and Litmus is absolutely one of the best of them. This is the second album by this UK spacerock band heavily influenced by Hawkwind's classic early/mid 70s albums. This thing...

Let me tell you something; in the early to mid 70s, in Washington, DC, there was no band that more people didn't agree was one of the unheralded greats than Little Feat! Founded by guitarist/singer/composer Lowell George upon his exit from the Mothers...

Let me tell you something; in the early to mid 70s, in Washington, DC, there was no band that more people didn't agree was one of the unheralded greats than Little Feat! Founded by guitarist/singer/composer Lowell George upon his exit from the Mother...

Let me tell you something; in the early to mid 70s, in Washington, DC, there was no band that more people didn't agree was one of the unheralded greats than Little Feat! Founded by guitarist/singer/composer Lowell George upon his exit from the Mothers...

This is the Rockpalast TV broadcast from 1977, recorded just before the shows that soon after became Little Feat's great "Waiting For Columbus" live album.

This is the only full length concert footage of Little Feat that includes their leader...

Let me tell you something; in the early to mid 70s, in Washington, DC, there was no band that more people didn't agree was one of the unheralded greats than Little Feat! Founded by guitarist/singer/composer Lowell George upon his exit from the Mother of Invention. Did any other band combine such songwriting smarts with boogie? I don't think so!
This was the last album released by the band during Lowell George's lifetime. I don't think it's their best, but it's a very good album.

Back when I was involved in Random Radar (1975-1980 or so), I was, of course, interested in what other little labels existed / coalesced around local freak music scenes. And of course, there was no internet to instantly provide answers.
One of the ones I discovered (and also one of the freakiest of the freakies) was The Los Angeles Free Music Society.
Yes, nestled not too far below the Hollywoodland sign was a bunch of musical crazies who released a few vinyl artifacts to leave a trace of their..

Here's what I know, and it isn't much. Julien Lourau is a saxist and bandleader in France who gained a lot of attention in the 90s by mixing up electro-music with jazz.
This is an electric, eclectic jazz release on the long gone and missed Label Bleu.
The lineup is:
Eric Lohrer-guitar
Bojan Zulfikarpasic-Fender Rhodes, CX3 synth
Vincent Artaud-double bass
Daniel Garcia-Bruno-drums
Julien Lourau-tenor & soprano sax, Rhodes
with guest vocals by John Greaves (!), Malik

Here's what I know, and it isn't much. Julien Lourau is a saxist and bandleader in France who gained a lot of attention in the 90s by mixing up electro-music with jazz.
This is an electric, eclectic jazz release on the long gone and missed Label Bleu.
The lineup is:
Eric Lohrer-guitar
Bojan Zulfikarpasic-Fender Rhodes, CX3 synth
Vincent Artaud-double bass
Daniel Garcia-Bruno-drums
Julien Lourau-tenor & soprano sax

This one is all instrumental and includes some n

Classic 1967, dark psychedelic/folk-rock classic from this Los Angeles band. This was their third album, and the last before the original band imploded in a nasty haze of drug troubles and paranoia, and is generally acknowledged to be their crowning ac...

"From the breathtaking performance at the Royal Festival Hall. The entire album masterpiece recreated, plus a host of bonus features including exclusive interview footage with Arthur Lee plus 5 bonus concert recordings" "From the mariachi fanfares of 'Alone Again Or' thrugh to a devastating version of 'You Set The Scene'...perfectly reproduced."-Uncut

The original studio album is a well recognised classic of the psychedelic late 1960s and this concert recorded in January 2003 at the Royal...

Famous, often great, sometimes lackluster, 1971 psych/freak Jap-rock classic with Chito Kawachi (drums), Hiro Yanagida (keyboards), Kimio Mizutani (guitar), Kosuke Ichihara (saxophone, flute), Masaoki Terakawa (bass), Naomi Kawahara (percussion), Takao...Justly famous, often great, sometimes lacklaster, 1971 psych/freak Jap-rock classic with Chito Kawachi (drums), Hiro Yanagida (keyboards), Kimio Mizutani (guitar), Kosuke Ichihara (saxophone, flute), Masaoki Terakawa (bass), Naomi Kawahara (percussion)...

"In 1991 the chief draw to these tapes would have been the acclaimed former Magic Band guitarist Gary Lucas. Now, of course, the presence of a 25-year old Jeff Buckley who was yet to make his recording debut is of overriding interest and the reason for these shelved demos, radio broadcasts, club performances and studio sessions recorded between August 1991 and April 1992 seeing the light of day. One of the major voices of his generation, he was sadly only to live another five years and to produce only...

"Guitarist Alex Machacek, drummer Jeff Sipe and bassist Neal Fountain performed three nights of music during the last weekend of June 2008 in Raleigh, North Carolina. It got better every night. This recording is from the final performance. Beautiful...

While they last, this is $6.00 off the regular price!

High quality, legitimate, made from master tapes, vinyl-only reissue of this weirdo classic of San Francisco psychedelia that was a big influence on Roger Trigaux. Typically normal 1968 psych...

Madlove is a one-shot band led by Trevor Dunn. As it sez here, "Trevor Dunn, co-founder, composer and bass player for a multitude of bands including Mr. Bungle and Fantômas, partner to modern day madmen John Zorn and Mike Patton is set to release his...

First-ever reissue on CD, this is the band's second and best album and it include 3 bonus tracks as well!

"This band from Bergamo was formed around 1970, and had a long life that lasted until 1978. Their name means dawn in Spanish. The group derived from some 60's beat bands like I Condor, that included bass player Alessandro Zanelli and keyboardist Franco Orlandini (from Mat 65 and who later worked with Equipe 84 and Claudio Rocchi), and later changed name to Le Lunghe Storie, and along them...

"Their band name suggests vintage psychedelia, and Minnesota ensemble MAGIC CASTLES certainly don’t disappoint with their contemporary take on the formative years of the psych form. Magic Castles supplement their sparkling psych pop with pervasive drones and dreamy atmospheres."

"With deeply buried vocals and sonically layered productions, this outing sounds shrouded in mystery, reminding me of the wonderful Cheval Sombre, delivering their content with droning keyboards mixed with fuzzy guitars ...

I discovered Magic Malik about 15 years ago when he and his group played at the French Embassy. He's an amazing flute player and he and his group performed an interesting and unique 'rehearsal intensive' jazz/rock thing. He's little known in the USA but a real talent. This, what is apparently his 3rd album, is on the fabulous and sadly extinct Label Bleu imprint and features the following:
Malik Mezzadri-flute
Denis Guivarch'h-alto sax (also of Forgas Band Phenomena!)
Or Solomon-piano...

"Four years after the truly excellent, and one I still play with some regularity, Children Of Another God, former Enid and Steve Hackett Band alumni Nick Magnus makes a welcome return to our aural senses with this thoroughly enjoyable, and intelligent, album. The inner sleeve has a definition of mnemonic as a system or device for aiding memory. Much of what you hear and read is truly memorable, as well.
Magnus and his keyboards are at the heart of everything in this album, and parts of opener, Time.

"The first recording of the second Mahavishnu Orchestra was a real stretch for John McLaughlin, an encounter with Michael Tilson Thomas and the London Symphony Orchestra. The union wasn't taken seriously at the time, and it ended up harming the...

SO:
I love the original Mahavishnu Orchestra. And I think that for each of their 3 releases, they just got better and better, and BN&E, which is their final release (and a live release) is their greatest achievement.
It's also the one release of the 3 that was never remastered in any way; it was remixed (unsympathetically, imo), but the original mix was never worked on - until here.
BGO is a quality reissue label and their reissues are generally very good sounding and they have worked some.