Mega Blowout Sale

First widely available and legit reissue of the material by this early 70s progressive rock band from the UK. They have since had a complete reissue of everything done, but you can sample what they do for a very low price here! Now basically forgotten...

"About half of this two-record set (now on 1 CD) features Janis Joplin with Big Brother & the Holding Company in 1968, performing songs like "Down on Me" and "Piece of My Heart." The rest, recorded in 1970, finds her with her backup group, Full Tilt Boogie, mostly performing songs from I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! Joplin puts herself out on-stage, both in terms of singing until her voice is raw and describing her life to her audiences. Parts of this album are moving, parts are heartbreaking...

Great, archival, professionally recorded set of Janis along with her original band, a star-crossed, pivotal San Francisco psychedelic band, who were quite cool in a truly psychedelic, 1967/68 way, and who had the fortune of a star-singer as a integrated member of the band, and the GREAT mis-fortune to be in the way when the powers that be decided that she was the star and that 'those hippies' were holding her back. They weren't holding her back; they were her most sympathetic accompanists and here is a...

Don't think I can't hear you saying, "Jesus Christ, he's fucking selling JOURNEY", because I can!

Listen, if you don't know this album, you really don't know what you are missing. This is the 1st album by Journey and it features Gregg Rolle...

"It even looks like something classic, beyond its time or place of origin even as it was a clear product of both -- one of Peter Saville's earliest and best designs, a transcription of a signal showing a star going nova, on a black embossed sleeve...

As I think I've mentioned before, I started my career in music retail in a store that sold a lot of metal, which wasn't something I was really familiar with or - honestly - particularly crazy about. This album, however, knocked my socks off from the...

This is an extraordinary vault-find. These approximately 40' long sessions have never been released before, not even bootlegged, and were not even known to exist.
They are released as individual (and quite beautiful) lps, but the CD versions pairs up two sympathetic sessions together on one disc!
And most importantly, every one of these is great! Even the artists I was completely unfamiliar with, are great. Hugely recommended.

"The Pop-Liisa and Jazz-Liisa broadcast session series...

Henry Kaiser is one of the great improvising guitarists. His music has grown and changed over the 4 decades he's been making music, but whose work has always had big roots in the 60s psychedelic rock of his home in the San Francisco area.
Bob Bralove is a keyboardist who was the keyboardist for the Grateful Dead during their final 8 years of existence. So, obviously, they have a lot to musically say to each other here.
Henry told me that they worked with live improvising of guitar and piano...

"This is the sole album by one of the legendary groups of the Mexican rock scene, considered by many to be the best psychedelic record of the late 1960’s to come from anywhere in all of Latin America. The original album, was released by the Orfeon label in an edition of only 200 copies, hardly a recipe for great fame. What is clear to all who have heard it is that this is certainly a monster psych classic (c.1968/69), a great album (all songs in English) with heavy grooves, super fuzzified funky acid...

"Kaleidoscope were arguably the most eclectic band of the psychedelic era, weaving together folk, blues, Middle Eastern, and acid more often and seamlessly than any other musicians. The California group were formed under the nucleus of multi-instrumentalists David Lindley and Chris Darrow in the mid-'60s. Adding fiddle, banjo, and various exotic string instruments such as the oud and saz to the traditional rock lineup, Kaleidoscope complemented their experimental sounds with taut and witty (if lyrically...

This is an extraordinary vault-find. These approximately 40' long sessions have never been released before, not even bootlegged, and were not even known to exist.
They are released as individual (and quite beautiful) lps, but the CD versions pairs up two sympathetic sessions together on one disc!
And most importantly, every one of these is great! Even the artists I was completely unfamiliar with, are great. Hugely recommended.

"The Pop-Liisa and Jazz-Liisa broadcast session series.....

Kampec Dolores are a Hungarian avant-rock band with lots of eastern European folk influences as well as more straight-forward rock bits and improvisational influences. The most immediately striking thing about the band are the pretty terrific vocals by...

Kampec Dolores are a Hungarian avant-rock band with lots of eastern European folk influences as well as more straight-forward rock bits and improvisational influences. The most immediately striking thing about the band are the pretty terrific vocals by Gabi Kenderesi. She, along with guitarist Csaba Hajnoczy, are the main forces within the group, but there are also strong contributions from Árpád Vajdouich-bass, Hu Grencsó-wind instruments and Tamás Ölueczky-drums....

The first album by Kansas, originally released in 1974. Their unique blend of pure, complex progressive rock and American-style hard rock/bar rock was very identifiable as theirs in 1974, and it still is. This is newly remastered with new liner notes &...

"For any art rock band, the fourth album means it's time for a self-styled masterpiece -- if you need proof, look at Selling England by the Pound or Fragile.
So, with Kansas, the most determinedly arty of all American art rock bands, they composed and recorded Leftoverture, an impenetrable conundrum of significance that's capped off by nothing less than a five-part suite, appropriately titled "Magnum Opus," and featuring such promising movement titles as "Father Padilla Meets the Perfect Gnat" and...

"The third album by Kansas, was originally released in 1975, along with their second, Song For America. This is one of their most progressive rock albums and also features pretty dark lyrical content. Their unique blend of pure, complex progressive....

This was the band's last 70s album and contains the classic line-up of the group, not for the last time, but one of the last times.


The second album by Kansas, originally released in 1975. This is probably their most 'progressive rock album', with the long Incomudro (also found on the Proto-Kaw album) one of the highlights. Their unique blend of pure, complex progressive rock and A...

"This King Biscuit Flower Hour recording of their Valentine’s Day show in 1989 at the legendary Tower Theater in Upper Darby PA charts their prestigious career and marks their return as a driving force in American rock music. As their third live recording, it is a proud companion to Two for the Show from 1978 and 1992’s Live at the Whiskey affirming the second of three chapters that make up the history of Kansas (so far).
“Pennsylvania discovered Kansas long before any other state in the Union,”...

"Paul Kantner's debut solo album actually was credited to "Paul Kantner/Jefferson Starship," the first use of the "Starship" billing, predating the formation of the group with that name by four years. Kantner used it, extrapolating on the name of his...

"As lead guitarist for late '60s US psychedelic visionaries Spirit, Randy California needs no introduction to serious rock fans. This tremendous live set was recorded for the LA radio station KPFK in September 1972 -- the same month his wild solo debut, Kapt. Kopter and The (Fabulous) Twirly Birds, appeared -- and also features Larry "Fuzzy" Knight on bass and Spirit's legendary Ed Cassidy on drums. It captures them in blistering form on several cuts from that album, and features rare and wild....

Karuna Khyal's album Alomoni 1985, originally released on Voice Records around 1976, is widely acknowledged as years ahead of its time, preceding other Japanese underground experimental outfits such as Fushitsusha and White Heaven by almost 20 years...

"Quah -- Jorma Kaukonen's (guitar/vocal) solo debut effort -- was recorded and issued shortly after the dissolution of Jefferson Airplane in 1974. In contrast to the sonic indulgences of Grace Slick's Manhole or Paul Kantner and Jefferson Starship's Blows Against the Empire, Kaukonen retreated back to his folk-blues roots along with vocalist Tom Hobson -- who contributes to "Blue Prelude" and "Sweet Hawaiian Sunshine" -- to create this intricate acoustic masterwork. From the highly original artwork...

"This is a two-fer reissue of early '70s Japanese underground rock albums Love Suki Daikirai and Kirikyogen, featuring Kuni Kawachi & Flower Travelling Band. Recorded in 1970, the tone of Kirikyogen is cast in a shadow, and it seeps through the pores...

"Recorded and released after a two-year stint in Europe, Until marks alto saxophonist Robin Kenyatta's American debut as a leader, after sideman tenures with Sonny Stitt, Bill Dixon, and Archie Shepp. For anyone (of the few) who followed the rather obscure reedman's career, this set -- originally released on the Atlantic jazz subsidiary Vortex and produced by Joel Dorn -- is indicative of the restless nature of Kenyatta's career on his own records: he was not only interested in, but attempted to play...

Kerygmatic Project was born in 1998, created by Samuele Tadini, Danilo Nobili and Marco Campagnolo, with the purpose of composing original music that recover in style and construction the great British progressive rock tradition of the seventies and eighties, renewed tradition with a new key able to embrace different styles, so as to constitute an original sound well recognizable. The Kerygmatic Project compositions are affected, in fact, from the contributions of various genres taken by rock, pop, jazz...

“Excellent 1976 private press acoustic album, self-recorded at various places in Colorado, and filled with beautiful finger style acoustic guitar, plus some atonal bottleneck slide, string scrapes and drones (at times, very Ry Cooder / “Paris, Texas” about six years before that soundtrack existed). Although almost completely instrumental, what lyrics there are tend towards the dark and the satiric. The obvious points of comparison are John Fahey and Leo Kottke, although Scott Key certainly has his own...

"In the early 1970s, B.B. King was basking in the glow of crossover success, with his brand of soulful blues reaching all audiences, not just African-American ones. In this 75-minute radio broadcast from October 1, 1972, his stinging guitar runs through a mix of old and new classics, from his mid-'50s R&B hit "Everyday I Have the Blues" to Leon Russell's "Hummingbird." Other highlights include the standard "Rock Me Baby" and his biggest hit, "The Thrill Is Gone." It's presented here in its entirety, with...

Guitarist Kaki King started as a 'tapping guitarist', ala Michael Hedges, Preston Reed and (early) Richard Leo Johnson. She somehow got herself signed to SONY for a very short while, appearing on The Late Show and the like, although she was quickly...

"Kingfisher Sky is a new Dutch ensemble put together by former Within Temptation drummer Ivar De Graaf along with classically trained vocalist Judith Rijnveld. Ivar left Within Temptation to pursue other musical interests. His collaboration with Judith...

“Stunning second album from this eclectic Dutch progressive band. Kingfisher Sky is masterminded by the husband and wife team of Ivar de Graaf (drums) and Judith Rijnveld (vocals). The band's lineup has changed a bit since Hallway Of Dreams but the...

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..

"The soundtrack to the 1962 motion picture directed by Roman Polanski. The music was written by the brilliant young Polish composer and pianist Krzysztof Komeda. It is arguably one of the most effective scores in cinema history; understated jazz that compliments the picture's sharp monochrome cinematography and the tense minimalism of the script and brings to the film another emotional dimension.
Also included here are two pieces composed and performed by Komeda for "Two Men And A Wardrobe" and...

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...

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...

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...