Mega Blowout Sale

Guitarist Phil Miller is - of course - one of the living personifications of the Canterbury scene, having been in Matching Mole, National Health, Hatfield and the North and many other excellent, related ensembles and projects.

This live...

"Following his relentless creativity in the 1950s and '60s, Charles Mingus was slowing down by the early '70s, having combated financial hardship and health issues in recent years. In 1971 he served as the Slee Professor of Music at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and performed intermittently. This superb set was taped at Boston's Jazz Workshop that October, for broadcast on WBCN-FM, and captures him in fiery form, backed by John Foster (piano), Joe Gardner (trumpet), Hamiet "Bunny" Bluiett...

"Unlike Bob Mintzer's '80s offerings on Cheetah (Source and Papa Lips), the band used on this session is a quartet made up of star talent: bassist Eddie Gómez, the elegant pianist Steve Kuhn, and drummer Steve Gadd. On first glance it might appear that Gadd is out of place among these more subtle members of the rhythm section. Being a consummate professional as a studio musician, Gadd is an excellent jazz drummer adding grace, subtlety and tension to a very sophisticated rhythm section...

Was there a greater 'singer/songwriter' that emerged in the 60s and who went on to even greater heights in the 70s and still was making great work into the 00s? I don't think so and this 1974 album, which was both an artistic peak as well as a...

"A live concert conducted at the Wells Fargo Theatre in Los Angeles. The audience was comprised of 200 ardent fans on a invitation basis only. The set list includes twelve musical numbers and one talk track totaling seventy-two minutes of playing time. The (radio broadcast)... sound quality [is] exceptional. The audience/artist chemistry throughout the concert elevates the quality of Joni's performance. The audience members are equally welcoming, friendly and appreciative whether the artist is singing or..

Prime period, previously unreleased radio broadcast concert by The Modern Jazz Quartet.
1. The Queen's Fancy
2. Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?
3. Three Windows
4. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
5. Bluesology
6. A Night in Tunesia
7. Fontessa
8. One Never Knows
9. Woody'n You
10. 2 Degrees East 3 Degrees West
11. Venice
12. The Golden Striker

For my money, this 1963 release, his second on Columbia, is one of his best 60s releases and here it is with 3 extra songs and sounding absolutely great. Recommended!

I am a big fan of Thelonious, but for my money, his absolute best work was at the very beginning of his career, when what he was doing was simultaneously in line with the contemporary be-bop movement, and also very much apart of it. The singularity of his musical vision was apparent and still very fresh, and as a unique pianist and composer, he was in absolute top form.
This has the 1st 3 sessions that he recorded as a leader, on October 15 and 24 and November 21 of 1947, and as a unique pianist and..

I am a big fan of Thelonious, but for my money, his absolute best work was at the very beginning of his career, when what he was doing was simultaneously in line with the contemporary be-bop movement, and also very much apart of it. The singularity of his musical vision was apparent and still very fresh, and as a unique pianist and composer, he was in absolute top form.
This has the last 2 sessions that he recorded as a leader for Blue Note, on July 23, 1951 and May 30, 1952, and as a unique pianist..

The good: This presents Monk and his post Coltrane quartet of Charlie Rouse, Ahmed Abdul-Malik and Roy Haynes in a performance from the Five Spot in 1958, several years before he was so well documented. Additionally, you get to hear Baroness Nica's voice introducing him.

The bad: These recordings were made with a portable reel-to-reel tape recorder, utilizing a single microphone. There is background noise and table chatter. It's all audible, but hardly 'hi-fi'.

Live, professional (radio?) recordings by Monk and his long-standing group (Charlie Rouse, Butch Warren, Ben Riley), recorded in Paris in 1964.

Live, professional (radio?) recordings by Monk and his long-standing group (Charlie Rouse, Butch Warren, Ben Riley), recorded in Paris in 1964.

This 1963 release was his first for Columbia and gained him a lot of attention and here it is with 4 extra songs and sounding absolutely great. Recommended!

"Alternate takes on a Monk solo LP are a revelation, and this reissue of his 1965 Columbia solo LP is packed with seven of them, plus an additional bonus track!"

"The mystery and haunting angular beauty of Thelonious Monk's unadorned keyboard sides are the focus of Solo Monk. As if holding the history of jazz in his hands, Monk's solo recordings and performances from every phase of his career remain pure."-All Music Guide

"The Transformer is a 2-disc set (totaling 107 minutes) of Thelonious Monk developing his unique take on a single jazz standard, "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You." The primary source is practice tapes recorded at Monk's home in early 1957, using a small reel-to-reel with a single (mono) microphone. Remastered by Rudy Van Gelder, these historical recordings provide some insight into Monk's methodical approach. In lieu of complete performances, the 79 minutes of practice material feature Monk often...

Great, nearly 60 year old document in excellent sound of the barely recorded Thelonious Monk Quartet from the period when it featured John Coltrane, who was just beginning his musical rise to the top echelon of players here. Recommended for cognoscenti!..

"What happens when the most gifted keyboard player in rock music (or classical music, for that matter) decides to return to his guitar-playing days and dust off his Fender Strat and Gibson SG? The progressive music faithful receive 80 minutes of...

"This album has been assembled from five hours of jam session tapes recorded during 1991 by Francis Monkman, Rob Martin and Florian Pilkington-Miksa, all original members of Curved Air.
These jams were initiated by their friend and guitarist Mike Gore and grew into regular sessions, Rob showing up on occasions when his work in New York would allow him time off to contribute.
Inspired by the music of Quicksilver Messenger Service, Spirit and Jimi Hendrix, the tapes give a pretty good idea of what..

Filmed on the last night of their one-time-only run of 10 performances in July, 2014.

"Monty Python are flying again for a final reunion, well, sort of. This hugely anticipated live show took place on June 20th 2014 at the O2 Arena in London. At a combined age of just 357, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin once again take to the stage and perform some Monty Python's greatest hits with modern, topical, Pythonesque twists."

“The Moody Blues' first real attempt at a harder rock sound still has some psychedelic elements, but they're achieved with an overall leaner studio sound. The group was trying to take stock of itself at this time, and came up with some surprisingly strong, lean numbers (Michael Pinder's Mellotron is surprisingly restrained until the final number, "The Balance"), which also embraced politics for the first time ("Question" seemed to display the dislocation that a lot of younger listeners were feeling...

“Due to interpersonal strife, the Moody Blues called it quits between 1972's Seventh Sojourn and 1978's Octave. Presumably attempting to satiate hungry Moodies fans, Threshold released this vintage concert recording from a 1969 Royal Albert Hall show. The band was young and at the peak of its popularity, and they sound full of promise and ambition. Most of the songs come from their classic concept album Days of Future Passed and its two successors. Having not yet settled into a more comfortable ballad...

“This album marked the formal debut of the psychedelic-era Moody Blues; though they'd made a pair of singles featuring new (as of 1966) members Justin Hayward and John Lodge, Days of Future Passed was a lot bolder and more ambitious. What surprises first-time listeners -- and delighted them at the time -- is the degree to which the group shares the spotlight with the London Festival Orchestra without compromising their sound or getting lost in the lush mix of sounds. That's mostly because they came to...

“In Search of the Lost Chord is the album on which the Moody Blues discovered drugs and mysticism as a basis for songwriting and came up with a compelling psychedelic creation, filled with songs about Timothy Leary and the astral plane and other psychedelic-era concerns. They dumped the orchestra this time out in favor of Mike Pinder's Mellotron, which was a more than adequate substitute, and the rest of the band joined in with flutes, sitar, tablas, and cellos, the playing of which was mostly learned on...

One of the earliest symphonic rock bands, The Moody Blues were touring with their mellotron and their flutes and acoustic guitars from 1967.
Depending on your point of view, you will either be thrilled by the fact that this reasonably well recorded performance of the band in their orchestral, original prime exists in reasonably professional quality for a gigantic outdoors festival in 1970 or you will find it lacking in sonics.
Which is probably why we can offer it for so little money!....

“On the Threshold of a Dream was the first album that the Moody Blues had a chance to record and prepare in a situation of relative calm, without juggling tour schedules and stealing time in the studio between gigs -- indeed, it was a product of what were almost ideal circumstances, though it might not have seemed that way to some observers. The Moodies had mostly exhausted the best parts of the song bag from which their two preceding albums, Days of Future Passed and In Search of the Lost Chord, had...

“Oddly enough, this was the group's poorest-selling album of their psychedelic era, taking a lot longer to go gold -- for all of their presumed connection to their audience, the band was perhaps stretching that link a little thinner than usual here. The material dwells mostly on time and what its passage means, and there is a peculiar feeling of loneliness and isolation to many of the songs. This was also the last of the group's big "studio" sound productions, built up in layer upon layer of overdubbed...

" Shadow of the Sun is the result of a few months of Moon Duo wrangling with a new and unsettling way of being. Working both in a dark basement in Portland, and above ground in sunny San Francisco, these new sounds and songs veered dramatically from groove to groove, revealing sonic textures the duo had not previously explored. The song "Night Beat", with it's woozy dance rhythm, is an attempt at finding joy and acceptance on this new, shifting ground, while "Wilding" plays off the familiar Moon Duo...

This release by Moondog was originally released in 1953 and is the earliest commercial recordings he made! It was also, amazingly enough, released on Epic! One of the great US mavericks of the 20th century.

"Moondog And His Friends is resplendent with the same sparse yet rhythmic percussion as is found on his various other albums. Despite the And His Friends credit there is little mention of any of them on the original sleevenotes, save for a mention for his wife who performs on the oo, a...

Moondog was a mostly self-taught blind composer who was a fixture on streetcorners in Manhattan from the 1940's through the early 1970's, playing his compositions for whatever passersby would give him and also selling printed music. He befriended...

Released in 1984, this was the final recording the made as "A. More/Anthony More" (and his last solo album), this was his last 'indie rock' release of the late 70s/early 80s.

Moore was a classical composer, doing very avant garde/minimal music...

"First time on CD for this 1979 album from the Jazz/New Age bassist, best known for his work with the band Oregon. The album features Jan Hammer, David Darling and Zbigniew Seifert."

I remember these from when they were originally released in the late 70s and early 80s on vinyl. Both of these were live solo concerts in real time, broadcast on TV. So, you are getting the complete and undiluted sound of Patrick and his keyboard rig...

Yes, this really, really cool DVD genuinely is only $3.00 while they last!

I remember this from when these shows were originally released in the late 70s and early 80s on vinyl, but I can't say I ever expected to see the TV broadcast! Both of these were live solo concerts in real time, broadcast on TV. So, you are getting the complete and undiluted sound of Patrick and his keyboard rig in a solo concert. In addition to the two complete performances, there is also bonus footage of Patrick filmed...

"Keyboard wizard Moraz (Refugee, Yes and Moody Blues) recorded this material live at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in 1987. The session lasted exactly one hour, with the first 11 tracks performed entirely in one recording. All music and themes...

Incredible price on this DVD release by this excellent Swiss keyboardist who will always be remembered as the man who replaced Rick Wakeman in Yes, made one fantastic album with them and toured the world, and then was replaced in Yes by...Rick Wakeman...

"Patrick Moraz is probably best known in rock music circles as the man who played with two of the world’s biggest rock bands firstly with Yes between 1974 and 1976 recording the album Relayer and following this stint with Yes Patrick worked with the...

Lee Morgan was one of the great pace-setters of hard bop & modern styled jazz in the late 50s through the 60s.
He is most famous for one of jazz's greatest 60s hits, The Sidewinder, and less happily for being shot to death as he came off the stage at the famous club Slugs in New York City.
This is a bunch of his great, early releases!
Introducing Lee Morgan (1957)
Lee Morgan Sextet (1957)
Lee Morgan Volume 3 (1957)
Standards (1957)
Here's Lee Morgan (1960)
The Young

My favorite revolutionary sweethearts have either gone all soft or they are even more insidious than I thought, as this, their latest album, is a note for note re-creation of Kind Of Blue, the biggest selling jazz album of all time...

This 2004 release is the debut by this very young and fairly extraordinary group. The group consists of Peter Evans-trumpet, John Irabagon-saxes, Moppa Elliot-bass and Kevin Shea-drums. All the players are pretty great - the rhythm section is...

"MOTHER GONG led by GILLI SMYTH was a parallel project along with DAEVID ALLEN'S GONG, and they perform a unique brand of progressive rock that is rooted in jazz traditions.
Eye is an album featuring studio and live tracks. The live material was mixed and mastered at Spring Studios. Musicians include HARRY WILLIAMSON, DOUG KERR, ORLANDO ALLEN, LIZ VANDORT, ROBERT GEORGE,and ROBERT CALVERT(not the HAWKWIND guy, but the well-known Australian musician)!
This progressive rock classic has been out...

“UK live release featuring Mother Gong's performances at the legendary Glastonbury Festival and captures the band, which included at this time Gilli and Harry Williamson and Gilli's gellow Gong band mate Didier Malherbe.”
Personnel: Gilli Smyth - vocals, Harry Williamson - guitar & vocals, Didier Malherbe - sax & flute, Eduardo Niebla - guitar, Trevor Darks - bass, Mo Vicarage - synthesizer and Ermano Ghizio Erba - drums.

Very good quality, prime-period bootleg (some distortion, but otherwise, very solid for the era) of the Mothers, recorded by Don Preston from the stage, playing a set during their mid/late prime on a show that only recently surfaced.

"This superb set documents The Mothers Of Invention's appearance at the 1968 Schaefer Music Festival, sponsored by the Schaefer Brewing Company and held at the Wollman Skating Rink in New York City's Central Park. In exchange for $4,000 and what the contract...

Mountain was a New York trio of hard rockers who formed during the first generation of proto-metal and featured a dense, blues-based sound performed by Leslie West (guitar & vocals), Felix Pappalardi (bass & vocals - who, although he was a musician first, had made his name as the producer of Cream) and Corky Laing (drums). This was their first album.

"Often billed as a junior-league version of Cream, Climbing!, Mountain's debut, had a lot of things going for it as well. Indeed, West was a...

Mountain was a New York trio of hard rockers who formed during the first generation of proto-metal and featured a dense, blues-based sound mixed with more classical and progressive elements. The group was Leslie West (guitar & vocals), Felix Pappalardi (bass & vocals - who, although he was a musician first, had made his name as the producer of Cream) and Corky Laing (drums).

This was recorded at the end of the band's life and like their heroes, Cream & 'Goodbye', their final album in their...

Mountain was a New York trio of hard rockers who formed during the first generation of proto-metal and featured a dense, blues-based sound mixed with more classical and progressive elements. The group was Leslie West (guitar & vocals), Felix Pappalardi (bass & vocals - who, although he was a musician first, had made his name as the producer of Cream) and Corky Laing (drums).

"Following the success of Climbing! and appearances at Woodstock and other outdoor festivals of the day, Mountain recorded...

This excellent soundboard recording - which rivals professional live albums of the same period - features the quartet version of Mountain: Leslie West-guitar/vocals, Felix Pappalardi-bass, Corky Laing-drums and Steve Knight-keyboards.
This is the band in early prime, performing while the music was still fresh to them and with them in their most 'progressive hard rock' period, with tons of great, heavy playing that contemporary stoner bands can only hint at. Conditionally hugely recommended...

Now this is more like it! Recorded in Osaka, Japan, in 1973, Twin Peaks was Mountain's second consecutive live album, albeit featuring the re-formed, somewhat reconfigured version of the group, consisting of Leslie West (guitar, vocals), Felix Pappalardi (bass, vocals), Bob Mann (guitar, keyboards), and Allan Schwartzberg (drums). It overlaps with its predecessor, Mountain Live (The Road Goes Ever On) on only two cuts, "Crossroader" and "Nantucket Sleighride," and the latter is stretched out even further...

A great one by one of the great ones!

"Muddy's "unplugged" album was cut in September of 1963 and still sounds fresh and vital today. It was Muddy simply returning to his original style on a plain acoustic guitar in a well-tuned room with...

A rare interview between Paul Shaffer and Tisziji that clarifies Tisziji’s ‘Heart First’ creative process and the history behind their collaboration. Includes an uplifting encore set from their Divine Radiance Live! Event Live at the Village Vanguard:
Tisziji Muñoz: guitar
Paul Schaffer: keyboards
Ravi Coltrane-sax
Pharoah Sanders-sax
Don Pate: bass
Rashied Ali: drums

Tisziji Muñoz is known both as a guitarist given to lyrical bursts of free improvisation, and an advanced spiritual practitioner whose yogic philosophy has generated unqualified praise from artists along the lines of Pharoah Sanders, Rashied Ali, Marilyn Crispell, Henry Kaiser, and Bob Rakalam Moses. The guitar technique that characterizes Muñoz at his most inspired suggests elements in common with Carlos Santana, John McLaughlin, and Sonny Sharrock."-AllMusicGuide

"Beauty As Beauty is a duet....