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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...

"One of the greatest trumpeters of the post-bop era, Lee Morgan died aged only 33 in 1972. This classic recording was made for FM broadcast in the summer of 1970, immediately before he made his classic 1971 album Live At The Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. Featuring Bennie Maupin (tenor sax), Harold Mabern (piano), Jymie Merritt (bass), and Mickey Roker (drums), it showcases some of the best music Morgan's group ever performed, and is presented here in its entirety, with digitally remastered sound...

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)
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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...

My favorite bad boys of jazz return with a new lineup and another fine work. Recommended!

If ever a jazz group defied labeling, it is Mostly Other People Do the Killing (MOPDtK). With their self-titled debut (Hot Cup Records, 2004), the group had demonstrated a wildly engrossing pastiche encompassing influences as diverse as Ornette Coleman and traditional New Orleans swing. MOPDtK was founded by bassist Moppa Elliott and trumpeter Peter Evans who met in the late 90s as students of the Oberlin....

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...

“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.

“Wasn't too familiar with this particular Mother Gong title. Believe it to be a reissue from the mid '90's. Either way, it's a good effort from by the Gong space whisper mistress, we know as Gilli Smyth. Tunes that (more) than had me sit up and take notice were "Between Us", the hypnotic "She Smiled", the jazzy "Mother Goddess", the somewhat quirky "The Beach Is Hot" and the ten-minute "Balein". Felt that 'Tree In Fish' had a poetic vibe to it - possibly more so than other Mother Gong releases...

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....

Najite Aginodatan, who leads this 13 piece band (vocals, 2 keyboards, guitar, bass, flute, tenor sax, alto sax, trombone, trumpet and many percussionists/drummers), was Fela Kuti's percussionist for some time. So, he learned how to play Afro-beat...

One of the greatest trumpeters of all of jazz, Fats basically had a 3 year career before dying of drug-hastened tuberculosis in 1950.

This has some of his great work as a leader, with Tadd Dameron and with Bud Powell, among many other greats...

Lelo was the keyboardist for Grupo Um, a very good Brasilian fusion band and he also has played with Hermeto Pascoal. This is his fifth album and features typically enticing Brazilian-style jazz-rock fusion mixed with Afro-Brazilian forms and rhythms. This features "special performances by guest artists Felipe Ávila (Sexo dos Anjos, Percussônica) and Teco Cardoso (Pé Ante Pé, Pau Brasil)."

Lelo was the keyboardist for Grupo Um, a very good Brasilian fusion band. This solo album was recorded in 1987 and has never been on CD before. Remastered from the master tapes, with photos and information (all in Portuguese only). It also includes almo..

This new studio album by the current version of Nektar (Roy Albrighton & Ron Howden + keyboardist Klaus Henatsch and bassist/producer Billy Sherwood make the group a tidy quartet.

After a number of not so great albums, this album, perhaps...

While they last (which isn’t forever, folks), we have perfect, new copies for 50% off the regular price!

Very good first effort from a new generation of French Zeuhl.
Carole Sauvage-Fender Rhodes, Yannick Duchene-guitar, vocals, William Pawelzik-bass, Christophe Gratien-drums.
"Influences: Zeühl, Jazz-Rock-Progressif, Classique-Contemporain, Lyrique, Traditionnel, Musiques spirituelles..."
"First CD of this French band that has recently opened for Magma at Bourg les Valence. A superb..


Larry Coryell (guitars), Pete Jacobsen (keyboards), Ted Emmett (trumpet), Steve Clarke (drums), Wolfgang Schmidt, Chris Lawrence, Laurence Cottle, Jack Bruce (bass)

Tim Crowther-guitar, Ted Emmet-trumpet, Steve Franklin-keyboards, Hugh Hopper-bass, Steve Clarke-drums.

"1994 saw the band return to a one off improvised album with Soft Machine Bassist Hugh Hopper, while the preparations for the mammoth L.N.C...

Guitarist/midi guitarist Hewins performs in an unusual duo with Battacharjee, an actor & musician. Here Battarajee performs on voice, drum & midi devices. An amalgam of these two musicians & their respective (& quite different) backgrounds, bringing together Indian & European influences. Sometimes reminsicent of Peace One/Peace Two from McLaughlin's My Goal's Beyond.

Before he got rich making music for kiddy movies your grandchildren are watching right now, Randy Newman was a very talented, starving singer/songwriter pianist with an acerbic wit.

This is his second album and his first great one, I think....

Before he got rich making music for kiddy movies your grandchildren are watching right now, Randy Newman was a very talented, starving singer/songwriter pianist with an acerbic wit. Here's some of his great works in stripped-down form.

"Nearly eight years after releasing The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 1, in which one of America's finest and most distinctive songwriters revisited a handful of songs from his back catalog in elegant, austere new recordings, Newman has delivered the implied...

This features the Hammond B3-led trio live in Tokyo, Japan. Three monster players (Billy Sheehan-bass, John Novello-organ and Dennis Chambers-drums) make this a smoker from beginning to end.

While they last, these are half the usual price - but ONLY while they last...

"Reissue of an obscure underground French album from 1980. NOA features a histrionic female vocalist, piping the French language and enunciating syllables just like...

One of the UK's most recognizable modern classical voices, for me his best stuff is his recordings with the Michael Nyman Band, of which thsi is one.
This is one of his lesser known albums, which presents a nice over-view of his works up to this point (1994) performed with great energy by his ensemble.
Safely and truly recommended to fans of 'systems music'.

A sublime late 60s singer/songwriter album. But what great, great songs!

"Nyro peaked early, and Eli and the Thirteenth Confession, just her second album, remains her best. It's not only because it contains the original versions of no less than three songs that were big hits for other artists: "Sweet Blindness" (covered by the 5th Dimension), "Stoned Soul Picnic" (also covered by the 5th Dimension), and "Eli's Comin'" (done by Three Dog Night). It's not even just because those three songs are so...

"This 1985 recording was made on the heels of O'Connor's experience touring and recording with the Dixie Dregs. Some of the high energy compositions like My Celebration, and Court Suite reflect the influence of Dregs guitarist and leader Steve Morse. Dregs drummer Rod Morganstein guest on a few tracks.

I've always enjoyed this album and I find it to be an exhilarating listening experience. The album is chock full of great melodies and incredible musicianship. Not unlike his earlier Rounder...

This is the 2009 remastered version of this basically instrumental classic from 1973. This was Mike's first album, the first release on Virgin and the first album recorded at Virgin's Manor studios! Lots of keyboards, lots and lots of guitars and even some tubular bells!

"Olive Mess is a band from Latvia (ex-USSR) that plays a very original progressive music. The line-up features guitar ( electric, classic, baroque ), bass, keyboards, drums, occasional sax, and a superb soprano female singer. Olive Mess was founded by...

"Collage, Le Orme's first progressive album and third overall, is a stripped-down affair with only organ, piano, bass and drums. The exception is the opening title track which could be considered the bridge between their psych and prog compositions styles. Collage" has a "kitchen sink" mentality and features an orchestra, pseudo-baroque motifs and some shallow trendy moves. However, the next track, "Era Inverno", is the beginning of the classic Le Orme sound. Aldo Tagliapietra's instantly recognizable...

After their 3 more commercially oriented releases, Orme took a breather, & came back with a surprise, when they reinvented themselves as a basically acoustic quartet (vocals, violins, cellos, acoustic guitar, piano, percussion/drums) and came back with...

"Often forgotten when classic progressive rock is remembered, Le Orme was one of the biggest European groups to be making this kind of music. Hailing from Italy, this four piece wrote extended tracks that were more energetic and peppy than most of...

One of the prime-period albums by this great modern space rock band. They are a fantastic, instrumental band , heavily influenced by You- era Gong, combined with their own definitive stamp. Some of the best spacey rock music has been created by the...

"This is a group of progressive rock of the 80'. They have two albums before: The sentinel and Knightmoves. Beat the Drum is a masterpiece, one the bests albums of Progressive in 1999, the best that I have listened since "The Visitor" of Arena. Very recommendable to people. that like Yes, Genesis, Saga, Rush, Pink Floyd, ELP, Arena, Pendragon and IQ (in other words, the real good music)."

"This is the best release that Pallas has put out in years. More in line with older stuff like The Sentinel or the Wedge. Pallas's slow slide into pop was great dissapointment to many who remember them as being on the cutting edge of prog in the early 80's. This band, along with IQ, Marillion, Galahad and Twelfth Night revitalized an all but dead genre of music. Cross and Crucible is a mature well produced release that showcases the technical ability of these musicians. They may be 20 years older but...

"If you like Saga, Twelfth Night, old school Yes then cop a load of this. Enjoy!"



Second album, originally released in 1972, and one of the hardest to find on CD, by this popular and good fusion band of the early to mid 70's (well, they went on longer, but we won't talk about that). The leader, Klaus Doldinger, a longtime mainstay...

"If the Delta country blues has a convenient source point, it would probably be Charley Patton, its first great star. His hoarse, impassioned singing style, fluid guitar playing, and unrelenting beat made him the original king of the Delta blues. This collection compiles all of the 58 tracks he recorded between 1929 and his death in 1934. Charley Patton was the godfather of the Delta Blues with his style of playing inspiring the likes of Howlin' Wolf, Son House and Robert Johnson."

The review below is basically factually corect, but for me, I'm thrilled to have some of his great, non-multi-million-guitar-overdub material released and available, especially at a KILLER price. Les was an extremely talented individual and a great...

“A reissue of the debut album by Annette Peacock & Paul Bley, Dual Unity, originally released in 1972. Annette Peacock's legacy may only just be courting recognition proper with the recent retrospective release of her solo debut I'm The One (1972).
Hailed as a pioneer and artistic genius by many, her debut album and predecessor to I'm The One captures Peacock in her element alongside husband; Canadian jazz genius Paul Bley. Dual Unity is a landscape of aural vision captured on tape in 1970 during...