Mega Blowout Sale

This is a pretty great album, recorded in October 1972, when John was at his height with Mahavishnu, and Carlos was at his peak with Caravanserai and both were at their peak of wearing little white suits and sitting at the feet of Sri Chinmoy! It mixed...

Eight great 50s works to 1961! These cover the period from Jackie's emergence as a great hard-bopper into the beginning of his embrace of 'the new thing' and the uniquely his music he made after that. Phew.
McLean's Scene
New Soil
Swing, Swang, Swingin'
Capuchin Swing
Jackie's Bag
Bluesnik
Inta Somethin'
A Fickle Sonance...

This is one of the great free-bop, avant-leaning classics of the 60s from Blue Note. It's got great, GREAT tunes, an ace band and even an alternate take! Hugely recommended!
Jackie McLean-alto sax
Grachan Moncur III-trombone
Bobby Hutcherson-vibes
Eddie Khan-bass
Tony Williams-drums

"Legendary alto saxophonist Jackie McLean made dozens of records for Blue Note, and in my opinion "One Step Beyond" is his most adventurous effort and overall best album. And, it was until now..

Just $3.00 per CD!
JSP Records are the best label overall I've encountered who work in the field of releasing CDs of old jazz and blues recordings. JSP's releases typically undergo extensive (and very expensive) careful and tasteful manual cleanup, and they have become rightly renowned for the highest possible sound quality considering the source material. These releases all come packaged in full jewel cases (no little paper sleeves here) and have full personnel and reasonable liner notes...

“John Medeski's solo piano debut was a long time coming. Recorded for Sony Masterworks' revived Okeh imprint, it's a 41-minute showcase of a pianist we've not really encountered -- at least at this length -- before. At the suggestion of engineer and producer Henry Hirsch, Medeski cut this set using a seven-foot, 1925 French Gaveau piano. The instrument has a very different construct than the Steinways he usually plays. According to his liner essay, "The Gaveau responds to a more delicate, nuanced touch...

IF you ever felt the need to hear Jello Biafra cover Roxy Music's "In Every Dream Home A Heartache" and JG Thirwell cover Bowie's "Station To Station, both fronting the Melvins, well, then, you got off at the right stop!

"Normally, when a long-running band releases an album of covers, it's seen as the band just cutting loose, mixing it up, and having a little fun with someone else's songs for a change. The Melvins, however, are not a band that anyone would ever accuse of kowtowing to anyone's...

"When the Melvins teamed up with Big Business, it felt like they were, in effect, creating a sort of "Melvins squared." Jared Warren and Coady Willis seemed to be a perfect fit with Crover and Osborne, with the two pairs doubling up to create what...

"Much too often, late career live albums don't capture the spirit of a band. This is far from the case with the Melvins. Recorded live, presumably while touring somewhere in 2008 (hard to be sure, since, like the Alive at the F*cker Club venue, the...

"At this point in the Melvins career, they can do pretty much whatever. Even if this means starting an album with a call-and-response track in the style of Adam Ant, complete with military cadence vocals and an extended drum solo. At the same time...

Low key but very charming blues recording of Memphis Slim (piano and vocals ) and the one of the greatest blues songwriters ever, Willie Dixon (double bass and vocals), recorded in a club in Paris in 1962, with gentle backing by drummer Philippe...

Meretrio is a power trio of guitar, bass and drums from Brasil. They decided to use the form of the power trio to explore jazz with influences of samba and bossa nova, among other influences. The Projeto Meretrio is their second CD and far superior...

"Imaginary Day was shot live at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, California in 1998. Performing 6 songs off the at the time newly released "Imaginary Day" album, the Pat Metheny Group pushes the boundaries of jazz, bringing the viewer on a journey to the deepest parts of the mind and soul."

"This filmed 1998 concert is only available on DVD as near as I can determine. The concert features 11 numbers, all but two written by Metheny and his regular collaborator and keyboard artist Lyle Mays...

What happens when one of the most popular & influential jazz artists of our time does something a bit out of the ordinary and of possibly even more of interest to Wayside readers? The sad but unsurprising answer lies in the rock bottom bargain price for this incredible set....

"...In particular, don't miss the "Orchestrion in the Studio" extra. On this, one is able to actually see the working of the robot instruments much more clearly than in the main program."

"Barry Miles is an overlooked jazz/fusion keyboardist that made some great albums in the 70s. He became a session player and more or less lapsed into obscurity. Some of his discs have been reissued in Japan but Sky Train is one of his better releases and finds itself on a US release.

Recorded in 1976, it finds Miles playing a variety of keyboards. In particular he demonstrates incredible proficiency on Mini-Moog. His musical foil is alto saxist Eric Kloss. Guitarist Vic Jurist, bassist Anthony...

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 1988 album was...

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...

Nick Millevoi - guitar
Johnny DeBlase - electric bass
Kevin Shea - drums
with
Jamie Saft - organ
Ashley Tini - vibes on 3, 5, shakers on 4

Great, sorta kozmigroov / out-Western soundtrack vibe from this great band, now back with their second release! Everyone here is a great player and it's nice to see Nick, a great guitarist, getting a little bit of attention in the wider world.

"Guitarist Nick Millevoi's (Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band, John Zorn...

"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

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!..

"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...

“The best-realized of their classic albums, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour was also the last of the group's albums for almost a decade to be done under reasonably happy and satisfying circumstances -- for the last time with this lineup, they went into the studio with a reasonably full song bag and a lot of ambition and brought both as far as time would allow, across close to four months (interrupted by a tour of the United States right in the middle). Virtually everywhere you listen on this record, the...

“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...

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 Charlie Parker and Benny Goodman among others, and my wife remembers cutting out of high school, hitch-hiking to NYC and seeing him on the street corner.
He belongs to that rare and wonderful American maverick composer school that produced Charles Ives and...

Legendary guitarist Gary Moore first emerged at the age of 17 with the fabulous, short-lived, weirdo progressive blues band, Skid Row, who released two crazy cool albums for the time period.
After leaving Skid Row, Grinding Stone was his first solo album and at its best, revives the eclectic blues feel of Skid Row, with Gary's early and great tone and sound still intact.
The playing from everyone is good, but of course the focus is on Gary and the whole album is quite good, bluesy / jammy in a...

"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...

"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)
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