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"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...

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."

"Python from 1969 to 1983: Monty Python Sings is a very well-done album. Some songs, like Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, were from Monty Python movies. Others, such as Lumberjack Song, were from their TV show, Monty Python's Flying Circus. And some, such as Medical Love Song, Finland Finland, Never Be Rude to an Arab, and I'm So Worried, were from Python comedy albums, such as Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album. This album covers all groups of Monty Python fans; fans of Flying Circus...

“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...

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...

"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."

Take a bunch of old, traditional English ballads, a young man who loves them but also loves electronica and this is what you get. Not for traditionalists, but then again, neither was Fairport Convention...until one day it was! Conditionally recommended!

"This is just folk music from the point of view of someone that has heard hip-hop and The Smiths and Radiohead and S-Club"-Jim Moray

"This the lowdown on Moray: the man is only 21 and has un undying love for old, traditional English folk...

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)
The Young

"A mistaken but widely-held view of Japanese music is that it consists of two completely separate and non-communicating areas: on one hand the disposable J-pop music scene based on Western models, on the other the traditional classical music world with...

Less that $2.50 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....

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...

“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).

"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...

“Great album by one of the best drummers of all time. Came out in 1976 before this type of music was called smooth jazz. Outstandinglineup of players: Tom Scott, Lee Ritenour, Ian Underwood, George Duke, Victor Feldman, Dave Grusin.
Every song is really excellent with many great solos. Don't misunderstand my calling it smooth jazz there is plenty of firey drumming by Alphonse and top notch playing by all musicians. One of his best.”

"There are probably plenty of people out there who assume the Stuart Moxham story ended with the dissolution of his seminal, short-lived band Young Marble Giants, whose lone album, 1980's Colossal Youth, made U.K. post-punk history. For those benighted bystanders, pouring over Personal Best will be like catching up with a long-lost friend you haven't seen since you went to summer camp together. On his own, Moxham has assembled an impressive post-YMG discography over the years, and the first release...

"From one of the original members of the influential band Young Marble Giants comes this six song album, a lovely collection evoking quiet, solitude, and the stillness before dawn."-Linda M Smith

"At this 1974 concert baritonist Gerry Mulligan and trumpeter Chet Baker had one of their very rare reunions; it would be only the second and final time that they recorded together after Mulligan's original quartet broke up in 1953. Oddly enough, a fairly contemporary rhythm section was used (keyboardist Bob James, vibraphonist Dave Samuels, bassist Ron Carter, drummer Harvey Mason, and in one of his first recordings, guitarist John Scofield). However, some of the old magic was still there between the...

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

Excellent works by two Italian composers. Using samplers, synths, tapes & more, they combine their music with ethnic recordings. Their use of recorded ethnic voices & rhythms combined with their own music makes for a cross between Jon Hassell & Holger Czukay.

“A Noise, A Sound, originally released in 1992. The third episode of the alchemical association between Roberto Musci and Giovanni Venosta, reprinted for the first time. This work seems to be even more enigmatic than the previous ones....

Excellent works by Robert Musci and Giovanni Venosta, two Italian composers. Using samplers, synths, tapes and more, they combine their music with ethnic recordings.
Their use of recorded ethnic voices and rhythms combined with their own work makes for a cross between Jon Hassell & Holger Czukay. This is 75 minutes of music from their two early ReR lp titles Water Messages On Desert Sand and Urban And Tribal Portraits. For me, Water Messages especially was their best work....

"It was in August of 1972 that three excellent Mexican musicians from the band Peace and Love came together to form Nahuatl. From the beginning, their new music was characterized by a strong nationalist slant that is reflected in their name and the lyrics. The band’s style bridged the gap from psychedelic 60's rock to the heavy acid rock of the early 70's; the result: fine acid rock with elements of Cream, Sabbath, Hendrix and early Uriah Heep as well as their own distinctive touches. On both of their...

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...

This was the very good 2nd album by this Italian fusion quartet of tenor sax/electric sax/vocals, Fender Rhodes piano, bass & drums/percussion.
There was a definite Italian slant to their and similar Italian band's, such as Perigeo and Il Baricentro's take on fusion; I don't know exactly how to put it into words, but it's there.

The 1st album by this Italian fusion quartet of tenor sax/electric sax/vocals, Fender Rhodes piano, bass & drums/percussion. There is a definite Italian slant to their take on fusion; I don't know exactly how to put it into words, but it's there.

"This is yet another great Italian progressive rock album recorded in 1975. It's quite jazzy and very funky.The lead singer is excellent,although his voice is quite rough,it goes great with the music. The music is very tight with horns and keyboards...

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 is the 13th release from Australian maverick trio The Necks, now approaching their 20th Anniversary, and still occupying a genre-group of one. Their slow, gripping, development of a single idea over the length of a whole CD, while somehow obvious, has proved un-copyable, mostly because it so much depends on the unique musical personalities and extreme virtuosity of these three, profoundly different, musicians.
Having established their theme, The Necks, with Chemist, break the habit of a...

"Now in their twenty-fourth year, the Necks' new release, Mindset, their sixteenth album features two starkly contrasting tracks: the pulsating, raw, 'Rum Jungle' and the slower building, rather hypnotic 'Daylights.' Polyrhythms imbue both pieces with powerful forward motion, embroiled with which ethereal piano patterns interweave with bass, drums, electronics, churning Hammonds and noise-guitars. Drummer and percussionist Tony Buck writes: Mindset shares some elements in common with our previous album...

"Another scorching, hypnotic, ground breaking, concept-expanding release from outstanding Australian trio The Necks. This new double CD re-writes the rules yet again. Mosquito begins with the scrunching sound of a hand drum with hanging rattles being draped over percussion, while a fragmentary high piano melody tinkles in the distance. These two elements persist for the entire hour of the CD, providing a supporting texture for the most gorgeous piano chord sequence youve ever heard, gently coaxed by a...

"A concert recording from Townsville, Thuringowa, Northern Queensland, Australia from February 15, 2007. For over two decades the Necks have been stepping onto stages with absolutely nothing in mind, waiting for the first sound to happen and then following it through – with glacial inevitability, and never any sudden shift of gear - or introduction of new material – for an hour or so. Never mechanical minimalism - since each moment is invested with an intense presence – this is more a dense liquefaction...

Necromandus was an obscure British band whose roots go back to the late 60s. By 1972, after extensive gigging, they caught the eye of Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi, who began managing the band.
Hailed as a 'second Sabbath", but with a progressive rock edge, the band sounded somewhat like a cross between Sabbath, Yes and Cressida with folk influences as well.
They recorded an album for Vertigo in 1973 and started opening for Sabbath and Tony Kaye's Badger, but the album was not released!...

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...

"The album has been unavailable for over 20 years and was described by BILL NELSON as "A fragment from my home studio sketchbook. A collection of previously unreleased songs which have been preserved in their original raw state. The rule was to use only first takes and to move from the initial idea to final mix in as short a time as possible. Although the recordings were made with the use of limited technology, I hope that the result captures something of the charm and innocence of spontaneous improvised...

"Digitally remastered edition of the album Optimism by the veteran British musician. The album was issued in 1988 credited to Orchestra Arcana, due to the contractual situation Bill found himself in with CBS Records. The music within comprises recordings made at Bill's Echo Observatory home studio in 1984 and 1985.
Bill Nelson reflected on the album thus; 'Whilst these recordings are lo-fi in nature, I have always been fond of them. These recordings serve as a reminder that expensive technology...

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...