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"By now, Primus' modus operandi is clear and well-established: twisted bass/drum grooves reminiscent of King Crimson gone horribly, horribly wrong, insane ringmaster vocals with cartoonish lyrics, and cutting, off-the-wall guitar. There is much...

"An incredible pioneering electronic album recorded in the early 1970's, from the first Canadian artist signed to Island Records. Serious headphone music made under the influence of Stockhausen, John Cage, Ornette Coleman, Stravinsky, Frank Zappa, Weather Report, Charles Ives and others -- and with a sound that's often compared to that of early Eno and the first two Kraftwerk albums. Indefinable compositions integrate the earliest of portable synthesizers (ARP 2600 and EMS AKS) with acoustic instruments...

This is 46 tracks of great, American music by way of New Orleans, y'all.

"Roy 'Professor Longhair' Byrd is considered the founding father of New Orleans R&B. He made his recording debut in 1949 for the Dallas based Star Talent Label. One of the four tracks he recorded then was the first version of his signature tune 'Mardi Gras in New Orleans' featured in this collection. Over the following decades he made recordings for Mercury Records, Atlantic, Federal, Wasco, and then back to Atlantic."

In late 2002, Cuneiform Records released early recordings by the band Kansas. You can read the story under our release by Proto-Kaw, but other than Kerry Livgren, none of the other musicians from this early edition of Kansas ("Kansas II") went on to become famous.

Our release gathered great sales and great response, and led to Kerry and most of the original version of the band to regroup 30 years later. Before Became After is the result.

This album includes four previously unrecorded...

Interestingly, one of the greatest of the early experimental post-punk albums was released by a group founded by the figure head of what most people thought of as the original UK punk movement (John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols).
After the Sex Pistols imploded John formed P.I.L. with drummer Jim Walker, bassist Jah Wobble and guitarist Keith Levine. Fusing elements of dub, avant-garde music, dance music, noise, The Magic Band, Can and more, this was a huge surprise to basically.....

There's a local Pacifica station in DC and they have 6 hours of classic salsa, mambo and Latin music/Latin jazz every Sunday night which I stumbled across by accident and which I listen to pretty religiously now. Lots of great, great stuff which opened...

"Cleveland's Purple Image faced an uphill climb in an era and country that expected "negro" music from its "negroes": In a Hendrix landscape, young, black bands had slowly started to emerge from the soul neighborhoods and R&B backdrop. Purple Image traded on a thumping, harder-than-Parliament psychedelic noise fortified by powerful group vocals and the twin guitar attack of Ken Roberts and Frank Smith. Aside from their singles and super rare album, they managed only a few profile gigs with the likes of...

Until this reissue, this was a very scarce album from the early 90's, very similar in spirit & intent to Soft Heap or Soft Head, & featuring drummer Pip, Paul Rogers-double bass, Elton Dean-saxes, Sophia Domancich-piano.

"A real gem from jazzier climes than we've heard for a while. Equip Out's debut album from 1985 (with Pyle, Dean, Hopper and Malherbe) was not a totally convincing amalgam of several Canterbury luminaries: the parts were greater than the sum. This second album, however, throws...

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.

I'm a big fan of Ike Quebec, one of the hugely under-rated tenor voices of all time.

"Influenced by Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster but definitely his own person, Ike Quebec was one of the finest swing-oriented tenor saxmen of the 1940s and '50s. Though maybe not as innovative as some of his peers, Quebec had a big, breathy sound that was distinctive and made him a cornerstone of many a recording session.
This set features the Blue Note albums Heavy Soul (1962), It Might As Well Be Spring...

"Cosmic Energy - Live At San Pancras 1970 is one of two complementary new releases from Hux Records, comprising 3.5 hours of previously unreleased material licensed from the Island Records archive.
Quintessence recorded five albums (for Island...

For a very short while - perhaps 30-36 months - Boyd Raeburn led the most technically advanced band in the world. Starting his career playing in and then leading commercial dance orchestras during the '30s, he moved towards jazz during the early '40s. He embraced the outlook, styles and techniques of bebop and incorporated them in arrangements for his orchestra, hiring modernist arrangers and players.
He somehow lucked into one of the greatest mid 40s arrangers, Eddie Finckel and when Finckel left...

"The Javanese tradition is not only represented by the large gamelan ensembles, documented by a prestigious nine-volume series in the Felmay catalogue, which has highlighted the different nuances of a culture based on a millenary, rich and complex...

"Solo-Trip" was the first and only solo-album by Lutz Rahn, who has gained reputation and fame as the keyboarder of the German Progressive Rock Band Novalis. It was recorded and first released in 1978 and contains 8 instrumental tracks, similar to the...

The second album from the Ritchie Blackmore/Ronnie James Dio hookup!

The 1st album by Ritchie's post Deep Purple band. Very, very proggy in a heavy/metal, 'dragon/rock' kinda way...

"Between August 1980 and March 1981, Les Rallizes Dénudés (or The Naked Larryz, as the long-lost acetate they are rumored to have recorded for Virgin Records in the mid-'70s dubbed them) played seven concerts in and around Tokyo. Never officially....

"Together is not just a meeting of the greatest living masters of the bansuri (bamboo flute sacred to Krishna). Becaue this time, in a performance recorded live in 1995, as two whole philosophies of Indian music: the Hindustani (North) and Carnantatic...

This is the 1st CD issue of any music from Random Hold, who were a late 70's/early 80's band featuring Bill MacCormick-bass/vocals (from Quiet Sun/801/Matching Mole), David Rhodes-guitar/vocals (who later joined Peter Gabriel's band!), David Ferguson-keyboards/vocals & Pete Phipps-drums.
This reissues all of their quite good arty new-wave/progressive Peter Hammill-produced double album Avalanche (which was broken up into an EP & lp when first released, but this is all of the material that you...

"Her teachers were the revered Allauddin Khan, guru to Ravi Shankar, who taught most of the best known instrumentalists in Northern India, and his son, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, the great master sarodist who founded schools in America and who, with his brother-in-law Shankar did so much to bring world renown to the mysteries of Indian classical music. With more formal education than most Indian performers (she held an M.A from Delhi University), Sharan Rani combined intellectual understanding of her art with...

"Based in suburban Detroit, formed in the mid-1970s by high school chums Steve Gore and Steve Kretzmer, the Rascal Reporters made music together for over 30 years, until Gore's death in March, 2009.
Call it Progressive Rock, Avant-Garde Pop, Sound Collage, Experimental, Rock in Opposition, Sentimental Tear Jerkers, Quirky Folk Tunes for Casio, Elevator Music from Hell, or whatever category you like, this duo of Steve Kretzmer (keyboards, percussion, vocals, guitars) and Steve Gore (keyboards...

"Chicago soul brothers Rasputin's Stash didn't hit the big time, but their quality funk deserves to be resurrected and enjoyed by future generations... a perfect combination of street-smart grit, professional level chops, and drug-savvy freakiness."-AllMusic

"Best known for having been sampled by Beck and The Chemical Brothers, this Chicago psychedelic soul octet call to mind Funkadelic and Sly & the Family Stone on their superb debut LP, which was originally issued in September 1971."

Pianist Freddie Redd is best known for his music for the play The Connection.
"1) 'Introducing Freddie Redd' - originally a 10" Prestige LP from 1955 containing 20 minutes of trio tracks. Nothing missing here.
2) 'The Connection' Blue Note from 1960 - nothing missing.
3) 'Shades of Redd' - Blue Note from 1960 with both Jackie McLean and the superb Harold Floyd Brooks aka 'Tina'. Definitely a 5 star album. Again no missing tracks.
4) 'Gene Ammons All Star Sessions' - with Sonny Stitt, Ar

Despite their being quite popular at the time, and despite Achim's long history in music, being a big name in the "Beat-era" with The Rattles and then later being a early pioneer of the Krautrock sound, most of his great albums from the 70s have not....

Despite their being quite popular at the time, and despite Achim's long history in music, being a big name in the "Beat-era" with The Rattles and then later being a early pioneer of the Krautrock sound, most of his great albums from the 70s have not....

While they last (we only have a few), these are half of the regular price!

Steve Reid was a peripheral figure throughout the 1960s and 1970s on many jazz and related sessions. This is his first album in a long time and I am happy to say that...

Every serious fan of music and guitar should have at least one collection of Django Reinhardt on hand, the man who created first truly European variant/contribution to the jazz cannon.
This is a great sampler of work from his most popular period, 1935-1939, including recordings with his equally popular musical foil, violinist Stephane Grapelli and the Quintette de Hot Club de France. Over an hour of happy musical mastery!

Last time ever on this release from the wonderful, now gone, Reel Recordings label.

"Jazz in Britain during the 1960s has found many musical voices speaking uniquely beyond their American inspiration, but few spoke as eloquently as the Don...

2008 release. "With The Bunny Boy, The Residents have created another off beat pop gem. A sonic roller coaster in the style of Duck Stab, The Commercial Album and Demons Dance Alone, the album features 19 fast paced songs. Obsession, insanity and the...

"When The Residents begin work on their 2007 opus to insanity, The Voice of Midnight, the group felt the need to shake things up, consequently they created an alter ego through which they could act out new roles. Proudly, The Residents christened this...

Excellent 1975-era FM broadcast sound.

"Return to Forever are firmly established as one of the most important fusion bands in history. Featuring the classic line-up of Chick Corea (keyboards and synthesizer), Al DiMeola (guitar), Stanley Clarke..

I believe that this was the very first album by Howard Riley and it also represents the first commercially released recording of both Barry Guy and Howard (also appearing is the original drummer of the trio, Jon Hiseman, who left before further recordings by the group).
Very interesting to hear this avant group tackle and disect standards like "Nardis", "What's New" and "Sweet and Lovely"! Recorded 12/29/67, and as a bonus, it includes previously unheard recordings of Howard, Malcolm Kaye (bass) and..

"A reissue of a recording first released in 1983, For Four on Two Two is Howard Riley's ninth solo piano album (he made roughly one a year from 1972 onwards) and, as Dave Ilic pointed out in his original liner-note (expanded by a Wire article in autumn...

One of Terry's greatest albums, with two side long pieces. The first is for multiple keyboards, while the other is a slow, droney work for organ and soprano sax. Classic early minimalism and hugely influencial on modern composition as well as progressive rock players (listen to this and then listen to Soft Machine Third or Six or Hugh's 1984, among others).

The famous San Francisco blues group of the mid 60s who never released their album during their time together, but who played for lots of folks at the Avalon and etc and became legendary when both Ry & Taj came out of this band. Well, guess what?...

immersion : one is the first in an ongoing series of long form, steady state zones" created specifically as tone meditations for the living space. Gently immersive and especially effective at low volume, the non-dynamic nature of this space can support...

"This purely atmospheric set maps the shift from the tonal serenity found on Steve's earlier work towards the harmonically rich and contrasted souldworlds of late."

"On World's Edge, Steve Roach takes a leap of faith at the edge of contemporary electronic music and jumps headfirst into unfamiliar territory. World's Edge explores the enigmatic relationships between sound and silence, space and rhythm, ancient...

"By the time of their fifth record, the Red Rodney-Ira Sullivan Quintet also included pianist Garry Dial, bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Steve Bagby, and it was a perfect vehicle for the co-leaders. Rodney (heard here mostly on flugelhorn) was challenged by the advanced material (four of the six numbers are Dial originals), and underground legend Sullivan received more exposure than he had ever had in his career. On this LP, Sullivan (heard on soprano, alto flute and flugelhorn) inspired Rodney to some...

"The last of six LPs by the Red Rodney-Ira Sullivan Quintet was also the band's finest. There are times in the music (which consists of three originals by pianist Garry Dial, Herbie Hancock's "Speak Like a Child" and "As Time Goes By") where the group sounds like the early Ornette Coleman Quartet. The setting and advanced repertoire clearly challenged Rodney (who mostly sticks here to flugelhorn) and inspired Sullivan (switching between alto, alto flute, soprano and flugelhorn). A post-bop gem, one of...

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 the best of his very earliest stuff and at a amazing price.

"Sonny Rollins has remained one of the true jazz giants, ranking with Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, and John Coltrane as one of the all-time great tenor saxophonists. This Proper Introduction features 23 tracks ranging from his...

An unbelievable price on the hard to find Japanese version of this great album!

"This CD is highlighted by the one meeting on record between Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane, an exciting battle on "Tenor Madness." Otherwise this is a more conventional but no less worthy Rollins quartet session with him turning such odd material as "My Reverie" and "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" into creative jazz." - All Music Guide

Well, with Jack's death late last year, we lost a major guitaring talent. This DVD was in the final stages of production when Jack died and it is presented just as it was envisioned by him and Glenn.

"Rose & Jones influenced one another, sharing.

Remastered, HDCD edition of this classic 1974 slice of art rock with all lyrics included at a very tasty price. This is the one with the famous 'two semi-clad, mean looking girls with too much lipstick' cover. It also has "Out of the Blue", one of thei...

HDCD edition of this classic 1972 slice of art rock with all lyrics included at a very tasty price. Did you know that if you look up 'early 70's art rock' in the dictionary, there is a picture of this album, along with Eno in his feathers?

Remastered, HDCD edition of this classic 1975 slice of art rock with all lyrics included at a very tasty price. Sadly, years of touring had done them in just as they had their one and only US hit. And isn't that (ex) Mrs. Ferry, soon to be (ex) Mrs. Mi...

Remastered, HDCD edition of this live album of great performances from 11/73, 11/74 and 10/75. The band was now gone, but you can still rock out with them. [Virgin]

A great price on two of Todd's very best and most truely Toddly albums!

AWATS was his second solo album and the one where he began to find his footing and prove that he really was a studio wizard. Once again playing most of the instruments all by himself, this album encompassed everything from psychedelia to soul music to Disney tunes and much more.

The album was still tuneful, but it was very weirdly tuneful and I'm sure it alienated many of his new fans who wanted another...

"Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of the classic 1993 album by TODD RUNDGREN, NO WORLD ORDER . The album was the first of Todd s TR-I series of albums and saw him play every instrument on the album. Featuringmaterial such as the excellent Worldwide Epiphany , Fascist Christ , Day Job , Property and the album s title track, several versions of the album were released throughout the World. The so-called FULL version appeared first, followed by a LITE version which featured alternate...

"Todd Rundgren's interests since the 1980s have encompassed a number of cutting-edge technologies, but the one that seems to hold the most revolutionary promise is Patro-Net, an online service that allows Rundgren fans a monthly subscription to his...