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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...

"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...

"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

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....

"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..

"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...

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...


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.

Recorded in New York in 1979. When Daevid came to NYC, he met up with his old manager/label owner Georgio Gomelski, who was living in New York at the time. Georgio hooked Daevid up with a young up 'n' coming band that he was working with...Material!
So, you've got Bill Laswell-bass, Bill Bacon-drums, Fred Maher- drums and Cliff Cultreri-lead guitar, plus other assorted downtowners (a few years before there was a downtown scene or sound) like Gary Windo, Don Davis (Microscopic Septet and early Doctor..

please note: all copies in stock are unsealed and have slight shelf wear, mostly to one of the corners. it's not too bad, just not 100% perfect. priced accordingly

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

In the early 80s, after the Art Bears ceased, drummer and lyricist Chris Cutler wanted to continue with another 'song oriented' project. Continuing to work with the amazing and distinctive Dagmar Krause, the vocalist from Slapp Happy, Henry Cow and the Art Bears, he enlisted bassoonist/composer Lindsay Cooper, also formerly of Henry Cow as the musical director, to provide the compositions and accordionist/harpist Zeena Parkins. This is the group that recorded the first News From Babel album, Sirens and...

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...

"By most accounts, 1973 was not a good time for Phil Ochs; it had been three years since his last album arrived to indifferent reviews and dismal sales, and his drinking and creative lethargy took a heavy toll as the great protest singer of the '60s was trying to find a new voice in the '70s. But you wouldn't guess any of that to listen to this recording of Ochs playing a club date that year in the Midwest; Live Again! captures Ochs on a night when he was in good voice and good spirits, playing songs...

"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 2010 remixed (by Mike)/remastered version of Mike's follow-up to his classic Tubular Bells from 1974. This got a lot of flack because it came out during the energy crisis and suffered from really bad pressings. It's a fine album and a real pleasure to hear in good sound.