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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.

“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).

"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....

"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...

“Hypnotic, sensuous, dream-like, enveloping, funky, seductive, subtle, credible. The Australian trio of drummer Tony Buck, double bassist Lloyd Swanton and pianist Chris Abrahams have broken all the rules. They've transformed their (mostly) acoustic jazz piano trio into an outfit whose music sounds more like ambient electronic dance music, than any conventional notion of jazz. There are huge influences from R&B, Kraut Rock, The Doors, ethnic musics, Miles Davis and John Coltrane. With this persuasive...

"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...

"Their first studio CD for three years - named after an industrial suburb in Sydney - famous mainly for its correctional facility - Silverwater ranges further and wider than the Necks' former releases, exploring a more sectional structure that counterposes extremes and contrasts, and possesses a greater sense of forward motion than we are accustomed to with this most economical of bands - though it still retains the long, hypnotic single-track iterative form for which they have been praised. Layers and...

"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...


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.

“The New Percussion Group of Amsterdam was formed by two percussionists of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra in 1980; Jan Pustjens and Niels Le Large with the initial aim of being able bring their new works to a younger audience. This disc entitled Go Between which was originally released in 1986 and has now been remastered, features legendary drummer Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson, Earthworks) as well as respected Japanese marimba player Keiko Abe. Although Bruford and Abe don't play together or...

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...

"Tired of hearing music designed for teenagers? Bored with all that revisionist jazz and self-indulgent art-noise? Here's something completely unexpected, from veterans of Motor Totemist Guild, Thinking Plague, 5UU's, and Giant Ant Farm. The result of this detour from their usual avant-gardism is a splendid recording, made mostly live in a barn in the south of France, of a 21st Century song-cycle representing a tongue-in-cheek manifesto for middle age in crisis. But this is not a collection of songs so....

"Reissue of an obscure underground French album from 1980. NOA features a histrionic female vocalist, piping the French language and enunciating syllables just like another instrument. The music of Noa is of the jazzy Zeuhl variety, with plenty of sax...soaring flute and the expected rhythms of the genre."-Tom Hayes.

"Although the general mood of the album is Zeuhl-influenced (the dark vibe & the female voice that reminds of Eskaton), the main influences claimed by the band are Henry Cow & Art...

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.

"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...

Legendary r'n'b bandleader, father of Shuggie and one of Frank Zappa's favorites from the 50s!

"The legendary Johnny Otis has been THE champion DJ of black music in America since...well.. anyone can remember...before Huggy Boy, Alan Freed, Bill..