Mega Blowout Sale

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...

"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....

"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."

"Jimmy Reed's second album was a little bit different from his first, but not in a way that detracted from its value. Oh, as with most blues albums of the period, it consisted mostly of previously released single sides, in this case that he'd recorded and released over the prior seven years; but three of the dozen songs here were new to listeners when they showed up on Rockin' with Reed. And, of course, that opens several possible lines of inquiry -- were the later tracks held back for an anticipated...

Simon saw Lou Reed at a SXSW, years ago before he died, and Lou came out and he said, 'HEY! Do you like punk rock?' [insert wild applause here]. 'BECAUSE I INVENTED THAT SHIT'!!.....

"Transformer and "Walk on the Wild Side" were both major hits in 1972, to the surprise of both Lou Reed and the music industry, and with Reed suddenly a hot commodity, he used his newly won clout to make the most ambitious album of his career, Berlin. Berlin was the musical equivalent of a....

This has been a famous bootleg for three decades and now it is available in at least semi-legitimate form. This meeting of the main two composers of the Velvet Underground, along with the voice of their first album is like a cross between Velvet Underground unplugged and Nico's early works that are produced by John Cale. Nico sings and plays harmonium, Lou sings and plays acoustic guitar and John provides guitar, viola, piano and backing vocals.
Being more a Cale / Nico fan than a Reed / Velvets...

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...

If tying the original 30s and 40s recordings by the great Django to films where his music appeared makes people pick up on a fine album, then all power to everyone involved in this concept. Great music.

"No jazz musician can surely ever have expressed themselves more eloquently than Django. The nuances and breathtaking sophistications of his playing style have obvious cinematic potential and Woody Allen and Louis Malle are among the directors who have made use of his music in their films...

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...

This is the third and fourth Return To Forever albums, repackaged here by BGO. BGO is a quality reissue label and their reissues are generally very good sounding and they have worked some light and subtle magic here; is it SO much better than the other CD versions? I think it sounds better and for $11.00 for two records this is a great buy.
WHIKYB is the 1974 RTF album that bid adieu to the great guitarist Bill Connors and welcomed future guitar superstar Al Dimeola into the group. While Al would...

Geoffrey Richardson is highly regarded for his distinctive viola and flute playing in the legendary Canterbury band Caravan, but his career has also seen him as a key member of the Penguin Café Orchestra and as a guest musician on countless albums by artists including Bob Geldof, Murray Head and many others.

On The Garden Of Love, Richardson explores rock, folk and classical influences, playing violin, viola, flute, cello, acoustic and electric guitar, ukelele, banjo, mandolin, keyboards, tenor...

"EvoRevolution - the seventh full-length album by Italian bassist and composer ALBERTO RIGONI. After the release of six albums between 2008 and 2017, Italian bassist and composer Alberto Rigoni (soloist, co-producer of Vivaldi Metal Project, founder of Bassists Alliance Project, ex-Twinspirits) is now going to release "EvoRevolution", an Instrumental Prog/Rock/Ambient concept album which features worldwide known drummer Marco Minnemann (The Artistocrats, Paul Gilbert).
"EvoRevolution" consists...

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 Ray Binns...

"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 1983), it is a prime example of the power and vitality consequent upon Riley's 'orchestral-style use of the piano'. Riley himself, in the above-mentioned article, throws more light on his approach: 'playing in groups – you were expected to fulfil a...

This set was recorded live at Sylvester's, York University, Toronto (Canada), on February 23, 1977, and released two years later. It features Howard Riley at the piano, alone, in two extended improvisations of 27 and 23 minutes. The recording quality i...

An album for multiple overdubbed pianos, originally released in 1981.

Despite meeting in the 70's & admiring each other's work, these two did not perform together until 1981. This a recording of these two pianist's first duo concert, from 5/22/81. The entire concert is on this CD.

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...

High quality sound and great big FUN as Britain's BIGGEST r'n'b pop-makers perform between 1963-1965 for Auntie Beeb!

"The Stones first entered a BBC studio in October 1963 when they were peddling their debut single, "Come On," and their last session arrived in September 1965, just after releasing "Get Off of My Cloud" as the sequel to the smash "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." During these three years, the Stones racked up several number one hits in the U.K., but Mick Jagger and Keith Richards...

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...

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]

Why does it take the Europeans to do the obvious and instead of trying to sell you a CD AND a DVD of this show, you get them both together? I dunno, but I know that we have the CD AND the DVD of this show now together for significantly cheaper than...

"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...

This 2013 release was Todd's first new album of new, self-penned material since 2004's "Liars" album - so that's nearly a decade without anything from this 'true star'!
And it's his best release in years! As befits a great Todd release, he performs all the instruments and all the vocals.

Why does it take the Europeans to do the obvious ("...you want the obvious, you'll get the obvious...") and instead of trying to sell you a CD AND a DVD of this show, you get them both together? I dunno, but I know that we have the CD AND the DVD of this show now together for significantly cheaper than the US version of either JUST the CD or the DVD alone...
A very, very long time ago, when I was in High School, I was a big fan of Todd Rundgren, discovering his classic albums "A Wizard, A True Star"...

I got my first record store job right about the time this album came out. I loved progressive rock, but 1977 wasn't a particularly good time to be a progressive rock fans and additionally, the store where I worked sold a lot of hard rock, which was...

Emerging as one of many hard-rock bands, by the time of their third, 1975 album, the progressive rock elements that would later make them both famous and infamous were fully in place, especially on the 20', side-long anthem "The Fountain Of Lamneth"....

"Rush Clockwork Angels Tour captures the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers' 2012-2013 sold-out tour from a unique point-of-view approach to filmmaking utilizing distinct composition and a voyeuristic style that at varying moments puts the viewer on the stage, at the side of the stage, and throughout the arena. For the first time ever the legendary band (Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart) was accompanied on this tour by an eight-piece string section!...

By the time of this 1978 album, the group was just on a incredible roll, with more greatness to come, although as a blatantly progressive rock album, I would say that this one and A Farewell To Kings are the big ones. Another one of the greats of the...

This 1981 album delivered huge hits while still being a full-on progressive rock classic; YYZ is a tremendous instrumental work out and, anyway, even if you are sick of "Tom Sawyer", wasn't it cool to have a huge radio hit with such a blatant odd time ...