Mega Blowout Sale

Years of hard work on the road and a string of 4-5 great albums were hugely rewarded when the band broke out of the underground with "Spirit Of The Radio" and "Freewill", but they are both great songs and this is a great album.

"Re-release of a German avantgarde-punk classic from 1981. Co-produced by Holger Czukay (Can) it was the counterpart of the Czukay album "On The Way To The Peak Of Normal", in which all the members of S.Y.P.H. also took part. The CD comes with booklet with unreleased photos and extensive liner notes by the S.Y.P.H. musicians Harry Rag and Jojo Wolter."

Tarantera is the magical place where the tarantelle, traditional and of author, they are met with the organetto, similar instrument of the wind and the sun, than the breath of the earth it renders strong in the voice, and the rhythm similar to the wate...

Sancious started his career in Bruce Springsteen's band, leaving just before The Boss hit it big! He went onto an interesting solo career and has backed up many big rock names. This 1976 release was his second and last for Columbia and it's a really...

Second album from this fine, UK modern progressive rock band.

Don't know Sanguing Hum? Sure you do! It's the Antique Seeking Nuns under a new name with a bit of a new direction, but also with their basic sound intact. I was turned onto these...

"Santana III is an album that undeservingly stands in the shadows behind the towering legend that is the band's second album, Abraxas. This was also the album that brought guitarist Neal Schon -- who was 17 years old -- into the original core lineup of Santana. Percussionist Thomas "Coke" Escovedo was brought in to replace (temporarily) José Chepitó Areas, who had suffered a brain aneurysm, yet who recovered quickly and rejoined the band. The rest were Carlos, organist Gregg Rolie, drummer Michael...

The last of Santana's 'jazz/rock' albums, this has a lot of fantastic material.

"Borboletta is a continuation of Carlos Santana's focus on jazz, beginning with Caravanserai and partially interrupted with the more-laid-back Welcome. As in...

While Santana made some great albums before Caravanerai (heard "Abraxas" lately? You should! It's still great!), this was the album where he lost some of the personnel that made the early band great, as Neil Schon and Gregg Rolle to Journey and a...

One of the high-water marks of Carlos Santana and band's foray into the then-new waters of jazz/rock.

"The mark that the recording of Caravanserai and Love Devotion Surrender had left on Carlos Santana was monumental. The issue of Welcome...

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"The career of pianist and composer Heikki Sarmanto spans five decades and has seem him work with various genres from jazz and avantgarde to classical and even opera. His artistic roots lie, however, in the so-called new jazz music of the sixties. It is this free-flowing and more avant-garde side to Sarmanto that the three album series The Helsinki Tapes wants to emphasize. The music on these three albums was recorded live at the N-Club, a small...

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"The career of pianist and composer Heikki Sarmanto spans five decades and has seem him work with various genres from jazz and avantgarde to classical and even opera. His artistic roots lie, however, in the so-called new jazz music of the sixties. It is this free-flowing and more avant-garde side to Sarmanto that the three album series The Helsinki Tapes wants to emphasize. The music on these three albums was recorded live at the N-Club, a small...

50% off the regular price, while they last!

"The career of pianist and composer Heikki Sarmanto spans five decades and has seem him work with various genres from jazz and avantgarde to classical and even opera. His artistic roots lie, however, in the so-called new jazz music of the sixties. It is this free-flowing and more avant-garde side to Sarmanto that the three album series The Helsinki Tapes wants to emphasize. The music on these three albums was recorded live at the N-Club, a small...

1971 psych/weirdo/jazz-rock Japanese classic rarity featuring Shungo Sawada (acoustic guitar), Masaoki Terakawa (bass), Louis Haynes (drums), Kimio Mizutani (guitar), Hiro Yanagida (organ), D.D. Dickson (trombone), Jochen Stadt (trombone), Jackie...

Shred starts here!

"Surfing with the Alien belongs to its era like Are You Experienced? belongs to its own -- perhaps it doesn't transcend its time the way the Jimi Hendrix Experience's 1967 debut does, but Joe Satriani's 1987 breakthrough can be seen as the gold standard for guitar playing of the mid- to late '80s, an album that captures everything that was good about the glory days of shred. Certainly, Satriani was unique among his peers in that his playing was so fluid that his technical...

Good debut release from a quirky, enthusiastically British band with musical ties to early Softs and classic era Caravan, among others.

"Protein for Everyone caustically details the nagging neuroses bubbling under the surface of everyday life...

Ulrich Schnauss is a current member of Tangerine Dream and this 2013 release is a vinyl only release and while they last, this is an amazing deal!

"Ulrich Schnauss' new album has a rather uncertain start which turns strangely beautiful and ethereal. This contrasts with "Broken Homes" which seems to have discordant vocals, buzzing and scary voices at the end.
Fortunately "Like a Ghost in Your Own Life" brings back an exuberant pleasant melody. This does not really prepare you for "A Long Way...

Note: These German CDs are new and unplayed, but they are 20 years old and have been stored on shelves in warehouses known and unknown until you now have the chance to buy them for cheap, and the covers do show some shelf wear....

What was already an incredible deal is now even better. At least for the 1st seven of you who click through on this, as this is $6.00 off the usual price!

In the 1990s, when most of his best known material wasn't generally available, there were...

After a simply amazing run during the 70s, Klaus' output has had more of an up and down flow, but in the last decade he's had an uptick in his output in terms of quality, releasing a few quite good albums, as well as reaching a whole new audience with his touring and releases with Lisa Gerrard (of Dead Can Dance).
This is, as I write this in 2016, still his most recent release and a very good one. The only question I would ask would be : 'What is a communicative hermit?' (see below)...

"Since 1998 and for six years, Schwalm worked continually with Eno, releasing numerous joint works, including the album Drawn From Life and the soundtrack to the film Fear X by Nicholas Winding Refn, all the while giving celebrated joint performances in Europe and Japan. Since 2006, Schwalm has been repeatedly invited by the Punktfestival in Kristiansand, where he performed as celebrated live-remixer. As one of the most respected exponents of this particular art form, he collaborated with several well....

Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer-keyboards & sampler
Bob Drake-bass, occasional guitar & organ
Chris Cutler-drums & electrified kit
Mike Johnson-guitars

Muchly awaited and anticipated 'instrumental complex rock deluxe' album. Mike Johnson is a great guitarist, and one of the aspects of his greatness is the fact that he doesn't show off, but only uses his talents as needed to put whatever he plays on in the best light. Well, the best light here includes some hellacious playing from him and fro

Nearly 50 years ago, for a number of reasons, some forward thinking jazz musicians started ‘plugging in’ and using amplification, electricity, stomp boxes and other new fangled gadgets.
But what does that mean today and how does one do it today in a contemporary, non-nostalgic, non-retro and non-pandering way? Noted trumpeter Christian Scott provides one answer here.
“Anthem is, at least in part, a true emotional response to the continued suffering in 2007 of Christian Scott's fellow...

Nearly 50 years ago, for a number of reasons, some forward thinking jazz musicians started ‘plugging in’ and using amplification, electricity, stomp boxes and other new fangled gadgets.
But what does that mean today and how does one do it today in a contemporary, non-nostalgic, non-retro and non-pandering way? Noted trumpeter Christian Scott provides one answer here.

"Privately released album of rarities from the lead singer of the "Cult UK Folk Rock band Jade who made one classic album ‘Fly On Strangewings’ for DJM in 1970. Often compared to Sandy Denny, Marianne was well known on the UK Folk Circuit in the late 70s performing with her partner Dave Waite and then as the trio Jade with Rod Edwards from The Picadilly Line. Engagements at The Bitter End in New York and The Troubadour in Los Angeles should have launched her career but it was not to be and by the end of...

"After their debut album brought very positive reviews from the critics, this is the second album from this up-and-coming German jazz group, led by bassist/composer Achim Seifert.
In 2010 The Achim Seifert Project won the "Future Sounds Award", a prestigious competition run by the Leverkusener Jazztage and in 2011 he performed on their main stage, which was recorded and broadcast by WDR.
The band has opened for jazz stars such as Randy Crawford and Christian McBride. Aside from his performing...

"One of the early works of art created for the West by the Grandfather of World Music. This album stands as an early attempt to teach the curious western listener about the complexity and beauty of Indian music. Composer Alan Hovhaness provides some...

"A collaboration between an avant-garde modern classical composer and a traditional Indian/Hindi composer/performer seems as unlikely as ice hockey on the River Styx. However, Passages is a collaboration between Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar and it works quite well.
Shankar's smooth style fits nicely with Glass' dissonant orchestrations. There is a great deal of technical data involved here. Both of these artists have long taken intellectual approaches to music. Thus, the liner notes are a bit...

"This is E. Sharp's third Tectonics cd. Tectonics is an ongoing solo project which combines his warped drum n' bass & beyond rhythmic foundations with his infinite/alien layers of guitar thangs & saxes. For me, most drum n' bass stuff is limited...

"A 41 minute composition, compelling in its reach, for a large version of Carbon with E#, Samm Bennett, Lesli Dalaba, David Fulton, Ken Heer, David Linton, Charles K Noyes, Bobby Previte, Jim Staley and including The Soldier String Quartet: David...

"Flow of shadows" is how I would translate the composite neolog title of this 1997 work for Orchestra Carbon and how I might describe the musical gestures therein.

In seven sections, Rheo~Umbra layers through-composed materials, algorithmic...

Spectropia is both a full-length feature film and an interactive media event set in a possible England in 2099, and in New York City in 1931 after the stock market crash. Directed by Toni Dove, it tells a story of time travel and supernatural...

SPRING & NEAP (35:33)
Michigo Yagi, 17-string koto/Yumiko Tanaka, futozao shamisen; Yoshiko Fujio, hosozao shamisen/Zeena Parkins, troubador harp; Makoto Nomura, piano/Tamiki Sawa, violin/Mio Abe, violin; Hiromichi Sakamoto, cello/Masaaki Kikuchi...

Violin: David Soldier; Viola: Judith Insell; Bass Clarinet: Evan Spritzer, Tim Smith; Accordeon: Ted Reichman; Piano: Zeena Parkins; electric bass: Marc Sloan; Drums & percussion: Joseph Trump, Jim Pugliese; electronic & acoustic percussion: Rea...

"Recorded live at the 2007 Donaueschingen Music Days, this CD captures the pairing of composers E# and Lang sharing an ensemble including vocalists Latasha Natasha Diggs and Mixmaster Todd, turntablist Philip Jeck, drummer Fredy Studer, reedman Hans...

Avery Sharpe has been McCoy Tyner's bassist for years and years and here he leads a trio with Onaje Allan Gumbs on piano and Winard Harper on drums.
This is an extremely nice, creative, straight-ahead and progressive acoustic jazz album.

"Amazing live recordings (dated July 18 and 20 1970) captured in France at the Antibes-Juan Le Pen Jazz Festival. Archie Shepp & The Full Moon Ensemble (including Allen Shorter, Clifford Thornton, Joseph DeJean, Beb Guerin and Claude Delcloo) playing long and intense tracks."

"In 2003, Antipop Consortium's Beans and HPrizm (nee Priest) engaged Matthew Shipp, William Parker, drummer Guillermo Brown, vibraphonist Khan Jamal, and trumpeter Daniel Carter in a slippery exercise where hip-hop's new century rhymes met the new jazz in a delightful set. Eight years later, a quartet emerges with just Shipp and Parker alongside Antipop, and the creative stakes get upped. Rather than two groups coming together in another attempt to bridge the gap between hip-hop and jazz, this is...

"Sidh is a fascinating hybrid between the traditional sounds of the Gnawa and the rhythms and melodies of the Mediterranean. Lila whose name significantly refers to the Gnawa’s spiritual séances is the work of a young Italian-based Algerian musician...

"Though it's not necessarily a bad quality, post-rock (especially as it trends to the more ambient side of things), can be an awfully passive listening experience, sweeping the listeners up in drifting buildup and inevitable crescendos without ever really confronting them. Challenging this paradigm, Sigur Rós get sonically adventurous with their seventh album, Kveikur, which finds the Icelandic three-piece delivering a darker and more aggressive sound on one of their most daring albums to date. From the....

"Sigur Rós gave a dozen film makers the same modest budget and asked them to create whatever came into their head when they listened to songs from the band's album Valtari. All 16 Valtari films are collected together for a DVD known as the Valtari Film Experiment. This DVD release includes all 14 films commissioned by the band, alongside the two winning entries from the parallel public competition; no one could have predicted the strange and beguiling mix of visual delights that would result from this...

"For Luna Surface, Alan Silva collected many of the top free jazz players of the day -- and then he gave them all the green light. As a result, this is a very free record that could easily turn off a listener not yet sold on the 1969 avant-garde jazz scene. The 11-piece ensemble featured, among others, Grachan Moncur III, Archie Shepp, Anthony Braxton, Dave Burrell, Leroy Jenkins, and Malachi Favors. Every member of the group should be familiar to fans of the BYG Actuel series and some, like Moncur and...

One of the originators of what we think of as the 'classic hard bop' sound and also the 'classic Blue Note' sound, pianist and composer Horace Silver has definitely made his mark in jazz. This includes seven albums from 1955-1960. You get: Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers, Pieces Of Silver, The Stylings Of Horace Silver, Further Explorations, Finger Poppin' Blowin' The Blues Away, Horace-Scope; all of them complete at an unbelievable price. Phew.

This is the great and somewhat surprising psychedelic meeting between a grizzled and great free jazz veteran and a bunch of hip youngsters channeling a psychedelic vibe. Recommended!

"Nomadic is the latest psychedelic exploration of absolute free jazz legend Sonny Simmons. At 82 years old, Simmons has joined forces with Moksha Samnyasin, a bass-drums-sitar trio consisting of French musicians Thomas Bellier (Spindrift, Blaak Heat Shujaa), Sebastien Bismuth (Abrahma) and Michel Kristof...

Harper is the son of Paul Simon and the music here is his own; I don't hear any discernable audio evidence of his father. This is more like modern psychedelia with folk and shoe-gazey touches, featuring a large number of supporting players, which very much give this a band sound.

"If you're looking for another Paul Simon album, look somewhere else. Harper Simon's most recent work has more in common with the power pop of Big Star, the guitar interplay of Television and the "Smile" era psychedelia...

Claudio Simonetti-keyboards
Maurizio Colori-bass
Giacomo Castellano-guitars
Giulio Sirci-drums

Simonetti is, of course, keyboardist Claudio Simentti of Goblin, who was also responsible for writing or co-writing much of their better known works.
It’s a little hard to believe now, but there was a time when Goblin were completely forgotten, before Claudio formed Daemonia to perform updated versions of Goblin classics and before the legion of hipsters rediscovered the 70s horror...

One of the great, 'swingin' tenor players, he had a hugely long career, releasing dozens and dozens of albums under his own name as well as being a featured soloist with Woody Herman, Gerry Mulligan and many others.
Zoot (1956)
Whooeeee (1956)
The Modern Art Of Jazz (1956)
The Four Brothers... Together Again (1957)
East Coast Sounds (1956)
Either Way (1961)
Cookin' (1961)

This is the 2nd issue of this previously never-before released album, first on Voiceprint and then on Eclectic (this is the Eclectic version), which includes improved sound and bonus tracks. This is the one to own.

"Eclectic Discs present an...

In the early 1980's, after disbanding the great trio Massacre, Fred Frith formed Skeleton Crew as a sort of a three person 1-man band, with Tom Cora (Curlew) and Dave Newhouse (The Muffins). Dave left pretty soon after, and for the next few years, the two man Skeleton Crew toured all over everywhere, bringing their unique blend of high musicianship (Fred on violin, guitar, half a drumset, vocals and Tom on cello, guitar, bass, the other half of the drumset and vocals) and low-tech protest song and...

"Skylab's debut album came out of nowhere, showcasing a maddeningly well-constructed balance of downtempo experimental beat music and ambient- and musique concrete-leaning miscellany. Urban lore has it Ducasse spent a few weeks tripping in his attic to come up with the base tapes that bandmates Howie B. and Love TKO would fashion into #1. True or not it's a pretty apt accounting for what appears here."-AllMusic

The much wanted & anticipated reissue of Slapp Happy's extremely rare debut from 1972 by Peter Blegvad, Dagmar Krause & Anthony Moore, recorded at Wumme (Faust's studio) with backing by some of Faust (Gunther Wusthoff, Werner "Zappi" Diermaier and Jean-Herve Peron).

The band's charming naiveté was never as pronounced as here. And if hearing these formative recordings wasn't enough, you even get the non lp b-side (Jumping Jonah) of their single as well! Subtle, unlike anything else (especially...