Mega Blowout Sale

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.

“I love Horace, always have. This recording began an excursion that combined his passion for jazz with his passion for good mental and physical health. Just like his participation in the bop/hard bop movement, Horace was "ahead of the curve" in 1970 on things that are commonplace/mainstream today, with our increased consciousness for eating organic foods, meditation and yoga. The music is VERY PERSONAL, which is why some people never could get with the United States of Mind trilogy of recordings. But...

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 was the electronic super group consisting of the UK’s Matt Ducasse, Howie B. (U2, Bjork, Wim Wenders), and the Japanese duo Tosh and Kudo (also known as Love TKO of Major Force Records/Mo Wax). In early 1994, the four came together and discovered a mutual love for all things beautiful, beat laden, bizarre and pyschedelic. They embarked on the creation of fresh music to suggest new and undefined spaces. Tosh played guitars, Kudo played Fender Rhodes, pianos, and synthesizers, Matt sourced and...

2005 remastered reissue of this classic album recorded by Peter Blegvad, Dagmar Krause and Anthony Moore in 1973. Produced by Uwe Nettelbeck (Faust's producer), engineered by Kurt Grauner (Faust’s engineer) and backed by Faust themselves at their legendary studio in Wumme, Germany.
Amazingly, this incredible album – maybe their best – was turned down by Virgin who made them re-do the album in a much less interesting way (and without Faust) in the early 70s and it lay unreleased until the mid 80's...

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...

“Slapp Happy meanwhile was planning its second record for Virgin. One night the trio showed up at the quartet's door and proposed that the two groups make the second Slapphappy LP together...Henry Cow jumped at the chance and Desperate Straights was the result. It's still a gem to my ears, and now at last it's possible to release it, properly re-mastered (by Bob Drake), its sound closer to the original tapes even than our earlier Nimbus vinyl pressing. Great songs, great arrangements, great performances...

I'm leaving my original, 2001 'somewhat baffled' comments below because (1) in my defense, I did mostly 'get it' and (2) because they are a little funny....
This California band has been getting a lot of ink & attention recently, & it's no surprise why, as this is an intriguing and classy release, from the music all the way to the packaging. I hear a sorta strange hybrid of metal & RIO attention to detail & complexity (I think the Art Bears are a definite, audible influence).
The music is...

Third excellent studio release by this outrageous and surprising outfit. I hear significantly less metal (although it's still there, of course) this time around, which is a bit surprising and more 'out rock' parts. Pretty damn brilliant. Recommended.

This unites drummer/electronic percussionist Joe (still playing a similar sounding electronic set as Cruel But Fair) with Gary's wild/calm guitarwork. Long out of print; we have a few copies.

"If the mark of a great player is that you can...

"When Lonnie Liston Smith left the Miles Davis band in 1974 for a solo career, he was, like so many of his fellow alumni, embarking on a musical odyssey. For a committed fusioneer, he had no idea at the time that he was about to enter an abyss that it would take him the better part of two decades to return from. Looking back upon his catalog from the period, this is the only record that stands out -- not only from his own work, but also from every sense of the word: It is fully a jazz album, and a...

"Drummer Steve Smith's career as a premier jazz-rock fusion drummer has offered him the opportunity to play with a wide variety of musicians, whether leading his own band Vital Information, working with the co-op GHS trio, or any number of legitimate big-name stars. This collection represents work from 1998 up to 2005, showcasing his powerhouse style, and teaming him with many different artists of varying approaches in amplified music. There's nothing weak here, no ballads or downhearted blues, but...

The good news? This is a complete show from the classic quartet during a pretty prime period (April 26th, 1970 at the Fairfield Halls in Croydon).

You get songs not often heard performed live by the four and a very good performance. The bad...

Oft-bootlegged, very high quality soundboard recording of the trio version of Soft Machine from 3/29/69 (Hopper, Ratledge, Wyatt) recorded in Holland.
Recorded just after the band had finished recording "Volume Two", this is an exciting document of that band performing that material, but really pushing the needles into the red as they do so (the band was famously LOUD at that point in their life) as they rip and ROAR through the material in a way hugely different from the very polite "Volume II"....

"The Original Delta Blues is a really fine distillation of the label's..highlights ...of blues legend Eddie "Son" House's 60s recordings.

These 55 minutes of music feature Son House and his National steel guitar, which he played with a slide, and Columbia have managed to include all of House's essential 60s songs.

The powerful a capella spiritual "John The Revelator" is here, as is the slashing slide guitar workout "Pearline", the sarcastic "Preachin' Blues", the bitterness of...

This is the second and final solo by the saxist and - more amazingly - the robot and kinetic sculpture-making member of the Bonzo Dog Band. Press those trousers!

"Originally released on the United Artists label, UNUSUAL followed on from his first solo LP, ELECTRIC SHOCKS and continued the wit humor and musical eccentricity that Roger had first explored with the Bonzos. The album featured musicians such as Thunderclap Newman and members of label mates Help Yourself on this delightfully off-the...

Special Venture is led by Danish guitarist and composer John Sund and also features Jon Meinild-vibes, keyboards and samples, Yadam Gonzalez-bass, Ayi Solomon-percussion and Morten Illsøe-drums. John's a pretty brilliant player, and this album is a...

"Originally issued on the legendary Harvest label in October 1970, the album saw Spedding record in his own right at Abbey Road studios soon after the demise of his previous group, The Battered Ornaments. “Backwood Progression” featured Chris Spedding backed by guest musicians Paul Abrahams (Organ), Roy Babbington (Bass), Laurie Allan (Drums), Royston Mitchell (Piano, Harmonium) and Frank Ricotti (Congas).
This Esoteric Recordings release has been newly remastered from the original Harvest master...

“You certainly can't call Chris Spedding's 2005 release, Click Clack, a true blues album. While the respected session guitarist's roots certainly lay in blues-rock, the production is too pristine and the performances too perfect to be classified as blues. But if your forte is mature, mainstream rock with a slight bluesy edge (à la Eric Clapton's latter-day work), then Click Clack will be right up your alley. Even at his most upbeat, Spedding manages to keep everything extremely laid-back -- the tempos...

Includes 4 bonus tracks, including the great single "1984".

"Although this album may not be seen as the definitive Spirit statement, it has several moments of brilliance that prove what a revolutionary band they were. Coming off of the success...

"Although this album may not be seen as the definitive Spirit statement, it has several moments of brilliance that prove what a revolutionary band they were. Coming off of the success of The Family That Plays Together and "I Got a Line on You," the...

"On this, the second Spirit album, the group put all of the elements together that made them the legendary (and underrated) band that they were. Jazz, rock & roll, and even classical elements combined to create one of the cleanest, most tasteful...

"Spirit's debut unveiled a band that seemed determine to out-eclecticize everybody else on the California psychedelic scene, with its melange of rock, jazz, blues, folk-rock, and even a bit of classical and Indian music. Teenaged Randy California...

"Seventy-seven minutes, fourteen track must-own compilation of some of Spirits Burning's best recorded material from 1998 to 2008. Has tune(s) from some catalog releases such as 'Reflections In A Radio Show', 'Alien Injection' and 'Earth Born' but I did not realize that a good number of these cuts are actually exclusive to this very release. Cuts that definitely make this CD a keeper are easy to spot - like the well-played nine-minute "Ingredients, Pink Lady Lemonade Liftoff", the title track of the '08...

"Gluttons for Punishment is the first live disc of Spock's Beard in the post-Neal Morse period, and having been recorded on the band's Octane tour, it features mostly songs on their last two studio releases, obviously focusing on the Octane pieces, and rightfully so. This is a good package for those who have been doubtful about the future of Spock's Beard, and never got around to checking out Feel Euphoria and Octane due to the absence of original vocalist and songwriter Neal Morse. Let me assure you...

"This is a nice early concert from Spock's Beard, recorded at Progfest in 1995, between the release of their first album, "The Light" and "Beware Of Darkness". If you don't like "The Light" (I do), watch out, as the album is played in it's entirety, along with two songs from the next album.

The sound at the beginning is shaky, and gives the feeling that this might be a bootleg quality recording, but that probably had to do with the festival setup (sound checks are sometimes useless, as the band's..

"The follow-up to Day For Night, titled V, proved to be a stunning success for Spock's Beard in the eyes of their fans and the majority of the progressive rock faithful. Taking an even more epic approach (complete with a 16 minute and 27 minute track)...

This is an amazing release of Indian classical music at an even more amazing price, by a music who was known throughout his life as a genuine master of his instrument and of music in general. Additionally, he was known even to music fans who don't follow Indian music because of his extraordinary playing with John McLaughlin and Remember Shakti. Recommended to anyone reading this!

"Among all the musicians from Southern India, U. Srinivas occupies a particularly significant position. This maestro...

I met Mark when he joined Chainsaw Jazz towards the end of their lifetime. He also plays with ex-Chainsaw Jazz bassist Mark Smoot in Farquhar .

Stanley was a monster guitarist then and he's even more so now! This is a more jazz-oriented album...

Throughout their existence, and even today, 'the Dan' stood for solid, hard craft in both songwriting and performance. Could a band that was so clever and classy and smart and witty and cynical ever be this huge in the modern age? Doubtful, says I...

Throughout their existence, and even today, 'the Dan' stood for solid, hard craft in both songwriting and performance. Could a band that was so clever and classy and smart and witty and cynical ever be this huge in the modern age? Doubtful, says I...

Throughout their existence, and even today, 'the Dan' stood for solid, hard craft in both songwriting and performance. Could a band that was so clever and classy and smart and witty and cynical ever be this huge in the modern age? Doubtful, says I...

"An album and a singles collection at the same time, Fab Four Suture stitches together four limited-edition EPs Stereolab released in the fall of 2005 and spring of 2006. Over the years, the group has made a reputation for having EPs and singles -- and therefore, singles collections -- that are just as good, if not better, than their albums, as comps like Switched On and Aluminum Tunes attest. Stereolab has also always been very democratic about making sure fans can get their hands on nearly all of their...

"Noted for his work as both a solo artist and as a member of Fierce and The Dead, “Lucid” sees Matt joined by a host of guest musicians including drummer Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson), Bass guitarists Lorenzo Feliciati (Naked Truth), Charlie Cawood (Knifeworld) and Kev Feazey, keyboard players Jem Godfrey (Frost) and Emmett Elvin (Chrome Hoof / Guapo), violinist Chrissie Caulfield (Helicopter Quartet / Crippled Black Phoenix), vibe player Jon Hart and Nicholas Wyatt Duke (Trojan Horse) on Spoken Word....

"At long last a *great* album from Stivell, after a series of variously interesting and adventurous but flawed projects. 1 Douar is on a par with Stivell's best from the 1970s, but in the spirit of 90s world music fusion (the only flirting with rock...

"Alan Stivell just keeps getting better. 'Back to Breizh' brings him back to his roots in Brittany. But it's a return informed by his recent collaborations with Khaled, Youssou N'dour and other world artists....

NOTE: Limit of one per customer at this very special price WHILE THEY LAST!!

Alden Doyle-violin
Leila Henley-saxophones, vocals
Sam Arnold-bass, acoustic guitar, banjitar
Charlie Duncan-drums, percussion
Henna Chou-cello, keyboards
Mohadev-guitars, synths, piano

Clever, well-performed and FUN second release by this linchpin of the Austin, Texas new-music scene!
Elements of folky RIO-inspired bands like Hamster Theatre, L'Ensemble Raye, Lars Hollmer and

The second of three albums by this Swedish progressive rock band from the mid 1970s, formed by the quite well known poet Jacques Werup. All three of their albums were on the Harvest label.

"Famous poet Jacques Werup formed this progressive...

"Arcane Rising is the second album by The Story, the acclaimed duo comprising Martin Welham (leader of acid folk legends, Forest) and his multi-instrumentalist son, Tom. Written and recorded in the depths of the English countryside, like its predecessor Tale Spin (2005), it's a partly improvised and consistently melodic song cycle that's sure to appeal to fans of Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom and Espers as well as older names like Donovan, The Incredible String Band and C.O.B."...

The Strawbs have been on a roll recently. Their last couple (including this) have been really strong albums which find them still combining folk influences with strong 1970s progressive sounds. Other than the fact that keyboardist John Hawken has been...

"2011 release, a modern interpretation of the band's 1974 masterpiece, Hero & Heroine, recorded in November 2010. Just as the re-interpretation of a Shakespeare play carries a vibrant and powerful message in modern dress, likewise does In Ascencia...

"On May 1st and 2nd 2009, Historic Royal Palaces allowed a concert to take place in front of the magnificent facade of Hampton Court Palace for the very first time. The event was a full length performance of The Six Wives Of Henry VIII by composer Rick...

Oft-bootlegged radio performance of The Strawbs at their popular mid 1970s peak.

"In the mid-1970s the Strawbs were on a roll in the United States. The band had had five consecutive albums on the Billboard charts between 1972 and 1975, with...

Dave Sturt is known for his supporting role as bassist with Bill Nelson, Jade Warrior and the current incarnation of Gong. This is his first solo album and include a ton of great guests.

"Drawing on his experience of composing music for film, Dreams and Absurdities is an instrumental delight - ambient, eclectic, emotional and psychedelic.

The album features guest performances from Steve Hillage, Bill Nelson, Daevid Allen, Jon Field, Kavus Torabi, Fabio Golfetti and Theo Travis and is.

Recorded live in 1984 at one of Sun Ra's many US concerts, this captures the Arkhestra in full big band mode, blowing up a storm that could probably be heard on Venus. This is a good, solid, representative mid 80's show with very good sonics (by Ra standards) by the Arkestra.

“This is a stunning late period Ra album. Beautiful space-chants and atonal keyboard freakouts plus a mix of Ellingtonian Ra-jazz as only the Arkestra could do it.
Maybe not the album to start with if you are unfamiliar..