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The fourth album in four years by The Who and is one of the great achievements of rock in the late 60s and the album that broke the band into superstar status worldwide.
This is one of the great art-rock albums of all time and, nearly 50 years later, is still a stunning achievement; if you haven't played this one in decades, it's even better than you remember!
Absolutely recommended; this belongs in any rock collection.

Excellent collection of rare live stuff, promo films, tv appearances (lip synced and actually live), etc etc etc. fro the earliest days in 1965 to when I stopped caring. For me, this is worth it for their 1967 appearance on Beat Club alone, where they...

The Who's quite amazing 1971 studio album was (and is) played too much on classic rock radio, but that doesn't make it any less of a tremendous feat. It's also their most progressive rock oriented disc, what with Pete's use of keyboards and Terry Riley...

This digitally remastered, two-on-one CD presents both mid 1970's albums that Tony cut with the "new" Lifetime for Columbia. Believe It was from 1975 and MDL was from the next year. Both records include Tony on drums, Allan Holdsworth-guitar (fresh...

This 1993 album was Cassandra Wilson's Blue Note debut and set the stage for the bulk of her career.
One of the best jazz vocal and most influential jazz album of its decade, it features uncluttered and well thought out arrangements, each one well suited to the song chosen and each one well fitting her dark voice.
She was also one of the earliest truly jazz vocalist to cast beyond the 'great American songbook' and use a personal & eclectic batch of great songs that reflect her interpretation of...

These were Gary's first two albums; Dogface came out of the great Europa label and Dogface came out a number of years later on Island.

"Digitally remastered two CD set containing a pair of albums from the late Jazz tenor saxophonist: DEEP WATER and DOGFACE. Gary Windo was one of those people who never achieved the full recognition due to him. A highly original musician with an instantly recognizable style, Windo was involved in the '70s with various musicians of the Canterbury scene. Most notable..

This album has a long and complicated history. In April, 1976, saxist Gary Windo, who was working part time for Nick Mason of Pink Floyd as a mechanic for Nick's car collection, was offered the opportunity to record a album at Pink Floyd's brand-new studio. He would be offered this opportunity as a 'test', to allow the engineers to test, with real musicians, the over-all systems and sound.
Between the years 1976-1978, as time allowed, Gary and a number of other musicians, including Pam Windo-piano...

Quintessential dual guitar, early 70s, British progressive rock/guitar rock band's finest hour. A classic!

"2009 release from The Wishing Tree, an acoustic side project from Marillion guitarist Steve Rothery and British vocalist Hannah Stobart. Nearly 10 years after their debut album, the duo are back with a new collaboration, co-written by Steve and Hannah, with Steve playing all instruments except the drums, as well as producing and engineering it. Rothery and Stobart are joined by Paul Craddick who plays the drums, on material which Rothery describes as a cross between Portishead and Alanis Morissette....

Single disc version, which doesn't contain some of the extras, but if you want the 'real' album and less of the 'interesting but not essential' extras, is a good deal. This is long out of print and essential for fans of Barclay James Harvest's sound.

"If you ever wondered what happened to the wonderful Barclay James Harvest sound of the early and mid-1970s, the answer lies here. Wooly Wolstenholme (Maestoso)departed the band as they were heading in a far more commercial direction. There are...

This is long out of print and essential for fans of Barclay James Harvest's sound.

"If you ever wondered what happened to the wonderful Barclay James Harvest sound of the early and mid-1970s, the answer lies here. Wooly Wolstenholme (Maestoso)departed the band as they were heading in a far more commercial direction. There are songs here that would fit nicely on classic BJH albums. Don't look for sunny, happy-go-lucky ditties here. The late songsmith and keyboard wizard suffered from depression...

Rich Woodson is a self-taught composer and guitarist who grew up on hard rock and heavy metal in Nashville, TN and San Antonio and Austin, TX. His major musical influences are Tim Berne, Frank Zappa, Watchtower (the 1980's Austin metal band, who invented the technical metal subgenre) and composer Charles Wuorinen.
This debut CD, performed by a crack band, comprising Rich on guitar, Aaron Stewart-tenor sax, Peter Epstein-soprano sax, Mat Fieldes-acoustic bass and John Hollenbeck-drums, is a bold and...

When Henry Cow fell apart in the summer of 1978, the main players in the band dispersed. Fred Frith left England to settle in NYC for a good number of years, getting involved the then just beginning to evolve 'downtown' sound, recording three excellent...

Stomu Yasmashta was a renowned and young Japanese percussionist and composer from Japan who moved to London around 1970 and made a number of albums for Island Records, all of which are quite hard to find. This 1975 album was his first release after his jazz-rock group East Wind fell apart.
The line up is: Stomu Yamash'ta -percussion, Gary Boyle-guitar, Tsuneo Matsumoto-guitar, Brian Gascoigne-keyboards, Daito Fujita-bass, Tozumi Tanaka-drums, Hisako Yamash'ta-violin, with guests on vocals. This is a...

A classic of its time; for 1972, this really was a basically flawless masterpiece of what it was attempting to achieve. 3 long tracks and the end of the Bruford/Wakeman/Anderson/Howe/Squire band, as Bill bailed for King Crimson. My favorite of their...

This was the 1972 progressive rock breakthrough that introduced Rick Wakeman to the band and the band to the world at large.

“I have been a Yes fan since 1976 and have seen ALL 4 singers perform with the group live (I saw the Drama tour in 1980!). The new CD is a style similar to the last one Fly From Here (which I also liked). Heaven & Earth is lyrically similar to 70s Yes although not quite as cryptic. Jon Davison is an excellent musician and singer, and does well live with classic Yes. I saw the 3-album tour last year and the latest one Aug 1 in Hollywood, FL and both were outstanding!
The new CD has the "feel" of what...

This is over 2 hours of the band right around the time I saw them, where they blew my socks off, much to my surprise! The band is Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, Alan White.

"In 2003 the band made their first appearance...

"Yes has never needed an orchestra because they've always sounded like an orchestra. When the band was playing at full fury, you'd swear more than five musicians were playing on stage. The Symphonic Live tour incorporated an entire orchestra to...

"It's hard to quarrel with an album devoted to the music of Wayne Shorter, and Rachel Z certainly has the pedigree to pursue such a project. Having co-created Shorter's masterful High Life with him, she is well qualified to interpret and expand on his lengthy catalog of high-quality jazz compositions.

Interestingly, for those familiar with her primarily through her synthesized electronics on that album, here she plays only acoustic piano, and quite well. This trio sounds bigger than it is, and...

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This album marks the beginning of the more experimental side of Samla Mammas Manna, who changed their name to Zamla Manna Manna to deliniate the difference - not that anyone really...

Important note: for some reason, these come in BLU-RAY cases, but they ARE DVDs. For $11.00, are you really gonna complain about that?

As I predicted, this title was taken out of circulation, but we still got it and at a reasonable price too...

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"Having recorded some works with a large orchestra in January 1983, in January 1984, Frank Zappa arranged for some of his chamber works to be performed by Pierre Boulez's Ensemble InterContemporain, a 16-piece group. "The Perfect Stranger," "Naval Aviation In Art?," and "Dupree's Paradise" were given this treatment, and the four remaining tracks are the product of Zappa's music synthesizer, the Synclavier. As usual, Zappa's "serious" works are

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"FZ-edited original analog master transferred and re-mastered by Bernie Grundman 2008." That means that the album is re-edited back to it's original form, as found on the original 1969 vinyl release for the VERY first time!

For many people, this was their introduction to Zappa's world. Recorded with the help of Ian Underwood, Jean-Luc Ponty and a bunch of L.A. studio guys who undoubtedly relished being let off the leash to cut loose, this...

The first release that allowed the world to hear Frank’s synclavier music.

"While Frank Zappa had ostensibly been "on his own" since the dissolution of the Mothers of Invention in 1969, never before had he used the term "solo artist" as literally as he does on the Grammy Award winning (in the "Best Rock Instrumental Performance by an orchestra, group or soloist" category) Jazz from Hell (1986).
After two decades of depending on the skills, virtuosity, and temperament of other musicians...

"This CD compiles a bunch of songs and tunes that Frank Zappa was involved with in various ways before he became known as the leader of the Mothers Of Invention.
For several years prior to the Mothers becoming MGM-Verve recording artists, Frank was associated with the Pal Recording Studio, whose owner and operator was Paul Buff. It was here, in Cucamonga, under Buff's tutelage, that Frank learned how to use a studio to create music, as opposed to simply writing dots on paper. Frank later bought the...

Between 1985 and 1987, Frank Zappa released a pair of mail-order vinyl box sets called Old Masters that contained remastered and restored versions of all of his albums between Freak Out! and Zoot Allures. Each box contained an album of previously unreleased material called a "mystery disc."
Although he eventually reworked and remixed a handful of these cuts for subsequent releases, the majority of these recordings were never again released in any form.
As part of their exhaustive reissue of...

"Analog transfer by Joe Travers 2012. Source: Original 1975 analog master. Mastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering, 2012."

There are lots and lots of highlights on this album, but any album with "Inca Roads" has gotta be good.

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"The material on this album originally was intended to be part of a four-record set called Läther, prepared for release in 1977. Then Frank Zappa got into a disagreement with his record company, Warner Bros., and Läther was split up into several different releases as part of a contractual agreement. The results were dumped on the market during 1978 and 1979, while Zappa moved on to his own record label. Orchestral Favorites consists of material...

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"Analog transfer by Joe Travers 2012. Mastered by Doug Sax, The Mastering Lab, 2012."

After Frank was thrown from the stage in London and broke his leg very badly, he was stuck in a wheelchair and couldn't tour for about 9 months. As Frank was always working, he decided to indulge himself in two larger-scale projects that wouldn't be practical to tour with, but were personally interesting to him. The Grand Wazoo was the second of the two...

"The 26-member Ensemble Modern performs FZ's 'most-humanly-impossible-to-play' compositions. Piano duets, string quintets & small ballets. Simply exquisite, with a 60-page booklet to explain it all. Originally released in 1993, it stayed on the classical chart for most of `94. Includes the tracks 'Outrage At Valdez,' 'None Of The Above,' & 'Welcome To The United States', plus arrangements of some of the most fiendishly difficult pieces from FZ's back catalogue & even a 'greatest hit' or two (some...

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"Analog transfer by Joe Travers 2012. Mastered by Doug Sax, The Mastering Lab, 2012."

After Frank was thrown from the stage in London and broke his leg very badly, he was stuck in a wheelchair and couldn't tour for about 9 months. As Frank was always working, he decided to indulge himself in two larger-scale projects that wouldn't be practical to tour with, but were personally interesting to him. Waka/Jawaka was the first of the two, and...

"You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3 is a double disc collection of live recordings by Frank Zappa, spanning from December 10, 1971 to December 23, 1984. It was released in 1989.
"Sharleena" had been previously issued as a flexi disc in Guitar Player magazine. All the songs on disc one are by the 1984 band (except for brief segments of "Drowning Witch" edited in from the 1982 tour). Disc two includes performances from various years including a section of "King Kong" taken from the December...

"Childhood friends and fellow rock visionaries Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart put aside their differences to tour the U.S. together in the spring of 1975. The resulting shows found them both in superb form, as evidenced by this legendary set, preserved in superb fidelity and finally available on CD again, complete with background notes."

This has one disc of the 1981/82 band:
Ray White – guitar, vocals
Steve Vai – guitar
Tommy Mars – keyboards, vocals
Scott Thunes – bass guitar
Chad Wackerman – drums
Ed Mann – percussion
Bobby Martin – saxophone, vocals, keyboards
the last track on this CD ends with Zappa's anger at some audience members tossing cigarettes on stage; after a warning to stop was not obeyed, the disc ends with Zappa stating, "Houselights! Concert's over!"
and one disc of the origin

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The very first album by Frank and the Mothers, recorded in early 1966. I'm not actually that big of a fan of this album, considering how much I love what came next, but it's still a really brave, striking and unique album for 1966.

"One of the most ambitious debuts in rock history, Freak Out! was a seminal concept album that somehow foreshadowed both art rock and punk at the same time. Its four LP sides deconstruct rock conventions right and...

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"Analog transfer by Joe Travers 2012. Re-mastered by Bob Ludwig Gateway Mastering 2012." That means that the album is re-edited back to it's original form, as found on the original 1970 vinyl release for the VERY first time!

The final Mothers album was this fantastic but strange collection of unreleased studio and (mostly live) work from 1967-1969, contained in one of the greatest and most shocking rock and roll album covers of all time (rzzz!)...

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What a great idea! These are wonderful albums and Ralf und Florian won't let us hear them. So, you can hear Zeitkratzer do them!
And this is wonderfully performed by a 10 piece chamber-ish ensemble, showing that great music can be played by any instruments.

"Karlrecords celebrates its tenth birthday, and Zeitkratzer celebrate their 20th with necessary re-interpretation

Miguel is a young, rising, award-winning alto saxist. The music here on his fourth album is modern jazz with just a touch of electricity (there's a bit of Fender Rhodes). Basically a quartet of sax, piano, bass and drums, with a few guests, this offers...

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Guitarist/violinist Michael Zentner was a founding member of The Muffins (he appears on Chronometers) and left before the best-known period of their work (when they went from a 5 piece to a 4 piece and added drummer Paul Sears). He did a bunch of musical work in the mid/late 1970s and found himself in NYC for a few years where he worked on this, his first solo album.
Appearing on it is a pretty amazing cast of guests: Daevid Allen, Bill Bacon, George Bishop, Peter....

Patrick Zimmerli, tenor saxophone
Ben Monder, guitar
Stomu Takeishi, bass
Satoshi Takeishi, percussion

"Zimmerli’s originals are as abstract and exotic as ever. “Sand,” the opener, begins with a drone note that sets up a strikingly subtle, Eastern-influenced rubato theme. (Kevin Whitehead’s second-by-second analysis in the liner notes is well worth reading.)…Both the originals and the standards bear clear marks of Zimmerli’s highly individual style, in which contemporary classical an

Patrick Zimmerli, tenor saxophone
Ben Monder, guitar
Stomu Takeishi, fretless electric bass
Satoshi Takeishi, percussion

“Zimmerli has unveiled an ornate and shining vista of new sounds…The Ensemble compositions are all twelve tone, but they are also tonal — Zimmerli’s mastery of counterpoint enables him to combine serial practice with a love of tonal harmony, yielding tightly organized but aurally exotic material that can nonetheless be represented by traditional chord symbols…

Most of you have never heard of this guy, but he’s a brilliantly great (and accessible!) composer doing interesting new things in the realm where jazz, classical music and electronic music all meet. Highly recommended.

“Phoenix, the sixth CD by Patrick Zimmerli, finds the New York-based composer/saxophonist investigating new avenues of expression. The record integrates saxophone and jazz instruments with electronics and strings to create an appealing hybrid sound. It draws on Zimmerli’s wealth...

Patrick Zimmerli, soprano saxophone
Laurent Blondiau, trumpet, flugelhorn
Geoffroy De Masure, trombone
Guillame Orti, alto saxophone
Bo Van der Werf, baritone saxophone
Fabian Fiorini, piano
Pierre Van Dormael, electric guitar
Otti Van der Werf, Jean-Luc Lehr, electric bass
Stéphane Galland, Chander Sardjoe, drums
Ben Monder, acoustic/electric guitars (1, 10)

"Patrick Zimmerli is one of the most unusual jazz composer/saxophonists around. For his third So

"Fabio Zuffanti was born in Genoa (Italy) and is musically active from 1994. In these years he has worked, mainly as bass player and composer in a great number of groups and projects such as Finisterre, Rohmer, laZona, Hostsonaten, la Maschera Di Cera, Aries...

He has composed music that spaced from postrock to progrock, from folk to pop, electronic and experimentation. He has worked with imporant Italian producers such as Roberto Colombo (Battiato, De Andrè, Matia Bazar...) and Franz Di Cioccio.