Mega Blowout Sale

" This album, as said by many other reviewers, is one of Jeff Beck's best, and is one of guitar's best as well. You Had It Coming pushes musical boundaries like none before it. People usually turn their heads when I tell them it's techno oriented, but...

This was recorded in 1977 and is Jeff's most over the top jazz-rock fusion blowout. It features tunes from Blow by Blow, Wired and Jan's The First Seven Days. A classic of over the top mid/late 70s fusion.

This is a solo synthesizer/keyboard release; the closest to space music as Bedford ever got!

"David Bedford was originally commissioned to write Great Equatorial as part of the celebrations surrounding the renovation of the room containing the...

David Bedford, Kevin Ayers, Robert Wyatt, Mike Oldfield, Lol Coxhill. Can you imagine?...

“Written in 1970 on a commission from The London Sinfonietta for a 'Third Stream' concert, THE GARDEN OF LOVE is scored for a "classical" quintet, rock group with vocal solo, and "six beautiful dancing girls". The essential idea is clever. Composer David Bedford starts with a melodic germ which is only heard in fragments throughout the aggressively ugly eighteen minute instrumental beginning section. After...

"A raw, powerful, intimate live document of the Bryan Beller Band 2010 touring lineup playing a 45-minute set at The Baked Potato in Los Angeles, plus two bonus tracks from other shows. Rick Musallam (guitar), Griff Peters (guitar), Mike Keneally (keyboard, guitar), Bryan Beller (bass), Joe Travers (drums). Bassist/composer and sideman extraordinaire Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Steve Vai, Mike Keneally) will release his solo project s first live album, Wednesday Night Live, on March 31, 2011. It s a raw...

"An up-close-and-personal 4-camera document of the Beller band's one-night-only 2010 show at the Baked Potato in Los Angeles, featuring the Wednesday Night Live lineup. Special features include between-song dialogue not present on the CD, additional....

The debut by Big Brother, when Janis was just a member of the band and not THE STAR; originally released by Mainstream, it wasn't until later, when Columbia reissued it, that the 'featuring Janis Joplin' was added!

Recorded in December of 1966, it has a weak production, but it's still an accurate record of early psychedelia.

"Avant-lovely"-Philadelphia City Paper. Unique and spiritedly fun taste by a new band who fuse pop and even new-wave sensibilites with more out structures and who include some notable players here, including the great Peter Zummo!...

While drummer Art Blakey introduced up and coming musicians to the public via his long-lived group The Jazz Messengers, and there are many fine records and line-ups to choose from, his mid 50s early period is one of my favorites. Dig!

"The very first edition of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers was unfortunately short-lived, and as excellent as they were collectively, it was the beginning of a trend for the members of this group to come and go. Unbeknown to Blakey at the time, he would become a...

"Recorded live for FM broadcast in the spring of 1969, this superb set captures legendary jazz drummer Art Blakey putting his band through their paces on a series of incendiary extended tracks. Featuring the young Woody Shaw on trumpet, as well as Carlos Garnett (tenor saxophone), George Cables (piano), and Scotty Holt (bass), it's presented here in its entirety, with digitally remastered sound, background notes, and images."

A very good relic of a half century ago, finding Steve Winwood in wonderful voice and everyone else in very good to great form. If you want to appreciate this album even more - and also appreciate why it only lasted 6 months - be sure to watch the Ginger Baker documentary "Beware Of Mister Baker"!

"Blind Faith's first and last album, nearly 50 years old and counting, remains one of the jewels of the Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, and Ginger Baker catalogs, despite the crash-and-burn history of the...

"Fifteen tracks covering the pioneering blues-rock guitarist's '60s work, which was by far his best and most influential. Bloomfield worked with a bunch of bands during the decade, and the compilation flits rather hurriedly from his contributions to the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Electric Flag, to his collaborations with Al Kooper, as well as some late-'60s solo tracks. Collectors will be interested in the first five songs, which date from previously unreleased sessions produced by John Hammond in...

This is an extremely high-quality vinyl version of this fine album, and, of course, the extremely eye-catching cover artwork looks just wonderful in this larger size. Plus, it's the Blue Cranes, so we pressed it on beautiful, translucent blue vinyl!...

"If ever there were a manifesto for 1970s rock, one that prefigured both the decadence of the decade's burgeoning heavy metal and prog rock excesses and the rage of punk rock, "This Ain't the Summer of Love," the opening track from Agents of Fortune, Blue Öyster Cult's fourth album, was it. The irony was that while the cut itself came down firmly on the hard rock side of the fence, most of the rest of the album didn't. Agents of Fortune was co-produced by longtime Cult record boss Sandy Pearlman, Murray...

The band who basically invented the idea of 'thinking man's hard rock/heavy metal'. One of the great hard rock bands of all time and that's no lie! This is their classic first album and includes four never-before released demos!

The band who basically invented the idea of 'thinking man's hard rock/heavy metal'. One of the great hard rock bands of all time and that's no lie! This is their mega-classic third album - generally regarded as their greatest - and includes 5 bonus tracks

The band who basically invented the idea of 'thinking man's hard rock/heavy metal'. One of the great hard rock bands of all time and that's no lie! This is their mega-classic second album and includes four bonus tracks!

"Blossom Dearie is one of the most brilliant and attractive singers in jazz (the Astrud Gilberto of serious jazz). She formed Blue Stars Of France at the outset of her career in the early 50s and the band enjoyed an immediate American hit with their...

"After the breakup of Deep Purple in 1976, guitarist Tommy Bolin wasted little time beginning work on his second solo album, Private Eyes. While it was more of a conventional rock album than its predecessor, Teaser (which served primarily as a showcase for his guitar skills and contained several jazz/rock instrumentals), it was not as potent. The performances aren't as inspired as those on Teaser or even those on Bolin's lone album with Deep Purple, Come Taste the Band, although there a few highlights...

The complete lineup: Polly Bradfield-violin, Andrea Centazzo-percussion, Eugune Chadbourne-guitar, Tom Cora-cello, Toshinori Kondo-trumpet, LaDonna Smith-violin, Davey Williams-guitar, Jack Wright-sax, John Zorn-reeds. Hard to believe all this talent w...

While they last (and if there is any cosmic justice in this sad, ol' world, 'while they last' won't be long), these copies are a full 50% off of the regular price!

This reissues a stupidly obscure, really quite good, early jazz/rock/kozmigroov...

While they last, this is $8.00 off the usual price.

A very weird album, originally released on Polydor in 1970 and basically unheard of since. Pretty wild fuzz guitar, bass, drums, with Victor himself performing on vocals and steel drums! Huh?...

The great third album (out of 3 great ones and then a number of not so great ones) by this Swiss band who operated in Germany and are thought of as being a 'krautrock' band and who actually were in terms of the music and the spirit, if not actually of German nationality.
Everything flows just as nicely as it did in that patchouli-scented, blacklight-illuminated room in 1973. A classic of spacey, trippy, early 70s Krautrock soundz and a must own for any cosmic courier reading this...

Brainville (mk 1) was Daevid Allen-guitar and vocals, Kramer-keyboards/bass/guitar, Hugh Hopper-bass, Pip Pyle-drums. It's amazing to see this document released, especially as I was at this gig in NYC at the Knitting Factory! (I just happened to be in NYC visiting family at the time, but how was I going to pass up a chance to see this??).

"Brainville was the band formed by Daevid Allen, Hugh Hopper and the late Pip Pyle all revered musicians within the Canterbury Scene. The band have built up a..

This is a 70' radio broadcast of the band in Chicago on November 11, 1978. The sound is more than 'good enough' to thoroughly enjoy and the playing is pretty darn amazing. Conditionally recommended.

Second studio album from 1977, this is even better than their excellent first. The best fusion band of the mid/late 1970's? Well, they were certainly tied with Bruford for that crown. Drummer Phil Collins, monster bassist Percy Jones, guitarist John Go...

"This is one of Abdullah Ibrahim's most colorful band recordings. With a 12-piece group that includes altoist Carlos Ward, trombonist Craig Harris and bassist Cecil McBee along with some lesser-known names, Ibrahim performs eight folklike originals that..

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 his best stuff and at a amazing price...

"This live outing from Brown's seminal 1970 J.B.'s lineup features Bootsy Collins, Clyde Stubblefield, Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, Bobby Byrd, and many more. While it's a cut below Love Power Peace in documenting this lineup live, Brown and his band...

This is 74 classic, early-period singles by Mr. Excitement himself. This has it all in one place! God-damn!

"Pete Brown is perhaps best known for being lyricist on the classic songs co-written with JACK BRUCE for both CREAM and Jack’s solo albums. In addition Pete is a respected performer in his own right, having performed with the band’s BATTERED ORNAMENTS and PIBLOKTO! in the 70s and fronting his own band, The Interocetors. PHIL RYAN has had a respected career as keyboard player for legendary bands such as EYES OF BLUE, MAN and NEUTRONS, along with a spell as keyboard player in PIBLOKTO! with Pete Brown...

Pete Brown is best known as Jack Bruce's lyricist, having penned many of Jack's (and Cream's) great lyrics. Based on that success, he formed Battered Ornaments and then, when they imploded, he formed Piblokto!
This is their 2nd album, from 1970. This is one of those bands that I never heard at the time and, actually, had always assumed kinda sucked. It wasn't until many, many years later that I actually heard them and I was wrong. BOTH of the two albums by Piblokto are pretty much uniformly great...

This is a compilation of some of Brubeck's early work, including his earliest recordings, on which I think you can hear a bit more of his influence from Milhaud, with whom he studied.

"Since Dave Brubeck recorded often in the decade or so this..

This was the follow up to the enormously successful "Time Out" album (the 1st jazz album to sell 1 million copies!) and it's great and it's also where many non-musician type folks first learned about time signatures.

"Unlike most sequels, Time...

I don't know why this great band lasted such a short time - they made a studio disc and then did some touring (I saw one of the shows and it was great), which resulted in this double live album. This has been available before, but has been hard to find for some time now and it is good to have it back!

"This recording chronicles the live performances of Bruford Levin Upper Extremities from 1998. The disc showcases the band's unique blend of jazzy modes with Crimson-esque textures and...

"When Earthworks Mark I first appeared in 1987, its looser improvisational approach mixed with considerable technology made perfect sense, given Bruford's early 1980s work with the technology-heavy King Crimson. But while Bruford had been working with...

"Often cited as the ultimate Tim Buckley statement, Goodbye and Hello is indeed a fabulous album, but it's merely one side of Tim Buckley's enormous talent. Recorded in the middle of 1967 (in the afterglow of Sgt. Pepper), this album is clearly inspired by Pepper's exploratory spirit. More often than not, this helps to bring Buckley's awesome musical vision home, but occasionally falters.
Not that the album is overrated (it's not), it's just that it is only one side of Buckley. The finest songs on...

One of the great, exploratory and tragic talents of the 60s/70s, Tim's work mostly lay forgotten until his son (who he never knew) became a star in his own right and also flamed out insanely tragically.
This won't replace my owning the individual albums for me, but if you've ever heard his name dropped as one of the greats and wanted to hear more, this is a excellent, carefully put together anthology.

"For the first time ever, Rhino has put together a thoroughly annotated, career-spanning...

Tim Buckley was an extremely talented folkie guitarist and singer who started to stretch his music way beyond the boundaries of folk, culminating in his masterpieces Lorca and Starsailor in 1970. This is the first-ever collection of his television...

Fun, extremely obscure psych/early prog British rarity, originally released on Nova.

"Amazing 1969 UK mod/psych/freakbeat rarity featuring soon to be members of T2 and The Flies. This is the first time it has been reissued officially on CD...

Long out of print on CD, this is a mid 50s classic of the cool sound, with a GREAT quartet and remarkably subtle interplay between Burns and Farlow.

"Due no doubt to the amount of energy he expended as a composer and arranger in virtually every American mass culture medium, Ralph Burns' legacy as a pianist is extremely small. Therefore, this Leonard Feather-produced small-combo session for Period, divided originally into two ten-inch LPs, should give us some insight into the nuts-and-bolts of...

"The Sensual World is the sixth studio album by Kate Bush. The music is deep and lush, atmospheric and aural. She took four years to make this album when it was released in 1989. The instrumentation and backing singers are sublime. It is a deeply...

"Donald Byrd (born Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II) was one of the most consistent trumpeters to come out of the fertile Detroit jazz scene that emigrated to New York in the mid-'50s. Byrd possessed a beautiful, round, brassy tone often applied with intriguing ideas in intoxicating displays of exquisite jazz showmanship.
Echoes proudly presents the entire WBCN-FM broadcast of Donald Byrd's appearance with The Blackbyrds at the Jazz Workshop in Boston on September 4th, 1973."

Roberto Cacciapaglia made two amazingly great, space / minimal albums in the late 70s / early 80s.

This is his latest, released in 2014, which is still systems music, but it is more 'romantic' sounding and performed on solo piano ala some of Phillip Glass' piano works.

It's good. It isn't fabulous (at least not for this old minimalist), but we have a tiny number of copies at a relatively very low price for fans and completists.

Back again ONE LAST TIME. 50% off the regular price, while they last! This really is it, I think for this one at this price....

This is a pretty great, very, very rare album from Italy. Using a lineup of acoustic piano, electric bass and drums, this has the sound of a jazz trio playing progressive rock. The music swings at points but there's too much 'trickery' and stop/start-ness going on for this to really be considered a jazz album. As Bill said when we were working and this was playing....

"Issued for the XLV Biennale di Venezia with support from The Institute For Contemporary Art, New York, Mudima Fondazione per l'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy. All John Cage excerpts are from John Cage's "Silence and One Year from Monday," recorded at 222 Bowery in New York City, December 1968 and March 1969, courtesy of Giorno Poetry Systems. Featuring David Byrne, Debbie Harry, Arto Lindsay, Ars Hell and Mutt, John Zorn: Naked City, Chris Stein, Amy Denio, David Weinstein and Shelly Hirsch...

John Cale's first solo album.

"John Cale had the strongest avant-garde credentials of anyone in the Velvet Underground, but he was also the Velvet whose solo career was the least strongly defined by his work with the band, and his first solo...

Great to see this long unavailable underground rock/new music classic available again, after a long period of unavailability. When I was in High School and first bombarding myself with the 'secrets' of weirdo music, this 1970 recording brought together...

2004 studio album which is produced by Tony Levin. Tony is just the producer this time around, and doesn't actually perform on the CD, so this album just concentrates on the trio and their work. And, of course, the band always has one or two covers of well known pieces and this time it is the "Riders" medley: Ghost Riders In The Sky turning into Riders On The Storm! This also includes a video, that is watchable on your computer.

"The California Guitar Trio is all about precision...

"Cab Calloway was a gloriously outsized manifestation of all that was frantic in the first full flowering of prohibition-era jazz. Dressed with all the flash of a brand new Cadillac, leading a crack band who could swing and sway with both abandon and...