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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!...

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WHILE THEY LAST, we have a limited quantity of this great new release by Rob Mazurek and São Paulo Underground + friends at $5.00 off the regular price!!

"Black Cube Marriage is an ensemble consisting of legendary Chicago-based cornetist and sound manipulator Rob Mazurek (Tortoise, Exploding Star Orchestra, Isotope 217), members of his Brazilian connection São Paulo Underground, Austin-based freeform unit Marriage, and special guests Jonathan Horne (guitar....

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."

"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..

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..

"Phoenix Records reissues Brast Burn's Debon -- a classic of Japanese Kraut obscurity originally released in 1975 on Voice Records, now digitally-remastered. Brast Burn are often linked with Karuna Khayal, with many aficionados concluding that they...

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...

Another unbelievably tight 'n' funky outing with JB and ths J.B.'s! Grooves were never harder, rhythms were never tighter, bands were NEVER funkier. Highly recommended.

"James Brown is featured here with the then newly formed J.B.'s -- the...

"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...

"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 Cage: Duet for Cymbal (from Cartridge Music, 1960) (19:17)
Christian Wolff: for 1, 2 or 3 people (23:36)
John Cage: Variations IV (31:46)
"Recorded by KPFA Radio on the 39th birthday of David Tudor, this historic concert with John Cage thundered through the halls of the sculpture court of the San Francisco Museum of Art before a capacity audience that included the late Darius Milhaud in his wheelchair and other Bay Area arts dignitaries. The volume levels were raucus and the medium of ..

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...

Their follow up to Raindances, with the same killer lineup of Peter Bardens, Andy Latimer, Mel Collins, Richard Sinclair and Andy Ward. "As a life long Camel fan, I am used to certain quarters criticising Camel's change of style for this album. Sinclai...

Fifth great album by this world-class, progressive, technical metal, math-rock instrumental quintet. Using guitars, multi-keyboards, bass and drums, their sound is somewhere between Behold...The Arctopus, The Fucking Champs, Gordian Knot and 1980s King...

A few of you bought this band's great 2nd album, Sublimation. Now they have returned for their 3rd and best yet on Sensory. Unbelievably, intensely great instrumental technical metal trio from South Carolina. Just guitar/bass/drums playing with terrifi...

Crazy price on a great, creative and crazy album. This is 70% off the regular price!!

Fourth and perhaps the best yet by this great, young, instrumental, math-metal-progressive outfit. This is by far their 'proggiest' sounding, but in a way that...

The final Beefheart album from 1982 from a version of the band who never performed a concert and which has a more stripped down sound (just 2 guitars, bass and drums).
Not my favorite of his works, but still fairly indispensable, when you are speaking of one of the most significant musicians of the latter half of the 20th century!
Includes one track not on the original albums and a nice essay by fan and expert Mike Barnes.

While they last, this is over 40% off the regular price!

This bootleg is simultaneously much more and much less than it appears to be.

First the good news: The opening 9 tracks are from the Avalon Ballroon, 1966. 4 of these tracks....

This is a nicely remastered reissue of the very first album by Captain Beefheart, which was originally released on Buddha in 1967. Also included are 7 bonus tracks from the unreleased second album from the Mirror Man sessions that were later re-recorded and used on Strictly Personal.

"With [Ry} Cooder supervising the music, the sessions proceeded more or less smoothly...Overall the music is still blues-based and almost commercial, but several of the cuts point to future directions, especially...

This is a nicely remastered reissue of the second album by Captain Beefheart to be recorded, in 1967, but which was not released until at least 5-6 years later, with misleading dates and information (no, it was not recorded at a band rehearsal one night in 1965, thank you very much!). Also included are 5 tracks from the unreleased second album from the Mirror Man sessions that were later re-recorded and used on Strictly Personal. Hence the name change to The Mirror Man sessions, as this comes as close...

This was the next to last Beefheart album and is an excellent late period one.
This is the version of the band that toured the heaviest - I saw them 12/2/80 on their final tour and they were excellent - and even appeared on Saturday Night Live in the late 70's! Some great stuff on this one.
Includes a nice essay by fan and expert Mike Barnes.

Yes, this is really only $7.00 now. While our limited supply lasts! Any and every Captain Beefheart fan should own this at this price. Period.

ATTENTION! ATTENTION! Unbelievable ARCHIVAL TREASURE alert! This 30' long DVD contains every scrap of material that exists in the archives of Beat Club/Radio Bremen, from the Magic Band's April 12, 1972 performance, which resulted only in one song ever broadcast - no one ever saw the remaining 25' or even suspected that anything else existed!...