Mega Blowout Sale

Herbie Hancock-piano
Wayne Shorter-sax
Ron Carter-double bass
Tony Williams-drums
Freddie Hubbard-trumpet
V.S.O.P was Miles Davis' legendary 60s unit without Miles and with Freddie Hubbard filling in. Exactly what you would expect but also exactly as good as you would expect!

"With the cheers and huzzahs from their 1976 one-off reunion still resounding, the reconstituted Miles Davis Quintet minus Miles went on the road in 1977, spreading their 1965-vintage gospel according

Shortly after releasing World Record and doing a big tour, including their only show in the USA, Hugh Banton couldn't take any more of the life on the poverty road, and resigned. Thus begins mk. III of the band, whereby they drop "Generator" from their...

"The third studio release since VDGG came back from their 30 year slumber. This one is quite different, as it is a selection of experiments and improvisations.
As Peter says, "Most of the music on "ALT” was made while we weren't really looking, or perhaps only while the left side of our collective brain was engaged. The album is a mixture of improvisations recorded at sound checks and in the studio and more considered sonic creations which often verge on Musique Concrete".
The fourteen pieces...

Now here's something exciting! The Trisector trio of Hugh Banton, Guy Evans and Peter Hammill performing an almost 2 hour concert with a great set-list in front of a tremendously enthusiastic crowd on April 14, 2007, all captured professionally...

"In June 2013, Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton and Guy Evans took to the road in Europe to present a series of live concerts that featured a set list that excited devotees of Van Der Graaf Generator like no other for many years. The band had decided the time was right to present their epic classic piece "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers" in its entirety on stage for the first time, along with Peter Hammill's equally epic "Flight". As the centrepieces of the band's live set, a series of wonderful concerts took...

Very good, second and early Peter Hammill and band release on their second under the VDGG name, even though the first was more of a solo Hammill album than truly a band disc.
With this one, the band is in place (Nic Potter, David Jackson, Hugh Banton and Guy Evans) and the sound is there.
For this reissue, noted reissue supervisor Mark Powell has enlisted Peter Hammill's help and they have dug deep into the vaults to come up with bonus tracks (Boat of Millions of Years and the single version of...

"Edgard Varese, Igor Stravinsky, Claude Debussy; the most influential musicans of the 20th century, each were composers of genius; innovators of daring and courage, whose work also had a great deal of influence in musical genres outside of the....

"A collection of 62 classic radio spots promoting the sales of everything from etiquette advice from Mitch Ryder (minus the Detroit Wheels) to Hormel Weiners to a Troggs beer commercial. Acid flashbacks without the acid."
Psychedelic Ad - Psychedelic Circus
Jefferson Airplane - White Levis Jefferson Airplane
Psychedelic Ad - Lee Jeans commercial
Psychedelic Ad - The Living Eye
Psychedelic Ad - The Hippie Revolt
Psychedelic Ad - Psychedelic Cola Commercial...

"For some reason these great GotTs psych comps are not well known or reviewed. they may be the best ever in the realm of Pebbles, Boulders, Rubble etc., as these focus on the harder and more tripped out edge of the realm. The music on here is well...

This is a fabulous compilation of swing jazz and big and small band blues & boogie, from 1936-1945, presented to highlight how this music blended with other American music and influenced and partially led to rock 'n' roll.
If you dig this sort of thing, this is nearly 80' of historic and fabulous sounds!

"Nearly 80 minutes of vintage music recorded between 1935 and 1945 and featuring some of the great names of jazz, blues and boogie woogie. The quality of the sound is generally good, given...

"Keystone works from the various streams of musique concrete, electronic music, soundscape, electroacoustics and plunderphonics - including two masterworks from Eastern Europe, a territory traditionally overlooked in collections of this medium.
This is the classic collection of Contemporary, Concrete, Tapeworked and Processed works - and an indispensable survey of a crucial field:
It comprises: John Oswald's 'Parade', a complex work drawn and extended from Satie's celebrated ballet composition...

IF you are attuned to it, there is a huge wealth of great, American 'roots' music from all cultures that took place and was recorded before the 2nd world war.
Don't worry about genre distinctions; I think of this stuff as 'genuine old timey music' and find a lot of listen to and enjoy regardless of genre categorization; it's mostly rural and it's all very, very genuine.

Disc: 1
1. Crazy Blues - Mamie Smith & her Jazz Hounds
2. Rambler Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson ...

Proto spiritual jazz, kozmigroov and some suprises that don’t fit in those boxes from this fine label that was, in some ways, the successor to Impulse.

“Flying Dutchman, the brainchild of the famous writer/producer Bob Thiele, was one of the most innovative jazz labels to emerge in the late sixties/early seventies. The roster was wide and varied, but had a common theme: quality. The music had an edge to it that was complemented by the well-designed gatefold sleeves with comprehensive notes. The...

This has a lot of interesting music, but is probably most of interest to Waysiders for nearly 20' of the great collaboration between Tom Waits at his most 'out', The Kronos Quartet and Greg Cohen, as well as 8' of Philip Glass and Foday Musa Suso.

"This once in a lifetime event gathered musicians from wildly different backgrounds in a benefit for Richard Gere's Healing The Divide Foundation. Recorded live at Lincoln Center in NY, this CD features transcendental performances from Tibet's Gyuto...

The roots of 'Brit-jazz' are right here. Conditionally recommended!

"First released in May 1961 as a (slightly premature) 10th Anniversary celebration of the famous Soho jazz venue. Founded in 1952, the Flamingo in Wardour Street played host to..

The soundtrack to one of the greatest jazz feature films ever made. Filmed over the four days of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. This CD reissue features 16 inspired and very musically diverse performances, especially for a ‘jazz festival’ programmed in 1958, which makes it all the more of a wonderful time capsule 60 years later! And Anita! And her hat!

1. Train and the River - The Jimmy Giuffre Trio
2. Blue Monk - Thelonious Monk
3. Loose Walk - Sonny Stitt
4. Sweet Georgia Brown...

"This wonderful, boxed set sampler of the cream of the BYG/Actuel catalogue 1969-1971 is a must have purchase if you have any memories of the sixties when any man in a grey flannel suit MUST be a suspect complicit in some government policy intent on enslaving ordinary workers, bombing some faraway country or colluding in a corrupt Wall Street trade.

Hence, Don Cherry adorning the cover of this release in propeller beanie, welder's goggles and leather windcheater had an impeccable image as...

"2011 collection, a companion album to the book Journey To A Plugged In State Of Mind, an introduction to 100 years of Electronic Music. This release traces the early experiments in sound of Herbert Eimert, Bruno Maderna, Karel Goeyvaert and Pierre...

Great collection of wonderful progressive folk and folk rock from the late 60s and early 70s from the Island label. If you don't know this scene, this is a fabulous way to check out a bunch of great bands at a stupid-low price.

"When visionary...

"A diverse roster of recording artists - spanning half a century between the oldest and youngest - have contributed contemporary interpretations of traditional English songs to a new album released as a companion piece to The Folk Handbook: Working With Songs From The English Tradition.
This album compiles 17 songs from the book in performances all but one of which have been recorded in recent years; many have been recorded specially for this album and thus are unavailable elsewhere."...

1 –Emma Myldenberger Ala Dalona 6:06
2 –Joy Unlimited Question 4:30
3 –P₂O₅ Hangman 4:20
4 –Faithful Breath Back On My Hill 5:38
5 –Out Of Focus Where Is Your Home Town 8:56
6 –Aqua (9) Bolero 5:24
7 –Sun (13) Neulich In Spanien 4:51
8 –Gravestone Summer 79 10:27
9 –Pancake (3) Arctic Ocean 9:26

1 –Joy Unlimited Bacchanal 4:21
2 –Os Mundi Waber Waber 6:43
3 –Gurnemanz To His Love 4:51
4 –Embryo (3) Ouverture Marimbasaz 7:09
5 –Emtidi Flutepiece 7:20
6 –Ibliss Athir 9:03
7 –Necronomicon The Donkey 6:48
8 –Radio Noisz Ensemble Serenade Central 7:40
9 –Action Hell Track 12:12

1 –Tetragon Snowstorm 7:50
2 –Xhol Surrealistic Scenery 12:11
3 –Yggdrasil Lizzy's Song 4:40
4 –Zoppo Trump Wellengang 6:46
5 –Radio Noisz Ensemble Circkus Minor 3:58
6 –Guru Guru Das Zwickmaschinchen 6:22
7 –Embryo Dance Of Some Broken Glasses 9:01
8 –Sündenfall II Montpellier 3:18
9 –Surgery Intro 4:47

1 –Virus - Mankind, Where Do You Go To? 5:00 2 –Panko - Teppich (Hutzel Perpa) 5:10 3 –Embryo - Tiflis 5:58 4 –Sunbirds - My Dear Groovin 4:09 5 –Gäa - Welt Im Dunkel 7:05 6 –Missus Beastly - Space Guerilla 10:50 7 –Exponent - Thoughts 6:33 8 –Reaktor 4 - Kassiopeia 7:52 9 –Gila - Kollektivität 6:40

The ReR Quarterly was a series run by Chris Cutler and ReR in the middle / late 80s that included a vinyl lp and large magazine bundled together. It featured interesting articles - some quite in depth - about music and sound and art and music that 'related'.
Basically it was the sort of thing that was really fun and really handsome and that the internet killed off completely
This CD features some of the things featured on the first volume (4 issues) of the quarterly.
Included are...

For over 40 years, amazing electric music has been coming out of the Africa, influenced by rock and r'n'b from the west, but completely made unique by the various cultures of this large and diverse continent.
This is a great sampler for folks who don't own any African pop or don't own very much of it and want to learn more. There's some major talent here.

Disc: 1
1. Kala Djula - Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate
2. Me Kyin Kyin - Konkoma
3. Nga Nga - Ebo Taylor...

Thirty early, cross-over soul hits from great masters both known and forgotten. This is a tremendous bargain.
1. The Isley Brothers - Shout (Part 1)
2. Ray Charles - What'd I Say (Part 1)
3. Jackie Wilson - That's Why (I Love You So)...

A great collection of rockin', rompin' music from 1944-1953, a decade that saw the seeds of R'n'B and rock 'n' roll planted. Personally recommended; this is a great party album.

"Subtitled "Screamin' R & B Saxmen, Broadway Be Bop, Uptown Doo...

This is a fabulous compilation of country blues and country swing, from 1936-1944, presented to highlight how this music blended with other American music and influenced and partially led to rock 'n' roll.
If you dig this sort of thing, this is 70' of historic and fabulous sounds!
1. If You Can't Take Five Take Two
Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies
2. Sugar
Cliff Bruner
3. Rackin' It Back
Texas Wanderers
4. Daddy's Got the Deep Elm Blues
Jimmie Revard...

This is a fabulous compilation of western swing, from 1936-1944, presented to highlight how this music blended with other American music and influenced and partially led to rock 'n' roll.
If you dig this sort of thing, this is 75' of historic and fabulous sounds!

"This will appeal to fans of jazz and swing as wel las fans of hillbilly boogie and rockabilly. The music is consistently stompin' for jitterbug, lindy hop, or jive dancers. the msuic is creative jazz and swingin' for swing and...

"Chicago was awash in independent record labels during the late 50's and early 60's, all hoping to challenge Chess and Vee-Jay. Profile Records landed a national hit with Junior Wells' Little By Little . The label debuted in 1958 with pop crooner...

The early 1980s seemingly weren't a great time for creative music. Punk had come, swept away all the old (both good and bad - they didn't care!) and had mostly self-destructed by then, leaving the generally less interesting 'new wave' and all its subsets, all of which seemed to be made to get people to dress up 'creatively' and go out, snort cocaine and dance ('punk disco', my wife called it then). While there *were* a few exciting signs if you knew where to look for it, for the most part the collision...

"Composing legends Jerry Leiber (1933-2011) & Mike Stoller ("Hound Dog", "Kansas City", "Jailhouse Rock" to name a few through and beyond Peggy Lee's classic Grammy Award winning "Is That All There Is?") brilliant sixties label comes to life in this exciting "The Red Bird Story", filled with wondrous classic hits like "Remember (Walkin' In The Sand), "Chapel Of Love", "The Boy From New York City", "Take Me For A Little While", "New York's A Lonely Town", "I Wanna Love Him So Bad", "Leader Of The Pack" &...

This is the real deal; 100 sides from perhaps the greatest rockabilly and Americana roots label of all time, from 1955-1957.
Many big and unknown names: Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Slim Rhodes, Warren Smith, Jack Earls, Barbara Pittman, Glenn Honeycutt, Billy Riley, Jerry Lee Lewis, etc etc etc etc.

"A 4-CD clambox set celebrating the pioneering black label from Chicago. With doo-wop, jazz, blues, r'n'b, soul, rock,'n'roll and pop, the 115 tracks included from 1954 to 1966 feature such stars as John Lee Hooker, The Staple Singers, Little Richard, Jimmy Reed and the Spaniels. Includes an authoritative 40 page booklet."

1-1 –The Spaniels Baby It's You 2:31
1-2 –Jimmy Reed I Found My Baby 2:45
1-3 –The Spaniels Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight 2:40
1-4 –Floyd Jones...

"Live at Carnegie Hall captures Stevie Ray Vaughan on the supporting tour for his second album, 1984's Couldn't Stand the Weather. The Carnegie Hall concert was a special show, since it was the only time Vaughan and Double Trouble added the brass section from Roomful of Blues to augment their sound; in addition, the concert featured guest appearances from Stevie's brother Jimmie and Dr. John. There might have been more musicians than usual on-stage, but Stevie Ray remains the center of attention, and...

"Stevie Ray Vaughan's second album, Couldn't Stand the Weather, pretty much did everything a second album should do: it confirmed that the acclaimed debut was no fluke, while matching, if not bettering, the sales of its predecessor, thereby cementing Vaughan's status as a giant of modern blues. So why does it feel like a letdown? Perhaps because it simply offers more of the same, all the while relying heavily on covers. Of the eight songs, half are covers, while two of his four originals are...

His last album released in his lifetime and some consider it his best!

"Live Alive is a magnificent double-length showcase for Stevie Ray Vaughan's guitar playing, featuring a number of extended jams on a selection of most of the best material from Vaughan's first three albums, plus covers of "Willie the Wimp," "I'm Leaving You (Commit a Crime)," and Stevie Wonder's "Superstition." The album may not be exceptionally tight or concise, but then again, that's not the point. The renditions here sound less polished than the studio versions, with Vaughan's guitar tone bitingly...

"It's hard to overestimate the impact Stevie Ray Vaughan's debut, Texas Flood, had upon its release in 1983. At that point, blues was no longer hip, the way it was in the '60s. Texas Flood changed all that, climbing into the Top 40 and spending over half a year on the charts, which was practically unheard of for a blues recording. Vaughan became a genuine star and, in doing so, sparked a revitalization of the blues. This was a monumental impact, but his critics claimed that, no matter how prodigious...

“One would be hard-pressed to name a rock album whose influence has been as broad and pervasive as The Velvet Underground & Nico. While it reportedly took over a decade for the album's sales to crack six figures, glam, punk, new wave, goth, noise, and nearly every other left-of-center rock movement owes an audible debt to this set. While The Velvet Underground had as distinctive a sound as any band, what's most surprising about this album is its diversity. Here, the Velvets dipped their toes into dreamy..

Bob Drake: drums, bass, backing vocals, tapes, viola
Susanne Lewis: vocals, guitar, viola, accordion, synths

Venus Handcuffs is an early, pre-Hail project by Bob Drake and Susanne Lewis, both of whom were working in Thinking Plague at the time they were also simultaneously doing this duo work.

"Referred to as "a cross between Throbbing Gristle and Nick Cave" during the band's lifetime, Venus Handcuffs got their start in the ranks of Colorado's most far-reaching band, Thinking...

A fantastic record ignored.
"Simon! Let's drop the price 60% and make them go away so I don't have to think about all the mistakes I make here and you don't either!"
"OK - good idea!"

Viscera Crash are a quintet of two cellos and two..

"This tenth recording from the now legendary quartet reminds listeners that, while smooth jazz often gets better press, there are still fans of honest to God inventive electric fusion who will eat up this type of powerfully rocking and energetic project. Bassist Baron Browne joined the core trio of Steve Smith (drums), Frank Gambale (guitar), and Tom Coster (keyboards) in 1998, and provides a rollicking bouncy energy throughout on tunes like the feisty Herbie Hancock ode "Soul Principle" and the '60s...

“Perhaps Tom Waits' most cohesive album, Bone Machine is a morbid, sinister nightmare, one that applied the quirks of his experimental '80s classics to stunningly evocative -- and often harrowing -- effect. In keeping with the title's grotesque image of the human body, Bone Machine is obsessed with decay and mortality, the ease with which earthly existence can be destroyed. The arrangements are accordingly stripped of all excess flesh; the very few, often non-traditional instruments float in distinct...

Certainly one of the pillars of Tom Waits’ work, this finds him right in the middle of his great, ‘weirdo’ period [and he was and always will be a ‘weirdo’ anyway!], seemingly hugely infuenced by Captain Beefheart, circus music, drunk lounge acts and Brecht, and using weird juxtapositions of instruments such as electric guitar, pump organ, baritone horn and massed reeds/brass along with the singing.
Pretty damn great stuff! Period.

I recently watched Down By Law, a great film by Jim Jarmusch, which stars Tom Waits and his buddy John Lurie from The Lounge Lizards. Waits' "Jockey Full Of Bourbon" is the music in the opening scene, and it reminded me to revisit this album. We were able to get some copies for a low price, so here it is...

"With its jarring rhythms and unusual instrumentation -- marimba, accordion, various percussion -- as well as its frequently surreal lyrics, Rain Dogs is very much a follow-up to...

"Tom Waits, as usual, has produced another classic. It should be noted, however, that "Real Gone" is a really gritty, avant-garde effort. The sonic texture of the album is akin to some of the tunes on "Bone Machine" with a tinge of the sweaty grit of...

"Remastered edition of RICK WAKEMAN’s 2003 live album with the New English Rock Ensemble, “In the Nick of Time”. Featuring a band comprising ASHLEY HOLT (vocals), ANT GLYNNE (Guitars), LEE POMEROY (Bass), TONY FERNANDEZ (Drums) and ERIK JORDAN (Additional Keyboards) ‘In the Nick of Time’ was an excellent live album that saw Rick and his band perform many classic tracks such as ‘No Earthly Connection’, ‘Catherine Parr’, ‘White Rock’ and ‘Wurm’, alongside the title track from the recently recorded album...

If you didn’t know anything about this album, you would probably associate it with one of the series of albums released on/associated with the composers featured on INA/GRM or a musique concrete tape composer of the late 50s....

“I think there are a lot of people who associate my musical output with either gutbusting displays of extroversion or blistering virtuosic overload. With “Curses”, I wanted to deal more with pure sound and timbre more than I usually do. Of course, I cannot help but to go...