Mega Blowout Sale

"2016 archive collection or rare recordings from the British rocker best known for his flamboyant theatrical performances, powerful wide-ranging operatic voice and his 1968 #1 hit "Fire". Brown has been lead singer of various groups, most notably The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Kingdom Come, followed by a varied solo career as well as associations with Hawkwind, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Klaus Schulze, and Frank Zappa. Though Brown has had limited commercial success, he has been a significant influence...

"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 the first ever CD release of the 1973 album by the legendary lyricist, poet and musician Pete Brown.
Famed for his lyrical contributions to the music of Jack Bruce, both for Cream and for Bruce’s solo work, and also as a Poet and performer in his own right, Pete Brown rightly stands as one of the legendary figures of the Beat and Rock Generation of the 1960s and 70s.
Following his work with the band Piblokto! and with musician Graham Bond, he recorded "THE NOT FORGOTTEN ASSOCIATION”..

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...

While they last, this amazing set is $11.00 off the regular price!

Hot damn! This is 3 full discs of Jack's BBC recordings, most of which have not be legitimately released before! You get: (the incredible) 9/18/71 show done for the Harmony Row tour with Jack, Graham Bond, Chris Spedding, Art Themen and John Marshall, the 8/10/71 and 6/26/78 sessions with Jack, John Surman and Jon Hiseman, the BBC TV show by the Bruce/Carla Bley band from 6/6/75 and the 4/14/77 session by Jack, Hughie Burns

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, and then nothing. But we can play this and remember what might have been/should have been a long-term band!

"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,...

I don't know why this great band lasted such a short time - they made a studio disc (this) and then did some touring (I saw one of the shows and it was great) and then nothing. But we can play this and remember what might have been/should have been a long-term band!

"Bill Bruford and Tony Levin were the mainstays of the 1980s and 1990s King Crimson, one of rock's most consistently creative groups, and together are among the best rhythm sections in rock music. They played with David Torn on Torn's..

This 1977 release was the first release by Bill’s jazz outfit that, with varying personnel, saw the majority of his work for 30 years!

“When Bill Bruford issued the first Earthworks album, it was the freshest thing in jazz in a decade: fun, lively, modern. Today it sounds occasionally dated but still wears well, due to the strength of the compositions. This is my second copy so I am not disappointed, but then I am more likely to listen to rock music than jazz, so I'm not put off hearing aspects...

Percussionist Bill Bruford (best known for his work with King Crimson) and pianist Michiel Borstlap (who has collaborated with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock) stretch the boundaries of both jazz and progressive rock in this concert video, recorded during a pair of 2002 performances in Holland. Bill Bruford/Michiel Borstlap: In Concert in Holland features these master musicians improvising on a set of 12 songs; selections include &Game of Chess," &"Two Left Shoes," &"Peacock Strut," &"Mister B.B.,"...

"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...

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...

"Digitally remastered edition of this 1974 album from the groundbreaking Alt-Rock icon and former co-leader of the Velvet Underground. Comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. This solo album was released in 1974, six years after John Cale left the foundational punk band he cofounded, the Velvet Underground. It's moody ballads and edgy pop tunes include such standout tracks as "Ship of Fools" and the album's title track."

"Helen of Troy is a collection of adventurous musical compositions by John Cale that probe the border between pop and avant garde art song. Phil Collins joins Cale's backing ensemble that also includes Brian Eno and Chris Spedding."

Digitally remastered edition of this 1975 album from the groundbreaking Alt-Rock icon and former co-leader of the Velvet Underground. Comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. John Cale teamed up with several luminary British art rockers on the 1975 album Slow Dazzle that ranges from classic rock and roll on tracks like "Guts" and "Dirty Ass Rock 'N' Roll" to his chilling, gothic version of "Heartbreak Hotel."

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...

The Camberwell Now were led by Charles Hayward, the drumming/vocalist mastermind behind This Heat, and was the band that he formed immediately after This Heat broke up.
They were released an album and 2 EPs in their lifetime, and this includes all of them in complete, chronological form, plus a track from a sampler.
Their sound was very informed by the This Heat esthetic, with more creative usages of drones than before and some incredible basswork.
While they didn't always quite...

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...

Superb, newly remastered edition of this classic progressive album that features liner notes by Mark Powell, bonus tracks and excellent remastering. Basically these records have been given the same excellent job that Decca gave to the Caravan catalog b...

Neil Campbell (classical and acoustic guitars, bass guitar, harpsichord, harmonium, synthesizer, glockenspiel, baby vibes, wind chimes, sea drum, shouts and handclaps)
Jon Lawton (percussion programming, shakers and handclaps)
Laurence Cocchiara (violins)
Helen Maher (accordion on track 10)


Lovely and engaging, very orchestral progressive music featuring Neil's classical and acoustic guitars with a full band sound.
We've carried Neil's work for years and he always does...

"CVB's self-titled third album generally differs little from II & III, continuing the blend of wistfully weird lyrics, any number of musical touches from all over the map and good-time vibes. The opening "Good Guys & Bad Guys" proves that much, with reggae, folk, country and more stewed together as Lowery plaintively sings about lawyers and the people in Russia and the like. From there on in it's another collection of generally short and generally fun ditties, but with a few more tweaks here and there...

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...

This is a repackaging of disc two - one of the discs of great stuff from the now long out of print Grow Fins box set, so it's utterly worthless if you own that and really good and worthwhile (and quite good sounding for 50 year old unreleased recordings) if you don't!

1 Electricity (1968 Live) 3: 42
2 Sure Nuff N Yes I Do (1968 Live) 2:57
recorded live at MIDEM Pop Festival, Cannes beach, France.

3 Rollin N Tumblin (1968 Live) 11:08
4 Electricity (1968 Live) 3:54

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 is a bootleg repackaging of disc three and the audio portion of disc four from the now long out of print Grow Fins box set, so it's utterly worthless if you own that and really good and worthwhile and utterly revelatory if you don't!
This is the Magic Band, sans Don, at the first sessions for Trout Mask, which were recorded at the Woodland Hills house they lived and practiced in, running through their repertoire which, along with a few other recordings, ended up as Trout Mask Replica...

This is a bootleg repackaging of the first disc (the earliest material) from the now long out of print Grow Fins box set, so it's utterly worthless if you own that and really good and worthwhile and utterly revelatory if you don't!
1 Obeah Man (1965 Demo)
2 Just Got Back from the City (1966 Demo)
3 I'm Glad (1966 Demo)
4 Triple Combination (1966 Demo)
5 Here I Am Always I Am (Early 1966 Demo)
6 Here I Am Always I Am (Late 1966 Demo)
7 Somebody in My House (1966 Live)...

"This is the powerful film of the sold out London Astoria concert which marked the return of Jan Schelhaas to the Caravan lineup. With Jan back in the band, the band recalled the halycon days of Blind Dog At St. Dunstans and Better By Far."

Over 50% off the regular price!
2003 release by Caravan, who consisted of: Doug Boyle, Geoffrey Richardson, Jim Leverton, Richard Coughlan, Pye Hastings and Jan Schelhaas, with guest shots by Dave Sinclair and Jimmy Hastings.
This is in keeping with Caravan's last few albums, which means it is more intelligent pop songs with some Canterbury/progressive leanings, as opposed to being a Canterbury/progressive album. Having said that, there are a few really great moments here...

Essential, sometimes hair-raising, old time Americana. Deep digging into the 'old weird Amerca' archives and some deep listening.

"These tracks were laid down in 1935 and 1940, mostly re-recordings of their first hits from 1927-34 with a different record company. So the trio had more confidence in their talents, but perhaps less spirit, as another reviewer noted. Recording quality is a tad better than the earlier stuff, as another reviewer mentioned. But if you only want one Carter CD for your...

"Cartwright continues to astound...altogether foot-stomping and gregariously festive...but then again, we wouldn't expect anything less (5/5 stars)!"-All About Jazz

This is the second solo release by composer/saxophonist George Cartwright, best known as the leader of Curlew.
The Memphis Years pays tribute to Cartwright's five-year involvement in Memphis' well known music scene, and features some of that city's best musicians.
Cartwright collaborates with noted lyricist Paul Haines...

A nice collection of unreleased live and studio recordings from the very exciting post-Henry Cow band of Chris Cutler. This is all the 'extras' from the Cassiber box without any of the previously released material.

"Cassiber (phonetically: 'a message smuggled out of prison') crashed like a locomotive into the 'Deutsche Neue Welle.' Founded by Heiner Goebbels, Alfred Harth, Christoph Anders, and Chris Cutler (his first major project after News From Babel), Cassiber managed to fuse materials and...

A very great collection of unreleased live and studio recordings from the very exciting post-Henry Cow band of Chris Cutler.

"Cassiber (phonetically: 'a message smuggled out of prison') crashed like a locomotive into the 'Deutsche Neue Welle.'
Founded by Heiner Goebbels, Alfred Harth, Christoph Anders, and Chris Cutler (his first major project after News From Babel), Cassiber managed to fuse materials and attitudes drawn from experimental rock, fringe jazz, punk, pop, plunderphonics...

"This, the Chambers Brothers' coming-of-age record, was a well-timed and even better executed exercise in modern record-making. The brothers had recorded several excellent gospel-folk sides on a few labels (including CBS) in the mid-'60s. They were darlings of the folk set, and even sang backup on a few unreleased Bob Dylan sessions in 1965.
By 1967, they were at loose ends. Having demoed a slightly demented song that year called "Time Has Come Today," the group entered the studio with producer...

This is two great late 60s / early 70s from Don Cherry and associates, featuring some great photos and notes.
CD 1 is both parts of Mu, recorded as a duo by Don and Ed Blackwell (originally released as two separate albums on the BYG / Actuel series - in fact, the 1st part was Actuel 1 - but both here complete!).
These relatively early duos between Don moving from instrument to instrument as the piece progresses and Ed Blackwell on drums have a singular and strong charm. Superb and recommended!

This 1976 abum typifies all that was good and bad about fusion music by the mid 1970s. Stanley's chops are beyond belief and there is some good performances here - really good. There's also some fairly poor musical choices in a couple of spots. But the...

This was the second solo album by the Return to Forever bassist, released in 1974 when RTF were in their prime/peak. It's an all-star cast of young, hot, fusion kids playing their socks off: Stanley, Tony Williams (drums), Jan Hammer (keyboards)...

This is a return to the heavy, great, fusion work that gave Stanley his name in the first place. MUCH better than anything else he has done under his own name for 30 years!

"It has been somewhat of a frustrating run for fans of uber-bassist Stanley Clarke's legendary, genre-defining '70s work. After establishing himself as the world's premier four-string jazz-rock maestro with his work in Return to Forever and solo albums such as School Days, Clarke altered his focus by churning out middling...

Classic 70s spacey/symphonic rock albums which features leader Cyrille Verdeux's keyboards. Here we get Didier Lockwood, Didier Malherbe, & more. This was their final release of the 70s.

Clive Palmer was only in the Incredible String Band for one album before departing, and to most rock and folk fans vanished off the radar screen after leaving the ISB. However, the guitarist-singer did surface in the early 1970s as the leader of C.O.B., an acronym for Clive's Original Band. On their first album, Spirit of Love (1971, CBS), the C.O.B. trio was completed by multi-instrumentalists and singers John Bidwell and Mick Bennett, with some other musicians (including Ralph McTell) lending a hand on...

"Following the international success of his innovative album The Art of Three, master drummer Billy Cobham came up with another winning project recorded at Real World Studios, UK. One of Cobham's great gifts is his flair for innovation, always within the context of authentic jazz criteria. His new album for IN+OUT is a logical and stimulating progression from his much-acclaimed trio project. Featuring outstanding musicians from the US and UK, playing in exclusively acoustic mode, Art of Five presents...