Mega Blowout Sale

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)...

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This title has been remastered from the original master tapes. This is the band's previously very hard to find debut from 1968, featuring the classic lineup (Dave Sinclair, Richard Sinclair, Pye Hasting, Richard Coughlin + Jimmy Hastings). It has their usual sound with a more psychedelic air. And fairly unbelievably dated sound effects as well! Includes both the stereo and mono versions of the album complete (some serious sonic differences, as...

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...

“Fiddler, singer and songwriter Eliza Carthy, inheritor of the mightiest musical genes in all of England (her father is folk legend Martin Carthy, her mother the equally legendary singer Norma Waterson), has always exhibited a wonderfully healthy willingness to break out of the folk music ghetto without ever feeling the need to turn her back on it entirely, and this album sees her really coming into her own as an artist. Songs like the blues-rocking "Follow the Dollar" and the soulful, almost trip-hoppy...

“If the English folk revival of the 1960s had a single "father" and guiding spirit, then Martin Carthy was it. Carthy's influence transcends his abilities, formidable though those are -- apart from being one of the most talented acoustic guitarists, mandolinists, and general multi-instrumentalists working the folk clubs in the 1960s, he was also a powerful singer with no pretensions or affectations, and was an even more prodigious arranger and editor, with an excellent ear for traditional compositions....

The pairing of Carthy/Swarbrick was one of the greatest duos (maybe the greatest) in British folk. A classic.

“Fans of Fairport Convention or Steeleye Span will find the clean, stripped down, spirited performances here a revelation: The beautiful, original "Lord of the Dance" (which transforms the Shaker hymn "Simple Gifts" into something wonderful in its own right), a delightfully ominous reading of "The White Hare," a lively "Banks of Sweet Primroses" (which, in various forms, became part of...

"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...

Totally cool-o-matic early rockabilly with Johnny and his original group. Surprisingly very good sound from these over 60 year old broadcasts!!

“Johnny Cash is a hugely celebrated, enigmatic figure in American roots music and one whose legacy continues to thrive and influence millions worldwide. His roots are well documented as is his lengthy career, but his early work with guitarist Luther Perkins and bassist Marshall Grant is not so widely acknowledged. In particular, their early appearances...

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...

Charity Chan (piano)
Peter Evans (trumpet
) Tom Blancarte (bass)
Weasel Walter (drums)

Part of the great appeal of improvised music and free jazz is having the potential opportunity and context to hear musicians push themselves as far as possible musically and/or technically. This volcanic New York City-based quartet takes full advantage of this situation by pushing themselves to extremes. Extremities of speed, articulation, interplay, dynamics, structure, timbre and counterpoint...

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...

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...

James Williams-piano
Donald Harrison-alto sax
Ron Carter-bass
Billy Cobham-drums
Really a great acoustic band assembled by BC for this one!

"With a compelling mixture of enduring standards and imaginative originals, this all-star quartet establishes itself, in Billy Cobham's words, ''as a uniquely unified musical force.'' Billy considers jazz musicians to be the most flexible instrumentalists in the Western hemisphere and says, To witness that musical flexibility, one just has t

"Having made landmark recordings with Miles Davis, formed pioneering fusion bands Dreams and Mahavishnu Orchestra, and made several fine solo albums, by 1978 Billy Cobham was firmly established as one of the world's leading jazz-rock drummers. This superb set was taped for radio broadcast by WXRT-FM at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, on March 4, 1978, and finds him supported by his recently formed Magic Band, consisting of Charles Singleton (sax, reeds, guitar), Ray Mouton (guitar), Alvin Batiste...

"Billy Cobham's multicultural band strengthens its reputation as an exciting fusion group, impressing with powerful jazz-rock elements as well as more intimate, ethnic-colored sounds. The mix, done in Peter Gabriel's Real World studios, has undoubtedly contributed to the powerful global appeal of this new production."

"Billy Cobham's first fusion recording for IN+OUT, available for the first time in the US! Culture Mix is a celebration of the universality of jazz. This is a dynamic and refreshingly original combo, whose members each hail from a different country, and the standard of musicianship and imaginative improvisation is at the highest level. Features 10 refreshingly conceived original compositions, played with intense commitment and flair. A must-have for all Billy Cobham fans."

With Jon Hiseman, Chris Farlowe, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Clem Clempson, Dave Greenslade and Mark Clarke.

"In spite of Jon Hiseman's reluctance to reform Colosseum, in the early nineties, the spate of band reissues generated new interest in the band. Whilst on tour in Germany, Hiseman was encouraged to rethink, & a debut reunion concert was arranged in October, 1994."

Jon Hiseman-drums
Clem Clempson-guitar / vocals
Dick Heckstall-Smith-saxes
Dave Greenslade-keyboard / vibes
Chris Farlowe-vocals

"Despite many requests from fans and promoters over the last 20 years, I never seriously considered reforming the original Colosseum. But the release of all the albums on CD in the early 90's was very successful and generated a lot of new interest in the band. When Dave, Dick, Clem and Chris ganged up on me in 1993 it became clear that there was no...

Colour Haze are a great, mostly instrumental, German guitar/bass/drums psychedelic trio. This is a reissue of the group's long out of print first album, originally released in 2001. The sound here is rawer and more guitar-y psychedelic than later, but...

A iconic mid 60s John Coltrane album that deserves every singe gram of eminence it has gained in 55 years and counting. If you don't own it, this is a must. Period.

"One of the most important records ever made, John Coltrane's A Love Supreme was his pinnacle studio outing, that at once compiled all of the innovations from his past, spoke to the current of deep spirituality that liberated him from addictions to drugs and alcohol, and glimpsed at the future innovations of his final two and a half...

“You don't have to be a jazz fan at all to adore this (I'm not); if you're into Mission of Burma, The Stooges, or any other music that pins the intensity level to 10 and leaves it there, you have to give this a try. Your life may change, too.”-Eric Van

When I was a kid, trying to teach myself about ‘avant garde music’, one of the things I did was check out the local library.
The Wheaton Library had a number of ‘modern’ recordings (vinyl records – this was 1971-1972) that I checked out...

John Coltrane – soprano and tenor sax
Eric Dolphy – alto saxophone, flute (tracks 1-3)
McCoy Tyner – piano
Jimmy Garrison – bass
Elvin Jones – drums

CLASSIC 40’ broadcast from Birdland in NYC with Dolphy from February 10, 1962 and a bonus 10’ track without Eric from June 2.
Quite good sound for what this is, and exquisite music; you can never have too much Eric Dolphy in your life and the rest of the band comes a very close second!

“Recorded live on Coltrane's only Japanese tour in July 1966 at two Tokyo venues, Shinjuku Kosei Nenkin Hall and Sankei Hall, it is taken from mono radio broadcasts. It is notable for the presence of alto saxophone, played both by Coltrane and Sanders. By this point in his career, Coltrane was firmly enmeshed into the avant-garde style of Jazz. Sanders, who was an innovator of Free Jazz, influenced Coltrane's playing through his technical use of over-blowing and fierce vibrations of the reed, and this...

"John Coltrane's Crescent from the spring of 1964 is an epic album, showing his meditative side that would serve as a perfect prelude to his immortal work A Love Supreme. His finest quartet with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones supports the somewhat softer side of Coltrane, and while not completely in ballad style, the focus and accessible tone of this recording work wonders for anyone willing to sit back and let this music enrich and wash over you. While not quite at the "sheets of sound"...

Fine compilation of his Atlantic work; I mean, he deserves a 5 CD box, but if you want to hear a good sampling of his 1959-1962 era work, this is a fine set....

“This set documents the four-night stand by John Coltrane (sax) and his quintet at the Village Vanguard in New York City, November 1 -- 5, 1961.
Coltrane is accompanied by an all-star ensemble of Eric Dolphy (alto sax/bass clarinet), Garvin Bushell (oboe/contrabassoon), Ahmed Abdul-Malik (oud), McCoy Tyner (piano), Jimmy Garrison (bass), Reggie Workman (bass), Elvin Jones (drums), and Roy Haynes (drums). Their presence is as equally vital as Coltrane's -- inspiring as well as informing the....

Late & great period 'Trane, recorded May 1966 and featuring Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane, Jimmy Garrison and Rashid Ali on two side length tracks.

"Now this was a daring project. By 1966, the once controversial November 1961 Village Vanguard sets, featuring a then-new Coltrane quartet along with Eric Dolphy, were Coltrane canon, a place of beginnings, a point where Coltrane transcended into his "new thing" and let the world know what kind of sounds he was working on (this is best heard in.....

“Trane's two blazing performances at Newport in 1963 and 1965 have now been reissued onto one bargain CD! The 1963 performance, even though it featured Roy Haynes on drums instead of regular Elvin Jones, has long been counted among Coltrane's most fiery performances; it appears here with an unreleased extended version of Impressions. Jones is back behind the kit for the 1965 performance, which consists of just two tracks, One Down, One Up and My Favorite Things. Transforming music from a great artist.”

“Condemned by many critics as John Coltrane's worst album, Om suffers only in comparison to the great works that preceded it. Also issued in 1965, Ascension had stunned the jazz world with the blunt force of its innovation -- a swirling maelstrom of noise, it was an answer to the challenge that had been posed by Ornette Coleman's Free Jazz several years earlier. For all the sonic assault that Pharoah Sanders and Coltrane mustered up on Ascension, however, it contained some surprisingly clear solos and...

"While I've owned all of John Coltrane's Atlantic and Impulse recordings for going on 15 years, it is only recently that I've sought to complete my collection of his various albums on the Prestige label, many of which have been recently remastered...

When I was a kid, trying to teach myself about ‘avant garde music’, one of the things I did was check out the local library.
The Wheaton Library had a number of ‘modern’ recordings (vinyl records – this was 1971 – that I checked out, Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, a volume of Bela Bartok piano music, a Charles Mingus ‘best of’ compiling most of his Impulse recordings, Unit Structures, and a few others.
And it had two Coltrane discs, Ascension and Sun Ship, both of which were tough listens to my..

"This is the long o.o.p. complete concert at Stefaniensall, Graz, Austria, November 28, 1962. It features the "classic" quartet of Coltrane, Tyner, Garrison, and Jones playing well known favorites like "Bye Bye Blackbird", "The Inchworm", "Mr. P.C." (a nice version from the entire band), "I Want To Talk About You" (with some good Coltrane solos), "Impressions", and (with some lovely lyrical passages from Coltrane) "My Favorite Things". Also here are "Every Time We Say Goodbye", and the rarely heard...

“Digitally remastered edition of this posthumous 1970 album from the Jazz legend. The album was recorded on June 10 and June 16, 1965. As its title indicates, Transition was a bridge between classic quartet recordings like A Love Supreme and the more experimental works of Coltrane's last years.“

John Coltrane recorded in performance at The Penthouse, Seattle, Washington, September 30, 1965 with his expanded sextet with pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, drummer Elvin Jones, Pharoah Sanders on tenor, and Donald Garrett doubling on bass clarinet and bass.

"This is an experimental recording in all senses. Coltrane was in search of new sounds, probably helped not insignificantly by LSD. The old urban legend has it "Om" (recorded the day after this live record, I believe) was...

Excellent release by Ravi (sax) and band; Luis Perdomo-piano, Drew Gress-bass, EJ Strickland-drums.
Is he his father reincarnated? Is he breaking ground the same way his father did? The answer to both of these questions is no, but he is a fine player and this is a fine, contemporary jazz album; nicely recorded and superbly played with a lot of passion.

"On his fourth studio effort, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane charts a softly expansive, reverently adventurous course that by no means shatters...

"Bill Connors will always be best known for being the original guitarist with Chick Corea's Return to Forever, preceding Al DiMeola. After making one classic album (Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy), Connors left RtF and has had a lower profile ever since, spending some time exploring acoustic guitar.

On 2004's Return, Connors is back on electric guitar but playing post-bop jazz rather than fusion and with a tone closer to Kenny Burrell than to DiMeola. His nine originals sometimes have catchy grooves..

"Not only is this one of the greatest live soul albums ever released, it also reveals a rougher, rawer, and more immediate side to Sam Cooke that his singles only hinted at, good as they were. Working with a merged band that included guitarist Cliff White and drummer Albert "June" Gardner from Cooke's regular touring outfit and saxophonist King Curtis and his band, Cooke brings a gospel fervor to these whirlwind versions, which are fiery, emotionally direct, and hit with uncommon power. Every track...

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"After two years of tireless work to liberate these long out-of-print masterpieces from the vaults, Paradise of Bachelors is proud to present the first artist-sanctioned reissues—and first-ever vinyl reissues—of iconoclastic English-born, Rome-based folk and experimental music legend Mike Cooper’s classic trio of early 1970s avant-folk/rock records: Trout Steel (1970), Places I Know (1971), and The Machine Gun Co. with Mike Cooper (1972). The latter...

"After two years of tireless work to liberate these long out-of-print masterpieces from the vaults, Paradise of Bachelors is proud to present the first artist-sanctioned reissues of iconoclastic English-born, Rome-based

Incredible, atmospheric, fantastically beautiful, animated film. Highly recommended, but not for kids!

"A dark and creepy film about family relationships directed by Henry Selick of Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach fame, Coraline is based on the haunting book Coraline by Neil Gaiman. Coraline is a teenager who has just moved to an old house in the middle of nowhere with her writer parents and she is bored, bored, bored. Her only companions are an annoyingly talkative boy...

Duets for piano and banjo may not seem all that exciting, but when you are dealing with genre-breaking virtuoso musicians like Corea and Fleck, the instruments used by them are really rather irrelevant; what’s important is their huge imagination and abilities!

"The sophomore effort from the extraordinary drummer Sebastiaan Cornelissen featuring an all-star lineup - guitarists Alex Machacek, Mike Otram, Susan Weinert, Richard Hallebeek; keyboardists Gary Husband, Scott Kinsey, and Steve Hunt; and bassists...

This is two solo albums by the ex-Stranglers guitarist and singer, only one of which you will most likely care about! But what a crazy album it is.
‘Nosferatu’ dates from 1979 and was a completely unexpected collaboration with Captain Beefheart drummer Robert Williams. Also featured are the Mothersbaugh brothers from Devo and Ian Underwood from The Mothers Of Invention!
It’s a pretty weird & experimental album for its time, and in 1979, was about the coolest, artiest thing out there, and...

This is a really good collaboration from hugely talented folks who you would not expect to work together, but, actually, if you think about it, make total sense to work together.

"Musicians separated by age, style, and demographic, Elvis Costello and the Roots are nevertheless natural collaborators bound by wide taste, insatiable appetite, and fathomless record collections. This is particularly true of Roots drummer/de facto bandleader ?uestlove, the musical omnivore who is the band's most...

“Reuniting Cotton with his former guitarists Matt Murphy and Luther Tucker, pianist Pinetop Perkins, and Muddy Waters' ex-rhythm section (bassist Calvin Jones and drummer Willie Smith) looks like a great idea on paper, and it worked equally well in the flesh, when this set was cut live at Antone's Night Club in Austin, TX.”-AllMusic