Mega Blowout Sale

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....

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

"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...

"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...

"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...

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...

2008 solo album by the founder and leader of The Strawbs. This is a very good album of folk-rock that sounds an awful lot like the Strawbs.

Cherry Red is delighted to announce the first release for the rejuvenated Turpentine Records, the label founded by the late singer-songwriter/author/artist Kevin Coyne. Nobody Dies In Dreamland is a collection of songs recorded in 1972, prior to the...

Situated on the latter side of the progressive decade, Crack The Sky managed to escape wider attention in the 1970s thanks to a series of ill-managed mishaps. The release of their 1976 album Animal Notes would suffer the same fate as its predecessor gaining critical approval, but poor sales. Meanwhile, the band would amass a loyal following, sharing bills with the likes of Supertramp, ELO, Rush, Foreigner, Boston, Zappa and Be-Bop Deluxe.
Their legendary appearance in Long Island in 1976 provides a...

The entire output (two albums) that were originally released on the Vertigo Swirl label, digitally remastered for the first time from the master tapes. A 5 piece of Angus Cullen-vocals, John Heyworth-guitar, Peter Jennings-keyboards Kevin McCarthy...

More roots of Brit-jazz here.
"Digitally remastered reissue of this 1961 album from the jazz drummer. Whole Lotta Tony was recorded and released in 1961 on Ember, and credited to Tony Crombie & His Friends. Drummer Crombie's CV to date had...

Beppe Crovella-Mellotron, Fender Rhodes Stage 73 electric piano, Wurlitzer E200 electric piano, Hohner electric piano, Hohner Clavinet D6, Rösler Grand Piano, Hammond Organ M102, Farifsa Professional (neither analog or digital synthesizers, or other digital keyboards were used on this recording).

"...Beppe Crovella (Arti e Mestieri) delivers a heartfelt and long-overdue appreciation of one of the defining voices of the jazz-rock idiom, Soft Machine keyboard player and composer Mike Ratledge...

So, I saw this young band from Chicago at a house concert a couple of weeks ago. They were very good and very cool and the show I saw was the 1st show of a 2 month tour all the way across the USA and back.

They don't sound anything like it...

Lorraine Bailey – vocals, keys, alto saxophone, flute, synth bass
Jack Bouboushian – vocals, guitar, organ, microphone
Bill Miller – drum kit, percussion
Matt Puhr – bass

Crown Larks are an excellent Chicago band who play a cool unique progressive rock with heavy psych influences. I stumbled upon them a couple of years ago and they impressed and I was a instant convert!

"...demonstrates a learned appreciation for the city’s recent underground musical history (particularly th

Lorraine Bailey – vocals, keys, alto saxophone, flute, synth bass
Jack Bouboushian – vocals, guitar, organ, microphone
Bill Miller – drum kit, percussion
Matt Puhr – bass

Crown Larks are an excellent Chicago band who play a cool unique progressive rock with heavy psych influences. I stumbled upon them a couple of years ago and they impressed and I was a instant convert!

"...demonstrates a learned appreciation for the city’s recent underground musical history (particularly th

"Inspired by Haitian vaudou musicians’ capacity to make intensely powerful music with almost no technology, William Bennett first deployed his obscure collection of percussion instruments on the classic 'Wriggle Like A Fucking Eel' 12”. The name is derived from the song 'Cut Hands Has The Solution' by Whitehouse."

"Always on the fringes of music, the eccentric William Bennett invented the dreaded genre known as "power electronics" when he formed the provocative group Whitehouse, plus, he thrills...

These are Ivor's very first recordings from the late 50's and early 60's, reissued for the very first time. 28 tracks of stories, songs and prose. Has a nice 12 page booklet of photos and notes by Mark Powell, who also oversaw this reissue.

"Out of all the bizarre performers championed by John Peel, Ivor Cutler stands as one of the most curious and endearing. To a neophyte, his work may not, initially, seem that noteworthy. He reads stories and poems -- there is little distinction between the...

"Link Davis was probably the foremost Cajun fiddler of his generation. He not only excelled in the old timely tradition he was raised in, but was a hit artist in the Jazz influenced western swing field. He certainly prefigured what was to become...

One of many greats by Miles from the mid 70s, this has tons of totally slaying Johnny McLaughlin all over it. Totally slaying everybody, really. Ands if you love the Mahavishnu Orchestra like I do, hearing him and Cobham killing it a full year earlier will make you happy. If you don't already have this, you NEED this.

"None of Miles Davis' recordings has been more shrouded in mystery than Jack Johnson, yet none has better fulfilled Davis' promise that he could form the "greatest rock band you...

IMO, this is the last really good Miles Davis album and it followed a number of not very good ones and was followed by more not very good ones. Of course the label sat on it for years before it finally came out. Is it unbelivably brilliant? No, but...


This album rather gently began the electric period of Miles' career. Herbie is on half the tracks playing electric piano, while Chick is on the other half on electric piano. 1968 and you can early the earliest traces of rock and funk in his music here....

Miles Davis - trumpet
Chick Corea - electric piano
Steve Grossman - soprano saxophone
Dave Holland - bass, electric bass
Jack DeJohnette - drums
Airto Moreira - percussion

"This 66 minute set from April 9th 1970 at the Fillmore West is a different beast to what followed in the next two days, with the April 10th concert available as 'Black Beauty' and the April 11th one in part on 'The Bootleg Series Volume 3' and in full on 'April 11th 1970 Fillmore West'. Whilst all these.

"...Davis, probably a bit bored by some of his repertoire and energized by the teenage Tony Williams' drumming, performed many of his standards at an increasingly faster pace as time went on. These versions of "So What," "Walkin'," "Four," "Joshua,"...

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

The complete KPFA-FM radio broadcast of Miles Davis's performance at the Fillmore West on October 15, 1970.

Miles Davis: trumpet; Gary Bartz: soprano and alto saxophones; Keith...

Tremendous price on two albums of (mostly live) astonishment. This album was (mostly) recorded live at Washington DC's Cellar Door on the one night (October 19, 1970) that John McLaughlin came down from NYC to join the regular group of Miles, Keith Jarrett, Gary Bartz, Michael Henderson, Jack DeJohnette and Airto Moreira. Too bad I was only 12 at the time, or I would have mosey'd down there too.
With the posthumous release of all of the shows in the "Cellar Door" box, I have read a lot of reviews...

"The cover image alone for this 1968 release speaks loudly and clearly of something different: it looks like some weird rock record. And while it's not exactly that, Miles in the Sky hints loudly at something new, an upstart sound that would upset jazz...

"What is immedately noticeable upon listening to Miles Davis' classic first -- and only -- album with his original sextet is how deep the blues presence is on it. Though it's true that the album's title cut is rightfully credited with introducing modalism into jazz, and defining Davis' music for years to come, it is the sole selection of its kind on the record. The rest is all blues in any flavor you wish you call your own. For starters, there's the steaming bebop blues of "Dr. Jackle," recorded in 1955....

"Miles' quintet (with George Coleman, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams) was a band for the ages, one that performed with an incandescent beauty remarkable even for them on February 12, 1964 at Lincoln Center. Their explorations of...

"Nefertiti, one of 1967's most interesting collections of music, is a landmark album and unquestionably one of the finest efforts by Miles and his superior cast of players. The album is a rarity for the group in a few ways- Miles does not contirubte a...

Of all the great, crazy-ass albums Miles released in his drug-addled but musically brilliant 1970s period, there was nothing as crazy or as utterly confoundingly brilliant as On The Corner. Completely inspired by Sly and the Family Stone and...

"In 1963, Miles Davis was at a transitional point in his career, without a regular group and wondering what his future musical direction would be. At the time he recorded the music heard on this CD, he was in the process of forming a new band, as can...

"In a very short time, this has quickly become one of my favorite Miles Davis CD's. This is unexpected in that this CD is from a time when Miles was transitioning band members without a whole lot of stability. The album has...

"May 1967 was the beginning of an amazing burst of studio creativity for Miles Davis; the first recordings in that burst are on this album. Sorcerer is even darker and moodier than its predecessor, Miles Smiles. (And even for a Miles Davis album...

Manu Dibango (tenor saxophone)
Bernie Worrell (synthesizer)
Aiyb Dieng (percussion)
Phillip Wilson (percussion, synthesizer)
Bill Laswell (bass, synthesizer, effects)
Steve Turre (conch shells, didgeridoo)
Olu Dara (cornet, wooden trumpet)
Jonas Hellborg (bass)
Rob Stevens (piano)
Paul Butterfield (harmonica)
Jaco Pastorius (bass)
Robert Musso (effects, production)
Bootsy Collins (bass)
Jens Johansson (keyboards)
Nicky Skopelitis (synthes

With Alex Maguire, Mark Sanders, Paul Dunmall, Simon Picard, Nick Evans, Jim Dvorak, Tony Bianco, Roberto Bellatella, Paul Rogers and others perform with Elton in duets, trios, quartets and quintets. Elton dusts off his Fender Rhodes chops for the 1st ...

This is the 50th release on the Hux label, but it's our first brand new album (as opposed to a reissue or an unearthed archive recording). Sea Of Infinity was recorded last year and confirms that Dean's playing is as sublime as ever. Elton Dean began ...

...on Avant, the latest release from Britains Hux Records, Dean and Domancich join together as a duet for the first time. This live concert, while based on loose compositional sketches, is largely improvised, and it finds the pair operating without a s...

One of the most instantly recognizable voices of jazz of the 50s, 60s and beyond. She influenced lots of indie rock bands' female vocalists with her youthful style.

When Blossom Dearie first emerged as a solo artist she was already unique in many ways. Straightaway there was that voice - kittenish, intimate, coquettish and understated where so many other jazz divas were straining to belt out every song. With the fascinating 1957-58 albums 'Give Him the Ooh-la-la' and 'Once Upon a Summertime'...

Yes, that's her real name that she was born with. One of the most instantly recognizable voices of jazz of the 50s, 60s and beyond. She influenced lots of indie rock bands' female vocalists with her youthful style.

"It is hard to listen to Blossom Dearie and not fall in love with what she does. As a singer and pianist she is the very definition of charm, playful sophistication and understatement. When she sings, she distils the beauty and meaning of the lyric. No unnecessary adornment or displays o

The 2nd album by this English progressive folk-rock quintet, originally released on Mooncrest in 1974 makes a reappearance here in a deluxe edition. The band is Dave Bell-acoustic guitars, bass, vocals, Johnny Copin-acoustic guitars, piano, vocals...

NOTE: These are new copies, but they are not sealed and there is a sticker on the front of the 'paper wallet' holder, and there may be a small amount of bending with the paper wallet.

"The Decemberists belatedly embraced their indie pop sensibilities (or at very least their fondness for R.E.M.) on 2011's The King Is Dead, and were rewarded with a number one chart placing and the group's greatest commercial success to date, leading some to wonder if Colin Meloy and his bandmates were going...

Decibel were a legendary Mexican chamber/rock group with improvisational leanings who are probably best known for their very fine contribution to the excellent Recommended Records Sampler double album. This has a concert recording from Mexico City, May...

Begun as an Italian jazz rock band in the '70s featuring Fiorenzo Michele Bonansone (keyboards, cello, vocals), Marco Di Castri (guitar, sax), Furio Di Castri (bass) and Enrico Grosso (drums), Dedalus released two albums in 1973 and 1974.

In 2003 Bonansone decided to revive the spirit of Dedalus. Assisted by two classical musicians and a drummer with a thing for funky and African rhythms, he released "Nomos Apache Alpha" as the Bonansone Dedalus Group.

Although "Premio Darwin" declared..

One of the very greatest progressive hard rock bands (yes, progressive; just listen to Jon Lord's organ work!) of the early 70s! This is really where it all begins for them, imo.