Mega Blowout Sale

A fine, 1960 session from a fine Los Angeles tenor man who was also one of the earlier West Coast boppers who never received his due. This session lay unreleased for 35 years! And it’s a minor classic of hard bop, larger ensemble writing!

“The liner notes written by Kirk Silsbee tell a tale easily as intriguing as the fine music on this CD. Producer Lester Koenig asked Teddy Edwards to assemble a large ensemble of lesser known jazz musicians from Los Angeles to record originals and new...

John King, Amin Ali, Abe Speller, Bernie Worrell

This is a issue of Don Ellis' first album, recorded in 1960 and originally released on Candid during their short life, as How Time Passes.

"Trumpeter Don Ellis' initial recording as a leader (and first of four small group dates from the 1960...

The next to last studio album in the initial burst of activity from this truly seminal classical rock trio, this was always their best sounding album and presents Eddie Offord's best-ever work sonically.

This is their fourth album and came out...

"LA guitarist Marc Bonilla worked with everyone from Toy Matinee to Deep Purple's Glenn Hughes before teaming with one of the mightiest men in prog: keyboard slayer Keith Emerson. Here are these two master musicians and their bandmates at the Moscow Theatre in Russia in 2008, playing Karn Evil 9 (1st Impression); Lucky Man; Touch and Go; Tarkus; Nutrocker Suite!"

"What a blast - I can't agree that Keith's playing has lost a step - here, anyway, his left hand technique is like the hammer of Thor....

After touring the world constantly and releasing 6 albums in something like 4 years, ELP were one of the very biggest bands in the world and took a break.

When they came back with this album 3 years later, in 1977, the world was a very...

Originally released in 1987, this presents the strange meeting between two French musicians (Guigou Chenevier-drums & Guy Sapin-guitars) & two Dutch musicians (Raymund Van Santen-reeds/synths & the amazingly twisted vocalist Han Buhrs). Tres over the...

Hiding behind this very unhelpful group name is a number of great players, some of whom are actually quite well known!
Johannes Enders-reeds/electronics
Nils Petter Movaer-trumpet
Uli Wangenheim-bass clarinet
Ralf Schmidt-church organ.

"If you're like me, you probably listen to any number of musical genres ranging from funk to classical, jazz to folk, rock to techno, and everything and anything in between. Listening to music, along with brushing my teeth or bathing or eating, is one...

A mid 70s classic - and I mean classic; if you don't already own it, you have no excuse now!

Eno's brilliant 3rd solo album, from 1975. Many great instrumental and vocal pieces, all of which are justifiably classics. For me, this is definitely his single greatest work. Players include Percy Jones-fretless bass, John Cale- viola, Robert Fripp-guitars, Phil Collins-drums and Eno himself, among others. This influenced everyone one of your favorite arty rock albums for the next 5 years at a minimum!..

The fourth and final of Eno's 'rock quartet', this one was from 1977. The band includes Paul Rudolph-bass, Phil Collins-drums, Percy Jones-fretless bass, Jaki Liebezeit-drums, Fred Frith-guitar, Cluster and more.

Low key but still excellent collection of music that was used in films. With appearances by: Phil Collins, Robert Fripp, Bill MacCormick, Percy Jones, Fred Frith, Dave Mattacks, John Cale, and many others.

Eno's classic 2nd solo album, from 1974, recorded right after leaving Roxy Music. This has a core band of Eno-electronics, snake guitar, keyboards, vocals, Phil Manzanera-guitars, Brian Turrington-bass, Freddie Smith-drums & Robert Wyatt-percussion & vocals. More great songs here.

Great price on this early 80s classic; if you don't already own it, you have no excuse now!

Extremely influential 1979-1980 collaboration between Brian Eno and the leader of the Talking Heads (along with some guest musicians) and a lot of 'found vocalists' mostly taken from broadcasts by radio talk show hosts and evangelists. In pre-sampling days, it was a really radical idea...times have certainly changed! I remember when I worked at a record store there were people coming in every week to ask...

One of a number of classic albums that pianist/composer Harold Budd made with the collaboration of Brian Eno on the EG label. This has Budd's beautiful, watery piano sound with various treatments and atmospherics. Icily lovely.

I haven't heard Equilibrio Vital until now, but I know that Tributo a Marcos Chacon" is the fifth album by this Venezuelan band and their first release on Musea Records...

Booker Ervin, one of the greatest of the 'Texas Tenors' is just one of so many superb jazz musicians who, while recognized and appreciated generally, really didn't get their due.
He also didn't release enough albums for something like this, so this set includes albums under other's leadership that he 'merely' plays on. Regardless, every set is very good to great and Booker's sound is so immediately identifiable as to almost be funny.
You get:
Booker Ervin-The Book Cooks (Zoot Sims also on...

"With a six-inch pompadour, brocaded shirts, rhinestone shades, and a rhythmic, belligerent style of piano playing, Esquerita was the original Little Richard, years before Mr. Penniman tutti-frutti'd his way to stardom.

Working around the...

While the stock on hand lasts, this is over 50% off the regular price! Hoo hah and ho ho ho ho!

"If you enjoy the music of bands like Mr. Bungle, Farmers Market, Charming Hostess, and other great fusion bands along those lines, then you'll definitely want to buy this album." - Unearthed.com.

Not sure how this cool, wacky band ended up on The End, which is basically a metal label, but this is really good and features some great violin playing and a lot of Eastern European influences along...

Nice to see this back again; we had this for a number of years and then it dried up and disappeared. Luckily we found some more, while they last.

This reissues a very small press release jazz rock lp from 1980, when fusion was very out of favor..

"During his lifetime, Kimio Eto was considered to be Japan's foremost master of the koto, the ancient 13-string instrument of his native land. He, like so many, was attracted to the koto by both its beautiful tonal qualities and remarkable versatility. In his youth, Eto studied the koto under the great master Michio Miyagi with his first composition for the instrument, Omoide, being published at just seventeen years. Eto would prove to be a prolific composer and a musician of both feeling and...

This is quite late in Gil's career, as he died less than four months after this show! This has Gil leading the 16 piece Laurent Cugny Light Orchestra on November 4, 1987 at the Theatre de la Ville in Paris as well as band rehearsals.

“Gil Evans & Jaco Pastorius live from Yomiuri Land Open Theater East, Tokyo, Japan on July 28th 1984. Best-known for their respective contributions to the music of Miles Davis and Weather Report, Gil Evans and Jaco Pastorius are true giants of 20th Century jazz and fusion. This rare collaboration, performed at Yomiuri Land Open Theater East, Tokyo, Japan on July 28th 1984, finds them both at the peak of their powers, driving each other on to new heights. Sadly, they would both be dead within four years...

"Drummer GUY EVANS was a founder member of prog rocker's VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR.He was also a member of legendary sixties band THE MISUNDERSTOOD. EVANS has also played with PETER HAMILL, MOTHER GONG,and ANTHONY PHILLIPS.

DAVID JACKSON, also...

This is a little bit low-key, which might make it a little hard to immediately appreciate, but listen to it with your full attention and this will definitely charm. This band is a sextet of two guitars, accordion/piano, double bass, drums and...

Fantastic sounding, remastered, bonus-track laden, large booklet with rare photos designed by the great Phil Smee-studded, remastered version of Fairport's first album.

"By far the most rock-oriented of Fairport Convention's early albums, this debut was recorded before Sandy Denny joined the band (Judy Dyble handles the female vocals). Unjustly overlooked by listeners who consider the band's pre-Denny output insignificant, this is a fine folk-rock effort that takes far more inspiration from West..

2001 remaster with two bonus tracks of the fifth Fairport album.

"Fairport Convention is a group that has always beaten the odds that's why a version of the band is working in the 21st century. By the time of this, the group's fifth album, key members Ashley Hutchings and Sandy Denny had exited the lineup, yet the group continued here without skipping a beat, for the first time without a female singer and it turned out not to make a major difference. Richard Thompson and Dave Swarbrick took...

A remastered edition of the original album which includes 8 additional tracks (total: 20 tracks). This is by the original line up of Fairport (Richard Thompson, Sandy Denny, Ian Matthews, Ashley Hutchings, Simon Nicol Martin Lamble + Ric Grech (violin on 2 tracks) and Dave Swarbrick & Dave Mattacks (violin/drums on 2 tracks). Recorded on John Peel's Top Gear in 1968/69, this is the band at their most psychedelic, sounding like a mutant folky take on 1967/68 era West Coast US psych bands like the early...

2001 remaster with two bonus tracks of the the Full House version of the band (Dave Swarbrick, Simon Nicol, Richard Thompson, Dave Pegg and Dave Mattacks) live and sweating in front of a club audience and rocking the house.

Fantastic sounding, remastered, bonus-track laden, large booklet with rare photos designed by the great Phil Smee-studded, remastered version of Fairport's fourth album.

"For their fourth album, Fairport Convention released what is regarded by many as not only the best record in their history but also one of the seminal English folk-rock albums of all time. This was also the album that marked the transformation of the group from, essentially, a rock band that utilized folk music (in tandem with...

The problematic sounding first live Fairport Convention album - their only with Sandy released during her lifetime - has been greatly improved on this redone version.

"The presence of Sandy Denny raises expectations for the group's first released live album. Recorded on the band's 1973 world tour, it features songs such as "Matty Groves" and "Sloth," as well as the Swarbrick instrumental "Fiddlestix," their then current single "Rosie," and a nod to the group's origins as interpreters of American..

Showing its age a little bit, but this is overall a very listenable radio broadcast from 42 years ago!

"Live archive release from the British folk legends. From 1974 with the classic line up of Sandy Denny, Dave Pegg, Dave Mattacks, Jerry Donahue, Dave Swarbrick, and Trevor Lucas.
Recorded at the famous Long Island club My Father's Place. Sandy Denny had rejoined the band for this tour and the material was a mixture of solo material and songs associated with the band. The recording has a...

François is, of course, best known for being in Magma for their 1st two albums and then forming Zao, one of the earlier and better French jazz/rock bands. This 1999 release was the firest of two by the band 'Faton' whom he named after himself(!)
The group is
Acoustic Bass – Thierry Colson
Drums – Olivier Bonny
Percussion – Charly Doll
Piano – Faton Cahen
Violin – Nicolas Krassik

Bobby Few-piano and vocals, Raymond Dumbe-bass and Noel McGhie-drums. Bobby's a great pianist, but he seems to want to be a cabaret singer on this album. "Jazz pianist Bobby Few was raised in a neighborhood in the Shaker Heights section of Cleveland, O...

Firesign's second album and a classic of comedy/not comedy and of their work, including the first appearance of Nick Danger!

"Featuring better production than the debut album, Two Places at Once is a much tighter affair, with much happening...

This is the expanded version which comes with the bonus 3" CD!
"One of the Flaming Lips' greatest strengths is how vividly they express emotions. For most of their career, they've focused on capturing wide-eyed wonder, unbridled glee, and the occasional poignant moment, but The Terror proves they're just as good at channeling despair. Embryonic hinted at this darker shift, but here it comes to a head: sparked by Wayne Coyne's separation from his longtime partner and Steven Drozd's struggles with...

"Though it may seem like a quaint, family-friendly entry into their iconic discography, the Beatles made major waves with the release of their eighth album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, in 1967. With wildly intricate and far-out production that wowed listeners, and possible references to drugs and counterculture to freak out the establishment, the proto-concept album would become a major influence on psychedelic music for decades to come. Looking to revisit this landmark album, Oklahoma's...

"In 2005 Chris Funk (the guitarist of The Decemberists) and his family moved into their new home in the historic Mississippi neighborhood in Portland, OR. He would play various instruments on his porch during hot summer night which caught the attention...

A reissue of a stupidly rare Japanese psych/heavy album, originally released on Japanese Vertigo in 1972. They were a short-lived offshoot of Strawberry Path.

"The 2nd and last album from Flied Egg, also originally released in 1972 on Japanese...

"This is the complete concert from April 19, 2006 in Tilburg, Holland, and it features solid camera work and excellent sound. The song selection is very good; it emphasizes some of the best material from last spring's strong double-CD, "Paradox Hotel" (9 of the 17 tracks), with the other tracks cherry-picked from earlier releases (two each from "Stardust We Are," "Space Revolver," and "Adam & Eve," and one each from "Unfold the Future" and "The Rainmaker"). So it's not a "greatest hits" live collection...

"If you only buy one Flower Kings CD, I think this is the one to get. Really strong performance, so well-recorded it sounds close to a studio album, and some of their best material. I can't give it 5 stars because while their epics do contain their best melodies, I always wish they'd dial everything back a notch -- too bombastic and overwrought for my taste."

"Do you think free jazz has to be completely inaccessible and humorless? Enter the Flying Luttenbachers. This reissue of the cassette originally released on the band's own ugEXPLODE label is the only recording of the original Luttenbacher lineup, which...

This film is sort of a mess, structurally, but the footage is fantastic. It's 80' of live footage. 35' of it is professionally shot film from about 1973 (location unknown to me) and then footage from 2002 in the USA. At $6.00, even if you just want the 35' of 1973 footage, it's an amazing deal!

"This Focus DVD contains excellent vintage material from 1973. And these are all the best pieces from the band (Focus III period), only "Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers!" is missing. The summit...

"Released nearly 25 years ago in a very limited pressing, Folk Studio A's debut has quickly become one of the most rare and sought after lp's coming from Italy.

We are aware that many collectible rarities can be musically very thin, but this is not the case of this stunning masterpiece. Following the footsteps of the British folkprog revival they delivered a shiny little gem that can be easily put on the same level of giants like Mellow Candle, Tudor Lodge, Fairport Convention, Pentangle...

This 2011 release of two albums reissued (Transluncence" and "Drift Music") and one new album ("Nighthawks") which features the interesting and unlikely pairing of John Foxx (original leader and brain behind Ultravox's early, great period) and Harold...

"A quartet from Turin that was formed in the second half of the seventies, playing their instrumental jazz-rock all over northern Italy. The brothers Luca and Enrico Morandi had previously played in Assoluto Naturale, a band closer to progressive rock...

Features such excellent players as Steve Coleman, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart, Jay Hoggard, John Purcell, Bobby McFerring and more!

"This indespendible progressive jazz album is finally available on CD! I'm ordering it today, 'cause it is KILLER! What a shame that when Elektra dumped the Musician label that this and other fine jazz music got locked away for nearly 25 years!"-Dale Summers

"This is another excellent effort by Chico Freeman, who is heard on tenor, flute and bass clarinet. The instrumentation varies on each selection during the LP, which also features trumpeter Wallace Roney, pianist Clyde Criner, bassist Cecil McBee, drummer Billy Hart, and Jack DeJohnette on drums and piano. Other than Thelonious Monk's "Jackie-ing" (Monk had recently passed away), the repertoire is comprised of originals by Freeman, McBee and Criner. Even if none of the songs individually caught on, they...

"Giuseppe Frippi's current solo project were conceived as an opportunity to explore some intense and intimate musical tendencies which were somehow attenuated in the previous collective work, that in this new context can rise out with all their...

This lists for $99.98, but we have a limited number of copies with a tiny (I mean tiny) drill hole through the UPC.

"Filmed at Hammersmith Apollo in March of this year, New Blood Live In London captures Peter Gabriel performing live with...