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"Yep, the man they called "Mr. Blues had a lot to be arrogant about; Hit after hit and a smash on LA's Central Avenue, this ex-member of Lucky Millinder's band had it all, the luxury house, the chauffer driven car, and an ADULT audience, not the...

"Recorded during Steeleye Span Mark II's early days, this album -- the most advanced of the three that they recorded together early in their careers -- has a very different feel from the Steeleye work of the era. Hart (vocals, guitar, dulcimer, harmonium, psaltery, tabor) and Prior (vocals) are working with Sweeney's Men (whence Steeleye Mark I's Terry Woods came) alumnus Andy Irvine and Steeleye Mark I guest drummer Gerry Conway. The sound is mostly fairly spare, just Hart and Prior backed by Irvine on...

"Cow Fingers and Mosquito Pie is a magically weird 19-song collection of the bizarre shouter's mid-'50s OKeh/Epic output, when he was at the height of his strange and terrifying vocal powers. In addition to the prerequisite "I Put a Spell on You," and...

Never-before released, professionally recorded live album by the short-lived Hawklords, the offshoot of the Hawkwind. Never-before released, professionally recorded live album by the short-lived Hawklords, the offshoot of the Hawkwind...

"This brilliant performance was filmed and recorded on December 4, 2002 at the Newcastle Opera House in Newcastle, England. It includes 14-song set as well as an exclusive interview with Dave Brock. The legendary Hawkwind have continuously amazed...

For those of you interested in European and especially Brit-jazz, Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott (who also appears here) are basically 'ground zero' in terms of a original, British jazz sound.

"Having written a disappointed critique of a...

One of the great jazz drummers, whose work spans a full 70 years of recordings (!!), this has albums either led by Roy, including the Impulse classic Out of The Afternoon, as well as albums propelled into greatness by Roy, including another Impulse classic The Blues And The Abstract Truth. You get:
"Roy Haynes Modern Group", "Jazz Abroad", "Just Us", "Out Of The Afternoon", "We Three", "Soul Battle", "The Blues & The Abstract Truth" and "Domino"; all of them complete at an unbelievable price. Phew.

A previously unreleased, Caribbean-music flavored session from 1990, first released in 2007!
Roy Haynes drums
George Adams tenor sax
Craig Handy soprano & tenor sax
Graham Haynes cornet
Marcus Miller, Cecil McBee bass
David Kikoski, Harry Whitaker keyboard & piano
Barry Finnerty, Spaceman Patterson guitar
Jerry Gonzales, Steve Thornton, Chuggy Carter percussion

"A Grammy nominee for Best Instrumental Jazz Solo, Haynes spent most of his career backing others b

"This is the finest album from Michael Hedges, the man who is responsible for the greatest revolution in solo acoustic guitar playing since Leo Kottke. There are moments on Aerial Boundaries where it seems literally impossible that so much music is...

"Calling this group a power trio would not be fair, as it would be too much of an understatement. Guitarist Scott Henderson, bassist Victor Wooten, and drummer Steve Smith are three of the most inventive jazz-rock players who have pushed the style into uncharted waters during the late '80s and throughout the '90s. The clever name Vital Tech Tones infers each members primary bands: Smith's Vital Information, Henderson's Tribal Tech, and Wooten's Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. The combined talent level of the

"After only being available in heavily edited or bootleg form, Jimi Hendrix's complete performance at the Isle of Wight Festival (1970) was finally officially released some 32 years after the fact. Although Hendrix is plagued by equipment problems and audience expectations, and the entire festival had degenerated into something of a debacle by the time Jimi hit the stage as headliner, the sound is fantastic, the packaging and booklet are filled with great photos, and it is the entire performance...

Note that this has a neat but significant cut in the digipack. Also note that this is 20 great Hendrix tracks - his best, really - for $3.00. Seems hard to believe that there might be folks who don't have any Jimi, but if you don't, you absolutely need this. Do you have a niece or nephew who thinks Slash is the greatest guitarist of all time? Here's the $3.00 remedy. This has his major singles (yes, imagine an artist as revolutionary as Jimi having hit singles these days!) with a stack of majestic album...

This is a nice documentary with some great footage included, but what you and I are really getting this for (at least *I* am) is the really high quality, never-before seen performances from Miami Pop Fest ('68) and New York Pop Fest ('70)....

Now this is one of the great, oft-bootlegged Jimi shows. I remember getting a cassette copy of this from a friend 20 years ago with the words "THE SHOW" excitedly scribbled on the top of the tape! And he was correct. This is one of the finer shows of late period Jimi, doing songs from his upcoming "New Rising Sun" album, which, of course, he never lived to quite finish. Not sure why Experience Hendrix only released the second show of this date (although it is the best of the two shows), but this is a....

"After Electric Ladyland, this is probably the Hendrix CD that I enjoy the most (I am only missing a few scattered studio releases). While it doesn't hold together as an album, being a compilation, it contains a lot of really incredible songs. The production throughout is fantastic, punchy and clear. Many of these tunes were unfinished studio projects post-Electric Ladyland, and as such a lot of them are very dense and complicated productions. Plentiful guitar overdubs abound, and some of Jimi's most...

"Timely reissue of this late '60s folk/psych classic from husband and wife team Jerry Yester and Judy Henske. Yester had previously enjoyed an element of fame courtesy of his stint with The Loving Spoonful, but following the band's demise in 1969,...

With his recent death, a renewed appreciation of Dan and band is warranted. He didn't do it for very long, but between 1969-74 or so, this former, very early proponent of psychedelic music developed a personal and witty blend of Western Swing, American folk, female vocal harmony bands of the 40s and blues with his Hot Licks. Uniquely American and uniquely Dan Hicks too; many borrowed from his playbook, but he was first. This has 9 of the 11 songs from the Hot Lick's debut + 7 songs recorded for an....

Gong's guitar-star recorded this very fine, Gong-influenced album in 1975. It features an all-star cast: Dave Stewart-organ, piano, Mike Howlett-bass, Pierre Moerlin-drums, Tim Blake-synths, Didier Malherbe-saxes & flute, Miquette Giraudy-voice and...

This was Steve's fourth solo album and the last of the relatively big-budget albums when Virgin was still (sorta) trying to push him into being a big guitar-star. I can still see the copies with the sticker proudly proclaiming "Green Viny!" in the...

Even though Virgin had given up on Steve becoming the big star they wanted him to be by the time this was released in 1979, this excellent live album recorded on his 1978 tour was still a great album. This was originally 3 live sides and 1 studio side....

This was Steve Hillage's 3rd solo album. Virgin was still trying to make Steve a star and it continues musicially in the same vein as L, except this time he's got his own band instead of Todd Rundgren's Utopia to back him up. Features Light in the Sky...

The last of Hillage's albums to strictly feature his progressive rock/post Gong sound. This includes the studio tracks that were left off of the new version of Live Herald, as well as two additonal tracks.

Hillage's sixth album caught a lot of people by surprise after all his work as a guitar-star, but in hindsight it fits right into his post-guitar musical world, where he found much fame in the early techno/electronica world. A very nice, low-key album...

"Fegmania! is a return to band format, showcasing new band The Egyptians through thick sonic tapestries wrapped around Hitchcock's signature skittered melodies and private lyrics. The first album by The Egyptians, the album is a departure from Robyn's more stripped down work on I Often Dream of Trains. The album also features period bonus tracks hand-picked by Hitchcock that do not appear on the original album."

Robyn Hitchcock, the founder of the very excellent punk/psychedelic outfit The Soft...

"2012 collaboration between the Marillion vocalist and Porcupine Tree/Japan keyboardist. Hogarth is best known as the frontman of Marillion, the Progressive Rock legends that he joined in 1989, following spells in The Europeans and How We Live. In recent years Richard Barbieri has been a core member of Porcupine Tree playing keyboards on all the band's albums since 1993 as well as releasing two solo albums. Prior to this, it was in the new-wave pioneers Japan that he originally came to prominence....

Wonderful compilation of this excellent Texas bluesman's best work. Lightnin' normally performed solo and due to this, he has a sound not too dissimilar to the other great solo electric bluesman, John Lee Hooker. One of the greats, imo...

Honey Ride Me A Goat is an improvising rock trio of Jonny Shoults-drums, and Motney Slim and Michael Pike-guitars. In 2008, they joined up for an improvised session with another Kent resident, bassist Hugh Hopper for what was originally planned as the...

This is the 1st of two collaborative albums that paired Hugh the composer with vocalist Lisa. Both of the albums they made are pretty good with Lisa's lyrics and vocals set against Hugh's compositions and programming. Also appearing are Hugh on fuzz...

"Wayne Horvitz’s esteemed stature in modern music as a prolific composer-performer is undeniable. On American Bandstand, Horvitz and co. provide the listener with a diversion or intermission from previous Horvitz-“Zony Mash” releases as they tone things down a bit while pursuing refined elegance on delicately melodic and altogether stirring pieces such as “Ben’s Music” and the gently understated “Tired”. Horvitz and guitarist Timothy Young continue their enticing blend of richly stated chord voicings and...

"Great new music...this is the sound of men at work who find themselves vigorously pursuing innovation...there is a wealth of melodic material here...all of which makes for an ear-opening journey..."-The Memphis Flyer.

The 2nd and final album by this band from rural Cookeville, TN, who mix late 1990's influences of postrock bands such Don Caballero with the progressive/experimental edge of This Heat, the Mahavishnu Orchestra and others. Let's just say this: these four young guys have a sound that..

Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Cassady, Papa John Creach & Sammy Piazza, all of the Jefferson Airplane (early and later periods, depending) + keyboardist Nick Buck on their 3rd album, which is one of their best.

"This third album is, in my opinion, where it all comes together for this band, the acoustic and electric playing, great song selections and production (due in part because its the first studio album, the other two being live efforts). It also has more polish (which in this case is a positive...

You NEED this: This is where both Captain Beefheart and a zillion great 60s English (and other) bands stole the basic framework of their sound. You wanna hear where Led Zep and Captain Beefheart and The Rolling Stones ALL came from? It's right here!...

John Abercrombie-guitar
Bob Mintzer-sax
John Patitucci-double bass
Peter Erskine-drums
"This quartet featuring Bob Mintzer, Peter Erskine, John Abercrombie, and John Patitucci was created for a corporate-sponsored performance-clinic tour. The fusion-like athleticism of Yellowjackets saxophonist Mintzer and the L.A.- based bassist Pattitucci is nicely balanced by the more ethereal tone and searching style of guitarist Abercrombie. Mintzer's fellow 'Jacket Erskine stitches the two camps...

One of the greatest and most distinctive rural acoustic bluesmen of all time. Beautiful, unique finger-style guitar work and a soft, attractive voice (but some of the lyrical content is not at all soft) combine to perfect effect. Until his 'rediscovery'..

"The eponymous third and last album by the Genoese band, closes a short-lived but exciting artistic journey which leads some of the original New Trolls musicians, Nico Di Palo in particular, towards paths parallel to the ones of their previous group....

"Captured on this CD is a remarkable performance of Laborintus II, only the third recording released to the public since it was first performed in 1965. Described as a music theatre work by its pioneering composer Luciano Berio (1925-2003), the avant...

Every time I think I can not be surprised by a archival release found somewhere and somehow negotiated for release, one shows up that amazes. Here is some great archival footage by the original version of the group at their peak...

Bassist Peter Ind is one of the very last living links to the Lennie Tristano school in the 50s (the others are Ted Brown and Lee Konitz).
This is 8 albums that feature his work, the majority of which are at least somewhat "Tristano influenced".
This includes the albums:
Peter Ind-Looking Out, Lee Konitz-Konitz, Paul Bley Trio, Jutti Hipp At The Hickory House Vol 1, Jutti Hipp At The Hickory House Vol 2, Lee Konitz-The Real Lee Konitz, Lee Konitz-Lee Konitz In Hi Fi, Buddy Rich-In Miami...

"Recorded as IQ celebrated the release of the triumphant Ever, this double live set provides a well-chosen range of tracks from the band's first decade of activity - including the cream of the crop from the two Paul Menel-led albums ... if you're an IQ fan who fancies an Ever-era live set or are burning with curiosity to hear Peter Nicholls sing a few songs from Nomzamo and Are You Sitting Comfortably it's a good pick; I just don't rate the versions here above the studio versions of the tracks in...

"Keyboardist and former member of the Far East Family Band, Akira Ito embarked on a solo career making what has been described as "floating electronics," using a medley of analog synths, guitar, bass, drums, and choral vocals. He released Japanesque...

"Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd join forces once again for Still Life with Commentator, something of a follow-up to In What Language? Both these projects are decidedly different than Iyer's albums as sole leader, in that Ladd's poetry is up front and the...

This adds three performances (all different tunes too!) to the original 1959 recording, which is one of the many excellent Atlantic era Coltrane albums.

"This 1960 release does both Coltrane and vibist Jackson proud. Coltrane was considered...

Note that even though this is the Jaco Pastorius Big Band, as the Bonzo Dog Band once said in "Shirt", "That's just the name of the shop". Jaco does not appear on this album because he was very deceased by the time this tribute big band was assembled...

I wasn’t the world’s biggest fan of The Jam, but I think that this later work by them is one of the best releases by any of the original 1976/77 explosion of British punk bands. Energetic and filled with great songs. Conditionally hugely recommended.

“The Jam's fifth (and penultimate) studio album, is a much more fitting swansong than the album that would follow (1982's "The Gift"). Weller and company return to the muscular, yet polished, mod-fed pop of "All Mod Cons," while continuing to stretch..

"Responsible for two of the strangest, most beguiling acid folk albums of the early 1970s, Jan Dukes de Grey have long been a legendary name on the prog/folk/psych collector circuit. When Cherry Tree reissued Sorcerers and the extraordinary...

This was their final studio album and also their best, showing off their influences like Roxy Music, Eno and Bowie.

Two musicians interested equally - as they put it - in "compact improvisations, bent towards the song form". Ikue has made the much maligned drum machine into an art-form Jauniaux is world-renowned for her vocal talents.

The third album by San Francisco's Jefferson Airplane, and for my money, probably their greatest album and one of the great West Coast psychedelic albums of the 60s.

" Jefferson Airplane: Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen (vocals, guitar); Grace...

"Marty Balin, Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen (vocals, guitar); Grace Slick (vocals); Jack Casady (bass) Spencer Dryden (drums). Additional personnel: Gary Blackman, Charles Cockey (vocals, guitar); David Crosby (guitar); Tim Davis (congas); Bill Goodwin...

"Recorded at the height of Jefferson Airplane's powers, between the April sessions for Volunteers and their historic appearance at Woodstock in August, this remarkable set captures them at their most dynamic. Originally recorded for KSAN FM radio...