Mega Blowout Sale

Alto saxophonist and (perhaps more lastingly) fine composer Gigi Gryce went into teaching by 1961, leaving music behind, but he also left behind some great albums and some great, classic tunes.
On this set you get:
When Farmer Met Gryce (1954)
Nica's Tempo (1955)
Jazz Lab (with Donald Byrd) (1957)
Modern Jazz Perspective (with Donald Byrd) (1957)
Sayin' Something (1960)
The Hap'nin's (1960)
The Rat Race Blues (1960)
Reminiscin' (1960)

"Critics agree that this was the release that found Gunn fully nurturing his personal vision as both a player and a composer. “The Third Star” was written and recorded between his work with David Sylvian and King Crimson.
In addition to the spectacular re-mastering of the original recordings, six bonus tracks are included on this release. The bonus tracks vary in time and instrumentation. Two are relatively new tracks composed and recorded with Gunn’s current instrument – the Warr Guitar. The other...

"One of the lesser known Guru Guru albums originally released in `93 and re-issued in `07 on revisited records with remastering by none other than ex-Grobschnitt drummer EROC.
Well you can`t go wrong with the technical improvements as well as the one thing which is guaranteed with every Guru Guru album from Mani Nuemeier & Co: A wacked out musical experience with diversity and relentless energy. Divided roughly between vocal tracks and instrumentals, " Shake Well " contains a heavy dose of high...

A really fine album of piano and drum duets from a somewhat unlikely pair!

"The debut Brian Haas & Matt Chamberlain album Frames features 11 instrumental compositions that spiral through the tempered scale. A through-composed work for piano and percussion, it was written entirely by Haas, the internationally renowned pianist and founder of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. Now based in Santa Fe, Haas wrote Frames as a suite, equally influenced by stride piano masters Earl Hines, James P. Johnson...

"Steve Hackett's reputation was founded on his outstanding guitar playing with Genesis covering much of the 70's and encompassing Nursery Cryme through to Seconds Out. Having left the band in 1977, Steve build on the success of his earlier solo outing Voyage Of The Acolyte with a series of critically acclaimed albums that spawned a large worldwide following. Here we present Steve in concert in Nottingham, UK, filmed in 1990 performing a selection of his best known solo work."

"This is a great show...

While they last, this is an incredible $14.00 off the regular price!!

Over an hour and a half long and recorded live in Budapest, Hungary April 3rd, 2004 and released in 5.0 surround/stereo. The band is : Steve Hackette-guitar and vocals, Roger Kin

2005 remaster with bonus tracks and new liner notes.

"Remastered this year at Steve Hackett's MAP studios by engineer Benedict Fenner, in direct collaboration with Steve. Spectral’s bonus material includes fascinating alternate studio versions of Every Day, Virgin and the Gypsy, Tigermoth and The Ballad of the Decomposing Man (featuring The Office Party). Also the 12” single version of Clocks released in Se

"Since the release of their first album, the band has lost his vocalist Jocelyn Beaulieu who has a special voice in the range of Jon Anderson of Yes. Since then the sound and the music of the band change for a more in your face kind of rock, heavier, less retro-prog and more modern. I was a bit disappointed with the next two releases, it felt to me that the band has lost his sense for good melodies. It's clear that the voice of Jean-Francois Desilets doesn't have the same strenght of Jocelyn, but his...

24 bit digitally remastered reissue of this excellent first solo album by the ex-keyboardist of The Mahavishnu Orchestra. Well, it's not utterly solo, as violinist Steve Kindler appears on 4 tracks to excellent effect and percussionist David Earle...

The great man's first solo album, recorded in 1971, while VDGG were just beginning the tackling of Pawn Hearts is...a relatively simple album of songs with backing from all of Van Der Graaf Generator, plus Robert Fripp and a few others here and there.

For this remastered/repackaged reissue, compiler Mark Powell found five studio rehearsal demos of the full Van der Graaf Generator doing The Birds, Sunshine, Happy, Re-Awakening and Summer Song!! Lots of unseen photos and a package design by Phil Smee.

Caveat: READ THIS: If you google this title, you will see lots and lots of people talking about what a botch job it is, including someone who bought it from us for $6.00, didn't check it for 2 years and then wanted their money back (I said 'no').

I don't know if they fixed it or the reported problems are wrong, but the DVD played fine in my computer and the entire concert was there on the 2 CDs as well (although seemingly in the wrong order). AT THIS PRICE, HOWEVER, WE WON'T TAKE RETURNS...

Hammill's 6th album and I believe the first one released after the final dissolution of Van der Graaf. It is the closest thing to a 'concept' album I can think of by Peter, charting the decline and final dissolution (of course it is a sad story! it's a Peter Hammill album!) of a love affair.
When I was becoming a Hammill fanatic, this one was impossible to find; the only place it was in print (this is lp days, of course) was Israel, and with a lot of difficulty, I did finally procure myself a copy!...

While they last, this is a full 50% off the regular price!

Hammill's third solo album was recorded not too long after Van Der Graaf Generator imploded and released in early 1974. Like the excellent previous album Chameleon In the Shadow Of The Night, it's an excellent work that blends a very intense singer/songwriter esthetic with more avant/progressive tendencies ala VDGG. Has performances by all of VDGG here and there and even guitarist Randy California on one track. The final track, A Louse Is...

20 bit digitally remixed and remastered version with unpublished photos and new liner notes, of Herbie's wonderful, classic fusion album with Bennie Maupin, Eddie Henderson, Julian Priester, Buster Williams, Billy Hart, Patrick Gleeson and Buck Clarke...

"The follow-up to the breakthrough Headhunters album was virtually as good as its wildly successful predecessor: an earthy, funky, yet often harmonically and rhythmically sophisticated tour de force. There is only one change in the Headhunters lineup -- swapping drummer Harvey Mason for Mike Clark -- and the switch results in grooves that are even more complex. Hancock continues to reach into the rapidly changing high-tech world for new sounds, most notably the metallic sheen of the then-new ARP string...

"A remastered edition of the classic Psychedelic album “Western Flier” by HAPSHASH and the COLOURED COAT, Psychedelic graphic designers and darlings of London’s Underground scene Michael English and Nigel Waymouth. Being responsible for a series of legendary posters for artists such as the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Traffic, Tomorrow, Soft Machine, Pink Floyd, The Who et al, Waymouth and English ventured into music after being persuaded to do so by friend, DJ and ...

Bruno Carr - drums
Jimmy Ponder - guitar
Lonnie Smith - organ
Harold Ousley - saxophone
"A hot, swinging soul-jazz date featuring some of the unsung heroes of the genre! Lead by drummer Bruno Carr, a veteran of Herbie Mann's group (also those of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and David 'Fathead'Newman), the Harlem Art Ensemble also features top soul-jazz players Jimmy Ponder (guitar), Dr Lonnie Smith (organ) and Harold Ousley (sax). The players groove and shine on this previously...

"The man gets older, and the music just stays very good, or might even be a bit better. 7 really wellwritten songs, which all have a stamp of singer/songwriter to it, but also rather strongly folk inspired. It also flirts a bit with rock and has some very progressive moments to it. The lyrics are wellwritten, and the music including vocals are just so killingly chilled.
I got this album late in November 2013 and the first few listens didn’t blow me away to any great extent. It was good, it....

Unless you already own them, this essential set includes Joe Harriott's two legendary classic releases: Free Form (1961) and Abstract (1962) along with their predecessor, Southern Horizon (1960).
This is essential Brit-jazz from someone who was a modernist before anyone else in Britain! Are you a fan of Ornette, Vandermark 5, Eric Dolphy, Cosmologic, etc? You NEED this!

"The few recordings of Jamaican born saxophonist Joe Harriott have been hard to come by since they were initially released..

"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...

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...

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...

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,...

"This electrifying unit translucently morphs the days of prog-rock yore with an ultramodern scope."-All About Jazz

This is the third album by this excellent, instrumental US band, originally out of Texas. Their sound and approach always had some touches of Djam Karet to them, and now that Gayle Ellett is aboard the band, Djam Karet is also a reasonable comparison in certain aspects.

I saw them at ProgDay several years ago and they were excellent (and soundchecked by performing "Devotion"..

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....

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....

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.

"Why did it take so long for this great live set to be released? This is 74+ minutes of prime late 70's Steve Hillage and his quartet. Recorded at the Rainbow Theater in London, the live sound is very good. The band--Hillage-guitar/vocals, Miquette Giraudy-synth/vocals, Joe Blocker-drums, and Curtis Robinson-bass--is one of Hillage's better bands. To put things in context, this set was recorded about a year after Hillage's fine album "L" in 1976.
In a nutshell--fans of Hillage from this period will..

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...

In the 80s and 90s, in DC, one of the great nights out you could see once every 10 months or so, was singer / songwriter / guitarist / bandleader Robyn Hitchcock with whatever group of musicians he was fronting at that time.
He was always witty and a treat and I saw him quite a few times and always had a great blast and he's still witty and a treat, but now in a distinguished, silver-haired kinda way.

"After making records for three decades, Robyn Hitchcock has largely lost the ability to...

In the 80s and 90s, in DC, one of the great nights out you could see once every 10 months or so, was singer / songwriter / guitarist / bandleader Robyn Hitchcock with whatever group of musicians he was fronting at that time.
He was always witty and a treat and I saw him quite a few times and always had a great blast and he's still witty and a treat, but now in a distinguished, silver-haired kinda way.

"In 2004, Robyn Hitchcock's loose and folky Spooked saw the insect- and crustacean-loving...

In the 80s and 90s, in DC, one of the great nights out you could see once every 10 months or so, was singer / songwriter / guitarist / bandleader Robyn Hitchcock with whatever group of musicians he was fronting at that time.
He was always witty and a treat and I saw him quite a few times and always had a great blast and he's still witty and a treat, but now in a distinguished, silver-haired kinda way.

"Six years after his superb I Often Dream of Trains, Robyn Hitchcock returned to the...

In the 80s and 90s, in DC, one of the great nights out you could see once every 10 months or so, was singer / songwriter / guitarist / bandleader Robyn Hitchcock with whatever group of musicians he was fronting at that time.
He was always witty and a treat and I saw him quite a few times and always had a great blast and he's still witty and a treat, but now in a distinguished, silver-haired kinda way.

"Sometime after the release of 2003's sparse and slightly chilly Luxor, Robyn Hitchcock...

In the 80s and 90s, in DC, one of the great nights out you could see once every 10 months or so, was singer / songwriter / guitarist / bandleader Robyn Hitchcock with whatever group of musicians he was fronting at that time.
He was always witty and a treat and I saw him quite a few times and always had a great blast and he's still witty and a treat, but now in a distinguished, silver-haired kinda way.

"Recorded at the Marquee in London shortly after the release of Fegmania!, the live Gotta....

"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...

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...