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Gibson is a long time performer of avant music (who else played in the premiers of "In C", "Einstein On The Beach" & "Drumming"?) who has spent over 25 years in Philip Glass' ensemble. This reissues his 1st album (originally released on Philip Glass' Chatham Square label in the 1970s) as well as some unissued material.
The original tracks were two long compositions: Visitations I - II, that Gibson describes as 16 multi-track-textured environmental soundscapes. The music presents several layers...

If you like Ethiopian pop music, Gigi, who is a fine vocalist (and also the wife of Bill Laswell) is one of the bigger names to emerge in the 00s from the scene.

This features modern production and dance grooves, married to the unusual scales...

Now this is pretty fascinating and also it's in surprisingly high quality sound. This is the 'home demos' that Giles, Giles & Fripp worked on to get themselves their contract with Decca Records, as well as the demos that they worked on during the period of their contract.
There is plenty of material that is essentially just (sometimes significantly better) alternates of the Giles, Giles & Fripp album, but it gets especially amazing as the disc progresses, as the band adds singer Judy Dyble, multi...

"Former Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour is not prolific. Rattle That Lock is only his fourth solo studio album (though it follows his late band's final album, The Endless River, by only ten months). Gilmour recorded some 35 songs for this set, some dating back 18 years. Trimming them to ten couldn't have been easy. Titled for John Milton's second book in Paradise Lost, Rattle That Lock is structured as an informal song cycle to reflect the sometimes random, sometimes weightier thought processes of a ...

“The first from Bill for a long time, this is an abstract aural collage recorded between 2003 and 2006, over long distances by mail, that operates somewhere between soundscape and radio art, assembling environmental recordings, bits of broadcasts and other modified found sound into a very personal sound diary or imaginary journey.”-Chris Cutler

"Bill Gilonis (of the great post Henry Cow band, The Work) and Chantale Laplante worked on Zürich-Bamberg intermittently for three years. The CD comprises...

"For over forty years Gordon has enjoyed the well-deserved reputation as one of Britain’s greatest guitar players. He made his first recordings in the 1960s as folk artist, but by late 70s he had crossed into the Progressive Rock genre. A trio of albums on the Electric Records label earned Gordon much praise and an ever-increasing fan base. In 1979 he released the album “The Peacock Party” for PVK Records, (also re-released on Esoteric this month), a highly successful project. 1982’s “Airwaves” was his...

Gordon Giltrap is an acoustic guitarist who, during the 70s, managed to cross-over into the progressive rock arena, where he made a few well liked and distinctive releases of the era, with some great personnel involved as well.

"A newly remastered and expanded edition of the classic album “LIVE AT OXFORD” by GORDON GILTRAP. For over forty years Gordon has enjoyed the well-deserved reputation as one of Britain’s greatest guitar players. He made his first recordings in the 1960s as folk artist, but..

"Guitar legend Gordon Giltrap and keyboardist Oliver Wakeman (following his years of touring with the classic progressive rock band YES) release their debut collaborative album 'Ravens & Lullabies'.

The album which features a return for Gordon to his rock roots following a 30 year absence and Oliver's first recorded works since his departure from both Yes and Strawbs. The album has been recorded and mixed by 'Threshold' guitarist Karl Groom (who also mixed the Yes 'Live In Lyon' record which...

"Double Vision / In Vision features Gordon Giltrap and Raymond Burley, each an accomplished guitarist in his own right, playing together in a series of seamless, masterful duets.
This concert collection includes two intimate, full-length performances, as well as an introductory interview with each artist. This DVD captures two specially filmed performances of Gordon Giltrap and Raymond Burley.
Although both artists have completely different styles, they manage to blend both styles together...

I saw this great Richmond group whose members also play in other great better and less known ensembles such as Fight the Big Bull, OMBAK, No BS Brass Band, Bio Ritmo, etc. in May, 2010. Led by guitarist and composer Scott Burton, the band also features...

Lol Creme and Kevin Godley got their start with the classy and possibly 'too smart for their own good' pop band 10cc. Then, at the height of that band's fame, they split off on their own & made three fabulous and infamous releases, which mingled their...

"Gorgeous officially licensed US edition of this amazing mystical cosmic mind journey. Sergius Golowin is a Swiss author. In 1973 he got sucked into R.U. Kaiser's Cosmic Courier vortex and recorded this masterwerke. Over three long tracks Golowin provides spoken voice. The bed of music is provided by the Cosmic Jokers - Jerry Berkers, Klaus Schulze, Jurgen Dollase, Witthuser and Westrup, and Jorg Mierke. A melange of Mellotron, flutes, electric and acoustic guitars, and a variety of percussion.....

"This is a great Gong reunion album. It was released in 1995 from a progressive rock festival in 1994. Most of the "original" members from the Radio Gnome Invisible days are here. The only major missing persons are Steve Hillage and Pierre Moerlen (who was a late comer anyway). This double CD is about 110 minutes long. It is basically the Radio Gnome Invisible trilogy played in order, starting out with few songs the prequel Camembert Electrique.
But, it isn't a stale reproduction of the albums....

Good fusion album with Pierre Moerlin, Mirelle Bauer, Hansford Rowe, Benoit Moerlin + guests Mick Taylor, Allan Holdsworth, Bon Lozaga, Franois Causse & Darryl Way. [Virgin]

I remember being a huge Gong fan, having discovered them just as Daevid was leaving the band, and seeing this in my local shop around Christmas, 1977 and buying it and being really really in love with this raucous, punky take on Gong. And recorded live and sounding great. And who could forget Daevid's cover imploring me not to pay more than $3.50 but "....better to rip it off if you can!" Middle class white boy I am, I paid more AND I didn't rip it off.
Planet Gong was Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth....

For a short time, while they last, this 2015 release is $10.00 off the regular price!

"A work nearly five years in its evolution, In Remembrance is Delia Gonzalez's first major project since she ended her collaboration with Gavin Russom to focus on her fine art career. Beginning as a set of 16mm films of ballet dancers accompanied by solo piano compositions, Gonzalez found inspiration for the piece in inspiration itself: In Remembrance celebrates the creative spark and clarity that make art...

Modern pop from the vocalist of Doves, with a definite emphasis on experimentation within the form.

"Odludek, the solo debut from Doves' Jimi Goodwin, makes up for what it lacks in consistency of tone with a pioneering spirit that both mocks and celebrates the digital age. Genres be damned, Goodwin is at his heart a world-weary Brit-pop songsmith in the vein of Elbow's Guy Garvey, and there is some of that to be found here, but for the most part, Odludek's ten largely disparate tracks play like...

"Recorded live at a museum in Bochum, Germany on March 14, 1989 and released as an LP the following year, Sonic Fiction was the first of many recordings to document the alternately subtle, restless, delicate, and rigorous interaction between German...

For their second album (and their 1st really great one), the Dead produced themselves and this 1968 psychedelic masterpiece, the band wanted to re-create their live experience, but within the confines of a single album...

Before she was the femme fatale of the west coast psychedelic scene in the Jefferson Airplane, Grace fronted another fine California psych band, The Great Society. They never really had much of a chance, as the band broke up in 1966, but this surviving...

There are a lot of people who make electronic music, but NO ONE sounds like Jeff Greinke except Jeff Greinke.
This features a huge array of folks on other instruments such as keyboards, brass, guitar, strings, reeds and percussion, but it still sounds like a Jeff Greinke release. Highly recommended.

"Scenes From A Train rather follows the footsteps of his rhythmed, jazzy-infused side project Land. Released in June 2013 on UK label Infectious Music, Jeff Greinke is supported on this album by...

"Sometimes, when the rhythm section is really cooking and everybody is together, this feeling of euphoria comes over you." Johnny Griffin.

"This is a fine continuation of Griffin's work from the late 1950's into the early 1960's. The sound is uniformly good ... clean and fairly crisp. The booklet (as usual from Real Gone Jazz) lists titles, dates and personnel. Griffin's style has been called muscular, hard-drivng, and relentless, and for once those terms apply. The albums included are:...

"2009 archive release from the British Blues greats. In September 1976, The Groundhogs were a four piece adding second guitarist Ric Adams to bolster the sound and allow Tony McPhee more space to develop his amazing guitar runs. This Swedish gig was...

"Live classic British rock from The Groundhogs including previously unheard & unreleased rare material from the Crosscut Saw tour in 1976, featuring tracks from that album plus favorites from the Split (1971) & Solid (1974) albums including a 14-minute 'Cherry Red'. Includes 12-page booklet with liner notes & b&w photos."

"I'm glad to see a live cd of the groundhogs that isn't full of their "standards". this was recorded in 1976 and covers tunes from my favorite release "solid", "crosscut saw"...

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...

"Our authorised reissue of early Wigwam leader Gustavson’s 2nd solo work from 1979 (originally on Kerberos Records) comes with a facsimile of the original printed insert plus new liner notes by Mikael Wiik and also a fresh interview with Gustavson himself.
As Jukka’s work with Wigwam attests, his music was always complex and demanding – but, it more often than not incorporated a totally infectious groove. On his second album Valon vuoksi (-79) he moved even further away from his earlier influences...

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

"This album is gorgeous. I picked it up expecting some crazy experimental thing because it's a Haco project, but what I ended up hearing was an achingly beautiful collaboration of slow, climaxing songs, inventive string technique, and head-bobbing goodness. This is a really, really good disc."-Eon Fontes May

"Charismatic singer, lyricist and performer Haco came to the fore in the early 80s with the group After Dinner, a sublime incarnation of surreal, direct, and offbeat Japanese/European pop...

"Susanne Lewis and Bob Drake met in 1980 at a Denver recording studio where Bob was working as an engineer. They immediately discovered a musical kinship and have continued to play and record in various projects since, notably Hail, but also Denver legends Thinking Plague and 5UUs.
Their first LP (Venus Handcuffs, 1986) was recorded in an abandoned yoghurt factory, the second (Gypsy cat and Gypsy Bird, 1983) followed soon after. At about this time Bob got a job as a sound-effects engineer for a horror

Songs by Suzanne Lewis and Bob Drake, both ex-Thinking Plague - a punky cross between Syd Barrett's Pink Floyd and early Jefferson Airplane. This time, Bob Drake and Susanne Lewis are joined by some guests: Dave Kerman, Chris Cutler, Bill Gilonis.

"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...

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 ...

"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...

"Ad Hoc Records' new, four-panel digipack reissue of The Hat Shoes debut album will be especially welcomed by lovers of intelligent and thoughtful progressive music, with a hint of Romanticism.
Originally released in 1991, Differently Desperate is a studio offering of diverse avant-pop songs by a 'super-group' comprised of members Bill Gilonis (The Work), Catherine Jauniaux (Fluvial), Charles Hayward (This Heat, Camberwell Now) and Tom Cora (Skeleton Crew, Curlew). There's also a slew of well-known...

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

Charles Hayward is, of course, best known for his drumming and vocalizing feats with This Heat, Camberwell Now and Quiet Sun, but in addition to doing some improvising work, he has released a number of solo albums contsructed out of his excellent drumming, distinctive voice and single drones made from keyboards, melodica, etc. I saw him perform at RIO in 2009 and it was a real treat to finally see the great man behind the kit and in full voice. This is his first in quite some time and is a good one...