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"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...

"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...

“The lab-coat dressed quasi-scientists of Norwegian improvisational sound research trio HEMMELIG TEMPO are known for their unique live research seminars and surrealistic experiements, such as "Bird Imitation Experiment" and "Six Unlikely Duos". The album "Who Put John Cage On The Guestlist ?" is a remarkable collage of the trio's electronic sound experiments across three years, assembled at Professor FOKUDA-San's infamous Mountain Seminar at Rjukan. Science will never be the same...”

This is some of the fabulous recordings that the Jimi Hendrix Experience made for the BBC as they were starting out and then as they were getting huge.
Excellent mono sound from the original masters and great, happy, performances by the entire band. Some of the material is very unexpected and never recorded anywhere else and there's a lot of the well known pieces as well.
If I had to choose only one posthumous collection of studio recordings by Jimi, this is the one. Utterly essential.

"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....

Wired on adrenalin and other stuff too, this is the Experience at an early peak, playing before the largest audience they had ever played for and determined to live up to the pre-show hype and break big in the US. They did. It's an amazing performance and the sound as remixed from the original multi-tracks is really state of the art live & loud 1967, with Mitch's fabulous drumming very audible.

"The Jimi Hendrix Experience's breakthrough appearance at the Monterey International Pop Festival on...

"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...

The last of the Henry Cow albums on Virgin, this includes their amazing final BBC session; 25' of Henry Cow perfection, a small taste of the famous shows that they performed with Robert Wyatt and a lot of purely free improvisation or prepared free improvisation, which is what they were doing live at this time.
This has been out of print for a bit now and is always in demand, and it has been remastered by Bob Drake and sounds significantly better to my ears!

"Originally released in 197

This is high quality live Swedish radio recordings from Goteborg (1975 - with John Greaves) and Stockholm (1977 - with Georgie Born). The sound is great here; Bob Drake worked from the original 8 track and stereo 2 track masters and you can finally hear Tim's follow-up masterpiece to "Living in the Heart of the Beast", entitled "Erk Gah". There's also some nice improvisations and other tunes and Fred's never otherwise released "The March", which is a really great one as well. Highly recommended...

"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 2003 package spotlights Dan Hicks (guitar/vocals) and his handpicked assemblage at a one-time-only gig at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco on December 9, 2001, honoring Hicks' 60th birthday. In his trademark approach, the pacing is decidedly low-key, even as different aggregates of musicians come and go between practically every number. This gives each delivery a unique texture and allows for some inspired interaction. Early classics include the jug band-infused Charlatans side "How Can I Miss...

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.

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....

"Not all great composers are dead. Some of them even appear in public as rock musicians. Tim Hodgkinson is such a composer."-Michael Bloom/Boston Rock.

An intense fusion of contemporary classical music & rock energy. It is a unique form of electronic-but-acoustic music which has the excitement & spontaneity of improvisation, tempered by the rigor of structured composition.

“Timothy "Tim" George Hodgkinson is an English experimental music composer and performer, principally on reeds, lap..

"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....

There are millions of Billie Holliday comps out there, but this one is priced RIGHT and every one of them features Lester Young. So it is a great place to start.

"A Musical Romance gathers some of the most romantic songs Billie Holiday recorded with Lester Young, including "The Man I Love," "Time on My Hands (You in My Arms)," "I Must Have That Man," and "Who Wants Love?" Essentially a collection of some of the love songs featured on the excellent Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on...

If you like this sound, this is every bit as great as you would hope it would be!

"Dave Holland is best known as one of the great jazz bassists of his generation. Pepe Habichuela is an awe-inspiring flamenco guitarist. The two of them together, with Josemi and Carlos Carmona on additional guitars as well as a pair of percussionists, prove to be a wonderful combination.
Holland brings his own experience to flamenco, subsuming himself in the genre, his bass imitating a voice on the glorious...

"Winding through the literally hundreds of titles in John Lee Hooker's catalog is a daunting task for even the most seasoned and learned blues connoisseur. This is especially true when considering Hooker recorded under more than a dozen aliases for as many labels during the late '40s, '50s, and early '60s. I'm John Lee Hooker was first issued in 1959 during his tenure with Vee Jay and is "the Hook" in his element as well as prime. Although many of these titles were initially cut for Los Angeles-based...

"When 'businessman' Bernie Besman persuaded a stammering, illiterate ex-cinema usher to cut a record in 1948, he kick started the 50 year career of America's most successful real-deal bluesman. That first record would sell a million after Besman sneaked his name in as co-author and leased the masters to the Modern label. Possibly that may have inspired Hooker's lifelong policy of recording for anybody and everybody ready to pay him off upfront, but it leaves collectors confronting a minefield of...

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...

Truly a Canterbury supergroup. Some familiar and some new tunes. Is this a major, profound, Canterbury REVELATION? No, but these old friends are having fun and playing well on this professionally recorded early 90s live recording.

"This one is definitely a grower. A band that had emerged, according to the sleeve notes, out of a one-off gig for the Le Mans 1991 jazz festival, booked by a promoter who wanted this line-up and this line-up alone, notwithstanding established bands such as Equip Out...

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...

Hugh Hopper / bass & fuzz bass, guitar, programming, sampler (10), arrangements
Lisa S. Klossner / vocals
with:
Gary Smith / stereo guitar (6-8,10)
Frances Knight / piano (11)
Chrystelle Blanc-Lanaute / flute (2,10)
Elton Dean / alto sax (9)
Peter Cook / sax (2,4)
Robert Jarvis / trombone (2,3,5)
Christine Janet / trumpet (2,10)
Julie Walkington / double bass (9)
Pip Pyle / drums

“Being a Hugh Hopper fan from WAY back, I bought this on a lark.

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!...

A reissue of the 1971 album by the lead singer of Affinity. What's probably the most interesting to readers here is that the band is: Chris Spedding-guitars, Karl Jenkins-electric and acoustic piano, oboe, Jeff Clyne-bass and bass guitar and John Marshall-drums. In other words, 2/3rds of Nucleus and in addition to this, 8 of the 11 songs are co-written by Karl Jenkins and Linda Hoyle! Includes notes from Linda about the making of the album.

“It probably isn't surprising to learn that Hoyle's solo...

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...

Hurdy Gurdy were founded in Denmark in 1967, although their one and only album was not recorded until 1971 and released in 1972. So it isn’t surprising that this period piece, minor hard rock classic contains heavy blues rock influences as well as strong whiffs of the psychedelic era. They were led by the great guitarist Claus Bohling, not too long later to join up in the great Danish fusion band Secret Oyster.

“This lone S/T album by the Danish band Hurdy Gurdy is a very good mix of heavy psych...

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....