Mega Blowout Sale

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....

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...

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...

So, this is where it all began for this great band. Recorded in 2007 and originally issued on CDR (don't worry - this isn't a CDR) and where I first heard of Josh, Kirk and maybe Tomas.
A wonderful, swinging free-jazz lp that belongs in any collection by any fan of Steve Lacy's. Highly recommended!

This is the first album by this great repertory group, who exclusively perform the music of Steve Lacy. I use the word 'group' in its strictest sense - it has consisted of the same four committed..

"In 1972, the Stooges were near the point of collapse when David Bowie's management team, MainMan, took a chance on the band at Bowie's behest. By this point, guitarist Ron Asheton and bassist Dave Alexander had been edged out of the picture, and James Williamson had signed on as Iggy's new guitar mangler; Asheton rejoined the band shortly before recording commenced on Raw Power, but was forced to play second fiddle to Williamson as bassist. By most accounts, tensions were high during the recording of....

"Experimental, psychedelic folk travelers who did more than any other act to give the United Kingdom its own distinctive hippie identity in the 1960s.
In 1967, Joe Boyd had signed the Incredible String Band, who were then down to Robin Williamson, Mike Heron, and Licorice McKechnie, to Elektra. The 5000 Spirits or Layers of the Onion had been crafted in a cottage in Glasgow, but Boyd wanted a proper recording studio to get it on tape. He chose engineer John Wood's Chelsea studio for the sessions...

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...

Jon Irabagon came to attention by playing with the great, subversive quartet Mostly Other People Do The Killing (MOPDTK) and by winning the 2008 Thelonious Monk Institute competition for saxophone. This is the record he made after winning the Monk...

"One of the definitive documents of the acid-rock era. The 17-minute title odyssey joins My Mirage; Flowers and Beads; Are You Happy, and the rest of their fuzzed-out 1968 classic!"

"With its endless, droning minor-key riff and mumbled vocals, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" is arguably the most notorious song of the acid rock era. According to legend, the group was so stoned when they recorded the track that they could neither pronounce the title "In the Garden of Eden" or end the track, so it rambles on...

"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...

I have long prided myself in the bargains we find for our customers. One of my early bosses in the record store biz used to proudly point at the (really good) selection he had of cheapie discs and say, "I have the best 'Record Hell' selection anywhere!"
Well, he DID, but WE DO NOW!
But even with what we've always got, this is a particularly fantastic buy of the latest release by a particularly fantastic band, and you really should pick this up. Period.

I don't want to say you shouldn't..

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..

"One of the most important and influential figures on the post war blues scene, singer, guitarist and songwriter Elmore James was the unchallenged king of the electric slide guitar, updating the legacy of the country blues to post-war Chicago. His music, and particularly his guitar playing, has been a major source of inspiration for countless blues and rock musicians over the years. Eric Clapton, Duane Allman and Jimi Hendrix are just a few of the rock legends who have acknowledged his influence. This...

"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...

An extremely good, previously unknown and unheard high quality live recording from Bert in Glascow in late 1974, from a period that is not considered his best period, release wise, but a period which probably should be re-evaluated based on the recorded evidence here!

"This recording is among the most providential archival discoveries of it's era. If you are a Jansch fan you should rate this as ESSENTIAL for several reasons. For me the most compelling is that it contains perfectly executed...

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...

This is an authorized release in the United Kingdom of a recording of the concert given on May 7, 1969 by Jefferson Airplane at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. This concert was popularly bootlegged several times and this is the first time it has been officially released. It is a very, very good audience tape for the time period and shows the band at home in front of their hometown crowd and enjoying themselves. Whiles there are repeats from Bless It's Pointed Little Head, this has more later period....

"There is a massive amount of live Airplane material available and it becomes pretty difficult to sort it all out. I am a big fan of the Airplane, and to me this was a "must have"--a more casual listener probably would not feel the same way. The sound quality is excellent overall but not flawless. There are some glitches that were clearly left in because the performances are powerful and worth hearing even with some sonic imperfections.
One thing I like about the Airplane is the way they combined...

"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...

One of the most essential and quintessential West Coast (meaning San Francisco) psych bands of the 60s, this is an excellent quality early/prime period release. The sound is quite excellent for what these are and the age that these are - a bit hissy...

An excellent live album, released only in the USA, which was recorded on May 3 & 4, 1968, when the band were in their absolute prime after releasing my favorite by them, After Bathing at Baxter's, and highlighting material from their upcoming, also...

"Jefferson Airplane were less focused in 1969 than they had been in the Summer of Love two years before. Recorded at the Fillmore East, these performances find the Airplane coming off their most recent album, Volunteers, released a month earlier, with the band a lot looser (drug use aside) and fractured. The factions in the group were presenting themselves during performances, and this set is no exception. Guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady connected and jammed like they would have been....

The first release includes a different lineup than the 'famous' version of the band. It is still a very good, early psychedelic release.

"Marty Balin, Signe Toly Anderson (vocals); Paul Kantner (guitar, vocals); Jorma Ludwik Kaukonen (guitar)...

While there were other albums released under the Jefferson Airplane name, this is really the final album by the classic band. The five bonus tracks are fantastic, recorded live in November, 1969 at the Filmore East!

"This is Jefferson Airplane at its peak, political and trippy, at the end of the Sixties. Before their legendary squabbles would, finally, make them implode, they managed one last great album, and here it is. Each of them seem to have hit their stride, Kantner's writing...

Just $3.00 per CD!
JSP Records are the best label overall I've encountered who work in the field of releasing CDs of old jazz and blues recordings. JSP's releases typically undergo extensive (and very expensive) careful and tasteful manual cleanup, and they have become rightly renowned for the highest possible sound quality considering the source material. These releases all come packaged in full jewel cases (no little paper sleeves here) and have full personnel and reasonable liner notes. Highly...

Blind Willie Johnson's rightly famous instrumental (with wordless vocal accompaniment "Dark Was The Night" is considered one of the great pre-war blues guitar performances, because it genuinely is. There is very little music that is emotionally deeper...

"There's a mystical place out there in the stars most people can't even dream of these days, but way back when, Jon and Vangelis had a real knack for taking us there. From my first listening when this first came out on LP, I distinctly recall saying to myself,"That's it! That's the music of some distant world I've visited before in my dreams but couldn't put my finger on"."-W. Craig

Bassist Percy Jones came to everyone's attention via his amazing, totally distinctive work with both Brand X and his appearances on Brian Eno's albums.
One of the great, distinctive bassists of our time, Percy continues to work, but has never gotten the attention I think he has always deserved.
This reissues his second release under his name, which has been out of print for at least 20 years, and it is a unique and mostly (there are a couple of out of place, duff vocal tracks) very enjoyable....

“This live concert, broadcast over Swiss, features the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra at its prime. The remarkable all-star group includes two first trumpeters (Snooky Young and Al Porcino) and such soloists as trumpeters Richard Williams, Danny Moore and Thad Jones, trombonist Jimmy Knepper, Jerome Richardson on soprano, Jerry Dodgion on flute and alto, baritonist Pepper Adams, pianist Roland Hanna, bassist Richard Davis and tenor great Joe Henderson whose short stint with the band was long enough to...