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"This King Biscuit Flower Hour recording of their Valentine’s Day show in 1989 at the legendary Tower Theater in Upper Darby PA charts their prestigious career and marks their return as a driving force in American rock music. As their third live recording, it is a proud companion to Two for the Show from 1978 and 1992’s Live at the Whiskey affirming the second of three chapters that make up the history of Kansas (so far).
“Pennsylvania discovered Kansas long before any other state in the Union,”...

"Paul Kantner's debut solo album actually was credited to "Paul Kantner/Jefferson Starship," the first use of the "Starship" billing, predating the formation of the group with that name by four years. Kantner used it, extrapolating on the name of his...

"As lead guitarist for late '60s US psychedelic visionaries Spirit, Randy California needs no introduction to serious rock fans. This tremendous live set was recorded for the LA radio station KPFK in September 1972 -- the same month his wild solo debut, Kapt. Kopter and The (Fabulous) Twirly Birds, appeared -- and also features Larry "Fuzzy" Knight on bass and Spirit's legendary Ed Cassidy on drums. It captures them in blistering form on several cuts from that album, and features rare and wild....

Karuna Khyal's album Alomoni 1985, originally released on Voice Records around 1976, is widely acknowledged as years ahead of its time, preceding other Japanese underground experimental outfits such as Fushitsusha and White Heaven by almost 20 years...

"Quah -- Jorma Kaukonen's (guitar/vocal) solo debut effort -- was recorded and issued shortly after the dissolution of Jefferson Airplane in 1974. In contrast to the sonic indulgences of Grace Slick's Manhole or Paul Kantner and Jefferson Starship's Blows Against the Empire, Kaukonen retreated back to his folk-blues roots along with vocalist Tom Hobson -- who contributes to "Blue Prelude" and "Sweet Hawaiian Sunshine" -- to create this intricate acoustic masterwork. From the highly original artwork...

"Recorded and released after a two-year stint in Europe, Until marks alto saxophonist Robin Kenyatta's American debut as a leader, after sideman tenures with Sonny Stitt, Bill Dixon, and Archie Shepp. For anyone (of the few) who followed the rather obscure reedman's career, this set -- originally released on the Atlantic jazz subsidiary Vortex and produced by Joel Dorn -- is indicative of the restless nature of Kenyatta's career on his own records: he was not only interested in, but attempted to play...

One of the greatest and most distinctive sounds in 'world music', this is four long tracks recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on June 28, 1994.

"The late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is universally recognised as one of the great voices...

"Ali Akbar Khan was one of the greatest musicians of the Indian subcontinent. A man completely absorbed in the music of the classical tradition that he inherited, and that he helped popularise in the west. In 1955, after years of training and performing in India, he made his first trip to the west at the invitation of the famous violinist Yehudi Menuhin. Khan arrived in New York City and performed in a festival of Indian culture at the Museum of Modern Art, that featured the dancer Shanta Rao and the...

Ustad Vilayat Khan was one of the most important figures of the twentieth century in north Indian classical music. He was, as Ravi Shankar put it, along with himself and Ali Akbar Khan, one of the original Three Musketeers, of Indian musicians who had conquered the west. Vilayat Khan's was a personality shaped by the conviction that it was destined to leave its mark on the world. He would not have been happy with just being the greatest sitarist; he had to be amongst the all-time greats of Hindustani...

"Heralded as one of the greatest live blues albums ever recorded, this set catches the singer-guitarist as his star was in ascent: in 1964 playing Chicago's answer to Harlem's Apollo Theater--the Regal. King's performance is visceral. He sings so hard that gravel flies even in his clearest high notes. And his trademark single-note guitar lines are sharp and steely, matching his voice with trembling vigor. He offers early hits like "How Blue Can You Get," "Worry, Worry," and "You Upset Me Baby" to what's...

"In the early 1970s, B.B. King was basking in the glow of crossover success, with his brand of soulful blues reaching all audiences, not just African-American ones. In this 75-minute radio broadcast from October 1, 1972, his stinging guitar runs through a mix of old and new classics, from his mid-'50s R&B hit "Everyday I Have the Blues" to Leon Russell's "Hummingbird." Other highlights include the standard "Rock Me Baby" and his biggest hit, "The Thrill Is Gone." It's presented here in its entirety, with...

Guitarist Kaki King started as a 'tapping guitarist', ala Michael Hedges, Preston Reed and (early) Richard Leo Johnson. She somehow got herself signed to SONY for a very short while, appearing on The Late Show and the like, although she was quickly...

“Stunning second album from this eclectic Dutch progressive band. Kingfisher Sky is masterminded by the husband and wife team of Ivar de Graaf (drums) and Judith Rijnveld (vocals). The band's lineup has changed a bit since Hallway Of Dreams but the...

“Eero Koivistoinen is one of the mainstays of jazz in his part of the world, a true elder statesman. Finland has some of the best trained musicians around who are completely aware of the jazz legacy, versed in modern harmony and ways of thinking. The album Hati Hati is what I consider a real hard-core contemporary jazz recording, without any concessions to popular culture or some of the excesses of the musical period we live in. There is a palpable sense of honesty, thought, experience and commitment...

"Svart Records continues the Eero Koivistoinen reissue program with this 1971 super-rarity. With Vesa-Matti Loiri, Seija Simola and Eero Raittinen on vocals. Koivistoinen’s children’s music album Muusa ja Ruusa was based on the poems of Kirsi Kunnas and released by the book publishing company WSOY. Although some of these songs were revisited in the 2000s on the Ville ja Valle album, the original album has never been reissued in any format. The moods on this 1971 range from pastoral calm to the...

Paul is St. Elmo's Fire's guitarist. This is the 1st ever issue of his Frippertronics style opening set that Paul would use to open Elmo's gigs, using analog synths, electric guitars, effects & more. Charming.

Released on Proper, a great UK label who do an amazing job in terms of packaging, presentation and especially in terms of sonics. This is important, basic repertoire material. A great place to hear some of his best stuff and at a amazing price...

While they last, this is a full $10.00 off the usual price!

Long awaited - at least by me - second studio album by this terrific African band from Congo, who blend traditional Bazombo trance music with heavy amplification. The band features....

"All I can say is that sometimes when you have anticipated something for a long time you can become afraid that it can't possibly live up to your built up expectations. No fear this time. The lost album is indescribable. What a treasure to hear Kooper and Bloomfield together again! After wearing out copies of Super Session and Super Session live on Vinyl, 8 track, cassette, and CD, to actually hear this new material was like the closest thing to time travel that I expect to ever get...

Influential and legendary German Krautrock/Jazzrock band formed around Hellmut Hattler, Jan Wolbrandt, Jan Friede and Johannes Pappert in 1967. Originally playing a hybrid of free jazz (influenced by the likes of Pharaoh Sanders and Frank Zappa) the members lived communally and worked on tightening up their sound, as well as other art projects, for close to five years before recording and releasing their jazz/psychedelic debut album under the name Kraan (meaning ‘faucet’ in Dutch). The balance of the 70s...

Performers include: Steve Lacy, Peter Herbert, Wolfgang Reisinger, Marcus Weiss, Philippe Racine, Paulo Alvares, Bernhard Lang, Christof Kurzmann, Philip Jeck.

"This look at the tensed balance between composition, improvisation, and performance..

All previously unreleased duets recorded between 1982-94, & featuring the soprano sax master with Derek Bailey, Bobby Few, George Lewis, Steve Potts, Roswell Rudd, Masahiko Togashi, Mal Waldron & others.

"Lambert Hendricks & Ross are still regarded as the finest jazz vocal group of all time: Their fame comes from their pioneering of vocalese; wordless vocals imitating instruments and they achieved this in an astonishing style that has never been surpassed. The EL edition is full of rarities, restored and reissued on compact disc for the first time including numerous superb pre-LHR recordings involving Dave Lambert Singers and Annie Ross and three LHR live tracks from a 1958 radio broadcast; including a...

"The New Yorker critic Whitney Balliett once said her tiny wisp of a voice "would scarcely reach the second storey of a doll's house", while jazz critic Leonard Feather described it as "a voice in a million". Blossom Dearie pursued a singular career...

"These rare recordings made between 1970-1973 are now available on CD for the first time. Transferred from the original master tapes this recording finds saxophonist and free-jazz legend Byard Lancaster playing his trademark sound in a live setting. At times the music is very wild and free, at other points it is quiet and melancholy. Musicians include: J.R. Mitchell - percussion, Calvin Hill - bass, Paul Morrison - electric bass, Lester Lumley - conga, Sid Simmons - piano and Joe Hunter - bass."

"Originally recorded and released in 1979, this recording finds jazz musician Byard Lancaster in a solo setting playing on a variety of instruments that includes piano, flute, piccolo, bass clarinet, voice, soprano and alto saxes and percussion...

A major label modern blues recording by the best living slide guitarist (with a absolutely gorgeous tone) that *I* know of.

He's really a live performer more than a studio performer, but this is probably his best studio album or darn close.

Jerome was a founding member of the very fine Quebecois band Maneige, writing and performing on their 1st two albums, which were some of the band's highlights. For the last 30 years, he's been doing soundtrack-type work, and it reflects that, but it al...

"The twelve part BBC Series, Lark Rise to Candleford, on prime time Sunday nights has attracted nearly 12 million viewers each week. The album includes several pieces of music from the programme, including the theme music. The main man behind the...

One of the very first (maybe *the* first) CD release on the late, great AYAA label was by this mostly instrumental Swiss trio of tenor sax, bass and drums. 20 years later, here they are again, now with a guitarist and a couple of guests on a few songs...

Pretty swinging jazz/free jazz quintet date from the late, great CMP label, so you know it is well recorded! This features Lauer on tenor and soprano saxes, Puschnig on alto saxes, Bob Stewart on tuba and Thomas Alkier on drums. Bob holds down the low ...

"On December 10, 2007, Led Zeppelin took the stage at London’s O2 Arena to headline a tribute concert for dear friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. What followed was a two-hour-plus tour de force of the band’s signature blues-infused...

This is the 2014 remastered / expanded edition of Zep's iconically iconic second album, done by Jimmy Page.

"With the 2014 release of deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, & Led Zeppelin III, the band will launch an extensive reissue program of all nine of its studio albums in chronological order, each remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page. Led Zeppelin will also open its vaults to share dozens of unheard studio and live recordings, with each album featuring a second disc of..

"Although Dave Liebman had recorded a few unaccompanied saxophone records before, The Distance Runner was his first live CD in that format. Switching between soprano, tenor, and wooden flute, Liebman is mostly heard in a thoughtful and lyrical mood...

"While listening to saxophonist Dave Liebman's 2006 release, Back on the Corner, it's pretty darn hard not to think of Miles Davis' groundbreaking early-'70s fusion period. And there are obvious reasons for this: firstly, Liebman actually played with Davis at one point (appearing on Davis' 1973 release, On the Corner), another Davis sideman plays throughout the album (guitarist Mike Stern), and lastly, two of the compositions were penned by Davis himself. Joining Liebman and Stern is renowned sessionman...

Stoned, shoe-gazey, pop-stoner-space rock sounds! Good shit, just like what they were smoking when they made this!

"Midwesterners often feel obligated to apologize for/complain about their landscape. Chicago’s Light Pollution does not. The contrasting feelings of wonderment and isolation evoked by the frozen Midwestern plains deeply pervade their sound.
23-year-old songwriter James Cicero grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, the son of Italian and Spanish Catholics. His grandfather was a...

“I’d say this is definitely World class music from New Zealand”-Gilles Peterson, BBC 1, UK.

This is a really superb debut album by a New Zealand guitarist and composer, featuring the best of Australia's jazz musicians. The players...

It has been my great pleasure to have known and to have been friends with keyboardist, composer and general musical mover & shaker Erik Lindgren for nearly 30 years.
He is a great person and also a really fascinating musician who combines great love for some very disparate musical genres into a unique end result. This is a great and fascinating listen; I doubt that most will love everything, but there is plenty here for basically ANYONE. Which is what makes this release (and Erik) so great!...

Erik Lindgren is a founding member of Birdsongs of the Mesozoic and he is also one of the word's experts on garage and garage/punk rock of the 1960s. On this album, he manages to combine his love of classical music, garage rock and whatever you want to...

Suddenly there are a good number of really great spacerock bands out there and Litmus is absolutely one of the best of them. This is the second album by this UK spacerock band heavily influenced by Hawkwind's classic early/mid 70s albums. This thing...

Let me tell you something; in the early to mid 70s, in Washington, DC, there was no band that more people didn't agree was one of the unheralded greats than Little Feat! Founded by guitarist/singer/composer Lowell George upon his exit from the Mothers...

Let me tell you something; in the early to mid 70s, in Washington, DC, there was no band that more people didn't agree was one of the unheralded greats than Little Feat! Founded by guitarist/singer/composer Lowell George upon his exit from the Mother...

"After several years of building a cult following, Little Feat finally broke into the US Top Forty in the mid-1970s with Feats Don't Fail Me Now and The Last Record Album.
This October 31, 1975 double CD features the band broadcast on local rock station WBCN-FM. It features performances of songs from all of the first five Little Feat albums, including most of the material from The Last Record Album.
Led by guitarist Lowell George, it's a showcase for the act that Jimmy Page cited as his favorite.

Let me tell you something; in the early to mid 70s, in Washington, DC, there was no band that more people didn't agree was one of the unheralded greats than Little Feat! Founded by guitarist/singer/composer Lowell George upon his exit from the Mothers...

This is the Rockpalast TV broadcast from 1977, recorded just before the shows that soon after became Little Feat's great "Waiting For Columbus" live album.

This is the only full length concert footage of Little Feat that includes their leader...

Let me tell you something; in the early to mid 70s, in Washington, DC, there was no band that more people didn't agree was one of the unheralded greats than Little Feat! Founded by guitarist/singer/composer Lowell George upon his exit from the Mother of Invention. Did any other band combine such songwriting smarts with boogie? I don't think so!
This was the last album released by the band during Lowell George's lifetime. I don't think it's their best, but it's a very good album.

Here's what I know, and it isn't much. Julien Lourau is a saxist and bandleader in France who gained a lot of attention in the 90s by mixing up electro-music with jazz.
This is an electric, eclectic jazz release on the long gone and missed Label Bleu.
The lineup is:
Eric Lohrer-guitar
Bojan Zulfikarpasic-Fender Rhodes, CX3 synth
Vincent Artaud-double bass
Daniel Garcia-Bruno-drums
Julien Lourau-tenor & soprano sax, Rhodes
with guest vocals by John Greaves (!), Malik

Here's what I know, and it isn't much. Julien Lourau is a saxist and bandleader in France who gained a lot of attention in the 90s by mixing up electro-music with jazz.
This is an electric, eclectic jazz release on the long gone and missed Label Bleu.
The lineup is:
Eric Lohrer-guitar
Bojan Zulfikarpasic-Fender Rhodes, CX3 synth
Vincent Artaud-double bass
Daniel Garcia-Bruno-drums
Julien Lourau-tenor & soprano sax

This one is all instrumental and includes some n

Classic 1967, dark psychedelic/folk-rock classic from this Los Angeles band. This was their third album, and the last before the original band imploded in a nasty haze of drug troubles and paranoia, and is generally acknowledged to be their crowning ac...

"Pure jazz with rock attitude...Yes, Big Five Chord do accomplish jazz; a very new jazz." - Mark Corroto, 'All About Jazz'

"Lundbom doesn't fit the boxes that music is so conveniently placed in. His music is just as free as it's funky. It's...