Mini-LP sleeve CDs

While not very well known in the USA and if known at all, is known for his short-lived (but great!) tenure with Miles Davis in the early 1970s, Hermeto is a treasure of Brazilian new-music, with a distinctive, busy, personalized style. To me at his...

"Klaus Doldinger celebrated his silver anniversary (25 years) as a recorded artist with the Doldinger Jubilee. It worked so well, that he decided to do it again in 1975. The concept is simple, he stages a concert featuring his band, Passport, and adds...

This 1974 album features Klaus Doldinger and Passport with special guests like: Brian Auger, Johnny Griffin (!), Alexis Korner, Volker Kriegel, etc. This is only in print as a mini-lp sleeve from Japan, which you can get from us while we have them or...

Second album, originally released in 1972, and one of the hardest to find on CD, by this popular and good fusion band of the early to mid 70's (well, they went on longer, but we won't talk about that). The leader, Klaus Doldinger, a longtime mainstay...

Second album, originally released in 1972, and one of the hardest to find on CD, by this popular and good fusion band of the early to mid 70's (well, they went on longer, but we won't talk about that). The leader, Klaus Doldinger, a longtime mainstay...

Nice release of rare and unavailable tracks from this Belgian 'supergroup' (players came from/went to Arkham, Aksak Maboul, etc.)

"This is the type of Musea release I prefer, an album (actually a compilation of two singles and an unreleased...

"The Peace were an obscure band from Copperbelt, Zambia. According to some rumors, they were in fact a band from the Zambian Air Force. Before they became The Peace the band was called The Boyfriends, a popular local band featuring Ted Makombe and...

Guitarist/vocalist Luis Alberto Spinetta was the leader of Almendra, one of the bands considered as the originators of the Argentinian rock movement. After they broke up, Luis formed Pescado Rabioso. This is a reissue of the original double album, which..

The third release from Modulus, bringing out very rare releases on CD for the very first time and in meticulous high quality!

The music is exactly as stated below. VERY Return To Forever-ish, with a deep coating of prog...

Tristan Honsinger, cello, voice
Jean Jacques Avenel, bass
Tiziana Simona Vigni, voice
Sean Bergin, saxophone
Michael Vatcher, percussion
Toshinori Kondo, trumpet

"A little-known gem of Dutch free music, Picnic is the brainchild of cellist Tristan Honsinger, who composed all but one of its 12 compositions. Brilliant and whimsical, the tracks bring to mind Honsinger's work with ICP Orchestra, for whom he has also composed extensively. Here he's working in an incredible ensemb

Dave Pike was a jazz vibist who was one of the early jazz players who was 'turned on to' rock music and he made a number of fun, swingin' and to be honest, now fairly quaint-sounding albums in the late 60s and very early 70s where he fused his jazz...

The first solo album by Richard Pinhas, which is really a Heldon album for over half its length, released in Japan in a very limited edition (only 1,000 copies made) mini-lp sleeve that is really quite beautiful. Composer, guitarist & electronics...

The second solo album by Richard Pinhas, released in Japan in a very limited edition (only 1,000 copies made) mini-lp sleeve that is really quite beautiful. Composer, guitarist & electronics innovator Richard Pinhas is recognized as one of France's...

An extremely good debut album by a quartet from Japan of dual keyboardists, bass & drums. The bassist previously played in 100 Sights of Koenji, & one of the keyboardists plays in Ghost. Additionally, the band backed Lars Hollmer on his 2001 Tokyo tour, playing Samlas tunes! They are obviously a Zeuhl band, as the rhythm section is firmly in that vein, but the lead keyboards tend to be Hammond organ or piano, & they have a Keith Emerson at his early Hammond best kinda sound. So, if you could imagine...

The 1st recording Iggy made after the two Bowie/Pop collaborations, I always felt this was one of his best releases, and it's musically strong and lyrically it's both funny, funny-stupid and deep (Iggy in a nutshell). IMO, it's his best post-Bowie album. Basically, as far as ROCK records go, this is a fun record of very good to excellent tunes.

Tenor Saxophone – Frits Krogh
Piano – Tom Prehn
Bass – Poul Ehlers
Drums – Finn Slumstrup
Recorded in Copenhagen, October 13th, 1963

"Arguably the rarest LP of European free jazz, Axiom was recorded in 1963 for the Swedish label Sonet. Test pressings were released to the musicians, but they were not approved and the label never printed more than the two first copies. Prehn's music, which is exclusively known from a 1967 release that was reissued on the Unheard Music Series, is n

"A Ghost is the fourth title of the series "The Sound of Time", afantastic unreleased live collection of the first five historical PFM discs. The CD gives new life to the original atmospheres that characterized the musical themes of the international....

An unbelievable price on the hard to find Japanese version of this great album! P.F.M.'s fifth album from 1975 is a fine album. It's the last with their great original flautist/violinist Mauro Pagani, who was the main composer for this album and his...

This is the fifth and last album in this nice series that documented PFM's residency in Tokyo, where they performed five of their classic albums live.

The World Became The World was essentially the English language version of L'Isola Di Niente...

One of my very favorite 70s symphonic rock bands is PFM; the string of their first six or so releases are really unique and quite stirring. And the first three are truly an apex of that sound.

Per Un Amico was their second album, and is one of..

One of my very favorite 70s symphonic rock bands is PFM; the string of their first six or so releases are really unique and quite stirring. And the first three are truly an apex of that sound.

L'Isola Di Niente was their third album, and was...

Roger Trigaux and Reginald Trigaux-guitars, vocals
Pierre Chevalier-piano and keyboards
Matthieu Safatly-cello
Pierre Desassis-saxes
Keith Macksoud-bass
Dave Kerman-drums

Seventh studio album (and the most recent one to...

For this release, Roger mainly acts as musical director, composing & arranging all the works, but allowing the band (Reginald Trigaux-guitar, Pierre Chevalier- piano, Keith Macksoud-bass & Dave Kerman-drums + guest cello) to perform almost all of it...

"Two very different albums by two almost totally different bands, is all that Procession have left us...The band reappeared in 1974 with a new line-up and a new recording deal, this time it's Fonit that releases their second album Fiaba. A mature work...

Remastered and presented in a mini-lp sleeve. This Italian band released the 1st of their two albums in 1972. It features keyboards, guitars, vocals/flute, violin, bass and drums. Definitely in the symphonic/classical vein, this...

"Legendary Japanese rock outfit Les Rallizes Denudés were formed in 1967 and incredibly, for a group that had only one official release (Oz Days Live, a double vinyl compilation release in 1973), played their last gig almost 30 years later in October...

"Legendary Japanese rock outfit Les Rallizes Denudés were formed in 1967 and incredibly, for a group that had only one official release (Oz Days Live, a double vinyl compilation release in 1973), played their last gig almost 30 years later in October...

Beautifully packaged version of Lou's infamous album. I'm not really a Lou Reed fan or a MMM fan, but it certainly did predict certain aspects of alt-rock and noise-rock and noise ery early. Anyway, I like the following reviews which I found on Amazon....

Hans Reichel was a brilliant (difficult, but brilliant) guitarist and instrument-maker. Starting in the 70s, he released a number of truly amazing solo albums, most of them on the FMP label.
Using regular and self-made instruments, his music truly sounds like no one else's. This is his second and is the 1st time it has appeared on CD! Conditionally hugely recommended!

"Second LP in the catalog of German guitarist and instrument inventor Hans Reichel (1949-2011), a program of microtonal...

Hans Reichel was a brilliant (difficult, but brilliant) guitarist and instrument-maker. Starting in the 70s, he released a number of truly amazing solo albums, most of them on the FMP label.
Using regular and self-made instruments, his music truly sounds like no one else's. This was his first and is the 1st time it has appeared on CD!
Conditionally hugely recommended!

"Originally released on FMP in 1973, this is the debut LP by legendary German guitar improvisor and instrument inventor...

An unbelievable price on the hard to find Japanese version of this great album!

"This CD is highlighted by the one meeting on record between Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane, an exciting battle on "Tenor Madness." Otherwise this is a more conventional but no less worthy Rollins quartet session with him turning such odd material as "My Reverie" and "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" into creative jazz." - All Music Guide

This is a new band formed by 3 Italians living in London. They are greatly inspired and influenced by the classic greats of Italian progressive rock. They tend to highlight the more ethereal side - emphasising acoustic guitar and analog keyboards...

"A sort of supergroup, as most of their members came from well-known bands, Samadhi were formed after the split of Raccomandata con Ricevuta di Ritorno by singer Regoli and guitarist Civitenga, along with keyboard player Sabatini (from Free Love and Kaleidon), Aldo Bellanova from Teoremi on bass and drummer Ruggero Stefani (L'Uovo di Colombo), and two other members.

Despite the impressive pedigree of the musicians the album is nice though not a masterpiece, mixing good prog influences with some...

Samla Mammas Manna was the original band of keyboardist/composer Lars Hollmer and they were hugely popular in their native Sweden. They blended progressive with bits of folk elements & more. This is an earlier (their second), more overtly "progressive...

The 1976 collaboration with composer Gregory Allan Fitzpatrick. This is the hard-to-find missing piece in the Samla puzzle, finally available again!

"Delightful cover and music. Composed by Gregory Allan Fitzpatrick and flawlessly played by...

With Uli Trepte, Mani Neumeier, Barney Wilen, Manfred Schoof and others.

"Even from the globalized world's point of view in the year 2010: whenever you listen to recordings J.E.Berendt initiated in the '60s you are completely amazed about his...

Very good record, somewhere between jazz and jazz/rock. With Joachim Kuhn (piano), Cecil McBee (bass), Billy Hart (drums) and guest Jasper Van't Hof (electric piano and organ).

"Among the few world reknown jazz violinists Zbigniew Seifert...

"Superb live recordings (dated July 18 and July 20, 1970) captured in France at the Antibes-Juan Le Pen Jazz Festival. Archie Shepp and the Full Moon Ensemble (featuring Clifford Thornton on piano and trumpet, Beb Guerin on bass and Claude Delcloo...

"Amazing live recordings (dated July 18 and 20 1970) captured in France at the Antibes-Juan Le Pen Jazz Festival. Archie Shepp & The Full Moon Ensemble (including Allen Shorter, Clifford Thornton, Joseph DeJean, Beb Guerin and Claude Delcloo) playing long and intense tracks."

5{ of the greatest Japanese progressive rock bands of all time, Shingetsu ('new moon') arrived in the Japan music scene in the late 70s to carry the torch which seemed to have been left behind in England. Led by the 'Japanese Peter Gabriel'...

A desperately needed reissue of this stunning, very dark Zeuhl classic. Using the unique instrumentation of female voice, guitar, trombone, piano/ harmonium, bass & drums, this is extremely dark music, influenced by Magma, Univers Zero & beyond that reaches to the inner core of the evil void. Great fuzz bass and great atmosphere. Like Heresie, this is one of the creepiest records ever made. Includes 2 bonus tracks. Recommended.

The two main original members of Shylock (guitarist Frederic L'Epee and keyboardist Didier Lustig) reunited a few years ago to perform the music of Shylock. Along with a new bassist and drummer, they've played some of the bigger prog festivals in Europe.
This is a new studio re-recording of all the main compositions by Shylock from their two classic 70s albums, as performed today; they made it to sell at their gigs and it has previously only been available that way, but now it's available in a nice...

"For Luna Surface, Alan Silva collected many of the top free jazz players of the day -- and then he gave them all the green light. As a result, this is a very free record that could easily turn off a listener not yet sold on the 1969 avant-garde jazz scene. The 11-piece ensemble featured, among others, Grachan Moncur III, Archie Shepp, Anthony Braxton, Dave Burrell, Leroy Jenkins, and Malachi Favors. Every member of the group should be familiar to fans of the BYG Actuel series and some, like Moncur and...

I well remember this never-before reissued, vinyl-only album from 1983, featuring a great 8 piece band, including saxist Steve MacKay (ex-Stooges) and bassist Eric Drew Feldman (ex-Magic Band). This new reissue includes 9 bonus tracks that weren'...

Japanese mini-LP sleeve edition. Comes in a really nice embossed card stock jacket.

Soft Machine were one of first and one of the greatest jazz/rock bands of all time. Their importance and influence was especially great in Europe...

This restores to print guitarist Tony's 1993 solo album - his first after the breakup of Holding Pattern.

"Great stuff. A wonderful album of instrumental guitar-oriented music, warm playing a-la-Hackett, pleasant melodies and powerful...

This fairly rare 1975 album that was originally released on Chant du Monde has never been released legitimately on CD before and is available only as a Japanese mini-lp sleeve release. It's also somewhat of a Zeuhl/jazz rock supersession, which was led...

"Mario Schifano was a leading Italian pop artist, and a friend of The Rolling Stones and other prominent 1960s countercultural figures. Inspired by Andy Warhol's association with The Velvet Underground, in 1967 he decided to sponsor a band. The album...

Stormy Six were one of the original five Rock-in-Opposition bands, but were (and remain) the most often overlooked for some reason. They were probably the musically least radical of the five bands (and politically the most radical), but they were still...

Stormy Six were one of the original five Rock-in-Opposition bands, but were (and remain) the most often overlooked for some reason. They were probably the musically least radical of the five bands (and politically the most radical), but they were still...