New Arrivals

New Arrivals
Martin Carthy – guitar, vocals
Dave Swarbrick – fiddle, mandolin
These are historic, previously unreleased live recordings from 1966 and show these two in their early, stomping prime.

“Two of the seminal figures of the British folk revival together on one album. Martin Carthy MBE is an English folk singer and guitarist who has remained one of the most influential figures in British traditional music, inspiring contemporaries such as Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, and later artists such as...

One of the greats of the original era of Spanish progressive rock, returns with a very strong and heartfelt effort. It’s a tribute to Chick Corea and features very flamenco’d-up versions of some of Return to Forever & Chick’s hottest tunes.
While there are a number of guest artists here, this album features the return of the three most important members of the original lineup [the saxist and the two guitarists]. A surprisingly great ‘return’ to form.

“It is an album where a selection of...

One of the greats of the original era of Spanish progressive rock, this is a previously unknown, very high quality archival discovery from their original and greatest period, featuring the original lineup!

Founded in 1978 by Andrés Olaegui and Luis Cobo, two veteran guitarists and long-time friends with a huge experience in the Flamenco folk and fusion scene, GUADALQUIVIR was one of the most prominent jazz-fusion bands to come out from Southern Spain. The band took its name from the largest...

On Ka’a Davis – guitars, synth keyboard, programmed sounds, voice, percussion
Donald Sturge McKenzie II – drumset
Ali Ali – trumpet, handclaps, ESP percussion

“The mystical figure On Ka’a Davis returns for his second CD on Tzadik, and his first in twenty-five years. Blending the psychedelia of Sun Ra with Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix, this is an epic, direct from the ever-growing counterculture of Downtown New York.
Performing on guitar, synth keyboard, programmed sounds, and...

"Recorded in 1995 and 1996, mostly in John Fahey's room at a Salem, Oregon boardinghouse, the performances on Proofs and Refutations prefigure the ornery turn of the page that marked Fahey's final years, drawing another enigmatic rabbit from his seemingly bottomless musical hat. Cloaked in the language of dogma, this is Fahey dancing a jig in the Duchampian gap, jester cap bells a-jingling. Right out of the gate, Fahey re-materializes before us, somewhere between Oracle of Delphi and Clown Prince at...

"Martin Rev's eponymous debut solo record was released in 1980, not long after the second Suicide LP appeared. It is one of the most seminal albums to have emerged in the early years of electronic music? The tension between his hypnotic drum machine salvoes and Alan Vega's irrepressibly expressive voice on stage or in the studio created an electrifying mix, and yet these six supremely minimal compositions were no less impactful without Vega's voice. There is an enchanting simplicity to the beautiful...

This is the fourth solo release by Laetitia, who is well known as THE voice of Stereolab, and her first solo in a decade!
In addition to the official blurb, I thought that I’d mention that this reminds me a lot of Aquaserge in their most ‘song’ moments.

"Over the course of her career, spanning three-plus decades, Laetitia Sadier has never shied away from the hard topics, or stopped advocating for the possibility of self-determination and emancipation in the face of the powers that be...

Pat Smythe - piano, Fender Rhodes
Allan Holdsworth - guitar
Daryl Runswick - double bass
John Marshall - drums

Tracks 1 - 4 recorded at Salle Pleyel, Paris, France, 27th July 1973.
Tracks 5 - 8 recorded at Festival de Jazz, Amphithéâtre, Châteauvallon, France, 21st August 1973.

This is a very exciting release that fills in a couple of question marks about how Allan Holdsworth ended up in Soft Machine.
The story is – I believe - that John met Allan at some...

One of a number of early/mid 70s albums featuring the great and still undervalued guitarist Ray Russell in a progressive/hard rock vein. The music is definitely of its time, but Ray's talents were and still are timeless.

"Mouse had their one and only album release during 1973 and its rareness has guaranteed it a place in the Record Collector Rare Record Price guide at £80 per copy! Now released on CD for the first time with 4 bonus tracks. The remastering and artwork has been overseen by Ray...

“Norma Christine Waterson is an English musician, best known as one of the original members of The Watersons, a celebrated English traditional group. Her eponymously titled solo debut Norma Waterson was produced by John Chelew and released by Hannibal Records in 1996, and was well received in the scene (including a nomination for the Mercury Music Prize), featuring collaborations with her daughter, Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy and other members of The Watersons, as well as Danny Thompson (Pentangle)...

Excellent and TIGHT 10 piece, instrumental Brazilian band who fuse Afrobeat stylings with Brazilian influences to come up with a different spin on a familiar sound.

“São Paulo's acclaimed ten-piece instrumental collective return for their fourth album, Quebra Cabeça. Urban Afro-Brazilian grooves, empowered horn-driven melodicism, and massive dancefloor inspiration. One of South America's most exhilarating musical propositions.
Almost four centuries after the first slave ships loaded their...

“The first volume in Glitterbeat's Hidden Musics, a series of unmediated field recordings of lesser-known global music traditions. War Is a Wound, Peace Is a Scar is a haunting audio document recorded in the summer of 2014 by Grammy-award winning producer Ian Brennan (Tinariwen, Malawi Mouse Boys, the Good Ones).
The sepia-tinged songs are sung and played live and direct by elderly Vietnamese musicians using half-forgotten traditional instruments. These musicians all have deep, personal connections...

“August, 1970: With Jim Morrison's ongoing Miami obscenity trial casting an ominous shadow over the band, The Doors flew to England to play the Isle of Wight Festival. Waiting for them at "The Last Great Festival" were over 600,000 fans who had already torn down the barriers, crashed the gates, and enjoyed performances by the world's top acts such as Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Miles Davis and Joni Mitchell.
The Doors took the stage at 2 am, playing with the weight of the trial on their backs, and showed..

First album by this Belgian quartet of vocals, reeds, multi-keyboards, guitar, bass and drums. This is molded on the "1971 UK proto-progressive" sound, with a progressive hard rock edge. I heard Cream + Jimi + early Deep Purple + Pink Floyd + T2 +...

The first ‘progressive rock’ album I ever bought (if we are not including Sgt Pepper) was Argent’s first album in 1969. For its time, it's a great album of good songs and 'progressive' ideas. I have a great fondness for their early works.
Includes:
Argent
Ring Of Hands
All Together Now
In Deep
Nexus

“In 1972, Frank Zappa experimented with an "electric orchestra" concept which resulted in two albums: Waka/Jawaka and The Grand Wazoo. Celebrating the 50th-anniversary of this endeavor, Waka/Jawaka is available on 180-gram black vinyl LP.”

After Frank was thrown from the stage in London and broke his leg very badly, he was stuck in a wheelchair and couldn't tour for about 9 months. As Frank was always working, he decided to indulge himself in two larger-scale projects that wouldn't be practical...

Fourth and latest release from a Belgian quartet of vocals, reeds, Rhodes and Hammond, Moog and Korg, bass and drums. Their earlier albums are sort of molded on the "1971 UK proto-progressive" sound, with a progressive hard rock edge and this has...

Third album from a Belgian quartet of vocals, reeds, guitar, keyboards, bass and drums. Their earlier albums are sort of molded on the "1971 UK proto-progressive" sound, with a progressive hard rock edge and this has that as well, but in much smaller doses and this is the album where they begin to mix that sound in with a sound more reminiscent of early King Crimson (Court and Poseidon) mixed with the heavier sounds and proto-progressive vibe. Maybe a bit comparable to the excellent Diagonal album with...

“Drummer and composer Tony Williams' adventurous 1965 album Spring-his second as a leader for Blue Note-found him convening a stellar line-up with saxophonists Wayne Shorter and Sam Rivers, pianist Herbie Hancock, and bassist Gary Peacock. The five Williams originals presented here offer the musicians spacious realms in which to go exploring. This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is stereo, all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.”

“This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is stereo, all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.”

“This record is one of the seminal recordings in Jazz and perhaps one of the most interesting developments in music as a whole. Cecil Taylor, along with Ornette Coleman, is considered the father of Free or Avant-garde Jazz. Together with "Conquistador" this album demonstrated what that Jazz was to be. Taylor reaches musical spaces previously...

“This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is stereo, all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.”

“The debut album for Sam Rivers on Blue Note records is a great one. A great quartet with Rivers on tenor saxophone, some great piano by Jaki Byard, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums. Another great choice for the Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series.”-Glen Moon

“If the setting is right, magic will happen. And so, this record came into being. Sunburned Hand of the Man, three decades into their one of a kind run, still possess the ability to amaze, stupefy and astound - even themselves.
Recorded over a week at Big Blue, Adam Langellotti’s (Kurt Vile & The Violators) studio/house, "Nimbus" sees the band's amorphous lineup produce results such as high-test workouts, cryptic readings & a choice cover (Sun City Girls). A record that this band could only produce...

“The second album of the Italian composer, arranger, producer and guitarist ERALDO BERNOCCHI with the Berlin-based Japanese violinist, composer, electronic producer and TANGERINE DREAM member HOSHIKO YAMANE.
Eraldo Bernocchi and Hoshiko Yamane have come together again to create their second album - inspired by the Japanese concept of "Sabi". The record is a unique blend of electronic and acoustic music - with Bernocchi’s pulsating textures and Yamane's haunting treated violin melodies weaving...

“Recapturing the melancholy of her early work whilst propelling it forward, she sketches scenes as we watch new colours, shapes and languages emerge and fill the frame. Love In Constant Spectacle sees her take measured steps towards a vivid, dreamlike record, that offers resolve in the face of life’s inevitability.
The foundations of Weaver’s sound are still evident – lush motorik drums, pulsating bass, custom modded synths and exotic fuzz pedals - but the stream is awash with scrabble piece poetry...

“Recapturing the melancholy of her early work whilst propelling it forward, she sketches scenes as we watch new colours, shapes and languages emerge and fill the frame. Love In Constant Spectacle sees her take measured steps towards a vivid, dreamlike record, that offers resolve in the face of life’s inevitability.
The foundations of Weaver’s sound are still evident – lush motorik drums, pulsating bass, custom modded synths and exotic fuzz pedals - but the stream is awash with scrabble piece poetry...

"Legit vinyl reissue of this 1971 Krautrock album, recorded in Köln and issued on Bacillus at the time. A couple of tracks like the massive 13-minute opening "Dirty Yellow Mist" and "The Executioner" reveal the secrets of early 70s psych/rock as well as anything to be named, w/ monotonous, spacey riffing grinding into the third mind zone. "My Solid Ground's first and only record presented the full atmosphere of psychedelia -- sometimes aggressive, sometimes melancholy. Superb guitars, hypnotical voices....

"Electronic music pioneer Dieter Moebius (Cluster, Harmonia) wanted to record an album together with his musical soul-mates, Okko Bekker and Asmus Tietchens, at Conny Plank’s studio in 1976. In the event, Plank himself even participated in the recordings as a musician. Two other musicians also joined the fold: bassist Helmut Hattler and saxophonist Johannes Pappert (both from Kraan) had just finished working on an album and were happy to stay on at the studio. Suddenly, there were six musicians with six...

“More than 50 million records sold, LP productions in Hungarian, German and English, tours and festival appearances throughout Europe and Japan, at least 50 cover versions or adaptations of the world hit "Gyöngyhajú lány" - Omega are Hungary's number one rock export. In 2022, the band will be celebrating its 60th stage anniversary, making it one of the longest-serving rock formations in the world.
After a few trips into symphonic and psychedelic rock realms, Omega presented themselves on "III"...

“Blaine L. Reininger needs no special introduction. He is an American post-punk, new-wave and alternative pop singer, songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist (particularly violin), writer and performer. He is known for being a member of the group Tuxedomoon since 1977 after co-founding it with Steven Brown and, latterly, for a notable music and theatre career, both as a soloist and contributor to other artists' recordings, including The Durutti Column, Snakefinger, Anna Domino, Savage Republic or...

“Here Bob is back in pop-as-you-wish-it-was, mode with an impeccable suite of eleven (ostensibly) straight ahead songs, each its own world but united by echoes of the best of pop history, exquisite production values and novel but model arrangements - and absolutely no fat: not a note wasted and no opportunity for pleasing - or surprising - detail missed; it's a joy from start to finish and the sum is even greater than its parts. On the way you will encounter more than the usual scattering of high...

Legit reissue of this 1971 release from Phillips, with a classic cover that only could have happened in the very early 1970s!
What I found out many years later was that this project was headed by Ken Hensley of Uriah Heep, which makes plenty of sense once you know this information and listen to the music, but no one seemed to guess it at the time. Cool and fun, British-sounding progressive hard rock.

“Weed were an up-and-coming Krautrock band from Bielefeld, Germany, known for their unique..

Ding! Ding! Ding! This 1994 album comprised of live recordings produced by Brian Eno and featuring his band of J.A. Deane, Jean Philippe Rykiel, Michael Brook and Jon is probably my single favorite of his many really excellent recordings. If you don't know/own this one and you like his work, you should own this. It's been unavailable for a number a years and I was thrilled to see it return to availability. I love this stuff; NOBODY else sounds like this.

“When Mars Williams dove into his vault to excavate several recordings for a Mars Archive series on Corbett vs. Dempsey, he immediately landed on a concert date from a decade earlier.
The event, recorded at Chicago's Elastic Arts Foundation in 2012, featured a trio with Williams on reed instruments, Darin Gray on bass, and Chris Corsano on drums. This configuration had already been highly enough estimated by Williams that he'd posted one set on Bandcamp, but he saved the other set for future release..

“From a night of music in Holland that's become legendary among NRG Ensemble enthusiasts, Hold That Thought presents a blazing concert of the quintet's unique sound. With Mars Williams and Ken Vandermark on reeds, Kent Kessler and Brian Sandstrom on basses (the latter doubling on trumpet and electric guitar), and Steve Hunt on drums, this incarnation of the band was arguably its tightest and mightiest, taking the inspiration of founder Hal Russell (1926-1992) and running with it. All the way.
The...

“At the tail end of 1996, saxophonist Mars Williams and drummer Hamid Drake took the tall corner stage at Chicago's Empty Bottle for two sets of duets. The rock club had just started a weekly Jazz & Improvised Music Series, curated by Ken Vandemark and John Corbett, which would run for nearly a decade. This rare pairing brought together two pivotal figures in the city's creative music scene, both of whom had extensive experience in diverse areas of music, from the free jazz focus of this intimate...

Rebeka Rusjan Zajc piano
"With her extraordinary debut album, Prelude, young Slovenian pianist Rebeka Rusjan Zajc (now residing in Amsterdam), announces herself as a precocious new talent, already forging her own distinctive art language, navigating the bountiful margins between non-idiomatic improvisation, jazz and classical music.
Across this disc’s sole extended piece, ‘Illusion’, she marshals a dynamic carnival of boundless extemporisation, full of instinctive runs and dramatically tumbling.

Pedro Branco piano
João Sousa drums
João Hasselberg doublebass
Hernâni Faustino doublebass
Tony Malaby tenor saxophone

"Abiding friends and serial collaborators Pedro Branco and João Sousa scale an enchanting set of melodic, nostalgia-fuelled summits on Another State of Rhythm, their third long-player issued under the Old Mountain sobriquet.
After initially establishing themselves with an exhaustive run of enduring associations on Lisbon’s vibrant jazz scene, Branco and Sousa..

Signe Emmeluth alto and tenor saxophones
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten double bass (Minimoog on 'Pseudoscience')
Andreas Wildhagen drums
Jonas Cambien piano and Ace Tone Top 5 organ (soprano saxophone on 'Pseudoscience')
guest: Guro Kvåle trombone on 'Once Low Now High' and 'Good Frenemy'

"Maca Conu is the dazzling new band led by Belgian-born, Oslo-residing pianist, composer and improviser Jonas Cambien, an outfit whose eponymous new release clamours like an exploding kunstkammer of...

Giuseppe Doronzo baritone sax, Iranian bagpipe | Andy Moor electric guitar | Frank Rosaly drums, percussion

"Temporal and spatial tyrannies, cultural conventions and deep-rooted idioms, all dissolve in a beguiling trans-dimensional flux during the four post-Gurdjieffian spirituals to be found on Futuro Ancestrale, an album documenting the exhilaratingly ambitious first encounter of three master musical mages operating at the apex of their creativity.
Recorded during their debut performance..

André Roligheten tenor saxophone
Thomas Johansson trumpet
Oscar Grönberg piano
Jon Rune Strøm double bass | Tollef Østvang drums and percussion

Scandinavian powerhouse Friends & Neighbors make an auspicious return with Circles, their sixth full-length release, brimming – as you might expect from an outfit borrowing its moniker from a lesser-known Ornette Coleman classic – with dexterous, hard-edged improvisations, unapologetically taking influence from the fearless New Thing movement..

Liba Villavecchia alto sax
Luis Vicente trumpet
Alex Reviriego double bass
Vasco Trilla drums

"Since forming in March 2021, the Liba Villavecchia Trio have channelled a singular spiritual mien, borne of shared experience, reflection and reminiscence, with previous albums, Zaidín (2022) and Birchwood (2023) capturing the group’s esprit de corps in vividly contrasting approaches, hopscotching from propulsive swing and fractious bustle, to smouldering disquisition and evocative...

Sérgio Carolino tuba
Alexandre Frazão drums
Mário Delgado electric guitar

"Marking two decades of continuous, eclectic evolution, TGB – the Portuguese power trio boasting tuba ace Sérgio Carolino, guitarist Mário Delgado and drummer Alexandre Frazão – take another captivating whirligig around their enigmatic universe of collective musical influences, filtering an impeccable sonic palette via the prism of Room4, the ensemble’s fourth stunning full-length for the Clean Feed imprint....

Peter Van Huffel baritone saxophone, electronics
Lina Allemano trumpet
Antonis Anissegos piano, electronics
Joe Hertenstein drums

"Borne of jazz tradition, yet audaciously and extravagantly dismissive of its more fatigued conventions, comes the devilish Meandering Demons, the fantastic debut full-length from Peter Van Huffel’s CALLISTO.
Largely eschewing the full-throttle punch and pile-driving groove of his longstanding Gorilla Mask unit, this new bass-less quartet finds Canadian...

"High-flying Norwegian trumpeter and composer Thomas Johansson, much-lauded for his spellbinding work with, among others, Friends & Neighbors and Gard Nilssen’s Supersonic Orchestra, brings together two of his other formidable ensembles – premier third-stream troupe Scheen Jazzorkester and avant-garde party-starters, Cortex – for a scintillating showcase of big-band bravura.
Recorded live in the winter of 2022 at Norway’s old Hamar Teater hall, the five dynamic cuts on Frameworks have their origins...

Jim Baker piano and ARP-2600
Steve Hunt drums and percussion
Jakob Heinemann double bass

“Running the gamut between daring twelve-tone interplay, nuanced lyricism and extra-terrestrial synth manipulation, Horizon Scanners announces the arrival of a captivating new Chicagoan piano trio, one steeped in the Windy City’s illustrious jazz history, but determined to write its own distinctive chapter.
 Steve Hunt (drums and percussion) and Jim Baker (piano and ARP 2600 synth) were both...

Rob Mazurek trumpet, piccolo trumpet, piano, prepared piano, sampler, magic yellow bucket, bells, shakers, flutes, voice, and various percussion

“Milan is the latest spellbinding stop-off on an intrepid solo voyage, with interdisciplinary abstractivist Rob Mazurek (Exploding Star Orchestra, Chicago Underground Duo, São Paulo Underground and Black Cube SP) dropping anchor in the regional capital of Lombardy to record the latest in his series of unaccompanied performances at radio stations...

Joana Sá piano, electronics & others

"Part of a broader, fragmentary project composed by several autonomous but complimentary outputs such as the (expanded) book ‘a body as listening - resonant cartography of music (im)materialities’ (Sistema Solar / Teatro Praga), the virtual installation www.abodyaslistening.com, the solo performance ‘a body as listening’ and the lecture-performance ‘Are you there? - resonant cartography of music (im)materialities’, this is composer-pianist Joana Sá’s first...

“Sufi trance musicians and rituals -- from the depths of the Tunisian desert -- in conversation with post-industrial sonics. Ifriqiyya Electrique's François Cambuzat -- a guitarist and field recordist (Turkey, China, Central Asia) -- is a veteran of the Mediterranean punk and avant-rock scene, which has always been more politically charged than its counterparts to the north and (far) west. With bassist Gianna Greco, he is half of Putan Club (and one third when these two fierce and uncompromising players...

“Singer and composer Beverly Glenn-Copeland's hard-to-categorize music is filled with wonder, compassion, and hope. Beginning his recording career in the early 1970s with two self-titled albums of poetic jazz-folk, he spent many of the following decades working in children's television.
This, his second, was issued by GRT in 1971. The album was recorded with an impressive cast of notable jazz musicians, including flutist Jeremy Steig, guitarist Lenny Breau, drummer Terry Clarke, and bassist...

Martin Drover, Kenny Wheeler & Harry Becket (trumpets/flugelhorn)
Malcolm Griffiths, Ed Harvey & Danny Almark (trombones)
Mike Osborne (alto & clarinet)
Stan Sulzmann (alto & soprano, flute)
Alan Skidmore (tenor & flute)
John Surman (baritone & soprano)
John Warren (baritone & flute)
John Taylor (piano)
Harry Miller & Barre Philips (bass)
Alan Jackson & Stu Martin (drums)

This is the first and only time that this GREAT album from 1971 has been reissued...