New Arrivals

New Arrivals
Thick As A Brick is one of the great classics of the progressive rock era, by one of the great early bands of the era.
This is the Steven Wilson remix, done from the original multi-tracks!

A Passion Play was Tull's most ambitious achievement & seemingly universally reviled, at least at the time; too bad, it over-reaches a bit, but it is mostly very great!
This is the Steven Wilson remix, done from the original multi-tracks!

A beautifully remastered, bonus track & liner note filled reissue of the band's early best, at a great price!
This is the early, classic double live album. An orgy of wild, trippy, space metal churning!

“Recorded live in December 1972 and released the following year, Space Ritual is an excellent document of Hawkwind's classic lineup, underscoring the group's status as space rock pioneers. As the quintessential "people's band," Hawkwind carried '60s countercultural idealism into the '70s...

“Dr. John's Gris-Gris is among the most enduring recordings of the psychedelic era; it sounds as mysterious and spooky in the 21st century as it did in 1968. It is the album where Mac Rebennack established a stage identity that has served him well. A respected studio ace in his native New Orleans, Rebennack was scuffling in L.A. Gris-Gris was his concept, an album that wove various threads of New Orleans music together behind the character of "Dr. John," a real voodoo root doctor from the 19th century....

Billy's classic first solo album, recorded May 14th-16th 1973, while Billy was one of the gods of fusion while still in the Mahavishnu Orchestra.
For all but two songs, the personnel is: Billy Cobham-drums, Tommy Bolin-guitar, Jan Hammer-electric and acoustic piano, Moog and Lee Sklar-bass.
The other two songs remove Tommy and add Joe Farrell, Jimmy Owens, John Tropea, Ron Carter and Ray Barretto.
Jesus, Billy was just so amazing back then. Compositionally, this isn't up there with those..

Billy's excellent second solo album, recorded in 1974, while Billy was one of the gods of fusion just after the dissolution of the original Mahavishnu Orchestra Includes George Duke, the Brecker Brothers, Garnett Brown, John Abercrombie and others.
Jesus, Billy was just so amazing back then. Compositionally, this isn't up there with those three Mahavishnu albums, but it's still a good, fun, strong fusion treat.

The last 2 albums by the original Magic Band. The Spotlight Kid has long been one of my favorites, even though the band apparently hates it - bluesy & languid, while Clear Spot serves up some of his best-loved pieces.
A wonderful deal here.

“No, it's not rock, or jazz, blues or funk, or classical. It's...all of them...sort of. I first bought this album in 1976, without having heard a note or read anything about it. I mean, if Jan Akkerman composed and played on it, why would I hesitate? Right? On first listen, I didn't quite know what to make of it. It felt like had just watched some foreign film with a plot that was obviously deeper than what appeared on the surface. The performances were superb and nothing struck me as being predictable....

This is the first volume of this legendary, early experimental / weird album that is on the Nurse With Wound list.
It has never-before been reissued in any form legitimately; hugely recommended for fans of electronic / tape music/ experimental / zaniness!

“Worlds Within Worlds: Part I And II is one of the most important experimental and improvised jazz-based recordings of all time. Released in 1971 it sold just a handful of copies, but has become a keystone in the development of ambient...

Rhodri Davies -- lap harp, table harp, vibraphone, radio
David Sylvian -- voice, vocal treatments, electronics
Mark Wastell -- tam tam, cracked ride cymbal, chimes, Indian temple bells, singing bowls, metal chain, tubular bell, concert bass drum

“Live At Bam Balam is solo guitar and processing as well as drone electronics with the use of a Metatronic Delays system: no re-recording. This brilliant collection of solo improvisations was recorded in Bordeaux (France) on April 16th, 2016 and April 21st, 2018. Limited edition vinyl-only release.”

Tony Buck - drums, percussion, vibraphone
Massimo Pupillo - bass, electronics

“Italian composer and bass-player Massimo Pupillo (ZU) and Australian drummer Tony Buck (The Necks) collaborate in a beautifully haunting, absorbing ambient set, taking in electronic abstraction and free improvisation. Pupillo and Buck are well known for their work with their long-running bands, as well as for their collaborations with musicians of the current international avantgarde scene; Pupillo released for....

In the very early 80s, Chicago-based Care Of The Cow released two fine, unique, quirky albums which were favorites at the time at chez Wayside.
This was their second and last and was only released on cassette in 1983! This is the very first time it has been released digitally and I am very happy to be reminded of this old friend, especially as I no longer have a working cassette player!

"Experimental folk-rock music into minimal synth depths. What a gem!"-Archaic Inventions

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“Orpheus Variations is a new composition by Alvin Lucier for solo cello and seven wind instruments. It is based on a particular sonority from the first movement of Igor Stravinsky's ballet score, Orpheus; a sonority that has haunted Lucier for decades. Orpheus Variations is one of eight large-scale compositions made expressly for Charles Curtis by Alvin Lucier in the last 15 years. This performance was conducted by Petr Kotik, with Charles Curtis playing solo cello alongside members of the SEM Ensemble."...

“Anthony Burr and Charles Curtis present a collection of curated compositions from Alvin Lucier and Morton Feldman. Two Lucier pieces, "August Moon" and "Trio For Clarinet, Cello & Tuba" are presented here for the first time.
Liner notes are excerpted from a lecture on Morton Feldman given by Alvin Lucier.
A selection from Alvin Lucier's liner notes: "For Feldman, dynamics serve an acoustical function. When he mitigates a piano attack he reduces that spike of noise that's at the onset of every..

“The second installment of Antal Zalai's complete Bartók violin edition centers on the monumental Sonata for Solo Violin. The work is a landmark of the 20th century where contrapuntal and fugal writing, folkloristic elements, and the unique harmonic and rhythmic language of Bartók fuse into a work of intense expression. The 44 Duos for Two Violins serve as a foil for the Sonata, performed with wit, irony, and folksy color by Zalai and Valery Oistrakh.”

“A definitive reissue of the long out-of-print first album from Italian experimental-rock band LA 1919, Ars srA, originally released in 1987 by ADN, the Italian Recommended Records branch.
Ars srA was an early example of a long-distance collaboration album as result of a virtuosic exchange of tapes between the Milan-based duo and the legendary American guitarist Henry Kaiser and Canadian maverick sound artist John Oswald. The resulting music sounds like a perfect blend of '70s art-rock elements and...

Luis Vicente trumpet
Vasco Trilla drums and percussion

"When does a duet means that the music is thinner than with a bigger ensemble? Well, when the duo in question isn’t the one formed by the Portuguese trumpeter Luís Vicente and the Luso-Catalan drummer Vasco Trilla, both known for their endless resources, sound wise and in terms of the grammars they use to turn the technical procedure we call improvisation to the aesthetics of improvised music. At the beginning of each piece reunited...

Carlos Bica double bass
Daniel Erdmann tenor saxophone
Dj Illvibe turntables

"Double bassist and composer Carlos Bica has carved out a jazz niche for himself with his inventive style of lyrical-indie-jazz. Among the several musical projects he leads, his trio AZUL has become his showcase as a bass player and composer. For more than twenty years Bica’s trio AZUL with Frank Möbus and Jim Black has fascinated its listeners. Living in Berlin, Portuguese Bica again and again creates a music...


Sylvaine Hélary flute, alto flute, bass flute, piccolo
Hugues Mayot tenor saxophone, clarinet
Antonin Rayon piano, Moog
Sylvain Lemêtre vibes, percussions
Kris Davis piano (on 3 and 4)

"It’s not the first time that contemporary classical music and jazz cross paths in a single project and it won’t be the last, but this “Episodes” come with a singular condition: it’s not something created under the umbrella of what we call Third Stream, that attempt to turn big band jazz a symphonic...

Matthias Spillmann trumpet, flugelhorn
Andreas Lang double bass
Moritz Baumgärtner drums

"Getting to the core of the matter is what drives trumpeter Matthias Spillmann and his stage companions, Andreas Lang and Moritz Baumgärtner, in this CD recorded live. And this means to find the essence of this music genre we call jazz, using the repertory of its history, namely songs written by William C. Handy (“St. Louis Blues”), Billy Strayhorn (“A Flower is a Lovesome Thing”), Ornette Coleman...

Larry Ochs tenor and sopranino saxophones
Nate Wooley trumpet
Ken Filiano bass and effects
Pascal Niggenkemper bass and effects
Harris Eisenstadt drums

“Larry Ochs quintet with trumpeter Nate Wooley, bassists Ken Filiano and Pascal Niggenkemper and drummer Harris Eisenstadt started with an intriguing ambition: to create soundscapes (landscapes with sound, or what the acousmatic French composers call “cinema pour l’oreille” – cinema for the ear in English) with the language

Luís Lopes electric guitar
Valentin Ceccaldi cello
Andreas Wildhagen drums

"From drone to riff and from riff to desintegration and back again to some sort of form – those forms and others, in a perpetual transmutation. The new project by Portuguese guitarist Luís Lopes (Humanization 4tet, Lisbon-Berlin Trio, Garden, Lisbon Freedom Unit, Big Bold Back Bone, duos with Jean-Luc Guionnet and Julien Desprez, and more) associates him one more time with musicians from other countries, namely..

Newly reissued and selling for half of what it previously sold for!!

"Some gigs are simply meant to be out there - even if they take decades to actually make it into our hands. This is without doubt one of those concerts; recorded at the Philips Halle, Düsselsdorf on the 28th March 1979 during the Live Herald Tour.
Released following the AIM-nominated deluxe box set from Hillage, Searching for the Spark, this Düsselsdorf double CD showcases the Steve Hillage Band's prowess with excellent...

“The legendary British composer will always be most identified with his breakthrough long-play composition "Tubular Bells" and the way it was used to illuminate fear in The Exorcist. The happy truth is that since then he's amassed an incredible catalog of over 20 albums featuring just about every instrumental form but jazz: pop, classical, new age, world music, computer game, film soundtrack, etc.
The title of his 2008 45-minute classical-influenced opus Music of the Spheres is a reference to the...

This 1964 release and its year-earlier predecessor, Evolution, are some of my favorites on Blue Note.

“Grachan Moncur III was one of the top trombonists of the jazz avant-garde in the 1960s although he had only a few chances to lead his own record sessions. This 1964 set (which has been reissued on CD) was one of his finest, a quintet outing with bassist Cecil McBee, two of the members of the Miles Davis Quintet (pianist Herbie Hancock and drummer Tony Williams), and tenor saxophonist Wayne...

This 1963 release and it’s year-later follow up, Some Other Stuff, are some of my favorites on Blue Note.
If nothing else, it taught me that any record with at least two of three musicians [Moncur, Jackie McLean, Bobby Hutcherson] is going to be GREAT and that was a valuable lesson in itself!

“One of the New Thing's extremely few trombonists and a greatly underappreciated composer of tremendous evocative power, Grachan Moncur III got his first major exposure on Jackie McLean's groundbreaking.

I’ve been a huge Mingus fan since discovering his music in 10th grade courtesy of the Wheaton, MD public library! And I saw him once, when I went to NYC after graduating high school ‘to see jazz’!
This is the band I saw and this recording is the high point of his later period. Hugely recommended to anyone while they last at this price. And Sue’s Changes is just drop dead emotionally engaging and gorgeous!

“Charles Mingus' finest recordings of his later period are two Atlantic LPs, Changes...

“During the first half of the 1970s, a number of West German musicians escaped the traditional rock influences of British and American bands and created a new way of making rock music. This movement, which involved a whole family of psychedelic, electronic, jazz, folk & rock styles without mainstream radio influence, came to be known as Krautrock. The Krautrock bands that pioneered this movement created something never heard before: They took the intense, untamed essence of the old gods of rock and roll...

“Clifford Jordan's first date as a leader actually found him sharing a heated jam session with fellow tenor John Gilmore. Backed by pianist Horace Silver, bassist Curly Russell, and drummer Art Blakey, the two saxophonists square off mostly on obscurities (other than Gigi Gryce's "Blue Lights" and "Billie's Bounce").
This was one of Gilmore's few sessions outside of Sun Ra's orbit and, if anything, he slightly overshadows the cooler-toned Jordan. Recommended.”-AllMusic

“Pianist and composer Andrew Hill is perhaps known more for this date than any other in his catalog -- and with good reason. Hill's complex compositions straddled many lines in the early to mid-1960s and crossed over many. Point of Departure, with its all-star lineup (even then), took jazz and wrote a new book on it, excluding nothing. With Eric Dolphy and Joe Henderson on saxophones (Dolphy also played clarinet, bass clarinet, and flute), Richard Davis on bass, Tony Williams on drums, and Kenny Dorham...

“When Herbie Hancock released Possibilities (2005), a collaborative effort that paired the great pianist and composer with a group of pop and rock stocks from the world over, it was obvious the restless master was entering a new phase of his long career. In that context, River: The Joni Letters makes perfect sense. Hancock and his fine band -- Lionel Loueke (guitar), Wayne Shorter (soprano and tenor saxophones), Dave Holland (bass), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums) -- prepare a series of instrumentals and vocal...

This has an unbelievable cast: Charlie Haden, Don Cherry, Bob Northern, Paul Motian, Carla Bley, Dewey Redman,Gato Barbieri, Roswell Rudd, Michael Mantler and many more!

"A fascinating reissue that comfortably straddles the lines of jazz, folk, and world music, working up a storm by way of a jazz protest album that points toward the Spanish Civil War in particular and the Vietnam War in passing. Haden leads the charge and contributes material, but the real star here may in fact be Carla Bley, who..

“A distinctive, girlish voice and crisp, impeccable delivery, plus an irrepressible sense of playful swing, made Blossom Dearie one of the most enjoyable singers of the vocal era. Her warmth and sparkle ensured that she'd never treat standards as the well-worn songs they often appeared in less capable hands.
Actually born with the name Blossom Dearie in the New York Catskills, she began playing piano at an early age and studied classical music before making the switch to jazz while in high school...

The smokiest, noir-est, most atmospheric 50s jazz album you would ever hope to hear and own.
This is seldom considered one of Miles’ great ones, but it’s absolutely one of my favorites of his pre-electric era! Highly recommended to anyone looking for their personal ‘French noir film soundtrack’; “Set ‘em up, Joe!”

“Jazz and film noir are perfect bedfellows, as evidenced by the soundtrack of Louis Malle's Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud (Lift to the Scaffold). This dark and seductive tale is...

“Alice Coltrane's landmark Journey to Satchidananda reveals just how far the pianist and widow of John Coltrane had come in the three years after his death. The compositions here are wildly open and droning figures built on whole tones and minor modes. And while it's true that one can definitely hear her late husband's influence on this music, she wouldn't have had it any other way. Pharoah Sanders' playing on the title cut, "Shiva-Loka," and "Isis and Osiris" (which also features the Vishnu Wood on oud...

“Two of her most sought after albums: Huntington Ashram Monastery and World Galaxy. Swirling celestial harp glissandi, manic organ flourishes, modal grooves & more!”

“This remastered two-fer combines Alice Coltrane's 1969 release Huntington Ashram Monastery with World Galaxy from 1972. Originally, these LPs were released separately on Impulse. Both sets are spiritual in nature, with the first three cuts on H.A.M. combining the majestically meditative harp of Coltrane with Ron Carter on bass and...

This trio MIGHT JUST BE my very favorite Ornette band; it certainly released some of my favorites by him.

“The second night of Ornette Coleman's two-week stand in Sweden was even fierier than the first, if the recorded documents are to be believed. For starters, December 4 was the night that Coleman brought out the violin and the trumpet on the first tune; "Snowflakes and Sunshine" must have taken club-goers by surprise. Those first notes skitter across the neck as the bow goes "scree" in the...

This trio MIGHT JUST BE my very favorite Ornette band; it certainly released some of my favorites by him.

“Ornette Coleman's 1965 trio with bassist David Izenzon and drummer Charles Moffett is easily the most underrated of all his bands.
Coming off the light of the famed quartet in which Don Cherry, Eddie Blackwell, and Charlie Haden shone, anything might have looked a bit dimmer, it's true. But this band certainly had no apologies to make.
Coleman was deep into creating a new approach.

Christy Doran-electric guitar
Franco Fontanarrosa-electric bass
Lukas Mantel-drums

“The music of SOUND FOUNTAIN is a mixture of diverse influences from jazz, rock and ethnic to new classical music and free improvised music. Taking advantage of the sound possibilities of the standard formation of guitar, bass and drums, the three musicians explore surprising musical landscapes. They use a method that has interested them for a long time: interpreting composed and improvised music as a...

Raphael Loher-piano
Urs Müller-guitar
Nicolas Stocker-drums

"A cataclysmic blast of stunning and emotionally cathartic driving energy."-London Jazz News

“Kali represents the fresh and deep spirit of a new post-genre generation of musicians. Nicolas Stocker on drums (also known from Nik Bärtsch’s Mobile and Marena Whicher), Urs Müller on guitar (also known from Sha’s Feckel) and Raphael Loher on prepared piano (also known from Sekhmet) are natives of a contemporary musical world i

Dave Chappell Fender Telecaster guitar
Joel Harrison Fender Telecaster guitar
Anthony Pirog Fender Telecaster guitar
John Previte acoustic & electric bass
Barry Hart drums

It all started at the legendary Northern Virginia roadhouse JV's. D.C. born guitarists Anthony Pirog and Joel Harrison , musical soul mates, and now doing their first gig together, tore into a set of jazz-amped honkytonk songs before a stunned crowd. But..

Note: If you buy this title directly from Wayside Music here, you will receive a bonus disc which is only available to folks who buy the release directly from us. It’s a single 40’ piece from the same sessions!

Henry Kaiser - six-string guitar
Anthony Pirog - six-string guitar
Tracy Silverman - six-string electric violin
Jeff Sipe - drums
Andy West – six-string bass

Five Times Surprise brings together a volatile...

with: Ikue Mori, Theresa Wong, Jason Hoopes, Jessica Lurie, Pauline Oliveros, Syvie Courvoisier, Shelly Hirsch, Evan Parker, Laurie Anderson, Miya Masaoka and many more!
Recorded between 2006 and 2016 at the Stone, New York, USA.

“Between 2006 and 2016, Fred Frith played 80 concerts at New York's unique space for experimental music, The Stone. A selection of his encounters with such powerful and creative personalities as Laurie Anderson, Pauline Oliveros, Sylvie Courvoisier, Evan Parker....

“2019 marks 30 years since Motorpsycho's humble beginnings in Trondheim. Both visually and musically, The Crucible starts where The Tower (2017) ended, but it soon takes on its own hue, and it is clear that it cannot be called a "sequel" as such: this is very much a step further out than anywhere the band ventured on The Tower.
While it is broader lyrically speaking, it is even sharper focused musically and, if possible, even more idiosyncratic and insular than ever: unarguably a Motorpsycho album...

The second by the quartet of Collins, Hackett, Rutherford, Banks and another really good one. There would be a double live album from this album's tour and then Hackett would leave, changing the group towards a more pop sound and huge popularity, but leaving the greatness behind.

Beautiful gatefold cover.
The first 'real' Genesis album, and an early (1970) classic of symphonic/progressive rock.

“This truly deluxe set celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Protocol, the powerhouse jazz-rock vehicle for the music of legendary drummer Simon Phillips (Jeff Beck, Toto, The Who, Hiromi).
Included are all of the previous Protocol releases (I, II, III & IV), re-mastered for an even better sonic experience. Plus two full CDs of previously unreleased demos, with the embryonic tunes that would later become finished material for the Protocol II, III & IV albums.
Phillips himself composed the liner...

“Maryanne Amacher (1938-2009) was a composer of large-scale fixed-duration sound installations and a highly original thinker in the areas of perception, sound spatialization, creative intelligence, and aural architecture. She is frequently cited as a pioneer of what has come to be called "sound art", although her thought and creative practice consistently challenge key assumptions about the capacities and limitations of the genre. Amacher's work anticipates some of the most important developments in...