New Arrivals

New Arrivals
Short but very, very sweet 7 song set by the original line-up of Traffic [Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Dave Mason, Chris Wood], touring for their classic psychedelic album, Mr Fantasy.
This was recorded at the Konserthuset in Stockholm on September 12, 1967 and is presented in quite excellent sound for the time period.
01 - Giving To You
02 - Smiling Phases
03 - Coloured Rain
04 - Hole In My Shoe
05 - Feelin' Good
06 - Paper Sun
07 - Dear Mr. Fantasy

“Formed in 1967 from the ashes of Gary Brooker and Robin Trower's mid-sixties R 'N' B group, The Paramounts, Procol Harum shot to fame with their first single, the majestic Whiter Shade Of Pale, which reached no.1 on the UK and Canadian singles charts, and no.5 on the US Billboard Hot 100; the record reached similar heights in most of continental Europe too.
The band, which also featured organist Matthew Fischer and lyricist Keith Reid, released a number of successful albums in the late sixties, but..

“Bassist/composer Bryan Beller (The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani, Dethklok, Steve Vai) presents a sweeping, epic-scale modern progressive double concept album that asks the question: When the storm comes for us, the big one after which things will not be the same, who are we and what do we become in those defining moments? What do we keep, and what do we let go?
"Scenes From The Flood" employs an all-star cast of 26 musicians to explores themes of ambition and loss, intentionality and reality, hope and..

“Hardy Fox grew up in Texas. After college he moved to San Francisco reveling in the free love days of 1967-68. He co-founded the much loved cult band, the Residents, where he was primary composer. The Residents recorded such groundbreaking albums as Eskimo, Duck Stab, Commercial Album or Fingerprince and continue to inspire, record and tour until this very day. They aren't only known for their avantgarde music, but also for their multimedia CD ROMs and their DVDs. Throughout the group's existence, the....

“The live at Rockpalast show presented here was recorded at Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany on 1st December 1976 when the band still included the core original line-up of Andy Powell on guitar and vocals, Martin Turner on bass and vocals, Steve Upton on drums and Laurie Wisefield on guitar and vocals. It captures the band at their prime, offering a blistering live performance for over an hour and a half. They look young, lean and hungry and generate an onstage charismatic cool that as well as weirdly...

Anthony Pirog-guitar
Joe Lally-bass
Brendan Canty-drums

Second superb release from one of the brightest of bright stars in creative rock music, now playing somewhere near you!
Brendan and Joe, the rhythm section of Fugazi, are working together again in a band for the first time in 15 years, playing a more 'out' – but still ROCK - instrumental music and they had the very good sense to pick Anthony (a wonderful musician) as an equal third partner in the band. This is tremendous stuff..

Anthony Pirog-guitar
Joe Lally-bass
Brendan Canty-drums

Second superb release from one of the brightest of bright stars in creative rock music, now playing somewhere near you!
Brendan and Joe, the rhythm section of Fugazi, are working together again in a band for the first time in 15 years, playing a more 'out' – but still ROCK - instrumental music and they had the very good sense to pick Anthony (a wonderful musician) as an equal third partner in the band. This is tremendous stuff..

Steve Lehman – alto sax
Craig Taborn – piano
Matt Brewer – double bass
Damion Reid – drums

“Hailed by The New York Times as "a state-of-the-art musical thinker" and "a quietly dazzling saxophonist," Steve Lehman has built a career creating innovative, uncompromising music that packs a visceral wallop. His signature alto sound - searing with emotional intensity and crystal clear articulation - has been featured in high-profile partnerships with Vijay Iyer, Jason Moran, and Bennie...

Tomeka Reid – cello
Mary Halvorson – guitar
Jason Roebke – bass
Tomas Fujiwara – drums

“...a stimulating and mesmerizing work that showcases the superlative cellist's artistry at its best. Her exquisite instrumental prowess as well as her brilliant writing make this a singular record...programmed with an excellent sense of pace and point.” – All About Jazz

The jazz polls might still list cello under the...

Mysterious and beguiling...gloriously expansive and darkly cinematic...a highly enjoyable and melodic album intricate chamber jazz arrangements for...medium sized ensemble...” – Bird Is The Worm

Having so far self-released three studio efforts, French ensemble Ghost Rhythms present their first live album, and debut Cuneiform release, Live at Yoshiwara, recorded in front of a small audience just before Christmas 2018 at Les Frigos in Paris – in the very room...

Pat Hamilton – Guitars, keyboards, air synth, melodica, percussion
Patrick Hussey – Drums
Greg Stark – Bass
Dan Sweigert – Vocals, guitars, keyboards, spring drum, toy horn, bell
Special Guests:
Bob Drake – Vocals on Pragmatist
Mike Hagedorn – Trombones on Pragmatist and Bully Pulpit
Ron Jagielnik - Guitars on When Where Exceeds What

Star Period Star (or *.*) started life in the mid 90s with alumni of Cheer-Accident. They’ve released a number of rel

From September 2017 to December, Pierre Vervloesem (Flat Earth Society, Orchestra Exotica, X- Legged-Sally...) spent 3 months editing, mixing adding guitars and basses, keys and noises, spices and magic to a few recording sessions he did with Alinovsky who provided on command or improvised beats, percussions and keys.
The album features also Caroline Lumia, an electro acoustic artist who gave a full range of field recordings and house noises that Pierre used on most of the tracks.
The result...

“52nd album from Pierre Vervloesem (Flat Earth Society, Orchestra Exotica, X-Legged-Sally...) and his 23rd solo one in 28 years!!!
Pierre spent 2 months, 7/7 and almost 16/24 editing, mixing, playing a lot of guitars and basses, keys and noises, spices and magic for what he calls his ‘best ever played and produced‘ album.
The album is a follow up of his ‘Not Even Close’ release, only this time he plays a lot of guitars and not only synths.
The results is the album ‘Artiste Belge’ which...

“Another masterpiece from Pierre Vervloesem, this time featuring the amazing many times awarded Swedish drummer Morgan Ågren.
12 crafted tracks full of humour, stunning time signatures, new things happening every seconds, and moving music that will never let you wondering what but instead wondering how! An album that you will not forget or be bored even after a thousand times listening to it!”

“Nice digital transfer of 24 tracks of early Animals stuff in pristine mono, which is how most of the early sixties stuff was mixed (stereo was an afterthought) and why the sound is so direct and clean. Some of the covers overlap with early Stones material (Talkin' "Bout You, Around and Around, etc.).
For anybody who wants a proper rock'n'roll education this is a good reminder of the environment that spawned later bands like like Led Zeppelin and Thin Lizzy. The Yardbirds were great but so were the..

“Originally available only in sex shops in the Netherlands, this is one of the rarest psychedelic LP’s ever to be recorded in Europe. A crazy dadaistic psychedelic jam that is a cross between cosmic stuff and a deadly blast of Krautrock similar to Brainticket’s “Cottonwoodhill” (but recorded years before!) some Pink Floyd-sounding organ atmospheres and several crescendos of insane horror screaming backed by raw organ and drumming. Highly recommended to fans of Can, Agitation free, Brainticket, Magma...

“Reissue of an ultra obscure Floridian psych/prog album from 1973. Less than 50 copies were pressed at the time of the original edition, housed in a plain white demo sleeve with the band name hand-written in pen on the cover. Classic '70s prog, with significant elements of fusion and psychedelic rock. Sometimes it sounds like a jazzier, jammer take on 'Close To The Edge'. Other times it sounds like Rick Wakeman briefly joined Pink Floyd during the 'Wish You Were Here' sessions. And then there are the...

“Gerry Mulligan was and is – because of his immortal recordings - a one-of-a-kind musician. Just try to hold a baritone saxophone, not even try to blow a tune in one, and you'll appreciate the effort that supposes playing one for an even short period of time. In this live recording you can hear the baritone saxophone the way this extraordinary virtuoso consistently made it sound: from sultry mellow to top-of-its-register staccatos; and always swinging!
Surrounded by master musicians like Clark Terry..

Costello’s great second album; one of his finest!

“With his second album, Elvis Costello firmly established himself as one of rock's--not just punk/new wave's--premier singer-songwriters. Building on the promise of his '77 debut, My Aim Is True, Costello put together a backing touring trio, the Attractions (keyboardist Steve Nieve, bassist Bruce Thomas, and drummer Pete Thomas), and their versatility helped Costello define himself as a punk-fuelled power-pop force. Sporting influences ranging...

“Out of the Cool, released in 1960, was the first recording Gil Evans issued after three straight albums with Miles Davis -- Sketches of Spain being the final one before this. Evans had learned much from Davis about improvisation, instinct, and space (the trumpeter learned plenty, too, especially about color, texture, and dynamic tension). Evans orchestrates less here, instead concentrating on the rhythm section built around Elvin Jones, Charlie Persip, bassist Ron Carter, and guitarist Ray Crawford...

“Although Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond made many rewarding recordings together, this was their only duo album; it was inspired by several duo performances on board a cruise ship.
Their magical ESP is evident from start to finish. Brubeck's lyricism throughout these sessions will surprise critics who label him as "bombastic," while Desmond, known for his pure dry-toned alto sax, throws a few curves to his longtime fans. The loping waltz treatment of "Alice in Wonderland" and a delicate...

“Soul Finger, released on Limelight in 1965, marks Lee Morgan's and Freddie Hubbard's final studio appearances as members of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. Morgan had been an on-again-off-again member since the 1950s, but his tenure with Blakey through the early 1960s remained fairly constant. The set also includes a young John Hicks on piano, bassist Victor Sproles, and veteran saxophonist Lucky Thompson.
While this set may lack the sheer high-energy crackle of some of the Jazz Messengers Blue Note...

“Stanley Clarke's debut solo effort was issued when he was already a seasoned jazz veteran, and a member of Chick Corea's Return to Forever, which at the time of this recording also included Joe Farrell on soprano sax and flute, and the Brazilian team of vocalist Flora Purim and drummer/percussionist Airto Moreira. Produced by Corea, who plays Rhodes, clavinet, and acoustic piano on Children of Forever, the band included flutist Art Webb, then-new RtF drummer Lenny White, guitarist Pat Martino, and...

"An astonishing record of James and the Flames tearing the roof off the sucker at the mecca of R&B theatres, New York's Apollo. When King Records owner Syd Nathan refused to fund the recording, thinking it commercial folly, Brown single-mindedly proceeded anyway, paying for it out of his own pocket. He had been out on the road night after night for a while, and he knew that the magic that was part and parcel of a James Brown show was something no record had ever caught. Hit follows hit without a pause...

“The year 1965 was a turning point in the life of John Coltrane. It was at this point that he crossed the line into the free jazz arena that he had been approaching since the early '60s. Besides his landmark Ascension, no album better illustrates this than the awe-inspiring Meditations.
Coltrane's regular quartet -- McCoy Tyner (piano), Jimmy Garrison (bass), and Elvin Jones (drums) -- is expanded here with second drummer Rashied Ali (who assumed Jones' spot after this album) and saxophonist Pharoah..

"Arguably John Coltrane's finest all-around album, this recording has brilliant versions of "Afro Blue" and "I Want to Talk About You"; the second half of the latter features Coltrane on unaccompanied tenor tearing into the piece but never losing sight of the fact that it is a beautiful ballad. The remainder of this album ("Alabama," "The Promise," and "Your Lady") is almost at the same high level."-AllMusic

“This 1976 release features Chick Corea in what was then, and remains, a unique musical setting.
While it is truly an electric jazz fusion record, it is also Corea's first solo recording to attempt to address the Latin side of his musical heritage. My Spanish Heart marks a full-scale, yet thoroughly modern, exploration in the musical lineage Corea sprang from. Making full use of synthesizer technology, a string section, and synth-linked choruses -- of two voices, his own and that of Gayle Moran....

“Dizzy Gillespie brings together tenor saxophonists Sonny Stitt and Sonny Rollins for four extended cuts, and in the process comes up with one of the most exciting "jam session" records in the jazz catalog.
While the rhythm section of pianist Ray Bryant, bassist Tommy Bryant, and drummer Charlie Persip provides solid rhythmic support, Stitt and Rollins get down to business trading fours and reeling off solo fireworks. Apparently, Gillespie had stoked the competitive fires before the session with...

A hugely expanded version (over 25’ more!) of Chick’s fabulous second album as leader.

“Recorded over a year after Chick Corea's debut Tones for Joan's Bones -- a record cut in late 1966 but not appearing until 1968 -- Now He Sings, Now He Sobs feels like his true first album, the place where he put all the pieces in motion for his long, adventurous career.
Much of that has to do with the closed quarters of its recording. Supported by drummer Roy Haynes and bassist Miroslav Vitous, Corea ..

One of the greatest trumpeters of all of jazz, Fats basically had a 3 year career before dying of drug-hastened tuberculosis in 1950.

This has some of his great work as a leader, with Tadd Dameron and with Bud Powell, among many other greats...

Jesús Manuel Ortiz - bass, violin
Salvador Zurita - drums
Jose Ramírez - flute
Pedro Ramírez - guitar
José Javier Denis - saxophone
Roberto González - vocals

This is the first vinyl reissue of this Spanish rarity since it was first released in 1980! Released on RCA in 1980 and released by RCA here!

Tabletom arose from a hippie-commune in Malaga, Spain around 1976, led by singer Roberto Gonzalez and brothers Jose Ramirez (flute) and Pedro Ramirez (guitar). The origi

“Jonas Munk and Nicklas Sørensen team up for a genre-defying record that explores American minimalism, psychedelia, and electronic music -- both vintage and contemporary. On a foundation of interlocking guitar and synthesizer patterns, the duo constructs lengthy pieces that are experimental yet welcoming in nature, precisely executed yet with room for soaring improvisation. Always Already Here pays homage to the masters of classical minimalism (Steve Reich, Terry Riley) and the pioneers of electronic...

Carla Diratz (Vocals)
Cathryn Robson (Vocals)
Roland Binet (Flute, Piccolo)
Martin Archer (Sax Sopranino & Alto)
Joe Higham (Sax Soprano & Tenor, Electronics)
Dave Newhouse (Sax Alto & Tenor, Bass Clarinet)
Jean-Pierre Soarez (Trumpet)
Ariane Plumerel (Violin)
Sigrid Vandenbogaerden (Cello)
Michel Delville (Guitar)
Eric Lemaître (Guitar)
Ángel Ontalva (Guitar)
Andy Kirk (Guitar, Keyboards)
Catherine Smet (Piano, Keyboa

Roland Binet - flute / tenor saxophone (6)
Joe Higham - electronics / soprano saxophone / doudouk (7)
Michel Delville – electric guitar
Catherine Smet - keyboards
Guy Segers - bass / samplers (5)
Dirk Wachtelaer – drums

"An invigorating music phenomenon, tinted with kaleidoscopic overtones and detailed subplots."-Glenn Astarita - ALL ABOUT JAZZ

All tracks were spontaneously composed in the studio by the musicians. Arrangements by Guy Segers.

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Nick Robinson – electric and acoustic guitars, loops, electronics
Martin Archer – saxophones, clarinets, flutes, recorders, melodica, keyboards, electronics, synth bass
Steve Dinsdale – electric drums, acoustic percussion, synth

Stunning prog-friendly improv-rock from Sheffield stock. If you don't know the name of multi-instrumentalist and Discus Musics' owner Martin Archer, then you've not been paying attention to some of the most interesting developments in British jazz, psych and...

“Conceptually derived from the work of Japanese minimalist composer Satoshi Ashikawa, I have composed an album which hopes to engage, enrich and reflect the listener's surroundings, an Environmental Music"-Gareth Quinn Redmond.

“Working with Still Way as a base for inspiration, Gareth Quinn Redmond takes Ashikawa's meditative sound designs to more dramatic and lyrical landscapes, gracefully instilling his personal touch into the master's melodic patterns and presenting six pieces which blend and..

“Conceptually derived from the work of Japanese minimalist composer Satoshi Ashikawa, I have composed an album which hopes to engage, enrich and reflect the listener's surroundings, an Environmental Music"-Gareth Quinn Redmond.

“Working with Still Way as a base for inspiration, Gareth Quinn Redmond takes Ashikawa's meditative sound designs to more dramatic and lyrical landscapes, gracefully instilling his personal touch into the master's melodic patterns and presenting six pieces which blend and..

“Initially released in 1982 as part of the Wave Notation series (which includes Hiroshi Yoshimura's Music For Nine Postcards), Still Way is, without a doubt, a seminal Japanese environmental/ambient/minimalism album, often mentioned alongside Midori Takada's Through The Looking Glass (1983) and Hiroshi Yoshimura's Green (1986) as one of the genre's most important pieces. "Like the moment of stillness, after the wind passes through the garden, when the rain stops for a brief second..." Notably inspired...

“Initially released in 1982 as part of the Wave Notation series (which includes Hiroshi Yoshimura's Music For Nine Postcards), Still Way is, without a doubt, a seminal Japanese environmental/ambient/minimalism album, often mentioned alongside Midori Takada's Through The Looking Glass (1983) and Hiroshi Yoshimura's Green (1986) as one of the genre's most important pieces. "Like the moment of stillness, after the wind passes through the garden, when the rain stops for a brief second..." Notably inspired...

Really good first release by a new psychedelic/progressive band. At it's best, this has a lot of bits with flute, keyboards and guitars reminiscent of early, good Jethro Tull, circa "Stand Up", but with a contemporary flavor as well...

First new release in many years by a legend of modern Swedish psychedelic music, who released many very limited edition lp-only albums in the late 1980s and early 90s and was known for posing naked on the covers (none of that here).

"First new release in many years by a legend of modern Swedish psychedelic music, who released many very limited edition lp-only albums in the late 1980s and early 90s and was known for posing naked on the covers (none of that here).
"After an 11 year silence...

“Eight new beguiling Kjetil Mulelid compositions expertly balancing energetic, often rhythmically complex and harmonically rich music with beautiful and evocative melodies. It's not all about Mulelid though, bassist Bjørn Marius Hegge (31) and drummer Andreas Skår Winther (28) effortlessly conjure additional layers, tones, and textures, incorporating a sense of calm; an unhurried yet constantly unfolding sound world which can be said to be distinctively Scandinavian, most typically heard in Hegge's sole...

“Hailed as "a blazing hot mess of awesome" by The New York City Jazz Record, the Michael Leonhart Orchestra (MLO) traverses a huge swath of musical terrain, guided by the highly developed ears, ceaselessly omnivorous tastes and playful yet meticulous artistry of it's leader, Michael Leonhart.
Following their 2018 debut album The Painted Lady Suite, MLO will release their second full length, Suite Extracts Vol. I. The surprising collection documents an aspect of the MLO 's mission: playing covers...

“Compiling the last three albums in the Everywhere At The End Of Time series -- four CDs and almost five hours of material cataloging the ultimate descent into dementia and oblivion, using a patented prism of sound to connote a final, irreversible transition into the haunted ballroom of the mind that he first stepped into with 1999's Selected Memories From the Haunted Ballroom. Invoking Jack Nicolson's caretaker character in Stanley Kubrick/Stephen King's The Shining as metaphor for issues revolving...

Weird but ultimately fascinating ambient music built out of old 78s and the ambient noise (crackle, groove noise) and music contained within them. His stated aim is to provide a tribute to the Ballroom scene from The Shining. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Sorta tranquil / sorta spooky.

“Originally issued in 2011. An Empty Bliss Beyond The World returns our doddering protagonist to the deserted ballroom, wandering its waxed floor and dilapidated grandeur in an attempt to capture an era which has long...

Edition of 250.

“Aircraft was the name Steve Cohen used for the largely unknown and quite fantastic synthesizer music he was creating in NYC in the '80s. This was in the same period Steve was in the late-period No Wave band, China Shop, along with guitarist Naux (who would go on to play with the Voidoids) and percussionist Richard Edson (whose next band was Sonic Youth).
Steve had been active in the NYC sub-underground since the '70s, even playing at Giorgio Gomelsky's legendary 'Zu Music...

“Jonas Munk and Nicklas Sørensen team up for a genre-defying record that explores American minimalism, psychedelia, and electronic music -- both vintage and contemporary. On a foundation of interlocking guitar and synthesizer patterns, the duo constructs lengthy pieces that are experimental yet welcoming in nature, precisely executed yet with room for soaring improvisation. Always Already Here pays homage to the masters of classical minimalism (Steve Reich, Terry Riley) and the pioneers of electronic...

“I Feel Like A Bombed Cathedral is the ambitious new project from Amaury Cambuzat --guitarist with the legendary Faust and founder of French avant-garde experimentalists Ulan Bator. Just two pieces spread over 50-odd minutes, this CD reaches levels of drone-like intensity barely heard since the days of Theatre of Eternal Music.
Beautiful collage art by Cambuzat. Packaged in a gloss laminated digipack; Edition of 500. Essential.”

"You need to tell the world how you feel and all you think...

This is pretty much a must-have for all FZ fans, as it contains for the very first time ever, the legendary Royce Hall 1975 recordings in their entirety!

“Commemorating its eventual release in 1979, Orchestral Favorites 40th Anniversary Edition celebrates Frank Zappa's 1975 engagement at Royce Hall at UCLA Los Angeles.
The original album is remastered by Bob Ludwig from the 1976 master tape and bonus content contains the evening concert performance from September 18th, remixed in 2019 by...

”In 2011, guitarist and songwriter Martin Simpson released Purpose + Grace, an album where he surrounded himself with friends from the fertile British folk scene. Vagrant Stanzas stands in sharp contrast. He performs it completely solo, singing, playing guitar, banjo, or both -- though there are a few overdubs. Simpson credits his neighbor, songwriter Richard Hawley, with this tack, inspired by evening song-swapping sessions at the kitchen table in Sheffield. Co-produced by the artist with American...