New Arrivals

New Arrivals
Achille Succi bass clarinet
Julian Arguelles tenor and soprano sax
Samo Salamon guitar
Pascal Niggenkemper bass
Roberto Dani drums
Christian Lillinger drums

"Here is one more live recording of the Ljubljana Jazz Festival, featuring the Slovenian guitarist, and former John Scofield’s student, who is unanimously pointed out as one of the most defying players today in Europe: Samo Salamon. The Sextet is of transnational constitution, putting together the cream of the Europe

Nate Wooley trumpet
Matt Bauder tenor saxophone
Pascal Niggenkemper bass
Harris Eisenstadt drums, compositions

“On Parade in Parede” was recorded when Eisenstadt and company played a series of concerts at SMUP, an intimate venue in Parede, a beach town near Lisbon, during their spring 2016 Europe tour. The place inspired the title. An homage to his birth country (he’s lived in the US more than twenty years), Canada Day offers a universal music, not just dedicated to North America.

Tony Malaby saxophone
Mat Maneri viola
Daniel Levin cello

“'New Artifacts” documents a thrilling concert in Brooklyn by Tony Malaby, Mat Maneri, and Daniel Levin. The performance captured here transformed the listeners in attendance that evening, bringing them into a creative world open with possibilities. Now, with this recording, Malaby, Maneri, and Levin invite you into their narrative of sound. This is music rich in gesture, and a music that is lyrical at its core. Its lyricism does

Michaël Attias alto saxophone
Aruán Ortiz piano
John Hébert bass
Nasheet Waits drums

"Nerve Dance – saxophonist/composer/bandleader/conceptualist Michaël Attias’ sixth album (available on Clean Feed Records, March 10, 2017), which deals with the aesthetics of spontaneity, the theory of elasticity and the concept of equality in music, is an expansive, spirited debut from Michaël Attias’ new Quartet, featuring Aruán Ortiz (piano), John Hébert (bass) and Nasheet Waits (drums).

Angelica Sanchez piano
Michael Formanek double bass
Tyshawn Sorey drums

"You can often judge musicians by the company they keep. Float the Edge, the latest album from pianist-composer Angelica Sanchez, features her alongside two of the most sought-after rhythm-section musicians on the scene: veteran bassist Michael Formanek and rising- star Tyshawn Sorey, both acclaimed leader-composers in their own right. To be released via Clean Feed Records on March 25, 2017, Float the Edge sees this..

Zack Clarke piano and electronics
Henry Fraser double bass
Dre Hocevar drums

"Random Acts of Order boldly confronts some of the core questions posed by free music. Working with two of the most dynamic young talents on the improvised music scene, bassist Henry Fraser and percussionist/composer Dre Hocevar, Zack Clarke explores a space between order and freedom that is represented by the polarities of idiomatic expectations and free improvisation. The results are explored through forms..

Peter Van Huffel alto saxophone
Roland Fidezius electric bass, effects
Rudi Fischerlehner drums

"After the broad success of “Bite My Blues”, Canadian saxophonist Peter Van Huffel’s Berlin band Gorilla Mask is back with more music; not to cover the foot imprints of his previous work but going beyond a good number of steps. You can’t say anymore that this project consists of a mix of jazz with punk and metal – the kind of sonic assault heard on “Iron Lung” has an identity of its own, inc

Carlos Bica double bass
Frank Möbus guitar
Jim Black drums and percussion

"It has been twenty years since the release of Carlos Bica’s “Azul”, the Portuguese double bass player’s debut recording with German guitarist Frank Möbus and the American drummer Jim Black. Their brand new album “More Than This” accurately describes their status quo. This new release reflects the same music that their audiences have learned to love since the very beginning and delivers beyond those expectations...

"'Koyonaku' is the result of the encounter in downtown Tokyo between Japanese accordionist A Qui Avec Gabriel and guitarist Michel Henritzi. The duo re-interprets the soulful and melancholic popular Japanese Enka-music through improvisation. They meander solitary through these sad melodies in their very own iconoclastic ways."

Robert's 2003 album builds upon the work of Schleep, with many of the same collaborators. It's a very long work by his standards; over 75' of music! [Hannibal]

A classic of early American minimalism; this belongs in any collection of people who enjoy that style.

"One of the earliest, almost forgotten pioneers of minimalism, along with La Monte Young & Terry Riley, This reissues a very rare Shandar lp of very personalized piano music. "Unchanging as his music appears to be from the outside, it is constantly renewing it's structure as a natural process."

"...really there are no words that can describe how important this CD could become to you....

"2017 release from the veteran British guitarist. Andy Summers rose to fame in the early 1980's as the guitarist of the multi-million record selling rock band - The Police. Summers' innovative guitar playing created a new paradigm for guitarists in this period and has been widely imitated ever since.
After the band's dramatic exit from the music scene, Summers continued to develop his interest in photography as well touring, recording as a solo artist, composing for films, writing books, and...

The ZFT has happily seen fit to make generally available (that means, available to us) a lot of items that were previously available by mail only from the ZFT.

"The 100th release by the Zappa Family Trust and the last project to be finished by Frank Zappa before his passing, Dance Me This, was composed and realized on the Synclavier, FZ's go-to digital workstation that was state of the art at the time of the recording. The music is described by the Maestro as 'designed for modern dance groups.'...

The ZFT has happily seen fit to make generally available (that means, available to us) a lot of items that were previously available by mail only from the ZFT.
This is reasonable, but rough quality rehearsal recordings. The material is fascinating, but this is one of the 'roughest' ZFT releases, so keep that in mind, although the price is now very reasonable for this!

"Joe's Domage, the second entry from the 'Corsaga' series gives you an insight into how Frank worked. The recording from this..

The ZFT has happily seen fit to make generally available (that means, available to us) a lot of items that were previously available by mail only from the ZFT.
This great release of very, very early Mothers material was bought by me from the ZFT when it first came out. It's quite fabulous!

"Joe's Corsage is a CD of material recorded by Frank Zappa with The Mothers of Invention in the mid-1960s, before the recording of their debut album Freak Out! (1966). The album was compiled by archivist...

"Following the reissues of Brother Ah's three studio albums in 2016, Manufactured Recordings is proud to present Divine Music, a collection of three unreleased albums from this jazz visionary: The Sea (1978), Mediation (1981), and Searching (1985). Moving from rich spiritual jazz to more meditative ambience, Divine Music further explores Brother Ah's unique sound and musical vision. Released a 3xCD package, Divine Music includes an extensive interview with Brother Ah by Pitchfork and Resident Advisor contri

"French psych-experimental-rock genius Richard Pinhas in collaboration with Sax Ruins drummer, Tatsuya Yoshida, and saxophonist, Ryoko Ono. Recorded live at Tusk Festival, at Gateshead Old Town Hall, on October 10, 2015. Richard Pinhas, the founder of '70s legends Heldon, is one of France's best known experimental musicians and is a key figure in development of rock music fusing with electronic music. Yoshida Tatsuya is one of the most innovative musicians of the Japanese experimental music scene...

Nice album of guitar "Pinhas-tronics" released in 1996 on Spalax. Sheets of guitars shimmery & shine, making a 'heavenly music', to trance out to.

"A reissue of Richard Pinhas's De l'un et du Multiple, originally released in 1996. Available for the first time on vinyl. Richard Pinhas, the founder of '70s legends Heldon, is one of France's best known experimental musicians and is a key figure in development of rock music fusing with electronic music.
This solo album was recorded at his home...

A 1974 live album by this this English group who spent their most popular years in Germany, and are usually thought of as a German band.
"Special limited edition colored vinyl reissue - 500 purple, 500 clear - of the 1973 concert performance by psychedelic space rock pioneers, Nektar, recorded at the legendary Roundhouse in London!
This classic album comes in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with metallic silver paper and is sequentially numbered for collectors!"-Press Release

A 1974 live album by this this English group who spent their most popular years in Germany, and are usually thought of as a German band. Now you get the complete version of the whole show, remixed from the original multi-track masters and a lot of unreleased material as well, plus a nice booklet of photos, notes, etc. This has some fine, long jammy parts ala Pink Floyd, definitely one of their influences. This is so much better than the original CD version that you may already own (and so much longer)...

On the back of the 2014 Rock In Opposition Festival in Japan and their album "Welcome In The Void", Richard Pinhas and Yoshida Tatsuya did a Japanese tour lasting about 2 weeks.
In order to have some fun, fresh merch to sell to the fans, Yoshida released this live album on his Magaibutsu label on CD, taken from several shows during their Japanese tour and showing off aspects of their work together. It has now been issued on vinyl.

This is an out of print, numbered hybrid SACD edition of this great release, released on Mofi at less than half of what it normally goes for.
This is a pretty great album, recorded in October 1972, when John was at his height with Mahavishnu, and Carlos was at his peak with Caravanserai and both were at their peak of wearing little white suits and sitting at the feet of Sri Chinmoy!
It mixed members of both bands (Billy Cobham and Jan Hammer from Mahavishnu and Armando Peraza, Doug Rauch and...

"Who's Next, known as one of the greatest rock albums of all time, was actually the most disappointing failure of Pete Townshend's career. A much more vast and grandiose project called "Lifehouse" had been envisioned, but Townshend couldn't pull it all together, and finally settled for a meager best of Lifehouse collection which was called Who's Next. Pete never finished Lifehouse as a rock opera, but the music remains.
In 2000, he decided to make a decent production of the songs. The result is a...

Great to see this, the second solo album by Snakefinger, that was released to great acclaim in 1980 on the Resident's Ralph label. A minor classic of whatever it is that the Residents and associated acts are!

"Snakefinger surely needs not much of an introduction. Born Philip Charles Lithman in London, he moved to San Francisco in 1971. His roots lie in the British blues scene, but he soon became friends with The Residents who also gave him the name Snakefinger based on a photograph of Lithman...

This is one of the most life-changing albums that I have ever owned. Released in the west for the 1st time by Crammed in the mid 80s, it has been a part of my brain for 30 years.
Now it's remastered from the original tapes and expanded and better than ever.

"Recorded over a three-year period from 1975-1978 (though much of it was recorded in 1975), this is Ahmed's crowning work, a record so sublime, passionate and demanding, that numerous plays only hint at its greatness. Despite...

"'Infernal Spheres' is another fine release from Richard Wileman who continues on the crest of a creative wave. His skill at taking chamber classical, jazz and rock influences and turning them into something new is beyond reproach and he continues to give his audience fascinating and intelligent music of real depth.."-Jez Rowden, The Progressive Aspect
RICHARD WILEMAN - acoustic, classical, electric, bass & prepared guitars, keyboards, samples, percussion, rastrophone, bouzouki, Appalachian....

"Eremite presents Byron And Gerald's Unity, a private press free jazz album recorded in 1969 at Howard University and the first release on Byron Morris's EPI label. It is the only hardcore free jazz record out of 1960s DC, and a viscerally powerful cultural dispatch on the sociopolitical upheavals of its time.
From Byron's 2017 liner notes: "In the early spring of 1969, several months before moving to Poughkeepsie, NY, Gerald Wise and I, along with the recording engineer Len Jones, conceived of the...

Joshua Abrams - guimbri, bass, small harp, bells
Lisa Alvarado - harmonium, Leslie, percussion
Michael Avery - drums and percussion
Ben Boye - chromatic electric autoharp, piano, Wurlitzer
Ari Brown - tenor saxophone
Emmett Kelly - electric guitar
Frank Rosaly - drums and percussion, resonator bells

"Simultonality is the follow-up to Joshua Abrams's critically acclaimed 2015 album Magnetoception. Credited to Joshua Abrams and Natural Information Society (NIS), it is t

"This kind of record could not be made today: who would pay for this brilliant suite of instrumental concrete madness?"-Jim O'Rourke

Interesting, unique, now hipster bait but then just an unclassifiable and TRES Francais mix of psychedelic rock and progressive elements. DESPITE the hype, this is totally worthy of rediscovery 45 years later!

"Vannier's name is the lesser-spotted, tell-tale seal of sample-friendly quality when it comes to crate-digging "en Francais." And the answers to all.

Frank Cunimondo is a pianist who has made a number of 'jazz' albums.
This release, from 1975, is his only foray into electric jazz and is a totally great 1975-era jazz/rock album.
Frank plays Fender Rhodes and acoustic piano, synths and string ensemble, Ray Russell plays bass and Lenny Rogers plays drums.
This is a swinging groover from start to finish and there isn't a bad track on the whole thing! Unconditionally recommended to kozmigroov fans.

In the 1990s, when most of his best known material wasn't generally available, there were 3 huge archival sets of all unreleased material of his work released. This series will take these long out of print archival releases, add yet more unreleased material, and put them into chronological order! This is the fifth in the series and this set covers his totally classic and possibly greatest period of 1976-1977. This is a gigantic amount of great music at a great price. Highly recommended.

"On their second album on El Paraiso Records, Copenhagen quartet Mythic Sunship drive even thicker grooves into their niche of extended cave-man fuzz voyages. Mythic Sunship cut a sharp edge into their ten-plus minute sagas, often churning out tracks with seemingly endless amounts of energy. It's all here: wild bursts of fuzzy and echo-perplexed guitars, thick Geezery basslines, and a galloping myriad of drums. What Mythic Sunship deliver in raw, untamed energy, is kept in place by their deeply grounded...

Excellent, heavy Swedish spacerock/stoner-rock/psych trio. Simple, but very effective, trancey/psych music made with guitars, organ, bass and drums.
So many great Swedish bands and so little time to take enough drugs to enjoy them all!
"Alive At Roadburn is Gothenburg based Hills' third album with Rocket Recordings. Hot off the Swedish psychedelia revival of the past few years and after their hailed 2015 album Frid, Hills connect the dots to their country's rich and intoxicating past with a...

"RSD 2017 release. Bureau B continue their RSD 12" series. On side A, previously unreleased material from Camera. Recorded and mixed by Camera in December 2016 and January 2017, in Berlin. On side B, previously unreleased material from Richard Pinhas. Recorded and mixed during the sessions for the album Reverse."

"Originally released as a 12" single in 1980 based on "The Eskimo", this collectors edition includes 3 bonus tracks. Pressed on translucent yellow vinyl. New 12" 45 RPM EP reissue. All sounds heard on Goosebump were originated on toy instruments which were provided by Toys-R-Us, Inc. - Drawing of The Residents by Jad Fair of Half Japanese"

Really happy to have this great, second release by this fantastic French/Ethiopian mash-up back in stock and at a better price than before too. You NEED this!
The second, totally great and smokin' French/Dutch/Ethiopian band who call themselves "Ethiopian crunch music". Using guitars, keyboards, sax, bass, drums and a Ethiopian singer, they use the Ethiopian pop sounds of Mahamoud Ahmed as a staring point and then they stretch it using punk, rock and even noise influences. Wonderful stuff. Highly...

In the 1990s, when most of his best known material wasn't generally available, there were 3 huge archival sets of all unreleased material of his work released. This series will take these long out of print archival releases, add yet more unreleased material, and put them into chronological order! This is the fourth in the series and this set covers his totally classic and possibly greatest period of 1975-1976. This is a gigantic amount of great music at a great price. Highly recommended.

In the 1990s, when most of his best known material wasn't generally available, there were 3 huge archival sets of all unreleased material of his work released. This series will take these long out of print archival releases, add yet more unreleased...

In the 1990s, when most of his best known material wasn't generally available, there were 3 huge archival sets of all unreleased material of his work released. This series will take these long out of print archival releases, add yet more unreleased...

Heep's fifth album and one of their early progressive, heavy classics, with a progressive and heavy Roger Dean cover and mucho bonus tracks here!
"Initially released in 1972 ‘The Magician's Birthday’ is the fifth album by British rock band Uriah Heep. Fast forward 46 years it still remains a timeless classic. Painstakingly remastered by Andy Pearce this 2CD set also includes alternative mixes that excite, reignite and rejuvenate. Extensive liner notes penned by best-selling author Joel McIver tell...

Heep's fourth album and one of their early progressive, heavy classics, with a progressive and heavy Roger Dean cover and mucho bonus tracks here!
"Initially released in 1972 ‘Demons And Wizards’ is the fourth album by British rock band Uriah Heep. Fast forward 45 years it still remains a timeless classic. Painstakingly remastered by Andy Pearce this 2CD set also includes alternative mixes that excite, reignite and rejuvenate. Extensive liner notes penned by best-selling author Joel McIver tell the...

One of Heep's early, progressive, heavy classics with mucho bonus material.
"The band’s third album ‘Look At Yourself’ was originally released in October of 1971 and represented the first for manager Gerry Bron’s new label ‘Bronze Records’. The title track is a charging statement of intent as the band don’t let up, with no time to reflect on their success. Such was their hectic schedule at this time they managed to cram touring, session time and 3 albums in the space of 12 months. These re-packaged...

"Grupo Um existed from 1976 to mid 1980s. They were the backbone of the band of Hermeto Pascoal, and start to play by themselves to develop their own style and compositions, which was not possible under Hermeto's leadership. After a while, they formed their own band, left Hermeto's group, recorded 3 marvelous records and disbanded.
Now, more than 30 years later, they reunited with the same line-up of the 1st album, with just a different bass player, and did two concerts. The 1st was recorded during...

Tratak is the latest group headed by the quite great Fabio Mentz; search this catalog for other releases we stock by him and you can see me waxing quite rhapsodically about him. This one is a bit more solidly 'jazz' than some of his others, but it still has that unique vibe happening that is much more than 'jazz'.

"Tratak is the new quartet with Fabio Mentz (basson, piano, harmonium, voice), Guenther Andreas (cravina, an instrument developed by himself, inspired on Chapman stick), Jorge Matte...

Leon Thomas - vocals
Ian Carr - trumpet & flugelhorn
Karl Jenkins - oboe & piano
Brian Smith - soprano & tenor sax, flute
Chris Spedding - guitar
Jeff Clyne - bass
John Marshall - drums
"The first official release of the June 1970 Montreux Jazz Festival concert, from the analogue 1/4" master tape, featuring trumpeter Ian Carr’s pioneering jazz/rock ensemble Nucleus, very early in their career, performing with US vocalist Leon Thomas on a set of Thomas’ repertoire...

"First ever vinyl reissue of this little known classic from founding Philip Glass Ensemble member Richard 'Dickie' Landry. Following two jazz LPs issued on the Chatham Square label (which he co-ran), Dickie Landry released Fifteen Saxophones, a set of 1974 recordings done with engineer Kurt Munkacsi, on the Northern Lights and Wergo labels in 1978. Fifteen Saxophones simultaneously demonstrates Landry's boundary-pushing saxophone and his understanding of the minimalists' long-form treatises on sound...

This was the first album of two by Aksak Maboul (later changed to Aqsak Maboul, just to fool people), which really wasn't a band, but just a studio project, mostly consisting of Mark Hollander-piano, Farfisa organ, Fender Rhodes piano, alto sax, bass clarinet, clarinets, circa 1977 primitive drum machine, etc. with Vincent Kenis-guitars, bass, piano, accordion and a few other guests on voice, guitars, etc.
This is a completely tuneful and charming mixture of European folk music, Canterbury...

This is a repackaging of disc two - one of the discs of great stuff from the now long out of print Grow Fins box set, so it's utterly worthless if you own that and really good and worthwhile (and quite good sounding for 50 year old unreleased recordings) if you don't!

1 Electricity (1968 Live) 3: 42
2 Sure Nuff N Yes I Do (1968 Live) 2:57
recorded live at MIDEM Pop Festival, Cannes beach, France.

3 Rollin N Tumblin (1968 Live) 11:08
4 Electricity (1968 Live) 3:54

"Malian music is arguably the most sophisticated form of African music. Mr Bongo, who have long been entranced by Malian culture, and, in particular, the immense hypnotic beauty of Malian music, have put together a selection of songs from across the country. On this album you will find well-known artists sitting next to rarer discoveries. The Rail Band, who are one of the best known of all the big bands in Mali, gave us the stars Mory Kanté and Salif Keita. Les Amabassedeurs du Motel de Bamako were...

This band released one of my very favorite progressive rock albums of 2014. Here's what I know. Aquaserge are a French band who I first heard of about 7 years ago.
They have released 2 EPs (collected onto one CD) and a third release, Ce Tres Cher Serge, all of which are now out of print and hard to find now.
THeir fourth, A L'Amitie, rocked my world in 2014 and this 2017 release is their sixth (they had a very limited EP in between).
They seem to be finding an audience with their unique...