New Arrivals

New Arrivals
I love Ornette and own a ton of Ornette, but his trio with David Izenzon and Charles Moffett is one of my very favorite of his bands. They emerged in 1962, made a live album for ESP, disappeared for 2 years while Ornette tried to get bookings that represented monetarily what he felt his music was worth (good luck with that, OC!), and then had their biggest spate of activity in 1965 & 1966, with European tours and with a few live recordings coming out on Freedom and Blue Note. This is the best sounding...

Edition of 500.
"The Chicago-based string genius Joshua Abrams first talked to us about the idea of this album a while back. It took a couple of years to get together, but in a way, it's cool that it's being released in 2018 -- the 50th anniversary of the recording of the first free bass solo LP, Barre Phillips' Journal Violone. Issued by Opus One in the U.S., Music Man in the UK (as Unaccompanied Barre), and Futura in France (as Basse Barre), Phillips' groundbreaking album was a gorgeous and...

"Legendary ethnomusicologist and field-recording pioneer, Hugh Tracey founded the International Library of African Music (ILAM) in 1954. Today, ILAM preserves thousands of historical recordings and has become the greatest repository of African music in the world. Dust-to-Digital partner with ILAM to present Listen All Around: The Golden Age of Central and East African Music -- a compilation of newly-transferred and remastered recordings that Hugh Tracey made between 1950-1958. The recordings presented...

"A reissue of Heldon's fourth album Agneta Nilsson, originally released on Urus Records in 1976. Agneta Nilsson opens with a mind-paralyzing track that proves stillness can have a pulse. "Perspective I" spends ten minutes poring through tectonic layers of heavy sound, piling everything so thick that the song becomes like quicksand for your brain. It's one of the most daunting works in the Heldon catalog, made all the more impressive by how simple it is. It's just sounds put together and turned up...

"A reissue of Heldon's third album Third (It's Always Rock 'N' Roll), originally released on Disjuncta in 1975. Third album from the French space-rock electro combo masterminded by Richard Pinhas. Heldon's darkest work lays another stone in their sonic mosaic: synths, drones, fuzz, and trippy improvisations. There's something wicked happening on Heldon's third album It's Always Rock And Roll. Richard Pinhas's essential attack of searing guitar and space-bound synthesizer didn't change radically after...

"Produced in collaboration with the legendary Jac Berrocal's label d'Avantage, More Intra Musique is the second LP in Alga Marghen's series dedicated to previously unreleased recording by the drummer and experimentalist Jacques Thollot. While the furious Intra Musique free jazz first LP was centered on a live recording with Michel Portal, Eddie Gaumont, and Mimi Lorenzini at the Faculty of Law in Paris, on an evening in 1969, it is an unexpected Jacques Thollot that you encounter on this second LP...

"Ultrasound is the result of two individuals with a huge appetite for scandinavian progressive music. Jostein Haugen and Marius Leirånes began to work on the album in late may 2015, and one year later they began the recording of "Ultrasound". During the process the band reached out to Mattias Olsson (Necromonkey, ex Änglagård), and he joined mainly as their producer. He was also in charge of drums, overdubs and mixing. Johan Hals Jørgensen (organist) was later recruited as the bands new keyboard maestro...

"Ultrasound is the result of two individuals with a huge appetite for scandinavian progressive music. Jostein Haugen and Marius Leirånes began to work on the album in late may 2015, and one year later they began the recording of "Ultrasound". During the process the band reached out to Mattias Olsson (Necromonkey, ex Änglagård), and he joined mainly as their producer. He was also in charge of drums, overdubs and mixing. Johan Hals Jørgensen (organist) was later recruited as the bands new keyboard maestro...

"Tenor saxophonist Binker Golding and drummer Moses Boyd are two of the most exciting young jazz musicians on the London jazz scene.
One year on from their highly praised mega work Journey To The Mountain Of Forever (Urban Album Of The Year 2017 : MoJo Magazine), Binker And Moses return with a blistering assault on the senses.
Their third album in as many years, Binker Golding and Moses Boyd are trailblazers in arguably the most exciting jazz explosion London has ever seen.
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Jason Stein - bass clarinet
Jason Roebke - bass
Mike Pride - drums

"Jason Stein is a ubiquitous presence on the world class Chicago improvised music scene and beyond. He's a staunch force with a monogamous passion for his instrument of choice, the darkly sonorous and notoriously difficult bass clarinet. But Stein thrives as a leader also, as witnessed by his critically-acclaimed recent quartet release.
However, no other aggregation he works with has quite the road legs, perspective.

"Opalescence is the new album from the most unusual trio of Norbert Rodenkirchen, Robbie Lee, and James Ilgenfritz. The setting for the initial sessions: hushed microtones bouncing off reverberant marble walls while a blizzard raged outside. Their backgrounds: an unconventional mix of medieval music, modern composition, various folk traditions, and, of course, jazz. And the result: an unclassifiable amalgam of improvised forms, weaving together far-flung genres, gratifyingly challenging yet easy to...

"The Japanese producer and DJ Kuniyuki Takahashi is the subject of Music From Memory's latest retrospective compilation with Early Tape Works (1986-1993). Composed of two volumes, the compilations gather together a selection of tracks from a tiny run of privately released tape only albums, highlighting a fascinating early period in Kuniyuki's musical output, one of which little is known. After discovering the world of nightclubs in Japan around 1986, and the seemingly boundless freedom expressed there...

"Who knew that some of the most exciting Afro-funk records of all time were actually made in the small West African country of Benin? Once Analog Africa released the first African Scream Contest in 2008, the proof was there for all to hear; gut-busting yelps, lethally well-drilled horn sections and irresistibly insistent rhythms added up to a record that took you into its own space. Ten years on, intrepid crate-digger Samy Ben Redjeb unveils a new treasure trove of Vodoun-inspired Afrobeat heavy funk...

"Who knew that some of the most exciting Afro-funk records of all time were actually made in the small West African country of Benin? Once Analog Africa released the first African Scream Contest in 2008, the proof was there for all to hear; gut-busting yelps, lethally well-drilled horn sections and irresistibly insistent rhythms added up to a record that took you into its own space. Ten years on, intrepid crate-digger Samy Ben Redjeb unveils a new treasure trove of Vodoun-inspired Afrobeat heavy funk...

“ROVA is flying high at 40 years old: virtuosity, friendship, resistance, constantly renewed relevance; its members have developed a phenomenal sense of togetherness in their playing!”-François Couture, janvier 2018

An unusual and adventurous tribute to Miles Davis, in all of his facets and periods.

"The New York Times recommended it as one of several releases in 1999 that adults would really enjoy and they are absolutely right. Ms. Wilson has taken Miles Davis' music and put her own stamp on it and the result is beautiful."-Elizabeth Hendry

In the eyes of this gigantic Who fan, this is the band's final masterpiece - flawed, but still an ambitious masterpiece and it has some brilliant stuff on it.

"Pete Townshend revisited the rock opera concept with another double-album opus, this time built around the story of a young mod's struggle to come of age in the mid-'60s.
If anything, this was a more ambitious project than Tommy, given added weight by the fact that the Who weren't devising some fantasy but were re-examining the roots..

Tons of otherwise unavailable live material from the bands prime (and even after their prime, but still really good) and a few studio tracks we all already know too. But at this price, any half respecting Who fans NEEDS this if only for the definitive psychedelic era version of My Generation from 1967. But there's so much more great stuff here!

"Like the film itself, the soundtrack to the Who's Kids Are Alright documentary is frustrating even as it pleases, since it falls short of being.....

"Back after ten years, Bristol's Portishead now make Radiohead look like the Monkees. Bleak times deserve bleak music, and here it is. Maybe it's Beth Gibbons' voice. It doesn’t have range – but it does have the singular ability to be compressed, filtered, distorted and mangled any way that Geoff Barrow sees fit, and still survive intact. She can be a wailing banshee or some withered crone, but always vulnerable and distraught. And the relentless 21st century-ness of it all means that this time the...

If you like this sound, this is every bit as great as you would hope it would be!

"Dave Holland is best known as one of the great jazz bassists of his generation. Pepe Habichuela is an awe-inspiring flamenco guitarist. The two of them together, with Josemi and Carlos Carmona on additional guitars as well as a pair of percussionists, prove to be a wonderful combination.
Holland brings his own experience to flamenco, subsuming himself in the genre, his bass imitating a voice on the glorious...

"John Coltrane's Crescent from the spring of 1964 is an epic album, showing his meditative side that would serve as a perfect prelude to his immortal work A Love Supreme. His finest quartet with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones supports the somewhat softer side of Coltrane, and while not completely in ballad style, the focus and accessible tone of this recording work wonders for anyone willing to sit back and let this music enrich and wash over you. While not quite at the "sheets of sound"...

"This album features previously unreleased early live radio recordings from 1969 and 1970 by Blodwyn Pig featuring Mick Abrahams, Andrew Pyle, Jack Lancaster, Ron Berg; and the Mick Abrahams Band featuring Mick Abrahams, Bob Sergeant, Walt Monahan and Richie Dharma."

"This is truly one of the great classics of hard bop, with drummer Art Blakey leading arguably his greatest Jazz Messengers lineup through a driving program that never lets up. Tenor saxophonist Benny Golson (whose composition "Along Came Betty" is...

"By the time that jazz icon/bandleader/percussionist Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers began recording for Riverside in the fall of 1962, Blakey had already been the spiritual center of the group for nearly 15 years. The unprecedented caliber of performers who had already passed through the revolving-door personnel reads like a who's who of 20th century jazz. On Caravan -- his first of several notable sides for the venerable label -- he is joined by a quintet of concurrent and future all-stars...

"We are a music collective from Denmark and Sweden that play totally improvised space rock music. We have released 25 records since 2006. Music for your mind to escape the Matrix...

ØSC had been at the Black Tornado recording back in November but our friend Gary (Yawning Man) was in town and wanted to jam. It had been a long time since the main touring band of ØSC (Nick, Jiri, Mogens, myself) had been in the studio. We grabbed Martin, who plays with Nick, Jiri and Mogens in the Univerzals as...

Great price on a fine sampler of the art rock period of Sylvian's career. Recommended!

"Two CD compilation from the enigmatic singer, songwriter, musician and former leader of the British band Japan. A Victim of Stars (1982 - 2012) brings together material from the last 30 years of David's solo career, encompassing material released with Virgin Records, along with his more recent work released on his own label Samadhisound, as well as a brand new recording exclusive to this compilation....

"Renowned electric violinist from King Crimson, David Cross, presents this collection of studio recordings featuring a diverse array of styles and moods! Includes both instrumental tracks as well as vocal performances by guest singers Sonja Kraushofer of L'Ame Immortelle, Anne-Marie Hurst of Skeletal Family, acclaimed Israeli singer Ofra Haza, Christian Death vocalist Eva O and more!"

Second Direction were a German jazz/rock band who released their one and only album in Germany only in 1976 and which was released in Italy one year later.
At the time they recorded the album, their lineup was: Fritz Münzer (flute, soprano saxophone), Karl-Heinz Merkel (electric piano, strings), Gerhard Spirka (electric bass), Val Hargreaves (drums), Jörg Gebhardt (congas)
This album is quite rare and little known. Even less known was the fat that they recorded a second album in 1978 that lay...

Really this is an electric blues album with horns (hence the 'jazz'), but since it's 1972 and live, you can still appreciate and hear the excitement. A classic of its time and kind.

"Digitally remastered and expanded two CD Deluxe Edition of the British singer/songwriter's 1977 album including a bonus CD containing rare studio and live material.
Although Bless the Weather set his '70s template and Solid Air was his first masterpiece, One World is arguably John Martyn's most important album. It's themes strike a universal chord; matters of love, life, friendship, ecology and dancing abound. The mood of the album remains resolutely upbeat, through a wash of late night effects...

This, album, along with "Fifth Element", was recorded in 1973, but because of the changes going on in the rock scene at the time, Vertigo records decided to leave this in their archives and it wasn't released until about 20 years later.

"The packaging contains new interviews with founder members Glyn Havard and Jon Field, including track-by-track anecdotes, plus authoritative and extensive liner notes by respected author and journalist Chris Welch."

Thrilled to see this long out of print electric Miles classic reissued! Get it while you can!

"This is the second of two performances from February 1975 at the Osaka Festival Hall in Japan. This is the evening show; the Columbia release Agharta was the afternoon show. Pangaea is comprised of two tracks, "Zimbabwe" and "Gondwana." Each is divided into two parts. The band here is comprised of Sonny Fortune on saxophones, Pete Cosey (who also played synth) and Reggie Lucas on guitars, Michael...

$4.00 off the regular price, while they last!
"2017 release from the British singer, songwriter, and musician. To The Bone is his expansive, brilliant fifth solo album. It is the follow up to 2015's Hand. Cannot. Erase. (one of Rolling Stone's best albums of 2015). A gloriously dynamic modernist pop record as imagined by the UK s biggest underground artist, To The Bone is Steven Wilson's hat-tip to the hugely ambitious progressive pop records of his youth (think Peter Gabriel's So, Talk Talk's Colour...

Five modern classics Blue Note albums, really her five best, imo, released here by Blue Note in a nice, inexpensive, official set.
Blue Light Til´ Dawn
New Moon Daughter
Traveling Miles
Belly of The Sun
Glamoured

Five classic Blue Note albums, released here by Blue Note in a nice, inexpensive, official set.
Night Dreamer
The Soothsayer
Et Cetera
Adam’s Apple
Schizophrenia

Amazing price on amazing music. Although he died in penury, Erik Satie is the grandfather of many trends of late 20th century music and beyond, including ambient music and systems / minimal music.
He is rightly best known for his piano music and this is wonderfully tuneful, surprising and sometimes even mystical.
This is over 11 hours of music.

"Compiled, with John Martyn's blessing, by John Hillarby from the official John Martyn website and with sleeve notes by Record Collector's Daryl Easlea, John's landmark album from 1973 has now been digitally remastered and expanded into a 2CD set.
Disc One contains the original album, considered by many to be his best album, digitally remastered and sounding better than ever.
Disc Two contains 12 previously unreleased out-takes, 3 live tracks and the 7-inch single version of May You Never."...

"Spock's Beard are a band who are in a continual state of evolution, as is always the case with genuinely creative musicians. And their new album, 'Noise Floor', fits perfectly into this process. “We are always about evolution, not revolution. But what we have done this time is make the songs more melodic,” believes vocalist/guitarist Ted Leonard. “We still love our crazy prog, but now appreciate how important it is to grab people's attention early on.” Leonard states furthermore: “If you enjoy what we...

"In The Realm Of features a peculiar, rarely documented, and intense subgenre of improvisation endemic to the San Francisco Bay area, that might best be described as a combination of Cecil Taylor’s cell strategies plus interaction strategies quite similar to those developed by John Stevens and the SME. Another unusual feature of this recording is the guitarist Henry Kaiser here plays very electric 6-string bass.
Drummer Spirit's long career as a percussionist spans from New York to Berkeley...

"Spock's Beard are a band who are in a continual state of evolution, as is always the case with genuinely creative musicians. And their new album, 'Noise Floor', fits perfectly into this process. “We are always about evolution, not revolution. But what we have done this time is make the songs more melodic,” believes vocalist/guitarist Ted Leonard. “We still love our crazy prog, but now appreciate how important it is to grab people's attention early on.” Leonard states furthermore: “If you enjoy what we...

"The Complete Collection of studio albums from 2004 to 2013 by the masters of cinematic and melodic symphonic rock :
Adam & Eve
Paradox Hotel - parts 1 and 2
The Sum Of No Evil
Banks Of Eden
Desolation Rose
Includes three bonus discs with almost three hours of extra music."

This is a 3 drummer band with other things added in. Doesn't sound so exciting, right?
But I saw them last week and they were totally bad ass.
They did this and this is also on the album, along with some other fine works. Recommended!


THESE copies have a bent corner and we have knocked $6.00 off the price. They are not terrible, but they are not in perfect condition in terms of the cover (vinyl is 100% new and perfect)
Dan Weiss-drums, compositions
Trevor Dunn-electric bass
Ben Monder-guitars
Matt Mitchell-piano, synths
Craig Taborn-piano, Fender Rhodes, synths

This is a pretty incredible, rehearsal-intensive, 'math-jazz' release with by a tremendous line-up. Compositionally & performance-wise, i

"Founder of the Creative Music Studio and a close collaborator of Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, Gato Barbieri, Anthony Braxton and so many more, Karl Berger is a master musician and one of the pioneers of creative music. The third and final CD in his trilogy for Tzadik features fourteen tracks spanning a wide variety of moods. Karl’s gorgeous string arrangements are highlighted here in this beautiful and soulful suite of music for piano and strings."
Karl Berger: Piano
Ken Filiano: Bass...

"“Insurrection” is an intense new instrumental project featuring guitar wizards Julian Lage and Matt Hollenberg with the incredible rhythm section of Trevor Dunn and Kenny Grohowski. Inspired by some of the greatest experimental novels of the 20th century the music is incredibly varied, combining rock, funk, blues, jazz, classical and more—often in the same song! Gnarly atonal melodies, bizarre harmonies, astonishing guitar fireworks and telepathic group interaction make this one of Zorn’s most...

"Okkyung Lee’s newest project has her delving deep into her Korean roots to create an amazing long-form piece combining electronics, improvisation, composed melodies and noise with Korean traditional music. The piece unfolds like a ritual, making these disparate and unusual pairings seem totally organic and natural. Performed by an all-star international ensemble of musicians from Korea, Norway, Britain and the United States, this is one of the most compelling fusions of Korean traditional and...

The sixth album by JOTC and, well, I keep saying this about each of their releases, but they've really knocked it out of the park with this one. I don't know how to describe something like "Miracle Car Wash" as anything other than...well...miraculous.
If avant-progressive that doesn't sound like any other band playing avant-progressive is your thing, then this is absolutely your thing. Hugely recommended.

"Jack of the Clock just seem to go from strength to strength, one of the most original..

"Tauhid is a 1967 jazz album by saxophonist Pharoah Sanders. It is his first album after death of John Coltrane, with whom Sanders played from 1965 to 1967. A graduate of the mid-1960s ensembles of John Coltrane, saxophonist Pharoah Sanders has been described as "probably the best tenor player in the world" by Ornette Coleman and was a major figure in the development of free jazz.
On Tauhid, we find the master striking out on his own following the death of Coltrane in 1967 and defining his indelible...

"Jewels of Thought is an album by the American jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders. It was recorded at Plaza Sound Studios in New York City on October 20, 1969, and was released on Impulse! Records in the same year. A graduate of the mid-1960s ensembles of John Coltrane, saxophonist Pharoah Sanders has been described as "probably the best tenor player in the world" by Ornette Coleman and was a major figure in the development of free jazz. On Jewels of Thought, we find the master striking out on his own...

"Three disc set featuring live BBC recordings from Paris Theatre London 1972, and Beat Club on German TV 1970-1972. An outstanding keyboard player and composer, Vincent Crane was the founder of Atomic Rooster, one of the finest progressive rock groups of the super-charged Seventies. When he teamed up with soul singer Chris Farlowe, the mighty Rooster became even more exciting. We can enjoy the fruits their dynamic collaboration one more time, thanks to this unmissable collection of historic recordings...