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"The self-titled collaborative album between Omar Rordriguez Lopez (of The Mars Volta) and his late band mate, Jeremy Michael Ward, will come as something of a departure for fans of Rodriguez Lopez's vast...

"Now in his mid-70s, Sonny Rollins plays with undiminished passion on this, his first new studio recordings in five years. Sonny, Please also marks a turning point in Rollins's life: his wife died in 2004, and he soon thereafter departed Milestone...

While they last, this is $6.00 off the usual price. And it's a great album.

I've been following the work and albums of composer and pianist Michele Rosewoman for 20 years, ever since hearing her album "Quintessence" and it blowing me away....

Great price on a appealing trio set performed on violin (Ric Sanders, known for his long tenure in Fairport Convention as well as for his short but tasty tenure in Soft Machine), guitar (Vo Fletcher) and percussion (Michael Gregory). This has a wide...

"This slice of classic Californian acid sunshine pop, originally recorded in 1969, is finally available on CD again."

"A surprisingly good CA-sounding melodic harmony psych trip, instantly likeable and strong enough to hold your attention for...

Great price on this very hard to find DVD (and when you can find it, it goes for $30.00 and up!) This features Archie Shepp, saxophone, Siegfried Kessler, piano, Cameron Brown, bass, Clifford Jarvis, drums. This was recorded at the Teatro Alfieri...

"SHOW-YEN is a Japanese band led by guitarist-composer Yasuhiro NISHIO, that has existed as an instrumental trio since 1998. Its other members are bassist Hiroaki FUJII and drummer Masanobu TONOMURA. Their eponymous concept-album (2003) is actually...

This is the very surprising 1997 regrouping (after their last recordings together - a single - almost 20 years before) of the original trio of Peter Blegvad, Anthony Moore and Dagmar Krause.

Great, clever lyrics combine with catchy, more-than...

While they last, this is $8.00 off the original price! Third release by this interesting group who combine modern classical with rock and post-rock.Third release by this interesting group who combine modern classical with rock and post-rock. Funnily...

"Recorded in Los Angeles over four months in 1970, this double album is one of the most personal and involving statements to have emerged from California's psychedelic underground. Backed by a fine band including Daryl Dragon (later to find fame as...

Very interesting, but really, really poor sonic quality release by the Ayers/Ratlege/Wyatt trio featuring five tracks from the Concertebouw 12/10/67, one wild organ solo from the month before and the entire show from Col Ballroom in Davenport Iowa from...

Special while they last! This is $6.00 off the usual price! Toti is a Spanish guitarist who was fronting the experimental early 70’s group OM (band which actually accompanied Pau Riba on his legendary Dioptria album). After OM, he released some solo...

TONS of extras on this(see below). IMPORTANT: These are cut-out copies and all copies are cut. Some are heavily notched and some are notched more 'lightly', but all are definitely marked. Even so, this is a great price on a great set.

Fourth album by this Quebecois rock/fusion outfit who knocked a lot of folks' socks off at Nearfest 2002. Led by monster bassist Antoine Fafard, this is a bit heavier than their earliest works, as the band have essentially turned into a power trio of...

"Recorded live in 2006 at the Crescendo Festival in France, this new Spaced Out Enhanced CD contains their memorable first concert in Europe during the Unstable Matter Tour in 2006. With 4 Studio albums, one live DVD, this new Live CD is a great way to...

Quebecois rock/fusion outfit who knocked a lot of folks' socks off at Nearfest 2002. Led by monster bassist Antoine Fafard, this is a bit heavier than their last works, as the band have essentially turned into a power trio of guitar/bass/drums with a c...

Spaced Out is a powerful prog-fusion band from Montreal. Formed in '98 by bassist Antoine Fafard,the group draws influences from Steve Vai, Allan Holdsworth and Bruford, but manage to craft their own unique sound in the end. This album could be the sou...

Classic Australian 70's psych!
"Jeff St John, stalwart of the Australian '70s psych scene, lent his name to two previous bands (Jeff St John and Id and Jeff St John and Yama) before releasing Joint Effort as Jeff St John and Copperwine...

While they last, this is 45% off the regular price!

"Mario Schifano was a leading Italian pop artist, and a friend of The Rolling Stones and other prominent 1960s countercultural figures. Inspired by Andy Warhol's association with The Velvet...

"The Story is a duo comprising Martin Welham (leader of acid folk legends Forest) and his multi-instrumentalist son Tom. Having honed their melodic brand of psych-tinged acoustic pop for several years, they have at last prepared a full-length...

Great price on this title, which is a rare BBC live recording from later 1977, when the band were at the pinnacle of their mid-70s progressive rock sound that was still informed by the British folk of their original roots. Live in America? No. Really good

"A fantastic selection of some of the greatest Sufi singers of India. Styles range from traditional with harmonium, tabla and mrdanga (Abida Parveen, Wadali Brothers), to modern renditions of these ancient and beautiful songs presented by a younger...

"This superb blend of psychedelia, rural rock and acid-tinged folk was recorded in New York in 1969. The band had come together in Ohio earlier in the decade, rising from the ashes of bands named the Infinite Doorknob and Headstone Circus. Sugar Creek...

"When the Beatles/Stones/Moodys threw down their Magical/Majesties/Lost Chord gauntlet and topped the charts; garage bands everywhere scrambled and struggled with the new sounds. One such band to admirably answer the call was Summerhill. This cd...

"Synergy shows great creativity and inventive with Games; this album represents the acoustic and aesthetic transition of 70's - 80's electronic music, as well as the first applications of digital synthesizing. Some tracks are somehow catchy (like Delta...

"As a fan of Larry Fast from his "Sequencer" album, I was even more delighted to hear this album. His arrangements are expanded beyond the mere emulation of symphony orchestration through the use of analog and digital synthesis, which offers seemingly...

"There's a lot that's great and some not so great on this compilation. Great as in all the "Delta" titles, the Strausslike waltz "To the Edge and Back" (a rarity not on the regular albums), "Launch At Dawn" (another rarity) and "Metropolitan Theme"....

This was filmed in the USA when the band toured in support of their Rockoon album.

"First time I've ever seen this concert DVD.Not great,but fairly good. Show was taped on October 25,1992 at the Paramount Center in New York. Plenty of beautiful..

"Robin Taylor's '08 ofshoot is his first attempt ever to record an album full of songs (sung by two female vocalists). Among the fine players we find guitarist Michael Denner and drummer Bjarne Holm (both of MERCYFUL FATE fame), bassist Flemming Muus....

"Taylor's 2006 release is an Art Rock album, that blends Kraut with avant-garde. Very atmospheric, repetitive and - not at least - humorous. A great variety of toy- and 'professional' keyboards go hand in hand with Karsten Vogel's saxophones, together...

"Adventurous and highly experimental avant-prog from Denmark. With Karsten Vogel (BURNIN RED IVANHOE, SECRET OYSTER) on saxes, and Hugh Steinmetz on trumpet - backed by other fine players and lots of electronics."..

"2003 release, and again, this is complex and improvised sounding avant-garde Art Rock style - with keyboards, samples and twisted acid guitars. Very moody - very dark - very ambient - very November ..."

"November is an adventurous disc from...

"2004 album by Danish composer and multi-instrumentalist Robin Taylor and long-time mate Karsten Vogel. A 7-tracker that contains progressive jazz/avant-garde music, filled with beauty. A coherent and impressive album that shows what progressive rock...

Another classic Taylor's Universe album. Trumpeter Hugh Steinmetz plays a key role in this landscape of rock, avant-garde and ambience. Beyond the limits of imagination. 9 tracks of desert soundscapes with lots of effected guitar and trumpet...

"Two 3-inch mini CDs in cardboard sleeves paired together (total playing approx. 45 minutes). One containing three tracks recorded in '10 by Taylor - with Jakob Mygind and Carsten Sindvald on saxes, and Klaus Thrane on drums. The other contains two...

Danny Thompson is a brilliant double bassist. He started in the jazz world and remains a superb jazzer, but he is best known for his work with progressive folk acts like Pentangle and Richard Thompson, among many others. This combines the best of two...

One of the founding members of Japan's Fluxus Movement and an early associate of Yoko Ono, 75 year-old New York resident Yasunao Tone has been composing experimental sound pieces since the early 1960s. A pioneer in the use of prepared CDs, Tone first ...

"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...

Baptiste is a rising star of the French jazz scene and has had a few albums also released internationally. He's a great pianist with some superficial similarities to Keith Jarrett (although I don't think he yells at the audience), but he's definitely...

"This is a just a great album to listen to. Weird and wonderful music, executed with joy and precision. There's a lot of power in this music, but it's delivered with such frivolous confidence that you barely notice there's a giant in the room. And as...

"This cd is a showcase for the younger McCoy Tyner's compositional and improvisational styles. It captures this master musician at a crossroads between the harder core modal music that he had been recording with John Coltrane a few years earlier and...

One of my very favorite compilations these days is this circa 1946-1951 collection of be-boppers, proto r'n'b rave-ups, big hornmen and jump swing. This is a fine, fine collection that highlights the great music that Central Avenue in Los Angeles...

"Finally gathered in one place, here are all five volumes of this groundbreaking series of British psych and freakbeat compilations, in a numbered, limited edition. Boasting no fewer than 82 classic tracks, the set spans established classics by...

Great, wide-ranging collection of music from Cuba. This casts a huge net across what we think of as Cuban or Latin music, some of it being what you would expect and much of it being hugely suprising.

"Part of Luaka Bop's Cuba Classics series...

Fantastic heaping helping of blues from Motor City, 1938-1954, Detroit wasn't as famous of a blues town as you might expect from all the talent there and this collection gives you the very best from that city during the time period.

If you love/follow jazz of the 40s, you eventually end up here, if you didn't start here: with an appreciation and understanding of how the Hispanic (mostly Cuban, but others as well) residents of NYC mixed with the emerging boppers in the 40s and came...

Very limited stock of this title at 45% off the usual price!
"Honest Jon's has prepared a series drawing on some of the earliest recordings in the EMI Hayes Archive -- recovered from more than 150,000 78s -- staggering music from Iraq, Turkey...

"Virtuoso musicianship? Complex keyboards? Wild guitar? Shifting time signatures? Bizarre lyrics? All are present and correct on this scorching new collection of British prog rarities, culled from 16 of the most collectible albums in the genre...

Honest Jon's Records presents a tribute album to UK folksinger Lal Waterson, with tracks specially commissioned for this release. Lal Waterson was a member of The Watersons, a key 1960s precursor of Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span. Migrating Bird...

Uncle Steve is once more trying to expand the horizons of some of his little charges... This is an excellent 14 track album of traditional music from Latvia, from the former Soviet Union. "The songs collected here, played on traditional zither, bagpipes..