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Jackie's best known for his stupendous string of Blue Note titles from the early to late 60s and rightly so. But this earlier title from 1956 features a great band and is still a fine release at a great price...

Blind Willie McTell is one of the all-time greatest blues guitarists and singers of all time and his distinctive 12-string guitar mastery and voice make for a singular listening experience. At times, it genuinely sounds like there are two guitarists...

Well, I made the Claudia Quintet joke mentally myself, so I suppose you can do so too. Having said that, it's really nice to see this released, from our friends in Estonia who run MKDK (who also released that great Phlox album a couple of years ago)...

Very good quality (for the time period) live and studio recordings that have never been released before. This is somewhere between the wild, late-period psychedelia of their 1st album and a jammy mix that is reminscent of the original Allman Brothers at..

A quite good quality (for the time period) live recording that have never been released before. This is somewhere between the wild, late-period psychedelia of their 1st album and a jammy mix that is reminscent of the original Allman Brothers at their...

Nick Millevoi electric and acoustic guitars / Jamie Saft Hammond organ and piano / Johnny DeBlase upright and electric bass / Ches Smith drums with Dan Blacksberg trombone and string arrangements / June Bender violin.

Nick is a wild and wildly great guitarist who has released a bunch of records and who I have seen play at least half a dozen times. For my money, this is far and away his best (and also his most accessible) work yet. Highly recommended.

"At the intersection of jazz and rock.

Eight great 50s works! These cover the period of 1954-1957 and include many Riverside classics: Monk, Plays the Music of Duke Ellington, Mulligan Meets Monk, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk, Monk's Music, The Unique Thelonious Monk...

"Thelonious Monk played at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1963 and created a buzz so strong he was invited back the following year. His one-hour set from 1964 is available here, featuring his quartet through the first forty minutes. Tenor saxophonist...

The complete studio recordings (there wasn't very much, despite the relatively long stay that Coltrane had with Monk) of these two giants together. Both historically significant and, more importantly, musically significant! Includes a big booklet with...

Every year a bunch of synth-fans and musicians get together and celebrate the work of Robert Moog and his invention. This has some great footage of The Mahavishnu Project, Jan Hammer backed by The Mahavishnu Project, Keith Emerson & band, Jodan Rudess...

While they last, this is $6.00 off the regular price!

Massively hyped and really extremely good psych/folk album.

"First legit reissue of this album, one of the all time classic UK folk/psych albums, even better than Simon Finn!...

This packages the Slapp Happy and Henry Cow man's two best 'rock' albums from 1978 and 1981 together in one fine package. Fans of intelligent song-format albums and (to my mind) John Cale's better works will really love these. Glad to see that the two...

This normally sells for $17.00, but we've got a special on a limited number of copies for $5.00 off the regular price. Once those copies are gone, there will be other, identical copies, but they will cost $5.00 more!...

Third album by the ex-Yes, ex-Moody Blues, ex-Refugee keyboard man. This version includes a bonus track unavailable anywhere else!

"You might have heard Relayer, by Yes, or heard Patrick's work with the Moody Blues, This disc goes way beyond...

"Singer/guitarist Steve Morgen and company (bassist Rennie Genossa, drummer Bob Maiman and rhythm guitarist Barry Stock) originally hailed from Long Island, New York. Signed by ABC's short-lived Probe subsidiary, their 1969 debut Morgen teamed them...

Here's a concept release from the great guitarist and mastermind of the Dixie Dregs, paying homage to the musicians who have influenced him as a guitarist or as a musician.

"Steve Morse tackles a fascinating project here as he plays each of...

"As evinced on his eagerly anticipated album, Morse's songwriting talents continue to evolve - as do his remarkable chops. Together with his steadfast collaborators bassist Dave LaRue and drummer Van Romaine, SMB continues to amplify the interactive...

As it says on the box "All available recorded work by Jelly Roll Morton from 1926-1930. Genuinely historic recordings of a truly breathtaking quality. Including, where possible, many alterative takes - some heard here for the first time."

"This New York-based sextet only released one album, combining The Beatles, rock, jazz and classical influences to create a haunting, lost classic. It sold poorly at the time, perhaps because its concept (it was based on the work of American poet Edwin...

A quintet of vocals, organ, guitar, bass & drums, who released this, their one & only album in 1970. This reissue includes 4 bonus tracks that were singles. While very vocally oriented there's lots of keyboard-led instrumental passages. The sound is...

The true story of a rock band playing Frank Zappa music around Europe. Life on the road for a no-budget band playing for the love of the music. Told by the band themselves through interviews and live footage featuring special guest performances by Jimmy.

"The first sparks of the Liverpool (UK) based band "The Muffin Men" was kindled with Roddie Gilliard. After listening to one of Zappa's albums in the late 60's' he was impelled to pick up his instrument. Ten year later he found himself studying at...

This is a fantastic price on a great set of what really is the best of the groups early, best known material from when they were pioneers of a cross between psychedelia and Tropicalia (a genre they helped to invent). This 1999 compilation, which is...

"Mutzie is an absolutely superb although short-lived hard-rock/psych act from Detroit, founded in the end of the 60s by great guitarist and singer Eric "Mutzie" Levenberg supported by his brothers Barry on bass and Andee on keyboards with Marc White...

"We're An American Band -- MX-80's first studio album in over a decade -- is both hilariously depressing and morosely upbeat. The ground-breaking Bay Area quartet, known for its searing guitar work -- by founder Bruce Anderson -- and deadpan commentary...

OK bargain hunters and the Canterbury curious - this is for you. This is the two National Health albums that the band somehow managed to record during their (too short) lifetime; music that directly challenged the popular and critical tastes of their...

Network includes: Scen Olafson (vocals); Steve Topping, Keith More, Tim Crowther, Ian Aitken (guitar); Jan Hammer (keyboards); Algy Ward (bass); Steve Clarke (drums).

"L.N.C." was recorded in 1996 and features a more rock oriented sound from...

Niacin is the very long lived supergroup comprising the amazing, in-the-pocket monster drummer Dennis Chambers, bass virtuoso Billy Sheehan and Hammond B-3 organist John Novello. These guys really knocked me out when I saw them a few years ago.

Niacin is the very long lived supergroup comprising the amazing, in-the-pocket monster drummer Dennis Chambers, bass virtuoso Billy Sheehan and Hammond B-3 organist John Novello. These guys really knocked me out when I saw them a few years ago.

Nice to see a new release from these guys, after a long time...

"Non Credo is the duo of Kira Vollman and Joseph Berardi. She’s a singer, he’s a drummer, but their musical palette extends well beyond the scope of their primary instruments....

Ken Nordine was one of the pioneers of jazz and spoken word and his rich voice has graced commercials (such as the classic Levi's jeans commercial "And how are things in YOUR town?"). Here he is in his 80s and he's still got it...

"Not to be confused with the British act of the same name, this Canadian quintet arose from the ashes of one of Toronto's most popular '60s bands, The Lords Of London. Their sole album originally appeared in April 1969, and features intense jamming...

I'm hardly a cinephile, but I found Peter Greenaway's films unusual and unusually odd art films of the 80s and 90s to be really great and fascinating. And, of course, Michael Nyman's wonderfully insistent, personal take on minimalism fueled all of...

Really excellent debut album from this young Seattle band playing adventurous, instrumental rock music; I'd say 'progressive rock', but they are young band and they play 'progressive' rock music, but if you think 'progressive rock' like Afuche, then...

Led by keyboardist/composer Alfred Tisocco, this also features a vocalist, flute, violins, cello, drums & percussion (by Toni Esposito). This was their first album. "For the more avant-garde of the Gibraltar readers, Opus Avantra are more avant-garde t...

Led by keyboardist/composer Alfred Tisocco, this also features vocalists, flute, guitar, violins, cello & drums. This was their second album album. "For the more avant-garde of the Gibraltar readers, Opus Avantra are more avant-garde than most. They co...

Oregon, which had its origins in the Paul Winter Consort of the 1960s, emerged in the very late 1960s and boasted four talented players who were all multi-instrumentalists: Ralph Towner (12-string guitar, classical guitar, piano, French horn), Paul...

"Palepoli begins with a pounding medieval drum, which turns out tobe the messenger of great things to come. Flute and distant children's voices appear shortly. Next the full band is faded in, playing at full power in a heavy, up tempo, folk rock parT...

Saxist Osby has been making albums with great players since the mid 80s and this one from 2002 is on Blue Note. So he's certainly not an 'unknown', but I would venture to say he's definitely a bit under-appreciated. This is a beautifully recorded...

"If you've heard about this band at all, you've probably heard that their sound incorporates various traditional Japanese instruments. This is true, but it's not immediately audible at first; instead of using them as solo instruments they tend to act...

"Whoah!!! This album is not for the faint of heart. The "Jazz rock/fusion" label just doesn't do it justice. Imagine super-fast super-complex electronic drums, dissonant honking guitar lines, dense horn arrangements, and a vocalist who sounds like an...

"Jaco Pastorious was recognized more for his innovative Bass playing than his compositional skills. When you mention his name, most people talk about his masterful technique on fretless bass and his flamboyant stage presence. "Word of Mouth Revisited" she

Released on Proper, a great UK label who do an amazing job in terms of packaging, presentation and especially in terms of sonics. This is important, basic repertoire material. A great place to hear some of his best stuff and at a amazing price...

This nicely packaged CD by band/project leader Mike Patton, is his 'pop' project (although pop music must have changed a lot since I was a kid for a cover/record like this to be considered 'pop'). It's inspired by a cult thriller movie of the same name..

Two early (1969 & 1970) proto-acid/folk releases, reissued in one set. After their first two releases on ESP, Tom Rapp and company moved to Reprise for these two.

"For my favorite pop record of all time I'll have to choose between [The Use of...

This was the first solo album by one of the two guitarists in the classical progressive group Sky and this presents similarly proggy/classical music.

This 1957 session is one of Pepper's finest early period works. Pepper was second only to Charlie Parker as a case study in just what bad boys the bad boys of bebop were and how amazing it was that they could play this fast, complex music while as...

The great altoist of the 50s and later, who spent a lot of time in the hoosecow for addiction problems (and who famously titled one of his (great) releases "Smack Up!" and yes, it is about exactly what you think it's about. This has 7 great albums from...

A good one by the best known Italian fusion band in the USA (a couple of their releases were even released in the US). All instrumental, these feature great melodies performed on guitar, saxes & electric piano/synths on top of a solid rhythm section....

A good one by the best known Italian fusion band in the USA (a couple of their releases were even released in the US). All instrumental, these feature great melodies performed on guitar, saxes & electric piano/synths on top of a solid rhythm section....