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"Avant-prog with lots of samples, loops and electronics. 10 tracks - and all fronted by the saxophones of Karsten Vogel (SECRET OYSTER), violin by Pierre Tassone, and processed guitar by Robin Taylor. Very dynamic, very atmospheric!"...

"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....

"92 album that shows Taylor in his most twisted and experimental shape. Wicked and dark electronical sounds with synths, fretless bass, tapes and diverse instruments. RIO kind of Art-Rock."

Robin Taylor: guitars, keys, bass, percussion etc....

"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...

"The 2002 debut from Robin Taylor's free impro live group. With Karsten Vogel (sax), Pierre Tassone (violin), and a strong rhythm section of young players. Taylor is mainly playing guitar, and the group uses lots of samples, loops and other electronics...

"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...

"Taylor's Free Universe recorded live in concert. With 'monster' bass player Peter Friis Nielsen (PETER BRÖTZMANN) sitting in. This rather radical album was nominated for a Danish Music Award as Best Jazz CD in 2004."...

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...

"Quite different from Taylor's earlier offerings; this time more calm, hypnotic and even ambient at times. Lots of keyboards, samples and sustained guitars."

Robin Taylor: guitars, keys, percussions etc.
Karsten Vogel: saxophones...

"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...

"CD re-issue of the one and only album by this early '70's Florida outfit. Great album with excellent guitar jams. Long tracks, and the right heavy psych vibe. The material ranges from '60s flower power to roadhouse psychedelia and has a decidedly West...

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...

"Recorded at the end of 1971, this was the last album by this legendary Peruvian band. Compared to their previous recordings, the Latin and Andean folk influences were much stronger here and the lyrics were more politicized, painting a picture of the...

"Recorded in 1970, this features eight tracks of highly original material, full of “all out” improvised solos—some people call this their finest album. By this point, Traffic Sound had a strong, mature sound, unique in its mixture of psychedelic rock...

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...

A very special price on Trower's latest album. I saw Trower about two years ago and he really is one of the last of the old-style guitar gods. Gods don't always have to show off their powers and that's very true on this release. It's a relatively laid...

"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...

"Recorded in London under an assumed name by legendary session musicians including Alan Parker, Roger Coulam, Herbie Flowers and Clem Cattini, and released with different artwork in Germany and Spain in 1970, before creeping out in the UK the following...

While they last, this is $9.00 off the regular price.

Interesting French jazz release beyond the fact that the playing is really good and strong. The band consists of Gilles Wolf on tenor sax, James MacGaw on double bass and Daniel Jeand'heur on...

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.

An amazing price on this 14 track/14 artist anthology of women guitarists. Definitely a good number of names that guitar fans have heard of: Wu Man, Sharon Isbin, Patty Larkin, Memphis Minnie, Mimi Fox, Kaki King, Ellen McIlwaine, Badi Assad, Alex...

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..

Great price on this 3 CD box of just marvelous blues performances by some of the greatest names who were still alive and kicking at the time they were recorded; it doesn't get much better than Misssissippi John Hurt, Son House, Skip James, Muddy Waters...

"A lot more interesting than the first volume. From the odd spoken word pieces by Ken Nordine and Del Close, to the creepy Christian puppetry of Marcy and the odd transfiguration of nursery rhymes into a horror soundtrack on Les Baxter's "Terror" it...

While they last, this is $6.00 (1/3rd off) the usual price!

This is a collection of interpretations of songs by various Italian artists of works by Stormy Six. There is almost no information about this album on the web and what little there is...

Fine compilation (with a sprinkling of previously unreleased material as well) from the Vanguard catalog of 1960s and 1950s recordings. The set is divided into 3 sets: "Folk Blues", "Delta & Country Blues" and "Urban Blues". Some (not all, but a good...

2nd and best of 2 albums by this very good, DC based jazz/rock band, who use saxes, trumpet, guitar, bass & drums. The saxist is Mark Gilbert, formerly of Chainsaw Jazz. Influenced by post-1970 electric Miles, AACM & the harmolodic school, at their bes...

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 fun, proto-rock 'n' roll/rhythm & blues, basic repertoire material.

"Great compilation of 40's big band...

"Violeta de Outono´s seventh studio album, "Volume 7" brings a totally renewed sound, featuring Hammond Organ and analog timbres. Recorded live in the studio, this album introduces new members Fernando Cardoso (keyboards) and Gabriel Costa (bass) along...

Doc Watson with just an acoustic guitar and his voice, captured very early in his career in 1962-63. This is great American roots music, pure and simple.

"In recent years Doc Watson, whose contributions to American roots music have few equals...

Mike Westbrook electric piano/harmonica
George Khan tenor saxophone/electric saxophone/flute
Gary Boyle guitar
Alan Jackson drums/alto saxophone
Butch Potter bass guitar/pogo stick/flute

For more than 50 years, Mike Westbrook has been composing and releasing albums of his unique take on 'jazz'. An exemplary and distinctive composer, he is one of the true pillars of what we consider the 'Brit-jazz' sound and he is still going strong and releasing good work!
He was also one o

A great album available for $10.00 (over 40%) off the usual price, while these copies last!

Originally released 20 years ago and then immediately deleted, I've had this for years and am very happy to be able to offer it. Recorded live directly...

When I went to London in 1977, I saw the Mike Westbrook Brass Band play on the street and they were amazing. I came back from that trip a huge fan and tried to find as much as I could by this great British composer and musician - one of the original...

Since the mid 1970s or so, this great English composer and big band jazz leader has been working with smaller groups and performing a mix between jazz and theatre (sometimes dubbed 'jazz cabaret')...

Led by Ryan Miller (guitar and keyboards) and joined by Michael Dillon - drums and Rick Fitts - bass and based out of Portland Oregon. They are a young, modern, avant/psych/brutal-prog-type ensemble who have toured with groups like Behold the Arctopus...

Excellent new instrumental fusion release on F.E.S./Laser's Edge. On this live album, Woodenhead combine their usual quartet lineup of keyboards, guitar, bass and drums with a very special addition: The Trombones From Hell, a 3-piece trombone section w...

This is a 20' CDEP which Robert recorded at home on 4 track in 1992. Keyboards, percussion, vocals, etc. Obviously not a 'major' work, but a very personal and also completely enjoyable minor one that fans will treasure.

While they last, this is 1/3rd off the regular price.

Famous, unreleased radio experiment that showed Robert working in the studio and creating. Not a major work by any means - it's a artist playing with the canvas and thinking and creating....