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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....

A good 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. If I ...

A good one by the best known Italian fusion band in the USA (a couple of their releases were even released in the US). This one might be my favorite overall. In addition to the group, they invite percussion Toni Esposito (another fine, solid jazz-rockers)

This is all four of the early electronic albums (The In Sound From Way Out, Spotlight on the Moog, The Amazing New Electronic Pop Sound, Moog Indigo) by Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley or Perrey on his own, originally released in 1966-1970...

These two were pioneers in terms of introducing electronic music to a wider audience in the mid 60s, using early electronic instruments and synthesis in commercials and etc. Their music is extremely dated now, but also extremely charmingly so...

The fourth and latest release by this American singer (and here singer/songwriter) who channels Americana / classic standards, and most surprisingly for such a young woman, bears a remarkable vocal resemblance to Billie Holliday while still obviously...

Anthony Phillips was the original guitarist with Genesis and he was also an important part of the band in terms of their compositions in the early days (up to Trespass).

"This is Anthony Phillips' first solo piano album (he made a second one a...

"Volume Seven in the Private Parts and Pieces series is entitled Slow Waves Soft Stars and was originally released in 1987. Volume Eight in the series is titled New England and was the first of the Private parts and Pieces albums was released in 1992."

Anthony Phillips was the original guitarist with Genesis and he was also an important part of the band in terms of their compositions in the early days (up to Trespass).

"This is an extremely underrated album from soft music master Ant...

"I have loved this album since it was first released - of course I bought it because I am a Genesis fan. But this is something different - softer, more sensual. This album moves from symphonic prog to pop and I love it all. My favorite? A close call....

"Digitally remastered two CD set containing a pair of albums from former Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips alongside Harry Williamson (Mother Gong). Gypsy Suite was originally released in 1995 and is a collaboration between Anthony and Harry...

Third, final and best album by this Washington DC-based mathrock band from the 90s. DC has never been a big mathrock or brutal-prog town (too bad, but that's the way it is - you want agressive, complex music, head 40 miles north to Baltimore!), but...

Here's what I know about this group. Polar Bear are a young UK jazz group who are associated with the scene that Led Bib are also involved with. PB's sound is much different than Led Bib's and also not as consistantly 'out' as Bib, although they do...

Nic Potter was the original bassist of Van der Graaf Generator and he has worked with Hammill a bit on and off since he left during the recording of H to HE, when he left because the music was creepy (or something like that). This is Potter's first...

Wonderful, warm Brazilian music for acoustic guitar, joined by double bass, drums and percussion. Although not released until the mid 90s, this was recorded during a prime period, on May 12, 1974 in Paris.

"December 1996 brought a surprise...

"The great Brazilian guitarist and composer Baden Powell died in 2000 at the age of 63, and this collection is a tribute to his masterful talents. The wide range of selections, going back as far as 1960, shows the many musical interests of the...

One of the great and the greatly tragic figures of jazz, Bud Powell was to the piano what Charlie Parker was to the saxophone and he remains hugely influential to this day. This has all his Blue Note classics and more! You get: Bud Powell Trio...

"Perhaps the most legendary of all Japanese rock musicians, Shinki Chen is Japan's most celebrated guitarist. Before going on to form Food Brain, Speed, Glue & Shinki et al, Shinki worked with vocalist Eiji Takamura, who took the stage name 'Chibo'...

"A short-lived Mexican group, Praxis featured drummer Héctor Rosas, bassist Bernado Anaya, future Iconoclasta guitarist Héctor Hernández and Iconoclasta's musical mastermind Ricardo Moreno on keyboards. Their only album La Eternidad De Lo Etímero (or...

P.F.M.'s fifth album from 1975 is a fine album, although it is a little late in the band's life to be considered one of their greatest greats (you'll have to look at the first three for that, imo). It's the last with their great original flautist/...

Other than the title, which was released as "Cook" in the USA, the Italian & US versions of this 1974 live album are identical. Since this was recorded in the USA AND Canada, maybe they should have left it with the name Cook! Anyway, it's a very fine w...

If you don't own this album, this is definitely one of the greatest Italian progressive/symphonic efforts of all time. Their second release and my favorite of theirs.

The first PFM album released in the USA, this is a remixed version of their greatest work, Per Un Amico, with English lyrics by Peter Sinfield. While nothing can touch Per Un Amico, many folks want this because it was the first way they heard PFM. So h...

P.F.M.'s brilliant first album from '71. If you don't own this album, this is one of the great Italian progressive/symphonic efforts of all time (beaten only by their 2nd!)

"On their first album of new material since 1991, The Well's on Fire is a return to form for Procol Harum. The band has shed most of the production gloss that dated The Prodigal Stranger and gets back to a beefier rock-based sound, resulting in their...

Over 2 hours of music + extras including a interactive interview with Gary Brooker, alternative camera angles and more. "British rock legends Procol Harum are captured here at their finest in concert at London's Union Chapel. The band perform tracks fr...

This is, essentially, Pip's only solo album, as all the other albums under his name were basically bands or collaborative projects. So, this was his show and he did somethings that people weren't expecting. If you knew Pip and his humor, you won't find...

While they last, this is $7.00 off the regular price!

Written by Gilbert Artman (Lard Free, Urban Sax), Quad Sax is a miniature distillation of the ideas of Urban Sax; 4 saxophones playingspacey, hocket- riddled music with some percussives...

"Legendary Japanese rock outfit Les Rallizes Denudés were formed in 1967 and incredibly, for a group that had only one official release (Oz Days Live, a double vinyl compilation release in 1973), played their last gig almost 30 years later in October...

"The best-known studio recordings by Les Rallizes Dénudés is the legendary Mars Studio sessions from 1980. The tracks were laid down during the tenure in the group of guitarist Fujio Yamaguchi. Yamaguchi is one of the more notorious figures in the...

First album by a UK proto-progressive outfit that was released in the fall of 1970. Their second album, Time Is, is a minor classic and this isn't as good, but if you want more by them and you dig that 1970 exploratory vibe...

Exact miniature replica of the LP, limited edition 1,500 copies. This 1968 album is about as far out as music got in the rock world at that time other than a very few other, more famous examples, so it's worth hearing for that reason alone. But beyond...

Decent, listenable, but still very bootleg-quality live recording by this short-lived classical rock trio. If you know and love them, this is worth your nickel, especially as the band plays well and it includes some unreleased material, a good essay...

First album in almost 2 decades from this Polish avant band. "Reportaz - established 1982 in Poznan, Poland by Andrzej Karpinski and Piotr Lakomy. The name and idea came from Karpinski who created most of the music and lyrics. The group has emerged fro...

This is a very good price on the limited edition, hard-bound book edition of this 2006 release by The Residents that includes a larger booklet than comes with the jewel box edition. Pretty wild and disturbing imagery and concept; the parental advisory...

"Making contemporary progressive rock, using the instruments and sounds of the golden era in progressive music, was the main idea behind the Retroheads concept. It started out as one mans dream about a band that could tribute the free spirits of the...

"Now here's a tribute album with a twist... Riley & Co. play the music of Thelonious Monk in a pianoless septet. Instead of having a pianist do a second rate Monk imitation, 4 horns and a guitar are used to reproduce Monk's inimitable piano voicings...

Third solo album by the instrumental force behind Mars Volta, this is the most 'band-sounding' solo album he's done so far, with most of Mars Volta appearing on it somewhere....

AKA 'two high guys making some noise.'
"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...

This 1956 release finds Sonny with a great band, including my perennial favorite under acknowledged trumpeter Kenny Dorham plus pianist Wade Legge, bassist George Morrow and always excellent drummer Max Roach. This features a 27' medley of Charlie...

"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....

Remastered, HDCD edition of this classic 1974 slice of art rock with all lyrics included at a very tasty price. This is the one with the famous 'two semi-clad, mean looking girls with too much lipstick' cover. It also has "Out of the Blue", one of thei...

Remastered, HDCD edition of this classic 1973 slice of art rock with all lyrics included. Did you know that if you look up 'early 70's art rock' in the dictionary, there is a picture of this album, along with Eno in his feathers? Last one for Eno, as...

Remastered, HDCD edition of this classic 1975 slice of art rock with all lyrics included at a very tasty price. Sadly, years of touring had done them in just as they had their one and only US hit. And isn't that (ex) Mrs. Ferry, soon to be (ex) Mrs. Mi...

Led by bassist Jorge Lopez Ruiz, this 1972 session shows the influence that the jazz/rock and electric jazz had throughout the jazz world. This formerly quite rare (and soon to be rare again, as it is out of print) album has Argentinian musicians, far...

"As Todd Rundgren reveals in his surprisingly thorough liner notes, Sanctuary's 2005 release The Best of Todd Rundgren Live isn't a proper live album. Instead, it's a collection of highlights from shows Rundgren has performed throughout the years...