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Semi-legendary Peruvian hard rock album from 1972, who released this one album and then dissapeared into the mists of time. Vocals, dual guitars, bass and drums, at times this almost presages the sound of stoner rock by 30 years. A lot of this is really..

"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...

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...

"2009 release showing much of a new line-up: Carsten Sindvald on saxes, Flemming Muus on bass, and Klaus Thrane on drums. Still with Michael Denner on guitar, and Taylor himself on keyboards and guitar. Progressive jazz-rock with a symphonic twist."...

"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...

"Excellent 2007 release from one of Robin Taylor's many interesting projects, Taylor's Universe. Taylor is heard on bass, guitars, various keyboards and percussions, and around him we find a band concisting of Karsten Vogel on saxophones, Rasmus Grosell..

"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 ...

"The vast majority of musicians perform through a crafted persona. Very few entertainers are genuine enough to be the same person both on and off stage. Johnny Cash was such a music maker and another was Ali Farka Toure. As Marc Huraux's film shows...

"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...

Originally released on John Peel's hippie label endeavor, Mushroom Records, in 1970, this is a straight release of Indian classical music at a great price.

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 record actually won a Grammy, which it deserved. That's saying something!

"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..

Great 1979 session from McCoy and I believe that this was his final on Milestone. Features a 'medium sized' band with great contributions from the all-star band (see below). This version includes a previously unissued alternative take of the fantastic...

"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...

This is the latest release by a band who has long been involved in the jam band scene, but who are crossing over into the progressive rock world in a major way with this release and with their headlining appearance at NEARFest 2011. This is very, very...

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...

Fantastic heaping helping of Texas blues and R'n'B from 1947-1954. This is over four hours of music and 103 tracks! Great vocals, guitar and horn-section work over the boogie beat!

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...

Great price on this nearly 2 hour set featuring tracks from many of the bands who played at Progfest '97 in San Francisco. This includes the John Wetton Band (doing two U.K. songs), Le Orme (doing Felona e Serona!), Arena, The Flower Kings, Spock's...

"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...

Out of print for years and at a great price!

Their 2nd release & final release.

"Originally released in 1984, Video Aventures was the brain-child of Dominique Grimaud and Monique Alba. After releasing an EP, Musiques Pour Garcons et....

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...