Chet Baker & Paul Bley - Diane (1985) {SteepleChase SCCD-31207}

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Chet Baker & Paul Bley - Diane (1985) {SteepleChase SCCD-31207}

Chet Baker & Paul Bley - Diane (1985) {SteepleChase SCCD-31207}
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© 1985 SteepleChase | SCCD-31207
Jazz / Cool / Post Bop / Trumpet / Piano

Chet Baker recorded at every opportunity during the last decade or so of his tragic life, with widely varying results due to his drug addiction. But this surprising duo session with pianist Paul Bley is one of his better efforts from this period, focusing primarily on standard ballads by top composers. Bley's playing in the mid-'80s usually was freer in nature, but he willingly plays more mainstream backing for the trumpeter.

Elvin Jones - Live At The Lighthouse Vol.2 (1972) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50537}

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Elvin Jones - Live At The Lighthouse Vol.2 (1972) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50537}

Elvin Jones - Live At The Lighthouse Vol.2 (1972) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50537}
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© 1972, 2013 Blue Note / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50537
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Drums

Easily the most hard-hitting of Blue Note's 2LP Lighthouse Live series from the early 70s – and a record that really lets Elvin Jones and his group stretch out and play! The setting is a perfect one for Jones – given the boundless energy already present on his studio sessions for Blue Note at the time – really fierce work that goes beyond even his classic Coltrane performances – pushing the limits in a sweet blend of rhythm and reeds! The group here is Elvin's razor-edge combo from the early 70s – the one that features Gene Perla on fat funky bass, and both Steve Grossman and Dave Liebman playing choppy reeds along with the grooves – really amazing hornmen at this point in their career, blowing here with interplay that's simply fantastic!

Various Artists - The Music Never Stopped: Roots of the Grateful Dead (1995) {Shanachie 6014}

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Various Artists - The Music Never Stopped: Roots of the Grateful Dead (1995) {Shanachie 6014}

Various Artists - The Music Never Stopped: Roots of the Grateful Dead (1995) {Shanachie 6014}
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© 1995 Shanachie Ent. / Grateful Dead Records | Shanachie 6014
Country Rock / Folk Rock / Rock & Roll / Blues / Country Early R&B / Folk / String Bands

An interesting concept: a compilation of the original versions of 17 songs frequently covered by The Grateful Dead in concert. Thoughtfully assembled, it showcases several aspects of their eclectic roots, encompassing jug band folk, country & western, Appalachian mountain music, country blues, '50s Chicago electric blues, R&B, Dylan, Guthrie, Holly, Berry, and more. Some of the recordings are very famous (Dylan's "It's All over Now, Baby Blue," Holly's "Not Fade Away"); others are downright obscure (Obray Ramsey's "Rain and Snow," the rare original version of "Morning Dew" by little-known Canadian folkie Bonnie Dobson).

Yusef Lateef, Adam Rudolph, Go: Organic Orchestra - In the Garden (2003) {Meta Digital Download, Bandcamp 16-44.1 rel 2018}

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Yusef Lateef, Adam Rudolph, Go: Organic Orchestra - In the Garden (2003) {Meta Digital Download, Bandcamp 16-44.1 rel 2018}

Yusef Lateef, Adam Rudolph, Go: Organic Orchestra - In the Garden (2003) {Meta Digital Download, Bandcamp 16-44.1 rel 2018}
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© 2003, 2018 Meta Records | YAL 008
Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Creative Music / Experimental / Percussion

For this, the third concert recording of Go: Organic Orchestra, artistic director Adam Rudolph has reunited with longtime collaborator and mentor Yusef Lateef. Rudolph conducts the orchestra in an improvisational process, utilizing themes and cues he and Lateef have composed. From these compositional modules, Rudolph spontaneously constructs the sonic environments with which the soloists interact.

Willie Nelson - It Will Come To Pass: The Metaphysical Worlds And Poetic Introspections Of... (2014) {OMNI-179 rec 1965-1971}

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Willie Nelson - It Will Come To Pass: The Metaphysical Worlds And Poetic Introspections Of... (2014) {OMNI-179 rec 1965-1971}

Willie Nelson - It Will Come To Pass: The Metaphysical Worlds And Poetic Introspections Of… (2014) {OMNI-179 rec 1965-1971}
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© 1965-71, 2014 RCA / Omni Recording Corporation | OMNI - 179
Country / Country-Pop / Outlaw Country / Progressive Country / Traditional Country

Every word of the winding title It Will Come to Pass: The Metaphysical Worlds and Poetic Introspections of Willie Nelson indicates that this 2014 Omni compilation is no standard Willie Nelson collection. As is its wont, Omni specializes in the Nashville netherworld that exists somewhere between Tennessee and Hollywood, a place Willie explored quite often in the '60s. Often when his story is told, it's implied there was no room for Nelson in Nashville during the '60s because he was too much of a rough outlaw, but this collection, drawn entirely from records he cut for RCA during that decade, plus a cut or two from the early '70s, illustrates how Willie didn't fit in because he'd descend into spooky, jazzy grooves or strum a 12-string just as often as he'd haul out the western swing.

Gyan Riley - Stream Of Gratitude (2011) {Tzadik TZ 8078}

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Gyan Riley - Stream Of Gratitude (2011) {Tzadik TZ 8078}

Gyan Riley - Stream Of Gratitude (2011) {Tzadik TZ 8078}
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© 2011 Tzadik | TZ 8078 | Tzadik Composer Series
Classical / Modern Classical / Avant-Garde / Chamber Music / Guitar

Gyan Riley is a virtuoso guitarist and composer from Northern California who has performed both as a soloist and in ensemble with various artists such as Zakir Hussain, Michael Manring, Dawn Upshaw, the San Francisco Symphony, the Falla Guitar Trio, the World Guitar Ensemble and composer/pianist/vocalist Terry Riley. For his first Tzadik release he presents an astounding recital of original works that draw upon and expand the rich legacy of classical music for solo guitar. Modern Etudes and more from this remarkable composer/guitarist now living in Brooklyn!

Culture - Culture On The Front Line: The Virgin Front Line Albums (2015) {2CD Set Caroline-Virgin 5358458 rec 1978-1979}

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Culture - Culture On The Front Line: The Virgin Front Line Albums (2015) {2CD Set Caroline-Virgin 5358458 rec 1978-1979}

Culture - Culture On The Front Line: The Virgin Front Line Albums (2015) {2CD Set Caroline-Virgin 5358458 rec 1978-1979}
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© 1978-79, 2015 Island / Caroline / Virgin Records | 5358458
Reggae / Roots Reggae

Shortly after being formed by Joseph Hill Kenneth Paley and Albert Walker in the mid-seventies, Culture joined the roster of Kingston-based producer, Joe Gibbs for whom they recorded a stream of Roots classics, including the 1977 breakthrough hit, 'Two Sevens Clash'. The following year, the group signed with Sonia Pottinger, who between 1978 and 1979 provided Richard Branson's recently launched Virgin Front Line imprint with four of sublime long players: 'Harder Than The Rest', 'Cumbolo', 'International Herb' and 'Black Rose'. Widely acclaimed upon their release, the first three of these albums soon became regarded as Roots classics. Now, after over 35 years, this long-lost masterpiece finally sees its long-overdue release on this essential 2CD collection, which also features the legendary trio's three other Front Line LPs, so highlighting Culture's complete recorded works for Virgin's esteemed label.

Robert Schumann - Symphonies Nos. 1 'Spring' & 4 - Chicago SO, Daniel Barenboim (2015) {Deutsche Grammophon 4788917 rec 1977}

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Robert Schumann - Symphonies Nos. 1 'Spring' & 4 - Chicago SO, Daniel Barenboim (2015) {Deutsche Grammophon 4788917 rec 1977}

Robert Schumann - Symphonies Nos. 1 'Spring' & 4 - Chicago SO, Daniel Barenboim (2015) {Deutsche Grammophon 4788917 rec 1977}
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© 1977, 2015 Deutsche Grammophon | 478 8917 | Virtuoso Series
Classical / Romantic / Symphony

Barenboim has many of the attributes of a major Schumann conductor. [He] gives ample reign to the tremendous high spirits of this Spring symphony. This is outstanding Schumann playing by any standards. -Gramophone

Tubby Hayes - Jazz Genius: The Flamingo Era (2010) {3CD Set Fantastic Voyage FVTD050 rec 1956-1961}

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Tubby Hayes - Jazz Genius: The Flamingo Era (2010) {3CD Set Fantastic Voyage FVTD050 rec 1956-1961}

Tubby Hayes - Jazz Genius: The Flamingo Era (2010) {3CD Set Fantastic Voyage FVTD050 rec 1956-1961}
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© 1956-61, 2010 Fantastic Voyage / Future Noise Music | FVTD050
Jazz / Bebop / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Released in 2010, Jazz Genius: The Flamingo Era is the ideal sequel to Proper's Little Giant, which examined saxophonist Tubby Hayes' recording activity as sideman and leader during the years 1954-1956. Jazz Genius follows his progress from 1956 through 1961, an exciting period during which he enlarged upon the Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie/James Moody influences by continuing to absorb what was in the air while tapping into his own intuitive gifts, branching out from tenor and baritone saxes to demonstrate a developing facility on both vibraphone and flute. Drawn from six different albums, these 41 selections were originally recorded for the Ember label which was operated by Jeff Kruger, owner of the Flamingo Club in Soho.

Woo - It's Cosy Inside (1989) {Independent Project Records IP CD 28}

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Woo - It's Cosy Inside (1989) {Independent Project Records IP CD 28}

Woo - It's Cosy Inside (1989) {Independent Project Records IP CD 28}
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© 1989 Independent Project Records | IP CD 28
Rock / Experimental / Avant-Garde / Electronic / Alternative Rock / Ambient Jazz / Indie Rock

A weird, wonderful album from two English brothers, Mark and Clive Ives, who dabble in electronically treated acoustic instruments to make their pleasant Eno-esque soundscapes. On "Upside Down" a bubbling rhythm supports echoing slide guitar; on "Marion" watery acoustic guitars play over a relaxed, submerged drum machine; on "No More Telly" a propulsive beat drives quickly amidst a mysterious bassline and a guitar so treated that it distorts and tops out. The Ives brothers' talent lies in making their clarinets, violins, and guitars sound electronic, while conversely making the programmed elements sound earthy and homegrown. Despite being released in 1990, the sound of the record is lo-fi, more akin to the warmth of Eno's Music for Films, but unlike it enough to be without much comparison in the world of music in general. Highly recommended.

Herbie Hancock - Secrets (1976) {Columbia CK 34280 rel 1990}

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Herbie Hancock - Secrets (1976) {Columbia CK 34280 rel 1990}

Herbie Hancock - Secrets (1976) {Columbia CK 34280 rel 2007}
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© 1976, 1990 Columbia / Sony Music | CK 34280
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Fusion / Post Bop / Piano

Having long since established his funk credentials, Herbie Hancock continues the direction of Head Hunters and its U.S. successors here, welding himself to the groove on electric keyboards while Bennie Maupin again shines sardonic beams of light on a variety of reeds. In "Doin' It," the most successful track, Hancock makes a more overt bid for the dancefloor, for the tune is basically one long irresistible groove with a very commercial-sounding bridge.

La Monte Young - The Well-Tuned Piano 81 X 25 (6:17.50 - 11:18:59 PM NYC) (1987) {5CD Gramavision 18-8701-2 rec 1981}

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La Monte Young - The Well-Tuned Piano 81 X 25 (6:17.50 - 11:18:59 PM NYC) (1987) {5CD Gramavision 18-8701-2 rec 1981}

La Monte Young - The Well-Tuned Piano 81 X 25 (6:17.50 - 11:18:59 PM NYC) (1987) {5CD Gramavision 18-8701-2 rec 1981}
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© 1981, 1987 La Monte Young / Gramavision | 18-8701-2
Classical / Modern Classical / Modern Composition / Microtonal / Piano

The Well-Tuned Piano is La Monte Young's magnum opus, the work in which many of his theories are crystallized and laid out for the listener. It's a massive solo piano performance, lasting a little over five hours, during which Young displays virtually every combination of chords that he deems special, seguing one into another. At the end of the day, the question is: Given the formal system and obviously huge amount of time devoted to its investigation, is the resultant music beautiful enough to justify the large amount of hype accompanying the project? The first thing that strikes the listener is the sound of the piano itself, a Bosendorfer that has been tuned in just intonation.

Elvin Jones - Live At The Lighthouse Vol.1 (1972) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50536}

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Elvin Jones - Live At The Lighthouse Vol.1 (1972) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50536}

Elvin Jones - Live At The Lighthouse Vol.1 (1972) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50536}
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© 1972, 2013 Blue Note / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50536
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Drums

Easily the most hard-hitting of Blue Note's 2LP Lighthouse Live series from the early 70s – and a record that really lets Elvin Jones and his group stretch out and play! The setting is a perfect one for Jones – given the boundless energy already present on his studio sessions for Blue Note at the time – really fierce work that goes beyond even his classic Coltrane performances – pushing the limits in a sweet blend of rhythm and reeds! The group here is Elvin's razor-edge combo from the early 70s – the one that features Gene Perla on fat funky bass, and both Steve Grossman and Dave Liebman playing choppy reeds along with the grooves – really amazing hornmen at this point in their career, blowing here with interplay that's simply fantastic!

Kansas - Japan 7 Disc Set (1974-1979) {2008 Japan Mini LP CD's EICP-1047~1054}

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Kansas - Japan 7 Disc Set (1974-1979) {2008 Japan Mini LP CD's EICP-1047~1054}

Kansas - Japan 7 Disc Set (1974-1979) {2008 Japan Mini LP CD's EICP-1047~1054}
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© 1974-79, 2008 Epic / Sony BMG Music Japan | EICP-1047~1054
Rock / Progressive Rock / Classic Rock / Art Rock / Hard Rock

KANSAS The First Seven Albums (Superb set of SEVEN exclusive 2008 Japanese limited edition, digitally remastered CDs, comprising every album from 'Kansas' in 1974 to 'Monolith' in 1979, with each disc including many bonus tracks & housed in a mini LP style card picture sleeve reproducing the original LP artwork & inner sleeves, Japanese lyric booklet & nice retro obi-strips - A fantastic collection EICP-1047~54). Kansas Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue series featuring the albums "Kansas," "Song For America," "Masque," "Leftoverture," "Point Of Know Return," "Two For The Show," and "Monolith." 2008 Remastering featured on "Monolith" and "Two For The Show."

Frank Zappa - Lather (1996) {3CD Set Rykodisc RCD10574-76 rec 1973-1977}

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Frank Zappa - Lather (1996) {3CD Set Rykodisc RCD10574-76 rec 1973-1977}

Frank Zappa - Lather (1996) {3CD Set Rykodisc RCD10574-76 rec 1973-1977}
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© 1973-77, 1996 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10574/75/76
Rock / Jazz Rock / Experimental Rock / Art Rock

Official Release #65. The full saga of Läther (pronounced leather) is tangled enough to give a migraine to all but committed Zappaphiles. Basically, what you need to know is that this project was originally conceived of as a four-record box set. When record company politics prevented its release in that format, much of the material was spread over the albums Live in New York, Sleep Dirt, Studio Tan, and Orchestral Favorites. This three-CD set presents the album as it was originally conceived, with the addition of four bonus tracks at the end. It mixes previously available material, alternate mixes, and edits, and previously unissued stuff, though only the most serious Zappa fans will have a good grip on exactly what has appeared where (the liner notes are surprisingly unexact in this regard).