Bernie Worrell - Pieces of Woo: The Other Side (1993) {CMP Records CMPCD65}

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Bernie Worrell - Pieces of Woo: The Other Side (1993) {CMP Records CMPCD65}

Bernie Worrell - Pieces of Woo: The Other Side (1993) {CMP Records CMPCD65}
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© 1993 CMP Records | CMP CD 65
Jazz / Funk / Jazz Funk / Heavy Funk / Experimental / Organ

The enigmatic Worrell continues to amaze. Like the first Dark album, Worrell's THE OTHER SIDE is absolutely uncategorizable. That he was once affiliated with the likes of George Clinton and the whole P-Funk gang is a mere footnote in the career of this iconoclastic keyboardist. Modal strains of jazz, perverted avant-noise, and organ-drenched experimental atmospheres are only a minute fraction of the chaotic and paradoxical styles etched onto this disc. In short, there's something for everyone here, but everyone should take heed–Worrell's attitudes go way beyond the expected boundaries flanking jazz and funk. His free-form personalities take hold on THE OTHER SIDE and transform it into a jaw-dropping, delightful adventure of unexplored and unexpected sonic realms.

Harold Land - Choma (Burn) (1971) {Mainstream-Ace Records CDBOPM 026 rel 2014}

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Harold Land - Choma (Burn) (1971) {Mainstream-Ace Records CDBOPM 026 rel 2014}

Harold Land - Choma (Burn) (1971) {Mainstream-Ace Records CDBOPM 026 rel 2014}
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© 1971, 2014 Mainstream Records / Boplicity / Ace Records | CDBOPM 026
Jazz / Post Bop / Groove / Saxophone / Vibes

One of the hippest albums ever from the team of Harold Land and Bobby Hutcherson – and a set that's even more open than some of their other records on Blue Note or Chess! This set's a bit more electric than some of the other records from the pair – with these drawn-out Fender Rhodes lines from Bill Henderson – who comps and vamps with modal energy that really draws out some searing, searching solos from Land's tenor! Bobby's vibes are maybe a bit more restrained, but offer a key element in the overall soundshape of the record – and the rest of the lineup includes Reggie Johnson on bass, Ndugu and Woody Theus on drums, and Harold Land Jr on additional piano.

Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Carnegie Hall 1971 (2011) {4CD Box Set Vaulternative Records VR 2011-1}

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Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Carnegie Hall 1971 (2011) {4CD Box Set Vaulternative Records VR 2011-1}

Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Carnegie Hall 1971 (2011) {4CD Box Set Vaulternative Records VR 2011-1}
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© 1971, 2011 Vaulternative Records / The Zappa Family Trust / Zappanese | VR 2011-1
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #91. In October 1971, Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention played two shows in one night at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. The album, Carnegie Hall, celebrates that night's marathon – two shows (7:30 and 11:30 p.m.) with ticket prices ranging from $3.50 to $6 – featuring Zappa (lead guitar, vocals) with Mark Volman (vocals, percussion), Howard Kaylan (vocals), Ian Underwood (keyboards, alto sax), Don Preston (keyboards, gong), Jim Pons (bass, vocals) and Aynsley Dunbar (drums).

Jim Hall Trio featuring Tom Harrell - These Rooms (1988) {Denon CY-30002}

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Jim Hall Trio featuring Tom Harrell - These Rooms (1988) {Denon CY-30002}

Jim Hall Trio featuring Tom Harrell - These Rooms (1988) {Denon CY-30002}
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© 1988 Denon / Nippon Columbia | CY-30002
Jazz / Cool / Post Bop / Guitar / Flugelhorn

This 1988 studio date is one of the overlooked treasures in the considerable discography of Jim Hall, possibly due to the label's low-key promotion and less than eye-catching cover art. It is easy to understand why artists like Art Farmer and Paul Desmond omitted a pianist after hearing a release such as this one, because it would only clutter Hall's soft yet complete accompaniment. Joined by Tom Harrell (heard mostly on flügelhorn), bassist Steve LaSpina, and drummer Joey Baron, this CD is a delight from start to finish. The interaction of the musicians in the opener, a lively, waltzing "With a Song in My Heart," makes it sound like they have been a working unit for years.

Gregg Allman - Southern Blood (2017) {CD+DVD5 NTSC Rounder Records Deluxe Edition 0888072033689}

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Gregg Allman - Southern Blood (2017) {CD+DVD5 NTSC Rounder Records Deluxe Edition 0888072033689}

Gregg Allman - Southern Blood (2017) {CD+DVD5 NTSC Rounder Records Deluxe Edition 0888072033689}
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© 2017 Rounder Records / Universal | 0888072033689
Rock / Southern Rock / Blues Rock

SOUTHERN BLOOD serves as a remarkable final testament from an artist whose contributions have truly shaped rock & roll throughout the past four decades. This is Allman's first all-new recording since 2011's GRAMMY® Award-nominated solo landmark, LOW COUNTRY BLUES. Produced by Don Was and recorded in Muscle Shoals where Duane Allman and the earliest seeds of the Allman Brothers Band were sown, Southern Blood is among the most uniquely personal of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's career. This emotionally expansive collection of songs written by friends and favorite artists including Jackson Browne, Willie Dixon, Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter, Lowell George and Spooner Oldham & Dan Penn serves as a salutary farewell to his legion of devoted fans and admirers. Deluxe package comes with two live bonus tracks, as well as Back to the Swamp: The Making of Southern Blood DVD.

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Grow Fins: Rarities (1965-1982) {5CD Set Revenant 210 rel 1999}

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Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Grow Fins: Rarities (1965-1982) {5CD Set Revenant 210 rel 1999}

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Grow Fins: Rarities (1965-1982) {5CD Set Revenant 210 rel 1999}
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© 1965-82, 1999 Revenant | Revenant 210
Rock / Experimental Rock / Blues Rock / Psychedelic

An unprecedented project in the rock field: a five-CD box set of unreleased material by a cult artist that never had anything close to a chart hit. Of course Captain Beefheart is the ultimate cult artist, and one with a following so rabid (if limited) that the compilation has a wider audience than many would anticipate. Despite the impressive chronological span and variety of demos, live performances, backing tracks, and outtakes, be cautioned that this is not a best-of or ad hoc career overview. A good deal of the tracks (some of which have long been available on bootleg) are of slightly substandard or low fidelity, and Beefheart's most significant work is ultimately contained on his numerous official releases.

Martha Argerich & Itzhak Perlman - Schumann, Bach & Brahms (2016) {Warner Classics 0190295937898}

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Martha Argerich & Itzhak Perlman - Schumann, Bach & Brahms (2016) {Warner Classics 0190295937898}

Martha Argerich & Itzhak Perlman - Schumann, Bach & Brahms (2016) {Warner Classics 0190295937898}
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© 2016 Parlophone / Warner Classics | 0190295937898
Classical / Piano / Violin

The performances heard on this recording by the superstar duo of violinist Itzhak Perlman and pianist Martha Argerich do not exactly form a discrete group: the first work, Schumann's Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105, was recorded live in 1998, while the rest consists of 2016 studio recordings. The 1998 performance, however, was part of a concert in Saratoga Springs, New York, that provided the stimulus for the joint recording. The Schumann sonata performance was not released at that time, and the rest of the program expands on the music it presents. It's nice to have the Schumann, which has a good deal of tension and energy. As for the rest, it's hard to point to a clear decline in the skills of either of the septuagenarian performers.

Miles Davis - Munich Concert (1988) {3CD Set IMC Music DEL 800111 rel 2005}

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Miles Davis - Munich Concert (1988) {3CD Set IMC Music DEL 800111 rel 2005}

Miles Davis - Munich Concert (1988) {3CD Set IMC Music DEL 800111 rel 2005}
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© 1988, 2005 IMC Music | DEL 800111
Jazz / Fusion / Jazz Funk / Trumpet

Outstanding three CD set featuring the entire July 1988 15 song performance at the Munich Philharmonic Concert Hall plus a blistering 35 minute version of 'Call It Anything' taken from his1970 Isle of Wight Festival show. The Munich concert features able assistance from Kenny Garrett, Bobby Irving, Adam Holzman and Joseph McCreary amongst others while the Isle of Wight track features Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette.

Leo Kottke - Dreams And All That Stuff (1974) {BGO Records BGOCD132 rel 1992}

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Leo Kottke - Dreams And All That Stuff (1974) {BGO Records BGOCD132 rel 1992}

Leo Kottke - Dreams And All That Stuff (1974) {BGO Records BGOCD132 rel 1992}
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© 1974, 1992 Capitol / BGO Records | BGOCD132
Contemporary Folk / Finger-Picked Guitar / Progressive Folk / Jazz Blues / New Acoustic

Kottke's sixth official album is a dazzling array of pieces, some wistfully romantic ("Mona Ray"), others savagely witty ("When Shrimps Learn to Whistle"), and still others downright folksy ("Bill Cheatham"), with accompaniments of varying shapes and types, from dobro to synthesizer and piano.

Byard Lancaster Quartet - Ancestral Link Hotel (2006) {CIMP CIMP340}

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Byard Lancaster Quartet - Ancestral Link Hotel (2006) {CIMP CIMP340}

Byard Lancaster Quartet - Ancestral Link Hotel (2006) {CIMP CIMP340}
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© 2006 CIMP | #340
Jazz / Post Bop / Free Funk / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone / Afro Flute

The cover of every CIMP CD contains a “statement of purpose” describing the imprint’s m.o. and including the mandate, “Give [the disc] your undivided attention and it will reward you. CIMP records are not intended to be background music.” These words should be kept in mind, especially while listening to Ancestral Link Hotel’s 21-minute title track. Byard Lancaster begins with a chant and a wail, pulls out the Afro flute for some quick runs and eventually picks up his alto. Drummer Harold E. Smith starts on conch shell and didgeridoo. Two bassists, Bert Harris and Ed Crockett, provide spare but percussive drones that come and go as needed. Anyone expecting “something to happen” misses the point. Anyone listening closely will be swept up by the organic flow of the music.

David Sylvian, Jan Bang, Erik Honore - Uncommon Deities (2012) {SamadhiSound ss022}

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David Sylvian, Jan Bang, Erik Honore - Uncommon Deities (2012) {SamadhiSound ss022}

David Sylvian, Jan Bang, Erik Honore - Uncommon Deities (2012) {SamadhiSound ss022}
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© 2012 SamadhiSound | sound cd ss022
Rock / Jazz / Avant-Garde / Experimental

6 panel digipak with a matte laminate finish featuring artwork by Hannah Bertram and art direction by David Sylvian* At last fall's Punkt Festival-one of the world's premiere get-togethers of improvising and adventurous musicians, an audio installation by David Sylvian filled the space, and the opening night celebration brought poets and musicians into the mix: the acclaimed Norwegian poets Paal-Helge Haugen and Nils Christian Moe Repstad read alongside Evan Parker and Arve Henriksen, and their works were read in English by Sylvian, whose recorded voice was accompanied by John Tilbury, Philip Jeck, and Sidsel Endresen.

Sandy Denny - The Notes and the Words: A Collection of Demos and Rarities (2012) {4CD Set Island 371 246-9 rec 1966-1978}

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Sandy Denny - The Notes and the Words: A Collection of Demos and Rarities (2012) {4CD Set Island 371 246-9 rec 1966-1978}

Sandy Denny - The Notes and the Words: A Collection of Demos and Rarities (2012) {4CD Set Island 371 246-9 rec 1966-1978}
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© 1966-78, 2012 Universal Island | 371 246-9
Folk / Acoustic / British Folk / Folk Rock

2010's mammoth, highly collectible and very limited, 19-disc Sandy Denny box set was truly a thing to behold, presenting the entirety of her career from studio to stage to front porch. It was a completist's dream, but it came with an exceptionally high price tag, which makes the appearance of 2011's Notes and the Words: A Collection of Demos and Rarities a real gift for fans, especially those who already own the complete studio recordings, whether solo or with Fotheringay, Strawbs, or Fairport Convention. The handsome, limited-edition four-disc box skims the cream from the top of the myriad rarities, BBC sessions, demos, and outtakes that made the previous collection so remarkable (an intimate bedroom recording of Jackson C. Frank's "Blues Run the Game"; an early demo of Like an Old Fashioned Waltz's "Carnival" with previously unheard melodies and lyrics; a blistering alternate studio take of a Dave Swarbrick-less "Sailor's Life," and alternate versions of Fairport classics like "Matty Groves," "Come All Ye," and "Fotheringay"), resulting in a wonderful window into one of English folk music's most magnificent voices.

Vivaldi - Complete Flute Concertos - Severino Gazzelloni (1996) {2CD Philips Duo 454 256-2 rec 1964-1974}

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Vivaldi - Complete Flute Concertos - Severino Gazzelloni (1996) {2CD Philips Duo 454 256-2 rec 1964-1974}

Vivaldi - Complete Flute Concertos - Severino Gazzelloni (1996) {2CD Philips Duo 454 256-2 rec 1964-1974}
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© 1964-74, 1996 Philips Classics | Philips Duo Series 454 256-2
Classical / Baroque / Concerto / Flute

This is an excellent recording of Vivaldi's Flute Concertos ! The tempo is respected, the sound is clear and the concertos are beautifully played. It's so nice to relax with the sound of the flute ! My favourite piece is La Notte - Allegro ; such a great piece of music in the unique style of Vivaldi ! I recommend this CD to anyone who likes baroque music.

Earl Hines - Spontaneous Explorations (1964) {2017 Japan Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection Series CDSOL-45702}

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Earl Hines - Spontaneous Explorations (1964) {2017 Japan Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection Series CDSOL-45702}

Earl Hines - Spontaneous Explorations (1964) {2017 Japan Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection Series CDSOL-45702}
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© 1964, 2017 Flying Dutchman / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-45702
Jazz / Stride / Piano

Reissue with the latest 2017 remastering. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Earl Hines had many years of music under his belt when he cut this session in the mid 60s – yet his sense of creative improvisation was more than sharp enough to warrant the promise of the title! The set features Hines alone at the keyboard, in a wonderfully well-recorded setting – working this amazing magic on his solo performances, which really transform the tunes into something new entirely – piano explorations that almost make you feel like you're finding Earl in the back room of some small club, after hours – working out all sorts of new ideas, without having to worry about commercial considerations at all.

Esa-Pekka Salonen - Out of Nowhere - Leila Josefowicz (2012) {Deutsche Grammophon B0017521-02}

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Esa-Pekka Salonen - Out of Nowhere - Leila Josefowicz (2012) {Deutsche Grammophon B0017521-02}

Esa-Pekka Salonen - Out of Nowhere - Leila Josefowicz (2012) {Deutsche Grammophon B0017521-02}
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© 2012 Deutsche Grammophon | B0017521-02
Classical / Modern Classical / Concerto / Violin

Renowned as one of the world's leading conductors, Esa-Pekka Salonen is also a gifted composer of highly expressive, colorful, and idiomatic music that has found a growing audience. His Violin Concerto (2009) won the 2012 Grawemeyer Prize and was composed for Leila Josefowicz, who performs as soloist with Salonen and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra on this Deutsche Grammophon release. The dazzling virtuosity of the violin part translates into equally flashy writing for the orchestra, and it's apparent that Salonen wrote with a conductor's ear for all the instruments' capabilities, not primarily for the violin above an indifferent accompaniment.