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Digipak reissue of the third Lifetime album, originally released in 1971. New lineup with Larry Young on organ, Ted Dunbar on guitar, Ron Carter on bass and Don Alias and Warren Smith on drums and percussion. This is a real hairy one. Lots of anger...

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  • "Borboletta is the sixth studio album by Santana. It is one of his jazz-funk-fusion oriented albums, along with Caravanserai, Welcome, Love Devotion Surrender with John McLaughlin, and Illuminations with Alice Coltrane, Jack DeJohnette and Jules Broussard. The guitarist leaves a lot of room to percussion, saxophone and keyboards to set moods ("Spring Manifestations"), as well as lengthy solos by himself ("Promise of a Fisherman") and vocals ("Give and Take", a funky guitar-led song). The record was released in a shiny blue sleeve displaying a butterfly, an allusion to the album Butterfly Dreams by Brazilian musician Flora Purim and her husband Airto Moreira, whose contributions deeply influenced the sound of Borboletta."
    $5.00
  • This one is white hot!  Previously unreleased 73 minute live set from this great Czech band.  Excellent sound quality.  WOW!!!"What is the most successful marriage of Fender and Moog in the history of music? „Živí se Diví. Live in Bratislava 1975″ is a unique live album from Jazz Q, the legends of Czechoslovakian jazz-rock. The material presents a group in one of its best incarnations. The group comprised musicians who played on the cult compilation „Jazzrocková Dílna” (1975). This dynamic material in excellent radio quality comes from the private archives of Martin Kratochvíl, who entrusted GAD Records with the rights to his music legacy.The band founded by Kratochvíl and Jiří Stivin has become a well-known element of the European musical landscape. In the beginning, the group experimented with free jazz („Coniunctio”, 1970), and then had a successful affair with blues-rock („Symbiosis”, 1974). Kratochvíl finally clarified the band’s stylistic direction by realizing his ideas in the field of sophisticated fusion. Three years after the release of the hit „Pozorovatelna” (1973), Jazz Q recorded its magnum opus, the LP „Elegie” (1977), which to this day remains the most ambitious endeavor of the group. The concert from Bratislava presents the group a year before this important session. We were at peak of our abilities, admits the band’s leader.The recorded material was subjected to a careful, though not intrusive, mastering in the studio in Czech Budíkov. The well-prepared CD is accompanied both by previously unpublished photos from the private archives of Martin Kratochvíl and by an essay that tells (in Polish, Czech and English) the story of the making of the recording. Przemysław Pomarański authored the cover photo, alluding to the famous album „Jazzrocková Dílna”."
    $15.00
  • THEY FINALLY DID IT!This amazing 2015 release finally sees the light of day on CD.  It was available for some time as a vinyl only release (may be out of print in that format now).  The album generated a big buzz but not everyone was committed to vinyl.  The band has heard of cries of woe and accomodated you!This is what I wrote 2 years ago.  Now substitute the word CD everytime you see the word vinyl and it still holds:Vinyl only release of what might well be the album of the year for many in the prog community.  This will easily sit very high in my 2015 Top 10.Hooffoot are an instrumental sextet from Sweden consisting of two keyboardists, two guitarists, bass, and drums.  The members of Hooffoot are drawn from Agusa, Oresund Space Collective, The Carpet Knights, Mantric Muse and others.Is Hooffoot a fusion band?  Yes!  Is Hooffoot a prog rock band?  Yes!  The prime leader of the band is bassist Par Hallgren.  He took his influences which are primarily Italian prog and early 70s electric fusion and melded it into something exciting.  The album consists of two loooong tracks.  Each tune displays elements of electric Miles, Soft Machine, and Il Balletto Di Bronzo.  I'd even toss in some Swedish prog/folk influence from Kebnenajse.  Its a completely retro sound and one that will have to hooked immediately.Stunning debut.  Highest recommendation.
    $15.00
  • For year avid prog collector Tom Hayes of CD Reissue Wish List blog fame pounded away at me on the greatness of Berits Halsband and I simply ignored him.  Truth is I just wasn't ready for it until now.  Now I am - will you be?Berits Halsband was a "one and done" octet from Sweden.  The album was originally released in 1975 in micro-quantities.  Basically its a seamless blending of instrumental Canterbury flavored prog and kosmigroov jazz along the lines of Bitches Brew played out over 4 extended tracks.  Flutes and trumpets are in the forefront with electric piano and wah-wah guitar grooving away.  The music has a wonderful flow to it.  If you've heard the current band Hooffoot and enjoyed that you will definitely dig this one.This comes in a gorgeous mini-LP sleeve and the audio has been transferred from the original master tapes.  The release is a collaboration between two Greek outfits - Music Bazz and Sound Effect Records.  They did this up the right way.  Highly recommended.TOM YOU WERE RIGHT!  I WAS WRONG!
    $18.00
  • 28 years is a long time for a band to stay together but that's how long Woodenhead has been playing together. They have quietly cultivated a dedicated cult following in New Orleans. Now Free Electric Sound is bringing this extraordinary quartet to a national audience. Woodenhead's music is a spicy gumbo of jazz fusion, symphonic rock and local R 'n' B flavors (sorry for the wordplay!) The group has toured the U.S. and Central America and has played the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for over 20 years. The band has played with the Dixie Dregs, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Billy Cobham, Chick Corea's Elektrik Band, John McLaughlin Trio, Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, Tuck And Patti, Hugh Masekela, Spyro Gyra, Robben Ford, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and John Mayall, and has toured with the Steve Morse Band and Allan Holdsworth."Perseverance", the band's 6th album, was recorded live in New Orleans and captures all the energy and emotional playing of a Woodenhead gig. Augmented by a horn section, the band's music comes across as a blend of the Dixie Dregs, Happy The Man, and Hot Rats-era Zappa. This is an album with broad appeal to fans of jazz rock, prog rock and even Cajun music. "At the New Orleans jazz festival, Woodenhead gets a standing ovation for teaching traditional jazz fans just how far imagination and electricity can push the form" - Esquire magazine
    $5.00
  • This is one of those releases that seems to skirt the copyright laws as there are many incarnations of it - none of them on Columbia or Sony. The set captures the very electric Miles Davis band in concert at the Olympia in Paris on July 11, 1973. The lineup is stellar: Dave Liebman, Pete Cosey, Reggie Lucas, Michael Henderson, Al Foster, and Mtume. Sound quality is ok - I suspect the origins of the show was from a radio broadcast since everything is pretty balanced sounding. This lineup really brings the thunder and at this price its hard to pass up. Highly recommended.
    $8.00
  • 4CD set in a long digipak - obviously not authorized by the Miles Davis estate. I assume this British label is operating under the assumption that these live radio broadcasts are in the public domain.CD1: LIVE AT THE BERKSHIRE MUSIC CENTER TANGLEWOOD 18.8.19701. DIRECTIONS 8.132. BITCHES BREW 13.333. IT'S ALL ABOUT THAT TIME 7.104. SANCTUARY 1.365. SPANISH KEY/THE THEME 6.266. MILES RUNS THE VOODOO DOWN 4.50CD2: LIVE AT THE FILLMORE WEST, SAN FRANCISCO, 15.10.19701. HONKY TONK 12.462. WHAT I SAY 11.023. SANCTUARY 3.194. YESTERNOW 14.125. BITCHES BREW 8.446. FUNKY TONK/THE THEME 12.59CD3: LIVE AT THE CONCERT HALL, MELBOURNE, 2.5.19881. IN A SILENT WAY / INTRUDER 6.172. NEW BLUES (STAR PEOPLE) 7.553. PERFECT WAY 4.384. THE SENATE ? YOU AND ME 10.315. HUMAN NATURE 13.416. WRINKLE 4.547. TUTU 13.238. MOVIE STAR 3.529. SPLATCH 9.27CD4: LIVE AT THE CONCERT HALL , MELBOURNE (CONT )1. TIME AFTER TIME 8.502. HEAVY METAL 14.253. DON'T STOP ME NOW 9.044. CARNIVAL TIME 18.145. TOMAAS 20.106. BURN 3.377. PORTIA 4.42
    $22.00
  • The Pop-Liisa and Jazz-Liisa broadcast session series presents previously unreleased and forgotten gems from the biggest names of Finnish prog and jazz of the 1970'sNever bootlegged and known up until now only to a few faithful servants (and largely thought to have been lost for ever), these sessions offer a hitherto unrivalled look into the state of Finnish jazz and progressive rock between the years 1972-1977. Imagine if the sessions recorded by John Peel had only recently been discovered, and you get an idea of the cultural weight of what is being brought into the light of day here.Originally recorded as broadcasts by YLE (the national radio service Yleisradio, ”the Finnish BBC”), the thirty-four Liisankatu sessions are a genuine who's who of Finnish prog and jazz. Interestingly, anyone with even basic knowledge of the era's biggest bands will recognize familiar names at play within these obscure bands. As such, these sessions provide the missing link between jazz and prog, explaining through spirited performances - and largely unknown collaborations - the instrumental prowess and dexterity of these players and bands. What's best, these sessions show these exceptional bands playing for the moment in front of a hundred strong studio audience, not weighed down by the tedium of studio recording, and thus somehow miraculously managing to capture the best of both worlds: studio performances in front of a live audience.Jazz Liisa 1: UNISONO QUARTETLive at Liisankatu studios, Helsinki. Live broadcast on Channel 2, Wednesday September 26th, 1973, 8 pm to 8.40 pm. Produced by Yle. Hosted by Matti Poijärvi.A1. LONG TANDEM (10:13)A2. SPECIALLY FOR (10:01)B1. TOTUUDEN AARREAITTA – TREASURES OF THE TRUTH (11:38)B2. INCARNATION (10:12)PARONI PAAKKUNAINEN – soprano, alto and baritone saxophones, fluteOLLI AHVENLAHTI – piano and Fender Rhodes electric pianoMAKE LIEVONEN – electric bassREISKA LAINE – drumsJazz Liisa 2: TAIVAANTEMPPELILive at Liisankatu studios, Helsinki. Live broadcast on Channel 2, Wednesday November 21st, 1973, 8 pm to 8.40 pm. Produced by Yle. Hosted by Matti Poijärvi.A1. ON TÄMÄKKI SANO… (10:24)A2. TOTEM DANCE (14:08)B1. LISA (15:15)MATTI JAKOLA – fluteOLLI AHVENLAHTI – piano and Fender Rhodes electric pianoPEKKA RECHARDT – electric guitarMAKE LIEVONEN – electric bassUPI SORVALI – drumsTAPANI "NAPPI" IKONEN – congas and percussion
    $19.00
  • Another awesome release from the Swedish jazz rock/prog band.  This was recorded live in the studio with audience.  It has that organic feel and energy of musicians playing off one another in real time.  The band is led by guitarist/composer Peter Pedersen.  He chews up a lot of the sonic landscape with wild abandon but he leaves plenty of room for soloing on sax, flute and ripping Hammond organ.  Very tasteful and very old school - just the way we like it.  This sounds like some lost session from the Silence label circa 1974.  Another one of those bands that should be better known.  Don't be the guy left behind.  You need to hear this NOW!
    $12.00
  • "The Pop-Liisa and Jazz-Liisa broadcast session series presents previously unreleased and forgotten gems from the biggest names of Finnish prog and jazz of the 1970'sNever bootlegged and known up until now only to a few faithful servants (and largely thought to have been lost for ever), these sessions offer a hitherto unrivalled look into the state of Finnish jazz and progressive rock between the years 1972-1977. Imagine if the sessions recorded by John Peel had only recently been discovered, and you get an idea of the cultural weight of what is being brought into the light of day here.Originally recorded as broadcasts by YLE (the national radio service Yleisradio, ”the Finnish BBC”), the thirty-four Liisankatu sessions are a genuine who's who of Finnish prog and jazz. Interestingly, anyone with even basic knowledge of the era's biggest bands will recognize familiar names at play within these obscure bands. As such, these sessions provide the missing link between jazz and prog, explaining through spirited performances - and largely unknown collaborations - the instrumental prowess and dexterity of these players and bands. What's best, these sessions show these exceptional bands playing for the moment in front of a hundred strong studio audience, not weighed down by the tedium of studio recording, and thus somehow miraculously managing to capture the best of both worlds: studio performances in front of a live audience."Jazz Liisa 3: JUKKA TOLONEN RAMBLIN’ JAZZ BANDLive at Liisankatu studios, Helsinki. Live broadcast on Channel 2, Tuesday April 4th, 1973, 19.15 pm to 8.00 pm. Produced by Yle. Hosted by Matti Poijärvi.A1. A WARM TRIP WITH TAIJA (17:19)B1. RAMBLIN’ (21:50)MIKE KOSKINEN – trumpetPEKKA PÖYRY – flute, alto and soprano saxophonesJUKKA TOLONEN – acoustic and electric guitarsPEKKA POHJOLA – violin and electric bassHEIKKI ”HÄKÄ” VIRTANEN – electric bassREINO LAINE – drums and percussionRONNIE ÖSTERBERG – drums and percussionJazz Liisa 4: KOM QUARTETLive at Liisankatu studios, Helsinki. Live broadcast on Channel 2, Wednesday April 23th, 1975, 8 pm to 8.40 pm. Produced by Yle. Hosted by Matti Konttinen.A1. SPOKEN INTRODUCTION (1:00)A2. VARO NIITÄ (7:11)A3. LAPSI / KALEVI (10:45)B1. MITÄ SINÄ SANOTKAAN (7:19)B2. INTERVIEWED (6:28)B3. ÄLÄ TUHLAA AIKAA (4:38)EIJA ORPANA – vocals and violinPERTTI MELASNIEMI – vocals and percussionEERO OJANEN – piano and electric pianoJUKKA HAURU – electric guitarTAPANI TAMMINEN – bassARI VALTONEN – drums 
    $19.00
  • Frank Cunimondo is a Pittsburgh based jazz pianist still going strong.  To be honest most of his recorded output is outside the purveyance of our interests - mainly piano/bass/drums jazz trios, often backing a lounge singer named Lynn Marino.  He became popular in recent years because one of his tracks was used for a commercial in Europe that was wildly popular.Now there is the all instrumental Sagittarius which is a completely different story...Self-released on his own Mondo Records label in 1975, Sagittarius found Cunimondo plugging in.  In addition to acoustic piano he plays electric piano, string ensemble, and synthesizer.  Cunimondo unleashes his inner Jan Hammer and Keith Emerson.  The album consists of 4 tracks - 3 of which are of considerable length.  His rhythm section do an admirable job of keeping up with the keyboard work.  This is one of those weird situations where a straight ahead jazz player crossed over into jazz rock/prog territory.  Perhaps because of the ascendance of jazz rock/fusion, Cunimondo decided to play around with electric keyboards - similar to Elvin Jones "On The Mountain".  In the end the results are extremely satisfying.Original copies of Sagittarius rarely turn up and when they do its an expensive item.  This CD (and vinyl) reissue is officially licensed from Frank Cunimondo.  BUY OR DIE!
    $11.00