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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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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.JUPU GROUPLive at Liisankatu Studios, Helsinki. Live Broadcast on Channel Two, Wednesday, October 2nd, 1974, 8 pm to 8.40 pm. Produced by YLE. Hosted by Matti Poijärvi.A1. TASOT (4:29)Music by Juhani PoutanenSolo: Poutanen – violinA2. AHMOO (10:48)Music by Juhani PoutanenSolos: Sorvali – drums & percussion, Linkola – pianoA3. ENNYSTYMÄTÖN (7:15)Music by Juhani PoutanenSolos: Louhivuori – electric guitar, Hanski – electric bass, Kukko – soprano saxophoneB1. CYBELE (11:08)Music by Sakari KukkoSolos: Kukko – soprano saxophone, Poutanen – violin, Linkola – electric piano, Kukko – fluteB2. LOKKI (7:39)Music by Juhani PoutanenSolos: Linkola – electric piano, Kukko – soprano saxophoneJUHANI POUTANEN – violinSAKARI KUKKO – soprano saxophone (A1, A3, B1, B2), flute (A2, B1), talking drum (A2)JUKKA LINKOLA – Fender Rhodes electric piano (A1, A3, B1, B2), piano (A2), organ (A2)JANNE LOUHIVUORI – electric guitarILKKA HANSKI – electric bass (A1, A3, B2), double bass (A2, B1)UPI SORVALI – drums, percussion, bird whistle (B1)JUKKA LINKOLA OCTETLive at Liisankatu Studios, Helsinki. Live Broadcast on Channel Two, Wednesday, May 11th, 1977, 8 pm to 8.40 pm. Produced by YLE. Hosted by Matti Konttinen.A1. MORNING SONG (6:13)Music by Jukka LinkolaSolo: Linkola – electric pianoA2. PIENI KANSANLAULU (8:42)Music by trad. (Finnish folk song) & Jukka LinkolaSolos: Lahti – alto saxophone, Salminen – tenor saxophone, Hanski – double bassB1. DITHYRAMBOS I (5:48)Music by Jukka LinkolaSolos: Bildo – trombone, Lahti – fluteB2. DITHYRAMBOS II (7:08)Music by Jukka LinkolaSolos: Linkola – piano, Heikkinen – flugelhorn, Salminen – tenor saxophoneB3. DITHYRAMBOS III (8:45)Music by Jukka LinkolaSolos: Heikkinen – trumpet, Salminen – tenor saxophone, Lahti – alto saxophone, Linkola – electric piano, Bildo – tromboneESKO HEIKKINEN – trumpet (A1, A2, B1, B3), flugelhorn (A1, B2)TOM BILDO – trombonePENTTI LAHTI – alto saxophone (A2, B1, B3), flute (B1, B2), bass clarinet (A1)TEEMU SALMINEN – tenor saxophone (A2, B2, B3), soprano saxophone (A1, B1), flute (A1), clarinet (B2)JUKKA LINKOLA – Fender Rhodes electric piano (A1, B1, B2, B3), piano (A2, B2)ILKKA HANSKI – double bass (A1, A2, B1, B2), electric bass (B3)JUKKIS UOTILA – drumsUPI SORVALI – percussion
    $9.00
  • "Now that ONE SHOT has split, this is the very first project of an ex-member to see the light. The band is led by drummer Daniel Jeand'Heur.The music itself, while firmly connected to the classic One Shot sound (a heavy bass, explosive drums, Fender Rhodes, long tracks), also features a horn section.The result, as you may expect from such a band, is a bridge between the most electric jazz-rock bands and prog. But the real sensation here is the inclusion of occasional vocals that add a modern urban vibe to the whole thing - and that fits perfectly. That guy (whose stage name is "Onan") occasionally reminds me quite a bit some of George Duke's vocals while with FZ's Mothers of Inventions mixed with today's street culture.As a bonus, the CD come with a download card allowing buyers to get the .wav (full resolution) files of the instrumental version of the album. Up to everyone to decide afterwards, which version is preferred !!" 
    $17.00
  • 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
  • "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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    $9.00