Julia Holter - Celebration (2010) {Engraved Glass egp06}

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Julia Holter - Celebration (2010) {Engraved Glass egp06}

Julia Holter - Celebration (2010) {Engraved Glass egp06}
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© 2010 Engraved Glass | egp06
Indie / Indie Pop / Non-Music / Field Recording

Highly limited edition (50 copies) release by Julia Holter. Featuring field recordings, song & a lengthy extract from Julia's interpretation of a score by Michael Pisaro. Very tired and somewhat stressed today after a difficult day. i have been listening to music tonight through the haze of a cloudy headache, and I’m surprising myself by settling down to write about it now… If the rest of this post is even more vague than usual please understand why!

Cannonball Adderley - Accent On Africa (1968) {2011 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series]

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Cannonball Adderley - Accent On Africa (1968) {2011 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series]

Cannonball Adderley - Accent On Africa (1968) {2011 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series]
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© 1968, 2011 Capitol / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50202 | Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Though labeled as a Cannonball Adderley Quintet session, this is actually a workout with a percussion section loaded with African drums, a big band, and in spots, voices – all unidentified. Nevertheless, this is one of the best and most overlooked of the Cannonball Adderley Capitols, a rumbling session that bursts with the joy of working in an unfamiliar yet vital rhythmic context. Cannonball turns in one of his swinging-est solos through a Varitone electronic attachment on Caiphus Semenya's "Gumba Gumba" and "Marabi" is a real hip-jiggler; you can't sit still through it. Other highlights include Cannon preaching blue smoke in his own Afro-Cuban-blues-flavored "Hamba Nami," a dignified trip through Wes Montgomery's "Up and At It," and Nat Adderley's commanding work on cornet at all times.

Derek Bailey, John Zorn, William Parker - Harras (1995) {Avant Japan AVAN056}

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Derek Bailey, John Zorn, William Parker - Harras (1995) {Avant Japan AVAN056}

Derek Bailey, John Zorn, William Parker - Harras (1995) {Avant Japan AVAN056}
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© 1995 Avant / Disk Union Japan | AVAN056
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Free Improvisation

A stellar trio of free improvisers, each respective kings of the avant-garde jazz scene in different capacities. British improvisation legend Derek Bailey has played with practically every musician of note in the European improvised music community from the early '60s through to the end of the century and is arguably one of the single most important practitioners in the genre. John Zorn is similarly an extraordinarily influential figure in the American avant-garde music scene and William Parker is a leading solo performer and bandleader who carried free jazz through the late half of the century into new dimensions.

Karlheinz Stockhausen - 3x Refrain 2000 (2000) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 62}

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Karlheinz Stockhausen - 3x Refrain 2000 (2000) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 62}

Karlheinz Stockhausen - 3x Refrain 2000 (2000) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 62}
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© 2000 Stockhausen-Verlag | Stockhausen 62
Classical / Avant-Garde / Experimental / 20th Century

Since 1991, a complete edition of all recordings in which Karlheinz Stockhausen has personally participated is being released on compact discs. Each CD in this series is identified by Stockhausen's signature followed by an encircled number. The numbers indicate the general historical order of the works. Stockhausen realised the electronic music and participated in these recordings as conductor, performer, sound projectionist, and musical director. He personally mixed down the recordings, mastered them for CDs, wrote the texts and drew the covers.

Tetraktys - De tristresse, de deuil, de desplaysance (2014) {Olive-Et'cetera KTC 1911}

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Tetraktys - De tristresse, de deuil, de desplaysance (2014) {Olive-Et'cetera KTC 1911}

Tetraktys - De tristresse, de deuil, de desplaysance (2014) {Olive-Et'cetera KTC 1911}
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© 2014 Olive Music / Et'cetera | KTC 1911
Classical / Medieval / Early Music

Songs from Ms. Oxford, Bodleian Library, Canonici Misc. 213. The Dutch recorder player Kees Boeke is a busy bee. From sunny Tuscany he produces, together with soprano Jill Feldman, not only his own olive oil and wine, but also his own CDs with Olive Music. Since 2003 CDs with new but especially old music have appeared here. An old love of Boeke is the music of around 1400, and this CD is also dedicated to this. And it is these unknown others who get all the attention here. They will be more than happy with this, because as always the musicians around Boeke deliver top performances. The singers Zsuzsu Tóth and Carlos Mena are exemplarily accompanied in their graceful but extremely difficult lines by fiddles, harp and flute. The thoughtful approach of Boeke also ensures that we hear all the refined subtleties in music.

Charles Kynard - Your Mama Don't Dance (1973) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45279}

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Charles Kynard - Your Mama Don't Dance (1973) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45279}

Charles Kynard - Your Mama Don't Dance (1973) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45279}
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© 1973, 2017 Time / Mainstream Records / Solid Records Japan | CDSOL-45279
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Organ Hammond B-3

Funky organ and plenty of vamping – a really tight little set from the mighty Charles Kynard – who's working here with a really wide-ranging command of the keyboard! As with some of the other Mainstream Records sessions of the time, the backings here are somewhat full – arranged and conducted by Richard Fritz with a style that's almost soundtrack funk at points, but which still has a more jazzy feel overall – thanks to the space given to Kynard's organ solos, and to backings from players who include George Bohannon on trombone, Arthur Adams on guitar, and Paul Humphrey on drums. The set features a surprising cover of Joe Quarterman's classic "I Got So Much Trouble On My Mind" – one that's almost as funky as the vocal original – plus "The World Is A Ghetto", "Superstition", "Zambezi", "Summer Breeze", "Momma Jive", and "You've Got It Bad Girl".

Lou Donaldson Quartet - Live In Bologna (1984) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6338}

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Lou Donaldson Quartet - Live In Bologna (1984) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6338}

Lou Donaldson Quartet - Live In Bologna (1984) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6338}
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© 1984, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6338
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. A direct (musical) descendant of Bird, alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson has often been criticized for commercial concessions or for lack of imagination. Over a span of decades, his sound remained constant, rarely wavering from his initial bop conception. This set of standards is one of Donaldson's best recordings, in part due to the relaxed setting, but also because of the outstanding piano trio accompanying the saxophonist.

J.J. Johnson - J.J. Inc. (1960) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3987}

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J.J. Johnson - J.J. Inc. (1960) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3987}

J.J. Johnson - J.J. Inc. (1960) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3987}
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© 1960, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 3987
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Trombone

Reissue with latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. JJ Johnson's greatest album – without a doubt! This gem of a session was recorded in 1960 in New York, with an incredibly hip sextet that includes Cedar Walton, Clifford Jordan, and Freddie Hubbard. The tracks are all long, hip, and very much in a Blue Note soul jazz mode – very unusual not only for Johnson, but for Columbia records as well. The album feels like it should have been issued on Epic, with those killer Dave Bailey sides from 1961 – which might be why it has frequently gotten lost in Johnson's career, hidden amidst some of the sleepier material that seems to see the light of day more often than this one. The album's a stone winner all the way through – and features Johnson playing some of his gutsiest solos ever. Tracks include "Minor Mist", "In Walked Horace", "Fatback", "Aquarius", and "Shutterbug".

Dominique Lawalree - Vice-Versa (1980) {LP Editions Walrus WLS10} (Released on VINYL but not CD)

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Dominique Lawalree - Vice-Versa (1980) {LP Editions Walrus WLS10} (Released on VINYL but not CD)

Dominique Lawalree - Vice-Versa (1980) {LP Editions Walrus WLS10} (Released on VINYL but not CD)
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© 1980 Editions Walrus | WLS 10
Classical / Neo-Classical / Post-Minimalism / Experimental / Piano

Lawalree is the world’s best kept secret. Playing a Bosendorfer piano, he creates an astonishing world of soundscapes, some of it clearly in the Minimal vein, but there is also a large streak of Satie that runs through a great deal of his music, often melancholy, but sometimes humorous as well, and all of his music feels like a journey of discovery that takes you to some really interesting places.

Miles Davis Quintet with John Coltrane - The 1960 German Concerts (2010) {Jazz Lips Music JL776}

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Miles Davis Quintet with John Coltrane - The 1960 German Concerts (2010) {Jazz Lips Music JL776}

Miles Davis Quintet with John Coltrane - The 1960 German Concerts (2010) {Jazz Lips Music JL776}
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© 1960, 2010 Jazz Lips Music | JL776
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Modal Music / Trumpet / Saxophone

This 2010 release presents two never before released performances in Germany by the great Miles Davis Quintet with John Coltrane. Among the highlights are three different extended performances of 'So What' (two sets were played at the first concert) and a new reading of the classic ''Round Midnight'.

Masahiko Togashi - Isolation (1971) {Nippon Columbia, Paper Sleeve, COCP-30979, rel 2000}

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Masahiko Togashi - Isolation (1971) {Nippon Columbia, Paper Sleeve, COCP-30979, rel 2000}

Masahiko Togashi - Isolation (1971) {Nippon Columbia, Paper Sleeve, COCP-30979, rel 2000}
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© 1971, 2000 Nippon Columbia | COCP-30979
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Experimental Jazz / Drums / Percussion

Top rare Japanese holy grail free jazz album by jazz drummer Masahiko Togashi and jazz saxophonist Mototeru Takagi. This is part of a series of CD reissues from Columbia as "Masahiko Togashi 45th Anniversary". Comes in mini LP replica with 4-page insert in Japanese & obi. A child prodigy on violin and percussion, Togashi became a professional drummer when barely into his teens. He gained a solid reputation in his homeland, playing with Sadao Watanabe among others and also led his own small groups. At the end of the 60s injuries turned him away from playing drums to other percussion instruments and he extended his interest in writing music.

Pierre-Jean Croset - Harmoniques du temps - Overtones Of All Times (1986) {Ocora C 558661 HM90}

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Pierre-Jean Croset - Harmoniques du temps - Overtones Of All Times (1986) {Ocora C 558661 HM90}

Pierre-Jean Croset - Harmoniques du temps - Overtones Of All Times (1986) {Ocora C 558661 HM90}
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© 1986 Ocora / Harmonia Mundi | C 558661 / HM90
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Experimental / Ambient / Instrumental / Lyre Harmonique

The lyre harmonique (harmonic lyre) is an instrument invented by Pierre Jean Croset. As a storyteller, the composer Pierre Jean Croset will weave the motives of music on the plot of time. It will create an "invisible" duality of time counted and the accounting time that it will be used without you realizing it: you will forget the music as it will be created and you will discover it differently from one time to the next to his attentive listening..Pierre jean Croset tells you a story, listen there!

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Litanei 97 & Kurzwellen (2000) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 61}

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Karlheinz Stockhausen - Litanei 97 & Kurzwellen (2000) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 61}

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Litanei 97 & Kurzwellen (2000) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 61}
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© 2000 Stockhausen-Verlag | Stockhausen 61
Classical / Avant-Garde / Experimental / 20th Century

Since 1991, a complete edition of all recordings in which Karlheinz Stockhausen has personally participated is being released on compact discs. Each CD in this series is identified by Stockhausen's signature followed by an encircled number. The numbers indicate the general historical order of the works. Stockhausen realised the electronic music and participated in these recordings as conductor, performer, sound projectionist, and musical director. He personally mixed down the recordings, mastered them for CDs, wrote the texts and drew the covers.

Dexter Gordon - Live at The Playboy Jazz Festival (2018) {RSD Limited Exclusive, LP ROGV-063 rec 1982}

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Dexter Gordon - Live at The Playboy Jazz Festival (2018) {RSD Limited Exclusive, LP ROGV-063 rec 1982}

Dexter Gordon - Live at The Playboy Jazz Festival (2018) {RSD Limited Exclusive, LP ROGV-063 rec 1982}
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© 1982, 2018 Elektra / Warner / Run Out Groove | ROGV-063
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone / Vibes

Black Friday/Record Store Day Exclusive. Limited to 2000 copies worldwide. Live At The Playboy Jazz Festival features the entire set that Dexter Gordon and his working band recorded at the Hollywood Bowl for the Playboy Jazz Festival in 1982, with guest vibes on two tracks by Milt Jackson. This Record Store Day Black Friday exclusive features two previously unreleased tracks (Bag's Groove & The Blues) and two tracks ("Fried Bananas" and "You've Changed") in their complete unedited form to round out the full set.

The Jazzinvaders featuring Dr. Lonnie Smith - 'That's What You Say!' (2013) {Unique Records UNIQ198-2}

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The Jazzinvaders featuring Dr. Lonnie Smith - 'That's What You Say!' (2013) {Unique Records UNIQ198-2}

The Jazzinvaders featuring Dr. Lonnie Smith - 'That's What You Say!' (2013) {Unique Records UNIQ198-2}
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© 2013 Unique Records | UNIQ198-2
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Hammond Organ

The Jazz Invaders here are tighter than ever – and not just because they've got some heavy Hammond help from the legendary Lonnie Smith! Smith's definitely a key part of what makes this album so great – and his organ lines have a sharpness and depth that really stands out from the rest of the group – kind of an extra level of sound that really makes the whole thing sparkle! Yet the group themselves are pretty wonderful too – much more righteous than ever before, going past just a combo who can copy the best jazz modes, into the realm of one that's more than capable of making some mighty fresh sounds of their own.