Porter Wagoner - The Bottom Of The Bottle (1968) & Confessions Of A Broken Man (1966) (2013) {Omni Recording OMNI-173}

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Porter Wagoner - The Bottom Of The Bottle (1968) & Confessions Of A Broken Man (1966) (2013) {Omni Recording OMNI-173}

Porter Wagoner - The Bottom Of The Bottle (1968) & Confessions Of A Broken Man (1966) (2013) {Omni Recording OMNI-173}
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© 1966-68, 2013 RCA Victor / The Omni Recording Corporation | OMNI - 173
Country / Nashville Sound / Country Pop / Traditional Country

Not only does it sport one of the greatest album covers of all time, but 1968’s ‘The Bottom Of The Bottle’ is also one of the very finest of Porter Wagoner’s legendary string of concept LPs. Alcoholic cautionary-tales fashioned from pedal steel, string bass and pure pathos – Porter’s cast of inebriates shuffle from barstool to gutter to grave. ‘Wino’ opens proceedings with surreal back-alley sound-scapes and heart-rending narration, ‘Daddy And The Wine’ charts the downfall of a heart-broken man and ‘One Dime For The Wine’ a rural man’s obliteration in the faceless urban jungle.

Bill Evans Trio - Turn Out The Stars: The Final Village Vanguard Recordings, June 1980 {6CD Box Set Warner 9 45925-2 rel 1996}

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Bill Evans Trio - Turn Out The Stars: The Final Village Vanguard Recordings, June 1980 {6CD Box Set Warner 9 45925-2 rel 1996}

Bill Evans Trio - Turn Out The Stars: The Final Village Vanguard Recordings, June 1980 {6CD Box Set Warner 9 45925-2 rel 1996}
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© 1980, 1996 Warner Bros. | 9 45925-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Piano

Just three months before his death, pianist BIll Evans was extensively recorded at the Village Vanguard. Originally, one or two LPs were to be released featuring his brilliant new trio (with bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Joe LaBarbera), but after the innovative pianist's death, the project was stalled for over 15 years. Finally, when Warner Bros. got around to it, a definitive six-CD box set was released (although unfortunately in limited-edition form). Evans sounded quite energized during his last year, Johnson was developing quickly as both an accompanist and a soloist, and the interplay by the trio members (with subtle support from LaBarbera) sometimes bordered on the telepathic. The playing throughout these consistently inventive performances ranks up there with the Evans-Scott LaFaro-Paul Motian trio of 20 years earlier.

Hildegard von Bingen & Peter Abelard - Jouissance - Ensemble Viriditas (1993) {Spectrum Publications 0 86786 344 7}

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Hildegard von Bingen & Peter Abelard - Jouissance - Ensemble Viriditas (1993) {Spectrum Publications 0 86786 344 7}

Hildegard von Bingen & Peter Abelard - Jouissance - Ensemble Viriditas (1993) {Spectrum Publications 0 86786 344 7}
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© 1993 Spectrum Publications | 0 86786 344 7
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / Chant / 12th Century

VIRIDITAS was founded in 1991 by Juliette Hughes, initially to perform the Ordo Virtutum of Hildegard of Bingen. The group is dedicated to re-thinking the performance of music of the 12th-century Latin West in contemporary framework. It is also involved in the performance of 20th-century music, seeking to set up a dialogue between music of different traditions.

Luc Ferrari - Photophonie (2019) {Transversales Disques rec 1973-1992}

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Luc Ferrari - Photophonie (2019) {Transversales Disques rec 1973-1992}

Luc Ferrari - Photophonie (2019) {Transversales Disques rec 1973-1992}
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© 1973-92, 2019 Transversales Disques
Modern Classical / Early Electronic / Avant-Garde / Electroacoustic / Musique concrète

Remastered from the original master tapes. Transversales is a label co-founded by Jonathan Fitoussi, audio restoration engineer at INA & INA GRM. In 2019, to mark the 90th anniversary of his birth, Transversales Disques is very glad to announce the release of « Photophonie » unpublished archives, spanning 1973-1992, revelatory collection of commercial, `commission and secret music by electroacoustic music pioneer Luc Ferrari.

Art Blakey Quintet - A Night at Birdland Vol.1 (1954) {Blue Note Japan, CP32-5201, Early Press}

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Art Blakey Quintet - A Night at Birdland Vol.1 (1954) {Blue Note Japan, CP32-5201, Early Press}

Art Blakey Quintet - A Night at Birdland Vol.1 (1954) {Blue Note Japan, CP32-5201, Early Press}
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© 1954, 1986 Blue Note / Toshiba EMI Japan | CP32-5201
Jazz / Hard Bop

During Blue Note vault research in 1975, four additional full performances from this historic Birdland recording were discovered. three of them were issued in the U.S. in 1978 as part of a Blakey double album. All four were issued in 1983 in Japan as A NIGHT AT BIRDLAND, Volume Three, which had a short playing time. Due to the expanded time limitations of the CD, half of these discoveries have been added to each of the original Birdland volumes. -Michael Cuscuna

Hal McKusick - Hal McKusick Quartet (1955) {Bethelehem--Fresh Sound FSR-CD 41 rel 1989}

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Hal McKusick - Hal McKusick Quartet (1955) {Bethelehem--Fresh Sound FSR-CD 41 rel 1989}

Hal McKusick - Hal McKusick Quartet (1955) {Bethelehem–Fresh Sound FSR-CD 41 rel 1989}
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© 1955, 1989 Fresh Sound Records / Bethelehem | FSR-CD 41
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Saxophone / Clarinet

Hal McKusick was a fine journeyman cool-toned bop-based altoist and clarinetist on this 1955 Bethlehem studio date (reissued on CD by Fresh Sound), McKusick is accompanied by guitarist Barry Galbraith, bassist Milt Hinton and drummer Osie Johnson on a variety of straightahead tunes including seven originals by arranger Manny Albam. The music is pleasing, light and swinging.

Lee Konitz - Lee Konitz Meets Jimmy Giuffre (1951-1959) {2CD Set Verve 527 780-2 rel 1996}

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Lee Konitz - Lee Konitz Meets Jimmy Giuffre (1951-1959) {2CD Set Verve 527 780-2 rel 1996}

Lee Konitz - Lee Konitz Meets Jimmy Giuffre (1951-1959) {2CD Set Verve 527 780-2 rel 1996}
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© 1951-59, 1996 Verve / PolyGram | 527 780-2
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Saxophone

This unusual two-CD set not only reissues the original LP of the same name but three other rare Verve LP's from the 1950's. Altoist Lee Konitz (on "An Image") is showcased during a set of adventurous Bill Russo arrangements for an orchestra and strings in 1958, pops up on half of Ralph Burns' underrated 1951 classic Free Forms (the most enjoyable of the four sets) and meets up with baritonist Jimmy Giuffre, whose arrangements for five saxes (including the great tenor Warne Marsh) and a trio led by pianist Bill Evans are sometimes equally influenced by classical music and bop.

Dave Pike - The Doors Of Perception (1970) {Wounded Bird WOU2007 rel 2007}

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Dave Pike - The Doors Of Perception (1970) {Wounded Bird WOU2007 rel 2007}

Dave Pike - The Doors Of Perception (1970) {Wounded Bird WOU2007 rel 2007}
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© 1970, 2007 Wounded Bird Records | WOU 2007
Jazz / Modal Music / Psychedelic Jazz / Vibes

The Doors of Perception, recorded by Dave Pike and his group, is one of the oddest records in his rather exotic – and utterly hip – discography. Produced by Herbie Mann and featuring a cast of all-stars including Lee Konitz, Eddie Daniels, Don Friedman, Chuck Israel, and Arnie Wise, this is the Pike version of an acid experiment. On this 1970 release (recorded perhaps as early as 1966), Mann gets all crazy with sound effects like echo chamber, piped-in applause from a make-believe audience, thunderstorms, the dancefloor of a crowded discotheque, a Leslie speaker recorded on overload on warbling audio tape, perhaps even the sound of a live date.

Various Artists - The Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions (2004) {5CD Box Set Verve B0003252-02 QS01 rec 1952-1954}

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Various Artists - The Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions (2004) {5CD Box Set Verve B0003252-02 QS01 rec 1952-1954}

Various Artists - The Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions (2004) {5CD Box Set Verve B0003252-02 QS01 rec 1952-1954}
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© 1952-54, 2004 Verve / Universal | B0003252-02 QS01
Jazz / Bop / Bebop / Standards

The historic Norman Granz Jam Sessions, recorded between 1952-1954 for Clef and Mercury, are among the most treasured jam sets of all time. The nine separate albums featured the crème de la crème of New York's jazz community from Charlie Parker to Roy Eldridge, Ben Webster, Johnny Hodges, Oscar Peterson, Lionel Hampton and Max Roach and dozens of others. This box set simply collects all nine LPs on five remastered CDs, containing original artwork in a slipcase that fits inside a handsome metal display box. The individual volumes are of consistently very high quality and are utterly indispensable to jazz aficionados. For those who already have the discs, this is merely superfluous. For those who don't, this is a pricey buy but a hell of a way to begin a jazz education.

Dr. Lonnie Smith - The Art Of Organizing (2009) {Criss Cross Jazz - Criss 1318}

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Dr. Lonnie Smith - The Art Of Organizing (2009) {Criss Cross Jazz - Criss 1318}

Dr. Lonnie Smith - The Art Of Organizing (2009) {Criss Cross Jazz - Criss 1318}
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© 2009 Criss Cross Jazz | Criss 1318 CD
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Post Bop / Hammond Organ B-3

Brace yourselves for The Art of Organizing, the very first appearance on Criss Cross by organ master Dr. Lonnie Smith. Organ jazz is of course an important part of the Criss Cross catalog. Our releases by the likes of Melvin Rhyne and Sam Yahel bear that out, also demonstrating how this vital idiom spans the generations. And you're very likely to find that a Criss Cross organ date involves modern master guitarist Peter Bernstein, an important leader for our label in his own right. Indeed, it is none other than Bernstein who joins Smith on The Art of Organizing.

George Adams / Don Pullen Quartet - City Gates (1983) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

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George Adams / Don Pullen Quartet - City Gates (1983) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

George Adams / Don Pullen Quartet - City Gates (1983) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1983, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6407
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. George Adams and Don Pullen knock it out of the park on this one – finding great company in each other's presence, and really moving things forward in the process! The set begins with a long track titled "Mingus Metamorphosis", and that really sums up the spirit of the record – an 80s reworking of all the ideas that the players had learned from Mingus, but with an individual, personal sense that's all their own – and very different than some of the more standard modes of the Mingus Dynasty group that continued the legacy in a more direct manner. Adams is bold one minute, lyrical the next – and plays both tenor and flute – alongside Pullen on piano, Cameron Brown on bass, and Dannie Richmond on drums.

George Adams & Don Pullen Quartet - Earth Beams (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

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George Adams & Don Pullen Quartet - Earth Beams (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

George Adams & Don Pullen Quartet - Earth Beams (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1980, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6406
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. A firey session from the quartet of George Adams and Don Pullen – a set that has the group stretching out in some of their most spiritual modes, yet still finding plenty of time to swing as well! Adams is tremendous on tenor – a very fresh voice in the post-Coltrane world, with phrasing that is all his own – even more amplified when he switches to flute – and Pullen's got this ability to go outside, and show his knowledge of the darker corners of the keyboard – yet never let that side of his playing overwhelm things, possibly because the rhythmic accompaniment from Cameron Brown on bass and Dannie Richmond on drums is so strong. Tracks are all long, and very individual – with the group in high spirits on the titles "Earth Beams", "Magnetic Love Field", "Saturday Nite In The Cosmos", "More Flowers", and "Dionysus".

Various Composers - Orchestras of Japan 1990-1993 (1993) {4CD Set Affinis Japan AF-0001~0004}

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Various Composers - Orchestras of Japan 1990-1993 (1993) {4CD Set Affinis Japan AF-0001~0004}

Various Composers - Orchestras of Japan 1990-1993 (1993) {4CD Set Affinis Japan AF-0001~0004}
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© 1990-93 Affinis Japan | AF-0001~0004
Classical / Orchestral

An album representing orchestras in Japan. The Affinis Music Festival(AMF) is a seminar-based music festival organized by the Affinis Arts Foundation for musicians who belong to professional orchestras in Japan. Members of professional orchestras nationwide and invited musicians who perform music at first-rate orchestras around the world gather to participate in various activities, which are divided into three main programs: seminars, concerts, and cultural program for citizens.

Various Artists - Cold War Countdown: Country Music Goes To War 1952-1972 (2019) {OMNI - 199}

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Various Artists - Cold War Countdown: Country Music Goes To War 1952-1972 (2019) {OMNI - 199}

Various Artists - Cold War Countdown: Country Music Goes To War 1952-1972 (2019) {OMNI - 199}
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© 1952-72, 2019 The Omni Recording Corporation | OMNI - 199
Country / Folk / Bluegrass / Gospel

From the people who brought you 'Hillbillies In Hell'. War, Patriotism, Pathos, Paranoia and Propaganda in the Country Music Experience. Vinyl Relics recovered from abandoned Fall-Out Shelters and excavated from beneath wastelands of Radioactive Rubble. Country Music Artefacts from the Cold War Era: Hyper-Patriotic Anthems, Delirious Cowpoke Agitprop Diatribes, Peacenik Protestations and Heartfelt Homefront Lamentations. Years in the making - 'Cold War Countdown' presents 28 tempestuous tirades of Red-Scare Pinko-Subversion, Iron Curtain-Clad Simian Freedom Fighters, Bearded Despots, Flower Power Fall-Out, the War Wizened, the Walking Wounded and Heart-Wrenching Fallen Heroes.

Various Artists - Hillbillies In Hell: Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974 - Tribulations (2019) {OMNI - 198}

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Various Artists - Hillbillies In Hell: Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974 - Tribulations (2019) {OMNI - 198}

Various Artists - Hillbillies In Hell: Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974 - Tribulations (2019) {OMNI - 198}
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© 1952-74, 2019 The Omni Recording Corporation | OMNI - 198
Country / Folk / World Music / Gospel / Hillbilly

Deep in the woods this smokey catalog of Nashville icons and hayseed misfits births 'Hillbillies In Hell: Tribulations' - a subterranean collection of deathly Nephilim, swampy graves, teenaged suicidal ideation, tormented Gospel tales, grisly mountain murders, craven lustmords, Apocalyptic visions and problematic parenting. Often originally waxed on microscopic labels and distributed in minuscule amounts, these troubled and sometimes forgotten troubadours sing of lustful homicides, masonic assassinations and Satan's perpetual slaves. Years in the making - 'Hillbillies In Hell: Tribulations' presents 32 testaments of timeless tribulations - sinful succubi, axe-wielding cuckolds, vengeful Hill-folk and the eternal quest for blistered redemption.