JOE LOVANO / A LOST IMMORTAL: A Far Out Fugue

Originally posted April 2011 Robert Baird writes ….. Whistling ductwork, whirring fans, murmuring pipes—along with being jazz’s most storied location, a living shrine to the memories of Bill Evans, John Coltrane, and so many others, Manhattan’s Village Vanguard, on Seventh Avenue South, was, on this winter’s night, the Das Boot of jazz. In every corner, […]

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EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND / LOST IMMORTALS: Live At Rockpalast – Harmonie Bonn, Germany, March 24th 2006 (CD/DVD)

We are told: Soon after moving from quiet Warwick to London in 1968, the Edgar Broughton Band was signed by the former Pink Floyd manager Peter Jenner to Blackhill Enterprises and EMI’s Harvest label. Their first album “Wasa Wasa” had a heavily blues-influenced and psychedelic sound, hard-driven by Edgar Broughton’s gritty vocal style, similar to […]

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MAYNARD FERGUSON A LOST IMMORTAL: Live From San Francisco (CD)

Reissue of Ferguson’s acclaimed live performance form 1983. Features original cover art. Contains new liner notes from noted Ferguson aficionado Eric Palmquist. BY 1983, MAYNARD FERGUSON HAD CONQUERED JAZZ, TELEVISION, THE POP CHARTS AND EVEN PLAYED THE CLOSING CEREMONIES OF THE 1976 OLYMPICS. His Storm release from that year brought him back to the faithful, […]

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GRAND FUNK LOST IMMORTALS: Did this ’70s rock group disappear in the realm of mediocrity?

Bob Smith writes … The band began as a trio back in 1969 and took their name from a railroad company that had a line running through their home town of Flint, Michigan. The band saw tremendous popularity in the early 1970’s quickly becoming a well recognized band. By 1971 the band was selling out […]

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From the archives: Channa Vithana / “I grew out of Clapton and the Stones as my twenties faded because I can’t stand their bland dinner-party classic status, after one too many of their “

Previously published on September 17, 2012Channa’s (formerly of Hi-Fi World and now of Hi-Fi Choice joins us as guest writer for a short series of contributions. Prologue Music continues to be within the very structure of my life. Consequently, I use it as non-background direct stimulus when I work, or equally as engrossing and positively […]

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ALLMAN BROTHERS: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 30th December 1979 WLIR – FM Broadcast (Limited Ed/300 Clear Vinyl 3LP)

We are told: Stricktly limited to 300 copies.  Clear vinyl 3LP.  The band had split during the narcotic mayhem of the 41 date 75/76 tour, where Gregg testified in the trial of security man to the Allmans Scooter Herring resulting in the latter’s 75 year prison sentence. Leavell, Williams and Jaimoe continued with Sea Level, […]

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Channa Vithana / “Regardless of genre, what really turns me on ……….

Music continues to be within the very structure of my life. Consequently, I use it as non-background direct stimulus when I work, or equally as engrossing and positively mind-massaging pharmaceuticals when I am not. Even an atrocity like a Cliff Richard record must never be in the background – like dinner-party fodder. Dinner-party ‘classics’ sucked […]

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TASTE: The Irish rock/blues band formed in the mid sixties that featured Rory Gallagher on guitar and vocals:I’ll Remember (4CD Box Set)

  We are told: I’ll Remember, an archival box set featuring the music of Taste, the Irish rock/blues band formed in the mid sixties that featured Rory Gallagher on guitar and vocals. The four disc set will feature both studio albums (1969′s Taste and the 1970 follow-up On The Boards) expanded with many alternate versions of album tracks. The third CD is full of live audio from 1970 […]

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The Record Plant ’73 (CD) by Michael Bloomfield with Mark Naftalin

In a Rolling Stone interview Dylan remembered Bloomfield as “the guy that I always miss….. he had so much soul. And he knew all the styles”.  Al Kooper, that “he had 90% talent, 10% ambition”and in 1966 Clapton called him “music on two legs” Combining stinging treble-tone, articulate and fluid phrasing and headlong full tilt […]

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SOFT MACHINE / LOST IMMORTALS: Early

 “…can’t stop listening to it. Utterly wonderful, experimental but still “pop” music. The Soft Machine and Volume Two, I got into a few years ago but just found Jet Propelled Photographs which are recordings that predate the first album. The early single Love Makes Sweet Music is a classic as well. Any other early Softs […]

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DAVE DAVIES: STRANGERS THE FILM

It`s been a long road, but we`re in the latter stages of post-production, been busy editing from hundreds of hours of footage shot over the last tours. We  had a low budget of $9,000 for the project, so have done all the filming and editing , archive research myself.. Over half of the budget has been spent on archive, […]

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THE BILL EVANS TRIO: On A Monday Evening (Vinyl LP)

We are told: UNRELEASED 1976 BILL EVANS TRIO CONCERT on VINYL. On A Monday Evening features eight songs performed in the Madison Union Theater at the University of Wisconsinon Monday, November 15, 1976 and exists thanks to two college-age deejays that recorded and archived the concert. Larry Goldberg and James Farber had interviewed Bill Evans […]

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