Blossom Dearie - The Adorable Blossom Dearie. CD. (Label: El, Cat.No: ACMEM129CD)
Twenty seven tracks featuring one of the most distinctive vocalistsjazz has produced. This compilation draws the listeners attention to her sublime early recordings from the 50's. Her emergence in this era was something shockingly different; a breath of fresh air for popular music. Includes: "Lover Man", "April In Paris" and "Flamingo"
Erik Satie - Socrate / Mass For The Poor / Piano Pieces. CD. (Label: El, Cat.No: ACMEM130CD)
Out of print for five decades, these recordings of Erik Satie's beautiful symphonic dramas are restored andreleased digitally for the first time. The twenty two tracks here represent some of the best classical avant garde recordings of the twentieth century. Fans of John Cage, Gary Numan, Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett and Frank Zappa should recognise some of his works as they have covered the great mans work, someone who has deservedly achieved an international fan base.
Harold McNair - The Fence. CD. (Label: Hux Records, Cat.No: HUX095)
Jamaican born Harold McNair was one of the unsung heroes of the second generation of British modernists. His Parkeresque alto, Rollins-influenced tenor and truly unique flute playing astounded the London jazz scene in the early 1960s.His flute was heavily featured on the soundtrack for Ken Loach's film ‘Kes’, as was his tenor saxophone on the original 1962 soundtrack theme from ‘Dr. No’. Also, In addition to playing flute on most of Donovan’s 1960s albums, he was a founder member of ‘Ginger Baker’s Airforce’. In fact, the roll-call of his associates represents a golden age of musical interaction. Davey Graham, Blossom Dearie, Jon Hendricks, John Martyn, Magna Carta, Don Partridge, John Cameron and Alexis Korner all benefited from McNair’s versatility until 1971 when his career was cut short by lung cancer at the age of just 39.McNair’s 1970 LP, ‘The Fence’, has always been a much sought after rarity amongst collectors. Now digitally re-mastered, this reissue features liner notes and period photographs by Val Wilmer.
Tom Waits - Under Review 1983- 2006. DVD. (Label: Sexy Individual, Cat.No: SIDVD530)
80 minute documentary DVD, which looks at this extraordinary musician and performer’s music during that period. After Waits’ marriage to Katherine Brennan in 1980, his music became more experimental, challenging and left field, but without any compromise of his craft the songs were better than ever. Through album after album during the 1980s, the 1990s and the 2000s, Waits stunned his audience time and again.This program looks again at these records, and the man who made them, and in doing so provides the most enlightening, revealing and downright entertaining Tom Waits documentary yet to emerge.
Ethel Ennis - This Is Ethel Ennis. CD. (Label: Poker, Cat.No: DECKCD 108)
Baltimore native Ethel Ennis is an American national treasure. Famous for being the first singer to sing the National Anthem a capella (at Richard Nixon's 1973 presidential inauguration), she was loved by Sinatra and her home city where she became cultural ambassador in the late '70's. Collected here is her 1958 RCA debut album, available on CD for the first time alongside ten non album 45's from the mid 60's. A brilliant jazz singer capable of some really warm vocal performances, this would be a fine addition to anyone's collection. Booklet includes liner notes, memorabilia and label repro's.
Shortly before he appeared on the landmark Advancement LP in 1969, vibraphone virtuoso Lynn Blessing released this, his only solo album. A superb fusion of jazz and laid-back psychedelia, it features musicians such as Sneaky Pete Kleinow (Flying Burrito Brothers) and Wolfgang Melz (the Association, Gabor Szabo) and was produced by legendary jazz flautist Paul Horn (Miles Davis, Donovan). Including a handful of mellow originals alongside unorthodox covers of songs by the Beatles, the Byrds, the Who, Bob Dylan and Judee Sill, it’s a laid-back delight from start to finish. As Blessing says at the outset: Sit back, relax, and take off.
Bonzo Dog Band - A Bundle Of Bonzos ! - 6 CD Set. 6-CD Set. (Label: EMI, Cat.No: BB6CD)
Here's an exclusive for Freak Emporium customers only. All five EMI re-issues of the classic Bonzo Dog Band EMI catalogue (Gorilla, The Doughnut In Granny's Greenhouse, Tadpoles, Keynsham, Let's Make Up and Be Friendly) newly remastered and expanded together with a copy of Songs The Bonzo Dog Band Taught Us, signed by the legendary Mr. Wonderful himself Mr. Legs Larry Smith! These CD's are only available for a limited time on a pre-order basis so please make sure you get your orders in to avoid disappointment! For details on each album please see listings elsewhere. THE IMAGE ON THIS ITEM IS FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY.WE HAVE 5 SETS AVAILABLE FROM PEOPLE WHO DID NOT PAY FOR THEIR ORDER.FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.
Lunar Dunes - From Above. CD. (Label: Duney, Cat.No: DUNE1)
Brilliant purely instrumental 2007 CD from the ex Treatment and songwriter guitarist. Born out of passionate listening and a shared love of Coltrane, Krautrock, Space rock, rock in general as well as the many and varied eccentricities of English Psychedelia this is a spacey trippy excursion in sound . Housed in a replica mini LP gatefold sleeve with other-worldly artwork From Above is one of the best instrumental psych/space rock albums we have heard for some time. Treatment were easily the most psychedelic UK band of the 1980s and this CD is a welcome addition to their small but perfectly formed legacy.
Pat Metheny - Secret Story (expanded And Remastered Collectors Edition). Dble CD. (Label: NONESUCH / WARNERS / CINRAM, Cat.No: 7559799810)
Composer and guitarist Metheny revisited his 1992 Grammy Award-winning album and restored five previously unreleased tracks from the sessions to create the ultimate version of his cinematic , orchestrated delight. His most ambitious solo work, this instrumental release encompasses elements of Cambodian, Indian, Argentine, Japanese and Brazilian musical styles and features members of the London Orchestra.
David Amram Quartet - Pull My Daisy…and Other Jazz Classics Featuring The Poetry. CD. (Label: Bridge Records, Cat.No: BRIDGE9234)
Live performances from the late 80's that feature a David Amram led quartet playing tracks that Amram originally performed with Jack Kerouac in 1957. This gig celebrates the groundbreaking performances (the first ever jazz poetry reading) that led to the documentary film "Pull My Daisy." Nine tracks in total, including: "Lover Man", "Tennessee Waltz" and "Saint Thomas.
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Live At Montreux 1978 / 1984. dbl DVD. (Label: Eagle Vision, Cat.No: EREDV640)
This is the first ever Mahavishnu Orchestra DVD. With McLaughlin as the ever-present, the Orchestra line-up went through various phases and these two concerts from Montreux showcase the band at distinctively different times of their career, with the seventies show featuring later stars Jean-Luc Ponty and Michael Walden and the eighties concert featuring saxophone maestro Bill Evans. PAL / REGION 2 / MAIN FEATURE 220 minutes.
Colin Towns - Doc Martin - Music From The Hit ITV1 Series. CD. (Label: POV Records, Cat.No: POV1105)
After years of success in the Ian Gillan Band and his own Mask Orchestra, Colin Towns has recently moved into the soundtrack game, working on TV, film an advert projects to great success. His latest work is on Doc Martin, a British television comedy drama. Created by Dominic Minghella, it is filmed on location in and around the fishing village of Port Isaac in Cornwall. Tango based, highly rhythmic, with melodies shooting off in all directions, the music adds weight and dignity to Martin Clunes’ blundering, fish-out-of-water character. The music is crucial to the atmosphere and is prominent on screen.
Miles Davis - Steamin' [Rudy Van Gelder Edition]. CD. (Label: Universal, Cat.No: 7230167)
Of Miles Davis's many bands, none was more influential and popular than the quintet with John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones. Davis's muted ballads and medium-tempo standards endeared him to the public. The horns' searing exposition of classics like "Salt Peanuts" and "Well, You Needn't" captivated musicians. The searching, restless improvisations of Coltrane intrigued listeners who had a taste for adventure. The flawless rhythm section became a model for bands everywhere. Steamin' from 1956 is a significant portion of the music of this remarkable group.
Ramsey Lewis Trio - In Person Volume 1: 1960 - 65. CD. (Label: Rev Ola, Cat.No: CRREV221)
A fifteen track collection of the best tracks by this soul jazz pop group, recorded live on their record breaking tours of the early 60's. Featuring Maurice White (fouder of Earth, Wind & Fire), this three piece were hugely popular in this era for their accessable jazz pop numbers that attracted many fans who were not previously drawn to the genre. Fifteen remastered tracks in all.