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  • Dali Kubik Free Speakers - Red Dali Kubik Free Speakers - Red Quick View

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    Dali Kubik Free Speakers - Red


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    The essence of the DALI KUBIK FREE is connectivity. This elegantly designed active speaker enables you to enjoy music from a wide variety of sources and can be connected via Bluetooth, USB, Optical or Analog inputs.


    Connectivity

    Bluetooth and Optical input is just two of the seven possible connection types that the KUBIK system offers. The broad range of connectors ensure that any device will connect to the KUBIK system at the best possible quality. To improve ease of use even more, the KUBIK system offers IR learning that enables the use of an existing remote control to navigate the KUBIK system.


    The DALI DNA

    By working with many of DALI's well-known speaker technologies like the soft dome tweeter, wood fibre cones, low-loss rubber surrounds and a glass reinforced polymer basket, the KUBIK system is clearly a true DALI speaker at its core. Adding a 4 channel stereo Class D amplifier into the mix only underlines the development team's dedication to making the KUBIK system a real Hi-Fi speaker.


    The KUBIK system consists of two elements the KUBIK FREE and the KUBIK XTRA. The two components can be setup in three different ways. Using the KUBIK FREE alone as a standalone system, using the KUBIK FREE and the KUBIK XTRA together in a stereo system or using the KUBIK FREE and KUBIK XTRA together in a two room standalone system.


    Build quality

    The main housing is based on one piece of extruded aluminium. This serves to strengthen the entire product giving it a solid feel and ensures that all components can be fitted tightly onto the structure eliminating vibrations. The back plate also acts as heat transfer for the amplifier and power supply. The top of the KUBIK is crafted from the same aluminium and reveals the solid build of the KUBIK FREE.


    Amplifier

    The 100 Watts Class D amplifier is a true active solution offering a fully digital crossover, direct handling of digital sources, and a high quality AD converter. The four channel stereo amplifier (4 x 25 Watts) controls the audio signal to the woofer and the tweeter module individually.


    This is a major part of the high quality performance of the KUBIK system since it makes it possible to control and optimize the audio stream perfectly for the drivers used in the KUBIK system. Having that level of control lets the acoustic engineers transform every bit of information into driver movement. This truly is a combination where two plus two equals 5.


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  • The Vertical Mind The Vertical Mind Quick View

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    The Vertical Mind

    Fred Schneider of the B-52's new project the Superions are a nonstop disco new wave party explosion for all generations.


    Since their Christmas record a couple of years back, pop dadaists Fred Schneider & The Superions have been roaming through their apartment, looking for the next party. Fred writes the words and sings the songs. Noah and Dan make the music.Blame it on the wine. Blame it on Orlando, Florida. The Superions go where no one else dares to go--into the silly, the ridiculous, the fun, the insane.

    1. The Veritcal Mind
    2. Konnichiwa
    3. Glitter Gulch
    4. Albóndigas (Meatball Ole!)
    5. Sleeping Booty
    6. Stampede At The Petting Zoo
    7. When The Dingoes Ate The Babies
    8. Passport Waller Cellphone
    9. Strip Search
    10. Kiss Me To Heaven
    11. (Underpants) In The Rain
    12. Savage Kiss
    Fred Schneider and the Superions
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  • Fred Neil Fred Neil Quick View

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    Fred Neil

    Neil's 1966 debut contains some of his best known (and most covered) songs including Dolphins, That's The Bag I'm In, and the future theme song to the 1969 blockbuster film Midnight Cowboy (and Harry Nilsson hit) Everybody's Talkin'. Absolutely stunning folk-blues from a Greenwich Village master. Reissued on 180 gram vinyl with a deluxe tip-on jacket.
    1. The Dolphins
    2. I've Got A Secret
    3. That's The Bag I'm In
    4. Badi-Da
    5. Faretheewell
    6. Everybody's Talkin'
    7. Everything Happens
    8. Sweet Cocaine
    9. Green Rocky Road
    10. Cynicrustpetefredjohn Raga
    Fred Neil
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  • Fred Beethoven Fred Beethoven Quick View

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    Fred Beethoven

    Blue Colored Vinyl


    Newly found unreleased album recorded across two winter time sessions at Nikkis favorite recording studio Woodbine Studios in Learnington Spa. The profile of the late Nikki Sudden has never been higher with the release of the highly acclaimed Box Set The Boy from Nowhere & the release by Numbero Uno of all the early albums on vinyl.

    1. Johnny B Goode
    2. Black Satin Suit
    3. Blenkinsop's Soup Kitchen
    4. Looking at You
    5. It's Gonna Be Alright
    6. Stereo Baby
    7. Summer Burn Down
    8. Forest Fire
    9. Debris
    10. Pin A Rose On Me
    11. Don't Look Back
    12. So Much To Learn
    Nikki Sudden
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  • Fred McDowell Vol. 2 Fred McDowell Vol. 2 Quick View

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    Fred McDowell Vol. 2

    Includes MP3 Download


    Fred McDowells Vol. 2, originally released on Arhoolie in 1966 is one of the finest recorded examples of the Hill Country Blues style. With a distinctive and hypnotic guitar style McDowell powers through 12 tunes here, almost all originals. A stone classic.

    1. I Ain't Gonna Be Bad No More
    2. Where Were You
    3. I Looked At The Sun
    4. Do My Baby Ever Think Of Me
    5. Brooks Run Into The Ocean
    6. Bull Dog Blues
    7. I Walked All The Way From East St. Louis
    8. Red Cross Store Blues
    9. Gravel Road Blues
    10. Frisco Lines
    11. You Got To Move
    12. I Wish I Was In Heaven Sittin Down
    Fred McDowell
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  • My Home Is In The Delta My Home Is In The Delta Quick View

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    My Home Is In The Delta


    Original Ultra-Rare Cover


    Remastered By Sound-Mastermind Gary Hobish


    These recordings, made in 1963-64, showcase Fred McDowell in his prime. As recorded by Peter Welding, My Home Is In The Delta finds Fred and his wife, basking in the blues and gospel. Unlike Amazing Grace, which was also originally released by Testament and reissued by Sutro Park, this album is barer...a little more raw and personal....as if Fred was in a room right next to you playing the blues with his slide style that set the pace for everyone who came after. Fred McDowell is the king of the hill country blues, and My Home Is In The Delta is the crown. Includes classics such as Going Down South and Waiting For My Baby.


    A true treasure, remastered for this release by sound-mastermind Gary Hobish and it is pressed on 180 gram vinyl with a beautiful tip on jacket. Note: this is the original ultra-rare cover.

    1. Waiting For My Baby
    2. I'm In Jail Again
    3. The Girl I'm Loving

    4. Going Down South, Carry My Whip
    5. Diving Duck Blues
    6. The Sun Rose This Morning
    7. Get Right, Church
    8. Amazing Grace
    9. Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed

    10. Where Would I Go (But To The Lord)?
    11. The Lord Will Make A Way
    12. Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
    13. When The Saints Go Marching In
    Fred McDowell & Annie Mae McDowell
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  • Other Side Of This Life (Discontinued) Other Side Of This Life (Discontinued) Quick View

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    Other Side Of This Life (Discontinued)

    Other Side Of This Life is the final album from American folk music legend Fred Neil, released in 1971 before his long self-imposed retirement from music to focus on dolphin conservation in his home state of Florida. Other Side of This Life may not be Neil's most memorable album but it's still head and shoulders above most other singer-songwriter material of the era.
    Other Side Of This Life
    Roll On Rosie
    The Dolphins
    That's The Bag I'm In
    Sweet Cocaine
    Everybody's Talkin
    Come Back Baby
    Badi-Da
    Prettiest Train
    Felicity
    Fred Neil
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  • All Are Saved All Are Saved Quick View

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    All Are Saved

    Never settling down for a second, Fred Thomas has spent the last decade and a half flying just beneath the radar of most listeners, but amassing a dedicated grassroots collection of friends and admirers.
    "All Are Saved" is technically the eighth Fred Thomas solo album, and possibly the best yet.


    The result of over a year of recording, refinement and long-labored sonic sculpting, these eleven tracks are the culmination of everything Fred Thomas has done before while being a decidedly bold move into brand new territory. Heavy, poetic lyrics are more spoken than sung, recalling the urgency and straightforwardness
    of cult bands like The Van Pelt or Life Without Buildings, while each song builds on a patchwork of grainy samples, dreamlike guitar figures and deftly produced clashes of organic instrumentation
    and vintage synth textures.


    Fred's dabblings in melancholic chamber pop (Saturday Looks Good To Me), ambient electronics (City Center), jangly but angular guitar playing (Failed Flowers) experimental production and jaw-droppingly confessional lyricism are all distilled into one unflinching statement. These are the raw nerves of the friendliest guy
    at the party, spilling out shamelessly naked feelings. The album features mixing assistance on many songs from Drew Vandenburg (of Montreal, Deerhunter), and several guest spots from friends in bands like People Get Ready, Radiator Hospital, Known Moons and even a guest backing vocal cameo from Andrew W.K.

    1. Every Song Sung To A Dog
    2. When They Built The Schools
    3. July
    4. Cops Don't Care Pt. II
    5. Monster Movie
    6. Bad Blood
    7. Unfading Flower
    8. Bed Bugs
    9. Expo '87
    10. Thesis (Lear)
    11. Doggie
    Fred Thomas
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  • Tear Down The Walls Tear Down The Walls Quick View

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    Tear Down The Walls

    The rumbling baritone of Fred Neil and Vince Martins earthy tenor... Its a vocal blend every bit as impressive as the great duos in music history: the Everly Brothers and Simon & Garfunkel with a Greenwich Village twist, of course. Put Neil and Martin, a pair of New York City folkie legends-in-the-making, into a recording studio with a young, pre-Spoonful John Sebastian on harmonica and Felix Pappalardi (later to produce Cream and the Youngbloods) on guitarron (an acoustic Mexican bass guitar) and magic is inevitable. This, of course, is Fred Neil in 1964, well before he just walked away from the folk scene and split for Florida and premature retirement in 1971, to remain an enigma until his recent death. Every recording by this compelling, monstrously talented singer/songwriter should be cherished like spun gold. From the original Elektra Records stereo master, Tear Down the Walls is one of Neils first studio sessions and is undeniably also one of his best.

    1. I Know You Rider
    2. Red Flowers
    3. Tear Down the Walls

    4. Weary Blues

    5. Toy Balloon
    6. Baby
    7. Morning Dew
    8. I'm a Drifter
    9. Linin' Track
    10. Wild Child in a World of Trouble

    11. Dade County Jail
    12. I Got 'Em
    13. Lonesome Valley
    Vince Martin & Fred Neil
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  • Mississippi Delta Blues (Awaiting Repress) Mississippi Delta Blues (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Mississippi Delta Blues (Awaiting Repress)

    "Mississippi" Fred Mcdowell's 1965 Recording With Producer Alan Bates In Como, Mississippi


    Remastered For Vinyl At Infrasonic Mastering


    Pressed On Audiophile-Grade Vinyl At Pallas Group


    As Ron Wynn wrote for AllMusic, "Fred McDowell played
    simple, haunting blues with vivid, demonstrative passion
    and power." This is music that owes nothing to artifice,
    but simply makes its impact through the total honesty of
    the performer. Of all the blues singers of the older school
    who have been discovered or rediscovered in recent
    years, McDowell may well be the most impressive, and
    this LP affords ample proof of his stature.


    "Mississippi Delta Blues" was recorded in Como,
    Mississippi, late in 1965, by producer Alan Bates. The LP
    was originally issued by Bate's Black Lion label in 1965.
    It has now been remastered by Infrasonic Mastering,
    and pressed on audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas Group
    in Germany.

    1. Some Day Baby
    2. Milk Cow Blues
    3. The Train I Ride
    4. Over The Hill
    5. Goin' Down To The River
    6. I Wished I Were In Heaven Sitting Down
    7. Louise
    Fred McDowell
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  • Worker Worker Quick View

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    Worker

    While navigating 20 years, 16 members, 25 albums, and countless tours around the world, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey has become an institution in modern music. Defined by evolution and change, the band has invented its own language, one that permeates JFJO's sound regardless of configuration. Although there is no Jacob or Fred, the last 20 years have indeed been a Jazz Odyssey.


    With a nod to their history in place, it didn't take JFJO long to return to the ideal that's led them to where they stand today. That is to surge forward, fearlessly and freely, in line with their creative impulses. Thus the electrifying trio of keyboardist Brian Haas, guitarist Chris Combs and drummer Josh Raymer followed their muse into ever-evolving terrain to write and record Worker.


    Incorporating indie and electronic music influences within their process, the 11-track effort is a meticulously crafted, intricately woven, genre-defying statement. But don't let its precision fool you: This is visceral live music, played by sentient beings. Worker probes the nexus of modern and primitive, fearlessly merging analog and digital sounds (all the bass on the album comes courtesy of a pair of Moog synths), composition and improvisation with real-time sequencing. As it's been for 20 years, JFJO's musical instincts light the way. So it goes, and rightfully so, on this perpetually inspired jazz odyssey. Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey Worker available now via the Royal Potato Family.

    1. New Bird
    2. Appropriation Song
    3. Betamax
    4. Hey Hey NSA
    5. Say Nothing
    6. Council Oak
    7. Bounce
    8. Let Yourself Out
    9. Mesa
    10. Better Living Through Competitive Spirituality
    11. The Finder's Keeper
    Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
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  • Amazing Grace Amazing Grace Quick View

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    Amazing Grace

    One of the truly legendary releases in the cannon of the man who defined modern Hill Country Blues, Amazing Grace finds Fred McDowell playing with the Hunters Chapel Singers in Hunters Chapel of Como, Mississippi. This 1966 release originally on Testament was one of the few records producer Jim Dickinson took with him to every recording session for reference material. McDowell and company perform what the record subtitle calls Mississippi Delta spirituals on this stark and moving set, which includes a version of one of his signature tunes, You Got to Move.

    1. Jesus On The Mainline

    2. When I Lay My Burden Down
    3. Im So Glad (I Got Good Religion)
    4. Going Over The Hill
    5. I Know Ive Been Converted
    6. Just a Little More Faith
    7. Back, Back, Train
    8. You Got To Move
    9. Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed
    10. Amazing Grace
    11. Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
    12. Tell The Angels
    13. When You Come Out Of The Wilderness
    14. The Lord Will Make A Way
    15. Its A Blessing
    16. This Little Light Of Mine

    Fred McDowell
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  • When I Lay My Burden Down When I Lay My Burden Down Quick View

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    When I Lay My Burden Down

    This amazing artifact showcases two intimate recordings with two of the legends of the blues. Furry Lewis and Fred McDowell were recorded in their homes in the late '60s and Biograph lovingly originally released the recordings as a split record. Both artists rise to the occasion, creating laid-back stylings of some of their most famous songs (John Henry, Casey Jones, When I Lay My Burden Down) as well as material not as readily available anywhere else. This is the first opportunity to buy this release since it was first put out over thirty years ago! 180g vinyl reissue from Sutro Park remastered especially for this release!
    Side A - Fred McDowell
    1. If You See My Baby
    2. John Henry
    3. Louise
    4. 61 Highway
    5. Big Fat Mama
    6. When I Lay My Burden Down
    7. Dankin' Farm
    Side B - Furry Lewis
    8. Casey Jones (Ramblin' Mind)
    9. Harry Furry Blues
    10. Every Day In The Week
    11. Grieve My Mind
    12. Beale Street Blues
    13. When I Lay My Burden Down
    Fred McDowell & Furry Lewis
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  • Stay Gold Stay Gold Quick View

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    Stay Gold

    Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, the Tulsa, Oklahoma institution founded by pianist Brian Haas returns with a new full length album, Stay Gold. The effort refines JFJO's singular vision that's been dubbed 'Red Dirt Jazz,' sounding equal parts earthy and nimble, pastoral and sweeping, elegant and free. The quartet taps into their birthright, drawing upon 'The Tulsa Sound' born of hometown heroes like JJ Cale, Bob Wills and Leon Russell, while growing these roots from a jazz foundation that's built firmly upon the influence of giants such as Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk, JFJO recorded the album at acclaimed engineer/musician David Teegarden's Natura Digital Recording Studios just outside of Tulsa. The eight-track effort captures the band's strongest songwriting and most compelling improvisations to date.
    1. The Sensation Of Seeing Light
    2. Trampoline Phoenix
    3. Davis
    4. The Return
    5. Song For Lauren
    6. Hamby's Window
    7. Stay Gold
    8. This, Our Home
    Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
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  • Mama Says I'm Crazy Mama Says I'm Crazy Quick View

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    Mama Says I'm Crazy

    Since no one could copyright Mississippi, two major blues performers, Fred McDowell and John Hurt, adopted the state as part of their name. To confuse matters more, both performers made comebacks during the late '50s/early '60s and both specialized in prewar acoustic blues. While a blues novice might find such similarities confusing, the two men's singing and guitar styles are polar opposites. Whereas Hurt's smooth, deep vocals and Piedmont fingerpicking made him easily accessible to the folk revival crowd, McDowell's soulful vocals and forcefully rhythmic guitar represented something more primitive. In 1967, producer George Mitchell brought together McDowell and harp player Johnny Woods for an off-the-cuff session not unlike what one might have heard at a Como, MS, house party. Interestingly, the two men hadn't played together in eight years, but on songs like Standing at the Backdoor and the title track, one would never guess it. This isn't a polite affair, with one player holding back while the other solos. Instead, McDowell and Woods trade notes, overlap, and rush forward on Long Haired Doney and Shake Em' on Down as though they had an unlimited supply of energy. While McDowell's vocals and slashing guitar propel Goin' Away and I Got a Woman forward, Woods' harp adds pizzazz. Acoustic blues fans will warmly embrace Mama Says I'm Crazy and be thankful that Mitchell went to the trouble required to track down Woods for this earthy set.


    - Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr., Allmusic

    1. Shake Em' On Down
    2. Goin' Away
    3. Mama Says I'm Crazy
    4. I Got A Woman
    5. Red Cross Store
    6. Going Down To The River
    7. Standing at the Back Door
    8. What's Going to Become of Men
    9. Long Haired Doney
    10. John Henry
    11. I Walked All Night Long
    Fred McDowell
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  • Open Book Open Book Quick View

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    Open Book

    Fred Hersch has long been acclaimed as an exploratory artist, an outspoken activist, an influential educator and a uniquely revelatory and lyrical pianist. As one of the most expressive voices in modern jazz, Hersch has never been shy about letting listeners glimpse his most intimate thoughts and emotions. In September, however, Hersch's fans will be treated to even deeper, more revealing insights into the story of the renowned pianist when he publishes his much-anticipated memoir, Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life In and Out of Jazz. As a companion piece, Hersch decided to present an equally direct and vulnerable glimpse into his private musical thoughts with his 11th solo release, Open Book.

    The seven pieces on Open Book (set for release via Palmetto Records) offer some of the finest, most unguardedly emotional solo music that Hersch has created in a career unique for its profound poignancy and passion. Recorded in a South Korean concert hall on a superb Hamburg Steinway concert grand piano, the album captures the vital essence of the revelatory adventurousness and intense beauty that have made Hersch one of the most important solo artists in jazz. With more than 40 albums to his credit as a leader or co-leader, Hersch remarkably continues to discover new areas of inspiration and depths of feeling.

    For the last two and a half decades I've been pretty open about who I am, what I like and what I'm dealing with at times, Hersch says. But I've always got to dig deeper, and I thought this might be a chance to make an album that's a window into the kinds of things that I play at home or don't play in public all that much.

    The album arrives during a momentous month for Hersch. On September 12, the esteemed publishers Crown Archetype (Penguin Random House) will release Good Things Happen Slowly, Hersch's bravely confessional memoir. The book covers the pianist's meteoric rise in jazz from his sideman days alongside masters like Art Farmer and Joe Henderson to his gradual recognition as one of the most individualistic and innovative artists of his generation, a ten-time Grammy Award nominee and winner of countless accolades including being named a 2016 Doris Duke Artist as well as the same year's Jazz Journalists Association Pianist of the Year. But it also frankly reveals his story as the first openly gay, HIV-positive jazz musician, tracing his path through hedonistic post-Stonewall New York City to the dramatic two-month medically induced coma in 2007 from which he emerged to make some of the most stunning and captivating music of his career.

    Later that month Hersch will reprise his ambitious Leaves of Grass full-evening piece at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room, the first time the song cycle has been performed in New York City since 2005. Vocalists Kurt Elling and Kate McGarry will reprise their roles from the original project, which sets the verse of American bard Walt Whitman. The legendary poet's timeless ode to the miracle of nature and openhearted love of all beings seems especially vital in our present socio-political moment.

    The centerpiece of Open Book, and the spark that ignited the album, is the nearly 20-minute improvisation Through the Forest. Unique in Hersch's extensive discography, the stream-of-consciousness gem is a miniature masterpiece of narrative development, a compelling journey through an abstract, glimmering landscape, revealing that in his early 60s Hersch continues to take creative risks and daunting inventive leaps.

    The creation of Through the Forest was as unplanned and spontaneous as the music itself. In Seoul for a pair of solo concerts during a break in a tour of Asia with his esteemed trio, Hersch overslept during an after-breakfast nap and rushed to take the stage at JCC Art Center Concert Hall for his afternoon performance. The titular forest is, in part, a jetlag and coffee-fueled dreamscape through which Hersch wanders, applying his vivid powers of observation to unusual terrain. I was a little groggy, my defenses were down, and rather than fight it I just gave in to it, Hersch recalls. I'd never really done anything of that length in public where I had no agenda and was able to stay in that zone for such an extended period of time. I realized it was something special, something different that might be the core of an album.

    Through the Forest became the leaping-off point for an album intended to be singularly divulgent and reflective. A few months later, Hersch returned to the same hall and recorded the remainder of Open Book alone in the empty venue (with the exception of Benny Golson's classic Whisper Not, taken from a concert during that return engagement).

    The album opens with the stark musings of The Orb, taken from Hersch's autobiographical music-theater piece My Coma Dreams. A love letter to Hersch's longtime partner, AIDS activist Scott Morgan, The Orb is the final dream depicted in the show, and in this solo rendition becomes a nakedly heartfelt outpouring of raw but tender emotion. The mood then takes a turn for the playful and swinging on Whisper Not, a longtime staple of Hersch's repertoire that here becomes a vibrant, virtuoso marathon of thematic exploration.

    The piece also serves as an ideal mirror to the album's other composition from the pen of a jazz icon, Thelonious Monk's Eronel. Hersch has long been recognized as one of the premier interpreters of the Monk songbook, but despite including one of the iconic composer's pieces in every one of his sets for most of his career, Hersch had never tackled this particular tune, co-written by pianist Sadik Hakim. Monk's original stride-inflected lines come in for a dizzying array of variations in Hersch's endlessly imaginative take.

    The music of Brazil has also been a constant in Hersch's career, in particular the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, the subject of one of the pianist's earlier solo efforts, 2009's Fred Hersch Plays Jobim. Picture in Black and White is a new addition to that repertoire, majestically transformed from a bossa nova feel to a crystalline hybrid with Chopin's last nocturne. On the other side of Through the Forest in the album's symmetrical structure comes Hersch's own classical-flavored Plainsong, a spare, lyrical piece composed in the bucolic setting of the MacDowell Colony, the inspirational artists' retreat in rural New Hampshire.

    Open Book ends on a meaningful ellipsis, Billy Joel's moving And So It Goes. In title alone it's an apt conclusion, suggesting an embrace of life as lived and hinting at its open-ended continuation. The full lyrics, which Hersch has performed in duo settings with singers including frequent collaborator Kate McGarry, remain unspoken here but obviously deeply felt in every note. I connect with the sentiment of the words, Hersch says, and it felt like a good benediction to the whole album.

    1. The Orb
    2. Whisper Not
    3. Zingaro
    4. Through The Forest
    5. Plainsong
    6. Eronel
    7. And So It Goes
    Fred Hersch
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  • Bleeker & MacDougal Bleeker & MacDougal Quick View

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    Bleeker & MacDougal

    With a deeply resonant voice that exuded a hundred things at once-pain, joy, weariness and decades of experience -Fred Neil created a small body of work that covered the world like paint. No one from the vibrant early '60s Greenwich Village folk scene had more staying power than this legendary recluse. Neil's 1964 debut, Bleecker And MacDougal, captures the great man at the apex of his talents. Exact repro on 180 gram vinyl, from the original analog masters!
    1. Bleecker And MacDougal
    2. Blues On The Ceiling
    3. Sweet Mama
    4. Little Bit Of Rain
    5. Country Boy
    6. Other Side To This Life
    7. Mississippi Train
    8. Travelin' Shoes
    9. The Water is Wide
    10. Yonder Comes The Blues
    11. Candy Man
    12. Handful Of Gimme

    13. Gone Again
    Fred Neil
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  • Sessions (Discontinued) Sessions (Discontinued) Quick View

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    Sessions (Discontinued)

    Funky Sensation
    Poyson
    Feel So Good
    All My Love
    Stood the Test
    Do You Wanna Be Mine
    No Deposit/No Return
    Have a Good Time
    Movement
    Fred Neil
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  • Whirl (Awaiting Repress) Whirl (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Whirl (Awaiting Repress)

    Hersch's music: luxurious, free-flowing, unashamedly gorgeous jazz is idiosyncratically, unmistakably a creation of his own, David Hajdu wrote in a recent, riveting New York Times profile on Hersch's music and life. The piece detailed Hersch's recovery from a harrowing, near-death health battle and placed him in the forefront of contemporary, innovative jazz artists and chronicles his influence on many of today's brightest young musicians. Whirl is Hersch's first recording since undergoing intense physical therapy and achieving full recuperation.


    Hersch is widely considered a genius on the piano. He moved to New York from Cincinnati in the 1970s, earning his credibility as a piano prodigy at Bradley's. His list of credits as a band leader, co-leader, sideman and soloist are astounding. He has worked extensively with jazz masters Stan Getz, Joe Henderson, and Jane Ira Bloom, Art Farmer, Toots Thielemans, Gary Burton, Bill Frisell, Sam Jones and Charlie Haden and has appeared on over 100 recordings. He is also a three-time Grammy nominee

    1. You're My Everything
    2. Snow Is Falling
    3. Blue Midnight
    4. Skipping
    5. Mandevilla
    6. When Your Lover Has Gone
    7. Whirl
    8. Sad Poet
    9. Mrs. Parker of K.C.
    10. Still Here
    Fred Hersh Trio
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    Other Side Of This Life

    Other Side Of This Life is the final album from American folk music legend Fred Neil, released in 1971 before his long self-imposed retirement from music to focus on dolphin conservation in his home state of Florida. Featuring a side of live recordings of some of his most lasting and well known compositions (including The Dolphins, and Everybody's Talkin') as well as a side of studio sessions featuring Les McCann and Gram Parsons, Other Side of This Life may not be Neil's most memorable album but it's still head and shoulders above most other singer-songwriter material of the era. Reissued on 180 gram LP with a tip-on jacket.
    Side A - Recorded Live At The Elephant, Woodstock NY
    1. Other Side Of This Life
    2. Roll On Rose
    3. The Dolphins
    4. That's The Bag I'm In
    5. Sweet Cocaine
    6. Everybody's Talkin


    Side B
    1. Come Back Baby
    2. Badi-Da
    3. Prettiest Train
    4. Ya Don't Miss Your Water

    5. Felicity

    Fred Neil
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    Hootin' 'N Tootin'

    Blue Note Reissue




    As much as I'd love to relay all kinds of anecdotes about the challenges Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray encounter during the mastering sessions, I witness none. These boys know the sound of the facility and the Van Gelder masters like the backs of their hands. Back home a month later, I unpack some test pressings Chad Kassem has sent me. I hear the most realistic-sounding drums ever reproduced by my system. It's as though I'm sitting at the point of creation, experiencing the same high that brought such gifted musicians together as one. Steve Hoffman, Kevin Gray, Chad Kassem, and Don MacInnis have done Rudy Van Gelder and his Blue Note artists proud. Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile, April 2008


    In Hootin' 'N Tootin', the listener is afforded the opportunity of hearing numbers of a famous orchestra noted for its smart arrangements along the rhythm and blues influence. The moods expressed are in the down home and down to Earth groove. Under the leadership of Fred Jackson, tenor sax, the listener is propelled into the world of the new truth.


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    1. Dippin' in the Bag
    2. Southern Exposure
    3. Preach Brother
    4. Hootin' 'N Tootin'
    5. Easin' on Down
    6. That's Where It's At
    7. Way Down Home
    Fred Jackson
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    Sessions

    Released in 1967, Sessions is the follow-up to his classic self-titled solo album. Although the long, meandering, raga influenced songs on Sessions are a bit perplexing at first, the album's rewards increase with each subsequent listening session. Neil's vocal performances are astounding and the album as a whole is a meditative experience. An under-rated LP from one of American folk's finest voices. Reissued on 180 gram vinyl with a tip-on jacket.
    1. Felicity
    2. Send Me Somebody to Love
    3. Merry Go Round
    4. Look Over Yonder
    5. Fools Are a Long Time Coming
    6. Looks Like Rain
    7. Roll On Rosie
    Fred Neil
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    The Rats

    Limited edition of 2,000


    Fred & Toody Cole of Pierced Arrows, Dead Moon, Lollipop Shop, The Weeds, Western Front, Zipper and a million other bands. This a lo-fi stripped down punk/garage rock record from 1980 and their first collaboration, recorded in Portland, OR. Fred on guitar and sings, Toody on bass and sings and Rod Rat on drums.

    1. World War III
    2. Teenagers
    3. Flash Dogs
    4. Tactis Plan
    5. It's Too Late
    6. Rat Race
    7. DC-10
    8. Sacrifice
    9. Social Indigestion
    10. Panic On 39th
    11. 19783
    12. Gotta Get Away
    13. Until It Rains
    14. Secrets
    15. Can Never Go Back
    The Rats
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    The KGB

    Limited Edition Red Vinyl


    Limited edition red vinyl 7" of the lost 1984 recordings by punk upstarts. The KGB featuring a young Fred Armisen (of Portlandia / SNL) and members of Reagan Youth and Nausea!

    1. Walls Of Hate
    2. Fight Back
    3. Rigor Mortis
    4. My School
    5. Subway Sleepwalker
    The KGB
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