Angelilo & Hamel —
Complicite ... LP Return To Analog (Canada), 1977. New Copy (reissue)...
A jazz record, but one with so much going on it's impossible to pin down – strands of influences from Latin, Brazilian, and other modes – mixed with occasional vocal contributions too! The vibe is a bit like some of those really creative criss-crossings on the French scene of the 70s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on "black fog" vinyl!)
Miles Davis with Sonny Stitt —
Live In Paris – 1960 ... LP Fremeaux & Associates/Return To Analog (Canada), 1960. New Copy 2LP ...
Rare work from a sometimes-overlooked chapter in the career of Miles Davis – a time when Sonny Stitt was briefly filling the tenor sax role that was more famously held by John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter! Stitt in any group is always a treat – and here, working with Miles, he turns in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(2nd pressing – on limited clear vinyl, individually numbered edition of 1000 copies!)
Franck Dervieux —
Dimension M ... LP Return To Analog (Canada), 1972. New Copy (reissue)...
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Franck Dervieux takes off to Dimension M in this very cool set of prog tracks from the Montreal scene of the 70s – music that's heavy on Franck's own work on piano, organ, and electric piano – driven onwards by a tight little combo, and topped with some occasional wordless vocals from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sharp slice of prog from the French Canadian scene of the 70s – served up by a group who realize that they actually do more with less by the time of this third album – a set that's filled with short tunes that have all these wonderfully focused, jazzy instrumental touches! The group ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The smoking debut album from Dionysos – a French Canadian combo from the start of the 70s who are partly hard rock, but also have a more freewheeling vibe – not entirely prog, although jamming at times, but maybe more of that special sort of sound that some of the French scene would ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A gem of a record from the French Canadian scene of the 70s – a musical wonderland that's surprisingly under-tapped, even though most of its records came out in close proximity to us in the US! Dionysos blend hard rock roots with a vibe that's all their own – often touched with some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Completely sublime work from Beverly Glenn Copeland – a really unique artist who's almost a genre unto herself – and who sings here in a mix of folk, jazz, and soul – maybe resonant with work at the time by Terry Callier or Nina Simone, but every bit as individual as the best from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest moments ever from pianist Sadik Hakim – a player most people know for his contribution to the American bop scene of the late 40s – but an artist who grew even more strongly during his later years in Montreal! This album's a real highlight from that overlooked time ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record with a sexy cover and a slinky sound to match – the rare second album from the cool French instrumental combo Les Jaguars – a 60s group who start in modes that resemble American surf guitar, but really take off into some great directions of their own! The style here is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(2nd pressing on clear yellow vinyl – limited to 500!)
A rare bit of Canadian psych from the start of the 70s – served up by a group with a sound that's all their own! Some numbers here are straightforward hard rockers, but others have a more complex approach – not proggy, almost performative – like some of the trippier French ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)
Thelonious Monk —
Live In Paris 1961 ... LP Fremeaux & Associates/Return To Analog (Canada), 1961. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
Fantastic work from Thelonious Monk – a superbly-recorded live set from early 60s Paris – done with his legendary quartet with Charlie Rouse on tenor! The music here is wonderful – tracks that are often quite long, and stretched out nicely from the Columbia Records material by ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent prog set from the early 70s Quebec scene – work that really shows just how special that oft-overlooked world of music could be at the time! Octobre certainly have the instrumental chops to rival bigger prog groups, but they also come across with a quality that's more personal ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful mix of Quebecois prog and fusion – performed here by the core group Offenbach, working with larger accompaniment from the Vic Vogel Big Band! The performance is a unique one, but also a summation of all the freewheeling ideas that were taking place in this overlooked scene – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 100 numbered copies!)
The second album from Canadian hard rock legends Sex – a power trio at the core, but expanded here with some great flute and sax, the latter of which is played in both acoustic and electric modes! The sound isn't quite prog, but the songs are longer than before, and the jazzy reed work ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful late 50s live recording from the Horace Silver Quintet – one that features some very long performances of key songs from the group's book, with some very extended solos, and a much different vibe than some of the studio versions! As with the Jazz Messengers during this time, the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 500!)
Soleil 96 ... LP Return To Analog (Canada), 2021. New Copy ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really great work from this French Canadian group – a contemporary set, but one that has lots of echoes of the past! There's a vibe here that has plenty of groovy 60s modes filtered through a 90s sensibility – somewhere in the territory of Stereolab, especially given the French lyrics ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A completely wonderful album from percussionist Guy Warren – a creative musician who made lots of great records over the years – but who maybe never topped himself after this gem from the late 60s UK scene! The set was done as part of the legendary Landsdowne Series for Columbia UK ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare disco soul from Canada – the self-titled set from Zig Zag! The sounds range from tightly vamping funky guitar grooves, to spacier and synth-driven – but it's energetic dancefloor funk & soul all the way! The lyrics are sung in Quebecois French, often with a funky grit, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album