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Esoteric (label)

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Brian Auger & Julie TippettsEncore ... CD
Warner/Esoteric (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99 22.99
An overdue reunion for Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll (now billed as Tippetts) – and a late 70s session that sounds quite a bit different than their mod soul of the 60s! The format here is still somewhat in a soul-based vein – but the sound is much more 70s, and much more "adult&qu ... read more CD

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✨✧ CentipedeSeptober Energy (2CD edition) ... CD
RCA/Esoteric (UK), 1971. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark session that gathered together just about every hip British jazz and jazz/rock musician of the time – and brought them together into one super-cool orchestra of sound! Robert Fripp produced the record, and Keith Tippett is the overall music director – but the album's got a ... read more CD
Also available Septober Energy ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Hatfield & The NorthHatfield & The North (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Virgin/Esoteric (UK), 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
The seminal debut of Hatfield & The North – a group that maybe came a bit late in the UK prog scene of the early 70s, but who had a huge influence for decades to come! The quartet are a late transformation of the earlier Canterbury sound – leaner, maybe jazzier, and with a great ... (Rock, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Dick Heckstall-SmithStory Ended (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Esoteric (UK), 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
A landmark album in the evolution of British jazz rock – the first solo album by Dick Heckstall-Smith, recorded right after the breakup of his famous group Colosseum! The album's got a similar feel to the best work of Colosseum – a blend of rock lyrics and heavily jazz-based phrasing, ... (Rock, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ John McLaughlin & John SurmanWhere Fortune Smiles ... CD
Dawn/Esoteric (UK), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A groundbreaking early album from guitarist John McLaughlin – a set that's a bit different than his more famous work of the mid 70s – with maybe a more avant approach, and a lot more bite as well! The set's really an equal collaboration, rather than just a McLaughlin session – ... read more CD

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✨✧ Julie TippettsSunset Glow ... CD
RCA/Esoteric (UK), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really mind-expanding work from British singer Julie Tippetts – an artist who's come a long way from the straighter soul sounds she was doing with Brian Auger in the late 60s! The album shows the same evolution expressed by many of Julie's British jazz rock contemporaries – a ... (Vocalists, Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Tony Williams LifetimeTurn It Over (with bonus track) ... CD
Polydor/Esoteric (UK), 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
Although Tony Williams started out as one of the most subtle drummers of the 60s, this album has him coming a long way from his "new thing" Blue Note recordings – and taking off with enough power to reach the moon! The group featured is Williams classic Lifetime lineup – with ... read more CD

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