KAORU ABE / DEREK BAILEY / TOSHINORI KONDO / MOTOHARU YOSHIZAWA

Aida's Call

(Starlight Furniture Company - *9) CD $40.00 (Out-of-stock) (Out-of-print)

Wake up jazzbo, the free-train is leaving the station, and it won't be coming back. A limited edition of 500, once-in-a-lifetime, mysterious and previously cassette-only document of this 30-year old meeting between guitar-improv locomotive Bailey and Japanese heavyweights Yoshizawa (bass), Kondo (trumpet), and the legendary Abe (alto sax). A forty-minute improvisational rail splitting recorded live on May 3, 1978, during Bailey's tour of Japan, brought about via his meeting with Japanese "svengali" Aquirax Aida.

DEREK BAILEY / TONY BEVAN / PAUL HESSION / YOSHIHIDE OTOMO

Good Cop, Bad Cop

(No-Fi) CD $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

This incredible document unites four legendary performers in some outstanding musical freedom, recorded at the Frakture Festival in Liverpool, 2003. Bailey and Otomo have famously sent shockwaves through international notions of improvisation over the years, while Bevan and Hession are rightly regarded as part of the very backbone of British free music. Sleeve designed by John Wiese.