(Cover has a cutout hole, small splits on the top and bottom seams, light staining along the opening, and a couple of other light stains.)
Possible matches: 9
Eric Kloss —
Now ... LP Muse, 1978. Sealed ....
Eric Kloss is in some very cool company here – a group with hip Mike Nock on keyboards, bringing some sweet electric sounds to the set! Kloss plays both alto and tenor, but Nock's presence on the record really helps shape the sound – not nearly as outside as we sometimes hear in Mike's work, and instead a laidback and soulful groove that's almost a 70s equivalent to some of Kloss' work with organ in the 60s. Other players include Mike Richmond on bass, Jimmy Madison on drums, and Efrain Toro on cowbell ("more cowbell"!) – and titles include "Autumn Blue", "Hey Hey Whatta You Say", "Booga Wooga Woman", "Morning Song", and "We Are Together". LP, Vinyl record album
One of the more unusual albums in the Sun Ra discography – a bit confusing, due to a similar title to others! Side one is older vintage – and features surprisingly great takes on "What's New" and "Autumn In New York", played by a small group with Ra on a slightly off-tune upright piano and John Gilmore on some mighty soulful tenor! Side two is later, and more outside – with a very long passage of ensemble work – which begins with some haunting chants of "space is the place", "my brother the wind", and other lyrics from other Ra tunes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black and silver El Saturn label, with matrix number 52375.)
Jiri Stivin & Rudolf Dasek —
Tandem ... LP Supraphon (Czechoslovakia), 1975. Very Good+ ....
Cool duets between Czech reedman Jiri Stivin and guitarist Rudolf Dasek – a set with a lot fuller feel than you might expect! The work is straight, and never too outside – and although there's no drums or bass in the performance, there's an inherently rhythmic sensibility to most numbers – that modal sort of style that Stivin always brings to his reeds, especially on 70s recordings like this! Jiri plays alto, soprano, flute, and a bit of recorder – and there's a dynamic energy to the record that's really wonderful. Titles include "What's Your Theme", "Puzzle Game", "Fiddle Flowers", "Hey Man", and "Shepherd Song". LP, Vinyl record album
Terumasa Hino —
Live ... LP Three Blind Mice (Japan), 1973. Used ....
Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the boldest and most powerful 70s albums we've heard from trumpeter Terumasa Hino – a live date that rivals the sharp edges and strong lines of his similar album for Enja at the time! The tracks here are all quite long, and mostly show a freely exploratory Hino – one who's far more experimental than the smoother artist that emerged later in his electric years – and a player with a tremendous range of sounds on the trumpet! Other players include Mikio Masuda on piano and Motohiko Hino on drums – and the album features 2 long tracks that go quite outside, "Stella By Starlight" and "Be & Know" – plus a more lyrical version of "Sweet Lullaby". LP, Vinyl record album
Pieces Of A Dream —
Joyride ... LP Manhattan, 1986. Used ....
Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mid 80s hit for Pieces of a dream – moving here a lot farther from their roots as a smooth fusion soul ensemble. The album's got production by Lenny White and Maurice White – both of them working in the more electronic style that infused their own soul work as the 80s progressed. The style's not a bad one for the group, but we have to admit that we miss the warm soul of earlier albums. Titles include "Say La La", "Outside In", "Winning Streak", "Sunshine", "Joy Ride", and "I Can Give You What You Want". LP, Vinyl record album
An excellent live set by the Jazz Messengers – recorded in Paris in 1958, but with a hard heavy groove that's right up there with their best Blue Note work. The group at this time – Blakey, Bobby Timmons, Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, and Jymie Merritt – plays hard, heavy, and straight ahead, with no other interference from outside players – and the track list is a batch of classic Jazz Messenger standards, stretched out a bit longer than usual, with plenty of solo space! Titles include "Moanin", "Justice", "Are You Real", and "I Remember Clifford". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing. Cover has a bit of splitting.)
Acoustic magic from Herbie Hancock – proof that he wasn't only cutting electro records in the 80s! The set's got a fluid, open feel that's a bit like some of the VSOP Quintet work – although the group here is slightly different, with Hancock on acoustic piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – plus a young Wynton Marsalis on trumpet – stepping in where Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard left off. The tracks are somewhat sharp-edged and modern, but never in a way that's too outside – more just a continuation of the VSOP mode, with some of the Marsalis love of darker colors and tones. The double-length set has plenty of room for long solos – and titles include "Well You Needn't", "Round Midnight", "Clear Ways", "A Quick Sketch", "The Eye Of The Hurricane", "Parade", "The Sorcerer", "Pee Wee", and "I Fall In Love Too Easily". LP, Vinyl record album
A famous album – but for good reason! The set's something of a landmark in spiritual jazz from the 60s – and it features a classic live performance from Charles Lloyd, recorded at the Monterey Jazz Festival – almost as a distillation and popularization of ideas that were brewing in the music of John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, and others! The group here features a young Keith Jarrett on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums – all flowing magnificently with Lloyd's work on tenor and flute – in an open-ended groove that draws on modal rhythms for inspiration, and which features solos that stretch out, but never go "outside"! The classic performances of "Forest Flower" takes up all of side one – with a dreamy drifting quality that has Jarrett at his best – and side two features a version of his "Sorcery", plus McBee's "Song Of Her", and a version of "East Of The Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing. Cover has a small tear in the opening and initials in marker inside the gatefold.)
Kenny Burrell joins the trio of organist Shirley Scott for this sweet little album – a set that seems to burn a bit more than usual for Shirley, probably because of the cool-toned guitar lines from Kenny! The album's got the same laid back feel as other Scott albums of the time, but Burrell really digs in during his solos – adding a bit more bite, and inspiring Shirley to do the same on her own Hammond lines. Bass is by Eddie Khan and drums are by Otis Finch – and titles include "Solar", "The Kerry Dance", "They Call It Stormy Monday", "Nice N Easy", and "Baby It's Cold Outside". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a bit of light wear and a couple of light stains.)