A well-titled set, given that Fred Anderson's been a missing link in Chicago jazz for many years – a bold tenorist with qualities that reach back to the heavy sax generation of the 50s, and a creative improvisor who's kept the AACM ideals alive and well in the Windy City for years! The ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best studio albums ever from the legendary Von Freeman – and a date that really captures some of the careful essence of his live performances in Chicago! Unlike the previous Atlantic album, which tried to fit Von into a more expected bag, this easygoing Nessa session really lets ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great set from the Chicago scene – one recorded in the early 80s, but put together with a really timeless sound overall! The album's a rediscovery of tenorist Eddie Johnson – a player who'd been away from music for part of the 70s, but who returns beautifully here with a raspy tenor ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The great mid 70s issue of stellar Mitchell recordings from the early years of the AACM – All tracks were recorded in 1967 by Roscoe's quartet that included Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors, and Philip Wilson – one of the first truly mature groups to emerge from the bubbling cauldron of the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The stellar and rare Roscoe Mitchell recordings from the early years of the AACM – with all of the material from Nessa's mid 70s release as Old/Quartet – plus an incredible second disc featuring additional material that we've only seen in Nessa's great Art Ensemble 1967/68 box set! All ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Hal Russell & NRG Ensembel with Charles Tyler —
Generation ... CD Nessa/Chief (UK), 1982. Used ....
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Lucky Thompson featuring Tete Montoliu —
Body & Soul ... LP Ensayo/Nessa, 1970. Very Good+ ....
Lucky Thompson blows with the Tete Montoliu trio, in this warmly soulful set of tracks recorded in Spain in 1970. The set features a number of short straight ahead numbers that are different from some of Thompson's work in the US during the time – much more in the mode of his earlier work, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent late 70s issue of a date from a few years earlier, of Ben playing with a pickup European rhythm section. The intimate setting and responsive younger players cast Webster's warm tenor in a great light, and his playing at this point was continuing to develop, with a nice burnished ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album