Incredible work from drummer Rashied Ali – a set that really delivers on the promise of the music he first crafted with John Coltrane! The vision here is wide and expansive, yet still has a soulful, spiritual heart – a great balance of the free impulses of all players with the core ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Don Cherry's most spiritual, far-reaching projects – a wonderful record that builds both on his key avant work of the 60s, and some of the globally-inspired sounds he was cutting overseas! This date was done in close collaboration with the New York underground of the time – and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A startling look at the early days of Afro Funk – some of the first recordings ever from Fela Kuti – working here with his Koola Lobitos group from the 60s! The music is a mixture of highlife, South African soul, and a good deal more funk than Fela's ever given credit for during the ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Max Roach —
Loadstar ... LP Horo/Klimt (Italy), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
An amazing album – one of our favorite records ever from drummer Max Roach, and a set that also features some of the best 70s work by tenorist Billy Harper too! The session's a unique date done for the Horo label – and soars even farther than other Horo classics from the time – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
John Surman, Barre Phillips & Stu Martin —
Trio ... LP Dawn/Klimt (Italy), 1970. New Copy 2LP (reissue)...
A groundbreaking bit of free jazz from the UK scene at the start of the 70s – a record that not only set the tone for countless other improvised records to come, but one that also showed the world that England could really match the energy coming out of Germany and France at the same time! ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful lost slice of British jazz, recorded during the crucial period before some of the scene's players went too far off the deep end! John Surman partners here with composer/leader John Warren, for a large group recording that sounds similar to some of the best early Mike Westbrook ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mike Westbrook —
Celebration ... LP Deram/Klimt (Italy), 1967. New Copy (reissue)...
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The first album by British bandleader Mike Westbrook – and a searing session that crackles with energy that's missing from much of his later work! The album features Westbrook unlocking a whole new chapter in British jazz – bringing together a host of top-shelf London players that ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album