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
Hypnotic Fuji music from Alhaji (Chief) Sikiru Ayinde Barrister and his Supreme Fuji Commanders! The rawly and heavily percussive sound is makes a strong sensory impact – with nicely recorded, echoey vocals out front of that thundering, though impressively rhythmic backdrop. The album ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 ... (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
Don Cherry/Krzystof Penderecki —
Actions ... LP Klimt, 1971. New Copy (reissue)....
One of the most successful jazz-meets-modern classical albums we've ever heard – thanks largely to the supreme talents of Don Cherry! Cherry leads the large New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra – which includes Peter Brotzmann, Tomasz Stanko, Manfred Schoof, Kenny Wheeler, Gunter Hampel, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A heavy juju set from Chief Brigadier Oluoni – working here in a version of the style that's much grittier than mainstream recordings you might know! The record features one "Juju Marathon System Jam" that spans the course of both sides – a very offbeat version of the juju ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This stunning live set has been hailed by many as one of the finest moments of Miles' mid 60s career – music played with a frenetic energy that even blows away the famous studio sessions of the time! The group here is a landmark lineup – young modernists Wayne Shorter on tenor, Herbie ... (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
Fuzzy psyche from the Texas scene of the late 60s – the only album ever from Moving Sidewalks, a great little group that features a pre-ZZ Top Billy Gibbons on vocals! The album's got just as much grit as other Texas underground sets from the tome – such as work on the International ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sun Ra quartet material from the late 70s – his great Italian studio recordings from Voice Studio in Rome –rare material originally released on the New Steps and Other Voices, Other Blues LPs on the Horo label that's been hard sought over the years! The group features John Gilmore on ... (Jazz) 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
1970. New Copy (reissue)....
Around November 20, 2013 (delayed)
Rare bit of free jazz by this trio of British players from the early 70's. The music is very intense, without any of the noodling that sometimes ruins Brit sessions from the time. Surman plays baritone, soprano, and bass clarinet, and he really blows like mad in some passages. 2 LPs worth of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 more7-inch, Vinyl record