CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
View larger image       Image note

This Is Criss! (RVG remastered with bonus track)

CD (Item 493013) Prestige/OJC, 1966 — Condition: New Copy
$5.99 ...

CD

(€4.68 || £3.70 || ¥637) (approx.)
5.00 5
Also available
Sonny Criss — This Is Criss! ... LP 9.99

A beautiful comeback LP recorded by LA alto genius Sonny Criss in the mid 60s – his first American session after a few years in France, and a few years off the scene back home! Sonny's time away had profound effects on his playing – and on this album, he returns transformed from the straight bop mode of his early days, into a mature sensitive artist in sound – capable of an amazing range of emotion, tone, and style! A number of the tracks in this set are pop tunes or standards – like "Black Coffee", "Days Of Wine & Roses", and "When Sunny Gets Blue" – but Criss plays them with a style that transforms them into something completely new, with a lyricism and emotional edge that extends well beyond the original structure of the song. Other tracks include "Steve's Blues", "Greasy", and "Sunrise Sunset" – and the CD features the bonus track "Love For Sale". (CD case has a small cutout hole.)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


You might be interested in


CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Riverside/Concord, 1962. New Copy
CD...$4.99 11.98
Rock-solid live material from the classic Cannonball Adderley Sextet – a combo who could usually groove even better on a concert date then they could in the studio! The album's one of a number of key live sides from Cannon in the 60s – and although it pre-dates his work on Capitol, it's ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Prestige, 1961. New Copy
Searing live work from Eric Dolphy – part of a series of recordings that set a whole new standard for live jazz recording! The record features Dolphy going even farther out than on his studio sides from the time – as the record features very long tracks performed by a crack group that ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
No Limit
Contemporary/OJC, 1978. New Copy
A nice lost late number from Art Pepper – a freewheeling set of tracks that really show the influence of John Coltrane on Pepper's work – cut with a quartet that includes George Cables on piano, Tony Dumas on "blitz bass", and Carl Burnett on drums. The tracks are long, and ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Junior's Cookin'
Jazzland/OJC, 1961. New Copy
CD...$6.99 11.98
Junior's definitely cooking on this session – working with trumpeter Blue Mitchell at a time when both players were members of the Horace Silver Quintet – but in a groove that's somewhat different than the Silver sound overall! Junior Cook's tenor really is tremendous on the record ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Spellbound
Prestige/Dusty Groove, 1964. New Copy
CD...$8.99 12.98
Sublime sounds from the always-amazing Ahmed Abdul-Malik – a jazz bassist at heart, but also a musician with a great ear for Eastern instrumentation as well! Ahmed cut a few key records at the end of the 50s and start of the 60s – and this spellbinding set may well be one of his ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Brasswind
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1973. New Copy
Gene Ammons gets the Cannonball Adderley treatment – as he blows funky solos over an album arranged and conducted by David Axelrod! Brasswind has a larger, fuller funky sound than some of his earlier work for Prestige – and it works very well! The overall sound's a bit smoother, but ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ronnie Mathews/Roland Alexander (Doin' The Thang/Pleasure Bent)
Prestige/New Jazz, 1961/1963. New Copy
CD...$5.99 18.98
2 lost sides of soul jazz – both of them rare gems on vinyl, and back-to-back here in one nicely priced CD package! Doin The Thang is an excellent bit of lost soul jazz piano work – featuring the highly underrated Ronnie Mathews, with a quartet that includes Freddie Hubbard on trumpet ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Black Whip
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1973. New Copy
Amazing stuff from Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones! Unlike some of the other players on Prestige during the early 70s – who often got a bit weaker as the decade moved on, thanks to the departure of some of the better forces arranging and producing the records – Jones kept on playing hard, ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Northern Windows
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1974. New Copy
One of the best David Axelrod-assisted albums from the early 70s – a sweet batch of funky cuts with arrangements and backings handled by Axe, and loads of great keyboard lines from the legendary Hampton Hawes! The record really bubbles with the warm and soulful approach Axelrod was using at ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Strut (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2CD
A really wonderfully-done collection of work from the legendary Sun Ra – put together by longtime musical partner Marshall Allen, and way way different than the typical mish-mash of tracks you'd find on some of the budget or public domain titles on the market! First off, the track selection ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Music Ensemble
Roaratorio, Mid 70s. New Copy Gatefold
A brilliant portrait of the mid 70s NYC improvisation scene by the Music Ensemble – a collective featuring Billy Bang on violin, William Parker on bass, Roger Baird on drums, percussion and flute, Malik Baraka on trumpet and Daniel Carter tenor, alto, flute and percussion! The pieces ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Big 4 (Japanese paper sleeve edition)
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1976. New Copy
Japan's legendary drummer steps out here with a killer combo – definitely a "big 4", given that the group features excellent tenor work from Hidehiko "Sleepy" Matsumoto, plus Fender Rhodes and acoustic piano from Hideo Ichikawa! Kawaguchi's famous sense of swing really ... CD
 



Top