A beautiful swan song from the late, great John Hicks – sadly no longer with us on earth, but still making our richer with albums like this! Even in his later years, Hicks continued to evolve tremendously as a player – and this final album shows facets of his talents never expected in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A dual purpose live document of the Hiero's Full Circle tour – a DVD tour film and live CD! The DVD includes footage from across the US on the collective's 04 trek – featuring performances from the whole gang, including Del, Casual, Souls Of Mischief and Pep Love – plus guest ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
The last remaining treasures from Andrew Hill's legendary years at Blue Note Records – a 3CD collection of incredible work from the late 70s, most of which has never been issued before! 6 of the collection's 31 tracks once appeared on the short-lived One For One reissue in the mid 70s – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Insanely wonderful music from Andrew Hill – a lean, stripped-down session that has Hill working at his firey best – in a space that's somewhere between the "new thing" recordings of Jackie McLean, and the brooding brilliance of Andrew's later Smokestack session! The group ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A real stroke of genius from pianist Andrew Hill – and a surprising one too! After an initial legacy of groundbreaking experimental sides for Blue Note, Hill returns to his "grass roots" on this excellent session of straight ahead, fairly funky, soul jazz piano tunes! In the notes ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A seminal "new thing" session from pianist Andrew Hill, and one of the greatest performances ever from a young Bobby Hutcherson! The record features a stunning quartet that includes Hill on piano, Hutcherson on vibes, and Richard Davis and Elvin Jones on rhythm – coming together ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A fantastic session by this groundbreaking modernist – essentially a piano trio album, but recorded with two bass players – Richard Davis & Eddie Kahn – one of whom plays rhythm, the other who solos along with Hill. The result is one of Hill's darkest piano outings, brought ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A really great set of later southern soul from Eddie Hinton – recorded at Muscle Shoals with a nice 70s take on the classic 60s style of the genre – with powerful vocals from Hinton! The record's surprisingly rootsy for the time – and Eddie sings in a wonderful mode that has ... (Soul) read moreCD
Nyou ... CD WMO (Spain), 2005. Used ...
A wonderful tribute to the legendary Marion Brown – and a surprisingly jazzy, surprisingly sensitive record from His Name Is Alive! The group really get at our favorite part of Brown's genius here – that second chapter of his work after the more harder-edged recordings – a time ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Brilliant work from the modernist underground late 50s Paris! Andre Hodeir was one of the city's best-known jazz composers and arrangers at the time – a key part of the postwar scene, and its development into its own style away from strictly American sounds. Hodier's working here with a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An excellent collection of early work recorded under Johnny Hodges' name in the early years – sessions from 1938 and 1939 that were originally issued on 78s, but presented here in a sweet 50s LP with a classic cover image from William Steig! The tracks are a great assortment of small group ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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OK, so the title's a bit misleading – as Hodges never used to be "Duke", just played with him – but the record's a great one – really sharp set of standards from the mid 50s, played with a tightly moving focus! The small group settings includes Ellingtonians, plus the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Dave Holland —
Ones All ... CD Vera Bra/Intuition (Germany), 1995. Used ...
A solo set from Dave Holland, with 11 tracks in all, including "Homecoming", "Three Step Dance", "Pork Pie Hat", "Jumpin' In", "Reminiscence", "Me PC", "Little Girl I'll Miss You", "Cashel", "Blues For CM", ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A wonderfully warm and soulful session from bassist Dave Holland – thanks to contributions from a younger batch of players that includes Chris Potter on saxes and Steve Nelson on vibes! Both Potter and Nelson really make the record something special – Potter for his angular, well-crafte ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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Dave Holland, Peter Warren, Jamie Faunt & Others —
Bass Is ... CD Enja (Germany), 1970. Used ...
This is a bass quartet with other parts on baritone sax ,piano and drums. The bass players are Dave Holland, Jaime Faunt, Glen Moore and Peter Warren and they are joined by John Surman on baritone sax, Barry Altschul, Steve Hauss and Stu Martin on drums and Chick Corea on piano. The record is ... (Jazz) read moreCD
More sweet Jamaican soul from John Holt, the third in his "Volts of. . ." series. As with the others, Trojan has appended the original LP with the cream of his non-LP singles and other tracks culled from their archives, for a fat package that more than doubles the original length of the ... (Reggae) read moreCD
One of Elmo Hope's best trio sessions from the west coast – and a record that really showcases on his skills as a writer as much as a player! The session features 7 original compositions, plus one standard – all done in a complex, modern mode by Hope with a trio that includes the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The last work ever recorded by pianist Elmo Hope – one of the most brilliant modernist talents of his generation, right up there with Monk and Herbie Nichols for sheer inventiveness! The material here shows Hope still burning brightly in the last years of his life – hitting the keys of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Fantastic stuff – 2 beautiful albums of modal grooves that really deserve wider recognition! At the time of the recordings, Horn was one of the hipper players on the LA scene – working with Chico Hamilton's group in the late 50s, and moving out on his own as a solo act at the end of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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Walter Horn, Gary Kendig & Hugh Dickey —
Screwdriver! ... CD Leo/Leo Lab (UK), 1999. Used ...
These guys just keep getting better and better with each new record – really transforming the older sound of New Orleans into a rich new groove – one that's not just jazz, street music, or conventional brass band – but a really unique hybrid of all those modes and more! The album ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
No Samba – but mighty nice! This lost little gem features music from a group led by trumpeter Allen Houser, a mid-Atlantic player who's working here with players that include Terry Plumeri and Steve Novosel on bass, Vince Genova on piano, and Buck Hill on tenor. The tracks are long, ... (Jazz) read moreCD