Eric Dolphy's first album ever as a leader – recorded almost immediately after his arrival on the New York scene! The sound here is already bolder and stronger than the Dolphy experiments on the west coast – sharp-edged and freely exploratory, in a way that pushes the playful lyricism ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A gem of a record – Eric Dolphy's last studio session, recorded in Paris with some very surprising guest stars! The work is really tremendous – every bit as great as Dolphy's monumental studio albums for Prestige, and written and performed with a similar blend of the free, the lyrical, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the most striking Eric Dolphy work we've ever heard – a set of live performances from the years 1962 and 1963 that feature Dolphy in a free-thinking mode that surpasses even the modernism of his classic studio sides! The recordings feature Dolphy amidst a variety of players – ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Eric Dolphy with Booker Little —
Far Cry ... LP Prestige/OJC, 1960. New Copy (reissue)...
Eric Dolphy's first meeting in the studio with trumpeter Booker Little – a brilliant batch of modernism that's easily one of the hippest records Little ever worked on! The Dolphy heard here is Eric at his most inventive – sharp-edged and angular one minute, then spiritually lyrical the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best of Lou's earlier Blue Note albums – a hard-wailing soul jazz set with some very hip conga in the mix! The group's a really solid one – Lou's famous early quartet – and Herman Foster plays piano, Peck Morrison's on bass, and Dave Bailey's on drums. A young Ray ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(200 gram Quiex pressing, still in the plastic outer sleeve.)
A great mid 60s session by Lou Donaldson – a bridge between his earlier Blue Note recordings and his styles of the mid and late 60s, featuring an electric group with Billy Gardner on organ, Grant Green on guitar, Ben Dixon on drums, and Bill Hardman on trumpet. The tracks have the same tight ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing with deep groove. NOTE: Library copy. Cover has a check out card and tape on the spine & seams.)
Pure genius from Lou Donaldson – proof that his voice on the alto sax was one of the freshest in the post-Charlie Parker years! Lou's blowing here with a lively intensity that's clearly inspired by Parker, but which diverges from it quite a bit – taking a similar blend of inspiration ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 63rd Street pressing, with Van Gelder stamp.)
A glorious return to electric modes for the legendary Joao Donato – a set that has him playing the kind of sweet funky Fender Rhodes lines we love in his 70s work – alongside some Farfisa, Moog, and Clavinet too! Donato definitely takes the "eletrico" in the title seriously ... (Brazil, Jazz)read moreCD
Michel Doneda —
Not ... CD Victo (Canada), 1999. Used ...
Pierre Dorge & New Jungle Orchestra —
China Jungle ... CD Dacapo Records (Denmark), 1997. Used ...
Pierre Dorge & New Jungle Orchestra —
Ubi Zaa ... CD Steeplechase (Denmark), 2016. New Copy ...
Beautiful sounds from guitarist Pierre Dorge and his legendary Jungle Orchestra – a set that somehow has the group working at a level that's even more sensitive than before, while still hitting those offbeat rhythms and angular patterns that they do so well! Kirk Knuffke's in the group on ... read moreCD
Pierre Dorge's New Jungle Orchestra —
Giraf ... CD Dacapo Records (Germany), 1998. Used ...
A completely unique little session – and a record that's every bit as musically striking as you might guess from its title and cover! The date's a rare Latin-tinged one for trumpeter Kenny Dorham – a record that takes his usually smooth sound and sets it up against octet backings with ... read moreCD
One of Kenny Dorham's best records ever – and one of his rarest too! The set was cut for the short-lived Jaro label, home to a few great jazz sides during its short-lived American tenure – and the set features Kenny grooving at a level that's extremely tight, very much in the best ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice 2 LP collection of some of Kenny Dorham's beautiful lyrical trumpet work for the Riverside label from the late 50's. The set features material from the albums Jazz Contrasts, Two Horns/Two Rhythms, Blue Spring, and This Is The Moment – plus one track from Abbey Lincoln's album That's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Library copy with splitting seams, aged masking tape and a checkout card.)
Issued under Kenny Dorham's name, but actually a session led by the obscure tenor player Rocky Boyd, who fronts this (otherwise) all star session that features Kenny Dorham, Ron Carter, Pete La Roca, and Walter Bishop. The record was recorded for the short-lived (and excellent) Jazztime label, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Library copy, with old tape over all seams with a checkout card in one corner with a bit of marker.)
A fantastic bit of lost hardbop – an obscure ABC album that has Kenny Dorham working with his Jazz Prophets group! The combo's a quintet with a unique lineup that includes Dick Katz on piano, JR Monterose on tenor, Sam Jones on bass, and Arthur Edgehill on drums – and the whole set's ... read moreCD
Kenny Dorham with Cannonball Adderley —
Blue Spring ... LP Riverside, 1959. Very Good ...
A pretty warm and lyrical set by Kenny – accompanied here by a larger group that includes Cecil Payne, David Amram, and Cannonball Adderley on horns, plus a young Cedar Walton on piano. Dorham wrote 4 of the album's tracks, and they provide a perfect showcase for his polished trumpet style. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with deep groove. Cover has moderate wear, split top & bottom seams with some pen on the back.)
One of the coolest singers you'll ever hope to hear – and an artist who's still incredibly wonderful, always fresh, and completely charming – even after decades of recording! Bob Dorough works here in a trio with his own piano, the bass of Tony Marino, and alto of Michael Hornstein ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreCD
A wonderful title for this killer from trumpeter Dave Douglas – as the record's one of the boldest, most on-target sets he's had in years – a record that takes us back to his roots, as Douglas works with a quintet of well-chosen younger players. The lineup features Jon Irabgon on tenor ... read moreCD
Dave Douglas is a man of many colors – all of them great, and painted with the rich hues we've come to expect from his work on trumpet! This time around, Dave's got a group with a fair bit of electric elements – so much so, that the few acoustic elements come from Douglas' work on ... read moreCD
Dave Douglas is a man of many colors – all of them great, and painted with the rich hues we've come to expect from his work on trumpet! This time around, Dave's got a group with a fair bit of electric elements – so much so, that the few acoustic elements come from Douglas' work on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Three views – all of them great, and all a rich testimony to the always-inventive sounds of trumpeter Dave Douglas! The package features three very different albums, wrapped up in a multi-faceted demonstration of Douglas' talents – the first a compelling session titled Rare Metals ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Includes original box and postcards!)
Great work from Dave Douglas and his High Risk quartet – a group who definitely step into dark territory here, in a heady blend of electric elements and Dave's bold frontline work on trumpet! The group electric bass, electric drums, and more electronics – plus some acoustic drums ... read moreCD
Dave Douglas/Monash Art Ensemble —
Fabliaux ... CD Greenleaf, 2015. New Copy ...
Trumpeter Dave Douglas works here with a special group of musicians from Monash University in Australia – a larger array of reed, brass, and string players who really let Dave's music take off in rich new dimensions! The sound of the tunes is still very Douglas-like, but the execution is ... read moreCD
Beautiful sounds from legendary UK reedman Bob Downes – tracks released in a relatively unassuming package, but with a vibe that makes the set one of Bob's most soulful, spiritual records ever! The title's a bit of a gimmick, but it works perfectly here – as Downes blows a variety of ... read moreCD
Reedman Bob Downes has always been a player willing to experiment in a wide range of styles – from his early jazz-rock experiments on the UK scene, to a wealth of spiritual and avant sides he's given us in the decades that followed! But this time around, he may be giving us his weirdest, ... read moreCD
Bob Downes Open Music —
Five Trios ... CD Bob Downes Music/Openian (Germany), 1970s. New Copy ...
Amazing work from British reedman Bob Downes – a host of previously-unissued 70s recordings, all of them trio numbers with a wonderfully stripped-down feel! Downes is possibly best known for his larger group experiments of the Open Music years – but here, he comes across as much more ... read moreCD
Two albums in one package – both of them featuring excellent work from groundbreaking British reedman Bob Downes! Mixed Bag is nothing like you might expect from its title – because while the set does feature a variety of different sessions from Downes, it's also got a very unified ... read moreCD
Dr Umezu Band —
Dynamite ... LP London (Japan), 1983. Near Mint- ...
Great funky, punky, avant jazz – with titles that include "In My Shoes", "Jayne", "Down Down", "Canal", and "Coffee Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi and insert.)
Ray Draper with John Coltrane —
Tuba Jazz ... CD Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1958. New Copy ...
Fantastic work – and one of the few albums ever cut as a leader by Ray Draper, a jazz tuba player, with an approach to the instrument that's a lot better than you might think! Draper plays the tuba like the best baritone saxophonists – using the lower registers of the instrument to ... read moreCD
Kind of an underground sleeper here in Chicago, mostly for the jazzy steppers sound of the best tracks on the record. The band's a jazz orchestra fronted by Leslie Drayton, but the real charm of the record is the vocals by Barbara Morrison. She sings nicely and jazzily on the band's stepping ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dreams ... CD Columbia (Japan), 1970. New Copy ...
A nice little funky fusion set by Dreams – who were basically the Brecker Brothers, before they stepped out on their own and started calling themselves by that name! The fusion super group actually hews a little closer to the rock side of the fusion game at times, but there's no shortage of ... read moreCD
A funky fusion classic – the second Columbia set from this killer group of all-star players! The style's like the first Dreams album – a bit rock-influenced at times, but filled with jazzy instrumentation by players who include Randy Brecker on trumpet, Michael Brecker on saxes, Don ... read moreCD
A funky fusion classic – the second Columbia set from this killer group of all-star players! The style's like the first Dreams album – a bit rock-influenced at times, but filled with jazzy instrumentation by players who include Randy Brecker on trumpet, Michael Brecker on saxes, Don ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kenny Drew's looking a bit hipper than usual on the cover – and he's sounding a bit hipper, too – really stretching out in a way that's different from some of his other albums of the 70s! The set's an overlooked gem from Drew – recorded in the easygoing manner of the Xanadu label' ... read moreCD
A wonderful album from George Duke – and one of our favorite records from his legendary years at Columbia! George Duke's always had plenty of Brazilian elements in his music – but this album really brings them all together – offering up a perfect blend of Duke's keyboards and ... read moreCD
A sweet bit of modern funk from George Duke – working here in a mode that's definitely tighter and more soul-based than his trippier albums of the early 70s – but also in a groove that's pretty darn sweet! George wonderfully blends together his jazz roots and some of the wider soul ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real breakthrough album for George Duke – one of his earliest for the Epic label, and an album that took him from the space funk underground to the top of the jazz charts! The album's got a great sound that mixes together all of Duke's influences – Latin rhythms, electric keyboard ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really great early album from George Duke – quite different than his work for MPS to follow – and more in a groovy late 60s California mode! There's a vibe here that resonates nicely with some other late 60s sessions on Liberty Records – kind of an expansion of a Cali soul jazz ... read moreCD
Steve Duke & Joseph Pinzarrone —
Monk By 2 ... CD Columbia, 1995. Used ...
A great return to the ESP Records avant jazz tradition – a new recording that features spare duets between tenor saxophonist Paul Dunmall and drummer Chris Corsano! Dunmall actually starts out the record on border pipes – a bagpipe-like instrument that makes for a weird, wild Rufus ... read moreCD
One of the last sessions that Johnny Dyani ever cut – and one featuring his Detail Plus ensemble, with Bobby Bradford on coronet, John Stevens on drums, and Frode Gjerstad on tenor. The record features one long track – "Way It Goes/Dance Of The Soul" – divided up onto ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Johnny Dyani With Witchdoctor's Son & Dudu Pukwana —
Rejoice/Together ... CD Cadillac (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy 2 CDs ...
A pair of albums from the legendary Johnny Dyani – packaged here in one great little set! Rejoice features searing live work from Johnny Dyani – a set that has the bassist opening up strongly in a trio with Mongezi Feza on trumpet and Okey Temiz on drums and percussion! Feza sounds ... read moreCD
A late 70s album from the great bassist Johnny Dyani – but one that really gets back to his roots in South African jazz! Although Dyani and his expatriates in the Blue Notes helped give London a new sound of avant jazz expression in the 70s, the music here returns to the warmer melodic style ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pivotal album in the development of the use of the Hammond organ in jazz – and Charles Earland's first exposure to a large audience! Durign the 60s, Charles was bumping around the Philly scene quite a bit – and recorded some small group indie sides that first gave a glimpse of his ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Cover has clear tape along the spine & seams.)
A rare live set from Charles Earland – recorded pre-Prestige, and probably illegally, by Paul Winley. The sound of the set has plenty of crowd noise up front – not necessarily from bad recording, but from an approach that seems to create this "live lounge" kind of feel, one ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Charles Earland's sweet albums from his years at Columbia Records – done in a mode that's much more R&B than his earliest work, but in a style that's still A-OK with us! The groove here is greatly helped out by arrangements from Tom Washington, Weldon Irvine, and Marcus Miller ... read moreCD
One of the most spiritual, soulful albums ever from the great Charles Earland – a set that's almost his answer to the keyboard styles of Lonnie Liston Smith in the 70s – and done with a very spiritual vibe! We love Earland on Hammond – but here he also plays Fender Rhodes, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest albums ever from organist Charles Earland – a double-length set that's filled with spiritual, soaring grooves! The style here is a perfect blend of the rougher soul jazz of Earland's roots with some of the spacier styles of his later recordings – served up in a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album