Simon Nabatov/Mark Dresser —
Projections ... CD Clean Feed (Portugal), 2015. New Copy ...
The first-ever duo recording from pianist Simon Nabatov and bassist Mark Dresser – a set that has both players standing in very strong individual space, while still making great sounds together! Nabatov's piano has plenty of bold, angular flourishes – sometimes which seem to come from ... read moreCD
Nacka Forum (Kajfes/Kullhammar/Berthling/Osgood) —
We Are The World ... CD Moserobie (Sweden), 2016. New Copy ...
A record that's got a lot more going on than you'd expect from the cat video innocence of its cover – hardly the kind of throwaway content you'd find online, and instead a rock-solid session of free jazz from this heavyweight Swedish group! The quartet boasts some of the fiercest trumpet we'v ... read moreCD
Nacka Forum (Kajfes/Kullhammar/Berthling/Osgood) —
We Are The World ... LP Moserobie (Sweden), 2016. New Copy Gatefold ...
A record that's got a lot more going on than you'd expect from the cat video innocence of its cover – hardly the kind of throwaway content you'd find online, and instead a rock-solid session of free jazz from this heavyweight Swedish group! The quartet boasts some of the fiercest trumpet we'v ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pianist Najponk is a player with a pretty striking name – and a musician whose style really lives up to the short, sharp sound of that moniker too! The album's a tight trio session with a very old school vibe – recorded in Prague, where Najponk currently works – with backing ... read moreCD
A cooking American set from Japanese bassist Teruo Nakamura – recorded live at Carnegie Hall, right around the time of his classic fusion albums for Polydor! The set features Nakamura at the head of a host of American players – Harry Whitaker on electric piano, Steve Grossman on tenor ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great set of vibes and marimbas from 60s Canada – definitely done with the Latiny touches promised in the title! Jimmy plays with a nice sharp tone – which stands out nicely alongside the fuller groovy backings – which almost have sort of a blend of jazz and 60s A&M Records ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)
Sainkho Namchylak & Jarrod Cadwin —
In Trance ... CD Leo (UK), 2007. Used ...
Sainkho Namchylak, Shelly Hirsch & Catherine Bott —
Temenos ... CD Leo (UK), 2000. Used ...
The famous standard used for the title here might give some indication of the feel of the record – as it does feature some mellower, more laidback moments – but in true Roy Nathanson fashion, the initial performance of that song is followed by tracks titled "The Nearness Of ... read moreCD
Sweet Japanese fusion grooving from Native Son – a group who were really at the forefront of the mainstream fusion sound flowing from the east at the end of the 70s! The group's headed by Takehiro Honda, who plays some excellent funky solos on Fender Rhodes and other electric keyboards ... read moreCD
The title's a bit obscure, but the album's a great American outing from the combo of Japanese pianist Takehiro Honda – one that has his Fender Rhodes and clavinet grooving nicely on a number of longish tracks! There's a great funky fusion flavor to the entire album – one that's tight, ... read moreCD
A full LP issue of material that Navarro recorded for Blue Note during the 78 and 10" LP eras – compiled here with master and alternate takes of tunes that were some of the few that Navarro ever recorded for the label! Some of the work was recorded under groups led by Tadd Dameron and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the few full albums ever issued under the name of trumpeter Fats Navarro – and like most of them, a posthumous collection of material cut before his untimely early death! The set's a memorial of sorts, and it compiles some important sides from the mid 40s, recorded for Savoy – ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Note: CD is missing back artwork, and is priced accordingly. Does include full booklet.)
Jimmy Neeley —
Now ... LP Ali Baba, Early 60s. Near Mint- ...
A tremendous record by one of the greatest unsung talents in soul jazz piano – the legendary Jimmy Neeley, a player who was quite respected amongst his peers, but who rarely got the chance to record! Neeley's working here at a time when he was the house pianist at the Ali Baba East in New ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Norma Japanese pressing – very nice, and long out of print!)
Buell Neidlinger's String Jazz —
Locomotive ... CD Soul Note (Italy), 1988. Used ...
Buell Neidlinger's got a real string-driven thing going on here – but the sound still sparkles strongly, thanks to great work on drums and tenor! The core energy of the group comes from Neidlinger's bass, the violin of Brenton Banks, and mandolin of John Kurnick – but there's also some ... read moreCD
One of the rare albums cut by Chicago AACM tenorist Fred Anderson during his 70's European tenure. The Neighbours group here features trumpeter Billy Brimfield, pianist Dieter Glawischnig, bassist Ewald Oberleitner, and drummer Joe Preininger. The tracks are nice and tight, with Anderson's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some import stickers, and small peeled spots from sticker removal.)
Oliver Nelson's follow-up to his classic Blues & The Abstract Truth session for Impulse – and like that one, a tremendous little album – filled with deep tones and wonderful colors in sound! The group here's a bit larger than before – an ensemble that includes Phil Woods on ... read moreCD
One of the last sessions Oliver Nelson ever recorded – a genius batch of work recorded for the Japanese East Wind label, and maybe one of his greatest albums ever! The set's a wonderful link between the sophisticated large group sounds that Nelson did for Impulse Records in the 60s, and some ... read moreCD
A wonderful wonderful set from the British jazz scene of the late 60s – beautifully inventive large ensemble material, done under the direction of Neil Ardley – and featuring some of the best British jazz musicians of the time! The group's a showcase not only for creative young talent ... read moreCD
An amazing debut from a groundbreaking British jazz big band of the 60s – an ensemble led by trumpeter Neil Ardley, and one with a sound that's a lot more modern than some of their contemporaries! The group here definitely earns their "new jazz" name – as it's filled with ... read moreCD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly. Out of print.)
New Orchestra Quintet —
Up Til Now ... LP New Orchestra Records (Canada), 1979. Near Mint- ...
Phineas Newborn is certainly fabulous here – thanks in part to some great guitar work from his brother Calvin! The session's got a little extra "kick" than some of Phineas' other records from the time – a slightly rougher edge that comes from Calvin's raspy guitar work on ... read moreCD
Classic early work by Phineas Newborn – and a record cut right after his emergence from the great Memphis scene of the 1950s! Most of the album features trio material – cut with Kenny Clarke on drums and Oscar Pettiford on bass – but a few tracks also feature some very nice ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & Purple label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
A compelling little record from pianist Phineas Newborn – and we don't just mean that because of it's bizarre image of "instrument love" on the cover! Newborn's got a touch on the piano that's unlike anyone else – kind of a key link between a number of different 50s modes ... read moreCD
Evocative piano portraits from Phineas Newborn – played in an illustrative style that's mighty nice! Newborn's got a touch on the keys that's like few other players we can think of – rich and full, yet without being too flowery or sentimental – a really nice balance that stands ... read moreCD
An excellent batch of straight ahead funk from David Fathead Newman! The record's a return to basics after a few more overly-produced sessions – and it features a stripped down quintet with Bernard Purdie on durms, Erick Gale on guitars, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, and Steve Novosel on bass. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early work from David Fathead Newman – so early, the cover has him listed as "Dave" on the front! The album steps nicely off Newman's early work with Ray Charles – and does plenty to establish him as a leader on his own – putting Newman's bold, soulful tenor right ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of David Newman's grooviest albums of the 60s – a stripped-down set that features a quartet with Hammond and guitar – all in a vibe that's a bit more relaxed than some of Newman's other sessions for Atlantic! There's a gritty edge to the record – with organ by the obscure ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty sweet set from reedman David Newman – a record that has him working with larger instrumental backdrops, in a mode that's almost like the sound going on with Stanley Turrentine over at CTI! William S. Fischer handled all the arrangements – so although things are tight, there's ... read moreCD
A tasty jazz session from David Fathead Newman – straight ahead, as the title implies, but still with some of the R&B touches that Newman crafted during his years with Ray Charles! The jazz side of the album's held down very nicely by a rhythm section that features Wynton Kelly, Paul ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
During the mid 50s, RCA virtually had a lock on this sort of classic swing-based jazz session – and this nice groover by Joe Newman is a perfect example of the label's legacy in that field. The session features an octet with Joe, Al Cohn, Ernie Wilkins, Nat Pierce, and Freddie Greene – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some seam splitting.)
One of the hippest Vanguard jazz sessions of the 50s – with Joe Newman on trumpet, plus Frank Wess on tenor and flute, Matthew Gee on trombone, and Frank Foster on tenor! Long tracks – and titles include "The Sleeper", "Blue For Slim", "Close Quarters", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a mostly split top seam.)
We're not sure we've ever heard trumpeter Joe Newman and tenorist Zoot Sims work together on a record – and certainly never as striking a setting as this – a record that really gives both musicians a chance to open up and blow! Despite the title, the players are less "locking ... read moreCD
A very cool little record that's exactly what it promises in the title – a killer combination of American jazz and Romanian roots – played here by a group with some especially nice work on reeds! At its best moments, the album's got a sound that takes us back to some of the best jazz-me ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Lauren Newton & Joelle Leandre —
18 Colors ... CD Leo (UK), 1996. Used ...
(Out of print.)
Lauren Newton & Joelle Leandre —
Face It ... CD Leo (UK), 2005. Used ...
Lauren Newton/Elisabeth Tuchmann/Oskar Moerth/Bert —
Timbre ... CD Leo (UK), 1993/1994. Used ...
There's a trio of drummers working here – Frank Rosaly, Steven Hess, and Michael Hartman – quite a bit of emphasis on the instrument for a group that's a sextet! Yet that approach is also what really defines the music – as the drums seem to take over at most points – but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the few albums ever recorded by pianist Herbie Nichols – an incredible player with a sound and sense of modern expression that rivaled the best 50s work of Thelonious Monk and Elmo Hope! This session is Herbie's only one for the Bethlehem label – but it stands nicely next to his ... read moreCD
One of the first moments of genius as a leader from saxophonist/arranger Lennie Niehaus – a set that has Lennie stepping out of the larger Stan Kenton orchestra, into the limelight with a hip quintet that includes Jack Montrose on tenor, Bob Gordon on baritone, Monty Budwig on bass, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pretty incredible work from Lennie Niehaus – one of his seminal albums for Contemporary – nearly all of which were as poorly titled as this one, but equally worth checking out! This side has Lennie grooving on alto – blowing in a tighter, harder style than most west coasters ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lennie swings, but he keeps it cool too – as this rare Mercury set steps off of the same octet energy Niehaus brought to his better-known sides for Contemporary in the mid 50s! The players here are a bit lesser known than some of Niehaus' other all-star groups – with Ken Shroyer on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Mercury pressing, with a deep groove.)
An excellent LP of funky big band jazz – way better than you'd guess from the name of the group! The all-star ensemble – which includes Blue Mitchell, Willie Bobo, Stix Hooper, Paul Humphrey, Charles Kynard, Ernie Watts, and Joe Pass – does an excellent job of grooving tightly, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear and clear tape on the seams.)
A trio of rare records from Janko Nilovic – all packaged together in one box set! First up is Pop Impressions – hardly pop at all – save, perhaps, for the fact that it's been sampled by a number of hip hoppers over the years – because the set's one of the greatest ever from ... (Sound Library, Jazz)read moreCD
A record that's as vibrant as the image on its cover – a stunning solo performance from percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love – a player we love when improvising with other musicians, but who sounds maybe even more mindblowing here on his one! Paal's a great musical partner with others ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Paal Nilssen Love & Ken Vandermark —
Dual Pleasure ... CD Smalltown Superjazzz (Norway), 2002. Used ...
Drummer Paal Nilssen-Love is a musician we're used to hearing in smaller groups, and duo and solo sessions – but this time around, he provides a stunning debut of his Large Unit – an 11 piece ensemble that really brings out a whole new sound in Paal's music! Much of the record is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(#436/1000. Includes the CD and flexi.)
Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit —
Rio Fun ... LP PNL (Norway), 2014. Near Mint- ...
Teus Nobel —
Legacy ... CD Flyin High (Netherlands), 2014. Used ...
The cover's got a very moody look, but the record opens up nicely with a warmer vibe than you might expect – an airy blend of the trumpet of Teus Nobel, who's got a way of phrasing that can sometimes bite hard, sometimes lay back with a much more fluid approach! There's a slight ECM style to ... read moreCD