A really fresh groove from Dalindeo – still very much in the tight jazzy territory of their previous records, but with a strong addition of electric guitar added into the mix! The instrument's not used in any sort of cliched rockish way, but instead with this cool 60s electric vibe – ... (New Grooves, Jazz)read moreCD
Ted Daniels with Oliver Lake & Daniel Carter —
Innerconnection ... CD No Business (Lithuania), 1975. Used 2CD ...
Lost loft jazz work from trumpeter Ted Daniel – an important force on the east coast scene of the time, but one who was never as well-recorded as his contemporaries – which makes a set like this a real treasure! The group here is Ted's Energy Module ensemble – a group who really ... read moreCD
Wolfgang Dauner/Elsie Bianchi/Dieter Reith/plus —
Piano X 4 ... CD MPS (Japan), 1964/1998. Used ...
Cool release from the classic MPS/Saba label which showcased a bunch of their best piano talents from the mid 60's. The material here is all original, and each pianist plays in a different setting. Wolfgang Dauner leads a quartet with Joki Freund on alto, on the tracks "Take The ... read moreCD
A great little album from Eddie Lockjaw Davis – much leaner and meaner than some of his Prestige blowing sessions from earlier years – and recorded with a focused sound that we really love! The group's an excellent one – a sextet that features Les Spann on guitar, Ross Tompkins ... read moreCD
One of our favorite-ever Miles Davis albums – even if it is a soundtrack that he recorded in France! The CD issue of this material features a whopping 20 minutes of extra material, for a total of 26 moody jazz tracks that were originally recorded for the French film Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud ... read moreCD
Right On! Quite possibly the heaviest, baddest music ever laid to tape, this set offers up over 6 hours of some of the deepest, darkest free jazz, afro funk, fist in the air post-modern musique concrete to sprout from Miles' horn and crew! This box closes the door on the studio side of what may ... read moreCD
(Out of print – and in the beautiful metal case! Case has some shelf wear.)
The ultimate Miles Davis album – the one that includes so many songs that we've heard way too much in Starbucks, in retail stores, or at a friend's house who claims to be a "jazz expert", but is really a yuppie dilettante. Yet somehow, over all the years, and all those playings, ... read moreCD
What can we say? This is the ultimate Miles Davis album – the one that includes so many songs that we've heard way too much in Starbucks, in retail stores, or at a friend's house who claims to be a "jazz expert", but is really a yuppie dilettante. Yet somehow, over all the years, ... read moreCD
Quite an interesting slice of Miles Davis – live material from the brief time when Sonny Stitt was working with the Davis group in 1960! The pairing of Miles & Sonny has been heard a bit more famously (although still relatively obscurely) on a similar live set from Sweden, recorded ... read moreCD
Originally a 2LP set, but now a 4CD package – with 14 previously unissued tracks! Legendary early live work from Miles Davis – one of the first examples on record of the way that Davis could really stretch out in a concert setting! The music's a bit more straight ahead than later live ... read moreCD
Late live work from Miles Davis – two extended tracks that show that he still had plenty to offer in his final years! The group's got a fair bit of electric energy – keyboards from Adam Holzman and Kei Akagi, as well as guitar from Joe McCreary – but the overall approach, while ... read moreCD
Miles Davis' first-ever performance in Japan – a really unique concert that featured the quintet with Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – augmented by a young Sam Rivers on tenor! The presence of Rivers really gives the set an edge – and although Miles is holding Sam ... read moreCD
Another bold new direction for the legendary Miles Davis Quintet of the 60s – a set that has some of the angular styles of earlier albums, but also a bit more of the flowing grace to come in the electric years! A key illustration of this is the leadoff track "Prince Of Darkness" ... read moreCD
With Gary Bartz, Keith Jarrett, Michael Henderson, Leon Ndugu Chancler, Don Alias, James Mtume Foreman, Jack DeJohnette, Jumma Santos and Airto Moreira. Recorded in Vienna November 5, 1971 and San Francisco, October 17, 1970. Titles include "Directions", "Honky Tonk", "Wha ... read moreCD
A lost Miles Davis concert – recorded in 1957, with many of the same players he used for his classic soundtrack to the French film Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud! The group's a quintet with French players Barney Wilen on tenor, Rene Utreger on piano, and Pierre Michelot on bass – grooving ... read moreCD
Bassist Richard Davis doesn't always get the chance to record as a leader – but when he does, the result is always something special! This late 90s session has Davis in some very heady territory – recording in Paris with a group that features Ricky Ford on tenor, Curtis Clark on piano, ... read moreCD
A great one from trombonist Steve Davis – a set that not only showcases his skills on his instrument, but also his increasingly great ear for a composition as well! The album's sub-titled "The Hartford Suite" – and features a set of original tracks commissioned by that city, ... read moreCD
Vital live recordings with the DE3 trio – trumpeter Duane Eubanks, drummer Eric McPherson and bassist Dezron Douglas – recorded at Maxwell's Drum Shop in NYC! Captured over 2 dates in spring and summer 2015, it's an impressive snapshot of the group playing with boundless energy and ... read moreCD
Joey DeFrancesco —
Snapshot ... CD High Note, 2009. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A wide-angled snapshot of work by the trio of organist Joey DeFrancesco – his core unit for well over a decade, playing together here with a near-perfect sense of energy! Joey's Hammond lines are certainly at the front of the set, but they're propelled forward strongly by the guitar of Paul ... read moreCD
Wonderful work from Buddy DeFranco – one of the few jazz musicians who can make us love the clarinet in the post-swing years! Buddy plays with a wonderful style that's got plenty of bop – a great hard edge in the group that you might not expect, but which comes through brilliantly once ... read moreCD
(With the original US obi – which has a cutout mark on the barcode. Out of print.)
A key link between 70s funk and some of the avant jazz rock trends on the New York scene in the early 80s – a group who seem to draw inspiration both from the sound of larger funk groups like Brass Construction and BT Express, and from the artier styles of the Ze Records generation of the ... (Soul, Jazz)read moreCD
An early album from drummer Jack DeJohnette – and one of the first records to really show the full range of his talents! The players on the record are all a wonderful batch of well-matched up-and-comers from the soul jazz scene of the time – and include Stanley Cowell on piano and ... read moreCD
A post-ECM set from drummer Jack DeJohnette – one that's got a bit more electricity in the mix than before, yet which still has that great sense of energy that Jack gave us with his Special Edition group! The lineup here is youthful – Greg Osby on alto and soprano sax, Gary Thomas on ... read moreCD
Pure genius from one of our favorite players ever – and proof that some of the freshest modern jazz of the 60s was being recorded on vibes! Dickerson's tone, timing, and sense of composition alone are enough to make the set a great one – but he's also working here with a really great ... read moreCD
A fantastic bit of work by one of the most unique players in jazz! Dickerson's got an amazing tone on the vibes, and he's working here with pianist Austin Crowe, who creates beautiful spiralling piano lines that ring out in glorious tones next to Dickerson's darker metallic ones. The album's ... read moreCD
Amazing avant garde material from Dolphy – and never issued before in any form! The concert was recorded in 1963 at the University of Illinois, and it features some of the most "out" playing we've ever heard from Dolphy. He's backed by a trio comprised of Herbie Hancock, Eddie ... read moreCD
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.)
Michel Doneda —
Not ... CD Victo (Canada), 1999. Used ...