Maynard Ferguson —
Storm ... CD PAJ/Omnivore, 1982. New Copy ...
A sweet jazzy storm from Maynard Ferguson – a record from the early 80s, but one that's still got all the dynamic power and groove of Maynard's Columbia Records classics from the decade before! As with those, the approach here mixes electricity in the rhythms with sublime horn charts over ... read moreCD
Drummer Steve Fidyk's the leader here, and his talents really give the album a sharp sort of crackle – but we especially love the record's interplay between the mighty Hammond talents of Brian Charette, the tenor of Doug Webb, and alto of Joseph Henson! The trio come together without any ... read moreCD
An amazing tribute to the genius of pianist Svein Finnerud – a package that features 6 full albums of music, plus a bonus DVD of live, TV, and radio performances and interviews! The music starts in 1968 – with Svein's groundbreaking self-titled trio record – a masterpiece of ... read moreCD
Maybe the best album ever from the Fire trio – a record that seems to have the group really finding a way to fit all their individual pieces together perfectly, and come up with a massively meaningful sound in the process! The group here really hit a new level – one that's hard to ... read moreCD
Fire Orchestra (Mats Gustafsson) —
Ritual ... CD Rune Grammafon (Germany), 2016. New Copy ...
Maybe the fullest, most ambitious project so far from the Fire Orchestra of reedman Mats Gustafsson – one that continues his strong legacy in avant jazz, but also reflects his deep understanding of other styles too – as the record weaves together vocal passages, noise, electronics, and ... read moreCD
Clare Fischer with 2+2 Plus —
Free Fall ... CD Discovery (Japan), 1986. New Copy ...
Very groovy work from keyboardist Clare Fischer – a musician we first fell in love with from Cal Tjader albums in the 60s, and continued to love for his MPS Records material in the 70s! Here, Clare's working with the 2+2 vocal ensemble – a gently swinging male/female harmony group that ... read moreCD
A beautiful little record from pianist Jesse Fischer – and one that's got a much warmer sound than you'd expect from the piano key skeleton on the cover! Jesse's very well-schooled in different modes of souful expression – which means that he can create magic on an acoustic piano, but ... read moreCD
Ella Fitzgerald way past the Songbooks – in a set of five different albums that display all the groovy talents she brought to her years at Verve Records! First up is Ella Swings Lightly – a record that has Ella getting some great jazzy backings from Marty Paich – on titles that ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreCD
A truly amazing package – 8 different Ella Fitzgerald Songbook albums for Verve – each packaged just like the original albums, including those that were double-LP sets, or even boxed sets! The whole thing comes in a handsome fabric-covered box, with a hardcover book – and each ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreCD
(Out of print! In beautiful shape – with original box, book, and everything!)
Warm and lyrical solo piano work from Tommy Flanagan – a Japanese only session from the mid 70s, and one of the first of a long run of well-produced dates that Flanagan would do for that market! The format's even more intimate than the relaxed setting of some of Tommy's American dates of the ... read moreCD
2 albums' worth of material from the Master Trio of the early 80s – a group that featured Tommy Flanagan on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – and which was recorded in a spirit that was very similar to the Great Jazz Trio and Super Trio – not surprising, as ... read moreCD
A riveting batch of tense, sly and stripped down string-laden jazz from the Norwegian scene – led by the thundering bass of Ingebrigt Haker Flaten – and one of the better releases in years from the ever-impressive Jazzland label! Flaten is familiar for collaborations with some of the ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Fletcher Henderson All Stars —
Big Reunion ... CD Fresh Sound (Spain), Mid 50s. Used ...
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)
Birgitta Flick Quartet —
Dalarna ... CD Double Moon (Germany), 2016. Used ...
The coolest record so far from this totally great combo – a live recording done on the home turf of the Greg Foat Group – the Playboy Club in London! The retro venue really fits the slinky, sexy vibe of the group's music – and although we already loved these guys before, this ... read moreCD
The first-ever album from organist Chris Foreman as a leader – a Hammond hero who's been making great music for a number of years, and really steps out strongly here on his debut! The album's got a fresh approach from the usual organ jazz outing – in that Foreman plays solo on a number ... read moreCD
Michael Formanek/Tim Berne/Jeff Hirshfield —
Loose Cannon ... CD Soul Note (Italy), 1992. Used ...
An excellent album that fits in nicely with Jimmy Forrest's early 60s sides for Prestige! The set was recorded in the company of one of Forrest's hometown talents from St Louis – the great Grant Green, who was quite young at the time – as well as with Harold Mabern on piano and Elvin ... read moreCD
Anat Fort Trio with Gianluigi Trovesi —
Birdwatching ... CD ECM (Germany), 2016. New Copy ...
The piano of Anat Fort gets some great accompaniment here – the alto clarinet of Gianluigi Trovesi, a player with some very sharp edges at times – and an approach to his instrument that seems to lock some of the moodier corners of Fort's music! The tracks seem to build in almost a ... read moreCD
Daniel Fortin —
Brinks ... CD Fresh Sound New Talent, 2015. Used ...
A stunning set funky 70s jazz! Drummer Al Foster leads the crew on this obscure Japanese session produced by Teo Macero – one that bursts out with a strong funky jazz groove that reminds us of some of the best drum-heavy electric 70s sessions in our collection, like work by Ed Thigpen or Les ... read moreCD
Amazing stuff by Ronnie Foster – a sweet little album of slow funky keyboard tones, much more loosely arranged than his later work, with a dope groove that was years ahead of its time! The album's in some ways a blueprint for some of our favorite jazz-based hip hop – and although ... read moreCD
(Out of print original pressing. Booklet has a promo sticker. CD has a promo stamp.)
Jean-Marc Foussat/Sylvain Guerineau —
Aliquid ... CD Leo (UK), 2009. Used ...
We last heard tenorist Ken Fowser in the company of vibist Behn Gillece – on a pair of excellent recent albums for the Posi-Tone label – but here he works as the sole leader, and maybe knocks it out of the park even more! All the tunes here are originals by Ken – who continues to ... read moreCD
Fox Capture Plan —
Butterfly ... CD Playwright (Japan), 2015. New Copy ...
One of the most beautiful albums so far from Fox Capture Plan – a set that adds in a bit of strings at times – which makes for an even more colorful variation on their freewheeling piano sound! We've loved these guys right from the start for the way they fold piano, bass, and drums ... (New Grooves, Jazz)read moreCD
Wonderful work from the revived career of bassist Henry Franklin – and a later effort that carries all the righteous undercurrents of some of his best work of the 70s! He group here has quite a spiritual sound – a hip mix of reeds, percussion, and piano delivered with some really ... read moreCD
A fantastic album from the team of Henry Franklin and Azar Lawrence – proof that the two players' recent pairing has helped them both reach the heights of their recordings from the 70s! The album's got a deeply spiritual vibe that goes way past the slightly gimmicky cover image – a ... read moreCD
Beautifully work from bassist Henry Franklin – a player who sounds just as great here as he did back in the 70s! The album's a tremendous little soul jazz set – played with lots of creative energy and soulful tones – filled with hip tunes that really get past the obvious, and ... read moreCD
Rodney Franklin's learning to love – and he's learning to groove, too – by adding in just a bit more vocals to his music than before, but still holding onto all the best keyboard strengths of the past! Franklin was really one of the leading lights of the Columbia Records jazz scene of ... read moreCD
Fully-formed genius from the amazing Rodney Franklin – one of the best keyboard stars to emerge from the late 70s scene! Franklin's got a great talent for balancing influences from jazz and soul in ways that are similar to contemporaries George Duke and Bobby Lyle – and like both of ... read moreCD
2 killers from organist Caesar Frazier – back to back on one CD! Hail Ceasar is a monster bit of funky jazz – filled with long tracks that all jam mightily, all at a level that matches or tops the best work coming out of Prestige or Blue Note Records at the time! The set is one of the ... read moreCD
The best one yet from drummer Daniel Freedman – delivering a jazz set with a love for diverse global grooves – with an appropriate diverse group of players! It's essentially a quintet session instrumentally, but the players bring a lot of regional style to the table that gives it a big ... read moreCD
Mindblowing work by a really under-documented group – a mid 60s recording that definitely lives up to the free form in the name of the combo! The sound here is even bolder and more revolutionary than that of the contemporaneous "new thing" generation, or some of the European avant ... read moreCD
Chico Freeman plays tenor sax and flute and is joined by Hilton Ruiz on piano, Junieeh Booth on bass, Elvin Jones on drums and Jumma Santos doing percussion. The first side features two Muhal Richard Abrams' songs called "Two Over One" and "Excerpts". There are two Freeman ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Chico Freeman —
Focus ... CD Contemporary, 1995. Used ...
A gem of a record by Chico – an artist who really seemed to work best in the setting of these India Navigation albums! The record's got a laidback and soulful quality that links two sides of Chico's Chicago heritage – his lineage in the tenor school, as son of Von Freeman and heir of ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Chico Freeman —
Tangents ... CD Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1984. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
Surprisingly dark music for a mid 80s major label jazz album – especially one that features guest work from Bobby McFerrin! Chico Freeman's definitely keeping true to his adventurous roots here – blowing some sharply angular lines on a range of reeds, and exploring both older jazz ... read moreCD
A well-titled set from Chico Freeman – as the reedman definitely takes older modern modes into new territory here – moving in almost Monk-ish space, but with some sharper, bolder tones overall! The album's a surprising one for an early 80s major label release – a great reminder ... read moreCD
A classic "discovery" of tenor saxophonist Von Freeman – one that was already relatively late in his career, but a key appearance on Atlantic under the auspices of Roland Kirk! The setting here is as loose and laidback as Von needs to really do his thing – backing by a trio ... read moreCD
Von Freeman the way we like to hear him – live! Although Von's recorded output has been quite low until recent years, the fantastic tenorist has been playing around Chicago for the past 50 years – working in regular gigs that are still some of the best shows you could ever hope to ... read moreCD
Some of the earliest work we've ever heard from German tenorist Joki Freund – a player who'd trip out a bit more in later years, but who blows here with a sound that's sharp, modern, and very swinging throughout! The group features trombone from Albert Mangelsdorff, who's also on the ... read moreCD
A fantastic record from vibist David Friedman – spare, hip, modern, and very moody! Friedman's playing vibes and marimba alongside David Samuels, who plays the same – and this twin-vibes approach sounds fantastic – especially as the record has no drums, just additional bass, plus ... read moreCD