Jazz — All Formats

A wealth of rare groove bop, hardbop, soul jazz, spiritual jazz, jazz funk, fusion, avant garde, and traditional jazz!




Items/page

ProjectEdit search

 

Sort by
Exact matches: 16
Exact matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ed BlackwellWhat It Is? – Ed Blackwell Project Vol 1 ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1992. Used ... $11.99
CD

Exact matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Caribbean Jazz Project (Dave Samuels)Birds Of A Feather ... CD
Concord, 2003. Used ... $2.99
CD

Exact matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Stanley Clarke & George DukeClarke/Duke Project ... CD
Columbia, 1981. New Copy ... $2.99 6.99
A mighty collaboration between Stanley Clarke & George Duke – working here in a pairing that refueled both of their careers for the 80s! In previous years, both Clarke and Duke had a penchant for really stretching out in complex, experimental modes – but here, they're playing in a relatively stripped-down and focused way – hitting some of the more soul-inspired sides of fusion at the time, although still without the slick or commercial feel of the rising GRP generation. Guitars figure heavily on a number of tracks, and vocals do too – sometimes in ways that are slightly too sweet and almost cloying. Tracks include "Wild Dog", "Louie Louie", "Sweet Baby", "I Just Want To Love You", "Winners", "Let's Get Started", and "Touch & Go". CD

Exact matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Kazu Matsui ProjectStanding On The Outside ... LP
Lakeside, 1983. Near Mint- ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album

Exact matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dixon Rhyne ProjectReinvention ... CD
Owl, 2008. Used ... $5.99
CD

Exact matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Wayne Shorter, Stanley Clarke & Lenny WhiteManhattan Project ... CD
Blue Note, 1989. Used ... $9.99
CD
(Out of print first pressing.)

Exact matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Glenn Spearman Double TrioMystery Project ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1993. Used ... $6.99
CD

Exact matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Marshall Vente & Project Nine with Anna DawsonNo Net! ... LP
MoPro, 1984. Sealed ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in back.)

Exact matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
West Head ProjectClosely Woven Fabrik ... CD
Splitrec (Australia), 2011. Used ... $3.99
CD

Exact matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Howard WileyAngola Project ... CD
Howard Wiley, 2006. Used ... $7.99
CD

Exact matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Stanley Clarke & George DukeClarke Duke Project 2 ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A second set from the Clarke Duke Project – and arguably even more soulful than the first! The tunes here are still rooted in jazz, but strongly move into crossover soul territory too – with vocals from both Stanley Clarke and George Duke – and grooves that really make the best of their respective talents on bass and keyboards! The overall style's perhaps a bit more like Clarke's Columbia work than Duke's – bottom-up funky at many points, but never in clunky or overdone ways – balanced with the nice sort of polish you'd expect from either leader. Titles include "Heroes", "Try Me Baby", "Every Reason To Smile", "Atlanta", "The Good Times", "You're Gonna Lose It", and "Put It On The Line". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover is still in the shrinkwrap with a hype sticker.)

Exact matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Art PepperUnreleased Art Vol 4 – The Art History Project (Pure Art/Hard Art/Consummate Art) (3CD set) ... CD
Widows Taste, 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful tribute to the genius of alto saxophonist Art Pepper – lovingly put together by his wife and late-life creative partner Laurie Pepper – with wonderful notes that tell the story of Art's life and struggles, as they take you through his music as well! About half the work in the package is either previously released, or has only seen limited release so far – and unlike other CDs in this series from Laurie, much of the material here was recorded in the studio – rare tracks by Pepper, mixed in with key moments from labels that include Savoy, Capitol, and Contemporary. Disc one features the most familiar Pepper – that of his famous 50s years – but discs two and three really open up, and show some lost sounds from the 60s – plus wonderful material from his 70s comeback period – most of which was not on his later Contemporary albums. There's a total of 31 tracks on the 3CDs – and titles include "Angel Wings", "Historia De Un Amor", "Mambo Koyama", "That's Love", "Lost Life", "Chelsea Bridge", "That Crazy Blues", "So In Love", "D Section", "Art Pepper", "Cool Bunny", "Pepper Returns", "Diane", "Nutmeg", and "Track 2". CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Ralph Peterson Fo'TetReclamation Project ... CD
Evidence, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fairly adventurous record for drummer Ralph Peterson – a quartet session with vibes, soprano sax, and bass – all playing together in angular modes that mix jagged rhythms with more soulful solos. Titles include "Insanity", "Bottom", "Further Fo", "Song Of Serenity", "Keep It Simple", and "Just For Today". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

Exact matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Clayton Hamilton Jazz OrchestraLA Treasures Project ... CD
Capri, 2014. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD

Exact matches15
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Mahavishnu ProjectReturn To The Emerald Beyond ... CD
Cuneiform, 2006. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
CD

Exact matches16
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Terri Lyne CarringtonMosaic Project – Love & Soul ... CD
Concord, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The worthy, perhaps even superior second set in jazzy percussionist Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic Project – appropriately titled Love & Soul – with one of the most impressive rosters of women in soul you'd ever expect to see in one place! Guests include Natalie Cole, Chaka Khan, Ledisi, Valerie Simpson, Lizz Wright, Nancy Wilson, Jaguar Wright and others – and Carrington does a great job of both catering to each woman's strengths as a singer, but also slyly pushing them into surprising settings. We're really digging the evolution of this mosaic! Includes "Come Sunday" with Natalie Cole, "I'm A Fool To Want You", "For You To Love" with Oleta Adams, "Somebody Told A Lie" with Valerie Simpson, :This Too Will Pass" with Lalah Hathaway, "Get To Know You" with Ledisi, "When I Found You" with Lizz Wright and more. CD
 
Close matches: 3
Close matches17
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Stan FreemanFascination ... LP
Project 3, 1967. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & light wear.)

Close matches18
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Fred Lonberg-Holm & Piotr MelechCoarse Day ... CD
Multikulti Project (Poland), 2009. Used ... $8.99
CD

Close matches19
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Louie BellsonBreak Through! ... LP
Project 3, 1968. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some very groovy big band work from Louis Bellson – working here in a Project 3 mode that's as much funky easy as it is jazz! The album's got some very tasty Varitone work by Pete Christlieb – blowing over the top of the group's vamping, chomping charts with a flatly soulful tone on the best numbers. The groove changes nicely from track to track – not entirely funky, but with some good swinging and mod moments that mix in some slight electric playing to the overall big band sound. Titles include "The Eel", "3 x 5 + 16", "The Oracle Speaks", "Breakthrough", "Moment Of Truth", and "Ode To Billy Joe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is in great shape!)
 
Possible matches: 55
Possible matches20
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyAfrican Waltz ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Pretty darn hip stuff – and with some great soloing by Cannonball! The record features Adderley's alto fronting a large group conducted by Ernie Wilkins, and featuring a host of hip players like Melba Liston, Oliver Nelson, Jerome Richardson, Ray Barretto, Sam Jones, and Wynton Kelly. The title track is a beautiful reading of Galt MacDermott's "African Waltz" – and other tracks include "Blue Brass Groove", "Something Different", "The Uptown", and "Letter From Home". Wilkins outdoes himself on this one, really providing some strong swinging arrangements that work well with the complicated groove of the project – and in a way, the record feels more like Randy Weston or Melba Liston's at the helm. LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

Possible matches21
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Franco AmbrosettiLive At The Blue Note ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1993. Used ... $11.99
A hell of a trumpeter, with a hell of a group – heard here live at the Blue Note in New York, with a very open, freewheeling vibe! Franco Ambrosetti is a player who can sometimes be very much involved with the concept of a project – so much so that we sometimes forget that at the core, he's just a great jazz musician in an old school mode – one who's interacting here wonderfully with a group that includes Seamus Blake on tenor, Kenny Barron on piano, Ira Coleman on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums! The rhythm section is especially great – and really seems to set the right tone for the set – and the tracks are all quite long, and titles include "Phantoms", "Voyage", "Blues N Dues Et Cetera", and "Just Friends". CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches22
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dave Douglas with Aoife O'DonovanBe Still ... CD
Greenleaf, 2012. Used ... $5.99
Quite a compelling project from trumpeter Dave Douglas – a record that has him working strongly with singer/guitarist Aoife O'Donovan, whose presence really helps transform the sound of the set! Aoife's got a folksy touch on her vocals, and colors things in with some great earthy tones that are a surprisingly good fit for Douglas' lines on trumpet – sometimes jazzy, sometimes sparkling with a rich sense of American history – yet delivered in a subtle, linear way. The blend works a lot better than it sounds on paper – thanks to help from other musicians who include Jon Irabagon on tenor, Matt Mitchell on piano, Linda Oh on bass, and Rudy Royston on drums. Titles include "Barbara Allen", "Living Streams", "Be Still My Soul", "High On A Mountain", "God Be With You", and "This Is My Father's World". CD

Possible matches23
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Bob Downes Open MusicBob Downes & The Alphorn Brothers (with bonus Jazz Homage CD) ... CD
Bob Downes Music (UK), 1998/2015. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
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, most unusual project yet – but all with results that are surprisingly great, and hardly gimmicky at all – and that's really something, given that the record features Bob's reeds alongside a trio of musicians playing the long alphorns pictured on the cover! Downes uses those instruments to create these slow-building waves of sound – which he then contrasts with his own performance on alto, tenor, soprano sax, and flute – and the phrasing of the alphorns is surprisingly cool – somewhere between avant/experimental work on euphonium and trombone, but a bit more structured overall. Titles include "The Prowler", "Heading For The Blues", "Stomping", "Dawn Approach", "Tatsunori Hasebe", and "Reflections". 2CD package also features a bonus CD – Jazz Homage, recorded in 1998, a series of duets between Downes and pianist Mick Baumeister – on titles that include "Here We Go Rollins", "Homage To John Coltrane", and "Blues For Bird" – all tributes to the players in the titles! CD

Possible matches24
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Gerwin Eisenhaur's BoomMusic For Videogames ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
A really great little record, and one that's far less gimmicky than you might expect! Yes, the tunes here are all from classic videogames – and yes, there's a bit of electricity in the instrumentation – but most of the sounds come from a core quartet with piano, bass, drums, and guitar – used in these really warm, soulful tones that are very different than anything that ever came from an Atari or Nintendo 64! Gerwin Eisenhauer realizes that these songs have become embedded in the social consciousness over the years – melodies that have gone far beyond their sources, recognizable to generations. The project extracts them from the realm of the computer chip, into a more personal, spontaneous jazz-based mode – with some especially strong work from Walter Lang on piano, which really opens up the tunes. Titles include "Theme From Super Mario", "Zelda's Lullaby", "Ballad Of The Windfish", "Goldenrod City", "Theme From Pac Man", "Korobeinki", "Doom 64", and "Super Mario 2 Overworld Theme". CD

Possible matches25
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Greg Foat GroupDark Is The Sun ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $25.99
A brilliant and rare new project on the Jazzman label – the debut LP from keyboards, synths and harpsichord adventurer Greg Foat and his cosmos-searching Group – amazing stuff that's truly on par with the deep, lost rarities that Jazzman so lovingly mines for and reissues! The hints of the greatness to come that so piqued our interest on the preceding 10-inch EP are delivered up in full, and actually surpasses our expectations. There's just such stylistic and instrumental depth going on here, and it's delivered in accessibly groovy way! The album was recorded in Sweden with instrumentation including loads of great congas, drums and other percussion, a female choir brings lovely wordless vocals, plus guitars, flugelhorn, trombone and trumpet. It's evocative of trippy-jazzy soundtracks and sound library material, but like other contemporary acts that Jazzman as championed – most notably, the Natural Yogurt Band – it's got a unique vibe all it's own. Here's hoping for a career's worth of cool music from Mr. Foat! Includes "Time Piece 1", "Dark Is The Sun" (Parts 1-4), "Hello Old Friend", "Yeah You Are", "Uncle Bessie", "Bright Is The Sun" and "Time Piece 2 (Epilogue)". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches26
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Robert GlasperBlack Radio Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note, 2013. New Copy ... $7.99 14.98
Mindblowing work from Robert Glasper – a set that makes us fall in love with his music even more than before – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given that we've loved him for years! Glasper's working here in his collaborative Black Radio format – but at a level that's even more perfected than the initial album of this project – a really groundbreaking blend of live jazz instrumentation and underground soul inspiration – served up by Robert's core quartet, with help from a whole host of wonderful guest singers! Glasper alone is worth the price of admission – Fender Rhodes and piano lines that are completely sublime, in that flowing groove that's only gotten better with age – and the combo also features wicked bass from Derrick Hodge, sax and flute from Casey Benjamin, and some damn funky drums from Mark Colenburg – who proves that you don't need any drum loops or samples to make music this great. The singers are the icing on the cake – a lineup that includes Faith Evans, Dwele, Jill Scott, Common, Lupe Fiasco, Lalah Hathaway, Norah Jones, and others – on titles that include "Calls", "Worries", "I Stand Alone", "What Are We Doing", "Trust", "Yet To Find", "You Own Me", "Somebody Else", "Persevere", and "Let It Ride". CD
Also available Black Radio Vol 2 ... LP 16.99

Possible matches27
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Robert GlasperBlack Radio Vol 2 ... LP
Blue Note, 2013. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... $16.99 24.98
Mindblowing work from Robert Glasper – a set that makes us fall in love with his music even more than before – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given that we've loved him for years! Glasper's working here in his collaborative Black Radio format – but at a level that's even more perfected than the initial album of this project – a really groundbreaking blend of live jazz instrumentation and underground soul inspiration – served up by Robert's core quartet, with help from a whole host of wonderful guest singers! Glasper alone is worth the price of admission – Fender Rhodes and piano lines that are completely sublime, in that flowing groove that's only gotten better with age – and the combo also features wicked bass from Derrick Hodge, sax and flute from Casey Benjamin, and some damn funky drums from Mark Colenburg – who proves that you don't need any drum loops or samples to make music this great. The singers are the icing on the cake – a lineup that includes Faith Evans, Dwele, Jill Scott, Common, Lupe Fiasco, Lalah Hathaway, Norah Jones, and others – on titles that include "Calls", "Worries", "I Stand Alone", "What Are We Doing", "Trust", "Yet To Find", "You Own Me", "Somebody Else", "Persevere", and "Let It Ride". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Black Radio Vol 2 ... CD 7.99

Possible matches28
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Robert GlasperCovered – The Robert Glasper Trio Recorded Live At Capitol Studios ... LP
Blue Note, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 24.99
Continuing genius from the great Robert Glasper – a set that has the keyboardist going back to basics, and working in just a trio mode – live in the studio, and with stunning sound! Robert plays acoustic piano, but as with his early years, he's got this fluidity that really makes it feel like electric at times – a way of using the standard keys as if they belonged to a Fender Rhodes – a sound that comes across especially well with the snapping drums of Diamond Read, and round acoustic basslines from Vincent Archer. If you weren't hip to Glasper at this earlier mode in his career, you'll find plenty to love here – especially as some of the tunes are reworks of the sorts of music he'd do with his Black Radio project, but served up here in a mostly instrumental mode. The album does feature one guest appearance from Harry Belafonte – who's really amazing on a spoken part for "Got Over" – and other titles include "Reckoner", "I Don't Even Care", "In Case You Forgot", "The Worst", "So Beautiful", "I'm Dying Of Thirst", and "Levels". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches29
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Robert Glasper ExperimentBlack Radio – Japan Tour Package (Black Radio/Black Radio 2/Black Radio Recovered/bonus track) (3CD set) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 2012/2013. New Copy 3CD ... $38.99
A really special Japanese-only package – designed to accompany Robert Glasper's tour of Japan! The set features 3 CDs from his Experiment albums – the first of which is Black Radio, an album that features loads of Glasper's enigmatic piano lines – those fluid, elliptical sounds that are always filled with plenty of soul and imagination – matched here with guest vocals from a host of key talents – including Erykah Badu, Lalah Hathaway, Musiq Soulchild, Meshell Ndegeocello, Bilal, and Lupe Fiasco! One of the best musical moments we've heard from Blue Note in years – with titles that include "Always Shine", "Move Love", "Ah Yeah", "Lift Off", "Afro Blue", "Cherish The Day", "Black Radio", and "Letter To Hermione". Next is the follow-up – Black Radio 2 – a set that makes us fall in love with his music even more than before – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given that we've loved him for years! Glasper's working here in his collaborative Black Radio format – but at a level that's even more perfected than the initial album of this project – a really groundbreaking blend of live jazz instrumentation and underground soul inspiration – served up by Robert's core quartet, with help from a whole host of wonderful guest singers! The singers are the icing on the cake – a lineup that includes Faith Evans, Dwele, Jill Scott, Common, Lupe Fiasco, Lalah Hathaway, Norah Jones, and others – on titles that include "Calls", "Worries", "I Stand Alone", "What Are We Doing", "Trust", "Yet To Find", "You Own Me", "Somebody Else", "Persevere", and "Let It Ride". Last up is Black Radio Recovered – sweet remixes from Robert Glasper's Black Radio album – all of them tunes that sound even more soulful than the originals! Given that the core record itself was a bit of a "remix" – Glasper's keyboards, funky beats, and hip contributions from a range of soul singers – the expansion of those sounds works perfectly here – stretching out the wonderful mix of modes through some sweet tracks that still leave plenty of room for Robert's keyboards. The set includes a totally great 9 minute "Dillalude #2", plus "Twice (?uestlove's Twice Baked rmx)", "Afro Blue (9th Wonder's blue light basement rmx with Phonte)", "Black Radio (Pete Rock rmx)", "Consequences Of Jealousy (Georgia Anne Muldrow's sassy geemix)", and "Letter To Hermione (Robert Glasper & Jewels rmx)". Black Radio 2 also features tracks from the deluxe version – and the bonus track "Trust (alternate)" with Marsha Ambrosius & Common. CD
(Comes with bonus stickers too!)

Possible matches30
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Eloise Greenfield with Byron MorrisHoney I Love (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Honey Productions/Shout (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $19.99
Quite a groovy little record from writer Eloise Greenfield – done in a unique style that has the poet interacting with a set of children throughout – who sing and recite both lyrics and poetry, with this honest approach that almost recalls some of the hipper jazz/poetry projects on Folkway Records, or classic albums from Langston Hughes! The music is a big part of the album's success – as it's handled by the great Byron Morris, who shifts a bit from his own modal jazz and really creates some amazingly sensitive backdrops throughout. The vibe's a bit like a Bill Lee project from the same period – but with even more variety – and titles include the instrumental numbers "In My Father's Music House" and "Eyewitness News Bluze" – plus "I Look Pretty", "Honey I Love", "Moochie", "Rope Rhyme", and "Way Down In The Music". CD

Possible matches31
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Kieran Hebden & Steve ReidExchange Sessions Vol 2 (UK version) ... LP
Domino, 2006. Very Good+ 2LP ... $14.99
The second volume of epic collaboration between free jazz drummer/percussionist Steve Reid and electronic manipulator Kieren Hebden, aka Fourtet – long form duo efforts that blend the artists' styles into a compelling whole! The project is comprised of live takes with no overdubs – lending a boatload of credibility to the project as much more than a easy novelty tag. If there's a difference between Volumes 1 & 2 in the Exchange Sessions that makes this one standout, it may be the more muscular approach Reid has on the kit on these 3 mammoth tracks. Hebden has just as might of a presence with the splintering electronics, but the kit really propels things in heavy way that sounds great! 3 long tracks that each approach the 20 minute mark – and the titles are "Hold Down The Rhythms, Hold Down The Machines", "Noemie" and "We Dream Free". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves.)

Possible matches32
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Carlos HenriquezBronx Pyramid ... CD
Blue Engine, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
The first album as a leader for bassist Carlos Henriquez – and a set that's long overdue, given Carlos' many years working as a key sideman in so many other groups! The set's a very personal project – titled after Carlos' Bronx home turf, and performed in a style that mixes Latin jazz roots with more complex tonal arrangements that show a real sophistication in the writing and arranging talents of Henriquez – so much so, we wonder why we haven't heard more from him before! The work is wonderful – a very hip New York blend of modes and patterns – very modern, but still quite warm – with strong performances from players who include Michael Rodriguez on trumpet, Robert Rodriguez on piano, Felipe Lamoglia on tenor, and Ali Jackson on drums. Rich in soul and spirit throughout – with titles that include "Chucifrito", "The Bronx Pyramid", "Joshua's Dream", "Guarajazz", "Promesas", "9 O'Clock Bomba", and "Brook Ave". CD

Possible matches33
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ken Hyder's TaliskerDreaming Of Glenisla ... CD
Reel Recordings (Canada), 1975/1976. Used ... $8.99
An unusual concept, but a great one too – a project that dips back into older roots of Scottish music, and brings them forward with a free-thinking jazz approach! The group here is led by drummer Ken Hyder, and features work from Davie Webster on alto sax, John Rangecroft on tenor and clarinet, and both Lindsay Cooper and Marc Meggido on bass. At times, the tunes are quite spare, and almost folkloric in nature – but at others, they're all-out avant jazz affairs, with a relatively free quality. A few numbers are traditional ones, re-arranged by Hyder – and other tracks are originals – with titles that include "Mrs Macloed Raasay & Soldier's Song", "He Mandu", "Drum Salute", "Diddlin For The Bairns", "Dreaming Of Glenisla", and "Homeward". CD

Possible matches34
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Darius JonesLe Bebe De Brigitte (Lost In Translation) ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2015. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A very unusual album from reedman Darius Jones – a special project dedicated to the legendary French vocalist Brigitte Fontaine, with vocals that definitely recall the singer at some of her most adventurous moments! Fontaine's no stranger to the racks at Dusty Groove – as we've loved her music for years – both under her own name, and collaborations with Areski and the Art Ensemble Of Chicago! This album's most like Brigitte's recording with the latter – as it features strongly expressive jazz passages from a group led by Jones on alto, with Matt Mitchell on piano, Sean Conly on bass, and Ches Smith on drums and percussion – fronted by French vocalist Emilie Lesbros, who really gets at the sort of poetry that Fontaine brought to her recordings, a style that's way more than jazz – and which interacts with the instrumentation both at a verbal and musical level. Titles include "Two Worlds One Soul", "Chanteuse In Blue", "Universal Translator", "Beneath The Skin", and "I Can't Keep From Weeping". CD

Possible matches35
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
John LewisJazz Abstractions ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good- ... $7.99
Way more than just "abstractions" – as the set's a very focused batch of some of the larger ideas that John Lewis had about jazz – explored beautifully here away from the Modern Jazz Quartet! The album has Lewis working with frequent partner – and fellow third stream conceptualist – Gunther Schuller – and also features great guest work from Ornette Coleman on alto, Joe Wilder on trumpet, Jim Hall on guitar, and Scott LaFaro on bass – all very different talents at the forefront of jazz at the time, helping bring a wider range of voices than you might normally get on a John Lewis project. Titles include "Abstraction", "Variants On A Theme of Thelonious Monk", and "Piece For Guitar & Strings". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

Possible matches36
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Roscoe MitchellRoscoe Mitchell Quartet ... LP
Sackville (Canada), 1975. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of Roscoe Mitchell's greatest albums from the 70s – a record that easily matches, if not beats, his classic recordings for Delmark and Nessa! Like those sets, there's a perfect sense of clarity here – the best essence of the AACM scene, taken to its most adventurous level by Roscoe – who's working way beyond music here, and is into a rich array of tones, textures, and sonic shapes – really amazing elements to come from a familiar alto, soprano, or tenor saxophone! He's got some great creative help on the project too – Muhal Richard Abrams on piano, George Lewis on trombone, and Spencer Barefield on guitar – the last of whom is darker here than on most of his later recordings. Obviously, the sensitivity that Lewis and Abrams bring to the record is a perfect match for Mitchell's direction – and the long tracks draw much from the spontaneous interplay between the three players. Titles include "Tnoona", "Music For Trombone & B Flat Soprano", "Cards", and "Olobo". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches37
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Modern FeelingsModern Feelings ... LP
Sahko (Finland), 2014. Sealed ... $4.99
A weird little project that supposedly has the group improvising alongside abstracted samples of Muzak and easy listening – which themselves are manipulated in really unusual ways too! In fact, those core elements seem to be so buried in the mix, that the main focus is really on the live instrumentation – which is heavy on electronics and very noisy guitar, and also features piano, bass, and drums! There's an icy, experimental feel that really lives up to the legacy of the Sahko label – although the improvisation also imbues the record with more of a human spirit too. Titles include "Searching For The Heart Of Blankness", "Regular Face Paint Tablet Associations", "Factography", and "Smooth Variations VI". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches38
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
New York Liner (David Matthews)New York Liner ... CD
Electric Bird/King (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $12.99
A great post-CTI project from arranger David Matthews – working here with a group that includes lots of tight fusion guitar lines from Eric Gale, John Tropea, and David Spinozza! All three players get plenty of time in the spotlight – and seem to trade rhythm and solo efforts throughout – on a set of all original tunes by Matthews that kind of update his older fusion style for the 80s! The whole set's instrumental, and done with a style that's tight, but never too polished – on tracks that include "Acoustic Fusion", "New York Guitar", "Father's Finger", "Mattie's Song", and "Jamaica Man". CD

Possible matches39
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jason PalmerWondaland – Jason Palmer Plays Janelle Monae ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2015. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
The music of Janelle Monae gets some really wonderful treatment here – served up in an instrumental mode by trumpeter Jason Palmer – with a similar spirit to his previous project based around the music of Minnie Riperton! The approach is definitely jazz, but it's wonderful to hear Palmer and the group work some new magic with these familiar vocal tunes – with a mode that relies heavily on Fender Rhodes from Luke Marantz, whose spacey lines really help capture some of Monae's energy, but redirected towards a jazz basis that's quickly picked up by Palmer on trumpet, Godwin Louis on alto, Greg Duncan on guitar, Dan Carpel on bass, and Lee Fish on drums. The whole thing's completely charming – not gimmicky at all – and titles include "57821", "Sir Greendown", "Neon Valley Street", "Wondaland", "Say You'll Go", and "Oh Maker". CD
 
Partial matches: 84
Partial matches75
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Eric AlexanderRecado Bossa Nova (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
A whole new setting for tenorist Eric Alexander – and a great one too! The album's got Alexander in a bossa-styled mode – but less like the facile bossa jazz projects of the 60s than some of the harder-edged ones you'd get from players like Ike Quebec or Charlie Rouse! The sharpness of the rhythms have a good deal to do with the strength of the record – played by familiar Alexander associates Harold Mabern on piano, Nat Reeves on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums – but at a level that's very different than their usual accompaniment, which really shows their diversity. Titles include "Recado Bossa Nova", "Corcovado", "Manteca", "Journey", "So In Love", and "Mambo Inn". CD

Partial matches76
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Claude Bolling/Jean Pierre RampalSuite For Flute & Jazz Piano ... LP
Columbia, 1975. Very Good+ ... $1.99
One of the most successful jazz/classical projects ever – and one that still holds up well over the years! LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches77
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Lester Bowie's Brass FantasyTwilight Dreams ... CD
Virgin/Katalyst, 1988. New Copy Gatefold ... $9.99 12.99
A cooker of a record from Lester Bowie – one that takes the earlier sound of the Brass Fantasy ensemble, and focuses it into a mode that shows his growing love of soul and funk! The set was issued on the the short-lived Venture imprint of Virgin – a surprisingly strong outlook for creative projects like this – and the vibe's quite different than the Brass Fantasy records cut for ECM – with almost a bit more soul at the bottom, and a compact sort of energy that really sends the ideas home. Players include Bowie, Stanton Davis, Malachi Thompson, and Sasul Siddik on trumpets – plus Steve Turre and Frank Lacy on trombones, Vincent Chancey on French horn, Bob Stewart on tuba, and Phil Wilson on drums. Titles include a surprisingly great remake of "Thriller" – plus "Vibe Waltz", "I Am With You", "Duke's Fantasy", "Personality", and "Twilight Dreams". CD

Partial matches78
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Lester Bowie/William Parker/Phil WilsonGreat Pretender/Steel + Breath ... CD
Jazzwerkstatt (Germany), 1982/1991. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99 21.99
Two different slices of Lester Bowie – both of them great, and very unique in their own way! CD1 features a live performance from 1982 – done around the same time as Bowie's sublime Great Pretender album, and with a similar large group that has a nice mix of avant, spiritual, and older jazz styles in place – an ensemble that includes Ari Brown on saxes, Art Matthews on piano, Phil Wilson on drums, and gospel-styled vocals from David Peaston, Martha Bass, and Fontella Bass! The tracks are a mix of older spirituals, given a jazz twist – and a few more original moments – and titles include "Mother's Mode & Peace", "The Great Pretender", "Tobago Tobago", "Mean Old Man's World", and "When The Spirit Comes Back To Me". CD2 features Lester Bowie getting back to his more improvised roots after years of larger projects – working in a Brooklyn studio in 1991, with a trio that includes William Parker on bass and Phillip Wilson on drums – on long tracks that include "Cool", "Philadelphia", and "Steel & Breath". CD

Partial matches79
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Gary BurtonGenuine Tong Funeral ... LP
RCA, 1968. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of the most ambitious projects ever from vibist Gary Burton – an extended piece written by Carla Bley – and billed as "A Dark Opera Without Words"! The work has a feel that's much more fluid than opera, though – and is a great instrumental outing that not only features Gary's vibes at their youthful best, with support from his quartet – but which also includes extra work from Steve Lacy on soprano sax, Gato Barbieri on tenor, and Carla Bley herself on piano. The music is never too far out, but with angular tones and strange time changes that mark the record as being quite different from Gary's other sides for RCA. It also makes the record one of his best, too – as the set has that wonderfully fresh sound that you get from early work by Bley – never too silly, and with a serious approach to composition that also never loses sight of its roots in jazz. Titles include "The New Funeral March", "Silent Spring", "Mother Of The Dead Man", "Death Rolls", and "The New National Anthem". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

Partial matches80
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Don CherryRelativity Suite ... LP
JCOA/Klimt (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
One of Don Cherry's most spiritual, far-reaching projects – a wonderful record that builds both on his key avant work of the 60s, and some of the globally-inspired sounds he was cutting overseas! This date was done in close collaboration with the New York underground of the time – and the large group features work from a rich array of great musicians – including Charles Brackeen on soprano and alto sax, Carlos Ward on alto, Frank Lowe and Dewey Redman on tenors, Charlie Haden on bass, Carla Bley on piano, and Ed Blackwell on drums – working with additional string and percussion players in a sound that's completely sublime! There's a great ear here for unusual sonic twists and turns, yet these are mixed with some deeper organic tones, and some freer jazz passages – all to really ignite a great fire as the set rolls on. Titles include "March Of The Hobbits", "Tantra", "Desireless", "Infinite Gentleness", and "Trans-Love Airways". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches81
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Miles DavisLast Word – The Warner Brothers Years (Tutu/Siesta/Amandla/Dingo/Doo Bop/Miles & Quincy/Live) (8CD set) ... CD
Warner, 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 8 CDs ... $59.99 64.98
The complete final recordings of Miles Davis – and music that shows that the legendary trumpeter was still continuing to grow strongly in his later years! The set features a great scope of sounds – from soundtrack projects with Marcus Miller and Michel Legrand, a live tribute to Gil Evans recorded with Quincy Jones, other excellent live material, and some important records that show the late Davis embracing new rhythms of the 80s, in the same way he worked with funk, soul, and rock styles in the 70s! The package is a great deal at this price – and features 86 tracks on 8CDs – all with original artwork and notes – in a box that includes the albums Tutu, Music From Siesta, Amandla, Dingo, Doo Bop, Miles & Quincy Live At Montreux, Live Around The World, and Live Performance From Nice Festival – the last of which never came out at the time, and was only later included as bonus tracks on a 2CD version of Tutu. CD

Partial matches82
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Miles DavisSketches Of Spain ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A beautiful collaboration between Miles Davis and the great Gil Evans – and perhaps the most perfectly realized of all their projects! The album's got a wonderfully unified feel – as it begins with long compositions that have a distinct Spanish-tinge (and not a Latin-tinge, which is an important distinction to the way the album progresses.) Evans' arrangements have a majesty that takes the songs to the next level – working them as lush, lively backings for Davis' equally majestic trumpet solos, some of the finest he ever recorded with large group backing. Wonderful all the way through – and with the tracks "Concierto De Aranjuez", "Saeta", "The Pan Piper", and "Solea". LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary pressing on Classic Records.)
Also available
Sketches Of Spain (180 gram vinyl mono edition) ... LP 20.99
Sketches Of Spain (mono edition) ... CD 9.99

Partial matches83
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Miles DavisSketches Of Spain (180 gram vinyl mono edition) ... LP
Columbia, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.98
A beautiful collaboration between Miles Davis and the great Gil Evans – and perhaps the most perfectly realized of all their projects! The album's got a wonderfully unified feel – as it begins with long compositions that have a distinct Spanish-tinge (and not a Latin-tinge, which is an important distinction to the way the album progresses.) Evans' arrangements have a majesty that takes the songs to the next level – working them as lush, lively backings for Davis' equally majestic trumpet solos, some of the finest he ever recorded with large group backing. Wonderful all the way through – and with the tracks "Concierto De Aranjuez", "Saeta", "The Pan Piper", and "Solea". LP, Vinyl record album
(Special mono version – pressed up on 180 gram vinyl!)
Also available
Sketches Of Spain ... LP 29.99
Sketches Of Spain (mono edition) ... CD 9.99

Partial matches84
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Miles DavisSketches Of Spain (mono edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $9.99
A beautiful collaboration between Miles Davis and the great Gil Evans – and perhaps the most perfectly realized of all their projects! The album's got a wonderfully unified feel – as it begins with long compositions that have a distinct Spanish-tinge (and not a Latin-tinge, which is an important distinction to the way the album progresses.) Evans' arrangements have a majesty that takes the songs to the next level – working them as lush, lively backings for Davis' equally majestic trumpet solos, some of the finest he ever recorded with large group backing. Wonderful all the way through – and with the tracks "Concierto De Aranjuez", "Saeta", "The Pan Piper", and "Solea". CD
Also available
Sketches Of Spain ... LP 29.99
Sketches Of Spain (180 gram vinyl mono edition) ... LP 20.99

Partial matches85
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Brian Ellis GroupEscondido Sessions ... CD
El Paraiso, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99
A contemporary set from the west coast scene – and one that's got a similar feel to the soaring, spiritual sounds we've heard from some of the projects of Carlos Nino – but a quality that's maybe a bit more tripped-out overall! All tracks are long, and very jamming – with loads of cool keys from Brian Ellis – including Fender Rhodes, Hammond, Wurlitzer, and Moog – in a group that's also very heavy on percussion, which creates a wicked organic rumble next to the electric elements! Patrick Shiroishi plays alto and soprano sax – soaring out nicely and giving the tunes a bit of a soulful current – and titles include "Via De Mi Rancho", "Too Late For Georgia's", "On Peterson's Corner", and "Memories Of Pubby". CD

Partial matches86
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Orrin EvansEvolution Of Oneself ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2015. New Copy ... $12.99 17.99
The title here is very apt – as Orrin Evans is a pianist who seems to be in a constant state of evolution these days – from his wonderful work on larger projects, to his completely sublime sounds in a trio like this! Evans' notes seem even more fluid and cascading than ever – set up beautifully here alongside Christian McBride on bass and Karriem Riggins on drums – in a trio mode that breaks down most previous expectations of a group like this – with this magical dance between rhythm and melody, and a really three-cornered approach to the groove – but one that's clearly inspired by Evans' fantastic work as a leader. There's a bit of added instrumentation from Marvin Sewell on guitar on two tracks, and JD Walter sings on the album's final number – and titles include "For Miles", "Sweet Sid", "Wildwood Flower", "Iz Beatdown Time", "Feb 13th", "Spot It You Got It", and "Ruby Red". CD

Partial matches87
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Clare Fischer Big BandTwas Only Yesterday (aka Thesaurus) ... LP
Discovery, 1968. Sealed ... $9.99
An unusual session from the great Clare Fischer – although probably his best-known record as well! Clare cut many other jazz sides in a smaller, more intimate setting – but this album features his full talents as a larger arranger – working with a hip ensemble, and turning in some great charts that really keep things on edge! Fischer plays both Fender Rhodes and piano – and the group's got some great west coast help from Bill Perkins and Warne Marsh on tenors, Gary Foster on alto, and Conte Candoli on trumpet – all playing with a bit more sharpness here than usual. There's a nicely off-kilter edge – similar to that which you might hear in some of Clare's work with Cal Tjader – or some of his larger arranging projects for labels like MPS. Solos are out front on all tracks, and titles include "In Memoriam", "Bitter Leaf", "Calamus", and "Miles Behind". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches88
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Johnny HammondGambler's Life ... CD
Salvation/Expansion (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
An amazing bit of jazz funk from Johnny Hammond – and one of his greatest LPs! This is the first album that Johnny recorded with Larry Mizell, cut right before the pair of them went onto do the landmark Gears album. While this one never became as famous as Gears, it's got some fantastic moments that are every bit as great – a perfect blend of Mizell's spacey fusion and Hammond's fiercely soulful soloing, with lots of great jazzy changes to keep the pace fresh throughout. Includes the great spacey jazz cuts "Star Borne" and "Yesterday Was Cool", the latter of which is an excellent piece of work by Larry Mizell – plus the cuts "Back To The Projects", "Gambler's Life", "Rhodesian Thoroughfare", and "Virgo Lady". Plus, the CD features 4 bonus tracks that represent some of Johnny's best work for the Kudu label – including "Rock Steady", "Higher Ground", "Breakout", and "Who Is Sylvia". CD
Also available Gambler's Life ... CD 6.99

Partial matches89
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Johnny HammondGambler's Life ... CD
Salvation/Expansion (UK), 1974. Used ... $6.99
An amazing bit of jazz funk from Johnny Hammond – and one of his greatest LPs! This is the first album that Johnny recorded with Larry Mizell, cut right before the pair of them went onto do the landmark Gears album. While this one never became as famous as Gears, it's got some fantastic moments that are every bit as great – a perfect blend of Mizell's spacey fusion and Hammond's fiercely soulful soloing, with lots of great jazzy changes to keep the pace fresh throughout. Includes the great spacey jazz cuts "Star Borne" and "Yesterday Was Cool", the latter of which is an excellent piece of work by Larry Mizell – plus the cuts "Back To The Projects", "Gambler's Life", "Rhodesian Thoroughfare", and "Virgo Lady". Plus, the CD features 4 bonus tracks that represent some of Johnny's best work for the Kudu label – including "Rock Steady", "Higher Ground", "Breakout", and "Who Is Sylvia". CD
Also available Gambler's Life ... CD 16.99

Partial matches90
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Andy JaffeManhattan Projections ... CD
Stash, 1984. Used ... $6.99
CD

Partial matches91
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
JJ JohnsonReally Livin ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the hippest, hardest albums that trombonist JJ Johnson ever cut for Columbia – a session we'd rank right up there with his amazing JJ Inc record, and like that one a really cooking hardbop record that maybe even rivals the best on Blue Note and Prestige at the time! As with that gem, the strength here is really the group – not just tremendous trombone from JJ, but great work from Nat Adderley on trumpet, Bobby Jaspar on tenor and flute, Cedar Walton on piano, Spanky DeBrest on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – all working with a soaring, soulful energy that's a lot more hardbop heavy than you might expect from JJ Johnson on some of his other projects for the label. Titles include "Me Too", "Decision", "Stardust", "Sidewinder", "Speak Low", and "Red Cross". CD

Partial matches92
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Adam Lane QuartetFo(u)r Being(s) ... CD
Creative Improvised Music Projects, 2002. Used ... $9.99
Quartet includes John Tchicai, Paul Smoker, and Barry Altschul. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode. Booklet has a small cut corner & price sticker.)

Partial matches93
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Yusef LateefBlue Yusef Lateef ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good+ ... $16.99
One of our favorite Atlantic albums by the great Yusef Lateef – an incredible session that has him dipping back into his earlier exotic roots with those great reed styles of the early 60s – yet also hitting a mix of soul and funk like some of his other albums from the time! The sound is tremendous – wonderfully righteous, at a level that really set the tone for more ambitious soul jazz projects of the 70s by other artists – including the best of the soul jazz underground who were often as inspired by Lateef as they were by Coltrane! The group's great, too – and features Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Sonny Red on alto, Hugh Lawson on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums – next to Yusef's own work on tenor, flute, bamboo flute, tamboura, and percussion. Titles include "Sun Dog", "Moon Cup", "Othelia", "Like It Is", and the groovy "Juba Juba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing.)

Partial matches94
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Roscoe Mitchell Creative OrchestraSketches From Bamboo ... LP
Moers (Germany), 1979. Near Mint- ... $34.99
One of Roscoe Mitchell's first projects for a larger ensemble – a huge lineup that features reeds from Anthony Braxton, Douglas Ewart, Dwight Andrews, and Marty Erlich; trumpet from Leo Smith, Kenny Wheeler, Hugh Ragin, and Mike Mossmann; trombone from George Lewis and Ray Anderson; piano from Marilyn Crispell, vibes from Bobby Naughton, and drums from Pheeroan Ak Laff! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



⇑ Top