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Bloom ProjectSudden Aurora ... CD
Edgetone, 2009. Used ... $5.99
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Matt Geraghty ProjectPassport ... CD
Matt Geraghty Project, 2007. Used ... $0.99
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Dennis Gonzalez Boston ProjectNo Photograph Available ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2006. Used ... $6.99
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Kevin Harris ProjectBird Inmterpretations ... CD
Kevin Harris, 2015. Used ... $6.99
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✨✧ Keefe Jackson's Project ProjectJust Like This ... CD
Delmark, 2007. Used ... $2.99
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Oliver Lake String ProjectMovement, Turns & Switches ... CD
Passin' Thru, 1997. Used ... $3.99
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Project TrioProject Trio ... CD
Project Trio, 2009. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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✨✧ Afro-Cuban Jazz ProjectTributo A Emiliano Salvador ... CD
Yemaya (Spain), 2000. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderfully-done session of Latin jazz – played by a combo formed to pay tribute to the music of Cuban composer Emiliano Salvador! The group on the set is totally great – and features piano by Chuco Valdes, trombone by Juan Pablo Torres, tenor and flute from Juan Manuel, and congas from Tata Guines – all coming together with a number of other players, working in a style that's deeply soulful, and which often has more of a focus on the jazz component of the tracks than usual! The horn work is especially great on the set – arcing and dipping with some heartfelt turns that bring a nice edge to the tracks, and which remind us a bit of the styles we love on some of the older work by Bobby Vince Paunetto. Titles include "A Puerto Padre", "Angelica", "En Una Volanta Actual", "Jazz Plaza", "En Una Manana De Domingo", and "Danza Para Cuatro". (Latin, Jazz) CD

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✨✧ Florian Ross Brass ProjectLilacs & Laughter ... CD
Naxos (Germany), 2009. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr.)

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Boston Cello QuartetLatin Project ... CD
BCQ, 2015. Used ... $9.99
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Stanley Clarke & George DukeClarke/Duke Project ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Very Good ... $1.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a bumped corner.)

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✨✧ Joey DeFrancescoProject Freedom ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2017. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
Joey DeFrancesco's been giving us albums for many years now, and he never fails to deliver something that's right on the money – as is the case with this tight quartet session with his People combo! Joey's touch on the keys of the Hammond is amazing – and there are all these unusual inflections and shadings throughout – of the sort that few players can do while still keeping their groove – and as always, Joey's sense of space and timing is what really makes the album sparkle, and set him apart from so many of his contemporaries. At a spot or two, DeFrancesco also picks up the trumpet, which he blows overdubbed over his keys – and the rest of the group features warmly understated work from Troy Roberts on tenor and soprano sax, plus Dan Wilson on guitar and Jason Brown on drums – on titles that include "So Near So Far", "Peace Bridge", "A Change Is Gonna Come", "Stand Up", "Project Freedom", and "The Unifier". CD

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Jerry GranelliV16 Project ... CD
Songlines (Canada), 2003. Used ... $4.99
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Luther HughesLuther Hughes & The Cannonball Coltrane Project ... CD
Primrose Lane, 2004. Used ... $4.99
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✨✧ Mark IshamMiles Remembered – The Silent Way Project ... CD
Columbia, 1999. Used ... $0.99
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Bireli LagreneMove – Gipsy Project ... CD
Dreyfus (France), 2004. Used ... $6.99
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Noel McGhieNoel McGhie Afro-Carribean Project – Re-Masters ... CD
Marge (France), 2016. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
We've loved drummer Noel McGhie in many modes over the years – including free jazz and funky fusion – and here, he's working in a very cool hybrid of jazz and Caribbean styles – with some island-styled rhythms inflected by solo work on trumpet, guitar, and alto sax! The sound is much brighter than some of Noel's early work – that might also have to do with the production – and his work on drums is almost funky at times, but with a bit more complication in the rhythms overall. Players include Patrick Sedoc on guitar, Daniele Vigilucci on alto, and Rasul Siddik on trumpet – and one track features a vocal appearance from Awa Timbo. Titles include "The Jump", "Footprints", "Mademoiselle Tulloch", "Rockin In Rhythm", and "My Little Suede Shoes". CD

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Rodrigo Ferrari NunesBias Project No 1 ... CD
2005. Used ... $1.99
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Tim RiesRolling Stones Project ... CD
Concord, 2005. Used ... $6.99
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Tim RiesStones World – The Rolling Stones Project 2 ... CD
Sunnyside, 2008. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
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George BensonErotic Moods ... LP
Paul Winley, Early 70s/1978. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Wild and mysterious stuff! This album is sort of a repackaged version of the legendary Harlem Underground album – a great lost funk album from the mid-70s that listed George Benson as a player in the group, but one that Benson claims that he never played on! The time of this release coincided with Benson's big hit years in the 70s – so the package is a bit of a cash-in project – but the grooves here are a lot harder-hitting than anything George recorded for Warner or Columbia – really gritty funk that's totally great throughout! Other players include Dave Baby Cortez on organ, Reuben Wilson on keyboards, and Willis Jackson on tenor – and Ann Winley sings on one track, the great "Fed Up", which has a really bad-rapping feel! Other titles include the classic break track "Smokin' Cheeba Cheeba" – plus a few smokin' organ/guitar wailers, like "Loose Joints" and "Overture Erotic", both of which are nice enough to warrant this separate release! Other tracks include "Erotic Moods" and "Sweet Taste Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Karl BergerWoodstock Workshop Orchestra – Live At The Donaueschingen Music Festival ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1979. Very Good ... $29.99
A very cool project from Karl Berger – a set that features two different groups, both hip – one with Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Tom Cora on cello, George Lewis on trombone, and Leroy Jenkins on violin – the other with Oliver Lake and Don Davis on alto and flute, Lee Konitz on alto, Tom Collins on tenor and soprano, Trilok Gurtu on tabla, and Peter Apfelbaum on drums and percussion! LP, Vinyl record album

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Willem Breuker KollektiefWillem Breuker Kollektief ... LP
About Time, 1984. Sealed ... $9.99
American greatness from this seminal Dutch ensemble – a set recorded in the US when the group were really hitting on all burners – linking together rich strains of modern jazz in the course of a single performance! There's a great blend of tight concepts and freer solos going on here – and reedman Breuker is still very might at his most inventive – playing with a rich, feeling sort of tone, and moving through lots of new ideas – and never falling into some of the easier or more gimmicky modes that might normally hamper a project like this. Other musicians include Andre Goudbeek on alto, Maarten Van Norden on tenor, Andy Altenfelder and Boy Raaymakers on trumpet, and Bernard Hunnekink on trombone – and titles include "Women's Voting Rights", "Sylvia's Proposal", "Benares", "Kontrafunkt", "Song Of Mandalay", and "Amsterdam Rhapsody Overture". LP, Vinyl record album

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Marc CaryRhodes Ahead Vol 2 ... CD
Motema, 2015. Used ... $0.99
Plenty of Fender Rhodes here – and a bit of Hammond as well – in a set that's a wonderful follow-up to Marc Cary's earlier Rhodes Ahead project! The keyboards have this mellow flow all the way through – still some of the sharper edges of Cary's other music, but a vibe that's often a bit more relaxed and spacious – as Marc lets the keyboard lines almost move of their own accord, as they take his initial attack and spin it out nicely in space – alongside shifting instrumentation that includes Taurus Mateen on bass and Terreon Tank Gully on drums – plus trumpet from Igmar Thomas, tabla from Sameer Gupta, and djembe from Jabarei Exeum. The vibe is partly 70s, partly contemporary cosmic – and titles include "Astral Flight 17", "Spices & Mystics", "Below The Equator", "The Alchemist's Notes", and "7th Avenue North". CD

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CookersCall Of The Wild & Peaceful Heart ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2016. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
Maybe the boldest album so far from The Cookers – a tremendous assemblage of legendary jazz talent, working together as a perfect unit on this recording! There's a sharpness and sense of unity that really holds the record together – part of which comes from the arrangements, by Billy Harper or trumpeter David Weiss – the only slightly younger member of the group, and a great guiding voice to the project. Speaking of voices, Billy Harper's is loud and proud – that soaring, spiritual tenor that we love so much – especially on the group's readings of his compositions – and in addition to Harper and Weiss, other group members include Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Donald Harrison on alto, George Cables on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Billy Hart on drums. There's a balance of darkness and light that really makes the album sparkle – and titles include "Call Of The Wild & Peaceful Heart", "Beyond Forever", "Third Phase", "Teule's Redemption", "Blackfoot", "Thy Will Be Done", and "Oceans Of Time". CD

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Miles Davis & Robert GlasperEverything's Beautiful ... CD
Legacy, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99
Robert Glasper takes on the music of Miles Davis – in a set that's way more of Glasper's own than you might guess from the presentation! True, the tracks are all based around Miles Davis material from the Columbia Records vaults – but Robert really opens things up right away with his own sort of vibe, and uses the Davis elements to weave into a much larger fabric – one that incorporates a range of hip contemporary styles, in the manner of his great Black Radio projects! So while you will hear some of Miles at times – both playing and (even cooler) speaking – the real strength of the record lies in Glasper's amazing keyboards, especially Fender Rhodes, and the wonderful bass work of Derrick Hodge, whose bottom currents really make the whole thing glow with a subtle, soulful fire! And we haven't even gotten to the guests – a great lineup that rivals the sorts of folks that Robert had on the Black Radio project – as the record includes contributions from Stevie Wonder, Bilal, Phonte, Hiatus Kaiyote, Erykah Badu, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Illa J, John Scofield, Ledisi, and King. Titles include "They Can't Hold Me Down", "Ghetto Walkin", "Right On Brotha", "Milestones", "Song For Selim", "Little Church", "Violets", "Maiysha", and "Silence Is The Way". CD

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DEK Trio (Ken Vandermark/Elisabeth Harnik/Didi KerBurning Below Zero ... CD
Trost (Austria), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
The first we've heard of this new trio project from reedman Ken Vandermark – a lineup that features Elisabeth Harnik on piano and Didi Kern on drums – all working with a sound that's a very nice change from some of Ken's other project! The mode is free jazz, but the style is maybe a bit more open, almost ragged around the edges – with a lot of sonic space around the individual instruments, which come together here with as much sense of the room as each other – maybe because Kern and Harnik are bold but spare on their instruments, which seems to open up all these interesting new ways of phrasing from Vandermark! The album was recorded in performance at the Raj in Austria – and titles include "Raj One", "Raj Two", and "Raj Three". CD

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Bob Downes Open MusicBob Downes & The Alphorn Brothers (with bonus Jazz Homage CD) ... CD
Bob Downes Music (UK), 1998/2015. New Copy 2 CDs ... $7.99
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

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Billy FosterBilly Foster & Audio ... CD
Equistar, 1983. New Copy ... $11.99
A wonderfully obscure set of jazzy soul from keyboardist Billy Foster – a musician who's been making waves on the scene in Gary, Indiana for many decades – but has never fully gotten his due! This project captures a younger Billy – working in a soul-based mode that blends vocals with his own work on a variety of keyboards and acoustic piano – maybe an indie take on modes that artists like Rodney Foster or Bobby Lyle were exploring on the bigger labels at the time, but with a lot more charm. Vocals are by Glenda Eskew and Brenda Marshall McClure – and titles include the instrumental "City Lights", which has a nicely pronounced guitar solo by Henry Johnson – plus the tracks "As A Matter Of Fact", "Night Music", "I Need Your Love", and "It All Depends On You". CD

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Fuse OneFuse One/Silk (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
CTI/Robinsongs (UK), 1980/1981. New Copy ... $11.99
A pair of records from this great CTI Records group – plus bonus tracks too! Fuse One is tight funky fusion from a masterful collective – a great supergroup from the late electric years of the CTI label! The combo features Joe Farrell on tenor, Ronnie Foster and Don Grusin on keyboards, John McLaughlin and Larry Coryell on guitars, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Lenny White, Tony Williams, and Ndugu Chancler on drums – all top-shelf players, but artists who also really respect the vision of the whole project – and allow the grooves to develop without too much competition or overblown modes! The keyboards and guitar are a great match with Farrell's always-great lines on tenor – and titles include "Grand Prix", "Sunshine Lady", "To Whom All Things Concern", "Double Steal", "Waterside", and "Taxi Blues". Silk is the second album of funky fusion from this all-star CTI group that includes Stanley Turrentine, Stanley Clarke, Ndugu, Tom Brown, Eric Gale, Ronnie Foster, and George Benson! The ensemble come together for a great set of laidback fusion tracks that groove with a nice soulful undercurrent – surprisingly fresh, and not nearly as slick as you'd expect from the date of the session – showing that the original open-ended CTI vibe could still be strongly alive on the right records! Tracks have a great mix of acoustic and electric touches – and although Stanley Clarke was the musical director of the album, the whole thing's clearly a group effort. Titles include "Silk", "Hot Fire", "Sunwalk", and "In Celebration Of The Human Spirit". CD features bonus tracks – "Ode To A Kudu" and "Silk (7" version)". CD

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Jimmy HeathOn The Trail ... CD
Riverside, 1964. Used ... $8.99
A great little record by Jimmy Heath – arguably one of his best, and a real no-nonsense session that lets him shine as the tenor star that he is! The group's a small one – with Wynton Kelly, Kenny Burrell, and Paul Chambers – and Heath's right out front, blowing up a storm, in a confident solo-happy style that sounds more like Sonny Rollins than a lot of his other work! Titles include "Cloak and Dagger", "Vanity", "Project S", and "I Should Care". CD

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✨✧ Milt JacksonMilt Jackson In A New Setting ... CD
Limelight, 1964. Used ... $5.99
A great one from vibist Milt Jackson – one of the treasures from that 60s stretch when he split with the Modern Jazz Quartet, and recorded some of his most soulful material ever! Milt's definitely in a new setting here – playing with a good little soul jazz combo that includes Jimmy Heath on tenor, McCoy Tyner on piano, and Bob Cranshaw on bass. The overall sound is much tighter than Milt's earlier work – with a focus on groovy short cuts that have a nice vibes/piano/tenor sound. Titles include "Clay's Blues", "Slow Death", "Ineffable", "That's In", and "Project S". CD
(Out of print, clear tape covering a cut on the digipack spine.)

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Jazz Interactions OrchestraJazzhattan Suite ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
Hard swinging orchestral session that's basically an Oliver Nelson project – and it's one of his best, we might add! The "Jazzhattan Suite" is a suite of tracks written as a tribute to New York. Titles of passages include "The East Side/The West Side", "125th & 7th Ave", and "Penthouse Dawn" – if that gives you any hint. Nelson's writing is impeccable, as always, and although the group is fairly large, he gets them to swing in the way that he did on his best work with folks like Jimmy Smith or Lou Donaldson. Players include Zoot Sims, Phil Woods, Ron Carter, Patti Brown, and Joe Newman (who also did a bit of the conducting). Groovy stuff, and like finding a hip jazzy soundtrack! LP, Vinyl record album
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Philly Joe Jones with Johnny GriffinDameronia – Look Stop & Listen ... LP
Uptown, 1983. Very Good ... $6.99
A killer second album from Philly Joe Jones' Dameronia project – a group dedicated to playing the music of Tadd Dameron, but with a soaring swing that's very much Jones' own groove! The tunes are all classics by Tadd, presented with the kind of forward-thinking charts that Dameron first got noticed for during the bop years – played here by an excellent group of creative modernists, including Johnny Griffin on tenor, Frank Wess on alto and flute, Charles Davis on tenor and flute, Benny Powell on trombone, Walter Davis on piano, Cecil Payne on baritone, and the excellent Virgil Jones on trumpet. All players are seasoned veterans by the time of this date, but come together with all the crisp freshness of their early years on the scene – a great testament to Jones' sharp leadership of the ensemble, as you'll hear on tunes that include "Our Delight", "Focus", "Choose Now", "If You Could See Me Now", "Loop Stop & Listen", and "Theme Of No Repeat". LP, Vinyl record album

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Quincy JonesRoots – Original Soundtrack ... CD
A&M/Varese, 1976. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
Quincy Jones may be best remembered for his funky soundtrack work of the 70s – but the man can also hit a deeper, more serious vein when he wants – as he does on this ambitious album-length project inspired by the landmark Roots mini-series! The music isn't a straight soundtrack from the program, but instead evokes the longer narrative over the passage of its different selections – working as its own "saga of an American family", as it moves from African roots, through years of oppression, to moments of pride and power – amidst larger orchestrations from Jones, with help from Letta Mbulu on some key vocals, and more help from Bill Summers, James Cleveland, and even Lou Gossett. Titles include "Many Rains", "Free At Last", "Jumpin De Broom", "Ole Fiddler", "Boyhood To Manhood", "Oluwa", and "Motherland". (Soundtracks, Jazz) CD

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John La PortaTheme & Variations (Conceptions plus previously unreleased material) ... CD
Fantasy, Late 50s. Used ... $3.99
Pretty amazing work from one of the greatest under-rated talents of 50s modern jazz! John LaPorta was a brilliant multi-instrumentalist who's probably best known for his work with Mingus in the mid 50s Jazz Workshop years, and for his earlier sides with Woody Herman – but it's on records under his own name that LaPorta really begins to shine. This great set features 14 tracks that were recorded in the 50s, but never issued before – and 9 more that were from the album Conceptions, issued briefly in the 50s by Fantasy Records. The first 14 tracks form a long suite of jazz-based compositions, handled with a modernist chamber-type approach – and based around some really great solo work on trumpet, baritone, tenor, and bass. The feel is almost like a 50s jazz soundtrack – with lots of moody moments paired with others that break out in a stronger swinging groove. The remaining tracks are equally nice – in a similar style, and showing LaPorta as a composer who could have handled just about any ambitious jazz project of the time. Titles include "Forward Motion", "Jazz Canon", "Images", "Lucidity", "Little Fantasy", "Ferme LaPorta", "En Rapport", and "Triplets You Say". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Steve LacySteve Lacy At New Jazz Meeting Baden-Baden 2002 ... CD
Hatology (Switzerland), 2002. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
A wonderful blend of free jazz & atmospheric electronic experimentation led by soprano mainstay Steve Lacy – a truly inviting blend of open-ended sounds that manages to all come together in a very natural way! Sadly, this set captured here at the NEWJazz meeting of 2002 at Baden-Baden, Germany turned out to be one of Lacy's final projects – and it's a nice tribute to his legacy of openness and a free spirit. The project started by using a piece by ambitious composer Bernard Lang, "DW 1.2 For Piano, Flute And Saxophone" as a starting point for the improvisations of an interesting group of players – including Lacy, Peter Herbert on double bass, Wolfgang Reisinger on drums, Philip Jeck on turntables, plus Christof Kurzmann and Lang on electronics. It essentially develops a dialogue among the genres themselves – jazz, electronica and freeform sound art – as much as between the individual players! 6 extended numbers with the titles "DW 1.2 Remix 6.8" (quartet of Lacy, Lang, Herbert & Reisinger), "DW 1.3 Remix 7.4" (trio of Lacy, Lang & Jeck) "DW 1.2 Remix 10.2" (quartet of Kurzman, Lacy Herbert & Reisinger), "DW 1.2 Remix 7.7" (duo Jeck & Lacy), "DW 1.2 Remix Karlsruhe 3.3" (solo Lacy) and "DW 1.2 Remix 6.1" (quartet Lang, Lacy Herbert & Reisinger). CD

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Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble & EnsembleMoments Of Fatherhood ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2016. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A beautiful large ensemble project from flautist Nicole Mitchell – and a set that shows just how far she's come in her music over the years! Mitchell has always been wonderful, but there's something especially visionary in this project – as there seem to be larger ideas at play informing the different tones and textures of the musicians, yet still the unified spirituality that always marks Nicole's music – that special blend that really sets her apart from so many of her contemporaries, and which makes her one of the few forces to still carry on the rich legacy of Chicago's AACM, and groups like Art Ensemble Of Chicago or 8 Bold Souls! The songs here come together in this really fantastic way – sometimes feeling improvised at their initial moments, but soon taking flight in these amazing colors that come from the mix of harp, vibes, cello, violin, flute, and saxophone sounds – a tonal depth we've never heard in Nicole's music before, and which marks a huge step forward for her as a composer. Yet the music also has all the core organic energy of other Mitchell recordings – thanks to a collaborative lineup that includes David Boykin on tenor, Aruan Ortiz on piano, Benjamin Duboc on bass, Helene Breschand on harp, Sylvain Kassap on clarinets, Renee Baker on violin, Cesar Carcopino on drums and vibes, and Anais Moreau on cello. Titles include "Only One Like Him", "Building Stuff", "Cold Hard Facts", "Explorers", "Listening", "A Piece Of Advice", and "Towards Excellence". CD

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Bobby PrevitePushing The Envelope ... LP
Gramavision, 1987. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of a number of strong mid 80s sessions from drummer Bobby Previte – and like the others, as much an exploration of space and sound as it is an expression of jazz-based ideals. The group on the set is well-suited for the project – and includes Marty Erlich on tenor, Wayne Horvitz on piano, and Tom Varner on French Horn – working with Previte in a set of tracks that have a very textural quality, and which stand at times almost like soundscapes from the East Village performance scene, or soundtrack work from the time. Titles include "Open World", "Mirror Mirror", "Pushing The Envelope", and "Once". LP, Vinyl record album

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Quantic Presents The Western TransientNew Constellation ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2015. New Copy Gatefold ... $31.99 35.99
A tremendous new project from Quantic – a set that has him moving into spiritual jazz territory, with all the depth and care he brought to previous funk and Latin projects! The music here is a mix of electric and acoustic modes – played by Will Holland on guitar with a group that also includes tenor, flute, trumpet, keyboards, moog, and some mighty nice percussion – all used in these warmly flowing ways that are totally wonderful – like some lost, underground 70s set on a tiny label by a local combo – performed with an understated brilliance that really holds us rapt! For a guy who could come on strong at times, Quantic seems to do even more by laying back a bit – and really letting the group energy flow on songs that include "Jumble Sale", "New Constellation", "Bicycle Ride", "The Orchard", "Mirzan", and "Latitude". (Deep Funk, Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful vinyl pressing – limited, and in a heavy book-style cover!)
 
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✨✧ David BoykinLive At The Dorchester Projects ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2013. Used ... $11.99
One of the greatest albums so far from mighty Chicago reedman David Boykin – and easily a set that lives up to the rich legacy of avant jazz in the Windy City! There's a depth to the record that comes through right from the very first note – a sense of history and feeling that shows just how much Boykin's developed as a player over the past decade or so – a tenorist with a done that's right up there with Archie Shepp or David Murray at their creative best – really stretching out on some wonderful solos that never fail to dim in imagination or new ideas. The group's a trio – with Alex Wing on bass and James Woodley on drums – which gives the recording an almost ESP Records sort of vibe – and Boykin's the shining star throughout, really knocking us over with his solos on the well-recorded set! Titles include "Blast Off For Love", "Walk Turn Bat Shimmy", "Try Harder", "Blue Lotus", "Star Book", and "Late Night With The David Boykin Trio Theme". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Live At The Dorchester Projects (with download) ... LP 16.99

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David BoykinLive At The Dorchester Projects (with download) ... LP
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2013. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the greatest albums so far from mighty Chicago reedman David Boykin – and easily a set that lives up to the rich legacy of avant jazz in the Windy City! There's a depth to the record that comes through right from the very first note – a sense of history and feeling that shows just how much Boykin's developed as a player over the past decade or so – a tenorist with a done that's right up there with Archie Shepp or David Murray at their creative best – really stretching out on some wonderful solos that never fail to dim in imagination or new ideas. The group's a trio – with Alex Wing on bass and James Woodley on drums – which gives the recording an almost ESP Records sort of vibe – and Boykin's the shining star throughout, really knocking us over with his solos on the well-recorded set! Titles include "Blast Off For Love", "Walk Turn Bat Shimmy", "Try Harder", "Blue Lotus", "Star Book", and "Late Night With The David Boykin Trio Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)
Also available Live At The Dorchester Projects ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Wendy GondelnProjections ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, New Copy ... About May 5, 2017
... CD

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John HandyProjections ... CD
Koch/Columbia, 1968. Used ... $21.99
One of Handy's important mind-expanding sets from the late 60s – a classic album with his group that featured a young Michael White on violin and Mike Nock on piano. White's work on the album is especially striking – very different from many other players in jazz, using the instrument in styles that evoke traditions of ancient stringed instruments, while also exploring new possibilities to use the violin as a sonic tool. As always, Nock's dark piano work is always a treat – especially on the beautiful compositions he contributed to the set. Titles include "Dance To The Lady", "Sanpaku", "Song Of Uranus", "Three In One", and "Projections". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Carl Allen & Manhattan ProjectsDark Side Of Dewey ... CD
Evidence/Alfa, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Carl Allen & Manhattan ProjectsPiccadilly Square ... CD
Timeless (Netherlands), 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Vincent Herring on saxes, Roy Hargrove on trumpet, and Donald Brown on piano – with guest work from Freddie Hubbard too! CD

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Jan AkkermanTabernakel/Eli ... CD
Atco/BGO (UK), 1973/1976. New Copy ... $14.99
Compelling work from this European guitar talent – two albums on a single CD! On Tabernakel, guitarist Jan Akkerman bridges many worlds – deftly stepping between spare acoustic guitar modes and some much more dynamic electric ones – but all with a sense of care and vision that really makes the record come together! The set begins with a few themes from John Dowland, updated by Akkerman, but still played with an ancient sort of vibe – one that leads into some very cool fusion moments that mix centuries-old aesthetics with the modern – creating a sense of anachronism that really keeps things interesting. Gene Orloff handled some of the larger arrangements, but the focus is always on Akkerman's deft work on the guitar – and titles include "Britannia", "House Of The King", "Javeh", "Lammy", and "A Fantasy". Eli is a real standout! Jan Akkerman did plenty of unusual projects in the 70s, and this album may well be the best of them – an outing with vocalist Kaz Lux, whose unique phrasing really helps give the music a lot of focus! Akkerman's still hanging nicely between rock, funk, and jazz – but the use of vocals means that some of his guitar lines are a bit more spacious in ways that we really love, especially when they mix in these cool cosmic passages with the MPS-like keyboards of Jasper Van't Hof. The album's hardly a straight fusion album, but it's also not really a rock one either – more like a fusion set with vocals in all the right places – on titles that include "Guardian Angel", "Tranquilizer", "Can't Fake A Good Time", "Naked Actress", "Wings Of Strings", and "Strindberg". CD

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Eric AlexanderRecado Bossa Nova ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2014. Used ... $24.99
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
(Includes obi.)
Also available Recado Bossa Nova (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 18.99

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Eric AlexanderRecado Bossa Nova (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
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
Also available Recado Bossa Nova ... CD 24.99

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Billy Bang & William ParkerMedicine Buddha ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
Wonderful work from two players who've just gotten better and better over the decades – both musicians who've made a huge impression from the late 70s onward, but who also continue to grow and refine their ideas as the years go on! This set features beautiful duets recorded at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York, in 2009 – with Bang on violin and thumb piano, and William Parker on bass, plus a bit of shakuhashi and dousn gouni as well. Both players handle strings at a level that's far different than most of their contemporaries or influences – and have this sublimely spiritual style that's often a bit exotic too – but never in the sort of easier ways of Bang's Vietnam-related projects. Instead there's a very freely creative spirit as both players come together – finding a unique voice that's extremely moving, and never too heavy-handed – a huge reminder of why we love them both so much. Titles include "Bronx Aborigines", "Eternal Planet", "Buddha's Joy", "Medicine Buddha", and "Sky Song". CD

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Black Bombaim & Peter BrotzmannBlack Bombaim & Peter Brotzmann ... LP
Lovers & Lollypops/Clean Feed (Portugal), 2016. New Copy Gatefold ... $28.99
One of the headiest Peter Brotzmann albums we've heard in years, thanks to the sound of the Black Bombaim group from Portugal – who play with a guitar-heavy drive that almost takes us back to Brotzmann's Last Exit recordings of the 80s! The group play with a forward energy that takes off right from the start – heavy drums and full-on fuzzy guitar, plus some deep electric bass as well – all of which puts the reedman in a different setting than most of his recent projects, and one that reminds us just how well-suited he can be for such an experience! Some of the performances here really blow our minds all over again – with a tone that's strong, and incredibly clear – sometimes even more focused than on some of Brotzmann's other recent records, but still very free and sharp-edged overall. The album was recorded live in the studio, with a very jamming vibe! LP, Vinyl record album

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Thomas Borgmann & Peter BrotzmannStalker Songs ... CD
Creative Improvised Music Projects, 1997. Used ... $18.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Don CherryRelativity Suite ... LP
JCOA, 1973. Very Good+ ... $49.99
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
(Cover has light wear.)

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John ColtraneComplete Africa/Brass Sessions ... CD
Impulse, Early 60s. Used 2CD ... $8.99
Very unusual work by Coltrane – sessions that feature his classic quartet playing in front of larger orchestra backings conducted by Eric Dolphy! The tracks feature Trane leading a group young modernists through a set of larger arranged charts, woven tightly together in a soulful spiritual groove that's similar to some of Max Roach's projects like this from the same time. Players include Booker Little, Eric Dolphy, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Reggie Workman, and Julius Watkins – and this 2CD set features all of the material that was issued on the first album, plus other tracks that came out during the 70s. There's a total of 8 cuts in all – and titles include "Song Of The Underground Railroad", "Blues Minor", "Africa", "The Damned Don't Cry", and "Greensleeves". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Africa/Brass ... LP 99.99
 
 
 



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