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Andrew BishopHank Williams Project ... CD
Envoi, 2006. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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Caribbean Jazz Project (Dave Samuels)Birds Of A Feather ... CD
Concord, 2003. Used ... $6.99
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Stanley Clarke & George DukeClarke Duke Project 2 ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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

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✨✧ Stanley Clarke & George DukeClarke/Duke Project ... CD
Columbia, 1981. New Copy ... $5.99 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

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Clayton Hamilton Jazz OrchestraLA Treasures Project ... CD
Capri, 2014. Used ... $6.99
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Tom CohenGuitar Trio Project ... CD
Dreambox Media, 2006. Used ... $6.99
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Craig T CooperCraig T Cooper Project ... CD
Valley Vue, 1989. Used ... $6.99
Smooth jazz work from guitarist Craig T Cooper – one of his indie sides from the late 80s, a nice mellow batch of tracks written, produced, and played all by Craig himself – with occasional help on vocals by Denise Stewart, and piano by Jerry Peters. Titles include "Nude Walkin", "I'm Home", "25 Hours A Day", "Just Love", and "Walk With Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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HE3 ProjectChapter One ... CD
Family Groove, Mid 70s. Used ... $9.99
Amazing sounds from the SF scene of the 70s – previously unreleased work that really opens up a whole new chapter of jazz on the west coast! The HE3 Project is the brainchild of keyboardist Herman Ebertizsch – who plays lots of Fender Rhodes and moog on this sweet little record – really driving some amazing lines for a wickedly soulful group that also features Coke Escovedo on timbales and Linda Tillery and Johnny Lovett on vocals! Supposedly, these sessions were the genesis of the groove that Escovedo later laid down on Mercury Records – but the sound here is a lot more open-ended and funky – a beautiful combination of jazz and soul elements, put together in ways that are quite different than any other Bay Area acts of the time. Titles include "Rapture Of The Deep", "Funk Punk", "Appreciation", "Life Is A Tortured Love Affair", "Make It Sweet", "We All Have Our Own Lives", "In A Soft & Subtle Way", and "Easy Come Easy Go". CD
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HE3 ProjectChapter Three ... CD
Family Groove, Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
The coolest chapter so far in the long-lost story of the He3 Project – wonderfully spiritual jazz sounds from the San Francisco scene of the early 70s – recorded with a wicked blend of instrumentation and vocals, and a really cosmic sound overall! The music isn't just the usual spiritual jazz of the time – nor the familiar funky sound from the other side of the Bay – and instead, it's kind of a tripped-out hybrid that's really unique – and often served up with a rough edge that makes the instrumentation even more compelling! Players include Hadley Caliman on tenor and flute, Joe West and Terry Mederios on guitars, and Herman Eberitzsch (the HE in the group's name) on Fender Rhodes, Echoplex, piano, and screwdriver. Vocals are from two members of The Waters – Maxine and Julia – although the overall vibe is more instrumental in the end. Titles include "Civilization", "The Massage", "Dark Angels", "Artesian Wells", "Shake A Leg Woman", "To Be True", and "This Is The Struggle". CD

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Marsha Heydt & The Project Of LoveDiggin The Day ... CD
Blujazz, 2013. Used ... $3.99
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Keefe Jackson's Project ProjectJust Like This ... CD
Delmark, 2007. Used ... $4.99
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Jazz Mandolin ProjectJazz Mandolin Project ... CD
Lenapee, 2004. Used ... $4.99
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Ingrid Jensen & Project ONow As Then ... CD
Justin Time, 2002. Used ... $5.99
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Miami Jazz Project (Barron/Dave Liebman/Pabon)Miami Jazz Project ... CD
Zoho, 2014. Used ... $3.99
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Anthony Molinaro & Howard LevyMolinaro Levy Project Live ... CD
Nineteen Eight, 2003. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Sainkho Namchylak & Roy CarrollTuva Irish – Live Music Project ... CD
Leo (UK), 2007. Used ... $2.99
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Jimmy OwensMonk Project ... CD
IPO Recordings, 2011. Used ... $5.99
Trumpeter Jimmy Owens always has something wonderful going on – a hell of a great player, and one who's grabbed our ears right from the start of his career with a string of memorable recordings! Yet somehow, in these later years, he seems even more inventive than ever – willing to try new things and start new projects, at a time when so many other older players might just be content to settle into more easygoing modes. After some recent work on the music of Thad Jones and Tom McIntosh, Owens turns his talents to this hip Monk Project – a recasting of Thelonious Monk compositions in new arrangements by Jimmy – put together in ways that really sparkle with soul, and take the tunes in some great new directions – still respecting their roots, but bringing in a warmth that we really love – all a great reminder that Monk intended these tunes not as strict compositions, but as a framework for new exploration. Of course, the group players are a big part of the sound here – and include Wycliffe Gordon on trombone, Marcus Strickland on tenor, Howard Johnson on baritone, Kenny Barron on piano, Kenny Davis on bass, and Winard Harper on drums – on titles that include "Blue Monk", "Stuffy Turkey", "Let's Cool One", "Reflections", "Brilliant Corners", and "Espistrophy". CD

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Project G5 (Tal Farlow/Herb Ellis/Jimmy Raney)Tribute To Wes Montgomery ... CD
Evidence, 1992. Used ... $8.99
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Project G7 (Kenny Burrell, Kevin Eubanks)Tribute To Wes Montgomery Vol 1 ... CD
Evidence, 1992. Used ... $6.99
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Rufus ReidQuiet Pride – The Elizabeth Catlett Project ... CD
Motema, 2013. Used ... $7.99
A vivid large ensemble work from bassist Rufus Reid – penned in dedication to artist/activist Elizabeth Catlett, and featuring a bolder range of sounds than you're likely to hear from some of Reid's more intimate recordings! The core quartet features Rufus on bass, Steve Allee on piano, Vic Juris on guitar, and Herlin Riley on drums – mixed with much larger orchestrations that features Tim Hagens and Tanya Darby on trumpets, Steve Wilson on alto and soprano sax, Scott Robinson on tenor and clarinet, and Vincent Chancey on French Horn. Charenee Wade adds in some very cool wordless vocals at times – and most of the tracks are quite long, with lots of room for individual solos. Titles include "Singing Head", "Tapestry In The Sky", "Mother & Child", "Recognition", and "Glory". CD
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Pior Melech/Fred Lonberg Holm/Witold Oleszak/AdamDivided By 4 ... CD
Multikulti Project (Poland), 2012. Used ... $8.99
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✨✧ Tip Of The IcebergTip Of The Iceberg ... LP
Project 3, 1975. Very Good ... $24.99
A sweet bit of 70s electric funky jazz – a bit cheesy, perhaps, but very much in keeping with the best funk on the Project 3 label! The group appears to be a studio collective – featuring players like Phil Kraus on percussion, Tony Mottola on guitar, Eddie Daniels and Phil Bodner on reeds, and John Faddis on trumpet. Jeff Hest did the arrangements and wrote most of the tracks – which groove on nicely in an easy going Kudu Records sort of style. Titles include "La Guija", "Squawk Talk", "Tip Of The Iceberg", and "Got A Hold On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Quadraphonic pressing. Cover has a sticker on the spine.)
 
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Cannonball AdderleyBig Man ... CD
Fantasy/Real Gone, 1975. New Copy ... $15.99
One of the last albums ever issued by the great Cannonball Adderley – and one of the most ambitious, too! The set's a concept album – done in close collaboration with David Axelrod, in a similar spirit to some of Cannon's projects on the zodiac or the bible – but this time turned towards the legend of John Henry! The set's got some fuller orchestrations than some of the others – a bit of strings and a chorus, which sometimes gives the record the feel of a blacksploitation album, sometimes more of a Melvin Van Peebles project. Lead vocals are by Joe Williams, Randy Crawford, and Robert Guillaume – and the core combo features work from Cannonball on alto sax, Dawili Gonga on keyboards, Airto on percussion, and George Bohannon on trombone – on titles that include "Hundred an One Year", "Poundin", "The Steamdrill", "New Star Risin", "On His Bones", "Anybody Need A Big Man", "The Broomstick Song", and "Ten Mile Of Mountain". CD

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John BlumJohn Blum Astrogeny Quartet ... CD
Eremite, 1998. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
The only performance ever from this really special group – the Astrogeny Quartet, formed as a new project from pianist John Blum, with key participation from bassist William Parker, reedman Antonio Grippi, and drummer Dennis Charles – but a group that never continued after this date, due to Charles untimely early demise. The energy here is quite powerful, though – with some incredibly free, fast lines from Blum on piano – driven strongly by Charles' drums, and offset with a deeper sense of contemplation from Grippi, especially at the mellower moments. As often on other dates, Parker really holds the whole thing together – and titles include "Astrogeny", "Simultanium", "Dieci", and "Encomia". CD

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Peter Brotzmann Chicago TentetStone/Water ... CD
Okka Disk, 1999. Used ... $16.99
An excellent issue of live material recorded by Brotzmann and some of Chicago's best players! The Chicago Tentet has sprung up as part of Peter Brotzmann's recent fruitful relationship with the Chicago underground jazz scene – and the group's gone on to have a life long past its initial formation as a one-off project. This Okka disc set captures the band live at the 16th Victoriaville Festival in 1999 – and it features performances by Brotzmann, Mats Gustafsson, Ken Vandermark, Jeb Bishop, Fred Lomberg-Holm, Kent Kessler, Michael Zerang, and Hamid Drake. CD
(Out of print.)

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Donald Byrd & Barney WilenJazz In Camera ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), 1958. Used ... $14.99
An unreleased treasure from the European scene of the late 50s – material recorded for a soundtrack, and a rare meeting of American trumpeter Donald Byrd and French tenor giant Barney Wilen! Neither the film nor the music were ever issued at the time – and this archival project finally brings together the sublime sounds in the studio from Byrd and Wilen – music that's easily every bit as great as the best French jazz scores of the time, as well as most other European hardbop records too! The group features talents from both sides of the Atlantic – Jimmy Gourley on guitar, Walter Davis on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Al Levitt on drums – and the style is a bit tighter than usual for a jazz soundtrack – with long tracks that have a more conventional jazz tune shape, instead of shorter atmospheric numbers. Wilen gets plenty of room to stretch out in expressive tones – as on his soundtrack work with Miles Davis from the same time – and hearing Byrd's trumpet alongside makes for a really nice contrast! CD
(Out of print.)

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Marc CaryRhodes Ahead Vol 2 ... CD
Motema, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
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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Avishai Cohen & The International Vamp BandUnity ... CD
Stretch, 2001. Used ... $2.99
A fuller project than usual from Avishai Cohen – one that features a bit of vocals, and grooves that step out nicely in a range of genres! There's still mostly jazz at the core, but the rhythms change up in some really strong ways – and some of the best moments have a Latin undercurrent that's mighty nice – a flame that burns strongly, and gives the album more power than we might expect. Other players include Antonio Sanchez on drums, Avi Lebovich on trombone, Yosvany Terry on alto and tenor, and Diego Urcola on trumpet – and titles include "Short Story", "Float", "Vamp", "Etude", and "Yagla". CD

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Robert GlasperBlack Radio Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note, 2013. New Copy ... $10.99 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 ... CD 8.99

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Robert GlasperBlack Radio Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note, 2013. Used ... $8.99
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
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Also available Black Radio Vol 2 ... CD 10.99

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Robert GlasperCovered – The Robert Glasper Trio Recorded Live At Capitol Studios ... CD
Blue Note, 2015. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
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". CD
Also available Covered – The Robert Glasper Trio Recorded Live At Capitol Studios ... LP 22.99

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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
Also available Covered – The Robert Glasper Trio Recorded Live At Capitol Studios ... CD 13.99

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Jimmy GreeneBeautiful Life ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
A heartbreaking project from saxophonist Jimmy Greene – dedicated to his daughter, who was caught in the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school. Instead of focusing on the tragedy that struck his family, Greene instead chooses to celebrate the wonderful, but too-short life of his daughter Ana – through a beautiful record that may well be his most ambitious to date! The scope of the sound here is wonderful – very soulful, thoughtful tracks performed by a shifting lineup that includes some famous names who were only happy to help out on the project – like Kenny Barron and Cyrus Chestnut on piano, Pat Metheny on guitar, and Kurt Elling on vocals. But the core group alone is wonderful –w ith Renee Rosnes on piano, Christian McBride on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums – who set things up in this wonderfully soulful style that seems to evoke some of Greene's most personal moments on record. Titles include "Last Summer", "Ana's Way", "Maybe", "Little Voices", "Where Is Love", and "Seventh Candle". CD

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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

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Heath BrothersIn Motion ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Great work by The Heath Brothers – a lot slicker and smoother than their earlier album for Strata East, but still filled with a soulful jazzy approach that befits their rich talents! By the point of this set, Jimmy Heath, once a rougher talent on the tenor, had emerged as one of the smooth soul maestros on the instrument – ranking next to Grover Washington Jr and Stanley Turrentine for a mellifluous sound and well-timed approach to the solo. Heath's written some great tracks here that are underpinned nicely by brother Percy's strong work on bass – still acoustic amidst some added electric instrumentation on some of the tracks. Titles include "Passion Flower", "Move to The Groove", "Feelin Dealin", "Project S", "The Voice Of The American Saxophone (from Afro American Suite of Evolution)", and "A Time & A Place (There's)". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp, a radio station tracklist sticker, and some light wear.)

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Akira JimboJimbo De CTI ... CD
Electric Bird (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... $28.99
A sweet little tribute to the legendary CTI Records – done here by drummer Akira Jimbo, with a trio style that's even leaner than the label's classic albums from the 70s! The tracks are all older gems you'll know from the rich legacy of CTI jazz, funk, and soul – and Jimbo works with bassist Abraham Laboriel and keyboardist Otmaro Ruiz to craft cool new takes on the tunes – often just reduced to their core rhythms and sweet keyboard parts, with some occasional other elements thrown into the mix. The whole thing's great – very much in the best spirit for such a project, and packaged just the right way too – and titles include "Red Clay", "Stone Flower", "Spirit Of Summer", "Carly & Carole", "Tomba In 7/4", "Skycrapers", "Super Strut", and "2001". CD

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✨✧ Krzysztof KomedaBallet Etudes – The Music Of Komeda ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1963. New Copy ... $16.99
Don't be put off by the title, because this is hardly the sort of ballet you might see at the opera house – and instead features some of the best early modern jazz work from the great Krzysztof Komeda. The title track is the ultimate recording of one of the most ambitious works ever composed by Komeda – as the "Ballet Etudes" suite was originally composed for the 1962 Jazz Jamboree festival, but this later recording is even better than the original – a side-long piece that opens up with wonderful complexity, yet never fails to swing. The track's a wonderfully haunting work – sort of like some of Mingus' larger concept pieces of the late 50s, built around a specific project, a jazz ballet, but also working perfectly as a showcase for the rich solo talents of the members of the group – who include Allan Botschinsky on trumpet and Jan Wroblewski on tenor! Wroblewski returns on the second half – which features long readings of the Komeda originals "Alea" and "Crazy Girl" – the latter of which may get its best performance ever here, thanks to bold rhythms from Roman Dylag on bass and Rune Carlsson on drums. CD

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Martin Kratochvil & Jazz QTemne Slunce (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1980. New Copy ... $16.99
A wonderful soundtrack project from keyboardist Martin Kratochvil and the Jazz Q combo – a cool blend of spacey electronics and mellow fusion grooves – all with a vibe that's a nice change from some of the more famous electronic soundtracks of the time! There's a tuneful quality to Kratochvil's compositions that we really love – short, but beautiful melodies that bubble and percolate – almost at a level that's like a more compressed take on the Sky Records German scene, but slightly more dynamic too! Martin put together the score, but Jazz Q work with him on the instrumentation – and the 25-track score also features contributions by a few guests artists as well. Titles include "Anci", "Kolokvium", "Exploze Alfa", "Temne Slunce", "Sileny Beh", "Centrum Veleni", and "Hon". CD also features 7 more bonus tracks – source music and alternates! CD

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✨✧ Herbie MannNew Mann At Newport ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
Herbie Mann returns to the stage at the Newport Jazz Festival – but opens up in ways that are even hipper than some of his other material from that scene! The tracks here are quite long – driven by some great rhythms from Carlos Patao Valdez, and featuring round, rolling basslines from the mighty Reggie Workman. And in addition to Herbie's own smoking work on flute, the set also features great young trumpet from Jimmy Owens – whose bold style here really gives the record a nice sort of depth. The set features four tracks from Newport, plus one more studio number with Attila Zoller on guitar – and titles include "Project S", "Scratch", "She's A Carioca", and "All Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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David MurrayWaltz Again ... CD
Justin Time (Canada), 2006. Used ... $7.99
An ambitious project from David Murray – one that features an expanded string ensemble working with his core quartet – performing a set of original material that includes the long "Pushkin Suite" and some shorter numbers that revel in Murray's own soulful spirit. While the "Pushkin Suite" is supposedly the main focus of this effort, we're more partial to the shorter tracks – as they dance, glide, and soar with the freely exploratory spiritualism we love so much in Murray's earlier years – and get past the headier mode of the longer suite. Titles include "Waltz Again", "Dark Secrets", "Steps", and "Sparkle" – and players include Lafayette Gilchrist on piano, Jaribu Shahid on bass, and Hamid Drake on drums. CD

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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

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101 North101 North ... LP
Valley Vue, 1988. Near Mint- ... $3.99
One of THE smooth jazz albums of the 80s – a great little set put together by George Duke, who wrote most of the tracks on the set, produced the album, and even selected the group specially for the project! So in essence, at some level, the album steps off of Duke's own work of the time – but it's also got a cleaner, fresher, almost indie approach to the music – and the record circulated heavily in scenes that were a bit to the left of the mainstream. Guest players include Duke, Leon Ndugu Chancler, and other LA fusion luminaries – and titles include "Africa", "Night Voices", "So Easy", "Lady Of The Night", "Pillow Talk", and "Sashimi". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Carl Allen & Manhattan ProjectsDark Side Of Dewey ... CD
Evidence/Alfa, 1992. Used ... $6.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Angles 9Injuries ... LP
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $38.99
Wonderful work from this Swedish collection – a group of players you might know from their excellent work on the Moserobie label, coming together here in one of their most ambitious projects ever! The lineup is relatively large, but the sound is nice and lean – as many musicians often work together in this rhythmic pulse that's quite strong – almost undercurrents of funk or 70s Afro modes, but with all the sharp edges you'd expect from soloists like Matthias Stahl on vibes, Johan Berthling on bass, Magnus Broo on trumpet, Mats Aleklint on trombone, Martin Kuchen on alto and tenor sax, and Goran Kajfes on cornet. Kuchen wrote all the tracks on the record, and produced the set too – so we'll assume he's the leader – and titles include "European Boogie", "Eti", "Ubabba", "Injuries", "Compartmentalization", and "In Our Midst". LP, Vinyl record album

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Billy Bang & William ParkerMedicine Buddha ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
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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Ed BlackwellComplete Black Saint/Soul Note Recordings (Walls Bridges/Old & New Dreams/Tribute To Blackwell/Transit/In Willisau/Morning/Bad to) (8CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980s. New Copy 8CD ... $59.99
A great run of work from legendary drummer Ed Blackwell – pulled together from his creative projects for the Black Saint/Soul Note label! The set features two albums from the Old & New Dreams group – Old & New Dreams and Tribute To Blackwell – both of them great! Like Blackwell, the other members of the group all were once associates of Ornette Coleman – an all-star combo that features work from Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Dewey Redman on tenor, Charlie Haden on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums! The sound is quite Ornette-inspired at times – with a definite late 70s harmelodic groove – but given the organic, acoustic nature of the lineup, the sound is almost more faithful to Coleman's vision than Ornette's records of the time. The album also features a compelling trio date – Transit – with Karl Berger on vibes, Dave Holland on bass, and Blackwell on drums. In Willisau features wonderfully soulful duets – with Dewey Redman on tenor next to Blackwell's drums – and the Walls/Bridges album features a trio with Redman, Blackwell, and Cameron Brown on bass. The set also features Morning Song – recorded under the leadership of David Murray – one of Murray's straighter sides from the early 80s, and exactly the kind of record to prove to the world that he could be a strong tenor traditionalist while still bringing an inventive sound to play! Murray's tone is deep and soulful, and often quite lyrical – set nicely in a quartet that features warm piano from John Hicks, bass from Reggie Workman, and drums from Ed Blackwell. The Workman/Blackwell component ensure that things still have an edge at times, even when swinging – and the tunes are a mix of Murray originals and a few standards. Last up is the album From Bad To Badder – played by The American Jazz Quintet – a group with Blackwell on drums, plus Alvin Batiste, Harold Battiste, Ellis Marsalis, and Richard Payne – as well as a guest appearance from New Orleans legend Earl Turbington! 7 albums, 8 CDs, and a heck of a lot of music! CD

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Art BlakeyHoliday For Skins Vol 2 (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1958. Used ... $11.99
The rarest of all of Art Blakey's percussion group projects – and quite possibly the best, too! The session features Blakey at the head of a strong mix of jazz and percussion players – with Art Taylor and Philly Joe Jones on the regular drum kit, Donald Byrd on trumpet and Ray Bryant on piano, and a host of assorted percussion work by the likes of Ray Barretto, Sabu Martinez, Victor Gonzalez, Julio Martinez, and others. The resultant sound is incredible – very full, rich, and earthy – and done in a way that interweaves African and Latin percussion styles with straighter American jazz! A few cuts have chanting by Blakey and Sabu – and titles on this second volume include "Otinde", "Swingin Kilts", "Dinga", and "Reflection". CD
(Out of print.)

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Paul BleyBlues For Red ... CD
Red (Italy), 1989. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
"Blues" might be a surprising word for the title of an album by Paul Bley – especially given his modern inclinations – but the term definitely fits here, as this set of solo piano performances by Bley has a wonderfully moody, mellow quality – and a surprising amount of soul at times too! Paul's always had his warmth – although it usually comes across in more lyrical passages – but here, there's a richer focus on the left side of the piano, which opens up the bottom, and makes for some wonderful core sounds as Bley expresses himself more nimbly on the right. The titles are all originals, with maybe a bit more structure than improvisations – and tunes include "Baby Narrows", "Late Night Blue", "Downtown", "Underground", "Up Hill", "Rear Projection", and "Into The Night". CD

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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.)

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Anthony Braxton10 Compositions (Quartet) 2000 ... CD
Creative Improvised Music Projects, 2000. Used ... $11.99
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(Out of print.)

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Rob Brown & Lou GrassiScratching The Surface ... CD
Creative Improvised Music Projects, 1997. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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Dave Burrell with Tyrone BrownRecital ... CD
Creative Improvised Music Projects, 2000. Used ... $9.99
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Gary BurtonGenuine Tong Funeral ... LP
RCA, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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
Also available Genuine Tong Funeral/Selections From Lofty Fake Anagram ... CD 12.99

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Canto General & Louis Moholo MoholoRebel Flames ... CD
Ogun (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $14.99
Wonderfully soulful work from drummer Louis Moholo Moholo – heard here in the company of Canto General – an Italian group, but one whose music is awash in South American inspiration! Reedman Roberto Ottaviano is in the quintet – and he sounds better here than we've heard him in years – blowing with this rich tone alongside trumpeter Pino Minafra, in a musical partnership that almost takes us back to the spirit of Gato Barbieri's Latin America projects of the early 70s! Pianist Livio Minafra brings a real sense of majesty to the music, too – almost a Cuban balance of lyricism and rhythm, which makes for a perfect fit with Moholo's drums and the bass of Roberto Bellatalla. The group perform tunes by some of Moholo's older contemporaries – Harry Miller, Keith Tippett, Dudu Pukwana, and Mongezi Feza – and titles include "Orange Grove", "Thoughts To Geoff", "Dedicated To Mingus", "Angel Normali", and "You Ain't Gonna Know Me Cos You Think You Know Me". CD

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Cyrus ChestnutMillion Colors In Your Mind ... CD
High Note, 2015. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
The title's a great one, as pianist Cyrus Chestnut explodes with a flurry of colors right from the very first note – that wonderful sense of richness in tone that made Chestnut a musician to watch right from the start, but which was sometimes dimmed in his projects for larger labels at the height of his fame. Thankfully, Cyrus has gotten even more open and powerful in recent years – working in a wonderfully unfettered setting like this, with superb support from bassist David Williams and drummer Victor Lewis – both extremely creative musicians, but in a really understated way. The trio comes together in the right mix of rhythm and lyricism that you'd find in the best Cedar Walton trio dates – no surprise, given Williams' long work with Walton – and titles include "Brotherhood Of Man", "From A Tip", "Gloria's Step", "Hello", "A Time For Love", and "Yemenja". CD

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Miles DavisSketches Of Spain ... CD
Columbia, 1960. Used ... $1.99
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
(Columbia Jazz Masterpiece pressing with a purple border.)
 
 
 



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