One of Dollar Brand's more ambitious albums – featuring a larger group of players than usual, working through some compositions that have as much life and spirit as might be implied by the title! The group includes Brand on keyboards, conga, and soprano sax – plus work by Carlos Ward ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Donald Byrd & 125th Street, NYC —
Love Byrd ... LP Elektra, 1981. Used ...
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Funky electric groove from Donald Byrd – a post Mizell effort that's still burning in a crisp groove similar to his classic 70s Blue Note work – one that's absolutely dripping with keys! Isaac Hayes produced this one, and also played a lot of those keyboards on the session with Byrd's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great chapter in the career of trumpeter Donald Byrd – his post-Blue Note work with the group 125th Street NYC – which is kind of a second chapter to the jazzy fusion style he developed at the start of the 70s! This time around, there's an equal emphasis on soul and jazz – ... read moreCD
A seminal set in the rebirth of straight jazz in the early 80s – a wonderful record with a much warmer, more traditional feel than you'd expect from some of the players involved! Bassist Stanley Clarke and pianist Chick Corea really return to their roots here – Stanley with some of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the spine.)
Billy Cobham's Glass Menagerie —
Smokin' ... LP Elektra, 1983. Very Good+ ...
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(Cover has light ringwear.)
Larry Coryell & Philip Catherine —
Splendid ... LP Elektra, 1978. Near Mint- ...
Acoustic duets between Larry Coryell and Philip Catherine – recorded with a style that's much more intimate and personal than some of the previous recordings by either player! Although Coryell first rose to fame at the end of the 60s with his fuzzy approach to jazz fusion, he's clearly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Larry Coryell & Philip Catherine —
Twin House ... LP Elektra, 1977. Near Mint- ...
Compelling duets between guitarists Larry Coryell and Philip Catherine – a studio album recorded in London, hot on the heels of their performance together at the Berliner Jazztage! Although known for their electric musings at the time, both players work here mostly in an acoustic mode – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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Sublime late live work from Bill Evans – a well-recorded performance for French radio, and one that really stands out from some of the scratchier late 70s concerts on the market! Bill's working here with a sound as sensitive and picturesque as the cover image – never pushing things too ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Chico Freeman —
Tangents ... CD Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1984. New Copy ...
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Surprisingly dark music for a mid 80s major label jazz album – especially one that features guest work from Bobby McFerrin! Chico Freeman's definitely keeping true to his adventurous roots here – blowing some sharply angular lines on a range of reeds, and exploring both older jazz ... read moreCD
Smooth fusion from guitarist Eric Gale – 2 80s albums for Elektra, back to back on one CD! Island Breeze has a sound that lives up to its name – one with slight tropical touches in the rhythms and the instrumentation, and a way of recording Gale's guitar that brings out a bit more ... read moreCD
A sweet and smooth set from Freddie Hubbard – one that builds on his funky fusion of the 70s, and delivers things with a warmer, fuller feel overall! The album's got Freddie fronting a very large group – one arranged by Allyn Ferguson, who also penned some of the album's best tracks as ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nothing too mad from reedman John Klemmer – but a set that nicely continues that spacey sound that Klemmer first created at Impulse Records, then moved into some warmer, more soulful territory on records like this! Klemmer's still got an incredibly strong sound on tenor – rich and full ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early 80s set from John Klemmer – an album that's indeed mostly solo saxophone genius – and it's pretty wondeful! The record does have some additional instrumentation and vocalese from Klemmer, and a vocal tune with Clint Holmes, but it's the sparest stuff here that's really the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic album of mellow jazzy cuts, recorded by War's famous harmonica player, along with arrangements by Billy Page that have a killer dope 70s sound! Includes the massive "Haunted House", a nice groover which is a classic with the Chicago steppers. Other tracks include "Steppin&qu ... (Soul, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice stuff from this ex-member of the group War – and a record that has Lee's trademark jazzy groove firmly in place! His spacey harmonica sound is spread over a bunch of slow steppin' grooves, with a nice electric feel. Tracks include "My Road", "Up all Night", "Our ... (Soul, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and old price sticker.)
The debut of a genius group that would forever transform the sound of electric jazz in the 80s – and a brilliant set that few others could match at the time! Pieces Of A Dream first snuck onto the scene with a sound that was refreshingly subtle at the time – almost a back-to-basics ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare set recorded live by Bud in 1953 – during a performance at Club Kavakos in Washington, DC – with a trio that features Charles Mingus on bass and Roy Haynes on drums. The set's from the private collection of Bill Potts, and is reasonably well recorded for the time – ... read moreCD
Lee Ritenour —
Rit ... LP Elektra, Very Good+ ...
Few people did soulful fusion better than Lee Ritenour back in the early 80s – and the guitarist always seemed to find a way to really link together all the different sounds of the electric genre – from heavy jamming to soulful grooving to a rock-like appreciation for a good hook! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve. Cover has a sticker in the top left corner.)
Red Rodney & Ira Sullivan —
Spirit Within ... CD Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1982. New Copy ...
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Really beautiful work from the team of Red Rodney and Ira Sullivan – hardly the sort of stuff we might have heard from the players a decade or two before – and a sophisticated batch of tunes that has them stretching out in rich musical directions! There's little of the boppish roots of ... read moreCD
A lean little set from Jimmy Smith's back to basics years of the early 80s – an album that's recorded in a relatively old school soul jazz mode! Jimmy's mostly playing Hammond here – but also uses a bit of Arp strings at times – and the rest of the group members include George ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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Space jazz for the 70s – a classic batch of synthesizer fusion from keyboardist Robert Mason, whose groove here is totally great! The album's got rhythms that are rooted in rock, but executed in jazz – making for a chunky, funky sound that really helps this album cross over nicely! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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A classic set from this fusion supergroup – a great quintet that features keyboards from Warren Bernhardt, vibes from Mike Mainieri, tenor and soprano from Michael Brecker, bass from Eddie Gomez, and drums from Peter Erskine. As with other Steps Ahead records, the vibes really balance out ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
80s release of some rare sessions cut at Tristano's private Manhattan studio in the mid 50s, featuring spare trio tracks with Peter Ind on bass and Tom Weyburn on drums. The album is an essential chapter in Tristano's under-recorded career, and the tracks are a delight all the way through. Titles ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Stan the Man's at the top of his game here – working with full backings from Wade Marcus, but still rich and creative on his solos! There's few other players who can match Turrentine in this setting – as Stan always steps out from the larger arrangements and brings his best to the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An overlooked later album from McCoy Tyner – and a set that not only has frequent partner Gary Bartz on alto sax, but also features some excellent violin from the enigmatic John Blake! The album's a quintet date – with John Lee on bass and Willy Fletcher on drums – and the mix of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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One of those records you see so much it's easy to forget how great it is! Grover's a real genius with the sax on this record – taking a "less is more" cue from Stanley Turrentine's 70s work, and toning down his playing to an even tighter style than on the Kudu albums of earlier ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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A snapping batch of 80s soul from Lenny White – and a set that has him very strongly moving into the R&B mainstream of the time! Lenny's still got his hand on the drums for the set, but the real strength of the album is in its overall sound – a smooth, soulful approach that puts ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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Contains a very groovy vocal version of "Birdland" – played by Weather Report, and sung by Manhattan Transfer! Also fetaures performances by Dexter Gordon, Grover Washington Jr, Pieces Of A Dream, the Art Farmer/Bennie Golson/Nancy Wilson trio, and a cool Great Quartet with Freddie ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album