Great Don Cherry session from the mid 70s! The record takes the tripped-out spacey jazz sound he was working on earlier, and adds some nice electric moments, with occasional slight touches of funkiness, and comes up with a cool vibe and a tightness that only adds more to his great playing. Ricky ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sonny Fortune —
Awakening ... LP A&M/Horizon, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ...
Great stuff from Sonny Fortune – emerging here as a strong leader with a spiritual soulful style that was steeped in traditions from labels like Strata East and Muse, but which also worked quite well in the slightly-expanded setting of A&M's Horizon projects. The group here is a well-sele ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a factory sticker.)
Thad Jones & Mel Lewis —
New Life ... LP Horizon, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
A wonderful start to the second decade of this ultra-hip group – an ensemble who started to reinvent the sound of the big band in the late 60s, then only picked up more and more energy once time went on! Thad Jones and Mel Lewis are a hell of a pair – not only great leaders for a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent solo set as a leader from drummer Mel Lewis – one that reminds us that he can still cook very strongly away from his big band with trumpeter Thad Jones! The set has Lewis in different groupings with an excellent set of the friends mentioned in the title – a top-shelf ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album