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
One of the few standout 70s sessions by Ornette Coleman – a wonderfully rhythmic record that shows Ornette's expanding musical vision at the time! Most of the record is dominated by the guitar-heavy "Theme From A Symphony" – a very harmelodic number that takes up all of side ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really wonderful album by Sonny Fortune – recorded for a major label, sure, but with the soulful depth of some of his earlier work for the indies! Sonny's on alto, flute, and soprano sax – and also plays a bit of percussion and some slight mini moog – not too much, as the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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Charlie Haden —
Closeness ... LP Horizon/A&M, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
One of Charlie's best albums of the 70s – a beautifully stripped down set of duets with well-matched players that include Alice Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Paul Motian, and Keith Jarrett! The spare format is an extremely wonderful showcase for Haden's expressive bass work – and the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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