A beautiful live set from 1972 – and a very unique album from Roy Ayers' Polydor years! The album originally was never issued in the US – clearly done for a hipper European market at the time – and it's got more of a jazz vibe than some of Roy's other work on Polydor, with sounds ... (Soul, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese reissue pressing from the mid 90s – but long out of print, and even hard to find then!)
A beautiful live set from 1972 – and a very unique album from Roy Ayers' Polydor years! The album originally was never issued in the US – clearly done for a hipper European market at the time – and it's got more of a jazz vibe than some of Roy's other work on Polydor, with sounds ... (Soul, Jazz)read moreCD
A pretty wild album – and a really wonderful mixture of funky fusion and Spanish guitar, featuring tunes written by flamenco guitarist Sabicas, backed by arrangements handled by funky guitarist Joe Beck! The sound is pretty darn incredible – way better than you might think, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty wild album – and a really wonderful mixture of funky fusion and Spanish guitar, featuring tunes written by flamenco guitarist Sabicas, backed by arrangements handled by funky guitarist Joe Beck! The sound is pretty darn incredible – way better than you might think, and ... read moreCD
Now that we actually live in the future of yesterday, it's hard to imagine the power that the book Brave New World had when writer Aldous Huxley first launched it on the world – a generation-shaping sense of ideas that had plenty of champions and celebrations, including this legendary German ... (Rock, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second volume of work that Donald Byrd recorded live at the Olympia in Paris in 1958 – even harder-hitting in tone than the first! The set features Byrd playing some tight hardbop lines – working in a cool group that also features Bobby Jaspar on tenor, Walter Davis Jr on piano, ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Chick Corea —
Friends ... LP Polydor, 1978. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
There's Smurfs on the cover of this one, but the album's no cartoony effort – and is instead one of the nicest Chick Corea albums of the 70s! The sound here is nicely restrained from some of Chick's more ambitious records – and is done in a way that almost recalls some of Bob James' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest records ever recorded by Nathan Davis – an incredibly soulful reed player who's one of our favorite jazz artists ever! This one was cut in Paris in 1967 – a few years after his straighter sides for Saba/MPS, and a few years before his more funky and spiritual albums ... read moreCD
Very cool! This CD is a compilation of 2 albums by the groovy Blossom Dearie – one rare, and one not so rare. The rare one's Blossom's 1970 record cut for Fontana UK, entitled That's Just The Way I Want To Be, and featuring some amazing Brit easy arrangements that are right out of the Sound ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreCD
A tremendous little record – one that's greater even than the sum of its three mighty parts! Although we've always felt that some of the "all star" sets on Verve could sometimes be a bit too "easy", we're always very big fans of the few that feature strong performances ... read moreCD
German bandleader Max Greger wasn't always the hippest guy in town – but this album is a stunner, and it's filled with some wonderful moments! Greger's band here is almost in a Clarke-Boland Big Band mode – as it's got some top-notch European players in the lineup, and is augmented by ... read moreCD
A killer collection of work from one of the funkiest European talents of the 70s – bandleader Peter Herbholzheimer, working here at the head of his Rhythm & Brass group, and his Certain Lions & Tigers ensemble! Although Herbolzheimer's got a clunky name, his sound is incredibly fluid ... read moreCD
One of those really unique records that trumpeter Toshinori Kondo gave us in the 80s – not really fusion, but not avant either all – yet a very unusual criss-crossing of electric and acoustic impulses, with a vibe that's all its own! Kondo's clearly drawing a bit of inspiration from ... read moreCD
One of Junior Mance's best albums – done in a format that really worked best for him: larger arrangements in the back, which leave Junior free to handle the funky soloing in the front! In this case, the arrangements are done by William Fischer – who always manages to come up with some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest British jazz albums ever to feature the Blue Notes – the legendary South African jazz group who left their country in the mid 60s, and took up an expatriot home in London! The session's led by pianist Chris McGregor, but it features a sextet that includes Blue Note ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful original pressing! Top corner of the cover seam is slightly unglued, but the rest is great.)
Most likely our favorite album by John McLaughlin – and one that features him in a wonderfully spare setting – alongside John Surman on saxes, Brian Odges on bass, and Tony Oxley on drums. The playing has a free and loose quality that McLaughlin would later lose on some his more fusion- ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK Polydor Standard pressing. Cover has light wear and a small name in pen.)
Seminal work from bassist Teruo Nakamura – one of the few Japanese fusion players of the 70s to make a bit of a splash over on this side of the Pacific, thanks to wickedly soulful work like this! Teruo's getting some great help here from a handful of American players – including the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Massive music from bassist Teruo Nakamura – a set that brings a Japanese take to the US fusion scene of the mid 70s – blending Teruo's warm, soulful vision with some great work from players who include Steve Grossman and Carter Jefferson on reeds, Lonnie Smith on keyboards, and Harry ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear, a promo stamp, and some marker.)
Heavy percussion galore – and one of the seminal early 70s classics from the Niagara combo of German drummer Klaus Weiss! The sound here is far more percussive than even on the group's more famous album for Liberty – and in addition to Weiss' work on the drum kit, the album also ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Oscar Peterson pays tribute to a host of his famous jazz friends – performing tunes that were strongly associated with artists like Ben Webster, Lester Young, Billie Holiday, and others – all while working here in an equally friendly quartet that features Joe Pass on guitar, Niels ... read moreCD
Somehow it seems to us that the members of Return To Forever always cut better albums under their own names than for RTF, but these sides are still not without their merit. Like everyone else, we're rethinking our distaste for fusion, and this set finds Chick Corea, Lenny White, Stanley Clarke and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hard grooving work from the middle years of the Return To Forever group – featuring the line up with Chick Corea on keys, synths & percussion, Stanley Clarke on bass, organ and more, Lenny White on percussion and Al DiMeola on guitars. The title may lead you to believe the set is a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Terje Rypdal —
Bleak House ... LP Polydor/Round 2 (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)...
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The first album from European guitarist Terje Rypdal – quite different than most of his other work! The set's got Terje playing that wonderful guitar of his – edgey and chromatic, but not nearly as spare and moody as on later ECM sides – and often set against larger ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Christian St Roch —
Romance ... LP Polydor, 1981. Near Mint- ...
Japanese fusion with lots of warm Brazilian touches – and a sweet lineup that includes Greg Phillinganes on keyboards, James Gadson and Wilson Das Neves on drums, Abraham Laboriel on bass, and Paulinho Da Costa on percussion! Titles include "Star Wars Samba", "Funky Holo Holo ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has a small sticker in one corner.)
Cecil Taylor —
Innovations ... LP Polydor/Freedom (UK), 1962. Used Gatefold ...
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Half of Cecil Taylor's famous live set at Cafe Monmartre in Copenhagen in 1962 – presented here in a well-done UK package! Cecil's playing with Jimmy Lyons and Arthur "Sunny" Murray, and the recording's a great document of a key transitional period in his career – as tracks ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first-ever album from trombonist Frode Thingnaes – issued briefly by Polydor in the 70s as a hip Norwegian take on funky jazz! The album's groove is mostly acoustic, but the group has just the right use of electric bass, guitar, and added percussion to give the rhythms a strong kick on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Weston's many "comeback" albums – which he seems to make about every 10 years or so – but still a great one! Randy's playing cool electric piano, and he's backed by a tight larger ensemble arranged by Melba Liston. The record retains a lot of the best elements of his ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some ring & edge wear.)
Tony Williams Lifetime —
Emergency ... CD Polydor/Esoteric (UK), 1969. New Copy ...
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A seminal jazz rock statement from drummer Tony Williams – one that has him stepping out quite far from his original "new thing" recordings of the mid 60s! The album's got a genre-forming sound that's incredibly fierce – a power trio churning of Williams drums, John ... read moreCD
Tony Williams Lifetime —
Lifetime ... LP Polydor (UK), Early 70s. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
An import collection of recordings by Tony Williams' jazz rock Lifetime project featuring John McLaughlin and Larry Young. Jack Bruce's photo is featured prominently on the cover of this album, but he's only on half the tracks, which were pulled from the group's second LP Turn It Over, while the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Although Tony Williams started out as one of the most subtle drummers of the 60s, this album has him coming a long way from his "new thing" Blue Note recordings – and taking off with enough power to reach the moon! The group featured is Williams classic Lifetime lineup – with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover hsa a sticker spot & splitting on the spine.)