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
Quite possibly the hippest album that Stanley Clarke ever cut – a stretched-out soulful batch of jazz-tinged tracks – very much in the same spirit as the more righteous soul jazz underground of the time! In a way, the record would be much more at home on a label like Strata East than ... read moreCD
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
Christmas magic from German reedman Max Greger – served up in a richly sentimental mode that's just right for the Holiday – yet with a few groovy touches too! Most tracks have the sparkling polish you'd guess from Greger's image on the cover – rooted in jazz, but given lots of ... (Holiday Music, Jazz)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 the funkiest records ever from Akira Ishikawa and his Count Buffalos band – a hip little groover that stands head to head with some of the best funky jazz from the US and Europe of the time! Despite Akira's earthy look on the cover, the record's got a relatively electric feel overall ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing – part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)
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
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.)
Modern Jazz Quartet —
Echoes ... CD Pablo/Polydor (Japan), 1984. Used ...
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
(Cover has light wear.)
Afire ... LP Polydor/Wah Wah (Spain), 1972. New Copy (reissue)...
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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 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 guitar. As you'd expect from this crew, this is some of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
With Chick on electric piano, clavinet, and lots of other keys – plus Al Dimeola on guitar, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Lenny White on drums. Titles include "Vulcan Worlds", "The Shadow Of Lo", "Beyond The Seventh Galaxy", "Earth Juice", "Where ... read moreCD
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.)
A great CD that combines two groundbreaking albums by Randy Weston from the end of the 60s! The albums were recorded in Paris – that hotbed of post-colonial culture in the post-68 days – one of the few places where Weston could really open up, and create the kind of music he'd been ... read moreCD
(Out of print, artwork is wrinkled from some light water damage.)
Randy Weston —
Tanjah ... LP Polydor, 1973. Used ...
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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 ...
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
Panic ... LP Polydor, 1975. Very Good ...
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One of the best albums ever by this British group that mixed jazz, funk, and rock – with lots of choppy guitar parts, and some nice funky drum breaks! The band had a looser sound on some of their other records, but this one is nicely compressed – especially for fans of later British ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album