One of the greatest moments ever from saxophonist Gato Barbieri – and that's saying a lot, given that by the time of this recording, he'd already had a great 60s run as an avant jazz musician, and started the 70s with a string of albums that criss-crossed jazz and South American musical ... (Soundtracks, Jazz)read moreCD
A beautiful jazzy score by Duke Ellington – and a fitting companion to this classic Otto Preminger film! The record captures Ellington at a perfect moment – right during his Indigos period of increased sophistication, when his band was at an all-time level of perfection – and ... read moreCD
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Dafos ... CD Ryko, 1983. Used ...
The second Gramavision album by MM&W, and a batch of grooves that shows them opening up their style a lot more than on their first one. There's equal parts of Larry Young and Jimmy McGriff mixed into the organ here, and the rhythm, while tight, is also got a nice open-ended feel. Titles ... (Deep Funk, Jazz)read moreCD
The first album by this enigmatic jazz funk trio from New York. Medeski's funky keyboards are firmly in place, and the group's got the usual tight rhythm groove, but the lineup's also expanded with some additional horn players, and some guest guitar by Mark Ribot. The album includes a great ... (New Grooves, Jazz)read moreCD
One of a number of strong mid 80s sessions from drummer Bobby Previte – and like the others, as much an exploration of space and sound as it is an expression of jazz-based ideals. The group on the set is well-suited for the project – and includes Marty Erlich on tenor, Wayne Horvitz on ... read moreCD