One of our favorite all-time records, and a real lost album on Blue Note! Eddie Gale leads this group of righteous singers and musicians through five fantastic tracks of soulful chanting and hard jazz playing that never goes too far out, but always threatens to break free of its own chains – ... read moreCD
If you don't think Hal Galper's a hell of a pianist, this may be the record to change your mind – as Hal's in top form throughout – really focused and full of power in his approach to the piano, but never in a way that's flashy or overdone! Instead, there's this organic sensibility to ... read moreCD
Fantastic stuff – one of Galper's best non-electric sets of the 70s! Galper's working here with a quartet – playing piano in a group that includes Terumasa Hino on trumpet, Cecil McBee on bass, and Tony Williams on drums. With a rhythm section that hip, Hino lays out some of his best ... read moreCD
A very unusual album from Russ Garcia – one recorded with a vocal choir singing (mostly) wordlessly on the tunes! The style isn't scatting so much as it is a precursor to modes that would be used more heavily on later soundtracks – an approach that's jazz-based, and often colored with ... read moreCD
Great work from the godlike hands of Russ Garcia – one of the most underrated arrangers of the 50s, and a talent who really helped make the sound of Bethlehem Records great at the time! Garcia's leading a four-trombone frontline that includes Frank Rosolino, Herbie Harper, Tommy Pederson, ... read moreCD
Long tracks and plenty of room to move around – a perfect setting for the classic sound of the Red Garland Trio on Prestige! Despite the title, the album's not so much groovy as it is lyrically beautiful and filled with sensitivity – a key bridge between piano players of the mainstream ... read moreCD
A later non-trio session with horns – featuring nice work from Harold Land and Ira Sullivan on tenor, and cornet from Nat Adderley! Titles include "Stella By Starlight", "It's Impossible", "Theme For A Tarzan Movie", and "Red Alert". CD
Never-heard music from pianist Red Garland – working here with a unique trio that features Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums – a lineup that only existed for this one set of performances from 1977! The material is great – maybe better than most Garland albums ... read moreCD
A beautiful version of one of Erroll Garner's best-selling albums ever – in a special oversized package that features the full unedited concert on two CDs, plus a third CD with the original edited album and special interview material too! The album's a famous live date recorded in the mid ... read moreCD
One of Erroll Garner's best-selling albums ever – a famous live date recorded in the mid 50s – and a record that's as important to his catalog as the classic Misty! Garner's playing before an apparently large audience, but the recording quality is still nice and clear – a strong ... read moreCD
Carlos Garnett really finds his own sound here – and steps into a wonderful blend of funky riffs, spiritual styles, and more – all in one of the most ambitious albums he cut during the 70s! There's a really expansive blend of acoustic and electric instrumentation going on here – ... read moreCD
A stone 70s classic from reedman Carlos Garnett – and a set that's every bit as righteous as you'd guess from the cover and the title! Garnett really soars to the heavens here – blowing a mixture of different instruments in a setting that takes off from his classic Black Love album, ... read moreCD
Soaring soul from Carlos Garnett – one of the reedman's key 70s sides for the Muse Records label – work we'd rank right up there with the spiritual best of Gary Bartz or Norman Connors at the time! Like both of those contemporaries, Garnett's really reaching for something new in the ... read moreCD
Recent stuff – but a record that crackles with all the intensity of Garrick's best sessions from the 60s! The famous British modernist fronts a large group that includes largely unknown but excellent players – and the resultant mix of swinging big band and fresh solos reminds us of ... read moreCD
Surprisingly great work from British pianist Michael Garrick! Garrick was one of the best UK jazz talents of the 60s – working with players like Joe Harriott and Shake Keane on records that have become some of our favorite from the period. On this set of recent recordings, Garrick pays ... read moreCD
Extremely beautiful work from the trio of British pianist Michael Garrick – recorded in the years after Garrick's better-known quintet and sextet recordings with Joe Harriott, but done with an equally inventive sound! The pianist is nicely unfettered here – working alongside bassist ... read moreCD
A really unique little record – and one of the coolest tributes to Bill Evans we've ever heard! The session's an all-vocal one – put together by pianist Michael Garrick, who'd already written most of the lyrics, and singer Nette Robinson – a subtle sort of vocalist with an ... read moreCD
Hal Gaylor/Walter Norris/Billy Bean —
Trio ... CD Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ...
A very strange and obscure session recorded for Riverside in 1961 – and featuring the talents of Walter Norris on piano, Hal Gaylor on bass, and Billy Bean on guitar. The interplay between the members is fantastic – and the band falls in a tradition that reaches from the early Red ... read moreCD
A previously unreleased album from reedman Wilton Bogey Gaynair – recorded with some great help from trumpeter Shake Keane! The set was recorded in 1960 – at a time when both Gaynair and Keane were making some great impressions on the London jazz scene – awash in new energy in ... read moreCD
Maybe the best record ever from Argentine keyboardist Fernando Gelbard – who plays a massive amount of Fender Rhods and moog on this sweet little set – in a groove that's funky sometimes, warmly mellow at others, and totally great all the way through! All tracks are nice and long, and ... read moreCD
One of the greatest records ever cut by altoist Herb Geller, and one of the few to document the work of his group that included wife Lorraine Geller on piano! Lorraine's quite nice, and the rhythm by Keith Mitchell and Mel Lewis is good too – but the real wonder is Herb's alto, which cuts ... read moreCD
Classic early work by Herb Geller – and a record that features his crispy alto against a group that features wife Lorraine Geller on piano, Conte Candoli on trumpet, and Zoot Sims on tenor (playing here under the name Ziggy Vines!) The tracks are short, with a lot of west coast whimsy – ... read moreCD
A great collection of work by Lorraine Geller – wife of saxophonist Herb Geller, and a heck of a piano player in her own right! The bulk of the CD features tracks from the only album that Lorraine ever cut under her own name – a record that has her working with an LA trio that features ... read moreCD
Stan Getz —
Affinity ... CD Four Leaf Clover (Sweden), 1977. New Copy ...
Tenorist Stan Getz had a very special relationship with Sweden – he married a Swedish woman, spent a lot of time in the nation from the 50s onwards, and had an undeniable influence on the local scene – as you'll hear in this sublime live performance from 1977! The date is way more than ... read moreCD
One of the last albums that Stan Getz ever cut with larger arrangements – a surprisingly nice late 70s session that features backings from Lalo Schifrin! Most of the tunes on the set are Schifrin originals (save for one dodgy number from Evita!) – done in a sweetly flowing soundtracky ... read moreCD
A great lost album from Stan Getz! The record features Stan in a totally new setting, playing with some relatively unfamiliar French talents – Eddie Louiss on organ, Rene Thomas on guitar, and Bernard Lubat on drums. Louiss is incredible, and has a free spacey sound that recalls Larry Young ... read moreCD
One of the greatest Stan Getz albums ever – even though it wasn't issued until the 90s! The set's a rare unreleased session from 1964 – recorded by Getz with a fresh, free-thinking approach – but abandoned by Verve because they were making so much money with Stan's bossa nova ... read moreCD
Stan Getz & Albert Dailey —
Poetry ... CD Blue Note, 1983. Used ...
A lovely later recording from Stan Getz – very spare and spacious, and recorded with a casual approach that's quite striking, and really fresh! The album features Stan playing alongside pianist Albert Dailey – with no other rhythm accompaniment, just piano and tenor sax. The tunes are ... read moreCD
A pair of bossa classics – back to back on a single CD! The first Jazz Samba set is one of those records that no home should be without – not only a pivotal album in the growth of bossa nova in the 60s – but a set that also really helped set the career of tenorist Stan Getz on ... read moreCD
Stan Getz/Jimmy Rowles —
Peacocks ... CD Sony (Japan), 1975. New Copy ...
A real standout in the Stan Getz catalog of the 70s – a session of mostly spare duets with pianist Jimmy Rowles, done in a way that really breaks from the format of Stan's other work of the time! Rowles here has a raspy warmth that brings out new voicings in Getz's tenor – an ... read moreCD
Gerry Gibbs & The Third Trio From The Sun —
First Visit ... CD Viewpoint, 2000. Used ...
(Out of print.)
Gerry Gibbs/Ron Carter/Kenny Barron —
We're Back ... CD Whaling City Sound, 2014. Used ...
Drummer Gerry Gibbs has a hell of a trio for this set – and a great batch of guests as well – all of whom help make some real magic on jazz instrumental versions of soul tunes from the 70s! The core trio features Kenny Barron on piano and Ron Carter on bass – both wonderfully ... read moreCD
David Gibson —
Boom ... CD Posi tone, 2015. New Copy Gatefold ...
Trombonist David Gibson has been giving us really great work with his recent albums on the Positone label – and each one seems to have the artist sounding even better and better than before! We're really wowed with the music David gives us this time around – a set of nearly all ... read moreCD
Dizzy Gillespie —
Big 4 ... CD Pablo/Jazz Heritage, 1974. Used ...
Dizzy's Big 4 here are a quartet of players that includes Ray Brown on bass, Joe Pass on guitar, and Mickey Roker on drums – all of whom work with Dizzy in a lightly skipping groove that's a nice contrast to some of his other 70s work! The style certainly has some of the spacious qualities ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Jazz Heritage pressing. Cover image differs slightly from that shown.)
Seminal work from Dizzy – showing that he was a genius in any form of jazz! In the mid 50s, Diz had one of the hippest big bands going – filled with great young players that included Lee Morgan, Joe Gordon, Melba Liston, Benny Golson, Billy Mitchell, and Walter Davis Jr. The work he ... read moreCD
Seminal work from Dizzy Gillespie – and an album that shows that he was a genius in any form of jazz! In the mid 50s, Diz had one of the hippest big bands going – filled with great young players that included Lee Morgan, Joe Gordon, Melba Liston, Benny Golson, Billy Mitchell, and ... read moreCD
A legendary bit of cubop! Diz is playing here with the band that virtually invented Latin Jazz – the one that featured Chano Pozo on conga, plus great soloists like James Moody and Ernie Henry – all blowing beautifully in a style that's one of the most perfect realizations of the cubop ... read moreCD
Wild – but pretty darn wonderful stuff! Dizzy's recording here in one of his sparest settings ever – blowing trumpet with accompaniment from the duo of Willie Ruff, bass and French horn, and Dwike Mitchell, piano – working in a mode that's really cool, really stripped down, and ... read moreCD
Excellent funk from Dizzy Gillespie – featuring all 3 of his albums for the legendary Perception label! The Real Thing is an amazing mix of funky jazz, cool rhythms, and some nice Latin-tinged grooves – and it's a stunning representation of the way that Dizzy kept on growing as a ... read moreCD
A portrait of Duke, done by Dizzy – and one that's got a whole different feel than you might think! Gillespie's working here with arrangements by a young Clare Fischer – who takes Ellington's themes and recasts them with an even deeper sense of color and tone – one that pushes ... read moreCD
(1984 pressing. Out of print. Booklet is slightly wrinkled.)
A fantastic bit of late 60's funk, and a surprisingly slammin' record from Dizzy! The album's got tight, hard, choppy funk arrangements from Ed Bland – who went onto to do some great work at the Perception label – and the group features James Moody blowing hard lean funky solos right ... read moreCD
A brilliant album of Latiny grooves from Diz! The disc takes off from the soulful/modal mood of the early 60s groups with Lalo Schifrin and Kenny Barron – and features a young Mike Longo crafting some fantastic lines on piano, stretched out over tight rhythms on electric bass and drums, with ... read moreCD
(Out of print first CD pressing, punch through barcode & promo sticker on booklet.)
A rare 60s meeting of groovy talents from both sides of the Atlantic – and a record that matches the trumpet of Dizzy Gillespie with the hiply swinging vocals of The Double Six Of Paris! The group were a wonderfully groovy precursor to the Swingle Singers – and sung in a scatting ... read moreCD
Later live work from Dizzy Gillespie – working in London here with a very hip ensemble! We're not entirely sure of the date, but given the skinny ties on a few of the players, we're guessing it's from that 80s stretch when Dizzy was still going strong – working in a great mix of Latin ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Dizzy Gillespie/Max Roach Quintet —
Pleyel 48 ... CD Vogue (Germany), 1948. Used ...
A much-needed collection of the early work of Jimmy Guiffre – one of the best sax talents of the west coast 50s scene, and an ever-committed modernist whose work here displays a keen early ear for the fresh and the new! The tunes appear to have been released on a variety of different labels ... read moreCD
Jimmy Giuffre's first LP – and although not as completely sublime as his late 50s sides for Verve and Atlantic, still pretty incredible work from one of the freshest new voices in jazz at the time! The album takes tracks from an original 10" LP session, and adds in a few more – so ... read moreCD
An amazing record by Jimmy Giuffre – one that he uses to replicate the "4 Brothers Sound" of the years when he played with Woody Herman as one of a group of four saxophonists blowing together – but done here by Jimmy himself on all 4 horns, using early overdubbing techniques ... read moreCD
Wonderful work from the Jimmy Guiffre trio – and two sessions that stand nicely next to his classic late 50s sides for Atlantic and Verve! The first 5 tracks on the set were recorded for the Stars Of Jazz TV show in Hollywood in 1957 and 1958 – and feature Jimmy first with Jim Hall on ... read moreCD
One of Jimmy Giuffre's excellent early LPs for Capitol, and a nice blend of west coast styles with more modernist experimentation. Here, Giuffre begins his experiments in jazz without a "non-pulsating beat", that is, jazz without snapping cymbal, walking bass, or pounding piano to ... read moreCD
One of the most sublime Jimmy Giuffre albums of all time – and a perfect realization of his piano-less/bass-less trio style! The approach here is really revolutionary, especially for the time – as the group simply features Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, Jim Hall on guitar, and Giuffre on ... read moreCD
Mindblowing work from Robert Glasper – a set that makes us fall in love with his music even more than before – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given that we've loved him for years! Glasper's working here in his collaborative Black Radio format – but at a level that's even more ... read moreCD
A really special Japanese-only package – designed to accompany Robert Glasper's tour of Japan! The set features 3 CDs from his Experiment albums – the first of which is Black Radio, an album that features loads of Glasper's enigmatic piano lines – those fluid, elliptical sounds ... read moreCD
Stellar Hammond from one of the best contemporary talents on the instrument – and one of the few who can really make the organ cook in a stripped-down setting like this! Gold has a tone and touch that's somewhere between Don Patterson and Larry Young – the free flights of the latter in ... read moreCD
Per Goldschmidt —
Frame ... CD Timeless (Holland), 1990. Used ...