Clare Fischer —
Manteca! ... LP Pacific Jazz, Early 60s. Very Good+ ...
One of our favorite albums ever from the great Clare Fischer – and one of the first to really show his special talents at their best! The sound here is a wonderful blend of jazz, Latin, and Brazilian modes – and in addition to piano, Clare plays plenty of organ on the date – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Clare Fischer & Gary Foster —
Starbright ... LP Discovery, 1982. Near Mint- ...
A great session – spare and laidback, which offers a perfect chance to hear Gary Foster's great tone on alto and flute! Fischer plays piano and Fender Rhodes – and there's no other instrumentation at all. Titles include "Bluesome", "Brazilian Waltz", "Starbrigh ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very nice electric Latin jazz session from this legendary LA piano player, recorded with his groovy Salsa Picante group that includes Pancho Sanchez, Gary Foster, and Alex Acuna. Clare plays organ and electric piano, and is backed by an all-instrumental group of percussion and rhythm, plus nice ... (Latin, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An unusual session from the great Clare Fischer – although probably his best-known record as well! Clare cut many other jazz sides in a smaller, more intimate setting – but this album features his full talents as a larger arranger – working with a hip ensemble, and turning in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing.)
Clare Fischer with 2+2 Plus —
Free Fall ... CD Discovery (Japan), 1986. New Copy ...
Very groovy work from keyboardist Clare Fischer – a musician we first fell in love with from Cal Tjader albums in the 60s, and continued to love for his MPS Records material in the 70s! Here, Clare's working with the 2+2 vocal ensemble – a gently swinging male/female harmony group that ... read moreCD
A beautiful little record from pianist Jesse Fischer – and one that's got a much warmer sound than you'd expect from the piano key skeleton on the cover! Jesse's very well-schooled in different modes of souful expression – which means that he can create magic on an acoustic piano, but ... read moreCD
Madly tripped out guitar funk – and a real turning point in the career of guitarist Eddie Fisher! Eddie began his career as a straighter guitarist on the St Louis scene – and although his first album for Cadet was a relatively traditional soul-jazz outing, this one's a wild batch of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing album by the great guitarist Eddie Fisher – and completely unlike his later funk records! Eddie plays stripped down jazz with a small combo that includes organ by Robert Selby, bass by Paul Jackson, and some rhythm guitar by Phil Westmoreland – and the twin-guitar approach ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the rare few albums from this overlooked singer and pianist! The group also features some excellent tenor from Sam Taylor – really shining here in a quartet setting – plus bass from Al Hall and drums from Clifford Leeman. (Vocalists, Jazz)LP, Vinyl record album
(Drummer logo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear and seam splitting.)
Ella Fitzgerald way past the Songbooks – in a set of five different albums that display all the groovy talents she brought to her years at Verve Records! First up is Ella Swings Lightly – a record that has Ella getting some great jazzy backings from Marty Paich – on titles that ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreCD
A truly amazing package – 8 different Ella Fitzgerald Songbook albums for Verve – each packaged just like the original albums, including those that were double-LP sets, or even boxed sets! The whole thing comes in a handsome fabric-covered box, with a hardcover book – and each ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreCD
(Out of print! In beautiful shape – with original box, book, and everything!)
Quincy Jones handles the arrangements, so the set's got plenty of soul – and the band really swings on titles that include "Tea For Two", "Deed I Do", "My Last Affair", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall", ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ella's performing songs written by or associated with Duke–what could be better? Titles include "Rockin' In Rhythm", "Caravan", "Take The A Train", "Clementine", and "Perdido", all performed with the with the big band. (Vocalists, Jazz)CD
Classic duets between Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – done in a sweet mode that only could have been handled by Verve in the 50s! Backings are in a nice small combo mode – with Armstrong on both trumpet and vocals – and Ella and Louis carry most of the set with their great ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreCD
(32-bit remastered edition – limited to 2000 copies!)
FJF (Ken Vandermark/Mats Gustafsson) —
Blow Horn ... CD Okka Disk, 1997. Used ...
Quartet session that brings together Swedish reed genius Mats Gustafsson with Chicago tenor giant Ken Vandermark, and adds in Chicago players Steve Hunt and Kent Kessler. Gustafsson and Vandermark are brilliant together – as testified by a recent successful tour of the U.S. this past winter ... read moreCD
(Out of print – and in a cool LP-style sleeve!)
Paul Flaherty/Greg Kelley/Chris Corsano —
Sannyasi ... CD Wet Paint, 2001. Used ...
Warm and lyrical solo piano work from Tommy Flanagan – a Japanese only session from the mid 70s, and one of the first of a long run of well-produced dates that Flanagan would do for that market! The format's even more intimate than the relaxed setting of some of Tommy's American dates of the ... read moreCD
A unique Japanese-only session from pianist Tommy Flanagan – hardly a one-off, though – as the whole thing's put together with a real sense of care by legendary Columbia jazz producer Teo Macero! Although unissued in the US, the set gives Flanagan one of his greatest showcases of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
2 albums' worth of material from the Master Trio of the early 80s – a group that featured Tommy Flanagan on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – and which was recorded in a spirit that was very similar to the Great Jazz Trio and Super Trio – not surprising, as ... read moreCD
A riveting batch of tense, sly and stripped down string-laden jazz from the Norwegian scene – led by the thundering bass of Ingebrigt Haker Flaten – and one of the better releases in years from the ever-impressive Jazzland label! Flaten is familiar for collaborations with some of the ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Fletcher Henderson All Stars —
Big Reunion ... CD Fresh Sound (Spain), Mid 50s. Used ...
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)
Birgitta Flick Quartet —
Dalarna ... CD Double Moon (Germany), 2016. Used ...
Masterful work from this ultra-hip group – a jazz combo at the core, but one who have a way of working in so many different flavors at once! Leader Greg Foat plays both a grand piano and church organ on the record – in a lineup that also includes tenor, trumpet, electric bass, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The coolest record so far from this totally great combo – a live recording done on the home turf of the Greg Foat Group – the Playboy Club in London! The retro venue really fits the slinky, sexy vibe of the group's music – and although we already loved these guys before, this ... read moreCD
Ricky Ford in very tight formation – blowing hard with the kind of tone and timing that first caught our ears back in the 70s, still going strong here as part of a great run of sides for Muse Records in the following decade! The album's got Ford's mighty tenor in a group with James Spaulding ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ricky Ford explores the music and ideas of Wayne Shorter – a perfect fit for Ford's deeply soulful style of blowing the tenor! The set's actually got a more tightly arranged feel than you might expect – which makes for a nicely fresh take on some of Shorter's greatest numbers from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first-ever album from organist Chris Foreman as a leader – a Hammond hero who's been making great music for a number of years, and really steps out strongly here on his debut! The album's got a fresh approach from the usual organ jazz outing – in that Foreman plays solo on a number ... read moreCD
Michael Formanek/Tim Berne/Jeff Hirshfield —
Loose Cannon ... CD Soul Note (Italy), 1992. Used ...
An excellent album that fits in nicely with Jimmy Forrest's early 60s sides for Prestige! The set was recorded in the company of one of Forrest's hometown talents from St Louis – the great Grant Green, who was quite young at the time – as well as with Harold Mabern on piano and Elvin ... read moreCD
Great material from the sessions for Jimmy Forrest's album All The Gin Is Gone – recorded by Delmark back in their early days, and done with an underground groove that Jimmy didn't always get on record! The core group on the album features players Jimmy was working with under the leadership ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Lincoln Ave pressing. Cover has an old price sticker.)
Gutsy tenor work from Jimmy Forrest – a player who was poised to rival Sonny Stitt and Gene Ammons at the start of the 60s, and who could have easily done so, given the strength of his work for Prestige! The record's one of a few that the St Louis player got to cut for the label – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black & silver label pressing. Cover has a small split on the top seam.)
Anat Fort Trio with Gianluigi Trovesi —
Birdwatching ... CD ECM (Germany), 2016. New Copy ...
The piano of Anat Fort gets some great accompaniment here – the alto clarinet of Gianluigi Trovesi, a player with some very sharp edges at times – and an approach to his instrument that seems to lock some of the moodier corners of Fort's music! The tracks seem to build in almost a ... read moreCD
Daniel Fortin —
Brinks ... CD Fresh Sound New Talent, 2015. Used ...
Great stuff from Sonny Fortune – emerging here as a strong leader with a spiritual soulful style that was steeped in traditions from labels like Strata East and Muse, but which also worked quite well in the slightly-expanded setting of A&M's Horizon projects. The group here is a well-sele ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunning set funky 70s jazz! Drummer Al Foster leads the crew on this obscure Japanese session produced by Teo Macero – one that bursts out with a strong funky jazz groove that reminds us of some of the best drum-heavy electric 70s sessions in our collection, like work by Ed Thigpen or Les ... read moreCD
One of the most amazing albums ever from Frank Foster – a totally righteous set that's light years ahead of his earlier work with the Basie Band! The format here is right up there with the best on Strata East at the time – a large-group session that's filled with some of the hippest ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Greg Foster & Joel Futterman —
Alabama ... CD Drimala, 2000. Used ...
The title definitely gets things right – as the sound here is plenty darn explosive – a nicely gritty groove that's even more soulful than some of Herman Foster's early 60s work with Lou Donaldson! The group's a trio – with Earl May on bass and Grassella Oliphant on drums – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare killer from pianist Herman Foster – a player best known for his work in Lou Donaldson groups of the early 60s – but who cut some great material on his own, often with a style that's a bit more harder-edged than some of his work with larger combos! This set's a trio date, with a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wicked keyboards from Ronnie Foster – and a set that really steps forward from his previous two Blue Note albums! The record really has Ronnie moving into a more rounded soul space – singing along with his keyboards, in ways that may well be aimed at making Foster the next Stevie ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing stuff by Ronnie Foster – a sweet little album of slow funky keyboard tones, much more loosely arranged than his later work, with a dope groove that was years ahead of its time! The album's in some ways a blueprint for some of our favorite jazz-based hip hop – and although ... read moreCD
(Out of print original pressing. Booklet has a promo sticker. CD has a promo stamp.)
Jean-Marc Foussat/Sylvain Guerineau —
Aliquid ... CD Leo (UK), 2009. Used ...
We last heard tenorist Ken Fowser in the company of vibist Behn Gillece – on a pair of excellent recent albums for the Posi-Tone label – but here he works as the sole leader, and maybe knocks it out of the park even more! All the tunes here are originals by Ken – who continues to ... read moreCD
Fox Capture Plan —
Butterfly ... CD Playwright (Japan), 2015. New Copy ...
One of the most beautiful albums so far from Fox Capture Plan – a set that adds in a bit of strings at times – which makes for an even more colorful variation on their freewheeling piano sound! We've loved these guys right from the start for the way they fold piano, bass, and drums ... (New Grooves, Jazz)read moreCD
Wonderful work from the revived career of bassist Henry Franklin – and a later effort that carries all the righteous undercurrents of some of his best work of the 70s! He group here has quite a spiritual sound – a hip mix of reeds, percussion, and piano delivered with some really ... read moreCD
Nice album that compiles the best moments from Henry Franklin's earlier albums for the Black Jazz label! The tracks on here have a sweet soulful quality, with lots of deep rich tones from Franklin's bass to give the record a nice bottom – and some of that sly funk that you'll find on the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic album from the team of Henry Franklin and Azar Lawrence – proof that the two players' recent pairing has helped them both reach the heights of their recordings from the 70s! The album's got a deeply spiritual vibe that goes way past the slightly gimmicky cover image – a ... read moreCD
Beautifully work from bassist Henry Franklin – a player who sounds just as great here as he did back in the 70s! The album's a tremendous little soul jazz set – played with lots of creative energy and soulful tones – filled with hip tunes that really get past the obvious, and ... read moreCD
Rodney Franklin's learning to love – and he's learning to groove, too – by adding in just a bit more vocals to his music than before, but still holding onto all the best keyboard strengths of the past! Franklin was really one of the leading lights of the Columbia Records jazz scene of ... read moreCD
Rodney Franklin's learning to love – and he's learning to groove, too – by adding in just a bit more vocals to his music than before, but still holding onto all the best keyboard strengths of the past! Franklin was really one of the leading lights of the Columbia Records jazz scene of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fully-formed genius from the amazing Rodney Franklin – one of the best keyboard stars to emerge from the late 70s scene! Franklin's got a great talent for balancing influences from jazz and soul in ways that are similar to contemporaries George Duke and Bobby Lyle – and like both of ... read moreCD
Fully-formed genius from the amazing Rodney Franklin – one of the best keyboard stars to emerge from the late 70s scene! Franklin's got a great talent for balancing influences from jazz and soul in ways that are similar to contemporaries George Duke and Bobby Lyle – and like both of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
2 killers from organist Caesar Frazier – back to back on one CD! Hail Ceasar is a monster bit of funky jazz – filled with long tracks that all jam mightily, all at a level that matches or tops the best work coming out of Prestige or Blue Note Records at the time! The set is one of the ... read moreCD
The best one yet from drummer Daniel Freedman – delivering a jazz set with a love for diverse global grooves – with an appropriate diverse group of players! It's essentially a quintet session instrumentally, but the players bring a lot of regional style to the table that gives it a big ... read moreCD
Mindblowing work by a really under-documented group – a mid 60s recording that definitely lives up to the free form in the name of the combo! The sound here is even bolder and more revolutionary than that of the contemporaneous "new thing" generation, or some of the European avant ... read moreCD
Chico Freeman plays tenor sax and flute and is joined by Hilton Ruiz on piano, Junieeh Booth on bass, Elvin Jones on drums and Jumma Santos doing percussion. The first side features two Muhal Richard Abrams' songs called "Two Over One" and "Excerpts". There are two Freeman ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Chico Freeman —
Focus ... CD Contemporary, 1995. Used ...
A surprisingly great little set from Chico Freeman – and a record that seems to hone his best creative energies of the loft jazz years into an even hipper groove! The group here features Freeman on a wide variety of reeds – alongside John Purcell on saxes and oboe, Kenny Kirkland on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the number of great, post-Coltrane sides Chico would cut for India Navigation, with a searching quality that you might anticipate from the title. The group includes John Hicks, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart and fellow former AACM member Famoudou Don Moye. Titles include Horace Silver's "Peace ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Surprisingly dark music for a mid 80s major label jazz album – especially one that features guest work from Bobby McFerrin! Chico Freeman's definitely keeping true to his adventurous roots here – blowing some sharply angular lines on a range of reeds, and exploring both older jazz ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A legendary bit of funk – and a killer record from one of the most unique guitarists ever! George Freeman's got a sound and a style unlike any other player we can think of – an approach to funky guitar that's often got a really hard touch on the strings, and which gets nice and noisy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic "discovery" of tenor saxophonist Von Freeman – one that was already relatively late in his career, but a key appearance on Atlantic under the auspices of Roland Kirk! The setting here is as loose and laidback as Von needs to really do his thing – backing by a trio ... read moreCD
A classic "discovery" of tenor saxophonist Von Freeman – one that was already relatively late in his career, but a key appearance on Atlantic under the auspices of Roland Kirk! The setting here is as loose and laidback as Von needs to really do his thing – backing by a trio ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout notch, clear tape at the center of the top seam, and an old price sticker on back.)