A Blue Note debut from legendary reedman Charles Lloyd – who definitely wants to bring something new to his work on the label! The set features his Marvels combo – a quintet that features very prominent work from guitarist Bill Frisell, whose edgey tones here make for a very different ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maria Teresa Luciani —
Free Jazz ... LP Cinedelic (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)...
A avant jazz set, but one with a very unusual source – as the music was originally recorded for a very short-run sound library release in the 70s! As with most of those records, the players aren't named – although we can say that Gino Marinacci is in the group on flute – and the ... (Sound Library, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 600 copies, and sleeve has a unique splash colored cover! Includes download!)
A quirky little record from Italian pianist Lelio Luttazzi – a jazz artist at the core, but really stretching out here for this rare sound library session from 1971! The set's got Luttazzi painting in many modes of sound – sometimes upbeat and mod, sometimes a bit spare and ... (Sound Library, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Johnny Lytle —
Loop ... LP Tuba, 1966. New Copy (reissue)...
The cover bills this one as "the in sound of vibes and organ" – and it's totally right, because you can't get more "in" than the grooves Johnny lays down on the set! The tunes are short, tight, and very soulful – a wonderful blend of vibes, Hammond organ, and conga ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The great Harold Mabern kicks it hard with a key core group – then finds a way to open up with some surprise guest artists as well – including singers Gregory Porter, Kurt Elling, Jane Monheit, and Norah Jones! The core of the album features Mabern's piano rocketing out with rhythm ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
There's nothing liminal about the sound of the Joe Baer Magnant Group – as these guys have found a very special space of their own – which they occupy beautifully in a haunting blend of guitar and Fender Rhodes! The two instruments are used spatially, and chromatically – in ways ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Never-heard music from legendary trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff – easily one of the hippest talents on his instrument at the time of these recordings – a musician we'd easily rank right up there with American giants like Bob Brookmeyer or JJ Johnson! Albert's got the modern tones and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant modern jazz from German trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff – recording here in 1964, but sounding years ahead of his time, with an amazing a blend of jazz and Asian styles! The album's one of Mangelsdorff's best ever – a set of rhythmic tunes that seem clearly informed by the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful tri-fold cover pressing – just like the original!)
Albert Mangelsdorff —
One Tension ... LP CBS/Be! (Germany), 1963. New Copy Tri-fold (reissue)...
Incredible early work from one of Germany's greatest modernists – one of the key records that showed the world that German jazz was way more than just a rehashing of American modes in the postwar years! This rare 1963 recording features the quintet of trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff – a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful tri-fold cover pressing – just like the original!)
A fantastic bit of funky fusion from Brazil – one of the most hard-hitting albums we've ever heard from keyboardist Cesar Mariano! Mariano had a long legacy in music that included great arrangements for Elis Regina – but this set is completely different than most of his other work ... (Brazil, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunner of an album from the legendary James Mason – unreleased tracks that were recorded after his legendary Rhythm Of Life album – finally issued to the world after so many years! There's a number of cuts here that would have been right at home on Mason's classic (and only) album ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ever-adventurous composer, arranger and coronet player Rob Mazurek teams up with similarly creative wanderer Emmett Kelly (Cairo Gang, Josh Abrams Natural Information Society and more)! Alien Flower Sutra finds the duo and their guest players crafting a pretty awesome mix of interstellar psych-jazz- ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet Atlantic soul groover from Brother Jack McDuff – and a set that has him tightening up his Hammond sound from his earlier years at Prestige Records! The tunes here are short and punched-up – almost instrumental soul numbers in their construction, but still filled with plenty of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our all-time favorite albums from Brother Jack McDuff – not just for the cover (which is plenty appealing to us as BBQ fans!), but also for the tight, sharply focused grooves on the set – some of Jack's first really firey work on record! The combo here is great – with a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A lost electric groover from Brother Jack McDuff – sweet keyboards instead of his usual Hammond, but still plenty darn great! The record's got a slinky groove that's almost more CTI than Chess Records – with full arrangements by Billy Jones, who also plays guitar on the record – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant work from bassist Ross McHenry, a musician who's chosen to surround himself with some top-shelf talent here – including Mark De Clive-Lowe on keyboards, Marcus Strickland on reeds, and Duane Eubanks on trumpet and flugelhorn! These all-star players are a real tribute to the musical ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A modernist classic from 60s Blue Note! The album's one of Jackie McLean's greatest from the time – and one of his seminal "new thing" sessions cut with young modernists Grachan Moncur and Bobby Hutcherson. 3 of the 4 long tracks on the record were written by Moncur, and have a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing album – simply groundbreaking, and a key turn for Jackie McLean! The record features a group of hip young players – including a very young Tony Williams, plus Grachan Moncur III, Bobby Hutcherson, and Eddie Kahn – all playing in a spare contemplative modernist mode ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A much-needed look at the work of New Zealand keyboardist/composer Murray McNabb – an artist who's hardly known within his own nation, much less the rest of the world – but one who comes across here with a wonderful array of sounds! The record mixes together vintage recordings from the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Never-heard music from the mighty Joe McPhee – an extended tenor solo, recorded in Zurich in 1979 – issued here for the first time ever! The music is mezmerising – that incredible approach to solo performance that McPhee was bringing to his Hat Hut records in the late 70s, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered edition of 250 copies – and includes download!)
Great vibes from Jerzy Milian – a player who was easily one of the hippest cats to handle a vibraphone on the European continent in the 70s – heard here in a host of rare recordings from Berlin! Jerzy's Polish, and most of his work was done for the Polskie Nagrania label – but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful set from Mulgrew Miller – one of his greatest albums as a leader, and exemplary of the kind of underground jazz that was still bubbling strong in the 80s! The set features Miller's quintet with Kenny Garrett on alto and flute, Steve Nelson on vibes, Charnett Moffett on bass, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Genius work from trumpeter Blue Mitchell – one of his most solid sides as a leader from the 60s, and a well-deserved treasure in the Blue Note catalog! The album's quite different than the straight soul jazz of Blue's early days on Riverside – or the more arranged dates of the late 60s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Roscoe Mitchell —
Solo Concert ... LP AECO/Katalyst/Tizona, 1973/1974. New Copy ...
Incredible solo work from Roscoe Mitchell – almost even more compelling than any of his work with bigger groups! The set compiles material from a number of different concerts, and features Mitchell on alto, tenor, baritone, and soprano sax – blowing these wonderfully shaped, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hank Mobley's message is mighty darn clear here – ringing out loud and true, with that tone that made Hank one of the most exciting new tenor talents of the time! The album captures Mobley in his pre-Blue Note years, but Hank already has a strength and vision as a leader to match his solo ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent Hank Mobley session – with an unusual twist that takes it past his earlier work! The lineup's great all the way through – with Woody Shaw on trumpet, George Benson on guitar, and Billy Higgins on drums – and the addition of Benson's guitar gives the tracks a groovily ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hank Mobley —
Workout ... LP Blue Note, 1962. New Copy (reissue)...
One of the greatest albums ever from Blue Note tenor giant Hank Mobley – a set that really explodes in all the new directions Hank was taking in the 60s! Mobley in the 50s was already the stuff of legend – a tremendous soloist on tenor, and every bit his own man – firmly focused ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A hell of a jazz soundtrack from the Norwegian scene of the 60s – and a record that can easily go head-to-head with the best Italian film scores of the time! The movie's about some young kids trying out some new frontiers in the 60s – and the music has a vibe that really fits the story ... (Soundtracks, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best early albums from the legendary Moondog – a set that got wider circulation than his first few releases, and really helped expand his reach beyond New York City! Moondog's still at his simple best here – working in a blend of rhythmic percussion, stringed instruments, ... (Out Sound, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic soundtrack for an incredibly groovy film – a landmark British comedy that received some sublime musical treatment from Dudley Moore – who was one of the stars of the movie! Moore's a surprisingly great jazz pianist, and provides a rich blend of jazz instrumentals, groovy ... (Soundtracks, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes CD of ther mega rare Bedazzled radio spots album 'Peter Cook & Dudley Moore Cordially Invite You To Hell'.)
A very different album for Lee Morgan – especially in comparison with his other early sessions! The record is a gentle batch of ballads and standards, played by Morgan with a quartet that includes Sonny Clark on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – all beautifully ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very appropriate title for a very cooking little album – one of Lee Morgan's first efforts as a leader, cut back during his first years of late 50s fame! The style here is a bit less Morgan-esque than some of Lee's later 60s classics – but the record is rock-solid throughout, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the hardest to find of the early Lee Morgan albums on Blue Note – and a very lyrical batch of hardbop tracks, played with a slightly exotic flair! Morgan's group on the date features melodic modernists Benny Golson on tenor and Gigi Gryce on alto sax – both of whom push Morgan ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An undisputed masterpiece by Lee Morgan – and one of the first records in which he shed his straight bop sensibility, and began evolving into a soulful genius for the 60s! The album's got 4 long tracks that all build beautifully – really extended numbers that break the format of some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the rarest albums on the Groove Merchant label – and one of the best! Ramon Morris has a sweet tone on the tenor that works very well with the electric piano in his tight little combo – grooving with a style that's like the best Black Jazz funk records of the time – mixing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pure insanity from the mighty Mulatu – one of his few American albums from the 60s! The record's an incredible blend of New York Latin and some of the more Afro-styled grooves Mulatu explored more freely on his Ethiopian recordings – served up in a jazzy style that has plenty of vibes ... (Global Grooves, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare early work from Mulatu – material recorded in America, in the years before Mulatu returned to his Ethiopian homeland, and really set the scene on fire! The style here is a mix of Latin jazz with some more exotic elements – played by a combo that features Mulatu on vibes, alongside ... (Global Grooves, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing work from the legendary Mulatu Astatke – one of Ethiopia's funkiest musicians of the 70s, making a rare appearance here on this lost American recording! The album has been a holy grail for years amongst beatheads – loved for its killer blend of weird rhythms, sweet funk, and ... (Global Grooves, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mad grooves from the Ethiopian scene of the 70s – featuring work by the enigmatic Mulatu, plus some of the other extra-cool artists on that country's groundbreaking soul and funk scene! Mulatu plays Fender Rhodes and organ on his tracks – grooving with a slow, snakey approach that's ... (Global Grooves, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most ambitious albums that Sunny Murray ever recorded – a set of large ideas and long explorations – performed here by a group of all-star avant players from the time! Murray's vision is wonderful here – even bolder and more expressive than on his work for ESP – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sunny Murray's Untouchable Factor —
Apple Cores ... LP Philly Jazz, 1978. New Copy (reissue)...
One of the hippest, tightest sessions ever recorded by drummer Sunny Murray – a large group set recorded with his Untouchable Factor group – a great ensemble that includes Frank Foster on soprano sax, Oliver Lake and Arthur Blythe on alto saxes, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone, Don Pullen on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Plenty of percussion here – long improvised passages that feature work from Big Black and Muruga Booker, as well as additional clarinet and ocarina from Perry Robinson! The mix of players is quite surprising – especially if you only know Big Black's crossover global records from the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunning collaboration between Muruga Booker and Big Black– both percussionists who lead the session, but who also work here with lots of additional instrumentation that includes ocarina, violin, hammered dulcimer, and even some clarinet from avant jazz legend Perry Robinson! The tracks ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Music Machine —
Dull Knife ... LP Sagittarius (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)...
Not the Music Machine of 60s garage rock fame – but instead a totally obscure 70s combo, who serve up a very funky sound on this obscure session from back in the day! There's a really raw blend of jazz and soul on the record – some cuts instrumental, some vocal – with a mixture ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most beautiful albums we've ever heard from guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel – a set that opens up in so many tones and colors, thanks to help from a great group that features Ambrose Akimusire on trumpet and Brad Mehldau on piano! Both of these musicians really help underscore the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic bit of spiritual jazz funk – and one of the rarest 70s albums on Fantasy Records! The group's headed up by Nat Adderley Jr (son of the famous Nat Sr) on keyboards and vocals – and the ensemble is a hip, young collective with an approach that reminds us of work by Oneness Of ... (Soul, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Janko Nilovic —
Pop Impressions ... LP Montparnasse 2000/Underdog (France), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)...
Nothing pop about this groovy little record – save, perhaps, for the fact that it's been sampled by a number of hip hoppers over the years – because the set's one of the greatest ever from the legendary Janko Nilovic – a real masterpiece of complex grooves and offbeat ... (Sound Library, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare bit of fusion from European reedman Ralf Nowy – a player who didn't cross over to the US as much as some of his other overseas contemporaries, but who's equally great! This album's got kind of a flowery cover, but a sound that's surprisingly soulful – a fusion groove that's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most striking, most unusual settings for the voice of Leon Thomas we've ever heard – a rare 1970 performance with the Brit group Nucleus – done right at the same time that Thomas was recording his classics with Pharoah Sanders! The initial approach is similar, and the songs ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet soulful set from drummer Grasella Oliphant – one of two legendary albums cut for Atlantic Records in the 60s – and the one with a very heavy-hitting lineup! The vibe here is somewhere between Blue Note Hammond dates and soul jazz on Prestige Records in the mid 60s – as ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic solo sounds from guitarist Jeff Parker – a set of recordings that were all done live, with no overdubs at all – but which really show a complex approach to his overall sound! Parker's almost in some of the more abstract territory here as on some of his Chicago Underground Duo ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer set from an amazing quintet made up of some of the best players to ever grace the Blue Note label! Horace Parlan leads a tight tight tight combo that includes Grant Green on guitar and Booker Ervin on tenor sax – and the three of them fit together beautifully, with a dark moody edge ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet collection of cuts from the legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius – a player who completely revolutionized the electric bass in the 70s! Before Jaco, the instrument was often used in the background – still strong, but without as bold of a soloing presence, and maybe less of a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic by Big John Patton! The master organ player is joined by Grant Green on guitar, and the much-overlooked drummer Hugh Walker – a fantastic player on the kit, little known, but who played with this incredible "skipping" groove – one that sounds that reminds us a lot ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderfully wicked meeting of the minds – and a legendary bit of soul jazz from organist Big John Patton! The core of the record features the usual Patton groove – with John on Hammond, Grant Green on guitar, and Otis Finch on drums – but added to that mix is Bobby Hutcherson ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the hardest to find albums by organ legend Big John Patton – and one of his hardest hitting sessions too! Patton plays here in a very soulful quintet – one with Fred Jackson on tenor, Grant Green on guitar, Richard Williams on trumpet, and Ben Dixon on drums – all falling ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wild work from one of Paul Bley's most compelling stretches – a time when he was working with early analogue synthesizer and keyboards – in collaboration here with Annette Peacock, who also plays a bit of electric piano and bass, as well as sings! The music is great – very ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautifully rich session from bassist Gary Peacock – one that draws equal energy from his three associates on the date – all of whom did some great ECM Records work on their own! Peacock composed the tunes, and his spacious notes on bass provide the core setting – but the album ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Art Pepper —
Surf Ride ... LP Savoy, 1952/1954. New Copy (reissue)...
A classic 50s album on Savoy – a set that's almost as memorable for its cartoony cover as it is for the great Art Pepper material on the record! Pepper's tone here is wonderful – that sharper-edged, more soulful approach that you often get in his smaller label 50s work – a nice ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet little set from Houston Person – a record that's a nice return to basics, much needed after some of his overproduced sessions of the mid 70s! The group here features a number of old Prestige stalwarts, helping Houston to hit a laidback soul jazz vibe – players who include Jimmy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very cool group from Peru – one that's as far-reaching as it is funky, thanks to a huge amount of experience and talent from all of its individual members! The core force here might be the electric bass of Enrique Luna, which creates a pulse on all of the numbers, even when the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Nice reissue – heavy vinyl, with bonus insert of notes!)
An ultra-hip live set from bassist Oscar Pettiford – recorded in Germany during the late 50s stretch when he'd taken up residency overseas, and was making some great connections on the scene! This set definitely reflects Pettiford's reach at the time – as it's got an excellent group ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The greatest work so far from Philippe Baden Powell – the pianist son of the famous guitarist, and a musician we've been watching for years – maybe hitting his best promise here on a forward-thinking album for the Far Out label! Baden's rich piano lines and strong sense of arrangement ... (Brazil, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers —
Tough! ... LP Prestige, 1966. New Copy (reissue)...
Killer Latin soul from Pucho and crew – and an album that's one of their greatest! The record is also one of the earliest by the group, and it features a different lineup than later ones – with William Bivens on vibes, Claude Bartee on tenor, and Vince McEwan on trumpet. There's a bit ... (Latin, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A lost porno soundtrack from Bernard "Pretty" Purdie – and one of his greatest records ever! The album's amazing – a sweet batch of soulful funk, almost better put together than any of Purdie's more famous albums for Flying Dutchman or Prestige – with a mix of tight ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl – with bonus insert with notes. And new tip-on jacket, too!)
Bernard Purdie —
Purdie Good! ... LP Prestige/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)...
Bernard Purdie's first album as a leader for Prestige – cut right after he'd hipped up plenty of other sessions for the label with his famous funky drums! The groove here is very much in the best Prestige jazz funk mode of the early 70s – tightly vamping rhythms that draw heavily from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Massive work from one of the funkiest drummers of all time – the legendary Bernard Pretty Purdie, stepping out here in a batch of instrumentals that may well be his greatest album ever! Bernard's drums are right up front in the mix – leading off all tunes with a full, funky, echoey ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Quantic Presents The Western Transient —
New Constellation ... LP Tru Thoughts (UK), 2015. New Copy Gatefold ...
A tremendous new project from Quantic – a set that has him moving into spiritual jazz territory, with all the depth and care he brought to previous funk and Latin projects! The music here is a mix of electric and acoustic modes – played by Will Holland on guitar with a group that also ... (Deep Funk, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful vinyl pressing – limited, and in a heavy book-style cover!)
Three rare slices of Sun Ra – issued here on a very cool vinyl-only 10" pressing! First up is the sublime "Lady With The Golden Stockings" – a slow-building groove that moves at midtempo pace – in that beautiful blend of jazz, exotica, and more soulful styles that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sun Ra from three different decades – one classic track, and two never-issued numbers! "Nuclear War" may well be the closest that Ra ever came to a "hit" – although the profanity in the tune certainly kept it away from the mainstream – a fantastic slow-building ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great early work from Sun Ra & The Arkestra – two never-issued tracks, and a classic Saturn Records groove! "Rocket Number Nine" may well be one of the group's strongest early anthems – a propulsive number that's bold enough to soar to the skies – driven by old ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first far-reaching collection of vocal tracks recorded by Sun Ra and his Arkestra over the years – perfectly put together, and featuring a number of previously-unissued tracks as well! The Space Age Is Here To Stay covers a wide range of the cosmic jazz styles Ra traveled (and pretty much ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic late live material by Sun Ra and the Arkestra – presented here properly for the first time ever – with fantastic sound, and the full contents of two different sets – which really lets you get to hear the Arkestra at their best! Each concert is a wonderful progression of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Never-heard music from the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra – pulled from four different sessions recorded at the group's Philadelphia home in 1969 – and every bit as impressive as the Saturn Records material from the time! The recording quality is great – these aren't random snippets ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic material from Sun Ra – a never-heard 1972 performance at Slugs, and one that captures the group at their most spiritual point! The core of the set is the track "I Roam The Cosmos" – one of the more obscure Ra compositions, and a title that appears here for the first ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not an actual meeting of Sun Ra and Merzbow – although given the jazzman's rise to fame in his late life, that's not actually impossible – and instead, the record features a very unique concept – the music of Ra's "Strange Strings" and "The Magic City" – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing grooves like you've never heard before – the seminal sides by Salah Ragab and his Cairo Jazz Band! As you can probably guess from their name, the ensemble was an Egyptian one – working at the end of the 60s in an incredible blend of jazz and more traditional Egyptian-styled ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic French session from one of the greatest American jazz guitarists of the 50s – the legendary Jimmy Raney, a player who mixed his hard-edge tone with a magically fluid groove! Jimmy's playing here on some great single-note lines – alongside a set of Parisian players that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of those key 60s records that reminds us why Ernest Ranglin's always been one of the most unique talents on the electric guitar – partly a jazzman, and partly a formative force in the early sound of rocksteady and reggae on the Jamaican scene – as you'll hear on this sweet ... (Reggae, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet guitar instrumentals from the great Ernest Ranglin – heard here at an early point in his career, when he was very much a jazz player overall – but also picking up a few elements from the changing styles of Jamaican music at the time! Bobby plays with lots of warm, open chords ... (Reggae, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An obscure set from Max Roach – but right up there with his best work of the late 50s on Mercury and other labels! The album features the "award winning" drummer in a quintet with Booker Little on trumpet, Ray Draper on tuba, George Coleman on tenor, and Art Davis on bass – a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Claude Rodap & Fregate Orchestra —
Syn-Ka ... LP Fregate/Granit (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ...
A sweet blend of modes from Martinique musician Claude Rodap – a set that's titled "Syn" after the synthesizer elements used in the music, and "Ka" for the percussion in the mix – which is based around "Gwo Ka" and other Caribbean modes! Overall, the album' ... (Global Grooves, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sound library album from the end of the 70s, but one that's got a fair bit of funky jazz in the mix, too – thanks to a lifetime dedication to the music by Amleto "Puccio" Roelens! Roelens was a musician with a long lineage on the Italian scene in the postwar years – and ... (Sound Library, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD of entire album!)
Bjarne Rostvold Trio —
Tricotism ... LP RCA/Be! (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)...
Not the usual album you might expect from a group with a trio in the name – as there's no piano in the mix, and instead the album features some sparkling trumpet from the great Allan Botschinsky – heard here at the height of his youthful, modern powers! The combo's led by drummer ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really unusual album from soundtrack composer Piero Umiliani – sounds originally composed for the film Blue Nude in 1977, but only later issued on vinyl as a sound library session under Umiliani's alias of Rovi! The soundtrack is surprisingly jazzy for the time – especially giving ... (Soundtracks, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The unusual guitar phrasings of Terje Rypdal were a key part of ECM Records in the early years – but here, he's also found a way to weave his sound wonderfully amidst a range of other electric instruments! The lead sound of the album is still Rypdal's guitar – but the session also ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mindblowing sounds from legendary reedman Akira Sakata – working here in a setting that's mostly solo, but which also includes some group material from a DVD of the performance too! The core tracks have Sakata blowing amazingly on alto, clarinet, and bass clarinet – these long, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredible! This is a stunning set of African-inspired jazzy percussion tracks – similar to some of the work done by Art Blakey on his Orgy In Rhythm albums, but with a lot better horn work, and with an overall conception that's much more unified! AK Salim did some sleepier work for Savoy ... (Global Grooves, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sammy with Freedom Unity —
Salute To Soul ... LP Columbia (Japan), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Sammy sings soul – not Sammy Davis Jr, but this ultra-hip Japanese singer from the early 70s – a female vocalist who works here with great backings from the Freedom Unity ensemble! The tunes are all numbers from American and British sources of the 50s and 60s – tunes you'd know ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series! Fantastic Japanese pressing – heavy vinyl and gatefold cover! 2016 Record Store Day release, too.)
Funky grooves from Jiro Inagaki and his Soul Media combo – and some cool vocals from 70s Japanese singer Sammy – a pretty enigmatic talent who really makes her mark with this record! The album's less island-styled than you might guess from the title or cover – and instead, it ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series! Fantastic Japanese pressing – heavy vinyl and cover! Japanese 2016 Record Store Day release, too.)
Fantastic funk from the Spanish scene of the 70s – a set that starts out in the best electric fusion mode, but also embraces some older Spanish currents too – with a groove that's almost a 70s funk take on some of the flamenco jazz experiments of the late 60s! Yet we'll also say that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic 80s work from Pharoah Sanders – with a vibe that's a perfect extension of his classic work for the Impulse label! The album has Pharoah working with an amazing group – Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, John Hicks and Joe Bonner on piano, Art Davis on bass, and either Elvin Jones or ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
John Sangster —
Ahead Of Hair ... LP Festival/Blank (Australia), 1969. New Copy (reissue)...
One of the grooviest takes on the music of Galt MacDermot you'll ever hope to hear – as Australian percussionist John Sangster turns in some wonderful rhythm-heavy versions of the tunes from Hair – and also adds in a few sweet numbers of his own! Sangster also wrote a few new tracks, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
John Sangster —
Joker Is Wild ... LP Festival/Blank (Australia), 1968. New Copy (reissue)...
The Joker is wild, and so is percussionist John Sangster – one of the coolest talents on the Australian jazz scene at the end of the 60s! Sangster plays a lot of vibes here – but also adds in about a dozen other percussion instruments – in a jazzy groove that's a bit like the Cal ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
John Sangster —
Trip ... LP Festival/Blank (Australia), 1967. New Copy (reissue)...
A sweet trip into groovy jazz from the great John Sangster – a man who plays some excellent vibes on this rare Australian album – plus a fair bit of other percussion instrumentation as well! The album also features soundtrack genius Sven Libaek – who not only handled arrangements ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A huge array of groovy genius from the mighty Lalo Schifrin – the South America jazzman who first rose to fame in the group of Dizzy Gillespie, the moved on to give us some of the coolest film scores of the 60s! This set brings together some of the coolest tracks from the larger Sound Of ... (Soundtracks, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The last album ever recorded by the legendary Jimmy Scott – the jazz singer who first recorded in the 50s, then spent decades in obscurity – only to be revived to great fame in the last 20 years of his life! This album's a wonderful tribute to Jimmy – as it features the singer's ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered, limited pressing – with bonus print!)
A fantastic early album by the amazing Jimmy Scott – billed here as "Little Jimmy Scott" – because of his youth, height, and his style of singing! Jimmy's fragile voice is in perfect form here – a really unique blend between torch jazz modes and some of the bluesier ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most beautiful projects we've ever heard from Fred Lonberg-Holm – and one of the few to use his cello in a really different way! The album's got a style that really lives up to its "fragile" title – spare sounds created from Fred's cello, the acoustic guitar of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic jazz group from the contemporary South African scene – one who've got a very righteous vibe, and a sound that's maybe even more far-reaching than any jazz we've heard from that scene back in the 60s or 70s! The group's led by Shabaka Hutchings on tenor, but is a very ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album