Righteous roots music from the vaults of Island Records – a host of mid 70s killers that were arguably the style of reggae that the label did best! The vibe here is positive and progressive all the way through – and the set list mixes classics with some lesser-known gems, including a ... read moreCD
Musicians Of The National Dance Company Of Cambodia —
Homrong ... CD Real World, 1991. Used ...
A rarity from the early post-Stooges era for Iggy – doing his wild, wigged out, manic thing at Cleveland's Agora Ballroom in 1977 – on a number of Stooges tunes and newer material co-written with David Bowie! The sound is a mix of earlier and later Stooges raucousness, with more of a ... read moreCD
Works by new music pioneers, jazz experimentalists and a beat poet! Includes John Cage's "Third Construction", Ben Neill's "Bal", Michael Galasso's "Baroque", David Behrman's "A Traveller's Dream Journal (EWR-LAX)", Steve Reich's "Music For 18 ... read moreCD
A pair of soul jazz guitar gems from the legendary Boogaloo Joe Jones – back to back on a single CD! First up is the first-ever album from one of our favorite jazz guitarists ever – the mighty Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones – the man who helped funky guitar find a whole new place in ... read moreCD
An amazing debut from Keith Hudson – a record with undeniably soulful power all the way through – a strong testament to the lasting talents of this memorable singer from the 70s! The production's mighty nice too – often dubby at points, yet in really unconventional ways – ... read moreCD
Get ready to throw away your jukebox – because this tasty set has all the grooves you'd ever want, all packed in one tasty CD! The sound of Mod Jazz is the sound of the 60s – a blistering blend of Hammond organ, soulful vocals, swinging rhythms, and a finger-snapping assortment of ... read moreCD
One of the beautiful ECM efforts from guitarist Ralph Towner – who plays 12 string and classical guitars, plus piano, and French horn – with help from Kenny Wheeler on trumpet, Eddie Gomez on bass, David Darling on cello, and Michael Di Pasqua on drums and percussion! CD
(Out of print.)
Erik Truffaz —
Mantis ... CD Blue Note (France), 2001. Used ...
A pivotal album from Swiss trumpeter Eric Truffaz – a back to basics bit of electric funk, with no hip hop or outside influences to mess up the groove! The sound is spare and stripped down – with Truffaz's atmospheric trumpet in the lead, and some lean work on guitar and percussion to ... read moreCD
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Great material with Forrest on tenor, Bart Dabney on trombone, Chauncey Locke on trumpet, and either Bunky Parker or Charles Fox on piano. Titles include "Night Train", "Mister Goodbeat", "Bolo Blues", "Hey Mrs Jones", and "Coach 13". CD
These tracks were originally recorded at The Haig in Los Angeles in 1953 and reissued here as part of Liberty's Jazz Milestones Series. Konitz plays alto, Mulligan is on baritone, Chet Baker plays trumpet, Larry Bunker is on drums and Carson Smith and Joe Mondragon play bass. Tracks include " ... read moreCD
A seminal set from Eric Dolphy – one of his most perfectly realized moments at the head of a larger ensemble – and a record that definitely set the tone for countless spiritual jazz sessions of the 70s! Dolphy recorded this session for Alan Douglas in 1962, and it features a larger ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Booklet has a spot of sticker residue.)
Stefon Harris & Jacky Terrasson —
Kindred ... CD Blue Note, 2001. Used ...
Features guest drums by Idris Muhammad. CD
(Booklet has a mark from a price sticker. Barcode has a cutout mark, disc has a promotional stamp.)
Hardly a pirate album at all – and instead one of the first big global moments of fame for the mighty Orchestra Baobob – a Senegalese combo who'd really been honing their craft during the 70s! The album has the group working with all the soulful currents of their early work – and ... read moreCD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)
Jukka Eskola —
Hub Up ... CD Stride (Japan), 2006. Used ...
A beautiful tribute to the electric side of trumpeter Freddie Hubbard – done by Jukka Eskola from Five Corners Quintet, in a mode that almost beats some of Freddie's classic work for CTI! The setting here is spare and simple – trumpet from Jukka, tenor from Timo Lassey, and bass, drums ... read moreCD
It's the late 80s and after the decision to keep the Black album in the can, Prince gives us Lovesexy. Not his finest moment, but far from his weakest, with more than a couple nice numbers like "Alphabet Street", "Lovesexy", "When 2 R In Love" and "Anna ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and hype sticker.)
Gerry Mulligan's still far from the mainstream of jazz on this sweet little set – a great date that expands nicely from the mellower styles of the Pacific Jazz years – expanding the group a bit, with some really great results! In addition to Mulligan's usual baritone sax, Gerry also ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some oxidation in the front image.)
Jazz harpist Dorothy Ashby has always had one of the most unusual sounds around – and even though it might sound a bit crazy at first, her mix of harp playing with tight jazzy backing is always a winning combination. This early album has Ms Ashby playing with a groovy little combo that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing with deep groove and RVG etch. Cover has some wear and a very small tear at the bottom seam, aging, and a small stain and tape spot on back.)
Azteca ... LP Columbia, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ...
A crowning moment for the west coast Latin scene in the 70s – a wonderful Bay Area set that brings together some of the best talents working on that scene at the time! The set's got a great blend of modes – Latin soul, touches of funk, and plenty of the jazzy inflections you'd expect ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some surface wear and a half split top seam.)
Amazing stuff from Ahmad Jamal – one of his greatest albums ever, and the kind of Fender Rhodes classic that got passed over in the history books, but which is finally getting some appreciation these days! Ahamad's in a very different mode than his Cadet/Argo years – using the mellow ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wrinkling and flaking at the bottom inch.)
Mad music from one of the grooviest science fiction film series of all times! The Perry Rhodan films were late 60s European co-productions – and the music for the movies combined the best elements of German and Italian soundtracks of the time – taking Perry into space with a brilliant ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Carly Simon —
Torch ... CD Warner, 1981. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Produced and arranged by Mike Mainieri. Features David Sanborn and Randy Brecker – plus a version of "Body & Soul" with Phil Woods, Grady Tate, and Eddie Gomez. CD
A fantastic tribute to the ongoing contributions of the Not Two label – an important Polish imprint that's done plenty for improvised music over the past 20 years – with a wealth of studio releases, and live events such as the festival recordings presented in this beautiful set! The ... read moreCD
Matthew Shipp & Rob Brown —
Then & Now ... CD Rogue Art (France), 2020. New Copy ...
Great work from two players who really seem to find each other very quickly here – improvising freely in a way that creates strong resonance between the piano of Matthew Shipp and the alto of Rob Brown – as both musicians have notes cascading forward in this effortless way, often ... read moreCD
Matthew Shipp/John Butcher/Thomas Lehn —
Clawed Stone ... CD Rogue Art (France), 2020. New Copy ...
The title of this set sounds a bit stark – and that's maybe a good reference to the overall sound – which is spacious, yet powerful – often with a brooding quality that really brings out a strong resonance between all three musicians! The piano of Matthew Shipp is in wonderful ... read moreCD
Maybe the most ambitious set so far from the duo of Blu & Exile – an expansive double-length set, delivered after a hiatus of new material for a number of years – and a record that really shows just how much the pair have grown during that time! Hip hop is still at the core of the ... read moreCD
London Jazz Composers Orchestra —
That Time ... CD Not Two (Poland), 1972/1980. New Copy ...
Very rare work from this legendary improvising orchestra – two different recordings from the first decade or so of the group's existence, at a time when they were hardly making any records at all! The first two long tracks are from a 1972 performances in Germany – and feature an early ... read moreCD
Fantastic later work from two players who always sound wonderful together – maybe best known for their duet performances on FMP at the end of the 80s, but really reprising that beautiful energy here on two long improvisations recorded in 2011! Both the piano of Cecil Taylor and drums of Tony ... read moreCD
Fantastic material from an important early tour of Europe by the John Coltrane Quartet – tracks recorded in Graz, Austria – and a perfect example of the group as they were really beginning to stretch out and explore! At some level, the vibe here is like the famous first run of Village ... read moreCD
A surprisingly great batch of work from a pretty young talent – British singer Colin Hicks, an artist who clearly draws a lot of inspiration from the best American giants of the early years of rock and roll – especially some of the more biting talents, like Eddie Cochran or Gene Vincent! ... read moreCD
A wonderful tribute to the role of the telephone in postwar culture – not just as a means of communication, but as a theme for some mighty groovy music as well! You'll recognize a few of these tunes – classics that have a phone call or operator at the center of the lyrics – but ... read moreCD
A cool little set to keep the summer going long after Labor Day – and the kind of package of sunny classics from the postwar years that will provide plenty of summer listening even when you're locked indoors! As with other entries in this cool series from Bear Family, the mix of music is ... read moreCD
Spoiler alert – Jamaica Johnny isn't from a Caribbean island, but instead was born in Suriname, and adopted his catchy moniker for a set of calypso recordings done in Amsterdam at the end of the 50s! That doesn't stop the work from being great, though – really lively numbers done as ... read moreCD
Bill Frisell is in a really wonderful trio here – working with Rudy Royston on drums and Thomas Morgan on bass – players who maybe seem to bring out some of Frisell's most inventive sounds in years! Bill plays both acoustic and electric guitar – and the latter instrument often ... read moreCD
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Gerald Cleaver —
Signs ... CD 577, 2020. New Copy ...
An all-electronic set from Gerald Cleaver, but one that's got the same sort of rhythmic pulse as his better-known work on the drums – a record that, in fact, almost feels as if Cleaver is triggering various electronic elements with live work on the drums – or, more likely, using live ... read moreCD
A wonderfully old school set from Pete Rock and Camp Lo – beats by the former, rhymes by the latter – and guest work from a host of talents who include Talib Kweli, Uncle Murda, MOP, Tyler Woods, and Mac Miller! The whole thing's got a great 90s hip hop vibe – Pete Rock very much ... read moreCD
An album with Roy Ayers in the title – but which also features the man himself in the music – really sounding wonderful here, and recreating some of the best sounds of his classic work from the 70s! For some reason, Adrian Younge always likes to put his name in the lead, even when ... read moreCD
Threadbare (Jason Stein/Ben Cruz/Emerson Hunton) —
Silver Dollar ... CD No Business (Lithuania), 2020. New Copy ...
There's few folks who can handle a bass clarinet with the dynamic of Jason Stein – and here, as a member of the Threadbare trio, he really demonstrates his power on the instrument! For reedmen of an older avant jazz era, the bass clarinet was sometimes the instrument they would use for ... read moreCD
Adam Caine/Adam Lane/Bob Lanzetti/Billy Mintz —
Transmissions ... CD No Business (Lithuania), 2020. New Copy ...
Adam Caine has lots of sounds in his bag here – work that varies not just as he switches between electric guitar, electric bass, and synthesizer – but which also brings out a range of different qualities on each instrument! The approach is a bit hard to describe, but is not that far ... read moreCD
Francois Carrier/Masayo Koketsu/Daisuke Fuwa/Takashi Itani —
Japan Suite ... CD No Business (Lithuania), 2020. New Copy ...
Not a suite as in the sense that you might guess from the title – nothing composed, no overarching master idea – as instead the set features a series of improvisations all recorded in Saitama – featuring a group with both Francois Carrier and Masayo Koketsu on alto saxes, plus ... read moreCD
Coasters Rock ... CD Atlantic/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ...
Stunning work from one of our favorite vocal groups of all time – one of the most dynamic acts of their generation, and a group whose pyrotechnics definitely earn them the "rocks" in the title! You might know some of the few big hits by The Coasters – but if you dig deep into ... read moreCD
You may know Dinah Washington as a jazz singer – but at her start, she was also a hell of an R&B vocalist too – a side of her talents that's focused on very strongly in this set! If you love the jazz side of Dinah, don't worry – there's plenty of that here too – but the ... read moreCD
An expanded, remastered version of the album Prophecy – early work by Albert Ayler, recorded live in 1964 at the Cellar Cafe in New York, but not issued by ESP until years later, after his untimely early death. The performance is a trio outing – with Ayler's tenor alongside the bass of ... read moreCD
The famous Winter Dance Party tour of 1959 cost the world the young talents of Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, and The Big Bopper – but after those three giants died in a legendary plane crash, it was up to the rest of the cast to carry on! This second volume in the excellent Bear Family series ... read moreCD
V-Disc and Decca sides cut by Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra, featuring Bill Doggett, Bull Moose Jackson, Sam Taylor, and Panama Francis – plus vocals by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Judy Carol, and Wynonie Harris. CD
A really amazing criss-cross of musical modes from the island of Cape Verde – a nation that already gave the world many musical hybrids over the years, but really knocked things out of the park with the electrified funana movement in the 90s! The sounds here are ancient at the core – ... read moreCD
A pair of classic Albert Ayler albums from 1964 – back to back on a single CD! First up is Spirits – only the second album ever recorded by Albert Ayler, but a tremendous statement of music that clearly marks the tenorist as one of the most important jazz talents of the 60s! The set ... read moreCD