Larry Rose plays some mighty sweet keyboards on this late 70s set – electric piano, organ, and other keys as well – and also sings a fair bit on the record, in this great blend of jazz, soul, and some tighter modes of the time! The approach is maybe a bit in the territory of jazzy soul ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bassist Marlene Rosenberg leads a hell of a trio here – one that features Kenny Barron on piano and Lewis Nash on drums – both tremendous players who sound even better in the round, rich company of Rosenberg's bass! Most titles are trio numbers, but driven as much by the bass as by the ... read moreCD
Dan Rosenboom's a trumpeter with a mighty fierce sound – one that's pushed forward with his own bold lines, and with this kind of rumbling, deep-burning energy from the rest of the group! The approach is a bit hard to describe, but there's often this sense of the bass and guitar creating ... read moreCD
Fantastic work from Swedish tenorist Bernt Rosengren – one of his best albums ever, and done with a nice mix of soul and edge! Players include Lalle Svensson on trumpet, Goran Fagerstedt or Lars Sjosten on piano, Bjorn Alke and Torbjorn Hultcrantz on bass, and Bo Skoglund on drums – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
With Chris Potter on tenor and soprano sax, Christian McBride on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums! CD
(Out of print, small piece of clear tape covering a slight tear on the booklet.)
Frank Rosolino & Conte Candoli —
Just Friends ... LP MPS (Germany), 1975. Near Mint- ...
This album's a "partner" to the duo's other MPS album, Conversation, which (like this one) was also recorded during a one-week engagement at the Domicile nightclub in Munich. The group features great rhythm work from bassist Isla Eckinger, pianist Rob Pronk, and drummer Todd Canedy. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has an unglued bottom seam.)
An incredible debut from vibist Joel Ross – an artist who's already given us great moments on records with Makaya McCraven, Marquis Hill, and others – but who's completely his own man here right from the start! Ross instantly emerges as a major creative force – leading the combo, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
British reedman Ronnie Ross really shines brightly on this set – a well-crafted batch of tunes that takes a great lead from his strong work on baritone sax! The sound is somewhat tightly arranged – a bit in a US west coast mode from the time – but the groove's also a bit looser ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has some waviness and staining due to moisture along the bottom.)
Ross De Luxe Syncopators include Robert Cookie Mason, Melvin Herbert, Eddie Cooper, Edmond Hall, Robert Cloud, Earl Evans, Alonzo Ross, Casper Towie, Richard Fullbright, Frank Houston, and Margaret Miller. Savoy Bearcats include Gilbert Paris, Demas Dean, James Reevy, Carmello Jejo, Otto Mikell, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The great one blows in a sweet 50s modern harbop mode – in a group that also has Red Rodney on trumpet, Albert Dailey on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Kenny Washington on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
An important early album from the Rova Quartet – one that earns the diplomacy in its title in two different ways – first because it features recordings from a tour that the group made to Soviet bloc nations during the cold war years – and second because it was one of their first ... read moreCD
Jimmie Rowles —
Grandpaws ... CD Choice/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ...
Forgive the silly pun in the title – and just dive in and dig this excellent 70s album from pianist Jimmie Rowles – a set that's maybe his hippest of the decade, thanks in part to work from Buster Williams on bass and Billy Hart on drums! With Buster and Billy in the mix, the set's ... read moreCD
Forgive the silly pun in the title – and just dive in and dig this excellent 70s album from pianist Jimmie Rowles – a set that's maybe his hippest of the decade, thanks in part to work from Buster Williams on bass and Billy Hart on drums! With Buster and Billy in the mix, the set's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great work from Jimmy Rowles – a pianist that really hit new levels of creative activity in the 70s, and who maybe sounds different here than on most of his other recordings from the time! Jimmy still has some of that world-weary, old man sort of quality – especially when he sings ... read moreCD
One of the best albums in years from jazz singer Vanessa Rubin – a very hip set dedicated to the music of Tadd Dameron, which makes for a collection of tunes that go way past the usual! Plus, in addition to a great set of songs, the album also features direction from Cecil Bridgewater – ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreCD
Two fantastic albums from one of the greatest arrangers of the 50s! Pete Rugolo first came into prominence with Stan Kenton's group of the late 40s/early 50s – and he had a penchant for creating arrangements that dipped heavily into modernism, but never forgot to swing. He went on to do ... read moreCD
Tremendous work from Howard Rumsey's early Lighthouse group – and a great example of why they were such a great act at the time! The "solo spotlight" in the title is extremely apt here – as each of the album's tracks features a standout performance by group members who emerge ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Todd Rundgren/Emil Nikolaisen/Hans Peter Lindstrom —
Runddans ... LP Smalltown Supersound (Norway), 2015. Near Mint- 2LP ...
A recent, more experimental album from Todd Rundgren – still with vocals, but also with lots of samples and electronics too! (Rock, Jazz)LP, Vinyl record album
Mario Rusca —
Joyette ... LP Dire (Italy), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ...
Solo piano work from Mario Rusca – a nicely intimate side of this dynamic Italian pianist, who brings in some warm tones that are especially wonderful! Titles include "I Love You", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Up Jumped Spring", and the Rusca originals "Well ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, but is nice overall.)
Mario Rusca —
Reaction ... CD Dynia World/Sonorama (Germany), 1974. Used ...
One of the greatest records we've ever heard from pianist Mario Rusca – a really open, fluid sort of set – and one that features electric bass in the trio, which really gives things a different sort of vibe! Mario plays acoustic piano throughout, but the use of electric bass (played by ... read moreCD
Patrice Rushen —
Posh ... CD Elektra/Strut (UK), 1980. New Copy ...
Nothing posh about this one – as the album's an all-out, all-access affair – a great way for anyone to get into the grooves of the mighty Patrice Rushen! Patrice is at the height of her powers here – equally magic on keyboards and vocals, and coming up with groove after groove in ... (Soul, Jazz)read moreCD
Nothing posh about this one – as the album's an all-out, all-access affair – a great way for anyone to get into the grooves of the mighty Patrice Rushen! Patrice is at the height of her powers here – equally magic on keyboards and vocals, and coming up with groove after groove in ... (Soul, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Patrice Rushen —
Prelusion ... LP Prestige, 1974. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
A great set from Patrice Rushen – very different than her later R&B work from the 80s! The record's her first, and at the time, Patrice was much more of a jazz artist – working here with a cool west coast set of players (Joe Henderson on tenor, Hadley Caliman on alto and soprano, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark bit of indie funk from the 70s – one of the few records cut by Detroit keyboardist Eddie Russ, and easily the best! The album features Russ going to town on electric piano – working with a hip combo called The Mixed Bag, which features some wicked work on flute and soprano ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(First 1000 copies pressed on limited edition colored vinyl. Includes download.)
An nice lost session by modernist George Russell – recorded in New York in 1960, with one of his more obscure groups of the time. The set was originally recorded for the Decca label, as one of Russell's few LPs for the imprint – and like the others, it's got a fresh, unacademic tone ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Digipack case has some edgewear, a sticker on the cover & a small punch through the rear.)
A late 60s issue of material from some of Russell's earlier albums on Riverside – great sides from the early 60s featuring Russell at the head of a group of some of the better young modernists of the age, like Ellis, Dolphy, Pete La Roca, and Steve Swallow. The record features Russell-conceiv ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some notes in pen on back.)
Hal Russell NRG Ensemble —
Conserving NRG ... LP Principally Jazz Production, 1984. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Heartfelt yet exciting work from Chicago trumpeter Markus Rutz – heavy on originals, but with some distinctive takes on classics by Wayne Shorter, Charlie Parker and another couple of covers – showing love and appreciation for his influences in music and life in general with a wonderful ... read moreCD
Terje Rypdal —
Works ... CD ECM (Germany), 1975. Used ...
(Out of print, please note that there is a small tear from an old sticker on the booklet cover.)
A record with a really timeless feel – a jazz set from the early 80s scene in Oakland, and one that opens up in so many wonderful flavors! A few cuts have a soul style – with female vocals in the lead, amidst warmer, jazzier backings – and other tracks have an instrumental ... read moreCD
A rare early European jazz moment – and a very cool combo! The group is led by the mighty Fats Sadi on vibes – later of Clarke/Boland fame – and the group features Maurice Vander on piano, Roger Guerin on trumpet, and Bobby Jaspar on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful work from a real up-and-comer – a bright young jazz artist who seems to get better and better with each new record! Philippe Saisse takes his "acoustic" tag here with a grain of salt – as the French keyboardist also plays Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer organ, and vibes on ... read moreCD
A tremendous live set from pianist Teru Sakamoto – a session that soars with all of the life, soul, and imagination of McCoy Tyner at his 70s best! The record's got a feel that's quite open – long tracks, with plenty of solo space for Sakamoto on the piano – but the sound is ... read moreCD
One of AK Salim's far-reaching "jazz suites" from the late 50s. This one focuses on the bluer side of jazz, and features some excellent soloists – like Seldon Powell on flute and tenor, Sahib Shihab on baritone sax, Nat Adderley on cornet, and Phil Woods on alto – all playing ... read moreCD
Wicked jazzy bossa from 60s Brazil – a crackling early classic from pianist Dom Salvador! The group here is super-tight – a tremendous triangle of piano, bass, and drums – all grooving at equal pace, with a great deal of energy – and given a heck of a lot of soul from Dom's ... (Brazil, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreCD
A surprising turn towards the past for these two fusion heavyweights – a set that has both Joe Sample and David T Walker reprising a host of older R&B classics! The album was handled by the Crusaders' production team, and it's still got a few elements of that side of the spectrum – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An obscure set that features Bill Samuels on both vocals and piano – working in a trio with guitar and bass, no drums – on titles that include "Blues (part 1 & 2)", "For You", "Caravan", "Call Me Darling", and "San Francisco". (Vocalists, Jazz)LP, Vinyl record album
A big overview collection of work from the key years of reedman David Sanborn – a player who certainly knew how to hit the heights with the sales of his records, but also had a surprisingly strong, rich career over the years! If you only think of Sanborn as a smooth jazz pioneer, then you'll ... read moreCD
With Marcus Miller, Michael Colina, Hiram Bullock, Steve Gadd, and Ralh MacDonald. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)
David Sanchez —
Carib ... LP Melaza/Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
David Sanchez kicks off the album's liner notes with a great discussion on the African diaspora and its influence on music – one that's always been strongly felt in David's recordings, but which seems to come through even more strongly here! The record's definitely jazz, but borrows lots of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Poncho Sanchez is a genius – one of the leading lights of the west coast Latin scene at the end of the 70s, and a musician who's never failed to give us his best over the decades – so much so, that he may well be one of the few (along with Eddie Palmieri) who've continued to keep the ... read moreCD
A wonderful reunion of Pharoah Sanders and vocalist Leon Thomas – and a set that captures a lot of the same energy as the pair's previous record – Karma! Thomas' vocals are in wonderful form for the set – stretching out soulfully on the extended classic "Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah-H ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has initials in marker, a sticker spot, light wear, and a small split on the bottom seam.)
Beautiful late 80s work from Pharoah – a wonderfully uncomplicated session that still has a great degree of soul! The album was recorded in Paris, with a quintet that includes William Henderson on acoustic piano, Stafford James on bass, Eddie Moore on drums, and Cheikh Tidiane Fale on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Laidback, soulful work from Pharoah Sanders – a record that showcases a very different side of his talents than you might know from his classic albums on Impulse Records – but a side that's an equally great revelation overall! The album features mostly older jazz standards, blown by ... read moreCD
Incredible soul jazz from the great Pharoah Sanders – two great numbers from his post-Impulse Records years! "You've Got To Have Freedom" is maybe one of the greatest cuts that Sanders ever did during this time – a long-spun, really anthemic number that has this fast modal ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
A seminal moment in the career of Mongo Santamaria – and probably the first record to show that he was destined for greatness! As you might guess from the title, the set features Mongo's key recording of Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man" – served up here in a sharp-edged ... (Latin, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Battle pressing. Cover has some edge wear and aging.)
Pretty hip stuff, with a definite Coltrane influence – and Larry Young in the group on organ, along with Billy Cobham on drums and Armando Peraza on congas. Titles include "Naima", "A Love Supreme", "Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord", "Meditation", ... (Rock, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear.)
Hiroshi Sato —
Orient ... LP Kitty/We Want Sounds (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)...
Funky fusion from late 70s Japan – a set that's got a bit of vocals in the lead on some tracks, but which really opens up with some sweet keyboard-heavy instrumentation! There's almost a sharper, more soul-based groove here than on other Japanese sessions of the time – and the presence ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Masahiko Satoh —
Kayobi No Onna ... LP Toho/Mistuko & Svetlana (Switzerland), 1970. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
A sublime mix of jazz and soundtrack styles from the genius Japanese arranger Masahiko Satoh – an artist who had already done a number of really cool projects in the 60s, but who really knocks it out of the park with this material from 1970! The tunes mix together core jazz instrumentation ... (Soundtracks, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best-remembered records by this classic ensemble – thanks to a sweet vocal take on "Nina Never Knew", the playful sound of "Doodletown Fifers", and other cuts that include "Eddie & The Witch Doctor", "Azure-Te", "Stop Sit Down Relax ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Silver & red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear & splitting.)
Sweet bossa grooves from the Japanese easy scene – a great reissue that brings together a rare 1968 album by guitarist Shungo Sawada and singer Kayo Ishu, as well as some later work from the 70s! The tunes all have a pretty cool approach – mixing jazzy bossa rhythms with light easy ... read moreCD
Soaring sounds from SBB – an all-instrumental session for Polish Radio, and one that really shows off the more fusion-heavy side of their music! All tracks are nice and long – and there's more of a power trio formation in the group – really freewheeling guitar lines that are ... (Rock, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most compelling mixes of steel pans and jazz we've ever heard – played by a group led by percussionist Jonathan Scales, and featuring a number of other differently-tuned steel drums in the mix! The instrumentation just features bass and drums alongside all the pans – which ... read moreCD
The Marquis De Sade never sounded so sweet! For some strange reason, Schifrin decided to pay a musical hommage to De Sade with this one – but fortunately, he's not punishing himself with the subject matter at all, and is sticking to his jazzy bossa guns. The arrangements have a tight Verve ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great return to form for Lalo Schifrin – and a straight album of jazz tunes, recorded after years of late 70s disco work! The album almost returns Schifrin to his 60s years with Dizzy Gillespie (except for the fact that there's no trumpet on the set) – and the tunes have a great mix ... read moreCD
The great Lalo Schifrin plays piano and leads a crack group of studio players through some larger orchestral material with a nice jazzy feel! The overall approach is similar to Lalo's classic 60s soundtrack work – with nice solos arching out over sweeping strings and orchestral passages, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful album from Lalo Schfrin! This one mixes together bossa piano and sweeping string arrangements – in a style that's incredibly dark-edged and driving, with a sound that's at once spooky and lovely – a dancing groove that makes the best tracks really sparkle! The album's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An overlooked soul jazz treasure from tenorist David Schnitter – recorded with lots of warm tones, and buoyant kind of a Strata East sensibility! Schnitter stretches out in long, well-crafted solos – sounding a bit like Ricky Ford or Clifford Jordan at the time – situated well in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
With Jack Stuckey on alto & soprano saxes & clarinet, Chuck Wilson on alto Saxophone, flute & clarinet, Danny Bank on barritone sax & bass clarinet, Phil Flanigan on bass, Mel Lewis on drums, Chris Flory on guitar, Dick Katz on piano, Doug Lawrence on tenor saxophone, Ken Peplowski ... read moreCD
A fantastic slice of dialogue between the important millennial Chicago and Swedish avant garde scenes! The School Days quartet is further augmented by another member this go 'round, Kjell Nordeson on vibes, as they continue to explore themes inspired by and written by modernists of a different ... read moreCD
Matthias Schriefl mit Schreefpunk plus Bigband —
Europa ... CD Resonando (Germany), 2017. Used ...
Guitarist John Scofield works here in a wonderful setting – a loose trio with bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Adam Nussbaum – both of whom provide just the right sort of open, spacious sound to work with Scofield's tone! John's got that very chromatic way of playing at this point in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Warmly chromatic work from guitarist John Scofield – full of tones and textures that shift and shimmer about a soulful center – always as chromatic as you might guess from the album's cover and title! There's certain 80s elements in the instrumentation – especially the use of ... read moreCD
The young John Scofield is a player with an amazing command of chromes – this way of putting forth all these new changes in jazz, and really transforming the role of the guitar in the music with important 70s records like this! Scofield's part of a generation who maybe came to jazz while ... read moreCD
In one of the more surprising turns of the 90s, guitarist John Scofield has emerged as one of the better funky players of his generation. Scofield never set out to blow anyone's mind as a funkster – but recent underground live sets with groups like Medeski Martin & Wood and Soulive have ... read moreCD
With Kenny Garrett on alto sax, Brad Mehldau on piano, Christian McBride on bass & Billy Higgins on drums. CD
(Out of print.)
John Scofield/Steve Swallow/Bill Stewart —
Swallow Tales ... LP ECM (Germany), 2020. New Copy ...
An especially beautiful album from guitarist John Scofield – and one whose key strength lies in its title! The "Swallow Tales" here are all original songs by bassist Steve Swallow – many from years back, when Steve was a key member of the group of Gary Burton – but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title here is very apt – as Italian tenorist Enzo Scoppa is reunited with his very old friend, trumpeter Cici Santucci – his frequent partner on classic jazz and sound library dates under the Santucci-Scoppa name – plus a quartet of younger musicians who really help them find ... read moreCD
Really wonderful work from pianist Bobby Scott – a perfect showcase not just for his young talents as a composer and arranger, but also for a host of key solo performers as well! This full album brings together two previous 10" LP sessions – both of them brilliant, and graced by ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – red label with deep groove. Cover has split seams and surface wear – mostly on the back.)
One of the few albums as a leader by saxophonist Clifford Scott – best known for his tenor work on Bill Doggett's classic small combo records for King, but stepping out here in a completely different mode! The album has Scott working with a cool west coast group – Charles Kynard on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)
Dave Scott —
Ambiguity ... CD Steeplechase (Denmark), 2020. New Copy ...
Trumpeter Dave Scott has a sense of urgency here that we may never have heard before – a real edge in his horn, with a quality that comes through right from the very first note – and which continues to grow and shift in a set of all original compositions that definitely has us listening ... read moreCD
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 moreCD
(Out of print. Booklet cover has embossed stamp from previous owner, dics label has some marker.)
One of the grooviest albums ever from organist Rhoda Scott – a hip, double-length set recorded at the Club Saint Germain in Paris – often with a good deal of funk in the mix! Rhoda's working here in a slightly expanded version of her usual format – her own Hammond organ in the ... read moreCD
Two hip records from organist Shirley Scott – back to back on a single CD! First up is Hip Soul – early Shirley Scott at her best – working with husband Stanley Turrentine to craft a great set of soul jazz tracks! The mood is laidback and easygoing, and honestly, it's Turrentine' ... read moreCD