One of the more unusual albums from trumpeter Jack Walrath – a mid 80s date with a hip French group, with a lineup that includes alto, two tenors, piano, guitar, bass, and drums! LP, Vinyl record album
We're not sure who the Junnu is here – but the legendary reedman Juhani Aaltonen is definitely the follower, supported here with work by three younger musicians who might qualify as his musical sons! Aaltonen is amazing – every bit as compelling as on his famous Finnish sides of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
John Abercrombie —
Arcade ... LP ECM, 1978. Very Good+ ...
A record full of rich tones and cascadingly lyrical lines – and a set that features the wonderful pairing of John Abercrombie's guitar and the piano of Richie Beirach! Beirach seems to ground Abercrombie even more than usual – still letting John have those atmospheric qualities in his ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice solo outing, with Abercrombie playing acoustic & electric guitars and electric mandolin. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a stained corner and light wear.)
John Abercrombie —
Night ... LP ECM, 1984. Near Mint- ...
The airy tones of guitarist John Abercrombie find a bit of a different setting here – a slight change from some of his earlier ECM albums, but still with a relatively open vibe overall! Jan Hammer's in the group on keyboards, but sounds thankfully very different than his Miami Vice fame ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a promo stamp and hype sticker.)
A limited vinyl collection of work from the legendary Chicago pianist Muhal Richard Abrams – one of the founding members of the AACM, a hell of an improviser, and a musician who's also featured here with a focus on both his larger compositional vision, and some of his rare electronic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A group who really live up to their name, and work here in a very spacious, well-recorded mode – long, open tracks that feature lots of strong tenor work from Paul Plummer, alongside bass from Lou Lausche and drums from Ron Enyard! LP, Vinyl record album
A tremendous moment for the great George Adams as a leader – a record that won the reedman widespread attention after some key work in the bigger groups of Gil Evans and Charles Mingus! Adams is a searing, soulful player right from the start – stepping out strongly on tenor at the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A slightly confused album, but not without some nice moments! The set is one of a few that Adams recorded for the Horo label in Italy – and it features a quintet with Don Pullen on piano and keyboards, David Friesen on bass, Dannie Richmond on drums, and Afonso Vieira on percussion. The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some unglueing at the bottom seam, in great shape otherwise with minimal aging.)
George Adams & Don Pullen —
More Funk ... LP Palcoscenico (Italy), 1979. Near Mint- ...
Nice long tracks – including "So Nice", "Devil Blues", and "Metamorphosis For Charles Mingus" – played by a quartet that features Adams on tenor and flute, Pullen on piano, Cameron Brown on bass, and Danny Richmond on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
A trashy cover, but a great little record – one that's filled with wonderfully sensitive sounds from the team of George Adams and Don Pullen – working here in some really relaxed, soulful territory! The album's got a laidback feel that's a nice change from some of the more cerebral ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner. Vinyl plays with a short click due to a pressing flaw on side 1, track 2.)
Solidly soaring work from tenorist George Adams – recording live here with pianist Don Pullen, one of his best musical partners during the 80s! The album's got a bit more of a bite than some of the pair's studio sessions – a bit straighter overall, but recorded with a nice degree of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really great setting for Pepper Adams – a rare European live date that has his baritone sax matched with the mighty talents of the George Arvanitas trio! Arvanitas' piano is always great, but we especially love the rhythm work here by bassist Jacky Samson and drummer Charles Saudrais ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pretty darn hip stuff – and with some great soloing by Cannonball! The record features Adderley's alto fronting a large group conducted by Ernie Wilkins, and featuring a host of hip players like Melba Liston, Oliver Nelson, Jerome Richardson, Ray Barretto, Sam Jones, and Wynton Kelly. The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer productions pressing with deep groove and microphone logo. Cover has light wear.)
Cannonball Adderley recorded this nice little groover in 1962, when American musicans were just getting on the bossa tip, and still keeping things pretty authentic. The record was cut in New York with Sergio Mendes' early Bossa Rio group – the legendary Brazilian jazz ensemble that featured ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has split seams with old maskin tape along all seams.)
Cannonball Adderley with David Axelrod production – a combination that couldn't miss back in the 60s! In keeping with the success of the Mercy Mercy Mercy album done with Axelrod, Capitol did everything they could to catch Cannonball in a live setting – a great move, given the open, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great lost chapter in the Cannonball/David Axelrod story! The record features Cannon's classic quintet performing some longer, more serious works with orchestral backing – and the sound is vaguely similar to some of Axelrod's "high concept" work for Capitol. The record features ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark album – even if it was the only session that Cannonball Adderley ever cut for Blue Note! The album was recorded at a time when Adderley was working with Miles Davis – and as such, the session features a group that includes Miles, blowing in a cool tone that's a perfect ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese EMI pressing, with insert! Back cover has some very light aging, but this is a nice copy overall.)
Nat Adderley —
Hummin' ... LP Little David, 1976. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
A really brilliant little record from Nat Adderley – one that shows him shaking off the groove gotten from brother Cannonball, and finding some great space all on his own! The setting here is tight and funky – at a level that's a bit more arranged than a small combo soul jazz session, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and an index label with clear tape on the spine.)
Nice hard swingin' quintet session, with a good late 60's groove. Nat Adderley borrows brother Cannonball's pianist Joe Zawinul, and Joe Henderson sits in on tenor. The set was recorded live, with the same sort of relaxed funky groove as the Cannonball live sets from the time. Cuts include " ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red & purple label pressing. Cover has light wear, bumped corner, and a small cutout hole.)
A real smoker from a young Nat Adderley – a session that has the leader on cornet, working in a tight hardbop combo with Jerome Richardson on tenor and flute, Hank Jones on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums! The tracks are all nicely sharp-edge – that soulful ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, light wear and aging, and promo sticker.)
Excellent work from this totally sweet west coast Latin combo – a wonderful group who mixed Latin percussion with piano and vibes – in a manner that's similar to some of Cal Tjader's best Verve work of the 60s! Some tracks also make nice use of flute or alto sax – creating a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, a split top seam held with clear tape, an index label on the spine, with a light stain and a torn and missing portion from the top of the back panel.)
An essential session from the Threadgill/Hopkins/McCall trio from Chicago. The album features long compositions in the group's best tradition – and a good mix of out playing with more spiritual concepts, in a strong AACM tradition. Titles include "Chicago Breakdown", "The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of their early classics, and still one of the greatest groups with roots in the Chicago AACM scene. Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, and Steve McCall play modern experimental versions of compositions by Jelly Roll Morton and Scot Joplin – plus Threadgill's own "Paille Street". LP, Vinyl record album
A seminal 70s set from the legendary Air trio – and one of their only non-American dates from the early years! The album was originally a Japanese-only album, but it's easily one of the group's greatest of the decade – a sublime set that really has them working strongly in their AACM ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The legendary AACM trio makes a memorable appearance at the 1978 Montreux jazz fest, captured live here by Novus. The trio of Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, and Steve McCall are at their best here – and the set features 3 great original compositins ("Suisse Air", "Let's All ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, a promo sticker, and a couple of small peeled spots on back along the spine.)
Classic AACM material from Chicago, strangely issued on Arista, but produced by Michael Cuscuna with all the care of a small-label session. The classic lineup of Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, and Steve McCall is firmly in place – and they band interacts with a sense of humor and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautifully spiritual set of duets between bassist Teemu Akerblom and saxophonist Mike Zenger – playing together here without any other instrumentation at all! Akerblom sets things up in a modal mode on most numbers – but mellower, without any piano or drums – and Zenger then ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic small group set – recorded in the US, with Lew Tabackin on tenor and flute, Bob Daugherty on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums! All tracks are long – and titles include the Toshiko originals "The Village" and "State Of Being" – plus "The Sea In ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An obscure album from the big band of Toshiko Akiyoshi and Lew Tabackin – all original tracks written by Toshiko, performed by the band with a mix of modern, lyrical, and swinging styles. Features some great work by Bobby Shew and Gary Foster – and titles include "Elusive ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Older standards, souped up nicely by Manny Albam – played by a group with Bob Brookmeyer and Eddie Bert on trombones, Ernie Royal and Joe Newman on trumpets, Barry Galbraith on guitar, and Ted Sommer on bongos! LP, Vinyl record album
One of the many releases in the surprisingly successful semi-genre of "jazz meets West Side Story" albums that came out in the late 50s and early 60s. Albam actually does a pretty great job of opening up the jazzy changes in Bernstein's score, and it helps that he's got great ensemble ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Manny Albam plays the music of Steve Allen – with a group that includes solos from Gene Quill on alto, Al Cohn on tenor, Bob Brookmeyer on trombone and either Nick Travis or Ernie Royal on trumpets! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a sticker remnant.)
Hard-swinging big band material – with a heavy emphasis on drums! The album is a suite of six tracks – all written by either Manny Albam or Ernie Wilkins, both of whom arrange the groups on the set – really letting them open up nicely on the album's longish tracks. Manny and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light surface wear and a small sticker spot on back.)
Alexander plays in a big band setting arranged by Frank Mantooth, with Bill Sears, Bob Sheppard, Mark Henderson, Larry Panella, and Scott Robinson on saxophones; Jim Linahon, John Thomas, John Harbaugh, and Tom Grause on trumpets; Bill Yeager, Luis Bonilla, Jeff Tower, and Lee Gause on trombones, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Reedman Harold Alexander cut very few albums as a leader – and this is one of the best! You're likely to hear Alexander's work in the background on other sessions, but at the time of this record he was also a visionary leader – perfect for the open, freewheeling vibe allowed by the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some staining on the bottom.)
A stone classic from pianist Monty Alexander – a live date recorded for MPS in the mid 70s, and a set with even more fire than his studio sides for the label! The sound here is quite freewheeling at times – not funky, but in a very romping, gutbuckety mode that marks Alexander as a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kalaparusha joins Roland Alexander's quartet with Malachi Thompson and John Betsch, and lesser known players Rafik Raheem on piano and Hakim Jami on bass, for this live set recorded in New York in 1978. The tracks are long, with a soulful avant sound to them. Four tracks: "Body & ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An obscure 80s session from the great Lorez Alexandria – and a record that beautifully shows how alive her style was in these later years! The album was recorded with full group backings from the band of saxophonist Gordon Brisker – in a style that's slightly fuller than some of her ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Avant jazz meets The Blues, as Rashied Ali and combo back up singer Royal Blue on this set of tracks released on Ali's own label. Blue's style isn't as heavy-handed as you'd expect, and at times, it shares a bit with 70's singers like Joe Lee Wilson. The band includes Marvin Blackman, Charles ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic rare performance from drummer Rashied Ali – a musician who's best known for his work with John Coltrane during his later years, but who steps out here beautifully as a leader on his own! Ali's tremendous here – effortlessly non-stop on the drums – a player who seems ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful vocal set – with jazzy backings by Bill Holman! Titles include "Impossible", "Hooray For Love", "Shake Down The Stars", "I've Got The Sun In The Morning", and "They All Laughed". (Vocalists, Jazz)LP, Vinyl record album
The cover says "roots of rock n roll" – but the set features some killer tenor work from Savoy Records – late 40s sides by Paul Williams, Hal Singer, and Big Jay McNeely – a 1954 date by Lee Allen – and obscure 1961 recordings by the great Sam Taylor! LP, Vinyl record album
Arrangements by Bob Enevoldsen, with Donn Trenner conducting with featured soloist Murray McEachern. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy wear on the bottom seam and an index label on the spine.)
Tony Allen —
Source ... LP Blue Note (France), 2017. New Copy 2LP ...
One of the coolest records in years from the legendary Tony Allen – and that's saying a lot, given that his legacy includes famous work as a drummer with Fela Kuti, and a much more recent run of very experimental recordings! This set has Tony soaring out on Blue Note – and working with ... (Global Grooves, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early, rootsy Mose Allison sides, mostly instrumental, bluesy piano trio numbers, but Mose busts out with some vocals on an early version of his signature tune "Parchman Farm" and "Lost Mind", and a spot of trumpet on "Trouble In Mind" . He's joined by Addison ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label 50th Street NYC pressing with deep groove and RVG stamp. Labels have side notations written in pen. Cover has a half split top seam, some aging, and some pen and marker on back.)
Great 60s work from Mose Allison – a key record cut at that time when his influence was being felt strongly on the other side of the Atlantic – by younger London singers like Georgie Fame and Zoot Money! Mose is almost answering back with this great little record – hitting things ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Justo Almario —
Interlude ... LP Uno Melodic/Expansion (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)...
The greatest album ever from reedman Justo Almario – and one of the most obscure sets to ever come out on the Uno Melodic label of Roy Ayers! Roy Ayers produced the whole thing, and handled arrangements with Justo – and the whole thing feels a lot like a jazzy instrumental take on Roy's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent album of funky jazz – arranged and conducted by British organ and sax player Johnny Arnold – but also featuring some incredible work from an assortment of west coast soul jazz players that include Charles Kynard, Curtis Amy, Hadley Caliman, and Vi Redd! As the title kind ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a small center split in the spine.)
Two top trumpet talents – coming together beautifully on this groovy late 70s set! Both Herb Alpert and Hugh Masekela had a big rise to fame in the 60s – Herb, for his Tijuana Brass albums on A&M – and Hugh, for the way that he brought South African jazz currents to the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Masterful live set by Herb Alpert and Hugh Masekela – recorded at The Roxy in LA in 1978! Both their studio record from the same year and this massive live recording work incredibly well – as they're both geniuses and blending distinctive global influences – but they really cook ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Maarten Altena Octet —
Tel ... LP Claxon (Netherlands), 1983. Very Good ...
Maarten Altena plays bass and cello, with Lindsay Cooper on bassoon and soprano sax, Maartje ten Hoorn on violin, Guus Janssen on piano, Maud Sauer on oboe and alto oboe, Paul Termos on alto sax, Kenny Wheeler on trumpet, and Wolter Wierbos on trombone. LP, Vinyl record album
Laurie Altman plays piano with his quintet including Mack Goldsbury on tenor and soprano sax, George Naha on guitar, Tom Marvel on bass, and Bill DiMartino on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
Barry Altschul —
For Stu ... LP Soul Note (Italy), 1979. Near Mint- ...
An album dedicated to the late drummer Stu Martin – and a set that features some very dynamic drum work from longtime friend Barry Altschul! The album has Altschul really hitting some new notes in his music – stepping off with a bit more dynamic energy than some of his other 70s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really beautiful record from the Ambiance ensemble – a group led by reedman Daoud Abubakar Balewa – a musician with the same underground prominence as Plunky Nakabinde and Idris Ackamoor during the same generation! Like both of those artists, Daoud has a way of moving effortlessly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Conducted by John Lewis and including John Eckert, Virgil Jones, Bob Millikan, Marvin Stamm on trumpets, Eddie Bert, Jimmy Knepper, and Benny Powell on trombones, Norris Turnery on alto, soprano, and clarinet, John Purcell on alto and clarinet, Bill Easley on tenor and clarinet, Loren Schoenberg on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic Jug, playing in a laidback open-ended blowing session, with other strong Prestige players – like Coltrane, Jerome Richardson, Paul Quinichette, Art Taylor, and Mal Waldron, who always seems to be the driving force between most Prestige sides like this. The album has only 4 tracks, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has light wear and a small sticker in the top left corner.)
A soul jazz classic from Gene Ammons – the kind of session that easy made him "boss" on tenor – with a tone and conception that few other players could touch! The set is done in a style that's laidback, but never too loose – bouncing along in that "with conga" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Silver & black label NJ pressing with deep groove, RVG stamp, AB etch. Cover has light wear with some splitting.)
Our favorite side of Gene Ammons' talents – summed up nicely in a 2LP set! Ammons wasn't the first tenor player to work with a Hammond organ, but once the format gained popularity, Gene made a wise move to take it up – and it became a pairing that forever defined the later years of his ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker on the spine.)
Gene Ammons —
Just Jug ... LP Argo, Early 60s. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
One of those shady little sessions that Gene Ammons cut for Argo when he wasn't supposed to be recording for anyone but Prestige – and a great album that never got full circulation because of contract difficulties. The group on the album features organist Eddie Buster, who'd backed Jug or ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Weird RCA promo designed to break the amazing talents of David Amram upon the unsuspecting world. Hard to imagine that any radio stations would actually program this "special", but the record does include some of Amram's nicer stuff for RCA, with a mix of funky tracks, and others with a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(One-sided promo. Cover has ring & edge wear and a promo imprint on back.)
One of the best Curtis Amy records for Pacific Jazz – and an album that really has him stretching out, hitting some of the more openly soulful modes that would develop further in the 60s! The set's a partnership with drummer Frank Butler, who himself is a pretty hip cat – and together, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black & silver label pressing with wide deep groove. Vinyl has a mark that clicks at the beginning of "Gone Into It". Cover has several pieces of masking tape on the seams and spine, overall wear and aging, and some pen and marker on back.)
An obscure trio side from under-recorded Chicago pianist Chris Anderson – who plays here with Bill Lee and either Walter Perkins or Philly Joe Jones on drums, in a trio that made the core of the rhythm section on Frank Strozier's excellent Jazzland date, Long Night. The group is in fine form ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with deep groove.)
Ray Anderson/Mark Helias/Gerr Hemingway —
You Be ... LP Minor Music (Germany), 1986. Near Mint- ...
Features Ray Anderson on trombone, Gerry Hemingway on drums and percussion, and Mark Helias on bass! LP, Vinyl record album
A stunning set of modal soul jazz from the LA underground of the 60s – the only album we've ever seen by pianist J Reginald Andrews – and an earthy set that's filled with great tracks! The overall approach is piano and percussion plus horn bits – with Andrews on the keys, playing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)
Angelilo & Hamel —
Complicite ... LP Return To Analog (Canada), 1977. New Copy (reissue)...
A jazz record, but one with so much going on it's impossible to pin down – strands of influences from Latin, Brazilian, and other modes – mixed with occasional vocal contributions too! The vibe is a bit like some of those really creative criss-crossings on the French scene of the 70s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groundbreaking improvisations from the duo of Paul and Limpe Fuchs – working here at the Days Of Free Music Festival in 1977, on a host of unusual instruments of their own creation! About the only thing familiar here is the set of drums played at times by Limpe – alongside all sorts of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lotte Anker/Mette Petersen Quartet —
Beyond The Mist ... LP Stunt (Denmark), 1989. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Features Lotte Anker on soprano sax, Mette Petersen on piano, Jesper Lundgaard on bass, and Jesper Elen on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
Anteloper (Jaimie Branch & Jason Nazary) —
Tour Beats Vol 1 ... LP International Anthem, 2020. New Copy ...
Mindblowing sounds from Anteloper – a great side project from trumpeter Jaimie Branch, and one that lets her open up with lots of the more electronic sides of her spirit! The set's a collaboration with Jason Nazary – who adds in acoustic drums plus a host of electronics and effects ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A later record by drummer Charly Antolini, and still a very tasty bit of MPS jazz – with a mix of styles that recalls his classic albums for the label, and a list of players that includes Dieter Reith on keyboards, Heinz Von Hermann on saxes, and Lee Harper on trumpet! There's a great Latin-y ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the more obscure titles in this excellent series of Italian jazz – with work from Angelo Arienti on guitar, plus Larry Nocella on tenor, Riccardo Zegna on piano, Lucio Terzano on bass, and Paolo Pellegatti on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
Mid 50s, and Louis is going back to his roots – playing a set of compositions by WC Handy – working with a small combo that includes Barrett Deems on drums, Arvell Shaw on bass, Trummy Young on trombone, and Barney Bigard on clarinet. Vocals are by Louis and Velma Middleton – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gentle-going genius from the later years of Satchmo's career – a session that has Louis on trumpet and vocals, backed by the Oscar Peterson Trio! Peterson's usual group with Herb Ellis and Ray Brown is expanded slightly for this outing – bringing in Louis Bellson on drums to syncopate ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(A beautiful pressing – part of the Acoustic Sounds series! Remastered 180 gram pressing – with tip-on sleeve.)
One of our favorite albums ever by the Art Ensemble of Chicago – a key French session that captures the group at the height of their powers! The centerpiece of the album is the extended track "Certain Blacks (Do What They Wanna)" – done in a beautiful mix of politics and free ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the headiest albums ever recorded by the Art Ensemble of Chicago – a brilliant mix of noise and silence that rivals some of the greatest genius of the 20th century avant composition! The album's lead track "Ohnedaruth" builds slowly with a variety of percussion – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some surface wear, and light aging.)
Fantastic material from the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – tracks recorded during their same crucial Paris trip of 1969 that also gave the world the better-known BYG/Actual albums – but delivered in a style that's slightly different overall! There's maybe more of the cerebral side of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Transparent blue vinyl pressing – indie store exclusive!)
A tremendous tribute to the legendary Art Ensemble Of Chicago – a group who work here with only two of their surviving members, but with help from a constellation of jazz musicians inspired by their music! The group here is large, and includes AACM members and other younger talents – a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Art Studio —
Art Studio ... LP Drums Edizioni Musicali (Italy), 1977. Near Mint- ...
With Carlo Actis Dato on tenor, Claudio Lodati on guitar, Enrico Fazio on bass, and Firoenzo Sordini on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear, a small stain at the top left corner, and very minor moisture damage on the front panel.)
A beautifully spare set of duets between violinist Sven Asmussen and guitarist Ulrik Neumann – recorded in a format that's quite unusual for the time! The record features just Sven's violin and Ulrik's guitar – no other backing at all – and the sound is extremely haunting, with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record that really carries its message in its title – a set of spiritual ruminations on the nature of existence – inspired by the writings of Sun Ra, and carried off with vocals by Dwight Trible – who joins this Italian group for the recording! Each song is inspired by a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very cool hi fi album from the 70s – done with a mixture of big band jazz, a bit funky at times, and fuller strings! There's a great dynamic range to most tunes – and titles include the extended "Audio Symphony No 2", plus "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "Tam ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of a handful of amazing albums recorded by David Axelrod towards the end of the 60s – really stunning, genre-breaking music that was years ahead of its time – and which has only finally been getting its due in more recent decades! At the time of the record, Axelrod was a house ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Fantastic reissue – new remastering, and a big booklet of notes on the music!)
One of the greatest albums ever by studio genius David Axelrod! The album's one of Axelrod's first on his own – cut for Capitol Records at a time when he was working with some of the label's biggest selling soul acts – like Cannonball Adderley and Lou Rawls – turning their ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early work by Albert Ayler – and very very striking! The setting is very spare, with only bass and drums backing Ayler up – and the way the album is mixed, Ayler's solos dominate the tracks in a way that isn't always the case with some of the more group-driven later work. His tone is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s red label pressing. Vinyl has a press flaw bump on Side 2 just at the edge of the label, well out of the way from any grooves.)
Albert Ayler —
Last Album ... LP Impulse, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Ayler's last album ever – and an incredibly strange batch of tracks that shows perfectly the kind of stylistic and emotional struggle he was going through in the final years of his life. Like the albums New Grass and Love Cry, this one shows Ayler toying with influences from other genres ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has light wear, some fading on the spine, and a cutout hole. Record is nice.)
Albert Ayler —
New Grass ... LP Impulse/Third Man, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
One of the last albums that Ayler ever recorded – and one of his most memorable! The record shows Ayler at the crossroads, filled with emotion and meaning, struggling to convey his message to a lager audience. At times, he takes a strange soul/jazz format to do so, and has tracks featuring ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the sweetest electric records to come from 70s Brazil – the fabulous first effort from the Azymuth trio, and work that's hardly been matched again! Although the group here have plenty of the warm keyboard touches of their more famous later work, they're also moving in territory that's ... (Brazil, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album