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
(Red & purple label pressing. Record and cover are nice!)
One of the most amazing, expansive albums ever recorded by Brother Jack McDuff – a session that we'd rank right up there with his classic Moon Rappin for Blue Note – and which has an equally stretched out feel! Although some of Jack's other albums for Cadet in the 70s have a bit more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Nice original pressing! Cover has some wear and splitting.)
A killer diller of a live set from Brother Jack McDuff – a cut that burns with energy that almost beats his studio 60s classics for Prestige! The group is one of Jack's best ever – a lineup that includes the twin tenors of Red Holloway and Harold Vick, plus incredibly sharp guitar from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic early set from Jack McDuff – and a record that's very much in his own hands, despite the presence of Gene Ammons as a co-leader! The group's more of a McDuff one than an Ammons ensemble – and features the great Joe Dukes on drums, Eddie Diehl on guitar, and Harold Vick on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some splitting on the top seam and some aging on the back.)
Double-length work from Jimmy McGriff – 2 albums in 1 from the Groove Merchant label! The first half of the set features the album Fly Dude – some great down-home work from Jimmy McGriff, and a session that's a bit less funk-based than some of his others for the Groove Merchant label, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jason McGuiness handles the keyboards, but he's also got some great help on the session too – a strong lineup of guests that includes Kamasi Washington on tenor, Phil Ranelin on trombone, and Keyon Harrold on trumpet! Drums are by Te'Amir Sweeney, who's got this crackling touch that brings a ... (Deep Funk, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A quirky little session from Ken McIntyre – one of his few great records after his re-emergence in the mid 70s. The album features McIntyre's Vibrations group – a sextet with trumpeter Terumasa Hino firmly in the lead, and featuring work by Andy Vega on conga, Andrei Strobert on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dave's 1955 debut for ABC Records – a date that features McKenna playing 13 shorter tunes – all handled in solo mode with a wonderfully sensitive touch – one that's never too sleepy, but which has a personal, up-close style that's really great. Dave nicely avoids cliches of other ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear and pen with some tape along the top seam.)
Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II is a powerhouse here on drums – working his way over the kit with a massive sense of force, even when things are mellow – clearly employing a wide variety of elements to keep his sound open and fresh! There's only one number here that features solo ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most righteous albums ever issued by the always-righteous Tribe Records label of Detroit – a really collective effort, one that features ensemble vocals and spiritual jazz – all pulled together by pianist Harold McKinney! The album showcases a group named Voices Of The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hal McKusick is one of the most frequently overlooked reed players of the 50's – and until this great reissue of his rare Decca recordings came out a few years ago, his work was mostly only known to collectors of rare stuff who had the money to check him out. Fortunately, this lower-priced ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful later work from guitarist John McLaughlin – a record that moves heavily into a Brazilian-inspired vibe – not necessarily in the actual style of the music, but more in the sunny spirit that embraces the whole session! The album was recorded in Paris with airy backing that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Most likely our favorite album by John McLaughlin – and one that features him in a wonderfully spare setting – alongside John Surman on saxes, Brian Odges on bass, and Tony Oxley on drums. The playing has a free and loose quality that McLaughlin would later lose on some his more fusion- ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two sides of McLaughlin, both showcasing his spiritual exploratory inclination. The first side of this album features McLaughlin in a group with Billy Cobham, Airto, Charlie Haden, Dave Liebman and Jerry Goodman plus nice Indian touches from Mahalakshmi on sitar and Badal Roy on tabla. They ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A groundbreaking early album from guitarist John McLaughlin – a set that's a bit different than his more famous work of the mid 70s – with maybe a more avant approach, and a lot more bite as well! The set's really an equal collaboration, rather than just a McLaughlin session – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jackie McLean's got a great pal here – trumpeter Bill Hardman, who'd work with Jackie in the Jazz Messengers a year later! Here, the pals are cutting sharp lines in a perfect early hardbop mode – a great Prestige session with big bold sound from Rudy Van Gelder, and fresh modern tones ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jackie McLean —
Jacknife ... LP Blue Note, 1965/1966. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
2 great unreleased sessions by Jackie McLean! One session has him in the kind of group you'd expect on a Lee Morgan record – with Morgan and Charles Tolliver on trumpets, plus Larry Willis, Larry Ridley, and Jack DeJohnette. The other session's got a mellower quartet setting, with Willis ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare electric outing from legendary altoist Jackie McLean – and one that comes off surprisingly well, given that the move was quite a shift for the reedman! The album's got a spiritual current that McLean developed in some of his earlier 70s material – like his gems for the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s UK pressing, with insert. Also includes a mention of the hit on the cover.)
A record of angular lines and subtle sounds from pianist Jim McNeely – an overlooked talent from this generation, and a player with a great sensitivity for unusual colors and tones! The record's a fair bit different than other Muse dates – played almost with the freedom of some of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most obscure 70s albums on the legendary Saravah label – recorded by David McNeil, who's playing a saxophone on the front – but who also sings and plays a host of other instruments too! The set's got a very genre-crossing vibe, in the best Saravah mode – and also ... (French, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A superb record from the great Lloyd McNeil – one of the more obscure players of the spiritual jazz generation of the 70s, but an artist who always gave us his best whenever he walked into the studio! Here, the mood is a mix of modal and Latin elements, with a definite current of influence ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Features Michael moore & Rusty Gilder on Bass and Joe Corsello on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)
Joe McPhee —
Nation Time ... LP CJ Records/Superior Viaduct, 1970. New Copy (reissue)...
Wild early work from avant jazz genius Joe McPhee – and a set that's actually pretty darn funky too! This rare indie release features 3 long tracks – two of which were recorded live, with a tight combo that includes a very funky drummer! The album kicks off with the hard wailing " ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title's a reference to place once referenced by Edgar Allan Poe – but the music is very firmly grounded in reality, and comes from an improvised performance in Chicago by this very all-star ensemble! The album features one long track – "Quaanaq" – served up with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really beautiful batch of tracks from Charles McPherson – with a late 60s approach to soul jazz that reminds us of some of the work by Sonny Criss on Prestige, or of some of Cedar Walton's sessions from the same time. McPherson's moved way past his earlier bop roots here – stretching ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Charles McPherson —
Prophet ... LP Discovery, 1983. Near Mint- ...
Overlooked 80s work from the great alto saxophonist – a date with a few excellent original compositions, and a lineup that includes Mike Wofford on piano, Andy Simpkins on bass, Donald Bailey on drums, and Hayward Brown on congas. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
Carmen McRae —
Alfie ... LP Mainstream, Late 60s. Near Mint- ...
Dionne Warwick may have made the title track a hit, but the tune stands as a great start for this classic 60s album from Carmen McRae – one of those superb gems from a time when the singer was really finding herself – and hitting this mature territory that gave her what she fully ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rock-solid swinger from the great Carmen McRae – working here in a live setting with a very cool combo! The group's more than just a trio – although it is grounded by excellent piano work from Norman Simmons – and the record features nice use of flute from Ray Bernstein, guitar ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing, with deep groove. Vinyl has a short click on "I Wish I Were In Love Again".)
A much groovier record than you might expect – hardly the older-styled jazz session normally associated with Jay McShann, and more of a wide-ranging session that brings in some great contemporary touches! The album's something of a celebration for Jay – and it features wonderful guest ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and some adhesive remnants on front.)
A lost combo from the South African scene of the 70s – and one who play here with a wonderfully spiritual vibe! The tunes are longish, and open – with some rhythmic currents that fall in the Dollar Brand side of the spectrum, but which are also topped with really tremendous work on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really cool set of 80s keyboards – very jazzy, but also with more of a sound library approach overall – served up on instruments that are heavy on different models of DX-7, plus Jupiter 8, Fairlight, and Emulator too! There's a relatively warm feel to the set – different than ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
With Joe Melotti on electric piano, Artie Dixson on drums and percussion, Marion Meadows on tenor and soprano sax, and Paul Spinner on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
Mike Melvoin/Dennis Budimir/Jim Hughart/Larry Bunker —
Concours ... LP Trio (Japan), 1977. Near Mint- ...
A really unusual west coast session – one that features straight jazz work from Mike Melvoin on piano, who usually did more studio-oriented work – in the company of Dennis Budimir on guitar, Jim Hughart on bass, and Larry Bunker on drums. Most tracks are standards, taken in a relaxed ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Spine and one top corner of the cover have a bit of splitting.)
A sweet little session from the Bay Area scene – a set that features English and Spanish language vocals from guitarist Memo – plus backing in a mix of funky jazz and clubby soul! The album's a unique fusion of modes – maybe like some of the Spanish disco rumba material of the ... (Latin, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little record, thanks to arrangements from Ralph Burns – who gives Mabel a hipper style than on her records for Atlantic! Titles include "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men", "Once Upon A Time", "Mira", "Year After Year", "Trouble Comes", ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great new recording from Hailu Mergia – the Ethiopian keyboardist who's given us some great records over the years! This set has Hailu working on both of his strengths – using keyboards in the lead on some tracks, accordion on others – plus a bit of melodica, and just a slight ... (Global Grooves, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Roy Meriwether's soul jazz trio runs through a set of funky piano tracks that include "Soul Invader", "Lonely Man", "Little Lousy Jane", "Sweet Sixteen Bars", and "Comin' Home Baby". The cover's got the group in a cartoon, flying through the air ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some aging, gloss separation around the edges, and bumped corners.)
Milan Jazz Quartet —
Travellin ... LP Dire (Italy), 1983. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
A great group from a time when the Italian jazz scene was really opening up – a quartet with Carlo Bagnoli on baritone, Rudi Migliardi on trombone, Attilio Zanchi on bass, and Carlo Sola on drums and percussion – plus guitar from Augusto Mancinelli on a few tracks! Includes a nice ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An astonishingly rare treasure by exotic jazz genius Lloyd Miller – originally issued by East West Records in a run of just a few hundred copies! Recorded at The University Of Utah, it's a wonderful synthesis of the eastern and otherwise globally-inspired instrumentation Miller is beloved for ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes an excellent insert with notes by Francis Gooding and lots of photos, plus a download with WAV files & video of late 60s performances, plus Miller's autobiography "Sufi, Saint & Swinger"!)
One of the most evocative albums ever recorded by the enigmatic Lloyd Miller – a set created at Brigham Young University, in Utah – but filled with a mix of different styles from the other half of the planet! Miller plays a variety of stringed instruments and percussion – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 200 copies – and packaged in a very heavy, hand-assembled cover!)
Lloyd Miller/Press Keys Quartet —
Oriental Jazz ... LP East West/Now Again, 1968. New Copy (reissue)...
Possibly the greatest album ever from the enigmatic Lloyd Miller – his legendary Oriental Jazz album from the late 60s, and a really wonderful blend of musical modes! Some of the tracks here really stretch out in the Eastern promise of the title – mixing jazz rhythms with santur, oud, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most enigmatic albums that Charles Mingus ever recorded – especially in his later years! The set features two very long tracks done by Mingus for use in a film about cocaine traffic between New York and Columbia – but considering the nature of the music, and the freely ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent double LP set that brings together a wealth of material from Mingus' landmark sessions for Columbia in 1959, the same sessions that went onto become his Ah Um album. This set contains 4 unreleased tracks from the time, plus full unedited versions of cuts that appeared in shorter versions ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two great sides of Mingus, recorded in France in 1970 and originally issued on America records. The group's a smallish one, featuring Mingus stalwart Dannie Richmond on drums and Jaki Byard on piano, plus Charles McPherson, Bobby Jones and Eddie Preston up front. These sides offer ample proof ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
80's reissue that brings together tracks from two different Mingus Columbia sessions – one from 1959, and one from 1971. The '71 material is the extended "Shoes of The Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers", which is one of Mingus' best works from the decade. The other ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We'll be the first to admit that we love tenorist Billy Mitchell, and that we think he's a heck of a player who's never really gotten his due – but we'll also admit that we think this album really doesn't show his true genius, and is kind of an open-ended session that only hints at the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Freddie Mitchell —
Derby ... LP Whiskey, Women &... (Sweden), Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ...
Rare sides recorded for the small Derby label – mostly in New York, with players who include Slim Moore on trombone, Taft Jordan on trumpet, and Eric Dixon on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light stains with a peeled patch along the bottom.)
Nicole Mitchell & Lisa E Harris —
Earthseed ... LP FPE, 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
Very powerful work from the great Nicole Mitchell – the third of her albums to be based on the work of Octavia Butler, and the first to be done in collaboration with vocalist Lisa E Harris! The music was commissioned by the Art Institute of Chicago, and recorded in a large open space in that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hip 70s work from bassist Red Mitchell – a Japanese date with Donald Bailey on drums and harmonica, Shungo Sawada on guitar, Toshiyuki Honda on alto, and Sadayusu Fuji on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing insert. Cover has a name in pen on both sides. Label has a name in pen.)
Roscoe Mitchell & The Sound Ensemble —
3 X 4 Eye ... LP Black Saint (Italy), 1981. Near Mint- ...
A key session as a leader from Roscoe Mitchell – one of his greatest moments on record from this period, and a set that shows a different side of his talents than heard with the Art Ensemble! At one level, the group here are very much concerned with the sound textures and shapes that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Gabriele Mitelli & Rob Mazurek —
Star Splitter ... LP Clean Feed (Portugal), 2019. New Copy ...
Some of the darkest sounds in years from the great Rob Mazurek – a musician who's matched perfectly on every front by Gabriele Mitelli – who does everything that Rob does on the record, and also throws in a bit of soprano sax as well! The music is all improvised, and in that very deep ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very cool 60s work from Japan – inventive jazzy arrangements of tunes that include "Take Five", "Slaughter On 10th Ave", "Goldfinger", "Hard Days Night", "Love", "Girl From Ipanema", "Cool", and "Manha De Carnaval" ... LP, Vinyl record album
(1977 pressing, with insert.)
Freedom Suite ... LP Edition Telemark (Germany), 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
A really unique artifact from the European improvised music scene at the start of the 70s – a recording from Germany, but one that maybe has some of the more freewheeling, genre-stepping qualities of French avant work of the time! The recording is one long improvisation done during a German ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Modern Jazz Quartet —
Modern Jazz Quartet ... LP Atlantic (Japan), Mid 50s/1960s/Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A mid-70s Japanese exclusive compiling hightlights throughout MJQ's extensive legacy, starting with mid 50s recordings including "Fontessa", through "Night In Tunisia", "Bag's Groove", and "Djando", and into the 60s and 70s with "Lonely Woman", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The MJQ always manage to sound especially great when working on music for film – and this album's a great illustration of that fact! The work here is written by John Lewis, for a movie that never lasted the test of time as much as the record – and it's some of John's most evocative ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice one! The MJQ record for the Beatles' label, and the record's one of their most interesting in years! The production's pretty straight, but the group's playing in a cool open-ended style that still has elements of their earlier work, but which really makes things a lot more interesting than ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the strongest 70s statements from ex-Blue Notes drummer Louis Moholo – recorded in the company of fellow expatriots and UK avant jazzers that include Johnny Dyani, Evan Parker, Kenny Wheeler, Nick Evans, Radu Malfatti, and Harry Miller. The album shifts easily between strongly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A title and cover that beautifully illustrate the sharp-edged power of the Thelonious Monk quartet on Columbia – and a wonderful place to start if you're just digging Thelonious' music! The record is similar to the best of Monk's Columbia sides – in that it revisits older tunes and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label Columbia Limited Edition pressing. Cover has ring and edge wear.)
One of our favorite Thelonious Monk albums ever – a bare bones, no nonsense session that's filled with great work from tenorist Charlie Rouse! The record's filled with everything that's great about the Monk/Rouse team in these years – an incredible interplay between sax and piano, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear, some aging, and a center split in the bottom seam.)
Not to be confused with the other Monk album of the name Misterioso, this one is a live set (which is maybe why they put "recorded on tour" in the title!) – done in quartet format with Charlie Rouse, and either Larry Gales or Butch Warren on bass, and either Ben Riley or Frank ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo 360 Sound pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Thelonious Monk —
Panorama ... LP Riverside, Late 50s. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Blue Monk", "Nutty", "Round Midnight", "Brilliant Corners", "Off Minor" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Classic 60s work from Thelonious Monk – featuring his incredible quartet with Charlie Rouse on tenor, certainly Monk's best-ever musical soulmate! The album features some newer versions of older tunes, and a few written just for the album – but the source of the material is not ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the rare excellent albums on the Latin Percussion Ventures label – and a spare set of percussion tracks that works well as a stripped-down Latin jazz album too! The pair in the title play conga, timbales, and bongos – and they get backing from Gilbert Colon on electric piano and ... (Latin, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant work by JR Monterose – an obscure album cut after his Blue Note date, with backing by a small Iowa combo! The sound is very hip – as sharp-edged and standout as any of JR's other few albums – and the regional setting of the album doesn't dim the fire a bit! The core ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A collection of sides cut in the early 60s by Wes for Riverside, collected later when the label was owned by ABC. There's a couple of cuts in a nice organ trio feature the great Mel Rhyne "Round Midnight" and "Yesterdays", plus several that feature his brothers Buddy and Monk ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful example of why the west coast scene was great when it was working at its finest! Jack Montrose cut a rare few albums in the 50s, but this one's a gem – done with help from frequent partner Bob Gordon on baritone sax, and with other players that include Conte Candoli, Shelly Manne ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(This is a rare red vinyl pressing, on nice heavy vinyl – with deep groove! Cover has some wear and splitting.)
A great set from Moody, nice and edgey, with his genius firmly in place! Quincy Jones handled the arrangements, and the group swings in a variety of modes. Moody's on alto and tenor – no flute yet at this point – and highlights include "Workshop", a great number with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing with RVG/AB etch. Cover has a split top seam and a Status sticker on front.)
Very nice, very laidback session that has Moody and Cohn trading solos on an easy batch of bop tracks, along with Barry Harris, Roy Brooks, and Sam Jones. The recording quality is at the usual high standard for MPS – although the set was actually produced by Don Schlitten, presumably in New ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(PAUSA pressing. Cover has light wear and a split top seam. Vinyl has a short click on "East Of The Sun".)
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
An excellent collection of overlooked tenor players from the late 40s and early 50s – put together from rare Savoy 78s and 10" sessions – with excellent notes, too! Features a full side each of work by Brew Moore, Allen Eager, and Phil Urso – plus tracks by Teddy Reig and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty hip mix of avant jazz and higher concepts – performed by a group with Sam Rivers on tenor and soprano sax, Richard Davis on bass, Warren Smith on percussion, Elliott Randal on guitar, and Kenneth Bichel on keyboards! LP, Vinyl record album
Lovely lovely work from Dudley Moore – known to most as a comedic actor, but also a heck of a jazz pianist, and head of his own groovy trio during the 60s! The tunes mix together soul jazz and bossa trio styles – all dancing together in Dud's incredibly light-touched style on the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A trio set that brings back the glory days of the King Cole Trio – with members from the original group! Oscar Moore plays guitar, alongside Joe Comfort on bass and Gerald Wiggins on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
A key moment as a leader from pianist Jason Moran – wonderfully fresh original material, played with a tight group of some of his best contemporaries! The album's one of the best in the new direction Blue Note was trying to take in the late 90s – as it's got a new musical vision, yet ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great album by Lee Morgan – and one not to pass up! The Rumproller often gets too easily lumped next to The Sidewinder – because of an obvious title and cover similarity to that hit record – but like that one, the album's far more than jazz cliche – and shows Lee Morgan ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great soul jazz from the LA underground! Pianist Nate Morgan plays in the tradition of McCoy Tyner and Stanley Cowell, with a swirling spiritual feel that's deeply rooted in a Love Supreme tradition. On this LP, he leads a quintet with Jesse Sharps on reeds and Danny Cortez on trumpet – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Joe Morris; guitar. Sebastian Steinberg; bass. Jerry Deupree; drums. Thurman Barker; drums. All compositions by Morris. Titles include the live tracks ""A Heart Don't Bleed", "We'll Manage", and "Human Rites" and studio tracks "Last Mile","Blues ... 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