Nothing serious here – as the sound is soulful, jazzy, and in the hippest fusion spirit of the time – very long, open tracks by a small combo led by Heikki Sarmanto on Fender Rhodes, on tracks that are in the more exploratory side of the Miles Davis/Herbie Hancock spectrum! The work ... read moreCD
Nothing serious here – as the sound is soulful, jazzy, and in the hippest fusion spirit of the time – very long, open tracks by a small combo led by Heikki Sarmanto on Fender Rhodes, on tracks that are in the more exploratory side of the Miles Davis/Herbie Hancock spectrum! The work ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hiroshi Sato —
Orient ... CD Kitty/We Want Sounds (UK), 1979. New Copy ...
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 moreCD
Very groovy soundtrack material from Masahiko Sato – a Japanese jazz artist that you might know from some equally groovy records in the 60s! This film music follows somewhat in the spirit of Sato's other recordings, save for the fact that the tunes are shorter – more like film cues ... read moreCD
Keyboardist Masahiko Sato definitely shows off the stronger side of his talents here – working in a hard-burning live setting with a mix of Japanese and American fusion talents! The vibe here is almost a bit like Weather Report in the 70s – jazz at the core, but propelling itself ... read moreCD
A great 60s take on bossa nova – served up by Japanese guitarist Shungo Sawada and a host of all-star guests! The format's a bit like some of the American extrapolations of bossa at the time – particularly work on Verve Records – with Shungo's guitar dancing brightly in the lead, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy cover with booklet and obi! Inside cover has some very light aging, but this is a great copy.)
A concept album, but one with a really great approach – a heady group of top-shelf saxophonists from the end of the 50s – all coming together in surprisingly tight formation, yet also getting a bit of solo space as well! The project is headed by arranger Bob Prince – who's got a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Funky 70s work from film score maestro Lalo Schifrin – served up with a bit of a disco twist, and plenty of the electric jazz funk elements that were showing up in his soundtracks at the time! Lalo's on keyboards, playing a cool host of electric ones that give the record a nice spacey sound ... read moreCD
Funky 70s work from film score maestro Lalo Schifrin – served up with a bit of a disco twist, and plenty of the electric jazz funk elements that were showing up in his soundtracks at the time! Lalo's on keyboards, playing a cool host of electric ones that give the record a nice spacey sound ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)
A great tribute to Lalo's classic years with Dizzy Gillespie – performed by himself and the WDR Big Band, with players that include Jon Faddis, Paquito D'Rivera, Alex Acuna, and Markus Stockhausen. Faddis handles most of the trumpet parts, and with a style that's different enough from Diz to ... read moreCD
Maybe the first work we've ever heard from Silvan Schmidt – a young trumpeter, but one who's already found his voice! Silvan is both the composer and leader on this date – and he has a way of blowing openly, with these gently flowing colors that build slowly, and share textures with ... read moreCD
A really great set from the young David Schnitter – already a tremendous voice on the tenor sax, as you'll hear in this tasty little session! The format here is open and flowing – long tunes that bubble with the best sense of soul jazz that Muse had to offer, played by a quartet that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gunther Schuller, John Lewis, Jimmy Giuffre —
Music For Brass ... LP Columbia, Late 50s. Near Mint- ...
A seminal third stream recording – the height of late 50s modern jazz in all of its seriousness! The album features works written by Schuller, John Lewis, Jimmy Giuffre, and JJ Johnson – all of them larger, serious jazz-meets-classical type numbers – performed by the Brass ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great box set that covers a relatively short span in the career of guitarist John Scofield, but one that really shows him changing a lot as well! Scofield first came up as a musician with a more breezy, open tune – that approach to jazz guitar that really blossomed in the 70s – ... read moreCD
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
Guitarist John Scofield is a player who always needs an electric outlet for his instrument – but this time around, he seems to have an even sharper fusion groove than ever – a rhythmic pulse to his instrument that really seems to move along with the keyboards from Peter Levin and drums ... read moreCD
Guitarist John Scofield is a player who always needs an electric outlet for his instrument – but this time around, he seems to have an even sharper fusion groove than ever – a rhythmic pulse to his instrument that really seems to move along with the keyboards from Peter Levin and drums ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
John Scofield —
Shinola ... CD Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ...
A wonderful setting for the guitar of John Scofield – one that really brings out all the rich chromes of his early work on the instrument! The group's a trio – with Adam Nussbaum on drums and Steve Swallow on bass – and in a way, there's a vibe here that reminds us of some of the ... read moreCD
(Part of the Enja Jazz Master Works series!)
Enzo Scoppa & Cicci Santucci —
Mirage ... LP New Tape/Sonor (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)...
Beautiful sounds from a duo who were one of the strongest instrumental forces on the Italian sound library scene – trumpeter Cicci Santucci and saxophonist Enzo Scoppa – both musicians with a strong legacy in jazz as well! Those jazz chops certainly come to light here – on a ... (Sound Library, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)
Scorch Trio —
Brolt ... CD Rune Grammafon (Germany), 2008. Used ...
A pair of great albums from Bobby Scott – both pretty darn sweet! First up is Joyful Noises – a really wonderful album from the great Bobby Scott – an artist you might know best as a singer, or as composer of a few big hits in the 60s – but also a hell of a jazz pianist and ... read moreCD
A trio of fantastic albums from Christian Scott – all packaged together! First up is Ruler Rebel – a fantastic step forward for trumpeter Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah – an artist who takes on a new name with this recording, and a vibrant new sound as well! Scott still plays ... read moreCD
Christian Scott just seems to be finding his groove more and more with each new record – really opening with a new sense of pride and power after adopting the Atunde Adjuah name – and blowing here not just on trumpet, but also "reverse flugelhorn", sirenette, and siren – ... read moreCD
Christian Scott just seems to get hipper and hipper with each new record – and that's saying a lot, as he was already pretty darn hip to begin with! This album's part of Scott's brilliant trilogy that has him reworking his sound even more than before – using his horn in both acoustic ... read moreCD
A fantastic step forward for trumpeter Christian Scott – an artist who takes on a new name with this recording, and a vibrant new sound as well! Scott still plays trumpet, but he also works with some electronics and effects, too – in a group that mixes acoustic elements from piano, ... read moreCD
Easily the hippest album ever made by pianist Hazel Scott – a rare Debut session cut with Charles Mingus on bass and Max Roach on drums! The notes go out of their way to declare that the Hazel heard here is slightly different than the one better known to crowds from her more popular work on ... read moreCD
The last album ever recorded by the legendary Jimmy Scott – the jazz singer who first recorded in the 50s, then spent decades in obscurity – only to be revived to great fame in the last 20 years of his life! This album's a wonderful tribute to Jimmy – as it features the singer's ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreCD
Some of the best material ever recorded by singer Jimmy Scott – presented as a lovely 3 disc package with copious notes, and a lot of bonus material too! The bulk of the sides were cut during the earliest years of Jimmy's career – from 1952 to 1960, all with great small group, jazz-base ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreCD
Hip Twist indeed – as Shirley's joined here by husband Stanley Turrentine, whose tenor work on any Scott album always takes it to the next level! Stan's tone is still nice and raw here – blowing out some hard and soulful lines that are the perfect complement to Shirley's more composed ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing, with RVG stamp – in great shape! Cover has a cutout hole in the corner.)
Shirley Scott —
Oasis ... CD Muse, 1990. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
With Houston person on tenor, Virgil Jones on trumpet, and Charles Davis on saxes. CD
One of the best Shirley Scott albums ever – a wonderfully groovy little set that seems to stand head and shoulders above some of her other trio dates of the 60s! Shirley really hits a nice clean groove here – a sense of tone we don't always hear this beautifully on earlier Prestige ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)
A groovy groovy electric set from Hammond giant Shirley Scott – a set that really kicks things up in the rhythm department, in a way ties the album as much to Atlantic Records soul of the 60s as it does to some of Scott's earlier work for Prestige! There's a great pulse at the bottom of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover has a large name in marker, some pen, a split top seam, and half split bottom seam. Labels have marker.)
One of the coolest, grooviest albums ever from Hammond giant Shirley Scott – a set that's got a fair bit of funk in the mix, and a really rich array of inventive lines on the keyboards too! The tracks are longer than usual, and really step past the more familiar Shirley Scott modes of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of her early trio albums, with a nice laidback, late-night, organ soul groove. She's backed by Earl May on bass and Roy Brooks on drums, and the tracks include "Sweet Slumber", "Happy Talk", and "I Hear A Rhapsody". LP, Vinyl record album
Reedman Tom Scott always gives us something groovy – especially in his early years, when he could effortlessly blend together jazz and soul, funk and rock, and really come up with something new and unique! Here, Tom's in the best mode of his early work on Impulse Records – serving up ... read moreCD
Leave it to saxophonist Tom Scott to find something groovy in an unexpected place – in this case the music from Paint Your Wagon – the very unusual, somewhat awkward musical western of the late 60s! Tom strips away all of the words from the tunes, and instead goes at the tracks with ... read moreCD
(Part of the Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection!)
Tom Scott & The California Dreamers —
Honeysuckle Breeze ... LP Impulse/Get On Down, 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
A beautifully groovy album from the early days of one of our favorite reed players! Tom Scott's tenor, alto and soprano saxes, plus some flute, are set amidst a very groovy group that includes percussion, guitar, keyboards, sitar, and even some occasional vocalizing – for a sound that's got ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Tony Scott's best straight jazz sessions of the 50s – a wonderfully done small combo set that shows Scott beginning to move from straight bop into more modern modes! The album features Tony on baritone sax and clarinet – blowing with a well-chosen group of fresh modern talents ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best of the early Swingville sides on Prestige – a fantastic combination of horns: tenor from Al Sears, alto from Hilton Jefferson, and trumpet from Taft Jordan – all coming together in a gently swinging mode with really well crafted solos! Sears is especially tremendous ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy red label Swingville pressing! Cover is great, but has a Status sticker in one corner.)
One of our favorite records ever on the legendary Nimbus label – a special home to spiritual jazz on the west coast at the end of the 70s – and crucial for giving us some really unique talents like this! Adele Sebastian may have only ever cut this one album as a leader, but she's a ... read moreCD
A funky fusion classic! Second Direction are certainly not a household name – and the record has even more obscure origins than most, given that it was originally done as a small sound library project. Yet the quality of the set has given it a surprisingly wide reach with collectors and ... read moreCD
Gene Segal —
Spiral ... CD Steeplechase (Denmark), 2017. New Copy ...
Guitarist Gene Segal has his instrument wrapped up nicely here in a trio – with work on Hammond Charette and drums from Bruce Cox – in a group that has a nicely different vibe than some of the more retro-styled organ combos! Segal changes up his sound a bit from track to track – ... read moreCD
Plenty of flavor here – a really well-crafted brew that's heavy with searing saxophone from Mike Selesia – mixed with other rootsy instrumentation in a very groovy way! Mike plays soprano, tenor sax, and flute on the set – clearly inspired by the John Coltrane generation, yet ... read moreCD
Eddy Senay —
Hot Thang ... CD Sussex/Modern Harmonic, 1972. New Copy (reissue)...
A heck of a great little guitar funk album – a rare early 70s session from the groovy Eddy Senay – an artist that we'd rank right up there with bigger names like Phil Upchurch, David T Walker, Dennis Coffey, or Eddie Fisher at the same time! Fisher's maybe the best comparison here ... (Soul, Jazz)read moreCD
A heck of a great little guitar funk album – a rare early 70s session from the groovy Eddy Senay – an artist that we'd rank right up there with bigger names like Phil Upchurch, David T Walker, Dennis Coffey, or Eddie Fisher at the same time! Fisher's maybe the best comparison here ... (Soul, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Senora ... LP Growing Bin (Germany), 1981. New Copy (reissue)...
A great set of grooves from the 80s European scene – not recorded by the lovely lady on the cover, but instead by a fusion combo with a really soulful sound! There's plenty of keyboards and guitar in the mix – and the overall feel is maybe like some of the best soul fusion records on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sara Serpa —
Close Up ... CD Clean Feed (Portugal), 2018. Used Gatefold ...
A groovy set of bossa and samba-tinged guitar tracks from Bola Sete – recorded in California with a small combo that includes Monte Budwig on bass and Johnnie Rae on percussion. The tracks are shortish and with a slightly folksy quality – filled with the kind of warm expression that ... (Brazil, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy 60s maroon label pressing, with deep groove!)
Seval (Fred Lonberg-Holm) —
Seval 2 ... CD 482 Music, 2012. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A beautiful second set from Seval – even more powerful and personal than the group's debut – with sublime compositions and cello by Fred Lonberg-Holm, and these fragile yet soulful vocals from Sofia Jernberg! Instrumentation is quite spare – just cello, guitar, trumpet, and bass ... read moreCD
Lauren Sevian —
Bliss ... CD Posi tone, 2018. New Copy ...
Mighty strong work from Lauren Sevian – maybe one of the few female baritone saxophonists we can think of, and a hell of a bold talent – from her work on the reeds to her range of strong material composed for the album! The whole thing comes on with a force that we really weren't ... read moreCD
The name and cover might be a bit boring, but the record features quite a hip group – a lineup that includes Eric Dolphy and Jerome Richardson on reeds, Nick Travis and Thad Jones on trumpet, Richard Davis on bass, and John Lewis on piano – all committed modernists, but in very ... read moreCD
A fantastic little record that's everything promised in the title – this fantastic fusion of Greek musical traditions with a spiritual sense of jazz – completely unlike anything else we've ever heard! Sure, there'd been previous attempts to merge such modes – like the Greek ... read moreCD
A fantastic little record that's everything promised in the title – this fantastic fusion of Greek musical traditions with a spiritual sense of jazz – completely unlike anything else we've ever heard! Sure, there'd been previous attempts to merge such modes – like the Greek ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic jazz group from the contemporary South African scene – one who've got a very righteous vibe, and a sound that's maybe even more far-reaching than any jazz we've heard from that scene back in the 60s or 70s! The group's led by Shabaka Hutchings on tenor, but is a very ... read moreCD
The only album to ever credit producer Bob Shad as a leader – even though the man had been behind so many famous records on labels that include Mainstream, Time, and Mercury! This set has Shad taking the hip vibe of the Mainstream label to the forefront – mixing funky jazz and trippier ... read moreCD
(Part of the Mainstream Records Master Collection!)
Shades of Joy were one of those cool little sixties bands that fell through the cracks – a San Francisco based, racially-mixed jazz group that had rock leanings, but did some neat groovy stuff. We like some of the instrumental cuts on here, but especially love "Icarus Revealed", a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, center split in the bottom seam, and a sticker on one corner.)
Plenty of sweet keyboards here, and a groove that's almost ahead of its time – a real precursor to some of the more sophisticated jazzy soul of the later part of the decade – handled here with great early 80s flair by the mighty Shakatak! The group almost sound like an early ... (Soul, Jazz)read moreCD
Great post-Mahavishnu work from guitarist John McLaughlin – the debut of his excellent Shakti combo, a group who mixed Indian music with some tighter fusion moments! The style here is a lot leaner than some of McLaughlin's previous experiments – a small group lineup with violin from L ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sam Shalabi —
Osama ... CD Alien8 (Canada), 2004. Used ...
Amazing! Although this album's a soundtrack to some goofy California surfer film, it's actually a killer batch of off-kilter jazz tracks composed by Bud Shank, and with a sound that's unlike anything we've ever heard from him! The frontline of the session is Shank, Bob Cooper, and Carmell Jones ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seminal work from the man credited with the invention of bossa nova! Way back in the early 50s, Bud Shank cut some albums for Pacific Jazz in LA with guitarist Laurindo Almeida. These records mixed together Shank's flute and sax with lively guitar stylings by Almeida – and in many accounts, ... read moreCD
As if the screaming title didn't tell you enough, the album features Shank's Brazilian sides – apparently culled from his Pacific Jazz recordings from the 50s and 60s, featuring players that range from Laurindo Almeida to Chet Baker to Joe Pass, Clare Fischer, and Joao Donato. Bud's always ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful lost soundtrack by Bud Shank – his first for director Bruce Brown, who put together a mildly successful set of surfer films in the early 60s. Forget any thoughts of "Wipeout" or The Ventures you might have, though, because this album's pure jazz – and it's one of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful pairing of players – one that makes for a wonderful album! Shank's at the height of his early powers here – working in a fluid west coast mode that less in keeping with the "blowin" of the title, than the magic he was known for crafting on his other sides from the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title and cover are an homage to the Pacific Jazz label live dates from LA in the 50s – and the music here does a good job of following suit as well! Altoist Bud Shank and trumpeter Shorty Rogers are reunited beautifully in an open-ended live setting – the kind of date that really ... read moreCD
Shankar was one of the few flying the flag of jazz/Indian music crossovers in the 80s – pushing the genre a bit farther forward at a time when most other players had abandoned it! Given that his instrumentation here is violin and drum machine, the sound's a bit different than some of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker and clear tape on the spine.)
Wow! This is one of Sonny Sharrock's rare early recordings, recorded in France shortly after he had been playing with Herbie Mann. The groove's kind of crazy, and it's amazing that Sonny jumped out so soon after leaving the sort of pop-jazz environs he was in with Herbie – but hey, lots of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Charles Bobo Shaw & The Human Arts Ensemble —
Concere Ntasiah ... LP Ncons/Universal Justice, Late 70s. Near Mint- ...
Great work from Charles Bobo Shaw – and a mix of underground avant playing with some very global-tinged grooves. Most of the tracks have kind of a messed up rhythmic groove – slightly modal, with many ethnic variations. Nyomo Mantuilla plays guitar on all tracks, providing some good ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing record – bold, proud, and soulful – a set that we'd easily rank with any classic early 60s session on Blue Note – and for good reason too! This rare date is the debut as a leader for trumpeter Gene Shaw – also known as Clarence Shaw in an earlier history of work ... read moreCD
A late date for Woody Shaw, but a great one too – a bit more straightforward than some of his more righteous albums of the 70s, but still proof that Shaw is easily one of the greatest trumpeters of his generation! The album's got a laidback sort of feel, and features a fair bit of familiar ... read moreCD
A fantastic record – one of Shaw's real landmarks of the 70s, and a lasting testament of soul jazz genius! The record features Shaw working with a group that includes a number of like-minded players – Frank Strozier, Ronnie Matthews, and Stafford James – all of whom fit together ... read moreCD
A real standout set from the 80s years of trumpeter Woody Shaw – a solidly burning live set that blows away most of his studio work from the time! The album's noteworthy first of all for the presence of Bobby Hutcherson on vibes – whose soulful spiritual approach of the period ... read moreCD
A real standout set from the 80s years of trumpeter Woody Shaw – a solidly burning live set that blows away most of his studio work from the time! The album's noteworthy first of all for the presence of Bobby Hutcherson on vibes – whose soulful spiritual approach of the period ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and clear tape on the spine.)
One of Woody's last albums – a back to basics set, recorded with a group that include Kenny Garret on alto sax, Kenny Barron on piano, and guest guitar work on one track by Peter Leitch. The approach is straight modal hardbop – in the spirit of Woody's first recordings for Muse – ... read moreCD
A fantastic gift from the gods – a lost live performance from one of our favorite trumpeters of all-time – and a set that has him really stretching out in all of his genius! Woody Shaw is really at the peak here – working in that soaring, spiritual mode that he virtually helped ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album