A totally cool session of avant Parisian jazz – assembled by the great Andre Hodeir, whose Jazz Et Jazz is one of the best modernist jazz efforts from postwar France. The work attempts to set music to the writings of James Joyce – and it features the voices of Nicole Croisille and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US gatefold pressing – with the booklet! Cover has light wear and some splitting in the top seam.)
You know, we've never been sure what they mean by "collates" in the title of this one – but we're guessing the title was chosen because of the way Johnny blows sheets and sheets of sweet sound together on alto sax! The recordings are in an Ellington mode, but taken to a small group ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is nice and clean – and cover has some light wear, but is nice too – no splits!)
Johnny Hodges —
Perdido ... LP Norgran, Early 50s. Very Good ...
A stone cooker from Johnny Hodges – just the right kind of small group session to perfectly showcase his amazing sound on the alto sax! The group's a slightly unusual one – and features Arthur Clark on tenor, Harold Baker on trumpet, Lawrence Brown on trombone, Leroy Lovett on piano, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Norgran pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear, and a split top seam.)
One of the best records to offer the team of alto giant Johnny Hodges and Hammond player Wild Bill Davis – not just because there's a great soul food cover on the front, but also because the group features Grant Green on guitar! The group plays a number of originals, with a solid soul jazz ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Late work from the great Billie Holiday – the kind of mature set that made Verve Records such a perfect home for the singer in the 50s! Where other labels might have pushed too much to try to get Billie into more commercial, or more straightforward modes – Verve just relaxes into the ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s mono Japanese Polydor pressing, UMV 2597, with insert.)
About as classic as you can get for Billie Holiday on Verve – a wonderfully intimate small group session, recorded with top-shelf players and a smokey torchy mood! Billie's in her later years by the time of the set, but somehow singing with even more emotion and life – working with a ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Verve pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove! Back cover has black, white, and yellow images in mosaic.)
Red Holloway —
Burner ... LP Prestige, 1963. Very Good ...
One of the first in a run of excellent mid 60s sides from tenor saxophonist Red Holloway – a very cooking player who's at the height of his powers on this hard-edged set! The date has Red in territory that's slightly more expanded than his dates with Jack McDuff – a quartet mode with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow and black label NJ pressing, with Van Gelder stamp! Cover a light split in the middle of the bottom edge, and in a top corner, but is nice overall.)
A rare album of organ groovers – cut by Holmes for the tiny Loma subsidiary of Warner Bros. Onzy Matthews leads a group behind Groove's organ, and the larger backing works well with Groove's funky style. The overall feel's a bit like some of the work that Groove cut for World Pacific in the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tight trio material from the legendary Richard Groove Holmes – caught live at Count Basie's Nightclub in Harlem, working hard and heavy with a trio that features Gene Edwards on guitar and George Randall on drums! This live set is the kind of record that beautifully shows why Groove was so ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has light wear.)
A key album in the career of Richard Groove Holmes – his first session ever for Prestige Records, and the one that yielded the monster crossover hit version of "Misty"! The sound here is much leaner and cleaner than Groove in his Pacific Jazz years – a tight trio approach ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue trident label pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a small tear at the top right corner.)
Two of LA's leading soul jazz luminaries – playing head to head in an interesting session that mixes lines on piano and organ! McCann gives the set a good rollicking rhythm, and Holmes' increasing skill on the Hammond makes the set blow out over the top – and the pair get backing by ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black and silver label pressing. Cover has a bit of seam splitting, but is nice otherwise.)
A rare session as a leader from drummer Red Holt – cut at a time when he was making waves with the Ramsey Lewis Trio, and years before his work in Young Holt Unlimited! The record's got a really playful feel that points the way towards directions Holt would take later – a mix of soul ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, and aging.)
Takehiro Honda —
Jodo ... LP King (Japan), 1971. Near Mint- ...
A great trio date that has Takehiro Honda working with Reggie Workman on bass and Motohiko Hino on drums – an extremely great group that really takes off in this setting! The record is one of the freer sides from Honda at the time – done in the more open, lyrical modes that were coming ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic jazzy score by Kenyon Hopkins, for an obscure TV show called The Reporter! The group is filled with great players – like Phil Woods, Jerome Richardson, Zoot Sims, Jerry Dodgion, and Romeo Penque – and there's loads and loads of excellent sax and flute solos throughout. ... (Soundtracks, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 sound stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)
Kenyon Hopkins —
Rooms ... LP Cadence, Late 50s. Very Good+ ...
One of those groovy late 50s pre-concept albums – done originally for a dance performance, but sounding great on record – featuring work from a young Teo Macero on tenor, plus Bart Wallace on trumpet, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Dick Collins on piano! Titles include "Alone" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A lost jazzy score by Kenyon Hopkins – similar to his more famous work from the time, and featuring a great small group of players that includes Lalo Schifrin on piano, Zoot Sims on tenor, Kenny Burrell on guitar, and Clark Terry on trumpet. Tracks alternate between some really swinging ... (Soundtracks, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most starkly beautiful recordings in Paul Horn's career – with spiritually resonant, almost spine tingling solo flute and some chants, all recorded in the Taj Majal one day in April of 1968! It's really all about the atmosphere, as it would have to be given the location – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Paul Horn follows up his Inside The Taj Majal set – in someways leaving behind the stark, spare initimacy of that set for a more layered and tailored approach – and also leaving behind his more pronounced jazz roots for a more earthy and nature themed mode! Like Inside, it's a solo ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice fusiony jazz done with soul and airy atmophere by Paul Horn – including some choice covers, and sounds that range from fusiony jazz with a little bit of funk and more lilting numbers lifted by flute and wordless vocals! Horn has a tendency to go head first into a more new agey vibe, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It's hard to go wrong when you've got a rhythm duo like this – and saxophonist Steve Houben and pianist Michael Herr really rise to the occasion next to the bass of Curtis Lundy and drums of Kenny Washington! The album's a great early date for Lundy, who sounds superb throughout – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A bundle of soul from Freddie Hubbard – one that has him blowing beautifully over full arrangements from Bert DeCoteux – the 70s super-soul maestro who really brings a new sound to Hubbard's music! The style's a bit smoother than other Freddie albums of the time, but still really great ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic record from the beginning of the 80s – a live performance from San Francisco, one that features extended performances of two of his best CTI tracks – "Red Clay" and "First Light". The group is great, with Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Joe Henderson on tenor ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A collection of some of Freddie Hubbard's great early to mid 60s output for Blue Note, compiled and released in 1975 during a time when a number of his LPs were no longer available (not unlike these days . . .). While Freddie would cut great sides throughout his career, some of his fieriest ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet electric Freddie Hubbard – a wonderfully laidback session that's filled with space and soul – hardly what you'd expect from the title! The album follows nicely in the style that Hubbard hit at CTI – an openly flowing groove that has Freddie's trumpet on top of long electric ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Freddie Hubbard at the peak of his 70s powers – and one of his finest albums of the decade! The record follows strongly in the tone that Freddie set at CTI on his mighty Red Clay and Sky Dive sets – long, drawn out tracks – done with lots of electricity in the rhythms, and a very ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Freddie Hubbard's definitely rolling on this great little set – rolling right back into acoustic jazz territory after a run of smoother soul sessions for bigger labels at the end of the 70s! The album's a live one, and it's a perfect example of the development of Hubbard's solo skills at the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer set from Freddie Hubbard's legendary years on CTI! Like the classic Red Clay album, there's 4 tunes here, all longer cuts – where everyone gets a chance to stretch out a bit, over smooth (but not too smooth!) electric grooves, supported by great orchestrations from Don Sebesky! Ron ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Van Gelder stamp, including the CTI inner sleeve. Cover has aging inside the gatefold and a cutout hole.)
Freddie Hubbard & Oscar Peterson —
Face To Face ... LP Pablo, 1982. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Freddie Hubbard's very much in a back-to-basics mode at this point in his career – and what better place to go back to basics than at the Pablo label, where Freddie's working in an acoustic mode with the Oscar Peterson combo! The style is a far cry from Hubbard's electric records of the 70s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tremendous trumpets from Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw – a real standout from the mid 80s revival years of Blue Note – and a perfect setting for both players! The tracks are long, but tight too – with just the right balance of solo voices from Hubbard and Shaw – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Daniel Humair/Rene Utreger/Pierre Michelot —
HUM ... LP Vega/Carlyne (France), 1960. Near Mint- ...
A lost French jazz classic, featuring a cracklin' bebop trio with Daniel Humair on drums, Rene Utreger on piano, and Pierre Michelot on bass. The set was recorded live at the legendary Club St. Germain des Pres, and the sound is amazing. Humair's drums crackle with energy, and his work on the top ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A 1974 live recording at the Montreux Jazz Festival – with backing by a small group that features Buddy Tate on tenor, and either Earl Hines or Jay McShann on piano! (Vocalists, Jazz)LP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful later Blue Note album from vibist Bobby Hutcherson – a set recorded after his famous association with Harold Land, but with a groove that's wonderfully soulful in a whole different way! Bobby plays marimbas instead of vibes this time around, and he's working with his own ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original 70s pressing. Cover has a cut corner and half split top seam.)
(Cover has a cut corner. Shrinkwrap has a small hole.)
Abdullah Ibrahim —
Autobiography ... LP Plainisphare (Switzerland), 1978/1983. Near Mint- 2LP ...
Solo piano material, recorded by Dollar Brand at the Nyon Jazz Festival in 1978, and released by Plainisphere in 1983 in this nice looking 2 LP set. The album includes lots of nice original compositions by Ibrahim, including "Anthem", "Little Boy", "The Dream", "M ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand) —
Balance ... LP Gearbox (UK), 2019. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Really fantastic material from legendary pianist Abdullah Ibrahim – a set cut with a larger group of musicians, which we like even more than Ibrahim's work in a solo or trio format! The group here is his Ekaya ensemble – who flesh out Abdullah's larger musical ideas in a really great ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very hip group, like most of those on the albums of pianist Klaus Ignatzek – with Bobby Watson on alto, Steve Wagner on trumpet, Dieter Ilg on bass, and Joe Pulice on drums! All tracks are originals, and nice and long – with titles that include "Old Love New Love", "The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Klaus Ignatzek with Dave Liebman —
Spell ... LP Nabel (Germany), 1984. Near Mint- ...
Drummer Klaus Ignatzek always seems to bring out the best in players around him – and that's definitely the case here, in a strong quartet date with Dave Liebman on soprano sax! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, mostly near the edges.)
One of the most roosty albums on Blue Note – and a fairly straight session of African percussion tracks by Solomon Ilori and his Afro Drum Ensemble. Unlike similar albums by Art Blakey, this one lacks any strong sort of jazz component – and really just features fairly straight African ... (Global Grooves, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono New York pressing. Label on Side 2 has a name in marker. Cover has two small streaks of marker on front, name in marker on back, and small center split in the bottom seam.)
Intercontinental Express —
London ... LP Compendium Records (UK), 1976. Near Mint- ...
Unusual avant work from the New York scene of the 70s – a group that features Mark Whitecage on alto, John Fischer on piano, Rick Kilburn on bass, and Phil Wilson on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker on back.)
International Jazz Consensus —
Beak To Beak ... LP Nabel (Germany), 1981. Very Good+ ...
Features John Thomas on guitar – with Allan Praskin on tenor, Adelhard Roidinger on bass, and Lala Kovacev on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
Jackie & Roy —
Bogie ... LP Fantasy, 1988. Near Mint- ...
We love this record – a larger concept album from Jackie & Roy – almost their Ishtar moment! It's late in the career of Jackie & Roy, but the pair haven't faltered a bit. Bogie is a surprisingly great live set from 1988 – a dozen songs dedicated to Humphrey Bogart, ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the grooviest records ever by the wonderful vocal team of Jackie & Roy – a sweetly swinging 50s session, with great LA jazz backings from the orchestra of Bill Holman! There's a breezy vibe to the whole thing that's years ahead of its time – not pop harmony vocals, but an ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has wrinkles in the back paste-on.)
Jackie & Roy at the height of their ABC powers – really stepping out strongly here with a bold jazz vocal approach that nobody else can touch! Both Roy Kral and Jackie Cain get a few moments of their own in the spotlight, especially Jackie, who steps out on a number of the tracks – ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest albums ever cut by Jackie and Roy! This one captures them in the early days – right after they'd left Charlie Ventura, and were beginning to sing and pen some fantastic little jazz ditties on their own. The album features the recorded debut of Tommy Wolf, who would ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam.)
The title's a bit self-pitying, but the music certainly isn't – and even at this late point in his career, the sound of Milt Jackson is coming across loud and clear – possibly more so, because Milt's firmly shaken off the mellower modes of his years with the MJQ! The record has Jackson ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful setting for the vibes of Milt Jackson – a record that has his sublime chromatic sound stepping out in front of fuller orchestrations from Quincy Jones – never overdone, but with just the right sort of soulful focus to send Milt over the top! The album's an early example of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has some wear.)
With Jimmy Heath and Harold Vick on tenor and soprano sax, Joe Pass on guitar, and Cedar Walton on piano. Titles include "Sleeves", "Sudden Death", "Back To Bologna", and "The Weasel". LP, Vinyl record album
A slightly different take on the Modern Jazz Quartet sound of the early years – as the album features Milt Jackson's vibes in the company of MJQ bandmates Percy Heath and Connie Kay, but also includes Horace Silver on piano – in the spot normally reserved for John Lewis! The presence ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NYC pressing with deep groove and RVG etch. Cover has a half split spine and fully split top seam with a name in pen on the back.)
Milt Jackson's third album for CTI – part of a wonderful run that really helped him redefine his sound in the 70s! The album's got the electric approach you'd expect from the label – a great change from the sound of Jackson in the Modern Jazz Quartet, and a surprisingly great setting ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best-known 50s jazz sessions from the Savoy label – a laidback classic that's a great illustration of the label's shift in modes after the early bop years! The setting here is relatively informal – with Milt Jackson as the ersatz leader, working almost in blowing session ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Milt Jackson and JJ Johnson – working here together on 1954 session cut in New York – but some of which features contributions from the famous French pianist Henri Renaud! At this point in their career, Jackson and Johnson had a very similar modern swing – and the record makes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the great jazz sessions that Ray Charles cut towards the end of his years at Atlantic Records – a surprisingly great little album with vibist Milt Jackson! The set really shows a side of Milt that didn't always surface in the Modern Jazz Quartet – and Charles is surprisingly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing with deep groove.)
Milt Jackson & The Monty Alexander Trio —
Soul Fusion ... LP Pablo, 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Milt Jackson joins the Monty Alexander Trio – bringing a new level of sound to the group that had already been winning our hearts with their 70s work on MPS! The style here is easygoing and soulful – that flowing Alexander groove that reached its zenith in the 70s – and Milt ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the earliest material ever recorded by the Modern Jazz Quartet – early 50s sides that were originally issued as 78rpm singles! Some of the material was first released under the name of the Milt Jackson Quartet – but featured the lineup of Jackson on vibes, John Lewis piano, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Milt Jackson, Joe Pass & Ray Brown —
Big 3 ... LP Pablo, 1975. Very Good+ ...
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(Cover has a cutout hole, a promo stamp, and some light wear.)
Milt Jackson/Kenny Clarke/Winni Brown —
Bluesology ... LP Savoy, 1980. Near Mint- ...
Rare Japanese-only session by the monster bassist of The Headhunters – a killer set that masterfully toes the line between heavy jazz funk and a looser soul jazz vibe! Paul Jackson leads a group that includes fellow Headhunter Bennie Maupin, and other jazz funk legends like Herbie Hancock, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with insert! Cover has a cut corner, but is great overall.)
Shannon Jackson & The Decoding Society —
Street Priest ... LP Moers (Germany), 1981. Very Good- ...
A great early 80s set outlining the borders of the east coast free scene at a time when the free-er edges of the musical milleu were somewhat less populated. Ronald Shannon Jackson plays here with his Decoding Society group that included future notable black rock compatriots Vernon Reid and Melvin ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Solid-sending soul jazz from the great Willis Jackson! The album features Gator blowing in a group that includes Jack McDuff and Wild Bill Jennings on all cuts – plus bass by either Milt Hinton or Wendell Marshall, drums by Bill Elliott or Al Johnson, and some tasty added conga by Buck ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue trident label stereo pressing with RVG Stereo stamp. Cover has a cutout hole and some light wear.)
A massive groover – and a set that rumbles as much as you might guess from the title! The album's got Willis Jackson blowing in a very open, loud tenor tone – working with an unusual group that features Freddie Roach on organ, and Wild Bill Jennings on guitar – the former a hip, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Silver and black NJ pressing, with Van Gelder stamp – a nice copy!)
A classic set of soul jazz tracks from Gator Tail and Brother Jack McDuff – recorded in a raw grooving style, very similar to that used on some of their live recordings from the same time. The core of the group features Bill Jennings on guitar and Wendell Marshall on bass, but some of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue trident label pressing with Van Gelder stamp.)
The title's a bit misleading – as a number of the tracks on here were recorded by Jacquet, and Webster only sat in on two longer jamming numbers – "I Wrote This For The Kid" and "The Kid & The Brute". Not that that's a problem – as those long numbers take ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing stuff from Ahmad Jamal – one of his greatest albums ever, and the kind of Fender Rhodes classic that got passed over in the history books, but which is finally getting some appreciation these days! Ahamad's in a very different mode than his Cadet/Argo years – using the mellow ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not just a wonderful record for the music, but also for the classic cover image too – a photo of Ahmad Jamal's righteous night club The Alhambra – an Eastern-themed spot on Chicago's Michigan Ave, where Jamal made some incredible music for a few short years! Jamal was one of the few ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A live set – one of many fine ones that Jamal recorded for Argo during the early 60s – recorded at his own Alhambra Club in Chicago, with the classic trio that included Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums. Tracks are light and lively – and very Jamal – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groundbreaking work from the legendary Ahmad Jamal – not just in his own career, but in live jazz in general! The album's a classic recording of Jamal's trio with Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums – captured at the Pershing Lounge on the south side of Chicago, where ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
That's right, count 'em – 88 keys on the piano in all, and Ahmad does a pretty good job of hitting them all in this early album of piano virtuosity! The album's amazing – set the pace for a whole new generation of piano expressiveness, with a cool and earthy approach that also still ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a creased corner and a partially split top seam.)
A sweet swinger from Ahmad – a record that has his usual trio (Jamil Nasser bass, Frank Gant drums) augmented by the super-hip Howard Roberts Chorale on a number of tracks. Roberts' "jazz with voices" style isn't as out there as some of the work of Coleridge Perkinson, but he does ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small cutout hole.)
Ahmad Jamal —
Inspiration ... LP Cadet, Late 50s/1960s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
A 2LP set that collects some of Ahmad Jamal's best work for Argo and Chess – put together with a really wonderful selection of tunes! Some of the tracks feature Jamal in his standard trio format, especially caught live, which was always a success – but others feature larger backings, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)
A nicely expanded take on the Ahmad Jamal sound of the early 60s – one that adds in guitar from Ray Crawford and violin from Joe Kennedy to Jamal's usual trio grooving! The main focus here is often still on the core group – which features Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Ahmad's best albums ever – a Latin-ized set of tracks done with arrangements by Richard Evans, who really knows how to make the set groove! Ahmad's flowing piano lines come into play with lots of tight percussion and big band backing – in a way that never dampens his spirit, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Ahmad Jamal —
One ... LP 20th Century, 1978. Near Mint- ...
A great little set from Ahmad – laidback, mellow, with a slowly spiralling groove that's slyly funky at times. Ahmad's playing acoustic piano and clavinet on the record – and arrangements are by Bones Howe, Richard Evans, Ahmad, and Mike Melvoin. A few tracks feature a larger group ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
One of the most open-ended 70s albums from the great Ahmad Jamal – a live performance that features two side-long tracks that really show Jamal getting into the spirit of the Impulse Records scene of the time! In addition to these wonderful, long-spun lines on acoustic piano – really ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a center split in the bottom seam.)
Unlike Ahmad's other LPs for 20th Century, this one's a fairly straight set of tracks, with (mostly) acoustic piano (although he does play Fender Rhodes on one track). He's backed by a nice combo that features Calvin Keys on guitar, Frank Gant on drums, John Hurd on bass, and Selden Newton on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early work by Bob James – recorded way before he became one of the funky talents of the 70s, when he was a budding young modernist on the New York scene, with clear influences from the work of Paul Bley. This set is a trio recording – and it features James playing with Barre Phillips ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black & silver label pressing. Cover has some wear and aging.)
A nice litle set from Bob James – thanks to a good degree of warmth in the keyboards, which still include Fender Rhodes alongside acoustic piano and some more advanced 80s keys! While other artists of his generation were really schmaltzing things up by this point in time, Bob still keeps ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)
Bob James —
Three ... LP CTI, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Dark genius from keyboardist Bob James – one of his seminal 70s classics for CTI! The album follows strongly in the spirit of the records One and Two – using James' spacious approach to Fender Rhodes alongside some backings that are electric, yet have an earthily funky quality that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK gatefold pressing. Cover is wavy from moisture)
Bob James —
Two ... LP CTI, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ...
A monster – and quite possibly one of the greatest Fender Rhodes albums of all time! Bob James is really at the height of his powers here – stepping out with a sound that's a lot smoother than some of his earlier work, yet in a groove that's never too slick or too overproduced – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing with Van Gelder stamp.)
A mellow mainstream fusion classic from the 70s – one that paired the gentle guitar of Earl Klugh with the sweet keyboards of Bob James – in a set that's filled with plenty of warm and laidback touches! The mode here takes off some of the darker edges from James' earlier sound, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with Grammy Award Winners sticker.)
Great collection featuring the best work of this groovy German piano player! Although he made some snoozy records in his day, this comp is definitely not one of them! Loads of great groovy funky piano tracks, with a cool european feel, and nice electric grooves. Some of these tracks came out in ... (Now Sound, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve.)
Keith Jarrett —
Birth ... LP Atlantic, 1972. Near Mint- ...
A generous 1971 effort from Keith Jarrett – backed up by his incredible, multi-instrumentalist co-horts Dewey Redman (tenor sax, clarinet, bells, percussion and more), Charlie Haden (bass, congas, clappers, steel drum) and Paul Motion (drums and percussion). The pieces cover a pretty far ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
There's a nicely warming vibe on this album from Keith Jarrett – a sound that's sometimes a bit more laidback and personal, but which is still carried off with familiar associates Dewey Redman on tenor, Charlie Haden on bass, and Paul Motian on drums! Most of the tunes are shorter ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great Impulse work from Keith Jarrett – recorded at a time when he had a lot sharper edge than later years, and was really matching the spirit of some of the post-Coltrane generation players on the label! The date's a live one, and features some relatively extended tracks – tunes that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early trio work from Keith Jarrett, and a bit straighter than some of his 70s work – but in a good way, with kind of a New York modern groove that reminds us of early material by Paul Bley or Steve Kuhn! The trio's a very progressive group – with Charlie Haden on bass and Paul Motian ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Keith Jarrett —
Shades ... LP ABC/Impulse, 1976. Very Good ...
A lost gem from Keith's "with horns" period – a quintet session from the mid 70s, recorded with a group that features Dewey Redman on tenor, plus Charlie Haden on bass, Paul Motian on drums and percussion, and Guilherme Franco on additional percussion. The feel is a bit straighter ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful illustration of the inherent sense of beauty in Keith Jarrett's early work – an approach to piano that was simple, straightforward, and marked by a ringing sense of tone that's evident in the very first note of the set! Jarrett here isn't trying to break any rules in jazz piano, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Vortex pressing. Cover looks great, save for some light aging on the back.)
Ultra-hip work from pianist Keith Jarrett – a session that's filled with joy and life, and which has a lot more energy than some of his albums for ECM! The work here is kind of a refinement of the freer styles that Jarrett had laid down on previous albums – performed with a strongly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label stereo/quad promo. Cover has light surface wear.)