Mostly tracks by the early tenor sax player Paul Howard – but the set also features a version of "Blue Yodel No 9", with vocals by Jimmie Rodgers and trumpet from Louis Armstrong! LP, Vinyl record album
A classic European date from Freddie Hubbard – recorded right around the vintage of his Red Clay years, but with a sound that hearkens back more towards his Blue Note sessions of the mid 60s! There's a nicely angular feel to this set – that bold, modern quality that really set Hubbard ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
With Martin Drover and Jan Allan on trumpets, Odd Ulleberg on french horn, Forde Thingnaes on trombone, Stein Erit Tafjord on tuba, Guttorm Guttormsen on alto and soprano sax, flute, and clarinet, Vidar Johansen on alto, soprano, and baritone sax and flute, Knut Riisnaes on tenor sax and flute, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Big Team includes Ken Hyder and Tony Marsh on drums, Paul Rogers and Roberto Bellatalla on bass, Elton Dean on saxello and wooden flute, Chris Biscoe on sax and alto clarinet, Ted Emmet on trumpet, and Nick Evans on trombone. LP, Vinyl record album
INTERface with Marion Brown —
Glimpses ... LP ReEntry, 1979. Near Mint- ...
With Marion Brown and Mark Whitecage on alto, John Fischer on piano and vocals, Rick Kilburn on bass, and Bobby Meyer, Thomas Whaley, and Phillip Wilson on drums. LP, 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
Milt Jackson —
Be Bop ... LP Atlantic/East West, 1988. Near Mint- ...
A surprisingly great record from Milt Jackson – and we're saying that after being plenty darn suspicious about a record titled Be Bop recorded in the late 80s! The set has Jackson returning to the sound of his earliest roots – the boppish material he first cut for Blue Note as a leader ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 surprisingly big collection of tracks from Milt – documenting his oft-forgotten years at Impulse Records, plus a few more sides from albums he cut with other folks for ABC. The range of the material is far greater than you might think – and takes Milt way past the MJQ stylings of ... 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
Proof that Milt Jackson was easily the hippest member of the Modern Jazz Quartet – and one of the few who could really open up into different sounds away from that combo! This sweet 70s set for CTI is totally great – a whole new chapter for Jackson's vibes, and a real re-setting of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Old timey tunes played by Jackson on soprano sax and clarinet and Ross on guitar. Titles include "I'm Drifting Back To Dreamland", "Black & Blue", "Tin Roof Blues", "Mood Indigo", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
A massive early Prestige set from tenorist Willis Jackson – and just the kind of record that set him firmly in the soul jazz camp for the 60s! By the time of the set, Jackson had already won plenty of fame for his R&B-tinged work – but here, he stretches out a bit more, and really ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Well, Jackson's anything but "cool" as a player – and this album sets his hard wailing tenor in great company with Brother Jack McDuff on organ and Wild Bill Jennings on guitar. The sound is in that gutbuckety early 60s soul jazz style that was showing up on a number of Prestige ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A 70s set from Willis Jackson – but one that has him working in the same groovy array of rhythms and phrasings brought to his best 60s work on Prestige! The group here features two familiar factors from before – Pat Martino on guitar and Carl Wilson on organ – both really ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Back to basics work from Willis Jackson – a live date recorded in France at the start of the 80s, but one that's done with a soul jazz vibe that recalls his 60s concert sets for Prestige! The group here is a quartet, with Richard Groove Holmes on Hammond – and the tracks are long and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jamal's recorded here live at the Blackhawk in San Francisco – a club that always gave a warm welcome to pianists of any nature. The trio features Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums – and tracks include Jamal's own "Night Mist Blues", plus "The Best ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label 70s Cadet pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and some wear.)
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
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
Ahmad Jamal —
Jamalca ... LP 20th Century, 1974. Near Mint- ...
After Ahmad spent the 60s playing mellow acoustic piano, he turned into a great jazz artist on the Fender Rhodes – and this album is one of the best he ever made in that genre. The record has some great orchestrations by Richard Evans, and Ahmad's tone is very rich and full, with a great ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A 70s 2-fer that collects 2 live sides originally issued by Argo, then subsequently by Chess under the Cadet label. Classic Chicago piano jazz – featuring the very popular pianist Ahmad Jamal, recorded at the legendary Pershing Lounge, down at 63rd and Cottage Grove and at the equally ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear, a cutout notch and an index sticker down the bottom half of the spine.)
Bob James —
12 ... LP Tappan Zee, 1984. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Titles include "No Pay No Play", "Courtship", "Midnight", "Ruby Ruby Ruby", and "Legacy". LP, Vinyl record album
Bob James —
H ... LP Tappan Zee/Columbia, 1980. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
The cover might be a bit gimmicky – with a giant image of a hot dog – but the album's actually one of the more sensitive outings from keyboardist Bob James at the time – a really refreshing blend of modes and styles, served up on Fender Rhodes, Oberheim, and acoustic piano! There' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bob James —
Touchdown ... LP Tappan Zee/Columbia, 1978. Very Good Gatefold ...
Sweet electric keys from the great Bob James – a record that's a bit smoother than some of his first few classics for CTI, but still plenty darn nice! The set's got Bob working with a range of key fusion and studio players who include Steve Gadd, Earl Klugh, Eric Gale, Hubert Laws, Mongo ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
A great little trio session from Keith Jarrett – still in the mode of some of his other ECM work, but almost a bit more back to basics as well! The group here features Gary Peacock on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums – both working beautifully with Keith in a flurry of colors, tones, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A live performance from pianist Keith Jarrett, recorded at Suntory Hall in Tokyo – but one that's a bit different than some of the solo sets that came earlier in his career, as it's got both a different sound and different style overall! The tracks here aren't side-long improvisations, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wild and wonderful work by Keith Jarrett – light years away from his records on ECM! The album features a quartet that includes Dewey Redman on tenor, Charlie Haden on bass, and Paul Motian on drums – but it's clearly Keith who's driving the bus here, taking lots of odd twists and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A totally wonderful album from the young Keith Jarrett – and a set that's different than most of the pianist's other well-known modes – not his solo improvisations, not his successful trio material, and not even his more outside quartet modes of the 70s – but instead this ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key early moment for Keith Jarrett – his first-ever solo album, recorded in the early 70s for ECM – and the start of a huge legacy of later work! Before this set, Jarrett had recorded some compelling trio material for Atlantic – and he was also exploring more spiritually ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautifully complex work from Keith Jarrett – and one of the 70s albums that really shows his blossoming past jazz into a whole realm of new styles! The album features some works for instrumental ensembles – including a String Quartet and a Brass Quartet – plus a large orchestral ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A heady double-length set from Keith Jarrett – some of his more sharper-edged work of the time, even though the session follows the free-flowing solo aproach of his other ECM recordings! The first half of the set features the extended "Invocations" suite – a work that has ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bent corner at the top left, a Digital Recordings sticker, and promo stamp.)
A genre-defining moment from pianist Keith Jarrett – a record that really set the world on fire, and which continues to charm all these many decades later! Although Jarrett had already made some amazing music in a trio setting during the 60s, and in his more freewheeling groups with Dewey ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A strong quartet date, with a bit more edge than some of his solo piano records – thanks to work by Jan Garbarek on soprano and tenor, Palle Danielsson on bass, and John Christensen on drums. Jarrett also plays a bit of percussion and timbales! LP, Vinyl record album
Keith Jarrett —
Shades ... LP ABC/Impulse, 1976. Near Mint- ...
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
Sublime solo piano – from that early 70s moment when Keith Jarrett was not only finding a whole new voice for himself, but also creating a whole new format in music! The tracks here are all long, live, solo improvisations – played by Jarrett at a level that's unbridled, but never ... 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
Keith Jarrett —
Staircase ... LP ECM, 1977. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
4 beautiful side-long solo piano pieces from Keith Jarrett – "Staircase", "Hourglass", "Sundial", and "Sand". LP, Vinyl record album
One of the crowning moments of Keith Jarrett's longform improvised style of the 70s – a huge batch of concert material recorded in Japan – done in a style that's similar to his famous Koln and Berlin concert records! This promo features excerpts from different performances in Osaka, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Keith Jarrett with Charlie Haden & Jan Garbarek —
Arbour Zena ... LP ECM, 1976. Near Mint- ...
A beautiful large-concept album from Keith Jarrett – one that features his piano, the bass of Charlie Haden, and the tenor and soprano sax of Jan Garbarek as the main solo instruments over larger string orchestrations! There's a sense of excitement to the record right from the start – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Guus Janssen —
On The Line ... LP Claxon (Netherlands), 1980. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
A great little live set – ostensibly a Dizzy Gillespie performance, but with some very strong guest stars! The core of the group is Diz's great one from the early 60s – with Lalo Schifrin on piano and Leo Wright on alto and flute, and they're joined by Stan Getz, JJ Johnson, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early Norm Granz production, before they were issued under the JATP moniker, though basically the same idea. In fact, this set would later get repackaged as a JATP side. As you'd expect, it's an all star cast, with a group that includes Flip Phillips, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Johnny ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The landmark first album to feature the Jazz Crusaders playing live at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach – the start of a great run of albums that would go onto help redefine the sound of soul jazz in the 60s! Although the group was already plenty darn great on their studio sides, working at ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seminal work from one of the hippest jazz singers ever – a session that showed the world that Eddie Jefferson was firmly back in business during the 60s! The set's got a really rollicking feel, and a bit more influence from soul than the bop of Eddie's roots – with elements of gospel ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the grooviest albums ever from Eddie Jefferson – a perfect blend of his earlier vocalese roots with a hipper, more swinging 60s style of soul jazz! The album's got an upbeat, joyous feel throughout – exploding with the sort of dynamic energy we've always loved in Eddie's singing ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Eddie's last great records, and a smoking live set that has him singing with a group that includes Eric Kloss, Richie Kole, and Mickey Tucker playing some sweet electric piano. The vibe is more traditional vocalese than some of Eddie's other Muse recordings, with a return to the solid sound ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Paul Jeffrey —
Family ... LP Mainstream, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
One of the bolder records from tenor saxophonist Paul Jeffrey – a player from the east coast scene who recorded most strongly for Mainstream records in the early 70s! The group on this album is relatively large – directed by Ernie Wilkins, but with modes that are a lot looser and more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ronny Johansson —
Occasion ... LP Dragon (Sweden), 1981. Near Mint- ...
All tracks are originals by the leader – and the quartet features Ronny Johansson on piano, Ove Ingemarsson on tenor, Matz Nilsson on electric bass, and Anders Kjellberg on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
One of the most soulful sessions ever cut by tenorist Budd Johnson – recorded with a cool combo that features Al Williams on some smoking Hammond – plus bass and drums. Lots of tracks are originals – and titles include the jazz dance groover "Ya Ya" – plus "Ex ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A silly title, but one of those great Uptown albums from the 80s – a real back to basics set that features strong tenor from Budd Johnson and smoking alto from Phil Woods! The group also features Richard Wyands on piano, too. LP, Vinyl record album
Swedish recording that pairs the great tenor player with a tight local group, and has them laying down a number of standard jazz tracks like "Lester Leaps In", "Now's The Time", and "Body & Soul" in nice long relaxed versions. Budd also reprises his older "Ya ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A weird little record – but not without some nice moments! The record was produced and put together by Jan Hammer – and in many ways, is very much like his hard-jamming fusion work fo the time. Earle plays congas, timbales, moog, and other percussion – and also sings on a number ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the hippest, hardest albums that trombonist JJ Johnson ever cut for Columbia – a session we'd rank right up there with his amazing JJ Inc record, and like that one a really cooking hardbop record that maybe even rivals the best on Blue Note and Prestige at the time! As with that gem, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best early albums on the legendary Debut label – a unique 4 trombone session that features the talents of JJ Johnson, Kai Winding, Bennie Green, and Willie Dennis – all set to rhythm by the trio of John Lewis on piano, Charles Mingus on bass, and Art Taylor on drums! The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare American outing from British bandleader Laurie Johnson – an artist who's probably best known for his famous soundtrack work of the 60s, but who steps out here in a surprisingly nice instrumental mode! The style here is a bit like that of John Dankworth on some of his American records ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the more ambitious titles in the legendary Lansdowne series – a batch of work from mostly-soundtrack composer Laurie Johnson – featuring key solo work by Joe Harriott on alto, Tubby Hayes and Tony Coe on tenors, and Kenny Wheeler on trumpet! LP, Vinyl record album
An excellent debut from saxophonist Bobby Jones – an extremely talented player whose work was a big part of the Charles Mingus group in the early 70s – and an artist who works with a surprising sense of soul! The album's got Bobby in a really great lineup – with sensitive backing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunning early set as a leader from Elvin Jones – both a tremendous demonstration of the free energy he let loose after the passing of John Coltrane, and a set that's also still got some key Coltrane-esque elements! As with other Jones albums to follow, Elvin's got some key reedmen on hand ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hank Jones at the height of his powers – working in an unusual trio with the great Isla Eckinger on bass – a well-rounded, soulfully-toned player who really helps make some magic on the set! Hank's talents are well-known, and very much in their best form here – but the slightly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Duo recordings on two concert grand pianos by Jones and Flanagan, with titles including "Relaxin' At Camarillo", "In A Sentimental Mood", "Some Day My Prince Will Come", "Afternoon In Paris", "Au Privave", "I'm All Smiles", "Rockin' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Recorded live at Pepe's Club in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in November of 1985, with Oliver Jones on piano, Skip Beckwith on bass and Anil Sharma on drums. Titles include "All The Things You Are", "On Green Dolphin Street", "Gershwin Medley", "Round Midnight" and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great project from Philly Joe Jones' Dameronia group – with trumpet from Johnny Coles, alto from Frank Wess, baritone from Cecil Payne, tenor from Charles Davis, and piano from Walter Davis Jr! LP, Vinyl record album
A stunner of an album – and one that definitely draws plenty power from the double drummers in the lead! The set's way different than most of Elvin Jones' other work of the time – and is even more hard-hitting than some of the Philly Joe Jones sessions too – and, unusual for ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the last really all-star sets from Quincy Jones – and a record that reprises the format of some of his big records of the 70s – like Mellow Madness or Body Heat – in a way that has Quincy surrounding himself with top-shelf artists of all sorts, from jazz soloists, to hip ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Sam Jones' hippest sessions of the 70s – recorded with a quintet that also includes Charles McPherson on alto, Barry Harris on piano, David Williams on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
Sam Jones —
Chant ... LP Riverside, 1961. Very Good ...
Early genius from Sam Jones – the kind of record that showed the world that he was way more than just a bass player – even though he was pretty darn great at that! At the time of the set, Sam was already raising plenty of ears with his work in the Cannonball Adderley group, an outfit ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really goofy little record – one that has the great Spike Jones taking on the hi-fi generation – demonstrating the qualities of your system with a huge amount of sound effects mixed with music! (Now Sound, Jazz)LP, Vinyl record album
A really unique little small group effort from the team of Thad Jones and Pepper Adams – one that predates Jones' bigger band work with Mel Lewis (also part of the group here), and offers one of the few chances to hear him in a small group in the late 60s! The record's got a care and charm ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album