Sun Ra —
Antique Blacks ... LP Art Yard/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1974. New Copy (reissue)...
Amazing work from Sun Ra – record that really features a great range of sounds and styles, and a heck of a lot of soul as well! Ra plays some especially nice rocksichord on the set – that freaky, fuzzy keyboard that comes off sounding like a guitar, even though it's played with keys ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the darkest Sun Ra albums of the early 70s – and a set that's also a bit unusual in his catalog as well! The album was issued during Ra's run with Impulse Records – a period that mostly saw the label reissue previous records from the Saturn catalog – save for a rare few ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An obscure session from Sun Ra and the Arkestra, and a great one too – a set that's maybe a bit different than some of their other material from the time! The album's from the early 80s, but maybe feels a bit more like the group in the late 50s – when they were in Chicago, and first ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sun Ra —
Cosmos ... LP Inner City, 1977. New Copy (reissue)...
One of the best-remembered Sun Ra albums from the 70s – a really cool little session that features Ra playing the unusual "rocksichord" all the way through! The instrument's a very weird one – kind of like a messed-up electric piano, with lots of cool broken notes and a weird ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really wonderful album from Sun Ra and the Arkestra – recorded during their early 70s relationship with Impulse Records, but rejected by the label at the time – because the sound was too far ahead of its time! That lack is our gain, though – as the session's gone onto legendary ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A lost slice of work from Sun Ra's early 70s years on Impulse Records – one of the few new recordings created for his association with that label (most of the titles were reissues of earlier Saturn albums) – but one that was never issued at the time! Cymbals saw some release later, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
If this is disco, point us in the direction of Studio 54! The album's one of Ra's greatest from the 70s – recorded in Italy in 1978, and featuring some incredibly otherworldly keyboards that are some of his most enigmatic on record! The track "Disco 3000" is an incredible workout ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the key non-Saturn Sun Ra albums of the 70s – and like his records for Blue Thumb and Impulse, a set that really helped awaken the world to his talents! This album may well be one of the most bracing of the bunch – as it features live material recorded by Ra and the Arkestra at ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Sun Ra's best non-Saturn live sets of the 70s – a nice little record that shows the group mixing it up with equal parts avant garde and straight ahead jazz, all handled in that ever-growing large group style that made them a real force to be reckoned with in a concert setting! The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare live set from the later years of Sun Ra – and one that maybe goes a bit more outside at points than some of the titles of the time that saw wider commercial release! The set begins with the sort of material that would have been right at home on Saturn Records at the start of the 70s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredible work from one of Sun Ra's most enigmatic periods! The album was recorded in Italy in 1978, right around the same time as "Disco 2000" (and not too far off from Languidity) – and it features Ra playing around with lots of cool spacey keyboards, in a spare cosmic style ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stone classic – and one of the wilder, more electronic albums from Sun Ra – a set that has him playing on "two moog synthesizers" – which both sound as if they're going at the same time! The rest of the group is quite small – with only John Gilmore, Marshall ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Impulse issue of an excellent Saturn session from 1959. Ra and the Arkestra are playing in a fine mix of straight jazz and spacey styles, with Ra on electric piano throughout the entire set. A few tracks have some great chanted vocals – and we're not sure if they're sung by one of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label ABC/Impulse pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, but is nice overall.)
A classic Sun Ra set from the late 60s – recorded in New York in 1968, and featuring a lineup that includes Kwami Hadi on trumpet, Marshall Allen and Danny Davis on alto and flute, John Gilmore on tenor and drums, and Pat Patrick on baritone and flute – all classic players who are the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The 2nd volume of the Solar-Myth sessions! Recorded in New York in 1970, with an Arkestra that includes Kwame Hadi, Ali Hassan, Danny Davis, John Gilmore, and Clifford Jarvis – and instrumentation that includes moog, space dimension mellophone, ancient Egyptian Infinity drum, and lots of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Landmark work from Sun Ra – a rare 1964 performance that features some very early work from Pharoah Sanders, a good deal of which is appearing here for the first time ever! The material was recorded at Judson Hall – and marks a great large venue performance by the Arkestra on the New ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two long live improvisations by the Radical Empathy Trio – a group that features Nels Cline on guitars, Michael Wimberly on drums, and Thollen McDonas on a variety of keyboards! The sounds here are not unfamiliar if you've heard some of Cline's freer recordings – but even then, the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent session of exotica-tinged Latin jazz – put together by pianist Don Ralke, and featuring some great work from flute player Buddy Collette – in a spirit that's very similar to Collette's own classic Jazz Heat Bongo Beat album! The set's also got some great bongo work by Jack ... (Latin, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split spine and bottom seam.)
A killer record from Cali drummer Jemal Ramirez – maybe his greatest set so far as a leader, and a record that features a top-shelf lineup that really captures his vision! We'll be honest in saying that it was vibist Warren Wolf who first caught our attention here – as we love anything ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the funkiest albums ever cut by Don Randi – a hip LA keyboardist who's played on countless funky sessions! The album's got Don in a sextet with flute, guitar, bass, and percussion – and although most tracks feature Don on acoustic piano, there's a distincly electric vibe running ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent lost classic from Detroit soul jazz powerhouse Phil Ranelin! Trombonist Ranelin was one of the key figures in the city's Tribe Records scene – and this album is one of the greatest that the label ever issued. The set features Ranelin on trombone, Marcus Belgrave on trumpet, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 2018 pressing – endorsed by Phil Ranelin!)
Jimmy Raney & Martial Solal —
Date ... LP Stil (France), 1981. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Really unusual late work from guitarist Jimmy Raney – a compelling set of duets with French modernist Martial Solal! LP, Vinyl record album
A great overview of 4 key modern guitar players of the 50s – Jimmy Raney, Dick Garcia, Joe Puma, and Chuck Wayne – all presented here in tracks that may well be exclusive to this release. (We know that Raney recorded an album or two for ABC, but haven't seen any from Wayne, Puma, or ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent early material from guitarist Ernest Ranglin – a player you may know better from his famous reggae and rocksteady session work of the 60s and 70s – but who sounds equally great hear in a straight jazz format too! The album's got a tight small combo approach – with very ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ernest Ranglin —
Jazz Jamaica ... LP Federal/Dub Store (Japan), 1964. New Copy (reissue)...
One of the best jazz albums we've ever heard from legendary guitarist Ernest Ranglin – recorded quite early in his career for the tiny Federal label, and done with a fire that's missing from some of his other later records! The album's way more than just another instrumental outing with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Enrico Rava —
Plot ... LP ECM, 1977. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
With Palle Danielson on bass, John Abercrombie on guitar, and Jon Christensen on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp obscured by a sticker. Labels have the promo notice obscured by stickers.)
One of the richest 70s albums by Enrico Rava – a set scored with a fullness that matches Rava's own bold notes on the trumpet, and which is carried off in a mix of Latin and European themes that are really wonderful! The set's got a sense of ambition that matches work by the Charlie Haden ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real winner from Sonny Red's initial burst upon the New York scene – and a great mix of soul jazz and hardbop, all augmented by Red's wonderful tone! The group's a sextet, in the tight Jazzland style – and players include Barry Harris, Blue Mitchell, and Yusef Lateef. Tracks are ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label mono Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has some edge wear, with a few stains on back, nothing major.)
A real highlight in the Black Saint catalog – killer duets between the tenor of Dewey Redman and drums of Ed Blackwell – old partners from their days with Ornette Coleman, sounding just as brilliant here on their own! The style here is looser and freer than their work with Ornette, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, & Brian Blade —
RoundAgain ... LP Nonesuch, 2020. New Copy ...
One of those rare cases where an all-star group is really worth the weight of its talent – as this quartet really sounds wonderful together, and make you know that you're in for a treat right from the very first note in the set! The best energy of the record might come from the rhythmic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent later work from trumpeter Dizzy Reece – best known for his classic late 50s sides on Blue Note and New Jazz, but heard here as part of a great flurry of 70s revival sessions! The work's got an arch modern tone that's really surprising – almost a bit like Ted Curson at times, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record that's noteworthy not just for being one of the few to feature trumpeter Waymon Reed as a leader – but also for offering up some obscure 70s work by tenorist Jimmy Forrest! Also features Tommy Flanagan on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink with hype sticker. Cover has a cutout notch.)
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a bent corner and small split in the top seam.)
Resavoir ... LP International Anthem, 2019. New Copy ...
A beautiful International Anthem debut from Resavoir – a group led by Will Miller, a musician who's equally skilled at both keyboards and trumpet – and who often plays in a style that sometimes makes it hard to tell which sound is coming from which instrument! In other words, there's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet Brazilian fusion from keyboardist Marcos Resende – best known to our ears for his groundbreaking work with the group Index! This set's sweeter than that work, but still quite nice – a selection of tunes made famous by Roberto Carlos, done by Resende in instrumental versions that ... (Brazil, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and a small store sticker on one edge.)
Jeff Resnick —
SAC ... LP RIT/Outernational (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)...
A totally wonderful little record, and one with a very unlikely origin story too – given that the music was originally composed to highlight the different creative departments at the Rochester Institute Of Technology in the late 70s! The music is all jazz on side one – done in this ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hard grooving work from the middle years of the Return To Forever group – featuring the line up with Chick Corea on keys, synths & percussion, Stanley Clarke on bass, organ and more, Lenny White on percussion and Al DiMeola on guitar. As you'd expect from this crew, this is some of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the hardest-jamming Return To Forever albums – recorded with the post-Brazilian lineup that includes Chick Corea on keyboards, Stanley Clarke on bass, Lenny White on percussion, and Al DiMeola on guitars. Corea's very firmly in the lead – stretching out in heavy keyboard romps ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ambitious fusion work from Gian Piero Reverberi – an Italian keyboardist with a really sweet sound! The set's kind of in a disco-fusion mode, with some slightly more serious touches – and a few of the tracks on the album have a nice laidback and funky approach, thanks to drums from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful example of the maturation of American avant jazz in the 70s – a set that has the Revolutionary Ensemble really drawing their sound into focus, drawing on older experimental modes and forging them into a rich new vision – one that would certainly live up to the AACM's promise ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
With Kenny Rice on drums, Richard Martin on guitar, Ray Kennedy on piano, Freddie Washington on tenor and soprano sax, and Tom Kennedy on bass, featuring Nat Adderley on trumpet and vocals. LP, Vinyl record album
Slick funky fusion from Buddy – a bit of a change from some of his other work of the 70s, but still pretty nice. The format is still in a big band mode, but the overall production's a bit slicker – so that there's more electric and studio touches next to Buddy's full-on horn section ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A repackaged two-fer including The Rich Rebellion and Voice Is Rich albums. Rich Rebellion is tighter than usual for Buddy Rich at Verve – but still a great little set, thanks to some soulfully swinging arrangements from Ernie Wilkins – who was really at the top of his game at this ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The last-ever recording of drumming great Buddy Rich – and a set that we'd put right up there next to his best records of the previous two decades! Buddy's in familiar formation here, but the sound is wonderful – recorded live at Ronnie Scott's nightclub in London, with this mixture of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nothing "blues" about this set – as Buddy Rich is working with some of the best soul jazz players of the Groove Merchant label – on a set that's one of his few small combo albums from the 70s! The vibe is very relaxed and laidback, and even Buddy's tight drumming can't over-hy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner. Vinyl has some oxidation and plays with light noise.)
Buddy Rich —
New One! ... LP Pacific Jazz, 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Very hard-burning work from Buddy's hip band of the mid 60s – a large ensemble, but one that features searing horn parts that cut through the bigger arrangements with ease! Buddy really had an ear for tuning power with personality at this point in his career – and although the group ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A hard and heavy side from Buddy, and true to his reputation and the title of the LP, he comes out swinging! The set features a top notch mid 60s group, and from the sound of the numbers on this set, ol' Buddy did need to hand out any of his famous lectures on the bus afterwards, with some crisp ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove with Pacific Jazz inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Buddy keeps things nice and Sweet on this session – pairing up with trumpeter Edison in a nicely swinging set of tunes that opens up with the best Verve approach of the 50s! The group features Jimmy Rowles on piano, Barney Kessel on guitar, and John Simmons on bass – working with Rich ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with trumpeter logo & deep groove. NOTE – Cover is stained and flaky on 3 inches along the spine, with a half split bottom seam.)
Excellent groovy jazz from the great Emil Richards! The legendary LA vibist is caught live at Donte's – and is playing with Dave Makay on piano and percussion, as well as a bunch of other LA hipsters. The general groove is more jazz oriented than Emil's other records, but still very nice. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)
A cool take on the music of Charles Mingus – handled here by his old drummer Dannie Richmond, in a great small combo mode that's quite different than usual! The tunes are all pretty darn dynamic, but have a really different flavor – some very right drums from Richmond, who almost seems ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)
Frank Ricotti & Mike De Albuquerque —
First Wind ... LP Alternative Fox (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)...
A gem of a record from the key years when the British scene was effortlessly mixing up jazz and rock – and coming up with music that was a lot more sophisticated, cool, and groovy than you'd ever guess from the term "jazz rock"! The group's a core effort from vibist Frank Ricotti ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic bit of Japanese fusion from the 70s – and a set that managed to circulate pretty heavily on these shores at the time, which is quite an accomplishment for an expensive piece of import vinyl! That track record is no surprise, though, given that the group's really a showcase for a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Direct Disk pressing.)
Lee Ritenour —
Rit ... LP Elektra, 1981. Very Good+ ...
Few people did soulful fusion better than Lee Ritenour back in the early 80s – and the guitarist always seemed to find a way to really link together all the different sounds of the electric genre – from heavy jamming to soulful grooving to a rock-like appreciation for a good hook! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare Lyle Ritz lead session for Verve – in which the session vet steps out with a set of bop and swing-learned jazz cuts featuring Ritz's ukulele out front! Ritz was more or less known as a bassist at the time, but got an opportunity to step out with the uke here, on a number of standards ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereophonic pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split in the top seam.)
Side one, a side-long piece called "Ripples" is a duet with Rivers on flute and Holland on bass. Side two is another long duet, "Deluge", featuring Rivers on piano with Holland on bass again. Both pieces are a bit over 23 minutes apiece. LP, Vinyl record album
One of Freddie's best ever albums – and a cool session that has a much more laid back, less hokey, and groovier feel than his Blue Note stuff. Freddie leads a trio that includes Vincent Corrao on guitar and Eddie Gladden on drums, and the group is augmented by Ralph Dorsey's conga. Freddie ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue trident label stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Label has some fading of the silver print. Cover has a cutout hole.)
The drums are certainly unlimited here – and the album's a really unique one, in that it shows Max Roach in 2 different settings – one with a group, and one that's simply solo! One batch of tracks has Max in the company of a tight group of soul jazz players like Freddie Hubbard, Roland ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A later percussion ensemble album by Max Roach – one done in the style of some of his earlier 60s percussion experiments, but with a fuller scope, and a more serious feel overall. The ensemble was first formed in 1970, but recorded here with a very ambitious tone as part of Columbia's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic album from overlooked Candian tenorist Billy Robinson – a hell of a player, and one who might have been huge if this album were issued on a regular label in the US – instead of as a project by Radio Canada up north! Robinson has a wonderful vision here – gently ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Red Rodney & Ira Sullivan —
Sprint ... LP Elektra, 1983. Near Mint- ...
A tremendous live performance from the group co-led by Red Rodney and Ira Sullivan – two players who really bring a lot to each other's music! There's a mode here that really blows us away – a careful, sensitive approach that allows each horn player to hit their most lyrical moments ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really beautiful record by young Chilean pianist Enrique Rodriguez – a set that's got little more going on than piano and keyboards, but which really makes the most of those elements! Rodriguez plays in a style that's not entirely jazz – maybe more moody instrumentals with a slight ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing – in a black sleeve with the image on a sticker in the corner.)
A real standout from the great Shorty Rogers – and a smoking set that has him turning his many talents towards the world of bossa nova! By the time of this set, Shorty was as great an arranger as he was a trumpeter – really one of the go-to guys around LA for hipper soundtracks and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic West Coast session, long hailed by critics as one of the best to come out of the LA scene. Shorty Rogers leads a crack group of players (Art Pepper, Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Cooper) through a bunch of short swinging tracks that really have an edge to them. One of the best things Rogers ever did ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split seams and light surface wear.)
Shorty Rogers —
Short Stops ... LP RCA/Bluebird, Mid 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
A collection of dates from 1953 and 1954, featuring Shorty Rogers and His Giants and His Orchestra. LP, Vinyl record album
Quite possibly our favorite Shorty Rogers album ever – an incredible soundtrack that's unlike most of his other work of the time! The record features Shorty's score for the film Tarzan The Ape Man (and a cover that has Shorty being carried in the arms of same!) – and as you might guess ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
A pretty darn great record, and a lot more swinging than you'd expect! The basic theme is the Wizard Of Oz – but Shorty makes the tunes groove way way more than they ever did, and thanks to help from hip players like Jimmy Giuffre, Herb Geller, and Bud Shank, the tracks have loads of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small peeled spot on front at the top edge.)
One of Sonny Rollins' best albums ever, and a totally inspired, totally non-stop freewheeling live set, recorded with Don Cherry, Bob Cranshaw, and Billy Higgins! Working on long tracks in an unfettered setting, Rollins' hits one of those rare moments of genius where he can turn his solo over and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has ring & edge wear, splitting on the top seam, and initials in marker on the back.)
A strange one, and from this perspective, it seems like a crazy decision to pair modernist tenorist Sonny Rollins with a set of large brassy arrangements. Oddly, though, the idea works, and works nicely – as Rollins' edgey solos cut through the heavy arrangements with ease, creating some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has has light wear, some aging, and a light stain.)
A tremendous little album from Sonny Rollins – one of his most sharp-edged sessions of the mid 60s, and a bold departure from some of his previous work for RCA! The album has a crackling sense of energy that more than lives up to the exclamation point in the title – a starker quality ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA pressing in a non-gatefold cover, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover appears to have been signed by the artist on index labels on front.)
If worktime was like this for us, you'd catch us showing up on the job early every day – but sadly, nothing at our office can match the brilliance of early Sonny Rollins here – a sharp-edged genius that perfectly illustrates why he was one of the greatest players on his horn for many ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover is a bit wavy from moisture. Shrinkwrap has a price sticker.)
An unbelievably fantastic album, and perhaps the greatest one that Dom Um Romao ever cut! Dom recorded this set in America with a blend of Brazilian and New York musicians – creating an incredible sound that's unlike anything else we can think of – a rich harmony of Brazilian roots and ... (Brazil, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible set of Brazilian jazz – one of the few albums that percussionist Dom Um Romao recorded as a leader, and sublime all the way through! The record's got a wonderful blend of funky fusion and Brazilian percussion – and features a group from two continents that includes Sivuca ... (Brazil, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Linda Ronstadt & The Nelson Riddle Orchestra —
What's New ... LP Asylum, 1983. Near Mint- ...
(Canadian pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Michel Roques —
Chorus ... LP Saravah/Souffle Continu (France), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
An amazing album from the legendary Saravah label – one of the imprint's lesser-known gems from the 70s, but a set that's got the same compelling mix of modes you'd find in their albums from Barney Wilen, Brigitte Fontaine, Pierre Barouh, or the Art Ensemble Of Chicago! Reedman Michel Roques ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Larry Rose plays some mighty sweet keyboards on this late 70s set – electric piano, organ, and other keys as well – and also sings a fair bit on the record, in this great blend of jazz, soul, and some tighter modes of the time! The approach is maybe a bit in the territory of jazzy soul ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic work from Swedish tenorist Bernt Rosengren – one of his best albums ever, and done with a nice mix of soul and edge! Players include Lalle Svensson on trumpet, Goran Fagerstedt or Lars Sjosten on piano, Bjorn Alke and Torbjorn Hultcrantz on bass, and Bo Skoglund on drums – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This album's a "partner" to the duo's other MPS album, Conversation, which (like this one) was also recorded during a one-week engagement at the Domicile nightclub in Munich. The group features great rhythm work from bassist Isla Eckinger, pianist Rob Pronk, and drummer Todd Canedy. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has an unglued bottom seam.)
An incredible debut from vibist Joel Ross – an artist who's already given us great moments on records with Makaya McCraven, Marquis Hill, and others – but who's completely his own man here right from the start! Ross instantly emerges as a major creative force – leading the combo, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
British reedman Ronnie Ross really shines brightly on this set – a well-crafted batch of tunes that takes a great lead from his strong work on baritone sax! The sound is somewhat tightly arranged – a bit in a US west coast mode from the time – but the groove's also a bit looser ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has some waviness and staining due to moisture along the bottom.)
Ross De Luxe Syncopators include Robert Cookie Mason, Melvin Herbert, Eddie Cooper, Edmond Hall, Robert Cloud, Earl Evans, Alonzo Ross, Casper Towie, Richard Fullbright, Frank Houston, and Margaret Miller. Savoy Bearcats include Gilbert Paris, Demas Dean, James Reevy, Carmello Jejo, Otto Mikell, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Forgive the silly pun in the title – and just dive in and dig this excellent 70s album from pianist Jimmie Rowles – a set that's maybe his hippest of the decade, thanks in part to work from Buster Williams on bass and Billy Hart on drums! With Buster and Billy in the mix, the set's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare session as a soloist for saxophonist Marshall Royal – and a record that provides a tremendous focus on his amazing tone! As you can see by the title, Royal's blowing here with a larger group led by Gordon Jenkins – but the style's never as sleepy as some of Jenkins' other work, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very cool larger group project from pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba – recorded in Cuba, before his fame in the US – with a group that includes Manuel Valera on soprano and alto sax, Rafael Carrasco on tenor and flute, and Lazaro Cruz on trumpet! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover and label have a small name in marker.)
A sublime trio set from drummer Charles Rumback – a record that has us really appreciating the special touch the leader can bring to a date, as this album may also be one of the best that we've heard from pianist Jim Baker in years! Baker has this great way of sounding soulful and lyrical, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tremendous work from Howard Rumsey's early Lighthouse group – and a great example of why they were such a great act at the time! The "solo spotlight" in the title is extremely apt here – as each of the album's tracks features a standout performance by group members who emerge ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Todd Rundgren/Emil Nikolaisen/Hans Peter Lindstrom —
Runddans ... LP Smalltown Supersound (Norway), 2015. Near Mint- 2LP ...
A recent, more experimental album from Todd Rundgren – still with vocals, but also with lots of samples and electronics too! (Rock, Jazz)LP, Vinyl record album
Mario Rusca —
Joyette ... LP Dire (Italy), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ...
Solo piano work from Mario Rusca – a nicely intimate side of this dynamic Italian pianist, who brings in some warm tones that are especially wonderful! Titles include "I Love You", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Up Jumped Spring", and the Rusca originals "Well ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album