A Scottish sextet, but one with a much fuller sound overall – this great blend of funk, jazz, and a bit of soul – the last of which comes up on the album's few vocal numbers! There's really strong ensemble feel that almost takes us back to the glory days of the Japanese club jazz ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic work from Carlos Nino – and a great return to the kind of highly collaborative projects that made him one of the key spiritual jazz talents to emerge in the 21st Century! The record's a shift from some of the quieter, more contemplative work that Carlos has given us of late – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson —
Chicago Waves ... LP International Anthem, 2020. Near Mint- ...
A record that's a bit of a dream come true for us at Dusty Groove – a set that features two of our favorite contemporary musicians, recording at a unique venue in our fair city – with a vibe that makes the record one of the best we've ever heard from the pair! Carlos Nino was one of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing, with obi, insert, and International Anthem inner sleeve.)
Early work from the North Texas Lab Band – an ensemble that would go onto become one of the biggest breeding grounds for jazz talents in the Lonestar State! At this point in their recorded career, the group have a heavy Kentonite influence – no surprise, since they get notes and an ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine and bottom seam.)
North Texas State University Lab Band —
Lab 67! ... LP NTSU, 1967. Very Good+ ...
Players include Joe Randazzo on trombone and Rich Margolis on vibes! Titles include "Anadge", "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat", "Swag's Groove", "Nature Boy", and "Easy To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the top seam.)
North Texas State University Lab Band —
Lab 69 ... LP NTSU, 1969. Near Mint- ...
Titles include a great version of Edu Lobo's "Casa Forte" – plus "Hairy Brouhaha", "South Shore", "Three Freaks", "Eleanor Rigby", and "The Yard Went On Forever". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has small center splits in the top and bottom seams.)
North Texas State University Lab Band —
Lab 72 ... LP NTSU, 1972. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
Features trumpet from Marvin Stamm – plus some great organ and electric piano from Butch Nordal! Titles include "Groove Merchant", "Me N Hog", "Notoriety", "Sweet Thing", "Amazing Bayou Slim", and "The Hanging Garden". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a small split on the top seam and some light aging.)
North Texas State University Lab Band —
Lab 76! ... LP NTSU, 1976. Near Mint- ...
An obscure college big band record – but a groovy one! The group's a great one – really tight, really swinging, and with a slight bit of funk. The tracks are all original, played with a mixture of acoustic horns and piano, pushed by electric bass, very much in the mode of Woody Herman' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a bit of fading along the spine.)
North Texas State University Lab Band —
Lab 77 ... LP NTSU, 1977. Sealed ...
Directed by Leon Breedin, features Dan Higgins, Brad Gregory, James Fort, Steve Spencer, and Mark Henderson on saxophones, Bill Collins, Ron Bergan, Tom Gause, Doug Coltman, and Jim Powell on trombones, Wayne Feschuk on piano, Bruce Lett on bass, James Chirillo on guitar, and Robert Landis on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
North Texas State University Lab Band —
Lab 80 ... LP NTSU, 1980. Very Good+ ...
Directed by Leon Breedin, with featured soloists that include Mike Smith on alto, Dave Riekenberg on tenor, Matt Nicholl on piano, Paul Mazzio on flugelhorn, Dan Sales on guitar, Neil Harman on flugelhorn, Jim Snidero on alto, Mario Cruz on tenor, Chris Seiter on trombone, Woody Lingle on bass, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Directed by Leon Breedin, with featured soloists Chris Seiter on trombone, Gregg Bissonette on drums, Bad Duts on percussion, Tim Ries on soprano and tenor, Phil DeGreg on piano, Paul Mazzio on flugelhorn, Greg Waits on trombone, Mark Goodyear on baritone, Neil Harmon on flugelhorn, Kim Corbet on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)
North Texas State University Lab Band —
Lab 84 ... LP NTSU, 1984. Sealed ...
Directed by Neil Slater. Featured soloists include John Ballantyne on piano, Craig Handy and Larry Panella on tenor, John Schroeder on alto and soprano, Steve Williams on alto, Rodney Lancaster and David Bandman on trombone, Ross Hansen on guitar, Frank Campos on trumpet, Dave Von Blohn and Chuck ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great entry in this excellent series from the always-great NTSU Lab Band – an ensemble that was definitely a cut above other school bands of the time! The set's noteworthy in that it features work from a young Steve Turre on bass – and other players include John Eplen on vibes, Jim ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and back has a small piece of tape.)
North Texas State University One O'Clock Lab Band —
Lab 85 ... LP NTSU, 1985. Near Mint- ...
Directed by Neil Slater, with featured soloists Rene Saenz on alto, John Murphy and John Nugent on tenor, James Farnsworth on baritone, Patrick Mallinger on soprano, John Ballantyne on piano, Mark Prather on trumpet, Tony Pia on drums, Rick Peckham on guitar, Jim Rotondi on trumpet, and Bret ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Norvo plays in two settings – a smaller band with Jimmy Rowles on piano, Bob Carter on bass, Bill Douglass on drums, Ben Webster on tenor, and Harry Edison on trumpet; and a larger band that includes Don Fagerquist, Ed Leddy, Ray Linn, and Don Paladino on trumpets, Ray Sims on trombone, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Includes the RCA inner sleeve. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)
Norwegian Radio Big Band plays compositions and arrangements by Bob Florence, with featured soloists that include Bjorn Johansen, Harald Bergersen, and Knut Riisnaes on tenor, Fode Thingnaes and Harald Halvorsen on trombone, Petter Kateraas and Atle Hammer on trumpet, and Bob Florence on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a distro sticker on back.)
One of the earliest records by the legendary Novi Singers – and a rare MPS set that exposed the group to a larger European audience! Novi hail from Poland, but have a name that's an condensation of the English phrase "new original vocal instruments" – a great summation of the ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful 180 gram pressing, on Speakers Corner – long out of print!)
Lovely work from Anita O'Day – a relatively obscure session that has her working with west coast arrangements from the pen of Bill Holman. The sound of the album's almost in the mood of a classic 50s Capitol album by June Christy – with a sophisticated and jazzy sound that O'Day didn't ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing. Cover has a name in marker on the front and back and a partial seam split on top.)
A beautiful mix of Quebecois prog and fusion – performed here by the core group Offenbach, working with larger accompaniment from the Vic Vogel Big Band! The performance is a unique one, but also a summation of all the freewheeling ideas that were taking place in this overlooked scene – ... (Rock, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 100 numbered copies!)
Long tracks, lots of open energy, and plenty of freewheeling solos too – just the sort of Japanese jazz album from the 70s we treasure so much! The group here is led by drummer George Ohtsuka – sometimes spelled Otsuka – and features Fumio Karashima on piano and Fender Rhodes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gelson Oliveira & Luiz Ewerling —
Terra ... LP Mad About Records (Portugal), 1983. New Copy (reissue)...
Sharp-changing fusion in the best Brazilian mode – one of those independent gems from the early 80s that really helped push the whole scene forward! Gelson Oliveira plays guitar and Luiz Ewerling plays drums – and the record's full of these great rhythms, nice time changes, and ... (Brazil, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic record from one of the greatest underground jazz groups of the 70s! Oneness of Juju are perhaps best known for the heavy funk of their first album, African Rhythms – but we're actually partial to this second album – a warmly spiritual batch of soul jazz tracks, and a set ... (Global Grooves, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Lacquered from the original master tapes in a tip-on sleeve. Includes 12 page booklet!)
A double-length live set from Oregon – one that acts as a nice bracket to their 70s work for the Vanguard label, and which maybe points the way towards the direction they'd soon take at ECM! As some of their contemporaries were maybe getting even more electric, the group deliver a fantastic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
With Dil Engelhard, Bob Driessen Mariette Rouppe van der Voort, Ab Baars, Louis Lanzing, Ad Gruter, Reijer Dorresteijn, Wim Timmermans, Willem van Manen, Victor Muller, Hans Visser, Pieter Smithuysen, and Cees van Zeeland. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker on front and is lightly bent at the spine.)
A nice live set by this all-star group – recorded in Japan, with Ralph Brown on tenor, Michael Phillip Mossman on trumpet, Kenny Garrett on alto, Harry Pickens on piano, Kenny Davis on bass, and Ralph Peterson on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the Blue Note inner sleeve. Cover has a cuotut hole and DMM sticker.)
Matti Rag Paananen —
Horoscope ... LP Finnlevy/Svart (Finland), 1972. New Copy (reissue)...
An amazing little record – really beyond categorization, but if we had to try, we might call it a mix of psychedelic jazz, lyrical moments, and other tripped-out touches! At some level, there's a touch of the late 60s soul jazz modes from the US going on here – the point when reedmen ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very groovy work from arranger Larry Page – a set that's a bit jazz, a bit easy, and plenty darn groovy throughout! The Larry Page sound is built upon a stepping rhythm, a snakey sax, and a sweet female vocal – used wordlessly in a way that drifts through the fuller grooves of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label mono promo. Cover has some ring and edge wear, discoloration from age, and a small index label on front.)
A beautiful tribute to pianist Jef Gilson – one of the hippest French jazz talents of the 60s and 70s – put together by a combo who take their name from his legendary Palm Records label! The group here are a quartet, and they work with wonderfully moody use of Hohner electric piano by ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic bop session work, featuring Bird, Miles, JJ Johnson, Max Roach, Duke Jordan, and Tommy Potter. There's no surprises here, but the playing's tight as a tick, and the short tracks are a fierce declaration of the bop idiom. Titles include "Bongo Bop", "Bird Feathers", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Royal Roost pressing – nice and clean. Cover has one very slightly bumped corner, but is nice overall.)
Posthumous issue of an early 50s live set by Charlier Parker – one of the many that were rushed to the public in the years after his early death. The set, like many of the other live ones from the time, isn't recorded that well – but the music is still pretty wonderful. There's a real ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing with deep groove! Back cover has a promo stamp, but front looks great.)
Two long jam session performances – one with Roy Eldridge on trumpet and Flip Phillips and Lester Young on tenors – on "Lester Leaps In", "The Closer", and "Embraceable You". The other features Willie Smith on alto, Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a cutout hole, and a name in pen.)
Two rare Charlie Parker albums in a single set! First up is Bird On 52nd Street – one of the more obscure Charlie Parker sessions of the 40s – at least in the original release! The material was recorded in 1948, on a home tape recorder, but not issued until after his death – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has staining on the bottom seam and light surface wear.)
The first-ever vinyl release of material from two Charlie Parker appearances at the Howard Theater in Washington DC – one set recorded in 1952, the other in 1953 – debuting on vinyl from the CD-only release The Washington Concerts! Bird is wonderful throughout – with that kind of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(First time on LP – pressed on "midnight" blue vinyl!)
A classic early album from Charlie Parker on Verve – and one that may well support one of the strangest cover illustrations ever done by the great David Stone Martin! The image of a bird-headed Parker blowing alto is more than compelling enough – but inside, the music is even better ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bird does a guest spot with the DC area big band then known as The Orchestra. This 80s issue was the first time this concert performance had been released, and has Parker soloing nicely over a set of standards: "Fine & Dandy", "These Foolish Things", "Light Green" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Charlie Parker in a Latin mode – one of the most unique, most striking settings ever for the legendary alto saxophonist! You might not expect the set to work, but it does – and does beautifully, thanks to arrangements that offer plenty of room for the soloist to step out, while the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Vinyl plays with some surface noise and crackles. Cover has wear and aging, splitting in the bottom seam, small sticker, and some writing and a thin stain on back.)
Live sessions in Rome, Italy with Fats Navarro, Bud Powell, Kenny Dorham, Dave Lambert, and Buddy Stewart. LP, Vinyl record album
Charlie Parker, Johnny Hodges, and others —
Jam Session #2 ... LP Verve, Early 50s. Very Good- ...
One of the first of Norman Granz's famous Jam Session series – featuring Charlie Parker, Johnny Hodges, and Benny Carter in a three-alto frontline, plus work by Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, JC Heard, Barney Kessel, Ben Webster, and Flip Phillips. The first side features "What Is This ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on Side A. Cover has wide clear tape on the seams and spine.)
A fantastic little record, and exactly what it sounds like – soloist Evan Parker performing with a set of recordings of birds! And yet the record's also way more than that, too – as the recordings, created by John Coxon and Ashley Wales, have more sonic texture than birdsong – so ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Evan Parker, playing solo soprano sax – and recorded in a unique way that cuts his performance directly onto disc, which results in really stunning sound! The textures of Parker's music here are wonderful – bold notes mixed with more obscure sonic statements – all beautifully ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Completely unfettered solo saxophone work from Evan Parker – extremely intense, but not in an all-out blowing kind of way! Instead, Parker's got some incredible control on the valves here – playing with a frenetic sort of mode that's really incredible – freely improvising, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Evan Parker —
Six Of One ... LP Incus/OTOroku (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)...
The "one" here is the soprano saxophone – used exclusively by Evan Parker on the six improvised tracks on the set – each one very different than the other, and really showing the diversity and variation that Parker can bring to a performance! Often, the sound is very dense ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mindblowing music from Jeff Parker – sounds that we always knew were part of his core, but which have maybe taken most of his career to emerge! This album follows beautifully from Jeff's previous album for International Anthem – and like that one, it's an explosion of new and old ideas ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really unusual album from bassist William Parker – an artist whose musical world is usually quite far from the 70s soul of Curtis Mayfield – even though both Mayfield and Parker are pretty darn righteous individuals! Yet here, Curtis and William come together in a stunning way – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500! Includes download with bonus tracks!)
A gem of an album from Hermeto Pascoal – right up there with 70s classics like A Musica Libre and Slaves Mass – and done with a similar sort of energy that goes way beyond jazz, way beyond conventional Brazilian music – into territory that can only be described as Hermeto-like! ... (Brazil, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We love the piano of Jimmy Rowles in a laidback setting – as it always seems to bring out the most charm and wit in his style! This date's a perfect example of that mode – as it just features a bit of extra guitar from Joe Pass – no bass or drums at all – which leaves Jimmy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album from Klaus Doldinger's Passport – and already the rock-heavy grooves are showing up a bit more than before! Gone is organist Jimmy Jackson, and in his place is keyboardist John Mealing – a really great player who's got a bit of a soaring Brian Auger sort of groove here ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real cooker from the great Hammond hero Don Patterson – a set that adds in the trumpet of Blue Mitchell and tenor of Junior Cook – in addition to Don's core trio of Pat Martino on guitar and Billy James on drums! The addition of horns takes the material places that Don's earlier ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the last John Patton albums for Blue Note, and one of the best. A young James "Blood" Ulmer's on guitar, and Marvin Cabell (who we only know from Patton LPs) is on tenor and flute. The sound is deep and soulful, and despite the "accent on the blues" of the title, the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing, with Van Gelder stamp! Cover has ring and edge wear, aging, some splitting in the top seam, clear tape holding the bottom seam, and small stickers on front.)
Junius Paul —
Ism ... LP International Anthem, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
A fantastic record from the contemporary Chicago scene – one that both gives bassist Junius Paul his first showcase as a leader, and underscores the richly collaborative energy in which the musician works! The set was recorded at various points in the Windy City underground – with Paul ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A various artists set, but one that also pulls together some great material from the Pacific Jazz catalog, including some tracks that we've never seen on other LPs. Titles include "Brushes", which features Mel Lewis, Russ Freeman, and Zoot Sims; "Triste" with Armando Peraza, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with wide deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging.)
Peace Flag Ensemble —
Noteland ... LP We Are Busy Bodies (UK), 2021. New Copy ...
A jazz group, but one with a very different approach – as the core energy here comes from the piano improvisations of Jon Neher, which then draw all the other musicians together, as they find ways to slide their own contributions into the fold! There's a very cohesive sound to the music ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest albums ever from pianist Duke Pearson – recorded at a time when the musician was taking a bigger role at the Blue Note label, and started exploring some great musical territory in the process! The tracks here were all recorded in the late 60s – but not issued by the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jazz in romantic places, but some pretty groovy ones too – a host of global destinations all referenced in the track selection for the set! Dave Pell's tenor is at the lead on most numbers, but the octet's in fine formation too – arranged by Jack Montrose, Marty Paich, Johnny Mandel, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with a deep groove. Cover has some pen on the back and light aging.)
Florian Pellissier —
Rio ... LP Hot Casa (France), 2021. New Copy ...
Maybe the greatest album to date from the quintet of pianist Florian Pellissier – an artist we've been loving for years, and who just seems to get a greater sound and focus with each new release! This set has Florian's group recording at the famous Rudy Van Gelder studio – working with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A unique large group session from Art Pepper – one of his few this way as a leader, despite constant 50s presence as a sideman in big ensembles! Arrangements are by Marty Paich, who more than makes things swing – and there's a nice rhythm section dancing underneath a larger group ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Art's blowing with a quiet intensity here – not as far out as you might expect from the title, but with that crisp genius that still graced all of his records from the time! The album features a quartet with Dolo Coker on piano, Jimmy Bond on bass, and Frank Butler on drums – working ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice lost late number from Art Pepper – a freewheeling set of tracks that really show the influence of John Coltrane on Pepper's work – cut with a quartet that includes George Cables on piano, Tony Dumas on "blitz bass", and Carl Burnett on drums. The tracks are long, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner.)
Art Pepper —
Today ... LP Galaxy, 1979. Near Mint- ...
A soaring later date from Art Pepper – recorded with excellent rhythm from the trio of Stanley Cowell on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums – plus a bit of percussion from Kenneth Nash too! LP, Vinyl record album
One long improvisation – with Thomas Pernes on piano and tapes, Jurgen Wuchner on bass, Christian Radovan on trombone, Karl Fian on trumpet, Wolfgang Puschnig on alto, Herbert Joose on flugelhorn and trumpet, and Wolfgang Riesinger on drums and percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
Hannibal Marvin Peterson —
Naima ... LP East World (Japan), Late 70s. Near Mint- ...
Beautiful direct to disc session that stands as one of our favorites by trumpeter Hannibal Marvin Peterson. He's playing here with Kenny Barron, Cecil McBee, and Billy Hart – and in a style that's typical of the warm spiritual imagination of these Japanese sessions from the 70's. The title ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We love Oscar Peterson with strings – a setting he never got to use that often, given the popularity of his famous trio recordings! When Oscar gets set up with strings, he seems to play even more freely than with a combo – let loose from rhythm a bit more than before, and instead ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has a split spine, a split top seam, and some aging.)
Pure genius from Oscar Peterson – one of his finest moments ever! The record is very different than most of Oscar's over-recorded trio format ones – and features Claus Ogerman crafting some impeccable backings of lofty strings and compressed horns, creating a pillow of air that takes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very unusual twin-piano album – one that features the talents of Oscar Peterson and Count Basie on the keys, with just bass and drums to back them up! The format's one of the most relaxed you'll hear from Pablo Records, and it makes for a really unique look at both players – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful meeting of two mid-century musical talents – the piano of Oscar Peterson and the arrangements of Nelson Riddle – a surprisingly wonderful pairing, heard here on a rare set for Verve! Peterson never recorded with strings nearly as much as he did with a trio, but almost all ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover is nice! Vinyl has oxidation on side 1 that causes surface noise.)
An interesting LP, where Bethlehem pulled together two previous 10" sessions led by bassists for one LP! Pettiford's Basically Duike is a beautiful set – ostensibly a session of Ellington material, but one that features some great arrangements that really blow past the obvious! The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green label Rep pressing. Cover has a number of stains, masking tape on the spine, and splitting on the top seam.)
Flip blows it mean and lean – on a tasty LP that combines a number of late 40s sessions recorded for Norman Granz – expanding out past the original 10" release of this material! Players include Howard McGhee on trumpet, Benny Green on trombone, Hank Jones on piano, and Max Roach ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing, with trumpeter logo and with deep groove! Vinyl has a click on one track, but is nice and clean overall. Cover has light wear, and masking tape on the top seam.)
A sweet set from Reuben Phillips – the bandleader at the Apollo Theater, when it was going full swing in the 60s! The group here is a nice mix of soul jazz with R&B currents – served up with work from Phillips on alto, alongside more alto from James Powell, tenor from Robert Ashton ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has some light wear – front looks nice.)
A tribute to Bill Evans, but one that's very much in the voice of the duo – pianist Enrico Piaranunzi and bassist Thomas Fonnesbaek – both players who bring a strong sense of their own spirit to the album! Sure, there's a quality here that's definitely in the territory of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dave Pike plays a jazz version of the score to the musical Oliver – but don't hold that against him, because this one's great, as great as any of Pike's best earl work, like Pike's Peak and Bossa Carnival! The tracks have a great approach that's sort of "soul jazz modal" – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono green label Moodsville pressing with Van Gelder stamp – a great copy! Cover has some splitting on the spine and top seam, and vinyl has a short click in one spot – but this is a nice clean original pressing overall.)
An international gem from Finnish bassist Pekka Pohjola – maybe no surprise, given that the record also features work from Mike Oldfield and Pierre Moerlin too! The presence of both of those players really gave the record a lot of global circulation back in the day – but the core sound ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic work from one of the hippest bassists on the Scandinavian scene of the early 70s – and a pretty good pianist as well! Pekka Pohjola works here in a classic Love Records blend of fusion instrumentation and proggish focus – on long tracks that feature no vocals at all, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title's an apt one, because Billie Poole sings here in a mode that's steeped in styles borrowed strongly from gospel and blues – but delivered more in a jazz-based mode overall! The backing here is one aspect that makes the record especially strong – a quartet with Kenny Burrell on ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing, RM 458, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear, with a mostly split spine.)
Positive Force with Ade Olatunji —
Oracy ... LP Rain & Shine, 1977. New Copy (reissue)...
One of the most righteous soul jazz albums of the 70s – a unique session of poetry, percussion, and jazz – put together by the ultra-hip Positive Force! Not to be confused with the soul group of the same name, this combo was a spiritual jazz ensemble – featuring poet Ade Olatunji ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Chris Potter's a great player in any group, but this time around he's all on his own – as this session was recorded in the middle of 2020, when Potter had to be socially distanced from the rest of the jazz community at large! Yet the record's not a quiet record of instrumental solos – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A strange and beautiful album from reedman Steve Potts – an artist that most folks know as a key part of the Steve Lacy group on the French scene of the 70s, but who stepped aside to record this rare album as a leader! As you'd guess from the title, the album's a soundtrack of sorts – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ferdinand Povel, Wim Overgaauw, Ruud Pronk, etc —
Beboppin ... LP Limetree (Denmark), 1983. Very Good+ ...
Ferdinand Povel's one of those players we never seem to get enough of – a tenorist who may not be one of the bigger stars on the European scene, but one who always finds a way to serve up something special! Povel's got a nice edge in his horn at times – a mode that's always inside, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the few rare non-trio recordings done by Powell from around this time. He plays with a trio (Paul Chambers bass, Art Taylor drums) on the whole first side of the record, but the group's then joined by Curtis Fuller for all of side 2. Fuller's deep trombone makes for a different twist, and a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(63rd street pressing, with deep groove, ear, RVG stamp, and 9M etch – nice and clean! Cover is great too.)
First-ever issue of material recorded live by Bud in 1953 – during a performance at Club Kavakos in Washington, DC – with a trio that features Charles Mingus on bass and Roy Haynes on drums. The set's from the private collection of Bill Potts, and is reasonably well recorded for the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty heady little set, from a pretty heady trio of talents – drummer Bobby Previte, guitarist Nels Cline, and keyboardist Jamie Saft – who works here on Hammond, Fender Rhodes, and mini-moog! The music is very dark and often distorted – as if the other two musicians have ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing work from South African jazz legend Dudu Pukwana – a rare album from 1969, plus a never-issued set of tracks done for Atlantic Records at the same time! The core album, titled Dudu Pukwana & The Spears, features Dudu on alto, in the company of a lot of familiar players from his ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare one from Pullen – a mid 70s Italian recording that's got two side-long solo piano pieces: "Five To Go" and "Four Move". The album has a warm introspective quality that's really great – Pullen meandering a bit, but in that way that always works for him, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially unglued top seam – but this is a great copy!)
A strange and beautiful album from the late Don Pullen! The record is almost a funk album at times, but it's really more of an electrically-tinged session that brings Pullen's lively keyboards into play with some strident groupings that include George Adams, Hannibal Marvin Peterson, and Roland ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging, a cutout hole, half split seams, and a tracklist sticker on front.)
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve and insert. Cover has a Masterworks sticker.)
Qualiton Jazz Ensemble —
Modern Jazz ... LP Qualiton (Hungary), Mid 60s. Very Good+ ...
A cool set of modern jazz numbers put together by the Qualiton Records label in Hungary – a small but strong outlet of jazz during the years of the Iron Curtain! The combo here is led by pianist Janos Gonda, and features Attilla Savari on saxes, Peter Kaldor on vibes, and Tibor Buvari on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some very light wear, and a small split in the bottom seam – but this is a nice copy overall.)
An obscure one from the Quartette Tres Bien – one of their first new albums for the Decca label, and a lyrically beautiful set of piano and percussion tracks with a heck of a lot of soul! The approach is similar to that used on many of the group's other ones from the time – piano trio ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original stereo pressing! Shrink is open slightly along the opening edge, but tight overall.)