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
One of the first albums ever cut by Jackie Paris – an excellent male singer from the 50s, of the same generation as Mark Murphy and Bobby Troup, but who unfortunately never made a name as big as either of those two. This set has Jackie singing with arrangements by Manny Albam – fairly ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear and a bit of seam splitting, but is nice overall.)
A pretty obscure record by Jackie Paris – a light-voiced jazz singer who cut some key albums in the 50s! The set was very briefly issued by East West, a short-lived Atlantic Records subsidiary – and features Paris singing to some great small group accompaniment from players that ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with deep groove! Vinyl has a few light surface marks from the old inner sleeve, but this is a nice copy overall.)
A collection of recordings from the mid to late 40s – with Clyde Hart on piano, Tiny Grimes on guitar, Jimmy Butts on bass, and Doc West on drums in 1944; with Miles Davis on tumpet, Dizzy Gillespie on piano, Curley Russell on bas, and Max Roach on drums in 1945; with Bud Powell on piano ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nicely distilled collection pulled together for issue in the mid 70s, of Charlie Parker's work for Savoy Records – done between the years 1944-1948, with some of the best talents in the bop business! Some of the other Savoy Parker sets have been a bit too overstuffed with alternate takes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
1970s reissue of Bird's incomparable Dial sides, cut during the height of the Bop age. Though the cover just has a generic photo of Bird, there's extensive notes on the back, and the tracks are arranged in a documentary sort of fashion, lining up all the takes together, so you can hear Bird ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A well-done reissue of Charlie Parker's classic work on the Dial label – for this volume featuring material recorded on October 28th, 1947, in New York City. Players include Miles Davis, Duke Jordan, Tommy Potter, and Max Roach – and the set features master and alternate takes of tunes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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!)
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
A set that features Joe Pass working on a sweet version of the instrument in the title – one that sounds as if it might have a bit of electricity to pick up Pass' subtle tones on the strings – which themselves ring out with a sound that's full, but never overdone. The group's listed as ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great follow-up to the Doldinger Jubilee album of a few years previous – easily one of the most successful Passport records for Atlantic, thanks to a host of great guest stars! The format is followed again for this recording too – by augmenting the core Passport quartet with players ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear and some light stains.)
Sweet soulful work from the legendary Don Patterson – a great Prestige set that has tenorist Houston Person joining the organist's hip trio with Pat Martino on guitar and Billy James on drums! The tunes have that loping soul jazz sound you'd find in Person's best early work at the time ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has a light name in pen, some light wear, and a small cutout hole – but vinyl is nice!)
Features the Coblentz Jazz Ensemble. LP, Vinyl record album
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
Really great later work from Cecil Payne – a set that continues all the creativity that made him one of the more interesting players of the 50s and 60s! Features Payne on flute and baritone sax – with Richard Wyands on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Joe Carter on guitar. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minimal wear, a yellowed sticker spot at the top left corner, and a radio station stamp on front.)
Dave Pell's Prez Conference with Joe Williams —
Prez & Joe ... LP GNP, 1979. Very Good+ ...
With Bob Efford on baritone sax, Monty Budwig on bass, Frank Capp on drums, Al Hendrickson on Guitar, Nat Pierce on piano, and Bob Cooper on tenor sax. LP, Vinyl record album
A wonderfully groovy album by a wonderfully groovy group – one headed up by singer/hornman Ronny Peller, who spent a fair bit of time working in German nightclubs before issuing this debut album with his group! Ronny's clearly a consummate entertainer – able to deliver a solo, then ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 numbered copies – with bonus download too!)
Ojeda Penn plays acoustic piano, Rhodes 88, and Prophet V, with Gerald Jackson, Rod Smith, Joseph Jennings, John Khaleefa Hammed, Howard Nicholson, Ronnie Harville, Sonny Emory, and Carlos Glover, with vocals by Nadine Rivers, Carl Newsom, and Eartha Sims. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear and lightly bent corners.)
Some of the best Art Pepper work you'll ever find! This 2LP set is filled with tracks that were originally cut for Savoy Records during the time of Art's Surf Ride album for that label, but which were lost on the cutting room floor for years. Pepper's tone is fantastic – with more of an ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rather late recording for Pepper, but a great one played with some fierceness that you might not expect from the date of the recording. It helps that he's accompanied by a remarkable rhythm section of George Cables, George Mraz and Elvin Jones, all seasoned vets by this point, and playing with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has light wear, but looks great overall.)
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
Charlie Persip & Gerry LaFurn —
Superband ... LP Stash, 1981. Near Mint- ...
Persip and LaFurn play with the 17 piece Superbad, with featured solists that include Frank Gordon, Jack Walrath, Chris Albert, and Bobby Rutledge on trumpet, Monty Water on alto, Charles Stevens on trombone, Gary Dial on piano, and Bill Saxton on tenor. LP, Vinyl record album
(Labels have amended tracklist stickers. Cover is lightly bent at the bottom left corner.)
Contemporary big band including Tamara Schultz, Dave Pietro, Larry Panella, Pete Whitman, and Pete Petersen on saxophones; Jay Saunders, Tom Frye, Ronnie Saucier, Marc Prather, and David Alexander on trumpets; Mike Burgess, Mike Bogle, Scott Whitfield, Bryan Brink, on trombones; Eric Swanson on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is lightly shopworn with some sticker remnants.)
One of the most beautiful, most sophisticated, and most fully-realized sessions from trumpeter Hannibal Marvin Peterson – and a record that features some incredible larger backings from David Amram! The set's a haunting suite dedicated to the children of Vietnam – one that starts out ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great work from Oscar Peterson – sounding a bit more rough-edged than in later years! There's plenty of collating going on – whatever that is – and Peterson's got an undeniable charm on this early set, coming across as a fresh-voiced talent on the piano, well worthy of all the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Clef pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some surface wear and aging.)
Count Basie taken down a few notches – not in quality, but in terms of the size of the group – as Oscar really opens up some of the Count's standards in a whole new way, by playing them with a stripped-down quartet that features Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Buddy Rich on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Clef pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove – and an unusual dark logo. Cover has splitting on the top seam, and light staining near the bottom.)
A near-lost gem in Oscar Peterson's mid-50s catalog for Verve – and a sparkling set of trio numbers recorded at the Shakespeare Festival in Ontario! Despite the literate setting of the recording, the work's never stuffy or academic – and Peterson swings things mightily with his trio ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label Verve pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, back has a large stain, and front has some lesser staining.)
Peterson plays over a larger set of arrangements from Rick Wolkins – on titles that include "When Summer Comes", "Jubilation", "The Empty Cathedral", "Royal Honeymoon", and "Heraldry". LP, Vinyl record album
A group with a sound that you'll never be able to pronounce – but with a sound that's instantly accessible, and which goes right to the heart of the matter in a great mix of funky fusion and more rock-styled touches! The lineup is pretty straightforward – keyboards, guitar, bass, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A legendary album from Chicago – recorded by a group with ties to Sun Ra, Phil Cohran, and Earth Wind & Fire! The set's got a sound that more than lives up to all those references – a vibe that's jazzy and soulful, yet often quite righteous too – imbued with the sort of ... (Soul, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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.)
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.)
Don't let the "limbo" in the title put you off – because this isn't some early 60s gimmick session, designed to cash in on a dance craze – and instead, it's a wonderful early Latin set from the great vibist Dave Pike! In fact, given the strength of the grooves here, it would ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono purple label pressing with small RVG stamp. Cover has some wear and aging, small pieces of tape at the edges, a peeled spot at the opening, some marker, and stickers on back.)
A live date – one that features Richard Pine on alto and baritone, working with a Japanese group in Tokyo – Kenichi Yoshida on piano, Yukinori Narushige on bass, and Tadao Shimada on drums – plus vocals from Junko Mine on one track. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Front and back covers appear to have been signed by the artists.)
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
Incredibly hip big band work from trumpeter Herb Pomeroy – proof that the Boston influence in the 50s was a very good force in modern jazz! The group here is large, but the sound is often quite lean – done with an open focus on the strongest soloists in the group – players who ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has wear and aging.)
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.)
Unreleased live sounds from the legendary Pork Pie group – an electric ensemble led by keyboardist Jasper Van't Hof during the early 70s – and one that drew equal attention from both the worlds of funky fusion and progressive rock! That attention was well-given, too – as the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
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
The famous guest here is Count Basie – who makes the album sound even groovier than some of Prysock's other records from the time – and we like all of those quite a bit! The mix is wonderful – and titles include "Where Are You", "Sunday", and "Do Nothing ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed! One corner of the cover has a very light stain, but the rest is great.)
Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers —
Tough! ... LP Prestige, 1966. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
Killer Latin soul from Pucho and crew – and an album that's one of their greatest! The record is also one of the earliest by the group, and it features a different lineup than later ones – with William Bivens on vibes, Claude Bartee on tenor, and Vince McEwan on trumpet. There's a bit ... (Latin, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really fantastic group from the Dutch scene at the start of the 70s – a scene that didn't give the world as much progressive rock as other parts of the continent at the time – but one that also had a pretty darn great approach to jazz! Pugh's Palace work here in a way that really ... (Rock, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great work from the Don Pullen-George Adams Quartet – a great post-Mingus group that features Adams on tenor and Pullen on piano – along with Dannie Richmond on drums and Cameron Brown on bass! The sound of these sides is really wonderful – as inventive and exploratory as some of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed in the perforated outer sleeve with Blue Note DMM sticker. Cover has a cutout hole.)
A wild one! After the straight hard funk of some of his earlier recordings as a leader, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie breaks out here in a compelling album of soul jazz tracks done in a number of styles. The approach is sort of big studio funk – with some cuts that have a harder sound, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tribute to the late Oscar Peterson – but one that may well smoke more than any recording by the man himself – thanks to rock-solid work on drums from the great Alvin Queen! Queen's spent most of his life away from these shores, but he continues to blow us away with the inventiveness ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Queen City Jazz Band —
Here 'Tis ... LP Happy Hairy Zeno Productions, 1976. Very Good+ ...
Dixieland jazz band from Colorado, with members including Alan Frederickson on trombone, Bob Cooke on trmpet, Lee Peters on clarinet, Ray Leake on piano, Bill Clark on tuba, Maurie Walker on banjo, and Jack Cook on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
The "who" in the title is Basie – as this was one of many late 50s outings cut by Basie sidemen, in an attempt to recapture the energy of his hit sound. And like many of those albums, this one's actually a shade more interesting than Basie sides from the 50s – as it gives the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing, with deep groove! Cover has some light splitting on the bottom seam, but is nice overall.)
The title tells the tale on this one – as the session's a studio meeting of players all associated with Count Basie over the years – captured here in a style that's much more laidback and relaxed than the usual Basie set! Originally issued as 2 separate LPs a year apart, and both have ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s issue. Shrinkwrap is lightly shopworn.)
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
Live brilliance from the Sun Ra Arkestra – a set recorded in Tivoli in 1971, with a mix of modes that has the Arkestra swinging from spiritual passages to some very outside moments as well – sometimes with a sense of texture that's extremely powerful! The first half of the set features ... 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 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
Sun Ra —
Disco 3000 ... LP Saturn/Art Yard (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)...
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
Sun Ra made some really wonderful music in Rome during the year 1977 – heard most famously on his albums for the Horo Records label, and now on this unreleased session from the time! The album features Ra at his straightest, and most soulful – playing piano and other keyboards with ... 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
Fantastic material from the legendary Sun Ra – groundbreaking solo piano material, which shows a completely different side of his genius away from his work with the Arkestra! The package presents all volumes of Ra's seminal sides from 1966 – including a third volume, which has never ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sun Ra —
Nidhamu ... LP Saturn/Strut (UK), 1971. New Copy ...
A great lost album from Sun Ra – one of a handful that he recorded on a legendary trip to Egypt in 1971 – live throughout, with that special sort of flavor that the Arkesta picked up while visiting the land of the pyramids! The work was recorded in Cairo – by a lineup that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sun Ra —
On Jupiter ... LP Saturn/Art Yard (Netherlands), 1979. New Copy (reissue)...
Righteous Ra from the end of the 70s – one of the most soulful albums ever by the Sun Ra Arkestra, and a lost treasure that's got some nice funky moments! The vibe here is very much in the Lanquidity/Disco 3000 mode – an extrapolation of styles best known from the Space Is The Place ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great late 70s session by Sun Ra – released on the small Sweet Earth label, recorded in 1979, with a version of the Arkestra that includes John Gilmore on tenor, Marshall Allen on alto, Eddie Gale on trumpet, and June Tyson on vocals – plus Sun Ra himself on Fender Rhodes, percussion, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great early work from Sun Ra & The Arkestra – two never-issued tracks, and a classic Saturn Records groove! "Rocket Number Nine" may well be one of the group's strongest early anthems – a propulsive number that's bold enough to soar to the skies – driven by old ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
First ever vinyl release of live material recorded in NYC in 1966 and 1968 by Sun Ra – really showing this influential era of Ra in a strong light – with a few pieces in 12-or-so piece Arkestra mode, and some great stripped down passages, too! The first side features two nine minute ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare late 60s material from the Sun Ra Arkestra – all recorded at their home turf in Philly at the time – in the very comfortable setting of the Sun Studios! The music here is really beautiful – different than some of the more freewheeling live performances of the period, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Doo wop era spaceways travel from Sun Ra and soulful mid 50s vocal recruits – including The Cosmic Rays, Crystals, Nu Sounds and Juanita Rogers – a motherlode of rarities and never before issued recordings! Interplanetary Melodies includes doo wop numbers of earthly concern, and space ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wild and wooly Rocket Ship Rock from Sun Ra and his Arkestra – featuring shout blues vocalist Yochanan – often billed as "the man from outer space" and a cat who could give Screamin Jay Hawkins a run for his money in the excitable oddball category – jumping 60s r&b ... 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
Personnel includes Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Harris, and Sonny Berman on trumpets, Trummy Young and Earl Swope on trombones, Hal McKusick, Serge Chaloff, and Lucky Thompson on saxophones, George Handy and Dodo Marmarosa on piano, Oscar Pettiford and Harry Babasin on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
One of a few excellent sides that Boyd Raeburn cut for the Savoy label – all of them perfect pieces of modernist swing, with a groove that should have made him a bigger player! This one's got Raeburn working with a number of different groups – and a few tracks have vocals, but most are ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)
Boyd Raeburrn —
Jewells ... LP Savoy, Late 40s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
A great illustration of the hipness that was Boyd Raeburn – a beautiful collection of key 78s for Savoy! Some tracks feature vocals by David Allyn or Ginnie Powell – and the set features detailed notes and great sound too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue in the yellow cover, with some fading along the spine.)
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!)
Strong small group work from Raney – recorded in his mid 50s prime! The "Three Attitudes" in the title are Bob Brookmeyer, Al Cohn, and Red Mitchell – each of whom play with Raney in one of the album's different groupings. Most tunes are cut in quartet or quintet format, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some aging and a bit of wear on the bottom seam – but vinyl is nice and clean.)
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 & Aga Taura Confab —
El Convidado ... LP Svart (Finland), 1975. New Copy ...
One of the most obscure albums ever recorded by Italian trumpeter Enrico Rava – and one of the greatest as well! The set is a rare meeting between Rava and some key players on the Argentine scene of the mid 70s – a great quartet that features Fernando Gelbard on Fender Rhodes, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent album by Isaac Redd Holt – one half of the incredible Young-Holt rhythm team, bursting out nicely here on his own! This is Redd's second album – first for Paula, as the other one was a jazz effort on Argo back in the 60s – and it's a wild blend of jazz, funk, and a ... (Soul, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – nice and clean! Cover has a cut corner and some light wear on the front – but vinyl is nice.)
Bill Reichenbach & Andy MacKintosh —
Collaboration ... LP Discomate (Japan), 1978. Very Good+ ...
One of the more obscure entries on this great "Best Of The West" series – done for the Japanese Disco Mate label, with production by Lew Tabackin – featuring late 70s LA work from Bill Reichenbach on trombone, Andy MacKintosh on alto and soprano, Tom Garvin on piano, John ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real masterpiece from pianist Christian Reim – an unissued live set from 1973, conceived as one long suite for a very modern sextet! The music is wonderful – full of all these subtle moments of feeling that we don't always hear in some of Christian's other work – mixed with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A Brazilian jazz keyboard masterpiece – a set you can put right up there next to the earliest records by Azymuth, even though this one's much more obscure! Keyboardist Marcos Resende never hit the kind of fame he deserved, but that also allowed him to be one of the most creative players on ... (Brazil, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A searing live performance from Return To Forever – served up here from a moment when the group had shed some of its Brazilian elements – and was instead the superfusion quartet of Chick Corea on keyboards, Al Di Meola on guitar, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Lenny White on drums! Corea's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ken Rhodes —
Profile ... LP Amayana/Sconsolato (Germany), 1974. New Copy (reissue)...
That's Ken Rhodes, not Fender Rhodes – but the acoustic pianist is more than funky enough on his own – even without any electricity in the mix! The set's got this wonderful rhythm duo – drummer George Greene and bassist Joachim Knauer – who often come on with this really ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pretty darn great stuff from Buddy Rich! The album's got Buddy working in a tight funky mode – with strong players like Steve Marcus on soprano and tenor, Cornell Dupree on guitar, Ray Armando on congas, Greg Kogan on piano, and Lloyd Michaels on trumpet – all of whom come together in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear and is bent a bit at the corners.)
Some nice solo moments here – courtesy of Steve Marcus on tenor and soprano sax, Gary Bribek on tenor, and Barry Keiner on piano. Titles include "Bouncin With Bud", "Fiesta", "Funk City Ola", and "Cape Verdean Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
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
Crackling live energy from Buddy Rich – recorded at Ronnie Scott's nightclub in London, and with a sound that recalls some of Buddy's best from the 60s! The group is plenty great – and the attraction here goes way beyond just Buddy's famous work as a leader. As with other Rich albums ... 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
Hard-swinging Buddy Rich from the prime early 70s years – not exactly an all-out funk affair, but still a great groover, with plenty of hip little big band numbers! The groove here is nice and lean – and Buddy and the group are working at Buddy's own club – hitting that trademark ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear, splitting in the bottom seam, and a small name in pen inside the gatefold.)