This might be the first time we've ever heard tenorist Ken Fower with a Hammond organ in the mix – and it makes for a great change that really opens up the colors in his horn! Ken's always had a strong sense of tone, and we love his acoustic records – but this time around, Brian ... read moreCD
A classical-looking cover, but a sweet set of 70s bossa jazz from Julio Frade – a pianist/arranger from Uruguay, and one with a really wonderful touch! The style here is a bit different than bossa piano work from Brazil – a bit more open and spacious overall, almost like some of the ... (Brazil, Jazz)read moreCD
An amazing package of rare work on Fender Rhodes – a 3CD set that brings together six full albums that were recorded in the 70s, but never saw the light of day until vinyl issued in recent years! Pianist Rob Franken is totally great – maybe one of the hippest cats on the Dutch scene of ... (Sound Library, Jazz)read moreCD
Rob Franken Electrification —
Six Seven Eight ... LP 678 Records (Netherlands), 1975/1981. New Copy ...
Dutch pianist Rob Franken is at the top of his game here – the top of his electric game, that is – as the album's a masterpiece in Fender Rhodes instrumentals, and right up there with the best US Rhodes work of the time! The album's a dream come true if you're a fan of jazzy electric ... (Sound Library, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Four soulful fusion classics from keyboardist Rodney Franklin – all together in a single set! First up is In The Center – wonderful keyboard work from the amazing Rodney Franklin – a player who sounds equally great on acoustic and electric piano! This album does a wonderful job ... read moreCD
With Gerald Albright, Harvey Mason, Doc Powell, and Byron Miller. CD
(Out of print.)
Nick Fraser/Kris Davis/Tony Malaby —
Zoning ... CD Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
Drummer Nick Fraser has a great sense of cyclical energy here – a way of playing freely, but elliptically – so that there's this sense of passage and phase in some of the music, even while all the members are improvising with great intensity! The core trio features Fraser on drums, ... read moreCD
2 killers from organist Caesar Frazier – back to back on one CD! Hail Ceasar is a monster bit of funky jazz – filled with long tracks that all jam mightily, all at a level that matches or tops the best work coming out of Prestige or Blue Note Records at the time! The set is one of the ... read moreCD
Soaring work from a Polish ensemble of the 80s – a group who definitely have some of the free cooperation promised by their name – but also resonate with a range of other elements too! At some level, these guys remind us of the more inventive bigger bands that broke on the European ... read moreCD
A great batch of sunny soul jazz numbers – recorded by Wayne Henderson at a time when he was scoring big with the Jazz Crusaders! This combo's very much in the vein of Wayne's work with that more famous group – but they've got a bit of a tighter approach, playing more in a "soul ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)
Chico Freeman —
Tangents ... CD Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1984. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
Surprisingly dark music for a mid 80s major label jazz album – especially one that features guest work from Bobby McFerrin! Chico Freeman's definitely keeping true to his adventurous roots here – blowing some sharply angular lines on a range of reeds, and exploring both older jazz ... read moreCD
Arguably one of Von Freeman's most obscure recordings – and many of them are pretty darn obscure! The set was recorded for the Daybreak label, live in the Netherlands in 1977 – with a strong Chicago rhythm section that features John Young on piano, David Shipp on bass, and Charles ... read moreCD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)
Amaro Freitas —
Rasif ... CD Far Out (UK), 2018. New Copy ...
A whole new flavor of Brazilian jazz – served up by pianist Amaro Freitas, whose work on the Pernambuco scene is a great cross-crossing of modes! Freitas has all the fluid, modern elements of some of the better-known Brazilian pianists from Rio and Sao Paulo – but he also mixes in some ... read moreCD
Piano, trumpet, and accordion – a really beautiful combination here in the hands of three masters of their instruments – trumpeter Paolo Fresu, accordionist Richard Galliano, and pianist Jan Lundgren! The set isn't the first this trio has recorded – and it definitely shows their ... read moreCD
Some of the earliest work we've ever heard from German tenorist Joki Freund – a player who'd trip out a bit more in later years, but who blows here with a sound that's sharp, modern, and very swinging throughout! The group features trombone from Albert Mangelsdorff, who's also on the ... read moreCD
Easily one of the most modern recordings made by pianist Don Friedman in his early years – a set of forward-thinking numbers done with a quartet that includes guitar Atilla Zoller! As with Zoller's own work from the time, there's a freewheeling approach here that slides effortlessly between ... read moreCD
Easily one of the most modern recordings made by pianist Don Friedman in his early years – a set of forward-thinking numbers done with a quartet that includes guitar Atilla Zoller! As with Zoller's own work from the time, there's a freewheeling approach here that slides effortlessly between ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Friends & Neighbors have really deepened their voice for this wonderful album – definitely showing us what's next, as they move past their initial inspiration from Ornette Coleman, and open up in modes that are completely their own! Some of the best passages here have this rich, melodic, ... read moreCD
Bill Frisell is in a really wonderful trio here – working with Rudy Royston on drums and Thomas Morgan on bass – players who maybe seem to bring out some of Frisell's most inventive sounds in years! Bill plays both acoustic and electric guitar – and the latter instrument often ... read moreCD
Dave Frishberg's always getting some fun out of life – given the way he pens these witty little tunes, and sings them with a hell of a lot of charm! And this album's one to feature Frishberg at all his charming best – still with the jaunty, edgey qualities we love so much in Oaklahoma ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second solo album by Wynder K Frog – a groovy Brit organist who's probably best known for his work with Traffic, but who's really opening up here, laying down some wonderfully jazzy and funky instrumentals with a fuzzy Hammond sound that's really great! Although the set was recorded in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & black label pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)
Briggan Krauss & Oscar Noriega on alto sax, Andy Laster on baritone sax, Stomu Takeishi on bass, Ches Smith on drums, Nels Cline on guitar, Ellery Eskelin & Tony Malaby on tenor sax, Curtis Hasselbring & Joe Fiedler on trombone & Dave Ballou, Herb Robertson & Natsuki Tamura on ... read moreCD
Beautiful work from pianist Ryo Fukui – a relatively recent set, but one that sparkles with all the charm and imagination of his famous records from years back! The format is a familiar trio – with Takumi Awaya on bass and Itetsu Takemura on drums – but as always with Fukui, the ... read moreCD
Beautiful work from pianist Ryo Fukui – a relatively recent set, but one that sparkles with all the charm and imagination of his famous records from years back! The format is a familiar trio – with Takumi Awaya on bass and Itetsu Takemura on drums – but as always with Fukui, the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Half-speed matered on 180 gram vinyl! Limited edition.)
A smoking trio set from Japanese pianist Ryo Fukui – recorded in New York with help from Lisle Atkinson on bass and Leroy Williams on drums! The date's a bit later than some of the classics from the golden age of Japanese piano trio recordings, but has a very similar vibe – and in ... read moreCD
A smoking trio set from Japanese pianist Ryo Fukui – recorded in New York with help from Lisle Atkinson on bass and Leroy Williams on drums! The date's a bit later than some of the classics from the golden age of Japanese piano trio recordings, but has a very similar vibe – and in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Half-speed mastered on 180 gram vinyl! Limited edition.)
A great live date from one of our favorite trombonists of the 70s – a really unusual player who made some great personal strides on the instrument with records like these! The session's a live one, with a very open feel – long, flowing tracks that are similar to the sorts you'd hear ... read moreCD
(Out of print, and includes obi! SHM CD pressing.)
Genius work from Japanese trombonist Hiroshi Fukumura – working here at the helm of a twin-trombone group that also features the talents of Shigeharu Mukai – in a style that's filled with soul and free-thinking imagination! The two players work together beautifully here – ... read moreCD
(Out of print blu-spec CD pressing – includes obi!)
Excellent work from Full Blast – a trio who really live up to their name, joined here by another trio of guests – with a sound that's even more of a full blast than before! The core group features Peter Brotzmann on saxes, Marino Pliakas on bass, and Michael Wertmuller on drums – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Full Faith & Credit Big Band —
Jazz Faire ... LP PAJ, 1981. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Notable sidemen include Ed McClary on drums, Duncan James on guitar, Smith Dobson on piano and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Spine has a sticker.)
Full Faith & Credit Big Band —
FF&C III ... LP TBA, 1988. Near Mint- ...
Led by trombonist and arranger Chris Braymen, and featured soloists include Tod Dickow, Jeff Cressman, Jeff Beal, Tony Corman, Jeff Ballard, Steve Steinberg, and John Worley. LP, Vinyl record album
One of the great dates that Curtis Fuller cut for the Savoy label in the late 50s – material that's much more hard-edged than his Blue Note sessions, and which points the way towards a rich legacy of jazz work in decades to come! The group here has a nicely open, laidback approach – ... read moreCD
One of Dizzy Gillespie's hippest big band sessions ever – and one of the few dates as a leader from arranger Gil Fuller! Fuller will always be best-remembered as the man who composed some of Dizzy Gillespie's best known tunes from the bop era – like "Manteca", "One Bass ... read moreCD
One of Dizzy Gillespie's hippest big band sessions ever – and one of the few dates as a leader from arranger Gil Fuller! Fuller will always be best-remembered as the man who composed some of Dizzy Gillespie's best known tunes from the bop era – like "Manteca", "One Bass ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing, still sealed, with a hole in the shrink at the top.)
College jazz band out of Fullerton, California. 8 titles including the Les Hooper composition "Licks & Tricks", "Four Play", "Shuffle This", "Bop Brothers Beach Party", "Morning Sun" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label and clear tape on the spine.)
Fullerton College Jazz Ensemble —
Love Ya ... LP AM PM, 1986. Near Mint- ...
College jazz band out of Fullerton, California, directed by James Linahon and Brent Pierce. Titles include "Falling In Love With Love", "Sunshine Of Your Love", "Lover Man", "Can't Buy Me Love", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label with clear tape on the spine.)
The first session from Andy Fusco after a stretch that nearly took him out of the game – and a record that shows that he's very much back in top formation! Fusco's got this way of blowing the alto that's nice and raspy, almost with the depth of a tenor – working here alongside some ... read moreCD
Gadd Gang (Steve Gadd) —
Gadd Gang ... LP Columbia, 1987. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
A seminal set of crossover fusion from this mid 80s supergroup – a quartet headed up by drummer Steve Gadd, with work from Richard Tee on keyboards, Cornell Dupree on guitar, and Eddie Gomez on bass! All players had worked together often on 70s fusion sets, and come together perfectly here ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty cool little record – one that features small combo jazz takes on classical things, but in a lively upbeat groove! Supposedly the set was put together by Dick Hyman, who works here as pianist Serge Sputnick – and other instrumentation includes tenor, guitar, bass, and drums. LP, Vinyl record album
Sweet fusion from the great Eric Gale – two late 70s albums back to back on a single CD! Part Of You is part of Gale's great run for Columbia Records in the late 70s, and a set that's got a nicely grooving bottom – thanks to production from Ralph MacDonald, and arrangements from ... read moreCD
Richard Galliano on accordion, Anthony Wilson on guitars, Carlitos Del Puerto on double bass & Mauricio Zottarelli on drums. CD
(Punch through digipack barcode.)
Hal Galper —
Reach Out ... CD Steeplechase (Denmark), 1977. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
One of the few 70s sessions that features Hal Galper working with horns – in this case the Brecker Brothers, who really add a nice degree of fire to the set! Rhythm is by Wayne Dockery on bass and Billy Hart on drums – and Hal's playing acoustic piano, giving the album lots of warm ... read moreCD
Evocative work from Jan Garbarek – a wonderful progression of modes he first began for ECM many years before, stretched out nicely in this more recent session. The album's significant in featuring some early work from Bugge Wessltoft on synthesizer – playing here before his later fame ... read moreCD
With Garbarek on tenor and soprano sax, Bill Frisell on guitar, Eberhard Weber on bass, and Michael DiPasqua on drums and percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a promo sticker.)
Jan Garbarek & Kjell Johnsen —
Aftenland ... CD ECM (Germany), 1980. New Copy ...
Saxophonist Jan Garbarek has always had a great ear for an unusual setting for his horns – and here, he continues that strong legacy by working with Kjell Johnsen – a keyboardist who plays a pipe organ in a very spacious way! The mix of the large instrument and the ECM production style ... read moreCD
Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble —
Officium ... CD ECM, 1993. Used ...
Jan Garbarek on soprano & tenor sax, David James on contertenor, Roger Covey Crump on tenor, John Potter on tenor & Gordon Jones on baritone. CD
The legendary Jerry Garcia, in one of our favorite settings – stretching out on a long set with organist Merl Saunders – a player who always seemed to open up the jazzier side of Jerry's music! The material here is long and jamming, but in a way that's nicely laidback – certainly ... (Rock, Jazz)read moreCD
Features Garcia on guitar, Abel Pabon on piano, Nicky Orta on bass, and Rey Monrig on drums. Tracks include "Purple Haze", "Blackbird", "Nights In White Satin", "Living In The Past", and the original "Crossover". CD
Nubya Garcia —
Source ... LP Concord, 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A fantastic full-length debut from Nubya Garcia – a tenor saxophonist who's been making big waves on the London scene in recent work – and who, like most of her contemporaries in that city, is determined to push jazz into new dimensions that will keep the artform growing and alive for ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Red Garland —
Misty Red ... CD Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ...
A great later session from pianist Red Garland – recorded in the early 80s with support from Ahmad Jamal's old trio-mates – Jamil Nassar on bass and Frank Gant on drums! The Garland heard here is a gentler one than on his earlier recordings – playing with a nice Jamal-like sense ... read moreCD
(Part of the "Timeless Jazz Syndicate" series!)
Tim Garland —
Refocus ... CD Edition (UK), 2020. New Copy ...
Saxophonist Tim Garland pays tribute to a very unique moment in the career of Stan Getz – his early 60s collaboration with composer Eddie Sauter, on the orchestral project Focus from 1969! Garland really invokes the modern jazz vibe of the set here – using strings along with the core ... read moreCD
Tim Garland —
Refocus ... LP Edition (UK), 2020. New Copy ...
Saxophonist Tim Garland pays tribute to a very unique moment in the career of Stan Getz – his early 60s collaboration with composer Eddie Sauter, on the orchestral project Focus from 1969! Garland really invokes the modern jazz vibe of the set here – using strings along with the core ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An unusual 60s album that tries to link piano legend Erroll Garner to the crowds on the college campuses of the time – but with a vibe that's very different than most of the modern jazz sets that were usually issued in a similar format! This set was recorded mostly at Purdue University, and ... read moreCD
A beautiful version of one of Erroll Garner's best-selling albums ever – in a special oversized package that features the full unedited concert on two records! The album's a famous live date recorded in the mid 50s – and a record that's as important to his catalog as the classic Misty! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Erroll Garner's best-selling albums ever – a famous live date recorded in the mid 50s – and a record that's as important to his catalog as the classic Misty! Garner's playing before an apparently large audience, but the recording quality is still nice and clear – a strong ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Erroll Garner's first album of the 70s – and a set that's a perfect demonstration of that way he could always groove, but with an edge! The first 30 seconds of the album have this sense of bold freedom that might make you think you've accidentally put on a record by Cecil Taylor – that ... read moreCD
This set's definitely full of Garnering – that lopingly rhythmic approach to the keys that set Erroll apart from all the rest back in the day – in a mode that almost sounds like he's making things up as he goes along, deciding which course to take at the very last moment. The album's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting in the top seam.)
Erroll Garner gets a great added boost here – thanks to Jose Mangual Jr, who plays congas on this great date from 1971! The presence of Mangual's congas make the album sound a bit like some of the George Shearing Amigos albums on MPS – a sound that still echoes the older modes of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful early material by Erroll Garner – sides recorded at the end of the 40s, when he was really hitting his rhythmic stride! The tunes bristle with an approach to the material that's filled with life – as Garner seems to sense a rhythm where there might not necessarily be one ... read moreCD
A really groovy 60s album from pianist Erroll Garner – one that mixes his already-great style on the keys with some larger backings from the great Don Sebesky! The approach is wonderful, and seems to give Garner even more punch than usual – and he's working with an excellent core combo ... read moreCD
Includes a side's worth of material from each pianist – with Garner titles including "Cottage For Sale", "Rosalie", "Stairway To The Stars", "September Song" and more; and Taylor songs including "Mad Monk", "Solace", "Misty ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing. Vinyl has heat damage and plays with noise. Cover has a cut corner and some seam splits.)
A really unusual album from piano giant Erroll Garner – a jazz album at the core, but one that was also used as the soundtrack for an obscure Paul Newman film of the 60s! We always love Erroll Garner in a fuller setting – something that's not always easy to find on record – and ... read moreCD
Features Heinz Geisser on percussion, Fridolin Blumer on bass, Reto Staub on piano, Robert Morgenthaler on trombone, and Naoki Kita on violin. CD
Herb Geller —
Gypsy ... LP Atco, 1959. Very Good+ ...
A familiar concept, but an incredibly hip album – versions of tunes from the musical Gypsy, all played by an incredible group led by altoist Herb Geller! Geller could be a fantastically modern player when he wanted to be – and this album pushes him distinctly in that direction, as it ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label harp logo pressing with deep groove.)
A seminal piece of west coast bop from the mid 50s – featuring altoist Geller in group with wife Lorraine on piano, and either Curtis Counce or Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and either Larry Marable or Eldridge Freeman on drums. The groove's nice and hard, nice and stripped-down – and Geller ... read moreCD
Featuring Gendel on saxophone, Gabe Noel on bass, and Philippe Melanson on electronic percussion, playing a futuristic take on jazz standards including "Freddie Freeloader", "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat", "Satin Doll" and more. CD
One of the best of the MPS 2LP live sets of the early 70s – featuring an all-star group that includes key German players of the time – like Wolfgang Dauner, Heinz Sauer, Albert Mangelsdorff, Manfred Schoof, Gunter Lenz, and Ack Van Rooyen! The sound of the record is fairly out – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear and bumped corners.)