A really unusual setting for the soprano saxophone talents of Evan Parker – and one that definitely unlocks some of the more textural shapesounds in his music! Parker works here alongside Matthew Wright on turntable and live sampling – and the Trance Map trio of Adam Linson, John Coxon ... read moreCD
A long-overdue follow-up to the seminal set of improvisations issued as Collective Calls in the early 70s – a legendary record that's echoed beautifully in this new set of duets! And maybe, if anything, the passage of years has shown even more incredible growth in the talents of both players ... read moreCD
This longstanding trio of musical partners really sounds wonderful here – attuned to the strengths and subtleties of each member – and able to open up with a beautiful sense of flow on the extended live improvisation on the set! All three musicians have always had as much of an ear for ... read moreCD
This longstanding trio of musical partners really sounds wonderful here – attuned to the strengths and subtleties of each member – and able to open up with a beautiful sense of flow on the extended live improvisation on the set! All three musicians have always had as much of an ear for ... 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 moreCD
A really wonderful collection of music from the legendary bassist William Parker – and one that finally brings a light to an under-illuminated side of his talents – his work with different singers over his long and creative career, all collected together here in a great 3CD set! Make ... read moreCD
Beautiful spiritual soul jazz! Longineu Parsons is an obscure American trumpeter who's cut some supremely fantastic music over the past 20 years – most of it nearly impossible to find, until the release of this great compilation. Parsons has a style that can be likened to some of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
All the good stuff from Joe Pass, and none of the gimmicky sessions – all in one great package, with lots of unissued tracks! Includes material from sessions for the Joe Pass albums Catch Me, Joy Spring, For Django, and 12 String Guitar Movie Themes – plus the Les McCann albums On Time ... read moreCD
Joe Pass plays a host of Gershwin-penned material – working in a spare combo with a slightly different sound than usual! Pass' guitar still has that deep, round tone that you'll hear on his best Pablo sides – but the group also features rhythm guitar from John Pisano, who makes for a ... read moreCD
The title's a good one – as Passport's Klaus Doldinger returns to his original love of Brazilian jazz – a style he explored strongly on his rare albums from the 60s! The sound here is certainly more contemporary, but still quite strong – a mostly acoustic approach to the music ... read moreCD
A cosmic leap forward for Passport – a record that's even more keyboard-heavy than some of the group's earlier work, and which stretches out in a spacey sound that's very much in keeping with the cover! The keys here are handled by (yet again) another new player in the group – Kristian ... read moreCD
The famous fusion combo hits the 80s with a mighty sweet sound – a style that adapts some of their older electric modes of the previous years with a slight shift in instrumentation and groove! All the core elements are still very much in place – especially the work on reeds and keys by ... read moreCD
A famous broadcast performance by this legendary bassist – but one that's presented here in a version that features 40 minutes of music that never aired on the original program! This well-recorded set captures Jaco Pastorius at his height – after a huge step forward in sound and style ... read moreCD
Two cookers from this Hammond legend – served up on a Blue Note 45! Features Grant Green on guitar, and saxes by both Fred Jackson and Harold Vick! (Funky 45's, Jazz)7-inch, Vinyl record
Junius Paul —
Ism ... CD International Anthem, 2019. New Copy ...
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 moreCD
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 remake of the score to The Connection – the famous play about drug addicts and jazz musicians that was later made into a film by Shirley Clarke, and which featured a soundtrack (issued on Blue Note) by Freddie Redd and Jackie McLean. Before it was a film, though, the play toured a number ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
A beautiful early record from a trio who would flourish even more strongly in years to come – usually under the leadership of Keith Jarrett, but working here with bassist Gary Peacock at the helm – guiding the piano of Jarrett and drums of Jack DeJohnette! The slight change really ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredible work from the most productive years of the amazing Duke Pearson – pianist, arranger, and a key force in the Blue Note sound of the late 60s! Duke first emerged as a funky pianist with a sound that was in the mode of Bobby Timmons and Les McCann, but which also had a slightly more ... read moreCD
(Out of print limited, numbered edition of 5000. Includes original slipcase & booklet.)
Incredible work from pianist Duke Pearson – a darkly-tinged album of grooves that surpasses all his other gems for Blue Note! The record showcases some great work from Bobby Hutcherson – slid into the mix in a really sly way, so that his jazzy vibes color all the tunes with an edgey ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has ring & edge wear, splitting in the spine, and an Audition Copy stamp on back.)
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!)
The best album yet from one of the hippest groups working on the French scene today – a group that really explodes with modal and spiritual energy that take us back to the 70s – but who also have a lean, focused sense of delivery that's all their own! The group's led by Florian ... read moreCD
The title's no lie, as the set's one of the most intimate albums we've ever heard from trumpeter Jeremy Pelt – a set that features his well-shaped lines in a trio with George Cables on piano and Peter Washington on bass! The drum-less format is really wonderful, and Pelt really takes ... read moreCD
Unreleased live work from this fantastic French group of the 70s – a free jazz quartet, but one with a key difference – and that difference is the Fender Rhodes of Siegfried Kessler! Kessler's a monster on both electric and acoustic piano – which he uses on the set as well – ... read moreCD
Mestari ... LP Le Chant Du Monde/Souffle Continu (France), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
A really amazing album from a French free jazz group who are really finding their way forward – issued in 1973, but already very different from most of the initial post-1968 recordings on the Parisian scene! The album features a concert recording, with three very long-spun tracks by the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The amazing first album from Perception – a French avant-jazz group that you might recognize from other performances from some of its members – a quartet lineup that includes Siefried Kessler on acoustic and electric piano, Didier Levallet on bass, Jean My Truong on drums, and Jeff ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The rare second album from French free jazz combo Perception – a quartet who are already feeling such strengths that they decided to add a few other musicians to their lineup! As before, the performance by the core quartet is amazing – really strong, solid work on keyboards and piano ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Bobby Kapp —
Ineffable Joy ... CD ESP, 2019. New Copy ...
One of the best showcases we've heard for the tenor sax work of Ivo Perelman in years – an open, blue-tinged performance that seems to open up his horn with a lot more soul than we remember! Of course, some of the credit certainly goes to the other partners on the date – Matthew Shipp ... read moreCD
We're not sure we've ever heard from bassist Miles Perkin before, but after this album we'll definitely be keeping an ear out for his music – as the whole thing has a wonderfully fresh, wonderfully vibrant sort of sound – Miles' strong lines on the bass really working magic with a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing work from west coast saxophonist Bill Perkins – playing here in a mode that's quite different than his more famous 50s recordings! The style here is almost one you'd hear on late 60s A&M Records – definitely "quietly there", with a blend of Perkins' reeds and ... read moreCD
Sweet electric grooving from Houston Person – an album that features his soulful tenor set in larger arrangements than on his earlier small combo Prestige sessions, in a mode that's a bit like some of the larger jazz sets coming out on CTI and Kudu at the time! Like Stanley Turrentine, who ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little record – one of Houston's most successful for Prestige! The album follows strongly in that late 60s pre-funk mode that Prestige was cooking up – tight and groovy, with electric bass dropped into the mix, electrifying things a bit, but still really just grooving in a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)
Houston Person is definitely a lucky so and so – blessed with a fantastic tone on the tenor sax, which he's kept strong through decades of recording – at a level that makes this record every bit of a gem as some of Houston's classics from years back! The album's done in a very classic ... read moreCD
A classic live set from trumpeter Marvin Hannibal Peterson – done with two side-long tracks that really let the group stretch out in a very spiritual way! The performance was captured at the Antibes festival in 1977 – and Hannibal's leading a relatively stripped-down group – with ... read moreCD
A classic live set from trumpeter Marvin Hannibal Peterson – done with two side-long tracks that really let the group stretch out in a very spiritual way! The performance was captured at the Antibes festival in 1977 – and Hannibal's leading a relatively stripped-down group – with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare early work from Hannibal Marvin Peterson – doing it live at the Burning Bush in Denton, TX in November of 1968, around the time Peterson was still a student at North Texas State University – an incredible formative live document of one of the great soul jazz players, in a more ... read moreCD
A great live document of the Oscar Peterson trio at the start of the 60s – that trio that provided a second chapter to the pianist's career, as he moved away from working with a guitar, and instead embraced the role of drums in the trio! The drums, though, are handled here in a very ... 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 light wear, but is nice overall.)
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 moreCD
A striking little record – and the kind that both players could only have made with the new freedoms in jazz recording of the 70s! Although Peterson and Gillespie had played together before on earlier Verve albums, the setting was never like this – because the album's only a duet ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
Oscar Peterson with Singers Unlimited —
In Tune ... LP MPS, 1971. Very Good+ ...
One of the first albums cut by the fab Singers Unlimited – and the set that has them backed by the Oscar Peterson Trio! The Singers always mixed well with guest jazz talents – and the style of this albums gives their sweet harmonies a nice jazz-based groove and not too much cheese on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most ambitious albums ever cut by Bosko Petrovic – that very hip vibist who mostly recorded in Croatia, but whose work matched some of the best on the European scene of the time! This double-length set features piano in the lead from John Lewis – plus a lineupt hat includes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, but this is a nice copy overall.)
Michel Petrucciani —
Pianism ... CD Blue Note (Japan), 1985. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Pure beauty and joy from Michel Petrucciani – a record that captures the pianist in all his 80s genius – working in a trio with Palle Danielsson on bass and Eliot Zigmund on drums, but clearly driving the whole engine with his boundless energy on the keys! The tracks are all quite long ... read moreCD
A sweet mix of electric and acoustic modes – and a set that still has Michel Petrucciani spinning out those long, warm piano lines that brought him to global attention in the 80s! Adam Holzman adds some electric keys alongside Michel's work on Steinway – which rings out with a rich ... read moreCD
Pettiford's second album of big band tracks for ABC during the 50s – a more open-ended set than the previous one, with modernist touches that really make the set sparkle nicely. Part of these are due to Gigi Gryce, who plays alto on the record, and probably had a bit of a hand in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, and a half split top seam.)
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 very different setting than some of the more spacious Barre Phillips albums of the 70s – as this set has him working in a mixed electric/acoustic mode – with a core quartet that features John Surman on baritone, soprano, and bass clarinet – plus Stu Martin on drums and Dieter ... read moreCD
A very different setting than some of the more spacious Barre Phillips albums of the 70s – as this set has him working in a mixed electric/acoustic mode – with a core quartet that features John Surman on baritone, soprano, and bass clarinet – plus Stu Martin on drums and Dieter ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a sticker in the top left corner.)
Picnic ... CD Data/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1985. New Copy Gatefold ...
Free jazz, and lots lots more – a lost nugget from an especially creative period in the Dutch scene, headed up by cellist Tristan Honsinger! At some level, the music echoes other improvised work by Honsinger – but at others, it also reflects the criss-crossing of genres and scenes that ... read moreCD
(Beautiful package – with a heavy Japanese-style paper sleeve!)
Early work by Dave Pike – one of his first albums ever, recorded with an all-star lineup that includes Barry Harris on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. Pike's got less of the groovy and fuzzed-out sound of his later work – but even at this young age, he's a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing, RLP 9360, with microphone logo & deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
Mellower than some of Dave's MPS records – with not as much psychedelic playing, but still some great jazzy grooves, laid out in a nice electric vein! The lineup includes vibes, electric piano, art, tenor, and guitar – and the best tracks have a dancing modal mode that shows that Pike ... read moreCD
A legendary MPS session from vibist Dave Pike – a set that mixes his funkier styles with some freer modal jazz leanings – all in a way that really makes the album stand out from the rest! The group is the groundbreaking Dave Pike Set lineup – the combo that featured Dave's vibes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy red label German pressing, in a glossy gatefold cover!)
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, and front cover has an autograph, and back cover appears to be autographed by most of the group members too!)
Pipeline ... CD Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2000. New Copy ...
The long-overdue issue of the only recording by this lost Chicago/Swedish project – a massive lineup of young avant players from the start of the millenium – similar in construction to the Peter Brotzman Tentet, but working here with a very different sound! The group came together over ... read moreCD
Pipeline 8 —
Prayer ... LP We Insist (Italy), 2019. New Copy Gatefold ...
Pipeline 8 pay tribute to the great Steve Lacy – by serving up their own versions of some of Lacy's music from previous years, and also contributing one of their own tribute tracks as well! The group has maybe more of a strong rhythmic pulse than some of Steve's famous records of the 70s and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download!)
Chris Pitsiokos/Susana Santos Silva/Torbjorn Zetterberg —
Child Of Illusion ... CD Clean Feed (Portugal), 2018. New Copy ...
Freely improvised sounds from a trio that features bassist Torbjorn Zetterberg and trumpeter Susana Santos Silva – both musicians we've loved together in the past – joined here by alto saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos, who seems to give them a much freer sound overall! The tracks are very ... read moreCD
A very cool little album from Placebo – arguably the group's most soulful session ever, and one that draws heavily from American funky jazz at the start of the 70s! The grooves are nice and tight, and keyboards are focused on the most soulful sort of riffs – not nearly as tripped out ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on heavyweight white vinyl!)
Bu Pleasant —
Ms Bu ... LP Muse, 1973. Near Mint- ...
This is the only album we've ever seen by this obscure east coast female organist, and it's somewhere between work by Trudy Pitts and Shirley Scott, with a little bit of the hip twist that was going down in New Jersey at the time of the recording. Bu sings a bit, but it's mostly organ grooves, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A totally groovy set from the famous Czech ensemble of Vaclav Zahradnik – easily one of the greatest groups going on his scene at the time, and presented here in a very weird and wonderful special setting! The album's definitely what it says in the title – fairy tales in beat, done as ... read moreCD
An indie jazz classic from the 70s – one of the few records cut as a leader by bassist Terry Plumeri, and a set that's probably best remembered for the presence of a number of famous guest stars! The style here is relatively loose and almost experimental – but there's also more of a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a small sticker, and two cutout holes.)
Peter Polzak, Kelly Sill & Rusty Jones —
Shadow Dreams ... CD Peter Polzak, 1985/2012. Used ...
A set recorded in Paris during the early 80s – but headed up by an American saxophonist, and done with a vibe that's like the best spiritual jazz modes of the 70s! Byron Pope has a compelling legacy that includes work with Burton Greene and Alan Silva – but he's definitely his own man ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful sounds from reedman Chris Potter – working here with an expanded string lineup, although one that's more of a string quartet added to the core combo – and maybe not the full orchestra you'd guess from the cover! Still, those subtle strings really add a lot to the record ... read moreCD
A fantastic collaboration between Andrew Potter and David Tillman – a duo who only cut a handful of records back in the day, all of them great! Potter & Tillman have a very collaborative spirit here – which opens the door to a host of hip soulful talents – including the great ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stone cooker – and one of the best versions of Porgy & Bess recorded in a jazz format! It's a slightly-forgotten fact that at the time of the big late 50s film version of Porgy & Bess, there was a bit of trouble with the soundtrack – so the market was flooded with other ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe limited edition pressing, #C 242, with booklet. Cover has partially split seams and light surface wear. Vinyl is nice, save for a short click on "Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess".)
Bud plays in trio format in Copenhagen in 1962, working with Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass and William Schiopffe on drums. Titles include "Move", "Rifftide", "Bouncing With Bud", "Straight No Chaser", and "Hot House". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese stereo Storyville pressing, with obi and insert.)
A nice, nice compilation of sides cut by Powell for Norman Granz, from 1949 to 1951. Given Powell's well documented bouts with instability and alcoholism, there are several periods that lasted for months and sometimes years when he would go unrecorded. The first dates on this set come at the end ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent sextet session by the great Seldon Powell – one of the late 20th century's best reed talents, but a player who's so often lost in larger bands – which is why it's especially nice to hear him grooving in a small combo set like this! The sound is incredibly soulful, at a ... read moreCD