The first album from Phineas Newborn in a number of years – and a set with a strong enough sound to warrant the "Phineas Is Back" in the title! Newborn's sound here has hardly dimmed at all – and he's still got that great blend of complicated flourishes and bluesier ... read moreCD
The Newborn Touch is always a great one, but it sounds especially nice on this record – a set that seems to go even farther than any of Phineas' earlier trio sessions! There's an almost-ambitious sound to the record that we really like a lot – one that possibly comes from Newborn's ... read moreCD
A pair of early albums from this Memphis piano legend! First up is the album Jamaica – one of the greatest albums from the early years of Phineas Newborn – a large group session from the pianist, and one with a very different feel than some of his trio sides! The music is all from the ... read moreCD
Features work with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Aaron Neville, and Jimmy Scott. Tracks include "Blues Waltz", "Fathead", "That's Enough", "For Buster", "Ramblin", "Day By Day", and "Chained No More" – 27 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase which has some edgewear & is priced accordingly.)
An excellent batch of straight ahead funk from David Fathead Newman! The record's a return to basics after a few more overly-produced sessions – and it features a stripped down quintet with Bernard Purdie on durms, Erick Gale on guitars, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, and Steve Novosel on bass. ... read moreCD
A pretty sweet set from reedman David Newman – a record that has him working with larger instrumental backdrops, in a mode that's almost like the sound going on with Stanley Turrentine over at CTI! William S. Fischer handled all the arrangements – so although things are tight, there's ... read moreCD
James Newton —
Binu ... LP Circle, 1977. Near Mint- ...
Features James Newton on flute – with Mark Dresser on bass, Tylon Barea on drums, and Allan Iwohara on a bit of koto! LP, Vinyl record album
An obscure funky fusion album from bassist Tony Newton – with a wild look that grabs you instantly! Tony plays this weird double-bass, and he's pictured with the instrument on the cover – looking like some super-heavy righteous dude that escaped from The Headhunters. The record ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A set that's mostly a trio date from reedman Adam Niewood – who blows both soprano and tenor on the set – the latter with a wonderfully rich tone! The core group features Tony Marino on bass and Ian Froman on drums – and both musicians keep things open and spacious, so that ... read moreCD
A lost session of spiritual jazz – recorded in LA in the latter half of the 80s, but with a soaring, righteous vibe that's right up there with the 70s scene! The group here is incredible – an all-star array of the best talents working for Nimbus Records – Nate Morgan on piano, ... read moreCD
Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson —
Chicago Waves ... CD International Anthem, 2020. New Copy ...
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 moreCD
Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson —
Chicago Waves ... LP International Anthem, 2020. New Copy ...
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
Rare Swiss performances from Tony Scott and Sal Nistico – both American players who reached some of their greatest heights on the European scene of the 70s! The first half of the CD features Sal Nistico sounding really great on a trio of long, open-ended tracks – blowing tenor ... read moreCD
Noa ... CD Soleil Zeuhl (France), 1980. Used ...
With Philippe Vincendeau on alto & soprano sax, Alain Gaubert on guitar & bass, Claudie Nicolas on vocals, Bernard Nicolas on flute & soprano sax & Christian Robard on drums, xylophone & vibraphone. CD
A fantastic funky set from the Sydney scene of the 60s – one of the coolest, cookingest combos to ever record in Australia at the time – and a group with a mix of mod and soul elements that reminds us of the best organ jazz recorded in London too! The group's led by the mighty Col ... read moreCD
A fantastic funky set from the Sydney scene of the 60s – one of the coolest, cookingest combos to ever record in Australia at the time – and a group with a mix of mod and soul elements that reminds us of the best organ jazz recorded in London too! The group's led by the mighty Col ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Noodband is Gerard Ammerlaan on bass, Charles Huffstadt on drums, Douwe Kamminga on tuba, Alan Laurillard on tenor sax, Frans Vermeerssen on alto sax, and Herman Koster on trombone. LP, Vinyl record album
An obscure Danish set – with Ole Nordenhof on piano, Jesper Zeuthen on alto, Thomas Frovin on drums, and Poul Ehlers on bass! Tracks are nice and long, with some really bold interplay between the alto and piano – all original material too! LP, Vinyl record album
(One corner of the cover has some light wear, but the rest is great.)
Nordjordet (Oyonn Groven Myhren/Bugge Wesseltoft) —
Nordjordet ... CD OK World (Norway), 2018. Used ...
A fantastic meeting of ancient and modern on the Norwegian jazz scene – a set that echoes some of the vintage Scandinavian folk/jazz experiments of the 60s, but with a very different vibe! The project is a collaboration between traditional singer Oyonn Groven Myhren, who also plays this ... read moreCD
Walter Norris on piano. Tracks include "Round Midnight", "Darn That Dream", "It's Always Spring", "Body & Soul", and "Modus Vivendi". CD
(Out of print.)
Walter Norris & George Mraz —
Drifting ... CD Enja/Solid (Japan), 1974. Used ...
The title's an appropriate one – as the record drifts a bit lazily from track to track. The energy never really picks up, and but it's got a nice laid back, spacious approach, settling comfortably into its destiny as a set of piano/bass duets. Titles include "Space Maker", "No ... read moreCD
A collection of late 40s recordings with The Hollywood Hucksters, which include Norvo and Benny Goodman as co-leaders, Charlie Shavers, Benny Carter, Dave Cavanaugh, Joe Kock, Jimmy Rowles, Irving Ashby, Red Callender, and Lee Young. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue. Cover has a cut corner and light surface wear.)
A really great later album from vibist Red Norvo – one that not only features some great small combo work of his own, but which also boasts some strong tenor from a young Scott Hamilton! But Norvo and Hamilton are only part of the group here – which also includes Dave McKenna on piano, ... read moreCD
Norvo may have cut some sleepy recordings in his day, but his early sides are usually all pretty great – especially this material, recorded with Tal Farlow on guitar and Charles Mingus on bass! The drum-less combination of vibes, guitar, and bass makes for an almost-exotic approach – ... read moreCD
Red Norvo on vibes with Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, Charlie Parker on alto saxophone, Flip Phillips on tenor saxophone, Teddy Wilson on piano, Slam Stewart on bass & JC Heard & Specs Powell on drums. CD
Great lean grooves from vibist Red Norvo – exactly the kind or record that shows why he was such an amazing talent on his instrument in the 50s! The album has Red working without piano or drums – just the guitar of Jimmy Raney and bass of Red Mitchell – both players who are ... read moreCD
Red Norvo with Buddy Collette —
Ad Lib ... LP Liberty, 1957. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
One of the hippest Red Norvo records ever – a rare outing for Liberty that features Buddy Collette on reeds, bringing in a new level of color to the Norvo group! Red's work on vibes is precise and nicely chromatic – often coming across in waves of sound on the mellower tracks, and with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has just a hint of seam splitting, but is nice overall.)
Novi Singers —
Torpedo ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1970. New Copy (reissue)...
Wonderful wonderful – and very groovy! The Novi Singers were a hip little vocal jazz ensemble from Poland in the late 60s and early 70s – and they've got a cool sound that's very much in the style of Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross, but with more of a swinging MPS groove! This album's ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ralf Nowy —
Nowy 2 ... LP Atlantic (Germany), 1975. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Groovy bit of German fusion, with sort of a funky rock break sound in parts, very groovy, and have a nice euro fusion sound to them. These cuts include "Fasten Seatbelts", "Six Machine", and "Steam Slippers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner. Vinyl has a slight warp that does not affect play.)
The band may be "Nu", but their groove has a really classic feel – a mix of swinging avant and more contemplative modes – served up by a quartet lineup that includes Roy Campbell Jr on trumpet, Mark Whitecage on alto and clarinet, Joe Fonda on bass, and Lou Grassi on drums and ... read moreCD
Seminal sounds from trumpeter Ian Carr and his Nucleus group of the early 70s – maybe one of the few jazz rock groups that was ever able to work with a fair bit of jazz in their sound! Unlike his contemporaries, who often started in rock first, then added some horns – Carr was already ... read moreCD
Urbaniak's joined by Roy Haynes, Kenny Barron, Buster Williams and Ted Dunbar in the New York Five, playing a more straight set than some of the fusion sides he's more well known for. The group's infused with a nice soul jazz sensibility to the mostly boppish numbers, including a couple of numbers ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bill O'Connell on drums, Joe Bonadonna on bass, Mike Marotta on congas & bongas, Andy Meachum on guitar, Dave Creighton, John Schmitt, Ken Bender, Michael Finnerty & Paul Kober on saxes, Bill Curran, Rich Lapka, David Gross & Edwin Williams on trombones, Chuck Kininmonth, Jared Brame, ... read moreCD
A wonderful wrapping of reeds – the alto of Aram Shelton and tenor and sopranino saxes of Larry Ochs – set up here as a unified spirit in the lead of the group, but always ready to break out with these bold individual moments too! The record's got a mixture of rasp and tunefulness that ... read moreCD
Anita O'Day —
Anita ... LP Verve, 1956. Very Good ...
One of the strongest of Anita's mid 50s outings for Verve – a tightly-crafted set that benefits from some good arrangements from Buddy Bregman! The format is perfect for Anita – giving her little space to have to make decisions, and letting her concentrate on the tone and charm that ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & yellow label Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove. Back cover has light aging, an ink stamp, and an index sticker.)
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 moreCD
Great small combo work from Anita O'Day – done at a time when the singer had maybe faded from the American limelight a bit, but continued to do some really exceptional work for a variety of smaller labels! In fact, we might even say that Anita during this stretch was even hipper than before ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Buddy Bregman's doing the arrangements on this one – and he brings a great jazzy flair to the backings, helping Anita O'Day open up in her most dynamic mode! The whole set swings nicely, but without any sort of hoke – and Bregman manages to highlight specific instruments in the ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and tape along a split top seam.)
Maybe the coolest project we've ever heard from Oddjob – that groovy Swedish jazz ensemble that features lots of offbeat work on trumpet from Goran Kajfes! The approach here is maybe hinted at by the title – as the group serve up instrumental tracks that each take the sound and shape ... (Jazz, Jazz)read moreCD
(Includes a nicely-illustrated book – and instructions for an "augmented reality" experience via app!)
Very groovy work from Chico – still very Latin at the core, but with lots of light 60s touches on top, ala the work of Gary McFarland, or some of the other groove-conscious arrangers for Verve and Impulse! Players on the set include Art Farmer, Clark Terry, JJ Johnson, Seldon Powell, and Pat ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)
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!)
Mika Ohashi meets the Ray Bryant Trio – with Ray Drummond and Winard Harper – for a set of standards that includes "My Funny Valentine", "Change Partners", "I Got Rhythm", "Days Of Wine & Roses", and "It Had To Be You". (Vocalists, Jazz)CD
(Out of print. Obi has a small Japanese promo sticker over barcode, disc is stamped 'sample' around the hub.)
A sweet Japanese take on American easy grooves – an album originally issued in 1971 under the title Easy Listening Special, and featuring the vocals of Hiroshi Okazaki! Hiroshi sings in English, with a warm, mellow, and round sort of tone – not exactly soulful, but cool and almost ... read moreCD
A great lost slice of easy from Japan – sweet vocal tracks that are sort of a groovy take on the Hawaiian sound of the 60s! The tracks include a lot of Hawaiian standards, sung by the Living Voices in a mode that's occasionally gentle and dreamy, but which at other times has a surprising ... read moreCD
The most ambitious set to date from bassist Michael Olatuja – a record that showcases him as way more than just a jazz musician, as he mixes together many different strands of music into his own sonic version of Lagos Pepper Soup! Olatuja plays a variety of basses, and is definitely a strong ... read moreCD
One of the few albums ever cut by drummer Grassella Oliphant – a soulful smoker that really shows the hip approach to jazz on Atlantic Records in the 60s! The album's got a tight groove that comes from superb efforts from a great quartet – Oliphant's drums in the lead, plus tenor from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label promo. Cover has a promo ink stamp on back.)
Jim Olsen on flutes with Andrea Niemiec on bass, Mike Snyder on congas & percussion, Jason Palmer on drums, John Harmon on piano & electric piano, Dick Oatts, Hashem Assadullahi & Lynn Baker on saxophones, Glenn Bonney on trombone & Bobby Shew & Dana Heitman on trumpet & ... read moreCD
(Punch through barcode.)
Omniversal Earkestra —
Le Mali 70 ... CD Trikont (Germany), 2020. New Copy ...
A fantastic project, and one whose sound is even better than we can sum up in words – as the core group features players from Berlin, inspired by older African sounds – turning to work from the 70s Mali scene, and teaming up with some of its musical giants – but all in a way that's ... (Global Grooves, Jazz)read moreCD
An incredible collection of work by one of the greatest Afro Funk groups of the 70s! From their inception as the AACM-styled jazz group Juju in the early 70s, to their key days in the DC Black Fire scene of the mid 70s, to their early 80s fame as club groovers, Oneness of Juju were one of the most ... (Global Grooves, Jazz)read moreCD
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 great live album from the sextet of pianist Junko Onishi – one of the warmest, most dynamic groups she's had in awhile – and one who come across here with all these moody tones and colors that seem to really help shape the direction of Junko's own performance! The horns are great ... read moreCD
A searing live set from this larger group headed up by pianist Junko Onishi – actually more than a sextet for this date, given the appearance of a few other players in the concert! Onishi sounds more vibrant than we've heard in years – not just a really dynamic leader, but also playing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A searing live set from this larger group headed up by pianist Junko Onishi – actually more than a sextet for this date, given the appearance of a few other players in the concert! Onishi sounds more vibrant than we've heard in years – not just a really dynamic leader, but also playing ... read moreCD
A funky combo from funky drummer Leonard King – both a doctor and a professor, but a very down-to-earth guy when it comes to records like this! The group's a sextet, and work with saxes and guitar to give the music a vibe that's almost vintage R&B at some points, but more creative jazz ... read moreCD
Orchestral jazz with featured soloists including Dave Clark on bass, Bruce Barth on piano, Dave Mann on alto sax, John LaPorta on clarinet, Peter cirelli on euphonium, Tim Hagans and Roy Okutani on trumpet, Matt Darriau on soprano, Dave Finucane on tenor sax, George Schuller on drums, and Pat ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Orchestra USA/John Lewis/Coleman Hawkins —
Jazz Journey ... LP Columbia, Early 60s. Near Mint- ...
Features solos by John Lewis on piano and Coleman Hawkins on tenor – plus a bit of narration from Skitch Henderson. LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has a Demonstration stamp on back and a small center split in the top seam.)
Friends ... CD Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy ...
Oregon open the door for a few friends to appear on the album – and in doing so, they also open themselves up as well – in a shifting set of tracks that sometimes features different groupings of the core musicians! The guests here are Bennie Wallace on tenor, Larry Karush on piano, and ... read moreCD
The Oregon sound, still alive and well into the 80s – perhaps given even more room to express itself in an ECM setting like this! The album's a mix of angular notes and warmer tones – very much the experimentalism that the group prided itself on at the time – and which really set ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear and a promo sticker.)
Violin ... CD Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy ...
The title's a reference to the special presence of Polish violinist Zbigniew Siefert, who joins Oregon for the set – and it's also the name of the side-long track on the first half of the record – a surprisingly beautiful long improvisation by the entire group! Given the way that ... read moreCD
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 beautiful illustration of the deep talents of Anthony Ortega – a player who still sounds as creative and inventive this late in his career as he did way back in the 50s and 60s! The bulk of the CD features Ortega in two settings – one, a batch of studio duets with bassist Kash ... read moreCD
The legendary drum work of Andrew Cyrille has a fantastically fresh setting here – matched with the piano of Aruan Ortiz and the percussion of Mauircio Herra – both of whom add some spoken bits to the performance! Cyrille's brilliance hasn't dimmed at all over the years – and he's ... read moreCD