With a great lineup that includes David Friedman on vibes, Bill Frissel on guitar, Terumasa Hino on cornet, Jim Pepper on tenor, and guest vocals from Toni Wilson, Jeanne Lee, and Sheila Jordan. CD
(Out of print.)
Ted Moses Quintet —
Sidereal Time ... LP Radio Canada/Return To Analog (Canada), 1974. New Copy (reissue)...
A gem of a record from the Canadian scene of the 70s – issued by the house label of Radio Canada, with a very unassuming cover – but a sound that flows out with a heck of a lot more vibrancy than you might expect! Ted Moses plays both acoustic and electric piano, and also blows some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)
Johannes Mossinger —
Rules ... CD Waterpipe (Germany), 2010. Used 2 CDs ...
A great statement as a leader from drummer Paul Motian – a player that none would have expected to be hitting this territory in the decade before – the start of a great run of records that continued his break from more familiar rhythmic territory! The record's got a very strong ECM ... read moreCD
A collection of 80s recordings made by Don Moye – cut back in his hometown Chicago scene, and recorded with a host of lesser-known players from the scene – including vocalist Luba Raashiek, percussionist Enoch Williamson, trumpeter Billy Brimfield, saxophonist Ari Brown, and harmonica ... read moreCD
Spirited percussion work by Famoudou Don Moye and Enoch Williamson – linking together a series of pan-African traditions in a longer Sun Percussion Summit that also features work by players that include Calvin Koko Brunson, Oscar Bobo Brown III, Babu Atiba, PC Cotton, and poet G'Ra. Tracks ... read moreCD
Features Ravi Coltrane on tenor, Elvin Jones on drums, and Graham Haynes on trumpet and flugelhorn. CD
(Out of print.)
Dawan Muhammad —
Deep Stream ... LP Evidence/High Jazz (Switzerland), 1979. New Copy (reissue)...
A really amazing record from Dawan Muhammad – a west coast musician who never got the same sort of spiritual jazz credit as some of the giants of the 70s – but who kept on making really wonderful music as the years went on! Muhammad's recently known as the force behind the Life Force ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic work from the legendary Idris Muhammad – the funky drummer who first rose to fame making breakbeats with Lou Donaldson in the 60s, then recorded some hip soul-based records in the 70s – here really getting back to basics with a set of soulful, spiritual small combo jazz! The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible record from funky drummer Idris Muhammad! Idris is probably known for his funky break work on Blue Note and Prestige records sessions of the late 60s and early 70s – but by the time of this 1974 album, he was really expanding his style, hitting a laidback groove that went way ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1500 – on yellow heavyweight vinyl!)
A great late 70s chapter in the career of funky drummer Idris Muhammad – moving into very different territory here than his early soul jazz with Lou Donaldson, and even his earliest solo material too! David Matthews arranged the tracks, and he's given them a slick but soulful sound, with lots ... read moreCD
A great late 70s chapter in the career of funky drummer Idris Muhammad – moving into very different territory here than his early soul jazz with Lou Donaldson, and even his earliest solo material too! David Matthews arranged the tracks, and he's given them a slick but soulful sound, with lots ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A completely different album than some of the earlier work from funky drummer Idris Muhammad – but a set that's completely wonderful in its own sort of way! Muhammad's drums are still right on the money, and able to move with even more quick-stepping power than before – set up in these ... read moreCD
A wonderful fusion set from this great trombonist – filled with all the soul of his earlier years, but expanded by some electric help from an American lineup! The album shows Shigeharu Mukai as one of the most expressive players in this unique Japan/US fusion moment – working as a ... read moreCD
A rare session from Astrud Gilberto – recorded in the early 80s as a collaboration with Japanese trombonist Shigeharu Mukai! The set's got a dreamy bossa feel throughout – with arrangements that are a bit modern, but still quite jazzy – and very much in the mode that brings out ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, including the insert. Cover has light discoloration from age.)
Pure insanity from the mighty Mulatu – one of his few American albums from the 60s! The record's an incredible blend of New York Latin and some of the more Afro-styled grooves Mulatu explored more freely on his Ethiopian recordings – served up in a jazzy style that has plenty of vibes ... (Global Grooves, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare early work from Mulatu – material recorded in America, in the years before Mulatu returned to his Ethiopian homeland, and really set the scene on fire! The style here is a mix of Latin jazz with some more exotic elements – played by a combo that features Mulatu on vibes, alongside ... (Global Grooves, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing work from the legendary Mulatu Astatke – one of Ethiopia's funkiest musicians of the 70s, making a rare appearance here on this lost American recording! The album has been a holy grail for years amongst beatheads – loved for its killer blend of weird rhythms, sweet funk, and ... (Global Grooves, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mad grooves from the Ethiopian scene of the 70s – featuring work by the enigmatic Mulatu, plus some of the other extra-cool artists on that country's groundbreaking soul and funk scene! Mulatu plays Fender Rhodes and organ on his tracks – grooving with a slow, snakey approach that's ... (Global Grooves, Jazz)read moreCD
Volume one of a classic live album by Gerry – expanded here to include the entire 10 tracks from a November 1954 concert recorded in Stockton, CA. The group includes Chico Hamilton, Red Mitchell, and Jon Eardley – and Gerry even plays a bit on the piano, despite its absence from his ... read moreCD
Great large group material from Gerry Mulligan – and a record that definitely defines the sound of his famous Concert Jazz Band of the early 60s! The group features a four part sax section – headed by Mulligan, with other players that include Zoot Sims on tenor, Gene Allen on baritone, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet little large group session from Gerry – a bit harder swinging than some of his mid 50s small group work, but still with that mellifluous glide that's the trademark Mulligan sound! Arrangements are by some great talents – including Al Cohn, Johnny Mandel, and Bob Brookmeyer, who ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two previously-unissued live sets from Gerry Mulligan – both quartet dates with the leader on baritone sax – and featuring Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, Bill Crow or Joe Benjamin on bass, and Donald Bailey or Gus Johnson on drums! CD
Gerry Mulligan meets up with a great array of 50s modernists here – in specially setting dedicated to all Mulligan-penned compositions! Although a radical player himself on the baritone sax, Gerry also added something strong to the 50s jazz catalog with his great tunes from the early days ... read moreCD
This is the small combo recording of tracks from the legendary jazz score to I Want To Live! Although not featured that prominently in the film, the band of Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Bud Shank, and others were a pretty tight little group – even though it was strange to see this west coast ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)
Gerry Mulligan's still far from the mainstream of jazz on this sweet little set – a great date that expands nicely from the mellower styles of the Pacific Jazz years – expanding the group a bit, with some really great results! In addition to Mulligan's usual baritone sax, Gerry also ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some oxidation in the front image.)
Incredible work from Gerry Mulligan – material that predates his better-known west coast sides of the mid 50s! These 1951 recordings are a seminal document of the team of Gerry Mulligan and Allan Eager – offering some of Mulligan's first big impact on the east coast scene before moving ... read moreCD
(Out of print, 2013 SHM-CD pressing – includes obi.)
Mulligan always sounds great next to a tenor – especially in the Verve series that has him teamed up with players like Johnny Hodges, Paul Desmond, or Stan Getz. This release, cut with Ben Webster upfront, is one of the best of that series – and features the pair blowing easily and ... read moreCD
Mark Murphy —
Rah ... LP Riverside, 1961. Very Good+ ...
Great early work by Mark Murphy – a set that's different than the cool breeziness of his 70s work, and done with an approach that's a lot hipper than most of his 60s contemporaries! Ernie Wilkins handles the arrangements, and there's a rollicking soul jazz groove here that's a bit unusual ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic set of loft jazz from a young David Murray – recorded during a European concert from 1977, with a sound that's looser and freer than Murray's later work! The group's a well-matched batch of players that includes Don Pullen on piano, Butch Morris on cornet, Fred Hopkins on bass, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really bold step forward for David Murray – a seminal live recording that features one of the hippest big bands you'll ever hope to find! Murray really uses the date as a chance to express the full range of his musical talents – and often shows modes that are more traditional than ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
David Murray —
Ming ... LP Black Saint (Italy), 1980. Near Mint- ...
Beautifully arranged work from David Murray – an important early large group recording, one that really helped point the way to some of his later genius! The session features Murray leading an all-star octet that includes Henry Threadgill on alto, Olu Dara on trumpet, Butch Morris on cornet, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A new life for the ideas of saxophonist David Murray – worked out here in an octet of top-shelf players! The sound is avant one minute, swinging the next – and carried off with a rich sense of jazz tradition that really marks the growing appreciation of roots in the 80s generation of ... read moreCD
A surprisingly nice album of straight ahead tenor tracks from David Murray – playing here in a quartet with guitarist Stanley Franks, drummer Andrew Cyrille, and the great Don Pullen, who plays organ on the session! The album's not exactly in the classic soul jazz organ/tenor mode – ... read moreCD
David Murray on tenor sax & bass clarinet, Fontella Bass on vocals, Hugh Ragin on trumpet, Jimane Nelson on Hammond B3, piano & synthesizer, Stanley Franks on guitar, Clarence Pookie Jenkins on electric bass, Ranzell Merritt on drums & Leopoldo F Flemming on percussion. CD
A great little session by Murray – recorded at that point in the early 90s when DIW was turning out some especially soulful records! The group on the set features Fred Hopkins on bass, McCoy Tyner on piano, and Elvin Jones on drums – and although you might expect a Coltraney feel from ... read moreCD
An album of spiritual tunes and spiritual themes – played by David Murray in a style that's quite similar to his work on the Deep River set! The format's a bit more traditional here, given the album's use of older themes from gospel music – but the core quartet of Dave Burrell, Fred ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
David Murray & Gwo-Ka Masters Feat Pharoah Sanders —
Gwotet ... CD Justin Time, 2004. Used ...
A rich tapestry of Afro-Caribbean rhythms – and one of the most compelling albums we've heard in years from David Murray! The set features an expanded group of percussionists, vocalists, and other instrumentalists – fronted by lead solo stars David Murray and Pharoah Sanders – ... read moreCD
One of the greatest jazz voices on the bass clarinet – save perhaps for the late Eric Dolphy – working here in a wonderful batch of ballads and gentle groovers! The set's quite different from the usual jazz date to bear "ballads" in the title – as David Murray's not ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Diedre Murray & Fred Hopkins —
Stringology ... CD Black Saint (Italy), 1994. Used ...
Features Diedre Murray on cello, Marvin Sewell on guitar and dobro, Fred Hopkins on bass, Newman Baker on drums and spoons, and a guest appearance by Ray Montilla on congas. CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a small cutout hole.)
One of the best-ever BYG/Actuel sessions, and one that has the unlikely pairing of east coast avant players Sonny Murray and Byard Lancaster, with Art Ensemble Of Chicago bassist Malachi Favors! Murray plays drums, and reads a bit of poetry, while the band wails behind him in powerful turgid lines ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the more spiritual sessions for BYG, and a large ensemble session that brings together players like Archie Shepp, Malachi Favors, Roscoe Mitchell, Grachan Moncur, and Clifford Thornton. "Suns Of Africa" takes up all of side one, and although it begins slow, and with spare soloing, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sunny Murray/Bob Dickey/Robert Andreano —
Homework ... LP Super Secret Sound/No Business (Lithuania), 1994. New Copy (reissue)...
Drummer Sunny Murray really hit some wonderfully subtle, sensitive moments in the later years of his career – as you'll definitely hear here, working in a trio with Robert Andreano on guitar and Bob Dickie on bass! Both of the string players use their instruments in ways that are often ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
You're definitely not at the opera with a set like this – a batch of well-crafted improvisations between drummer Sunny Murray and reedman Sabir Mateen – who plays alto, tenor sax, and flute throughout the course of the record! Like most of the best Eremite releases, this one is a live ... read moreCD
Tight hard tenor work by the great Vido Musso – featuring a set of tracks that skirts between bop and R&B tenor tunes, with backing by a little combo that includes Chico Alvaraz and Maynard Ferguson on trumpets. Vido's got a tone that's just great – raw, with the reed almost blown ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has seam splitting and aging.)
A great little album – even if it tries to promise too much! The set bills itself as "the swinginest Hammond organ album since the birth of psychedelia" – and while that sort of a claim is so high that nobody could ever match it, the album is a great batch of offbeat soul ... (Soul, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wolfgang Muthspiel/Scott Colley/Brian Blade —
Angular Blues ... LP ECM (Germany), 2020. New Copy ...
A record that's maybe one of the most tuneful, lyrical we've ever heard from guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel – and that may have a lot to do with the wonderful help in the trio from Scott Colley on bass and Brian Blade on drums! The tunes still have some of the abstract qualities of Muthspiel's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amina Claudine Myers —
Amina ... CD Novus/BMG, 1988. Used ...
A pretty interesting change for this lovely lady of the AACM – as Amina Claudine Myers makes a shift towards more R&B-inflected jazz, working in equal parts vocals and piano with more electric instrumentation than you'd hear on some of her earlier albums. Although the move was kind of ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Disc has a security strip on the top side, tray card is missing one spine.)
N'awlins Gumbo Kings —
UFO Saloon ... CD Herring Howard & Sizer, 2006. Used ...
Miki N'Doye —
Tuki ... CD ECM (Germany), 2006. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Features Mink N'Doye on kalimba, tamma, m'balax, bongos, and vocals – plus Jon Balke on keys, Per Jorgensen on trumpet, Helge-Andreas Norbakken on percussion, and Aulay Sosseh & Lie Jallow on vocals. CD
The second album from a really great group – the brainchild of keyboardist Yasushi Karasawa, who has a way of putting together his sounds that's very unique! There's a freshness here that reminds us of the excitement we first felt when falling in love with Japanese groups back in the 90s ... read moreCD
Fantastic sounds from Nacka Forum – a group with a name that might be a bit unusual, but which represents some of the strongest work on the Moserobie label in recent years! The lineup here is a quartet – Goran Kajfes on trumpet and mellophone, Johan Bethling on bass, Kresten Osgood on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Paura ... CD Alga Marghen (Italy), 1973. Used ...
A stone smoker from tenorist Seiichi Nakamura – thanks partly to some great trombone from Shigeharu Mukai! Shige's one of our favorite Japanese trombonists from the 70s, and he really gives this session a deep degree of soul – working strongly in the frontline with Seiichi, and getting ... read moreCD
A definite New York groove from bassist Teuro Nakamura – and a set that really takes us back to some of the best American/Japanese fusion sessions of the late 70s! Like some of those classics, this one was recorded in the US, with a Japanese player in the lead – bassist Nakamura – ... read moreCD
A landmark album from the Japanese fusion scene of the 70s – a killer set of tracks recorded by bassist Teruo Nakamura, with help from a host of American soul jazz luminaries! The album's easily one of Nakamura's most sought-after sets – and for good reason too, as the cuts are long ... read moreCD
(Out of print blu-spec CD pressing – with obi!)
Teruo Nakamura & Rising Sun Band —
Wind Smile ... CD Cheetah, 1990. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Teruo Nakamura handles bass and plenty of keyboards – with help from John Stubblefield on tenor and soprano sax, Harry Whitaker on keyboards, Barry Finnerty on guitar, and Akira Tana on drums! The set also features guest work from Loni Groves on vocals, Eddie Henderson on trumpet, and Jimmy ... read moreCD
A completely fresh take on tunes from the show Flower Drum Song – done here all as trio numbers by pianist Morris Nanton, who handles the music with a lot more sensitive spin than the lyrical versions! Nanton's got this full, rich tone at this point in his career – a well-punctuated ... read moreCD
Lost lyrical sounds from Morris Nanton – a player who only recorded a handful of albums, all of them great! Nanton's an unusual player – in that at one level, he's got this heavy left-hand style that's almost in a soul jazz mode – but also still manages some of the lighter, more ... read moreCD
(Out of print, 2017 SHM-CD pressing – includes obi!)
One of the best club jazz combos we've heard from the Japanese scene to date – a group who's solidly jazz based, but who also hit a range of colors and tones that open up with the rhythms of some of their contemporaries! Native have a sound that comes across cool at first – laidback ... (New Grooves, Jazz)read moreCD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Natural History —
Fur ... CD Skycap (Germany), 2005. Used ...
Natural History is Joe Morris on bass, Joe Sexton on tenor, and Corix Galipault on drums. CD
A great collection of work by Fats Navarro – his complete Blue Note recordings, and a masterful collection of trumpet-based bop! There's are a total of 26 songs on this 2 LP set and several groups that Navarro played with are represented – The Tadd Dameron Sextet & Septet, The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great set of early modern bop material – 36 tracks that bring together the complete Blue Note recordings of Tadd Dameron and Fats Navarro – about half of them featuring Navarro in Dameron's group, the other half featuring Fats on his own, working with Bud Powell, Howard McGhee, and ... read moreCD
Not as all-out experimental as some of the other work by Lelo Nazario – but still pretty great! "Lagrima" is a side-long piano solo – and the other side features "Sursolide Suite", Nazario's piano with two basses, played by Zeca Assumpcao and Rodolo Stroeter! (Brazil, Jazz)LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker in the corner, and some light wear.)
A great little album – a lot better than you might think from the concept! After the death of JFK, Oliver Nelson penned this extremely strong tribute to the man – featuring snippets of speeches made by Kennedy during his time in office as president, used as bridges between jazz based ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)
Oliver Nelson's follow-up to his classic Blues & The Abstract Truth session for Impulse – and like that one, a tremendous little album – filled with deep tones and wonderful colors in sound! The group here's a bit larger than before – an ensemble that includes Phil Woods on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA pressing.)
Oliver Nelson —
Swiss Suite ... CD Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy ...
A killer set of searing soulful spiritual material from Oliver Nelson – and one of his best albums of the 70s! There's hardly anything "Swiss" in the music – save for the fact that it was recorded at the Montreux Jazz Fest – as the large ensemble recording has Nelson at ... read moreCD
A really standout score from Oliver Nelson – a set that's got some of his groovier touches at times, but also features some pretty great straighter scoring as well! The record really shows Nelson stepping out from his older role as a strictly jazz-based arranger – and although there ... (Soundtracks, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole and some light wear.)
A unique little outing for Oliver Nelson – one that breaks him out of the familiar territory of the studio, and puts him in a much more spontaneous live setting! Nelson's playing soprano sax on the album – using the instrument in an edgey way that has echoes of Coltrane, yet which also ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo rainbow label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)
The New Mastersounds must have their own source of renewable energy – as they've been giving us great records for many years now, and still are strongly on top of their game! The core quartet is driven by the funky drums of Simon Allen, the bumping bass of Pete Shand, the sweet keyboards of ... (Deep Funk, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really nice take on the music of New Orleans soul legend Allen Toussaint – a record that sets things up in new jazz-based arrangements that open up whole new sides of the songs! You'll know most of the numbers here – especially if you've got any of Toussaint's classic albums or ... read moreCD
One of our favorite albums ever on the legendary ESP label – and a key session in the best "new thing" mode of the 60s! The New York Art Quartet were a short live collaboration between trombonist Roswell Rudd, saxophonist John Tchicai, bassist Lewis Worrell, and percussionist ... read moreCD
A great set by one of the more obscure groups to record for the CTI/Motown subsidiary Salvation – a great quartet that features Frank Wess on soprano sax and flute, Roland Hanna on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Ben Riley on drums. The group play in a mode that really pushes past that of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe not a "world" of piano, but a real classic from Phineas Newborn – a record that marks a harder, more soulful sound than some of his 50s work – shaking free from some of his flowery touches on the keys, and digging much deeper into the groove of his Memphis roots! The ... read moreCD
Maybe not a "world" of piano, but a real classic from Phineas Newborn – a record that marks a harder, more soulful sound than some of his 50s work – shaking free from some of his flowery touches on the keys, and digging much deeper into the groove of his Memphis roots! The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has lightly bumped corners at the top, with two ink stamps and a bit of pen on back. Still looks nice otherwise, with minimal wear.)