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
Walter Norris & George Mraz —
Drifting ... LP Enja, 1974. Near Mint- ...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
A relatively mellow album of work from Red Norvo – but one that expands his trio sound of the 50s into a quintet, as you might guess from the title! Red's working here with a group that includes the great Jimmy Wyble on guitar, plus Robert Drasnin on flute, clarinet, and alto, Bob Carter on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Features Teddy Wilson on piano, Slam Stewart on bass, Specs Powell & Eddie Dell on drums, Remo Palmieri on guitar, Vic Dickenson on trombone with Aaron Sachs and Hank D'Amico on Clarenet. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has oxidation on Side A, plays with surface noise. Cover has some aging.)
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
With Barry Harris on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Lenny McBrowne on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear at the corners.)
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
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 to it. Their ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreCD
Richly creative work from Nu Band – a hip ensemble that features Roy Campbell on trumpets and flute, Mark Whitecage on alto and clarinet, Joe Fonda on bass, and Lou Grassi on drums and percussion! There's a flowing, open feel here that's very much like some of Campbell's best albums recorded ... 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
2 very funky albums from British trumpeter Ian Carr – possibly the best of his 70s electric work, summed up nicely on this 2 CD set! Under The Sun has Carr jamming with Gordon Beck and Geoff Castle on keyboards – coming up with grooves that are shorter and tighter than those on some of ... 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
A rare Mexican set from Chico O'Farrill – cut during a time when he was also doing some great records up in the US! Includes jazzy Latin takes on "More", "Girl From Ipanema", "Misty", "Days Of Wine & Roses", and "April In Paris". (Latin, Jazz)LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy original pressing. Cover has some wear and discoloration from age.)
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
A striking session for Anita O'Day – and a refreshing change from her work of the 50s! This one has Anita singing with arrangements by Gary McFarland, a mix of easy jazz styles that show a more sophisticated side to her voice – a bit more careful than before, with more hidden in the ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreCD
(Out of print, 2007 pressing – includes obi.)
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s Japanese Polydor pressing, including the insert.)
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
(Orange & black label stereo pressing. Cover has some discoloration from age near the opening.)
Nice late larger arrangements from Claus Ogerman – with tenor solos from Michael Brecker! CD
(Out of print. CD booklet has a cutout mark.)
Ohio Penitentiary 511 Jazz Ensemble —
Hard Luck Soul ... CD Aragorn/Jazzman (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ...
A beautiful lost relic, and a monster batch of long jazzy grooves! The album was recorded in the great tradition of "musicans in prison" albums, like those by The Escorts in the early 70s, and it features an incredibly soulful band made up of jazz musicians in lockdown at the Ohio State ... read moreCD
Maresuke Okamoto, Guy-Frank Pellerin & Eugenio Sanna —
OPS . . . ! ... CD Setola Di Maiale (Italy), 2018. Used ...
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
That's Mat Walerian on the cover, looking all nice and spooky – but the group has a very down-to-earth, familiar trio at the core – Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass, and Hamid Drake on drums and percussion – players who really give the album a lot of well-grounded ... read moreCD
One of the hippest albums ever from singer Ruth Olay – who works here with hip trio backing from Red Mitchell on bass, Goran Strandberg on piano, and Nisse Sandstrom on tenor! (Vocalists, Jazz)LP, Vinyl record album
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.)
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 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 lesser-known side of early work from the great Dave Liebman – a very hip trio that also features Frank Tusa on bass and Bob Moses on drums and kalimba! The sound is very open, very spacious, and surprisingly spiritual – more so than some of Liebman's other work, especially in later ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear and aging.)
A powerful little trio – and one of the boldest setting that reedman Dave Liebman recorded in during the 70s! The Open Sky combo features Dave on a range of reeds – tenor, soprano, and alto flute – plus a bit of acoustic piano and percussion too – often working with these ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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.)
Orchestra USA/John Lewis —
Sonorities ... LP Columbia, Early 60s. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
A serious piece of jazz orchestral work – directed by John Lewis, conducted by Harold Farberman, and featuring solos by Jerome Richardson, Joe Newman, Dick Katz, and Richard Davis. The work's perhaps Lewis' most seriously avant garde on record – taking off even further from previous ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 360 Sound pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)
Features Collin Walcott on sitar and tabla, Ralph Towner on guitar, Glen Moore on bass, and Paul McCandless on oboe! CD
Friends ... CD Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
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
Beautiful live work from Oregon – a concert performance that somehow seems to provide an even more beautiful than usual setting for their special combination of talents! The group's flow is fantastic throughout – mixing the percussive elements of Collin Walcott on sitar, tablas, and ... read moreCD
The fantastic first outing of Oregon as a quartet – recorded right after the group's initial work with the Paul Winter Consort – but not released until a decade after the material was first put down to tape! Oregon had already reached greater fame by the time of the record's issue in ... read moreCD
Features the songs "June Bug", "Vessel", "Sierra Leone", "Ogden Road", "House Of Wax", "Hungry Heart", "Orrington's Escape", "Roots In The Sky", & "Longing So Long". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
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
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Oregon with Elvin Jones —
Together ... CD Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1976. New Copy ...
Drummer Elvin Jones joins the groundbreaking Oregon trio – and rather than making the set a record that's dominated by the star, Elvin nicely finds the right sort of way to really mix his talents with the group! Jones in the 70s could be pretty dynamic as a leader – but here, he's ... 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
Includes the tracks "Bucket Got A Hole In It", "Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho", "Tiger Rag", "Creole Bo Bo", "Eh La Bas", "The Worlds's Jazz Crazy, Lawdy So Am I", "Bil Bailey Won't You Please Come Home", and "Farewell To ... (78 RPM, Jazz)read more78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Album cover has some light edge wear, but is otherwise in good shape!)
A mad batch of tunes that are a perfect example of the "pilantragem" (piracy) movement in Brazil at the end of the 60s! Similar to some of the pluralistic cultural influences running through Tropicalia, pilantragem borrows music from a world of different sources – working in a ... (Brazil, Jazz)read moreCD
A sweet bossa combo from 60s Brazil – a jazzy little group that features some very early work on piano and arrangements from Francis Hime – whose sense of tone and color is already shining through, even at a relatively young age! Hime plays piano, and Nelson Motta plays guitar – ... (Brazil, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
With Marvin Sewell on acoustic guitar, Lonnie Plaxico on bass, Alex Harden on bass clarinet, Jeff "Tain" Watts on drums, Cleave Guyton on flute, alto flute & tenor saxophone, James Williams on piano, Robin Eubanks on trombone & Bryan Carrott on vibraphone. CD
Includes 4 remixes of the title track plus the cut "Cad'lack Back". CD
Bernard Purdie/Christian Fabian/Ron Oswanski —
Move On! ... CD Consolidated Artists Productions, 2020. Used ...
A new Hammond trio record featuring drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie! CD
Yasuhiro Otani & Tatsu Aoki —
Dial ... CD Asian Improv, 1997. Used ...
Yasuhiro Otani on cumputers & Tatsu Aoki on bass & electronics. CD
(Out of print.)
Other Dimensions In Music with Fay Victor —
Kaiso Stories ... CD Silkheart (Switzerland), 2020. New Copy ...
Vocalist Fay Victor joins the wonderful group Other Dimensions In Music – for a performance that really helps deepen the sound and knock the whole thing out of the park! Make no mistake, we already love the instrumental side of the group – Roy Campbell on trumpets and other instruments ... read moreCD
Features Jim O'Rourke, Sachiko M, and Akiyama Tetuzi. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
George Otsuka —
Go On ... CD Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1972. Used ...
Excellent work from Japanese drummer George Otsuka – a set that has him stepping away from his previous piano trio modes, and really making some greater magic with a larger group! The combo here is a quintet – filled with bright young players that include Shunzo Ono on trumpet and ... read moreCD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)
Japanese drummer George Otsuka is always one hell of a hip cat – one of those players whose name on a record always means that we'll pick it up – and never fail to hear something wonderful! And while Otsuka first got his start working with a piano trio at the end of the 60s, this sweet ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Out To Dinner (Michael Dease, Behn Gillece, & Others) —
Different Flavors ... CD Posi tone, 2019. New Copy ...
A fantastic all-star group of players who've recorded separately for the Posi-Tone label – coming together here with a very fresh sound! You'll definitely recognize a few names in the quintet – which features Michael Dease on trombone, Behn Gillece on vibes, Tim Green on alto, Boris ... read moreCD
Key proof that great songs never get old – and maybe even more, that the political messages of yesterday still have plenty of power today! Drummer Ulysses Owens mines the righteous territory of the 60s and 70s here – bringing together songs originally performed by Nina Simone, Abbey ... read moreCD
Most folks know Tony Oxley as an important drummer on the UK avant scene for decades – but he's also a creative musician with many talents, which includes strong work on electronics – which he uses here alongside Stefan Holker, who handles all the acoustic percussion on the record! The ... read moreCD
Features Peter Erskin on drums, John Abercrombie on guitar, Steve Kujala on flute & Mark Johnson on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
Marialy Pacheco —
Destinos ... CD Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2008. New Copy ...
A really rhythmic set from pianist Marialy Pacheco – a player who has this great way of leaping across the keys, grabbing up clusters of notes, and throwing them out in strong synchronization with the work of bassist David Jehn and drummer Eddie Fillip! We really don't know much about ... read moreCD
Lots of loco drums from Nelson Padron – a set that's got a slightly different feel than some of the other work we've heard from the Latin Percussionist – and we mean that in a good way! The record was cut with a nice use of echo in the mix – creating an almost watery sound at ... (Latin, Jazz)read moreCD
(CDr release, with 6 bonus tracks featuring Patato Valdez and Manteca.)
Sure, the album's got a hokey title – but it's a wonderful little session that ranks as one of the most striking in the Mode Records catalog! The lineup is a very unusual one – with Stu Williamson and Bob Enevoldsen on valve trombone, paired with Jack Sheldon and Don Fagerquist on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Mode pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has some marks that click. Cover has some gloss peel at the opening, small split at the bottom of the spine, and light stains on back.)
Sparkling work from arranger Marty Paich – one of our favorite large group talents of the 50s! The album definitely gets a boot out of us – not just for its sexy, shower-situated cover on the front – but also for its great approach to the music, penned here by Paich in ways that ... read moreCD
A hard-driving set from the great Eddie Palmieri – and a record that's maybe his strongest salsa effort in years, even though it's still filled with lots of the edgey, jazzy touches he's also brought to his best material in recent decades! The album's got a very strong lead vocal presence ... (Latin, Jazz)read moreCD
An incredible collaboration between pianist Eddie Palmieri and vibist Cal Tajder – a record done for Tico in answer to their previous session for Verve – and a set that's even harder-jamming overall! Cal and Eddie really find something special together on the record – and both ... (Latin, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican Orange label pressing. Cover has some wear and staining along the spine.)
Carol Pansei delivers a heck of a lot in the space of a small combo album – work on piano, violin, and flugelhorn – plus these really lovely wordless vocals that dip, turn, and glimmer around the tunes – almost in a legacy of Brazilian jazz that goes back to Flora Purim! The ... (Brazil, Jazz)read moreCD