Features James Newton on flute, Anthony Davis on piano, Phil Wilson on drums, and Abdul Wadud on cello! The interplay between Newton on flute and Wadud on cello is especially great, and though the playing throughout is free and energetic, there's a wonderful sense of spaciousness too. 5 tracks: ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cut corner, but is great overall.)
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 contemporary set of rock fusion recorded in Buenos Aries – but one with a spacey vibe that takes us right back to the 70s bom in the genre! The group's a quartet, and very heavy on guitars and keyboards – which they weave together in a spiralling musical path to soar to the skies ... (Rock, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the few rare albums cut by this important influence on John Coltrane! Personell includes John Miller on piano, Phil Bowler on bass, Jeff Watts on drums, and Joe Gaines on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
Nick Nicholas —
Big Nick ... LP India Navigation, 1985. Near Mint- ...
Big Nick Nicholas is one of these lost tenor stars that you always hear whispers about, but can never find on wax. Years ago, Coltrane honored him with the great composition "Big Nick", but despite that fame, Nicholas had never cut a record as a leader until this obscure session in 1985. ... 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
Contemporary large ensemble album from pianist Vladimir Nikolov and drummer Srdan Ivanovic. CD
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
Mike Nock has always been a pianist with so many varied shades and styles to his talents – and here, he makes a rare ECM appearance in a set that's nicely different from most of his other albums of the 70s – maybe a bit more sensitive at times, but also maybe more freewheeling too ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful solo piano from Mike Nock – and a record that grabs us a lot more than we would have expected! Nock's a player who's had so many different great moments, in so many different settings, it's almost easy to overlook a more subtle record like this – yet the album's got a sense ... 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 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
Genius work from the always-compelling Walter Norris – a pianist with a sense of complexity that's always mesmerizing, but one who can also find a way to effortlessly swing at the same time – which he does beautifully on this overlooked set from the early 80s! Most tracks are long, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has two cutout holes.)
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
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.)
With Urbie Green, Buddy Tate, Dave McKenna, Steve LaSpina, and Barrett Deems. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
Red Norvo —
Move! ... CD Past Perfect, Mid 50s. Used ...
Great 50s material from Red Norvo – 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 – one that rings out with some new moods and tones on tracks that are old standards – in a ... read moreCD
Red Norvo's dragged his vibes out into a field of wildflowers – and while we hate to think what that's done to the sound of his instrument (not to mention his hayfever), we can definitely say that the album's a groovy treat from the decade when Red was turning out some of his finest music ... read moreCD
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
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
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
A very funky albums from British trumpeter Ian Carr – among the best of his 70s electric work The album features Carr playing a bit of moog next to Nucleus' Geoff Castle's keyboards – and really jamming out on trumpet with some strong funky licks! The album's also got some darker more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cut corner, light staining along the edges, partially unglued seams, and some wear.)
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.)
Fantstic work from this overlooked player – a trio date, with Teddy Kotick on bass and Jimmy Wormworth on drums – and titles that include "Ray's Idea", "Toby's Song", "Hi Fly", "Storybook Dreams", "Bits & Pieces", and "Through ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
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.)
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
Anita O'Day —
My Ship ... CD Emily/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ...
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 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
(Orange & black label stereo pressing. Cover has some discoloration from age near the opening.)
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.)
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
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 greatest groups of the second generation of ECM – a post-Ornette Coleman quartet that features Don Cherry, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, and Ed Blackwell – all exploring space in a way that's quite different than their work with Ornette! The sound here is much freer, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Second ECM recording of Ornette Coleman alums, once again playing a handful of newer tunes as well as Coleman repertoire. Don Cherry's on trumpet and piano, Dewey Redman on tenor sax & musette, Charlie Haden on bass and Ed Blackwell on drums. While Coleman was delving into full-on electric ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Old Time Musketry is Adam Schneit on saxophone & clarinet, JP Schlegelmilch on piano, Wurlitzer, glockenspiel & synth, Phil Rowan on bass, and Max Goldman on drums & melodica. Includes 9 tracks – all originals. CD
There's no end to our love affair with this great group – one of the most rock-solid lineups of the past decade or so, thanks to tight work from some players who clearly love working with each other! The mighty Eric Alexander is in the frontline on tenor sax – as are Jim Rotondi on ... read moreCD
A landmark of 70s Afro-styled jazz – and the first album by this famous underground collective! Oneness of Juju were a Washington DC-based group that grew out of the ashes of the Juju avant jazz ensemble – formed in the culturally rich African-American community of DC in the 70s, with ... (Global Grooves, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Lacquered from the original master tapes in a tip-on sleeve. Includes 12 page booklet!)
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!)
Junko Onishi —
Fragile ... CD Blue Note, 1998. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Junko Onishi on piano & keyboards, Reginald Veal on bass & electric bass & Karriem Riggins on drums. CD
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 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.)
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 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.)
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
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
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
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!)