Classic ECM material from guitarist Terje Rypdal – a set that only features a trio, but which has a wonderfully majestic sound all the way through! Terje plays guitar, keyboards, and flute – somehow finding a moody edge on all three instruments – getting perfect accompaniment ... read moreCD
A key album in bringing the guitar sound of Terje Rypdal to a larger audience – a wonderfully fluid electric set that opens up his sound, while still keeping all the edge from his early days! There's few players like Rypdal on the strings, and that's definitely the case here – as the ... read moreCD
Very nice 2LP set that brings together some of Oliver's best moments from his funky years at the Abet label! The set features a very tasty batch of sax-based instrumentals, all with the kind of mellow funky groove that was Oliver's stock in trade during the 70s. Titles include "Funky ... (Soul, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam and a sticker in the top left corner.)
Wonderful work from a real up-and-comer – a bright young jazz artist who seems to get better and better with each new record! Philippe Saisse takes his "acoustic" tag here with a grain of salt – as the French keyboardist also plays Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer organ, and vibes on ... read moreCD
A tremendous live set from pianist Teru Sakamoto – a session that soars with all of the life, soul, and imagination of McCoy Tyner at his 70s best! The record's got a feel that's quite open – long tracks, with plenty of solo space for Sakamoto on the piano – but the sound is ... read moreCD
Includes solo piano renditions of "Summer Of 42", "Summertime", and "On The Sunny Side Of The Street", plus a few ensemble recordings with personnel including Antonio Sant'Anna, Elber Bedaque, Romero Lubambo, Nilton Rodrigues, Raul Mascarenhas, and others. (Brazil, Jazz)LP, Vinyl record album
Celso Saluzzi & Dino Saluzzi on bandoneon, percussion & voice, Felix "Cuchara" Saluzzi on tenor & soprano saxophones & clarinet, Armando Alonso on guitars & voice, Guillermo Vadala on electric bass & voice, Jose Maria Saluzzi on drums, percussion & voice & ... read moreCD
A pretty great little album from guitarist Sal Salvador – a player who didn't record much, but who was right up there with 50s talents like Tal Farlow and Kenny Burrell! Salvador's got a sweet and clean single-line style that works magically with the rich arrangements on the set by Larry ... read moreCD
Well, this one's not really the kind of album that will make you throw away your Marlboros – but it is a great set of jazz tracks by Sal Salvador, despite a goofy cover and title! The album was issued by Roulette during the time of its "how to strip" and "how to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, so we can't guarantee if the booklet is included.)
Sammy sings soul – not Sammy Davis Jr, but this ultra-hip Japanese singer from the early 70s – a female vocalist who works here with great backings from the Freedom Unity ensemble! The tunes are all numbers from American and British sources of the 50s and 60s – tunes you'd know ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreCD
A big overview collection of work from the key years of reedman David Sanborn – a player who certainly knew how to hit the heights with the sales of his records, but also had a surprisingly strong, rich career over the years! If you only think of Sanborn as a smooth jazz pioneer, then you'll ... read moreCD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)
David Sanchez —
Carib ... CD Melaza/Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ...
David Sanchez kicks off the album's liner notes with a great discussion on the African diaspora and its influence on music – one that's always been strongly felt in David's recordings, but which seems to come through even more strongly here! The record's definitely jazz, but borrows lots of ... read moreCD
A rare non-Impulse Records album from the early days of Pharoah Sanders – but a set that ranks right up there with his classics for that legendary label! The album's one of the classics in Strata East's Dolphy Series – and it's a uniquely collaborative session from 1969, one that has ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most spiritual albums recorded by Pharoah Sanders for Impulse – an open-ended and free-thinking exploration of ideas, all very much in the late John Coltrane mode! The group's a largeish one – filled with spiritual soul jazz luminaries who include Hannibal Marvin Peterson on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful late 80s work from Pharoah – a wonderfully uncomplicated session that still has a great degree of soul! The album was recorded in Paris, with a quintet that includes William Henderson on acoustic piano, Stafford James on bass, Eddie Moore on drums, and Cheikh Tidiane Fale on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great later moment from Pharoah Sanders – a set that's one of his few from the time that really stretches out in the same open, spiritual territory of his classic recordings for Impulse! The group's a trio – with Sanders on tenor and wood flute, Hamid Drake on drums and other ... read moreCD
Pharoah Sanders —
Thembi ... CD Impulse, 1971. New Copy ...
Classic spiritual soul jazz from Pharoah – recorded with an all star lineup that includes Lonnie Liston Smith, Cecil McBee, Roy Haynes, and Michael White. The album's got a strong influence from the members on the set – particularly Lonnie Liston Smith, who seems to bring in a very ... read moreCD
Spiritual jazz genius – two Pharoah Sanders albums back to back on a single CD! First up is Thembi – recorded with an all star lineup that includes Lonnie Liston Smith, Cecil McBee, Roy Haynes, and Michael White. The album's got a strong influence from the members on the set – ... read moreCD
Great Pharoah Sanders albums from '73 – 2 in a single set! Village is an overlooked gem – one that has him breaking the pattern a bit, but in a really great way! The session mixes up more shorter songs than before – still all quite spiritual, but also a bit more focused – ... read moreCD
Laidback, soulful work from Pharoah Sanders – a record that showcases a very different side of his talents than you might know from his classic albums on Impulse Records – but a side that's an equally great revelation overall! The album features mostly older jazz standards, blown by ... read moreCD
Christian Sands —
Be Water ... CD Mack Avenue, 2020. New Copy ...
Maybe the most ambitious album to date from pianist Christian Sands – a set that's not entirely a suite, or some sort of a concept album – but which definitely has a heft that we didn't always feel in Christian's previous records! There's a richness here that comes not just from the ... read moreCD
With Sandstrom on tenor, Red Mitchell on bass, and Tommy Flanagan on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small distro sticker on back.)
Mongo Santamaria —
Red Hot ... LP Tappan Zee, 1979. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
A great Bob James-directed session from Mongo Santamaria – and a set that takes the fusion-inflected Latin work he was doing on the Vaya label, and blends it with an even tighter, sharper CTI Records vibe! The approach is a bit like that combination of underground Latin and larger label ... (Latin, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo with a tracklist sticker. Cover has a center split bottom seam.)
Pretty hip stuff, with a definite Coltrane influence – and Larry Young in the group on organ, along with Billy Cobham on drums and Armando Peraza on congas. Titles include "Naima", "A Love Supreme", "Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord", "Meditation", ... (Rock, Jazz)read moreCD
(Numbered, limited edition Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing!)
A great group, and one we've never heard before – stepping out with some tremendous trumpet and alto work that really makes the album sparkle! The group's led by trumpeter Hideto Sasaki, and features alto from guest Sekine Toshiyuki – both working in a mode that's sharply angular, but ... read moreCD
Featuring Alvin Batiste, Red Callender, Al Casey, Alan Dawson, Curtis Fuller, Freddie Hubbard, and Kirk Lightsey. LP, Vinyl record album
Hiroshi Sato —
Orient ... LP Kitty/We Want Sounds (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)...
Funky fusion from late 70s Japan – a set that's got a bit of vocals in the lead on some tracks, but which really opens up with some sweet keyboard-heavy instrumentation! There's almost a sharper, more soul-based groove here than on other Japanese sessions of the time – and the presence ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very groovy soundtrack material from Masahiko Sato – a Japanese jazz artist that you might know from some equally groovy records in the 60s! This film music follows somewhat in the spirit of Sato's other recordings, save for the fact that the tunes are shorter – more like film cues ... read moreCD
(Includes slipcase & large booklet.)
Masahiko Sato, Peter Warren & Pierre Favre —
Trinity ... CD Enja/Solid (Japan), 1971. Used ...
Masahiko Sato on piano, Peter Warren on bass & Pierre Favre on drums. CD
A beautifully-recorded set – with one long composition in two side long parts. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has edge wear, bumped corners, and is bent a bit at the top right, with a small split in the top seam.)
Breno Sauer Quinteto —
Sambabesso ... CD RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1963. New Copy ...
The great Breno Sauer always has a great ear for blending samba rhythms and jazz – and here, he really lets that talent explode in a fantastic array of colors and tone! The instrumentation is great – Breno's vibes in the lead, with guitar, accordion, bass, and drums – the last of ... (Brazil, Jazz)read moreCD
Tadao Sawai, Kazue Sawai, Hozan Yamamoto & Others —
Jazz Rock ... LP RCA/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
A killer set of jazz rock from early 70s Japan – and a set that's way different than Anglo albums of this nature! There's definitely a mix of horns, jazzy soloing, and electrified elements on guitar, bass, and keyboards – but the themes here are often strongly Japanese, and also ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great Belgian jazz tribute to the departed reedman Bobby Jaspar and guitarist Rene Thomas – not done as a simple version of their tunes, but set up with work from a reed-heavy octet – with performances from Jacques Pelzer, Steve Houben, Henry Solbach, Robert Jeanne, and John Ruocco! LP, Vinyl record album
With Bryan Davis, Andy Gravish, Eddie Allen, and Noyes Bartholomew - trumpet, Deborah Weisz, Alex Jeun, and Nick Grinder - trombone, Walter Harris - bass trombone, Rob Wilkerson and Ben Kono, and Candace DeBartolo - alto saxophone, Paul Carlon and Rob Middleton - tenor saxophone, Matt Hong - ... read moreCD
The great Lalo Schifrin plays piano and leads a crack group of studio players through some larger orchestral material with a nice jazzy feel! The overall approach is similar to Lalo's classic 60s soundtrack work – with nice solos arching out over sweeping strings and orchestral passages, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mario Schneeberger with Benny Bailey —
Chasin The Bird ... LP Mario Schneeberger (Germany), 1981. Very Good+ ...
Trumpet genius Benny Bailey joins the group on long versions of "Strollin" and "Easy Living" – and other players include Mario Schneeberger on alto, Tutlio Odermatt on piano, Peter Frei on bass, and Kurt Schaufelberger on drums – plus trumpet from Siro Sporli on a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover appears to be autographed by Schneeberger.)
A fantastic slice of dialogue between the important millennial Chicago and Swedish avant garde scenes! The School Days quartet is further augmented by another member this go 'round, Kjell Nordeson on vibes, as they continue to explore themes inspired by and written by modernists of a different ... read moreCD
A pretty rare set from guitarist John Scofield – and a pretty great one too! The album was originally issued only in Japan, and it features Scofield playing with a quartet that includes Clint Houston on electric and acoustic bass, Motohiko Hino on drums, and Terumasa Hino on trumpet on a few ... read moreCD
The sound is never too loud here – and John Scofield's right out in the lead on most numbers, carving out those soulfully-inflected, modern-styled licks that really characterized his sound back in the day! Scofield's emerged as more of a traditionalist in recent years, but on 80s dates like ... read moreCD
Features John Scofield and Pat Metheny on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, and Bill Stewart on drums. CD
(Out of print.)
John Scofield/Steve Swallow/Bill Stewart —
Swallow Tales ... CD ECM (Germany), 2020. New Copy ...
An especially beautiful album from guitarist John Scofield – and one whose key strength lies in its title! The "Swallow Tales" here are all original songs by bassist Steve Swallow – many from years back, when Steve was a key member of the group of Gary Burton – but ... read moreCD
The title here is very apt – as Italian tenorist Enzo Scoppa is reunited with his very old friend, trumpeter Cici Santucci – his frequent partner on classic jazz and sound library dates under the Santucci-Scoppa name – plus a quartet of younger musicians who really help them find ... read moreCD
Really wonderful work from pianist Bobby Scott – a perfect showcase not just for his young talents as a composer and arranger, but also for a host of key solo performers as well! This full album brings together two previous 10" LP sessions – both of them brilliant, and graced by ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – red label with deep groove. Cover has split seams and surface wear – mostly on the back.)
A fantastic chapter in the continuing evolution of trumpeter Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah – a set recorded at the Blue Note in New York, just days before the city had to shut down in 2020 – and a record that maybe carries with it some of the urgency of that moment! Scott's studio ... read moreCD
A really great showcase for the continuing evolution of Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah – a musician who's become so much more than just a straight jazz trumpet with a soulful vibe – as you'll hear on this really compelling set! The music is even more expansive than Christian's recent ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A brilliant record and a big step for Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, at a point when he truly was stretching out creatively in a big way – seamlessly mixing classic electric jazz influences & modern electronic touches! Scott is on trumpet, his custom sirenette & reverse fluegelhorn, ... read moreCD
A recent album from saxophonist Clifford Scott – best known for his tenor work on Bill Doggett's classic small combo records for King. Tracks include "Cherry Red", "Kidney Stew", "Tuff", "Motherless Child", and "Honky Tonk". CD
(Out of print.)
Dave Scott —
Ambiguity ... CD Steeplechase (Denmark), 2020. New Copy ...
Trumpeter Dave Scott has a sense of urgency here that we may never have heard before – a real edge in his horn, with a quality that comes through right from the very first note – and which continues to grow and shift in a set of all original compositions that definitely has us listening ... read moreCD
A bold step forward for drummer Kendrick Scott – a set that bristles with way more sharp changes and soulful undercurrents than any of his previous work – and which almost feels nicely in the same vein as some of the best recent artists to step forth on Blue Note! The record is ... read moreCD
A pair of British tenor giants – heard here in a previously unissued live performance – the legendary Ronnie Scott and the up-and-coming Alan Skidmore – both playing together here in a well-recorded set for the BBC! Scott's soulful lead really helps shape the energy of the tunes, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sublime early work from the legendary Ronnie Scott – small group numbers that show him starting out the 50s as a hell of a bopper, and a handful of tracks with a Latin vibe – cut with Kenny Graham's Afro-Cubists! Those cuts begin the set, and they're wonderful – material that ... read moreCD
One of the coolest albums ever recorded by female organist Shirley Scott – a very hip set that's got a very different flavor than her earlier work for Prestige and Impulse Records! As you might guess for a date issued on the Strata East label, the approach here is very soulful, and very far-r ... read moreCD
Shirley Scott —
One For Me ... LP Strata East/ARC (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)...
One of the coolest albums ever recorded by female organist Shirley Scott – a very hip set that's got a very different flavor than her earlier work for Prestige and Impulse Records! As you might guess for a date issued on the Strata East label, the approach here is very soulful, and very far-r ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic Hammond work from female organ legend Shirley Scott – in her best mode of the 60s! Here's the reasons: 1) The group features husband Stanley Turrentine on tenor, adding in some nice extra tones to Shirley's usual trio! 2 ) The rhythm section is Bob Cranshaw and Otis Finch – ... read moreCD
(Part of the "Impulse – The Masterworks" series! UHQCD pressing.)
Shirley Scott plays both the organ and piano with George Duviver on bass and Arthur Edgehill on drums for these eight Duke Ellington tracks. The selections include "Caravan", "Just Squeeze In", "C Jam Blues", "Prelude To A Kiss", "In A Sentimental ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has light wear.)
Shirley Scott & Stanley Turrentine —
Blue Flames ... LP Prestige, 1964. Very Good ...
One of the real classics from the team of Stanley Turrentine and Shirley Scott – a session that kicks up Shirley's groove on Prestige a fair bit, by adding in some incredible tenor from then-husband Stan! Turrentine's tone at the time is wonderful – biting, well-placed, and always with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue trident label pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has moderate wear, with some splitting and a wide piece of masking tape along the bottom seam.)
Two lost funky records from Atlantic on one CD! Soul Song is a nice one by Shirley Scott – with more of a funk groove than earlier work, and a little bit more of a soul jazz sound than some of her Prestige albums. The record features Eric Gale playing some nice guitar, plus Stanley ... read moreCD
Tom Scott blows it out strongly here – really hitting the right sort of smooth jazzy vibe to make the album one of his classics from the 70s! As on all Tom's work, the reed sound is still nice and sharp – that edge that appeared way back when Tom was doing great studio work in his ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Tom Scott —
Desire ... CD Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1982. New Copy ...
An early 80s set from Tom Scott, and proof that he could still make an electric jazz album sound more soulful than most of his mainstream contemporaries! There's a really great sense of balance here – production that's certainly polished, but instrumentation that's never sleepy at all – ... read moreCD
A wide range of styles here from saxophonist Tom Scott – some tracks that are in the funkier fusion he scored with in the 70s, but others that have some soul and pop touches as well! Scott's horn is still nice and sharp when he gets to step out in the solo spotlight – more so on the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A trio of classics from the mighty Tom Scott! First up is the landmark Tom Scott & The LA Express – a real breakout moment for reedman Scott – the first truly big album for the saxophonist who'd been blowing some great records on his own, and lending his horn to a host of classic ... read moreCD
A beautifully groovy album from the early days of one of our favorite reed players! Tom Scott's tenor, alto and soprano saxes, plus some flute, are set amidst a very groovy group that includes percussion, guitar, keyboards, sitar, and even some occasional vocalizing – for a sound that's got ... read moreCD
A real standout set from Tony Scott's 50s catalog – an album that features his sweetly fluid clarinet lines backed by a larger orchestra that includes Gigi Gryce, Sahib Shihab, Zoot Sims, Frank Wess, Thad Jones, and Frank Foster! The format's less bop-oriented than some of Tony's other ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has yellowing from age on back.)
Beautiful work from reed player Tony Scott – recorded during a time when he was doing a lot of soul-searching with Eastern cultures! The set's a stripped-down batch of long tracks, with Scott's clarinet in the lead, and backing by 2 Japanese musicians on Koto and Shackuhachi. The tracks are ... (Global Grooves, Jazz)read moreCD
Tony Scott plays with his septet, which includes Eddie Wasserman on tenor, Danny Banks on baritone, Jimmy Nottingham on trumpet, Billy Byers on trombone, Milt Hinton on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split in the top seam. Vinyl has some cosmetic sleeve marks.)
In the years before he discovered zen meditation and yoga, Tony Scott was actually a pretty capable bopper, making his name on the 52nd Street scene which is recreated here by assembling the sort of "all star" groups that might have gigged together on the scene. Coral borrowed a bunch of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, aging, and a small sticker spot on back.)
This set brings together two 50s 7-inch EPs on RCA – Tony Scott Septet including Jimmy Nottingham, Kai Winding, Ed Wasserman, Danny Bank, Milt Hinton, and Osie Johnson; and Milt Bernhart with Shorty Rogers, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, Jimmy Giuffre, Pete Jolly, Curtis Counce, and Irv Kluger. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Fresh Sound reissue. Cover has an index label with clear tape on the spine.)
Tony Scott with Jan Akkerman —
Meditation ... CD Verve (Germany), 1977. Used ...
Tracks include "Silmarillion", "Offering", "Blues Blues & Then Some More Blues", and "Under The Bo Tree". CD
A fantastic tribute to a fantastic record – one that takes all the core lyrical creations of Gil Scott Heron from I'm New Here, then adds in a wide array of new music from drummer/genius Makaya McCraven! The approach is similar to some of Makaya's own albums – which are both performed ... (Soul, Jazz)read moreCD
A fantastic tribute to a fantastic record – one that takes all the core lyrical creations of Gil Scott Heron from I'm New Here, then adds in a wide array of new music from drummer/genius Makaya McCraven! The approach is similar to some of Makaya's own albums – which are both performed ... (Soul, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite records ever on the legendary Nimbus label – a special home to spiritual jazz on the west coast at the end of the 70s – and crucial for giving us some really unique talents like this! Adele Sebastian may have only ever cut this one album as a leader, but she's a ... read moreCD
One of our favorite records ever on the legendary Nimbus label – a special home to spiritual jazz on the west coast at the end of the 70s – and crucial for giving us some really unique talents like this! Adele Sebastian may have only ever cut this one album as a leader, but she's a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful blend of space age jazz and electronic sounds – served up by arranger Don Sebesky, who didn't always sound this groovy! The record is a great set that really lives up to the promise of its title – as Don soars out into space at the head of a group that features Hubert Laws ... (Now Sound, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A serious later session from Don Sebesky – one that shows that he's still capable of plenty of darkness in his music, even after scoring some smoother sets in the 70s! The album's definitely got something of a "jazz orchestra" feel – with a full orchestra that initiates the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album