A classic little album that's every bit as groovy as its cover – served up by vibist Dave Pike, and one of the first true expressions of his talents! The set's a standout early American date that predates Pike's later experiments for MPS – done in a great blend of soul jazz and some ... read moreCD
Funky electric magic from the mighty Dave Pike Set – the ultra-cool combo the American vibist worked with while recording for German label MPS! First up is Live At The Philharmonie – a legendary MPS session from vibist Dave Pike – a set that mixes his funkier styles with some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Christoph Irniger Pilgrim —
Crosswinds ... CD Intakt (Switzerland), 2019. Used ...
One of the straightest of the early albums recorded by Courtney Pine for Island – a set done in New York under the supervision of Delfeayo Marsalis, and featuring Pine blowing mostly smooth and easy on a set of standards and originals. Ellis Marsalis makes some surprisingly nice ... read moreCD
Pipeline ... CD Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2000. New Copy ...
The long-overdue issue of the only recording by this lost Chicago/Swedish project – a massive lineup of young avant players from the start of the millenium – similar in construction to the Peter Brotzman Tentet, but working here with a very different sound! The group came together over ... read moreCD
Pipeline 8 —
Prayer ... LP We Insist (Italy), 2019. New Copy Gatefold ...
Pipeline 8 pay tribute to the great Steve Lacy – by serving up their own versions of some of Lacy's music from previous years, and also contributing one of their own tribute tracks as well! The group has maybe more of a strong rhythmic pulse than some of Steve's famous records of the 70s and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A breezy set of instrumental tunes, with a perfect A&M finish – one of the coolest, grooviest albums ever recorded for the legendary label! The set was put together by the team of guitarist John Pisano and French horn player Willie Ruff – and it's got this wonderful sense of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label pressing in the textured cover, with a bumped corner.)
Chris Pitsiokos/Susana Santos Silva/Torbjorn Zetterberg —
Child Of Illusion ... CD Clean Feed (Portugal), 2018. New Copy ...
Freely improvised sounds from a trio that features bassist Torbjorn Zetterberg and trumpeter Susana Santos Silva – both musicians we've loved together in the past – joined here by alto saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos, who seems to give them a much freer sound overall! The tracks are very ... read moreCD
Bucky Pizzarelli with Joe Venuti —
Nightwings ... LP Flying Dutchman, 1975. Very Good ...
A totally groovy set from the famous Czech ensemble of Vaclav Zahradnik – easily one of the greatest groups going on his scene at the time, and presented here in a very weird and wonderful special setting! The album's definitely what it says in the title – fairy tales in beat, done as ... read moreCD
A lost chapter in 60s modern European jazz – recordings made by a very hip quartet, working amidst a larger setting created by Polish Radio! The core group features two key names – pianist Wojciech Karolak and saxophonist Jan Ptaszyn Wroblewski – both of whom recorded some ... read moreCD
A great double-header – one that features 2 classic Jean-Luc Ponty albums from the 60s! Record one presents the album King Kong – an album that features Ponty, who was working with Frank Zappa at the time, playing a set of electric jazz takes on Zappa tunes – with lots of added ... read moreCD
Some of the earliest material ever recorded for Blue Note – from the label's first year of 1939! The group features Frankie Newton on trumpet, JC Higginbotham on trombone, Teddy Bunn in guitar, and either Albert Ammons or Meade Lux Lewis on piano – plus a bit of guest work from Sidney ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a center split in the top seam.)
The deepest sounds so far from Ryan Porter – a double-length album of spiritual majesty, and a set that marks Porter as one of the key up-and-coming players on the West Coast Get Down scene! The record has long tracks that are very far-thinking jazz all the way through – mostly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Chris Potter's a player who always brings a slightly different feel to the table with each new record – and this one is no exception! At first glance, the outing's a simple quartet date – but as is typical with Potter, the set's actually quite complicated underneath – laid out in ... read moreCD
A fantastic collaboration between Andrew Potter and David Tillman – a duo who only cut a handful of records back in the day, all of them great! Potter & Tillman have a very collaborative spirit here – which opens the door to a host of hip soulful talents – including the great ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bud plays in trio format in Copenhagen in 1962, working with Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass and William Schiopffe on drums. Titles include "Move", "Rifftide", "Bouncing With Bud", "Straight No Chaser", and "Hot House". LP, Vinyl record album
(Lincoln Ave pressing in a West Grand cover, with some ring & edge wear.)
A wealth of classic work from Bud Powell – his complete recordings for both the Blue Note and Roost label – served up in a mighty 4CD set! The package begins with early 78rpm sides from the late 40s, then moves into material from full albums in the 50s – and ends with one track ... read moreCD
The album's way more than just a sense of "interpretations" – because with Bud Powell at the helm, everything here is remade anew! The album's possibly the most focused of Powell's mid 50s sides for Verve – George Duviver on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and features ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Japanese Polygram pressing, UMV 2573, including the obi and insert! Cover has a cutout notch.)
Quite an interesting session from Bud Powell – a tribute to Thelonious Monk, recorded in Paris in 1961, but not issued until 1965, shortly before his death. Cannonball Adderley was the producer on the session, and it's got the same sort of groundbreaking approach as some of the other ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the few Bud Powell sessions cut for RCA, but a brilliantly swinging date that has the pianist working at the height of his powers! There's an edge here that comes through right from the start – an off kilter vibe in both Bud's tone, and even in the way he's vocalizing joyously in the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the top seam and some light wear.)
Hard-swinging jazz featuring drummer Specs Powell – and a tight batch of Basie-esque players, grooving along on a number of short lively tracks that are almost in the Count Basie style of the Roulette years! The lineup features alto and baritone sax from Sahib Shihab, tenor and clarinet ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has some gloss peel at the opening and a bit of pen on back.)
A massive slice of music from percussionist Chano Pozo – best known as the guy who helped forge the mix of bebop and Latin that became known as cubop in the 40s – but also a hell of a musician in his own right too! The set brings together work from a wealth of early 78rpm singles ... (Latin, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dave Pozzi/Keith Saunders Quartet —
Warm Reign ... LP LRS, Early 80s. Near Mint- ...
Features Dave Pozzi on tenor, Keith Saunders on piano, Bob Maize on bass, and either Maurice Weiss or Dick Berk on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
Allan Praskin —
Encounter ... LP Three Blind Mice (Japan), 1971. Very Good+ ...
One of the most unusual albums in the Three Blind Mice jazz catalog of the 70s – a set recorded by overlooked American reedman Allan Praskin, who really opens up in the Japanese setting of the record! Praskin is a player who worked strongly on the European scene for decades – mostly in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the booklet! Cover has a center split in the top seam and mostly split spine.)
Tom Prehn —
Axiom 1 & 2 ... CD Sonet/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1963. New Copy Gatefold ...
One of the rarest free jazz albums of the European 60s scene – a set that was originally intended for release by Sonet Records, pressed up in test records for the musicians, then denied release because they felt that they'd already moved past the performance! Yet in the space of over 50 ... read moreCD
(Beautiful package – with a heavy Japanese-style paper sleeve!)
A really dreamy little record from the Polish scene of the early 70s – a record that mixes jazzy solos, light strings, and almost a soundtrack-style of arrangements – all to make music with the kind of glow that would be right at home on late 60s A&M Records, or maybe like the ... read moreCD
A really great take on the small-but-great genre of harmonica jazz – one that pairs the harp talents of Yvonnick Prene with the Hammond of Brian Charette – all to make for the sort of a record we're not sure we've ever heard before! Drummer Jordan Young does a great job at the core ... read moreCD
Surprisingly nice stuff – especially considering that the album was one in a string of Previn piano sessions for Contemporary – all based around Broadway themes as part of the success of his My Fair Lady date with Shelly Manne! This set still features Manne on drums – and Red ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A goofy title and cover – but a really unique session of two-piano jazz, recorded with Russ Freeman and Andre Previn on the keys, plus only the drums of Shelly Manne to provide additional support! The sound is really great – and Previn's especially wonderful here, really stretching out ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Andre Previn, Mundell Lowe & Ray Brown —
Uptown ... CD Telarc, 1990. Used ...
Overlooked 70s fusion from guitarist David Pritchard – a set that's got some wonderfully laidback moments, and some nicely warm tones! The group's got a very gentle way of approaching some of the tunes – almost tentative at times, which lets the sound build nicely out of soulfully ... read moreCD
A really unique project from Detroit drummer Leonard King – a group that's based around a style he created with bassist Rodney Whitaker at the end of the 80s – but reformed here with three younger bassists in the combo! The group features three basses and King on drums – and ... read moreCD
An incredible pairing of two important 60s talents – magnificent vocals from Arthur Prysock, and some of the best backings he ever received – thanks to Basie! CD adds in three more tracks – originally done for Old Town Records! (Vocalists, Jazz)CD
Raw tenor from this great R&B talent – with tracks that include "The Shakers", "Fruit Boots", "Red Rock", "Plaid Laces", "What Next", "The Fox", and "Lulu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Wing pressing. Cover has some oxidation under the gloss.)
Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers —
Mucho Pucho ... CD Timeless (Netherlands), 1997. Used ...
A great revival set for Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers – recorded at a time when the group was firmly coming back into the limelight, thanks to discovery and new appreciation by a generation of younger listeners! Pucho's still very much at the top of his game here – and brings in ... (Latin, Jazz)read moreCD
Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers —
Tough! ... LP Prestige, 1966. New Copy (reissue)...
Killer Latin soul from Pucho and crew – and an album that's one of their greatest! The record is also one of the earliest by the group, and it features a different lineup than later ones – with William Bivens on vibes, Claude Bartee on tenor, and Vince McEwan on trumpet. There's a bit ... (Latin, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really fantastic group from the Dutch scene at the start of the 70s – a scene that didn't give the world as much progressive rock as other parts of the continent at the time – but one that also had a pretty darn great approach to jazz! Pugh's Palace work here in a way that really ... (Rock, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sensitive solo work from Don Pullen – just the kind of record that demonstrates why he was one of the few free players of his generation who could also grab a bit slice of mainstream ears as well! Some moments on the set are quite unbridled, but never without a sense of structure – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Free-flowing piano magic from Don Pullen – a seminal solo session, and a great illustration of Pullen's powers on his own! Don's got a wonderfully sensitive approach here – a style that's dripping with soul, and which moves past simple jazz solo modes into a world of sounds and shapes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A lost 70s set from pianist Don Pullen – recorded in Rome in 1975, with a quartet of Mingus contemporaries that includes George Adams on tenor and flute, David Williams on bass, and Dannie Richmond on drums! The tracks are long and stretched-out, and the best moments of the album have the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: Most of the record is VG+, but the last track, "Traceys Of Daniel", has a mark that clicks then skips.)
Legendary drummer Bernard Purdie has left a huge legacy of music behind him – and here he adds to that legacy in a new small combo set – one that features core work from members of New Mastersounds and Pimps Of Joytime – and which also features Ivan Neville on keyboards, and Cyril ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Features Alton Purnell on piano and a bit of vocals – with Keith Smith on trumpet and Mike Sherborne on trombone – plus John Deferary on clarinet, Paul Seeley on banjo, Brian Turnock on bass, and Dave Evans on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
Tony Purrone/Jeff Fuller/Frank Bennett —
Expansion ... LP Quadrangle, Early 80s. Very Good+ ...
Features Tony Purrone on guitar, Jeff Fuller on bass, and Frank Bennett on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a small bit of pen, and cover has splitting on top and bottom seams.)
A rare solo album from Nadi Qamar – an artist who's probably best known for his brief piano appearance with Charles Mingus, but who's working here on the Mama Likembi – an instrument of his own creation that's kind of like a big kalimba! From the information in the notes, it appears ... (Global Grooves, Jazz)read moreCD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)
One of the earliest albums from the legendary Quartette Tres Bien – the hip piano combo from the St Louis scene – one who were almost to that city's jazz world what Ramsey Lewis was to Chicago! Unlike other piano groups of the time, which were trios, the Quartette featured an ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has splitting in the seams and spine, with some marker and pen on back.)
Moody late night tenor musings by one of Blue Note's greatest talents of the early 60s! The album's a classic through and through – and the tenor of the mighty Ike Quebec is set up nicely in a solid quartet with Grant Green on guitar, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. ... read moreCD
Fantastic work from drummer Alvin Queen – spiritual, soulful, and leaping around with joy and magic! The set features a totally hip group – with James Spaulding on alto and flute, Dusko Goykovich on trumpet, Billy Saxton on tenor, and John Hicks on piano – and it's got a post-70s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tribute to the late Oscar Peterson – but one that may well smoke more than any recording by the man himself – thanks to rock-solid work on drums from the great Alvin Queen! Queen's spent most of his life away from these shores, but he continues to blow us away with the inventiveness ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the hardest-grooving 80s albums from trumpeter Dusko Goykovich – thanks to some great leadership here from drummer Alvin Queen! The record has a fierce groove from the get-go – and like most of the sides issued on Queen's Nilva label, there's a fire and energy here that almost ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A perfect example of the great skill that Prestige had for taking a good ensemble player, and putting him into a context that really let him open up in a manner that brought his best points to light! In this case, Quinichette's plucked from Basie's group and put with a tight bunch of soulful ... read moreCD
Some of the greatest work as a leader ever cut by tenorist Paul Quinichette – longtime Basie alum, and a key player who was the "Vice Pres" next to Lester Young's "Pres". The CD combines a huge batch of tracks from the early 50s – including titles from the album The ... read moreCD
(Please note the front cover has a small mark from sticker removal and their is a 1-inch tear on the back that has been patched with clear tape. Out of print and priced accordingly.)
The title tells the tale on this one – as the session's a studio meeting of players all associated with Count Basie over the years – captured here in a style that's much more laidback and relaxed than the usual Basie set! This a 70s repackaging of sessions originally issued as 2 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A hip group in the best Splasch Records mode – never too far out, and with a really interesting sense of sound. The group features Ezio Baracco on alto and soprano, Danilo Pala on tenor, Fulvio Trudu on vibes, Felice Cipolla on bass, and Fulvio Rolando on drums – with guest work from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the more obscure Sun Ra albums of the 80s – a set that was initially pressed up by Recommended in a very small amount on vinyl, but easily one of the more compelling Arkestra sets from the time! Given that other 80s efforts often show the Arkestra moving towards a tighter, more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In a white sleeve with a yellow paper paste-on cover. Top seam has a very small split, but this is a great copy overall.)
A really wonderful album from Sun Ra and the Arkestra – recorded during their early 70s relationship with Impulse Records, but rejected by the label at the time – because the sound was too far ahead of its time! That lack is our gain, though – as the session's gone onto legendary ... read moreCD
Sun Ra —
Exotica ... CD Modern Harmonic, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy 2CD ...
A fantastic take on the music of Sun Ra – a set that looks at the way his sounds dovetailed with the exotica movement in American music of the postwar years! Given that he claimed to be from outer space, Ra was already pretty darn exotic himself – but his music also arose at a time ... read moreCD
A fantastic take on the music of Sun Ra – a set that looks at the way his sounds dovetailed with the exotica movement in American music of the postwar years! Given that he claimed to be from outer space, Ra was already pretty darn exotic himself – but his music also arose at a time ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest Sun Ra records from the early 80s! The album was recorded in 1982, in marathon New York sessions that yielded more than one album's worth of material – but of all of them, this is probably the best, and the one with some of the strongest playing. The set kicks off with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing pressing – with yellow artwork pasted to front, which is then augmented by some extra pen tracing – and hand-pasted bright orange labels.)
One of the rarest 70s albums in the Sun Ra catalog – and one of the most unique, too – given that the format here is a piano trio, of the style often used by other jazz musicians – but completely transformed here in the hands of Ra! The music is sometimes straight, but always ... read moreCD
One of the rarest 70s albums in the Sun Ra catalog – and one of the most unique, too – given that the format here is a piano trio, of the style often used by other jazz musicians – but completely transformed here in the hands of Ra! The music is sometimes straight, but always ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A seminal set from Sun Ra – even if it's one of his few 60s albums not on the Saturn label! The set was done for ESP during the glory days of that avant powerhouse – a perfect match, given the Arkestra's relocation to New York, and the label's ability to reach out to big new audiences ... read moreCD
A seminal set from Sun Ra – even if it's one of his few 60s albums not on the Saturn label! The set was done for ESP during the glory days of that avant powerhouse – a perfect match, given the Arkestra's relocation to New York, and the label's ability to reach out to big new audiences ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing with ear, including the ESP inner sleeve. Label has a peeled spot from sticker removal. Cover has some surface wear, a sticker spot, and small seam splits.)
The second set of Heliocentric tracks that Ra recorded for ESP, with a freer feel, and a little bit more crazy playing than the first one. Ra and the group play a lot of percussion, and reed duties are held by Robert Cummings, John Gilmore, Pat Patrick, and Marshall Allen. Ra plays tuned bongoes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black & purple label pressing, in a West 55 St cover. Cover has a small cutout hole and some splitting in the top seam.)
The second set of Heliocentric tracks that Ra recorded for ESP, with a freer feel than the first volume, and a bit more avant-oriented work overall. Ra and the group play a lot of percussion – and Ra himself is on tuned bongos, piano, and clavioline, which has a very nice spooky sound! The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sun Ra —
Janus ... LP ORG, Late 60s. New Copy ...
An unusual Sun Ra album – one that was never fully released in this way at the time, although supposedly conceived by RA as a complete package! Side one features material that originally appeared on the rare Invisible Shield album on Saturn –the tracks "Island In The Sun", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A limited edition vinyl nugget – one that brings forth three rare tracks from the Cosmo Earth Fantasy project! First up is the beautiful "World Of Africa" – a tune that's partly chanted vocals over percussion, partly skittish guitar that dips and turns all over the groove ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic material from the legendary Sun Ra – groundbreaking solo piano material, which shows a completely different side of his genius away from his work with the Arkestra! The package presents all volumes of Ra's seminal sides from 1966 – including a third volume, which has never ... read moreCD
Fantastic material from the legendary Sun Ra – groundbreaking solo piano material, which shows a completely different side of his genius away from his work with the Arkestra! The package presents all volumes of Ra's seminal sides from 1966 – including a third volume, which has never ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sun Ra —
New Steps ... LP Horo (Italy), 1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Brilliant work from Sun Ra – and one of his rarest LPs! This double LP set was recorded with only a quartet – John Gilmore on tenor, Michael Ray on trumpet, Luqman Ali on drums, and Ra on keyboards. The album's got a number of tracks that are relatively straight – at least for ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing, with stamped matrix numbers.)
Sun Ra —
On Jupiter ... LP Saturn/Art Yard (Netherlands), 1979. New Copy (reissue)...
Righteous Ra from the end of the 70s – one of the most soulful albums ever by the Sun Ra Arkestra, and a lost treasure that's got some nice funky moments! The vibe here is very much in the Lanquidity/Disco 3000 mode – an extrapolation of styles best known from the Space Is The Place ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album