Ralph Peterson —
Triangular ... CD Somethin Else/Blue Note (Japan), 1988. New Copy ...
A great title for this set – given the very balanced energy of the trio in this collaboration between drummer Ralph Peterson, pianist Geri Allen, and bassist Essiet Okon Essiet! Things move along with an angular bounce at times – and although Peterson's drums get plenty of play in the ... read moreCD
(A "Somethin'else Since 1988" series SHM-CD pressing!)
Ralph Peterson —
V ... CD Somethin Else/Blue Note (Japan), 1988. New Copy ...
One of the boldest artists on the revived Blue Note label in the late 80s – drummer Ralph Peterson, working here with a really great group of younger talents too! The fire of the musicians really hints at all the power they'd unleash in the coming decade – and the group features Steve ... read moreCD
(A "Somethin'else Since 1988" series SHM-CD pressing!)
A host of recordings with titles you can't pronounce – but served up with a universally appealing jazz sound, thanks to the mighty vibes of Bosko Petrovic! The musician is one of the coolest players who ever worked behind the Iron Curtain – a jazz vibist in Croatia, but one whose music ... read moreCD
Michel Petrucciani —
Pianism ... LP Blue Note, 1986. Near Mint- ...
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(Cover has light wear & a promo stamp.)
Michel Petrucciani, Steve Gadd, Anthony Jackson —
Trio In Tokyo ... CD Dreyfus (France), 1997. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
(Out of print.)
Oscar Pettiford —
Another One ... CD Bethlehem/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1956. New Copy ...
Don't let the Another One title make you think this is some passable record that repeats earlier ideas – because the set is a real gem in the 50s catalog of bassist Oscar Pettiford, and one of his strongest dates as a leader! Pettiford really sparkles here – leading a great group that ... read moreCD
Basically Duke, but a whole lot more too – a beautiful set from Oscar Pettiford, and ostensibly a session of Ellington material – but one that features some great arrangements that really go past the obvious! Tunes are partially penned by Duke, and material is played by a hip octet ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has masking tape on the top seam and spine.)
An ultra-hip live set from bassist Oscar Pettiford – recorded in Germany during the late 50s stretch when he'd taken up residency overseas, and was making some great connections on the scene! This set definitely reflects Pettiford's reach at the time – as it's got an excellent group ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of those rare European sessions by Pettiford that far outshines most of his American work from the 50s! The set's a very hip one – cut with a quartet that includes German modernists Hans Koller on tenor and Atilla Zoller on guitar, plus American Jimmy Pratt on drums. Pettiford plays a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Uk pressing. Cover has a few small bits of tape.)
Although bassist Oscar Pettiford left a huge influence on jazz before his untimely death, there's not actually that many fantastic records in which he's featured as a leader. Fortunately, this is one of the few, and it's a sparkling set of modernist inflected bop tunes played by a group that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Lightning label Fantasy pressing. Cover has an index label on front.)
Despite the fact that bassist Pettiford is much more of a small group player than a large band one, ABC cut him on a very tasty batch of "orchestra" sides during the mid 50s – pretty hard swinging little numbers that feature players like Tommy Flanagan, Gigi Gryce, Art Farmer, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(60s UK pressing. Cover has light wear, and a bit of tape around the edges.)
US issue of a recording from the 1960 Essen Jazz Festival in Germany, which has Oscar Pettiford playing with Bud Powell and Kenny Clarke (all of whom were living abroad at the time), and being joined by Coleman Hawkins on a few tracks. On the trio sides, although Powell's strong piano is out front ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label 60s pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some light wear.)
Genius work from Jay Phelps – a jazz trumpeter, but also a soulful singer – yet working here in a mode that's a completely fresh fusion of both of his talents! There's a crispness to the record right from the very first note – like you've just stepped into a cool club from a back ... read moreCD
Barre Phillips in one of our favorite modes – working here on solo bass, at a level that takes us back to that revolutionary genius that first made him so great! At a time when everyone on his scene was working quite free, Barre could still shape sound at a level that was unbridled, but also ... read moreCD
Barre Phillips in one of our favorite modes – working here on solo bass, at a level that takes us back to that revolutionary genius that first made him so great! At a time when everyone on his scene was working quite free, Barre could still shape sound at a level that was unbridled, but also ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant work from these two very inventive bassists – the legendary Barre Phillips, working on acoustic bass – and Motoharu Yoshizawa, playing an unusual homemade electric vertical 5-string bass! The combination of instruments is beautiful – and with one electric, and one ... read moreCD
Brilliant work from these two very inventive bassists – the legendary Barre Phillips, working on acoustic bass – and Motoharu Yoshizawa, playing an unusual homemade electric vertical 5-string bass! The combination of instruments is beautiful – and with one electric, and one ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The album's not entirely what you might think from the title – a bit less of the raunchy R&B that its name might imply – but it's still one of Flip Phillips' classic 50s sessions for Verve, all of which are great! The group here is a quintet – with Oscar Peterson on piano, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Clef pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has wear, with some splitting & masking tape over the top & bottom seams.)
Unusual non-Verve work from this great tenorist – a key bridge between the swing and bop years! The material is from his rise to fame in the Jazz At The Philharmonic series – and features small group work with players who include Neal Hefti on trumpet, Bill Harris on trombone, Ralph ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)
A beautiful collaboration between vibist Gary Burton and the legendary Argentine tango master Astor Piazzolla – a key US release for Astor in the 80s, and a record that helped bring his talents to a whole new audience! The record's actually one of the most sensitive sides that Piazzolla ever ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the spine.)
Pieces Of A Dream —
Joyride ... CD Manhattan, 1986. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A mid 80s hit for Pieces of a dream – moving here a lot farther from their roots as a smooth fusion soul ensemble. The album's got production by Lenny White and Maurice White – both of them working in the more electronic style that infused their own soul work as the 80s progressed. ... read moreCD
A fresh new sound for pianist Enrico Pieranunzi – a Latin Jazz Quintet, with some great work from Diego Urcola on trumpet and Yosvany Terry on alto and soprano sax! The tracks here are nice and long – spun out in extended performance at Birdland – and there's a vibe that mixes ... read moreCD
Matt Piet & His Disorganization —
Rummage Out ... CD Clean Feed (Portugal), 2018. New Copy ...
A strong group statement from Chicago pianist Matt Piet – a newer player on the city's improvising scene, but one who's already making his presence known – lined up here beautifully with heavyweights Josh Berman on cornet, Nick Mazzarella on alto, and Tim Daisy on drums and percussion! ... read moreCD
Two different performances from the Finnish scene of the 70s – really showing the vibrant energy of that corner of the jazz world at the time, even if the rest of the world wasn't paying attention! First up is Piirpauke – a group that effortlessly rolls between electric and acoustic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Four different performances from the Finnish scene of the 70s – really showing the vibrant energy of that corner of the jazz world at the time, even if the rest of the world wasn't paying attention! First up is Piirpauke – a group that effortlessly rolls between electric and acoustic ... read moreCD
Beautiful beautiful early work from Dave Pike – a cascading array of vibes and piano – stretched out over some longer tracks that skip with a lyrical and modal groove throughout! Dave's working here with a group that includes Bill Evans on piano, Herbie Lewis on bass, and Walter ... read moreCD
One of the greatest albums in years from reedman Courtney Pine – a set that firmly reminds us just what an important part of the British scene he was many years back! In the years after the experimental waves of British jazz rock and avant jazz, Pine was a surprisingly strong voice in the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest albums in years from reedman Courtney Pine – a set that firmly reminds us just what an important part of the British scene he was many years back! In the years after the experimental waves of British jazz rock and avant jazz, Pine was a surprisingly strong voice in the ... read moreCD
Alberto Pinton & Noi Siamo —
Opus Facere ... CD Clean Feed (Portugal), 2018. New Copy ...
Reedman Alberto Pinton works here in a very full-on setting – a strong quartet with Niklas Barno on trumpet, Torbjorn Zetterberg on bass, and Konrad Angnas on drums – all players who can come out of the gate in a very bold way, but then also create these much more introspective moments ... read moreCD
Chris Pitsiokos/Susana Santos Silva/Torbjorn Zette —
Child Of Illusion ... CD Clean Feed (Portugal), 2018. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
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
Amazing stuff – even if we do hate the way it's packaged! This long-overdue CD brings together 2 of the rare rare rare albums that organist Trudy Pitts cut for Prestige in the late 60s, along with her husband, drummer Bill Carney, and guitarist Pat Martino. If you don't know Trudy, she's ... read moreCD
Short sharp tracks from a really powerful trio – the Estonian lineup of Joonas Riipa on drums, Ville Herrala on bass, and Mikko Innanen on alto, baritone, sopranino sax, Indian flute, and Vitanamese Bullhorn! The style here is different from most avant jazz records of late – as the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies.)
Mikkel Ploug & Mark Turner —
Faroe ... CD Sunnyside, 2018. New Copy ...
A really cool setting for the sharp-edged tenor sax of Mark Turner – a set of surprisingly beautiful duets with guitarist Mikkel Ploug, who seems to bring out more of lyrical side in Turner's music than usual! The tunes have this beautifully flowing vibe – with cascading notes from ... read moreCD
Plug & Pray (Benoit Delbecq & Jozef Dumoulin) —
Evergreens ... CD dStream (France), 2017. Used ...
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by the mighty Pony Poindexter – a great reedman who made great waves on both sides of the Atlantic in the 50s and 60s! Pony first rose to fame in the band of Count Basie, but he's also got a pedigree that includes work in both New Orleans and San ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Noel Pointer —
Hold On ... CD United Artists/Blue Note, 1976. Used ...
Early work from Noel Pointer – recorded in a smooth, soulful mode with plenty of help on arrangements and production from Dave Grusin! Like Dave's best work from the time, the set's got a feel that's tight, but never as commercial or cloying as mainstream fusion a few years later – and ... (Soul, Jazz)read moreCD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)
Alfie Pollitt —
Alfie ... CD Philly Through My Ear, 2003. Used ...
A fantastic project from keyboardist Terrace Martin – very much in the same spirit as his excellent Velvet Portraits record, but even more collaborative overall – and, given the title, a wonderful expression of the new wave of soul that's been brewing up on the west coast! Martin's ... (Neo Soul, Jazz)read moreCD
Incredibly hip big band work from trumpeter Herb Pomeroy – proof that the Boston influence in the 50s was a very good force in modern jazz! The group here is large, but the sound is often quite lean – done with an open focus on the strongest soloists in the group – players who ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original multi-color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has some notes written on back.)
Jean Luc Ponty —
Fables ... LP Atlantic, 1985. Near Mint- ...
Almost a back-to-basics album for jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty – one that has him kicking things up with a bit more heavy fusion than on some of his other 80s records – almost jamming at times, and at least returning to some of the energy he had back in the 70s! Most of the record ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pori Big Band/Tapiola Big Band —
Jazz Liisa 16 ... LP Svart (Finland), 1976/1977. New Copy ...
Compelling large group work from the Finnish scene of the 70s! First up is the Pori Big Band – a sweet group that has full colors in the ensemble passages, but then also features some great solo sounds from players who include Kari Sarpila on tenor, Seppo Tyni on guitar, Reijo Widbom on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Spiritual space explorations by the Portico Quartet – a group who are really a duo instead of a four-piece – and who use a lot more electronics than some of their contemporaries on the Gondwana label! In a way, the music almost has the same post-jazz vibe as some of the work on the Tru ... (New Grooves, Jazz)read moreCD
A record of mysterious sources and sounds from this ultra-cool London group – a combo who maybe started out somewhere in the territory of jazz, but have moved out into more spacious areas over the years! There's a majestic sense of scope here that almost takes us back to the early work of ... (New Grooves, Jazz)read moreCD
A pretty hip little record – with Powell on trombone, plus Clifford Jordan on tenor, Herman Riley on tenor and flute, Gildo Mahones and Mickey Tucker on piano, and Ray Drummond on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
A collection of different odds and ends from a pretty broad swath of Powell's career, one of the sort of reissues Michael Cuscuna was producing in the mid 80s where he'd dig up some nice lost gems. The set starts with some radio transcriptions from 1949 featuring a great line up of young bop stars ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first 12" LP to compile Bud Powell sides for Blue Note – nearly all of which were some of his best work of the 50s! The incredible pianist is caught here in the company of a few different trios – with drummers like Roy Haynes or Max Roach – and there's also a few nice ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bud's second LP for Blue Note – a firey batch of trio tracks that feature George Duvivier on bass and Art Taylor on drums – some of Powell's best work from the time, and a nearly all-classic set of bop piano tracks! The album's nothing fancy on the outset, but Powell and the trio ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A surprising Bud Powell album for Reprise Records – and one of the label's hippest jazz titles ever! When Frank Sinatra first started up the Reprise imprint, he let Duke Ellington do a bit of A&R for the jazz division – and one of the first things Ellington did was capture the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s Discovery pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)
Seminal sounds from the great Bud Powell – recorded right at an early moment when the pianist was bursting into Birdland fame – working here with a key trio that features Curley Russell on bass and a young Max Roach on drums! Bud seems to have a bit more color in his keys here than in ... read moreCD
One of the few rare non-trio recordings done by Powell from around this time. He plays with a trio (Paul Chambers bass, Art Taylor drums) on the whole first side of the record, but the group's then joined by Curtis Fuller for all of side 2. Fuller's deep trombone makes for a different twist, and a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice collection of sides cut by Powell for Norman Granz, in the early 50s, originally issued on 10"s. Bud's in fine, fiery form, presented here solo and in a trio setting with Ray Brown and Buddy Rich. The second half is almost all solo piano work. 12 tracks in all, including "Parisie ... read moreCD
A nice compilation of sides cut by Powell for Norman Granz, in the early 50s, originally issued on 10"s. Bud's in fine, fiery form, presented here solo and in a trio setting with Ray Brown and Buddy Rich. Another set of trio's follows, with Curly Russell replacing Brown, and the second LP is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the last recordings that Bud Powell ever cut – recorded by Alan Bates of Black Lion, but not issued until years after Bud's death. The group was recorded in Paris, with French bassist Michel Gaudry and the great American drummer Art Taylor. Titles include "Blues For ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare sides recorded during Bud Powell's lost years in Paris! The set features Powell's piano in that famous Paris trio with Kenny Clarke on drums and Pierre Michelot on bass – working in a batch of tracks that features a fair bit of compositions by Thelonious Monk – a somewhat ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An assortment of recordings from Bud's legendary years in Paris – tracks recorded between 1957 and 1961, with players that include Clark Terry, Zoot Sims, Barney Wilen, Kenny Clarke, and Daniel Humair. Tracks are mostly short – about as short as those on Bud's studio sides from the ... 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 Plygram pressing, UMV 2573, including the insert.)
Interesting sides from Bud Powell – billed on the front as "his first new recordings since 1958", which isn't really the case, since he did cut some work while living in Paris. And even more interesting, the liner notes describe Powell as "back on the US jazz scene, cured of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has a light crease.)
The scene may be changing, but nothing can dampen the fire of the great Bud Powell – and, if anything, this fifth installment in Blue Note's "Amazing" series may well have the pianist at his mature best! The rhythm duo are wonderful – more late 50s modern hardbop than some of ... read moreCD
Strictly Bud Powell, in the best sense of the word – as the album's a sharp batch of trio tracks recorded for RCA in the 50s, and a great showcase for Bud's firey talents on the piano! The rhythm combo features bold work on drums from Art Taylor, alongside the bass of George Duvivier – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove, matrix ending in 1S, in a cover with orange lettering.)
A companion to the "Stricly Powell" set, one of Bud's more obscure sides from the 50s – a one-off date for RCA that features a trio that included Art Taylor on drums and George Duvivier on bass. We've always loved the Powell trio sides, and this rhythm section has a dynamic & ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bud Powell —
Ups N Downs ... CD Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ...
Some of the last recordings we've ever seen from bop legend Bud Powell – a mix of solo and trio material that still shows the pianist bursting with imagination! The origin of the tracks is a bit obscure – they're listed on the original album as "compiled by Experience Group ... read moreCD
(Part of the Mainstream Records Master Collection!)
Small group material from the 50s – most of which was initially issued on 10" albums! Features Powell on piano with Skeeter Best on guitar, Ruby Braff and Buck Clayton on trumpets, and Henderson Chambers on trombone. CD
Hard-hitting early work from Perez Prado – a record filled with angular touches that are a fair bit more modern than some of his later sides, and which mix crackling Latin rhythms with some of the best changes going on in jazz at the time! The track "Pianolo" is more than enough to ... (Latin, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great work from a really well-matched trio of players – a group who remind us yet again that age has no limits in the world of improvised music! In fact, it may well be the maturity of these musicians that makes the whole thing work so well – as the balance between individual identity ... read moreCD
Noah Preminger —
Genuinity ... CD Criss Cross (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy ...
Noah Preminger begins the album with this great solo run on his tenor – a wonderful reminder of the constant growth he's had in recent years, and a hell of a great introduction too – before then leaping into a bold group effort from a quartet that includes Jason Palmer on trumpet, Kim ... read moreCD
Despite what you might guess from the title, the record's not a blues-based one – but a great little blowing session from an all-star array of players! It's our guess that Prestige chose to use the word "blues" in the title because "soul jazz" had yet to come into ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album