A key moment in the career of Hungarian guitarist Gabor Szabo – a player who'd already been making some great music in the group of Chico Hamilton, but who really cemented his reputation with the sound on this set! Right from the start, Gabor was always a guitarist with something very new, ... read moreCD
Lew Tabackin & Netherlands Metropole Orchestra —
Pyramid ... CD Koch (Austria), 1999. Used ...
(Out of print.)
Lew Tabackin with Toshiyuki Miyama & His New Herd —
Vintage Tenor ... LP RCA (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
The strong tenor work of Lew Tabackin is featured with the Japanese big band of Toshiyuki Miayama and His New Herd – a mostly acoustic outfit that has a complicated sound that's not unlike some of the big band aggregations that Tabackin has led with wife Toshiko Akioshi, but perhaps a bit ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese Direct Master pressing.)
Tain & The Ebonix (Jeff Tain Watts/Christian McBri —
Folk's Songs ... CD Dark Key, 2006. Used ...
Taivaantemppeli is a name you might not be able to pronounce easily – but that's fine with us, as the music here does all the talking for the group – a sweet array of soaring, stretched out grooves from the vaults of Finnish Broadcasing! The group are one of those excellent razor-sharp ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Japanese fusion with lots of warm Brazilian touches – and a sweet lineup that includes Greg Phillinganes on keyboards, James Gadson and Wilson Das Neves on drums, Abraham Laboriel on bass, and Paulinho Da Costa on percussion! Titles include "Star Wars Samba", "Funky Holo Holo ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has a small sticker in one corner.)
Tenorist Tom Tallitsch has gotten plenty of love from our ears in recent years – and with a record as great as this, he's bound to get plenty more! Tom comes on strong with a really deep tenor sound – a mode that we might put in a range between Hank Mobley and Eric Alexander – ... read moreCD
Don't think "British rock", think "electric jazz" – as the set features some long, jamming instrumental workouts that are more in a heavy fusion mode overall! The group's a quintet – led by drummer Kiyoshi Tanaka, and featuring organ, guitar, bass, and some very ... read moreCD
(Out of print, includes obi. Blu-spec CD pressing.)
Free and firey work from Horace Tapscott – recorded in driving duo format, with Everett Brown on drums. The spare setting is starker than some of Tapscott's trio albums, and both he and Brown open up on exploratory passages with a highly improvised quality – yet which always dip back ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Although still sealed, the cover has a corner that has a small water stain from water getting under the shrinkwrap.)
One of the best trio sessions we've ever heard from Horace Tapscott – warmer and a bit more soulful than some of his other sides of this nature, and played with a well-rounded style that really hits home! The group features great drum work from Ben Riley, and bass by Fred Hopkins – and ... read moreCD
A surprisingly strong trio session from Horace Tapscott – recorded in Santa Barbara in 1981, with a group that features Sonship on percussion and the great Roberto Miranda on bass! Miranda's tone is round and warm, and brings out some of the most soulful sides of Tapscott's playing – ... read moreCD
The first in a series of recordings designed to document the true talents of the legendary Horace Tapscott – recorded as a solo performance in 1982, with a personal, intimate quality that was missing from a number of Tapscott's earlier albums. The set features a number of incredible ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The centerpiece of this set is an extended composition by Horace Tapscott – "Struggle X – An Afro-American Dream" – an incredibly evocative number that runs for nearly 30 minutes, and which features Tapscott coloring in a range of ideas and emotions, using only solo ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Darkly off-kilter work from Horace Tapscott – a set of tunes with tones that range from the Monkish to some of the longer, flowing lines of Randy Weston – but which also are clearly the voice of Tapscott, one of the greatest composers of the west coast creative scene of the 60s through ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A magical set of solo piano work by Horace Tapscott – one of the few players who can hold our ear so strongly in such a setting! The album features original tunes by Tapscott, Arthur Blythe, and Louis Spears – spun out in a soulfully elliptical style that manages to be exploratory ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the darker sessions in the Tapscott solo piano series for Nimbus – recorded a year after the previous volume, and with a tone and sense of power that's even stronger than before! There's an edgey quality to the work that's apparent from the very first note – and throughout the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautifully evocative work from pianist Horace Tapscott – a set that has a slightly more introspective quality than some of the other Tapscott Sessions albums, although an overall feel that's very much in keeping with that great series! Tapscott's work on the keys is contemplative, but never ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The seventh volume in the Tapscott Sessions series – and an extremely focused set that has Horace working through some shorter numbers than usual – in a range of tones, rhythms, and colors that are simply amazing! As always, the recording works perfectly with Tapscott's solo piano work ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This installment in the Tapscott Sessions series features nearly all original work by Horace – hauntingly introspective compositions performed on solo piano, with a sense of creative exploration that's incredibly powerful, despite the lack of other instrumentation on the set. Horace is in an ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Horace Tapscott & The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra —
Call ... CD Nimbus, 1978. New Copy ...
Large-group genius from the legendary Horace Tapscott – one of the few recordings of his groundbreaking Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra! The music here is totally righteous right from the start – even more searching and soaring than Tapscott's trio or solo work – thanks to help from ... read moreCD
An excellent double-length set from Horace Tapscott's Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra – an extremely righteous ensemble that was one of the hippest things going on the LA jazz scene of the 70s! The vibe is free and spiritual, but it also has a wonderful groove pulsating underneath many of the ... read moreCD
Horace Tapscott/Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra —
Flight 17 ... CD Nimbus, 1978. New Copy ...
One of the best Horace Tapscott albums on Nimbus – and one that features him playing with the Pan-African Peoples Arkestra, who give the session a much fuller feel than some of Horace's other sparer sets. The group's made up of some strong hip players from the LA underground – and in a ... read moreCD
Vladimir Tarasov/Liudas Mockunas/Eugenijus Kanevic —
Intuitus ... LP No Business (Lithuania), 2016. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
Reedman Liudas Mockunas sounds really amazing here – working on soprano sax, tenor, and both bass and regular clarinet – with these tones that are sharp, but also surprisingly soulful – very captivating in ways that really have us sitting up and taking notice! We've heard ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great collection featuring some of the best work by this classic 70s smooth fusion combo! Tarika Blue were labelmates to the James Mason group on Chiaroscuro – and the sound of this album's similar to Mason's best work: jazzy, souful, polished, but never lacking a depth and a commitment ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Eldad Tarmu & Cengiz Yaltkaya —
Visits ... CD Fever Pitch, 2003. Used ...
Great hard-swinging work from tenorist Buddy Tate – one of the rare Felsted jazz sessions, recorded with players who include Buck Clayton on trumpet, Ben Richardson on alto, Skip Hall on piano, and Everett Barksdale on guitar. Titles include "Bottle It", "Walk That Walk", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Legendary recordings from the mighty Art Tatum – captured here in some late night studio sessions from early 50s LA – produced with just the right sort of laidback vibe by a young Norman Granz! Tatum could really shine the most in a setting like this – open, yet still very ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty great live set by Billy Taylor and his early trio with Earl May on bass and Percy Brice on drums – recorded at Town Hall in 1954! Taylor is actually pretty darn amazing on the set – very much the virtuoso, playing with an incredible range and an almost modern approach to the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NYC 50th street pressing, with deep groove & RVG etch. Front cover is beautiful!)
It might not be the frolic that the title implies, but that's a plus – because this a straight-up solid early album from Taylor – recorded in tight trio format, with that no-nonsense soulful approach that made him a star player from the start! The group features the great (and ... read moreCD
Billy Taylor —
Solo ... CD Taylor Made, 1988. Used ...
One of Billy's rarest sessions from the 60s – a trio set for Riverside, recorded in early 1960, and a great little session considering how obscure it is! The group's a trio, with Henry Grimes on bass and Ray Mosca on drums – supporting Billy's fluidly soulful work on the keys, over a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label Bill Grauer pressing, with deep groove and microphone logo. Cover has a small bend on one corner.)
Cecil Taylor —
Air ... CD Candid (Germany), 1960. Used ...
Cecil Taylor and Archie Shepp – two key modern figures of the 60s, working here together in a seminal session recorded at the start of the decade! The album's approach is definitely dictated by Taylor – as the tunes have a piano-driven quality that's quite different than most music ... read moreCD
Cecil Taylor and Archie Shepp – two key modern figures of the 60s, working here together in a seminal session recorded at the start of the decade! The album's approach is definitely dictated by Taylor – as the tunes have a piano-driven quality that's quite different than most music ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A standout album in Cecil Taylor's creative run for the Candid label at the start of the 60s – not only because it features great work from a young Archie Shepp on tenor, but also because trumpeter Clark Terry makes a surprising appearance too! Shepp works with Taylor on the album's famous ... read moreCD
A mystical solo performance by Cecil Taylor – not nearly as frenetic as some of his other work of the time! The setting is a studio one, and in the intimate space, Taylor delivers some of his compelling poetry – almost as lyrically jagged and dynamic as his famous piano lines on other ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Cecil Taylor's most striking albums of the 60s – and one of the few in which he works with a larger than usual group – not a trio or quartet, but an ultra-hip sextet! The lineup is incredible – the cream of the arch-modern players of the avant era, including Bill Dixon on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some aging.)
One of the best pre-1960 sessions by Cecil Taylor, recorded in Boston in 1956, and originally issued on the totally rare Transition label in a very small pressing! Taylor's playing here with the great bassist Buell Neidlinger, one of his prime compaitriots in the early days, and the trio (with ... read moreCD
Cecil Taylor's definitely Looking Ahead here – pushing jazz piano very strongly into the 60s with his modernist tones – yet still working with a bit more restraint than in the next decade! The style here is quite unusual – and almost more fresh than the Taylor sound of later ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has aging and some tape remnants on back.)
A stunner of an album from Cecil Taylor's early days – for many reasons, but also for the wild cover, which has a couple meeting in a dark alley in a cheesy photo shoot! (Just imagine if Hat Hut or Leo tried that today!) This long-out-of-print session features 3 early trio tracks – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, on King. Back cover has some very light aging – front cover looks great.)
Excellent Artista/Freedom reissue that brings together the full set from Cecil's 1962 performance at Cafe Monmartre. He's playing here in a trio that has Jimmy Lyons on alto and Sonny Murray on drums, and the music's a key link between his later seventies stuff, and his earlier work that you can ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of a rare few albums done by pianist Cecil Taylor for the Blue Note label in the 60s – some of the most outside work recorded for the imprint at the time! The word "structures" here is perhaps a bit misplaced – as the work has a strong sense of freedom with the soloists ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono New York pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Vinyl has a slight press flaw bump on "Steps".)
Cecil Taylor's first LP for the Candid label – and a landmark album that really lets him open up for the first time in years at a recording session! The album was cut at Nola's Penthouse in 1960, and the core group is Cecil's trio with Buell Neidlinger on bass and Dennis Charles on drums ... read moreCD
David Taylor & Steve Swell Quintet —
Not Just. . . ... CD Creative Improvised Music Projects, 2005. Used ...
A very cool later album from heavy tenorist Sam "The Man" Taylor – best known for his moody late nite albums in postwar America – but working here on a Japanese-only set with some nice exotic themes! Titles include "Chakkiri Bushi", "Kiso Bushi", "Sado ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi and nice fold-out Japanese landscape in the middle! Cover has a small split on the top seam, but is otherwise great.)
A set that's different than the studio classic with the same title – and instead an unheard live recording from the great John Tchicai – recorded in Denmark in those very fruitful years when he was first hitting the European scene! The sense of freedom here is amazing – and ... read moreCD
We love Jack Teagarden on Roulette Records – as the label's slightly broken-down, booze-drenched approach was perfect for the late life skills of the trombonist – and maybe a better setting for his talents than anywhere else! This fantastic set has Jack at all the height of those aging ... read moreCD
Don't think "dixie" – at least not in any sort of hokey southern way – as the great Jack Teagarden has as much early Chicago jazz in his horn as he does New Orleans – and works here in a great, late small combo setting that really lets him do his thing! There's a boozy ... read moreCD
Wonderful late work from Jack Teagarden – pulled from his excellent years at Roulette Records – which are maybe some of our favorite! Jack's hardly a maverick here – not really on the front line of jazz, but definitely finding a way to reinvent his sound for the 60s – with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Multicolored bar logo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam and splitting on the bottom seam.)
A sweet funky 70s outing from saxman Nino Tempo – quite different than any of his 60s work, and produced with a sweet LA studio groove! Some of the tunes feature these kind of raspy Joe Cocker-esque vocals – not really essential to the tune, but singing the title along with the mostly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jimi Tenor looks shrunken in size on the cover, but that certainly hasn't happened to his music – which just seems bigger and more expansive on this wonderful release! The set's still very much in the spiritual jazz mode that Tenor's been touching for the past decade or so – but it ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tenorio Jr —
Embalo ... LP RGE/Mr Bongo (UK), 1964. New Copy (reissue)...
A set that's maybe one of the greatest bossa jazz albums of all time – and a fantastic homegrown Brazilian effort that's quite different from the more commercial American bossa albums of the 60s! Tenorio Jr isn't just a hell of a pianist, he's a great writer and arranger too – one who's ... (Brazil, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the grooviest of the "Hair" tribute LPs, and an excellent batch of funky tracks from Galt MacDermot's classic score. Terminal Barbershop is really just a group of funky studio musicians that includes Jimmy Owens, Joe Farrell, and Pat Rebillot, and they play with a nice tight pop ... (Now Sound, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and some sun bleaching along the top.)
Jacky Terrasson —
Smile ... CD Blue Note, 2002. Used ...
Possibly the greatest album so far from Ken Vandermark's Territory Band – a live performance that has the ensemble joined by legendary Chicago tenorist Fred Anderson! The work here is one long composition – "Collide" – written and directed by Vandermark, played by the ... read moreCD
A surprisingly soulful session from saxophonist Buddy Terry – a really righteous little record that reminds us a lot of work from the Strata East or Black Jazz labels! Buddy's working here with a relatively large group, but in a way that's really free and spontaneous – not nearly as ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A surprisingly soulful session from saxophonist Buddy Terry – a really righteous little record that reminds us a lot of work from the Strata East or Black Jazz labels! Buddy's working here with a relatively large group, but in a way that's really free and spontaneous – not nearly as ... read moreCD
A great 70s session from Clark Terry – playing flugelhorn here with backings from Peter Herbholzheimer, and sounding wonderfully sweet throughout! There's a spacious, patient quality to Terry's horn that reminds us a bit of his gentler moments in the 60s with Bob Brookmeyer – and even ... read moreCD
A surprisingly nice set that brings together Clark Terry and Thelonious Monk! Given Terry's bright approach to jazz, it's a bit hard to imagine him and Monk working well together – but at the time of this session, Clark still had a fair bit of an edge – with roots in a number of modern ... read moreCD
Clark Terry & Bob Brookmeyer —
Tonight ... CD Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1964. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
A killer combination of talents – and one that made a few excellent records in the 60s! Bob Brookmeyer's got a cool, compressed tone – that great approach he developed on valve trombone in the 50s – and it brings a new level of sophistication to the trumpet of Clark Terry here ... read moreCD
Sweet Latin licks from Clark Terry and Chico O'Farrill – cut in a mode that's very similar to O'Farrill's best Verve work of the 60s! The vibe is kind of a mod take on Afro Cuban sounds – not really Latin soul, but with a playful vibe that mixes together jazz and Latin with equal parts ... read moreCD
A set that really lives up to its title – thanks to some mighty bluesy playing from all players involved! The core of the album's a lot more relaxed than the usual Pablo date – long, stretched-out tracks that are simply titled "Alternate One", "Alternate Two", and ... read moreCD
Clark Terry, Freddie Hubbard, & Dizzy Gillespie —
Alternate Blues ... LP Pablo/OJC, 1980. Near Mint- ...
A set that really lives up to its title – thanks to some mighty bluesy playing from all players involved! The core of the album's a lot more relaxed than the usual Pablo date – long, stretched-out tracks that are simply titled "Alternate One", "Alternate Two", and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dejan Terzic —
Melanoia ... CD Enja (Germany), 2013. New Copy ...
Drummer Dejan Terzic has a nice way of putting together sounds and colors here – working in these angular modes that are sometimes choppy, sometimes cascading – and awash with flurries of notes from a group that's only a quartet, but which comes on with a much stronger presence! The ... read moreCD
Test ... CD Aum Fidelity, 1999. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Very cool – a set that blends together steel guitar and vibes, but in a style that's maybe more jazz than country on some numbers! The vibes are great – really ringing out strongly – and titles include "Seven Come Eleven", "Julie's Dream", "Watch What ... (Folk/Country, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sublime early work from the great Eje Thelin – a Swedish trombonist who made some excellent music in the 60s and 70s, but who hardly ever got his due on this side of the Atlantic! That's a crime, too – as Thelin's a musician with an amazing command of tones and styles – at this ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record that's hardly spaced out at all – and which instead is a really righteous blend of funk, jazz, and a bit of soul – all served up here by an obscure Maryland band at the end of the 70s! There's a wonderful confluence of energy going on here – some spiritual jazz in the ... read moreCD
Fats Theus —
Black Out ... CD CTI/King (Japan), 1970. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
Hard and heavy funky jazz from west coast tenorist Fats Theus – and one of the rarest albums on CTI! This one differs strongly from the label's smoother electric output – as it's got the rough n ready feel of a classic Prestige jazz funk session – lots more soul jazz grit around ... read moreCD
Great stuff from Toots! Although he's been featured in countless different settings over the years, we really dig Toots best in an album like this – working in short groovy settings that mix jazz with other easy instrumental traditions, often opening up his playing in ways that you don't get ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small cutout hole.)