One of the greatest Donald Byrd albums ever – a smoking live performance spread out over two different records – all with some of the tightest, most grooving work that Byrd ever recorded in his early years on Blue Note! Part of the strength of the set is the group – as Don's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An incredible album from Donald Byrd – hard, funky, and with more of an edge than most of his other Blue Note work! The sound on the album's incredibly sinister – really concerned with downward chord turns in moody rhythms – played with a real sense of soul by a frontline that ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the best of Donald Byrd's early Blue Note albums – a sparkling set of hardbop tunes with a really souful edge! The album's one of a few that feature Byrd working with baritonist Pepper Adams – a frequent partner on his best recording dates of the late 50s, of which this set is ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Classic soul jazz material from trumpeter Donald Byrd – one of his most sinister (and most rare) albums for Blue Note! The group's a quintet, with frequent bandmate Pepper Adams on baritone, Duke Pearson on piano, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – all grooving with some of the tightness ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Incredible work from the team of Donald Byrd and Gigi Gryce – crisp modern jazz, filled with soul, and never failing to swing! During the time of these recordings, Gryce was one hell of an arranger – with a tight ensemble approach that worked magic in a small combo setting. He was ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Donald Byrd/Booker Little —
Third World ... CD TCB/Collectables, Early 70s. Used ...
Early 70s issue of a record recorded for the Warwick label in the early 60s – mostly led by Curtis Fuller, and under the name Soul Of Jazz Percussion. The record is a strange batch of soul jazz tracks that features a number of different groups with players like Fuller, Waldron, Little, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A compelling vocal performance from John Cage – recorded in Milan in 1977, and stretching for over 2 hours. The overall feeling is similar to some of the classic Dadaist vocal compositions from the early 20th century – as Cage's often-nonsense text unlocks new lyricism in familiar ... (Out Sound) read moreCD
Uri Caine Trio —
Siren ... CD Winter & Winter (Germany), 2011. Used ...
Exactly the kind of set that shows why Uri Caine is one of the most influential pianists in jazz – a player who's really set the scene on fire with records like this, thanks to a freely-flowing, highly-rhythmic approach to his music! The set bristles with energy right from the start – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(In one of those totally great Winter & Winter hardcover packages, too!)
The great early Califone album – originally issued on the group's own Perishable label in 2001! Califone was essentially born when Tim Rutili & company shed much of the heaving, murky rock riffery that characterized their earlier work in the 90s Chicago heroes Red Red Meat for more ... (Rock) read moreCD
One of the jazziest Candido albums ever – a tight little 50s set that features the master congolero working with a small combo that includes Al Cohn on tenor, Dick Katz on piano, and Joe Puma on guitar! The sound is nice and stripped-down – bristling with a percussive approach to the ... (Latin) read moreCD
A real rarity in West Coast jazz – originally issued as a very obscure Blue Note session recorded on the west coast in the mid 50s – released as 2 10" LPs, and billed as a "blindfold test" under the supervision of Leonard Feather, but featuring some of Blue Note's only ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Steve Cardenas —
Shebang ... CD Fresh Sound (Spain), 2000. Used ...
Cornelius Cardew —
Material ... CD Hat Now (Switzerland), 2001. Used ...
The compositions of Cornelius Cardew, performed here with a distinctly Chicago inflection – in a relatively recent performance that is partially conducted by Art Lange, and featuring Jim Baker on Arp, Carrio Biolo on vibes, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, and Jeff Parker ... (Out Sound) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Cornelius Cardew —
Treatise ... CD Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1998. Used Gatefold ...
One of the nicer things about the global centralization of culture into the hands of a few giant companies is that you can at least get a "greatest hits" comp like this which spans the artists career on a number of different labels! As proof, you'll find killer stuff from Jean's best ... (Soul) read moreCD
Killer deep soul from James Carr – a landmark set that features 28 tracks pulled from his famous years at the Goldwax label! Carr's Goldwax recordings nearly died when they came out – hardly reaching the audience of contemporaries like Otis Redding or Wilson Pickett – but as ... (Soul) read moreCD
A real corker from Benny Carter's revival period at the end of the 50s – a large group session recorded with a very strong horn section, arranged and produced by Benny himself! The album's got a "calendar" gimmick – in that each of the 12 songs feature a month in the name ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A key later album from alto saxophonist Benny Carter – one that has him at the helm of a largeish group, but playing with a nicely focused sort of groove! In addition to Benny's alto, the record also features tenor sax from Charlie Rouse and Coleman Hawkins, plus one more alto from Phil ... (Jazz) read moreCD
With Ben Webster on tenor, Frank Rosolino on trombone, and Barney Kessel on guitar. Titles include "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me", "Blue Lou", "A Walkin Thing", and "Old Fashioned Love". (Jazz) CD
A bracingly simple album from Benny Carter – one recorded with small group west coast backing, in a style that really lets us focus on his wonderful tone! The set's one of Carter's most obscure from later years – a 1960 session recorded with Jimmy Rowles on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great represenation of some classic jam session work recorded in the early days of the Verve/Clef enterprise – a marathon studio session that featured players that include Harry Edison, Benny Carter, Willie Smith, Buddy De Franco, Wardell Gray, Stan Getz, Count Basie, and Freddie Green. ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Benny Carter/Bill Coleman/Henri Chaix —
Three ... CD Sackville, 1957/1958/1968. Used ...