Fantastic work from one of the most unique talents in jazz! Rufus Harley plays bagpipes – yes, that's right, bagpipes – in a modal Coltrane-esque way that's simply got to be heard to be believed. He uses the drone capability of the instrument to explore reed patterns in the same way ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Two Jerry Lewis soundtracks – back to back on a single CD! First up is the very cool Visit To A Small Planet from 1960 – a Jerry Lewis sci-fi flick, done with a cool mix of sprightly themes and spacey touches. There's a few nice theremin moments, mixed with these nice orchestral ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
An incredible return to form for Billy Harper – and a landmark album recorded at the end of the 80s, when we'd all but given up on him! The session returns Billy to the majesty of his 70s work – placing him in the setting of long tracks, modal rhythms, and spiritual motivation – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Great recent work from tenor giant Billy Harper! After his classic sides in the 70s, we didn't hear from Harper for years as a leader, but when this one came out, it was well worth the wait! The album's a beautiful batch of tracks in Harper's unique style of soulful avant blowing, and the players ... (Jazz) read moreCD
'A much hipper record than you'd guess from its cheesy early 90s cover – an image that's almost a relic of the unfortunate time when jazz was trying to take on hip hop album art! Fortunately, Philip Harper's got a lot more depth than his photo – a rich quality that sparkles with the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Barry Harris stretches out wonderfully in a set of compositions by Tadd Dameron – most of them familiar jazz standards from a few decades before, transformed magically by Harris in a hip 70s piano trio mode! The group here features Gene Taylor on bass and Leroy Williams on drums – both ... (Jazz) read moreCD
2 overlooked 70s gems from Barry Harris – both of them trio dates based around famous jazz composers! First up are 8 tracks in which Barry Harris stretches out wonderfully in a set of compositions by Tadd Dameron – most of them familiar jazz standards from a few decades before, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A beautiful return to acoustic soul jazz work for Wendell Harrison – after a string of more electrified albums in the 80s. Wendell's working here on tenor sax and clarinet – the latter of which he plays in these spiraling long lines that use the instrument in a searching, soprano sax-li ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Perhaps not as high profile as some of the other producers who've been focused on heavily in the spate of revive and reggae reissue madness, Harry Johnson nonetheless turned out numerous solid productions from the late 60s onward. This boatload of excellent instrumentals should go a long way ... (Reggae) read moreCD
A gem of an 80s set from drummer Billy Hart – one that has all of the soulful currents of his other recordings in place, mixed with some of the more electric inclinations of the Gramavision label at the time! The album's not really a fusion outing, but does have some fusion-styled elements ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A beautiful album of dark-hued vocals – sung by Johnny Hartman with a quality that's as smokey as the image of him with a cigarette on the cover! The album set a whole new standard for male vocal jazz in the 60s – and is a distillation and refinement of earlier ideas in music by Billy ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
(Out of print digipack pressing. Barcode has a mark.)
A nice little album from Johnny Hartman – recorded back in the mid 50s for Bethlehem, in the years before he recorded his more famous dates for the Impulse label! The set has Johnny singing nice and mellow – with backing by a group led by pianist Ralph Sharon, one of Tony Bennett's ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
'Leaping brilliance on the keys from a young Hampton Hawes – a player who makes this record bristle with excitement from the very first note! The format is simple, but the presentation here is breathtaking – a rock-solid trio performance that shows why Hawes was one of the greatest ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The darkly brooding image of Hampton Hawes on the front cover of this one is a real standout in the mostly-sweet cover lineup of the Contemporary label – but it's also a great indication of the sound of the record, which is something different than most of its contemporaries! Hawes is ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A hell of a great live set from pianist Hampton Hawes – thanks especially to the other members of the trio! Hawes is at his free, open, 70s best on the piano – but bassist Cecil McBee really takes the record to the next level – spinning out these amazing lines that are as ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The full length debut of Mayer Hawthorne for Stones Throw – with both classic Motown and 60s & 70s Detroit indie soul influences, done the right way, and all of it wonderful and true to his heroes – after some promising early singles, we can now say emphatically that Mayer Hawthorne ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
(Deluxe version is a limited edition of 10,000 copies. Out of print! Comes with a bonus 4-inch vinyl single with the bonus tracks "When I Said Goodbye" (demo version) and "Love Is Alright".)
Great later work by Isaac Hayes – working here in a post-Stax, post-ABC mode that has him forging a smooth soul sound that's really great! The album's not disco, but more of an extension of Ike's baroque approach to arranging – with subtle use of strings and keyboards, in a real Philly ... (Soul) read moreCD
Louis Hayes is one of those cats we always keep an eye on – because for decades, his name on a session has always been a reason to check it out – especially on his handful of dates as a leader! This set stacks up beautifully to any of Lou's classics from the 70s – soaring, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An incredibly soulful album – vastly overlooked, but one of our favorites of the 70s! The set is one of the few ever cut as a leader by drummer Louis Haynes – a wonderful player who's best known for his classic work with Horace silver – but who's working here with a superb group ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Louis Hayes/Junior Cook with Woody Shaw —
Ichi-Ban ... CD Timeless (Netherlands), 1976. Used ...
A real gem from Woody Shaw's greatest period – a very hip sextet session, recorded with Hayes, Cook, Shaw, and a rhythm section that includes Ronnie Matthews on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Guilhermo Franco on percussion. Tracks are long, and stretch out in that searching, modal style ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A well-titled set from Tubby Hayes – some really long and open live tracks, played with a nice degree of intensity! The tunes here are all a bit more freewheeling than some of Tubby's studio work of the time – and his spontaneous creativity in the open setting really shows a Sonny ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Not a new groove, but a great one – the sound of Tubby Hayes in the late 50s – a time when his tenor skills were easily at the top of the UK scene – if not the entire global jazz scene as well! The album's a quartet date that really lets Tubby open up – recorded in the same ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Tremendous American recordings from British tenorist Tubby Hayes – presented here in a CD that features four previously-unreleased titles that include "Soho Soul", "Simple Waltz", "Half A Sawbuck", and "You're My Everything". (Jazz) CD
A rhythmically complicated set from trumpeter Graham Haynes – done in that great sensitivity for non-American styles we love in his music! At the core, Haynes cornet work is still strongly jazz-based – but it's set up here with instrumentation that's heavy on percussion, plus a bit of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print. Case has a cutout mark.)
Phil Haynes 4 Horns & What? —
4 Horn Lore ... CD Open Minds (Germany), 1992. Used ...
A tremendous album from Roy Haynes – simple, understated, and extremely well done! There's no tribute to Charlie Parker here – just sweetly swinging work by a group that features Kenny Barron, Dave Holland, Christian McBride, Joshua Redman, and John Scofield – all of whom come ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A strong set from the seemingly ageless jazz drummer Roy Haynes – joined by eventual legend and trumpeter Roy Hargrove on a number of tunes, the legendary Chick Corea on piano for a couple, Haynes' solid Fountain Of Youth group and other guests on another sharp effort for Dreyfus! Here ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Roy Haynes/Phineas Newborn/Paul Chambers —
We Three ... CD New Jazz/OJC, 1958. Used ...
A key outing from drummer Roy Haynes – a classic trio session that has a lot more energy than the usual set from the time – thanks to equal participation from Paul Chambers on bass and Phineas Newborn on piano! The unified approach hinted at in the title certainly comes through in the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Amazing sounds from Lee Hazlewood – some of his most offbeat, unbridled recordings ever – and that's saying a lot if you've already heard his classics for Mercury, MGM, and Reprise! The package here brings together rare work from Lee's own LHI label – packaged beautifully with a ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A great later set from The Heath Brothers – proof that the family stayed plenty darn hip into their older years! Although issued by Concord, there's a nicely soulful bent to the record – some slightly angular modern moments, inflected with a lot of warmth on the solos – not just ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Roger Heaton & Corrado Canonici —
Cassandra ... CD Capstone, 1998. Used ...
Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid —
Tongues ... CD Domino, 2006. Used ...
Another rewarding collabo between muscular avant jazz drummer Steve Reid and electronics manipulator Kieran "Fourtet" Hebden – a pretty heavily rhythmic and catchy batch of improvisations recorded live over 2 days in early 2006! There's a surprising symmetry between Reid's drums ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Anke Helfrich Trio with Tim Hagans —
Dedication ... CD Enja (Germany), 2016. Used ...
Anke Helfrich handles a trio of great keyboards here – Fender Rhodes, piano, and harmonium – sometimes strongly tuneful, other times more as engines of sound – which are balanced nicely with the strong work of Tim Hagans on both trumpet and flugelhorn! The record's far more than ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Massive work from Eddie Henderson – 2 spaced-out jazz classics that put him right up there with Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock for pure 70s genius! The set kicks off with the very cosmic Realization – a tripped-out set with Herbie on keyboards, Pat Gleeson on Arp and moog, Bennie ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)
A fantastic session of 60s "new thing" jazz – and one of our favorite early records by Joe Henderson! The album features some incredibly hard playing from Joe – with a very dark edge to his solos that's nicely offset by McCoy Tyner's lyrical piano, and the supple rhythms of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A classic straight session by Joe Henderson – cut during his early years, when he was breaking out of the box with a heck of a lot of fire! Kenny Dorham's subdued lyricism complements Joe's impassioned playing over the angular, yet still-swinging rythm section of Andrew Hill, Eddie Kahn and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of Joe Henderson's first true moments of greatness – a landmark session recorded with a quintet that includes Kenny Dorham on trumpet, McCoy Tyner on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Pete LaRoca on drums! LaRoca's very free on the drum kit, and gives the set a rhythmic looseness that's a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A rare early session as a solo act by vocalist Jon Hendricks – recorded at the time when he was first making waves with Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross – but proof that Jon always sounded a lot hipper on his own! The style here is quite different from the vocalese of LHR, and Hendricks is ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
The Jimi Hendrix Experience at their most classic! Tripped out bluesy cosmic rock ferocity and great songs, too – firing on all cylinders here on the middle record of their ultra epic three LP series of unimpeachable greatness. Titles include "EXP", "Up From The Skies", ... (Rock) read moreCD
Rob Henke & The Washington Street Players —
Footnotes ... CD Twin Rivers, 2005. Used ...
Ernie Henry was a fantastic alto player who only cut a rare few albums before his untimely death. Most folks will know him from his great work on a few Monk sessions – but this album features tracks that were the last the Henry cut as a leader, done in late 1957 shortly before he passed away. ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Broadway tunes, but some very hip ones – thanks to mightily swinging work from the Woody Herman group of the 60s! Many of the numbers here are familiar ones pulled from big shows of the 1950s and early 60s – but Herman and crew change things up wonderfully by using the tunes as lively ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Despite what you might think about some of Woody's big band contemporaries from the 40s, you've got to admit that Woody himself was always growing and changing as the decades went on – as this 1963 album will attest! Woody's in great form here – still working with a tight group of ... (Jazz) read moreCD