The future is now! Or at least it seemed to be back in 1983 when Herbie teamed up with Bill Laswell to record this classic album of computer-driven keyboard grooves! Whatever you might think of the music, the record was a genius move for Herbie – who was kind of flopping around in a number ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Funky mid 70s Herbie – one his funkiest of the era! Herbie plays a host of kool keyboards (like Fender Rhodes, Arp, Hohner Clavinet, etc), and he's joined by a group that includes just about all of the Headhunters (Paul Jackson and Mike Clark in the rhythm section), as well as Wah Wah Watson ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A rare one from Herbie Hancock – with a very unique sound for the time! The set was recorded in Tokyo, and only issued for the Japanese market – and it features Herbie playing solo acoustic piano, working in a very warm intimate setting that's quite different from his more electric ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A very sweet, and oft-overlooked session that has Herbie mixing a nice dose of lyricism into his usual soul jazz approach from the 60s! The sound's a bit farther-reaching than on some of Herbie's smaller group sessions – and the record features a sextet that includes Ron Carter, Mickey Roker ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Herbie Hancock is certainly Takin Off at this point in his career – stepping into the limelight with an excellent batch of soul jazz tunes, including the first recording of his classic "Watermelon Man", the one track that probably put all his kids through school! Although that one ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Nobuo Hara convenes the Sharps & Flats ensemble in this excellent set from the end of the 60s – a magnificent blend of tones and colors from the horns, all wrapped up in Hara's wicked sense of arranging! The group's got a groove that's really unique – not like American or European ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Alex Hargreaves —
Prelude ... CD Adventure Music, 2010. Used ...
Lovely acoustic work from Alex Hargreaves – a player with a feel that's quite unique – almost a blend of older folksy modes and some more spacious soundtrack sophistication – complex one minute, but very natural the next! Hargreaves plays violin throughout, with other players who ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Larry Harlow certainly earns the name of Senor Salsa here – not just because of his decades-long pedigree in Latin music, but also because the record's easily one of his most solid since the 70s Fania years! There's a tight, jazzy feel to most of these numbers that's really great – ... (Latin) read moreCD
The last and longest of Harper's 3 albums recorded in the Far East in 1991 – a mindblowing set of tracks performed in Malaysia, with a quintet that features Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Francesca Tanksley on piano, Louie Spears on bass, and Newman Baker on drums. The rhythmic component of the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Winard Harper with Jeli Posse —
Coexist ... CD JLP, 2012. Used ...
A great title for this hip little record – one that definitely has the group coexisting together beautifully in the space of the set – working with well-fused energy that really makes the music shine! The set's got the soulful vibe of some of the best indie sets from the end of the 80s ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Classic work from Slim Harpo – an album that kicks off with one of his biggest hits ever, and follows with plenty of great tunes as well! Things here are pretty rootsy and stripped-down – lots of spare, slowish rhythms (but a few funkier ones too!) – and instrumentation that's ... (Blues) read moreCD
Early genius from Barry Harris – a live date recorded at San Francisco's Jazz Workshop, and one that has him gently grooving in a mix of sharp edges and lyricism! In a world where many up and comers were tempted by the fruits of the soul jazz sound, Harris remains nicely true to himself ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A super-long batch of messed-up funky jazz from Eddie Harris! The record's got Eddie working all aspects of the electric sax – in a similar style to some of his other work on the best Atlantic albums of the 70s (like Instant Death of Plug It In) – and the group features a shifting cast ... (Jazz) read moreCD
These 2 LPs on one CD show not only the brilliance of the young Eddie Harris (a brilliance that was not easily matched later in his career), but also the brilliant way that the Chicago jazz scene of the 60's could absorb so many different influences and styles, and mix them up into a fantastic ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Melba Moore makes a key guest appearance here – only singing on 4 of the album's 12 tracks, but really helping pianist Lafayette Harris expand his sound strongly! The core sound of the record comes from Harris' trio – a tight ensemble with Dwayne Dolphin on bass, and Cecil Brooks III ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the most inventive Wendell Harrison records in years – a beautifully-crafted session that features his larger clarinet ensemble, recorded with a sound that goes way beyond any of our expectations! Harrison uses the clarinets in a wonderful way – opening up a world of color and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A legendary meeting of two famous tenor talents – the mighty Eddie Harris, and Detroit legend Wendell Harrison – recorded live together at the Montreux Detroit Festival in 1994. The pair play together in a variety of modes – from twin tenor solo battle styles, to mellower, more ... (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
A rare set from vocalist Jane Harvey – a singer who managed to cut a handful of wonderful sides over the course of a few decades – none of them hits, but all of them great! This mid 60s session was cut in England with some mature backings from Ray Ellis – arrangements that are ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Very cool readings of tunes penned by Steven Sondheim – a set that takes the compositions way past their Broadway roots! Jane Harvey does a great job of handling the songs with a jazz-based intimacy – working with spare instrumentation that includes piano and keyboards from Mike Renzi, ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Hasidic New Wave (Frank London & Greg Wall) —
Psycho Semitic ... CD Knitting Factory, 1998. Used ...
A cool collection that brings together the two different halves of Brit maestro Tony Hatch – his own instrumental work of the 60s, and his music with a rang eof different singers too! The back half of the record features very groovy early work from the Tony Hatch Orchestra – material ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
Wonderful ensemble work from drummer Fritz Hauser – a player whose recent music has gone far beyond jazz, with a mixture of compositional ideals and creative improvisation! This set features Hauser working with a larger percussion ensemble – really exploring his sense of texture and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Franz Hautzinger —
Bent ... CD Extraplatte (Austria), 1996. Used ...
A rare album, with a full bonus album of previously-unreleased material – all from the obscure British group Havenstreet – an underground folksy combo who maybe showed up a few years too late on the scene! While most of England in 1977 was bristling with the new energy of punk, these ... (Rock) 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
(Out of print.)
Coleman Hawkins —
Body & Soul ... CD Pavilion (UK), Late 20s/1930s/Early 40s. Used ...
A classic Verve set, featuring these two aging masters of the tenor, blowing side by side in a small group setting with rhythm backing by Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, and Alvin Stoller. The best tracks have lots of room – plenty of space so that the tenors aren't "encountering& ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Half tracks by Coleman Hawkins, half by Lester Young – recorded in the early 40s – with cuts that include "Stumpy", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "Voodte", "Hawkins' Barrel House", and "Crazy Rhythm" by Hawk – and "I Got ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Coleman Hawkins/Johnny Hodges —
In Paris ... CD Vogue, 1949/1950. Used ...
(Out of print.)
Coleman Hawkins/Lester Young/Ben Webster —
Big Three ... CD CBS, 1943/1946. Used ...
One of Isaac Hayes early 70s classics for Stax Records – a perfectly conceived masterpiece of baroque soul that builds and builds as the set goes on! Ike heads up the instrumentation on electric piano, vibes, and plenty of percussion – but he's also getting strong support here from the ... (Soul) read moreCD
(Out of print, please note that the sleeve is intact but has some edgewear.)
Long overdue reissue of one of the totally rare sessions that Tubby Hayes cut for British Fontana in the early 60s. Hayes was one of the best British jazz talents ever, and his raw tenor sound is right up there with Sonny Rollins and Hank Mobley for sheer power and inventiveness. This laidback ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An album of radio broadcast material – but still an excellent collection of work by one of the greatest tenor players ever! Tubby's solos are a lot stronger than you'd expect for the average broadcast gig – as you'll hear on these tracks that date from 1957 through 1972, and which ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Seminal early work by British tenor giant Tubby Hayes – lifted from some of his mid 50s eps for the Tempo label! The records show Tubbs as a great solos even in his early days, blowing hard and tight in a slightly larger group with trumpets by Jimmy Deuchar and Dickie Hawdon, and in a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Stunning work from British tenor giant Tubby Hayes! Hayes is easily one of our favorite-ever players from east of the Atlantic, and he sounds great on this CD that pairs together 2 mid 50s LPs – After Lights Out and The Jazz Couriers. The former features Hayes in a quintet with Harry South ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Lost live material from one of Tubby Hayes' hippest later groups – a quartet with drummer Tony Levin, who really helps to open up Tubby's sound on the set! Hayes plays both flute and tenor on the record – and although the tunes are all standards, they're taken at extremely long takes ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A stunning set from British tenor giant Tubby Hayes – and the kind of record that shows that he had a vision and depth of playing that stretched far beyond his incredible ability to solo! The set's got Tubby leading a large ensemble, filled with some of the leading lights of the British ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the heaviest keyboard albums you'll ever hope to find – a completely sublime session that not only features Fender Rhodes by pianist Roland Haynes, but also features additional keyboards from Kirk Lightsey – a double blend that really makes the record sparkle! The twin-keyboard ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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
Great drums from the legendary Roy Haynes – a player who was really coming into his own again at the time of this mid 90s set! The recording's a live one, done for Danish Broadcasting with a good sense of clarity – and the group is mostly European, with Tomas Franck on tenor, Thomas ... (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
Crackling tight work from Roy Haynes – recorded here in a live setting with his mid 80s group that featured the great Ralph Moore on tenor. Moore's angular lines dominate the set – a bit freer than on the albums cut under his own name, driven onward by the drumming of Haynes, into a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Laidback trio work from pianist Kevin Hays – a player with a great ear for finding fresh new corners in familiar tunes! Most of the tunes on here are from the pop cannon of a few decades back – but Hays' approach to the music is really fresh, kind of an open, flowing groove that ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Incredible contemporary Turkish psychedelia and hypnotic instrumental jams from Hayvanlar Alemi – a group that blends their region influences with a world of psychedelia and wordlessly anthemic possibilities for a sound all their own! Electric guitars drive of the group's sound – with ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD