A previously unreleased album from reedman Wilton Bogey Gaynair – recorded with some great help from trumpeter Shake Keane! The set was recorded in 1960 – at a time when both Gaynair and Keane were making some great impressions on the London jazz scene – awash in new energy in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Howe hones in on a heretofore unexplored muse in his long, influential, and sometimes fan-frustrating career on the margins of underground Americana – an actual, honest-to-God gospel choir – beautifully layered into his stripped down, dusty and abstract folk-rock-whatever. Apparently a ... (Rock) read moreCD
One of the greatest records ever cut by altoist Herb Geller, and one of the few to document the work of his group that included wife Lorraine Geller on piano! Lorraine's quite nice, and the rhythm by Keith Mitchell and Mel Lewis is good too – but the real wonder is Herb's alto, which cuts ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Classic early work by Herb Geller – and a record that features his crispy alto against a group that features wife Lorraine Geller on piano, Conte Candoli on trumpet, and Zoot Sims on tenor (playing here under the name Ziggy Vines!) The tracks are short, with a lot of west coast whimsy – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Life after Peter Gabriel – with Phil Collins doing a surprisingly great job on vocals – free from all the tripe of later years! Titles inlcude "Dance On A Volcano", "Robbery Assault & Battery", "Ripples", "Trick Of The Tail", and "Mad ... (Rock) read moreCD
One of the greatest Stan Getz albums ever – even though it wasn't issued until the 90s! The set's a rare unreleased session from 1964 – recorded by Getz with a fresh, free-thinking approach – but abandoned by Verve because they were making so much money with Stan's bossa nova ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Stan Getz & Albert Dailey —
Poetry ... CD Blue Note, 1983. Used ...
A lovely later recording from Stan Getz – very spare and spacious, and recorded with a casual approach that's quite striking, and really fresh! The album features Stan playing alongside pianist Albert Dailey – with no other rhythm accompaniment, just piano and tenor sax. The tunes are ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A fantastic rare album cut by Stan Getz in Europe! The session features Getz as the main soloist with the Clarke-Boland Big Band, and the overall sound is an incredible chapter in both the career of Getz and the CBBB. Given that most of the CBBB's soloists had a sharp angular sound, Getz's softer ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Gerry Gibbs & The Third Trio From The Sun —
First Visit ... CD Viewpoint, 2000. Used ...
(Out of print.)
Gerry Gibbs/Ron Carter/Kenny Barron —
We're Back ... CD Whaling City Sound, 2014. Used ...
Drummer Gerry Gibbs has a hell of a trio for this set – and a great batch of guests as well – all of whom help make some real magic on jazz instrumental versions of soul tunes from the 70s! The core trio features Kenny Barron on piano and Ron Carter on bass – both wonderfully ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great overview of the early work of Gilberto Gil – featuring tracks from his first few Tropicalia recordings, through his exile in London, and his spectacular return to Brazil in the early 70s! Gil's work is beyond simple description – at one moment a stark modernist rewriting of pop ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A very nice album cut by Gilberto Gil in the US in the late 70s – one that features production by Sergio Mendes, and sound that's a strong mix of jazz, soul, and Brazilian grooves! The record kind of fits in with the Elektra modern soul work at the time – a smooth blend of jazz and ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Certainly not Gil's most classic album, but a nice modern record that has some good moments. Includes the track "O Eterno Deus Mu Danca", a soulful number which features a guest appearance by Ed Motta. Other titles inlcude "Mulher De Coronel", "De Bob Dylan A Bob ... (Brazil) read moreCD
One of the funkiest albums you'll ever hear from Gilberto Gil – a really cool record that's done in the same sort of samba soul style that Jorge Ben was using in the 70s – with similarly wonderful results! The rhythms are great – a really compelling mix of rootsy elements and ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by Gilberto Gil – a beautiful album of rough-hewn samba tracks, done in a really lively style! Gil's great vocals are very firmly in the lead of the album's arrangements – and some tracks use a full samba percussion and instrumental style, while ... (Brazil) read moreCD
One of the most heavenly albums ever recorded – a sublime post-60s session by Joao Gilberto, one with even more fluid grace than his original bossa nova classics! The setting here is extremely spare – Joao on vocals and acoustic guitar, backed by only a slight bit of percussion – ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A beautiful recent live recording from bossa legend Joao Gilberto – the kind that shows that he's still very much in fine fine form! The set was recorded in Tokyo, and features Joao on voice and guitar – with no other instrumentation at all – replicating the feel of some of his ... (Brazil) read moreCD
The best of Brazil, old and new – as Joao Gilberto meets up with a younger generation of Brazilian vocalists – Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Maria Bethania – all for a wonderful session of stripped-down bossa! The work is very much in Joao's best style of the early 70s – ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Seminal work from Dizzy – showing that he was a genius in any form of jazz! In the mid 50s, Diz had one of the hippest big bands going – filled with great young players that included Lee Morgan, Joe Gordon, Melba Liston, Benny Golson, Billy Mitchell, and Walter Davis Jr. The work he ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Seminal work from Dizzy Gillespie – and an album that shows that he was a genius in any form of jazz! In the mid 50s, Diz had one of the hippest big bands going – filled with great young players that included Lee Morgan, Joe Gordon, Melba Liston, Benny Golson, Billy Mitchell, and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A legendary bit of cubop! Diz is playing here with the band that virtually invented Latin Jazz – the one that featured Chano Pozo on conga, plus great soloists like James Moody and Ernie Henry – all blowing beautifully in a style that's one of the most perfect realizations of the cubop ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Wild – but pretty darn wonderful stuff! Dizzy's recording here in one of his sparest settings ever – blowing trumpet with accompaniment from the duo of Willie Ruff, bass and French horn, and Dwike Mitchell, piano – working in a mode that's really cool, really stripped down, and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Excellent funk from Dizzy Gillespie – featuring all 3 of his albums for the legendary Perception label! The Real Thing is an amazing mix of funky jazz, cool rhythms, and some nice Latin-tinged grooves – and it's a stunning representation of the way that Dizzy kept on growing as a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A portrait of Duke, done by Dizzy – and one that's got a whole different feel than you might think! Gillespie's working here with arrangements by a young Clare Fischer – who takes Ellington's themes and recasts them with an even deeper sense of color and tone – one that pushes ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(1984 pressing. Out of print. Booklet is slightly wrinkled.)
A brilliant album of Latiny grooves from Diz! The disc takes off from the soulful/modal mood of the early 60s groups with Lalo Schifrin and Kenny Barron – and features a young Mike Longo crafting some fantastic lines on piano, stretched out over tight rhythms on electric bass and drums, with ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print first CD pressing, punch through barcode & promo sticker on booklet.)
Later live work from Dizzy Gillespie – working in London here with a very hip ensemble! We're not entirely sure of the date, but given the skinny ties on a few of the players, we're guessing it's from that 80s stretch when Dizzy was still going strong – working in a great mix of Latin ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Dizzy Gillespie/Max Roach Quintet —
Pleyel 48 ... CD Vogue (Germany), 1948. Used ...
A much-needed collection of the early work of Jimmy Guiffre – one of the best sax talents of the west coast 50s scene, and an ever-committed modernist whose work here displays a keen early ear for the fresh and the new! The tunes appear to have been released on a variety of different labels ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Jimmy Giuffre's first LP – and although not as completely sublime as his late 50s sides for Verve and Atlantic, still pretty incredible work from one of the freshest new voices in jazz at the time! The album takes tracks from an original 10" LP session, and adds in a few more – so ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Wonderful work from the Jimmy Guiffre trio – and two sessions that stand nicely next to his classic late 50s sides for Atlantic and Verve! The first 5 tracks on the set were recorded for the Stars Of Jazz TV show in Hollywood in 1957 and 1958 – and feature Jimmy first with Jim Hall on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of Jimmy Giuffre's excellent early LPs for Capitol, and a nice blend of west coast styles with more modernist experimentation. Here, Giuffre begins his experiments in jazz without a "non-pulsating beat", that is, jazz without snapping cymbal, walking bass, or pounding piano to ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great album by one of lost groups on the Invictus label! Glass House were a stellar male/female vocal group with a good deep soul sound – very much in the spirit of other Invictus albums of the era, with a tremendous feel for down home, gritty soul but executed with the smooth HDH vibe ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the more string-heavy sessions in RCA's Stereo Action series, but still worthy of the dynamic style that made the Stereo Action titles some of RCA's best easy recordings from the 60s! Marty's got orchestrations here that are a bit quirkier than usual – making good use of the stereo ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Per Goldschmidt —
Frame ... CD Timeless (Holland), 1990. Used ...
A killer set of hardbop tracks that shows what a great tenorist Benny Golson was during the late 50s! This set collects sides from 2 very rare albums – Benny Golson & The Philadelphians (issued on United Artists originally), plus an obscure French session cut in 1958 under the name of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Beautiful work from the always-great Benny Golson – a wonderfully understated quartet session that's filled with plenty of long tracks, and sublime solo work from Golson! Benny's performed in many settings over the years – all of which are great – but we're recently quite partial ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Benny Golson featuring Freddie Hubbard —
Stardust ... CD Denon (Japan), 1987. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Paul Gonsalves tells it the way it is – but in a hiply swinging sort of way that showcases his rising star as a leader in the 60s! The groove here is freed up from some of the earlier cliches in Gonsalves' work with larger groups – leaving a lot more room for his great sense of tone ... (Jazz) read moreCD