Hampton Hawes isn't exactly the first pianist we think of when it comes to bluesy lines in his music – but there's definitely a blue-tinged undercurrent to most of the work in this set – a well-chosen batch of tracks from Hamp's early years as a leader on Contemporary Records! The ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)
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
Wonderful late work by Coleman Hawkins – a player who was very much "at ease" with himself at the time, and opened up tremendously on albums like this. The format is beautiful – simple small group backings by Tommy Flanagan, Wendell Marshall, and Osie Johnson – with ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great collection of the obscure recordings that Hawk did for the Jazztone label in the mid 50s – sides that were not well packaged at the time, and often get confused with other work recorded for different labels. The tracks capture Hawkins at a wonderful period in his career – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Gritty grooves from Coleman Hawkins – a set that has the aging tenorist still working in swing-based formation, but with a much blusier tone than on his Verve albums of the decade! The group's a small one – with Hawkins on tenor and Charlie Shavers on trumpet – plus some ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Great late work from Hawk – recorded near the end of his life, with a soulful quartet that included Barry Harris on piano and Bob Cranshaw on bass. The tracks are all fairly standard – like "Sugar", "The Man I Love", "Time On My Hands", and "The One I ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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
(Verve master edition in a tri-fold digipack.)
Coleman Hawkins & Chu Berry —
Tenor Giants ... CD Commodore, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ...
Coleman Hawkins & Lester Young —
Classic Tenors ... CD Contact/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1943. New Copy ...
Seminal tenor sounds from two giants of the instrument – served up here from a set of early 40s material that originally appeared on 78rpm discs! Coleman Hawkins dominates the set – sounding wonderful in small group material that shows just how much his style had evolved from the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Coleman Hawkins/Ben Webster/Julian Dash —
Sax Vol 1 ... CD EPM/Doctor Jazz (France), 1940s. Used ...
Totally wonderful sounds from UK soundtrack giant John Hawksworth – penned for a film on the heated World Cup of 1966, but served up in John's usual blend of jazzy styles, mod elements, and beautifully tuneful grooves! The CD presents the music with lots of snippets of dialogue from the film ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
An incredible tribute to the genius of Memphis Soul legend Issac Hayes – one that's overflowing with unreleased material, and presented in a totally cool package! The set's shaped like a 7" single box – and is book-like, with very detailed notes by Stax historian Robert Gordon, ... (Soul) read moreCD
Great work by Isaac Hayes – featuring a wealth of classic tunes from his years at Stax, packaged with some bonus video material from the 70s! The music alone is more than worth the price of the set – as the collection includes big hits, choice album tracks, and even 3 never-issued ... (Soul) read moreCD
Louis Hayes —
Blue Lou ... CD Steeplechase (Denmark), 1993. Used ...
A timelessly soulful session by drummer Louis Hayes – one with a feel that sums up much of the 70s underground soul jazz scene, but which also has roots that stretch back to Hayes' time with Horace Silver in the 60s! The ensemble's a sextet, playing with Silver-esque overtones – and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Strong work from Roy Haynes – working here at the beginning of his big 90s comeback, in a tight young group with the great Craig Handy on tenor! As in most of Haynes' recent work, the tenor is allowed to dominate the session – driving hard with Haynes' increasingly aggressive work on ... (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
(Out of print.)
Roy Haynes —
Senyah ... CD Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
A real standout in the career of drummer Roy Haynes – and a sweet set of spiritual jazz from the 70s, unlike most other albums that Haynes ever cut! The lineup here is totally great – with George Adams on tenor, Marvin Peterson on trumpet, and Roland Prince on guitar – and the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Roy Haynes —
Te Vou ... CD Dreyfus (Canada), 1994. Used ...
Features Donald Harrison on alto, Dave Kikoski on piano, Pat Metheney on guitar, and Christian McBride on bass! (Jazz) CD
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
A key comeback album for legendary drummer Roy Haynes – a session that brought him back firmly into the limelight of jazz, and established a level of quality that would follow on many great records for years to come! Part of the strength of the set is due to a young Craig Handy – who ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
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
Lee Hazlewood turns 40 – and we all get to celebrate! The album's another fantastic lost chapter of Lee's career – recorded in London, with production by Shel Talmy, and a spacious overall sound that's really tremendous! The sunburned western sound is still at the core of the session, ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
If you ever needed a record to convince you of the genius of Lee Hazlewood, this one may be it – as the set's got some of Lee's most incredible songwriting, and some of his coolest presentation ever – even though the album was originally issued only overseas! The vibe here is wonderful ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
The second album by this legendary 70s funk combo – best known as Herbie Hancock's backing band, but sounding great here on their own. The album's much more of a solid soul effort than the first one – which was great, but felt more like Herbie Had stepped out of the studio for a minute ... (Soul) read moreCD
A landmark bit of jazz funk – from one of the greatest backup groups of the 70s! Herbie Hancock first brought The Headhunters to light – working with the San Francisco-based combo that included Bennie Maupin, Mike Clark, Paul Jackson, and Bill Summers – using their sound to give ... (Soul) read moreCD
Heads Of State (Bartz/Willis/Williams/Foster) —
Four In One ... CD Smoke Sessions, 2017. New Copy ...
Here's a group we'd gladly vote for heads of state – a sharp quartet that features some wonderful alto work from the great Gary Bartz – who gets plenty of space to open us as a soloist in a more traditional setting – following that great path he's taken on the second half of his ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Hear In Now (Mazz Swift/Tomeka Reid/Silvia Bolones —
Not Living In Fear ... CD International Anthem, 2017. New Copy ...
A sublime combination of strings from this unique Chicago trio – an group that features Tomeka Reid on cello, Mazz Swift on violin, and Silvia Bolognesi on bass – all coming together in modes that differ nicely from previous string trios in avant jazz! The players aren't afraid to draw ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Three horns, no piano, and plenty of imagination – a triple-length set that really opens up new possibilities for improvisation, by a quintet that features Mats Aleklint on trombone, Martin Kuchen on alto, sopranino, and flute – and Kjetil Moster on tenor and clarinet – alongside ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The title's a bit obtuse, but the music is warm and soulful throughout – a really tremendous session that carries on the strong legacy of solo work that Jimmy Heath was doing in the 70s! The feel here is a lot like some of Heath's dates for the Muse or Xanadu labels – and Jimmy's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A fantastic session by Jimmy Heath – cut right at the time of his best 70s soul jazz work! This obscure set was recorded in New York in 1974, but not issued in this form until the mid 90s – and it features Heath with a stellar group that includes Curtis Fuller, Stanley Cowell, Mtume, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
They definitely got the title right on this one – because the group never seems to move in any sort of direct line – instead always tripping around nicely with all these hip little twists and turns! Karl Hector & The Malcouns are the same loose collective of players you'll know ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
A session of loose tones and open sounds – served up over long, improvised tracks that have a nicely slow-building approach – so that the acoustic elements are often abstracted into the larger mix of music! The quartet features Mike Reed on drums, Eve Risser on piano, Fred Lonberg-Holm ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sublime sneering work from the great Richard Hell – a key album in the evolution of punk on the US scene! The record marks a huge shift after Hell left Television – harder, nastier sounds – almost on a par with the Dead Boys on Sire, but a bit more artistic too – especially ... (Rock) read moreCD
2 different sessions by Julius Hemphill – one from 1975, with Arthur Blythe, Hamiet Bluiett, and Abdul Wadud; the other from 1972, with Bluiett, Wadud, and Baikida Carroll. The 1972 session's a bit more interesting, and was recorded in St. Louis by Oliver Sain (of all people!). It's one ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A wonderfully understated set from Eddie Henderson – one of those great little albums that really opens up the more we give it a listen – and a great reminder that Eddie's got so many gems nestled in his catalog, especially in later years like this! There's a mix of modes going on here ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Joe Henderson —
Kicker ... CD Milestone/OJC, 1967. Used ...
A key link between Joe Henderson's earlier years at Blue Note and his later, freer work for Milestone – recorded in a style that's got plenty of Blue Note hardbop touches, yet also done with a sense of freedom that you'd never expect from that label! Joe's grooving in a straight, yet angular ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The great Michael Henderson is a hell of a talent in 70s soul – an artist that some folks know for his more way-out work on bass with Miles Davis, or his early vocals with Norman Connors – but also a singer, arranger, and key creative talent – one who followed the same path as ... (Soul) read moreCD
A hard-to-beat compilation of choice greatness by Michael Henderson – all culled from his Buddah Recordings material from the mid 70s to early 80s – and very solidly rooted in the uber-classic late 70s years, when he so deftly walked the line between mellow soul and easygoing jazz funk! ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the last great records ever cut by Jon Hendricks – one of our favorite singers of all time! The album's a bit of a "tour de force" – with Hendricks singing alongside a host of famous jazz musicians and vocalists, working in an all star setting that's sometimes too good ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
One of the great examples of why the revised presentation of the Jimi Hendrix legacy is such a great thing – as this legendary New Year's show from 1969 is finally restored to its full order, with a resulting 9 never-released songs thrown into the mix as well! There's a clarity to the music ... (Rock) read moreCD
Rebecca Hennessy's Fog Brass Band —
Two Calls ... CD Canada Council For The Arts (Canada), 2017. Used ...
One of the few records ever cut by this fantastic alto player from the mid 50s! Henry most famously worked with Monk, but his albums as a leader are great – and this one features Kenny Dorham, Kenny Drew, Wilbur Ware, and Art Taylor, all components of a totally solid Riverside lineup. The ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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
A fittingly massive collection of works by one of the most important electronic composers ever! The 12CD Polyphonies features material chosen and remastered Henry himself specifically for this box set in the months before he passed away, so he's pretty well in charge of his legacy here. It's made ... (Out Sound) read moreCD
A beautiful batch of spare electronics from this mad French genius! Titled "Variations Between A Door & A Sigh" – the piece is exactly that. One track will evoke strange creaking door sounds, the next will have a breathy, sigh-like quality – and then the whole thing ... (Out Sound) read moreCD
A great two-fer – a pair of albums from the very cool Judy Henske – back to back on a single CD! First up is the self-titled Elektra debut from Judy Henske – an enigmatic 60s figure with a style that lie somewhere between jazz, blues, and folk! Given the mix, Henske was a ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
A fantastic record from Gaby Hernandez – a singer we've loved for previous collaborations with Build An Ark and Life Force Trio – but who really knocks it out of the park with this double-length set! The presentation is a bit unusual – in that the entire album is presented with ... (New Grooves) read moreCD