Eivind Aarset —
Connected ... CD Jazzland/Universal (Norway), 2004. Used ...
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A moody soundscape of electronics and guitar – and a real step forward for Jazzland's Eivind Aarset! The album's got a complicated approach that's as plugged-in as its cover image and title might imply – a heady fusion of acoustic and electric sounds that almost comes across like a ... read moreCD
One of the earliest Muhal Richard Abrams sessions for the Black Saint label – and a set that's filled with unusual musical moments! The tracks here are somewhat freer than some of Abrams' work to come – almost in the looser creative improvised mode of the first generation AACM – ... read moreCD
A large group session from pianist Muhal Richard Abrams, but one that often has enough of a quietly individual feel to warrant its "view from within" title! The players are very well balanced here – often given a bit of direction, but usually playing free – although still ... read moreCD
An essential reissue of an essential roots album! A mid 70s landmark of harmony roots, the Abyssinians' Satta Massagana, aka Forward To Zion, is hard to beat for hardcore, spiritual roots delivered over hypnotically pulsing rhythms, and Heartbeat ups the ante by digging deep for some excellent and ... read moreCD
A dream come true for fans of the best mid 90s hip hop – a massive reissue of Aceyalone's lost classic All Balls Don't Bounce – completed by an hour long bonus disc of remixes and unreleased material! Freestyle Fellow Aceyalone's first solo album is filled with the kind of solid, ... read moreCD
Aceyalone's collaboration with Mumbles, much less upbeat than his later work and even the Freestyle Fellowship albums, with space in the beats, providing a darker, jazzier atmosphere. It's a nice departure from the stuff he was doing previously and even afterwards – the Mumbles production ... read moreCD
A tremendous moment for the great George Adams as a leader – a record that won the reedman widespread attention after some key work in the bigger groups of Gil Evans and Charles Mingus! Adams is a searing, soulful player right from the start – stepping out strongly on tenor at the ... read moreCD
One of the most beautiful albums ever cut by the team of reedman George Adams and pianist Don Pullen – a spare set of duets that really lets both players open up in their most soulful styles! The set begins with a pretty freewheeling vibe – one that might almost make you doubt the ... read moreCD
George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet —
Life Line ... CD Timeless (Holland), 1981. Used ...
A strong outing from this key post-Mingus collaboration – and a record that really shows both Don Pullen and George Adams really coming into their own! Pullen's piano can have plenty of edges, as can Adams' tenor – but there's also some warmer, lyrical moments that really round things ... read moreCD
Amazing work from one of the greatest jazz musicians working today – vibist Jason Adasiewicz, a player with a sound that's unlike anyone else we can think of! It's been years since we've been this excited about anyone on the vibes – and Adasiewicz not only returns the instrument to the ... read moreCD
A great session from 1959 – one that features John Coltrane playing with the Adderley group, recorded in Chicago when they were stopping through the city with Miles Davis' combo at the time! In fact, since the rhythm section includes Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb – and ... read moreCD
Fantastic work from the Cannonball Adderley Quintet – one of their greatest performances from the seminal early 60s years! The band at this time includes Cannon on alto, Nat on cornet, Victor Feldman on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – and although Feldman's not as ... read moreCD
A hardbop classic from Cannonball Adderley – and one of his harder to find albums from the Riverside days! The set has Cannon playing without his usual group, in the context of an all-star batch of players that includes Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb – who he worked with ... read moreCD
Beautiful early work from Cannonball Adderley – and a record that's quite different than most of his better known sets from the time! The album's more spare and stripped-down than usual – with Cannon's alto in a quartet alongside Bill Evans on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Connie Kay ... read moreCD
A great lost slice of Cannonball Adderley from the 60s – material recorded live in Chicago in 1966, but never issued at the time! The performance on the set is a real corker – right up there with any of Cannonball's other live albums for Capitol at the time, and featuring a similar ... read moreCD
(BMG music club pressing, some light staining to traycard artwork – nothing major.)
One of Cannonball Adderley's first albums – recorded for Savoy way back in 1955, and done with a free and open style that's a nice contrast to his tighter sides for Mercury! The album's very relaxed – that hardbop blowing session mode that Savoy virtually pioneered – letting the ... read moreCD
An excellent batch of soulful bop tracks – recorded as Nat's first – and featuring a group that includes brother Cannonball, plus Horace Silver, Roy Haynes, and Paul Chambers. The set's got a lot more fire than some of Nat's recordings from a few years later, probably because of the ... read moreCD
A recent session, but a nice one from soul jazz legend Nat Adderley! The set features young lion Vincent Herring on alto, and in a way, the whole thing's got that tight revivalist soul jazz style that graced some of the best young lion sessions of the early 90s. The alto/cornet frontline nicely ... read moreCD
A wonderful tribute to the music of Baden Powell – way different than the simple solo acoustic set that you might normally get – and instead, a cool batch of larger arrangements that showcase a totally different side of Powell's tunes! The album's a great reminder that amidst some of ... read moreCD
Ultra rare promotional release housed in a 16" x 7" metal harmonic shaped box, includes a Hohner 'Steven Tyler Artist Series' Harmonica which was developed side by side with Aerosmith's legendary rockharmonica master. CD
One of great rock albums on the early 90s – bringing raw, complicated carnality to the angsty rock scene of the time, and a record that pretty much cemented the band's repututation! Disc 2 of the set features b-sides and demos. CD
A nicely trippy effort from Berlin prog maestros Agitation Free – a blend of spacey keys, intricate guitar work, and rewarding sounds that draw as much from hypnotic melodies as they do from spare dissonance! The band was experimenting with a mellotron this time out – tripping ... read moreCD
Grooves unlike anything else you've ever heard in your life – an assortment of mid 70s tunes from Mahmoud Ahmed, the second grooviest Ethiopian artist, next to Mulatu! Ahmed's sound is a lot more out there than Mulatu's – less funky and jazz-based, and more in the mode of snakey ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Booklet has a cutout hole.)
Oskar Aichinger —
Poema ... CD Durian (Austria), 1999. Used ...
Miriam Aida really knocks our socks off with this set – a classic-styled album of jazz vocals that's quite different than some of her previous Brazilian-tinged work! Aida really captures a cool sort of 50s/60s groove here – a hip-walking approach to female jazz vocals that packs a lot ... read moreCD
Air Pocket —
Fly On ... CD East Wind/Universal (Japan), 1975. Used ...
A warm and soulful set of fusion tracks – issued only in Japan, but recorded by a hip group from the US! Air Pocket features the Fowler Brothers – Walt, Bruce, Ed, and Steve – on trumpet, trombone, bass, and alto, respectively – plus drummer Chester Thompson, guitarist Mike ... read moreCD
Aka Balkan Moon/Alefba —
Double Live ... CD Out Here (Germany), 2015. Used 2 CDs ...
Seminal dee jay work from Dennis Alcapone, bragging, toasting and boasting over a choice batch of Brentford Road rhythms rendered by Coxsone Dodd and his Studio One crew! These early cuts helped put dee jaying on the map alongside the work of other earlier microphone fiends, with Alcapone's rough ... read moreCD