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Steve LacyComplete Steve Lacy Solos, Duos, & Trios On Black Saint & Soul Note (Only Monk/More Monk/Sempre Amore/Communique/Flame/Window) ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1982/1985/1986/1987/1989/1994. Used 6CDs ... $24.99
Soprano sax great Steve Lacy's brilliant run of solo, duo and trio efforts for Italy's Soul Note label from the early 80s to mid 90s – 6 great albums in one killer CD box set in the Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note series! The set includes Lacy's The Flame set featuring pianist Bobby Few and drummer Dennis Charles from 1982, the excellent solo Monk tributes Only Monk and More Monk from '85 and '89, the duo efforts Sempre Amore and Communique with Mal Waldron (recorded in '86 and '94) and the 1988 trio set The Window featuring bassist Jean-Jacques Avenel and drummer Oliver Johnson. Each CD comes in cardboard replica of the original albums and each is remastered. CD
(All albums come cardboard sleeve replicas of the original album covers!)

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Charles MingusBlack Saint & The Sinner Lady ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1963. Used ... $5.99
Fantastic – and one of Mingus' greatest albums ever! This one ranks right up with The Clown and Pithecantropus Erectus for sheer raw power and emotion – and Mingus' writing here is incredibly tight, giving soloists like Charlie Mariano, Jaki Byard, Richard Williams, and Jerome Richardson a real workout. The set's an extended suite of tracks with sort of a semi-ballet form. Don't let this fool you into thinking that the work's some sort of semi-classical snoozer, though – as Mingus uses the structure to hit some brilliant raw emotion, and the "dance" part of the piece gives the work a tight rhythmic form, pushing the soloists into raw urgent grooves, of a nature that never show up on Mingus' other work from the time. Titles include "Trio & Group Dancers", "Solo Dancer", "Group & Solo Dance", and "Duet Solo Dancers". CD
(Early MCA pressing.)

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✨✧ Max RoachComplete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint/Soul Note Vol 2 (Pictures In A Frame/In The Light/Live At Vielharmonie/Scott Free/Easy Winners/Christmas Again) (6CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980s. Used 6 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Drummer Max Roach was really on fire during the 80s – a time when the Black Saint/Soul Note label gave his music more exposure than ever, and allowed Max to try out so many great concepts with a new sense of freedom! Roach first came up during the early years of bebop, exploded with righteous power in the 60s, and sometimes never got the presence he deserved in the 70s – when some of his best work was only recorded in Japan. These records really correct that lack of wider presentation of Max's music – and the titles here show an especially strong focus on expanding the spiritual ideas that Roach recorded with his bass-less Quartet in the decade before. The quartet appears strongly on the albums Pictures In A Frame, Scott Free, and In The Light – which feature Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet, Odean Pope on tenor, and Calvin Hill on piano. Most of these players show up on the other albums too – including Easy Winners and Live At Vielharmonie Munich – with his Double Quartet, which takes the Quartet and expands it with a string quartet. The set also features the beautiful It's Christmas Again – a nicely spiritual set with work from Bridgewater, Pope, Tony Scott, Lee Konitz, and Tyrone Brown. 6 albums in all – each in tiny LP-styled sleeves! CD

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✨✧ Mal WaldronComplete Mal Waldron Quintets On Black Saint & Soul Note (Git Go/Seagulls of Kristiansund/Crowd Scene/Where Are You) (4CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980s/Early 90s. Used 4 CDs ... $39.99
Tremendous work from Mal Waldron – four later albums that have him hitting a whole new level of power! Waldron's always been a compelling artist – from his 50s hardbop work to his 60s modern moments to his rich array of overseas recordings in the 70s. But on these 80s sides for Black Saint/Soul Note, he takes off in a rich new direction – one that's stepped in the sort of spiritual modes that other American players were using in the 70s, touched with some of Waldron's more creative, complex approaches to jazz! The lineup on these records is all great – with stellar reed work from either Sonny Fortune, Ricky Ford, or Charlie Rouse – and trumpet by the great Woody Shaw on two of the dates – plus bass by Reggie Workman, and drums from Eddie Moore and Ed Blackwell. Tracks are very long on most records – lots of hard-burning, stretched-out, all-soul solos that are mighty nice! Includes the full albums The Git Go, Seagulls Of Kristiansund, Crowd Scene, and Where Are You – packed in small LP-styled sleeves. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Archie SheppComplete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint/Soul Note (Sea Of Faces/Down Home New York/Little Red Moon/California Meeting) (4CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1975/1984/1985. Used 4CD ... Out Of Stock
A relatively small slice of the long and storied career of tenorist Archie Shepp – but a great one too, and a set of records that marks some of Shepp's more spiritual modes at the time! The package might well be worth it alone for the classic Sea Of Faces – a great little set from Archie Shepp – one of his strongest of the 70s, and a real return to the kind of spiritual jamming he was doing at the end of his time with Impulse Records! The album's well-known for it's great track "Song For Mozambique" – a spare and righteous number that features Bunny Fox singing in a sweet spiritual mode, while Charles Greenlee and Shepp recite chants over the jamming grooves of the band. Fox also sings on the mellow and soulful "I Know Bout The Life", and the Shepp group picks up a straight but hard mode on Cal Massey's great track "Lookin For Someone To Love". The extended jammer "Hipnosis" takes up all of side one – and it's a great little groover that builds nicely with a comping rhythm, yet which gives the band some nice room to solo in an exploratory fashion. Down Home New York is an overlooked killer from Archie Shepp – a set that almost recalls some of the spiritual moments of his later Impulse work, and which definitely has him moving past some of the straighter sounds of this period in his career! Things are never too outside or free, but there's a balance with straightness that's really great – so that when the rhythms are gentle, Archie might really take off in an edgey solo – or when the grooves have more force, he might hang inside with a soulful core energy, holding the whole group together. There's some great use of electric bass on the date – played by Saheb Sarbib – and other players include Charles McGhee on trumpet, Ken Warner on piano, and Marvin Smitty Smith on drums. Players vocalize a bit at times – in an older Shepp way – and titles include "Down Home New York", "May 16th", "Down Home New York", "Straight Street", and "The 4th World". Little Red Moon features some nicely spiritual currents too – with a group that includes Enrico Rava on trumpet – on titles that include "Naima", "Impromptu", "Whisper Not", and "Little Red Moon". California Meeting is a live set from the west coast – featuring some very long tracks with George Cables on piano, Herbie Lewis on bass, and Eddie Marshall on drums – plus bluesman Royal Blue on one track too. All four albums come in a box, in tiny recor-style sleeves! CD
 
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Muhal Richard AbramsFamilytalk ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1993. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Muhal Richard Abrams featuring Malachi FavorsSightsong (CDr pressing) ... CD
Black Saint/Kepach, 1976. Used ... $6.99
A fantastic record – and one of the warmest, most soulful sets we've ever heard from Muhal Richard Abrams! The album features Muhal's piano alongside the bass of Malachi Favors – a really unique duo outing that unlocks a whole new side of both players, especially Favors, who really seems to have a presence here that's different than usual – a bubbling, effervescent sense of soul that really buoys up the whole record, and helps Abrams hit these beautifully lyrical tones on the piano. We can't recommend this one highly enough, and the tracks include "W.W. (Dedicated to Wilbur Ware)", "JG", "Way Way Way Down Yonder", "Unity", and "Two Over One". CD
(On demand CDr pressing.)

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✨✧ Chico Freeman & Mal WaldronUp & Down ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1989. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ George LewisHomage To Charles Parker ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1979. Used ... $9.99
Heady stuff from trombonist George Lewis – hardly the bebop outing you might expect from the title, and instead a set of complicated work that's heavily in the AACM tradition! Side one features "Blues" – an investigation of older blues harmonics, but done in a very freeform, experimental way – with tenor trombone from Lewis, piano from Anthony Davis, bass clarinet from Doug Ewart, and moog from Richard Teitelbaum. "Homage To Charles Parker" is an equally open sort of track – very spare and textural at times, which provides a beautiful showcase for Lewis' trombone! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John LindbergQuartet Afterstorm ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1994. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ John Lindberg/Albert Mangelsdorff/Eric WatsonDodging Bullets ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1992. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jimmy Lyons & Andrew CyrilleBurnt Offering ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1982. Used ... $9.99
Titles include "Popp A", "Exotique", and "Burnt Offering". Lyons plays alto and Cyrille plays percussion. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dewey Redman QuartetLiving On The Edge ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1989. Used ... $9.99
The album's got a bit of an odd title – as we hardly think that Redman was living on the edge at the time – but it's also a great little set, no matter what the name! Dewey's playing in a soulful and inside mode on most tracks – working in a style that recalls some of Archie Shepp's work of the late 70s – in a group with Geri Allen on piano, Cameron Brown on bass, and Eddie Moore on drums. The set list features Redman originals – including "Boo Boodoop", "Mirror Windows", "Blues for J.A.M.", and "As One" – plus versions of "If I Should Lose You" and Coltrane's "Lazy Bird". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Living On The Edge ... LP 13.99

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✨✧ Karl Berger, Dave Holland, & Ed BlackwellTransit ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great trio – Berger on vibes, Holland on bass, and Blackwell on drums! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Anthony BraxtonEugene ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print original CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Anthony BraxtonSix Monk's Compositions ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real treat – as Braxton plays work by Monk, blowing alto in a clean, clear, angular mode that echoes with a bit of Lacy, and shows some slight traces of Konitz as well. The group's a quartet – with Mal Waldon on piano, Bill Osborne on drums, and Buell Neidlinger making a surprising appearance on bass. Titles include "Brilliant Corners", "Played Twice", "Skippy", and "Ask Me Now". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ LeadersUnforseen Blessings ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the strongest albums from the Leaders sextet – an ensemble that features 6 of America's best left-of-center players of the time – all of them leaders of their own groups, putting aside ego to come together beautifully here! The set features Lester Bowie on trumpet, Arthur Blythe on alto, Chico Freeman on tenor and soprano, Kirk Lightsey on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Don Moye on percussion – all jamming to a set of original tunes that vary between longer numbers and shorter bits that are interspersed between the tracks – a balance that further underscores the creativity of the players. Titles include "Lucia", "Now A Moment", "Heaven Dance", "Peacemaker", "The Search", "Lightish", and "Sun Percussion Six". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sun RaMayan Temples ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sun Ra's made the move here from Egyptian pyramids to Mayan temples – but the sound is every bit as cosmic and compelling as ever! The album's one of Ra's last – a studio set recorded in Italy in 1990, and one that draws strongly from the tightening of tradition the Arkestra experienced in the 80s – working at a time of some of their greatest acceptance by jazz audiences worldwide, and able to express themselves fully in a range of different modes! The sense of tone and timing here is beautiful – almost Ellington-like at points, but still with a decidedly Sun Ra-like quality – and players on the date include Michael Ray and Ahmed Abdullah on trumpets, John Gilmore on tenor, Noel Scott and Marshall Allen on alto sax, and Tyrone Hill on trombone – and June Tyson also sings just a bit on the set. Ra plays both piano and synth, and titles include "Alone Together", "Discipline 1", "Sunset On The River Nile", "El Is The Sound Of Joy", "I'll Never Be The Same", "Theme On The Stargazers", and "Opus In Springtime". A double-length set too – nearly 80 minutes of music! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Muhal Richard AbramsSong For All ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1997. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ New Air with Cassandra WilsonAir Show No 1 ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Henry Threadgill on alto and tenor, Fred Hopkins on bass, and Pheeroan Aklaff on percussion – plus vocals from Cassandra Wilson! CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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