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✨✧ Don Cherry/Dewey Redman/Ed Blackwell/Charlie HadenOld & New Dreams (Black Saint) ... LP
Black Saint (Italy), 1977. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The first album from this key group of Ornette Coleman alums – an all-star combo that features work from Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Dewey Redman on tenor, Charlie Haden on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums! The sound here is quite Ornette-inspired at times – with a definite late 70s harmelodic groove – but given the organic, acoustic nature of the lineup, the sound is almost more faithful to Coleman's vision than Ornette's records of the time. Haden and Blackwell are great together, as always – driving the tunes with a rhythmic force that Cherry and Redman can't help but carry through. Titles include "Handwoven", "Dewey's Tune", "Chairman Mao", "Next To The Quiet Stream", "Augmented", and "Old & New Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charlie HadenCloseness ... LP
Horizon/A&M, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $13.99
One of Charlie's best albums of the 70s – a beautifully stripped down set of duets with well-matched players that include Alice Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Paul Motian, and Keith Jarrett! The spare format is an extremely wonderful showcase for Haden's expressive bass work – and the intimacy of the tracks is different from some of the ECM recordings made during the same stretch – as the feel here is less a muted exploration of sound than it is a deeply personal interaction with some of the best talents of his generation. Tracks include "Ellen David", "For Turiya", "OC", and "For A Free Portugal". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has unglued seams.)

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Charlie HadenLiberation Music Orchestra (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Impulse (Germany), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99
One of the most beautiful albums that Charlie Haden ever recorded – and if he only ever appeared on one record in his life, we'd still love him tremendously for this one! The album has a feel that's very much in keeping with both the "liberation" and "orchestra" in the title – "liberation", in that the music is filled with inspiration from South American sources, and has a strongly political feel at times; and "orchestra" because the group here is somewhat large, and filled with a tremendous array of expressive players – including Gato Barbieri on tenor, Dewey Redman on alto and tenor, Don Cherry on cornet and flutes, Michael Mantler on trumpet, Roswell Rudd on trombone, Robert Northern on French horn, Paul Motian and Andrew Cyrille on percussion, Carla Bley on piano, and Perry Robinson on clarinet. Haden leads these disparate talents through a set of tremendously focused music – filled with as many ideas as it is with a sense of humanity and soul – all to brilliantly point the way forward for the new sound of Impulse Records in the years after Coltrane's death! Titles include the classic "Song For Che", plus Ornette's "War Orphans", Carla Bley's "The Interlude", and "Song Of The United Front", by Hans Eisler, and with words by Brecht! LP, Vinyl record album

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Charlie HadenMontreal Tapes – With Paul Motian & Gonzalo Rubalcaba ... CD
Verve, 1989. Used ... $6.99
(Out of print.)

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Charlie Haden & Chris AndersonNone But The Lonley Heart ... LP
Naim (UK), 1997. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Sublime duets – just Haden's bass and the piano of Anderson – on titles that include "The Night We Called It A Day", "CC Blues", "Alone Together", and "I Hear A Rhapsody". LP, Vinyl record album
(2004 reissue pressing.)

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Charlie Haden & Gonzalo RubalcabaTokyo Adagio ... CD
Impulse, 2005. New Copy ... $11.99 16.98
A beautiful duo outing from bassist Charlie Haden and Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba – recorded at the Blue Note in Toyko in 2005 – finally given a much deserved release on Impulse after languishing unheard for a decade! It's a great little set, Haden laying down a stoic rhythm and providing lots of room for his partner to provide sweet piano melodies. Includes Haden's own wonderful piece "Sandino" and Rubalcaba's own "Transparence", plus the lovely, though melancholy-touched "Solamente Una Vez (You Belong To My Heart)", "En La Orilla Del Mundo (The Edge Of The World)", a nice long take on "My Love And I" and Ornette Coleman's "When Will The Blues Leave". CD

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Charlie Haden & John TaylorNightfall ... LP
Naim (UK), 2004. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Just Haden on bass and Taylor on piano – in an intimate session! LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice 180 gram pressing!)

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Charlie Haden & Kenny BarronNight & The City ... CD
Verve, 1996. Used ... $4.99
(CRC music club pressing.)

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Charlie Haden Liberation Music OrchestraDream Keeper ... CD
DIW/Blue Note, 1990. Used ... $9.99
A lost chapter in the all too short history of Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra – an album recorded shortly after the group's better-known album for ECM in the 80s! Like other Liberation Music outings, Carla Bley is a very strong presence on this set – penning original tunes for the album, handling arrangements, and sharing Charlie Haden's love of rhythms and inspirations from Latin and African sources – inspirations that are brought in subtly, and shaped to fit the overall spirit of the group. Players include Tom Harrell, Ken McIntyre, Joe Lovano, Dewey Redman, and Ray Anderson – and titles include "Dream Keeper", "Rabo De Nube", "Nkosi Sikelel'I Afrika", and "Sandino". CD
(Out of print.)

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Charlie Haden, Jan Garbarek, & Egberto GismontiMagico ... LP
ECM, 1980. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Moody atmospherics from the second wave of ECM – a spacious trio outing that features Charlie Haden on bass, Jan Garbarek on saxophones, and Egberto Gismonti on guitars and piano. With any other group of players, the setting might be a bit too spare and relaxed for our ears, but Gismonti really manages to work in some beautiful notes in the added room of the set – and Haden's basswork is exceptionally recorded, and tuned with that deepening sense of soul he brought to his later years so well. Garbarek's solos punctuate the quieter moments nicely – and titles include "Bailarina", "Magico", "Silence", "Spor", and "Palhaco". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Joe HendersonAn Evening With Joe Henderson, Charlie Haden, Al Foster ... CD
Red (Italy), 1987. New Copy ... $15.99
Spare, stretched-out work from tenorist Joe Henderson – one of his hippest recordings of the 80s, and a great live date recorded with just bass and drums for accompaniment! Henderson's horn is heard in great company with the bass of Charlie Haden and drums of Al Foster – both players who really know what to do with the extra time allotted them in the extended setting of the record – making the set a great showcase not just for Joe's raspy tone on tenor, but for their own beyond-rhythm talents as well! The whole thing's great – easygoing and open, but with a really dark edge – and titles include "Ask Me Now", "Serenity", "Beatrice", and "Invitation". CD

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Lee Konitz/Brad Mehldau/Charlie Haden/Paul MotianLive At Birdland ... CD
ECM, 2011. Used ... $9.99
Alto sax and all around jazz legend Lee Konitz playing with a great group of players – drummer Paul Motian, double bassist Charlie Haden and pianist Brad Helhdau – captured live at New York's fabled Birdland, in December of 2009! There's really no need to qualify assessments of Konitz's performance with a note about his age, he simply sounds terrific here on a set that's fairly easygoing in approach, but still quite dexterous! Includes fresh, unique takes on "Loverman", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Solar", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "You Stepped Out Of A Dream" and "Oleo". CD
(Includes original slipcase. Barcode has a sticker.)

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✨✧ Pat Metheny/Charlie Haden/Billy HigginsRejoicing ... LP
ECM, 1984. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A sweet trio session with Charlie Haden on bass and Bill Higgins on drums. Titles include "The Calling", "Tears Inside", "Lonely Woman", and "Rejoicing". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Masahiko Togashi with Don Cherry & Charlie HadenSession In Paris ... CD
King (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the greatest records ever from Japanese drummer Masahiko Togashi – a rare European session that features the talents of Don Cherry on trumpet and Charlie Haden on bass! The session's one of Cherry's most compelling performances from the time – a really loose and free date that could have easily been recorded a decade before – yet which also seems to have that new sense of warmth and spiritualism that Don brought to his best experiments in the 70s. And Togashi really brings this spiritual, soulful quality to the proceedings – using percussion in earthy and subtle ways that really let Haden's basslines come forward too! Titles include "Rain", "Song Of Soil", "June", "Oasis", and "Words Of Wind (parts 1 & 2)". CD

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Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden/Jack DeJohnetteLive – Montreal 1989 ... CD
Hi Hat, New Copy ... About February 20, 2016

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✨✧ Jan Garbarek, Egberto Gismonti, & Charlie HadenMagico – Carta De Amor ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1981. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Unreleased genius from the vaults of ECM – a double-length live set from the Magico trio of Jan Garbarek on reeds, Egberto Gismonti on guitar and piano, and Charlie Haden on bass! The trio have a wonderfully balanced sound – completely evocative and filled with soul – spacious, yet never sleepy – as the voice of each individual player is given plenty of room for expression, but also comes together in this rich new sound that's a great illustration of ECM at its finest. Garbarek's tenor and soprano sax seem to have a deeper sense of soul than usual in this setting, Gismonti's guitar lines are especially warm and personal, and the bass of Haden always shines in a format like this. Titles include "Folk Song", "Spor", "Carta De Amor", "Two Folk Songs", "Palhaco", "Branquinho", and "La Pasionaria". CD

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✨✧ Charlie HadenQuartet West ... LP
Verve, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Charlie Haden/Hampton HawesAs Long As There's Music ... LP
Artists House, 1978. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Spare duets between Haden and Hawes – just bass and piano, with nothing else to hold them up! The tracks are long and wonderfully introspective – a good example of how much Hawes' sound had grown in the 70s, and really offering some nice moody work from Haden on bass. Titles include "As Long As There's Music", "This Is Called Love", "Hello Goodbye", and "Rain Forest". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)

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✨✧ Keith Jarrett with Charlie Haden & Jan GarbarekArbour Zena ... LP
ECM, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful large-concept album from Keith Jarrett – one that features his piano, the bass of Charlie Haden, and the tenor and soprano sax of Jan Garbarek as the main solo instruments over larger string orchestrations! There's a sense of excitement to the record right from the start – well, not excitement that you'd get in other jazz-based styles – but kind of a sense of hope, drama, and unfolding that really shades the record nicely – and gives it a different flavor from some of Jarrett's other larger form projects of the time – possibly creating the first really unified, extended musical vision he brought to a record like this in the 70s. Beautiful sounds throughout – with titles that include "Runes", "Solara March", and "Mirrors". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mark from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Lee Konitz & Charlie HadenSweet & Lovely ... CD
King (Japan), 1996. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We love the music of Lee Konitz to death, but we've always had a special spot in our hearts for the kind of records that feature the altoist in a really stripped-down setting – so that we can really enjoy his crisp tone, and strong sense of imagination! This album's definitely one of those gems – as it features just Lee on alto and Charlie Haden on bass – recorded beautifully in a live setting, with impeccable sound that really captures the special spirit of each player as they work together as a duo, then break out in these wonderfully soulful solos. Lee's tone is amazing – definitely at the top of his work from the time – and Haden is great, too – free from some of the more gimmicky modes of some of his later projects, and very fresh in the setting. Titles include "Just Friends", "Star Eyes", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "I'll Remember April", and "Yesterdays". CD
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Gato BarbieriThird World ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
One of the hippest albums Gato Barbieri ever cut – and a key link between his late 60s avant work with Don Cherry, and his Latin-tinged albums of the 70s! The album features Barbieri working with a New York group of avant players – including Beaver Harris on drums, Roswell Rudd on trombone, and Charlie Haden on bass – but the sound is a bit more focused and forward-moving than you might expect, thanks to a strong sense of rhythm on the date. Lonnie Liston Smith plays piano and Richard Landrum handles conga and percussion to give the set a slightly Latin flavor – and the overall sound is not that dissimilar from some of Pharoah Sanders' albums at the same time on Impulse. Barbieri's tone is fantastic – and the spiralling piano work by Smith really gives the album a lofty spiritual tone – on titles that include "Zelao", "Cancion Del Llamero", "Haleo & The Wild Rose", and "Antonio Das Mortes". LP, Vinyl record album

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Henry ButlerFivin Around ... LP
Impulse, 1986. Near Mint- ... $11.99
An overlooked gem from the revival years of Impulse Records – a set recorded in the mid 80s, but one that easily matches the soul and spirituality of the label's best work from the late 60s and early 70s! Pianist Henry Butler steps out here with a strong musical vision – one colored by his own bold McCoy Tyner-esque lines on the piano – and embellished by great solo work from Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and Azar Lawrence on tenor. Rhythm is by Charlie Haden on bass and Billy Higgins on drums – who definitely match Butler's pulsating, modal-influenced groove here – and additional instrumentation includes bits of flute and oboe, plus a string quartet on 2 numbers – coming off with Alice Coltrane-like brilliance! Great proof that righteous jazz was still being made in the 80s – with titles that include "Fivin Around", "LA Samba", "Improvisation On An Afghan Theme", "Giant Steps", and "Butler's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Don CherryArt Deco ... CD
A&M, 1989. Used ... $9.99
A late, straight side from Cherry, and a nice one at that! Cherry's joined by West Coast jazz men from his past James Clay, Charlie Haden And Billy Higgins, for a nice set with standards intermingled with the group's own tunes and a couple of Ornette numbers, too. The readings are crisp yet expansive, with these elder statesman delivering performances that betray the confidence they've built up over many years of playing. 10 tracks in all: "Art Deco", 'When Will The Blues Leave", "Body & Soul", "Bemsha Swing", "Maffy", "Folk Medley", "The Blessing", "Passing", "I've Grown Accustomed To Your Face" and "Compute". CD
(Out of print.)

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Don CherryRelativity Suite ... LP
JCOA/Klimt (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
One of Don Cherry's most spiritual, far-reaching projects – a wonderful record that builds both on his key avant work of the 60s, and some of the globally-inspired sounds he was cutting overseas! This date was done in close collaboration with the New York underground of the time – and the large group features work from a rich array of great musicians – including Charles Brackeen on soprano and alto sax, Carlos Ward on alto, Frank Lowe and Dewey Redman on tenors, Charlie Haden on bass, Carla Bley on piano, and Ed Blackwell on drums – working with additional string and percussion players in a sound that's completely sublime! There's a great ear here for unusual sonic twists and turns, yet these are mixed with some deeper organic tones, and some freer jazz passages – all to really ignite a great fire as the set rolls on. Titles include "March Of The Hobbits", "Tantra", "Desireless", "Infinite Gentleness", and "Trans-Love Airways". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ornette ColemanArt Of The Improvisers ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s/1970. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
Great lost work from Ornette Coleman – material recorded in New York and LA during the years 1959 through 1961 – never issued at the time, but pulled together in this wonderful package at the start of the 70s! Although not recorded as an official album, the record stands easily with the best Ornette had to offer at Atlantic Records – and all tracks here have that sense of sharpness, rhythm, and timing that made the Coleman combo one of the most exciting of the time. Players include Ornette on alto throughout, plus Don Cherry on trumpet and pocket trumpet, Ed Blackwell and Billy Higgins on drums, and Charlie Haden (mostly), Scott LaFaro, and Jimmy Garrison on bass. All tracks are originals by Ornette – and titles include "Moon Inhabitants", "The Fifth of Beethoven", "Circle with a Hole In the Middle", and "The Alchemy of Scott La Faro", featuring the great late bassist, Scott La Faro! LP, Vinyl record album

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Ornette ColemanScience Fiction (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia/ORG, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
One of Ornette Coleman's best recordings from the 70s – and like his other album for Columbia, quite a change from the freewheeling sounds he was blowing over at Blue Note! The style here is a bit more high concept, but in a good way – with all the edges that Coleman had developed from the late 50s onward, brought into tighter focus for the Columbia setting – given a bit more complexity, although still with plenty of room for freedom – and played both with a smaller combo, and a slightly larger group. The mix of players is as striking as the sounds on the record – and includes Coleman on alto, trumpet, and violin – plus Dewey Redman on tenor, Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Bobby Bradford on trumpet, Jim Hall on guitar, Cedar Walton on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins and Ed Blackwell on drums. Asha Pulthi sings a bit on the larger ensemble tracks – making a rare appearance here before her 70s soul career in Germany – and titles include "What Reason Could I Give", "Street Woman", "The Jungle Is A Skycraper", and "All My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 2000!)

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Keith JarrettBirth ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good ... $8.99
A generous 1971 effort from Keith Jarrett – backed up by his incredible, multi-instrumentalist co-horts Dewey Redman (tenor sax, clarinet, bells, percussion and more), Charlie Haden (bass, congas, clappers, steel drum) and Paul Motion (drums and percussion). The pieces cover a pretty far range of styles – from the meandering and mellow Jarrett piano that begins "Birth", to the wonderful, heaving funky bass work on "Mortgage On My Soul (Wah Wah)" – which also includes some squalling soprano sax by Jarrett, who gives the piano a rest for this wild tune! Later on the album, he picks up a banjo, too! Other tracks include "Spirit", "Forget Your Memories (And They'll Remind You)", "Markings" and "Remorse". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some discoloration from aging.)

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Keith JarrettDeath & The Flower/Backhand ... CD
Impulse (Germany), 1974/1975. New Copy ... $11.99
A pair of Impulse albums from Keith Jarrett – back to back on a single CD! First up is Death & The Flower – really wonderful early work from Keith Jarrett – a spiritually-driven session that's free from the cliches of his later work! The album's a spectacular group effort – one that has Jarrett playing piano, percussion, and sax – in an ensemble that also includes Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian, and Guilherme Franco. There's a lightly percussive sound underneath most of the tracks – spare, organic, almost earthy – as the tunes open up and flower over a long passage of time – gently stretching out in that beautiful post-Coltrane Impulse spiritual approach to jazz of the early to mid 70s. Great stuff throughout, and with 3 long tracks that include "Great Bird", "Prayer", and "Death & The Flower". Backhand is prime Keith Jarrett on Impulse Records – and a still-wonderful session that features work by Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, and Paul Motian! The sound here is a bit more focused than on some of Jarrett's earlier Impulse sides – but still has that rich and organic sound overall – blending instruments from all players with a sound that's spontaneous and flowing. Jarrett himself plays a bit of percussion and wood flute – and Redman also plays maracas and musette! Tracks are long, and include "Kuum", "Inflight", "Vapallia", and "Backhand". CD

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Keith JarrettFort Yawuh/Treasure Island ... CD
Impulse (Germany), 1973/1974. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99
Two key 70s albums from Keith Jarrett – back to back in a single package! First up is Fort Yawuh – great Impulse work from Keith Jarrett – recorded at a time when he had a lot sharper edge than later years, and was really matching the spirit of some of the post-Coltrane generation players on the label! The date's a live one, and features some relatively extended tracks – tunes that aren't exactly free, but which roll along with a very open sensibility – almost growing organically in sound from contributions by all players! Jarrett's on piano, of course – and other members of the group include Dewey Redman on tenor and Chinese Musett, Charlie Haden on bass, Paul Motian on drums, and Danny Johnson on percussion – all working wonderfully together. Titles include "De Drums", "Fort Yawuh", "(If The) Misfits (Wear It)", and "Still Life Still Life". Treasure Island is ultra-hip work from pianist Keith Jarrett – a session that's filled with joy and life, and which has a lot more energy than some of his albums for ECM! The work here is kind of a refinement of the freer styles that Jarrett had laid down on previous albums – performed with a strongly rhythmic undercurrent, but one that also opens up to some strong top-end melodies as well – played not only by Jarrett on piano, but also by Dewey Redman on tenor, in a group with Sam Brown on guitar, Paul Motian on drums, and Guilherme Franco and Danny Johnson on percussion. Titles include "The Rich & The Poor", "Blue Streak", "Le Mistral", "Angles Without Edges", "Treasure Island", and "Sister Fortune". CD

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M-Base Collective & OthersIntroducing M-Base – Brooklyn In The 1980s ... CD
JMT/Winter & Winter (Germany), Late 80s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A great overview of the M-Base movement on the New York scene of the late 80s – a group of musicians who worked together to unlock many boundaries in jazz – and really set the music free in a variety of different styles! The sounds here range from more familiar jazz to vocal work, experimental fusion, and some of the more dynamic hybrids that had been brewing on the New York scene a few years before – and although some of these artists worked together as the M-Base Collective, this set focuses on selections from different solo artist albums that were recorded for the JMT label back in the late 80s, many of which are now out of print. Titles include "Lies" and "If You Only Knew How" by Cassandra Wilson, "Chelsea Bridge" by Gary Thomas, "Drifter" by Jean Paul Bourelly, "Irate Blues" by Steve Coleman, "The Night Before" by Robin Eubanks, "Micro Move" by Strata Institute, "Mindgames" by Greg Osby, and "For John Malachi" by a trio with Geri Allen, Paul Motian, and Charlie Haden. CD

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Pat Metheny80/81 ... LP
ECM, 1980. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
One of the most striking Pat Metheny albums of the period – as the set features the guitarist working with an all-star group that actually features 2 horn players! The group's a quintet, with Dewey Redman and Michael Brecker on tenor sax – blowing in open and spacious modes that complement the sound of Metheny's guitar nicely and really give the set a different feel. The rest of the group features Charlie Haden on bass and Jack De Johnette on drums – and the double space of the set is well used on a set of tracks that includes "Two Folk Songs", "The Bat", "Turnaround", "Open", "Pretty Scattered", and "Goin Ahead". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing.)

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✨✧ Art PepperArtworks ... LP
Galaxy, 1979. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A nice set of mellow tracks from Art's late 70's comeback period, featuring George Cables on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. This is some of Art's best work of the time, and it's mostly free of the "fire" that marred some of his other sessions from the time. Art keeps it straight and true, with finely honed alto playing in his best tradition. Tracks include "Donna Lee", "You Go To My Head", "Body & Soul", and "Desafinado". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dewey RedmanTarik ... LP
BYG/Actuel (France), 1969. Near Mint- ... $39.99
One of Dewey Redman's best sessions! The tenor experimentalist is set in a stripped-down group with Malachi Favors and Ed Blackwell – and while Favors doesn't exactly match the pulsing quality of Charlie Haden on some of Redman's albums with Ornette Coleman's group from the time, the trio does swing along in a way that owes a lot to Ornette – angular, rhythmic, with all players falling together in a vaguely harmelodic way. The tracks are of medium length, and fairly tight – and titles include "Lop-O-Lop", "Tarik", "For Io", and "Paris? Oui!". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in nice shape!)

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Archie SheppMama Too Tight ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Growing brilliance from the young Archie Shepp – a record that's not just about Archie's own amazing work on the tenor, but also his keen modern vision as a leader! The combo here is an ensemble that features some of the hippest modernists of the 60s – Roswell Rudd and Grachan Moncur on trombone, Perry Robinson on clarinet, Howard Johnson on tuba, Charlie Haden on bass, and Tommy Turrentine on trumpet – making a rare non-bop appearance here, and further enforcing our already-high estimation of his talents! The style's somewhat in the "new thing" mode of the period, but it's also a bit more tightly arranged too – almost hitting Mingus-like modes for the bigger ensemble – balancing the force of the group together with very free, bold solo impulses from the players. Side one features the extended "Portrait Of Robert Thompson (As A Young Man)" – and side two features "Mama Too Tight", "Theme For Ernie", and "Basheer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has light wear and a small cutout hole.)

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Masayuki TakayanagiLonely Woman (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $28.99
A pretty darn beautiful album of solo guitar tracks – recorded in 1982 by Japanese musician Masayuki Takayanagi, and featuring only electric guitar, played with a spare raspy edge – recorded in a rough style that's quite unusual for a Japanese jazz session of the time! However, it's this style of recording that really brings out the best of the album – as the complicated stylings of Takayanagi ring out with a much more honest sound than you'd expect on an album of this nature – reminding us more of earlier work by Lee Konitz collaborator Billy Bauer than most of the late 70s guitar heroes from Japan! The sound is beautiful throughout – and titles include a version of Charlie Haden's "Song For Che", a reading of Lennie Tristano's "Lennie's Pennies", and a great version of Ornette's "Lonely Woman". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Denny ZeitlinCarnival (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
A hell of a record from the young Denny Zeitlin – a pianist whose delighted our ears for decades, and who's already very much at the top of his game on this early album for Columbia! Zeitlin's tremendous right from the very first note – modern, but never archly so – lyrical, but never in a flowery way – and able to work all the best advances of the Bill Evans generation alongside a more swingingly style at some points, and more sensitive approach at others! All those marvelous blocks of sound on the piano are already at Denny's command – and he works with perfect accompaniment from Charlie Haden on bass and Jerry Granelli on drums. Most tunes are originals by Zeitlin – and titles include "After The War", "Skippying", "Carole's Garden", "Carnival", and "Minority". CD features the bonus track "I Got Rhythm". CD

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Denny ZeitlinZeitgeist ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
Pianist Denny Zeitlin is sporting a beard on the cover of this fourth album for Columbia Records – and his music here definitely reflects a bit of a change from his earlier cleaner-cut image! Denny steps a bit outside at times – never to much so to make the album a session of avant jazz, but definitely showing the listener at the start that he's able to stretch out in the same way as some of the more adventurous pianists of his generation – yet really sound best as a master of lyrical understatement, as on his previous few records! Zeitlin's command of chords is wonderful – these blocks of color and subtle sound in his hands – inspired by Bill Evans, but taken in a whole new direction – and set up here in two different trios, with either Charlie Haden or Joe Halpin on bass, and Oliver Johnson or Jerry Granelli on drums. The real star of the show is always Denny, though – holding us rapt on titles that include "The Hyde Street Run", "Dormammu", "Maiden Voyage", "Offshore Breeze", "Mirage", and "Night & Day". CD

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Ornette ColemanTo Whom Who Keeps A Record ... LP
Atlantic/Superior Viaduct, 1959/1960. New Copy (reissue)... On February 26, 2016
Essential Ornette Coleman – and some great rare material pulled from his early days at Atlantic Records! The sides were recorded in 1959 and 1960 – but never issued until this format, a rare mid 70s album that was only issued in Japan! Despite that obscurity, though, the material is tremendous – on a par with Coleman's more familiar Atlantic albums – and every bit as essential as the revived lost sides on the albums Twins and Art Of The Improvisers! Ornette's working here with his classic quartet that included Don Cherry on trumpet, Charlie Haden on bass, and either Ed Blackwell or Billy Higgins on drums – and the album features 7 tracks, titled as a statement – "Music Always", "Brings Goodness", "To Us", "All", "PS Unless One Has", "Some Other", "Motive for Its Use". Brilliant – and very true in this case! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanBroken Shadows ... LP
Columbia, Early 70s/1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
8 rare unissued tracks from Coleman's brief stint at Columbia, and stuff that was recorded during the same period as his Skies of America and Science Fiction LPs. The groups on the record are strong, and the playing is mostly in a pre-Harmelodic vein. Players include Dewey Redman, Don Cherry, Bobby Bradford, and Charlie Haden – and tracks include "Rubber Gloves", "Broken Shadows", "Happy House", and "School Work". Is this stuff on CD, or is this the only way you can find these tracks? LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 80s pressing.)

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanChange Of The Century ... CD
Atlantic, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Essential stuff! This is one of Ornette Coleman's greatest albums – and it was recorded during a period when he just couldn't miss! The group features Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – working here with a lively dancing sound on the kit, one that works perfectly for Ornette's jaunty compositions. The chopped-up modal groove is in full effect here – making the record a treasure trove of angular, highly rhythmic numbers that are easily some of Coleman's best-remembered tunes! Titles include the classics "Ramblin" and "Una Muy Bonita" – performed in original early versions – plus "Free", "The Face Of The Bass", "Bird Food", and "Change Of The Century". CD
(Atlantic Masters pressing.)

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