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VariousDelmark Records 50 Years Of Jazz & Blues – Jazz ... CD CD format
Delmark, 1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
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New Muhal Richard AbramsLevels & Degrees Of Light ... CD CD format
Delmark, 1967. Used ... $6.99
Although recorded early in the career of Muhal Richard Abrams, this brilliant LP shows the pianist/composer turning away from the stock jazz and studio work of earlier years – to develop into one of the richest talents to rise from the Chicago avant underground of the 60s! At the time of the recording, Abrams was the president of the recently-founded AACM – and for the session, he's surrounded himself with some of the best young talents from Chicago, including Thurman Barker, Anthony Braxton, Leroy Jenkins, and Maurice McIntyre – all of whom help to create a complicated web of colors, shapes, and sounds, that prove that the youthful energy of the underground scene was more than capable of crafting sophisticated modernist documents. The album features three long works – "Levels & Degrees Of Light", "The Bird Song", and "My Thoughts Are My Future". CD

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Jason AdasiewiczSunrooms ... CD CD format
Delmark, 2010. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Quite possibly the freshest vibist we've heard in years – a player whose records are always exploding with amazing sounds on his instrument – and the kind of intensity we'd reserve for a rare few on the vibes – maybe Bobby Hutcherson, Walt Dickerson, or Steve Nelson! Jason Adasiewicz has a talent that's been building and building for the past few years – and here, he really knocks it out of the park – showing a melodic conception that's as bold as his rhythmic inspiration – and control enough to get free, yet swing inside beautifully at just the right moment! The balance is one that's really been bringing some great sounds to the Chicago scene in recent years – and Jason's trio here features very like-minded cats – Mike Reed on drums and Nate McBride on bass, both players who ensure that the record is far more compelling than most other vibes trio sets you'll hope to find. Titles include "Stake", "Life", "Rose Garden", "Overtones Of China", "Warm Valley", and "Off My Back Jack". CD

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Jason AjemianArt Of Dying ... CD CD format
Delmark, 2008. Used ... $6.99
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Jason AjemianFolklords ... LP LP format
Delmark, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
One of the trippiest albums we've heard from Delmark in recent years – a really creative session from bassist Jason Ajemian, and one that links the label's avant jazz work to some of the deeper sides of Chicago's indie scene! Ajemian is free to work without any sense of genre or convention – in a mode that still hits plenty of jazz, with key use of work by Monk, Mingus, and Sun Ra – but which really abstracts things and takes them to a whole new level – opening up cosmic territory that lives up to the album's stated request to "Please Feel Yourselves". Ajemian plays bass and some electronics, in a quartet that also features Owen Stewart Robertson on guitar and electronics, Kid Bliss on alto sax and vibrolux, and Jason Nazary on drums – the last of which are played in a very slow, spacious style. All tracks are long – and titles include "Ask Mr Blunt Now" – which features extrapolations of "Satellites Are Spinning" and "Ask Me Now" – and "Orange Is The Color Of The Sun Then Blue Sky" – which is built upon some key Charles Mingus tunes. Other titles are originals, and include "Material Girls" and "Freedom Is A Trail Of Tears". LP, Vinyl record album

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Howard Alden & Andy BrownHeavy Artillery ... CD CD format
Delmark, 2013. Used ... $8.99
Double jazz guitars from these two contemporary players – one recorded in the left channel, one in the right – for a very cool approach that really expands past the usual sound of a trio set! The album's got bass and drums in the group, too – but it's honestly the guitars that drive the whole thing along – moving deftly next to each other, with a quality that's beautifully resonant at times, and quite individual at others! When Alden and Brown are in the same groove, the feel is like expanded stereo with a very wide range – which makes a great surprise as they each turn their own directions and wow us even more. Titles include "Voce E Eu", "Chuckles", "Three & One", "Brigas Nuncas Mais", "Heavy Artillery", and "Louisiana". CD
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Linsey AlexanderCome Back Baby ... CD CD format
Delmark, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Sweet Chicago blues from Linsey Alexander – a relative newcomer to the Delmark label, but a musician who's been working the north side clubs for years – and has really honed his sound into a tight electric groove! The style here is tight, but never too slick – with some slight undercurrents of funk and that sharp style of playing that has graced the mainstream of Chicago blues for years – but which has still been kept pretty close to the roots overall. Alexander sings and handles guitar – and titles include "Call My Wife", "Come Back Baby", "I Got A Woman", "Little Bit Of Soap", "Booze & Blues", and "Funky Feeling". CD
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Linsey AlexanderCome Back Baby ... CD CD format
Delmark, 2014. Used ... $8.99
Sweet Chicago blues from Linsey Alexander – a relative newcomer to the Delmark label, but a musician who's been working the north side clubs for years – and has really honed his sound into a tight electric groove! The style here is tight, but never too slick – with some slight undercurrents of funk and that sharp style of playing that has graced the mainstream of Chicago blues for years – but which has still been kept pretty close to the roots overall. Alexander sings and handles guitar – and titles include "Call My Wife", "Come Back Baby", "I Got A Woman", "Little Bit Of Soap", "Booze & Blues", and "Funky Feeling". CD
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New Fred AndersonBack At The Velvet Lounge ... CD CD format
Delmark, 2002. Used ... $6.99
Fred Anderson in very comfortable territory – working at his own Velvet Lounge, in the company of some great younger Chicago players who represent the scene-crossing energy of Anderson's music in recent years! The group's a quintet – with Anderson on tenor, Maurice Brown on trumpet, Jeff Parker on guitar, Chad Taylor on drums, and either Harrison Bankhead or Tatsu Aoki on bass. The tunes are long, but also somewhat structured – not as freeish as some of Anderson's other work, and with a great sense of focus at the best moments. As always, that time-honed tenor sound of Fred's is the key appeal of the record – but the sensitive accompaniment of the other players really helps to give the tracks some good direction. Titles include "Olivia", "Job Market Blues", "Syene", "King Fish", and "Fougeux". CD
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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoLive 1972 (aka Live At Mandel Hall) ... CD CD format
Delmark, 1972. Used ... $9.99
One of the best post-Paris live dates by the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – recorded right on their southside home turf in Chicago, as something of a homecoming after their years abroad! The performance is really one continuous piece, divided up into chapters – and it starts off with an intensity that's bolder than much of the group's previous recordings – an almost-free sort of sound that's quite raw, and which must have been a great way to announce their presence back on the Chicago scene. As the piece moves on, it slows a bit in pace, and opens up more in mood – but always has an edge that's quite distinct – almost free of some of the wit that marked the Ensemble's work from a few years before. The core lineup features Lester Bowie on trumpet and flugelhorn, Roscoe Mitchell and Joseph Jarman on saxes, Malachi Favors on bass, and Don Moye on drums and percussion – but as always, all players get their hands on plenty of other instruments during the performance – an array of horns, gongs, bells, whistles, bike horns, and more – all used to great effect! Sections of the work are titled "Duffvipels", "Checkmate", "Dautalty", and "Mata Kimasu". CD
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Jim BakerMore Questions Than Answers ... CD CD format
Delmark, 2005. Used ... $5.99
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Josh BermanOld Idea ... CD CD format
Delmark, 2009. Used ... $3.99
Old Idea, maybe, but a fresh, engrossing and straight up excellent set of modern jazz with an ear for classic avant garde – coronet player Josh Berman's debut as a leader! We're not sure if Berman has shown admirable patience and restraint in waiting until he felt ready to get put out marquee record of his own as leader, or if he's just been so swept up in being such a dynamic part of so many other exceptional improvisational projects (Exploding Star Orchestra, Rolldown, etc), but it's a really strong record, and we hope he stays active in this capacity! It's a quartet setting, with Rolldown leader Jason Adasiewicz on vibes and bringing some excellent atmosphere to the record, Keefe Jackson on tenor sax, Anton Hatwich on bass and Nori Tanaka on drums. Kinetic, unpredictable, but very, connectively textured and grooving. Josh handles all of the compositions, and the titles include "On Account Of A Hat", "Next Year" (Parts A, B & C), "Let's Pretend", "Nori", "What Can?", "Db" and "Almost Late". CD
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Barney Bigard & Art Hodes'Bucket's Got A Hole In It ... LP LP format
Delmark, 1968. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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Frank CatalanoLive At The Green Mill – With Randy Brecker ... CD CD format
Delmark, 2001. Used ... $8.99
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New Chicago Luzern ExchangeSeveral Lights ... CD CD format
Delmark, 2005. Used ... $3.99
With Marc Unternahrer on tuba, Keefe Jackson on tenor, Josh Berman on cornet and Frank Rosaly on drums. CD
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Chicago Underground TrioFlamethrower ... CD CD format
Delmark, 2000. Used ... $7.99
Another wonderful album from this groundbreaking Chicago combo! The group's now a permanent quartet, with the extremely great addition of Jeff Parker on guitar and electronics – and the album continues to push the boundaries of Rob Mazurek's unique sound. The liner notes on the back refer to a NY Times article that described the group's sound as "painterly", and to us, that's a pretty fair estimation of their sound. The group work in wide washes of sound – structured around conventional jazz traditions, but touched with a more abstract approach derived from their connection to the Chicago rock and experimental scene. Titles include "Warm Marsh", "Elroy", "504", "The World Has Changed", "Woman In Motion", and "Antiquity". CD

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Chicago Underground TrioPossible Cube ... CD CD format
Delmark, 1999. Used ... $8.99
Groundbreaking work from the ever-changing melange of players associated with Chicago underground jazz musician Rob Mazurek. This "Chicago Underground" set features a trio lineup – with Mazurek on cornet, electronics, organ, and vibes; Chad Taylor on percussion and vibes; and Noel Kuppersmith on bass and vibes. Jeff Parker sits in on guitar and organ – and the record's got a free-flowing sound that's really wonderful, and which reminds us a lot of the best modal moments of the 70s, mixed with some of the more rhythmic sounds of the AACM. Titles include "Shaw Town", "Into Another You", "Passaros", "Pisces", "The Enormous Room", "Teletransporation Unit 3", "Energia", "La Jetee", and "Othello". CD

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Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons EnsembleCape Town Shuffle – Live At Hothouse ... CD CD format
Delmark, 2002. Used ... $8.99
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Kahil El'ZabarWhat It Is ... CD CD format
Delmark, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 15.99
One of the freshest albums in years from Chicago percussion legend Kahil El'Zabar – the recording debut of a great little combo he's been heading for the past few years – and a group who would have been right at home during the more progressive 60s years at Blue Note! The sound here is wonderfully soulful, but in ways that are different than some of Kahil's other records – thanks in part to the strong use of tenor from Kevin Nabors – a player who helps give the record a bold bite right upfront, with tones that hearken back to some of the late 60s' best soulful and spiritual moments – played with more forward focus than some of El'Zabar's other reedmen. The album's definitely got an AACM pedigree, but it's more straightforward, too – and we mean that in a good way – often pushed by modal elements that seem to also give Kahil a rich new sort of energy in his drumming too. Justin Dillard plays some great Hammond, Fender Rhodes, and piano – and the group's completed by Junius Paul on bass. Titles include "Song Of Myself", "What It Is", "Impressions", "The Nature Of", and "Kari". CD

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Sleepy John Estes with Hammie NixonLive In Japan 1974 ... CD CD format
Delmark, 1974. Used ... $3.99
Spare live material from the legendary Sleepy John Estes – a set that was recorded in Tokyo in the mid 70s, but wasn't issued in the US for many decades! Estes plays guitar and sings in a duo with harp player Hammie Nixon – who also sings a fair bit too, and creates this excellent back/forth energy with Sleepy John – a very conversational approach to blues that's also augmented by Nixon's very cool work on kazoo and jug! The core performance is the real highlight here – but the album also adds in an extra few tracks performed with a younger Japanese blues group who bring a bit of electricity to the mix. Titles include "Tin Pan Alley", "Divin Duck Blues", "When Your Mother Is Gone", "The Girl I Love She Got Long Curly Hair", "Stop That Thing", and "Rats In My Kitchen". CD

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Exploding Star OrchestraStars Have Shapes ... CD CD format
Delmark, 2010. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
The most amazing record to date from Rob Mazurek's Exploding Star Orchestra – just the kind of cosmic, spiritual session you'd expect from the group's name – perfectly placed in a Chicago lineage that includes Sun Ra's Arkestra and the best years of the AACM! The group's got all the collaborative spirit of the latter reference – a largeish ensemble made up of some of the city's most important avant musicians in recent years – including Nicole Mitchell on flute, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Jason Adasiewicz on vibes, Josh Abrams on acoustic bass, Matt Bauder on clarinet and tenor, Jason Stein on bass clarinet, and Mike Reed and John Herndon on drums – all players who know each others strengths through countless gigs together – coming together under the visionary leadership of Rob Mazurek on cornet. There's some slight electro-acoustic elements, which further complicate the sound of the record – but all without ever taking it off base – and the whole thing's got a righteous sort of energy that makes us mighty proud that sounds this great came from our hometown. Titles include "ChromoRocker", "Impression #1", "Ascenscion Ghost Impression #2", and "Three Blocks Of Light". CD
 
 
 



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