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VariousDelmark 40th Anniversary ... CD
Delmark, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $3.99
Tracks by Jimmy Forrest, Malachi Thompson, Eric Alexander, Joseph Jarman, Jim Cooper, John Young, Ira Sullivan, Roscoe Mitchell, Jodie Christian, Art Hodes, Lin Halliday, Mike Smith, and Zane Massey. CD
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✨✧ Jimmy ForrestNight Train (Delmark) ... LP
Delmark, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Great material with Forrest on tenor, Bart Dabney on trombone, Chauncey Locke on trumpet, and either Bunky Parker or Charles Fox on piano. Titles include "Night Train", "Mister Goodbeat", "Bolo Blues", "Hey Mrs Jones", and "Coach 13". LP, Vinyl record album
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Muhal Richard AbramsLevels & Degrees Of Light ... CD
Delmark, 1967. New Copy ... $8.99 12.99
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
Delmark, 2010. Used ... $5.99
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
Delmark, 2008. Used ... $4.99
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Jason AjemianFolklords ... LP
Delmark, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 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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Josh BermanDance & A Hop ... CD
Delmark, 2015. Used ... $7.99
Tremendous work from the great Josh Berman – one of the most important musicians on the Chicago underground scene of the past decade or so – not just for his work on cornet, but also for his warmly collaborative and supportive spirit! That quality really comes through here – on a trio date that has Josh's horn with Jason Roebke on bass and Frank Rosaly on drums – all working together in this very special, very individual style – one that seems to embrace so many different decades of jazz at once – from the early trad phraseologists admired by Berman, to the postwar modern that's resurfaced in the recent Chicago scene, to the 21st Century experiments that all three members have engaged in! All the music is composed, but the performance has a looseness that almost feels improvised – save for the sense of cohesion in the tunes, and that no player ever steps too far outside – even though all of them are pretty darn freewheeling. We're not sure we've ever even heard a cornet trio before – but even if we had, there's never been anything like this – as you'll hear on titles that include "Cold Snap", "Today's Date", "Mint", "Your Uncle", "Time/Trouble", "Wooden", "Bridges", and "Luggage". CD
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Anthony Braxton3 Compositions Of New Jazz (North Lincoln) ... LP
Delmark, 1968. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Even at an early age, Anthony Braxton was already experimenting with new forms of jazz composition – and this 1968 debut as a leader is filled with the imaginative approaches to music that would make him a key shaper of jazz in the next decade! The tracks here are all quite long, and although free-sounding, still have an intrinsic logic dictated by Braxton's compositional ideals – played by himself on alto, soprano sax, clarinet, flute, and a variety of other instruments – in a quartet that features Leo Smith on trumpet and mellophone, Muhal Richard Abrams on piano and cello, and Leroy Jenkins on violin and viola. In true AACM fashion, all players pick up other instruments as the tunes roll on – percussion bits, kazoo, slide whistle, bells, and more – almost more Art Ensemble-like than some of Braxton's more tightly-controlled environments on later records. Titles include two pieces titled in Braxton's equation-like style – plus "The Bell". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing with North Lincoln address. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole in one corner.)

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Piney Brown & Eddie MackHoots & Holler Saturday Night? ... CD
Delmark, 1948/1949/1950. Used ... $4.99
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Eddie BurnsSnake Eyes ... CD
Delmark, 2002. Used ... $1.99
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Jimmy BurnsIt Ain't Right ... CD
Delmark, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Jimmy Burns is one of the better bluesmen in the contemporary Chicago scene – and an artist who really finds a way to merge the classic with the current, but without ever making things sound too hokey or gimmicky! The approach here is pretty classic – the leader on vocals and guitar, plus a bit of harmonica too – and backing with piano, bass, drums, and some additional rhythm guitar – that core combo mode first formed during the Chess era for recording electric blues, worked here by Burns without too much more in the way of production. The approach lets us focus strongly on Jimmy's spirit – and titles include "Will I Ever Find Somebody", "Big Money Problems", "Surrounded", "Rock Awhile", "Crazy Crazy Crazy", "It Ain't Right", "Messin With The Kid", and "A String To Your Heart". CD
Also available It Ain't Right ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Jimmy BurnsIt Ain't Right ... CD
Delmark, 2015. Used ... $8.99
Jimmy Burns is one of the better bluesmen in the contemporary Chicago scene – and an artist who really finds a way to merge the classic with the current, but without ever making things sound too hokey or gimmicky! The approach here is pretty classic – the leader on vocals and guitar, plus a bit of harmonica too – and backing with piano, bass, drums, and some additional rhythm guitar – that core combo mode first formed during the Chess era for recording electric blues, worked here by Burns without too much more in the way of production. The approach lets us focus strongly on Jimmy's spirit – and titles include "Will I Ever Find Somebody", "Big Money Problems", "Surrounded", "Rock Awhile", "Crazy Crazy Crazy", "It Ain't Right", "Messin With The Kid", and "A String To Your Heart". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Also available It Ain't Right ... CD 11.99

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Rich CorpolongoGet Happy ... CD
Delmark, 2010. Used ... $4.99
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Exploding Star OrchestraStars Have Shapes ... LP
Delmark, 2010. New Copy ... $7.99 15.99
The most amazing records 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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Scott Fields EnsembleMamet ... CD
Delmark, 2000. Used ... $5.99
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Bob GrafBob Graf Sessions ... CD
Delmark/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1958. Used ... $11.99
Obscure modern jazz from the St Louis scene of the 50s – 4 tracks recorded by 2 different groups, both led by tenorist Bob Graf, and done in an edgey, open style that reminds us a bit of some of the work of JR Monterose during the time. Bob plays with additional tenor in one group, plus piano, bass, and drums – and fronts a quartet on the other session – blowing in a tone that's a bit cool, but which also has a nice raspy tone at the bottom. Titles include "Stella By Starlight", "Alley Blues", and "Dear Old Stockholm". CD

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Marty Grosz & The Fat BabiesDiga Diga Do ... CD
Delmark, 2015. New Copy ... $7.99 15.99
A trad jazz legend joins the younger Fat Babies combo – in a set that really illustrates the renewed commitment to old school styles at Delmark Records! Guitarist Marty Grosz last recorded for Delmark in 1959, as a sideman for Albert Nicholas – but his strength hasn't dimmed a bit over the years, as his tightly rhythmic playing makes for a great complement to the Fat Babies' sound! Marty gets plenty of room to solo, and impact the rhythm section too – and the album's overflowing with tight, short numbers that include "My Daddy Rocks Me", "Hold Me", "Diga Diga Doo", "A Jazz Holiday", "Blue", and "Why Couldn't It Be Poor Little Me". CD
Also available Diga Diga Do ... CD 4.99

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Marty Grosz & The Fat BabiesDiga Diga Do ... CD
Delmark, 2015. Used ... $4.99
A trad jazz legend joins the younger Fat Babies combo – in a set that really illustrates the renewed commitment to old school styles at Delmark Records! Guitarist Marty Grosz last recorded for Delmark in 1959, as a sideman for Albert Nicholas – but his strength hasn't dimmed a bit over the years, as his tightly rhythmic playing makes for a great complement to the Fat Babies' sound! Marty gets plenty of room to solo, and impact the rhythm section too – and the album's overflowing with tight, short numbers that include "My Daddy Rocks Me", "Hold Me", "Diga Diga Doo", "A Jazz Holiday", "Blue", and "Why Couldn't It Be Poor Little Me". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Also available Diga Diga Do ... CD 7.99

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Chuck Hedges & The Johnny Varro TrioSkylark ... CD
Delmark, 1995. Used ... $5.99
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JB Hutto & His HawksHawk Squat (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Delmark, Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
One of the most dynamic, most on-fire blues albums recorded during the 60s by Delmark Records – a set that bursts right out of the Chicago clubs with the guitar of JB Hutto firmly in the lead! Hutto's a killer right from the start – singing and playing with a ferocity that easily matches, if not beats, the bigger 60s names on Chess Records – and his style of inflection leaves us wondering how often he must have to change the strings, or maybe even his entire guitar! The album's got some great help in the small combo too – with Sunnyland Slim on organ and piano, and the unlikely Maurice McIntyre on tenor sax – blowing very well in a bluesy mode, before rising to later avant territory as Kalaparusha. Titles include "If You Change Your Mind", "Speak My Mind", "What Can You Get Outside That You Can't Get At Home", "20% Alcohol", "Hip Shakin", and "Send Her Home To Me". Newly-remastered edition features 6 never-issued bonus tracks – "I'll Cry Tomorrow", and alternate takes of tunes from the original session. CD

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✨✧ Joseph Jarman & Anthony BraxtonTogether Alone ... CD
Delmark, 1971. Used ... $6.99
A rare set of duets between these two Chicago avant jazz giants – recorded in 1971, when the influence of the AACM's time in Paris was being felt strongly in their return to the windy city. Apart from the usual mad array of instruments that you'd expect from these players – like Braxton on clarinet, alto, piano, and voice; and Jarman on saxes and percussion – some tracks also feature Jarman playing synthesizer, which adds in a very strange element to the session! Titles include "Together Alone", "Morning", "Dawn Dance One", and a few Braxton compositions with difficult names! CD

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✨✧ Eddie JohnsonLove You Madly ... CD
Delmark, 1999. Used ... $1.99
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