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Fred Anderson21st Century Chase – 80th Birthday Bash Live At The Velvet Lounge ... CD
Delmark, 2009. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Fred Anderson celebrates his birthday in the company of another avant tenor talent – reedman Kidd Jordan, who joins Anderson on the album's extended title improvisation – which is referred to as an update of the Dexter Gordon/Wardell Gray "Chase" battle of the late 40s! As you'd expect from Anderson, the sound here is much more outside – but definitely held to a strong legacy of tenor expression, especially the Chicago school from which Fred sprang. The rest of the group features Jeff Parker on guitar, Harrison Bankhead on bass, and Chad Taylor on drums – an in addition to the 50 minute "21st Century Chase", the album also features the extended "Ode To Alvin Fielder". CD
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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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Josh BermanDance & A Hop ... CD
Delmark, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
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
Also available Dance & A Hop ... CD 7.99

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Bright MomentsReturn Of The Lost Tribe ... CD
Delmark, 1997. Used ... $4.99
Great late spiritual work from the AACM – with Joseph Jarman on alto, Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre on tenor, Steve Colson on piano, Malachi Favors on bass, and Kahil El'Zabar on drums and percussion! CD

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Jodie Christian with Norris TurneyFront Line ... CD
Delmark, 1996. Used ... $4.99
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Jim CooperNutville ... CD
Delmark, 1991. Used ... $4.99
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✨✧ Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio with Pharoah SandersAfrica N'Da Blues ... CD
Delmark, 2000. Used ... $7.99
The Ritual Trio gets some mighty hip company here – the legendary Pharoah Sanders, who really fleshes out the group's sound with his tremendous work on tenor sax! Core members Ari Brown and Malachi Favors work as a well-tooled unit under the leadership of Kahil El Zabar – no surprise, given that all three had been working together for a decade and a half by the time of this recording. And with Sanders on tenor for the date, Brown plays a bit more piano than his usual reeds – letting Pharoah spin out soulful, spiritual lines that break somewhat from the more rhythmic approach that's usually used by the group. Favors' basswork is a real pleasure, as always – an earthy grounding that helps keep Kahil El Zabar in focus – and titles on the record include two takes of "Ka-Real", plus "Africanos/Latinos", "Miles Mode", "Autumn Leaves", "Africa N'Da Blues", and "Pharoah's Song". CD

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Sleepy John EstesBrownsville Blues ... CD
Delmark, Mid 60s. Used ... $8.99
Features Sleepy John Estes on guitar and vocals – mostly solo, but with some harmonica by Hammie Nixon and guitar by Yank Rachell. CD

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Sleepy John EstesElectric Sleep ... CD
Delmark, 1968. Used ... $6.99
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Sleepy John EstesLegend Of Sleepy John Estes ... CD
Delmark, Mid 60s. Used ... $4.99
With Hammie Nixon on harmonica, Knocky Parker on piano, and Ed Wilkinson on bass! CD

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Sleepy John EstesSleepy John Estes In Europe ... CD
Delmark, 1964. Used ... $5.99
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Ethnic Heritage EnsembleContinuum ... CD
Delmark, 1997. Used ... $4.99
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Ethnic Heritage EnsembleFreedom Jazz Dance ... CD
Delmark, 1999. Used ... $4.99
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✨✧ Exploding Star OrchestraStars Have Shapes ... LP
Delmark, 2010. Sealed ... $16.99
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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Lin Halliday with Ira SullivanEast Of The Sun ... CD
Delmark, 1991/1992. Used ... $7.99
One of the few albums recorded by Lin Halliday – an underground Chicago legend, but one who never left the city for bigger fame. Also features Jodie Christian on piano! CD

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JB Hutto & His HawksHawk Squat ... LP
Delmark, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Keefe Jackson & Jason AdasiewiczRows & Rows ... CD
Delmark, 2016. New Copy ... $7.99 15.99
Mindblowing sounds from two of the most creative musicians on the contemporary Chicago scene – coming together in a setting that really brings out the best of both of them! Keefe Jackson's a reedman who can blow with a strong sense of freedom, but never lose his way – and, like session partner Jason Adasiewicz, he often operates in a post-free mode that knows all the farther reaches of the sonic territory, but often sticks closest to the most meaningful, tonally expressive areas! That approach – heard here on tenor and bass clarinet – makes a wonderful combination with Jason's vibes, which we've raved about countless times – and which have never sounded better, here. Adasiewicz is easily one of the most important musicians on his instrument in decades – and a record like this just continues that reign in an amazing way. Titles include "Rows & Rows", "Cannon From The Nothing Suite", "Thunder Cooker", "Caballo Ballo", "Where's Mine", and "A Rose Heading". CD

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George LewisMemorial Album ... LP
Delmark, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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(Delmar label pressing.)

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Little WalterBlues World Of Little Walter ... CD
Delmark, 1950/1951. Used ... $2.99
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✨✧ Robert Lockwood JrSteady Rollin Man ... CD
Delmark, 1970. Used ... $4.99
A searing quartet set – with Lockwood on guitar and vocals, plus Louis Myers on second guitar, Dave Myers on bass, and Fred Below on drums! CD
 
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Lester BowieNumbers 1 & 2 (50th anniversary edition) ... CD
Nessa, 1967. New Copy ... About August 18, 2017
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by Lester Bowie as a leader – and a set that stands in importance right next to the early Delmark AACM sides by Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell! Plus, the album's almost an early Art Ensemble of Chicago effort, given the lineup – which features Bowie on trumpet and flugelhorn; Roscoe Mitchell on alto, soprano, clarinet, and flute; Malachi Favors on bass; and Joseph Jarman on alto, sopranino, and clarinet!. The session was cut in 1967 by Chuck Nessa, and it features performances of the tracks "Number 1" and "Number 2" – very much in the Art Ensemble mode, with alternating instrumentation, sharp attacks and spare moments, plus a good dash of humor! CD

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✨✧ Luther Johnson with Muddy Waters Blues BandCome On Home ... LP
Douglas, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Wild guitar from Luther Johnson – an obscure earlier session recorded with a nicely gritty feel, and a fair bit of funk in the rhythms too! The group's billed as the Muddy Waters Blues Band – and Muddy appears to be on the record, although the notes are a bit lean – and the album features a number of great instrumentals, with really ripping guitar solos – plus a few vocal tracks too. The record's got a raw sound that's more of a Delmark Chicago blues vibe than a Chess Records one – and titles include "Top Of The Boogaloo", "Sting It", "Natural Wig", "Blues For Hippies", "Remember Me", "Snake", and "Sad Day Uptown". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jeff ParkerRelatives ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2005. New Copy ... On July 28, 2017
A fine quartet outing from Tortoise's Jeff Parker – a great guitarist who stays busy without ever wearing out his welcome, and in fact leaves us wishing for more straighter jazz-oriented records like this one! This set for Thrill Jockey improves on his solo debut Like-Coping, which he recorded for Delmark, most notably with the addition of Sam Barsheshet to the group on Rhodes and Wurlitzer. Drummer/percussionist Chad Taylor and bassist/multi-instrumentalist Chris Lopes fill out the group. As was the case with the debut, Parker's style is clean, generous and collaborative, leaving plenty of casual space within the tunes for the players and room on the tracklist for the other players' compositions. The centerpiece of the album is a great version of Marvin Gaye's "When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You", which the group turns into more of an after hours sweet spot than a mournful soul lament. Nice, nice work! Other tracks include "Istanbul", "Mannerisms", "Sea Change", "Beanstalk", "Toyboat" and "Rang (For Michael Zerang)". CD

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Jeff ParkerRelatives ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 2005. New Copy ... On July 28, 2017
A fine quartet outing from Tortoise's Jeff Parker – a great guitarist who stays busy without ever wearing out his welcome, and in fact leaves us wishing for more straighter jazz-oriented records like this one! This set for Thrill Jockey improves on his solo debut Like-Coping, which he recorded for Delmark, most notably with the addition of Sam Barsheshet to the group on Rhodes and Wurlitzer. Drummer/percussionist Chad Taylor and bassist/multi-instrumentalist Chris Lopes fill out the group. As was the case with the debut, Parker's style is clean, generous and collaborative, leaving plenty of casual space within the tunes for the players and room on the tracklist for the other players' compositions. The centerpiece of the album is a great version of Marvin Gaye's "When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You", which the group turns into more of an after hours sweet spot than a mournful soul lament. Nice, nice work! Other tracks include "Istanbul", "Mannerisms", "Sea Change", "Beanstalk", "Toyboat" and "Rang (For Michael Zerang)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jeff Parker/Kevin Drumm/Michael ZerangOut Trios Volume 2 ... CD
Atavistic, 2003. Used ... $4.99
Numero due in Atavistic's Out Trios Series of releases – this one executed by three of the brightest lights in the Chicago underground – guitarist Jeff Parker (Tortoise, Isotope and beyond), electronics kingpin Kevin Drumm, and free jazz mainstay Michael Zerang. Parker is on guitar (although you'll be hard pressed to pick out the pluck in these relentless sound collages) and Korg MS-20, Drumm builds up effects and synth parts, and Zerang pounds drums, autoharp and off-kilter percussion. The feel is definitely out – the complete antithesis of Parker's terrific straight jazz set Like-Coping that came out on Delmark last year. It ain't tuneful, which is precisely the point – and all together a pretty sharp wallop of clamorous cacophony, ramming natural and synthetic sounds for a very compelling listen – way more interesting than so much of the noisy junk that passes for the avant garde coming from lesser-learned practitioners. 4 long tracks: "Lacerate", "Electro", "Onslaught" and "Miss Big Meen". CD

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Henry ThreadgillJust The Facts & Pass The Bucket ... CD
About Time, 1983. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Overlooked genius from Henry Threadgill – one of his under-exposed 80s sessions for the About Time label, and work that's every bit as great as his better-known sides for Delmark or Black Saint! The group here has a nice sense of freedom and interplay – almost a quality that hearkens back to Threadgill's roots in the AACM, thanks to strong contributions from Craig Harris on trombone, Olu Dara on trumpet, Fred Hopkins on bass, Deidre Murray on cello, and both Pheeroan Aklaff and John Betsch on percussion. The tracks are nicely arranged, but never too stiffly – and titles include "Cremation", "Black Blues", "Gateway", and "Just The Facts And Pass The Bucket". CD

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✨✧ Lester BowieNumbers 1 & 2 ... LP
Nessa, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by Lester Bowie as a leader – and a set that stands in importance right next to the early Delmark AACM sides by Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell! Plus, the album's almost an early Art Ensemble of Chicago effort, given the lineup – which features Bowie on trumpet and flugelhorn; Roscoe Mitchell on alto, soprano, clarinet, and flute; Malachi Favors on bass; and Joseph Jarman on alto, sopranino, and clarinet!. The session was cut in 1967 by Chuck Nessa, and it features performances of the tracks "Number 1" and "Number 2" – very much in the Art Ensemble mode, with alternating instrumentation, sharp attacks and spare moments, plus a good dash of humor! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jeff ParkerRelatives ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2005. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fine quartet outing from Tortoise's Jeff Parker – a great guitarist who stays busy without ever wearing out his welcome, and in fact leaves us wishing for more straighter jazz-oriented records like this one! This set for Thrill Jockey improves on his solo debut Like-Coping, which he recorded for Delmark, most notably with the addition of Sam Barsheshet to the group on Rhodes and Wurlitzer. Drummer/percussionist Chad Taylor and bassist/multi-instrumentalist Chris Lopes fill out the group. As was the case with the debut, Parker's style is clean, generous and collaborative, leaving plenty of casual space within the tunes for the players and room on the tracklist for the other players' compositions. The centerpiece of the album is a great version of Marvin Gaye's "When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You", which the group turns into more of an after hours sweet spot than a mournful soul lament. Nice, nice work! Other tracks include "Istanbul", "Mannerisms", "Sea Change", "Beanstalk", "Toyboat" and "Rang (For Michael Zerang)". CD
 
 
 



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