All Categories — All

$



Items/page

Jazz Heritage Edit search Phrase match

 
Sort by
Exact matches: 12
Exact matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Laurindo AlmeidaConcord Jazz Heritage Series ... CD
Concord, Late 70s/1980s. Used ... $2.99
A nice overview of the Concord Records work of guitarist Laurindo Almeida – a player who'd floundered a bit before coming to the label, but then hit a very welcome return to small combo jazz! The material here is quite different from some of the easy listening or bigger ensemble albums that Almeida cut in the 60s – and instead, most of the music here is in a small combo setting – played by Laurindo on acoustic guitar, in a mix of modes from bop, to bossa, plus a slight touch of classical too. Other players on the dates include Charlie Byrd on second guitar, Milt Holland on percussion, and Bob Magnusson on bass – and titles include "Invitation To Shango", "Danza Five", "You & I", "Dingue Le Bangue", "Liza", "Carioca", "Chopin A La Breve", "Jalousie", and "Adios". CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Walter Davis JrIn Walked Thelonious (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Mapleshade/Jazz Heritage, 1987. Used ... $6.99
... CD

Exact matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Duke EllingtonBlues In Orbit (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Columbia/Jazz Heritage, 1959. Used ... $4.99
Deep and bluesy work from the all-star Ellington group of the late 50s – a beautifully recorded album that moves way past the simple cliche of its title! The set features a host of original tunes from Duke Ellington and other members of the group – and players include Jimmy Hamilton on tenor, Ray Nance on trumpet, Matthew Gee on trombone, and the wonderful Johnny Hodges on alto – playing here at the peak of his later powers. Titles include "Three J's Blues", "Smada", "C Jam Blues", "Sweet & Pungent", "Blues In Blueprint", "The Swinger's Jump", and "Blues In Orbit". CD
Also available Blues In Orbit ... LP 9.99

Exact matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Herbie HancockEmpyrean Isles (Jazz Heritage) ... CD
Jazz Heritage, 1964. Used ... $3.99
A lyrical masterpiece from the young Herbie Hancock – and a record that's really special for so many different reasons! First, the songs are really long and open – even more so than some of Hancock's other work – with a quality that's balanced between his soul jazz roots, and some of the freer ideas he was exploring with key counterparts of the time! Next, the group features a quartet with Freddie Hubbard on cornet – an instrument he didn't play that often, but which creates a really special sound here – one that's cool and compressed, but still has a sharp bite, too – especially over the inventive rhythms laid down by Ron Carter on bass and Anthony Williams on drums. All players are capable of going out – and have strong "new thing" cred by this point – but they keep it inside all the way through, but with a balanced sense of darkness that's really beautiful. The album features Hancock's classic (and oft-sampled) version of "Cantaloupe Island" – plus "One Finger Snap", "Olioqui Valley", and "The Egg". CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Milt JacksonHarem (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Jazz Heritage, 1991. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
LA 4Concord Jazz Heritage Series ... CD
Concord, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Marian McPartlandConcord Jazz Heritage Series ... CD
Concord, Late 70s/1980s/1990s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Clark TerryMusic In The Garden (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Jazz Heritage, 1968. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Jimmy SmithBashin – The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Verve/Jazz Heritage, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Jimmy Smith's biggest albums of the 60s – and a classic Verve pairing of his lean Hammond organ solos with the fuller, hard-swinging arrangements of Oliver Nelson! Nelson is working here at the height of his powers – backing Smith with a large group, but in a way that only seems to free him up to solo even more – pushing the tunes with an undeniable power from the all-star band, as Jimmy takes off on flights of soulful fancy over the top! Side two features some more stripped-down solo work – in the manner of Jimmy's later Blue Note sides – and the set includes the hit single "Walk On The Wild Side", plus the tracks "Bashin", "Step Right Up", and "Beggar For The Blues". CD
Also available
Bashin – The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith ... LP 9.99
Bashin – The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith ... CD 5.99

Exact matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Chet BakerThis Time the Dream's On Me – Chet Baker Quartet Live Volume 1 (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Pacific Jazz/Jazz Heritage, 1953/1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
Excellent lost jazz work from Chet Baker! The CD combines 5 tracks from a never-before-heard live set recorded in 1953 at the Curran Theatre in LA, plus 9 more cuts from 1954 session that was issued on the long out-of-print LP Jazz At Ann Arbor. Both sessions feature Chet playing with pianist Russ Freeman, an amazingly understated player whose graceful darkness perfectly matches young Chet's sound on the trumpet. The pair are backed by Carson Smith on bass and either Larry Bunker or Bob Neel on drums – and the extended set's a wonderfully no-nonsense batch of jazz tunes that really sparkles in comparison with some of Baker's later live work. Titles include "All The Things You Are", "Maid In Mexico", "Lover Man", "My Funny Valentine", "Stella By Starlight", and "Russ Job". CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Clifford JordanLive At Ethell's (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Mapleshade/Jazz Heritage, 1987. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Modern Jazz QuartetPyramid (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Atlantic/Jazz Heritage, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features a long reading of "Pyramid" – plus "Django", "Romaine", "Vendome", and "It Don't Mean A Thing". CD
(Out of print.)
 
Close matches: 26
Close matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Michel LeGrandLeGrand Jazz ... CD
Philips/Jazz Heritage, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
A classic album – one that pairs the arranging talents of the great French composer Michel Legrand, with a host of American jazz players – including Miles Davis, Ben Webster, Milt Hinton, Donald Byrd, Hank Jones, and John Coltrane. The tracks are a beautiful blend of Legrand's best arranging styles from his soundtrack work, and they show his keen talent for setting up complicated orchestrations, then letting the soloist step forth into the spotlight with individual brilliance. The titles are mostly jazz standards, but they're done in a great way, with lots of twists and turns that keep things fresh. Titles include "Round Midnight", "Night In Tunisia", "Nuages", "In A Mist", and "Django". CD

Close matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Mose AllisonMose Chronicles – Live In London Vol 1 (CDr pressing) ... CD
Blue Note/Jazz Heritage, 2000. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Note: this is an On Demand CDr pressing. Disc has initials in marker.)

Close matches15
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Louie BellsonPeaceful Thunder ... CD
Music Masters/Jazz Heritage, 1992. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

Close matches16
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Clifford Brown & Max RoachAt Basin Street (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EmArcy/Polygram/Jazz Heritage, Mid 50s. Used ... $5.99
About as classic as you can get for the Brown/Roach group – recorded at Basin Street with a group that includes Richie Powell on piano, Sonny Rollins on tenor, and George Morrow on bass. Tracks are tight and in that firey hardbop mode the pair pioneered – and titles include "Gertrude's Bounce", "Powell's Prances", "Time", "The Scene Is Clean", and "I'll Remember April". Most notable is the work by Powell on the record – as Bud's brother really shines here, turning out some great original compositions, and arranging the group with tight precision! Plus, the CD reissue features 4 bonus tracks – including alternates of some tunes on the record, and a few breakdowns. CD
(Jazz Heritage pressing.)

Close matches17
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Kenny Burrell & Jimmy SmithBlue Bash ... CD
Verve/Jazz Heritage, 1963. Used ... $9.99
A surprisingly great meeting between Kenny Burrell and Jimmy Smith – and a set that's one of Jimmy's standout small combo sessions for Verve! The feel here is much more Jimmy Smith at Blue Note than some of the bigger group Verve dates of the 60s – and Kenny Burrell's sensitive guitar lines provide wonderful company for Smith on the date – shading in his Hammond lines with a nice sense of color, in ways that really fit the late nite setting of the record. Other players on the date include either Bill English or Mel Lewis on drums, George Duvivier or Milt Hinton on bass, Vince Gambella on guitar, and Art Marotti on percussion – and titles include "Kenny's Sound", "Blues For Del", "Blue Bash", "Travelin", and "Soft Winds". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Blue Bash ... LP 6.99

Close matches18
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Hoagy CarmichaelStardust & Much More ... CD
RCA/Jazz Heritage, Late 20s/Early 30s/1960. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

Close matches19
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Curtis FullerImages Of Curtis Fuller ... CD
Savoy/Jazz Heritage, Late 50s. Used ... $9.99
An incredibly hip batch of tracks from Curtis Fuller – leading a group here that includes Lee Morgan, McCoy Tyner, Milt Hinton, and Roy Haynes. The vibe is straight hardbop – but there's also a darker edge than usual for a Savoy session, perhaps because of Lateef's presence on the set. Tracks are long with lots of solo space – and titles include "Accident", "Be Back Ta Reckla", "Darryl's Minor", and "New Date". CD

Close matches20
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dizzy GillespieChamp ... CD
Savoy/Jazz Heritage, 1951/1952. Used ... $2.99
A nice little collection of some of Dizzy Gillespie's best bop material for Savoy – tunes that were originally recorded as 78rpm singles – then issued together on this classic album of all-star players! The tunes are short, catchy, and often very grooving – that mix of whimsy and modernism that made Dizzy stand out from the start – handled by a few different groups of players, with musicians who include Milt Jackson on vibes, John Coltrane on tenor, Wynton Kelly on piano, and Percy Heath on bass. Titles include "Tin Tin Deo", "Star Dust", "The Bluest Blues", "The Champ", "Birk's Works", "Caravan", "Time On My Hands", and "Ooh Shoo Be Doo Bee". CD
(Out of print.)

Close matches21
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dizzy Gillespie & Oscar PetersonDizzy Gillespie & Oscar Peterson ... CD
Fantasy/Jazz Heritage, 1975. Used ... $4.99
... CD

Close matches22
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dexter GordonDaddy Plays The Horn ... CD
Bethlehem/Jazz Heritage, 1955. Used ... $3.99
One of Dexter Gordon's proudest moments of the 50s – a rock-solid session for Bethlehem – easily one of the best-remembered hardbop sides from the label's California years! The album's got a relaxed, free-blown sound that's quite nice – with Dex in the lead on tenor, supported by the trio of Kenny Drew on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Lawrence Marable on drums. Gordon's perhaps not as fully imaginative as he would become in the 60s, but his sound and control is still great throughout – and the rhythm section really helps knock this one out of the park. Titles include versions of "Darn That Dream", "Autumn In New York", "You Can Depend On Me", and "Confirmation", plus two originals "Number Four" and "Daddy Plays The Horn". CD
(Out of print Jazz Heritage pressing.)
Also available Daddy Plays The Horn ... CD 2.99

Close matches23
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Benny CarterThree Great Swing Saxophones ... CD
Jazz Heritage, Late 20s/Early 30s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

Close matches24
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Joe Henderson with Wynton KellyStraight No Chaser ... CD
Verve/Jazz Heritage, 1968. Used ... $9.99
A great counterpart to the album Four – and like that one, which comes from the same session, this one features material recorded live in 1968, but only issued here for the first time! CD
(Out of print.)

Close matches25
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Freddie HubbardLive At Fat Tuesday's ... CD
Jazz Heritage, 1992. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

Close matches26
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Jay McShannParis All Star Blues – The Jay McShann Kansas City Band ... CD
Amerco/Jazz Heritage, 1989. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

Close matches27
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Fats NavarroFabulous Fats Navarro ... CD
Capitol/Jazz Heritage, Late 40s. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

Close matches28
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Oscar PetersonWe Get Requests ... CD
Verve/Jazz Heritage, 1964. Used ... $3.99
A key example of the popularity of the Oscar Peterson Trio in the mid 60s – an album of tracks that listeners wanted to hear done in the group's familiar style! The tunes are simple ones, mostly standards and 60s covers – but they're done by Oscar, Ray Brown, and Ed Thigpen in a mode that grooves along with lots of warm melodic touches! Titles include "The Girl From Ipanema", "Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "D&E", and "Time & Again". CD

Close matches29
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Max Roach & Clifford BrownDaahoud ... CD
Jazz Heritage, 1956. Used ... $9.99
Previously unreleased work from the legendary group of Clifford Brown and Max Roach – recorded back in the 50s, when Mainstream producer Bob Shad was working on the Brown/Roach dates for Mercury – but not issued until this set in the 70s, when Shad had his own label! The music here is right up there with the best 50s classics by the pair – really showcasing that amazing trumpet style that made Brownie a genius right from the start – next to some of the burning energy he forged with Roach in the group. Every player's tremendous – Harold Land on tenor, Richie Powell on piano, and George Morrow on bass – and titles include two Clifford Brown originals – "Daahoud" and "Joyspring" – plus Roach's "Mildama", plus the standards "I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You". CD
(Out of print.)

Close matches30
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jimmy Smith & Wes MontgomeryFurther Adventures of Jimmy & Wes ... CD
Verve/Jazz Heritage, 1966. Used ... $8.99
The second great session from two of Verve's biggest jazz stars of the 60s – organist Jimmy Smith and guitarist Wes Montgomery – an unlikely pair, to be sure, but one who work great together on the set! The real change here is in Wes' playing – as it's shifted from the mellower style used over larger backings on most of his Verve sets, back to the rootsier soul jazz tone of his earliest recordings from his days on the Indianapolis scene. Jimmy and Wes are working with a core combo that includes Grady Tate on drums and Ray Barretto on conga – making for a lean organ/guitar groove that's only got percussion to kick it along. Titles include "Call Me", "OGD", "King Of The Road", "Mellow Mood", and "Maybe September" – plus a great version of "Milestones" that features some hard swinging larger backings from Oliver Nelson! CD
(Jazz Heritage pressing.)

Close matches31
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Kenny BurrellBlue Lights Vol 1 & 2 ... CD
Blue Note/Jazz Heritage, 1958. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of Kenny's best recordings – especially from the early days! The albums contained on this 2CD set feature Kenny in the company of some of the best late 50's players at Blue Note. Junior Cook and Tina Brooks are on tenor, Duke Jordan or Bobby Timmons play piano, Louis Smith plays trumpet on some tracks, Sam Jones is on bass, and Art Blakey is on drums throughout. The cuts have a very open-ended blowing session feel, and Kenny comes through surprisingly well, really picking up steam on a way you don't always hear in more restrained recordings. The 2-in-1 combo is a nice idea, too – and it gives you all 9 long tracks from these two rare albums, including "Rock Salt", "Chuckin", "Scotch Blues", and "Phinupi". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Blue Lights Vol 1 & 2 ... CD 15.99

Close matches32
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Richard Groove HolmesComin' On Home ... CD
Blue Note/Jazz Heritage, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer from Groove Holmes – one of his rarest albums ever, a one-off session recorded for Blue Note, with a group that includes a young Weldon Irvine! Weldone was a hip up-and-comer at the time – and he not only plays electric piano on the set, but contributes some of the album's best tracks. The mix of electric piano and organ makes for a very unusual sound – one that gets a nice kick from the conga/drum rhythm section, mixed in with electric bass and guitar. Includes the classic "Groovin For Mr G", an early version of Irvine's "Mr Clean", a funky version of "Theme From Love Story", and the cuts "Don't Mess With Me", "This Here", "Wave", and "Down Home Funk". CD
(Jazz Heritage Society pressing. Out of print.)
 
Possible matches: 15
Possible matches39
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousSoul Of A Nation – Afro-Centric Visions In The Age Of Black Power – Underground Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap 1968 to 1979 (with b ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
A fantastic look at the righteous current of energy that swept through American music at the end of the 60s – that huge wave of knowledge and political inspiration that still stands as one of our favorite moments in jazz and soul! The Civil Rights generation had gotten some things accomplished, but not everything – and a new wave of action arose in various scenes of the underground – not just pushing the musical formats past anything that had happened before, but also doing so with a strong message of pride and empowerment! This collection surveys some of the best tracks of that moment – and also provides a great batch of historical notes to put the whole thing in context – done in collaboration with the book of the same name, but equally great as a soundtrack and document on its own. The package is overflowing with Dusty Groove classics – and titles include "Sweet Songs" by Sarah Webster Fabio, "Surtal Ihklas" by Doug Carn, "Vibes From The Tribe" by Phil Ranelin, "Desert Fairy Princess" by Horace Tapscott & The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, "Sounds From The Bush" by The Mandingo Griot Society with Don Cherry, "Is It Too Late" by Duke Edwards & The Young Ones, "Strong Men" by David McKnight, "Black Narcissus" by Joe Henderson, "Malcolm X" by Phil Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensemble, "Mother Of The Future" by Carlos Garnett, "Red Black & Green" by Roy Ayers, "African Rhythms" by Oneness Of Juju, and "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" by Gil Scott-Heron. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

Possible matches40
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousSoul Of A Nation – Afro-Centric Visions In The Age Of Black Power – Underground Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap 1968 to 1979 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic look at the righteous current of energy that swept through American music at the end of the 60s – that huge wave of knowledge and political inspiration that still stands as one of our favorite moments in jazz and soul! The Civil Rights generation had gotten some things accomplished, but not everything – and a new wave of action arose in various scenes of the underground – not just pushing the musical formats past anything that had happened before, but also doing so with a strong message of pride and empowerment! This collection surveys some of the best tracks of that moment – and also provides a great batch of historical notes to put the whole thing in context – done in collaboration with the book of the same name, but equally great as a soundtrack and document on its own. The package is overflowing with Dusty Groove classics – and titles include "Sweet Songs" by Sarah Webster Fabio, "Surtal Ihklas" by Doug Carn, "Vibes From The Tribe" by Phil Ranelin, "Desert Fairy Princess" by Horace Tapscott & The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, "Sounds From The Bush" by The Mandingo Griot Society with Don Cherry, "Is It Too Late" by Duke Edwards & The Young Ones, "Strong Men" by David McKnight, "Black Narcissus" by Joe Henderson, "Malcolm X" by Phil Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensemble, "Mother Of The Future" by Carlos Garnett, "Red Black & Green" by Roy Ayers, "African Rhythms" by Oneness Of Juju, and "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" by Gil Scott-Heron. CD
Also available Soul Of A Nation – Afro-Centric Visions In The Age Of Black Power – Underground Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap 1968 to 1979 (with b ... LP 26.99

Possible matches41
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Tomasz StankoJazz Message From Poland ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A jazz message from Poland, and one that's served up loud and proud, too – thanks to tremendous work from trumpeter Tomasz Stanko and a very sharp-edged group! The music here has that open flow that some of the more fusion-based players were exploring in Poland at the time – but the instrumentation is all acoustic, and also has a modal sensibility too – echoes of the territory that Stanko explored in the 60s, but taken to much more freewheeling territory on the long tracks on the set. The group features Zbigniew Seifert on violin – who, like other great European players on the instrument in his generation, manages to work with phrasing that's almost sax-like at times – very different than the heritage of jazz violin from previous decades, and surprisingly great. Other musicians include Janusz Muniak on flute and tenor, Bronislaw Suchanek on bass, and Janusz Stefanski on drums and percussion – on the titles "AEIOE", "Heban", and "Piece For Diana". CD

Possible matches42
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Tomasz StankoJazz Message From Poland ... LP
Be! (Germany), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A jazz message from Poland, and one that's served up loud and proud, too – thanks to tremendous work from trumpeter Tomasz Stanko and a very sharp-edged group! The music here has that open flow that some of the more fusion-based players were exploring in Poland at the time – but the instrumentation is all acoustic, and also has a modal sensibility too – echoes of the territory that Stanko explored in the 60s, but taken to much more freewheeling territory on the long tracks on the set. The group features Zbigniew Seifert on violin – who, like other great European players on the instrument in his generation, manages to work with phrasing that's almost sax-like at times – very different than the heritage of jazz violin from previous decades, and surprisingly great. Other musicians include Janusz Muniak on flute and tenor, Bronislaw Suchanek on bass, and Janusz Stefanski on drums and percussion – on the titles "AEIOE", "Heban", and "Piece For Diana". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches43
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Earth Wind & FireEarth Wind & Fire ... LP
Warner, 1971. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
Earth, Wind & Fire's first album – recorded at a time when the group recently had ties to the Chicago soul and jazz scenes, and a range of experience that ran the gamut from work with Sun Ra, the Artistic Heritage Ensemble, The Pharoahs, Ramsey Lewis, and countless other influential groups. Headed up by Maurice White on drums and percussion, the group forged an amazing blend of all these influences, creating a future soul sound that pushed black music to the next level – taking a wealth of previously underground modes of expression, and fusing them into a soaring sound that would soon put them at the top of the charts. This album's a lot looser and freer than their Columbia albums – with plenty of raw funk and some nice off-beat jazz soling. Includes the classic break track "C'Mon Children", plus "Fan The Fire", "Bad Tune", and "Moment Of Truth". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches44
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Earth Wind & FireNeed Of Love ... LP
Warner, 1971. Very Good- ... $14.99
One of the two early Earth Wind & Fire LPs recorded for Warner – and the one that shows their amazing roots in the avant-garde jazz scene in Chicago. At the forefront, the record's a righteous soul album with an ensemble funk sound – but deeper in, there's a lot of jazz-based playing, and a number of moments that almost get "out" in the solos! Surely this one couldn't have been made without the spiritual advancements in jazz made by the AACM – and EWF couldn't have helped rubbing shoulders with those players, considering that they all often gigged together in the Chicago studio scene, and that they'd also shared some time together in groups like The Pharoahs and Phil Cohran's Artistic Heritage Ensemble. Titles include "Energy", "Beauty", and a nice remake of Donny Hathaway's "Everything is Everything". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has a center split spine.)

Possible matches45
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jazzanova & OthersRemixes 2006 to 2016 (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sonar Kollektiv (Germany), 2017. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 27.99
Jazzanova are maybe best remembered for their early Compost Records releases from the German scene – tracks that really helped reintroduce jazz and Brazilian modes to the contemporary dancefloors back in the 90s! In the years since those now-classic releases, Jazzanova have moved more strongly towards a role as remixers, lending their strong sense of history and sonic depth towards a range of other artists – often with an approach that really transforms the original tune, and makes the whole thing feel like a fresh Jazzanova track! This collection of work from a decade in the studio really lives up as a strong testament to that role – and showcases the Jazzanova touch on sublime cuts that include "Ordinary Guy (Jazzanova rework ext version)" by Joe Bataan, "Naze (Jazzanova rmx)" by Spinning Motion, "Believer (Jazzanova rmx)" by Paul Randolph, "Skybreaks (Jazzanova rmx)" by Heritage Orchestra, "Parallels (Jazzanova serial rmx)" by Atjazz with Dawne B, "Listen To The Drums (Jazzanova rmx)" by Outlines, "Dimentica Domani (Jazzanova rmx dub)" by Malika Ayane, and "Stimela (Jazzanova rmx)" by Hugh Masekela. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

Possible matches46
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Blue MitchellBlue Mitchell Live ... CD
Just Jazz, 1976. Used ... $8.99
A real lost bit of work from Blue Mitchell – and a great one too! The set was recorded live in 1976 – just south of San Francisco, with production by SF jazzman Pat Britt, and a lineup that included Bay Area players Mark Levine on piano, Smiley Winters on drums, and Mike Morris on tenor sax. The tunes are laidback and long – and given the mix of traditions at work here (from Winters' role in the avant world, to Levine's connection with Latin jazz, and Blue's soul jazz heritage) – the sound is quite striking, and features many fresh moments. Blue's trumpet really holds up well in the extended setting – blowing some wonderful exploratory lines – and a few of the tracks have a great darkly rhythmic undercurrent. Titles include "Portrait Of Jenny", "Pleasure Bent", "Sweet Smiley Winters", and "Something Old Something Blue". CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches47
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Maria RitaSamba Meu ... CD
Warner, 2007. Used ... $6.99
A really beautiful little record by Maria Rita – and a wonderful departure from her previous sets! This time around, as you might guess from the title, Maria's serving up a host of samba tunes – done in a mostly-acoustic mode that crackles with live percussion, acoustic guitar, and other Brazilian instrumentation – a beautifully unfettered setting that almost has Rita sounding even better than before – a lot more human and a lot more personal, shaking off the personal heritage that served well to introduce her to the world, but which also somehow held her back. It's clear from the notes that Maria's a relative newcomer to the samba, but she takes to the style perfectly here – and brings in a sense of warmth and jazz that in turn really help liven up the genre. The balance here is beautiful, and the album's way more than we could have expected – a true treasure from an artist who's finally beginning to make us sit up and take notice. Titles include "Corpitcho", "Novo Amor", "Trajetoria", "O Que E O Amor", "Samba Meu", "O Homem Falou", "Ta Perdoado", "Num Corpo So","Maltratar Nao E Direito", and "Maria Do Socorro". CD

Possible matches48
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ McCoy TynerEnlightenment ... LP
Milestone, 1973. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A pretty great little live set – recorded at the Montreux Jazz fest in 1973, and featuring one of the better McCoy Tyner groups of the time! The album's a key set in McCoy's stretching out after the passing of Coltrane – a record that draws strongly from his 60s spiritual heritage, but pushes nicely into the next generation – free, but never too free, and really filled with soul and spirit throughout! A key sound of the set comes from saxophonist Azar Lawrence – who plays both soprano and tenor on the date – and rhythm in the group is from Joony Booth on drums and Alphonse Mouzon on drums, both of whom really kick things into gar. Tracks are all pretty long, and titles include Tyner's 3 part "Enlightenment Suite", plus "Presence", "Nebula" and "Walk Spirit Talk Spirit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a bumped corner.)

Possible matches49
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
World's Experience OrchestraBeginning Of A New Birth/As Time Flows On ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 20.98
A lost legacy in spiritual jazz – two albums recorded by a Boston group who worked far from the limelight in New York – in a very underground scene where they recorded these two very special albums in the 70s! Their sound is very collaborative and freewheeling – an approach that reminds us a lot of music by Phil Cohran and The Artistic Heritage Ensemble. The first album in the set is The Beginning Of A New Birth – a record that really lives up to its title, given the joyous energy it brings into being – a very collaborative vibe that has the entire ensemble working together on two side-long tracks – mixing rootsy percussion, avant solos, and unified voices that really give the music a special touch! The mix of ensemble vocals and reed elements is a bit like some of the Max Roach or Billy Harper projects of the time – but the approach is looser, less structured, and very organic. Players include Michael Cosmic on alto, Raquib Ishma'll Hassan on tenor, Phil Musra on soprano sax, Shaddu Jones on piano, and Robert Fuff on bass – and titles include "The Beginning Of A New Birth" and "The Prayer". As Time Flows on is the second record – and has a style that's maybe slightly more compact – still every bit as spiritual as before, but with some shorter tracks that bring the group's ideas into even deeper focus! The group is smaller, but still uses voice along with their instrumentation – which comes from the work of Earl Grant Lawrence on flute, Jamyll Jones on bass, Shaddu Jones on piano, and Larry Roland, Roy Hall, and Chauncy Hutcherson on percussion. Some vocals are more solo, and even hit a bit of a hip protest vibe – and titles include "Nine Degrees & Cold", "Black Woman", "To Do Nothing", "The Mind", and "Rain". Comes with a great booklet – which tells the group's unique story! CD

Possible matches50
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Idris Ackamoor/The PyramidsMusic Of Idris Ackamoor 1971 to 2004 ... CD
EM (Japan), 1970s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of spiritual jazz from saxophonist Idris Ackamoor – featuring his famous 70s recordings with The Pyramids, solo material, and even some previously unissued titles! The bulk of the collection comes from The Pyramids' albums Birth Speed Merging, Lalibela, and King Of Kings – all freely creative records that build upon traditions initiated by the AACM in Chicago, and taken further groups like The Artistic Heritage Ensemble, The Human Arts Ensemble, or Oneness Of Juju. Many tracks build freely from earthy percussion, bits of vocals, and spiraling solos on saxes and flute – with a sound that's incredibly soulful and righteous – very positive and progressive, and easily some of the best work of this nature from the time! 2CD set features Pyramids tracks "The Land Of Eternal Song (part 3)", "Mohgo Naba", "Queen Of The Spirits (part 3)", "Black Man Of The Nile", "Aomawa", "The River Ganges", and "Masenko Nights" – plus "Spiritual Rebirth", "Centurian", "Topanga", "Cubana", and "Africa" by Idris Ackamoor; as well as "The Shepherd's Tune" by The Collective. CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches51
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousNew Orleans Funk – The Original Sound Of Funk 1960 to 1975 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 3LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best compilations of New Orleans funk we've ever seen! Sure, the reissue market is always filled with stuff from the Crescent City – but so many New Orleans compilations are cheapo knock-offs, designed to cash in on the drunk Jazz & Heritage crowd, or they're simplistic sets with the same 10 tracks over and over again. This wonderful batch of tunes was put together by the folks at Soul Jazz – legendary for their work in putting together serious compilations to please the novice and expert alike – and it's got some of the best overall work we've ever seen in trying to pin down New Orleans funk. Sure, there may be a few cuts on here that you've got on other sets – but there's also a lot that you won't have, and the quality of the production makes even the familiar material sparkle again. Titles include "Hercules" by Aaron Neville, "Big Chief (part 1)" by Professor Longhair, "Tell Me What's On Your Mind" by Cyril Neville, "Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further" by Lee Dorsey, "Hand Clapping Song" by The Meters, "Here Come The Girls" by Ernie K Doe, "Sissy Walk" by Sonny Jones, "Free, Single, & Disengaged" by Huey Piano Smith, "Garden Of Four Trees" by The Explosions, "Mama Roux" by Dr John, "Love Lots Of Lovin" by Lee Dorsey & Betty Harris, "I've Got Reasons" by Mary Jane Hooper, "Gatur Bait" by The Gaturs, "Hip Huggin" by Robert Parker, and "Can I Be Your Squeeze" by Chuck Carbo. 24 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches52
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ BoscoeBoscoe (with download) ... LP
Kingdom Of Chad/Numero, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the hippest records ever to come out of Chicago – the sole recording by Boscoe, a group who was even more obscure and experimental than contemporaries like The Pharoahs or Artistic Heritage Ensemble! Like those groups, Boscoe has a very unique, very visionary approach – one that's not content just to echo the standard post-Coltrane modes that other spiritual jazz groups around the country were hitting – but which instead moves into territory that touches on the darker sides of funk, soul, and spoken word of the time – all with a message that's incredibly powerful, and conception that's wonderfully fresh throughout! The group's lineup features tenor, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass, and drums – but they way they're put together is often far different than other funky combos – and it's clear that the group had as much of a sensibility about the overall sound of their record as they did their freer grooves. At times, there's a righteousness here that recalls the best of the early Westbound Records scene from Detroit – but there's an even higher agenda too, which is more in keeping with the spiritual aspriations of their Chicago contemporaries, and which really show up in the lyrics. The whole album's a masterpiece from start to finish – unlike anything that we can think of, still ripe for rediscovery today, and just the kind of set that makes us prouder than ever of our Chicago heritage! Titles include "We Ain't Free", "Money Won't Save You", "Now and Den", "He Keeps You", "I'm What You Need", and "Writin' On The Wall". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

Possible matches53
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Ed MottaPerpetual Gateways ... CD
Dwitza/Membran (Germany), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Ed Motta knocks it out of the park with this one – taking things in an even more soulfully classic direction than on his killer AOR album – and giving us key proof that he's one of the most important soul singers of the 21st Century so far! Ed's got a way of opening doors wherever he goes – as part of a huge global legacy he's left in the past decade or soul – and this time around, he's opening the doors to a classic style of studio production from the LA scene – the kind of warm soul that works perfect for Motta's incredible voice, and which makes the album one of the best he's ever given us! Ed plays Fender Rhodes in the small combo backing here – and is working with a key group of jazz musicians that includes Patrice Rushen and Greg Phillingaines on keyboards, Hubert Laws on flute, Rickey Woodard and Charles Owens on tenor, and Marvin Smitty Smith on drums – a stunning lineup that makes for amazing sounds throughout. All lyrics are in English, and Ed effortlessly blends jazz and soul on original titles that include "Captain's Refusal", "Forgotten Nickname", "The Owner", "A Town In Flames", "Good Intentions", "Hypochondriac's Fun", "Heritage Deja Vu", "Overblown Overweight", and "Reader's Choice". CD
 
Partial matches: 2
Partial matches54
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Marlena ShawGo Away Little Boy – The Sass & Soul Of Marlena Shaw ... CD
Columbia, 1970s. Used ... $4.99
A sweet set of sophisticated soul from the always-great Marlena Shaw! After cutting some jazzier sides at Cadet in the late 60s, and some super mellow fusion ones at Blue Note in the early 70s, Marlena moved to big fame at Columbia during the mid 70s – working in a righteous smooth soul approach that skated the line between warm romantic ballads and righteous statements of female pride and power. The ultimate example of this is her fantastic remake of "Go Away Little Boy", merged here with the tune "Yu Ma", into a 7 minute track that has a sublime monologue in the middle – one in which Marlena accuses her man of hiding behind his heritage to not get down to business at a day to day level! Other tracks show Marlena as one of the most expressive, most together women in soul during the 70s – and this 14 track package is a perfect introduction to her work at Columbia! Titles include "Sweet Beginnings", "Walk Softly", "No One Yet", "Love Dancin", "Pictures & Memories", "Touch Me In The Morning", "I Wonder", "Moonrise", "I Think I'll Tell Him", and "Rhythm Of Love". CD
(Out of print.)

Partial matches55
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Augusto MartelliBlack Sound From White People (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Heritage (Belgium), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
If you can forgive the title of this one, you'll find it to be a very groovy record! The album's a killer batch of funky instrumentals ("black sound") recorded in Italy in 1972 by Augusto Martelli ("white people") – and it's got the groove and swing of some of the best Italian soundtracks from the time, no surprise, as Martelli had his hand in a few from that era! The music is really great, with some excellent sax and flute work that takes the tracks into a jazzier mode than usual for this sort of thing! Loads of great percussion too – and titles include "Loco Love Motor", "Mondo No", "Krypto Blues", "Ma ne Vale La Pena", "90th Compleanno", and "Sara Stato Il Futuro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies!)
 
 
 



⇑ Top