David Liebman —
Pendulum ... LP Artists House, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Players include Dave Liebman on tenor and soprano sax, Randy Brecker on trumpet, Richie Beirach on piano, Frank Tusa on bass, and Al Foster on drums – and titles include "Pendulum", "Picadilly Lilly", and "Footprints". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Cover has yellowed tape remnants on the seams.)
A really beautiful record from vibist Joe Locke – and maybe his most dynamic album in years! The set's got Joe working in a particularly angular mode – carving out these wonderful lines of sound with core rhythms from the trio of Robert Rodriguez on piano, Terreon Gully on drums, and Ricky Rodriguez on bass – all younger players who provide a very fresh setting for Locke's vibes! Joe's still got all the warmth of his recent records, but also has a bit more edge, too – which we like a lot – and this quality seems to come out especially strong alongside some of the guests – who include Rosario Giuliani on alto and soprano sax and Donny McCaslin on tenor. Titles include "For Jesse Mountain", "Love Is Letting Go", "Love Is A Pendulum", "Love Is The Tide", and "Variation On Wisdom". CD
The laidback classic! The Digables certainly weren't the first hip hop group to rely upon cooled out jazzy grooves for the backbone of their sound, but they really brought it home with a hugely endearing and long enduring vibe – and this is their masterpiece! All these years later, Blowout Comb is still pure gold. Loads of tripped out arrangements on live instruments – which is a huge step for the group after their largely sampled debut – and layer upon layer of groovy vocals in addition to the easy rhymes of Butterfly, Ladybug and Doodlebug. Also includes an appearance by Jeru! Probably the catchiest jazz-rap fusion record of all time! Tracks include "The May 4th Movement Starring Doodlebug", "Black Ego", "Dog It", "Jettin", "Borough Check", "Highing Fly", "Dial 7", "The Art Of Easing", "K.B.'s Alley", "Graffiti", "Blowing Down", "9th Wonder", and "For Corners". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes 18 X 24 poster – plus insert with notes by Larry Mizelle Jr.)
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Richard Beirach —
Elm ... LP ECM, 1979. Used ...
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A nicely woody little album from pianist Richie Beirach – full of deep tones on his own acoustic piano, and supported strongly by some rich lines from George Mraz on bass! Beirach's got this tuneful, lyrical vibe on the record – maybe similar to his previous Eon set – but he's also still plenty loose and open to new ideas, which often seem to get directed by drummer Jack DeJohnette, whose work is an undeniably key part of the trio here! Richie's got this way of cascading notes along that works perfectly with some of DeJohnette's more driving lines – and titles include "Sea Preistess", "Pendulum", "Ki", "Snow Leopard", and "Elm". LP, Vinyl record album
A sweet little set from the 70s – heavy on the electric piano, and also topped with some occasional vocals that have a very righteous feel! The group's headed by keyboardist Mait Edey – who plays a fair bit of Wurlitzer electric piano here – in long, stretched-out lines that come off with a groove that's different than Fender Rhodes – a bit rougher, and almost rootsier, despite the electricity – and a perfect match for the vocals of Brenda "Latifah" James, who sings on 3 of the album's cuts. The rest of the lineup includes guitar (often in a wah-wah mode), bass, alto, and tenor – and many of the tracks have a really great slow-building groove with a great sense of space in the rhythms – almost like the funkiest of Vince Guaraldi's electric work. Titles include "Siren Song", "Pendulum", "Gin House Blues", "Fair Breeze On Buzzard's Bay", "Wobbly Bird Blues", and "Granny On The Gramophone". CD