With Sonny Fortune on alto, Larry Willis on piano, Walter Booker on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums. Includes a great version of "Book's Bossa" – plus "Blue Autumn", "Tallahassee Kid", "Fifth Labor Of Hercules", and "For Duke & Cannon". LP, Vinyl record album
A cool large ensemble set from the same Teresa Record scene that gave us great albums by Pharoah Sanders and John Hicks! The group's led by trumpeter David Hardiman – and features a hip rotating lineup throughout. LP, Vinyl record album
A nice set of tunes – one that goes way past the Charlie Parker reference in the title! Williams claimed an affinity to Bird because he, like Parker, came from Kansas City – but by the time of this set, he'd spent over 15 years in the Bay Area – soaking up the rich and soulful energy of its 70s scene. The session features guest work from Pepper Adams on baritone – but despite that fact (touted highly on the cover), the real charm of the session is from Williams – who leads a group through some great soul bop numbers that crackle with the innocent charm of some of the best indie soul jazz sides of the late 70s. Titles include "About Time", "Beth", "Tahia's Outlook", "Allegra", and "The Doc Speaks". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a cut corner.)
Bishop Norman Williams & The One Mind Experience —
Bishop ... LP Theresa, 1976. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first funky album from this Bay Area legend – also the first record on the Theresa label too! Norman Williams plays alto – in a cool combo with Fender Rhodes, electric bass, drums, and a bit of flugelhorn too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some very light wear.)
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Pharoah Sanders —
Africa ... CD Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1987. New Copy ...
A brilliant 80s set from Pharoah Sanders – a record that has him a much more understated setting than some of his other albums from the time – but one that's maybe even more soulful and searching overall! The great one plays blistering tenor right from the start – in a quartet with John Hicks on piano, Curtis Lundy on bass, and Idris Muhammad on drums – all players who have this way of doing a lot with a little, especially in the rhythm department – where they seem to give Sanders some of his strongest sense of groove since the key albums for Theresa. Muhammad's got this tight sense of timekeeping, but with a looseness that we love – and Lundy's warm soulful bass does more than enough to give the set a sound bottom – and Hicks' free lyrical piano works nicely with Sanders' spiritual horn. Titles include a remake of "You've Got To Have Freedom", plus "Africa", "Duo", "Heart To Heart", and "After The Morning". CD
Sonic Youth —
Dirty ... LP Geffen, 1992. New Copy (reissue)...
On February 19, 2016
Sonic Youth's second set for Geffen and perhaps the SC album most burdened by expectations of the time – produced by Butch Vig and with a bigger, yet way noisier sound than Goo. The sound is straight up incredible – whether you'd want to credit Vig, mixer Andy Wallace or Sonic Youth themselves – the feedback and layers of fuzz are massive, making the few quieter moments all the more impressive when they spring up. The great songs and odd changes are all Sonic Youth – and this is another essential set from them. Include "100%", "Swimsuit Issue", "Theresa's Sound-World", "Drunken Butterfly", "Shoot", "Wish Fulfillment", "Sugar Kane", "Youth Against Fascism", "On The Strip", "Purr", "Creme Brulee". LP, Vinyl record album
A tremendous collection of work from the legendary Pharoah Sanders – easily one of our favorite jazz musicians ever, and a righteous talent whose records only seem to get better over the years! This career-spanning package is the first of its kind to take a look at Sanders' work – and features tracks from his albums on Impulse, Theresa, and Verve – all brought together into one amazing set that offers up the best side of his talents! The Soul Brother team have followed the same vibe here as on their other excellent collections – and go for some of the more rhythmic and soulful sides of Sanders' career – eschewing some of his too-out moments for a focus on the kinds of tunes that have continued to resonate far into the 21st Century. One cool feature of the album is that it edits down a few longer tracks – pulling out the sometimes overblown outside passages, and presenting instead only the core modal rhythms and more spiritual solos – all while still preserving the great spirit of the work. All tracks are still quite long throughout – making for a really wonderful double-length collection – and the 3LP set features 13 long tracks that include "Upper Egypt & Lower Egypt", "The Creator Has A Master Plan", "Astral Traveling", "Hum Allah Hum Allah Hum Allah", "Thembi", "Morning Prayer", "The Gathering", "Black Unity", "Summun Bukmun Umyun", "Love Is Everywhere", "You've Got To Have Freedom", "Jitu", and "Love Will Find A Way". LP, Vinyl record album
A classic set of soul jazz from Chicago – a rare indie date recorded in the early 80s, but with a tight and swinging feel that's more 70s jazz funk than you might think! Corky's on Yamaha keyboards, and he's backed by a hip group of Chicago players that includes Curtis Prince on drums, Artee Duke Payne on saxes, and Stephen Harris on guitars – all working together in a tightly rhythmic sound with some slight spiritual undercurrents – almost in the same territory as James Mason on his legendary record from a few years before! As with that set, there's a bit of polish here, but never too much – a balance that makes the record a wonderfully mature record with a depth that keeps it going for years. Byron Woods sings lead vocals on the album's jazz dance classic "Searching For Soul" – and a few other tracks feature Theresa Davis on lead vocals. Other titles include "Everything Must Change", "Open Wide", "Passion", "Jive Mama T", "Off C", and "Mirror Mirror". LP, Vinyl record album