Here's one that takes us back to our comic book summers back in the 70s! Vibist Gregg Bendian composed a suite of tracks dedicated to the late, great Jack Kirby – passed since 1994, and a landmark comic artist for 40 years, with a slew of work at Marvel and DC, plus many smaller companies, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Amazing lost work from Warren "Baby" Dodds (and others) – a pioneering jazz drummer born and bred in New Orleans before moving to Chicago and influencing countless trap clappers! Talking And Drum Solos was originally released as a 10-inch on Folkways, and as the title suggests it's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Mats Gustafsson & David Stackenas —
Blues ... CD Atavistic, 2005. Used ...
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One of the most beautiful albums we've ever heard from saxophonist Mats Gustafsson – a series of duets with guitarist David Stackenas, all done as tributes to blues greats of years past! As with other "tribute" projects by artists like Gustafsson or Ken Vandermark, the core ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Not an all together inappropriate title on this CD! Monsoon is basically a single, nearly 50 minute live untitled session slowly propelled by William Hooker's pounding drum work, Lee Renaldo's trademark hissy electric guitar effects washing over, and Roger Miller's electric bass and looping ... (Out Sound) read moreCD
Wild early work from avant jazz genius Joe McPhee – and a set that's actually pretty darn funky too! This rare indie release features 3 long tracks – two of which were recorded live, with a tight combo that includes a very funky drummer! The album kicks off with the hard wailing " ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A very unusual little album – even for a musician as experimental as Joe McPhee! This rare 1974 session has McPhee in a series of acoustic/electric duets with John Snyder – improvised numbers that feature Joe on trumpet, saxes, and a range of percussion instruments – plus Synder ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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Rova Sax Quartet —
As Was ... CD Unheard Music Series/Atavistic, 1981. Used ...
A seminal early album from Rova – initially released on the Metalanguage label in 1981. This Bay Area collective breaks out with a stark new sound – 4 saxophones intertwined in fierce improvisation, working their way through rough compositions dedicated to heroes and inspirations like ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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Sound In Action Trio (Ken Vandermark) —
Gate ... CD Atavistic, 2006. Used ...
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Some of the most compelling saxophone work we've heard from Ken Vandermark in a long time – played here with a simple, soulful quality that often reminds us of some of our favorite 60s work on the legendary ESP label, or Sonny Rollins at his most inventive! The trio features Vandermark on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A brilliant meeting of the minds! Tenorist Ken Vandermark pays tribute to the great Joe Harriott – the British modernist sax player, who's finally been getting some attention these days. Harriott was not only a fantastic player, but he also was an incredible writer – and the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Brilliant new work by the Vandermark 5 – Chicago's groundbreaking avant jazz ensemble headed by Ken Vandermark, and featuring Jeb Bishop on trombone, Kent Kessler on bass, Tim Mulvenna on drums, and Dave Rempis on alto and tenor. The group's got a poise and a brilliance that recalls the best ... (Jazz) read moreCD
More greatness from the Vandermark 5 – and proof that the genius of Ken Vandermark is burning brighter than ever! The set features 8 razor sharp tracks – including "The Trouble Is", "Ground", "In Focus", "The Cooler", and "Roulette". (Jazz) CD
The intensity of this group keeps on growing with each release – and this one is a blinding array of influences, tributes, and incredibly tight musicianship. The recording differs from earlier ones in that it's got a strongly pronounced guitar, played by Jeb Bishop, who also doubles on ... (Jazz) read moreCD