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
A real gem of an album – one that we would have missed for sure, had it not been for the genius ears of the Unheard Music Series! Pianist Leo Cuypers leads a group that includes Willem Breuker, Han Bennink, and Arjen Gorter through a set of tracks that have an amazing blend of modernist ... (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
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
Sure, you can have all your 90s turntablists – just give us Christian Marclay! Back in the 80s, he was the only one forwarding the art side of the turntable away from hip hop – and even today, his work on the wheels of steel is unlike anything else to emerge from the recent array of ... (Out Sound) read moreCD
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Joe McPhee —
Nation Time ... CD Unheard Music Series/Atavistic, 1970. Used ...
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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
Long-overdue reissue of one of Ra's greatest moments! The song "Nuclear War" is to Ra's 80s career what "Space Is The Place" was to his 70s one – a bona-fide hit, played with a catchy groove, and a chorus that was a great hook into new audiences at the time. It's got a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Rova Sax Quartet —
As Was ... CD Unheard Music Series/Atavistic, 1981. Used ...
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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
A very nice little album – and one that moves way past the gimmicky nature that you might guess from the title! The Sun Ra influence is obvious – as it seems natural for the Chicago-based players to show a bit of respect to what's gone before them in the city. The Funkadelic twist ... (Jazz) read moreCD
John Tchicai & Irene Schweizer —
Willi The Pig ... CD Unheard Music Series/Atavistic, 1976. Used ...
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A fierce full-on quartet session – recorded live at the Willisau Jazz Festival in 1975, by a group that features Tchicai on alto and soprano, Irene Schweizer on piano, Buschi Niebergall on bass, and Makaya Ntshoko on drums. Tchicai's in fantastic form, playing one of the hardest performances ... (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
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