Monty shows off his Carribean roots on this one – working in a quintet format that includes steel drums by Othello Molineaux! The mixture of soul jazz piano and steel drums is a surprisingly fresh one – making for some grooves that have a sweet west coast sort of feel – a bit ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful live set from these two legendary A&M Records talents – united for years at a personal level, and working beautifully here at an artistic one as well! The setting is a small combo one – a jazz quartet led by Herb's trumpet, and mostly featuring Lani's wonderful vocals ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A key moment in the career of vocalist Ernestine Anderson – a record that not only returned her to the public eye after a flurry of initial sides in the late 50s and early 60s, but which also finally helped Anderson find a sound that worked! The album's done with backing by the Monty ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Carlos Barbosa Lima —
O Boto ... CD Concord, 1997. Used ...
The Maybeck solo series produced plenty of greatness when it was going on – and one of the greatest moments was this sweet solo set from Kenny Barron! Barron's one of those players we never get tired of – and while we love him in group and trio settings, he's equally magical here ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great old school session from George Benson – and maybe one of his best albums in years! The setting of the album is just what you'd expect from the title – a tribute to the late, great Nat King Cole – with vocals by George that have an uncanny way of matching Cole's phrasing, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Long, lean live energy from Art Blakey and a well-remembered version of The Jazz Messengers – a group that includes both Branford Marsalis on alto and Wynton Marsalis on trumpet – plus great tenor from Bill Pierce as well! The vibe is nicely different than the 60s years of the group ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
With Terence Blanchard on trumpet, Branford Marsalis on alto and soprano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Al Foster on drums. Titles include "Zingaro", "Dr Chang", "Cosmonaut", and "Estilo Magnifico". (Jazz) CD
Guitarist Jim Hall is a player who's always realized he sounds best in a small, intimate setting – whether in his 50s trio recordings with Jimmy Giuffre, or his 60s classics with Bill Hall, or his 70s experiments with bassist Ron Carter – and this live date for Concord really revives ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Al Cohn —
Nonpareil ... CD Concord (Germany), 1981. Used ...
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A wonderfully-titled set for Art Farmer – working here in a warm valley of sound, and blowing in that open, spacious tone that marked so much of his best later work! The group's a quartet – with Fred Hersh on piano, Ray Drummund on bass, and Akira Tana on drums – all sort of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Stefon Harris & Blackout —
Urbanus ... CD Concord, 2009. Used ...
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Don't let the cover put you off – as the album's got all the deep soul and subtle touches we've come to love in the music of Stefon Harris over the years! There's just a slight urban undercurrent to the record, and if anything, the inventive rhythms and shifting instrumentation reminds us a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Perhaps the best to date from trumpeter Marquis Hill – still a young player, but he plays with a depth of Chicago soul jazz history in his musical DNA, even as he brings in profoundly modern touches! Marquis was splitting his time between Chicago and NYC by the time The Way We Play was ... (Jazz) read moreCD
We fell in love with the music of Takuya Kuroda on his debut record as a leader for Blue Note – but the trumpeter really blows our mind here on this second set – which really explodes with new musical possibilities from the very first note! Kuroda's crisp, compressed trumpet is very ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Harold Land/Blue Mitchell Quintet —
Mapenzi ... CD Concord, 1977. Used ...
A real lost gem from the mid 70s – and one of the few albums ever recorded by the Harold Land/Blue Mitchell lineup! The group's got a warm fire that follows nicely off of Land's work with Bobby Hutcherson in the early 70s – but which also benefits from Mitchell's strongly flowing ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Tania Maria —
Piquant ... LP Picante/Concord, 1981. Used ...
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Great stuff! Tania Maria's first few years recording in the US were some of her best – and this excellent groover on Picante features some very tight Brazilian jazz tracks, cut with a small combo of west coasters, and produced by Cal Tjader with a smooth jazzy vibe. The overall sound is ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A massively expanded package of music – filled with previously unreleased gems! The 2CD set features a landmark collaboration between John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk – two generations of jazz modern, working here to create some really incredible music! The core of this material is ... (Jazz) read moreCD