Rock-solid live material from the classic Cannonball Adderley Sextet – a combo who could usually groove even better on a concert date then they could in the studio! The album's one of a number of key live sides from Cannon in the 60s – and although it pre-dates his work on Capitol, it's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
There's a definite mellow tone here – not one that's sleepy, just laidback – as you might expect from an album that only features spare duet interplay between guitarists Bucky Pizzarelli and Howard Alden! The tunes are mostly standards, swung in a relatively traditional way – and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Howard Alden & George Van Eps —
13 Strings ... CD Concord, 1991. Used ...
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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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tim Armacost —
Fire ... CD Concord, 1996. Used ...
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A mighty jazzy Christmas from the Count Basie Orchestra – already great on their own in an instrumental mode – but joined here by a few different singers, including Carmen Bradford, Ledisi, and Johnny Mathis – all of whom add a little extra sparkle to the tunes! Pianist Ellis ... (Holiday Music) read moreCD
Bebop & Beyond (George Cables, John Handy, etc) —
Bebop & Beyond ... LP Concord, 1984. Near Mint- ...
Lineup features Warren Gale on trumpet, John Handy on alto, Mel Martin on tenor and curved soprano (!), George Cables on piano, Frank Tusa on bass, and Eddie Marshall on drums. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Dee Bell, Eddie Duran featuring Tom Harrell —
One By One ... LP Concord, 1985. Near Mint- ...
A rare live date from Art Blakey – recorded right around the same time as his Giants Of Jazz concert album for Atlantic in 1972! Like that set, this one features Blakey working with a group of bigger stars than his usual Jazz Messengers – a compelling assemblage of players that ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Terence Blanchard & Donald Harrison —
Discernment ... LP Concord, 1986. Near Mint- ...
A great reunion between vibist Gary Burton and bandoneon legend Astor Piazzolla – but one that's more in spirit than in reality! Piazzolla had passed on by the time of this set, but the session was still done very much on his terms – recorded in Buenos Aires, with a shifting array of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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A date that has a sweet trio of guitarists – Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, and Herb Ellis – swinging in easygoing, open-ended formation that allows for plenty of fast string interplay! Rhythm is from Joe Byrd on bass and Jimmie Smith on drums, and at times, the guitar-driven approach is ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The worthy, perhaps even superior second set in jazzy percussionist Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic Project – appropriately titled Love & Soul – with one of the most impressive rosters of women in soul you'd ever expect to see in one place! Guests include Natalie Cole, Chaka Khan, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An amazing look at the jazz side of Ray Charles – with 4 full albums on one 2CD set! The core featured album is Genius + Soul = Jazz – a wonderful chapter in the career of Ray Charles, and a key album in helping raise his respect level a notch or two in the early 60s! We might argue ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the most globally-conscious albums ever recorded by jazz singer Kurt Elling – a set that draws on material from around the world, and which takes Elling far past his usual mix of covers and original tunes! Kurt's voice is wonderful throughout, but really takes on fresh flavors in the ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Twin guitar jazz from Herb Ellis and Freddie Green – the former on lead electric, the latter on acoustic rhythm – playing together here in a nicely sprightly session from the 70s! The approach is lean, and really makes the best of both players – and next to Green's acoustic, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The title's no joke here, as Jon Faddis uses the record to pay tribute to a rich legacy of trumpeters before him – players like Dizzy Gillespie, Thad Jones, and Roy Eldridge – who he references here in both style and use of compositions. More than just a tribute set, though, the album's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
With Farlow on guitar, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Gary Mazzaroppi on bass – on titles that include "All Alone", "Nuages", "St Thomas", "Blue Art Too", and "One For My Baby". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great 70s set from vocalist Dave Frishberg – recorded with a relaxed, easygoing style that's perfect for his vocals! Dave plays piano almost as much as he sings – and on some tracks, instrumental modes dominate the first part of the tunes, then Frishberg's voice comes in and really ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Long tracks and plenty of room to move around – a perfect setting for the classic sound of the Red Garland Trio on Prestige! Despite the title, the album's not so much groovy as it is lyrically beautiful and filled with sensitivity – a key bridge between piano players of the mainstream ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the best later moments from the great Stan Getz – a set we might even place on the same level as his 60s work for Verve – and certainly at the same par as his records in the 70s for Columbia! Yet this set is quite different than that latter batch – as it has Getz really ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Stan's great early Concord albums – a surprisingly great period for his playing! The group here features James McNeely on piano, Marc Johnson on bass, and either Victor Lewis or Billy Hart on drums. (Jazz) CD
Jake Hanna was one of the strongest drummers to work for Concord Records in the 70s – and as a result, the label often gave him a chance to showcase his talents as a leader – including this well-done live date with trombonist Carl Fontana! Fontana's a later entry to the school of ... (Jazz) read moreCD