A nice overview of the Concord Records work of guitarist Laurindo Almeida – a player who'd floundered a bit before coming to the label, but then hit a very welcome return to small combo jazz! The material here is quite different from some of the easy listening or bigger ensemble albums that ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A really sweet session that's very much in the mode of Almeida and Byrd's classic bossa-styled work! The set features the pair playing together in a jazzy acoustic guitar mode – working through a host of Brazilian numbers with backing provided only by the percussion of Milt Holland, plus ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
(Cover has light wear.)
Ernestine Anderson —
Sunshine ... LP Concord, 1980. Used ...
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One of Ernestine Anderson's great sets for Concord – very soulful, with trio backing from Monty Alexander on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Jeff Hamilton on drums. (Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
Patricia Barber —
Smash ... CD Concord, 2013. Used ...
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Ancestral Messages is a bold, proud record that really lives up to its title – a batch of tunes that has Ray leading a strong combo with Ray Vega on trumpet and Jay Rodriguez on tenor and flute – both tightly woven into a strong-voiced frontline that gives the record a tremendous amount ... (Latin) read moreCD
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
An essential record from Gary Bartz – one of two albums he cut with Andy Bey, and the killer group he was calling his NTU Troup! Andy's vocals are incredible – light years ahead of anything he did with his sisters, and similar to those he laid down on his own solo album for Atlantic, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Jazz Dispensary Top Shelf Series Astral Travelin – on 180 gram vinyl!)
The complete recordings of a really lost time in the career of Tony Bennett – mid 70s sides cut for the tiny Improv label – an indie home to Bennett at a time of waning fame, and a place where he recorded some surprisingly exceptional work! The approach here often echoes that of the ... (Vocalists) 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 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
A real all-star lineup – with Wynton Marsalis on trumpet, Bobby Watson on alto, Bill Pierce on tenor, James Williams on piano, and Charles Fambrough on bass! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers —
New York Scene ... CD Concord/Bellaphon (Germany), 1984. Used ...
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Overlooked genius from Art Blakey's 80s years – a time when he was recording for a variety of smaller labels, but turning out work that was every bit as fresh and vibrant as his sides from the 60s and 70s! As always with the Jazz Messengers, the group's filled with up-and-coming jazz talents ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Terence Blanchard & Donald Harrison —
Discernment ... LP Concord, 1986. Near Mint- ...
Hipper than you might think, especially for Concord! Features percussion from Willie Bobo, guitar from Joe Diorio, trombone from Bob Brookmeyer, and Fender Rhodes from Arlette McCoy! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Two older Concord albums from guitarist Charlie Byrd – back to back in a single set! First up is Sugarloaf Suite – a trio date that features Byrd's wonderful acoustic guitar, playing lots of Brazilian-tinged sounds – with help from Joe Byrd on bass and Wayne Phillips on drums! ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A jazz guitar double-header – two older albums from the classic Great Guitars series packaged in a single set! First up is Great Guitars At The Winery – a date that has a sweet trio of guitarists – Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, and Herb Ellis – swinging in easygoing, open-end ... (Jazz) read moreCD
With Jeannie Cheatham on vocals and piano, Jimmy on trombone, Dinky Morris on tenor and baritone, Snooky Young on trumpet, and Curtis Peagler on alto and tenor. Titles include "Permanent Solution", "Daddy O", "Goin Down Slow", "Detour Ahead", and "Homewa ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A sweetly stepping session of bluesy jazz vocals from Jeannie Cheatham – outwardly a trad-oriented record, but done here with some nice light west coast touches that really capture the best of the Concord groove of the early 80s. There's a gentle swing to the tracks that reminds us of some ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A sweetly stepping session of bluesy jazz vocals from Jeannie Cheatham – outwardly a trad-oriented record, but done here with some nice light west coast touches that really capture the best of the Concord groove of the early 80s. There's a gentle swing to the tracks that reminds us of some ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice little sleeper – a straight hardbop set in a fierce Young Lions mode, featuring tenorist Jeff Clayton and trumpeter John Clayton, in a quintet with Patrice Rushen on piano and Ron Eschete on guitar. Titles include "Big Foot", "Watergate Blues", "Yo Mama", ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A surprising later gem from Rosemary Clooney – a record that has her working with a late version of the Count Basie Band, and really hitting a very swinging groove! The group at this point is directed by Grover Mitchell, and the arrangements have that old Basie bounce – a style that ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
The title here shouldn't be Rosie Sings Bing, but Rosie Swings Bing – because on this late 70s session, Clooney does a great job of updating older Crosby standards – taking them into much hipper small combo jazz territory, and really shaking them free of some of their over-remembered ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Al Cohn is one of those players who continued to stay great, even as the years went on – still growing and developing his amazing skills on tenor, although often without all the flair and fanfare of his contemporaries! But when Cohn got the right setting to show his skills, he could really ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Al Cohn, Scott Hamilton, & Buddy Tate —
Tour De Force ... LP Concord, 1982. Used 2LP Gatefold ...
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Lots of long old school jam session tracks, with plenty of tenor action! Titles include "Rifftide", "Bernie's Tune", "Soft Winds", "Blues Up & Down", and "Let's Get Away From It All". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Dave Frishberg's always getting some fun out of life – given the way he pens these witty little tunes, and sings them with a hell of a lot of charm! And this album's one to feature Frishberg at all his charming best – still with the jaunty, edgey qualities we love so much in Oaklahoma ... (Vocalists) 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 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) LP, Vinyl record album
Great material from George Wein's 1972 tour under the Giants Of Jazz name – the same group that was also recorded by Atlantic Records. This set comes from November of 72, from Switzerland – with Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, Sonny Stitt on alto and tenor, Kai Winding on trombone, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album