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
(Out of print.)
Toshiko Akiyoshi —
Finesse ... CD Concord, 1978. Used ...
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A wonderfully intimate set from pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi – quite different than her bigger band records of the 70s, but equally great in its own way! The album's a great throwback to the earliest days of Akiyoshi on record – as it has the pianist really opening up in a trio setting, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
70s live material from singer Ernestine Anderson – half from the Concord Jazz Festival, half from a London performance at Ronnie Scott's – hence the title! The first half has this swinging jazz festival vibe – Ernestine really reaching out to win over the crowd with her charms, ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
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
(Out of print. One track is highlighted on the tray card, but against the black bakground it's quite subtle.)
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
Titles include "Doctor Drums", "Isn't It So", "Subterfuge", "New York Second Line", and "Duck Steps". With Blanchard on trumpet, Harrison on alto, Mulgrew Miller on piano, Lonnie Plaxico on bass, and Marvin Smitty Smith on drums. (Jazz) LP, 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) LP, Vinyl record album
Joanne Brackeen —
Havin' Fun ... LP Concord, 1985. Near Mint- ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great trio here – with Cecil McBee on bass and Al Foster on drums! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox —
Essentials ... CD Concord/Universal (Argentina), 2016. Used ...
Bob Brookmeyer —
Oslo ... LP Concord, 1986. Near Mint- ...
A quartet session – with Alan Broadbent on piano, and Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone! Original titles include "Tootsie Samba", "Oslo", "Later Blues", and "Who Could Care". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
The female all star Mosiac Project led by drummer, percussionist and vocalist Terri Lyne Carrington – with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Esperanza Spaulding, Nona Hendrix, Sheila E, Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson, Patrice Rushen, Geri Allen and many more! This project is a celebration of the best ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant work throughout – both of Ray Charles' classic country albums on a single CD package! Volume one is the stuff of legends – and what seemed a silly idea at the time was true proof of Ray's genius – the most successful album of his career and a bona-fide number one hit ... (Soul) read moreCD
Brilliant work throughout – both of Ray Charles' classic country albums in a single package! Volume one is the stuff of legends – and what seemed a silly idea at the time was true proof of Ray's genius – the most successful album of his career and a bona-fide number one hit that ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rosemary Clooney & Woody Herman —
My Buddy ... LP Concord, 1983. Near Mint- ...
Kurt Elling turns his talents towards the music of the Brill Building – completely transforming a host of pop and soul classics in the process! The songs are familiar, but the music's got all the careful balance of some of Elling's best records in recent years – definitely jazz all the ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
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) CD
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
One of the first statements of greatness from tenorist Scott Hamilton – a young player who emerged in the late 70s, but one with a definite old school sound! Scott blows here with a wind that's plenty good – very deep-toned, and with a raspy, honest quality that almost takes us back to ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the top seam and some light wear.)
One of the greatest Joe Henderson albums of the 70s – a suite of tracks dedicated to the four elements – and served up with some great accompaniment from Alice Coltrane! The style here is a wonderful mix of Coltrane's spirituality and Henderson's down-to-earth soulfulness – in a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Jazz Dispensary Top Shelf Series Astral Travelin – on 180 gram vinyl!)
We really loved Jazzmeia Horn on her debut, but this time around she really knocks it out of the park – to a point where we're ready to list her among our top few favorite jazz vocalists – a short list that includes Betty Carter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Shirley Horn! We're not easy ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Delightful later work – with a bit of a Brazilian twist, too! Features cuts that include "Dindi", "Samba Do Aviao", "Star Sounds", "Wheelers & Dealers", and "Crystal Illusions". (Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
JJ Johnson —
Vivian ... CD Concord, 1992. Used ...
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Not the normal trio set you might expect – because on half the tracks, Hank Jones plays Fender Rhodes – which makes for a very different sound than usual! The record nicely alternates between Jones on acoustic and electric – and Hank manages to give some of the Rhodes tracks this ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
A gorgeous Concord debut from New Orleans singer Quiana Lynell! She's backed up here by an impressive group of jazz players including Cyrus Chestnut, Ed Cherry and others, but it's Quiana's beautiful voice and lovely take on timeless songcraft that make this one so special. Includes takes on ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Wonderful work from singer Tania Maria – an extended selection of some of her best cuts recorded for Concord Records! Maria first got her start in Brazil, then recorded in France, but eventually found a very welcome home in the California climate of Concord Records – the Bay Area label ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A stunning live set from Tania Maria – recorded with her Viva Brazil combo in a mode that's very similar to her classic recordings from 70s France! The sound here is great – Tania on keyboards and vocals, with backing only from bass, drums, and percussion – a spare framework that ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Dave McKenna —
Key Man ... LP Concord, 1985. Very Good ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mighty nice setting for Carmen McRae, and a bit different than usual too – especially given that the backing group is a pretty soulful tenor/organ combo! Jack McDuff handles the Hammond, and Red Holloway plays both tenor and alto, with some nice comping from Phil Upchurch on guitar in the ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A beautiful box set, with equally beautiful contents – three different 10" LPs that replicate the original vinyl release of the material from the famous 1953 Jazz At Massey Hall concert – a legendary concert, with a previously-unmatched quintet of superstar bop players – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album