A rare Italian album from Chet Baker – wonderfully cooking small group work that's a far bit greater than his more familiar "with strings" session recorded in Italy during the same period! The album's got Chet working with an array of great players from the local scene – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label stereo Orpheum pressing.)
Beady Belle —
Dedication ... LP Jazzland (Norway), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
Beady Belle never lets us down – and even though the lady's been making music for well over a decade, she still turns out some of the most consistently thoughtful soul we can think of! Forget the fact that the singer's on a Norwegian label, as the lyrics here are all in English, backed by ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The soulful tenor of Eddie Lockjaw Davis meets the modernist bop sounds of Johnny Griffin in another one of their fierce two-tenor sides from the early 60s! The group on here includes the always-amazing Horace Parlan on piano, plus some lively drumming from the oft-overlooked Ben Riley. This one's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing.)
Joe Harriott —
Southern Horizons ... LP Jazzland/Down At Dawn (Italy), 1960. New Copy (reissue)...
About May 8, 2020 (delayed)
Excellent! This record is one of the lost chapters in the career of the great British alto player Joe Harriott. The session was recorded before Joe's experimental "Abstract" release, and way before his "Indo Jazz Fusions" experiments – but it's still an excellent session ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite albums ever from Harold Land, and a great set that has a hard soul jazz feel – despite the "west coast" in the title. Harold's playing with a great group that includes Barry Harris, Joe Gordon, and Sam Jones – as well as guitarist Wes Montgomery, who's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer set of grooves from vibes legend Johnny Lytle – one of the first and one of the few to ever combine vibes with Hammond organ – in this case, the work of Milt Harris on the keys! The group is a very rhythmic trio, thanks to Harris on the bass pedals, and Penny Hinant on the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label Orpheum pressing. Cover has aged tape on all seams, light surface wear, and a name in marker.)
An unusual record for vibist Johnny Lytle – one that has him breaking from his usual trio formation, to work in a super-tight lineup that includes some soul jazz heavyweights! The sound's quite different than Lytle's usual mix of organ and vibes, but still pretty darn great – thanks to ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing. Cover has some thin stains around the edges on back.)
An interesting little LP that compiles alternate takes from Monk's classic album for Riverside – Monk's Music – the session that featured the unique twin tenor lineup of John Coltrane and Coleman Hawkins. The album features 4 different alternates of tunes from that set – "Nut ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Jazzland pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks for a bit on one track, but rest is nice. Cover has some light wear, and seam splitting all around, but not detached.)
Frank Strozier —
Long Night ... LP Jazzland, 1961. Near Mint- ...
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An incredible album, and one of Strozier's best! The record is an excellent example of the maturity and modernism that was coming out of the Chicago jazz scene as it hit the early 60s – and it features Strozier's soulful alto in the company of some of the city's best players, like pianist ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has light edge wear.)