One of the best albums ever by this legendary Chicago trio – a great example of the way that records on the Nessa label can really get to the heart of artists' intentions! The trio of Henry Threadgill on reeds, Fred Hopkins on bass, and Steve McCall on percussion have never sounded better ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A well-titled set, given that Fred Anderson's been a missing link in Chicago jazz for many years – a bold tenorist with qualities that reach back to the heavy sax generation of the 50s, and a creative improvisor who's kept the AACM ideals alive and well in the Windy City for years! The ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An unlikely, but amazing meeting of the avant jazz minds – a classic set that has LA trumpeter Bobby Bradford coming into play with the UK Spontaneous Music Ensemble, led by drummer John Stevens! The material was recorded, almost spontaneously, on a holiday trip Bradford made to London in ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best studio albums ever from the legendary Von Freeman – and a date that really captures some of the careful essence of his live performances in Chicago! Unlike the previous Atlantic album, which tried to fit Von into a more expected bag, this easygoing Nessa session really lets ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful later album from 50s cool jazz saxophonist Warne Marsh – one that really has an incredible focus on his tone! With his combination of a warm full tone and cool post-Tristano phrasing, Marsh has one of the most singular voices on the tenor, and one of our favorites! This mid 70s ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Nessa pressing. Cover has a small spot of tape.)
One of the boldest performances we've heard from Roscoe Mitchell in years – a beautiful live set performed in dedication to the late Fred Anderson – at Chicago's Constellation performance space, a music club that's picked up the torch from Anderson's legendary Velvet Lounge! The sound ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Roscoe Mitchell —
Nonaah ... LP Nessa, 1977. Used 2LP Gatefold ...
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A seminal session from Roscoe Mitchell – beautiful work recorded for the small Nessa label, and a real testament to the fragile beauty of his music! Some of the tracks are solo, and others feature Roscoe in shifting groups with other AACM players – a duet with bassist Malachi Favors, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really wonderful album by Roscoe Mitchell and his semi-electric "sound ensemble" – a group that's as devoted to the exploration of sonic space as they are the expression of improvised jazz. The work's got a wonderfully fragile quality – like some of the best Mitchell work ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some stuck-on cellophane on back.)
Lucky Thompson featuring Tete Montoliu —
Body & Soul ... LP Ensayo/Nessa, 1970. Very Good ...
Lucky Thompson blows with the Tete Montoliu trio, in this warmly soulful set of tracks recorded in Spain in 1970. The set features a number of short straight ahead numbers that are different from some of Thompson's work in the US during the time – much more in the mode of his earlier work, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album