Very fluid later work from Count Basie – a set that has that nice open-ended Pablo Records approach, but which still comes across with that brilliant Basie groove that first emerged most strongly in the 50s! Players are a mix of young and old, and the group includes Grover Mitchell and Booty ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Louis leads a smoking big band – with keyboards by Nat Pierce and Russ Tompkins, and guitar from Mitch Holder – making for a nice mix of his older modes, and a bit of fusion, too! Titles include "Quiet Riots", "Carnaby Street", "Beyond Category", "Movi ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best posthumous releases by the legendary John Coltrane Quartet – and a set that really captures the group at a perfect moment – when they were really beginning to stretch out a lot, yet still in a style that was mostly inside! The material was recorded in Berlin and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jazzy Brazilian drummer Paulinho Da Costa lays down a set of tight fusion cuts recorded in the U.S., along with folks like Larry Carlton, James Gadson, and Philip Bailey. There's vocals on about half the tracks, and the sound is sort of LA studio fusion from the 70's, with a nice bit of Brazil ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve. Cover has some splitting on the top seam.)
Duke's Big 4 here are a quartet of jazz legends – Joe Pass, Ray Brown, and Louie Bellson – all working with Duke himself to serve up unique small combo versions of older Ellington full band classics! The mix of piano, guitar, bass, and drums is a bit unusual for Ellington – and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really well-titled set – as it offers up some more intimate takes on the Duke Ellington sound of the cusp of the 70s – with some especially nice trio and solo numbers that are well worth the price of the whole collection! The album starts with the amazing "Moon Maiden" ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dizzy Gillespie always had the hippest piano players. In the 60s, it was Lalo Schifrin and Kenny Barron – and in the 70s, it was the great Mike Longo, who gave Diz's best records a slow loping slightly funky groove that was perfect for Dizzy's trumpet style! This killer album by Longo was ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Oscar Peterson & Stephane Grappelli —
Skol ... LP Pablo, 1979. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
A beautiful pairing of Oscar Peterson and Stephane Grappelli – two artists who'd recorded together before, but who sound especially nice in this live setting! The group's a quintet – with the guitar of Joe Pass, bass of Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen, and drums of Mickey Roker – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Legendary recordings from the mighty Art Tatum – captured here in some late night studio sessions from early 50s LA – produced with just the right sort of laidback vibe by a young Norman Granz! Tatum could really shine the most in a setting like this – open, yet still very ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album