Bold bass saxophone sounds from the overlooked Helmut Brand – a German player of the postwar years, and one with a sense of tone and texture to rival that of Gerry Mulligan at his west coast best! The work here is all previously unreleased, but shows Brand as one of the key reed innovators ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet bossa-tinged grooves from the 70s – but recorded in Switzerland, not Brazil! Guitarist Pierre Cavalli had plenty of experience with the scene in Brazil during the late 60s – and for these 70s sides, he really tries to recreate the best sounds of Rio from a few years back – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible document of the growth of the European jazz scene in the postwar years – a set recorded in Berlin, but featuring a host of the best players from all over the continent! The mix of musicians here is wonderful – similar to some of the great boder-crossing experiments from ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful lost work from Toby Fichelscher – a German bongo player with a hell of a great ear for an unusual groove – strongly demonstrated here in a set of previously-unreleased recordings! Toby draws plenty from American percussionists of the 50s – and works here in a modern ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Greetje Kauffeld —
Heaven's Open ... LP Sonorama (Germany), 1969/1973/1975/1986. New Copy ...
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Beautiful ballads from Dutch singer Greetje Kauffeld – a host of rare recordings from the 60s, 70s, and 80s – all pulled together in one nicely unified set! Kauffeld sings in English throughout, with a lush style that's very much on par with the most mature American vocalists of the ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A range of wonderful work from this excellent European singer – mostly pulled from obscure archives belonging to jazz musicians and frequent musical partners in the 60s – brought together here to make a full length that's every bit as great as her other albums! Almost all the cuts have ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rolf Kuhn —
Stop Time ... LP Sonorama (Germany), 1962. New Copy ...
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One of the coolest, grooviest albums we've ever heard from German reedman Rolf Kuhn – a set that not only features a fair bit of tunes penned by Horace Silver – but one that also includes lots of sweet Hammond from the great Ingfried Hoffmann! You might know Hoffman from his excellent ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A hip jazz treasure from early 60s Germany – and an album that's noteworthy not just for the two players featured in the lead, but also for pianist Horst Jankowski – who's much groovier here than on his easy listening work! Horst demonstrates some great jazz chops – and a strong ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Never-heard music from legendary trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff – easily one of the hippest talents on his instrument at the time of these recordings – a musician we'd easily rank right up there with American giants like Bob Brookmeyer or JJ Johnson! Albert's got the modern tones and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the all-too-few recordings of the great Brew Moore on tenor as a leader – a rare date recorded during the year of Moore's first appearance on the European scene – the start of a great 60s run that really had the saxophonist taking off overseas! Brew was already great on his ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An ultra-hip live set from bassist Oscar Pettiford – recorded in Germany during the late 50s stretch when he'd taken up residency overseas, and was making some great connections on the scene! This set definitely reflects Pettiford's reach at the time – as it's got an excellent group ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Never-heard work from the legendary bassist Oscar Pettiford – recorded at a time when he was making some very big waves on the European scene! During the 50s, Pettiford not only helped revolutionize the role of the bass in jazz, but also helped bring that instrument to new possibilities in ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A cool Swiss combo, very heavy on vibes – and featuring great work from the leader Remo Rau! Rau works here with piano, bass, and drums – but the groove is a lot harder and more swinging than other combos of that nature – such as the MJQ – thanks in part to Rau's very hard, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mario Rusca —
Reaction ... LP Dynia World/Sonorama (Germany), 1974. New Copy ...
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One of the greatest records we've ever heard from pianist Mario Rusca – a really open, fluid sort of set – and one that features electric bass in the trio, which really gives things a different sort of vibe! Mario plays acoustic piano throughout, but the use of electric bass (played by ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Swedish Modern Jazz Group (Nils Lindberg) —
Sax Appeal ... LP Sonorama (Germany), 1960. New Copy (reissue)...
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A fantastic set of Swedish modern jazz from the start of the 60s – a group organized by pianist Nils Lindberg, who also did the compositions and arrangements – but one that features killer contributions from saxophonists who include Lars Gullin on baritone, Rolf Billberg on alto, and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lucky Thompson & Barney Wilen —
Four Brothers ... LP Sonorama (Germany), 1960. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
A great recasting of the older four brothers jazz modes – that four horn chorus and solo format first created by Woody Herman with Stan Getz – given a much more modern twist here by a top-shelf lineup of players! The group has the American genius Lucky Thompson on soprano and tenor ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Klaus Treuheit Trio —
Nardis ... LP Sonorama (Germany), 1986. New Copy (reissue)...
A sweet little trio set – one that's virtually unknown, given the limited pressing run of the original album – but which stands as one of the best recorded in Germany at the time! The group here have a cohesive focus that's mighty nice – an ability to let loose with open, flowing ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album