Barry Altschul —
For Stu ... CD Soul Note (Italy), 1979. Used ...
An album dedicated to the late drummer Stu Martin – and a set that features some very dynamic drum work from longtime friend Barry Altschul! The album has Altschul really hitting some new notes in his music – stepping off with a bit more dynamic energy than some of his other 70s ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An unlikely pairing, but a great one too – quite an unusual chapter in the career of pianist Ran Blake – but in a way, a great set to unlock the soulful undercurrents that have always been in his music! About half the tracks feature the tenor of Houston Person joining in – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A real standout session from reedman Hamiet Bluiett – a record that's heavy on Afro-centric influences, with lots of heavy percussion at the bottom, and a rare jazz combo appearance for the time by trumpeter Hugh Masekela! There's kind of an earthy loft jazz sort of feel to the date – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Giorgio Gaslini —
Ballads ... CD Soul Note (Italy), 1998. Used ...
A great ode to Dannie Richmond's longtime musical partner Charles Mingus – who'd passed shortly before this session – done with styles and sounds that are quite different than some of Richmond's other work! The album's got a definite blue tone – Richmond really feeling Mingus' ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Bold work from Max Roach – great material from the piano-less quartet that features Odean Pope on tenor and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet! The style here follows strongly from Roach's Horo and Japanese recordings of the late 70s – as the album features one long track, with plenty of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A really unusual date for Tom Varner – a player we often hear in straighter company, but who works here in a very angular sort of mode! The group features no piano at all – just Varner's flugelhorn and the alto sax of Ed Jackson, out front of bass by Fred Hopkins and drums from Billy ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Lacy and Waldron always played together beautifully, and this haunting collection of duets is a perfect example of the sensitivity these two longtime associates brought to their sessions together. All of the tracks are Ellington or Strayhorn compositions, and titles include "Azure", ... (Jazz) read moreCD