Art Blakey in the 80s has just as much magic as in the 60s and 70s – and an album like this is key proof of that fact! The album's got a flowing, easygoing groove that's really great – kind of an extension of modes that Blakey first started hitting during the Prestige years – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Paul Bley, Charlie Haden & Paul Motian —
Memoirs ... CD Soul Note (Italy), 1990. Used ...
Excellent early 80s live set recorded in Switzerland, by a trumpet player who has truly established his own unique and beautiful vocabulary within the world of progressive improvised music. Like many of the New Thing players from the 60s, Dixon seemed to languish largely unrecorded throughout the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
This is not a traditional holiday album, but more an investigation and critisism of the season. There are two long tracks – "It's Christmas Again" and "Christina" with a mingling of solos and poetry, by Bruce Wright, recited by Roach. Players are Lee Konitz, Cecil ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Heavy soul, mixed with strings – one of the unique 80s sessions from the Max Roach Double Quartet! The core group features the piano-less formation that Max had been heading since the late 70s – Roach on drums, Phil Bower on electric bass, Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet, and Dayne ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An overlooked killer from Archie Shepp – a set that almost recalls some of the spiritual moments of his later Impulse work, and which definitely has him moving past some of the straighter sounds of this period in his career! Things are never too outside or free, but there's a balance with ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Mal Waldron —
Crowd Scene ... CD Soul Note (Italy), 1989. Used ...
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Mal Waldron's working here with some tremendous help on horns – Sonny Fortune on alto sax and Ricky Ford on tenor – both players who really bring a lot to the album! The set features two long tracks – each taking up a side of the record – and both numbers have a rhythmic ... (Jazz) read moreCD