A compelling blend of jazz styles and gospel roots – one that has Fontella Bass joining forces with spiritual singers Martha Bass and David Peaston – with a bit of AACM backing thrown in for good measure! The vocals really stretch out strongly on the set – sometimes following ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A brooding little album from pianist Andrew Hill – played with an excellent trio that includes Alan Silva on bass and Freddie Waits on drums and percussion! Hill's angular lines on piano really direct the action of the set – often moving with a tentative quality that's pretty great ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A sweet CD box set of sax titan Lee Konitz's work for the Italian Soul Note label from the end of the 70s to the early 90s – 5 albums together in a fantastic set in the Complete Black Saint & Soul Note series! The set includes the late 70s recorded Live At Laren album by the Lee Konitz ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Oliver Lake —
Edge-Ing ... CD Soul Note/Black Saint (Italy), 1994. Used ...
The cover looks a bit kitschy and electric, but the album's a real back to basics album for Oliver Lake – a standout set from the time, and a wonderfully soulful session throughout! The album has Lake playing alto sax throughout – working with a hip quartet that includes Charles ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Buell Neidlinger's String Jazz —
Locomotive ... CD Soul Note (Italy), 1988. Used ...
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Buell Neidlinger's got a real string-driven thing going on here – but the sound still sparkles strongly, thanks to great work on drums and tenor! The core energy of the group comes from Neidlinger's bass, the violin of Brenton Banks, and mandolin of John Kurnick – but there's also some ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Historic Concerts indeed – as the meeting of Max and Cecil Taylor must have been quite an event! As he did on other late 70s sessions – particularly those with Archie Shepp and Anthony Braxton – Max proves that he's quite willing to experiment, and works beautifully in the spare, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The record features Cecil's Segments II Orchestra Of Two Continents – with trumpets by Enrico Rava and Tomasz Stanko, bass by William Parker, drums by Rashied Bakr and Andre Martinez, and saxes by John Tchicai, Frank Wright, and Jimmy Lyons. Titles include "Winged Serpent", "Wo ... (Jazz) read moreCD