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
Nothing lost about this set, as Bobby Bradford's work is tight and focused throughout – and stands as a hip west coast contrast to early 80s avant jazz material from points east! There's a feel here that's a lot like some of the Nimbus Records albums of the time – material that's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Andrew Hill —
Shades ... CD Soul Note (Italy), 1987. Used ...
Andrew Hill works mostly in a trio here – a great group with Rufus Reid on bass and Ben Riley on drums – but also gets some help from Clifford Jordan's tenor on a few tracks, which really makes the album stand out from other Hill dates of the time! The core group is already great ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Glenn Horiuchi Unit A —
Fair Play ... CD Soul Note (Italy), 1994. Used ...
Soprano sax great Steve Lacy's brilliant run of solo, duo and trio efforts for Italy's Soul Note label from the early 80s to mid 90s – 6 great albums in one killer CD box set in the Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note series! The set includes Lacy's The Flame set ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(All albums come cardboard sleeve replicas of the original album covers!)
A killer tribute to the music of Herbie Nichols – played by a committed batch of modernists who are clearly inspired by his genius! Misha Mengelberg's in the group on piano – and his angular lines on the keys have plenty of Nichols and then some – lots of Misha's own inventive ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print. Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)
Max Roach continues the fine line of work with his fresh-voiced quartet of the early 80s – a very hip group that features a young Odeon Pope on tenor, plus Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet and Calvin Hill on bass! The work's similar to Roach's quartet sessions of the late 70s, although perhaps a ... (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
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
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
(Tray card and booklet have a cutout hole. Out of print.)