Jazz — Recently Added

A wealth of jazz in many styles -- bop, hardbop, soul jazz, spiritual, rare groove, modal, improvised music, funk, free jazz, fusion, avant garde, and trad!


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Sonorama (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
Swedish saxophonist Lars Gullin made some amazing records in the 50s and 60s, but most folks have never heard these tracks before – as they represent some lost tapes that are surprisingly great, and which will be a key addition to his catalog! Gullin's baritone is wonderful here – ... CD
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Sonorama (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
Swedish saxophonist Lars Gullin made some amazing records in the 50s and 60s, but most folks have never heard these tracks before – as they represent some lost tapes that are surprisingly great, and which will be a key addition to his catalog! Gullin's baritone is wonderful here – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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International Anthem, 2016. New Copy
A full record's worth of extra music from Makaya McCraven's In The Moment – a totally unique record from the drummer – and a great one too! The set's built around improvised performances recorded over the period of a year – with some of Chicago's best underground jazz talents, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Left Side Of Life
Enja (Germany), 2016. New Copy
Tenoris Seamus Blake makes a great appearance on this quartet session from drummer Vladimir Kostandinovic – able to soar with the urgency that Vladimir can bring to his more uptempo numbers, then cool things down with long, drawn-out soulful solos at the mellower moments – creating a ... CD
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Les Touches Noires
Futura (France), 1996. New Copy
Overlooked genius from French pianist/arranger Jef Gilson – a really free-thinking spirit who's probably best known for his older albums on the Palm label and on MPS – but who sounds equally wonderful here in a late-life session from the 90s! The format here is every bit as strong as ... CD
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Xanadu, 1978. New Copy
Bob Berg's always been a heck of a great tenor player, but he sounds especially great on this early album as a leader – a tight and soulful session cut with Cedar Walton on keyboards, Al Foster on drums, and Tom Harrell on trumpet! The groove here is freewheeling but straightforward – ... CD
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Fantasy, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 4LPs
Psychedelic, funky, cosmic soul jazz from the deep archives of the late 60s and 1970s-era Fantasy family of labels – a 4LP Cosmic Stash by a who's who of favorites – with Bernard Purdie, Eddie Jefferson, Ronnie Foster, Isaac Hayes, Blackbyrds, Johnny Hammond Smith, Paulinho Da Costa, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Savoy, Mid 40s. New Copy
A great little 12 track LP that compiles some of Lester Young's small combo work for Savoy – featuring backing by players that include Count Basie, Freddie Green, Shadow Wilson, Cozy Cole, Roy Haynes, and Junior Mance. Titles include "June Bug", "Blue Lester", "Blues ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Savoy, Mid 50s. New Copy (reissue)
Early and brilliant work by the MJQ – recorded at a time when the combo's idea was quite unique, and when its execution was still filled with a lot of creative energy! The group, of course, features the core duo of Milt Jackson and John Lewis – and bass chores are handled by either ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Fanfares
Gondwana (UK), 2016. New Copy
The title's a great one for this indie album from Gogo Penguin – because the music's got a sense of fanfare and majesty right from the start – a cascading blend of piano, bass, and drums – but in a way that's quite different than a standard jazz trio! Gogo Penguin are a group who ... CD
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Price You Got To Pay To Be Free
Capitol/Dusty Groove, 1970. New Copy
Fantastic work from the massive electric years of the Cannonball Adderley Quintet – one of the group's last records to feature the keyboards of Joe Zawinul – and also one of the heaviest from the time! The set's a double-length gem that presents the group in an open live setting – ... CD
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Music You All
Capitol/Dusty Groove, 1971. New Copy
Killer work from the same sessions that gave the world Cannonball Adderley's classic Black Messiah album – live material from an extended stretch as the Troubadour club in LA – featuring a very righteous, freewheeling version of Cannonball's group! The lineup features some wonderful ... CD
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Debut/Jeanne Dielman (Italy), 1965. New Copy (reissue)
A key early album by Albert Ayler – a mindblowing record even all these many years later, and a key introduction of Ayler's music to the rest of the world! The set begins with a compelling spoken introduction from Albert – really taking the time to introduce himself and his new ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Motema, 2016. New Copy
Drummer Jaimeo Brown returns to the territory of his previous well-received Transcendence album – but shifts the sound slightly here – by mixing in inspiration from older work songs, instead of the gospel elements of the previous set – while creating music that's equally powerful ... CD
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Doxy, 1960. New Copy
Great live material from one of the most important pairings in modern jazz – recorded during the last months that John Coltrane was working with the Miles Davis Quintet! Davis and Coltrane are working here on a live date from Copenhagen in March of 1960 – playing on 3 long tunes that ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Doxy, 1960. New Copy
A really unusual performance from the mighty John Coltrane – recorded in Germany in 1960, with an amazing group that features Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – stepping out from Miles Davis to give Trane a very special groove! These guys give the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Modern/Ace (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy
Killer work from the great Joe Houston – one of our favorite R&B tenor saxophonists of the 50s, and one of the most hard-blowing too! Joe's got roots in Texas, but cut plenty of great work on the LA scene of the decade – really pushing his roots into hard-swinging, fast-romping ... CD
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Impro/Sun Records (France), 1977. New Copy
Bold, raw live work from Archie Shepp – mostly inside, but played with a heck of a lot of soul and feeling throughout! The set features Archie's quartet with Siegfried Kessler on piano, Cameron Brown on bass and Clifford Jarvis on drums – a really no-nonsense group that's perfect for ... CD
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Melanoia
Enja (Germany), 2013. New Copy
Drummer Dejan Terzic has a nice way of putting together sounds and colors here – working in these angular modes that are sometimes choppy, sometimes cascading – and awash with flurries of notes from a group that's only a quartet, but which comes on with a much stronger presence! The ... CD
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Dedication
Enja (Germany), 2016. New Copy
Anke Helfrich handles a trio of great keyboards here – Fender Rhodes, piano, and harmonium – sometimes strongly tuneful, other times more as engines of sound – which are balanced nicely with the strong work of Tim Hagans on both trumpet and flugelhorn! The record's far more than ... CD
 
Updated May 01, 2016


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