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


Ljubljana (180 gram pressing – with download)
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2017. New Copy Gatefold
A duet that's every bit as special as you might expect – a really wonderful meeting between pianist Craig Taborn and saxophonist Mats Gustafsson – both very well-matched players who seem to find a special sort of energy working with each other! Taborn's piano is as dark-tinged and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Live At Firehouse 12
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2017. New Copy
Think of this quartet as a string trio, plus vibes – and you'll definitely get the idea of the wonderful sound of this set! The group's led by Daniel Levin on cello, and also features Mat Maneri on viola and Torbjorn Zetterberg on bass – plus great vibes from Matt Moran, who's ... CD
Avant Noir
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2017. New Copy
A set of music that was initially inspired by Paul Auster's New York Trilogy – but which takes off in some very weird and wonderful directions of its own! Lisa Mezzacappa's music isn't nearly as straightforward as some other jazz/noir projects that have come out over the years – and ... CD
Da Mon/P-Vine (Japan), 1981. New Copy
One of the best records ever recorded by the Ambiance II Fusion Ensemble – a group led by sax player Daoud Abubakar Balewa – and grooving here in a mix of soul jazz and electric fusion that sounds pretty darn sweet overall! Daoud's got a pinched style to his reed work, creating a tone ... CD
Midnight Blue
Blue Note, 1963. Good+
Great great stuff – and for some folks, THE album by Kenny Burrell! This classic set features the guitarist in a quintet with Stanley Turrentine on tenor, Major Holly on bass, Bill English on drums, and the great Ray Barretto on conga – a really great lineup that sparkles with soulful ... LP, Vinyl record album
Loafer's Hollow
Hot Cup, 2017. New Copy
Fantastic work from a group who never fail to blow our minds – and who also seem to try out something different with each new record, yet never falter at all in their progress forward! Mostly Other People Do The Killing may have one of the longest names in jazz, but they've also got a brash ... CD
Now Hear This
Posi tone, 2017. New Copy
Ken Fowser's got an unassuming look on the cover, but he's got a sound that's growing more and more confident with each new record – to a point where he may well be one of our favorite new tenor players in recent years! Fowser's got a very soulful vision – one that comes through not ... CD
CBS/Friday Music, 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
A Japanese-only album from Weather Report – recorded early in the group's career, and with some of the same sort of freedoms that Miles Davis was getting on his own double-length dates from Japan! The tracks here are quite stretched out, and often adventurous – showing a marked ability ... LP, Vinyl record album
If Nothing Else
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2015. New Copy
A wonderful continuation of the spirit of the previous collaboration between trumpet and flugelhorn player Susana Santos Silva and bassist Torbjorn Zetterberg – but a record that also adds in a cool extra element with the organ of Hampus Lindwall too! The music has this spacious, open ... CD
Whatmusic (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
A wonderful live set from Argentinean jazz saxophonist Chivo Borraro – recorded in 1970 at the Buenos Aires Cricket Night Club! Chivo riffs away on tenor in a quartet line up that includes Fernando Gelbard on piano, Jorge Lopez Luis on bass and Pocho Lapouble on drums. The set runs through ... LP, Vinyl record album
Warming Up!
Vanguard, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A legendary set of firey jazz tracks recorded by trumpeter Dave Burns! This is one of Burns' few recordings as a leader, and it's a shame he didn't make more, because this one is stellar. The group features Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Harold Mabern on piano, and the great Billy Mitchell on tenor. ... LP, Vinyl record album
Awosting Falls (180 gram pressing)
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2016. New Copy Gatefold
A group who've got a pretty heavy sound for such a poetic name – hardly the lightness you'd expect from the stars – and instead a full-on wave of improvised sound from a mixed electric and acoustic lineup! The group features Kristoffer Berre Alberts on alto and tenor, Jamie Saft on ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ego/Organic (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy 4CD
A fantastic collection of work from the overlooked Ego label – four rare albums, originally issued only overseas! First up is Dwellers On The High Plateau, by pianist Vince Benedetti – soaring, spiritual soul jazz! The set's built around the piano and compositions of Vince Benedetti ... CD
Genie In My Soul
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1959. New Copy
An obscure trio session cut by pianist Gene Harris – a player who was lucky enough to have the same name as the leader of the Three Sounds, but was a different person entirely – and who only ever seemed to cut this one album! The session's got a surprisingly soulful groove – as ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1957. New Copy
Mellow modernism from Joe Puma – one of those guitarists who appeared on countless 50s sessions, then really seemed to disappear from records as the 60s wore on. This album's one of Puma's best – an easily swinging session that flows with warm group interplay, and which never seems to ... CD
Warne Marsh
Atlantic (Japan), 1957. New Copy
Genius, pure genius – and one of the few key sides by Warne Marsh as a leader! The album follows on Marsh's appearance with Lee Konitz on an earlier Atlantic album, but it really breaks free from the Konitz mode – and has an open, laidback sound that is instantly captivating – ... CD
Inside Hi-Fi
Atlantic (Japan), 1956. New Copy
A gem by Lee Konitz – one of his near-perfect 50s sessions for Atlantic! Lee's tone here is crisp, clear, and hauntingly fresh – modern, yet never academically so – and played with a dexterity that's incredible, but never too in love with itself to go too far. Key players on the ... CD
Astral Progressions
World Galaxy/Rings (Japan), 2017. New Copy
A masterpiece from trumpeter Josef Leimberg – a set that features guest appearances by Kamasi Washington, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – yet a record that has an amazing sound that's all its own! Washington's working in a blend of spiritual and electric jazz ... CD
Daylight Ghosts
ECM (Germany), 2017. New Copy
The moody title's a great one for this album by pianist Craig Taborn – given the spare melodies and ghost-like traces of sound that move the album forward! The album's a perfect match between Taborn's music and the ECM aesthetic – as space and air mean as much to the record as the ... CD
La Sombra
Lovemonk (Spain), 2017. New Copy
Sublime spiritual sounds from reedman Chip Wickham – part of the new revival of soulful 70s modes that we see in the music of Nat Birchall and Matthew Halsall! Chip lists both of these musicians as key influence in the notes, and we can definitely hear that in the music, too – which is ... CD
 
Updated February 20, 2017


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