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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!


FPE, 2017. New Copy
One of the deepest records we've ever heard from Nicole Mitchell – and that's saying a lot, given all her other fantastic albums! This richly-textured piece was first commissioned in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the AACM – that legendary jazz organization of which Mitchell is a ... CD
FPE, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
One of the deepest records we've ever heard from Nicole Mitchell – and that's saying a lot, given all her other fantastic albums! This richly-textured piece was first commissioned in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the AACM – that legendary jazz organization of which Mitchell is a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Acrobat (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
Rare work by one of the greatest saxophonists on the London scene in the 50s and 60s – Jamaican alto player Joe Harriott, who really burst into flame when he traveled overseas! This package brings together a few different slices of Harriott recordings during these important years – the ... CD
Glitter
Posi tone, 2017. New Copy
Amanda Monaco is a guitarist who plays with a style that's as colorful as the cover image – but one that's also nicely hard-edged, in a way we maybe weren't expecting, given her sweet smile – and set up perfectly in a soul jazz-styled combo! Amanda's got a clean, tight line – ... CD
State Of The Art Live
Blue Note (Italy), 2017. New Copy 2CD
Beautiful work from one of our favorite Italian jazz musicians in recent decades – trumpeter Fabrizio Bosso, who we'd easily rank next to some of our top talents in the US! This set captures Bosso in a wonderfully open, unadorned setting – working with a great quartet, on a double-lengt ... CD
Origami
WeJazz (Finland), 2017. New Copy
The trio's led by drummer Jaska Lukkarinen, but the player here who really grabs us is tenorist Jussi Kannaste – whose rich, soulful style really makes the record shine! In truth, the whole combo is great – bassist Antti Lotjonen has these round, bold lines that always hint at funk, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Made In America
Smoke Sessions, 2017. New Copy
A fantastic set from one of our all-time favorite saxophonists – a musician who gave us a flurry of wonderful albums in the 80s and 90s, but hasn't graced the record racks as much in recent years! Fortunately, Bobby Watson's lost none of his charms at all – and really sounds beautiful ... CD
Edun/Ascensionale (Italy), 1966. New Copy (reissue)
One of the real highlights of the Argentine jazz scene of the 60s – a seminal album from pianist Ruben "Baby" Lopez – easily one of that country's greatest jazz musicians in the decade! Ruben's got a sound that opens up with the lyrical sense of space and tone first ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nimbus, 1983. New Copy (reissue)
A lost spiritual jazz classic from pianist Nate Morgan – maybe the musician's best-remembered moment, and for good reason too! The set's got this soaring, spiritual vibe that's much more early 70s than you'd guess from the date of recording – a post-Coltrane spirit with lots of modal ... LP, Vinyl record album
Gearbox (UK), 1990. New Copy (pic cover)
Never-issued late work from the mighty Sun Ra – a single that features an extended solo piano piece on "Hello Mr Schimmel" – a track that's a really great reminder of how much we love Ra in this format! For anyone who's ever thought of Ra as a trickster, or as an avant ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Katharsis/Earmeal/Presens
Columbia/BGO (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD
A trio of albums from Swedish guitarist Janne Schaffer – brought together in a single set! First up is Katharsis – a record that catapulted the artist from his home in the Swedish scene to big international fame – hot on the heels of a number of key guitar solos that Schaffer ... CD
Sagittarius
Mondo/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1975. New Copy
A fantastic album by one of the greatest funky keyboard players of the 70s! Frank Cunimondo may have never made it out of his native Pittsburgh during much of the decade, but albums like this will forever ensure that his name be known in the ranks of groovers everywhere! The album features Frank ... CD
December Avenue
ECM, 2017. New Copy
A really great setting for trumpeter Tomasz Stanko – working here with his New York Quartet, a group who seem to bring out the warmer side of his style! Stanko's been making records for years – and working on ECM for a good amount of time – but his more recent efforts are ... CD
Posi tone, 2016. New Copy
The title of the album might sound a bit whimsical, but the music of saxophonist Roxy Coss is hardly that at all – and instead a rock-solid approach to rhythm and tone that's very well-crafted throughout! The set features Roxy on saxes and bass clarinet – some shifting sonic elements ... CD
Reach
Mack Avenue, 2017. New Copy
Christian Sands is a mighty warm piano player – a musician who's clearly got a great reach and range on the keyboard, but always comes across with a very personal, spontaneous sort of vibe! Sands could clearly overstate his case if he wanted – but he's also one of those pianists who ... CD
Simultonality
Tak:Til/Glitterbeat (Germany), 2017. New Copy
Josh Abrams just keeps on getting better and better as the years go on – to the point where he's a leader who's emerging with one of the proudest, most righteous visions in jazz! Abrams has played for years in the company of others – and his contributions have always impressed us ... CD
Speechless
Posi tone, 2017. New Copy
A record that's definitely got us speechless – as we had no idea that Champian Fulton was such a wonderful pianist! The record takes off from the very first note with a burstingly rhythmic sound, and a deft command of the keyboard that maybe takes us back to the generation of Erroll Garner ... CD
Turn This Mutha Out
Kudu/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
A great late 70s chapter in the career of funky drummer Idris Muhammad – moving into very different territory here than his early soul jazz with Lou Donaldson, and even his earliest solo material too! David Matthews arranged the tracks, and he's given them a slick but soulful sound, with lots ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sutro Park, 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
One of the weirdest records Sun Ra ever made – music to accompany the strange film Space Is The Place – which itself was an odd mixture of science fiction and blacksploitation-type action! The sounds here are sometimes in the usual Arkestra mode – wonderfully exotic rhythms mixed ... LP, Vinyl record album
Honky Tonk Popcorn
King, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
Funky funky Hammond – a rare late 60s album from organist Bill Doggett, done with some help from James Brown – and a set that's unlike anything Doggett ever recorded before – or since! There's a blasting groove to the record right from the start – thanks to help from The ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated April 25, 2017


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