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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!


Trad Vibe (France), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
The second album by Cortex – the obscure French jazz group that's been a favorite of funky collectors for years! The group's got a strong fusion-driven groove on this set – with plenty of tight drumming, hard riffing, and spacey keyboards that give the tunes a nicely soulful finish. ... LP, Vinyl record album

Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger

Force Majeure
International Anthem, 2020. New Copy
Dezron Douglas and Brandee Younger are two of our favorite jazz musicians to emerge in the past decade – and this set of duets may well be some of the greatest work that either artist has done on record to date! The setting is unique – material pulled from live stream broadcasts that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
The last album in a legendary run of music from keyboardist Doug Carn – his final album for the Black Jazz label, and a set that pushes even farther than his previous efforts! Jean Carn isn't in the group this time around, but the set does feature a totally great twin-vocal approach – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Northern Spy, 2021. New Copy
Strong solo work from saxophonist Darius Jones – a set that really lives up to both the "raw" and the "lone operation" in the title – as Jones blows here in a space that's very much all his own – with raw emotionality in the spotlight all the way through! Yet ... CD
IDA/Elemental, 1987. New Copy
Pure magic from saxophonist Barney Wilen – captured here at a point when his powers were really back in full force, and when he seemed to be at his most soulful when handling a gentle, easygoing sort of tune! The ballads in the title are definitely out in full force – served up in a ... CD

Prince Lasha Ensemble

Insight
Columbia/Dusty Groove, 1966. New Copy
CD...$6.99 12.98
Tremendous work from the legendary Prince Lasha – a rare UK-only date from 1966 – and one that has the reedman working away from more familiar contemporaries like Sonny Simmons and Eric Dolphy! The approach on this session is very unique – as Lasha includes harp with the ... CD
Blue Note, Early 60s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
One of the greatest Donald Byrd albums ever – a smoking live performance spread out over two different records – all with some of the tightest, most grooving work that Byrd ever recorded in his early years on Blue Note! Part of the strength of the set is the group – as Don's ... LP, Vinyl record album

Mario Rusca

Monochrome Blues
Mono Jazz (Italy), 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The first record we've heard in years from Italian pianist Mario Rusca – and a set that really lives up to the strength of all of his classic material from back in the day! The album's a beautifully recorded set – done in mono, which seems to bring an even richer quality to the sound ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jazz In Britain (UK), 1970. New Copy
Some of the greatest work we've ever heard from legendary British guitarist Ray Russell – a set that was not issued to the public at the time, but recorded especially for the BBC – and with a sound that's every bit as striking as his famous albums for CBS! There's maybe a slightly more ... LP, Vinyl record album

Tullio De Piscopo

Suonando La Batteria Moderna
Vedette/Dialogo (Italy), 1974. New Copy
Legendary drummer Tullio De Piscopo is all by himself on the cover, and that's how he sounds on the record – just playing solo, but with amazing grooves that hardly make you miss the other instruments at all! Tullio's got a long legacy in both jazz and club music – yet this set may be ... CD

EABS

2061
Astigmatic (Poland), 2022. New Copy
Fantastic work from EABS – a combo who continue to amaze us with the diversity of sounds they create, and the depth of feeling they can get from a mix of acoustic and electric instruments! There's maybe an even deeper spiritual vibe going on here than previous records – music that's ... CD
RGS (Argentina), 1960. New Copy
Very early work from this legendary Argentine saxophone player – and a set that already shows the tenor of Horacio Chivo Borraro stretching out in ways that would be come more internationally known in the 70s! The format's a live one, as you'd guess from the title – and the group is ... CD
Verve, 1962. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
One of Oscar Peterson's biggest records ever – one of those albums we turn up time and time again when digging through classic jazz collections – and for good reason too, given the lasting power of the set! The album's got a rock-solid sound that's filled with soul – almost a bit ... LP, Vinyl record album
Decca (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
A crowning moment of genius from trumpeter Harry Beckett – a musician who's graced a heck of a lot of records over the years, but who really knocks it out of the park with this amazing early session as a leader! Harry's work on flugelhorn is worth the price of admission alone – bold, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jazzman (UK), 2023. New Copy
Maybe the greatest music we've heard so far from Nostalgia 77 – a group who started many years back as a jazz-referenced project – but one who here are definitely a fully-fledged combo with a very spiritual vibe! As before, producer Benedic Lamdin is at the helm of the lineup – ... LP, Vinyl record album

Count Buffalo & His Rock Band (Akira Ishikawa)

Exciting Drums – African Rock Party
Columbia/Lawson (Japan), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
The drums are definitely exciting here – really tight rhythms that drive most of these cuts into a funky frenzy – even if the groove is more based on American soul of the late 60s than the African rock promised in the title! Most of the tunes are covers, but remade here as really hip ... LP, Vinyl record album

Nat Birchall

Ancient Africa
Ancient Archive Of Sound (UK), 2021. New Copy
A really beautiful record from reedman Nat Birchall – a solo set, but one that's got the same spiritual flow as his records with a group – as Nat himself handles a number of different instruments over the course of the set, using overdubs to give the whole thing the same spiritual flair ... LP, Vinyl record album

Tullio De Piscopo

Suonando La Batteria Moderna
Vedette/Dialogo (Italy), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Legendary drummer Tullio De Piscopo is all by himself on the cover, and that's how he sounds on the record – just playing solo, but with amazing grooves that hardly make you miss the other instruments at all! Tullio's got a long legacy in both jazz and club music – yet this set may be ... LP, Vinyl record album
Decca/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A massive Fender Rhodes set from early 70s Belgium – the kind of set that never shows up on this side of the Atlantic, and which is pretty darn rare in its home territory too! Keyboardist Jack Van Poll has a wonderful sense of space on this set – a way of letting the tunes build simply ... LP, Vinyl record album
Blue Note, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
A funky nugget from the second Blue Note chapter of guitarist Grant Green – that wonderful point when he shifted into more funk-based styles from his hardbop work at the start – and found a way to unlock a whole new side of his talents! The approach here is similar to some of the funky ... LP, Vinyl record album

EABS

2061
Astigmatic (Poland), 2022. New Copy
Fantastic work from EABS – a combo who continue to amaze us with the diversity of sounds they create, and the depth of feeling they can get from a mix of acoustic and electric instruments! There's maybe an even deeper spiritual vibe going on here than previous records – music that's ... LP, Vinyl record album

Matthew Halsall

Changing Earth EP
Gondwana (UK), 2022. New Copy
CD...$9.99 13.99
Four sublime tracks from trumpeter Matthew Halsall – all of which work together to give this EP release all the spiritual power of his full length albums! Halsall has a sense of majesty here that's undeniable – the continuing evolution of that style that's grabbed us strongly for over ... CD

Masahiko Togashi with Don Cherry & Charlie Haden

Session In Paris Vol 1 – Song Of Soil
King/We Want Sounds (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
One of the greatest records ever from Japanese drummer Masahiko Togashi – a rare European session that features the talents of Don Cherry on trumpet and Charlie Haden on bass! The session's one of Cherry's most compelling performances from the time – a really loose and free date that ... LP, Vinyl record album

Elton Dean, Steve Miller, & Pip Pyle

Home Brewed
British Progressive Jazz (UK), 1976. New Copy
A fantastic session from the 70s UK jazz scene, and one that's maybe as important to fans of the Canterbury scene as well – given the unusual legacies of the three players involved! The music is definitely jazz, though – fairly improvised, and recorded live with work from Elton Dean on ... CD
Cortizona (Netherlands), 2023. New Copy
A record as unique as its title – a set led by saxophonist Devin Brahja Waldman, but done with a soaring ensemble spirit that takes us back to 70s material by Eddie Gale or The Descendants Of Mike & Phoebe! Part of the record's charm is the presence of vocals from Janice Lowe – a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Blue Note (Germany), 1964. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic session of 60s "new thing" jazz – and one of our favorite early records by Joe Henderson – exactly the kind of album to show why his emergence in the decade was such an important new voice in jazz! The album features some incredibly hard playing from Joe – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nimbus/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1983. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
A great group recording from pianist Horace Tapscott – recorded in LA in the early 80s, but done with all the righteousness and spirituality of his earlier albums! Tracks are long and exploratory, but also relatively lyrical too – stretching out with a style that's never too "outsi ... LP, Vinyl record album

Lloyd Miller

Middle East
East West/Ascensionale (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A record that features the legendary multi-instrumentalist Lloyd Miller exploring the Middle East – but one that seems to also open up with some other cultural flavors as well! There's a bit less jazz here than some of Miller's other sets from the time – as instrumentation is very ... LP, Vinyl record album

Yosuke Yamashita with Muhammad Ali

April Fool – Coming Muhammad Ali
URC/Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
An incredible album, and an incredible cultural moment as well – as Japanese avant piano legend Yosuke Yamashita pays tribute to the great Muhammad Ali – on the occasion of his visit to Japan for the World Heavyweight match in 1972! Half the record features instrumental selections with ... LP, Vinyl record album

Shamek Farrah & Norman Person

Shamek Farrah & Norman Person Live
Heritage Industries/BBE (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Saxophonist Shamek Farrah is best known for a pair of legendary 70s albums on the Strata East label – but he was still working strongly in the American jazz underground for years after that – as you'll hear on this brilliant batch of live recordings from the end of the 80s! The album ... LP, Vinyl record album
Impulse, 1962. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A legendary meeting of two classic jazz talents late in their careers – in a setting that's ideal to bring out all the complexity of their well-honed genius! The approach of the album is mostly an Ellington one – as the group features some of Duke's stalwarts, like Ray Nance on trumpet ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nimbus/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)
An overlooked gem from west coast vibist Ricky Kelly – a player who only cut a small number of records, but who was kind of an 80s equivalent to some of the hippest Bobby Hutcherson work of the 70s! This album's a bit different than some of the more avant work on the Nimbus Records label ... LP, Vinyl record album

Nat Birchall

Afro Trane
Ancient Archive Of Sound (UK), 2022. New Copy
One of the most beautiful, spiritual albums ever from saxophonist Nat Birchall – and that's really saying a lot, if you know his other records! As you can guess from the title, the spirit of John Coltrane looms large on the record – and the tracks are a mix of Coltrane classics and new ... LP, Vinyl record album
Universal/Sam Records (France), 1958. New Copy
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by pianist Ronnell Bright – a player best known for his accompaniment behind famous vocalists, like Sarah Vaughan and Nancy Wilson – but who's also a jell of a jazz musician when he gets to shine on his own! This rare date was cut in Paris ... LP, Vinyl record album

Chet Baker, Helen Merrill, & Others

Passaporto Per L'Italia
RCA/Dialogo (Italy), 1962. New Copy (reissue)
A very cool album from the Italian branch of RCA Records – and a set that features a host of artists from other nations who briefly stopped over in Italy, and recorded some of these gems for the label! There's a core energy to the set, which balances contributions from a few key artists, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Modern Harmonic, 1986. New Copy
The legendary Sun Ra is certainly a prophet in jazz – but here, the word has a different meaning – as it refers to the Prophet VS keyboard, which Ra used for the first time in this mid 80s recording! Sun Ra is no stranger to electronics – he was coming up with all sorts of weird ... LP, Vinyl record album
Praxis/Strut (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)
Really unique recordings from the Sun Ra Arkestra – material recorded in Egypt in 1983 – juxtaposed with sessions from percussionist Salah Ragab and the Cairo Jazz Band! The work here has much more of a "jazz meets world" sound than some of Ra's other recordings – and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jazz In Britain (UK), 1961. New Copy
Never-issued material from modern jazz giant Joe Harriott – and a set of tracks that stands strongly next to his classic albums Free Form and Abstractions! The energy of those records is definitely present here – as Harriott's late 50s hardbop styles are taking shape with more modern ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dutch Jazz Archive (Netherlands), 1968. New Copy
A lost smoker from the legendary tenorist Hank Mobley – recorded relatively late in his career, at a time when his music on Blue Note was really taking some great new directions! The approach here is maybe a bit more straightforward than those records, but still completely amazing – as ... CD
Rebirth/P-Vine (Japan), 1985. New Copy
Later work from reedman Wendell Harrison and the Tribe Records scene – a set that's got a slightly tighter feel than some of his earlier work, but still a relatively soulful vibe overall! Harrison leads the group on tenor, flute, and clarinet – but there's definitely a collective vibe ... CD

Enrico Rava

Pupa O Crisalide
RCA/Dialogo (Italy), 1974. New Copy
A totally wonderful early project from trumpeter Enrico Rava – very different than just about anything we've ever heard from him, as the record's bubbling over with joy and life, and seems to encompass a globe's worth of influences! Rava's trumpet gets plenty of showcase in the set, amidst ... CD

Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Band

Egypt Strut (with bonus tracks)
Strut (UK), 1974. New Copy
Amazing grooves like you've never heard before – seminal sides by Salah Ragab and his Cairo Jazz Band – work done by the percussionist who'd also worked with Sun Ra, but who's even more amazing here on his own! As you can probably guess from their name, the ensemble was an Egyptian one ... CD

Don Rendell

Odysseus Suite
British Progressive Jazz (UK), 1970. New Copy
A brilliant lost album from British reedman Don Rendell – an unreleased 1970 session that was done after his famous 60s work with trumpeter Ian Carr – and a set that is every bit as modern and far-reaching as those well-known classics! As you might guess from the title, the album's ... CD

Thesda

Spaced Out
Left Ear (UK), 1979. New Copy
CD...$9.99 19.99
A record that's hardly spaced out at all – and which instead is a really righteous blend of funk, jazz, and a bit of soul – all served up here by an obscure Maryland band at the end of the 70s! There's a wonderful confluence of energy going on here – some spiritual jazz in the ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), 1969/1970. New Copy
CD...$8.99 19.99
Fantastic work from a group who are way more than just the sum of their name! The combo is definitely jazz, only a bit rock, and really provide a funky experience on most of their numbers – in the same sort of wicked blend of acoustic and electric jazz elements that you'd find on MPS Records ... CD

Emphasis

Emphasis
Swiss Pick/Sonorama (Germany), 1975. New Copy
CD...$8.99 16.99
A rare bit of funky fusion – with some really great guitars and keyboards! The original album is quite rare – recorded in Switzerland, and only issued in a handful of copies back in the mid 70s – but the groove here is tight enough to rival that of bigger fusion heavyweights on ... CD

Jonny Teupen

Love & Harp A La Latin
Vogue/Sonorama (Germany), 1965. New Copy
CD...$8.99 19.99
Sublime sounds from the legendary Jonny Teupen – the harpist best known for his freaky sides for MPS, heard here in an earlier set of bossa nova tunes! The approach is quite unique, and really warmly wonderful – Jonny's sweetly lyrical lines on harp, mixed with gentle bossa rhythms, ... CD

Mladen Bobby Gutesha

Und
Sonorama (Germany), 1972. New Copy
CD...$7.99 18.99
A really unique little album – a righteous blend of funky jazz, vocal chorus, and soulful leads – recorded in the German scene of the early 70s! The group features a number of key players from the MPS side of the funky jazz spectrum – and the record feels like some of the best ... CD

Robert Aaron

Trouble Man
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2010. New Copy
CD...$4.99 16.99
Robert Aaron is an unusual figure on the New York scene – a farther part of the no wave scene in its glory days, yet also a musician who was also playing outside on the streets around the town too – maybe something you wouldn't guess from his image on the cover! This set brings back ... CD
Impulse, 1963. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
The title's exploding with Mingus, and the album is too – a completely classic effort for Impulse Records that's easily one of Charles' best of the 60s! Things are reigned in somewhat from the Mingus years at Atlantic or Candid, but the sound is still great – almost more focused than ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated February 08, 2023


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