Jazz — Recently Added

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!


Thinking Out Loud
Trost (Austria), 2017. New Copy Gatefold
Plenty of bone-shaking going on here – thanks to work by this heavy power trio, recording in Chicago with all the harder-burning energy of the scene! Visitor Paal Nilssen-Love is on drums and percussion – playing with all the incredible twists and turns that always make his ... CD
Schraubenlieder (180 gram pressing)
Trost (Austria), 1988. New Copy
A very cool take on the older style of German lieder – but one that's taken up here by free jazz giants Sven Ake Johansson and Alexander Von Schlippenbach! You'll normally know Sven for his work on the drum kit – but here, he acts as a singer – but with a very freewheeling, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Thing (Austria), 2015. New Copy
Over the years, the mighty Thing trio has turned out to be a wonderfully collaborative group – and here they join forces with legendary guitarist James Blood Ulmer, who may well be serving up one of his best performances in years! The unbridled energy of the core group is well-known – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Discussions
Wide Hive, 2017. New Copy
CD...$9.99 14.99
The title's an apt one – as the music here is based on the improvisations from Roscoe Mitchell's earlier Conversations albums – but recast in a whole new way for an improvising orchestra! The group here features Mitchell on sopranino sax – a very strong voice out in the lead ... CD
Dog Star
Savant, 2017. New Copy
Jerry Bergonzi has been making records for decades – yet lately, he seems to be finding an even fresher way forward – with a set like this that can grab us right from the very first note, and having us get excited all over again about his music! Bergonzi's tenor sound is tremendous ... CD
Remembrance
Savant, 2017. New Copy
Pianist Danny Grissett is fantastic here – not just bursting out with so many deft colors and changes on both piano and Fender Rhodes, but also really showing some great strengths as a leader too! One of those strengths is the way he puts together the tunes – especially the more ... CD
Bringin' It
Mack Avenue, 2017. New Copy
Excellent large group material from Christian McBride – an artist who may well be one of the most hard-working men in jazz these days! McBride's big band is always a treat – as the group soars with a soulful energy that matches Christian's smaller group material, but really expands on ... CD
Bringin' It (180 gram pressing)
Mack Avenue, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Excellent large group material from Christian McBride – an artist who may well be one of the most hard-working men in jazz these days! McBride's big band is always a treat – as the group soars with a soulful energy that matches Christian's smaller group material, but really expands on ... LP, Vinyl record album
Live At The Village Gate
Hi Hat, 1975. New Copy
A full-on sonic assault from the version of Tony Williams' Lifetime that featured guitar from the pyrotechnic Allan Holdsworth – holding the spot in the group that John McLaughlin had famously taken at the end of the 60s – and pushing the combo with even more dynamic range than before! ... CD
Milestone/Bamboo, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
A great record by Paul Bley – one of his few forays into electronic music, and a set that's got a really striking feel right from the start! Unlike some of the gimmicky moog records of the time – or some of the noisier avant electronic sets – Bley finds a way to use the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Live At The Village Gate (180 gram pressing)
Hi Hat, 1975. New Copy
A full-on sonic assault from the version of Tony Williams' Lifetime that featured guitar from the pyrotechnic Allan Holdsworth – holding the spot in the group that John McLaughlin had famously taken at the end of the 60s – and pushing the combo with even more dynamic range than before! ... LP, Vinyl record album
Milestone/Dusty Groove, 1971/1972. New Copy
CD...$5.99 12.98
Two lost smokers from vibes legend Johnny Lytle – back to back on a single CD! The Soulful Rebel is lost early 70s set from Lytle – totally funky, but in a way that's very different than his famous 60s work! The album's got a sweet electric groove that comes not only from Johnny's ... CD
Big Man
Fantasy/Real Gone, 1975. New Copy
CD...$5.99 15.98
One of the last albums ever issued by the great Cannonball Adderley – and one of the most ambitious, too! The set's a concept album – done in close collaboration with David Axelrod, in a similar spirit to some of Cannon's projects on the zodiac or the bible – but this time turned ... CD
Messiah
RCA/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy Gatefold
David Axelrod takes on Handel's Messiah – and the result is an amazingly complex set of music – very similar to his earlier albums on Capitol Records, and his Warner work with the Electric Prunes! If you love the Axe, you'll find plenty to love here – spare, dark orchestrations, ... CD
Irene Schweizer & Joey Baron Live
Intakt (Switzerland), 2017. New Copy
A fantastic combination of players – both musicians who have an incredible ability to be all over their instruments at once, yet always somehow sound completely in control! Drummer Joey Baron's demonstrated this ability for years, but maybe not as strongly as on this recent album with ... CD
Cameo/Real Gone, 1963/1964. New Copy
Two great albums from a time when Maynard Ferguson was really hitting his stride – back to back on one CD! New Sounds is a really nice set, and very much in the best spirit of the excellent early 60s albums that Maynard cut for Roulette! As with those, there's some great players working in ... CD
Monk'estra Vol 2
Mack Avenue, 2017. New Copy
John Beasley hears great things in the music of Thelonious Monk – and he turns them into a whole new range of sounds and colors that really bring a fresh perspective to these famous compositions! Monk's got plenty of angles, and plenty of stop/start elements – and Beasley recasts these ... CD
Kindred Spirits/Art Yard (Netherlands), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 x 10 inch
A limited repress of two rare sets of material from Sun Ra and The Arkestra – served up here on very cool 10" vinyl! Record one begins with this wonderful spiritual number, "Along Came Ra" – performed live with some great lead vocals from June Tyson to start things out ... LP, Vinyl record album
Glare Of The Tiger (with bonus download)
Meta, 2017. New Copy 2LP
The groove of Adam Rudolph just keeps getting deeper over the years – to a point where here, he almost sounds like he's somewhere between the scenes of 70s electric Miles Davis, and some of the later cross-cultural experiments of Bill Laswell! There's a great layering of electric and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Guadi EP
Enid (UK), 2017. New Copy
The third release from this groundbreaking musical collective – and maybe their most compelling so far! As before, there's a fantastic melange taking place – elements of spiritual jazz, soulful funk, and lots more – but this time around, the sound is even more offbeat – ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated September 23, 2017


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