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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!


Han Bennink & Oscar Jan Hoogland

Goede Reis
ICP (Netherlands), 2020. New Copy
Drummer Han Bennink always has a way of picking the most creative improvisers to work with – and that's definitely the case here, as he teams up with Oscar Jan Hoogland – a musician whose main instrument is piano, but who also handles electric clavichord, record players, cassettes, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Joris Roelofs & Han Bennink

Icarus
ICP (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy
Fantastic work from a duo who can take familiar instruments, and make them come out sounding completely different and in all these weird and wonderful ways! You may already know this quality from drummer Han Bennink, whose work has delighted us for decades – and he's equally matched here by ... LP, Vinyl record album

Han Bennink & Oscar Jan Hoogland

Goede Reis
ICP (Netherlands), 2020. New Copy
Drummer Han Bennink always has a way of picking the most creative improvisers to work with – and that's definitely the case here, as he teams up with Oscar Jan Hoogland – a musician whose main instrument is piano, but who also handles electric clavichord, record players, cassettes, ... CD

Joris Roelofs & Han Bennink

Icarus
ICP (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy
Fantastic work from a duo who can take familiar instruments, and make them come out sounding completely different and in all these weird and wonderful ways! You may already know this quality from drummer Han Bennink, whose work has delighted us for decades – and he's equally matched here by ... CD

Steve Beresford & Han Bennink

B + B In Edam
ICP (Netherlands), 2000. New Copy
Delightful work from this amazingly creative duo – a pair of freely-improvising musicians, but also one who take things far from the familiar modes of free jazz! Han Bennink is incredible on the drums – able to move with stunning dexterity, but never in a way that's bombastic or ... CD
ICP (Netherlands), 1992. New Copy
There's a beautiful assemblage of players here – all working under that special Instant Composers banner that seems to create a special sort of magic – shifting sounds as the different players come together under the leadership of pianist Misha Mengelberg, who also structured most of ... CD

Miles Davis

Miles Smiles
Columbia, 1966. New Copy
Miles Smiles, but his grin is a wry one – given the angular energy of the set! The album's a landmark effort from the mid 60s quintet that includes Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – all of whom work without fail to capture Davis' newly emerging approach to ... CD
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

Ken Rhodes

Profile
Amayana/Sconsolato (Germany), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
That's Ken Rhodes, not Fender Rhodes – but the acoustic pianist is more than funky enough on his own – even without any electricity in the mix! The set's got this wonderful rhythm duo – drummer George Greene and bassist Joachim Knauer – who often come on with this really ... LP, Vinyl record album
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
Mindblowing trio work from Japanese pianist Yosuke Yamashita – in a group that's equally noteworthy for its incredible reed performances from the mighty Akira Sakata! The pairing of Sakata and Yamashita was one of the greatest things in Japanese jazz in the 70s, and certainly one of that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Bellwood/We Want Sounds (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
Long tracks, lots of open energy, and plenty of freewheeling solos too – just the sort of Japanese jazz album from the 70s we treasure so much! The group here is led by drummer George Ohtsuka – sometimes spelled Otsuka – and features Fumio Karashima on piano and Fender Rhodes ... LP, Vinyl record album

Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra

Nyjah's Theme/Little Afrika
P-Vine (Japan), 2021. New Copy
The Nimbus Records spirit lives again – on these two long tracks by the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra – a group who are best known for their famous recordings with Horace Tapscott, and who have a spiritual legacy on the LA scene that goes back to 1961! At some level, the record is a ... 12-inch, Vinyl record

Byard Lancaster

My Pure Joy
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1992. New Copy
A really obscure set from legendary reedman Byard Lancaster – a set that was issued late in the history of the spiritual jazz label Black Fire, but one that's every bit as essential as their music from the 70s! Lancaster works here often with just a bit of percussion in the background – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Futura/Souffle Continu (France), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
One of the most striking albums ever from French experimentalist Jef Gilson – and one of the most outside as well! The album's from the same vintage as some of Gilson's world jazz experiments on the Palm label, but the overall feel here is much more free – with Jef working on a fuzzy ... LP, Vinyl record album
RR Gems (Estonia), 2020. New Copy
There's nothing quiet about the way that Muriel Grossman approaches her music – as the saxophonist is one of the boldest, strongest voices in jazz in the past decade – one of the key proponents of the new spiritual underground, and a player who just seems to win us over more and more ... LP, Vinyl record album

Don Cherry

Om Shanti Om
Black Sweat (Italy), 1976. New Copy
Rare 70s work from Don Cherry, and one of the most perfect realizations of his organic music concept – a quartet session recorded for Italian broadcast, with long songs that have a very spun-out, meditative vibe! Cherry's on pocket trumpet, but is way more than a horn player – as his ... LP, Vinyl record album
Enja/Solid (Japan), 1984. New Copy (reissue)
Drummer Takeo Moriyama is best known to our ears as one of the key forces in the trio of pianist Yosuke Yamashita in the 70s – and he definitely continues that strong legacy here, but with a vibrant voice that's all his own! The session is maybe more pitched towards the spiritual side of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia/Denon (Japan), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
A really unusual set from the Japanese scene of the 70s – and a record that represents some of the higher pinnacles of their recording technology at the time! The songs here are billed as "Japanese traditional melodies by PCM Recording Systems" – and they are hardly ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jeff Parker & Rob Mazurek

Some Jellyfish Live Forever
Rogue Art (France), 2021. New Copy
A great reunion of the Jeff Parker/Rob Mazurek duo – a pair who've only continued to grow strongly in the years since their Chicago Underground classics – and who bring all that sense of energy to play in their music! The sounds here represent the deeper, more mature styles that both ... CD

Doug Carn

Infant Eyes
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy
An undisputed 70s soul jazz classic – and arguably the best album that Doug Carn ever cut for the Black Jazz label! The set is a masterpiece of spiritual jazz – with Carn on keyboards setting up the groove, and wife Jean singing some incredible vocals – very different than her ... CD
Sam Records (France), 1975. New Copy
Never-issued live material from one of our favorite jazz musicians of all time – the mighty Billy Harper, a tenor saxophonist who took the initial legacy of John Coltrane, then really ran with it in the 70s! The album is stunning right from the very first note – a perfect encapsulation ... LP, Vinyl record album
United Artists/Loneos Editions (Netherlands), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
One of the great space rock records of the 70s – the sublime debut from Embryo – a group who were a lot more unique than most of their contemporaries! Embryo's almost more of a jazz fusion combo than a progressive rock one – and some of their later efforts have them working with ... LP, Vinyl record album
Svart (Finland), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP
An incredible collection of modern jazz from Finland – a set that brings together four different releases, all originally issued only as on vinyl as 7" single EPs! First up is an early set from saxophonist Eero Koivistoinen – very freewheeling material that's in a 60s modern ... LP, Vinyl record album
Vanguard/Culture Factory, 1971. New Copy (reissue)
One of the most stripped-down records from the early years of Larry Coryell – but one of the most powerful, too – as the record sometimes has Larry singing along with his guitar, in an effortless blend of trippy rock and jazz! The date's a live one – and the trio features Marvin ... LP, Vinyl record album

Lloyd Miller

Near And Far East
East West/Ascensionale (Italy), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
One of the most evocative albums ever recorded by the enigmatic Lloyd Miller – a set created at Brigham Young University, in Utah – but filled with a mix of different styles from the other half of the planet! Miller plays a variety of stringed instruments and percussion – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Futura/Souffle Continu (France), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
An amazing meeting of two of the most revolutionary talents on the European jazz scene of the early 70s – American expat Sahib Shihab, blowing some of his most exotic reeds ever – and pianist Jef Gilson, working here on electric keys and ondioline! The album's got a sound that echoes ... LP, Vinyl record album
Love/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Trumpeter Terumasa Hino at a level that's quite different than most of his early work in Japan – recording in New York, and using a very spiritual approach – one that's clearly influenced by some of the other players in the session! The album features one long track – a bit ... LP, Vinyl record album
TDK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy Gatefold
Groundbreaking work from Japanese trumpeter Terumasa Hino – recorded on an early trip to New York, back in 1970, working with a sextet that includes some of his own Japanese players, like drummer Motohiko Hino and pianist Hideo Ichikawa, plus the great American bassist Reggie Workman! The ... LP, Vinyl record album

Holdsworth/Warleigh/Mathewson/Spring

Warleigh Manor – The Ron Mathewson Tapes Vol 1
Jazz In Britain (UK), 1979. New Copy
Really unique work from legendary guitarist Allan Holdsworth – a return to much more adventurous jazz music after years of famous material in a rock-fusion mode – working here alongside reedman Ray Warleigh – who is also at his most expressive as well! The tapes were recorded ... CD
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1973. New Copy
A much-needed slice of work from Juju – the group who later transformed into spiritual funk ensemble Oneness Of Juju! Juju only recorded two full albums in the early 70s, so this unissued live set is a key addition to their catalog – and the whole thing's got this bold quality that's ... CD

Angel Bat Dawid & Tha Brothahood

Live
International Anthem, 2021. New Copy
Angel Bat Dawid is a completely mesmerizing artist on record, but she's even more mindblowing in a live setting – where she seems to channel the energy of the skies and the planet into her music – brimming over with righteous energy that guides the rest of the group with a hell of a lot ... CD

Hasaan Ibn Ali (Hasaan)

Metaphysics – The Lost Atlantic Album
Atlantic/Omnivore, 1965. New Copy
A lost jazz treasure from one of the most enigmatic pianists of the 60s – the legendary Hasaan, who recorded famously with Max Roach on Atlantic Records, but who also left behind this rare session that's never seen the light of day until now! Hasaan hails from Philly, where he was a player ... CD

Yosuke Yamashita

Yosuke Yamashita Trio
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1973. New Copy
A searing lost performance from this legendary group – the amazing Yosuke Yamashita on piano, working here with Akira Sakata on alto and clarinet, and Moriyama Takeo on drums – a unit that was one of the greatest improvising trios on the planet at the time! Sure, many folks look to the ... CD

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto

Midnight Sugar
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1974. New Copy
The midnight sugar here comes from pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto – who's playing with a soulful, bluesy sort of style – one that reminds us a bit of Ray Bryant back in the 60s, but which also comes across here with a fair bit of lighter, lyrical touches as well! As with other Three Blind ... CD

Yoshisaburo Sabu Toyozumi

Water Weed (2021 Record Store Day Release)
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
Two long, beautiful improvisations from a trio led by percussionist Yoshisaburo "Sabu" Toyozumi – and balanced wonderfully with reeds from Mototeru Takagi and bass from Takashi Tokuhiro! The music is very careful and quiet at the start, as each player finds these small, almost ... LP, Vinyl record album

Wadada Leo Smith with Milford Graves & Bill Laswell

Sacred Ceremonies (3CD set)
Tum (Finland), 2021. New Copy 3CD
Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith teams up here with two different legends in avant jazz – bassist Bill Laswell and percussionist Milford Graves – in a triple-length collection that offers up the music in three different settings! Smith and Graves work together on CD1 – a sublime set of ... CD

Wadada Leo Smith

Trumpet (3CD set)
Tum (Finland), 2021. New Copy 3CD
Fantastic work from trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith – maybe one of the few musicians who could hold us completely rapt throughout a 3CD presentation of completely solo material! The work was all recorded over the space of a few short days, in a church in Finland – and Smith uses his many ... CD
Nimbus/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
One of our favorite records ever on the legendary Nimbus label – a special home to spiritual jazz on the west coast at the end of the 70s – and crucial for giving us some really unique talents like this! Adele Sebastian may have only ever cut this one album as a leader, but she's a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Blue Note/BGO (UK), 1976/1978. New Copy 2CD
A trio of Earl Klugh albums from the mid-to-late 70s – Earl Klugh, Living Inside Your Love and Magic In Your Eyes – in a 2CD set! Earl Klugh is the guitarists debut – a player whose sound went onto dominate late 70s fusion in a big big way! Klugh's clearly stepping here into a ... CD

Roberto Miranda's Home Music Ensemble

Live At Bing Theater – Los Angeles 1985
Dark Tree (France), 1985. New Copy
A never-issued live performance from the Nimbus Records scene in LA – a spiritual gem that features bassist Roberto Miranda in the lead, working with some key other players from the city at the time! Miranda's always been one of the secret heroes of the underground west coast scene – a ... CD

Jalen Baker

This Is Me This Is Us
Outside In, 2021. New Copy
Jalen Baker is a vibist, and he gets big props in the notes from Warren Wolf – which means a lot to us, as Wolf is one of our favorite contemporary players on the instrument! But it also looks like Jalen might be giving him a run for his money – as the young musician is also a hell of ... CD

Willie Jones III

Fallen Heroes
WJ3, 2021. New Copy
Drummer Willie Jones III just keeps on winning us over more and more with each new release – serving up his own music on his own label, and really keeping a strong fire burning throughout! The set begins with a strong drum solo, dedicated to Ndugu Chancler – but right after that, ... CD

Billy Bang

Lucky Man (3LP set)
BBE (UK), 2021. New Copy 3LP Gatefold
One of the most compelling albums in years from Billy Bang – and that's really saying a lot, given how much compelling music he's recorded! The set is put together in conjunction with a fascinating documentary on Bang's life, music, and time spent fighting in Vietnam – an experience ... LP, Vinyl record album

Clarence Peters

Magnetic Atmosphere
Clarence Peters/SeriE.WOC (Belgium), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
A spiritual jazz gem from the Paris scene at the end of the 70s – maybe the only album ever issued with drummer Clarence Peters as a leader, and a set that gets some strong help from the Steve Lacy side of the scene! The tracks are all long, and build up from long-flowing modal energy – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nimbus/Pure Pleasure (UK), 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
BTF (Italy), 1979. New Copy
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Quality/Matsuli (UK), 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
Amazing work from South African jazz legend Dudu Pukwana – a rare album from 1969, plus a never-issued set of tracks done for Atlantic Records at the same time! The core album, titled Dudu Pukwana & The Spears, features Dudu on alto, in the company of a lot of familiar players from his ... LP, Vinyl record album
United Artists/Loneos Editions (Netherlands), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Early prog jazz genius from the mighty Embryo – and an album that perfectly fuses their love of world rhythms and electric jamming grooves – at a level that made them one of the coolest groups on the European scene at the time! Core work here is by a trio – and the percussion by ... LP, Vinyl record album

Eero Koivistoinen

Original Sin
Scandia/Svart (Finland), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
The rare fourth album from Finnish reed legend Eero Koivistoinen – his first on a proper jazz label, but still a pretty darn obscure set overall! Although only 25 at the time, Eero's already showing a real maturity in both his solo structures, and his overall conception of his music – ... LP, Vinyl record album
ICP (Netherlands), Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 52CD & 2DVDset
An amazing document of this legendary improvising collective – material recorded over the span of many years – from 1967 to 2009 – and featuring some of the most important free jazz players on the planet! CDs include albums ICP 001 through ICP 050, and the set also features two ... CD
 
Updated June 19, 2021


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