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Hook & Sling
Tuff City/Funky Delicacies, Late 60s. (reissue)
LP ... On January 11, 2019
Excellent compilation of tight funky New Orleans tracks by the great Eddie Bo. You may know him from his classic sample cut "Hook & Sling", but there's loads of other great cuts on here, most of which never got reissued, and which never turn up on original 45s. Hot cuts here include ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)
Wasted
Tuff City/Funky Delicacies, Early 70s.
LP ... On January 11, 2019
An essential bit of funkiness from this obscure New Orleans funk combo! The Gaturs' frontman was keyboardist Willie Tee – who went on to greater fame as a jazz and session player – but we like him best at this early point, when he was wailing away on organ in a tight choppy small group ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)
Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. (reissue)
LP ... About March 8, 2019
One of the grooviest Brazilian albums you could ever hope to buy – and one that's not even from Brazil, either! This little gem was recorded in France in the early 70s – but it's got a swinging groove that's very similar to the work of Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 during the 60s ... LP, Vinyl record album (Brazil LP)
Mr Bongo (UK), 1972.
CD ... About March 8, 2019
One of the grooviest Brazilian albums you could ever hope to buy – and one that's not even from Brazil, either! This little gem was recorded in France in the early 70s – but it's got a swinging groove that's very similar to the work of Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 during the 60s ... CD (Brazil CD)
Continental/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. (reissue)
CD ... About March 1, 2019
Incredible! This is one of Tom Ze's best albums ever – and it's monsterously hard to find. The record is a fantastic blend of post-Tropicalia styles – and it features some strange arrangements that perfectly illustrated Ze's insane approach to songwriting. As with much of Ze's music, ... CD (Brazil CD)
Continental/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. (reissue)
LP ... About March 1, 2019
Incredible! This is one of Tom Ze's best albums ever – and it's monsterously hard to find. The record is a fantastic blend of post-Tropicalia styles – and it features some strange arrangements that perfectly illustrated Ze's insane approach to songwriting. As with much of Ze's music, ... LP, Vinyl record album (Brazil LP)
Strata East/Superfly (France), 1974. 2LP (reissue)
LP ... About January 15, 2019
An essential bit of 70s soul jazz – a real standout in both the catalogs of tenorist Clifford Jordan, and the Stata East label! This is one of those few records where every element is perfect, and all players rise together to a new level of expression – and we'd easily rank this one ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Page One
Blue Note (Japan), 1963.
CD ... About February 14, 2019
One of Joe Henderson's first true moments of greatness – a landmark session recorded with a quintet that includes Kenny Dorham on trumpet, McCoy Tyner on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Pete LaRoca on drums! LaRoca's very free on the drum kit, and gives the set a rhythmic looseness that's a ... CD (Jazz CD)
Happenings
Blue Note (Japan), 1966.
CD ... About February 14, 2019
One of the greatest Bobby Hutcherson albums for Blue Note – a classic session recorded in quartet form, with a style that seems to set a whole new standard for the vibes in modern jazz! The group here is sublime – Herbie Hancock on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums ... CD (Jazz CD)
Components
Blue Note (Japan), 1965.
CD ... About February 14, 2019
An essential Blue Note album by the great vibist Bobby Hutcherson, and a record that's split into 2 different sides, each of which display different aspects of Hutcherson's talents. The first four tracks are mellow and lyrical, with the kind of lovely melodic writing that is best illustrated by ... CD (Jazz CD)
Never Let Me Go
Blue Note (Japan), Mid 60s.
CD ... About February 14, 2019
Sweet and soulful early work from Stanley Turrentine – one of the few albums he recorded in the early 60s with wife Shirley Scott – then one of the greatest female organ players in the business! The album's got a easy going soul jazz feel that's a lot like the work the pair cut for ... CD (Jazz CD)
Let Freedom Ring
Blue Note (Japan), 1962.
CD ... About February 19, 2019
A young Jackie McLean at the height of his powers – really stretching out here, but never going too far out – a perfect balance between his modern bop of previous records, and his groundbreaking "new thing" jazz to come! The group is a relatively straight ahead one – ... CD (Jazz CD)
Alligator Bogaloo
Blue Note (Japan), 1967.
CD ... About February 14, 2019
Excellent funky work from Lou Donaldson – and a groundbreaking record that was the first to feature him playing on Blue Note with drummer Idris Muhammad – who is listed on the session under his birth name, Leo Morris! Muhammad gives the album that crackling funky bottom sound that ... CD (Jazz CD)
Karma
Sony/Polysom (Brazil), 1972. (reissue)
LP ... About December 20, 2018
An obscure bit of Brazilian folk rock from the early 70s – recorded with an easygoing, laidback style that's really wonderful! The group's working mostly here in a blend of acoustic guitar and percussion – and some of the guitar work is done by Jorge Amiden of O Terco, using a strange ... LP, Vinyl record album (Brazil LP)
Sessao Das 10
Sony/Polysom (Brazil), 1971. (reissue)
LP ... About December 20, 2018
LP, Vinyl record album (Brazil LP)

 


Upcoming Releases

New American Songbook Vol 2
Sound American/Pleasure Of The Text, 2018.
LP ... About December 14, 2018
LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Sound Signature, 2018.
12-inch ... About December 14, 2018
12-inch, Vinyl record (Jazz 12-inch)
Cinewax, 1971.
CD ... About December 14, 2018
Soundtrack to the Dennis Hopper-directed documentary, with songs by Gene Clark, John Manning, John Buck Wilkin, Abbey Road Singers & more. CD (Soundtracks CD)
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Early 70s. (reissue)
LP ... About December 14, 2018
One of the spookiest soundtracks ever crafted by one of our favorite film composers of all time! Francois DeRoubaix always had this amazing style to his music – unlike anyone else, especially in the way he could blend together spare acoustic elements and unusual sonic and electronic touches! ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks LP)
Cutheart
Roundtable (Australia), 1980. (reissue)
LP ... About December 14, 2018
LP, Vinyl record album (Rock LP)
First Flight
Studio Mule (Germany), 1979. (reissue)
LP ... About December 14, 2018
Exactly the kind of record that's got us digging Japanese trio sessions from the 70s so much – a set that's filled with lots of warm, soulful sounds, creatively compelling changes, and fresh rhythms that really keep the tunes interesting! There's a slight undercurrent of funk on most numbers ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Desco/Daptone, 1998. (reissue)
LP ... On December 14, 2018
One of the greatest grooves from the legendary Desco Records years – a brilliant album of modern Afro Funk done by The Daktaris – in a groove that's just as hard-hitting as any of Fela's work from the 70s! The album was one of the first to bring back an older African style to current ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves LP)
Les Disques Robespierre (Spain),
LP ... About December 14, 2018
LP, Vinyl record album (French LP)
Complete Cuban Jam Sessions (5CD set)
Panart/Craft, Late 50s/Early 60s.
CD ... About December 14, 2018
An incredible collection of records – a series of albums that forever changed the sound of Latin music around the world! These five sets were all cooked up in the changing Cuban scene at the start of the 60s – where musicians were getting looser and freer, with a sound that was quite ... CD (Latin CD)
Light In The Attic, 1976. 2LP (reissue)
LP ... About December 14, 2018
An incredible document of the new wave of country sounds that bubbled up from the underground in the 70s – amazing new music that went far beyond the styles of Nashville, to encompass a big range of modes from Texas and other points south – penned and performed by musicians who'd have a ... LP, Vinyl record album (Folk/Country LP)
Dream Sequence (180 gram pressing)
EMI/Roundtable (Australia), 1972. (reissue)
LP ... On December 14, 2018
The most mindblowing work we've ever heard from guitarist Amancio D'Silva – a really freewheeling blend of jazz and Indian music, and a set that goes far beyond most of his other albums! The album definitely lives up to the dream sequence promised by the title – as it features one long ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Bossa Is Her Name
(Brazil),
CD ... About December 15, 2018
A bossa nova remake of the album Julie Is Her Name – by Julie London! CD (Brazil CD)
GDM (Italy), 1969.
CD ... About December 15, 2018
One of Ennio Morricone's most famous film scores – and certainly the one that got him recognized as a genius on a global level! The whole thing's pretty damn eerie – about as eerie as the movie, which is a real stunner – and it shifts from dark orchestral themes to sparer numbers ... CD (Soundtracks CD)
Beat (Italy), 1972.
CD ... About December 15, 2018
Fumo Di Londra (3CD set)
Black Cat/Beat (Italy), 1966.
CD ... About December 15, 2018
One of the hippest Italian soundtracks of the 60s – and a motherlode of tracks by the great Piero Piccioni! The soundtrack is the source of the oft-compiled "Mr Dante Fontana", a nutty groover about the mod fashion scene in Italy – and it also features the famous tracks " ... CD (Soundtracks CD)
Morphometry (with bonus CD)
Glo Spot (UK),
LP ... About December 15, 2018
LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Live At Smalls
Smalls Live, 2018.
CD ... About December 15, 2018
CD (Jazz CD)
Live At Smalls
Smalls Live, 2018.
CD ... About December 15, 2018
CD (Jazz CD)
Salsa Mi Hermana
Vampi Soul (Spain), (reissue)
LP ... About December 15, 2018
LP, Vinyl record album (Latin LP)
God's Chorus
Trunk (UK),
LP ... About December 15, 2018
LP, Vinyl record album (Out Sound LP)
Night Kaleidoscope
Trunk (UK),
LP ... About December 15, 2018
LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks LP)
Evolution's Blend
Radio Canada/Return To Analog (Canada), 1972. (reissue)
LP ... About December 15, 2018
LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Zeca Do Trombone & Roberto Sax
Pirata/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1976. (reissue)
LP ... About December 15, 2018
LP, Vinyl record album (Brazil LP)
Ronie & Central Do Brasil
Mad About Records (Portugal), 1975. (reissue)
LP ... About December 15, 2018
Sweet funk from 70s Brazil – a totally great album from drummer Ronnie – aka Ronald Mesquita, the percussive force behind the Bossa Tres combo! This album's got a smoother groove than their records – great use of Fender Rhodes, gliding alongside sweet samba soul arrangements ... LP, Vinyl record album (Brazil LP)
Polygram/Lilith (Italy), 1971. (reissue)
LP ... About December 15, 2018
One of the greatest albums ever from Caetano Veloso – a rare all-English language set, recorded in London during the years of his exile! The post-Tropicalia set is a fair bit different than any other Veloso album we can think of – not just because of the English language, but also ... LP, Vinyl record album (Brazil LP)
Pop In – Devil's Train
Le Tres Jazz Club (France), (reissue)
LP ... About December 15, 2018
A sweet bit of funk from 70s France – and a great batch of electric keyboard tunes from Jacky Giordano, with a sound that's in the mode of 70s soundtrack work by Lalo Schifrin! The album was originally issued in 1976 as a small-run sound library record, and it's a masterpiece of keyboard ... LP, Vinyl record album (Sound Library LP)
Boucles Rythmiques
Le Tres Jazz Club (France),
LP ... About December 15, 2018
LP, Vinyl record album (Sound Library LP)
Black Saint
Black Saint/Solid (Japan), 1975.
CD ... About December 12, 2018
Stunning work from one of the greatest players of the post-Coltrane generation – a classic session recorded overseas in the mid 70s, and one that's filled with soulful expressions from the great Billy Harper! Harper's tenor kicks off the set with an immediately gripping sound – as ... CD (Jazz CD)
Doin' It Again
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1979.
CD ... About December 12, 2018
An excellent set from reedman Dave Liebman – easily one of his most soulful from the 70s, thanks to some key currents in the group! John Scofield is on the session – playing guitar, but sometimes with this phrasing that almost feels more like a keyboard – especially in the way it ... CD (Jazz CD)
Amsterdam After Dark
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1978.
CD ... About December 12, 2018
A late 70s set from tenor maestro George Coleman – who was never recorded often enough! The set has a really timeless quality, quite uncommon for pieces recorded at the tailend of the fusion mad late 70s, and at the cusp of the ultra polished 80s sound. The support players couldn't be ... CD (Jazz CD)
Live At Montmartre
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985.
CD ... About December 12, 2018
Solidly soaring work from tenorist George Adams – recording live here with pianist Don Pullen, one of his best musical partners during the 80s! The album's got a bit more of a bite than some of the pair's studio sessions – a bit straighter overall, but recorded with a nice degree of ... CD (Jazz CD)
Oasis
Enja/Solid (Japan), 1981.
CD ... About December 12, 2018
With Frank Wess on tenor and flute, Roland Hanna on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Ben Riley on drums. CD (Jazz CD)
Jazz At Highschool
Storyville/Solid (Japan), 1967.
CD ... About December 12, 2018
CD (Jazz CD)
Secret Love
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977.
CD ... About December 12, 2018
Pianist Tete Montoliu gets some Cedar Walton backing here – in a trio with Sam Jones on bass and Billy Higgins on drums – both musicians who really make the record stand out from the pack! Tete himself is at the peak of his powers – able to play with this commanding sense of ... CD (Jazz CD)
Sentiments
Storyville/Solid (Japan), 1971.
CD ... About December 12, 2018
One of the coolest, most compelling albums we've ever heard from reedman Sahib Shihab – and that's saying a lot, given how much we love all his other music! This rare gem's got a very exotic feel –explained by Shihab in the notes as coming from a Tunisian influence on the leadoff track ... CD (Jazz CD)
TTT
Storyville/Solid (Japan), 1988.
CD ... About December 12, 2018
A great later date from tenor genius JR Monterose – a set that's deceptively simple at the outset, but which has JR playing with all of those wonderfully sharp lines and well-chosen phrases of earlier years! Monterose is a real unsung talent on his instrument – a player who never went ... CD (Jazz CD)
Vim & Vigor
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1983.
CD ... About December 12, 2018
An album with a terrible cover – but a wonderful sound! Underneath this ridiculous bikini-clad cover lies some of the best work that Louis Hayes and Joe Farrell cut during the 80s – a freewheeling and open session that's steep on soul, and filled with the best energy both players could ... CD (Jazz CD)
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1985.
CD ... About December 12, 2018
One of our favorite Woody Shaw albums from his later years – and an album that's got the same joyous spirit and free soaring feel of his best 70s work! The core group on the album is the Tone Jansa Quartet – led by European reedman Jansa, and working in a space that's quite similar to ... CD (Jazz CD)
Uzoma
Think (Japan),
CD ... About December 12, 2018
Early Bird
Think (Japan),
CD ... About December 12, 2018
Hypnotic Joints
2018.
LP ... About December 16, 2018
LP, Vinyl record album (Deep Funk LP)
P-Vine (Japan),
7-inch ... About December 19, 2018
7-inch, Vinyl record (Funky 45's 7-inch)
Hommage A Rene Thomas
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1974.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
A tribute to the great European guitarist Rene Thomas – and one that features Thomas himself fronting a sweet small combo with Fender Rhodes from Rob Franken – with a sound that's unlike any other album that Rene ever recorded! Thomas first rose to fame on the bop scene in Paris in the ... CD (Jazz CD)
Ultra Vybe (Japan),
CD ... About December 19, 2018
CD (Jazz CD)
Two Jims & Zoot
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1964.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
Wonderful work from guitarist Jimmy Raney – easily one of his standout sets of the 60s, and a record that features some great second guitar from Jim Hall! The pairing of guitars makes for a really unique sort of sound – one that's more languidly flowing than some of Raney's previous ... CD (Jazz CD)
Up Front
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Netherlands), 1986.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
A familiar grouping, but one that's presented here in a very different way – as bassist David Williams is up front in the lead, instead of working in his more familiar role in the trio of pianist Cedar Walton! Yet Walton's on board for this debut set from Williams as a leader – as is ... CD (Jazz CD)
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
Drummer Roy Haynes works here with an ensemble that's definitely as hip as the title promises – a really righteous group that makes the album one of Roy's most spiritual records ever! Haynes was always a drummer who was really a cut above, even back at the start – but here, he really ... CD (Jazz CD)
Blue Night (with bonus tracks)
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1985.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
A great Art Blakey lineup here, as usual – filled with fire from younger musicians who are really finding their voice in the Jazz Messengers – a group that includes Terence Blanchard on trumpet, Donald Harrison on alto, Jean Toussaint on tenor, and Mulgrew Miller on piano! Miller's ... CD (Jazz CD)
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1980.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
A beautiful big band set from the great Art Blakey – but one that's got all the sharp focus of his small group sides by the Jazz Messengers! The lineup here is a great one – that very vibrant early 80s version of Blakey's group with Bobby Watson on alto sax, Bill Pierce on tenor, and ... CD (Jazz CD)
When I Was At Aso Mountain
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1990.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
Elvin Jones introduces Japanese pianist Takehisa Tanaka to a larger audience – giving him a perfect setting with a quartet format that also includes Cecil McBee on bass Sonny Fortune on flute and tenor sax! Tanaka's style is a bit laidback – spacious, but sometimes a bit wispy, even ... CD (Jazz CD)
Ichi-Ban
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1976.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
A real gem from Woody Shaw's greatest period – a very hip sextet session, recorded with Hayes, Cook, Shaw, and a rhythm section that includes Ronnie Matthews on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Guilhermo Franco on percussion. Tracks are long, and stretch out in that searching, modal style ... CD (Jazz CD)
Album Of The Year
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1981.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
Well, "album of the year" might be a hard claim to live up to – but this is a heck of a great record! The album's one of Blakey's real sleepers – cut years away from his time at Blue Note, with a fluid soulful approach that steps off his work at Prestige quite nicely. The ... CD (Jazz CD)
Peter The Great
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1954.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
One of the few albums ever as a leader from alto saxophonist Pete Brown – a less-remembered talent of his times, but a key link between the generations of bop and swing! The set was only issued as a 10" LP, but packs the full punch of most longer albums – sublime alto from Brown ... CD (Jazz CD)
Return Of Howard McGhee
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
Easily one of the best albums ever cut by this oft-overlooked bop trumpeter – and a clean, clear, no-nonsense session played with some great modern touches! The session really steps off from McGhee's earlier work nicely – and is noteworthy not only for Howard's great trumpet work, but ... CD (Jazz CD)
Ruby Braff Swings
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1954.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
They're not kidding about the title – because the album's one of Ruby Braff's most swingin from the time – a sharp-edged quartet session that's filled with well-blown notes! Ruby's in the lead on all numbers on trumpet – getting support from Johnny Guarnieri on piano, Walter Page ... CD (Jazz CD)
Charlie Mariano
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1954.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
Insanely wonderful early work from Charlie Mariano – some of the freshest, cleanest alto sax work of its time – blown with a tone and sense of soul that goes way beyond some of Mariano's contemporaries at the time! The album was recorded for Bethlehem Records, and is relatively ... CD (Jazz CD)
Hal McKusick Quartet
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
A key recording in the 50s career of modernist Hal McKusick – a spare and breezy session that really lets him display his unique approach to the alto sax! Hal's playing here in a very spare quartet – with only the guitar of Barry Galbraith, bass of Osie Johnson, and drums of Milt ... CD (Jazz CD)
Chase Is On
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1957.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
A killer – and one of the greatest records ever cut on Bethlehem! Charlie Rouse and Paul Quinichette go head to head in a hard-blown session that's very different than most of the work on Bethlehem – grooving in a free-wheeling "chase" mode, as you might guess from the title ... CD (Jazz CD)
Book Cooks
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1960.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
One of the greatest albums on the Bethlehem label – and one of the first albums as a leader by the legendary Booker Ervin! At the time of the set, Ervin had come off a great stint with the Charles Mingus group – one that inflected his rootsy Texas tenor tones with a sharper modern edge ... CD (Jazz CD)
Voodoo
Black Saint/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1986.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
A seminal album from the 80s New York scene – not only because it brought some long-overdue attention to Sonny Clark (whose records were mostly out of print at the time), but also because it reminded the world that John Zorn could blow hardbop! The album features a set of classic Clark ... CD (Jazz CD)
Soul Note/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
Seminal work from Billy Harper – one of his few albums to get wider exposure in the 70s, and searing set of righteous power all the way through! By this point in his career, Billy's really got a handle on his sound – and reaches forth here on tenor with a sense of majesty we'd rank ... CD (Jazz CD)
Rise Of Atlantis
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1978.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
A bold statement by one of the best underground jazz players of the 70s! Carter Jefferson cut his chops with Art Blakey in the years after Blakey had Billy Harper in the group – and seemed to follow Harper into some of the same highly spiritual, soulful territory at the time! Jefferson's a ... CD (Jazz CD)
City Gates
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
George Adams and Don Pullen knock it out of the park on this one – finding great company in each other's presence, and really moving things forward in the process! The set begins with a long track titled "Mingus Metamorphosis", and that really sums up the spirit of the record ... CD (Jazz CD)
Meditation
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
A stunning setting for this wonderful tenorist – a record that has the great George Coleman blowing with only the piano of Tete Montoliu for accompaniment – with really wonderful results! George has all that full, deep tone we know from his bigger group recordings – and it really ... CD (Jazz CD)
Upper Manhattan Jazz Society
Enja/Solid (Japan), 1981.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
A great amalgamation of players – and a quintet with powers far beyond their hokey name! The group's working in a polished approach to post-bop – a bit like styles heard on some of the Timeless and Steeplechase sessions of the late 70s, but with a more directive approach that really ... CD (Jazz CD)
Earth Beams
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
A firey session from the quartet of George Adams and Don Pullen – a set that has the group stretching out in some of their most spiritual modes, yet still finding plenty of time to swing as well! Adams is tremendous on tenor – a very fresh voice in the post-Coltrane world, with ... CD (Jazz CD)
Blue Mitchell
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1971.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
A key 70s album from Blue Mitchell – and a set that's perfectly balanced between the lyricism of his mid 60s sides for Blue Note, and the electric funk of later years! The tracks are long, and have a really great vibe – plenty of room for Mitchell's sweet trumpet in the lead, with ... CD (Jazz CD)
Blue's Blues
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), Early 70s.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
Sweet soulful work from trumpeter Blue Mitchell – a set that has him working with a slightly large group of players, but in a style that's always very much in the groove! There's a nice electric undercurrent to the record throughout – sometimes in the instrumentation from other players ... CD (Jazz CD)
Crankin
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1971.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
The title certainly gets it right – as the set's one of the best (and one of the few) albums that trombonist Curtis Fuller cut in the 70s – a searingly sharp session that really shows a change from some of his Blue Note modes of the 60s! There's a current of righteous energy that moves ... CD (Jazz CD)
Paradise Space Shuttle
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1979.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
A tremendous moment for the great George Adams as a leader – a record that won the reedman widespread attention after some key work in the bigger groups of Gil Evans and Charles Mingus! Adams is a searing, soulful player right from the start – stepping out strongly on tenor at the ... CD (Jazz CD)
Sonny Red
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1971.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
A fantastic album as a leader from Sonny Red – a saxophonist who never got much chance to record under his own name, but always gave us something special when he did! Sonny recorded famously with Donald Byrd and Curtis Fuller in the 60s – but here, he's in an even hipper 70s mode of ... CD (Jazz CD)
Jazzcraft/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
It's hard to imagine anyone thinking of tenorist Turk Mauro as an underdog – at least not after the smoking sound of this set! The record's one that really broke Mauro out to bigger audiences at the time – a set we've seen nestled in some of the hipper jazz collections we've run across ... CD (Jazz CD)
Soul Eyes
Enja/Solid (Japan), 1992.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
Never-failing genius from Art Farmer – recording here in his later years, and working in that long and open-ended mode we love so much! There's few trumpeters who could make a record like this work – but Farmer's got a tremendous ability to stretch out on longer tunes with well-crafted ... CD (Jazz CD)
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
An overlooked 80s session from trombonist Curtis Fuller – and a great one too – a record that really returns the player to the powerful presence we first loved in his albums of the late 50s and early 60s! Fuller's the leadoff solo instrument throughout – working here with backing ... CD (Jazz CD)
Good Gravy (Timeless)
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1981.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
A nice later date from this west coast tenor legend – with support from Rein DeGraaff on piano, Henk Haverhoek on bass, and John Engels on drums! All tracks are long – and titles include "Good Gravy", "Oleo", "Georgia", and "Lady Be Good". CD (Jazz CD)
Storyville/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
Warne Marsh first rose to fame in the 50s, but he was even more of a wonderful player in the 70s – even though his records from that generation never fully get their due! This set's one of those great moments from that time – a record that will convert you to Marsh from his very first ... CD (Jazz CD)
In Copenhagen
Storyville/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1964.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
Mid 60s live work from Johnny Griffin – recorded overseas with a really unbridled approach! The set is one of Griffin's first of its type – a series of 1964 performances at the Club Montmartre in Copenhagen – a club who virtually invented the long-drawn, solo-heavy style of ... CD (Jazz CD)
Decisions
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1984.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
One of those key records that has George Adams and Don Pullen reinventing expectations of jazz for the 80s – both musicians with plenty of ear for the outside, but also coming back home with a well-rounded, deeply-rooted approach that's crucial in taking the American jazz legacy another step ... CD (Jazz CD)
Life Line
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1981.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
A strong outing from this key post-Mingus collaboration – and a record that really shows both Don Pullen and George Adams really coming into their own! Pullen's piano can have plenty of edges, as can Adams' tenor – but there's also some warmer, lyrical moments that really round things ... CD (Jazz CD)
Moon Child
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1989.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
Beautiful late 80s work from Pharoah – a wonderfully uncomplicated session that still has a great degree of soul! The album was recorded in Paris, with a quintet that includes William Henderson on acoustic piano, Stafford James on bass, Eddie Moore on drums, and Cheikh Tidiane Fale on ... CD (Jazz CD)
Booker Little
Time/Solid (Japan), 1960.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
A killer from trumpeter Booker Little – one of the last few records that Book cut before his early death, and one of his only ones as a leader! The album features an excellent soulbop quintet with Wynton Kelly and Tommy Flanagan on piano, Scott LaFaro on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums – ... CD (Jazz CD)
Live At Cafe Praga
Solid (Japan),
CD ... About December 19, 2018
CD (Jazz CD)
If They Only Knew
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1980.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
There's a lot of great chromatic elements going on here – thanks to the work of John Scofield on guitar, who's at that key point where he could effortlessly balance melody and tone with these edges that are sharp, but also very spacious – kind of a wide style that really reaches out and ... CD (Jazz CD)
Catharsis
Storyville/Solid (Japan), 1989.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
CD (Jazz CD)
Sison/P-Vine (Japan), 1984.
CD ... About December 19, 2018
CD (Jazz CD)
Everything's Coming Up Rosy
EMI/Parlophone (Japan), 1963. (reissue)
LP ... About December 19, 2018
A British jazz swinger from vocalist Rosemary Squires – working here with some great small combo backing that really opens up the tunes! The instrumentation's as vivid as Rosemary's vocals – and really helps flesh things out, and keep things swinging – with nice performances by ... LP, Vinyl record album (Vocalists LP)
Roost/Warner (Japan), 1955. (reissue)
LP ... About December 19, 2018
Sweet and mellow vocal work from Bev Kenny – a sophisticated jazz singer who only cut a few albums back in the 50s and 60s! The set's a strong one – and has Bev singing easily with the Johnny Smith group – nothing fancy, but quite nice, and with a warm and intimate feel that has ... LP, Vinyl record album (Vocalists LP)
First Place Again
Warner (Japan), 1960. (reissue)
LP ... About December 19, 2018
The first big Paul Desmond solo album of the 60s – and a standout set that's very much in the tradition of his best work on RCA! This rare side was cut for Warner Brothers during a time when they were taking a brief dip into jazz – and it's a rarely-heard set that features Jim Hall on ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Coltrane's Sound
Atlantic (Japan), 1960/1966. (reissue)
LP ... About December 19, 2018
One of the more obscure John Coltrane albums for Atlantic – but a beautiful batch of spiritual numbers that really show him pushing towards the sound of A Love Supreme! The date on the album's 1966, but the material was recorded earlier – in that key turning point year of 1960, when ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Karma
Sony/Polysom (Brazil), 1972. (reissue)
LP ... About December 20, 2018
An obscure bit of Brazilian folk rock from the early 70s – recorded with an easygoing, laidback style that's really wonderful! The group's working mostly here in a blend of acoustic guitar and percussion – and some of the guitar work is done by Jorge Amiden of O Terco, using a strange ... LP, Vinyl record album (Brazil LP)
Sessao Das 10
Sony/Polysom (Brazil), 1971. (reissue)
LP ... About December 20, 2018
LP, Vinyl record album (Brazil LP)
Decca/Captain High (Germany), Early 60s.
CD ... About December 20, 2018
That Which Is Not
CD ... About December 20, 2018
CD (Rock CD)
Journey Through The Night
Everland (Austria),
LP ... About December 20, 2018
LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)
Journey Through The Night
Everland (Austria),
CD ... About December 20, 2018
CD (Soul CD)
Everybody Saw You
Zodiac/Everland (Austria), 1970.
CD ... About December 20, 2018
An excellent bit of Chicago female soul, performed by the great Ruby Andrews, and with arrangements by some of the best local talents in the city. Ruby sang with a voice that was pure deep soul, but she was often set up in more sophisticated arrangements – in a style that worked perfectly in ... CD (Soul CD)
Everybody Saw You
Zodiac/Everland (Austria), 1970. (reissue)
LP ... About December 20, 2018
An excellent bit of Chicago female soul, performed by the great Ruby Andrews, and with arrangements by some of the best local talents in the city. Ruby sang with a voice that was pure deep soul, but she was often set up in more sophisticated arrangements – in a style that worked perfectly in ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)
Rushing To Meet You
Tiger Lily/Everland (Austria), 1976. (reissue)
LP ... About December 20, 2018
The rare second album from Clydie King – recorded at a time when she was lending her backing vocals to artists like The Rolling Stones, Steely Dan, and Humble Pie – but a set that firmly puts Clydie in the lead! King's got an amazing style of singing – deep and raspy at one ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)
Rushing To Meet You
Tiger Lily/Everland (Austria), 1976.
CD ... About December 20, 2018
The rare second album from Clydie King – recorded at a time when she was lending her backing vocals to artists like The Rolling Stones, Steely Dan, and Humble Pie – but a set that firmly puts Clydie in the lead! King's got an amazing style of singing – deep and raspy at one ... CD (Soul CD)
Street Feet
Baby Grand/Everland (Austria), 1977.
LP ... About December 20, 2018
The street feet here are pretty funky ones – maybe more so than you'd guess from the relatively "stock" look of the cover image – as the album's got the kind of sharp instrumental core that you'd be likely to find on some of the best Bay Area groovers from late 70s Fantasy ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)
Bauer (UK), 2018.
Magazine ... About December 20, 2018
Magazine (Magazine)
Classic Pop (UK), 2018.
Magazine ... About December 20, 2018
Magazine (Magazine)
Jazzwise (UK), 2018.
Magazine ... About December 20, 2018
Magazine (Magazine)
Uncut (UK), 2018.
Magazine ... About December 20, 2018
Magazine (Magazine)
Mojo, 2018.
Magazine ... About December 20, 2018
Magazine (Magazine)
Quartin/Far Out (Brazil), 1970. (reissue)
LP ... About December 20, 2018
An incredible record from the legendary Quarin label – and a set that, like most of the releases from that imprint, has a sound that's years ahead of its time! Piri's a guitarist, and works here with an instrumental combo who support his soaring, scatting vocals – in a mode that's ... LP, Vinyl record album (Brazil LP)
P & C Secret History Books,
Book ... About December 21, 2018
Book (Book)
Cool
Jakarta, 2018.
LP ... On December 21, 2018
LP, Vinyl record album (Neo Soul LP)
Fat Beats, 2018.
LP ... On December 21, 2018
LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop LP)
12T/Aftermath, 2018.
LP ... On December 21, 2018
Cinematic hip hop soul from Anderson.Paak named after a seaside city west of Los Angeles, CA – but it's not Malibu, it's the stunning follow up Oxnard – a little looser, more diverse, and ultimately just as impressive set from this still rising talent! The uber-impressive guest list ... LP, Vinyl record album (Neo Soul LP)
Naming & Blaming
Hope Street (Australia), 2018.
LP ... On December 21, 2018
Charged, horn-heavy Afro jazz/funk/soul from Melbourne, and we'll proudly hail the name Public Opinion Afro-Orchestra as the source of it – no blame to be given, just credit due! It's a large band for sure – the Public Opinion Afro- crew is correctly billed as an Orchestra – a ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves LP)
Lost Tapes
Daupe (UK), 2018.
LP ... On December 21, 2018
LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop LP)
Do Something/When
It's Soul Time, 2018.
7-inch ... About December 21, 2018
7-inch, Vinyl record (Funky 45's 7-inch)
Lebroba
ECM, 2018.
LP ... On December 21, 2018
A fantastic trio of talents – coming together in the best ECM mode that always seems to make a really special sort of magic out of very individual talents! The album's led by drummer Andrew Cyrille, but is equally balanced between the talents of Wadada Leo Smith on trumpet and Bill Frisell ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Kaleidoscope (180 gram pressing)
Geffen, 1980. (reissue)
LP ... On December 21, 2018
LP, Vinyl record album (Rock LP)
One Night Only (CD/DVD)
Blue Note,
CD ... About December 21, 2018
Moosebumps Remixes
Bulk, 2018.
LP ... On December 21, 2018
LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop LP)
Sire/Run Out Groove, 1993. 2LP
LP ... On December 21, 2018
LP, Vinyl record album (Rock LP)
Peepshow
Geffen, 1988. (reissue)
LP ... On December 21, 2018
LP, Vinyl record album (Rock LP)
CAM/Quartet (Spain), 1962.
CD ... About December 22, 2018
Beautiful work by Nino Rota – filled with the kind of classic themes that distinguished his best work for Fellini. Carlo Savina conducted, and he does an excellent job with Rota's ideas – crafting them into short little packets of sound, woven tightly into little balls that pass back ... CD (Soundtracks CD)
 



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