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Tribute To Jimmy Smith
Jazz Village (France), 2017.
LP ... On January 26, 2018
Lucky Peterson in a mighty nice setting – paying tribute to Hammond legend Jimmy Smith, and maybe sounding a bit more raw than usual! The album's mostly stripped-down – with a core trio that features Herlin Riley on drums and Kelyn Crapp on guitar – and Peterson doing a lot of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Of Africa
Le Chant Du Monde/Super Sonic Jazz (Netherlands), 1974. (reissue)
LP ... About January 1, 2018
A groundbreaking set of work from the team of Jef Gilson and Hal Singer – a uniquely cross-cultural session recorded in the Paris scene of the 70s, and easily some of the best work ever from both musicians! Singer's probably best remembered on these shores for his older R&B tenor work of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Contact/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972.
CD ... About January 20, 2018
A pretty unusual album, by an obscure player who's not to be confused with Charles Brown, the blues singer, or Chuck Brown, the leader of the Soul Searchers. This Charlie Brown is a tenor player – listed as obscure even in the notes to the session, a laidback set of soul jazz numbers which ... CD
Flight For Four
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969.
CD ... About January 20, 2018
Spectacular work from one of the most groundbreaking groups of its time – the legendary John Carter/Bobby Bradford Quartet – quite possibly the hippest thing going in the LA scene of the late 60s! The group includes Carter on alto and tenor, Bradford on trumpet – working together ... CD
Dogtown/Eremite, 1972. (reissue)
LP ... About December 1, 2017 (delayed)
A rare early session from vibist Khan Jamal – recorded with his Philly-based Creative Arts Ensemble collective! The group follows strongly in the spirit of similar combos from Chicago and St Louis – particularly the latter – and Jamal's group is working here in a mode that's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jazztime/Craftman (Japan), 1961. (reissue)
LP ... About January 20, 2018
Rare material from Dave Bailey – a set that's filled with fire, soul, and imagination – recorded as part of the drummer's amazing (and amazingly short) early 60s run as a leader! The date smokes with the same sort of energy as Dave's great "Gutter" albums for Epic – a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hog Fat
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969.
CD ... About January 24, 2018
A pretty cool little album – one of those early messed-up albums on the Flying Dutchman label, cut when the company was saying "f this" to concepts of genre, and throwing together a lot of strange elements in the course of a single record. Drummer Gordon leads a group that includes ... CD
Oh! Calcutta
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969.
CD ... About January 24, 2018
Very groovy album of short instrumentals, played by a groovy group of studio musicians that includes Emil Richards, Dennis Budimir, Plas Johnson, and Tom Scott. The track list is very hip, and includes stuff like "Oh! Calcutta!", "I Am Yellow", "Ballad Of John & ... CD
Hot Coles
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975.
CD ... About January 24, 2018
A surprisingly great little album – despite a very stupid cover! The concept of the "Coles" in the title is that all the songs on the record are Cole Porter compositions – but unlike other Porter tribute records, which are fairly traditional, Manne takes the tracks in a hip ... CD
El Exigente
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970.
CD ... About January 24, 2018
An excellent album from Chico Hamilton – one that picks up on his odd rhythms and grooves of the late 60s, and really trips them out even more! Chico's group is a quartet, with Arnie Lawrence doing some incredible work on electric alto sax, and Bob Mann adding in trippy guitar fills that ... CD
Stomp Off Let's Go
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976.
CD ... About January 24, 2018
It's the mid 70s and Stitt's backed here by an electric group, but the sound is fairly straight, not as funky as other recordings from the era, and the tracks are long, with Stitt and crew taking long solos. The group features Jon Faddis and Lew Soloff on trumpet, Louis Bellson on drums and ... CD
Are You Ready?
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972.
CD ... About January 24, 2018
One of the few albums ever cut by saxophonist Harold Alexander – and a nice little live date that has the leader really stretching out on soprano sax and flute! The tracks are super-long – and in addition to great read work from Alexander, the set also features smoking piano from Neal ... CD
I'm In The Mood For Love
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976.
CD ... About January 24, 2018
Despite the title of this one – which makes the record sound like a mellow sleepy effort – the style of the record is in that faster disco jazz mode that Groove was using towards the end of his years at Flying Dutchman. The record's got some expansive arrangements that include ... CD
Onsaya Joy
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975.
CD ... About January 24, 2018
One of Holmes' all time massive recordings, featuring the great groovy title track – "Onsaya Joy" – a monster jam that goes on for fifteen minutes, and doesn't stop grooving at all! Very tough to find these days, but totally worth the price. A solid jammer, and better than ... CD
Paint Your Wagon
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969.
CD ... About January 24, 2018
Ostensibly a set of tracks from the musical Paint Your Wagon, this album's actually a great batch of short groovy numbers by Tom Scott, recorded with all the fire and energy that makes these early albums for Flying Dutchman so great. Tom's at the front of a lively quartet, and his reed playing is ... CD

 


Upcoming Releases

Solo Contra
International Anthem, 2017.
CD ... About December 15, 2017
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Rhapsody For Now/Doc
RCA/Vocalion (UK),
CD ... About December 15, 2017
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Live At Smalls
Smalls Live, 2017.
CD ... About December 15, 2017
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Verve,
CD ... On December 15, 2017 (delayed)
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Spangle Lang Lane
World Galaxy/Alpha Pup,
LP ... About December 15, 2017
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Winner
MCN (Netherlands),
CD ... About December 20, 2017
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Naptown Legacy
Hollistic Music Works, 2012.
CD ... About December 20, 2017
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Questioned Answer
Hollistic Music Works, 2014.
CD ... About December 20, 2017
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Hollistic Music Works,
CD ... About December 20, 2017
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Hallways
Hollistic Music Works,
CD ... About December 20, 2017
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Tone Twister
Hollistic Music Works,
CD ... About December 20, 2017
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Affectionate Fink
Island/Monkey Dog (Germany), 1965.
CD ... About December 20, 2017
An incredible record from reedman Harold McNair – one of the key Jamaican jazz players who hit the London scene in the same post-colonial wave as Joe Harriott and Shake Keane – and maybe our favorite of the bunch! Harold's a hell of a talent on both tenor and flute – and although ... CD
We Now Create
Monkey Dog (Germany),
CD ... About December 20, 2017
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Jazztime/Craftman (Japan), 1961. (reissue)
LP ... About December 20, 2017
A rare early date as a leader from pianist Walter Bishop Jr – cut for a tiny east coast label that folded almost as soon as the record was issued – but a date that's gone onto great fame over the years, thanks to circulation in a few different formats! Bishop's got a really maturing ... LP, Vinyl record album
Black Smith
Pride/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974.
CD ... About December 20, 2017
A record that's way way different than the sound of Jimmy Smith Blue Note work – and a much-loved set by fans of 70s funk! Jimmy's organ is still very strongly out front of the arrangements – but it's soaring over the top of grooves done by Jerry Peters and Michael "Incredible ... CD
Venus (Japan),
CD ... About December 20, 2017
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Easy Living
Venus (Japan),
CD ... About December 20, 2017
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Stream
Warner/KTI (Japan),
LP ... About December 20, 2017
One of the coolest records ever from guitarist Philip Catherine, and one of the funkiest too – thanks to a really sharp edge that you won't find on some of his other albums, and lots of Fender Rhodes from the legendary Marc Moulin too! Some of Catherine's other records of the 70s were a bit ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hi Hat,
CD ... About December 22, 2017
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Generation Ago Today
Verve/Universal, 1967.
CD ... On December 22, 2017
A really sweet little album from guitarist Kenny Burrell – one in which he takes older tunes ("a generation ago"), and updates them with a sweetly compressed Verve 60s groove ("today"!) The record features 2 small groups – one with Ron Carter, Grady Tate, and Phil ... CD
 



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