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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!

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Franco Cerri

Metti Una Sera Cerri
AMS (Italy), 1973. (reissue)
LP ... About November 5, 2021
An unusual album from 1973 – one that has Italian guitarist Franco Cerri working with larger backings, in a style that's almost a bit like soundtrack work of the time! Franco's guitar lines are clean and clear – right up front in the mix, over a range of strings, plus bits of organ, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Misa Blam

Secanja
Everland (Austria), (reissue)
LP ... About November 15, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Gerrit Hatcher/Peter Maunu/Julian Kirshner

Live At Splice Series
Kettle Hole, 2021.
CD...$9.99 ... About October 22, 2021
... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), Mid 60s.
CD...$16.99 19.99 ... About October 25, 2021
... CD

Black Unity Trio

Al-Fatihah
Salaam Records/Gotta Groove, 1969. (reissue)
LP...$32.99 33.98 ... About November 5, 2021
Amazing spiritual jazz treasure – the only album ever issued by this obscure avant trio from the Cleveland scene – a group that includes a young Abdul Wadud on bass and cello! The style is nicely loose and open, but also very different than the sound of the AACM at the time – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Timeless/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1977. (reissue)
LP...$27.99 29.99 ... About December 3, 2021
Drummer Eddie Marshall never cut many albums as a leader, but we'll always love him for this one – a sublime San Francisco 70s session that features tremendous vibes from the great Bobby Hutcherson! But actually, the whole group's great – and also includes George Cables on piano, James ... LP, Vinyl record album

Wadada Leo Smith/Henry Kaiser/Alex Varty

Pacifica Koral Reef
577, 2021.
CD...$11.99 13.99 ... About October 25, 2021
... CD
Rhythm & Blues (UK), 1967.
LP ... About November 1, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Globe Unity Orchestra

Hamburg 74
FMP/Cien Fuegos (Austria), 1974. (reissue)
LP...$30.99 34.99 ... About November 26, 2021
A classic session from the Globe Unity Orchestra – recorded in 1974 under the leadership of pianist Alexander Von Schlippenbach! The group on this outing is an all-star ensemble that features the best European avant players of the time – including Manfred Schoof and Kenny Wheeler on ... LP, Vinyl record album

Bernard Purdie (Pretty Purdie)

Soul Is...Pretty Purdie (clear vinyl pressing)
Flying Dutchman/Tidal Waves, 1972. Gatefold (reissue)
LP...$28.99 31.99 ... About December 17, 2021
A wild one! After the straight hard funk of some of his earlier recordings as a leader, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie breaks out here in a compelling album of soul jazz tracks done in a number of styles. The approach is sort of big studio funk – with some cuts that have a harder sound, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Roy Brooks

Duet In Detroit
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983/1984/1987/1989.
CD...$13.99 ... About November 17, 2021
Seminal work from the Detroit underground of the 80s – 4 sets of duets recorded by drummer Roy Brooks, each with a different hip player! The material was recorded over the course of 4 different performances in 4 different years – but the album has a really unified feel in the way that ... CD

Ron Miles

I Am A Man
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2017.
CD...$16.99 ... About November 17, 2021
Ron Miles achieves a beautiful balance in sound here – working with his cornet alongside Bill Frisell on guitar, Jason Moran on piano, Thomas Morgan on bass, and Brian Blade on drums! Some of these players have worked together often over the years, and you can really hear that in the ... CD

Revolutionary Ensemble

Revolutionary Ensemble (Enja)
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977.
CD...$13.99 ... About November 17, 2021
A beautiful example of the maturation of American avant jazz in the 70s – a set that has the Revolutionary Ensemble really drawing their sound into focus, drawing on older experimental modes and forging them into a rich new vision – one that would certainly live up to the AACM's promise ... CD

Prince Lasha

Search For Tomorrow
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974.
CD...$13.99 ... About November 17, 2021
A rare set from reed genius Prince Lasha – one that dovetails nicely with the albums on the Birdseye label, and which features Lasha in a very similar setting! (In truth, the records may have some overlap – but we're not entirely sure.) The tracks are very long, and the record really ... CD

Nels Cline

Silencer
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992.
CD...$16.99 ... About November 17, 2021
An early date as a leader for guitarist Nels Cline – done with lots of rich tones and hues, of the sort that his generation really helped bring to jazz guitar! There's some echoes here of the previous ECM range of players, but Cline's also got a sharper focus at points too – still ... CD

 


Upcoming Releases

Gerrit Hatcher/Peter Maunu/Julian Kirshner

Live At Splice Series
Kettle Hole, 2021.
CD...$9.99 ... About October 22, 2021
... CD

Friends & Neighbors

Earth Is #
Clean Feed (Portugal),
CD ... About October 20, 2021 (delayed)
... CD

Liudas Mockunas/Christian Windfeld

Pacemaker
No Business (Lithuania), 2018.
LP ... About October 20, 2021 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

Frode Gjerstad/Kent Carter/John Stevens

Detail 90
No Business (Lithuania), 1990.
LP...$22.99 29.99 ... About October 20, 2021 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1973. (reissue)
LP ... About October 22, 2021
One of our favorite albums ever from Weather Report – an album that has them picking up a bit more soul than before, and shaking off some of the experimental sounds of their roots – yet all in a way that still makes them one of the most revolutionary fusion combos of the time! There's ... LP, Vinyl record album

Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela

Rejoice (special edition)
World Circuit, 2020. 2LP
LP ... About October 22, 2021
A really fantastic collaboration between two pioneers of African music – and a set that nicely opens both into the jazziest side of their talents! Hugh Masekela blows flugelhorn, and Tony Allen handles drums and plenty of percussion – and although both artists sing a bit, the main ... LP, Vinyl record album

Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela

Rejoice (special edition)
World Circuit, 2020. 2CD
CD ... About October 22, 2021
A really fantastic collaboration between two pioneers of African music – and a set that nicely opens both into the jazziest side of their talents! Hugh Masekela blows flugelhorn, and Tony Allen handles drums and plenty of percussion – and although both artists sing a bit, the main ... CD

Masaru Imada

Remember Of Love
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1978.
CD...$19.99 24.00 ... About October 20, 2021 (delayed)
Features Imada on piano and Fender Rhodes – plus bass, drums, and extra percussion! CD

Tee & Company

Spanish Flower
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1977.
CD...$19.99 24.00 ... About October 20, 2021 (delayed)
Richly layered sounds from this wonderfully sensitive group – an ensemble from 70s Japan who really seem to find the best sort of way to allow each individual a special role in the music, while still also moving forward strongly as a group! As with other albums by the combo, the ... CD

Tee & Company

Dragon Garden
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1977.
CD...$19.99 24.00 ... About October 20, 2021 (delayed)
Sounds beyond compare – one of those really special 70s sessions from the Japanese Three Blind Mice label – put together in a way that almost seems to be a genre unto itself! The group here have a keen understanding of advances in free jazz and fusion, but work with a deeper spiritual ... CD

Tee & Company

Sonnet
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1977.
CD...$19.99 24.00 ... About October 20, 2021 (delayed)
The "Tee" here is Takashi Fujii – who doesn't play on the record, but instead arranged with the group – and produced the record with the really deep, complex sound we've come to love on 70s releases from the Three Blind Mice label! The group has a relatively spiritual ... CD

Tatsuya Takahashi & The Tokyo Union

Maiden Voyage
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1976.
CD...$19.99 24.00 ... About October 20, 2021 (delayed)
Just about any record with Maiden Voyage in the title turns out to be pretty darn great – and this record is no exception! The set's a sweet mix of electric and acoustic modes from Japanese tenorist Tatsuya Takahashi – played by his Tokyo Union group, and featuring electric piano and ... CD

Bud Shank

Michelle
World Pacific (Japan), 1965.
CD ... About October 20, 2021 (delayed)
Bud Shank takes on the sounds of The Beatles – and a whole host of other 60s pop stars as well – all with results that are as jazzy as they are groovy! The album's one of a few that Bud cut for Liberty in this format – alto and flute spread out over fuller backings from Bob ... CD
Pacific Jazz (Japan), 1956.
CD...$13.99 ... About October 20, 2021 (delayed)
Gerry Mulligan brings the piano back in nicely here – but in a way that still hangs onto all the best modern tones of his earlier Pacific Jazz sessions! The date's a live one – done at Storyville in Boston – but the sound is wonderfully intimate, with Gerry on baritone sax and ... CD

Bobby Hutcherson

Spiral
Blue Note (Japan), Late 60s.
CD ... About October 20, 2021 (delayed)
Moody material from Bobby Hutcherson – and one of the first records to feature his vibes in the company of tenorist Harold Land – a player who would help Hutcherson make some mighty fine music over the years! The set's got a super-hip group – with Stanley Cowell on piano, giving ... CD

Bobby Hutcherson

Patterns (with bonus track)
Blue Note (Japan), 1968.
CD ... About October 20, 2021 (delayed)
A really heady set of tracks from vibist Bobby Hutcherson – a record that has him stepping away from the harder sounds of his early modern years – and moving into the sublime mix of soulful and modal styles that would really grow strongly by the end of the 60s! The album's a treasure ... CD

Duke Pearson

Wahoo!
Blue Note (Japan), 1964.
CD ... About October 20, 2021 (delayed)
Wahoo is right – as Duke Pearson sets up one of his hippest sessions of the 60s, a lyrical batch of soul jazz tracks, with that slight edge of darkness that he was putting into his best work as the decade progressed! Players include James Spaulding on alto and flute, Joe Henderson on tenor, ... CD

Lou Donaldson

Light-Foot
Blue Note (Japan), 1958.
CD ... About October 20, 2021 (delayed)
Lou's never been a light foot at any point in his career – and even on this earlier, pre-funk session he blows with a heck of a lot of soul! The album's a killer from Lou Donaldson's mid period stint at Blue Note – a set that's informed by bop ideals, but which also explores ideas in a ... CD

Donald Byrd

Byrd In Flight
Blue Note (Japan), 1960.
CD ... About October 20, 2021 (delayed)
A wonderfully lyrical session from trumpeter Donald Byrd – yet for some reason, the album's one of his most overlooked from the 60s! The session features material by 2 different groups – one that includes Byrd, Hank Mobley, and Duke Pearson; and another which features Byrd, alongside ... CD

Louis Smith

Smithville
Blue Note (Japan), 1958.
CD ... About October 20, 2021 (delayed)
A really hard-edged set from trumpeter Louis Smith – one of his only two albums as a leader from the early years, and a heck of a great little album, thanks to tenor work by Charlie Rouse! Rouse is blowing beautifully here in one of his classic pre-Monk appearances – recorded at a time ... CD

Sonny Clark

Sonny's Crib
Blue Note (Japan), 1957.
CD ... About October 20, 2021 (delayed)
Pure genius from the great Sonny Clark – one of the key Blue Note albums recorded in his all-too-short career – and a set that offers up his perfect blend of modern jazz ideas and hardbop energy! The group here is an all-star one – with a young John Coltrane making one of his few ... CD

Lou Donaldson

Quartet/Quintet/Sextet
Blue Note (Japan), 1952/1954.
CD ... About October 20, 2021 (delayed)
Great early material from Lou Donaldson – with a hard-hitting bop sound missing from his later work! The tracks are short, raw, and lively – and filled with the kind of pre-hardbop soul that Donaldson was infusing into jazz, along with other players on the material – like Horace ... CD

Roman Andren

Juanita
Ajabu/P-Vine (Japan), 2008.
LP...$34.99 ... About October 20, 2021 (delayed)
Loads of sweet keyboards here – handled by Roman Andren, who's at the head of a very soulful group! Andren plays Fender Rhodes, and a bit of acoustic piano too – amidst other instrumentation that includes vibes, guitar, and lots of percussion – served up with strong influences ... LP, Vinyl record album

Manfredo Fest

Brazilian Dorian Dream
T&M/Far Out (UK), 1976. (reissue)
LP...$24.99 ... About October 19, 2021 (delayed)
A sublime little set – quite possibly the greatest album ever from Brazilian keyboardist Manfredo Fest! Manfredo first cut his teeth on the bossa scene of the 60s – but by the time of this rare indie session, he'd moved up to the US – and was working with sweet keyboards to ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hat Art (Switzerland), Mid 60s.
CD...$16.99 19.99 ... About October 25, 2021
... CD

Wadada Leo Smith/Henry Kaiser/Alex Varty

Pacifica Koral Reef
577, 2021.
CD...$11.99 13.99 ... About October 25, 2021
... CD

Moreno Veloso

Every Single Night
Corbett vs. Dempsey,
CD...$12.99 15.00 ... About October 25, 2021
... CD

Okkyung Lee

Na-Reul
Corbett vs. Dempsey,
CD...$12.99 15.00 ... About October 25, 2021
... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey,
CD...$12.99 15.00 ... About October 25, 2021
... CD

Ken Vandermark

Field Within A Line
Corbett vs. Dempsey,
CD...$12.99 15.00 ... About October 25, 2021
... CD

Mike Taylor

Mandala
Jazz In Britain (UK), 1965.
LP...$34.99 39.98 (CD...$18.99)... About October 25, 2021
Crucial early work from British pianist Mike Taylor – an artist who gave the world two classic albums of avant jazz in the late 60s, worked famously with both Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce – then seemingly disappeared for the rest of his time on the planet! This never-issued set predates ... LP, Vinyl record album

Duke Pearson

Merry Ole Soul
Blue Note (Japan), 1969.
CD...$13.99 ... About October 27, 2021
One of the strangest albums ever recorded for Blue Note – and one of the coolest, too! Duke Pearson recorded this set in 1969 – during the middle of his last productive period of activity, at a time when he was doing some tremendous genre-crossing jazz that really broke from his ... CD

Wooden Glass Featuring Billy Wooten

Wooden Glass Recorded Live
Interim/P-Vine (Japan), 1972. (reissue)
LP...$36.99 (CD...$24.99)... About October 27, 2021
Mad funky vibes from The Wooden Glass – a group led by vibist Billy Wooten – an obscure player in the history books, but one who has had a huge influence on 21st Century groove! Billy's got a hard style on the vibes that's like Bobby Hutcherson and Roy Ayers at their soulful best ... LP, Vinyl record album
Transversales Disques/P-Vine (Japan), 1975.
CD ... About October 28, 2021
A gem of a record from the legendary Pharoah Sanders – a set that's recorded right at the tail end of his famous years for Impulse Records, and which has all the best qualities of his last few records for that label! The vibe here is a lot like Elevation or Love Is In Us All – a return ... CD

Nicholas Payton

Smoke Sessions
Smoke Sessions, 2019.
CD...$13.99 14.98 ... On October 29, 2021
... CD
Drift (UK),
LP ... About October 29, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Till Bronner

Till Christmas
Sony, 2021.
CD...$12.99 13.99 ... On October 29, 2021
... CD
Evosound,
LP...$48.99 55.99 ... On October 29, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album
Okeh/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 2021. 2LP Gatefold
LP...$35.99 38.99 (CD...$12.99)... On October 29, 2021
Wonderfully righteous work from trumpeter Theo Croker – and a set that's really got the sort of majesty you might expect from the cover! Theo's never been a straight jazz artist on other records – but here, he really ups his game on the cosmic soul front – mixing in guest vocals ... LP, Vinyl record album
Catfish/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1971. (reissue)
LP ... On October 29, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Lonnie Liston Smith

Renaissance
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1976.
CD...$9.99 14.99 ... About October 29, 2021
A massively sweet groover from Lonnie and the Cosmic Echoes – smoother and warmer than some of his earlier albums, with a really soulful fusion vibe! Lonnie plays acoustic piano and "electric colorations" – working with a group that includes brother Donald on flute and vocals ... CD
International Anthem, 2021.
LP...$28.99 29.99 ... On October 29, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album
International Anthem, 2021.
CD...$12.99 13.99 ... On October 29, 2021
... CD

William Parker & Patricia Nicholson

No Joke
ESP,
CD...$12.99 ... About October 29, 2021
... CD

Stan Hasselgard

California Session
Dragon (Sweden),
CD...$9.99 10.99 ... On October 29, 2021
... CD
Dragon (Sweden),
CD...$9.99 10.99 ... On October 29, 2021
... CD
Svart (Finland), 3CD
CD ... About October 29, 2021
... CD
Timeless/Svart (Finland), 1992. 2LP (reissue)
LP ... About October 29, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album
Core/Svart (Finland), 1983. 2LP (reissue)
LP ... About October 29, 2021
An unusual outing for this famous Finnish reedman – a set that has Eero Koivistoinen on tenor, working with Tom Harrell on trumpet, John Scofield on guitar, Jim McNeely on piano, Ron McClure on bass, and Jack Dejohnette on drums! All tunes are originals by Eero – and titles include ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ian Carr with Nucleus

Roots (180 gram pressing)
Vertigo/Be With (UK), 1973. (reissue)
LP...$29.99 34.99 ... About October 29, 2021
Fiercely progressive jazz from one of England's best! A great bit of funky fusion with some amazing keyboards, and more than a few slow, stretched out drum parts – making the album one of Carr's greatest sets for the beathead crowd! Filled with great cuts like "Images", "Calib ... LP, Vinyl record album
Metronome/Dragon (Sweden), 1953/1954.
CD...$9.99 10.99 ... On October 29, 2021
Great recordings from Swedish pianist Bengt Hallberg – recorded at a key point in the 50s when he was really building a reputation in the overseas market! The sides here were recorded for Metronome and Pacific Jazz – and feature Hallberg's sharp-edged piano working with a great range ... CD

Mario Rusca

Chromosome Blues
Mono Jazz (Italy), 2021. 2LP Gatefold
LP...$34.99 ... About October 30, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album
Rhythm & Blues (UK), 1967.
LP ... About November 1, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album
Barclay/Sam Records (France), 1956.
LP ... About November 1, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album
Barclay/Sam Records (France), 1956. (reissue)
LP ... About November 1, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Misha Mengelberg

Mishakosmos
ICP (Netherlands),
Book ... About November 1, 2021
... Book

Gino Marinacci

Atom Flowers
Mono Jazz (Italy), 1972.
LP...$29.99 ... About November 1, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Mankunku Quartet

Yakhal Inkomo
Mr Bongo (UK), 1968. (reissue)
LP ... About November 1, 2021
A real treasure from the South African scene of the 60s – and the kind of record that we thought wasn't being made until the following decade! Tenorist Winston Mankunku Ngozi rivals the genius of Coltrane and Wayne Shorter here – both artists to whom he dedicates a key track on the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Mankunku Quartet

Yakhal Inkomo
Mr Bongo (UK), 1968.
CD ... About November 1, 2021
A real treasure from the South African scene of the 60s – and the kind of record that we thought wasn't being made until the following decade! Tenorist Winston Mankunku Ngozi rivals the genius of Coltrane and Wayne Shorter here – both artists to whom he dedicates a key track on the ... CD
Blue Note, 1957.
LP ... About November 1, 2021
Smashing early work from Jimmy Smith – a killer set from 1957 that has him going head to head with some of Blue Note's finest players! The album marks one of the first time Jimmy played with such greats – and one of the first time they played with an organist – and the lineup ... LP, Vinyl record album
Blue Note/LMLR, 1957. (reissue)
LP ... About November 1, 2021
Smashing early work from Jimmy Smith – a killer set from 1957 that has him going head to head with some of Blue Note's finest players! The album marks one of the first time Jimmy played with such greats – and one of the first time they played with an organist – and the lineup ... LP, Vinyl record album

Hank Mobley

Peckin' Time
Blue Note/LMLR, 1958. (reissue)
LP ... About November 1, 2021
One of the first great pairings of Hank Mobley and Lee Morgan – a trumpet/tenor team that was always a treasure, no matter what the setting! This one's a pretty open-ended blowing date – one that gives both horn players plenty of room to stretch out, in a setting that's filled with ... LP, Vinyl record album

Muriel Grossmann

Union
Dreamland (Austria), 2021.
CD...$19.99 ... About November 2, 2021
... CD

Muriel Grossmann

Union
RR Gems (Estonia), 2021.
LP...$29.99 39.00 ... About November 2, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Muriel Grossmann

Natural Time
Dreamland (Austria), 2016.
LP...$34.99 ... About November 2, 2021
A real step forward for saxophonist Muriel Grossmann – as the set seems to have a new sort of fire that wasn't there on her debut – as Grossmann and quartet open up to embrace the world of modal rhythms! The tunes here all have this fantastic sense of pulse – energy that comes ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dreamland (Austria), 2016.
CD...$19.99 ... About November 2, 2021
A real step forward for saxophonist Muriel Grossmann – as the set seems to have a new sort of fire that wasn't there on her debut – as Grossmann and quartet open up to embrace the world of modal rhythms! The tunes here all have this fantastic sense of pulse – energy that comes ... CD
Columbia (Japan), (reissue)
LP...$49.99 ... On November 3, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia (Japan), 2001.
LP...$49.99 ... On November 3, 2021
A great set by Korean jazz singer Ann Sally – recorded with a gentle mellow finish, and some sweet Brazilian touches! Ann sings in both Portuguese and English – running through a host of tracks that includes classics by Ivan Lins, Marcos Valle, Joni Mitchell, Henry Mancini, and Roberto ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia (Japan), (reissue)
LP...$49.99 ... On November 3, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia (Japan), 1966. (reissue)
LP...$49.99 ... On November 3, 2021
A very groovy session from Japanese singer Miko – recording here in the US with hip grooves from the Billy Taylor Trio! The style is almost even cooler than some of Billy's own records of the time – as the rhythms are open and flowing, which makes for a really sparkling feel to the set ... LP, Vinyl record album
Island/Universal (Japan), 1996. (reissue)
LP ... On November 3, 2021
An excellent "comeback" LP for Ernest Ranglin, though astute observers realize he never really went away in the first place! Ranglin was always able to move back and forth easily between the worlds of groovy jazz, playing alongside Monty Alexander on some of his finest 70s sides, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Island/Universal (Japan), 1995. (reissue)
LP ... On November 3, 2021
Features Monty Alexander on piano and melodica, Ernest Ranglin on lead guitar, Robert Angus on guitar, Dwight Dawes on keyboards, Carlton Messam on bass, Rolando Wilson on drums, and Robert Thomas Jr on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album

Governor's State University Jazz Band

Governor's State University Jazz Band Live
Governor's State University/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. (reissue)
LP...$34.99 ... About November 3, 2021
A really wonderful album of obscure jazz recordings from the Chicago scene of the 70s – way more than just the usual school band record, as the tracks here are mostly originals, and performed by a very inventive group of musicians! Governor's State University was a very hip place at the time ... LP, Vinyl record album

Joe McPhee/Michael Bisio/Fred Lonberg Holm/Juma Sultan

Sweet Spot
Rogue Art (France),
CD...$15.99 16.99 ... About November 5, 2021
... CD

Charles Rumback

Seven Bridges
Astral Spirits,
LP ... About November 5, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Strictly Missionary

Heisse Scheisse
Astral Spirits, 2021.
LP ... About November 5, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Matthew Shipp

Codebreaker
Tao Forms, 2021.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... On November 5, 2021
... CD
Northern Spy, 2021.
CD...$12.99 13.99 ... On November 5, 2021
... CD

Okyerema Asante

Drum Message
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1977.
LP...$29.99 31.99 ... On November 5, 2021
A seminal bit of funky Afrojazz from the DC scene of the 70s! The album features work by percussionist Okyerema Asante, and also includes sax work by Plunky Nakabinde – best known as the leader of the group Oneness Of Juju. Plunky's influence can really be felt strongly on the set – ... LP, Vinyl record album

Okyerema Asante

Drum Message
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1977.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... On November 5, 2021
A seminal bit of funky Afrojazz from the DC scene of the 70s! The album features work by percussionist Okyerema Asante, and also includes sax work by Plunky Nakabinde – best known as the leader of the group Oneness Of Juju. Plunky's influence can really be felt strongly on the set – ... CD
Wide Hive, 2021.
LP...$12.99 19.99 ... About November 5, 2021
A really great blend of two different sides of the genius Roscoe Mitchell – his ear for composition, and his strong legacy of solo performance too! The "Pieces" in the title of the set might make you think that Roscoe is delivering one of his ensemble creations from more recent ... LP, Vinyl record album
Paramount/Esoteric (UK), 1970. 4CD
CD...$36.99 51.99 ... About November 5, 2021
A British rock combo, but one with a distinctly jazzy feel – one that's often quite funky at times too! The core instrumentation is heavy on keyboards and guitar, set over some tightly rhythm bass and drums – often moving with some hip jazzy changes in the mix, and a nice sense of ... CD
La Sape (UK),
LP...$26.99 30.99 ... About November 5, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album
Impulse, 1963. Gatefold (reissue)
LP...$31.99 35.99 ... On November 5, 2021
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

Black Unity Trio

Al-Fatihah
Salaam Records/Gotta Groove, 1969. (reissue)
LP...$32.99 33.98 ... About November 5, 2021
Amazing spiritual jazz treasure – the only album ever issued by this obscure avant trio from the Cleveland scene – a group that includes a young Abdul Wadud on bass and cello! The style is nicely loose and open, but also very different than the sound of the AACM at the time – ... LP, Vinyl record album

Maista Aphrica

Meow
Black Sweat,
LP ... About November 5, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Franco Cerri

Metti Una Sera Cerri
AMS (Italy), 1973. (reissue)
LP ... About November 5, 2021
An unusual album from 1973 – one that has Italian guitarist Franco Cerri working with larger backings, in a style that's almost a bit like soundtrack work of the time! Franco's guitar lines are clean and clear – right up front in the mix, over a range of strings, plus bits of organ, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nicole/SeriE.WOC (Netherlands), 1974.
LP...$49.99 ... About November 11, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Ill Considered

Liminal Space
Marathon,
CD...$9.99 10.99 ... About November 12, 2021
... CD

Tenderlonious

Still Flute
22A (UK), 2021.
LP...$25.99 26.99 ... On November 12, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Tenderlonious

Still Flute
22A (UK), 2021.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... On November 12, 2021
... CD

Irreversible Entanglements

Open The Gates
International Anthem, 2021. 2LPGatefold
LP...$30.99 32.99 ... On November 12, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album
International Anthem, 2021. 2LP
LP...$37.99 39.99 ... On November 12, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Irreversible Entanglements

Open The Gates
International Anthem, 2021.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... On November 12, 2021
... CD
Evosound,
CD...$16.99 17.99 ... On November 12, 2021
... CD

Louis Hayes

Crisis
Savant, 2021.
CD...$15.99 16.99 ... On November 12, 2021
... CD
Savant, 2021.
CD...$15.99 16.99 ... On November 12, 2021
... CD
IDA/Elemental, 1987.
CD...$14.99 15.99 ... On November 12, 2021
... CD

Bill Charlap

Street Of Dreams
Blue Note, 2021.
CD...$12.99 13.99 ... On November 12, 2021
... CD
Northern Spy, 2021.
LP...$21.99 22.99 ... On November 12, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Balimaya Project

Wolo So
Jazz Refreshed (UK), 2021.
LP ... About November 12, 2021
One of the coolest records we've heard from the London scene in recent years – and that's really saying a lot, given all the amazing music the city has given us! The group here have a way of mixing West African roots with all sorts of jazzy touches, both acoustic and electric – in a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Blank Forms, 1968.
LP...$28.99 (CD...$20.99)... About November 12, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album
INA/Blank Forms, 1972. 2LP
LP...$33.99 ... About November 12, 2021
An incredible performance from the great Don Cherry – one that's maybe the most perfect summation we've ever heard of his ability to embrace a globe's worth of influences and make them his own! The set was recorded live at a French jazz festival in 1972, and it has a very compelling group ... LP, Vinyl record album

Laurent Bardianne & Etienne Jaumet

Bardianne Jaumet EP
Heavenly Sweetness (France),
LP ... About November 12, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album
P-Vine (Japan), (pic cover)
7-inch...$22.99 ... About November 14, 2021
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Misa Blam

Secanja
Everland (Austria), (reissue)
LP ... About November 15, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

Roy Brooks

Duet In Detroit
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983/1984/1987/1989.
CD...$13.99 ... About November 17, 2021
Seminal work from the Detroit underground of the 80s – 4 sets of duets recorded by drummer Roy Brooks, each with a different hip player! The material was recorded over the course of 4 different performances in 4 different years – but the album has a really unified feel in the way that ... CD

Ron Miles

I Am A Man
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2017.
CD...$16.99 ... About November 17, 2021
Ron Miles achieves a beautiful balance in sound here – working with his cornet alongside Bill Frisell on guitar, Jason Moran on piano, Thomas Morgan on bass, and Brian Blade on drums! Some of these players have worked together often over the years, and you can really hear that in the ... CD

Revolutionary Ensemble

Revolutionary Ensemble (Enja)
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977.
CD...$13.99 ... About November 17, 2021
A beautiful example of the maturation of American avant jazz in the 70s – a set that has the Revolutionary Ensemble really drawing their sound into focus, drawing on older experimental modes and forging them into a rich new vision – one that would certainly live up to the AACM's promise ... CD

Prince Lasha

Search For Tomorrow
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974.
CD...$13.99 ... About November 17, 2021
A rare set from reed genius Prince Lasha – one that dovetails nicely with the albums on the Birdseye label, and which features Lasha in a very similar setting! (In truth, the records may have some overlap – but we're not entirely sure.) The tracks are very long, and the record really ... CD

Nels Cline

Silencer
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992.
CD...$16.99 ... About November 17, 2021
An early date as a leader for guitarist Nels Cline – done with lots of rich tones and hues, of the sort that his generation really helped bring to jazz guitar! There's some echoes here of the previous ECM range of players, but Cline's also got a sharper focus at points too – still ... CD

Michael Formanek

Nature Of The Beast
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1997.
CD...$16.99 ... About November 17, 2021
... CD

Michael Formanek

Low Profile
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1994.
CD...$16.99 ... About November 17, 2021
Features Marty Ehrlich on reeds, Tim Berne on saxophones, Dave Douglas on turmpet, Ku-Umba Frank Lacy on trombone, Salvatore Bonafede on piano, Michael Formanek on bass, and Marvin "Smitty" Smith on drums. CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan),
CD...$16.99 ... About November 17, 2021
... CD

Mal Waldron

One-Upmanship
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977.
CD...$13.99 ... About November 17, 2021
An excellent 70s European session recorded by Mal Waldron – one that shows off some of his more avant jazz inclinations at the time! The group's a searing one, with an unusual combination of players – Steve Lacy on soprano sax, Manfred Schoof on trumpet, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Makaya ... CD

Mal Waldron

Black Glory
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971.
CD...$16.99 ... About November 17, 2021
A great trio set from Waldron's early 70s European days of exploration – recorded live with Pierre Favre on drums, and the great Jimmy Woode on bass. The combination of Favre's free modernism and Woode's soulful swing makes for a very interesting rhythm section – and Waldron, as he ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974.
CD...$13.99 ... About November 17, 2021
A record that's noteworthy not just as one of the rare few moments as a leader for drummer Makaya Ntshoko – but also for the great contributions of the members of the group – especially saxophonist Heinz Sauer, who really hits his stride here! Sauer's one of those oft-overlooked ... CD

Junior Mance

Nadja
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1999.
CD...$16.99 ... About November 17, 2021
... CD

Frank Tusa

Father Time
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975.
CD...$13.99 ... About November 17, 2021
One of the only albums we've ever seen from bassist Frank Tusa – a strangely organic studio session that's filled with lots of space and sound textures! Players on the album include Dave Liebman on saxes, Richie Beirach on piano, and Badal Roy on tabla – and the best tracks have a ... CD

Eric Dolphy

Vintage Dolphy
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1962/1963.
CD...$16.99 ... About November 17, 2021
Some of the most striking Eric Dolphy work we've ever heard – a set of live performances from the years 1962 and 1963 that feature Dolphy in a free-thinking mode that surpasses even the modernism of his classic studio sides! The recordings feature Dolphy amidst a variety of players – ... CD
 



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