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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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Lyman Woodard Organization

Don't Stop The Groove (180 gram pressing)
Lyman/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1979. (reissue)
LP ... About September 20, 2020
A killer little set from funky organist Lyman Woodard – an old bandmate of Dennis Coffey, and one of the standout stalwarts of the 70s Detroit jazz funk scene! The set features Lyman working in a live setting – grooving out over some mighty long tracks that blend jazz and soul together ... LP, Vinyl record album

Adonis Rose

Piece Of Mind
Storyville, 2020.
CD ... On September 11, 2020
... CD
Savant, 2020.
CD ... About September 25, 2020
... CD
Savant, 2020.
CD ... About September 25, 2020
... CD

Merzbow/Mats Gustafsson/Balazs Pandi

Cuts Open
Rare Noise (UK), 2020.
LP ... About September 25, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

Merzbow/Mats Gustafsson/Balazs Pandi

Cuts Open
Rare Noise (UK), 2020.
CD ... About September 25, 2020
... CD

Seth Trachy

Zygmon
Ropeadope, 2020.
CD ... About August 10, 2020
... CD
Blue Note/Vocalion (UK), 1973.
CD ... About August 10, 2020
A landmark album by Donald Byrd – the first one where he really started to click with jazz-funk producer Larry Mizell! Mizell and Byrd had worked together previously on the Black Byrd album – a soaring bit of futuristic jazz funk that took Byrd's career to a whole new level – but ... CD

Takeru Muraoka

Soft Landing
King (Japan), 1978. (reissue)
LP ... On August 29, 2020
Electric funk, with some mighty nice horns – a mix of saxes from Takeru Muraoka – plus trumpet and flugelhorn from Susumo Kazuhara too! We're not sure, but it almost feels as if Takeru's a bit overdubbed – using alto, tenor, and soprano together at various points to give the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jaco Pastorius & Brian Melvin

Jazz Street
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989.
CD ... About September 23, 2020
... CD

Kirk Lightsey with Freddie Hubbard

Temptation
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1990.
CD ... About September 23, 2020
... CD

Rein De Graaff

Now Is The Time
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2002.
CD ... About September 23, 2020
A career retrospective of work by this famous Dutch pianist – with reeds by Charlie Rouse, Bud Shank, Ferdinand Povel, James Clay, Bob Cooper, Herb Geller, and Dexter Gordon! CD

Archie Shepp

Something To Live For
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1996.
CD ... About September 23, 2020
... CD
Challenge/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2000.
CD ... About September 23, 2020
... CD

Major Holley

Major Step
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992.
CD ... About September 23, 2020
... CD

 


Upcoming Releases

ESP, 2020. 2CD
CD ... About August 7, 2020
... CD

Matthew Shipp & Rob Brown

Then & Now
Rogue Art (France), 2020.
CD ... About August 7, 2020
... CD

John Butcher & Thomas Lehn

Clawed Stone
Rogue Art (France), 2020.
CD ... About August 7, 2020
... CD

Christian Sands

Be Water
Mack Avenue,
LP ... On August 7, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

Christian Sands

Be Water
Mack Avenue,
CD ... On August 7, 2020
... CD

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids

Shaman
Strut (UK), 2020.
LP ... On August 7, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids

Shaman
Strut (UK), 2020.
CD ... On August 7, 2020
... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1961.
CD ... About August 5, 2020 (delayed)
... CD
Chiaroscuro/Aartrud (Netherlands), 1977. (reissue)
LP ... About August 5, 2020 (delayed)
Soulful fusion from the mighty Tarika Blue – a group who recorded for the Chiaroscuro label around the same time that James Mason gave the imprint his classic Rhythm Of Life album – recording here in a sound that's not only a bit like James, but which also features his guitar on a ... LP, Vinyl record album

Seth Trachy

Zygmon
Ropeadope, 2020.
CD ... About August 10, 2020
... CD
Blue Note/Vocalion (UK), 1973.
CD ... About August 10, 2020
A landmark album by Donald Byrd – the first one where he really started to click with jazz-funk producer Larry Mizell! Mizell and Byrd had worked together previously on the Black Byrd album – a soaring bit of futuristic jazz funk that took Byrd's career to a whole new level – but ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 5CD
CD ... About August 10, 2020
Not Two Records celebrates their 20th Anniversary with a festival in Wlen, Poland, inviting Guy, Leandre, Mazur, Nilssen-Love, Kaucic, Fernandez, Gustafsson, Vandermark, Trzaska, Brotzmann, Swell, Holmlander, & Homburg–performing in configurations from duo to quintet, released in a ... CD

Babatunde & Phenomena

Levels Of Consciousness
Theresa/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1979. (reissue)
LP ... About August 10, 2020
A wonderfully soulful session from percussionist Babatunde Lea – and a shining example of the warm spirits and cross-cultural experimentation going on in the Bay Area scene of the 70s! The record mixes 70s soul jazz with bits of funk, Latin jazz, and breezy west coast touches – making ... LP, Vinyl record album

Norman Williams & The One Mind Experience

Bishop (180 gram pressing)
Theresa/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1976. (reissue)
LP ... About August 10, 2020
The first funky album from this Bay Area legend – also the first record on the Theresa label too! Norman Williams plays alto – in a cool combo with Fender Rhodes, electric bass, drums, and a bit of flugelhorn too! LP, Vinyl record album

Full Blast (Peter Brotzmann)

Farewell Tonic
Trost (Austria), 2007.
LP ... About August 14, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

Bill Frisell

Valentine
Blue Note, 2020. 2LP
LP ... On August 14, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

Bill Frisell

Valentine
Blue Note, 2020.
CD ... On August 14, 2020
... CD

Placebo (Marc Moulin)

Ball Of Eyes (Japanese pressing)
EMI/P-Vine (Japan), 1971.
LP ... About August 15, 2020
A very cool little album from Placebo – arguably the group's most soulful session ever, and one that draws heavily from American funky jazz at the start of the 70s! The grooves are nice and tight, and keyboards are focused on the most soulful sort of riffs – not nearly as tripped out ... LP, Vinyl record album

Marc Moulin

Sam Suffy
EMI/P-Vine (Japan), 1974.
LP ... About August 15, 2020
A crucial bit of keyboard funk from the 70s – a wild album of many moods, recorded in 1974, and featuring the talents of keyboard whiz Marc Moulin! Moulin's since been resurrected and given the credit he deserves – but at the time of release, this rare gem was somewhat lost – ... LP, Vinyl record album

Yosuke Yamashita

Yosuke Yamashita Trio
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1973.
CD ... About August 19, 2020
... CD
DIW (Japan), 1990.
CD ... About August 19, 2020
Lovely work from pianist Michel Sardaby – a player who probably spent more time on the eastern side of the Atlantic than he did in America, which is a reason why he never really got his due in the US. However, Sardaby's connection to the Parisian scene filled his playing with that wonderful ... CD

Shoji Yokouchi

Blonde On The Rocks
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1976.
CD ... About August 19, 2020
A great title, and a great little album to match – one that features two guitars, plus bass and drums – in an open-ended style that's mighty nice on the ears! The set's got a lean kind of sound – as you might expect from the lineup – and Japanese players Shoji Yokouchi and ... CD

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto

Live In Montreux
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1979.
CD ... About August 19, 2020
A smoking live set from pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto – working here not in a small Tokyo club, but on the stage of the Montreux Jazz Festival – where he's clearly drawing inspiration from the global lineup to blow away most of the competition! Tracks are long, and really have Yamamoto ... CD

Masaru Imada

Standards
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1976.
CD ... About August 19, 2020
The tunes are standards, but they're played with a great sense of personality by Japanese pianist Masaru Imada – ringing out with great sound and a strong focus, and recorded in that beautiful mode that was used heavily with Japanese trios in the 70s. The style is often fluid, but measured ... CD

Isao Suzuki

Touch
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan),
CD ... About August 19, 2020
... CD

Billy Wooten

In This World
APS/P-Vine (Japan), 1979.
LP ... About August 19, 2020
One of the most soul-based records ever cut by vibist Billy Wooten – a record that's even tighter and more focused than his work with The Wooden Glass or 19th Whole! The album's got Billy and other vocalists singing along with his vibes and marimba – over the top of tightly vamping ... LP, Vinyl record album

Horace Tapscott

Giant Is Awakened
Flying Dutchman/Real Gone, 1969. (reissue)
LP ... On August 21, 2020
An incredible album – one of the few rare early sides cut by pianist Horace Tapscott, a seminal figure in the LA underground of the 60s and 70s! The record is as pure Tapscott as you could ever get – experimental, but not too free; spiritual, but never too sappy; progressively ... LP, Vinyl record album

Nubya Garcia

Source
Concord, 2020.
LP ... On August 21, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

Nubya Garcia

Source
Concord, 2020.
CD ... On August 21, 2020
... CD
Fantasy/Craft, 1960s/1970s.
LP ... On August 21, 2020
Some of the grooviest tunes from the Peanuts cartoons – key character themes penned and played by the legendary Vince Guaraldi, in a set of recordings that features both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes! A few cuts get really funky, too – the electric numbers, which remind us that back ... LP, Vinyl record album
United Artists/Loneos Editions (Netherlands), 1970. (reissue)
LP ... About August 25, 2020
One of the great space rock records of the early 70s – the debut from the mighty Embryo – a lynchpin in the uncompromising jazz, prog & rock to come – and really one of the more underappreciated early Krautrock efforts! Embryo is working in a pretty amazing mode here, with ... LP, Vinyl record album
United Artists/Loneos Editions (Netherlands), 1971. (reissue)
LP ... About August 25, 2020
Early prog jazz genius from the mighty Embryo – and an album that perfectly fuses their love of world rhythms and electric jamming grooves! The percussion by Edgar Hofmann ranges from playful to hypnotic – with heavy drums and basslines crafting some incredible rhythms that spin out ... LP, Vinyl record album

Tony Oxley

Beaming
Confront (UK), 2020.
CD ... About August 28, 2020
... CD

Manuel Valera New Cuban Express Big Band

Jose Marti En Nueva York
Greenleaf,
CD ... On August 28, 2020
... CD

Nicole Mitchell & Moor Mother

Offering – Live At Le Guess Who
Don Giovanni, 2020.
CD ... On August 28, 2020
... CD

Don Cherry

Om Shanti Om
Black Sweat (Italy), 1976.
LP ... About August 28, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

Don Cherry

Om Shanti Om
Black Sweat (Italy), 1976.
CD ... About August 28, 2020
... CD

Melvin Sparks

I'm Funky Now
Westbound/Tidal Waves, 1976.
LP ... On August 28, 2020
A never-issued album by funky guitar legend Melvin Sparks – recorded right after his final record for the Westbound label, and appearing here for the first time ever! Sparks first rose to fame via funky work with Lonnie Smith and Lou Donaldson in the late 60s, the cut some killer albums of ... LP, Vinyl record album

Awakening

Hear, Sense & Feel
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1972. (reissue)
LP ... On August 28, 2020
An excellent funky fusion group from Chicago – and one of the best ensembles to record for the Black Jazz label! The group's made up of hip Chicago underground players – and includes Ken Chaney on electric piano, Ari Brown on saxes, and Frank Gordon on trumpet – a lineup that ... LP, Vinyl record album

Awakening

Hear, Sense & Feel
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1972.
CD ... On August 28, 2020
An excellent funky fusion group from Chicago – and one of the best ensembles to record for the Black Jazz label! The group's made up of hip Chicago underground players – and includes Ken Chaney on electric piano, Ari Brown on saxes, and Frank Gordon on trumpet – a lineup that ... CD

Walter Bishop Jr

Coral Keys
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1971. (reissue)
LP ... On August 28, 2020
The keys are coral, and the sound is sublime – one of the greatest albums ever from pianist Walter Bishop Jr, and proof that he can really stretch out, given the right setting! The piano here is all acoustic, but there's an almost-electric vibe to the date – long, open tracks that sway ... LP, Vinyl record album

Walter Bishop Jr

Coral Keys
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1971.
CD ... On August 28, 2020
The keys are coral, and the sound is sublime – one of the greatest albums ever from pianist Walter Bishop Jr, and proof that he can really stretch out, given the right setting! The piano here is all acoustic, but there's an almost-electric vibe to the date – long, open tracks that sway ... CD
Black Jazz, 1972. (reissue)
LP ... On August 28, 2020
Plenty of spirit, and plenty of soul – a 70s classic from organist Doug Carn, and a record that took his instrument, and jazz in general, to a whole new level for the decade! Carn's got this burning, righteous quality on his keys – a vibe that certainly owes something to Larry Young, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Black Jazz, 1972.
CD ... On August 28, 2020
Plenty of spirit, and plenty of soul – a 70s classic from organist Doug Carn, and a record that took his instrument, and jazz in general, to a whole new level for the decade! Carn's got this burning, righteous quality on his keys – a vibe that certainly owes something to Larry Young, ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. Gatefold (reissue)
LP ... On August 28, 2020
Where it's at with Stanley Turrentine – circa 1962 – a time when the tenorist was really hitting on all burners, and turning out some tremendous work for Blue Note! The album's got Stan working with a special guest – a rare Blue Note appearance from pianist Les McCann, who's also ... LP, Vinyl record album
Blue Note, 1964. Gatefold (reissue)
LP ... On August 28, 2020
It certainly was time – time for Jackie McLean to break out of his older bop mode, and hit a whole new level of playing with a tight group of "new thing" compatriots like Herbie Hancock on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Charles Tolliver on trumpet! The record isn't as totally ... LP, Vinyl record album

Bobby Hutcherson

Kicker (180 gram pressing)
Blue Note, 1963. Gatefold
LP ... On August 28, 2020
One of the greatest lost sessions ever! Legendary vibist Bobby Hutcherson recorded this set of tracks in his early days with Blue Note – but the set's never come out until now, and its release is cause for rejoicing! The material shows Hutcherson playing in a straight-ahead format, tinged ... LP, Vinyl record album
Blue Note, 1985. Gatefold (reissue)
LP ... On August 28, 2020
A real moment of genius for Joe Henderson from the 80s – a spare trio session, recorded live at the Village Vanguard, in a mode that recalls Sonny Rollins classic sets there for Blue Note! And while Sonny often performed heavily in a trio setting, unfettered by chords in the rhythm section ... LP, Vinyl record album
Blue Note, 2020.
LP ... On August 28, 2020
A fantastic album from trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire – a set that really kicks his career up to the next level, and which is easily the most powerful record he's ever given us! The music finds Ambrose in many moods, all of them righteous – sometimes blowing hard and fierce in a small ... LP, Vinyl record album
Flying Dutchman/Tidal Waves, 1971. (reissue)
LP ... About August 28, 2020
A wicked bit of funky jazz from reedman Harold Alexander – and a set that's much sharper and harder-edged than some of his later work! There's maybe a bit of freedom in the mix, here too – some post-Coltrane spiritualism that mixes with some of the more funk-based currents – ... LP, Vinyl record album

Alan Braufman

Fire Still Burns
Valley Of Search, 2020.
CD ... About August 28, 2020
... CD

Alan Braufman

Fire Still Burns
Valley Of Search, 2020.
LP ... About August 28, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album
Modern Harmonic, 2020.
LP ... On August 28, 2020
The cover looks a lot like the front of the legendary Funhouse album by The Stooges – and that comparison is there for a reason – as this crazy instrumental trio serve up some really wild versions of their music! The instrumentation is spare – just heavy drums, trombone, and tuba ... LP, Vinyl record album

Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson

Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson
Verve, 1957. (reissue)
LP ... On August 28, 2020
Gentle-going genius from the later years of Satchmo's career – a session that has Louis on trumpet and vocals, backed by the Oscar Peterson Trio! Peterson's usual group with Herb Ellis and Ray Brown is expanded slightly for this outing – bringing in Louis Bellson on drums to syncopate ... LP, Vinyl record album

Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto

Getz/Gilberto (180 gram pressing)
Verve, 1963. (reissue)
LP ... On August 28, 2020
A landmark record – both in 60s jazz and bossa nova – and a set that not only bridged worlds of music, but set the tone for so many other albums to come! By the time of this 1964 set, Stan Getz had already issued a few bossa nova experiments on Verve – but this pairing with ... LP, Vinyl record album

Takeru Muraoka

Soft Landing
King (Japan), 1978. (reissue)
LP ... On August 29, 2020
Electric funk, with some mighty nice horns – a mix of saxes from Takeru Muraoka – plus trumpet and flugelhorn from Susumo Kazuhara too! We're not sure, but it almost feels as if Takeru's a bit overdubbed – using alto, tenor, and soprano together at various points to give the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Leaf (UK), 2020.
LP ... On August 29, 2020
(Note: Record Store Day 2020 has been rescheduled to separate special release days of August 29, September 26 and October 24. The specific release date for each previously announced title is yet to be announced and subject to change. Titles are in limited supply – and will be offered for sale ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tidal Waves, 1963. (reissue)
LP ... On August 29, 2020
(Note: Record Store Day 2020 has been rescheduled to separate special release days of August 29, September 26 and October 24. The specific release date for each previously announced title is yet to be announced and subject to change. Titles are in limited supply – and will be offered for sale ... LP, Vinyl record album
Polydor/ORG, 1967. (reissue)
LP ... On August 29, 2020
Genius early work from reedman Marion Brown – an album that was originally only issued overseas, where it was recorded – as part of that legacy that's always had Brown getting a lot more attention in Europe than back at home! Yet the record's a monster that stands equally with Marion's ... LP, Vinyl record album
AC (Poland), 2020. (pic cover)
12-inch ... On August 29, 2020
(Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Saturday, August 29. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day Drops rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Saturday, August 29. It will ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Strut (UK),
LP ... On August 29, 2020
First ever vinyl reissue – plus 2LPs of perviously unreleased tracks! (Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Saturday, August 29. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day Drops rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty ... LP, Vinyl record album
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1971. (reissue)
LP ... On August 29, 2020
Sweet funky jazz from pianist Gene Russell – one of the hippest albums he ever recorded! Russell's a pianist with a wonderfully fluid touch – used here to near perfection in a small combo date that really stands out from most of his other albums – just the kind of effort we'd ... LP, Vinyl record album
Blue Note,
LP ... On August 29, 2020
(Note: Record Store Day 2020 has been rescheduled to separate special release days of August 29, September 26 and October 24. The specific release date for each previously announced title is yet to be announced and subject to change. Titles are in limited supply – and will be offered for sale ... LP, Vinyl record album
Resonance, 1965.
LP ... On August 29, 2020
(Note: Record Store Day 2020 has been rescheduled to separate special release days of August 29, September 26 and October 24. The specific release date for each previously announced title is yet to be announced and subject to change. Titles are in limited supply – and will be offered for sale ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rhythm & Blues (UK), Mid 60s.
LP ... On August 29, 2020
(Note: Record Store Day 2020 has been rescheduled to separate special release days of August 29, September 26 and October 24. The specific release date for each previously announced title is yet to be announced and subject to change. Titles are in limited supply – and will be offered for sale ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips/Our Swimmer (Germany), 1971.
LP ... On August 29, 2020
One of the most successful jazz-meets-modern classical albums we've ever heard – thanks largely to the supreme talents of Don Cherry! Cherry leads the large New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra – which includes Peter Brotzmann, Tomasz Stanko, Manfred Schoof, Kenny Wheeler, Gunter Hampel, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia/Sunbeam (UK), 1967. (reissue)
LP ... On August 29, 2020
A hell of a groove from organist Don Shinn – one of the legendary albums recorded for the Landsdowne Series in the UK at the end of the 60s – and like the rest, a set that turns conventional jazz on its ear! Shinn plays Hammond, and a bit of piano – but hardly in ways that echo ... LP, Vinyl record album

Terumasa Hino

Hino's Journey To Air
Love/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. (reissue)
LP ... About August 29, 2020
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

Terumasa Hino

Peace & Love
TDK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970.
LP ... About August 29, 2020
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

Terumasa Hino

Love Nature
Love/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. (reissue)
LP ... About August 29, 2020
An amazing moment from Japanese trumpeter Terumasa Hino – an early 70s session recorded in America – with fantastic work from Gary Bartz on alto and Reggie Workman on bass! The album's not like Hino's later American dates – which were often more fusion based – as the style ... LP, Vinyl record album
Love/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. (reissue)
LP ... About August 29, 2020
A fantastic collaboration between Japanese trumpeter Terumasa Hino and avant bassist Reggie Workman – one that might seem unusual if you only know Hino's later work, but which was part of a few key collaborations that Hino and Workman did together at the start of the 70s – part of a ... LP, Vinyl record album

Martial Solal

Locomotion
Underdog (France), 1974.
LP ... About August 31, 2020
A rare set from French keyboardist Martial Solal – and one of his few funky records! The set features Solal on electric and acoustic piano, playing in a trio that includes Bernard Lubat on drums and Henri Texier on bass – and the tunes on the set have a rolling funky feel that's great ... LP, Vinyl record album
WJ3,
CD ... About September 1, 2020
... CD
WJ3,
CD ... About September 1, 2020
... CD
WJ3,
CD ... About September 1, 2020
... CD

Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

Chicago Waves
International Anthem, 2020.
LP ... About September 1, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

Chicago Waves
International Anthem, 2020.
CD ... About September 1, 2020
... CD

Charles Tolliver

In The Trenches
Strata East,
CD ... About September 1, 2020
... CD
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1975. (reissue)
LP ... About September 1, 2020
Beautiful solo work from John Hicks – one of the few straight pianists that can hold our attention in a setting like this for so long! The album's deeply introspective, but never overindulgent – and features Hicks on a variety of short numbers that include some beautiful lyrical ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia (Japan), 1973. (reissue)
LP ... About September 2, 2020
A great live date from Bill Evans – one of his essential sides of the 70s, even if you've already got a bunch of other Evans live material! We know what you're thinking: "Do I have this one? Seems to be a lot of tunes here that I've got on other Evans recordings." But take it ... LP, Vinyl record album

Tenderlonious

Quarantena
22A (UK), 2020.
LP ... On September 4, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

Tenderlonious

Quarantena
22A (UK), 2020.
CD ... On September 4, 2020
... CD

Jackie McLean

Swing Swang Swingin'
Blue Note/Culture Factory, 1959. (reissue)
LP ... About September 4, 2020
Jackie McLean cut some of his best bop sessions for Blue Note – and this is one of them! The record is amazingly precise, and features Jackie as the sole horn soloist in a group with Walter Bishop on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – a crack rhythm combo that ... LP, Vinyl record album

Clifford Jordan & John Gilmore

Blowing In From Chicago
Blue Note/Culture Factory, 1957. (reissue)
LP ... About September 4, 2020
A landmark session that features two of the greatest tenor talents to emerge from the rich Chicago scene of the 50s! Jordan was well-known to jazz fans, or would be within a few years – but Gilmore's rarely heard in this sort of setting, as most of his recording career was spent in the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Roscoe Weathers

I'll Remember
Jazzman (UK), (reissue)
LP ... About September 4, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

Roscoe Weathers

I'll Remember
Jazzman (UK),
CD ... About September 4, 2020
... CD
Resonance, 1965.
CD ... On September 4, 2020
... CD

Adonis Rose

Piece Of Mind
Storyville, 2020.
CD ... On September 11, 2020
... CD
Gondwana (UK), 2020.
LP ... About September 11, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

Mammal Hands

Captured Spirits
Gondwana (UK), 2020.
CD ... About September 11, 2020
... CD

Charles Tolliver

Connect
Gearbox (UK), 2020.
LP ... On September 11, 2020
A stunner of a set from legendary trumpeter Charles Tolliver – and a record that shows that he's lost none of his brilliance since the years of his 70s recordings for the Strata East label! The format here is a bit like those – long tracks by a small group, with an outward appearance ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pipe/Aguirre (Belgium), 1980. (reissue)
LP ... About September 15, 2020
Enigmatic sounds from UK reedman Lol Coxhill – a really cool collaboration with Morgan Fisher – who adds in his own tape manipulation, guitar, and piano next to Coxhill's work on soprano sax – plus a bit of carillion too! The style's even more spacey and laidback than Lol's 70s ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sapporo/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1999. (reissue)
LP ... About September 16, 2020
A smoking trio set from Japanese pianist Ryo Fukui – recorded in New York with help from Lisle Atkinson on bass and Leroy Williams on drums! The date's a bit later than some of the classics from the golden age of Japanese piano trio recordings, but has a very similar vibe – and in ... LP, Vinyl record album
WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 2015. (reissue)
LP ... About September 16, 2020
Beautiful work from pianist Ryo Fukui – a relatively recent set, but one that sparkles with all the charm and imagination of his famous records from years back! The format is a familiar trio – with Takumi Awaya on bass and Itetsu Takemura on drums – but as always with Fukui, the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sapporo/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1999.
CD ... About September 18, 2020
A smoking trio set from Japanese pianist Ryo Fukui – recorded in New York with help from Lisle Atkinson on bass and Leroy Williams on drums! The date's a bit later than some of the classics from the golden age of Japanese piano trio recordings, but has a very similar vibe – and in ... CD
WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 2015.
CD ... About September 18, 2020
Beautiful work from pianist Ryo Fukui – a relatively recent set, but one that sparkles with all the charm and imagination of his famous records from years back! The format is a familiar trio – with Takumi Awaya on bass and Itetsu Takemura on drums – but as always with Fukui, the ... CD

Matthew Shipp

Unidentifiable
ESP, 2020.
CD ... About September 18, 2020
... CD

Joe Farnsworth

Time To Swing
Smoke Sessions, 2020.
CD ... About September 18, 2020
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ESP, 1975. (reissue)
LP ... About September 18, 2020
A rare non-Sun Ra session from bassist Ronnie Boykins! Boykins was one of Ra's most long-term players – a key part of the Arkestra for many years – but on this album, he hits a totally different sound –and one that's somewhat spiritual as well! The group's got a great sax-heavy ... LP, Vinyl record album

Henry Grimes Trio

Call (180 gram pressing)
ESP, 1966. (reissue)
LP ... About September 18, 2020
One of the only albums as a leader from bassist Henry Grimes – a hell of a great player who'd made his name working with Sonny Rollins, but who steps out here into much freer territory! The group features Grimes at the helm on bass, but also features killer contributions from Perry Robinson ... LP, Vinyl record album
Atlantic, 1959. 2LP
LP ... On September 18, 2020
A true giant step for John Coltrane – and one of the first albums to really showcase his talent as a writer – and his amazing ability for penning some of the most soulful, spiritual themes in jazz! Apart from the well-known title cut, the record's filled with other Coltrane classics ... LP, Vinyl record album
Atlantic, 1959. 2CD
CD ... On September 18, 2020
A true giant step for John Coltrane – and one of the first albums to really showcase his talent as a writer – and his amazing ability for penning some of the most soulful, spiritual themes in jazz! Apart from the well-known title cut, the record's filled with other Coltrane classics ... CD
BBE (UK),
LP ... On September 18, 2020
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BBE (UK),
CD ... On September 18, 2020
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Lyman Woodard Organization

Don't Stop The Groove (180 gram pressing)
Lyman/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1979. (reissue)
LP ... About September 20, 2020
A killer little set from funky organist Lyman Woodard – an old bandmate of Dennis Coffey, and one of the standout stalwarts of the 70s Detroit jazz funk scene! The set features Lyman working in a live setting – grooving out over some mighty long tracks that blend jazz and soul together ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jaco Pastorius & Brian Melvin

Jazz Street
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989.
CD ... About September 23, 2020
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Kirk Lightsey with Freddie Hubbard

Temptation
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1990.
CD ... About September 23, 2020
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Rein De Graaff

Now Is The Time
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2002.
CD ... About September 23, 2020
A career retrospective of work by this famous Dutch pianist – with reeds by Charlie Rouse, Bud Shank, Ferdinand Povel, James Clay, Bob Cooper, Herb Geller, and Dexter Gordon! CD

Archie Shepp

Something To Live For
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1996.
CD ... About September 23, 2020
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Klaus Ignatzek

Jacaranda
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan),
CD ... About September 23, 2020
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Challenge/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2000.
CD ... About September 23, 2020
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Major Holley

Major Step
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992.
CD ... About September 23, 2020
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European Jazz Trio

Norwegian Wood
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan),
CD ... About September 23, 2020
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Enrico Pieranunzi

Improvised Forms For Trio
Challenge/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2000.
CD ... About September 23, 2020
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Benny Golson

This Is For You John
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983.
CD ... About September 23, 2020
A lost treasure by Benny Golson – and one of his most noteworthy records since the early days! The "John" in the title is Coltrane – and the set's got a sweeping spiritual groove that's quite different from much of Golson's other work, and which shows that he's never stopped ... CD

Kenny Barron

Landscape
Limetree/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1984.
CD ... About September 23, 2020
A beautiful overseas album from Kenny Barron – recorded in a warm and mellow trio format, with bass by Cecil McBee and drums from Al Foster. There's a gentleness to the set that's extremely compelling – a style of spacious introspection that Barron first exhibited during his Muse years ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980.
CD ... About September 23, 2020
Some of Evans' last recordings – cut at the Keystone jazz club in San Francisco, with a trio that included Marc Johnson on bass and Joe Labarbera on drums. CD

Hank Crawford & Calvin Newborn

Centerpiece
Versatile/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978.
CD ... About September 23, 2020
A nice little collaboration between saxophonist Hank Crawford and guitarist Calvin Newborn – a record that turns out to be one of the best from both players for the time! Crawford's managed to shake off some of the hoke of his earlier records – and although his sound here isn't earth-sh ... CD

Buster Williams

Dreams Come True
Buddah/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980.
CD ... About September 23, 2020
An overlooked set of mellow numbers from bassist Buster Williams – a lost gem that's got a very different feel than some of his earlier work in the 70s, but which is equally soulful! The set's got Buster playing bass over larger arrangements arranged by Kenny Barron and Onaje Allen Gumbs ... CD

Jon Faddis

Good & Plenty
Versatile/Essential, 1978.
CD ... About September 23, 2020
One of the few 70s albums issued under the name of trumpeter Jon Faddis – a player who worked on countless studio sessions over the years, but only got a few chances to record under his own name! The album's got a feel that's similar to some of Jon's session work over the years – full ... CD
 



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