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Jazz — Coming Soon 📣

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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Billy Brooks

Windows Of The Mind
Crossover/We Want Sounds (UK), 1974. (reissue)
LP ... About September 25, 2020
Funky trumpet galore – and a lost break classic! At the time of this 1974 LP, Billy Brooks was an obscure LA trumpeter working in the Ray Charles band – and although this record didn't bring him instant fame when it was released, it's grown to become a groove classic over time – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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

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

Mike Westbrook

Marching Song Vol 2
Deram/Audio Clarity (UK), 1969. (reissue)
LP ... About July 15, 2020
The brilliant 3rd album from Mike Westbrook – a sharp-edged, two volume set with a scathing anti-war theme! The work is Westbrook's first total-concept album, and it's still one of his best – written with an edge that's free from some of the more whimsical touches that showed up in ... LP, Vinyl record album

Mike Westbrook

Marching Song Vol 1
Deram/Audio Clarity (UK), 1969. (reissue)
LP ... About July 15, 2020
The brilliant 3rd album from Mike Westbrook – a sharp-edged, two volume set with a scathing anti-war theme! The work is Westbrook's first total-concept album, and it's still one of his best – written with an edge that's free from some of the more whimsical touches that showed up in ... LP, Vinyl record album

Mike Taylor Trio

Trio
Audio Clarity (UK), 1967. (reissue)
LP ... About July 15, 2020
A lost set of modernist piano jazz from the British scene of the late 60s – very much in the mode of the best American work of the time by pianists like Steve Kuhn or Don Friedman! Taylor's got an incredible touch on the keys – a post-Bill Evans mode that uses space as much a sound, ... LP, Vinyl record album

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

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
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
FMP/Be! (Germany), 1977. (reissue)
LP ... About July 20, 2020
Features pianist Misha Mengelberg at the helm of the group – with Han Bennink on drums, Maarten Altena on bass, Peter Brotzmann on reeds, and John Tchicai on alto sax! LP, Vinyl record album

Globe Unity Orchestra & Guests

Pearls
FMP/Be! (Germany), 1977. (reissue)
LP ... About July 20, 2020
Excellent FMP session that has the Globe Unity Orchestra joined by a number of famous guests, for a set that includes performances by Evan Parker, Enrico Rava, Manfred Schoof, Peter Brotzman, Anthony Braxton, Peter Kowald, Albert Mangelsdorff, and Alexander Von Schlippenbach. Side one is a long ... LP, Vinyl record album
Leaf (UK), 2020.
LP ... On August 29, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

 


Upcoming Releases

Peter Brotzmann/Jay Oliver/Willi Kellers/Manfred Schoof

In A State Of Undress
FMP/Be! (Germany), (reissue)
LP ... About July 14, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

Mike Westbrook

Marching Song Vol 2
Deram/Audio Clarity (UK), 1969. (reissue)
LP ... About July 15, 2020
The brilliant 3rd album from Mike Westbrook – a sharp-edged, two volume set with a scathing anti-war theme! The work is Westbrook's first total-concept album, and it's still one of his best – written with an edge that's free from some of the more whimsical touches that showed up in ... LP, Vinyl record album

Mike Westbrook

Marching Song Vol 1
Deram/Audio Clarity (UK), 1969. (reissue)
LP ... About July 15, 2020
The brilliant 3rd album from Mike Westbrook – a sharp-edged, two volume set with a scathing anti-war theme! The work is Westbrook's first total-concept album, and it's still one of his best – written with an edge that's free from some of the more whimsical touches that showed up in ... LP, Vinyl record album

Mike Taylor Trio

Trio
Audio Clarity (UK), 1967. (reissue)
LP ... About July 15, 2020
A lost set of modernist piano jazz from the British scene of the late 60s – very much in the mode of the best American work of the time by pianists like Steve Kuhn or Don Friedman! Taylor's got an incredible touch on the keys – a post-Bill Evans mode that uses space as much a sound, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Laurent Bardianne & Tigre D'Eau Douce

Love Is Everywhere
Heavenly Sweetness (France),
LP ... About July 15, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album
Modern Harmonic,
LP ... On July 17, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

Jimmy Heath

Love Letter
Verve,
LP ... On July 17, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

Art Blakey

Just Coolin
Blue Note,
LP ... On July 17, 2020
An unreleased 1959 session – with Hank Mobley on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album

Tadao Sawai, Kazue Sawai, Hozan Yamamoto & Others

Jazz Rock
RCA/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. (reissue)
LP ... About July 17, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album
FMP/Be! (Germany), 1977. (reissue)
LP ... About July 20, 2020
Features pianist Misha Mengelberg at the helm of the group – with Han Bennink on drums, Maarten Altena on bass, Peter Brotzmann on reeds, and John Tchicai on alto sax! LP, Vinyl record album

Globe Unity Orchestra & Guests

Pearls
FMP/Be! (Germany), 1977. (reissue)
LP ... About July 20, 2020
Excellent FMP session that has the Globe Unity Orchestra joined by a number of famous guests, for a set that includes performances by Evan Parker, Enrico Rava, Manfred Schoof, Peter Brotzman, Anthony Braxton, Peter Kowald, Albert Mangelsdorff, and Alexander Von Schlippenbach. Side one is a long ... LP, Vinyl record album

Vince Guaraldi

Peanuts Greatest Hits
Fantasy, 1960s.
LP ... On July 24, 2020
Over the years, we've come to realize that the best thing about the Peanuts cartoons isn't the actions of Charlie Brown and Lucy, but the wonderful music from Vince Guaraldi – perhaps the one aspect of the cartoons that's kept on giving over the years, and which we can proudly carry into ... LP, Vinyl record album

Michael Olatuja

Lagos Pepper Soup
Whirlwind, 2020.
LP ... On July 24, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

Harvey Mandel

Snake
Janus/Tiger Bay (UK), 1972. (reissue)
LP ... About July 25, 2020
Messed-up funky guitar from Harvey Mandel – with lots of freewheeling fuzzed-out tracks, in the manner of his best classic work! In a way, Harvey's later albums are even better than his first few, as he's getting a lot tighter on the strings – which means that he can pick up the groove ... LP, Vinyl record album
Janus/Tiger Bay (UK), Late 60s. (reissue)
LP ... About July 25, 2020
A classic bit of funky guitar by Harvey Mandel – similar to some of Dennis Coffey's early work in that it's got full on guitar power, very much inspired by heavy rock, filtered through an approach that's also got plenty of funk in it! The killer track here is the classic "Baby ... LP, Vinyl record album
Gondwana (UK),
LP ... About July 31, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

Charles Tolliver

Connect
Gearbox (UK), 2020.
LP ... On July 31, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson

Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson
Verve, 1957. (reissue)
LP ... On July 31, 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 July 31, 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
Saturn/Modern Harmonic, 1982.
LP ... On July 31, 2020
An obscure session from Sun Ra and the Arkestra, and a great one too – a set that's maybe a bit different than some of their other material from the time! The album's from the early 80s, but maybe feels a bit more like the group in the late 50s – when they were in Chicago, and first ... LP, Vinyl record album

Christian Sands

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

Thelonious Monk

Palo Alto
Universal,
LP ... About August 7, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album
Caroline,
LP ... On August 7, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids

Shaman
Strut (UK), 2020.
LP ... On August 7, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album
Verve, Early 50s. (reissue)
LP ... On August 7, 2020
A classic early album from Charlie Parker on Verve – and one that may well support one of the strangest cover illustrations ever done by the great David Stone Martin! The image of a bird-headed Parker blowing alto is more than compelling enough – but inside, the music is even better ... LP, Vinyl record album

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

Bill Frisell

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

Kamaal Williams

Wu Hen (red vinyl pressing)
Black Focus, 2020.
LP ... On August 14, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

Jef Gilson with Nathan Davis

Jef Gilson A Gaveau
SAM (France), (reissue)
LP ... About August 15, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

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

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
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

Don Cherry

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

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

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
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
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.
LP ... About August 28, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album
Leaf (UK), 2020.
LP ... On August 29, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album
Tidal Waves, Early 60s. (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
ORG, 1961. 2LP (reissue)
LP ... On August 29, 2020
A fantastic live performance from legendary reedman Jimmy Giuffre – captured here at the time when he was really stepping out with his sound, as heard more famously on the albums Fusion and Free Fall! As with those records, the group here is Jimmy's amazing trio with Paul Bley on piano and ... 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
Strut (UK),
LP ... On August 29, 2020
First ever vinyl reissue – plus 2LPs of perviously unreleased tracks! (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 ... 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
Gearbox, Mid 60s.
LP ... On August 29, 2020
Previously unreleased! (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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Atlantic, 1966.
LP ... On August 29, 2020
A classic little album that's every bit as groovy as its cover – served up by vibist Dave Pike, and one of the first true expressions of his talents! The set's a standout early American date that predates Pike's later experiments for MPS – done in a great blend of soul jazz and some ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia/Legacy, 2LP
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
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
Verve, 1970s. (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
Anagram, 1965. 2LP
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
Columbia/Sunbeam (UK), 1969. (reissue)
LP ... On August 29, 2020
A fantastic album from Don Shinn – a little-remembered British organist from the 60s, and one who cut this gem of a record for the legendary Lansdowne series of Columbia Records – home to rare gems by Joe Harriott, Stan Tracey, and other important UK jazz contemporaries! The album ... LP, Vinyl record album
MPS/Resonance, 1968.
LP ... On August 29, 2020
Never-heard studio work from the great Bill Evans – not another one of those many (and great) live performances from overseas – but a well-conceived, beautifully recorded set of tracks that were done for MPS Records in their famous studios in the Black Forest! The group here is Evans ... LP, Vinyl record album
Anagram, 1978.
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
Blue Note/Parlophone, 1967. 2LP (reissue)
LP ... On August 29, 2020
Rare unreleased live material from Dexter Gordon's best years! The set was recorded live at the cafe Monmartre in Copenhagen, where Dex holed up in the late 60s and elevated his craft to near-perfection. The music is played by a crack quartet that includes other ex-pats Art Taylor and Kenny Drew, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia/Get On Down, 1959. 2LP (reissue)
LP ... On August 29, 2020
One of Charles Mingus' true classics – and an essential album in any jazz collection! This 1959 gem was recorded by Mingus at a key point in his career – when he was rising from the jazz underground into the ranks of America's elite jazzmen, penning some of the most challenging work of ... LP, Vinyl record album

Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

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

Lol Coxhill & Morgan Fisher

Slow Music
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
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
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.
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

Billy Brooks

Windows Of The Mind
Crossover/We Want Sounds (UK), 1974. (reissue)
LP ... About September 25, 2020
Funky trumpet galore – and a lost break classic! At the time of this 1974 LP, Billy Brooks was an obscure LA trumpeter working in the Ray Charles band – and although this record didn't bring him instant fame when it was released, it's grown to become a groove classic over time – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Blue Note,
LP ... On September 25, 2020
New versions of Blue Note classics – done by some of the hippest players on the contemporary London scene! Includes work by Shabaka Hutchings, Ezra Collective, Nubya Garcia, Mr Jukes, and Emma-Jean Thackray. LP, Vinyl record album
P-Vine (Japan), 1973.
LP ... About September 30, 2020
All tracks were recorded live in Bruxelles '73. LP, Vinyl record album

Ensemble Al-Salaam

Sojourner
Strata East/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. (reissue)
LP ... About October 2, 2020
Sublime spiritual jazz from Strata East – one of the label's rarest recordings, and one of its hippest too! The set has an incredibly righteous feel – a blend of keyboards, saxes, guitar, percussion, and vocals that steps off with a very deep feel – one that's heavy on the best ... LP, Vinyl record album

Justo Almario

Interlude
Uno Melodic/Expansion (UK), 1981. (reissue)
LP ... About July 10, 2020 (delayed)
Very hard to find jazz album recorded for Roy Ayers' Uno Melodic label in the early 80s. Sax player Justo Almario plays tenor and soprano in a set that sounds a lot like some of Roy Ayers' best instrumental backings in most parts – which is no surprise, since Roy produced the whole thing, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Boillat Therace Quintet with Benny Bailey

My Greatest Love
We Release Jazz (Switzerland),
LP ... About July 5, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

Boillat Therace Quintet

Boillat Therace Quintet
We Release Jazz (Switzerland),
LP ... About July 5, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

Icepick (Nate Wooley/Ingebrigt Haker-Flate/Chris Corsano)

Amaranth (with bonus download)
Astral Spirits, 2020.
LP ... About July 3, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album
Theresa/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1980. (reissue)
LP ... About July 1, 2020 (delayed)
Wonderful work from Idris Muhammad – getting back to jazz basics here, after a late 70s run in the R&B market! The record is a beautifully stripped-down session – with Muhammad playing un-funky drums, Ray Drummond on bass, and either Pharoah Sanders or George Coleman on tenor sax. ... LP, Vinyl record album
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1973. (reissue)
LP ... About July 1, 2020 (delayed)
A fantastic record on Strata East – and a concept that shouldn't work as well as it does, but which comes off perfectly – thanks to the strength of the players! As you might guess from the title, the group's an all-piano ensemble – one that features hip talents that include ... LP, Vinyl record album

Pharoah Sanders

Oh Lord, Let Me Do No Wrong
Doctor Jazz, 1987. (reissue)
LP ... About July 1, 2020 (delayed)
Later work by Pharoah – and a record that still has some worthwhile moments! The group features electric piano by Donald Smith and acoustic piano by William Henderson – and the groove is a mixture of spiritual soul jazz with a few more lackluster numbers that can easily be skipped over. ... LP, Vinyl record album

Quin Kirchner

Shadows and The Light
Astral Spirits, 2020. 2LP
LP ... About June 29, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album
United Artists/Loneos Editions (Netherlands), 1970. (reissue)
LP ... About June 25, 2020 (delayed)
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 June 25, 2020 (delayed)
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

Nat Birchall

Mysticism Of Sound
Ancient Archive Of Sound (UK),
LP ... About June 25, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

Aaltonen/Kullhammar/Heikinheimo/Meaas Svendsen

Father, Sons, & The Junnu
Moserobie (Sweden),
LP ... About June 22, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

Christian McBride

For Jimmy, Wes, & Oliver
Mack Avenue,
LP ... On June 19, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album
SAM (France), 1965.
LP ... About June 15, 2020 (delayed)
An unusual group – with Nathan Davis on tenor – plus Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Jaki Byard on piano, and Reggie Workman on bass! LP, Vinyl record album

Nathan Davis

Peace Treaty
SFP/SAM (France), 1965. (reissue)
LP ... About June 15, 2020 (delayed)
One of the first true moments of genius from saxophonist Nathan Davis – a mid 60s European session cut for the tiny SFP label – and a record that's even rarer than his early classics for MPS! The sound here is similar to the MPS sides – a mixture of soul jazz and modal jazz ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ian Carr's Nucleus

Exit 1971
678 Records (Netherlands),
LP ... About May 29, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

Arman Ratip

Spy From Istanbul
Mad About Records (Portugal), (reissue)
LP ... About May 29, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

Anima Sound

Anima Sound Im Lungau
Play Loud (UK), (reissue)
LP ... About May 22, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album
BBE (UK),
LP ... On May 8, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

Web Web

Worshippers
Compost (Germany),
LP ... About May 1, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album
Return To Analog (Canada), 1960. 2LP
LP ... About May 1, 2020 (delayed)
Rare session with Sonny Stitt on vinyl for the first time! LP, Vinyl record album

Terumasa Hino

Hino's Journey To Air
Love/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. (reissue)
LP ... About April 18, 2020 (delayed)
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

Danny Thompson Trio with John McLaughlin

Live In Session 1967 (10 inch LP)
Hi Hat (UK),
LP ... About April 17, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

Terumasa Hino

Peace & Love
TDK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970.
LP ... About April 17, 2020 (delayed)
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 April 17, 2020 (delayed)
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 April 17, 2020 (delayed)
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
Ebalunga/Skye (Russia), 1968. (reissue)
LP ... About April 17, 2020 (delayed)
The guitar genius of Gabor Szabo – set to magnificent arrangements by Gary McFarland! The set's one of the most sophisticated albums Szabo ever cut – and has a slow-building style that steps off of his Impulse years with a deeper, broader vision of music. By the time of the set, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Black Dot (Canada), 2020.
LP ... About March 20, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

Gord Grdina's Square Peg

Live At The White Room
Black Dot (Canada), 2020.
LP ... About March 20, 2020 (delayed)
Oud player Gord Grdina leads a group featuring Christian Lillinger on drums, Mat Maneri on viola & Shahzad Ismaily on bass & synth. LP, Vinyl record album

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Outernational (UK),
LP ... About March 18, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

London Jazz Four

Elizabethan Songbook
Audio Clarity (UK), Mid 60s. (reissue)
LP ... About March 10, 2020 (delayed)
Quite an unusual record from this hip London combo of the 60s – every bit as compelling as their Beatles album, but in a very different way! As the title implies, most songs are from Elizabethan sources – but they're played with an open, modal sort of groove – the more sensitive, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Krzysztof Herdzin

Book Of Secrets
Polskie Nagrania (Poland),
LP ... About February 20, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

Jerzy Maczynski

Jerry & The Pelican System
Polskie Nagrania (Poland),
LP ... About February 15, 2020 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

Andrew Cyrille

Ode To The Living Tree
Venus (Japan), 1994.
LP ... About February 1, 2020 (delayed)
A great album of spiritual modal jazz from Cyrille – and one that's a perfect example of the strong turn he's taken in the past decade! The session was recorded in Senegal in 1994, with a group of like-minded players like Oliver Lake, David Murray, Steve Colson, and Fred Hopkins – all ... LP, Vinyl record album

Horace Tapscott & The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra

Why Don't You Listen – Live At LACMA 1998
Dark Tree (France), 1998.
LP ... About January 25, 2020 (delayed)
An amazing record from pianist Horace Tapscott – maybe one of his most ambitious projects ever, and a set that stands head and shoulders next to his classic work for the Nimbus label! As with some of those records, this set features his large Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra – performing ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK),
LP ... About July 17, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

Manfredo Fest

Brazilian Dorian Dream
T&M/Far Out (UK), 1976. (reissue)
LP ... About July 17, 2020
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
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1970s/Early 80s.
LP ... On July 17, 2020
An incredible collection of work by one of the greatest Afro Funk groups of the 70s! From their inception as the AACM-styled jazz group Juju in the early 70s, to their key days in the DC Black Fire scene of the mid 70s, to their early 80s fame as club groovers, Oneness of Juju were one of the most ... LP, Vinyl record album

Tony Allen

Source
Blue Note (France), 2017.
LP ... About July 27, 2020
One of the coolest records in years from the legendary Tony Allen – and that's saying a lot, given that his legacy includes famous work as a drummer with Fela Kuti, and a much more recent run of very experimental recordings! This set has Tony soaring out on Blue Note – and working with ... LP, Vinyl record album

Various

Nu Leaf
Numero,
LP ... On July 31, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

Robin Jones Seven

El Maja
Apollo Sound/Jazz Room (UK), 1972. (reissue)
LP ... About July 31, 2020
The second great album of Latin jazz by UK percussionist Robin Jones – and this one has an even more open groove than the first. A trumpet's added to the mix, and the band breaks out into more spare jazzy moments from time to time. There's also more of a shift towards some other Latin ... LP, Vinyl record album

Antonio Adolfo

Viralata
Artezanal/Far Out (UK), 1979. (reissue)
LP ... About July 31, 2020
Fantastic stuff – and one of the greatest records ever by Brazilian keyboardist Antonio Adolfo! The album was recorded at the end of the 70s, and has a sound that's a lot like the best fusion work by Azymuth – a great mix of jazz and funk, plus more dynamic Brazilian elements – ... LP, Vinyl record album
 



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