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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!


Made In America
Smoke Sessions, 2017. New Copy
A fantastic set from one of our all-time favorite saxophonists – a musician who gave us a flurry of wonderful albums in the 80s and 90s, but hasn't graced the record racks as much in recent years! Fortunately, Bobby Watson's lost none of his charms at all – and really sounds beautiful ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 1990. New Copy (pic cover)
Never-issued late work from the mighty Sun Ra – a single that features an extended solo piano piece on "Hello Mr Schimmel" – a track that's a really great reminder of how much we love Ra in this format! For anyone who's ever thought of Ra as a trickster, or as an avant ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Sagittarius
Mondo/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1975. New Copy
A fantastic album by one of the greatest funky keyboard players of the 70s! Frank Cunimondo may have never made it out of his native Pittsburgh during much of the decade, but albums like this will forever ensure that his name be known in the ranks of groovers everywhere! The album features Frank ... CD
Simultonality
Tak:Til/Glitterbeat (Germany), 2017. New Copy
Josh Abrams just keeps on getting better and better as the years go on – to the point where he's a leader who's emerging with one of the proudest, most righteous visions in jazz! Abrams has played for years in the company of others – and his contributions have always impressed us ... CD
December Avenue
ECM, 2017. New Copy
A really great setting for trumpeter Tomasz Stanko – working here with his New York Quartet, a group who seem to bring out the warmer side of his style! Stanko's been making records for years – and working on ECM for a good amount of time – but his more recent efforts are ... CD
Reach
Mack Avenue, 2017. New Copy
Christian Sands is a mighty warm piano player – a musician who's clearly got a great reach and range on the keyboard, but always comes across with a very personal, spontaneous sort of vibe! Sands could clearly overstate his case if he wanted – but he's also one of those pianists who ... CD
Turn This Mutha Out
Kudu/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
A great late 70s chapter in the career of funky drummer Idris Muhammad – moving into very different territory here than his early soul jazz with Lou Donaldson, and even his earliest solo material too! David Matthews arranged the tracks, and he's given them a slick but soulful sound, with lots ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sutro Park, 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
One of the weirdest records Sun Ra ever made – music to accompany the strange film Space Is The Place – which itself was an odd mixture of science fiction and blacksploitation-type action! The sounds here are sometimes in the usual Arkestra mode – wonderfully exotic rhythms mixed ... LP, Vinyl record album
Honky Tonk Popcorn
King, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
Funky funky Hammond – a rare late 60s album from organist Bill Doggett, done with some help from James Brown – and a set that's unlike anything Doggett ever recorded before – or since! There's a blasting groove to the record right from the start – thanks to help from The ... LP, Vinyl record album
In Stockholm 1960 Complete (4CD set)
Dragon (Sweden), 1960. New Copy 4CD
The complete recordings of a legendary live cycle of shows in Stockholm from 1960 – material that was previously issued on two different 2LP sets during the album era, now brought together here with bonus tracks too! The first third of the set features incredible work from the team of Miles ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), 1959. New Copy
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An amazing live performance from Sonny Rollins – one we'd rank right up there with his legendary Village Vanguard recordings on Blue Note – thanks to its stripped-down trio presentation, and its ability to let Rollins open up in some wonderfully modern tones! As with the Vanguard sides ... CD
Metronome/Dragon (Sweden), 1962. New Copy
A famous live performance from Swedish pianist Bengt Hallberg – captured here in a wonderfully relaxed setting that opens up some of the deeper currents of his music! There's maybe a bluesier core to some of these songs than you'd expect, especially if you've heard some of Bengt's more ... CD
Fredriksson Special
Dragon (Sweden), Early 60s. New Copy
Fantastic work from this overlooked Swedish tenor genius – a musician who could open up with modern tones, yet still keep things swinging too – at a level that really makes this collection sparkle throughout! The set brings together live, radio, and studio material from Borje – ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 10s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD
Caribbean styles hit the American scene – then get transformed into something completely different in this huge collection of recordings that span styles that include jazz, Latin, R&B, soul, and blues! In some cases, the Caribbean element comes through in the song structure – which ... CD
EverLove, 2016. New Copy
A sultry saxophonist from the Chicago scene – an artist who's especially great on soprano sax, which she uses in a sweet style that takes us back to Grover Washington in the 70s! Yet there's also a contemporary vibe to the record, too – not a smooth jazz polish, but instead a reworking ... CD
Et Cetera (with bonus tracks)
Global/Long Hair (Germany), 1970. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
Massive work from keyboardist Wolfgang Dauner – a player who's come a long way here since his piano trio records of the 60s! There's plenty of heavy fusion in the mix – Dauner on a variety of electric keys, and some very cool ring modulator, which makes for some really wild sounds ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dragon (Sweden), Mid 50s. New Copy
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Important mid 50s recordings from Swedish modernist Lars Gullin – presented here with some alternate takes that really show how much creative energy was taking place in the studio at the time! The first half of the CD features 1956 and 1954 sessions with trombonist Ake Persson – ... CD
Sabicas-Rock Encounter
Polydor/Long Hair (Germany), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
A pretty wild album – and a really wonderful mixture of funky fusion and Spanish guitar, featuring tunes written by flamenco guitarist Sabicas, backed by arrangements handled by funky guitarist Joe Beck! The sound is pretty darn incredible – way better than you might think, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Epic/BGO (UK), 1976. New Copy
A pair of jazz funk classics from this group who got their start with reedman Tom Scott! First up is the self-titled LA Express – funky fusion with a bit of a studio feel – played by the LA Express, a combo best known for their work with Tom Scott – stepping out here strongly on ... CD
Watershed
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1973. New Copy
An unusual sort of setting for tenor saxophonist Paul Jeffrey – an overlooked player from the east coast scene of the early 70s, and one who only cut a handful of records at the time! The date features Jack Wilkins on guitar, playing with these bright chromatic hues next to Jeffrey's sharper ... CD
 
Updated April 24, 2017


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