Jazz — Recently Added

A 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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Private (Italy), 1975. New Copy
A really heady set from the legendary Larry Young – a live performance cut right around the same time as his albums with the group Fuel – and with an equally freewheeling blend of jazz, fusion, and soul! The tracks here are long and open – and Young really soars on Hammond, moog, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Jazz Invierno – Santo Domingo
Private (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy
A totally amazing bit of modal jazz from the Santo Domingo scene – maybe the only jazz record we've heard from that city, and a performance that could easily take on some of the best spiritual jazz albums from the US! The group's co-led by pianist Dario Estrella and reedman Mario Rivera ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Bricktop
Trost (Austria), 2016. New Copy
Damn fantastic work from reedman Joe McPhee and bassist Ingebrigt Haker Flaten – two musicians that we already love tremendously, but who really seem to hit a higher level working here together! The set features three improvisations recorded at the Okka Fest in Milwaukee – with McPhee ... CD
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Doxy, 1960. New Copy
Miles Davis and John Coltrane – working together relatively late in their partnership, but as part of a groundbreaking European tour that was a hell of a tribute to the pair! The material here is from a concert that took place in Den Haag, Netherlands, in April of 1960 – and tracks are ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Resonance, Mid 60s. New Copy
Rare live work from the legendary Three Sounds trio – tracks recorded at a small jazz club in Seattle, at a time when the group were turning out their classic albums on Blue Note and Verve! There's a looser, more laidback vibe to some of these cuts than those studio records – and Gene ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Live From The Magic City
Trost (Austria), 1985. New Copy
A lost duet between Joe McPhee and Raymond Boni – done at a time when both musicians were making some incredible contributions to the early Hat Art Records catalog! The sound here is maybe sharper and starker than either of their studio sets from the time – improvised freely in two ... CD
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Falling & Five Other Failings
Trost (Austria), 2016. New Copy
We're not sure we hear any failings at all here – as the music is completely compelling, right from the start – and one of the most sonically-intense records we've heard from reedman Mats Gustafsson in years! The album's a bit of an electro-acoustic outing – in that Mats plays ... CD
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Strange City
Cold Spring (UK), 2016. New Copy
Not an actual meeting of Sun Ra and Merzbow – although given the jazzman's rise to fame in his late life, that's not actually impossible – and instead, the record features a very unique concept – the music of Ra's "Strange Strings" and "The Magic City" – ... CD
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Strut (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 3CD
A whole new side of the talents of Sun Ra – especially if you only know the longer-style jams on some of his albums from the 60s and 70s! From the very start of his career, Ra was every bit as interested in issuing music on 45s as he was on albums – and in fact, at some of the more ... CD
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Strut (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold
A whole new side of the talents of Sun Ra – especially if you only know the longer-style jams on some of his albums from the 60s and 70s! From the very start of his career, Ra was every bit as interested in issuing music on 45s as he was on albums – and in fact, at some of the more ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Quintet Basel 1977
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1977. New Copy
A very dynamic performance from a very dynamic group – a hipper than usual ensemble for Anthony Braxton, given that just about everyone here is a heavy hitter! The four long tracks are all Braxton compositions – in that special formula that encourages group sonic activity, while ... CD
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I Roam The Cosmos (180 gram pressing)
Art Yard (UK), 1972. New Copy
Fantastic material from Sun Ra – a never-heard 1972 performance at Slugs, and one that captures the group at their most spiritual point! The core of the set is the track "I Roam The Cosmos" – one of the more obscure Ra compositions, and a title that appears here for the first ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Final Concert
No Business (Lithuania), 2012. New Copy
One of the last performances of the mighty trumpeter Roy Campbell Jr – working here in the excellent Nu Band, which hosted some of the best moments of his late musical life! The group's got a spirited sense of energy that comes both from the drums of co-creator Lou Grassi, and the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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No Business (Lithuania), 1976/1980/Mid 80s/2016. New Copy 5CD
The title's a great one for this overstuffed set of work by Howard Riley – not because the pianist is always changing the style of his music, but because in a single performance, his space on the keys is constantly shifting – never at rest, and always open into boundless territory of ... CD
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Live At Vilnius Jazz Festival
No Business (Lithuania), 2016. New Copy
Reedman Martin Kuchen is a player who's been grabbing our ears more and more in recent years – a very creative, deeply soulful musician who really gets his chance to do his thing on this album-length performance! Kuchen blows tenor, alto, and some especially nice flute – in the very ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Salao Brasil
No Business (Lithuania), 2016. New Copy
A quartet that really knows how to build their energy wonderfully, especially over the two side-long performances that make up the album – working together in these interlocking waves of sound than can come on strong, then pause for a moment, then keep on flowing forward! The approach is ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Joy Of Being
No Business (Lithuania), 2016. New Copy
An improvising trio who've got a familiar structure, but a great sound of their own – as the lineup features Rafal Mazur on an acoustic bass guitar, which creates some very unique moments alongside the tenor of Francois Carrier and drums of Michel Lambert! Carrier's got this snakey sense of ... CD
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Before The Silence
No Business (Lithuania), 2016. New Copy
A set of improvisations that definitely take the "silence" in the title seriously – because although the group's a quartet, they've got a very spacious way of playing – a mode that's always stepping in and out of silence, and using the space between their sounds every bit as ... CD
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Sintering
Hat Art (Switzerland), 2013. New Copy
A hell of a record from pianist Jackson Harrison – an artist we don't know well at all, but who's really blowing our mind with the sounds on this trio date! Harrison's got a way of blocking out sound that flows back to the years of Bill Evans – but he's also got a way of making things ... CD
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Island (UK), 1996/1997. New Copy 2CD
Two great later albums from guitarist Ernest Ranglin – back to back in a single package! Below The Bassline is 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 ... CD
 
Updated December 10, 2016


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