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Billy Foster & Audio
Equistar, 1983. New Copy
A wonderfully obscure set of jazzy soul from keyboardist Billy Foster – a musician who's been making waves on the scene in Gary, Indiana for many decades – but has never fully gotten his due! This project captures a younger Billy – working in a soul-based mode that blends vocals ... LP, Vinyl record album
Reflections
Equistar, 1989. New Copy
Overlooked genius from pianist Billy Foster – a player who only issued a handful of records on his own label – which was run out of the city of Gary, Indiana! This date's far more obscure than similar efforts on labels like Muse, Strata East, or Black Jazz – and has a similar ... CD
Billy Foster & Audio
Equistar, 1983. New Copy
A wonderfully obscure set of jazzy soul from keyboardist Billy Foster – a musician who's been making waves on the scene in Gary, Indiana for many decades – but has never fully gotten his due! This project captures a younger Billy – working in a soul-based mode that blends vocals ... CD
Portrait
Equistar, 2005. New Copy
An overlooked set from the Gary scene – one of a handful of albums by pianist Billy Foster – a musician, radio host, and educator – with a legacy that almost makes him the Ramsey Lewis of his hometown! Billy cut some more keyboard-heavy albums in the 80s, but this record's a ... CD
Music For Jazz Vespers
Equistar, 2015. New Copy
A beautiful project from pianist Billy Foster – part of a long tradition of jazz mass records that have been popping up from the underground from the late 50s onwards – and maybe one of the best we've heard so far! The setting is spare – really just a trio outing by Billy's group ... CD
Hi Hat, 1965. New Copy
A smoking live set from Cannonball Adderley – one recorded in a space between his famous concert albums for Riverside and Capitol Records – and equally as great as any of them! The group's got a slightly unique lineup – in that Charles Lloyd is in the combo on tenor sax – ... CD
Archie Shepp Bill Dixon Quartet
Savoy/Jeanne Dielman, 1962. New Copy (reissue)
Seminal work from the duo of Archie Shepp and Bill Dixon – easily one of the greatest modern jazz pairings of the 60s! If you only know Shepp from his later work, you'll hear something very different here – as his tenor's often brought into tight focus with the trumpet of Dixon – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hi Hat/Live On Vinyl (UK), 1976. New Copy
One of the strongest live performances we've heard from Cecil Taylor in the 70s – a set that doesn't just focus on Taylor's freewheeling piano lines, but seems to draw equally from all the members of the group! That quality is extremely important, given that the group is such a great one ... LP, Vinyl record album
Purity Of The Turf
Criss Cross (Netherlands), 2017. New Copy
A stunner of a trio set – led by pianist Ethan Iverson, working with one of his heroes and a bonafide legend in bass player Ron Carter, and the always compelling Nasheet Waits on the drums! The group dynamic is solid, but there are some really nice moments with just Iverson's piano, too, ... CD
Andrew's Music, Mid 80s. New Copy
Rare work from reedman Andrew White – who claims to "bootleg himself" with the release of this album! The CD features material from two different performances recorded in New York during the 80s – both with sidemen who White claims are all now quite famous and "too ... CD
Andrew's Music, 1979. New Copy
A pair of great records from saxophonist Andrew White – back to back on a single CD! First up is I Love Japan – a great second set from Andrew White's One Step series – a record dedicated to jazz listeners in Japan, but featuring some core elements from the American scene of the ... CD
Andrew's Music, 1976/1979. New Copy
Two rare albums from the self-released label of saxophonist Andrew White – back to back on a single CD! First up is Fonk Update – a tasty little set from Andrew White – not as "fonky" as you might think from the title, but an excellent batch of soul jazz tunes that rank ... CD
Andrew's Music, 1978/1979. New Copy
The first CD in this great series – which marks the long-awaited CD debut of some of Andrew White's own albums from the 70s! First up is the oddly-titled Saxophonitis – and if saxophonitis is a disease, we're ready to catch it – especially when it's reedman Andrew White who's ... CD
SLAG
Aerophonic, 2017. New Copy
Not the kind of album you'd expect from a junk-like term of "slag" – as the trio here are fantastically sharp, and play with a sense of urgency that maybe makes the whole thing one of the boldest statements from any of the three musicians in years! Dave Rempis is brilliant on both ... CD
My Favorite Things
Pit Inn (Japan), 2017. New Copy
One of the most spiritual albums we've heard in years from pianist Fumio Karashima – a set that has the Japanese jazz legend working with a host of different guests, including some horn players who really give his music some depth! The choice of material is great – and Karashima ... CD
Time For Love
Pit Inn (Japan), 2014. New Copy
One of our favorite Japanese pianists of the 70s, working here with two younger players who really help preserve the mix of lyricism and groove that made his earlier records so great! Fumio Karashima plays both acoustic piano and keyboards here – the latter in the range of a Fender Rhodes, ... CD
Pit Inn (Japan), 2014. New Copy
The "J Masters" here are all Japanese jazz masters – particularly some players from the 70s who we really appreciate hearing from again! The group's an all-star assemblage, working in a nicely loose, live setting – without any one ego taking the lead, and instead this ... CD
This Is New
Pit Inn (Japan), 2014. New Copy
Shingo Okudaira might look a bit understated on the cover, but he's a hell of a drummer and a great leader too – one who seems to inherit almost an Art Blakey-like role in his leadership of the Force Quartet! The group's an already-crackling unit – with some especially strong piano ... CD
Heads Or Tails
Rogue Art (France), 2007/2013. New Copy 2CD
Two different duets between reedman Sylvain Kassap and percussionist Hamid Drake – one live, one studio – recorded six years apart, but sounding wonderful together in this double-length package! The first section is live – and features some very long, open improvisations – ... CD
Duo (DCWM) 2013
Rogue Art (France), 2013. New Copy 2CD
One of the most beautiful duo albums we've heard from Anthony Braxton in a long time – a set of three long improvisations with koto player Miya Masaoka – who plays a 21-string version of the instrument that really sounds beautiful next to Braxton's reeds! Braxton blows sopranino, ... CD
 
Updated January 18, 2017


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