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Threnody – At The Gates
Trost (Austria), 2017. New Copy
A pretty fierce, full-on performance from this trio – improvised freely, and with a lot of intensity – in a way that you might expect from drummer Steve Noble and reedman Martin Kuchen, more than you'd guess from bassist Johan Berthling! Yet together, the three are a fantastic trio ... CD
Speechless
Posi tone, 2017. New Copy
.A record that's definitely got us speechless – as we had no idea that Champian Fulton was such a wonderful pianist! The record takes off from the very first note with a burstingly rhythmic sound, and a deft command of the keyboard that maybe takes us back to the generation of Erroll Garner ... CD
Chevance/Souffle Continu (France), 1974. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A really fantastic performance by this ultra cool group from the Paris scene – a quintet who were inspired by the free jazz movements of the 60s, but quickly developed with a complex sound of their own! There's definitely a lot of improvisation in the music, but these guys also have a more ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Saravah/Souffle Continu (France), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Fresh, free-thinking sounds from the post-68 Paris scene – performed here by a combo who really get the spirit of the time! At one level, the Cohelmec Ensemble echo some of the free jazz of the German and Dutch scenes – but at another, they've got a more warmly collaborative approach ... LP, Vinyl record album
Saravah/Souffle Continu (France), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
One of the hippest records on the legendary Saravah label – a striking free jazz effort by a Paris group – one who bring a lot more homegrown sound than the label's efforts by Steve Lacy and The Art Ensemble of Chicago! The group have a very freewheeling improvisational sound – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Axis
Rune Grammafon (Norway), 2017. New Copy
You might know the sax work of Jon Irabagon in the group Mostly Other People Do The Killing – but here, he's set up in a completely different format – one that shows the growing role of Irabagon on the global jazz underground! The music here is freely improvised with a trio that ... CD
GAD (Poland), Mid 60s. New Copy
A lost chapter in 60s modern European jazz – recordings made by a very hip quartet, working amidst a larger setting created by Polish Radio! The core group features two key names – pianist Wojciech Karolak and saxophonist Jan Ptaszyn Wroblewski – both of whom recorded some ... CD
Retrorespective
Wide Hive, 2016. New Copy
Not a retrospective of the music of Throttle Elevator Music – as you might mistake from the title – but instead a fresh new album that features the group working tremendously with the mighty Kamasai Washington! Washington isn't just a guest, but a key member of the group – and he ... CD
Retrorespective
Wide Hive, 2017. New Copy
Not a retrospective of the music of Throttle Elevator Music – as you might mistake from the title – but instead a fresh new album that features the group working tremendously with the mighty Kamasai Washington! Washington isn't just a guest, but a key member of the group – and he ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fantasy, 1976. New Copy
A fantastic never-heard performance from one of the greatest pianists of the 20th Century – a live date recorded in Madison, WI – and exactly the kind of record that reminds us why Bill Evans in a live setting is maybe even more revelatory than Bill Evans in the studio! It's impossible ... CD
Fantasy, 1976. New Copy
A fantastic never-heard performance from one of the greatest pianists of the 20th Century – a live date recorded in Madison, WI – and exactly the kind of record that reminds us why Bill Evans in a live setting is maybe even more revelatory than Bill Evans in the studio! It's impossible ... CD
Vessel In Orbit
Aum Fidelity, 2017. New Copy
Sharply angular sounds from this very hip trio – a record that really grabs you right at the start, then makes sure you're paying attention all the way through! The group's a particularly great setting for the piano of Matthew Shipp – who maybe reminds us here why we found him so great ... CD
Bass Duo
Aum Fidelity, 2017. New Copy
Fantastic free jazz improvisations on bass – performed here in a live setting by the mighty William Parker alongside Stefano Scodanibbio – in a wonderful array of tones, shapes, and structures! The music has that really special quality that's made Parker one of the most soulful ... CD
Stan Getz Quartet In Paris
Verve (Japan), 1966. New Copy
A rare set from one of Stan Getz's hippest groups! The album was recorded in Paris in 1966, during a time in which Stan was working with a groundbreaking quartet that included Gary Burton on vibes, Steve Swallow on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums – a combo that unfortunately got a bit ... CD
Burning Below Zero
Trost (Austria), 2014. New Copy
The first we've heard of this new trio project from reedman Ken Vandermark – a lineup that features Elisabeth Harnik on piano and Didi Kern on drums – all working with a sound that's a very nice change from some of Ken's other project! The mode is free jazz, but the style is maybe a ... CD
Full Throttle
Blue Note (Japan), 2017. New Copy
A fantastically sharp group from the Japanese scene – one who do a perfect job of balancing electric and acoustic impulses, and yet another project from trumpeter Takuya Kuroda – who seems to be one of the hardest working players in recent years! Part of the album has the kind of hard ... CD
Saravah/Souffle Continu (Italy), 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
A wild and groundbreaking record recorded by the great French tenor player Barney Wilen! Although he got his start as a bebopper in the 50's, Wilen sort of dropped out of sight by the end of the 60's – and only emerged from time to time to cut strangely experimental sides. This record is ... LP, Vinyl record album
Wax & Wane
Brandee Younger, 2016. New Copy
A hip harpist for the 21st Century – one of the few players on the instrument who've been able to carry on the soulful legacy of Dorothy Ashby in the 60s – while still also giving the instrument a new sort of placement in jazz! Brandee Younger's working here with production help from ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1973. New Copy
A great live date from one of our favorite trombonists of the 70s – a really unusual player who made some great personal strides on the instrument with records like these! The session's a live one, with a very open feel – long, flowing tracks that are similar to the sorts you'd hear ... CD
My Little Suede Shoes
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1980. New Copy
The title might be a little cutesy, but the album's a rock-solid effort from pianist Naoki Nishi – an artist who's maybe not as well-known on these shores as some of his Japanese contemporaries, but who delivers a wonderful performance throughout! The album's a trio date – all acoustic ... CD
 
Updated March 25, 2017


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