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An obscure later album – a quartet date recorded by Frank Wright on his return to the US, as a tribute to the late Eddie Jefferson! Frank is on tenor – with Richard Williams on bass, Tony Smith on piano, and Gregory Bufford on drums – and all titles are original, and include ... LP, Vinyl record album
A stunner! Philly Joe's Beat is a beautiful bit of modernist hardbop by the drummer. Philly Joe pounds away with his usual clarity and groove, but the real treat is an unexpected appearance by the great Bill Barron, who plays tenor on the session. Barron's tenor is amazingly precise, and filled ... LP, Vinyl record album
Although we were never big fans of Buddy, we can endure him for this nice relaxed Verve session, because it offers some great playing by Prez in a very stripped down setting. The record also features an obscure pianist named "Aye Guy", who is actually Nat King Cole – not named on ... LP, Vinyl record album
Claudio Fasoli, tenor and soprano sax. Kenny Wheeler, trumpet, fluegelhorn and cornet. J.F. Jenny Clark, acoustic bass. All compositions by Fasoli. Titles include "Land of Long White Clouds", "Kitsch", "Tang", "UFO", "Fax", and "Dear K" ... LP, Vinyl record album
Early 50s material from Coleman Hawkins – strong tenor solos out front of some larger arrangemetns from Paul Neilson and Danny Mendelsohn. Titles include "Amber", "Lost In A Fog", "Lucky Duck", "Spellbound", and "Ruby". LP, Vinyl record album
A set that has Weber working with great reeds from Charlie Mariano – alongside keyboards from Rainer Brunighaus and drums from John Marshall, who also plays percussion too. Titles include "Bali", "A Dark Spell", "The Last Stage Of A Long Journey", and "No ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of Cannonball Adderley's first albums – recorded for Savoy way back in 1955, and done with a free and open style that's a nice contrast to his tighter sides for Mercury! The album's very relaxed – that hardbop blowing session mode that Savoy virtually pioneered – letting the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Not as funky as the albums he'd later cut in the early 70s, but still a lot of short groovy little organ tracks with the Baby Cortez feel to them. Hugo & Luigi produce his renditions of pop songs and R&B numbers that were popular at the time, like "Shake", "Watermelon ... LP, Vinyl record album
Excellent bit of modernist jazz from Sweden, recorded in Stockholm, and issued in the states by Jazzland. The brilliant young tenor player Bernt Rosengren teams with wild piano player Lars Werner to play an amazing set of originals by Werner like "Bombastica", "Latin Beat", ... LP, Vinyl record album
Post-Atlantic work from Percy Sledge, but a set that's still pretty darn great – produced with a newly sophisticated edge in Muscle Shoals by the legendary Quin Ivy, who really seems bent on helping Sledge break out of earlier styles in his music! That undeniably great Sledge vocal approach ... LP, Vinyl record album
A nicely grooving set to start the 80s by The Waters – an underappreciated 2-man, 2-woman LA vocal group who did a considerable amount of backup vocals in the studio scene of the late 70s – and this is easily their best record! It's got some of the best arrangements the group ever ... LP, Vinyl record album