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Funky electric magic from the mighty Dave Pike Set – the ultra-cool combo the American vibist worked with while recording for German label MPS! First up is Live At The Philharmonie – a legendary MPS session from vibist Dave Pike – a set that mixes his funkier styles with some ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the best of the MPS 2LP live sets of the early 70s – featuring an all-star group that includes key German players of the time – like Wolfgang Dauner, Heinz Sauer, Albert Mangelsdorff, Manfred Schoof, Gunter Lenz, and Ack Van Rooyen! The sound of the record is fairly out – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Despite the heavy-handed title of the session, the record's actually a pretty groovy batch of tracks in the classic MPS 70s mode! If you fear for an overdose of brass, don't worry, because Gruntz manages to arrange the group with lots of subtlety, and the tracks are actually nice solo showcases ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the most striking albums ever recorded by the legendary Clarke-Boland Big Band – a suite of tracks composed by leader Francy Boland, swinging with a style that stands with the best MPS work of the time! Boland's clearly taking his cue from the sophisticated later work by Duke ... LP, Vinyl record album
Recorded live at Schauspielhaus in Zurich, led by George Gruntz, Flavio Ambrosetti, Daniel Humair, and Franco Ambrosetti – with featured soloists including Alan Skidmore, Benny Gailey, Howard Johnson, Charlie Mariano, Jimmy Knepper, Dom Um Romao, Palle Mikkelborg, and John Faddis. LP, Vinyl record album
A seminal bit of 60s modern from MPS – a tremendous session that features equally strong contributions from the three players named in the title – Attila Zoller on guitar, Lee Konitz on alto sax, and Albert Mangelsdorff on trombone! All players are at the height of their modern powers ... LP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic tribute to the great Polish soundtrack composer Krzysztof Komeda – recorded in 1972 for MPS records by a group of Eastern European modernists that were among some of his closest associates! Players include the great trumpeter Tomasz Stanko, who also plays piano on the set; ... LP, Vinyl record album
Excellent work – and believe it or not, a great big band album led by Chet Baker! Although Chet's mostly best known for his work in small groups, he's really shining here as the leader of a large ensemble that includes a mix of "cool" west coast players on horns – Bud Shank, ... LP, Vinyl record album
An amazingly beautiful set of tracks from Art Farmer – playing here with superb accompaniment from a young Harold Mabern on piano, in a laidback quartet format that really lets Art open up! Art's playing is fresh and creative throughout – never too over the top, and always blown with ... LP, Vinyl record album
Great RCA comp of Dizzy's earlier bop sides for the label, many of which came out first only as singles. Tracks include all the classics like "Cubana Be", "Cubana Bop", "Manteca", "Night in Tunisia", and a whole bunch more that you've heard him reprise a ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great groovy Eddie Harris record that follows up on his "Exodus" hit – but which is not the more famous album under a similar name! This set differs from that one, in that it features a shorter reading of "Exodus", plus other short songs from other films – all ... LP, Vinyl record album
A landmark record – both in 60s jazz and bossa nova – and a set that not only bridged worlds of music, but set the tone for so many other albums to come! By the time of this 1964 set, Stan Getz had already issued a few bossa nova experiments on Verve – but this pairing with ... LP, Vinyl record album