A wonderfully intimate set from pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi – quite different than her bigger band records of the 70s, but equally great in its own way! The album's a great throwback to the earliest days of Akiyoshi on record – as it has the pianist really opening up in a trio setting, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bebop & Beyond (George Cables, John Handy, etc) —
Bebop & Beyond ... LP Concord, 1984. Near Mint- ...
Lineup features Warren Gale on trumpet, John Handy on alto, Mel Martin on tenor and curved soprano (!), George Cables on piano, Frank Tusa on bass, and Eddie Marshall on drums. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Ray Brown Trio With Ralph Moore —
Moore Makes 4 ... CD Concord, 1990. Used ...
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We're not normally great fans of the Ray Brown Trio, but this album's a corker – thanks to some great tenor work by Ralph Moore! Moore's a the height of his powers here – blowing with an easy soulfulness that recalls the classic late 50s work of Hank Mobley. His presence on the set ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The female all star Mosiac Project led by drummer, percussionist and vocalist Terri Lyne Carrington – with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Esperanza Spaulding, Nona Hendrix, Sheila E, Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson, Patrice Rushen, Geri Allen and many more! This project is a celebration of the best ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Ron Carter & Jim Hall —
Telephone ... LP Concord, 1984. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Guitarist Jim Hall is a player who's always realized he sounds best in a small, intimate setting – whether in his 50s trio recordings with Jimmy Giuffre, or his 60s classics with Bill Hall, or his 70s experiments with bassist Ron Carter – and this live date for Concord really revives ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant work throughout – both of Ray Charles' classic country albums on a single CD package! Volume one is the stuff of legends – and what seemed a silly idea at the time was true proof of Ray's genius – the most successful album of his career and a bona-fide number one hit ... (Soul) read moreCD
Brilliant work throughout – both of Ray Charles' classic country albums in a single package! Volume one is the stuff of legends – and what seemed a silly idea at the time was true proof of Ray's genius – the most successful album of his career and a bona-fide number one hit that ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Al Cohn is one of those players who continued to stay great, even as the years went on – still growing and developing his amazing skills on tenor, although often without all the flair and fanfare of his contemporaries! But when Cohn got the right setting to show his skills, he could really ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Miles Davis and his Quartet doing their thing at the 1963 Monterey Jazz Fest – a previously unreleased set that finds Miles & Co in peak live form! The group isn't out to set the world on fire with this performance, but they're certainly pushing the form and structure of modern jazz in a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An unusual set for organist Joey De Francesco – because he not only plays his usual Hammond, but also sings a bit as well! Joey's vocal style is surprisingly great – kind of that honest male mode that came up in the farther reaches of the 50s – the way a musician might croon in a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Twin guitar jazz from Herb Ellis and Freddie Green – the former on lead electric, the latter on acoustic rhythm – playing together here in a nicely sprightly session from the 70s! The approach is lean, and really makes the best of both players – and next to Green's acoustic, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The Concord label gave guitarist Herb Ellis some of his greatest moments of the 70s – like this early cooker with guitarist Joe Pass – recorded live at the Concord Jazz Festival that gave the label its name! The 1973 performance has both players really opening up – never ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Herb Ellis & Ray Brown —
Hot Tracks ... CD Concord, 1976. Used ...
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The special guest here is Bobby Hutcherson, whose vibes really make the album sound great – in a quintet with George Cables on piano, Jeff Carney on bass, and Eddie Marshall on drums! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
A great 70s set from vocalist Dave Frishberg – recorded with a relaxed, easygoing style that's perfect for his vocals! Dave plays piano almost as much as he sings – and on some tracks, instrumental modes dominate the first part of the tunes, then Frishberg's voice comes in and really ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Heath Brothers groove is nicely expanded by a set of added horns – all of whom bring a nice sense of fullness to the tracks, in a way that recalls some of Jimmy Heath's best arranging styles from years back! Jimmy's in the frontline on tenor and soprano sax, joined by Percy Heath on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the greatest Joe Henderson albums of the 70s – a suite of tracks dedicated to the four elements – and served up with some great accompaniment from Alice Coltrane! The style here is a wonderful mix of Coltrane's spirituality and Henderson's down-to-earth soulfulness – in a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Jazz Dispensary Top Shelf Series Astral Travelin – on 180 gram vinyl!)
We really loved Jazzmeia Horn on her debut, but this time around she really knocks it out of the park – to a point where we're ready to list her among our top few favorite jazz vocalists – a short list that includes Betty Carter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Shirley Horn! We're not easy ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Delightful later work – with a bit of a Brazilian twist, too! Features cuts that include "Dindi", "Samba Do Aviao", "Star Sounds", "Wheelers & Dealers", and "Crystal Illusions". (Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
Al Jarreau pays tribute to the great George Duke – on a set that's got the same sort of collaborative vibe as some of Duke's classics from the 70s and 80s! Al's lead vocals are superb – and they're given some great jazzy touches with production by Stanley Clarke, Boney James, Marcus ... (Soul) read moreCD
With Laurindo Almeida on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, Bud Shank on alto, and Jeff Hamilton on drums. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Single LP pressing.)
Harold Land/Blue Mitchell —
Mapenzi ... LP Concord, 1977. Near Mint- ...
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A real lost gem from the mid 70s – and one of the few albums ever recorded by the Harold Land/Blue Mitchell lineup! The group's got a warm fire that follows nicely off of Land's work with Bobby Hutcherson in the early 70s – but which also benefits from Mitchell's strongly flowing ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Key early work by Abbey – no so much the "blue" album you'd guess from the title, but a session that's filled with the kind of anger and emotion that makes us love her so much when she's this good! The group here is very hip – an ensemble brought to the date by her then-partne ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Taj Mahal & Keb Mo —
Tajmo ... CD Concord, 2017. Used ...
Wonderful work from singer Tania Maria – an extended selection of some of her best cuts recorded for Concord Records! Maria first got her start in Brazil, then recorded in France, but eventually found a very welcome home in the California climate of Concord Records – the Bay Area label ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A stunning live set from Tania Maria – recorded with her Viva Brazil combo in a mode that's very similar to her classic recordings from 70s France! The sound here is great – Tania on keyboards and vocals, with backing only from bass, drums, and percussion – a spare framework that ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A lot nicer than you might think – very well-conceived, with some originals by Mulligan, too! Titles include "Gone", "Soft Lights & Sweet Music", "Noblesse", and "Ghosts". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album