A mindblowing set from early 70s Japan – and a record that's every bit as sinister as you'd guess from its title! Blues Creation certainly started out with a blues influence in their music, but like some of the headier British groups of the moment, they've turned that love of guitar lines ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A Japanese only session from Davis, one that has him working in a number of different modes throughout the set. The core grooves are laid down by Davis in that ever-expansive trio style he was forging at the time – but there's also titles that feature larger backing, with players that ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lovely work from Eliane Elias – and exactly the set you should turn to if you ever doubted her chops on the piano! Elias starts with a quick rendition of Bud Powell's "Hallucinations", played with a deftness that Toshiko Akiyoshi would appreciate – and the set then runs into ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print. Small tear caused by cutout hole in corner of booklet.)
Eliane Elias —
Illusions ... CD Denon (Japan), 1987. Used ...
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Great early work from Eliane Elias – Brazilian-influenced rhythms, warm piano lines, and a surprising undercurrent of soul! The set features Eliane strongly out front on acoustic piano – working with some elements of other American jazz at the time – kind of that post-fusion ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Stellar stuff – recorded a few years before Benny Golson started to explore his "jazztet" ideas with Art Farmer, but handled in a very similar mode. The sextet on the session's a crack one – with Charlie Persip, Paul Chambers, and Wynton Kelly on rhythm – and searing ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print Denon pressing from 1991.)
2 ... LP Denon (Japan), 1972. Very Good Gatefold ...
One of the last great records ever cut by Jon Hendricks – one of our favorite singers of all time! The album's a bit of a "tour de force" – with Hendricks singing alongside a host of famous jazz musicians and vocalists, working in an all star setting that's sometimes too good ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Soulful intensity from Elvin Jones and his Jazz Machine! Soul Train is of the many great originally import-only sessions that Jones cut with his Jazz Machine group during the late 70s – an ensemble who in this case featured Andrew White on alto, and Ari Brown on tenor and soprano. Like most ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi, which has a few small rips. Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall.)
Carmen Maki —
Blues Creation ... LP Denon/Sony (Japan), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
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Japanese singer Carmen Maki works here with Blues Creation – on a set that's headier and heavier than just about anything she ever recorded! The group themselves are amazing – searing with guitar work that rivals the best of the Anglo blues-inspired hard rock combos of the period ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sublime duets – Weston on piano, Wood on bass – on titles that include "Blues To Be There" and "African Cookbook" – plus "Body & Soul" as a piano solo, and "Khadesha" as a bass solo. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a half split top seam and some edge wear.)
A really unusual set from the Japanese scene of the 70s – and a record that represents some of the higher pinnacles of their recording technology at the time! The songs here are billed as "Japanese traditional melodies by PCM Recording Systems" – and they are hardly ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album