Eivind Aarset —
IE ... CD Jazzland (Norway), 2016. Used ...
One of the most dynamic records we've ever heard from Eivind Aarset – a set that's got all the offbeat electronics of his other albums, but which sometimes comes across with a lot more drive and direct power overall! Some points almost have a full-on fusion feel – with drums that ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An album with a really beautiful title – a reference to "My Favorite Things", perhaps – and one that's got a sound that's equally beautiful to match – very different than some of the noisier music we've heard from Eivind Aarset in the past! Yet as with all his other ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An album with a really beautiful title – a reference to "My Favorite Things", perhaps – and one that's got a sound that's equally beautiful to match – very different than some of the noisier music we've heard from Eivind Aarset in the past! Yet as with all his other ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Maybe the most brilliant work so far from Atomic – and definite proof that this Swedish ensemble just keeps getting better and better with each new recording! Every player in the quintet is a star in his own right – Fredrik Ljungkvist on tenor and baritone sax, Magnus Broo on trumpet, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
That's a young Chet Baker on the cover of the record, and the set's a really beautiful experiment based on the music that Chet recorded back in the 50s – a reworking of some of the songs he sung and made his own, turned into versions with lyrics in Norwegian, and instrumentation that nicely ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A stunning collection – one that features all the best bits of this group that we totally love – plus a bonus live set too! Beady Belle are wonderful – a Scandinavian group, but one who've gotten plenty of play over here in the underground soul set for years – thanks to ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Stunning – simply stunning! This new album by Scandinavian group Beady Belle is the first to really unlock their full potential – and offers a haunting blend of jazz, electronics, and other elements that make for a record beyond description. Beady has a style that's impossible to peg ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
A really cool little project – and one that's much better than you might expect at first glance! The "Destiny" in the title refers to the songs – as they're all originals first recorded by Destiny's Child, served up here in instrumental jazz readings with some very creative ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A lesser-known post-Prestige album by Red Garland – played in a mellow mode that features plenty of smokey tunes and late nite numbers! The style's certainly more gentle, and almost more tentative, than Red on Prestige – and many numbers have him slowly stepping along the keys of the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of Red Garland's heaviest hitting albums – and a lively soul jazz set that blows away a lot of his other Prestige work! The album's a quintet date, and it's got a fuller sound than some of Red's trio sides – thanks to the presence of Blue Mitchell on trumpet and Pepper Adams on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Excellent! This record is one of the lost chapters in the career of the great British alto player Joe Harriott. The session was recorded before Joe's experimental "Abstract" release, and way before his "Indo Jazz Fusions" experiments – but it's still an excellent session ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
They might have gotten the title wrong, as the loop is very much a part of this record – particularly a loop pedal that saxophonist Hakon Kornstad uses to really flesh out the sound of this beautiful solo album! The set was recorded during lockdown in 2020, but it's one of the warmer, more ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Really beautiful sounds from Harald Lassen – a record that's very much in the best tradition of the Jazzland label, and the way that Scandinavian imprint can mix jazz expression with more unusual sounds and styles! Lassen plays saxes here, but also handles piano and a bit of midi – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer set of grooves from vibes legend Johnny Lytle – one of the first and one of the few to ever combine vibes with Hammond organ – in this case, the work of Milt Harris on the keys! The group is a very rhythmic trio, thanks to Harris on the bass pedals, and Penny Hinant on the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Riverside pressing, RM 470, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has some shelf wear.)
Junior Mance —
Happy Time ... CD Jazzland/OJC, 1962. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
There's nothing hokey about this one – despite a "happy time" title that might make you think so – as the album's one of the first great statements from pianist Junior Mance, a player who was really coming into his own at the time! Rhythm here is by the team of Ron Carter on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(CONDITION NOTE: this copy is missing the rear tray card and is priced accordingly.)
A beautifully dynamic set from Mohamed Issa Haji – aka Matona – a musician from Zanzibar with a specialty in Taarab, which is an unusual hybrid of African, Arabic, and Indian musical styles! The group here features Matona on oud, vocals, and percussion – illuminated by very ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
There's nothing too mechanical about the sound of the piano here – although at some level, there's also some very interesting mechanics involved in the project! The music started out when Benjamin Mork bought an old grand piano that had been painted blue – and rather than try to ... (Jazz) read moreCD
There's nothing too mechanical about the sound of the piano here – although at some level, there's also some very interesting mechanics involved in the project! The music started out when Benjamin Mork bought an old grand piano that had been painted blue – and rather than try to ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Deeply complicated work from Motif – and a great package that really offers up a number of different facets of this contemporary Scandinavian combo! The music here is all relatively free, but at points never too outside – and coming together with an inherent structure that puts Motif ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Hildegunn Oiseth —
Manana ... CD Jazzland (Norway), 2021. New Copy ...
Out Of Stock
Trumpeter Hildegunn Oiseth also plays a bit of goat horn on this record – and that horn really seems to inform the way she phrases her lines on the more conventional instrument! Hildegunn has a sense of phrasing that's very different than most – nicely compressed notes that come out ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Rymden (Bugge Wesseltoft/Dan Berglund/Magnus Ostrum) —
Space Sailors ... CD Jazzland (Norway), 2021. New Copy ...
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Very cool work from this hip Norwegian trio – a group that maybe returns keyboardist Bugge Wesseltoft to some of the more rhythmic modes that made us first fall in love with his music! The setup here is familiar – piano, bass, and drums – but there's lots of surprises along the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Some of jazz's most sensitive artists get together in a lyrical set of light-handed ditties. Shearing's piano is a surprisingly nice complement to the vibes/bass/guitar sound of The Montgomery Brothers – and the group is augmented by some nice Latin percussion. Tracks are short, and titles ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by Les Spann – an extremely talented jazz player who worked a lot with Dizzy Gillespie in the 50s, and Quincy Jones in the 60s! Les plays both guitar and flute on the set – grooving soulfully in a mode that recalls the stylings of Frank Wess ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Ben Webster & Joe Zawinul —
Soulmates ... LP Jazzland, 1963. Near Mint- ...
An unusual early album by Joe Zawinul – one cut at the start of his early fame with Cannonball Adderley (and years before his success in Weather Report) – but in an easygoing way that's a perfect setting for the aging Ben Webster! Joe's not funking things up the way he did with Cannon, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light aging.)
Bugge Wesseltoft (New Conception Of Jazz) —
Moving ... CD Jazzland/Universal (UK), 2001. Used ...
Out Of Stock
Maybe the best album so far by this groundbreaking Norweigian keyboardist! Bugge plays Fender Rhodes and grand piano on the set – and it's a warm batch of uptempo tracks that push the envelope a lot further than some of his previous work, sort of a mix of jazzy house and ECM-ish soundscapes, ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
A stunning set of future jazz from Wibutee – the group's strongest record to date – and that's saying a lot, because all of them have been pretty darn nice! Wibutee travel in a space that's somewhere beyond the 70s electric work of Miles, Herbie, and Eddie Henderson – using ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
(Out of print. Includes the original printed and stickered case – in great shape too!)
The only thing better than the hip sound of the Jazzland label is the Jazzland label remixed – and that's what you'll hear in this second fab set of work from the groundbreaking Norweigian jazz imprint! The set features loads of cool and spacey numbers, taken to the nth degree in newly ... (New Grooves) read moreCD