An obscure trio side from under-recorded Chicago pianist Chris Anderson – who plays here with Bill Lee and either Walter Perkins or Philly Joe Jones on drums, in a trio that made the core of the rhythm section on Frank Strozier's excellent Jazzland date, Long Night. The group is in fine form ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)
Bendik Baksaas —
Seine Sviv ... CD OK World (Norway), 2018. New Copy ...
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An airy, icy combination of voice and instrumentation – used in a way that takes us back to some of the coolest Norwegian experiments of this type from years back – like some of the sparer work of Karin Krog, or unusual vocal projects on the Jazzland label! Bendik Baksaas leads the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Adama Barry —
Lembi ... CD OK World (Norway), 2018. New Copy ...
Spare sounds get taken to the next dimension – as the music of Adama Barry is presented in both its original creation, and in a set of remixes by Henrik Schwarz, Bugge Wesseltoft, Prins Thomas, Mental Overdrive, and others! The album's got an unusual approach – as two-thirds of the ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Beady Belle —
Dedication ... LP Jazzland (Norway), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
Beady Belle never lets us down – and even though the lady's been making music for well over a decade, she still turns out some of the most consistently thoughtful soul we can think of! Forget the fact that the singer's on a Norwegian label, as the lyrics here are all in English, backed by ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful album from Beady Belle – the group and wonderful vessel for the seductive, entrancing voice and songs of Beate S. Lech – possibly their best yet! Beady Belle have made deeply engaging blend of modern jazzy soul and beautiful mood music for most of the outs, taking a step ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Donald Byrd, Hank Mobley, Kenny Drew —
Hard Bop ... LP Jazzland, Late 50s. Very Good ...
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An odd little record with a nice cover – an LP by Jazzland that brings together sides recorded by Byrd and Mobley in earlier years, most likely Riverside tracks lifted from other albums (or maybe just from Drew's This is New LP.) 3 tunes – "This Is New", "Carol", ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Small orange label Jazzland pressing with deep groove, including the rice paper inner sleeve. Cover has a split bottom seam, some splitting in the top seam, and a bit of pen on back.)
Eddie Lockjaw Davis & Johnny Griffin —
Griff & Lock ... LP Jazzland, 1961. Very Good ...
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Classic tenors head-to-head – as Griff & Lock lay out one of their excellent 2 tenor classics from the early 60s! The rhythm section's deeply soulful – with Junior Mance on piano, Larry Gales on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – and the album grooves through some long blowers, a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label Orpheum pressing. Cover has a stereo sticker in the bottom right.)
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has some surface wear.)
A lesser-known post-Prestige album by Red Garland – played in a mellow mode that features plenty of smokey tunes and late night 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 ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes jukebox strips and mini LP images!)
Red Garland —
Solar ... LP Jazzland, 1962. Near Mint- ...
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An obscure little quartet session from Red Garland – recorded with Les Spann on both guitar and flute, caught at a time when he was just starting to make waves on the New York scene! The presence of Spann gives the record a decidedly different feel than most of Garland's work on Prestige ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)
An excellent album by Dexter Gordon – his first after a number of years spent without recording in the late 50s, and one that marked a real return to serious growth as a player during the 60s! The album takes the same approach as Dexter's soon to be recorded Blue Note classics – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A unique album from Woody Herman – a one-off recording for the Jazzland label, and one that has him working with both a full group (his Fourth Herd), and with a smaller combo of players! The album's noteworthy for the presence of some great solo stars – Zoot Sims on tenor, Nat Adderley ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with deep groove.)
Clifford Jordan & Sonny Red —
Story Tale ... LP Jazzland, 1961. Near Mint- ...
A brilliant collaboration between Clifford Jordan and Sonny Red! At the time of this recording, Jordan was one of a number of firey young tenor players from Chicago – all of them hard-blowing, with a nice soulful bottom that opened up a bop sound to more moods and emotions – but Jordan ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label stereo Orpheum pressing – in wonderful shape!)
A surprisingly wonderful set from Wynton Kelly – really fluid and swinging, and with a unique approach on half the material! The core group of the set features Kenny Burrell on guitar, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – but then Jones sits it out on the second side ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label stereo Orpheum pressing, in a mono cover with Stereo sticker on front.)
A firey little trio session from Junior Mance – one that features tracks taken at a pace that's even more uptempo than usual, and which really pushes his skills on the keys! The speed of the set is by no means a detriment to Mance's soulful playing – and if anything, the record stands ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s OJC pressing. Shrinkwrap has a hype sticker.)
A really wonderful album by Herbie – and one of the few to feature him exclusively on bass clarinet! Bass clarinet is one of the hippest of instruments – mastered only by a few strong solo players in jazz, like Eric Dolphy or David Murray – and Herbie shows here that he was way ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with deep groove.)
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
An interesting little LP that compiles alternate takes from Monk's classic album for Riverside – Monk's Music – the session that featured the unique twin tenor lineup of John Coltrane and Coleman Hawkins. The album features 4 different alternates of tunes from that set – "Nut ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An interesting little LP that compiles alternate takes from Monk's classic album for Riverside – Monk's Music – the session that featured the unique twin tenor lineup of John Coltrane and Coleman Hawkins. The album features 4 different alternates of tunes from that set – "Nut ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
First volume of sessions originally recorded for radio on acetates, then transferred to tape in 1961 and released as 2 albums on the Jazzland label in the early 60s. The sides are noteworthy in that they offer some important early performances by Navarro – working with the Tadd Dameron band ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing. Cover has a promo ink stamp and a name in pen on back.)
They sure got the title right on this one, as Sal's playing tenor in a quintet that features all heavyweights, and soul jazz heavyweights too, we might add! The combo features Nat Adderley, Barry Harris, Sam Jones, and Walter Perkins – all of whom make Sal cook a lot more than usual, and who ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has an ink stamp on back.)
2 early 60s sessions by tenorist Sal Nistico – a great player who spent most of his life in bigger bands, but who also knew how to shine on small group settings like these! They sure got the title right on the CD, as Sal's playing tenor in groups that feature many heavyweights, and soul jazz ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Nordjordet (Oyonn Groven Myhren/Bugge Wesseltoft) —
Nordjordet ... CD OK World (Norway), 2018. New Copy ...
A fantastic meeting of ancient and modern on the Norwegian jazz scene – a set that echoes some of the vintage Scandinavian folk/jazz experiments of the 60s, but with a very different vibe! The project is a collaboration between traditional singer Oyonn Groven Myhren, who also plays this ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sonny Red —
Images ... LP Jazzland, 1961. Near Mint- ...
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One of the few sessions ever recorded as a leader by the great alto player Sonny Red! Red's tone on the alto has always been one of our favorites – raspy, soulful, and sharp-edged in a way that's really unique – but even if you include his work as a sideman, there's probably only a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing, still in the shrink, with hype sticker.)
Great session of deeply soulful tenor work, featuring Rouse in a group with Blue Mitchell, Walter Bishop, Earl May, and Art Taylor. At this point in his career, Rouse is in his pre-Monk days – but beginning to experiment heavily with a more modernist approach to hardbop. The results are ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s Mexican OJC pressing on Gamma.)
Sanskriti Shrestha —
Brijanga ... CD Jazzland (Norway), 2018. New Copy ...
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A great combination of Indian percussion and open jazz elements – served up at a level that takes us back to some of the most inventive ECM albums of this nature – such as the Codona albums by Collin Wolcott! Sanskriti Shrestha plays the very cool tabla tarang – which is a range ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Les Spann —
Gemini ... CD Jazzland, 1961. New Copy ...
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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
Belgian guitarist Rene Thomas was one of the few players to break out of the postwar Paris jazz scene and actually get to record in America – and on this classic set from 1960, he's grooving with a very hip group that includes JR Monterose on tenor, Hod O'Brien on piano, and the rhythm ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the deeper, darker sets we've heard from the Jazzland label in recent years – a set that blends the saxophone of Inge Weatherhead Breistein with lots of layered electronics – at a level that takes us back to our favorite records from the early days of the label! Things here are ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Key early work from the great Randy Weston – a live performance from Cafe Bohemia, featuring an unusual group that includes Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass and Cecil Payne on baritone sax! The presence of Payne makes the record more than just an angular piano trio outing, and allows Weston to ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Small orange label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some ringwear, discoloration from age, and a promo ink stamp on back.)