Like so many Milestone 2-fers from the 70s, this set combines two excellent 60s hard bop LPs into one nice set! Both sides feature Adderley's trademark soul jazz hard bop hybrid, but in contexts that add a twist to the settings you might otherwise have heard Cannonball in. The first album's a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Alexander's second outing for the Milestone label (hence the title), and a wonderful album of soulful tenor tracks that has him working in a quintet with Harold Mabern on piano and Jim Rotondi on trumpet. Mabern and Alexander have, by this time, forged quite a sympathetic relationship – and, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
This tenor giant gets better and better with each new album! Eric Alexander is one of our favorite new jazz artists of the past decade – still a relatively young player, but with a sound that's incredible, steeped in years of tradition, yet freely creative in his own unique way. His tenor ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Wicked early work from Azymuth – one of the albums that the group recorded when they were really starting to take off on the global scene – burning strong with a soulful fusion vibe, lots of Brazilian rhythm currents, and always hitting all the right notes in their music! The sound ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent American release from the brilliant Brazilian fusion outfit Azymuth. While occasionally they managed to get a bit complicated in their arrangements, the songs and groove never suffered for it, and the crisp modern production complements their tight sound nicely, with warm key washes and ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a gold promo stamp and a sticker in the top right.)
Karl Berger & Company —
Tune In ... LP Milestone, 1969. Very Good+ ...
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An obscure record from German vibist Karl Berger – and a great one! The set's a lot hipper than some of his "try to be hip, kind of try too hard" records for other labels – and was recorded in New York with a group that includes Carlos Ward on alto and flute, Dave Holland on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has a name in pen, and some light wear.)
A great mix of electric modes from Paul Bley – working here on Fender Rhodes and Arp, plus a bit of acoustic piano as well! The album's got a great reworking of the sense of space that Bley brought to his regular piano work – excellent accompaniment from Barry Altschul on percussion ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)
Ron Carter —
Piccolo ... LP Milestone, 1977. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
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Ron Carter plays piccolo bass – in an extended live performance with Kenny Barron on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and Ben Riley on drums! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and a promo stamp on the back.)
Ron Carter's such a great player, he can always shine in so many modes – bringing the bass not just into the forefront of a tune, but taking into places that other musicians wouldn't reach! Here, he's going for a nicely laidback vibe that mixes light jazz funk with a bit of strings – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really wonderful early album from drummer Jack DeJohnette – maybe his most obscure record from the time, and maybe one of his best as well! The album's got a very open, spiritual sort of vibe – out one minute, and more soulful the next – as Jack stretches out on drums with a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing in fantastic shape!)
Raul De Souza —
Colors ... CD Milestone, 1975. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A sweet blend of west coast jazz and Brazilian rhythms – and one of our favorite records ever from trombonist Raul De Souza! The session's got a more soulful, jazzy feel than some of Raul's other dates from the 70s – not nearly as tight as his sets for Capitol, with an earthy ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Bill Evans returns to his alma mater – playing a live set at Southern Louisiana University in the late years of his career – recorded in a way that's quite different from some of his other concert sets of the time! There's a nice amount of echo in the recording – so you really ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Barcode has a cutout hole, disc has a promotional stamp.)
Beautiful live recordings from Bill Evans – recorded with his late 60s trio that included the incredible Eddie Gomez on bass, plus Marty Morell on drums – a lineup that was really taking off with Bill at the time, and learning how to make some wonderful music together! The setting is ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Jerry Gonzalez & The Fort Apache Band —
Fire Dance ... CD Milestone, 1996. Used ...
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Trumpeter Jerry Gonzalez cooks away nicely with his Fort Apache band – swinging in that hip mix of Latin and jazz that's always made the combo so great! This sweet set was recorded live, which gives the band lots of long, open-ended tunes on which to really open up and do their thing – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of our favorite albums of all time – and a record that just gets better and better the more we listen to it – and we've listened to it for years! Johnny "Hammond" Smith began his career as a simple soul jazz organist – but by the time of this album, he'd teamed up ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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!)
Lee Konitz —
Satori ... LP Milestone, 1975. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
Lee's sidemen on this LP are Martial Solal, Dave Holland, and Jack DeJohnette. Titles include "Just Friends", "Green Dolphin Street", "Hymn", "Free blues", and "Satori". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
A nice little session from Lee Konitz – simple, without many tricks, and a great 70s extension of the sound of his 50s work! The group's a quartet with Sal Mosca on piano – and on a number of tracks, the pair of them play together alone, Lee blowing introspectively, and Sal working in ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A relatively mellow vocal outing from Ithamara Koorax – a voice that was introduced to us from her appearances on some groovy Brazilian dancefloor tunes, including some of those from Dom Um Romao's albums! The style here is quite different – very laidback, and in the ballad mode you'd ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
(Out of print, punch through barcode and promotional stamp on CD.)
Two classic Riverside Monk LPs, reissued together in one nice set! Brilliant Corners was a real comeback for Monk from the late 50s, and a record that features some of his best writing for horns! The group is incredible – bringing together Clark Terry, Sonny Rollins, and Ernie Henry – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
2 great trio sides by Thelonious, collected for reissue by Milestone. The Unique Thelonious Monk's billed as "very personal treatments of great standards" – and it's a great twist on familiar material, all given the Thelonius touch! There's less of Monk's creative composition and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane —
Monk/Trane ... LP Milestone, Late 50s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ...
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Milestone compiled this album of some of the tracks Monk and Coltrane recorded together when their union began in the late 50s. The songs are taken from the albums Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane, Monk's Music, and Thelonious Himself. Some of the musicians who turn up on these recordings are ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Forget the "brass" in the title, because this is a great set – not hokey at all, not a big band session, but a wonderfully well-developed expression of jazz from the great James Moody – recorded during an extremely fruitful time in his career! About half the tunes on the set ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of Flora Purim's 70s classics – an album recorded with that soaring breezy vocal style that she virtually invented – heard here before it got too old, and too copied by other singers! The set's a live one, filled with lots of energy – and recorded before a very enthusiastic ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Flora Purim —
Encounter ... LP Milestone, 1976. Near Mint- ...
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One of Flora Purim's most ambitious albums of the 70s – recorded with larger backings than usual, and some occasional additional vocal help from Urszula Dudziak and Googie Coppola! The "encounter" of the title is a reference to the added players on the set – as Flora's groove ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)
An underrated 70s effort from Sonny Rollins, featuring him fronting a dynamite group with Stanley Cowell and Mtume at the height of their Afro-centric electric jazz period. Longtime sideman Bob Cranshaw plus David Lee round out the rhythm section, and this is one of Rollins' LPs featuring the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
With Branford Marsalis on tenor, Mark Soskin or Tommy Flangan on piano, Jerome Harris on guitar, and Clifton Anderson on trombone. Titles include "Sister", "Little Girl Blue", "For All We Know",a nd "I Should Care". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
One of Sonny Rollins' real standout sessions from the 70s – a different vibe than before, but a sound that's still as striking than any of his earlier records! The record features him in a slightly more modern group – with backing by Walter Davis Jr on piano, Masuo on gutiar, Bob ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Sonny Rollins' real standout sessions from the 70s – a different vibe than before, but a sound that's still as striking than any of his earlier records! The record features him in a slightly more modern group – with backing by Walter Davis Jr on piano, Masuo on gutiar, Bob ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An overlooked gem from Rollins – and a record that has him playing with a bit of an electric feel, in a style that's similar to some of Joe Henderson's early 70s Milestone sessions! Similar to Henderson's albums, George Cables plays a bit of electric piano on the set – grooving nicely ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Alto saxophonist Bud Shank steps out with Cyrus Chestnut on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums. Tracks include "September Song", "Besame Mucho", "Angel Eyes", "I Remember Clifford", and "Night & Day". (Jazz) CD
A haunting tribute to the late John Coltrane – not just a "friend" of McCoy Tyner, but a key musical partner back in the 60s! The album's a solo piano effort – extremely intimate, but still played with that long-flowing majesty we always love in McCoy – and two of the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
McCoy Tyner —
Supertrios ... LP Milestone, 1977. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ...
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Tyner in two great trios – with Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams on drums on one record – and with Eddie Gomez on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums on the other! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Probably the best jazz album that Phil Upchurch ever cut! Phil plays in two settings here – one with a funky large group, arranged and conducted by Ed Bland (who did a lot of the work for Perception records in the early 70s) – the other with a quintet that includes Wynton Kelly, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two of Randy's Weston's earliest albums – both recorded in the mid 50s, and briefly (and rarely) issued on the Riverside label. The album's feature Weston playing in a very spare setting – as only 5 of the tracks feature a trio (with Art Blakey on drums and Sam Gill on bass), and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
2LP set that brings together a host of classic trio sides by Randy Weston, all recorded for Riverside in the 50's, and culled from a number of different LPs and 10" releases. One LP in the set features the added bonus of Cecil Payne on baritone, but most of the material is spare trio stuff, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album