Tenorist Don Byas may have waned a bit on the American scene by the end of the 60s – but the saxophone genius was alive and well overseas, where he got the chance to cut some amazing records like this! The set has Byas at the top of his form – maybe as openly expressive as Dexter ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The title's a bit of a rough pun, but don't hold that against it – as the album's got pianist Tommy Flanagan nicely stretching out – expanding past his familiar trio mode on a few great tracks on the set! Make no mistake, the core trio is great – with help from Jasper Lundgaard ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Dexter Gordon/Ben Webster —
Tenor Titans ... CD Storyville (Denmark), 1969/1972. Used ...
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Never-issued work from these two tenor titans – all recorded in Copenhagen, where both musicians found a welcoming home in the later years of their lives! The album presents Gordon solo on two numbers first – one a long quartet track with pianist Thomas Clausen, then with the larger ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Johnny Griffin & Art Taylor —
In Copenhagen ... CD Storyville/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1964. New Copy ...
Mid 60s live work from Johnny Griffin – recorded overseas with a really unbridled approach! The set is one of Griffin's first of its type – a series of 1964 performances at the Club Montmartre in Copenhagen – a club who virtually invented the long-drawn, solo-heavy style of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the first albums ever from the team of Jackie Caine and Roy Kral – and one of the best, too! The album's got a relaxed, open-ended approach to jazz vocals that already carries all the hallmarks of the Jackie & Roy style – wordless scatting on some tunes, playful lyrical ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging, with some splitting in the bottom seam.)
One of the greatest albums ever cut by Jackie and Roy! This one captures them in the early days – right after they'd left Charlie Ventura, and were beginning to sing and pen some fantastic little jazz ditties on their own. The album features the recorded debut of Tommy Wolf, who would ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove.)
Erling Kroner —
Forgotten Art ... LP Storyville (Denmark), 1977. Very Good+ ...
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Excellent work from trombonist Erling Kroner – a Danish modernist of the 70s, and one who made some great albums that often get overlooked! Features work from Michael Hove on alto and soprano sax, Ole Molin on guitar, Tim Hagans and Allan Botschinsky on trumpets, Palle Danielsson on bass, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Warne Marsh first rose to fame in the 50s, but he was even more of a wonderful player in the 70s – even though his records from that generation never fully get their due! This set's one of those great moments from that time – a record that will convert you to Marsh from his very first ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Two giants from the LA bop scene of years past – still sounding wonderful here in the later years of their career! We're not sure we'd rapidly embrace the "young" in the title – but only because there's a maturity of playing here that really makes the record great – a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Anders Mogensen —
Taking Off ... CD Storyville (Denmark), 1995. Used ...
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A really nice take on the music of New Orleans soul legend Allen Toussaint – a record that sets things up in new jazz-based arrangements that open up whole new sides of the songs! You'll know most of the numbers here – especially if you've got any of Toussaint's classic albums or ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Quest II ... LP Storyville (Switzerland), 1986. Near Mint- ...
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A killer later date from tenor genius Charlie Rouse – one that's quite different than his famous 60s work with Thelonious Monk, but equally wonderful in its own sort of way! The tracks are open, relaxed, and nicely swinging – with Rouse at the head of a quartet that features Hugh ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Incredible work from one of the greatest groups of the New York avant scene of the 60s – the legendary New York Contemporary Five, a combo that features Archie Shepp on tenor, John Tchicai on alto, Don Cherry on cornet, Don Moore on bass, and JC Moses on drums! This 1963 recording, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest, most compelling albums we've ever heard from reedman Sahib Shihab – and that's saying a lot, given how much we love all his other music! This rare gem's got a very exotic feel –explained by Shihab in the notes as coming from a Tunisian influence on the leadoff track ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early Storyville Records gem from these two budding modernists – featuring a quartet with Zoot Sims on tenor, Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone, and Hank Jones on piano and a bit of celeste! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert! Cover has light wear.)
John Stubblefield —
Prelude ... LP Storyville (Denmark), 1978. Near Mint- ...
Hardly a prelude – as the album's a fully-formed, fully-stated set right from the start – easily one of the best moments ever for reedman John Stubblefield – and an overlooked spiritual classic from the 70s! There's a vibe here that rivals the Strata East scene at their best ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some light wear, but is very nice overall.)
A great little record led by Danish drummer Klaus Suonsaari – and one that features tremendous frontline work from Bob Berg on tenor, and Tom Harrell on both trumpet and flugelhorn! Both musicians really make their presence felt – pushing out with those perfectly-blown, perfectly-focuse ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Overlooked brilliance from reedman John Tchicai – a late 70s session recorded for the Storyville label, and easily one of the most soulful sets on the imprint at the time! The album's a tremendous showcase not only for Tchicai's work on soprano, alto, and bamboo flute – but also for ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Karsten Vogel —
This Is It ... CD Storyville (Denmark), 2018. New Copy ...
Karsten Vogel steps out here as more of a multi-instrumentalist than we might have guessed – still playing tenor, alto, and soprano sax on much of the record – but also adding in some keyboards, violin, and rhythm programs too! In fact, it's those programs that shape the sound more ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Late ballad work from the mighty Ben Webster – mostly recorded right at the end of the 60s and start of the 70s – in the tenorist's final years, but at a time when he could still make great magic with his tone! The set brings together tracks recorded in a variety of settings – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Danish scene provided tenor legend Ben Webster a great home in later years – around the same time that Copenhagen was an important spot for Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, and other American players too! This set marks Ben's first performance on that scene – and is well-captured by ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The legendary Sonny Boy Williamson, recorded in Copenhagen in the early 60s – but at a level that's still strongly respectful of all the work he'd done in the US – maybe even more so, given the rootsy feel of the whole record! The group is small, and Sonny's vocals and harmonica are ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Features Sonny Boy Williamson on harmonic and vocals – in a trio with guitar from Matt Murphy and drums from Billie Stepney – plus added piano from Memphis Slim on a few tracks! (Blues) LP, Vinyl record album