Creative Arts Ensemble —
One Step Out ... LP Nimbus/Outernational (UK), 1981. New Copy 2LP (reissue)...
A great bit of work from the hip LA scene that centered around the Nimbus label at the end of the 70s – a collective who work together here with the same spiritual jazz modes you'd find on labels like Tribe or Strata East! The group features some bigger names from the scene, including some ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet bit of Indo Jazz – but one that's quite different than the Joe Harriott experiments with the format in the 60s! Instead, this groove has more of a funky sitar feel – ala the Ravi Harris records from 20 years back – a tight funk combo with an electric sitar going all wild ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
An album that's every bit as cool as you might expect – a set that's very much in the same Indo-jazz experiments as saxophonist Joe Harriott, but with a slightly different approach overall! Although sitar is part of the instrumentation, there's also a fair bit of conventional jazz phrasing ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A lost spiritual jazz classic from pianist Nate Morgan – maybe the musician's best-remembered moment, and for good reason too! The set's got this soaring, spiritual vibe that's much more early 70s than you'd guess from the date of recording – a post-Coltrane spirit with lots of modal ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jeff Resnick —
SAC ... LP RIT/Outernational (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)...
A totally wonderful little record, and one with a very unlikely origin story too – given that the music was originally composed to highlight the different creative departments at the Rochester Institute Of Technology in the late 70s! The music is all jazz on side one – done in this ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jesse Sharps Quintet/Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra —
Sharps & Flats ... LP Nimbus/Outernational, 1979/1985. New Copy 2LP (reissue)...
Soaring spiritual soul jazz from the LA scene – a double-length set that features a beautiful performance by the Jesse Sharps Quintet, plus a longer extended track from Horace Tapscott's Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra! We'll be honest in saying that we'd never heard of Sharps before this album ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Large-group genius from the legendary Horace Tapscott – one of the few recordings of his groundbreaking Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra! The music here is totally righteous right from the start – even more searching and soaring than Tapscott's trio or solo work – thanks to help from ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent double-length set from Horace Tapscott's Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra – an extremely righteous ensemble that was one of the hippest things going on the LA jazz scene of the 70s! The vibe is free and spiritual, but it also has a wonderful groove pulsating underneath many of the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Please Note – This latest batch has a slightly dinged upper corner due to shipping.)
One of the most ambitious albums ever from pianist Horace Tapscott – a double-length set that has him working with a large lineup of underground musicians from the 70s Los Angeles scene – all united in spirit and power as the Pan-African Peoples Arkestra! Tapscott's piano directs the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album