Mindblowing minimalism from the legendary Sandy Bull – an artist who might have had acoustic roots in folk music, but who was instantly turning his music into something else – drawing on modal styles of Eastern music, European generations of expression on guitar, jazz-based ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic album from the great Don Cherry – and maybe one of the earliest examples of the way that he mixed together avant jazz and a globe's worth of influences on the European scene! The album features three long tracks – all seemingly improvised – very heavy on percussion, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: Cover says 1979, but all other data indicates that this is the 1967 Paris Trio session.)
Four slices of genius from this important German jazz festival of the 60s – one of the leading showcases for the best in avant garde and experimental music! The sounds here are as stunning as the lineup – maybe even more so, as there's some nicely-unfamiliar, surprisingly collaborative ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic live performance from Alice Coltrane – and one that features a very heavy-hitting group, one that features both Pharoah Sanders and Archie Shepp on tenor, in a spirit that's as strong and righteous as Alice's Ptah The El Daoud album! The set features one long track – a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very freewheeling live work from Miles Davis – captured here on a set of long tracks recorded in Berlin at the start of the 70s – all with an open vibe that maybe matches some of his famous concert dates from Japan! The overall sound is maybe a bit more spacious and slightly less noisy ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early film music from the great Serge Gainsbourg – nice work from a stretch before Serge got totally funky in the movies, but could still bring some very groovy elements to a picture! The work here features arrangements by Alain Goraguer and Michel Colombier – both of whom helped ... (French) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A live pairing of two giants of 70s jazz – keyboardist Herbie Hancock and bassist Jaco Pastorius – captured live in our fair city of Chicago at a small north side club! The bass of Pastorius seems to make for an even funkier sound than usual – and plenty of strong bass solos too ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Joyce (1968) ... LP Philips/Alternative Fox (UK), 1968. New Copy ...
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The first album by Joyce – one of our favorite Brazilian singers ever! The album's a wonderfully lyrical batch of tracks – many written by Joyce herself, plus a few by Brazilian songwriters Jards Macale, Toninho Horta, and Marcos Valle – and the orchestrations are by Gaya, and ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Steve Lacy —
Threads ... LP Horo/Alternative Fox (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)...
A real standout in the 70s catalog of reedman Steve Lacy – and that's saying a lot, given that he gave us so many fantastic records in the decade! The album's proof that the Horo Records label had a great knack for capturing key players in some different, but fantastic formations – and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Steve Lacy, Evan Parker, Enrico Rava, & Others —
Laboratorio Della Quercia ... LP Horo/Alternative Fox (UK), 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)...
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A fantastic entry into the improvising orchestra genre – a set that's similar to classics by ICP and London Jazz Composers Orchestra – and which also features a bit of crossover in members with both groups! The lineup here features the cream of the crop of the European avant scene of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Charles Mingus —
Shadows ... LP Alternative Fox (UK), 1959. New Copy ...
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A great early moment for the legendary Charles Mingus – music that was used in the equally-legendary film Shadows – the first directorial effort from a young John Cassavetes! The album's worth it alone for the unusual piece "Untitled Percussion Composition" – one of the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A searing live performance from Return To Forever – served up here from a moment when the group had shed some of its Brazilian elements – and was instead the superfusion quartet of Chick Corea on keyboards, Al Di Meola on guitar, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Lenny White on drums! Corea's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very early live set by Pharoah Sanders – very much in the best modes of his late 60s albums on Impulse Records, and a great addition to that era of recordings from the tenor genius! The performance was recorded by French Radio, and has great sound quality – really capturing the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Archie Shepp —
Tradition ... LP Horo/Alternative Fox (UK), 1977. New Copy 2LP (reissue)...
One of Archie Shepp's most soulful records of the 70s – and proof that the Horo label could get amazing work out of any player! The record features Shepp in a spare trio setting – with Cameron Brown on bass and Clifford Jarvis on drums – and each of the four sides features an ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album