A landmark album that shaped Latin jazz for years to come! The format of the set borrows heavily from the previous Cuban Jam Session LPs, but gives it a real New York twist that made the Alegre albums much stronger overall – and much more influential in a wider spectrum. A core group fo ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Joao Donato —
Bossa Muito Moderna ... LP Polygram/Honey Pie, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)...
$24.9928.99About February 17, 2023 (delayed)
A perfect summation of the dearly Joao Donato at his best – a record that's awash in amazing tones, colors, and phrasing – and one that really demonstrates the subtle genius that Donato brought to his work! The album's only a trio outing – with Milton Banana on drums – but ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark album in South African jazz – featuring a group that includes early work from Dollar Brand on piano, Hugh Masekela on trumpet, Kippie Moeketsi on alto, and Jonas Gwanga on trombone! The style here is surprisingly close to American hardbop of the 50s – with less of the more ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An unusual live album from the great reedman Yusef Lateef – recorded during the same time as his well-known recordings for Atlantic Records, but done in a very different vibe overall! The set begins with a long soul jazz take on "In The Evening" – with Yusef on jazzy oboe ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hugh Masekela at a really fantastic point in his career – recorded live for a radio broadcast, and working with a freewheeling style that's quite different than both his early and later work! The vibe here is right up there with some of the few longer-form jazz recordings made by Hugh in the ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent album of hard bossa cuts – played by drummer Antonio Da Souza, aka Miltinho – a player you might also know as Milton Banana, from a great run of Brazilian bossa jazz albums in the 60s! The Milton Banana Trio albums are all just done with piano and bass – but the ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very early work from Brazilian guitar genius Baden Powell – a set that's different than some of his later, more stripped-down recordings – and which presents the young Baden in a way that links his bossa guitar lines to modern jazz of the time! The set's got some larger backings from ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Enrico Rava, Sergio Fanni, Modern Jazz Gang, & Others —
Jazz In Italy ... LP Honey Pie, Early 60s. New Copy ...
A legendary overview of jazz on the Italian scene at the start of the 60s – a great document of the new modes that was really setting the work of Italian jazz musicians apart from those in other parts of Europe – working with fresh ideas and a new conception that's completely sublime! ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really great look at some of the coolest material issued by Motown in the early days of the label – tracks from a brief foray into jazz, from a time when the company was testing the waters with some very hip material from the Detroit scene! The cuts here have a nice sort of grit – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A compilation that's way more than jazz – as it features cuts from a moment when Brazilian music was really coming into its own during the bossa nova generation, yet still had some ties to earlier styles as well – which means that in addition to the sorts of bossa tunes you'd expect, ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty great little collection, and one that's got maybe an even more sophisticated sound than you'd guess from the title! The jazz is all South African, but it's also not that earliest version that was still tied more to local instrumental pop modes – and instead really has the artists ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album