Some of the most spiritual sounds we've ever heard from Alice Coltrane – an obscure early 80s album that's done in a very meditative style – one that has the lady on both organ and vocals, working alongside a larger string section at times! The approach is a bit like some of Coltrane's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
R+R Now (Robert Glasper/Derrick Hodge/Terrace Martin/Taylor McFerrin/Christian Scott) —
R+R Now Live ... LP Blue Note, 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
A stunning supergroup from the contemporary scene on the west coast – heard here on a live set that's every bit as wonderful as the studio album that marked their debut! You'll probably know every player here from albums under their own names, and the group is every bit as great as the sum ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Miles Davis' first-ever performance in Japan – a really unique concert that featured the quintet with Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – augmented by a young Sam Rivers on tenor! The presence of Rivers really gives the set an edge – and although Miles is holding Sam ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Thelonious Monk may have written the title tune, but Miles Davis makes it all his own here – blowing with a subtle moody magic that makes the album one of his true treasures from the early Columbia Records years! John Coltrane's along on tenor sax – helping Davis expand the sound the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first-ever vinyl release of material from two Charlie Parker appearances at the Howard Theater in Washington DC – one set recorded in 1952, the other in 1953 – debuting on vinyl from the CD-only release The Washington Concerts! Bird is wonderful throughout – with that kind of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(First time on LP – pressed on "midnight" blue vinyl!)
A classic "new thing" album recorded with the cream of Blue Note's avant 60s players – like Eric Dolphy, Joe Henderson, and Tony Williams – standing out with Hill as some of the most adventurous players for the label at the time! The album's awash with jagged piano likes from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Moody genius from Freddie Hubbard – one that features a unique group with McCoy Tyner on piano, Wayne Shorter on tenor, and Bernard McKinney on euphonium – a tuba-like instrument that gives the album a nicely shadowy sound! McKinney's probably better known for his 70s work with the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite Dexter Gordon sessions for Blue Note – and a unique album that's one of the first to illustrate his growing role in the European jazz scene! The group's a quartet – which let's Dex stand out front with plenty of space for marvelous tenor work – and it features ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest, grooviest settings for the Hammond of Mike LeDonne that we've heard in years – a set that mostly features him working with a larger ensemble, at a level that brings back some of the great 60s sessions from Jimmy Smith and Oliver Nelson! Yet given Mike's touch on the keys, ... read moreCD
The great George Cables is in wonderful form here – balancing things perfectly between the boldness of his left hand on the rhythms, and the more lyrical modes that he opens up with the right – serving up these effortless and beautiful tunes that make us fall in love with his music all ... read moreCD
Irene Schweizer & Hamid Drake —
Celebration ... CD Intakt (Switzerland), 2021. New Copy ...
Pianist Irene Schweizer always has a fantastic amount of energy in her music – a quality that's all her own, informed by the freedoms of the European improvisers of the 70s, but also brought into a focus that always makes her music make a heck of a lot of sense, even to the uninitiated! That' ... read moreCD
The reach of Miles Davis is plenty wide – as right from the start, the trumpeter was associating himself with some of the hippest young talent on the scene! Yet the apex of those associations may have come in the late 60s and early 70s, when the newly-electric Miles was experimenting in all ... (Funky Compilations, Jazz)read moreCD
Never-issued work from Don Cherry – and a really key piece of the puzzle in the career of this legendary trumpeter! The recordings were done for Swedish Radio, with great fidelity – more than just live tracks captured in a club, and instead some really thoughtful material that marks an ... read moreCD
Joe Lovano is one of those players who only seems to go deeper at a time when he could be taking it easy – really pushing his talents to new territory, and finding ways to evolve the way that he expresses himself! That's definitely the case here, in his second album with the trio of Marilyn ... read moreCD
George Benson is no spring chicken – but damn, he sounds plenty darn youthful here – working at the Ronnie Scotts club in London with some tight jazz funk backing! Benson sings as much as solos on guitar – and the whole thing is a great throwback to the sound of his 70s records ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition heavyweight orange vinyl pressing – with download!)
Righteous jazz, but with a bit of a funky twist too – a great selection of classics from the years when 60s soul jazz was reaching out with a new sense of pride and power, and finding a way embrace all of the musical changes that were coming its way! The music here is often by artists who ... (Funky Compilations, Jazz)read moreCD
A pair of overlooked albums from saxophonist Houston Person – both recorded for Detroit's Westbound label, and presented back to back on a single CD! First up is Houston Person 75 – sweet sweet grooves from the legendary Houston Person – a set that blends his soulful tenor with ... read moreCD
One of Larry Coryell's greatest albums ever! Barefoot Boy is a much more expansive session than some of Coryell's others, fueled in part by the spiritual intensity of the Impulse Records generation. It's got a momentum that's pretty darn exciting throughout – but the compositions are nice ... read moreCD
Ramsey Lewis —
Ramsey ... LP Columbia, 1979. Near Mint- ...
A sweet late 70s groover from Ramsey – not as all-out electric as some of his earlier work for Columbia, but done with some nice arrangements that have a full and soulful feel! There's a bit of Kalimba/Earth Wind & Fire soul to the mix – and some tracks have production by James ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Back cover has a gold promo sticker.)
A strange mix of material – but some great work overall! Most of the record features Miles Davis recording with a quintet that includes Thelonious Monk on piano, Milt Jackson on vibes, Percy Heath on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums – on longer versions of "The Man I Love" (in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing, with RVG stamp. Cover is nice!)
A late 50s issue of some of Prez's early bop sides – mostly recorded in LA, with groups that include players like Dodo Marmarosa, Red Callender, Willie Smith, Curtis Counce, Howard McGhee, and Chico Hamilton. Tracks include "DB Blues", "Jumpin At Mesner's", "She's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little set that shouldn't work as well as it does! Mulligan's baritone work is cut nicely by Getz's wispy alto – making for a combination of horns that yeilds some wonderful moments that opens both players up more than usual for the time. Titles include "Anything Goes", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most beautiful albums ever from the great Mel Torme – and a set that's a bit different than his other work for the Bethlehem label too! The set features Mel singing to lush backings from arranger Al Pellegrini – who brings in a mode that definitely lives up to the blue tones ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – red label with deep groove. Cover has a small bit of laminate peeling near the opening, but is great overall.)
Plenty of sass, and plenty of soul – a great mix of modes from the mighty Lou Donaldson! The set has Lou expanding his sound a bit from the harder funk of Blue Note dates from a few years before – working with arranger George Butler, who gives the record a cool electric vibe – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)
Grant Green —
Alive! ... LP Blue Note, 1970. Very Good- ...
A really fantastic album from guitarist Grant Green – a set that's every bit as great as his other Blue Note funk albums from the time – but in a very different way! First off, the group has vibes – played by the more obscure Willie Bivens, sometimes with this hard chromatic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks through most of "Time To Remember". Cover has a bit of wear, and some pen on the back.)
More of a soul album than a jazz album – and a stripped-down mellow set that has Les singing and playing keyboards with a quartet that includes Miroslaw Kudykowski on guitar. Cuts include "Everywhere I Go, People Ask Me a Question", "Woman, Come Home", "I've Been ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a trace of a price sticker.)
Masterful funky soul jazz from the mid 70s – and one of the best solo albums recorded by Headhunter Bill Summers – a sunny batch of Bay Area funk that really grooves with the best of Fantasy Records from the time! The set was produced by Skip Scarborough, and has that great bubbling, ... (Soul, Jazz)read moreCD
An incredible record from funky drummer Idris Muhammad! Idris is probably known for his funky break work on Blue Note and Prestige records sessions of the late 60s and early 70s – but by the time of this 1974 album, he was really expanding his style, hitting a laidback groove that went way ... read moreCD
Miles Davis —
ESP ... CD Columbia, 1965. New Copy ...
An album of dark and subtle beauty – and still one of our favorite Miles Davis albums of all time! The set's not as earth-shattering as some of Davis' other work of the 60s, but that's why we like it so much – because the emerging genius of the group with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, ... read moreCD
Wild funk from guitarist Freddy Robinson – hardly the "bluesology" you'd guess from the title! Sure, Freddie started his career as a blues guitarist on early Chess sessions – but during the early 70s, he cut some monster funky recordings for Stax, recordings that had a bluesy ... (Soul, Jazz)read moreCD
We really love all the different volumes in the Mod Jazz series from Kent Records – they've been instrumental to our musical education over the years – so we're always happy to have "Mo", especially with a collection this great! The material comes from a number of different ... (Funky Compilations, Jazz)read moreCD
Rudiger Carl/Joel Grip/Sven-Ake Johansson —
In Early November ... CD Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2021. New Copy ...
A great live set by an incredibly dynamic trio – Rudiger Carl on clarinet and Sven-Ake Johansson on drums – both older improvisers, joined here by the well-matched bass of the younger Joel Grip! If you've not heard Carl before, you're in for a treat – as his sounds on his ... read moreCD
All Set (Ingrid Laubrock/Stephane Payen/Chris Tordini/Tom Rainey) —
All Set ... CD Rogue Art (France), 2021. New Copy ...
Twin saxes, coming together here with a really wonderful sound – the tenor of Ingrid Laubrock and straight alto sax of Stephane Payen – criss-crossing beautifully next to the drums of Tom Rainey and bass of Chris Tordini! There's a really special sort of sound going on here – the ... read moreCD
A fantastic addition to the too-small catalog of work from the wonderful Harold Land – the west coast tenorist whose sound was maybe more of a bridge to the New York scene in the 50s and 60s – as you'll hear in this collection of well-recorded and unreleased material from his key years ... read moreCD
A fantastic live set from reedman Gary Bartz – captured here with his ultra-hip NTU group – who you might know from their classic albums on Milestone in the 70s! Gary's soaring out with a hell of a lot of pride and power right from the start – effortlessly spinning these long ... read moreCD
A never-issued live performance from the Nimbus Records scene in LA – a spiritual gem that features bassist Roberto Miranda in the lead, working with some key other players from the city at the time! Miranda's always been one of the secret heroes of the underground west coast scene – a ... read moreCD
A fantastic addition to the too-small catalog of work from the wonderful Harold Land – the west coast tenorist whose sound was maybe more of a bridge to the New York scene in the 50s and 60s – as you'll hear in this collection of well-recorded and unreleased material from his key years ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 1500! Heavy vinyl and a nice booklet of notes!)
An incredible package – one that brings together four rare publications by Sun Ra – printed words that are every bit as groundbreaking as his music – and which together represent the farther-flung corners of his vast cultural enterprise! The set represents each of the texts in ... (Books, Jazz)read moreBook
The reach of Miles Davis is plenty wide – as right from the start, the trumpeter was associating himself with some of the hippest young talent on the scene! Yet the apex of those associations may have come in the late 60s and early 70s, when the newly-electric Miles was experimenting in all ... (Funky Compilations, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Paul Dunmall/Matthew Shipp/Joe Morris/Gerald Cleaver —
Bright Awakening ... CD Rogue (France), 2021. New Copy ...
A bold, bright awakening from this freely improvising quartet – a crack lineup who work nonstop here for 56 minutes, in a performance captured at the Vision Festival 17 in New York! Paul Dunmall is ferocious on tenor, and really seems to set fire to the piano of Matthew Shipp – as ... read moreCD
Tremendous work from tenorist George Coleman – featured here in the sort of setting that really reminds us of his genius when allowed to really open up and blow! The tracks are long, and the material was recorded by the Left Bank Jazz Society – that Baltimore-based organization that's ... read moreCD
An early moment of brilliance as a leader for bassist Peter Kowald – and maybe a record of his that matches the early FMP albums of Peter Brotzmann for sheer, raw intensity! There's almost a Machine Gun-like power here – as the group comes on with all the amazing energy that the early ... read moreCD
(Remastered from the original tapes, first time on CD, and in a great LP-styled cover!)
Alexander Von Schlippenbach Quartet —
Three Nails Left ... CD FMP/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1975. New Copy Gatefold ...
Amazing work from this seminal group on the FMP scene – a quartet led by pianist Alexander Von Schlippenbach, but equally balanced between the saxes of Evan Parker, bass of Peter Kowald, and percussion of Paul Lovens! We're not sure how much to take the "nails" in the title ... read moreCD
(Remastered from the original tapes – and first time on CD!)
Neil Swainson Quintet with Joe Henderson & Woody Shaw —
49th Parallel ... CD Concord/Reel To Real, 1987. New Copy ...
An overlooked moment of genius from Canadian bassist Neil Swainson – maybe the only album of his we've seen as a leader, and a tremendous showcase for the talents of Joe Henderson on tenor and Woody Shaw on trumpet! The album's a beautiful burner – filled with original songs by Neil, ... read moreCD
Quite possibly the most celebrated album ever from keyboardist Lonnie Liston Smith – a groove-heavy classic that's burned up many a dancefloor in its day, yet also a record that features some great mellow moments as well! The title track "Expansions" is virtually a blueprint for ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiufl pressing – nice gatefold cover, and high-quality vinyl!)
Arto Lindsay/Joe McPhee/Ken Vandermark/Phil Sudderberg —
Largest Afternoon ... CD Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2019. New Copy ...
A set that's brimming over with improvising jazz talent – but one that's an especially great reminder of the guitar genius of the great Arto Lindsay! Lindsay is amazing here – playing with energy to match the brilliance of Ken Vandermark and Joe McPhee – which is really saying a ... read moreCD
Dudu Pukwana, Misha Mengelberg, & Han Bennink —
Yi Yole ... CD ICP/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1978. New Copy Gatefold ...
A fantastic slice of sound from the legendary Dudu Pukwana – not his work with the famous Blue Notes combo, nor his globally-styled projects – but instead this searing free jazz date cut for the ICP label with Misha Mengelberg on piano and Hank Bennink on drums, clarinet, viola, and ... read moreCD
One of the first true moments of genius from producer Hal Willner – the man who helped open up so many ears to diverse music with projects like these! The album's a tribute to the music of Nino Rota, as used in the films of Federico Fellini – but rather than just be a slavish remake, ... (Soundtracks, Jazz)read moreCD
Beaver Harris/Don Pullen 360 Experience —
Well Kept Secret ... CD Shemp/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1984. New Copy Gatefold ...
One of the most striking Don Pullen albums of the 80s – a beautifully open session that has the pianist co-leading a version of the 360 Experience group of drummer Beaver Harris – with an excellent lineup that also features Ricky Ford on tenor sax, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone, and Buster ... read moreCD
A massive double-length set from saxophonist Steve Lacy – and maybe one of the strongest 70s statements from his legendary European quintet! The album features two different live performances – each of which open up in the brilliant freedoms allowed by the European scene since the end ... read moreCD
Joe McPhee & Andre Jaume —
Nuclear Family ... CD Hat Hut/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1979. New Copy Gatefold ...
Insanely beautiful work from the great Joe McPhee – an album that was recorded and intended to be issued during his groundbreaking stretch with Hat Art Records – but which never saw the light of day at the time! Why that happened, we're not entirely sure – because the album is ... read moreCD
(Beautiful package – with a heavy Japanese-style paper sleeve!)
Two versions of a great track by Joe McPhee – both of which have the saxophonist laying out some surprisingly soulful sounds! If you only know Joe from his later avant years, you'll be stunned to hear McPhee here – as "Cosmic Love" has Joe spinning out this soulful saxophone ... (Funky 45's, Jazz)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Mindblowing music from Sun Ra & The Arkestra – sounds recorded during the same marathon session that gave the world the records Other Planes Of There, When Sun Comes Out, and When Angels Speak Of Love – but titles that are much more obscure overall! The initial release of the ... read moreCD
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers —
Buhaina ... LP Prestige (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)...
An amazing album that has Art Blakey completely reinventing himself for the 70s! Blakey shifts from straight hardbop to kind of a modal soul jazz groove, touched with some of the electric playing of the younger jazz generation, but not enough to qualify as fusion or funk. Instead, he's working ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A double-length set that showcases the ever-growing, ever-evolving talents of drummer Quin Kirchner – working here in a variety of settings with help from some other great talents on the Chicago scene! Most of these tunes have a core sense of structure – and even when Quin is ... read moreCD
Really wonderful live material from tenor genius Archie Shepp – recorded in Paris, a city that always seemed to bring out the best in his music! Here, Shepp's blowing in a mode that's like some of his later Impulse Records from the early 70s – more spiritual overall, with a free-flowing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe edition – in a tip-on gatefold sleeve!)
Hiroshi Suzuki —
Cat ... CD Sony/We Release Jazz (Switzerland), 1975. New Copy ...
A great bit of electric jazz from the Japanese scene of the 70s – an album that easily rivals the best CTI work in the US at the time! Trombonist Hiroshi Suzuki heads up a quintet here – one that's heavy on electric piano and keyboards, played in a stretched-out sort of groove that ... read moreCD
Florian Pellissier —
Rio ... LP Hot Casa (France), 2021. New Copy ...
Maybe the greatest album to date from the quintet of pianist Florian Pellissier – an artist we've been loving for years, and who just seems to get a greater sound and focus with each new release! This set has Florian's group recording at the famous Rudy Van Gelder studio – working with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
East Axis (Matthew Shipp/Allan Lowe/Gerald Cleaver/Kevin Ray) —
Cool With That ... CD ESP, 2021. New Copy ...
Really well-crafted improvisations from an equally well-matched quartet – Matthew Shipp on piano, Allen Lowe on tenor and alto, Kevin Ray on bass, and Gerald Cleaver on drums – all players who really let loose here, but with this inherent sense of structure that's wonderful – ... read moreCD
Nicely bracing work from reedman Larry Ochs – a player you might know from his long legacy in Rova Sax Quartet, but who's often even more striking in a stripped-down setting like this! The album features improvised duets with drummer Don Robinson – and Ochs blows both tenor and ... read moreCD
One of the most amazing albums ever from Frank Foster – a totally righteous set that's light years ahead of his earlier work with the Basie Band! The format here is right up there with the best on Strata East at the time – a large-group session that's filled with some of the hippest ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe limited edition pressing – with 20 page booklet! Booklet features rare session photos, interviews with Cecil and Dee Dee Bridgewater, new liner notes, and more – plus new remastering from the original tapes!)
Jimmy Witherspoon with The Dick Morrissey Quartet —
Live In London 1966 ... CD R&B Records (UK), 1966. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
Singer Jimmy Witherspoon recorded some great music over here in the US, but this set from London might well be one of his best of the 60s – and features Jimmy working with superb backing from a hell of a quartet! The group's led by tenorist Dick Morrissey, who gets in plenty of great solos ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreCD
Opal ... CD United Artists/Ohr (Germany), 1970. New Copy ...
One of the great space rock records of the early 70s – the debut from the mighty Embryo – a lynchpin in the uncompromising jazz, prog & rock to come – and really one of the more underappreciated early Krautrock efforts! Embryo is working in a pretty amazing mode here, with ... read moreCD
Early work from the legendary Krzystof Komeda – recorded years before he was setting the Polish scene on fire with his inventive soundtracks and modern jazz – but at a level that's still pretty revolutionary overall! The album begins with material from a few different sessions recorded ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first-ever album as a leader from Argentine bassist Adalberto Cevasco, but a set that comes after a long legacy in jazz at an international level – including work with guitarist John Abercrombie and saxophonist Gato Barbieri! You can hear echoes of the styles of both of those bigger ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible performance from the great Don Cherry – one that's maybe the most perfect summation we've ever heard of his ability to embrace a globe's worth of influences and make them his own! The set was recorded live at a French jazz festival in 1972, and it has a very compelling group ... read moreCD
A masterpiece of British jazz from the end of the 60s – a set that doesn't need to answer at all to any of the jazz styles coming from America at the time – as it's sound and vision is so bold, so unique, it's a completely massive statement on its own! The set may well represent the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ryo Fukui —
Scenery ... LP We Release Jazz (Switzerland), 1976. New Copy (reissue)...
Lyrical magic from pianist Ryo Fukui – a lost gem from the Japanese scene of the 70s, and a beautifully flowing album throughout! Fukui's got a wide-open touch to the piano that we totally love – and is easily one of the best of his contemporaries on the Japanese trio scene of the time ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sourced from the original reels and mastered at half speed!)
Trombonist Jeb Bishop is one of the cornerstones of the current Chicago underground scene (both jazz and rock!) – and this recent CD on Wobbly Rail features him playing a set of duets recorded in 1998, with other Chicago greats like Ken Vandermark, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Hamid Drake, Josh Abrams, ... read moreCD
Some of the earliest music ever from groundbreaking French pianist Jef Gilson – and proof that right at the start, he was already in a unique space that was all his own! Gilson was a real standout in the European postwar scene – and he was one of the first in the 60s to really try to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A modern day spiritual jazz treasure – completely wonderful all the way through, and a set you might well file proudly next to your classics from John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders! The record's as epic as it promises in the title – a three volume journey in jazz, headed by tenorist ... read moreCD
A beautiful set from the Australian jazz underground of the 60s – two never-heard live recordings by the group of altoist Bernie McGann – a player who was one of the strongest modernists working down under at the time! Bernie's got this open, soaring tone on his horn that's really ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – heavy vinyl and cover, and with a bonus insert of notes too!)
Two classic Chicago sessions by Sonny Stitt – both recorded with the little-known organist Eddie Buster! First up is Move On Over – a bit rough around the edges, but a very tasty set from Stitt! The album's sort of free-spun organ session – with Stitt on alto and tenor, Joe ... read moreCD
Paris was always a great city for Lionel Hampton – but it seemed like in the mid 50s, it was also a place where he cut some of his best work, too! The French New Sound pair of albums are both classics in Hamp's book – records that take off from the looser, longer-form style that he'd ... read moreCD
Paris was always a great city for Lionel Hampton – but it seemed like in the mid 50s, it was also a place where he cut some of his best work, too! The French New Sound pair of albums are both classics in Hamp's book – records that take off from the looser, longer-form style that he'd ... read moreCD
From Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass ; "The Lonely Bull", "Mexican Shuffle", "Whipped Cream", "Lollipops And Roses", "A Taste Of Honey", "Spanish Flea", "Tijuana Taxi", "Zorba The Greek", "What Now My ... (Now Sound, Jazz)read moreCD
Groovy 20 track "best of" CD compiling tracks from his Atlantic recordings of the late 60's and early 70's, with loads of his usual cool hipster jazz vocals and New Orleans piano playing. Cuts include "Seventh Son", "Swingin' Machine", "Your Mind Is On ... read moreCD
A great live classic from the Cannonball Adderley Sextet of the early 60s – that famous group that included Nat Adderley on cornet, Yusef Lateef on tenor and flute, Joe Zawinul on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums! Tracks are long, and these guys are really on fire in a live ... read moreCD
Beautiful solo piano work from Sun Ra – presented in a style that's nicely different from his material on Saturn Records! Ra plays solo on his own compositions – "Sky & Sun", "I Am We Are I", "Thoughts On Thoth" – plus some older material that he ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has some light wear, but this is a nice copy overall.)
An overlooked gem from Airto – recorded after his 70s years on bigger labels, but a set that almost tops all of them in the end! There's a wonderful mix going on here – a blend of rootsy and electric, and Latin and Brazilian – the former clearly from the placement of the record ... (Brazil, Jazz)read moreCD
A wonderful approach to the music of Burt Bacharach – one that pushes it way past any overdone cliches, and unlocks the tunes for extremely vibrant jazz-based expression! The tracks are familiar, but the timings often aren't – and Hazeltine and the trio mix things up nicely, and make ... read moreCD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Lucian Ban & Alex Harding —
Tuba Project ... CD Creative Improvised Music Projects, 2005. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Lucian Ban on piano, Alex Harding on baritone saxophone, JD Allen on tenor saxophone, Bob Stewart on tuba, and Derrek Phillips on drums. CD
(Out of print.)
Satoko Fujii Quartet —
Vulcan ... CD Libra (Japan), 2001. Used ...
Satoko Fujii on piano, Natsuki Tamura on trumpet and toys, Takeharu Hayakawa on bass, and Tatsuya Yoshida on drums and voice. CD
Personnel include Brother Matthew on alto, Bill Davison on cornet, Pee Wee Russell on clarinet, Cutty Cutshall on trombone, Ernie Caceres on baritone, Gene Schroeder on piano, Bob Casey on bass, George Wettling on drums, and Paul Smith on guitar. LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy mono pressing with deep groove. Back cover has wear and aging.)
Curtis Fowlkes & Catfish Corner —
Reflect ... CD Knitting Factory, 1999. Used ...
Curtis Fowlkes on trombone, Sam Furnace on alto saxophone, Russ Johnson on trumpet, Ted Cruz on keyboards, JT Lewis on drums, Carlos Henderson on bass, Duncan Cleary on guitar, and Sheila Prevost on vocals and spoken word. CD
The title's terrible, but the album's a great one – a really classic-styled jam session, of the sort that the Prestige label hardly ever recorded! The session features 4 tenor giants of slightly older vintage – Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Coleman Hawkins, Arnett Cobb, and Buddy Tate – ... read moreCD
A rare Italian-only album from Chet Baker – wonderfully cooking small group work that's a far bit greater than his more familiar "with strings" session recorded in Italy during the same period! The album's got Chet working with an array of great players from the local scene – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Count Basie and Quincy Jones were always a mighty mighty combination – and there's no finer proof of that fact than this sweet little set! Quincy had a way of swinging Basie's group even more than Neal Hefti did – really letting the piano step out front, and swinging the larger horn ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest albums of Hammond jazz ever recorded – and a darn funky one at that! Bobby Forrester may not look like a hipster on the cover, but this set grooves like some of the best early 70s work by Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff, and Groove Holmes – hitting hard with some really ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. PLEASE NOTE: Vinyl has heat damage, but plays through without skipping. Cover looks nice, with just a light stain on the spine.)
A masterful meeting of two 50s modern jazz talents – the trumpet of Miles Davis balanced with the arrangements of Gil Evans – with results that have made the album one of Miles' greatest ever! The sound here is completely sublime – as Davis gets all chromatic and spooky over ... read moreCD
The title's a great one for this album by guitarist Jakob Bro – as his sense of sound is often so full of colors, it's easy to imagine the place named in the title! Although Bro's also got maybe more emphasis on the bluer side of the spectrum in his music – not as in blues, but in the ... read moreCD
A beautiful record from Barbara Carroll – one that has her singing a bit along with her piano – interpreting Gershwin tunes with that special touch that really set her apart in the 50s! The trio features Joe Schulman on bass and Joe Petti on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label pressing, with deep groove – nice and and clean! Cover has a short click on one track, and a small name sticker in one corner – but this is a beautiful clean copy overall.)
Features work with Benny Carter and pianist Freddie Johnson. Tracks include "Mighty Like The Blues", "Dear Old Southland", "Swinging In The Groove", "My Melancholy Baby", and "Stardust" – 14 tracks in all. CD
Chick Corea's almost borrowing a page from the ECM book of Keith Jarrett here – working in a solo acoustic piano mode that's incredibly fluid and free – filled with warm touches that stand in really stark contrast to his more avant-leaning keyboard styles of a few years before! The ... read moreCD