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✨✧ David FriedmanFutures Passed (Enja) ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1976. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of the coolest, grooviest albums we've ever heard from vibist Dave Friedman – a set that really lives up to the promise we sometimes expect from other records of his, but never find this clearly! Friedman plays both marimba and vibes – the latter with this bold, chromatic quality that comes through even in gentle moments – a bit like Gary Burton, but turned towards much more varied ends here – as the songs really shift in mood and approach, keeping things fresh throughout! Vocalist Rimona Francis lends her lovely wordless singing style to about half the album's tracks – but in a way that's more like an instrument than a conventional jazz singer – and the group also features surprisingly great acoustic piano work from Pat Rebillot (who we mostly know from keyboard sessions), plus Harvie Swartz on bass and Bruce Ditmas on drums. Titles include "Rachel's Samba", "Rodney's Dream Of Fantasy & Self Fullfilment", "Three Pieces", "Trinkle Trinkle", and "A Smile On The Face Of Mourning". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a split top seam.)

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John ScofieldLive (Enja) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99
The young John Scofield is a player with an amazing command of chromes – this way of putting forth all these new changes in jazz, and really transforming the role of the guitar in the music with important 70s records like this! Scofield's part of a generation who maybe came to jazz while also very aware of the use of the instrument in rock – but he also never plays with any sound that's rock-based at all, unlike some of his electric contemporaries – and instead moves the instrument past some of the clean tonal modes of the early years of jazz guitar, into a fiercer, fuzzier mode – one that can be both sinister at times, and soulful at others. All tracks here are nice and long, and augmented by excellent work from Richie Beirach on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Joe LaBarbera on drums – on the titles "V", "Gray & Visceral", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", and "Leaving". CD also features the tracks "Jeanie" and "Air Pakistan". CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)
 
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Pepper AdamsTwelfth & Pingree (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Enja/Ward (Japan), 1975. Used ... $34.99
Exactly the kind of session that really lets Pepper Adams show his stuff – full of long, live tracks that really have Adams stretching out on baritone – handling the instrument with soul, depth, and dexterity that might well be unmatched during this point in his career! The quartet here features Walter Norris on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Makaya Ntshoko on drums – and while all players are excellent, especially Mraz, it's really Pepper whose shining light guides the session – both on his original tunes "Bossa Nouveau" and "12th & Pingree" – and on nice takes on "Well You Needn't" and "A Child Is Born". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi – and still in shrink.)

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✨✧ Franco AmbrosettiMovies, Too ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1989. Used ... $6.99
With Greg Osby on alto & soprano saxophones, Michael Formanek on bass, Daniel Humair on drums, John Scofield on guitar & Geri Allen on piano. CD
(Out of print.)

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Gene AmmonsGene Ammons In Sweden ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $14.99
An album issued after the untimely early death of tenorist Gene Ammons, but one that features the player working in a nicely relaxed live setting – one that really shows the transformation of his instrument since his famous late 50s/early 60s records on Prestige! Gene's horn here seems to have more of an edge, more of a bite, even on the mellower numbers – which open up in this slow-building formation that's very much in the best Chicago tenor legacy, and which maybe ties Ammons a lot more closely to contemporary Von Freeman than some of the more tightly-produced that were issued in the US during his final years. The mighty Horace Parlan is in the quartet, and gets plenty of space too – alongside Red Mitchell on bass and Ed Jones on drums –on titles that include "Ahus Jazz", "Lover Man", "There Is No Greater Love", and "Billie's Bounce". CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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Kenny BarronWhat If? ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1986. Used ... $9.99
Although Kenny Barron's always a heck of a great musician on his own or in a piano trio, we're especially partial to his work in groups with horn players – and this album is a great example of that preference! Kenny first came to fame working with Dizzy Gillespie in the 60s, and since that point, he's always had a tremendous ear for the right tones and shadings from horns needed to augment his own soulful vision on the keys – a way of setting up the other players in the group to build on the well-crafted Barron lines, and take them even further into the stratosphere. This set follows that format, and draws great energy from Wallace Roney on trumpet and John Stubblefield on tenor – both at their younger best, and working alongside Kenny's piano with Cecil McBee on bass and Victor Lewis on drums. The lineup sparkles most on the 4 longer Barron numbers on the album – "Phantoms", "What If", "Voyage", and "Lullabye" – all of which take us back to the brilliance of Kenny's best Muse albums of the 70s. Other tracks feature smaller, more piano-centrist groupings – on tracks that include "Dexterity", "Close To You Alone", and "Trinkle Trinkle". CD
(Out of print, two sticker remants on booklet cover.)

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Dollar Brand/Johnny DyaniGood News From Africa ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $14.99
Beautiful duets between pianist Dollar Brand and legendary bassist/Blue Notes member Johnny Dyani – two great South African jazz musicians who should have recorded more together in a format like this! Brand's open-ended rolling piano lines bring out the best in Dyani's bass – which at this point in his career, was not often heard in such an intimate setting, and was instead often hidden amidst larger more bombastic groupings of avant players – a shift in setting that really brings out some of the more spiritual currents in his music. The record features a version of Brand's excellent "The Pilgrim", plus the tracks "Msunduza", "Ntsikana's Bell", "Good News", and "Moniebah". CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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✨✧ Conexion LatinaCalorcito ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1984. Used ... $9.99
Smoking salsa, recorded in Germany – an overlooked 80s date from this hip overseas ensemble, and a standout Latin jazz set from the time! The lineup here features some really wonderful horns – including bold trumpet lines from Benny Bailey and Don Rader – working with a heavy range of percussionists, two trombonists, and tres from Luis Garcia, who's also the music director of the group. There's a definite New York vibe to the record – and the sound is almost more classic than work coming out of the US at the time. Titles include "Como El Viento", "Cantando La Melodia", "Latin Groove", "Como Volver A Tenerte", "Bomba Puertorriquena", and "Tirate". CD

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Tommy FlanaganEclypso ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99
A sweetly swinging seventies set from pianist Tommy Flanagan – one of those records that's a perfect balance between the bop-inspired dexterity of his work on the keyboard, and that undeniable warmth he always brought to his best recordings! Tommy's got maybe a bit more bite on the keys, especially when moving at a quicker pace – and backing is by George Mraz on bass, whose round tones emphasize the warmer elements, and Elvin Jones on drums – who may well be part of the reason for the bite! The set features a number of bop classic tunes – like "Oleo", "Confirmation", and "Relaxin At Camarillo" – plus the great title cut "Eclypso", and a moody reading of Tom McIntosh's excellent "The Cup Bearers". CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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Tommy Flanagan/Red Mitchell/Elvin JonesSuper Session ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Germany), 1980. New Copy ... $16.99
A well-titled super session from pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Red Mitchell, and drummer Elvin Jones – and one with a bit more sense of surprise than similar all-star trio outings from the 80s! There's a looseness here that's a good antidote to some of the more tightly-produced Japanese trio sessions – by the Great Jazz Trio, Super Jazz Trio, and other groupings of American players – and Flanagan's touch on the keys is especially nice here, almost a bit more "human" than on other records – with an odd sense of tone and phrasing that keeps our interest throughout. Titles include "Too Late Now", "Minor Perhaps", "Rachel's Rondo", "Things Ain't What They Used To Be", and "Django". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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✨✧ Michael FormanekWide Open Spaces ... CD
Enja, 1990. Used ... Just Sold Out!
With Greg Osby on alto & soprano saxes, Mark Feldman on violin, Wayne Krantz on guitar & Jeff Hirshfield on drums. CD
(Out of print, punch through booklet.)

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✨✧ David FriedmanShades Of Change ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1986. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Sweet vibes and marimba from David Friedman – plus Geri Allen on piano, Anthony Cox on bass, and Ronnie Burrage on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Dusko GoykovichBalkan Connection (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Enja/Muzak (Japan), 1995. Used ... $9.99
A lesser-explored corner of the career of trumpeter Dusko Goykovich – and a great one! The album has Dusko working in a bigger band mode than usual – leaving behind the smaller groups of other sessions for a larger ensemble comprised of younger Eastern European players. The feel of the album is similar to some of Dizzy Gillespie's work of the style in the 50s and 60s – less of a stock big band session than a truly collaborative effort – one that has the leader's horn strongest in the solo space, but which also works the whole ensemble with amazing skill, and a tightness that almost recalls a small group session. Most tracks are originals by Dusko, and all of them were arranged by him as well – and titles include "Doboy", "The Bopper", "Handful O Soul", "Nights Of Skopje", and "Nella". CD
(Out of print.)

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Hampton Hawes, Cecil McBee, Roy HaynesLive At The Jazz Showcase In Chicago Vol 1 ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
A hell of a great live set from pianist Hampton Hawes – thanks especially to the other members of the trio! Hawes is at his free, open, 70s best on the piano – but bassist Cecil McBee really takes the record to the next level – spinning out these amazing lines that are as rhythmic as they are melodic – often crafted with that rounded tone that was his important calling card during this stretch! Drummer Roy Haynes is a bundle of energy – bursting out in surprising ways, occasionally in counterpoint to the piano and bass – and the whole thing cooks nicely on a set of extended tracks. Titles include "Stella By Starlight", "Blue Bird", "St Thomas", and "Spanish Mood". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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Jon HendricksCloudburst ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $14.99
A mixed bag of tracks from Jon Hendricks – but with some really great moments! The set was recorded in Germany in 1982, and it features Jon running through a variety of styles to please the crowd – some of them blusey, some of them straight readings of older numbers – but on a few of the album's best tracks he really opens up, hitting that uniquely soulful vocal style that's made him a favorite for years with the jazz groove scene. The best tunes include "No More", a vocal remake of Hubert Laws tune, done with a really great hook – and a sublime 8 minute take on Edu Lobo's "Arrasto", swung here with a soaring glowing groove. Other tracks include "Jon's Mumbles", "Watermelon Man", "Gimme That Wine", "Cloudburst", and "It Was A Dream". CD features the bonus track "Reza". CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)
Also available Cloudburst ... LP 8.99

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✨✧ Jon HendricksCloudburst ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1972. Near Mint- ... $8.99
A mixed bag of tracks from Jon Hendricks – but with some really great moments! The set was recorded in Germany in 1972, and it features Jon running through a variety of styles to please the crowd – some of them blusey, some of them straight readings of older numbers – but on a few of the album's best tracks he really opens up, hitting that uniquely soulful vocal style that's made him a favorite for years with the jazz groove scene. The best tunes include "No More", a vocal remake of Hubert Laws tune, done with a really great hook – and a sublime 8 minute take on Edu Lobo's "Arrasto", swung here with a strident glowing groove. Other tracks include "Jon's Mumbles", "Watermelon Man", "Gimme That Wine", "Cloudburst", and "It Was A Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cloudburst ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Bobby Hutcherson, Karin Krog, Archie SheppLive At The Festival ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1970/1972/1973. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A very interesting batch of tracks – one tune apiece by each of the artists named in the title, recorded between the years 1970 and 1973 at the Festival Ljublijana, in Yugoslavia. Bill Evans performs a long, and straight reading of Miles Davis' "Nardis" with a trio that includes Eddie Gomez on bass and Tony Oxly on drums; Karin Krog sings a spare version of "Round Midnight", with only the bass of Arild Andersen for accompaniment; and Archie Shepp blows freely on a version of Grachan Moncur III's "Sonny's Back", in a group with Dave Burrell, Don Garrett, and Muhammad Ali. Perhaps the most striking track, though, is "The Creators" by Bobby Hutcherson – played with his group that included Harold Land and Hal Galper, and performed in an 18 minute reading that builds beautifully, into the dancing soul jazz sound that was Hutcherson's best contribution to jazz at the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(US white label pressing. Cover has a cut corner, some surface wear, and minor seam splitting.)

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Maria Joao & Aki TakaseLooking For Love ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Germany), 1987. New Copy ... $14.99
Maria Joao is one of the most unique vocal talents in jazz – a singer who's partly inspired by the new freedoms of the more experimental female jazz vocalists of the 70s, but one who also draws a lot from the hippest Brazilian singers too! There's an approach here that mixes together Sheila Jordan with Joyce, Nana Caymmi with Karin Krog – but all at a level that also explodes with new imagination too, especially when paired with the very dynamic piano of Aki Takase! The set's got plenty of sharp edges and vocal/piano experiments, but also never fails to find a way to swing – on titles that include "Mae Dou Iho Nao", "My Favorite Things", "Estranha Forma De Vida", "Watashi No Obakasan", "Don't Shout At Me/Amanojaku", and "Confirmation/Donna Lee/Au Privave". CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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Bobby JonesHill Country Suite ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $14.99
Reedman Bobby Jones is a player who hardly ever got to record as a leader – but one who always managed to really move our soul when he did! This album may well be Bobby's masterpiece – a record that features his tenor, plus a bit of clarinet, in an open trio setting with Freddie Waits on drums and George Mraz on bass – both excellent players who help things hit a soulful swing, even when the format is loose – in this beautiful balance of sharp edges and the inherently rhythmic modes of Jones' horn. Tenor dominates, and all tracks are originals – with the long "Hill Country Suite" on side one, plus "Lady Love", "Only Blue", and "Gospel Truth" on side two. CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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Elvin JonesLive At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $16.99
Prime post-Coltrane material from Elvin Jones – featuring his "power trio" style of operation, with one great sax player out front, and Jones kicking it in the back with the bass player! In this case, the sax player is George Coleman – who's really finding a voice of his own in these late 60s years, and really makes the most of the extended space of the album to stretch out, soar, and show off his ever-growing talent for a powerful solo! Wilbur Little is on bass, playing nice round warm notes to offset Jones' edgey playing – and the group's joined by trumpeter Hannibal Marvin Peterson on one track – who brings in a soulful edge that's mighty nice. All tracks are nice and long – and titles include "Laura", "Mister Jones", and "By George". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)
Also available Live At The Village Vanguard ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Elvin JonesLive At The Village Vanguard ... LP
Enja, 1968. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Prime post-Coltrane material from Elvin Jones – featuring his "power trio" style of operation, with one great sax player out front, and Jones kicking it in the back with the bass player! In this case, the sax player is George Coleman – who's really finding a voice of his own in these late 60s years, and really makes the most of the extended space of the album to stretch out, soar, and show off his ever-growing talent for a powerful solo! Wilbur Little is on bass, playing nice round warm notes to offset Jones' edgey playing – and the group's joined by trumpeter Hannibal Marvin Peterson on one track – who brings in a soulful edge that's mighty nice. All tracks are nice and long – and titles include "Laura", "Mister Jones", and "By George". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and light surface wear.)
Also available Live At The Village Vanguard ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Elvin JonesYoungblood ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1992. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Plenty of young blood here – a trio of powerful horn players who really make the set stand out nicely! Elvin Jones proves once again that his ear for a horn is almost as great as his work on the drums – and having chosen the trumpet of Nicholas Payton, and tenors of Javon Jackson and Joshua Redman, he really sets about making this session cook! The quintet's completed by bassist George Mraz – who's also a great component to the sound – and although some of the tunes come on with that hard-pounding approach that Jones developed in the post-Coltrane years, there's also a straighter hardbop groove going on that we like even more. Titles include "The Biscuit Man", "Lady Luck", "Ding A Ling A Ding", "Not Yet", "Have You Seen Eleveen", "My Romance", and "Youngblood". CD
(Out of print first pressing.)

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Walter Norris & George MrazDrifting ... LP
Enja, 1974. Near Mint- ... $7.99
The title's an appropriate one – as the record drifts a bit lazily from track to track. The energy never really picks up, and but it's got a nice laid back, spacious approach, settling comfortably into its destiny as a set of piano/bass duets. Titles include "Space Maker", "Nota Cambiata", "Rose Waltz", and "Thumbs Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some wear, and aging.)

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Hannibal Marvin PetersonHannibal In Antibes ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99
A classic live set from trumpeter Marvin Hannibal Peterson – done with two side-long tracks that really let the group stretch out in a very spiritual way! The performance was captured at the Antibes festival in 1977 – and Hannibal's leading a relatively stripped-down group – with George Adams on flute and tenor, Diedre Murray on cello, Steve Neil on bass, and Mkaya Ntshoko on drums. The mixture of cello and bass, without any piano, echoes some of Peterson's larger ensemble work – but the feel here is much more lively and improvised – a mixture of his freer energies and deeper concepts, which makes for one of his most dynamic records ever. Titles include "Ro", and a surprisingly great take on "Swing Low Sweet Chariot". CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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Pat PetersonIntroducing Pat Peterson ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $14.99
The first album from vocalist Pat Peterson – sister to trumpeter Marvin Hannibal Peterson, and best known for her work as a member of Ray Charles' Raelettes backing group! The sound of the set is miles away from Pat's work with Ray – open, soulful, and done in a sophisticated jazzy mode that's got traces of some of the other more soulful jazz vocalists from the era. The production is surprisingly laidback for the time of the session – and Pat's backed on the record by a small combo that features John Scofield on guitar, David Fathead Newman on tenor sax, and Billy Hart on drums. Tracks are all originals, stretched out a nice longer-than-usual pace – and titles include "I'm In Love With Love", "Without You", "Do It Now", "Satisfied", and "No Beginning No End". CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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Prince LashaInside Story ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $14.99
A rare treasure from spiritual reedman Prince Lasha – a session recorded in 1965 in New York, but one that wasn't issued until many years later by the Enja label in Germany! The album is a real revelation – and clearly marks Lasha as one of the key artists unlocking the more spiritual sounds in jazz at the time – taking off nicely from the later work of Eric Dolphy, and dovetailing with some of the best experiments of John Coltrane – but at a level that maybe even leapfrogs into more 70s modes as well! The group here is great – a quartet with Herbie Hancock on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Jimmy Lovelace on drums – and Lasha plays both alto and flute, in modes that echo his best work with Sonny Simmons, and on his later solo albums too. Titles include "Ethereal", "Flight", "Kwadwo Safari", "Mary", and "Inside Story". CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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Alvin QueenI Ain't Looking At You ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2006. Used ... $11.99
An excellent organ-heavy session from drummer Alvin Queen – one of the hippest cats working in the soul jazz underground, and a player who never fails to deliver great music over the years! This set's even more of a cooker than some of Queen's other recent albums – and features Mike LeDonne at the heavy Hamond organ, alongside a quintet lineup that includes Jesse Davis on alto sax and Terelle Stafford on trumpet. Queen's drumming is full and heavy – a majestically powerful force that sets all numbers into a bold little groove, and which pushes the organ/sax/trumpet frontline with an energy that's never hokey – and never just a recap of older organ jazz modes. There's a soaring feel here that's like the hippest organ-based records cut for Muse at the end of the 70s – but also with a bit of something else going on as well – and titles include "Shirley's Song", "Old Folks", "Nutville", "Mellow Soul", "There's Blues Everywhere", "Contemplation", "Queen's Beat", and "I Ain't Lookin At You". CD

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Sun Ra & His Omniverse ArkestraDestination Unknown ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $16.99
One of Ra's last recordings – and a great one – caught live at a festival in Germany, with a group that includes Marshall Allen, Ahmed Abdullah, Jothan Callins, Tyrone Hill, Stanley Morgan, and Michael Ray. The set has that Ellingtonish flourish that crept into much of Ra's work after the mid 80s – handled with an edge that still keeps the sound all his own, but which shows an increasing preoccupation for straighter jazz expression, and well crafted large group arrangements – peppered with a few numbers that are more in the older space-spirit of the group. Ray sings vocals on a few numbers with Abdullah and Allen, and titles include "Satellites Are Scanning", "Calling Planet Earth", "Theme Of The Stargazers", "We Travel The Spaceways", and "Carefree". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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Masahiko Sato, Peter Warren, Pierre FavreTrinity ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1971. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(US pressing. Cover has a cut corner, with ringwear and aging.)

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Archie SheppSoul Song ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1982. Sealed ... $19.99
An overlooked treasure from Archie Shepp – a set recorded for the Enja label with a profile that's not as bold as some of his other albums, but a great later session that has some surprisingly wonderful moments! Perhaps the best of these is the album's long workout on "Mama Rose" – done here as a free-flowing modal number with some great soprano sax lines from Archie – blown beautifully over soaring rhythms from Kenny Werner on piano, Santi DeBriano on bass, and the great Marvin Smitty Smith on drums. The track really cooks wonderfully – and is followed by the more sensitive "Soul Song", the hard-blown tenor cut "Geechee", and a laidback take on "My Romance". Both "Geechee" and "Mama Rose" dominate the record – and are perfect examples of the later soulful sound of Shepp in the post-Impulse years! LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a Made In Canada sticker on back.)

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Archie SheppSteam (remastered edition) ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1976. Used ... $6.99
A later set from Archie Shepp and a real lost gem – quite different from his earlier works, especially the better known late 60s sessions – and a surprisingly nice album that runs through some truly excellent longer takes – filled with warmth and tenderness you wouldn't expect! Steam was recorded in early 1976, in a stripped down setting, with Cameron Brown on bass and Beaver Harris on drums. The group wonderfully rolls through Ellington's "Solitude", Shepp's "Steam", and the epic "A Message From Trane", a tremendous number written by the great Cal Massey – and Shepp plays both tenor and piano on the record. The CD reissue includes bonus tracks not on the original album – "Ah Leu Cha" and "52nd Street Theme". CD
(Out of print.)

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Archie Shepp & Mal WaldronLeft Alone Revisited ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2002. New Copy ... $14.99
The duo of Archie Shepp and Mal Waldron come together beautifully here – in a mode that echoes some of the duets that pianist Waldron recorded with other reedmen in the 70s and 80s, but which has an especially wonderful contribution from Shepp! Archie blows both tenor and soprano sax – and the warmth of his horn in later years is really perfect here – especially as the album's sometime of an update of Waldron's earlier Left Alone classic, recorded after the death of Billie Holiday at the end of the 50s. As with that one, the tunes here include some numbers very strongly tied to Billie's legacy, but the vibe is very different, and very personal along the lines of the spirit of Shepp and Waldron. Titles include "Lady Sings The Blues", "Left Alone", "Easy Living", "Everything Happens To Me", "When Your Lover Has Gone", and "Blues For 52nd Street". CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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Aki Takase & David MurrayBlue Monk ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1991. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the most striking albums we've ever heard from pianist Aki Takase – in large part because of some great work from David Murray on tenor sax – and some especially nice bass clarinet! The album's from a moment when it seemed as if duo modes were some of the best for Murray – a way of maybe reaching back into deeper jazz roots, while also bringing forth some of the fresher ideas he'd unlocked exploring the farther side of the jazz spectrum – but also demonstrating his amazing ability to be sensitive to a wide variety of musical partners, in ways that are even more compelling than his work in a larger group! As you'd guess from the title, the set's got a fair bit of numbers from the songbook of Thelonious Monk – and Takase's take on them is great, maybe blocky and spacious than Monk's own – which is offset by the warmly soulful blowing of Murray. Titles include "Ba Lu Bolivar Ba Lues", "Ellingtonia", "Blue Monk", "Ask Me Now", "Presto VH", "Mr Jelly Lord", and "Ballad For The Blackman". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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Bennie WallaceBennie Wallace Trio & Chick Corea ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1982. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Features Wallace on tenor, with Chick Corea on piano, Eddie Gomez on bass, and Dannie Richmond on drums – a great lineup! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Bennie WallaceBig Jim's Tango ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1982. Very Good+ ... $5.99
With Bennie Wallace on tenor, Dave Holland on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Tracks are nice and long – and Wallace hits some of the tenor heavy lines you'd hear on a Jones trio set! LP, Vinyl record album

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Bennie WallaceLive At The Public Theater (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99
A beautiful live album from a time when saxophonist Bennie Wallace had a mighty nice edge – this raw, raspy quality that really shines through here – thanks to a stripped-down trio setting that features Eddie Gomez on bass and Dannie Richmond on drums! The album's a lot freer at times than some of the earlier tenor trio experiments – but Wallace can also change things up with effortless energy, and slide into a mellower, soulful ballad mode – something that Gomez is especially great at matching. If you only know some of Bennie's straighter work, you'll be quite surprised here – as the record will really prick up your ears to his talents – on titles that include "Blue Monk", "Head", "Broadside", and "In A Sentimental Mood". CD also features the bonus tracks "Ugly Beauty" and "Ask Me Now". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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✨✧ Peter Warren, Dave Holland, John Surman, & OthersBass Is ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1970. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Bassist Peter Warren put this set together – with an unusual core quartet that features four basses – himself, plus Dave Holland, Jaime Faunt, and Glen Moore – alongside John Surman on baritone, Chick Corea on piano, Barry Altschul on tabla and drums, plus even more drums by Steve Hauss and Stu Martin! The album's a bit more outside than some material on Enja at the time – and titles include "Bass Is", "Interlude", "Subra Har", "Welcome To New York", and "Instrumental No 2". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cut corner, surface wear, and a stained corner.)

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Yosuke YamashitaBanslikana ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
Fantastic solo work from this revolutionary Japanese pianist – a set that maybe has Yosuke Yamashita sounding a bit warmer and more intimate than some of his Japanese albums of the time – really reveling in a range of different numbers that show of a more sensitive, personal side of his talents! If you like Yamashita when he's completely improvising, you'll still find plenty to love here – but the real highlight of the record is his unexpected sense of poetry and lyricism – a quality that comes through not only on his beautiful original compositions, but on the album's few standards too. Titles include "Banslikana", "Ko's Daydream", "Lullaby", "Stella", "Chiasma", and versions of "A Night In Tunisia" and "Autumn Leaves". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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Yosuke YamashitaClay ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $14.99
Mindblowing trio work from Japanese pianist Yosuke Yamashita – in a group that's equally noteworthy for its incredible reed performances from the mighty Akira Sakata! The pairing of Sakata and Yamashita was one of the greatest things in Japanese jazz in the 70s, and certainly one of that scene's strongest avant impulses – and the trio's completed by the thoughtfully spacious drum work of Takeo Moriyama, who really knows how to read the room, then run when the time is right. Sakata manages to get some of the most searing sounds from the clarinet we've ever heard, and a hell of a lot of force from the alto too – and the set features a long reading of the trio's classic "Mina's Second Theme" – plus the tune "Clay", dedicated to Muhammad Ali. CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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✨✧ Attila ZollerConjunction ... LP
Enja, 1979. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Four solo improvisations by Attilla Zoller – all done in that airy style that made Zoller one of the most distinctive guitarists of his generation! The work here isn't as outside as might be expected for the format – mostly tuneful and structured, with almost an ECM solo spirit to the whole thing – but with less of an overall sense of space. Zoller never misuses the setting for purely spatial explorations, and his work on the guitar is thoughtful and well-placed throughout – on titles that include "Conjunction", "Hella", "Keserges For Albert", and "Don Alabard". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Inner City.)

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✨✧ Pepper AdamsJulian (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Genius work from Pepper Adams – one of those players we sometimes forget about, then drop the needle on a record like this and fall in love with his music all over again! Adams blows baritone sax like nobody else – with a sensitivity that you'd normally hear on tenor, and a mix of modes that should have made him one of the most respected saxophonists of his generation – something that maybe didn't happen because of his unusual horn! Yet although big, there's nothing heavy about the way Pepper handles his horn – as you'll hear especially on the few ballads – and as usual for Adams, his choice of a group is great too – a sharp lineup with Walter Norris on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Makaya Ntshoko on drums. Titles include "Julian", "Ad Astra", "Jirge", "Spacemaker", and "Three & One". CD features two bonus tracks – "Time On My Hands" and "Lady Luck". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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✨✧ Franco AmbrosettiLight Breeze ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Miroslav Vitous on bass, Billy Drummond on drums, John Abercrombie on guitar & Antonio Farao on piano. CD
(Digipack has some edgewear & a sticker on the rear of the case.)

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✨✧ Karl Berger with Masahiko SatoWith Silence ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
There's nothing silent here – as the album's one of the most biting 70s albums we've heard from vibist Karl Berger – an album that's relatively free overall, and which features some fantastic work by Masahiko Sato on piano! Sato really seems to bring out the darker tones in Berger's vibes, and his sometimes use of marimbas – really wonderful hues that are especially compelling when the whole group takes off for a long free run of improvisation! Other players include Allen Blairman on drums and Adelhard Roidinger on bass – and titles include "From Now On", "With Silence", "Get Up", and "The Only One Of Its Kind In My Garden". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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✨✧ Dollar BrandAfrican Space Program ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most righteous 70s sessions to come from the hands of Dollar Brand – a New York recording that's filled with work by a host of players from the spiritual jazz underground – all of whom soar strongly on the album's long tracks, and give the set a fire and righteous energy you're not likely to hear on other Brand albums of the time! The leader is especially bold and free on piano – and provides these long lines that set fire to work from Cecil Bridgewater and Charles Sullivan on trumpets, Kiani Zawadi on trombone, Cecil McBee on bass, Roy Brooks on drums, and the massive talents Sonny Fortune, Carlos Ward, Hamiet Bluiette, Roland Alexander, and John Stubblefield on reeds! The record has a much fuller feel than most of Brand's other work from the time, and it's great to hear his angular, rhythmic piano juxtaposed with the warm spiritualism of the players in the group – wonderful energy that takes flight on the two-part "Titiana", and the longer "Jabulani Easter Joy". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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✨✧ Dollar BrandZimbabwe ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1983. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
South African pianist Dollar Brand was still going strong into the 80s – as this excellent quartet session will attest! The record features a group with Carolos Ward on alto sax and flute, playing next to Brand's own piano and occasional soprano sax, backed by the bass of Essiet Okun Essiet and the drums of Don Mumford. Tracks are medium length – but filled with the slow-building grace that always makes Brand's work differ majestically from most of his contemporaries. Titles include "Karmat", "Guilty", "Zimbabwe", "For Coltrane, No 11", and "Bombella". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim)African Dawn ... LP
Enja, 1982. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing.)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyBerlin Concerts ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful work by Dolphy – as essential to his catalog as any of his albums on Prestige from the same time! Although Dolphy broke plenty of musical barriers in the studio, to our ears, it was always in a live setting that he sounded best – freely exploring the kind of space his playing opened up, hitting notes that were more soulful and spiritual than many that he ever recorded on his studio sides. This set is a perfect example of that trend – as Dolphy's working here with a strong straight jazz combo, one that includes the great Benny Bailey on trumpet, in a set that features familiar tunes, turned into haunting explorations of Dolphy's new jazz idiom. One of the highlights is an incredible 15 minute version of Randy Weston's "Hi Fly", with Dolphy doing great work on flute – and other tunes include "Hot House", "Geewee", "When Lights Are Low", "I'll Remember April", and "The Meeting". CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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✨✧ Tommy FlanaganBallads & Blues ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1979. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key 70s session from Tommy Flanagan – a record that showed that he was still one of the most fluid and soulful players of his generation! The album has Flanagan working only with the bass of George Mraz – in a drum-less format with even less structure than usual, a perfect setting for Tommy to stretch out, open up, and do his thing on the keys of the piano. There's still always a gentle swing and good focus to most tracks here – and Flanagan never gets too indulgent with the setting, even on the longer numbers. Titles include "Blue Twenty", "With Malice Towards None", "Blues For Sarka", "Star Eyes", and "They Say It's Spring". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Inner City.)

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✨✧ Mark HeliasCurrent Set ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1987. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Tim Berne on alto sax, Robin Eubanks on trombone, Greg Osby on soprano sax, Victor Lewis on drums, Herb Robertson on trumpet, coronet, and fluegelhorn, and Nana Vasconcelos on percussion and vocals. LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing.)

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✨✧ Abdullah IbrahimSouth Africa ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1983. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice group date – with Carlos Ward on flute and alto, Essiet Okun Essiet on bass, and on Mumford on drums. Ibrahim plays a bit of soprano sax with his piano – and Johnny Classens sings a bit too! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe Lovano, Ed Blackwell & Anthony CoxSounds Of Joy ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bold, angular work from an ultra-hip trio – one with reedman Joe Lovano, bassist Anthony Cox, and drummer Ed Blackwell – all working in open, highly rhythmic space that recalls some of Blackwell's best experiments from years past! Lovano's got more than enough edge to make the record work – hitting this key point in his career with a tone that's fluidly progressive on tenor sax, as well as soprano and alto clarinet – and as you might guess from Blackwell's legacy, there's plenty of inventive drum work that really helps flesh out the sound of the trio. Titles include "Sounds Of Joy", "Ettenro", "This One's For Lacy", "Cedar Avenue Blues", and "Strength & Courage". CD

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✨✧ Kevin MahoganySongs & Moments ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With John Hicks, Arthur Blythe, Ray Drummond and arrangements by Slide Hampton, Freddie Hubbard and Maria Schneider. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kevin MahoganyYou Got What It Takes ... CD
Enja, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Benny Golson on tenor saxophone, James Williams on piano, Michael Formanek on bass & Victor Lewis on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusMingus In Europe Volume 2 ... LP
Enja, 1964. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great recordings the important 1964 tour of Europe by bassist Charles Mingus – a key musical moment that not only saw some of the last recordings of Eric Dolphy before his departure from this planet, but which also introduced the overseas scene to some key up-and-coming talents who were in Mingus' tenure! The group here is a quintet, but plays with the fire of some of Charles' bigger ensembles from a few years before – and the setting has some especially open space for great solos from the reedmen – both Dolphy on alto, flute, and bass clarinet – plus Clifford Jordan on tenor. Dannie Richmond plays drums, and Jaki Byard is superb on piano – and titles on this second volume include "Charlemange", "At-Fw-You", "Sophisticated Lady", and "Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress Then Blue Silk". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has some edge wear.)

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✨✧ Manfred Schoof with Yosuke Yamashita TrioDistant Thunder ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really amazing record from trumpeter Manfred Schoof – and one that's quite different from his better-known recordings on the European scene! This set has Schoof joining in with the searing trio of Yosuke Yamashita on piano, Akira Sakata on alto, and Takeo Moriyama on drums – and mindblowing group that were setting their own standards of free jazz on the Japanese scene in the 70s, often with a very different vibe than European improvisers of the decade! Sakata is especially amazing – bold, searing, and completely on fire – in a way that seems to have Schoof rising to new heights to match his energy. The set begins with the blistering side-long track "Mitochondira" – then takes a bit of a breather, as Schoof delivers a solo take on "Round Midnight", and Yamashita performs the solo "Distant Thunder" – before full group action re-emerges on the long "Hachi". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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✨✧ John StubblefieldCountin' On The Blues ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1987. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Reedman John Stubblefield made some of his best records as a leader for Enja – and this is definitely one of them! The set has Stubblefield coming across with maturity and focus that you might not have found a few years before – that kind of ebullient, soulful style that some of his best contemporaries were hitting in the late 80s – new modes of expression that were maybe less righteous than previous years, but a lot more powerful in their positive energy and subtle sense of care! John plays both tenor and soprano sax with this easygoing, soulful vibe – and the group also includes Hamiet Bluiett on baritone, Mulgrew Miller on piano, Charnett Moffett on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums – a well-matched lineup, as all players are at similar points in their musical conceptions. Stubblefield plays a bit of keyboards on one last track, but even that comes across well – with almost a Lonnie Liston Smith vibe – and titles include "Remembrance", "For Those Who Didn't Know", "Montauk", "The Wanderer", and "Going Home". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John Tchicai & Vitold RekSatisfaction ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Duets between bassist Vitold Rek and John Tchicai, who plays tenor and soprano sax, bass clarinet, and adds spoken passages on a few tracks – all of which are originals by the two players! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gary ThomasSeventh Quadrant ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1987. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Rene Rosnes on piano, Paul Bollenback on guitar, and Gary Thomas on flute and tenor. Tracks include "Foresight Preparation & Subterfuge", "Tablet Of Destinies", "No", and "First Sketches". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing.)

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✨✧ Frank TusaFather Time ... LP
Enja, 1975. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the only albums we've ever seen from bassist Frank Tusa – a strangely organic studio session that's filled with lots of space and sound textures! Players on the album include Dave Liebman on saxes, Richie Beirach on piano, and Badal Roy on tabla – and the best tracks have a spontaneous feel, but also one that's not overly jamming, nor too outside. The set includes a great roughly funky number called "Doin It" – which mixes percussion and bass into a spare warmly breaking groove – and other tracks include "Cameo", "String Beans", and "Kristie's Spirit". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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✨✧ Mal WaldronMal Waldron Plays The Blues – Live At The Domicile ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mal Waldron plays the blues, but in a way that's hardly blue at all – given that the record is one from a time when the pianist was really setting a strong modern fire on the European scene in the 70s! The group's an unusual one – with bassist Jimmy Woode, of the Clark Boland Big Band, and drummer Pierre Favre – a player best known for his more modern moments – both musicians whose scope might just be wide enough to augment all the great ideas that Waldron was bringing to the piano on the album's mighty long tracks! By this point in his career, Mal had really taken off from his earlier American recordings – using the freedom of both the Japanese and European recording scenes to be a lot more expressive, and a lot more freewheeling – to a point where he's completely captivating, with non-stop imagination and a flurry of fresh ideas throughout. Tracks include "Way In", "Miles & Miles Of Blues", "Blues For FP", "Blues For DS", and "Up Down Blues". CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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✨✧ Mal WaldronUp Popped The Devil ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Searing work from Mal Waldron – recorded in the early 70s with an excellent trio that features Billy Higgins on drums and Reggie Workman on bass! The group's got a lot more fire and energy than some of Waldron's other assemblages of the 70s – and the tracks are long and exploratory, yet also groove at the best moments – a great blend of some of the freedom that Waldron had been exploring overseas, while still tying things to some of the more soulful, spiritual currents of his early years. Carla Poole joins the group on flute for the track "Space Walk" – and other titles include "Up Popped The Devil", "Snake Out", and "Changachangachang". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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✨✧ Bennie WallaceFree Will ... LP
Enja/Inner City, 1980. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early set as a leader from tenorist Bennie Wallace – and one of his most heartfelt albums ever! Wallace has a tone that hearkens back to the warm raspiness of the Ben Webster/Lester Young generation – yet he also blows with a freer, more open quality that's quite contemporary too – mixing free moments and swinging passages together easily, almost a bit like Archie Shepp during his return to tradition in the late 70s! The group here really stretch strongly to move with Wallace's vision – a quartet that features Tommy Flanagan on piano, Eddie Gomez on bass, and Dannie Richmond on drums – sometimes playing a lot more out than you might expect. Titles include "Star Eyes", "The Free Will", "Back Door Beauty", "Paslom", and "Walter". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Randy WestonNuit Africaine (aka African Nite) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime solo piano from Randy Weston – just the sort of record to remind us why his skills in such a setting can always be so great! The tunes are filled with energy and rhythm right from the start – spun out in those long African-inspired lines that Randy first forged in the 50s, but really taken to new heights here in a European setting – a mix of modern angles and warmer spirits that's always held together by the rhythmic pulsations inherent in Weston's playing. And while Randy deftly demonstrates these qualities well on other records from the time, there's no better way to hear it so clearly as in a solo setting like this! Titles include "Jejouka", "Blues To Senegal", "Yubadee", "Con Alma", and "Little Niles". CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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✨✧ Mark HeliasDesert Blue ... CD
Enja, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Pheeroan AkLaff on drums, nthony Davis on piano, Marty Ehrlich on saxes & Herb Robertson on trumpet. CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Takeo MoriyamaGreen River ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Drummer Takeo Moriyama is best known to our ears as one of the key forces in the trio of pianist Yosuke Yamashita in the 70s – and he definitely continues that strong legacy here, but with a vibrant voice that's all his own! The session is maybe more pitched towards the spiritual side of the spectrum than the avant one – and the group features twin reed genius from Toshio Inoue on soprano and tenor, and Shuichi Enomoto on soprano, tenor, and flute! There's only the bass of Hideaki Mochizuki to add to the sound – which leaves a lot of great reed interplay amidst the dynamic energy inspired by the leader's drums. Titles include "Gradation", "Night Story", "Ta Ke", "Non Check", "Tohku", and "Fields". CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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✨✧ Prince LashaInside Story ... LP
Enja, 1965. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A rare treasure from spiritual reedman Prince Lasha – a session recorded in 1965 in New York, but one that wasn't issued until many years later by the Enja label in Germany! The album is a real revelation – and clearly marks Lasha as one of the key artists unlocking the more spiritual sounds in jazz at the time – taking off nicely from the later work of Eric Dolphy, and dovetailing with some of the best experiments of John Coltrane – but at a level that maybe even leapfrogs into more 70s modes as well! The group here is great – a quartet with Herbie Hancock on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Jimmy Lovelace on drums – and Lasha plays both alto and flute, in modes that echo his best work with Sonny Simmons, and on his later solo albums too. Titles include "Ethereal", "Flight", "Kwadwo Safari", "Mary", and "Inside Story". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Inner City.)
Also available Inside Story ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Woody ShawLotus Flower ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful later work from Woody Shaw – perfectly honed, in the soaring, stretching, soulful exploratory style of his best work in the 70s! The group's a quartet with Mulgrew Miller on piano, Stafford James on bass, Tony Reedus on drums, and Steve Turre joining Woody in the frontline – and the excellent work of the rhythm section provides a lively forum for the soloists to stretch out wonderfully, without going too far, or getting overindulgent and trapped in designs of their own making. The set sparkles with 5 original tunes – Turre's "Lotus Flower", James' "Game", Miller's "Eastern Joy Dance", and "Song Of Songs" and "Rahsaan's Run", both by Shaw. CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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✨✧ Cecil Taylor & Italian Instabile OrchestraOwner Of The River Bank ... CD
Enja/Justin Time, 2003. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the most complex Cecil Taylor records we've heard in years – and that's saying a lot, given the usual complexity of his music! Taylor plays piano and vocalizes a bit – but he's also tied strongly here to the Italian Instabile Orchestra – a large lineup of varied horn, string, and percussion players – all of whom vocalize a bit themselves – working with Cecil to create these amazing textures in sound – every bit as free as his unfettered solo recordings, but played here with these layers of depth that really amaze us! The CD features one long piece, composed by Taylor – running for about an hour in length, and divided into seven movements. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Uli Lenz/Cecil McBee/Joe ChambersLive At Sweet Basil ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Pianist Uli Lenz really sparkles here – in the company of the tremendous rhythm duo of Cecil McBee on bass and Joe Chambers on drums! The recording's a live one – as you'll know from the title – and the tracks are long, open, and very fluid – balancing some of the modern elements in Uli's piano with the strong, soulful currents that both the bass and drums bring to the music – modes that are especially strong on the original tunes on the album by Lenz, but which really transform the few familiar numbers too. Chambers is a complete delight – and the album's a great reminder of all the wonderful elements he brought to jazz in his early years – on titles that include "Don't Trust The Mirror", "Midnight Candy", "Five For Bob", "Inner Urge", "Sophisticated Lady", and "Freedom Jazz Dance". CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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✨✧ Bennie WallaceFourteen Bar Blues ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great early work from tenorist Bennie Wallace – a set that's got a really nice edge, and which is a nice contrast to some of Bennie's smoother work in years to come! The format's a trio – ala the important Sonny Rollins mode – with Eddie Gomez on bass and Eddie Moore on drums – and Wallace plays with a real sense of sharpness, and a balance between newer tenor ideas and some of the older roots of the instrument in jazz – almost rewriting legacies of Lester Young and Ben Webster, by taking their inspiration through a much more modern landscape. Titles include "Trinkle Trinkle", "Chelsea Bridge", "Green & Yellow", "Yard N Newk", "The Fourteen Bar Blues", and "Vicissitudes". CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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✨✧ Phil Woods/Tommy Flanagan/Red MitchellThree For All ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really great record – one we're surprised that we like so much! On the surface, the album appears to be an inconsequential 80s session by three older giants of their instrument – Woods on alto, Flanagan on piano, and Mitchell on bass. But Woods' tone here, although played straightly, is fantastic – with an edge that grabs you immediately, holding your ears throughout the session with a bright yet sad approach that matches the sound he gets on a rare few albums when he's really doing things right. Tracks are open, soulful, and really incredibly played – and although this might not be the most groundbreaking jazz album you'll buy this year, it's a heck of a great little album, with a sound that will keep you going back more than you think! Titles include "Goodbye Mr Evans", "Talking", "It's Time To Emulate The Japanese", "Reets Neet", and "You're Me". CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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✨✧ Charles MingusMingus In Europe Volume 2 ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great recordings the important 1964 tour of Europe by bassist Charles Mingus – a key musical moment that not only saw some of the last recordings of Eric Dolphy before his departure from this planet, but which also introduced the overseas scene to some key up-and-coming talents who were in Mingus' tenure! The group here is a quintet, but plays with the fire of some of Charles' bigger ensembles from a few years before – and the setting has some especially open space for great solos from the reedmen – both Dolphy on alto, flute, and bass clarinet – plus Clifford Jordan on tenor. Dannie Richmond plays drums, and Jaki Byard is superb on piano – and titles on this second volume include "Charlemange", "At-Fw-You", "Sophisticated Lady", "So Long Eric", and "Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress Then Blue Silk". CD
(Part of the Enja Jazz Master Works series!)

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✨✧ Jerry Gonzalez & The Fort Apache BandObatala ... CD
Enja, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
An 80s classic from one of the hippest Latin jazz ensembles of its time – the wonderful Fort Apache band of trumpeter/percussionist Jerry Gonzalez! As with other albums from the group, the key strength here is Jerry's choice of compadres – a great lineup of jazzmen who understand both Latin rhythms and more open, expressive soloing – which really allows them to stretch way way past any sort of obvious cliches for their genre. Some of the tunes get quite modern at points – and players include John Stubblfield on tenor, Angel Papo Vasquez on trombone, Larry Willis on piano, Edgardo Miranda on guitar, and Steve Berrios, Nicky Marrero, and Milton Cardona on percussion. Titles include "Nefertiti", "Eighty One", "Siempre Junto A Ti", "Evidence", and "Jackie-ing". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Junior ManceSoftly As In A Morning Sunrise ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
Softly, but pretty darn swinging too – thanks to an excellent trio on the session, which includes the great Jimmy Woode on bass! Jimmy's got a sound that we've loved for decades – and even at this later point in his career, he's got a way of warming things up and getting them going, right from the very first note! Woode's bass brings out a new richness in Junior's piano – and along with drummer Bob Durham, the group really opens up on a set of nice longish tracks – perfect for that open-ended, easy-fingered Mance style that's held up beautifully over the years. One of the best Mance recordings from the time – with cuts that include "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "Lady Bird", "Wee", "Sunday Go To Meetin", "Inside Out", "Deli Blues For Blakey", "Broadway", and "The Man From Potters Crossing". CD
 
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Mal WaldronTouch Of The Blues ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... About July 29, 2020
Mal Waldron on Enja – sounding wonderful here in the company of bassist Jimmy Woode and drummer Allen Blairman! The title track takes up all of side two – and the other two tracks are long too! CD

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✨✧ Terumasa HinoLive ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the boldest and most powerful 70s albums we've heard from trumpeter Terumasa Hino – a live date that rivals the sharp edges and strong lines of his similar album for Enja at the time! The tracks here are all quite long, and mostly show a freely exploratory Hino – one who's far more experimental than the smoother artist that emerged later in his electric years – and a player with a tremendous range of sounds on the trumpet! Other players include Mikio Masuda on piano and Motohiko Hino on drums – and the album features 2 long tracks that go quite outside, "Stella By Starlight" and "Be & Know" – plus a more lyrical version of "Sweet Lullaby". CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)
 
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Dr T Garrott Benjamin JrFamily That Obeys Together Stays Together ... LP
Second Christian Church, 1977. Near Mint- 2LP ... $2.99
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Peter BenjaminsonMary Wells – The Tumultuous Life Of Motown's First Superstar (hardcover) ... Book
Chicago Review Press, 2012. New Copy ... $4.99 29.95
A stunning look at the great Mary Wells – one of Motown's first female acts of the 60s, and one of the decade's most important early soul figures as well! Mary's work on record is very well-known, but the story behind the music is completely different, and surprisingly dark at times – a tale of a talented artist often caught between larger corporate forces, and personal antagonists as well – not to mention her own personal demons. Peter Benjaminson does a great job of getting at all these details without being overly sensational – and he works in lots of wonderful personal recollections from friends and colleagues who really help illuminate the more private moments. The book is over 300 pages, hardcover, with some black and white photos. Book

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Benjamin BiolayGrand Prix ... CD
Universal (France), New Copy ... About June 26, 2020 (delayed)
... CD

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Benjamin BiolayGrand Prix ... LP
Universal (France), New Copy ... About June 26, 2020 (delayed)
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Benjamin BiolayVengeance ... CD
Naive (France), 2013. Used Gatefold ... $5.99
Beautiful work from Benjamin Biolay – easily one of our favorite French artists of the 21st Century – even though we've been following his work since the previous one! Benjamin's got a sound that's just perfect if you, like us, dig an older generation of French work by artists like Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Dutronc, Michel Polnareff, and others from that magical late 60s moment when French pop really found its own sound. Biolay's got a way of sliding in the sinister next to the groovy – often with vocals that are spoken as much as sung – and produced to perfection by his own strong ear for unusual combinations of sounds. Benjamin helped launch the career of many other great French acts in the past decade or two – but we still love his own work the best – and an album like this definitely lives up to that faith. Titles include "Venganza", "Marlene Deconne", "Personne Dans Mon Lit", "Confettis", "La Fin De La Fin", "L'Insigne Honneur", and "Tresor Tresor". CD

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Benjamin Boone with the Ghana Jazz CollectiveJoy ... CD
Origin, 2020. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Benjamin Franklin VJazz & Blues Musicians Of South Carolina – Interviews With Jabbo, Dizzy, Drink, & Others (hardcover) ... Book
University Of South Carolina Press, 2008. New Copy ... $2.99 19.98
South Carolina has been home to a surprising amount of jazz musicians over the years – a list of talents that includes Houston Person, Chris Potter, Webster Young, Etta Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Arthur Prysock, Nappy Brown, and a number of others – all of whom are featured in separate interviews within the book – which work together as an oral history of the surprising legacy of jazz in the state! Author Benjamin Franklin V is a professor in English at University Of South Carolina – and his questions are very well put, and he seems to have a manner that really puts some of the musicians at ease – given the length of their responses. 272 pages, hardcover, with some black and white images. Book

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I BenjahmanFraction Of Jah Action (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Lion Kingdom/Hot Milk (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $6.99 13.99
Great lost work from the UK scene of the early 80s – self-produced, self-released work from I Benjahman – an artist who was strongly inspired by the more righteous side of the Kingston scene of the decade before! Most of these tracks have a groove that's mighty lean, and beautifully fluid – dubby rhythms with all these other elements floating around in the mix, almost like water – piano, guitar, and other sounds that bubble and ebb along with Benjahman's conscious lyrics – music with the sort of message you might expect from the image on the cover. Titles on the original album include "Give Love A Try", "Sweet Reggae Music", "Family Affair", "Jah World Will Keep On Turning", "Jah Nation", "Natural Forces", and "She Got To Know". 2CD set also features 16 bonus tracks – including single cuts "Family Affair (12" version)", "Give Love A Try (12" version)", "Hold Me Tight", and "Family Affair (dub plate voc)" – and 12 more dubs of the album tracks – which, given how dubby the album already is, makes for some pretty dubby music! CD

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Benjamin JephtaEvolution Of An Undefined ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic album from Benjamin Jephta – and one that's maybe a bit different than some of his other recent work too! There's a more electric vibe to the set – maybe because Benjamin plays organ and keyboards, in addition to bass – and the music has this wonderful flow that's a bit like the Blue Note generation that's arisen in the wake of Robert Glasper – kind of this new 21st Century spirituality – a bit more compact than before, but extremely powerful in its conception! The group features additional keyboards from Kyle Shepherd and Bokani Dyer – plus guitar from Keenan Ahrends, trumpet from Marcus Wyatt, and tenor from Sisonke Xonti – plus guest vocals from Jitsvinger and Eden Myrrh. Titles include "Still I Rise (revisited)", "Dear Mr Hodge", "Evolution", "Song For Ellen Pakkies", "The Path", and "Identity". CD


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Eve Risser, Benjamin Duboc, & Edward PerraudEn Corps ... CD
Dark Tree (France), 2012. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99
Very heady sounds from this hip French trio – one who go further than even the usual avant piano combo, by using a prepared version of the instrument for part of the set! Eve Risser handles the keys – and the piano is both standard, although played with very unusual inflections, and sometimes "prepared" – in the mode of sticking bits and pieces under the strings, in the style first pioneered by John Cage! Yet the sounds here are far from those of Cage – as the trio's got a great sense of energy that really builds on the album's two long tracks – kind of a simmering of Risser's piano, Dubocs' bass, and Perraud's drums – until things really start boiling on "Trans" and "Chant D'Entre". CD


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✨✧ Puff Daddy & The FamilyBeen Around The World (armand's freakshow mix, armand's unreleased project)/It's All About The Benjamins (armand's gangsta mental mix, DJ ming & FS drum n bass mix) ... 12-inch
Bad Boy, 1997. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Bad Boy sleeve.)

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✨✧ KoppelString Quartets Nos 1 & 2/Quintet For Mezzo Saxophone & String Quartet – Sjaelland String Quartet/Benjamin Koppel ... CD
Dacapo Records (Germany), 2011. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print. Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players.)

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✨✧ Benjamin PiekutHenry Cow – The World Is A Problem ... Book
Duke University Press, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic look at the music of Henry Cow – that important British band of the 70s, and a key bridge between the worlds of art, experimentation, politics, and improvisation at the time! Henry Cow trafficked in ideas that were fairly intellectual, but the group had a way of bringing them down to a wider mainstream audience – in a mode that's summed up perfectly by the author in the ending essay of the book, in which he speaks of a "vernacular avant garde". Before that, though, he gives a richly detailed account of the group's artistic and political mission, and their role in the 70s UK scene – presented with far more detail than we ever could have hoped for, and which really illuminates the group's enigmatic records, as well as work by the related Slapp Happy too. A massive book – almost 500 pages, with copious notes, and a fair bit of black and white photos. Book

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✨✧ Benjamin Boone & Philip LevinePoetry Of Jazz Vol 2 ... CD
Origin, 2019. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ BrittenWinter Words Op 52/Seven Sonnets Of Michelangelo Op 22 – Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten ... LP
London, 1956. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Philip BaileyLove Will Find A Way ... CD
Verve, 2019. Used ... $8.99
Philip Bailey's looking hipper than usual on the cover – and he's sounding hipper than usual within – thanks to fantastic production help from Robert Glasper, Christian McBride, and Chick Corea – all artists who play on the record, and help give Bailey a really timeless sense of soul! The man himself needs no introduction – thanks to his long legacy in Earth Wind & Fire, and a range of great solo records too – but there's really something different, and something special taking place here – as Bailey pushes both his vocal range and sense of songform, working through music by Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Oscar Brown Jr, and even the Talking Heads – while also turning in some great songs of his own, co-penned with some of the album's collaborators. The instrumentation is served up by a dream group of jazz talents – Kamasi Washington on tenor, Kenny Barron on piano, Robert Glasper and Chick Corea on keyboards, Steve Wilson on saxes and flute, Lionel Loueke on guitar,and Christian McBride on bass – and although the record features guest vocals from Bilal and Casey Benjamin, it's Bailey's work that's the real main attraction. Titles include "We're A Winner", "Stairway To The Stars", "Just To Keep Your Satisfied", "Once In A Lifetime", "Billy Jack", "You're Everything", "Brooklyn Blues", "Sacred Sounds", and "Love Will Find A Way". CD
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Philip BaileyLove Will Find A Way ... CD
Verve, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Philip Bailey's looking hipper than usual on the cover – and he's sounding hipper than usual within – thanks to fantastic production help from Robert Glasper, Christian McBride, and Chick Corea – all artists who play on the record, and help give Bailey a really timeless sense of soul! The man himself needs no introduction – thanks to his long legacy in Earth Wind & Fire, and a range of great solo records too – but there's really something different, and something special taking place here – as Bailey pushes both his vocal range and sense of songform, working through music by Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Oscar Brown Jr, and even the Talking Heads – while also turning in some great songs of his own, co-penned with some of the album's collaborators. The instrumentation is served up by a dream group of jazz talents – Kamasi Washington on tenor, Kenny Barron on piano, Robert Glasper and Chick Corea on keyboards, Steve Wilson on saxes and flute, Lionel Loueke on guitar,and Christian McBride on bass – and although the record features guest vocals from Bilal and Casey Benjamin, it's Bailey's work that's the real main attraction. Titles include "We're A Winner", "Stairway To The Stars", "Just To Keep Your Satisfied", "Once In A Lifetime", "Billy Jack", "You're Everything", "Brooklyn Blues", "Sacred Sounds", and "Love Will Find A Way". CD
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Philip BaileyLove Will Find A Way ... LP
Verve, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 34.99
Philip Bailey's looking hipper than usual on the cover – and he's sounding hipper than usual within – thanks to fantastic production help from Robert Glasper, Christian McBride, and Chick Corea – all artists who play on the record, and help give Bailey a really timeless sense of soul! The man himself needs no introduction – thanks to his long legacy in Earth Wind & Fire, and a range of great solo records too – but there's really something different, and something special taking place here – as Bailey pushes both his vocal range and sense of songform, working through music by Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Oscar Brown Jr, and even the Talking Heads – while also turning in some great songs of his own, co-penned with some of the album's collaborators. The instrumentation is served up by a dream group of jazz talents – Kamasi Washington on tenor, Kenny Barron on piano, Robert Glasper and Chick Corea on keyboards, Steve Wilson on saxes and flute, Lionel Loueke on guitar,and Christian McBride on bass – and although the record features guest vocals from Bilal and Casey Benjamin, it's Bailey's work that's the real main attraction. Titles include "We're A Winner", "Stairway To The Stars", "Just To Keep Your Satisfied", "Once In A Lifetime", "Billy Jack", "You're Everything", "Brooklyn Blues", "Sacred Sounds", and "Love Will Find A Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Please Note – These copies have a slightly dinged corner from shipping, nothing major just a small dent on one corner.)
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Camarao OrkestraNacao Africa ... LP
Favorite (France), 2020. New Copy ... $24.99
A great release by this really unique combo – a Brazilian group, but one who are equally interested in the African roots in their music – but in ways that are completely different than any other contemporary act we can think of! Camarao Orkestra aren't one of those Fela-styled Afro Funk combos that have popped up on nearly every scene around the globe in recent years – and instead, the music here is this really beautiful blend of Brazilian percussion, warmer production styles, and some deeper modes borrowed from the other side of the Atlantic – all fused together with instrumentation that's live, spontaneous, and never overproduced – in ways that really take us back to some of the best Brazilian musical experiments of years past! As part of that, the group take on one of the key tunes from the Afro Sambas project of Baden Powell and Vinicius De Moraes – "Canto De Imenja" – and move into their own tunes on other tracks that include "Canto Da Bahia", "Dia De Verao", "Nacao Africa", "Copacabana", and "Guerreiro Yoruba". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wayne EscofferyHumble Warrior ... CD
Smoke Sessions, 2020. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
There's nothing humble about the sound of Wayne Escoffery on this great little set – as the tenor giant really comes on strong, blowing with a ferocity that really matches the energy of the rest of the group! There's a stunning rhythm trio at the core – David Kikoski on piano, Ugonna Okegwo on bass, and Ralph Peterson Jr on drums – who work together with these bold, chunky building blocks of sound – even when things are mellow – which seems to give Escoffery's horn a sense of majesty we don't always hear on other records, and which rises up even more when joined by guest work from Randy Brecker on trumpet and David Gilmore on guitar! The album's also got some interesting spiritual elements at the core – fresh reworkings of pieces of a mass by Benjamin Britten, re-arranged for small combo energy by Escoffery – mixed with originals by some of the group. Vaughn Escoffery sings on "Sanctus" – and other titles include "Quarter Moon", "The Humble Warrior", "Chain Gang", "Back To Square One", "AKA Reggie", and "Undefined". CD

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Robert GlasperBlack Radio Vol 2 (deluxe edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 2013. Used ... $11.99
Mindblowing work from Robert Glasper – a set that makes us fall in love with his music even more than before – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given that we've loved him for years! Glasper's working here in his collaborative Black Radio format – but at a level that's even more perfected than the initial album of this project – a really groundbreaking blend of live jazz instrumentation and underground soul inspiration – served up by Robert's core quartet, with help from a whole host of wonderful guest singers! Glasper alone is worth the price of admission – Fender Rhodes and piano lines that are completely sublime, in that flowing groove that's only gotten better with age – and the combo also features wicked bass from Derrick Hodge, sax and flute from Casey Benjamin, and some damn funky drums from Mark Colenburg – who proves that you don't need any drum loops or samples to make music this great. The singers are the icing on the cake – a lineup that includes Faith Evans, Dwele, Jill Scott, Common, Lupe Fiasco, Lalah Hathaway, Norah Jones, and others – on titles that include "Calls", "Worries", "I Stand Alone", "What Are We Doing", "Trust", "Yet To Find", "You Own Me", "Somebody Else", "Persevere", and "Let It Ride". Deluxe edition features some great bonus material – including "I Don't Even Care" with Macy Gray and Jean Grae, "You're My Everything" with Bilal and Jazmine Sullivan, "Big Girl Body" with Eric Roberson, and "Lovely Day" with a bit of vocals from Bill Withers. CD
(In a gold tinted cover.)

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Budd JohnsonBudd Johnson & The Four Brass Giants ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1960. Used ... $9.99
Budd Johnson was one of those players from the old days who was continually drawing praise from younger and hipper musicians – crediting Budd with a tone and talent that was forever an inspiration to them. Case in point is this 1960 session, issued as part of the hip Cannonball Adderley Presents series on Riverside – one in which Budd is given free reign to arrange the albums tracks, coming up with a nice batch of originals and interesting tunes that show him to be a much more complex player than might be expected. The players include a four piece trumpet section with Nat Adderley, Clark Terry, Harry Edison, and Ray Nance – and rhythm is by Tommy Flanagan, Joe Benjamin, and Herb Lovelle. Tracks include "Blues For Lester", "All My Love", "Trinity River Bottom", and "Driftwood". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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