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Christian Reim SextetMona Lisa – Moldejazz 1973 ... LP
Jazzaggression (Finland), 1973. New Copy ... $24.99 27.99
A real masterpiece from pianist Christian Reim – an unissued live set from 1973, conceived as one long suite for a very modern sextet! The music is wonderful – full of all these subtle moments of feeling that we don't always hear in some of Christian's other work – mixed with bolder passages of free improvisation that really make the most of the lineup that includes Ditlef Eckhoff on trumpet, Knut Riisnaes on tenor and flute, Carl Magnus Neumann on alto and soprano, Terje Venaas on bass, and Espen Rud on drums. Most of these players are top-shelf talents from the Scandia scene of the 70s – able to swing inside and step outside with effortless ease – which they do beautifully throughout the six-part suite entitled "Mona Lisa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition.)

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Jan SimonsenJan Simonsen Quintet (with bonus download) ... LP
Jazzaggression (Finland), 1976. New Copy ... $24.99 27.99
You've probably never heard of pianist Jan Simonson, but that's also because this gem of a record was never issued at the time – a crime that might have made Jan a much more widely-appreciated player on the European scene of the 70s! The set was recorded in a church in Norway – a good setting for the mix of spiritual and modal modes in the music – on long tracks that draw plenty of energy from Simonson's work on Fender Rhodes and piano, topped with flute from Svein Hansen, saxes from Trond Mathisen, bass from Kristian Rostad, and drums from Thor Bendiksen – a group who are loose and open, with plenty of room for solos – but always rhythmic and moving strongly forward in the right direction! Titles include a very long take on "Afro Blue" – plus "Martin", "Agnus", and "Fire Sju". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies – with download!)

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✨✧ Bird Curtis QuintetNeeds B (with bonus CD & download) ... LP
Jazzaggression (Finland), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic gem from the British scene of the late 60s – music by a group who played in relative obscurity, but who were very much at the top of their game! The quintet have a tenor/trumpet balance that's something of a legacy from earlier UK groups – such as those with Ian Carr and Don Rendell, or maybe some of the Tubby Hayes combos – a mode that's swinging modern jazz, with lots of original writing by the members of the group – packing a lot into a little, but with a vibe that's totally great – and very individual! The songs burst out with a great sense of tone and color – often a hint of modal structure in the rhythm – performed by the lineup of Ian Bird on tenor and alto, John Curtis on trumpet, Ray Shea on piano, Daryl Runswick on bass, and Tim Wolley on drums. All group members, save Wolley, contributed material – and titles include "Needs B", "Johnny Plonk", "Bossa For Bev", "Nothign Yet", "Birthday Girl", "The Buttertree", and "Vanessa". Also, the set was never issued at the time – this is its debut! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD & download!)

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✨✧ Greg Foat, Paul Armfield, & Ken BlackGone To The Dogs (10 inch LP) ... LP
Jazzaggression (Estonia), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very cool trio set from the mighty Greg Foat – working here with two other musicians grabbed on the fly for the recording session – but with results that are every bit as deep as any of his previous projects! Foat plays moody Fender Rhodes and Roland Juno – with this nicely building slow-funk style on the title track, "Gone To The Dogs" – served up in two parts that really let the tune gestate and grow nicely! "Zola's Eyes" has maybe a warmer jazz approach overall – great basswork from Paul Armfield, which brings out some fantastic currents in the Rhodes – and the set closes with "In The Dog House", which has some great funky drums underneath the keyboards. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – with download!)

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✨✧ Greg Foat/Aleksi Heinola/Teemu AkerblomGone To The Cats (with bonus download) ... LP
Jazzaggression (Finland), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful setting for the keyboard talents of the mighty Greg Foat – a loose, laidback trio who really takes his music to different directions than some of his previous projects! We love drummer Aleksi Heinola from his own records – and here, he has a way of sounding loose and tight at the same time – almost casually funky, but with spiritual currents too – augmented by the basswork of Teemu Akerblom, and topped with all these really wonderful Fender Rhodes lines from Greg Foat – who also plays a Moog Grandmother and Roland JX-8P too! The record's got this great blend of funky and spacey sounds at the same time – and titles include "Valley Of The Black Cats", "Catnip Dreams", "Feline Fantasy", "Gone To The Cats", "Yim & Yohn", and "Three Mjau Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! Please Note – these copies had a slightly bumped corner from shipping, nothing horrible, just lightly dinged.)

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✨✧ Jaan KumanJaan Kuman Instrumental Ensemble ... LP
Jazzaggression (Estonia), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Incredible funk from the Estonian scene of the 70s – grooves so rare, the Iron Curtain kept them locked away from most of the Western world! This excellent collection finally brings these gems to light – and showcases not only Jaan Kuman's tight talent for lead trumpet solos – on a par with some of the best Freddie Hubbard CTI work of the 70s – but also his wonderful ear for larger arrangements – jazz backdrops that mix acoustic and electric elements beautifully, often with a sense of soul and sentiment that's completely sublime! There's slight echoes of European soundtrack modes in the music – but the overall presentation is definitely jazz, and the tight work of the leader and other players make the tunes plenty damn funky throughout – like a lost MPS gem from the glory days. Titles include "Hey Boys Try Harder", "Contrasts", "Caprice", "Wheels", "Terminus", and "Globus". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousLight & Sound Of Mogadishu (with download) ... LP
Jazzaggression/Afro 7 (Estonia), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A totally smoking set of tracks from the Somali scene of the 70s – and maybe the coolest East African music we've heard from the time! The material here is all from a small label that was spun off an appliance store – and the imprint had a really great ear for recording these acts in ways that bring out all their most unusual elements, while still holding onto the strong groove at the bottom! Half the set features work by the Sharero Band – a really great group who have a wicked way with an organ line, so that the instrument has all these sharp edges and odd tunings – which create a cool exotic vibe over the more forward-moving grooves – on titles that include "Sharero", "Caashooy", and "Yaan Cuskanaa". The set features more music from Magool – a group with instrumentation that's maybe more Eastern, in ways that reflect the Islamic culture in Mogadishu, but the tracks also have a strongly percussive vibe too – which makes for a nice match alongside the vocals, on titles "Waly Sita" and "Shimbir Yohou". Last up is a track from guitarist Ahmed Rabsha and Hibbo Nuura – great vocal interplay with a lively vibe, on the striking "Bohol You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ Carl M Neumann/Christian Reim QuartetLive At Molde International Jazz Festival 1976 ... LP
Jazzaggression (Finland), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful live work from alto saxophonist Carl Magnus Neumann – a Norwegian player with a richly expressive tone and a very fresh groove – working here in a group that's co-led with pianist Christian Reim! Neumann's a player we won't hear often – and he shines wonderfully on this date – stretching out in long, creative lines that are totally great – often slightly poetic and filled with feeling, in rhythms that are quite unusual for the time. The group's a quartet, with Christian Reim on piano, Bjorn Kjellemyr on bass, and Ole Jacob Hansen on drums – and although all players are clearly acquainted with some of the newer ideas in jazz at the time, they also nicely keep things inside on most tracks – with a subtle swing that really suits Neumann's tone. Titles include "Hippie", "Den Fandenivoldske", "Goodbye", "The Man I Love", "Goodbye II", and "Diplomatologi". LP, Vinyl record album

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