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✨✧ Johnny LytleHappy Ground! (Jazzland LP – 1961) ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Very Good ... $14.99
A killer set of grooves from vibes legend Johnny Lytle – one of the first and one of the few to ever combine vibes with Hammond organ – in this case, the work of Milt Harris on the keys! The group is a very rhythmic trio, thanks to Harris on the bass pedals, and Penny Hinant on the drums – and titles include the great "Lela", a jazz dance classic if there ever was one – and a precursor to some of Lytle's work to come on the Tuba label. Other tracks include "Secret Love", "Happy Ground", "It's All Right With Me", and "Tag Along". LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label Orpheum pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)
 
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Eivind Aarset/Jan BangSnow Catches On Her Eyelashes ... LP
Jazzland (Norway), 2021. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
An album with a really beautiful title – a reference to "My Favorite Things", perhaps – and one that's got a sound that's equally beautiful to match – very different than some of the noisier music we've heard from Eivind Aarset in the past! Yet as with all his other great records, there's a real sense of abstraction here – as Eivind plays guitar, bass, and adds in plenty of electronics – next to work from Jan Bang on a range of samples, programs, and editing – a sense of sound that's layered, sometimes densely, but never darkly – almost taking us back to EG Records territory right at the end of the 70s. The set features a few guests along the way – Nils Petter Molvaer plays trumpet on one track – but most tunes are quite spare, and very lovely. Titles include "Before The Wedding", "Two Days In June", "Purplebright", "Asphalt Lake", "Monochrome", and "Night Spell". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley Quintet At The Lighthouse ... LP
Jazzland, 1960. Very Good ... $16.99
Fantastic work from the Cannonball Adderley Quintet – one of their greatest performances from the seminal early 60s years! The band at this time includes Cannon on alto, Nat on cornet, Victor Feldman on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – and although Feldman's not as strong of a soul jazz player as Bobby Timmons or Joe Zawinul, both of whom also played with the group, his playing on this set is great, thanks to a really lively rhythm section! Includes an 11 minute version of "Sack O Woe", plus "Blue Daniel", "Azule Serape", and "Big P". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with silver text, microphone logo, and deep groove! Cover has light surface wear, a half split top seam, and a peeled patch on the back near the bottom seam.)

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AtomicThere's A Hole In The Mountain ... LP
Jazzland (Norway), 2013. New Copy ... $19.99 29.99
Maybe the most brilliant work so far from Atomic – and definite proof that this Swedish ensemble just keeps getting better and better with each new recording! Every player in the quintet is a star in his own right – Fredrik Ljungkvist on tenor and baritone sax, Magnus Broo on trumpet, Havard Wilk on piano, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums – but what's really amazing is the way they come together as one for the record – wrapping their strong identities together, and forging out with this focused sound that has a lot more power than ever before! All the musicians know the open space of freedom, but have found a territory that can hold them all – where they can respectfully create this wonderful new sound together – in a mix of modern jazz and avant expression that seems to echo some of the best recent work from Chicago. Titles include "There's A Hole In The Mountain", "Civilon", "Wolf Cage", "Accidentals", "Labyrinths", and "Available Exits". LP, Vinyl record album

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Baker Hansen & John Pal InderbergLive I Oslo – Baker Hansen Speler Chet Baker Sin Musikk Pa Norsk ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
That's a young Chet Baker on the cover of the record, and the set's a really beautiful experiment based on the music that Chet recorded back in the 50s – a reworking of some of the songs he sung and made his own, turned into versions with lyrics in Norwegian, and instrumentation that nicely changes things up! Don't worry, there's still a trumpeter in the group – Thomas Husmo Litleskare does a great job in that role – but John Pal Inderberg brings in some excellent baritone, crafting these warm solos that are a surprisingly great match for the Baker-spirited trumpet – in a group that also featuers Kjetil Jerve on piano, Stian Andreas Egeland Andersen on bass, and Tore Flatjord on drums. Vocals are by Sigurd Rotvik Tunsetveit – and despite all the strange language in place, you'll find plenty to love here if you're as in love with the classic Chet Baker spirit as much as us! Titles include new versions of "Let's Get Lost", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "You Don't Know What Love Is", "There Will Never Be Another You", and "Everything Happens To Me". CD

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FinityJazz Pa Englesk – Finity's Destiny ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
A really cool little project – and one that's much better than you might expect at first glance! The "Destiny" in the title refers to the songs – as they're all originals first recorded by Destiny's Child, served up here in instrumental jazz readings with some very creative instrumentation – often cool, compressed trumpet lines upfront, mixed with more electric elements that often move together in a wider space of sound – grounded by more distinct work on drums! There's a sense of music going into textures and back again – almost as if Jon Hassell and Bill Laswell were recording a project like this together – and titles include "Independent Women", "Survivor", "Stand Up For Love", "Jumpin Jumpin", and "Bootylicious". CD

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Harald LassenHuman Samling (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Jazzland (Norway), 2021. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
Really beautiful sounds from Harald Lassen – a record that's very much in the best tradition of the Jazzland label, and the way that Scandinavian imprint can mix jazz expression with more unusual sounds and styles! Lassen plays saxes here, but also handles piano and a bit of midi – which layers his solo sounds into the energy of the rest of the group on guitars, keyboards, bass, and drums – instruments that are almost always used in ways that are a bit abstracted from their original modes – but never in a style that's too gimmicky, or too cold – the last of which is especially important to us. There's always a tunefulness to the music – even on the album's three improvised tracks – and the sound isn't exactly jazz, but isn't far off either. Titles include "About Music", "How It Feels", "Voyager", "Thinkwalk", "Stella", and "Before You Came". LP, Vinyl record album

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Matona's Afdhal GroupMatona's Afdhal Group ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2018. Used ... $9.99
A beautifully dynamic set from Mohamed Issa Haji – aka Matona – a musician from Zanzibar with a specialty in Taarab, which is an unusual hybrid of African, Arabic, and Indian musical styles! The group here features Matona on oud, vocals, and percussion – illuminated by very colorful elements from guitar, tenor, bass, drums, violin, and percussion – plus vocals from the rest of the group as well – and Gora Mohamed Gora plays the rich-voiced qanun on three of the album's ten tracks, which adds this depth to the record that's amazing! Instrumental passages dominate more than the vocals – and there's some really fantastic interplay between some of the Norwegian musicians in the group too – on titles that include "Aziza", "Sikitiko", "Alaminadura", "Zena", "Ashairejea", and "Ashiki Baya". CD

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Benjamin MorkMechanical Piano ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
There's nothing too mechanical about the sound of the piano here – although at some level, there's also some very interesting mechanics involved in the project! The music started out when Benjamin Mork bought an old grand piano that had been painted blue – and rather than try to completely restore it, he instead sonically deconstructed it – placing microphones around the instrument, both inside and out – to capture sounds that are still very piano-based, but also have all these other sonic possibilities too! The result is a record of surprising beauty – maybe a bit in the territory of some of the more spacious Bugge Wesseltoft recordings in recent years, especially those that effortlessly mix acoustic and electric elements. Titles include "Argentina", "Etter Vi For", "Attover", "I Et Oyeblikk", "Kjor Forsiktig", and a very nice take on the Ryuichi Sakamoto tune "Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence". CD
Also available Mechanical Piano ... LP 22.99

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Benjamin MorkMechanical Piano ... LP
Jazzland (Norway), 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99 29.90
There's nothing too mechanical about the sound of the piano here – although at some level, there's also some very interesting mechanics involved in the project! The music started out when Benjamin Mork bought an old grand piano that had been painted blue – and rather than try to completely restore it, he instead sonically deconstructed it – placing microphones around the instrument, both inside and out – to capture sounds that are still very piano-based, but also have all these other sonic possibilities too! The result is a record of surprising beauty – maybe a bit in the territory of some of the more spacious Bugge Wesseltoft recordings in recent years, especially those that effortlessly mix acoustic and electric elements. Titles include "Argentina", "Etter Vi For", "Attover", "I Et Oyeblikk", "Kjor Forsiktig", and a very nice take on the Ryuichi Sakamoto tune "Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mechanical Piano ... CD 14.99

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George Shearing & The Montgomery BrothersGeorge Shearing & The Montgomery Brothers ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1961. Used ... $5.99
Some of jazz's most sensitive artists get together in a lyrical set of light-handed ditties. Shearing's piano is a surprisingly nice complement to the vibes/bass/guitar sound of The Montgomery Brothers – and the group is augmented by some nice Latin percussion. Tracks are short, and titles include "Double Deal", "Mambo In Chimes", "Lois Ann", "And Then I Wrote", and "No Hard Feelings". CD
(Out of print.)

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Les SpannGemini ... CD
Jazzland, 1961. Used ... $9.99
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by Les Spann – an extremely talented jazz player who worked a lot with Dizzy Gillespie in the 50s, and Quincy Jones in the 60s! Les plays both guitar and flute on the set – grooving soulfully in a mode that recalls the stylings of Frank Wess or Kenny Burrell (depending on the instrument), but which is handled here in an easily soulful mode that recalls the sound of Les Jazz Modes at times. Players include Julius Watkins, Tommy Flanagan, Sam Jones, and Louis Hayes. CD
(Out of print.)

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WibuteePlaymachine ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2004. Used ... $9.99
A stunning set of future jazz from Wibutee – the group's strongest record to date – and that's saying a lot, because all of them have been pretty darn nice! Wibutee travel in a space that's somewhere beyond the 70s electric work of Miles, Herbie, and Eddie Henderson – using guitar, keyboards, percussion, electronics, and reeds to explore the stratosphere of sound in a rich array of tonal colors and shapes. The group's work is never too far out – and always seems to have a slight rhythmic component, no matter how abstract or mellow the tune. For this set, the electronics seem to take an even stronger role in the overall sound – crackling with an energy that really brings the whole thing together! Titles include "Playmachine", "Glor", "Country", "Practice", "We Are In Space So Are You", "Gerewol", "Gitlat", and "Ear Traffic". CD
(Out of print. Includes the original printed and stickered case – in great shape too!)

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✨✧ Ben Webster & Joe ZawinulSoulmates ... LP
Jazzland, 1963. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unusual early album by Joe Zawinul – one cut at the start of his early fame with Cannonball Adderley (and years before his success in Weather Report) – but in an easygoing way that's a perfect setting for the aging Ben Webster! Joe's not funking things up the way he did with Cannon, and instead he's gentle and soulful – often hitting more sensitive moments that match the emotive blowing of Webster nicely. The recording quality is great – and captures Ben especially well on the ballads – and other players include Sam Jones or Richard Davis on bass, Philly Joe Jones on drums, plus Thad Jones on cornet on a few tracks. Titles include "Frog Legs", "Evol Deklaw Ni", "The Governor", and "Soulmates". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light aging.)

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✨✧ Eivind Aarset/Jan BangSnow Catches On Her Eyelashes ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An album with a really beautiful title – a reference to "My Favorite Things", perhaps – and one that's got a sound that's equally beautiful to match – very different than some of the noisier music we've heard from Eivind Aarset in the past! Yet as with all his other great records, there's a real sense of abstraction here – as Eivind plays guitar, bass, and adds in plenty of electronics – next to work from Jan Bang on a range of samples, programs, and editing – a sense of sound that's layered, sometimes densely, but never darkly – almost taking us back to EG Records territory right at the end of the 70s. The set features a few guests along the way – Nils Petter Molvaer plays trumpet on one track – but most tunes are quite spare, and very lovely. Titles include "Before The Wedding", "Two Days In June", "Purplebright", "Asphalt Lake", "Monochrome", and "Night Spell". CD
Also available Snow Catches On Her Eyelashes ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Rymden (Bugge Wesseltoft/Dan Berglund/Magnus Ostrum)Space Sailors ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very cool work from this hip Norwegian trio – a group that maybe returns keyboardist Bugge Wesseltoft to some of the more rhythmic modes that made us first fall in love with his music! The setup here is familiar – piano, bass, and drums – but there's lots of surprises along the way – as Bugge mixes in Fender Rhodes, moog, and celeste, plus a bit of electronics with his piano – and bassist Dan Berglund handles more electronics too. Drummer Magnus Ostrum's not one to be left out, so he adds in some too – while also working with more acoustic percussion – and the tunes have a quality that's nicely rhythmic, but still with some of the open approaches to melody that Wesseltoft gave us in his more ambient work. CD

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✨✧ Beady BelleSongs From A Decade – The Best Of Beady Belle (3 CD set) ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A stunning collection – one that features all the best bits of this group that we totally love – plus a bonus live set too! Beady Belle are wonderful – a Scandinavian group, but one who've gotten plenty of play over here in the underground soul set for years – thanks to this universal groove in their music, and completely sublime lyrics and vocals from lead singer Beate Lech – an artist we'd rank right up there with one of the best soul singers on either side of the Atlantic! The first 2CDs in the set focus on the standout tracks from the group's all-great albums on the Jazzland label – titles that include "Skin Deep", "Turn Back Time", "Apron Strings", "Saved", "Diamond In The Rough", "Runaway Mind", "Shadow", "Intermission Music", "When My Anger Starts To Cry", "Half Truth", "Big Balloon", and "Touch Of Paradise". Then, CD3 features a live set from Oslo in 2013 – with titles that include "My Name On The World", "Closer", "Shadow", "Skin Deep", "Come Home", and "Every Moment". CD

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✨✧ Beady BelleCewbeagappic ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2003. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Stunning – simply stunning! This new album by Scandinavian group Beady Belle is the first to really unlock their full potential – and offers a haunting blend of jazz, electronics, and other elements that make for a record beyond description. Beady has a style that's impossible to peg right away – but one listen to this set, and you'll be pulled into a strange world of sound, one that will restore your faith in modern music! Lyrics are in English, and titles include "Hindsight", "Big Balloon", "One & Only", "Shadow", "On The Ground", "April Fool", "Bella", and "Wounded Pride". CD

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✨✧ Joe HarriottSouthern Horizons ... LP
Jazzland/Down At Dawn (Italy), 1960. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Excellent! This record is one of the lost chapters in the career of the great British alto player Joe Harriott. The session was recorded before Joe's experimental "Abstract" release, and way before his "Indo Jazz Fusions" experiments – but it's still an excellent session of off-kilter bop that shows what a keen talent Joe was on the alto. He's playing here in the company of the great Shake Keane on trumpet – another fellow West Indian expatriate who was living in London – along with Coleridge Goode on bass, Harry South on piano, and Bobby Orr on drums – plus some bonus from Frank Holder on a few tracks, which sound mighty nice. The session was probably released in the UK, but this US issue is the only time we ever seem to see it – and it's not a record that shows up often. Tracks include "Liggin", "Caravan", "Senor Blues", "Count Twelve", and "Southern Horizons". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hakon KornstadOut Of The Loop ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
They might have gotten the title wrong, as the loop is very much a part of this record – particularly a loop pedal that saxophonist Hakon Kornstad uses to really flesh out the sound of this beautiful solo album! The set was recorded during lockdown in 2020, but it's one of the warmer, more evocative records we've heard from that time – still filled with all the subtle charm of Hakon's work on tenor – as well as flute, flutonet, and sansula – sometimes given a gentle flow and inherent sense of rhythm by the loop pedal, but never in a way that feels like a gimmick at all, or which gets in the way of the jazz textures of Hakon's work! There's some especially beautiful moments here on tenor – and the whole thing was recorded in a church in Oslo, which gives the acoustics of the record a really beautiful quality. Titles include "Bremen", "Strut", "Waking Arp", "Nakai", and "A Movie That Never Was". CD

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✨✧ Hildegunn OisethManana ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Trumpeter Hildegunn Oiseth also plays a bit of goat horn on this record – and that horn really seems to inform the way she phrases her lines on the more conventional instrument! Hildegunn has a sense of phrasing that's very different than most – nicely compressed notes that come out gently and warmly, almost with the spaciousness of a flugelhorn, but more close-in and personal – and balanced with equally warm yet spacious contributions from Espen Berg on piano, Magne Thormondsaeter on bass, and Per Oddver Johansen on drums. There's a beautiful sense of texture to the album throughout – maybe a sound that's in the ECM mode, but a lot warmer and more human – on titles that include "Whatever", "Safe Mode", "Now Now", "Lost & Found", "Keep Walking", and "Furusang". CD

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✨✧ Eivind AarsetIE ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2016. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the most dynamic records we've ever heard from Eivind Aarset – a set that's got all the offbeat electronics of his other albums, but which sometimes comes across with a lot more drive and direct power overall! Some points almost have a full-on fusion feel – with drums that propel the other instrumentation, and create a lot more structure in the sound – while other moments continue the more abstract level of Aarset's electronic explorations, but sometimes with a bit more warmth overall – thanks in part to some occasional added horns and other elements – plus compelling non-electric sounds on logdrum, tympani, prepared piano, and glockenspiel. There's a tiny bit of vocals on the record, but most of the set is instrumental – and shifts between some guitar lines from Eivind, and the wider sonic palette. Titles include "Rask", "Hidden/Feral", "One & The Same", "Through Clogged Streets Passed Rotten Buildings", "Return To Her Home", and "They'll Be Asked Nothing". CD
 
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John Jenkins, Clifford Jordan, & Bobby TimmonsJenkins, Jordan, & Timmons ... CD
Prestige/New Jazz/OJC, 1957. Used ... $12.99
About as hip as you can get for a hardbop session – a real cooker from the left end of the spectrum, filled with great work from all three players in the title! The pairing of Clifford Jordan's tenor and John Jenkins' alto is especially nice – as Jordan seems to bring out a bit of a deeper groove than Jenkins' gets on other records. And we're always big fans of Bobby Timmons' work on piano in just about any group setting – and here he's working with unique rhythm backing by Wilbur Ware on bass and Dannie Richmond on drums – making a rare non-Mingus appearance on the set!. The tracks are long, but extremely tight – in the manner that you'd expect from some of those modernist soul jazz sets on Riverside/Jazzland, particularly the work of Johnny Griffin and Wilbur Ware – with titles that include "Cliff's Edge", "Tenderly", "Princess", and "Soft Talk". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ben WebsterSee You At The Fair ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Very Good Gatefold ... $34.99
A great little album from Ben Webster – perhaps not his most sophisticated, jazz-wise, but done up in a cool cover that has him standing in front of the steel globe at the 1964 World's Fair in New York. The music on the disc has a similar optimistic approach – as Ben solos lightly over rhythms by either Hank Jones or Roger Kellaway on piano (and a bit of harpsichord), plus bass and drums backing by Richard Davis and Osie Johnson. The album's got a great rolling soul jazz number called "See You At The Fair", and a very odd crashing harpsichord number called "Lullaby Of Jazzland" – plus the tunes "Fall Of Love", "While We're Dancing", and "Our Love Is Here To Stay". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange & black label A-65 pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover is nice, with just a small center split on the bottom seam.)
 
 
 



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