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✨✧ Ornette ColemanBeauty Is A Rare Thing – Complete Atlantic recordings (6CD set) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Early 60s. Used 6 CD + Book ... $34.99
We'll be honest with you – we love this stuff! Sure, Ornette made some great recordings for a number of other labels – but as a whole, his Atlantic stuff is some of the greatest modern jazz ever recorded, and no other period of an artist is more worth collecting and having in a complete format than this one! The package is unbelievably thorough – and includes not only all the tracks from classic albums like Change Of The Century, This Is Our Music, Free Jazz, Shape Of Jazz To Come, Ornette!, Ornette On Tenor, The Art Of The Improvisors and Twins – but also 6 previously unreleased tracks, and rare material like Ornette's Japanese-only LP To Whom Who Keeps A Record plus 2 selections from Gunther Schuller's Jazz Abstractions featuring Ornette! There's 6CDs in all – packaged in a great case with a well annotated booklet. Titles include "Proof Readers", "Revolving Doors", "Joy Of A Toy", "Cross Breeding", "Variants On A Theme Of Thelonious Monk", "Eos", "Focus On Sanity", "Una Muy Bonita", "Lomely Woman", "Little Symphony", "The Circle With The Hole In The Middle", "Beauty Is A Rare Thing", "Folk Tale", "The Face Of The Bass", "Brings Goodness", "Rise & Shine", and lots and lots more! CD
(Out of print, slipcover has a light stain on the bottom spine, nothing major.)

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Ornette ColemanBest Of Ornette Coleman ... LP
Atlantic, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
It's hard to even begin to hint at Ornette's greatness on Atlantic – but this set does a pretty darn nice job! Tracks are all from the years 1959 to 1961, and perfectly rhythmic, in that modal mode of the classic years. Titles include "Una Muy Bonita", "Lonely Woman", "Ramblin", "C&D", and "Blues Connotation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing. Cover has light wear and peeling.)

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Ornette ColemanBest Of Ornette Coleman – The Blue Note Years ... CD
Blue Note, 1960s. Used ... $6.99
Ornette Coleman with Charlie Haden, David Izenzon, Jimmy Garrison, Scotty Holt,Billy Higgins, Charles Moffett, Denardo Coleman, Elvin Jones, LaMont Johnson & Dewey Redman. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Ornette ColemanChange Of The Century – The Complete Session ... CD
Atlantic/American Jazz Classics (Spain), Early 60s. Used ... $8.99
Essential stuff! This is one of Ornette Coleman's greatest albums – and it was recorded during a period when he just couldn't miss! The group features Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – working here with a lively dancing sound on the kit, one that works perfectly for Ornette's jaunty compositions. The chopped-up modal groove is in full effect here – making the record a treasure trove of angular, highly rhythmic numbers that are easily some of Coleman's best-remembered tunes! Titles include the classics "Ramblin" and "Una Muy Bonita" – performed in original early versions – plus "Free", "The Face Of The Bass", "Bird Food", and "Change Of The Century". CD

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Ornette ColemanEvening With Ornette Coleman Part 2 (180 gram transparent vinyl pressing) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
ORG, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
One of the most striking Ornette Coleman albums of the 60s – a set that came together because of an odd regulation, but which also resulted in some really wonderful music as well! The record documents a 1965 London concert by Ornette – but, in order to get a visa to visit the UK, Coleman had to come across as a "serious musician" – so on Part 1, he works with a very cool wind quartet that features added flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon! This set features the second half of the performance – a trio performance with Ornette on alto, but also some trumpet and some really amazing violin – next to Charles Moffett on percussion and David Izenzon on double bass. Titles include "Falling Stars", "Silence", "Ballad", "Happy Fool", and "Doughnuts". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 2000 copies – on 180 gram transparent vinyl!)

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Ornette ColemanKen Burns Jazz ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Late 50s/1960s/Mid 70s. Used ... $2.99
Ornette Coleman joined by Don Cherry, Bobby Bradford, Freddie Hubbard, Eric Dolphy, Dewey Redman, Walter Norris, Charles Ellerbee, Bern Nix, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Charlie Haden, David Izenzon, Scott LaFaro, Don Payne, Ed Blackwell, Billy Higgins, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Charles Moffett & the London Symphony Orchestra. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Ornette ColemanOrnette On Tenor ... CD
Atlantic, 1962. Used ... $4.99
An early standout set from Ornette Coleman – and a record that features him blowing on tenor, instead of his usual alto – as you might guess from the title! In a way, Ornette's playing on tenor is almost freer than his alto work – a bit more open-ended and exploratory, stretching out strongly – yet still also hitting that great rhythmic groove that made his Atlantic albums so great – thanks to rhythm from Jimmy Garrison on bass and Ed Blackwell on drums. Don Cherry's in the group on pocket trumpet, and the tunes are as provocative as their titles – which include "Ecars", "Enfant", "Mapa", and "Cross Breeding". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanShape Of Jazz To Come ... CD
Atlantic, 1959. Used ... $4.99
An album that certainly lives up to the promise of its title – as it's filled with amazing instrumentation, groundbreaking compositions, and a sound in jazz that few ears could imagine at the time! The groove here is extremely modal – all instruments rolling along on the same rhythmic pulse, with drums, bass, trumpet, and alto sax incredibly intertwined! Ornette's really got an edge on his instrument – cutting even more deeply here than the clipped, punctuated cornet work of Don Cherry – and the rhythm team of Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins are simply amazing – not just keeping up with the energy of Ornette, but also really helping facilitate it as well! Titles include the haunting "Lonely Woman", plus "Peace", "Chronology", and "Focus on Sanity". CD

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Ornette ColemanSound Museum – Three Women ... CD
Harmolodic/Verve, 1996. Used ... $9.99
Features Geri Allen on piano, Charnett Moffett on bass, and Denardo Coleman on drums – and Ornette plays alto, trumpet, and violin! CD
(Out of print.)

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Rahsaan Roland Kirk & Al Hibbler/Ornette ColemanMeeting Of The Times/Ornette! ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1961/1972. Used ... $9.99
Certainly one of the strangest 2-fer CDs we've ever seen! The release pairs one of Rashaan Roland Kirk's later albums for Atlantic with a classic release by Ornette – and both of the records are quite different from each other. The Ornette's worth the price of the CD alone – as it features some of his best Atlantic work, recorded in a firey session with Don Cherry, Ed Blackwell, and the great bassist Scott LaFaro! Titles on that one are very long – and include "RPDD", "C & D", and "WRU". The Kirk album isn't nearly as memorable – and features Rashaan backing up vocalist Al Hibbler in a set of mellow Ellingtonian jazz vocal tracks. Titles on that one include "Dream", "Daybreak", and "Carney & Begarnd Place". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanComplete Science Fiction Sessions (including Broken Shadows – plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1972. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Ornette Coleman's best recordings from the 70s – and like his other album for Columbia, quite a change from the freewheeling sounds he was blowing over at Blue Note! The style here is a bit more high concept, but in a good way – with all the edges that Coleman had developed from the late 50s onward, brought into tighter focus for the Columbia setting – given a bit more complexity, although still with plenty of room for freedom – and played both with a smaller combo, and a slightly larger group. The mix of players is as striking as the sounds on the record – and includes Coleman on alto, trumpet, and violin – plus Dewey Redman on tenor, Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Bobby Bradford on trumpet, Jim Hall on guitar, Cedar Walton on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins and Ed Blackwell on drums. Asha Pulthi sings a bit on the larger ensemble tracks – making a rare appearance here before her 70s soul career in Germany – and titles include "What Reason Could I Give", "Street Woman", "The Jungle Is A Skycraper", and "All My Life". 2CD set also features all the material from the Broken Shadows album as well – plus 3 previously unissued bonus tracks. Other titles include "Happy House", "Elizabeth", "Good Girl Blues", "Broken Shadows", "Rubber Gloves", and "Written Word". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanFriends and Neighbors - Ornette Live At Prince Street ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1970. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most compelling albums we've ever heard from Ornette Coleman – and a set that's very different than some of his other work for different labels – particularly his better-known material for Blue Note and Atlantic! The album's got a righteous feel that's right up there in the best spirit of the Flying Dutchman label of the early 70s – a mode that's still on the far reaches of avant jazz that Ornette explored on earlier sessions – but which also has a warmer, almost more spiritual quality at times too. The core group features legendary partners Charlie Haden on bass, Dewey Redman on tenor, and Ed Blackwell on drums – but part of the record features an unnamed group of "Friends & Neighbors", who join in on the title cut with this collaborative spirit that really sets the tone for the whole record. Coleman plays trumpet and violin in addition to his usual alto sax – and titles include the mindblowing two part "Friends & Neighbors", plus "Let's Play", "Long Time No See", "Forgotten Songs", and "Tomorrow". CD

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanOrnette Coleman Trio At The Golden Circle Vol 1 ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Important mid 60s work from Ornette – and one of the few recordings of this format to see larger release at the time! The set captures Ornette in a much freer style than heard on his Atlantic recordings from a few years before – paying alto, violin, and trumpet, in a trio with David Izenzon on bass and Charles Moffett on drums. Tracks are long and unbridled – with less of the rhythmic changes that you'd hear in work by the classic quartet, and more of a full-on fierce soloing mode. Titles include "Faces & Places", "Dee Dee", and "Dawn". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s white b label pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanOrnette Coleman Trio At The Golden Circle Vol 2 ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Important mid 60s work from Ornette – and one of the few recordings of this format to see larger release at the time! The set captures Ornette in a much freer style than heard on his Atlantic recordings from a few years before – paying alto, violin, and trumpet, in a trio with David Izenzon on bass and Charles Moffett on drums. Tracks are long and unbridled – with less of the rhythmic changes that you'd hear in work by the classic quartet, and more of a full-on fierce soloing mode. Titles include "Snowflakes & Sunshine", "Morning Song", "The Riddle", and "Antiques". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Liberty/UA pressing. Cover has light discoloration due to age.)

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanOrnette! ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning session by Ornette, and one that always seems to get overlooked in discussions of his albums for Atlantic! His quartet here features the amazing Scott LaFaro on bass, and a young Ed Blackwell on drums – both of whom give the tracks an amazing pulse that brings new energy out of Ornette and Don Cherry's solos – working in a modal groove that's as catchy as it is modern! All tracks are named after initials of titles of books by Sigmund Freud, including "T & T" (Totem & Taboo), "C&D"(Civilization and Discontent), "W.R.U.", and "R.P.D.D.". CD also features the bonus track "Proof Readers"! CD
(Punch through barcode, back cover of booklet has a gold promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanSkies Of America ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant large ensemble work from Ornette Coleman – ambitious material recorded with full orchestra, in a haunting sound that's light years from any of his smaller group recordings of the 60s and 70s! There's an incredible feel to the strings used here – played by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Measham – all tied up and dark, with swirling sounds that run up beautifully from the bottom, then take off to the skies promised in the title – opening the door for Ornette to come in and solo freely over the top – in a magical mix that easily makes the record a standout in his long and mighty career! Harmolodic theory is definitely a part of Coleman's conception here – but in very different ways than his quartet or quintet recordings. Tracks include "The Men Who Live In The White House", "Sunday In America", "Dreams", "Native Americans", "Silver Screen", and "The Artist In America". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice 70s pressing.)

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanFree Jazz ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The title gets it right – as the album's easily the closest thing to free jazz that Ornette Coleman ever recorded – an album-length improvisation played by a "double quartet" that's overflowing with classic players! The style here is a fair bit like John Coltrane's Ascension album for Impulse – and like that one, the session features Ornette and his contemporaries really stretching out – blowing like never heard before on record, and working in a highly unstructured setting! Other players include Eric Dolphy on bass clarinet, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, and Scott LaFaro on bass – alongside regular group members Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Charlie Haden on bass, and both Ed Blackwell and Billy Higgins on drums. One long track – just titled "Free Jazz"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label stereo pressing in the die-cut cover. Cover has discoloration from age, some surface wear, some fraying at the edge of the die-cut, and a bit of gloss peel and some smudges on back.)

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanOrnette Coleman Trio At The Golden Circle Vol 1 (non-RVG pressing) ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
Important mid 60s work from Ornette – and one of the few recordings of this format to see larger release at the time! The set captures Ornette in a much freer style than heard on his Atlantic recordings from a few years before – paying alto, violin, and trumpet, in a trio with David Izenzon on bass and Charles Moffett on drums. Tracks are long and unbridled – with less of the rhythmic changes that you'd hear in work by the classic quartet, and more of a full-on fierce soloing mode. Titles include "Faces & Places", "Dee Dee", and "Dawn" – and the CD features the previously unissued "Doughnuts", plus alternate takes of "Faces & Places" and "European Echoes". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanShape Of Jazz To Come ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An album that certainly lives up to the promise of its title – as it's filled with amazing instrumentation, groundbreaking compositions, and a sound in jazz that few ears could imagine at the time! The groove here is extremely modal – all instruments rolling along on the same rhythmic pulse, with drums, bass, trumpet, and alto sax incredibly intertwined! Ornette's really got an edge on his instrument – cutting even more deeply here than the clipped, punctuated cornet work of Don Cherry – and the rhythm team of Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins are simply amazing – not just keeping up with the energy of Ornette, but also really helping facilitate it as well! Titles include the haunting "Lonely Woman", plus "Peace", "Chronology", and "Focus on Sanity". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue and green label 60s pressing, with AT etch. Cover has light aging near the opening, but this is a great copy overall!)
Also available Shape Of Jazz To Come ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanShape Of Jazz To Come (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An album that certainly lives up to the promise of its title – as it's filled with amazing instrumentation, groundbreaking compositions, and a sound in jazz that few ears could imagine at the time! The groove here is extremely modal – all instruments rolling along on the same rhythmic pulse, with drums, bass, trumpet, and alto sax incredibly intertwined! Ornette's really got an edge on his instrument – cutting even more deeply here than the clipped, punctuated cornet work of Don Cherry – and the rhythm team of Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins are simply amazing – not just keeping up with the energy of Ornette, but also really helping facilitate it as well! Titles include the haunting "Lonely Woman", plus "Peace", "Chronology", and "Focus on Sanity". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Shape Of Jazz To Come ... CD 4.99

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Joachim KuhnMelodic Ornette Coleman – Piano Works 13 (180 gram pressing – with bonus track & download) ... LP
Act (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 29.99
One of the best albums we've heard from pianist Joachim Kuhn in years – a really thoughtful solo piano take on the music of Ornette Coleman – and one that definitely lives up to the "melodic" promise of the title! Kuhn's never totally straight ahead – and lord knows, Ornette never was either – but he approaches the songs here in this really beautiful way, by unlocking melodies and more sensitive moments that are sometimes lost in more iconic performances – many of which never included any piano at all in the instrumentation. Joachim's got all the edges of early years, but the slight current of sentiment is really a revelation – for both him and Ornette as well – on titles that include "Songworld", "Physical Chemistry", "Tears That Cry", "Somewhere", "She & He Is Who Fenn Love", "Love Is Not Generous Sex Belongs To Woman", "Food Stamps On The Moon", and "Immoriscible Most Capable Of Being". Also features a bonus track – the Kuhn composition "Dedication To Ornette/The End Of The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Melodic Ornette Coleman – Piano Works 13 (with bonus track) ... CD 12.99

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Joachim KuhnMelodic Ornette Coleman – Piano Works 13 (with bonus track) ... CD
Act (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 23.99
One of the best albums we've heard from pianist Joachim Kuhn in years – a really thoughtful solo piano take on the music of Ornette Coleman – and one that definitely lives up to the "melodic" promise of the title! Kuhn's never totally straight ahead – and lord knows, Ornette never was either – but he approaches the songs here in this really beautiful way, by unlocking melodies and more sensitive moments that are sometimes lost in more iconic performances – many of which never included any piano at all in the instrumentation. Joachim's got all the edges of early years, but the slight current of sentiment is really a revelation – for both him and Ornette as well – on titles that include "Songworld", "Physical Chemistry", "Tears That Cry", "Somewhere", "She & He Is Who Fenn Love", "Love Is Not Generous Sex Belongs To Woman", "Food Stamps On The Moon", and "Immoriscible Most Capable Of Being". CD features a bonus track – the Kuhn composition "Dedication To Ornette/The End Of The World". CD
Also available Melodic Ornette Coleman – Piano Works 13 (180 gram pressing – with bonus track & download) ... LP 14.99

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SF Jazz CollectiveLive At The SF Jazz Center 2017 – Original Compositions & The Music Of Ornette Coleman, Stevie Wonder, & Thelonious Monk (2CD/DVD) ... CD
SF Jazz, 2017. New Copy 2CD & DVD ... $24.99 35.00
A great showcase for the endless talents of the San Francisco Jazz Collective – as the set features some stunning original material, balanced with classics from Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk, and Stevie Wonder – all served up here in a beautiful extended performance! As always, the group are really brilliant with color – with this special quality that really sets them apart from so many other all-star groups, and which always seems to give their performances such a strongly unified vibe. Players include David Sanchez on tenor, Miguel Zenon on alto, Warren Wolf on vibes, Robin Eubanks on trombone, Sean Jones on trumpet, Edward Simon on piano, Matt Penman on bass, and Obed Calvaire on drums – and titles include the originals "Off Kilter", "Perseverance", "Tune For June", "Tidal Flow", "Venezuela Unida", and "Give The Drummer Some" – plus versions of "Creepin", "When Will The Blues Leave", "School Work", "Una Muy Bonita", "Reflections", "Criss Cross", and "Sir Duke". Includes a bonus DVD – four songs from a Music Of Miles Davis performance! CD
(Limited numbered edition of 5000 copies!)
 
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✨✧ Paul BleyPaul Bley With Gary Peacock ... LP
ECM (Germany), 1963/1968. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A 70s ECM album from Paul Bley, but one that features work from much earlier years – one session recorded in 1963, the other from 1968 – both done with Gary Peacock on bass, and either Billy Elgart or Paul Motian on drums! These early sides from Bley are quite interesting examples of his growth – because at times, they still echo some of the more conventional changes and rhythms of other jazz pianists – but also point the way towards a much more freely melodic use of the keyboard. Only one track here is a familiar standard – Jerome Kern's "Long Ago & Far Away" – and others are originals by Bley, Annette Peacock, and Ornette Coleman – with titles that include "Blues", "Getting Started", "When Will The Blues Leave", "Gary", "Moor", and "Big Foot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice early German pressing. Cover has some light ringwear, and is unglued on the top seam.)

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Peter Brotzmann14 Love Poems – Dedicated To Kenneth Patchen (180 gram pressing) ... LP
FMP/Cien Fuegos (Austria), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
One of the most beautiful albums ever recorded by saxophone genius Peter Brotzmann – and maybe his first album of ballad material too! As the title implies, the work is Brotzmann's answer to the poetry of Kenneth Patchen – and there's certainly a poetic quality to the way that Peter lays down his improvised performances – at a level that's subtle, sensitive, and which really seems to be opening up the way for a whole new generation of free jazz expression on the European scene – much as the Brotzmann recordings of the late 60s opened a path for the first! Every track features a different reed instrument – and apart from a reading of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman", all the other tracks are originals by Brotzmann – played on a tenor sax mouthpiece, tarogato, bass clarinet, alto, baritone, e flat clarinet, and tenor. LP, Vinyl record album

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Don CherryCherry Jam ... CD
Gearbox, 1965. New Copy ... On March 26, 2021
Never-issued work from Don Cherry – and a really key piece of the puzzle in the career of this legendary trumpeter! The recordings were done for Swedish Radio, with great fidelity – more than just live tracks captured in a club, and instead some really thoughtful material that marks an early pairing of Cherry's talents with the Swedish scene that he would soon call home! Don plays cornet, and the music is maybe a bit inside compared to some of his later Swedish experiments – but still pretty amazing, and a great bridge from his work with Ornette Coleman and Sonny Rollins. Players include Mogens Bollerup on tenor, Atli Bjorn on piano, Benny Nielsen on bass, and Simon Koppel on drums – and titles include the Cherry originals "Priceless", "Nigeria", and "The Ambassador From Greenland" – plus a reading of "You Took Advantage Of Me". CD
Also available Cherry Jam ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ Don CherryCherry Jam ... LP
Gearbox, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
Never-issued work from Don Cherry – and a really key piece of the puzzle in the career of this legendary trumpeter! The recordings were done for Swedish Radio, with great fidelity – more than just live tracks captured in a club, and instead some really thoughtful material that marks an early pairing of Cherry's talents with the Swedish scene that he would soon call home! Don plays cornet, and the music is maybe a bit inside compared to some of his later Swedish experiments – but still pretty amazing, and a great bridge from his work with Ornette Coleman and Sonny Rollins. Players include Mogens Bollerup on tenor, Atli Bjorn on piano, Benny Nielsen on bass, and Simon Koppel on drums – and titles include the Cherry originals "Priceless", "Nigeria", and "The Ambassador From Greenland" – plus a reading of "You Took Advantage Of Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive.)

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✨✧ Don Cherry & Ed BlackwellEl Corazon ... LP
ECM, 1982. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A really great album from these two giants of the Ornette Coleman generation – and one that also shows just how much space both musicians had traversed since the 60s! Don Cherry plays his familiar pocket trumpet in the lead, but also brings in piano, melodica, organ, and doussn gouni – creating this beautiful sonic palette next to the very creative work on drums and percussion from Blackwell! Both musicians improvise in rhythm-driven modes that seem to have their roots in Ornette's original quartet with the pair – but there's also open ears to a globe's worth of instrumental elements, and decades of new sound shapes as well. Fantastic throughout – with titles that include "Mutron/Bemsha Swing/Solidarity/Arabian Nightingale", Roland Alphonso", "Street Dancing", "Makondi", and "Near In". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and Digital Recording sticker.)

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✨✧ IPALorena ... CD
Bolage (Norway), 2009. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
Brilliant work from IPA – a Norwegian combo that grabs us right from the very first note of this set! There's a palpable sense of energy between the players – the kind of cohesion amidst individual expression that you'd find in Ornette Coleman's group from the early days – an aesthetic that has each part of the lineup standing out strongly on its own, yet working together as a whole with a wonderfully fresh sound! Rhythm is strongly at the core of most numbers – again, almost with an Ornette-inspired sound – but taken decades ahead in jazz expression – beautifully balancing free expression with a unified musical vision from players Atle Nymo on saxes, Magnus Broo on trumpet, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass, and Hakon Mjaset Johansen on drums. Titles include "Ting", "Mossabacken", "Nr 2", "City", "Oslo", and "Lorena". CD

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Ronald Shannon JacksonTexas ... LP
Caravan Of Dreams, 1988. Near Mint- ... $8.99
A classic set of 80s work from drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson – issued on Ornette Coleman's label! The group here is a lineup of the Decoding Society that features twin guitars from Cary Denigris and Masujaa Hugh Riley, plus soprano and tenor from a young Zane Massey, bass from John Moody, and soprano, alto, and flute from Eric Person – all produced by Bill Laswell too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the original shrink with hype sticker.)

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Juju (Oneness of Juju)Live At 131 Prince Street ... CD
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1973. New Copy ... On March 12, 2021
A much-needed slice of work from Juju – the group who later transformed into spiritual funk ensemble Oneness Of Juju! Juju only recorded two full albums in the early 70s, so this unissued live set is a key addition to their catalog – and the whole thing's got this bold quality that's much more jazz-based, and often more avant than the group's later work – more in line with work in the tradition of the AACM, or some of the earliest loft jazz talents. No surprise, the set was recorded at Ornette Coleman's space on the lower east side in the early 70s – with the mighty Plunky Nakbinde on saxes and flute, sounding a lot more searing than any of his records from the 80s onward – plus Babatunde on percussion, Lon Moshe on vibes and flute, and Al-Hammel Rasul on keyboards. There's a bit of vocalizations, and lots of percussion from group members too – and the sound is very spiritual, with touches of more percussive Afro-centric playing. Includes a great version of Eddie Palmieri's "Azucar Para Ti", plus "At Least We Have A Horizon Now", and "Live Mozambique". CD

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Juju (Oneness of Juju)Live At 131 Prince Street ... LP
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1973. New Copy ... On March 12, 2021
A much-needed slice of work from Juju – the group who later transformed into spiritual funk ensemble Oneness Of Juju! Juju only recorded two full albums in the early 70s, so this unissued live set is a key addition to their catalog – and the whole thing's got this bold quality that's much more jazz-based, and often more avant than the group's later work – more in line with work in the tradition of the AACM, or some of the earliest loft jazz talents. No surprise, the set was recorded at Ornette Coleman's space on the lower east side in the early 70s – with the mighty Plunky Nakbinde on saxes and flute, sounding a lot more searing than any of his records from the 80s onward – plus Babatunde on percussion, Lon Moshe on vibes and flute, and Al-Hammel Rasul on keyboards. There's a bit of vocalizations, and lots of percussion from group members too – and the sound is very spiritual, with touches of more percussive Afro-centric playing. Includes a great version of Eddie Palmieri's "Azucar Para Ti", plus "At Least We Have A Horizon Now", and "Live Mozambique". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bernie McGann1966 – Archive Series Vol 1 ... LP
Sarang Bang (New Zealand), 1966. New Copy ... About April 1, 2021
A beautiful set from the Australian jazz underground of the 60s – two never-heard live recordings by the group of altoist Bernie McGann – a player who was one of the strongest modernists working down under at the time! Bernie's got this open, soaring tone on his horn that's really wonderful – as sharp-edged as Ornette Coleman or Joe Harriott, but much more spiritual overall – set here to mostly modal rhythms, and served up with stunning trumpet work from Kim Paterson – another overlooked player from the time! Side one features a live recording from Sydney in 1966 – all original tracks, all long and very open – titled "Lazy Days", "Chuggin", and "Sky". And side two features another 1966 performance, but without piano, in a way that's even more open and freewheeling – with the trumpet and alto really taking off on a 13 minute version of Ornette Coleman's "When Will The Blues Leave" and a 9 minute take on "Rhythm A Ning". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – heavy vinyl and cover, and with a bonus insert of notes too!)

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Jonathan OrlandSomething Joyful ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2021. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
There's definitely something joyful going on here – a rich fountain of expression from alto saxophonist Jonathan Orland – a player who can have modern edges one moment, and more soulful currents the next! Jonathan's horn is often sharp at times, especially in the way he changes with the rhythms – almost as if he's borrowed inspiration from Ornette Coleman, but managed to make things swing in a more conventional mode – which is easy to do with the great piano work of Olivier Hutman on the date, a player who seems to match Orland's energy with every note. The rest of the group features Yoni Zelnik on bass and Ariel Tessier on drums – and titles include "Night In Zhuhai", "Oops", "Buduh", "Petit Ballon", "Something Joyful", and "Owls". CD

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SF Jazz CollectiveSF Jazz Collective 10 – 10th Anniversary Best Of Live At The SF Jazz Center 2013 ... CD
SF Jazz, 2013. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A great celebration of the first decade of this legendary jazz group – one that showcases compositions from some of its key members, mixed with original arrangements of music by John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Ornette Coleman, and Stevie Wonder! The octet is rock-solid throughout – a fantastically well-hewn group, with no ego getting in the way at all, even though a group like this could certainly boast plenty – given that the lineup includes David Sanchez on tenor, Miguel Zenon on alto, Avishai Cohen on trumpet, Robin Eubanks on trombone, Warren Wolf on vibes, and Edward Simon on piano. Titles include "Union", "Visions", "Moment's Notice", "And What If I Don't", "Alcatraz", "More Than Meets The Ear", and "Frosted Evils". CD

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Vienna Art OrchestraFrom No Time To Rag Time ... LP
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1982. Near Mint- 2LP Box Set ... $14.99
Features variations on songs by Charles Mingus, Hans Koller, Anthony Braxton, Ornette Coleman, and Roswell Rudd – and players include Harry Sokal on tenor and soprano, Wolfgang Puscnig on alto and bass clarinet, Woody Schabata on vibes, Karl Fian on trumpet, and Herbert Joos on double trumpet and flugelhorn – plus Lauren Newton on voice, all led by Mathias Ruegg. LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing postcards.)

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Ellen Andrea WangCloseness ... CD
Ropeadope, 2020. Used ... $9.99
Compelling vocal work from Ellen Andrea Wang – a singer who also plays acoustic bass alongside her lyrics. Closeness finds her working with a small group – appropriate given the title – and features Rob Luft on guitar plus Jon Falt on drums and percussion. Tracks include "Erasmus", "Strange Flower", "Waiting For Ellinor", "Wayfaring Stranger", "This Is Not America", and a reading of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman". CD

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Nate WooleyKNKNIGHGH – Minimal Poetry For Aram Saroyan ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2017. New Copy ... $10.99
A record that comes on with the frenzy of an Ornette Coleman Quartet session – and one with a very similar lineup too – given that Nate Wooley is on trumpet, Chris Pitsiokos is on alto, Brandon Lopez is on bass, and Dre Hocevar is on drums! Yet the sound is freer, and bolder too – as the instruments flurry together in clusters, then burst out into incredible sonic territory as the set moves on – with moments that include Wooley blowing fast and tuneful with a mute, like some speed freak Miles Davis – or hitting these popping, punctuated sounds that are really unusual. The record's one that really keeps us on the edge of our seats – and furthers the sense of surprise that can make real jazz improvisation so special! CD

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Omri Ziegele with Han Bennink & Christian WeberAll Those Yesterdays ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2020. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Omri Ziegele plays alto sax here with all these wonderfully evocative elements – twists, turns, and sharp angles that flow effortlessly from his horn – sometimes giving it the depth of a tenor, but also with the sharpness and occasional exotic qualities of a lighter reed instrument – a quality that really sets him apart from the pack! There's one tune here dedicated to Ornette Coleman – and although Ziegele doesn't have any of Ornette's rhythmic conceptions, his tone might be somewhere in the same territory – but definitely set up differently here with the bass of Christian Weber and drums of Han Bennink – the last of whom blows us away all over again in a few spots! Titles include "Donders Wonders", "Saw That Smile", "When The River Spoke", "Line For A Friend Of Mine", and "All Those Yesterdays". CD

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✨✧ VariousGreat Moments In Jazz (3LP Box Set) ... LP
Atlantic, 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... Just Sold Out!
Includes selections by Shorty Rogers, Jimmy Giuffre, Modern Jazz Quartet, Milt Jackson, Charles Mingus, Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Herbie Mann, Mel Torme, Carmen McRae, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, David Newman, Hank Crawford, Mose Allison, Eddie Harris, Yusef Lateef, Les McCann, Eddie Harris, Freddie Hubbard, Billy Cobham, Jean Luc Ponty, Manhattan Transfer, Passport, Gerald Albright, and Ahmad Jamal. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 80s issue. Includes the booklet. Contents are in great shape, but box has some light stains, discoloration from age, and a small tear in the top edge.)

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✨✧ VariousKickin Presents Flying Dutchman Pieces – DJ's Choice 1969 to 1976 ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Octave (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $29.99
A mighty sweet collection of grooves from the Flying Dutchman label – that early 70s hotbed of funk, soul, and spiritual jazz! The set features some of the best-remembered gems from the label – plus some nice surprises along the way – all spread out in a double-length set, with selections by Japanese DJ Daisuke Kuroda! There's some great interplay between vocal numbers and instrumentals – and Kuroda definitely picked some of the heaviest-hitting artists of the label, a number of whom appear here more than once. Titles include "Shape Your Mind To Die" and "Love Each Other" by Leon Thomas, "Beautiful Woman" and "A Chance For Peace" by Lonnie Liston Smith, "Gypsy Queen" by Count Basie, "When You Are Who You Are" and "The Needle's Eye" by Gil Scott Heron, "This Is The Me Me" and "Onsaya Joy" by Richard Groove Holmes, "Peace" and "Chains" by Black & Blues, "Nicole" by The Cyrkle, "Skull Session" by Oliver Nelson, "Friends & Neighbors" by Ornette Coleman, "Tite Rope" by Harold Alexander, "Heavy Soul Slinger" by Bernard Purdie, "Descarga" and "See Saw Affair" by Cesar 830, "Lady Day & John Coltrane" and "Home Is Where The Hatred Is" by Gil Scott Heron, "The Creator Has A Master Plan" and "Just In Time To See The Sun" by Leon Thomas, "Chains Of Love" by Esther Marrow, and "Mama Soul" by Harold Alexander. CD

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✨✧ Bobby BradfordLove's Dream (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Emanem (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal sounds from cornet player Bobby Bradford – a date recorded in the UK in the early 70s, but with all the free-thinking and imaginative energy as his best sessions in LA! The group pits Bobby's horn against three young modernists – Trevor Watts on alto and soprano sax, Kent Carter on bass, and John Stevens on drums – all working in these long-flowing, very rhythmic numbers that lie somewhere between Bradford's work with John Carter, and the early 60s sound of Ornette Coleman. The alto/cornet interplay is especially nice – very mesmerizing over the course of the album's very long tracks – and Watts turns out to be a great musical partner for Bobby. Titles include "Love's Dream", "Coming On", and "Roswita's Dance". CD features bonus tracks ""She", "HM Louis 1", and an alternate take of "Coming On". CD

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✨✧ Don CherryMu First Part/Mu Second Part ... CD
BYG/Fuel 2000, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Don Cherry really breaks out here on his classic Mu sessions from France – using the new freedoms of post-68 Paris to explore themes at a level that would set the tone for generations to come! The album's very spare, and very improvised – with Cherry on pocket trumpet, piano, and wooden flute – plus a bit of percussion too – alongside drummer Ed Blackwell, who's equally unbridled – showing a huge evolution since the time both he and Don spent in the group of Ornette Coleman! There's a few echoes of the global elements that Cherry would later embrace more strongly in the 70s – but the core energy here is mostly improvised jazz, handled at a level that really makes a lot better use of the freedom than some of Don's contemporaries. Titles include "Total Vibration", "Sun Of The East", "Brilliant Action", "Terrestrial Beings", "Bamboo Night", "The Mysticism Of My Sound", "Psycho Drama", "Smiling Faces Going Places", "Teo Teo Can", and "Dollar Brand/Spontaneous Composing/Exert Man On The Moon". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Don CherryMu Second Part ... LP
BYG/Actuel (France), 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Don Cherry really breaks out here on his classic Mu sessions from France – using the new freedoms of post-68 Paris to explore themes at a level that would set the tone for generations to come! The album's very spare, and very improvised – with Cherry on pocket trumpet, piano, and wooden flute – plus a bit of percussion too – alongside drummer Ed Blackwell, who's equally unbridled – showing a huge evolution since the time both he and Don spent in the group of Ornette Coleman! There's a few echoes of the global elements that Cherry would later embrace more strongly in the 70s – but the core energy here is mostly improvised jazz, handled at a level that really makes a lot better use of the freedom than some of Don's contemporaries. Titles on this second part include "Bamboo Night", "The Mysticism Of My Sound", "Psycho Drama", "Smiling Faces Going Places", "Teo Teo Can", and "Dollar Brand/Spontaneous Composing/Exert Man On The Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Don Cherry/Nana Vasconcelos/Collin WalcottCodona ... LP
ECM, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mellow but striking blend of world and jazz styles – featuring Walcott on a variety of Indian instruments, Cherry on trumpet, flute, Doussn'Gouni, and voice, and Vasconcelos on berimbau, cuica, and percussion. Titles include "Codona", "Mumakata", "New Light", and "Colemanwonder", a blending of Stevie Wonder and Ornette Coleman tunes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 80s Brazilian pressing.)

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✨✧ Alice ColtraneUniversal Consciousness (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Impulse/Verve, 1971. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Alice Coltrane's most adventurous albums – a beautiful blend of organ, harp, percussion, and strings – much of which are transcribed for the album by Ornette Coleman! The most haunting aspect of the album is Alice's work on organ – spare, jagged, with a nascent soulful quality that's quite different from her piano work on other Impulse albums. The strings provide a sheet of sound – a shimmering backdrop to support Alice's work on the keys – moving forward tentatively, but growing in energy as the album progresses through a host of Eastern spiritual influences. Alice is way past jazz at this point – moving towards the new level of consciousness hinted at in the title, growing majestically on tracks that include "Oh Allah", "Sita Ram", "Hare Krishna", "Universal Consciousness", and "The Ankh of Amen-Ra". CD
(Out of print, punch through domestic obi.)

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✨✧ John ColtraneAscension (Edition II) ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the freest, most exploratory albums ever recorded by John Coltrane – and a unique session done with an expanded group of some of the most important avant jazz players of his generation! The format here is similar to Ornette Coleman's Free Jazz album – in that the music is freely improvised, and spans the entire LP as a non-stop performance – one that has Coltrane in the lead, but which also features alto from Marion Brown and John Tchicai, tenor from Archie Shepp and Pharaoh Sanders, trumpet from Freddie Hubbard and Dewey Johnson – and core rhythms from McCoy Tyner on piano, drums from Elvin Jones, and double basses from Art Davis and Jimmy Garrison. The record set the format for larger improvisatory groups in years to come – but is still one of the best examples of the form! LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has light surface wear, some discoloration from age, and a spot of gloss separation at the spine.)

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✨✧ John Coltrane & Don CherryAvant-Garde ... CD
Atlantic, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful meeting of two major talents from the left end of jazz – recorded in the early 60's when both were working for Atlantic! Despite the "avant garde" title, this set is straighter than you'd expect – very much in the spirit of Coltrane's work for the label, but with perhaps some of the more angular styles that Cherry was laying down with Ornette Coleman at the time. The session has Coltrane joining Ornette's group of Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, and Ed Blackwell – save for a few numbers that feature Percy Heath on bass instead of Haden. The set includes great readings of Ornette's "The Blessing", "The Invisible", and "Focus On Sanity", and Coltrane plays both soprano sax and tenor! CD

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✨✧ Convergence Quartet (Bynum/Hawkins/Lash/EisenstadtSlow & Steady ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2013. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The sounds are definitely convergent here – very individual strands from all the musicians, but each finding space to come together in a really beautiful way! The album's got a great balance between improvised moments and more compositional impulses – a balance that's not unlike that moment when modern jazz was reaching for new freedoms in the 60s, yet still able to come back to the idea of unified group energy – perhaps a bit like Ornette Coleman in his post-Atlantic years, or the work of the west coast underground. The players really have a great feel for each other – and the quartet features Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet, Alexander Hawkins on piano, Dominic Lash on bass, and Harris Eisenstadt on drums – on titles that include "Assemble/Melancholy", "Remember Raoul", "The Taff End", "Slow & Steady", and "Oat Roe + Three By Three". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Albert MangelsdorffOne Tension ... LP
CBS/Be! (Germany), 1963. New Copy Tri-fold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible early work from one of Germany's greatest modernists – one of the key records that showed the world that German jazz was way more than just a rehashing of American modes in the postwar years! This rare 1963 recording features the quintet of trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff – a groundbreaking unit that includes tenorist Heinz Sauer, altoist Gunter Kronberg, bassist Gunter Lenz, and drummer Ralf Hubner – a fantastic combo that comes together in a stark modernist groove that's right up there with the best work of Ornette Coleman or Joe Harriott from the time – very rhythmic, in ways that offset the freedom of the horn solos beautifully – letting the saxes and trombones soar, while the bass and drums lock into a tight groove. The no-piano, three-horn frontline is incredibly strong – bracing and powerful, but never in a way that's too cold or modern, thanks to an inherent sense of soul in allt he players. Titles include "Varie", "Ballade Fur Jessica Rose", "Club Trois", "Set Em Up", and "Tension". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful tri-fold cover pressing – just like the original!)

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✨✧ Jackie McLeanNew & Old Gospel ... LP
Blue Note, 1967. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Jackie McLean's last "new thing" albums for Blue Note – and a very unique record that features Ornette Coleman on trumpet! The sound here is stark and hard – slight hints of the soulfulness that the "gospel" in the title might imply, mixed with the angular exploratory sound that McLean had been forging at Blue Note during the mid 60s. The album's easily one of the most "out" that McLean ever recorded, and the group also includes Lamont Johnson, Scott Holt and Billy Higgins. Tracks include the extended "Lifeline" suite, which takes up all of side one – plus "Old Gospel" and "Strange As It Seems". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA stereo pressing with Van Gelder Stereo stamp. Cover has some ring & edge wear, aging, and a half split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Ed BlackwellComplete Black Saint/Soul Note Recordings (Walls Bridges/Old & New Dreams/Tribute To Blackwell/Transit/In Willisau/Morning/Bad to) (8CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980s. New Copy 8CD ... Out Of Stock
A great run of work from legendary drummer Ed Blackwell – pulled together from his creative projects for the Black Saint/Soul Note label! The set features two albums from the Old & New Dreams group – Old & New Dreams and Tribute To Blackwell – both of them great! Like Blackwell, the other members of the group all were once associates of Ornette Coleman – an all-star combo that features work from Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Dewey Redman on tenor, Charlie Haden on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums! The sound is quite Ornette-inspired at times – with a definite late 70s harmelodic groove – but given the organic, acoustic nature of the lineup, the sound is almost more faithful to Coleman's vision than Ornette's records of the time. The album also features a compelling trio date – Transit – with Karl Berger on vibes, Dave Holland on bass, and Blackwell on drums. In Willisau features wonderfully soulful duets – with Dewey Redman on tenor next to Blackwell's drums – and the Walls/Bridges album features a trio with Redman, Blackwell, and Cameron Brown on bass. The set also features Morning Song – recorded under the leadership of David Murray – one of Murray's straighter sides from the early 80s, and exactly the kind of record to prove to the world that he could be a strong tenor traditionalist while still bringing an inventive sound to play! Murray's tone is deep and soulful, and often quite lyrical – set nicely in a quartet that features warm piano from John Hicks, bass from Reggie Workman, and drums from Ed Blackwell. The Workman/Blackwell component ensure that things still have an edge at times, even when swinging – and the tunes are a mix of Murray originals and a few standards. Last up is the album From Bad To Badder – played by The American Jazz Quintet – a group with Blackwell on drums, plus Alvin Batiste, Harold Battiste, Ellis Marsalis, and Richard Payne – as well as a guest appearance from New Orleans legend Earl Turbington! 7 albums, 8 CDs, and a heck of a lot of music! CD

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✨✧ Charles BrackeenRhythm X – The Music Of Charles Brackeen (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strata East/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The only album ever cut as a leader by tenor saxophonist Charles Brackeen during his early years – and a real standout in the catalog of the legendary Strata East label! The set's got an unusual history – in that it's part of the Dolphy Series, recorded before the label started by Clifford Jordan – as a way of giving a strong showcase to so many new ideas that were bursting in jazz during the late 60s! Here, Brackeen's tenor is set up with a trio of musicians most familiarly associated with Ornette Coleman – Don Cherry on trumpet, Charlie Haden on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums – a unit that's completely on fire, and freer than before – yet each graced with such strong individuality, every aspect of the record is a complete delight. Brackeen is amazing (why the hell didn't he record more like this at the time?) – but the bass, trumpet, and drums are all very distinct too – the perfect power of free improvisation when it's done right. Titles include "Rhythm X", "Hour Glass", "CB Blues", and "Charles Concept". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)

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✨✧ Don CherryMu Second Part ... LP
BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Don Cherry really breaks out here on his classic Mu sessions from France – using the new freedoms of post-68 Paris to explore themes at a level that would set the tone for generations to come! The album's very spare, and very improvised – with Cherry on pocket trumpet, piano, and wooden flute – plus a bit of percussion too – alongside drummer Ed Blackwell, who's equally unbridled – showing a huge evolution since the time both he and Don spent in the group of Ornette Coleman! There's a few echoes of the global elements that Cherry would later embrace more strongly in the 70s – but the core energy here is mostly improvised jazz, handled at a level that really makes a lot better use of the freedom than some of Don's contemporaries. Titles on this second part include "Bamboo Night", "The Mysticism Of My Sound", "Psycho Drama", "Smiling Faces Going Places", "Teo Teo Can", and "Dollar Brand/Spontaneous Composing/Exert Man On The Moon". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Alice ColtraneUniversal Consciousness ... LP
Impulse, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of Alice Coltrane's most adventurous albums – a beautiful blend of organ, harp, percussion, and strings – much of which are transcribed for the album by Ornette Coleman! The most haunting aspect of the album is Alice's work on organ – spare, jagged, with a nascent soulful quality that's quite different from her piano work on other Impulse albums. The strings provide a sheet of sound – a shimmering backdrop to support Alice's work on the keys – moving forward tentatively, but growing in energy as the album progresses through a host of Eastern spiritual influences. Alice is way past jazz at this point – moving towards the new level of consciousness hinted at in the title, growing majestically on tracks that include "Oh Allah", "Sita Ram", "Hare Krishna", "Universal Consciousness", and "The Ankh of Amen-Ra". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original rainbow label pressing! Cover has light wear, and a small cut corner.)

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✨✧ John Lewis & Svend AsmussenEuropean Encounter ... CD
Atlantic, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
A uniquely European Encounter between pianist John Lewis and violinist Svend Asmussen – and one that makes for a different blend of instrumentation than you'd get on some of John Lewis' other albums as a leader! The pair are supported by Jimmy Woode on bass and Sture Kalin on drums – for a 50/50 mix of American and European – in a style that's wonderfully spare, and which brings out some of the best dark tones of both players – and which also has Asmussen's instrument inflecting some nice color into Lewis' tones. The album sports a wonderful version of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman" – plus a set of Lewis originals that include "If I Were Eve", "Winter Tale", "Slater's Theme", and "New York 19". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Steve ReidRhythmatism (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mustevic/Soul Jazz (UK), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic mid 70s set led by drummer Steve Reid – fronting a group of players who groove tightly, but with a really sinister sound! Reid is an absolute steamroller on this set – laying down a fast-paced, super tight funky backdrop for the rest of the players to groove fluidly over the top. Three of the five tracks run well north of the 10 minute mark – and those pieces are strong as can be, providing just enough room for the players to lay out a groove that lies beautifully between the mid 60s avant garde of Ornette Coleman and the spiritual soul jazz of the mid 70s. The core group includes pianist Les Walker (who penned most of the material here), plus David Wertman on a wonderfully rubbery bass, Michael Keith on trombone and Arthur Blythe on alto sax – with guests Chris Capers (trumpet), Melvin Smith (guitar) and Charles Tyler (baritone sax) on "Center Of The Earth". Great stuff, with a really dark edge! Other tracks include "Kai", "Rocks (For Cannonball)", "C You Around", and "One Minute Please". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition pressing of 1000 – on colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ SF Jazz CollectiveInaugural Season Live 2004 – Inaugural Concert Tour (3CD set) ... CD
SF Jazz, 2004. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
The start of a fantastic tradition – the first-ever recording of the SF Jazz Collective, a kickoff to a series that would give us amazing records for years to come! This time around, the group work through a series of Ornette Coleman tunes, re-arranged by Gil Goldstein for the octet – which features an all-star lineup that includes Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Joshua Redman on tenor, Nicholas Payton on trumpet, Miguel Zenon on alto, Josh Roseman on trombone, Renee Rosnes on piano, Robert Hurst on bass, and Brian Blade on drums – all strong leaders on their own, but doing a remarkable job here of putting aside egos and working together as a whole! Coleman tunes include "Una Muy Bonita", "Lonely Woman", "School Work", "Happy House", and "When Will The Blues Leave" – and originals include "Of This Day's Journey", "Wages", "March Madness", and "Rise & Fall". CD

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✨✧ Thing With Joe McPheeShe Knows ... CD
Hat Art/Ezz-Thetics (Switzerland), 2001. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An important early record from the Thing trio of reedman Mats Gustafsson – and one that already has the group taking off from their initial mandate of working with Don Cherry material, as Joe McPhee joins the group and really opens up their sound! McPhee echoes a bit of Cherry on pocket trumpet, but the performance is definitely in his own mode, and that special sonic space of Gustafsson at the turn of the century – as Mats plays tenor and baritone saxes, alongside Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass and Paal Nilssen Love on drums! The core trio would go onto greatness in years to come, and this is one of their key early statements – with titles that include versions of Don Cherry's "The Thing", Ornette Coleman's "Kathelin Gray", and Frank Lowe's "For Real" – plus the tracks "To Bring You My Love", "Going Home", and "Old Eyes". CD

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✨✧ Hidefumi TokiToki ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Deeply personal work from Japanese saxophonist Hidefumi Toki – a player who manages accomplish a great deal in a fairly stripped down setting – filling spare space with gentle notes on alto and soprano sax, often delivered with a nicely raspy tone! The group here is a quartet – with Kazumi Watanabe on guitar, Nobuyoshi Ino on bass, and Steve Jackson on drums – and the setting is laidback and mellow, often moving at a pace that's slow, but always flowing with a great gentle swing. Tracks are long, and titles include the great originals "Darkness", "Lullaby For The Girl" and "Old Song Blues" – plus nice takes "When Sunny Gets Blue" and Ornette Coleman's "Blues". CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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✨✧ Petter Eldh & Koma SaxoKoma Saxo (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
WeJazz (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The cover promises that "this music will melt your brain" – and while we wouldn't wish such a fate on anyone, we can say that it will definitely prick up your ears and turn you on to a whole new sound from the Scandia jazz scene! The group is led by bassist Petter Eldh, who works with drummer Christian Lillinger at the core – while a trio of saxophonists make some real magic over the top – Jonas Kullhammar and Otis Sandsjo on tenor, and Mikko Innanen on alto and baritone sax! The music has some ties to an Ornette Coleman legacy, but is freer overall – and the intensity of the horn work often gets pretty bold at times, and moves quite far from rhythm – while the drums can crackle at some points with a snap that's almost more funk than jazz – even though the record's not funky at all. Titles include "Kali Kosma", "Pari Koma", "LH 440", "Sa Rinner Tiden Bort", "Fanfarum For Komarum II", "Blumer", and "Byagz". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Steve ReidRhythmatism ... CD
Mustevic/Soul Jazz (UK), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic mid 70s set led by drummer Steve Reid – fronting a group of players who groove tightly, but with a really sinister sound! Reid is an absolute steamroller on this set – laying down a fast-paced, super tight funky backdrop for the rest of the players to groove fluidly over the top. Three of the five tracks run well north of the 10 minute mark – and those pieces are strong as can be, providing just enough room for the players to lay out a groove that lies beautifully between the mid 60s avant garde of Ornette Coleman and the spiritual soul jazz of the mid 70s. The core group includes pianist Les Walker (who penned most of the material here), plus David Wertman on a wonderfully rubbery bass, Michael Keith on trombone and Arthur Blythe on alto sax – with guests Chris Capers (trumpet), Melvin Smith (guitar) and Charles Tyler (baritone sax) on "Center Of The Earth". Great stuff, with a really dark edge! Other tracks include "Kai", "Rocks (For Cannonball)", "C You Around", and "One Minute Please". CD

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✨✧ Friends & NeighborsWhat's Next? ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Friends & Neighbors have really deepened their voice for this wonderful album – definitely showing us what's next, as they move past their initial inspiration from Ornette Coleman, and open up in modes that are completely their own! Some of the best passages here have this rich, melodic, almost majestic statement from the trumpet of Thomas Johansson and tenor of Andre Roligheten – beautifully bold yet fluid players together – but also able to crackle with energy when the solo passages open up – driven on nicely by Oscar Gronberg on piano, Jon Rune Strom on bass, and Tollef Ostvang on drums. The bass is especially strong – poised in the structure to really explode the sound – and titles include "Influx", "Headway Heat", "Thorlief's Blues", "Mozart", "Kubrick's Rude", and "WLB". CD
 
 
 



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