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Dexter GordonIn The Cave ... CD
NJA (Netherlands), 1963. New Copy ... $19.99 29.99
A stunning European live set from the legendary Dexter Gordon – one that was recorded early in his overseas tenure, and which is noteworthy for two reasons – first in that it was recorded in Utrecht, not the more familiar setting of Copenhagen – and second, in that it features a really smoking Dutch combo – musicians that Dex didn't always work with! The rhythm trio is stunning – the soulful Rob Madna on piano, with Ruud Jacobs on bass and Cees See on drums – players who really give the songs a different sensibility than some of the other groups that Dexter Gordon would use in Europe – and Gordon seems to respond with maybe even more sense of strength in his solo work too. The recording quality is excellent – done by Dutch jazz radio in the 60s – and the set features long takes on "Stanley The Steamer", "Dexter's Deck", "In The Cave", "Body & Soul", "Yesterdays", and "I Wanna Blow Now" – plus a few spoken introductions by Dex, who even calls out the groove on the final track. CD

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R+R Now (Robert Glasper/Derrick Hodge/Terrace Martin/Taylor McFerrin/Christian Scott)R+R Now Live ... CD
Blue Note, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A stunning supergroup from the contemporary scene on the west coast – heard here on a live set that's every bit as wonderful as the studio album that marked their debut! You'll probably know every player here from albums under their own names, and the group is every bit as great as the sum of its parts – Robert Glasper on keyboards, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah on trumpet, Derrick Hodge on bass, Taylor McFerrin on synth, Justin Tyson on drums, and Terrace Martin on keyboards and a bit of vocals – all coming together with a sort of crispy, contemporary energy – all live, but with a future-thinking approach to jazz that's really beautiful. Titles include "Perspectives/Postpartum", "How Much A Dollar Cost", "Change Of Tone", "Respond", "Been On My Mind", and "Resting Warrior". CD
Also available R+R Now Live ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ R+R Now (Robert Glasper/Derrick Hodge/Terrace Martin/Taylor McFerrin/Christian Scott)R+R Now Live ... LP
Blue Note, 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
A stunning supergroup from the contemporary scene on the west coast – heard here on a live set that's every bit as wonderful as the studio album that marked their debut! You'll probably know every player here from albums under their own names, and the group is every bit as great as the sum of its parts – Robert Glasper on keyboards, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah on trumpet, Derrick Hodge on bass, Taylor McFerrin on synth, Justin Tyson on drums, and Terrace Martin on keyboards and a bit of vocals – all coming together with a sort of crispy, contemporary energy – all live, but with a future-thinking approach to jazz that's really beautiful. Titles include "Perspectives/Postpartum", "How Much A Dollar Cost", "Change Of Tone", "Respond", "Been On My Mind", and "Resting Warrior". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available R+R Now Live ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Eric AlexanderSong Of No Regrets ... CD
High Note, 2017. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Eric Alexander is in familiar company here, but he also seems to be using the setting to open up a bit more in terms of his color and groove – sometimes with a looser groove, sometimes with even a gentler approach to his phrasing – but always with that never-ending sense of imagination that we've always loved in his music! Alongside bassist John Webber, drummer Joe Farnsworth, and pianist David Hazeltine, the group also features Alex Diaz on percussion – who brings a bit of complexity to the rhythms, in a mighty nice way – and changes things up from the bottom, in ways that Eric seems to respond to with his horn. The album also features trumpeter Jon Faddis on a few tracks – and his sense of color also seems to bring out a slightly different vibe in Alexander, as the tenor responds in contrast to the more familiar sparkle of Jon's horn. Titles include "Mas Que Nada", "Grinder", "Corazon Perdido", "These Three Words", and "But Here's The Thing". CD

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✨✧ Eddie Lockjaw DavisAfro-Jaws ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A soul jazz Latin classic – one that matches the searing tenor work of Eddie Lockjaw Davis with the hard-hitting conga of a young Ray Barretto! The core group of the set is a soul jazz one – with Lockjaw blowing over rhythm by Lloyd Mayers on piano, Larry Gales on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – plus a small added trumpet section on a few tracks. Ray comes into the mix with some really tight percussion on the bottom, aided by a few other players at times – kicking up the tunes and giving them a lot of fire – something that Davis seems to really respond to in his horn. Thanks should also be given to arranger Gil Lopez, who put together the overall sound of the set – and the album's a hard groover all the way through, filled with Latin jammers like "Wild Rice", "Jazz-a-Samba", "Guanco Lament", "Afro Jaws", and "Tin Tin Deo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label mono pressing, with microphone logo, silver text, and deep groove – nice and clean overall, and cover is nice.)

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✨✧ Sonny Stitt & Zoot SimsInteraction (2LP set) ... LP
Cadet, 1956/1960/1965. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A 2LP set that features the core album Interaction by Stitt & Sims – plus a lot of additional material from other albums. The core set was recorded in Chicago after the two had played together at the Plugged Nickel in the Windy City! Backing is by the trio of John Young – who gives the album a rolling bottom groove that shows off the Chicago sound of the early 60s quite nicely – and both Stitt and Sims respond with some strong solo work on their own part, opening up a bit more than on other sides at the time. Tracks include three originals by Stitt – "The Saber", "Katea", and "I Want To Go Home" – as well as "My Blue Heaven", "Fools Rush In", and "Look Down That Lonesome Road". Added to that is some material from the Zoot Sims Quartet album on Argo from 1956 – featuring the tracks "That Old Feeling" and "Woody N You" – plus tracks from the 1960 Stitt set Burning – including the tracks "It's Hipper Than That" and "How High The Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ringwear, edge wear, and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Stanley TurrentineEasy Walker ... CD
Blue Note (UK), 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album of subtle genius and stellar soul from the great Stanley Turrentine – an over looked quartet date that plays with the sharper edge of some of his earlier work for Blue Note, but which also shows the growing sense of color and tone he'd picked up during the 60s! The group here is great – a loose combo with McCoy Tyner on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums – a rhythm team who still hold some of the soulful styles of Turrentine's more arranged albums, but who also really know how to respond to his groove too. Stan's got these confident solos that really show him becoming one of the true tenor masters of his time – with an especially great sense of space and timing – and titles include "Meat Wave", "Easy Walker", and a nice sweet version of "What the World Needs Now is Love". Includes 5 bonus tracks. CD
(Original Rare Groove pressing. Mark through barcode, booklet has a promo sticker, disc has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ R+R Now (Robert Glasper/Derrick Hodge/Terrace Martin/Taylor McFerrin/Christian Scott)R+R Now Live ... CD
Blue Note, 2021. Used ... Out Of Stock
A stunning supergroup from the contemporary scene on the west coast – heard here on a live set that's every bit as wonderful as the studio album that marked their debut! You'll probably know every player here from albums under their own names, and the group is every bit as great as the sum of its parts – Robert Glasper on keyboards, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah on trumpet, Derrick Hodge on bass, Taylor McFerrin on synth, Justin Tyson on drums, and Terrace Martin on keyboards and a bit of vocals – all coming together with a sort of crispy, contemporary energy – all live, but with a future-thinking approach to jazz that's really beautiful. Titles include "Perspectives/Postpartum", "How Much A Dollar Cost", "Change Of Tone", "Respond", "Been On My Mind", and "Resting Warrior". CD
(Sticker over barcode.)
Also available
R+R Now Live ... CD 13.99
R+R Now Live ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Gil Scott-Heron & His Amnesia ExpressSummer '86 (180 gram vinyl) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Trading Places (UK), 1986. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great live work from Gil Scott-Heron – and somewhat essential, too – as the set features recordings from a time when Gil wasn't working for any other record labels! The quality of the set is wonderful – although the man was a bit out of the limelight at the time, he could still really deliver greatness on stage – and the group features Robbie Gordon on bass, Kim Jordan on keyboards, and Ron Holloway on tenor – a nicely jazzy group who respond to some of the changes Gil brought to his music during the Arista years. Titles include "Gun", "Save The Children", "Is That Jazz", "Blue Collar", "Winter In America", "Johannesburg", "Washington DC", and "Three Miles Down". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roscoe Mitchell with YuganautFour Ways ... CD
Nessa, 2009. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great Roscoe Mitchell album on Nessa Records – and a set that really lives up to his best experiments on the label back in the 70s! Mitchell's working here on flute, soprano, and alto sax – with the Yuganaut trio that includes Stephen Rush on a range of keyboards, trombone, melodica, ocarina, and even slide whistle – plus Geoff Mann on drums, cornet, and banjo – and Tom Abbs on bass, cello, violin, and didgeridoo! The range of instruments used on the long improvisations almost rivals that of the Art Ensemble back in the day – and the differing sonic textures that are produced allow Mitchell a great array of modes in which to respond with his reed lines – which are often a bit bolder and sharper than on some of his other recent albums. Titles include "Son Warship", "Cards For Yuganaut No 3", "Improvisation No 1", "Double Helix", "Improvisation No 3", and "Four Ways For Yuganaut & Roscoe Mitchell". CD
 
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Broc Vs Black 10Broc Vs Black 10 – Round 1 ... LP
Broc (France), 2012. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
A heady combination of French hip hop talents – beatmaker Broc and MC Black 10 – the latter of whom works entirely in French here, which makes for a very different flavor than an American record of this type! Unlike some of the Parisian hip hop of 20 years before, the vibe here is much more intense – very moody instrumentation, at a level that seems to sharpen all the dark corners of the sonic elements in the mix – responded to by Black 10, whose deep-voiced presentation of the lyrics really increases the vibe of the sound. Titles include "Mc Fous Moi L'Camps", "Faut Qu'J'Exteriorise", "Enfant Des Annes 80", "On Reprend Du Service", "Hip Hop Music Ma Vie", "Ce Monde", "J'Rap Depuis L'Epoque", and "Lyrical Back Slap". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Broc Vs Black 10 – Round 1 (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Broc Vs Black 10Broc Vs Black 10 – Round 1 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Broc (France), 2012. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
A heady combination of French hip hop talents – beatmaker Broc and MC Black 10 – the latter of whom works entirely in French here, which makes for a very different flavor than an American record of this type! Unlike some of the Parisian hip hop of 20 years before, the vibe here is much more intense – very moody instrumentation, at a level that seems to sharpen all the dark corners of the sonic elements in the mix – responded to by Black 10, whose deep-voiced presentation of the lyrics really increases the vibe of the sound. Titles include "Mc Fous Moi L'Camps", "Faut Qu'J'Exteriorise", "Enfant Des Annes 80", "On Reprend Du Service", "Hip Hop Music Ma Vie", "Ce Monde", "J'Rap Depuis L'Epoque", and "Lyrical Back Slap". CD features two extended bonus tracks! CD
Also available Broc Vs Black 10 – Round 1 ... LP 19.99

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Eddie HarrisIn Sound/Mean Greens ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1965/1966. Used ... $11.99
Wow! We can never get enough of Eddie Harris. Despite all of the silly situations he's ended up in over the years, an album like In Sound still stands as a beautiful testament to all of the raw power in Eddie's playing. His tone is perfect, and totally unique – and he plays here with Cedar Walton on piano, Ron Carter on bass, Billy Higgins on drums, and the great Ray Codrington on trumpet, who also played with the JFK Quintet. No tricks here, just incredibly solid jazz playing, on tracks like Eddie's famous "Freedom Jazz Dance", plus "Born To Be Blue" and "Cryin' Blues". Mean Greens is another example of classic 60s soul jazz material by Eddie – and proof that the move to Atlantic was a good one! As usual with Eddie's 60s sessions, the players are very hip – and feature an amalgamation of younger and lesser-known talents like Melvin Jackson, Ray Codrington, and Sonny Philips. Cedar Walton also plays some lovely piano on the record, giving a few tracks a bit more of a lyrical touch than usual – and Eddie responds to this nicely in his solos. Includes an early take of "Listen Here", with Eddie on electric piano, next to Sonny Philips' organ. Also with "Goin' Home", "Blues In the Basement", and "Mean Greens". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ ImpressionsComplete A & B Sides – 1961 to 1968 ... CD
ABC/Universal (UK), Mid 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
The complete early-to-late 60s singles of Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions – some of the best Chicago soul of all time – and some of our favorite songs of the era, period! All of the great ABC-Paramount era singles are here, from the beautiful, post doo wop vocal gems with Curtis Mayfield's always emotional falsetto out front, to the innovative Johnny Pate arrangements, to the more strident and empowering (but no less catchy) groovers later on in the decade. Beautiful stuff, and nice to have in a package that features both the front and back sides of so many excellent 60s singles! 30 tracks on 2CDs, with the A's on disc one and the corresponding B's on disc two! Includes "Gypsy Woman", "As Long As You Love Me", "Grow Closer Together", "Can't You See", "Little Young Lover", "Never Let Me Go", "I'm So Proud", "I Made A Mistake", "Can't Satisfy", "This Must End", "It's Hard To Believe", "You Ought To Be In Heaven", "Don't Cry My Love", "Sometimes I Wonder" and much more! CD
(Out of print.)

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Ronnie LawsFriends & Strangers ... CD
EMI/Manhattan, 1977. Used ... $13.99
A stone classic from reedman Ronnie Laws – and an album that really helped set a whole new standard for funky fusion in the 70s! Laws works here with great Wayne Henderson production – which gives the album an even sharper sound than other Blue Note sets of this vintage – and that kind of tight blend of funk and jazz you'd find in the Crusaders, with a similar no-nonsense approach in the grooves! Henderson's got a great way of never being too smooth – and Laws responds with some wicked solos on tenor, soprano sax, and flute – soaring out over the course of the whole wonderful album. Titles include "Goodtime Ride", "Just Love", "Saturday Evening", "Friends & Strangers", "Nuthin Bout Nuthin", "New Day", and "Same Old Story". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jeff Parker & Rob MazurekSome Jellyfish Live Forever ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A great reunion of the Jeff Parker/Rob Mazurek duo – a pair who've only continued to grow strongly in the years since their Chicago Underground classics – and who bring all that sense of energy to play in their music! The sounds here represent the deeper, more mature styles that both musicians have hit – a way of almost being more powerful by being less aggressive – especially from Mazurek, who's got this wonderfully gentle touch on his horn at times – wrapped up in these waves of sound that come from Jeff's guitar. Parker also contributes some other effects, which really map out a creative collage of electric shades – but again, without ever being too overpowering – and Rob responds with some very interesting acoustic shades of his own. Titles include "Proton Stolons", "Water Flower Medusa", "T Dorhnii", and "Beauty Hydroid". CD

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Howard RileyThree Is One ... CD
Asc, 2007. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A really inventive record from British avant piano legend Howard Riley – and that's saying a lot, as Riley is always pretty darn inventive! The set follows on a mode that Howard first begun during the 70s – and uses overdubbing to record him working on three different pianos as a trio – the first as if it was improvising solo, very freely; the second as a reaction to the movements of the first; and the third in the right channel as it responds to the overall picture in sound! The result is great – very rich, and very cohesive – and the album really stands every bit as strongly with some of the classics in Riley's catalog over the years. Titles include "Unbeatable", "Three Is One", "Haunted", "Heroes", "Confessing", and "Familiar Strangers". CD

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Joris Roelofs & Han BenninkIcarus ... LP
ICP (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy ... $24.99 34.99
Fantastic work from a duo who can take familiar instruments, and make them come out sounding completely different and in all these weird and wonderful ways! You may already know this quality from drummer Han Bennink, whose work has delighted us for decades – and he's equally matched here by the energy of Joris Roelfs, who blows bass clarinet and Bb clarinet with all these unusual textures, tones, and sonic explosions that really keep things interesting throughout! The territory is a bit like Jimmy Giuffre in his later years, but much farther out – and Roelofs has a great way of shifting the mood from track to track – as Bennink responds beautifully, also playing a bit of clarinet and piano too. Titles include variations on "This Is New", "Song For Che", and "Something Sweet Something Tender", plus the originals "Rondo 2", "Icarus", "Gustav 1", "Die Alte Perucke", "Guidi", and "Bahbachbah". LP, Vinyl record album

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Matthew Shipp & Evan ParkerLeonine Aspects ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Beautiful sounds from two dark-tinged improvisers – coming here together in a performance that's supposedly a tribute to John Coltrane, but which comes across in a spirit that's very much their own! Shipp is able to serve out these effortless clusters of notes with that new sense of imagination that's really marked his growth in the past decade – notes that are always full of brooding energy, but never in a way that's sleepy or sloppy. Parker responds with some of his sharpest, fastest lines in years – blowing both tenor and soprano sax, but never in ways that are Coltrane-like – which is no surprise, as Evan's helped evolve jazz tremendously in the decades since Trane's passing. The CD features one extended improvisation "Leonine Aspects 1", which runs for 51 minutes – and the shorter "Leonine Aspects 2". CD

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Mike Sopko/Bill Laswell/Tyshawn SoreyOn Common Ground ... CD
MOD Reloaded, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Very heady sounds from guitarist Mike Sopko – working here in a trio with drums from Tyshawn Sorey and bass from Bill Laswell – all in a style that's very much like some of Bill's darkest material from decades back! There's a real Axiom sort of energy going on here – as Mike's not afraid of fuzz and frenzy, and Sorey responds with really dynamic drum work at times – all joined together by Laswell's well-trained ear for the farther reaches of the sonic spectrum, which he uses to introduce just the right amount of subtle energy to the proceedings. All tracks are nice and long – and titles include "Upward Collapse", "Equation", "Oracle", "Incantation", and "Parascience". CD

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✨✧ Kamaal WilliamsWu Hen (with bonus download) ... LP
Black Focus, 2020. New Copy ... $21.99 22.99
Keyboardist Kamaal Williams is light years ahead of his first record here – and that's saying a lot, as that album was already pretty darn far-reaching! The music still has plenty of Fender Rhodes and keyboards, and other jazz elements that include tenor from Quinn Mason – but the overall sound is much more cosmic and complex, especially in the rhythms – which often seem to be responding to organic pulsations or magnetic shifts. Not that the album doesn't swing at points – because it definitely does – but as Kamaal states proudly in the notes, "you are now listening to and supporting an original movement from the London underground" – a comment that we couldn't have put better ourselves! The set also features great drums from Greg Paul, strings from Miguel Atwood Ferguson, harp from Alina Bzhezhinska, and a bit of vocals from Lauren Faith – on titles that include "Street Dreams", "Toulouse", "Big Rick", "Pigalle", "Early Prayer", "One More Time", "1989", and "Save Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Art FarmerBaroque Sketches ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Baroque Sketches shows the wider reaching side of Art Farmer, and features him soloing over large arrangements of material that have a distinct "baroque" approach. The settings are complicated, but Farmer's deft work is more than enough to match the scene – and he responds with a rich array of colors and tones on tracks that include "Sinfonia", "Little David's Fugue", "Rhythm Of Life", "Etude", and "Alfie's Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 2 eye pressing. Cover has a name in pen, light wear, and some aging.)

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✨✧ Cedar WaltonEastern Rebellion Vols 1 to 4 (4CD set) ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great package – one that brings together the four first albums from the fantastic Eastern Rebellion group! First up is Eastern Rebellion 1 – seminal work in the development of the career of Cedar Walton – the formation of his excellent Eastern Rebellion ensemble, a group that became a platform for soul jazz expression for the next two decades! The group on this set features George Coleman on tenor, Sam Jones on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all working in territory that Walton and Clifford Jordan were exploring heavily at the time – long, drawn-out soul jazz tunes – frequently built upon modal rhythms, and touched with traces of post-Coltrane blowing. The key factor, though, is that the work's never too outside, never too overindulgent – just hard-swinging soul jazz, in a 70s expression of the older Blue Note ideal! Titles include "Bolivia", "5/4 Thing", "Mode For Joe", and "Naima". Eastern Rebellion 2 is the second trip into the studio for Cedar Walton's mighty Eastern Rebellion ensemble – and every bit as great as the first! This time around, the lineup's a bit different – with Bob Berg in on tenor, and Curtis Fuller expanding the group on trombone – but the groove is still the same – wonderfully in the pocket soul jazz, swinging with a gentle and fluid glide that's really tremendous. The work ranks up there with the best of Walton's recordings ever – and the tunes are all originals with a rich imagination for tone, soul, and color – and plenty of space for strong solo work. Titles include "The Maestro", "Sunday Suite", "Ojos De Rojo", "Fantasy In D", and "Clockwise". Eastern Rebellion 3 is the lesser-known third album by Cedar Walton's landmark Eastern Rebellion combo – one of the most important indie soul jazz groups of the late 70s, still going strong on this set! The lineup is still the same as on the second set – with Bob Berg on tenor, Curtis Fuller on trombone, and the wonderfully solid team of Billy Higgins and Sam Jones on rhythm. However, the sound here is slightly different – with a more conscious sense of disharmony at times – creating an unsettling edge that replaces the warm, fluid feel of earlier records. The change shows that Walton and the group were still growing and searching – and titles include "Incognito", "Firm Roots", "Seven Minds", and "Never Never Land". Last up is Eastern Rebellion 4 – an expanded version of the quartet you'd usually expect to hear in this classic Eastern Rebellion series – and a group that really makes all the best of all their added elements! In addition to Cedar Walton's amazing work on piano, the set also features Curtis Fuller on trombone, Chocolate Armenteros on trumpet, Bob Berg on tenor, David Williams on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – the last three of whom are familiar Rebellion partners, but who get some new power in the lead from the presence of Fuller and Armenteros! Chocolate's horn seems to lead the group into some Latin jazz modes – which really open up Billy Higgins' work on the kit in a great way – and Walton responds with a strongly rhythmic version of his lyrical mode. Titles include "Close Enough For Love", "Manteca", "Groundwork", "St Thomas", and "I Am Not So Sure". CD
(Part of the "Timeless Jazz Master Collection"!)

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✨✧ Anita O'DayCool Heat – Anita O'Day Sings Jimmy Guiffre Arrangements ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Very cool work from Anita O'Day – a session cut with Jimmy Giuffre arrangements, in a style that's a bit different than some of her other 50s work for Verve! Jimmy brings a nice touch of modernism to the record – casting the horns in ways that show his own love of creative colors and careful phrasing, which makes for a bit more sensitivity than you'd hear on some of her dates with Billy May. Anita really responds to this shift with her vocals – stepping around the tunes carefully, and seeming to slide in alongside Giuffre's horn charts in a really fresh way. The vibe's a bit like that of June Christy on Capitol with Pete Rugolo – which is a great recommendation to us – and titles include "Hershey Bar", "A Lover Is Blue", "Mack The Knife", "You're A Clown", and "Orphan Annie". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)

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✨✧ Joris Roelofs & Han BenninkIcarus ... CD
ICP (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from a duo who can take familiar instruments, and make them come out sounding completely different and in all these weird and wonderful ways! You may already know this quality from drummer Han Bennink, whose work has delighted us for decades – and he's equally matched here by the energy of Joris Roelfs, who blows bass clarinet and Bb clarinet with all these unusual textures, tones, and sonic explosions that really keep things interesting throughout! The territory is a bit like Jimmy Giuffre in his later years, but much farther out – and Roelofs has a great way of shifting the mood from track to track – as Bennink responds beautifully, also playing a bit of clarinet and piano too. Titles include variations on "This Is New", "Song For Che", and "Something Sweet Something Tender", plus the originals "Rondo 2", "Icarus", "Gustav 1", "Die Alte Perucke", "Guidi", and "Bahbachbah". CD
Also available Icarus ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Kamaal WilliamsWu Hen ... CD
Black Focus, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Keyboardist Kamaal Williams is light years ahead of his first record here – and that's saying a lot, as that album was already pretty darn far-reaching! The music still has plenty of Fender Rhodes and keyboards, and other jazz elements that include tenor from Quinn Mason – but the overall sound is much more cosmic and complex, especially in the rhythms – which often seem to be responding to organic pulsations or magnetic shifts. Not that the album doesn't swing at points – because it definitely does – but as Kamaal states proudly in the notes, "you are now listening to and supporting an original movement from the London underground" – a comment that we couldn't have put better ourselves! The set also features great drums from Greg Paul, strings from Miguel Atwood Ferguson, harp from Alina Bzhezhinska, and a bit of vocals from Lauren Faith – on titles that include "Street Dreams", "Toulouse", "Big Rick", "Pigalle", "Early Prayer", "One More Time", "1989", and "Save Me". CD
Also available Wu Hen (with bonus download) ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ Daniel Carter & Matthew ShippDark Matrix ... CD
Not Two (Poland), 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Dark sonic interplay between a really wonderful duo – Matthew Shipp on piano and Daniel Carter on a range of horns – alto, tenor, and soprano saxes – plus clarinet and trumpet too! The shifting mix of Carter's instrumentation is matched by a never-ending flow of imagination from the fingers of Shipp – often moving fast, with that sense of freedom that marked his earlier work – but circling back to some of the more sense-making moments that have graced his more mature recordings in recent years! Both players have a great ear for the other – it's very hard to say who's leading or who's responding – and titles include "Element", "Landing Takeoff", "Dark Matrix", and "The Will To The Form". CD
 
 
 



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