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Rudolph JohnsonSecond Coming ... CD
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1973. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A brilliant album from the overlooked reedman Rudolph Johnson – his second session for the Black Jazz label, and even better than the first! There's a soaring, searching quality to the record that Johnson never had before – a way of handling his tenor with a tone that Coltrane would have envied, and which sparkles with some of Rudolph's most soulful 70s contemporaries – like Sonny Fortune or Andrew White! The tunes are almost all originals, and have this depth of vision that really holds us rapt throughout – a way of digging in and continuing to find new meaning throughout the course of Johnson's solos – with superb rhythm backing from the trio of Kirk Lightsey on piano, Kent Brinkley on bass, and Doug Sides on drums. Lightsey is wonderful too – maybe his best performance on record – and titles include the sublime numbers "The Highest Pleasure", "The Traveler", "Time and Space", and "The Water Bearer". CD
Also available Second Coming ... LP 22.99

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Rudolph JohnsonSecond Coming ... LP
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
A brilliant album from the overlooked reedman Rudolph Johnson – his second session for the Black Jazz label, and even better than the first! There's a soaring, searching quality to the record that Johnson never had before – a way of handling his tenor with a tone that Coltrane would have envied, and which sparkles with some of Rudolph's most soulful 70s contemporaries – like Sonny Fortune or Andrew White! The tunes are almost all originals, and have this depth of vision that really holds us rapt throughout – a way of digging in and continuing to find new meaning throughout the course of Johnson's solos – with superb rhythm backing from the trio of Kirk Lightsey on piano, Kent Brinkley on bass, and Doug Sides on drums. Lightsey is wonderful too – maybe his best performance on record – and titles include the sublime numbers "The Highest Pleasure", "The Traveler", "Time and Space", and "The Water Bearer". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rudolph JohnsonSpring Rain ... CD
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
One of the few albums ever cut by reedman Rudolph Johnson – a hell of a saxophonist, and one with a great ability to combine the spiritual with the searing – a bit like Joe Farrell at his CTI best, but not as freewheeling – nicely focused, and a little bit funky in all the right parts – in ways that make this album one of the real standouts on the legendary Black Jazz label! The groove is nice and hard, and plenty dark – with lots of sharp edges around the offbeat rhythms, and a "bite" that makes the album one of the heaviest titles on the label. Other players include John Barnes on piano, Reggie Johnson on bass, and Ray Pounds on drums – and titles include the great "Diswa", which has sort of of a tight jazzy hip hop sample feel to it, plus "Mr TJ", "Little Daphne", and "Spring Rain". CD
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Spring Rain ... CD 24.99
Spring Rain ... LP 22.99

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Rudolph JohnsonSpring Rain ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1971. Used ... $24.99
One of the few albums ever cut by reedman Rudolph Johnson – a hell of a saxophonist, and one with a great ability to combine the spiritual with the searing – a bit like Joe Farrell at his CTI best, but not as freewheeling – nicely focused, and a little bit funky in all the right parts – in ways that make this album one of the real standouts on the legendary Black Jazz label! The groove is nice and hard, and plenty dark – with lots of sharp edges around the offbeat rhythms, and a "bite" that makes the album one of the heaviest titles on the label. Other players include John Barnes on piano, Reggie Johnson on bass, and Ray Pounds on drums – and titles include the great "Diswa", which has sort of of a tight jazzy hip hop sample feel to it, plus "Mr TJ", "Little Daphne", and "Spring Rain". CD
(Out of print, 2012 Japanese pressing – remastered with updated artwork and new liner notes. Includes obi!)
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Spring Rain ... CD 12.99
Spring Rain ... LP 22.99

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Rudolph JohnsonSpring Rain ... LP
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
One of the few albums ever cut by reedman Rudolph Johnson – a hell of a saxophonist, and one with a great ability to combine the spiritual with the searing – a bit like Joe Farrell at his CTI best, but not as freewheeling – nicely focused, and a little bit funky in all the right parts – in ways that make this album one of the real standouts on the legendary Black Jazz label! The groove is nice and hard, and plenty dark – with lots of sharp edges around the offbeat rhythms, and a "bite" that makes the album one of the heaviest titles on the label. Other players include John Barnes on piano, Reggie Johnson on bass, and Ray Pounds on drums – and titles include the great "Diswa", which has sort of of a tight jazzy hip hop sample feel to it, plus "Mr TJ", "Little Daphne", and "Spring Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Spring Rain ... CD 24.99
Spring Rain ... CD 12.99

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Kirk Lightsey & Rudolph Johnson with The All-StarsHabiba ... LP
Gallo/Outernational (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
Maybe the hippest record ever issued by pianist Kirk Lightsey – in part because the set was issued on a South African label, and also because it features tremendous work from saxophonist Rudolph Johnson – who you'll know for his two classic 70s albums on the Black Jazz imprint! The setting is maybe most in the mode of Johnson at his best – long tracks that spin out and really take their time to develop – not outside or avant, but also not more familiar spiritual jazz either – as there's this special, soulful balance that really keeps things interesting – as Lightsey plays electric piano, Johnson handles tenor and flute – and the rest of the group features Danny Cortez on trumpet, Delbert Hill on bass clarinet, Al Hall on trombone, and Charles Mallory on guitar. Side one features the long title track – the beautiful "Habiba" – balanced by the beautiful tune "Here It Is" and the funkier "Fresh Air" – both on side two. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Mallory-Hall Band (Sanifu Al Hall & Charley Mallory)Last Special ... LP
IRC/Outernational (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
Really fantastic work from this unusual South African band of the 70s – a group who never got much exposure on our side of the Atlantic, but includes key work from some very hip American players of the time! The group is led by trombonist Al Hall and guitarist Charles Mallory – but also features key horn work from Billy Brooks on trumpet, Herman Riley on tenor and flute, Rudolph Johnson on soprano and tenor, and even the older Marshall Royal on alto – all fitting in wonderfully next to the other South African players on the date! There's also some especially nice keyboard work from Kirk Lightsey – very young here, and sounding very different than on his later albums as a leader, with a groove that fits in strongly with the soulful, funky vibe of the whole record. Titles include "Amafu", "Blue Mabone", "Princess Of Jo'Burg", and "The Last Special". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mallory-Hall Band (Sanifu Al Hall & Charley Mallory)Song Of Soweto ... LP
IRC/Outernational (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A song of Soweto, but served up here by a really unique South African group that also features key work by a number of American players too! The sound is mix of the loping rhythms of SA jazz and some of the bolder elements you'd hear in American funk of the period – but all mixed together with a sense of warmth that's really wonderful, and which opens up greatly on the long tracks, with plenty of room for solos by Marshall Royal on alto, Herman Riley on tenor, Rudolph Johnson on soprano, and Billy Brooks on trumpet! You'll recognize Johnson from his albums on the Black Jazz label, and Brooks from his classic Windows Of The Mind jazz funk record – and they play here alongside keyboard work from Kirk Lightsey, under the leadership of guitarist Charles Mallory and trombonist Al Hall. Titles include "The African Night", "Song Of Soweto", "Hamba Samba", and "Moroka Rock". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chester ThompsonPowerhouse ... CD
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the few solo albums ever cut by organist Chester Thompson – a player who's known to most as the keyboardist in Tower Of Power, but one who's also remembered by a select funky few for this killer record for the Black Jazz label! The album's a stripped-down quartet session – with labelmate Rudolph Johnson on tenor, blowing some beautiful lines alongside long, drawn-out Hammond solos from Thompson! The overall feel is similar to some of the great late 60s Prestige sessions – especially Don Patterson dates – with the group free swinging away in a very live format, just like you might have heard if you caught them in some hip southside club. Other players include Al Hall Jr on trombone and Ray Pounds on drums – and the album features four long jamming tracks, with titles that include "Mr T", "Trip One", "Weird Harold", and "Powerhouse". CD
Also available Powerhouse ... CD 34.99

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Chester ThompsonPowerhouse ... CD
Black Jazz/P-Vine (Japan), 1971. Used ... $34.99
One of the few solo albums ever cut by organist Chester Thompson – a player who's known to most as the keyboardist in Tower Of Power, but one who's also remembered by a select funky few for this killer record for the Black Jazz label! The album's a stripped-down quartet session – with labelmate Rudolph Johnson on tenor, blowing some beautiful lines alongside long, drawn-out Hammond solos from Thompson! The overall feel is similar to some of the great late 60s Prestige sessions – especially Don Patterson dates – with the group free swinging away in a very live format, just like you might have heard if you caught them in some hip southside club. Other players include Al Hall Jr on trombone and Ray Pounds on drums – and the album features four long jamming tracks, with titles that include "Mr T", "Trip One", "Weird Harold", and "Powerhouse". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Chester ThompsonPowerhouse ... LP
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of the few solo albums ever cut by organist Chester Thompson – a player who's known to most as the keyboardist in Tower Of Power, but one who's also remembered by a select funky few for this killer record for the Black Jazz label! The album's a stripped-down quartet session – with labelmate Rudolph Johnson on tenor, blowing some beautiful lines alongside long, drawn-out Hammond solos from Thompson! The overall feel is similar to some of the great late 60s Prestige sessions – especially Don Patterson dates – with the group free swinging away in a very live format, just like you might have heard if you caught them in some hip southside club. Other players include Al Hall Jr on trombone and Ray Pounds on drums – and the album features four long jamming tracks, with titles that include "Mr T", "Trip One", "Weird Harold", and "Powerhouse". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Powerhouse ... CD 34.99

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VariousTheo Parrish – Black Jazz Signature (unmixed) ... LP
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Theo Parrish takes on the music of Black Jazz Records – yet somehow manages to make the whole thing come across with a cosmic groove that's all his own! By that, we don't mean that Theo's messing with the cuts – just that his selection here really highlights the more expansively electric and rhythmically angular elements of the label's classic catalog – sounds that are clearly an inspiration for a huge number of 21st Century musicians and producer – not just Parrish himself! There's a richly spiritual vibe to the whole set – and the collection is easily one of the best presentations of the Black Jazz label we've ever heard – stunning from start to finish. The LP features a dozen Black Jazz tracks, all unmixed – and titles include "My Favorite Things" by Gene Russell, "Those Who Chant" by Walter Bishop, "Jupiter" and "Convulsions" by The Awakening, "Trance Dance" by Doug Carn, "Time & Space" by Rudolph Johnson, "Criss Cross" and "BE" by Calvin Keys, and "Blue Bossa" by Walter Bishop Jr. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Theo Parrish – Black Jazz Signature – Black Jazz Records 1971 to 1975 ... CD 15.99

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VariousTheo Parrish – Black Jazz Signature – Black Jazz Records 1971 to 1975 ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
Theo Parrish takes on the music of Black Jazz Records – yet somehow manages to make the whole thing come across with a cosmic groove that's all his own! By that, we don't mean that Theo's messing with the cuts – just that his mix here really highlights the more expansively electric and rhythmically angular elements of the label's classic catalog – sounds that are clearly an inspiration for a huge number of 21st Century musicians and producer – not just Parrish himself! There's a richly spiritual vibe to the whole set – and the collection is easily one of the best presentations of the Black Jazz label we've ever heard – stunning from start to finish. Cuts include "My Favorite Things" by Gene Russell, "Those Who Chant" by Walter Bishop, "Jupiter" and "Convulsions" by The Awakening, "Trance Dance" by Doug Carn, "Time & Space" by Rudolph Johnson, "Criss Cross" and "BE" by Calvin Keys, and "Blue Bossa" by Walter Bishop Jr. CD
Also available Theo Parrish – Black Jazz Signature (unmixed) ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Nil's Jazz EnsembleNil's Jazz Ensemble (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Amazing funky fusion from the Peruvian scene of the 70s – a record that crackles with energy to match the best soul jazz coming from the US at the time! The group's the brainchild of reed player Nilo Espinosa – who plays flute, tenor, and soprano on the set – always with soulful tones and changes that remind us a lot of work from the period on the Black Jazz label, particularly the best recordings by Rudolph Johnson. And besides Espinosa's great work on sax and flute, the album's also got a great asset in drummer Andres Silva – who hits his kit with a sound that breaks and crackles one minute, then lays back into a more lyrical mode the next – really expanding the styles of the album, and allowing heavier funk to sit equally next to jazzier, breezier numbers. There's some great keyboards on the record too, plus some nice production effects – and titles include "Summer Love", "Siempre", "Reflexiones", "Black Angel", "Looking for a Blues", and a cover of "Hard Work". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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