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✨✧ Sheila JordanComes Love – Lost Session 1960 ... CD
Capri, 1960. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic lost moment from vocalist Sheila Jordan – a set that was done a few years before her debut album in Blue Note, and which represents a rare look at this very early chapter in her career! By the 70s, Jordan had emerged as a true modernist in jazz – but here, she's maybe a bit more straight ahead – more in the moody, dark-tinged world of small combo vocals by singers like Chris Connor or Helen Carr – but already showing signs of that very distinct phrasing that would only flower more strongly over the next few years – a quality that really sets the record apart from more familiar material! The recordings were lost for years – found on an acetate in recent years with a Chatham Records listing next to the date – and titles include "Glad To Be Unhappy", "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men", "I'm The Girl", "Comes Love", "These Foolish Things", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", and "Don't Explain". CD
 
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Theo BleckmannElegy ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2017. Used ... $9.99
Theo Bleckmann's a singer unlike any other we can think of – a vocalist who moves in these moody, mysterious waves of sound – often quite dark, even on lighter material – and maybe one of the few male singers who's attempted to get anywhere near the modes of some of the more experimental 70s vocalists – like Sheila Jordan or Karin Krog! Some moments on this album are especially like the latter's experiments with John Surman – with a vibe that's right at home on ECM – and the piano on the record is every bit as important as the voice – some tremendous work from Shai Maestro, whose slow-building, slow-shifting work on the keys is wonderful. The group also features Ben Monder on guitar, Chris Tordini on bass, and John Hellenbeck on drums – and titles include "Littlefields", "Cortege", "Elegy", "Take My Life", "Wither", "Alate", "Semblance", "The Mission", and a very creepy version of "Comedy Tonight". CD

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✨✧ George RussellOuter View ... LP
Riverside, 1962. Near Mint- ... $23.99
George Russell was always committed to exploring new territory – as he proves well on this hard to find album cut for Riverside during the early 60s! Russell's surrounded himself here with some great younger and lesser-known players – including trumpeter Don Ellis, trombonist Garnett Brown, tenorist Paul Plummer, bassist Steve Swallow, and drummer Pete LaRoca – as well as vocalist Sheila Jordan, who joins the group on a strange extended version of "You Are My Sunshine". The set contains 2 other loopy originals by Russell – "The Outer View" and "DC Divertimento" – as well as versions of Carla Bley's "Zig Zag" and Charlie Parker's "Au Prive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label Orpheum Productions pressing – a great copy.)

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Steve SwallowHome – Music By Steve Swallow To Poems By Robert Creeley ... LP
ECM, 1980. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A real standout in the classic catalog of ECM – not only because the record's got a slightly different inspiration than most, but also because it seems to unlock some especially beautiful moments from players who could sound different in other settings on the label! As the title indicates, the tunes here all take inspiration from the poetry of Robert Creeley – but never in a mode that's got the usual jazz meets poetry approach – as Sheila Jordan sings the lyrics when they appear, with a sense of her own power that's very different than a more standard recitation – and which, to us, really feels a lot like her great vocal performances with Steve Kuhn for ECM. Kuhn is also in the group on piano, and other musicians include David Liebman on saxes, Lyle Mays on keyboards, and Bob Moses on drums – all working under the superb leadership of bassist Steve Swallow – who really outdid himself with the depth of feeling in this project. Titles include "Colors", "In The Fall", "She Was Young", "Some Echoes", "Ice Cream", and "You Didn't Think". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, light wear, and some clear tape at the spine.)

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✨✧ Marc LevinSocial Sketches ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Marc Levin is maybe best known for one famous album of avant jazz recorded for the Savoy label in the 60s – but he's equally stunning here in a mid 70s set that got little circulation at the time, but which is a key part of Levin's under-recorded legacy as a leader! The approach is very open and creative, but balanced with that mixture of structure and freedom that Levin's other album shares – almost 60s "new thing" modes, expressed during the 70s loft generation – on long tracks that feature some really stunning shifts in sounds, styles, and instrumental elements! Levin blows cornet, flugelhorn, flute, mellophone, and melodica – and the group also features Seppo Paakkunanine on baritone, flute, and viola – plus Reino Laine on drums, Teppo Auta Aho on bass, and Carita Holmstrom on voice – a singer who makes some especially strong contributions to the record, in a way that maybe echoes some of the Sheila Jordan/Roswell Rudd collaborations. The tunes are fantastic, every bit as striking as their titles – which include "Nylon Coverin Body Smotherin", "Brothers In War", "Letter To President Nixon Re The Chile Affair", and "Student Days New York 1965". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)
 
 
 



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