Jammin! For heavy guitars and high-stepping vocals, Mountain couldn't be beat – and this early album was one of the group's best! The set kicks off with their stone classic "Mississippi Queen", then rolls into other heavy numbers like "Theme From An Imaginary Western", ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A 70s set from Willis Jackson – but one that has him working in the same groovy array of rhythms and phrasings brought to his best 60s work on Prestige! The group here features two familiar factors from before – Pat Martino on guitar and Carl Wilson on organ – both really ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout notch and a center split in the spine.)
Kick-ass, drum-heavy instrumentals from Earl Palmer – the player who made some of David Axelrod's work sound great in the late 60s, but who's hitting even harder here! The style's a mix of rock instrumental and R&B modes – with pounding drums from Palmer on all numbers, and bits of ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear, aging, and a name in marker in back.)
Early genius from the Talking Heads – a set that's got a much sparer sound than most of their later work, and a surprisingly groovy feel overall! The starkness of the group's debut is still very much in place – lots of tight interplay between bass and guitar – but the rhythms are ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare one from Grant Green – recorded in 1962, but not issued until this first pressing of the material, in 1985. The set's one of Green's early classics recorded with pianist Sonny Clark – a deeply soulful player who really had the right feel for Green's more lyrical soul jazz ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sophisticated country soul – almost to southern soul what Marlena Shaw's early 70s work was to northern soul. Bill Justis handled the arrangements, but it's Maxine's adult handling of the material that makes tracks like "Born To Love Me", "Going Where I've Been", "Lov ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear.)
Zbigniew Namyslowski —
Winobranie ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1973. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
Avant modal jazz from Polish saxophonist Zbigniew Namyslowski – a name that's not easy to say, but which has been associated with some great music over the years! This early 70s session has Namyslowski really building on his earlier work with Krzysztof Komeda – taking the angular, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Breakneck live work from Miles Davis – and proof that his famous 60s quintet wasn't only just about mellow and spacious sounds! The set was recorded at the same concert as the album My Funny Valentine – and while that one's mostly ballads, this one's mostly high tempo numbers that skip ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese CBS/Sony pressing – SOPL 161 – with obi!)
An excellent session of rare bossa material, recorded at the legendary Paramount Theatre, the temple to bossa nova! The album features tracks by a number of different artists, handled with a lot more care and a lot better recording quality than other live bossa sessions – and the result is ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label pressing with deep groove, without plastic outer sleeve. Cover has light wear and aging.)
A true giant step for John Coltrane – and one of the first albums to really showcase his talent as a writer – and his amazing ability for penning some of the most soulful, spiritual themes in jazz! Apart from the well-known title cut, the record's filled with other Coltrane classics ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s Rockefeller label pressing with PR suffix and Warner rim logo. Cover has minimal wear and aging.)
This stunning live set has been hailed by many as one of the finest moments of Miles' mid 60s career – music played with a frenetic energy that even blows away the famous studio sessions of the time! The group here is a landmark lineup – young modernists Wayne Shorter on tenor, Herbie ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Japanese stereo pressing – 25AP1. Cover has light wear.)
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, recording in the very familiar territory of the Birdland nightclub – in a format that was handled previously by the Blue Note label, but maybe never with a lineup this great! The performance features the sublime frontline trio of Lee Morgan on trumpet, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed – likely a 70s pressing. Shrink wrap is partly open along the bottom seam, but this copy has never been opened.)
Ahmad Jamal —
One ... LP 20th Century, 1978. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
A great little set from Ahmad – laidback, mellow, with a slowly spiralling groove that's slyly funky at times. Ahmad's playing acoustic piano and clavinet on the record – and arrangements are by Bones Howe, Richard Evans, Ahmad, and Mike Melvoin. A few tracks feature a larger group ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark album by Donald Byrd – the first one where he really started to click with jazz-funk producer Larry Mizell! Mizell and Byrd had worked together previously on the Black Byrd album – a soaring bit of futuristic jazz funk that took Byrd's career to a whole new level – but ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original black b label pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear, some splitting in the seams with clear tape on one side, a small name in pen inside the gatefold, and lightly bent panels.)
A really great record from the cool Canadian scene of the late 60s – one of those gems that was issued in the standard CBC cover, but which has a lot more going on inside! Gerry Hoelke handles electric bass in the lead – the the combo's almost got a Verve late 60s sort of vibe – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light tape trace near the bottom and spine, which also has a small sticker, and back has a bit of marker. Label has a bit of pen – but vinyl is nice.)
Great US issue of material from this famous German blues festival – with work by Sonny Boy Williamson, Memphis Slim, Willie Dixon, Mtt Murphy, Otis Spann, Muddy Waters, Victoria Spivey, and Big Joe Williams! (Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Later white label stereo pressing in a non-gatefold cover, with light wear and a mostly split spine.)
A sometimes-overlooked classic from the Rolling Stones – but that's maybe just because it's sometimes obscured in the shadow of Exile On Main Street, the record that immediately preceded it! And while it might be a stretch to some, we like to think of Goat's head as kind of a capper to that ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 80s pressing with barcode. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
One of the more obscure albums from the great Jack Scott – a set of more spiritual numbers, but still handled with a rocking undercurrent! (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Top Rank stereo pressing – a nice copy! Cover has some light wear, and a small number in one corner.)
John Abercrombie/Dave Holland/Jack DeJohnette —
Gateway 2 ... LP ECM, 1978. Near Mint- ...
The second effort from this trio – with Dave Holland on bass, Jack DeJohnette on piano and drums, and John Abercrombie on electric and acoustic guitars, and electric mandolin too! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)
Maynard Ferguson's looking a bit shaggy on the cover of this one, but his grooves are as tight as ever – and packed with a good degree of funk in the arrangements too! Maynard's returning here to the great territory of the MF Horn album – and using help from British arrangers that ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare Japanese-only live album from The Softones – one that's arguably even better than any of their work in the US! The group are working here in a style that really replicates the studio feel of the Philly scene of the time – in a live format, but with really tight instrumentation ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Count Basie and Quincy Jones were always a mighty mighty combination – and there's no finer proof of that fact than this sweet little set! Quincy had a way of swinging Basie's group even more than Neal Hefti did – really letting the piano step out front, and swinging the larger horn ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing. Cover has light staining along the spine.)
One of the most beautiful, personal albums we've ever heard from pianist Brad Mehldau – a set that gives away its concept right in the title – put together and performed during the month of April 2020 – surely one of the strangest on the planet in recent years! Mehldau mixes his ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the more obscure entries in the Brazilian music festival genre – with tracks by Olga De Xoala, Guiomar Bronzo, Fernando E Dione, Italo, 3 Toques De Atabques, and Queloande. (Brazil) LP, Vinyl record album
One of the more obscure records from the Jazz Jamboree Festival in the 60s – with work from a few unusual European talents! The set features one track by a quintet with Freddy Sunder on guitar and Jacques Pelzer on flute; two more by a quartet led by guitarist Andor Kovacs; one by the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and a split bottom seam. Record is nice.)
The group's led by William Sanchez – who wrote, arranged, and handled lead vocals – on titles that inlcude "La Chancleta", "Mas Cerca Es Mejor", "La Realidad", "Charanguero", "Amigo De Que", and "La Manguera". (Latin) LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has some light wear, but this is a nice copy.)
A rare return to recording for alto player Buster Smith – captured here in a setting that's even sharper than before! Smith has roots that go back to the 30s bands of Bennie Moten and Andy Kirk – but he also was an early boss of Charlie Parker, who claimed to be strongly influenced by ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has an ink stamp on the back and a light stain at the corner, but this is a nice copy overall.)
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 – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red & purple label pressing. Cover has a name in pen.)
Bill Withers' second album – even more wonderful than the first! The record's a perfect summation of all that made Bill so great – warm raspy vocals, sweet soulful production, mature songwriting, and just the right use of acoustic guitar to accent all the best elements in the music! ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Sterling stamp in the split front cover, with minimal wear.)
Giorgio Gaslini with Steve Lacy —
Grido ... LP Durium (Italy), Late 60s. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
A very cool set – one that features long tracks with plenty of room for solos – including excellent work from Steve Lacy on soprano sax – as well as Eraldo Volante on tenor, Dino Piana on trombone, and Sergio Fanni on trumpet! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has light wear in one corner, and a bit of splitting on a bottom seam, plus a Pathe Marconi sticker – but overall this is a nice clean copy.)
Art Lande & Jan Garbarek —
Red Lanta ... LP ECM, 1974. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
A standout moment from pianist Art Lande – maybe his best-remembered date for the ECM label – in part because the record features wonderful work from Jan Garbarek on flute, soprano, and bass saxophone! The simple duet mode is a bit different here than on other ECM dates – as ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
With Kenny Wheeler on trumpet and flugelhorn, Jan Garbarek on tenor and soprano sax, John Abercrombie on guitar, Dave Hollad on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and Ralph Towner on 12-string guitar. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
One of the great lost ones from Blue Note – hard to find in any pressing, and a killer hardbop session from the days when the label could crank them out with a quality unmatched by other labels! Clifford Jordan's leading an unusual group here – a septet, which is a bit of a change from ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UA pressing – a very nice copy. Cover has some light wear, and a light name on back – but overall this copy is nice and clean.)
70s album that compiles sides from 2 different Donald Byrd albums on Savoy – both from 1955, when Byrd was getting his start as a hard bop youngster, and both recorded with Frank Foster on tenor, Hank Jones on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums. Tracks are long, with a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)
Sonny Rollins —
Alfie ... LP Impulse, 1965. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A beautiful soundtrack to the dark British comedy of the same name – starring a young Michael Caine! You might expect it to be a bit schmaltzy, but it's pure jazz all the way through, and features strong inside playing by Rollins over lively orchestrations by Oliver Nelson – filled ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese gatefold pressing, with insert – IMP 88068. Cover has light aging, minimal wear.)
The second version of this final album from Lynyrd Skynyrd – with the background flames removed, after some of the group members died in a plane crash! Over the years, this image has oddly become more unusual than the first one – which has returned to circulation. Titles include " ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing. Cover has light wear, a sticker spot and a gold catalog number stamp.)
Features George Duke on keyboards, Jean-Luc Ponty on violin, and Jack Bruce on bass – and titles include Frank's classic "Don't Eat The Yellow Snow" – plus "Nanook Rubs It", "Father O'Blivion", "Cosmik Debris", "Exentrifugal Forz", " ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with SXT etch. Cover has light wear.)
A nice moody one from Nat's later years – with arrangements by Gordon Jenkins, and unusual titles that include "No I Don't Want Her", "Where Did Everybody Go", "If Love Ain't There", "Someone To Tell It To", and "I Keep Goin Back To Joe's". (Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a lightly bent corner, a half split spine, an ink stamp and a bit of pen on the back.)
Great material from the 78rpm years of Savoy Records – early singles by Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Illinois Jacquet, Ike Quebec, and John Hardee – sides that nicely skirt the worlds of bop and swing! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear. Vinyl is nice, but has a press flaw that clicks for a few spins during "Confessin".)
Fabulous is right! Bill's never sounded better – and the album's got a maturity of expression that pushes him way past his Kenton years! The tracks are all larger ensemble ones, arranged and partially written by Bill, and played by the group in a broad chromatic style that's very nice. ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Little Brother knob twirler gives tracks from Nas's God's Son LP a remixed, instrumental makeover. The result is really only related to the Nas album in name and inspiration. 9th Wonder's production is all about jazzy mellow soul, not at all the tough-as-nails street hop Salaam Remi and ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mighty collaboration between Stanley Clarke & George Duke – working here in a pairing that refueled both of their careers for the 80s! In previous years, both Clarke and Duke had a penchant for really stretching out in complex, experimental modes – but here, they're playing in a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Way before Sinatra first grabbed the "Chairman Of The Board" title for his own musical persona, Basie laid great claim to the tag with this tight little album for Roulette! The album's got the 50s Basie band working at the height of their powers – with original compositions written ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Emus pressing with plain text labels.)
Marisa Monte —
Mais ... LP EMI (Brazil), 1997. Near Mint- ...
Great stuff from Marisa Monte – and a record that's criss-crossed with influences, thanks to production by Arto Lindsay, and performances by Marc Ribot, Bernie Worrell, John Zorn, Ryuchi Sakamoto, Nana Vasconcelos, and Ed Motta! Maybe a bit slicker than American press hype would have you ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cool packaging – the cover has a bunch of die-cut "+"s that are still intact and there's a lyric insert. Cover has light wear, but looks great overall.)
Includes Piano Concerto No 1 In D Minor Op 15, Piano Concerto No 2 In B Flat Major Op 83, Piano Sonata No 2 In F Sharp Minor Op 2, Ballads Op 10, Piano Sonata No 3 In F Minor Op 5, Scherzo Op 4, Variations & Fugue On A Theme By Handel Op 24, and Variations On a Theme By Paganini Op 35. (Classical) LP, Vinyl record album
Features George Lewis on clarinet, Joe Watkins on drums, Alton Purnell on piano & vocals, Jim Robinson on trombone, Elmer Talbert on trumpet, and Lawrence Marrero on banjo. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow label Japanese reissue. Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)
Lots of nice guitar from Peruchin – leading a group here that features Jorge Macias on bass, Mario Fabian Sardinas on keyboards, Arnoldo Rey on drums, and Bernardo Bolanos and Armando Carmona on percussion! (Latin) LP, Vinyl record album
Long tracks with a nice jam session feel – all directed by the great Juan Pablo Torres! Features work from Manolo Fuere, Grupo Algo Nuevo, and Miguelito Cuni – on long tracks that include "El Manisero", "Fefita", and "Yo Si Como Candela". (Latin) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light weare – but this is a nice copy.)
A really wonderful assortment of work from the jazz club scene in Tokyo, mostly located around Ginza at the time – as you can see by the images on the cover! There's a nice variety of work here – including recordings from the groups of Shoji Suzuki, Aira Watanabe, Toru Mori, Hiroshi ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rehearsal material – done with Slam Stewart on bass and Tiny Grimes on guitar. Titles include "If I Had You", "Variations On A Theme By Flotow", and "Long Long Ago". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert, and in a blue cover with paste-on artwork. Top seam has a tiny bit of splitting, but this is a great copy overall.)
Herbie Hancock —
Sunlight ... LP Columbia, 1978. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
An overlooked little gem in Herbie Hancock's 70s catalog – and a sweet set of funky tunes that adds an R&B edge to the Headhunters sound! Herbie's playing a heck of a lot of keys on the set – from Arp to moog to Rhodes, and everything in between – but the album never gets too ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
An early world music/jazz collaboration production from Bill Laswell, a format he'd return to again and again in later years. For the most part, the tunes seem to be excursions on Musa Suso's native Gambian rhythms, plucked out as gentle arpeggios on the Kora, with Herbie's subtle keys and synths ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
"Until Spring" is an extended piece for a preprogrammed, multi-tracked analog synthesizer – running both sides of the record, and with some very nice moments! (Out Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a tracklist sticker, promo stamp, light wear, and aging.)
Jimmy Forrest —
Forrest Fire ... LP Prestige/New Jazz, Early 60s. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
One of the best records ever cut by hard St. Louis tenorman Jimmy Forrest – and a stripped down quartet side that has him playing with the trio of a young Larry Young! Young's not in his super-hip Blue Note mode yet, but he is a very strong soul jazz player capable of hitting some nice nice ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful work from pianist Errol Parker – working here in his early days in France, with rhythm backing by American players Roland Haynes on bass and Ron Jefferson on drums. The tracks are all originals – and perfectly show Parker's (as well as France's) preoccupation with complex ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, in a flipback cover! A nice copy!)
A nice range of tracks from Ahmad, and one that really illustrates the diversity of styles he was using in the 70s. Some cuts feature acoustic piano, and others electric – but the best moments are those when the groove gets nice and funky, with that spacey expanded tip that was used to push ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark crossover album – featuring Buddy Miles' mixed Freedom Express group, and a heavy jazz-rock sound that would soon dominate the charts with other groups. Buddy's drums are super-heavy, even if his vocals always get us the wrong way. Includes the original recording of "Them ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear and partially split top and bottom seams.)
A legendary compilation of work from the rare Transition label – home to artists like Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Joe Gordon, Art Blakey, Doug Watkins, and Donald Byrd. Or, we should say, home to these artists before it folded after a few years of putting out some of the best jazz of the mid 50s. ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Label has a sticker – and cover has masking tape on the seams.)
One of our favorite Thelonious Monk albums ever – a bare bones, no nonsense session that's filled with great work from tenorist Charlie Rouse! The record's filled with everything that's great about the Monk/Rouse team in these years – an incredible interplay between sax and piano, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s stereo pressing. Cover has a small split in the bottom seam and light staining.)
Rare takes on 60s material – with titles that include "Tombstone Blues", "Like A Rolling Stone", "It Takes A Lot To Laugh", "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window", and "Desolation Row". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing, in a red sleeve, with loose black and white artwork.)
Really wonderful work from Hubert Laws – maybe one of his greatest albums for CTI! The record has a laidback feel that's similar to most of Laws' other work for the label, but somehow the live setting also brings out a bit more edge – and gives the record a gently funky groove that's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing album – and the cornerstone of the CTI sound! The record's an incredibly baroque set of tracks from funky flautist Hubert Laws – featuring arrangements from Don Sebesky that mix complicated lines on flute with electric piano from Bob James, into a swirling mass of sound that' ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has gloss peel on the edges and and across the back.)