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  • With long-standing stints in Tower of Power and Santana, Chester Thompson just might be the most decorated and distinguished keyboardist in all of rock and R&B, let alone of the Bay Area musical scene It's little wonder that this 1971 album, then, is one of the rarest and most coveted albums on the highly collectible Black...
  • The follow-up to his Nonesuch debut, Satin Doll, released earlier this year, DRM features Gendel’s solo musical experiments with vintage instruments such as a forty-year-old Electro Harmonix DRM32 drum machine, antique synthesizers, and a sixty-year-old nylon-string guitar—accompanied by his voice While Satin Doll was a...
  • “Profile” is the first and only Ken Rhodes LP as a leader This intimate and rare recording captures an explosive concoction between a blues attitude, a jazz approach and a funky swing Though an acoustic performance, this LP offers overwhelming grooves, breaks as well as introspective moments The upbeat and funky title track...
  • We're delighted to announce the reissue one the most sought-after European private press spiritual jazz albums: The Magnetic Atmospher by Clarence Peters Quartet Never reissued in its entirety before, The Magnetic Atmosphere is a solid album of deep, post modal spiritual jazz that will appeal to fans of the Strata East, Tribe, and...
  • Fire! tracking new paths and reaching new levels of excellence, still honoring their 12-year-old vow of presenting a fresh approach to improvised music Their debut album, You Liked Me Five Minutes Ago, was released in 2009 to wide international acclaim "The basic strategy of pairing the expressive energy of free jazz with a sturdy...
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    Dorothy Ashby was an American jazz harpist, one of the very few who used her instrument to play credible jazz and bebop First studying as a pianist at Wayne State University and later, in 1952, switching to harp She recorded eleven albums for different jazz labels, like Savoy and Prestige Dorothy also guested as a studio...
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    Astro Black has long been known as a cornerstone of the Ra catalog It is well recorded, features a superb Arkestral lineup, and successfully combines several of the styles in which Sun Ra orbited, from Saturnic jazz to astro-funk Pressed on astro black vinyl at Third Man Pressing and packaged with new cover art with liner notes by...
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    Down At Dawn present a reissue of Booker Little's self-titled album, originally released in 1960 Trumpet genius Booker Little appeared on many seminal records such as Max Roach's We Insist! (1961), Eric Dolphy's Far Cry (1962), and John Coltrane's Africa / Brass (1961) Recorded in 1960 for the Time label, this is Booker Little's...
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    Down At Dawn present a reissue of Abbey Lincoln's Straight Ahead, originally released in 1961 Abbey Lincoln, often remembered for her seminal work with Max Roach, was a powerful performer and indeed one of the greatest jazz voices of all time Straight Ahead stands as one her best albums Lincoln is matched here by an ultra-stellar...
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    2020 restock Originally issued in the historic BYG Actuel series, around 1970 Title translated: "One Morning I Waked Up Very Early" "One of the first trombonists to explore free jazz, Grachan Moncur III recorded this album at the Studio Saravah in Paris on September 10th and November 4th, 1969 Featuring Fernando Martins (piano),...
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    2021 restock Featuring Frank Foster (soprano sax), Oliver Lake (alto sax), Jimmy Vass (alto sax), Youseff Yancy (trumpet, flugelhorn, theremin, various electro-acoustical sound manipulating devices), Don Pullen (piano), Monnette Sudler (guitar), Cecil McBee (bass), Hamiet Bluiett (baritone sax), Arthur Blythe (alto sax), Fred...
  • Eargong Records present a reissue of Mike Osborne's Outback, originally released in 1970 Alto saxophonist Mike Osborne has been one of British jazz's most intense players A unique alto sax voice that enhanced the music of great bands such as Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath, Mike Westbrook, Harry Miller's Isipingo, Mike...
  • Eargong Records present the first vinyl reissue of Howard Riley's Flight, originally released in 1971 This landmark recording sees pianist Howard Riley with two of the greatest European improvisers Barry Guy on bass and Tony Oxley on drums literally reinventing the piano trio format This is deeply explorative music beyond time and...
  • This is the first reissue of the first album “NORIKI” by the fusion group NORIKI, which was formed in 1983 by keyboard player and arranger Kanekazu Nogi, who has played on the albums and tours of famous musicians such as Tatsuro Yamashita and Yasuko...
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    Takeshi Inomata, a master drummer who has always been exploring new horizons, released another masterpiece from the golden age of jazz-rock The music is funky and groovy as if to provoke the listener He leads Sound Limited, a great group that played a role in the development of Japanese jazz-rock, in pushing the limits of the...
  • Hiro Yanagida, Jiro Inagaki, Takeshi Inomata, Akira Ishikawa, Kimio Mizutani… A compilation album by pioneering Japanese jazz/new rock artists (’71) This is a masterpiece of the early 1970s when Japanese jazz/rock was at its most innovative and groundbreaking as if the radical atmosphere of the time was condensed at once The...
  • Jazz is a conversation—an exchange of ideas between players, as well as between band and audience Aside from pointing out, via the title’s wry joke, that the genre is very much alive, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge’s Jazz is Dead series has also revealed that jazz is a vital dialogue spanning generations and genres,...
  • DAVE REMPIS (alto / tenor / baritone saxophones), TASHI DORJI (guitar) and TYLER DAMON (drums) recorded October 13th, 2018 at Elastic Arts in Chicago and October 14th, 2018 at The Sugar Maple in Milwaukee,...
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    Tony Fruscella was an under-recorded mellow, lyrical, cool jazz trumpeter (think Chet Baker) He unfortunately lived a similarly addictive lifestyle that led to his tragically premature death in 1969 His cool tone, influenced by Miles Davis and swing-era veteran Joe Thomas, made him a sideman in the early '50s for artists like...
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    First released in 2004 under the pseudonym ‘Phynix’, Primal Prayer’s 8 tracks are a wildly creative fusion of jazz, world, dance and classical influences Sonically the album is almost without comparison, a life-affirming acknowledgement of the many paths we humans walk to enable us to open our hearts and lives to each other...
  • In 1970 Miles Davis released “Bitches Brew”, which crystalised the trumpeter and bandleader’sexperiments in rhythm, electronics and musical structure which he had been building on over the previous three years The album has since become one of the most influential in musical history and was joined over the next couple of...
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    Alice Coltrane's 1969 jazz-fusion album 'Huntington Ashram Monastery' sees a vinyl reissue, cut loud and mastered at 45rpm for maximum sound...
  • An amazing loft tape find of a Norwegian Jazz concert suite taped at Molde Jazz Festival 1973, Christian Reim's sextet Mona Lisa features Norway's top jazzmen at the time and its a rollercoaster post-bop showcase with influences from modal and spiritual jazz with folk undertones and pop psychedelia, one of a kind, never previously...
  • 'Nuff Said! Is an album by Jazz singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone In 1969, the album was placed on peak 44 in R&B Albums Chart The album received an Emmy nomination and featured one of Nina's biggest hits in Europe: "Ain't Got No, I Got Life" On the album are great songs like "In The Morning", "Please Read Me", "Gin...
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    Recorded in New York in 1967, Silk & Soul is Nina Simone's second album for RCA Despite arrangements that don't always best suit her voice, this album does contain classics "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free", which would become a Civil Rights anthem and "It Be's That Way Sometimes", written by her brother Sam Waymon...
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    Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967) can rightfully be called a true classic in both Soul and Blues genres The album is a showcase for the intensity of Nina's soulful croon and demanding piano skills, accompanied by a marvelous backing band with Eric Gale and Rudy Stevenson on guitar, Bob Bushnell on bass, drummer Bernard 'Pretty'...
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    On Madlib’s Medicine Show #7 – High Jazz is an appearance by a band called the Jahari Masamba Unit, whose name makes them sound like a bygone ensemble from the annals of Strata-East Records But it’s actually the alias of producers Madlib and Karriem Riggins, whose work blends funk, hip-hop, and jazz with thrilling results...
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    A great 1969 jazz rock LP gets reissued on vinyl with 45rpm mastering for the best possible...
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    This is one of the last Chet Baker (trumpet) long players recorded in the States prior to the artist relocating to Europe in the early '60s Likewise, the eight-tune collection was the final effort issued during his brief association with the Riverside Records imprint The project was undoubtedly spurred on by the overwhelming...
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    Chet Baker's West Coast cool comes to the Big Apple on Chet Baker in New York The project would be Baker's first -- in a four album deal -- with the Big Apple-based Riverside Records The bicoastal artist incorporates his decidedly undernourished sound and laid-back phrasing into the styling of Al Haig (piano), Johnny...
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    Chet is an album by jazz trumpeter Chet Baker first released in 1959 The record is sometimes subtitled The Lyrical Trumpet of Chet Baker Chet features performances by Baker with flautist Herbie Mann, saxophonist Pepper Adams, pianist Bill Evans, guitarist Kenny Burrell, bassist Paul Chambers, and either Connie...
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    A body of work that’s been half a decade in the making A cohesion of three musical visionaries A combination of elegance, subtlety and sophistication; where jazz, electronics and strings coalesce in a perfect union ‘Promises: Chapter I’ is a collaborative record by electronic artist and composer Floating Points (aka Sam...
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    Legendary Sun Ra bassist Ronnie Boykins stepped out on his own for his first and only release as a leader on The Will Come, Is Now He was invited by ESP in 1964 to record his own album, and in February 1974, he told ESP that he was finally ready, and the session took place later that month This recording not only features Boykins'...
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    ESP-Disk present a vinyl reissue of Henry Grimes Trio's The Call, originally released in 1966 It has occasionally been assumed that Henry Grimes got this December 28, 1965 recording date as a reward for his long service in the avant-garde of jazz Having already honed his musical conception with a varied range of players, from...
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    Souffle Continu Records present the first vinyl reissue of Sahib Shihab + Jef Gilson Unit's La Marche Dans Le Désert, originally released in 1972 A few months after having released Le Massacre Du Printemps, Jef Gilson was back behind his keyboards heading up his Unit This time he was joined by Sahib Shihab The caravan passes by,...
  • ROSCOE MITCHELL (reeds) and MIKE REED (drums, electronics) recorded by MICHAEL HUON at the Oorstof concert series, Zuiderpershuis, Antwerp, Belgium, October 22, 2015 Artwork by Roscoe...
  • Coma World is a new collaboration between Maxwell Hallett, aka Betamax (The Comet Is Coming, Soccer96) and Pete Bennie (Speaker's Corner Quartet) bringing together their potent chemistry in an intoxicating debut LP Betamax drives the duo with his signature "rhythmadelic" drum rapture as Pete elegantly pummels bass tones into an...
  • Souffle Continu Records present the first vinyl reissue of Jef Gilson's Le Massacre Du Printemps, originally released in 1971 In 1971, the day after the death of Igor Stravinsky, Jef Gilson, and his Unit (Pierre Moret and Jean-Claude Pourtier) made this curious homage to classical music It is jazz, contemporary, and...
  • OTOROKU reissue Evan Parker's first solo LP Saxophone Solos Recorded by Martin Davidson in 1975 at the Unity Theatre in London, at that time the preferred concert venue of the Musicians' Co-operative, Parker's densely woven and often cyclical style has yet to form; instead throaty murmurs appear under rough-hewn whistles and calls...
  • Originally recorded and released in 1980, Six of One beautifully captures the detail in Evan Parker's high frequency split tones for which he is now perhaps better known Five years on from Saxophone Solos and with circular breathing and polyphonics well-worn into his live performances, Parker's experiments here produce sustained...
  • A quintessential work of Japanese big band jazz recorded by the New Herd, headed by one of Japan’s foremost jazz musicians, Toshiyuki Miyama It is a further concretized continuation of Miyama’s exploration of ‘Wa (Japanese) jazz’ that drove his previous record, ‘Nio and Pigeon’ By intentionally eschewing the use of...
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    Gianni Brezzo - the Jazz affiliated band/studio project, headed by Cologne-based producer, multi-instrumentalist and musical mastermind Marvin Horsch - hereby presents the Jakarta Records debut "The Awakening; a record not only showcasing Brezzo’s versatile but still jazz focused approach and style but also displaying Horsch’s...
  • The Content Label presents an evocative album titled Mirror World by Budapest based beat-maker Kovacs the Hun Born Nándor Kürtössy in northern Hungary, Kovacs is known for his groundbreaking album Five Finger Discount under the name Savages, and his involvement with the musical project Savages y Suefo Mirror World features a...
  • Tone Poem is the third full-length album by Charles Lloyd & The Marvels, the genre-straddling quintet that features the master saxophonist with Bill Frisell on guitar, Greg Leisz on pedal steel guitar, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Eric Harland on drums Following the band’s 2016 debut I Love To See You and their 2018...
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    Few musicians have embodied the romantic, and ultimately tragic, jazz figure as totally as Chesney "Chet" Baker Unschooled yet eloquent in his music, the Baker mystique has only reinforced one of the most haunting trumpet styles and ingenuous singing approaches Chet Baker Sings: It Could Happen To You is his classic 1958 vocal...
  • Sun Bear Concerts – the acclaimed, 1978 box set from jazz pianist Keith Jarrett – is making its way back to vinyl for the first time in more than 40 years Available February 19 via ECM, the 10-LP set includes five complete solo concerts by Jarrett, captured in Japan in November 1976 Limited to 2000 copies, the...
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    Official replica re-issue of a South African jazz-funk rarity from Teaspoon & The Waves Released in 1977 on Soul Jazz Pop, a subsidiary label of Mavuthela Music Company / Gallo, Teaspoon & The Waves’ self-titled album is an absolute masterpiece Best known for the song 'Oh Yeh Soweto’, which is an astonishing...
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    To catch the attention of our discerning, critical and cynical ears, any demos that people send to us here at Jazzman have to be pretty damn good Yes they all get listened to, but very few make it this far as an official Jazzman CD and vinyl release In fact the last time we released some recently-recorded music was a couple of...
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