Strata-Gemma: "Strata-Gemma" LP
Strata-Gemma's eponymous debut album is set to provide a soundtrack to 2018. The trio hail from Modena, the Northern Italian motor city. As with the Ferrari and Maserati cars that are designed and manufactured in Modena, Strata-Gemma produce a music...
Nick Pride & The Pimptones: "Midnight Feast Of Jazz" LP
With this album Nick Pride & The Pimptones prove their growing maturity and attention to stylistic detail, providing an engaging listen from start to finish. In uptempo funk monster “Come And Get It” The Pimptones immediately provide a clear demonstration...
Peter Brötzmann and Heather Leigh: "Sparrow Nights" LP
LP version; Comes in a heavy, '60s style tip-on cover. Sparrow Nights is the first studio album from the furious duo of pedal steel player Heather Leigh and saxophone legend Peter Brötzmann. Their collaboration has quickly gained a well-earned reputation for their cutting-edge music and...
Azanyah: "The One" LP
Suffused with spiritual uplift but lacking any saccharine in either content or production values, Azanyah communicates in a language that harks back to the great message bearers of an earlier time: the musical language of Coltrane, Pharaoh and their fellow travelers, musicians who had journeyed...
VA: "Musique Experimentale" LP
Cacophonic present a reissue of Musique Expérimentale, originally released in 1962. Further concrète explorations from the second generation of forward-thinking sonic auteurs that would push the boundaries of experimental music known collectively as the Groupe de Recherches Musicales, founded by Pierre Schaeffer. Having...
Myles Sanko: "Just Being Me" LP
This is the third album by UK-based singer/songwriter, Myles Sanko, who originally hails from Accra in Ghana and debuted in 2014 with an LP called 'Forever Dreaming.' For various reasons, that particular album passed me by (though it was reviewed at...
Beverly Glenn-Copeland: "Beverly Glenn-Copeland" LP
Label: Super-Sonic Jazz Genre: Jazz Release Date: 3/23/2018 Article: F_0875 Super-Sonic Jazz present a reissue of Beverly Glenn-Copeland's self-titled debut album, originally released on the Canadian GRT imprint in 1970. The debut release by Afro-Canadian singer, songwriter, and cult figure within new...
Bobby Jackson: "The Café Extra-Ordinaire Story" LP
Label: Jazzman Records Genre: Jazz Release Date: 7/20/2010 Article: F_0897 LP version, pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl. Limited, numbered edition of 1000 copies.
Davis/Monk: "Miles & Monk At Newport" LP
Cornbread Records present a reissue of Miles & Monk At Newport by The Miles Davis Sextet and The Thelonious Monk Quartet, originally released in 1963. Featuring the Miles Davis Sextet and the Thelonious Monk Quartet recorded in 1958 and 1963, respectively, this classic album features...
Tumi Mogorosi: "Project ELO" LP
Breathtaking contemporary spiritual jazz from South Africa. When Tumi Mogorosi composed this suite for jazz musicians and opera vocalists, he had never heard the previous successful attempts by Donald Byrd, Max Roach or Mary Lou Williams to combine these seemingly "unfriendly" aesthetics. Tumi, born in 1987 and...
VA: "A New Life: Private, Independent and Youth Jazz in Great Britain 1966-1990" LP
Jazzman Records presents some of the rarest and wildest British jazz ever recorded! The major stars of British jazz such as Stan Tracey, Michael Garrick, and Joe Harriott are now rightly recognized as the giants they were, and the legendary Brit jazz recordings of...
Motohiko Hamase: "Reminiscence" LP
Remiscencescores a decent prize at online vinyl-selling platforms and it is worth every penny! It's a perfect "refuge from nasty reality", as the glorious British 20jazzfunkgreats blog once said. And it comes from a man that knows his trade: bass...
Thelonious Monk: "Portraits: Thelonious Monk" LP
One of the greatest visionary in jazz history, Thelonious Monk, caught here in different formations -- solo, trio, quartet, and quintet -- including saxophone masters such as Coleman Hawkins, Johnny Griffin, and John Coltrane. Includes selections from Thelonious Monk Trio (1954), Monk's Music (1957), Brilliant Corners (1957), Misterioso (1958), and Thelonious Himself (1957). Label: Portraits...
Akira Sakata: "The Tale of the Heike" LP
Label: Trost Genre: Jazz Release Date: 6/17/2016 Article: F_0993 Akira Sakata, a legendary Japanese jazz musician active since the early '70s (Yosuke Yamashita Trio, Akira Sakata Trio) and a marine biologist, has toured and recorded with The Thing, Jim O'Rourke, Bill Laswell, Merzbow, Chikamorachi, et al. The Tale...
Infinite Sound: "Contemporary African-Amerikan Music" LP
Label: Aguirre Records Genre: Jazz Release Date: 11/2/2018 Article: F_1002 This is conscious free jazz featuring Roland P. Young, originally released in 1975 on the eclectic 1750 Arch records. "'1750 Arch was a beautiful Spanish-style hacienda,'recalls Young. 'It had a recording studio...
Ornette Coleman Trio: "Live Manchester Free Trade Hall 1966" CD
Ornette Coleman Trio, live at the Manchester Free Trade Hall on May 14th, 1966. Ornette Coleman formed a new trio with bassist David Izenzon and drummer Charles Moffett in October 1961. As the decade progressed, they expanded their musical palette to include trumpet and...
Brom: "Sunstroke" LP
Genre: Jazz Label: Trost Release Date: 11/23/2018 Article: F_1041 LP version. A young, super-tight and intense power trio from Moscow, Brom genuinely push heavily, crossing over among improv, noise-rock and free jazz with Sunstroke. "One of the most amazing mixes of musical elements I have heard in...