With McCoy Tyner, Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones, in 1963.
The one-off is a bonafide Japanese issue in mint condition, obi intact.
1957 quintet with John Coltrane and Donald Byrd, released by Prestige in 1960. The sixteen-minute title-track features stunning solo piano… mellow and bluesy.
From 1961, featuring Charlie Rouse… though the stand-out is Just A Gigolo, by Monk solo.
His piercingly atmospheric soundtrack to this film released as Frantic in the US, better known here as Lift To The Scaffold. A neglected Miles, with some of his very best playing. Highly recommended.
Tremendous gospel set from the jump blues giant, from 1959 (the year of his Monterey Festival triumph fronting Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins and co).
Four MT originals recorded in January 1962 with Elvin Jones and Art Davis (so it’s the JC quartet without JC, reining things in a little).
Fresh, sexy, cool original-soundtrack to the Jean Luc Godard’s 1960 masterpiece. The superb pianist had already worked with Django Reinhardt, Sidney Bechet and Don Byas, among others. Lovely.
The undisputed jazz classic, recorded live at The Village Vanguard in New York on June 25, 1961. With Scott LaFaro — ten days before his death in a car accident — and Paul Motian. DMM, 45rpm.
Live at the Jazz Workshop in San Francisco, at the close of 1961. Jackie Mac is in terrific form. Tearing version of Una Mas a year before the Blue Note. Leroy Vinnegar, Walter Bishop, Art Taylor.
London recordings, 1938-46, following the group from early years towards disbandment in 1948, and featuring the incredible violin work of Stephane Grappelli.
1930s recordings from both Paris and London, including masterpieces like Djangology and Ultrafox.
His 1962 electronic masterpiece based on the Tibetan Book Of The Dead, mapping the passage of the soul from death to reincarnation.
The second of two records issuing from 1962 sessions with Big Joe Williams, Memphis Slim, Roosevelt Sykes, and Lonnie Johnson (and Bob Dylan on harmonica). Originally released on VS’s own Spivey imprint.
From 1962. VS, Roosevelt Sykes, Lonnie Johnson — and Big Joe Williams with Bob Dylan on harmonica and back-up vocals. ‘Now that’s a record that I hear from time to time and I don’t mind listening to it,’ says Dylan.
The 1962 album debut which propelled the eighteen-year-old to iconic stardom, kicking off with the hit Tous Les Garcons Et Les Filles.
A reissue of the 1962 double-header, with Feldman’s Durations on one side, three EB’s on the flip, David Tudor playing piano throughout.
Eastern jazz from 1962, with Gary Peacock and Bud Shank. Including improvisations on Shankar’s theme for Pather Panchali — what a great film — and two traditional Indian works, Carnatic and Hindustani both.
His Western debut, recorded in London in 1956: amongst his very best albums, conceived as a kind of introduction to his music. With Chatur Lal, one of the greatest tabla players of all time.