Lovely, out-of-time spiritual jazz — blurring into religiosity — recorded in Atlanta in 1987, year of Criminal Minded and Paid In Full, but guided by Trane, early Norman Connors, Leon Thomas, Lonnie Liston Smith.
‘Esoteric, modal and deep jazz from the European undergound, 1960-78.’ 180g double-LP.
Previously-unreleased album of psych-soul, dancefloor funk, soulful ballads — somewhere between Rotary Connection and 24 Carat Black — including highly-sought-after, Cali-funk-soul seven What About The Child.
The fiery, 1958, Latin Jazz rug-cutter — backed with the 1972, Purdie-propelled, fatback-funk version, from the Fritz The Cat soundtrack.
The unlikely Mexican jazz drummer, with influences from India, Egypt, Turkey, Brazil: ritual Latino chant, off-the-wall percussion dance, avant-garde psych, exotic waltz, religio-chamber jazz, you name it.
Tremendous retrospective of the protean, but neglected French jazzbo — pianist, composer, arranger, label-boss — choca with modal gems, a cathedral choir, The Creator Has A Masterplan, Madagascan field recordings…
With harpsichord, tubular bells and a fifteen-strong choir. Nods to luminaries like Bruno Nicolai, Michel Legrand and Serge Gainsbourg; also UK jazzmen Michael Garrick, Keith Mansfield and Alan Hawkshaw.
Steel guitar exotica by the virtuosic country and western session-man — great fun.
Late seventies LP (originally released on Seventy Seven) of funky rare groove and soulful ballads, highly coveted by collectors.
‘Hannibal’ Peterson out of sixties Texas — funky jazz, soul ballads and r and b showmanship Check the burning Our Groove, the haunting Five Foot Even, and a cracking Soul Brother Number One, to bring the house down.
Deeply grooving modal jazz from Minneapolis, 1970, the pet project of a jazz activist and nightclub-owner (and the bassist here) — with burning horns, Bobby Lyle and Hubert Eaves on keys.
‘Post-Coltrane progressive jazz of the highest order… combines modal, rhythmic and Afro-centric jazz with politics, spirituality and positive vibes… deep, esoteric spiritual jazz.’
Jazz, jazz, jazz.
This Sacramento session-musician backed a long list of blues and soul luminaries throughout the late fifties and sixties — before a club residency span into this cool mix of funky soul and organ-combo jazz.
A fine selection from recordings in France, Germany, Turkey, Yugoslavia and the US — his unsung saxophones and flute in settings from deeply spiritual, to funky, to hauntingly modal, and jazz to Middle Eastern.
From the Chicagoan’s 1955 ten for Debut, with Mingus, Tal Farlow and Oscar Pettiford — tasty, low-down and bluesy in the style of Dinah Washington and Billie Holiday.
The original is impossible to track down (and won’t hang around as this reissue, either). The second album from the man who gave us Keep It Up — classy early seventies soul, and another crucial Jazzman revive.
Exciting apocrypha from this occasional vocalist for James Brown.
The Jazzman sevens-triple-packs handily collected in one groovy package.