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submitted John & Jerry Case Sextet - Sextet Sessions. 3 days ago
posted a review of Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra* - We Travel The Space Ways. 7 days ago
It's hard to know how good or bad the recordings on some of these represses are, because the original may not be a lot better. Regardless, this is a really special Sun Ra. It has a lot of great players with great tunes. It's hard to pick favorites but ... See full review
posted a review of Gil Mellé - Mindscape. 2 months ago
One of the strangest releases on the Blue Note catalog. Gil takes a shot at new age after a break for 18 years, under an avant lens. Some parts are gentile and beautiful while others are dissonant. New Age often walks the line of magic or campy and this ... See full review
posted a comment on Wayne Shorter - The Collector. 3 months ago
Pretty much his ETC lp with different tracks. Heads up
posted a review of Mandré - Mandré. 4 months ago
It's always funny to me how records like this can remain so cheap and not even sought after. Pound for pound, you will be hardpressed to find a record as good as this for this type of money. If this would have been a private press (seems like they ... See full review
posted a review of The Putbacks* - The Putbacks. 4 months ago
A sleeper from 2018. This is an interesting record and not sure how I feel about it totally but I keep coming back to it since it came out. I think my uncertainty comes from that it covers too much ground. It's a mixed bag of well-written songs but they ... See full review
posted a comment on Freddie Hubbard - Open Sesame. 4 months ago
This record sounds really nice. It's a tad muddy and I felt like I could hear compression but I would buy re's a lot more if they sounded like this, ;) I also don't have an original to check it against but the vinyl is great. Comes with a paper and ... See full review
posted a review of Pat LaBarbera Quartet - Virgo Dance. 6 months ago
This is one of those sleeper records that will eventually get 'found' and then sell for more. The full thing is contemporary vibe but hits a lot on the modal and spiritual side of things. It's worth checking out, I think YouTube has some clips up now.
posted a review of Spider Burks Presents Leo’s Five - Direct From The Blue Note Club. 6 months ago
Really interesting and unique record. "Are You Real" is a dreamy jazz organ song, slow, dreamy... sounds like if a r+b act turned jazz or something. The second track follows suit. The third track is more up tempo, swings... most of the record is between ... See full review
submitted James Brown - For Your Precious Love. 6 months ago
posted a review of Donald Byrd - Slow Drag. 6 months ago
An overlooked jem in the Byrd catalog. I have owned a large amount of his records and this is up at the top with Kofi, Knights, etc. Byrd went through a lot of styles, etc but this is some of his finest. It's not overly innovative or anything (at times ... See full review
posted a comment on The Ray Tabs Trio Introducing Sandra Mandella The Songs And Music Of Raphael Chicorel - I'm In Love With You. 6 months ago
Lounge jazz record with some breaks, nice power piano vibes, and some decent songs if this is your bag. Record one is mainly Sandra on vocals and not my thing. Record two is the better, more instrumentals and interesting. The pressing is a tad shoddy.
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posted a review of Walter Bishop, Jr.'s 4th Cycle - Keeper Of My Soul. 7 months ago
One of my favorite soul jazz records. Walter Bishop tears it up while is full band keeps up with him. I really enjoy Woody Murray (vibes) on this, he has played on a lot of other great records. Ronnie Laws is wonderful, the whole band plays really well ... See full review
posted a review of Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* - Live!. 7 months ago
Normally am not a big fan of live dates, this one sounds okay, it's not the best or worst sounding. For sure listenable. I picked this up because of the players. That should que you in on what vibe this will be. It's agressive. New World is a shit storm ... See full review
posted a review of Rahni Song Presents Kingdom (4) - Amazing. 8 months ago
Great gospel with an 80s funk vibe. Overall wonderful but not solid back to back
submitted Yusef Lateef - 10 Years Hence. 8 months ago
posted a review of Kaidi Tatham - It's A World Before You. 8 months ago
Kaidi Tatham has been putting out phenomenal music under many monikers for a long time. A lot of musicians loose focus, direction, etc but he seems to keep getting better. I really enjoyed his 2017 releases but I have to say that this record is one of ... See full review
posted a comment on Release Music Orchestra - Garuda. 10 months ago
My second favorite after "Get the Ball" which is untouchable. This record came out one year before that and has some of the same spirit, but overall it's uptempo, which isn't normally my bag. This still has some great moments for me and superb playing, ... See full review
posted a review of Steve Hillage - Green. 10 months ago
This isn't my kind of thing but Hillage really hit's the spot here. He covers a lot of moods and feelings primarily under the prog umbrella but you can hear influences from all over the map. He makes them all his own, avoiding the cheesy pitfalls. I can ... See full review
posted a review of Azanyah - The One. 10 months ago
Great private spiritual business with sparse vocals. First side is strong with an overall mellow groove. Reminds me of something on Nimbus or something you would expect from California. Strong effort and for sure a keeper.
posted a comment on John Blair - Momma Said Shut-Up. 10 months ago
Straight up Roy Ayers style. Great boogie funk track with fat bass. Some violins in the mix which is a tad odd but everything else is in the pocket.
posted a review that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Mokira - Chill Out. about 1 year ago
Chill out.
posted a review of Bernt Rosengren - Notes From Underground. about 1 year ago
Great LP that lives up to the hype. A spiritually charged session with all the players at the top of their game. Bobo Stenson and Okay Temiz really amaze me.
posted a review of Jackie McLean - It's Time!. about 1 year ago
Recently picked up a mono copy. This has been on my want list and Charles Tolliver is a personal favorite. Feel like I have to say Hancock, Cecil McBee and Roy Haynes are pure class too. “It’s Time” is a a great fusion of hard bop with avant-leanings. ... See full review
posted a review of Tony Scott (2) And The Indonesian All Stars* - Djanger Bali. about 1 year ago
Tony “Yoga and Zen” Scott has put out a lot of decent records but this is my favorite. Most of the record is deep Eastern modal business with a couple crap oldtimey sounding tracks. I call them “ragtime” because I imagine a Michigan J Frog in a top hat ... See full review
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posted a review of Booker Ervin - Back From The Gig. about 1 year ago
I think I am close to having the entire series of these. I always thought that they were reissues, and some are, but titles like this are all original material issued for the first time. I got this sealed for around ten dollars which is great by me. The ... See full review
posted a review of Harold Johnson Sextet - House On Elm Street. about 1 year ago
Really powerful souljazz lp with some modal moments that are magical. Great playing overall. Has that soul lounge/club style. Moses and Delores are my favorites on here.
posted a comment on Robert Lowe - Double Dip. about 1 year ago
Can You Use It is a boogie orientated track with a vocoder in Roy Ayers mode. The rest is a contemporary soul/jazz outing (1985). Very listenable and enjoyable but not essential material. 3.5 out of 5 range for me.
posted a review of Spacetime Continuum - Double Fine Zone. about 1 year ago
The late 90's was a magical time for a electronic music. It was still the wild west back then and Jonah Sharp was in full exploration mode with some great projects. This particular album holds a sweet spot for me because it hits a lot sweet spots for me. ... See full review
posted a review of 7FO - Moment (Selected Works 2012​-​2017). about 1 year ago
Great ambient with a contemporary feel. Nice deeper tones that give it a dub-like feel. Great music to relax to. Very visual and graphic, great textures and moves, rarely staying in the same place. For sure one of the best releases of the year so far for ... See full review
posted a review of The Howard Hanger Trio - A Child is Born. about 1 year ago
AKA. "The NAS cover" I have to admit I don't play this a lot bc of the noisy pressing/wax. Overall a very deep modal vibe, some may say spiritual even. First track, Scarborough Fair, is deep and moody and enjoyable even though I am not a fan of covers. ... See full review
submitted Jon Hazilla Trio - Chicplacity. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Charli Persip And Superband (II)* - In Case You Missed It. about 1 year ago
Bobby Watson's "In Case You Missed It" is a wonderful slice of big band jazz in a contemporary setting. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers also play this song on "Album of the Year" The rest of the record is decent as well. This record feels ... See full review
posted a review of Haze (14) - Haze. about 1 year ago
Decent soul record in Earth Wind and Fire modes. No bad tracks and a couple of nice ones. MPLS private press.
posted a review of Intrigue - Fly Girl. about 1 year ago
A Burgess/Davenport overlooked diamond in the rough. It has a lot of emotion and depth, like most of their productions. What I love about this track is the slow build. The 3/4 break kinda let's the track down but it comes back strong with vocoders, etc. ... See full review
posted a review of Nikki Sudden & Dave Kusworth, Jacobites* - The Ragged School. about 1 year ago
Great folk rock record from 86. A bit of Dylan, Rolling Stones with a punk feel. Fans of mentioned bands or Elliot Smith should take note.
posted a review of Masabumi Kikuchi - Susto. about 1 year ago
This is a really great lp for the price. Great players. It reminds me of Miles Davis electric era but pushed forward and with some great sounds. It has more of a dance feel on some of the songs and from what I gather, this was played out in clubs back ... See full review
posted a review of Roland Kirk - Volunteered Slavery. about 1 year ago
This contains a lot of good music but Spirits up above is a MF. It's one of my favorites of his. My only criticism of his taste was his love for covers. It could have been label influence but I wonder bc the large amount of them. I have to admit that he ... See full review
posted a review of Roland Kirk - Left & Right. about 1 year ago
"Listen with all your might, listen!"
One of my favorites from him. Very dreamy track Expansions gives tribute to the greats.
A lot of great players on here including Alice Coltrane for Expansions. Side B is primarily covers.
posted a review of Roland Kirk - Gifts & Messages. about 1 year ago
This is around the time where my ears perk up. He is in modal mode with some eastern influence. Check the tracks Petite Fleur, Gifts and Messages (one of his signature songs). "The heart that cannot laugh cannot sing"
posted a review of Rahsaan Roland Kirk* - The Return Of The 5000 Lb. Man. about 1 year ago
A later RRK lp that I love. Normally I go straight to the B side on this but checking out the A side now but it's okay. Dorn still on production.
Side B he does Goodbye Pork Pie Hat and it is undeniable. I remember playing this at work and people asking ... See full review
posted a review of John Abercrombie, Jan Hammer, Jack De Johnette* - Timeless. about 1 year ago
Some "cat" that calls himself Jan Hammer shows us his skills on this one. This was one of my first ECM records and this sealed the deal for me. The first track is breakneck speeds and half way through it breaks down into this gurgling funk groove with ... See full review
posted a review of Yusef Lateef - Jazz Mood. about 1 year ago
I always thought that Before Dawn was his first but I was very wrong. This is according to the internet.
Listen to Morning on this and hear his genius. One of my favorite jazz tracks ever.
posted a review of Yusef Lateef - The Dreamer. about 1 year ago
Terry Pollard plays piano on here. She played a lot around Detroit and with Terry Gibbs. Great playing all around on this. It's a bit moody, how I like it.
posted a review of Yusef Lateef - This Is Yusef Lateef. about 1 year ago
It's a bit more mainstream sounding for him. Still enjoyable with his oboe and all.
posted a review of Yusef Lateef - The Centaur And The Phoenix. about 1 year ago
One thing that Yusef Lateef wasn't afraid of was switching his band. He has a completely new crew here with some amazing players. The album is a mix of modal and hardbop tunes. I prefer the slower modal tracks myself. He is still playing with a more ... See full review
posted a review of Yusef Lateef - Eastern Sounds. about 1 year ago
I really think Lateef's influence was substantial on Coltrane. Lateef was incorporating Eastern styles / microtonal and polytonal playing early on those Savoy LPs in the late 50s while Coltrane was more traditional in approach. Both had solo lp's in ... See full review