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submitted Joe Bataan - Crystal Blue Persuasion / Crystal Blue Persuasion. over 3 years ago
submitted The Philadelphia Jazz Ensemble - Live!. over 3 years ago
submitted Solstice (18) - Solstice (1977) +2. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Bob Thiele Emergency / Rosko - Lament For John Coltrane / A Love Supreme. over 4 years ago
A promo/sampler from Bob Thiele Emergency's Head Start album. No dates are given, but this must have been released at the time of the album, which was 1969. Uncredited on the Rosko side is Joe Farrell, who accompanies Rosko's narration on flute.
submitted Bob Thiele Emergency / Rosko - Lament For John Coltrane / A Love Supreme. over 4 years ago
submitted Özay Fecht - Moves. over 4 years ago
submitted Roy Brooks - The Smart Set. over 4 years ago
submitted Priscilla Rollins - Untitled. over 4 years ago
submitted Rich Prioste Featuring Stanley Jordan, Randy Greer - Realized Dream - Gunn High School Jazz Reunion. over 4 years ago
submitted Sun Ra - Sun Ra Centennial 1914-2014 - Prophetika Memorial Souvenir. over 4 years ago
submitted The New Rotary Connection* - Hey, Love. over 4 years ago
submitted Lula Côrtes E Zé Ramalho - Paêbirú. over 4 years ago
submitted Sun Ra & His Astro-Infinity Arkestra* - Other Strange Worlds. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on The Al Bruno Quintet - The Al Bruno Quintet - Volume One. over 5 years ago
Trivial observation: The cover of this album is the same stock photograph as the cover of The Black Star Ensemble's ‎ "Clifford Brown - Delaware Heritage Concert", also released on the same label.
submitted Creative Arts Ensemble - New Horizons. over 5 years ago
posted a comment on The Black Star Ensemble - Clifford Brown - Delaware Heritage Concert. over 5 years ago
Track B6 "Ornithology" Is a recording made of Clifford Brown by his teacher Robert 'Boysie' Lowery, being played to the audience. This recording is extremely crackly, which suggests it was some kind of acetate being played. Next to this track's listing ... See full review
posted a comment on The Al Bruno Quintet - The Al Bruno Quintet - Volume One. over 5 years ago
This album could have been released as early as 1967. It might have been released later, but from what I can dig up it was definitely released in the late '60s, but no earlier than Al Bruno's freshman year of 1967.
submitted The Al Bruno Quintet - The Al Bruno Quintet - Volume One. over 5 years ago
submitted Lorez Alexandria - How Will I Remember You?. over 5 years ago
submitted Bill Evans - The Complete Fantasy Recordings. over 5 years ago
submitted Cecil McBee - Mutima. over 5 years ago
submitted John Paynter, Peter Aston & Various - Sound And Silence. over 5 years ago
submitted Bethlehem Progressive Ensemble - Mod Lit. over 5 years ago
submitted Gus Williams, Robert Harris (6) - An Historical Narrative - The Black Bill Of Rights. over 6 years ago
submitted Terry McDonald (2) - State Street Of Affairs. over 6 years ago
submitted The Prime Element - Alborada. over 6 years ago
submitted The Paris Smith Quintet - Thought Seeds. over 6 years ago
submitted M'Boom* - Re:Percussion. over 6 years ago
posted a comment on Lloyd Miller - Jazz At The U. Of U. Volume II. over 6 years ago
Only 300 copies pressed by Wakefield in Arizona, USA. Initially issued in a plain white jacket, to which Miller later pasted a photograph of himself taken at the International Jazz Festival in Bilzen, Belgium 1966.
posted a comment on Billy Brooks (3). over 8 years ago
Born in 1943 in New Jersey, United States
posted a review of Stratavarious - Stratavarious. over 10 years ago
Man, if all disco sounded this good there would never have been that disco sucks campaign. Stratavarious is the concept of John L. Usry Jr. who had previously worked with First Choice, Three Degrees and Love Committee. The main core of this album is the ... See full review
posted a review of Sonny Rollins - Horn Culture. over 10 years ago
Horn Culture was the first time the listening public was introduced to Mtume’s absolutely mind blowing tune Sais. Though Mtume was the author of this tune, it was not released by him until his Rebirth Cycle album was released in 1977. This tune was also ... See full review
posted a review of Steve Reid Ensemble - Spirit Walk. over 10 years ago
I can’t rate this album enough; it really is a truly amazing experience. I was expecting a mad free-form drum work-out, plus it’s a double album too, so the prospect was a little daunting. However, what you get is a wonderful mix of old and new jazz ... See full review
posted a review of Hannibal* - The Angels Of Atlanta. over 10 years ago
An album made to acknowledge the tragic murder of 20 African-American school children by a serial killer in Atlanta. Taking the subject into consideration you would expect this to be either a very angry or very melancholic recording, but not at all, this ... See full review
posted a review of The Naciente Quartet - Hymn Beat. over 10 years ago
The first, kind of, official release by the Naciente Quartet, and lovingly done in a limited edition 10" vinyl, with some great fold out cover art too. This is also the first outing for The Hooter Listens label. I'm assuming the red furry creature on the ... See full review
posted a review of John Lee (3) / Gerry Brown Featuring: Chris Hinze & Gary Bartz - Infinite Jones. over 10 years ago
Take the deep spirituality of Carlos Garnett's Black Love, James Mtume's Rebirth Cycle and the vamping tunes from Kawaida, then cross it with the funkier elements of albums like Eddie Henderson's Realization and Jeremy Steig's Energy and you're right in ... See full review
posted a review of Alice Coltrane - Lord Of Lords. over 10 years ago
If you’re in the mood Lord Of Lords is an amazing listen, full of high drama or calming spirituality, but be warned this really is nothing like what she has done before. The nearest comparison would be her phenomenal World Galaxy album, but that still ... See full review
posted a review of Harold Alexander - Raw Root. over 10 years ago
Raw Root is probably the weakest of Harold Alexander's albums, but still a solid release if you like your flute rare-groove stuff. This album is much more soulful and mellow than his Flying Dutchman releases. You don't get so much of that freaky scat ... See full review
posted a review of Ju Ju* - A Message From Mozambique. over 10 years ago
This is a very 'out' recording that was described by Plunky as rhythmically free, not melodically free. However you want to call it though, it's certainly no easy ride. This album was made out of political anger at the world's total neglect of the war in ... See full review
posted a review of Duke Edwards & The Young Ones (3) - Is It Too Late?. over 11 years ago
Percussionist Duke Edwards, once of one of Sun Ra's many Arkestras, formed The Young Ones in the late '60s. They recorded three albums worth of material, but Prestige only put out this one release, which is a shame as it's a really unique and quite ... See full review
posted a review of Bobby Hutcherson - Linger Lane. over 11 years ago
Linger Lane was a session recorded outdoors in Idylwild in what looks to be the most serene Californian countryside. The chilled vibe seems to have reflected in the music too, as this album is wonderfully laid back, but still with plenty of groove and ... See full review
posted a review of Bobby Hutcherson - Cirrus. over 11 years ago
It took me a little while to get into this album, but now Id rate it as one of the finest from his '70s output. The highlight for me is "Even Later", which I'm beginning to think is possibly the finest piece of music he wrote. I know this guy is known ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Soul Jazz Love Strata-East. over 11 years ago
This compilation is an excellent introduction to the wonders of the mighty Strata-East label. Unlike the second compilation of the label, Strata-2-East, put out buy Soul Jazz Records sub-label Universal Sound, this album is a great starting point into ... See full review
posted a review of Gene Harris - Tone Tantrum. over 12 years ago
This album, for Gene Harris, is his equivalent of what Places and Spaces was to Donald Byrd. Don't listen this expecting anything like what he was making with the 3 Sounds, or even the more fusion stuff he was making on Astral Signal, no - this album is ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Back To Black. over 12 years ago
Back To Black is a compilation that was made to accompany an exhibition at London’s Whitechapel Gallery, celebrating the history of the Black Arts Movement, and how in the late ‘60s to the mid ‘70s the Black Power movement dominated American politics. In ... See full review
posted a review of Various - All Back To Mine. over 12 years ago
All Back To Mine was made on the back of the Sean Rowley TV show of the same name, where he would basically go around famous musician’s houses, rummage through their record collections, and then get them to talk about and play their favorite, most proud ... See full review
posted a review of Bobbi Humphrey - Tailor Made. over 12 years ago
Tailor Made sees Bobbi Humphrey not just shifting labels to Epic, but also changing her musical direction quite a bit. This album is a shift from the jazz-funk work that the Mizell brothers were producing for her at Blue Note, no, on this album Bobbi ... See full review
posted a review of Lester Radio Corporation. over 12 years ago
The Lester Radio Corporation was set up in 1976 by Sonny Lester, which later changed to the Lester Recording Catalog. Florida’s T.K. Records distributed the label, and like the distribution label, LRC's releases stuck with the same disco agenda that was ... See full review
posted a review of Pharoah Sanders - Live At The East. over 12 years ago
Regardless of this album’s title, Live At The East is not actually live at the East. The East ‘a cultural and educational center for people of African descent’ was based in Brooklyn and existed from the late ‘60s through to the ‘80s. Pharoah Saunders was ... See full review