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Charles Tolliver: Connect (Vinyl LP: Gearbox)Charles Tolliver: Connect (Vinyl LP: Gearbox)
New York-based trumpeter, composer and educator Charles Tolliver presents Connect, his first album in 13 years.

Recorded to tape at RAK Studios in November 2019 and engineered by Tony Platt (Bob Marley, Jazz Jamaica All Stars, Abdullah Ibrahim), the line-up features top musicians from the New York jazz scene who have collectively played with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Nancy Wilson, and Chick Corea. Forming as the Charles Tolliver All Stars, the band includes Jesse Davis on alto saxophone, Keith Brown on piano, Buster Williams on double bass, and Lenny White on drums. The album also bridges together New York and London by featuring leading British saxophonist Binker Golding on two tracks.

180g 12" vinyl. 


Price:  £25.99 


Thelonious Monk: Monk (Vinyl LP: Gearbox)
Hot on the heels of Impulse’s recent unearthed Coltrane number one hit album comes another beauty from Jazz’s ‘holy trinity’. This is a previously unreleased, precious lost treasure from Monk’s most critically acclaimed line-up; Charlie Rouse on saxophone, John Ore on double bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums. Without a widely agreed must-have Monk release, could this fill the void as the Monk everyone should own? Recorded live in Copenhagen in 1963 at the peak of Monk’s career. A year later he was to feature on the cover of TIME magazine, one of only for 4 Jazz artists ever to do so. The performance, a mixture of Monk originals and interpretations of standards, showcases Monk at his prime: full of avant-garde flair and wit, but always with a swinging feel explains his title as the 'High Priest of Bebop'. The original tapes, saved from a skip and blessed with the approval of the Monk estate, have been faithfully restored, mastered and cut using Gearbox's legendary all-analogue process.

Cut in-house with Gearbox’s 1967 Haeco Scully lathe, the exact same lathe set-up as Blue Note used back in the day.

Standard black vinyl 180 gram 33rpm LP.  


Price:  £25.99 

Thelonious Monk: Monk (Vinyl LP: Gearbox)


Tubby Hayes Quintet: Modes And Blues (Vinyl LP: Gearbox)Tubby Hayes Quintet: Modes And Blues (Vinyl LP: Gearbox)
This is a previously unreleased mono recording of Modes and Blues from the Tubby Hayes Quintet’s weekly Ronnie Scott’s residency on 8th February 1964. Regarded as one of the masterworks of British modern jazz, Modes and Blues shows the Quintet at the very height of its powers, channelling the new musical flavours and inspiration that Tubby Hayes had absorbed from the cutting edge of jazz and the new directions of John Coltrane.

Recorded with Hayes’ approval by Les Tomkins on his Ferrograph tape recorder, this is one of the most engrossing of all his stretch-out epics. Hayes digs in deep with marathon and breathtaking soloing, trumpeter Jimmy Deuchar delivers his characteristically lyrical improvisation, and there’s dynamic interplay and drive from the great Terry Shannon, Freddy Logan and Allan Ganley rhythm section.

The Quintet had barely a few months left to run at the time of this performance, splitting in August 1964, fearing its music had atrophied into self-parody. Modes and Blues is among its many triumphs, a performance that shows how high the band had set the aspirational bar for British modernism, and, as such, is as much a cultural document as a musical souvenir.

12" 180gm 33rpm Mono LP. 


Price:  £25.99 


Yusef Lateef: Live At Ronnie Scotts January 15th 1966 (Vinyl LP: Gearbox)
This is a previously unreleased live club performance from Yusef Lateef, the brilliant multi-instrumentalist whose mixing of jazz and Eastern music was a great influence on some of the finest musicians of the era including John Coltrane and Pharaoh Sanders.

Accompanied at Ronnie Scott’s by the house band of pianist Stan Tracey, double bassist Rick Laird and drummer Bill Eyden, most of the repertoire played comes from Lateef’s earlier recordings for Savoy and Prestige such as Jazz Moods and Eastern Sounds. Lateef plays flute on The Dreamer and Last Night Blues (it was the last night of the run). He plays the shenai - a kind of oboe - on Blues for The Orient, the xun - a Chinese flute - on Song of Delilah, and tenor saxophone on Yusef’s Mood.

The evening’s performance was recorded by Les Tomkins at the request of Ronnie Scott. The musicians were unaware they were being recorded as Scott believed they would be at their best and most unselfconscious this way. This record was mastered at Gearbox Records directly from the original 1/4” tapes.

12" 180gm 33rpm Mono LP includes download. 


Price:  £25.99 

Yusef Lateef: Live At Ronnie Scotts January 15th 1966 (Vinyl LP: Gearbox)


Dexter Gordon: Fried Bananas (Vinyl LP: Gearbox)Dexter Gordon: Fried Bananas (Vinyl LP: Gearbox)
The great tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon moved to Europe in 1962. Ten years later he was living in Copenhagen when he went on the road with a Dutch rhythm section consisting of pianist Rein de Graaf, double bassist Henk Haverhoek and drummer Eric Ineke. This was quite unusual, as Dexter mostly toured as a solo artist working with local musicians in each town.

By the time their performance at the Societiet Progress in Heemskerk was recorded for broadcast by VPRO, the quartet had been playing together regularly for two months. Dexter and his “Dutch band” had developed a deep rapport and understanding that’s clearly evident on the three extended tracks on this record. These are two of his signature compositions, “The Panther” and “Fried Bananas”, plus the iconic Coleman Hawkins classic “Body and Soul”.

With sleeve notes by Dexter’s wife Maxine Gordon that include reminiscences and insights from drummer Eric Ineke and pianist Rein de Graaf, Fried Bananas is an important new addition to the recorded legacy of Dexter Gordon’s fourteen years in Europe.

12" 180gm 33rpm Stereo LP includes download. 


Price:  £25.99 


The Tubby Hayes Quartet: The Syndicate- Live At The Hopbine 1968 Vol.1 (Vinyl LP: Gearbox)
Recorded on 5th December 1968 by Ted Lyons at the legendary Hopbine in North Wembley, ‘The Syndicate’ reveals Hayes’ new quartet that featured the spectacular Dublin born guitarist Louis Stewart and 22 year old drummer Spike Wells, with Kenny Baldock standing in for regular double bassist Ron Mathewson.

With artwork by Gearbox Art Director Alan Foulkes and detailed sleeve notes by tenor saxophonist and Hayes biographer Simon Spillett, The Syndicate now fills an aching gap in Hayes’ discography and our understanding of his remarkable musical journey.

12" 180gm 33rpm Mono LP includes download. 


Price:  £25.99 

The Tubby Hayes Quartet: The Syndicate- Live At The Hopbine 1968 Vol.1 (Vinyl LP: Gearbox)


Ronnie Scott Quintet and Phil Seamen Quintet (Vinyl LP: Gearbox)Ronnie Scott Quintet and Phil Seamen Quintet (Vinyl LP: Gearbox)
A live BBC Jazz Club 45 session in 1956, on this first ever commercial release of the two bands.

Limited to 500 copies only. 12” 180 gram 33 rpm  


Price:  £25.99 


Simon Spillett: Square One (Vinyl LP: Gearbox)
Simon Spillett is a multi award-winning English hard bop tenor saxophonist. He leads a quartet of bona fide jazz royalty and is firmly established as a leading light of the UK grass roots jazz scene. Square One is Spillett’s Gearbox Records debut and his first recording since 2007’s “Sienna Red”, Jazz Journal’s CD Of The Year. It’s a straight ahead session and was recorded live in the studio direct to stereo tape, mastered ‘all-analogue’ at Gearbox and manufactured as an audiophile quality 180gm Vinyl LP.

Limited to 500 copies only. 12” 180 gram 33 rpm LP  


Price:  £25.99 

Simon Spillett: Square One (Vinyl LP: Gearbox)


Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone & London Vocal Project: Mirrors (Vinyl LP: Gearbox)Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone & London Vocal Project: Mirrors (Vinyl LP: Gearbox)
Kenny Wheeler and Norma Winstone have been at the forefront of the European Jazz scene collectively for the last 5 decades gaining the admiration and reverence from all generations of musicians and fans. With the release of ‘Mirrors’, a suite of music composed by Kenny Wheeler set to poems by Stevie Smith, Lewis Carroll and W.B. Yeats, they are joined by the London Vocal Project, a 24 piece choir directed by the inimitable Pete Churchill. Featuring some of the renowned and celebrated musicians in British Jazz including pianist Nikki Iles, saxophonist Mark Lockheart, bassist Steve Watts and drummer James Maddren, Mirrors is vast in conception and world class in its execution. This is the first release in our new partnership with Edition Records.

Limited to 500 copies only. 12” 180 gram 33 rpm LP  


Price:  £25.99 


The Ronnie Scott Quintet featuring Alan Skidmore: BBC Jazz Club (Vinyl LP: Gearbox)
This dynamic but sadly short-lived lineup of The Ronnie Scott Quintet recorded this sensational BBC Jazz Club session at the Paris Studios in London, which was originally broadcast on “The Jazz Scene" on 27th March 1966. The 23 year old Alan Skidmore was already a blisteringly impressive soloist and the band’s energy and enthusiasm offer a reminder of the halcyon days of British jazz in the 1960’s. This audiophile quality 180gm Vinyl LP was cut at Gearbox on a Haeco Scully lathe with Westrex RA1700 series amps, Westrex 3DIIA cutting head and Telefunken U73B tube limiter, Maselec master control and equalisation.

Limited to 500 copies only. 12” 180 gram 33 rpm LP  


Price:  £25.99 

The Ronnie Scott Quintet featuring Alan Skidmore: BBC Jazz Club (Vinyl LP: Gearbox)


Mark Murphy: A Beautiful Friendship - Remembering Shirley Horn (Vinyl LP: Gearbox)Mark Murphy: A Beautiful Friendship - Remembering Shirley Horn (Vinyl LP: Gearbox)
Mark Murphy is one of the great voices of jazz and an icon for all modern jazz vocalists. This wonderful recording celebrates his close friend Shirley Horn with four of her trademark songs reinterpreted in Mark Murphy’s inimitable style. It’s a warm and sparse sounding session with ‘plenty of air’ - the recording venue of The Merion Inn, Cape May, N.J. was specifically chosen for its acoustic properties. Mark is joined by Shirley Horn’s longtime drummer Steve Williams, Betty Carter’s double bassist Curtis Lundy (brother of Carmen), the sensational young New York pianist Alex Minasian and the German trumpet star Till Brönner. Produced by Jean-Pierre Leduc & Darrel Sheinman for Gearbox Records and recorded by Bob Fowler at SSR with the SSR Mobile recording unit.

12” 180 gram 33 rpm EP 


Price:  £22.99 


The Tubby Hayes Quartet: Seven Steps To Heaven - Live At The Hopbine 1972 (Vinyl LP: Gearbox)
This is the first ever commercial release of an important late period Tubby Hayes performance that fully captures the more restrained and subtler side of his robust talent. The repertoire comprises the well known standards he was favouring at that time, and in addition to Hayes’ remarkable tenor saxophone and flute solos there are exceptional performances by pianist Mike Pyne, double bassist Daryl Runswick and drummer Tony Oxley.

Limited to 500 copies only. 12” 180 gram 33 rpm LP 


Price:  £25.99 

The Tubby Hayes Quartet: Seven Steps To Heaven - Live At The Hopbine 1972 (Vinyl LP: Gearbox)


Slowly Rolling Camera (Vinyl LP: Gearbox)Slowly Rolling Camera (Vinyl LP: Gearbox)

180 gram 33rpm LP. 


Price:  £25.99 

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