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Kenny Cox: Introducing (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)Kenny Cox: Introducing (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)
Many great Blue Note artists have hailed from the jazz hotbed of Detroit over the course of the label’s history including Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers, Thad Jones, Elvin Jones, Joe Henderson, and many more. Perhaps the only instance on an entire band coming out of Detroit was with Kenny Cox and The Contemporary Jazz Quintet, a fantastic but unsung combo led by pianist Kenny Cox which featured Joe Henderson’s brother Leon Henderson on tenor saxophone, Charles Moore on trumpet, Ron Brooks on bass, and Danny Spencer on drums. The quintet made two excellent albums in the late 1960s including their debut album Introducing Kenny Cox and The Contemporary Jazz Quintet, a hidden gem of the Blue Note catalog which was recorded in 1968. The band was certainly influenced by the post-bop explorations of the Miles Davis Quintet with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams, but the CJQ exhibited its own unique sensibilities on memorable originals like “Mystique,” “Trance Dance,” “Diahnn,” and David Durrah’s beautiful piece “You.”

This Classic Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal. (Blue Note Records) 


Price:  £23.99 


Roy Brooks: Beat (Vinyl LP: Verve)
Recorded for Berry Gordy's short-lived Workshop Jazz imprint and recorded at the Hitsville USA studio, Roy Brooks (joined by fellow Detroit natives George Bohanon and Hugh Lawson, along with his Horace Silver Quintet bandmates Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, and Eugene Taylor) injects a Motor City soul-jazz groove into the hard bop root of this engaging 1964 album. Audio transferred from the analog tapes.

Verve By Request Series features 180-gram vinyl, pressed at Third Man in Detroit. (Universal Music) 


Price:  £29.99 

Roy Brooks: Beat (Vinyl LP: Verve)


Roy Brooks: Understanding (CD: Wienerworld, 2 CDs)Roy Brooks: Understanding (CD: Wienerworld, 2 CDs)
Understanding is a previously unreleased recording of drummer Roy Brooks captured live by the Left Bank Jazz Society at The Famous Ballroom in Baltimore, MD on November 1, 1970. Featuring a stellar band with trumpeter Woody Shaw, saxophonist Carlos Garnett, pianist Harold Mabern and bassist Cecil McBee, Understanding was recorded 5 months after the classic live album The Free Slave (also recorded by the Left Bank Jazz Society).

This recording features a full performance by great musicians at their peak, providing a "you are there" experience of the excitement of great music and an appreciative crowd. Mastered from the original tape reels by Kevin Gray, the 2CD set includes an extensive booklet with rare photos, plus interviews with Carlos Garnett and Cecil McBee. (Proper Music) 


Price:  £21.99 


John Handy III: Three Classic Albums Plus (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
AVID Jazz continues with its Three Classic Albums plus series with a re-mastered 2CD release from John Handy III, complete with original artwork, liner notes and personnel details.

This release contains two hard to find and pretty expensive John Handy III albums “In The Vernacular” and “No Coast Jazz” plus for the first time on CD we are pleased to present the classic John Handy album “Jazz”. Plus all but one track from the Charles Mingus album “Ah Hum” featuring the mighty John Handy III on alto sax.

It’s always good to feature a living legend in our Classic Albums series and here we are honouring alto sax giant John Handy III. John Handy came up in the 1950s playing with Charles Mingus on a number of his classic albums of the period including “Mingus Dynasty”, “Blues & Roots” and “Ah Hum” from which we feature all but one track on our Three Classic Albums Plus release. Primarily known as an alto sax player, Handy was also proficient on tenor and baritone sax, saxello, clarinet and oboe. On our selections from the late 1950s and early 1960s on Roulette, Handy is heard as leader in both Quartet and Quintet formations. His most acclaimed album came in the mid sixties with his performance at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1966 and he went on to release many fine albums for labels such as Columbia, Impulse and Warner Bros. (AVID Entertainment) 


Price:  £8.99 

John Handy III: Three Classic Albums Plus (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)


John Handy: Recorded Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)John Handy: Recorded Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)
Saxophonist John Handy's phenomenal 'Recorded Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival' plus 1 bonus track.

John Handy's performance at the 1965 Monterey Jazz Festival was a sensation and arguably the high point of his career. Using a quintet that included violinist Michael White, guitarist Jerry Hahn, bassist Don Thompson, and drummer Terry Clarke (all of whom were unknown young musicians at the time), he played two lengthy songs: the 27-minute "If Only We Knew", and the near 20-minute long "Spanish Lady". The two extended tracks are followed by another lengthy performance, "Tears of Ole Miss", which was recorded two years later at the Village Vanguard and features such stars as Pat Martino and Bobby Hutcherson. (Proper Music) 


Price:  £12.99 


Jaki Byard Trio: Foolin' Myself (CD: Soul Note)
 


Price:  £12.99 

Jaki Byard Trio: Foolin' Myself (CD: Soul Note)


Don Ellis: Essence (CD: Fresh Sound)Don Ellis: Essence (CD: Fresh Sound)
Don Ellis was the new star trumpeter of 1962. He was a member of the innovative George Russell sextet but also led his own quartet, importing new ideas from contemporary classical music in the jazz. This album features the group he led at the Lighthouse in California's Hermosa Beach – Paul Bley, piano; Gary Peacock, bass and Gene Stone/Nick Martinis, drums. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £17.99 


Don Ellis: How Time Passes + New Ideas + Jazz Jamboree '62 (CD: Fresh Sound, 2 CDs)
Don Ellis’s achievements as a composer and trumpeter saw his emergence as a leading jazz “new wave” figure. He found a kindred spirit in fellow avant gardist, pianist Jaki Byard, whom he met in Maynard Ferguson’s 1959 band, and who was part of two stimulating albums Ellis made that broke with traditional jazz practices, “How Time Passes” and “New Ideas”.

Don Ellis (tp), Jaki Byard (p, as), Al Francis (vib), Ron Carter (b), Charlie Persip (d)

Additional tracks on the CD are from Jazz Jamboree 1962, recorded live with Polish musicians in Warsaw. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £25.99 

Don Ellis: How Time Passes + New Ideas + Jazz Jamboree '62 (CD: Fresh Sound, 2 CDs)


Don Ellis: Autumn & Shock Treatment (CD: BGO, 2 CDs)Don Ellis: Autumn & Shock Treatment (CD: BGO, 2 CDs)
From 1968 and 1969, two albums by acclaimed trumpet player, arranger and bandleader Don Ellis. The Big Band sound of Ellis was part of a jazz rock scene which was pioneered by the likes of Chicago and Blood Sweat & Tears.

Digitally remastered and slipcased with extensive new liner notes. (Proper Music) 


Price:  £14.99 


Dorothy Ashby: Hip Harp + In A Minor Mood (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)
Considered the most accomplished modern jazz harpist, Dorothy Ashby (1932-1986) established the harp as an improvising jazz instrument, beyond earlier use as a novelty or background orchestral instrument. She proved the harp could play bebop as adeptly as the instruments commonly associated with jazz. Presented here are two of Ashby's best albums, Hip Harp (Prestige LP7140) and In a Minor Groove (New Jazz LP8209), both presenting her in a quartet format backed by Frank Wess on flute, Herman Wright on bass, and Art Taylor or Roy Haynes on drums. Personnel: Dorothy Ashby - Harp; Frank Wess - Flute; Herman Wright - Bass; Art Taylor - Drums; Roy Haynes - Drums. Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder & produced by Bob Weinstock, New Jersey, 1958. (Proper Music) 


Price:  £12.99 

Dorothy Ashby: Hip Harp + In A Minor Mood (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)


Dorothy Ashby: Four Classic Albums Plus (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)Dorothy Ashby: Four Classic Albums Plus (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
AVID Jazz presents four classic Dorothy Ashby albums including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. "Jazz Harpist", "Hip Harp", "In a Minor Groove", "Dorothy Ashby" plus 5 tracks from "Soft Winds" 


Price:  £8.99 


Walt Dickerson: Vibes In Motion (CD: Fresh Sound)
 


Price:  £17.99 

Walt Dickerson: Vibes In Motion (CD: Fresh Sound)


Walt Dickerson: Tell Us Only The Beautiful Things (CD: Candid)Walt Dickerson: Tell Us Only The Beautiful Things (CD: Candid)
Material from the “Why Not” Series – Until now unheard for nearly two decades – showcasing cutting edge jazz from the 1970’S. Walt Dickerson (1931 – 2008) was a true original with a unique sound and distinctive approach to the

vibraphone. Bursting onto the embryonic “free jazz” scene he made a real impact being voted “New Star of 1962” in the prestigious Down Beat critics poll. Recorded in 1975 in Philadelphia - Walt’s distinctive melodic and rhythmic approach was complemented by his unique timbre created though the use of specially treated rubber mallets to produce a plush, warm and yet crisp sound. Featuring Chicago bassist Wilbur Ware and fellow Philadelphian Andrew Cyrille, creating a trio par excellence. Originally released on the “Why Not” label this album fell into obscurity until Candid Record’s Alan Bates acquired the label in the late 1990s. In 2009 Candid bring these fantastic recordings back from the brink. (Proper Music) 


Price:  £10.99 


Dave Pike: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
AVID Jazz continues with its Four Classic album series with a re-mastered 2CD release by Dave Pike, complete with original artwork and liner notes. "It's Time For Dave Pike"; "Pike's Peak"; "Bossa Nova Carnival" and "Limbo Carnival".

Perhaps not the first name that springs to mind when we think of jazz vibes players, nonetheless our latest (unsung) jazz hero, Dave Pike had an amazing career starting with his debut performance in 1958 with the Paul Bley Quartet. Our first two releases find Dave in a more traditional vibes mode, but take a look at the pianist on Pike's Peak and it will indicate how well he was thought of back then, none other than the legendary Bill Evans joins Dave at his "steamtable" for a fine set of almost "jamming session" intensity. "Besame Mucho" here points to the direction Pike was heading in for our final two albums, namely down South America way for a brace of the finest Latin flavoured jazz available! Artists Dave Pike has worked with include Herbie Mann, Kenny Clarke, Curtis Counce, Harold Land, Elmo Hope, Dexter Gordon, Tommy Flanagan, Paul Bley and of course, Bill Evans. (AVID Entertainment) 


Price:  £8.99 

Dave Pike: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)


Dave Pike Quartet featuring Bill Evans: Pike's Peak (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)Dave Pike Quartet featuring Bill Evans: Pike's Peak (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)

180g. Limited Edition High-Definition Premium Vinyl Pressing. 


Price:  £20.99 


Ahmed Abdul-Malik: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
AVID Jazz continues with its Four Classic album series with a re-mastered 2CD release by Ahmed Abdul-Malik, complete with original artwork and liner notes. "Jazz Sahara"; "East Meets West"; "The Music of Ahmed Abdul-Malik" and "Sounds of Africa".

Born in Brooklyn to either Sudanese or Caribbean parents, (it seems unclear which??), Ahmed Abdul-Malik was born either with that name or changed it from Jonathan Tim? Given the musical route he was later to take, it would seem likely that the Sudanese parentage story may well be accurate! He began taking musical lessons from a very early age and was enrolled in the Vardi School of Music where he was taught violin, viola, piano, cello, bass and tuba. He began his professional musical career playing hard bop bass before recording a string of ground breaking Middle Eastern flavoured albums where he was featured playing the oud (a double stringed, unfretted Middle Eastern lute). This blend of jazz and Middle Eastern music became very popular at the time and the albums which we feature here on our 2CD set were critically lauded at the time and over the years have come to be appreciated as way ahead of their time in their blend of jazz and what we now call "world music". Artists Malik has played with include John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Randy Weston, Art Blakey and Thelonious Monk. (AVID Entertainment) 


Price:  £8.99 

Ahmed Abdul-Malik: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)


George Russell: New York, N.Y (CD: Impulse- US Import)George Russell: New York, N.Y (CD: Impulse- US Import)
 


Price:  £13.99 


George Russell: The Outer View (CD: Riverside- US Import)
 


Price:  £15.49 

George Russell: The Outer View (CD: Riverside- US Import)


George Russell Sextet: Ezz-thetics (CD: Riverside Keepnews Collection)George Russell Sextet: Ezz-thetics (CD: Riverside Keepnews Collection)
George Russell is listed in the Encyclopedia of Jazz as "composer, piano, educator" and all of these are accurate descriptions of this dynamic musical revolutionary. But in the early Sixties he also spent some exciting years as a bandleader, presenting his Lydian and pan-tonal concepts in action and helping vitally in the rise to prominence of two significant innovators of the period: Eric Dolphy and Don Ellis. Both men play major roles in this 1961 album by probably the best of Russell's small groups, which includes one of Dolphy's most lasting celebrated recorded efforts--his astonishing bass clarinet solo on the Thelonious Monk classic, "'Round Midnight." (Fantasy, Inc.)

A BEBOP SHOP MILESTONE- An essential recording for your jazz CD shelf 


Price:  £9.99 


George Russell Sextet: Ezz-thetics (Vinyl LP: Jazz Workshop)

Audiophile grade 180g vinyl. 


Price:  £33.99 

George Russell Sextet: Ezz-thetics (Vinyl LP: Jazz Workshop)


Teddy Charles: Tentet (CD: Collectables- US Import)Teddy Charles: Tentet (CD: Collectables- US Import)
 


Price:  £13.99 


Ron Carter: Third Plane (CD: Milestone- US Import)
The trio of pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams is jazz history, from their five years together as Miles Davis's rhythm section in 1963-68 to their frequent collaborations together in the recording studio. Carter assembled the three during his days as a Milestone recording artist, at a time when occasional work together in the V.S.O.P. Quintet had sharpened their interactive brilliance. The program chosen includes three of the bassist's own originals and Williams's snappish "Lawra," in addition to the recasting of Miles Davis favorite "Stella by Starlight" as a waltz and Hancock's evocative "Dolphin Dance," all played with a unity of purpose that does indeed elevate the music to another place. (Fantasy, Inc.) 


Price:  £15.49 

Ron Carter: Third Plane (CD: Milestone- US Import)


Ron Carter: The Golden Striker (CD: Blue Note)Ron Carter: The Golden Striker (CD: Blue Note)

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Ron Carter's Great Big Band (CD: Sunnyside)
World famous jazz bassist Ron Carter, who has played with everybody from Miles Davis to Herbie Hancock and has appeared on over 2,500 albums - releases his first ever big band album as a leader. The legendary bassist Ron Carter had accomplished nearly everything a jazz musician could. He had appeared on thousands of recordings, performed with legends, and had led revered ensembles. One thing he hadn’t done was led a big band. On the new CD Ron Carter’s Great Big Band recorded for Sunnyside, Carter finally got to be at the helm of 17 piece large ensemble. Assisted by arranger Bob Freedman and producer Wendy MacDonald, the ensemble took on an eclectic program of compositions by a handful of jazz masters, including Carter himself. (Proper Music) 


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Ron Carter's Great Big Band (CD: Sunnyside)


Ron Carter & Danny Simmons: The Brown Beatnik Tomes (CD: Blue Note)Ron Carter & Danny Simmons: The Brown Beatnik Tomes (CD: Blue Note)
A unique and powerful collaboration between the artist and poet Danny Simmons and legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter. This live recording from BRIC House in Brooklyn captured Simmons reading poetry from his collection of prose The Brown Beatnik Tomes with projections of his own striking Abstract Expressionist paintings providing the stage backdrop while Carter performed solo accompaniment along with instrumental interludes from his fleet trio. (Blue Note Records) 


Price:  £13.99 


Ron Carter: Foursight - Stockholm Vol.1 (CD: In & Out)
 


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Ron Carter: Foursight - Stockholm Vol.1 (CD: In & Out)


Ron Carter: Foursight - Stockholm Vol.2 (CD: In & Out)Ron Carter: Foursight - Stockholm Vol.2 (CD: In & Out)
The long awaited second part of this legendary concert! Ron Carter, the most-recorded jazz bassist in history and member of the second great Miles Davis Quintet (1963 - 1968), leads his "Foursight" quartet on this live recording from Sweden recorded in November 2018. The group includes drummer Payton Crossley, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Green and star pianist Renee Rosnes. (Proper Music) 


Price:  £13.99 


Ken McIntyre with Eric Dolphy: Looking Ahead (CD: New Jazz/ Fantasy)
The largely overlooked figure of McIntyre enjoyed his finest hour in the company of Eric Dolphy on this ebulliently sunny set. Few records of 'new jazz' exude such good fun. A strong rhythm section grounded in bebop of Walter Bishop Jr, Sam Jones and Art Taylor drive the conversational altos and flutes of two jazzmen clearly enjoying June 1960. 'Head Shakin' is a notably engaging cut featuring a wonderfully inquiring but swinging Dolphy solo which looks ahead whilst harking back to the blues from earlier decades . Though never as distinctively rarified a voice, the leader contributes his own speech-like statements with much character and beauty. Progressive jazz at its most exuberant.  


Price:  £9.99 

Ken McIntyre with Eric Dolphy: Looking Ahead (CD: New Jazz/ Fantasy)


Ken McIntyre with Eric Dolphy: Looking Ahead (Vinyl LP: Jazz Workshop)Ken McIntyre with Eric Dolphy: Looking Ahead (Vinyl LP: Jazz Workshop)

Limited collector’s edition 180 g vinyl LP with original cover and liner notes. 


Price:  £33.99 


Booker Little: Stardust (CD: Delta Jazz)
 


Price:  £8.99 

Booker Little: Stardust (CD: Delta Jazz)


Booker Little: Out Front (CD: Candid)Booker Little: Out Front (CD: Candid)
'Out Front' is the greatest realisation of trumpeter Booker Little's scope as a musician and composer. It is also one of only five sessions led by Little as a band leader before his premature death at the age of 23 in 1961. Arguably, the seven original compositions here might be more widely known today had his life not been so tragically cut short. Little is mostly known for his work with Max Roach, who he began playing with as early as 1955. The sextet on these dates include the great Max Roach on drums, Eric Dolphy on reeds, and Julian Priester on drums.

This brand new reissue has been remastered from the original Candid master tapes by Bernie Grundman. (Proper Music) 


Price:  £12.99 


Grachan Moncur III: Evolution (CD: Blue Note RVG- US Import)
Jackie McLean’s cutting-edge 1963 quintet catapulted Grachan Moncur III, Bobby Hutcherson, and Tony Williams on to the national jazz scene. That November, Moncur, the prime composer in the group, was given his own date as a leader, debuting four magnificent original compositions and expanding the group to a sextet with the valuable inclusion of Lee Morgan. (Blue Note Records) 


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Grachan Moncur III: Evolution (CD: Blue Note RVG- US Import)


Grachan Moncur III: Evolution (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)Grachan Moncur III: Evolution (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)
Though he first appeared on Herbie Hancock’s 1963 album My Point of View, trombonist Grachan Moncur III’s first true Blue Note introduction would come on two albums by saxophonist Jackie McLean that were recorded later that year: One Step Beyond and Destination… Out! These two great inside-out sessions presented a spacious new sound that moved fluidly between avant-garde and post-bop territory with McLean featuring Moncur’s singular compositions. Several months later Moncur returned to Van Gelder Studio to record his own remarkable debut album Evolution, which remains a marvel of the Blue Note catalog. For the date the trombonist assembled an exceptional ensemble that returned several musicians including McLean, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, and drummer Tony Williams, with the addition of Lee Morgan on trumpet and Bob Cranshaw on bass. The band delivers dynamic performances of four expansive original pieces by Moncur: “Air Raid,” “Evolution,” “The Coaster,” and “Monk In Wonderland.”

This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is stereo, all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal. (Blue Note Records) 


Price:  £23.99 


Grachan Moncur III: Some Other Stuff (CD: Blue Note RVG)
Blue Note's version of experimental jazz in the '60s was rooted in tradition and played with uncanny empathy and a looseness that belied the precision and intricacy of the music. These four varied compositions could not have been played by anyone other than Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Cecil McBee, and Tony Williams with anywhere near the same results. This is a fresh, bold masterpiece that sounds like it was recorded yesterday rather than 44 years ago. Remastered by Rudy Van Gelder from the original analog tapes. (Blue Note Records) 


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Grachan Moncur III: Some Other Stuff (CD: Blue Note RVG)


Grachan Moncur III: Exploration (CD: Capri)Grachan Moncur III: Exploration (CD: Capri)
 


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Pete La Roca: Basra (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)
By the time drummer Pete La Roca recorded his debut album Basra in 1965 he had already appeared on 9 Blue Note sessions as a sideman and spent time in bands led by Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane. But it was another tenor titan, Joe Henderson, that La Roca brought in as the sole horn voice to front a dynamic quartet that was completed by what liner note writer Ira Gitler called “one of the most attuned rhythm sections in jazz” featuring bassist Steve Swallow and pianist Steve Kuhn. The resulting album is one of the great underrated gems of the Blue Note catalog featuring an expansive 6-track set that includes 3 compositions by La Roca (“Basra” “Candu” “Tears Come from Heaven”), Swallow’s tune “Eiderdown,” “Malagueña” by Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona, and a stunning ballad performance of the standard “Lazy Afternoon.” (Blue Note Records)

180g vinyl pressing. 


Price:  £23.99 

Pete La Roca: Basra (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)


Pete La Roca: Turkish Women At The Bath (CD: Fresh Sound)Pete La Roca: Turkish Women At The Bath (CD: Fresh Sound)
Featuring John Gilmore, Chick Corea & Walter Booker. 


Price:  £17.99 


Elvin Jones: Revival - Live At Pookie's Pub (CD: Blue Note, 2 CDs)
Revival: Live at Pookie's Pub is a thrilling previously unissued live recording of Elvin Jones’ quartet that captures the legendary drummer’s emergence as a bandleader at a little-known club in New York City where he had a weekly residency after leaving John Coltrane's band in the late 1960s. Featuring Joe Farrell on tenor saxophone, Billy Greene on piano, and Wilbur Little on bass, Revival was recorded between July 28-30, 1967, just two weeks after Coltrane died on July 17. (Blue Note Records) 


Price:  £25.99 

Elvin Jones: Revival - Live At Pookie's Pub (CD: Blue Note, 2 CDs)


Elvin Jones: Live at the Village Vanguard (CD: Enja)Elvin Jones: Live at the Village Vanguard (CD: Enja)
Reissue of Elvin Jones 1968 live recording from New York's hallowed jazz venue the Village Vanguard. 


Price:  £11.99 


Elvin Jones Jazz Machine: Remembrance (CD: MPS)
Reissue of a 1978 album by The Elvin Jones Jazz Machine, featuring the star drummer alongside the saxophonists Pat LaBarbera and Michael Stuart, guitarist Roland Prince and bassist Andy McCloud.

"Elvin is the beat of life itselfWhen I hear Elvin's music I hear the future." So said guitarist Carlos Santana in 2004 when he heard that drummer Elvin Jones had died. The rock star's comments signal Jones' importance. Born in Pontiac, Michigan in 1927, Jones' playing lifted the drum set out of the rhythm section and into the frontline. He could control the pulse of a band while at the same time pepper the music with melodic accents, creating solos that were both strong and sensitive.

For his MPS recording in February 1978, he brought along his Elvin Jones Jazz Machine a quintet with the somewhat unusual line-up of two saxophones, guitar, bass, and drums. The band continued to be one of the most popular in jazz on into and through the 1990's. (Proper Music) 


Price:  £12.99 

Elvin Jones Jazz Machine: Remembrance (CD: MPS)


Joe Chambers Moving Pictures Orchestra: Live At Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (CD: Savant)Joe Chambers Moving Pictures Orchestra: Live At Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (CD: Savant)
 


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Joe Chambers: Landscapes (CD: Savant)
Ever since Joe Chambers made his recording debut on Freddie Hubbard's classic LP, 'Breaking Point!' he's remained a nearly peerless jazz figure in terms of consummate musicianship. On 'Landscapes' Chambers reflects all of his well-honed talents as superb multi-instrumentalist, composer and bandleader in a pared down trio setting with bassist Ira Coleman and pianist Rick Germanson. (Proper Music) 


Price:  £13.99 

Joe Chambers: Landscapes (CD: Savant)


Joe Chambers: Samba De Maracatu (CD: Blue Note)Joe Chambers: Samba De Maracatu (CD: Blue Note)
The great drummer Joe Chambers was a stalwart presence on many of the most progressive Blue Note albums of the mid-1960s including Wayne Shorter’s Adam’s Apple, Bobby Hutcherson’s Components, Freddie Hubbard’s Breaking Point, Joe Henderson’s Mode for Joe, McCoy Tyner Tender Moments, and many more. However, it wasn’t until 1998 that Chambers made his own Blue Note debut as a leader with his album Mirrors. Now the venerated drummer, percussionist, vibraphonist, and composer returns with Samba de Maracatu, a sterling set of original compositions, standards, and pieces by Shorter, Hutcherson, and Horace Silver that features pianist Brad Merritt and bassist Steve Haines with special guest vocalist Stephanie Jordan and rapper MC Parrain. (Universal Music) 


Price:  £13.99 

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