Sending My Love (2008) Manc trumpeters with Double Bass from Gavin Barras and Jon Thorne, Drums from Gaz Hughes, Flute and Saxophone from Roger Wickham and Piano duties covered by Adam Fairhall
In Angel City (1988) – the second outing for this band with Haden, tenor saxophonist Ernie Watts, pianist Alan Broadbent, and drummer Larance Marable
For Real (1958) – HHs first album with a horn player – which is tenor man Harold Land – together with Scott La Faro on bass and Frank Butler.
Chelsea Bridge (1975)
A=MH2 (1969) – Andy Clark (vocals, keyboards, percussion, flute, saxophone, rhythm guitar) and Mick Hutchinson (lead guitar, percussion, piano, bass) first worked together in Vamp, a short-lived UK-based quartet founded by ex-Pretty Things drummer Viv Prince in the late 60s. The group split up after completing one single, but Clark and Hutchinson remained together to record the remarkable A=MH2.
Bridgework (1986) – From a rare leaders date from Billy with a Cedar Walton tune and featuring Harold Land, Walton, and Buster Williams.
El Chico (1965) – Gabor Szabo’s last outing with Hamilton also features Sadao Watanabe, Al Stinson, Jimmy Cheatham, Willie Bobo, and Victor Pantoja.
Nefertiti (1976) – Hill in a Trio setting with Richard Davis and Roger Blank Hill.
Oshumare (1985) – one foot in fusion and the other in straight-ahead post-bop. Hart leads a blend of acoustic and electric instruments; Dave Holland is on upright bass, while the electric contributions come from Kenny Kirkland or Mark Gray on keyboards and Bill Frisell or Kevin Eubanks on electric guitar. Add Branford Marsalis on tenor sax, Steve Coleman on alto sax, Didier Lockwood on violin, and Manolo Badrena on percussion and you have an all star affair.
Roman Nights (2010) – his third album following his time away from recording features tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery, pianist Danny Grissett, bassist Ugonna Okegwo, and drummer Johnathan Blake.
Outback (1971) The second and best of Joe Farrell’s dates for Creed Taylor’s CTI label. Recorded in a quartet setting in 1970, with Elvin Jones – drums , Chick Corea – pisno, and percussionist Airto Moreira,
Think (2009) Fresu and Caine with the Alborada String Quartet.
Tribal Dance (1977) Henry Franklinon bass, Dwight Dickerson on piano, Sonship on percussion, Jerry Rush on trumpet and flugelhorn and Charles Owens on flute, tenor and soprano.
Yesterday’s Thoughts (1976) 1975 studio sessions recorded in New York for release in Japan by Eastwind. Art is joined by frequent collaborator Cedar Walton on piano, as well as bassist Sam Jones and drummer Billy Higgins.
Cuts (2005) Free jazz from Ken Vandermark, Nate McBride and Paal Nilsen- Love
Of The Wind’s Eye (1981) Vibraphonist and marimba player David Friedman has recorded and played extensively since the early ’70s.
Gone, Just Like A Train (1998) Frisell in Chet Atkins meets jazz mode with drummer Jim Keltner and bassist Viktor Krauss.
Pitorn (2008) Guitarist Yoshie Fruchter leads a quartet of violin, bass, and drums. Released on John Zorn’s Tzadik label as part of his Radical Jewish Culture series.
Complete Blue Note UA Sessions (1996) A major post-bop stylist on trombone with remarkable techniques, including wide-octave leaps and whiplash phrases delivered in a relaxed manner.
This week the main focus is the brand new album from Tim Berne’s Snakeoil band which is just released on ECM…..also new material from Magnus Ostrom and Kenny Wheeler plus a couple of cuts from the archives.
Shadow Man (2013) – The second release from this line up with Berne on alto saxophone, Oscar Noriega on clarinets, Matt Mitchell on piano, and Ches Smith on assorted drums, gongs etc
Searching for Jupiter (2013) – the second album for the former EST drummer.
Live at Monterey (1996) – John Handy’s performance at the 1965 Monterey Jazz Festival was a sensation and arguably the high point of his career. The altoist, using a quintet that included violinist Michael White, guitarist Jerry Hahn, bassist Don Thompson, and drummer Terry Clarke, is in fine form.
Six for Six (2013) – a who’s who of UK jazz on this one with contributions from Stan Sulzmann, Bobby Wellins, John Taylor, Chris Laurence and Martin France all joining Kenny for a great set of tunes.
Pyroclastics (1991) – the bands fifth album saw them returning to the jazz rock end of their earlier work.