"Recorded for Polydor, six years after her landmark Joy album, this set features Norwegian jazz iconoclast Karin Krog in the electric company of keyboardist Steve Kuhn, drummer percussionist Jon Christensen, and Steve Swallow on one of his early electric bass dates.
"The Nordjazz Quintet was formed in 1974, with the help of a grant by the Nordic Music Committee NOMUS. One musician from each of the Nordic countries was selected to the group. Before the five musicians got together, they brought their own groups to the Molde Jazz Festival in Norway.
"Rare and saught-after, beautiful Finnish jazz album from 1976. Originally released on Love Records and features the cream of the 70s Finnish jazz scene – Pekka Pöyry, Juhani Aaltonen and others. Black vinyl edition with gatefold cover. "
Hermeto Pascoal is the brilliant Brazilian multi-instrumentalist and composer. His music is has a definite Brazilian feel but its roots are in jazz. The compositions are complex and a bit off kilter - as if it went through a Frank Zappa filter.
Hermeto Pascoal is the outrageous Brazilian multi-instrumentalist that has been turning our brains topsy-turvy for decades. He's been quiet of late but this new double album will show that after all these years he's still a vibrant composer and musician.
"Freddie Hubbard, the CTI Years 1970-1973. When top jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard began recording for the CTI label in the early 1970s, he combined his mastery of bop with forays into fusion and imaginative interpretations of contemporary rock and soul hits.
"The title refers to 32 Jazz's successful release of Pat Martino's entire Muse and Warner Bros. catalog between 1972 and 1996. The result is four two-fers, two single discs and several compilations showcasing one of the finest, most consistent jazz guitarists of the last quarter century.
Once in awhile Svart Records throws us a wildcard - a great unknown. In this case its two jazz ensembles. The common thread between Mircea Stan Quintet and Jukka Ruohomaki is trombonist Mircea Stan.
Oli Ahlevanti plays electric piano and synth so thats basically good enough for me.
"“Seriously Deep” throws a light blanket of tender drones and electric piano, quilted with gorgeous solos on soprano sax and bass. Steady rhythms (hereon provided by ex-Soft Machine drummer John Marshall) turn something otherwise mournful into life-affirming joy.
"Svart Records continues the Eero Koivistoinen reissue program with this 1971 super-rarity. With Vesa-Matti Loiri, Seija Simola and Eero Raittinen on vocals.