Charles Earland – Odyssey (1976)

Odyssey is a jazz-funk album by American keyboardist/composer Charles Earland, released in 1976 on Mercury. Notable players on the album include guitarist John Abercrombie, trumpeter Randy Brecker, drummer Norman Connors, and violinists Michał Urbaniak and John Blair. The album was the first of four on Mercury for Earland, who had just wrapped a six-year, 10-album stint […]

The Stark Reality

The Stark Reality were an American jazz-rock/psych band from Boston that released the double-album …Discovers Hoagy Carmichael’s Music Shop on Ahmad Jamal‘s AJP label in 1970. Guitarist John Abercrombie subsequently became a leading light on the international jazz-rock scene. Members: Monty Stark (vibraphone, vocals), Phil Morrison (bass), Vinton Johnson (drums), John Abercrombie (guitar) Discography: …Discovers […]

John Abercrombie ‎– Night (1984)

Night is an album by American jazz guitarist John Abercrombie, released in 1984 on ECM. Tracklist: A1. “Ethereggae” (8:28) A2. “Night” (5:02) A3. “3 East” (4:33) B1. “Look Around” (9:02) B2. “Believe You Me” (7:42) B3. “Four On One” (6:41) Credits: John Abercrombie — guitar, writer Jan Hammer — keyboards, writer Jack DeJohnette — drums Mike […]

Barry Miles ‎– Scatbird (1973)

Scatbird is the fifth headlining album by American jazz pianist Barry Miles, released in 1973 on Mainstream Records. The album finds him in a rock-combo setting with guitarist John Abercrombie. Tracklist: A1. “Scatbird” (3:44) A2. “Suburban Shuffle” (5:27) A3. “Life-Cycle” (6:25) A4. “Arrows and Eagles” (2:16) B1. “Skeleton Dance” (9:38) B2. “Latina” (4:40) B3. “First Love” […]

Michał Urbaniak ‎– Fusion III (1975)

Fusion III is an album by Polish jazz-rock violinist Michał Urbaniak, released in 1975 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Chinatown (Pt 1)” (5:24) A2. “Kuyaviak Goes Funky” (6:12) A3. “Roksanna” (5:42) A4. “Crazy Kid” (2:35) A5. “Preshistoric Bird” (5:19) B1. “Bloody Kishka” (4:21) B2. “Cameo” (4:41) B3. “Stretch” (6:20) B4. “Metroliner” (4:44) B5. “Chinatown (Pt 2)” […]

Enrico Rava ‎– Quotation Marks (1976)

Quotation Marks is an album by Italian jazz trumpeter Enrico Rava, released in 1976 on Japo Records. Tracklist: A1. “Espejismo ratonera” (6:13) A2. “Short Visit to Malena” (3:55) A3. “Sola” (5:26) A4. “San Justo” (8:50) B1. “Water Kite” (6:24) B2. “Quotation Marks / Naranjales” (7:38) B3. “Melancolia de las maletas” (9:55) Credits: Bandoneon – Rodolfo […]

Atmospheres ‎– Atmospheres Featuring Clive Stevens & Friends (1974)

Atmospheres is the first of two back-to-back albums by the multinational jazz-rock supergroup led by English saxist Clive Stevens, released in 1974 on Capitol. The album features the talents of Oregon pianist Ralph Towner, ubiquitous guitarists John Abercrombie and Steve Khan, and the Mahavishnu rhythm section of bassist Rick Laird and drummer Billy Cobham. Tracklist: A1. […]

Dreams ‎– Dreams (1970)

Dreams is the first of two albums by the namesake American brass-rock band, released in 1970 on Columbia/CBS. Tracklist: A1. “Devil Lady” (3:33) A2. “15 Miles to Povo” (3:01) A3. “The Martanine” (2:25) A4. “Holli Be Home” (5:41) A5. “Try Me” (5:08) B1. “Dream Suite” (14:45) — a. Asset Stop — b. Jane — c. Crunchy […]

The Stark Reality ‎– Discovers Hoagy Carmichael’s Music Shop (1970)

Discovers Hoagy Carmichael’s Music Shop is the singular album by Bostonian jazz-rock/psych combo the Stark Reality, released in 1970 as a two-LP set and reissued in 2015 as a three-LP set with bonus tracks on Now-Again. Tracklist (Now-Again): A1. “Junkman’s Song” A2. “Thirty Days Hath September” A3. “Cooking” B1. “Dreams” B2. “Grandfather Clock” C1. “Shooting […]

Gato Barbieri – Under Fire (1973)

Under Fire is the fifth solo headlining album by Argentinian Latin-jazz saxist Gato Barbieri, released in 1973 on Flying Dutchman. Tracklist: A1. “El Parana” (9:00) A2. “Yo le Canto a la Luna” (4:40) A3. “Antonico” (3:46) B1. “Maria Domingas” (9:35) B2. “El Sertao” (8:17) Credits: Gato Barbieri — tenor saxophone James M’tume — congas Stanley […]