This is pretty self-explanitory. Jazz records!

The Apollo Stars – Power of Source

File under: frantic scientology jazz. Ten piece group guided by L. Ron Hubbard, this was released in 1974. It was recorded on the Apollo Ship which the scientoligists lived on in the early seventies because they were banned from about every country on the globe. I wonder if Beck has this album… Listen

Johnny Lewis Quartet – shuckin’ ‘n jivin’

Rare private press funky jazz lp outta Seattle. This has been reished and comped recently on the great Wheedles Groove compilation. One Kenny Burell tune and three more long funky tracks makes this one a keeper. Nice one!

Kenneth Patchen – Reads Jazz In Canada

I am a sucker for both word jazz and Folkways so I figured I’d give it a try. Glad I did! Crazy beatnik vibe the likes of which so many records with wild covers promise but rarely deliver. The Alan Neil Quartet is backing him on this, and are super tight, but in no way […]

Quintessence: Sonoma Rag

Well know local Sonoma county jazz rarity allegedly recorded in a chicken coop in Petaluma. Because of the track “Cotati Funk” this record seems to have a reputation as a “private press jazz funk monster”, which it isn’t, and is hated upon for not living up to the hype that surrounds it. When you see […]