Unknown Instructors: Unwilling to Explain

We’re thrilled to announce the release of Unwilling to Explain, the forthcoming album from Unknown Instructors. Like previous albums, the line-up includes the former rhythm section of Minutemen and Firehose, bassist Mike Watt and drummer George Hurley, with Toledo-based poet Dan McGuire on vocals. On this fourth effort, the group adds guitarist J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr) to mix. Unwilling to Explain blends flavors of jazz, punk rock, spoken word, noise, and art-rock … Read More

Free Jazz February

If you haven’t noticed, we’ve been doubling down on our offerings of avant-garde and free jazz, and we’re not slowing down anytime soon! We’re happy to announce the release of three fantastic free jazz records, coming next month. You can all about them below, and pre-order copies from our online shop.   Cecil Taylor’s solo piano set at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1974 drew critical acclaim, earning five star … Read More

Cecil Taylor: Silent Tongues

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Cecil Taylor’s solo piano set at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1974 drew critical acclaim, earning five star reviews from the Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide and AllMusic’s Scott Yanow. The set features Taylor’s five-movement work “Silent Tongues”, along with two encores. After being out of print for nearly four decades, the classic live album is now available exclusively through Vinyl Me, Please on a gold smoke color vinyl, limited … Read More

Coming in November: Dave Brubeck, Shirley Horn, & Les Paul

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We’re very excited to share that we have three fantastic records which will be widely available this November. Originally released on Friday, July 13th, for Barnes & Noble’s Vinyl Weekend, all three albums were previously available in limited quantities on color vinyl, exclusively at Barnes & Noble. Now each release will be available everywhere records are sold!    Dave Brubeck, Time In – November 2nd, 2018 Time In is the last release of Dave Brubeck’s ‘Time’ series … Read More

Hank Jones Trio – Arigato

Hank Jones has come to be known as one of the most flexible pianists that jazz has ever seen. From sophisticated, punctual melodies, to jagged bop solos, Jones has developed a matchless status, particularly in the realm of the piano trio format. Joined by Jay Leonhart on the bass, and Ronnie Bedford on the drums, this 1976 recording of Arigato is nothing short of what to expect from Jones and his … Read More

Roland Hanna – Perugia: Live at Montreux 74 

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We’re very excited to announce the next release in our series of Freedom Records reissues, Roland Hanna’s Perugia: Live at Montreux 74, which comes out on Friday, September 21st. This incredible record will be available on red color vinyl, limited to just 300 copies, exclusively at independent record stores. A black vinyl edition will be widely available, including through our online store. Preorder your copy today!     Recorded live in Switzerland … Read More

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