EAR Records CD Releases

Jazz and Alternative Music

Vortex - Bill Ohashi

In the 80s onslaught of jazz flavored R&B and funk records, Bill Ohashi presents a set of originals reflecting the sound of the era.

Reminisant of California based smooth jazz, the CD features Bob Mintzer 'Yellowjackets', Mike Stern 'Steps Ahead', Mark Grey 'Brecker Brothers' and Sammy Figueroa.

Ampullae of Lorenzini - Bill Ohashi

Trombonist, Bill Ohashi, plants his music in the fertile fields of 'Art Blakey & the Jazz Messenger'.

Featuring all star alumni Richie Vitale, David Schnitter, Harris Simon, and Mike Clark, they reach great heights in this spirited studio session.

Every Time We Say Goodbye

Classic 'John Coltrane Quartet' captured on tour in Italy & Denmark in the early summer of 1962.

A beautifully conceived group of perform- ances created by this extraordinary Quartet, similar to that played at the Village Vanguard.

Live at the Village Vanguard 1961

These performances of 'Bill Evans & Scott Lafaro Trio' are previously unreleased from private stock.

This collection is from the pinnacle of Evans' almost continual engagements at the Village Vanguard of New York City.

The Passing Strange

The Baltimore based rock band with its leader and composer, John Umana, explores 60s styled rock originals with verve & spirit.

'Professor Edwards' was selected in the Gavin Reports and IRP Magazines' top 20 rock hits in the early 90s.

Bobongo Kinshas Tribes

Rescued from the destroyed museum of Zaire, these field recordings present villager music of the now extinct tribes of the Kinsasha area of Central Africa.

Decimated by the ebola virus in the early 70s, these are the only lasting musical offerings of these peoples.

Fantasia (UGETSU)

'In the tradition of Blue Note jazz recording from the 60s to the 80s, this all star unit swings & romps through stellar compositions by alumni of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, played by New York City's top jazz soloists & arrangers', Cadence Magazine.