An excellent groover from Kenny Dorham – possibly one of his best ever albums for Blue Note – a record that shows how much he was pushing past his bop roots in his later years! The tracks are extremely long, and with a Latiny feel that's surprising when you look at Dorham's earlier ... (Jazz) read moreCD
This is the kind of CD that makes us love reissues! Why? Well, because it features 2 incredibly rare jazz albums – both of which never turn up on vinyl, and are lovingly packaged here on 1 CD filled with a dozen hard bop grooves. The album Matador was originally issued under Kenny Dorham's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the best ever albums from maestro Will Downing – a smooth rolling, impeccably arranged gem of an album from the early 90s – with a timeless sound that's as fresh and breezy as ever! The production is immaculate, without losing any of the warmth and emotion – a clean ... (Soul) read moreCD
We're the first to admit, we've taken a few shots at Dre over the years on these pages, but there's no denying his impact on hip hop, and that he's probably the producer with one of the longest and most solid careers. We're not pretending this album's any kind of landmark as far as mic skills are ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
One of the Dramatics' best albums, and a real masterpiece of 70's group soul! The arrangements are sweet, but the group is as hard as they ever were, but free to soar in their singing with the massive arrangements provided by the Detroit Groovesville crew. Ron Banks and LJ Reynolds are in perfect ... (Soul) read moreCD
Tracks include "Me & Mrs Jones", "Be My Girl", "Shake It Well", "You're Fooling You", "Never Let You Go", "Say The Word", "I'm Hooked On You", "The Stars In Your Eyes", "Welcome Back Home", and "I ... (Soul) read moreCD
Sweet grooves from George Duke – and a set that almost feels like it's got a bit more edge than usual – at least in recent years! The vibe's still got that warm mix of soul and jazz that's continued to make George great – but the keyboards also feel richer at points, with some of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Detroit soul savant Dwele returns with a sophomore effort for Virgin – and it's even better than the stellar debut! We're very happy to report that Dwele appears to be in full control of the material – the set is self-produced with a warm, uncluttered sound that focuses on his uniquely ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Bob's fourth record, and close runner up to Freewheelin' as the masterpiece of this early stage of his career. While the overly arch Times They Are A Changin' pretty much stood as the cornerstone of classifiable folk rock at the time, Another Side is just that. Dense, elliptical, and downright ... (Rock) read moreCD
Some of the darkest acoustic work that Dylan ever recorded – and filled with beautiful songs like "With God On Our Side", "North Country Blues", "Only A Pawn In Their Game", "The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll", "Boots Of Spanish Leather", ... (Rock) read moreCD
Spiritual, soulful, and oh, so beautiful! This record captures Earth Wind & Fire at a perfect transition moment – when they've still got some of their avant jazz roots, but are leaning towards the smooth soulful funk sound that put them on the charts a few years later. The whole thing's ... (Soul) read moreCD
Proof that the US Army had plenty going on during the 70s – as you'll hear from this killer set of military-produced grooves from East Of Underground! The set goes way past the previous East Of Underground reissue – to feature work by the groups Soap, Black Seeds, and Sound Trek – ... (Soul) read moreCD
A pair of great albums – brought together in one super-heavy package! First up is the legendary East Of Underground record – an uber-obscure LP recorded in 1971 by a group of US Army servicemen at the Armed Forces Network studios in Frankfurt, Germany – originally used as a ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the most electric albums on the legendary Black Jazz label – a hip set of funky fusion tracks from bassist Cleveland Eaton, with a vibe that's similar to his album for the Gamble label, and his funky 45 work with The Kats! The record's a good extension of Eaton's roots in the Cadet ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Seminal early disco work from Ecstasy Passion & Pain – a group with a much harder soul approach than some of their counterparts on the 70s Philly scene! Singer Barbara Roy really gives the group a wonderful sound here – working with a level of soul that matches some of the deeper ... (Soul) read moreCD
The 2nd Ed OG & Da Bulldogs LP. Much better production than their first LP, with three tracks produced by Diamond D. Pressed up like the orginal promo-only vinyl, on double LP with a plain black sleeve. 12 tracks including "Skinny Dip (I Got It Goin' On)", "Streets Of The ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A concept album of sorts from beatmaker 88 Keys – who has collaborated with Kanye and many others – kind of a comical sex themed effort executive produced by Kanye and featuring some other high profile guests including Bilal, Redman, Phonte of Little Brother and others. Titles ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A really wonderful set from reedman Shauli Einav – a player who's been around for a few years, but who we're only discovering with this album – an artist who really grabs us right away with his soulful work on tenor and soprano sax! As with many albums on the excellent Posi-tone label, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
It's the end of the 60s, and El Gran Combo are really going strong – working in a tight, focused groove that's definitely on the cutting edge of Latin music at the time – even though these guys were already turning into one of the biggest acts on the scene! There a good mix of New York ... (Latin) read moreCD
One of the freshest albums in years from Chicago percussion legend Kahil El'Zabar – the recording debut of a great little combo he's been heading for the past few years – and a group who would have been right at home during the more progressive 60s years at Blue Note! The sound here is ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio —
Big Cliff ... CD Delmark, 1994. Used ....
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Kahil El' Zabar & David Murray —
Golden Sea ... CD Sound Aspects (Germany), 1989. Used ....
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Beautiful set of duets between Chicago percussionist Kahil El'Zabar and tenor giant David Murray. Murray's in top form here, and he plays with warmth an imagination throughout, driven to new heights by Kahil's soulful playing. Very rhythmic set, with percussive underpinnings, and driving choppy ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Kind of a silly name for a group – but the record's pretty nice! Elbow Bones & The Racketeers were one of the many retro-soul groups working under the guidance of producer August Darnell – aka Kid Creole – who gave the group a style that was similar to his own unique blend of ... (Soul) read moreCD
Includes historical mono recordings of Elgar's "Pomp & Circumstance Marches Nos 1-5", "Cello Concerto" with Beatrice Harrison on cello, "Froissart Overture Op 19", "Cockaigne (In London Town) Op 40", and "Five Piano Improvisaions" with Elgar on ... (Classical) read moreCD
A beautiful jazzy score by Duke Ellington – and a fitting companion to this classic Otto Preminger film! The record captures Ellington at a perfect moment – right during his Indigos period of increased sophistication, when his band was at an all-time level of perfection – and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of Duke Ellington's standout sides for Columbia – a strong recording that revisits many of the best elements of his earlier work, and offers up some more sophisticated scoring for the 50s – thanks to extended track length in the LP generation! The tunes here are older ones, but ... (Jazz) read moreCD
John Ellison (Soul Brother Six) —
Up From Funk ... CD Jamie, Late 60s/Early 70s/2013. Used 2CD ....
A deep deep retrospective on soul singer John Ellison – best known for his work in the group Soul Brother Six – but a heck of a great talent on his own! The set's an unusual one – in that it features a fair bit of old recordings from the vaults of Jamie Records, mixed with new ... (Soul) read moreCD
Time ... CD Futuristica (UK), 2010. Used ....
Killer work from a group that features the wonderful Jessica Lauren on keyboards – a player who was such a big part of London work we loved in the 90s, sounding even more amazing here! The group's got a decidedly jazzy tip – one that really makes the best use of Jessica's keys, which ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
A great little album from The Emotions – largely because it sounds a lot like prime mid 70s Earth Wind & Fire, with female vocals added over the top – ultimately, pulling away with a soulful charm all its own! Maurice White produced the whole set, and it's got a soaring spacey ... (Soul) read moreCD
Earlier Stax work recorded by The Emotions, not issued at the time and packaged together into a pretty great album during the time of the girls' bigger fame on Columbia! The work here is surprisingly great – not really filler at all, and in a style that's almost hipper than any of the ... (Soul) read moreCD
For years En Vogue was the sort of group we would ignore because of their huge mainstream succes, but listening to this album now it's hard to pass up! Still quite commercial on all fronts to be certain, but their sound was infused with a nice dose of hip hop influence in a way that would become ... (Soul) read moreCD
Some of the darkest and most wonderful rock and roll from the 70s! After leaving Roxy Music, Brian Eno came up with this brilliant little set of glammy tracks – nearly every one a gem, filled with screeching guitars, mad production, and excellent lyrical twists. On top of that, he infused ... (Rock) read moreCD
A great set of arty pop, or intellectual rock, or post glam whatever you feel like calling it – a completely unique record all the way through! The set is one of Eno's classics from the 70s, with his wry take on music and lyrics, and a nice dark edge to the proceedings. Roxy Music's Phil ... (Rock) read moreCD
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A second collection of 70s collaborations between Brian Eno, Conny Plank, and the team of Moebieus and Roedelius – pulled from a variety of recordings done at Plank's legendary studios over the course of a number of different albums! The format here varies from track to track, as different ... (Rock) read moreCD
Ellery Eskelin, Andrea Parkins & Jim Black —
One Great Day ... CD Hatology (Switzerland), 1996. Used ....
A really unique little trio – and one that helps Ellery Eskelin create some of his most memorable music on record! The group has a unique approach – in that Eskelin's tenor is mixed with accordion and samples from Andrea Parkins – a really wonderful combination, as Parkins is ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A late 90s effort from this west coast singer, on the cusp of the NuSoul movement, and with a nice nod in that direction, betraying her jazzy pedigree. With some great production courtesy Dred Scott, who had released a nice hip hop LP a few years earlier, that was largely slept on, this Lp has a ... (Soul) read moreCD
Magical trio recordings from the classic trio that featured Bill Evans on piano, Scott LaFaro on bass, and Paul Motian on drums – a massive 3CD set of music, and one that brings together the complete June 1961 Village Vanguard recordings! The revolutionary bass work of LaFaro, and free-thinki ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A classic set to feature the Bill Evans Trio with the great Scott Lafaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums! Listening to the set we're reminded of what always brings us back to Evans' playing – a quality that's often described as moody, but which is really is quite spry and lively throughout ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the best Bill Evans trio sessions on Verve – recorded with a group that features Chuck Israels on bass and Larry Bunker on drums, both perfect accompanists for Evans in his exploration of unusual rhythms and lyrical tones on the keys! Both players have a dancing quality that goes far ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An incredible album from Bill Evans – and maybe THE record you need in your collection if you're trying to understand his contribution to jazz! The album's one of Evan's first sides from the Village Vanguard – and features the legendary trio that included Scott LaFaro on bass and Paul ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Bill Evans & Stan Getz —
But Beautiful ... CD Milestone/Jazz Heritage, 1974. Used ....
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