2 rare 10" jazz albums from the early days of Blue Note – issued here on one great CD that has all the original cover art, great sound, and even a few bonus cuts! Tenorist Frank Foster is at the core of both of these sessions – as he leads the group on his own album, and he's the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A pretty catchy bit of Miami club from the late 70s – and an album that sounds a heck of a lot better than you might think from its silly pink cover! The group's actually got a strong acoustic sound underpinning their grooves – with some excellent percussion underneath the best tracks, ... (Soul) read moreCD
A classic 70s soul soundtrack – and a dream of a combination! Curtis Mayfield wrote the soundtrack and produced the album – and the result is a killer batch of 70s soul tracks that matches Aretha's strong vocals with the hip Curtom sound of Chicago! Aretha was still doing pretty well ... (Soul) read moreCD
Modern avant pop from Brooklyn with love for the 80s post-punk and post-disco gamechangers – dancefloor ready acts from Liquid Liquid to ESG to Tom Tom Club – though done with a hooky, contemporary vibe! It's irresistible stuff to us – we couldn't shrug it off, even if we tried ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Another expansive effort from Bill Frisell, finding him integrating a variety of new sounds from other traditions into his new American pastoral framework. As with other recent releases, his coloristic tone and melodic sensibility are nicely rooted, but cast here in a new group featuring Brazilian ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An obscure little groover from Curtis Fuller – and one of his hardest blowing sessions for Blue Note! Unlike some of the other Fuller sessions, which can have a slightly softer, rounder sound overall – this one's a much more in-the-pocket sort of Blue Note hardbop date – one that ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An instant classic the day it was released – and a perfect blending of the group's older freaked-out style with a slick late 70s funk sound that started showing up in the work of many other groups. "One Nation Under A Groove" is a monster cut with a hook that won't quit, and the LP ... (Soul) read moreCD
Charlotte Gainsbourg —
IRM ... CD Because/Warner, 2010. Used ....
A stunner from Charlotte Gainsbourg – in keeping with her style of crafting a diverse body of avant pop sounds by working with stellar collaborators – this time with producer/composer Beck, and it's her best to date! A few tunes are sung in French and have a kind of dramatic French pop ... (French) read moreCD
Great 20 track compilation that focuses on the pivotal years for Serge Gainsbourg – the time when he was turning his twisted French pop into a sound that would forever be remembered, and become an inspiration for so many of today's musicians. The set's got a few tracks that are on other ... (French) read moreCD
All the freaky, funky Serge Gainsbourg you could ever want – served up in a single set! The package pulls together some of the grooviest tracks by Serge from a host of late 60s and early 70s albums – including some of his super-rare French soundtrack work – from movies that ... (French) read moreCD
One of Serge Gainsbourg's biggest international albums – and kind of an 80s update of his earlier erotic sound! There's something of a clubby vibe to the record – and most of the album was recorded in the US, with a fair bit of synthesizer and guitar, in kind of a colder post-new wave ... (French) read moreCD
A 70s soul jazz classic – one of those albums we go back to again and again over the years for inspiration! The album was one of the first from young reed player Carlos Garnett – and it's virtually a super-session, with a lineup that includes heavyweights like Buster Williams, Norman ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A completely different album than the original I Want You Album – but a great one too, and a set that really gives you a wonderful chance to see the studio genius of Marvin Gaye and Leon Ware in action! The material here originally appeared on the second disc of the Deluxe Edition 2CD ... (Soul) read moreCD
A wicked album that's one of Stan Getz's best from the 70s! The record features Stan reunited with Chick Corea, whose warm lyricism was the lynchpin in Getz's landmark Sweet Rain – the stunning session from 1968 that is perhaps our favorite-ever Getz album. Corea plays electric piano here, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of those records that no home should be without – not only a pivotal album in the growth of bossa nova in the 60s – but a set that also really helped set the career of tenorist Stan Getz on fire! The real credit here might almost go to guitarist Charlie Byrd – as Byrd was a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
In a world of supposed crossover Brazilian projects that have mostly lost their roots, the music of Bebel Gilberto is surprisingly refreshing! This daughter of Joao Gilberto (not Astrud) sings in a manner that's in keeping with the classic bossa divas of years past – but she works here in ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Everybody's favorite bossa album just got a little better! Bebel Gilberto's Tanto Tempo set is one of the recent runaway hits of Brazilian music – a lively set of modern bossa tunes that has crossed over with listeners around the globe, bringing the sound of the bossa to a whole new ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Dizzy Gillespie —
Champ ... CD Savoy/Jazz Heritage, 1951/1952. Used ....
A nice little collection of some of Dizzy Gillespie's best bop material for Savoy – tunes that were originally recorded as 78rpm singles – then issued together on this classic album of all-star players! The tunes are short, catchy, and often very grooving – that mix of whimsy and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A round two knockout for Gnarls Barkley – an album we think is better than the landmark St Elsewhere LP – boisterous pop art & soul from Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo! We were slightly trepid when the Odd Couple was announced, fearing a hasty attempt to rekindle the magic that clearly ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Dramatic work from Jerry Goldsmith – a driving score to accompany this train-based action film from Italy. Just about the whole album's in the style of Goldsmith's typical action work – strings, sad themes, pounding forceful moments, and a few somber numbers – but there is one ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Their first LP, foretelling the shape of things to come out of Atlanta, alongside Southernplayalistic. . .with "Cell Therapy", "Blood", "The Coming", "Free", "Dirty South", "Thought Process", "Soul Food" and "Goodie Bag" ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
One of Dexter Gordon's proudest moments of the 50s – a rock-solid session for Bethlehem – easily one of the best-remembered hardbop sides from the label's California years! The album's got a relaxed, free-blown sound that's quite nice – with Dex in the lead on tenor, supported by ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Classic early bop material from Dexter Gordon – originally issued as 78s in the 40s, and packaged here in a hip 50s album with a very groovy cover! The set features work from 1945, 1946, and 1947 – with Gordon in different three different groups – one with Leo Parker on baritone ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A really unusual album for Dexter Gordon – one that has him working in a quintet with vibes by Bobby Hutcherson! Hutcherson's sound really transforms the session, giving it a shimmering middleground that disperses the dominance that Gordon's tenor usually has – and creating a warm, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Dexter Gordon —
GO ... CD Blue Note, 1962. Used ....
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Seminal stuff – and one of Dexter Gordon's excellent Blue Note sessions with pianist Sonny Clark! Sonny's in fine fine form for the record, and in our opinion, he seems to be the most relaxed and inventive when accompanying Dexter Gordon – even over other Blue Note horn players, and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Beautiful quartet recording that unites Dexter with two other Americans in exile – Bud Powell and Kenny Clarke – plus the great French bassist Pierre Michelot. Includes a great take of "Scrapple from the Apple", plus excellent readings of "Stairway to the Stars" and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An amazingly simple – but amazingly satisfying session from Dexter Gordon! The group's a totally solid quartet with Sonny Clark on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – and the groove is right in the pocket with a solid solid soulful feel that you don't always get ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Wycliffe Gordon —
Search ... CD Nagel Heyer (Germany), 2000. Used ....
The hippest comeback album to date from Al Green – a massively soulful set that we might well rank right up there with his classics from the 70s! Green's got some very hip help in the studio here – production help from James Poyser and Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson – both ... (Soul) read moreCD
Bernie Green & His Orchestra —
Futura ... CD RCA (Spain), 1961. Used ....
One of the best of RCA's Stereo Action series! Bernie Green leads his orchestra through a set of material that tries to answer the question "What will pop music sound like in 1970?" (keep in mind that this is 1961) – and a number of the tracks feature a "guitar orchestra" ... (Now Sound) read moreCD