The amazing debut of RB Greaves – a soul singer with a difference! RB struck big with this album on late 60s Atlantic Records – yet despite production at Muscle Shoals, and arrangements from Arif Mardin, the sound here is quite different than most of his contemporaries – and ... (Soul) read moreCD
What can we say? Most of the biggest hits, and many of the very best tracks cut in the prime of Al Green's career – which is to say some of the very best Memphis soul ever recorded! It's just one of these Greatest Hits packages of pure, inarguable perfection – with "Call Me" ... (Soul) read moreCD
Al Green and Willie Mitchell return for another soul treasure – delivering on the promise of 2003's wonderful I Can't Stop as strongly as we could have hoped for! This one may be credited to The Reverend Al Green rather than just Al Green – but that's the biggest difference between ... (Soul) read moreCD
A stunner! Al Green returns to the glorious, exuberant soul brilliance of the Hi Records years for his Blue Note debut – an amazing return to form that we could kick ourselves for not anticipating! Al Green asserted long, long ago that he had no intention of ever making another secular soul ... (Soul) read moreCD
A great early moment for pianist Benny Green – just the kind of record that got Green plenty of notice right at the start of the 90s! Benny's working here in a style that's deeply personal – especially so on the album's handful of solo numbers, but still quite strong even on the trio ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Grant's First Stand – and a mighty one at that! The set was recorded when Green was a guitarist fresh on the scene – showing up in New York from St Louis, where he'd been discovered by Lou Donaldson and brought to Blue Note with great acclaim! For this first date, Green's heard in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Grant Green —
Solid ... CD Blue Note, 1964. Used ....
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An excellent set by Grant Green – recorded in 1964, but not issued until close to 1980, when Blue Note first pulled it out of the vaults, and dropped it on the world! The session's a great one – with an unusual lineup that features Green's guitar in a sextet, with McCoy Tyner on piano, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Burton Greene —
On Tour ... CD ESP/Get Back (Italy), 1966. Used ....
Pretty far out work from pianist Burton Greene – working here on recordings pulled from the famous ESP tour of New York in the mid 60s! The performances feature Greene on piano and piano harp – in trio format with Steve Tintweiss on bass and Shelly Rusten on drums – both of whom ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Surprisingly striking work from Burton Greene – an album of solo work, but one that's filled with all the tones and sounds that justify the "orchestra" in the title! Greene plays piano and keyboards, working in an evocative style that overflows with the kind of exploratory energy ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A surprisingly modern set from Johnny Griffin – a rare major label session that's based around some really wonderful tunes penned by Johnny himself – arranged beautifully for a very hip septet! In addition to Griffin's tenor, other players include Steve Turre on trombone, John Clark on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the most obscure 70s sides by Johnny Griffin – a really warm and wonderful set, recorded in Italy with an Italian rhythm section of Franco D'Andrea on piano, Giovanni Tommaso on bass, and Bruno Biriaco on drums. Tracks are all quite long, but never sloppy – and in a way, Griff ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Johnny Griffin & Martial Solal —
In & Out ... CD Dreyfus (France), 1999. Used ....
The only album ever from Groove Theory – but the set that introduced the world to Amel Larrieux – whose vocal talents alone are worth the price of admission! The feel here is a bit more mainstream soul than some of Amel's later work – but given the mid 90s date of release, the ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Group LE (Lyrikal Etherians) —
LE Mental ... CD Etherian Media, 2003. Used ....
A wonderful session from Gigi Gryce – quite obscure, and one that has him playing in a stripped down, open-ended soul jazz mode that's quite different from some of his more tightly-arranged records! The album features a quintet that includes the great Richard Williams on trumpet – a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the rare French sessions that Gigi Gryce cut with Brownie during the early 50's. The record is reissued here with the cool original cover, and packaged like a tiny 5" record – in the cool style that the Japanese are using these days! ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A fittingly elegiac set devoted to folk hero Woody Guthrie from Smithsonian Folkways! This 2012 set celebrates the long-departed icon's 100th birthday, and it's a real treasure – with 57 tracks on 3CDs (21 of which are previously unreleased performances) – and it comes in a beautiful, ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
Beautiful work from bassist Charlie Haden and his Quartet West – a lovely look back at the styles and chanteuses of the 50s & 60s noirish jazz – with some lush strings accompaniment and guest vocalists including Cassandra Wilson, Melody Gardot, Norah Jones, Ruth Cameron and Diana ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Tim Hagans & Marcus Printup —
Hubsongs ... CD Blue Note, 1998. Used ....
Merle's debut album, and a benchmark in the history of country and popular music! Hag's role as country's most mournful outlaw hadn't fully evolved at this early point in his career but the seeds are planted, with the single "(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers" and "The Worst Is ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
Some of the first important jazz work on vibes – and a key bridge between swing and later styles too! The package features a wealth of material originally issued on 78rpm singles, plus unissued tracks too – all with the usual Mosaic attention to detail. ... (Jazz) read moreCD
All of Herbie Hancock's classic 60s recordings for Blue Note – packaged in one whopping set, along with a pretty fair number of previously unreleased takes! The 6CD set features 54 tracks in all – and is beautifully packaged in a book-like format that folds out nicely, and which also ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Funky mid 70s Herbie – one his funkiest of the era! Herbie plays a host of kool keyboards (like Fender Rhodes, Arp, Hohner Clavinet, etc), and he's joined by a group that includes just about all of the Headhunters (Paul Jackson and Mike Clark in the rhythm section), as well as Wah Wah Watson ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Herbie Hancock really earns his name in the title on this set – as he stretches out on a host of cool keyboards – all with a spacious, open style that's mighty nice! There's a gentle groove to the record, but still some of the more open qualities of Herbie's wilder electric records of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The follow up to Herbie's groundbreaking hit album Future Shock. There's some rehashing of themes here, with the remake of "Rockit" called "Hardrock" here – basically the same number with some heavy guitar added and a few different solos – plus similar numbers that ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A stunning big band session from trumpeter Roy Hargrove – one that marks his emergence to a whole new level of jazz! The album comes as a real surprise to us – quite different than both Roy's small combo work, and some of his more groove-based records – and although you can hear ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the few albums ever cut by vocalist Janice Harper – a vocalist with a style that's a bit more pronounced than some of her contemporaries on Capitol. At one level, Janice is singing here in a mode that's a bit like that of Kay Starr – but perhaps not as dramatic, nor as pop-orient ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Some of the greatest R&B work you could ever hope to buy! Wynonie Harris was one of the all-time greats – a raw, raunchy, hard-rockin singer who was getting into more trouble with the law, ladies, and booze than most 70s rock groups combined! Wynonie's songs for King are the stuff that ... (Soul) read moreCD
An excellent batch of rare material by vocalist Johnny Hartman, and a very strong set of tracks that shows a side of his work that's often ignored! Usually, Hartman gets cited for his slow, moody, syrupy sound – such as that which he used in his classic recordings with Coltrane. However, we ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Landmark stuff, and a beautiful album that mixes soulful tracks with Donny's nascent jazz sensibility! The set's a key chapter in the history of soul music – a record that has Donny emerging from shadows of the Chicago studio scene to become one of the most promising soul artists of the 70s. ... (Soul) read moreCD
Boris Hauf/Steven Hess/Juun —
Proxemics ... CD Creative Sources (Portugal), 2011. Used ....
Srong work from Boris Hoff (tenor and soprano sax, sine tones and harmonium), Steven Hess (drums and electronics), Keefe Jackson (contrabass clarinet & tenor sax) and Juun (piano) – recorded at Chicago's Experimental Sound Studios in April of '10. Slow building atmosphere and tense ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Wonderful ensemble work from drummer Fritz Hauser – a player whose recent music has gone far beyond jazz, with a mixture of compositional ideals and creative improvisation! This set features Hauser working with a larger percussion ensemble – really exploring his sense of texture and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Drummer Roy Haynes always brings something great to the table for any album he does as a leader – and this record is no exception! Here, the "added something" is the presence of Roland Kirk on reeds – offered a key early chance to express his most modern ideas in the freedom ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Pearls from the past, recast nicely by the swinging sounds of pianist David Hazeltine – who also brings a few of his own tunes to the set too! The groove here is surprisingly great – especially considering the classical look of the cover – but that's definitely what we'd expect ... (Jazz) read moreCD
We love Lee Hazlewood – and this album is one of his best! The record's a stunning batch of Lee's original compositions – all wonderful examples of the way that Lee could take a postwar fascination with Western themes and images, and turn it on itself to reveal the anxieties and ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
An great second set from Heather Headley – well on her way to becoming one of the best mainstream soul divas in years! It's been a few years since we last heard from Heather, but in that time she's sharpened her talents greatly – really deepening her sound and going for a more mature ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Great grooviness from Neal Hefti – working here at the height of his 60s powers! The film stars Robert Morse, Barbara Harris, and Jonathan Winters – and the score's got a 60s screwball approach that mixes organ, woodwinds, percussion, and bits of strings together, all filtered through ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
One of the classics of the first wave of the New York punk scene. We doubt there' s much more we need to say about this album, except every household needs a copy. Tracks include "Love Comes In Spurts", "Liars Beware", "Blank Generation", "Walking On The ... (Rock) read moreCD
One of the best records ever from vocalist Bill Henderson – thanks to excellent small group backing from the Oscar Peterson Trio! CD features 4 previously unissued bonus tracks too. ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
The first compilation to really do justice to jazz funk legend Eddie Henderson – and a great one, too! Henderson's spacey trumpet style graced some of the best Blue Note and Capitol jazz sides to come out during the 70s – and his open-ended snakey way of playing was very different than ... (Jazz) read moreCD