A synthy soul funk project from the team of Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo – a set that's just trippy enough – and it's possibly the best full length from either party, ever! You don't need us to tell you that DM has had a finger in a handful of the best fringe pop/leftfield hip hop projects ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
(Out of print. Tray card has a light water stain.)
Jerry Goldsmith —
Outland ... CD Warner (Germany), 1981. Used ...
One of Jerry Goldsmith's darker scores of the later years – a really spooky bit of music for this eerie sci-fi movie! Although set in space, the film's music almost has a horror feel – really close, claustrophobic, and tense – put together by Jerry with these brooding string ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Although Benny Golson is perhaps best known as a lively arranger in the modern idiom, he's also a kick-ass tenor player when he wants to be – and on this classic, he definitely wants to be! Unlike some of Golson's more tightly arranged records of the early years, this date is a deeply gutsy ... (Jazz) 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) CD
Progressive jazz with a bit of a post-rock instrumental twist – tunes that are almost in the mode of some of the recent work coming from our hometown of Chicago, but which are performed here by the Projeto Alfa quartet of guitarists Lanny Gordin and Guilherme Held, bassist Fabio Sa, and ... (Brazil) read moreCD
An unusual set for both Dexter and Blue Note – first, because the set was recorded in Europe (not at Rudy Van Gelder's), and second because the tracks are all quite long! The album was recorded in Paris – and is cut in an open-ended format that's very much in the mode that Gordon would ... (Jazz) read moreCD
LA bebop jam session material, featuring two long tracks recorded live in the city of angels, probably illegally by Savoy's Herman Lubinsky, who was a noted crook. Who cares, though, as the sides give us a great picture of the kind of lively cutting jam sessions that were ripping through the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
They definitely got the title right on this one –as Noel Gourdin sings in a contemporary urban mode, but with lots of the deeper inflections we remember from classic southern soul – a wonderful blend that really makes the record his best so far! Production is nice and lean – ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Tracks include "Smoking", "1st Things First", "Two Gats Up", "Blow Up", "Party People", "If Only You knew", "Hit Me With That Sh*t", "Hip Hop", "Chamber Danger", "Underground Emperor", "Life ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A really beautiful little record – one that combines crackling jazzy dancefloor rhythms with soaring lines on acoustic piano! Tardin plays grand piano throughout – with a graceful, flowing style that's a great counterpoint to the tighter rhythms at the bottom. And although the ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Tracks include "360 (What Goes Around)", "Proper Education", "That's How We Move It", "Check It Out" featuring Mary J. Blige, "Back It Up", "Big Kids Don't Play", "Ya Know How It Goes", "Proper Education", "Check ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
There's some great spooky touches here from Romolo Grano – including wordless vocals from Edda Dell'Orso, and moog from Grano himself – used beautifully to score this unusual soundtrack from the 70s! The main theme is an older-style Italian number, sung by Luigi Proietti – but ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
One of the most sensitive, thoughtful albums we've ever heard from Stephane Grappelli – a later album in which the famous Parisian jazz violinist pays tribute to his long-departed partner – guitarist Django Reinhardt! The set's a bit more open than some of the pair's earlier recordings ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Grass Roots (Darius Jones/Chad Taylor/Sean Conly/A —
Grass Roots ... CD Aum Fidelity, 2012. Used ...
(Penmark through barcode.)
Lou Grassi & John Tchicai —
ComPOsed ... CD Creative Improvised Music Projects, 2002. Used ...
One of the first contemporary soundtracks on the mostly-vintage Death Waltz label – and a great record that really lives up to the same style as horror scores of yore! The music is mostly spare, but plenty dark – a definite death waltz of subtle sounds brewed together carefully – ... (Soundtracks) 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 tasty double-live set from Al Green – one that has him working through longer versions of tunes than you'd hear on his studio albums, and really doing great in front of an appreciative Japanese crowd! The overall approach here is a bit more modern than on some of his older Hi albums – ... (Soul) read moreCD
A rare one from Grant Green – recorded in 1962, but not issued until 1985. The set's one of Green's early classics recorded with pianist Sonny Clark – a deeply soulful player who really had the right feel for Green's more lyrical soul jazz numbers. The rest of the group includes Ike ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Billy Griffin —
Respect ... CD CBS/Sony (Japan), 1983. Used ...
An even leaner groove than usual for Billy Griffin – a set that makes great use of 80s keyboards and basslines, which turn out to be a great fit for Griffin's wonderful voice! Billy's got this sharp, uncluttered style of singing – a mode first forged as the lead for The Miracles, then ... (Soul) read moreCD
Another one of the great Griffin/Davis collaborations from the early 60's, and a tight bit of work with the added appearance of Junior Mance on piano. As you might expect from this cast of characters,the set's got a groove that straddles the hardbop and soul jazz camps, and Griffin and Davis prove ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(BMG Direct pressing.)
Danny Grissett —
Form ... CD Criss Cross (Holland), 2009. 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
Beautiful blues from Guitar Slim – west coast material from the mid-50s, recorded with some very hip backings! Slim's got a lean, mean edge – a style that's a bit similar to Johnny Watson in his early years, touched with some of the class of the R&B scene that was bubbling up in ... (Blues) read moreCD
Heavy piano and raspy vocals from Raphael Gulazzi – an artist with a boldly jazz feel, and a classic sense of spirit we'd put right up there between the best recent work from Mario Biondi and Jamie Cullum! Like Mario, Raphael is Italian, but mostly sings in English – accenting the ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
A really great change for saxophonist Nathan Haines – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given how much we already liked him before! The set's a straight jazz outing – of the kind that really lets Haines' strengths on reeds shine forth beautifully – soaring out soulfully in ways ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
A really strong debut from Anthony Hamilton – easily the strongest album we've ever heard on the usually much more commercial So So Def label! Anthony seriously vibrates the rich depth of southern soul on every cut here, as filtered through late-model natural hip hop beats and vibes. He's ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Chico Hamilton —
Trio! ... CD Soul Note (Italy), 1992. Used ...