Probably the most classic of Stitt's sides for Verve – and certainly the one that gets rated time and time again by jazz collectors. We think it's pretty darn great – although we always wonder why folks don't give Stitt's other sides for Verve as much of a chance, because they're all ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print Verve Elite pressing – with bonus tracks.)
Strong Arm Steady & Statik Selektah —
Stereotype ... CD Stones Throw, 2012. Used ....
Strong Arm Steady's second full length for Stones Throw – this time featuring production by Statik Slektah – and it's among the best of the veteran unit's best records to date! Strong Arm Steady seem to have really hit a strong stride when working as a core trio – and the tight ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
No, these guys haven't named their group in homage to electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick – but their sound does have some elements that would have made ol' Morty pretty proud! The set's got a quirky, playful feel – almost like some of our favorite German electronics of the early ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
The greatest album to date from Sugarman 3 – one of the funkiest combos of the past 50 years! The group's organ/sax sound has never sounded so great – and it's pumped up even further here from some added guest instrumentation, including drums from Bernard Purdie, plus vocals on a ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
A soaring batch of boogie from the Sunburst Band – the group's long-awaited second album, and just as incredible as the first! Dave Lee's really gone all out for this session – dipping back into his classic references to feature vocals by older club singers that include Norma Jean and ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Sunn O))) —
White 1 ... CD Southern Lord, 2003. Used ....
Just Sold Out!
The early 70s glam masterpiece from T Rex – setting the standard for the sounds to come – and pop landmark status aside, it's probably the best album Bolan, Mickey Finn and the group ever cut! On Electric Warrior, T Rex resurrects the primitive spirit of the seediest rock of their ... (Rock) read moreCD
Take 6's first LP – a return to harmony vocalizing for the 80s, soft-pedalling gospel themes with a smooth finish that shows that the boys can really sing! Titles include "Gold Mine", "Spread Love", "Get Away Jordan", "He Never Sleeps", and "A ... (Soul) read moreCD
Remixed version of Takemura's crucial first LP! If you know the Child's View LP, you know that it's filled with beautiful jazzy grooves that feature a mixture of Brazilian, soundtrack, soul, and hip hop scoring. This remix LP pushes the groove even more, by offering junglist and abstract takes on ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Some of the most compelling grooves the Talking Heads ever recorded – a set that sparkles with imaginative touches, and railroads forward on a wave of complicated rhythms! The sound is brilliant throughout – a genre-less approach that sheds the group's earlier art nerd aesthetic for ... (Rock) read moreCD
The first new record in years from soul legend Howard Tate – an unsung genius who cut some work for Verve in the 60s, and Atlantic in the 70s, and who's finally getting his due these days! The album's a loving tribute to Tate's genius – recorded in a raw, laidback setting with ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the best pre-1960 sessions by Cecil Taylor, recorded in Boston in 1956, and originally issued on the totally rare Transition label in a very small pressing! Taylor's playing here with the great bassist Buell Neidlinger, one of his prime compaitriots in the early days, and the trio (with ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print US Blue Note issue. Back artwork has a light crease, but the rest is great.)
Pretty well peak era material from pianist Cecil Taylor – doing his thing with incredible line up of jazz greats on a couple NYC dates from early 1961! A couple of the pieces here are pure magic – we're especially loving the bits where Cecil is kind of hitting the keys heavily, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Cecil Taylor —
Olu Iwa ... CD Soul Note (Italy), 1986. Used ....
A great quartet date from Cecil Taylor – one that begins with a slightly more subtle approach than some of his other performances from the time – then builds strongly into the energy we've come to expect in his music! The set features one long improvisation, running over an hour in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Cecil Taylor Unit —
Eighth ... CD Hatology (Switzerland), 1981. Used ....
A very moody performance from Cecil Taylor – one long reading of the piece "Calling It The 8th", originally presented as 2LP set, but finally getting its due here as a single CD that presents the whole thing from start to finish with no interruption! Although as free as some of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An indie soul classic from Gary Taylor – his first full album, originally issued in 1987 for Virgin! The set's got a style that's very much in the 80s mellow soul groove – a fair bit of electronics in the backing, but a smooth, round style in the tunes that snakes out with a good late ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
A great little 5 track record from the James Taylor Quartet – the record issued right before their landmark album In The Hand Of The Inevitable, with a soulful sound that's every bit as great as that record! Taylor's at the height of his soulful powers here – working with larger ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
One of our favorite albums of the 90s – an instant-classic soul set from the James Taylor Quartet, working here at the height of their powers! James and his group hit a classic vibe that sounds somewhere in between Johnny Hammond's Gears LP and some of the other great records on Fantasy. ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Johnnie Taylor's first album for Stax – and a tremendous little set that easily stands as one of his greatest records ever! Sure, we love Johnnie in all his incarnations – but there's a special sort of something here – a rawness and earnestness – that makes the whole thing ... (Soul) read moreCD
Teca & Ricardo —
Cade O Povo ... CD Pulp Flavor/Dare Dare (France), 1976. Used ....
Sweetly jazzy Brazilian grooves from the team of Teca & Ricardo – a lovely album recorded in France in the mid 70s, and unheard for years! The feel here is not that dissimilar from some of the recent work by Tom & Joyce, or classic work by the team of Jaime & Nair – Teca's ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Certified dopeness from Dego and Mark Mac, who you might otherwise know as 4Hero, as well as a half dozen other aliases (Manix, Nu Era, Jacob's Optical Stairway, etc). Laidback hip hop grooves, with a decidedly jazzy feel. 14 tracks in all, including "The Friday Takeaway Order", "Wh ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Marquee Moon set the bar too high in eyes of the avant rock/post punk literati – so Television's nearly as great, but not as revolutionary Adventure never really got its due. Regardless, this is an incredible album, and entirely essential, too! They had already broken all of the new ground ... (Rock) read moreCD
The one and only solo album by Mario Telles – brother of the better-known Sylvia Telles, but an equally great bossa singer on his own! This rare date from the 60s features some wonderful arrangements by Baden Powell, Moacir Santos, and Astor Silva – all of whom bring Mario into some ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Sublime harmony soul from The Temprees – one of the few southern groups who could really match the brilliance of the east coast scene of the time! The core of the CD features the album Temprees 3 – the group's third album, and a wonderfully tight affair that features some slight Philly ... (Soul) read moreCD
The Temptations sing the work of Smokey Robinson – and they've even got Smokey along to help them out on production! Given the high Robinson quotient on the set – both on production and songwriting – you'd almost expect this one to be a copycat of The Miracles' music at the time. ... (Soul) read moreCD
The Temptations pick up a lot of soul on this classic Motown set – a deeper, darker groove than ever before – the start of that fuzzy psychedelic soul style that made them one of the most inventive Motown acts of the late 60s! Deep basslines roll out strongly right from the start of ... (Soul) read moreCD
They Might Be Giants —
Lincoln ... CD Bar None, 1988. Used ....
Just Sold Out!
Thing with Neneh Cherry —
Cherry Thing ... CD Smalltown Supersound (Sweden), 2012. Used ....
A mindblowing collaboration – one that brings the soulful vocals of Nenah Cherry into play with the avant jazz sounds of The Thing – but all in a mode that's unlike anything either artist has recorded before! The mix of talents is no surprise – given that Nenah's dad is Don ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Seminal work from this legendary group – lots of percussion, keyboards, and voice from Charles Hayward! Titles include "Testcard", "Horizontal Hold", "Not Waving", "Water", "Twilight Furniture", "24 Track Loop", and "Fall Of ... (Rock) read moreCD
Crisp, clubby soul from Fonzi Thornton – again working with Robert Wright – and solid 80s groove set that doesnt really get enough love! The 80s bubbling synth sound is in full effect here, but the album holds up pretty well by simply being better than a lot of what was coming ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the funkiest albums we've heard from the Nublu label so far – a hip blend of Brazilian rhythms and offbeat sounds – put together with a skittish, playful sound that's really great! The album's much less gimmicky than other sessions of this nature – as the core trio really ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Their second album, and though not quite as nice as Original Stylin', still an essential piece of Philly hip hop history. The group's no longer associated with the Hilltop Hustlers, and have adopted a slightly more slick approach to their sound, producing themselves on this effort. Includes " ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
(Out of print, some light rippling to the tray card artwork.)
A heady power trio – stepping out here with a tight blend of tenor, drums, and bass – definitely jazz in formation, but with some funky and fuzzy touches as well! The bass often really informs the overall sound of the set – and bold basslines often drive the tunes with a punkish ... (Jazz) read moreCD
New jazz funk release by the New York drummer and keyboard player Ticklah, with a sound that mixes straight old-style jazz funk with some grooves that have a bit more of a modern sound. Ticklah himself has done a few projects with DJ Spinna, and one track on here – "Cooly Wages" ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
So we'd guess by the title to this latest Timbo effort that it's meant as a follow up to the last Missy Elliott album, and in a lot of ways it is. As with earlier Tim & Magoo efforts, you're not getting this one for lyrical finesse, but the bouncing beats, which get stripped down to the bare ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD