The best work so far from Rosalia De Souza – a session that features production and guitar from bossa legend Roberto Menescal, and a sound that's deeper and even more classic than any of Rosalia's other work! Most of the instrumentation here is in an older acoustic mode – piano, ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
A 70s soundtrack from Guido & Maurizio De Angelus – their work for 1975's A Mezzanotte Va La Ronda Del Piacere – a cool one that covers a lot of stylistic territory! This soundtrack is built with fairly stripped down sounds for the most part – small combo material with some ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Very unusual instrumental music from late 70s Mexico – a bit like some of the more experimental jazz/classical blends that sprung up in the wake of Hermeto Pascoal's generation in Brazil! The groove here is a bit like Grupo Um or their mainman Lelo Nazario – music that's got some of ... (Rock) read moreCD
Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition —
Album Album ... CD ECM (Germany), 1984. Used ...
A record that really dives deep with a rich mix of creative rhythms and inventive horn lines! The album still has Jack DeJohnette staying true to his more avant roots – working with tenor from David Murray, alto and soprano sax from John Purcell, baritone and tuba from Howard Johnson, and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The great Chico Freeman really shines here with drummer Jack DeJohnette – lending his tenor, flute, and bass clarinet to the album – and helping make it a really reed-heavy affair! John Purcell's also in the frontline with Chico – playing alto, baritone, and flute – and in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Moody, kind of sultry and pulpy Cambodian rock, LA style – perhaps the best record yet from Dengue Fever! The backdrop of keys, horns, guitars, percussion and bass has never sound as measured, loose and assured as it does on Venus On Earth – with Chhom Nimol reminding us of the ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
2CDs, 40 tracks – and a motherlode of incredible work in the exotica vein! Most of the sides on the set are from Denny's groundbreaking albums for Liberty Records in the late 50s and early 60s – albums that featured Denny's hip combo lineup of piano, vibes, percussion, and lots of ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
Karl Denson has long been one of the funkiest reed talents on the west coast – working the groove in classic Ubiquity recordings of SF acid jazz from the early 90s, and playing on some of the strongest records to come out of the Greyboy label at the same time. Here, he makes his Blue Note ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Deodato/Os Catedraticos —
Tremendao ... CD Ubatuqui (Spain), 1964. Used ...
Sublime early work from the legendary Deodato – organ-based bossa jazz, done in a style that's quite different from his funky keyboard records of the 70s! The album's got a style that's a fair bit like that of Walter Wanderley at the time – lots of samba and bossa rhythms, topped with ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Pivotal mid 80s Depeche Mode – the record where the lyrical heaviness started to really define where the group would go from here – marrying emotionally raw words with nascent darkness tinged dance pop – and some eerie slower songs, too. Includes "Black Celebration", ... (Rock) read moreCD
A huge one for Depeche Mode – an album that laid the ground work for pretty much all their big records to come! Some Great Reward has a couple of the group's best remembered songs, and it holds up really well. Itt's a record that helped them further strengthen a devoted fan base that would ... (Rock) read moreCD
Incredible stuff – and a record that grows more and more important to us over the years! Desmond's best known as the icy alto behind Dave Brubeck's big records of the 50s, but by this point in his career, he'd developed a keen interest in Brazilian music – and was working at a level ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A nice little collection of work by Paul Desmond – one that offers up three distinct slices of his career! Most of the work here is from Desmond's wonderful recordings for RCA in the early 60s – some of his first truly great albums as a leader, most of which were done in the company of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A reunion of sorts for Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan – given that the pair had played together on record 5 years before, in a similar session for Verve! This album's almost lighter and more airy than the previous one – as it's done in a mode that echoes strongly with Desmond's own ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Ahhh . . . The genius of Paul Desmond and Jim Hall! Desmond was the icy alto tone behind Dave Brubeck's legendary quartet of the late 50s and early 60s – and although we always liked his work with Dave, Paul's even better on his own! Desmond has a lanquid, lyrical tones that's simply beyond ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print, and in nice shape, save for some light aging on the box.)
Extremely nice work from soul singer Dessy Di Lauro – a warm and wonderful 6 track ep that's overflowing with sweet jazzy influences! Dessy recorded the set with keyboardist Ric'key Pageot, who really brings a special sound to the record – taking Dessy's already deeply soulful vocals, ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Diga Rhythm Band —
Diga ... CD Round/Shout Factory, 1976. Used ...
One of Mickey Hart's first forays into the world music genre – and way way better than his later Planet Drum recordings! The Grateful Dead's drummer plays with, and produces, an all-percussion ensemble that includes tablas, marimbas, talking drums, timbales, and congas. All the melody parts ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
An early 90s classic that set a new standard for post-Daisy Age jazzy hip hop. Includes "Where I'm From", "It's Good To Be Here", "What Cool Breezes Do", "Time & Space (A New Refutation Of)", "Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)", "Escapism ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
The Peeps take a huge, unapologetic step into the mainstream with Neighborhood Watch, combining their tried-and-true indie Cali sound with simpler, pounding beats by Alchemist. Features the much hyped single with Kanye West "This Way" plus "Marathon", "Neighborhood ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Dining Rooms —
Tre ... CD Schema (Italy), 2003. Used ...
The 3rd album by The Dining Rooms (in case you couldn't guess by the title!) – and the best so far! These guys have really matured from earlier outings – moving into a sophisticated realm of downtempo soundscapes crafted with a great deal of care, and which are put together with a lot ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Dinosaur Jr —
Farm ... CD Jagjaguwar, 2009. Used ...
Sweet, smooth, and jazzy stepping tunes from Chicago's DJ Inc – an underground producer who's been crafting homegrown tracks for Chicago steppers for years! The set's got a really nice unpretentious feel – mostly just beats, basslines, and focused jazzy riffs on guitar, sax, and keys. ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Japanese import version of this DJ Krush LP, featuring the turtablist maestro working with a host of other guest DJs, including Shawn Period, DJ Sak, DJ Kensei, DJ Hazu, and Mista Sinista of the Xecutioners. Tracks include "Crimson", "85 Loop", "Escapee", "Delta ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Fantastic early work from DJ Krush – first released in 1995, but still way fresher than the generation of beatheads it inspired! Krush does an amazing job with production – mixing together chunky beats and tactile bunches of sound, lifted off a million old scratchy discs, and reworked ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
DJ Krush & Toshinori Kondo —
Ki-Oku ... CD Apollo (UK), 1998. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
While most collaborations between hip hop producers and jazz players have been mediocre at best, neither really being able to get invloved enough in each other's music, this collaboration between Kondo and Krush is almost entirely successful. Kondo's played in just about every style from all out ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
It seems like when this came out, critics, and even DJs liked to drop the term "Trip Hop" whenever possible, and this album was held up as the watershed mark. A few years down the line and it still holds up, but as an instrumental hip hop LP, as much as a rock album (Shadow's gone on to ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
It seems like when this came out, critics, promoters, and even DJs liked to drop the term "Trip Hop" whenever possible, and this album was held up as the watershed mark. A few years down the line and it still holds up, but as an instrumental hip hop LP, as much as a rock album (Shadow's ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
(Limited edition in an oversize gatefold paper sleeve. Outer slipcase has edge wear.)
Amazing work from Eric Dolphy – a record that's come out on a number of different labels, under a number of different names – but which is one of his most perfectly-realized sessions of the 60s, and one of his most spiritual albums ever! The record features a shifting lineup of players ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Eric Dolphy —
Iron Man ... CD Douglas/Fuel 2000, 1962. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A seminal set from Eric Dolphy – one of his most perfectly realized moments at the head of a larger ensemble – and a record that definitely set the tone for countless spiritual jazz sessions of the 70s! Dolphy recorded this session for Alan Douglas in 1962, and it features a larger ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Eric Dolphy's second album as a leader – and already a bold step forward from the first! The format here changes from the more standard lineup of before – as Dolphy drops out other horn players, loses the piano, and brings the cello of Ron Carter into the frontline! Backing is by the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of Eric Dolphy's lasting classics – and possibly the ultimate album of "new thing" jazz from the mid 60s! The record's got an even sharper edge than previous Dolphy recordings for Prestige – a really unique combination of instrumentation that includes Freddie Hubbard on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Eric Dolphy's first album ever as a leader – recorded almost immediately after his arrival on the New York scene! The sound here is already bolder and stronger than the Dolphy experiments on the west coast – sharp-edged and freely exploratory, in a way that pushes the playful lyricism ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Eric Dolphy's first meeting in the studio with trumpeter Booker Little – a brilliant batch of modernism that's easily one of the hippest records Little ever worked on! The Dolphy heard here is Eric at his most inventive – sharp-edged and angular one minute, then spiritually lyrical the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The creepy creepy soundtrack to Carrie – penned by Pino Donagio with a wonderful mix of the sweet and the sickly! Things start out lush, almost romantic at points – setting us up for a big fall as the darker, more horrific moments come into the mix – put together with some great ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Lou Donaldson —
Cosmos ... CD Blue Note (Japan), 1971. Used ...
An overlooked funky gem from Lou Donaldson – a later date for Blue Note, done in a style that's a bit expanded from his small combo sets of the 60s – but still filled with plenty of soul and groove! The lineup features core key players Leon Spencer on Hammond, Melvin Sparks on guitar, ... (Jazz) read moreCD