Fairly traditional-sounding Latin grooves by flautist Lou Perez, and a record that has him introducing the conga-heavy "Bom Bon" beat. That groove's heard to best effect on the tracks "El Ritmo Bom Bon", "Bom Bon Bata", and "El Commentario" – but our ... (Latin) read moreCD
One of the moogiest records of all time – a legendary LP of "electronic pop music of the future" – sourced and claimed as an influence by everyone from Stereolab to the Beastie Boys! The legendary team of Gershon Kingsley and Jean-Jaques Perry are working here in early tape ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
A great little album of smooth soul cuts from Greg Perry – an extremely talented arranger, producer, and songwriter whose credits includes work in soul, pop, and country – appearing here in one of the few sessions he ever cut under his own name! There's a bit of a southern soul feel ... (Soul) read moreCD
A fantastic moment from the Capitol Rare generation! The album is the first Capitol effort from Phil Perry & Kevin Sanlin – two excellent harmony soul singers who were part of the legendary Montclairs who recorded for Paula earlier in the 70s – and it's a slick batch of modern soul ... (Soul) read moreCD
An excellent Houston Person set from the late 60s – and a record that's unlike any other that he did at the time! The groove here is a bit less funky, and a bit more conceptual – kind of a soaring vibe that's still quite soulful, but in less of the stock soul jazz mode that Person was ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Nice and easy – and plenty soulful and swinging too – a great little set from tenor giant Houston Person, played with a quintet that features some excellent vibes from Chuck Redd too! The use of vibes is a nice mix with Person's bold horn – and Redd rings out in a way that ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Barcode has a cutout hole and CD has a promo sticker.)
Silverio Pessoa —
No Grau ... CD Casa De Farinha (Brazil), 2011. Used ....
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Great work from Silverio Pessoa – an artist who's been working in the Brazilian indie scene for years, but whose music is easily right up there with some of the freshest bigger names too! If we had to pick a genre for Silverio's style, we'd probably pick rock – but like some of his ... (Brazil) read moreCD
The debut full length from Pete Rock & CL Smooth – and a bonafide hip hop classic if there ever was one – one of the best ever! Pete Rock's trademark mix of heavy soul, jazz & funk beatcraft pretty much set the bar to a level that's been impossible to top ever sense. On top of ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
One of Oscar Peterson's most sophisticated albums of the 60s – an extended suite of tracks dedicated to the soul and spirit of Canada! The tunes are all originals, and have a really lush, vivid sort of feel – one that still has undercurrents of Peterson's usual soulful style, but which ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print. Includes obi. Great gatefold cover – done just like the original Limelight album, with a textured cover and special booklet inside!)
A near-lost gem in Oscar Peterson's mid-50s catalog for Verve – and a sparkling set of trio numbers recorded at the Shakespeare Festival in Ontario! Despite the literate setting of the recording, the work's never stuffy or academic – and Peterson swings things mightily with his trio ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Oscar Peterson takes on two famous scores – back to back on a single CD! West Side Story features music from the famous musical – but handled here by the great Oscar Peterson Trio – in ways that really push the tunes past their Broadway roots! The approach is tight, soulful, and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Oscar Peterson & Milt Jackson —
Very Tall ... CD Verve, 1961. Used ....
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Milt Jackson joins the Oscar Peterson Trio – helping the group to hit some great new space with his magical work on vibes! Jackson's got an open, airy feel – an approach that almost lets Peterson punctuate the tunes a bit more with his piano – while the pair get strong rhythmic ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of Esther Phillips' biggest comeback albums from the 70s – a tight batch of jazzy soul, with backing by funky fusion players like Steve Khan, David Sanborn, and The Brecker Brothers – plus guitarist Joe Beck, who almost gets equal billing on the original album cover! Titles include ... (Soul) read moreCD
The second volume of Ocium's collection of work by lost tenor talent Flip Phillips – a host of sides that Flip recorded for Mercury and Clef in the years 1949 to 1951, with players that include Bill Harris, Jimmy Woode, Jo Jones, Billy Bauer, and Hank Jones. Flip's style here is really ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(CD also features a bonus multimedia track to play on any Windows system – with information on the artist and other notes! Out of print.)
A nice little score from the great Piccioni – penned for a mid 60s film about a bullfighter! Given the setting, there's a number of tracks on here that have a slight flamenco tinge – but there's also plenty of other tunes done in the wonderfully seductive early Piccioni jazz style ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Features two CDs with the 2011 remaster of the album, plus two CDs with the 1981 live recording, plus two CDs' of material with rare studio progress on the album! Also features a DVD of visual material – including a promo video and a documentary. Comes with marbles, a tour ticket, ... (Rock) read moreCD
(Still sealed! Barcode has a cutout mark. Front cover has a very light mark in one spot.)
Features one CD with the 2011 remaster of the album, plus a CD of unreleased audio tracks – mostly rare live material, plus a version of the title theme with Stephane Grappelli! Also features a DVD of films and concert footage, a DVD with only audio, in different mixes – and a Blu-ray ... (Rock) read moreCD
(Barcode has a mark – but the set is still sealed!)
Sweet soulful work from Plunky Nakabinde – a set that has him hitting a different mode than his earlier sounds with Oneness Of Juju – yet still working in a great criss-crossing of styles throughout! The vibe here is righteous early 90s soul and jazz – blended together on the ... (Soul) read moreCD
A sweet set of Earth Wind & Fire-inspired grooves from Poison – an obscure 70s funk combo that hailed from Richmond, VA! The group's outfits, righteousness, and instrumentation clearly show a strong debt to EWF – but there's also a roughness to some of the tracks that belies their ... (Soul) read moreCD
The incredible first album from Popul Vuh – some of the coolest, moogiest work to come from the German scene in the early 70s – and a record that's filled with loads of wonderful analogue electronics – spun out over these long, spacey extrapolations – and magically mixed ... (Rock) read moreCD
An amazing blend of avant electronics and spacey rock inclinations – a set of sublime early sounds from moog maestros Popul Vuh! The set has a wonderful sound that's unlike anything else from its generation – lots of spare analogue electronic lines, spun out with rhythmic pulses, but ... (Rock) read moreCD
Dummy ... CD Go! Discs, 1994. Used ....
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At this point, we hardly need to tell you what this is about. To many, a genre-defining period classic: haunting vocals, dark, spacey production, and beats so slow, you wonder if your turntable isn't busted. "Sour Times" was the one that put them over the top, and spawned too many ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Beth Gibbons haunting vocals and Geoff Barrows stark, atmospheric beatscapes get the live treatment, buoyed by a 35 piece orchestra. 11 tracks in all, including "Humming", "Cowboys", "All Mine", "Mysterons", "Only You", "Half Day Closing" ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
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Chris Potter —
Pure ... CD Concord, 1995. Used ....
Timeless jazzy sounds from Danish groovers Povo – who have a way of making classic club jazz & soul influences as fresh as can be and all their own – made all the more wonderful on this set, with a revolving trio of lead vocalists that includes the legendary Andy Bey! Like their ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Well-done reissue of Bud's first LP for Blue Note – featuring smoking sides that were some of his best work of the 50s! Powell plays on 9 tracks with a trio that includes Max Roach and Curley Russell – but there's also 11 more tracks with a larger group that features Roy Haynes and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Bud's second LP for Blue Note – a firey batch of trio tracks that feature George Duvivier on bass and Art Taylor on drums. The package features 15 tracks – expanded from the original LP with the addition of some previously unissued alternate tracks – and it also features new ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Bud plays crackling trio material with Sam Jones on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums. The album's got almost a soul jazz feel in parts, perhaps due to the backing by Jones and Jones, and Powell's piano lines are right on the money. Powell hits lots of soulful changes while running around in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A striking solo set from Phillipe Baden Powell – much bolder and more expressive than his previous album – even though the overall feel is a lot more stripped-down too! Baden's got a very sharp approach to the keys of the piano – working here in a range of tones that's really ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Billy Preston's first album on A&M Records – a surprisingly great home for his ever-evolving style! Billy give some big thanks in the notes to George Harrison, Bobby Womack, and Quincy Jones – all of whom he credits for bringing the album into being – although it's Quincy who ... (Soul) read moreCD
Billy Preston right in the middle of a classic 70s run – hitting a trademark blend of soul, jazz, and other groovy influences – all with a sound that's very much his own, and which puts him in the same company as Sly Stone or Stevie Wonder! Preston's market was a bit more mainstream ... (Soul) read moreCD
Ruth's a great little singer with a voice we really love – kind of in the range of late 50s Chris Connor or June Christy, with a sad and boozy tone – quite different than what you'd expect from the somewhat cherry look of the cover! This album's one of the few she ever recorded – ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A sweet and mellow session of vocals from singer Ruth Price – very nicely matched here with backings by the quartet of guitarist Johnny Smith! The album's unusual for Smith in that his group also includes the vibes of John Rae – a player who brings in some added chromatic range to the ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
The best work yet from Chicago's Primeridian – featuring funky all international production for homegrown All Natural, Inc – with beats by Nicolay, J-Rose, Willow and DJ Steady – with appearances by Naledge of Kidz In The Hall and Imani of Pharcyde! There's an underground of funk ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
The first proper full length effort from Chicago's Primeridian! There's an astral element to the rhymes and the loping bass grooves in Primeridian's sound, but like the best of the Chicago underground, it's rooted in everyday reality and unpretentious intelligence. Guests include J Sands, GQ Da ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
An overlooked record in the grand scheme – which is unforgivable in our book! This self-titled album Prince's second LP, and already his vision is becoming a little more focused, and you could really hear the seeds of his later efforts – and really remarkable, unique, and fascinating ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the greatest crossover albums of the 80s – and the record that catapulted Prince very firmly into the mainstream! There's a tightness here that surpasses even that of Prince's early classics for Warner Brothers – an unabashed love of a pop hook that makes for some incredibly ... (Soul) read moreCD
Essential New Orleans piano from Professor Longhair – an artist who was neither a professor, nor a man with much hair! The chrome-domed pianist had a huge influence on the sound of New Orleans R&B and soul to come – as he played in a triplet-heavy way that was rooted in blues, but ... (Soul) read moreCD