Some of the coolest, grooviest work we've ever heard from French jazz arranger Jef Gilson – a whole host of tunes he performed in collaboration with different singers – a few of which are previously unreleased, and appear here for the first time! The music is a great change from the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic around these parts – mostly for the jazzy swing-beat of the title cut, which is a favorite among Chicago steppers. "Swing Your Daddy" is laid out in a long two part version – but there's also a lot of other nice cuts on the album, with a sound that's more in the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groundbreaking trio work from the great Jimmy Giuffre – an album that cut loose both the piano and the drums – in a way that took Gerry Mulligan's earlier rhythm-less experiments with jazz, and pushed them one degree further! The group on the session features Giuffre on clarinet, tenor ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Music Man, made different – thanks to very fresh arrangements from Jimmy Giuffre – heard here in one of his few large group sessions for Atlantic Records! The music is all from the score of the famous show, but Giuffre really reworks things with some sharp modern jazz edges – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing.)
Jimmy Giuffre 3 —
Fusion ... LP Verve, 1961. Very Good+ ...
One of the great albums that Jimmy Giuffre made for Verve, and one in which he really begins to stretch out – but not too far, and with that great edge that marks all of his recordings from the time. There's loads of free-floating interplay between Giuffre's clarinet, Paul Bley's piano, and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has a factory sticker, an X imprint on one corner, a small mark from sticker removal, and a center split on the bottom seam.)
Robert Glasper —
Black Radio ... LP Blue Note, 2012. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
An amazing new chapter in the career of Robert Glasper – one of our favorite new jazz musicians of the past decade or so! This set features loads of Glasper's enigmatic piano lines – those fluid, elliptical sounds that are always filled with plenty of soul and imagination – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet remixes from Robert Glasper's Black Radio album – all of them tunes that sound even more soulful than the originals! Given that the core record itself was a bit of a "remix" – Glasper's keyboards, funky beats, and hip contributions from a range of soul singers – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Philip Glass —
Mishima ... LP Nonesuch, 1985. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
A beautiful minimal score from Philip Glass – with some string passages from the Kronos Quartet! (Soundtracks) LP, Vinyl record album
Rare early self-released album by Philip Glass, and a sparkling performance of his "Musis With Changing Parts", played by Glass and a small group of chamber players. Glass' longtime recording partner, Kurt Munkacsi, is the engineer on the session, and the sound is excellent. Very lively ... (Out Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, but this is a great copy overall!)
A serious suite of music from Jackie Gleason – his extended "Tawny" suite on side one of the record, a lush, loving portrait of an imaginary girl! The music is in the more romantic side of the Gleason spectrum – heavy on strings, with some muted horns – and a style ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with small stains on the back.)
A playfully swinging set from trombonist Tyree Glenn – working here in a nicely offbeat style that also includes a bit of vocals as well! Glenn's got a great way with the muted trombone – working the end with a wah wah approach that's certainly got its roots in trad jazz, but which ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original multicolor bar pressing with deep groove – in beautiful shape, save for a promo stamp on the back.)
An usual step for Goblin, but a great one too – a record that has the group turning their soundtrack style towards more romantic modes – yet still with a wonderful mix of keyboards and guitar! The sound is all studio – guitars jamming with a clean sound, keyboards bouncing over ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Legendary Italian prog combo Goblin – reunited in the studio on the cusp of their 2013 tour – and sounding as vital as ever! This great EP is a slight departure for the Death Waltz label – in that it's a contemporary set, rather than a straight up soundtrack – but the group ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare non-soundtrack record from Goblin – but done in a style that's equally wonderful as their famous music for horror films! The set really shows the progressive roots from which they sprang – with a sound that's a bit fuller than some of their soundtrack work, and which also has ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the craziest cross-country films ever made – with a host of stars so big we'd have to rent another website just to list them! Ernest Gold does a pretty nice job with the soundtrack – maybe not as all-out goofy as the story, but in a nice way that really helps to anchor the ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful work from this fuzzy, funky group – a project headed by Adrian Quesada, who you'll know for his mix of modes on projects like Ocote Soul Sounds, Brownout, and the Brown Sabbath record! This set's maybe mostly like the latter – in that it draws inspiration from fuzzy rock as ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A dreamy Jerry Goldsmith score for this late George Cukor film that starred Amouk Aimee, Dirk Bogarde, and Robert Forster. The film's got an exotic setting, and the best tunes really make use of this by adding in some action-based Egyptian-sounding numbers. Overall, the soundtrack's mostly mellow ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A surprisingly huge soundtrack from the 60s – thanks partly to the main title theme, which is a variation on the same "Amen" theme that Curtis Mayfield would make big with The Impressions! Most of the record is prime Jerry Goldsmith scoring, though – wonderful instrumentals ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Did filmmaking ever get any better than this? We'd be hard pressed to think so – what with Michael York and Farrah Fawcett-Majors running around in the future, living in a hedonistic world in which you can have anything you want, until you turn 30, and are executed! Great stuff – and ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really striking score from Jerry Goldsmith – penned with just the right sense of drama and tension for this mid 60s military thriller! Goldsmith's already working here with a full palette of colors – and Lionel Newman conducts the music with an added richness that seems to bring out ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful solo cello work from Lori Goldston – an extremely evocative use of the instrument, inflected with lots of personal color and tone! The tracks are all original compositions, with a structure that's somewhere between more serious music and looser, more intimate acoustic improvisation ... (Out Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A 2-in-1 package that features 2 of Benny's best late 50s albums in one set! The Modern Touch is a sublime late 50s album that features Benny with a sextet, working out amazing versions of the sorts of material that set him apart from every other jazz arranger of the time! The tracks here are ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a name in marker. Labels on one LP has a name in marker.)
Great stuff from Benny Golson! Sure, the record features Benny's tenor set amidst some sweeter R&B arrangements – but the formula works nicely, and is Benny's lost bid to capture some of the same sort of modern soul excitement than Donald Byrd was getting in the 70s. Titles include the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear & a promo stamp.)
You know, in these days of vintage pop songs used ad nauseum in every commercial, it's easy to forget that at one time, loads of great music was written just for advertising! This great album was cut at the height of the Madison Avenue Music Industry – and it features Benny Golson leading a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible, and oft-overlooked album from the great Benny Golson – and one of the few early albums that really point the way to his huge run of work for decades to come! The style here is a bit looser, and more open than some of Golson's previous albums – less of a focus on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing with obi. Cover has a cutout notch.)
A great little record from the time when Pierre Moerlen was making the shift from the prog of Gong's roots into some warmer, jazzier tones! The style here is a mix of sharp-edged guitars and keyboards, and plenty of percussion – drums, vibes, marimbas, and more – used by Moerlin in a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Despite the relative fame and overblown quality of the blockbuster film Cleopatra, the score of the movie actually spurred on some very groovy jazz LPs during the early 60's – and this is one of them. Tenorist Paul Gonsalves plays a nice batch of soul jazz takes on Cleopatra – and he ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Despite the innocence of the title and cover image, the grooves here are pretty darn mature – really hard-jamming fusion tracks served up with Jerry Goodman on electric guitars and violin, and Jan Hammer on a wealth of groovy keyboards! Hammer's still a bit restrained at this point – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Cover has some wear, a cutout notch, some light stains, and a bit of sticker residue.)
One of our favorite Dexter Gordon sessions for Blue Note – and a unique album that's one of the first to illustrate his growing role in the European jazz scene! The group's a quartet – which let's Dex stand out front with plenty of space for marvelous tenor work – and it features ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An ultra-rare performance from Dexter Gordon – one at a high school in Denmark at the same time he was really beginning to take off at the Club Montmartre in Copenhagen! The group here is similar to one that was working with Dex in the club – Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the weird LPs that French Horn player John Graas made in the 50's, featuring that cumbersome instrument in a set of surprisingly light and loose jazz tracks. Graas' playing on the French Horn is a bit like Gerry Mulligan's on the baritone – that is, he takes these turns and twists ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with a deep groove and the drummer logo. Cover has some light wear.)
A classic session from the second wave of LA cool jazz of the 50s – headed up by French horn player John Graas, a player as important to his instrument as Gerry Mulligan was to the baritone sax! Like Mulligan, Graas was working with an instrument that you might normally think of as clunky ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A dozen hard early 60s Latin numbers – performed by Rene Grand and his combo, with some occasional vocals by Frankie Rodriguez – but also a number of great instrumentals with a sweet jazzy finish! The groove is very strong, with lots of mambo jazz in the mix, and a hard New York groove ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
From the height of the Cold Chillin/Juice Crew glory days. We always considered Grand Daddy IU as dope any of the other first generation Cold Chillin MC's, but somehow this album was slept on, and after Lead Pipe, who knows what happened to him? Biz Markie produced giving this set the feel of ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)
Grand Funk —
Phoenix ... LP Capitol, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ...
(Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a cutout hole, and some seam splitting.)
Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five —
Piano ... LP New Day, 1989. Near Mint- ...
A late 80s LP from the Furious Five, sans Grandmaster Flash, but not as bad as you might expect. Sylvia Robinson handles the production, and though this isn't quite as great as their earlier Sugarhill material, it's more respectable than some of the other later efforts Melle Mel and crew got ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Grateful Dead —
Europe '72 ... LP Warner, 1972. Very Good+ 3LP Trifold ...
Just Sold Out!
(Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing, with barcode on cover.)
Grateful Dead —
Live Dead ... LP Warner, 1969. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
The first album attempt to recreate the live Dead experience! Long jams as only Jerry and crew could play them – with cuts that include "Dark Star", "The Eleven", "Feedback", "Turn On Your Love Light", and "We Bid You Goodnight". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album