Ted Vining Trio —
Number One ... CD Phonogram/Basement Digs (Australia), 1977. Used ....
One of the greatest albums from Australia's Ted Vining Trio – a group led by drummer Vining, and augmented here with some great work on tenor sax from legendary bopper Brian Brown! The group represent the sound of 70s Aussie jazz at its hippest – exploratory, and very much in a post-Col ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Moritz Von Oswald Trio —
Vertical Ascent ... CD Honest Jons (UK), 2009. Used ....
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Atmospherics from electronic music master Mortitz Von Oswald and his trio – a mix of programmed and sequenced sounds and percussion – really hypnotic material that's essentially put together from live improv sessions! Von Oswald handles drum programming, as well as string keyboards, ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
The second US album from Euro disco outfit Voyage – a group who manage to bring in some nice progressive and jazzy elements to the mix! There's almost a jamming rock-gone-disco approach to a few of the best numbers – thanks to a strong use of heavy guitars and keyboards, and a real ... (Soul) read moreCD
Vuolo/E Grande —
Desert ... CD Giraffa/Arision (UK), Late 70s. Used ....
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A hip bit of sound library funk from the Italian Giraffa label – a batch of tunes that's almost a mix between horror soundtracks and jazz funk – served up with all the right keyboard and guitar touches of both! There's a slight electro vibe to the record at points – almost a mode ... (Sound Library) read moreCD
Vybe ... CD Island, 1995. Used ....
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While the rest of the Jamaican music industry was transitioning to the digital sound, Bullwackie Barnes soldiered on, based in NYC, cutting fat slabs of wax with a heavy vintage sound. This side of dubs cut by his studio team that often included Leroy Sibbles, Jackie Mittoo and Junior Delahaye and ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Tom Waits —
Alice ... CD Anti/Epitaph, 2002. Used ....
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A strong later effort from Tom Waits – one of a pair of solid sets released on single day in the early 00s – covering the breadth of his at this point signature stylistic range. Bedraggled street poetry, charmingly hoarse ballads, bluesy laments and storytelling from a master. Titles ... (Rock) read moreCD
The debut of Tom Waits – a prettier, less gravelly-voiced and less knowingly seedy effort as the albums to come – and a set that's as tender as any that Waits would ever record! This is Waits in after hours yearning mode, still upright on a barstool or a piano bench, not yet having ... (Rock) read moreCD
Tom Waits' final album for Asylum – and one that clearly points the way towards the rawly rhythmic, murky atmospherics of his wilder Island years to come – while still bringing out the woozy, gruff balladeer of the earlier albums! It's kind of amazing that the record works as well as ... (Rock) read moreCD
One of the all time great albums from Tom Waits – possibly the pinnacle of his earlier drunken poet style of songcraft – and with some of the most achingly beautiful songs he ever laid down! It features the classics "Tom Traubert's Blues" and "Step Right Up" to kick ... (Rock) read moreCD
One of best ever albums by Tom Waits – the beginning of his gutbuckety, Americana Carnivalesque era of dreamlike sinister romance and lovelorn surrealism! The tin pan piano ballads and get pushed a bit to the wayside for Tom's more mysterious and poetic side, and this begins one of the great ... (Rock) read moreCD
A decent overview of the earlyish Tom Waits – a collection of Waits classics and album material from his years at Asylum – with many of his most treasured numbers of the 70s. Includes "Heartattack And Van", "Burma Shave", "Step Right Up", "Jersey ... (Rock) read moreCD
The folks at Blood & Fire dig deep to unearth another lesser known, but no less important roots singing talent, and put his cuts next to their DJ versions. Produced by Glen Brown, who worked with King Tubby to produce some of the fattest, most propulsive rhythms in the mid and late 70s, with ... (Reggae) read moreCD
There's definitely an art to the way that Bennie Wallace handles the saxophone – a style that's schooled in all the best references from the old days, but cast in some fresher, sharper tones as well! It's clear that Bennie's got plenty of love for Coleman Hawkins in his tenor, but also ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Jack Walrath is a surprisingly compelling trumpeter who always grabs us in different ways – soulful one minute, experimental the next – always with an approach that's quite unique! On this special little set, he begins by just blowing a mouthpiece – using a tone that's really ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A monster from start to finish – not only the greatest album from War, but maybe one of the greatest mainstream funk albums of all time! The set's got a really unique groove – one that so many others tried to copy, but which was forged here first – in a wicked LA blend of Chicano ... (Soul) read moreCD
A smoker from reedman Tim Warfield – working here on both tenor and soprano sax, in a tight group that comes across with plenty of fire! The entire lineup here is great – and the quintet includes Nicholas Payton on trumpet, Cyrus Chestnut on piano, Rodney Whitaker on bass, and Clarence ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the sharpest altos of the east – heard here in a great early album! Sadao Watanabe sounds wonderful on the set – blowing in a quintet setting, with a groove that's a bit like Lou Donaldson on Blue Note at the same time – slightly modern at moments, but also laidback and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the last full recordings from Johnny Guitar Watson – and a surprisingly great little set that still stands strongly with some of his last funky records from the early 80s! The vibe is slightly contemporary – with some touches of 90s R&B in the production – but Watson's ... (Soul) read moreCD
A rare bit of hardcore poetry by the Watts Prophets – the legendary LA group who were kind of a west coast answer to the Last Poets! The group have a sound that's as striking as the best early work by The Last Poets – a hard-hitting blend of poetry, rhythms, and righteous energy – ... (Soul) read moreCD
Beautiful early work from Weather Report – one of the finest statements ever uttered by group, and a set that's got a bit more soul and warmth than their first album! The lineup's changed slightly at this point – still Wayne Shorter on reeds, Joe Zawinul on keyboards, and Miroslav ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A beautiful title for a beautiful little record – one that really does have Weather Report spinning out musical tales in sound – with a free-flowing and soulful sense of energy! The groove's definitely tighter than the earlier years, but it's never slick – and Joe Zawinul handled ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Nobody deserves the title of King Of the Tenors more than Ben Webster – as his warm soulful style influenced countless players in his day, and stil sounds pretty darn great today! This early Verve LP features some excellent small combo work by Ben, playing as the main soloist in smaller ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Speedy West may be the greatest pedal steel slinger in the history of the instrument, and together with ace guitarist Jimmy Bryant they bridged the gap between the 50s Western swing of Bob Wills and the soon to arrive Sun Records sound with their pioneering country-jazz instrumentals. This is ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
Picking up where the previous Stratosphere Boogie collection leaves off, this is volume two of the caffeinated country swing and rockabilly rabble rousing of the pioneering duo. Speedy West could play the pedal steel like a man on fire or a doomed, sinnin' fool, and guitarist Jimmy Bryant was just ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
Beautiful work from Randy Weston – and a unique electric session from the 70s! The feel is very different here than the angular modernism of Randy's roots – a warmer, more flowing sound – as you'd expect from the CTI label, and from Randy's use of electric piano as well as ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Some of the greatest work ever recorded by Randy Weston! Forget his trio stuff, this is the material that made him an instant legend in the late 50s! The record's a mindblowing batch of original compositions by Randy, arranged by Melba Liston, and featuring players like Ray Copeland, Johnny ... (Jazz) read moreCD