Wonderful solo work from Billy Griffin – the man who headed The Miracles after Smokey Robinson left the group – heard here on a string of classic 80s sides for Columbia Records! Billy's got a sound that's almost as sweet as Smokey at his best – but a groove that's a bit deeper ... (Soul) read moreCD
Smooth 80s soul from Billy Griffin – formerly of The Miracles, but emerging here as a solo artist on his own – one with a strong bid for stardom, dressed in a slick narrow-tie linen-jacket-with-collar-turned-up 80s stab at crossover fashion! Billy's voice is a lot better than his ... (Soul) read moreCD
A surprisingly modern set from Johnny Griffin – a rare major label session that's based around some really wonderful tunes penned by Johnny himself – arranged beautifully for a very hip septet! In addition to Griffin's tenor, other players include Steve Turre on trombone, John Clark on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the most obscure 70s sides by Johnny Griffin – a really warm and wonderful set, recorded in Italy with an Italian rhythm section of Franco D'Andrea on piano, Giovanni Tommaso on bass, and Bruno Biriaco on drums. Tracks are all quite long, but never sloppy – and in a way, Griff ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Johnny Griffin —
Night Lady ... CD Philips/Universal (Germany), 1964. New Copy ....
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A rare European gem from Johnny Griffin – recorded in quartet formation with backing from the rhythm trio of the Clarke Boland Big Band! Johnny was working with the trio in the bigger group at the time, but he gets plenty of space to state his case here – stretching out on hard-bitten, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Johnny Griffin & Martial Solal —
In & Out ... CD Dreyfus (France), 1999. Used ....
Henry Grimes Trio —
Call ... CD ESP, 1965. New Copy ....
$9.9915.99Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the only albums as a leader from bassist Henry Grimes – a hell of a great player who'd made his name working with Sonny Rollins, but who steps out here into much freer territory! The group features Grimes at the helm on bass, but also features killer contributions from Perry Robinson ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Gone Crazy ... CD A&M/Hip-O Select, Mid 70s. Used ....
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Kind of lovable, easygoing 70s rock from Nils Lofgren's Grin – amiable guitar and piano grooves – with a bit of bite in the guitars, but with an laidback sensibility overall! The tunes have an unpretentious, catchy vibe to them, which in other hands in the 70s would have come off as ... (Rock) read moreCD
The only album ever from Groove Theory – but the set that introduced the world to Amel Larrieux – whose vocal talents alone are worth the price of admission! The feel here is a bit more mainstream soul than some of Amel's later work – but given the mid 90s date of release, the ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Steve Grossman —
In New York ... CD Dreyfus (Canada), 1991. Used ....
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Beautifully choppy jazz from Steve Grossman and his legendary 70s comrades Gene Perla and Don Alias – one of the heaviest hitting American combos of the time! The trio have a tight fusion sound that's as full-on as it is funky – and Grossman blows some amazing work on tenor and soprano ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A stone slammer from saxophonist Steve Grossman – and a set that's served up in the same funky style as the best work by the related Stone Alliance combo! The core trio features tremendous interplay between the hard-biting tenor of Steve Grossman the funky bass of Gene Perla, and slamming ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A second amazing set of guitars from Agadez – this time around from Group Bombino, who have a slightly warmer sound than Group Inerane – but one that's equally great as well! The tunes build up sparely from percussion, guitar parts, and vocals from the group – sung together in a ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Group LE (Lyrikal Etherians) —
LE Mental ... CD Etherian Media, 2003. Used ....
Beautiful spiritual post-Coltrane jazz, played by an excellent but oft-overlooked duo from the early 70s! The Grubbs brothers are fantastic reed players, with a soaring sense of soulfulness that keeps things lively throughout – a style that inflects their horns together nicely to shade in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A pair of 60s gems – together on a single CD! First up is the original Jazz Goes Baroque from George Gruntz – one of the best blends of jazz and classical music we can think of! Sure, the tunes are from Corelli, Handel, Pachelbel, and other baroque composers – but they're taken ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Pretty wild stuff – a mixture of Cuban rhythms, tripped out rock, folksy instrumentation, and even a bit of Latin jazz! The styles vary from track to track – played by a range of different artists brought together by project director Leo Brouwer – and the album's a fascinating ... (Latin) read moreCD
A really amazing session from this groundbreaking Cuban group – hard to describe accurately in words, and done with a really evocative feel that's way beyond the colder sounds you might guess from the "experimental" in their name! Instead, the vibe here is really warm and ... (Latin) read moreCD
One of the coolest, most unusual groups to ever record for the legendary Elenco label – and one with a very unique sound overall! At some points, the group share a harmony sound with bossa contemporaries like MPB4 or Tamba Trio – but at others, they take off wildly – with a ... (Brazil) read moreCD
The first album by this obscure and groovy early MPB-ish group – done in a great style that features with a range of voices laid out over some crazy off-kilter arrangements! The album's got mostly a bossa/samba feel, and in the same vein as Quarteto Em Cy or Tamba Trio, but with more space ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A killer set from this obscure Mexican group – and pretty darn funky, too! The album's definitely got all the best mid 70s funk you'd expect from a record with "bump" in the title – and like some of the best early New York efforts to hit the dancefloor at the time – ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the most obscure chapters in the career of Ennio Morricone – important avant garde work recorded in the mid 60s, just at a point when he was beginning to rise in soundtrack fame! The ensemble is a key Italian modernist group featuring Morricone, Giovanni Piazza, Mario Bertoncini, ... (Out Sound) read moreCD
A classic 70s outing from The Gruppo Di Improvisazione – historically important Italian avant collective, similar to AMM or MEV – with a really groundbreaking approach to their sound! We say "sound" here instead of "music" – because the album's filled with ... (Out Sound) read moreCD
A masterpiece of moody keyboards – two killer 70s scores from the great Dave Grusin! First up is The Friends of Eddie Coyle – wonderful music for a superb late Robert Mitchum film – never available on record, at least that we know of – and filled with the kind of groovy, ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Dave Grusin's soundtrack for the seedy 80s NYC crime drama The Pope Of Greenwich Village – a jazzier score than we remembered from the film! Dense, atmospheric keyboards and some 80s clubby jazz funk grooves, along with more spacious and dramatic material. Some really cool, noirish 80s ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A wonderful session from Gigi Gryce – quite obscure, and one that has him playing in a stripped down, open-ended soul jazz mode that's quite different from some of his more tightly-arranged records! The album features a quintet that includes the great Richard Williams on trumpet – a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Gigi Gryce —
Reminiscin' ... CD Mercury (Japan), 1960. New Copy ....
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A great lost date from the wonderful Gigi Gryce – a set that features the altoist in an sextet, but often swinging with a looser vibe than on some of his better-known albums from the 50s! There's a mix of soulful and modern here that's not unlike the Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the rare French sessions that Gigi Gryce cut with Brownie during the early 50's. The record is reissued here with the cool original cover, and packaged like a tiny 5" record – in the cool style that the Japanese are using these days! ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Groundbreaking work from one of the hippest jazz groups going in the mid 50s – the Donald Byrd/Gigi Gryce Jazz Lab, a wonderful group of players who could play with a tight soul jazz finish, yet also throw in some nice modern jazz touches! Gryce's arrangements and alto work are always a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A totally wonderful bit of jazz from Guadeloupe – recorded with a bit of American inspiration in the instrumentation, but also plenty of local grooves that really help flesh out the sound! The island combo features alto sax, flugelhorn, and plenty of electric piano – used with a freely ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
The official soundtrack to the original CBS television special – with the cover shot of sad sad Charlie Brown standing on the pitching mound that was probably in your mind before you even read this. The cover notes have a lot more to say about the history of Peanuts than composer Vince ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A beautiful record of light, lyrical piano jazz – and one of the best-selling jazz albums ever on Fantasy Records! Vince Guaraldi started the set as a tribute to the film Black Orpheus – and some of the album features his nice renditions of Jobim/Bonfa tunes like "Manha De ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An amazing record – one with a depth that goes way beyond its simple roots, and which has gone on to become one of the true Christmas classics of the 20th Century! Although a Christmas soundtrack, the album's more of a tapestry of sadness, longing, and loss – the best qualities that ... read moreCD
Great early work from the amazing Vince Guaraldi – an album issued in the 60s on the wave of his rising fame, but which was most likely recorded a few years earlier! The group here is Vince's key early trio with Eddie Duran on guitar – grooving with Vince in drumless splendor that ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The coolest grooves we've ever heard from percussionist Henri Guedon – a really wonderful blend of Latin, Caribbean, and jazz-based influences – all filtered into a very special sound! There's plenty of percussion at the core, but there's also some sweet keyboards too – used ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
A great live recording of Banjul, Gambia's Guelewar group – captured at the Canari Club de Kaolack in Senegal in 1982! Guelewar is considered one of the more experimental groups of the region, but that's not to say that there sound is any less hypnotic or danceable – it's certainly ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
An amazing little soundtrack from James William Guercio – music composed for his only cinematic effort as a director – for a film that features Robert Blake as a Native American cop! The score is heavy on jazzy horns with an undercurrent of funk – very similar to Guercio's best ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Guitar Slim —
Sufferin Mind ... CD Specialty, Early/Mid 50s. Used ....
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Beautiful blues from Guitar Slim – west coast material from the mid-50s, recorded with some very hip backings! Slim's got a lean, mean edge – a style that's a bit similar to Johnny Watson in his early years, touched with some of the class of the R&B scene that was bubbling up in ... (Blues) read moreCD
An excellent concept for a bossa album from the 60s – a set that mixes together a bunch of different great guitarists – all with some light and lovely rhythm backings that really hit a groove! Jack Marshall put the set together – and in addition to his own guitar, the record ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
Key late 50s recordings from Swedish saxophonist Lars Gullin – the first-ever album on the now-legendary Sonet label, coupled with a rare Philips 10" from the same time! The CD is a nice contrast to some of Gullin's more American-influenced sessions of the earlier part of the decade, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Great work from Lars Gullin as a sideman – most of it recorded during an early 50s stretch when it seemed like his baritone sax appeared on just about every jazz record in Sweden! Given Lars' strength as a player, though, that's not a problem at all – as his tone, timing, and overall ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A genius album from Swedish baritone giant Lars Gullin – and a set that's from a period that was much less documented on our side of the Atlantic! Gullin was one of the undisputed masters of the instrument, and his American recordings on Mercury and Prestige stand as proof to his talent ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Steve Gunn —
Time Off ... CD Paradise Of Bachelors, 2013. New Copy Gatefold ....
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Steve Gunn's first album with a full band – which seems a bit strange to say, given how warm and lived-in it feels – and pretty strong one! Steve's guitar is the focus, as it should be, as his playing is incredible – and his somewhat hushed vocals and inviting songcraft seal the ... (Rock) read moreCD
The first "jazz meets hip hop" effort by Guru and a host of guests that includes Donald Byrd, Roy Ayers, Ronny Jordan, Lonnie Liston Smith, and MC Solaar. Tracks include "Slicker Than Most", "Loungin", "Sights In The City", and "Le Bien, Le Mal". ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Guru's second foray into the jazz/rap crossover world, with a huge amount of guest stars, and a little bit less of Guru. In parts, it actually seems to work better than the first one. Why? Because there's not as much of a forced effort to bring jazz and rap together in an obvious way, which ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
The 4th volume in legendary MC Guru's Jazzmatazz – a pure labor-of-love at this stage of the game – and a nicely grooving blend of laidback jazzy hip hop, nusoul and fusiony bits on the beat tip– with guests that include Omar, Common, Bob James, Damien Marley, Raheem Devaughn, ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A wonderful larger-concept piece from reedman Mats Gustafsson – and an important recording that really stands to only complement some of his freer, looser work of the time! The set's got a vibe that's similar to some of the best mixed composition/improvisation works of the 90s – put ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A stone classic from the great Gwen Guthrie – a singer who forged some brilliant vocals in the backdrop of other folks' soul sessions – then really exploded forth as a star on her own, with a handful of key albums in the early 80s! This cooker really shows off Guthrie's ear for the ... (Soul) read moreCD
Maybe the most amazing collection we've ever seen of the work of Woody Guthrie – not just for the music included, but for all the extra bits too! The core contents are already the stuff of legend – 6 CDs that feature the complete Library Of Congress recordings that Guthrie did with ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
A fittingly elegiac set devoted to folk hero Woody Guthrie from Smithsonian Folkways! This 2012 set celebrates the long-departed icon's 100th birthday, and it's a real treasure – with 57 tracks on 3CDs (21 of which are previously unreleased performances) – and it comes in a beautiful, ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
Not the Bay Area effort you might guess from the title – and instead a sweet Chicago session that's easily one of the funkiest records that Buddy Guy ever cut! There's a great mix of funk and soul mixed in with the blues – thanks to arrangements from Charles Stepney and Gene Barge, who ... (Blues) read moreCD
Buddy blazes brightly on this double dose of Rhythm & Blues – one disc titled Rhythm and the other Blues – and both are prime late-career work from one of the world's foremost electric blues players! The stylistic differences aren't incredibly vast between the Rhythm half and the ... (Blues) read moreCD
Great early work from the legendary Buddy Guy – rare Chicago material cut for small labels in the years before and during Buddy's initial work for Chess – some of it recorded under the name of different singers in the lead, all of it featuring Guy's amazing work on guitar! The package ... (Blues) read moreCD
We're not normally ones to rave about electric blues albums, but this one's a lot nicer than you might think – recorded with plenty of deep soul touches, and even a dose of funk in the right places! We hate to admit it, but a big part of the credit here goes to Eric Clapton – who ... (Blues) read moreCD
Amazing electric grooves from synth innovator Bruce Haack – whose pioneering use of analog synths and vocoder vocals in the service of great, if far out songcraft was pretty much unrivaled in the 70s and into the early 80s – the period in which this excellent compilation on Stones Throw ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
Two ... CD Hat Art (Switzerland), 1990. Used ....
The legendary debut of Hackamore Brick – a really unique little group who only gave the world this one little record, then disappeared for decades! Although issued on the mostly-pop Kama Sutra imprint, the album's got this earnest, honest quality that's really refreshing for the time – ... (Rock) read moreCD
The Hackett Horn gets a great spotlight here – in a classic mid 50s LP that pulls together earlier 78s recorded by Bobby at the end of the 30s! Modes are mostly traditional, but Hackett's cornet work really shines throughout – bursting out of mid-sized groups that are often driven by a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the most beautiful albums that Charlie Haden ever recorded – and if he only ever appeared on one record in his life, we'd still love him tremendously for this one! The album has a feel that's very much in keeping with both the "liberation" and "orchestra" in the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A live trio side recorded at the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, in July 1989, with Don Cherry and Ed Blackwell. 8 numbers in all: "The Sphinx", "Art Deco", "Happy House", "Lonely Woman", "Mopti", "The Blessing", "When ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra —
Dream Keeper ... CD DIW/Blue Note, 1990. Used ....
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A lost chapter in the all too short history of Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra – an album recorded shortly after the group's better-known album for ECM in the 80s! Like other Liberation Music outings, Carla Bley is a very strong presence on this set – penning original tunes ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Beautiful work from bassist Charlie Haden and his Quartet West – a lovely look back at the styles and chanteuses of the 50s & 60s noirish jazz – with some lush strings accompaniment and guest vocalists including Cassandra Wilson, Melody Gardot, Norah Jones, Ruth Cameron and Diana ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Spare duets between Haden and Hawes – just bass and piano, with nothing else to hold them up! The tracks are long and wonderfully introspective – a good example of how much Hawes' sound had grown in the 70s, and really offering some nice moody work from Haden on bass. Titles include ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A standout 60s soundtrack from the great Manos Hadjidakis – penned for a heist thriller from director Jules Dassin! The music follows slightly off the Dassin/Hadjidakis pairing on Never On A Sunday – using lots of familiar Greek elements, but moving these into more complicated film ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD