Easily 4 of the best tracks ever recorded by A Certain Ratio – and 4 tunes that really sum up the genius of their early years! "Shack Up" is a monster bit of punky funk – a cover of the original 70s groove by Banbarra, done here with really scratchy guitars. "Son & ... (Rock) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Trumpet, acoustic guitar, and bass – but all used in ways that are very different than usual! The album features one long performance by the trio of Mazen Kerbaj on trumpet, Sharif Sehnaoui on guitar, and Raed Yassin on bass – recorded live in concert, with this wonderful sense of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tasty treat from DJ A-Trak – and a nice little 4-track EP for Fool's Good! "Tuna Melt" features a Tommy Trash – and it starts out fairly low key before ratcheting up the electro funk atmosphere as it rolls along. EP also includes "Landline" with GTA, Jumbo with ... (Hip Hop) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
"Saddest Kiss" is a warm, wonderful bit of soulful jazz – the kind of cut you'd almost expect to find on one of the hip 70s reissues done by the Heavenly Sweetness label, but even more wonderful here since it's contemporary! The cut features slow conga lines stepping under warm ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
A straight up gorgeous lost album of pastoral psych folk from Aaron Lightman – and an odd, but pretty beautiful blend of troubadour style songs that are all deeply fleshed out in soaring instrumental interludes! These passages pillow Aaron's airy guitar and voice tunes within or around some ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Extremely haunting work from Eivind Aarset – a record that continues the experiments of his previous albums on the Jazzland label, but which also comes across a bit more tunefully too! Eivind's still working with a range of guitars, electronics, percussion, and programming – but there's ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Abayomy Afrobeat Orchestra —
Abayomy ... CD Bolacha (Brazil), 2012. New Copy Gatefold ....
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A hip Afro Funk combo from Brazil – and one who burn just as strongly as some of the other best groups on the global scene! The percussion here is especially great – super-tight, and wrapped up with these infectious basslines that already hook us in before the horns, guitar, and ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
A brilliant mix of jazz and world music! Abdul-Malik was the legendary bass player from the fifties who mixed straight jazz playing with traditional Middle Eastern rhythms – and although he most famously recorded albums with Monk as a regular bassist, his albums on his own are amazing ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Revolutionary work from one of the most important talents you never heard of – 2 jazz/world classics from the amazing Ahmed Abdul-Malik! The CD begins with The Music Of Ahmed Abdul Malik from 1961 – a record that has the bassist working in a very sophisticated cross-cultural mode ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Amazing stuff from Ahmed Abdul-Malik – one of the early 60s most enigmatic jazz talents! Malik was Thelonious Monk's bassist for a few years, but by the time of this record, he was working in a very sophisticated cross-cultural mode – pulling together many different strands of jazz and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare album by Ahmed Abdul-Malik – the bass player best known for his work with Monk, and for some of his groundbreaking experimental sessions that mixed together jazz music and Eastern influences! This album is one of Malik's greatest – a combination of both his modern and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ahmed Abdul-Malik —
Spellbound ... CD Prestige/Dusty Groove, 1964. New Copy ....
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Sublime sounds from the always-amazing Ahmed Abdul-Malik – a jazz bassist at heart, but also a musician with a great ear for Eastern instrumentation as well! Ahmed cut a few key records at the end of the 50s and start of the 60s – and this spellbinding set may well be one of his ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Group – Live ... CD No Business (Lithuania), 1986. New Copy ....
Vintage work from this overlooked group from the New York scene of the 80s – an all-star lineup that features Ahmed Abdullah on trumpet, Marion Brown on alto sax, Billy Bang on violin, Sirone and Fred Hopkins on bass, and Andrew Cyrille on drums! The tracks are long, and there's a loose, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Group – Live ... LP No Business (Lithuania), 1986. New Copy ....
Vintage work from this overlooked group from the New York scene of the 80s – an all-star lineup that features Ahmed Abdullah on trumpet, Marion Brown on alto sax, Billy Bang on violin, Sirone and Fred Hopkins on bass, and Andrew Cyrille on drums! The tracks are long, and there's a loose, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A crowning moment of achievement for trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah – a record that draws on his rich experience working with Sun Ra, but focuses the energy into a warmer, more spiritual jazz setting overall! The album's a lost treasure from the US scene of the late 70s – a perfect melding ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The very last live recording from this overlooked Japanese musical genius of the 70s – and a performance that in an of itself would be enough to make Abe the stuff of legend! The record features three long tracks – one a 30 minute alto sax improvisation, with these sharp notes learned ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The last studio session ever from Japanese reed genius Kaoru Abe – a relatively short album, but a pretty mindblowing one as well! The core of the set features an alto sax improvisation that's a wonderful illustration of Abe's sense of sharpness and space – that way he has of cutting a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
This former member of the Rena Rama group steps out in a loving tribute to Don Cherry – who was himself an importance force on the Swedish scene at the same time as Aberg's earlier fame! The album's got a slow-building quality that reminds us a fair bit of the Cherry of later years – a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A beautiful second record from Abiah – warmly wonderful material that's as sensitive as a singer/songwriter set, yet also has a deep sense of soul as well! Vocals and piano are wonderfully intertwined – in a mode that has the depth of jazz, yet the focus of soul music as well – ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Oud with a touch of jazz – a record that almost takes us back to the early experiments of Ahmed Abdul Malik, but which has a bit more world music feel overall! Rabih Abou Kahlil plays oud throughout – and he's joined by snakey woodwind instruments duduk and serpent – supported by ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
With "Never Missin' A Beat", "Why Must I Feel Like Dat", "Game Wreck-Oniz-Iz Game", "Pimp Clinic", "VSOP", "Process Of Elimination", "G's & Macaronies" and "Mee Vs My Ego". ... (Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
Tracks include "X.O. Wit Me", "Set Trippin", "Be About Yo Bizniz", "Deep Az The Root", "The Streets", "L.A. Vibe", "Worldwide", "Karma", "Soul Searching", "Promise Me", "Adventures Of...", ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ruthless Cali group gangsta from Above the Law – the first and probably their best LP! A benchmark – one of the planks on the bridge between the earlier efforts from NWA, Eazy E and the click and the later Dre & Snoop heyday. Livin' Like Hustlers has a few tracks produced by Dr ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Subtle electronics and a bit of live instrumentation from Chicago bassist Josh Abrams aka Reminder. Tracks include "Trip North", "After Fire", "Departure (Cellar)", "Plums", "Lo Speed Chase", "Everything Can Be good Sometimes", "Attic ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Josh Abrams is one of those never predictable, restlessly creative spirits in the avant, jazzy, minimalist, whatever you want to call it underground who manages to knock us out with each project – whether he's part of an ensemble or doing his own thing – and Natural Information is ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful date from bassist Josh Abrams – a player who's lent his soulful talents to so many great Chicago sessions over the past decade or two – really coming into his own as a leader! Josh has this deeply spiritual approach to his instrument – a style that, back when he first ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Although recorded early in the career of Muhal Richard Abrams, this brilliant LP shows the pianist/composer turning away from the stock jazz and studio work of earlier years – to develop into one of the richest talents to rise from the Chicago avant underground of the 60s! At the time of the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Muhal Richard Abrams —
Spihumonesty ... CD Black Saint (Italy), 1980. New Copy ....
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One of the earliest Muhal Richard Abrams sessions for the Black Saint label – and a set that's filled with unusual musical moments! The tracks here are somewhat freer than some of Abrams' work to come – almost in the looser creative improvised mode of the first generation AACM – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)
A wonderful album from Muhal – with all the soulful spiritualness of his best 70s work, more stripped down than later orchestrated efforts, and with a gentler more intimate approach than earlier work. The set is mostly solo piano – although Abrams also plays some occasional percussion ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic early stuff from Muhal – and one of his most beautiful albums! Side one of the LP, and first up on the CD is an extended performance of Sinatra's big hit "Young At Heart" – but the track's played solo by Abrams, and it's completely transformed into a long ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A sprightly little soundtrack – penned by Anton Garcia Abril for an equally sprightly 60s comedy – complete with all the great tones and groovy moments you might expect! There's a nice dose of jazz in the mix – similar to early 60s Italian soundtracks – but the overall ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Satta ... LP VP, 1976. New Copy (reissue)....
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An essential roots album! A mid 70s landmark of harmony roots, the Abyssinians' Satta is hard to beat for hardcore, spiritual roots delivered over hypnotically pulsing rhythms. Robbie Shakespeare, plus Horsemouth, Boo Richards, Micky Chung, Chinna Smith and Clive Hunt and Geoffrey Chung are among ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The only full album from Johnny Ace – a key figure in the Memphis scene of the 50s, and one of the first great casualties of rock and roll! Johnny was one of the first singers to record for the legendary Duke label, and worked in a mode that helped transform the smoother style of the west ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy orange label pressing in the card cover. Cover has light wear, some aging, some marker on the front, a light stain on the back, and a mostly split bottom seam.)
The second chapter in a mighty 70s trilogy from Ace Spectrum – a killer set recorded for Atlantic Records, and easily some of the best group soul issued by the label in the decade! Ace Spectrum change things up a bit here from the obvious – hitting a variety of modes that move between ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Aceyalone's solo effort from the mid 90's, after the Freestyle Fellowship's major label LP "Inner City Griots" failed to make an impact in the larger, commercial world of Hip Hop. Production was handled by a lot of the more underground LA folks of the same period: Fat Jack, the Nonce, ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Promo, in a plain white stickered sleeve – not the cover pictured.)
A profane, urbane Aceyalone is back in the indies with this effort for Project Blowed – featuring some of the cream of indie hop land including Casual and Goapele from the Heiros, EL-P, Abstract Rude, and others. Tracks include the RJD2-produced "Lost Your Mind", "In ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
As with one of Acklin's other LPs, and some of the others on the Brunswick label, this set includes a number of tracks from earlier records – plus some good new material. Although we might want to complain about the repetition, the record's really well put together – and it shines like ... (Soul) read moreCD
Barbara Acklin —
I Did It ... CD Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ....
One of Barbara Acklin's beautiful albums for Brunswick, and one of the hardest to find of the bunch! This might be because the record features a few cuts from other albums – in a style that was sometimes oddly used by Brunswick when issuing albums on its big stars – but don't let that ... (Soul) read moreCD
Barbara Acklin's first album – and a landmark of Chicago soul that firmly established Acklin as one of the city's best writers and new female singers! Acklin had a classy sound that was different than some of her raw soul sisters in the city – but although she was classy, she also didn' ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent second album by Barbara Acklin – and a perfect demonstration of her really unique Chicago soul talents! Acklin's really at the cusp of two generations here – at one level still with some of the sweetness of the earlier style of 60s girl soul, but at another full of the ... (Soul) read moreCD
An excellent second album by Barbara Acklin – and a perfect demonstration of her really unique Chicago soul talents! Acklin's really at the cusp of two generations here – at one level still with some of the sweetness of the earlier style of 60s girl soul, but at another full of the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful, beautiful Chicago soul from one of the women who did it best – the always-amazing Barbara Acklin, a singer who managed to mix the raw and the smooth in a really unique way! The record's a mix of some sweet originals, plus covers that Barbara handles with her usual poise and class ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful, beautiful Chicago soul from one of the women who did it best – the always-amazing Barbara Acklin, a singer who managed to mix the raw and the smooth in a really unique way! The record's a mix of some sweet originals, plus covers that Barbara handles with her usual poise and class ... (Soul) read moreCD
An obscure soul group, but a great one – equally at home with a fragile harmony tune as they were with more uptempo groovers for the dancefloor! This one and only album from Act One is a perfect illustration of the best two sides of the east coast indie soul scene of the early 70s – ... (Soul) read moreCD
Nice stuff from one of Prelude's better club divas! The tracks are mostly aimed at the dancefloor, with production by Willie Lester and Rodney Brown – and Gayle sings in a strong soulful style that pushes a lot farther than some of the usual female vocals heard on club albums at the time. ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear with a cut corner and a peeled spot from sticker removal. Vinyl plays with slight click on side 1, track 3.)
George Adams —
America ... CD Blue Note (Japan), 1989. New Copy ....
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A surprising project from tenorist George Adams – one that seems to take its cover and title quite seriously – yet also find a way to have some real fun with the concept too! The album's definitely an Americanist one – as the tunes are all older standards from our nation's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Beautiful work from reedman George Adams – a set that has him blowing some great tenor, plus a bit of flute and soprano sax too – on a set of laidback tracks served up with a great quartet! George's horn is definitely the star attraction here – but the combo's got just the right ... (Jazz) read moreCD
George Adams, Martin Hannibal Peterson & Friends —
More Sightings ... LP Enja, 1984. Near Mint- ....
With Adams on tenor, Hannibal on trumpet, John Scofield on guitar, Ron Burton on piano, Walter Schmocker on bass, and Allen Nelson on drums. ... (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
A massive look at the lost years of southern soul singer Johnny Adams – 2CDs worth of music that bring together a wealth of tracks recorded between his initial years on SSS International Records, and his later revival in the 80s on Rounder! These cuts all appeared on much more obscure albums ... (Soul) read moreCD
Tremendous work from saxophonist Pepper Adams – quite possibly one of his most hard-blowing sets on record! The album's a live date, recorded at the legendary Five Spot – and the group here is a swinging one with plenty of soul jazz touches – a combo that includes a young Bobby ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album