A great run of fuzz and psyche from the legendary 13th Floor Elevators – easily one of the coolest combos of the 60s! The work here is really a cut above most garagey work of the time – put together with a visionary ear that holds all the elements together at a level that's really ... (Rock) read moreCD
The first full album recorded by A Certain Ratio – and a mad mix of styles that's immediately compelling! The group are a key link here in so many traditions – British punk, 70s funk, dub, and late prog – all coming together under the godlike production talents of Martin Hannett ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A Train —
A Train ... LP Favorite (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)....
A real enigma from the late 70s southern scene in the US – a surprisingly soulful set cut by a group who should have been a rock or country combo, but who come off here with a really deep sound – a groove that feels a lot more like some of the work from the Bay Area on Fantasy Records, ... (Soul) 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
Moody mellow vocals and lots of spare sounds – a really compelling collaboration between singer Greta Aagre and keyboardist Erik Honore! Honore plays a variety of instruments on the record, but his best contribution here is "samples" – bits of sound that are usually filtered ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Sweet modern soul with a sound that would get picked up on years later by the LA G-Funk scene. The album's produced by War's Far Out production team – and it's got a smooth sound that's mixed with moogy keyboards and compressed instrumentation on the best cuts. Some tracks are a bit too ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 ....
$19.99Out Of Stock
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
Album ... LP Atlantic, 1977. Used ....
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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 ....
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
Ahmed Abdul-Malik —
Spellbound ... LP Status/Prestige, 1964. Used ....
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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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Group – Live ... CD No Business (Lithuania), 1986. New Copy ....
$18.99Out Of Stock
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 ....
$28.99Out Of Stock
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
Kaoru Abe —
Last Date ... CD DIW (Japan), 1978. New Copy ....
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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
John Abercrombie —
Timeless ... LP ECM, 1974. Used ....
$9.99Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Jan Hammer on organ and keyboards and Jack DeJohnette on drums! ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
John Abercrombie/Marc Johnson/Peter Erskine/John S —
November ... CD ECM, 1992. Used ....
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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
Rabih Abou-Khalil —
Arabian Waltz ... CD Enja (Germany), 1996. Used ....
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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
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
We used to love this single back in the day! Soulful vocals over an electro/seminal house groove, served up here in a radio edits and dub versions. ... (Soul) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Joshua Abrams Quartet —
Unknown Known ... CD Rogue Art (France), 2013. New Copy ....
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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
Muhal Richard Abrams —
Afrisong ... CD Why Not (UK), 1975. New Copy ....
$9.9911.99Out Of Stock
One of the most beautiful albums ever recorded by this legendary AACM pianist! The album was a rare Japanese-only session from 1975, but recorded in Chicago – and it features Muhal playing solo – in beautifully warm spiritual tones that are very different from his playing on many other ... (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 ....
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
A tremendous step forward for the young Muhal Richard Abrams – a set that still shows his early roots in the AACM, but which also blossoms with some of his more serious compositional efforts to come! There's a sensitivity here that really stands out – even among Abrams' contemporaries ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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
Muhal Richard Abrams featuring Malachi Favors —
Sightsong ... CD Black Saint (Italy), 1976. New Copy ....
A fantastic record – and one of the warmest, most soulful sets we've ever heard from Muhal Richard Abrams! The album features Muhal's piano alongside the bass of Malachi Favors – a really unique duo outing that unlocks a whole new side of both players, especially Favors, who really ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Early ATU material from the Project Blowed heydays. Includes "Rebirth", "Looking Glass", "Slow Lights", "Yesterday and Today" and more. 9 tracks total. ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Ah, the enduring Satta Massa Gana rhythm! This fine set of roots kicks off with the original Studio One version of one of Jamaican musics cornerstone riddims, then builds from there, 20 different takes in all, with the almost mournful horn line resounding throughout. The artist that are ... (Reggae) read moreCD
A masterpiece of east coast harmony soul – and worth it for the title cut alone! Ace Spectrum are always pretty great, but on this album, they really bust out of the box with some of the most wonderful harmonies they've ever recorded – set to impeccable arrangements by Patrick Adams, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Mostly an album of ballads and boleros – sung by Dominico with lush backing by La Orquesta Panamericana. The feel is relatively traditional, and titles include "Suspirando Por Ti", "Tu Y Mi Cancion", "Tres Amores", "Humilde", "Tes Espero", ... (Latin) 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
Veteran LA emcee and Freestyle Fellowship co-founder Aceyalone is as slick as ever on this tight effort for Decon! Solid work from one of the most consistently sharp west coast gamers. Lots of old school funky soul and jazz grooves in the DNA here, too. Good stuff! Includes "30 And Up" ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A treasure trove of spiritual jazz from saxophonist Idris Ackamoor – featuring his famous 70s recordings with The Pyramids, solo material, and even some previously unissued titles! The bulk of the collection comes from The Pyramids' albums Birth Speed Merging, Lalibela, and King Of Kings ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Barbara Acklin —
I Did It ... CD
1971. New Copy ....
Around January 8, 2014
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 —
I Did It ... LP Brunswick, 1971. New Copy (reissue)....
$6.99Out Of Stock
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
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 moreCD
A great one by Barbara Acklin – and a set that has her breaking past the Brunswick sound of her earlier albums! The record still has her working with Willie Henderson, who was also at Brunswick, but the overall vibe is a bit more open, and a bit more modern, with a really unified batch of ... (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
Beautiful, beautiful Chicago soul from one of the women who did it best! The record's a mix of some sweet originals, plus covers that Barbara handles with her usual poise and class – and it includes the hit title single, "Someone Else's Arms", and a bunch of other originals, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful, beautiful Chicago soul from one of the women who did it best! The record's a mix of some sweet originals, plus covers that Barbara handles with her usual poise and class – and it includes the hit title single, "Someone Else's Arms", and a bunch of other originals, ... (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
Art's sure making sure his lady gets her due on this one! But apart from an unweildy title, the album's a great set of smooth mellow soul numbers – very much in the vein you'd expect from having "love" repeated so many times in the title. Backing is tighter than on Arthur's ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare performance from Edie Adams and husband Ernie Kovacs – material recorded for 1952 airings of the Kovacs Unlimited TV show – done with all the backstage charm and offbeat wit of the regular version of the performance! Adams' vocals were often used to reset things on the program ... (Holiday Music) read moreCD
Rootsier material than usual for Prelude – recorded with a mix of southern soul and modern groove styles, a great platform for the vocals of Gayle Adams, one of the label's best singers. A few numbers are definitely aimed at the dancefloor – like the moogy groover "Love Fever" ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
George Adams —
America ... CD Blue Note (Japan), 1989. New Copy ....
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
A great set of duets – one that really lets both players open up in their most soulful styles! Titles include "Reflexions Inward", "Kahji", "The Calling", and "Playground Uptown & Downtown". ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Warm audio therapy from Nathan Adams – an artist who works here in a sublime blend of club and soul – with a style that maybe recalls the best of the Naked Music generation – or maybe the tightest work of Peven Everett too! There's a warm glow to most of the album – but not ... (New Grooves) 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
Pepper Adams —
Ephemera ... LP Spotlite/Zim, 1973. Used ....
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With Roland Hanna on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums. Titles include "Quiet Lady", "Patrice", "Hellure", "Bouncing With Bud", and "Ephemera". ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album