Seminal west coast recordings by Clifford Brown – recorded in LA in 1954, with a mixture of hard bop and lyricism, in that sparkling mode that Brownie left as his indelible imprint on the west coast scene of the 50s! Players include Bob Gordon on baritone, Stu Williamson on trombone, Zoot ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Quite a set from Norwegian singer Thomas Dybdahl – at one level a blue-eyed soulster with a flair for weaving his vocals with electronics, at another level a more personal singer-songwriter with a captivating approach to a tune! The music maybe feels a bit like some of the more tuneful ... (Rock) read moreCD
EU/Phyllis Hyman/Kenny Barron/Bill Lee/& Others —
School Daze ... LP Manhattan, 1988. Used ...
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Like any Spike Lee soundtrack from the 80s, this one's a mix of many different styles – with some straight-out pop tracks, like EU's hit "Da Butt", or a number of throwaway 80s R&B tracks by lost groups. The best moments, as usual, are the jazzy ones – like Phyllis Hyman's ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, edge wear, and creasing.)
Grace's star was waning a bit by this point, but "Slave To The Rhythm" was one of her last big singles, not as compelling as earlier work with a more experimental approach, but recalling the wide washes of soul of some of her disco hits. (Soul) 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some wear, some stains, and an unglued bottom seam.)
You know, despite the fact that this one was recorded in the mid 80s, when we felt that Tania's great jazzy vocal style was being buried in excessive arrangements – in retrospect, it's actually got some darn nice moments. These include the great "Tanoca Vignette", a lively number ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Merc & Monk (Eric Mercury & Thelonious Monk III) —
Merc & Monk ... LP Manhattan, 1985. Used ...
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Eric Mercury joins up with Thelonious Monk III – and the result is a batch of tightly-snapping 80s soul tunes that are heavy on the keyboards! Mercury sings lead vocals, as does Monk – but Theo also supplies all of the musical backings for the set, penned and programmed on a host of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album