Upfront issue of some Donald Byrd stuff recorded in the early 60's. Two great lineups, one that pairs Donald Byrd with the tenor of Jimmy Heath and the alto of Bunky Green; another that has him joining Johnny Coles on trumpet and Duke Pearson on piano. Nice hard bop stuff, in settings Byrd's not ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Second issue of this lost treasure from Art Farmer – a tremendous album that hardly ever shows up in the history books! The set's a rare jazz side originally recorded for the mostly-pop Scepter label – featuring Farmer at the head of a small group working with Tommy Flanagan on piano, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little album from Herbie – it that says "previously released" on the back cover, but was actually released with Tootie Heath as leader under the name Kuumba, entitled Kawaida. It's a hip batch of afro-centric jazz, with a Strata East sort of feel: lots of percussion and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
No real dates or notes on the cover, but the album appears to include some of Eddie's excellent early work for the Vee Jay label – a wonderful blend of soul jazz and slightly experimental phrasing, and the kind of groundbreaking material that got Eddie noticed very early on in his career. ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Winners ... LP Up Front, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good ....
An assortment of very early work by The Impressions – recorded back during their years at Vee Jay, and featuring Jerry Butler on a number of tracks. The sound's a bit rootsier and doo woppier than you might know from some of their other tracks – and titles include classics like "Yo ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early work by Wilson – recorded before his years at Atlantic, for Lloyd Price's short-lived Double L label! The album's got a New York hard soul approach – with styles that might have been used by Ben E King or Solomon Burke, depending on the track – and the overall quality of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title says funky, but this one's more of a batch of soul jazz tracks – largely instrumental numbers, handled in a swinging style that's got traces of soul and R&B, and which matches the backings you might have heard on Lloyd's albums from the late 50s or early 60s. The record's quite ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album