We would gladly trade every other John Lewis album for a copy of this album – because the album's a treasure all the way through – and a really unique set, with a really unique feel! The session features Lewis' piano in the company of a hip French group that includes Sasha Distel on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A classic – and probably one of the best-selling Christmas jazz albums of all time! Ramsey and his classic trio with Redd Holt and Eldee Young serve up a tight set of grooves based around Holiday favorites like "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "Winter Wonderland", "He ... (Holiday Music) read moreCD
A funky blaxploitation modeled set from Lifesavas – with lots of funky soul sounds and influences – but still very much a Quaanum hip hop album! Their most adventurous album yet – with appearances by Dead Prez, George Clinton, Camp Lo and more! Titles include "Double ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A nice quartet date – with Santi Debriano on bass, Eddie Gladden on drums, and Jerry Gonzalez adding extra piano to the trio! Titles include "Habiba", "For Albert", "One Finger Snap", "Blues On The Corner", and "Eighty One". ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Key early work by Abbey – no so much the "blue" album you'd guess from the title, but a session that's filled with the kind of anger and emotion that makes us love her so much when she's this good! The group here is very hip – an ensemble brought to the date by her then-partne ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
There's nothing Straight Ahead about this record – as the album's one of the first bold statements of modernism from Abbey Lincoln – and the kind of set that builds nicely from the vocal experiments she was doing with Max Roach at the time! The group here is almost one of those ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Cool set that brings together all of the lost funky groove and electro classics by this great New York band. You'll recognize some of these, like "Cavern", in a minute from their samples on classic hip hop records, but just about every track's a winner, and when you hear this stuff, you'l ... (Soul) read moreCD
The legendary trumpeter Booker Little – paired here with drummer Max Roach, who was frequently Book's leader at the time! The set's got a sharp-edged and modern mix of hardbop and fresh ideas – very similar to the best Roach albums of the time – and with a similar sort of group ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Charles Lloyd —
Mirror ... CD ECM (Germany), 2010. Used ....
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Beautiful work from Charles Lloyd – a set of compelling originals mixed with standards, both old and new, performed in a laidback style that really makes the most of his wonderful tone! Lloyd was a player who was great from the start – but in recent years, he seems to have even ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Ever since the Juice Crew days, it seems as though Marley Marl has found a vehicle to make his presence felt on the East Coast hip hop scene. In the early 90s, LOTUG was it, combining dope rhymes with Marley Marl and K-Def's head nodding beats for a certified classic. 15 tracks in all, including ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Los Jovenes Del Barrio —
Live ... CD RMM, 1998. Used ....
They're young and tough – and especially wonderful too – easily one of the most compelling harmony soul groups to ever hail from the Windy City! The set's a Chicago soul gem from the early 70s – recorded with a laidback, slightly tripped-out vibe that's different than the tighter ... (Soul) read moreCD
An amazing organist – probably the best in Europe! Eddy Louiss is a genius – a massive player who should have been huge, but who's barely been recognized over on this side of the Atlantic, save for a bit of recording with Stan Getz. This 1972 session is a gem – one of his best ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Two soundtrack-themed albums – back to back on one CD! Themes For Super Heroes is a 1979 effort from Geoff Love – one timed to match up with the successful Superman film, but which also features bits from a range of TV heroes as well! Love's arrangements are lush, but often quite lean ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
One of the few albums cut as a leader by trumpeter Henry Lowther – a great player on the British scene of the end of the 60s, but one who mostly labored in the service of other groups at the time! Lowther emerges here as an extremely visionary leader – one with a scope of expression ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A haunting performance of two different soundpieces by composer Alvin Lucier – recorded at the Electronic Music Center at Wesleyan University in the 70's, with assistance by Nicholas Collins and Ron Kuivila! "The Duke Of York" features a recitation by Lucier – slowly building ... (Out Sound) read moreCD
Madlib takes his Medicine Show to the air – his Flight To Brazil – an 79 minute mix of Brazilian funk, psychedelia, prog and jazz from the past few decades! The set sort of finds Madlib in Beat Konducta mode, mixing myriad found sound grooves into his own tropical mind frack – ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Rough-edged blues from the west side of Chicago – a stone classic from the mighty Magic Sam – a player who was taken from us all too soon! On the west side, they mix plenty of soul in with their blues – and you can definitely hear that on this stone smoker – a record that ... (Blues) read moreCD
There's a pretty big space between Nothingness & Eternity – but Mahavishnu Orchestra manage to fill most of it up with their hard-jamming approach! The style here is a bit different than the group's initial albums – as the record's a live one, and features some very long tracks ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great second album from Mahavishnu Orchestra – one that has them still very might in the same tight formation as the first! As before, there's a heck of a lot of power here – monstrous work on drums from Billy Cobham, sharp-edged guitar from John McLaughlin, and a range of great ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A massive set of fusion from Mahavishnu Orchestra – a group that features some incredible guitar work from John McLaughlin, who sounds even more focused and driven here than on his own records! As with Return To Forever or Weather Report, the combo's a supergroup of sorts – with Billy ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Bob Marley dubs from the Island vaults – most of which were never released in the album format before this set! It's very well done, with a tight collection of numbers that feature spaced out, tripped up and otherwise echoey, dubby versions of the iconic Marley songbook! The original ... (Reggae) read moreCD
While we're not big on career retrospective best of's, especially artists like Marley, whose been collected over & over, this is actually a respectable set, and the vinyl's pretty darn hard to get ahold of anymore. Includes tons of classics, like "Get Up Stand Up", "Exodus", ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Beautiful live set that has this great guitarist and singer running through a very tight set of Brazilian tracks with a smoking combo that features Fender Rhodes, tenor, flute, trumpet, and percussion. The set features two great readings of Baden Powell/Vinicius De Morais compositions – ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Forget the Wynton Marsalis on the cover, because the set is really a recording of the Jazz Messengers when Wynton was playing trumpet in the group – a great lineup that also features Bobby Watson on alto, Billy Pierce on tenor, and James Williams on piano! The set features some great ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Given Dino's talent for celebration, there's nobody else we'd rather spend Christmas with – a fact that's confirmed by this great little set! The package features 14 Holiday tunes – all recorded by Dino during his classic years at Capitol, and done in that laidback and boozy style that ... (Holiday Music) read moreCD
Ray Martin & His Orchestra —
Dynamica ... CD RCA (Spain), 1961. Used ....
A sweet little Stereo Action set from Ray Martin, recorded with a very dynamic edge – hence the title! The feel here is a bit in the Esquivel mode – with orchestrations that swing all over the map, and use the stereo recording technology to their best advantage. And although Ray's ... (Now Sound) read moreCD