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
Loads of great electro sounds here – bassy keyboards, splashy beats, and some cool moogy moments – all wrapped up in the kind of heavy funk we've always loved from Shawn Lee! This cool collaboration with AM furthers the pair's step into the best sounds of the 80s – modes that ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
One of the greatest albums ever by studio genius David Axelrod! The album's one of Axelrod's first on his own – cut for Capitol Records at a time when he was working with some of the label's biggest selling soul acts – like Cannonball Adderley and Lou Rawls – turning their ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The first LP of this 3 LP set is sort of a Beat Junkies greatest hits, with some choice DJ performance from the past two years, including DJ Rhettmatic at the '96 West Coast DMC; Babu/J-Rocc/Melo-D/Rhettmatic at the '97 ITF Championships; some radio snippets and some new material, including a ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Tight rhythms, anthemic melodies, and postpunk dynamics from South Africa's Blk Jks – delivering on the earlier EP and positioning themselves as one of most unique groups in the indie scene – on any continent! The group generally works with rock instrumentation of lead & rhythmic ... (Rock) read moreCD
Bombers ... CD West End/Unidisc (Canada), 1978. Used ....
One of the more guitar-driven groups on the Salsoul label at the end of the 70s – an outfit with a really great approach to cutting longer dancefloor grooves! Tracks on the album have a nice tight feel that's echoed strongly by the guitar and keyboard work on the tracks – not as spacey ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the earliest of the classic Verve bossa nova sessions of the 60s – and a wonderful showcase for the talents of guitarist Luiz Bonfa! Most of Bonfa's previous recordings were done in a very spare or solo mode – and this set makes a nice change by adding in some larger ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Peter Brotzmann/Fred Van Hove/Hank Bennink —
Balls ... CD Unheard Music Series, 1970. Used ....
Balls is right – as that's certainly what the powerhouse sax of Peter Brotzmann had on this early session! The album's a landmark in the FMP tradition – recorded in 1970 with a frenetic Han Bennink on drums, a completely free Fred Van Hove on piano, and a masterful Brotzmann on tenor, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Includes "I Got You", "Sex Machine (part 1)", "I Got The Feelin", "Mother Popcorn (part 1)", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (part 1)", "Think", "Get Up Offa That Thing", "Hot Pats (part 1)", "Superbad (parts 1 & ... (Soul) read moreCD
Sweet electric funk – in a very trippy style! Before Donald Byrd hooked up with Larry Mizell and started recording his smooth fusion grooves of the mid 70's, he recorded this gem – kind of a "lost" album that has Donald working in an open-ended electric sound – one that' ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Arguably the best of Cherry's albums for Blue Note – and a real masterpiece of soulful avant playing! The group features Cherry on cornet, Gato Barbieri on tenor (and he's incredible, by the way!), Henry Grimes on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums. Grimes and Blackwell are more than just ... (Jazz) read moreCD
More proof that the west coast scene is serving up some of the freshest soul in recent years – and a crackling little set from Seattle singer Choklate! Choklate works in a style of hip hop-influenced soul – a mode that's often cosmic and filled with a crackling sense of electricity in ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Landmark pre-bop recordings – with early small combo work from Charlie Christian, and some great Dizzy Gillespie tracks recorded with Don Byas on tenor, Thelonious Monk on piano, and Kenny Clarke on drums! ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Quite possibly the crowning masterpiece by The Clash – and a record that certainly pushed them out of the punk rock ghetto and into the collections of countless mainstream folks over the years! This is the set that really pushed the group over the top – the one that harnessed all the ... (Rock) read moreCD
Rosemary Clooney —
Love ... CD Reprise, 1961. Used ....
A really unusual album from Rosemary Clooney – recorded with lush backings from Nelson Riddle, in a style that gets past the lighter mode of earlier years! Clooney really opens up in Riddle's company – and hits a mature, adult mode that almost points the way towards directions Morgana ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Great stuff – and a very sharp album cut by Willie during the Latin soul era, featuring a bunch of tracks that veer more towards the boogaloo side of things than his later albums! The groove is nice and hard – stripped down with the youthful energy that Willie brought to the scene at ... (Latin) read moreCD
John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders, really setting fire here in a classic live performance from the mid 60s – one of those very long, open-ended concert dates that was arguably even more impressive than some of Coltrane's studio album! The set was recorded in 1965, but not issued until a few ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A harder-edged set than before from Corduroy – a record that's still heavily steeped in the 60s territory of previous releases, but one with a bit more of a mod feel overall! There's lots of heavy Hammond and guitar in the mix, and the vocals have a warm appeal too – kind of a blue-eyed ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
4 sides of noisy, funky, stretched-out playing from Miles Davis – recorded at the Fillmore West, but with an intensity that matches some of Miles' crazy electric recordings from Japan during the early 70s! The music is a powerful blast of music that stretches out over the double-length set ... (Jazz) read moreCD