Pure AM radio pop from the glory days of MGM! Pop impresario Tony Scotti was one of the harmony vocalists who comprised Heaven Bound – and he produced the album with a sweet sound that's part late Beach Boys, part 70s Four Seasons, and part LA electric soundtrack. The record's got some real... read more
Reinmar Henschke —
On Air ... CD
2009. Used ....
Rare non-MPS work from this groovy leader – a sweet Polish live date, with versions of "Spanish", "Sunflower Chant", and "Blues In My Shoes"! Gustav Brom is great too – on titles that include "Who Can I Turn To", "Prilezitestne Blues",... read more
A real standout in the early career of trumpeter Freddie Hubbard – a very unique session that has him working with some larger arrangements in the background – blowing these magical solos over the top, while still hitting a great edge with the rest of the musicians as well! There's a... read more
Freddie Hubbard & Woody Shaw —
Double Take ... LP
1985. Very Good ....
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Mid 80s effort from 2 of the greatest modern trumpeters to have put a horn to their lips. Woody & Freddie run through a set of tunes, all written by trumpeters, like Clifford Brown, Fats Navarro & Kenny Dorham, as well as their own, with a group of the then-young players on Blue Note, like... read more
2 LP set that combines 2 earlier Dick Hyman LPs for Command. The stuff's not his funkiest or grooviest, but there's some nice light keyboard moments, done in Dick's usual groovy style. Titles include "Love For Sale", "England Swings", "Yesterday", "Zorba The... read more
Groovy guitar instrumental tracks by one of the biggest international talents of the 60's. Ingmann's guitar has a unique hard edged sound that's in keeping with American instrumentalists of the same type, but which has a cool overdubbed guitar sound that's a bit like Les Paul. Titles include... read more
Wonderful work from Ingram – an incredibly talented soul family who'd spent more than enough time woodshedding in earlier years, and emerged to become one of the strongest mainstream acts of the 80s scene! There's a solid feel here that goes way beyond commercial soul – a great way... read more
Ives' Pinao Sonata No 2 orchestrated by Henry Brant.... read more
Utsumi Izuru —
Utsumi ... CD
2002. Used ....
Jazzy samples with an earthy edge – worked together in some magical soundscapes that also manage to groove nicely at the best moments! One of the more "organic" titles in the hip catalog of the Japanese Flower Records label – and a compelling release that takes us back to... read more
A sweet 70s set from Jackie & Roy – just the kind of record that shows that their genius kept on growing and growing as the years went on! The album's a nice change from the fuller, freer sound of the pair's earlier 70s sides on CTI – but it's also not the straighter jazz of the... read more
A set that definitely moves along the Soul Route promised in the title – thanks to great vibes from Milt Jackson, and a mix of electric and acoustic piano from Gene Harris! Harris here has none of the hoke of some of his Concord sides – and instead, slides in alongside Jackson to give... read more
A spare and dramatic score for this film that starred Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, and Omar Sharif – penned by Maurice Jarre with some slight Spanish touches, to fit the setting of the narrative! Light guitar is used on many numbers – but with a very high-register sort of sound that... read more
We always love Muhal Richard Abrams in a duet setting – and this album's no exception, as it features the pianist playing in very spare formation with violinist Leroy Jenkins – improvising freely in a concert performance from 1977! Abrams tone is often very dark and earthy, which seems... read more
A pretty odd little record from Gloria Jones – a great soul singer back in the 60s when she was pounding out the hard northern numbers, but not so great here, where she's in an odd style that mixes disco with a hard soul approach, and just doesn't work. The "Reunited" in the title... read more
Well-blown material from trumpeter Jonah Jones – recorded in a hip setting with the French group of Dave Pochonet for support! Dave's on drums, arrangements are by Andre Persiany, and the setting is pretty open and relaxed – nice small combo work that lets Jones blow in a really... read more
Classic trumpet-heavy jive from Jonah Jones! The focus is on Jonah's gutbucket swinging style, with his trumpet up front in the mix in post-KC swing-type tunes. Things get a bit campy at times, but this pop-jazz-swing style worked extremely well for Jones and Capitol. Titles include "Moten... read more
Weirdly groovy stuff from Jonah Jones – playing here in his usual pop-gospel-swing style, but with backing by a set of voices that gives that album a nice full sound. The vocal group isn't nearly as soporific as those used on other pop/jazz albums from the time, and they have a nice lilting... read more
The second album from Washington's K'Alyn – a great singer/songwriter with a magically soulful feel! K'Alyn's music has a great blend of warm styles with light acoustic touches – one that takes us back to the glory days of Donnie Hathaway and Bill Withers, but with a style that's also... read more
A very strange little record – composed for a very strange film directed by Allen "Candid Camera" Funt – in which people are surprised by a nude woman, and have to react accordingly. There's a lot of tunes on here that have an almost Harper's Bizarre feel – that kind of... read more
We're always big fans of Bev Kelly's work, but this album is way hipper than the usual vocal album of its type from the time – thanks to a sweet little lineup that features Pony Poindexter on alto sax and Flip Nunez on piano! The presence of Poindexter's horn is always a treat, on the... read more
Jazzy Bay Area hip hop from producer/MC double threat Kero One – an unabashedly rearward leaning hip hop head from the left coast – with skills on par with the Soul Providers, Lightheaded and others on the scene! It's no secret that we have eager ears for hip hop that's schooled in the... read more
Although the Anita Kerr singers were not often the swinginest group in town, this LP has them doing a nice selection of Bacharach material, including "What's New Pussycat?", "Are You There (with Another Girl)", and "Windows of the World".... read more
A great disco take on the Love Boat theme – one done here withs ome slightly Latiny club touches from Joe Quijano, and fragile vocals that shake a bit more than Jack Jones' on the original recording! There's some nice Miami club moments in the instrumentation – and the compelling thing... read more
Kid Creole & The Coconuts —
Wise Guy ... LP
1982. Near Mint- ....
Ha! This one really takes us back! The set was a massive breakthrough for August Darnell – one of his biggest hits since his day with Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band, with an equally appealing approach to the dancefloor. Tracks mix early 80s New York club styles with Darnell's mad... read more
Wonderful work from one of the maddest talents on the moog – the enigmatic Gershon Kingsley, frequent partner of Jean Jacques Perry! This album's got Kingsley working in his unique First Moog Quartet – a four-moog ensemble that makes some really incredible music! Unlike Kingsley's... read more
One of the rarest Roland Kirk albums – and a great one! The record features Kirk in his prime early years – before he got totally nutty, and when he would still play straight soul jazz/hard bop, but with kind of a mad twist, and with strange instrumentation. Horace Parlan's on piano,... read more
A rare slice of work by Roland Kirk from his early years – a great live set recorded in Europe in the mid 60's – done in a looser mode than his studio sessions from the time! Kirk's playing his usual array of incredible horns – tenor, stritch, flute, nose flute, and manzello... read more
An excellent 2nd album from Lew Kirton – a bit smoother than his first one, but still with that great mellow soul sound that we dig so much! Lew's a strong singer in a tradition that includes Leroy Hutson and Leon Ware – sweetly grooving in a warm and mellow style, but also kicking... read more