CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
View larger image       Image note

Spectral Soprano – Solo & Group Improvisations 1954 to 1999

CD (Item 636847) Emanem (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s — Condition: New Copy
2 CDs
Out Of Stock

CD


4.60 5

A really rich document of the charms and talents of reedman Lol Coxhill – a set that features music from a wide range of scenes and settings in Lol's long career – including bits of hardbop from the 50s, R&B from the 60s, and a wide range of great performances from later years too! Coxhill's a hell of a player who always seems to shine, no matter what the setting – and this package is almost like a combination of the sharp edges of the Emanem recordings, the moodier feel of the Virgin albums and some of Lol's rockish work, and the charming whimsy of the Nato years too – all topped off with a few historic elements that only add to the color and tone of the package – especially given that the tunes aren't always presented in chronological order. We're under the impression that most music is exclusive to this set – and tracks include "Bad Boy", "Autumn In New York", "Vermillion Sands", "Three Go To Letchworth", "Out Of Nowhere", "Uptown Top Ranking", "Magic Buffalo", "A Brief Introduction To Sax", "Murder In The Air", and "Resonance".  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


You might be interested in


New Surfacing 1978 & 1992
Emanem (UK), 1978/1992. New Copy
A really unique version of the Spontaneous Music Ensemble – one that features a trio headed by John Stevens on percussion, cornet, and mini-trumpet – plus guitar from Roger Smith and violin from Nigel Coombes! This new issue of the material is from archival tapes that are far better ... CD
Love Songs Of Ian Ops
I Am, 2013. New Copy
Beautiful work from pianist Larry Gelb – and a set that's as evocative as its title! Gelb balances his own great compositions with a host of well-chosen older numbers – standards, but tunes that are reworked here to fit in alongside the personal voice he brings to his own music – ... CD
Daughters & Lovers
Imagine Action, 1996. New Copy
A great early showcase for the writing talents of pianist Larry Gelb – a musician who's got this great ear for a lyrical tune! Larry's got this open, almost gentle touch on the piano here – which really helps balance out the sentiments in his tunes, and keep things from ever sounding ... CD
America Is Free
I Am, 2008. New Copy
Pianist Larry Gelb works here with some great reed lines from Dick Oatts – a player who really gets a lot of room to open up and inflect the tunes with all these great colors and emotions – sounds that are especially fresh, given that all the tracks are new originals written by Gelb! ... CD
Pass The Plate
Chisa/Verve, 1971. New Copy
Great work from one of the funkiest periods in the career of the Jazz Crusaders – that point when they first dropped the "jazz" from their name, and started moving into groovier territory! The set's a bit electric, but never as much so as their later, bigger hits – just ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy
One of the coolest, grooviest cats who ever cut a record – an an artist with a really unique conception at the time of these recordings! Roy Porter got his start as a drummer during the bebop years, and worked hard on the LA scene of the R&B and soul scenes of the 50s and 60s – but ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 1975. New Copy
One of the most amazing albums ever cut by reedman Herb Geller – a really unique overseas session from the 70s, and quite different than his initial recordings of the 50s! Herb's working here in a cool mix of electric and acoustic modes, with a vibe that's very much in the best funky MPS ... CD
Say That To Say This
Verve, 2013. New Copy
This is the sound we've been waiting to hear from Trombone Shorty all these years – a really tight blend of funk, soul, and jazz – served up here with way more punch than we've ever heard before! Raphael Saadiq is at the helm – co-producing the record with Shorty – and the ... CD
In Tune
Whitfield/Warner (Japan), 1978. New Copy
Sublime sounds from Willie Hutch – a post-Motown album made for Whitfield Records – and a set that's got a wonderfully laidback, mellow funk groove! Gene Page handled the arrangements – and the sound here is more easygoing than some of Willie's funkier work – but in a great ... CD
Best Of Friends
Elektra (Japan), 1979. New Copy
Jazzy soul all the way through – and a great little album from Lenny White and the Twennynine combo – a group that features some especially great keyboards from the great Don Blackman! The style here's a bit like some of Blackman's own work – rooted in fusion, but focused towards ... CD
Cotillion (Japan), 1982. New Copy
Massive funk from the ADC Band – some lesser-known cats from the early 80s scene on Atlantic Records – but a group with a sense of soul and power that knocks over most of their contemporaries! For those who've ever doubted the influence of P-Funk on the rest of soul music, you only ... CD
 



Top