Early film music from the great Serge Gainsbourg – nice work from a stretch before Serge got totally funky in the movies, but could still bring some very groovy elements to a picture! The work here features arrangements by Alain Goraguer and Michel Colombier – both of whom helped ... (French) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The start of the legendary second chapter for the Gap Band – the point when the group had reemerged as the tight funky trio of the Wilson Brothers, with a groove that would really set them up nicely for the 80s! This first album in the new format has a wonderfully tight feel – still ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pedro Garcia & His Del Prado Orchestra —
Cha Cha Cha ... LP Audio Fidelity, Early 60s. Very Good ...
One of the best by Red Garland for Prestige – a totally cooking record that features some great added conga work from Ray Barretto! Ray's presence really helps the record live up to its Latin-styled title – and Garland's usual trio with Paul Chambers on bass and Art Taylor on drums ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black & silver label pressing, with deep groove, RVG Stereo stamp, and AB etch. Cover has a half split bottom seam.)
4 sides of rare Red Garland material – recorded during his prime years at Prestige, but issued here for the first time! One side features trumpet from Richard Williams and tenor from Oliver Nelson. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo ink stamp on back.)
Red Garland —
Solar ... LP Jazzland, 1962. Very Good- ...
An obscure little quartet session from Red Garland – recorded with Les Spann on both guitar and flute, caught at a time when he was just starting to make waves on the New York scene! The presence of Spann gives the record a decidedly different feel than most of Garland's work on Prestige ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label Orpheum pressing. Cover has wear, aging & a split bottom seam.)
Beautiful early work from John Coltrane – recorded in the sensitive company of the Red Garland trio, and with Donald Byrd joining in on trumpet on the frontline! The tracks are longish and open – a bit more directed than the average blowing session numbers, but done with some of the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has wear and splitting seams.)
A nicely offbeat session from Erroll Garner – with some slightly unusual aspects, yet all the great choppy grooves we've always loved in his music! That's My Kick features a cool lineup that's somewhere in territory you might find on Verve or Prestige Records at the time – some nice ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The follow-up soundtrack to the original Smokey film – a bit different than the first in that it mostly contains tracks by a number of then-current country stars, plus a 2 instrumentals done by The Bandit Band, led by Snuff Garrett. The instrumentals are mostly of the fast-pickin type – ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Giorgio Gaslini & Anthony Braxton —
Four Pieces ... LP Dischi Della Quercia (Italy), 1981. Near Mint- ...
A wonderful record documenting collaborations between seminal Italian pianist Girogio Gaslini and Anthony Baxton. Side one is the lengthy Braxton track "Composition No 101", and side two features 3 Gaslini numbers, the duet "March", the solo alto piece "Love Chant" ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a small PSI stamp.)
Giorgio Gaslini & Eddie Gomez —
Ecstasy ... LP Dischi Della Quercia (Italy), 1981. Near Mint- ...
Beautiful long duets – Gaslini on piano and Eddie Gomez on bass – in a set that's one of Eddie's most compelling from the time! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a very light stain near the bottom.)
Giorgio Gaslini with Steve Lacy —
Grido ... LP Durium (Italy), Late 60s. Very Good+ ...
Features solo work from Steve Lacy, Eraldo Voltane, Sergio Fanni, Dino Poiana, Glauco Masetti, and Gaslini himself! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Great stuff – and a beautiful album of spiritual jazz recorded by this obscure piano player who worked briefly with Jackie McLean in the seventies. Billy Gault had an amazingly soulful way of putting together his work, but never got bogged down in too much sentiment. There's some beautiful ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Inner City. Cover has a cut corner, splitting on the seams, and some wear.)
Wonderful stuff – and one of our favorite-ever Marvin Gaye albums! This is the legendary two-record set that Marvin wrote and recorded as an alimony payment to his ex-wife Anna Gordy (the story's pretty long, and we won't get into it here – suffice it to say that when stars get a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Marvin's definitely in the groove on this set – cooking on all burners with a host of late 60s Motown hits – bad-stepping his way towards some of the more mature moments to come in the 70s! The album's probably best remembered for the cut "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Unreleased gems from Marvin Gaye's Motown years – issued after his death in something of a cash-in effort, but a pretty great little record overall! There's a bit of overdubbing here that tries to "modernize" some of the tracks – which we remember not liking that much at the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early genius from Marvin Gaye – a set that's one of his first biggest hit-making albums for Motown, and for good reason too! Gaye's really come a long way here in just a few short years – hitting hard on the album's title hit, with that trademark rasp that would only get stronger and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Marvin Marvin Marvin – just when we thought you couldn't impress us any more, you took it to the next level! Trouble Man is a heck of a wonderful surprise from an artist that most folks really only knew as a singer – a fantastically funky blacksploitation soundtrack, conceived and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the gatefold cover, with some wear.)
One of the few cases in the history of pop music where the record is worth all the hype! Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing suite of political soul tunes – not only just because he'd moved past the simple love songs of earlier years, but also because he was working ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great start to the Marvin Gaye duet mode of the 60s – an early pairing with Mary Wells, done back when she was one of the leading female singers at Motown! The style here is a bit more old school than some of the later Gaye duo albums – but there's plenty of charm in the tunes, as ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram pressing.)
Wilton Bogey Gaynair —
Blue Bogey ... LP Jasmine (UK), 1959. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
Wilton Bogey Gaynair was one of a number of West Indian jazz players who emigrated to England during the postwar years – and while he's not as famous as contemporaries like Joe Harriott or Shake Keane, this classic set from 1959 shows that he had a rich talent that deserved greater ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest records ever cut by altoist Herb Geller, and one of the few to document the work of his group that included wife Lorraine Geller on piano! Lorraine's quite nice, and the rhythm by Keith Mitchell and Mel Lewis is good too – but the real wonder is Herb's alto, which cuts ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, and a small mark from a sticker, but is nice overall.)
A classic boogie groover from the early 80s – the one and only album from Gemini, and one of the few albums issued on the tiny M&M label! Although an indie effort, the album's got a tightness that matches the best 80s groove on bigger labels from the time – especially the excellent ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The pre Wu Tang LP from Genius – who would be officially rechristened as the GZA just a couple years after this Cold Chillin' effort from 1991! Words From The Genius is more in the vibe of Cold Chillin' labelmate Big Daddy Kane – more of a mack groove than the tough, turgid dawn of the ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not only great material, but a much-needed addition to the all-too-short list of recordings that pair Stan's tenor with the vibes of a young Gary Burton! Titles include "Waltz For A Lovely Wife", "My Romance", "Morning Of The Carnival", and "A Singing Song". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Sublime early work from Stan Getz – a lyrical genius even at this early point in his career! There's a subtle brilliance here that's undeniable – a tenor sound that draws from Lester Young and Ben Webster, but which pushes into fresh new territory for the 50s – lean, but still ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on Columbia. Cover has overall wear and tears on the opening.)
Stan Getz makes a key musical trip to Sweden – to showcase his affection for a jazz scene that had been growing strongly in the postwar years – often in directions that were similar to Stan's own sound at the time! The session is one of the first to pair Stan's tenor with a Swedish ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Japanese pressing. Cover has a sticker spot.)
The title may be a bit strangely put – as "Steamer" isn't a word that we'd necessarily think to use with the gently flowing tenor tone of Stan Getz – but that doesn't stop the album from being a great one, and perhaps in Getz-like terms, it might well have a bit more steam ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing – with trumpeter logo and deep groove! Cover has light wear and a bit of splitting on the stop seam.)
A landmark record – both in 60s jazz and bossa nova – and a set that not only bridged worlds of music, but set the tone for so many other albums to come! By the time of this 1964 set, Stan Getz had already issued a few bossa nova experiments on Verve – but this pairing with ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Stan Getz, Sonny Stitt, Fats Navarro, and others —
Opus De Bop ... LP Savoy, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ...
A classic Savoy side that brings together bop sessions recorded earlier in the label's life – done by different groupings that feature some of the best players of the early bebop years. Sonny Stitt, Kenny Dorham, and Bud Powell are part of a group that play "Ray's Idea", "Fool' ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with RVG etch – nice and clean! Cover has one small mark on the spine, but is great overall – heavy and glossy.)
One of the instant classic Wu Tang solo projects – Ghostface Killah's essential, early peak Ironman – and a a record that stands strongly among the best hip hop albums of the its era! Produced by The RZA at a point in which it seemed there was little he could do wrong. An absolute ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Terry's vibes lead a group that fetaures Conte Candoli and Stu Williamson on trumpet, Bob Enevoldsen on trombone, Jack Schwartz on baritone, Bill Holman on tenor, and Joe Maini on alto! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Gilberto Gil —
Extra ... LP Warner (Brazil), 1983. Very Good Gatefold ...
Not Gil's greatest – but still with some nice enough funky moments, a bit more polished than earlier work, but still sounding pretty strongly soulful. Songs include "E La Poeira", "Extra", "A Linha E O Linho", "Punk Da Periferia", "Funk-Se Quem ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Killer work by Astrud Gilberto – very different than her Verve sides of the 60s! The album was produced by Astrud, arranged by Deodato – and has that wonderful warm full jazz feel of her classic album on CTI, but also a bit more like some of the funky work of Jorge Ben at the time ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare 80s set from Astrud Gilberto – cut at a time when she was hardly doing any new recording at all! As you'll guess from the title, the album has Gilberto teaming up with German groovemaker James Last – who handles all the orchestrations for the record, and shows a surprising ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Astrud Gilberto's greatest albums – and quite possibly our personal favorite! The record features beautifully understated arrangements by Joao Donato, Don Sebesky, and Claus Ogerman – and the instrumentation is a haunting mix of bossa rhythms with darker orchestrations that ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very famous moment from Dizzy Gillespie – tracks from his famous concert at Salle Pleyel, in Paris, from 1953! Gillespie's in fine form throughout – working in a great mix of bop and modern elements, with a few occasional playful touches to please the crowd – but never in a way ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
40's LP collection of some of the earlier sides that Dizzy cut for Savoy, with be bop classics like "Our Delight", "One Bass Hit", "Oop Bop Sh'Bam", "Salt Peanuts", and "Dizzy Atmosphere". The groups include players like Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing, with RVG etching. Cover has splitting on the spine and tape along the top & bottom seams.)
A weird batch of groovy tracks from Diz – more of a pop soul jazz instrumental set than a straight jazz one, recorded in 1969 with arrangements by Jimmy Mundy, who conducts a group with Paul Griffin, Billy Butler, and Jerome Richardson. As usual, Dizzy rises to any occasion – and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Of the classic "big names get together for a session" albums on Verve, the best ones always seem to be the ones with one of the "Sonnys" in the list of leaders. This one compiles titles from the Sonny Side Up album – which featured Stitt and Rollins, plus others from 1957 ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic bit of late 60's funk, and a surprisingly slammin' record from Dizzy! The album's got tight, hard, choppy funk arrangements from Ed Bland – who went onto to do some great work at the Perception label – and the group features James Moody blowing hard lean funky solos right ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very cool little concept set – one that perfectly illustrates the jazz wars at the end of the 40s! Jimmy McPartland represents the "hot jazz" side, and Dizzy the "cool" – although the Gillespie approach is more bop than actual "cool jazz" – but you ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A brilliant little soundtrack from Dizzy Gillespie – composed by Mal Waldron, and played by Diz with a sound and sensitivity that few of his other 60s albums can match! The feel here is quite bold and righteous – a perfect accompaniment for the documentary-like black and white images ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has 3 inches of moisture staining & waviness along the bottom.)
Beautiful righteousness from poet Nikki Giovanni – a wonderfully put together session that features her reading her own poetry over musical backings, plus some added choral bits from the New York Community Choir! The sound is completely right on – never too over the top, and never too ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really unique moment for Brazilian genius Egberto Gismonti – as the album marks a strong move away from some of the fuller orchestrations of his previous sets! The album features Gismonti on acoustic 8 string guitar – mixed with piano, wood flutes, and voice – plus some sublime ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Gismonti's straighter jazz albums, but one that's still filled with a lot of fantastically conceived turns and changes, in the manner of his best compositions. This is a 2LP set, with 1 album of performances by a quartet that includes Mauro Senise on reeds and Zeca Assumpacao on bass. The ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Spare European work from Egberto Gismonti – a set that's different than his fuller earlier work from Brazil, but still pretty compelling overall! Gismonti's playing here with a group of familiar ECM artists – mixing his own piano, guitar, and percussion lines with soprano sax from Jan ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An X-rated horror film from the team of Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey, but one that gets a surprisingly classic sort of soundtrack from the great Claudio Gizzi! Right from the start, Gizzi's music is filled with a sensitivity that's quite striking – this beautiful, poetic quality that often ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two pieces of Glass' larger suite of pulsating modal minimalist music. The ensemble here is a sextet, with three electric organs and three reeds, plus voice. Like his other work of this era, the tones overlap and slowly unfold to reveal underlying patterns over the course of the piece. Far more ... (Out Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A gorgeous tribute to this classic Italian horror film – one that includes the 2CD soundtrack reissue, the musical version on CD, and a 10" piece of vinyl – all in a box with a movie poster and exclusive t-shirt too! The 2CD release features one of the greatest Italian horror ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition. Shrinkwrap has some holes.)
One of the strangest records you'll ever buy! Even on our storied pages this one's a bit of anoddball to describe – kind of a sound play of words, songs, noises, and lots of odd effects – an effort of classic rock proportions, but the brainchild of Lol Creme and Kevin Godley after ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US white label promo, including the booklet and printed inner sleeves. Box has light surface wear and a small tear on the bottom edge.)
The first true moment of genius from the legendary Curt Boettcher – an early 60s folk-rock set that's already overflowing with the warm harmonies and creative arrangements of his later classics! The Goldebriars boast some incredible vocals in the duo of Sheri and Dottie Holmberg – both ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has some wear and splitting.)
An excellent soundtrack to this early 70s thriller that starred George C Scott! Jerry Goldsmith has come up with some strong action themes that are very much in a Lalo Schifrin mode – mixing guitar, electric harpsichord, and strings with a harder-edged groove so that there's a lot of space ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label promo. Cover has light wear and promo sticker.)
One of Jerry Goldsmith's darker scores of the later years – a really spooky bit of music for this eerie sci-fi movie! Although set in space, the film's music almost has a horror feel – really close, claustrophobic, and tense – put together by Jerry with these brooding string ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Jerry Goldsmith —
Ransom ... LP Dart (UK), 1975. Near Mint- ...
A moody mix of action and drama from the great Jerry Goldsmith! (Soundtracks) LP, Vinyl record album
A really striking score from Jerry Goldsmith – penned with just the right sense of drama and tension for this mid 60s military thriller! Goldsmith's already working here with a full palette of colors – and Lionel Newman conducts the music with an added richness that seems to bring out ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ross Goldstein —
Trail Songs ... LP Specific, 2007. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Great stuff from Benny Golson! Sure, the record features Benny's tenor set amidst some sweeter R&B arrangements – but the formula works nicely, and is Benny's lost bid to capture some of the same sort of modern soul excitement than Donald Byrd was getting in the 70s. Titles include the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album