A masterpiece of funky soul – and one of the greatest albums of the early 70s! It all comes together on this one – funk, soul, politics, and production – and the record is still one of the clearest examples of James Brown's genius that you'll ever find! Recorded during the same ... (Soul) read moreCD
Good CD reissue of Marion Brown's classic Porto Novo record, one of his best, recorded in 1967 in Holland with Maarten Altena and Han Bennink. Marion plays hard with these two European masters of free playing, and the 5 tracks from the session stand as a great demonstration of his early power on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Marion Brown & Gunter Hampel —
Reeds N Vibes ... CD Improvising Artists Inc (Italy), 1978. Used ...
Some of the most unique vocal work ever recorded – a stunning collection of Columbia sides by Oscar Brown Jr, a singer who mixed together equal parts jazz, soul, and folk – and came up with a sound that was all his own! Oscar bubbled out of the hip Chicago scene of the early 60s – ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Ray Brown/Monty Alexander/Johnny Griffin/Martin Dr —
Summerwind ... CD Kingston World, 1980. Used ...
Although Roy Brown had a slightly softer edge than some of his King R&B contemporaries – he could definitely rock and wail when he wanted to, as you'll hear on this CD! The folks at Rhino have done a good job of digging through Roy's work at King, pulling together 18 tracks that have a ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the coolest collaborations of Dave Brubeck's years at Columbia Records – and one of the greatest jazz sessions from vocalist Jimmy Rushing too! On paper, the modernist Brubeck and Kansas City roots singer Rushing would seem to be a very unlikely pair – but by this time in his ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Excellent mid 70s duet jazz from pianist Dave Brubeck & alto Paul Desmond! Duets 1975 is a nicely laidback work from the duo – playing here with no other accompaniment, in a spare set of material that's incredibly fragile and intimate – and all the better for that. The move is a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print LP sleeve edition – with original US obi.)
The last-ever live performance of the legendary Dave Brubeck Quartet with Paul Desmond – recorded in 1967, but issued here for the first time ever! The group was the stuff of legend in the 50s and 60s – Dave's incredible approach to piano and time signatures, supported by amazing ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A Lenny Bruce 2-fer – 2 classic albums back to back on a single CD! First up is Interviews Of Our Times – not necessarily a record of interviews – as the title might make you think – but one of Bruce's best records for Fantasy! The album's got some very edgey bits that ... (Comedy/Spoken) read moreCD
Kyle Bruckmann, Werner Dafeldecker & Boris Hauf —
Wane ... CD Formed (Italy), 2006. Used Gatefold ...
A great early trio session from Ray Bryant – the kind of record that instantly shows why he caught such fire on the scene! There's a simplicity here that's almost invisible – a command of the keys that's strong, but not nearly as show-offy as some of Bryant's contemporaries. And given ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A beautiful collection of work from Chico Buarque – one of the most important singer/songwriters in Brazilian music during the past 50 years! The three records in the set are the classic Chico Buarque De Hollanda Vols 1, 2, & 3 – real standard-setting records that still stand as ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Pianist Greg Burk plays here in a completely solo setting – but almost with the power and presence of a full trio – such is his command of the keys, and energy he puts into his performance! Yet a good part of the strength of the set also comes from the compositions – which are ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Spare sax and piano duets from two Daves – Burrell and Murray, both working together here in a space that's surprisingly warm, and usually a bit more inside than some of their other avant sessions of this nature! There's a warmth to Burrell's piano we've really never heard before, and which ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Dave Burrell & David Murray —
Daybreak ... CD Gazell, 1989. Used ...
Some of Kenny's best recordings – especially from the early days! The albums contained on this 2CD set feature Kenny in the company of some of the best late 50's players at Blue Note. Junior Cook and Tina Brooks are on tenor, Duke Jordan or Bobby Timmons play piano, Louis Smith plays ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print, mark through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)
The entirety of Kenny's first 3 sessions for Blue Note together on one 2 disc set. Arguably some of Kenny Burrell's best work! Unlike some of Kenny's other sessions, which hide his guitar in arrangements that are a bit too complicated – this one's a nicely stripped-down album that sets his ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Great great stuff – and for some folks, THE album by Kenny Burrell! This classic set features the guitarist in a quintet with Stanley Turrentine on tenor, Major Holly on bass, Bill English on drums, and the great Ray Barretto on conga – a really great lineup that sparkles with soulful ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A hip live date from Kenny Burrell – recorded with a trio that includes Richard Davis on bass and Roy Haynes on drums – both of whom help Kenny find a groove that's a bit lighter and more fluid than usual! The rhythms here are quite gentle, almost spare at times – and always ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print. Part of rear tray card has been cut.)
Kenny Burrell & Grover Washington Jr. —
Togethering ... CD Blue Note, 1985. Used ...
Grover Washington Jr on Blue Note – but sounding really great here in the company of guitarist Kenny Burrell – very much back to the more basic reed work of his roots, and away from some of the smoother settings of his bigger dates from a few years before! Kenny's well-crafted guitar ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A surprisingly great meeting between Kenny Burrell and Jimmy Smith – and a set that's one of Jimmy's standout small combo sessions for Verve! The feel here is much more Jimmy Smith at Blue Note than some of the bigger group Verve dates of the 60s – and Kenny Burrell's sensitive guitar ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Tracks include "Spare Ass Annie", "The Last Words Of Dutch Schultz (This Is Insane)", "Mildred Pierce Reporting 2 (Old Sarge)", "Dr Benway Operates", "Warning To Young Couples (Huntsmen's Hounds)", "Did I Ever Tell You About The Man Who Taught ... (Rock) read moreCD
A really incredible record from the great Gary Burton – a key 60s set that definitely has him finding a musical voice that's all his own – a way of using the vibes that nobody else had ever attempted before! The instrument is a flurry of chromatic beauty – tones and light ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Groundbreaking work on vibes by Gary Burton – recorded in a setting that's live and open, yet quite groovy too! There's a rhythmic freeness that marks the set from the very first note – lessons learned from the generation of Ornette, yet taken in new direction – and definitely ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Laidback and warmly chromatic work from Gary Burton – playing vibes in a group that also has Pat Metheny on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, Eberhard Weber on acoustic bass, and Dan Gottlieb on drums. Titles include "Sea Journey", "Nacada", "The Whopper", and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A really wonderful setting for the vibes of Gary Burton – a special ECM session that pairs his quartet with larger orchestral backdrops – all conducted by Michael Gibbs, who also wrote the music for the date! Gibbs had already risen to fame by the time of this record – thanks to ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Busdriver's most high profile set yet – the intelligently hyper MC's debut for Anti-/Epitaph! RoadKillOvercoat pushes his ouvre a bit more into experimental electronic territory – albeit with smart (if eccentric) vocals that are both rhymed and sung. Busdriver keeps at least one foot ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Beautiful Chicago soul! Billy Butler and Major Lance had had previous hits working on the Okeh label in town, and when that one folded, they moved over to Brunswick, where Carl Davis was cutting some amazing sides of male vocal soul, with other great local artists, like Otis Leavill! This ... (Soul) read moreCD
An overlooked gem from the revival years of Impulse Records – a set recorded in the mid 80s, but one that easily matches the soul and spirituality of the label's best work from the late 60s and early 70s! Pianist Henry Butler steps out here with a strong musical vision – one colored by ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the hippest records that Henry Butler has cut in a long long time – and a set that really takes us back to the most inventive sounds he gave us during his first few years of recording! The album's a collaboration with trumpeter Steven Bernstein – who brings a lot of modern ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Jaki Byard —
Hi-Fly ... CD New Jazz/OJC, 1962. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Incredible work from pianist Jaki Byard – an album of subtle genius, and one that shows what a tremendous player he was – even at an early date! At one level, the album's a standard piano trio outing – typical for the time – but in the hands of Byard, the setting quickly ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A very cool set from Jaki Byard – a record that's quite different than some of his other work, but which really exposes some of the older jazz elements that were always lurking in the back of his music! The session's billed to "Jaki Byard & The Apollo Stompers" – a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Two rare albums from one of the greatest modern pianists ever! Jaki Byard With Strings is a wonderful album – and nothing like any other "with strings" album you've ever heard! Sure, the set does have some stringed instruments in the group – but it's a small combo session ... (Jazz) read moreCD