A well-titled set from this up-and-coming singer – as it definitely seems like we'll be hearing a lot more greatness from Carolann in years to come! The album's a very well-crafted individual soul statement – with a vibe that's very different than other records of its nature these days ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Classic work from Brick – a group who went onto become surprisingly successful during the 70s with a hot Atlanta blend of funky soul and uptempo club grooves. The group has a feel that would be taken up heavily a few years later by LA funk combos – particularly those on the Solar label ... (Soul) read moreCD
A very well done compilation of love songs by Dee Dee Bridgewater – beautiful stuff that appeared on some of her most timeless albums – which is only solidified here! Dee Dee puts her unique flair songs popularized by Ella Fitzgerald, Kurt Weill compositions, French ballads, Horace ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
The rare first album by The Brief Encounter – a mid 70s funk group from North Carolina, with a sweet, strong, and jazzy flavor that makes them feel like the best of the California scene in the 70s! The group shift effortlessly between tight ensemble funk, including a few tasty instrumentals, ... (Soul) read moreCD
The first solo album from Johnny Bristol – a genius soul talent who did a bunch of great work for Motown as a writer and arranger, breaking out here on his own! Like so many other behind-the-scenes talents from the late 60s, Johnny turned out to be an excellent soul artist in his own right ... (Soul) read moreCD
Bob Brookmeyer's got a dual role here – not just working in two different groups, but also on two different instruments as well! The record's a wonderful early example of the sense of space and timing that instantly made Brookmeyer one of the freshest talents of his generation – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound —
Howl ... CD Bloodshot, 2013. Used ...
The greatest so far from this soulful Chicago group – a combo who are making big waves way beyond the Windy City, thanks to the tremendous vocals of JC Brooks! The album bursts out with a power the group have never had before – a tightness and focus that shows that these guys are ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
A disco double-header! First up is Love Shook – classic disco from Pattie Brooks, and a soaring 70s set that's right up there with the best Casablanca Records grooves of the time! The rhythms here are upbeat and lively – strings mixed in with quick-stepping rhythms, all set to the ... (Soul) read moreCD
Seminal work from the Detroit underground of the 80s – 4 sets of duets recorded by drummer Roy Brooks, each with a different hip player! The material was recorded over the course of 4 different performances in 4 different years – but the album has a really unified feel in the way that ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Wonderful! This is the fourth session that tenorist Tina Brooks cut for Blue Note – and it's finally getting reissued! The material did appear briefly in the Tina Brooks box set on Mosaic, but it went out of print immediately, and has never before been presented with a proper cover. It's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A wonderful set by contemporary jazz guitar great Bobby Broom and his excellent trio – who put a timeless spin on standards that Broom holds in high esteem as sturdy mementos of their time – without even a whiff of nostalgia! His enthusiasm for the material shines brightly throughout, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Good domestic reissue of some very obscure sides by one of the great unsung soul groups of the early 70s. We're not sure if these guys ever put out a full album, but the tracks on here are among some of are great lost soul singles, including "You Better Believe It", "Hurry, Don't ... (Soul) read moreCD
Peter Brotzmann —
F*ck De Boere ... CD Unheard Music Series/Atavistic, 1968/1970. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Long overdue reissue of this classic FMP recording by Brotzmann – dedicated to Johnny Dyani, and featuring a group that includes Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink, Fred Van Hove, Paul Rutherford, Willem Breuker, and Brotzmann himself. The track's politics are stated very clearly in the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
While Peter Brotzmann has built his career around his formidable sax playing, in his younger days he was an accomplished visual artist with ties to the influential Fluxus movement, a pursuit that fell by the wayside as he became more entrenched in the burgeoning European free music scene. This ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
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
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Peter Brotzmann/Peter Uuskyla Duo —
Born Broke ... CD Atavistic, 2008. Used 2CD ...
Just Sold Out!
Great duets between saxophonist Peter Brotzmann and drummer Peeter Uuskyla – a record that really recalls some of the best energy of Brotzmann's late 70s and early 80s recordings for FMP! The sound here is somewhat more open than other Brotzmann records of late – really ready to take a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A rare slice of the career of this famous and short-lived jazz duo – tapes that were recorded in 1955 at the legendary Bee Hive niteclub in Chicago, but not issued until the end of the 70s, in this smashing 2CD set that was produced by Max himself! The material offers a strong contrast to ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Brilliant work by the team of Clifford Brown and Max Roach – a seminal hardbop album that was one of the few to bridge the east and west coast scenes! The set was recorded in LA under the joint leadership of Brown and Roach – and features the classic quintet lineup that included Harold ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A really wonderful little album from pianist Donald Brown – deeply soulful, and in ways that go beyond just his work on piano! There's some great higher-concept ideas going on here – bits of culture and philosophy folded into the music, courtesy of recitations by Marlon Saunders on a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A set put together as the soundtrack for the James Brown bio-pic – but one that features mostly original recordings by The Godfather himself, and a few older cuts altered a bit for the film! The groove runs from early 60s soul to early 70s funk – and there's a fair bit of live tracks, ... (Soul) read moreCD
Great reissue of James' second set of tracks recorded live at the famous Apollo Theatre! We like this one way better than volume one, and find it to be a much heftier set of tracks – with a stunning array of sheer raw showmanship. This one's in a 2CD format, with lots more room for The ... (Soul) read moreCD
Amazing work from Marion Brown – two albums we'd never be without! Geechee Recollections is quite possibly our favorite record ever from reedman Brown – and very different than both his seminal 60s recordings, and his European sides from later years! There's a really earthy feel to ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Excellent jazz from trumpet player Maurice Brown – a native of the Chi southside suburb of Harvey, IL – who plays with some of leaders of the contemporary jazz scene when he's not cutting stellar work of his own! Brown's working in a sharp, but roomy quintet setting here, taking cues ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Great work from Rob Brown – one of the most promising saxophonists of his generation on this side of the Atlantic! The set features Brown in some really great company – working with Steve Swell on trombone, Joe Morris on bass, and Luther Gray on drums – all moving between ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Early live work from the Dave Brubeck Quartet – served up here in a batch of 2 recordings from Boston's legendary Storyville night club! The bulk of the CD is from a Columbia date in 1954 – featuring Dave on keys and the mighty Paul Desmond on alto sax – already stepping out here ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Uschi Bruning/Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky —
Kontraste ... CD Amiga (Germany), 1987. Used ...
Experimental vocals and offbeat reed sounds – a really great pairing of singer Uschi Bruning and reedman Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky! We know Ernst-Ludwig and Uschi from a range of other projects, but they really sound different here together – especially because Petrowsky's reeds are often ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the most obscure albums to ever be issued on the tiny Mode label – and one that features work by the little-known female trumpeter Clora Bryant! Clora's an unusual talent for the time – and almost more of a novelty than a standout soloist – but she's also singing on the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Hard and heavy Memphis soul from Don Bryant – a great singer who recorded for Hi Records in its early years, but who was never as well-remembered as Al Green or Ann Peebles, because the label wasn't cutting full LPs on many of its soul acts in the 60s. Don's got a rough style that's part ... (Soul) read moreCD
An early record that really links Chico Buarque to the European scene – an audience that would keep Chico's music strong for many years, and with a reach that went far beyond some of his contemporaries! The set was recorded in Italy, but with all the charm and sparkle of his classic ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Maybe the greatest moment ever from Brit soundtrack genius Roy Budd – an artist who started with his roots in jazz piano, but who really explods here in a range of groovy styles! The main title is an incredible blend of Eastern percussion and moody jazz – and other cuts bring in some ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Genius – pure genius! Solomon Burke is one of those soul singers you always hear folks about, but who you never seem to get to hear as much as folks like Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, or any of his other label-mates on Atlantic. This excellent 2CD set will correct that problem ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of our favorite albums ever from Solomon Burke – a great little set that draws on all of his deep soul roots for Atlantic, but also gets a little bit funky too! There's a growing maturity in Solomon's music here that we really love – a quality that gets past the churchy cliches, ... (Soul) read moreCD
Solomon's most famously known for his Atlantic recordings of the 60s – but immediately after working for that label, when his soul vibe was still quite strong, Solomon cut some great little sides for the Bell label in Muscle Shoals. The approach used was actually a bit rootsier than that on ... (Soul) read moreCD