Fantastic work from John Klemmer – hard-edged, exploratory, with a mix of spiritualism and soulfulness, and a few touches of easy soloing. Todd Cochran (Bayete) plays Fender Rhodes, Woody Theus is on drums, and Klemmer's got an echoplex hooked up to his tenor on a few cuts. The tracks were ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The group's third release – and although they've dropped the space suits, they're still grooving nicely in a slightly electric mode! The sound here is heavy on keyboards and bassy bits – a very catchy 80s groove that's topped by shifting male/female vocals from the members of the trio! ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real breakout album for Earl Klugh – the kind of record that got him on the a-list of fusion players for the rest of the 70s! The title here is especially well-chosen – as the tunes have a gently colorful feel that's never too slick, despite the tighter setting of the album – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second anniversary of Gladys Knight & The Pips on Buddah Records – and an album that really shows the new level of depth the group were able to hit at the label! A key factor on the album is work by Eugene McDaniels – who produced the record, and wrote a good number of tracks ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gladys Knight with Ashford & Simpson – a perfect pairing of two post-Motown talents! Gladys Knight & The Pips are one of those groups that never stopped being great – and later albums like this are well worth tracking down, especially with the team of Nick Ashford and Valerie ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Gladys Knight & The Pips —
Anthology ... LP Motown, Late 60s/Early 70s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ...
Although Gladys Knight & The Pips didn't cut their first recordings or their biggest recordings for Motown, they did still do a pretty nice job at the label – as you'll hear on this nice 2LP set that brings together a nice batch of their best tracks. Includes their original version of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is shopworn, withe small tears. Cover has a promo stamp.)
A relatively ambitious Christmas album from Gladys Knight & The Pips – done in a rich style that's clearly meant to be more seriously reverent of the Holiday than their usual soul hits of the time! The best numbers here are the ones that are the most laidback – letting the group ... (Holiday Music) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rock-solid Buddah work from Gladys Knight & The Pips – still pretty righteous on the vocal tip, but often a bit fuller and more polished than before! Knight shows a great talent for a mature ballad here – no big hits, but that's part of the charm of the set – as there's a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Righteous earth mama vibes from our hometown sweetheart Bonnie Koloc. Bonnie was part of the original folk cabaret scene around old town here in Chicago, and this is her first album, with her gutsy, folky vocals and songwriting underpinned by a groovy rock-inflected backing band, that features ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Quadraphonic pressing, with a sticker in one corner.)
Features Kondo on trumpet, voice, toys, and "little instruments" – with Rodney Drummer on bass, Cecil Monroe on drums, Yoshinori Teramae and Tiazo Sakai on guitars, and Bill Laswell doing guest work on tapes! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi! Cover has a cut corner.)
Toshinori Kondo/Henry Kaiser/John Oswald —
Moose & Salmon ... LP Music Gallery (Canada), 1979. Near Mint- ...
Features Kondon on trumpet and alto horn, John Oswald on alto, and Henry Kaiser on guitar! Seven improvisations – all recorded live! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
A gem by Lee Konitz – one of his near-perfect 50s sessions for Atlantic! Lee's tone here is crisp, clear, and hauntingly fresh – modern, yet never academically so – and played with a dexterity that's incredible, but never too in love with itself to go too far. Key players on the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – with obi!)
Lee Konitz —
Motion ... LP Verve, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
A pivotal album in the career of Lee Konitz – and one that shows him really stretching out, past his tightly arranged style of the 50s! Lee's working here in a fairly free trio setting – backed by only Sonny Dallas on bass and Elvin Jones on drums. Jones plays loosely and openly on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi! Heavy cover and vinyl – not the American-circulated version.)
A nice little session from Lee Konitz – simple, without many tricks, and a great 70s extension of the sound of his 50s work! The group's a quartet with Sal Mosca on piano – and on a number of tracks, the pair of them play together alone, Lee blowing introspectively, and Sal working in ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of THE key records in the Konitz school – a full length Prestige album that brings together important material from sessions originally issued on 10" LPs! The lineup here is virtually the Konitz school – with shifting lineups that include Billy Bauer on guitar, Lenny Tristano ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Whether you're a Konitz fanatic or not (we are!), this set's a great one – even though it's made up of an assortment of different recordings from the late 50s and very early 60s. Peter Ind was the bassist in some of Konitz's groups during the late 50s, and he recorded most of this material ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great 50s material from Lee Konitz – recorded for Atlantic, issued here later in a special Japanese only package – with Peter Ind on bass, Sal Mosca on piano, and Billy Bauer on guitar! Titles include "Don't Explain", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "You're ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic session of cool jazz from the 50s – a majestic meeting of the alto of Lee Konitz and the tenor sax of Warne Marsh! The album's a perfect example of icy modernism at its best – swinging nicely, never too uptight, but with a well-composed approach that really shows the magic of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original 50s black label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging.)
Koobas ... LP Columbia (UK), Late 60s. Near Mint- ...
Kool & The Gang —
As One ... LP De-Lite, 1982. Near Mint- ...
Solid 80s grooving from Kool & The Gang – a group who inspired so many others in the early 80s soul generation, but who could still do it better than most of the rest! The style here is tight and smooth, but never too slick – and Deodato's giving the group some really great ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
What a killer combination – Kool & The Gang and Schlitz Malt Liquor – two of the baddest forces of the 70s! The album's a special promotional album that collects mid-period work by the group, and serves it up in a cool cover that's got the band kicking back with The Bull – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet 80s sounds from the legendary Kool & The Gang – one of the key classics from the second chapter of the group – when their lineup and sound were a lot leaner than before, and they managed to cross over big to a much wider audience than before! The upbeat cuts show that the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Kool & The Gang —
Force ... LP De-Lite, 1977. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
Kool & The Gang's a little bit slicker and a little bit smoother on The Force than on earlier classic records – but thankfully, they're still getting on down to the funky sounds! The Force does indeed have more of a spacey boogie than a jungle boogie vibe, but they're still doing what we ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A shameless dancefloor cash-in move – but a record that's still pretty darn great as well! You all know the big title cut "Ladies Night", so we won't bother to describe it – but we can say that the group wisely hooked up with Deodato, who produced, mixed, and even played ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A magic carpet ride of funky soul from Kool & The Gang – classic Open Sesame from '76 – one that took the group to a higher level! It's not as rawly funky as some of the group's earlier albums, but they do still bring it, just with a cooler spirtual vibe that we never expected ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Way more than just a "boogie" album – as you might think from the title – and much more a hard-hitting batch of funky tunes, mixed with some even cooler laidback numbers! The album follows heavily off the style of Wild & Peaceful – mixing together the group's older ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A QB landmark. Kool G Rap's finest from the Cold Chillin glory days, with production by Marley Marl at the peak of his early career. With the hits "It's A Demo", "Truly Yours", "Poison", and "Rhymes I Express". Also includes Road To The Riches", " ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a promo stamp and slight waviness.)
A masterpiece of Turkish psychedelia – and quite possibly the greatest album ever from Turkish psychedelic maestro Erkin Koray – a mad blend of sounds that definitely lives up to its "elektronik" title! Most numbers feature a weird blend of electric guitar and baglama – ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A short-lived group, but a great one too – a quartet that features post-Free work from guitarist Paul Kossof and drummer Simon Kirke – each of whom sing a bit too! But the real strength of the album comes from the wicked keyboard work of John Rabbit Bundrick – who also sings a ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, with pink rim labe and inner sleeve. Cover has wear and a cutout hole.)
Leo Kottke —
Best ... LP Capitol, 1970s/1980s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
A classic bit of spare electronics from the Kraftwerk man machine! The album's perhaps a bit tighter than some of their earlier albums, but it's also got that spare tinny sound that influenced a generation of hip hoppers, electro heads, and Miami bass stars. Titles include "Computer ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)
A beautiful little solo record from synthesizer legend Bernie Krause – best known as half of the legendary Beaver & Krause team, but stepping out here on his own after the untimely early death of Paul Beaver. The album was one that was initially conceived with Beaver, but recorded after ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and a stain on the spine.)
The icy voice of Norwegian singer Karin Krog is a perfect match for Dexter's deep soulful saxophone, and the two of them perform wonderfully together in this rare set of tracks recorded in 1970 with Kenny Drew on piano and Niel Henning Orsted-Peterson on bass. Krog has always been tremendously ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert – and autographed by Karin Krog, Kenny Drew, and NHOP!)
With Kuhn on tenor, alto, and bass clarinet – plus William Parker on tuba, Phillip Wilson on percussion, Bill Horvitz on guitar, Wayne Horvitz on electro-acoustic piano, and Mark Miller on vibes. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Steve Kuhn at his funky best! Over the years, you may have seen Steve's name turn up on collections of hip funky tunes from the early 70s – but probably have never been able to find the right record that offers that same sound. Well, search no further, because this is the record – and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
Steve Kuhn & Toshiko Akioshi —
Together ... LP Chiaroscuro, 1963. Near Mint- ...
Recorded in Canada, by a group featuring Randy Kumano on keyboards and vocals. The tracks have less of a disco feel than you'd expect, and are more like uptempo funk material aimed at the dancefloor. Titles include "I'll Cry For You", "You Got It", "Angel Eyes", ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great one from Fela – tight and outtasite, with one of our favorite tracks ever by him – "ITT", also known as "International Thief Thief"! The record's got a clean and simple approach to the groove that's right up there with the best of the Afrika 70 era – ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green label US Capitol pressing. Cover has a promo stamp & some light wear.)
Slick reggae, that has more than a little disco creeping in, from singer Kwame Heshimu. Don Myrick & Rham Lee of EWF make a guest spot on one number. Tracks include "Family Affair", "Zimbabwe", "Mama Say", "Givin Up" & "Chant Away". (Reggae) LP, Vinyl record album
A really strong hip hop producer/MC duo project pairing L'Orange and Jeremiah Jae – all the more impressive knowing that Jae is solid producer himself, but puts that aside to focus solely on rhymes here! Organized as 5-part narrative, it's flavored by crackling cinematic soul beatcraft and ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Funky fusion with a bit of a studio feel – played by the LA Express, a combo best known for their work with Tom Scott – stepping out here strongly on their own! Even without Scott's sax in the lead, the sound here is still pretty darn sharp – and the lineup features Robben Ford ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early classic from LaBelle – wonderful vocals mixed with both heavy funk and laidback spacey soul touches! The group had really hit their stride by this point – as the trio of Nona Hendryx/Sarah Dash/Patti Labelle push way past their girl group roots – and even some of the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later black label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)
(Cover has a promo stamp on front & some pen on back.)
Steve Lacy —
Hocus Pocus ... LP Disques Du Crepuscule (Belgium), 1986. Near Mint- ...
One of the more obscure Steve Lacy albums of the 80s – a great solo set done for the Disque Du Crepuscule label! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Steve Lacy —
Moon ... LP BYG/Actuel (France), 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A seminal early work in Lacy's European career! The album was recorded in Rome in 1969 – one of the few BYG albums not to be done in Paris – and it features Lacy in a grup with cello by Irene Aebi (one of her first appearances on record with him!), plus drumming by Jacques Thollot, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Steve Lacy in one of his greatest modes – working here in a style influenced heavily by Thelonious Monk – one that not only made Lacy one of the first interpreters of Monk's music on saxophone, but also gave his modernist impulses a great sense of focus over the years! The album's an ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing with obi.)
Steve Lacy —
Way ... LP Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1980. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
One of Steve Lacy's great late 70s recordings for Hat Hut – a searing live performance that was one of his boldest efforts from the time! The group here are a quintet of familiar players – Steve Potts on alto and soprano sax, Irene Aebi on cello and voice, Kent Carter on bass, and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Steve Lacy & Michael Smith —
Sidelines ... LP Improvising Artists Inc, 1977. Very Good+ ...
A classic Francis Lai score for this Claude Lelouch period film that starred Jacques Dutronc and Marlen Jobert – set in pre and post-war Paris, and featuring a variety of historical themes intertwined with the usual Lai touches! There's some nice 70s touches to the production and ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Frankie Laine was one of the 50s' most amazing pop singers – and apart from a few tiny nods for his chart hits, nobody ever gives him the credit he deserves! We love this Hell Bent For Leather set – which features Frankie doing some of the Western-oriented material that became his big ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great early work from Lake – playing here in a number of different settings, but always with well-matched collaborators! 3 tracks on the set – "Owshet", "Heavy Spirits", and "While Pushing Down Turn" – featuring Lake with Olu Dara on trumpet, Donald ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, promo sticker, and light wear.)
Reedman Oliver Lake at his most creative – stepping out here on a sublime set of 70s improvisations – all put together with a really spiritual feel! There's a very open, collaborative feel to the music – and the set was recorded in St Louis, at a time when Lake was a key part of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US Arista pressing. Cover has a cutout notch, some wear, and a mark from sticker removal.)
A rather rare recording of Oliver Lake from the early 70s, recorded in Paris. Almost entirely alto solos, but one number that features accompaniment on synthesizer. We find ourselves returning to these early Lake recordings much more than his later work with the World Saxophone Quartet, as the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautifully folksy work from the team of Denis Lambert & Craig Nuttycombe – recorded home in Sausalito at the end of the 60s, in a spare and captivating style that features only vocals and acoustic guitar! There's a spirit here that's part Bay Area folk and part Everly Brothers' Roots ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album