Hard grooving Dutch rock from Brainbox – featuring totally guitar guitar from Jan Akkerman, hard blues style vocals from Casimirz Lux, and some of the most rockin' flute work this side of Jethro Tull from Barlacher! Cool stuff from an anything goes period in international rock & roll, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
George Braith —
Musart ... CD Prestige/Dusty Groove, 1967. New Copy ...
One of our favorite-ever albums on Prestige Records from the 60s – and a set that's a fair bit different than most of the other work on the label! The set's an unusual outing for saxophonist George Braith – cut after his famous albums for Blue Note, and in a mode that's quite different ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An incredible debut from trumpeter Jaimie Branch – an artist who seems ready to be one of the boldest new voices in jazz on the Chicago scene! Branch works here at a level that both lives up to an AACM legacy of experimentation, and the rich exploration in new jazz forms that we love from ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Some of the grooviest work ever cut by Brazilian trombonist Waltel Branco – a set that's very different than just about anything he ever put on record, and which is also material used in an early 70s TV series as well! The sound here is kind of a criss-cross between some of the cool ... (Brazil) read moreCD
One of Dollar Brand's more ambitious albums – featuring a larger group of players than usual, working through some compositions that have as much life and spirit as might be implied by the title! The group includes Brand on keyboards, conga, and soprano sax – plus work by Carlos Ward ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Includes printed inner sleeve and press kit with one sheets & 8X10" glossy photo! Cover has a promo sticker.)
An album that was issued in the US, but which actually features excellent work that Abdullah Ibrahim/Dollar Brand recorded for the Gallo label in South Africa – the kind of edgier work that we often prefer next to some of his solo and trio material! The key force here is the horns – as ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Trio material – featuring Brand with Cecil McBee on bass and the great Roy Brooks on drums. The album's pretty laidback, but in a mellow spiritual mode that suits all players well. Brand plays soprano sax on the track "Ishmael", playing over his own piano lines – and other ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful solo piano from Abdullah Ibrahim – recorded in an open-ended, freewheeling style that's mighty nice – and quite a change from most of his other albums of the time! Even without a bassist or drummer, Ibrahim maintains a strongly rhythmic pulse to his music – an amazing ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim) —
Soweto ... LP Chiaroscuro, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ...
Great 70s work by Dollar Brand! US issue of an album that Brand recorded in South Africa for the Gallo label – featuring players that include Basil Mannenberg Coetzee on tenor, Duku Makasi on tenor, and Dennis Mpale on trumpet. "Soweto" is a long groover that runs for over 15 ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet slices of work from a hell of a jazz festival – the 1963 Antibes performances, served up here in some incredibly hip material! The set begins with early work from pianist Dollar Brand – whose trio sounds moody and amazing on "Antibes Jam", then gets joined the great ... (Jazz) read moreCD
15 tracks from one of the best jazz funk bands of the past 25 years! The Brand New Heavies have a wonderful sound that mixes 70s jazz funk with a tight modern soul groove – never sleepy, and infused with all the best energy of older groups. They first sprung into being in the early days of ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
The group's second real album, and one that never manages to totally capture the groove of the first – but which still has some pretty great writing and playing that set it apart from most of the soul of its generation! The cut "Dream On Dreamer" is one of those early 90s groovers ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
4 mixes of the title cut – extended, instrumental, single, and strip down version. Also includes the track "Gimme One of Those". (Neo Soul) 12-inch, Vinyl record
Brand Nubian —
One For All ... LP Elektra/Traffic, 1990. New Copy 2LP (reissue)...
Pure greatness from Brand Nubian at their early best! The Nubes' have made a handful of solid-to-great albums, but none could top this essential debut. Grand Puba, Sadat X and Lord Jamar are on point with the politicized rhymes over classic early 90s jazzed up, funky beats, built from now well ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Heavy fusion from Brand X – the late 70s heirs to some of the harder, rock-inspired modes of the earlier part of the decade! The music is still mostly jazz, but there's a lot of mainstream influence here – especially in the guitars played by John Goodsall, and the drums, which are ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice batch of timeless instrumental hip hop from Brandon* on Cold Busted! Dreamscape Part 4 has with lots of diverse style from track-to-track – from cinematic streams, to Afro-Latin guitar and horns, to tropical percussion, to jazz funk flutes – and anchored by classic boombap ... (Cassettes) read moreCassette
A killer bit of female soul by a very short-lived group – one with a great sound that comes out of some real criss-crossing of styles – some deep soul currents, but some hipper modern soul touches at the top! The set was produced by Brad Shapiro, and has a good blend of his modern and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a cutout notch.)
Victor Assis Brasil Quarteto —
Pedrinho ... LP Odeon/EMI (Brazil), 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
One of the greatest albums by Victor Assis Brasil – a brilliant sax player who was one of Brazil's greatest jazz talents in the 70s! On this set, Victor really tightens things up from some of his spacier post-Coltrane albums of earlier years – crackling with a firey approach to the ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two early 70s albums from Nashville brassman Danny Davis – back to back on a single CD! Travelin is a pretty unusual concept – a record that mixes Nashville songs with some richer 70s orchestrations – using the trumpet of Danny Davis and his larger brass setting to create a very ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – works on standard CD players too!)
A classic set that goes "slam" from the very first note – and which helped to set the pace for countless ensemble funk acts to come! Brass Construction had a wonderful sound that was the best-realized version of the east coast indie club combos of the mid 70s – funky at the ... (Soul) read moreCD
Brass Construction's fifth album, and the group's still grooving harder than most of their contemporaries! The legendary Randy Muller is still fully in charge here – serving up his trademark lean, mean arrangements that compress all elements of the music firmly on the beat – all in a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the hardest to find LPs by Phil Bodner's combo The Brass Ring, which is saying a lot, since nearly the rest of the groups output is taking up space in nearly every thrift store's basement across the country! Besides that the set has a very groovy sound with sax, brass, and organ a meeting ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real gem from The Brass Ring – and an album that has a goofy cover designed to recall the famous TV commercial that used the title hit! The record itself is a work of pure genius – tightly compressed easy instrumentals, all in that unique Brass Ring mode – a sound that's ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful work from George Brassens – a really twisted batch of tunes, played on acoustic guitar, and sung with some of the most out there lyrics in French pop at the time! (French) LP, Vinyl record album
Now that we actually live in the future of yesterday, it's hard to imagine the power that the book Brave New World had when writer Aldous Huxley first launched it on the world – a generation-shaping sense of ideas that had plenty of champions and celebrations, including this legendary German ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pretty heady stuff, and a range of 3 different compositional modes from Anthony Braxton – solo piano, electronics, and his inventive tri-centric ensemble concept – a new way of breaking out the energy of a performance ensemble by using three different conductors! All work here was ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Anthony Braxton —
Dona Lee ... LP America (France), 1972. Near Mint- ...
Quite possibly our favorite of Anthony Braxton's key French recordings – largely because the record captures him at a point when he was easily skirting between freer and more traditional styles! The group on the set is a quartet with Michael Smith on piano, Oliver Jackson on drums, and Peter ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original French pressing! Cover has a partially unglued top seam.)
Anthony Braxton —
Eugene ... CD Black Saint (Italy), 1989. Used ...
Wonderful work from Anthony Braxton – an album that has him playing straight ahead jazz – but at a time when he was also making some of his most complex recordings of the 70s! The approach here is sublime – as Braxton's reputation has ears already anticipating some far-out ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Danish pressing on Steeplechase. Cover has some aging.)
If you've never heard Anthony Braxton play straight jazz, you owe it to yourself to check out this performance – it's a delight, like some of his few straight sets! With Hank Jones on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. Titles include "Joy Spring", "You Go ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Anthony Braxton & Gino Robair —
Duets (1987) ... CD Music & Arts, 1987. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Braxton's saxes meet the percussion of Gino Robair – who also seems to be using some xylophone and marimbas for the record too! The richly ringing tones of Robair are totally great – and make for an unusual accompaniment for Braxton's reeds – sounds that are almost in complete ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Anthony Braxton & Miya Masaoka —
Duo (DCWM) 2013 ... CD Rogue Art (France), 2013. New Copy 2CD ...
One of the most beautiful duo albums we've heard from Anthony Braxton in a long time – a set of three long improvisations with koto player Miya Masaoka – who plays a 21-string version of the instrument that really sounds beautiful next to Braxton's reeds! Braxton blows sopranino, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An incredible little record with a sound that's unlike anything else we've ever heard before – a set that mixes jazzy inflections on vibes, organ, guitar, percussion, and flute – the last of which is played here by a young Hermeto Pascoal! The set was done after Pascoal's work in ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second set from St Louis funk combo Breakaway – and the album already shows a great deal of growth – especially in the territory of rhythm! Breakaway have definitely dug some of the best club modes from the New York scene – and work here in a jazzy disco style that's filled ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD of the album!)
Joshua Breakstone —
88 ... CD Capri, 2016. Used ...
A landmark pairing of records from a group who only ever gave the world two albums – but who've gone on to have a huge influence over the years! The first album, the initial offering from Breakwater, is a masterful blend of jazzy fusion and mellower soul – a sound sifted together so ... (Soul) read moreCD
No splashdown here – as Breakwater are every bit as soaringly soulful as they were on their debut set! The groove here is that perfect blend of jazz and soul that only a few groups in the 70s really got right – maybe Pleasure, or The Blackbyrds – and most certainly Breakwater, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
All the best tracks from Breakwater – brought together in this one fantastic collection! The set pulls the best numbers from the group's only two albums – tracks that effortlessly blend soul, funk, and a bit of jazz – all with a style that's more sophisticated than mainstream ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stone classic from The Brecker Brothers – working here at a new level for 70s jazz fusion! Sure, it's as slick as it can be – with touches of club and disco grooves to give an even smoother edge to the jazz funk of the Brecker Brothers – but thanks to some solid soloing that's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the more unusual albums in the Jacques Brel catalog of the 60s – a recording of the French version of Man From La Mancha, adapted by Brel himself, with help from longtime collaborator Francois Rauber. Brel sings in the lead, alongside co-star Joan Diener – and given his input on ... (French) read moreCD
Rare live material from the great Jacques Brel – almost all of which has never been issued before, and stands as a much-needed addition to his catalog of classics in the 60s! The recordings are great – done for radio, and re-presented here with fidelity that's every bit as rich as Brel' ... (French) read moreCD