Spare, stretched-out work from tenorist Joe Henderson – one of his hippest recordings of the 80s, and a great live date recorded with just bass and drums for accompaniment! Henderson's horn is heard in great company with the bass of Charlie Haden and drums of Al Foster – both players ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A stone killer from the early Blue Note years of tenorist Joe Henderson – a key example of why the label had so much faith in him right from the start, and why Henderson's horn was quite different than so many other players of the 60s! There's a sharp edge here, but there's also a soulful ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Classic early work by Joe Henderson – very well titled with the use of "mode", given the new sound and new direction Henderson was taking his tenor in the 60s! The album's got Joe working at the head of an all-great lineup that includes Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Cedar Walton, and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of Joe Henderson's first true moments of greatness – a landmark session recorded with a quintet that includes Kenny Dorham on trumpet, McCoy Tyner on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Pete LaRoca on drums! LaRoca's very free on the drum kit, and gives the set a rhythmic looseness that's a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Late work from the tenor legend Joe Henderson – his last album for Verve – leading an impeccable core combo and guests through the Gershwins' classic Porgy & Bess! The players including Jon Scofield on guitars, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Stefon Harris on vibes, Dave Holland on bass, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Michael Henderson definitely does it all here – mixing jazz and soul and funk with his own strong sense of personality – all at a level that's head and shoulders above most of his contemporaries! Henderson's that rare breed in soul music – part of an elite 70s lineup who were ... (Soul) read moreCD
Smooth mellow soul by Michael Henderson – taking up where he left off with his work with Norman Connors, and proving that he was an even better vocalist than bassist! The overall sound of this one's perhaps a bit slicker than his first 2 albums on Buddah – but there's still some strong ... (Soul) read moreCD
A hard-to-beat compilation of choice greatness by Michael Henderson – all culled from his Buddah Recordings material from the mid 70s to early 80s – and very solidly rooted in the uber-classic late 70s years, when he so deftly walked the line between mellow soul and easygoing jazz funk! ... (Soul) read moreCD
A rock-solid set from tenorist Ian Hendrickson-Smith – a player who already wowed us with his previous Live At Smalls date, which had him stepping out as a strong jazz player from his funk work in the Dap-Kings – and an artist who sounds even more confident and mature on this follow-up ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Not experienced? Well, this album will help push you over the top – as it's done for decades of listeners from the heyday of young Jimi Hendrix all the way up to the present! The set's a classic through and through – a blueprint not just for the genius of Hendrix, but for generations ... (Rock) read moreCD
Jimi's legendary live recordings for BBC radio and television – live studio sessions from 1967 to 1969 – remastered from BBC tapes and sounding incredible! Most of the tracks feature the trio of Hendrix, Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell at their fiery best, on classics like "Foxey ... (Rock) read moreCD
One of the most unlikely of success stories in the long string of posthumous Jimi Hendrix releases – a "new" album of studio recordings from Jimi that actually hits the mark. Billed as an unreleased album, the material has popped up on releases from time to time, but the new mixes ... (Rock) read moreCD
Luiz Henrique & Walter Wanderley —
Popcorn ... CD Verve (Japan), 1969. Used ...
An excellent collaboration between two of Verve's best Brazilian artists of the late 60s – the groovy organist Walter Wanderley, and the breezy breathy vocalist Luiz Henrique! The set is a perfect example of the way that Verve took bossa playing and gave it a groovy production twist – ... (Brazil) read moreCD
The title's a bit misleading, because the set features unusual music from the second half of Clarence Henry's career – and not the hits you might expect – yet the whole thing's a really cool blend of sounds from the Frogman's overlooked years on the Crazy Cajun label! Henry's easily ... (Soul) read moreCD
A smoker of a set from Nicole Henry – and a great new setting for the vocalist, too! Nicole's always been one hell of a soulful jazz singer – and this time around, she shows that even more strongly by working in a mode that's rich in sounds from 70s soul music – not just the mix ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Nicole Henry's a hell of a great singer – a vocalist with talents equally well-tuned to jazz and soul styles, both of which are balanced nicely in this set! The album's got a hip small combo sort of feel – mostly piano trio instrumentation, with a bit of guitar or keyboards at times ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Ken Hensley & Live Fire —
Live!! ... CD Hear No Evil/Cherry Red (UK), 2013. Used 2 CDs ...
Ex Uriah Heep. (Rock) CD
Ken Hensley & Live Fire —
Trouble ... CD Hear No Evil/Cherry Red (UK), 2013. Used ...
Great work from Woody – not as funky as some of his other 70s albums, but still a really excellent album with a much better sound than you'd expect! The group's filled with young hip players – most of whom we don't know, but who play with a lot of soul – and even Woody's pretty ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Patrick Hernandez looks a bit silly on the cover here – almost like some 70s reject for the role of Doctor Who – but the album's got a tight disco groove that's right in keeping with his other work from the time, and with the French club scene from which he sprang! Some of the best ... (Soul) read moreCD
A strong, soulful set from alto saxophonist Vincent Herring – of the sort he always seemed to get on earlier recordings, but which he hardly ever hits this well these days! The album's got a no-nonsense quality that really brings out the best in Vincent's horn – with a rock-solid ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The best set yet from Atlanta singer Heston – whose warm, emotive voice and timelessly crafted style has long put him in the upper tier of independent soul artists for the better part of decade leading up to this excellent album! The songs are are supremely catchy and brilliantly draw from ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
A pretty remarkable set of spacey soul songcraft from Hiatus Kaiyote – a Melbourne group that blends moody, laidback live soul instrumentation with bubbling futuristic elements in a surprisingly seamless way – elevated even higher by strong songwriting and the soulful vocals of Nai Palm! ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Vocalist Al Hibbler gets some of the coolest backings of his career – some great arrangements from the young Gerald Wilson, who makes the music swing in ways that Al never got back in the 50s! The tune's got a sharp, soulful sparkle that really comes from Wilson's great charts – ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A wonderful album by pianist John Hicks – which, despite a stupid title that makes it sound like a techno record, is a brilliant batch of easily soulful tunes that ranks with his best work of recent years! The album features Hicks in some fantastic company – most notably bassist Curtis ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Drummer Billy Higgins added his talents to so many other albums as a sideman – but by this time of this early 90s date, he'd really come into his own as a leader – crafting creative energy from the drum kit through the rest of the trio – and getting some especially great help on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Billy Higgins —
Soweto ... CD Red (Italy), 1979. New Copy ...
Wonderfully hip work from drummer Billy Higgins – a crucial session from the end of the 70s, and one that shows just how far he'd come since the decade before! Higgins has always been great, but here he works in the company of some key Eastern Rebellion musicians – Bob Berg on tenor ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Two lost groovers from the mid 60s jazz catalog of Atlantic Records! Soulero is a very groovy session of piano trio material, recorded in Chicago by the city's "great white hope" of the 60s: pianist Eddie Higgins. The set was recorded for the Dunwich production group (who gave the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the few albums ever from Martha High – a singer best known for her earlier work with James Brown, recording here with production from the Godfather himself! The vibe is more Salsoul disco than James Brown funk – although there's definitely some snapping grooves in the mix that ... (Soul) read moreCD
Finally, a sweet compilation of some of the best numbers from latter day Motown girl group High Inergy – sunny soul that shines especially brightly with the benefit of hindsight! They managed to hit the charts early on, but it's pretty easy to see how these ladies could be unjustly ... (Soul) read moreCD
Maybe the best album ever from this late 70s Motown group – a set that's got the girls really stepping out with a nice degree of power – in a groove that's different than the usual female disco mode of the time! The record's got a much more fully-formed sort of feel – not just a ... (Soul) read moreCD
Quite possibly our favorite album ever from pianist Andrew Hill – a really unique outing that features the vibes of Bobby Hutcherson and a rare non-Sun Ra appearance by tenorist John Gilmore! The presence of Hutcherson brings a real "new thing" energy to the album – a feel ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Insanely wonderful music from Andrew Hill – a lean, stripped-down session that has Hill working at his firey best – in a space that's somewhere between the "new thing" recordings of Jackie McLean, and the brooding brilliance of Andrew's later Smokestack session! The group ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A really great session from pianist Andrew Hill – and one of his few post-Blue Note sessions to feature a horn player! The style of the set draws from a few strands of Hill's career – in that Hill is playing in some freely exploratory piano modes, yet also manages to swing soulfully ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the most dynamic albums that Andrew Hill ever cut for Blue Note – a record of long tracks, played by a largeish group who seem perfectly suited to Hill's most creative musical ideas! There's an approach here that almost predates some of the more righteous soul jazz ensemble sides of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(BMG Direct pressing.)
Andrew Hill —
Dusk ... CD Palmetto, 2000. Used ...
Andrew Hill —
Hommage ... CD East Wind (Japan), 1975. New Copy ...
An obscure set of solo tunes from modernist Andrew Hill – originally recorded for the Japanese East West label in 1975, and a very different side of Andrew's music than his Blue Note work of the 60s – but one that's equally great!. Hill's playing a grand piano – with a complex ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of Andrew Hill's best records of the 70s – a soulful trio recording performed with Richard Davis on bass and Roger Blank on drums – and a real return to the glory of his 60s material! Hill's piano still has that fresh angular modern approach of his Blue Note sides – but the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A classic "new thing" album recorded with the cream of Blue Note's avant 60s players – like Eric Dolphy, Joe Henderson, and Tony Williams – standing out with Hill as some of the most adventurous players for the label at the time! The album's awash with jagged piano likes from ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of our favorite albums ever on the legendary Nimbus label – and the only set we've ever seen from pianist Linda Hill as a leader! The set's got the same open-ended, spiritually-expressive sound as Adele Sebastian's record for the label – and Sebastian's also a key part of the group ... (Jazz) read moreCD
We're not sure we've ever heard other albums with pianist Theo Hill as a leader – but after this sweet little set, we'll definitely be on the lookout! Hill has a really great vision here – not just another live date for his piano and combo, but a wonderful showcase for his new ideas in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A classic deep soul set from ZZ Hill – done for the Mankind label, with production from Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Williams and Quin Ivy – recorded down at Muscle Shoals, with a sound that's one of the best that Hill ever received! There's a rootsy, personal feel to most of the ... (Soul) read moreCD
An overlooked gem from the great ZZ Hill – a set that has the singer making a brief appearance on Columbia Records, and working with the mighty Bert DeCoteaux in the process! Bert brings this full, rich style to bear alongside ZZ's vocals – an approach that's still quite respectful to ... (Soul) read moreCD
Snap your fingers to a pair of great albums by ZZ Hill for United Artists! The Best Thing That's Happened To Me is one of his best of ZZ's albums – recorded with a really tight down-home feel, and a style that's maybe even a bit more straight southern soul than some of his albums on smaller ... (Soul) read moreCD
ZZ Hill —
ZZ Hill ... CD Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ...
One of the lasting classics on the Malaco label – and a key album in helping the company take control of the southern soul market in the 80s! ZZ Hill sounds just as great here as he did on earlier records – amazing vocally, with that trademark rasp that comes in at just the best ... (Soul) read moreCD
An underground set from early 70s Stax Records – the only set cut back in the day by Ernie Hines – a really great singer who works here with a blend of southern soul and sweet harmony modes! The album's got a pretty laidback vibe, which is great – almost in the same space as The ... (Soul) read moreCD
A record with a really beautiful title – and a sound that definitely lives up to the "Sailing Ice" on the cover! The music is very much in the best post-Coltrane mode – played by a group led by the great Japanese drummer Motohiko Hino, and featuring Mabumi Yamaguchi on tenor ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Blu Spec CD.)
Terumasa Hino —
Hogiuta ... CD East Wind/Universal (Japan), 1976. New Copy ...
One of the most striking mid 70s sessions from Japanese trumpeter Terumasa Hino – an extended suite of tracks performed by a very hip group that includes Mtume on congas and percussion, Cecil McBee on bass, and Motohiko Hino on drums! The approach here is almost in a mid 70s spiritual soul ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A real lost treasure from trumpeter Terumasa Hino – a warm and wonderful live set, and one that's neither too free, nor too smooth – just perfectly set up right down the middle to open up on these beautiful long performances! The lineup is all Japanese – a great array of players ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A classic set from Japanese trumpeter Terumasa Hino – and a record that's filled with long, open-ended tracks that rank with his best work of the time! Hino's got all the boldness of his best early years here – none of the smoother sounds that marked some of his albums in the US, and a ... (Jazz) read moreCD