Fantastic sounds from Ramsey Lewis – killer work from a time when the legendary pianist was electrifying his sound – and transforming the worlds of jazz, funk, and soul in the process! By the time of these sides, Ramsey already had more than a decade of incredible Chess Records ... read moreCD
Easily one of the biggest selling jazz albums of the 60s – a crowning achievement for Ramsey Lewis and his popular trio with Eldee Young on bass and Redd Holt on drums! The set was recorded live at the Bohemian Caverns in DC, and the trio are perfect in the setting – going at the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing. Cover has splitting on the bottom seam.)
One of our favorite Ramsey Lewis albums of all time – an incredible reworking of tunes by The Beatles, done in collaboration with Cadet Records studio maestro Charles Stepney – who brings in some amazing arrangements and production styles to the record! The tunes are familiar, but the ... read moreCD
Ramsey Lewis —
Salongo ... CD Columbia (Japan), 1976. New Copy ...
A tremendous little record, and one of the funky 70s sets that Ramsey Lewis recorded with Earth Wind & Fire! Well, not Earth Wind & Fire entirely – but the Kalimba Productions team of Maurice White and Charles Stepney that gave the group its sound – plus a nice sprinkling of ... read moreCD
A tremendous little record, and one of the funky 70s sets that Ramsey Lewis recorded with Earth Wind & Fire! Well, not Earth Wind & Fire entirely – but the Kalimba Productions team of Maurice White and Charles Stepney that gave the group its sound – plus a nice sprinkling of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp, ink stamp, and tracklist sticker.)
One of our favorite Ramsey Lewis albums ever – and a perfect summation of the genius that was brewing on the Chicago scene in the late 60s and early 70s! The album has Ramsey working strongly with Earth Wind & Fire – no surprise, given his close ties to Maurice White, who was the ... read moreCD
Ramsey Lewis —
Them Changes ... CD Cadet/Elemental (France), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
One of the hardest-hitting electric sets ever cut by Ramsey Lewis – a live performance from the start of the 70s, done with a really gritty groove! Ramsey's on both Fender Rhodes and acoustic piano – the former of which is played with even more forces than on his Cadet studio ... read moreCD
An incredible record from the great Sven Libaek – a soundtrack for a land-based TV adventure that's every bit as great as his underwater music from the 70s! The style is very jazzy, and heavy on vibes and woodwinds – sounds that really showcase the best sound of the growing Australian ... (Soundtracks, Jazz)read moreCD
An incredible record from the great Sven Libaek – a soundtrack for a land-based TV adventure that's every bit as great as his underwater music from the 70s! The style is very jazzy, and heavy on vibes and woodwinds – sounds that really showcase the best sound of the growing Australian ... (Soundtracks, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An Australian sexploitation soundtrack, but one with all the best European elements of the time – thanks to genius work from the continent-hopping Sven Libaek! Sven's got styles here that recall Italian mod, Brit sound library, and dreamy French film scores – including jazzy vocals, ... (Soundtracks, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bassist Make Lievonen played on a huge number of important jazz and fusion sessions on the Finnish scene of the 70s – but this album's his one and only date as a leader – a set that has all of his contemporaries giving back strongly, as they bring their tremendous talents to play on the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most hard-edged albums we've ever heard from pianist Kirk Lightsey – thanks to the presence of Jerry Gonzalez on congas, which really adds a nice extra bite to the record! The whole lineup is great – and includes Santi Debriano on bass and Eddie Gladden on drums – but ... read moreCD
A free jazz orchestra – on a par with some of the most ambitious recordings of this type from the US and UK scenes – but featuring some lesser-known players from the Italian scene of the time! The first half of the set features "Collective Suite" – a huge rising of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Unheard sounds from the great Abbey Lincoln – a live performance recorded in 1980, at a time when the singer was really hitting a new sort of life in her music! Abbey's always been way more than just another jazz vocalist – and, like Nina Simone, often works in a territory that's a ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreCD
One of Abbey Lincoln's earliest albums – an all star session recorded with backing by Kenny Dorham, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Max Roach! Abbey's still pretty straight at this point – singing a variety of wispy love songs and emotional tunes – but she's also ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreCD
Two killer albums from Swedish pianist/arranger/composer Nils Lindberg – back to back on a single CD! The first set is the legendary Sax Appeal record – a fantastic set of Swedish modern jazz from the start of the 60s – a group organized by pianist Nils Lindberg, who also did the ... read moreCD
Nice work by this Swedish flautist – recorded in a real CTI mode, with backing by electric piano, fender bass, and odd percussion instruments. The sound varies between cuts, as some of the band drops out, then comes back in to fill up the sound, but the whole thing is a great electric "s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Swedish pressing. Cover has a bubble in the gloss along the spine.)
One of the funkiest records ever cut by this Swedish flute player. Some of Lindh's other records are a bit sleepy, but this one's got a nice percussive groove, and a good choppy reed sound on the flute solos. Nice stuff, and with the tracks "Stephan's Cake Walk", "Jayson's Boogie ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Jacob Lindsay, Scott R Looney & Gino Robair —
Yellowcake ... CD Rastascan, 2006. Used ...
You might imagine that a set titled "Finnish Design" might be all cold and modern – but the sound here is anything but – and instead comes across in a really warm blend of creative percussion, unusual rhythms, and some especially great work on horns! The set was put together ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Charles Lloyd —
Geeta ... LP A&M, 1973. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
Very spiritual stuff, as Lloyd continues his trippy progression into the 70s – stepping off of styles and themes initially expressed on his 60s albums, and working them into a sound that's even more compelling to the FM underground crowd! The work here borrows heavily from Indian and eastern ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A Blue Note debut from legendary reedman Charles Lloyd – who definitely wants to bring something new to his work on the label! The set features his Marvels combo – a quintet that features very prominent work from guitarist Bill Frisell, whose edgey tones here make for a very different ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A bit of ballads, but probably a bit more blues too – given that Joe Locke's approach here is mighty darn soulful, and really keeps things moving nicely – even during mellow moments! Locke bills the album as dedicated to folks who've worked a hard day, and need to slow down in the ... read moreCD
Joe Locke's on sticks – the mallets of his vibes – and the strings here are handled by Jonathon Kreisberg, who plays both electric and acoustic guitar on the set! The pair get rhythm support from Jay Anderson on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums – both musicians who match the ... read moreCD
Pete Lockett's Network Of Sparks with Bill Bruford —
One ... CD Summerfold (UK), 2000. Used ...
(Out of print, artwork is wrinkled from some light water damage.)
Didier Lockwood —
Apesantar ... CD Fremeaux & Associates (France), 2016. New Copy ...
One of the most experimental albums we've ever heard from Didier Lockwood – a set that goes far beyond his more familiar jazz violin, to a heady, spacious style that really fits the image on the cover! There's certainly a bit of Didier's main instrument on the record, but he also plays ... read moreCD
Wilbert Longmire —
Revolution ... LP World Pacific, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
An excellent album from funky guitarist Wilbert Longmire – probably his best, in our opinion! The album was recorded in LA with some very hip arrangements from Joe Sample – at the head of a largeish soul jazz group that includes usual suspects from the LA scene, like Paul Humphrey, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Jeff Lorber group makes a move into R&B with a few tracks on this set – adding in vocals to their core sweet fusion approach, but in a style that totally makes sense! Lorber's always had a great way with a soulful tune – working with both electric and acoustic keys in a style ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has price sticker remnants.)
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet —
LAGQ ... CD Sony, 1998. Used ...
A strong outing from the Joe Lovano nonet – recorded live at the Village Vanguard, with the feel of other classic work recorded in the legendary club! The album's stepped in traditions of large group work of the 50s and 60s – albums by artists like Tadd Dameron, Dizzy Gillespie, and ... read moreCD
A really wonderful pairing of trumpeter Dave Douglas and tenorist Joe Lovano – working together here on some of the most adventurous material that either player has cut in years! The music is balanced evenly between a sense of rhythm and sense of freedom – with a vibe that's similar ... read moreCD
One of the few albums cut as a leader by trumpeter Henry Lowther – a great player on the British scene of the end of the 60s, but one who mostly labored in the service of other groups at the time! Lowther emerges here as an extremely visionary leader – one with a scope of expression ... read moreCD
A very nice set of Japanese fusion tracks cut by guitarist Reggie Lucas, with nice electric backing by Hubert Eaves on keyboard, Michael Henderson on bass, and other acoustic players like Mtume, John Stubblefield, and Clifford Adams. The set was recorded by East Wind in Japan, and the best cuts on ... read moreCD
Maria Teresa Luciani —
Free Jazz ... LP Cinedelic (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)...
A avant jazz set, but one with a very unusual source – as the music was originally recorded for a very short-run sound library release in the 70s! As with most of those records, the players aren't named – although we can say that Gino Marinacci is in the group on flute – and the ... (Sound Library, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 600 copies, and sleeve has a unique splash colored cover! Includes download!)
The trio's led by drummer Jaska Lukkarinen, but the player here who really grabs us is tenorist Jussi Kannaste – whose rich, soulful style really makes the record shine! In truth, the whole combo is great – bassist Antti Lotjonen has these round, bold lines that always hint at funk, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Riccardo Luppi/Stefano Battaglia/Paolino Dalla Por —
Mnemosine ... CD Black Saint (Italy), 2000. Used ...
A quirky little record from Italian pianist Lelio Luttazzi – a jazz artist at the core, but really stretching out here for this rare sound library session from 1971! The set's got Luttazzi painting in many modes of sound – sometimes upbeat and mod, sometimes a bit spare and ... (Sound Library, Jazz)read moreCD
A quirky little record from Italian pianist Lelio Luttazzi – a jazz artist at the core, but really stretching out here for this rare sound library session from 1971! The set's got Luttazzi painting in many modes of sound – sometimes upbeat and mod, sometimes a bit spare and ... (Sound Library, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stone classic from Bobby Lyle – and a record that really has him stepping out strongly, both as a keyboardist and a singer! Bobby's strength at this point is undeniable – and he's got a perfect sense of balance that rivals contemporaries like Roy Ayers or Webster Lewis – both ... read moreCD
Jimmy Lyons —
Push Pull ... CD Hat Hut/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1979. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ...
Alto saxophonist Jimmy Lyons had a legendary run of performances on record with Cecil Taylor – but he sounds equally amazing here as a leader – given the space to really stretch out in a 3LP set that brings together a landmark live performance from 1978! Lyons works here with some ... read moreCD
The fourth volume in this seminal series from the mid 70s – one that did a great job of documenting some of the formative underground playing that was happening in the New York loft scene, almost more creative work than in previous generations, thanks to a lack of commercial venues, and hence ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredible sounds from the Swedish scene of the early 60s – a 10" album from trombonist Lars Lystedt, whose combo features work from pianist Berndt Egerbladh, who then takes over as a leader on side two! Side one is a stone cooker – tight grooves that are in the best Scandinavian ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Johnny Lytle —
Loop ... LP Tuba, 1966. New Copy (reissue)...
The cover bills this one as "the in sound of vibes and organ" – and it's totally right, because you can't get more "in" than the grooves Johnny lays down on the set! The tunes are short, tight, and very soulful – a wonderful blend of vibes, Hammond organ, and conga ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Killer set that combines both of Johnny's rare albums cut for the tiny Tuba label in the mid 60s! The records both have a great funky vibes sound, with lots of tight drumming, and soulful bubbling organ grooves. These are very sought after in their original pressings, and both LPs usually fetch ... read moreCD
One of the rarest early albums by Johnny Lytle – and a very tasty set of tracks that has a slightly different kick than usual. Johnny's regular trio with Milt Harris on organ and Peppy Hinant on drums is joined by Steve Cooper on bass and Ray Barretto on congas – which gives the tracks ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album