Excellent funky 45 material by this legendary combo from the early 70s! "K-Jee" is a nice uptempo groover, and went onto become one of the more enduring tracks from the Nite-Liters/New Birth combo. (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
The fourth in the MPS reissue series of long unreleased late 60s recordings from the home of producer/engineer Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer finds Oscar Peterson in a glorious solo piano mode! All of the recordings in the series were from very relaxed, loose sessions that were some of Peterson's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Very funky blues from Albert King! "Cold Feet" has a great jagged funky groove – stop/start mode, almost in a "Tramp" style – and with some mumbled lyrics by Albert, and lots of raw guitar, made famous on the Brainfreeze mix! "Sure Drive" is a bit more ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Fantastic stuff! Both tracks are slammin' instrumental groovers with an amazing organ/tenor sound. They're both lifted from Cozy's rare first record, but that one's totally tough to find, and these are 2 of the best tracks on it. Watch for some great crazy echo effects on "Moon Ray"! (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
Bold work from tenorist Bob Mintzer – recorded in the mix of acoustic and electric styles that resonated best on Owl Records sessions like this in the 80s – a sense of freedom and free space, but not one that's as prone to sliding off the groove as records on ECM. Mintzer's got a sound ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A beautiful set of duets between Evans and Lacy, and one of the most haunting records either of them made during the 80's! The feeling is extremely intimate, and the players have a warmth that's often missing from their other works. Evan's plays especially beautifully, and uses both acoustic and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A huge amount of early material by Cannonball Adderley – 3 full albums for Mercury Records, plus live material from a variety of different settings! First in the set is the album Sophisticated Swing, a record that swings all the way – and it features a young Cannon blowing hard with a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A really soulful groover from the glory days of the Soul Note scene – a killer set that crackles with the kind of energy of some of the best 70s sides on Muse – like work by Woody Shaw or Kenny Barron! Pianist Michael Cochrane leads a hip quintet with Tom Harrell on trumpet and Bob ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Steve Baczkowski, Chris Corsano & Paul Flaherty —
Dim Bulb ... CD Wet Paint, 2005. Used ...
Dinosaur Jr —
Dinosaur ... CD Homestead/Dutch East India Trading, 1985. Used (reissue)...
The mid 80s classic from Dinosaur – recorded before they had to add the Jr. to the name, thanks to another Dinosaur lumbering around out there somewhere – a messy, but still quite killer mix of post punk squal, looser, more adventurous bits of wierdness, and proudly flaunted classic ... (Rock) read moreCD
Oscar Peterson with Singers Unlimited —
In Tune ... CD MPS/Verve, 1971. Used ...
One of the first albums cut by the fab Singers Unlimited – and the set that has them backed by the Oscar Peterson Trio! The Singers always mixed well with guest jazz talents – and the style of this albums gives their sweet harmonies a nice jazz-based groove and not too much cheese on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sonny Stitt plus the early genius of Quincy Jones – a really great combination that makes for a standout session on Roost! As you might guess with Quincy handling the arrangements, the group here is bigger than usual for Stitt – especially given that the bulk of his Roost sessions were ... (Jazz) read moreCD
There's definitely an art to the way that Bennie Wallace handles the saxophone – a style that's schooled in all the best references from the old days, but cast in some fresher, sharper tones as well! It's clear that Bennie's got plenty of love for Coleman Hawkins in his tenor, but also ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Carol Sloane's always been a sophisticated lady in the way she approaches jazz vocals – but this set takes things even further, by giving the singer a set of classic Ellington tunes to work with! The approach is great – way different than usual bigger group Ellington vocal records, as ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A wonderfully mature album from Frank Sinatra – a set that has him coming to terms with his time in life, and expressing things with a beautiful quality that almost sets a whole new standard for his work! And in a way, the aesthetic here is almost that which would be picked up by a host of ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Way more than just the promised tribute to Charlie Parker – and the group features Johnny Griffin on tenor, Jackie McLean on alto, Cecil Payne on baritone, Duke Jordan on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums – all directed by Don Sickler! (Jazz) CD
Despite the colonialist overtones of the project – sort of the African equivalent to Porgy & Bess, at least in terms of authenticity – this groundbreaking musical was actually a crucial moment in the development of South African jazz. It's unfortunate that the package doesn't list ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A chilling soundtrack for one of the last great Irwin Allen disaster films of the 70s – The Swarm, the story of a bunch of bees that go crazy! The score was penned by Jerry Goldsmith, whose talent for creating off-beat string passages makes for some great "bee-like" moments in this ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fab set of James Bond tunes – performed by Brit easy maestro Roland Shaw, in a style that's arguably groovier than the original soundtracks themselves! There's some nice instrumental touches on a few of these that push the mood of the set in a good way – and Shaw's also chosen a lot ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album