One of the most unusual "best of" collections you'll ever own – given that it features material pulled together from seven different albums by Ben LaMar Gay – none of which were ever released! The package is more of a debut than anything else – and a hell of a musical ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Fantastic work from Johnny Clarke – one of the younger Jamaican vocalists to emerge in the 70s – given that he started recording at a time when the music had already crossed the Atlantic and was making some big global waves – leaving it to singers like Johnny to bring the whole ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Nuf Said —
Rise ... CD Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ...
A fantastic mix of deep soul and funky jazz – but served up with a vibe that's completely contemporary, and which definitely gives these guys a sound that's all their own, right from the start! Iona Vintu is the singer, and she's got this tremendous voice – richly expressive, but never ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Shaun Martin —
Focus ... CD Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ...
Beautifully soulful work from pianist Shaun Martin – a player who can mix both lyrical sense of flow and strong attack on the keys – all within the confines of a well-balanced trio that grooves strongly at all three corners of the triangle! Shaun's wonderfully deft on the keys – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Fantastic work from Eddie Palmieri – sounding here as if he hasn't changed a thing since the 70s! With most artists, that would be a critique – but given that during the 70s, Eddie was constantly ablaze with creative activity, and always pushing his boundaries – we mean that ... (Latin) read moreCD
Really great work from this up-and-coming combo – a group who seems like they can spin together neo soul and hip hop better than most of the rest – and who also make great use of some live jazzy instrumentation as well! The set compiles live performances done around the midwest in ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Genius work from Jay Phelps – a jazz trumpeter, but also a soulful singer – yet working here in a mode that's a completely fresh fusion of both of his talents! There's a crispness to the record right from the very first note – like you've just stepped into a cool club from a back ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A trio of fantastic albums from Christian Scott – all packaged together! First up is Ruler Rebel – a fantastic step forward for trumpeter Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah – an artist who takes on a new name with this recording, and a vibrant new sound as well! Scott still plays ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The genius of Eddie Palmieri never seems to dim at all as the years go on – and, if anything, the genius only seems to flower even more – finding new ways of expression that maybe even blow away some of Eddie's classic work from the 60s and 70s! This set is amazing – a ... (Latin) read moreCD
One of our favorite-ever Miles Davis albums – and a groundbreaking soundtrack that forever changed the way that jazz music was used in film! According to legend, the sounds here were recorded by Miles on a hot Paris night – late in the studio, after a live performance – in a very ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A fantastic set from the London scene – really powerful sounds from a group who are heavy on percussion, but also do plenty with their horns! The group features strong tenor from Shabaka Hutchings, who also wrote all the tracks here – but they've also got a very heavy bottom sound, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Minnie Riperton's first album for Epic – and the record that broke her from a hip Chicago underground artist into one of the seventies' biggest female soul stars! The record moves past the baroque soul of Minnie's early years with Rotary Connection and Charles Stepney – and hits a mix ... (Soul) read moreCD
That's not Santa, as in Santa Claus – but a nickname for Santiago Salas, who works here in a very cool, jazzy mode! The album's got plenty of Latin roots, mixed with hipper 70s touches that include some key electric elements as well – all served up in a sparkling groove that's mighty ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Reinhold Molitor —
Reinhold ... CD Zave/Vam (Mexico), Late 60s. New Copy ...
A late 60s Mexican set – but one that has the rootsy, folksy feel of a set from the American underground of the early 60s! Reinhold sings in English throughout, with mostly his own acoustic guitar for backing – yet the music ends up with a trippy feel that really matches the cover ... (Rock) read moreCD
Peruvian psych folk from El Polen! This their early 70s album served as the soundtrack for a film of the same name that we know nothing about, but the music is really great! Chiming, largely acoustic instrumentation acoustic and twelve-string rhythm guitar, mandolin, cello, violin, drums, bongos, ... (Rock) read moreCD
(Limited to 400 hand-numbered copies. Comes in slim sleeve with a reproduced concert ticket and show poster, plus a group photo.)
Suburban LA psychedelia from the dawn of the 70s – the rare self-titled album from The Human Zoo! The Human Zoo started out as The Circus, eventually cutting this underappreciated album for Accent Records. Even in a freewheeling, anything goes era of Cali rock, The Human Zoo have a pretty ... (Rock) read moreCD
A great self-titled set from Toncho Pilatos – the early 70s Mexican group's wild first album, cut for Polydor! The group has familiar influences, but they put those pieces together in a unique way, with a sound that's really something else! The vocals are echoey and tripped out, with raw ... (Rock) read moreCD
Heavy grooving psych from late 60s/early 70s UK combo Infinity – with loads of Hammond organ grooves and gritty rhythms! The swirling organ sound really sets the group apart from post psych peers on both sides of the Atlantic – often out front in the sound, although the guitars are ... (Rock) read moreCD
A really jazzy prog rock effort from early 70s German combo Brainstorm – a complex, hardgrooving mix of charged instrumental interplay! The group really brings more of a jazzy depth to the material, but it's all a lot of fun – heavy drums that are totally killer, with organ, flute and ... (Rock) read moreCD
Kaleidoscope ... CD Orfeon/La Ciruela Electrica (Mexico), 1969. New Copy ...
Not the US group Kaleidoscope, but a Mexican one – very fuzzy and tripped out, with English language lyrics all the way through! The production is nice and muddy – in just that right psyche way to make the vocals lay on top of the guitars lay on top of the basslines – which gives ... (Rock) read moreCD
A legendary bit of psychedelia from the Mexican scene of the 60s – the only album ever cut by Bodo Molitor, a singer with a range of American influences! Part of the record is definitely as wild as you might expect from the cover, but other parts are more focused and groovy – almost a ... (Rock) read moreCD
A trio of Mexican rock acts from the start of the 70s – all brought together in one very groovy compilation! The set begins with work from Los Papos – a Guadalajara group with a very heavy sort of sound – one that features plenty of fuzzy guitars that are often mixed with organ ... (Rock) read moreCD
One of the grooviest Mexican groups of the 60s – a combo who mix together beat, garage, and psychedelic sounds with a really wonderful feel – much more like some of the Argentine and Peruvian combos who've been getting more exposure these days! There's definitely an American rock ... (Rock) read moreCD
Given the title of this one, the group is hardly a "pop music" team – and comes off with a much nastier sound overall! The album's not exactly the punkish affair that you might expect, but it is a very oddball assortment of tunes – somewhat psyche-ish, but also with some ... (Rock) read moreCD
An overview of some of the hippest Mexican rock of the early 70s – put together as a tribute to the country's first rock festival in 1971! Most of the work here is pretty hard edged – tunes with very tight guitars and a slightly bluesy undercurrent – kind of a Mexican equivalent ... (Rock) read moreCD
Heavy Mexican rock from Nahuatl – a power trio with a really sinister-sounding vocalist! There's echoes of Black Sabbath and Deep Purple in the group's music here – especially on the tunes that are full-on and fuzzy. A few numbers are a bit more introspective – almost that Led ... (Rock) read moreCD
Hardly the hippies you might expect from the title, as Los Ovnis were a tight late 60s combo on the Mexican scene – partly psychedelic, but never too tripped out or sloppy! The group apparently had a playful, powerful presence at the time – and you can definitely feel that in their ... (Rock) read moreCD
The one and only album from T2 – an incredible British group with a sound that should have been huge! Like some of the best of their generation, T2 is a trio – featuring some heavy guitars from Keith Cross, vocals by Peter Dunton, and rumbling bass from Bernard Jinks – all ... (Rock) read moreCD
49th Parallel —
49th Parallel ... CD Pacemaker Entertainment/Lion (Canada), 1969. New Copy ...
Lost pop psychedelia from the Canadian scene – with groovy arrangements that recall Nilsson, Donovan and the sunshine glory of the Association – plus some of the more driving efforts of groups like Love! Most of the tunes are as catchy as all get out – with swirling organs, ... (Rock) read moreCD
A wonderfully expanded reissue of this South American rock treasure from the early 70s – key recordings by Eduardo Mateo, easily one of the most enigmatic musicians to ever record on the Uruguay scene! Although once a member of some harder-edged rock acts in the 60s, Mateo is surprisingly ... (Rock) read moreCD
40 years later, The Eyes have finally arrived – given their full due in a beautifully done set that offers up their few released singles, lots of demos, and an album's worth of work done under the name of The Pupils! And why it's taken this long is a real mystery to us, because the work here ... (Rock) read moreCD
A fantastic set of sweet electric jazz from the 70s – featuring a group comprised of winners from the Downbeat Magazine poll in 1976! The material was recorded as part of a live radio broadcast, and features an announcer from time to time – calling attention to individual members who ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Stunning sounds from the team of Serge Gainsbourg and Michel Colombier – and maybe the most perfect example of why Gainsbourg soundtracks can be so great! Le Pacha is a wonderful blend of trippy touches and more subtle jazzy moments, plus bits of electric sitar and bassy funk – ... (French) read moreCD
One of our favorite records of all time – a landmark piece of 60s pop that we'd easily rank with the best work by Brian Wilson, Millennium, Gary Usher, Van Dyke Parks, or any of those other California sunny-eyed hipsters! The style is sweet A&M Records vocal pop – with an emphasis ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Paul Page & His Paradise Music —
Pacific Paradise ... CD Subliminal Sounds (Sweden), 1940s/1950s. New Copy ...
A fantastic tribute to the enigmatic Paul Page – an exotic music genius from the west coast scene of the postwar years – but one who never reached the fame of bigger names like Martin Denny, Arthur Lyman, or Webley Edwards! Page spent his later years in Hawaii, and right from the start ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
Really great live work from the always-enigmatic Carla Bley – a set of tracks from one of her great ensembles of the 70s, and one that shows that her brilliance as a leader worked equally well in a spontaneous setting as it did in the studio! The tracks are long, magnificent, and full of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A really fantastic little package – one that presents a key look at the farther reaches of Mississippi in the 60s, 70s, and 80s – served up in rare photographs, essays, readings, films, and a great batch of music all collected by William Ferris! Starting in the mid 60s, Ferris sought ... (Blues) read moreCD
Rare recordings from the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique in the French Caribbean – rare Afro Latin grooves from the mid 60s to the mid 70s – a fantastic compilation from the global groove compilation heroes at Soundway! The material generally has the thumping drum & ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Daniel Carter/William Parker/Matthew Shipp —
Seraphic Light ... CD Aum Fidelity, 2018. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
Reedman Daniel Carter's in some great company here – a trio that features the bass of William Parker and piano of Matthew Shipp – both bold musical partners that really give the album a lot of depth! Shipp is especially great, and at times really seems to dominate the proceedings with ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Elvin Jones —
Mr Jones ... CD Blue Note (Japan), 1969/1972. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
A overlooked gem in Elvin Jones' Blue Note career – and an album that's virtually the blueprint for the Stone Alliance sound forged later in the decade by bassist Gene Perla and reedman Steve Grossman! Both players are working to full effect on this smoking little set – mixing some of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Brilliant work as a leader from McCoy Tyner – and easily one of his most righteous albums ever – a true batch of spiritual gems that really takes the John Coltrane legacy one step further! Most numbers build with a modal vibe that's more Impulse Records than Blue Note – and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
There's a great sense of warmth to this album from The Super Trio – one that really seems to come from the bass work of Ron Carter, which is so upfront and present in the recording, it's got us remembering all over again why we love his music so much! Massimo Farao is on piano, and balances ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An insane bit of fuzzed-out funk! This is Parliament's rare first album – a trippy batch of tunes that come off of Clinton's experimentation in the Detroit soul scene, infused by the rock-heavy energy of the city at the time – and probably a heck of a lot of cannabis, too! The record ... (Soul) read moreCD
DAMN!, indeed – Kendrick has yet to take even a small step down from the creative peak he's been riding for years – and takes another daring step forward with this strong, strident, no-mess-taking classic in the making! The surprise-announced DAMN! finds him taking on timely concerns ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
(Hand-numbered limited edition collectors edition – with the tracks in reverse order!)
A mindblowing performance from legendary reedman Ornette Coleman – captured here completely on fire, and working with his groundbreaking trio that featured David Izenzon on bass and Charles Moffett on drums! This material was recorded by Danish Radio a few days before the performances that ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A fantastic live set from a crucial time in the career of Ornette Coleman – that mid 60s moment when he'd moved past the alto sax to play trumpet and violin as well – and was working with the groundbreaking trio that included Charles Moffett on drums and David Izenzon on bass! The ... (Jazz) read moreCD