A wonderful soundtrack project from keyboardist Martin Kratochvil and the Jazz Q combo – a cool blend of spacey electronics and mellow fusion grooves – all with a vibe that's a nice change from some of the more famous electronic soundtracks of the time! There's a tuneful quality to ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Karel Krautgartner —
KK2 ... LP Supraphon (Czechoslovakia), 1965. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
A stunning set from 60s Prague – a hard-swinging big band session with plenty of modern touches, and a nice little groove at the bottom! The album's got the non-traditional feel of the best work from the time by Gustav Brom – playfully mixing hard rhythms, soaring ensemble passages, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(A nice copy, save for some very light wear in the corners of the cover.)
A hell of a book, and way more than just a price guide – a publication that's now out of print, but which is still a key resource, even in the world of the internet! Author Jeff Kreiter compiles a huge amount of information on group soul records here – and a fair bit of other R&B ... (Books) read moreBook
(Please note that there is a small price sticker on the cover.)
Sweet soulful fusion from guitarist Volker Kriegel – a player who's definitely tighter here than in his more psychedelic days – but who still has a wonderful sense of sound, space, and timing! The record features some great tones from Volker – sliding along with this slight ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Kris had been around Nashville for a while as a songwriter, but it wasn't until 1970 that people managed to get him to make a record of his own versions of his songs. Country with a touch of Leonard Cohen, Dylan, etc. With "Me & Bobby McGee", and "Sunday Mornin Comin Down". (Folk/Country) CD
An incredible document of the underground Australian rock scene! Noise In My Head is a pretty epic tome, and what's especially great about it, is that it's NOT a nostalgic look back at punk and post punk era bands, but a deep look at a vital, current post-millenium scene! Written by Jimi Kritzler ... (Books) read moreBook
Incredible early work from vocalist Karin Krog – a mid 60s session, but one that already shows that she was thinking farther than most other singers of the time! The timings on the tunes are quite unusual – a bit like those used by Sheila Jordan in the 60s, but often even more ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Magnificent work from European jazz vocalist Karin Krog – a landmark album that shows why she sings like no other singer! On this 1974 session, Karin moves far beyond the standard jazz of her roots – into territory that's spacey, cosmic, and filled with the best influences bubbling ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
The icy voice of Norwegian singer Karin Krog is a perfect match for Dexter's deep soulful saxophone, and the two of them perform wonderfully together in this rare set of tracks recorded in 1970 with Kenny Drew on piano and Niel Henning Orsted-Peterson on bass. Krog has always been tremendously ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A really powerful collaboration between vocalist Karin Krog and reedman John Surman – partners for years, both musical and personal – and a team we can always count on for continually amazing sounds! The record shares some of the atmospherics of earlier Krog/Surman collaborations, but ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Karin Krog & Morten Gunnar Larsen —
In A Rag Bag ... CD Meantime (Norway), 2012. New Copy ...
Karin Krog really lives up to the title here – working with pianist Morten Gunnar Larsen in a set of tracks that hearken back to the earliest days of jazz – and which definitely open up some ring new territory for the singer! Krog's a vocalist that we've come to associate with some of ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Karin Krog with John Surman —
Freestyle ... CD Odin (Norway), 1986. New Copy ...
Vocals, reeds, and some compelling percussion and electronics too – all served up by the groundbreaking team of Karin Krog and John Surman! Both artists alone are well-known for their creative power – Krog for vocal jazz material that has really pushed the boundaries, and Surman for a ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Karin Krog with John Surman —
Freestyle ... LP Odin (Norway), 1986. Very Good ...
Vocals, reeds, and some compelling percussion and electronics too – all served up by the groundbreaking team of Karin Krog and John Surman! Both artists alone are well-known for their creative power – Krog for vocal jazz material that has really pushed the boundaries, and Surman for a ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kronomorfic (David Borgo & Paul Pellegrin) —
Entangled ... CD OA2, 2014. Used ...
Gene Krupa and Gerry Mulligan – hardly a pairing that we would have thought of – but one that works surprisingly well here, and which showcases Mulligan's increasing fascination for larger group settings! The album features Gene on drums with a set of players that include Kai Winding, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A pretty darn great album – with a wonderful mix of JATP swing and strong-handed drumming by the leaders. The material was mostly recorded at a Jazz At The Philharmonic show at Carnegie Hall in 1952, and although the main focus appears to be Krupa and Rich's drum work, there's actually some ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful meeting of two of the biggest 50s talents on the drums – and a session that's great not only for the expected firey percussion, but also for the horn work by other members on the set! Given the "drum battle" style of the record, the tracks are long and very open – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Nice, tight, simple, and swinging! All players are hitting a good later stride here, set in unrestricted small group company on the occasion of the film release of the Benny Goodman story. Verve was able to get the players to go past the stock stuff they did for the film, and recreate some of the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing with deep groove and trumpeter logo.)
Nice bit of funky fusion from these 2 German brothers. Rolf plays electric clarinet on this session, and it sounds nice and sharp next to his brother's organ and alto solos. Volker Kreigel's playing guitar, and at this point, he's still playing with a lot of tightness, and less of the rock-like ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a few creases, bubbles in the gloss, and a peeled spot from sticker removal.)
A great lost chapter in the career of German reedman Rolf Kuhn – an artist we mostly know for his jazz recordings, but who also did some really great soundtrack material at the start of the 70s! The package here features tracks from the film Perrak, plus key instrumentals from other Kuhn ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest, grooviest albums we've ever heard from German reedman Rolf Kuhn – a set that not only features a fair bit of tunes penned by Horace Silver – but one that also includes lots of sweet Hammond from the great Ingfried Hoffmann! You might know Hoffman from his excellent ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the coolest, grooviest albums we've ever heard from German reedman Rolf Kuhn – a set that not only features a fair bit of tunes penned by Horace Silver – but one that also includes lots of sweet Hammond from the great Ingfried Hoffmann! You might know Hoffman from his excellent ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really full, fantastic set from the great Rolf Kuhn – a late 70s session that has him working with a pretty large group overall, but in a tight fusion mode that's got lots of sharp edges! The work's not nearly as jamming as you might expect from the title – and Kuhn allows plenty of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A hip jazz treasure from early 60s Germany – and an album that's noteworthy not just for the two players featured in the lead, but also for pianist Horst Jankowski – who's much groovier here than on his easy listening work! Horst demonstrates some great jazz chops – and a strong ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful solo set from Steve Kuhn – recorded in the mid 70s, with an even more careful, thoughtful tone than some of his other albums of the decade! Steve's piano is captured in a warmly intimate setting – somewhat echoey at points, and spinning out with these captivating lines and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Steve Kuhn —
Steve Kuhn ... LP Buddah/Ascensionale (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)...
An incredibly inventive album from pianist Steve Kuhn – one that takes his earlier modern style, and fuses it with a warmer sort mode for the 70s! The approach is quite unique – in that Kuhn's core trio style is augmented both by additional percussion from Airto, plus occasional string ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A set recorded a few years after the big German prog heyday of the 70s – but a set that would be right at home with all the best classics from the time! Keyboardist Hardy Kukuk handles a huge host of keyboards – micro moog, Roland, and Yamaha keys – all in these long-flowing ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500! Comes with original textured cover, and bonus insert too!)
Brilliant work from a guy who gets our vote as one of the best young saxophone talents working today! Jonas Kullhammar's a hell of a great player – one who can be free one minute, focused the next – always working with a long-range creative vision in his solos – of the sort we ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A hell of a record from saxophonist Jonas Kullhammar – a batch of work that was originally done for the film Gentlemen, but a set that you'll be listening to long after the film has faded from the screens! The set may well be one of Jonas' most traditional jazz records – a set that ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible step forward for reedman Jonas Kullhammar – an album that's put together as a summation of his feelings after taking a brief break from the recording business – but which also stands as one of his greatest moments to date! We've always loved Jonas' music, but there's a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Amplified saxophone genius from Kullrusk – a tremendous record that draws on a jazz legacy stretching back to Eddie Harris, John Klemmer, and Gil Melle, but one with a bold voice all its own! Reed leaders Jonas Kullhammar and Per Rusktrask Johansson play amplified alto, tenor, and clarinets ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very hip stuff – an ESP album of political poetry and other calls to action – delivered with the kind of wit you'd expect from Tuli Kupferberg! Tracks include "Howard Johnson's Army", "The Sap Glove", "Auto Da Fe", "Pubol", "The Art ... (Comedy/Spoken) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rising sun from the Jose James side of the universe – trumpeter Takuya Kuroda, stepping out here in a wonderful debut for Blue Note! You've heard Kuroda play with Jose James over the years, but he comes up with a rich new groove here on his own – a mostly-instrumental mode that has ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Takuya Kuroda —
Rising Son ... LP Blue Note, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
A rising sun from the Jose James side of the universe – trumpeter Takuya Kuroda, stepping out here in a wonderful debut for Blue Note! You've heard Kuroda play with Jose James over the years, but he comes up with a rich new groove here on his own – a mostly-instrumental mode that has ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Smoking hot rod grooves – put together by studio maestro Bruce Johnston in the years before he became a bigger Beach Boy! The set's one of many groovy surf/car sets that Johnston cut during this mid 60s stretch – although it's more obscure than most, given its release on Smash Records ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nothing mechanical here, as the sound is rich and warm – the most so we've ever heard from Ola Kvernberg, who plays a host of compelling instruments here – including viola, prepared piano, cello, atuoharp, and theremin! The record has a fair bit of additional strings – used ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Christian Kyhl & Peter Friis Nielsen —
Ping Pong ... CD AV Art (Denmark), 1999. Used 2 CDs ...
(Out of print.)
Kyoto Jazz Sextet (Kyoto Jazz Massive) —
Mission ... CD Blue Note (Japan), 2015. New Copy ...
Kyoto Jazz Massive is on a soulful mission this time around – stepping out on Blue Note with a wonderful tribute to the rich legacy of the label! The music is directed by Shuya Okino, and played by a super-sharp quintet who really recall the genius of Blue Note in the 60s – especially ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A really strong hip hop producer/MC duo project pairing L'Orange and Jeremiah Jae – all the more impressive knowing that Jae is solid producer himself, but puts that aside to focus solely on rhymes here! Organized as 5-part narrative, it's flavored by crackling cinematic soul beatcraft and ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
The one and only album by Mali's Sidi Yassa De Kayes – a beautiful group who really transcend any easy labels or genre conventions! The style here is almost more personal than some of the other large ensembles in Mali at the time – as the feel is pretty raw and up-close throughout, ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
A contemporary combo, but one who hit the style of classic sound library funk right on the money – with a killer approach that makes the album bristle like a vintage set all the way through! And trust us on this – these guys aren't "retro" or going for some sort of easy 60s ... (Sound Library) read moreCD
Tracks include "Kings Of The West Coast", "Dream Team Is In The House", "Nursery Rhymes", "You're Just Too young", "Hollywood Boulevard", "And The Orchestra Plays", "Rockberry Jam", and "Calling On The Dream Team". (Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
La Dusseldorf —
Viva ... LP Strand (Germany), 1978. Very Good+ ...
A bit of a shift for La Dusseldorf, but a good one too – and a record that has the group reaching even more towards some of the punkish directions initially inspired by their music! The sound's less stretched-out than before – shorter tunes, often with a bit more force, especially on ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has small discolored spots.)
Funky fusion with a bit of a studio feel – played by the LA Express, a combo best known for their work with Tom Scott – stepping out here strongly on their own! Even without Scott's sax in the lead, the sound here is still pretty darn sharp – and the lineup features Robben Ford ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful work from this really unique west coast combo of the 70s – a quartet that draws plenty from key contributions of each of its members – but which also has a very special sound in the acoustic guitar of Laurindo Almeida! Almeida's a player who'd already been working in LA for ... (Jazz) read moreCD