Wonderful work by one of Brazil's first great arrangers of the 20th century! The set features whimsical instrumentals by the sextet of Radames Gnattali – versions of Brazilian standards, turned on their heads with some very odd instrumentation! The tunes feature harmonica, accordion, guitar ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A heady serving of work from Goblin – that once-progressive band that turned out some crucial soundtrack music for the Italian scene of the 70s and 80s! The first CD in the set highlight's the group's frequent association with director Dario Argento – a partnership that began in the ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Volo ... CD Cinevox (Italy), 1982. New Copy ...
An unusual early 80s project from Goblin – a return to their rock roots from the years before their soundtrack fame – but presented here in a style that's much more 80s overall! Vocals figure as strongly as keyboards here – sung in Italian by Mauro Lusini, but at a level that's ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Sweet KPM funk from the 70s – a set that features the legendary "Big City Suite" from David Gold, plus 20 other groovers from rare KPM sound library albums of the time! Gold's suite is really great – a hip mix of keyboards, wah wah guitar, and strings – all wrapped ... (Sound Library) read moreCD
A pair of spy spoof gems – back to back on a single CD! First up is Our Man Flint, which features excellent soundtrack work by Jerry Goldsmith – possibly his greatest ever! Jerry's usually a bit staid with some of his scores – but working here on the soundtrack to this James ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A pretty straight soundtrack – for a pretty weird little movie, one that was a late directorial effort by Ida Lupino, and which starred Hayley Mills as a bad girl in a nunnery, and Rosalind Russell as one of the nuns! Most of the tunes on the set are fairly orchestral, but the title track ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Jerry Goldsmith/Lionel Newman —
Bandolero ... CD Project 3/La La Land, 1968. New Copy ...
A way cooler soundtrack than you might expect – not only different than the usual western score of the time, but surprisingly sophisticated work for a movie that featured stars like Dean Martin, Jimmy Stewart, Raquel Welch, and George Kennedy! The music was conducted by Lionel Newman, and it' ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Early 70s space rock from Golem – epically paced, trippy, expertly done wigged out instrumental rock that was purportedly laid down by heavies from the soon-to-be legendary krautrock scene working pseudonymously after hours in the studio! The album's a bit of an enigma – a set that's ... (Rock) read moreCD
Dexter Gordon in one of his greatest settings ever – playing live in the familiar confines of the Montmartre jazz club in Copenhagen, with sublime trio backing from Kenny Drew! The tracks are long and open – that style that Dex perfected with Steeplechase Records, which provides such a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the best ever albums by Leslie Gore – full of sweet natured girl pop songcraft that's on par with her biggest hit singles – but with an underlying sadness and overall emotional depth that's underappreciated to this day! It might not be as monumental as, say Pet Sounds, but we ... (Rock) read moreCD
There's nothing mixed up about this great little record – as Lesley Gore comes across with a solid, mature approach that's quite surprising, given her teenage years at the time – a quality that makes the album a lot deeper than just the usual throwaway pop of the time! Gore's not yet ... (Rock) read moreCD
One of the latest soundtracks we've ever seen from Lallo Gori – an Italian composer we know best for some groovy work in the 60s – turning his talents here to an obscure film about a female werewolf! The music has this really cool approach – a bit of the usual horror, but often ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A trio of early 60s RCA albums from Morton Gould – all of them with a dreamy, late nite sort of mood! Beyond The Blue Horizon has Gould working in a string-heavy variant of mood music that feels more early 50s than early 60s – very lush orchestrations that have the same day-end feel as ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
The mighty Dusko Goykovich lives again – in a record that may well be one of the best we've heard in many years from the legendary trumpeter! Make no mistake, we love Dusko in all of his many settings – but there's a special sort of magic here that takes us back to the style and charm ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Not the usual sort of reggae or rocksteady you might expect from the Jamaican scene in the 60s – but instead a brilliant set of jazz work that shows the roots of so many styles to come! The work here isn't straight jazz – as in an American mode – but the group does have a sextet ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Sophisticated sounds, indeed – pulled from a time when the British sound library scene was really moving to the next level – and finding a strong identity that was all their own! There's plenty of sound library funk in the mix here, but there's also some deeper sophistication too ... (Sound Library) read moreCD
A wonderful live set from the legendary Great Jazz Trio of Ron Carter, Tony Williams, and Hank Jones – one of the group's key Japanese albums of the 70s! As the title implies, the set was recorded live at the Village Vanguard – in a setting that has the trio stretching out even more ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the most open-ended sessions ever recorded by the Great Jazz Trio of Hank Hones, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – a live set from the Village Vanguard, and one that features them really stretching out on 4 longer tracks! Jones' work on piano is an especially nice treat here – as ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The Village Vanguard seemed to be one of the greatest settings for the Great Jazz Trio of Hank Jones, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – as the venue really let them stretch out in the kind of loose, open lines that made their 70s albums so great! This set's the 3rd that the trio recorded at ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Great Jazz Trio —
Moreover ... CD East Wind/Universal (Japan), 1980. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
A slightly different lineup than usual for the Great Jazz Trio – but a great one too, and proof that the group had way more to offer than just familiar trio grooving! This time around, Eddie Gomez is on bass – making for a wonderfully full, rich sound in the rhythms – a perfect ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Although Grant Green has been getting a lot of attention lately for his heavy-duty funk work of the late 60s, it's the subtly beautiful work of the early 60's that first caught our attention years ago. From the start of his young career, Green was an amazing player who had developed a unique ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A beautiful stripped-down session that was recorded in the mid 60s, but not issued until the end of the decade, for some strange reason! Grant Green plays guitar in a laidback quartet with Herbie Hancock on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all working wonderfully ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A fantastic mid 60s album from Grant Green – but one that never got its due originally, because it was unreleased at the time – and didn't come out until a Japanese version in the late 70s! Despite that oddly long gap, Matador is truly one Grant's best ever records – a really ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A stellar album from Grant Green – very different than most of his other work for Blue Note, and a sly electric groover recorded with vibist Billy Wooten! The sound here is a bit more spacious than some of Grant's earlier albums, yet no less funky – thanks to a hip undercurrent of soul ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the great ones! Grant Green meets up with a youthful Larry Young, and the two of them are backed by Elvin Jones on drums, for a free-flowing, modally grooving set of organ/guitar cuts that are among some of the best-ever recorded for Blue Note. The album's a stunning mix of soul jazz and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A blues album, but one with a difference – thanks to some tremendous help from the legendary Johnny Otis and his young son Shuggie! Despite the fact that the leader is billed as Guitar Slim Green, Shuggie actually plays some lead guitar on the record too – adding in some cool, ... (Blues) read moreCD
One of the strongest albums ever cut by trombonist Urbie Green – a player who had a heck of a lot of talent, but who unfortunately could sometimes end up in some schmaltzy settings. Fortunately, this isn't one of them – as the group includes players like Jimmy Lyon on piano, Oscar ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Vivian Green —
Vivid ... CD Caroline, 2015. New Copy ...
Vibrant, voluminous, and yes, quite vivid modern soul from Vivian Green – her best in years! She's working here with producer Kwame Holland, and the tracks have a lean, electronic leaning vibe that work really well with her tried-and-true, emotionally resonant vocal style. It might sound ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
A long buried treasure trove of southern soul from deep deep down in the Muscle Shoals scene – gritty, beautiful, powerful work by Mary Gresham – an unjustly unknown singer who we'll put way up there with very best female funk & soul vocals of the 60s, 70s and beyond! Mary found ... (Soul) read moreCD
Johnny Griffin —
Night Lady ... CD Philips/Universal (Germany), 1964. New Copy ...
A rare European gem from Johnny Griffin – recorded in quartet formation with backing from the rhythm trio of the Clarke Boland Big Band! Johnny was working with the trio in the bigger group at the time, but he gets plenty of space to state his case here – stretching out on hard-bitten, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The Jamfs are definitely coming on this one – as Johnny Griffin opens up into some of his most badass soloing of the 70s, caught here in an open-ended European styled mode! The album really features only 2 long tracks – recorded in the Cafe Montmartre style that Dexter Gordon used most ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The first solo set from Jamaica's first lady of song, who had a storied career long before this set dropped, both at Studio One and as one half of the dynamic duo of Bob & Marcia. Pure soulful sweetness meets easy rocking niceness on this fab set of lover's rock produced by Lloyd Charmers, and ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Groove Ltd (U-Nam & Sharon Kennedy) —
First Class ... CD Skytown, 2015. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
A sweet new project from U-Nam – the contemporary guitarist whose music always takes us back to the best 70s years of players like George Benson and Eric Gale! This time around, U-Nam's united with saxophonist Shannon Kennedy – whose smooth, soulful lines really add a lot to the record ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
A stone slammer from saxophonist Steve Grossman – and a set that's served up in the same funky style as the best work by the related Stone Alliance combo! The core trio features tremendous interplay between the hard-biting tenor of Steve Grossman the funky bass of Gene Perla, and slamming ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A trad jazz legend joins the younger Fat Babies combo – in a set that really illustrates the renewed commitment to old school styles at Delmark Records! Guitarist Marty Grosz last recorded for Delmark in 1959, as a sideman for Albert Nicholas – but his strength hasn't dimmed a bit over ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A trio date with a very freewheeling feel – a style that places equal weight on the contributions from Achim Kauffmann on piano, Robert Landfermann on bass, and Christian Lillinger on drums! All instruments seem to ring out with an individual sense of path at the start of most tunes, then ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Funky soul from Virginia's great Lenis Guess – best known as the leader of the Raw Soul combo, but also a hell of a singer on his own – as well as a producer, arranger, songwriter, and label owner too! This massive package showcases all of Guess' mighty talents – and brings ... (Soul) read moreCD
A genius album from Swedish baritone giant Lars Gullin – and a set that's from a period that was much less documented on our side of the Atlantic! Gullin was one of the undisputed masters of the instrument, and his American recordings on Mercury and Prestige stand as proof to his talent ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Charlie Haden & Gonzalo Rubalcaba —
Tokyo Adagio ... CD Impulse, 2005. New Copy ...
A beautiful duo outing from bassist Charlie Haden and Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba – recorded at the Blue Note in Toyko in 2005 – finally given a much deserved release on Impulse after languishing unheard for a decade! It's a great little set, Haden laying down a stoic rhythm and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Beautiful work from Joe Haider – a lesser-known pianist on these shores, but an important force in the German scene – best remembered for some wonderful music on the Ego Records label! This set captures Joe in a very similar setting – working on both acoustic piano and Fender ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great little set from pianist Al Haig – recorded in the 60s, and showing a tremendous growth since his early years! The feel of the set is very different than the Al we knew back in the early 50s – much more lyrical and open-ended, a mixture of blue notes and bossa influences, gently ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A killer debut from Curtis Hairston – an overlooked 80s soul singer who should have made it big, given the strength of this set! The album's got a tight groove, but is never too commercial – a bit away from other Atlantic soul of the time, thanks to some solid studio help from Kae ... (Soul) read moreCD
A short but great legacy in soul music – served up here in a handful of recordings done for Atlantic Records and Warner's Loma label at the end of the 60s – most of which have never been released before! Singer Carl Hall is an artist that most people know from his work on the musical ... (Soul) read moreCD
Maybe the best work so far from trumpeter Matthew Halsall – and a wonderful continuation of the spiritual vibe he's been giving us for the past few years! Halsall's a real up-and-comer – a trumpeter with a spiritual sensibility that rivals the best players on 70s Impulse or Strata East ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The music of Matthew Halsall really opens up here – still staying in the spiritual jazz style we love from earlier records, but with an even more expansive vision overall! The album brings in some added string players to a core group that includes flute, harp, and koto alongside the usual ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Incredible modal sounds from trumpeter Matthew Halsall – one of our favorite contemporary jazz artists, and one whose vision just gets bolder and bolder with each new record! This completely sublime set has Halsall working tightly with reedman Nat Birchall – a frequent musical partner ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Tenorist Scott Hamilton has made countless great records for other labels over the decades, but he sounds especially nice in this debut for the Live At Smalls series – a setting that really lets him open up, take off, and craft some wonderfully extended solos! Hamilton's a creative talent in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
From the sound of this set, Tracy Hamlin's a singer with no limits at all – both in the sound of her music, and the joyous energy she brings to this album! The set's not Tracy's first, but it's got this bold power that makes us feel like we're discovering the singer all over again – as ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
One of our favorite albums of all time – and a record that just gets better and better the more we listen to it – and we've listened to it for years! Johnny "Hammond" Smith began his career as a simple soul jazz organist – but by the time of this album, he'd teamed up ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sweet vibes from the great Lionel Hampton – sounding different here than both his early swing years, and his later small combo modes – and working in a style that has his instrument in the lead over hip Chicago soul backings from the team at Brunswick Records! The album's got a nicely ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An excellent album of tight little instrumentals – one that features the combination of Lionel Hampton's vibes with the groovy Chicago soul production of Brunswick Records! The tracks bounce along nicely, as if they were soul instrumental 45s for Brunswick – almost more along the line ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the funkiest albums ever from jazz vibes legend Lionel Hampton – a set that not only has his lead instrument tuned towards the Chicago grooves of Brunswick Records, but which also features a bit of vocals from Hamp himself – along with singers Lee Moses and Harrison Jones! The ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Lionel Hampton —
There It Is ... CD Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ...
A great little set of instrumental tracks from Lionel Hampton – almost more soul than jazz, and set to some hipper than usual Brunswick Records arrangements – by the likes of Eugene Record, Willie Henderson, Sonny Sanders, and Hamilton Bohannon! The setting is a great showcase for Hamp' ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sublime sounds from the great Herbie Hancock – presented here in one of his amazing Japanese-only albums from the 70s! The record is a showcase for Hancock in two different modes – as Herbie plays solo acoustic piano on side one, and delivers these really haunting renditions of "Ma ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Herbie Hancock —
Directstep ... CD CBS/Sony/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy ...
A rare Japanese-only session from Herbie Hancock – very electric, and nicely funky in all the right parts! The set was recorded at the end of the 70s with amazing fidelity – and features a unique lineup that includes Webster Lewis on additional keyboards and Alphonse Mouzon on drums ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The start of funky funky Herbie Hancock! This album's the first to feature Herbie really breaking away from his straight jazz work – moving into a groove that's nice and funky, using electric piano along with acoustic, to forge the sound that he'd develop famously over the 70s. The album's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The future is now! Or at least it seemed to be back in 1983 when Herbie teamed up with Bill Laswell to record this classic album of computer-driven keyboard grooves! Whatever you might think of the music, the record was a genius move for Herbie – who was kind of flopping around in a number ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A rare one from Herbie Hancock – with a very unique sound for the time! The set was recorded in Tokyo, and only issued for the Japanese market – and it features Herbie playing solo acoustic piano, working in a very warm intimate setting that's quite different from his more electric ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Herbie Hancock —
Secrets ... CD Columbia, 1976. New Copy ...
Soulful 70s work from Herbie Hancock – a record that tightens things up from the Headhunters and Sextant sessions, but which still retains a lot of their depth and charm! Players here including some previous partners – like Bennie Maupin on reeds and Paul Jackson on bass – plus ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Herbie Hancock and his mighty Headhunters group playing live in Omaha in 1975 – in a set that may well have been the hippest thing to happen in Nebraska that year! The performance follows strongly off of Herbie's famous albums with the combo – with that perfect mix of cosmic elements ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An amazing record, from an amazing player – the mighty Rufus Harley, heard here on tenor, flute, and soprano sax – as well as bagpipes, his "trademark" instrument! Don't be put off by the bagpipes, though, because Harley plays in a righteous soul jazz groove, and uses the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Brilliant work by one of the most unusual jazz talents of the 60s! Rufus Harley's best known for his use of bagpipes in jazz music – a re-cooption of the instrument from Scottish styles, taking it back to its roots in northern Africa. A number of Harley's other albums from the time are a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A classic album from the mighty Slim Harpo, and one that definitely lives up to the "scratch" in the title! That scratch is present strongly in the rhythms – which have this skittish style that's really a precursor to funk, although a lot more rootsy overall – almost Slim's ... (Blues) read moreCD
Classic work from Slim Harpo – an album that kicks off with one of his biggest hits ever, and follows with plenty of great tunes as well! Things here are pretty rootsy and stripped-down – lots of spare, slowish rhythms (but a few funkier ones too!) – and instrumentation that's ... (Blues) read moreCD
Stunning work from trumpeter Tom Harrell – a player who's been making records for decades, but who really seems to be hitting a creative high point in his great flurry of recent albums! This sparkling set is one of Harrell's best of the bunch – a set that's got Tom blowing in these ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Tom Harrell —
Trip ... CD High Note, 2014. New Copy ...
Some of the densest, most powerful music we've heard from trumpeter Tom Harrell in years – and that's saying a lot, given how much we've loved all his other recent records! Tom's working here in a very spare setting – no piano, just a quartet format with Mark Turner on tenor, alongside ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Joe Harriott/Amancio D'Silva Quartet —
Hum Dono ... CD EMI/Vocalion (UK), 1969. New Copy ...
One of the most compelling albums ever recorded by British alto genius Joe Harriott – a very unusual record that has him working with guitarist Amanico D'Silva, in a style that's got some wonderful modal undertones! The feel here is a bit like Harriott's work with Michael Garrick – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Barry Harris stretches out wonderfully in a set of compositions by Tadd Dameron – most of them familiar jazz standards from a few decades before, transformed magically by Harris in a hip 70s piano trio mode! The group here features Gene Taylor on bass and Leroy Williams on drums – both ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great later date from Eddie Harris – only a trio set, but one that often has all the full, soulful currents of some of the reedman's 70s material for Atlantic Records! Eddie plays piano and trumpet in addition to his usual tenor – and often does so at the same time, thanks to the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the best Eddie Harris albums ever recorded – a later session, but one handled with a tight, lean approach – returning Eddie to all the majestic glory of his late 60s masterpieces for Atlantic! The album's got a sound that's nicely off kilter – Eddie blowing electric sax ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A pair of killers from keyboardist Gene Harris – both recorded for Blue Note, and back to back on a single CD! First up is Gene Harris/The 3 Sounds – the last Three Sounds album for Blue Note – and the funkiest too – thanks to lots more electrification than usual, and some ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Peppermint Harris has deep roots in the Texas blues scene, but the singer really comes alive here working for the legendary Louisiana label Jewel Records – in a set of 60s tracks that update his sound nicely, and bring a good degree of soul into the mix as well! Some of the numbers have an ... (Blues) read moreCD
Some of the greatest, most influential rhythm & blues ever recorded – the seminal R&B recordings the great Wynonie Harris cut for King Records – plus a second CD of rare alternate takes! Wynonie paved the way for a huge number of artists to come, but even if we're going to ... (Soul) read moreCD
Genius work from the Detroit underground of the 70s – one of the greatest records ever on the now-famous Tribe Records label, and a masterpiece of soul, jazz, and righteous spirit! The session's headed by tenor player Wendell Harrison – and it's got an all-star Motor City lineup that ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An excellent set of rocksteady instrumentals by writer/producer Harry J and his Allstars – very much in a similar vein to classic Jackie Mittoo material, with a cool bubbling sound that's totally great! Recorded in 1969, steeped strongly in some of the finest reggae instrumental sounds of ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Hampton Hawes —
Bird Song ... CD Contemporary/OJC, 1956/1958. New Copy ...
A rare slice of 50s work from pianist Hampton Hawes – material recorded during his initial strong run for Contemporary Records, but unissued until many years later! The album allows a chance to hear Hamp away from his better-known trio of the period – and some of the tracks feature ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A warm, southern-inflected batch of bluesy sunshine rock from Dale "The Hawk" Hawkins – best known for gifting the world with his Chess original version of "Suzie Q" back in the late 50s – a big step away from the r&b steeped rockabilly he made his name on a ... (Rock) read moreCD
Stunning work from the great Dale Hawkins – a singer you may only know from the title track of this collection, but one who made some of the hardest, fiercest rock and roll on Chess Records in the 50s! Dale hailed from Louisiana, where much of this music was cut – but he also worked ... (Rock) read moreCD
A trio of classic albums from gospel legend Walter Hawkins – packaged as mini-LP sleeves in one nicely-priced set! Love Alive was one of the biggest gospel albums of the 70s – a record that has Hawkins working with the Love Center Choir, in this righteous mode that helped to re-infuse ... (Gospel) read moreCD
Tasty bluesy organ material from Prestige, featuring 2 hard-to-find records, back-to-back in a single set! Billy Hawks sings and plays organ with a groove that's in between jazz, blues, and deep soul. On New Genius Of The Blues he's fronting a trio that includes a young Ivan "Boogaloo ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Great later work by Isaac Hayes – working here in a post-Stax, post-ABC mode that has him forging a smooth soul sound that's really great! The album's not disco, but more of an extension of Ike's baroque approach to arranging – with subtle use of strings and keyboards, in a real Philly ... (Soul) read moreCD
Don't hold the "disco" in the title against Isaac – because the album's still a really nice one, and by no means a cheap sell-out affair! The set was recorded in Memphis, with backings by the classic Movement combo – and although the tunes do have a "sweetened" ... (Soul) read moreCD
Drummer Louis Hayes always finds a way of working with great groups – and here he's got an especially well-chosen lineup with Abraham Burton on tenor and Steve Nelson on vibes! Both players ring out with this strongly soulful vibe that's clearly inspired by the leader – Burton's very ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An incredibly soulful album – vastly overlooked, but one of our favorites of the 70s! The set is one of the few ever cut as a leader by drummer Louis Haynes – a wonderful player who's best known for his classic work with Horace silver – but who's working here with a superb group ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Louis Hayes/Junior Cook with Woody Shaw —
Ichi-Ban ... CD Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1976. New Copy ...
A real gem from Woody Shaw's greatest period – a very hip sextet session, recorded with Hayes, Cook, Shaw, and a rhythm section that includes Ronnie Matthews on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Guilhermo Franco on percussion. Tracks are long, and stretch out in that searching, modal style ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The only album we've ever heard from singer Martha Hayes – and a beautiful vocal jazz treasure all the way through! Martha's got this raspy style that's quite unique – neither the icy approach of other females of the modern 50s years, nor the bluesy inflections of the Billie ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A lost live date from the great British tenorist Tubby Hayes – recorded right near the end of his too-short life, but a stone cooker all the way through! The material was recorded live at the Hopbine – but it's different than both the other 1972 album from the venue, or earlier Hopbine ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A brilliant mid 70s album from Jimmy Heath – recorded at a time when he was making some of his greatest strides on record! The album's got a spare, simple quartet format – but Jimmy's working here in a really expansively soulful sound – one that matches that of Clifford Jordan at ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The second album by Heatwave – and a great effort that's almost as perfectly sublime as the first! Despite their UK origin, these guys really give American late 70s soul a run for its money – hitting in a sweetly compressed sound that fuses the vocals, keyboards, and grooves together ... (Soul) read moreCD
80s grooving hard with Heatwave – still going strong on this album from 1982, taking that smooth funky style they helped forge in the 70s, and pushing it to a whole new level on this set! Over the years, the group continue to show a tremendous depth as a soul act, working here well on both ... (Soul) read moreCD
A killer album of crossover soul from the mid 70s – one that dropped like a bomb when it hit, and gave this UK group a number of big hits in America! Keyboardist Rod Temperton wrote all the tracks on the album – and he's got keen talent for both funky numbers and ballads. If soul ... (Soul) read moreCD
Killer funk from Heavy Weather – a contemporary combo, but one who groove like it's 1982! The group have a tight ensemble approach that rivals that of The Gap Band, Cameo, or Con Funk Shun at their best – all instrumentation right on the money, with a sharp focus that hardly belies the ... (Soul) read moreCD
Excellent solo work from Amartey Hedzoleh – a key member of the important Afro Funk combos Psychedelic Aliens and Hedzoleh Sounds – heard here in a set of previously-unreleased tracks from the early 80s! The music is quite rootsy all the way through – with Hedzoleh on vocals and ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
A huge selection of work from Gerhard Heinz – one of Germany's best erotic film composers in the 70s – and easily that scene's counterpart to some of the best Italian film composers of the time! Some of the films Heinz worked with were a bit goofy – even though sexy – so ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Wonderfully fluid work from the great Eddie Henderson – a record that's wrapped up in that beautiful glow and searching, soulful energy that only seems to get better and better over the years! The record's got some great partners on board – including George Cables on piano and some ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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
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
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
Luiz Henrique & Walter Wanderley —
Popcorn ... CD Verve (Japan), 1967. New Copy ...
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
Loads of rare work from the great Clarence Frogman Henry – a New Orleans singer with a really unusual voice – as you might guess from his name! The set includes Henry's big hit "Ain't Got No Home" but then spins out to include a wealth of under-exposed singles from later ... (Soul) read moreCD