Pretty wild work from keyboardist Uri Caine – working here in a trio format, mostly, with occasional additional vocals and turntable work. Caine plays both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes on the set – and it's his work on the latter that really makes the record great. He's got sort ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Uri Caine —
Rio ... CD Winter & Winter (Germany), 2001. Used ...
Pianist Uri Caine in a set of Brazilian jazz tunes – playing acoustic piano and Teclado Fender Rhodes – recorded in Brazil, with backing on guitar, bass, and lots of percussion. A number of the tracks have vocals in Portuguese – and the style of the music mixes the smoother sound ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Featuring Campbell's Pyramid Trio group, with Wuilliam Parker and Hamid Drake. 7 numbers in all, including "Tazz's Dilema", 'Malcolm, Martin & Mandela", "Imhotep", 'Impressions Of Yokahama", "Ethnic Stew & Brew", "Heavenly Ascending" and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Bassy modern work from Brazil – a mix of soulful styles and electronic production, almost in the vein of work on the Trama label, but perhaps a bit rougher around the edges. Cid's vocals are filtered through a set of effects on most cuts, making them slide in and out of the backings, which ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Sweet late 70s work from Can – working here at a level that's a cool compression of the group's earlier ideals, but with a style that's very true to their roots! Drums are still by Jaki Liebezeit, who has this great way of being loose and stiff at the same time – a bit of a flow that ... (Rock) read moreCD
Can's tuneful, yet oddly offbeat Flow Motion album – their most melodically straightforward batch of songs to this point, which throws fans for loop to this day – and we love it for that! Can was so fearlessly creative, so brilliant in their boundary-busting, genre-confounding way, ... (Rock) read moreCD
A mid 70s killer from Can – sometimes overlooked next to the early classics, but a record that's filled with equally great charms! Things are still pretty noisy here, and plenty proggy too – thanks to driving drums from Jaki Liebezeit and hypnotic basslines from Holger Czukay and there' ... (Rock) read moreCD
One of the best 50s albums from trumpeter Conte Candoli – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given how often Conte recorded during the decade! The set's got an edge you don't always find on other Candoli sessions – especially some of the large group material – and the group's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A lost west coast gem from the 50s – a unique quintet session for Atlantic Records, cut by a group co-led by trumpeter Conte Candoli and pianist Lou Levy! There's a bit more fire here than in some of the other sides from the time by the players – especially Levy – and in a way, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Capital Letters —
Vinyard ... CD Greensleeves, 1982. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A pretty wonderful record by underrated UK reggae group Capital Letters – and a rare one, too – recorded after their classic Headline News, and largely overlooked for all these years, despite carrying the rootsy torch very strongly for the group! The soulful vocals and roosty rhythms ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Captain's triumphant return to form after a couple of years of straying from the path. With a new crack Magic Band well versed in all things Beefheartian, the Captain was able to assert his relevance in the face of punk rock and new wave. Tracks include "The Floppy Boot Stomp", "Ice ... (Rock) read moreCD
Some of the most beautiful music we've ever heard from pianist Cornelius Cardew – some surprisingly sensitive solo tunes, although still done with the modern edge you'd expect! The political nature of the project is obvious from the title and cover – but while the music often carries ... (Out Sound) read moreCD
A bracingly simple album from Benny Carter – one recorded with small group west coast backing, in a style that really lets us focus on his wonderful tone! The set's one of Carter's most obscure from later years – a 1960 session recorded with Jimmy Rowles on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A helluva set from saxophonist James Carter – smoking numbers recorded live in Detroit at Baker's – featuring some of the hottest soloing we've heard on a recently recorded set! It's an all around great showcase for Carter and guests like David Murray and Johnny Griffin (who both blow ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A sweet trio set from bassist Ron Carter – done with great piano from Kenny Barron and guitar from Herb Ellis – a really sensitive pair who make things swing gently with Carter throughout! Ron's warm basslines really direct the set strongly – and the lean recording style gives ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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Guitarist Jim Hall is a player who's always realized he sounds best in a small, intimate setting – whether in his 50s trio recordings with Jimmy Giuffre, or his 60s classics with Bill Hall, or his 70s experiments with bassist Ron Carter – and this live date for Concord really revives ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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Ron Carter Sextet —
Orfeu ... CD Blue Note, 1999. Used ...
Excellent later work by the enigmatic Cartola – an artist who only seemed to record better and better albums as time went on! The work on the set dates from two sessions – one from 1974 for Marcus Pereira, the other from 1976 for Copacabana – and the set features a total of 20 ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A great mix of Steve Lacy's angular soprano sax lines and the inventive percussion of Andrea Centazzo – recorded here in a live setting that keeps things pretty spare and playful throughout! Lacy also plays a few birdcalls, and a pocket synthesizer too – and titles include "Dome&qu ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Cerrone's second album – a swirling mix of disco beats and strings that follows very clearly on the spirit of his landmark first one! Like that album, this one's got a title track that runs well over 15 minutes long – building in a slowly dancing way that says everything about European ... (Soul) read moreCD
Some of the best work ever recorded by bassist Paul Chambers – one of the greatest bass players in jazz! This excellent 3CD box set features the bulk of albums that Paul Chambers recorded for Blue Note as a leader, plus an earlier gem recorded for the Imperial label, and another session for ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print. Numbered, limited edition of 5000! Still sealed with original book and slipcase!)
Heavy soul with a good dose of rock – the trademark sound of The Chambers Brothers, heard here during the height of their Columbia Records years! Although previously more of a folksy sort of combo, the group really took off during their time with Columbia – hitting whole new strides in ... (Soul) read moreCD