Tripped out tracks with a funky cinematic feel – a great new project with mysterious origins – supposedly the work of the "mysterious Clutchy Hopkins", but really just the efforts of a batch of underground beatmakers! There's a spare, spacious approach here that almost ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
(There is no indication, but we are assuming that the DVD is NTSC format, Region 1.)
Stunning – and some of the best work we've ever heard from Shirley Horn! We know, we know – you've seen a bit too much of her in the jazz racks of late – but don't let that stop you from picking up this album, because it's amazing! Shirley returns to the spare, subtle simplicity ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
An excellent 2-fer of lost jazz albums on the legendary Perception label. The Dizzy Gillespie album is one of his good funky LPs, with lots of tight grooves, and good tenor by James Moody. Where Are You Going is a beautiful lost album by Shirley Horn, and unlike anything else she's ever done. ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Stunning Miami grooves from the legendary Jimmy Bo Horne – one of the key figures in the southern club scene of the 70s! Jimmy's got a groove that's very much his own on the set – a snapping, almost clapping sort of rhythm picked up from the George McCrae and KC camps at TK Records ... (Soul) read moreCD
Pivotal work from Freddie Hubbard – a tight, edgey quintet side with a sound that approaches the Blue Note "new thing" sound, but which stays just this side of the fence to keep in line with Freddie's other soulful work of the 60s! The group features some great work by James ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Electric funk from Freddie Hubbard – a great 70s session that has him bringing in a bit more soul to the mix than usual! Things are a bit tighter here than on the CTI sides, but still pretty open and fluid – almost in a Donald Byrd mode with Larry Mizell, given the fuller backings on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A lost treasure from the overlooked late 70s jazz years at Columbia! The album's got Freddie Hubbard working with arranger Claus Ogerman on some expansive tracks that go beyond his earlier work in the decade – sometimes blowing mellow notes over larger orchestrations, other times working in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A landmark set for Blue Note – one that features Freddie Hubbard working in raw, firey, freewheeling territory – given space that few other players at the label were getting at the time! The two volume set features tracks recorded live at Club La Marchal in Brooklyn – and have ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the best recordings from Freddie Hubbard's "back to basics" stretch in the early 80s – a time when Freddie returned to a strongly acoustic jazz mode after a mostly electric 70s! The record still has Freddie stretching out on the longer tracks he got used to during the CTI ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Smoking, previously unreleased live material from the great Freddie Hubbard – from a couple of dates at San Francisco's Keystone Korner in the summer and fall of 1980 – invigorating stuff led by Freddie and backed by an incredible group of players! They alternately work in a hard ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Warm and wonderful work from Freddie Hubbard – a killer of an album recorded for CTI, and one of his most soulful efforts for the label! The album's got a bit more of a human heart than some of the more cosmic sessions Freddie cut at the time – a bit more contemplative and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A sweet and smooth set from Freddie Hubbard – one that builds on his funky fusion of the 70s, and delivers things with a warmer, fuller feel overall! The album's got Freddie fronting a very large group – one arranged by Allyn Ferguson, who also penned some of the album's best tracks as ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Freddie Hubbard —
Skagly ... CD Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1980. Used ...
The title reads like a typo, but the album's a great set of smooth fusion from Freddie Hubbard – self-produced, and almost a summation of all the styles he'd mastered in the 70s! The session's never too over the top or too ambitious – just features Freddie working with a hip group in a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A sweet late 70s set from Freddie Hubbard – a slight move away from some of his highly-electric sides of the CTI years, yet one that still has some of the most soulful qualities of that work! Freddie's trumpet has a nicely spacious quality throughout – one that's flowing, and almost ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great post-CTI session from Freddie Hubbard – one that has him blowing over sweet arrangements from Bob James, who manages to keep things full, yet soulful throughout! There's a lot of instrumentation backing Freddie up for the date – full horns, strings, and even a bit of chorus ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Although the genius of the CTI label might be often thought of in a studio format – especially since the Creed Taylor Influence on the label is what really turned the sound into something wonderful – this live set from 1971 shows that the label's players, with the right frame of mind, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Perhaps not as prolific as Bunny Lee or Lee Perry, Keith Hudson still reigns supreme as a producer of the same caliber. This collection brings together many of his best singles voiced by a number of greats, including Ken Boothe, Horace Andy & Alton Ellis. Tracks include "The Hudson ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Seduction and witchcraft aren't really two words we'd readily associate with each other – but sexy witch Louise Huebner manages to make both of them work together nicely! The album's quite an odd one – in which the self-proclaimed modern witch Huebner speaks about lots of spooky stuff ... (Comedy/Spoken) read moreCD
A pretty turgid batch of tracks – scored for this recent film directed by Asia Argento, and a mix of moody indie rock and more beat-oriented tunes. Titles include "Red Room", "Set Me On The Couch", "Hotel Lobby", "Bathtub Flashback", "Driving In ... (Rock) read moreCD
A great selection of some of Bobbi's funkiest tracks for Blue Note – with a focus on the tunes that have been big with the sample crowd over the past decade, all of which (no coincidence, thinks us!) are produced by the great Larry Mizell! Tracks include "Harlem River Drive", " ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Bobbi Humphrey —
Dig This! ... CD Blue Note/Dusty Groove, 1972. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A stone killer from funky flute player Bobbi Humphrey – one of her early albums for Blue Note Records, and a set that's a perfect summation of the best sides of her talents! The album's got a slightly different feel than Bobbi's work with Larry Mizell – yet still sports a similar ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Bobby Hutcherson —
Cirrus ... CD Blue Note (Japan), 1974. Used ...
Righteous Bobby Hutcherson from the 70s – one of his last albums recorded in the company of reedman Harold Land – and one of his greatest too! There's a wonderful mix of modes going on here – modal jazz meets California sun, blending a sense of spiritualism with some of the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An essential Blue Note album by the great vibist Bobby Hutcherson, and a record that's split into 2 different sides, each of which display different aspects of Hutcherson's talents. The first four tracks are mellow and lyrical, with the kind of lovely melodic writing that is best illustrated by ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print, Connoisseur CD Series.)
Bobby Hutcherson —
Skyline ... CD Verve, 1999. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A relatively mellow recent effort from Bobby Hutcherson – one that has him playing both vibes and marimba, and going for a laidback style that allows plenty of spaces for tonal colors and shades of sound! The group's a quintet, with Kenny Garrett on alto, Geri Allen on piano, Christian ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Incredibly righteous work from Bobby Hutcherson – a rare Blue Note session that features vocals by Eugene McDaniels! The set was recorded right before McDaniels' groundbreaking Headless Heroes album, but it's got a similar sort of vibe – breaking down genres and musical expectations ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A classic 1979 album from Phyllis Hyman! Hyman was one of the few female singers who started in the pre-disco years and managed to move through the disco years with a good groove – but never get totally swamped by the production styles of the day. She stuck close to her roots as a jazzy ... (Soul) read moreCD
The ICP Orchestra is a group that never fails to impress us – quite different at times than other ensembles of avant musicians, in that they're always able to find their own voice together as a unit – without ever giving into the egos of the players involved! There's always a mixture ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print first edition, digipack has some light edge wear.)
Three great albums from Incognito – served up at a mighty nice price, and with bonus tracks too! Who Needs Love is a gem from over a decade ago – and Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick pulled out all the stops on this set – working with a range of vocalists that includes Joy ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
The one and only release by this little known LA vocal group with a mixed male/female lineup. Their sound is harder than a lot of the groups with the same style from the 60's, and they sing with the kind of harmonies that you'd expect to find on the east coast. Tracks include "Heart & ... (Soul) read moreCD
A beautiful little album from the earliest days of the Ingram empire in soul – recorded long before any of the individual members had gone onto bigger mainstream fame, and done in a way that has lots of righteous indie touches! Sister Barbara sings lead vocals on most of the tracks – ... (Soul) read moreCD
Wonderfully groovy work from the team of Jackie Cain & Roy Kral – a set that has the pair moving into much hipper modes for the 60s, and really taking off from the greatness of earlier records! Backing is still by Roy's core trio, with acoustic piano at the lead – but the addition ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Jackie & Roy are definitely getting bit wilder here – hitting an electric early 70s CTI mode, and really growing a lot in the process! The session has the vocal pair working with CD players who include Hubert Laws on flute, Joe Farrell on saxes, Roy Pennington on vibes, and Steve Gadd on ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
2 of Chuck Jackson's more unusual albums for Wand Records – back to back on one CD! On Tour is a great little live set that has Jackson opening up with a range of more grooves than usual – picking up some jazzy touches on a few songs, moving into Motown on a few others, and returning ... (Soul) read moreCD