Our Brazilian section just got a whole lot groovier! This 1967 album by Mario Castro-Neves and his Samba SA group is a real gem – a breezy vocal group set with an approach that's clearly influenced by the Sergio Mendes Brasil 66 style, but which also has touches of European 60s jazz – ... (Brazil) read moreCD
The third installment in Acrobat's series on The Cats & The Fiddle – and easily the best so far, thanks to a wide scope of years and an ever-changing sound of the group! Although the quartet began with a sound that was clearly inspired by the Ink Spots, by the time of these 40s ... (Soul) read moreCD
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —
Good Son ... CD Mute/Enigma (UK), 1990. Used ...
A great one from Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – a record that explores his softer side, if you want to call it that – the trudging melodies, morose poetry and banshee wails offset brilliantly by soul stirring string parts and easier piano melodies! Definitely capping off the 80s and ... (Rock) read moreCD
Two seminal early albums from Dorival Caymmi – arguably one of the true fathers of Brazilian music from the 60s onward! Caymmi E O Seu Violao is one of Dorival's earliest albums – and a record that's filled with early compositions that went onto become standards of Brazilian song ... (Brazil) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Brian Breeze Cayolle —
Soul Time ... CD Brian Breeze Cayolle, 1999. Used ...
Cee-Lo Green gits up and gets out on his own – without the heavy burden of too many guest appearances – and the result may be the best album to come out of the Dirty South in quite a while! Cee-Lo's raspy, cotton-mouthed speak & sing style has always been one of the strongest ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Cee-Lo took a sideways detour into messed up funk n' soul on the last album, but he steers straight back into the freaked out MC guise he perfected earlier with the Goodie Mobb for the interestingly titled . . . Is The Soul Machine album. (Did he choose that title before he decided to largely ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Cee-Lo the Lady Killer and hip hop soul phenomenon – continuing his unpredictable win streak! Celebrating spontaneity, funk and soul and with his signature raspy vocals – and blending classic soul and funk influences with straight up modern hip hop production seamlessly! Features ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Cellar & Point —
Ambit ... CD Cuneiform, 2014. Used ...
Classic Capitol jazz session, and one that pairs Boston baritone player Serge Chaloff with an LA rhythm section that has Sonny Clark on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. The album's a perfect example of Chaloff's legendary (and short-lived) talents on the baritone ... (Jazz) read moreCD
It's been almost five years since we last heard from Gordon Chambers – and in that time, he's really come into his own! This set's easily Chambers' best so far – tight, focused, and served up with the sort of energy that should have him crossing over to a much wider audience – ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Excellent compilation of some of Gene's totally hard to find Brunswick soul sides from the late 60's. The arrangments are beautiful, sophisticated, and way way past the Duke of Earl type stuff that he's best know for. And the CD includes such gems as "Teacher Teacher", "Baby That's ... (Soul) read moreCD
A sweet little set from Chanson – a duo formed by a funky bassist and guitarist – who both bring a really strong focus to the rhythms on this set! The pair also get lots of great studio help from top-shelf talents on the instrumentation – key jazzy session players, as well as a ... (Soul) read moreCD
We might argue with the mathematics in the title – or at least joke that Ray was using equations as titles years before Anthony Braxton – but you can't contest the fact that this one's a classic treat, and a legendary attempt to class up Ray's bluesy style for the masses. Quincy Jones ... (Soul) read moreCD
Two great albums by Ray Charles on one CD! Ray Charles & Betty Carter is a classic album of soul duets – and one of the deeper records cut by Ray during the 60s! The arrangements are by the great Marty Paich, and although there's some singers in the background, the overall sound is ... (Soul) read moreCD
Fairly decent jazz session, and one in which Ray plays alto sax and electric piano, along with his usual acoustic piano. Milt Jackson is on vibes, of course, and the rest of the group includes Kenny Burrell, Percy Heath, and Art Taylor. Titles include "Soul Meeting", "X Ray ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A decent jazz session, and one in which Ray plays alto sax and electric piano, along with his usual acoustic piano. Milt Jackson is on vibes, of course, and the rest of the group includes Kenny Burrell, Percy Heath, and Art Taylor. Titles include "Soul Meeting", "X Ray Blues", ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great Bethlehem Records date from vibes man Teddy Charles – stepping out here in a set that's one of his most openly swinging of the time! The record still has some of the modern currents of Teddy's other work, but also makes great use of Zoot Sims on tenor – really pushing him out ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A richly complex album from vibist Teddy Charles – easily one of his greatest albums ever, and certainly one with the boldest sound! The groups here are filled with hip players – all working under Charles' direction in a set of tracks that shimmers with dark sounds and moody colors ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Don Cherry/Krzysztof Penderecki —
Actions ... CD Actions, 1971. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
One of the most successful "jazz meets modern classical" recordings we've ever heard – thanks largely to the supreme talents of Don Cherry! Cherry leads the large New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra – which includes Peter Brotzmann, Tomasz Stanko, Manfred Schoof, Kenny Wheeler, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A really hard-hitting set from pianist Cyrus Chestnut – wrapped up here in a cover that's an homage to Max Roach in the 60s, and served up with a groove that definitely evokes the best jazz of that decade too! The group's a very sharp quartet – with Chestnut handling piano, plus ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah – classic work from Chic, and a great batch of choppy funky dancefloor tunes! By the end of the 70s, Chic were so ubiquitous it was hard to remember the early power of this set – but from the perspective of 30 years later, the album's a real gem – set up ... (Soul) read moreCD
(Out of print. Booklet has a small amount of writing in pen.)
Another wonderful album from this groundbreaking Chicago combo! The group's now a permanent quartet, with the extremely great addition of Jeff Parker on guitar and electronics – and the album continues to push the boundaries of Rob Mazurek's unique sound. The liner notes on the back refer ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Groundbreaking work from the ever-changing melange of players associated with Chicago underground jazz musician Rob Mazurek. This "Chicago Underground" set features a trio lineup – with Mazurek on cornet, electronics, organ, and vibes; Chad Taylor on percussion and vibes; and Noel ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An excellent debut ep from China – the lead singer from Shiek Tosada, breaking out with a bold, fresh approach to Brazilian rock. China's got the laidback confidence that you'd expect from his photo on the cover – a presence strong enough to fill the songs with a life that goes far ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A 16 track selection of grooves from Chocolate Milk – one of the most unsung soul groups of the 70s, with a heck of a lot of great tunes to offer! Chocolate Milk first started out with a heavy New Orleans funk sound in their work – and as the 70s progressed, they smoothed out the ... (Soul) read moreCD
Groovy fun from Tony Christie – brassy, punchy and endearing 60s style pomp from a legendary figure who's back in his comfort zone! In some ways, it sounds like it could have made in '67, but with something of a post millennial glow that doesn't detract one ounce of the old school charm. It' ... (Vocalists) read moreCD