Quite an unusual album from Grant Green – a record that's quite different than his earlier records for Blue Note, but still pretty darn great overall! Grant's working here in a large group – Kudu style – with arrangements by David Matthews, but a sound that's still pretty lean ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The younger Grant Green grooves in ways that would have made his pops proud – recording here in a sweet old school style that features Hammond from either Reuben Wilson or Michael Torsone, plus alto sax from the legendary Eddie Pazant! There's a warm, fluid groove to most tracks – one ... (Jazz) read moreCD
2 of the grooviest Verve 60s jazz funk sessions on one CD! Grant Green's His Majesty King Funk is a tight quintet session with Larry Young on organ and Harold Vick on tenor, and it grooves with a tightness that matches Green's best Blue Note sessions. The album is reissued here with the tracks in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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Prepare to discover a new favorite singer – the smooth, sweet, and soulful Vivian Green, a great new vocalist who's stepping out here with an excellent debut! The album's very much in the tradition of the best underground female NuSoul releases of the past few years – combined with the ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Green Serene & Per Jorgensen —
Living Live ... CD Aim Sound City (Norway), 2009. Used ...
The first ESP session from pianist Burton Greene – and arguably the best, thanks to some killer work from an assortment of sidemen! Despite the "Quartet" title of the record, the group here actually features more players than four – an array that includes Marion Brown on alto ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A double-length set from Chicago tenorist Chris Greene – but a package that may well not be enough to hold all the new ideas in his music! We've really watched Chris grow strongly over the past few years – and with this wonderfully well-crafted, rich-voiced album, he steps forward to a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A sweet little album from Johnny – quite different than most of his other sessions at the time, as this one features a big band – a "Big Soul Band", as the title says – filled with some strong Chicago and soul jazz players, and featuring killer arrangements by the great ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the last recordings ever made by the legendary Johnny Griffin – a live date in honor of Griffin's 80th birthday, and one that shows the tenorist still very much at the top of his game! The group's an all-star lineup – with Roy Hargrove's trumpet and flugelhorn joining Griffin in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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
Johnny Griffin —
Way Out! ... CD Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
One of the sharpest 50s sessions from Johnny Griffin – a hip quartet date for Riverside, done at the time when he was working heavily with Thelonious Monk! The album's definitely got an angular groove that shows Monk's influence, but it's also shows Griffin's Chicago's roots as well – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Really great solo work from the legendary Henry Grimes – a set that not only features the musician on bass, but violin as well! The former is an instrument that we've loved Grimes on since the 60s – and the latter is a bit of a surprise to us, played here with a strong sense of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The group's first, with production courtesy the great Gary Katz, who's put a fine touch on many Steely Dan LPs. While we were a bit dismissive of this effort at the time, it's kind of become a bit of a watershed in retrospect, the high water mark for the American Acid Jazz scene, if a bit ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Contemporary work from the Tuareg Guitar Revolution scene of the sahara – hypnotic, electric guitar-driven tunes that spin out with a really cyclical sort of feel – one that unites older North African rhythmic modes with a contemporary, fuzz-heavy style! The mix is extremely compelling ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
A pair of 60s gems – together on a single CD! First up is the original Jazz Goes Baroque from George Gruntz – one of the best blends of jazz and classical music we can think of! Sure, the tunes are from Corelli, Handel, Pachelbel, and other baroque composers – but they're taken ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Although you may think of Dave Grusin as the man who's only capable of putting out snoozy fusion, this excellent session from 1964 is a very tight boppish one that features great players like Thad Jones, Frank Foster, and Bob Cranshaw. Dave shows a strong early talent for arranging, and he gives ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Key late 50s recordings from Swedish saxophonist Lars Gullin – the first-ever album on the now-legendary Sonet label, coupled with a rare Philips 10" from the same time! The CD is a nice contrast to some of Gullin's more American-influenced sessions of the earlier part of the decade, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Seminal sounds from the legendary Lars Gullin – both Swedish and American recordings from the early 50s, a time when Gullin was really making waves on both sides of the Atlantic! Lars had a skill with his instrument that few others could match – an ear for color that's a bit like Gerry ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Very unusual work from the legendary Lars Gullin – captured here in a range of different settings! The first half of work on the CD features titles from a record issued in the US as Lars Gullin With The Moretone Singers – a session that features the master baritonist blowing alongside ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A mix of very rare and more familiar work from the legendary Lars Gullin – really showing a lot of growth here in the mid 50 scene in Sweden! The first four tracks on the album are especially great – some very unusually-titled tunes cut for Metronome Records – with a modern-styled ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Severely funky jazz from trumpeter Russell Gunn – working here in an electrified mode that reminds us a bit of recent work from Nicholas Payton or Roy Hargrove – but which comes off sounding a lot hipper overall! The set's got a bouncing, bass-heavy groove that's clearly rooted in older ... (Jazz) read moreCD
More soul than before, with guest work by Angie Stone, Erykah Badu, Macy Gray, Les Nubians, The Roots, Donell Jones, Herbie Hancock, and Isaac Hayes. Tracks include "Keep Your Worries" featuring Angie Stone, "Plenty" featuring Erykah Badu, "Who's There?" featuring Les ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Leon Gurvitch Project —
Eldorado ... CD Morgenland (Germany), 2010. Used ...
Mats Gustafsson & David Stackenas —
Blues ... CD Atavistic, 2005. Used ...
One of the most beautiful albums we've ever heard from saxophonist Mats Gustafsson – a series of duets with guitarist David Stackenas, all done as tributes to blues greats of years past! As with other "tribute" projects by artists like Gustafsson or Ken Vandermark, the core ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Guy ... CD MCA/Uptown, 1988. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A stone cold classic from Teddy Riley! Forget what you might think about the cliches of New Jack Swing, because this record is a landmark of modern soul, one of the freshest R&B albums from the 80s, and it still sounds great today. After starting things out with Wrecks N Effect, Riley moved ... (Soul) read moreCD
Tomasz Gwincinski & NonLinear Ensemble —
Moon Music ... CD Kilogram (Poland), 2011. Used ...
Two extended pieces recorded in Amsterdam in 1976 – featuring a group that includes Peter Brotzmann on saxes, Peter Bennink on saxes and bagpipes, Hank Bennink on clarinet and percussion, Louis Moholo on drums, Johnny Dyani on bass, and Kees Hazevoet on piano and clarinet. Hazevoet was a key ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A compelling comeback set for clarinetist Edmond Hall – cut in 1959 when Chris Barber was enjoying a hit with a remake of Sidney Bechet's "Petite Fleur", which provided for a nice opportunity to get Hall back in the studio for a date under the same name! The record's got a lot more ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A rare early trio set from Jim Hall – especially noteworthy because Jim rarely worked in the format as a leader! The album's got Hall working with Carl Perkins on piano and Red Mitchell on bass – in a mode that slightly recalls some of Barney Kessel's mid 50s recordings over at ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A strong little set of post bop tracks from saxophonist Lenny Hambro – one of two rare albums he cut for the Epic label during the 50s, and a tight session with Wade Legge on piano, Dick Garcia on guitar, and Clyde Lombardi and Mel Zelnick on rhythm. The tracks are short, and Hambro's sax ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A unusual sort of record for Chico Hamilton – one that pays tribute to soul and blues hits from years back – but in a way that recasts most of the numbers in a jazz mode! There's relatively strong guitar on the set – not in the breezy style used by Jim Hall or Gabor Szabo on ... (Jazz) read moreCD