The title's almost a bit of a mystery here – as the music is so right on the money, so sense-making, that we can hardly hear a non-sequitur in the set – just these well-hewn, thoughtfully-played lines of sound coming from the twin tenors of David Liebman and Ellery Eskelin! The record's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
David Liebman/Ellery Eskelin —
Renewal ... CD Hatology (Switzerland), 2008. Used ...
Incredibly groovy work from Brazilian organist Ed Lincoln – a quick-fingered player on the Hammond with a talent to rival the skills of Walter Wanderley! Like Wanderley, Lincoln worked in Brazil during the early bossa years – and had a great ear for mixing up samba and bossa rhythms ... (Brazil) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
John Lindberg & Hugh Ragin —
Team Work ... CD Cecma (Italy), 1980. Used ...
Both John Lindberg and Hugh Ragin are players who really seem to thrive best in an open, unstructured setting – which makes this album of spare duets a perfect outing for both of them! The tunes are always nicely thought out – open-ended, yet never just free for free's sake – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An 80s pop soul classic from Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam With Full Force – insistent and irresistible to this day – and a solid album full of tunes that stand up strongly with their unstoppable hit singles of the period! Yes, the sound would get a bit too cutesy and played out by the end ... (Soul) read moreCD
A killer from trumpeter Booker Little – one of the last few records that Book cut before his early death, and one of his only ones as a leader! The album features an excellent soulbop quintet with Wynton Kelly and Tommy Flanagan on piano, Scott LaFaro on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Supremely soulful modern jazz from the great Booker Little – one of his best albums ever as a leader, and a real standout moment amidst so many of the re-titled sessions that came out after his early death! The album's got a tremendous feel from the very first note – a furthering of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print. Comes in the original slipcover, with added cardboard backing!)
A smoldering live set from Little Milton, recorded by Stax when they were staging the legendary Wattstax concerts in LA! Milton didn't make the stadium bill, but like a lot of other Stax artists, brought the funk to the West Coast at a smaller venue the same night, and that set is captured here, ... (Blues) read moreCD
(Booklet has a slight cut corner & traycard artwork is wrinkled from some light water damage.)
2 Columbia killers from Charles Lloyd – back to back in a single set! Discovery is a wonderful bit of soul jazz – much less trippy than some of Lloyd's later work, and handled with a soulful flair that's a mix of Coltrane spiritualism, with an even larger dose of the sort of post-Trane ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Never-heard music from the great Charles Lloyd – two well-recorded live sets from the 60s, both with a very unusual group! The lineup has Lloyd on tenor, soprano, and flute, working with frequent partner Gabor Szabo on guitar – but the rest of the quartet also features Ron Carter on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A pair of Charles Lloyd albums for Atlantic – back to back on a single CD! First up is Soundtrack – a killer from the Charles Lloyd group of the late 60s – a set that still stretches out with all the spiritual energy of Lloyd's other Atlantic albums, yet also seems to have a bit ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Luis Lopes Berlin Trio —
Line ... CD Clean Feed (Portugal), 2014. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Heady guitar work from Luis Lopes – playing here at a level that seems to be mostly improvised, but which also features heavy fuzz at times – with a searing vibe that reminds us a bit of Sonny Sharrock in the more forceful moments, and some of his more textural European contemporaries ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Cosmic sounds from Lord Raja – with tripped out electronic atmosphere, though compelling and beat driven, without ever traveling into predictability – one of the finer releases on Ghostly International in a while! Covers a lot of territory, from mellow, spacey soundscapes to frenzied ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Beautifully-blown work from saxophonist Joe Lovano – working here with his Us Five group, a quintet that features the great Esperanza Spalding on bass! The sound is somewhat straighter, and almost more soulful than some of Lovano's recent work – yet there's still a touch of the modern ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Arthur Lee and Love's unreleased record from 1973! Black Beauty is a more diverse and soulful set than a lot of what we've heard from Lee's harder rocking 70s years – and it's given a much-deserved top notch release by High Moon Records! It's raw in the best possible sense, with a live feel ... (Rock) read moreCD
Unni Lovlid, Becaye Aw & Rolf-Erik Nystrom —
Seven Winds ... CD Helio (Norway), 2009. Used ...
Bill Lowe & Philippe Crettien Quintet —
Sunday Train ... CD Konnex (Germany), 1993. Used ...
One of our favorite records ever from ESP – a set that's got even more soul and spirit than we usually hear from the label! The album's one of the first (and few) from saxophonist Frank Lowe as a leader – and it's a unique date that also features alto and soprano sax from Joseph Jarman ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The deepest look we've seen so far at the magical mid 60s work of Barbara Lynn – a set that features all the a- and b-sides of Lynn's singles for the Jamie label, plus some unreleased tracks as well! Lynn was a real standout in 60s soul – a self-contained entity who not only wrote most ... (Soul) read moreCD
Tracks include "Look On The Bright Side", "Save The Best For Last", "Full House", "B&B", "Mercury Retro", "Yes Or No", and "Alone Together", "It's A Lonesome Old Town", "Moment's Notice", and "Au ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A straight street, but a great street – as Harold Mabern returns to full force in this lovely set of trio tracks! The set's one of the best of any of Mabern's early 90s sessions for DIW Records – a very strong outing with Ron Carter on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums – served up ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Deeply soulful modern jazz from 70s Brazil – a beautiful set of post-Coltrane blowing, from a group led by drummer Edison Machado! The sound here is even more free-spirited than Machado's first Obras session – in a fuller and farther-reaching style that brings in plenty of influences ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A classic Machito session from the 50s – with stunning arrangements by Mario Bauza and AK Salim! The record is a beautiful batch of Latin jazz tracks that shine with a sound that's unlike anything else Machito was doing at the time – and the band wails hard, with soloists that include ... (Latin) read moreCD