George Freeman —
Man & Woman ... CD Groove Merchant/Unidisc (Canada), 1974. Used ...
One of the more laidback albums from George Freeman's early 70s run – but still a great little set that shows the mellower side of his talents! Despite the sexy style of the cover, the sound here is relatively straight soul jazz – small combo work with Harold Mabern on acoustic piano, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the most compelling Von Freeman recordings we've ever heard – and one of the few to actually capture the real performance presence of the legendary Chicago tenorist! The date was recorded in Berlin, but it's got a homegrown feel that takes us right back to Von's famous Tuesday night ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Jurgen Friedrich —
Pollock ... CD Pirouet (Germany), 2009. Used ...
The group name here is a reference to a project from Ornette Coleman – and Friends & Neighbors definitely share a similar sense of cohesive spirit and individual expression – which makes for very striking sound throughout! The quintet has some tremendous horn work from Thomas ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Lots of dark guitar from Bill Frisell, and some dark guitar synth too – played with a colder sound than usual for ECM, but in ways that make a nice change for the label! Some of the songs have a stop/start sort of feel – almost as if they're trying to find themselves – and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Trademark guitar lines from Bill Frisell – that key 80s sound that was almost a bridge between the jazz and art undergrounds of the time – a link that got surprisingly strong play in the mainstream, thanks to records like this! Frisell manages to take an earlier sharpness and set it up ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The title's got a Disney reference, but the songs here are all from famous films of the 20th Century – including Once Upon A Time In The West, Psycho, The Sandpiper, Godfather, and You Only Live Twice – all served up in very unique versions by guitarist Bill Frisell! The quintet here ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A very spooky soundtrack – and one that stands out as one of the best-remembered from this important second generation of Italian horror! The record's got less of the atonal orchestrations and funk/thriller modes of a few years before – and moves into the spare, eerie quality that John ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase. Barcode has a cutout hole.)
A really joyous groove from Michel Fugain and his Big Bazar group – a sound that's a bit hard to describe, but which really grabs us right away! There's definitely some groovy rhythms going on in the set – and the style is kind of an updated French pop mode from the late 60s – ... (French) read moreCD
Satoko Fujii & Joe Fonda —
Duet ... CD Long Song, 2016. Used ...
Pop soul from Full Force – filled with plenty of influence from mainstream hip hop, but all watered down into a much more partyful groove! The group here are a bridge between the commercial funk of Prince, The Time, and other 80s acts – and some of the more beat-heavy sounds coming out ... (Soul) read moreCD
A seminal session from Curtis Fuller – one of a handful he cut for Savoy, recorded during that late 50s/early 60s period when he seemed poised to become one of the biggest trombonists in jazz! (Whatever happened? How did he cut so many records as a leader so fast, then slide back into being ... (Jazz) read moreCD
We're not sure what "soul-stream" is as a genre – but given the strength of this record, we'd be more than willing to grant it onto Curtis Fuller all by himself! The record's a gem that's even more obscure than Fuller's already-rare dates for Blue Note at the end of the 50s – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Not Curtis Fuller in South America, but a record that picks up a very slight Latin vibe in the rhythm – which makes for a nice change from Fuller's sessions for Blue Note! The date was recorded during that great short run of soul jazz cookers on early 60s Epic Records – and is a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A nice blend of classic funk inspiration and turntable DJ-ism from Funky Destination – the brainchild of Croatian funk head Vladimir Sivc, aka Mr. Louie! This is destination worth finding – a fresh mix of funky beats and rhythms and a richly layered sound – with funky soul guitar ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
Top Soul indeed, as Fusion is a hip Chilean funk band from the early 70s – one who take plenty of influence from American grooves, but also bring in their own soulful elements as well! The sound here is somewhere between Kool & The Gang and Banda Black Rio – with quite a bit of the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Future Prospect —
Climb ... CD Ropeadope, 2016. Used ...
These guys really live up to the "future" in their name – and serve up a wonderfully soulful version of funky jazz – one that's brimming over with youthful energy, and a strong vision that should guide the group for years to come! The music is almost a reworked version of old ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Some of the best material Slim Gaillard ever recorded! Although he's best known for his Verve work, and for his early 40s sessions in LA – these 1959 recordings for Dot have Slim hitting a groove that's far tighter than usual, with a better jazz influence, and a much freer approach to ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
(Out of print. CD paper sleeve has a cutout hole.)
During the late 30s and early 40s, the team of Slim Gaillard and Slam Stewart cut some of the grooviest little records ever pressed on shellac! Slim had a crazy vocal style that was augmented by his tight guitar work – and Slam kept the whole thing rolling with a big warm bass, and with ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Serge Gainsbourg's last studio album – but a record that's still very much in the bad boy mode of earlier years! The sound is quite 80s-oriented – with more electric rhythms and a fair bit of keyboards – but Serge makes the best of the sound by delivering the lyrics in his older ... (French) read moreCD
2 fusion classics from guitarist Eric Gale – back to back on one CD! Ginseng Woman is wonderfully strong effort from Gale – a player who'd done countless studio work on fusion sessions in the 70s, but who never really broke that strongly as a leader until this set! Gale's tone here is ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Live at Museo Emilio Greco in Orvieto Italy Umbria Jazz Winter Festival on December 31 1998, at NDR radio studios in Hamburg Germany on October 29 1998 & at Montreux Jazz Festival Switzerland July 10 1996. (Jazz) CD
Guru and Premier at peak level – and one of the greatest hip hop albums of the early 90s! Everything we love about classic Gang Starr is in full effect on Daily Operation – hard-hitting beats, dexterous jazz funk and soul samples, deft scratches and Guru's mic mastery out front. ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Massive collection of Gang Starr's greatest hits – plus three new tracks and some b-side only tracks that didn't appear on any of their LP! 20 full-length tracks on 2 CDs. New tracks: "Full Clip", "Discipline", "All For The Ca$h", Non-LP tracks include the ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Although guitarist Hank Garland spent most of his life as an obscure Nashville studio musician – he was actually a pretty darn great jazz player, with none of the country tinges you'd expect from his other career work. This lost session, done for Columbia in 1960, is a real gem – and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of our favorite Red Garland albums of the late 50s – thanks to a slightly different rhythm section that features Sam Jones on bass and Art Taylor on drums – both of whom work beautifully with Red in a gutbuckety set of tunes! The style isn't exactly soul jazz, but it's clear that ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Includes a few tracks with Richard Williams on trumpet and Oliver Nelson on alto and tenor! (Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)
Red Garland —
Solar ... CD Jazzland/OJC, 1962. Used ...
An obscure little quartet session from Red Garland – recorded with Les Spann on both guitar and flute, caught at a time when he was just starting to make waves on the New York scene! The presence of Spann gives the record a decidedly different feel than most of Garland's work on Prestige ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Soul Junction's a great title for this one – because the album's a great meeting point between 50s hard bop and some of the looser, earthier styles that were beginning to show up in the first years of soul jazz! The title track of this one is worth the price of admission alone – as Red ... (Jazz) read moreCD