Very hip work from a young Jimmy Heath – a relative newcomer to the scene at this point, but breaking out with a firm conception and tone, exercised strongly here in a set of large group arrangements worked out in collaboration with Tom McIntosh. McIntosh's work in this format is well known ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great later set from The Heath Brothers – proof that the family stayed plenty darn hip into their older years! Although issued by Concord, there's a nicely soulful bent to the record – some slightly angular modern moments, inflected with a lot of warmth on the solos – not just ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Roger Heaton & Corrado Canonici —
Cassandra ... CD Capstone, 1998. Used ...
Killer soul from Heatwave – a tight little group who definitely made the UK proud at the end of the 70s! The album's a bit more obscure than the group's first few, but the sound is very much the same – a warmly grooving approach that's neither too disco, nor too sleepy – always ... (Soul) read moreCD
Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid —
Tongues ... CD Domino, 2006. Used ...
Another rewarding collabo between muscular avant jazz drummer Steve Reid and electronics manipulator Kieran "Fourtet" Hebden – a pretty heavily rhythmic and catchy batch of improvisations recorded live over 2 days in early 2006! There's a surprising symmetry between Reid's drums ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the hippest albums from the funky empire that includes Poets Of Rhythm and The Whitefield Brothers – a set of Afro-exotic grooves that really blows our minds – and which opens the group up into whole new territory! There's echoes of Mulatu, Salah Ragab, and other older exotic ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
The debut full length from Heliocentrics – the cosmic funk project from Malcolm Catto and a tasteful group of players – touching on funky drummer hip hop beatcraft, hazy psychedelia, leftfield jazz and global accented grooves! The Heliocentrics have backed DJ Shadow on occasion, and ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Jonas Hellborg —
Word ... CD Axiom, 1991. Used ...
Massive work from Eddie Henderson – 2 spaced-out jazz classics that put him right up there with Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock for pure 70s genius! The set kicks off with the very cosmic Realization – a tripped-out set with Herbie on keyboards, Pat Gleeson on Arp and moog, Bennie ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Classic early work by Joe Henderson – very well titled with the use of "mode", given the new sound and new direction Henderson was taking his tenor in the 60s! The album's got Joe working at the head of an all-great lineup that includes Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Cedar Walton, and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of Joe Henderson's greatest albums ever – a real treasure from his electric years at Milestone Records, and a set that showed he really had a lot more to offer for the scene of the 70s! The sound here is quite different than Joe's earlier work for Blue Note – a style that's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A rare early session as a solo act by vocalist Jon Hendricks – recorded at the time when he was first making waves with Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross – but proof that Jon always sounded a lot hipper on his own! The style here is quite different from the vocalese of LHR, and Hendricks is ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
The Jimi Hendrix Experience at their most classic! Tripped out bluesy cosmic rock ferocity and great songs, too – firing on all cylinders here on the middle record of their ultra epic three LP series of unimpeachable greatness. Titles include "EXP", "Up From The Skies", ... (Rock) read moreCD
Ernie Henry was a fantastic alto player who only cut a rare few albums before his untimely death. Most folks will know him from his great work on a few Monk sessions – but this album features tracks that were the last the Henry cut as a leader, done in late 1957 shortly before he passed away. ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Henry Cow —
Unrest ... CD Virgin/East Side Digital, 1974. Used ...
Features the quintet lineup of Frith, Hodgkinson, Greaves, Cutler, and Cooper, and including "Bittern Storm Over Ulm", "Deluge", "Linguaphonie", and "Ruins". (Rock) CD
(Out of print.)
Hera with Hamid Drake —
Seven Lines ... CD Multikulti Project (Poland), 2013. Used ...
Hera is Waclaw Zimpel, Pawel Postaremczak, Ksawery Wojcinski, Raphael Roginski, Maciek Cierlinski and Pawel Szpura. (Jazz) CD
Broadway tunes, but some very hip ones – thanks to mightily swinging work from the Woody Herman group of the 60s! Many of the numbers here are familiar ones pulled from big shows of the 1950s and early 60s – but Herman and crew change things up wonderfully by using the tunes as lively ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A dual purpose live document of the Hiero's Full Circle tour – a DVD tour film and live CD! The DVD includes footage from across the US on the collective's 04 trek – featuring performances from the whole gang, including Del, Casual, Souls Of Mischief and Pep Love – plus guest ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
The last remaining treasures from Andrew Hill's legendary years at Blue Note Records – a 3CD collection of incredible work from the late 70s, most of which has never been issued before! 6 of the collection's 31 tracks once appeared on the short-lived One For One reissue in the mid 70s – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A real stroke of genius from pianist Andrew Hill – and a surprising one too! After an initial legacy of groundbreaking experimental sides for Blue Note, Hill returns to his "grass roots" on this excellent session of straight ahead, fairly funky, soul jazz piano tunes! In the notes ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A really great set of later southern soul from Eddie Hinton – recorded at Muscle Shoals with a nice 70s take on the classic 60s style of the genre – with powerful vocals from Hinton! The record's surprisingly rootsy for the time – and Eddie sings in a wonderful mode that has ... (Soul) read moreCD
Nyou ... CD WMO (Spain), 2005. Used ...
A wonderful tribute to the legendary Marion Brown – and a surprisingly jazzy, surprisingly sensitive record from His Name Is Alive! The group really get at our favorite part of Brown's genius here – that second chapter of his work after the more harder-edged recordings – a time ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An excellent collection of early work recorded under Johnny Hodges' name in the early years – sessions from 1938 and 1939 that were originally issued on 78s, but presented here in a sweet 50s LP with a classic cover image from William Steig! The tracks are a great assortment of small group ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)
OK, so the title's a bit misleading – as Hodges never used to be "Duke", just played with him – but the record's a great one – really sharp set of standards from the mid 50s, played with a tightly moving focus! The small group settings includes Ellingtonians, plus the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Dave Holland —
Ones All ... CD Vera Bra/Intuition (Germany), 1995. Used ...
A solo set from Dave Holland, with 11 tracks in all, including "Homecoming", "Three Step Dance", "Pork Pie Hat", "Jumpin' In", "Reminiscence", "Me PC", "Little Girl I'll Miss You", "Cashel", "Blues For CM", ... (Jazz) read moreCD