Dee Daniels is the kind of singer who really takes us back to our precious time spent in jazz clubs on the south side of Chicago a few decades back – during the days when the old school jazz singer seemed to be a dying breeed, as few labels really understood how to capture their genius or ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
An early session from German pianist Wolfgang Dauner – one with a sound that's every bit as great as you'd expect from the title! The "dream talk" component here is one that comes from Dauner's gentle, yet modern approach to the keys – one that's clearly learning lessons from ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Killer work from Betty Davis – one of the most impressive female funk talents ever! If you ever needed a definition of funk, this record may well be it – snapping drums, sharp-edged guitars, and sex-filled basslines that slink and slide all over the bottom of the grooves – a ... (Soul) read moreCD
(Digipack has some edge wear. Barcode has a cutout hole.)
A record that's virtually the blueprint for the sound of Hammond organ and tenor sax in soul jazz– the first of Eddie Lockjaw Davis' great run of cookbook albums for Prestige! The record features Lockjaw's gutsy tenor in a group alongside Jerome Richardson's lighter flute – both ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Eddie Lockjaw Davis —
Oh Gee ... CD Jasmine (UK), 1967. Used 2 CDs ...
Just Sold Out!
Eddie Lockjaw Davis & Johnny Griffin —
Tenor Scene ... CD Prestige/OJC, 1961. Used ...
Lockjaw and Griff were a mighty team together – and their records from the 60s cook with incredible intensity. This great set was recorded at Minton's Playhouse in Harlem, on January 6, 1961 – as part of a marathon live session that was a big seller for Prestige. The group's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Wow! An incredible collection of seminal recordings from one of the most important figures in modern music! All of Miles' recordings fro the Prestige label in one place, bound up in a well annotated box, and given a complete discography and lots of excellent photos. It's almost too much ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Includes original book and box. Box has a small spot of sticker remnants.)
Quite an interesting slice of Miles Davis – live material from the brief time when Sonny Stitt was working with the Davis group in 1960! The pairing of Miles & Sonny has been heard a bit more famously (although still relatively obscurely) on a similar live set from Sweden, recorded ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Four sides of long improvised grooves from Miles Davis – a set that's quite similar to the classic studio album Bitches Brew, but which captures the sound in more open live setting! Each track on each side is named "Wednesday Miles", "Thursday Miles", and so on – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Japanese electric Miles, featuring 2 long tracks – "Zimbabwe" and "Gondwana" – spread out over the course of a sweet double live set! The album gives Miles and the group plenty of room to groove and stretch out – hitting notes that are both funky and noisy, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A key point in the development of the Miles Davis sound of the 60s – his first album to feature work from Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams – augmented by some equally nice work on other tracks from Victor Feldman and Frank Butler! The sound here is beautifully spare – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A much different album than you might expect from the cover – hardly the funky 70s set implied by the Big Fun-styled cover – and instead a lost slice of work from his groundbreaking late 60s years! The set was recorded in 1967, but unissued until Miles late 70s time away from the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of our favorite records ever from trombonist Steve Davis – a live date recorded at Smalls, and one that lets him stretch out a lot more than most of his studio albums! The setting is wonderful – an open-ended, easygoing quintet with great piano from Larry Willis – and a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Dayton ... CD United Artists/EMI (UK), 1980. Used ...
The first album by this excellent 80s groove ensemble – and a key part of the Ohio funk scene of the end of the 70ss! Forget the more famous funk acts you may know from Ohio, because Dayton's Dayton (can we say that?) were one of the sweetest, smoothest, tightest funk acts to come out of the ... (Soul) read moreCD
Basement soul grooves that reach for the cosmos from Dayton Flic – a project that started in the early 80s Ohio scene – and is only now seeing the light of day! Takin' You Back To The Music Suite features tracks that were recorded in the post disco early 80s – spacey soul tunes ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
(CD comes in a mini LP style cardboard slip sleeve.)
DDJ (Julien Desprez/Yann Joussein/Benjamin Doustey —
DDJ ... CD Umlaut, 2008. Used ...
This is the 2nd volume of groovy tracks pulled from the 60's and 70's French comedies of Louis De Funes – like Rabbi Jacob, Pouic-Pouic, La Zizanie, and Le Petit Baigneur. The music on this volume was mostly written by Vladimir Cosma, but there's also some contributions by Georges Garvarentz ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
The first post-Tommy Boy De La Soul album – and it's a winner! We've been on board with De La throughout their long career – anyone with open ears must know that even their spottiest records (and this is NOT one of those) feature at least a handful of treasure tracks. Grind Date is ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
An early 60s Italian tale of love between a boy, a girl, and a shark – scored here with some great exotic elements from Francesco De Masi! The approach is slightly in the mode of the early exotica scene in late 50s US – more conventional charts mixed with just a few island-styled ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A much-needed look at a near-lost chapter of Blossom Dearie's career – the wealth of music she released on her own Daffodil label during the 70s and 80s! After some great records on Verve, Capitol, and Fontana, Blossom made a surprising move and started up her own small label – issuing ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
2 lesser-known sides of Blossom Dearie – both recorded in Paris in the 50s! The first 8 tracks on the set are from a rare 10" session recorded in 1955 – one that features Blossom only at the piano, not singing, but swinging in a solid trio format. Tracks on that session include ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
The heavy groove of Deep Purple continues – in a style that's a bit more song-focused and guitar-led than the group's debut – but still pretty darn great nonetheless! Some of the rumbling bass of before has been toned down a bit, but that leaves plenty of space for more jamming guitar ... (Rock) read moreCD
An unusual set for organist Joey De Francesco – because he not only plays his usual Hammond, but also sings a bit as well! Joey's vocal style is surprisingly great – kind of that honest male mode that came up in the farther reaches of the 50s – the way a musician might croon in a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the best Buddy DeFranco albums from the 50s – an open-ended session that features a quartet with Sonny Clark on piano, and some longer tunes than usual! Buddy blows it wonderfully warm – taking the clarinet to places not imagined in the decade before – and working with ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Newly serious work from Demetrius – a record that has him shedding some of the rock idol mode of previous albums, and moving into slightly mature male pop! Arrangements are by Georges Lupin, who brings a bit of drama to the mix with fuller strings and woodwinds – which really helps ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Dengue Fever not only Escape From Dragon House on this second album – they also escape any knee-jerk attempts to write them off as a novelty group – here delivering a groovy update of the 60s & 70s Cambodian rock vibe! Dengue Fever may be an LA combo, but they do the fun Cambodian ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Sandy Dennison —
Jazzed! ... CD Sandy Dennison Records, 2007. Used ...