Great work from one of the funkiest periods in the career of the Jazz Crusaders – that point when they first dropped the "jazz" from their name, and started moving into groovier territory! The set's a bit electric, but never as much so as their later, bigger hits – just ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the most personal and spontaneous albums ever recorded by Ivor Cutler – a live session that's done in the spirit of his quirky studio albums of the time, but one that's also recorded with a fair bit of crowd response! Ivor recites his stories and poems with spare harmonium backing ... (Rock) read moreCD
The best of a handful of albums that the one-time Prince bassist put out in the early 80s – a record that made a splash via the great Prince-penned "The Dance Electric" – possibly a blessing and a curse for AC, as Prince was so huge at the time that the record going public was ... (Soul) read moreCD
A really surprising little set from Terence Trent D'Arby – aka Sananda Maitreya – light years ahead of his mainstream pop work from the 80s! The album's got a wicked indie feel to it – rougher than you'd expect from Terence, with an earthy, homegrown groove that filled with lots ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Boogie Down Productions DJ D-Nice steps out masterfully on Call Me D-Nice – his first solo album and solid dawn of the 90s hip hop album that stands up strongly today! D-Nice doesn't attempt to carry the socio-political tone of BDP or KRS-One for the most part – "Glory" being ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A great collection of vintage work from Brazilian singer Moreira Da Silva – including a fair bit of tracks originally only issued as 78rpm singles! The collection features two CDs' worth of material from 78s, plus the full album O Tal from later in the decade – but even that is ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Playful samba from Moreira Da Silva – recording here in a nice and laidback setting, with light orchestrations behind the vocals and percussive rhythms of the album. The whole thing's got a sound that's nicely full, but still relatively earthy – in the best samba mode of the late 50s ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Early samba work from the mighty Martino Da Vila – music recorded with help from some key contemporaries in the underground scene, in the years before his big albums of the 70s! The sound here is nice and raw – and very spontaneous, too – as the artists come together in a very ... (Brazil) read moreCD
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.)
Eddie Lockjaw Davis —
Bacalao ... CD Prestige/OJC, 1959. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A pretty rare one – and one of the best albums that Eddie Lockjaw Davis ever recorded! The album takes Eddie's usual trio with Shirley Scott on organ, and adds in some extra bongos and conga – by Luiz Perez and Ray Barretto, respectively – to create a Latinized version of soul ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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 & 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
Miles Davis —
Pangaea ... CD Columbia, 1975. Used 2CD ...
Just Sold Out!
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
(Out of print.)
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
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