Recorded in the 40s, and issued only much later by Pablo Records – but a set that's very much in the best spirit of the classic Jazz At The Philharmonic performances that were issued famously by Verve! The set features two key groups – one with Charlie Parker and Sonny Criss on alto ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The groovy combo The Jazz Modes were one of the 50's strangest groups – but their work is always entertaining, and a lot more filled with soul than you'd expect! The band is fronted by French horn player Julius Watkins and saxophonist Charlie Rouse – and Rouse's pre-Monk tenor is nice ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An excellent set that's a fitting tribute to the genius of the West Coast Latin Scene! For as many years as New York's been a hot city for Latin jazz, Los Angeles has also had an excellent scene, filled with many talented players – but it's always been eclipsed in the history books because ... (Latin) read moreCD
Another batch of fine, underground sweetness from the Jedi Mind Tricks! Tracks include "Tibetan Black Magicians", "Canibus", "Blood In Blood Out", "The Rage Of Angels", "Crypt", "The Warchild Of Outerspace", "Demonwomb Interlude" ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
One of the best-ever recordings by Herb Jeffries – a smooth-toned jazz singer from the 50s, with a style that's very much in the mode of contemporaries like Al Hibbler or Billy Eckstine, with a nice cheesecake cover too! The backings are what make this set great – as Russ Garcia has ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A beautiful set of symphonic tracks based around the work of Antonio Carlos Jobim – work that stretches back to the 50s, up through 60s bossa nova, and even includes some of Jobim's more complicated orchestrations from the 70s! The music is done in the arch-baroque style of other titles on ... (Brazil) read moreCD
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Antonio Carlos Jobim —
Wave ... CD CTI/A&M, 1967. Used ...
A stunning mix of talents that brings the heavenly piano and guitar of Antonio Carlos Jobim into play with the lush, but light arrangements of Claus Ogerman – a swirling mix of post-bossa loveliness that redefines Jobim's sound, and opens up new avenues for exploration in sound! The ... (Brazil) read moreCD
David Johansen —
In Style ... CD Blue Sky/American Beat, 1979. Used ...
David Johansen's second post-New York Dolls solo record – and the first one where he really sheds the feral rock vibe – but with Mick Ronson on board as co-producer, it's still got plenty of pomp! David would go on to take many creative detours – but in this first real stretch, ... (Rock) read moreCD
An incredible album from Angela Johnson – a set that's way more than the simpler soul of her roots – and which has Johnson emerging as a tremendous new force in contemporary soul! The album's something of a "producer" set – as Angela wrote most of the tracks, and ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Amazingly great early material George recorded for Mercury – filled with great tunes that sometimes get lost amidst the reissue market, a very nicely done 2 CD set that contains a total of 48 tracks in all! The cuts are drawn from the period when George was still nursing his Hank Williams ... (Rock) read moreCD
Amazingly great early material George recorded for Mercury – filled with great tunes that sometimes get lost amidst the reissue market, a very nicely done 2 CD set that contains a total of 51 tracks in all! The cuts are drawn from the period when George was still nursing his Hank Williams ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
One of Hank's few non-trio sets as a leader – and a great set of hardbop tunes that features work by Donald Byrd, Jerome Richardson, Herbie Mann, and Kenny Clarke. The horns add in a lot more than you get on the usual Jones album – taking Hank's piano into firey territory that shows he ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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Hank Jones/Milt Hinton/Bobby Rosengarden —
Trio ... CD Chiaroscuro, 1977. Used ...
One of the most stormin albums by this legendary hardbop drummer! The album features Philly leading a crack group of arch-modern boppers – like Bil Barron, Blue Mitchell, Julian Priester, and Sonny Clark – and the appearance of Barron especially is very welcome! The tracks are short, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
We've never seen an original pressing of "Volume 2" of this LP, so we're assuming this is a Japanese-only vinyl issue of outtakes from those sessions. The original side's a very swingin', very groovy early album from Quincy – a big band recording, but handled with soulful touches ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Quincy turns his soul jazz arranging style to a band filled with West Coast players, and he gets them to groove a lot more than you'd expect! Players include Herb Geller, Art Pepper, Charlie Mariano, Bill Perkins, and Walter Benton. The tracks are short, with tight solo space, and most of them ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Hard swinging big band material from Sweden – a great little set that features the big band of Harry Arnold arranged by Quincy Jones! Quincy was spending a lot of time in Sweden during the mid 50s – bringing with him a host of great players that would soon become big names on the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A monster set from Mosaic, encompassing a great batch of Thad Jones' sought after smaller group work from the 50s and 60s! The set includes the hard to get Detroit New York Junction, The Magnificent Thad Jones, and The Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol 3 LPs on Blue Note, Motor City Scene on United ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the few Joyce albums ever issued in the US – a breezy outing from the end of the 80s, recorded with a bit more jazz than usual, and a number of English-language lyrics that were clearly intended to help break her into a wider market! Joyce is still very much in a comfortable setting ... (Brazil) read moreCD
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Incredibly lovely work from Joyce – quite possibly her best album in years, and a set that's filled with the same scatting brilliance we loved in her classics from the 70s and 80s! The set's done in collaboration with husband/drummer Tutty Moreno – and the pair lead a small combo with ... (Brazil) read moreCD
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Linaje ... CD Harmonia Mundi (France), 2003. Used ...
Kayne West releases his most dichotomous album to date – angular waves of sound mixed with glitzy electrofunk, autotuned confessions backed by a Nina Simone samples, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and Chief Keef singing on the same track – this is pretty challenging stuff and it's got a mood ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD