A great record – and on that hardly ever shows up on the radar screen of Gil's career! The session was recorded with a very hip group that includes Billy Harper on tenor and flute, Elvin Jones and Alphonze Mouzon on drums, Joe Beck on electric guitar, and Herb Bushler on Fender bass. The ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Very drawn-out, open-ended work from Gil Evans – some great longer tracks recorded live in Tokyo in the mid 70s – with a group that features electric touches from Gil on keyboards and Ryo Kawasaki on guitar – plus bold horns from Lew Soloff and Kunitoshi Shinohara on trumpets, Tom ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Gil Evans & Lee Konitz —
Heroes ... CD Verve/Remark, 1980. Used ...
Peven Everett gets taken to a whole new level – as Timmy Regisford and Adam Rios step in to offer up a remixed version of his Beyond The Universe album! The core record is already one of Peven's most house-heavy albums – but in the hands of the mixers, it really hits the dancefloors ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
A warm batch of instrumental beats and atmospherics from Express Rising – and a much-anticipated second project from funk archivist Dante Carfagna! Dante's a name you probably know best from his work writing liner notes or Wax Poetics – and helping out in countless important ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
A partnership between US indie guitarists Ian Egelson and Alex Minoff of Golden – with Onyango Wuod Omari and the late Otieno Jagwasi of Nairobi based benga band Orchestra Extra Solar Africa – for an lightly funky, deeply melodic blend of hypnotic tunes! It's a true partnership – ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
The second long player by The Faces – and one of their best! The group hits a real peak on Long Player, balancing real emotional grit with their unrivaled rock swagger – and they're just flat out fierce on the best songs here! On one hand, there grooving along so loosely that it ... (Rock) read moreCD
The third album from The Faces and a straight up masterpiece of charismatic, sweaty, swaggery early 70s rock and roll! We were pretty late in acknowledging the badassery of Rod Stewart during this period, both solo and with The Faces, and boy does this record ever sound amazing to us now! The ... (Rock) read moreCD
A later one from Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and The Faces – coming at a time when Rod was ready to bust out and be a superstar on his own – but the group still had one more amazing album together in Ooh La La! A great mix of trademark ragged rockers – plus a few tighter, less ... (Rock) read moreCD
Incredible work from one of the key groups in the early soul years! The Falcons were a Detroit based combo that had a monumental impact on the transition from doo wop to group soul – as they sung with a sound that really hinted at the coming years of southern soul, with a raw, honest, almost ... (Soul) read moreCD
Haunting sounds from the Chicago scene – a mix of modern chamber jazz and more avant composition – played by a group with a very unusual texture overall! The lineup features clarinetist James Falzone in the lead – working with drums and percussion from Tim Mulvenna, plus bassoon, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Nice set that brings together some of Georgie's later jazz vocal tracks for Columbia/CBS – most of which are a lot more far-reaching than his earlier "beat group" recordings. Some of the material has a bit more of a rockish feel, and other stuff has more of a trippy sound, but at ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Georgie Fame/Annie Ross/Hoagy Carmichael —
In Hoagland ... CD Bald Eagle/DRG, 1981. Used ...
A key 70s moment of pride for the New York Latin scene – and one of a number of crucial live sets cut by the legendary Fania All Stars! The group were invited to play a three day music festival in Zaire in 1974 – timed to coincide with the Rumble In The Jungle Ali/Foreman fight – ... (Latin) read moreCD
A great little return to form for Tal Farlow – his first recording in a decade, and a rare Prestige side that features a groovy quartet with John Scully on piano, Jack Six on bass and Alan Dawson on drums. There's a different vibe here than Tal's work for Verve – a bit more open, but ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A seminal session as a leader by the young Art Farmer – recorded for United Artists, and a great set of tight lyrical tunes, played by Farmer in his sparkling style – in a group along with Benny Golson on tenor and Bill Evans on piano. Evans is a special treat here, as the 1958 session ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the most magical records ever from this legendary group – a set that swings as hard and soulfully as some of their previous sessions, yet also has a sharper, more modern vibe as well! Of course, this latter aspect is no surprise – once you realize that a young Grachan Moncur is ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the best albums ever by this crack soul jazz combo – the mighty Jazztet, an early 60s group led by Art Farmer and Benny Golson! The set was recorded in Chicago, and it features the group hard-grooving through some really well-arranged numbers – lively tunes with a snapping, in-th ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sharp-edged live work from Victor Feldman – a set that features both vibes and piano, often with a bit more bite than usual for Vic! The material was recorded live at Ronnie Scotts in 1964 – and the group's a trio on all numbers – with Feldman on vibes and piano, plus Rick Laird ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great introduction to the awesomely funky music of Hilton Felton – an artist who's got a heck of a lot to offer, and who issued some amazing albums on his own great label during the 70s! Felton's a real original – a multi-talented guy, an inspirational businessman, and an all-around ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Maynard come back! All is forgiven! We take back all the things we've ever said about you after hearing this album! The record's a jazz funk masterpiece, and it's proof that you've always had a good head on your shoulders, and were waiting for a record like this to really come into your own! ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Two great albums from a time when Maynard Ferguson was really hitting his stride – back to back on one CD! New Sounds is a really nice set, and very much in the best spirit of the excellent early 60s albums that Maynard cut for Roulette! As with those, there's some great players working in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the grooviest Italian soundtracks we've heard in years – a very cool mix of styles that has funky backings coming into play with darker passages – all topped off by a range of instrumentation that includes electric harpsichord, solo trumpet, and wah wah guitar! Some cuts hit a ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
FFWD ... CD Inter-Modo (UK), 1994. Used ...
Robert Fripp, Thomas Fehlmann, Kris Weston and Doctor Alex Paterson. (New Grooves) CD
Scott Fields Ensemble —
Fugu ... CD Geode, 1995. Used ...
(Out of print.)
Sammy Figueroa & Glaucia Nasser —
Talisman ... CD Savant, 2014. Used ...
Percussionist Sammy Figueroa has a wide range of experience, and a long history in Latin jazz – but here, he works with singer Glaucia Nasser in a really lovely set of tunes – work that both has a strong Brazilian presence, but also opens up with some wider jazz inflections as well! ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A never-heard soundtrack for a never-seen film – and a record that's every bit as funky as better-known sets from the blacksploitation era! Final Solution were a small time group from Chicago's west side in the 70s, but on this wicked little soundtrack they sparkle just as brightly as Isaac ... (Soul) read moreCD
A late session from Ella – but a nice one! The setting is bossa – as you could guess by the title – and the music is handled with a smooth west coast Brazilian approach – arrangements by Erich Bulling, and players that include Oscar Castro-Neves, Paulinho Da Costa, Alex ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Ella Fitzgerald, recorded in a nice lean setting – with mostly just the piano of Oscar Peterson to back her up, plus a bit of extra bass from Ray Brown on a few of the album's tracks! We love Fitzgerald in this mode – which is quite a change from some of her more familiar 70s work, and ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
25 rock solid tracks by this great Chicago soul group, featuring a very young Keni Burke and all of his other Burke/Stairstep siblings. Curtis Mayfield penned and produced a lot of this stuff, and the list of classic tracks includes "Hush Child", "Danger She's a Stranger", ... (Soul) read moreCD
Roberta Flack at her most masterful – balancing righteous soul at it's most spiritually resonant and more mainstream accessible melodies – from her classic years at Atlantic when she was forging a whole new sound that was a unique blend of soul, jazz, and spiritualism. Each of Roberta's ... (Soul) read moreCD
Roberta Flack sounding freshly inspired in the late 80s – her first new album in years – and it's a really strong one! The first thing that jumps out at us is how wonderful her voice continues to be –she's recognizable from the first syllable, and it's right it home with a ... (Soul) read moreCD
An amazing record from the team of Flack & Hathaway – one of the hippest duos in soul! Individually, each had taken the music to new heights and new audiences, through the use of jazzy phrasing and sophisticated lyrics, while never selling out in the way that earlier pop soul acts had ... (Soul) read moreCD
Paul Flaherty/Chris Corsano/C Spencer Yeh —
Rock In The Snow ... CD Important Records, 2006. Used Gatefold ...