An album of radio broadcast material – but still an excellent collection of work by one of the greatest tenor players ever! Tubby's solos are a lot stronger than you'd expect for the average broadcast gig – as you'll hear on these tracks that date from 1957 through 1972, and which ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Tubby Hayes —
Tubbs ... CD Fontana (UK), 1961. Used ...
One of the first Fontana albums by British tenor giant Tubby Hayes – and a well-rounded session with many great elements! About half the tracks feature Tubby on tenor, with a quartet that includes Terry Shannon, Jeff Clyne, and Bill Eyden – in the hard-hitting bop style of his earlier ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Incredible work by saxophonist Tubby Hayes – 2 live dates recorded at the club of his former partner Ronnie Scott – both of them with surprisingly great sound and magnificent solo work by Tubby! The quality of the album is way way better than just a regular live at at Ronnie Scott's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Lost live material from one of Tubby Hayes' hippest later groups – a quartet with drummer Tony Levin, who really helps to open up Tubby's sound on the set! Hayes plays both flute and tenor on the record – and although the tunes are all standards, they're taken at extremely long takes ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Graham Haynes —
BPM ... CD Knitting Factory, 1999. Used ...
A sharp, exciting improv trio set on the always strong Engine label – featuring Stephen Haynes on trumpet, coronet, flugelhorn and mutes, Warren Smith on drums, percussion, marimba and voice, and Joe Morris on electric guitar – on a great little Brooklyn session! Haynes was a student ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Get ready to discover a whole new world of disco you've never heard before – South Korean grooves from the late 70s, courtesy of the lovely Hee Sisters – a soulful trio to match the best American female dancefloor acts of the time! The Hee Sisters sing predominantly in Korean, and work ... (Soul) read moreCD
If this is reality, lead us onward – as the set is a mindblowing batch of trippy psych-funk from The Heliocentrics – even more offbeat and experimental than before, in ways that make the combo the true heirs to the legacy first begun by Stark Reality! The album's definitely funky at ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
A mindblowing collaboration between The Heliocentrics and underground film legend Melvin Van Peebles – a set that has the group serving up some madly trippy grooves, while Melvin speaks and sings some wisdom of his own! Van Peebles already blew our minds years ago with his insane soundtrack ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
Compelling work from Caroline Henderson – a singer who's definitely got her own voice – or more appropriately, a range of different voices that change things up here from track to track! At some level, Henderson comes from an older, torchier style of jazz – but at another, more ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
We love Joe Henderson's 70s sides, and though this is reaching the end of the decade, it still smokes. Joe sounds great, with his raw edge still intact, playing nice far reaching solos that never leave the pocket. The set opens with "Y Todavia La Quiero", a nice groover with a feel like ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A rare bossa treat – and one of the best albums ever recorded by jazz vocalist Jon Hendricks! The album came out only briefly, at the start of the bossa craze in the US – and it features Hendricks singing a batch of tracks popularized by Joao Gilberto, translated into English, and ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Luiz Henrique & Walter Wanderley —
Popcorn ... CD Verve (Japan), 1969. Used ...
An excellent collaboration between two of Verve's best Brazilian artists of the late 60s – the groovy organist Walter Wanderley, and the breezy breathy vocalist Luiz Henrique! The set is a perfect example of the way that Verve took bossa playing and gave it a groovy production twist – ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Great work from Woody – not as funky as some of his other 70s albums, but still a really excellent album with a much better sound than you'd expect! The group's filled with young hip players – most of whom we don't know, but who play with a lot of soul – and even Woody's pretty ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Patrick Hernandez looks a bit silly on the cover here – almost like some 70s reject for the role of Doctor Who – but the album's got a tight disco groove that's right in keeping with his other work from the time, and with the French club scene from which he sprang! Some of the best ... (Soul) read moreCD
The best set yet from Atlanta singer Heston – whose warm, emotive voice and timelessly crafted style has long put him in the upper tier of independent soul artists for the better part of decade leading up to this excellent album! The songs are are supremely catchy and brilliantly draw from ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
A great little album of southern funk from the 70s – cut by the team that provided musical backing on many of the classic Hi Records sessions from the time! The groove is a bit different than usual for Hi – not compressed, burning deep soul – but tight, funky, and flanged-out ... (Soul) read moreCD
Vocalist Al Hibbler gets some of the coolest backings of his career – some great arrangements from the young Gerald Wilson, who makes the music swing in ways that Al never got back in the 50s! The tune's got a sharp, soulful sparkle that really comes from Wilson's great charts – ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Two lost groovers from the mid 60s jazz catalog of Atlantic Records! Soulero is a very groovy session of piano trio material, recorded in Chicago by the city's "great white hope" of the 60s: pianist Eddie Higgins. The set was recorded for the Dunwich production group (who gave the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A classic deep soul set from ZZ Hill – done for the Mankind label, with production from Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Williams and Quin Ivy – recorded down at Muscle Shoals, with a sound that's one of the best that Hill ever received! There's a rootsy, personal feel to most of the ... (Soul) read moreCD
An underground set from early 70s Stax Records – the only set cut back in the day by Ernie Hines – a really great singer who works here with a blend of southern soul and sweet harmony modes! The album's got a pretty laidback vibe, which is great – almost in the same space as The ... (Soul) read moreCD
Kim Hiorthoy —
Melke ... CD Smalltown Supersound (Norman Island), 2007. Used ...
One of the few American albums by Jutta Hipp – a key figure in the German jazz scene of the postwar years, recording here at the Hickory House in New York! The album's a trio date, but it's got more than enough modern energy to warrant inclusion in the Blue Note 1500 series of the 50s – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Forget the stupid name – because this is a great set! The album was recorded in Germany during the mid 90s, but with a very groovy feel that sounds like some of the classic Verve and Blue Note sides from the 60's! There's a cool vibes/piano sound, and some of the cuts have guest vocals by ... (Jazz) read moreCD