The first MPS album by Hans Koller – the greatest German saxophonist of the postwar era! Koller had an amazing sound that grabbed the ears of American audiences right away – even as wartime uneasiness towards German imports was still riding high – and by the time of this early ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The first full album we've ever heard from Kon – and a really soulful set that follows strongly off his famous mixtapes and compilations with Amir! As on those gems, there's a very classic sound going on here – a strong love of the best moments of 70s soul, funk, and club – ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Tight early work from Lee Konitz – recorded on location at the very hospitable Storyville nightclub in Boston – a sweet setting for his angular tones on the alto! The style here is great – cutting lines that are incredibly precise, yet crafted with enough soul to keep them from ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An interesting concept record, with Konitz approaching a variety of material, much of it written by his collaborators, in wide open duet settings. Players include Jim Hall, Joe Henderson, Elvin Jones and Richie Kamuca, and on each piece, both Konitz and his companion have loads of room to ... (Jazz) read moreCD
These tracks were originally recorded at The Haig in Los Angeles in 1953 and reissued here as part of Liberty's Jazz Milestones Series. Konitz plays alto, Mulligan is on baritone, Chet Baker plays trumpet, Larry Bunker is on drums and Carson Smith and Joe Mondragon play bass. Tracks include " ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Often overlooked amidst the bigger early albums by Kool & The Gang – but a totally solid record of funky stuff that's right up there with their best work! The band is super-tight at this point, grooving along in a hard drum, heavy bass, wah wah guitar frenzy – and even the vocals ... (Soul) read moreCD
They should have called this one Kool & The Gang & The Gang – because the group get a whole lot of help from a huge range of guest stars! The project has the group back in the studio, re-recording some of their classic hits – and working with guest vocalists that include ... (Soul) read moreCD
A landmark album of funky genius – and one of the first times a batch of funky 45s had ever been so tightly sewn into a full LP! By the time of this album's release, Kool & The Gang were already underground legends – cutting it up in small clubs around the east and midwest, and ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the greatest Kool & The Gang albums ever – a monster live session that almost blows away their studio classics! The groove here is far more freewheeling and complex than some of their singles from the 70s – longer, tripped-out tunes with a definite undercurrent of jazz ... (Soul) read moreCD
Kosi really grabbed us right away with the first track on this one – a sublime vocal reading of Charles Mingus' "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" – done in a way that just features her own slow-scatting, wordless vocals over a spare electric guitar – then she held us fast with a ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Great work by a great singer – the far under-recorded Irene Kral, a lovely lady who really bridges a number of different camps in the vocal jazz world! At one level, Irene's got the coolness of a Christy or Connor, but at another, she's got a more open, swinging, and soulful style – ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
An incredible compilation of work by one of our favorite singers ever! Karin Krog hails from Norway – where during the 60s and 70s she cut some incredible records – far more than simple jazz vocal sides, a mix of words, grooves, and fusiony touches, the likes of which have never been ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
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Adam Kromelow/Raviv Markowitz/Jason Burger —
Krom ... CD Krommusic, 2014. Used ...
Kronos Quartet/Kimmo Pohjonen/Samuli Kosminen —
Uniko ... CD Ondine (Germany), 2007. Used ...
Gene Krupa and Gerry Mulligan – hardly a pairing that we would have thought of – but one that works surprisingly well here, and which showcases Mulligan's increasing fascination for larger group settings! The album features Gene on drums with a set of players that include Kai Winding, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A beautifully bright album from pianist Steve Kuhn – a superb 1986 session that matches his work on the keys with bass from Ron Carter and drums from Al Foster! The trio have a soulful swing right from the start – a vibe that you don't always hear on other albums from Kuhn, and which ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A contemporary combo, but one who hit the style of classic sound library funk right on the money – with a killer approach that makes the album bristle like a vintage set all the way through! And trust us on this – these guys aren't "retro" or going for some sort of easy 60s ... (Sound Library) read moreCD
One of the few albums that drummer Pete LaRoca ever made as a leader – and a gem through and through! LaRoca had a touch on the drums that was unlike anyone else – free, but never "out" – and in a flowing, progressive style that pointed the way towards the sound of jazz ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A stunning reinvention of the music of Charles Mingus – still very much with all the fire and spirit of the great one's original intent – but taken to new territory here in the hands of Frank Lacy! Lacy is every bit the same sort of visionary leader as Mingus – and although he ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Steve Lacy in one of his greatest modes – working here in a style influenced heavily by Thelonious Monk – one that not only made Lacy one of the first interpreters of Monk's music on saxophone, but also gave his modernist impulses a great sense of focus over the years! The album's an ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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Steve Lacy —
Rent ... CD Cavity Search, 1997. Used 2 CDs ...
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Steve Lacy —
Shots ... CD Musica/Hat Art (Switzerland), 1977. Used ...
One of the most subtle, soulful Steve Lacy albums of the 70s – an obscure set recorded for the Musica label, with a vibe that's a bit like "solo Lacy – plus"! The approach has Steve crafting these lovely spare soprano sax lines – often somewhat spacious, with a style ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Steve Lacy Double Sextet —
Clangs ... CD Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1992. Used ...
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Steve Lacy/Daniel Humair/Anthony Cox —
Work ... CD Sketch (France), 2002. Used ...
No need to just restrict this sweet little set to headphone-only listening – because the sound is so bold and proud, it really should be loud – blasted out of speakers that really make the most of the bassy bottoms and the far-reaching vocals from Lady Daisey! The Lady's a blue-eyed ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
A Dolphy record in sound and spirit – and one of the best Oliver Lake albums we've heard from this time! The tunes are either Eric Dolphy classics, or Lake originals with a very Eric-like approach – and they get great handling by a quintet that knows how to still swing heavily, even ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Early work from La Lupe – but a set that already shows the highly dynamic style that would make her a real standout in 60s Latin music! A number of the tracks here are listed as "rock" in the rhythms – which doesn't exactly mean that Lupe's singing rock music, but already ... (Latin) read moreCD
One of the first albums ever by this legendary jazz vocal group! LHR do the incredible – and create a set of vocal renditions of standards by the Basie band, putting jazzy lyrics in to replace the instrumental solos, but keeping the same vibe as the original tracks. The sound and approach ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A great record – and easily one of Harold Land's best! The session brings Land in from the west coast, and records him in New York with his regular rhythm combo that included the great Amos Trice on piano, Clarence Jones on bass, and Joe Peters on drums. But, added to that quartet is the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Beautifully-crafted work from the quintet of pianist Mathias Landaeus – played here with a depth of soul and joyous bounce that's almost timeless! Landaeus is very much in the spirit of his counterparts on the Moserobie label here – working in a unique mode that's straight, but which ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the Last Poets greatest albums – and one of their most sophisticated as well! Gone are the rough-hewn rhymes of the group's first album, and in their place are better arranged, more thought-out tracks that mix in a wealth of musical influences – and which expand the group's ... (Soul) read moreCD
Wonderful late 50s work by Yusef Lateef – played in that "jazz exotic" style he was using to perfect form at the time, a mixture of the lyrical hard bop of the Horace Silver group, with some of the more spare and eastern styles used by groups like the early Sun Ra Arkestra. The ... (Jazz) read moreCD