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
One of the rarest albums by the guitar jazz great Tal Farlow! The set's one of Tal's best for Verve (although they're all pretty darn good), and it features his edgey guitar in a west coast rhythm trio with Claude Williamson on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Stan Levey on drums. The titles are ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Tremendous guitar work from the great Tal Farlow – easily one of our favorite jazz guitarists ever, and a player with a wonderful sense of tone and timing! This early album has Tal declaring himself loudly and firmly – using a style that's got some slightly raspy edges, and which is a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Reissue of two of Art Farmer's beautiful albums for Atlantic from the mid 60s! Both records have Farmer playing with modernist-oriented backing – one group is Jim Hall, Steve Swallow, and Walter Perkins; the other is Swallow, Steve Kuhn, and Pete LaRoca. As could be expected, these players ... (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
Dick Farney was a rich-voice singer whose talents spanned many generations of Brazilian music – as you'll hear in this package that collects work from Farney's EMI/Odeon recordings of the late 50s, plus other sides that were issued in the 70s. Farney's a bit like Tony Bennett – a ... (Brazil) read moreCD
On the floor and on the couch with Fatback – a record that's split into a "hot funk" side and a "mellow madness" one! The hot funk set continues the bass-heavy grooves that Fatback were famous for at the time – long jammers that take a 70s funk aesthetic into 80s ... (Soul) read moreCD
Raising Hell indeed – as Fatback were really burning up the dancefloor by the time of this set, well earning the demonic sexy image on the cover! The set's brimming over with great funky disco numbers – and includes the group's two classics "Do The Bus Stop" and "Spanish ... (Soul) read moreCD
Their 4th album (as if you couldn't guess from the title)! The tracks are a bit shorter than on the earlier releases, but that doesn't stop them from being some of the greatest prog rock stuff of the 70's. Cuts include "Krautrock", "Sad Skinhead", "Giggy Smile", and ... (Rock) read moreCD
Crazy rhythms, joyous postpunk, frenetically catchy melodies – and to put it all simply, one of the best albums of its time! The jittery guitars by Glenn Mercer and Bill Million pretty much pave the way for indie rock guitar for the 2 decades to come, all of the oddball additional percussion ... (Rock) read moreCD
Although Victor Feldman's work in the US was usually pretty snoozy, his career in his native London found him to be one of the cornerstone's of the city's emerging bop scene – as you'll hear on these 1956 sessions, cut in the company of players like Jimmy Deuchar, Derek Humble, Tubby Hayes, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Classic work from Victor Feldman – recorded in his native England, and way better than any of his US work from the time! Vic's surrounded here by great players – working in a sextet, quintet, and big band, all staffed with some of Britain's best players of the time, including Jimmy ... (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
Very groovy stuff from Nino Ferrer – France's answer to the 60s beat group scene that was shaking big in Britain and Germany! Ferrer has a style that's greatly influenced by American R&B singers, and he's backed by a tight little combo that has a hard Hammond and guitar sound that works ... (French) read moreCD
Fantastic! Easy Tempo scores again with this beautiful rerelease/repackaging of Gianni Ferrio's lost score for the film Una Farfalla Con Le Ali Insanguinate. The music has lots of spare spooky keyboards, with a slow building sound that's similar to Francis Lai's best soundtrack work, and a warm ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
An incredible batch of Brazilian fusion – cut by keyboardist Manfredo Fest, and one of the few records he ever waxed in the US during the 70s! The record mixes Fest's soaring Brazilian groove with a tight soulful set of arrangements by Jerry Peters – a bit club-oriented, with a similar ... (Brazil) read moreCD
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
(Promotional CDr copy with full artwork & punch through barcode.)
An overlooked killer from First Circle – the only album ever cut by this obscure Brooklyn group, and a sweet set of 80s groove all the way through! There's a tight bounce to the whole record – thanks in part to production from Randy Muller, who gives the set the same focus and energy ... (Soul) read moreCD
Nothing super-intense, but a great solo moment from Lisa Fischer – a vocalist who'd previously worked with Luther Vandross and The Rolling Stones, and who steps out on her own in this classic early 90s set! The music's got a bouncy approach to soul that reflects Lisa's professional roots ... (Soul) read moreCD
Classic duets between Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – done in a sweet mode that only could have been handled by Verve in the 50s! Backings are in a nice small combo mode – with Armstrong on both trumpet and vocals – and Ella and Louis carry most of the set with their great ... (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
David Fiuczynski & Rufus Cappadocia —
Kif ... CD FuzeLicious, 2003. Used ...
(Deep Funk) CD
Five (Shorty Rogers, Pete Jolly, Mel Lewis, & othe —
Five ... CD RCA (Spain), Mid 50s/1996. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
The Five was a nom-du-session for this west coast group featuring tenorist Bill Perkins, trumpeter Conte Candoli, and pianist Pete Jolly – over a set of arrangements and compositions by Shorty Rogers. Rogers was always one of the best of the west coast arrangers, and this set shows his ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Wonderful doo wop work from The Five Keys – easily one of our favorite vocal groups of the 50s, and a quintet who always seemed to be a cut above most of their contemporaries! The group have a sound that's equally well suited to ballads and jumpers – and since they made their biggest ... (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
A double album from Roberta & Peabo – with some nicely recorded tracks from a gig at The Holiday Star Theater in Merrillville, IN (not too far south of Chicago) in the dawn of the 80s – and some tight studio material, too! It's got a some terrific live versions of some of the ... (Soul) read moreCD
A key 70s session from Tommy Flanagan – a record that showed that he was still one of the most fluid and soulful players of his generation! The album has Flanagan working only with the bass of George Mraz – in a drum-less format with even less structure than usual, a perfect setting ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great title for this one – given the extremely poetic sound of Tommy Flanagan on the piano! For years, Tommy's had a great talent for being as bopper, yet as sensitive as a mellower, more lyrical player too – a brilliant combination that shows up instantly in the first few notes of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
This is a fantastic album! French pianist Raymond Fol leads a group that includes American and European players of the Clarke-Boland Big Band mode, like Johnny Griffin, Jimmy Woode, and Fats Sadi, plus American Art Taylor on drums – and he's come up with a swinging take on Vivaldi's Four ... (Jazz) read moreCD