George Freeman —
Man & Woman ... CD Groove Merchant/Unidisc (Canada), 1974. Used ...
One of the more laidback albums from George Freeman's early 70s run – but still a great little set that shows the mellower side of his talents! Despite the sexy style of the cover, the sound here is relatively straight soul jazz – small combo work with Harold Mabern on acoustic piano, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great little live set from Von Freeman – and one of his best albums! Like some of his rare few sides from the 70s, this one features Von in a relaxed setting – blowing as the main lead soloist in front of a piano trio recorded at the Dakota Bar & Grill in St Paul, Minnesota, in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A wealth of rare funky jazz dance tunes! This brilliant album collects obscure work recorded in Chicago by the combo of guitarist Johnny Frigo – tunes that were originally cut for instructional records by choreographer Gus Giordano, a groundbreaking talent whose work rivaled that of greats ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Lots of dark guitar from Bill Frisell, and some dark guitar synth too – played with a colder sound than usual for ECM, but in ways that make a nice change for the label! Some of the songs have a stop/start sort of feel – almost as if they're trying to find themselves – and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A very spooky soundtrack – and one that stands out as one of the best-remembered from this important second generation of Italian horror! The record's got less of the atonal orchestrations and funk/thriller modes of a few years before – and moves into the spare, eerie quality that John ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase. Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Pop soul from Full Force – filled with plenty of influence from mainstream hip hop, but all watered down into a much more partyful groove! The group here are a bridge between the commercial funk of Prince, The Time, and other 80s acts – and some of the more beat-heavy sounds coming out ... (Soul) read moreCD
A great little record from Yazoo – almost worth the price alone for the great Robert Crumb cover art – but a real treasure considering the vintage recordings by Blind Boy Fuller underneath! The set brings together Fuller recordings from the years 1936 to 1939 – surprisingly well-r ... (Blues) read moreCD
A very unique album by Curtis Fuller – quite different than any of his other records at the time! The session has Curtis blowing on tunes from the score to Cabin In The Sky – arranged by Manny Albam, and performed by a large group that includes Freddy Hubbard, Hank Jones, and Bob ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An incredibly hip batch of tracks from Curtis Fuller – leading a group here that includes Lee Morgan, McCoy Tyner, Milt Hinton, and Roy Haynes. The vibe is straight hardbop – but there's also a darker edge than usual for a Savoy session, perhaps because of Lateef's presence on the set. ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the best non-Blue Note albums from the early years of trombone giant Curtis Fuller – a definite cooker that more than lives up to its title! At his best, Fully often played his instrument with a style that was more like a trumpet than trombone – isolated notes, sharp sense of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An instant classic the day it was released – and a perfect blending of the group's older freaked-out style with a slick late 70s funk sound that started showing up in the work of many other groups. "One Nation Under A Groove" is a monster cut with a hook that won't quit, and the LP ... (Soul) read moreCD
John Funkhouser —
Time ... CD Jazsyzygy, 2010. Used ...
A nice blend of classic funk inspiration and turntable DJ-ism from Funky Destination – the brainchild of Croatian funk head Vladimir Sivc, aka Mr. Louie! This is destination worth finding – a fresh mix of funky beats and rhythms and a richly layered sound – with funky soul guitar ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
Top Soul indeed, as Fusion is a hip Chilean funk band from the early 70s – one who take plenty of influence from American grooves, but also bring in their own soulful elements as well! The sound here is somewhere between Kool & The Gang and Banda Black Rio – with quite a bit of the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Peter Gabriel at the top of his solo game – tight, focused, and coming across with a nice sort of edge – one that really sits nicely in the same late 70s generation that includes Bowie in Berlin, early Talking Heads, and some of the darker-minded work on the left side of the mainstream ... (Rock) read moreCD
A record that some might call the last truly great Peter Gabriel album – and a key cap to his excellent initial solo run! The album's got a deeper feel than before – slightly richer colors, more spiritual themes, and arguably more of a sense of majesty – almost an echo of some of ... (Rock) read moreCD
Peter Gabriel —
So ... CD Geffen, 1986. Used ...
Titles include "Red Rain", "Sledgehammer", "Don't Give Up", "In Your Eyes", and "Big Time". (Rock) CD
ESATrio (Bill Gagliardi/Ken Filiano/Lou Grassi) —
Kenbillou ... CD Creative Improvised Music Projects, 2008. Used ...
A great later effort from the mighty Slim Gaillard – recorded with some hip swinging instrumentation that really gets his groove right! We'd pair this perfectly with Slim's 1959 album for Dot – and it's got an excellent tune unheard elsewhere – "Everything's OK In The ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
During the late 30s and early 40s, the team of Slim Gaillard and Slam Stewart cut some of the grooviest little records ever pressed on shellac! Slim had a crazy vocal style that was augmented by his tight guitar work – and Slam kept the whole thing rolling with a big warm bass, and with ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Live at Museo Emilio Greco in Orvieto Italy Umbria Jazz Winter Festival on December 31 1998, at NDR radio studios in Hamburg Germany on October 29 1998 & at Montreux Jazz Festival Switzerland July 10 1996. (Jazz) CD
Hard-rocking soul from the team of Don Gardner and Dee Dee Ford – a R&B-ish duet that burned up the Fire label with some of their great singles! This set compiles 25 tracks from those years – mostly with Dee Dee and Don switching off on lead vocals, and teaming up on the choruses ... (Soul) read moreCD
Although guitarist Hank Garland spent most of his life as an obscure Nashville studio musician – he was actually a pretty darn great jazz player, with none of the country tinges you'd expect from his other career work. This lost session, done for Columbia in 1960, is a real gem – and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Red Garland —
Solar ... CD Jazzland/OJC, 1962. Used ...
An obscure little quartet session from Red Garland – recorded with Les Spann on both guitar and flute, caught at a time when he was just starting to make waves on the New York scene! The presence of Spann gives the record a decidedly different feel than most of Garland's work on Prestige ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Soul Junction's a great title for this one – because the album's a great meeting point between 50s hard bop and some of the looser, earthier styles that were beginning to show up in the first years of soul jazz! The title track of this one is worth the price of admission alone – as Red ... (Jazz) read moreCD