A masterpiece of mellow soul and jazzy grooves from the groundbreaking Norman Connors – an album that sails to the stars on a sweet blend of mellow moments and more upbeat tracks too! The record features some crucial vocal talents from Michael Henderson and Phyllis Hyman – both ... (Soul) read moreCD
A brilliantly soulful set from Nicola Conte – a record that's got all the tight jazzy instrumentation we love in his other records, but one that's also got some wonderful vocal work as well! Singers are a perfectly-chosen batch of the best of the underground – and include Jose James, ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Great stuff by one of Motown's most hard-rolling vocal groups! The Contours are best known for their super-huge hit "Do You Love Me?" – a number that you've heard countless times, either on oldies radio stations or northern soul oriented dancefloors – but the group's got an ... (Soul) read moreCD
Junior's definitely cooking on this session – working with trumpeter Blue Mitchell at a time when both players were members of the Horace Silver Quintet – but in a groove that's somewhat different than the Silver sound overall! Junior Cook's tenor really is tremendous on the record ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Wonderful mellow work from Sam Cooke – and a set that's recorded with a sound that's very much in keeping with the "night beat" that you might expect from the title! In fact, there's not so much a "beat" as a simple easy groove – a gentle sort of "night" ... (Soul) read moreCD
A classic live album – one of the first in soul music, and a beautiful set of smooth soul tunes from Sam Cooke! Sam's singing at the high-end nitespot The Copacabana – and like many live sets performed there, this one's tailored a bit to the classy crowd at the show – but that ... (Soul) read moreCD
Smooth jazz work from guitarist Craig T Cooper – one of his indie sides from the late 80s, a nice mellow batch of tracks written, produced, and played all by Craig himself – with occasional help on vocals by Denise Stewart, and piano by Jerry Peters. Titles include "Nude ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A goofy cover, and a tribute to Alice In Wonderland, but a nice little record – one that has Chick Corea playing a wide variety of keyboards next to acoustic piano – coming up with a sound that's sometimes cosmic, sometimes spacious, but always a lot more creative than most of his ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Giles Corey is a bluesman at heart, but he plays here in a style that's got lots of soul and funk touches too – particularly in the way he works his guitar with lots of wah-wah style riffs! The record's got a contemporary blues vibe overall, but Giles definitely has a slightly different ... (Blues) read moreCD
Queensbridge-bred veteran MC Cormega returns with an ambitious twist on the "Best Of" formula, to say the least – one disc featuring classic Cormega, and disc 2 featuring contemporary live funk & R&B crew The Revelations backing Cormega! The Best Of Cormega disc includes ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Larry Coryell's lost none of his genius over the years – and this recent session still has the guitar innovator working with all the best styles we first loved in his initial recordings for Vanguard! Larry's got a tone that can be clear and clean one minute on the electric, then filled with ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Gal Costa —
Cantar ... CD Philips (Brazil), 1974. Used ...
A real moment of beauty from Gal Costa in the 70s – a set that moves away from her more experimental music of the Tropicalia generation, and yields a more personal approach overall – one that's quite similar to the best from Caetano Veloso at the time! As with Caetano during this shift ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Sublime soprano sax duets from the team of Lol Coxhill and Michel Doneda – both playing at a level that's almost more about sound overall than just notes and music – that great ear for textures and shapes that have made us love Coxhill's work since the 70s! The tracks are mostly long, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Given Hank Crawford's soulful legacy on the alto sax – one that already made him a star in Ray Charles group by the time of this LP – it would be hard to add More Soul to his bag – but that's what he's going for here, and we've gotta say that it works pretty darn well! The ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A fantastically beautiful album that strongly proves the old jazz adage "It's not the song, but the singer"! The "singer" in this case is alto player Sonny Criss – and the songs are a middle of the road batch of compositions, like "Sunny", "Willow Weep For ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Short swing based tracks recorded by French guitarist Henri Crolla in the mid 50s – originally issued on one LP and 2 45 rpm eps, and lovingly repackaged here with full notes, in a set that includes 16 tracks in all. About half the tracks feature vibes work by George Daly and piano by ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Hal Crook with John Lockwood & Bob Gullotti —
Only Human ... CD Ram (Italy), 1993. Used ...
(NOTE: This CD is missing the back tray artwork, but still contains the full booklet. Everything else is fine – just the back tray artwork is missing.)
Crosby Stills & Nash —
CSN ... CD Atlantic, 1977. Used ...
Titles include "Dark Star", "Just A Song Before I Go", "I Give You Give Blind", "In My Dreams", and "Carried Away". (Rock) CD
Crosby Stills Nash & Young —
So Far ... CD Atlantic, 1974. Used ...
Jazzy soul with plenty of warmth – a great album by this little-known group from Ohio! The combo started out as a fusion group, but then moved into some soulful territory when they picked up a vocalist – singer Ron Boustead, who gives the record a style that reminds us a lot of Average ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the few albums as a leader from Mighty Mike Cuozzo – a tight tenor player with a great sort of 50s swing! The set's the kind of no-nonsense, well-blown effort you might expect from Sonny Stitt or Seldon Powell at the time – tunes that pack in plenty over a relatively short space ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An obscure late 50s hardbop release – and a very tasty one at that! The group's strange name comes from the first few letters of the names of 4 members – drummer Jo Jo Williams, tenorist Marvin Halliday, organis Dagwood Walton, and tenorist Ron Washington. For some reason, the CD ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Warm and mellow keyboards from the great Jorge Dalto – an obscure Japanese set from the early 80s, but one that has all the spacious grooves of his US classic from the 70s! Jorge plays a range of acoustic and electric keys here – mostly in a small group setting that features guitar ... (Jazz) read moreCD