A stunning 70s set from the great Paul Desmond – one that has the tremendous alto player finding an even fresher groove than before – yet all without losing any of the class and control that made him so great in the 50s and 60s! Don Sebesky arranged the set, but most of the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great one from Devo – capping off their classic era when they could hardly do wrong! By 1981, the gentlemen Devo had been up to their collective arse in irony since the early 70s, and having made a sizable fortune for the Brothers' Warner with the ultra-ironic "Whip It" the ... (Rock) read moreCD
Sekouba Bambino Diabate —
Le Destin ... CD Popular African Music (Germany), 1992. Used ...
An early solo album from one of the greatest singers of Guinea! Born into a griot family, Sekouba Bambino Diabate is a singer by birth, but his career has witnessed him obliterate expectations – by the time he was nine he was singing professionally. His first great position was a lead ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Ramata Diakite —
Na ... CD Cobalt (France), 1999. Used ...
Fantastic Wassoulou music from southern Mali! On her first international solo release Ramata Diakite, who's previously worked with the likes of Salif Keita and Toumani Diabate, masterfully navigates the distinctive circular grooves that Wassoulou is famous for – thanks to fellow singers like ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Garry Dial & Terre Roche —
Us An'them ... CD Just Dial Roche, 2008. Used 2CD ...
A fantastic bit of work by one of the most unique players in jazz! Dickerson's got an amazing tone on the vibes, and he's working here with pianist Austin Crowe, who creates beautiful spiralling piano lines that ring out in glorious tones next to Dickerson's darker metallic ones. The album's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
This CD brings together the collection entitled Cocaine In My Brain (after his huge international hit) with nearly a dozen early tracks produced by Lee Perry, for a nice collection highlighting some tasty moments in the Ragnam Piza's career. The first half of the CD has some of the disco and funk ... (Reggae) read moreCD
One of the best records of the post-post rock 90s – the masterful Directions In Music from Bundy K Brown, Doug Sharin and James Warden – a record that will sound fresh and insistent for as long as anyone's listening to it, standing up to the passing of time as well as any other ... (Rock) read moreCD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)
A huge step forward for the mighty, expansive Exploding Star Orchestra – having recruited free jazz trumpet titan Bill Dixon as a band member and featured composer, if not the de facto leader – on this incredible second album for Thrill Jockey! The previous Exploding Star Orchestra set ... (Jazz) read moreCD
DJ Cheb I Sabbah —
MahaMaya ... CD Nation/Six Degrees, 2000. Used ...
DJ Jazzy Jeff returns – with a top shelf roster or MCs doing justice to his Philly soul reared, bedrock beatcraft – including Big Daddy Kane, Method Man, Rhymefest, Jean Grae, Kardinall Offishall, CL Smooth, Pos of De La Soul and more – underground spitters and mic icons alike! ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Dilon Djindji —
Dilon ... CD Riverboat, 2002. Used ...
Tracks include "Sometimes", "School Street", "Who We Be", Trina Moe", "We Right Here", "Bloodline Anthem", "Shorty Was Da Bomb", "Damien III", "When I'm Nothing" featuring Stephanie Mills, "I Miss You" ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Wonderful early electronic works by Tod Dockstader – with a turgid sound that's very reminiscent of some of the early French Musique Concrete recordings from the 50s. Waves of sound collide and clash, opening up dark modern soundscapes that seem to point towards an outside referent – ... (Out Sound) read moreCD
Amazing work from Eric Dolphy – a record that's come out on a number of different labels, under a number of different names – but which is one of his most perfectly-realized sessions of the 60s, and one of his most spiritual albums ever! The record features a shifting lineup of players ... (Jazz) read moreCD
From the title, to the cover, to the gritty grooves way down in the wax – this has got to be one of the funkiest Blue Note albums ever – a real landmark from the legendary Lou Donaldson! The set kicks off with a hard and heavy groove from the very first note – thanks to some ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Michel Doneda —
Not ... CD Victo (Canada), 1999. Used ...
A completely unique little session – and a record that's every bit as musically striking as you might guess from its title and cover! The date's a rare Latin-tinged one for trumpeter Kenny Dorham – a record that takes his usually smooth sound and sets it up against octet backings with ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A killer set from the Dave Douglas Quartet – a very unified sound from the lineup that features Douglas on trumpet, Chris Potter on tenor, James Genus on bass, and Ben Perowsky on drums! Working here without any piano, the four have a way of folding into a groove together beautifully – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Incredibly great work from The Dramatics – the kind of record that hits on all burners instantly, and just keeps on cooking all the way through! The set kicks off with the title funky cut "Shake It Well" – done in a mode that the group handle surprisingly well, thanks to some ... (Soul) read moreCD