A really nice album of trippy rock tracks with lots of nice folksy touches! The group's a trio, all of whom sing lead vocals from time to time – and instrumentation includes organ, harmonium, piano, percussion, guitars, electric harpsichord, mandolin, and cello – all swirling around in ... (Rock) read moreCD
An excellent album that fits in nicely with Jimmy Forrest's early 60s sides for Prestige! The set was recorded in the company of one of Forrest's hometown talents from St Louis – the great Grant Green, who was quite young at the time – as well as with Harold Mabern on piano and Elvin ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Bold clusters of sound from pianist Philip Thomas – working here on a series of very inventive compositions by Christopher Fox! Fox has a groundbreaking style that's really striking, right from the first few minutes of the CD – a way of creating almost little stories in sound, driven ... (Out Sound) read moreCD
Redd Foxx doing is thing live in '75 at the Apollo – his return to recording after 12 years without a comedy album! You Gotta Wash Your Ass was cut while Sanford & Son was still in its run – making this blue performance a gritty return to form for Foxx! It isn't as flamboyantly ... (Comedy/Spoken) read moreCD
A group with German origins, but one who also sings in English too – really soaring out over some wonderful fuzz-heavy tracks in the set! Hammond, piano, and mellotron all make key appearances here – held together by some searing guitar lines, and topped with soulful lead vocals that ... (Rock) read moreCD
Aretha's grooving sweetly here in the early 80s for Arista – on a record that's produced by none other than Luther Vandross – and it's a damn strong one, too! Aretha wasn't the first, or the last classic soul singer to embrace the 80s, but relatively few outshined their younger peers ... (Soul) read moreCD
An early 80s gem from Aretha Franklin – one of the best of her years at Arista Records, thanks to solid help in the studio from the mighty Arif Mardin! Mardin's in perfect form here – the same blend of older soul and jazzier, more sophisticated styles that he was also bringing to Chaka ... (Soul) read moreCD
2 important early Aretha Franklin albums – back to back on a single CD! Runnin Out Of Fools is the birth of Aretha Franklin's soulful sound – a real change from the jazzier sound of her first two albums for Columbia, and a set that really shows some great sides of her talents! ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the wildest of the classic Free Design albums, and one that will leave you scratching your head – thinking that these guys were either the biggest acid freaks around, or the most simplistic kiddie-minded adults you'll ever meet! We don't know what got into the water in the studio on ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A jazz set, but one with plenty of world music roots – thanks to help from a great range of guests! Daniel Freedman grounds the session nicely on drums – but the album features strong contributions from Meshell Ndegeocello on bass, Lionel Loueke on guitar and vocals, Avishai Cohen on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A rich laidback set from one of Chicago's resident legends – tenor Von Freeman! Freeman was in his early 80s by the time this set was recorded, and his warm tone sounds as good to our ears as it did on recordings from decades ago. Von really lets loose in spots, too, such as on the fiery ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Joki Freund —
Yogi Jazz ... CD L+R Records/Bellaphon (Germany), 1963. Used ...
Tremendous early work from German saxophonist Joki Freund – a player who would go onto much greater fame in the progressive years at the end of the 60s, but who already sounds plenty darn great on this early combo side from 1963! The style of the work is incredibly hip – with a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great little set from Friedman – a vastly underrated pianist who's working here as a bright young modernist in a trio with Chuck Israels on bass and Pete LaRoca on drums. The tracks have a freedom that reminds us a lot of Bill Evans' early work, with a warm lyricism that never gets too ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The lasting testament of trumpeter Tony Fruscella – a great talent whose powers only flourished briefly on vinyl, and never so brightly as on this LP! The set's a well-composed one – gently grooving numbers arranged and written by Phil Sunkel, played by Tony and a group that includes ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Tony Fruscella —
Tony's Blues ... CD Jazz Factory/Disconforme (Spain), 1952/1955. Used ...
A seminal session from Curtis Fuller – one of a handful he cut for Savoy, recorded during that late 50s/early 60s period when he seemed poised to become one of the biggest trombonists in jazz! (Whatever happened? How did he cut so many records as a leader so fast, then slide back into being ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A long overdue follow-up to Curtis Fuller's first Blues-Ette session for Savoy – one that was recorded 34 years after the original! The passage of time hasn't dampened the genius of the players, though – as Fuller's still tremendously in charge of his talents here, and is working with ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the rarest albums you'll ever find by Curtis Fuller – a sweetly modern set that's right up there with his Blue Note LPs! Arrangements on the set are by Benny Golson and Gigi Gryce – and the record's got the feel of some of their great work from the same time – soulful, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Curtis Fuller/JJ Johnson/Frank Rosolino et al —
Trombone Album ... CD Savoy/Nippon (Japan), Late 40s/1950s. Used ...
A heavy helping of hardbop from Savoy's 50s sessions – with material that features Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Cleveland, JJ Johnson, Frank Rosolino, and Bill Harris on trombones! (Jazz) CD
One of Dizzy Gillespie's hippest big band sessions ever – and one of the few dates as a leader from arranger Gil Fuller! Fuller will always be best-remembered as the man who composed some of Dizzy Gillespie's best known tunes from the bop era – like "Manteca", "One Bass ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Amazing stuff – and arguably the greatest early Funkadelic album ever! The set moves past the simple fuzzy style of the group's debut, and the overly-stoned sound of Free Your Mind – and rockets into a heady funk style that's filled with sly social commentary and an incredibly dark ... (Soul) read moreCD
Insanely great work from Slim Gaillard, the self-styled LA hipster who rose to prominence in the wartime blues and jazz scene, and who continued to wow audiences for years with his unique blend of hipster jazz! This CD features some of Slim's best work – recorded for Verve in the 50s, and ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Groovy groovy groovy! A rare early session by Serge Gainsbourg, recorded with French jazz great Alain Gouraguer – and done with a really wonderful Latin-esque sound! The album's one of Serge's greatest from the early years – a sublime blend of Left Bank jazz and American Latin rhythms ... (French) read moreCD
Some of the grooviest soundtrack work ever from Serge Gainsbourg – and that's saying a heck of a lot! The CD begins with the legendary score to Manon 70 – a collaboration between Gainsbourg and Michel Colombier, and one that's graced with some breathy vocals from Serge, and some ... (French) read moreCD
(NOTE: This CD is missing the back tray artwork, but still contains the full booklet)
France Gall —
1968 ... CD Philips (France), 1967. Used ...
A record as revolutionary as the French year in which it was recorded – an amazing batch of late 60s grooves from Parisian pop madame France Gall! The set's upbeat and jaunty, with plenty of fuzz – almost a psyche pop sound, with lots of groovy guitars that make the album sparkle with ... (French) read moreCD
If you don't think Hal Galper's a hell of a pianist, this may be the record to change your mind – as Hal's in top form throughout – really focused and full of power in his approach to the piano, but never in a way that's flashy or overdone! Instead, there's this organic sensibility to ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Hal Galper with Jerry Bergonzi —
Just Us ... CD Enja, 1994. Used ...
Red Garland —
Groovy ... CD Prestige (Japan), 1956. Used ...
Long tracks and plenty of room to move around – a perfect setting for the classic sound of the Red Garland Trio on Prestige! Despite the title, the album's not so much groovy as it is lyrically beautiful and filled with sensitivity – a key bridge between piano players of the mainstream ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of Erroll Garner's best-selling albums ever – a famous live date recorded in the mid 50s – and a record that's as important to his catalog as the classic Misty! Garner's playing before an apparently large audience, but the recording quality is still nice and clear – a strong ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Extremely beautiful work from the trio of British pianist Michael Garrick – recorded in the years after Garrick's better-known quintet and sextet recordings with Joe Harriott, but done with an equally inventive sound! The pianist is nicely unfettered here – working alongside bassist ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A seminal session of modern jazz and poetry – very similar to American experiments of the type from the 1950s, but recorded in mid 60s London with a group that includes pianist Michael Garrick, trumpeter Shake Keane, and alto saxophonist Joe Harriott! The double-length recording features ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A standout classic from trumpeter Luis Gasca – and a set that may well be the artists' most complete musical vision of the 70s! The group here is larger than on previous records, and Gasca's dropped a bit of his Latin roots in exchange for a soaring, slightly spiritual sound put together by ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the greatest solo albums ever issued by Latin jazz trumpeter Luis Gasca – a set that really expands on his debut for Atlantic Records, and which brings in a whole host of early 70s west coast Latin influences! The style here is very laidback and open – a bit like some of the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Excellent work from a player we love more and more with each new album – Roberto Gatto, an artist we love equally both for his work as a leader, and on the drums! The set features a slightly larger group than usual – Gatto's Lysergic Band, with alto from Gaetano Partipilo, tenor and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Please note that there is a cut to the traycard artwork.)