Luis Bacalov —
Django ... CD Alhambra (Germany), Early 70s. Used ...
A dark little western soundtrack from Luis Bacalov – one that's quite brooding overall, despite a rather catchy vocal tune on the title! There's some very odd instrumentation here – watery piano lines, floating bits of guitar, off-tuned strings – all used at different intervals, ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A mighty western from the legendary Luis Bacalov – one that's got a very weird use of instruments on the theme! The title to "L'Oro Dei Bravados" isn't that long, but Bacalov manages to fill the tune with odd harmonica, electric harpsichord, pan pipes, and jews harp – all in ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A wonderful early 70s score from Italian composer Luiz Bacalov – written for an obscure thriller that starred Eli Wallach and Ursula Andress, and done with a nice mix of themes that are different from Bacalov's 60s work! The main theme has a lush, warm Francis Lai-like romantic feel to it ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A whopping batch of great Bacharach material, lovingly packaged in a stellar Deluxe Editon reissue! Not only does the score contain some excellent little instrumentals, penned by Burt for this goofy sex-farce starring Peter Sellers and Peter O'Toole, but it's also got some amazing vocal tracks ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Badu is back with some of the deepest, funkiest and best music of her career – a mindblowing treatise for a New Amerykah – and what we'll consider an instant classic whether the world at large catches on or not! Erykah steps up this time with a set that balances the wilder impulses ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
One of the most essential debut albums of the 60s folk revival, and the early 60s in general – the great first album from Joan Baez on the Vanguard label – a masterpiece of emotional interpretation and impeccable folk guitar playing! Joan Baez is arguably more legendary as a figure ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
Hard to have any feet in the gutter when you sound this great – as the album's a killer batch of hardbop, led by drummer Dave Bailey during his classic short run on Columbia! The lineup here is amazing – a rock-solid sextet with Clark Terry on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor, Curtis ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
Derek Bailey & Min Xiao Fen —
Viper ... CD Avant (Japan), 1998. Used ...
Duck Baker —
Outside ... CD Emanem (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ...
We've heard Duck Baker play guitar before – and we're not necessarily the woman in the photo would be standing still if he was making music behind her – as the sound of his instrument is always pretty intense, and sometimes not for the faint of heart! Yet there's also a more personal, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Excellent work – and believe it or not, a great big band album led by Chet Baker! Although Chet's mostly best known for his work in small groups, he's really shining here as the leader of a large ensemble that includes a mix of "cool" west coast players on horns – Bud Shank, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The trumpet of Chet Baker was hard pressed to find a better accompanist than the piano of Russ Freeman – and the pair made some incredible recordings during Baker's early years at Pacific Jazz. This lovely set by Mosaic brings together all of the recordings cut during the time, and although ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print limited edition. Includes original book, box and all CDs with cases – in great shape with only the slightest bit of surface wear on the top and bottom edges.)
Plenty of fire here – a killer batch of R&B classics from the 50s, all sung by the pre-soul powerhouse Lavern Baker! Baker's material was some of the best Atlantic Records cut back in the day – the kind of genre-defining singles that forever changed the sound of the female voice in ... (Soul) read moreCD
Gato Barbieri —
Fenix ... CD Flying Dutchman/RCA (France), 1971. Used ...
One of Gato's best! The record's neither too out, nor too poppy – and it has Barbieri playing with that incredible raspy tone – and working over modal grooves laid down by a hip group that includes Lonnie Liston Smith on acoustic and electric pianos, Ron Carter on bass, Lennie White on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the greatest moments ever from saxophonist Gato Barbieri – and that's saying a lot, given that by the time of this recording, he'd already had a great 60s run as an avant jazz musician, and started the 70s with a string of albums that criss-crossed jazz and South American musical ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A great date from saxophonist Gato Barbieri – a record that's a bit mellower and more electric than some of his previous 70s efforts, but which is still plenty darn great! Gato's tenor has a tone that's undeniably great – a slightly raspy sort of edge that sounds warmly human and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Although JJ Barnes originally started as a lighter, groovier northern soul singer, this "comeback" album from the early 70s has him singing in a very heavy, full-on righteous style, with lots of slow soulful tracks. Surprisingly, this style works well – and uncovers a side of ... (Soul) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Robert Bootsie Barnes —
Hello ... CD French Riviera, 1998. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A great title for this one – because at the end of the 60s, Ray Barretto was definitely a Latin Soul Man – an artist from the earlier generation who really took strongly to the newer modes of the younger scene – and used their grooves to really help add a lot of spice to his music! ... (Latin) read moreCD
The only album ever by The Barrino Brothers – a stellar early 70s harmony group, and one who could sing with the best of the east coast scene of the time! The whole set's got a feel that's very much in the best mode of groups like The Modulations, Soul Generation, and even The O'Jays – ... (Soul) read moreCD
The Maybeck solo series produced plenty of greatness when it was going on – and one of the greatest moments was this sweet solo set from Kenny Barron! Barron's one of those players we never get tired of – and while we love him in group and trio settings, he's equally magical here ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of John Barry's earliest scores for Bond – when his style was nice and raw, and when the Bond theme couldn't be heard enough throughout the course of the movie! Matt Munro sings the lyrics to the forgotten title hit – and other tracks include "James Bond Theme", "Tani ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD