Mindblowing work by a really under-documented group – a mid 60s recording that definitely lives up to the free form in the name of the combo! The sound here is even bolder and more revolutionary than that of the contemporaneous "new thing" generation, or some of the European avant ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Wonderful work from a player we've loved for years – recorded here in just the sort of laidback setting that recreates all his charms in a live setting! Von Freeman's tenor has been a key part of the Chicago scene for half a century or more – and although his music never played as ... (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
Von Freeman the way we like to hear him – live! Although Von's recorded output has been quite low until recent years, the fantastic tenorist has been playing around Chicago for the past 50 years – working in regular gigs that are still some of the best shows you could ever hope to ... (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
One of the most compelling Von Freeman recordings we've ever heard – and one of the few to actually capture the real performance presence of the legendary Chicago tenorist! The date was recorded in Berlin, but it's got a homegrown feel that takes us right back to Von's famous Tuesday night ... (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
Another expansive effort from Bill Frisell, finding him integrating a variety of new sounds from other traditions into his new American pastoral framework. As with other recent releases, his coloristic tone and melodic sensibility are nicely rooted, but cast here in a new group featuring Brazilian ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Dave Frishberg's always getting some fun out of life – given the way he pens these witty little tunes, and sings them with a hell of a lot of charm! And this album's one to feature Frishberg at all his charming best – still with the jaunty, edgey qualities we love so much in Oaklahoma ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Bud Spencer plays a hefty, shaggy genie in this mid 80s Italian comedy – and Fabio Frizzi serves up a pretty great score to match that odd performance! The music is a mix of 80s film modes and exotic themes – all put together with a very whimsical feel overall, with instrumentation ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
The second great Fugazi album, or first, depending on how ya want to define define "album" and how self-righteous you are in that opinion (don't know about you, but it's difficult for us to think of 13 Songs as a compilation) – but it's great all the same! Loud, angry and punchy in ... (Rock) read moreCD
One of Curtis Fuller's most compelling albums from the late 50s – a striking bit of experimentalist modern jazz, quite different from some of his work for Blue Note. The format features Fuller's trombone in the lead, plus alto by Sahib Shihab – and the pair are backed up by a twin ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print. One spine of the back tray is missing.)
Great recent work from legendary trombonist Curtis Fuller – a 2CD set that features both a live performance by Fuller's group, and a studio session too! The double-feature is a great way to hear the tightness of Curtis in these later years – every bit as creatively expressive in the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great CD that brings together 2 of Curtis Fuller's rarest LPs! On South American Cookin, Curtis' soulful horn is matched by a tight group that includes Zoot Sims on tenor, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Dave Bailey on drums – who's playing here in tip top form. All tracks have a nice ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Great early work from Lowell Fulson – tracks recorded in the 50s for Chess Records – all in Chicago, and a fair bit more obscure than some of Lowell's better-known sides from the 60s! There's still a nicely gritty groove going on here – a style that's rooted in blues, but which ... (Blues) read moreCD
A massive double length set from Funkadelic! As if the group's vision wasn't already expansive enough in their early Westbound years, they really make incredible use of the space of this 2LP set to show off their talent for funky invention, fuzzed-out guitar, and mind-bending look at the world ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the darkest records to ever come out of the Detroit soul scene! As you might guess from the title, the album is Funkadelic's first – and it's a swirling mass of psychedelic guitars, echoey drums, and bass-heavy riffing, all topped off by the band's harmony vocals, which sound like a ... (Soul) 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
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
A double-Trojan spectacular – in this 2CD collection of Italian peplum soundtracks scored by Giovanni Fusco for films starring the mighty Steve Reeves! Both scores are somewhat similar – cast with full orchestrations to illustrate the epic themes of the classical tales, but often in ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
This album is a collection of Gaillard's work from the mid-1940s that apparently doesn't turn up in too many other places. Gaillard plays with an all-star bunch of musicians including Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bam Brown, Howard McGhee, Zutty Singleton, Lucky Thompson, Jack McVea, Dodo ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Charlotte Gainsbourg —
5:55 ... CD Because/Vice, 2006. Used ...
Beautiful work from Charlotte Gainsbourg – the kind of record that would have made her old man proud! The album's got a sense of depth and texture that ranks right up there with the senior Gainsbourg's classics – a breathy approach to the music that's filled with subtle sensuality and ... (French) read moreCD
Charlotte Gainsbourg —
IRM ... CD Because/Warner, 2010. Used ...
A stunner from Charlotte Gainsbourg – in keeping with her style of crafting a diverse body of avant pop sounds by working with stellar collaborators – this time with producer/composer Beck, and it's her best to date! A few tunes are sung in French and have a kind of dramatic French pop ... (French) 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
Serge Gainsbourg —
Initials SG ... CD Universal (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used ...
One of the grooviest collections of work by Serge Gainsbourg we've ever seen – a 23 track set that features most of his coolest numbers! In case you don't know Serge, he's one of the most incredible singers ever – a sexy Frenchman with a good talent for a groove, with a sound that was ... (French) read moreCD
Original, rare and/or extended versions of classic chart funk by the Gap Band! The set features original vinyl versions of the cuts, many available for the first time on CD! Tracks include "You Dropped A Bomb On Me" (original 12" mix), "Burn Rubber", "Early In The ... (Soul) read moreCD
A legendary session – with Jan Garbarek on tenor, bass sax, flutes, clarinet, and percussion – in a quartet with Terje Rypdal on guitar, Jon Christensen on percussion, and Arild Andersen on bass, xylophone, and kalimba! (Jazz) CD
One of the highlights of saxophonist Jan Garbarek at ECM – and a set that has him working with the well-matched lineup of Bobo Stenson on piano, Palle Danielsson on bass, and Jon Christensen on drums! The shape of the songs is a bit looser than before, but Garbarek and Stenson turn out to be ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print. CD case has a cutout mark.)
Jan Garbarek, Shaukat Hussain & Anour Brahem —
Madar ... CD ECM (Germany), 1994. Used ...
Jan Garbarek/Miroslav Vitous/Peter Erskine —
Star ... CD ECM, 1991. Used ...
Subtle sounds, in a beautiful space – the well-matched soprano and tenor sax of Jan Garbarek and bass of Miroslav Vitous – given a slight extra punch from the drums of Peter Erskine! Garbarek and Vitous always sound great together – and the record gives them plenty of room to ... (Jazz) read moreCD