Bracingly brilliant work from the contemporary Chicago jazz underground – a beautiful date led by pianist Paul Giallorenzo, and featuring heavyweight contributions from Josh Berman on cornet, Dave Rempis on saxes, Anton Hatwich on bass, and Frank Rosaly on drums! The group's a perfect ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sweet, laidback modern soul from Gianna – warm, sophisticated, and with some jazzy touches – produced by Kendall Duffie of Kloud 9, and with a sound that's floats nicely in that kind of easygoing mode! Gianna hails from Texas, but she has a universal style, with a casual, elegant sound ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
One of the freshest albums we've heard in years from Gilberto Gil – a set that seems to shake off some of the misdirections of recent records, and really get back the sharper style of his roots – while still also heading off into a new mode as well! There's a definite forro ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A strange little record from Gilberto Gil – an album of reggae tracks, mostly by Bob Marley, recorded in Kingston at the Tuff Gong Studios, with help from the Rita Marley, Marcia Griffiths, Judy Mowatt, Sly & Robbie, and others. The record's actually pretty nice – a good blend of ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Miquel Gil —
Eixos ... CD Temps (Spain), 2007. Used ...
In a world of supposed crossover Brazilian projects that have mostly lost their roots, the music of Bebel Gilberto is surprisingly refreshing! This daughter of Joao Gilberto (not Astrud) sings in a manner that's in keeping with the classic bossa divas of years past – but she works here in ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Nice one! Dizzy did the soundtrack for the lost Shirley Clarke verite drama The Cool World – a beautiful black and white film shot mostly on location in the Harlem of the early 60s. Mal Wladron wrote the material for the score, and Diz plays the music with a moody emotionality that you don't ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Dizzy Gillespie caught live at Monterey – recorded with a great group during one of our favorite stretches in his career! The combo's kind of a post-Lalo Schifrin quintet, but still shares plenty of the bossa-inspired elements of his tenure with Diz – long tracks, bits of Latin rhythms ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Portrait of Jenny is a sweet slow and groovy funk LP recorded by Dizzy for the Perception label. Similar to his other LPs from the time (like Soul & Salvation) in that it's got a cool electric feel that you don't really associate with Diz. But also unique in that it's got these beautiful long ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Excellent reissue of a lost session by Diz that was originally recorded for Limelight, and which focuses on Diz's committment to Latin and Carribean rhythms. The set features Diz's great mid-60's combo with James Moody (on tenor and Latin flute), Kenny Barron (on piano and bass), and Chris White ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Dizzy Gillespie —
Live 1957 ... CD Jazz Unlimited (Denmark), 1957. Used ...
A very famous moment from Dizzy Gillespie – tracks from his famous concert at Salle Pleyel, in Paris, from 1953! Gillespie's in fine form throughout – working in a great mix of bop and modern elements, with a few occasional playful touches to please the crowd – but never in a way ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Nicely grooving material – with tracks that are a bit shorter than the usual Verve "celebrity meets celebrity" set, but which are no less well-played. Dizzy is always fantastic in this sort of loosely-crafted setting – and Getz's playing here is nicely relaxed, with more open- ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, et al —
Sittin In ... CD Verve, 1957. Used ...
A great little jam session from Verve – done in a style that's looser and freer than some of the JATP albums, and with a smaller group overall! Players include Stan Getz, Paul Gonsalves, and Coleman Hawkins on tenor, Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, and Wynton Kelly on piano – plus bass by ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Silky slow jams from Ginuwine meet head to head with Timbaland's post modern hip hop production for a debut LP that would help shift the direction of 90s commercial soul. Includes "Pony", "Holler", "Tell Me Do You Wanna", "Only When Ur Lonely", "Ginuwine ... (Soul) read moreCD
2 amazing albums from the 2nd version of the Jimmy Giuffre 3! After working with his first combo of Bob Brookmeyer and Jim Hall during the late 50s, Giuffre hooked up with a pair of younger modernists – Paul Bley and Steve Swallow – reintroducing the piano and bass to his trio format, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Some of the most sublime modern jazz of the postwar years – material that ended up on the albums Four Brothers, Tangents In Jazz, The Jimmy Giuffre Clarinet, Modern Jazz Quartet At Music Inn, Jimmy Giuffre 3, The Music Man, Travlin Light, Four Brothers Sound, Historic Concert At Music Inn, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Groundbreaking trio work from the great Jimmy Giuffre – an album that cut loose both the piano and the drums – in a way that took Gerry Mulligan's earlier rhythm-less experiments with jazz, and pushed them one degree further! The group on the session features Giuffre on clarinet, tenor ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Soul jazz Benny – and very nice! Unlike some of Golson's other, more arranged sessions from the time, this one is a laidback quintet set, with strong emphasis on blowing, which you'll hear plenty of in the album's long open-ended tracks! Golson's tone is always great, but here he hits a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Hard edged jazz stuff, featuring the great tenorist in a spare (and rare) setting away from Duke Ellington's band. Wynton Kelly, Jimmy Cobb, Nat Adderley, and Sam Jones lay down a nice soulful groove with a deep bottom, and Gonsalves plays with warmth and imagination throughout. The set includes ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Babs Gonzales —
Voila ... CD Fresh Sound (Spain), 1958. Used ...
Ooh pop. . .Voila! Babs scats and sings his way through a set bouncing bop numbers laying down his own cool vocalese and just plain grooving through a set of half originals and a couple of nice standards too. With Babs on the mic you know the vibe is tight and right – or loose and juiced ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Dennis Gonzalez & Joao Paulo —
Scapegrace ... CD Clean Feed (Portugal), 2011. Used ...
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Dennis Gonzalez & Joao Paulo —
So Soft Yet ... CD Clean Feed (Portugal), 2011. Used ...
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Dennis Gonzalez's Spirit Meridian —
Idle Wild ... CD Clean Feed (Portugal), 2005. Used ...
Benny Goodman's famous 1938 live date at Carnegie Hall – with work from Teddy Wilson and Count Basie on piano, Lionel Hampton on vibes, Johnny Hodges on alto, Cootie Williams and Buck Clayton on trumpet, and Lester Young on tenor – plus Gene Krupa on drums, on his famous reading of ... (Jazz) read moreCD