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
A great little blowing session for Verve – one that has Dizzy Gillespie working here with two different "Sonnys" – Sonny Stitt and Sonny Rollins, both of whom play tenor on the set! The tracks here are all quite long and open – more loose vehicles for extended soloing ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A tremendous little record – one that's greater even than the sum of its three mighty parts! Although we've always felt that some of the "all star" sets on Verve could sometimes be a bit too "easy", we're always very big fans of the few that feature strong performances ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
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
Four great albums from reedman Jimmy Giuffre – all of them representing a bold step forward for his music! Three of the albums here – Dragonfly, Quasar, and Liquid Dancers – feature the Jimmy Giuffre 4 – a group that moves between fusion touches and some of the freer modes ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The Easy Way? Jimmy Giuffre never did anything the easy way – and his classic albums from the late 50s, some of the strongest modern jazz sides of the time, are a great testament to that fact! This album's one of the most obscure – and features Jimmy in his groundbreaking percussion-le ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A round two knockout for Gnarls Barkley – an album we think is better than the landmark St Elsewhere LP – boisterous pop art & soul from Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo! We were slightly trepid when the Odd Couple was announced, fearing a hasty attempt to rekindle the magic that clearly ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
One of the craziest cross-country films ever made – with a host of stars so big we'd have to rent another website just to list them! Ernest Gold does a pretty nice job with the soundtrack – maybe not as all-out goofy as the story, but in a nice way that really helps to anchor the ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A dreamy Jerry Goldsmith score for this late George Cukor film that starred Amouk Aimee, Dirk Bogarde, and Robert Forster. The film's got an exotic setting, and the best tunes really make use of this by adding in some action-based Egyptian-sounding numbers. Overall, the soundtrack's mostly mellow ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A dramatic score by Jerry Goldsmith – written for the film Papillon, a dark prison film that starred Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffmann. The manner of the work is similar to other Goldsmith scores of this nature – with many tense horn and string passages that underlie the mood of the ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Jerry Goldsmith —
Rio Lobo ... CD Prometheus (Belgium), 1970. Used ...
A truly great score for a late Howard Hawks western starring John Wayne – the not terribly well-remembered Rio Lobo – but whatever the film's stature, Jerry Goldsmith's soundtrack is wonderful! It works in a number of timelessly effective modes, from spare, but classically-written ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A really striking score from Jerry Goldsmith – penned with just the right sense of drama and tension for this mid 60s military thriller! Goldsmith's already working here with a full palette of colors – and Lionel Newman conducts the music with an added richness that seems to bring out ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A real rarity from Jerry Goldsmith – groovy tunes penned for a late 60s film about an Oxford professor who's also a spy for the British Secret Service! Goldmith's music is a bit less serious than usual at points – still scored with the deep care and sensitivity we've come to love in ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A powerful set of free jazz that definitely lives up to its title – a hell-bent session of unbridled energy from this west coast quartet! Vinny Golia contributes some wonderful tenor, soprano sax, sopranino, and bass clarinet to the record – these deft, deep tones that really give the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the few albums we've ever seen as a leader from Eddie Gomez – the bassist whose work with Bill Evans and others was such a huge contribution to jazz in the late 60s and 1970s! Eddie's working here in a trio format that's a fair bit more harder-grooving than his years with Evans – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Jerry Gonzalez & The Fort Apache Band —
Obatala ... CD Enja, 1989. Used ...
An 80s classic from one of the hippest Latin jazz ensembles of its time – the wonderful Fort Apache band of trumpeter/percussionist Jerry Gonzalez! As with other albums from the group, the key strength here is Jerry's choice of compadres – a great lineup of jazzmen who understand both ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Jerry Gonzalez & The Fort Apache Band —
Pensativo ... CD Milestone, 1995. Used ...
The river is deep and the sound is wide – as the set features wonderful work from the Fort Apache Band of trumpeter/percussionist Jerry Gonzalez – recorded at a point when the group was really starting to cook! The music has its roots in Afro-Cuban styles, but stretches out with plenty ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Unreleased boogie from Eleanor Goodman – a lost 80s session that's resurrected from rare studio tapes, and presented here for the first time ever! The album's got a really great blend of clubby numbers and mellower, midtempo soul cuts – lots of spare, stark rhythms that have a real ... (Soul) read moreCD