A piano trio, but one with a really unique sort of vibe – and a sound that has all three instruments cascading together in a rhythmic, joyful pulse! The group remind us a bit of some of the recent Japanese combos of late – like Fox Capture Plan – and Gogo Penguin share a similar ... (Jazz) 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
Jerry Goldsmith —
Omen ... CD Varese, 1976. Used ...
Arguably one of the greatest horror soundtracks ever – an intense bit of work that builds on the vocal choral style of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, using male and female voices in union with staccato orchestrations to invoke a fiercely tense mood – one that works perfectly for the spooky ... (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
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
Beautiful work from the always-great Benny Golson – a wonderfully understated quartet session that's filled with plenty of long tracks, and sublime solo work from Golson! Benny's performed in many settings over the years – all of which are great – but we're recently quite partial ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Although Benny Golson is perhaps best known as a lively arranger in the modern idiom, he's also a kick-ass tenor player when he wants to be – and on this classic, he definitely wants to be! Unlike some of Golson's more tightly arranged records of the early years, this date is a deeply gutsy ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Rock-solid work from the legendary Benny Golson – part of an amazing run of late-life sessions that have had us falling in love with his talents all over again! The set's got a very firm core – piano from Mike LeDonne, bass from Buster Williams, and drums from Carl Allen – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Beautifully brooding work from trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez – easily one of the darkest, most powerful albums he's ever recorded – thanks in part to an excellent lineup that features Curtis Clark on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Michael TA Thompson on percussion. Clark's piano is ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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Dennis Gonzalez New Dallas Quartet —
Stefan ... CD Silkheart (Switzerland), 1987. 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
Lost genius from Dexter Gordon's initial years in Europe – a set that has him still stretching out in familiar Scandinavian modes, but with a slightly tighter sound too! The group's notable in that it features trumpeter Rolf Ericson – whose horn really adds a lot to the frontline, and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Don't take the cover the wrong way – because this isn't one of those "phoned in" sessions that seem to turn up way too much in contemporary jazz! The album's a real classic from Dexter's first big "comeback" period – and represents the strength of his Blue Note ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A warmly collaborative effort from Dexter Gordon – one of his most satisfying albums from the late 70s Columbia revival, thanks to the presence of a hip array of guest artists! The album was recorded both live and in the studio – but the feeling is relatively spontaneous throughout ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of our favorite Dexter Gordon sessions for Blue Note – and a unique album that's one of the first to illustrate his growing role in the European jazz scene! The group's a quartet – which let's Dex stand out front with plenty of space for marvelous tenor work – and it features ... (Jazz) read moreCD
LA bebop jam session material, featuring two long tracks recorded live in the city of angels, probably illegally by Savoy's Herman Lubinsky, who was a noted crook. Who cares, though, as the sides give us a great picture of the kind of lively cutting jam sessions that were ripping through the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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Dexter Gordon with Junior Mance —
At Montreux ... CD Prestige, 1970. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A great double-header – especially since both albums are top-shelf! Don't Go To Strangers is a 60s classic from Eydie Gorme – and a set that showed the world that she had a lot more to offer than just some peppy duets with Steve Lawrence! Sure, Eydie had sung on her own before – ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
The slinky sound of the tango gets updated into some great electric funky grooves – a pivotal recording for the French scene, and one of the gems of the past few years! The record takes the classic Argentinian tango approach, infuses it with funky Paris, and comes up with a timeless groove ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
A pre-exotica relic – cut just a year or two before bachelor pad music really broke big, and a very important album in helping get the whole thing started! The record's got a more serious feel than you might think – as pop classical conductor Morton Gould put together this mix of ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
Not just disco nights, but some great mellow moments too – a wonderfully well-rounded classic from this great quartet – as tight and groovy as it is cool and classy! By the time of this debut, the group had already had plenty of 70s soul experience as The Rhythm Makers – a ... (Soul) read moreCD
The second album by Larry Graham and his Graham Central Station – and as powerful a batch of LA 70s funk as you'll ever find! Graham's bass is in the lead, giving the record the same deep punch he gave the work of Sly Stone back when he was in the Family Stone – but the whole group's ... (Soul) read moreCD
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Ron Grainer & Others —
Prisoner ... CD Silva Screen (UK), Late 60s. Used ...
"I am not a number! I am a very groovy LP!" This collection features work from the classic Prisoner TV show of the 60s – starring Patrick McGoohan – and featuring the main theme by Ron Grainer, plus assorted incidental music by A Elms and W Josephs. The whole thing's set up ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Trio material, led by Frank Gratowski on alto and bass clarinet, and featuring piano by Georg Graewe on piano, and Paul Lovens on percussion and the very compelling "singing saw". The CD features 4 long tracks – "Showers", "Green Fuse", "Crooked Rose", ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The first installment from the RZA, Poetic, Prince Paul and Fruikwan, setting up the whole horrorcore genre, which lasted about a minute (well. . .long enough for these guys to release a second LP and a fair number of weak copycat groups to crop up). There's a few nice nuggets on here, and some ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD