Not the Philly soul group from the mid 70s, but rather the pairing of DJ Kent and KZA, peddling modern, soulful electronic grooves, with break inspired beats and tapestries of electronic tones bubbling over top. While the better part of this disc is nearer to uptempo funk, the tracks we get open ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
With Jerry Gonzalez, Robin Eubanks, Kenny Barron, Wayne Dockery, Ronnie Burrage, Billy Hart and Steve Berrios. 9 numbers in all, including "Mind Games", "Laying It Down", "Awakening", "A Swing Touch", "Never Again Is Such A Long Time", "It Ain' ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Basie may be his boss, but Frank Foster's definitely his own man – especially working here on this hip little session for Chess Records – a small group date with some key members of the Count's ensemble! There's a bit of the Basie sense of arrangement in the tunes – especially in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the most amazing albums ever from Frank Foster – a totally righteous set that's light years ahead of his earlier work with the Basie Band! The format here is right up there with the best on Strata East at the time – a large-group session that's filled with some of the hippest ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The title's an in joke that you'd get easily if you were a mainstream listener at the time – as the group here features members of Basie's mid 50s group, all playing in small combo formation without the Count! The lineup features two saxes – Foster and Wess – plus two trombones, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Frank Foster & The Loud Minority Band —
Well Water ... CD Piadrum, 1977. Used ...
Ish and the Foxy crew still going strong at the end of the 80s – although here, they seem to have dropped some of their Miami disco approach and are going for a sound that's got more of a New York new wave influence overall! There's almost some Ze Records touches on a few numbers – ... (Soul) read moreCD
The timeless sounding underground classic debut of Frank-N-Dank – which is a strong first full length statement for the duo – and a significant milestone in the J Dilla production canon! It has more of a straight up, street ready rhyme style than was typical for Dilla productions at ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Aretha Franklin's complete work from Columbia from the dawn of the 60s through the middle of the decade – 11CDs with remastered mono mixes and unreleased material – plus a DVD of early Aretha television performances – an incredible legacy in a beautiful box set! It includes ... (Soul) read moreCD
(Numbered limited edtion. DVD is NTSC coded, Region 0.)
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib —
Pinata ... CD Madlib Invazion, 2014. Used ...
Smart , streetwise raps from Freddie Gibbs, backed by restlessly inventive production from Madlib – here on one of the best records yet on 'Lib's own Madlib Invazion imprint! If you'll forgive us a little bit of repetition – because we KNOW we've written this before – there's ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
George Freeman —
Man & Woman ... CD Groove Merchant/Unidisc (Canada), 1974. Used ...
One of the more laidback albums from George Freeman's early 70s run – but still a great little set that shows the mellower side of his talents! Despite the sexy style of the cover, the sound here is relatively straight soul jazz – small combo work with Harold Mabern on acoustic piano, ... (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
Jurgen Friedrich —
Pollock ... CD Pirouet (Germany), 2009. Used ...
The group name here is a reference to a project from Ornette Coleman – and Friends & Neighbors definitely share a similar sense of cohesive spirit and individual expression – which makes for very striking sound throughout! The quintet has some tremendous horn work from Thomas ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Lots of dark guitar from Bill Frisell, and some dark guitar synth too – played with a colder sound than usual for ECM, but in ways that make a nice change for the label! Some of the songs have a stop/start sort of feel – almost as if they're trying to find themselves – and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Trademark guitar lines from Bill Frisell – that key 80s sound that was almost a bridge between the jazz and art undergrounds of the time – a link that got surprisingly strong play in the mainstream, thanks to records like this! Frisell manages to take an earlier sharpness and set it up ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The title's got a Disney reference, but the songs here are all from famous films of the 20th Century – including Once Upon A Time In The West, Psycho, The Sandpiper, Godfather, and You Only Live Twice – all served up in very unique versions by guitarist Bill Frisell! The quintet here ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A very spooky soundtrack – and one that stands out as one of the best-remembered from this important second generation of Italian horror! The record's got less of the atonal orchestrations and funk/thriller modes of a few years before – and moves into the spare, eerie quality that John ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase. Barcode has a cutout hole.)
A really joyous groove from Michel Fugain and his Big Bazar group – a sound that's a bit hard to describe, but which really grabs us right away! There's definitely some groovy rhythms going on in the set – and the style is kind of an updated French pop mode from the late 60s – ... (French) read moreCD
Satoko Fujii & Joe Fonda —
Duet ... CD Long Song, 2016. Used ...
Pop soul from Full Force – filled with plenty of influence from mainstream hip hop, but all watered down into a much more partyful groove! The group here are a bridge between the commercial funk of Prince, The Time, and other 80s acts – and some of the more beat-heavy sounds coming out ... (Soul) read moreCD
We're not sure what "soul-stream" is as a genre – but given the strength of this record, we'd be more than willing to grant it onto Curtis Fuller all by himself! The record's a gem that's even more obscure than Fuller's already-rare dates for Blue Note at the end of the 50s – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Not Curtis Fuller in South America, but a record that picks up a very slight Latin vibe in the rhythm – which makes for a nice change from Fuller's sessions for Blue Note! The date was recorded during that great short run of soul jazz cookers on early 60s Epic Records – and is a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A nice blend of classic funk inspiration and turntable DJ-ism from Funky Destination – the brainchild of Croatian funk head Vladimir Sivc, aka Mr. Louie! This is destination worth finding – a fresh mix of funky beats and rhythms and a richly layered sound – with funky soul guitar ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
Top Soul indeed, as Fusion is a hip Chilean funk band from the early 70s – one who take plenty of influence from American grooves, but also bring in their own soulful elements as well! The sound here is somewhere between Kool & The Gang and Banda Black Rio – with quite a bit of the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Joel Futterman & Ike Levin with Randall Hunt —
Interview ... CD IML, 2000. Used ...