An excellent album of smooth soul tracks – very different than Little Beaver's earlier work, but every bit as great! The album's got a warm, mellow finish that's almost a maturation of the sound that Beaver first forged on his Party Down album – with plenty of his deep soul vocals and ... (Soul) read moreCD
The classic late 70s double live album from Little Feat! Their reputation as one of the great live acts of that decade or any other is realized beautifully here – the band playing off of each other masterfully, and they're just as sharp vocally – but what's most impressive is how they ... (Rock) read moreCD
A much rootsier set than some of Little Richard's other work for Reprise Records – a record that almost goes back to the old days, but via the hipper styles of the early 70s! HB Barnum arranged and produced the set, but the groove is less funkier than some of Barnum's other work of the time ... (Soul) read moreCD
Funky flute, in a sweet dancefloor mode – as the work of Han Litz is remixed here by a variety of European producers! Litz has a groove that's already great on its own – a style that hearkens back to 60s and 70s jazz flute players, especially the funkier currents of the latter – ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
A famous album – but for good reason! The set's something of a landmark in spiritual jazz from the 60s – and it features a classic live performance from Charles Lloyd, recorded at the Monterey Jazz Festival – almost as a distillation and popularization of ideas that were brewing ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A pair of Charles Lloyd albums for Atlantic – back to back on a single CD! First up is Soundtrack – a killer from the Charles Lloyd group of the late 60s – a set that still stretches out with all the spiritual energy of Lloyd's other Atlantic albums, yet also seems to have a bit ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Beautiful duets between this richly creative pair – a stripped-down set that really showcases the warmth and intimacy of Charles Lloyd's reed styles in recent years – and one that also has Jason Moran warming up a bit more than usual too! Lloyd plays tenor and alto, both with a very ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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Incredible work by Edu Lobo – a watershed album that marked a whole new period of musical expression – not just for Lobo, but Brazil as well! The album picks up a post-bossa sound and moves it into the realm of baroque grooving – using complicated vocals and light guitar next to ... (Brazil) read moreCD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)
Nico Lohmann Quintett —
Miraculum ... CD Unit (Switzerland), 2012. Used ...
Mariano Loiacono & Paula Shocron —
Warm Valley ... CD Rivo (Argentina), 2012. Used ...
The title's a famous tune by Duke Ellington, but given the great flugelhorn work of Mariano Loiacono on the record, we're more tempted to think of Art Farmer – and his wonderful sound in small group settings in years past! Loiacono plays with a sound that's round, but has a nice sort of bite ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sweet keyboards, R&B grooves, and a great blend of jazz and soul modes – all fused together to make the album one of Jeff Lorber's true classics from the 80s! Lorber's keyboards and programming provide the fusiony foil for the soulful vocals of Karyn White and Michael Jefferies on a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Jeff Lorber Fusion —
Galaxy ... CD Heads Up, 2011. Used ...
Cosmic sounds from Lord Raja – with tripped out electronic atmosphere, though compelling and beat driven, without ever traveling into predictability – one of the finer releases on Ghostly International in a while! Covers a lot of territory, from mellow, spacey soundscapes to frenzied ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
A brilliant set on the legendary International Artists label – a very Love-like record that's filled with colorful tunes – from Houston's Lost & Find, who fit in beautifully with other Texas psyche pioneers of the mid-to-late 60s! Both the vocals and the overall timing of the ... (Rock) read moreCD
Beautifully-blown work from saxophonist Joe Lovano – working here with his Us Five group, a quintet that features the great Esperanza Spalding on bass! The sound is somewhat straighter, and almost more soulful than some of Lovano's recent work – yet there's still a touch of the modern ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A really great showcase for the budding talents of Joe Lovano – heard here at a crucial point in his rise to glory on Blue Note! Joe had already been blowing greatness on tenor for years before this set, but these Village Vanguard recordings put Lovano in the same heady space as Joe ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Arthur Lee and Love's unreleased record from 1973! Black Beauty is a more diverse and soulful set than a lot of what we've heard from Lee's harder rocking 70s years – and it's given a much-deserved top notch release by High Moon Records! It's raw in the best possible sense, with a live feel ... (Rock) read moreCD
Love Unlimited —
In Heat ... CD 20th Century/Universal (UK), 1974. Used ...
Classic 70s female soul – and one of the best albums ever recorded by Love Unlimited – a trio of ladies recording with Barry White during his glory years! The album's got a really incredible approach – partly in the mode of older female group soul, but also done with a hipper, ... (Soul) read moreCD
Massively solid boogie work from Jeffrey Osborne and LTD – still grooving beautifully at the end of the 70s, and working here with top-shelf production from Bobby Martin! The set's got that buoyant LTD groove that was a perfect foil for Osborne's soaring vocals – a sound that never ... (Soul) read moreCD
Cheryl Lynn's punching up her sound a bit here – working with Hubert Eaves, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and even some of her own productions – in a style that's got a heavier sort of 80s groove than earlier albums, but still mighty nice – and a great change from the disco of her ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of Jimmy Lyons' nicest records from the 80s – and the kind of work that makes you love the Black Saint label for giving players like him a chance to still express themselves this way! Lyons is in wonderful form throughout – blowing with all the sharp tones that you'd know from his ... (Jazz) read moreCD
While working in Cecil Taylor's group, Cyrille and Lyons developed a wonderful interplay and dynamic, which can be felt in full effect on this wonderful duo recording, where they approach mostly original material, but also take on Strayhorn's "Take The A train". Also includes the title ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Carlos Lyra —
Millenium ... CD Universal (Brazil), 1960s/Early 70s. Used ...
Carlos Lyra was one of Brazil's richest talents during the 60s, but most of his work has been sadly neglected by the reissue market in his own country (although a few CDs have thankfully come out of Japan in the past few years.) This 20-track set marks one of the first collections of his work that ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Tracks include "Look On The Bright Side", "Save The Best For Last", "Full House", "B&B", "Mercury Retro", "Yes Or No", and "Alone Together", "It's A Lonesome Old Town", "Moment's Notice", and "Au ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A big change of sorts for Mahavishnu Orchestra – a record that has the group actually acting like the larger ensemble promised in their name! Although their first few efforts were smaller combo affairs, this set has the group completely transformed – with only John McLaughlin's guitar ... (Jazz) read moreCD