Early American recordings by Rolf Kuhn – the German clarinetist who ranked with Jimmy Giuffre as one of the few 50s players on the instrument willing to take it into whole new territory! The sides on the set were originally recorded in New York in 1960 – issued briefly on the Urania ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A pretty strange, moody album led by Russian alto saxophonist and flutist Roman Kunsman, his first US album as a leader – one that's at turns spare and hypnotic, and at others insistently rhythmic! Kunsman was trained in classical music and opera traditions as much as he was in jazz, and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Quite possibly the greatest album to date from Femi Kuti – a searing live set recorded at The Shrine in Lagos – a performance space erected in memory of his famous father! Femi's really cooking here on his home turf – grooving with a tight, live Afro Funk groove that's a ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
The long-awaited full length set from Seun Kuti – the Fela family member who's got even more of his father's groove going on than Femi Kuti! Seun's working here with the Egypt 80 band, who are in razor-sharp formation throughout – hitting rhythms and instrumental passages that show ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Sweet jazzy funk – from the cornbelt of Omaha! The LA Carnival are one of those rarer-than-rare funk groups who not only never got their due back in the day – but also recorded a heck of a lot of great material that never even got issued! They have a totally great sound that bubbles ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the greatest albums ever by Labelle – known especially for the massive funky title cut, which has been an in-demand groover for years! "Moonshadow" begins with a nice funky piano intro, then rolls into a 10 minute groove that's really tasty – filled with lots of jazzy ... (Soul) read moreCD
A heavy dose of grooves from Lack Of Afro – not only work recorded under his own name, but remixes and productions he's done for other artists as well! There's a solid commitment to funk on just about every record to bear the Lack Of Afro name – and you'll hear plenty of that in the ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
A 2CD set that's a comprehensive collection of the earliest work recorded by Steve Lacy! Disc 1 brings together material from two different albums that Lacy cut with the Dick Sutton Sextet for the Jaguar label – 1954 sessions recorded in New York, featuring lacy on clarinet and soprano sax, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Steve Lacy & Andre Centazzo —
Clangs ... CD Ictus (Italy), 1976. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A great mix of Steve Lacy's angular soprano sax lines and the inventive percussion of Andrea Centazzo – recorded here in a live setting that keeps things pretty spare and playful throughout! Lacy also plays a few birdcalls, and a pocket synthesizer too – with Centazzo on percussion, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Great duets between Steve Lacy and Mal Waldron – recorded live in the mid 80s, during a stretch when the players were really opening up some doors together! There's a freshness here that's really amazing – a way of pushing Lacy's soprano into new phrasings, and Waldron's piano into ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the best Steve Lacy albums from the 80s – a really strong live performance with a definite Monkish approach, served up in a really no-nonsense way! The group's just a quartet – with Lacy on soprano sax, Steve Potts on alto and soprano, Jean-Jacques Avenel on bass, and Oliver ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The definitive batch of tracks by one of the 70s' most famous funk ensembles ever! The Lafayette Afro Rock Band were a bunch of Americans, relocated in Paris, who mixed that city's strong African music traditions with their own American funk and soul leanings. The result was an incredible sound ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Oliver Lake Organ Quartet —
Plan ... CD Passin' Thru, 2010. Used ...
Quite a change from the Oliver Lake of the early years – but a set that's still got the famous altoist working with a mighty sharp edge! There's an organ in the group this time around – Hammond B3 played by Jared Gold – but, despite some claims in the notes about Lake wanting to ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Oliver Lake Steel Quartet —
Kinda Up ... CD Justin Time, 2000. Used ...
Harold Land —
Fox ... CD Contemporary/OJC, 1959. Used ...
A key moment in the west coast harbop scene – and one of the greatest early records from saxophonist Harold Land! The group's a really striking one – with the unique Dupree Bolton on trumpet, a great player that we really only know from this set – plus Herbie Lewis on bass, Frank ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Hard-burning early work from tenorist Harold Land – exactly the kind of date that set him apart from other west coast players of the 50s! Although he was part of the LA scene of the time, Harold Land grooved a lot harder and louder than his cool jazz contemporaries – and this album's a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
It may not be the BeAllEndAll that the Matador hype machine is trying to cook up, but Large Professor's waaaay too long in the making first LP (first to be officially released, anyway) is a very solid effort, and a strong, raw head bumper all the way through. Nothing fancy, just tried and true hip ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
(Punch through barcode & promotional stamp inside booklet.)
One of the best of Yusef's Atlantic recordings, and one that offers a mix of his 2 different sides – his older spiritualist one, and his newer funkier one. Includes the tight groover "Live Humble", with nice conga work by Ray Barretto, plus the extended "Chandra" and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the greatest Yusef Lateef albums on Atlantic Records – and that's saying a lot, given the high level of quality he was hitting at the label! The album's a perfect blend of the newly-funky Lateef style with some hipper, more sophisticated touches – a mode that hints at his bigger- ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of Yusef Lateef's more ambitious albums for Atlantic – kind of a "history of jazz" in styles and expressions, performed with a large set of players that runs the gamut of talents available at the time – all of whom come together strongly under Lateef's greater vision! The ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A rare treasure from Yusef Lateef – one of his hardest to find albums, recorded right around the same time as his magical work for Savoy! The record has Lateef playing in his local Detroit area – working with Terry Pollard on piano, William Austin on bass, and Frank Gant on a host of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A wonderful set pairing the talents of spiritual jazz great Yusef Lateef & earthy jazz percussion master Adam Rudolf – longtime collaborators still working some magic! The first half of the set is a 6 part Concerto For Brother Yusef from Adam Rudolf -and the second half of the set goes ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Latimore takes on the music of Ray Charles – and finds a whole new groove in the process! The set's contemporary, but recorded with relatively laidback instrumentation – at a level that never pushes things too hard, and instead hits the right sort of jazzy undercurrent to make the ... (Soul) read moreCD
The first-ever compilation of the legendary Invictus work by this great 70s soul diva! Eloise was the lesser-known sister of Ronnie, Hubert, and Debra Laws – and during the mid 70s she recorded her best work at the Invictus label with the Holland-Dozier-Holland team. This CD features 15 ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of Hubert Laws' funkiest records for CTI – recorded with a full group funky style that's plenty darn great, and a lot harder-hitting than some of Hubert's more laidback sessions for the label! Arrangements are by Bob James and Laws – working here with a large batch of players who ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Moody work from one of the most groundbreaking flute players of the 70s – and a real standout in the legendary catalot of CTI Records! Hubert Laws was not only richly talented, but he was also capable of a large number of styles – and this double-length set for CTI has him moving past ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A wicked mix of Latin influences, mod sounds, and 60s soul jazz – all set up beautifully to showcase the flute of a young Hubert Laws! The album's got a nice little bounce right from the start – with some traces of Atlantic soul elements – but it soon moves into some of the more ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A treasure trove of Bollywood soundtrack sounds from creative partnership of Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar and Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma – material from the 60s to the 90s – a wealth of Bollywood gems on 2CDs! The composer duo's grasp of far reaching styles, within the exuberant ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Jazz and soul inspired club grooves from Lay Far – with compelling beats, rhythms and all these great jazzy touches that lifty it to a loftier level! The album intro starts out a nice bit of piano leading the way, before the housey club groove kicks into full gear – kind of letting you ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Jobic Le Masson —
Hill ... CD Enja (Germany), 2008. Used ...