We love this music – and it's some of our favorite ever on Impulse Records! Gato Barbieri's a musician that's worked in many styles over the years, but during his brief mid 70s run on Impulse, he cut some tremendous records that blended Latin modes of his South American roots with some of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A really wonderful album from Ray Barretto – more jazz fusion than his usual 70s salsa – but in a way that we really really love! The album's a crossover gem that has Ray working with Stix Hooper, Joe Sample, and Wilton Felder of The Crusaders – a trio who produced the record, ... (Latin) read moreCD
An overlooked session from Kenny Barron – recorded with and by bassist Peter Ind, and issued on Ind's small Wave Records label! The date is one of the most open, easy-flowing Barron sessions from the time – filled with very long tracks that often have Kenny stretching out strongly on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of Kenny's best albums from the 70s – a moody set of piano tracks – both electric and acoustic – that features backing by Ted Dunbar, David Williams, Sonny Morgan, and Albert Heath. Most of the tracks have a very nice warm 70's soul jazz sound – laidback, but ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Nik Bartsch's Ronin —
Llyria ... CD ECM (Germany), 2010. Used ...
A rhythmic, moody and moving set from Nik Bartch's Ronin for ECM – somewhat relaxed material that still has an something of sinister melodic undercurrent. Bartch's piano leads some dynamtic, and quite wonderful drum work by Kaspar Rast and percussion by Andi Pupato, with bass by Bjorn Meyer ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Nik Bartsch's Ronin —
Stoa ... CD ECM (Germany), 2006. Used ...
A fantastic bit of jazz funk fusion – and one of the landmark 70s albums produced by Larry Mizell! This is Gary Bartz's second (and most amazing) collaboration with Larry Mizell – a studio genius who could focus on the best talent of a jazz artist, then expand it using additional ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the last Gary Bartz albums for Prestige – and a really unique session with a different feel than some of his earlier work! Gary's still got plenty of angular funk in his sound here – thanks to some edgey keyboards from Hubert Eaves – but he's also tightened things up a bit ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Basie was getting all over the place during the 50s – and this set's a great little concert recorded in London! The album's classic Basie for Verve – with Joe Williams on vocals on 3 tracks, and a tight group that includes Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Benny Powell, Matthew Gee, and Frank ... (Jazz) read moreCD
2 mid 70s albums from Shirley Bassey – back to back as a 2CD set! Nobody Does It Like Me has shirley working in New York with arrangements by Gene Page and Nick Perito – both of whom give Shirley a sound that's smooth, sophisticated, and sometimes soulful – yet still filled with ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
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Shirley Bassey —
Singles ... CD EMI (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. Used ...
Pierre Bastien —
Pop ... CD Rephlex (UK), 2005. Used ...
Some of the most soulful Latin tunes ever recorded – brilliant work by Joe Bataan, the self-styled Latin Funk Brother who forever changed the course of the music! The tracks on the set date from Joe's late 60s and early 70s sides for Fania – pre-Salsoul work that had Joe working in a ... (Latin) read moreCD
(Out of print. Digipack tray has some broken teeth.)
A really unique album from pianist Jon Batiste – a set that's straight jazz at some points, a bit Crescent City at others, but always with a feel that's very individual – and one of the freshest new styles we've heard in years! Jon's instrumental tracks are wonderful – full of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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Jon Batiste/Chad Smith/Bill Laswell —
Process ... CD MOD Technologies, 2014. Used ...
Smooth and lush soul from singer Nicolas Bearde – a great vocalist with a really classic approach! Nicolas has a sound that almost reminds us of some of the classic Norman Connors albums from the late 70s – soul, but with a jazz sensibility clearly working underneath. And although ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
The Beatnuts didn't have a whole heckuva of a lot in the way of lyrical ideas by '01, but this underrated LP for Loud is well worth the purchase price anyway, thanks to the 'nut's continued mastery of beats and samples. They virtually ignore perfunctory trends and stay firmly rooted in the ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Produced by the hotter-than-Mercury Neptunes, Dave Kelly, Irv Gotti, Taxi (Sly & Robbie) and others. 13 tracks in all, including "Feel It Boy" with Janet Jackson, "Fresh From Yard" with Lil Kim, "Street Life", "Pure Pretty Gal", "Bossman" with ... (Reggae) read moreCD
The core Quest sound, in a whole new setting – one that features the piano of Richie Beirach and reeds of Dave Liebman, cast out over some larger jazz arrangements from the Frankfurt Radio Big Band! All the sense of space and tension in the original Quest sound is still very firmly in place ... (Jazz) read moreCD