Mel Lewis —
Gotcha ... CD Fresh Sound (Spain), 1956. Used ...
West coast roots from drummer Mel Lewis – a tight and well-crafted session played by a septet that includes Richie Kamuca and Jerry Coker on tenor, Ed Leddy on trumpet, and Pepper Adams on baritone. The horn formation has that perfect cool jazz sound of 50s LA – space enough for solos, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Ramsey Lewis grooving in 2 of his best modes of the 60s – live, and with funky studio backings from Richard Evans! Hang On Sloopy is easily one of Ramsey Lewis' most successful records – done in the hit soul jazz style that he forged with the Young/Holt rhythm combo, honed to ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Classic New Orleans soul from Smiley Lewis – an artist who's best known for his classic "I Hear You Knocking", but who has a lot more great tracks under his belt! Titles include "Bumpity Bump", "Bells Are Ringing", "Blue Monday", "Lillie Mae" ... (Soul) read moreCD
A much-needed collection of all the cool little extra bits from this extra-hip French duo – a group we've loved for their previous records on the Trouble In Mind label, and who really come through with this extra serving of goodies! The sound here is just what we love from the pair – ... (French) read moreCD
Key early work by Abbey – no so much the "blue" album you'd guess from the title, but a session that's filled with the kind of anger and emotion that makes us love her so much when she's this good! The group here is very hip – an ensemble brought to the date by her then-partne ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A wonderfully moody album from Abbey Lincoln – one that's a bit more laidback than some of her other efforts, but no less soulful! There's kind of a broken, jagged sound to the record – a late nite vibe that's blue and melancholy, and which gets some great support from the tenor sax of ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Ivan Lins —
Serie Bis ... CD EMI (Brazil), 1970s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ...
Ivan Lins did some of his best work for EMI/Odeon during the late 70s, and although most of his individual albums from that era are long out of print, this nice 28 track set brings together a lot of great moments from that time, with 2CDs worth of material to choose from! Titles include "Dinor ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Not for the weak at heart! This mad selection of eazy tunes by German composer Barry Lipman represents the exotic beach fantasies of the Economic Miracle crowd at full tilt. Lipman takes the brassy 60s sound of American easy players like Herb Alpert, filters them through the 70s sweeping easy ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
A classic bit of club from Lipps Inc – an album that's got the group nicely stretched-out and extended – taking them way past the simpler sounds you might know from their hit single work! Tracks here are all quite long, and feature lots of instrumental workouts over very tight rhythms ... (Soul) read moreCD
A fantastic sextet session recorded in 1961, shortly before Booker Little's death – and filled with all the promise and power he ever packed into his playing! There's a sharp, angular groove to many of the numbers here – that mix of modern and hardbop that was cresting best in the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The legendary trumpeter Booker Little – paired here with drummer Max Roach, who was frequently Book's leader at the time! The set's got a sharp-edged and modern mix of hardbop and fresh ideas – very similar to the best Roach albums of the time – and with a similar sort of group ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A well-titled set – as the album features some of the best early sides that Little Walter recorded for Chess – records that went on to set a whole new standard both in blues vocals and harmonica! There's tightness here that's a bit different from some of the other Chess blues at the ... (Blues) read moreCD
Little Women —
Lung ... CD Aum Fidelity, 2013. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
One long piece from this jazz quartet that includes Darius Jones on alto, Andrew Smiley on guitar, Travis Laplante on tenor, and Jason Nazary on drums – yet a work that's way more gentle and poetic than you might expect! While most other groups might aim for freer noise on a track this long, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Jazz funk session with a sound that's a bit more like some of the earlier Irma releases, and with a sound that might be best described as "classic" acid jazz (if we dare use such a term.) The group's got live drumming, keyboards, tenor, guitars, and trombone – and there's a female ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
The fantastic first album from LL Cool J – one that really kicked off a whole new school of hip hop – the early Def Jam era! Radio features straight up excellent early Def production from Rick Rubin and loads of tight tracks from LL – whose charisma continued to flow for the next ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A classic set from reedman Charles Lloyd – a set that really pushes forward all the experiments he'd begun in the Chico Hamilton group – and shows a bold move forward for rhythms in 60s jazz! The tracks are long, and spiral out wonderfully – but in ways that are different than ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Not Edu's classic work, but pretty darn great nonetheless! The album's a sophisticated batch of compositions – played with the complexity of some of Edu's jazzier work from the late 70s – and the overall sound is very nice, and proves that Lobo's still one of Brazil's richest musical ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A collection of Edu Lobo's work for Warner Brothers – featuring titles from the Limite Das Aquas session, recorded around 1980. The set's a great one if you like Lobo's work – as it takes all of the penchant for complicated jazzy and baroque scoring of earlier years, and filters it ... (Brazil) read moreCD
One of the greatest early albums from Edu Lobo – a groundbreaking set that has Lobo's vocals and guitar backed with sublime sounds from the Tamba Trio! As on their own records, the Tamba Trio harmonize wonderfully – letting Edu's vocals take the lead, but supporting him with those ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A bit of ballads, but probably a bit more blues too – given that Joe Locke's approach here is mighty darn soulful, and really keeps things moving nicely – even during mellow moments! Locke bills the album as dedicated to folks who've worked a hard day, and need to slow down in the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Joe Locke's on sticks – the mallets of his vibes – and the strings here are handled by Jonathon Kreisberg, who plays both electric and acoustic guitar on the set! The pair get rhythm support from Jay Anderson on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums – both musicians who match the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Pete Lockett's Network Of Sparks with Bill Bruford —
One ... CD Summerfold (UK), 2000. Used ...
2 great ones from Julie London – back to back on one CD! The End Of The World follows nicely from Julie's interpretation of the big pop hit of the same name – in territory that's sad and dreamy, but in a different way than her earlier albums on Liberty. There's a nicely boozy quality ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A landmark album in 50s vocal jazz – spare, moody, and evocative tunes from Julie London – sung in a stripped-down setting that few other singers would dare at the time! The sound of the set is as sexy as the cover – intimate, personal, and breathily sung in a mode that comes ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Julie London slinks her way through a batch of tracks that range from sexy to groovy to just plain goofy! This 22 track set brings together a nice amount of stuff that's currently hard-to-find on CD, including many gems from her Liberty years. Titles include "Girl Talk", "Black ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
French pop meets LA production – and the result is some of the best work ever recorded by A&M Records – a gently groovy, slightly sexy sound that really helped define the label in its early years! Claudine Longet's got a gentle Parisian style of singing that's perfect, simply ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Very nice work by the lovely Claudine Longet – later tracks than her more famous A&M recordings of the 60s, tunes dune for Barnaby records in the early 70s! The feel here steps off nicely from Claudine's A&M sides – getting a bit hipper, a bit deeper, and taking on some of the ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Always-great work from lovely French singer Claudine Longet – a vocalist with a style that's unlike anyone else we can think of! This one's another sublime blend of French 60s pop and sunny A&M production – arranged to perfection by the great Nick DeCaro, with touches that deepen ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A sweet two-fer from guitarist Wilbert Longmire – two Tappan Zee albums back to back on a single CD! First up is a deep glass of Champagne from Wilbert – classy, sophisticated jazz from the end of the 70s – but still served up with plenty of soul, too! Bob James and Jay ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A tremendous soundtrack – nearly perfect in every way, and put together with a heck of a lot more care than the Russ Meyer film it was recorded to accompany! We honestly have never heard another Bill Loose score before, but with this one we'd rank him right up there with our favorites of the ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Orlando Cachaito Lopez —
Cachaito ... CD Nonesuch/World Circuit, 2001. Used ...