A great indie set from Tim Warfield – issued on a smaller label than some of the tenor player's recent efforts, but every bit as great as those records too! Tim's strongly in the lead on his well-blown horn – carving out these lines that are fluid, but filled with feeling – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Trumpet player Christian Scott really steps into his own realm of excellence on Yesterday You Said Tomorrow – his best work yet for Concord – a nice mix of moods ranging from sweeter melodic modernism with a rawish, but tight underbelly to heavier, more searing sounds! Here Scott is ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Quite possibly THE greatest Sonny Rollins album of the early years – or at least the one that has received the most accolades over the years! The record is a brilliant batch of quartet tracks that reinvents bop through Sonny's complicated, yet seemingly automatic solos – an excellent ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Ceu ... CD Six Degrees, 2006. Used ...
Another feather in the Six Degrees cap – and like the rest of their Brazilian music repertoire, an artist who seems bent on breaking down boundaries – both in styles and generations! Ceu's got the same "old is new" feeling as some of the label's other work in recent years ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Hugh Masekela —
Hope ... CD Triloka/Razor & Tie, 1994. Used ...
Titles include "Languta", "Abangoma", "Stimela", "Marketplace", and "Nomali". (Global Grooves) CD
Oscar pays tribute to Frank – but he uses his keys, not his voice – to come up with some great renditions of tunes from Sinatra's classic Capitol years! It's true that Peterson was known to vocalize on some sessions (most notably on his tribute to Nat King Cole, recorded a few years ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A classic album from Chet – and one that's got a perfect mix of vocal and instrumental moments, of the sort you don't find easily on other albums! Chet plays trumpet and sings, and is backed by Kenny Drew, Sam Jones, and Philly Joe Jones – a different style of group from his west coast ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Caetano Veloso —
Livro ... CD Nonesuch, 1997. Used ...
A great 90s album by Caetano Veloso – a beautiful re-awakening of his genius in the later years of his career! The sound here is as fresh, creative, and personal as on some of Veloso's best post-Tropicalia albums of the 70s – served up in a blend of spare percussion, edgey guitars, and ... (Brazil) read moreCD
(Includes original slipcase and oversized booklet.)
How can we even begin to describe the genius of Lambert Hendricks and Ross? The group was a jazz vocal supergroup that merged three talents that had already made a big name in the bebop vocalese field – Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, and the lovely Annie Ross – and the project was an ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
You know the story. Genius pop maestro Brian Wilson conceived of, composed, and produced the most glorious pop album of all time in 1966, but he was far too fragile in far too many ways to ever perform the complex suite of songs in concert for the next 35 or so years. Brian finally made a go of ... (Rock) read moreCD
An incredible record – the kind of album that only Blue Note could put out, and an instant classic that will sound wonderful forever! The album's truly one of the great ones – one of those Blue Notes that still makes you stop and pause when you hear it, even though you've heard it a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A killer album that's one of Joe's best! Unlike some of his other records as a vocalist, in which the arrangements are a bit too cluttered to swing, this nice relaxed live set has Joe hitting a very soulful groove, and stepping out nicely on cuts like "Gravy Waltz", "Come Back ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Lucinda Williams second album for Folkways – and the first to feature her own material – introducing one of the best Americana singer songerwriters of the past few decades! Happy Woman Blues has an apt title, and although there's plenty of heartache in her radiating from her vocal ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
A recent album by Nancy Wilson – but a really great one too, and a set that takes her back to the jazziest style of her roots! The record's a simple, unadorned affair – with smaller combo jazz backings on most numbers, arranged by John Wilson, Jay Ashby, and Llew Matthews – all ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
"I need a fix – and a kiiiiiiiiiissssssss!" What can we say? Johnny Thunders, David Johansen and the boys reinvented the wheel with the of wildly hedonist glam skronk spun on this still incredible debut record. Both records they made for Mercury are incredible, but this is the ... (Rock) read moreCD
Shankar was one of the few flying the flag of jazz/Indian music crossovers in the 80s – pushing the genre a bit farther forward at a time when most other players had abandoned it! Given that his instrumentation here is violin and drum machine, the sound's a bit different than some of the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Deep Purple —
Burn ... CD Warner/Rhino, 1974. Used ...
Titles include "Burn"," Sail Away", "What's Goin On Here", "Might Just Take Your Life", and "You Fool No One". (Rock) CD
Very groovy work from Peggy – a set of tunes tone with a nice little Latin flair! The tunes themselves are all Broadway hits of the late 50s and early 60s, but they're redone wonderfully here – so that they often bear little resemblance to the originals. Jack Marshall handled the ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Excellent Francoise Hardy album from 1968, with cool 60's arrangements that never get too overblown, and which provide a perfect showcase for her haunting vocals. The set includes some great material, like Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne", Serge Gainsbourg's "L'Anamour", Jobim's " ... (Now Sound) read moreCD