One of our favorite albums ever from Weather Report – an album that has them picking up a bit more soul than before, and shaking off some of the experimental sounds of their roots – yet all in a way that still makes them one of the most revolutionary fusion combos of the time! There's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An archetypal album from the legendary Paul Butterfield – and a set that would shape the sound of countless blues rock records to come! Despite what you might think of the genre or its many later incarnations, there's a raw power here that's really amazing – the young Butterfield and ... (Rock) read moreCD
Stan Getz and Kenny Barron – a perfect pairing on the famous People Time record! The album was recorded quite late in Stan's career, but it also represented a new flowering too – a wonderfully mature approach to tenor sax that mixed up all the dark corners and warm moments of previous ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A trio of sound architect Marc Mac's hip hop-leaning Visioneers project tracks get remixed, redone and otherwise funked up by Jazzy Jeff, Terry Tester and others – adding up to nearly an hour of Visioneer hip hop/funk revisions! Rather than merely spinning out an album of remixes of tunes ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
A great mix of styles from this up-and-coming Japanese crew – a group who work equally well in hip hop and cosmic soul territory, and who are getting help here from a huge array of guest stars! Breakthrough work hard to craft some beautifully jazzy and laidback beats on the set – but ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators —
Keep Reachin' Up ... CD Timmion/Above The Clouds (UK), 2005. Used ...
A bold step forward for the deep funk groove of Timmion Records – way more than just a "funk band meets diva" set, and instead a fully-formed soul record that's one of the greatest indies we've heard in years! Nicole Willis has already won our hearts with earlier records, but here ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
Uwe Kropinski on acoustic guitar, Cecil McBee on bass & Pheeroan Aklaff on drums. (Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)
Gene Ammons —
Red Top ... CD Past Perfect (Germany), Late 40s. Used ...
A nice collection of Gene Ammons' work that doesn't always get as well remembered as his sides for Prestige or Chess – late 40s bop recordings for Savoy, done in a wonderfully full-voiced tone! The set features Gene's classic "Red Top", plus the great two part "Big Slam", ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The first Thelonious Monk album for Columbia Records – and one of the best, as well – a beautiful illustration of the way that his shift in labels really set some new fire to his music in the early 60s! The group is Monk's sharp-edged quartet with the amazing Charlie Rouse on tenor, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Music from Lonnie Johnson & Eddie Lang, Texas Alexander, Sylvester Weaver, Blind Willie McTell, Blind Willie Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, Casey Bill Weldon, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Joshua White & Tampa Red. (Blues) CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)
Lee Konitz —
Hibeck ... CD Tim (Germany), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ...
Lee Konitz with Lennie Tristano, Billy Bauer, Shelly Mann, Warne Marsh, Sal Mosca, Jeff Morton & others. (Jazz) CD
Something of an addition to the Verve "songbook" mode of the 50s – but it's also one that's a lot more dynamic than the others, thanks to some very jazzy arrangements from Billy May! The groove here is very upbeat and jazzy – hard-swinging in the manner that May forged with ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A funky collaboration of new and old players – as trumpeter Roy Hargrove explores a range of classic styles with a host of excellent guest stars! The RH Factor project includes work by Bernard Wright, Cornell Dupree, Karl Denson, and other funk luminaries – and it also features great ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Still part of the classic early run of the group – one of the most production for an act like this in the 70s – and an album that still has them putting out a double-length set of goodness! Titles include "Byblos", "Song Of The Evergreens", "Searchin So ... (Rock) read moreCD
Include a few tracks from Money Jungle – Duke's album with Charles Mingus and Max Roach – plus selections from Togo Brava Suite, 70th Birthday Concert, and Premiered By Ellington. 12 tracks total. (Jazz) CD
Clarence Carter —
Patches ... CD Classic Sound Inc, 1970s. Used ...
Not the original album, but a compilation of Carter's work. (Soul) CD
Collects a range of early 50's small and mid-size group sessions from Dizzy Gillespie. Other players include Jimmy Heath, Percy Heath, Milt Jackson, John Coltrane, JJ Johnson, Kenny Burrell, and Stuff Smith – 15 tracks total. (Jazz) CD
Classic Bud Powell trio work for Verve – recorded with Max Roach on drums, adding a nice edge to the session! The record features some of Powell's classics – like "Tempus Fugit", "Strictly Confidential", and "Celia" – plus other haunting renditions ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Miles Davis —
Walkin' ... CD Past Perfect (Germany), 1954. Used ...
Collects 10 tracks recorded with Horace Silver, Milt Jackson, Kenny Clarke, Lucky Thompson, and Percy Heath including "Oleo", "Old Devil Moon", "I'll Remember April", "Bag's Groove", and the title tracks "Walkin". (Jazz) CD
Massive work from the great Cheryl Lynn – and a key bridge between late 70s disco and the newer grooves of the 80s club scene! The album's a mix of midtempo groovers with a few mellower tracks – and it's got a tight, slightly jazzy sound that was very fresh at the time, and which still ... (Soul) read moreCD
Although this set was recorded early in the history of the Main Ingredient's career, it also compiles tracks from their strongest period – which means that nearly every track's a winner, and all are graced by smooth uptown soul arrangements by Bert DeCoteaux. Includes their seminal AM radio ... (Soul) read moreCD
(Out of print, BMG Direct pressing.)
Red Norvo —
Move! ... CD Past Perfect, Mid 50s. Used ...
Great 50s material from Red Norvo – recorded with Tal Farlow on guitar and Charles Mingus on bass! The drum-less combination of vibes, guitar, and bass makes for an almost-exotic approach – one that rings out with some new moods and tones on tracks that are old standards – in a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
New York's a mighty big place, but it's got a nicely intimate feel in this 60s set from the Dave Brubeck Quartet – one of the combo's overlooked gems from their years on Columbia! The music is all from the TV show Mr Broadway, but there's hardly a showtune feel to the set – and instead ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Dave Brubeck takes on the Eurasian scene – with wonderfully groovy results! The album's one of Brubeck's first in the "impressions" series, and it's a really colorful assortment of tunes – tracks with some lyrical and exotic moments that come through strongly, and which ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Rick James makes the move away from Motown here – heading over to Warner/Reprise, in the Prince side of the spectrum – along with a cover image that has him wearing a paisley costume on top of a purple background – in a way that could well make the buyer think that Rick's working ... (Soul) read moreCD
With Nelson Devereaux, David Hirsch, Ben Doherty, Shilad Sen, Angie Hirsch on saxophones, Tom Krochoch, Sten Johnson, Noah Ophoven-Baldwin, Elaine Burt on trumpets, Jeff Rinear, Nick Syman, Mason Hemmer & Lauren Husting on trombones, Ethan Elseth on guitar, Steven Hobert on piano & rhodes, ... (Jazz) read moreCD