A repackaged version of Djavan's early album from 1976 – with a nice edge that's rawer than the material he later recorded for Columbia. The record has a nice production style that's pretty spare, and which features Djavan backed by a tight little jazz group, with some nice electric piano ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A tight little salsa combo with a nice jazzy edge – led by trumpeter Carmelo Rivera, and featuring vocals by Nelson De Jesus, Cheo Feliciano, and Salvador Tirado. The sound's got some nice rootsy touches – with a bit of bajo and percussion on the best numbers, and an overall feel that's ... (Latin) read moreCD
An odd collection of tracks, but they're all great, and the set's an excellent batch of some of Chandler's harder-to-find material from the mid and late 60s! The tracks are pulled from his years at Chess, Brunswick, and Mercury (one of the advantages of the recent Universal/Polygram merger!) ... (Soul) read moreCD
Goldmine pillages their vaults to come up with 30 of the best girl-oriented northern soul cuts – nearly all of which are performances by girl groups, or by a girl lead singer backed by a group. Cuts include "Now That I Found You Baby" by The Mirettes, "Try My Love" by The ... (Soul) read moreCD
Music from Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, Mildred Bailey, Don Redman And His Orchestra, Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra, Jimmy Johnson And His Orchestra, Fats Waller And His Buddies, Ethel Waters, Lena Horne, Cab Calloway And His Orchestra & more. (Jazz) CD
Classic Delmark material from one of the core members of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago. Jarman leads a group that includes other AACM players like Fred Anderson, Thurman Barker, and Muhal Richard Abrams. Sherri Scott sings a bit, and the whole record has the spare feeling of some of the Art ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An incredible album – unlike anything else that Shelly Manne recorded! The record features Shelly getting all dope and mellow, sliding around on the kit in a kickback set of complex drum fills and percussion effects – with lots of unusual rhythms you never would have heard on his ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An insanely wonderful legacy in music – almost all of the important solo albums by Lou Reed – packaged here in one fantastically-done deluxe set! The sounds alone are worth the price of admission – music that begins with early post-Velvet Underground material recorded for RCA ... (Rock) read moreCD
Very cool box set of 3 CDs' worth of material recorded by Peter Brotzmann and his amazing group of players on 2 trips to Chicago in the late 90s! The set – which is limited and numbered – features both live and studio performances by the Chicago Octet and Tentet, two provisional ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print – and hand numbered, limited edition! Slipcase has some light wear.)
A great set of doo wop and early soul from Rhino Handmade! Music from the Clovers, the Drifters, the Chords, the Regals, the Playboys, the Cardinals, the Diamonds, the Drifters, the Pearls & more. (Soul) CD
A massive slice of Afro Funk from the Detroit scene – recorded by a group that we'd rank right up there with The Daktaris, Antibalas, and the best of the Afro-revival scene! The group's got a really great approach that brings plenty of jazz into the mix – really using the horns to ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
A legendary meeting of two giant talents in Brazilian music – and a set that's maybe one of the best albums of the decade by both artists involved! The album has a raw, acoustic vibe – the kind of sound you'd expect from the cover photo of Jorge Ben and Gilberto Gil playing guitars ... (Brazil) read moreCD
With Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams, recorded in Paris, France, November 6, 1967. 8 tracks: "'Round About Midnight", "No Blues", "Mascalero", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", 'Riot", "Walkin'", "Green Dolphin ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Easily the crowning moment of genius for the legendary Dave Brubeck Quartet – the moment when all things came together magically, and the group somehow elevated themselves to a whole new level in jazz! At the time of the set, Brubeck, Paul Desmond, and the rest had already been making plenty ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print Columbia Jazz Materpieces pressing.)
A fantastic mid 60s album from Grant Green – but one that never got its due originally, because it was unreleased at the time – and didn't come out until a Japanese version in the late 70s! Despite that oddly long gap, Matador is truly one Grant's best ever records – a really ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A mellow set of ballads, taken mostly from Trane's first few years at Impulse – in various formations that have him working with his classic quartet, plus guests like Johnny Hartman, Eric Dolphy, or Duke Ellington. Titles include "Soul Eyes", "What's New", "Dear ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of Art Blakey's first true moments of genius! This transitional version of the Jazz Messengers included two parts – Lee Morgan and Bobby Timmons – of the holy Morgan/Shorter/Timmons trilogy, and it's also got the added bonus of Benny Golson on tenor, who was at the height of his ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A brilliant album – and real turning point for Herbie Hancock! After first coming onto the scene as the soul jazz hero between Blue Note funky classics like "Watermelon Man" or "Blind Man, Blind Man" – Herbie emerges here as a concerned modernist with a strand of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The complete recordings from Albert Ayler's 1966 ESP set at Slugs Nightclub – located in his home turf of the East Village, a very fervent setting for avant jazz at the time! The material has a feel that's a lot like Ayler's studio recordings for ESP, but the tracks are longer overall, and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A monster record by Brother Jack McDuff, and one of his best-ever – in our humble opinion! At first glance, the album appears to be just a bunch of jazz covers of standards and pop tracks – like "Tobacco Road", "Shadow Of Your Smile", "This Bitter Earth", ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A beautiful set of spiritual jazz from South Africa – recorded recently, but very much in the same soulful tradition of the best of that scene from the early 70s onward! The tracks are long, flowing, and open – set up in a fantastic way by the rich, round work of the bass of Benjamin ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Bob Mintzer Big Band New York Voices —
Meeting Of Minds ... CD Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, 2018. Used ...
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A genre-defining moment from pianist Keith Jarrett – a record that really set the world on fire, and which continues to charm all these many decades later! Although Jarrett had already made some amazing music in a trio setting during the 60s, and in his more freewheeling groups with Dewey ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great album by The Vibrations – the group who's best known for their 60s Northern Soul tunes, but who really shine in this obscure 70s session! The sound here is quite different than any of the group's other albums – a mixture of 70s funk and harmony styles, done with a more ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the greatest contributions made by the 32 Jazz label so far has been the rich amount of classic Roland Kirk material they've released on the market. The best of Kirk's work has been out of print for years, and like the folks at 32 Jazz, we think that's a darn shame – which is why we're ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the most impressive albums ever from arranger Oliver Nelson – a set that really shows the full depth of his mighty talents! Side one features Nelson working with a larger orchestra – similar to the kind of ensemble he arranged for other artists in the 60s, but handled here with ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutuout hole.)
Caetano Veloso —
Singles ... CD Mercury (Japan), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. Used ...
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Amazing! This is a very cool 19-track CD that brings together all of the Caetano Veloso singles from his first 10 years, and it's a great batch of material that includes many tracks that haven't been on LPs, or any of the CD reissues we've been stocking! As with any major artist like this, the ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A stupid title, but a record that features some excellent material from Mingus' fruitful trip to Europe in 1964! The 2CD set brings together live tracks recorded at the Salle Wagram in Paris, played by Mingus with a small group that includes Eric Dolphy, Clifford Jordan, Jaki Byard, and Dannie ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette —
Whisper Not ... CD ECM, 1999. Used 2 CDs ...
Two tenors, indeed – Clifford Jordan and Junior Cook – both sounding great in this date from mature later years! The rhythm section is sweet, too – with Kirk Lightsey on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Eddie Gladden on drums. (Jazz) CD