Tracks from Rupert Gregson-Williams, Guy E Fletcher & Rupert Gregson-Williams, Robert N Daspit, Nicholas Hooper, Scott LeFanu & Richard Lacy, Christian Henson & Marcos D'Cruze, David J Reading, Gerard McConnell & more. (Sound Library) CD
Two obscure 80s albums from Paul Mauriat – back to back on a single CD! Transparence is from the mid 80s – a time when the hit easy listening maestro Paul Mauriat was really trying to reinvent himself – mixing in some of his earlier slink with tunes that might be a bit more ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
A pair of albums from French maestro Paul Mauriat – back to back on a single CD! C'Est La Vie is from a generation when so many other artists were moving their easy instrumental styles into disco grooves – but Paul Mauriat nicely finds his own path forward, and instead keeps things ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
Pure genius from Ray Bryant – the kind of a record that few other players could ever hope to cut, and a fantastic demonstration of Ray's extremely soulful approach to the trio format! Bryant's working here with Bill Lee on bass and Mickey Roker on drums – in a triple-burning setting ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Fantastic! This excellent double CD set is an amazing batch of grooves put together by the brilliant German film composer Peter Thomas, for a set of films from the 60s based on super G-Man Jerry Cotton. The music's a wonderful batch of swinging swinging grooves, with cool jazzy bits, nice ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Vincent Herring —
Folklore ... CD Music Masters, 1993. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Features Herring on alto and soprano – with Cyrus Chestnut on piano, Ira Coleman on bass, and Carl Allen on drums! (Jazz) CD
An album of grace, poise, and lyrical beauty – surprisingly soulful, and filled with original compositions that make the album really stand out from the pack! Herring's at the height of his powers here – and possibly higher at those heights than we've ever heard him before – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print. Rear tray card has a cutout notch.)
Kenny Garrett/John Scofield/Michael Brecker/David —
Old Folks ... CD West Wind (Germany), 1999. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Probably the best track Show & AG's "Goodfellas" LP. Plus a remix from Premier that give the song a more mellow, late-night feel that works with the more laid-back rhymes than the first Showbiz & AG LP. (Hip Hop) CD
A seminal collection of rare soul from Ace/Kent Records – and one that virtually set the standard for all the countless obscure soul collections that have followed over the years! Back when Kent issued this one, folks had barely started to scratch past the surface for vintage soul – ... (Soul) read moreCD
An early standout set from Ornette Coleman – and a record that features him blowing on tenor, instead of his usual alto – as you might guess from the title! In a way, Ornette's playing on tenor is almost freer than his alto work – a bit more open-ended and exploratory, stretching ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of Ornette's great albums for the obscure Artists House label, and different from the one that he recorded with James Blood Ulmer, which was more of a straight-on Harmelodic work. This one's got him playing a set of tender sensitive duets with bassist and longtime accompanyist Charlie Haden. ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Not quite the classic of the first two albums, but still dope all the way through, with Code Money on the turntables. Includes the title track, "No More Rock N' Roll", "Mr. Big Dick", and "Signifying Rapper", an adaptation of the traditional Signifying Monkey. (Hip Hop) CD
Ismael's still going strong at the end of the 70s – working with a set of arrangements by pianist Javier Vazquez – all in a tight salsa mode, but with some nice rootsy touches! Mario Hernandez plays tres on the record, giving some tunes a really nice bottom rhythm – and the group ... (Latin) read moreCD
Essential neo psych post punk from Robyn Hitchcock & The Soft Boys. While we defy anyone to convince us that a better rock & roll song than "I Wanna Destroy You" came out in 1980, the whole album is really great! There's something of a sinister undercurrent to the to the songs ... (Rock) read moreCD
Killer cuts from one of the coolest indie labels on the east coast scene in the 70s – Mainstream Records, an imprint that may be best-remembered for its righteous jazz albums of the time – but a company who also cut a heck of a lot of stellar soul on funky 45s! This collection does a ... (Funky Compilations) read moreCD
A huge array of soul tracks from the Mainstream label – an imprint that was probably best known for its jazz work of the early 70s, and as the launching pad for a few key rock groups – but one who also cut some killer soul tracks in the best New York and Philly styles of the period! ... (Soul) read moreCD
Anthemic early 90s rock from Pearl Jam – one of the biggest debuts of all time and for good reason! Ten has a big, classic rock-reared sound, but done with such forthright sincerity and for the time, completely refreshing lack of macho posturing, it really was the perfect formula for a ... (Rock) read moreCD
One of the greatest groups to ever hit the Baltimore scene – and one who've never fully gotten their due, given that they recorded for a variety of different labels, on a career that never saw them issuing a full length LP! This set nicely corrects that fact, as it brings together cuts by ... (Soul) read moreCD
A set that brings together half small group sessions, and half large group tracks – with Bird fronting orchestras arranged by Joe Lipman and Gil Evans. The small group tracks are both quartet ones – with either Hank Jones or Al Haig on piano – and titles include master takes and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A very interesting live set from 1969, and one that captures Stan Getz hanging in the balance between a number of different eras! He's playing here in a vein that's very similar to his work on the classic Sweet Rain album – with wonderfully rich emotional solos, filled with pain and longing ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sonic Youth as early 80s noise mongers – a low fi, clattering mess of fuzzy post punk – sounding better than we ever remembered all these years later! There's an undercurrent of ominousness that permeates Confusion Is Sex – working with space and a sense of pacing that's an sharp ... (Rock) read moreCD
154 ... CD Restless Retro, 1979. Used ...
Wire's 3rd LP – and an amazing record that has aged very well! The record's an excellent mix of punk rock and later more experimental numbers – and includes tracks like "I Should Have Known Better", "On Returning", "The 15th", and "Map Ref. 41N ... (Rock) read moreCD
(Out of print. Booklet has some water damage, including peeling to the inner pages.)
Wonderful, frightening and one of the best ever albums by The Fall! The Wonderful & Frightening World Of The Fall was their first album for Beggar's Banquet, and it's got a cleaner sound than the late 70s & earlier 80s sets, but it's still as sneering as sinister as all get out. Still, ... (Rock) read moreCD
The album that rocked a million dorm rooms back in the 60s – and for good reason, too – given that the title track is a side-long, totally jamming monster – the kind of track that was really revolutionary at the time, and which still has a hell of an impact all these many years ... (Rock) read moreCD
Peter Frampton and The Bee Gees attempt to recreate the magic of the late Beatles – on a set that also features performances by Steve Martin, Dianne Steinberg, Donald Pleasence, Stargard, Earth Wind & Fire, and Billy Preston! (Soundtracks) CD
Procol Harum —
Grand Hotel ... CD Chrysalis/Castle Communicatons (UK), 1973. Used ...
A great date from the later revival years of altoist Frank Morgan – thanks to a warm performance from the Cedar Walton trio! One of the great things about late Morgan is the way in which he's able to really fit himself into different settings – still holding onto his soulful roots, but ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print. Rear tray card has a small cutout mark.)
Nice mid 60s material by this legendary Cuban vocalist. The record has a bit of a folkloric sound, and features Gonzalez backed by La Sonora Alegre (who may have been a studio group culled from the ranks of Alegre's recording artists). Titles include "Abicu", "Odio Gitano", ... (Latin) read moreCD
One of the last classic efforts from the team of Willie Colon and Ruben Blades – a subtle but effective set of tracks that showcases both Blades' increasingly political concerns and the growing pan-Latin sound of Colon! The core approach is still mostly salsa, but you can hear plenty of ... (Latin) read moreCD