Fantastic work from these prime solo years of Doris Day – a time when Columbia Records was letting her sing way more than pop, and she was really coming into her own! As usual with Bear Family, the whole thing comes with a beautiful book – full of images, notes, and writings on Doris ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
(Comes with a beautiful full-color book – hardcover!)
Not really the last concert ever from the Modern Jazz Quartet – but a set that seemed so at the time, given that the group went their separate ways for a number of years! The record's got the combo in really top form – very much back to the basics of their early time on Atlantic ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Well, we don't know if this actually contains a full 100 years' worth of music, but it is a very nice 4-CD set that serves as a good introduction to the music of Brazil. Put together by the same folks who did the Cuba box set, this set has a similar style that assigns a specific genre to each CD ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Although most of the world knows Ike Quebec these days for his "comeback" recordings with Blue Note in the early 60s, back in the 40s, he recorded some totally smoking sides for the label that show him playing in a much younger, gutsier vein – nicely shifting between the camps of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the greatest Sonny Rollins records ever! The set is a legendary batch of trio tracks that feature Sonny working in a format that is incredibly free for the time, and which show him as more of a modernist than a bopper – although his solos are still pretty darn fantastic from a bop ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Rare work by Dean Martin – a wealth of early singles, soundtrack tunes, and other tracks that have never been reissued before – all wrapped up in an incredibly lovely 8CD box set that comes with a LP-sized hardcover book filled with color images, notes on the music, and loads of ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
(Out of print. Box has some light wear, but this is a great copy overall!)
A jazz vocal masterpiece from Sarah Vaughn – one of her greatest albums ever, and a record that raised the bar for countless vocal sessions in years to come! Sarah's working here in an intimate group arranged by Ernie Wilkins, and featuring some sublime solo work from Clifford Brown, Paul ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
You know, the more we listen to Caetano Veloso, the more we realize that just about every record he made was fantastic! Take this record – it's got a late date, and you might think that it's going to be some sort of throwaway eighties pop material – but it's actually great, and sounds ... (Brazil) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Arto Lindsay —
Prize ... CD Righteous Babe, 1999. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest 60s recordings from the Wyton Kelly Trio – thanks to some wonderful guest work from guitarist Wes Montgomery! Montgomery's working here in a gusty, rootsy style that recalls his best soul jazz sides from the earlier years – and which have a feel that's quite ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A seminal record in the world of free jazz – a set that not only helped document the incredible talents of guitarist Derek Bailey, but also proclaimed a whole new role for his instrument as well! The music here is completely different than any jazz guitar in previous years – and even ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An obscure live set from the Sun Ra Arkestra at Myron's Ballroom in LA from 1981 – their first Los Angeles appearance in a decade, and a really extended performance here that's presented here in all of its glory! The 3CD package features over 3 hours of music – a slow-building concert ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Fred Fisher Atalobhor & His Ogiza Dance Band —
African Carnival ... CD Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 70s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ...
Just Sold Out!
Funky African work from Fred Fisher – a Nigerian trombonist who crafted his own unique groove at the end of the 70s! Fred both sings and plays trombone – the latter with a Fred Wesley-like soulfulness – and his rhythms here are really wide-ranging, and embrace a host of new ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette —
Tokyo '96 ... CD ECM, 1996. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Forget the cartoony cover image of this one, because the record's got a tremendous depth and very little gimmicks – a reall standout set of work by one of the greatest salsa vocalists of the 70s! Sure, the title track does reference the Popeye cartoons a bit, but overall the record's got a ... (Latin) read moreCD
Icon ... CD Interscope, Mid 90s. Used ...
Solid soul from the great Teddy Riley – working here with his Blackstreet group, a tight harmony quartet formed after the breakup of Guy! The sound is perhaps a bit tighter and smoother than that of Guy, but no less inspired – as Riley was one of the kings of this sound at the time, ... (Soul) read moreCD
Rare work by The Showmen – a great harmony vocal group from the early 60s, and the first famous group to feature General Johnson – the unique singer who later went onto front Chairmen Of The Board! The tracks here have a rough doo-woppy quality – dripping with soul, and handled ... (Soul) read moreCD
Rare work by Stan Getz – recorded in Poland! The first 5 tracks on the CD feature work by Getz with a Polish rhythm section – performing live in Warsaw in 1960, right at a key point in his career, when he was opening up his sound a lot from the iciness of the 50s – letting in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A pretty nice live set from Milton Nascimento – recorded in the early 90s, but done acoustically, in a way that really gets at the gently soulful nature of his work! Backing is by a small group that includes piano, sax, flute, bass, and percussion – and the resultant style is really ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A key slice of Clifford Brown from the 50s – two long tracks both recorded in an open-ended jam session format, showing a side of Brown's powers that's even bolder and more inventive than some of his previous studio work! The album soars along beautifully – with Brownie in the lead ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of Ra's last recordings – and a great one – caught live at a festival in Germany, with a group that includes Marshall Allen, Ahmed Abdullah, Jothan Callins, Tyrone Hill, Stanley Morgan, and Michael Ray. The set has that Ellingtonish flourish that crept into much of Ra's work after ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A very cool, very unusual set from late 70s Finland – a keyboard-heavy batch of electronic pop that feels much more like UK work from a few years later – which might make TT Oksala way ahead of his time! TT plays a range of keyboards and guitar on the record, augmented by bass and ... (Rock) read moreCD
An obscure date from trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and tenorist Benny Golson – but some really great work from both players! The format here is relaxed and very open – long tunes that allow both players to really stretch out on their solos with tremendous grace and imagination. And ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A HUGE batch of samba-soul grooves from Seu Jorge! Jorge previously knocked around Brazil as a member of the late 90s pop group Farofa Carioca, but his first solo outing is a massive step forward into the upper echelon of the Brazilian scene! Like the best of his contemporaries, Jorge uses the ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Brilliant work – and one of the rare few albums to feature the genius alto of Sonny Simmons from the 60s! The session has the fierceness of other ESP sessions from the time, but it's also tempered with a bit of spiritualism, too – somewhat more introspective in the heavy moments than ... (Jazz) read moreCD