The only album we've ever seen from vocalist Austin Cromer – a deep-voiced jazz singer with a style that's somewhere in the best space between Billy Eckstine and Arthur Prysock! Cromer's a lot more relaxed and less posturing than either of those bigger names – and he's got a great ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Hollywood ... CD MoWest/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy ...
A great record from The Crusaders – and an album that's really the start of the group's strong run of smooth funky jazz for the 70s – a very vibrant little set, even though the black and white cover makes the whole thing look a bit understated! The album's got the group dropping the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of our favorite albums ever from The Crusaders – a set that really sums up all the tightness they'd forged in the 70s, while still showing a new sense of soul and funk as well – expertly balanced with flawless LA production! The album may well be the group's equivalent of a Steely ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The breakout album for The Cryan Shames – a wonderfully groovy harmony pop combo from the 60s – one with a sound that's very much the best Sunshine Pop of LA, even though these guys hail from our hometown of Chicago! The vocals come together with a really magical feel – sometimes ... (Rock) read moreCD
A massive set from Nigeria's CS Crew – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! The bass is super-heavy on these grooves – way more so than on other Afro Funk records of the time, and in ways that easily match, if not beat, the early best by Fatback Band and Kool & The Gang ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Jamie Cullum with Nostalgia 77 —
Interlude ... CD Blue Note, 2015. New Copy ...
The hippest, coolest work we've ever heard from Jamie Cullum – a wonderful collaboration with Nostalgia 77, who bring a lot of deeper jazz tones back to Cullum's music! The members of the group shift from track to track, but really give the whole thing a soulful vibe that's been missing from ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Maybe the funkiest albums ever from Marius Cultier – and definitely one of the records that perfectly shows off his wonderful post-colonial blend of sounds! There's bits of funk from both sides of the Atlantic going on here – roots in both Africa and the Caribbean, but fused through ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Cummi Flu —
Z ... CD Albumlabel (Germany), 2015. Used ...
Ted Curson —
Pop Wine ... CD Futura (France), 1971. New Copy ...
Ted Curson at his finest – an incredible album that has him blowing hard, and with a wonderfully soulful style on the Paris scene of the early 70s! Curson's always been a hell of a trumpeter – but he's all-out, over-the-top on this amazing session from 1971 – working alongside ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the most personal and spontaneous albums ever recorded by Ivor Cutler – a live session that's done in the spirit of his quirky studio albums of the time, but one that's also recorded with a fair bit of crowd response! Ivor recites his stories and poems with spare harmonium backing ... (Rock) read moreCD
A mindblowing debut from Cybotron – one of the most unusual groups to ever hail from Detroit – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given the musical legacy of the city! Cybotron have a sound that's starkly electronic, and a huge influence on later electro, hip hop, techno, and house ... (Soul) read moreCD
Cybotron ... CD Dual Planet/Clear Light Of Jupiter (Australia), 1976. New Copy (reissue)...
Cybotron's self-titled record from 1976 – and it's a remarkably prescient set of experimental synth rock instrumentals! It's a bit akin the work of German pioneers like Neu! And Tangerine Dream, but Cybotron is actually the work of Australians Steve Maxwell Von Braund and Geoff Green (not to ... (Rock) read moreCD
Andrew Cyrille —
Nuba ... CD Black Saint (Italy), 1979. Used ...
A compelling collaboration between percussionist Andrew Cyrille, vocalist Jeanne Lee, and alto saxophonist Jimmy Lyons – one of the freer sessions on the Black Saint label, and one of the most striking as well! Cyrille handles a wide range of percussion – and also a few whistles too ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Cool clarinet work from Hank D'Amico – one of the only full albums he ever cut as a leader, and a swinging little set with a vibe to rival the sound of Buddy DeFranco on Verve at the same time! The setting is a small group one – a quartet with Billy Triglia on piano, another fresh ... (Jazz) read moreCD
D'Angelo comes back after many years awol from the studio – and the result is a stunning new step in his music! We've loved the man from day one – and some folks could well say that he really helped reinvigorate soul back in the 90s – and all his time away from the studio has ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
One of the most creatively adventurous efforts in years from Paquito D'Rivera – which is saying something, as he's never lacking in ambition – and it finds the style-straddling clarinetist joined by the Cimarron string quintet! Quintetto Cimarron is a Cuban combo that leans more ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A previously unissued album from Indian guitarist Amancio D'Silva – recorded during his legendary run of work at Lansdowne Studios, but making its first-ever appearance here! The work on the set is every bit as far-reaching and progressive as some of D'Silva's official releases – and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Really wonderful work from Vanessa Da Mata – a Brazilian singer who just seems to get better and better over the years! The set features sublime production from guitarist Liminha and bassist Kassin – the latter of whom always has this amazing way of folding things together, so that ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A great collection of vintage work from Brazilian singer Moreira Da Silva – including a fair bit of tracks originally only issued as 78rpm singles! The collection features two CDs' worth of material from 78s, plus the full album O Tal from later in the decade – but even that is ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Martinho Da Vila —
Enredo ... CD Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2014. New Copy ...
Soulful samba from the great Martinho Da Vila – still every bit as joyous and lively as during his famous years of the 70s! The album's a rock-solid set from start to finish – and really lives up to Martinho's long musical legacy, which hasn't dimmed a bit – while also finding ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Reputedly, this is an African funk band recorded recently by the folks at Desco Records – but as with a lot of their projects, we're not entirely sure whether or not to believe them, since they're always a bit too mysterious about the origins of their material, and this may just be some new ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
A really fresh groove from Dalindeo – still very much in the tight jazzy territory of their previous records, but with a strong addition of electric guitar added into the mix! The instrument's not used in any sort of cliched rockish way, but instead with this cool 60s electric vibe – ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Warm and mellow keyboards from the great Jorge Dalto – an obscure Japanese set from the early 80s, but one that has all the spacious grooves of his US classic from the 70s! Jorge plays a range of acoustic and electric keys here – mostly in a small group setting that features guitar ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A killer album of Mande music from one of the strongest female singers we've heard from Mali, a country with no shortage of great vocalists! Mah Damba rips through ten traditional tunes, making the most of the spare, hypnotic yet wonderfully spindly instrumental backing provided by her husband ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Seminal vocal group work from the Chicago scene of the 50s – and a wonderful collection of some of the lesser-known acts working in the Windy City at the time! All the cuts here were recorded for the United and States labels – and at the time, got a lot less circulation than work on ... (Soul) read moreCD
The first-ever full length presentation of a legendary live set from D'Angelo – recorded early in his career, and working through a host of classic tunes that really add in a nice layer to his own great music! D'Angelo's caught here in the legendary temple of groove – London's Jazz ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
A legendary live set from D'Angelo – recorded early in his career, and working through a host of classic tunes that really add in a nice layer to his own great music! D'Angelo's caught here in the legendary temple of groove – London's Jazz Cafe, home to some of the best funk and soul ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Dee Daniels is the kind of singer who really takes us back to our precious time spent in jazz clubs on the south side of Chicago a few decades back – during the days when the old school jazz singer seemed to be a dying breeed, as few labels really understood how to capture their genius or ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Ted Daniels with Oliver Lake & Daniel Carter —
Innerconnection ... CD No Business (Lithuania), 1975. Used 2CD ...
Just Sold Out!
Lost loft jazz work from trumpeter Ted Daniel – an important force on the east coast scene of the time, but one who was never as well-recorded as his contemporaries – which makes a set like this a real treasure! The group here is Ted's Energy Module ensemble – a group who really ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Rare late 50s work from UK bandleader Johnny Dankworth – the jazz musician who'd also do some great soundtrack recordings in the 60s! These upbeat, hard-swinging tracks really preface Dankworth's soundtrack greatness – as they've got a tight, lively approach that's wonderful all the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Amazing garage pulp a-go-go from the Indonesian girl group Dara Puspita – garage beat with perfectly raw instrumentation and sweet group vocals – a fantastic find from Sublime Frequencies! The CD collects the material from the 4 albums the group cut from 1966-1968 – fantastic ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Timeless soul sounds from Darien – an expressive, emotional vocalist working well here with a solid production and a strong batch of songs – really coming into his own here in a seductive soul vibe! Darien is working with influences of some of the best soul of the past few decades, but ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Wolfgang Dauner Trio —
Dream Talk ... CD CBS/Sawano (Japan), 1964. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
An early session from German pianist Wolfgang Dauner – one with a sound that's every bit as great as you'd expect from the title! The "dream talk" component here is one that comes from Dauner's gentle, yet modern approach to the keys – one that's clearly learning lessons from ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An explosion of wonderful tracks – almost like finding a crateful of some of the best contemporary club work around, all sung by a single artist! We loved Victor Davies' Hear The Sound album tremendously, and this remix project takes the whole thing even further – pushing the ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD