A great crossover moment for Randy Crawford – a set that's filled with catchy little numbers that really helped to break her big to a larger audience, yet still with all the jazzy class of her earlier records too! Linda and Cecil Womack contributed a number of excellent songs to the set, and ... (Soul) read moreCD
Randy Crawford, Flora Purim, Eddie Harris, et al —
Sharky's Machine ... CD Warner/Varese, 1981. New Copy ...
One of the coolest soundtracks ever for a Burt Reynolds film – and a hip mix of soul and jazz tracks that's gone onto become a classic over the years! The album's a compilation of sorts, but most of the material was recorded fresh for the film – and the different artists really work ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
The massive first album from Creative Source – a really unique group who really helped push the ensemble vocal mode forward in the 70s! The mixed male/female lineup recalls similar groups of the late 60s – but Creative Source also have a deeper, hipper style that comes through right ... (Soul) read moreCD
Crescent City Gold is Allen Toussaint, Dr John, Earl Palmer, Alvin Tyler, Lee Allen, Edward Frank and Kathy Sebastian. (Jazz) CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)
Crimetime Orchestra with Sonny Simmons —
Atomic Symphony ... CD Jazzaway (Norway), 2009. New Copy 2CD ...
An amazing moment in music from the Norwegian scene – a searing live performance from Crimetime Orchestra, a large all-star jazz ensemble – joined here by alto sax legend Sonny Simmons, plus an additional 65 orchestral players as well! The core group features heavyweights like Bugge ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great partnership between pianist Marilyn Crispell and drummer Gerry Hemmingway – both musicians who've worked together often over the years, and find a way here to really summarize their best qualities! On some tracks, Crispell's piano has all those sharp, angular lines we love so much ... (Jazz) read moreCD
We never tire of the saxophone work of Sonny Criss – and this mid 70s gem is a perfect example of his brilliance! Sonny's sound on alto here is completely his own – raspily, soulful style that's really unique – and which draws strongly from Criss' rich life experience, including ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print, artwork is wrinkled from some light water damage.)
The music of Roberto Carlos, re-served nicely by Teresa Cristina – working here with help from the Os Outros group, in a groove that's much more lively than some of Roberto's originals! The approach is almost funky at points – spontaneous soulful backings that really liven things up, ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Short swing based tracks recorded by French guitarist Henri Crolla in the mid 50s – originally issued on one LP and 2 45 rpm eps, and lovingly repackaged here with full notes, in a set that includes 16 tracks in all. About half the tracks feature vibes work by George Daly and piano by ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Hal Crook with John Lockwood & Bob Gullotti —
Only Human ... CD Ram (Italy), 1993. Used ...
(NOTE: This CD is missing the back tray artwork, but still contains the full booklet. Everything else is fine – just the back tray artwork is missing.)
Jazzy soul with plenty of warmth – a great album by this little-known group from Ohio! The combo started out as a fusion group, but then moved into some soulful territory when they picked up a vocalist – singer Ron Boustead, who gives the record a style that reminds us a lot of Average ... (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
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
One of the few albums as a leader from Mighty Mike Cuozzo – a tight tenor player with a great sort of 50s swing! The set's the kind of no-nonsense, well-blown effort you might expect from Sonny Stitt or Seldon Powell at the time – tunes that pack in plenty over a relatively short space ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Stunning early work from trumpeter Ted Curson – a record that's got as much soul and rock-solid power as you'd guess from the image on the cover! Ted's working here in the company of his frequent partner from the early days – tenorist Bill Barron – and together, they come up with ... (Jazz) 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
ennCymande hit some well-deserved heights on this massive third album – working with a complicated groove that's even more compelling than their earlier albums – in a righteous blend of heavy bass and tripped-out guitars that's unlike anything else we've ever heard! The music's a ... (Soul) read moreCD
Cypress Hill's debut masterpiece – one of the biggest and best first albums in 90s hip hop! There's little we can add to the canon when it comes to describing this album's impact, but it's still pretty revelatory. Like other west coast rap heavies of the time, Cypress Hill documents real ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A bouncy early gem from The Cyrkle – filled with easygoing, impeccable harmonies – and mixed with some wonderful arrangements and production from the legendary John Simon – who's really at the top of his game here, during a short but wonderful run of records for Columbia! Early ... (Rock) 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
A really unique album from this salsa legend – a set that has Oscar D'Leon paying tribute to the era of big bands, both Latin and jazz – with full orchestral backing alongside his vocals! The package has a really unusual presentation – in that it features two different CDs of the ... (Latin) 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
Lively trio work from drummer Duduka Da Fonseca – a set that has all the Brazilian touches you might expect from the title, but which also sparkles with lots of straighter jazz moments too! Duduka's as strong as ever on the kit, and the album really draws a lot of warmth from the piano lines ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Daft Punk have always worn their love of pop, disco, electro, soul and fusion pretty proudly on their robot sleeves – and bless 'em, they're paying more earnest tribute than ever before on Random Access Memories – featuring homages to and collaborations with Chic guitarist/pop soul ... (New 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
The 1969 debut studio album from Karen Dalton – one of the most unique voices of the 60s folk scene, and one of the most emotionally rich, blue & soulful – a heroine to many artists to come, and one of the (sadly) very few pieces of music she made in a professional studio she made ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
Dam Funk does it again – really blowing us away with his crispy fresh version of funk – one that's a perfect fusion of old school modes from the 70s and 80s, and some of the more cosmic touches of the current century! The approach uses lots of splash on the keyboards and beats – ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
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A sublime early set from John Coltrane – and one of Tadd Dameron's greatest moments on record ever! The session's a laidback quartet one – with John Simmons on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums, completing the group with Dameron on piano and Trane on tenor – all coming together ... (Jazz) 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
Franco D'Andrea —
3 Lines ... CD Philology (Italy), 1996. Used ...
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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
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
A compelling 70s set from reedman Eddie Daniels – a lot darker than some of his smoother jazz sides to come! There's a feel here that's almost in the CTI camp, but a bit spacier overall – as Daniels' work on flutes, tenor, and clarinet comes into play nicely with Fender Rhodes and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Brilliant work from the Danish modern jazz scene of the 60s – a group that has way more to offer than you might guess from the "radio" in their name – and a sound that's certainly more striking than any jazz that was hitting American airwaves at the time! The ensemble is ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Brilliant bracing sounds from this groundbreaking group – recorded in Poland in the mid 60s, with an added suite of tracks as well! The ensemble is led by bassist Erik Moseholm, who composed all the music in the set – and features amazing horn interplay from a lineup that includes Bent ... (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
A funky killer from this hip Brazilian drummer – with his always great precussive vibe touched nicely by Cali soul and funk influences! There's a really great mix of modes on this one. The percussion is prominent, of course, often with a funk steeped bass groove, killer horns, nice guitar ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Betty Davis was one of the nastiest ladies in 70s soul – and this is one of her greatest albums – a killer batch of funky tracks all the way through! Betty has a sound like nobody else – and she takes heavy drums, throbbing bass, and ripping guitars – all as a hard and ... (Soul) read moreCD