The wonderful first solo album from Nils Lofgren – done with this lean, tight sound that's nicely different than his previous work with Grin – and which really lets Nils show off all the best sides of his vocals and guitar! The group is just a core trio with Wornell Jones on bass ... (Rock) read moreCD
LoFi (Marc Lohr/Anders Filipsen) feat Jeppe Hojgaa —
Sounds & Songs ... CD Ilk (Denmark), 2011. Used ...
Mariano Loiacono & Paula Shocron —
Warm Valley ... CD Rivo (Argentina), 2012. Used ...
The title's a famous tune by Duke Ellington, but given the great flugelhorn work of Mariano Loiacono on the record, we're more tempted to think of Art Farmer – and his wonderful sound in small group settings in years past! Loiacono plays with a sound that's round, but has a nice sort of bite ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Vesa-Matti Loiri —
4 + 20 ... CD Finnlevy/Porter, 1971. Used Gatefold ...
An amazing little record from Vesa-Matti Loiri – originally released at the start of the 70s in Finland, and a rich blend of jazz, acoustic, and experimental styles! There's a really organic feel to the record – Loiri's flute and percussion mixed with a shifting array of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Some of the most sensitive work to date from Chicago cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm – a beautiful session of trio material with a gently contemplative feel! There's almost more of a jazz focus here than on some of Fred's other work – as his lines on cello come into play with the bass of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An oft-overlooked gem from Julie London – a dreamy album of Cole Porter tunes, and one that has her singing with small group backing, very much in the mode of some of her best early work for the Liberty label! The group on the album's the Bud Shank Quintet – with Shank on alto and ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
(In a limited edition 5" cardboard sleeve – with 24-bit remastering.)
2 great ones from Julie London – back to back on one CD! Calender Girl is one of Julie's wildest albums – and one of her sexiest too! The record has Julie running through the calender – singing a song a month, dedicated to January, February, March, and so on. The record's ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
One of Julie London's strongest overall albums – a great session that features small group backings with a warm and intimate feel! There's less of the languid sadness of some of Julie's other records, and more of the dreamy floating style of singers like Chris Connor or June Christy on this ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
French pop meets LA production – and the result is some of the best work ever recorded by A&M Records – a gently groovy, slightly sexy sound that really helped define the label in its early years! Claudine Longet's got a gentle Parisian style of singing that's perfect, simply ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A standout set from guitarist Wilbert Longmire – one of a few classics cut in the 70s for Bob James' Tappan Zee label, done with some great help from James on production and arrangements too! The vibe is very much in the best spirit of the Kudu Records label at the time – plenty of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A near-lost Philly disco album – recorded at Sigma Sound, but released on Casablanca at the end of the 70s – one that was almost buried under the weight of the label's collapse at the time! There's a style here that borrows bits from some of Casablanca's more mainstream artists – ... (Soul) read moreCD
No one here at the Dusty offices cares much for this stuff, but maybe some of you out there do. 10 tracks: "Love Don't Cost a Thing (RJ Schoolyard mix feat Fat Joe)", Ain't It Funny (Murder rmx feat Ja Rule)", "I'm Gonna Be Alright (Track Masters rmx feat 50 Cent)", " ... (Soul) read moreCD
Orlando Cachaito Lopez —
Cachaito ... CD Nonesuch/World Circuit, 2001. Used ...
A really wonderful collection of early work from Jeff Lorber – indie cuts from his years on the Inner City label, brought together here as a single LP! The material is really classic material from the Jeff Lorber group of the late 70s – a sweet fusion set with lots of soulful edges, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sweet keyboards, R&B grooves, and a great blend of jazz and soul modes – all fused together to make the album one of Jeff Lorber's true classics from the 80s! Lorber's keyboards and programming provide the fusiony foil for the soulful vocals of Karyn White and Michael Jefferies on a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Jeff Lorber Fusion —
Galaxian ... CD Arista/Wounded Bird, 1981. New Copy ...
The Jeff Lorber group makes a move into R&B with a few tracks on this set – adding in vocals to their core sweet fusion approach, but in a style that totally makes sense! Lorber's always had a great way with a soulful tune – working with both electric and acoustic keys in a style ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Massively messed-up grooves – and a rare one-off collaboration between Money Mark, Shawn Lee, and Tommy Guerrero – all artists we've come to love for their own funky music over the years! The sound here is as wild as you'd expect from the cover – a really trippy approach to funk ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
A very unusual bit of bossa nova – and a record that seems to criss-cross a few different A&M Records modes of the 60s! At one level, the group's got a Brasil 66 feel – since they use a female vocal chorus on some cuts, breezing along with the grooves in a style that's definitely ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A really wonderful pairing of trumpeter Dave Douglas and tenorist Joe Lovano – working together here on some of the most adventurous material that either player has cut in years! The music is balanced evenly between a sense of rhythm and sense of freedom – with a vibe that's similar ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Two rare soul brothers back to back – presented here with rare and previously unissued tracks, all pulled from the Malaco Records archive! First up is CP Love – an artist who never got much circulation up north, but whose talents easily rank with the best of the 70s southern soul ... (Soul) read moreCD
Two soundtrack-themed albums – back to back on one CD! Themes For Super Heroes is a 1979 effort from Geoff Love – one timed to match up with the successful Superman film, but which also features bits from a range of TV heroes as well! Love's arrangements are lush, but often quite lean ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
An amazing journey in soul music – told not just in the music, but in the detailed notes of the set as well! Mary Love is a singer who never broke big, but who cut some wonderful records on the LA scene of the 60s and 70s – a range of work that rivals some of the better-known female ... (Soul) read moreCD
A very hip album that shows that Mundell Lowe was much more than just a regular jazz guitarist. Lowe emerges here as a relatively hip modernist – working in a small combo that includes Ed Thigpen on drums, Billy Taylor on piano, and Les Grinage on bass, as well as occasional alto work by ... (Jazz) read moreCD
There's definitely a lot of jazz influence going on here – as the way Romero handles his guitar brings out some of the careful, chromatic phrasing you might hear from a jazz guitarist of the 50s or 60s – but in a format that's still filled with lots of Brazilian elements too! The ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A very nice set of Japanese fusion tracks cut by guitarist Reggie Lucas, with nice electric backing by Hubert Eaves on keyboard, Michael Henderson on bass, and other acoustic players like Mtume, John Stubblefield, and Clifford Adams. The set was recorded by East Wind in Japan, and the best cuts on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A wonderful compilation of some of Virgin Islands-raised soul jazz great John Lucien's better material – culled from his ever-fresh records for RCA and Columbia throughout the 70s – really incredible stuff that works it's magic every time we hear it, yet has never been particularly easy ... (Soul) read moreCD
The beginning of an amazing run on RCA for vocalist Jon Lucien – working here in a sublime blend of styles that's way beyond simple soul or standard jazz! Lucien's got a sound that's unlike anything we can think of – apart from the countless imitators who've tried for his style in ... (Soul) read moreCD
Amazing work from the great Jon Lucien – and probably his best-ever record! The album has Jon hitting a totally unified vision of spacey soul – bringing in elements of Brazilian music and touches of his Carribean roots, fusing them together with a sweet jazzy style and one of the most ... (Soul) read moreCD
Although we have to admit that we're mostly partial to Jon Lucien's early work for RCA, this collection does a good job of spanning his whole career, while still keeping the quality level high! Jon's voice never faltered in all the years of his recording work – and as this 17 track set will ... (Soul) read moreCD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Big Gun ... CD Dynamic (Italy), 2006. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
The '06 LP from a freshly shorn Ludacris – one that tackles some more serious themes on its second half than Luda's earlier Dirty South definitive efforts – but still with still with enough big, bouncing, filthy mouthed party rap to scare Bill O'Reilly. Tracks include "Grew Up A ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers —
Que Chevere ... CD Freestyle (UK), 2014. New Copy ...
A real old school set from Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers – just about the only contemporary combo we've ever heard come close to the classic sound of the Latin Soul scene in the 60s! The album smokes like some rare gem on Fania or Cotique – with wicked Latin rhythms tied up in ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
Lage Lund —
Idlewild ... CD Criss Cross (Denmark), 2015. New Copy ...
A beautiful showcase for the warm, ringing tones of guitarist Lage Lund – a wonderful player who's only gotten better and better over the years! Lage has this richly chromatic style that's always a treat with a larger group, but it gets an especially strong focus here in an intimate trio ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The official full length debut from Lupe Fiasco – another wholly unique Chicago MC who's gotten the runaround from seemingly every major label in the biz – and a record that lives up to the long-building hype! Frankly, we were scared almost immediately when we heard the description ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Lupe Fiasco takes his style a kick & a push deeper than the perceived sunny positivity of his debut on second album The Cool – flashing some biting social criticism – and a sharp brilliance that shows he's too restless to simply coast! The clean, buzzing synth funk orchestra vibe ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A nice progressive step for Lupe Fiasco – a rhymer who was ready to carve out his own distinctive niche from the beginning his career, and it's never been more unique than it is on Tetsuo & Youth – with diverse, though always soulfully resonant production by S1, Wiz Buchanan, DJ ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Bobby Lyle was one of the few 70s fusion artists who managed to move into the smooth jazz era without ever losing his cool – finding just the right way to shift his sound slightly over the years, but always have that strong ear for a keyboard solo and compelling hook in his grooves! The ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of Jimmy Lyons' nicest records from the 80s – and the kind of work that makes you love the Black Saint label for giving players like him a chance to still express themselves this way! Lyons is in wonderful form throughout – blowing with all the sharp tones that you'd know from his ... (Jazz) read moreCD
While working in Cecil Taylor's group, Cyrille and Lyons developed a wonderful interplay and dynamic, which can be felt in full effect on this wonderful duo recording, where they approach mostly original material, but also take on Strayhorn's "Take The A train". Also includes the title ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Jimmy Lyons is wonderful here, but equally great is trumpeter Enrico Rava – whose bold tones on the record easily match those of Lyons in terms of energy and inventiveness! The format is relatively free – although some tunes have a bit of an inside swing, at least more so than Lyons' ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)
2 of the earliest albums ever from bossa genius Carlos Lyra – back to back on one CD! The first album, Bossa Nova, definitely lives up to its title – as it features Lyra's wonderful original compositions wrapped around a set of orchestrations that are lightly breezy, and which dance ... (Brazil) read moreCD