One of the strongest live performances we've heard from Cecil Taylor in the 70s – a set that doesn't just focus on Taylor's freewheeling piano lines, but seems to draw equally from all the members of the group! That quality is extremely important, given that the group is such a great one ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Cecil Taylor's first LP for the Candid label – and a landmark album that really lets him open up for the first time in years at a recording session! The album was cut at Nola's Penthouse in 1960, and the core group is Cecil's trio with Buell Neidlinger on bass and Dennis Charles on drums ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A pair of great albums from Chip Taylor – an artist who finally seems to be getting his due! Last Chance is a stone classic from Taylor – a very hip cat who was raised in New York, wrote a number of big pop hits in the 60s, but was always much more comfortable with country music in the ... (Rock) read moreCD
A pair of very unusual albums – back to back on a single CD! The set's a bit out of order – and actually starts with Panic, the sequel to Creed Taylor's previous album for ABC, and like that one, a very weird mix of jazzy backings, odd sound effects, and cool production techniques! ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
Ebo Taylor —
Twer Nyame ... CD Philips/Mr Bongo (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ...
An early gem from Ghana legend Ebo Taylor – a smoking little set with a really hypnotic feel overall! The tracks here are all nice and long – and build energy with kind of a minimal layering of sound – an approach that's different than some of the longer Nigerian jams you might ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
A stunning set of soul – and an album that will win you over right from the very first offbeat note! Some mad guitars introduce Gloria Ann Taylor's title cover version of "Love Is A Hurtin Thing" – and the whole album follows suit with these really unusual funky elements ... (Soul) read moreCD
Keyboard James Taylor works here in a very unique setting – but one that's totally great, as well – and which really seems to give his music a very fresh vibe! The title's no lie – as Taylor's working in a mass-like format, complete with a large vocal choir – but the result ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
Not the album Disco 9000 – which was a cool Johnny Taylor soundtrack in the late 70s – but an equally great collection of his massive work for Columbia Records at the time! The package is a perfect introduction to Taylor's magic at the label – that great point when he worked his ... (Soul) read moreCD
Landmark work by one of the hippest gals on the Chicago scene of the past 50 years – blues singer Koko Taylor, an artist who also had a heck of a lot of soul as well! Titles include "I Got What It Takes", "Um Huh My Baby", "Twenty Nine Ways", "I Don't Care ... (Blues) read moreCD
A record that's as weird and wonderful as its cover – and every bit as colorful too! Tea & Sympathy may not have gone onto the fame as some of their late 60s UK contemporaries, but the group have a similarly groundbreaking, genre-busting quality on this classic set for Harvest Records ... (Rock) read moreCD
A mix of bassy funk and mainstream electro grooving from Tease – the RCA album from the group, and a record that seems to share a lot with the Minneapolis groove of Prince and The Time! In fact, there's a partyful snapping quality to most of the tracks here that's very much in the Morris Day ... (Soul) read moreCD
Teca & Ricardo —
Cade O Povo ... CD Pulp Flavor/Dare Dare (France), 1976. New Copy ...
Sweetly jazzy Brazilian grooves from the team of Teca & Ricardo – a lovely album recorded in France in the mid 70s, and unheard for years! The feel here is not that dissimilar from some of the recent work by Tom & Joyce, or classic work by the team of Jaime & Nair – Teca's ... (Brazil) read moreCD
The masterful debut of Television! Marquee Moon is indisputably one of best records to come out of late 70s NYC . It's truly a singular achievement – one of the few records that seems to be on every rock literati's list of the all-time-bests – and actually deserves every bit of praise ... (Rock) read moreCD
A beautiful early showcase of the compositions of Antonio Carlos Jobim – and one of the best late 50s albums from the lovely Sylvia Telles! The album's got a wonderfully gentle feel – one that's a far cry from some of the more emotive female vocal work that had come from Brazil in the ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Brilliant work from two of the most dynamic artists of the past few decades – coming together here in a really boundary-pushing set of music! Tony Allen got his start with Fela, but has moved on to do some mindblowing work on his own in recent years – music that really moves far beyond ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Heavenly sounds from the great Jimi Tenor – a Finnish talent who once specialized in cold, calculated sounds – but one who's really opened into some spiritual, soulful territory in the past decade or so! This album wonderfully continues Jimi's great shift – and features his own ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the coolest projects we've heard from Jimi Tenor in a while – and a set that's a really great sideways-step from some of his other recent music! There's still elements of the spiritual jazz currents that Jimi's been exploring for the past decade or so, but the group's also leaner, and ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Terem Quartet —
Terem ... CD Real World, 1992. Used ...
This one's billed as "the rarest funk album of all time" – but even if it wasn't, we'd still love it to death because it's so darn great! Freddie hails from the Georgia scene of the late 60s – and he's got a slow-burning approach to his music that mixes in a good dose of ... (Soul) read moreCD
A really great little album – one that really gets at the bright, joyous feel that Clark Terry brings to his music! Despite the "happy" in the title – which might make you think this one would be a bit silly – the album's a pretty great record! Terry plays both trumpet ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A compelling collection of work from the late trumpeter Clark Terry – material from two different slices of his career, brought together in a really illuminating way! The first half of the album features tracks from Terry's early 60s sessions for the Candid label – not just work from ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sweet Latin licks from Clark Terry and Chico O'Farrill – cut in a mode that's very similar to O'Farrill's best Verve work of the 60s! The vibe is kind of a mod take on Afro Cuban sounds – not really Latin soul, but with a playful vibe that mixes together jazz and Latin with equal parts ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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Clark Terry with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra —
Porgy & Bess ... CD Americana, 2004. Used ...
Dejan Terzic —
Melanoia ... CD Enja (Germany), 2013. New Copy ...
Drummer Dejan Terzic has a nice way of putting together sounds and colors here – working in these angular modes that are sometimes choppy, sometimes cascading – and awash with flurries of notes from a group that's only a quartet, but which comes on with a much stronger presence! The ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Incredible early singles from the mighty Joe Tex – numbers Joe cut for the Dial label from the early-to-mid 60s – with a bunch of lesser known gems from before his mid decade breakthrough! Joe's gritty, powerful voice and rollicking backdrop is really tough to beat – and his ... (Soul) read moreCD
An incredible run of music from this legendary group that was the first musical step for singer Van Morrison – a group so great, Van would still have had one hell of a career, even if he didn't do anything else! Right from the start, Them were a very special group – as steeped in ... (Rock) read moreCD
70s disco classics from Detroit soul legend Mike Theodore – back to back on one CD! On Cosmic Wind, Mike's come a long way from his early soul days with Dennis Coffey – working here to lay down a set of spacious disco tunes with a dreamy finish – really stretching out with the ... (Soul) read moreCD
Great work from deep-voiced tenorist Jesper Thilo – a player who really cut some of his best work during the 80s, and who's still in mighty fine form on this early 90s session with Hank Jones on piano! The set's an easygoing affair, with a vibe that takes us back to older school tenorists of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Thing (Gustafsson/Flaten/Nilssen-Love) —
Shake ... CD Thing (Sweden), 2015. New Copy ...
There's nothing shaky here at all – as the Thing trio is as tight as ever, and comes on with a rock-solid, hard-burning approach right from the start! The drums of Paal Nilssen-Love ground the group firmly, and ignite a real fire in the tenor and baritone of Mats Gustafsson, who also plays a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A late 80s masterpiece for Def Jam by MC Serch and Sinister Pete Nice – mixing funny, yet bitingly satirical rhymes, densely-layered, sample-heavy production. The biggest couple of hits are brillliant for sure – the Bomb Squad-produced "Steppin To The A.M." and the Prince Paul- ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Two disco albums from Evelyn Thomas – back to back on a single CD, with tracks from an unreleased third album as well First up is I Want To Make It On My Own – a Casablanca stormer from Evelyn Thomas – a set that makes mighty full use of her strong vocals for the clubs, but which ... (Soul) read moreCD
An overlooked singer/songwriter with a heck of a lot of charm – a bit country in his manner, but maybe not a country rocker overall – because Guthrie Thomas has a spare, personal way of putting over a tune – a mode that certainly owes something to Bob Dylan, but which is also one ... (Rock) read moreCD
One of those 70s records that somebody did so well, and with so much care – even though the rest of the world didn't seem to notice at the time! Guthrie Thomas is a great songwriter, and has a great presence on his vocals – and heck, he managed to get help on the record from a diverse ... (Rock) read moreCD
A surprisingly nice set from Irma Thomas – recorded in a spare and stripped down way, but without any of the "too earnest" cliches that can sometimes mar other recent albums by classic soul stars! The feel here is almost gentle and easygoing at times – still in the powerful ... (Soul) read moreCD
The last album in Leon Thomas' classic run of albums for the Flying Dutchman label – and one of the most unique as well! There's a tighter feel here than some of Thomas' more free-flowing spiritual jazz sessions – but the sound is hardly commercial at all, either – and still has ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Oluyemi Thomas/Kenn Thomas/Eugene Wilson IV/Howard Byrdsong —
Nigeria ... CD Not Two (Poland), 2003. Used Gatefold ...
Incredible work from Ghanaian singer Pat Thomas & his Kwashibu Area Band – plus guests that include Afro Soul legend Tony Allen on drums! The foremost talent on display here is Pat Thomas, of course, and his voice is resonantly soulful and stirring all the way – he's amazing! ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Sexy soundtracks from the great Peter Thomas – a trio of German goodies from the start of the 70s – all of which have the maestro at his groovy best! The music here rivals the best of Peter's crime and sci-fi work of the late 60s – and the films all appear to be the sort of sex-dr ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Groovy genius from German arranger Peter Thomas – a sweet little follow-up to his soundtrack for Chariots Of The Gods! This time around, the setting's a bit more funky – a great mixture of mid 70s grooves with some of the trippier touches you'd know from Peter's previous space scores ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A totally wonderful collection – one that features a huge amount of instrumental albums from Peter Thomas – an artist you might know better from his ultra-groovy crime and sci fi soundtrack material! Thomas scored plenty of films in the German scene of the 60s and 70s – but he ... (Sound Library) read moreCD
An amazing little soundtrack from German maestro Peter Thomas – even weirder and more electric than some of his famous 60s recordings! Thomas scored the music for a spooky 70s film about the possibility of aliens on earth – and did so with a bit more tension than some of his other ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A lasting classic from singer Tasha Thomas – a vocalist who'd already lent her talents to numerous studio sessions, commercials, and disco tracks by the time of this release – which has the lady stepping into the spotlight as a fully-formed talent in her own right! The vocals are ... (Soul) read moreCD
Really beautiful songs from Tracey Thorn – a set that almost takes us back to her initial solo outing from the early 80s – and done with a very similar style! The music is all provided by Thorn, alongside her vocals – just guitar, piano, and a bit of recorder and percussion ... (Rock) read moreCD
A lively little soundtrack from Ken Thorne – very much in the same mode as his better-known late 60s comedic film work! The music's got a charm that matches the image on the cover – a bright sort of 60s approach – playful at some times, bold at others – with fuller ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Big Mama Thornton may well be best-remembered as the woman who gave the world "Hound Dog" – which later catapulted Elvis to fame – but over the years she continued to be a hell of a singer, with a rich legacy of music that more than stands on its own! Witness this mid 60s ... (Blues) read moreCD
Some folks know her only as the woman who gave the world "Hound Dog", which Elvis Presley took to great early fame – but Big Mama Thornton's a hell of an artist who hardly needs to be linked to anyone else as a measure of her greatness! These early sides for the Duke/Peacock label ... (Blues) read moreCD
A smoking disco double-header from THP Orchestra – two excellent albums back to back, with loads of bonus tracks too! Early Riser has a groove that really has the group starting out strongly – a perfect early disco approach that's funky and instrumental, but which often echoes some ... (Soul) read moreCD
An amazing run of music – and key sounds from a time when the Chicago avant garde was finally getting its due in the mainstream! The set features all Novus and Columbia recordings from both the Air trio of Henry Threagill, Fred Hopkins, and Steve McCall – a seminal group from the AACM ... (Jazz) read moreCD
This legendary trio of singers go back to their Philly Soul roots of the 70s – and come across surprisingly well in the process! We'll be the first to admit that we were a bit wary, given the cover and length of time since the group's classic releases – but Three Degrees really step up ... (Soul) read moreCD
Three Out (Mike Nock) —
Move ... CD Columbia/Be! (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy ...
Totally great work from a young Mike Nock – a pianist that most folks know for his electric and experimental sounds of the 70s, but who's appearing here on record for the first time ever – at the head of a totally cooking soul jazz combo! Nock's command of the piano is tremendous right ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Three Out (Mike Nock) —
Sittin In ... CD Columbia/Be! (Germany), 1961. New Copy ...
A wonderful set from this cool Australian combo – and one that offers up the group in two nicely different modes! Side one has The Three Out sounding wonderful as a trio – with sublime soul-styled piano from a very young Mike Nock, and exceptional work on bass from Freddy Logan – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The Three Sounds pull away from the curb in a sweet sports car – a great cover image that really sets the tone for the entire record! The album's the epitome of early 60s class and cool that the group had to offer – as they effortlessly mix soulful groovers with mellower, more ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Wonderful work from the Three Sounds – a tight little combo who weren't out to break any rules in jazz, but who made some excellent albums for Blue Note in the early 60s! The groove here is hard-edge soul jazz piano at its best – similar to early Les McCann work of the same vintage, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
"Moods" is right – as the album's got a wonderfully dark undercurrent, one that makes it one of the most captivating early Three Sounds albums for Blue Note! Pianist Gene Harris leads a trio that includes Andrew Simpkins on bass and Bill Dowdy on drums – and even though the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A sweet fusion set from late 70s Hawaii – an album recorded with a very open, freewheeling vibe – and a warmly spiritual undercurrent too! The music is quite different from some of the tighter, more crossover material from the Hawaiian scene of the 70s – and these guys work in a ... (Jazz) read moreCD