Incredible work from Tiny Tim – exactly the kind of set to show the world that he was way more than just a novelty act and a one-hit wonder! Tim's a goofball, to be sure – a long-haired cat who plays ukulele and sings in this weirdly high voice – but he's also got this darker ... (Rock) read moreCD
An important group in the development of new Brazilian musical styles during the 90s – with a bloco percussion groove at the core, and modern production over the top. Music melder Carlinhos Brown arranged and produced – which should explain the strength of the sound – and tracks ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Bobby Timmons at the height of his powers – recorded live at the Village Vanguard, with a trio that includes Ron Carter on bass and Albert Heath on drums! The tracks are a bit longer than on some of Bobby's trio studio sides for Riverside – nicely swinging, with some killer piano work ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Fantastic early work from pianist Bobby Timmons album – a set that shows all the brilliant young genius that marked his playing at the time! Although only a trio session, the album grooves with the best sort of vibe that you'd find in Bobby's recordings with Art Blakey or Cannonball Adderley ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Brilliant material from George Tipton – an arranger who's best known for his late 60s work backing up Harry Nilsson, working here in a set that returns the favor by offering up fresh new versions of Nilsson's tunes! The style is almost funky jazz at points – thanks to the presence of ... (Rock) read moreCD
Rare work by Cal Tjader – recorded in 1960, and unissued for years! The album's in a similar format to some of Cal's other excellent live sets for Fantasy from the time – with tracks that are more stretched out than usual, opening up in a Latiny groove with more room for solos, and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Arguably THE classic Cal Tjader album of the 60s – a landmark album that crossed over equally into Latin, jazz, and mainstream audiences – and a stone cooker that's filled with smoking little grooves! The set's probably best known for its title track "Soul Sauce" – one ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the coolest 50s sessions we've ever heard from reedman Tony Scott – a date recorded in Japan, with a trio led by drummer Masahiko Togashi – with a sound that really points the way towards some of the more unusual, exotic modes that Scott would pursue in the next decade! The ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Don't confuse this one with Charles Tolliver's album on Strata East of the same name – because this session's a completely different one for Enja, but equally great! The group here is a quartet – not Tolliver's usual Music Inc lineup, but a combo that features Alvin Queen on drums, Ron ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Killer work from The Tomcats – a Brit group of the mid 60s, but one who had a lot more success recording in Spain for Philips Records than they did back home! The group later morphed into the psych outfit July – but here, they have a tight, raw sound – maybe more garagey than ... (Rock) read moreCD
Ross Tompkins —
LA After Dark ... CD Progressive/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
LA after dark, but never too sleepy – thanks to the sweetly swinging sound of this set from pianist Ross Tompkins! The record's a bit less known than Ross' material for Concord, but has a very similar vibe – kind of a classic balance between his piano and the guitar of Herb Ellis ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A return to greatness for southern soul singer Oscar Toney Jr – a vocalist best known for his late 60s sides for Bell Records, but one who's still sounding pretty darn great on this relatively recent album! The material was recorded at the turn of the century in Atlanta, but the sound is ... (Soul) read moreCD
A really special side project from Terry Garthwaite and Toni Brown of Joy Of Cooking – a set that has the duo stepping away from the bigger group, over to Nashville, and opening up with a country-tinged sound that's totally great! Toni and Terry penned most of the songs themselves – ... (Rock) read moreCD
Toquinho and Vinicius De Moraes keep the bossa flame alive long into the 70s – crafting a perfectly dreamy set of tunes together on this early LP, working in a mode that's similar to that which Jobim used with Vinicius, but also with some of the more intellectual touches of some of Baden ... (Brazil) read moreCD
One of the most compelling groups we've heard from Norway's Jazzland label in recent years – an octet with a singer in the mix, but which uses her voice in a way that's just like another instrument! The core sounds of the group come from their slow-building, somewhat rhythmic way of layering ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An incredible album from Mel Torme – easily his best set ever, and a record that helped raise the bar for all other singers back in the 50s! A key part of the success of the set is the presence of Marty Paich as an arranger – as Marty swings the whole thing with a fluid groove that's ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
One of our favorite recordings ever of George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess – done by Bethlehem Records in the mid 50s, and featuring nearly every one of the label's great talents at the time! The choice of the lead characters is a bit odd – as Mel Torme plays Porgy and Francis Faye ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
David Torn/Tim Berne/Craig Taborn/Tom Rainey —
Prezens ... CD ECM (Germany), 2007. Used ...
A record that definitely lives up to its title – an obscure Italian sound library session that blends instrumental touches that evoke an America at the start of the 70s with some of the hipper, deeper currents you'd expect from the team of Stefano Torossi and Giovanni Tomasso! There's plenty ... (Sound Library) read moreCD
The first album in years from Tortoise – again stretching out creatively in fascinating ways, some subtle and others obvious – and all of it compelling! The Catastrophist is partly inspired by work Tortoise was commissioned to produce by the City Of Chicago, material that could be used ... (Rock) read moreCD
Tour-only CD that brings together 8 of the remixes of stuff off of their Millions Now Living LP. Remixes of tracks like "Djed", "Bubble Economy", and "Galapagos" – by folks like Springheel Jack, Bundy Brown, Jim O'Rourke, and Markus Popp. As you know, some of ... (Rock) read moreCD
It's hard not to miss Tortured Soul when they're away, but they return here with a warmly spun blend of live soul and percolating club grooves! Tortured Soul's way of working within a house learned club ready vibe while still bringing it out into more of song based, kind of blue eyed soul realm is ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Really crazy soundtrack work – recorded for what looks to be a Japanese version of The Planet Of The Apes! The music is an insane blend of modes – bits of percussion, sound effects, odd electronics, and other unusual sounds – often used in tight, rhythmic ways over a series of ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A seminal bit of west coast cool jazz from the mid 50s – a session led by Cy Touff, a lesser-remembered player from the LA scene, and an instrumentalist who used a bass trumpet! Cy's working here in the company of a host of more familiar names – including Richie Kamuca, Russ Freeman, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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Ali Farka Toure —
Savane ... CD Nonesuch/World Circuit, 2006. Used ...
A trio of 70s killers from one of the greatest forces in Crescent City soul! Life Love & Faith is excellent work from New Orleans soul legend Allen Toussaint – and a set that may well be his funkiest album ever! The set features 12 tracks from the early 70s – a time when Toussaint ... (Soul) read moreCD
Excellent work from New Orleans soul legend Allen Toussaint – and a set that may well be his funkiest album ever! The set features 12 tracks from the early 70s – a time when Toussaint was mixing a bit of funk into the heavy soul mix that he'd had from his early days in the Crescent ... (Soul) read moreCD
Tower Of Power move down to Memphis for the recording of this great second album – and almost pick up a bit of Stax Records vibe in the process! The Memphis location is a key hint to the groove going on down here – a sound that's steeped in southern elements, even though the group ... (Soul) read moreCD
A pair of classics from Tower Of Power – back to back on a single CD! First up is East Bay Grease –one of the first albums from Tower Of Power – and one of the funkiest, too – a set that really has the group working in a loose, spontaneous mode that's totally great – ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the best recent records by British jazz genius Stan Tracey – recorded with a strong group that also includes alto great Peter King, one of the UK's best jazz talents of the postwar years. The tracks are relatively straight ahead and hard swinging – which is a real relief after ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The first full album cut by The Trammps – and a landmark bit of Philly club sounds! The group had already been grooving the burgeoning east coast disco scene for years, which is why the album's called The Legendary Zing Album (the group's version of "Zing Went The Strings Of My ... (Soul) read moreCD
Moody one minute, bracing the next – a compelling little set from Transit – a group that features some great trumpet from Nate Wooley, plus alto sax from Seth Misterka, bass from Reuben Radding, and percussion from Jeff Arnal! Some tracks start out in very spare territory – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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Transit Room —
Gordon Pym ... CD Double Moon/Challenge (Germany), 2010. Used ...
An interesting mix of 70s radio ready rock and harder edged numbers from Treasure – a group featuring vocals, keys and synth from one time Young Rascal Felix Cavaliere – and hard rock guitar guru Vinnie Cusano, later to go by Vinnie Vincent and join Kiss! The sound is catchy and tailor ... (Rock) read moreCD
Trends Of Culture —
Trendz ... CD Mad Sounds/Universal (Japan), 1993. New Copy ...
The one and only full length by early 90s trio Trends Of Culture – who may have not been trendy enough to bust out in a big way at the time – but this slept on gem is a buried treasure! Largely a self-contained unit here, with production by the group's MOL – with an remix assist ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
One of THE landmark hip hop albums – and the full length debut of great Tribe Called Quest! We hardly need to tell you about this classic – but it will always bear repeating. De La Soul might have kicked the door open on leftfield, anything goes artistry about a year or so earlier, ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A contemporary Italian combo, but one who hit a very strong 70s sound library vibe – so much so that the older Cometa label decided to issue this album by the group! And honestly, the set fits right in with the same classic spirit of the legendary Cometa releases from the 70s – all the ... (Sound Library) read moreCD
Trinity's a quartet – not exactly what you'd expect from their name – and a great group at that, with some especially nice work on bass from Ingebrigt Haker Flaten! The other instruments include saxes, clarinets, keyboards, and drums – all often starting out in the lower end of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Trio Da Paz (Lubambo/Matta/Fonseca) —
30 ... CD Zoho, 2016. New Copy ...
A perfectly triangulated lineup of players – guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist Nilson Matta, and drummer Duduka Da Fonseca – all working together at a level that seems to continually place an equal amount of presence on each instrument! The format here is very different than both the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Incredible new work from Trio Mocoto – the famous Samba Soul trio who were such a big part of Jorge Ben's work in the early 70s! The group still have all the funky flourish of their classic years – and they're working here in a setting that takes that sound, and respectfully touches it ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Trip (Silke Schwinger & Fatty George) —
Trip ... CD Zeitgeist, 1972. New Copy ...
One of the coolest rock operas of the 70s – and one of the most obscure, as well! Trip tells the story of a soulful prophet who arrives in Vienna, then is spurned by the city – and the music here is some of the funkiest we've ever heard in such a setting – done in a style that ... (Rock) read moreCD
Lennie Tristano recorded live in Chicago at the start of the 50s – on a never-heard, double-length set that also features amazing work from Lee Konitz on alto and Warne Marsh on tenor! The trio of modernists sound wonderful throughout – and the set is a perfect summation of the fresh ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A double-length set of work from one of the greatest pianists of the 50s – both of his Atlantic albums together on a single CD! First up is the self-titled Lennie Tristano, from 1955 – darkly imaginative work from the great Tristano – and one of the few full albums he ever cut as ... (Jazz) read moreCD
With a title like this, you can probably already feel the music – a dark toned take on the spaghetti western sound of the time – served up with the kind of brooding, haunting themes that provide a perfect backdrop for a man on a mission! Instrumentation is nicely compressed at points ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A beautiful score to this lesser-known Marcello Mastroianni film from 1970 – sublime sounds from the great Armando Trovajoli – done in a beautiful mix of electric keyboards, wordless vocals, and dreamy orchestrations! The set's got this warmly stepping groove that's really tremendous ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A contemporary-styled set from TS Monk – one that features the drummer using a fair bit of electronic percussion, but still played live and not programmed. Most of the other instrumentation is acoustic, though – and includes Willie Williams on tenor, Bobby Porcelli on alto and flute, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Plenty of spring feelings here – not just the sense of warmth and new growth that pianist Misha Tsiganov brings to his performance, but also the bounce in his step that makes even the mellower tunes groove, and the more upbeat ones really take off! Part of the album's strength is its horns ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Imahori Tsuneo & Yoshida Tatsuya —
Territory ... CD Doubt (Japan), 2006. Used ...
A really wonderful set from the overlooked Justin Tubb – music that's got a lot more depth than you might know from Justin's earlier music on the Opry scene! This 1969 album has Tubb really coming to terms with the changes taking place in country music at the time – working with both ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
The group name here hardly does the record justice – as the combo is a unique blend of bass and percussion – the former played by Harrison Bankhead and Benjamin Duboc, the latter by Hamid Drake and Ramon Lopez! The lineup is trans-Atlantic, but the sound is very personal – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A New Orleans set of jazz, but one with plenty of Coltrane touches as well – and a real surprise from these two older legends of the scene! Earl Turbington's definitely the leader of the set – and lays down some especially wonderful work on soprano sax – blowing in a way that's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The heaviest side of the great Ike Turner – early instrumental singles cut for Sue Records – all of them super-searing, super-heavy, and usually featuring some great guitar from Ike himself! Ike's best known as a soulful partner with Tina Turner – but before he hooked up with her ... (Soul) read moreCD
Joe Turner returns to his roots, and lays down a fairly straight set of bluesy tunes from the old days of the Kansas City scene – done with a small jazz combo that includes work by Joe Newman, Lawrence Brown, Pete Brown, and Pete Johnson! After the raw hard R&B of Joe's bigger hit sides ... (Blues) read moreCD
A really amazing little soundtrack – darkly subtle, and better almost than the Derek Jarman film for which it was penned! Simon Fischer Turner's been many things over the years – a boy pop idol in 70s England, the King Of Luxembourg in the 80s El Records roster – but he's never ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD