Pop vocal arrangements by this jazzy diva from Chicago. Arrangements are by Oliver Nelson and Jimmy Jones, and the track list includes a lot of nice lesser-known tracks like "Take a Chance", "Watching the World Go By", and "Goodbye Is A Lonesome Sound" – plus a ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a sligtly flaky corner.)
Titles include "Meet Me In The Morning", "Shelter From The Storm", "Idiot Wind", "You're A Big Girl Now", "If You See Her, Say Hello", "Buckets Of Rain", and "Tangled Up In Blue". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
Loads of classics – including "Blowin In The Wind", "It Ain't Me Babe", "Like A Rolling Stone", "Rainy Day Women #12 & #35", "Positively 4th Street", "Just Like A Woman", "Mr Tambourine Man", and "I Want You". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
Plenty of early classics and hits – including "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right", "Blowin In The Wind", "Down The Highway", "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall", "I Shall Be Free", "Bob Dylan's Dream", and "Oxford Town". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing pressing – two LPs that each spin at 45rpm for great fidelity!)
A self-stated Phase 2 in Ronnie Dyson's career – one that has him moving with a bit more confidence than before, and nicely maturing into a sweet 80s sort of sound! Bobby Eli's at the helm, both on production and rhythm arrangements – and the style here is almost a bit more ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)
Live ... LP Globus (Czech Republic), 1990. Near Mint- ...
Sheila E's producing herself here, but the groove is still very firmly in the Paisley Park mode – chunky, funky soul – often exploding with vamping Prince-esque rhythms, but also coming across with a smoother, jazzier mode at the best moments. The instrumentation here is mostly ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp & sticker spot.)
A pivotal album in the development of the use of the Hammond organ in jazz – and Charles Earland's first exposure to a large audience! Durign the 60s, Charles was bumping around the Philly scene quite a bit – and recorded some small group indie sides that first gave a glimpse of his ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent collection of Charles Earland's early 70s work for Prestige – a great set of grooves that trace his evolution from straight organ/tenor soul jazz, into the realm of more complicated arrangements that would show up heavily in his later fusion work! Players on the tunes include ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Charles Earland did the funky score for this obscure Kung Fu movie – and it's one of his best albums of the time! The lineup includes a lot of the great players that were helping him on his mid-70's stuff – Eddie Henderson, Dave Hubbard, Patrick Gleeson – and the groove is deeper ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo – with some sticker spots on the labels. Cover has a partially split top seam & some moderate wear.)
A rare live set from Charles Earland – recorded pre-Prestige, and probably illegally, by Paul Winley. The sound of the set has plenty of crowd noise up front – not necessarily from bad recording, but from an approach that seems to create this "live lounge" kind of feel, one ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kicks ass! Like all of Earland's albums for Muse, this one's a deceptively simple record that you might pass up because of the date and the cover – but it's a full-fire burner that shows Earland playing better organ than he did for any other label after leaving Prestige. The tracks are long ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Charles Earland —
Kharma ... LP Prestige, 1975. Near Mint- ...
Spiritual live set recorded at the 1974 Montreux festival, and one that has Earland opening into the freer sound that dominated his playing during the mid 70's – with lots of modal grooves, and those long soulful leaps that made his solos always so great! Jon Faddis, Clifford Adams, and Dave ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real killer from Earland! The record swings incredibly hard, with a tight jazzy groove that sounds like his early work for Prestige from the first few albums. The band includes lesser known players like trumpeter Elmer Coles, alto player James Vass, and conga player Kenneth Nash – but ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Earth Wind & Fire —
Raise! ... LP Columbia, 1981. Very Good Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Earth Wind & Fire hits the 80s – and never misses a beat! Turns out that the group's older style of jazzy funk was a perfect fit for the boogie-styled rhythms of the post-disco era – heard here on the megahit "Let's Groove", and followed up by a beautiful batch of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
These are 6 pieces that seem to revolve around a small portable synthesizer called the Syn-Ket – very unusual – and most pieces have some sort of accompaniment in the form of voice or piano! (Out Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
A laidback, late nite sort of session from trumpeter Harry Edison – one that definitely lets him play in the "sweets" style that gave him his name! The group's got an easygoing feel – Ben Webster on tenor, Oscar Peterson on piano, and Barney Kessel on guitar – and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some splitting on the top seam.)
Harry Sweets Edison & Eddie Lockjaw Davis —
Jawbreakers ... LP Riverside, 1962. Sealed ...
Edison and Davis team up for this record that features Edison on trumpet, Davis on tenor sax, Hugh Lawson on piano, Ike Isaac on bass and Clarence Johnston on drums. Tracks include three Edison originals "Oo-ee!", "Jawbreakers", and "Moolah". The album also contains ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Detroit soul legend Dee Edwards gets a great chance at a comeback here – working in some of the more uptempo, clubby styles used by other artists on her scene at the time! Arrangements and production are by Floyd Jones, who does a nice job of mixing the modern disco touches of the backings ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
First LP by this groundbreaking ensemble from Chicago, led by AACM reed player Ed Wilkerson, and featuring Aaron Dodd, Mwata Bowden, and Robert Griffin Jr. The group plays with a style that meshes Mingus-like small group writing with playing styles that fall within an AACM tradition. The record ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Either Orchestra —
Radium ... LP Accurate, 1988. Near Mint- ...
Ah for the days when Holland seemed to be filled with hard-jamming fusion combos! Ekseption were one of the country's best – and crossed over big to the rock crowd during the prog years. Here, on their 5th album, the group's actually pretty jazzy overall – taking a few tips from ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very groovy early work by El Coco – a cool mix of electric keyboards and fusiony touches, in a style that made the group a real standout on the dancefloor! At some level, the album almost operates like a jazz set – thanks to the strong keyboards of Michael Lewis and the percussion of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Kahil El' Zabar & David Murray —
Golden Sea ... LP Sound Aspects (Germany), 1989. Near Mint- ...
Beautiful set of duets between Chicago percussionist Kahil El'Zabar and tenor giant David Murray. Murray's in top form here, and he plays with warmth an imagination throughout, driven to new heights by Kahil's soulful playing. Very rhythmic set, with percussive underpinnings, and driving choppy ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
There's nothing little about the talents of Roy Eldridge on the trumpet – as you'll hear in this hip set of tracks from the start of the 50s – material recorded in Paris with help from some great American sidemen! Half the tracks feature Roy's trumpet in a quintet with Zoot Sims on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – even nicer vinyl and cover than the original French version!)
Roy's definitely got rhythm here – as the album's got a sweetly grooving sound! The session's recorded with a Swedish combo, but it's often got some bluesier American modes in the mix – styles that are almost a bit more R&B than usual for Eldridge, especially given that he also ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Emarcy drummer logo pressing, with deep groove! Label has an address sticker.l)
Diz and Roy come together in a nice blend of two traditions – blowing in a relaxed mode that's less of the "battle" you might expect from the title – and more of a friendly exchange of solos, recorded in the open and laidback style of Verve at the time. The group features ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label Clef pressing, with trupeter logo and deep groove. NOTE: Cover has waviness, staining, peeling and tape along the bottom half due to moisture.)
A sweet Japanese album that brings together rare Vogue Records material from both players – with McGhee recorded in Paris in 1948, in a group with a young Jimmy Heath on alto and Jesse Powell on tenor – and Roy Eldridge in 1951, in two duets with Claude Bolling on piano, and four more ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A goofy mix of groovy instrumental tracks with a weird "Apache"-esque instrumentation made up of some nicely processed guitars. The album's sort of funky in parts, with arrangements by Vince Montana that were recorded at Sigma Sound – and which have a late 60s Philly soul vibe to ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
On this early release, the Prunes are arranging themselves, and have production from Dave Hassinger. The tracks are shorter than on some of their Axelrod albums, but they're also showing a sophistication that makes the material really compelling – mixing together psyche and garage roots into ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Electric Prunes (with David Axelrod) —
Mass In F Minor ... LP Reprise, Late 60s. Very Good- ...
Just Sold Out!
A beautifully baroque batch of tracks, written and arranged for the Electric Prunes by the great David Axelrod – a really groundbreaking mix of modes that had quite an impact back in the late 60s! The record shows Axelrod's perpetual fascination with the spiritual – mixed with that ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & brown label pressing, with a 4 inch split in the bottom seam.)
Electronic Concept Orchestra (Eddie Higgins) —
Cinemoog ... LP Mercury, Early 70s. Very Good ...
This album features Chicago jazz legend Eddie Higgins playing the moog on a number of soundtrack-related cuts, including "Theme from Z", "Mah-Na, Mah-Na", and "Midnight Cowboy". Hip sound, and a great use of the moog. Spooky. (Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
Wild stuff – and a heady electric brew of dark-edged sounds from Andre Centazzo – quite a change from some of his more jazz-based projects! The set's from the mid 70s, and it's almost a bridge between earlier analogue experiments, and the new noise scene that was just coming into ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mindblowing work from Elephant's Memory – a group who are always remembered for their contributions to other artwork, but who've never sounded better than here on their own! Sure, the group ended up being John & Yoko's backing band, and sure they had a famous appearance in Midnight ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Eleventh House with Larry Coryell —
Aspects ... LP Arista, 1976. Very Good ...
Funky fusion with some really hard-ripping guitar from Larry Coryell – a mainstream masterpiece from the Eleventh House ensemble! The set's got a tight sound that puts Coryell's guitar in the forefront, but which also respects contributions from members that include Gerry Brown on drums, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Eleventh House with Larry Coryell —
Level One ... LP Arista, 1975. Near Mint- ...
A really heavily-jamming album from Larry Coryell's Eleventh House group – certainly to be expected, given that the lineup includes John Lee on bass, Mike Mandel on keyboards, and Alphonse Mouzon on drums! The sound has plenty of rock-fusion touches – and Coryell's guitar is searing, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful jazzy score by Duke Ellington – and a fitting companion to this classic Otto Preminger film! The record captures Ellington at a perfect moment – right during his Indigos period of increased sophistication, when his band was at an all-time level of perfection – and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on "Hero To Zero". Cover has split seams.)
A nicely understated session that was recorded in honor of Billy Strayhorn – who'd passed away a few months before the recording. The set features all classic Strayhorn compositions – played in new versions by Duke and a group that includes Clark Terry, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Dynagroove pressing. Cover has some ringwear.)
An important larger work from Duke Ellington – a suite of tracks that encompasses a range of styles and emotions in African-American expression! The work features some key guest work from Mahalia Jackson – singing here in a way that's different than other vocalists who worked with Duke ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A hokey cover and title, but a hip little record from Duke Ellington – kind of a story of percussion and jazz, all wrapped together with some great vocals and narration! The format is kind of far-reaching, but never too stuffy – and in a way, the album offers a great opportunity to ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing. Cover has some wear and minor splitting in the top seam.)
It's often said that the late material by Duke Ellington is some of his most adventurous and exciting – and with this rare album from 1973 as proof, we'd have to agree! Collages features Duke's piano playing backed by a large symphonic group conducted by Canadian leader Ron Collier. The ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)
One of the first albums to ever issue recordings made at the Newport Jazz Festival – quite a big hit, and the beginning of a real trend in jazz! The set's also some great work by Duke – free to perform in a setting that's not bound by some of the time restrictions of earlier years, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing. Cover has some wear and a small split in the top seam.)
One of Ellington's greatest albums of the 60s – and a record tinged with Eastern themes and darkly angular modern arrangements. The group here features Ellington stalwarts Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington, and Rufus Jones – and the players ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Duke Ellington's standout sides for Columbia – a strong recording that revisits many of the best elements of his earlier work, and offers up some more sophisticated scoring for the 50s – thanks to extended track length in the LP generation! The tunes here are older ones, but ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
The album's a bit less "historical" than you might guess from the title – at least at the time it was issued in the mid 50s! The material is from Chicago sessions recorded in 1956 – unusual non-Columbia material for the period, featuring the Ellington group working in a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear and clear tape along the spine.)
A killer album – one of Duke Ellington's best from the later years! The record features excellent writing from Duke – in a Latin mode, obviously, but touched with these incredible orchestrations that bring all sorts of weird twists and turns to the grooves, yet still manage to keep ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Duke Ellington —
Pianist ... LP Fantasy, 1966/1970. Near Mint- ...
Rare small combo work from Duke Ellington – just the sort of excellent later-years material that follows nicely in the spirit of his Money Jungle and Live At The Whitney albums! As with those records, you'll hear an Ellington here who's a hell of a modernist – a wonderful talent in a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic early 50s moment from Duke Ellington – a whole new level of modern expression – with a lineup that includes Paul Gonsalves on tenor and Willie Smith on alto! Titles include "The Hawk Talks", "Harlem Suite", "Jam With Jam", "Sultry ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, non-gatefold, with obi. Obi has a light wrinkle on back.)
A great tribute to the late bassist Jimmy Blanton – served up by his old boss Duke Ellington, working here on piano alongside the bass of Ray Brown! This spare piano/bass session is a rarity in Duke's catalog – and it's a real later gem that captures the warmth and imagination of the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Duke Ellington makes a rare Verve appearance on this classic album – and works strongly in the mode of earlier sides recorded for the label by Johnny Hodges! There's a relaxed, small group feel going on here – one that's a bit different than some of the tighter Ellington work on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little album that builds on the strength of Johnny Hodges' small group 50s sessions for Verve – and which lets Duke Ellington in on some of the action! The format is nicely stripped-down throughout – featuring Hodges in sextet and septet formation with players that include Ben ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A lost Duke Ellington gem from the late 50s – a session that has a decidedly different look than some of his other records of the time! We don't know if the Duke was into Sun Ra – but it almost seems like he was copping his thunder with this title and band name – a fair bit more ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not a legitimate release, but a very cool home made package by a jazz lover – one that features some key songs transferred to an acetate disk, housed in a very cool, hand-pasted collage cover! Tracks include "Pilgrim's Progress" by Dave Brubeck, "Body & Soul" by ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Duke Ellington/Johnny Hodges/Cootie Williams —
Europa Jazz ... LP Europa Jazz (Italy), 1981. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
One of the few full band albums ever recorded by Mercer Ellington – a strong 50s session that features work by Billy Strayhorn, Clark Terry, Cat Anderson, Jimmy Jones, Jimmy Hamilton, and other luminaries from the Duke Ellington group. Arrangements are by Jones, Ellington, Dick Vance, and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Post Beau Brummels work by Ron Elliott – and a set that really echoes the group's best moments on Bradley's Barn and some of the later albums! The style here is slightly rootsy, as in the later years of the BB's – a blend of country influences and California hip – often played ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album