It's a long way from the Brazil 66 days, and Sergio's working here in a style that's got more of an American soul sound than a Brazilian one. But we're not holding that against him – because like another Brazilian contemporary, Deodato, Sergio manages to bring a unique quality to his take on ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the funkiest albums Sergio Mendes ever recorded – a monster of a record that's filled with enough dancefloor groovers to have had a big impact on the soul market in the US! There's still elements of the older Mendes modes – especially in the way the vocals float nicely through ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & staining.)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 —
Ye-Me-Le ... LP A&M, 1969. Very Good+ ...
Way past the hits, and into some really great territory – a move that makes the record one of our favorite Sergio Mendes sets for A&M! The sweeter bossa pop style here is undercut with a bit more influence from late 60s Brazilian grooves – some of the more baroque turns that Sergio' ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Warm mellow magic from Sergio Mendes in the 70s – a great little album that's got a sweet electric feel! The set was recorded with help from Tom Scott and Bob Alcivar on arrangements, and has a sunny southern California feel that's a nice extension of Sergio's 60s work – yet which also ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Misha Mengelberg, Steve Lacy, & George Lewis —
Change Of Season ... LP Soul Note (Italy), 1985. Very Good+ ...
A killer tribute to the music of Herbie Nichols – played by a committed batch of modernists who are clearly inspired by his genius! Misha Mengelberg's in the group on piano – and his angular lines on the keys have plenty of Nichols and then some – lots of Misha's own inventive ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic work from these two Dutch modernists – a series of album-side duets that shows both players at their creative best! Mengelberg is on piano and voice, and Bennink plays drums, plus a host of percussion instruments and ephemera. Titles include "Eine Flasche Fu'r Die Lola" ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A brilliantly evocative album from Pat Metheny – one that's got a quietly epic feel, as Pat and group soar out across the American landscape in a set of tunes that subtly explore space and sound while still remaining wonderfully fluid. There's nothing forced here, and nothing too slick ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite Metheny moments ever – and one of the few albums of his that we can go back to, and still enjoy heartily! The album's wonderfully stripped down – and features only guitar by Metheny, keyboards by Lyle Mays, and percussion and vocals by Nana Vasconcelos, all blended ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Arguably the last great album to come from the classic Pat Metheny collaboration with Lyle Mays – a record that's tightened up considerably from some of the group's earlier efforts, but which gives as its reward some wonderfully compelling tunes! Pat's still very much influenced here by a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A completely solo album from Pat Metheny – but one that still sparkles with the same sort of energy as his fuller group sessions for ECM! At a point when Pat could be content to simply scrawl a few simple lines on the strings of his guitar, he instead does a great job of complicating things ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Method Man's 06 LP – a much better album that its predecessor – featuring production by RZA and Erick Sermon on the best tracks – plus Scott Storch, Kwame and Mathematics! Tracks include "Is It Me", "Problem", "Somebody Done F**ked Up!", "Fall ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Features Ella Fitzgerald on vocal performances of "April In Paris", "Party Blues", and "Every Day I Have The Blues" – with Count Basie backing. Also features a jam session version of "Billie's Bounce" – with Art Blakey, Charles Mingus, Tal Farlow ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Japanese pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Great stuff from the early academic days of analogue electronics! Professor Emerson Meyers ran the electronic music library at the Catholic University of America – and despite the sanctimonius nature of his employers, this is some of the most unholy noise we've ever heard! Many of the ... (Out Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The final entry in the Good Morning Vietnam trilogy from veteran underground rhymer/writer MF Grimm and producer Drasar Monumental – perhaps the rawest and hardest hitting of the three! The smart, dexterous rhymes are laced with wartime imagery and backed by thematic samples throughout, ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
MFSB ... LP Philadelphia International, 1973. Very Good ...
A seminal album by this legendary Philly instrumental group – essentially the house band at Sigma Studios, and an incredible ensemble filled with top-shelf musicians! The sound here is virtually the blueprint for Philly soul of the 70s – a blend of wickedly tight rhythms and fuller ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer album by MFSB – arguably one of their best! Gone are the string-heavy disco arrangements of earlier years, and in their place are some slick jazz funk grooves, mostly penned by Dexter Wansel, who produced a good bit of the album with a similar style to his best space funk records of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very big crossover moment for the Philly sound, and one of the biggest hits by the studio combo that drove the big Gamble/Huff hits of the 70s! The record's a great batch of smooth Philly instrumentals – not really disco, although the tracks certainly crossed over there – more ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful sounds from the C86 UK pop generation – and important early work from the guys who'd later go onto form High Llamas and Fatima Mansions! This gem of a record from Microdisney has the group working in a style that's a bit like the best early work from Prefab Sprout – really ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole.)
Titles include "Request Line", "Love Song", "Snake In The Grass", "Don't Rock The Boat", "Heartbeat", and "I Don't Wanna Be Lonely". (Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
Mighty Chevelles —
Black Gold ... LP Flaming Arrow, Early 70s. Very Good+ (reissue)...
Heavy duty funk from Atlanta! The Mighty Chevelles were a great little 70s combo – very tight ensemble funk, with a sound that's clearly inspired by the work of Kool & The Gang, but which also has a deeper southern groove, and more emphasis on percussion. The album's a rare gem – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The times are changing, and so too do the Mighty Clouds, switching labels to Epic, and teaming up with Frank Wilson and James Cleveland for another soulful set that's got one foot firmly in the secular world and the other deeply planted on the church's side! Includes "What About The ... (Gospel) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mighty Clouds Of Joy —
Kickin ... LP ABC, 1975. Very Good ...
Kickin it is – as the album's way more than just the typical gospel you might expect – and is a perfect example of the way the Mighty Clouds Of Joy helped cross the bridge between secular and spiritual sounds in the 70s! The record has a groove that most other mainstream soul acts ... (Gospel) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The harmony vocal stylings of the Mighty Diamonds are given a New Orleans funk tinge by the production team of Allen Toussaint and Marshall Seehorn. The set includes New Orleans classics like "Get Out Of My Life Woman" and "Sneakin Sally Through The Alley", plus other nice ones ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover has some wear, a promo stamp, and tracklist sticker.)
An unlikely meeting of talents, but a great one – as Buddy Miles' rougher groove comes into contact with the sublime 70s production talents of Johnny Bristol – who makes the whole album groove beautifully! Buddy's sound is a lot warmer than before, but that's A-OK with us, as by the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Organ and drums drenched funky soul from Buddy Miles – his Booger Bear set from '73 that's strangely become on his most slept on records of the era – cool stuff well worth digging into! The sound ranges from wild, uptempo funk rock to more measured jams – with Buddy's own heady ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the wonderful 70s sessions cut by bassist Harry Miller for Ogun Records – key work from the second wave of the UK avant scene, done in a fresh and inventive style! The group here is a sextet – with Miller in conference with Willem Breuker, Trevor Watts, Julie Tippetts, Keith ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
80s electro soul from Marcus Miller – nicely grooving in a mix of beats, keyboards, and vocals – all handled by Marcus himself! As with his other work from the decade, there's a jazzy flair to much of the record – a style that goes a bit deeper than just the simple soul that you ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A brilliant standout in a late 60s world of blues rock – a set that goes way beyond what most of Steve Miller's contemporaries were doing at the time – to find a brave new world that's all its own! As before, the drums are key to the group's sound – harder and funkier than most ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A masterpiece from the legendary SF rocker Steve Miller – and a perfect summation of the years of blues, soul, funk, and rock he'd been soaking up in the Bay Area scene – served up here with an edge that's still very firmly in place! Miller was already plenty great before this set, but ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early 80s cooker from Stephanie Mills – not exactly "without mercy", as you might guess from the title – but instead a great slow burner that really does a great job of opening up her voice! Mills moves here in a perfect space between the late disco years and commercial ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(With hype sticker. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Stephanie Mills —
Stephanie ... LP 20th Century, 1981. Very Good Gatefold ...
Another winner from Stephanie Mills and the hitmaking team of Reggie Lucas and Mtume – two musical partners who really helped Mills find her groove! The sound here is classic mainstream soul from the start of the 80s – upbeat and catchy, but without any of the too-clunky commercial ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
An unusal package – but one that features some nice work from the great Garnet Mimms! This is one of those budget LPs that features some tracks by a famous artist, whose name is listed in big type, and other tracks by a lesser-known artist, listed in smaller type. Although this type of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title's an apt one, because after frustrations experienced working for Columbia and other labels, Mingus is finally allowed the freedom here to present his own ideas in all their unfettered glory – working with a bracingly tight quartet that features Eric Dolphy on alto and bass clarinet ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great later example of the genius of Mingus with Eric Dolphy – a performance done shortly before Dolphy left on his tragic last visit to Europe in 1964, and which features both him and Mingus at their freest together! Don't mistake the album for the similarly-titled Town Hall album on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Charles Mingus —
Young Rebel ... LP Swingtime (Italy), Mid 40s-Early 50s. Near Mint- ...
Fantastic mid-50s work by Mingus, and a set that clearly shows his transition from bop bassist to groundbreaking modernist. The album is also noteworthy for the incredible talents of reed player John LaPorta, a mid-50's Mingus collaborator, and one of the most overlooked geniuses of that decade's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A step back into the mainstream for Ministry – with production from Adrian Sherwood! Titles include "The Angel", "All Day (rmx)", "Over The Shoulder", "My Possession", "Where You At Now", "Crash & Burn", and "Just Like ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A lovely little soundtrack from Paul Misraki – done in the mix of jazz and more exotic elements you'd know from his famous 60s scores, but with a feel that's sometimes a bit more playful overall! The record begins with a great vocal reading of the song "Les Volets Clos" by ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original LP pressing! Cover has a very light trace of a sticker in one corner, but is great overall.)
A tasty plate with some stellar cuts by the one-and-only Missy Elliot – proving once again that she's one of the best generators of great hip hop singles of the past decade – with or without Timbaland! Cookbook as a whole goes down a little bit smoother than This Is Not A Test did, ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key 70s album from Blue Mitchell – and a set that's perfectly balanced between the lyricism of his mid 60s sides for Blue Note, and the electric funk of later years! The tracks are long, and have a really great vibe – plenty of room for Mitchell's sweet trumpet in the lead, with ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet soulful work from trumpeter Blue Mitchell – a set that has him working with a slightly large group of players, but in a style that's always very much in the groove! There's a nice electric undercurrent to the record throughout – sometimes in the instrumentation from other players ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Joni Mitchell —
Blue ... LP Reprise, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Includes her classic version of "Twisted" – plus "Just Like This Train", "Car On A Hill", "Help Me", "Court & Spark", "Down To You", "Free Man In Paris", and "People's Parties". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
Joni Mitchell —
Hejira ... LP Asylum, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A really wonderful album by Roscoe Mitchell and his semi-electric "sound ensemble" – a group that's as devoted to the exploration of sonic space as they are the expression of improvised jazz. The work's got a wonderfully fragile quality – like some of the best Mitchell work ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
George M'lely —
Trio ... LP Alternatives In American Music, 1981. Near Mint- ...
Hank Mobley —
Reach Out! ... LP Blue Note, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
An excellent Hank Mobley session – with an unusual twist that takes it past his earlier work! The lineup's great all the way through – with Woody Shaw on trumpet, George Benson on guitar, and Billy Higgins on drums – and the addition of Benson's guitar gives the tracks a groovily ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Liberty pressing. Cover has a cut corner, edge wear, and mostly split top seam.)
One of the best-ever Hank Mobley albums on Blue Note – and a killer batch of soulful hardbop that was cut right around the same time as the classic No Room For Squares LP. In fact, the album contains work from 2 different sessions that filtered over to the Squares album – one that ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(New York stereo pressing. Cover has wear, aging, and writing on both sides.)
The self-titled groovy rock masterpiece from Moby Grape – one of the greatest things to come out of San Francisco after Ghiradelli Chocolate and sourdough bread! The Moby Grape LP is one of the finest, and leanest LPs we can think of from the '67 school of Bay Area psychedelic rock – ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing, in the cover with the guy flipping the bird! Cover has a sticker spot.)
Even at this early point in their career, the Modern Jazz Quartet were plenty proud of their relation to and reception in Paris – almost rubbing their international fame in the faces of other American combos with the title and cover of this record! The set's still got the quartet at their ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: FAIR CONDITION. Yellow & black label NYC pressing. Cover has wear and splitting. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)
A classic set of high-class jazz from the MJQ – one that shows John Lewis' growing compositional skills, and the band's always tight ability to work in a compressed chamber format. Features the extended "Fontessa" suite, plus the tracks "Versailles", "Angel Eyes" ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Long Playing Unbreakable pressing with deep groove.)
A nice one! The MJQ record for the Beatles' label, and the record's one of their most interesting in years! The production's pretty straight, but the group's playing in a cool open-ended style that still has elements of their earlier work, but which really makes things a lot more interesting than ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mixture of Verve regulars and early third streamers join together in this one-off session designed as a focus on the writing talents of John Lewis. Most of the material takes off from Lewis' work with the MJQ, and the band includes two of his bandmates from that group, Connie Kay & Percy ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Norgran pressing with a deep groove. Cover has tape on the spine & seams.)
Some of the coolest use of trombone in jazz we've ever heard – a set that features multiple musicians on the instrument, but in ways that are different than any similar projects from the 50s or 60s! The style here is very loose and open, and the record steps along beautifully with electric ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on the last track, otherwise NM-.)