A groovy set of jazz dance numbers – similar to the Gus Giordano records! This one's got some speaking – introducing the dances and providing instruction – but there's also some nice piano/drum bits that make for some good jazz dance grooves. (Sound Library) LP, Vinyl record album
Lulu takes a trip down to Criteria Studios in Miami – working at Atlantic Record's new heart of southern soul for the 70s – but coming up with styles that are a fair bit like her previous outing at Muscle Shoals! As on that one, production is by Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd, and Arif Mardin ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seminal no wave from the queen of the art-damaged downtown boho scene. It's hard to imagine getting anymore disaffected than this. Includes "Mechanical Flattery", "Gloomy Sunday", "Tied & Twist", "Spooky", "Los Banditos", "Atomic ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing, on Ze/Quality. Cover has a small crease on one corner.)
A fantastic record – one of the best jazz vocal records of the 80s, and a real bright spot in an otherwise dim decade! The set is Carmen's debut – and it's a masterful self-produced effort that immediately put her in the ranks of the ultra-hip, ultra-soulful jazz crowd – singers ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of a few albums recorded by the enigmatic vocalist Lupo – a strangely-voiced singer with a trill sound that's as compelling as his name! The album's mostly a straight ahead Latin set with a good range of material handled in traditional fashion, but it does feature one great Latin Soul ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic set from singer Gloria Lynne – mature vocals that bridge the worlds of soul and jazz – all set to some beautiful modern arrangements by Melba Liston! The set's got a depth that goes a bit past some of Gloria's other records from the time – less of the pop-styled ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Johnny Lytle's monster vibes 'n organ LPs from the early 60's. Released on the Jazzland subsidiary of Riverside, and a tough one to find! The album comes complete with the great original track "Lela", a jazz dance classic if there ever was one, and other nice tracks like "Hap ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing. Cover has some wear and a fully split top seam.)
It's like a dream come true! Francis Lai's soundtrack to A Man & A Woman is one of the greatest scores of the 60s – not to mention one of our all-time favorites – and the whole thing's give a nice jazzy finish here by the great Johnny Lytle, who serves up a tasty organ and vibes ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An unusual record for vibist Johnny Lytle – one that has him breaking from his usual trio formation, to work in a super-tight lineup that includes some soul jazz heavyweights! The sound's quite different than Lytle's usual mix of organ and vibes, but still pretty darn great – thanks to ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Bill Grauer Productions pressing. Cover has some wear, a partially split spine, and light staining on the back.)
Bobby M is Bobby Militello – a sweet-blowing saxman who did some great studio work back in the day – and who steps out here with some nicely grooving arrangements from Lenny White and Bernard Wright! The set's a strong blend of soulful fusion and 80s groove – just the kind of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of a number of sessions cut by Chicago bluesman Willie Mabon in the 70s – done in at a time when his talents were being re-discovered by a host of younger listeners. The overall style is in the older mode of Willie's classic years – relatively spare, with backing by a Chicago group ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very very weird version of "Hair", rewritten as a mass, and performed in a church by the original cast, plus a priest, organist, and everything else that you might throw in if you were going to do it this way. The album's got all the tracks from the score – like "1000 Year ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most influential musical moments of the 60s – Hair! Hair not only forever changed the concept of musical theater on Broadway, but it also gave the world an incredible array of groovy tunes with odd rhythms – and made a place for composer Galt MacDermot to continue his ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent album from Galt MacDermot – featuring some nice funky readings of tracks from his score to Hair! Galt MacDermot's letting loose here, with a large team of crack jazzmen, including Bernard Purdie on drums and Rick Shorter on electronic effects – and the groove's a lot ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
US ... LP People, 1974. Very Good ...
A killer-diller bit of essential funk – the only full album cut by Maceo with James Brown production! The set's got Maceo coming back strongly into the JB fold, with a fierce array of funky cuts that kick it every bit as hard as the best JBs work of the time. No surprise, the JBs are ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and a light stain and small split on the top seam.)
Not just flute to boot – but a heck of a lot more jazz, too – thanks to a lineup that features Johnny Griffin on tenor, Curtis Fuller on trombone, and Herbie Mann on flute! The presence of the three players really make this set a cooker – quite possibly Machito's best Latin jazz ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Multi-color bar pressing with deep groove – nice and clean! Cover has some light wear.)
A tight little Machito album from the 60s – produced by Leroy Holmes, and done with a bit more punch than some of his other records from the time! The format's similar to other Machito sessions – in that some tracks have Machtio singing with a larger backing group, and others focus on ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Extremely rare Machito soundtrack for the film of Hemmingway's Sun Also Rises, which starred Tyrone Power and Ava Gardner. The music is some of Machito's best from the time, and the whole record has an incredibly raw Afro-Cuban groove to it, with none of the sleepiness that you can get in some of ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – nice and heavy! Cover is great on front, and back has two small names, but is nice too.)
A nice blend of southern soul & post rockabilly stormers from Lonnie Mack – his first album and a really incredible effort that fused soul, country & rock brilliantly! Lonnie was later known as more of a country boy-electric bluesman, but the blues on this early LP feels like a blue-e ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing. Cover has some light wear.)
Lovely work from entertainer Gisele MacKenzie – working here in a sweet set of 50s RCA backings! Gisele's got help on the record from arrangers Sid Bass, Neal Hefti, and George Siravo – each of whom bring a slightly different feel to their tunes, and show the full range of the Gisele ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Vik pressing with deep groove. Cover has some some marker and a light crease on front, with a bit of pen on back.)
Archibald MacLeish/Elia Kazan/David Amram —
JB ... LP RCA, Late 50s. Near Mint- 2LP ...
Words by Archibald MacLeish, music by David Amram, and performances by Raymond Massey and Christopher Plummer! (Comedy/Spoken) LP, Vinyl record album
(2LPs, with beautiful book, in slipcover! Cover has some light wear, but this is a nice copy overall. Mono pressing.)
Almost a late British invasion group – and a pretty darn groovy one at that! The Magic Lanterns hail from the UK, but they've got a sound that's picked up some of the Sunshine pop and jazzier touches of the US pop scene in the late 60s – heard to great effect on the title hit "Sham ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
There's a pretty big space between Nothingness & Eternity – but Mahavishnu Orchestra manage to fill most of it up with their hard-jamming approach! The style here is a bit different than the group's initial albums – as the record's a live one, and features some very long tracks ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great second album from Mahavishnu Orchestra – one that has them still very might in the same tight formation as the first! As before, there's a heck of a lot of power here – monstrous work on drums from Billy Cobham, sharp-edged guitar from John McLaughlin, and a range of great ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record that really has The Main Ingredient coming into their own – finding a new sort of righteous energy that really sets them apart from some of their contemporaries – even some of the other east coast soul groups recording for RCA at the time! The title track is a long-standing ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and an old sticker in one corner.)
Main Ingredient —
LTD ... LP RCA, 1970. Very Good+ ...
A wonderful debut from The Main Ingredient – and a record that really shows the new style they'd bring to group soul music in the 70s! There's a righteous energy here right from the start – a mode that echoes some of the earlier New York groups of the late 60s, but which also focuses ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of pen on the back & some light wear.)
A groovy early album from pianist Junior Mance – one of the first we've ever seen with him as a leader, and a rare date recorded at the end of the 50s for Verve! The style here is a fair bit like some of Junior's work of the early 60s – a definite soul jazz leaning, but also some more ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Strong compilation of some of his hits from the sixties. One side's got TV stuff – like "Mr. Lucky" & "March Of The Cue Balls" – the other's got film stuff – like "Experiment in Terror" and "Baby Elephant Walk". (Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
One of the grooviest Henry Mancini soundtracks of the 60s – a wonderful blend of jazzy themes and action moments, and a record that's possibly better-remembered than the film for which it was recorded! The main "Charade" theme is a total gem – performed here in both a guitar-h ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the funkiest albums ever from Henry Mancini – a brilliant reworking of hit 70s cop show themes, put together with a really jazzy groove! The group's a big one – filled with hip players who include Clare Fischer on organ, Artie Kane on electric piano and harpsichord, Don Menza on ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful soundtrack to one of our favorite American films of the 60s – the amazing Two For The Road, scored here beautifully by Henry Mancini! Mancini does a wonderful job of hitting the perfect blend of sentiment and whimsy to match the movie – offering some tunes that have a solid ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)
A classic bit of funky guitar by Harvey Mandel – similar to some of Dennis Coffey's early work in that it's got full on guitar power, very much inspired by heavy rock, filtered through an approach that's also got plenty of funk in it! The killer track here is the classic "Baby ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Messed-up funky guitar from Harvey Mandel – with lots of freewheeling fuzzed-out tracks, in the manner of his best classic work! In a way, Harvey's later albums are even better than his first few, as he's getting a lot tighter on the strings – which means that he can pick up the groove ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
3rd album of futuristic soul from Mandre, with a bit less of the Dexter Wansel influenced sound we love so much about the first album, and more of the bass heavy sound that would predominate in the 80s, as well as a good bit of synthesized sounds and slick production flourishes, even a bit of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tight little "best of" set from Mandrill – featuring a great batch of tracks from their famous funky albums for Polydor! Titles include "Symphonic Revolutions", "Hang Loose", "Children Of The Sun", "Mandrill", "Ape Is High", " ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some wear, and a half split top seam.)
One of the greatest records ever from Mandrill – a set that has the group tightening things up and getting even more funky than on their first few records, but with a vibe that's still nicely loose and spontaneous overall! The set's got Mandrill perfectly balanced between jazz-tinged funk ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great 2 LP set of funky grooves by Mandrill, and one of the last records they recorded for Polydor! The extended length of the set gives the band a chance to explore all the elements of their music – from jazz to funk to soul and Latin – and the playing is quite tight, without the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has ringwear and small seam splits.)
Albert Mangelsdorf/Gunter Hampel/Joachim Kuhn/Pier —
Solo Now ... LP MPS, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
A very unusual session for MPS – one that features mostly solo work by the four players named as "leader" – Albert Mangelsdorff, Gunter Hampel, Joachim Kuhn, and Pierre Favre – each of whom get a few tracks to themselves, then join up for a few more duo tracks and one ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole, some edge wear, and a crease near the bottom.)
Albert Mangelsdorff —
Hot Hut ... LP Musikant (Germany), 1985. Near Mint- ...
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Albert Mangelsdorff —
Rooty Toot ... LP Crownhill (Germany), 1990. Near Mint- ...
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Albert Mangelsdorff/Masahiko Sato/Peter Warren/All —
Spontaneous ... LP Enja (Germany), 1971. Very Good+ ...
Definite spontaneous sounds from the great Albert Mangelsdorff – a set that has the trombonist working alongside the up-and-coming Japanese pianist Masahiko Sato, who also plays some ring modulator on the album! Sato's almost the driving force here – although that role might also go to ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a light stain on one corner.)
Jose Mangual —
Buyu ... LP Turnstyle, 1977. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
A classic underground Latin jazz album from the 70s – a wonderfully warm session that beautifully mixes older rhythms and a range of soulful jazz styles! The album's one of the few cut as a leader by bongo player Jose Mangual – whose sweet-stepping rhythms really make the set groove ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early showcase for the cool, compressed flute work of the young Herbie Mann – a style that created a great bridge to jazz for so many later players on the instrument! The Mann heard here isn't the overblown, soul-drenched Herbie of the 60s – but a player who's very careful with his ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing with deep groove. Cover is great, and vinyl looks great – but plays with some light crackles at points.)
Better than you might think – and a nice set of flute-oriented hardbop that has Herbie Mann playing next to Belgian flautist Bobby Jaspar! The pair of them trade off lines in a couple of long tracks that have that Prestige "blowin' session" feel to them, with lots of spare rhythm ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a split spine and bottom seam, and some pen on front.)
Herbie Mann's soulful flute meets the breezy production values of CTI/A&M, for a good set of tracks that have a light easy feel to them, and a nice post-bossa groove! The set includes a good cover of "Upa, Neguinho", plus "Love Is Stronger Far Than We", "The ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & aging, with a few stains and minor splitting.)
A really wonderful album by Herbie – and one of the few to feature him exclusively on bass clarinet! Bass clarinet is one of the hippest of instruments – mastered only by a few strong solo players in jazz, like Eric Dolphy or David Murray – and Herbie shows here that he was way ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)
One of the grooviest 60s live albums from Herbie Mann – done in a style that's a bit different from the rest! Herbie cut many successful live albums for Atlantic, most of them with a hard wailing soul jazz groove – but this one's a nice batch of mellower bossa tunes, played at the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)
A warmly laidback album, but one with more than enough sense of variety and depth to ever keep it from being too mellow overall! Herbie Mann's stepping out past the disco years here with a nice sense of variety – a style that avoids some of the fusion cliches of the time, and instead goes ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Herbie Mann's going for a bit of a Memphis soul groove on this album – but he handles the work with his own sort of flair, and takes the style in a whole new direction! Unlike other sessions of this nature, Herbie didn't just fly down to Memphis and cook up a standard batch of tracks in the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a cutout notch, and an old price sticker.)
One of Herbie Mann's biggest albums – and one of his funkiest too! The cover's a bit of an off-putter – although it probably helped sell the record, back in the day – but the grooves are as rock-solid as anything that Herbie cut at the time – tight, focused, and a perfect ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the original die-cut gatefold cover, which has some light wear.)
Very early work from Herbie Mann – delivered with a lot more fire than some of his later sides! The album's kind of a blend of bop and the 50s chamber jazz mode from which Mann emerged – played with a strong combo that includes Eddie Costa on vibes, Joe Puma on guitar, and Phil Woods ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover is nice!)
(Cover has a promo stamp, some wear, and a bit of pen on back.)
Shelly Manne —
Gambit ... LP Contemporary, 1958. Very Good ...
This album was the 7th in the Contemporary series of "Shelly Manne & His Men", but it's also easily the best, and features some of the most exciting playing of any of Manne's groups. The success of the whole album comes down to Charlie Mariano, who wrote a large number of the tracks, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original heavy yellow label pressing, with deep groove. Vinyl is nice and clean, and cover is especially nice.)
A key early entry in the "jazz meets Broadway" genre – and a record that was so successful, it went onto inspire countless imitations! Shelly Manne's working here in a lightly playful trio setting – alongside Andre Previn on piano and Leroy Vinnegar on bass, in a reading of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original heavy yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has wear & a split spine.)
One of Shelly Manne's best early sides – a session that features arrangements and tunes by some of the best of the west coast scene – Jimmy Giuffree, Bob Cooper, Shorty Rogers, Jack Montrose, and Marty Paich – played by a group that includes Paich, Manne, Russ Freeman, Shorty ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)
Ray Mantilla Space Station with Steve Grossman —
Synergy ... LP Red (Italy), 1986. Near Mint- ...
One of Ray Mantilla's great records for Red – with a lineup that includes Eddie Martinez on piano, Dick Oatts on saxes and flute, and Steve Grossman on some guest tenor sax! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Frank Mantooth/Wayne Darling Duo —
Our First ... LP Fontana (Austria), 1978. Near Mint- ...
A beautiful combination of piano and bass – with some great original tunes, including "Backwards Bossa Nova", which is worth the price of the album alone – plus "Ballad Mattioti", "Pepper Pebbles", and "Unfinished Business". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
An excellent vocal session from that short stretch when the Epic label was cutting some incredibly soulful jazz in the early 60s! Norman Mapp sings in a very hip way – with small combo backing from Clark Terry on trumpet, Seldon Powell on tenor, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Dave Bailey on ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear and a bit of seam splitting, with some stickers, pencil, marker, and two ink stamps on the back. Label has a promo sticker and some marker.)
The first album ever by Steve Marcus – a key player trying to mix rock and jazz at the end of the 60s! Marcus plays some really wild sax on the set – a bit of soprano and tenor, mixed with guitar and electric keys in a wonderfully fuzzy sound! The approach has lots of funk in the mix ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a DJ promo sticker on the front.)
James Marentic —
Nimbus ... LP Discovery, 1982. Near Mint- ...
Wild is hardly a word we'd use to describe Tania Maria – mostly because we love her smooth jazzy approach to Brazilian material, one that's been honed to a "T" by this point, but never dampened in enthusiasm and honesty. The set's a great one with a strong acoustic group – ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tania Maria —
Taurus ... LP Concord/Picante, 1982. Very Good+ ...
One of Tania Maria's sweet early LPs for Concord, with a nice modern Brazilian groove that differs from her earlier bossa LPs from the 70's, but which still has a beautiful melodic fusion feel to it. Tania plays piano and keyboards, and she's joined by a smooth Bay Area ensemble that includes ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album