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
A sweetly soulful set that has Taj Mahal really trying on some new flavors – yet still keeping things strongly in the bluesy territory of his roots! In addition to the lead vocals and lots of acoustic guitar, the set also features key contributions from Rudy Costa on a range of saxes, plus ... (Blues) 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.)
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+ ...
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.)
Shelly Manne —
Mannekind ... LP Mainstream, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
An incredible album – unlike anything else that Shelly Manne recorded! The record features Shelly getting all dope and mellow, sliding around on the kit in a kickback set of complex drum fills and percussion effects. In addition to drums, he plays berimbau, wterphone, cuica, and superballs ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
A surprisingly modern little record – despite an old-timey title, cover image, and track list! Charlie Mariano and Jerry Dodgion work here to open up some older chestnuts from many years back – recasting familiar tunes as surprisingly great vehicles for jazz improvisation, in a way ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Marley & the Wailer's debut on Island, and though there is a bit too much of Blackwell's production afoot here, it's still a remarkable set. Not quite as slick as some of the later Island LPs, and worth it since it still features the original lineup with Peter Tosh & Bunny Wailer . ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the regular cover with Bob smoking a "Marley". Cover has some light wear.)
Wynton Marsalis is working in lean quartet formation here – no sax from brother Branford, whose own star was rising – and instead lots more room to really stretch out on his own languid lines on trumpet! The rest of the quartet features Marcus Roberts on piano, Robert Hurst on bass, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wynton Marsalis' second date for Columbia Records, and an album that already has him stretching out from the first! Unlike before, when Wynton was given a few older players to help establish his sound, the group here is all Marsalis' own – with brother Branford on tenor and soprano sax, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The classic debut of a young Wynton Marsalis – cut after a stretch when Wynton was working with Art Blakey, and had really sharpened his chops! The record's a wonderful return to straight jazz tradition for Columbia – but it also has some modern moments too – proof that the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Motown's best girl groups, caught here on a classic batch of album tracks with a great mix of material. Includes their classic reading of "Jimmy Mack", plus "I'll Follow You", "Let This Day Be", "I'm Ready For Love", "He Doesn't Love Her ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with deep groove. Cover has some marker and light stains.)
A nice one from Dino's early years at Reprise! French Style has Dean working with jazzy Neal Hefti arrangements – and singing the kind of postwar tunes that always evoked at bit of Paris, but which were mostly English language numbers – titles like "Gigi", "I Love ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Dean's best records ever – a swinging batch of jazzy tunes recorded with the orchestra of Nelson Riddle! The feel here is quite different than Riddle's work with Frank Sinatra – a bit less punch in the vocals, as you'd expect from Dean's style of singing – but very strong, ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The son of Harpo Marx lays down some groovy west coast jazz – in a combo that also includes Paul Horn on flute and alto, Jack Sheldon on trumpet, and Larry Bunker on vibes – plus great rhythms from James Bond on bass and Lawrence Marable on drums! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, some seam splitting, and a couple of pieces of tape, with some pen and stains on the back.)
Remember how great and strange Harpo's musical interludes were in the old Marx Brothers' movies? Well, now you can have your very own collection of some of Harpo's lovely harp work recorded after he retired from the pictures. The record contains an original Harpo composition called "Harpo ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title's a bit misleading, since the record really doesn't include Hugh's biggest hits – but it is a darn groovy batch of tight little numbers, all infused with Hugh's South African Soul riffing, and plenty of funky trumpet! Includes nice remakes of "Mas Que Nada" and "Cante ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Hugh's most compelling records from the time – cut live at the Whiskey A Go Go, with a jazzy edge that really shows him growing a lot as a musician. The set features small combo backing by a group that features Al Abreu on sax, Hotep Cecil Barnard on piano, Henry Franklin on bass, and ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hats off to Hugh Masekela – one of the few artists who could record for the Casablanca label and never manage to lose his own sense of sound and spirit! The album's a surprisingly great one, filled with the kinds of subtle touches and earthy soul we've always loved in Hugh's music – ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album