A seminal session from 70s French synth maestro Jean-Michel Jarre – his 8-part "Equinoxe" suite, a great bit of electronics that was almost France's answer to Kraftwerk at the time! Jarre's style is a bit warmer and more focused on the melody – and the range of keyboards and ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jean Michel Jarre —
Oxygene ... LP Polydor, 1976. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
France's huge contribution to the classic catalog of 70s synth records – proof that Germans weren't the only ones who could make huge-selling spacey albums! The record's strength is Jarre's slightly romantic approach to scoring, which creates some dreamy melodies that really help hold the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jean Michel Jarre —
Zoolook ... LP Dreyfus (France), 1984. Near Mint- ...
World sounds meet 80s electronics – and the result is a groundbreaking batch of tracks from Jean-Michel Jarre, one that sounds a heck of a lot better today than we remember 20 years ago! Jarre's got a great sound here – dark, evocative, and with enough colonialist tension between the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original French pressing, including the inner sleeve.)
A unique western score by Maurice Jarre, written for this late 60s Pancho Villa thriller that starred Robert Mitchum, Charles Bronson, and Yul Brynner – who's clearly wearing hair for the film! Jarre's score interweaves more traditional scoring with bits of western and Mexican themes – ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Interesting stuff! We've got to admit, we don't know if this material was legitimately recorded and/or released against Al's wishes – but the album's a nice one, perhaps some of the best soul material you'll ever find by Jarreau! The record features Al covering Bill Withers tunes from the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Distracted", "Never Givin Up", "Gimme What You Got", "Love Is Real", "Alonzo", "Spain", and "Change Your Mind". (Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
Keith Jarrett —
Birth ... LP Atlantic, 1972. Very Good+ ...
A generous 1971 effort from Keith Jarrett – backed up by his incredible, multi-instrumentalist co-horts Dewey Redman (tenor sax, clarinet, bells, percussion and more), Charlie Haden (bass, congas, clappers, steel drum) and Paul Motion (drums and percussion). The pieces cover a pretty far ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Keith Jarrett —
Bop-Be ... LP Impulse, 1978. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
No bebop here, despite what you might guess from the title – and instead an album of much freer lines and wider musical vision, captured with Keith Jarrett's famous group of the 70s! Jarrett plays a bit of soprano sax alongside his piano, and the rest of the quartet features Dewey Redman on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
There's a nicely warming vibe on this album from Keith Jarrett – a sound that's sometimes a bit more laidback and personal, but which is still carried off with familiar associates Dewey Redman on tenor, Charlie Haden on bass, and Paul Motian on drums! Most of the tunes are shorter ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great Impulse work from Keith Jarrett – recorded at a time when he had a lot sharper edge than later years, and was really matching the spirit of some of the post-Coltrane generation players on the label! The date's a live one, and features some relatively extended tracks – tunes that ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A genre-defining moment from pianist Keith Jarrett – a record that really set the world on fire, and which continues to charm all these many decades later! Although Jarrett had already made some amazing music in a trio setting during the 60s, and in his more freewheeling groups with Dewey ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has light wear and discoloration from age.)
Dark and moody work from Keith Jarrett – a record that builds strongly off his ensemble feeling of the Impulse years, but which also seems to carry a bit more of the introspective vibe he was building up in some of his more stripped down solo recordings! The group's still a great one here ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Jarrett's numerous solo piano recordings for ECM, and one that actually predates the watershed Koln Concert set. Ultimately very much in the same vein as that more well known recording, these 3 albums worth of material find Jarrett exploring the piano in a contemplative, lyrical, but still ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
After the success of Jarrett's Standards Trio recording, he revisits the format with Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette – the first ever live recordings of this incredible trio in action! Like the studio recordings, this set features roomy, lyrical readings of standards, in a way, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
After a long period exploring other approaches to recording, principally solo work and groups featuring horns, Jarrett returned to the trio format with longtime sympathetic sidemen Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette. Here, they interpret a set of jazz standards, with Jarrett's lyrical and spacious ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Keith Jarrett & Jack DeJohnette —
Ruta + Daitya ... LP ECM (Germany), 1973. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Pretty trippy stuff – duets between Jarrett and DeJohnette, in a variety of modes that run from out and improvised, to mellower and modal. Jarrett plays piano, electric piano, organ, and flute – and DeJohnette plays a variety of percussion. Titles include "Ruta & Daitya" ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tight swinging soul from Jay & The Techniques – very much in the style of their biggest hits, with that sparkling Jerry Ross production sound that always kept everything above the belt, nice and clean, with a smooth 60s groove! Arrangements are by Joe Renzetti and Jimmy Wisner, and the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole and is stained along the opening.)
The J Dilla beats that provided the stellar backdrop for his worthy brother Illa J's rhymes – the instrumentals for the Yancey Boys album – a record that stands up very well against many of the better LPs Dilla produced in his lifetime. It could have gone wrong in a number of ways for ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really transformative record in modern jazz – the first-ever Jazz At The Philharmonic album, issued by Norman Granz on the tiny Stinson label in the years before starting Clef, Norgran, and Verve! The record kicks off the concept with a real bang – offering up soon-to-be-standard ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl reissue pressing in a cover with full image.)
A fantastic album – one of the landmarks of the American 60s avant garde, issued only in Europe by the Fontana label. The Jazz Composer's Orchestra for this recording features a large set of players that includes Steve Lacy, Jimmy Lyons, Archie Shepp, and John Tchicai – playing 3 long ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Dutch gatefold pressing!)
Jazz Corps with Roland Kirk —
Jazz Corps ... LP Pacific Jazz, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
An unusual record, but a great one too – a set that mixes the offbeat reed work of Roland Kirk with some inventive ideas from a group of young west coast players! Some of the group members are names you'll recognize on their own from genre-crossing sessions for other labels – like ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jazz Group Arkhangelsk —
Pilgrims ... LP Leo (UK), 1989. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
An oft-overlooked gem from the JBs – their last album for People Records, and a stone funk classic that's every bit as essential as the others! The band is still in fine fine form – with none of the fast-funk or proto-disco of some later recordings – and they're working here in ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most fantastic albums by the JBs – a masterpiece of funky jamming, tight instrumentation, and that free yet tight style of the James Brown 70s years! The tracks are longer than on some of the earlier singles – especially the 8 minute jammer "(It's Not The Express) It's ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear and splitting.)
Another batch of fine, underground sweetness from the Jedi Mind Tricks! Tracks include "Tibetan Black Magicians", "Canibus", "Blood In Blood Out", "The Rage Of Angels", featuring Crypt The Warchild Of Outerspace, "Demonwomb Interlude", "Animal ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A bold statement by one of the best underground jazz players of the 70s! Carter Jefferson cut his chops with Art Blakey in the years after Blakey had Billy Harper in the group – and seemed to follow Harper into some of the same highly spiritual, soulful territory at the time! Jefferson's a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The beginning of a whole new chapter of greatness for singer Eddie Jefferson – a record that took his older style of putting words to jazz solos, and updated it nicely for a new generation in the 60s! Eddie's got a rootsy look on the cover, but the sound here is snappingly hip and ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo. Back cover has a DJ stamp & a name in pen.)
Great later work from vocalist Eddie Jefferson! Although the title of this one might be read as a haunting premonition of Eddie's untimely early death, the grooves within show nothing of the tragedy that was to overtake him a few years later. Hard swingin' jazz vocal stuff, put together by one of ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the weirdest, wildest albums ever from Eddie Jefferson – a real standout classic that shows him retooling his sound for the 70s! After years of writing lyrics to James Moody and Charlie Parker tunes, Eddie lays out some crazy lyrics for modern jazz standards like "Freedom Jazz ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very groovy pop from the one-named Jefferson – a set that boasts some especially swinging production from the legendary John Schroeder! The style here is very much at the peak of Brit pop for the time – sung with a bit of warble on Jefferson's vocals, and supported by some bouncy ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially split top seam & some light wear.)
Jefferson Airplane flying high in the late 60s – both a creative and commercial triumph for the band – balancing the tripped out adventurousness of their earlier work, with a more focused approach that brought them to bigger and bigger audiences! Front loaded with moodier, acoustic-base ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has splitting on the spine.)
The last studio effort from Jefferson Airplane – and an underappreciated gem! At this point, Airplane was on the descent, landing gear in place – with the foundations for band's one-time side projects Jefferson Starship and Hot Tuna ready to relaunch as primary projects. That said, it' ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the original fold-out cover, including the printed inner sleeve.)
A great later album from Jefferson Airplane – done with an allstar roster of fellow counterculture heroes and late 60s icons in the studio – including David Crosby, Jerry Garcia, Steven Stills, and Nicky Hopkins! It's an incredible mix of breezy harmonies and killer melodies, but those ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lots of angular moments here – a relatively free, improvised session led by Leroy Jenkins on violin, and featuring work by Andrew Cyrille on percussion and Anthony Davis on piano! The record explodes with energy from the start – quite different than some of Jenkins' more sonically-orien ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Waylon inching ever closer to the spartan arrangements and good ol' boy honky tonk of the Outlaws era, with titles include "The Crowd", "The Chokin' Kind", "I Fall In Love So Easily", "How Long Have You Been There" and more. (Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has a cut corner with a light stain.)
A rare set of steel guitar instrumentals from Doug Jernigan – one of the jazzier players on his instrument, heard here in a small group with some electric piano and clavinet! (Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful early work from Jethro Tull – a formative set that really has the group deepening both their themes and their music! Titles include "A New Day Yesterday", "Back To The Family", "Fat Man", "Reasons For Waiting", "Nothing Is Easy", ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & tan label pressing. Cover has some wear and splitting.)
Jethro Tull —
This Was ... LP Reprise/Chrysalis, 1968. Very Good- Gatefold ...
Funky bluesy flutey magic from The Tull – includes a wonderful version of Roland Kirk's "Serenade To A Cuckoo" – plus "My Sunday Feeling", "Dharma For One", "It's Breaking Me Up", and "Song For Jeffrey". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US tan & orange label pressing. Cover has some wear.)
Timeless rock & roll from Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – an indie rock pioneer who simply doesn't get the credit she deserves for shattering the glass ceiling for both women and independent souls in mainstream rock in the early 80s! Includes the hit title track and her cool cover of ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An obscure early 80s electro effort from George Clinton – all the more surprising, given how much he pretended to hate hip hop! At some level, Jimmy G & The Tackheads are mostly an 80s groove outfit – using lots of bass and keys to pop and lock the groove, while throwing in plenty ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest soundtracks ever – a record that set a whole new standard for audio representation of a film! The mad music for the set was composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim, with lyrics by Vincius De Moraes – and performed by Luiz Bonfa on guitar – but despite such prime ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest soundtracks ever – a record that set a whole new standard for audio representation of a film! The mad music for the set was composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim, with lyrics by Vincius De Moraes – and performed by Luiz Bonfa on guitar – but despite such prime ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later yellow label Epic/CBS pressing.)
Alexandro Jodorowsky —
El Topo ... LP Apple, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ...
Incredibly captivating work from the legendary Alexandro Jodorowsky – a soundtrack that's beyond compare, penned for a movie to match – and issued famously as one of the key releases on Apple Records! Given the lack of distribution for the film, the record's become one of the few ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Cover has a half split top seam.)
One of the beautiful records on the Po Torch label, and a octet session that features Derek Bailey, Sven Ake Johansson, Wolfgang Fuchs, Paul Lovens, Maarten Altena, and others – all playing on a number of short tracks. Titles include "Der Westwind", "Zum Teil Mit Filz", ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A seminal album of solo drum tracks from 1972 – created and performed by Sven-Ake Johansson, a key figure in the European improv scene of the late 60s and early 70s. Johansson plays only a standard drum kit – but his work here is incredible, pushing past earlier work of the same nature ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful early record from Elton John – recorded live in the studio, and with a freer, more open vibe than some of his other albums! Titles include a very long version of "Burn Down The Mission" – plus "Bad Side Of The Moon", "Take Me To The Pilot", ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A soulfully spacey fusion set from Alphonso Johnson – with a really catchy sound! The maestro is working in an eclectic mode that's part Earth, Wind, & Fire, part Return To Forever, and part Alphonze Mouzon/Tommy Bolin jamming. The best moments on the record are the more straight ahead ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)
A fantastically hard-blowing album from tenorist Budd Johnson – and one of the few jazz sides recorded for the short-lived Felsted label in the 50s! Budd blows hard Texas tenor in a really gutbuckety way – evoking a variety of jazz traditions within a single solo, but always heading ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK stereo pressing – on Felsted, with deep groove and black and white cover.)
Let's Swing – and swing Budd does, in that wonderfully easy-going manner of his – a style that seems almost effortless at times, but which always comes across with plenty of soul! Johnson's tenor is a great fit for the style of Prestige's Swingville label – as he has plenty of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great set from the Chicago scene – one recorded in the early 80s, but put together with a really timeless sound overall! The album's a rediscovery of tenorist Eddie Johnson – a player who'd been away from music for part of the 70s, but who returns beautifully here with a raspy tenor ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The self-titled set comes a few years after the breakup of Chairmen Of The Board, and General shows the world that he can keep on keeping on as a 70s soul singer! The record has some some fantastic gems that easily stand with Johnson's best work – like the smooth soul stepper "Don't ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare gem from the Harold Johnson Sextet – a tight little west coast combo in the mid-sixties, made up of a bunch of young soul jazz players from L.A. who played with a surprising amount of fire and inspiration for their young age! Harold plays piano, and leads the group through some ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape along the spine & bottom seam & some moderate wear.)
A beautiful bit of hardbop that often gets overlooked because of the "leaderless" quality of the session. One batch of tracks on the record has Jackie McLean playing some beautiful rough interpretations of Bird on the standards "Old Folks" and "Embraceable You". The ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of JJ's best from the late 50s – a tightly crackling hardbop set, recorded very much in the manner of his classic JJ Inc album! The sound here is a bit more compact overall – with some shorter tracks that really allow Johnson to display his keen sense of economy on his horn, while ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early Columbia work from the team of JJ Johnson and Kai Winding – recorded in their classic twin-trombone groove! Winding arranged the tracks on the set – and the group features Dick Katz on piano, Milton Hinton on bass, and "Shadow" Wilson on drums – plus some bonus ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great pairing of sides by two of the fifties greatest trombone acts! JJ Johnson and Kai Winding are on one side, with a boppish set of tunes, and Bennie Green's on the other, with a tight string ensemble. The music holds little surprises, but there's some nice takes on standards and of course, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has a card pocket on front, sticker on the spine, and a few creases.)