Beautiful solo work from pianist Sal Mosca – an under-acknowledged genius for mixing modern and lyrical modes! The set features many originals by Sal – including "For Myself", "The Jewel", "Tumbles", "For LT", "The Gift", and "For ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album from Kathryn Moses – a sweet mix of warm vocals, funky flute, and even a bit of sax! Kathyrn's as great a singer as she is an instrumentalist – and the album offers equal parts of her talents – stepping out with a style that's often a bit funky at the bottom, ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing, on Celeste – heavy cover and great vinyl!)
A bit pop, a bit soul, and a very nice album! The group's got a funky style that verges on the rock-break sound of the early 70s – but thanks to some organ and keyboards by William Smitty Smith, who also sings vocals, the record's a lot more soulful than you'd expect. Thanks should also go ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
In many ways, this album's a quintessential ECM production from the mid 70s, with a progressive approach to the playing that incorporates some elements of free and avant garde approaches, but not enough to scare anyone off, and a sort of washed out sound to the electric production. Not everyone's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mott The Hoople —
Live ... LP Columbia, 1973/1974. Very Good+ ...
A great little album from James Mtume – a bit more complicated and righteous than some of his previous albums on Epic, and with a real mix of styles that works nicely together! The album starts off with "Theme For Theater Of The Mind", a sort of 80s take on the spiritual/political ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A surprising jazz funk stunner from drummer Idris Muhammad – part of his great second chapter of work for CTI in the 70s! Idris is working here in a style that's very different than his heavy-footed funky work on Prestige and Blue Note – and while it's easy to criticize him for not ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Idris Muhammad —
Kabsha ... LP Theresa, 1980. Very Good+ ...
Wonderful work from Idris Muhammad – getting back to jazz basics here, after a late 70s run in the R&B market! The record is a beautifully stripped-down session – with Muhammad playing un-funky drums, Ray Drummond on bass, and either Pharoah Sanders or George Coleman on tenor sax. ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Mukeka Di Rato —
Gaiola ... LP Laja/Sclerose (Brazil), 1999. Near Mint- Gatefold (reissue)...
Another of Mulligan's large Concert Jazz Band sides, with a large section of brass and reeds, mostly featuring Mulligan and trombonist Bob Brookmyer in the soloist's seat. The thing we've always dug about this group is that they move with the fluidity of a smaller ensemble, but like a middleweight ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The sound of Gerry Mulligan in the early 60s – and one of the best records by his larger than usual Concert Jazz Band! Given Gerry's piano-less experiments of the 50s, it's surprising to actually have him as the pianist on this session – hitting the keys with a nice light touch, so ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Screamin' guitar instrumentals, played at top speed and with a great sound that's pure Billy Mure! Check out the great "Firecrackers", complete with sound effects, or other goodies like "Crackerjack", "Dancing Guitars", and "Guitar Theme". Nice stuff, and ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Living stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a mostly split top seam.)
A rare British session from vocalist Mark Murphy – and one of his grooviest albums of the 60s! Mark's working here with great backings from the orchestras of Tubby Hayes, John Dankworth, and Les Reed – all of whom give Murphy some of his hippest grooves to date, very much in the mode ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
David Murray —
Children ... LP Black Saint (Italy), 1985. Near Mint- ...
A richly complex set from David Murray – and a record that offers up a much wider range of moods than some of his other sessions from the time! Some numbers have an angular, almost aggressive groove – one that comes from the presence of group members James Blood Ulmer on guitar and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really bold step forward for David Murray – a seminal live recording that features one of the hippest big bands you'll ever hope to find! Murray really uses the date as a chance to express the full range of his musical talents – and often shows modes that are more traditional than ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tremendous early recording from David Murray – recorded in London (as you'd guess by the title), but with all the best spirit of his early loft jazz sides! There's a tightness here that's missing from some of Murray's other albums of the period – a sense of soulful, spiritual swing ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best David Murray LPs from the time (and it certainly was a time when it was easier to sort through the Murray records – since there were so few of them!) Murray was only 21, and plays with a lot of fire in a trio that includes Phillip Wilson and Fred Hopkins. Hopkins is ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A new life for the ideas of saxophonist David Murray – worked out here in an octet of top-shelf players! The sound is avant one minute, swinging the next – and carried off with a rich sense of jazz tradition that really marks the growing appreciation of roots in the 80s generation of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a small hole from sticker removal.)
2nd volume of this very nice solo album set from 1980, with David Murray on tenor sax. Recorded in NYC and Switzerland in 1980. Titles include his takes on "Body & Soul", "We See", and 3 original pieces by Murray. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
David Murray Octet —
Home ... LP Black Saint (Italy), 1982. Near Mint- ...
A great leap forward for David Murray – an album recorded at the start of the 80s, and one that showed he really had some great new directions going on in his music! The album's got all the warm tones and complicated sentiments you might expect from a title like "Home" – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the more unusual records on Sue from the 60s – an all-instrumental outing, recorded by Juggy Murray in tribute to the late Dr Martin Luther King Jr! The music is done in a larger orchestral mode that's much more soundtrack-oriented than Juggy's other work – with less (or none) ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
After working with Al Hudson on earlier records, Alicia struck out on her own a bit more for this album – a tasty batch of smooth soul tracks, with a few uptempo numbers in the tradition of her earlier work. Titles include "I Fooled You This Time", "Here's the Ticket", ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful set from one of the most spiritual ladies of the avant garde! Amina Claudine Meyers is in very comfortable territory here – working on a set of original compositions, playing organ, piano, and singing a bit in a trio – with Thurman Barker on percussion and Don Pate on bass. ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover appears to have been signed by the artist.)
Amina Claudine Myers Sextet —
Country Girl ... LP Minor Music (Germany), 1986. Near Mint- ...
With Carlos Ward on alto and flute, Ricky Ford on tenor, Reggie Nicholson on drums and percussion, and Amina herself on piano, harmonica, and vibes. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
A very cool project – one that presents Chicago blues musicians in a very relaxed setting – recorded at their homes in the early 70s. Includes work by Louis Myers, Jimmy Rogers, Johnny Shines, Eddie Taylor, and John Littlejohn! (Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
Dreamy dreamy dreamy – and one of the Mystic Moods' early groundbreaking albums on Philips! Like other albums from the time, this one features a range of watery sound effects – used as the backdrop for mellow instrumental readings of hits from the time – played by a hip group of ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of their Philips LPs, with more of a late 60's easy feel than their 70's funk LPs, but still a nice easy sound by the group that pioneered the genre. Tracks include "Shane", "Theme From A Summer Place", "Nevada Smith", and "Invitation". (Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
Maybe one of the first truly brilliant albums from Milton Nascimento – a set that builds on the excellent previous work by the singer/songwriter, but which also has him moving into much more soulful territory as well! Nascimento's work is one of the true treasures of Brazilian music of the ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Second pressing. In really beautiful shape – save for one very slightly bumped bottom corner of the cover.)
This one's from the late 80s, and although some of the production work doesn't hold up entirely, Milton's voice is more beautiful than ever, and there's some amazing songwriting on here that holds up fantastically no matter how it's treated. Titles include "River Phoenix (Letter To A Young ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great work from this post-Soft Machine, post-Hatfield jazz rock combo – a group that draws tremendous creative inspiration from the talents of Dave Stewart on keyboards, Phil Miller on guitar, and Pip Pyle on drums! There's a bit of vocals on the record, but the main focus is clearly ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on Affinity. Cover has an import sticker.)
Academically-oriented avant jazz by vibist Bobby Naughton and his "Units", made up of differing combinations of players like Mario Pavone, Perry Robinson, Rady Kaye, and Mark Whitecage. The set includes a fair number of Carla Bley compositions – like "Understanding", ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bobby Naughton/Leo Smith/Perry Robinson —
Haunt ... LP Otic, 1976. Very Good+ ...
The album features Naughton on vibraharp, Smith on trumpet, and Robinson on clarinet. Song titles include "The Haunt", "Slant", "Places", "Rose Island", and "Ordette". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
A mix of vocal tracks from Tommy and instrumentals from the band – with titles that include "Bricks & Stones", "I'm Comin On Back", "Carless Twist", "I'll Be Satisfied", "Tell Me What You Gonna Do", and "Bugsie Twist". (Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
A real classic from one of our favorite artists of the 60s! Fred Neil is best known to the world as the man who wrote "Everybody's Talkin", which was used excessively in the film Midnight Cowboy (although his version in the film was sung by Nilsson) – but he's a hell of a great ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Oliver Nelson's hippest albums! The record is sort of an Ellington suite of tracks for the post-60s years – complete with some sound effects of rioting and urban strife at the beginning, and a mix of modern, modal, and compositional styles. Soloists include John Klemmer, Frank ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and a minor stain inside the gatefold.)
A cool cooker from Oliver Nelson – one of the few 60s albums he cut as a leader with the same sense of soul and swing as his backings for other players! The sound here is right up there with Nelson's work with Jimmy Smith over at Verve – soaring, soulful arrangements that sparkle in ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Cadet pressing. Cover and vinyl have two drillholes through the center.)
A great little album – a lot better than you might think from the concept! After the death of JFK, Oliver Nelson penned this extremely strong tribute to the man – featuring snippets of speeches made by Kennedy during his time in office as president, used as bridges between jazz based ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s green label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Oliver Nelson with Nobuo Hara & Sharps & Flats —
3 2 1 0 ... LP Columbia (Japan), 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
A rare Japanese-only set by Oliver Nelson – one that features a full side of original compositions, plus another side of tastily-arranged versions of jazz classics! The work's performed by drummer Nobuo Hara and his hard-swinging group The Sharps & Flats – a surprisingly soulful ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record with a hokey cover and an unassuming title – but a wicked little set that's filled with funky soul throughout! Paul Nero's a German artist, and he's working here in a style that was common to Euro recordings of the time – a medley-heavy approach that stacked together a few ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo ink stamp and clear tape on the seams.)
Patrick Nettesheim —
Coven ... LP Forever Midnight, 1997. Near Mint- ...
Not really disco at all, but New Birth funk, with the presence of the Nite-Liters on some tracks. Includes "Got to Get a Knutt" and "K-Jee", two of their best groovers, and both monster slices of funky stuff. Also includes "Money Runner", "I Wash My Hands Of The ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An overlooked later gem from New Birth – one that has the group taking on some great modern funky touches! The style here is almost more Solar Records than previous New Birth albums – with a smoother finish and a bit more bass at the bottom. But the vocals are still tremendous, and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mix of previously released tracks from the group's harder to find early albums, like "Unborn Child", "Don't Blame the Young Folks", and "You've Got to Be the One for Me", plus some other unissued tracks like "Sunshine Song", "What You Can Do", and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite albums ever on the legendary ESP label – and a key session in the best "new thing" mode of the 60s! The New York Art Quartet were a short live collaboration between trombonist Roswell Rudd, saxophonist John Tchicai, bassist Lewis Worrell, and percussionist ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing, in the textured cover with wrap-around paste-on, with a mark from sticker removal on back.)
The second in Mickey Newbury's American Trilogy – recorded when Newbury was at Elektra Records, a label that was apparantly as unable to find an audience for him as Mercury was a few years earlier – but all these years later it stands just as beautifully of a leftfield bit of spacious, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo in the die-cut cover, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole, a bit of pen, and some edge wear.)