Tracks include "X.O. Wit Me", "Set Trippin", "Be About Yo Bizniz", "Deep Az The Root", "The Streets", "L.A. Vibe", "Worldwide", "Karma", "Soul Searching", "Promise Me", "Adventures Of...", ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An unusual comedy ensemble, working here almost entirely in an improvised manner – with routines that include "Constipation", "The Honeymoon Night", "The First Buffalo Hunt", and "The Electric Chair". (Comedy/Spoken) LP, Vinyl record album
A very unusual repackaging of Cannonball's Lush Side album for Mercury – served up here in a late 60s package for the Power Records label. The original's a wonderfully mellow set of ballads recorded by Cannonball, with orchestral backings by Richard Hayman. The album's typical of the kind ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key meeting of Cannonball Adderley and David Axelrod – and one of the pair's first larger collaborations together! The album features Cannonball solos over larger backings by Oliver Nelson – with some occasional help from brother Nat Adderley – all produced with that dark ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real treat for Cannonball Adderley fans in the years after his passing – vintage live material recorded in 1960, right at a time when Adderley was really finding his groove! The lineup here features a classic quintet – with brother Nat on cornet, Victor Feldman on piano, Sam Jones on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A gem of a record from Nat Adderley – filled with short soulful groovers, and done with an upbeat vibe that rivals some of Cannonball's best of the 60s! Joe Zawinul handled the arrangements, so there's definitely a strong influence here from the Cannon group – and although the players ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red and purple label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole. Top seam is partially split.)
One of the many 70s disco projects recorded under the supervision of Michael Zager – and although this one isn't nearly as Latin as the name might imply, the record is a nice mix of clubby grooves and conga sounds, in the manner of some of the best Latin Hustle records of the time. Titles ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band —
Kogun ... LP RCA, 1974. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Brilliantly bold work from pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi – an artist who's really coming into her own for the 70s – stepping out in a big band format that would win her a wide new audience on both sides of the Pacific! The album's one of the first to feature the ensemble co-led with husband ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Alan Parsons Project —
Pyramid ... LP Arista, 1978. Very Good- ...
Live Monty Alexander set from the mid 70s, featuring his groovy group with Ernest Ranglin on guitar, Eberhard Weber on bass, and Kenny Clare on drums. The bass playing's especially good, and there's lots of nice round funky moments in some of the best tracks. Titles include "Feel Like Making ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear on the spine and masking tape on the top & bottom seams.)
A great little record from Rance – recorded in 1980 on his return to Stax after a stint at Capitol. The set's got a really wonderful feel – all the deep soul of Rance's early albums for Stax, mixed with some of the bubbling touches he picked up from working with Larry Mizell at Capitol. ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The cover's a bit hokey, but the album's a rock-solid session from Steve Allen – proof that he could be a very capable jazzman when needed! The recording's a live one – which makes for more spontaneous energy than some of Allen's more fully-arranged dates of the 50s – and the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam held with pieces of clear tape, some overall wear, and a sticker spot on one corner.)
Herb Alpert —
Rise ... LP A&M, 1979. Very Good- ...
A whole new level of genius for Herb Alpert – a record that's light years away from his earlier work with the Tijuana Brass, and which has the trumpeter stepping strongly into the world of smooth jazzy fusion! The title track here went platinum the minute it was released – and became ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Herb Alpert's definitely Going Places by the time of this set – and his trademark Tijuana Brass sound proves itself to be a great fit for just about any sort of number! The album kicks off with the wonderful "Tijuana Taxi", a sublimely jaunty tune that almost takes Herb into ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderfully jaunty and jagged work from trumpeter Herb Alpert – and a session that has him opening up the Tijuana Brass groove a bit more than usual! There's clearly an influence here of the Brazilian sound that was showing up strongly at A&M Records at the time – heard to greatest ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Trumpety magic from Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – a record that's known not only for its classic cover of a model dipped in whipped cream, but also for it's tremendously groovy groove! The Tijuana sound is very firmly in place by the time of this set – Mexican-inspired, but ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Warm, mellow, and completely sublime – the mighty America at the height of their powers – working with a quality that nobody else can match! The trio wrap together all the best ideas that were bubbling under in the LA scene of the late 60s – vocal harmonies, studio perfection, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bad Bossa Nova is right – as Gene Ammons really hits a great groove here – one that's not exactly bossa, but which has lots of Latin and tropical touches! The session makes great use of 2 guitars at the same time – using that of Kenny Burrell for soulful rhythm, but also adding ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a split top seam and spine, a peeled spot from sticker removal, and some stains and tape remnants on back)
Gene Ammons has some pretty hip friends here – a roster of talent that includes guest appearances by hornmen Cannonball Adderley, Dexter Gordon, and Nat Adderley on one long jam number – plus Hampton Hawes on electric piano on the entire set! The work's done in a laidback, long-blowing ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Essential early stuff by Jug! The record is a 50s compilation of singles that Jug cut for Mercury during the late 40s, when he was transforming from a hard swing player into a firey bopper – but one who was capable of infusing his solos with a rich sense of emotion that was enough to bridge ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An interesting album for Gene Ammons – one that was issued in the late 60s with a very sexy-looking cover, but which actually features recordings of much earlier vintage! The sides on the set were recorded in 1950, and they've got a sound that's moody, echoey, and which shows the soulfulness ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing in a black & white cover, with a cutout notch.)
Gene Ammons & Dexter Gordon —
Chase! ... LP Prestige, 1971. Very Good+ ...
Gritty live work from twin tenor giants Gene Ammons and Dexter Gordon – recorded in an open-ended style that's a bit like some of Gordon's famous early work on the Central Avenue scene in LA, or Ammons' famous live "battles" with Sonny Stitt! The date was recorded in Chicago at the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. NOTE: Cover has some waviness throughout due to moisture.)
A nice little album – featuring some of the sides that Gene Ammons cut "off contract" for Chess/Argo during the early 60s, and ones that feature him paired with Sonny Stitt, his longtime partner in legendary tenor battles from the 50s. The two horns aren't really locked in combat ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label 70s pressing.)
Gene Ammons, Nat Adderley, Frank Foster & Others —
Juggin' Around ... LP Vee Jay, Early 60s. Very Good- ...
A hard-hitting blowing session, cut very much in the mode of Gene's late 50s sides for Prestige – and with a very accomplished group of soul jazzers that includes Nat Adderley, Frank Foster, Bennie Green, and Frank Wess. The groove has a nice raw late night sound – and tracks are ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has a bit of pen on back.)
An early 80s look at Latin jazz from David Amram – with a who's who of Latin jazz players and stellar jazz musicians of other realms – including Paquito D'Riveria, Candido, Machito & Machito Jr, Brazilian percussion guru Duduca Fonseca, David Fathead Newman, Jimmy Knepper, Pepper ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest albums to come from the New York underground of the early 80s – even if it was a relatively big "hit" on a major label! Laurie Anderson is in perfect form here – drawing on a strong tradition of avant garde performance, but without any of the indulgences ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the earliest work we've ever seen from LA singer Ernie Andrews – much better known for his 60s sides, but sounding great here overall! Side one of the album's from a 1958 date arranged by Gerald Wiggins and featuring Eric Dolphy on alto sax – tunes done in a slightly bluesy ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album by Argent – Rod Argent's project immediately after the breakup of the Zombies! There's plenty of Zombie-like ideas here – particularly those floating around the Odyssey and Oracle album, but they're also done without the dreamy pop style of Colin Blunstone's vocals, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later orange label pressing. Cover has a cut corner & some light wear.)
A groovy groovy soundtrack that contains one of the Association's greatest songs! "Goodbye Columbus" may not be as famous as some of their bigger hits – but we love it to death, and it's the kind of catchy groover they'll find us singing in the coffin long after we've passed away! ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a stain along the bottom.)
ASU Jazz —
Basking ... LP Arizona State University, 1984. Near Mint- ...
11 tracks in all: "In My Father's House", "Rebel", "54-46 (Was My Number)", "Just A Little Herb", "Rainfall, Sunshine", "Mercy Mercy Me", "You Can't Show Me", "Gave You My Love", "I Asked the Question", " ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Swingin' batch of instrumentals from films, like "Let It Be Me", "Little Old Lady", "Santa Lucia", and "The Three Bells" – all played by Chet on his groovy guitar, with backing by Dennis Farnon's swingin' orchestra. (Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
A mid 80s classic from Atlantic Starr – at the height of their catchy commercial fame – bouncing along with rhythms that crossover nicely to the mainstream, yet still keep a bit of their previous funky edge intact! The groove here is almost in the style that Atlantic Starr inspired in ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch. Shrink has a small hole.)
A great later sleeper from Brian Auger – a record that's much deeper and more soulful than some of his earlier work – and done in a soaring style that's really great! Alex Lighterwood sings as much as Auger plays the keys here, but that's ok with us – because he fuses his voice ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, remnants of a small sticker on the spine, some initials in pen on the front and a partially split top seam.)
Sweet smooth late 70s soul from Patti Austinlive at the Bottom End, with David Spinozza on guitar, Michael Brecker on tenor sax, and more. Tracks include "You Fooled Me", "Jump For Joy", "Rider In The Rain", "Let's All Live & Give Together", "Love ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting on the top seam, half split bottom seam, and some masking tape residue on front.)
Average White Band —
Feel No Fret ... LP Atlantic, 1979. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
Sure, it's not classic funky Average White Band, but the album's a great one that showcases the group's best second suit – their smooth compressed late 70s soul sound – a great evolution of their earlier groove, and one that showed them as a great mainstream soul act! The tunes are a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
A tripped-out little rock opera from Lex De Azevedo – post-Hair in both approach and spirit, with a jaunty approach to songwriting that certainly owes a lot to the MacDermot tradition! Many of the tunes have the vocals done in a chorus mode – one that creates a soaring, almost ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An unusual vocal jazz set from singer Alice Babs – and one of many Swedish jazz experiments with folk music sources in the 60s! Titles include "Up In A Tree", "Yonder In Molon", "Midsummer Eve", "Far Away Star", and "Loves Me Loves Me Not". (Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
A tighter sound than before for The Bar-Kays – that lean approach to funky grooves that some of their contemporaries were hitting as the 80s moved on – yet still served up here by the full ensemble with a relatively fresh feel overall. Amidst the beats and keyboards, there's still lots ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Gato Barbieri's later recordings – but don't hold that against it! The set's a smoother effort than most of Gato's earlier work, but it's also still pretty darn soulful – done in a way that allows plenty of space for his raspy reed work on tenor to flow over the top of larger ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Searing live work from Gato Barbieri – a brilliant little album that follows on the spirit of his other Latin America sessions for Impulse! The format here is similar to those studio outings – an organic blend of percussion, keyboards, and sax – all bubbling together in a highly ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cut corner, some wear, and a lightly wrinkled corner.)
We love this record! Although Gato Barbieri has put out a few snoozers in his career, this amazing first chapter of his Latin venture for Impulse is an incredible record throughout – one of the greatest Impulse sessions of the 70s! Gato returns to his native Argentina for the session – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Listen, forget every cliche you've ever heard about this film, because this soundtrack is amazing! Gato Barbieri knocked himself out for this one, and came up with an insanely wonderful batch of "modern jazz tango" tracks that mix out soloing, pounding bandoneon rhythms, and lush ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cloud label pressing.)
Luther Barnes & The Red Budd Gospel Choir —
Invitation ... LP Air, 1991. Very Good+ ...
John Barry/Shirley Bassey —
Moonraker ... LP United Artists, 1979. Very Good- ...
Bond goes into space, but Barry stays on the ground – in one of the lesser-remembered James Bond soundtracks of the 70s! The film followed on the Star Wars boom, and had lots of space effects, but Barry keeps things mostly orchestral here – not going for the electronics or sound ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, a library sticker, card pocket, and a few creases.)