One of the more unusual albums from trumpeter Jack Walrath – a mid 80s date with a hip French group, with a lineup that includes alto, two tenors, piano, guitar, bass, and drums! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
We're not sure who the Junnu is here – but the legendary reedman Juhani Aaltonen is definitely the follower, supported here with work by three younger musicians who might qualify as his musical sons! Aaltonen is amazing – every bit as compelling as on his famous Finnish sides of the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The cover looks a bit cheesy – like some sort of Star Search graphic – but the album's a rock-solid gem from the second decade of Nigerian funk – recorded in Lagos with a great boogie vibe, and a groove that's as heavy on keyboards as it is on riffing guitar and percussion! Peter ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first album ever on the Cadence Records label – and a doozy of a date that set the tone for greatness to come! Trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah takes off wonderfully here – working with a sextet that includes Vincent Chaney on french horn, Chico Freeman on tenor and flute, Muneer Abdul ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A crowning moment of achievement for trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah – a record that draws on his rich experience working with Sun Ra, but focuses the energy into a warmer, more spiritual jazz setting overall! The album's a lost treasure from the US scene of the late 70s – a perfect melding ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Masterdisk stamp. Cover has light wear and bumped corners.)
John Abercrombie —
Arcade ... LP ECM, 1978. Very Good+ ...
A record full of rich tones and cascadingly lyrical lines – and a set that features the wonderful pairing of John Abercrombie's guitar and the piano of Richie Beirach! Beirach seems to ground Abercrombie even more than usual – still letting John have those atmospheric qualities in his ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nicely varied live set from this trio of key ECM players of the 80s – captured here with the same sense of sound as some of their studio recordings – which must have been something amazing to hear in person! Abercrombie's still very chromatic at this point in his career – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A limited vinyl collection of work from the legendary Chicago pianist Muhal Richard Abrams – one of the founding members of the AACM, a hell of an improviser, and a musician who's also featured here with a focus on both his larger compositional vision, and some of his rare electronic ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 – with download!)
Muhal Richard Abrams —
Mama & Daddy ... LP Black Saint (Italy), 1980. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
One of our favorite albums ever from Muhal Richard Abrams – a deeply spiritual set that moves past some of the more academic tones of other earlier sessions! The sound is often quite spare at times – built up in a creatively compelling AACM way that's almost more Art Ensemble than ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early 80s recording for Black Saint, performed in New York with a group that includes Craig Harris, Baikida Carroll, Abdul Wadud, Janette Moody, and Andrew Cyrille – among others. The pieces are all larger orchestral ones, and feature more of Abrams' complicated scoring for ensemble passages. ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Abstract Orchestra —
Dilla ... LP ATA (UK), 2017. New Copy ...
There's nothing abstract here – as the set's a fantastically-focused tribute to the late Jay Dee – put together in a style that's mostly jazz, but which also has some great vocal touches too! The music's roots are in hip hop, but the presentation here is awash in strong work on saxes, ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include the classic "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" – plus "Big Balls", "Problem Child", "Ride On", "Squealer", "There's Gonna Be Some Rockin", "Love At First Feel", "Rocker", and "Ain't No Fun Waiting ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label Rockefeller pressing, with printed inner sleeve.)
The only full album from Johnny Ace – a key figure in the Memphis scene of the 50s, and one of the first great casualties of rock and roll! Johnny was one of the first singers to record for the legendary Duke label, and worked in a mode that helped transform the smoother style of the west ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Duke pressing. Cover has a split spine, surface wear, and a name in pen.)
Jack Ackerman/Teo Macero —
Faces ... LP Columbia, Late 60s. Near Mint- ...
Like the music in most of John Cassavetes films, this LP's a weird mish mash of styles, sounds, and snippets – but it's also got a very emotional edge to it, like all of Cassavetes' films. Jack Ackerman did most of the music, and Teo Macero arranged and conducted all of it. Weird stuff, but ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo Masterworks pressing. Cover has small seam splits.)
2 excellent tracks of Chicago soul from Barbara's hard to find I Call It Trouble LP. Both tracks are great, with excellent Eugene Record production, and the kind of great songwriting that made Barbara one of the city's best talents! (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
Barbara Acklin's first album – and a landmark of Chicago soul that firmly established Acklin as one of the city's best writers and new female singers! Acklin had a classy sound that was different than some of her raw soul sisters in the city – but although she was classy, she also didn' ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed. Cover has a cutout hole. Shrinkwrap is a bit aged, with some small holes near the bottom seam.)
A group who really live up to their name, and work here in a very spacious, well-recorded mode – long, open tracks that feature lots of strong tenor work from Paul Plummer, alongside bass from Lou Lausche and drums from Ron Enyard! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
A tremendous moment for the great George Adams as a leader – a record that won the reedman widespread attention after some key work in the bigger groups of Gil Evans and Charles Mingus! Adams is a searing, soulful player right from the start – stepping out strongly on tenor at the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A slightly confused album, but not without some nice moments! The set is one of a few that Adams recorded for the Horo label in Italy – and it features a quintet with Don Pullen on piano and keyboards, David Friesen on bass, Dannie Richmond on drums, and Afonso Vieira on percussion. The ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some unglueing at the bottom seam, in great shape otherwise with minimal aging.)
With Jimmy Knepper, Hugh Lawson, and Mike Richmond. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
George Adams & Don Pullen —
More Funk ... LP Palcoscenico (Italy), 1979. Near Mint- ...
Nice long tracks – including "So Nice", "Devil Blues", and "Metamorphosis For Charles Mingus" – played by a quartet that features Adams on tenor and flute, Pullen on piano, Cameron Brown on bass, and Danny Richmond on drums. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Solidly soaring work from tenorist George Adams – recording live here with pianist Don Pullen, one of his best musical partners during the 80s! The album's got a bit more of a bite than some of the pair's studio sessions – a bit straighter overall, but recorded with a nice degree of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really great setting for Pepper Adams – a rare European live date that has his baritone sax matched with the mighty talents of the George Arvanitas trio! Arvanitas' piano is always great, but we especially love the rhythm work here by bassist Jacky Samson and drummer Charles Saudrais ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic pairing – the baritone sax of Pepper Adams and the sharp trombone of Jimmy Knepper – in a quintet with Don Friedman on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Billy Hart on drums! Titles include "Beautiful Love", "Audobon", "Hellure", "Groovin ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, including the insert. Cover has light wear.)
A great lost chapter in the Cannonball/David Axelrod story! The record features Cannon's classic quintet performing some longer, more serious works with orchestral backing – and the sound is vaguely similar to some of Axelrod's "high concept" work for Capitol. The record features ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic work from the massive electric years of the Cannonball Adderley Quintet – one of the group's last records to feature the keyboards of Joe Zawinul – and also one of the heaviest from the time! The set's a double-length gem that presents the group in an open live setting – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
If you ever needed a key example of the genius of Cannonball on Capitol Records, this tight little set may well be it! The record's got all the best elements of a Cannon classic firmly in place – production by David Axelrod, electric piano by Joe Zawinul, and some tremendously soulful work ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has staple holes in one corner and some aging on back.)
Mod 60s all the way – as the film stars Michael York, Rita Tushingham, and Lynn Redgrave! The score is by John Addison, and actually more than half of the numbers are vocal ones – featuring the girls singing in series of whimsical tunes that are sort of a 60s take on the Merry Old ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
King Sunny Ade & His African Beats —
Ajoo ... LP Makossa, 1983. Sealed ...
A nice set from King Sunny Ade, licensed to the Makossa label, but in the style of his African recordings, featuring a number of shorter compositions strung together into side-longsuites. Hypnotic guitar lines and gentle diatonic melodies float over propulsive percolating percussion, with ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really cool Ethiopian record, but not the sort you might expect – as most of the instrumentation here is heavy on electric elements, which includes a fair bit of 80s keyboards, synth, and drum machine lines! The group were actually exiles, living in the Washington, DC area during the early ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a very big booklet of notes – telling the unique legacy of the group!)
12 tracks in all, with beats by Diamond D, Purple Penguin, Trackmasterz, Willie Gunz and ADOR himself. Includes "Forever Life Flow", "Animal 2000", "Treasures", "Superfly", "Retro Wreck", "It Getz No Ruffa", "Hey My Dawg" and ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This is the Aesop album on MUSH records before he got signed to Def Jux. It is a piece of raw, dark, poetic artistry that describes his hometown of NYC and the trials and tribulations in it beautifully. This album is a little rougher and his lyrical style is just a little more advanced on his ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(20th Year Anniversary pressed on 1 of 3 colored sleeves & custom color double vinyl – includes download!)
African Brothers Band International in Cote D'Ivoire —
Agatha ... LP Bertson Records (Nigeria), 1983. Very Good- ...
Incredible work from the obscure African Music Machine – a southern funk combo led by bassist Louis Villery – a legendary batch of funky singles, finally brought together as a full album! The band has a very unique sound that involves a lot of rolling bubbling basslines, spacey organ ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Six different mixes of this meeting of two greats. Admittedly not as entirely dope as it could have been, but still as nice as a Soul Sonic Force records with backing by Doug Wimbish and Keith LeBlanc. Also, there's a few interludes with James Brown saying a few words about the record. (Hip Hop) 12-inch, Vinyl record
Featuring Johnny Heartsman. (Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
Agitation Free —
Last ... LP Wah Wah (Spain), 1976. New Copy ...
The last album from the legendary early run of Agitation Free – and a set that definitely shows the group at the top of their game! The tracks are long, but never rambling – jamming, but never in a noodly way – and these guys really show why their contribution to German prog was ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album