A Certain Ratio —
To Each ... LP Factory, Early 80s. Used Gatefold ...
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The first full album recorded by A Certain Ratio – and a mad mix of styles that's immediately compelling! The group are a key link here in so many traditions – British punk, 70s funk, dub, and late prog – all coming together under the godlike production talents of Martin Hannett ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Factory UK pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Way more than just the kids record you'd guess from the title – and instead, one of the cool earthy percussion records cut by Bilal Abdurahman for Folkways! The format is that of an introduction to sounds and rhythm for children – and the set mixes some spoken bits with some ultra-cool ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes original booklet. Cover has light wear and a bit of splitting on the top seam.)
John Abercrombie & John Scofield —
Solar ... LP PAJ, 1984. Used ...
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A tremendous step forward for the young Muhal Richard Abrams – a set that still shows his early roots in the AACM, but which also blossoms with some of his more serious compositional efforts to come! There's a sensitivity here that really stands out – even among Abrams' contemporaries ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic early stuff from Muhal – and one of his most beautiful albums! Side one features an extended performance of Sinatra's big hit "Young At Heart" – but the track's played solo by Abrams, and it's completely transformed into a long contemplative work of beauty. "Wi ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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! Not the 50s pressing – lighter than that – but doesn't say ABC anywhere either.)
The second chapter in a mighty 70s trilogy from Ace Spectrum – a killer set recorded for Atlantic Records, and easily some of the best group soul issued by the label in the decade! Ace Spectrum change things up a bit here from the obvious – hitting a variety of modes that move between ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, creases, and small stains.)
David Ackles —
David Ackles ... LP Elektra, Late 60s. Used Gatefold ...
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In the withdrawn cover. (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
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
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, some ring & edge wear, and a split spine.)
Late 60s greatness from Pepper Adams – an overlooked session that's easily one of his most standout sides of the decade! There's an easygoing swing to the record that's simply wonderful – a well-blown sound that's never too overthought or academic – just pure proof of the sort of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing, with a Jazz Classics Series logo on the cover.)
Pepper Adams —
Ephemera ... LP Spotlite/Zim, 1973. Near Mint- ...
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With Roland Hanna on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums. Titles include "Quiet Lady", "Patrice", "Hellure", "Bouncing With Bud", and "Ephemera". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Pepper Adams —
Julian ... LP Inner City, 1975. Near Mint- ...
A great quartet date – nice and laidback, with plenty of room for Pepper Adams to open up on his deep-toned baritone sax! The group features Walter Norris on piano – and titles include "Ad Astra", "Jirge", "Spacemaker", and "Three & One". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
An obscure late 50s gem from Pepper – a stripped-down quartet session that has him blowing in a very open-ended mode – quite a difference from some of his more tightly arranged sets! The feel's a bit like Pepper's work with Donald Byrd, but even more openly swinging – played by a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some staining and torn paper due to moisture and a few spots of tape along the top and bottom seams, one of which has started to split.)
Pretty darn hip stuff – and with some great soloing by Cannonball! The record features Adderley's alto fronting a large group conducted by Ernie Wilkins, and featuring a host of hip players like Melba Liston, Oliver Nelson, Jerome Richardson, Ray Barretto, Sam Jones, and Wynton Kelly. The ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer productions pressing with deep groove and microphone logo. Cover has some edge wear, peeled spots from sticker removal on front, and a name in marker on back.)
Pre-soul jazz years for Cannonball – with players who include Milt Jackson or Victor Feldman on vibes, Nat Adderley on cornet, Bill Evans or Wynton Kelly on piano, and Percy Heath or Sam Jones on bass. (Jazz) 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
Cannonball Adderley with David Axelrod production – a combination that couldn't miss back in the 60s! In keeping with the success of the Mercy Mercy Mercy album done with Axelrod, Capitol did everything they could to catch Cannonball in a live setting – a great move, given the open, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest Cannonball Adderley albums from the Riverside years – a completely smoking live date recorded in San Francisco, often with long tracks that really let the group open up and do their thing! The lineup here is that classic one that first grabbed attention – the group ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Once again, Cannon proves that it's not the song, it's the singer! This set of tunes from the hit musical Fiddler On The Roof should be schmaltzy – but thanks to the quality of the group (a great sextet with Nat Adderley, Charles Lloyd, Joe Zawinul, Sam Jones, and Louis Hayes), and thanks to ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has staining, some wear, and a bit of seam splitting.)
Cannonball Adderley's enroute to a great jazz legacy here – stepping out in a groove that begins to show some of the soul jazz modes he was forging at the end of the 50s – a great change from the straighter bop styles of his early years! The lineup here is a wonderful early expression ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A totally great set by Cannonball Adderley – one of his funkiest albums ever, recorded live at Operation Breadbasket under the supervision of Jesse Jackson, and a session in which the band is cooking a lot more than on some of their other albums from the time! The set grooves hard with some ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cutout hole.)
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
One of Cannonball Adderley's late funky sessions for Fantasy – and a record that still features some mighty heavy production from David Axelrod! The album's got that core groove that Axe and Cannon first crafted together at Capitol in the 60s – but the sound here has some definite 70s ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early album that features Adderley's beautifully edgey alto sliding nicely through a set of standards conducted by Richard Hayman. The album's not as strikingly emotive as other Verve "with strings"outings – such as the Charlie Parker & Strings sessions – but it is a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing, with deep groove. Cover has aging, some wear, a split bottom seam, some splitting on the spine and top seam, and a small rip at the opening.)
Late stuff by Cannonball, with a dope spacey electric sound, no doubt due to some very nice keyboards on the session by George Duke. The album's a bit mellower than some of the others on Fantasy, but it makes up for that with a warm snaking mellow funk groove. Brother Nat gives a helping hand on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A swingin' Japanese concert by one of Cannonball's best groups from the 60's. Joe Zawinul's on piano, brother Nat's on cornet, Sam Jones is on bass, and Louis Hayes is on drums. But the real treat here is Yusef Lateef, who does some excellent reed work on tenor, flute, and oboe – and who's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing. Cover has some wear.)
Classic funkiness with David Axelrod producing, and lots of funky electric piano by Joe Zawinul. Recorded live, when the group was at their best, and with 2 LPs worth of great originals – many by Zawinul. Titles include "Alto Sex", "Lonesome Stranger", "Wild-Cat ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark album – even if it was the only session that Cannonball Adderley ever cut for Blue Note! The album was recorded at a time when Adderley was working with Miles Davis – and as such, the session features a group that includes Miles, blowing in a cool tone that's a perfect ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(63rd street deep groove pressing, with RVG stamp. Cover has a light stain on the back, but otherwise is in great shape!)
One of the coolest, baddest, funkiest albums Cannonball Adderley ever recorded – a massive suite of tunes based on the signs of the Zodiac, produced to perfection by David Axelrod, and featuring some hip recitations from the mighty Rick Holmes! The double-length set is completely compelling ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and some seam splitting.)
Tracks recorded back in 1955 as two separate albums and reissued here on this 2LP set. Adderley and his alto sax are joined by Donald Byrd on trumpet, Nat Adderley on cornet, Jerome Richardson on tenor sax and flute, Horace Silver on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. The ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and a promo sticker.)
An album that definitely lives up to its title – given the great change and evolution in the style of Cannonball Adderley's music – definitely pointed towards the soul jazz fame to come in the 60s! The group here has Adderley's alto in the company of some all-stars who may not be his ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove. Vinyl has marks that click on two tracks. Cover has a bit of light wear, with some stains, a spot of sticker residue, and a bit of pen on the back.)
A really unique little album from Cannonball's all-great late years at Capitol – a session that features some strong influences from Brazilian music – "The Happy People" – and production from the legendary David Axelrod! The mix makes for a really unique little record ... (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
(Green & blue label pressing. Cover has a bit of pen on the back.)
Despite the "much brass" tag in the title, this album's really just a sextet session – and not a clunky big brass ensemble one. Cannonball's brother plays with a very swingin' sextet that includes the brassy touches of Slide Hampton on trombone and Laymon Jackson on tuba. Wynton ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear, a split top seam, a partially split spine, a sticker, a bit of sticker residue, and some pen.)
What was Nat's deal with the Ivy League? We can't figure it out, but the set's a strong one – with Nat in the lead, working in a group that's essentially the late 50s Cannonball combo. Cannon's on alto, Junior Mance on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Charles Wright on drums – and Ernie ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing, with deep groove. Side 1 has a mark that clicks on tracks one through three. Cover has some oxidation on the front, a split bottom seam, some aging, minor splitting on the other seams, and some stains on the back.)
Nat and Johnny Griffin front The Three Sounds in this easy-going soul jazz session with a nice rolling groove. The set's got a couple of originals – "Sister Caroline" and "Branching Out" – plus versions of "Well You Needn't" and "I've Got Plenty Of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with the microphone logo and smaller label. Cover has a split top seam.)
King Sunny Ade's first major label LP, that helped him bring his juju music to the world. The blueprint of juju's laid down hear, with loads of intertwining guitar lines and tallking drums chattering away in a driving but never-too-busy fashion underneath. Includes "Sunny Ti De Arya", ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One man rockabilly firebrand and Chicken Walkin' madman Hasil Adkins – done justice once more by his longtime champions at Norton Records! The title is as cheeky nod to the Velvets, but Hasil ain't no NYC art scenester, nope – he might be the true king of rock and roll, stumping out ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of those cool little albums of bass-heavy jazz tracks, designed as instructional records, but actually nice spare jazz funk albums that are great for sample mining! This one's got Jamey Abersold playing piano with a trio that includes Rufus Reid and Mike Hyman, and it includes the cut "Mr. ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a light crease on one corner.)
Affinity ... LP Paramount, 1970. Used ...
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A British rock combo, but one with a distinctly jazzy feel – one that's often quite funky at times too! The core instrumentation is heavy on keyboards and guitar, set over some tightly rhythm bass and drums – often moving with some hip jazzy changes in the mix, and a nice sense of ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
African Head Charge's 2nd LP. Their first was Adrian Sherwood and the On-USound crew's response to the Byrne/Eno collaboration LP, and was a collection of ethnic/dub grooves. This LP continues in the same vein, with spaced out production over spare rhythms banged out on hand drums & assorted ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer album of Afro Funk – with a very unusual origin! In the wake of Manu Dibango's big hit (and some kind of failure to register the copyright), many many versions of "Soul Makossa" were recorded and released, some good, some bad. This album is a good example of that ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, a top seam that is coming unglued, and a bottom corner that has some peeled paper due to moisture.)
Despite the fact that this one was cut for the knock-off Surrey label, the album's actually one of the best that the Afro Blues ensemble ever recorded! The whole thing's got a lively soul jazz groove, with plenty of flute and sax solos, nice vibes, and a good strong piano-driven Latiny groove. ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent work from this totally sweet west coast Latin combo – a wonderful group who mixed Latin percussion with piano and vibes – in a manner that's similar to some of Cal Tjader's best Verve work of the 60s! Some tracks also make nice use of flute or alto sax – creating a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great work by one of the grooviest groups on the LA 60s scene! The Afro Blues Quintet have a blend of soul jazz and Latin styles that's similar to the best 60s work by Cal Tjader, or to records by small combos like the Quartette Tres Bien or The Latin Jazz Quintet. Lots of grooves have a nice ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some moderate wear.)
After 7 —
After 7 ... LP Virgin, 1989. Used ...
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(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
A distant star in the Earth Wind & Fire galaxy – and the only album by this sweetly grooving group that owed a lot to the EWF sound! The record's produced by Verdine White, executive produced by Maurice White, and even features a bit of guest vocals by Philip Bailey – and the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve. Cover has light edgewear, a bumped corner and some marker scribbling near the top.)
(Black label mono pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some light stains along the bottom and a small split on the bottom seam.)
Ahmad ... LP Giant, 1994. Used ...
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Kind of a forgotten piece of the left coast puzzle, and though we didn't get open on every cut here, we never get tired of the mid 90s classic "Back In The Day", which is featured here in the original and remixed versions. Also includes "Touch The Ceiling", "The Jones" ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Killer reissue that combines both of the albums that Airto recorded for Buddah in the early 70s! The records were done with the help of Flora Purim and Hermeto Pascoal, plus Sivuca and Dom Um Romao – and they both boast perfect production, and just the right mix of Brazilian instrumentation ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Fingers ... LP CTI, 1973. Used Gatefold ...
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One of Airto's greatest records ever – a really hard hitting batch of tracks that mix sharp-edged fusion lines with some earthier Brazilian percussion touches – all in a way that nicely steps off of Airto's first few American releases, and warms the groove up with a nice dose of ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
Free ... LP CTI, 1972. Used Gatefold ...
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Airto's unique Brazilian fusion style meets the electric funky genius of CTI – and the result is a killer album of long tracks with a far-reaching jazzy groove! The album takes off a bit from Airto's work with Return To Forever – no surprise, since Chick Corea and Flora Purim are on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A touching farewell to Charles Mingus – a suite of tracks written by Toshiko Akiyoshi on the occasion of his death, performed by the excellent large group led by Akiyoshi and husband Lew Tabackin. Tracks are a bit more complicated and emotive than some of the group's other work – very ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Trouble ... LP Universal, 2004. Used 2LP ...
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Akrobatik is back with a nice hardcore feel on Coup D' Tat. Features production work by Beatminerz, DJ Revolution, Diamond, Fakts One, Edan and others. Tracks include "Balance", "Wreck Dem", "Front Steps", "Remind My Soul", "Always Bet On Ak", ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Alan Parsons Project —
Eve ... LP Arista, 1979. Very Good Gatefold ...
Following up the strength of the first Jazz Greats set, Manny returns with a west coast version of the project – one that features players that include Richie Kamuca, Conte Candoli, Jack Sheldon, Bill Holman, Lou Levy, Charlie Mariano, and Shelly Manne – all dependable stalwarts of the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing on 52nd Street Records. Shrinkwrap has a hole in front and an anti-theft sensor on back.)
One of the many releases in the surprisingly successful semi-genre of "jazz meets West Side Story" albums that came out in the late 50s and early 60s. Albam actually does a pretty great job of opening up the jazzy changes in Bernstein's score, and it helps that he's got great ensemble ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Manny Albam plays the music of Steve Allen – with a group that includes solos from Gene Quill on alto, Al Cohn on tenor, Bob Brookmeyer on trombone and either Nick Travis or Ernie Royal on trumpets! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a clear tape on the seams and a mark from sticker removal.)
Hard-swinging big band material – with a heavy emphasis on drums! The album is a suite of six tracks – all written by either Manny Albam or Ernie Wilkins, both of whom arrange the groups on the set – really letting them open up nicely on the album's longish tracks. Manny and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
A teaming of two modern talents – one, pianist Joe Albany, being rediscovered and re-recorded here after a number of years of obscurity during the 50s; the other, Warne Marsh, an emerging genius with one of the best tenor tones of his generation. The pair play together in an unusually spare ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a spot of sticker residue & some light wear.)
The Alchemist presents a batch of 8 spare, cinematic hip hop instrumentals: "99 Live", "Dead End Street", "Deadly", "Feel This", "Mama", "Right N' Exact", "Three" and "Soul Assassin". (Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a center split in the spine and some notations in marker.)
(Cover has a stained corner and some splitting on the bottom seam.)
Harold Alexander —
Sunshine Man ... LP Flying Dutchman, 1971. Very Good- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A wicked bit of funky jazz from Harold Alexander – and one of the hardest to find albums on the legendary Flying Dutchman label! The set's got a great sound that's freer than your average jazz funk album of the time – with some nice traces of post-Coltrane spiritualism, mixed in ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout notch, some wear, and a name in pen. Viny has a click on track 2 & 3 of side 1.)
Classic MPS session by funky pianist Monty Alexander! This one's filled with moody trio material, played by Alexander's tight little group with Senator Eugene Wright on bass and Bobby Durham on drums. Wright's basslines are nice and warm, and roll off in a groovy way with Alexander's tightly ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic album from one of our favorite jazz singers ever – a set that really set a whole new standard for a generation! Even at this early stage, Lorez Alexandria was an amazingly accomplished vocalist – as you'll hear on this excellent selection of tunes from the Lester Young ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy early pressing – with black Federal label, and deep groove. Vinyl has light surface marks, but plays well.)
Great late work by Lorez Alexandria – and one of the many worthwhile sides she cut for the Discovery label. The arrangements are by Jack Wilson and Charles Owens, and the music is by a small combo featuring the two of them, plus vibes, guitar, and rhythm. There's a nice moody version of ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Muted ... LP Anticon, 2003. Near Mint- 2LP ...