Slow Motion Bossa Nova certainly fits this one – a beautiful album of lush jazzy arrangements, done in the 60s style of artists like Roberto Menescal or Lalo Schifrin, but with added touches of soulful vocals by Celso Fonseca. The assemblage of musicians on the record is great – and ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Foreign Exchange —
Connected ... CD BBE (UK), 2004. Used ...
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A soulful new hip hop project from BBE – made up of equal parts MC Phonte of Little Brother and Dutch production wiz Nicolay! It's a pretty fitting departure for Phonte – whose crew re-ignited the southern hip hop underground for cats without the pimp crunk sound, and provided a pretty ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
A soulful new hip hop project from BBE – produced by Dutch production wiz Nicolay! The beats by Nicolay are firmly of the soaring, spacey keys and echoey thumping beats school – the kind that would sound as great behind Amp Fiddler they do behind the laidback rhymer Phonte on the ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Michael Formanek/Tim Berne/Jeff Hirshfield —
Loose Cannon ... CD Soul Note (Italy), 1992. Used ...
Nice late night session that has Jimmy Forrest's deep deep tenor fronting a quintet that includes guitarist Calvin Newborn and pianist Hugh Lawson. The groove is nice, easy, and very relaxed, with the kind of St. Louis soul jazz playing that made Forrest a legend back in the 60's. You'll ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Forrest Fang —
Folklore ... CD Cuneiform, 1995. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice one! We've always loved the swinging vocal harmonies of the Four Freshmen, but their best records have never been issued before on CD. Now, though, Collector's Choice have put out two of their best on one CD, and the set's got a whopping 24 cuts of groovy groovy harmony sounds that have ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)
One of the most beautiful albums to emerge out of the mid 90s drum n bass era of the London scene – a complicated set of grooves that recalls the glory days of the Chess/Cadet scene in Chicago, with touches of 70s keyboard funky jazz, Brazilian fusion, and all the expansiveness that the ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Kieran Hebden's third album as Four Tet – an unpredictable, completely hypnotic batch of abstract beatcraft that sounded like it was built to last when it first appeared in the early 00s – and sure enough, it's sounds as fresh as ever a decade+ later! What makes Four Tet at his best so ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Some of the coolest cuts you'll ever hear from Connie Francis – a host of well-picked tracks that show a very groovy side of her music! Gone are the cheesy pop modes of earlier years, and in their place are a host of jazzy, bossa, and mod-styled tunes – arranged here by Don Costa, ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
One of the more obscure albums from Connie Francis' strong 60s run on Mercury – and one of the best, too! Francis begins the album almost as a country singer – working a bit of Patsy Cline blueness into the record alongside Nashville-style piano lines. And as things progress, there's ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Wonderful work from the revived career of bassist Henry Franklin – and a later effort that carries all the righteous undercurrents of some of his best work of the 70s! He group here has quite a spiritual sound – a hip mix of reeds, percussion, and piano delivered with some really ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Beautifully work from bassist Henry Franklin – a player who sounds just as great here as he did back in the 70s! The album's a tremendous little soul jazz set – played with lots of creative energy and soulful tones – filled with hip tunes that really get past the obvious, and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Henry Franklin —
Skipper ... CD Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1972. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest moments ever from west coast bassman Henry Franklin – a set of soaring, spiritual power – and a key demonstration of his rich energy as a leader! Franklin heads a wicked lineup here – playing both Fender and acoustic bass amidst other players who include Bill ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Remastered with updated artwork and new liner notes.)
Brilliant basswork from Henry Franklin – one of the hippest cats handling his instrument on the west coast in the 70s – working here with a wicked ensemble of soulful, righteous players! Franlin's bass sets the tone of the record right from the very first note – but the album's a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Tremendous work from Rodney Franklin – one of our favorite soulful fusion players of the era – and 2 albums back-to-back! The Rodney Franklin album is a keyboard delight through and through – and Rodney plays both acoustic and electric piano, often on the same track – which ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Mindblowing work by a really under-documented group – a mid 60s recording that definitely lives up to the free form in the name of the combo! The sound here is even bolder and more revolutionary than that of the contemporaneous "new thing" generation, or some of the European avant ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Wonderful work from a player we've loved for years – recorded here in just the sort of laidback setting that recreates all his charms in a live setting! Von Freeman's tenor has been a key part of the Chicago scene for half a century or more – and although his music never played as ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A rich laidback set from one of Chicago's resident legends – tenor Von Freeman! Freeman was in his early 80s by the time this set was recorded, and his warm tone sounds as good to our ears as it did on recordings from decades ago. Von really lets loose in spots, too, such as on the fiery ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Von Freeman the way we like to hear him – live! Although Von's recorded output has been quite low until recent years, the fantastic tenorist has been playing around Chicago for the past 50 years – working in regular gigs that are still some of the best shows you could ever hope to ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great little live set from Von Freeman – and one of his best albums! Like some of his rare few sides from the 70s, this one features Von in a relaxed setting – blowing as the main lead soloist in front of a piano trio recorded at the Dakota Bar & Grill in St Paul, Minnesota, in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the most compelling Von Freeman recordings we've ever heard – and one of the few to actually capture the real performance presence of the legendary Chicago tenorist! The date was recorded in Berlin, but it's got a homegrown feel that takes us right back to Von's famous Tuesday night ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Joki Freund —
Yogi Jazz ... CD L+R Records/Bellaphon (Germany), 1963. Used ...
Tremendous early work from German saxophonist Joki Freund – a player who would go onto much greater fame in the progressive years at the end of the 60s, but who already sounds plenty darn great on this early combo side from 1963! The style of the work is incredibly hip – with a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Another expansive effort from Bill Frisell, finding him integrating a variety of new sounds from other traditions into his new American pastoral framework. As with other recent releases, his coloristic tone and melodic sensibility are nicely rooted, but cast here in a new group featuring Brazilian ... (Jazz) read moreCD