An unusual later album from Memphis rocker Narvel Felts – a singer who's best known for the hard-edged rockabilly of his youth, but who's stepping out here in a melancholy country mode on this obscure album for Hi Records! The set's got a vibe that's almost more mid 60s Nashville than the ... (Rock) read moreCD
A double-length set that features from both original albums recorded in the 50s by Maynard Ferguson's Birdland Dream Band – a dream band indeed, as the set features Maynard working with some excellent players who manage to come together tightly as a unit, then break out in really strong and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Maynard come back! All is forgiven! We take back all the things we've ever said about you after hearing this album! The record's a jazz funk masterpiece, and it's proof that you've always had a good head on your shoulders, and were waiting for a record like this to really come into your own! ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Maynard Ferguson live – and still holding onto all the great sort of grooves he cooked up in the studio during the 70s! The performance is from a 1984 appearance at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall – and Maynard's got the group in super-tight, super-soulful formation – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Maynard Ferguson's blowing full steam ahead here – working with an octet that's heavy on horn parts, but in a richly creative way! Ferguson nicely shows off some of his best influences from the 50s large group scene in LA – and gets some key help on the record from Bill Holman, who ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Name & some writing in pen on rear of digipack case.)
Three albums that form the start of a bold new start for trumpeter Maynard Ferguson – and records that opened up a whole new groove for big band in the 70s! MF Horn is a brilliant album that owes a heck of a lot to Brit easy maestro Keith Mansfield! Mansfield produced the whole thing, and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Two great albums from a time when Maynard Ferguson was really hitting his stride – back to back on one CD! New Sounds is a really nice set, and very much in the best spirit of the excellent early 60s albums that Maynard cut for Roulette! As with those, there's some great players working in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A trio of heavy-hitters from hornman Maynard Ferguson – all served up in one sweet set! Primal Scream is one of the funkiest records ever from Ferguson – the climax of a great run of bigger group grooves in the 70s! The record's a tight batch of groovers, with production and keyboards ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Maynard Ferguson —
Storm ... CD PAJ/Omnivore, 1982. Used ...
A sweet jazzy storm from Maynard Ferguson – a record from the early 80s, but one that's still got all the dynamic power and groove of Maynard's Columbia Records classics from the decade before! As with those, the approach here mixes electricity in the rhythms with sublime horn charts over ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A little bit funky, a little bit moody – and a great lost score from one of our favorite Italian composers! Gianni Ferrio's one of the madder geniuses of the Italian scene of the 70s, and this reissue's a great look at his complicated approach to what should be a simple cop/thriller set of ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Killer funk! Amazing new release by Lee Fields, one of the 70's lost funky geniuses – and a record that sounds like it was lifted from the vaults of James Brown's People label, circa 1972! Unlike other "funk revival" titles of the past few years (especially those by ex-JBs Fred ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
A really fantastic album from the legendary Lee Fields – a set that blows us away every bit as much as his stellar My World album! Like that set, this one's got kind of a moody early 70s vibe – almost a New Jersey soul approach at times, but tinged with more southern modes – ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
A beautifully fragile record cut by UK folkie Simon Finn – a singer with an incredibly distinct voice, recording here in an equally distinct musical setting! Finn's guitar and percussion are set in a trio with tabla, percussion, and dulcimer from Paul Burwell – and a lot of other ... (Rock) read moreCD
Early trio work from pianist Clare Fischer – definitely surging ahead at this point in his career! The set's got a bit more of a freewheeling sound than some of Fischer's later, more arranged material – lots of tight piano from Clare in the lead, swung with a good blend of soul jazz ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Ella Fitzgerald —
Cabaret ... CD Groove Merchant/LRC, 1973. Used ...
Great small group live material from Ella Fitzgerald – recorded with a driving, upbeat quality overall – although with less of the groovier elements used on her albums at the end of the 60s! The style here is a nice mix of the back to basics approach that Fitzgerald was using at the ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Ella swings a set of tunes by Cole Porter – her first tribute to the songwriter since a Verve songbook session of the 50s – but done with some very classic-styled backings from Nelson Riddle! Both Riddle and Ella had come up with some nice groovy elements in their music by the time of ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A beautiful classic from mid 60s Verve – and the kind of a session that we wouldn't have expected to come off so well! In a style they were using with older artists at the time, Verve brought Ella and Duke into the studio together – with Duke's band and compositions providing the ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Quincy Jones handles the arrangements, so the set's got plenty of soul – and the band really swings on titles that include "Tea For Two", "Deed I Do", "My Last Affair", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall", ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Ella's performing songs written by or associated with Duke–what could be better? Titles include "Rockin' In Rhythm", "Caravan", "Take The A Train", "Clementine", and "Perdido", all performed with the with the big band. (Vocalists) CD
One of the great Pablo Records efforts to revisit the jazz sound of the 50s – but in fresh new ways allowed by the freer recording modes of the 70s! The album features Ella Fitgerald and Joe Pass, plus nobody else – just voice and guitar coming together in quiet, introspective ways ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
(Out of print. Extended Resolution pressing.)
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong —
Porgy & Bess ... CD Verve, 1957. Used ...
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One of the hippest takes ever on the Porgy & Bess score – done in duet format by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, in a fuller spirit than their other albums for Verve! Like many late 50s albums of Gershwin's score, this one was issued in advance of the film with Sidney Poitier – ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Classic funky soul from Five Special – tightly crafted throughout, and clearly with an eye on the charts – but also the kind of work that plays nicely on the dancefloor too! The record's got a groove that fits in nicely with some of the lesser-remembered groovers on Elektra at the time ... (Soul) read moreCD
Roberta Flack at her most masterful – balancing righteous soul at it's most spiritually resonant and more mainstream accessible melodies – from her classic years at Atlantic when she was forging a whole new sound that was a unique blend of soul, jazz, and spiritualism. Each of Roberta's ... (Soul) read moreCD
Roberta Flack sounding freshly inspired in the late 80s – her first new album in years – and it's a really strong one! The first thing that jumps out at us is how wonderful her voice continues to be –she's recognizable from the first syllable, and it's right it home with a ... (Soul) read moreCD
Heavenly work by The Flamingos – material recorded in their amazing second period, when they took their already-great harmonies and forged them with a new sense of sound and sophistication! The approach is wonderful throughout – with these sublime backings from Sammy Lowe – who ... (Soul) read moreCD
A sweet Tommy Flanagan trio date – recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1977, but with a warmth and intimacy that's like catchy Tommy at a small club date! Trio members include Keter Betts on bass and Bobby Durham on drums – but the focus is very strongly on Flanagan's piano ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The title says "recital", but the album's no stiff, starched concert affair – as Tommy Flanagan is right at home on the piano, playing with a fluid grace that makes the record one of his best from the 70s! There's a simple, unadorned quality to the album – one that really ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Tommy Flanagan & Hank Jones —
Our Delights ... CD Galaxy, 1979. Used ...
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Twin pianos from Tommy Flanagan and Hank Jones – with no other instrumentation – played in some great ways that provide an equal balance of rhythmic pulse and lyrical melody! The set's got a sweet stereo split – so that Tommy's in the right channel, and Hank is in the left – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Tommy Flanagan, John Coltrane, & Others —
Cats ... CD Prestige/OJC, 1957. Used ...
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The Cats here are all quite hip ones – and the album's one of the best Prestige Records blowing sessions from the late 50s – an all-star sextet effort that features Tommy Flanagan on piano, John Coltrane on tenor, Idrees Sulieman on trumpet, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Doug Watkins on bass ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Tommy Flanagan/Ron Carter/Tony Williams —
Master Trio ... CD Fourstar (Korea), 1983. Used ...
The Master Trio of the early 80s – a group that featured Tommy Flanagan on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – and which was recorded in a spirit that was very similar to the Great Jazz Trio and Super Trio – not surprising, as all members here played in one of ... (Jazz) read moreCD