Overlooked work by one of the first great groups of the folk revival – in a set that includes recordings for Decca, Columbia, Kapp, and other labels! The trio featured a young Hamilton Terrey Gilkyson – and the set also includes material recorded with The Eavers, Katie Lee, and Guy ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
A lost large group recording from bassist Cleveland Eaton – a surprising later entry into his catalog of music! The players here aren't named, but Eaton's clearly working with a large group – running through older soul jazz big band styles of the 60s – as you might hear from ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the few albums we've ever seen by keyboardist Hubert Eaves – a great player whose work crops up on some of our favorite 70s soul jazz and jazz funk sides, but who rarely got a chance to lead his own group! Fortunately, he did get the chance to cut this one – as the session's a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A beautiful pairing of the vocals of Billy Eckstine and the arranging talents of Pete Rugolo – a real standout set that's easily one of Eckstine's greatest albums ever! By the time of this set, Rugolo had made a great name for himself arranging other vocal sides for June Christy, The Four ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Amazing work from the early, legendary years of Billy Eckstine – that time when he was fronting one of the hippest backing groups a vocalist could hope to have! Eckstine's voice was already becoming the stuff of legend by the time of these recordings – but thanks to contributions from ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A real lost chapter in the career of Mr B – 60s recordings made for Motown, done at a time when the label was cutting some great vocal material! Although Billy got his start in jazzier territory, the tracks on this set have him working with larger arrangements, in a fuller more mature male ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A really great album by Billy Eckstine – much more swinging and upbeat than some of his other 50s sessions, and with a strongly pronounced jazz flair overall! The album's supposedly recorded live in Vegas in the wee hours of the morning, and features Billy blowing a bit of trumpet as well as ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
The title says it all – as Billy sings themes from 12 big movies of the late 50s and early 60s – familiar tunes done here in a nice soulful setting, with arrangements by Billy Byers, and Bobby Tucker at the head of the orchestra. Titles include "More", "The High & ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Later work by Billy Eckstine – a nice little album from the early 60s, recorded in a dark and somber tone that shows a whole new side to his voice! The album features amazingly restrained arrangements by Billy May – a mix of jazz and strings that has a sadder, deeper style than before ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Michel Edelin's Flute Fever Orchestra with Nicole —
Kalamania ... CD Rogue Art (France), 2017. Used 2CD ...
Two different projects from flute player Michel Edelin – one album of work by his incredible Flute Fever Orchestra, and one album of solo material too! The orchestra has a sound that's much better than its slightly cheesy name – nothing too feverish, and instead this very soulful, very ... (Jazz) read moreCD
3 LPs, Harry Edison's 1958 album, Harry Edison Swings Buck Clayton & Vice Versa, Red Allen' Red Allen Plays King Oliver from 1960, and Roy Eldride's 1956 release, Swing Goes Dixie. All on 2CDs. (Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)
Harry Edison & His Orchestra —
Sweets ... CD Verve, 1956. Used ...
Easy-going Verve swing at its best – the kind of small group session that let a player like Harry "Sweets" Edison shine in a way that he didn't always get to do in a larger group! For this set, Edison's joined by Ben Webster on tenor sax, Barney Kessel on guitar, Jimmy Rowles on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Harry Sweets Edison & Eddie Lockjaw Davis —
Jawbreakers ... CD Riverside/OJC, 1962. Used ...
Edison and Davis team up for this record that features Edison on trumpet, Davis on tenor sax, Hugh Lawson on piano, Ike Isaac on bass and Clarence Johnston on drums. Tracks include three Edison originals "Oo-ee!", "Jawbreakers", and "Moolah". The album also contains ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Eduardo Durao Timbila Ensemble —
Timbila ... CD Naxos, 2002. Used ...
One of our favorite albums by Teddy Edwards – and one with some organ in the group! This obscure quartet side has Gerry Wiggins playing a rare bit of Hammond – grooving the group with a lean and open-ended soul jazz approach that really has Edwards blowing at his best! The style sits ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the best ever albums by German industrial pioneers, and one of the most strikingly original art noise outfits of the 80s of any kind – the still amazing Einsterzende Neubauten! The blunt force percussive sounds are as penetrating as ever on this album, and you can imagine the ... (Rock) read moreCD
Cinematic funky soul instrumentals from the El Michels Affair – the loose NYC collective's long awaited full length nod to the Wu Tang Clan! The crew brings their tried and true slow rolling and dirty funk to their interpretations of classic Wu Tang tracks, with some straight up beautiful ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio with Pharoah Sanders —
Africa N'Da Blues ... CD Delmark, 2000. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Ritual Trio gets some mighty hip company here – the legendary Pharoah Sanders, who really fleshes out the group's sound with his tremendous work on tenor sax! Core members Ari Brown and Malachi Favors work as a well-tooled unit under the leadership of Kahil El Zabar – no surprise, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Booklet has a cut corner.)
Kahil El'Zabar's Tri Factor —
Power ... CD Creative Improvised Music Projects, 1999. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Do not buy this expecting hissy, atonal blip hop – El-Producto is the marquee name here, but this is decisively a late model avant garde jazz record – and a pretty sweet one at that! As with many of the better records in the Blue Series, Matthew Shipp's piano rolls through the center ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Lots of rare work from the great trumpeter – material from the albums Roy & Diz, Roy & Diz Vol 2, Little Jazz, Rockin Chair, Dales Wail, Trumpet Battle, Trumpet Kings, Ralph Burns Among The JATPs, Swing Goes Dixie, That Warm Feeling, The Urbane Jazz Of Roy Eldridge/Benny Carter, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print, limited edition! Includes original book, box, and all 7 CDs in their cases – all in great shape!)
Short tracks with a spare swinging groove – featuring the trumpet of Eldridge, with backing by Ronnie Ball on piano, Benny Moten on bass, and Edward Locke on drums. The focus is on Eldridge's lightly playful trumpet style – and tracks include "Song Of the Islands", "Bossa ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print Verve Elite pressing.)
Roy Eldridge & Dizzy Gillespie —
Roy & Diz ... CD Verve, 1954. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Heavy-duty funky fusion – an all-star group that featured Alphonse Mouzon on drums, Randy Brecker on trumpet, Mike Mandel on keyboards, and Larry Coryell on guitar. The tracks all have that heavy electric full-on fusion sound that you'd find in a rock-inspired hard-jamming group like this ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An early demonstration of Eliane Elias' love of Brazilian music – a wonderful set that's filled with famous tunes penned by Antonio Carlos Jobim – mostly played by Eliane on piano, but also sung in a few spots as well! The group features solid jazz grounding from Eddie Gomez on bass ... (Jazz) read moreCD
We want to hate this guy! Why? Well, because years ago, when he was still just a divinity grad student at the University of Chicago, we used to catch him sitting in on sessions all over the south side. At the time, his vocal stylings used to make us wince – but those years in the trenches ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Think what you may about this groove-patched hipster – we still think he's one of the best jazz vocalists of our time! Kurt Elling's carrying a torch that few other singers could handle – a direct line back to the genius male jazz vocal work of singers like Mark Murphy and Jon ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Early genius from Kurt Elling – one of Blue Note's best vocal signings of the 90s, and a richly talented singer who's still not well understood by many audiences! The set's got Kurt doing a bit of everything he does great – completely transforming old standards like "Nature ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
One of the most globally-conscious albums ever recorded by jazz singer Kurt Elling – a set that draws on material from around the world, and which takes Elling far past his usual mix of covers and original tunes! Kurt's voice is wonderful throughout, but really takes on fresh flavors in the ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A darkly beautiful album from Duke Ellington – one that really lives up to the promise of its title! The mode here is almost more "afro" than "bossa" – as Ellington's working in the fuller, richer styles used in some of his more exotic 60s suites – and less in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A beautiful jazzy score by Duke Ellington – and a fitting companion to this classic Otto Preminger film! The record captures Ellington at a perfect moment – right during his Indigos period of increased sophistication, when his band was at an all-time level of perfection – and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An important larger work from Duke Ellington – a suite of tracks that encompasses a range of styles and emotions in African-American expression! The work features some key guest work from Mahalia Jackson – singing here in a way that's different than other vocalists who worked with Duke ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Deep and bluesy work from the all-star Ellington group of the late 50s – a beautifully recorded album that moves way past the simple cliche of its title! The set features a host of original tunes from Duke Ellington and other members of the group – and players include Jimmy Hamilton on ... (Jazz) read moreCD