Bud Spencer plays a hefty, shaggy genie in this mid 80s Italian comedy – and Fabio Frizzi serves up a pretty great score to match that odd performance! The music is a mix of 80s film modes and exotic themes – all put together with a very whimsical feel overall, with instrumentation ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
We'll forget about the first Fugees LP, this is the one that really launched the career of Lauryn Hill, both as an MC and a vocalist. And back then, even Wyclef and Pras were kinda dope. 16 tracks in all, including "How Many MC's", "Ready Or Not", "Killing Me Softly" ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A seminal session from Curtis Fuller – one of a handful he cut for Savoy, recorded during that late 50s/early 60s period when he seemed poised to become one of the biggest trombonists in jazz! (Whatever happened? How did he cut so many records as a leader so fast, then slide back into being ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A wealth of great albums from this groundbreaking trombonist – including Sliding Easy, The Opener, Bone & Bari, Curtis Fuller/Art Farmer, and Two Bones – an album only ever issued in Japan! (Jazz) CD
(Out of print, numbered limited edition pressing! Includes original book, box and CDs in their cases (one CD case is still sealed) – all in great shape with only the slightest bit of surface wear on the bottom edge.)
One of Curtis Fuller's most compelling albums from the late 50s – a striking bit of experimentalist modern jazz, quite different from some of his work for Blue Note. The format features Fuller's trombone in the lead, plus alto by Sahib Shihab – and the pair are backed up by a twin ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print. One spine of the back tray is missing.)
The title may be "Curtis Fuller with Red Garland", but the real star here is Sonny Red – who plays some amazing alto throughout the set! Sonny is kind of the secret star of a few of Curtis Fuller's excellent albums from the time – a sharp-edged young player with a freshness ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Great recent work from legendary trombonist Curtis Fuller – a 2CD set that features both a live performance by Fuller's group, and a studio session too! The double-feature is a great way to hear the tightness of Curtis in these later years – every bit as creatively expressive in the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An incredibly hip batch of tracks from Curtis Fuller – leading a group here that includes Lee Morgan, McCoy Tyner, Milt Hinton, and Roy Haynes. The vibe is straight hardbop – but there's also a darker edge than usual for a Savoy session, perhaps because of Lateef's presence on the set. ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An excellent album of hard-blown soul jazz – especially if you dig saxophonist Sonny Red! Curtis Fuller is the leader of the group, but Sonny Red's also on the record as well – playing some of the best alto sax he's ever laid down on record, with a really incredible tone that he rarely ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An obscure little groover from Curtis Fuller – and one of his hardest blowing sessions for Blue Note! Unlike some of the other Fuller sessions, which can have a slightly softer, rounder sound overall – this one's a much more in-the-pocket sort of Blue Note hardbop date – one that ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Great early work from Lowell Fulson – tracks recorded in the 50s for Chess Records – all in Chicago, and a fair bit more obscure than some of Lowell's better-known sides from the 60s! There's still a nicely gritty groove going on here – a style that's rooted in blues, but which ... (Blues) read moreCD
A massive double length set from Funkadelic! As if the group's vision wasn't already expansive enough in their early Westbound years, they really make incredible use of the space of this 2LP set to show off their talent for funky invention, fuzzed-out guitar, and mind-bending look at the world ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the darkest records to ever come out of the Detroit soul scene! As you might guess from the title, the album is Funkadelic's first – and it's a swirling mass of psychedelic guitars, echoey drums, and bass-heavy riffing, all topped off by the band's harmony vocals, which sound like a ... (Soul) read moreCD
An instant classic the day it was released – and a perfect blending of the group's older freaked-out style with a slick late 70s funk sound that started showing up in the work of many other groups. "One Nation Under A Groove" is a monster cut with a hook that won't quit, and the LP ... (Soul) read moreCD
A double-Trojan spectacular – in this 2CD collection of Italian peplum soundtracks scored by Giovanni Fusco for films starring the mighty Steve Reeves! Both scores are somewhat similar – cast with full orchestrations to illustrate the epic themes of the classical tales, but often in ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
DS2 ... CD Freebandz/Epic, 2015. Used ...
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The sequel to Future's 2011 mixtape/underground wave maker Dirty Sprite goes big – getting a quickly-arranged surprise release by Epic Records on just a few days notice in summer 2015! DS2 flips the script in a pretty big way from the preceding Epic album Honest – which was heavy with ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Honest ... CD Freebandz/Epic, 2014. Used ...
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Charlotte Gainsbourg —
5:55 ... CD Because/Vice, 2006. Used ...
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Beautiful work from Charlotte Gainsbourg – the kind of record that would have made her old man proud! The album's got a sense of depth and texture that ranks right up there with the senior Gainsbourg's classics – a breathy approach to the music that's filled with subtle sensuality and ... (French) read moreCD
Charlotte Gainsbourg —
IRM ... CD Because/Warner, 2010. Used ...
A stunner from Charlotte Gainsbourg – in keeping with her style of crafting a diverse body of avant pop sounds by working with stellar collaborators – this time with producer/composer Beck, and it's her best to date! A few tunes are sung in French and have a kind of dramatic French pop ... (French) read moreCD
Groovy groovy groovy! A rare early session by Serge Gainsbourg, recorded with French jazz great Alain Gouraguer – and done with a really wonderful Latin-esque sound! The album's one of Serge's greatest from the early years – a sublime blend of Left Bank jazz and American Latin rhythms ... (French) read moreCD
Serge Gainsbourg —
Initials SG ... CD Universal (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used ...
One of the grooviest collections of work by Serge Gainsbourg we've ever seen – a 23 track set that features most of his coolest numbers! In case you don't know Serge, he's one of the most incredible singers ever – a sexy Frenchman with a good talent for a groove, with a sound that was ... (French) read moreCD
A landmark collaboration between Serge Gainsbourg and actress Jane Birkin – his paramour at the time, and a much younger woman! The pair come together beautifully here in a set of sensuous duets – tunes that have an open, honest approach to the relations between the sexes – yet ... (French) read moreCD
2 fusion classics from guitarist Eric Gale – back to back on one CD! Ginseng Woman is wonderfully strong effort from Gale – a player who'd done countless studio work on fusion sessions in the 70s, but who never really broke that strongly as a leader until this set! Gale's tone here is ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Christoph Gallio/Urs Voerkel/Peter Frey —
Tiegel ... CD Unheard Music Series, 1981. Used ...
A series of short improvisations from the trio of Christoph Gallo on soprano sax, Urs Voerkel on piano and drums, and Peter K Frey on bass and trombone – all recorded in a very loose. The feel here is very much in line with some of the FMP improvisations from the period – but there's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Hal Galper sounds as great as ever on this recent live set – as bold, strong, and powerful on the keys now as he did back in the 70s – getting some especially great support from Reggie Workman on bass and Rashied Ali on drums! Both players give the record a bit of an edge – a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Not as completely wonderful as Hal's more electric work – but not a bad album either. Galper always has a way with the piano (acoustic here) that lends itself to warm, blocky chords – perfect for our post hip hop-influenced ears, not as complicated as other jazz pianists, but filled ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The Game's back – sans G Unit & Aftermath, but with plenty of baggage for a weighty second major LP's worth of west coast street revivalism – and a set that's ultimately nearly as strong as his debut. Tracks include "Lookin At You", "Da S***", "It's OK (One ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Slava Ganelin/Alexey Kruglov/Oleg Yudanov —
Us ... CD Leo (UK), 2016. Used ...
Massive collection of Gang Starr's greatest hits – plus three new tracks and some b-side only tracks that didn't appear on any of their LP! 20 full-length tracks on 2 CDs. New tracks: "Full Clip", "Discipline", "All For The Ca$h", Non-LP tracks include the ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
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Gang Starr at pretty close to peak level here on 1994's Hard To Earn – and rather than continue to ride the waves they made on the previous couple classic albums, Guru sharpens the lyrical tone just a bit – spitting some more incisive rhymes over apporpriately gritty soul jazz beats ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A later effort from Gang Starr that's just as dope as their earlier classics! By the late 90s, a lot of their of Gang Starr's peers of similar vintage were starting to fall off creatively and commercially – hence the title – but Guru and Premier would have none of that. Guru's rhymes ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
The Ownerz, indeed. The first Gang Starr full length in 5 years, and only their third in the last decade picks up exactly where Guru and Primo left off. It's Hip Hop 101 from the purists with love to the believers, and a proud, healthy disdain for the pretenders. Premier's production is still ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
If you're looking for a definition of the genius of Red Garland, this album may well be it – because it's a near perfect set from the starting note to the last – all cast in service of that amazing Red Garland sound of the 1950s! Garland's style here is so simple, so "right", ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the greatest albums ever issued under the name of pianist Red Garland – a standout blowing session in the best Prestige Records style of the late 50s! Red's the leader, but the session's equally weighted towards all players – including trumpeter Donald Byrd, and tenorist John ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A nice, cooking bop side, led by Red Garland and featuring 'Trane at his late 50s best, when he was moving between playing with the top East coast talents of the day, and playing with a ferocity that betrayed the direction he'd later take when he got really out. Donald Byrd's also in the frontline ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Simple and soulful elegance from the great Red Garland – prime mid-50s material for Prestige, recorded here with incredible backing from Paul Chambers and Art Taylor! The tightness of the trio is amazing – but never so much so that it gets in the way of Red's warmly introspective modes ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Red Garland —
Groovy ... CD Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used (reissue)...
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Long tracks and plenty of room to move around – a perfect setting for the classic sound of the Red Garland Trio on Prestige! Despite the title, the album's not so much groovy as it is lyrically beautiful and filled with sensitivity – a key bridge between piano players of the mainstream ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the best by Red Garland for Prestige – a totally cooking record that features some great added conga work from Ray Barretto! Ray's presence really helps the record live up to its Latin-styled title – and Garland's usual trio with Paul Chambers on bass and Art Taylor on drums ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Red Garland —
PC Blues ... CD Prestige/OJC, Late 50s/1970. Used ...
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PC here refers to Paul Chambers – who's touted in the liner notes as if he was the leader of the set, although it's just a regular Red Garland trio set from the late 50s! Chambers had died the year before, so it made sense that the session was packaged as sort of a tribute to him for this ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Red Garland's piano was certainly humming strong at the time of this session – as Red's trio were one of the key rhythm components of many Prestige albums of the late 50s, but also a real starring act on their own! The album's got a laidback, almost mellow feel that's a bit different from ... (Jazz) read moreCD