They're young and tough – and especially wonderful too – easily one of the most compelling harmony soul groups to ever hail from the Windy City! The set's a Chicago soul gem from the early 70s – recorded with a laidback, slightly tripped-out vibe that's different than the tighter ... (Soul) read moreCD
A really wonderful pairing of trumpeter Dave Douglas and tenorist Joe Lovano – working together here on some of the most adventurous material that either player has cut in years! The music is balanced evenly between a sense of rhythm and sense of freedom – with a vibe that's similar ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A pair of movie-themed albums from UK maestro Geoff Love! First up is Big Suspense Movie Themes – but don't think "suspense" – think cop or crime – as the tunes here come from a host of 60s and 70s action films, and often get nice and funky! Geoff Love manages to mix ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
Sweet soundtrack grooves from Brit maestro Geoff Love – two late 70s albums back to back in a single package! First up is Star Wars & Other Space Themes – a set that has Love really cashing in on the sci-fi cinema boom of the mid 70s – leaping off with the lead theme to Star ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
A surprising little gem from the late 60s UK blues rock scene – and one of the first efforts from a young Dave Edmunds! Edmunds is the key member of this trio – singing lead vocals and playing some incredibly smoking guitar that kicks off this blues-heavy set, and needs no apologies ... (Rock) read moreCD
Love Unlimited —
In Heat ... CD 20th Century/Universal (UK), 1974. Used ...
Classic 70s female soul – and one of the best albums ever recorded by Love Unlimited – a trio of ladies recording with Barry White during his glory years! The album's got a really incredible approach – partly in the mode of older female group soul, but also done with a hipper, ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of our favorite records ever from ESP – a set that's got even more soul and spirit than we usually hear from the label! The album's one of the first (and few) from saxophonist Frank Lowe as a leader – and it's a unique date that also features alto and soprano sax from Joseph Jarman ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Frank Lowe —
Loweski ... CD ESP, 1973. Used ...
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Never-heard music from the legendary Frank Lowe – but pulled from the same sessions that produced the classic Black Beings album on ESP! The group here features wonderful interplay between Frank's tenor and the soprano and alto sax of Joseph Jarman – both of whom get plenty of space to ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Packaged with a beautiful booklet of ... (Rock) read moreCD
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LTC & Mark Turner —
Hikmet ... CD Via Veneto (Italy), 2005. Used ...
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Tenorist Mark Turner joins Italian trio LTC for this very dynamic set – a batch of tunes that echo both classic and current jazz modes, in the best style of other work on the Via Veneto label! Turner's bold sound is a great counterpart to the trio work of Pietro Lussu on piano, Lorenzo Tucci ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A wonderful compilation of some of Virgin Islands-raised soul jazz great John Lucien's better material – culled from his ever-fresh records for RCA and Columbia throughout the 70s – really incredible stuff that works it's magic every time we hear it, yet has never been particularly easy ... (Soul) read moreCD
The '06 LP from a freshly shorn Ludacris – one that tackles some more serious themes on its second half than Luda's earlier Dirty South definitive efforts – but still with still with enough big, bouncing, filthy mouthed party rap to scare Bill O'Reilly. Tracks include "Grew Up A ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Includes "Rollout (My Business)", "Area Codes", "Saturday", "Freaky Thangs" and "Word of Mouf". (Hip Hop) CD
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Gene Ludwig & Pat Martino —
Young Guns ... CD High Note, 1968/1969. Used ...
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Previously-unreleased material from the 60s – some searing live sets that feature a trio with Pat Martino on guitar and Gene Ludwig on Hammond! Martino was already a well-known player at the time of these dates – with key work from the east coast club scene in organ combos, and a great ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Barcode has some pen. Cover has a small cut corner.)
Lage Lund —
Idlewild ... CD Criss Cross (Denmark), 2015. Used ...
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A beautiful showcase for the warm, ringing tones of guitarist Lage Lund – a wonderful player who's only gotten better and better over the years! Lage has this richly chromatic style that's always a treat with a larger group, but it gets an especially strong focus here in an intimate trio ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Booklet has a small sticker & a slight cut corner.)
The official full length debut from Lupe Fiasco – another wholly unique Chicago MC who's gotten the runaround from seemingly every major label in the biz – and a record that lives up to the long-building hype! Frankly, we were scared almost immediately when we heard the description ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Lupe Fiasco takes his style a kick & a push deeper than the perceived sunny positivity of his debut on second album The Cool – flashing some biting social criticism – and a sharp brilliance that shows he's too restless to simply coast! The clean, buzzing synth funk orchestra vibe ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A double CD with a straight-shooting title – one set featuring the great jazz pianist/keyboard player Bobby Lyle in a straight setting – and one CD in which he lays it with slinky smoothness! The Straight set has Bobby's acoustic piano out front of a tight trio with Mark Simmons on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of Jimmy Lyons' nicest records from the 80s – and the kind of work that makes you love the Black Saint label for giving players like him a chance to still express themselves this way! Lyons is in wonderful form throughout – blowing with all the sharp tones that you'd know from his ... (Jazz) read moreCD
While working in Cecil Taylor's group, Cyrille and Lyons developed a wonderful interplay and dynamic, which can be felt in full effect on this wonderful duo recording, where they approach mostly original material, but also take on Strayhorn's "Take The A train". Also includes the title ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Jimmy Lyons Quintet —
Give It Up ... CD Black Saint (Italy), 1985. Used ...
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Jimmy Lyons is wonderful here, but equally great is trumpeter Enrico Rava – whose bold tones on the record easily match those of Lyons in terms of energy and inventiveness! The format is relatively free – although some tunes have a bit of an inside swing, at least more so than Lyons' ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)
Carlos Lyra —
Millenium ... CD Universal (Brazil), 1960s/Early 70s. Used ...
Carlos Lyra was one of Brazil's richest talents during the 60s, but most of his work has been sadly neglected by the reissue market in his own country (although a few CDs have thankfully come out of Japan in the past few years.) This 20-track set marks one of the first collections of his work that ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A left turn from the inimitable Lyrics Born – who's trademark, raspy rhymes are augmented here by a nice electro party funk backdrop – an unpredictable move and a welcome one! Lyrics Born has been the best of both worlds on the mic for years now – his agile delivery is second to ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Killer set that combines both of Johnny's rare albums cut for the tiny Tuba label in the mid 60s! The records both have a great funky vibes sound, with lots of tight drumming, and soulful bubbling organ grooves. These are very sought after in their original pressings, and both LPs usually fetch ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An unusual record for vibist Johnny Lytle – one that has him breaking from his usual trio formation, to work in a super-tight lineup that includes some soul jazz heavyweights! The sound's quite different than Lytle's usual mix of organ and vibes, but still pretty darn great – thanks to ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Two lost smokers from vibes legend Johnny Lytle – back to back on a single CD! The Soulful Rebel is lost early 70s set from Lytle – totally funky, but in a way that's very different than his famous 60s work! The album's got a sweet electric groove that comes not only from Johnny's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Kenya ... CD Roulette/EMI, 1957. Used ...
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A classic Machito session from the 50s – with stunning arrangements by Mario Bauza and AK Salim! The record is a beautiful batch of Latin jazz tracks that shine with a sound that's unlike anything else Machito was doing at the time – and the band wails hard, with soloists that include ... (Latin) read moreCD
Excellent CD set that brings together a whole bunch of great Machito sides from the late 40's. This is classic stuff that defined the Latin jazz idiom, and stood as an inspiration to players for years. The group includes Mario Bauza on trumpet, Jose Madera on tenor, Frank Davila on trumpet, Jose ... (Latin) read moreCD