A nice batch of leftfield post-folk material work from Vince Martin – a singer with a sweet voice that reminds us of a more aesthetically-grounded Tim Buckley! Vince came from the same scene that spawned Fred Neil and Dino Valente – and this set is uncommonly rich, in both material and ... (Rock) read moreCD
Mindblowing work from the legendary Latin percussionist Sabu Martinez – some extremely heavy sides recorded overseas during his time on the Swedish scene in the 70s, some of which are appearing here for the first time ever! The groove here is amazing, and goes even further past Sabu's famous ... (Latin) read moreCD
A key album in the shift in Pat Martino's sound at the end of the 60s – with one foot in the soul jazz camp in which he got his start, and the other in the freer, open-minded style he used a lot in the 70s! Pat's playing electric 12 string guitar on the set – really running up and down ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The latest from the groundbreaking Bristol crew! The sound on this outing isn't as dark as the last two albums, but there's still the unmistakable Massive vibe, with a full, deep bass, dubby elements, hip-hop & jungle inflected beats and atmospheric touches that spawned scores of copycats. ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
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Massive Attack & Mad Professor —
No Protection ... CD Circa (UK), 1995. Used ...
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Heavy dubs by the Mad Professor of Massive Attack's great Protection LP. The Professor takes the trip hop pioneer's album into uncharted territory with some great atmospheric dub renderings of the tracks. 8 tracks in all, including "Radiation Ruling The Nation (Protection)", "Bumper ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Mikio Masuda —
Trace ... CD East Wind/Universal (Japan), 1974. Used ...
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A majestic set of spiritual jazz numbers – performed by a core trio of Japanese pianist Miko Masuda, bassist Tsutomu Okada, and drummer Motohiko Hino – with guest performances by Terumasa Hino on trumpet, Takao Uematsu on tenor, and Hideo Miyata on flute! The added horns really push ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Ronnie Mathews is a pianist we always love, no matter what the context – but here he's in this extra-great trio with bassist Stafford James, who almost seems to take center stage at times! James' deep, round tone is a perfect match for Mathews' approach to piano – and while Ronnie ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Marcio Mattos —
SOL(os) ... CD Emanem (UK), Late 90s/Early 2000s. Used ...
The title's a bit of a pun – as the album features solo work on bass and cello from Marcio Mattos, but most of the performances also draw inspiration from solar phenomenon, which are named in the individual tracks! Despite that gag, though, the album's a relatively serious, compelling ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of only a handful of recordings led by Headhunter reedsman Maupin, working here very much in the vein of his spacious work for the ECM label. The tracks here are spare, moody and thoughtful, with Maupin accompanied by Micahl Tokaj on piano, Michael Baranski on bass, Lukasz Zyta on drums and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The big hit off the Now LP gets a sort of Dirty South mix by Jermaine Dupri, a great house remake courtesy Ben Watt of Everyting But the Girl, and a nice spare version courtesy Tim Easton & Jez Collin. (Neo Soul) CD
Possibly one of the best-remembered albums by John Mayall's legendary Blues Breakers combo – thanks to vocals and guitar from a young Eric Clapton! Clapton at this point is way fresher than in later years – not prone to cliches, and still coming across with a raw, edgey power that is ... (Rock) read moreCD
Jenny Maybee & Nick Phillips —
Haiku ... CD
2016. Used ...
Deluxe reissue with 9 bonus tracks including 6 previously unreleased demo tracks! This was Curtis Mayfield's first solo album after leaving the Impressions, and it's a firey album of political soul that shows just how much he was holding back when he was with the group. The tracks are longer, ... (Soul) read moreCD
Curtis Mayfield's lasting classic – and an album that the world will remember forever! Apart from being his hugely successful entry into the blacksploitation soundtrack field, this album's also a monster set of grooves that includes some of Curtis' funkiest work ever – a record that ... (Soul) read moreCD
Live work from the lovely Maysa – a great late 60s set done in a mix of jazz, bossa, and even groovier styles! The recording has a nice sense of the "room" – with spontaneous crowd noise often coming in to spur additional enthusiasm in the music – and Maysa's star power ... (Brazil) read moreCD
The sound here is sad and dark – almost in the mode of some of the more obscure US vocalists of the late 50s, the post-June Christy crowd who took bits of jazz woven with their own sadness, and worked in a much darker style than the pop singers of the day. In a way, Maysa sounds best of all ... (Brazil) read moreCD
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An early Toots and the Maytals album for Trojan, we believe the first the label issued, after they had left their tenure with Coxsone Dodd and moved over to working with Leslie Kong. 14 tracks in all, including "Pee Pee Cluck Cluck", "Loving Spirit", "Dr Lester", ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Rob Mazurek has always been more of a multi-instrumentalist instead of just a cornet player – but on this amazing solo set, he really pushes the boundaries even further – by taking up a huge host of different elements and different sounds! That soaring, spacious horn is still in the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Coronetist Rob Mazurek is one of the current leading lights in Chicago's booming underground jazz scene, and this seminal Delmark release features Mazurek's Chicago Underground Orchestra that includes other Windy City talents like guitarist Jeff Parker, drummer Chad Taylor, and bassist Chris Lopes. ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Etienne Mbappe —
Misiya ... CD O Plus Music (France), 2003. Used ...
Another one of those great packages of Cold Chillin' tracks – this one compiling the best of Juice Crew MC Shan! Solid stuff from the Kangols & gold chains era NYC – with that classic Marley Marl production. Tracks include "Jane Stop This Crazy Thing", "Down By ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Wild electric work from Les McCann – an album of free, open sounds that's quite a change from his styles of the 60s – and from most of his other work of the 70s too! Side one features an extended 26 minute track titled "The Lovers" – a slow-building number that has Les ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A groovy set of late 60s soul jazz piano tunes – played by Les McCann in a swinging style that pre-dates his 70s funk work – and which also features him playing in a strictly instrumental setting! The core of the material is by Les' trio with Leroy Vinnegar on bass – but most ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Sugar sweet pop rock from Paul McCartney & Wings – much more adventurously arranged than most of McCartney's post Beatles releases, Wing-ed or not – and to our ears (and many others), it's also his best post-Beatles album! There's plenty of rave up rock & roll leading into to ... (Rock) read moreCD
A beautiful debut from Frank McComb – a singer we've really grown to love and know well from his indie releases of the 21st Century, but who surprisingly got his start on a major label! The album's near perfect all the way through – as wonderful a mellow soul document as you could hope ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD