Incredible stuff – a free-thinking, loose jamming jazz ensemble – recorded recently, but with a sound and vision that really takes us back to earlier years of the New York scene! The collective features Matthew Shipp on piano, Roy Campbell on trumpet, Atiba Wilson on flute, Sabir ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Eleventh House with Larry Coryell —
Aspects ... CD Arista/Wounded Bird, 1976. New Copy ...
Funky fusion with some really hard-ripping guitar from Larry Coryell – a mainstream masterpiece from the Eleventh House ensemble! The set's got a tight sound that puts Coryell's guitar in the forefront, but which also respects contributions from members that include Gerry Brown on drums, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the grooviest Michael Caine spy films of the 60s – given an equally groovy soundtrack by Konrad Elfers! We don't know Elfers from other work of the time, but this album's a real standout – not the usual spy sort of work, although still with some great jazzy touches at times ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A pair of surprisingly sweet albums from the Elgart brothers – back to back on a single CD! Girl Watchers is maybe the grooviest album ever from the team of Les & Larry Elgart – as you can probably guess from the title! The set's awash in groovy tunes from the late 60s – not ... (Now Sound) 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
Eliane Elias is always plenty comfortable with the music of Brazil – and this sweet session really lives up to her earlier Brazilian-styled gems for Blue Note! The format is familiar and easygoing – Eliane on both vocals and keyboards – which includes both acoustic piano and some ... (Vocalists) 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
Kurt Elling —
Gate ... CD Concord, 2011. Used ...
Brilliant stuff from the great Kurt Elling – one of our favorite modern vocalists, pretty much from the first note we heard out of him – here covering popular tunes from the worlds of jazz, rock and soul on one of the best albums producer Don Was has worked on in years! Everything just ... (Vocalists) 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
A nicely understated session that was recorded in honor of Billy Strayhorn – who'd passed away a few months before the recording. The set features all classic Strayhorn compositions – played in new versions by Duke and a group that includes Clark Terry, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Duke Ellington classics from 2 different decades! Blue Light is subtitled "jazz for that relaxed mood", but is actually a great compilation of early work by Ellington's group – recorded for Columbia during the years 1934 to 1939! Somehow, the tracks still end up sounding 30 years ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A hokey cover and title, but a hip little record from Duke Ellington – kind of a story of percussion and jazz, all wrapped together with some great vocals and narration! The format is kind of far-reaching, but never too stuffy – and in a way, the album offers a great opportunity to ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A rare performance from the Duke Ellington ensemble, and a long one too – given that the set takes up more than 2 hours over the space of 2CDs! The material is performed at the Dance Inn in Stockholm – and the group focuses mostly on shorter tunes that hit a classic Ellington mode from ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An excellent and oft-overlooked 50s session from Duke – recorded in Chicago as a one-off for the Bethlehem label, and done with a lush, rich sound that's really tremendous! The group's nicely restrained and very moody – playing here in a mellow late nite mode that offers a good focus ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Two previously-unreissued Duke Ellington titles from the 50s – back to back on one CD! Duke's Mixture is more of a collection – or "mixture" – of other work than anything else – an assortment of tunes recorded in the 30s, 40s, and early 50s – all brought ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great little follow-up to Ellington's 65 album – done in a similar style that has the Duke and orchestra performing a variety of hits from the day – but carried off with a depth that really transforms some of the numbers, and brings them into really unfamiliar territory! We're not ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The Duke is on the air – Flying Home here with some early 50s appearances at Chicago's Blue Note – originally broadcast by NBC! Prime early 50s Duke Ellington and his Orchestra – performing popular material from the time as well as some great versions of lesser remembered ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The album's a bit less "historical" than you might guess from the title – at least at the time it was issued in the mid 50s! The material is from Chicago sessions recorded in 1956 – unusual non-Columbia material for the period, featuring the Ellington group working in a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An intimate live session from Duke Ellington and his great late 50s orchestra – presented here at a private party hosted by Columbia Records at the Plaza Hotel in New York – at a time when Ellington was making some of his best music for the label! The tracks here are every bit on a par ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Duke Ellington —
My People ... CD Contact/Boplicity (UK), 1963. New Copy ...
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A great high-concept composition from Duke Ellington – one that rivals the earlier brilliance of his Liberian Suite! Like that one, vocals are a key part of this long-form work – a special performance done for the Century Of Negro Progress Exposition in Chicago in 1963 – with an ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Mid 60s recordings by Duke – new versions of some of his most classic tunes, done in a way that matches his sweetly swinging groove of the 60s! Titles include "Black & Tan Fantasy", "The Twitch", "Perdido", "Solitude", "The Mooche", " ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A wonderful stripped-down set of piano work from Duke Ellington – presented here in an obscure set of duets recorded with Billy Strayhorn in 1950, finally issued as a full package by Riverside in the mid 60s – at a time when more folks seemed to be paying attention to Duke's stylings on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Duke Ellington/Charles Mingus/Max Roach —
Money Jungle ... CD United Artists, 1962. Used ...
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Rarely are such "meeting of the minds" sessions worth any fuss at all – but in this case, the masterful talents of the players turn what should be a snoozy "common denominator" session into a modernist classic that still crackles with excitement after all these years! The ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Cass Elliott's charming Don't Call Me Mama Anymore – her last album – and it's a live one, recorded at Mister Kelly's nightclub in Chicago! Cass's legacy will always be the sunshine pop harmonies of The Mamas & Papas – but on her own, she's got a sweet kinda cabaret act going ... (Rock) read moreCD
They're not lying with the title of this great little set – as Don Elliott blows his unique horn with a very mellow tone! The instrument is kind of a bigger version of a flugelhorn – and is used by Don in a laidback combo that also features trombone from Billy Byers, trumpet from Howie ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Pivotal electric work from Don Ellis – a pair of albums back to back! The New Don Ellis Band Goes Underground is a monumental jazz rock crossover album from Ellis – soaring along on a fuzzed-out big band groove! The set's got most of the elements of Ellis' other electric sets for ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Herb Ellis gets a hearty helping of horns on this set – working with key performances from Jimmy Giuffre, Charlie Mariano, and Harry Edison – all of whom really round out the sound of the record! Herb's guitar is certainly at the forefront of the record, but it's sitting nicely in a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The Concord label gave guitarist Herb Ellis some of his greatest moments of the 70s – like this early cooker with guitarist Joe Pass – recorded live at the Concord Jazz Festival that gave the label its name! The 1973 performance has both players really opening up – never ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Heavy funk from the great Jimmy Ellis – billed here with a "preacher" in his name, which is a great indication of the spiritual soul going on in the music! Jimmy's grooves here are definitely secular, but there's a depth that definitely echoes some gospel roots too – mixed ... (Soul) read moreCD
John Ellison (Soul Brother Six) —
Up From Funk ... CD Jamie, Late 60s/Early 70s/2013. New Copy 2 CDs ...
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A deep deep retrospective on soul singer John Ellison – best known for his work in the group Soul Brother Six – but a heck of a great talent on his own! The set's an unusual one – in that it features a fair bit of old recordings from the vaults of Jamie Records, mixed with new ... (Soul) read moreCD
Incredible soul from the legendary Lorraine Ellison – an overstuffed package that goes way beyond the work that was featured on her three classic albums for Warner Brothers! Lorraine's a Philly singer, but one with the depth of soul sisters from much farther south – and her Warner ... (Soul) read moreCD
(Out of print. Slipcase has some light edge wear.)
Liberty Ellman —
Tactiles ... CD PI Recordings, 2003. Used ...
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Inside ... CD Janus/EMI (UK), 1974. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty nice album of soaring jazz rock tunes – with lots of solo jamming on organ and guitar, and less vocals to get in the way of the instrumental riffing. Titles include "Land Of No Body", "Inside", and "Future City". (Rock) CD
Amir Elsaffar —
Inana ... CD PI Recordings, 2011. Used ...
Avant jazz, but with a touch of the exotic – thanks to the complicated colors and tones that come from the horns of Hafez Modirzadeh and Amir Elsaffar! Hafez plays tenor and Amir plays trumpet – and the album's got these beautifully elliptical tracks – kind of slow-building ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Fog Days ... CD Mellotron (Italy), 1980. New Copy ...
Early August, 2014 (delayed)
A beautifully trippy duo who work here mostly with electronics – but who use the instruments in very organic ways that are almost acoustic! There's an earthy, almost hippieish quality to the sounds on the set – music that belies the pair's placement in the pre-New Age instrumental ... (Sound Library) read moreCD
Spacey dawn of the 80s keyboard textures and airey flute from the Emerald Web duo – here with a batch of instrumental Whispered Visions that's got a much more cosmic vibe than you might expect from the new age-y cover art and title! The group is just a duo, and the work was originally ... (Sound Library) read moreCD
Rare work from the team of Donnie & Joe Emerson – first brought to light on their obscure outsider album Dreamin Wild – and here featured in a host of previously unreleased tracks! The vibe of the music follows in the same spirit as the duo's few released recordings – kind of ... (Rock) read moreCD
Em's fourth album hits many of the same notes as its predecessor, signaling a bit of a comfort zone for the former Slim Shady. The beats largely fall on the darker-toned lilt of the now instantly identifiable sound. Tracks include "Just Lose It", "Mosh", "Evil Deeds" ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Stardom seems eminent with this fierce funky combo – a quintet of players with a deep love of southern sounds from the 60s – particularly the best grooves coming out of Memphis or New Orleans! The mix of instrumentation features tight trumpet, tenor, and guitar – and although the ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
JD Emmanuel —
Wizards ... CD Important Records, New Copy ...
Late April, 2015
The sweet Emotions at the top of their game – one of the brilliant albums that has the soulful trio working hand in hand with Earth Wind & Fire! The girls were plenty great in their early years, but working with Maurice White and company, they really took off – hitting a whole new ... (Soul) read moreCD
A soaring classic from The Emotions – thanks to some supreme help from the Earth Wind & Fire side of the soul spectrum! This set has the trio really sounding great – with Kalimba Productions by Maurice White and Charles Stepney – and a good deal of EWF help on the ... (Soul) read moreCD