All Categories — LPs




Items/page

Art YardEdit search

 

Sort by
Close matches: 3
Close matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Pat PatrickSound Advice ... LP
Saturn/Art Yard (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $44.99
One of the rarest albums ever issued by Sun Ra's Saturn Records label – and one of the few dates to ever feature baritone saxophonist Pat Patrick as a leader – Sun Ra's longtime partner in the Arkestra, and a hell of a player on his own! The record is a heavy baritone date – with Rene McLean, Charles Davis, James Ware, Reynold Scott, and George Barrow joining Patrick on the lead instrument, plus a bit of flute – blowing at a level that makes the whole thing feel like one of the best creative ensemble projects on Strata East from the period – very jazzy, but also reaching for lots of new ideas too! The music is a lot more soulful than Ra's usual work – less outside overall, but in a good way – and the group also features a young Hilton Ruiz on piano, plus Jon Hart on bass, Steve Solder on drums, and Babafemi Humphreys on congas. Titles include "Funny Time", "Uptighttedness", "Eastern Vibrations", "Sabia", and "The Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition in a silkscreened sleeve!)
Also available Sound Advice ... CD 19.99

Close matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Sun RaDisco 3000 ... LP
Saturn/Art Yard/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
If this is disco, point us in the direction of Studio 54! The album's one of Ra's greatest from the 70s – recorded in Italy in 1978, and featuring some incredibly otherworldly keyboards that are some of his most enigmatic on record! The track "Disco 3000" is an incredible workout on synthesizer, with a tiny bit of drum machine, a little "Space Is The Place" breakdown, and all of the wild sound you'd expect from a Sun Ra album. The cut goes on for quite some time, and is really fantastic. Side two of the record features two more long tracks – the sweetly soulful "Friendly Galaxy", a great soul jazz number, and "Dance Of The Cosmo Aliens", which has spooky organ, frenetic bass, and somber percussion! LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Sun RaPlanets Of Life Or Death – Amiens '73 (2015 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Art Yard/Strut (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Never-heard music from the legendary Sun Ra Arkesta – and a set that's every bit as great as Ra's self-released albums on Saturn Records in the 70s! The performance is a well-recorded date from France in the early 70s – and the Arkestra are at their richest, most expressive – often working with a strong spiritual vein that really sets this period apart from other periods of their work! There's still plenty of outside moments – both free reed solos, and some especially incredible mini-moog electronics from Ra himself – but the whole performance also has this cohesive sensibility that really expresses his vast, cosmic vision with great power. The group features John Gilmore on tenor, James Jacson on bassoon and flute, Danny Davis on alto and flute, Marshall Allen on alto and flute, Kwame Hadi and Akh Tal Ebah on trumpet, June Tyson on vocals, and the very cool Space Ethnic Voices trio on added vocals. Comes with full notes on the session – and titles include "Lights On A Satellite", "Enlightenment", "Love In Outer Space", and the especially mindblowing "Discipline 27-11/What Planet Is This". LP, Vinyl record album
 
Possible matches: 1
Possible matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Sun RaIn The Orbit Of Ra (plus bonus CDs) ... LP
Strut (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really wonderfully-done collection of work from the legendary Sun Ra – put together by longtime musical partner Marshall Allen, and way way different than the typical mish-mash of tracks you'd find on some of the budget or public domain titles on the market! First off, the track selection is really thoughtful – music that definitely defines the Arkestra in the 60s and 70s, but which also highlights some of its overlooked corners too – pulled together from recordings that appeared on the Saturn, Impulse, and other labels – all curated and remastered by Art Yard, who've done their share of great Ra reissues over the years. Plus, the package features a few unreleased performances as well – and although it would serve as a great introduction to the music of Sun Ra, it's also really perfectly put together for longtime Ra fans as well – given the focus, track selection, and overall quality of the whole thing. The sounds are sublime – maybe one of the best summations of the righteous, cosmic genius of the Arkestra at its best – and titles include "Reflects Motion", "Island In The Sun (extended)", "Somewhere In Space", "The Lady With The Golden Stockings", "Somebody Else's World", "Ancient Aethiopia", "Astro Black", "Have You Heard The Latest News From Neptune", "We Travel The Spaceways", and "Plutonian Nights". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CDs – with all the content on the 2CD set – an extra 8 tracks, including the never-heard "Trying To Put The Blame On Me"!)
 
Partial matches: 32
Partial matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Birthday PartyPrayers On Fire (white & red swirled vinyl pressing) ... LP
Drastic Plastic, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
Ferocious, darkness-tinged postpunk from The Birthday Party! The caterwauling and howling fervor here is uber-influential to a lot darker indie/noise rock to come later in the decade. The band known by many for being Nick Cave's launching pad, but deserves many more props for the uncompromising genius they churned out in their time! Honking sax and churning organ suggest a diseased take on old blues & R&B, but the raucous energy and manic, frighteningly spat poetry is wholly unlike anything else at the time. Includes "Zoo Music Girl", "Cry", "Caper", "Nick The Stripper", "King Ink", "A Dead Song", "Yard" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition of 1500 copies.)

Partial matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Miles DavisTutu ... LP
Warner, 1986. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A nice collaboration between Miles and Marcus Miller from the latter part of Miles career. As much of the recording here is overdubbed, with many multiple instruments played by Miller, it doesn't have the improvised vibe of Miles' classic performances, but the songwriting and arrangements are head and shoulders above much of the contemporary jazz being recorded at the time, Miles is in great form, and the glossy production sits better with us now than ever before. Paulinho DaCosta, George Duke, Michael Urbaniak and Bernard Wright all make guest appearances. 8 tracks in all: "Tutu", "Tomaas", "Portia", "Splatch", "Backyard Ritual", "Perfect Way", Don't Lose Your Mind" and "Full Nelson". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, factory stickers, and a mark from sticker removal.)

Partial matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
EqualsUnequalled Equals ... LP
Barnyard (Italy), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Early work by The Equals – an incredible group that blends together rock, soul, and rocksteady in a color-blind London late 60s mode – with a sound that's still pretty darn revolutionary all these many years later! The group's famous as the starting point for a young Eddy Grant – whose vocals are really wonderful here, and gives the record a dark edge that pushes past the pop styles of the day, making for some rough-edged groovers that are as compelling as they are dangerous! Titles include "My Life Ain't Easy", "Hey Baby It's Time You Got Going", "To The Church", "You Lied Just To Save Your Name", "Ding Dong", and "I'm A Poor Man". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Bobby JonesLegacy Of Bobby Jones (aka Arrival Of Bobby Jones) ... LP
Muse, 1972. Near Mint- ... $3.99
An excellent debut from saxophonist Bobby Jones – an extremely talented player whose work was a big part of the Charles Mingus group in the early 70s – and an artist who works with a surprising sense of soul! The album's got Bobby in a really great lineup – with sensitive backing from Charles McPherson on alto sax, Jaki Byard on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums – and 2 tracks feature some added whimsicality from Bob Dorough, who plays electric piano, and Sue Evans, who plays an assortment of percussion. Bob plays on the groovy tunes "Stone Bossa" and "Keepin Up With The Joneses" – and other tracks include "Thanks To Trane", "Ballad For Two Sons", "As The Crow Flies", and "Blues For The Brown Buddha". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cut corner & a sticker spot.)

Partial matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Andrzej KorzynskiMan Of Marble ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Maybe the coolest record we've ever heard from Polish soundtrack artist Andrez Korzynski – done in a range of groovy styles that rivals some of the best Italian and French work of the time! At points, there's an all-out funky feel to the record that matches Euro cop/crime soundtracks with effortless ease – and at other passages, things are still pretty darn groovy, even when mellow – using guitar and keyboards in a laidback way that has you knowing there's plenty of funk to come! Most cuts are from the film Man Of Marble, but the set also includes a few from the later Man Of Iron that are equally great – and titles include "Man Of Marble", "The Port", "A Witness", "In The Shipyard", "The Katowice Ironworks", "The Striptease", and "Truncheon Man". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Galt MacDermotCotton Comes To Harlem ... LP
United Artists, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A funky classic from Galt MacDermot! The record is Galt's score for the blacksploitation film that starred Godfrey Cambridge and Raymond St Jacques – and it's a mix of vocal and instrumental tunes that takes off from the sound of his late 60s work. Melba Moore sings on a few cuts – and others have lyrics sung by George Tipton, Sakinah, Leta Galloway, and Denise Dillpena, mostly in a early 70s pop soul sort of mode. The instrumentals are actually the best bits, though – with those odd little rhythms that Galt could hit when he really wanted to! Titles include "Man In Distress", "Harlem Medley", "Black Enough", "Stockyard", "Deke", "Ed & Digger", "Coffin Ed & Gravedigger", and "Harlem By Day". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cotton Comes To Harlem ... LP 11.99

Partial matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Galt MacDermotCotton Comes To Harlem ... LP
United Artists, 1972. Good ... $11.99
A funky classic from Galt MacDermot! The record is Galt's score for the blacksploitation film that starred Godfrey Cambridge and Raymond St Jacques – and it's a mix of vocal and instrumental tunes that takes off from the sound of his late 60s work. Melba Moore sings on a few cuts – and others have lyrics sung by George Tipton, Sakinah, Leta Galloway, and Denise Dillpena, mostly in a early 70s pop soul sort of mode. The instrumentals are actually the best bits, though – with those odd little rhythms that Galt could hit when he really wanted to! Titles include "Man In Distress", "Harlem Medley", "Black Enough", "Stockyard", "Deke", "Ed & Digger", "Coffin Ed & Gravedigger", and "Harlem By Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear.)
Also available Cotton Comes To Harlem ... LP 11.99

Partial matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Warne MarshWarne Marsh ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
Genius, pure genius – and one of the few key sides by Warne Marsh as a leader! The album follows on Marsh's appearance with Lee Konitz on an earlier Atlantic album, but it really breaks free from the Konitz mode – and has an open, laidback sound that is instantly captivating – still modern, to be sure, but also done in a way that has some of the soulfulness of a Hank Mobley albums at times. Part of the reason for this is the group's rhythm section – which features Ronnie Ball on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and either Philly Joe Jones or Paul Motian on drums. And on the Motian numbers, Marsh is playing without piano – making for a coolly evocative style that really has the tenor dominating the sound. Titles include "My Melancholy Baby", "Excerpt", "Too Close For Comfort", "Yardbird Suite", and "Just Squeeze Me". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Modern Jazz Quartet with Sonny RollinsModern Jazz Quartet At Music Inn – Guest Artist Sonny Rollins ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Near Mint- ... $14.99
The Modern Jazz Quartet with a very noteworthy addition – the great Sonny Rollins, whose work on this record really makes it a cut above the usual MJQ outing for Atlantic! As on the quartet's previous Music Inn album with Jimmy Giuffre, the addition of a reed player really inflects their trademark sound with a new range of sounds and feelings – and Rollins himself cuts back on the hardbop influences, and shows some great restraint in matching some of the group's more modern modes. Sonny only plays on 2 of the album's 6 tracks – but that's enough to open it up nicely – and on other numbers, the MJQ begin in their usual mellower mode, but then seem to step things up with more boppish inflections, almost anticipating Rollins' arrival on the last 2 numbers. Sonny plays on the tunes "Bag's Groove" and "Night In Tunisia" – and other titles include "Midsommer", "Festival Sketch", "Yardbird Suite", and an opening medley. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with deep groove.)

Partial matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
New York Trouble/Electric ProgressionUnreleased Recordings From The KPM Vaults (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Tummy Touch (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Funky library music from the KPM vaults – one side of raw, hard-driving action soundtrack-ready funk credited to New York Trouble – and one side of proggier and spacier funk credited to Electric Progression! The New York Trouble side has gritty feel – but it's not without its lighter touches – so along with the heavy drums, punchy horns, thick bass lines and fuzz-tone guitars are bits of vibes, xylophone, flute and piano – but it hits pretty hard for the most part! The Electric Progression side is spacier, but it's in the same universe. Moogs, synths and sound effects coming into the mix. It's still got a raw funk base, though! Titles on the New York Trouble side include "Barnyard Bam Bam", "Heavy Stakeout", "Where'd He Go?", "Light Stakeout", "Hustle Don't Hate", "Cool, Not Cold", "There's Your Man", "High Five Shakedown" and more. The Electric Progression side includes "Hong Kong Hang", "Non Sequensor", "Zen Furious", "Sonic Swarm", "Bionic Bassa", "Manhattan Moonrise", "Electric Procession" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Unreleased Recordings From The KPM Vaults ... CD 11.99

Partial matches15
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Charlie ParkerBird Lives – Complete Dial Masters ... LP
Spotlite (UK), 1946/1947. Very Good+ 2LP ... $14.99
A great way to cut past the out-takes, alternates, and extra bits that sometimes clutter up collections of Charlie Parker's early work – and get to the heart of the matter with his key early sides for the Dial label! The 2LP set features 36 tracks in all – nearly all of which were recorded for Dial in the years 1946 or 1947, in varying small group formations recorded in both New York and LA. Players include Miles Davis, Duke Jordan, Max Roach, JJ Johnson, Lucky Thompson, Dizzy Gillespie, Red Norvo, and Howard McGhee – and most of the work was issued under Parker's name, but the set also features a few sides that came out under the names of McGhee or Norvo. Titles include "Moose The Mooche", "Yardbird Suite", "Ornithology", "Night In Tunisia", "Bird Of Paradise", "My Old Flame", "Bongo Beep", "Crazeology", "Congo Blues", "Get Happy", "Dewey Square", and "Bongo Bop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small peeled spot in one corner from sticker removal.)

Partial matches16
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Poets Of RhythmPoets Of Rhythm Anthology – 1992 to 2003 (includes download) ... LP
Daptone, 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... $19.99 23.99
Incredible funk from The Poets Of Rhythm – one of the hardest and heaviest groups in the deep funk underground – and one of the first, too – given that most of the work here pre-dates efforts by all the rest of the Daptone and Soul Fire generation! Long before there was even a Desco Records, these guys started out making sounds based on the funky 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – perfect funk tracks, from performance to production – without any of the slicker or schlocky modes that their few contemporaries would always step into. Instead, these guys were so sharp that they were able to actually pass off a lot of their early cuts as "vintage" singles – fooling folks into thinking they'd discovered some lost rare funk act, then winning them over even more when they found out that the group was current – and that they had this really unique, magical approach. Drums are super-hard, vocals are nice and raw, and the instrumentation is so sharply funky, you might accidentally cut your fingertips when flipping the record over! This sweet collection brings together 18 singles by the group, plus a previously unissued cut too – all with some great notes as well. Titles include "50 Yards Of Soul", "Funky Train", "South Carolina", "Augusta, GA", "More Mess On My Thing", "Choking On A Piece Of Meat (part 2)", "Ham Gallery", "Summerdays", "Path Of Life", and "Discern/Define". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sweet 2LP set – with bonus download too!)

Partial matches17
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Martial SolalBluesine ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1983. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Solo piano from one of the greatest French modernists – on cuts that include "Bluesine", "Lover", "Moins De 36", "14 Septembre", and "Yardbird Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has creased corners.)

Partial matches18
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousScene Club – Ham Yard, London 1963 to 1966 ... LP
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
American soul and R&B from the start of the 60s – but served up here as a tribute to London's crucial Scene Club of the 60s – a key musical venue that had an undeniable influence on mod, beat, and soul sounds to come! The Scene Club was more R&B inspired than some of the Northern Soul venues to come on the UK scene – but they were also critical in laying down an approach that so many others would pick up and run with a few years later – a way of selecting the coolest, hippest cuts of the time – and coming up with a fresh way to lay them out for the dancefloor! The package features 16 rough and ready groovers – all pretty darn soulful – and titles include "A Fool In Love" by Ike & Tina Turner, "Fannie Mae" by Buster Brown, "Dear Lady Twist" by Gary Bonds, "Hide & Go Seek (part 1)" by Bunker Hill, "I Got Love If You Want It" by Slim Harpo, "You Gonna Wreck My Life" by Slim Harpo, "Got To Have Some" by Willie Mabon, "Let's Go" by Hank Ballard, "Ya Ya" by Lee Dorsey, and "The Hunch" by Bobby Peterson. LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches19
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Serge ChaloffBoston Blow-Up! ... LP
Capitol, 1955. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the few key recordings issued by baritone saxophonist Serge Chaloff before his untimely early death – a tremendous little record that really helped redefine the place of his instrument in jazz! The album is one of a number produced by Stan Kenton for Capitol at the time, but it's far from the cooler jazz outings of other "Kenton Presents" sessions – a real Boston Blow up that has Serge standing starkly out front on the baritone, hitting some tremendous notes that show a command and dexterity on his instrument that few other players could match! Also noteworthy is the presence of the great Boots Mussulli on alto sax – a sharp-edge player with a lot of Charlie Mariano touches, and an artist who's rarely heard in a setting so stripped-down as this. Other artists include Herb Pomeroy on trumpet, Ray Santisi on piano, and Jimmy Zitano on drums – and titles include the original numbers "Kip", "Unison", "Bob The Robin", and "Sergical" – plus versions of "What's New", "Yesterday's Gardenias", and Jaki Byard's "Diane's Melody". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 50s US pressing, with turquoise label! Cover looks great.)

Partial matches20
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Wes MontgomeryGroove Brothers ... LP
Fantasy, Late 50s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A 70s set that brings together some nice sides from Wes and his brothers. Side one is taken from the Montgomery Brothers set, the first session to feature the group with Wes on the west coast – caught in the studio at a time when Buddy and Monk had left The Mastersounds, and recorded here with a sound that's quite similar to that group – but with a bit of a harder edge, thanks to the guitar. Side two continues in the same vein, capturing the group on a live set in Vancouver, grooving in a similar style that's a bit like some of Wes' early small group albums from the same time. The final two sides are pulled from the Groove Yard LP, another lively set that has a lot more swing than usual, and which grooves nicely on just about every cut. The drummers on the sides are Lawrence Marable, Paul Humphries and Bobby Thomas, all fitting nicely into the pocket with the Montgomerys. 15 tracks in all, including "Jeanine", "Green Dolphin Street", "Beaux Arts", "Snowfall", "Lover Man", "June In January", "Monterey Blues", "Delirium", "Back To Back", "Doujie", "Just For Now", and "Groove Yard" LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate wear & some pen.)

Partial matches21
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Big LLifestylez Of Da Poor & Dangerous ... LP
Columbia/Traffic, 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic first solo album by Big L – with bedrock DITC production by Buckwild, Showbiz and Lord Finesse – perfectly framing the rhymes by Harlem's finest. Big L didn't leave a huge wealth of recordings before he was taking away from the world, but he started out strong, and this benchmark effort makes a pretty solid testament to his legacy. Alongside some of the period QB hip hop, this one is pretty close to the pinnacle of streetwise east coast 90s hip hop. 12 tracks in all: "Put It On", "MVP", "No Endz, No Skinz", "8 Iz Enuff", "All Black", "Danger Zone", "Street Struck", "Da Graveyard", "Lifestylez Ov Da Poor And Dangerous", "I Don't Understand It, "Fed Up Wit The Bullsh#t", and "Let 'Em Have It L". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lifestylez Of Da Poor & Dangerous (20th anniversary edition – with hardcover book) ... CD 21.99

Partial matches22
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Birthday PartyPrayers On Fire (200 gram vinyl pressing) ... LP
Drastic Plastic, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ferocious, darkness-tinged postpunk from The Birthday Party! The caterwauling and howling fervor here is uber-influential to a lot darker indie/noise rock to come later in the decade. The band known by many for being Nick Cave's launching pad, but deserves many more props for the uncompromising genius they churned out in their time! Honking sax and churning organ suggest a diseased take on old blues & R&B, but the raucous energy and manic, frighteningly spat poetry is wholly unlike anything else at the time. Includes "Zoo Music Girl", "Cry", "Caper", "Nick The Stripper", "King Ink", "A Dead Song", "Yard" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition of 1500 copies.)
Also available Prayers On Fire (white & red swirled vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

Partial matches23
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Eric Dolphy & Ron CarterMagic ... LP
Prestige, 1961/1975. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent Prestige double LP reissue that pairs Eric Dolphy's classic Far Cry LP with Ron Carter's early Where? set. Dolphy and Carter play on both records, and they're joined by players like Jaki Byard, Roy Haynes, Booker Little, and Mal Waldron. Classic genius Dolphy material, with the tracks "Rally", "Miss Ann", "Far Cry", "Saucer Eyes", and a great version of "Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches24
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Eric Dolphy with Booker LittleFar Cry ... LP
Prestige, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Eric Dolphy's first meeting in the studio with trumpeter Booker Little – a brilliant batch of modernism that's easily one of the hippest records Little ever worked on! The Dolphy heard here is Eric at his most inventive – sharp-edged and angular one minute, then spiritually lyrical the next – playing flute, bass clarinet, and alto sax equally well on the record – and somehow managing to get Little to share his inspiration perfectly on every number. Other players include Jaki Byard on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums – a rhythm team whose abilities are a big part of the success of the record – and titles include "Far Cry", "Mrs Parker Of KC", "Left Alone", "Ode To Charlie Parker", and "Miss Ann". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)
 
 
 



⇑ Top