All Categories — All



Mr Complex Edit search Phrase match

Sort by
Possible matches: 6
Possible matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
DJ Spinna & OthersDJ Spinna Presents Beyond Real Experience Vol 2 ... LP
Beyond Real, 2002. Very Good 2LP ... $4.99
Two LPs worth of smooth funky beats, in this second volume of Spinna-produced numbers, featuring vocals by the Jigmastas with Guru, Shadowman, Sadat X, Skam, Ha The Jet Black, Mr. Complex & El Fudge, and Akil. 16 tracks in all, including "Rap Sh*t", "Mekanism", "So What", "Dime Out", "My Style", "My Momma", "Stones", and "Proof", with a People Under The Stairs remix thrown in too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

Possible matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Paul JohnsonBump Talkin' ... LP
Peacefrog (UK), 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
A soulful house classic from Paul Johnson – a set recorded in that perfect later moment of the Chicago scene – when artists like Johnson and Mr Fingers were really bringing some jazzy, complex elements to the music! The style here is great – stripped-down to the core, but with some beautiful currents of warmth on the keyboards that you never would have heard at the start of the house scene – almost pointing the way towards the complexities that the London artists would explore once the pulse of jungle music died down, but with an even more straightforward vibe that gives the record a really universal appeal! Titles include "4 The World", "Fantasise", "Hour Glass Figure", "Autobahn Cruise", "Time Of Love", "Bump Talkin", and "Tenacious". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Luis BacalovLo Chiamavano Mezzogiorno/The Man Called Noon ... CD
Rambling (Japan), 1971. Used ... $13.99
A richer, more complex soundtrack than you might expect for a spaghetti western – scored by maestro Luis Bacalov with some of the fuller qualities he'd bring to his more famous international work in later years! There's almost a sentimental quality to the record at points – these strings that swell and dip with a subtle sense of melody, before giving way to some darker, much more brooding passages – done with instrumentation that's a lot more spare, and a lot more tense – as stark percussion bits burst out next to moodier tones too. A few warmer moments bubble forth at points, but overall there's a sense of stark tension to the record – on titles that include "Discovering", "Fan", "The Man Called Noon", "Mr Rubble Noon", "In The Fortress", and "Rimes". CD
(Includes obi.)

Possible matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
BohannonStop & Go (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $21.99
A killer bit of early funk from the great Hamilton Bohannon – and quite possibly his greatest album ever – a really unique approach to funky rhythms, with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The album's got a slower funk sound than Bohannon's later disco groove a few years later – and the wonderful rhythms mix together scattershot drums with funky wah wah guitar, organ, and hard-plugging basslines – all in a blend that's pretty mindblowing not just for its instrumental dexterity, but also for the way it brings complex patterns together in a really hypnotic way! All cuts are instrumentals, save for a few chorus vocals – and players on the album include Wah Wah Watson, Ray Parker, Travis Biggs, and Mose Davis. Bohannon's on drums and percussion – and titles include "The Pimp Walk", "Stop & Go", "Getting to the Other Side", "It's Time For Peace", "Save Their Souls", and "Singing a Song for My Mother". CD features two bonus tracks – "Run It On Down Mr DJ (parts 1 & 2)". CD

Possible matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Henry ManciniSix Hours Past Sunset/A Warm Shade Of Ivory ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two laidback gems from Henry Mancini – back to back on a single CD! Six Hours Past Sunset is moody and mellow – and perfect for late nite listening! The album has the tinkling piano of Mancini set over lush orchestrations – breezy, yet dark at the same time, outwardly simple, but filled with complex riffing and sophisticated washes of color and emotion. The larger group features a few horn soloists, but the real focus is on Mancini's piano – which peppers each track with sprinkles of sound, darting in and out of the more complicated arrangements. Titles include "Traces", "Midnight Cowboy", "Two For The Road", "Didn't We", "Six Hours Past Sunset", and "Theme From The Fox". Warm Shade Of Ivory is lovely late nite Mancini! The album has Mr. M's tinkling piano set amidst dark moody arrangements that bank the piano in warm washes of strings and light lilting rhythms – all moving at a slow somber pace that's perfect for a summer night with the lights down low, the windows open, relaxing in a big easy chair with a drink while the breeze and the sounds of the summer waft over the room. The record is subtle, but a wonderful example of Mancini's continuing instrumental genius. Titles include "Watch What Happens", "Day In The Life Of A Fool", "Cycles", "Meditation", "When I Look In Your Eyes", and "Moment To Moment". CD
(Super Audio CD pressing!)

Possible matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Sue RaneyDreamsville – The Music Of Henry Mancini ... CD
Discovery (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Henry Mancini's best remembered as one of the most important instrumental film composers of the 60s and 70s – but the man also gave us a fair bit of vocal gems, too – great cuts that were co-composed with lyricists who include Johnny Mercer, Leslie Bricusse, Jay Livinston, and the team of Alan & Merilyn Bergman! All those talents are well-represented here – in a sparkling set of vocal tunes from the pen of Mancini – sung by the great Sue Raney in a jazzy mode that really keeps things swinging, as do the arrangements of Alan Broadbent – who leaves in all the complex tones and colors Hank's tunes, but makes them step out nicely for Sue! Titles include great readings of "Dreamsville", "Mr Lucky", "Whistling Away In The Dark", "Little Boys", "Two For The Road", "Loss Of Love", and "Life In A Looking Glass". CD
Partial matches: 6
Partial matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Theo LoevendieMandela/Chess ... CD
MCN (Netherlands), 1969/1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two rare albums from Dutch reedman Theo Loevendie – both amazing little records that sound beautiful here on a single CD! Mandela features complicated lines from a hip Netherlands combo of the late 60s – one headed up by Theo Loevendie on alto sax, but which acts a lot more like a collective of modernists working together – Hans Dulfer on tenor and bamboo flute, Willem Van Manen on trombone, Nedly Elstak on trumpet, Joop Mastenbroek on baritone and clarinet, Maarten Altena on bass, and Martin Van Dunhoven and John Engels on drums. The tunes all have a nice sense of structure – energy that's more like the early 60s modernism of the European scene – particularly some of the more rhythmic styles – than the looser freedoms that some of Loevendie's contemporaries were hitting at the same time. There's definitely plenty of offbeat sounds in the mix – but the group also knows how to swing, too – on titles that include "Trombomanie", "Mr Brook", "Timbuktu", "Trompedly", and "Pepy". Chess is a really playful outing from a very cool Dutch combo – one with lead alto from Theo Loevendie, but a rich array of sounds from the other members too! The reeds are especially nice – often coming together with a complexity that goes back to older European modern traditions, yet with a swinging sensibility that's still plenty jazz, too – kind of a mix of composition, arrangement, and inherent swinging – with standout work from Hans Dulfer on tenor, Leon Van Oostrom on baritone, Leo Cuypers on piano, and Willem Van Manen on trombone – a player we barely know at all, but whose bold tones really bring a lot to the record. Titles include "Lapsang Souchong", "Scratch", "Brasilia", and "Tremolo". CD

Partial matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Robert HurstUnrehurst Vol 1 ... CD
Bebob, 2001. Used ... $8.99
A really great early moment for pianist Robert Glasper – working here in a trio with bassist Robert Hurst at the helm, and Damion Reid on drums – in freewheeling groove that already has Glasper using some of those bold, blocky lines we love so much in his early work for Blue Note! The tracks are all quite long, and often have moments of complexity – points at which Robert stretches out with more free styles that we're used to – clearly inspired by Hurst's rich vision as a leader, but always circling back to those warm tones and soulful colors that make him one of our favorite contemporary pianists. Tracks include "Unflurgenized Colorations", "Mr Thomas", "Bu Waynea", "Unrehurst", and "April Foolproof". CD
(On demand CDr pressing.)

Partial matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Walter NorrisStepping On Cracks ... CD
Progressive/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99
Genius work from the always-compelling Walter Norris – a pianist with a sense of complexity that's always mesmerizing, but one who can also find a way to effortlessly swing at the same time – which he does beautifully on this overlooked set from the early 80s! Most tracks are long, and filled with the kind of soaring lines and cascading tones that Walter can bring to the piano – lyrical lines, but also punctuated with a sharper edge too – given beautiful support here from bassist George Mraz, whose work at this point in his career is always fantastic – and drummer Ronnie Bedford, who lays back, and comes in at just the right moments. Titles include "Giant Steps", "A Child Is Born", "Stepping On Cracks", and "Falling In Love With Love". CD

Partial matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Stephen SondheimStavinsky (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprisingly wonderful soundtrack from Stephen Sondheim – all instrumental, which is quite a change from his more famous work for stage – but filled with loads of beautiful sounds that remind us what a fantastic composer he is! There's lots of the complex elements that we love in Sondheim scores for musicals like Evening Primrose or Pacific Overtures – that way he has of creating simple instrumental juxtaposition to unlock very unique colors and energy – all at a level that maybe makes his music one of the most enduring things about this film directed by Alan Resnais! CD features a huge amount of music – 37 tracks in all, far more than the original RCA album – including some bonus tracks and alternate takes. CD
(Limited edition of 500!)

Partial matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Bob LindElusive Butterfly – The Complete 1966 Jack Nitzsche Sessions (Don't Be Concerned/Photographs Of Feeling) ... CD
World Pacific/Big Beat (UK), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Pop-folk genius from the elusive Bob Lind – two mid 60s albums, both arranged and produced by Jack Nitzsche! Lind's style is way more than typical folk of the time – as his tunes have a fragile sense of poetry that's really beautiful – a bit like the early work of Leonard Cohen, although not as dark – and put together with light strings and interesting orchestrations from Nitzsche that really add a heck of a lot to their mood! We'll be honest in saying that we've always known Lind's title hit "Elusive Butterfly" over the years, but we'd never heard the rest of this work – and we're stunned at the depth and complexity of the music – not just Lind's wonderfully fresh lyrics, but also Nitzche's incredible backings – easily some of his greatest pop work of the 60s! CD features both the albums Don't Be Concerned and Photographs Of Feeling – plus a few bonus tracks – 25 tracks that include "Remember The Rain", "Dale Anne", "Unlock The Door", "Counting", "You Should Have Seen It", "Mr Zero", "Elusive Butterfly", "It Wasn't Just The Morning", "Go Ask Your Man", "I Just Let It Take Me", "A Nameless Request", "Drifter's Sunrise", and "The World Is Just A B-Movie". CD

Partial matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Frank ZappaHot Rats (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Bizarre/Zappa, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of those records that should be an insane dark mess, given the look of the cover – but which turns out to be a surprisingly well put-together effort all the way through! Zappa does a great job of hiding behind his hair here – never acting with the pomp that a pop genius like him could easily have enacted – and instead passing off the record as if it's just another freakout – despite the fact that the arrangements are some of his tightest, most focused, and downright groovy so far! There's plenty of key musical help to make the whole thing come out right – including bass from Shuggie Otis, the inimitable voice Captain Beefheart, on the cassic "Willie The Pimp", violin from Jean-Luc Ponty, drums from Paul Humphrey, and bass from Max Bennett – all players who really live up to the musical complexity of Zappa's compositions – often with a pre-fusion vibe that's almost unexpected. Other titles include "Son Of Mr Green Grass", "The Gumbo Variations", "It Must Be A Camel", "Peaches In Regalia", and "Little Umbrellas". LP, Vinyl record album

⇑ Top