Herbie Hancock & Foday Musa Suso —
Village Life ... LP Columbia, 1985. Used ...
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An early world music/jazz collaboration production from Bill Laswell, a format he'd return to again and again in later years. For the most part, the tunes seem to be excursions on Musa Suso's native Gambian rhythms, plucked out as gentle arpeggios on the Kora, with Herbie's subtle keys and synths ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredible work from saxophonist John Handy – an extended performance from the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1965, and a set that shows that he's grown tremendously as an artist since his early recordings for Roulette! The tracks are quite long – with only 2 numbers overall, "Spanish ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam, some wear, and a spot of tape on the spine.)
One of Handy's important mind-expanding sets from the late 60s – a classic album with his group that featured a young Michael White on violin and Mike Nock on piano. White's work on the album is especially striking – very different from many other players in jazz, using the instrument ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has a tracklist sticker & some wear.)
Brilliant work from Tim Hardin – an album recorded for Columbia after his years on Verve, showing him still growing as an artist, moving past the folksy style of early hits, into a broadly-expressed singer/songwriter mode, one that shows traces of Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, and other ... (Rock) read moreCD
Joe Harnell —
Bossa Now ... LP Columbia, Mid 60s. Used ...
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Two amazing groovers from organist Alan Haven – rare Brit jazz groovers, of the sort we never find in the US! First up is Haven For Sale – a sublime organ jazz set that's quite different than anything coming out of the US scene at the end of the 60s – a wonderful little record ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Excellent! The album's a strong full-bodied session with totally solid playing, and a stone cold hardbop groove that you'd never expect from either player. This could be because Dave Bailey's holding down the drum chores, and the record sounds a bit like his great recordings from the early 60's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The sound's a bit different, but the man himself has lost none of his charm – the legendary Isaac Hayes, stepping out here near the end of the 80s, in all of his mature, masculine power! Instrumentation definitely marks the date of recording – Ike's got more synth than piano or ... (Soul) read moreCD
A great little live set – recorded during the height of the group's popularity, kind of a mix of the modal spiritualism of their Strata East years, with some of the smoother electric playing of Columbia Records' jazz stable at the time. Stanley Cowell is on keyboards and kalimba, Alex Acuna ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The cooler side of Heatwave – Love Songs & Smooth Grooves from the group's mid-to-late 70s peak and their strong, if comparably obscure early 80s records alike – and a key reminder that the group had an equally deft hand for sublime, mellower soul as they did for more upbeat cookers! ... (Soul) read moreCD
Eddie Henderson —
So What ... CD Columbia/Eighty Eights, 2002. Used ...
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One of the most beautiful Eddie Henderson albums we've heard in years – a richly modal session with lots of classic influences, recorded beautifully, and with a feel that will make it a real standout! The set list includes some killer jazz standards – like Wayne Shorter's "Prince ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the rare few albums that Jon Hendricks cut on his own during the early 60s, and a very tasty batch of jazz vocal tracks recorded with backing by Pony Poindexter, Gildo Mahones, Ike Isaacs, and other unsung early 60s soul jazz greats. Hendricks is hitting a style here that adds some 50s ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Features important compositions by Ralph Burns – played by a group that includes Flip Phillips on tenor, Bill Harris on trombone, Shorty Rogers on trumpet, and Burns on piano! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Wome of Woody Herman's cooler, groovier work of the 60s – with work from young talents that include Don Rader on both trumpet and arrangements, plus Dusko Goykovich on additional trumpet, Nat Pierce on piano, and Sal Nistico on tenor! (Jazz) CD
A classic 2LP collection of Billie's older work for Columbia – early sides produced by John Hammond in the late 30s and early 40s. Titles include "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie", "Am I Blue", "God Bless The Child", "Mandy Is Two", "It's The Same Old ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Billie's last recordings, and an incredibly striking batch of songs arranged by Ray Ellis with a sad, fragile ege that's perfect for the style of her later work. Billie's voice is faltering, but in a way that only makes the songs sound more personal and more compelling – and although ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Billie's last recordings, and an incredibly striking batch of songs arranged by Ray Ellis with a sad, fragile ege that's perfect for the style of her later work. Billie's voice is faltering, but in a way that only makes the songs sound more personal and more compelling – and although ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
An obscure bit of boozy sad songs – proof that Holliday had a lot more to offer than just an extremely strong showing on Broadway. She's working here with arrangements by Glen Osser that sort of take off from the spirit of "The Party's Over" – sad and dreamy, but also with a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic stuff – and a beautiful album of modal grooves that really deserves wider recognition! Horn plays alto and flute in a groovy west coast quintet with Emil Richards on vibes and Paul Moer on piano – and the overall feel is very similar to his stellar Something Blue album on the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on "Lazy Afternoon" and "What Now!".)
Amazing early work from Paul Horn – recorded way before he got all noodly, and started walking around in pyramids and stuff! The album captures Horn at the height of his early brilliance – interested in world rhythms, especially Indian, and showing a real penchant for a modal groove. ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great return to recording for Son House – a musician who'd stopped playing the guitar in the postwar years, but rose again to fame during the great folk blues revival of the 60s! The style here is every bit as classic as some of Son's earliest music – just recorded a lot better, too ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet electric Freddie Hubbard – a wonderfully laidback session that's filled with space and soul – hardly what you'd expect from the title! The album follows nicely in the style that Hubbard hit at CTI – an openly flowing groove that has Freddie's trumpet on top of long electric ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Electric funk from Freddie Hubbard – a great 70s session that has him bringing in a bit more soul to the mix than usual! Things are a bit tighter here than on the CTI sides, but still pretty open and fluid – almost in a Donald Byrd mode with Larry Mizell, given the fuller backings on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A lost treasure from the overlooked late 70s jazz years at Columbia! The album's got Freddie Hubbard working with arranger Claus Ogerman on some expansive tracks that go beyond his earlier work in the decade – sometimes blowing mellow notes over larger orchestrations, other times working in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Freddie Hubbard —
Skagly ... CD Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1980. Used ...
The title reads like a typo, but the album's a great set of smooth fusion from Freddie Hubbard – self-produced, and almost a summation of all the styles he'd mastered in the 70s! The session's never too over the top or too ambitious – just features Freddie working with a hip group in a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A sweet late 70s set from Freddie Hubbard – a slight move away from some of his highly-electric sides of the CTI years, yet one that still has some of the most soulful qualities of that work! Freddie's trumpet has a nicely spacious quality throughout – one that's flowing, and almost ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great post-CTI session from Freddie Hubbard – one that has him blowing over sweet arrangements from Bob James, who manages to keep things full, yet soulful throughout! There's a lot of instrumentation backing Freddie up for the date – full horns, strings, and even a bit of chorus ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the wildest records of the early 70s – and it's still pretty darn hard to argue with the power of this one – even if the meddling of the producers is nearly as legendary as the album itself! There's still such a manic energy to the original release mix – one that clearly ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer funky group from early 70s Japan – a slightly large ensemble, but one with some really heavy drums at the bottom – plus some great use of organ and electric guitar! There's a tight brace of horns at the top – flute, tenor, trumpets, and trombone – but the rhythms ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Pure wonderfulness from Internet – a group who seem to bound forward strongly with each new release! These guys are easily one of the most compelling mainstream soul acts we can think of – still very lean, and working with an indie-level vibe – but also able to focus in on hooks ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Pure wonderfulness from Internet – a group who seem to bound forward strongly with each new release! These guys are easily one of the most compelling mainstream soul acts we can think of – still very lean, and working with an indie-level vibe – but also able to focus in on hooks ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark album from this powerhouse Cuban group of the 70s – their first record issued formally to an American market, and quite possibly their greatest effort of the decade! The sound here is a lot more focused than on the group's Cuban sessions from previous years – not commercial ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark album from this powerhouse Cuban group of the 70s – their first record issued formally to an American market, and quite possibly their greatest effort of the decade! The sound here is a lot more focused than on the group's Cuban sessions from previous years – not commercial ... (Latin) read moreCD
With Charles Lloyd, Gary Burton, Geri Allen, Billy Higgins and others. (Soundtracks) CD
(Out of print.)
Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffalos —
Electrum ... LP Columbia (Japan), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
A really far-reaching and dynamic little set from Japanese drummer Akira Ishikawa and his Count Buffalos group – one that definitely lives up to the promise of its Electrum title! As you might guess from a word like that, the sound here is relatively electric – served up with electric ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series! Fantastic Japanese pressing – heavy vinyl and gatefold cover!)
A funky album – but one that we love best for the mellow tracks! Sure, the Isleys could wear flashy suits and play some heavy guitar – but honestly, what we really love them for here are the laidback, loving tunes they do so well. The album includes 2 of their greatest ballad tracks ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key album in the Isley Brothers "extended funk" mode of the 70s – a style in which the group approached nearly every tune by adding in a "part 2" in order to stretch out the groove! The style here is bass-heavy funk, but less of the sort that other groups were using at ... (Soul) read moreCD
Soul stirring Christmas songs from Mahalia Jackson – beautiful, deeply felt holiday recordings from the 50s – with piano and generally low key backings, wisely leaving Mahalia's powerful, soulful voice as the lead instrument. "Silent Night", "White Christmas", " ... read moreCD
A great set from Rebbie Jackson – a batch of 80s groovers that's way different than work from siblings Michael or Janet – and done with a percolating sort of vibe that's quite different from some of the core projects of the rest of the Jacksons universe! Wayne Henderson handled most of ... (Soul) read moreCD
A live set by Bob – packaged in a cover that has a picture of him in a Taxi, certainly designed to cash in on his fame doing the theme for that TV show! The record's actually quite nice, and is a good blend of the mellow Bob from later years and the darker Bob from earlier ones – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has light wear.)
Bob James —
Touchdown ... LP Tappan Zee/Columbia, 1978. Very Good Gatefold ...
Sweet electric keys from the great Bob James – a record that's a bit smoother than some of his first few classics for CTI, but still plenty darn nice! The set's got Bob working with a range of key fusion and studio players who include Steve Gadd, Earl Klugh, Eric Gale, Hubert Laws, Mongo ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little album from Tom Jans – an artist mostly known for a few key songs that other folks sing, but a surprisingly well-developed talent on this mid 70s album for Columbia! The album's maybe a bit too rootsy to be AOR, but also has a similar handling overall – very top-shelf ... (Rock) read moreCD
Wonderful work by Al Johnson – one of the unsung heroes of mellow 70s soul, finally getting his shot on a major label after many years as a songwriter and arranger for other aritsts. Norman Connors brought Al to Columbia – and as he did with other talents in earlier years, like Phyllis ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great small group session from trombonist JJ Johnson – a record that sets him up with a crack rhythm section, then really lets him open up on his solos! The approach is a great change from some of the more tightly arranged Johnson albums for Columbia – and is a great reminder of the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing stereo with deep groove. Cover has some stains, with a split spine & bottom seam.)
Incredible material – great albums, with lots of unissued tracks – and titles that appeared on the records J Is For Jazz, Jay & Kai, First Place, Dial JJ5, JJ In Person, Blues Trombone, Really Livin, JJ Inc, and Touch Of Satin – plus anthology tracks too! (Jazz) CD
(Out of print, numbered limited edition! Includes original book, box and CDs in their cases – all in great shape!)
JJ Johnson's always a cooker, but during the late 50s he cut some incredible records for the Columbia label – tight bop sessions that still stand as some of his best work! This album's one of them – a real smoker of a set that features Johnson's trombone as the only lead horn in a cool ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has sticker remnants on front.)
Nicely sharp sounds from the great JJ Johnson – a set that has the trombonist really honing his edge on a host of tight, short tracks – with a vibe that almost recalls his initial bop recordings on Blue Note and Prestige! The style here is a bit more sophisticated – definitely ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the hippest, hardest albums that trombonist JJ Johnson ever cut for Columbia – a session we'd rank right up there with his amazing JJ Inc record, and like that one a really cooking hardbop record that maybe even rivals the best on Blue Note and Prestige at the time! As with that gem, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Hard-grooving stuff from JJ – played with a lot more bite than usual, and recorded live with a group that features Nat Adderley, Tommy Flanagan, and Albert Heath. Tracks include "Now's The Time", "Misterioso", "Walkin", and "Tune Up" – jazz ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Please note that outer box is not included – 2 CDs & booklet.)
Samuel Jonathan Johnson —
My Music ... CD Columbia/Dusty Groove, 1978. New Copy ...
One of our favorite 70s soul records ever – and a totally unique set as well! To our ears, Samuel Jonathan Johnson belongs in the company of Roy Ayers, Norman Connors, and other spiritual soul heavyweights – even though he only ever cut this one album for Columbia Records back in 1978! ... (Soul) read moreCD
The stellar solo debut of Janis Joplin – fronting her own Kozmic Blues Band after the break from Big Brother! The raw emotion of her voice is as impressive as ever here – and there is more of a rockin' blues vibe here than on her earlier records – thanks the killer horn section ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Janis Joplin —
Pearl ... LP Columbia, 1971. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
The sound of a legend – a raw rocking classic from Janis Joplin – arguably the most perfectly-formed record from her all-too-short run in modern music! There's a focus here that's even sharper than before – and a rising of the funky undercurrents that Janis always had in her ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Escape ... LP Columbia, 1981. Used ...
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With the classic "Don't Stop Believin" – plus "Keep On Runnin", "Open Arms", and "Who's Crying Now". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
A pretty nice little soundtrack from a period when Columbia was sneaking out some great material in the genre! The album features tracks by Kaplan that run through a variety of moods – some are orchestral and dramatic, but there's also some good groovy numbers too – a few nice, almost ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label mono promo. Cover has a large tracklist sticker and some clear tape on the top seam.)
Kimiko Kasai with Herbie Hancock —
Butterfly ... CD Columbia (Japan), 1979. New Copy ...
A great album of soulful jazzy tracks from Japanese singer Kimiko Kasai – with keyboards from Herbie Hancock and Webster Lewis – incredible and unjustly overlooked! Kimiko sings in English, and the record's got a nice smooth fusion groove with funky moments, post Headhunters. It's ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein —
Show Boat ... LP Columbia, Late 40s. Used ...
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