A real treat – one of the few small group sessions ever recorded by Slide Hampton during the 60s! The session was cut in Paris, where Hampton had taken up residence at the end of the decade – and was done with an all-star group that features Joachim Kuhn on piano, Niels-Henning Orsted-P ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Roy Harper —
Stormcock ... LP EMI/Science Fiction (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
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A tremendously beautiful album from overlooked genius Roy Harper – a set that steps into even more personal, private territory than his first few records – but with a sound that's every bit as great! The album only features four tracks – two long, two a bit shorter – and ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Overlooked gems from this key reedman on the Brit modern scene of the 60s – two rare albums in a single package! First up is Movement – one of the most obscure albums recorded by Joe Harriott – leading light of the British avant scene in the 60s – and one of the best, too! ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Joe Harriott/Amancio D'Silva Quartet —
Hum Dono ... CD EMI/Vocalion (UK), 1969. New Copy ...
One of the most compelling albums ever recorded by British alto genius Joe Harriott – a very unusual record that has him working with guitarist Amanico D'Silva, in a style that's got some wonderful modal undertones! The feel here is a bit like Harriott's work with Michael Garrick – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Joe Harriott/Amancio D'Silva Quartet —
Hum Dono ... LP EMI/Vocalion (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)...
One of the most compelling albums ever recorded by British alto genius Joe Harriott – a very unusual record that has him working with guitarist Amanico D'Silva, in a style that's got some wonderful modal undertones! The feel here is a bit like Harriott's work with Michael Garrick – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent batch of soulful and funky instrumental tracks – super-dope 70s work from funky arranger Monk Higgins! The album grooves in the best blacksploitation soundtrack mode – as Monk plays tenor sax and organ in the set, over slinky stepping arrangements that feature Paul ... (Soul) read moreCD
Stunning Miami grooves from the legendary Jimmy Bo Horne – one of the key figures in the southern club scene of the 70s! Jimmy's got a groove that's very much his own on the set – a snapping, almost clapping sort of rhythm picked up from the George McCrae and KC camps at TK Records ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of our favorite records ever from Toninho Horta – a set that's got an airy brilliance that goes beyond most of his other albums! The sound here is amazing – kind of a jazzy extension of territory explored by Milton Nascimento a few years before – served up with a warmly ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Excellent work from the team of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis – arguably one of their best albums from the late 60s, and a set that's got some really great funky big band numbers! There's a nice bouncing groove to the group that they normally don't have – possibly because Richard Davis is ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr. BMG music club pressing.)
The rare second album by the Jongo Trio – a fantastic bossa group who mixed together vocals and keyboards with stunning magic! The trio's approach is similar to that of the more famous Tamba Trio – in that the three members groove on keyboards, bass, and percussion – while also ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Stanley Jordan in a new sort of soulful setting – one that takes his guitar from the previous solo setting of initial Blue Note albums, and gives it a fuller and smoother groove overall! The production and arrangements are by Preston Glass – a master of smooth jazz in these early years ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible CD that combines 2 of Joyce's best-ever albums! Both albums feature Joyce in a setting that's spare and stripped-down – yet still quite grooving, with a sublime mix of acoustic guitar, tight rhythms, and lovely vocals from Joyce herself! The production is amazing – with ... (Brazil) read moreCD
An amazing mix of jazzy vocals, sparkling production, and beautiful light guitar – the younger Joyce at her best – in a wonderfully uncluttered style that makes the record a treasure all the way through! Joyce sings and plays acoustic guitar – and gets these lightly jazzy ... (Brazil) read moreCD
An incredible collection – four albums that feature this amazing singer at her height, along with bonus tracks too! First up is Feminina – one of Joyce's greatest albums – and maybe the first record we'd point to for anyone interested in her music! The set's an incredible blend ... (Brazil) read moreCD
An overlooked gem from Joyce – an album that features a fair bit of help from famous friends! The set was recorded at a time when her star had faded a bit on the Brazilian market, but before she was yet to be rediscovered and re-recorded by labels in England and Japan – and despite the ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A flirty little record from Evelyn Champagne King – one that's got a very different groove than her disco-styled records in the 70s – one that's very firmly in the mid 80s modes that Manhattan Records were using with other singers at the time! Beats are bigger than before, but the ... (Soul) read moreCD
A mixture of funky big band tunes and hard-hitting groovers – played by a large group directed by Paul Kuhn, and featuring a mix of electric rhythms and acoustic solos! There's a very groovy sound here that's along the lines of some of the tighter MPS big band albums from the late 60s – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Two albums by the Paul Kuhn SFB Big Band – back to back on a single CD! First up is Big Hits Of The Big Bands – a set that steps back to pick up classic large ensemble numbers from the 30s and 40s, but deliver them with a reworked 70s approach to a big band – from the way the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great one from Fela – tight and outtasite, with one of our favorite tracks ever by him – "ITT", also known as "International Thief Thief"! The record's got a clean and simple approach to the groove that's right up there with the best of the Afrika 70 era – ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green label US Capitol pressing. Cover has a promo stamp & some light wear.)
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross —
Swingers! ... CD World Pacific/EMI/Manhattan, 1958. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
One of the rarest albums ever recorded by the hiply swinging vocal trio of Jon Hendricks, Dave Lambert, and Annie Ross – a live session from 1958, with backing by a group that includes Zoot Sims, Russ Freeman, and Jim Hall. The feel here is really wonderful – a lot less hokey than on ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
As smooth as mink – and as sexy too! The album's one of Peggy's jazziest from the Capitol years – and has her working with some really great arrangements by Max Bennett or Benny Carter – both of whom come up with a lean groove that swings tremendously, but without some of the ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A great illustration of the upbeat, positive vibe that Peggy Lee could serve up when she was at her best – a cool Capitol Records mode that really helped Lee set a whole new tone for singers in the 60s! The great Jack Marshall is at the helm on arrangements – putting things together ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Rita Lee's still working strong with Roberto De Carvalho – very much in an 80s mode, with hints of new wave and hipper work from England and the UK, carried off in a style that's kind of corny overall. Besides a reworking of "Blue Moon", Rita Lee and Roberto wrote most of the songs ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rita and Roberto are at it again – in another set of playful tunes that have definite new wave tendencies, and which are going for the sound of mid 80s America and England. Titles include "Molambo", "Souvenir", "Gloria F", "Nave Maria", "Novicas ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rita Lee & Roberto De Carvalho —
Rita Lee (1982) ... LP Som Livre (Brazil), 1982. Used ...
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One of the earlier collaborations between Rita Lee & Roberto De Carvalho – one that shows Rita moving off her rock n roll style of the 70s, into territory that's smoother, slicker, and a bit more mainstream. Titles include "So De Voce", "O Circo", "Pirata ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent work from Ivan Lins' best period! The record captures him at a perfect point – when he was honing his songwriting to an incredibly precise style that would match the best work of Milton Nascimento or Lo Borges, but before he's gotten a bit too slickly produced. This record ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A beautiful album by Ivan Lins – truly one of his greatest records, and a real gem that stands out as one of the best in his already-excellent catalog! The set has Ivan stepping out strongly from his sound of the 70s – working with Gilson Peranzzetta in a set of arrangements that have ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A landmark album in 50s vocal jazz – spare, moody, and evocative tunes from Julie London – sung in a stripped-down setting that few other singers would dare at the time! The sound of the set is as sexy as the cover – intimate, personal, and breathily sung in a mode that comes ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
One of Julie London's strongest overall albums – a great session that features small group backings with a warm and intimate feel! There's less of the languid sadness of some of Julie's other records, and more of the dreamy floating style of singers like Chris Connor or June Christy on this ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A great take on the sound of James Bond thrillers – mostly featuring numbers penned by the great John Barry, and done by Geoff Love with a style that stays true to the 60s orchestrations, but adds in some slight 70s elements in the instruments and production! Titles include "Goldfinger&q ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
British maestro Geoff Love takes on tracks by two of the biggest soundtrack talents of the 70s! First up is La Musique De Michel Legrand – a set that features sublime compositions by Michel Legrand, done here in these sweeping easy instrumental modes by Love – sometimes a bit more lush ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kenya ... CD Roulette/EMI, 1957. Used ...
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A real corker from Machito – a set that's got a lot more bite and earthy fire than some of his other albums of the 50s – as you might be able to guess from the cover and the title! The record definitely lives up to the Afro-Cuban promise on the front – thanks to very hip ... (Latin) read moreCD
Mariachi Brass with Chet Baker —
Hats Off ... CD World Pacific/EMI (Japan), 1966. Used ...
A short detour in the 60s career of Chet Baker – one that we sure like a heck of a lot! This side is one of a couple that were recorded as an answer to the big success of Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – with Chet's trumpet was backed by jaunty, brassy arrangements penned by Jack ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
That's Brasil 65, not Brasil 66 – a distinction that marks a key early stage for the great Sergio Mendes – heard here on one of his first albums to mix together bossa jazz and vocals! The approach here is a bit more like vintage bossa dates from Brazil – or a bit like some of the ... (Brazil) read moreCD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)
Reissue of this extremely rare early bossa album by the man who was one of the leading instrumentalists behind many of the bossa era's best singers. The set's fairly mellow, and all instrumental. Menescal plays guitar, and other instrumentation includes vibes & piano. The tracks have a light ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A great album that's probably our favorite one by this modern Brazilian singer! The album's a 2CD set with one disc of live material, and one disco of studio songs – all produced by Arto Lindsay and Monte, with a great blend of styles that keeps all the tracks super-fresh. The record ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Wonderful work from Marisa Monte – and a set that may well be the greatest record we've heard from her in years! There's a freshness here that grabs us right away – with the lure we felt when first hearing Monte's music many years ago, but cast here in a completely different style, too ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A really moody little record from Ennio Morricone – spare, subtle, and extremely beautiful – touched with notes of sadness and remorse, but also handled with a strong spirit of redemption! The sound here isn't as cold or atonal as that on some of Morricone's horror work – but it's ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An overlooked Morricone gem from the early 70s – a soundtrack that's both romantic and eerie – and which effortlessly steps between the two styles! The main theme of the film floats on air beautifully – one of those lighter than light Morricone works that stand out from the rest ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
An overlooked Morricone gem from the early 70s – a soundtrack that's both romantic and eerie – and which effortlessly steps between the two styles! The main theme of the film floats on air beautifully – one of those lighter than light Morricone works that stand out from the rest ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Legendary work from Milton Nascimento – one of his first albums, and still one of his greatest! The record is amazing – a sublime blend of soulful vocals, baroque orchestrations, and just the right amount of jazzy touches – handled in a way that forever proclaimed Milton as one ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Maybe one of the first truly brilliant albums from Milton Nascimento – a set that builds on the excellent previous work by the singer/songwriter, but which also has him moving into much more soulful territory as well! Nascimento's work is one of the true treasures of Brazilian music of the ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Second pressing. In really beautiful shape – save for one very slightly bumped bottom corner of the cover.)
A mid 70s masterpiece from Milton Nascimento – a record that still has the soaringly ambitious touches of his other work from the time, but which also comes across with a slightly personal feel too! Nascimento's voice is near-perfect – even more spacious and heavenly than before – ... (Brazil) read moreCD
No charity needed here – as reedman Eji Oyewole's got a wealth of talent on his own! Eji's a musician with roots in the 60s Nigerian scene, but left to follow a personal path through Europe and the US, where he picked up some wonderfully funky styles which are then brought home to create ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pet Shop Boys —
Disco ... LP EMI, 1986. Used ...
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Later work from soul pioneer Wilson Pickett – working at EMI here, and in an updated style – on a record that would be better remembered, if not for the trailblazing importance of Pickett's earlier career. Having previously helped define raw southern soul and deliver it to the masses, ... (Soul) read moreCD
A set of bossa classics, redone here by Leila Pinheiro in a warmly modern style – yet still with just the right sort of space, poise, and grace to live up to their roots! Arrangements feature some contemporary keyboards, but the feel is nicely toned down – a lot more so than you'd get ... (Brazil) read moreCD
The second amazing album from Placebo – a wicked mix of funky fusion styles, and a real standout on the European scene of the early 70s! The group's the brainchild of Marc Moulin – who wrote all tracks, and plays a wealth of great keyboards, in ways that almost make him the European ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The People Rock Outfit really knock it out of the park with this dark-edged classic from the 70s – one of the heaviest albums we've heard from the Nigerian scene at the time, and a record that's almost got more of a South African spirit overall! These guys effortlessly mix together funk and ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album