Ella Fitzgerald —
Cabaret ... CD Groove Merchant/LRC, 1973. Used ...
Great small group live material from Ella Fitzgerald – recorded with a driving, upbeat quality overall – although with less of the groovier elements used on her albums at the end of the 60s! The style here is a nice mix of the back to basics approach that Fitzgerald was using at the ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Beautiful work from the always-great Benny Golson – a wonderfully understated quartet session that's filled with plenty of long tracks, and sublime solo work from Golson! Benny's performed in many settings over the years – all of which are great – but we're recently quite partial ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A budget-looking CD – but an essential slice in the career of the great Slide Hampton! Hampton was one of the great American players who departed for Europe during the 60s – and his work on the continent was some of his most fruitful ever, breaking him out of his harbop origins, and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Great work from the legendary big band of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis – a live performance recorded in Switzerland at the same time as the group's classic recordings for the Solid State label! Given that the date was recorded by Solid State producer Sonny Lester, the feel here is quite similar ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Twin organs back to back – and a heck of a hard-wailing set from Groove Holmes and Jimmy McGriff! The album cooks from the very first note – and features long tunes that open up with the same sort of solo-heavy approach that you'd get on Holmes' Prestige albums of the 60s – very ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Don't let the title here put you off – because the LP has a lot more to offer than just familiar readings of West Side Story! True, there are a few Leonard Bernstein-penned cuts on here, but there's also a fair bit more groovy work too – and side A features material from Buddy Rich's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A confusing one from the Lester Corporation – but a great CD nonetheless! The title and cover make you think that the album's the same as Lonnie Smith's Afro-Desia album – but it actually contains little material from that set, and features more grooves from the even rarer When The ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Lonnie Smith —
Gotcha ... LP LRC, 1978. Used ...
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Smooth later work from Lonnie Smith – but still pretty darn great, with a feel that's in the late 70s Kudu/CTI mode! Arrangements are bigger than ever before – with large backings arranged by Lonnie, and some vocals that have a really wonderful, warm, Stevie Wonder-esque quality to ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderfully soulful grooves from the amazing Lucky Thompson! Despite the simple cover and title, this is a very nice set that brings together some of Lucky Thompson's excellent soulful recordings for the Groove Merchant label during the early 70s. Thompson started out his career as a more ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A budget package, but a great little record – a lively session from pianist McCoy Tyner, and one that's served up with a good deal of Latin influence in the rhythms! The sound here is easily on a par with any of Tyner's albums for bigger labels – especially Fantasy in the 70s – ... (Jazz) read moreCD