Seminal west coast recordings by Clifford Brown – recorded in LA in 1954, with a mixture of hard bop and lyricism, in that sparkling mode that Brownie left as his indelible imprint on the west coast scene of the 50s! Players include Bob Gordon on baritone, Stu Williamson on trombone, Zoot ... (Jazz) 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 moreCD
Pieces Of A Dream —
Joyride ... LP Manhattan, 1986. Near Mint- ...
A mid 80s hit for Pieces of a dream – moving here a lot farther from their roots as a smooth fusion soul ensemble. The album's got production by Lenny White and Maurice White – both of them working in the more electronic style that infused their own soul work as the 80s progressed. ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
RJ's Latest Arrival —
Hold On ... LP Manhattan, 1987. Near Mint- ...
RJ's latest groove has plenty of electro touches – those bubbling, burning keyboards that always made the group sound great – almost a key link between the street soul and mainstream scenes of the 80s! Tracks are mostly funky and choppy – produced with a bit more tightness than ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty great number from Bernard Wright – much smoother and more R&B than some of his work on GRP/Arista, but a great track with a wonderful 80s groove hook! The vocals are surprisingly nice, augmented by a female singer on the chorus – and the tune's still got some nice jazzy ... (Soul) read more12-inch, Vinyl record