A legendary prog jam from Magma – one of the group's first records, and a set that shows that the French scene had every bit as much to offer as the German one at the time! There's passages here that recall the heady free jazz world of Paris in 1969 – mixed with other more focused, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Guitars playing plenty of games here – easy to do when in the godlike hands of Harvey Mandel – a guitarist rooted in blues, but also with lots of psychedelic inclinations as well! This album's one of Harvey's best as a solo act – and gets some sweet fuzzy production by the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Harvey Mandel —
Righteous ... LP Philips, 1969. Used ...
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A very nice album of electric guitar groovers from a young Harvey Mandel! The record has less of the trippy dippy feel of Harvey's later albums – and instead has some nice tight jazzy arrangments, with his soulful guitar soloing over the top. Abe "Voco" Kesh produced the record ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really nice one from Gerry – an oft-overlooked mid 60s session, one that has him working with a sextet that includes Jim Hall, Art Farmer, and Bob Brookmeyer, in addition to usual Mulligan rhythm-mates Bill Crow and Dave Bailey. There's a nice soulful bottom to the set, and stronger ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A totally cool little record – and one that more than lives up to the Eastern promise of its cover! The album's a real stunner from Australian reedman Charlie Munro – a beautiful mix of jazz and exotic elements, at a level that puts it up there with a rare few records that work this ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A totally cool little record – and one that more than lives up to the Eastern promise of its cover! The album's a real stunner from Australian reedman Charlie Munro – a beautiful mix of jazz and exotic elements, at a level that puts it up there with a rare few records that work this ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Mystic Moods take a clever gimmick, and make it stick – using sound effects of rain and storms, as on other early albums, and mixing the whole thing with some really sweet instrumentals! The album features some great Don Ralke originals that get past the covers on earlier sides – ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic bit of mature mood music – one that featuers 60s instrumental pop themes, mixed with sound effects of a rainy stormy night! Titles include "Love Is Blue", "Waltz For Tricia", "Lover's Lullaby", "Visions", "Come Saturday Morning", ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A legendary album! This previously unreleased album by Os Mutantes was supposed to be their breakthrough album to an English speaking market – but for years it's only been talked about in hushed whispers, and has only been heard by a lucky few! The record was recorded in Paris in 1970 ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Quite possibly the clearest moment of genius ever from the legendary Hermeto Pascoal – a tremendous album that helped reshape instrumental Brazilian music for many years to come! At one level, the record shares a sound with some of the fuller, richer orchestrations going on in the post-bossa ... (Brazil) read moreCD
One of the coolest records from this hip UK trio – served up with lots of Fender Rhodes and organ from singer Roy Phillips – and the kind of creative arrangements that always made them groove so great! Titles include "Son", "In The Summertime", "Whole Lot Of ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cool matchbook cover, too! Cover has light wear, and a few spots of pen on the inside. Still a great copy!)
Pivotal work from this incredible Polish composer! "Dies Irae" is Penderecki's haunting oratorio to the memory of those murdered at Auschwitz, and it's an incredibly dark work, filled with atonal orchestrations and richly somber vocal passages. "Polymorphia" is a 1960 ... (Classical) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The long hair and casual image on the cover really says a lot about the sound of the record – as vocalist Catherine Ribeiro works here with some very open, experimental grooves from Alpes – all at a level that has that freewheeling, open-minded sound of the French scene at the time! A ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pressing of 500 copies.)
Catherine Ribeiro & Alpes —
Paix ... LP Philips (Brazil), 1972. New Copy (reissue)...
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One of those key records that shows the really unique side of the French scene at the start of the 70s – an underground world that was a bit hippie, certainly trippy, and very open to other ideas too – wrapped up in a sound that was both cosmic and intellectual at the same time! ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mix of post-Tropicalia Brazilian rock and some of the more soulful elements filtering through the country's music in the early 70s – and one of the most enigmatic albums by this unique singer! Sergio's got a sound that's incredibly hard to describe – at once sweet and melodic, but ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful stuff from Nina Simone – working here still with one foot in the jazzier style of early days, but with haunting elements of the later progressive style to come! The "pastel" in the title shouldn't imply any sort of softness on Nina's part, because if anything, she's ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)
Claudette Soares —
Claudette ... CD Philips (Japan), 1969. New Copy ...
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Very groovy work from the lovely Claudette Soares! Claudette was one of Brazil's best pop singers of the late 60s – and although she could be said to work in the bossa/samba mode, her records also have a lot of touches from other global pop influences, especially the Brit Easy and French pop ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Really righteous sounds from the great Ebo Taylor – on a record that almost seems to show a bit of Jamaican or Caribbean influence on the rhythms, especially in the way the long tracks go tripping along lightly as the vocals and instrumentation unfold! The overall sound still has all the ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Ebo Taylor —
My Love & Music ... LP Gapophone/Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)...
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Really righteous sounds from the great Ebo Taylor – on a record that almost seems to show a bit of Jamaican or Caribbean influence on the rhythms, especially in the way the long tracks go tripping along lightly as the vocals and instrumentation unfold! The overall sound still has all the ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ebo Taylor —
Twer Nyame ... CD Philips/Mr Bongo (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ...
An early gem from Ghana legend Ebo Taylor – a smoking little set with a really hypnotic feel overall! The tracks here are all nice and long – and build energy with kind of a minimal layering of sound – an approach that's different than some of the longer Nigerian jams you might ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Ebo Taylor —
Twer Nyame ... LP Philips/Mr Bongo (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)...
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An early gem from Ghana legend Ebo Taylor – a smoking little set with a really hypnotic feel overall! The tracks here are all nice and long – and build energy with kind of a minimal layering of sound – an approach that's different than some of the longer Nigerian jams you might ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An important group in the development of new Brazilian musical styles during the 90s – with a bloco percussion groove at the core, and modern production over the top. Music melder Carlinhos Brown arranged and produced – which should explain the strength of the sound – and tracks ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Sublime vocals from the lovely Celia Vaz – a singer best known for her later work on the Far Out label, but one who really sparkles here in this classic fusion set! The album's one of the shining jewel's of the MPBC series – and like some of the others, it's got a sharp-edged quality ... (Brazil) read moreCD
One of the weirdest, wildest albums Caetano Veloso ever recorded – a highly experimental session that shows that his ties with the avant art world were still plenty strong on his return to Brazil! Despite a goofy cheeseball photo of Veloso on the cover in a bikini, the sound on this one is ... (Brazil) read moreCD
You know, the more we listen to Caetano Veloso, the more we realize that just about every record he made was fantastic! Take this record – it's got a late date, and you might think that it's going to be some sort of throwaway eighties pop material – but it's actually great, and sounds ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Caetano Veloso at the end of the 70s – still sounding wonderful, but in ways that are quite different from his earliest albums! The sound here is more restrained, and more mature – a beautiful example of the songwriting strength that Veloso evolved as his career moved on – tunes ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A late 70s gem from Caetano Veloso – masterfully understated, and handled in a mature "no tricks" mode, one that he began adopting strongly as he increased his abilities in songwriting and arranging in the latter half of the decade! The tracks are less crazy than on earlier records ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A lively album that mixes Caetano's rich songwriting style with a hard percussive base – a more grooving approach than usual – which gives the tracks a fast jumpy feel, and gives even more power to Caetano's strong vocals! There's some slight post-Tropicalia touches at time – a ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A really overlooked album from Caetano Veloso – one that's quite different than the more experimental modes of records like his Tropicalia sets, or his Araca Azul record – but with a unique charm that makes it every bit as special as those! The set's quite stripped-down and personal ... (Brazil) read moreCD
(Out of print. Includes original book and slipcase – all of which are in great shape! Barcode has a cutout mark.)
Hozan Yamamoto/Masabumi Kikuchi —
Ginkai ... CD Philips/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ...
A brilliant album by Hozan Yamamoto – a flute player with a great ear for mixing traditional sounds and modern jazz! The set's a suite of sorts – performed by a cool quartet with Yamamoto on bamboo flute, plus Masabumi Kikuchi on piano, Gary Peacock on bass, and Hiroshi Murakami on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Make ours Swedish Style too! This set's one of the best early albums by Swedish singer Monica Zetterlund – one of our favorite singers ever, and one of those rare European lovelies who could sing in English with the best of American vocalists, but who could also pick up on the changes in ... (Vocalists) read moreCD