A big big crossover album from the UK ska scene of the early 80s – built upon the ashes of the older Specials group, but still with plenty of the dark edges we'd come to expect in Jerry Dammers work! There's a bit more electric instrumentation at the bottom of the tracks, but the sound is ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant live work from The Specials – a concert recorded on the eve of Margaret Thatcher's election in 1979 – and a performance that really captures the group at the height of their powers! The Specials on record are a well-known, and much-lauded commodity – but they're maybe ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second great set from The Specials – music once billed as "revival ska" – but which has arguably gone onto have a bigger impact than the first wave of the genre! There's a rough edged quality to the music that's totally great – a rude boy aesthetic filtered through ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Killer singles from The Specials – the groundbreaking group who not only re-introduced a side of Jamaican music to the British scene, but also helped a whole new generation fall in love with the funky 45! The tunes here are all ones that were originally issued on those very cool checkerboard ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most important albums on the mighty 2 Tone label – and part of a huge ska revival on the British scene that would send ripples through modern music for years to come! And sure, the words "ska" and "revival" in the same sentence can often make most folks wince ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little record that's not quite jazz, not quite funk, but something really special in between – a short EP that only features four tracks, but one that manages to pack a heck of a punch overall! Malcolm Catto produced the first side of the record, and he really gets the sound of the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing sounds from the groovy Sam Spence – an American composer who worked heavily in Germany during the 60s and 70s, turning out some really cosmic sounds in the process! The cuts here are a wonderful mix of funky sound library grooves and more electronic numbers – a beautiful blend ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet electro funk from Danny Spence – a set of instrumentals that draw from an 80s mode, but deliver the sounds in a very contemporary style – especially the way they splash together the rhythms and basslines at the bottom end of the sonic spectrum! The tunes are simple and unadorned, ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record that's way cooler than you might expect from the title – which is already pretty darn cool itself! The set's got sounds from an astounding array of instruments played by the pair – not just the electronics and keyboards you'd usually get on a record like this – but also ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Totally amazing sounds from this obscure Illinois group – a very experimental outfit formed at University of Illinois, and named after an instrument by Harry Partch! With Partch as a touchstone, these guys definitely have one ear cocked towards some of the more experimental sounds of the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark album for Dusty Springfield – one in which she more than proves her soul music talents, by taking a trip to Memphis, and recording in a sweet Atlantic soul mode! The album's handled by stellar talents all the way through – arrangements by Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin, production ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary pressing on 180 gram vinyl.)
Jeff St John's Copperwine —
Joint Effort ... LP Festival/Blank (Australia), 1970. New Copy (reissue)...
We're not sure if the record's a joint effort because the band works together so well – or because they were smoking some blunts in the studio – but whatever the case, the whole thing's great – a wicked rare Australian psyche album with some very groovy touches thrown into the mix ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Frederick Michael St Jude —
Almost Lost EP ... LP Million Dollar Performances, 1976. New Copy ...
Raw, but catchy rock circa the mid 70s by Frederick Michael St. Jude – cut from the same cloth (and in the same sessions and setting) as his cult classic material for Florida label Soul Deep back in the day! It's wonderful stuff, earnestly written and recorded in hopes of getting pop radio ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool paste-on cover art, too!)
Tomasz Stanko —
Music For K ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1970. New Copy (reissue)...
Bold genius from Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko – a memorial tribute to the recently-departed Krzysztof Komeda – Stanko's musical mentor and frequent partner during the 60s! The work builds strongly on the angular modes explored by Komeda during the Astigmatic years – a stark, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tomasz Stanko —
Twet ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1974. New Copy (reissue)...
One of the best records we've ever heard from legendary Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko! Stanko first came to fame working with pianist Krzysztof Komeda during the 1960s – but this set captures Stanko stepping forth after Komeda's death, leading his own group in a spiritual session of freer ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic work from The Stanley Brothers – a duo whose spiritual output was just as important as their secular sides – and which comes off here with all the best charm of their famous recordings! Sure, these tunes might originate from the church – but the presentation here is very ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Starchild & The New Romantic —
Language ... LP Ghostly International, 2018. New Copy ...
Starchild here sings with a group called New Romantic – a really great name, given the 80s vibe of the set! Yet the music isn't the soft electro pop of the UK new romantics – as the groove here is more funky soul, but with a slightly sexy vibe – almost in the legacy of some of ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent blacksploitation soundtrack – and every bit as funky as any of Willie Hutch's work for other Motown soundtracks at the time! Larry Mizell and Dennis Coffey help out on the instrumentation – giving the album an extra funky instrumental edge, one that takes it way past Edwin ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: The label and the sleeve list the song "Don't It Feel Good To Be Free", but it's actually not on the reissue.)
A mod soul classic from the great Edwin Starr – a set that bridges his years in the Detroit underground and his sudden rise to fame at Motown! The tracks here have a really deep basement grooving sort of vibe – catchy, but less poppy than the usual Motown – and more with the kind ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the finer neo-classic hip hop debut records of the mid 00s! On this one, Statik Selektah flies the flag for the samples and scratches era at it's most headnodding and exciting– providing a perfect guest rappers to step up and slay – in way the felt freshly inspired on '07, still ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant modernism from Chicago reedman Jason Stein – a set that draws strong energy from the work of Lennie Tristano, but also instantly grabs us with a bold statement of Stein's own genius as well! The group features Stein on bass clarinet, and Keefe Jackson on contrabass clarinet and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record that's as stark as its cover – a very cool collaboration from LA beatmaker GB (Gifted & Blessed) and British singer Yeofi Andoh – done in a style that may well be opening up whole new frontiers for underground cosmic soul! The record's got a nicely rough vibe – songs ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great grooves from S-Tone – the best album so far from Stefano Tirone, thanks to a range of great singers and musicians on the set! There's a warmly acoustic vibe here – one that's rooted in bossa, but which also has some of the club jazz elements you'd expect from Schema Records ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
S-Tone Inc —
Onda ... LP Schema (Italy), 2017. New Copy ...
A beautifully collaborative project from S-Tone – aka Stefano Tirone – done in a way that makes his already warm grooves sound even better than usual! The album's got a blend of modern production and older Brazilian music references – not the more mainstream bossa remix style, ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An underground classic from the digital generation – produced by Herman Wright and Percy Chin with a laidback groove – and some strong backings from Jah Malla & Instigators, A Team, and the I Life Players! Scion Sashay is the real star, though – a young singer, but one with ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The earliest sounds ever recorded by Suicide – music that even pre-dates their monumental debut album from 1977 – but which has an equally fuzzy, freaky vibe overall! The music here is maybe slightly more mellow – not as confrontational as the stance the duo would take a few ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Suicide ... LP Red Star/Superior Viaduct, 1976. New Copy (reissue)...
Frankie, Frankie – OW! Take a broken-down synth, some crazy vocals, and a rich sense of imagination – and you've got one of the seminal groups of the New York scene of the early punk years. Suicide were a key bridge between earlier prog underground sounds and the art-rock punk styles ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great later moment from trumpeter Idrees Sulieman – a player that most folks know for his famous 50s appearances on Prestige Records sessions, before he left these shores and had a much more obscure later career overseas! During that time, though, Sulieman really grew as a player – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest albums ever cut by Tex-Mex soulsters Sunny & The Sunliners – largely because it's got some really nice funk tracks! The album features a set of all English language tracks – with Sunny Ozuna singing in his best sweet soul style on the ballad tracks, and hitting ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest albums ever from Sunny & The Sunliners – and one of the funkiest too! The set still has the group handling some of the fragile harmonies and Texas-styled sounds of other records, but it also has them taking on James Brown and The Meters – both of whom give the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A unique British group from the start of the 70s – and that's saying quite a lot, given how many unique groups were part of that scene at the time! Sweet Slag aren't really psych or hard rock, but they have equal bits of both – folded into a style that's maybe more the sort of mode ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great solo work from Syd – Sydney Bennett of The Internet – working here in a setting that's lean, crispy, and crackling – a fantastic start to her solo career! The set's definitely a commercial one, but it really seems to draw from the best of the past decade or so of the cosmic ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
OT Sykes —
First Love ... LP Fun City/Everland (Austria), 1981. New Copy (reissue)...
The only album we've ever seen from soul singer OT Sykes – and a set that's maybe got a greater depth than you'd guess from his image on the cover! The music is a mix of mellow numbers and 80s boogie grooves – but the presentation here is rich, but without having the too-polished mode ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic collection of key cuts from T Rex – almost all of which were written by the mighty Marc Bolan, who gets his fitting tribute in the title! The package stretches back to the earliest days of the group, and covers most of the best bits from their too-short career – and there's a ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The early 70s glam masterpiece from T Rex – setting the standard for the sounds to come – and pop landmark status aside, it's probably the best album Bolan, Mickey Finn and the group ever cut! On Electric Warrior, T Rex resurrects the primitive spirit of the seediest rock of their ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Punchy grooves from Tages – a Swedish group that combines the inspiration of some of grittiest, most raucous rock of the early psych and immediate pre-psych era – from the UK, US and their native Sweden – with killer hooks and harmonies that should've made them global superstars! ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful beautiful work from this spare Japanese duo – Midori Takada on marimba, gong, bells, and drums – and Masahiko Satoh on piano and electronics! The pair work here in a style that's not quite jazz, but also not much like some of the other Japanese instrumental sounds of the 80s ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Talib Kweli strongly carrying the torch for classic, mic-centric hip hop – still going strong after a solid couple decades in the game! It's invigorating to hear him delivering such precisely spat, brilliantly written rhymes track after track here – he's one of the best ever of his kind ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really unusual Italian soundtrack from the 60s – one that mixes some of the jazzy modes of the time with a few elements that might sound a bit more "Dallas" – like occasional acoustic guitar or barroom piano! The tracks here are mostly short, but work together in a nicely ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A vintage set from the great Ebo Talyor – an artist who's been recording new music in recent years, but who sounds even better here on one of his classics! Ebo's got a fair bit of jazz mixed in with his sound – a layering of flute, trombone, tenor, guitar, and keyboard parts with a ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great Ghana grooves from Ebo Taylor – a tremendous collection of his funkiest 70s work – and a much-needed reintroduction of his talents to the world at large! Much of the music here has strong links with more familiar Afro Funk – but the overall approach is often a bit unique, ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A brilliant new album from legendary Ghanaian performer Ebo Taylor – recorded in Berlin and backed by members of Poets Of Rhythm and others from that city's loose collective of international players dubbed the Afrobeat Academy – and the set itself is a great mix of classic Ghana grooves ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ebo Taylor —
Yen Ara ... LP Mr Bongo (UK), 2018. New Copy ...
Ebo Taylor takes off wonderfully here – clearly inspired by the new attention he's gotten in recent years, which includes a whole set of fresh recordings like this – which strongly continue the vibe of his classics from the 70s! The groove is tight and wonderfully focused – not ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
James Taylor Quartet —
Bootleg ... LP Real Self (UK), 2017. New Copy ...
Not the dodgy record you might expect from the title – but instead a special vinyl-only collection of the best cuts from the past few years of releases from the mighty James Taylor – one of the coolest keyboardists to come along in the past few decades! Taylor first emerged in the UK ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very early work from the James Taylor Quartet – music that's a lot more mod soul than some of the funk or clubbier styles of later work – but still served up with an equally sharp ear for a retro-styled sound! The groove here is more 60s mod than 70s funk, and James plays piano more ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the hippest piano trio sessions ever on MPS – a bold little set that features the British pianist John Taylor in a trio with Tony Levin on drums and Chris Lawrence on bass! Taylor's got a style that's quite unique – with bits of early Chick Corea-esque lyricism, and touches of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Harmony soul from the Jamaican scene of the 60s – served up here in a host of hardcore production from the great Winston Riley! The grooves definitely show the style of Kingston, but the vocals almost echo the best of the indie soul scene in the US – that sophisticated harmony approach ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second fantastic set from this seminal group from the early 80s UK scene – a combo who might have been punk at the core, but also worked with a smattering of mod influences – ala The Jam – but also weren't afraid to get a bit psychedelic at times too – in ways that make ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The could have been bigger than the Beatles, but sadly they never came close – and instead, Television Personalities went on to become one of those great secrets from the British scene of the post-punk years – one of those groups that folks in the know always knew, which also includes a ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title and cover are a great illustration of the direction that Ten Years After is taking here – a really wonderful blend of trippier influences with the sharp-edged, blues-influenced sound at their core! Even a look at the surface of the record will show you that something different is ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A searing live document of the magic of Ten Years After – recorded at London's Klooks Kleek as a great example of the kind of sound that got the group a huge amount of attention before they were even signed to a record label! The sound's still got some of the bluesy influences that both the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jimi Tenor looks shrunken in size on the cover, but that certainly hasn't happened to his music – which just seems bigger and more expansive on this wonderful release! The set's still very much in the spiritual jazz mode that Tenor's been touching for the past decade or so – but it ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tenorio Jr —
Embalo ... LP RGE/Mr Bongo (UK), 1964. New Copy (reissue)...
A set that's maybe one of the greatest bossa jazz albums of all time – and a fantastic homegrown Brazilian effort that's quite different from the more commercial American bossa albums of the 60s! Tenorio Jr isn't just a hell of a pianist, he's a great writer and arranger too – one who's ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pete Terrace challenges Pete Rodriguez for the title of "King Of The Boogaloo" in this live set recorded at Chez Jose in New York! The album's got a few tracks that say boogaloo, but which aren't – but that's still ok with us, because the bulk of the set is a hard grooving batch of ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A surprisingly soulful session from saxophonist Buddy Terry – a really righteous little record that reminds us a lot of work from the Strata East or Black Jazz labels! Buddy's working here with a relatively large group, but in a way that's really free and spontaneous – not nearly as ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pure psych genius from Third Bardo – a group who only recorded a handful of singles for Roulette Records in the mid 60s – but who made music that was every bit as sinister as the best garage psych groups from the Texas scene or the west coast! Vocalist Jeff Monn is incredible – a ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Top notch Central Texas hip hop collaborative produced by Adrian AQ Quesada (Grupo Fantasma, Brownout, Echocentrics, Spanish Gold) – with "Reflection Of The Times " feat Reggie Coby, the title track with Mellow Man Ace, "Justice Or Else", "Yanga's ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This Kind Of Punishment —
Beard Of Bees ... LP Flying Nun/Superior Viaduct, 1984. New Copy (reissue)...
If you've ever wondered what was so unique about the New Zealand scene in the 80s, this is the record to check out – although we've also got to be honest in saying that This Kind Of Punishment are kind of in a class by themselves! The record can be as sensitive as it is spooky, as subtle as ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The completely unique debut of This Kind Of Punishment – and one of those early 80s records that showed the world that the New Zealand scene was on to something completely new and unusual! The record's neither punk nor post-punk – but is maybe darker than both put together – as ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Haunting solo piano work from Pat Thomas – an artist who doesn't seem to just play the keys, but the overall instrument as well – yet all without ever resorting to any sort of sonic tricks or gimmicks! Pat's got this amazing command of the keyboard – able to make the whole ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The funkiest man? Could well be – and this set will more than support that case! By the time of these recordings, Rufus Thomas was already a legendary figure in the Memphis scene – an aging R&B star that also worked on radio and did a fair bit of promotion for other artists, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early gem from the great Clifford Thornton – maybe his best-known album over the years, thanks to its placement on the post-68 series of French free jazz releases on the BYG/Actuel label – but a set that's got a much more New York vibe overall, and stands as a key precursor to so ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Compelling compositions from the great Henry Threadgill – recorded here with a really like-minded batch of players who perfectly help him realize his musical vision! There's a nicely snakey feel to some of the tunes here – almost a journey in jazz expression from the left side of the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most beautiful, lyrical albums we've ever heard from Henry Threadgill – a set that still has all the sharp edges you might know from his other work, but which also comes across with a slightly more sensitive sound as well! The compositions are beautiful – really well-written ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title might seem like a joke – given Throbbing Gristle's reputation for intense noise and dark sounds – but at another level, it's actually a great fit for the spirit of the record too! The sound here is a lot leaner than before – almost as if TG is focusing in on the best ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the darkest, most bracing music ever recorded by Throbbing Gristle – and a record that arguably captures the group at their best! The sounds here are virtually the blueprint for industrialism for years to come – loads of low-end sonic rumblings, with instrumentation distorted ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition white vinyl pressing – with download!)
A chopped-up take on Thundercat's album Drunk – handled here by OG Ron & The Chopstars – who provide a surprisingly sensitive take on the music! The album's billed as "chopped not slopped" – and that claim definitely seems right – as the music here is mostly ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition purple vinyl pressing – with download!)
Includes "Lune", "Rouge", "Thief" feat Saints, "I Wish I Could" feat Selah Sue, "We Love" feat MNDR, "Bibimbap", "No Way" feat Isiah Rashad, Joey Purp & Albre Perkins, "Don't Call Me" feat Yuna, "Early To ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red colored vinyl.)
Jukka Tolonen —
Tolonen ... LP Love/Svart (Finland), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Heavy jamming fusion from Finnish guitarist Jukka Tolonen – long tracks with mostly that hard full-on sound that European players were pretty big on at the time, touched with a few lighter tracks that have a more spacious approach! The album was Tolonen's first as a leader, and it's a really ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great work from a trio of Italian sound library composers – all working together here to craft a lovely picture of the watery deep! As you'd guess from the title, there's some slight currents here that recall the sexier styles of Italian soundtrack work – lightly jazzy elements, maybe ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tomorrow's Gift —
Goodbye Future ... LP Interchord/Long Hair (Germany), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
One of those amazing groups from the early 70s German scene – the kind of outfit who were doomed to failure right from the start, but didn't ever let that stop them from making some incredible music! The sounds here came about as a result of the dwindling Tomorrow's Gift lineup woodshedding ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Toms ... LP Black Sheep, 1979. New Copy (reissue)...
A rare slice of power pop from the end of the 70s – just the kind of indie label gem that makes the genre so great! In a world where so many other groups were getting punky or quirky, The Toms keep things tight and right – really focusing on catchy melodies and well-penned rhythms ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Too Short's follow up to Born To Mack, with the same raw, stripped down Bay Area vibe. It's too bad that gangsta, pimp and street rhymes have gone on to become such a cliche, but when we hear these early classics, we're reminded of how fresh this stuff was at the time. Still sounds great today, ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Too Short's third LP on Jive, the last one before he started becoming a parody of himself. A few tracks have the same humor as his first two Jive LPs, and it includes the hit "The Ghetto" using the classic Donny Hathaway melody, and "Ain't Nuthin But A Word To Me" with Ice Cube ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic sound experiments from David Toop – maybe some of his most improvised music on record, done in collaboration with Paul Burwell – one of Toop's main musical partners since the late 60s! Both musicians handle a wide variety of instruments – flutes, whistles, percussion, ... (Out Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Torae's top notch solo debut with production by 9th Wonder, Marco Polo, DJ Premier, Large Professor, Nottz, Diamond D and more! Neo classic boombap with charismatic rhymes by Torae all the way – and with a roster of producers as versatile, schooled in the classics, and timeless as the above ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Originally a limited vinyl pressing, finally given a proper (re-)issue on 2018!)
Monster Latin jazz and boogaloo – all the way through! The album's a rare gem from the short-lived Latin Soul years on Decca – cut by Ozzie Torrens, and featuring a great Latin lineup that includes Louie Ramirez on vibes, Charlie Palmieri on piano, and Manny Duran on trumpet – ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Their first one, now a classic in the once-burgeoning "post rock" genre (much as we hate using that term) – and it's hands down one of best and most influential albums to come out of Chicago in the early 90s! A spare, rhythmic blend of moody grooves laid down by 2 basses, 2 ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty great, largely (but not solely) instrumentals set from some Chicago scene heavies! Touch Tones is anchored by the duo of Nick Macri & James Elkington – but is also something of a Chicago avant/experimental all stars effort – with help from the great jazz drummer Tim Daisy, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to just 250 copies! Lemon yellow vinyl – with a custom hand-screened slipmat designed by Sonnenzimmer – plus download!)
A more joyous, upbeat side of Mali blues singer and guitarist Sidi Toure – and maybe his best yet for Thrill Jockey! Backed by a tight group featuring Boubou Diallo on backing vocals, Djadke Traore on guitar, Ousmane Dagnon on n'goni, Baba Traore on bass and Mamadou Kone on drums, Sidi soars ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tree Ear (Hemmingway/Strinning/Troller) —
Witches Butter ... LP Clean Feed (Portugal), 2018. New Copy Gatefold ...
The album's got a wild west cover, but a rock solid free jazz pedigree – as the music is performed by the trio of Gerry Hemmingway on drums, Manuel Troller on guitar, and Sebastian Strinning on tenor and bass clarinet! The sounds within are often very spacious and open – sometimes ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tree People's second album – still growing strong, deeply rooted and flute flavored psychedelic folk well into to the 80s! This one has the feel of the first record from the late 70s, a really good thing given the tinny strange sound of folk and folkish records made in the 80s. The Oregon ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a code for a free mp3 download.)
Klaus Treuheit & Lou Grassi —
Port Of Call ... LP No Business (Lithuania), 2017. New Copy ...
Very lively duets between pianist Klaus Treuheit and drummer Lou Grassi – tunes that kind of explode with free energy between the musicians – at a level that takes us back to older free jazz performances of the 70s! Treuheit has a way of working up and down the keyboard quickly, but ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A hell of a comeback for Tribe Called Quest – maybe one of the best musical comebacks ever, and a fantastic reminder of why we loved the group so much in the first place! 18 years have passed since we last heard from the trio (now, sadly, a duo) – and that time only seems to have ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dwight Trible with Matthew Halsall —
Inspirations ... LP Gondwana (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP ...
A fantastic setting for the voice of Dwight Trible – one of the few contemporary jazz singers who inherited the style of spiritual jazz greats like Leon Thomas or Joe Lee Wilson! Trible's singing here with backing from a group that includes trumpeter Matthew Halsall, recording on Halsall's ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A totally cool trio from the 70s Spanish scene – one who have Andalusian roots, but work here in a sweet mix of funk and soul! The group trade vocals back and forth in a very cool way – two guys and one gal, really sounding like even more than that as they sing – and the ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest rock operas of the 70s – and one of the most obscure, as well! Trip tells the story of a soulful prophet who arrives in Vienna, then is spurned by the city – and the music here is some of the funkiest we've ever heard in such a setting – done in a style that ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A welcome portrait of the late 60s mod jazz and funk inspired side of soundtrack maestro Armando Trovajoli! Not to be confused with other more sentimental "Famiglia" soundtracks by the legendary composer – which would be easy to do at just a glance of the cover – 1969's La ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderfully groovy stuff – and one of the best soundtracks ever by the great Italian composer Armando Trovajoli! The record has a very similar feel to his legendary Seven Golden Men soundtrack – with a groovy swinging jazz vocal group (I Cantori Moderni) over jazzy riffing and groovin ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Troyes look plenty young on the cover, but the Michigan quintet can really stand shoulder-to-shoulder with much older garage groups of their generation! The music here is another one of those "what ifs" from the mid 60s American hinterland – a group who were every bit as ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic work from this obscure Midwestern trio – a burning live set that's very much in the vein of the excellent Truth & Janey Erupts release! The trio have a style that's right out of the best page of the British hard rock book at the start of the 70s – monstrously heavy bass, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Messy brilliant Royal Trux in the early 90s! This '92 effort for Drag City – canonized as Untitled, in deference to the self-titled debut lp from '88 - finds Haggerty and Herrama at the crossroads between the murky noise of their earlier years and the still noisy, still hazy, though more ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A brilliant set from Polish pianist Andrzej Trzaskowski – a talent who's virtually unknown in America, but one who cut some of the most forward-thinking work of his generation! The session's a bold, fresh, modern statement that's clearly steeped in work by other 60s American and European ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gospel soul steeped instrumentals from Tuamie! Lots of soaring, choir vocal samples floating over this one, giving it a spiritually resonant vibe just on face value, but it doesn't take too long of a listen to realize Tuamie is geniunely inspired by soul searching possibilities here, given it a ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A masterful second album from 2Pac – and a breakout that helped lay the groundwork for his brief but ever rising repuation and legacy! Kicking off with the thumping "Holler If Ya Hear Me" with the frenetic, almost Bomb Squad level wall of sound production by Live Squad that's ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A solidly soulful session from Stanley Turrentine – one of his few Blue Note dates in the company of organist Shirley Scott, and possibly the hardest-hitting of the bunch! The album's got a great added element in the front line – the trumpet of Blue Mitchell, which really rounds out ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key album of experimental jazz from the mid 60s French scene – and one of our favorite recordings ever by pianist Francois Tusques! Despite the "free jazz" title of the set, the overall feel here is a bit more like that of the Blue Note "new thing" generation – as ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Also includes a very cool insert – which replicates the original French notes.)
Rare soundtrack work from Francois Tusques – best known as a French jazz musician with left-leaning talents that made him a big force in the post-1968 scene – but already sounding great here in music for an offbeat vampire film! All of the music here has never been heard in this format ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album