A great album of gospel-styled soul – from a group who's clearly designed to sit on the fence between secular and spiritual music! The record has the feel of work at the time by the Art Reynolds Singers, or maybe a bit of the Edwin Hawkins Singers – two groups who both had secular fame ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, mostly split top seam, and splitting on the bottom seam.)
Juhani Aaltonen —
Etiquette ... LP Love/Svart (Finland), 1974. New Copy (reissue)...
Freely creative work from Finnish saxophonist Juhani Aaltonen – easily one of the most "out" sessions we've heard on the Love label, but also a record that has some of the strongly soulful undercurrents as other Love sessions. Juhani's working here with a shifting array of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Juhani Aaltonen & Otto Donner —
Strings ... LP Love/Svart (Finland), 1976. New Copy (reissue)...
A wonderful "with strings" session from 70s Finland – one that features the tenor and flute of Juhani Aaltonen alongside larger backings from Otto Donner! Altonen's got a really powerful approach to his instruments that works beautifully with the set – a voice that's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A straight up gorgeous lost album of pastoral psych folk from Aaron Lightman – and an odd, but pretty beautiful blend of troubadour style songs that are all deeply fleshed out in soaring instrumental interludes! These passages pillow Aaron's airy guitar and voice tunes within or around some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An essential roots album! A mid 70s landmark of harmony roots, the Abyssinians' Satta is hard to beat for hardcore, spiritual roots delivered over hypnotically pulsing rhythms. Robbie Shakespeare, plus Horsemouth, Boo Richards, Micky Chung, Chinna Smith and Clive Hunt and Geoffrey Chung are among ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A brilliant mix of jazz and world music! Abdul-Malik was the legendary bass player from the fifties who mixed straight jazz playing with traditional Middle Eastern rhythms – and although he most famously recorded albums with Monk as a regular bassist, his albums on his own are amazing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label RCA stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has wear, splitting held with clear tape and a small sticker.)
A rare album by Ahmed Abdul-Malik – the bass player best known for his work with Monk, and for some of his groundbreaking experimental sessions that mixed together jazz music and Eastern influences! This album is one of Malik's greatest – a combination of both his modern and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first album ever on the Cadence Records label – and a doozy of a date that set the tone for greatness to come! Trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah takes off wonderfully here – working with a sextet that includes Vincent Chaney on french horn, Chico Freeman on tenor and flute, Muneer Abdul ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A crowning moment of achievement for trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah – a record that draws on his rich experience working with Sun Ra, but focuses the energy into a warmer, more spiritual jazz setting overall! The album's a lost treasure from the US scene of the late 70s – a perfect melding ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Alhaja Queen Salawa Abeni & Her Waka Modernizer —
Experience ... LP Alagbada (Nigeria), Good+ ...
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(Cover has wear, splitting & pen. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)
A wonderful album from Muhal – with all the soulful spiritualness of his best 70s work, more stripped down than later orchestrated efforts, and with a gentler more intimate approach than earlier work. The set is mostly solo piano – although Abrams also plays some occasional percussion ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a promo sticker and a cut corner.)
The only full album from Johnny Ace – a key figure in the Memphis scene of the 50s, and one of the first great casualties of rock and roll! Johnny was one of the first singers to record for the legendary Duke label, and worked in a mode that helped transform the smoother style of the west ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s green label ABC/Dunhill pressing.)
Acid Man ... LP House Nation Trax (Canada), 2017. New Copy 2LP ...
Neo classic house from Acidone – a Toronto figure with deep love for classic house and the acid house you'd expect from his moniker and the album title – and really delivers a double platter of solid grooves here! Includes "Go Jack!", "Just House (No Acid In Da ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A weird and wonderful album from the team of monster impresario Forrest Ackerman and sound experimenter Frank Coe – an unusual set that came out around the same time that Ackerman was beginning to build his monster magazine empire! The record's a sci-fi classic, with a vibe that's right up ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies – in a silver foil flipback sleeve!)
Barbara Acklin's first album – and a landmark of Chicago soul that firmly established Acklin as one of the city's best writers and new female singers! Acklin had a classy sound that was different than some of her raw soul sisters in the city – but although she was classy, she also didn' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful, beautiful Chicago soul from one of the women who did it best – the always-amazing Barbara Acklin, a singer who managed to mix the raw and the smooth in a really unique way! The record's a mix of some sweet originals, plus covers that Barbara handles with her usual poise and class ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of those key records that has George Adams and Don Pullen reinventing expectations of jazz for the 80s – both musicians with plenty of ear for the outside, but also coming back home with a well-rounded, deeply-rooted approach that's crucial in taking the American jazz legacy another step ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert & obi. NOTE: COVER HAS MODERATE MOISTURE STAINING, ALONG THE BOTTOM 3 INCHES.)
A real lost treasure from Pacific Jazz – a rare late 50s west coast session from Pepper Adams, featuring the amazing baritonist in a group with Lee Katzman on trumpet, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums! The sound is incredible – on a par with that rare ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic album from Pepper Adams – one of his best, and an incredibly swinging session that will make you forget that he's playing a heavy baritone! At some level, the session shouldn't work so well – as it's got a rhythm group that's not particularly hard-hitting – with Hank ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s reissue. Cover has a name in marker on both sides. Label has marker.)
Cannonball Adderley —
Big Man ... LP Fantasy, 1975. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
One of the last albums ever issued by the great Cannonball Adderley – and one of the most ambitious, too! The set's a concept album – done in close collaboration with David Axelrod, in a similar spirit to some of Cannon's projects on the zodiac or the bible – but this time turned ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a name in marker. Labels have a name in marker.)
One of the greatest Cannonball Adderley albums from the Riverside years – a completely smoking live date recorded in San Francisco, often with long tracks that really let the group open up and do their thing! The lineup here is that classic one that first grabbed attention – the group ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, wrinkles inthe back paste-on, and a small split on the bottom seam.)
An undated Cannonball Adderley live set – but most likely from the early 70s, given that the group features electric keyboards by Mike Wolf, bass by Walter Booker, and drums by Roy McCurdy. The album has the group opening up a lot more than on Cannon's live sets for Capitol – playing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has waviness & stains due to moisture along the bottom 4 inches.)
Once again, Cannon proves that it's not the song, it's the singer! This set of tunes from the hit musical Fiddler On The Roof should be schmaltzy – but thanks to the quality of the group (a great sextet with Nat Adderley, Charles Lloyd, Joe Zawinul, Sam Jones, and Louis Hayes), and thanks to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has wear, taped seams, aging & a touch of pen. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)
Cannonball Adderley's enroute to a great jazz legacy here – stepping out in a groove that begins to show some of the soul jazz modes he was forging at the end of the 50s – a great change from the straighter bop styles of his early years! The lineup here is a wonderful early expression ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A totally great set by Cannonball Adderley – one of his funkiest albums ever, recorded live at Operation Breadbasket under the supervision of Jesse Jackson, and a session in which the band is cooking a lot more than on some of their other albums from the time! The set grooves hard with some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some moisture staining along the opening, with some minor seam splits.)
A nice double LP expanding on Cannonball's swingin' Japanese concert set issued as Nippon Soul, adding dates from the same concert tour. Featuring one of Cannonball's best groups from the 60's, with Joe Zawinul on piano, brother Nat on cornet, Sam Jones on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic funky soul jazz playing by Cannonball and one of his great groups, caught live in San Francisco, with a nice hard groove that you don't always get in their studio recordings. The record includes a stellar 11 minute version of "The Jive Samba", one of Cannonball's greatest track, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing. Cover has some wear & a split spine.)
A smoking live set from Cannonball Adderley – one recorded in a space between his famous concert albums for Riverside and Capitol Records – and equally as great as any of them! The group's got a slightly unique lineup – in that Charles Lloyd is in the combo on tenor sax – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark album – even if it was the only session that Cannonball Adderley ever cut for Blue Note! The album was recorded at a time when Adderley was working with Miles Davis – and as such, the session features a group that includes Miles, blowing in a cool tone that's a perfect ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Prime material from Cannonball and David Axelrod – and despite the biblical leanings of the title, the record is pretty darn funky! As they did for the Zodiac, Cannonball and Adderley take a trip through a host of cultural milestones – stopping along the way to turn each one into a new ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear & a cutout hole.)
With Sonny Fortune on alto, Larry Willis on piano, Walter Booker on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums. Includes a great version of "Book's Bossa" – plus "Blue Autumn", "Tallahassee Kid", "Fifth Labor Of Hercules", and "For Duke & Cannon". LP, Vinyl record album
A lost chapter in the David Axelrod/Cannonball Adderley tradition – and one of Nat's best albums from the 70s! Nat's funky trumpet sits nicely in moody arrangements by David Axelrod and Jimmy Jones – and the group features electric piano by George Duke, plus guest playing by Cannonball ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stone killer from Cannonball Adderley's funky brother – one of the best soul jazz sets ever cut by Nat Adderley, and one done with a smoking 60s Atlantic Records groove! Nat's blowing trumpet throughout – and working in 2 different groups – one a larger ensemble with a tight ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, a split top seam, and a half split bottom seam.)
A period score, but one with plenty of groovy touches – a masterpiece of 60s film scoring from the great John Addison! Addison's music for the famous Tony Richardson version of Tom Jones is every bit as playful as the images on the screen – with only marginal aesthetics of the period ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
King Sunny Ade & The New African Beats —
Authority ... LP Atom Park (Nigeria), 1990. Fair ...
Album features 7 tracks: "Alase Laiye Alase Lorun", "Majo Ronyinroyin", Kile Ni Mo Se", "Opa Ki Ipa Agogo", "KSA Ma Wo Won Loye","Yio Pe Leti Omi" and the side-long "Chief Dr Raymond A Dokpesi". LP, Vinyl record album
Adele's got a whole host of talents on board this time around – from Danger Mouse to the Filmharmonic Orchestra – but the lady's still out front of the pack, looming proud and large with that trademark voice that's managed to endure well into her twenties! Titles include "Hello&quo ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of many fine records cut for the Jamey Aebersold label of jazz improvisation/instruction albums – and one that features some excellent piano work by Dan Haerle. The piano is all acoustic, but it's got a freely soulful feel that makes the album way more than just a jazz instruction album ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seminal sounds from the On-U Sound label – and a record that perhaps provides one of the most lasting illustration of the label's genius! African Head Charge work in this unique blend of Jamaican dub, British post-punk electronics, and some earthier textures that might be more at home in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Long-lost material from one of the coolest groups on the UK scene in the post-punk years – a wealth of unreleased tracks from the mighty African Head Charge – a group whose sound perfectly defined the legendary On-U Sound record label! The tunes are often quite spare and stripped-down ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredible work from the obscure African Music Machine – a southern funk combo led by bassist Louis Villery – a legendary batch of funky singles, finally brought together as a full album! The band has a very unique sound that involves a lot of rolling bubbling basslines, spacey organ ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic treasure from the early days of hip hop – a special mix that's made completely from rare Afrika Bambaataa/Zulu Nation dub plates and acetates – cut together here by Jimmy Jim, with a feel that's just like stumbling into some South Bronx party back in the day! The limited ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent work from this totally sweet west coast Latin combo – a wonderful group who mixed Latin percussion with piano and vibes – in a manner that's similar to some of Cal Tjader's best Verve work of the 60s! Some tracks also make nice use of flute or alto sax – creating a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has a split top seam and a name in pen on back.)
A great step forward for the Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra – even better than their previous album, and a set that beautifully mixes together jazz, Latin, and African elements into one seamless groove! Percussionist Masta Conga is at the head of the group – leading the ensemble with a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
After All —
After All ... LP Out-Sider (Spain), Late 60s. Near Mint- (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
Timeless psychedelic dancefloor grooves from Berlin-based quintet Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers! Liquid Love has a pretty unique sound, blending danceable soul jazz and Afro Funk-inspired rhythms & winds with vintage organs & synths – making for a cool mix of moods! It's playful ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rasta Dub 76 ... LP Grounation/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1976. New Copy ...
It's hard to get better than this when it comes to dub – core sounds from the mighty Agrovators, working with production from Bunny Lee, and sweet mixdown at King Tubbys! The instrumentation is fantastic – more than great enough without even the larger studio processes that really send ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A much-needed look at the untapped musical legacy of Eden Ahbez – the west coast mystic who's best remembered for delivering the song "Nature Boy" to Nat King Cole (legendarily walking in barefooted during a recording session!) – but who also made a range of other great music ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pair or hazy, abstract records by Ahnnu – World Music and Perception – in 2LP package from the adventurous Leaving label! World Music is a previously cassette-only set with remixes by Matthewdavid, Andrew Pekler, Nerftoss, Fumitake Tamura (aka Bun), and EMV. Perception is a loosely ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Olli Ahvenlahti —
Bandstand ... LP Love/Svart (Finland), 1975. New Copy (reissue)...
Sweet keys from 70s Finland – a great little set that's filled with jazzy work on electric piano and clavinet! Keyboardist Olli Ahvenlahti has a touch that's as warm and soulful as some of his counterparts on the American fusion scene – an approach that's not nearly as jamming or rock-i ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent session of breezy jazz from Finland – and one of the most obscure albums from fusion legend Olli Ahvenlahti! Olli's playing acoustic piano here, and the vibe is more acoustic than some of his work from the 70s – but in a really great way, as Juhani Aaltonen serves up lots ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Olli Ahvenlahti —
Poet ... LP Love/Svart (Finland), 1976. New Copy (reissue)...
Olli Ahvenlahti's a poet on the keys – one of the most soulful players in the 70s Finland scene, heard here on one of his greatest albums ever! The record's got a glowing grace that's really wonderful – part CTI-inspired electric fusion, without as much jamming as other European work ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Diluvium ... LP Long Hair (Germany), 1973. New Copy (reissue)...
Ainigma may never have hit the big time, but that doesn't stop the group from rocking the hell out of this obscure recording from 1973 – a record that's equal parts prog and hard rock – with some incredible guitar and organ throughout! The tracks are all nice and long – side two ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An essential session from the Threadgill/Hopkins/McCall trio from Chicago. The album features long compositions in the group's best tradition – and a good mix of out playing with more spiritual concepts, in a strong AACM tradition. Titles include "Chicago Breakdown", "The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tremendous album from Air – recorded in their native Chicago, but one of the landmark 70s sessions on Japan's Why Not label! The trio is in wonderful formation here – very focused, with a sharpness that you don't always get in some of their other recordings – a perfect balance ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic AACM material from Chicago, strangely issued on Arista, but produced by Michael Cuscuna with all the care of a small-label session. The classic lineup of Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, and Steve McCall is firmly in place – and they band interacts with a sense of humor and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Airto's greatest records ever – a really hard hitting batch of tracks that mix sharp-edged fusion lines with some earthier Brazilian percussion touches – all in a way that nicely steps off of Airto's first few American releases, and warms the groove up with a nice dose of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest, grooviest albums you'll ever hear from the legendary percussionist Airto – a set that mixes his own Brazilian roots with the electric genius of 70s CTI – all with stunning results! Airto's in the lead – and blows some beautiful wood flute lines alongside ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A soaring set of grooves from one of the world's greatest percussionists – a standout set as a leader from Airto, and a key set in his wonderful run of work from the 70s! The album's still got the loose, free feel of Airto's earliest work, and isn't nearly as crossover-oriented as some of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little fusion set from Airto – recorded in a mode that's a great bridge between his acoustic roots and some of his smoother albums in years to come! The sound has some key electric elements here – bits of bass, guitar, and keyboards – but there's still a strongly acoustic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
King Dauda Epo Akara & His Awurebe Experts —
Iya Alakara ... LP Awurebe (Nigeria), 1983. Good+ ...
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(Cover has some wear & splitting with notations in pen. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)
An obscure quartet date from Toshiko Akioshi – done at a time when she was mostly working with Lew Tabackin in their big band! The set features Lew on tenor and flute, Lynn Christie on bass, and Albert Heath on drums – and titles include "What Now My Love", "Meditation&qu ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A unique small group session from the 70s – a decade in which this famous pianist was mostly playing with her big band! As you'd guess from the title, all the tracks are originals by Toshiko – and the group is a quartet, with Steven Huffsteter on trumpet, Gene Cherico on bass, and the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very heavy stuff from guitarist Jan Akkerman – almost more rock than jazz, with a hard-on jamming style that was the heaviest the European scene had to offer at the time! Some tracks have a bit of funky rhythm, but the real focus here is on the guitar – not only the jamming electric, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy wear on the bottom seam and some sun bleaching on front.)
Guitarist Jan Akkerman bridges many worlds here – deftly stepping between spare acoustic guitar modes and some much more dynamic electric ones – but all with a sense of care and vision that really makes the record come together! The set begins with a few themes from John Dowland, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album