Forget that you can't understand the language, forget that you may not have heard the style before – this music is amazing, and completely captivating right from the start! Rita Abatzi has this incredibly moving voice that goes way beyond the barriers of language or culture – quite ... 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
Amazing stuff from Ahmed Abdul-Malik – one of the early 60s most enigmatic jazz talents! Malik was Thelonious Monk's bassist for a few years, but by the time of this record, he was working in a very sophisticated cross-cultural mode – pulling together many different strands of jazz and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
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
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
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
(Orange label Duke pressing! Not the 50s pressing – lighter than that – but doesn't say ABC anywhere either.)
A tremendous debut from Ace Spectrum – a harmony quartet who never cracked the charts as much as some of their east coast contemporaries, but who were every bit as great as the bigger names on the east coast scene! The album's got a soaring sound that's strongly influenced by Philly, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An obscure album by this great southern soul singer who recorded earlier for SSS International. Johnny's voice is still in great form, with a deep rich warmth that works quite well, despite some more modern instrumentation. The arrangements are by Wardell Quezerque, and production is by Senator ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An obscure late 50s gem from Pepper – a stripped-down quartet session that has him blowing in a very open-ended mode – quite a difference from some of his more tightly arranged sets! The feel's a bit like Pepper's work with Donald Byrd, but even more openly swinging – played by a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some staining and torn paper due to moisture and a few spots of tape along the top and bottom seams, one of which has started to split.)
A gem of a session from both players – and one of the long-lost sides on the short-lived Metrojazz label from MGM! Adams and Knepper head up a soulful group that features Wynton Kelly on piano (and a bit of organ!), Doug Watkins on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. The real charm, though, is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – with deep groove! Cover has some wear, aging, and old tape over some splitting seams.)
Adams & The Starshine Band —
Island Delight ... LP Adams & The Starshine Band, 1978. Near Mint- ...
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(Cover appears to have been signed by the group on back.)
A very unusual repackaging of Cannonball's Lush Side album for Mercury – served up here in a late 60s package for the Power Records label. The original's a wonderfully mellow set of ballads recorded by Cannonball, with orchestral backings by Richard Hayman. The album's typical of the kind ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A set that's right on target, right from the start – and one that has the young Cannonball Adderley really coming into his groove! The set's a lot more soul jazz-oriented than some of Cannon's records from a few years before – played by a rock-solid group that includes brother Nat ... 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
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cutout hole.)
Beautiful early work from Cannonball Adderley – and a record that's quite different than most of his better known sets from the time! The album's more spare and stripped-down than usual – with Cannon's alto in a quartet alongside Bill Evans on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Connie Kay ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing. NOTE – Cover is heavily stained and peeled on the bottom half,with a split bottom seam. Labels are stained.)
Classic funkiness with David Axelrod producing, and lots of funky electric piano by Joe Zawinul. Recorded live, when the group was at their best, and with 2 LPs worth of great originals – many by Zawinul. Titles include "Alto Sex", "Lonesome Stranger", "Wild-Cat ... 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
(63rd street pressing with deep groove, with RVG stamp. Cover has some wear and the back paste-on has some aging.)
One of the coolest, baddest, funkiest albums Cannonball Adderley ever recorded – a massive suite of tunes based on the signs of the Zodiac, produced to perfection by David Axelrod, and featuring some hip recitations from the mighty Rick Holmes! The double-length set is completely compelling ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real treat for Cannonball Adderley fans in the years after his passing – vintage live material recorded in 1960, right at a time when Adderley was really finding his groove! The lineup here features a classic quintet – with brother Nat on cornet, Victor Feldman on piano, Sam Jones on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really unique little album from Cannonball's all-great late years at Capitol – a session that features some strong influences from Brazilian music – "The Happy People" – and production from the legendary David Axelrod! The mix makes for a really unique little record ... read moreLP, 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
(Cover has heavy edge wear, splitting on the spine, and a promo ink stamp on back.)
Nat Adderley —
Hummin' ... LP Little David, 1976. Near Mint- ...
A really brilliant little record from Nat Adderley – one that shows him shaking off the groove gotten from brother Cannonball, and finding some great space all on his own! The setting here is tight and funky – at a level that's a bit more arranged than a small combo soul jazz session, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tracklist sticker.)
Lanrewaju Adepoju —
Aye Toto ... LP Lanrad (Nigeria), 1985. Very Good- ...
Seminal 60s surf sounds from Adrian & The Sunsets – a smoking little combo who've got a razor-sharp sound on both tenor sax and guitar! The group work here in this cool echoey spacey – that key early Cali way of recording a combo like this that made all the instruments sound so ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Aerosmith's second album – and a prime slab of badass mid 70s rock – coming close to, maybe even equalling Toys In The Attic as ultimate Aerosmith badassery! It's got a tighter, puncier sound their debut – courtesy producer Jack Douglas – who would continue to produce ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some light wear.)
Aesop Rock —
Labor Days ... LP Def Jux/Block Block Chop, 2001. New Copy 2LP (reissue)...
Aesop's poetic genius shines like florescent lights in the basement – pessimistic, hopeful, and fierce, reflecting on the evil repetitiveness of day to day labor in the city of New York. Critically acclaimed from the get go, this one-time Def Jux release is now an indie hip-hop classic. 4 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of great rock albums on the early 90s – bringing raw, complicated carnality to the angsty rock scene of the time, and a record that pretty much cemented the band's repututation! This 2014 special edition is a 3LPs, 180 gram vinyl box set – with loads of early demos! Comes with a ... 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 killer album of Afro Funk – with a very unusual origin! In the wake of Manu Dibango's big hit (and some kind of failure to register the copyright), many many versions of "Soul Makossa" were recorded and released, some good, some bad. This album is a good example of that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A distant star in the Earth Wind & Fire galaxy – and the only album by this sweetly grooving group that owed a lot to the EWF sound! The record's produced by Verdine White, executive produced by Maurice White, and even features a bit of guest vocals by Philip Bailey – and the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve. Cover has light edgewear, a bumped corner and some marker scribbling near the top.)
Olli Ahvenlahti —
Poet ... LP Love/Mr Bongo (UK), 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
Killer reissue that combines both of the albums that Airto recorded for Buddah in the early 70s! The records were done with the help of Flora Purim and Hermeto Pascoal, plus Sivuca and Dom Um Romao – and they both boast perfect production, and just the right mix of Brazilian instrumentation ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Airto's unique Brazilian fusion style meets the electric funky genius of CTI – and the result is a killer album of long tracks with a far-reaching jazzy groove! The album takes off a bit from Airto's work with Return To Forever – no surprise, since Chick Corea and Flora Purim are on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Airto's best albums ever – and one that we never tire of hearing! There's a sublime quality here that steps perfectly right off of the percussionist's groundbreaking work with Quarteto Novo! Airto's joined on this set by Hermeto Pascoal – also from the Quarteto Novo group ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Spacious and earthy fusion from Airto – a record that departs nicely from earlier work, yet still keeps all the best elements intact! Airto's percussion work is firmly at the core of the set – giving it a nice acoustic base to work from, while also adding in touches of electric guitar ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Akido ... LP Mercury, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ...
An obscure Afro Funk combo from the early 70s – produced by Ronnie Lane of The Faces, who may very well have been inspired by Ginger Baker's love of the style! The record's got some pretty heavy guitar work, and there's lots of funky rock running through the grooves – so those African-i ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some moderate wear. Vinyl has a short click on a couple of tracks.)
Alan Parsons Project —
I Robot ... LP Arista, 1976. Very Good Gatefold ...
Hard-swinging big band material – with a heavy emphasis on drums! The album is a suite of six tracks – all written by either Manny Albam or Ernie Wilkins, both of whom arrange the groups on the set – really letting them open up nicely on the album's longish tracks. Manny and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and half split seams.)
A double vinyl set of top-notch Alchemist beats – the third in his Rapper's Best Friend series of instrumentals! Includes "The Red Carpet", "Shut The F*** Up", "Get It Forever", "Black Cocaine", "The Myth", "Trap Door", "Give ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautifully bold session from trombonist Mats Aleklint – a player we don't know well at all, but who really steps out on this set as a leader for Moserobie Records! The sound is a bit looser than most of the recent work on the label – not entirely free, but nicely without any strong ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A soul jazz masterpiece – and one of the rarest albums on the Jazzland label! Tenorist Joe Alexander has a mean, raw tone on the set – clearly influenced by the early 60s soul jazz generation, but also with some nicely off-beat tones that give him a really unique feel. He's backed ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original orange label deep groove pressing – very nice overall, save for a mark that clicks on one track. Cover is great!)
Monty Alexander's first album – "presented by" Les McCann, and one that features McCann's core rhythm team of Victor Gaskin on bass and Paul Humphrey on drums. The tracks are short and uncomplicated, played in a soul jazz mode that's quite similar to McCann's albums from the same ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear, a partially split top seam and a bumped corner.)
One of the few albums ever cut by this incredible tenor sax player – a wonderful talent that we only know from a handful of records – all of which we love! This date's got a bold sound that very much lives up to its cover, and Alexander's placement on Prestige's New Jazz label – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album by this excellent all-female San Francisco jazz combo – a live date that's even more cooking than their debut! As before, there's a sweetly breezy style to the record – that hip SF sound of the 70s – with echoes of Braziliana and soul amidst the group's jazzier ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Timeless, sun-toasted LA psych from The Allah-Las – a chiming, dreamy little guitar rock gem on the Innovative Leisure label! There's some garage-charged numbers, and on the fllipside of that approach, there's some surprisingly delicate numbers – plus some swaggery, late 60s Stones-y ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic kitschy biker material from Davie Allan and The Arrows – one of the best-ever groups to play on schlocky soundtracks during the 60s! There's lots of guitar and lots of fuzz – and guessing from the photos of the movie, the music was the best thing about it! Toddler Mike Curb ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the grooviest albums from this Ohio pianist – recorded at the towering Christopher Inn in Columbus! The album includes a great side-long "Medley From Jesus Christ Superstar", with some nice funkier moments – and a swinging take on "The Look Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear and a small pen squiggle.)
An excellent record from the short heyday of this wonderful singer – done with arrangements from Johnny Mandel! LP, Vinyl record album
(Record is nice. Cover has light wear and some tape on the seams.)
Henry Red Allen —
Mr Allen ... LP Swingville/Prestige, 1962. Very Good ...
A later session of trad revival tunes – with Allen on trumpet, plus vocals on 2 tracks, and a laidback trio that includes Lannie Scott on piano, Jerry Potter on bass, and Frank Skeete on drums. Tracks include "There's A House In Harlem", "I Ain't Got Nobody", "Sleepyt ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Bluesville pressing. Cover has some wear, a split spine, and Status stamp on back.)
Henry Red Allen with JC Higginbotham & Edmond Hall —
Very Great ... LP Rarities (Denmark), 1974. Near Mint- ...
A great little record from Rance – recorded in 1980 on his return to Stax after a stint at Capitol. The set's got a really wonderful feel – all the deep soul of Rance's early albums for Stax, mixed with some of the bubbling touches he picked up from working with Larry Mizell at Capitol. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Steve Allen tickles the ivories in a pretty nice small combo set – recorded with a group that includes Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Milt Hinton on bass, Urbie Green on trombone, and George Barnes on guitar. Tunes are mostly swing and sweet – and are recorded in a subdued style that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The cover's a bit hokey, but the album's a rock-solid session from Steve Allen – proof that he could be a very capable jazzman when needed! The recording's a live one – which makes for more spontaneous energy than some of Allen's more fully-arranged dates of the 50s – and the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original color bar pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam held with pieces of clear tape, some overall wear, and a sticker spot on one corner.)
Maybe the best album we've heard from Tony Allen in years – a really compelling set that still holds onto all the elements we love in his music, but which also introduces all these great other bits as well! The sound's never unfocused or confused – and instead, it kind of allows Allen ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tony Allen & Afrika 70 —
Progress ... LP Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy (reissue)...
An Afro Funk classic – killer solo work from Tony Allen – originally known as the drummer for Fela during his key years – stepping out here on his own with the Afrika 70 band! The album's a monster all the way through – every bit as great as any of Fela's 70s classics, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Landmark material from the legendary Nigerian percussionist! NEPA is a great little album from Tony Allen – recorded in the mid 80s, but with a chunky groove that's very much in the style of his 70s Afro Funk work! The title track is one of Allen's best cuts ever – a really anthemic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Allman Brothers at their best – and a key 70s set that may well have the group working at their peak! All their best southern roots are firmly tied together here – not just the country-touched approach to rock that was the group's calling card, but also their ties to some of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Original 10" LP featuring the second set of historic duets between Brazilian guitarist Almeida and the great LA alto player Bud Shank. This is the stuff that supposedly ended up back in Brazil and inspired the wave of musicians involved in the bossa nova momement. It's been repackaged a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has very light wear and a spot where an old sticker was removed.)
A landmark set of recordings cut for the Pacific Jazz label in the early 50s, and supposedly a major influence on the early bossa artists in Brazil! The tracks were cut by a quartet led by LA altoist Bud Shank, and featuring Brazilian guitarist Laurindo Almeida, who was living in LA at the time. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very groovy album by Laurindo Almeida – one of his best bossa cookers in a swinging 60s mode! The album features lots of great acoustic guitar from Laurindo, but spun over fuller arrangements by Lex De Azvedo, Clare Fischer, and Dick Grove – all of whom get that right sort of jaunty, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Yekte ... LP Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy ...
Unusual sounds from Alpay – an artist who perfectly shows the unique east/west crossroads that ran through the Turkish scene of the 70s! At one level, Alpay's as Western as you might guess from his look on the cover – and attempts here to serve up rockish tracks aimed at the mainstream ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The genius of this set is summed up in the tune "Magic Trumpet" – perhaps one of the best estimations of Herb's talents we could think of! The tune, like the entire album, is a fluid bit of magic that takes an older brass-driven mode into the far groovier styles of the 60s – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Barry Altschul/Paul Bley/Gary Peacock —
Virtuosi ... LP Improvising Artists Inc, 1967. Very Good+ ...
A cool contemporary score from Italy – but one that feels like horror greats from the late 70s and early 80s! The instrumentation here is mostly in an old school electric style – keyboards and guitars that echo the music of Goblin, but at a level that's often more spare and less ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Colored vinyl with bonus CD – limited to 333 copies!)
Rodrigo Amado with Peter Evans —
Live In Lisbon ... LP No Business (Lithuania), 2014. New Copy ...
A great live album recorded in collaboration with the studio-based Freedom Principle album by this same group – done in Lisbon just two days before the studio session! The sound here is a bit more intense – a heady brew of the tenor of Rodrigo Amado, trumpet of Peter Evans, cello of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 copies.)
Ambergris ... LP Paramount, Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
A genre-busting batch of tunes from Ambergris – a group with styles that range from Memphis soul, to New York Latin, to some of the heavier sides of the underground rock scene of the time! The ensemble features Latin Soul maestro Larry Harlow on piano, organ, and percussion – working ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album