Massively heavy sounds from A Bolha – a Brazilian group who were previously known as The Bubbles, and backed up Gal Costa during the Tropicalia years – but who work here in a fuzzy, bassy groove that's totally great – definitely an heir to the headier sounds of the UK scene at the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A later live set by the pioneering funk-steeped punks A Certain Ratio – a surprisingly terse set that finds the group operating as a well-oiled machine! It's compiled from cassette recordings that the group culled on its 1985 US tour, apparently when they were opening for New Order – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Her first LP, produced by R Kelly. 11 tracks, plus the intro and a bonus remix of the single "Back & Forth", also includes the title track, "No One Knows How To Love Me Quite Like You Do", 'Street thing", "Old School" and "I'm Down". LP, Vinyl record album
Album ... LP Atlantic, 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
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(180 gram vinyl pressing on Polar. Cover has small cutout hole.)
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
Alhaja Queen Salawa Abeni & Her Waka Moderniser —
India Waka ... LP Kollington (Nigeria), 1984. Good ...
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(Cover has some wear and pen. Label has marker.)
John Abercrombie —
Arcade ... LP ECM, 1978. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
A record full of rich tones and cascadingly lyrical lines – and a set that features the wonderful pairing of John Abercrombie's guitar and the piano of Richie Beirach! Beirach seems to ground Abercrombie even more than usual – still letting John have those atmospheric qualities in his ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice little tribute to Boston boy Charlie Mariano – done by the Berklee School Of Music, at a time when the group included John Abercrombie on guitar, Yasuo Arakawa on bass, Alf Clausen on French horn, and Ernie Watts on sax and flute! Herb Pomeroy directs, and titles include "Iberian ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mostly split bottom seam and some ink stamps on back.)
Alhaja Mutiat Amope Omo Abioro —
Mamser ... LP Mut Iganmode (Nigeria), 1989. Very Good ...
One of the earliest Muhal Richard Abrams sessions for the Black Saint label – and a set that's filled with unusual musical moments! The tracks here are somewhat freer than some of Abrams' work to come – almost in the looser creative improvised mode of the first generation AACM – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A large group session from pianist Muhal Richard Abrams, but one that often has enough of a quietly individual feel to warrant its "view from within" title! The players are very well balanced here – often given a bit of direction, but usually playing free – although still ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Muhal Richard Abrams featuring Malachi Favors —
Sightsong ... LP Black Saint, 1976. New Copy (reissue)...
A fantastic record – and one of the warmest, most soulful sets we've ever heard from Muhal Richard Abrams! The album features Muhal's piano alongside the bass of Malachi Favors – a really unique duo outing that unlocks a whole new side of both players, especially Favors, who really ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early 80s recording for Black Saint, performed in New York with a group that includes Craig Harris, Baikida Carroll, Abdul Wadud, Janette Moody, and Andrew Cyrille – among others. The pieces are all larger orchestral ones, and feature more of Abrams' complicated scoring for ensemble passages. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful album of spare duets that recalls some of our favorite work by Muhal from the 70s! Abrams solos with a wide range of emotions and colors, working around soulful basslines from Cecil McBee that bring out the warmer side of his playing. All tracks are long, and titles include "Roots ... 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
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
Spare, soulful work from reedman Idris Ackamoor – recording here in a set of duets with pianist Hakeem Muhammad – in a manner that's a bit more free than some of Idris' other records, but no less spiritual! Muhammad's command on the keys is bold and spirited – at some points ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the few French groups to record for BYG during the legendary years – and a very free jazz showcase for the tenor talents of the great Philppe Mate. The record has kind of a post-ESP feel, with cello, piano, and tenor interacting freely – and fiercely – in a manner that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Arthur Adams was one of the many excellent west coast session players of the early 70s – and if you check the notes on some of your favorite California soul albums, you'll find that you've probably heard his guitar an awful lot over the years! As with some of the other Fantasy albums of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam with a few strips of clear tape.)
A wonderful collection of small group material from tenorist George Adams – a musician who really took the mantle from John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders, and continued to spin out some very spiritual sounds well into the 80s! This set captures George at a key point in his career – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pepper Adams —
Julian ... LP Inner City, 1975. Near Mint- ...
A great quartet date – nice and laidback, with plenty of room for Pepper Adams to open up on his deep-toned baritone sax! The group features Walter Norris on piano – and titles include "Ad Astra", "Jirge", "Spacemaker", and "Three & One". LP, Vinyl record album
An overlooked gem from Pepper – with piano by Roland Hanna, bass by George Mraz, and drums by Billy Hart! Titles include "Reflectory", "Etude Diabolique", "Claudette's Way", and "That's All". LP, Vinyl record album
Pepper Adams never fails to blow us away in a small group setting – and here, on a killer quartet date from the early 80s, he really wins us over all over again! The album's one of those great ones from Adams – in which he's really let loose to open up and blow some extended, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Strong dancefloor funk from ADC Band – one of the tightest combos of their generation, and a group who manage to skirt the worlds between 80s club and more jamming funk. There's a much smoother sound here than the group had in their roots, and the focus here is on plenty of bass and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Massive funk from the ADC Band – some lesser-known cats from the early 80s scene on Atlantic Records – but a group with a sense of soul and power that knocks over most of their contemporaries! For those who've ever doubted the influence of P-Funk on the rest of soul music, you only ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tracklist sticker, a promo stamp, and a small spot of price sticker residue.)
Heavy dancefloor funk from ADC Band – grooving in a bass-heavy mode that almost seems like a mainstream take on P-Funk – but which also has some really great mellow soul elements on the mellower tunes! There's a great ensemble Detroit groove going on overall – and as an added ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tracklist sticker & a promo stamp.)
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
A great lost chapter in the Cannonball/David Axelrod story! The record features Cannon's classic quintet performing some longer, more serious works with orchestral backing – and the sound is vaguely similar to some of Axelrod's "high concept" work for Capitol. The record features ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title's a bit of a mouthful, but a good description of the way Cannonball was presented in the years before his soul jazz groove firmly kicked in! The "hi fi" is a bit overstated – as the album's pretty much of a straight jazz record, featuring Cannon blowing lead solos in a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split bottom seam, partially split top and some writing on the back.)
Sweet funky 70s work from Cannonball Adderley – a record that has him revisiting older tunes from his early soul jazz years – but in ways that give them a whole new electric vibe overall! The album's actually Cannonball's last full studio set, but it's also one of his greatest too ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Cannonball Adderley's first albums – recorded for Savoy way back in 1955, and done with a free and open style that's a nice contrast to his tighter sides for Mercury! The album's very relaxed – that hardbop blowing session mode that Savoy virtually pioneered – letting the ... 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 and RVG stamp. Cover has a crease on one corner and a small split on the top seam.)
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
Tracks recorded back in 1955 as two separate albums and reissued here on this 2LP set. Adderley and his alto sax are joined by Donald Byrd on trumpet, Nat Adderley on cornet, Jerome Richardson on tenor sax and flute, Horace Silver on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the all-time great ones by Cannonball! This record captures him in the prime of his early soul jazz fame – working with an unbelievably heavy quintet that featured Bobby Timmons on piano (with Barry Harris sitting in on a few tracks), Sam Jones on bass, Louis Hayes on drums, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label pressing, with microphone logo and deep groove. Cover has completely split seams, with clear tape on the top & bottom seams.)
If you ever needed a key example of the genius of Cannonball on Capitol Records, this tight little set may well be it! The record's got all the best elements of a Cannon classic firmly in place – production by David Axelrod, electric piano by Joe Zawinul, and some tremendously soulful work ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has an ink stamp on back.)
Mod 60s all the way – as the film stars Michael York, Rita Tushingham, and Lynn Redgrave! The score is by John Addison, and actually more than half of the numbers are vocal ones – featuring the girls singing in series of whimsical tunes that are sort of a 60s take on the Merry Old ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, aging and splitting top seam.)
King Sunny Ade's first major label LP, that helped him bring his juju music to the world. The blueprint of juju's laid down hear, with loads of intertwining guitar lines and tallking drums chattering away in a driving but never-too-busy fashion underneath. Includes "Sunny Ti De Arya", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Nigerian pressing on Sunny Alade. Cover has some wear.)
A set of 8 classic Horace Silver tunes – recorded by a trio that features Kenny Barron on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Al Foster on drums – and issued as part of the Jamey Aebersold jazz instruction series! Think of the record as Kenny Barron tribute to Horace Silver – with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second Horace Silver album on Jamey Aebersold – with Kenny Barron on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Al Foster on drums! Titles include "Peace", "Nutville", "Gregory Is Here", "Jody Grind", and "Song For My Father". LP, 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
(Includes the instruction booklet. Cover has light wear.)
Two different trios – one with Ronnie Mathews on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – the other with James Williams on piano! Titles are lots of great Woody Shaw numbers – including "Moontrane", "Little Red's Fantasy", "Katrina ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The swaggering, hard grooving and hard rocking debut of Aerosmith! While "Dream On" gets as much or more rock radio play than any song should ever need, it's actually pretty easy to overlook just how good the rest of the record is. They may borrow the bluesy swagger of the Stones and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing with the larger group photo cover.)
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
Rocks ... LP Columbia, 1976. Very Good ...
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(In the textured cover. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
African Music Machine —
Black Water Gold ... LP Soul Power, 1972/1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
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
Grooves unlike anything else you've ever heard in your life – an assortment of mid 70s tunes from Mahmoud Ahmed, the second grooviest Ethiopian artist, next to Mulatu! Ahmed's sound is a lot more out there than Mulatu's – less funky and jazz-based, and more in the mode of snakey ... 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
(Cover has edge wear. Labels have small stickers.)
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
One of the trippiest albums we've heard from Delmark in recent years – a really creative session from bassist Jason Ajemian, and one that links the label's avant jazz work to some of the deeper sides of Chicago's indie scene! Ajemian is free to work without any sense of genre or convention ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early 80s album from Turkish legend Edip Akbayaram – served up in a style that's more keyboard-oriented than some of the guitar-based Arabesk rock of the 70s – but in a mode that's still pretty darn trippy overall! The keyboards have an approach that's maybe a bit more understated, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent contemporary combo from Finland – but one who are right at home on the Jazzaggression label, which mostly issues rare gems from years past! The sound here is plenty classic – and recalls that great 70s moment on the European scene when the best groups were aware of 60s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies deluxe sleeve release, with download.)
A wonderfully intimate set from pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi – quite different than her bigger band records of the 70s, but equally great in its own way! The album's a great throwback to the earliest days of Akiyoshi on record – as it has the pianist really opening up in a trio setting, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A lesser-known gem from this mighy orchestra – with contributions from Bobby Shew on trumpet, Rick Culver on trombone, Gary Foster and Dick Spencer on alto, and Tom Peterson on tenor. Titles include "Sumi-E", "Hang Loose", "Quadrille Anyone", and "A 10 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kamuran Akkor —
Kamuran Akkor ... LP Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)...
One of the coolest Turkish singers we've heard so far from the 70s – an artist who's maybe a bit more funky and a bit less fuzzy than some of her contemporaries – blessed with a heavenly vocal style that's often set to these very groovy arrangements! The language is beyond the reach of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Surprisingly great work from Steve Alaimo – hardly just the album of simple twist covers that you might expect, although there's definitely a twisting vibe to the record too! Like some of the better twist-related projects of the early 60s – particularly those from soul and R&B ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some edge wear, a few light creases, and the die-cut on back removed.)