A classic pairing of the guitar of Earl Klugh and the keyboards of Bob James – and a set that really makes some great steps forward out of a blend of the acoustic and electric sounds from each player! Earl's strings sound especially nice over James' Fender Rhodes – but even cuts with ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has very light ringwear and a bit of pen on one corner.)
A lasting 70s classic from Frederick Knight – easily his best-remembered album, thanks to the legendary title track! The set's got a slow-burning, deeply soulful feel all the way through – one that takes Knight's high-end vocals, and backs them with some bottom-burning instrumentation ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This is a massively overlooked album! Not only is it a great late-sixties take on Exotica, but it's also got some funky grooves and nice jazzy soloing, ala Sound Gallery or Sound Spectrum material. It's almost like the Chicharrones album, by the Latin Gents, if you know that one – and ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Konitz plays alto, and Mitchell plays bass and a bit of piano – on titles that include "I Love You", "Night & Day", "I Love Paris", "Love For Sale", and "It's All Right With Me". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
A magic carpet ride of funky soul from Kool & The Gang – classic Open Sesame from '76 – one that took the group to a higher level! It's not as rawly funky as some of the group's earlier albums, but they do still bring it, just with a cooler spirtual vibe that we never expected ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Way more than just a "boogie" album – as you might think from the title – and much more a hard-hitting batch of funky tunes, mixed with some even cooler laidback numbers! The album follows heavily off the style of Wild & Peaceful – mixing together the group's older ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a mark from sticker removal.)
A beautiful little record from Tony Kosinec – a lesser-known songwriter from the late 60s scene, and one with a pretty unusual sound as well! Tony originally hails from the UK, but was working in Canada at the time of this set – and the album's an unusual blend of folksy roots with ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Future funky fusion – courtesy of keyboardist Pavel, set to stunning production from Dego of 4Hero! The album crackles with the energy of 4Hero's best work – that magical popping approach to the groove that took London long past the drum and bass sound, into the 21st Century scene that' ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
With Tommy Koverhult on tenor and flute, Bobo Stenson on piano, Ove Gustavsson on bass, and Leroy Lowe on drums. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Peter Kowald & Barry Guy —
Paintings ... LP FMP (Germany), 1984. Very Good+ ...
Duets between these two important European avant bassists – featuring tracks dedicated to the paintings of Rene Magritte, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, and Joseph Beuys. Titles include "La Robe De L'Avonture", "Paintings", "Das Schweigen Von Marcel Duchamp Wird ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Very light surface marks from heavy inner sleeve – but a barely-played copy!)
A groundbreaking record from Kraftwerk – a set that unified the 70s worlds of analogue electronics and prog rock – yet somehow managed to set the scene for a whole new sound to come! The album's a treasure all the way through – slow-building, and with beautiful bubbling moments ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great work by a great singer – the far under-recorded Irene Kral, a lovely lady who really bridges a number of different camps in the vocal jazz world! At one level, Irene's got the coolness of a Christy or Connor, but at another, she's got a more open, swinging, and soulful style – ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent session of vocals cut by the lovely Irene Kral, with backing by Al Cohn, who leads a small group that includes Zoot Sims, Jimmy Raney, Hank Jones, and Charlie Persip. The "Steve" in the title is Steve Allen, who wrote a number of tracks on the session, and who also appears ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful little solo record from synthesizer legend Bernie Krause – best known as half of the legendary Beaver & Krause team, but stepping out here on his own after the untimely early death of Paul Beaver. The album was one that was initially conceived with Beaver, but recorded after ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and a stain on the spine.)
Melodic underground rock from the mid 70s Louisville, Kentucky scene – with some spaced out, slow building electric groove steeped in the psyche scene of years earlier, but also a nice way with melodies, harmonies that remind us a bit of things the Who were doing at that time (although ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)
Krokodil ... LP Second Battle (Germany), 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold (reissue)...
A beautiful solo set from Steve Kuhn – recorded in the mid 70s, with an even more careful, thoughtful tone than some of his other albums of the decade! Steve's piano is captured in a warmly intimate setting – somewhat echoey at points, and spinning out with these captivating lines and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a sticker spot.)
Kurtis Blow —
America ... LP Mercury, 1985. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
It's the mid 80s, but this later Kurtis Blow LP still has a couple of all right cuts, like "If I Ruled The World", "Super Sperm" and "AJ Meets Davy DMX", plus 8 more, including "Summertime Groove", "AJ Is Cool" and 'Respect To The King". (Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
We loved The Kutimangoes last time around, but we love them even more on this sweet second set – a record that, as the title implies, was recorded in Burkina Faso, with a killer sound that really opens up their groove! The music is Afro Funk at the core, but has lots of jazz inflections ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of his best albums, and just about the hardest to find, of his Prestige sides. David Newman, Blue Mitchell and Grant Green provide a nice front line, over Kynard's great funky vamping and a spry rhythm section featuring electric bass as some of this Prestige sides did in the late 60s, and hard ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare session by the LA organ player Charles Kynard! Kynard's one of our favorite talents on the keys, and the set's made even better by the presence of tenorist Clifford Scott, who's cutting one of his few jazz sessions here away from the Bill Doggett group. The rest of the group features Howard ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A lot raunchier than La Wanda ever was as Aunt Esther on Sanford & Son – recorded live, with all the cuss-words and off-color situations she can muster! The cover alone is worth the price of the album – with La Wanda pregnant in a doctor's office, insisting that she's a virgin ... (Comedy/Spoken) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest albums ever by Labelle – known especially for the massive funky title cut, which has been an in-demand groover for years! "Moonshadow" begins with a nice funky piano intro, then rolls into a 10 minute groove that's really tasty – filled with lots of jazzy ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a cutout hole, ring & edge wear, half split bottom seam, and some light cup ring stains.)
Steve Lacy —
Ballets ... LP Hat Art (Switzerland), 1982. Near Mint- 2LP ...
One album of solo soprano sax – another with a group that features Bobby Few on piano and Fender Rhodes, Steve Potts on alto and soprano, Irene Aebi on cello and violin, Jean Jacques Avenel on bass, and Oliver Johnson on drums and percussion. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Steve Lacy's legendary Argentinean recording – one of his boldest moments of the early years, and the start of a long history of superb work away from the American scene! The group here is quite unusual – as players include Enrico Rava on trumpet, Johnny Dyani on bass, and Louis Moholo ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Steve Lacy —
Solo ... LP Enanem (UK), 1972. Near Mint- ...
This record is pulled from 2 concerts by Lacy at the "disaffected church" belonging to the Chene Noir Theatre Group in Avignon in 1972. Both shows consisted of Lacy playing solo on his soprano saxophone. Songs named after or dedicated to Charlie Parker, Franz Kafka, Elias Canetti, Gil ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in great shape!)
Steve Lacy —
Troubles ... LP Black Saint (Italy), 1979. Near Mint- ...
Classic work from the Steve Lacy Quintet – the formative group that featured Lacy on soprano sax, alongside Steve Potts on alto, Irene Aebi on violin and cello, Kent Carter on bass, and Oliver Johnson on drums! The record's got a very artful feel – and really has Lacy moving past some ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy original pressing!)
Steve Lacy & Steve Potts —
Tips ... LP Hat Hut, 1981. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Steve Lacy works here with one of his best partners of the 70s – altoist Steve Potts – whose tone and phrasing always turns out to be a perfect match for Lacy's ideas! And the duet also get some great accompaniment from vocalist Irene Aebi – who's almost has more presence here ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little soundtrack that's got some really wonderful go-go tunes that have that hip 60s "jerk" style that was so big in French pop! Served up here in a rare Japanese vinyl pressing, too! (Soundtracks) LP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest soundtracks ever – an archetypal album from French composer Francis Lai, and a record that set the tone for countless other imitations to come – yet which is still the best! The groove here is really unique – a spare blend of bossa influences, jazzy organ ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two of the greatest French soundtrack composers ever – working side by side in this epic soundtrack for a late 70s film by Claude Lelouch! The story spans decades of French histories, and the style of the music follows suit – starting with early 20th Century danceband work, and moving ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later Italian pressing on Ciak. Shrinkwrap has a hole in back.)
Genius work from French composer Francis Lai – one of his greatest soundtracks ever, and done during the same period as Live For Life and A Man & A Woman! The feel here is very similar to the work of those films – and was also done for a project directed by Claude Lelouch – ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lake ... LP Columbia, 1977. Near Mint- ...
A crowning achievement from Lakeside – one of the key albums to link Ohio funk roots with a smoother LA groove – all served up in a way that had limitless influence for years to come! Bass is definitely at the head of these arrangements, but there's plenty of great guitar too – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)
Classic LA G-funk, in the best Solar mode, and with a pronounced Cameo influence. The funk is still pretty strong, but the sound's a little smoother than on earlier albums. Tracks include "Real Love", "Untouchable", "So Let's Love", "Turn The Music Up", ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Lupe's best from the 60s – a hard-driving session with loads of uptempo numbers, and some great heavy salsa arrangements by Hector DeLeon! Gone are some of the overdone numbers of other albums, and in their place are some highly percussive jammers that really keep the groove going ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross tradition lives on – in a smoking live set that features Indian singer Yolanda Bavan joining the group in place of recently-departed Ross! Bavan's ability to groove and improvise is every bit as great as that of Annie Ross – and she fits in nicely ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This is the stuff that the Chicago soul scene cut its teeth on in the 60s! Curtis Mayfield wrote a big batch of these tracks, Carl Davis produced, and the Major lays them down with a groove groove groove! Titles include "Monkey Time", "Come See", "Um, Um, Um, Um, Um" ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Cover has some wear & a small stain.)
The hardest to find of the Major Lance albums on Okeh – and an all-out dance party that features his hit "The Monkey Time", plus "Hitchhike", "Land Of A Thousand Dances", "Just One Look", "Watusi", "The Bird", and "Mama Didn't ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key moment in the west coast harbop scene – and one of the greatest early records from saxophonist Harold Land! The group's a really striking one – with the unique Dupree Bolton on trumpet, a great player that we really only know from this set – plus Herbie Lewis on bass, Frank ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an ink stamp and some smudges on back.)
Great work by a player we've always loved – but who rarely gets his due! John LaPorta had one of the sharpest altos of the 50's, but for some reason, his talents were not nearly as recognized as those of similar players like Lee Konitz and Charlie Mariano. His earlier work with Mingus has ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing with deep groove.)
Billy Larkin & the Delegates —
Don't Stop ... LP World Pacific/Liberty, Mid 60s. Very Good ...
Tight funky organ work from Billy Larkin and his hard-swingin Delegates combo! This stuff was the west coast equivalent of New Jersey organ combos – and you can bet your bippy that Billy & Co were blasting loud out of every jukebox on Central Ave during the 60s. This album's still got ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has some wear and a half split top seam. Label has some marker.)
One of Billy Larkin's early tight little records, with his excellent organ combo The Delegates, and their trademark hard guitar and keyboard sound. Lots of nice groovers, including "Hot Sauce", "Hot Toddy", "Soul Beat", "Little Mama", and their version of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little record from Denise – very different than earlier Westbound work, and in a smooth modern soul style that's really nice! The album kicks off with the stellar title cut – "Here I Am Again" – which has kind of a Barry White-like groove, with sweeping strings ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Probably the funkiest record the Last Poets ever cut – with lots of heavy bass and drums, and a harder soul groove than on some of their other records. The lyrics take off from the style of the Blue Thumb records, and the drumming of Bernard Purdie provides a good foil for the group's jazzy ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest Yusef Lateef albums on Atlantic Records – and that's saying a lot, given the high level of quality he was hitting at the label! The album's a perfect blend of the newly-funky Lateef style with some hipper, more sophisticated touches – a mode that hints at his bigger- ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Yusef Lateef's most fantastic records, and an album that grooves in a way that few of his other ones do. Recorded live in 1964, this material was part of the same session that comprised the classic Club Date LP, which included the track "Brother John" (not on this album). This ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing, with Van Gelder/Stereo stamp. Cover has wear on the top seam.)
Lateef & The Chief aka Maroons —
Ambush ... LP Quannum, 2004. Near Mint- ...
Lateef The Truth Speaker of Latyrx and Chief Excel of Blackalicious team up for the long-awaited and overdue Maroons full length – another rock solid set on Quaanum! Quaanum is well known for being an album-oriented label, and Ambush is another winner. The rhymes are measured and well slung ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pure genius from the legendary Latimore – and a record that's a perfect illustration of the way the man could effortlessly mix blues roots, southern soul, and a whole new Miami groove for the 70s! The record is easily one of Latimore's best – and has these vocals that grab us right ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is lightly stained and wrinkled on the spine half.)
The Latin Percussion posse hits the Montreux Jazz Festival – in a sweet little set that offers up a live take on the label's hard-hitting sound! The group's a stripped-down combo that features Tito Puente and Patato Valdez on lead percussion, with backing by a trio of younger players that ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real move forward in the career of Stacy Lattisaw – an album that has her coming across with a much more mature feel than before, even though she was still quite young at the time! The record's got an unabashedly poppish sensibility, but one that also has some of the more complicated modes ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album by this hip funky rock combo – with a flanged out 70s groove that reminds us a bit of Average White Band, a bit of Hot Chocolate (the British group). The best cuts have funk in the forefront – with plenty of basswork and wah wah guitar. The rest of the album's more of ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
8 tracks of mostly drums and drum machine – with no titles – from Vincent Lawrence aka Virgo. Pretty much put together as tool for house and club DJs in it's day, this set is equally appealing on its own, as an excellent snapshot from the heyday of Chicago house. (Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
One of Hubert Laws' funkiest records for CTI – recorded with a full group funky style that's plenty darn great, and a lot harder-hitting than some of Hubert's more laidback sessions for the label! Arrangements are by Bob James and Laws – working here with a large batch of players who ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hubert Laws —
Family ... LP Columbia, 1980. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
Wonderful sounds from Hubert Laws – and like some of his best CTI work of a few years before, a set that really goes way beyond any easy expectations! There's moments of ambition here that really link the record to Laws' CTI sides – that mix of fuller arrangements and higher-concept ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Massive early work from Hubert Laws – and a set that really shows some more the more Latin and soul sides of his talents! Tracks here have a tight punch throughout – with some great New York 60s rhythms that feature a young Chick (then called "Armando") Corea on piano, then a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most sublime Hubert Laws albums for CTI – a set that features his incredibly soulful flute work floating over these beautiful large arrangements by Don Sebesky – all ticked by some sweet electric piano from Bob James! The sound is perfect – that balance of soul and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Moody work from one of the most groundbreaking flute players of the 70s – and a real standout in the legendary catalot of CTI Records! Hubert Laws was not only richly talented, but he was also capable of a large number of styles – and this double-length set for CTI has him moving past ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album