Unreleased work from Friedrich Gulda – the Austrian pianist who's known equally well for his classical and jazz recordings – including a run of fantastic albums for the MPS label! This set follows very strongly in the mode of those great records – as Gulda's leading an ultra-hip ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the most beautiful albums Friedrich Gulda ever recorded for MPS – a wonderful session that features key solo work from players who include Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, JJ Johnson on trombone, and Sahib Shihab on flute and baritone sax! The work has a somewhat serious feel, but isn't ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Seedy LA postpunk with roots rock swagger – an underground masterpiece! Fire Of Love is legendary in indie and punk circles for being on of the earliest records to go full bore with mix of raw punk drive with blues and country swagger – certainly not the first example of those styles ... (Rock) read moreCD
Mats Gustafsson/Ingebrit Haker Flaten/Paal Nilssen —
Thing ... CD Crazy Wisdom (Sweden), 2001. Used ...
A brilliant trio recording from Sweden's Mats Gustafsson – and one of the best recordings on his newly-launched Crazy Wisdom label! The set's a power-trio with Gustafsson blowing on alto and tenor, with drum and bass accompaniment from Flaten and Nilssen-Love – and it features 4 ... (Jazz) read moreCD
We love our Buddy Guy here in Chicago – and this set cut for Vanguard, one of his first full solo albums with his own band will always be a favorite! Buddy's late 60s sound was as charismatic as he'd always be, but there's an understated approach to his lead that's really wonderful, and hits ... (Blues) read moreCD
A live trio side recorded at the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, in July 1989, with Don Cherry and Ed Blackwell. 8 numbers in all: "The Sphinx", "Art Deco", "Happy House", "Lonely Woman", "Mopti", "The Blessing", "When ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Charlie Haden & Carlos Paredes —
Dialogues ... CD Antilles, 1990. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Way more than just a set of musical dialogues – as the record features duets between Haden's bass and the Portuguese guitar of Carlos Paredes – in a sound that's quite different than anything we might have expected! Paredes' instrument has some distinctly folksy overtones here – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A key trio date for pianist Al Haig – material recorded on one day in 1954, but which eventually saw release as two different albums on two different labels! The group here features Haig on the keys, alongside Bill Crow on bass and Lee Abrams on drums – and although half the material ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A nice modern jazz set led by Chicago drummer Dana Hall – a pretty powerful and energetic set that holds you riveted with getting overbearing – a very impressive balance of heated group playing and solos and a measured passages! The group includes players that have worked together in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of Jim Hall's most compelling albums from the 70s – a mix of lightly swinging tunes and more complicated numbers, recorded with some of his best partners from earlier years! Chet Baker is on trumpet, Paul Desmond is on alto sax – and the rest of the group includes Ron Carter bass, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A work of understated brilliance from guitarist Jim Hall – and one of our favorite records by him! The setting is simple – Hall plays live with a trio, on a set of familiar standards – but the results are remarkable, as both Hall and the rhythm section manage to bring a hell of a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Jim Hall's working here beautifully with trumpeter Tom Harrell – a player whose spacious tones are a perfect match for Jim's open, airy phrasing on the guitar – all supported beautifully by rhythms from Steve LaSpina on bass and Joey Baron on drums! Harrell plays mostly flugelhorn on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The best music from Anthony Hamilton in years – one of the brightest beacons of the modern soul scene standing out as brilliantly as ever on Back To Love! You get the feeling that the plan was to go all out with this album, not the Hamilton didn't put his all into past few records. That ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Chico Hamilton —
Arroyo ... CD Soul Note (Italy), 1991. Used ...
A really great later set from Chico Hamilton – one that has the drummer working entirely solo, but handling a range of different percussion! The album's one of the most compelling since some of Hamilton's early 70s experiments with sound – and it features Chico on gong, slapaphone, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of Chico's classic recordings for Impulse, and a weird batch of tracks that have an off-beat sound to them that's hard to categorize. The group includes Ernie Hayes on organ, Arnie Lawrence on alto, Larry Coryell on guitar, and a guest appearance by Archie Shepp on piano. Tracks include " ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Massively groovy work from Chico Hamilton – one of his standout swingers for Impulse Records in the 60s, and a set that really showcases all the changes in music he'd made for the decade! The set features some wonderful reed work from Jerome Richardson and Charlie Mariano, plus some ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Chico Hamilton's always been one of those musicians who never lost his groove, even in later years – and although this set isn't as groundbreaking as some of his key work from the 50s and 60s, it's filled with plenty of great moments – especially some key guitar and flute lines styled ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Chico Hamilton —
Trio! ... CD Soul Note (Italy), 1992. Used ...
Not the perpetually-suntanned 70s actor George Hamilton, but the great 50s/60s country singer whose work really helped bridge some audiences at the time! George isn't as well-remembered these days as some of his contemporaries, but he recorded some great work back in the day – and this huge ... (Folk/Country) read moreCD
Two incredible soundtracks from early Woody Allen films – but as comically charming as the movies themselves! Marvin Hamlisch really outdid himself for the score to Bananas – working at a level that's much more whimsical, and much less staid than some of his better-known Hollywood ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Classic 70s southern soul from Roy C – a brilliant follow-up to his excellent Sex & Soul album, but a great little record that more than stands on its own! Although Roy's roots are in New York City, his sound here is one that echoes strongly with the changes going on down in the Memphis, ... (Soul) read moreCD
A budget-looking CD – but an essential slice in the career of the great Slide Hampton! Hampton was one of the great American players who departed for Europe during the 60s – and his work on the continent was some of his most fruitful ever, breaking him out of his harbop origins, and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Herbie Hancock further expands his cosmic vision in this groundbreaking album of free-flowing fusiony tracks – a record that really steps up his range of keyboards, mixing in both acoustic and electric pianos, mellotron, and even a bit of spacey moog from the legendary Patrick Gleeson! The ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A lyrical masterpiece from the young Herbie Hancock – and a record that's really special for so many different reasons! First, the songs are really long and open – even more so than some of Hancock's other work – with a quality that's balanced between his soul jazz roots, and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The future is now! Or at least it seemed to be back in 1983 when Herbie teamed up with Bill Laswell to record this classic album of computer-driven keyboard grooves! Whatever you might think of the music, the record was a genius move for Herbie – who was kind of flopping around in a number ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An all-star effort from Herbie Hancock – like his previous record, a set that's filled with guest appearances from really dynamic range of talents! This collaborative change in Herbie's later years is a real surprise, and it's definitely helped him explore music with the sort of freedom to ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Essential set that brings together all of Herbie's key transitional recordings for Warner Brothers! Herbie started his years for the label playing in a more straight-ahead funky style – with perennial sample fave recordings like "Wiggle Waggle", "Fat Mama", and "Tell ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An excellent session that was one of Herbie Hancock's first free-flowing fusion records of the 70s! Herbie's playing Fender Rhodes with a sound that's at once cosmically beautiful, soulfully fragile, and spacily grooving – and he gets some excellent accompaniment from an all-hip group of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Acoustic magic from Herbie Hancock – proof that he wasn't only cutting electro records in the 80s! The set's got a fluid, open feel that's a bit like some of the VSOP Quintet work – although the group here is slightly different, with Hancock on acoustic piano, Ron Carter on bass, and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An incredible record – and virtually the blueprint for countless other keyboard records to come! At the height of his 70s powers, Herbie really takes off into space with this set – moving away from more commercial music, and hitting a groove that's totally righteous, totally electric, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A very sweet, and oft-overlooked session that has Herbie mixing a nice dose of lyricism into his usual soul jazz approach from the 60s! The sound's a bit farther-reaching than on some of Herbie's smaller group sessions – and the record features a sextet that includes Ron Carter, Mickey Roker ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Herbie Hancock is certainly Takin Off at this point in his career – stepping into the limelight with an excellent batch of soul jazz tunes, including the first recording of his classic "Watermelon Man", the one track that probably put all his kids through school! Although that one ... (Jazz) read moreCD