Nicole Henry's a hell of a great singer – a vocalist with talents equally well-tuned to jazz and soul styles, both of which are balanced nicely in this set! The album's got a hip small combo sort of feel – mostly piano trio instrumentation, with a bit of guitar or keyboards at times ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Ken Hensley & Live Fire —
Live!! ... CD Hear No Evil/Cherry Red (UK), 2013. Used 2 CDs ...
Ex Uriah Heep. (Rock) CD
Ken Hensley & Live Fire —
Trouble ... CD Hear No Evil/Cherry Red (UK), 2013. Used ...
A tremendous run of music from composer Hanz Werner Henze – an overlooked modernist from the post-war years – and arguably as important to 20th Century music as better-known names like Boulez, Stockhausen, and Berio! This beautiful package brings together all of Henze's recordings for ... (Classical) read moreCD
Not just a best of the Heptones, but a collection of the music that would provide the template for so many rhythms throughout the history of reggae. Leroy Sibbles and crew lay down sweet harmony soul and some of the finest rhythms around in this collection of early reggae, for a number of ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Great work from Woody – not as funky as some of his other 70s albums, but still a really excellent album with a much better sound than you'd expect! The group's filled with young hip players – most of whom we don't know, but who play with a lot of soul – and even Woody's pretty ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Patrick Hernandez looks a bit silly on the cover here – almost like some 70s reject for the role of Doctor Who – but the album's got a tight disco groove that's right in keeping with his other work from the time, and with the French club scene from which he sprang! Some of the best ... (Soul) read moreCD
Legendary Toots & The Maytals singer Toots Hibbert meets legendary Memphis producer Jim Dickinson – and the best session players that city has to offer! Toots was always reverent of greatest southern soul, so this effort is anything but forced. Toots tackles material by Otis Redding, Al ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Vocalist Al Hibbler gets some of the coolest backings of his career – some great arrangements from the young Gerald Wilson, who makes the music swing in ways that Al never got back in the 50s! The tune's got a sharp, soulful sparkle that really comes from Wilson's great charts – ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
A trio set with Hicks on acoustic piano, plus bass by Walter Booker and drums by Idris Muhammad – the three of them stretching out in that soulful mode of the best work on the Theresa label. Features three Hicks' originals, "Naima's Love Song", "Mind Wine", and "Peanu ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Del, Souls Of Mischief, Casual and Pep Love return for a damn fine new full length. As if you need us to tell you, the Hieros are one of Cali's longest running crews – and Full Circle is, for the most part, a pretty laidback affair. Pep Love really seems to kind of stand out as the leader ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A really great one from Sean O'Hagan and crew – a set that has some of the tighter, warmer songs of Gideon Gaye, but which also shows a bit more experimentation on the instrumentation – in ways that make for plenty of great tracks that almost feel like outtakes from the Pet Sounds and ... (Rock) read moreCD
A rare British album from soul singer Rosetta Hightower – an artist who's probably best known for her 60s Cameo sides as part of The Orlons, but who sound almost better here as a solo act! The record's got a soaring, buoyant sound that's really great – one that's clearly inspired by ... (Soul) read moreCD
Remarkable modern jazz, from one of the most unique voices in the genre! Hill's piano work and compositions fall into a category of their own, working outside the limits of predominant bop sound, but not quite falling into the world of free jazz that rules the avant scene. This outstanding Mosaic ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print. In nice shape – save for one bit of aging on one corner of the booklet.)
Forget the stupid name – because this is a great set! The album was recorded in Germany during the mid 90s, but with a very groovy feel that sounds like some of the classic Verve and Blue Note sides from the 60's! There's a cool vibes/piano sound, and some of the cuts have guest vocals by ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Go ... CD CBS/Epic, 1987. Used ...
Includes the albums Johnny Hodges & His Little Band, Ellingtonia 56, Duke's In Bed, The Big Sound, Side By Side, Not So Dukish, Blues A Plenty, and The Smooth One – some hard to find records on CD! (Jazz) CD
OK, so the title's a bit misleading – as Hodges never used to be "Duke", just played with him – but the record's a great one – really sharp set of standards from the mid 50s, played with a tightly moving focus! The small group settings includes Ellingtonians, plus the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Classic Billie Holiday for Verve – sad, blue-tinged, and recorded with great small combo backing – in a mode that really updates the sound of her initial recordings while still keeping the best elements intact! Players include Oscar Peterson, Alvin Stoller, Barney Kessell, and Ray ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Some of the best 70s soul ever recorded! This wonderful set collects together the complete early 70s work of the Holland-Dozier-Holland team – the mighty Motown trio who formed their own Invictus records at the start of the decade, and who released a number of great singles under their own ... (Soul) read moreCD
A wonderful album of southern soul from Loleatta Holloway! Case in point is the amazing cut "Cry To Me", which has these insane banks of "weeping" guitar that send chills down our spine! The cut was written by Sam Dees, who also penned some other fine material for the album ... (Soul) read moreCD
A funky holy grail – one of the rarest of the rare, and the only album ever cut by funky guitarist Carl "Sherlock" Holmes! Carl's work on the guitar is incredible – fast riffing and jazzy, with a style that's dirtier and messier than some of his 70s jazz funk contemporaries, ... (Soul) read moreCD
Honey & The Bees —
Dynamite! ... CD Jamie/Guyden, Early 70s. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A great girl group from Philly! Honey & The Bees were a very soulful quartet, with a sound that was much more in keeping with some of their male harmony contemporaries than the usual all-girl pop group. They had a real talent for putting together a song, and the 14 tracks on this new reissue ... (Soul) read moreCD
Spacious, open duets between drummer William Hooker and saxophonist Liudas Mockunas – recorded live, and in a way that really builds up the sound in slow, thoughtful passages throughout! Hooker's at his most subtle at the start of each selection – almost tentative in the way he feels ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Dark-edged, long-form improvisations from the duo of William Hooker on bass and Thomas Chapin on tenor – recorded in the early 90s in New York, but done with a freewheeling sound that really carries on a loft jazz legacy! Chapin's definitely got an ear for some of the rawer, more exploratory ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Not an all together inappropriate title on this CD! Monsoon is basically a single, nearly 50 minute live untitled session slowly propelled by William Hooker's pounding drum work, Lee Renaldo's trademark hissy electric guitar effects washing over, and Roger Miller's electric bass and looping ... (Out Sound) read moreCD
A great collection that brings together 2 of the last albums ever issued by piano genius Elmo Hope – both of which are overflowing with original tunes in Hope's best modernist mode! The style here is a bit more far-reaching than some of his other work from earlier years – not ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of Elmo Hope's best trio sessions from the west coast – featuring 7 original compositions, plus one standard, played by a group that includes the excellent bass player Jimmy Bond, and drummer Frank Butler. Oddly, the session was also one of David Axelrod's first production efforts – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The last work ever recorded by pianist Elmo Hope – one of the most brilliant modernist talents of his generation, right up there with Monk and Herbie Nichols for sheer inventiveness. We've always loved the long sinuous lines he spun on piano, though Hope spent most of his career in obscurity ... (Jazz) read moreCD