David Axelrod —
Heavy Axe ... CD Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1974. New Copy ...
A great back-to-basics solo album from the legendary David Axelrod – cut in the mid 70s for Fantasy Records, after higher-concept projects like The Auction and Messiah! This set gets right to the core – and focuses on the funk currents that were always part of Axelrod's larger ... (Jazz) read moreCD
It's great to see that David Axelrod's finally getting his due – and this reissue of material from Fantasy is one of the first reissues of his work in the US! Most cuts here are much more jazz-based than Axelrod's higher-concept material under his own name for Capitol in the late 60s – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Spine has a cutout notch.)
David Axelrod/Cannonball Adderley —
Messiah ... LP RCA, 1971. New Copy (reissue)...
David Axelrod takes on Handel's Messiah – and the result is an amazingly complex set of music – very similar to his earlier albums on Capitol Records, and his Warner work with the Electric Prunes! If you love the Axe, you'll find plenty to love here – spare, dark orchestrations, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Axolotl (aka Karl Bauer) —
Telesma ... CD Spooky Action, 2005. Used ...
One of the most sweetly jazzy albums ever recorded by Kevin Ayers – a set that almost has him moving in the more progressive direction taken by Soft Machine after his departure! As on other solo Ayers albums, David Bedford had a strong hand in the arrangements – but his approach here ... (Rock) read moreCD
Kevin Ayers, Brian Eno, John Cale, Nico & others —
June 1, 1974 ... LP Island, 1974. Very Good ...
A British art rock jam session, more or less, pulled together by Soft Machine bassist Kevin Ayers, who recruited Eno, John Cale and Nico, former bandmate Robert Wyatt, the enigmatic Rabbit (John Bundrick) on keyboards – more well known for his work with the Who – plus Mike Oldfield on ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK pink rim pressing. Cover has some edge wear and a few creases.)
One of Roy Ayers' biggest albums ever – and also one of his deepest, too! The whole thing's an incredible album of mellow jazzy soul – and it shows Roy at the crossroads, perfecting his earlier funk style with a sweet mellow R&B edge, getting a bit slicker, but still staying on the ... (Soul) read moreCD
An oft-overlooked funky soul gem from the incredible Roy Ayers – taking turns with both uptempo material and more smoothed out soul sounds – all done with Roy's trademark jazzy approach to the dancefloor! No Stranger To Love is a sly, and often funky set that deserves to be mentioned ... (Soul) read moreCD
Seminal early funk work from Roy Ayers! The record catches him at that perfect point when he was turning from a straight jazz player into a sinister force in 70s funk – and the group on the session includes super-hip soul jazz giants like Charles Tolliver, Sonny Fortune, and Harry Whitaker, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best early soul albums by Roy Ayers! Roy's working here with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Edwin Birdsong, William Allen, Harry Whitaker, and other hip players – a perfect crew to forge Roy's unique blend of jazz and soul. This is perhaps the first record to really have Roy stretching out ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, splitting and marker.)
Albert Ayler —
Bells ... CD ESP/Get Back (Italy), 1965. Used ...
A seminal live set by a young Albert Ayler – an unusual one-sided record that featured only 20 minutes of music, performed with an intensity that harly leaves room for complaints about the shortness of the album! The single track "Bells" was performed at Town Hall by Ayler with a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The 1st-ever issue of this rare set from 1964 – an early example of the genius of Albert Ayler, recorded in The Netherlands for a small audience in a Dutch radio studio! The setting is a wonderful one – a mix of the live freedoms that would really let Ayler stretch out – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Late greatness from Albert Ayler – two Impulse albums back to back! New Grass is one of the last albums that Ayler ever recorded – and one of his most memorable! The record shows Ayler at the crossroads, filled with emotion and meaning, struggling to convey his message to a lager ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A seminal Albert Ayler session from the 60s – recorded at the legendary Judson Hall with an incredible sound! There's a bold, righteous feel to this record that possibly even tops other Ayler classics for ESP – and the spacious setting makes the notes echo, rebound, and come back ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing with 5th Avenue address in a Riverside Drive cover. Cover has ligth surface wear, a small bend on one corner, and a bit of pen on back.)
Stunning live recordings from Albert Ayler's European tour of late 1966 – during a peak creative period for Ayler – while working with an incredible group! This excellent CD captures them in Stockholm for Swedish radio on November 10, 1966 – followed by an equally well ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Classic early material by Albert Ayler, recorded in New York in 1964, but originally issued only in Europe! The session features Ayler with the obscure trumpeter Norman Howard, plus Henry Grimes on bass and Sonny Murray on drums – and has all the crackle and imagination of Ayler's ESP ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, a promo sticker, and some light wear.)
An album of straight jazz vocals from Hawaiian singer Ethel Azama – an artist who's perhaps better known for her more exotic Liberty album with Martin Denny, but who's working here in a much straighter mode with backings from the great Marty Paich! Paich is at the height of his powers here ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Soaring and soulful work from Geraldo Azevedo – a nearly lost treasure from the mid 70s, but a record we'd rank right up there with the best from Lo Borges or Milton Nascimento from the time! As with those two, there's a blend here between intimacy and majesty – simple, poetic lyrics ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A really unusual group, with a sound that's certainly the sum of its wonderful parts – but also different in ways you might not expect! The lineup is excellent – the legendary Dave Holland on bass, Lionel Loueke on guitar, Chris Potter on tenor and soprano sax, and Eric Harland on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fenix ... LP Far Out (UK), 2016. New Copy ...
The legendary Azymuth rises from the ashes – on this, their first record after the passing of keyboardist Jose Roberto Bertrami – with a sound that takes us back to the amazing cosmic funk of their first few albums in the 70s! The new keyboardist, Kiko Continentino, has a sound that's ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ken Davis —
Echo Rock ... CD Eagle (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s/1999. Used ...
B Bumble & The Stingers —
Nut Rocker ... CD Rendezvous/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ...
Totally great sounds by a group who weren't really a group at all – just a name for an ongoing series of recordings on the LA scene of the early 60s – which resulted in the smoking instrumentals included on this set! There was no real "B Bumble & The Stingers" – but ... (Rock) read moreCD
An amazing record – one that we love to death over the years – and which never lets us down! There's a darkness here that goes way past any simple cliches you may have associated with the band – a haunting feel that transcends most of what they were ever capable of in later years. ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
BAB are the "Big Apple Band" – and although from Virginia, they've got more than enough funky grooves here to challenge the best of mid 70s New York! "Party & Get Down" is a sweetly smooth groover – a bit of warm club in the mix, thanks to some slight strings ... (Soul) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Very groovy work from one of Sweden's hippest jazz singers! The recordings on the set capture Alice Babs in her early years, singing with the Swe-Danes trio – a group that featured Alice on lead vocals, plus male support by violinist Sven Asmussen and guitarist Ulrik Neumann – both of ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Luis Bacalov —
Django ... CD Alhambra (Germany), Early 70s. Used ...
A dark little western soundtrack from Luis Bacalov – one that's quite brooding overall, despite a rather catchy vocal tune on the title! There's some very odd instrumentation here – watery piano lines, floating bits of guitar, off-tuned strings – all used at different intervals, ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A mighty western from the legendary Luis Bacalov – one that's got a very weird use of instruments on the theme! The title to "L'Oro Dei Bravados" isn't that long, but Bacalov manages to fill the tune with odd harmonica, electric harpsichord, pan pipes, and jews harp – all in ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A great score for a great film – Fellini's 1980 City Of Women, a bizarre fantasy in which Marcello Mastrioanni finally gets his come-uppance from a horde of feminists! Bacalov is at his most playful here – scoring in a style that recalls all of the genius Nino Rota used in his work ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
One of the greatest soundtracks ever from Luiz Bacalov – a set that's filled with sex and slink, but which also has a great sense of groove as well – blending bossa jazz, mod moments, and all the best styles of the late 60s Italian scene! The music is mostly acoustic, but has a really ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two great cuts from one of the funkiest steel bands of all time! Bacao Rhythm & Steel served up a great version of "Love Like This" – one that starts with this bumping bassline that's totally wicked, and snapped with a breaking drum – setting up a groove that's almost old ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band take on two classics from the old school – both with their trademark mix of steel drums and funk! "Scorpio" is the classic jam from Dennis Coffey – taken in a way here that's completely different, as the drums take on the guitar parts – ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
An obscure and wonderful chapter in the career of Burt Bacharach – material penned for a 1967 TV musical starring Rick Nelson and Joanie Sommers – all of it perfect 60s Bacharach pop all the way through! The plot of the musical is a bit silly, but the performance isn't – tightly-c ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great early solo album from Wally Badarou – done before his bigger global records on Island, but at a point when he'd already had great work in the studio, helping out some of the key sessions on the Nassau scene at the end of the 70s! Wally's as much a singer as he is a keyboardist here ... (Soul) read moreCD
A great early solo album from Wally Badarou – done before his bigger global records on Island, but at a point when he'd already had great work in the studio, helping out some of the key sessions on the Nassau scene at the end of the 70s! Wally's as much a singer as he is a keyboardist here ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Erykah Badu —
Live ... CD Universal, 1997. Used ...
A surprising second album from Erykah Badu – a live recording, coming right on the heels of her first studio set – and showing that the girl's equally great without any added production work! The feel is warm, earth, and wonderful – intimate, and richly spiritual – as ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
A millennial classic from Erykah Badu – a set that came along right as the current century was starting up, to show a soulful path that would keep things strong for many years to come! The album grabbed a bigger audience than Erykah's first, but still kept things strong – really ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Badu is back with some of the deepest, funkiest and best music of her career – a mindblowing treatise for a New Amerykah – and what we'll consider an instant classic whether the world at large catches on or not! Erykah steps up this time with a set that balances the wilder impulses ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Sweet little single of this catchy number – featuring a guest appearance by Rahzel, who handles vocal percussion, bass, and effects. (Neo Soul) 12-inch, Vinyl record
Jeich Ould Badu & Ahmedou Ahmed Lewla —
Top WZN ... LP Sahel Sounds, 2009. New Copy ...
An amazing bit of Afro-futurism – as traditional instruments are presented in an electrified setting – percussion and keyboards joyously dancing together, but with a really raw groove! The keyboards are often stark and distorted – as pulsating as the percussion – and given ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Selda packs a heck of a punch on this late 70s set – a record that's still got all the wonderful elements of her previous three albums – that unique mix of folksy roots, protest themes, and nicely trippy production! Selda's holding an electrified version of the baglama on the front ... (Rock) read moreCD
Funky breaks and fuzzy guitars – one of the most amazing albums to come out of the Turkish scene of the 70s – and one with a sound that really defies categorization! Although the sweet image of a girl and guitar on the cover might make you think the record's a folk set, the overall ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Psychedelic folk-rock from the Turkish scene of the 70s – a real criss-crossing of styles, carried off with strong emotive effect by protest singer Selda! There's a powerful sound here that's completely without referent, but immediately gripping – a blend of familiar and strange ... (Rock) read moreCD
Serge Baghdassarians/Boris Baltschun/Alessandro Bo —
Strom ... CD Potlatch (France), 2004. Used ...
Not one filler track on this strong debut LP from one of the dopest female MC's ever. Beats by Primo, Guru, the Beatminerz, the Roots, Ski and others. With "True Honey Buns", "I Confess", "Word Play", "UKNOWHOWWEDU", "Three The Hard Way" with , ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An obscure trio from the early 60s, but one who play with plenty of soul jazz in their sound – thanks to some mighty heavy work on the key of the piano from leader Red Bahnik! Red's got this sharp attack and inherently rhythmic sound that would have been right at home on early 60s Prestige ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the few early albums as a leader cut by trumpeter Benny Bailey – a tremendous talent, finally getting his due! Bailey is one of the great unsung talents of jazz, and he's always made top-shelf work – from his early days with Quincy Jones, to his later years as an American ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Some of the most soulful jazz ever recorded for Columbia Records – 3 albums worth of material from the combo of drummer Dave Bailey! Bailey's probably best known for his work in the Gerry Mulligan group, but for a brief time at the start of the 60s he stepped out as a leader – working ... (Jazz) read moreCD