The second half of Bowie's Thin White Duke years in the studio – not as sublime as his Young Americans outing in Philly with Luther, but still surprisingly soulful nonetheless! The format here is much more compact – with a small group working alongside Bowie in an effort to create the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing, including printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear and a 3 inch rip in the opening.)
A brilliant soul album! That's right, we said SOUL album! Bowie was at the height of his Ziggy Stardust fame when this one was recorded – a drastic left-turn in styles, forged during a point in his American tour when he could take a break, head to Philly, plug in at the Sigma Sound Studios, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing with black labels. Cover has some edge wear.)
One of the excellent avant sides for Muse from the early 70's, and a record that features Lester Bowie playing in a number of different settings – all with a sound that's different from his Art Ensemble recordings, and from his work for ECM. One track has him playing a duet with pianist John ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most memorable of all sexy 70s album covers! Group features Mike Patto on keyboards and vocals – on titles that include "Shooting Star", "Waiting For A Miracle", "Loony Ali", "Gonna Work Out Fine", and "More Than Meets The Eye". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant 60s pop from the team of Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart – best known for their key early songwriting work for The Monkees, but a heck of a great duo on their own! Boyce & Hart have a sparkly, sunshiney sound that's very much a part of The Monkees generation – a beautiful ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the headiest albums from the team of Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart – as you might guess from the image on the cover! The album continues the playful quality of previous A&M sets, but also has a deeper feel too – a bit more soul on the vocals, which really comes through on the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful document of a very wild film! The album's a companion soundtrack to the musical score of Joe – and features star Peter Boyle speaking his mind on topics that include the economy, hippies, drugs, and drinking! The set includes a few of the vocal numbers from the film – ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seminal sounds from cornet player Bobby Bradford – a date recorded in the UK in the early 70s, but with all the free-thinking and imaginative energy as his best sessions in LA! The group pits Bobby's horn against three young modernists – Trevor Watts on alto and soprano sax, Kent ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very hip album that mixes gospel and jazz – recorded in 1968 as a tribute to Martin Luther King, but a set that more than stands on its own – at a level that's way different than the usual King tribute records! The album was put together by Jesse Jackson's Operation Breadbasket ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some edge wear & marker on front.)
Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim) —
Matsidiso ... LP Plane (Germany), 1981. Near Mint- ...
Heavenly work from one of the dreamiest groups of all time! The Brass Ring are a blend of sexy saxes and mellow rhythms – perfectly summed up by the album's cover, which has a picture of a blonde lying nude in a bed, bedclothes around her, ashtray off to the side, underneath the caption ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful set of alto improvisations that has Braxton moving through classic and original music, in a rich array of styles that clearly show his genius on the instrument. The double LP set is filled with great moments – like his readings of "Giant Steps" and "Along Came ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Braxton's most complicated works of the 70s – and one of the first times on record you can hear him composing for orchestra. The 3LP set features one long piece – titled with a graphic, like much of his work, written for four orchestras, in a manner that showcases some of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes book – and in great shape! Cover has a promo sticker.)
Quite free material from Anthony Braxton – the legendary Coventry concert, recorded with a quartet that features the excellent Marilyn Crispell on piano – plus Mark Helias on bass and Gerry Hemingway on drums! The sound here is a lot more open and exploratory than some of Braxton's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Anthony Braxton plays a host of horns on this powerful mid 80s set – a batch of numbers all based around his unique imagistic compositions! Braxton's reeds include alto, tenor, sopranino, and C melody sax – plus clarinet and flute as well – and other quartet members include David ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Anthony Braxton —
For Trio ... LP Arista Freedom, 1978. Near Mint- ...
This beautiful record features 2 different recordings of an extended piece that Braxton wrote especially for a trio ensemble – and one recording features Braxton with Henry Threadgill and Douglas Ewart, the other features him with Roscoe Mitchell and Joseph Jarman. Both recordings feature ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An obscure Japanese session from Braxton – very much in the mode of some of his Arista Freedom work, and recorded with a quartet that includes Masahiko Sato on piano, Keiki Midorikawa on bass, and Hozumi Tanaka on percussion. The album features four tracks notated by Braxton formulas – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Braxton recorded in a number of different settings, all of which are incredibly fruitful. Some tracks feature Braxton with Kenny Wheeler, Dave Holland, and Jerome Cooper; another has him with the core of the pre-WSQ, Oliver Lake, Julius Hemphill, and Hamiet Bluiett; and one has him playing those ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real treat – as Braxton plays work by Monk, blowing alto in a clean, clear, angular mode that echoes with a bit of Lacy, and shows some slight traces of Konitz as well. The group's a quartet – with Mal Waldon on piano, Bill Osborne on drums, and Buell Neidlinger making a surprising ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Anthony Braxton & Gyorgy Szabados —
Szabraxtondos ... LP Krem (Hungary), 1985. Very Good+ ...
A rather obscure side featuring Braxton collaborating in duets with Hungarian pianist and composer Gyorgy Szabados, performing Szabados' compositions "Dance Of Reanimaton", "Commendation To Our Women", "Lament" and "Szabraxtondos II". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
An overlooked Brecker Brothers gem from the end of the 70s – easily one of their most soulful sets from the Arista years, and a record that's got way more lasting power than the Cold War reference of its title! The Brecker's are still rooted in jazz here, but definitely step out with plenty ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tremendously soulful session from the late 70s P-Funk empire – sung by a group who were George Clinton's answer to Three Degrees, First Choice, and other female club trios of the time! The sound here is hardly as disco as those other groups, though – and there's plenty of funky ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful work from Julius Brockington – an artist that we know best from his early 70s funk albums, but who is working here in a gospel mode, with the Julius Brockington Ensemble – a very hip group of singers, with a righteous 70s approach to the music. The feel is almost in the mode ... (Gospel) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and promo sticker.)
Bob Brookmeyer & Teddy Charles —
Revelation! ... LP Prestige/New Jazz, 1954/1964. Near Mint- ...
A beautiful set of mellow modernist jazz from the unique talents of Bob Brookmeyer and Teddy Charles. The full LP brings together tracks from earlier 10" albums – and the music fits in with that rare breed of mid 50s experimentation that includes Gil Melle and Jimmy Giuffre. Brookmeyer ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has light wear.)
Albert Brooks' famous takeoff on the Music Minus One series – and a cracker of a comedy record, too! In addition to the title gag – which even includes a script and mirror so you can be the co-star – the record also features Brooks' excellent "Another Kooky Krazy Kall", ... (Comedy/Spoken) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderfully hip comedy album from the early years of Albert Brooks – very much in the spirit of the LA Warner scene of which Brooks was a part! The album's got some really great bits that show Brooks' off-kilter sense of humor strongly, in the same manner as early classic films like Real ... (Comedy/Spoken) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great stuff – and the kind of group that would be easy to overlook if the tracks weren't so good! The Brothers were clearly some sort of a studio project designed to cash in on the disco craze – and they included Bhen Lanzaroni on keyboards, who'd also recorded a bit on his own as a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brothers Johnson —
Blam ... LP A&M, 1978. Very Good Gatefold ...
Blam is right – an all-out batch of funky tracks from The Brothers Johnson – captured here right in the middle of their classic period with Quincy Jones! The Q's at the helm on production for the set, and the record's a great extension of their earlier efforts with the man – but ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
More hit magic from the Brothers Johnson – still working with Quincy Jones at this point, and virtually setting up the blueprint for jazzy soul in the 80s! Backings are by an all-star team, and Rod Temperton's helping out Quincy with arrangements – going for that snapping groove ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An all-star soul affair produced by Quincy Jones, and featuring the talents of studio greats like Harvey Mason, Billy Cobham, Toots Thielmans, Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, and many others – not to mention the Brothers themselves! We'll be honest, though, in saying that we really think it's the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A funky classic from the Brothers Johnson – sweet funky soul, done with a polish few could match! The pair are still working with Quincy Jones at this point, and the record's filled with lots of tight jazzy grooves that certainly show Quincy's touch – and which set the record apart ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Peter Brotzmann —
Alarm ... LP FMP (Germany), 1981. Near Mint- ...
An incredible record that's every bit as bracing as you might guess from the title – a real standout in Peter Brotzmann's catalog of the 1980s, and an album that returns him to the sheer raw power of his late 60s classics! Alarm is a live performance dominated by Brotzmann's composition of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Great original pressing!)
Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet —
Stone/Water ... LP Okka Disk, 1999. Near Mint- ...
An excellent issue of live material recorded by Brotzmann and some of Chicago's best players! The Chicago Tentet has sprung up as part of Peter Brotzmann's recent fruitful relationship with the Chicago underground jazz scene – and the group's gone on to have a life long past its initial ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title sounds like an old R&B song from the 50s, but the album's a searing collaboration between three of the boldest improvisers in 70s European jazz – Peter Brotzmann on reeds, Harry Miller on bass, and Louis Moholo on drums! Although Miller and Moholo can have warmer moments when ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the first great sessions from FMP Records in the 80s – and an album that really shows the creative growth at the label since its start! The music is played by a very hip trio – with Peter Brotzmann on e flat clarinet, tarogato, tenor, alto, and baritone – plus Harry Miller ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come —
Journey ... LP Passport, 1974. Near Mint- ...
By this point in his career, Charles has come a long way from his "Drifting Blues" hit of earlier years – but he's still one heck of a singer, and in a modern soul/blues format like this, it's interesting to hear him sound like singers like Mose Allison, on whom he had an undeniable ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Second volume pulled together in the early 80s of Brownie's remarkable work with a smoking quintet that would record some of the finest bop sides issued on the Emarcy label. He's working here with Max Roach, George Morrow and Richie Powell and either Sonny Rollins or Harold Land as Brown's foil in ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Absolutely burning live recording of Brownie's group co led with Max Roach, and also featuring Sony Rollins. This set features some the group's best playing, limited only by the mediocre sound quality of the recording. Great extended takes on "I'll Remember April", 'What's New", ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tasty stuff from Genie Brown – a strong vocalist with a deep soul voice, of the sort you'd normally hear on a southern soul album, but which is set up here in a pretty tasty LA milieu! Dee Ervin put together the whole set and also wrote a fair number of the songs – and the record ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker, light aging and a name in pen on the back.)
James Brown —
Hell ... LP Polydor, 1974. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ...
JB's wildest album, with a crazy cover that shows him running away from the devil, and great gatefold inner photo with him standing amidst a bunch of declarations of "Hell". The record is a double album filled with lots of different styles from James' funky bag. Nicer bits include " ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
James Brown's great second album recorded live at the Apollo Theater in Harlem – a set we like even better than the first famous volume – because it's much more stretched-out, harder-hitting, and full of fire! You'd be hard pressed to find a better example of Brown's showmanship on ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label King pressing. Cover has wear and splitting.)
A tremendous turning point in the career of James Brown – and an album that points the way strongly to the even deeper funk of the 70s! The album's a hard-wailing batch of instrumental tracks played by the legendary James Brown Band of the late 60s – the pre-JBs ensemble that's gone ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the wilder James Brown instrumental LPs from the late King period. The James Brown Band is fronted by a heavy fuzzy guitar sound, which gives the LP a sort of rock break feel, with nice fuzzy electric tones. All tracks are by James and Dave Matthews, and the record is sort of a second ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is lightly stained and wrinkled on the bottom 3 inches and half split seams.)
Easily one of the funkiest albums that James Brown ever recorded – and one of his few entries into the blacksploitation genre of the 70s! James really outdid himself for this one – working at a hard burning pace that had the JBs cooking up some killer funk for just about every number ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Kevin Brown —
Rust ... LP Hannibal, 1990. Very Good+ ...
Lawrence Brown's All-Stars With Johnny Hodges —
Inspired Abandon ... LP Impulse, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Johnny Hodges sits in with trombonist Lawrence Brown and his all-star group that includes Harold Ashby on tenor, Ray Nance on coronet, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, and Cat Anderson on trumpet. As you'd expect, this set's got a strong swing vibe and a good Basie groove to it. Tracks are short, with ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s Canadian pressing, with a green label. Cover has a small cutout hole.)
A beautiful late 70s set from reedman Marion Brown – maybe not as all-out adventurous as some of his earliest material, but still filled with a strong sense of spirit and soul! The group here is a bit unusual – as Brown's alto is set up with the guitar of Brandon K Ross, bass of Jack ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It's said been said that the solo performance and recording is the real crucible of improvised music. Marion Brown aquits himself beautifully on this album, recorded live at Environ in New York in July of 1977, proving he is among the foremost improvisors on the alto saxophone of our age. 6 ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker remnant in one corner. Label has a peeled spot on one side.)