Sweet electric funk – in a very trippy style! Before Donald Byrd hooked up with Larry Mizell and started recording his smooth fusion grooves of the mid 70's, he recorded this gem – kind of a "lost" album that has Donald working in an open-ended electric sound – one that' ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Incredible work from the team of Donald Byrd and Gigi Gryce – crisp modern jazz, filled with soul, and never failing to swing! During the time of these recordings, Gryce was one hell of an arranger – with a tight ensemble approach that worked magic in a small combo setting. He was ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A compelling vocal performance from John Cage – recorded in Milan in 1977, and stretching for over 2 hours. The overall feeling is similar to some of the classic Dadaist vocal compositions from the early 20th century – as Cage's often-nonsense text unlocks new lyricism in familiar ... (Out Sound) read moreCD
Uri Caine Trio —
Siren ... CD Winter & Winter (Germany), 2011. Used ...
Exactly the kind of set that shows why Uri Caine is one of the most influential pianists in jazz – a player who's really set the scene on fire with records like this, thanks to a freely-flowing, highly-rhythmic approach to his music! The set bristles with energy right from the start – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(In one of those totally great Winter & Winter hardcover packages, too!)
The great early Califone album – originally issued on the group's own Perishable label in 2001! Califone was essentially born when Tim Rutili & company shed much of the heaving, murky rock riffery that characterized their earlier work in the 90s Chicago heroes Red Red Meat for more ... (Rock) read moreCD
Heavy early 70s grooves from Randy California – the former Spirit guitarist, and a solid post Hendrix, post psychedelica album cut for Epic! Fellow Spirit veteran Ed Cassidy is on drums under a pseudonym, and other pseudonymous guests include Noel Redding – and all told, there's a ... (Rock) read moreCD
Massively funky work from Cameo – a set that's right in the middle of their classic early run – and still quite strong on the bass-heavy grooves the group helped inspire in countless legions of imitators! The tightness of the set is incredible – moving at a pace that's simply ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the jazziest Candido albums ever – a tight little 50s set that features the master congolero working with a small combo that includes Al Cohn on tenor, Dick Katz on piano, and Joe Puma on guitar! The sound is nice and stripped-down – bristling with a percussive approach to the ... (Latin) read moreCD
A real rarity in West Coast jazz – originally issued as a very obscure Blue Note session recorded on the west coast in the mid 50s – released as 2 10" LPs, and billed as a "blindfold test" under the supervision of Leonard Feather, but featuring some of Blue Note's only ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Steve Cardenas —
Shebang ... CD Fresh Sound (Spain), 2000. Used ...
Cornelius Cardew —
Material ... CD Hat Now (Switzerland), 2001. Used ...
The compositions of Cornelius Cardew, performed here with a distinctly Chicago inflection – in a relatively recent performance that is partially conducted by Art Lange, and featuring Jim Baker on Arp, Carrio Biolo on vibes, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, and Jeff Parker ... (Out Sound) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Cornelius Cardew —
Treatise ... CD Hat Hut (Switzerland), 1998. Used Gatefold ...
One of the nicer things about the global centralization of culture into the hands of a few giant companies is that you can at least get a "greatest hits" comp like this which spans the artists career on a number of different labels! As proof, you'll find killer stuff from Jean's best ... (Soul) read moreCD
Killer deep soul from James Carr – a landmark set that features 28 tracks pulled from his famous years at the Goldwax label! Carr's Goldwax recordings nearly died when they came out – hardly reaching the audience of contemporaries like Otis Redding or Wilson Pickett – but as ... (Soul) read moreCD
A real corker from Benny Carter's revival period at the end of the 50s – a large group session recorded with a very strong horn section, arranged and produced by Benny himself! The album's got a "calendar" gimmick – in that each of the 12 songs feature a month in the name ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A key later album from alto saxophonist Benny Carter – one that has him at the helm of a largeish group, but playing with a nicely focused sort of groove! In addition to Benny's alto, the record also features tenor sax from Charlie Rouse and Coleman Hawkins, plus one more alto from Phil ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great represenation of some classic jam session work recorded in the early days of the Verve/Clef enterprise – a marathon studio session that featured players that include Harry Edison, Benny Carter, Willie Smith, Buddy De Franco, Wardell Gray, Stan Getz, Count Basie, and Freddie Green. ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Benny Carter/Bill Coleman/Henri Chaix —
Three ... CD Sackville, 1957/1958/1968. Used ...
An excellent CD that features some of Betty Carter's earliest work – sides recorded for the album Meet Betty Carter & Ray Bryant, plus other rare ones that were later collected on the Social Call album! The set features some sublime tunes arranged by Gigi Gryce – with a floating ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
One of the most ambitious records we've ever heard from saxophonist James Carter – and one of the most dramatic, too! The set features Carter's tenor and soprano sax as the lead solo instrument in a few different orchestral settings – quite a change from some of his other records, but ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A helluva set from saxophonist James Carter – smoking numbers recorded live in Detroit at Baker's – featuring some of the hottest soloing we've heard on a recently recorded set! It's an all around great showcase for Carter and guests like David Murray and Johnny Griffin (who both blow ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of Ron Carter's best from the 70s – a hip and subtle effort recorded for CTI, with a small group that includes Joe Henderson on tenor, Roland Hanna on piano, and Billy Cobham on drums! Henderson's tenor work dominates the album, and the long tracks really let him snake around mightily ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Features some great work by Joe Henderson on tenor – in a group that features Carter on bass and piccolo bass, Chick Corea on piano, and Tony Williams on drums – plus some surprisingly nice larger horn arrangements too. Titles include "GJT", "Gypsy", "Tinderbox& ... (Jazz) read moreCD