Abstract Orchestra —
Dilla ... LP ATA (UK), 2017. New Copy ...
There's nothing abstract here – as the set's a fantastically-focused tribute to the late Jay Dee – put together in a style that's mostly jazz, but which also has some great vocal touches too! The music's roots are in hip hop, but the presentation here is awash in strong work on saxes, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Acid Man ... LP House Nation Trax (Canada), 2017. New Copy 2LP ...
Neo classic house from Acidone – a Toronto figure with deep love for classic house and the acid house you'd expect from his moniker and the album title – and really delivers a double platter of solid grooves here! Includes "Go Jack!", "Just House (No Acid In Da ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic album from Pepper Adams – one of his best, and an incredibly swinging session that will make you forget that he's playing a heavy baritone! At some level, the session shouldn't work so well – as it's got a rhythm group that's not particularly hard-hitting – with Hank ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s reissue. Cover has a name in marker on both sides. Label has marker.)
Jason Adasiewicz —
Rolldown ... LP 482 Music, 2008. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Wonderful work from one of the most compelling players on the Chicago scene of the past few years – vibist Jason Adasiewicz, a player whose sound is really taking the instrument one step further in its evolution! The group here features some equally fresh-voiced Chicago talents too – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jason Adasiewicz's Rolldown —
Varmint ... LP Cuneiform, 2009. Sealed ...
Just Sold Out!
The second album from Chicago vibist Jason Adasiewicz and his Rolldown group – giving us some of the best vibes-led jazz in years! The group features players from the Chicago scene that are truly at the forefront of an exciting wave of modern jazz in the city, and anywhere else on the planet ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cannonball Adderley —
Big Man ... LP Fantasy, 1975. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
One of the last albums ever issued by the great Cannonball Adderley – and one of the most ambitious, too! The set's a concept album – done in close collaboration with David Axelrod, in a similar spirit to some of Cannon's projects on the zodiac or the bible – but this time turned ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a name in marker. Labels have a name in marker.)
A unique small group session from the 70s – a decade in which this famous pianist was mostly playing with her big band! As you'd guess from the title, all the tracks are originals by Toshiko – and the group is a quartet, with Steven Huffsteter on trumpet, Gene Cherico on bass, and the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare material from a very under-recorded time in the career of pianist Joe Albany – one of the most unique stylists of his generation! The set was recorded at the Church Of Truth and Herrick's Lounge in LA – and players include Bob Whitlock on bass, and either Jerry McKenzie or Nick ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The only LP we've ever seen by this funky rock group from the early 70s – a really tight little combo with plenty of jazzy influences, best known for their backing of James Moody on the Teachers album for Perception! The record's a great blend of styles – funky jazz, progressive rock, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Another soulful set of jazz standards that pairs the great Lorez with a group led by Gildo Mahones. Gildo's always been one of the best piano players we've heard accompaning a vocalist, and his work with Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross is the stuff of legends. This group has the added benefit of ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great album from the late 70's, featuring the excellent jazz vocalist backed by a totally tight group led by Gildo Mahones. The sound is deep and loud, and there's some nice phat bass on here, particularly on the intro to "Baltimore Oriole", which has a nice break sound at the ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Perhaps one of the straightest albums that Lorez ever cut – but still pretty darn great! She's got a unique voice that's capable of being fairly smooth and mainstream, yet still manages to hit these wonderful soulful passages that transform any kind of material and makes it her own. That's ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s reissue pressing. Cover has light wear & a name in marker. Labels are initialed in marker.)
Warm wonderful work from America – keenly collaborating here with producer George Martin, who helps them take their already-great sound into a whole new dimension! Martin's got a wonderfully smooth touch on his studio work here – cool, compressed, and just right for the group's harmony ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Quadradisc pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
One of the great funky albums that Gene Ammons cut for Prestige at the start of the 70s – quite different than his earlier work for the label, and a very different showcase for his tenor genius! The whole lineup here is amazing – a quintet that features heavy drums from Idris Muhammad, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam with a bit of flaking, some ring & edge wear, and pen on back.)
A fantastic LP of beautiful modal tracks, played by one of the most underrated reed players ever, during the most fruitful time of his career. At this point, Amy's moved away from his bluesy Texas roots, and has discovered a freer Coltrane-esque sound that works beautifully with his spiritual, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Cover is stained and wavy on the bottom half, with peeled patches and stuck-on paper on front.)
A key moment in the career of vocalist Ernestine Anderson – a record that not only returned her to the public eye after a flurry of initial sides in the late 50s and early 60s, but which also finally helped Anderson find a sound that worked! The album's done with backing by the Monty ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker on both sides. Labels have some marker.)
Folksy soul from George Anderson – an African singer by birth, recording here in a Paris studio, and singing in a mode that's a bit like some of Miriam Makeba's recordings from the time. George is on lead vocals and acoustic guitar – and most tracks have rather spare backings, with ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with fully split seams – save for a small bit of the top seam. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)
Later work from Ernie Andrews – a singer we mostly know from his early 60s albums on Dot and Capitol – standout west coast jazz sets that marked Ernie as one of the real up-and-comers on that scene. The format here is a bit mellower than those records, but still pretty darn great ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mid 50s, and Louis is going back to his roots – playing a set of compositions by WC Handy – working with a small combo that includes Barrett Deems on drums, Arvell Shaw on bass, Trummy Young on trombone, and Barney Bigard on clarinet. Vocals are by Louis and Velma Middleton – and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing. Cover has some wear. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)
A seminal moment for the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – one of their first albums for a widely-distributed label, and an exceptionally strong live performance that really gets to the core of the group's unique approach! The material was recorded at the Ann Arbor Festival in 1972 – and has ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic stuff – and still sounding pretty fresh today! This is the first e.p. of tracks from Art of Noise, a groundbreaking set of sound collage tracks that mixes samples, beats, and dada instrumentation into a groove that definitely set the tone for the next 10 years. The record includes ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A well-titled set from one of the greatest soul groups to ever come from Chicago – a sublime quartet who had a way of voicing their tunes that was really head and shoulders above most of their contemporaries! This killer record showcases The Artistics' genius right from the start – ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really breakout moment for The Artistics – and the start of a really sublime run with the great Brunswick Records! The group had already broken a bit on Okeh a few years before – securing a top spot on the Chicago scene with their bouncy northern soul groove – a love of rhythm ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jazz harpist Dorothy Ashby has always had one of the most unusual sounds around – and even though it might sound a bit crazy at first, her mix of harp playing with tight jazzy backing is always a winning combination. This early album has Ms Ashby playing with a groovy little combo that ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing. Cover has a cut corner, name in marker on both sides, and a stain on the bottom inch. Labels have some marker.)
A strong debut effort from one of the finer British roots acts – who never seemed to get over on the international scene, like their peers Steel Pulse! Like many British groups, they were self contained, as opposed to the Jamaican producer driven aesthetic – playing and writing their ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brian Auger's first album with The Oblivion Express – a harder-rocking ensemble than his initial Trinity trio, but one who also really pushed things with a really jazzy edge! Like many of Auger's contemporaries on the UK scene, Brian was making the shift from Brit beat group jazz and soul, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Roy Ayers' best-remembered albums of the 70s – a sublime blend of mellow numbers and some of his more club-oriented grooves of the time – all wrapped together with a genius that we can only describe as Ayers-like! The album's a beautiful example of the balance that Roy was ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Roy Ayers' greatest albums of the 70s – a set that tightens up the groove from previous Polydor productions, yet still keeps all the soul intact! The record picks up the style begun with the Mystic Voyage album, and pushes it to some slightly tighter territory – a more focused ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Roy Ayers in a tight mid 80s funk mode – commanding a modern vibe really well, especially with his vibes so prominent in the sound! Although the sound's a step or two more modern than the Polydor years, Roy still sounds great – and he grooves nicely on this batch of tracks that mix ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic early Ayler material, recorded in Copenhagen in 1964, at the same time as his earliest recordings issued on the Debut label! The album stands as one of Ayler's most powerful, and with performances that hint strongly at the ESP recordings that would follow shortly, and have become more well ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear at the top seam, with a name in marker down the front. Label has some marker.)
Wicked early work from Azymuth – one of the albums that the group recorded when they were really starting to take off on the global scene – burning strong with a soulful fusion vibe, lots of Brazilian rhythm currents, and always hitting all the right notes in their music! The sound ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Burt Bacharach/Dionne Warwicke/Artie Butler —
Love Machine ... LP Scepter, Late 60s. Sealed Gatefold ...
Fantastic! This great Burt Bacharach score to an obscure film has some of his most fantastic orchestrations ever. The sound is cool, breezy, and with some amazing changes that make you gasp anew at his genius. Dionne Warwick sings on some tracks, and it's nice to hear her do material that you're ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the few albums we've ever seen by jazz harmonica player Donald Bailey – a Japanese date with Hideo Ichikawa on piano and some guest tenor from Hideyuki Kikuchi on two tracks! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
A classic album of classy vocals – one that helped set a whole new tone in 80s soul music! Anita had already gained a bit of experience on the soul scene before this set, but with this record she emerged as a full-formed diva who could effortlessly blend jazz and soul into a magnificent new ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Quite a great session for Chet Baker – one that has him recording in New York, with a hip lineup that includes some incredibly soulful players! The tunes on the set feature Chet in either quartet or quintet formation – working with Johnny Griffin on tenor, Al Haig on piano, Paul ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has a thin stain on the opening and a sticker on back. Labels have small stickers.)
Mindblowing early work from Chet Baker – quite possibly as clear a statement of the young trumpeter's genius as you might hope to find, served up here in a beautiful 10" LP package! The tracks are short, sweet, and very much to the point – but they already display a tremendous ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)
Looking for classic Chet Baker vocal tracks? This is the stuff! 14 tracks of haunting vocals by a young Chet, sung with small groups from the LA scene, and featuring trumpet solos next to his vocals. Titles include "That Old Feeling", "Look For The Silver Lining", "There ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: FAIR CONDITION. Deep groove Pacific Jazz pressing. Cover has heavy wear, fully split seams, which have been taped back together with the back upside down. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)
Maybe not Chet's greatest album of jazz – but a pretty darn nice set of smooth easy tunes! The album features Chet blowing over arrangements by the Carmel Strings – which is probably all he could muster at this rocky point in his career – and although the title ("quietly ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker on both sides and staple holes in one corner. Labels have some marker.)
A great later date from CTI – proof that the label still had its magic going on well into the 80s! The session's a larger group effort headed up by Don Sebesky, and featuring key solos by Chet Baker, Jim Hall, and Hubert Laws – all of whom get plenty of room to do their thing on the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
There's two sorts of heavenly bodies on the cover – but the real charms of the record lie inside, as the set's overflowing with incredible early theremin recordings! The album features spacey orchestral settings arranged by Warren Baker, and conducted by Andre Montero – plus fantastic ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The landmark first album from The Band – and along with the follow-up, it's among the greatest records of its time – which is all the more astounding given how independent of late 60s trends it is! Each member of The Band brings such inimitable textures – Garth Hudson's imposing ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Plenty of fire here – a soulful, spiritul sort of energy that really sets the work of Billy Bang apart from any other players on his instrument! Bang's use of the violin here is really unique – almost as a fluid generator of tone and sound – one that's woven beautifully into ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A haunting little record that's way more than the romantic tunes you'd guess from the title – as Yishak Banjaw is a really fantastic keyboard player – and works with sounds here that sound more like outerspace electronics than any love songs we've ever heard! There's definitely ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Billy Bao —
May 08 ... LP Parts Unknown, 2009. Near Mint- ...
An album that's every bit as great as the title might imply – heavy guitar-based funk from the second version of The Bar-Kays – one that uses the new instrumental focus to push a groove that's much more black rock than before! There's still a bit of trumpet from the past, but the sound ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear.)
Gato Barbieri —
Under Fire ... LP Flying Dutchman, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Great work from Gato – filled with Latin rhythm influences forged on his Impulse sessions of the same time, plus some nice spiritual blowing in the Pharoah Sanders tradition in which he was linked in the immediate post-Coltrane years. Airto and Mtume are on percussion on most tracks, and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker written multiple times.)
Gato Barbieri & Dollar Brand —
Confluence ... LP Arista Freedom, 1968. Very Good ...
A real sleeper – and one of the treasures of the Arista Freedom series! The album's a rare meeting between Argentine tenor player Gato Barbieri and South African pianist Dollar Brand – a true global meeting of the jazz minds, and a recording that's stronger than most of the work either ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stone classic from this famous Chicago spiritual leader of the 70s – and an album that's got a nice balance between intimate soul numbers and larger tracks that have the whole Mount Zion Baptist Church along for support! The set's definitely got the strongly soulful vibe of Barrett's Like ... (Gospel) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ray Barretto —
Senor 007 ... LP United Artists, 1965. New Copy (reissue)...
One of our favorite Ray Barretto albums of the 60s – a real gem from the pre-Latin Soul years! The album's a clear attempt to cash in on the cash in on the James Bond craze of the time – issued by United Artists, who were releasing the Bond films, but also had Ray under contract during ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the lesser known John Barry soundtracks, to one of the lesser known Bond films – but a nice one! The record has a beautiful easy quality that's a bit different from some of Barry's other work, and which allies it a bit more with the Sound Gallery/Sound Spectrum sound of the late 60s. ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Later Bond, but John Barry's still firmly in place – and is more than capable of turning out another wonderful thriller soundtrack! As with the scope of the film, the range of tunes is a bit more spread out than usual – stepping across a variety of locales to set the mood with an ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
Barry Sisters —
Shalom ... LP Roulette, 1962. Very Good ...
Very Israel-oriented album from The Barry Sisters! Shalom has the lovely pair stepping off an Israel Airlines jet on the cover, and starting the set with an "Israel Medley" that shows their wonderful talent for taking older styles of Jewish music and making them swing with a groovier ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very righteous material from Gary Bartz – and one of his classic NTU Troop albums, with Andy Bey on vocals and electric piano, and the great Stafford James playing some mighty heavy bass! The tracks are nice and long, with a very soulful sound that mixes freer spiritual playing with a good ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The huge breakout album from Basia – a set that had the Polish-born singer reaching out to the well-deserved global fame that you might guess from the title! Basia works closely here with Danny White – who gives the record a London-bred blend of pop and soul – one that's a cut ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Stunning soul from the great Joe Bataan – a really groundbreaking mix of modes that's right up there with the best of the Spanish Harlem scene of the late 60s! The album is Joe Bataan's debut for the Fania Records label – and the start of an incendiary run of Latin classics that ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A real turning point for Joe Bataan – and the beginning of his funky Latin sound of the 70s! The album was one of the first in Joe's "Salsoul" style – a sweet blend of Latin rhythms, late 60s Latin soul influences, and some of the hipper styles bubbling through the NuYorican ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album