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
Nat's trumpet is backed up by the "big sax section" here – a trio of reed players that includes Yusef Lateef, Jimmy Heath, and Charlie Rouse, plus some additional baritone work by Tate Houston. The groove's pretty swinging – kind of in the mode of early work with Cannonball ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with deep groove and microphone logo. Cover has a name in marker & tape on all seams.)
One of their early classics, and still one of the greatest groups with roots in the Chicago AACM scene. Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, and Steve McCall play modern experimental versions of compositions by Jelly Roll Morton and Scot Joplin – plus Threadgill's own "Paille Street". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Classic MPS session by funky pianist Monty Alexander! This one's filled with moody trio material, played by Alexander's tight little group with Senator Eugene Wright on bass and Bobby Durham on drums. Wright's basslines are nice and warm, and roll off in a groovy way with Alexander's tightly ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Pausa. Cover has tape along the spine & seams and a name in marker.)
A beautiful album by one of our favorite jazz singers! Lorez Alexandria is in a perfect setting here – singing with subtly sophisticated backings that really let her take charge, and direct the songs tightly with her incredibly soulful vocals! Instrumentation is mostly in a small combo ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has light wear, a cut corner, and some marker.)
The only album we've ever seen from tenorist Chuz Alfred – an Ohio player working here with Ola Hanson on trombone and Chuck Lee on piano – plus support from Kenny Clarke on drums and Vinnie Burke on bass! Lots of unusual titles – including "Manta Wray", "Harlequin& ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove and RVG etch. Cover has a cut corner, name in marker, and some edge wear.)
Alive were one of the hippest all-female combos of their time – and although they were marginalized in the womyn's music ghetto for most of their career, they've got a great sound that's been rediscovered over the years by crate-diggers and jazz dancers! This first album is a gem through and ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Herb Alpert's going South Of The Border again in another marvelous set of modern mariachi tunes – taking that wonderful Tijuana Brass sound, and turning it towards a number of familiar hits of the day! There's equal parts 60s instrumental pop and Latin groove in the mix – and the ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label pressing.)
Adalberto Alvarez —
Son 14 ... LP Egrem/Areito (Cuba), Late 70s. Very Good+ ...
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
A very unique outing – a set that mixes the sweet harmonies of The Ames Brothers with wild backings from Esquivel! Most of the tracks are in Spanish, and have Esquivel doing a standard Latin sound, but which also approaches his own solo work in some of the more unusual moments! (Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
A sweet second set from 80s singer Carl Anderson – a date that's got poise, class, and a heck of a lot of soul! Although a mainstream effort, there's a nice sort of depth to the record – one that shows that Columbia wasn't pitching Anderson as much towards a crossover artist as they ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice, nice 70s material by this oft-overlooked AACM member from Chicago, one of the few documents of hismind blowing playing from that era. Anderson's hefty tenor is captured live at the Moers festival of new jazz in a quartet setting with other great Chicago players like the equally underheard ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Margie Anderson —
Blues ... LP Spin O Rama, Late 50s. Very Good ...
Ernie takes a hip trip from the west coast, and hooks up with the great Fuzzy Kane Trio – an extremely soulful outfit that flourished in the Baltimore scene of the late 60s, but only ever cut one other album on their own. Ernie's still in the pop soul vocal style of earlier albums – a ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has wide masking tape on all seams and a name in marker. Labels have some marker.)
Aorta ... LP Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
A lost heavy rock classic from the Dunwich Production team – recorded in Michigan, but with extra orchestral backing in Chicago – for an approach that gives the record a slightly pop quality that tempers the harder rock sound nicely. The songs are actually pretty catchy, in a post-Summe ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the top seam & some aging.)
Walter Zuber Armstrong & Steve Lacy —
Call Notes ... LP World Artists, 1979. Near Mint- ...
Side one features a duet between Armstrong and Lacy, recorded in Holland in 1979 – on "Call Notes" – which features Lacy on soprano sax, and Armstrong on soprano flute and Bolivian wood flute. Side two just features Armstrong – on "Lost Lagoon", on soprano ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble —
Le-Le ... LP AJE, 1987. Near Mint- ...
Very cool Philly work from the 80s – played by a group who've got the same spiritual vibe as underground artists from the decade before! The combo features excellent vibes from Billy Lewis – plus Lamont King and Steve Murphy on saxes, Warren Oree on bass, Greg Jones on drums, and Ed ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing electronic score – put together for an equally amazing film – Edward Artemiev's wonderful music for Andre Tarkovsky's Solaris – sounds that are as riveting as the images on the screen! Artemiev beautifully blends analogue keyboard lines with strings, sometimes creating ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
That's "Heath", not "health" – as you might think the title's misspelled – as in Jimmy Heath, who arranged most of the numbers on the set! Heath's contribution is a good one too – as it helps Baker create one of his most tightly-wrapped albums of the time, a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with a deep groove. Cover has some seam splitting.)
A great soul album from the CTI years on A&M, and one of the few soul records ever on CTI! Barbary's got this spacey vocal style that's really great – not really falsetto soul, but kind of a tenor with a soft emotive quality. Arrangements by Artie Butler and Horace Ott give his voice a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Labels have some marker. Cover has marker, some wear, and a sticker spot.)
John Barry did the score for this dark British film starring Dame Edith Evans as an elderly woman slowly succumbing to the "whispers" of old age. The music is far different than Barry's Bond work, with more of a sophisticated orchestral sound – filled with dark brooding passages, ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little James Bond soundtrack – written for one of the lesser-remembered Bond films, but filled with nice moments! There's a darker, moodier feel here than on some of Barry's other Bond scores – lots of stretched out tracks that have a bit more space than usual, and odd ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
UK West Indian ex-pats in vaguely sci-fi looking outfits team up with Martin Hannett for a blistering set of post punk guitar slashing that sadly seems to have become mostly a side bar in the history of the 80s UK scene. None of the dubby effects of their singles and little of the reggae influence ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, including the poster and printed inner sleeve, in the embossed cover!)
The first of Basie's excellent Dance Session albums for Verve – no-nonsense albums that really get at the high-grooving side of the group, and which feature the kind of compelling and catchy tunes that always made them a favorite on the dancefloor! The Count manages to play a bit of organ on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Clef pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear, aging, and minor splitting.)
Two wonderful early 50s albums recorded by Count Basie for Verve – both sessions aimed at the dancefloor, and served up with an undeniably soulful groove! The style here is hard and swinging – the older Basie mode refined for the 50s – thanks to arrangements by Ernie Wilkins, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Compilation of Capitol artists doing material designed to show off rhythmic stereo patterns. Les Baxter does a couple exotica things, and Dick Harrell delivers two cool rockin' drum tracks. There's a total of 9 tracks in all, including "Bangkok Beat", "Blue Rhumba" and "Bo ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK stereo pressing, with a promo sticker. Flip-back cover has light wear.)
Supreme love fest in action – and Brian's back at the production helm. Proof that therapy has some effect on the world – and with the tracks "Roller Skating Child", "Good Time", "Johnny Carson", "Night Was So Young", and "Airplane". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
A great return to basics for William Bell – and an album recorded with a warm, intimate quality that we really love! The vibe here is almost in the style of some of the growing Malaco work coming out of the Jackson scene – with a sound that's smooth, but somehow even more deeply ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)
A tremendous bit of west coast jazz from drummer Louis Bellson – recorded under the auspices of Gene Norman, and with a lineup that includes Ellington contemporaries, plus a few key other players! The all-star lineup includes wonderful alto work from Willie Smith, plus baritone from Harry ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweetly jazzy soul from George Benson – a key classic from his great run at Warner Brothers Records, and the kind of record that George did better than anyone else at the time! Back in the 60s, we'd never have guessed that Benson's sweetly crackling vocals would dominate popular jazz more ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early work by these MPB greats! Titles include "Samba Em Paz" and "Cavaleiro" by Caetano Veloso, "Sim Foi Voce" and "Eu Vim Da Bahia" by Gal Costa, "Roda" and "Proscissao" by Gilbrto Gil, "Disparada" by Geraldo Vandre, and " ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Huge, dark, and heavy – an album of mythical proportions, and that's a lot to say for a mainstream album – especially one that crossed over as big as this one! It would be hard to imagine the modern rock landscape without this album or group, who provided the template for so much music ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Later material cut by this great singer from the Soul Children. The tracks are produced by Homer Banks, and still have a very strong sound, even though the style's a bit more modern than Blackfoot's classic work. Writing is by Betty Crutcher, Homer Banks, and Chuck Brooks – and in a way, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Blackky (Edward Inyang) —
About Tyme ... LP Premier (Nigeria), 1991. Very Good- ...
Art Blakey & Buddy DeFranco —
Blues Bag ... LP Vee Jay/Atlantis (UK), 1964. Near Mint- ...
A real lost treasure – and an incredible session that offers a real meeting of minds that's far more than you'd expect from the simple cover and title! The set is a later one for Vee Jay, and it brings together half of the Jazz Messengers with a batch of west coast players – in a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Carla Bley at the height of her powers – working in the late 70s to really reinvent the large ensemble after years of experience in the underground – with a style that easily slides between inside and out, searching and swinging – all delivered by just the right sort of lineup! ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The earliest work on record from pianist Paul Bley – the Canadian modernist who'd become much better known for his more experimental work in later years, but who's heard here in a slightly straighter trio set! Even at this early point, though, Bley's talents are amazing – sharp-edged ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second bright blast of garage psych grooves from Blues Magoos – their excellent Electric Comic Book set for Mercury – just as great as the first album! At this early point, the group brings a deliriously high energy approach, even in the studio – we can only imagine how ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing work from the Blues Magoos – stretching way beyond their roots as a garage rock band! The album's free, open, with a really jazzy style that shows that these guys had been soaking up plenty of influences from the left end of the singer/songwriter spectrum – and had also been ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Features Bocato on trombone – with Luiz Claudio Faria on trumpet, Fernando Bastos on alto, Rubens on tenor, Edu Fiori on bass, Sydnei Carvalho on guitar, and Claudio Baeta on drums. (Brazil) LP, Vinyl record album
Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band —
Gorilla ... LP Imperial, 1967. Very Good+ ...
The insane debut of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band – an amazing late 60s Brit ensemble who were almost to music what Monty Python were to TV! This first effort by the group is a mad array of sounds and styles that come together with a great sense of play and joy – a real delight in quick ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White vinyl pressing, includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Bossa Rio —
Alegria! ... LP Blue Thumb, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
An incredibly groovy record – and one of two rare sides cut by Bossa Rio – a short-lived vocal group handled by Sergio Mendes! The sound here is kind of an extension of Sergio's work with Brasil 66 – but Bossa Rio have deeper chops vocally, with both male and female singers ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We know Bostic's organ numbers are the stuff of mainstream dancefloors – but we never tire of digging up these old King LPs, just to hear his raspy-edged alto and fat tone on the organ! 14 numbers in all, from LPs and 45s, including "That's The Groovy Thing (parts 1 & 2)", ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album