An overlooked set of late disco tracks from this sweet little group – produced and arranged by the great Tony Valor, with the best soulful qualities of some of his earlier work! Valor has a way of really getting beyond cliche on a record like this – and goes for rhythms that are simple ... (Soul) read moreCD
Andy Farber & Andrew Williams —
Double A ... CD After 9, 1998. Used ...
Part 2 of a tasty Japanese-released session from Art Farmer – recorded at Boomers nightclub, with a quintet that includes Clifford Jordan, Cedar Walton, Sam Jones, and Billy Higgins. Jordan's sharp-edged tenor solos give Farmer a lot more bite than usual – and the rhythm team keeps ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A really unique little album that features jazz versions of themes from Swedish folk music – all served up by a sublime quartet that features Art Farmer on flugelhorn and Jim Hall on guitar! The exploration of folk roots in jazz is not a new one – and a number of the postwar Swedish ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A glittering collection of groovy soulful gems – 31 tracks by the legendary Fatback – featuring work from the group's first few years as a funk band through their 70s transformation into one of the tightest club acts around! The package features work from the group's earliest years on ... (Soul) read moreCD
Lorraine Feather —
Ages ... CD Jazzed Media, 2010. Used ...
Two albums on one CD – and they both have killer long tracks that are released here in their entirey, without the cutting up that you'd get if they were split out over both sides of an album. "V.I.P." stands for "Vagabonds In Power", and the track was recorded live by ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
A western soundtrack with a different twist – one that definitely shares some of the darker aspects of the crime score work by Gianni Ferrio! There's a few hard-driving themes, but most of the tracks are pretty spare, short, and moody – almost melancholy at points, with great spare ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A strange little record recorded by Fischer (actually, aren't most of his pretty strange?) – kind of a piano-and-woodwinds session, cut in Hollywood in the early 80s. Clare's in the lead mostly on concert grand piano, occasionally switching to a digital Yamaha model – and he's backed ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great single by this lost St. Louis guitar player! "The Third Cup" is a legendary classic in Chicago – and it's got this amazingly slow, amazingly dope groove that's always been a favorite with the jazz steppers. The cut is incredibly subtle, but it's one that no Chitown DJ ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
A rare batch of soul jazz piano trio material by Herman Foster – a player who's probably best known to folks for his excellent work with Lou Donaldson during the early 60s. The feel of this material is very similar to Foster's backing of Donaldson – sans horns – with a rolling ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover and labels have two drillholes through the center.)
Four Hundred Years —
Suture ... LP Great American Steak Religion, 1997. Very Good ...
Wonderful keyboard work from the amazing Rodney Franklin – a player who sounds equally great on acoustic and electric piano! This album does a wonderful job of mixing them both – showing Rodney's more sensitive side on a few acoustic numbers, but then really taking off in a much more ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A heavy best-of from Funkadelic – one that covers the full range of their classic sounds – from the trippy fuzz of the early days to the tighter funk of stardom years! The package has a power that's undeniable – a really massive batch of music that forever changed the face of ... (Soul) read moreCD
A funky 45 classic! Jodi Gales' great cut "You Gotta Push" has always been a fave with the Sound Of Funk crowd, and this original 45 is a real treat, because it's got the instrumental version on the back, played by The Sounds Of Soul. (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
A great Erroll Garner double-header – two 60s albums back to back on a single CD! First up is Dreamstreet – a record in which Garner grooves nicely, finding an almost renewed energy for the 60s, but still hitting all those highly-rhythmic modes we love so much in his early work! The ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A funky classic from this lost Chicago soul artist! "Get Over" has nice tight backing, with a raw James Brown-esque sound, courtesy of Burgess Gardner. A nice one from the old days, and the flip's pretty keen, too! (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have a piece of tape and some marker.)
Bernard Gerard —
Gloria ... LP EMI (France), 1977. Near Mint- ...
An odd little album in the Stan Getz catalog of the 50s – not just because of the cheesy cover and title, but also because it features a range of unusual material recorded over a three year period with a variety of different players! Some of the dates here definitely fit the "cool ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A classic Savoy side that brings together bop sessions recorded earlier in the label's life – done by different groupings that feature some of the best players of the early bebop years. Sonny Stitt, Kenny Dorham, and Bud Powell are part of a group that play "Ray's Idea", "Fool' ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A fantastic rare album cut by Stan Getz in Europe! The session features Getz as the main soloist with the Clarke-Boland Big Band, and the overall sound is an incredible chapter in both the career of Getz and the CBBB. Given that most of the CBBB's soloists had a sharp angular sound, Getz's softer ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Mid 50s magic from vibist Terry Gibbs – two of his hard to find Mercury albums, back to back on a single CD! First up is the bigger band date Swingin With Terry Gibbs – a set that has Gibbs at the helm of a smallish orchestra with lots of nice horn work to support his solos in the lead! ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Bebel's second album for Six Degrees – and quite possibly an even better album than the first! Not one to rest on the laurels of her success of recent years, Bebel seems to diverge a bit from the sound of her initial hit – going for a deeper approach to songwriting, and a musical style ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Everybody's favorite bossa album just got a little better! Bebel Gilberto's Tanto Tempo set is one of the recent runaway hits of Brazilian music – a lively set of modern bossa tunes that has crossed over with listeners around the globe, bringing the sound of the bossa to a whole new ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Rare early self-released album by Philip Glass, and a sparkling performance of his "Musis With Changing Parts", played by Glass and a small group of chamber players. Glass' longtime recording partner, Kurt Munkacsi, is the engineer on the session, and the sound is excellent. Very lively ... (Out Sound) read moreCD
A rare slice of work from Dexter Gordon – an early 70s live date in Paris, recorded by Jef Gilson, and featuring the George Arvanitas trio as a rhythm section, plus trumpet by the great Sonny Grey! The mix of players is totally great, and makes for a record that's fresher than some of Dex' ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Baggerboot (Gunda Gottschalk, Peter Jacquemyn & Ut —
Baggerboot ... CD Henceforth, 2005. Used ...
One of the best-ever documents of the young genius of tenorist Wardell Gray – exactly the kind of music that shows why he was one of the biggest and best of the bop saxophonists – before he was taken away from us all too soon! The material here was originally issued on 78s or 45s, and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original 50th street NYC Pressing. Cover has heavy wear, aged masking tape on all seams, with a split bottom seam and pen on the back. Vinyl plays with numerous clicks and crackles.)
A windy city hero – the amazing Garland Green, a singer who makes us mighty proud we hail from Chicago! Garland's got an incredible style that few others can touch – partly schooled in the 60s iceman modes of Jerry Butler and Walter Jackson, with all the sophistication that might imply ... (Soul) read moreCD
Electro madness galore from Reggie "Rej" Griffin – the keyboardist who recorded an indie single with Technofunk, but steps out here in an album of funky tracks recorded for Quincy Jones! Rej plays plenty of keys, sings lead vocals, and also produces throughout – and the album' ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent early work by Johnny Griffin – a rare quartet session recorded in Chicago, with the same lineup (Junior Mance & Wilbur Ware) that appeared with on Ware's legendary Chicago Scene album! The tracks are straight-ahead quartet hardbop – short, but with great tenor work by ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print. Includes obi. This one's in a limited 5" cardboard sleeve – but one that opens in the middle, like the original "kangaroo pak" cover of the 50s pressing!)
Trad revival material by this group that featured Buck Claton on trumpet, Dickie Wells on trombone, Tommy Newson on tenor, Charlie Byrd on guitar, and Gwaltney on alto, clarinet, and vibes. Tracks are short and include some originals, written in a classic 30s KC mode – plus a few older tunes. ... (Jazz) read moreCD