Art Davis —
Life ... LP Soul Note (Italy), 1986. Near Mint- ...
One of the few albums as a leader from bassist Art Davis – and a wonderfully soulful set that really carries on the strong tradition of work he began in the 50s with John Coltrane and Max Roach! The lineup here is superb – a quartet with Pharoah Sanders on tenor, John Hicks on piano, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
From that strange post fusion period for jazz, where a lot of artists were kind of searching for a sound to work within, this LP from bassist Richard Davis has a nice line up that includes Joe Henderson, Stanley Cowell and Eddie Henderson, and a rather subdued Billy Cobham. Dipping a bit into the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
NEW ... CD Tryangle/Drag City, 2015. Used ...
The N.E.W. record from Detroit proto-punk legends Death – whose older music has rightfully been catapulted out of the deep deep underground in recent years, gaining them much deserved widespread recognition – and their first proper new album since 1976 shows that they've still got it! ... (Rock) read moreCD
A nice little Georges Delerue score to this quirky and sentimental film from the mid 60s. The tunes are all relatively short – and a mixture of Delerue's usual French-tinged themes with other tracks that have a bit more of a regal composure, in keeping with the performance of Alan Bates in ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The long-overdue return of Din – a group missing from this planet for a quarter of a century – recently reformed and revived from the ashes of their California roots! The record's got a relatively vintage feel – from the cloud-swirling production on the guitars, to the sense of ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered pressing of 500 copies – done by Bruce Licher/Independent Projects.)
Nice 2 LP collection of some of Kenny Dorham's beautiful lyrical trumpet work for the Riverside label from the late 50's. The set features material from the albums Jazz Contrasts, Two Horns/Two Rhythms, Blue Spring, and This Is The Moment – plus one track from Abbey Lincoln's album That's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Library copy with splitting seams, aged masking tape and a checkout card.)
If this is the New Lee Dorsey – we forgot all about the old one! The album's one of Lee's best early records – a killer batch of soul tracks that struts out of the New Orleans scene with some amazingly jagged production from Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn, very much in the best ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has a worn top seam, and cutout hole.)
A late 70s album from the great bassist Johnny Dyani – but one that really gets back to his roots in South African jazz! Although Dyani and his expatriates in the Blue Notes helped give London a new sound of avant jazz expression in the 70s, the music here returns to the warmer melodic style ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Earth Wind & Fire —
Spirit ... LP Columbia, 1976. Very Good ...
A big hit for the group – and a great album of smooth funky soul! Spirit is a perfect example of the way that Earth Wind & Fire could tighten things up, yet still keep them real – holding onto the deeply spiritual side that first made them great – but also focusing their ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
East River Pipe —
Mel ... CD Merge, 1996. Used ...
Although we shouldn't, we've always had a soft spot for this groovy rock combo. Maybe it's their appearance in Midnight Cowboy, or their brief association with John Lennon – but we think it's mostly because they've always had a good funk sensibility, even when they're playing rock, as on ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a split top seam and center split bottom.)
A beautiful jazzy score by Duke Ellington – and a fitting companion to this classic Otto Preminger film! The record captures Ellington at a perfect moment – right during his Indigos period of increased sophistication, when his band was at an all-time level of perfection – and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The album's a bit less "historical" than you might guess from the title – at least at the time it was issued in the mid 50s! The material is from Chicago sessions recorded in 1956 – unusual non-Columbia material for the period, featuring the Ellington group working in a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Soaring grooves and mellow moments – a perfect blend of 70s soul styles, summed up here beautifully by Enchantment! The album's one of the group's greatest – and certainly one that's been very well-remembered around these parts – thanks to some rock-solid arrangements from Johnny ... (Soul) read moreCD
Lovely early vocals from Sidsel Endresen – a set that possibly owes a bit to the experimental European vocalists of decades before, yet which already starts to show the new directions Sidsel and her generation would explore! The tunes are spare, but wonderfully thoughtful – sung by ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Gerd Zacher plays the Schuke organ in the Luther-kirche in Hamburg in this set of spare avant garde works. The set includes pieces by John Cage, Morton Feldman, Giuseppe Giorgio Englert, and Zacher himself. (Out Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
Brian Eno leaves the Airports, and moves On Land – but still keeps things pretty much in the spare sound of the Ambient series! The lineup here features a few more extra musicians – including Michael Beinhorn on synth, Jon Hassell on trumpet, Axel Gros and Michael Brook on guitars, and ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album