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
One of the more obscure chapters in David Axelrod's years at Capitol – a record featuring comeback vocals from singer Ann Dee – a talent from earlier years, getting a bit of an update here from Ernie Freeman on arrangements and Axelrod on production. There's no standout funky numbers, ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful work from Buddy DeFranco – one of the few jazz musicians who can make us love the clarinet in the post-swing years! Buddy plays with a wonderful style that's got plenty of bop – a great hard edge in the group that you might not expect, but which comes through brilliantly once ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has wide clear tape along the seams & a name in marker.)
Classic mid 50s jazz takes on Gershwin! As the title indicates, the session features Buddy DeFranco and Oscar Peterson – but the real guy we wanna thank here is arranger Russ Garcia! Unlike some of the other Verve "soloist with the Peterson Trio" albums of the 50s, this one is ... (Jazz) 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
Great work from Paulo Diniz – a near-lost samba soul singer from the end of the 60s – working here on an amazing little record for Odeon/EMI! Paulo's work has a very unusual style – in that it's a bit soulful, with some touches of folk, but is also often handled in a baroque mode ... (Brazil) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Dion ... CD Laurie/Ace (UK), 1968. New Copy ...
A key later album from Dion – and a set that shows a newly maturing style in his music! The album was something of a follow-up to Dion's huge single "Abraham Martin & John" – the bittersweet track that was a surprise late 60s hit for the singer – and which allowed ... (Rock) read moreCD
An excellent collection of Dixon's under documented mid 70s work, featuring the circumspect trumpeter performing in a number of settings. Dixon's spacious concept works beautifully whether it is accompanied by an orchestra, as on "Orchestra Piece" or simply by drums as on two takes of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing work from Eric Dolphy – a record that's come out on a number of different labels, under a number of different names – but which is one of his most perfectly-realized sessions of the 60s, and one of his most spiritual albums ever! The record features a shifting lineup of players ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Better than you might think – and a sparkling selection of recent exotica work that's very much in the best tradition of Martin Denny or Les Baxter, but which also goes far beyond that style, into a wealth of groovy modes that also hits some great 60s soundtrack moments! The first few tunes ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
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.)
Double Edge (Edmund Niemann/Nurit Tilles) —
US Choice ... CD CRI, 1992. Used ...
The Double Edge piano duo of Edmund Niemann and Nurit Tilles play compositions of Morton Feldman, Meredith Monk, Ellington & Strayhorn, and more. (Out Sound) CD
Two albums in one package – both of them featuring excellent work from groundbreaking British reedman Bob Downes! Mixed Bag is nothing like you might expect from its title – because while the set does feature a variety of different sessions from Downes, it's also got a very unified ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Dr Dog —
Fate ... CD Park The Van, 2008. Used ...
Solid 80s modern soul from the team of Dunn Pearson and Bruce Gray – two session players and songwriters, with experience on a lot of other records – brilliantly breaking out on their own as a lead act! Official Business has a great modern soul approach – a bit similar to ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
A sweet set of vocal group tunes from the Dynamic Superiors – arranged with a bit more of a high stepping groove than some of the other Motown work of the time. Backings are handled by a range of talents that includes Paul Riser, William Eaton, Al Gorgoni, and Horace Ott – but the real ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A bit sweet soul, a bit funky – and a real indie soul classic from the early 70s! The album's the second from The Dynamics – a group from Detroit, but one who work here with a style that's much more in the east coast mode of the All Platinum/Stang generation! The production is nice ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare live set from Charles Earland – recorded pre-Prestige, and probably illegally, by Paul Winley. The sound of the set has plenty of crowd noise up front – not necessarily from bad recording, but from an approach that seems to create this "live lounge" kind of feel, one ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the two early Earth Wind & Fire LPs recorded for Warner – and the one that shows their amazing roots in the avant-garde jazz scene in Chicago. At the forefront, the record's a righteous soul album with an ensemble funk sound – but deeper in, there's a lot of jazz-based ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent and oft-overlooked 50s session from Duke – recorded in Chicago as a one-off for the Bethlehem label, and done with a lush, rich sound that's really tremendous! The group's nicely restrained and very moody – playing here in a mellow late nite mode that offers a good focus ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy red label pressing with deep groove, and Sample Copy stamps. Cover has a center split on the bottom seam, with Sample stamps and some pen on back.)
Duke's Big 4 here are a quartet of jazz legends – Joe Pass, Ray Brown, and Louie Bellson – all working with Duke himself to serve up unique small combo versions of older Ellington full band classics! The mix of piano, guitar, bass, and drums is a bit unusual for Ellington – and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
2 great groovers from the team of Pete & Sheila Escovedo! Solo Two is funky Latin grooves from Sheila Escovedo – recorded in the decade before she hooked up with Prince and dropped the "scovedo" from her last name – when she was part of a hip Bay Area scene that also ... (Latin) read moreCD
Solo work by Bill Evans – recorded in 1968, at a time when he was increasingly exploring gentleness in his work! The album's quite haunting – done with no other musicians, no overdubs (as in other solo 60s albums) – just Evans alone at the keys, expressing himself with a somber ... (Jazz) read moreCD