An amazing package of work from George Duke – 6 of his legendary fusion albums for MPS Records, including the never-reissued double-length set Solus/The Inner Source! That incredible album is worth the price of the package alone – as it begins with some sublime trio work from Duke, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful set – with special book, and all-new remastering – the best these records ever had!)
Dylan cherry-picks the Sinatra songbook – with much better results than you might expect – stripping the 50s and 60s gloss that made perfect sense when interpreted by Ol' Blue Eyes, and bringing to light the more intimate charms that the songs carry at their core. Bob's voice is ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited 180 gram vinyl – and it includes the CD!)
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 moreCD
The debut album from Ronnie Dyson – presented here with a huge amount of bonus tracks too! The core of the set is the long-titled album – If You Let Me Make Love To You Why Can't I Touch You – a wonderful first album from Ronnie Dyson – a set that's mostly soul, but also ... (Soul) read moreCD
A self-stated Phase 2 in Ronnie Dyson's career – one that has him moving with a bit more confidence than before, and nicely maturing into a sweet 80s sort of sound! Bobby Eli's at the helm, both on production and rhythm arrangements – and the style here is almost a bit more ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pair of later albums from the great Ronnie Dyson – both of which show him moving strongly well into the 80s! The first set is a self-stated Phase 2 in Ronnie Dyson's career – one that has him moving with a bit more confidence than before, and nicely maturing into a sweet 80s sort of ... (Soul) read moreCD
Harry Sweets Edison & Eddie Lockjaw Davis —
Jawbreakers ... LP Riverside, 1962. Sealed ...
Edison and Davis team up for this record that features Edison on trumpet, Davis on tenor sax, Hugh Lawson on piano, Ike Isaac on bass and Clarence Johnston on drums. Tracks include three Edison originals "Oo-ee!", "Jawbreakers", and "Moolah". The album also contains ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Honeyboy Edwards/Floyd Jones/Kanas City Red/Sunnyl —
Old Friends ... CD Earwig, 1979/1980. Used ...
Includes Honeyboy Edwards, Floyd Jones, Kanas City Red, Sunnyland Slim, and Big Walter Horton. (Blues) CD
A great Chicago instrumental – and a rolling guitar/organ groove that sounds very similar to Booker T's "Melting Pot", but which has some extra dope guitar that's just amazing! The guitarist sounds a lot like Cal Green – and he's got a really heavy sound that's just great. ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
A sweet Japanese album that brings together rare Vogue Records material from both players – with McGhee recorded in Paris in 1948, in a group with a young Jimmy Heath on alto and Jesse Powell on tenor – and Roy Eldridge in 1951, in two duets with Claude Bolling on piano, and four more ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Electronic Concept Orchestra (Eddie Higgins) —
Cinemoog ... LP Mercury, Early 70s. Very Good ...
This album features Chicago jazz legend Eddie Higgins playing the moog on a number of soundtrack-related cuts, including "Theme from Z", "Mah-Na, Mah-Na", and "Midnight Cowboy". Hip sound, and a great use of the moog. Spooky. (Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
Wild stuff – and a heady electric brew of dark-edged sounds from Andre Centazzo – quite a change from some of his more jazz-based projects! The set's from the mid 70s, and it's almost a bridge between earlier analogue experiments, and the new noise scene that was just coming into ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Eleventh House with Larry Coryell —
Aspects ... LP Arista, 1976. Very Good ...
Funky fusion with some really hard-ripping guitar from Larry Coryell – a mainstream masterpiece from the Eleventh House ensemble! The set's got a tight sound that puts Coryell's guitar in the forefront, but which also respects contributions from members that include Gerry Brown on drums, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very groovy work from this Columbian duo – two female singers who work with some surprisingly cool arrangements that are often a mix of Sunshine Pop and subtle funk – a bit like Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 at their best! Arranger Jimmy Salcedo handled the backings, and they've got ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nicely understated session that was recorded in honor of Billy Strayhorn – who'd passed away a few months before the recording. The set features all classic Strayhorn compositions – played in new versions by Duke and a group that includes Clark Terry, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Really unusual, obscure music from Duke Ellington – and pretty darn great as well! The set features never-heard tracks that Ellington recorded in Germany with producer Conny Plank – that studio genius whose work is best known from a landmark series of prog recordings in the 70s – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Don't let the title put you off, because this certainly isn't a session of background music – and the name simply refers to the fact that the arrangements on the set really showcase the strong horn work of the Ellington orchestra! Duke's still on piano for the session, but the real strength ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A classic early 50s moment from Duke Ellington – a whole new level of modern expression – with a lineup that includes Paul Gonsalves on tenor and Willie Smith on alto! Titles include "The Hawk Talks", "Harlem Suite", "Jam With Jam", "Sultry ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, non-gatefold, with obi. Obi has a light wrinkle on back.)
Duke Ellington makes a rare Verve appearance on this classic album – and works strongly in the mode of earlier sides recorded for the label by Johnny Hodges! There's a relaxed, small group feel going on here – one that's a bit different than some of the tighter Ellington work on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great little album that builds on the strength of Johnny Hodges' small group 50s sessions for Verve – and which lets Duke Ellington in on some of the action! The format is nicely stripped-down throughout – featuring Hodges in sextet and septet formation with players that include Ben ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not a legitimate release, but a very cool home made package by a jazz lover – one that features some key songs transferred to an acetate disk, housed in a very cool, hand-pasted collage cover! Tracks include "Pilgrim's Progress" by Dave Brubeck, "Body & Soul" by ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the few full band albums ever recorded by Mercer Ellington – a strong 50s session that features work by Billy Strayhorn, Clark Terry, Cat Anderson, Jimmy Jones, Jimmy Hamilton, and other luminaries from the Duke Ellington group. Arrangements are by Jones, Ellington, Dick Vance, and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Herb Ellis pays homage to one of the first great jazz guitarists – the legendary Charlie Christian, certainly one of the first true soulful talents to emerge on the instrument! The set's one of Ellis' nicer ones for Verve – and although it mentions Christian in the title, there's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has a cutout hole in one corner and a very light mark from an old sticker – but this is a great copy overall!)
Titles include "The Curse Of Baba Yaga", "The Old Castle", "Blues Variation", "Promenade", "The Sage", and "The Gnome". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear. Vinyl has a slight warp, but played fine for us!)
JD Emmanuel —
Wizards ... CD Important Records, Early 80s. New Copy ...
Beautiful sounds from this underground electronician – a set of obscure recordings that are all inspired by the early 70s keyboard experiments of Terry Riley – but which take his styles into even more hypnotic territory overall! JD Emmanuel's keys are every bit as cyclical and ... (Rock) read moreCD
The only RCA album from Enchantment – and a great little set that has the group stretching out from their earlier records on United Artists! The groove here is still awash in the great harmonies we've always loved from the group – and production is by Don Davis, who always has a great ... (Soul) read moreCD
Equipe 84 —
Equipe 84 ... LP Vedette/Contempo (Italy), 1965. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Great beat group sounds from the 60s Italian scene – a debut set from 1965, and one that wasn't far behind the sound of London at the time! Eqiupe 84 sing in Italian, but draw plenty of inspiration from the Anglo world – including a very tuneful approach to their music that's equal ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Only the second album from this groovy Italian group of the 60s – but a set that already has them growing in leaps and bounds! The sound here is much trippier than before – lots of cool production touches that make the guitar and vocals especially echoey – and strong use of organ ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest albums on the Bethlehem label – and one of the first albums as a leader by the legendary Booker Ervin! At the time of the set, Ervin had come off a great stint with the Charles Mingus group – one that inflected his rootsy Texas tenor tones with a sharper modern edge ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Although the "with brass" tag of this one might make you think it's a hokey big band album, the record is actually a far-reaching modernist session that has Book's edgey tenor fronting a large-ish group filled with some of the best trumpet and trombone players of his generation – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Killer stuff from Booker Ervin – and one of his first sessions as a leader! The album was recorded during a stretch when Ervin was coming into fame as a member of the Mingus group – and he's playing here with a number of Mingus-ites like Richard Williams on trumpet, Horace Parlan on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Standout early work from the mighty Esquerita – an artist you might initially write off as a Little Richard copycat, but one who also delivers a whole lot more in the end! The groove here is rough R&B, inflected with a touch of early soul – and the piano lines are worth the price ... (Soul) read moreCD
One of the most memorable Esquivel albums, and perhaps the first record that really let him hit his fantastic mix of off-beat orchestrations and spacey electronicized production! The arrangements are splendid, with echoey piano lines in the front that seem to trail off into the stratosphere. ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Living Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a partially split top seam. Vinyl has a click on side 2.)
A rocksteady classic from The Ethiopians – but a set that also has plenty more going on as well! The duo work here as a Jamaican counterpart to American soul groups – one of the first and best to hit the Kingston scene – but they also open themselves up to lots of other ideas in ... (Reggae) read moreCD
Robin Eubanks & Steve Turre —
Dedication ... CD Bamboo/Polydor (Japan), 1989. Used ...
Twin trombones from Robin Eubanks and Steve Turre – the latter of whom also plays some of his cool shells too! Other players include Mulgrew Miller on piano and Charnett Moffett on bass – and as with other JMT albums of this vintage, there's some electric touches too. (Jazz) CD
A pretty sublime album from Bill Evans – one that has him playing both Fender Rhodes and Steinway, overdubbed together, for an effect that's laidback and completely wonderful! The Fender Rhodes was a natural choice for Evans – given his fluid lyrical style, and on this set (and on his ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Live Village Vanguard sessions from Bill Evans – recorded in the early years of his partnership with bassist Eddie Gomez! The title's a bit misleading, because there's nothing California about the set – recorded at New York's Vanguard, which was very comfortable territory for Evans, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful late 70s albums from Bill Evans – showing a further evolution of his solo piano/overdub approach! New Conversations is a record that follows strongly on the format of Bill's famous "Conversations" sessions for Verve in the 60s – and like those dates, it features ... (Jazz) read moreCD
70s work from Evans, caught not in his typical solo or trio setting, but in an all star quintet that recalls his excellent Interplay sides. Evans is joined by Harold Land, Kenny Burrell, Ray Brown and Philly Joe Jones who offset Evans' contemplative approach beautifully here. 5 numbers in all, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bill Evans —
Trio '64 ... LP Verve, 1964. New Copy (reissue)...
Bill Evans is working with a really wonderful trio here – one that features Gary Peacock on bass and Paul Motian on drums – both budding young modernists who help Evans reach some new sounds on the set! The record starts out with a groove that's perhaps more inside than you'd expect ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most compelling Bill Evans albums of the 70s – a set that has him teaming up with arranger George Russell in a unique 8 part "Living Time" suite – on which Evans plays both acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes! The sound is complex, with distinct modern tones – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great record – and on that hardly ever shows up on the radar screen of Gil's career! The session was recorded with a very hip group that includes Billy Harper on tenor and flute, Elvin Jones and Alphonze Mouzon on drums, Joe Beck on electric guitar, and Herb Bushler on Fender bass. The ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The harder of the two Gil Evans albums on Impulse to find, and the best – really far-reaching material that has Evans coming into contact with some of the hippest jazz players of his generation! The record's got three incredible tracks written by Cecil Taylor – a very bold move for ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Gil Evans Orchestra —
Into The Hot ... LP Impulse, 1961. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
The harder of the two Gil Evans albums on Impulse to find, and the best – really far-reaching material that has Evans coming into contact with some of the hippest jazz players of his generation! The record's got three incredible tracks written by Cecil Taylor – a very bold move for ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Everly Brothers take on a host of tunes from other folks – and really make them their own, thanks to some beautiful Kentucky-bred harmonies throughout! The songs are familiar, but the presentation here is very fresh – maybe not with the soul promised in the title, but instead lots ... (Rock) read moreCD
Spacey Euro disco, released in the US by Mercury. The vocals are no standout, but the oddball science fiction theme from the cover carries over a bit into the production with some cool electronics that have a speeded up Kraftwerk sound. The best cuts – like "Explosion Of A Planet" ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A huge bit of pop soul from the 80s – the first album from Expose, a group who really helped rewrite the girl group sound for the time! Expose are unabashedly in search for a hook throughout – and inflect their vocals with a catchy style that hits all the right elements in all the ... (Soul) read moreCD