A Certain Ratio —
To Each ... LP Factory, Early 80s. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
The first full album recorded by A Certain Ratio – and a mad mix of styles that's immediately compelling! The group are a key link here in so many traditions – British punk, 70s funk, dub, and late prog – all coming together under the godlike production talents of Martin Hannett ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Factory UK pressing, with Strawberry etch and run-out message.)
Revolutionary work from one of the most important talents you never heard of – 2 jazz/world classics from the amazing Ahmed Abdul-Malik! The CD begins with The Music Of Ahmed Abdul Malik from 1961 – a record that has the bassist working in a very sophisticated cross-cultural mode ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(BMG music club pressing.)
John Abercrombie/Dave Holland/Jack DeJohnette —
Gateway 2 ... CD ECM, 1978. Used ...
A tremendous debut from Ace Spectrum – a harmony quartet who never cracked the charts as much as some of their east coast contemporaries, but who were every bit as great as the bigger names on the east coast scene! The album's got a soaring sound that's strongly influenced by Philly, but ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Legendary reedman Idris Ackamoor is strongly back in action – working here with a new version of his classic Pyramids group from the 70s – with a groove that's every bit as righteous as their classic albums from back in the day! In truth, Ackamoor has been going strongly over the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Ackerman's great guitar records – really a cut above some of the more mainstream modes of Windham Hill. The set also features guest work on varying tracks – with Philip Aaberg on piano, Michael Manring on bass, and Charles Bisharat on violin. (Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear, pieces of clear tape on the opening, and a small sticker on front.)
An excellent second album by Barbara Acklin – and a perfect demonstration of her really unique Chicago soul talents! Acklin's really at the cusp of two generations here – at one level still with some of the sweetness of the earlier style of 60s girl soul, but at another full of the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some aging along the opening.)
George Adams, Martin Hannibal Peterson & Friends —
More Sightings ... LP Enja, 1984. Near Mint- ...
With Adams on tenor, Hannibal on trumpet, John Scofield on guitar, Ron Burton on piano, Walter Schmocker on bass, and Allen Nelson on drums. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
An overlooked gem from Pepper – with piano by Roland Hanna, bass by George Mraz, and drums by Billy Hart! Titles include "Reflectory", "Etude Diabolique", "Claudette's Way", and "That's All". (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Once again, Cannon proves that it's not the song, it's the singer! This set of tunes from the hit musical Fiddler On The Roof should be schmaltzy – but thanks to the quality of the group (a great sextet with Nat Adderley, Charles Lloyd, Joe Zawinul, Sam Jones, and Louis Hayes), and thanks to ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has a name in pen & some light staining along the opening.)
A smoking live set from Cannonball Adderley – one recorded in a space between his famous concert albums for Riverside and Capitol Records – and equally as great as any of them! The group's got a slightly unique lineup – in that Charles Lloyd is in the combo on tenor sax – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
King Sunny Ade's first major label LP, that helped him bring his juju music to the world. The blueprint of juju's laid down hear, with loads of intertwining guitar lines and tallking drums chattering away in a driving but never-too-busy fashion underneath. Includes "Sunny Ti De Arya", ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in one corner. Cover has a cutout hole.)
Afghan Whigs —
Gentleman ... LP Elektra/Sub Pop, 1993. Sealed ...
Just Sold Out!
One of great rock albums on the early 90s – bringing raw, complicated carnality to the angsty rock scene of the time, and a record that pretty much cemented the band's repututation! (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small bend on one corner.)
Excellent work from this totally sweet west coast Latin combo – a wonderful group who mixed Latin percussion with piano and vibes – in a manner that's similar to some of Cal Tjader's best Verve work of the 60s! Some tracks also make nice use of flute or alto sax – creating a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Francisco Aguabella —
H2O ... CD CuBop/Ubiquity, 1999. Used ...
One of the greatest new albums from this legendary conga player! Although Francisco Aquabella is probably best known to Dusty Groove customers for his 70's funk classic "Hitting Hard", or his work with the group Malo – in recent years, he's emerged as quite an important player on ... (Latin) read moreCD
A tremendous album from Air – recorded in their native Chicago, but one of the landmark 70s sessions on Japan's Why Not label! The trio is in wonderful formation here – very focused, with a sharpness that you don't always get in some of their other recordings – a perfect balance ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Japanese pressing – with obi and insert!)
A great album from this Air Force group – with some nice 70s touches! Reedman Roger Hogan handles arrangements and a few compositions – and the set also features Ronnie Wells on vocals on two tracks! Titles include nice arrangements of the Stevie Wonder tunes "Superstition" ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest, grooviest albums you'll ever hear from the legendary percussionist Airto – a set that mixes his own Brazilian roots with the electric genius of 70s CTI – all with stunning results! Airto's in the lead – and blows some beautiful wood flute lines alongside ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Alan Parsons Project —
I Robot ... LP Arista, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
A dynamic sextet outing from tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander – easily one of the best straight jazz albums recorded by the Delmark label in the 90s, put together with a rock-solid sound all the way through! Alexander's tenor would be enough to make the record great, but the album also ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Eric Alexander & Vincent Herring —
Battle ... CD High Note, 2005. Used ...
A wicked bit of funky jazz from reedman Harold Alexander – and a set that's much sharper and harder-edged than some of his later work! There's maybe a bit of freedom in the mix, here too – some post-Coltrane spiritualism that mixes with some of the more funk-based currents – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some gloss bubbles & peeling.)
Harold Alexander —
Sunshine Man ... CD Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
A wicked bit of funky jazz from reedman Harold Alexander – and a set that's much sharper and harder-edged than some of his later work! There's maybe a bit of freedom in the mix, here too – some post-Coltrane spiritualism that mixes with some of the more funk-based currents – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A soul jazz masterpiece – and one of the rarest albums on the Jazzland label! Tenorist Joe Alexander has a mean, raw tone on the set – clearly influenced by the early 60s soul jazz generation, but also with some nicely off-beat tones that give him a really unique feel. He's backed ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tony Allen & Afrika 70 —
Progress ... LP Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy (reissue)...
An Afro Funk classic – killer solo work from Tony Allen – originally known as the drummer for Fela during his key years – stepping out here on his own with the Afrika 70 band! The album's a monster all the way through – every bit as great as any of Fela's 70s classics, but ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Featuring Positive K alongside K-Swift, the King of Chill and DJ Skill, with production help from fellow First Priority posse member Milk D of the Audio Two on a couple cuts. Includes "Bustin Loose", "We Could Get Used To this", "Fish Heads", "Down To Earth" ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Prime hipster stuff here, with loads of rootsy jazzy tracks – many of which are Mose's own compositions, plus a few standards and a great take on Ray Charles' "Baby, Let Me Hold Your Hand". The lineup varies, but always supports Allson's vocals and rolling piano nicely with a trio ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really sweet session that's very much in the mode of Almeida and Byrd's classic bossa-styled work! The set features the pair playing together in a jazzy acoustic guitar mode – working through a host of Brazilian numbers with backing provided only by the percussion of Milt Holland, plus ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Very nice album by this collective of Brit avant players that includes John Stevens, Trevor Watts, Keith Tippet, and Lindsay Cooper. The music's not as out as you'd expect, and instead grooves nicely at times with sort of a modal edge, augmented by the kind of sharp-toned solos you'd expect from ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the best records ever recorded by the Ambiance II Fusion Ensemble – a group led by sax player Daoud Abubakar Balewa – and grooving here in a mix of soul jazz and electric fusion that sounds pretty darn sweet overall! Daoud's got a pinched style to his reed work, creating a tone ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Flanged out Brazilian vocals from the late 70s. Amelinha's got a style that's a bit like Gal Costa in some parts, and a bit folksy in others – and the overall sound of the record is kind of like an updating of some of the more rootsy experiments done by the MPB stars of the early 70s. ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bad Bossa Nova is right – as Gene Ammons really hits a great groove here – one that's not exactly bossa, but which has lots of Latin and tropical touches! The session makes great use of 2 guitars at the same time – using that of Kenny Burrell for soulful rhythm, but also adding ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Classic Jug, playing in a laidback open-ended blowing session, with other strong Prestige players – like Coltrane, Jerome Richardson, Paul Quinichette, Art Taylor, and Mal Waldron, who always seems to be the driving force between most Prestige sides like this. The album has only 4 tracks, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some pen on back.)
A nice collection of Gene Ammons' work that doesn't always get as well remembered as his sides for Prestige or Chess – late 40s bop recordings for Savoy, done in a wonderfully full-voiced tone! The set features Gene's classic "Red Top", plus the great two part "Big Slam", ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
There wasn't much organ/tenor material being cut in LA during the early 60s – or not nearly as much as in the rest of the country – but the Amy/Bryant team was one of the city's best, if not the country's. This album's one of their few recordings together, and it features Curtis Amy ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Recent recordings of Olima Anditi – a legendary musician from postwar Kenya, assumed dead for years – but beautifully alive and well, as proclaimed by the title! The setting here is much more rootsy than some of Olima's more famous recordings – very much in the spirit of the work ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies. Comes with a nice booklet of notes!)
(Appears to be a recent pressing, with a Made In Holland sticker on back.)
Aquarian Dream —
Fantasy ... LP Elektra, 1978. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Righteous soul, but with a wicked groove too – a killer set from Aquarian Dream, made even better by some great Norman Connors production! In a way, Aquarian Dream were to Norman Connors what Ramp were to Roy Ayers – in that the group wasn't really that dominated by Connors, but they ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
One of the standout moments in the career of Rod Argent – a record that gave his self-named group one of their biggest hits ever, yet a set that still kept all the depth and diversity of their other records too! The album starts out with the group's famous "Hold Your Head Up" ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ambassador Satch is a key statement of Armstrong's global power in the postwar years, a time when the State Department was using his talents to mend fences and open doors after WWII. The material is Armstrong at his best comeback stretch – and most of these recall the classic sound of his ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
2LP set that brings together all of the live material that the Art Ensemble recorded for Japanese DIW in 1984. The concert was recorded in Tokyo, and the set list that includes the tracks "Ohnedaruth", "Spanish Song", "Ancestral Voices", "The Waltz", "Ze ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A the time they were taking Paris by storm, the Art Ensemble recorded this brilliant message to folks everywhere – one of their best early albums, and a landmark in Chicago avant garde jazz! The record features the group at their best – playing very tightly, but also with a sense of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful work from the Art Ensemble – and one of their undisputed classics! The record features some of the most perfectly realized moments the band ever cut to wax, with a blend of whimsical multi-instrumental improvisation, and a strong sense of the spiritual tradition in jazz. The album ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second smoking Live Oblivion set from Brian Auger and crew – twice as long, and maybe even twice as funky as the first! The tunes on here all really push the ten minute mark – stretching out the original Auger conception on studio sides, and featuring plenty of room for really ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pure magic from the height of Roy Ayers' classic 70s run on Polydor – a record that's filled with warm, jazzy grooves – all served up in that unique style that Roy was forging at the time! The album perfectly balances dancefloor tracks with mellower numbers – stepping out one ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The genius of Roy Ayers knows no end – and as this set of unreleased work from the 70s proves, Roy was always working at top form back in the day – even above and beyond his classic albums from the time! The grooves here are tremendous – funky, soulful, jazzy, and every bit as ... (Soul) read moreCD
Excellent work from Ayetoro – a group who are always out to show that they're not just another Afro Funk revival band! Instead, these guys work with a groove that's much richer – calling forth older highlife and jazzy styles too – wrapped up with a slight contemporary sensibility ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing package – one that's almost as essential to Albert Ayler's catalog as his classic albums on ESP from the 60s! The 9CD set is filled with rare material from Ayler – early recordings from Scandinavia, a smattering of American sides from the mid 60s, later work in France from ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Classic early material by Albert Ayler, recorded in New York in 1964, but originally issued only in Europe! The session features Ayler with the obscure trumpeter Norman Howard, plus Henry Grimes on bass and Sonny Murray on drums – and has all the crackle and imagination of Ayler's ESP ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the sweetest electric records to come from 70s Brazil – the fabulous first effort from the Azymuth trio, and work that's hardly been matched again! Although the group here have plenty of the warm keyboard touches of their more famous later work, they're also moving in territory that's ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Burt Bacharach's finest moments, and a soundtrack that we never tire of hearing! Burt wrote all the tunes – and the album's a wonderful romp, with lots of odd twists and turns that are quite different from Burt's usual bag (baby!), but which still have all of the charm of his best ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Badu takes the proud, righteous style of her underrated Mama's Gun album to an even deeper level on "Danger", the first single from her hugely-anticipated Worldwide Underground! In a NuSoul world that is so proudly and deeply rooted in rich soul traditions, Erykah continues to innovate ... (Neo Soul) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
A seminal record in the world of free jazz – a set that not only helped document the incredible talents of guitarist Derek Bailey, but also proclaimed a whole new role for his instrument as well! The music here is completely different than any jazz guitar in previous years – and even ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A legendary meeting of free jazz talents – and one of those records that completely changed the game during the 70s! Both guitarist Derek Bailey and drummer Han Bennink work here at a level that seems completely divorced from American roots in jazz – about as strongly in the post-68 ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great return to form for drummer Donald Bailey – a player who's probably best known for his work in the classic Jimmy Smith Trio of the late 50s/early 60s – but who sounds especially amazing here in a recent, righteous recording! Bailey's working with some very tight talent – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A delightful album of vocal renditions of Duke's tunes by little known singer Eugenie Baird. Baird's wonderfully relaxed takes on these great Ellington tunes begs the question of how she remained sidelined for so many years, and then went on to largely be forgotten except for a spell with Bing ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small name in pen on front. Label has a peeled spot.)
One of Chet Baker's best albums of the mid 60s – a tribute to Billie Holiday, one that has him both singing and playing, with a hip group that includes Hank Jones, Richard Davis, Seldon Powell, and Connie Kay. The format is quite nice, with arrangements by Jimmy Mundy that have just the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Excellent work – and believe it or not, a great big band album led by Chet Baker! Although Chet's mostly best known for his work in small groups, he's really shining here as the leader of a large ensemble that includes a mix of "cool" west coast players on horns – Bud Shank, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Nice soundtrack to the now-legendary film by Bruce Weber that tracked Chet Baker during some of the last days of his life. The set's got a nice mix of vocal and instrumental tracks, with Chet in fine enough form at the time of the recording. Titles include "You're My Thrill", "Moon ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The trumpet of Chet Baker was hard pressed to find a better accompanist than the piano of Russ Freeman – and the pair made some incredible recordings during Baker's early years at Pacific Jazz. This lovely set by Mosaic brings together all of the recordings cut during the time, and although ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print limited edition. Includes original book, box and all CDs with cases (two of which are still sealed) – in great shape!)
This guy's pretty darn great! Balduin combines older jazzy samples and bits of electronica – into tracks that retain all the warmth and soul of classic jazz, but which infuses it with all of the fresh electric energy of work on labels like Compost or some of the groovier French imprints of ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Plenty of fire here – a soulful, spiritul sort of energy that really sets the work of Billy Bang apart from any other players on his instrument! Bang's use of the violin here is really unique – almost as a fluid generator of tone and sound – one that's woven beautifully into ... (Jazz) read moreCD