This one features work by funky legends The Pazant Brothers, Lonnie Smith, Melvin Sparks, and others – but the overall sound is very modern soul, with lots of 80s groove elements. Monty sings on all tracks and the best moments have kind of a rough bass pedal groove. Tracks include "Got ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer bit of Latin Soul – one of the few albums ever recorded by conga player George Guzman, working here with a very cool, very hip, late 60s ensemble! The group sport 3 trumpets, piano, bass, and some very strong percussion – plus vocals in both English and Spanish, which makes ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful duets between guitarist Jim Hall and bassist Charlie Haden – recorded here in a previously-unissued live date from 1990 – with sublime sound throughout! Both players really open up when given the right sort of space – and find wonderful harmony together here – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A heck of a charmer from Haircut 100 – one of a handful of great UK albums from the early 80s that mixed post-punk energy with warmer touches from jazz and Latin – all in a blend that's completely wonderful overall! Haircut 100 were never trying to change the world – and they ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful Jim Hall experiment for the Jazzpar Prize in Denmark – a special set that features a core combo with additional material from a string quartet – all with results that give the record some of Jim's most tonally beautiful performances from the time! The core group is more ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Jim Hall's working here beautifully with trumpeter Tom Harrell – a player whose spacious tones are a perfect match for Jim's open, airy phrasing on the guitar – all supported beautifully by rhythms from Steve LaSpina on bass and Joey Baron on drums! Harrell plays mostly flugelhorn on ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A bold little message from alto saxophonist Lenny Hambro – a very strong record that should have made him as much of a giant on his instrument as contemporary talents like Lee Konitz or Herb Geller! Hambro has some of the soulful edge of the latter, and lots of the crisp, modern chromes of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove – a beautiful copy overall, save for a few light surface marks from the old inner sleeve. Cover is very nice – save for a spot of marker in a bottom corner.)
Gunter Hampel & Jeanne Lee —
Oasis ... LP Horo, 1978. Near Mint- 2LP ...
Just Sold Out!
A rare Horo Records outing from this sublime duo – a set that features just Gunter on vibes, clarinet, flute, and bass clarinet – alongside the haunting vocals of Jeanne Lee! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Inside gatefold seam is slightly unglued, but record is in great shape otherwise.)
Great overseas work from vibes legend Lionel Hampton – a set of recordings that contains a great surprise – namely some excellent early work from tenor genius Clifford Scott! Scott's a name that you might recognize from his later material with Bill Doggett – where his tenor was a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A firey stormer from the great Slide Hampton! The album's one of his few early sides for Atlantic – and like the others, it's a groundbreaking batch of larger group material, with slide out front on trombone, and the rest of the ensemble vamping along like a tight Blue Note combo. Players ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing, in a heavy glossy cover!)
Butch Hancock & Jimmie Dale Gilmore —
Two Roads ... CD Caroline, 1990. Used ...
A lyrical masterpiece from the young Herbie Hancock – and a record that's really special for so many different reasons! First, the songs are really long and open – even more so than some of Hancock's other work – with a quality that's balanced between his soul jazz roots, and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A definite monster from Herbie Hancock – one of those great records from Hancock's second chapter at Columbia Records – a time when he was really evolving as an artist, and able to take on the world of soul as well as he did with jazz and fusion! The groove is a great fusion of the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Killer electric work from Herbie Hancock – right on par with his groundbreaking Headhunters set, but a bit spacier too! The album features a Headhunters-solid lineup – with Bennie Maupin on saxes, Paul Jackson on bass, Mike Clark on drums, and Bill Summers on percussion – all ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Kip Hanrahan's incredible albums for American Clave – sides that are beyond description, and which seemed to emerge out of nowhere, offering some of the few true cross-cultural experiments in jazz in the 80s that didn't sound like they were forced or prepackaged! Kip's got a strong ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original American Clave pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)
Mike Hansen & Tomasz Krakowiak —
Relay ... CD Spool/Field (Canada), 2003. Used ...
One of the most legendary albums of jazz funk ever recorded! Rufus Harley was a saxophone player who also picked up the bagpipes for a few excellent 60s albums for Atlantic Records – and although those records are great, this 1972 independent album is a real mind blower! By the time of this ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic work from Slim Harpo – an album that kicks off with one of his biggest hits ever, and follows with plenty of great tunes as well! Things here are pretty rootsy and stripped-down – lots of spare, slowish rhythms (but a few funkier ones too!) – and instrumentation that's ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title certainly gets it right – as Derrick Harriott serves up a wonderful mix of sounds that owes plenty to American funk and soul of the early 70s – some cool Kingston covers of famous US tunes, and some other originals that are equally groovy overall! The set's one of the best ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Joe Harriott —
Jump For Me ... CD Esquire/Solid (Japan), 1954. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
Early work by Jamaican modernist Joe Harriott – already making quite a splash here in his early years on the London scene! Joe's blowing alto here in front of the trio of Tony Kinsey – a tight rhythmic ensemble with Bill Le Sage on vibes and piano, grooving in a hardbop style that's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Often overlooked, but a nice little record from Eddie's early electric period on Atlantic! The group is a very soulful one made up of Jodie Christian on electric piano, Louis Spears on bass, Billy Hart on drums, and Felix Henry on percussion. The overall sound is more restrained than some of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key meeting between the Three Sounds trio and the amazing Monk Higgins – done at a time when Higgins was taking his Chicago-crafted grooves to work on the west coast – and doing some really wonderful productions with Dee Ervin! The set features full Higgins backings throughout – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. Label has an ink stamp, light wear, and a bit of marker.)
One of the rare early albums on the Detroit based Tribe label, now made legendary by the compilations on Soul Jazz and P-Vine. Tenor player Wendell Harrison leads a group that includes Marcus Belgrave, Charles Eubanks, and Phil Ranelin, and which features occasional poetry by the "Black ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The wit and wisdom of the young John Hartford – served up in some of the most unusual tunes that RCA ever recorded in Nashville! Titles include "Jack's In The Sack", "Eve Of My Multiplication", "Front Porch", "I Shoulda Wore My Birthday Suit", "Lik ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing. Cover has some tape on the spine in one corner.)
Great early avant on ECM – with Harth on tenor and clarinet, Dieter Herrmann on trombone, Johannes Kramer on guitar, Franz Volhard on cello, Thomas Stowsand on cello and flute, Peter Stock on bass, and Thomas Cremer on percussion and clarinet. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful album of dark-hued vocals – sung by Johnny Hartman with a quality that's as smokey as the image of him with a cigarette on the cover! The album set a whole new standard for male vocal jazz in the 60s – and is a distillation and refinement of earlier ideas in music by Billy ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing, with Van Gelder/Stereo stamps – in great shape!)
Massive later music from Coleman Hawkins – a date that might be easy to overlook, given the unassuming package – but one that really features that newfound mix of modernism and soul that graced the later years of Hawk! The setting is a bit unusual, but that's part of the charm – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great later Coleman Hawkins on Impulse – just the sort of deep-toned, soulfully-blown record that makes all his sessions for the label so great! Hawk's very firmly in the lead on that classic tenor of his – but the rest of the lineup keeps things swinging too – with Snooky Young ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has an ink stamp and a bit of pen on back.)
The first-ever Blue Note album as a leader for drummer Louis Hayes – something that's long overdue, given that the man played on classic albums for the label by Clifford Jordan, Sonny Clark, Grant Green, and Curtis Fuller – not to mention his first big boss, Horace Silver – who ... (Jazz) read moreCD
"God Make Me Funky" is easily the best cut ever by The Headhunters – a killer long jazz funk groove, one that begins with drums that have inspired a generation of DJs, and which have made the track in-demand for years! (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
A landmark bit of jazz funk – from one of the greatest backup groups of the 70s! Herbie Hancock first brought The Headhunters to light – working with the San Francisco-based combo that included Bennie Maupin, Mike Clark, Paul Jackson, and Bill Summers – using their sound to give ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rootsy rock with love for country funk & soul, too, from Heads Hands & Feet – the free-wheeling group led by world class guitarist Albert Lee, Chas Hodges on a bunch of rootsy stringed instruments from banjo, to fiddle, guitar and bass – the group's second album and an ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, a name in marker, and light wear.)
Heads Of State (Bartz/Willis/Williams/Foster) —
Four In One ... CD Smoke Sessions, 2017. New Copy ...
Here's a group we'd gladly vote for heads of state – a sharp quartet that features some wonderful alto work from the great Gary Bartz – who gets plenty of space to open us as a soloist in a more traditional setting – following that great path he's taken on the second half of his ... (Jazz) read moreCD
They definitely got the title right on this one – because the group never seems to move in any sort of direct line – instead always tripping around nicely with all these hip little twists and turns! Karl Hector & The Malcouns are the same loose collective of players you'll know ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Subtle genius from Joe Henderson – a wonderfully laidback album that interweaves Latin rhythms, west coast soul jazz, and some slight electric touches – all in a mode that shows Henderson to be one of the deepest thinking players of his scene! All tracks are long and exploratory, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stone killer from the early Blue Note years of tenorist Joe Henderson – a key example of why the label had so much faith in him right from the start, and why Henderson's horn was quite different than so many other players of the 60s! There's a sharp edge here, but there's also a soulful ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Michael Henderson —
Solid ... LP Buddah, 1976. Very Good ...
The very first album from Michael Henderson – but a set that already finds him very much at the top of his game – thanks to previous work with Miles Davis and Norman Connors! Both artists gave Henderson a chance to do different things with his music, and by the time of this record, ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & a promo tracklist sticker.)
Jimi Hendrix instrumental studio sessions circa 1969 and 1970 – one of best of the "authorized bootleg" releases from by Hendrix estate over the years – with some really great all instrumental jams with the heaviness and drive we know and love, with some looser and more ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl! First pressing limited to 5000 numbered copies.)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience at their most classic! Tripped out bluesy cosmic rock ferocity and great songs, too – firing on all cylinders here on the middle record of their ultra epic three LP series of unimpeachable greatness. Titles include "EXP", "Up From The Skies", ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl all analog remaster with original artwork plus 8-page LP sized booklet with rare photos and liner notes.)
Woody Herman —
Three Herds ... CD Columbia (France), Mid 40s/1954. New Copy ...
A great collection of work from one of the hippest bandleaders to emerge in the swing generation – and one of the few to be able to tie his approach to the growing worlds of modern jazz and jump jive too! The set features material from Woody Herman's first three "herds" – the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A pretty remarkable set of spacey soul songcraft from Hiatus Kaiyote – a Melbourne group that blends moody, laidback live soul instrumentation with bubbling futuristic elements in a surprisingly seamless way – elevated even higher by strong songwriting and the soulful vocals of Nai Palm! ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Warm, wonderful work from pianist John Hicks – stretching out here in a trio set that also features some vibes from Bobby Hutcherson! The best tracks here have that great Hicks groove – a style that's not really funky or modal, but leaping forward with a warm approach to the rhythms ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A classic "new thing" album recorded with the cream of Blue Note's avant 60s players – like Eric Dolphy, Joe Henderson, and Tony Williams – standing out with Hill as some of the most adventurous players for the label at the time! The album's awash with jagged piano likes from ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The third solo album from Steve Hillage – a much more focused effort than before, and a record that features production from Malcolm Cecil of Tonto's Expanding Head Band! The album's still got plenty of trademark Hillage guitar work, but it's also got a fair bit more focused tunes than ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a sticker spot.)
A pivotal recording from Japanese trumpeter Terumasa Hino – done in a crackling electric mode that's a real departure from his earlier work! Terumasa's probably gotten a bit of inspiration here from Bitches Brew (as you might guess from one of the titles, "Like Miles") – but ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful work from Andre Hodeir – one of the most intellectual French talents in jazz during the postwar years, and also a hell of a writer and arranger too! The core of this collection features a series of jazz "essais" by Hodeir – beautiful compositions that are set up in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Brilliant work from the modernist underground late 50s Paris! Andre Hodeir was one of the city's best-known jazz composers and arrangers at the time – a key part of the postwar scene, and its development into its own style away from strictly American sounds. Hodier's working here with a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the first Verve albums to push Johnny Hodges away from Ellington and into the soul jazz mode that served him well as a leader in the 60s – recorded here with Wild Bill Davis on organ, Sam Jones on bass, Louis Hayes on drums, and the great Les Spann on both guitar and flute! Spann's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great setting for Hoggard's vibes – with help from Dave Grusin, who also arranged – as well as Dave Valentin, Marcus Miller, Patti Austin, and Chico Freeman. Titles include "Samba Pa Negra", "West End Dancer", "Kalima's Garden Song", and "Days Like ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A brilliant follow-up to the first Brasilianos set from Hamilton De Hollanda – one that's even more dynamic than the first, and which comes with a bonus DVD as well! The group is awash in warm acoustic sounds – Hamilton on 10-string mandolin, Daniel Santiago on acoustic guitar, Gabriel ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Really lovely work from Hamilton De Hollanda – the third entry in his Brasilianos series, and possibly the most compelling so far! Hamilton plays a 10 string mandolin with effortless ease – spinning out rich tones and colors that go far beyond traditional Brazilian use of a bandolim ... (Brazil) read moreCD
(Promo sticker on barcode.)
Hamilton De Holanda —
Intimo ... CD Adventure Music, 2007. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Solo mandolin work by Hamilton De Holanda – played very much in the spare mode you might guess from the title – but often with a bit more dynamic energy than you might expect! Hamilton really has a great range of sound from his instrument – drawing on the Brazilian tradition of ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Rare work from Billie Holiday – a compilation of 12 songs that were broadcast or performed live between 1949 and 1952 that were not previously released. The performances are good, even though a bit subdued, and the tracks include "My Man", "He's Funny That Way", "Billi ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the avant garde classics in the early catalog of ECM Records – a set that has bassist Dave Holland working with two key bandmates from the Circle group – Anthony Braxton on saxes and flute, and Barry Altschul on percussion – as well as the great Sam Rivers on flute and sax, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Honest John —
Sailor ... LP Lion, 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
A heavy Texas trio from the 70s – one who have the kind of homegrown vibe you'd expect from the cover, but who also really know how to deliver a heavy guitar solo as well! The music owes plenty to the initial hard rock explosion of the early 70s – and in a way, the remote setting and ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great French recording of John Lee Hooker – nicely faithful to his best sound – and with titles that include "Hey Baby You Look Good To Me", "My Name Is Ringing", "Mean Woman", "Why Put Me Down", "Talk To Your Daughter", and "The ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really unique album from the great John Lee Hooker – done for the mostly-soul Wand Records label, and with a feel that's quite different than some of Hooker's other records! There's a distinctly jazzy undercurrent running through the record at times – sometimes with some moody, ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most hard-edged albums ever cut by pianist Elmo Hope – and a smoking date that features lots of great tenor from Frank Foster – who'd recorded previously with Hope on Blue Note! Foster's at his deep, soulful early best here – not as much of the familiar Basie-driven ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Lightnin Hopkins —
Blues ... LP Mainstream, 1950/1951. New Copy (reissue)...
Great vintage recordings from Lightning Hopkins – initially recorded by producer Bob Shad on his trips to the south in the early 50s, then later issued on Shad's label Mainstream in the 60s! The style here captures Hopkins at his best – very spare and lowdown, with gritty guitar ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic blues from Lightnin Hopkins – a set that's far rootsier than you might expect from the "electric show" in the title! Hopkins plays mostly acoustic guitar here – and sings with very spare backing overall – just a bit of keyboards, bass, and drums, plus some ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A late 60s recording by Lightning Hopkins – but one of his rootsiest of the decade, thanks to the gritty production of the Arhoolie label! There's a really personal, intimate feel to the record – almost as if the label just set up in Hopkins' living room while he was running through a ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A gem of a record from the legendary Lightnin Hopkins – a set that adds in just a bit of extra instrumentation, including drums from Spider Kilpatrick on a few cuts, and additional bass and drums on a few more – all with a vibe that adds a slight extra kick to the Hopkins groove, but ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tasty batch of jazzy soul tracks that features Lena Horne's vocals backed on many tunes by the guitar of Gabor Szabo. The sound's doper than you'd expect, with a stone groove that works well, thanks to great arrangements by Gary McFarland on about half of the set, plus more spacious backings on ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great return to recording for Son House – a musician who'd stopped playing the guitar in the postwar years, but rose again to fame during the great folk blues revival of the 60s! The style here is every bit as classic as some of Son's earliest music – just recorded a lot better, too ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful voyage of self-discovery from drummer Ollie Howell – but a set that also clearly gets its strength his collaboration with the other members of the session too! Ollie adds in a bit of electronics with his drums, but the core energy here mostly comes from the acoustic exchange ... (Jazz) read moreCD