One of Donald Byrd's most fantastic records for Blue Note – and one of three gems that he recorded with the great Sonny Red on alto sax! Byrd and Red work magnificently together – and the two of them play with a tightness and funkiness that's missing from a lot of their other records ... (Jazz) read moreCD
3 rare hardbop sides – issued together as one great 2 CD set! The album features work from 3 records first issued by the short-lived Transition label from Boston – Byrd's Eye View and Byrd Blows On Beacon Hill, both by Donald Byrd (in case you couldn't guess!), and Watkins At Large, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A pretty interesting set of tunes from David Byrne – way different than anything he's recorded for Luaka Bop in the last several years! Lead Us Not To Temptation is essentially the soundtrack to a movie starring Ewan MacGregor and Tilda Swinton, but it plays really well as a stand-alone, ... (Rock) read moreCD
Here Lies Love and here lies one of the most ambitious projects in the careers of it's authors, the restless creative spirit that is David Byrne and the nearly as adventurous Fatboy Slim! The album is a 2 disc song cycle about former First Lady Of The Philippines Imelda Marcos and her childhood ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Very very very cool stuff from Italy in the 70's. This tight little combo featuring Fender Rhodes, electric bass, and congas lays down some super tight grooves with a very deep, very funky, very laid back feel. Originally intended for soundtrack use in TV and commercials, this disc has finally ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An incredible set of funky piano tunes from 70s Italy – featuring the sweet electric keyboards of Johnny Cabildo, grooving like work from a lost funky blacksploitation soundtrack! The album's got a dozen totally hot funk instrumentals, with a cool Italian Fender Rhodes feel, and nice Latin ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great return to form for the legendary Cachao – and a session that seeks to recapture the Cuban Jam Session energy of his recordings from a few decades before! Production is by Andy Garcia, and is somewhat more sentimental than in the old days – although certainly still free from any ... (Latin) read moreCD
A long lost electric funk soundtrack for the grindhouse also-ran Bare Knuckles – full of wild, funky organ riffing, heavy drums and chicken scratch guitar! The flick is one of those sleazy 70s monstrosities full of motorcycle chases, bloody fist fights, and butt ugly guys who get the girls ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
"It's time for the percolator"! Raw new school Chicago house, from the first wave of Chicago's house renaissance in the early 90s, that would spawn a whole host of imitators! (Soul) 12-inch, Vinyl record
Classic Latin-tinged fusion on Capitol – recorded with a smooth soulful style that's right up there with the best of the Capitol Rare generation! Caldera mixes together nice jazzy saxes with guitars, percussion, and some great keyboard work by Eduardo Del Barrio – all produced by the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Joey Calderazzo —
Secrets ... CD Audio Quest, 1995. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Terry Callier's first album – recorded in 1964 when he was a wee teen hanging around Chicago's folk scene! As the title indicates, the album's definitely got a folk-styled sound – but also as the "new" implies, it's got a sound all it's own, fresh and free – and that ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not vocals, but a very cool instrumental set from guitarist Glen Campbell – done along the lines of some of his uncredited session work of the time! Includes drums from Hal Blaine and Earl Palmer, too! (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light surface wear, a small stain, and split bottom seam.)
One of the most essential Can albums, and perhaps their best – have drums ever sounded better on a record? Ege Bamyasi features some of Jaki Liebezeit's greatest beats, from the shorter songs like the amazing "Vitamin C", "I'm So Green", and "Spoon", to the ... (Rock) read moreCD
An early classic from Can – the first recordings with Damo Suzuki, and kind of the start of Can's more hypnotic sounds! Soundtracks found the group working for, you guessed it, film projects, but it's still pretty much a Can album rather than passages of more ambient score type music. ... (Rock) read moreCD
Moody genius from Can – and one of greatest albums of its time! Tons of spooky spare atmosphere, vocals that go from a lull to a cathartic echoey shriek, and that rollicking and propulsive backbeat that makes Can a band for the ages. Not just a landmark in what was to be dubbed Krautrock ... (Rock) read moreCD
A 5CD package filled with great work from this Brazilian samba legend – three full albums, plus two discs of rare material too! First up is the Candeia album from 1970 – lovely samba work from Candeia, a singer with a voice that's richly expressive, but often without any effort at all ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A beautiful bit of Latin funk – and one of the rarest albums ever from the mighty Candido! The album's one of the first that has Candido stepping out of the straighter Latin jazz mode of earlier years – working with a funky lineup of players arranged by the mad genius Joe Cain, and ... (Latin) read moreCD
A landmark set of grooves by this excellent Detroit group – a trio who recorded for the local indie Karen, but got a much bigger boost towards fame when their record was picked up by Atlantic! The set's one of the killer 60s Motor Town sets produced by Ollie McLaughlin – and like the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Purple & tan label stereo pressing. Cover has two small stickers on front.)
A classic – with titles that include "Baby It's You", "We've Only Just Begun", "Reason To Believe", "Close To You", "I'll Never Fall In Love Again", "Mr Guder", and "Another Song". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
John Carter/Bobby Bradford New Art Jazz Ensemble —
Seeking ... CD Revelation/Hatology (Switzerland), 1969. Used ...
An amazing debut from the John Carter/Bobby Bradford New Art Jazz Ensemble – one of the most powerful voices in jazz on the west coast at the end of the 60s! In a way, the quartet's sound is a culmination of the underground changes that had been bubbling under during most of the 60s on the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Marc Cary —
Cary On ... CD Enja (Germany), 1994. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Young lion jazz from a great little combo – one headed up by pianist Marc Cary, and featuring Roy Hargrove on trumpet, Ron Blake on tenor, and Yarborough Charles Laws on flute! The record's got the positive, forward-thinking sound you'd guess from the players – a great mix of entitled ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Wickedly fuzzy funk! Jimmy Castor recorded in a lot of different styles during the 70s – but the one he used on this album is still his best! The record's a non-stop guitar-heavy batch of classic funk tracks – and it features the storming break track "It's Just Begun", the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The senior Dorival Caymmi recorded a wonderful album when he turned 70 – and now his son Dori gives us an equally great record when hitting the same age – one done in a relatively spare setting that just features vocals and acoustic guitar, at a level that really keeps the family style ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Andrea Centazzo & Steve Lacy —
Clangs ... LP Ictus (Italy), 1976. Very Good+ ...
A great mix of Steve Lacy's angular soprano sax lines and the inventive percussion of Andrea Centazzo – recorded here in a live setting that keeps things pretty spare and playful throughout! Lacy also plays a few birdcalls, and a pocket synthesizer too – and titles include "Dome&qu ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great stuff – most likely the most hardbop oriented of all Paul Chambers' sessions for Blue Note, and a great little album that has the famous bassist fronting a group that includes Donald Byrd on trumpet, Clifford Jordan on tenor, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Elvin Jones on drums! Chambers' ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Overlooked 70s soul charmers from The Charisma Band – a group who definitely live up to their name! "Ain't Nothing Like Your Love" has this great soaring female vocal in the lead – righteous, with almost a deep soul power, but set to an excellent groove arranged by Bert ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
A massive suitcase full of classic soul from one of the world's most legendary artists – the complete Atlantic Recordings of the great Ray Charles, from 1952-1959 – including a wealth of rare material, a bonus DVD, and an 80 page booklet/historical account! The first 6 discs feature an ... (Soul) read moreCD
Fairly decent jazz session, and one in which Ray plays alto sax and electric piano, along with his usual acoustic piano. Milt Jackson is on vibes, of course, and the rest of the group includes Kenny Burrell, Percy Heath, and Art Taylor. Titles include "Soul Meeting", "X Ray ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great Bethlehem Records date from vibes man Teddy Charles – stepping out here in a set that's one of his most openly swinging of the time! The record still has some of the modern currents of Teddy's other work, but also makes great use of Zoot Sims on tenor – really pushing him out ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Teddy Charles/Oscar Pettiford/Hall Overton —
Three For Duke ... CD Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1957. New Copy ...
As hip of a trio as you could hope for at the time – taking on the music of Duke Ellington, but turning it into something entirely different in the end! The sound is incredible – clear, clean, modern vibes from the great Teddy Charles – inventive work on bass from Oscar Pettiford ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the first truly important records from Don Cherry as a leader – and an amazingly well-crafted session that brings together ideas from his early years with Ornette, and expands them with some of the freedoms he was learning from the European scene! The record boasts a format and lineup ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A glorious relic of early 70s studio pop – and a record that's awash in unapologetic references to The Beatles and The Beach Boys! Chesapeake Jukebox Band were a short-lived collaboration between singer-songwriters Steve Sawyer and Freddie McFinn, who are working here with genius producer ... (Rock) read moreCD
Another huge hit of the C'est Chic album that gave us "Le Freak", with a similar uplifting piano groove and a chirping guitar line that kept us bouncing in the roller rink as kids. (Soul) 12-inch, Vinyl record
Hard-slamming genius from pianist Sonny Clark – one of his greatest albums for Blue Note, and a real cooker that's served up with an all-star group! Clark's vision has never been tighter or fuller than on this album – save, perhaps, for the magnificent Cool Struttin – and his ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Quite possibly the crowning masterpiece by The Clash – and a record that certainly pushed them out of the punk rock ghetto and into the collections of countless mainstream folks over the years! This is the set that really pushed the group over the top – the one that harnessed all the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing with barcode. Includes the printed inner sleeves.)
Willie Clayton —
Forever ... CD Blues Interactions (Japan), 1988. Used ...
We kept hoping and hoping throughout the 80s that Clinton would get back into the funk of things, but it seems he never quite hit his stride, with the exception of the "Atomic Dog". And though we can't hold this up anywhere near his best work, it's a reasonably solid effort, given that ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the holy grails of the Spaced Out club music scene! Patrick Adams produced and arranged (and wrote and probably performed) this stunning set of spacey club grooves with a cool electronic feel, and a nice sense of mid to up-tempo rhythms. Includes the classic "Atmospheric Strut", ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first full length from Cold Cut, with their big hits "people Hold On" and "Doctorin' The House", plus their other cut and paste and house and hip hop crossover numbers, like "Fat (Party & Bullsh*t)", "theme From 'Reportage'", "Stop This Crazy ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Tommy Boy, including the printed inner sleeve.)
The greatest side of Nat King Cole's career – 100 singles from the 40s, 50s, and 60s – the kind of tracks that forever made him one of the favorites to chance across on radio after hours! The set does a great job of documenting Cole's work for Capitol (a label he practically helped ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
The funkiest album ever recorded by Lyn Collins – a stone solid set that really lives up to the legacy of her funky 45s! Like those gems, this one has Collins working with James Brown on production and the JBs in the background – creating a razor-sharp groove that's probably the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing sounds from Nicolas Collins – an artist who plays the radio in ways that most other folks might play a keyboard or guitar! "Devils Music" is a wonderful experiment from the mid 80s – one in which Collins takes sounds from the radio, then filters them into newly ... (Out Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pair of wonderful soundtracks from the great Michel Colombier – and film music that's every bit as groovy as some of his backings for French singers at the time! First up is Les Onze Mille Verges – a great mix of the groovy and the romantic – and one of the best soundtracks ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
A landmark record that should be in any Latin collection! At the time of this album, Johnny Colon was a young trombonist just getting his start – working in the turbulent late 60s Spanish Harlem scene, and picking up on the wide range of styles going down in the hood. At one level, he was a ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Soaring and soulful work from the legendary John Coltrane – a tremendous live set that's one of his best early 60s albums! The groove is open and free – filled with pulsating modal rhythms, and handled with a slightly more relaxed feeling than some of Trane's studio work from the same ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A true giant step for John Coltrane – and one of the first albums to really showcase his talent as a writer – and his amazing ability for penning some of the most soulful, spiritual themes in jazz! Apart from the well-known title cut, the record's filled with other Coltrane classics ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A long overdue testament to the live genius of the mighty John Coltrane Quartet – captured at the legendary Half Note club in NYC – disc 1 recorded on a date in March 1965 and disc 2 on a date in early May of the same year! The set finds Coltrane plus McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Sticker over barcode.)
Red ... LP MCA, 1987. Very Good ...
Rootsy gospel from The Como Mamas – a tremendous trio of female singers, working here in an all-acapella mode that's completely sublime! The set's an offshoot of the Como Now project done by Daptone a few years ago, and has the same timeless feel – quite a difference from the heavy ... (Gospel) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful work from a crack group of jazz legends, together billed as The Cookers – Billy Harper on tenor, Eddie Henderson and David Weiss on trumpet, Craig Handy on alto & flute, George Cables on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Billy Hart on drums – kind of a dream lineup, working ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Larry Coryell & Philip Catherine —
Splendid ... LP Elektra, 1978. Near Mint- ...
Acoustic duets between Larry Coryell and Philip Catherine – recorded with a style that's much more intimate and personal than some of the previous recordings by either player! Although Coryell first rose to fame at the end of the 60s with his fuzzy approach to jazz fusion, he's clearly ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gal Costa gets some great help here from Celso Fonseca – who produced the album, and gives Costa a fresh sound that makes the album one of her best from the 90s! The music's a bit in Fonseca's own mode on his recordings – currents of bossa that bring a classic feel at times, but also ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Gal Costa —
India ... CD Philips (Japan), 1973. New Copy ...
One of the richest, most expressive albums ever from the great Gal Costa – a set from her immediate post-Tropicalia years, and one that shows that she's got a lot more to offer than just a wild sense of experimentation! Gilberto Gil is the musical director here – with help from Rogerio ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A funky funky classic from The Counts – and an album that has the group tightening up their sound from the Westbound years, but still keeping the groove plenty nice! There's a tight, bad-walking feel to most of the cuts on the set – one that almost comes across with a blacksploitation ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album