A wonderful early album from this hip Japanese singer – done in a mix of jazz and soul that reminds us a lot of Marlena Shaw! The overall style here is perhaps a bit more on the jazz side of the spectrum, but the arrangements and production are definitely influenced by American R&B of ... (Vocalists) read moreCD
Really heady work from Brainticket – a Swiss trio, and one who serve up this masterpiece at a level that rivals the best Krautrock work of the time! There's a very heady quality to many of the tunes – not full-on jamming, but instead this really compelling use of instrumental elements ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Francis Lai —
Emmanuelle 2 ... LP Victor/Diggers Factory (France), 1976. New Copy (reissue)...
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A sleazy film, but one with some really great music from Francis Lai – the composer better known for his mainstream contributions to classics like A Man & A Woman and Live For Life! In any setting, Lai displays an amazing genius for spare tunes that hit a lyrical chord and a warmly ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible new soul album – and one of our favorites of the past few years! Laurnea's one of the best singers we've heard in ages, and she's got a warm sweet wonderful voice that works perfectly with the album's mellow jazzy arrangements. There's lots of cool electric keyboards, a slowly ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Hidehiko Matsumoto, Ejii Kitamura, Akio Mitsui, & Others —
Golden Jam Session ... LP Victor (Japan), 1973. Near Mint- ...
The great Sleepy Matsumoto plays tenor, in a host of other Japanese giants from the more swing-based side of the spectrum! Keiko Takahashi sings a bit on the record, too. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Quad pressing, with obi! Back of obi has some light wear, front is great.)
A buzzing, hard-hitting batch of pychedelic rock from Japan's The Mops – featuring some groovy, echoey tunes penned by the group and sung in their native language – plus a nice choice of passionate covers! The sound is a little bit like Love in their early rawness – and the Mops ... (Rock) read moreCD
A legendary concert – recorded at Massey Hall in Toronto, with a previously-unmatched quintet of superstar bop players – Charlie Parker on alto, Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, Bud Powell on piano, Charles Mingus on bass, and Max Roach on drums – all coming together in a performance ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Note – artwork is wrinkled from some light water damage.)
One of Sonny Rollins' best albums of the 70s – a Japanese-only live date that features some excellent work on both tenor and soprano sax! The group has a really great feel – thanks to congas by Mtume and guitar from Yoshiaki Masuo – both of whom bring some new elements to Rollins' ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Features Satoru Shionoya on piano, Yosuke Inoue on bass, and Hideo Yamaki on drums. Tracks include "Morning Bliss", "Deep Affection", "In A Driving Rain", "Spanish Waltz", and "Hard Cookie Dance". (Jazz) CD
Soil & Pimp Sessions —
Essence Of Soil ... LP Victor/At Home Sound (Japan), 2021. New Copy ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the greatest record we've heard so far from this Japanese jazz group – a combo we've been loving for many years, and who really seem to have unlocked some more spiritual currents in their music for this release! In the past, Soil & Pimp were often focused most strongly on the ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe the greatest record we've heard so far from this Japanese jazz group – a combo we've been loving for many years, and who really seem to have unlocked some more spiritual currents in their music for this release! In the past, Soil & Pimp were often focused most strongly on the ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Contemporary big band sounds with a latin twist. Tracks include "Sky Dive", "Fiesta A La King", "Mambo Inn", "Tune Up", "Squib Cakes", and "Mambo Medley". (Jazz) CD
(Out of print.)
Mal Waldron & Gary Peacock —
First Encounter ... LP Victor/Alternative Fox (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
Far-reaching and incredibly soulful work from Mal Waldron and Gary Peacock! Both players are at the height of their powers here, and have a warmth and sense of interplay that makes the session one of the best they did alone or together during the time. The group's a trio, with Hiroshi Murakami ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key fusion set from Sadao Watanabe – a record that has him moving away from some of the bolder tones of the early 70s, into warmly soulful territory that would him him find a much bigger international audience! The album's still got a nice sharp edge, though – as it's recorded in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of the coolest albums ever cut by Japanese wood flute player Hozan Yamamoto – a set that has him working with very groovy backings from the Sharps & Flats ensemble – who almost give the whole thing an MPS label blending of funky jazz and world music sounds! The approach is ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Includes selections by the orchestras of Carlos Di Sarli, Rita Morales, Angel Vargas, Nicolas D'Allesandro, Angel Dominguez, Florindo Sassone, Carlos Figari, and others. (Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album