Angelilo & Hamel —
Complicite ... LP Return To Analog (Canada), 1977. New Copy (reissue)...
A jazz record, but one with so much going on it's impossible to pin down – strands of influences from Latin, Brazilian, and other modes – mixed with occasional vocal contributions too! The vibe is a bit like some of those really creative criss-crossings on the French scene of the 70s ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)
Miles Davis with Sonny Stitt —
Live In Paris – 1960 ... LP Fremeaux & Associates/Return To Analog (Canada), 1960. New Copy 2LP ...
Rare work from a sometimes-overlooked chapter in the career of Miles Davis – a time when Sonny Stitt was briefly filling the tenor sax role that was more famously held by John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter! Stitt in any group is always a treat – and here, working with Miles, he turns in ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(2nd pressing – on limited clear vinyl, individually numbered edition of 1000 copies!)
Eden ... LP Return To Analog (Canada), 1978. New Copy (reissue)...
If Adam's Eden was this groovy, he might not have gotten into trouble with Eve, the apple, and all of that other business! This Eden's a French Canadian group from the 70s – and one that's got a wonderfully proggy sound – super-strong drums, long-spinning keyboards, and criss-crossing ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Completely sublime work from Beverly Glenn Copeland – a really unique artist who's almost a genre unto herself – and who sings here in a mix of folk, jazz, and soul – maybe resonant with work at the time by Terry Callier or Nina Simone, but every bit as individual as the best from ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Clear vinyl pressing.)
Sonny Greenwich —
Sun Song ... LP Radio Canada/Return To Analog (Canada), 1974. New Copy (reissue)...
A gem of a record from the great Sonny Greenwich – an open-toned guitarist with a style that's unlike anyone else we can think of – a Canadian player who never got much exposure down here in the US, but who really stands apart from most of the jazz guitarists of his generation! There's ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest moments ever from pianist Sadik Hakim – a player most people know for his contribution to the American bop scene of the late 40s – but an artist who grew even more strongly during his later years in Montreal! This album's a real highlight from that overlooked time ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)
La Revolution Francaise —
C Cool ... LP Return To Analog (Canada), 1968. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
Really revolutionary sounds from late 60s French Canada – work by ex-members of Sinners, who were more of a garagey group – taking off here into territory that really points the way towards all the newer ideas that were bubbling up in the Quebecois scene! Side two is perhaps the most ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic fuzz from a French Canadian combo of the 60s – one of the coolest garage bands we've ever heard from up north at the time, romping here with a style that's equal parts Sunset Strip and some of the hipper Parisian groups of the time! Lyrics are all in French, and the production has ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record with a sexy cover and a slinky sound to match – the rare second album from the cool French instrumental combo Les Jaguars – a 60s group who start in modes that resemble American surf guitar, but really take off into some great directions of their own! The style here is ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(2nd pressing on clear yellow vinyl – limited to 500!)
A rare bit of Canadian psych from the start of the 70s – served up by a group with a sound that's all their own! Some numbers here are straightforward hard rockers, but others have a more complex approach – not proggy, almost performative – like some of the trippier French ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic work from Thelonious Monk – a superbly-recorded live set from early 60s Paris – done with his legendary quartet with Charlie Rouse on tenor! The music here is wonderful – tracks that are often quite long, and stretched out nicely from the Columbia Records material by ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A hard rock gem from early 70s Canada – recorded with this cool production style that seems to push everything up around the edges, from the vocals, to the basslines, to the searing fuzzy guitars! The group do a great job of mixing in some airier numbers with the rockers – almost ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent prog set from the early 70s Quebec scene – work that really shows just how special that oft-overlooked world of music could be at the time! Octobre certainly have the instrumental chops to rival bigger prog groups, but they also come across with a quality that's more personal ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful mix of Quebecois prog and fusion – performed here by the core group Offenbach, working with larger accompaniment from the Vic Vogel Big Band! The performance is a unique one, but also a summation of all the freewheeling ideas that were taking place in this overlooked scene – ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 100 numbered copies!)
Rock Bottom ... LP Return To Analog (Canada), 1980. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
Billy Robinson —
Evolution's Blend ... LP Radio Canada/Return To Analog (Canada), 1972. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
A fantastic album from overlooked Candian tenorist Billy Robinson – a hell of a player, and one who might have been huge if this album were issued on a regular label in the US – instead of as a project by Radio Canada up north! Robinson has a wonderful vision here – gently ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album from Canadian hard rock legends Sex – a power trio at the core, but expanded here with some great flute and sax, the latter of which is played in both acoustic and electric modes! The sound isn't quite prog, but the songs are longer than before, and the jazzy reed work ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The debut album from this heavy Canadian power trio – a group who definitely put themselves on the line with their name – and the weird cover image of them running topless through a field! Fortunately, the sound's a lot less dated than that might make you expect – really hard-wail ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful late 50s live recording from the Horace Silver Quintet – one that features some very long performances of key songs from the group's book, with some very extended solos, and a much different vibe than some of the studio versions! As with the Jazz Messengers during this time, the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 500!)
Soleil 96 ... LP Return To Analog (Canada), 2021. New Copy ...
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Really great work from this French Canadian group – a contemporary set, but one that has lots of echoes of the past! There's a vibe here that has plenty of groovy 60s modes filtered through a 90s sensibility – somewhere in the territory of Stereolab, especially given the French lyrics ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A completely wonderful album from percussionist Guy Warren – a creative musician who made lots of great records over the years – but who maybe never topped himself after this gem from the late 60s UK scene! The set was done as part of the legendary Landsdowne Series for Columbia UK ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare disco soul from Canada – the self-titled set from Zig Zag! The sounds range from tightly vamping funky guitar grooves, to spacier and synth-driven – but it's energetic dancefloor funk & soul all the way! The lyrics are sung in Quebecois French, often with a funky grit, but ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album