The second album from Aaliyah, and a huge step forward from the first – shifting both away from production by R Kelly, and towards a more adult approach that really has the singer coming across as a mature solo artist on her own! This time around, Timbaland handles much of the key production ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A massive posthumous compilation – one that features album tracks, singles, and some other non-LP material from the fantastic Aaliyah – a double-length set that certainly deserves the "ultimate" used in the title! Tracks here feature a few guest appearances by Timbaland, and ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two important improvising trios come together head to head in the transatlantic brilliance of Okka Disk Records in the 90s – recorded in a very unusual way that lets you clearly hear all the contributions of the members of the group! In the left channel stands AALY – a searing lineup ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Aardvark ... CD Deram/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy ...
Tripped out, hard rocking, and massively powerful stuff by this little-known British group from the early 70s – a group who clearly have picked up some of the progressive leanings of the jazz rock scene of the time, but who manage to hone the whole thing down into a really focused sound! ... (Rock) read moreCD
Damon Aaron —
Eaves ... CD P-Vine (Japan), 2004. Used ...
Robert Aaron —
Trouble Man ... CD Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2010. New Copy ...
Robert Aaron is an unusual figure on the New York scene – a farther part of the no wave scene in its glory days, yet also a musician who was also playing outside on the streets around the town too – maybe something you wouldn't guess from his image on the cover! This set brings back ... (Jazz) read moreCD
AB Skhy are one of those totally great late 60s groups who never fully got their due – overflowing with instrumental chops and bearing a really sharp sound – but never hitting the mark that they should have with this well-done debut! The group push blues influences into psych, and come ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ringwear, edge wear, and splitting in the bottom seam.)
Jam-packed with hit material by this always-popular 70s group – featuring 19 classic tracks that include "Dancing Queen", "Knowing Me Knowing You", "Take A Chance On Me", "Mamma Mia", "Super Trouper", "I Have A Dream", "Fernando& ... (Rock) read moreCD
Includes the classic "Voulez-Vous", plus "Does Your Mother Know", "Lovers", "Angeleyes", "I Have A Dream", "The King Has Lost His Crown", and "If It Wasn't For The Nights" – plus 3 bonus tracks. (Rock) CD
A host of great guitarists, all coming together to pay tribute to one of their own – the mighty Pat Martino, an artist on the strings from his early years in the 60s in organ combos, through his very creative 70s material, into a great run of albums in later years too! Pat's memory is in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Spiritual avant material from this ex-Ra trumpeter and his excellent quintet that includes David S. Ware, Charles Moffett, Fred Hopkins, and Masuhjaa. Ware is in fine form here, and plays nicely on Abdullah's original compositions "The Search", "African Songbird", and "The ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Amazing soundshapes from guitarist John Abercrombie – a set that strongly follows in the tradition of his ECM work of the 70s, but also pushes at the edges a bit, too! Abercrombie plays electric, in that haunting, ethereal style of his – and also uses a guitar synthesizer too, but in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great set from the John Abercrombie Quartet – that late 70s group that seemed to find one of the best matches for John's unusual phrasing on the guitar – with round, warm work on bass from George Mraz, equally great piano from Richie Beirach, and drums from Peter Donald. The songs ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has ring and edge wear.)
John Abercrombie/Dave Holland/Jack DeJohnette —
Gateway ... LP ECM, 1975. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
A whole new kind of trio session for the 70s – one that has the airy, open lines of guitarist John Abercrombie stretching out nicely in the company of drummer Jack DeJohnette and bassist Dave Holland! The music is archetypal ECM work of the time – a complete contrast to a guitar trio ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two great duet recordings – each featuring Muhal Richard Abrams with a fellow member of the AACM! CD1 features what may well be the last recording of tenor giant Fred Anderson – a performance recorded late in 2009, with Abrams on piano and Anderson blowing some wonderfully tentative ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Joshua Abrams —
Cloud Script ... LP Rogue Art (France), 2020. New Copy Gatefold ...
Tremendous work from Joshua Abrams – a set that's very different than some of his other work in recent years, but every bit as great! The set's got a lean group – Abrams on bass, Jeff Parker on guitar, Gerald Cleaver on drums, and the great Ari Brown on tenor – of Awakening fame ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Muhal Richard Abrams —
Afrisong ... CD Why Not/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ...
One of the most beautiful albums ever recorded by this legendary AACM pianist! The album was a rare Japanese-only session from 1975, but recorded in Chicago – and it features Muhal playing solo – in beautifully warm spiritual tones that are very different from his playing on many other ... (Jazz) read moreCD
One of our favorite albums ever from Muhal Richard Abrams – a deeply spiritual set that moves past some of the more academic tones of other earlier sessions! The sound is often quite spare at times – built up in a creatively compelling AACM way that's almost more Art Ensemble than ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A tremendous step forward for the young Muhal Richard Abrams – a set that still shows his early roots in the AACM, but which also blossoms with some of his more serious compositional efforts to come! There's a sensitivity here that really stands out – even among Abrams' contemporaries ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Muhal Richard Abrams featuring Malachi Favors —
Sightsong ... CD Black Saint (Italy), 1976. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A fantastic record – and one of the warmest, most soulful sets we've ever heard from Muhal Richard Abrams! The album features Muhal's piano alongside the bass of Malachi Favors – a really unique duo outing that unlocks a whole new side of both players, especially Favors, who really ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Muhal Richard Abrams/George Lewis/Roscoe Mitchell —
Streaming ... CD PI Recordings, 2006. Used ...
Muhal Richard Abrams on piano, bell, bamboo flute, taxi horn, and percussion; George Lewis on trombone and laptop; Roscoe Mitchell on soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, and percussion. (Jazz) CD
Argentine rock, recorded in Paris during the early 70s – a really unusual expatriate album that comes off with a sound that's pretty unique! Miguel Abuelo clearly draws inspiration from the heavier rock that was showing up in South America at the time – yet the overall execution of the ... (Rock) read moreCD
Titles include the classic "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" – plus "Big Balls", "Problem Child", "Ride On", "Squealer", "There's Gonna Be Some Rockin", "Love At First Feel", "Rocker", and "Ain't No Fun Waiting ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK red and green label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
An early classic – vocals from Bon Scott, searing guitar from Angus, and titles that include "Whole Lotta Rosie", "Go Down", "Let There Be Rock", "Problem Child", "Overdose", "Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be", and "Bad Boy ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Atco pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear, lightly bent corners, and is wavy at the top right corner.)
The only full album from Johnny Ace – a key figure in the Memphis scene of the 50s, and one of the first great casualties of rock and roll! Johnny was one of the first singers to record for the legendary Duke label, and worked in a mode that helped transform the smoother style of the west ... (Soul) read moreCD
The only full album from Johnny Ace – a key figure in the Memphis scene of the 50s, and one of the first great casualties of rock and roll! Johnny was one of the first singers to record for the legendary Duke label, and worked in a mode that helped transform the smoother style of the west ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s yellow label ABC pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear, discoloration from age, and is stained at the bottom 2 inches, with a split bottom seam, and some small tears and a bit of pen in back.)
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids —
Shaman ... LP Strut (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
A tremendous return to form for reedman Idris Ackamoor and his Pyramids group – and a record that we love every bit as much as his classic material from the 70s! There's a power, righteousness, and urgency to this album that we haven't heard from Ackamoor in years – very much the kind ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Although most Nonesuch Explorer sessions were ethnographic ones, recorded in the field by the label's engineers – this one's a studio session, recorded in New York by a group that's reputedly from Ghana, but which seems to be kind of a "fake" one from our perspective. Why? Well, ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Late 60s blue label pressing. Vinyl is clean, but has a mark that clicks for a few spins during "Echoes Of The African Forest".)
An obscure soul group, but a great one – equally at home with a fragile harmony tune as they were with more uptempo groovers for the dancefloor! This one and only album from Act One is a perfect illustration of the best two sides of the east coast indie soul scene of the early 70s – ... (Soul) read moreCD
Hip hop may not be the only love in the life of Action Bronson, but he certainly doesn't make us feel that way as he comes on strong right from the start – able to step out with lyrical strengths that burst through the noisier moments on the set, then deliver some leaner tracks that really ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet —
Decisions ... CD Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1984. New Copy ...
One of those key records that has George Adams and Don Pullen reinventing expectations of jazz for the 80s – both musicians with plenty of ear for the outside, but also coming back home with a well-rounded, deeply-rooted approach that's crucial in taking the American jazz legacy another step ... (Jazz) read moreCD
George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet —
Earth Beams ... CD Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
A firey session from the quartet of George Adams and Don Pullen – a set that has the group stretching out in some of their most spiritual modes, yet still finding plenty of time to swing as well! Adams is tremendous on tenor – a very fresh voice in the post-Coltrane world, with ... (Jazz) read moreCD
George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet —
Life Line ... CD Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1981. New Copy ...
A strong outing from this key post-Mingus collaboration – and a record that really shows both Don Pullen and George Adams really coming into their own! Pullen's piano can have plenty of edges, as can Adams' tenor – but there's also some warmer, lyrical moments that really round things ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A huge collection of work from the second chapter in the career of long-running New Orleans soul singer Johnny Adams – work after his initial rise to fame on the SSS International label, from a time when he was working with producer Senator Jones, in a groove that nicely updated an older deep ... (Soul) read moreCD
Quite possibly the freshest vibist we've heard in years – a player whose records are always exploding with amazing sounds on his instrument – and the kind of intensity we'd reserve for a rare few on the vibes – maybe Bobby Hutcherson, Walt Dickerson, or Steve Nelson! Jason ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Wickedly hip work from Cannonball Adderley – and one of his real standout sessions for Capitol Records in the 60s! The set lives up to its "Africa" promise right from the very first note – and features a set of loud, proud tunes that really bring out the righteous sounds of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Titles include "74 Miles Away", "Country Preacher", "Work Song", "Jive Samba", "Mercy Mercy Mercy", "Walk Tall", and "Why Am I Treated So Bad" – lots of classics produced by David Axelrod! (Jazz) CD
Cannonball Adderley —
Big Man ... CD Fantasy/Real Gone, 1975. New Copy ...
One of the last albums ever issued by the great Cannonball Adderley – and one of the most ambitious, too! The set's a concept album – done in close collaboration with David Axelrod, in a similar spirit to some of Cannon's projects on the zodiac or the bible – but this time turned ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great session from 1959 – one that features John Coltrane playing with the Adderley group, recorded in Chicago when they were stopping through the city with Miles Davis' combo at the time! In fact, since the rhythm section includes Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb – and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(Late 80s pressing, BMG Direct edition. Please note the tray card is stained and rippled – booklet is fine.)
A hip little live set from Cannonball – recorded at the end of the funky 60s, in Paris, with Joe Zawinul on keyboards, and in the same long electric tradition as his famous Country Preacher album! The tracks include some of the gems from the Capitol years – stretched out and served up ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Rock-solid live material from the classic Cannonball Adderley Sextet – a combo who could usually groove even better on a concert date then they could in the studio! The album's one of a number of key live sides from Cannon in the 60s – and although it pre-dates his work on Capitol, it's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Rare concert work by Cannonball Adderley – recorded live in Europe in the early 60s, only ever issued there until a much later release in the US, but every bit as essential as any of the Adderley live combo albums from the early 60s – including their classics at the Lighthouse and in ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A hardbop classic from Cannonball Adderley – and one of his harder to find albums from the Riverside days! The set has Cannon playing without his usual group, in the context of an all-star batch of players that includes Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb – who he worked with ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A totally great set by Cannonball Adderley – one of his funkiest albums ever, recorded live at Operation Breadbasket under the supervision of Jesse Jackson, and a session in which the band is cooking a lot more than on some of their other albums from the time! The set grooves hard with some ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A totally great set by Cannonball Adderley – one of his funkiest albums ever, recorded live at Operation Breadbasket under the supervision of Jesse Jackson, and a session in which the band is cooking a lot more than on some of their other albums from the time! The set grooves hard with some ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A key meeting of Cannonball Adderley and David Axelrod – and one of the pair's first larger collaborations together! The album features Cannonball solos over larger backings by Oliver Nelson – with some occasional help from brother Nat Adderley – all produced with that dark ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UK Stereo rainbow label pressing. Flipback cover has light wear & aging, old sticker remnants. Name in marker on the back.)
Very early work from Cannonball Adderley – recorded way before the funky years, when he was a hard-wailing soulful soloist with a lot of bop in his style! Cannon's paired here with brother Nat, a good companion even at this early stage – and the two of them solo in front of a large ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Very early work from Cannonball Adderley – recorded way before the funky years, when he was a hard-wailing soulful soloist with a lot of bop in his style! Cannon's paired here with brother Nat, a good companion even at this early stage – and the two of them solo in front of a large ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Mercury pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on "Rose Room" and "Fallen Feathers". Cover has some wear and aging, half split top seam, some light stains, and small peeled spots.)
Beautiful early work from Cannonball Adderley – and a record that's quite different than most of his better known sets from the time! The album's more spare and stripped-down than usual – with Cannon's alto in a quartet alongside Bill Evans on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Connie Kay ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label Bill Grauer Productions Inc pressing with microphone logo – RLP 433. Cover has a split top seam, split bottom seam held with masking tape, and some wear and aging, with a small peeled spot and ink stamp in back.)
If the 60's ever had a "hit" jazz record, it was probably this one! The album's a sparkling live session featuring the trademark soul jazz sounds of the Cannonball Adderley group with Joe Zawinul on acoustic and electric piano, and brother Nat Adderley on cornet. The tracks have a long ... (Jazz) read moreCD
If the 60's ever had a "hit" jazz record, it was probably this one! The album's a sparkling live session featuring the trademark soul jazz sounds of the Cannonball Adderley group with Joe Zawinul on acoustic and electric piano, and brother Nat Adderley on cornet. The tracks have a long ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo rainbow label pressing. Cover has some surface wear, light splitting.)
Sweet funky 70s work from Cannonball Adderley – a record that has him revisiting older tunes from his early soul jazz years – but in ways that give them a whole new electric vibe overall! The album's actually Cannonball's last full studio set, but it's also one of his greatest too ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark album – even if it was the only session that Cannonball Adderley ever cut for Blue Note! The album was recorded at a time when Adderley was working with Miles Davis – and as such, the session features a group that includes Miles, blowing trumpet in a cool tone that's a ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese King pressing, with obi – GXF 3001. Back cover has some aging, but front looks nice.)
A landmark album – even if it was the only session that Cannonball Adderley ever cut for Blue Note! The album was recorded at a time when Adderley was working with Miles Davis – and as such, the session features a group that includes Miles, blowing trumpet in a cool tone that's a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An album that definitely lives up to its title – given the great change and evolution in the style of Cannonball Adderley's music – definitely pointed towards the soul jazz fame to come in the 60s! The group here has Adderley's alto in the company of some all-stars who may not be his ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Cannonball Adderley recorded this nice little groover in 1962, when American musicans were just getting on the bossa tip, and still keeping things pretty authentic. The record was cut in New York with Sergio Mendes' early Bossa Rio group – the legendary Brazilian jazz ensemble that featured ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pair of groundbreaking records from King Sunny Ade – both of which represent a new wave of interest in African music after the initial burst of the Fela Kuti generation! First up is Synchro System – fantastic work from King Sunny Ade – one of his first truly global releases, ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Jazz versions of classics by Antonio Carlos Jobim – all done by a group arranged and directed by guitarist Mario Adnet, and featuring guest work from Joyce, Helio Delmiro, Romero Lumbambo, and others! The sound here is really fresh – not merely just a reworking of Jobim's original ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Tracks include "Sozialbao", "Harmagedon", "W.A. Mozart vs Random Generator", and "La Pretre Vire". (Jazz) CD
Advancement ... LP Philips/Cosmic Rock, 1969. New Copy (reissue)...
Dreamy instrumental work by this one-off combo – a group that includes members of Bill Plummer's Cosmic Brotherhood and Gabor Szabo's late 60s band – all coming together with styles that are even more exotic than those ensembles! The style here is often quite laidback – a bit ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the many excellent albums that appeared on the jazz instruction record label of Jamey Aebersold – this one a set of trio tracks based around the work of Herbie Hancock. The set actually features a trio that has Kenny Barron doing Herbie's job on the piano, with bass by Ron Carter and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Without booklet. Cover has some surface wear, aging, and splitting in the top seam.)
The swaggering, hard grooving and hard rocking debut of Aerosmith! While "Dream On" gets as much or more rock radio play than any song should ever need, it's actually pretty easy to overlook just how good the rest of the record is. They may borrow the bluesy swagger of the Stones and ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)
Aerosmith's second album – and a prime slab of badass mid 70s rock – coming close to, maybe even equalling Toys In The Attic as ultimate Aerosmith badassery! It's got a tighter, punchier sound their debut – courtesy producer Jack Douglas – who would continue to produce ... (Rock) read moreCD
Aerosmith's second album – and a prime slab of badass mid 70s rock – coming close to, maybe even equalling Toys In The Attic as ultimate Aerosmith badassery! It's got a tighter, punchier sound than their debut – courtesy of producer Jack Douglas – who would continue to ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Early pressing JC33479. Cover has a split bottom seam, surface wear, and a small mark from sticker removal.)
A British rock combo, but one with a distinctly jazzy feel – one that's often quite funky at times too! The core instrumentation is heavy on keyboards and guitar, set over some tightly rhythm bass and drums – often moving with some hip jazzy changes in the mix, and a nice sense of ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album