One of the more unusual albums from trumpeter Jack Walrath – a mid 80s date with a hip French group, with a lineup that includes alto, two tenors, piano, guitar, bass, and drums! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
We're not sure who the Junnu is here – but the legendary reedman Juhani Aaltonen is definitely the follower, supported here with work by three younger musicians who might qualify as his musical sons! Aaltonen is amazing – every bit as compelling as on his famous Finnish sides of the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
We're not sure who the Junnu is here – but the legendary reedman Juhani Aaltonen is definitely the follower, supported here with work by three younger musicians who might qualify as his musical sons! Aaltonen is amazing – every bit as compelling as on his famous Finnish sides of the ... (Jazz) 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
Forget that you can't understand the language, forget that you may not have heard the style before – this music is amazing, and completely captivating right from the start! Rita Abatzi has this incredibly moving voice that goes way beyond the barriers of language or culture – quite ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Our fair city of Chicago has always been a pretty sleazy place – but back at the start of the 20th century, there was a higher kind of sex trade going on – one that featured high class houses of ill-reputed, and well-educated hookers – which led to a lot more crossing over between ... (Books) read moreBook
(The spine has a small remainder mark.)
Susanne Abbuehl —
April ... CD ECM (Germany), 2001. Used ...
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Vocalist Susanne Abbuehl fronts an unusual trio featuring Wolfert Brederode on piano, harmonium and melodica, Cristof May on clarinet and bass clarinet, and Samuel Rohrer on percusssion. (Vocalists) CD
An essential roots album! A mid 70s landmark of harmony roots, the Abyssinians' Satta is hard to beat for hardcore, spiritual roots delivered over hypnotically pulsing rhythms. Robbie Shakespeare, plus Horsemouth, Boo Richards, Micky Chung, Chinna Smith and Clive Hunt and Geoffrey Chung are among ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(On red vinyl!)
Salum Abdallah & Cuban Marimba Band —
Ngoma Tanzania ... LP Domino Sound, Early 60s. New Copy ...
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Beautiful sounds from the short-lived musical legacy of Salum Abdallah and his Cuban Marimba Band – a group from Tanzania, but one who play with lots of influence from Latin Music – as you might guess from their name! And yet, unlike some of the larger, fuller Latin-influenced groups ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The cover looks a bit cheesy – like some sort of Star Search graphic – but the album's a rock-solid gem from the second decade of Nigerian funk – recorded in Lagos with a great boogie vibe, and a groove that's as heavy on keyboards as it is on riffing guitar and percussion! Peter ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A crowning moment of achievement for trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah – a record that draws on his rich experience working with Sun Ra, but focuses the energy into a warmer, more spiritual jazz setting overall! The album's a lost treasure from the US scene of the late 70s – a perfect melding ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautifully poetic take on the transplantation of African sounds in the US scene – played on a variety of different instruments by Bilal Abdurahman! The tracks are mostly short, percussive ones – with the strongest focus on instrumentation, but with occasional vocal refrains from ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)
Kaoru Abe & Sabu Toyozumi —
Mannyoka ... CD No Business (Lithuania), 1978. New Copy ...
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Fiercely improvised work from the duo of Kaoru Abe on soprano and sopranino saxophone – and Sabu Toyozumi on drums and percussion! On "Song For Mithue Totozumi", the pair jump right into the fray – with Abe spinning out these incredible lines with effortless ease – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Mid 80s soul from Detroit's Colonel Abrams – One of the first artists to take the then burgeoning house sound into the mainstream – paired up with nicely grooving modern soul vibe! Includes the his "Trapped" and "I'm Not Gonna Let", with those bright and bumping ... (Soul) read moreCD
Some of the most meditative, spiritual sounds we've ever heard from the great Josh Abrams – a record that goes way past his more familiar work on bass – even though that's pretty darn great! For this set, Abrams reaches out to a host of different instruments – including the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Joshua Abrams —
Represencing ... LP Eremite/Aguirre (Belgium), 2012. New Copy (reissue)...
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Brilliant work from composer/arranger/creator Joshua Abrams – one of the most creative figures to come out of the Chicago scene in the past couple decades – no hyperbole necessary! On Represencing Josh is largely working with the guimbri – the North African traditional string ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society —
Mandatory Reality ... CD Eremite, 2019. New Copy 2CD ...
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A really fantastic album from bassist Joshua Abrams – a set that may well be his greatest to date – and that's saying a lot, given all the other work he's given us in recent years! The double-length set has Abrams working with this lineup of improvising jazz talents, but in a way that's ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Muhal Richard Abrams —
Afrisong ... CD Why Not (UK), 1975. Used ...
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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
A limited vinyl collection of work from the legendary Chicago pianist Muhal Richard Abrams – one of the founding members of the AACM, a hell of an improviser, and a musician who's also featured here with a focus on both his larger compositional vision, and some of his rare electronic ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of our favorite albums ever from pianist Muhal Richard Abrams – an amazing run of eight records for the Black Saint/Soul Note label – rich in fresh colors, tones, and new musical ideas! There's a sensitivity to some of these records that you don't always get with Abrams – a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
(In a stickered sleeve, with a cutout hole and name in marker. Labels have a name in marker.)
Abstract Orchestra —
Dilla ... LP ATA (UK), 2017. New Copy ...
There's nothing abstract here – as the set's a fantastically-focused tribute to the late Jay Dee – put together in a style that's mostly jazz, but which also has some great vocal touches too! The music's roots are in hip hop, but the presentation here is awash in strong work on saxes, ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really great take on the music of Madvillain – that famous collaboration between Madlib & MF Doom – served up here in a mostly instrumental mode that's heavy on funk and jazz! You'll definitely recognize the tunes in the set, but the presentation is very different – almost ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreCD
One of the most obscure entries in the short-lived genre of prog-based horror soundtracks – and one of the best as well – music by the French group Acanthus, served up here for a creepy film by director Jean Rollin! In a way, the use of electric guitar with vampires is maybe even ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Please Note – The covers on these has a slightly bumped corner from shipping.)
A double-header of a set – one that brings together rare work from two great 50s singers on the Duke/Peacock label – both of whom get a fair bit of space in the collection! Buddy Ace was actually named James Land at the start, but was dubbed Buddy Ace after the death of Johnny Ace ... (Soul) read moreCD
A French release, but material recorded at the Ma Bea's club in Chicago during the 70s! Features the trio of Dave Myers, Louis Myers, and Freddy Below – with guests Joe Carter, Bobby King, and Johnny Drummer! (Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
Great work from this Chicago group – material recorded in France, but which wails with the best sound of the small blues clubs on the south side at the time! The core group features Louis Myers on guitar and harmonica, Dave Myers on bass, and Fred Below on drums – joined by Eddie ... (Blues) read moreCD
(Part of the "True Blue Masters – Black & Blue" series!)
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids —
Shaman ... CD Strut (UK), 2020. New Copy ...
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 moreCD
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids —
Shaman ... LP Strut (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
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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
Legendary reedman Idris Ackamoor is strongly back in action – working here with a new version of his classic Pyramids group from the 70s – with a groove that's every bit as righteous as their classic albums from back in the day! In truth, Ackamoor has been going strongly over the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
William Ackerman —
Passage ... LP Windham Hill, 1983. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
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2 excellent tracks of Chicago soul from Barbara's hard to find I Call It Trouble LP. Both tracks are great, with excellent Eugene Record production, and the kind of great songwriting that made Barbara one of the city's best talents! (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
Barbara Acklin's first album – and a landmark of Chicago soul that firmly established Acklin as one of the city's best writers and new female singers! Acklin had a classy sound that was different than some of her raw soul sisters in the city – but although she was classy, she also didn' ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A group who really live up to their name, and work here in a very spacious, well-recorded mode – long, open tracks that feature lots of strong tenor work from Paul Plummer, alongside bass from Lou Lausche and drums from Ron Enyard! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
A dolphin welcomes the listener to the record – a sign that you're clearly in for something different than usual – and that sense of whimsy returns throughout, in a mix of rhythms, sound samples, and other elements that all stand as a nice contrast to the more straightforward rhymes in ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
A dolphin welcomes the listener to the record – a sign that you're clearly in for something different than usual – and that sense of whimsy returns throughout, in a mix of rhythms, sound samples, and other elements that all stand as a nice contrast to the more straightforward rhymes in ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet 80s groover throughout – the only album we've ever seen by this keyboard-heavy quintet, served up in a flurry of catchy catchy tunes! Keys on the set are handled by producer/arranger Michael Stokes – who's very clearly in charge of the voices of the group – giving them ... (Soul) read moreCD
Finally – the complete story of The Ad Libs – a group known for their classic singles of the 60s, but one who never issued a full-length album of their own! This great little set more than corrects that fact – by bringing together 9 rare singles for the Blue Cat label, plus ... (Soul) read moreCD
Trumpeter Ulf Adaker performs with cords, aka strings, in the session with violin, viola, and cello. Tracks include "Ponta De Areia", "Little Rottie Tootie", "Ancient People", and "Dog River". (Jazz) CD
Art's sure making sure his lady gets her due on this one! But apart from an unweildy title, the album's a great set of smooth mellow soul numbers – very much in the vein you'd expect from having "love" repeated so many times in the title. Backing is tighter than on Arthur's ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some ring & edge wear, a promo stamp, and a light sticker spot on front.)
A tremendous moment for the great George Adams as a leader – a record that won the reedman widespread attention after some key work in the bigger groups of Gil Evans and Charles Mingus! Adams is a searing, soulful player right from the start – stepping out strongly on tenor at the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A slightly confused album, but not without some nice moments! The set is one of a few that Adams recorded for the Horo label in Italy – and it features a quintet with Don Pullen on piano and keyboards, David Friesen on bass, Dannie Richmond on drums, and Afonso Vieira on percussion. The ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some unglueing at the bottom seam, in great shape otherwise with minimal aging.)
George Adams & Don Pullen —
More Funk ... LP Palcoscenico (Italy), 1979. Near Mint- ...
Nice long tracks – including "So Nice", "Devil Blues", and "Metamorphosis For Charles Mingus" – played by a quartet that features Adams on tenor and flute, Pullen on piano, Cameron Brown on bass, and Danny Richmond on drums. (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
George Adams, Martin Hannibal Peterson & Friends —
More Sightings ... CD Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1984. New Copy ...
An unusual date from tenorist George Adams – recorded right around the same time as his legendary records with Don Pullen, but instead a more unusual partnership with the great trumpeter Hannibal Marvin Peterson! The pairing is great – and both hornmen soar out and really get plenty of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A trashy cover, but a great little record – one that's filled with wonderfully sensitive sounds from the team of George Adams and Don Pullen – working here in some really relaxed, soulful territory! The album's got a laidback feel that's a nice change from some of the more cerebral ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner. Vinyl plays with a short click due to a pressing flaw on side 1, track 2.)
George Adams/Don Pullen Quartet —
Live At Montmartre ... CD Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ...
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Solidly soaring work from tenorist George Adams – recording live here with pianist Don Pullen, one of his best musical partners during the 80s! The album's got a bit more of a bite than some of the pair's studio sessions – a bit straighter overall, but recorded with a nice degree of ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Solidly soaring work from tenorist George Adams – recording live here with pianist Don Pullen, one of his best musical partners during the 80s! The album's got a bit more of a bite than some of the pair's studio sessions – a bit straighter overall, but recorded with a nice degree of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album