Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.

All Categories

$



Items/page

Dee Alexander Edit search Phrase match

 
Sort by
Exact matches: 4
Exact matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dee AlexanderSongs My Mother Loves ... CD
Blujazz, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
An instant classic from Chicago vocalist Dee Alexander – one of the greatest jazz singers working today – and an artist we'd easily rank right up there with old school talents like Shirley Horn or Lorez Alexandria! Dee can sometimes be far-reaching in her style, but here she steps back to an older generation of jazz – reworking numbers in a hip sort of 60s way, especially the more sophisticated end of the soul jazz spectrum, ala Horn and Alexandria's albums for ABC/Impulse. Backing is by a wonderfully fluid small group – with the piano of Miguel Delacerna, bass of Harrison Bankhead, and drums of Ernie Adams – plus guest work from Ari Brown on tenor, Oliver Lake on alto, and Corey Wilkes on trumpet. The album's a dedication to Alexander's mother – and the strong guidance she gave her growing up on the west side of Chicago – and tunes include "Soul Serenade", "As Long As You're Living", "Guess Who I Saw Today", "Nature Boy", "Lonesome Lover", "Letter From Home",a nd "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise". CD

Exact matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dee AlexanderWild Is The Wind ... CD
Blujazz, 2008. Used ... $8.99
Amazing work from singer Dee Alexander – a wonderfully soulful album of jazz vocals, and one that we'd rank right up there with our favorite records by Carmen Lundy or Dee Dee Bridgewater! Dee's a singer who's worked in Chicago for years, but we've honestly only begun to appreciate her talents of late – possibly because she's really hipped up her sound a lot over the years, picking up a range of spiritual, soulful influences that push her music to a whole new level – as you might have heard on her recent collaboration with IG Culture. The music on the set is wonderful too – work by Chicago players we know, but have never heard this strongly before – grooving in modal and soulful modes behind Dee's great vocals, with a lineup that includes Miguel De La Cerna and Michael Logan on piano, Harrison Bankhead on bass, and Leon Joyce on drums and percussion. Titles include versions of two tunes by AACM member Henry Huff – "Live" and "You & I" – plus the Alexander originals "Long Road Ahead", "Rossingnol", "Butterfly", and "C U On The Other Side". CD
(Digipack case has some light edgewear.)
Also available Wild Is The Wind ... CD 11.99

Exact matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dee AlexanderWild Is The Wind ... CD
Blujazz, 2008. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Amazing work from singer Dee Alexander – a wonderfully soulful album of jazz vocals, and one that we'd rank right up there with our favorite records by Carmen Lundy or Dee Dee Bridgewater! Dee's a singer who's worked in Chicago for years, but we've honestly only begun to appreciate her talents of late – possibly because she's really hipped up her sound a lot over the years, picking up a range of spiritual, soulful influences that push her music to a whole new level – as you might have heard on her recent collaboration with IG Culture. The music on the set is wonderful too – work by Chicago players we know, but have never heard this strongly before – grooving in modal and soulful modes behind Dee's great vocals, with a lineup that includes Miguel De La Cerna and Michael Logan on piano, Harrison Bankhead on bass, and Leon Joyce on drums and percussion. Titles include versions of two tunes by AACM member Henry Huff – "Live" and "You & I" – plus the Alexander originals "Long Road Ahead", "Rossingnol", "Butterfly", and "C U On The Other Side". CD
Also available Wild Is The Wind ... CD 8.99

Exact matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Metropolitan Jazz Octet with Dee AlexanderToo Hot For Words ... CD
Delmark, 2019. New Copy ... About August 5, 2019 (delayed)
... CD
 
Close matches: 1
Close matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Alexander O'NealWhat Is This Thing Called Love? (Dee Classic 12" mix, Dee Classic radio mix, Dee Red Zone mix, Dee reprise) (CD single) ... CD
Sony/Tabu, 1991. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
Possible matches: 3
Possible matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Gary Davis/Chocolate StarChocolate Star – A Taste Of Chocolate – The Very Best Of Gary Davis ... LP
Traffic, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 24.98
Incredible work from Chocolate Star – less a group than a record label or project name used for some excellent underground club recordings from the late 70s and early 80s! Gary Davis is the real brainchild here – keyboardist, songwriter, and main spiritual force behind the music – but Peter Brown also played a big hand in some of the initial Chocolate Star sessions too, and there's a definite P&P groove to most of this work! The Chocolate Star touch is perhaps best known on the classic club track "Got To Get Your Love" by Clyde Alexander & Sanction – but it's even better on the more obscure work throughout the entire package – an array of tunes that run from funky club to other modes that include mellow soul, old school hip hop, and even some very spare tracks that mostly just have keyboards and beats! Titles include "Gee Dee", "Last Night", "Stay With Me", "Time For Love Is Now", "Super Jake", "Got To Get Your Love", "The Professor Here", "The Pop", "Gotta Get Your Love (Kenny Dope rmx)", "The Pop (12")", "The Professor Is Space Walking", and "Gee Dee (alt mix)". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Ramsey Lewis & Urban KnightsRamsey Lewis & Urban Knights – VII ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A smoking little set from Ramsey Lewis – one that really recalls the best electric years of his 70s recordings – and which also has a much sharper sound than some of the other albums recorded with the Urban Knights! There's plenty of great piano on the record from Ramsey, mixed with keyboards from Tim Gant – and the blend has that warm mix of acoustic and electric that Columbia would feature on some of their more soulful fusion albums of the 70s – and which is never overdone here in the production or arrangements, given that the group is nice and lean – with just Henry Johnson on guitar, Charles Heath on drums, and Joshua Ramos on bass. The great singer Dee Alexander joins the group on "The Shape Of My Heart" – and other tracks include "Tequila Mockingbird", "The Spark", "I'll Never Forget You", "Sharing Her Journey", "Trees", "Armandos Rhumba", and "Baby What You Want Me To Do". CD

Possible matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Gary Davis/Chocolate StarChocolate Star – A Taste Of Chocolate – The Very Best Of Gary Davis ... CD
Traffic, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Incredible work from Chocolate Star – less a group than a record label or project name used for some excellent underground club recordings from the late 70s and early 80s! Gary Davis is the real brainchild here – keyboardist, songwriter, and main spiritual force behind the music – but Peter Brown also played a big hand in some of the initial Chocolate Star sessions too, and there's a definite P&P groove to most of this work! The Chocolate Star touch is perhaps best known on the classic club track "Got To Get Your Love" by Clyde Alexander & Sanction – but it's even better on the more obscure work throughout the entire package – an array of tunes that run from funky club to other modes that include mellow soul, old school hip hop, and even some very spare tracks that mostly just have keyboards and beats! Titles include "Gee Dee", "Last Night", "Stay With Me", "Time For Love Is Now", "Super Jake", "Got To Get Your Love", "The Professor Here", "The Pop", "Gotta Get Your Love (Kenny Dope rmx)", "The Pop (12")", "The Professor Is Space Walking", and "Gee Dee (alt mix)". CD
Also available Chocolate Star – A Taste Of Chocolate – The Very Best Of Gary Davis ... LP 21.99
 
Partial matches: 6
Partial matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Lutz KrajenskiLutz Krajenski Plays Hits A Go Go ... CD
Agogo (Germany), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
A great little idea for a project – one that has groovy sounds from the Agogo label reinterpreted by jazz arranger Lutz Krajenski – but always in a way that hangs on to all the soul of the originals! Lutz plays some really wonderful keyboards – deeply soulful throughout, in a jazz combo that features trumpet, tenor, flute, and plenty of percussion – as well as the fantastic soul vocals of Alana Alexander, whose presence in the lead really helps give a new shape to these songs! The music here was originally conceived by artists who include Hi Fly Orchestra, Mop Mop, Da Lata, Juju Orchestra, Mo Horizons, and others – but honestly, these versions maybe have even more depth than the originals, and a fantastic blend of jazz and soul. Titles include "Son Montuno", "This Is Not A Tango", "Loa Chant", "Us", "Spinning Top", "Supreme", "Soul Desire", and "I Got Hope". CD

Partial matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Robert StewartJudgement ... CD
World Stage, 1994. Used ... $5.99
Deep-toned tenor from Robert Stewart – blowing here in a very cool combo that includes his old protege, drummer Billy Higgins! There's a fluidity to the record that grabs you from the very first groove – a quality that's never as slick or polished as other mainstream saxophonists of the time – but which really marks Stewart as a standout player – in ways that are similar to the first albums we'd heard from guys like Eric Kloss or Eric Alexander – classically forged, but with a confident voice of their own. Other players include Eric Reed on piano and Mark Shelby on bass – and titles include Stewart originals "Serene", "Speak Through Your Horn", "Revelation", "Judgement", "Familiar Changes", and "Soul Searchin". CD
(Out of print.)

Partial matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousSlow Grind Fever Vols 9 & 10 – Still Yet More Adventures In The Sleazy World Of Popcorn Noir ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Plenty to grind to here – a moody mix of R&B, early soul, and other gritty styles from the late 50s and early 60s – served up in a set that may well be the best so far in this excellent series! In a world where some of the contemporary R&B collectors aim for cuts that are supposed to shake certain parts of the female anatomy, these guys look more for deep tracks that groove very slowly – with a kind of blue lights in the basement vibe! CD brings together both the 10" LP volumes 9 and 10 – and titles include "Mr Blues" by Jo & Ann, "Hey Hully Gully No 2" by Van Pince & His Complex, "Danger" by Jimmy Witherspoon, "Living By The Gun" by Dick Holler & His Rockets, "I'm Waitin" by Lee Richards with Left Bates Orchestra, "The Web" by Abie Available Baker, "The Place" by Johnny Guidry with Jeanie & The Clowns, "Sweetheart" by Frank Heppingstall, "The Girl That Radiates That Charm" by June Alexander, "I'm Asking Forgiveness" by CL & The Pictures, "Mr Johnny Q" by The Bobbettes, "What Have I Done" by Jimmy Rogers, "To Be Loved By You" by Marie Knight, "On My Way" by Eddie Lang, and "Taboo" by The Caribs. CD

Partial matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Monty AlexanderAlexander The Great ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Monty Alexander's first album – "presented by" Les McCann, and one that features McCann's core rhythm team of Victor Gaskin on bass and Paul Humphrey on drums. The tracks are short and uncomplicated, played in a soul jazz mode that's quite similar to McCann's albums from the same time. Recorded at an "after hours concert" – and including the tracks "Comin Home Baby", "The Grabber", "Autumn Leaves", and "John Brown's Body". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & silver label pressing, with deep groove.)

Partial matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Monty AlexanderSpunky ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Easily one of the best of Monty Alexander's early albums – and a nicely-grooving set of soul jazz numbers with a bouncy, bass-y finish! The core group on most of the set features Paul Humphrey on drums and Victor Gaskin on bass – but a few cuts have some added guitar, used mostly for rhythm, in a way that expands the groove nicely. There's some really great numbers on the set that rank with Alexander's most soulful work, and which have a rhythmic comping that makes them instantly captivating – and titles include "Spunky", "Rattlesnake", "Taggie's Tune", "Little Children Of Peru", "Spirit Of Foo Foo", and "Jamaican Shake". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

Partial matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Johnny SmithFlower Drum Song ... LP
Roost, Late 50s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the more obscure sessions from jazz guitarist Johnny Smith – whose chromatic style turns out to be a surprisingly great fit for the material here! The group's a bit unusual, too – with Charles McCracken on cello, joining the trio with George Roumanis on bass and Mousie Alexander on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
 
 
 



⇑ Top