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

Venus Edit search

 
Sort by
Exact matches: 5
Exact matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Robbie BashoVenus In Cancer ... LP
Blue Thumb/Traffic, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
One of the wildest albums ever from the great Robbie Basho – as you might guess from the cover! Basho first made waves with his solo guitar work (and a bit of vocalizations) for the Takoma label, during the early years of John Fahey – but as the 60s ended, Robbie had more of a spiritual awakening – which really changed up certain aspects of his music. The set's still got some beautiful long-spun guitar passages – acoustic work that makes Basho maybe an even closer tie to Sandy Bull than Fahey – but Robbie also sings a bit too, in this weirdly trilling voice that almost feels as if it's been pulled from some 15th century pagan culture, but infused with a new missionary spirit. Most of the set is instrumental, but these vocal moments are wonderfully haunting too – and titles include "Venus In Cancer", "Eagle Sails The Blue Diamond Waters", "Kowaka D'Amour", "Song For The Queen", "Cathedrals Et Fleur De Lis", and "Wine Song (Sweet Wine Of Love)". LP, Vinyl record album

Exact matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Logic SystemVenus ... LP
EMI/We Want Sounds (Switzerland), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A really beautiful record from the Japanese electro scene at the start of the 80s – a record that's got some of the catchy synth modes of the period, but which also has a fair bit of other elements going on too! Logic System features keyboards from Hideki Matsutake – best known for his keyboard programming with YMO – and here, his style expands into some wider modes that almost remind us of our favorite French soundtrack styles of the period – slight currents of sentiment, and a richness of expression that goes way past the more familiar simpler forms of the keyboards. There's definitely some catchier tunes too, and the balance is very nice – on a set that's mostly instrumental, save for some occasional vocoded bits. Titles inlcude "Metamorphism", "Equivalent", "Be Yourself", "Prophet", "Morpheus", and "Venus". LP, Vinyl record album

Exact matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Hitoshi NagasawaVenus On Vinyl – Welcome To The World Of Beautiful Beauty Jackets (paperback) ... Book
Rittor (Japan), 2019. New Copy ... $34.99
A beautiful book that looks at the rise of the cheesecake album cover in the 50s – partly in the world of easy listening and mood music, but also in some other surprising genres too! The book is put together by the Japanese Rittor company, who've given us other great "disc guides" over the years – and like those, it features a fair bit of text in Japanese, but page after page of classic album covers in full color – each with artist, title, release date, and other information in English! The book looks at records by singers, instrumentalists, jazz musicians, and other artists – and also features sections on exotica, picture discs, Martin Denny, and Julie London too. Softcover, 206 pages, and full color throughout – with loads of fantastic images! Book

Exact matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Paul McCartney & WingsVenus & Mars ... LP
Capitol, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the greatest moment ever from Paul McCartney & Wings – a set that features killer hits and lesser-known gems – all woven into a fantastic 70s sonic tapestry! The production and presentation of the record are wonderful – the whole thing was virtually a pop art piece when it came out – and Paul's got a way of both being intimate and charming, and helping push the whole group with soaring energy that really made them huge at the time. The album's got great production – and also features guest work from Allen Toussaint, Tom Scott, and Dave Mason. Side one is a non-stop flow of pop genius – woven from the tunes "Venus & Mars", "Rock Show", "Love In Song", "You Cgave Me The Answer", "Magneto & Titanium Man", and "Letting Go" – and side two follows up with so many great surprises – including "Treat Her Gently Lonely Old People", "Medicine Jar", "Spirits Of Ancient Egypt", and "Listen To What The Man Said". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the stickers, one poster and the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

Exact matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Logic SystemVenus ... CD
EMI/We Want Sounds (Switzerland), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really beautiful record from the Japanese electro scene at the start of the 80s – a record that's got some of the catchy synth modes of the period, but which also has a fair bit of other elements going on too! Logic System features keyboards from Hideki Matsutake – best known for his keyboard programming with YMO – and here, his style expands into some wider modes that almost remind us of our favorite French soundtrack styles of the period – slight currents of sentiment, and a richness of expression that goes way past the more familiar simpler forms of the keyboards. There's definitely some catchier tunes too, and the balance is very nice – on a set that's mostly instrumental, save for some occasional vocoded bits. Titles inlcude "Metamorphism", "Equivalent", "Be Yourself", "Prophet", "Morpheus", and "Venus". CD
Also available Venus ... LP 29.99
 
Close matches: 18
Close matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Eric AlexanderGentle Ballads (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Venus (Japan), 2004. New Copy (reissue)... $56.99
A long-overdue session of ballads from modern tenor giant Eric Alexander – a player we've always loved for his soaring, leaping lines on soul jazz sets – but who also has just the right tone to carry off an album of mellow tunes and ballads! Alexander's tone reminds us a lot of the Sonny Rollins sound of the mid 60s – that perfect, yet never too-polished style that Sonny was using when re-interpreting standards in a masterful demonstration of space and economy. The tracks on this set are a well-chosen lot – and include 2 classic Mal Waldron ballads, "Left Alone" and "Soul Eyes", and Alexander's own track "Gently". The group's a quartet, with Mike Le Donne on piano, John Webber on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums – and the session's recorded with impeccable sound, in the Venus Records mode. LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Masterpiece LP Collection!)

Close matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Eric AlexanderGentle Ballads 2 ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2006. Used ... $24.99
The ballads are gentle, but the music is great – played in a strongly classic style on the tenor by the great Eric Alexander, all at a level that's much higher than you'd guess from the cheesy nudie image on the cover! The album's a great follow up to Alexander's first session on this vein – and is key proof that he's one of the greatest living tenor talents working on the scene today – a player with strengths to rival the great ones on Prestige and Blue Note in the late 50s, working here with a well-match quartet that includes Mike LeDonne on piano, John Webber on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums. Titles include "Lil Darlin", "I Got It Bad", "Mona Lisa", "Who Can I Turn To", "My Ship", and "Look of Love". CD
(Out of print, 2006 pressing – includes obi!)

Close matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Richie BeirachWhat Is This Thing Called Love (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Venus (Japan), 1999. New Copy ... $56.99
Richie Beirach swings nicely on some of this set, but also manages to kick back a bit on a few ballads too – dropping out of the heavier rhythm on the swingers from George Mraz on bass and Billy Hart on drums – to hit some mellower modes that really show off the sensitive side of his playing! The balance is great, and the record's the sort that makes us appreciate Beirach even more than before – a great reminder of his talents, on tracks that include "Night & Day", "Goodbye", "Autumn Leaves", "On Green Dolphin Street", "What Is This Thing Called Love", and "Nardis". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Masterpiece LP Collection!)

Close matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Richie Beirach TrioNo Borders ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2002. Used ... $16.99
Richie Beirach on piano, Gregor Huebner on violin, George Mraz on bass, and Billy Hart on drums. CD

Close matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Bill CharlapS'Wonderful (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Venus (Japan), 1998. New Copy (reissue)... $56.99
S'Wonderful music from pianist Bill Charlap – especially considering that he's got the Washington brothers along to help him on rhythm! For years now, we've always looked out for sessions that feature the talents of Peter Washington on bass and Kenny Washington on drums – as either of them can always assure a subtle, soulful swing – and when working together, on a date like this, the results are even better! Charlap starts out a number of tunes in fluid, open space of his own – solo obligattos that begin the numbers, before the Washingtons come in and swing things a bit more, even though the album still mostly hangs back in a ballad style. Titles include "Isfahan", "Lover", "Only The Lonely", "Time After Time", and "The Blue Room". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Masterpiece LP Collection!)

Close matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Eddie Higgins TrioHaunted Heart (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Venus (Japan), 1997. New Copy (reissue)... $56.99
Part of the late 90s rise to genius from pianist Eddie Higgins – a set of simple, lyrical beauty that really holds up well over the years – one of those classics that were cut away from the age of the classics – the sort of record that Eddie should have been making many decades back, although we're more than happy he reached this point later in his career! The trio here features Ben Riley on drums and Ray Drummond on bass, a really great rhythm compliment to Higgins' work on piano – and titles include "Stolen Moments/Israel", "My Funny Valentine", "Lover Come Back To Me", "Haunted Heart", "Lush Life", "Isn't It Romantic", and "I Should Care". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Masterpiece LP Collection!)

Close matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Steve KuhnLove Walked In (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Venus (Japan), 1998. New Copy (reissue)... $56.99
There's plenty of love in the tones of Steve Kuhn's piano here – that deeply expressive sound that we first came to love in his earliest years, matured beautifully in the subtle setting of a straight trio date like this – with help from Buster Williams on bass and Bill Stewart on drums! The title's a standard, but the record's hardly a rehash of too-familiar tunes – and instead, Kuhn unlocks most of the songs with a fresh look at their structures, and some really inventive work on piano during his solos. Titles include "Sunny", "Love Walked In", "Autumn Leaves", "You've Changed", "No Problem", and "Land Of The Living Dead". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Masterpiece LP Collection!)

Close matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Russell MaloneWholly Cats (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Venus (Japan), 1995. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Beautiful hollow body guitar lines from Russell Malone – one of those players who emerged in the 90s to reclaim a traditional approach to jazz guitar! Malone's got a clean, clear tone that's totally great – ringing out in ways that echo some of our favorite jazz guitarists of the 50s and 60s – recorded here with the great Larry Willis on piano, plus Rodney Whittaker on bass and Yoron Israel on drums. There's a soulfulness that matches some of the best American soul jazz sides from the period, but the Venus Records production quality takes things further too – really grounding the set nicely. Titles include "Off The Top", "Four In One", "Swing Low Sweet Chariot", "Carousel", "Wholly Cats", and "Chitlin Blues". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

Close matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
George OhtsukaMaracaibo Cornpone ... CD
Venus (Japan), 1978. Used ... $24.99
A cool 70s set from Japanese drummer George Otsuka – much more fusion-based than his work of the 60s, with some great help from an assortment of American and Japanese players! Many tunes have an angular, searching sort of feel – but there's also a nice dose of funk too, choppier rhythms that make the album a lot more sharp-edged than other Japanese fusion of the time. Steve Grossman's in the group on soprano sax, and you can definitely hear his influence – as there's almost a PM Records vibe to the set at times. Other players include John Abercrombie on guitar, Miroslav Vitous on bass, Nana Vasconcelos on percussion, and both Richie Beirach and Masabumi Kikuchi on keyboards, including a fair bit of Fender Rhodes. Titles include the funky "Who Got", plus "Believer", "Ginger", "Maracaibo Cornpone", and "Telegram". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

Close matches15
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Monty AlexanderLove Me Tender ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2011. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Monty Alexander on piano, Hassan Shakur on bass, and Wilie Jones III on drums. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

Close matches16
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Andrew CyrilleOde To The Living Tree (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Venus (Japan), 1994. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pure genius from Andrew Cyrille – a record that's got a bit more of a soaring, spiritual vibe than some of his more freely improvised work of the past – a set that marks a key chapter in this stretch of the drummer's career, similar to his album on DIW at the same time! The group is excellent – with David Murray on tenor and bass clarinet, Oliver Lake on alto, Fred Hopkins on bass, and Steve Colson on electric piano – stretching out on long tracks that are filled with modal changes! The album includes a very nice 20 minute remake of "A Love Supreme", plus the originals "Ode To The Living Tree" and "So That Life Can Endure". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – heavy vinyl and obi! Part of the Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Masterpiece LP Collection!)

Close matches17
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Four Levels Of ExistenceFour Levels Of Existence ... CD
Venus/Lion, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A raw and quite excellent batch of fuzzy Greek psychedelic rock from the mid 70s – the rare self-titled set for Four Levels Of Existence! The lyrics are Greek, so we can't speak for the songwriting on the narrative tip, but the sound is excellent – with fuzzed out guitars and some wiry lead guitar and some pretty fast drums that are impressive to say the least – with a head nodding sense of groove, too. Titles include "Metamorphic", "When The Snow Melts", "Wilderness", "Insane Men's Trumpet", "Our Fight", "Someday In Athens" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

Close matches18
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Moffett Family Jazz BandMagic Of Love ... CD
Venus (Japan), 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Spiritual work from the great Charles Moffett and his talented family – all of whom have matured nicely by the time of this recording! Gone is the sloppiness of some of the earlier Moffett Family albums, and in its place is a tight soulful groove – with a progressive soul jazz sound that reminds us of the best moments on the Strata East label during the 70s! Charnett Moffett's on bass, Charles plays alto and tenor, Mondre plays trumpet, Codaryl's on drums, Charisse sings on two tracks, and Charles Sr. plays some nice vibes along with his usual drums. Tracks include "Mandingo Warrior", "Magic Of Love", "Short Stuff", and "The Gift Is Love". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

Close matches19
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Archie SheppDeja Vu (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Venus (Japan), 2001. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful ballads from Archie Shepp – one of his later dates for Venus Records, recorded with a soulful, subtle sound that's totally great! The Shepp heard here is hardly the freewheeling player of 60s avant years – and is instead an aging master of the tenor who manages to draw on years of experience, and bring them into play with simple touches that are totally great! Most tunes here are taken at a relaxed pace – with rhythm from Harold Mabern on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Billy Drummond on drums – but Shepp blows with this offbeat sensibility that's really wonderful, a bit like some of the understated genius Coleman Hawkins brought to records like this during his own later years. The album's drenched in soul, and recorded with really beautiful sound – and titles include "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life", "Deja Vu", "April In Paris", "Sous Le Ciel De Paris", and "L'Ame Des Poetes". LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches20
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Lonnie Smith TrioPurple Haze – Tribute To Jimi Hendrix ... CD
Venus/Music Masters, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With John Abercrombie on guitar and Marvin "Smitty" Smith on drums. Tracks include "Voodoo Chile", "Gypsy Eyes", "Up From The Skies", and "Purple Haze–Star Spangled Banner". CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

Close matches21
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Eddie HigginsIf Dreams Come True (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Venus (Japan), 2004. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Warm, late nite work from the Eddie Higgins trio – that great 90s lineup that features Eddie on piano, Jay Leonhart on bass, and Joe Ascione on drums! It's hard to adequately get at the genius of these guys together in words – as their power is somewhat subtle, but damn effective – a way better sound than we might have ever expected from Eddie many years back, and the kind of a record that's really got us renewing our look at his talents! Higgins is both bold and sensitive on the set – masterful on the keys, yet quite unassuming as well – hard to peg adequately, but just the sort of strength that more than justifies all the tape the Venus Records label have spun on him in recent years. Titles include "If Dreams Come True", "Summertime", "It's All Right With Me", "Weekend In Havana", "Into The Memory", and "Minor Swing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Masterpiece LP Collection!)

Close matches22
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Barney WilenPassione (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Venus (Japan), 1995. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great little set from Barney Wilen's late revival period – strong, solid blowing all the way through – with a depth that almost matches his classics from the early days! The group here is a quintet – with Enrico Rava on trumpet in the frontline alongside Wilen's tenor and soprano sax – often joining Barney tightly on the head arrangements, in a mode that's strongly soulful, with plenty of classic touches. Many of the tunes are familiar jazz standards, but stretched out nicely with lots of room to roam around – and a few great numbers on the set are of European origin, shorter, but with some wonderful colors and tones that Wilen illuminates with his horn – and which the group plays with a slightly Latin flair in the rhythms. Titles include "Jitterbug Waltz", "My Ship", "Estate", "Line For Lyons", and "Passione". LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches23
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Four FreshmanYoung & Foolish – Live In Holland ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2004. Used ... Out Of Stock
Not the classic vocal quartet – instead a much younger ensemble, but working very much in the same tradition accompanying themselves on guitar, trumpet, trombone, bass, and drums. The core of the album features the quartet on its own, but includes a few larger arrangements with the Concertgebouw Jazz Orchestra. CD
(Includes obi.)
 
Possible matches: 44
Possible matches24
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ B-52sWild Planet ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good ... $9.99
They may look goofy on the cover, but the young B-52s are incredible here – working with this spare sense of power that almost makes us think that we didn't need most of what happened in rock and roll during the 70s – given the way these guys can distill a mood or moment down to just a few deft instrumental turns and offbeat lyrics! The record's not punk, but it's also not new wave either – at least in the conventional way – and there's a darkness here that goes way past any simple cliches you may have associated with the band – a haunting feel that transcends most of what they were ever capable of in later years. We might even say this one tops their debut – and titles include "Party Out Of Bounds", "Dirty Back Road", "Runnin Around", "Give Me Back My Man", "Private Idaho", "Devil In My Car", "Quiche Lorraine", "Strobe Light" and "53 Miles West Of Venus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beige label pressing. Cover has ring wear and a name in pen.)

Possible matches25
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
B-52sWild Planet ... LP
Warner/Rhino, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.99
They may look goofy on the cover, but the young B-52s are incredible here – working with this spare sense of power that almost makes us think that we didn't need most of what happened in rock and roll during the 70s – given the way these guys can distill a mood or moment down to just a few deft instrumental turns and offbeat lyrics! The record's not punk, but it's also not new wave either – at least in the conventional way – and there's a darkness here that goes way past any simple cliches you may have associated with the band – a haunting feel that transcends most of what they were ever capable of in later years. We might even say this one tops their debut – and titles include "Party Out Of Bounds", "Dirty Back Road", "Runnin Around", "Give Me Back My Man", "Private Idaho", "Devil In My Car", "Quiche Lorraine", "Strobe Light" and "53 Miles West Of Venus". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches26
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Warren Baker with Paul Tanner & Andre MonteroMusic For Heavenly Bodies (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Omega/Modern Harmonic, 1958. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
There's two sorts of heavenly bodies on the cover – but the real charms of the record lie inside, as the set's overflowing with incredible early theremin recordings! The album features spacey orchestral settings arranged by Warren Baker, and conducted by Andre Montero – plus fantastic work on the "electro theremin" by Paul Tanner – a different variation on the incredible post-war electronic instrument! The "electro theremin" was Tanner's own creation, and it works on a cool sliding principle that creates a lot of weird spacey dipping, turning, and soaring effects. The album's packaged in a lovingly heavy cover, with a nude "heavenly body" floating in space amidst a sea of bright colors! Titles include "Misty Moon Blues", "Out Of This World", "Holiday On Saturn", "20th Century Venus", and "Up To Jupiter". LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl!)

Possible matches27
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Barry Gemso ExperienceSki Lodge Serenade ... CD
Siesta (Spain), 2000. Used ... $1.99
Sounds like the 60s – and like a fair bit of work on British labels from the 80s, like El Records or Compact. These guys lean on the cheesier elements of 60s pop – and although they're certainly missing a bit of the needed soul and emotion in their vocals (a bit too "ironic"), they more than make up for it with some nice backings, especially on the vibes and organ parts. Titles include "Groovin Happenin", "Me & Penelope", "Venus & Mars", "Buttercup Business", "St Tropez", "The Box", "Hangliding", and "Girl On A Snowmobile". CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches28
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
John ColtraneInterstellar Space ... CD
Impulse/GRP, 1967/1974. Used ... $9.99
One of the greatest recordings ever made by John Coltrane in his later years – a record that has him stepping off into really new territory that would have really been something, had he stayed on the planet long enough to make more recordings like this! The vibe is very experimental – almost predating loft jazz work to come in the 70s – as Coltrane works here just alongside the drums of Rashied Ali – a fantastic match for his mighty talents, as the pair work together with a whole new extrapolation of the spiritual territory that had been unlocked on more famous records of the time. The material didn't come out until years after Coltrane's death – at a time when others were already recording this way – but the set maybe blows away some of the best material of this nature from the 70s. Titles include "Mars", "Venus", "Jupiter", and "Saturn". CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches29
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Miles DavisBirth Of The Cool ... CD
Capitol, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $1.99
Legendary early work from trumpeter Miles Davis – late 40s sessions for Capitol Records that are completely different than the bop material he was cutting with Charlie Parker and on his own! Instead, these sides have Miles working with a complex, more arranged style – built up with a young Gil Evans, in a mode that prefaces the later famous recordings the pair would make in the late 50s for Columbia. Here, the tracks are shorter, but beautifully blend bop ideas with fuller arrangements – and Davis blows alongside other key young modernists in a variety of larger groups – with work from Lee Konitz on alto, Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax, JJ Johnson and Kai Winding on trombones, Al Haig and John Lewis on piano, and Kenny Clarke and Max Roach on drums. Mulligan contributed plenty, too – his ideas on an overall sound definitely helped shape these sides – and the record's go on to legendary status – even though it's very different than most other Miles Davis from the time. Titles include "Godchild", "Jeru", "Move", "Venus De Milo", "Budo", and "Deception". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Birth Of The Cool ... LP 14.99

Possible matches30
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Miles DavisBirth Of The Cool ... LP
Capitol, Late 40s/Early 50s. Good ... $14.99
Legendary early work from trumpeter Miles Davis – late 40s sessions for Capitol Records that are completely different than the bop material he was cutting with Charlie Parker and on his own! Instead, these sides have Miles working with a complex, more arranged style – built up with a young Gil Evans, in a mode that prefaces the later famous recordings the pair would make in the late 50s for Columbia. Here, the tracks are shorter, but beautifully blend bop ideas with fuller arrangements – and Davis blows alongside other key young modernists in a variety of larger groups – with work from Lee Konitz on alto, Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax, JJ Johnson and Kai Winding on trombones, Al Haig and John Lewis on piano, and Kenny Clarke and Max Roach on drums. Mulligan contributed plenty, too – his ideas on an overall sound definitely helped shape these sides – and the record's go on to legendary status – even though it's very different than most other Miles Davis from the time. Titles include "Godchild", "Jeru", "Move", "Venus De Milo", "Budo", and "Deception". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono turquoise label pressing. NOTE: First track on each side is subject to a hairline crack – plays, with a click – the rest of the record is VG. Cover has a 3" name sticker on the front.)
Also available Birth Of The Cool ... CD 1.99

Possible matches31
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Miles DavisBirth Of The Cool (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Capitol, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $3.99
Legendary early work from trumpeter Miles Davis – late 40s sessions for Capitol Records that are completely different than the bop material he was cutting with Charlie Parker and on his own! Instead, these sides have Miles working with a complex, more arranged style – built up with a young Gil Evans, in a mode that prefaces the later famous recordings the pair would make in the late 50s for Columbia. Here, the tracks are shorter, but beautifully blend bop ideas with fuller arrangements – and Davis blows alongside other key young modernists in a variety of larger groups – with work from Lee Konitz on alto, Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax, JJ Johnson and Kai Winding on trombones, Al Haig and John Lewis on piano, and Kenny Clarke and Max Roach on drums. Mulligan contributed plenty, too – his ideas on an overall sound definitely helped shape these sides – and the record's go on to legendary status – even though it's very different than most other Miles Davis from the time. Titles include "Godchild", "Jeru", "Move", "Venus De Milo", "Budo", and "Deception". CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

Possible matches32
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Miles DavisGreat Sessions (Birth Of The Cool/Miles Davis Vol 1/Miles Davis Vol 2)(3CD set) ... CD
Blue Note, Early 50s. Used 3 CD ... $18.99
Early Miles classics – packaged together in a nicely priced 3CD set! Birth Of The Cool is legendary work from Miles Davis – large group sessions that virtually define the "cool" in cool jazz! The work's quite different from Davis' earlier bop sides with Charlie Parker – and show a distinct influence from modernists like Gerry Mulligan (who is on the recordings) and from the experiments of the Tristano school. Miles is less the leader than the creative visionary – as all players come together in a perfect blend of sound, perfectly polished, and with a very dark edge. Titles include "Jeru", "Move", "Venus De Milo", "Budo", and "Deception". Miles Davis Vols 1 & 2 feature xcellent early hardbop work by Miles – recorded in 1952 and 1954, and some of his best early sides as a leader! The CDs feature remastered versions of the material, sparkling with the talents of Rudy Van Gelder – and the sessions feature JJ Johnson, Gil Coggins, Art Blakey, Kenny Clarke, Jackie McLean, and Oscar Pettiford. Titles include "Weirdo", "Woody N You", "Dear Old Stockholm", "Chance It", "Donna", "Yesterdays", "Kelo", "Enigma", "Ray's Idea", "CTA", and "The Leap" – and also include a fair number of alternate takes! CD
(Out of print, slipcover has some light wear.)

Possible matches33
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Miles DavisOriginal American Classics (3CD set) ... CD
Direct Source, 1940s/1950s. Used 3 CDs ... $6.99
Tracks include "Venus De Milo", "Night In Tunisia", "Tune Up", "Billie's Bounce", "Ornithology", "Chasin' The Bird", and "It's Only A Paper Moon". CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches34
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Greg FoatSymphonie Pacifique ... CD
Strut (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
One of the most ambitious albums to date from the mighty Greg Foat – a set that's different than some of his more intimate affairs, in that it features key contributions from British jazz giants both young and old – all working with Greg's piano, Fender Rhodes, and vibes in a style that's deeply spiritual, and filled with power! The album's hardly the pacific affair you might guess from the title – nothing too placid, as the energy really builds between members of a lineup that includes Moses Boyd and Clark Tracey on drums, Heather Wrighton on harp, Art Themen on tenor and soprano, Eric Young on percussion, and Warren Hampshire on guitars – all at a level that makes the record the deepest jazz album that Foat has ever given us! Titles include "Pointe Venus", "Mother's Love", "After The Storm", "Island Life", "Man Vs Machine", "Nikinakinu", "Anticipation", and "Symphonie Pacifique". CD

Possible matches35
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Henry FranklinSkipper At Home ... CD
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1974. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Brilliant basswork from Henry Franklin – one of the hippest cats handling his instrument on the west coast in the 70s – working here with a wicked ensemble of soulful, righteous players! Franlin's bass sets the tone of the record right from the very first note – but the album's a very collaborative effort, too – and features Oscar Brashear on trumpet, Charles Owens on tenor, Bill Henderson on soprano sax, Ndugu Chancler on drums, and Kirk Lightsey on both piano and flute! The legendary David Durrah plays piano on two tracks – his own "Waltz for "Boobuss" and "Venus Fly Trap" – and the Sisters Happiness sing vocals on the latter cut, too. Other titles include "Blue Lights", "Soft Spirit", and a version of Chick Corea's "What Was". CD
Also available
Skipper At Home (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 29.99
Skipper At Home ... LP 22.99

Possible matches36
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Henry FranklinSkipper At Home ... LP
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
Brilliant basswork from Henry Franklin – one of the hippest cats handling his instrument on the west coast in the 70s – working here with a wicked ensemble of soulful, righteous players! Franlin's bass sets the tone of the record right from the very first note – but the album's a very collaborative effort, too – and features Oscar Brashear on trumpet, Charles Owens on tenor, Bill Henderson on soprano sax, Ndugu Chancler on drums, and Kirk Lightsey on both piano and flute! The legendary David Durrah plays piano on two tracks – his own "Waltz for "Boobuss" and "Venus Fly Trap" – and the Sisters Happiness sing vocals on the latter cut, too. Other titles include "Blue Lights", "Soft Spirit", and a version of Chick Corea's "What Was". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Skipper At Home (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 29.99
Skipper At Home ... CD 12.99

Possible matches37
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Henry FranklinSkipper At Home (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Black Jazz/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. Used ... $29.99
Brilliant basswork from Henry Franklin – one of the hippest cats handling his instrument on the west coast in the 70s – working here with a wicked ensemble of soulful, righteous players! Franlin's bass sets the tone of the record right from the very first note – but the album's a very collaborative effort, too – and features Oscar Brashear on trumpet, Charles Owens on tenor, Bill Henderson on soprano sax, Ndugu Chancler on drums, and Kirk Lightsey on both piano and flute! The legendary David Durrah plays piano on two tracks – his own "Waltz for "Boobuss" and "Venus Fly Trap" – and the Sisters Happiness sing vocals on the latter cut, too. Other titles include "Blue Lights", "Soft Spirit", and a version of Chick Corea's "What Was". CD
(Out of print, and includes obi!)
Also available
Skipper At Home ... CD 12.99
Skipper At Home ... LP 22.99

Possible matches38
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Macy GrayOn How Life Is ... CD
Epic, 1999. Used ... $0.99
Macy's first album, debuting her raw approach to both singing and lyrical content. With "I've Committed Murder", "Why Didn't You Call Me", "Sex-o-matic Venus Freak", "A Moment To myself", "Do Something" and "The Letter". CD

Possible matches39
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Sven LibaekSolar Flares (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Peer/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $24.99
Sublime sound library work from mid 70s Australia – one of the greatest records ever from soundtrack genius Sven Libaek, done in collaboration with a host of the greatest Aussie jazz players of the time! The groove here is laidback, but funky – almost dreamy at times, in the manner of a sweet Italian soundtrack – but also with a flowing groove that seems to draw both from bossa nova and west coast jazz of previous years, yet turn these influences into a whole new sound entirely. Most of the tunes are small combo, and feature reeds from Don Burrows and Erroll Buddle, guitar from George Golla, and vibes from the amazing John Sangster – all wrapped up by Sven with an approach that's almost effortless at times – never too forced, nor too slick – and a fair bit different than music of this type coming from other hemispheres in the 70s! Titles include "Solar Flares", "Stella Maris", "Lift Off", "Destination Omega 3", "Space Walk", "Meteoric Rain", "Quasars", "No Flowers On Venus", and "In Nebular Orbit". CD

Possible matches40
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Sabrina MalheirosDreaming ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
Always-lovely work from Sabrina Malheiros – serving up a sublime blend of Brazilian roots and soulful overtones – a style that's easily made her one of the best artists on the Far Out label over the years! Sabrina's got a family lineage that traces back to Azymuth – and the music here has the similar blend of fusion instrumentation, earthy Brazilian percussion, and soaring American soul that you'll find in the best classics by that group – all with the added special spark that comes from her sweet vocals too! Production and arrangements are by Daniel Venom Maunick, who brings in a slight dose of Incognito soul too – really making for a record that's quite possibly the best we've heard from Sabrina so far – and that's saying a heck of a lot. Titles include "Lirio De Venus", "Bobeira", "Opara", "Candeia", "Fragil", "Can't Hide Love", "Primeira", and "Paranoia". CD

Possible matches41
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Mink DevilleSpanish Stroll 1977 to 1987 ... CD
Raven (Australia), Late 70s/1980s. Used ... $12.99
21 tracks in all – including "Venus Of Avenue D", "Mixed Up Shook Up Girl", "Cadillac Walk", "A Train Lady", and "Savoir Faire". CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches42
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Hank MobleyCaddy For Daddy ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... $16.99
One of the greatest Blue Note albums of all time – a record that's even better than the look of it's cover – which is already pretty darn classic! Hank Mobley had been making records for Blue Note for a number of years before this set – but Caddy For Daddy is one in which he really takes off – mixing earlier hardbop modes with a more complex approach to both rhythm and lyricism – matched with some wonderful work from Lee Morgan in the frontline, who was also really hitting new heights at the time – in a group that also includes Curtis Fuller on trombone, McCoy Tyner on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. The group plays this amazing mix of soul jazz and modal grooves that sets a whole new standard in the Blue Note catalog – and every cut is a winner, with titles that include "Venus Di Mildew", "The Morning After", "3rd Time Around", and "Ace Deuce Trey". Fantastic material all the way through, with tracks that will stay in your head for years – and one of the greatest jazz album covers ever! CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches43
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Steve MooreAnalog Sensitivity – KPM 2164 ... LP
KPM/Be With (UK), 2021. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A new entry in the legendary KPM sound library series, but one that feels very much like some of the best keyboard sessions the label was recording when it moved into its more electric mode at the start of the 80s! Steve Moore does a great job of making things moody while still moving forward – lots of darker washes of sound hiding behind the melodic moments upfront – as the tunes often have this bubbling, trickling quality that makes us feel like the music is creating itself as the session progresses in the studio! The approach makes for a nicely organic variation on this sort of music – definitely the sensitivity of an analog performance – and titles include "Behind The Waterfall", "Mirror Mountain", "Syzygy", "Pentagram Of Venus", "Urge Surfing", and "Of Dust Thou Art". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches44
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan Songbook Vol 1 ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Good ... $9.99
Gerry Mulligan meets up with a great array of 50s modernists here – in specially setting dedicated to all Mulligan-penned compositions! Although a radical player himself on the baritone sax, Gerry also added something strong to the 50s jazz catalog with his great tunes from the early days – gently modern numbers that slowly became standards over the years, thanks to respect from other players. The best of these tracks are showcased here – played by Mulligan with a sax section that includes Zoot Sims on alto and tenor, Al Cohn on tenor and baritone, Lee Konitz on alto, and Allan Eager on alto and tenor. Rhythm is by the piano-less section of Freddie Green on guitar, Henry Grimes on bass, and Dave Bailey on drums – and titles include "Venus De Milo", "Revelation", "Sextet", "Turnstyle", "Four & One More", "Crazy Day", and "Disc Jockey Jump". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label World Pacific pressing with deep groove. Vinyl plays with occasional crackles and faint surface noise. Cover has wide clear tape holding the seams, discoloration from age, and a vintage shop sticker on back.)

Possible matches45
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jerry Ross SymposiumJerry Ross Symposium ... LP
Colossus, 1969. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Titles include "Little Green Bag", "Venus", "But For Love", "Montego Love Theme", "For The Love Of Him", and "When Love Slips Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear, a small sticker on front, some splitting in the bottom seam, and a promo ink stamp on back. Label has a small sticker.)

Possible matches46
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Robb ScottSiren ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
A beautiful tribute to the Cali soul sound of the 70s – served up here by Robb Scott with a wonderfully groovy sound! The music here recalls that great moment when things could be tight, but never slick or commercial – maybe the productions of Larry Mizell, or the flowing soulful fusion of Patrice Rushen – and Robb handles much of the music himself on a variety of instruments, and also sings vocals – but in the best collaborative Cali spirit, he also opens the door to work with help from The Waters, Sandra St Victor, Juliet Roberts, Gina Foster, and Elisabeth Troy – all artists who lend a great sense of vocal spirit to the album. The set's nice and long – with a great mix of interludes and full songs – and titles include "Neptune Atmosphere", "Rotary Love", "Keep On", "Essaouira Wind", "Siren", "Negative Pleasures", "Hummingbird", "California Suite Revue", and "Venus In Virgo". CD

Possible matches47
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Seksu RobaSeksu Roba ... LP
Crippled Dick (Germany), 2000. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A tasty new one! Seksu Roba mix together modern electronics, older funky breaks, and melodic riffs that remind us of a thousand soundtracks from days gone by. The album's got a simple elegance that's just great – with no real vocals apart from the occasional stray sample, and a very unified mix of grooves that's perfectly pleasing from start to finish. Kind of in the retro-electro mode, but with a voice that's all its own – and a simplicity that's really refreshing! Titles include "Cha Cha On The Moon", "Space Race", "Venus Mysterious", "Velvet Star", "Crystal Garden", and "Theme From Psychoholica". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches48
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Velvet Underground & OthersVelvet Underground – A Documentary Film By Todd Haynes ... CD
Polydor, Late 60s. New Copy 2CDs ... $19.99 21.99
A really well-done collection of tracks, designed to accompany the Velvet Underground film from director Todd Haynes – a set that mixes VU classics with some rare moments by the group, and a few tracks by other artists that help set the scene for their sound and inspirations! The package is a double-length set, produced by the director himself – and titles include "The Wind" by Nolan Strong & The Diablos, "17 XII 63 NYC The Fire Is A Mirror (excerpt)" by The Theater Of Eternal Music, "Road Runner (live)" by Bo Diddley, "The Ostrich" by The Primitives, and "Chelsea Girls" by Nico – plus Velvet Underground tracks that include "Heroin (mono version)", "Sister Ray (live)", "After Hours (live version 1)", "Foggy Notion", "Ocean", "Sweet Jane", "All Tomorrow's Parties", "I'm Waiting For The Man", "Sunday Morning", "Venus In Furs", and "Pale Blue Eyes". CD

Possible matches49
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousJamie 3:26 Presents A Taste Of Chicago ... CD
BBE (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Jamie 3:26 bills himself as "the next level of house" – and that definitely feels like the case here, as the Chicago DJ serves up very long edits and mixes of a host of great tracks – one club cut from the mid 70s, Chicago house classics from the late 80s, and a few underground tracks from more recent years! Jamie really brings a lot to the music here – emphasizing the greatness of the tunes in ways that we never would have expected, yet still keeping the genius of the originals intact – at a level that finally gives the rest of the world a chance to hear what he can bring to a well-crafted set on the dancefloor! Titles include "Venus & Mars (Jamie 3:26 edit)" by BSTC, "Comin On Strong (Jamie 3:26 basement edit)" by Calendar, "It's House (Jamie's basement edit)" by Chip E, "Jungle (Jamie's jungle sounds edit)" by Jungle Wonz, "Lesson (Doc Brucio's orig mix – Jamie 3:26 edit)" by Mighty Science, "Mind Games (underground mix – Jamie 3:26 edit)" by Quest, and "Stomps N Shouts (Jamie 3:26 edit)" by Braxton Holmes. CD

Possible matches50
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousMood Mosaic Vol 18 – Shape Of Things ... CD
Mood Mosaic (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 About November 1, 2021
Don't be put off by the cheesy look of the cover – as the set's filled with cool, classy funk rarities – a really wonderful selection of tracks that features plenty of gems that work perfectly here together! The long-running Mood Mosaic series has been at it longer than most – and they've continued to really grow and expand their musical palette as the years have gone on – so that by the time of this 18th volume, you'll find an amazing blend of cuts from jazz, soul, Brazilian, rock, and other global sources – brought together in a really beautiful mix of funky moods and modes! Titles include "Growing" by Hareton Salvanini, "Ceddo" by Manu Dibango, "Love To Fly" by Venus Gang, "Gang Train" by Bernard Estardy, "Coasting" by A Band Called O, "Some Kind Of Fever" by Maxine Sellers, "Slabo Day" by Peter Green, "Soul Raga" by Mehrpouya, "Main Theme" by Rosebod, and "Nijana" by Jana Koubkova. CD
Also available Mood Mosaic Vol 18 – Shape Of Things ... LP 34.99

Possible matches51
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousMood Mosaic Vol 18 – Shape Of Things ... LP
Mood Mosaic (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99
Don't be put off by the cheesy look of the cover – as the set's filled with cool, classy funk rarities – a really wonderful selection of tracks that features plenty of gems that work perfectly here together! The long-running Mood Mosaic series has been at it longer than most – and they've continued to really grow and expand their musical palette as the years have gone on – so that by the time of this 18th volume, you'll find an amazing blend of cuts from jazz, soul, Brazilian, rock, and other global sources – brought together in a really beautiful mix of funky moods and modes! Titles include "Growing" by Hareton Salvanini, "Ceddo" by Manu Dibango, "Love To Fly" by Venus Gang, "Gang Train" by Bernard Estardy, "Coasting" by A Band Called O, "Some Kind Of Fever" by Maxine Sellers, "Slabo Day" by Peter Green, "Soul Raga" by Mehrpouya, "Main Theme" by Rosebod, and "Nijana" by Jana Koubkova. LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches52
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousRodney Bingenheimer Presents All Year Party Vol 1 ... LP
Martian, 1984. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Includes selections by The Ventures, Unit 3 with Venus, Phast Phreddie & Thee Precisions, Nikki & The Corvettes, Rodney & The Brunettes, Blake Xolton, Marsupials, Screamin' Sirens, The Martians, Cheri Gage, Dave Raeder, and Annette & Frankie. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout notch.)

Possible matches53
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ John ColtraneInterstellar Space ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1967/1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest recordings ever made by John Coltrane in his later years – a record that has him stepping off into really new territory that would have really been something, had he stayed on the planet long enough to make more recordings like this! The vibe is very experimental – almost predating loft jazz work to come in the 70s – as Coltrane works here just alongside the drums of Rashied Ali – a fantastic match for his mighty talents, as the pair work together with a whole new extrapolation of the spiritual territory that had been unlocked on more famous records of the time. The material didn't come out until years after Coltrane's death – at a time when others were already recording this way – but the set maybe blows away some of the best material of this nature from the 70s. Titles include "Mars", "Venus", "Jupiter", and "Saturn". CD
Also available Interstellar Space ... CD 9.99

Possible matches54
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Miles DavisBirth Of The Cool (Dimensions In Jazz) ... LP
Capitol, Late 40s/Early 50s. Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Legendary early work from trumpeter Miles Davis – late 40s sessions for Capitol Records that are completely different than the bop material he was cutting with Charlie Parker and on his own! Instead, these sides have Miles working with a complex, more arranged style – built up with a young Gil Evans, in a mode that prefaces the later famous recordings the pair would make in the late 50s for Columbia. Here, the tracks are shorter, but beautifully blend bop ideas with fuller arrangements – and Davis blows alongside other key young modernists in a variety of larger groups – with work from Lee Konitz on alto, Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax, JJ Johnson and Kai Winding on trombones, Al Haig and John Lewis on piano, and Kenny Clarke and Max Roach on drums. Mulligan contributed plenty, too – his ideas on an overall sound definitely helped shape these sides – and the record's go on to legendary status – even though it's very different than most other Miles Davis from the time. Titles include "Godchild", "Jeru", "Move", "Venus De Milo", "Budo", and "Deception". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam and some aging.)

Possible matches55
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Pharoah SandersJuan Les Pin Jazz Festival 1968 ... CD
Hi Hat, 1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very early live set by Pharoah Sanders – very much in the best modes of his late 60s albums on Impulse Records, and a great addition to that era of recordings from the tenor genius! The performance was recorded by French Radio, and has great sound quality – really capturing the soulful shadings of the group, which is a quartet with a young Lonnie Liston Smith on piano, Sirone on bass, and Majeed Shabazz on drums. There's no other instrumentation at all, but the interplay between Sanders and Smith is wonderful – as full of tonal color as their studio recordings – and Sirone is really fantastic too. The performance is presented as one long continuous track – beginning with a long improvisation, then moving through "Venus" and "The Creator Has A Master Plan" – all as spiritual as you'd expect! CD

Possible matches56
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ TelevisionMarquee Moon ... CD
Elektra, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The masterful debut of Television! Marquee Moon is indisputably one of best records to come out of late 70s NYC . It's truly a singular achievement – one of the few records that seems to be on every rock literati's list of the all-time-bests – and actually deserves every bit of praise it gets! The guitars and vocals are bristling with all the post-punk energy of the lower east side in the 70s – but stands out for the off kilter melodicism and the extraordinary guitar heroism, courtesy Tom Verlaine. A genuine classic! Includes "See No Evil", "Venus", "Friction", "Marquee Moon", "Elevation", "Guiding Light", "Prove It" and "Torn Curtain". CD
(Initials in marker on CD.)

Possible matches57
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Joe ThomasFeelin's From Within ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Ebony Godfather is grooving here with a set of fuller backings – sweet clubby funk, arranged and conducted by Brad Baker (of B Baker Chocolate Company fame) – all as a showcase for Joe's sweet work on flute and tenor sax! There's a fair bit of keyboards on the tunes – played by Pat Rebillot and Barry Miles – and Steve Gadd's playing the drums on the date, which helps the rhythms keep a bit of an edge, even amidst the larger backing. Some cuts have backing chorus vocals, in a style used on other Thomas albums – and although definitely touched by a bit of disco fever, the album's still got a jazzy element too – like some of the crossover club sessions on the Kudu label from the 70s! Titles include "Funky Fever", "Feelins From Within", "Polarizer", "Coco", "Galaxy Dreamin", and "Venus". CD

Possible matches58
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousDiscophilia Belgica – Next Door Disco & Local Spacemusic From Belgium 1975 to 1987 ... CD
Sdban (Belgium), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A European disco world that's ripe for rediscovery – one that's much more obscure than better-known club work from Germany, France, and Italy – but which may well be even groovier than the work from those three scenes! The package is a great complement to some of the funk and jazz sets on the Sdban label – and like those, it really digs deep – to uncover a vast array of music from the small nation – which was clearly a hotbed of groovy activity in the 70s, at a level that none of us realized at the time! The tunes here mix together funk and pop, soul and disco – all in ways that criss-cross strongly with more familiar modes of the period – but often have an offbeat quality, and sometimes a surprising sense of humor that comes through in the mostly English lyrics in the lead. 2CD set features 30 tracks – and titles include "Ethereo Disco" by R Roland, "King Kong" by Carl Watson, "Baby Won't You Turn Me On" by Charles Watson, "Sexy" by Lovedream, "La Gomme" by L2, "Cool & Get Up" by Quartz, "I'm Free" by Steve, "Groovin To The Music" by Flame, "Queen To The Pharoah" by Marianne, "Feel So Glad" by Dan Davis, "Ivro De Vie" by Kevin Moraine, "Be My Love Tonight" by CC Band, "Strange How You Move" by Venus, and "Bubblegum" by Bubble. CD

Possible matches59
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousDiscophilia Belgica – Next Door Disco & Local Spacemusic From Belgium 1975 to 1987 – Part 1/2 ... LP
Sdban (Belgium), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A European disco world that's ripe for rediscovery – one that's much more obscure than better-known club work from Germany, France, and Italy – but which may well be even groovier than the work from those three scenes! The package is a great complement to some of the funk and jazz sets on the Sdban label – and like those, it really digs deep – to uncover a vast array of music from the small nation – which was clearly a hotbed of groovy activity in the 70s, at a level that none of us realized at the time! The tunes here mix together funk and pop, soul and disco – all in ways that criss-cross strongly with more familiar modes of the period – but often have an offbeat quality, and sometimes a surprising sense of humor that comes through in the mostly English lyrics in the lead. Part 1 of the vinyl series features 16 tracks – and titles include "Ethereo Disco" by R Roland, "King Kong" by Carl Watson, "Baby Won't You Turn Me On" by Charles Watson, "Sexy" by Lovedream, "La Gomme" by L2, "Cool & Get Up" by Quartz, "I'm Free" by Steve, "Groovin To The Music" by Flame, "Queen To The Pharoah" by Marianne, "Feel So Glad" by Dan Davis, "Ivro De Vie" by Kevin Moraine, "Be My Love Tonight" by CC Band, "Strange How You Move" by Venus, and "Bubblegum" by Bubble. LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches60
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Greg FoatSymphonie Pacifique ... CD
Strut (UK), 2020. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the most ambitious albums to date from the mighty Greg Foat – a set that's different than some of his more intimate affairs, in that it features key contributions from British jazz giants both young and old – all working with Greg's piano, Fender Rhodes, and vibes in a style that's deeply spiritual, and filled with power! The album's hardly the pacific affair you might guess from the title – nothing too placid, as the energy really builds between members of a lineup that includes Moses Boyd and Clark Tracey on drums, Heather Wrighton on harp, Art Themen on tenor and soprano, Eric Young on percussion, and Warren Hampshire on guitars – all at a level that makes the record the deepest jazz album that Foat has ever given us! Titles include "Pointe Venus", "Mother's Love", "After The Storm", "Island Life", "Man Vs Machine", "Nikinakinu", "Anticipation", and "Symphonie Pacifique". CD
Also available Symphonie Pacifique ... CD 11.99

Possible matches61
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Shocking BlueShocking Blue – 3rd Album (180 gram turquoise vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The third album from Shocking Blue, in case you couldn't guess from the title – and a set that seems to have the group increasing their intensity at just about every level in their sound! The tunes are deeper and less pop-oriented than before – with stronger guitars, and increasingly great vocals from Marisks Veres – one of the more unique singers of her generation, and already moving far past the style she used on "Venus", which was her key global moment of exposure from the group's first album. Titles include "Simon Lee & The Gang", "Shocking You", "Velvet Heaven", "Love Sweet Love", "I Saw Your Face", "Don't You See", "Bird Of Paradise", and "Moonlight Night". Also includes six bonus tracks – "Roll Engine Roll", "Waterloo", "Never Marry A Railroad Man", "Blossom Lady", "Is This A Dream", and "Poor Boy (long version)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition pressing – on heavyweight turquoise vinyl!)

Possible matches62
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Velvet UndergroundVelvet Underground & Nico ... CD
MGM/Polydor, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Delicate dissonance, bruised beauty, and hazy noise pop – all in one of the best rock albums ever made – the amazing first album from the Velvet Underground and Nico! The album's the stuff of legend – and for good reason, too – a surprising slab of vinyl that barely set the world on its ear when first issued back in the mid 60s – yet a record that's gone onto have an influence felt for decades to come – arguably one of the most important rock records of all time. There's a really sinister edge to the record, even when things are sweet – and the range of subject matter and handling here is brilliant – from the dream pop slice of heaven "Sunday Morning", the melodic bitterness of "Femme Fatale", the massive White Light-esque freakout "European Son", and the sublime "Heroin" – quite possibly the inspiration for generations of drug use to come. The whole thing's a classic – with wonderful vocals from both Nico and Lou Reed – and titles include "Venus In Furs", "Run Run Run", "Black Angel's Death Song", "I'll Be Your Mirror", and "All Tomorrow's Parties". CD

Possible matches63
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ DeodatoPrelude/Deodato 2 (SACD multi-channel disc) ... CD
CTI/Vocalion (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of classics from Deodato – back to back on a single high-quality CD! First up is Prelude – a legendary album from the 70s funk scene – and one of the crowning achievements of keyboard maestro Eumir Deodato! Deodato got his start during the bossa years of the 60s – where his sophisticated charts were already enough to make his career a landmark – but in the following decade he picked up the Fender Rhodes, and really took off in a great new direction with classic records like this! The set's a wonderful blend of larger charts and jazzy soloing – with sublime Rhodes lines from the leader, plus a mix of acoustic and electric instrumentation in the best CTI mode – underscored by percussion from both Ray Barretto and Airto. The features Deodato's remake of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" into the funky "2001" – soaring with Fender Rhodes lines that set a new standard for the instrument, with a funky undercurrent that few would have expected for the tune. Other tracks are nice too – and include a great bossa-y version of "Baubles Bangles & Beads", plus "Spirit Of Summer", "September 13", and "Carly & Carole". Deodato 2 is filled with funky keyboards galore – and one of the greatest records ever from this legendary Brazilian jazz talent! The album follows nicely off Deodato's Prelude classic for CTI – and like that one, this set's built on long-flowing tunes that rise and fall with a wonderful sense of rhythm – a sublime electric piano groove that's quite different than anything Deodato recorded before – and possibly never realized this perfectly again after his CTI years. Other players include Stanley Clarke on bass, Billy Cobham on drums, and Hubert Laws on flute – and titles include the massive Latin funk track "Super Strut", plus the tunes "Pavane For A Dead Princess", "Skyscrapers", and a great version of "Nights In White Satin". Plus, this CD reissue features 3 bonus tracks – "Venus", "Do It Again", and "Latin Flute"! CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – works on standard CD players!)

Possible matches64
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Greg FoatSymphonie Pacifique ... LP
Strut (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the most ambitious albums to date from the mighty Greg Foat – a set that's different than some of his more intimate affairs, in that it features key contributions from British jazz giants both young and old – all working with Greg's piano, Fender Rhodes, and vibes in a style that's deeply spiritual, and filled with power! The album's hardly the pacific affair you might guess from the title – nothing too placid, as the energy really builds between members of a lineup that includes Moses Boyd and Clark Tracey on drums, Heather Wrighton on harp, Art Themen on tenor and soprano, Eric Young on percussion, and Warren Hampshire on guitars – all at a level that makes the record the deepest jazz album that Foat has ever given us! Titles include "Pointe Venus", "Mother's Love", "After The Storm", "Island Life", "Man Vs Machine", "Nikinakinu", "Anticipation", and "Symphonie Pacifique". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Symphonie Pacifique ... CD 11.99

Possible matches65
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Javon JacksonDeja Vu ... CD
Solid Jackson, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful self-released album from tenorist Javon Jackson – a set that's overflowing with warmth and soul, and which features a really well-chosen array of material throughout! Jackson could sometimes have a colder edge in his youth – and while his sharpness is still present here, there's a mature depth to his tenor work that's really fantastic – set up in an easy-flowing trio with Jeremy Manasia on piano, David Williams on bass, and McClenty Hunter on drums – on tunes by Cedar Walton, Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Heath, and Jackson himself – all of which have plenty of space to find the right sort of groove and open up with the solos. Titles include "Martha's Prize", "Venus De Mildew", "Raise Four", "TJ", "In The Kitchen", "Rio Dawn", and "My Shining Hour". CD

Possible matches66
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Jean GraeEvil Jeanius ... LP
Babygrande, 2008. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Hip hop heroine Jean Grae's team up effort with production duo Blue Sky Black Death – a record that stood out at the time and still stands out today! You know you're in for something special when the first track blends icy synth hop atmosphere and touch of terse touch of VU's "Venus In Furs" behind Jean's tough rhymes – it's a diverse mix of moods and it all works together masterfully – and the energy doesn't waver from there. Other tracks include "Away With Me" "Ahead Of The Game" with Blacastan, "Nobody'll Do It For You", "It's Still A Love Song" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches67
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Voices of Walter SchumannExploring the Unknown ... LP
RCA, 1955. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
One of the postwar space-age classics! The normally-sleepy chorus of Walter Schumann is used to create the backdrop for a narrative of space flight – read by Paul Frees, and involving the takeoff of a rocket from the Pacific, soaring into space, past the moon, and arriving on Venus. The voices drift in and out of the mix, louder and softer while Frees reads from the script for the album. The orchestrations are by Leith Stevens, best known for his jazzy soundtrack work, but sounding pretty great here, and providing a perfect spooky accompaniment to the voices and reading. Titles include "Space Station", "New Frontiers", "Arrival At Venus", "Teleportation", "The Comets", and "Regions Of Other Suns". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split bottom seam, light surface wear, and light aging.)
 
Partial matches: 4
Partial matches68
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Lenny WhiteVenusian Summer (remastered edition) ... CD
Nemperor/Wounded Bird, 1975. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Drummer Lenny White was one of the strongest talents on the kit to emerge during the 70s fusion years – a player who was every bit as tight and powerful as Billy Cobham, and maybe even more far-reaching in his style – as you might guess from the cosmic image on the cover! The album's got more than enough propulsion to soar to the skies – with White on massive drums – working with a killer batch of musicians that includes Patrick Gleason on keyboards and electronics, Onaje Allan Gumbs on acoustic and electric piano, Jimmy Smith and Larry Young on organ, Larry Coryell and Doug Rodriguez on guitars, and Tom Harrell on flugelhorn – all working together in a razor-sharp mix of acoustic and electric elements! Titles include "Mating Drive", "Venusian Summer", "Chicken Fried Steak", and "Prince Of The Sea". CD

Partial matches69
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Giuliano SorginiElettroformule (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Leo/BTF (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A fantastic little record, and one that really lives up to the "elettro" promise in its title – as Giuliani Sorgini uses lots of offbeat electronics, in a mode that's almost a link between the musique concrete experiments of the 60s, and some of the more electronic-based sound library material of the time in which the album was recorded! There's lots of dark moments and strange noises on the record, but Sorgini does a good job of balancing tuneful sections with more abstract passages – in a way that moves beautifully between darkness and light, but with maybe a bit more time in the shadows overall. Titles include "Marker", "Loudspeaker", "Solitudine Venusiana", "Maracas Nell'Atmosfera", "Fabbrica Spaziale", "Dinamica K", and "Malinconia Magnetica". LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches70
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousThink I'm Going Weird – Original Artefacts From The British Psychedelic Scene 1966 to 1968 (5CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 5CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nothing weird here, just wonderful – a fantastic assortment of music from a time when the British scene was really changing things up – served up in a book-styled package with notes that are as dynamic as its music! The tracks here move way past the obvious – that's an image of John Lennon on the cover, but these aren't the tracks by The Beatles and bigger acts of the time – and instead, the collection really does a great job of digging around all the really wonderful groups that were recording for the bigger British labels of the period, but who were given a lot of freedom to really try out new ideas – both in their music, and in the way the music was recorded. The package is the best we've ever seen to present this slice of English rock – and the set features 122 titles on 5CDs – with work from Ron Geesin, Atlanta Roots, Simon Dupree, The Smoke, John's Children, Ivor Cutler, Tinsel Arcade, The Soft Machine, Canto, New Generation, Medium Rare, 117 Venusian Moonshine, Friday's Chyld, New Generation, Third Ear Band, Wimple Winch, The Deviants, Sorrows, Rupert's People, Orange Bicycle, Shuster, Felius Andromeda, Tomorrow, Crystal Ship, The Moles, and many others – and the set also features 9 never-issued tracks! CD

Partial matches71
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Bernard XolotlMusic By Xolotl (with bonus 7" single) ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Music as cosmic as the image on the cover – a rare set of electronics from Bernard Xolotl, originally only issued on cassette in a very limited run! The music here is a perfect blend of hypnotic minimalism and electronic mysticism – pre-new age, with none of the goofier trappings of that time – and in a space between the long-form keyboard work of Terry Riley, and some of the more space-oriented electronics coming from the post-prog scenes in Germany and France! The tracks flow beautifully, with a very organic pulse – almost as if Xolotl is tapping into the energy of the universe, and finding a way to communicate it in music. Titles include "Venusian Aurora", "Arpeggios", "Gliding Through The Cosmophonic Dome", "Uranian Sundance", and "Love On The Run". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus 7" single – with the songs "Morning Glory" and "Nightinglides" – and a booklet of notes too.)
 
 
 



⇑ Top