Italo disco monster big in early 80 NY disco and Chicago house; thrashed by Frankie Knuckles, covered by Chip E. Ace techy minimalism on the flip, with singer Rosanna Casale: Paradise Garage and Music Box murder.
Trane’s majestic debut for Atlantic. The CD-only alternates are intriguing and not a bore (from several dates in 1959 with various pianists and drummers).
With the classic, studio version of the title track. The drummer John Stevens (much-missed) used to rave about Steve Davis, seldom recorded but here on bass.
Mostly quartet recordings, featuring Herbie and Ron Carter, from 1969, with Gene Orloff taking care of strings, and Jerome Richardson the woodwinds. Sonny Sharrock joins in on the Laura Nyro cover.
Some of the very greatest recordings of one of our favourite soul singers of all time.
A spiritual jazz masterpiece — one of the deepest, most neglected of his Atlantics — with Equinox, set to blow anyone away. The more expensive LP is ‘RTI HQ-180’: much superior, well worth the extra.
Heavy vinyl, cut from the original analogue master, in a quality sleeve. These RTI issues from Rhino are way superior to your usual 180g kidology. Like Sonny is here, Fifth House…