Coming off his expansive, Grammy-nominated 2018 studio album Hollywood Africans, pianist Jon Batiste offers a more intimate and swinging live album recorded in 2018 during his residency at the storied NYC-venue.
When Stevie Wonder applied his tremendous songwriting talents to the unsettled social morass that was the early '70s, he produced one of his greatest, most important works!
As far as awesome fusions of rock and folk/country music go, Traffic stand in a league of their own. Their second studio album is an awesome mix of styles and features some of Steve Winwood's best musical compositions!
What else could brighten the day of a San Quentin inmate more than a visit of living legend B.B. King? Recorded in the same correctional facility that spawned Johnny Cash's Live At San Quentin, B.B. King's recording oozes the same kind of energy that put Cash's album in the books.
Following the passing of legendary Stones drummer Charlie Watts just a few weeks ago, we felt that it would only be right to bring you this amazing album by the band, featuring the timeless classic Angie!
This incredible live album features Miles Davis' Sextet (with John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley) and the Thelonious Monk Quartet (with Pee Wee Russell) at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival - a steaming' must-have for our jazz subscribers!
Drummer and king of funk grooves Idris Muhammad is joined by an all-star collection on this incredible recording - Bob James, Grover Washington Jr. and Randy Brecker among others! This Music on Vinyl exclusive is a limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on translucent yellow coloured vinyl available to our Vinyl Wings members! To this day, we've yet to hear an album as uniquely groovy as this one - the best way to describe it is a deeply spacey jazz odyssey!
Otis Redding's second album features an incredible collection of soul classics we've come to love as well as some lesser known gems! Backed by the incredible Stax house band Booker T & The M.Gs, the album sounds tight and is a must-have in any Soul collection!
This never-before-released studio album by Blakey was recorded in 1959 in Rudy Van Gelder's living room studio in New Jersey. An absolutely smokin' session which featured a short-lived but equally incredible line-up of The Jazz Messengers - Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, Bobby Timmons and Jymie Merritt. An awesome addition to our member's jazz shelves which we can't wait for you to hear!
Hot Rats was Zappa's first recording project after the dissolution of the Mothers of Invention. This incredible album really displayed Zappa's creativity and ability on the guitar, not to mention his overall wackiness! Former band member Captain Beefheart delivers awesome vocals for one of the tracks on what is otherwise an instrumental album described by Zappa himself as "a movie for your ears".
The absolute master of the blues John Lee Hooker recorded this album within just two days in 1971, working together with young stars Van Morrison and Steve Miller, among others. John takes centre stage delivering the hard edged blues he's known for, whilst giving his fellow musicians enough space to jam along - just like we like to hear!
After a lacklustre few albums, Blue Oyster Cult brought back their successful writers team including musician Patti Smith and dark-fantasy writer Michael Moorcock. This would be the final studio album with the band's original line-up for seven years and it certainly feels like they put everything into this one - a landmark piece in the band's awesome history!