Booker T. & the MG's - Green Onions LP
Propelled by Booker T. Jones' smoky organ and the funky guitar bursts of Steve Cropper, "Green Onions"--the first chart-topper by Booker T. & The MG's--slithered across the 1962 airwaves, followed immediately by an album every bit as savory. Hot on the he
Johnson, Robert - King of the Delta Blues Singers LP (color vinyl)
Compiled and released by Columbia in 1961, includes the 16 mono recordings made in 1936 and 1937 that sparked a whole new generation's interest in Delta blues. Also two bonus tracks: "I Believe I'll Dust My Broom" and the classic "Sweet Home Chicago."
Evans, Bill - Moon Beams LP (180g)
"Moonbeams was the first album Bill Evans made after the death of his musical right arm, bassist Scott LaFaro. An album of ballads, it was a startling return to the recording sphere and a major advancement in Evans' development as a leader." -Thom Jurek
Mingus, Charles - Pithecanthropus Erectus LP
Pithecanthropus Erectus was Mingus' breakthrough as a leader, the album where he established himself as a composer of boundless imagination and a fresh new voice that, despite his ambitiously modern concepts, was firmly grounded in jazz tradition.
Sun Ra and his Arkestra - Jazz in Silhouette LP (180g)
"I'm playing dark history. It's beyond black. I'm dealing with the dark things of the cosmos...Music is a language, you see, a universal language...What I'm dealing with is so vast and great that it can't be called the truth. It's above the truth." -Sun R
Coltrane, John - Africa / Brass LP (import)
WaxTime Reissue. Coltrane's quartet joined by a big ensemble to bring the number of musicians to 21. It's big band sound, with the unusual instrumentation of French horns and euphonium, presented music very different from anything that Coltrane had done.