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New QuasimodeMode Of Blue – Quasimode Plays Blue Note ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 2009. Used ... $16.99
The Blue Note debut of one of our favorite contemporary combos – a set that has Quasimode taking on a host of classics from the label's catalog of the 60s! Given the already-soulful sound of Quasimode on other records, the setting is a perfect one – tunes that are a perfect showcase for their mix of modal rhythms and sharp-edged solo sounds! The group's expanded a bit on some tracks by the presence of guests – but the core instrumentation features tenor, trumpet, piano, and lots of great percussion – all used to come up with a host of great club jazz-styled rhythms. Valerie Etienne sings guest vocals on a version of "Little B's Poem" – and other titles include "No Room For Squares", "Congalere", "Ghana", "The Loner", "Afrodisia", "On Children", "Night Dreamer", "African Village", "Sayonara Blues", and the group's own "Mode Of Blue". CD
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Medeski, Martin & WoodUninvisible ... CD
Blue Note, 2002. Used ... $2.99
A return to slightly funky work for MMW – lots of organ, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, and other groovy keyboards from John Medeski driving the set, backed by some excellent rhythm work by Billy Martin and Chris Wood. This is probably their most compelling album in years – at least to our funk-drenched ears – and we really dig the performance, production, and streamlined approach to the groove. Still has plenty of leftfield touches that you'd find in recent work – and they're sewn in nicely to the funky fabric of the whole set! Titles include "I Wanna Ride You", "Ten Dollar High", "Smoke", "Nocturnal Transmission", "Off The Table", "Edge Of Night", "Your Name Is Snake Anthony", and "Pappy Check". CD

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New QuasimodeMy Favorite Songs (CD/DVD) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 2014. Used CD & DVD ... $29.99
A great new groove from Quasimode – and a set that has the combo really coming across with a sound that's more sensitive than before! The quartet still have their great ear for a strong bottom on their jazz tunes, but most numbers here move in a midtempo speed, instead of their previous pounding jazz dance approach – and this change really allows for some greater warmth in the music, particularly on the round, soulful basslines – and the especially strong piano! A few cuts add in a bit of tenor and trumpet, but the main focus is on these wonderfully flowing piano lines over nicely groovy rhythms – and as the title indicates, the set features favorite tunes, remade by Quasimode in their own style. Titles include "Love Theme From Sunflower", "Open Your Eyes", "High & Dry", "Overjoyed", "Cleopatra's Dream", "Day Dreaming", and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You". Features a bonus DVD – the music video for "Soul Cookin", a live studio performance of "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", an interview, and a documentary on the album. CD
(DVD is NTSC coded, All Region. SHMCD pressing.)
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My Favorite Songs ... CD 32.99
My Favorite Songs (CD/DVD) ... CD 38.99

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QuasimodeSoul Cookin' (CD/DVD) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 2012. Used 2 CDs ... $24.99
Quasimode are definitely cooking on this sweet little set – picking up a rich array of influences they've never had before – including bits of Latin rhythms, and some soul music as well! A few of the cuts feature vocals – but in ways that are more straight soul than the group's previous experiments with jazz singers – yet the backings are still tightly jazzy, and played mostly live, in a bold flurry of trumpet, tenor, trombone, piano, bass, and drums – plus some occasional Fender Rhodes as well! The Latin elements really help expand the sound, and flesh out the positive vibe of the record – a soaring, sunny vision that reminds us of the jazzy joy we first found in the music of Monday Michiru. Most of the album's still instrumental, and titles include "Febre Samba", "Summer Madness", "Another Sky", "Leaving Town", "Soul Cookin", "Let's Get Down Together", "El Paso Twist", and "Still In The Night". Also features a bonus DVD – with the video for "Summer Madness", and concert footage of the tracks "Relight My Fire", "No More Sadness", and "The Man From Nagpur" – plus bonus footage as well! CD
(HQ – Hi Quality CD pressing. Please note that the DVD doesn't list a Region so you may need a multiregion player to view it.)

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Us3Flip Fantasia – Hits & Remixes ... CD
Blue Note, 1999. Used ... $6.99
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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US3Hand On The Torch ... CD
Blue Note, 1993. Used ... $0.99
The biggest selling album ever cut by Blue Note – and a festive romp through samples of the label's famous jazz catalog! US3 mix it up on tunes that include "Cantaloop", "I Got It Goin On", "Different Rhythms", "Eleven Long Years", "Lazy Day", "Cruisin", and more! CD
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Nostalgia 77 OctetSevens & Eights – Live At The Jazz Cafe ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2005. Used ... $8.99
An amazing step forward for Nostalgia 77 – working here in a live setting as an expanded octet, and jamming in a jazz-based way that recalls the hippest sounds of the late 60s and early 70s! The vibe here steps nicely off the group's earlier studio-based work – taking soulful ideas and expanding them wonderfully with live jazz instrumentation – in a way that sounds a heck of a lot like the best work coming from Blue Note or Impulse at the end of the 60s. Instrumentation includes tenor, trombone, trumpet, alto, piano, guitar, bass, and drums – and the tracks are long and well-crafted – often with searching themes that really stretch out nicely, but still have a slight bit of funk at the bottom. There's less of the club jazz sound here than you'd expect from other recent releases of this nature – and Nostalgia 77 have really gone one better, and shown off a deeper side we never would have expected! Brilliant throughout, recorded live at the Jazz Cafe, and featuring the tunes "Changes", "The Hunger", "Down Another Road", "Green Blades Of Grass", and "Watusa". CD also features the bonus "Hope Suite (parts 1, 2, & 3)" – nearly 20 minutes long, and previously only on vinyl! CD

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OddjobKoyo ... CD
Amigo (Sweden), 2003. Used ... $4.99
An excellent bit of funky work from Sweden's Oddjob – a group that are looming large on the international club jazz scene! Oddjob work in the same vein as groups like Hipnosis and Honeymuch – playing real jazz, but with a dancefloor twist – taking bits of classic Blue Note, European modal, and soul jazz, and wrapping them up with a tight rhythmic finish that's perfect for the modern jazz dance set! This album's even better than the group's first, and features some nice electric piano on a few cuts – with titles that include "Their Song", "Man Machine", "I Am Sailing", and "Leadhead". CD
(Out of print.)