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Willie 'The Lion' SmithLion Roars ... LP
Dot, 1957. Very Good .... $2.99
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(Cover has light wear and aging.)
 
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Johnny GriffinMan I Love (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Black Lion/ORG, 1967. New Copy .... $26.99 29.98
An astounding live set from Johnny Griffin – recorded at the famous Club Montmartre in Copenhagen, where Griff had practically taken up residence in the late 60s! The record crackles with the kind of free energy of the best Montmartre sessions – long tracks and compelling solos, stretched-out versions of tunes you may recognize, but which are transformed nicely by Griff's great solo work – and by a rhythm section that features Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Heath on drums! Titles include "The Man I Love", "Blues For Harvey", "Sophisticated Lady", "Hush A Bye", and "Wee". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Philly Joe JonesTrailways Express (aka Mo' Joe) ... LP
Black Lion, 1968. Very Good .... $6.99
A killer session that matches the talents of American drum genius Philly Joe Jones with some of the leading lights in British jazz! The set was recorded in London in 1968, at that perfect moment when the Brit jazz scene was turning towards new ideas of modernism, but hadn't yet strayed too far from the tight swing that characterized most of its playing since the postwar years. Philly leads a group that includes Kenny Wheeler on trumpet, Chris Pyne on trombone, Pete King on alto, and Harold McNair on tenor and flute. King and McNair are some of our favorite players ever, rarely reissued on CD or LP – and the set gives them plenty of free reign to solo madly in a bop-heavy environment. Titles include "Gone Gone Gone", "Trailways Express", "Mo Joe", and "Ladybird". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cut corner, some wear and staining.)

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Ben WebsterStormy Weather (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Black Lion/ORG, 1965. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Ben Webster had really dropped out of the American recording scene by the mid 60s, but still continued to work strongly overseas – and this late live set is one of Ben's best-remembered sessions from the time! The record was done at the Cafe Montmartre, as part of a famous 60s run of albums from Black Lion and Alan Bates – but the overall presentation is a bit more focused, with Webster very strongly in the lead, on these melancholy lines that are some of his most expressive of the period. Backing is by a spare trio with Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Alex Riel ond rums – and titles include "Blues For Herluf", "That's All", "Set Call", and "Misty". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Dollar BrandThis Is Dollar Brand ... LP
Black Lion, 1965. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early recordings by Dollar Brand – recorded in London in 1965, playing solo on a batch of tunes dedicated to two big influences – Duke Ellington and Randy Weston – and also featuring a number of his own compositions. Titles include "Pye R Squared", "Knights Night", "Mood Indigo", "On The Banks Of Allen Waters", "Little Niles", and "Resolution". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a partially split top seam, and a spot of sticker residue.)

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New Hampton HawesSpanish Steps ... LP
Black Lion, 1968. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Overlooked genius from Hampton Hawes – one of a number of excellent albums made during a late 60s stint on the European scene – and a set that really has Hamp pushing forward from his previous albums in the US! The tracks are wonderfully fluid – set fire with that Hawes style that was already magical at the start, but which really seemed to find a new sort of energy overseas – possibly here because of the excellent rhythms from Jimmy Woode on bass and Art Taylor on drums – also two players who were really coming into their own at the time. Hampton's got this great blend of lyricism and soulful swing – one that feels a bit like some of the MPS projects that Woode was recording at the time with other players, and which makes the album a real treasure in Hawes' catalog. Every cut save one is an original – and titles include "Sonora", "Blues Enough", "Black Forest", "Spanish Steps", and "Dangerous". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and a bit of pen.)

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New Thelonious MonkSomething In Blue ... LP
Black Lion, 1971. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Monk plays solo piano and is joined on some of the tracks by Art Blakey on drums and Al McKibbon on bass. The songs are all originals except for "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and they include "Blue Sphere", "Hackensack", "Criss Cross", "Something In Blue", "Evidence", "Jackie-ing", and "Nutty". The album was recorded in London and produced by Alan Bates. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & some discoloration from age.)

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New Earl HinesTour De Force ... LP
Black Lion, 1972. Used .... Out Of Stock
Solo piano – with tracks that include "When Your Lover Has Gone", "I Never Knew", "Say It Isn't So", and "Lonesome Road". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the seams.)

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New Oscar PettifordBlue Brothers (Jazzman) ... LP
Black Lion, 1960. Used .... Out Of Stock
Excellent work from Oscar Pettiford – a reissue of his last sessions, originally released on Jazzland, and recorded in Copenhagen in 1959 and 1960. Players include Allan Botchinsky on trumpet, Jan Johansson on piano, Erik Nordstrom on tenor, and Luis Hjulmand on vibes. Despite the introduction of European ringers to the set, and despite the posthumous collection of sessions, the album's actually one of Pettiford's strongest, and certainly one of the best to show his ever-growing commitment as a modernist during the 50s. The album includes loads of original tunes – including "Blue Brothers", "Two Little Pearls", "Laverne Walk", "Why Not? That's What!", and "My Little Cello". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on Jazzman. Cover has some wear and a bit of tape over a partially split seam.)
 
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Leo ParkerRollin With Leo ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. Near Mint- .... $14.99
One of those great "never was" Blue Note sessions – recorded in the 60s, but never issued until years later – even though the label had assigned it a cover, title, and catalog number! The album was the last session by baritone sax player Leo Parker – a bop and R&B legend who sadly passed along at the young age of 36, but left a really rich legacy of music. Parker has a way with the baritone that's almost as lean as a tenorist – blowing the horn with sharp, well-placed notes that really make this session cook – somewhere in the R&B-influenced territory of Don Wilkerson's work on Blue Note. Other players include the great Dave Burns on trumpet – always a welcome presence on any date – plus Bill Swindell on tenor sax, Johnny Acea on piano, Al Lucas or Stan Conover on bass, and Wilbert Hogan or Purnell Rice on drums. Tracks include "The Lion's Roar", "Rollin With Leo", "Jumpin Leo", "Talkin The Blues", "Mad Lad Returns", and Illinois Jacquet's "Music Hall Beat". LP, Vinyl record album

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Grover Washington JrFeels So Good ... LP
Kudu, 1975. Very Good .... $4.99
An incredible batch of electric funk from Grover Washington Jr – easily one of his best albums ever! The record really picks up from the sweet CTI sound of the 70s – taking Bob James arrangements with a lot of space and electric keyboards, and letting Groover blow some wonderfully soulful lines over the top on soprano sax! The album's got some really wonderful funk tracks that feature a mad mix of drums, bass, and lots of that Bob James "space" – including the massive cuts "Hydra" and "Knucklehead" – both of them magic! Other tracks include "Moonstreams", "It Feels So Good", and "The Sea Lion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover & labels have initials in marker. Back cover paste-on is becoming unglued.)

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New HiroshimaHiroshima ... LP
Arista, 1979. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Lion Dance", "Da Da", "Taiko Song", "Holidays", "Never Ever", and "Kokoro". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Frank LoweFresh ... LP
Arista Freedom, 1975. Used .... Out Of Stock
One of the better recordings created for the Arista/Freedom series, rather than licensed from tapes Alan Bates had already produced for Black Lion – and a nice set of loft jazz played by Lowe with help from Lester and Joseph Bowie, Abdul Wadud, Steve Reid, and Charles Bobo Shaw. The group play 2 Monk tracks, "Epistrophy" and "Mysterioso", plus 2 Lowe originals, "Play Some Blues" and "Fresh", with a sound befitting the title track, approaching the new thing with a respect for the swing and blues roots of jazz. The final track "Chu's Blues", is a little different from the rest of the LP, a great grooving number that was performed by Lowe in Memphis, with help from the Memphis Four. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch & some light wear.)
 
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Louis ArmstrongHere's Louis Armstrong ... LP
Vocalion, 1968. Very Good- .... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl on Side 2 has a pressing flaw bump that clicks a bit on tracks three and four, with a bit of grease pencil. Cover has masking tape on the top and bottom seams, a spot of tape with some splitting on the spine, and a sticker on the back.)

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Hank CrawfordIt's A Funky Thing To Do ... LP
Cotillion, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Hank Crawford slides into the electric 70s with this sweet little set of funky tracks – working in a tight small combo format with Richard Tee on electric piano and Cornell Dupree on electric guitar – and grooving in a laidback slinky funk mode that's perfect for his soulful tone on the alto sax! The groove ranges from mellow funk to gentle soul – and the album's title track is an excellent version of "It's A Funky Thing To Do", with Pee Wee Ellis joining the group on electric piano! Other tracks include "Hills Of Love", "You're The One", "Sophisticated Soul", "Kingsize Man", and "Parker's Mood". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lou DonaldsonDifferent Scene ... LP
Cotillion, 1976. Very Good+ .... $1.99
Post-Blue Note, and not nearly as funky as Lou's earlier work. Lou hits more of an R&B sax groove, and the production's pretty slick overall. The record's not terrible, and it has some appeal in kind of a 70s easy soul sax kind of way – but there's not the breaks and grooves you'd expect from Lou's other work. The record includes a nice cover of Minnie Riperton's "Lovin' You", and the Isley's "For The Love Of You" – plus the cuts "Keep Your Woman" and "Here's Lovin At You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, promo sticker, tape on the spine and top seam, and a bit of pen on back.)

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Lionel HamptonPlease Sunrise ... LP
Brunswick, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
The classic jazz vibes of Lionel Hampton meets the soulful arrangements of the Chicago Brunswick studios – and the result is a great batch of funky instrumentals that have a similar sound to some of the classic Cadet albums from the same time. Willie Henderson and Tom Tom Washington did the arrangements – and nearly every track's an original by Eugene Record. Titles include "Please Sunrise", "Soulful Autumn", "It Must Be Love", "I Did It", and "I Call It Trouble". Tasty stuff, and tight Chicago soul grooves! LP, Vinyl record album

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Lionel HamptonPlease Sunrise ... LP
Brunswick, 1972. Near Mint- .... $5.99
The classic jazz vibes of Lionel Hampton meets the soulful arrangements of the Chicago Brunswick studios – and the result is a great batch of funky instrumentals that have a similar sound to some of the classic Cadet albums from the same time. Willie Henderson and Tom Tom Washington did the arrangements – and nearly every track's an original by Eugene Record. Titles include "Please Sunrise", "Soulful Autumn", "It Must Be Love", "I Did It", and "I Call It Trouble". Tasty stuff, and tight Chicago soul grooves! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Illinois JacquetKing Jacquet ... LP
RCA, Late 40s. Very Good+ Gatefold .... $3.99
A collection of alter 40s small group work by Illinois – recorded after his initial fame with Lionel Hampton, but before he'd settled into more of a swinging 50s jazz groove. The materail was all recorded in New York, between the years 1947 and 1950 – and players include Russell Jacquet on trumpet (and occasional vocals), JJ Johnson, Joe Newman, Henry Coker, Ray Perry, and Sir Charles Thompson. The set features 16 tracks in all, and titles include "Jet Propulsion", "King Jacquet", "Embryo", "Riffin At 24 Street", "Slow Down Baby", "Hot Rod", and "You Gotta Change". LP, Vinyl record album
(French gatefold pressing, from the mid 80s. Cover has some notes on back.)

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Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton, & Teddy WilsonPlaying Some Of The Selections They Played In The Benny Goodman Movie ... LP
Clef, Mid 50s. Good .... $11.99
Nice, tight, simple, and swinging! All players are hitting a good later stride here, set in unrestricted small group company on the occasion of the film release of the Benny Goodman story. Verve was able to get the players to go past the stock stuff they did for the film, and recreate some of the magic of the older smaller group live sets. Titles include "Airmail Special", "Avalon", "I Got Rhythm", and "Blues For Benny". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing with deep groove and trumpeter logo. Cover has a split spine, with some staining, marker, and sticker residue on the back.)

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Al Morell/Barbara RussellSounds From Jazzland At The New York World's Fair ... LP
Wager, 1964. Very Good .... $11.99
A rare indie set of work by two artists who were playing the Worlds Fair jazz pavillion in 1964 – singer Barbara Russell, and the organ trio of Al Morell. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear near the bottom.)

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Joe SampleCarmel ... LP
ABC, 1979. Sealed .... $6.99
God, we love this record – and we're not ashamed to admit it! Sure, it sold a gazillion copies – and sure, for some folks it showed the true demise of the Crusaders ensemble. But for us, it's a masterpiece of smooth fusion, and a landmark album of easy jazz that spawned countless imitators that could never hope to match Sample's simple and elegant use of funky riffing and lyrical chords – coming in with just the right dash of darkness when the record's in danger of sounding too light. Most of the rest of the Crusaders had a hand in the record, and the set's got the smooth west coast sound you'd expect from the title. Tracks include "Carmel", "Cannery Row", "Sunrise", and "More Beautiful Each Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed, with a few holes in the shrinkwrap. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Dexter WanselLife On Mars ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1976. Very Good .... $24.99
A fantastic bit of space age funk – and maybe one of the greatest moments ever from Philly Soul maestro Dexter Wansel! The album goes way beyond any of Wansel's other work – and blends his warm soulful styles with some of the more keyboard-oriented funk that was coming out of the Herbie Hancock camp during the mid 70s – a vibe that's every bit as electric and spacey as you'd guess from the cover! Some cuts have a bit more of a soul focus, but others have loads of jazzy keyboards from Dexter – driven on by some great drums at points too. Titles include Wansel's legendary version of "Theme From the Planets" with the much sampled breakbeat at the beginning – plus the funky "Life On Mars", and the tracks "One Million Miles From The Ground", "You Can Be What You Wanna Be", "Prophet Named KG", "Rings Of Saturn", and "Stargazer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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John Surman/John WarrenTales Of The Algonquin ... LP
1971. New Copy (reissue).... Around March 30, 2014 (delayed)
A beautiful lost slice of British jazz, recorded during the crucial period before some of the scene's players went too far off the deep end! John Surman partners here with composer/leader John Warren, for a large group recording that sounds similar to some of the best early Mike Westbrook recordings. The album's comprised of a suite of 5 tracks, all played by a large group in a style that shows the best British modernist tradition of the 60's. The ensemble playing is dark and moody – but always tight at all moments. The group's soloists – like Surman, Mike Osborne, Barre Phillips, Kenny Wheeler, and others – soar out of the arrangements in tightly constructed, brilliantly realized solos that stand as some of their best work. Titles include "With Terry's Help", "We'll Make It", "The Dandelion", "The Picture Tree", and the "Tales Of The Algonquin" suite. LP, Vinyl record album

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Duke EllingtonBrunswick Vocalion Rarities ... LP
MCA, Late 20s/Early 30s. Near Mint- .... Just Sold Out!
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Benny GoodmanFamous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert Vol 2 ... LP
Columbia, 1938. Very Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
Benny Goodman's famous 1938 live date at Carnegie Hall – with work from Teddy Wilson and Count Basie on piano, Lionel Hampton on vibes, Johnny Hodges on alto, Cootie Williams and Buck Clayton on trumpet, and Lester Young on tenor – plus Gene Krupa on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a center split in the bottom seam.)

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New Lionel Hampton & His OrchestraWailin At The Trianon ... LP
Columbia, 1955. Very Good .... Just Sold Out!
A nice live set Hamp recorded at the Trianon Ballroom in Chicago in 1954, one of the few albums he issued on Columbia, and an aptly titled LP, with the group pulling out all the stops. At the time Hampton's orchestra featured Pete Badie on bass, Bill Mackel on guitar, Jay Peters on tenor, Walter Williams on trumpet and Edwin Frazier on tenor, plus many others. Quincy Jones also plays trumpet and did the arrangements for "Love For Sale". All the takes are nice and lengthy, with the soloists taking plenty of rtoom to stretch out, and the other numbers include "The Chase", "Wailin At The Trianon", "Mark VII", ""How High The Moon" and "Stardust". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, seam splitting, some staining, and a few small stickers on the back.)

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Jacob Fred Jazz OdysseyMillions – Live In Denver (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Royal Potato, 2014. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
(Note: This item is not for sale online until after the close of business on Saturday, 4/19/14. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules, it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago on that day. It will not be pre-sold, or reserved in any way. However, after the close of business on Record Store Day, we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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New Deodato2001 (aka Prelude) ... LP
CTI, Early 70s. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A million-seller, but also a record that no home should be without – and easily one of THE greatest keyboard albums of the 70s! The album's the one that 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". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton & His Orchestra 1948 ... LP
Alamac, 1948. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has light wear.)

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New Lionel HamptonOff Into A Black Thing ... LP
Brunswick, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the hippest albums ever cut by Lionel Hampton – a badass batch of 70s funk tunes, recorded with arrangements from the Chicago powerhouse team at Brunswick Records! Lionel's vibes are mixed with tight drums, sweet bass, and some very soulful arrangements that make even the mellower tracks feel like they've been lifted from some lost blacksploitation soundtrack. Includes great versions of 2 Willie Henderson tunes – "Off Into A Black Thing" and "Funky Chicken", both of which sound even better than the originals with the vibes in place – plus the tracks "Easy", "Shut Your Mouth", "I Found Sunshine", and "One Man Band". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Off Into A Black Thing ... CD 22.99

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New Lionel HamptonSwing Classics ... LP
RCA, 1930s/1940s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has light wear.)

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New Ronnie LawsPressure Sensitive ... LP
Blue Note, 1975. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic bit of 70's fusion, played by Ronnie on tenor and flute, and with a group that includes some excellent keyboard work by Joe Sample. The highlight of the record is the big sample cut "Tidal Wave", but it also includes the great groover "Always There", which was covered a million times over by other bands during the 70's. Wayne Henderson produced, and the record is an archetypal example of his "At Home Productions" sound. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Wes MontgomeryDay In The Life ... LP
CTI/A&M, 1967. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mindblowing! This is when Wes Montgomery really starts to get interesting to us – when he's working with a top-line arranger like Don Sebesky, crafting some incredibly compelling chords over lightly jazzy arrangements and soaring strings, in a whole new mode of expression that would go onto transform a generation of guitar players! And sure, this album sold a gazillion copies – but we'll be honest in saying that we think it's loads more complex and mature than some of Wes' straight jazz sides from earlier years – light years away from the small combo dates of the early years, both in conception and sound. Titles include "Day In The Life", "Watch What Happens", "California Nights", "Windy", "Trust In Me", and "The Joker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker and some wear, with some staining, waviness, and some peeling along the bottom.)

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New George BensonGive Me The Night ... LP
Qwest/Warner, 1980. Used .... Out Of Stock
Yipes! This one made everyone a bucket of money – especially Quincy Jones, whose new Qwest imprint the record was one of the first to grace. George has come a long way from his roots with Jack McDuff here – but in a way that kind of has us impressed, as he's grooving away slickly on guitar, laying down some smooth vocals that we never would have imagined from his mid 60s recordings. Includes the massive hit "Give Me The Night", a cover of "Moody's Mood", and the tracks "Star Of A Story (X)", "Midnight Love Affair", "What's On Your Mind", and "Dinorah, Dinorah". The sound of a million supermarkets and elevators during the 80s! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New DeodatoPrelude ... LP
CTI, Early 70s. Used Gatefold .... Out Of Stock
A million-seller, but also a record that no home should be without – and easily one of THE greatest keyboard albums of the 70s! The album's the one that 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". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Sun RaMystery Of Being – Voice Studio Rome – January 1978 (3LP set) ... LP
Klimt, 1978. New Copy 3LP (reissue).... Out Of Stock
Sun Ra quartet material from the late 70s – his great Italian studio recordings from Voice Studio in Rome –rare material originally released on the New Steps and Other Voices, Other Blues LPs on the Horo label that's been hard sought over the years! The group features John Gilmore on percussion and tenor, Michael Ray on trumpet, Luqman Ali on drums, and Ra on keyboards. It's got a number of tracks that are relatively straight – at least for Ra – and which are played with a wonderful edge that makes them instantly compelling, sounding almost like obscure indie soul jazz sides from the east coast underground of the mid 70s. The feel on most numbers is very different than Ra's usual work, and the record sparkles with a genius that makes us wish it was easier to find the Horo work! Includes the sublime vocal tune "When There Is No Sun", plus the original tracks "The Horo", "Moon People", "Rome At Twilight", and "Friend & Friendship" – plus a very nice cover of "My Favorite Things", Along The Tiber", "Rebellion", "The Mystery Of Being", "One Day In Rome", and "Springtime & Summer Idyll". LP, Vinyl record album
(140 gram vinyl 3LP box set.)

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New Quincy JonesBig Band Bossa Nova (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue).... Out Of Stock
Perhaps THE greatest Quincy Jones album of the 60s – a hard-swinging batch of big band bossa tunes – and one of the greatest American takes on the bossa sound ever! Quincy really brings a lot of soul to the set – syncopating the bottom end of the tunes to really bring out the rhythms, and working with a jazzy flourish of horns that creates all these quick and clever little turns in the tunes! The sound's been heard most famously on the incredible track "Soul Bossa Nova" – an original by Quincy for the set, which has gone onto much greater fame through its use in the film Austin Powers, and a bazillion TV commercials! But the whole album's great too – and other tracks include "Serenata", "Lalo Bossa Nova", "Boogie Bossa Nova", and "Chega De Saudade". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Dexter WanselLife On Mars ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... Out Of Stock
A fantastic bit of space age funk – and maybe one of the greatest moments ever from Philly Soul maestro Dexter Wansel! The album goes way beyond any of Wansel's other work – and blends his warm soulful styles with some of the more keyboard-oriented funk that was coming out of the Herbie Hancock camp during the mid 70s – a vibe that's every bit as electric and spacey as you'd guess from the cover! Some cuts have a bit more of a soul focus, but others have loads of jazzy keyboards from Dexter – driven on by some great drums at points too. Titles include Wansel's legendary version of "Theme From the Planets" with the much sampled breakbeat at the beginning – plus the funky "Life On Mars", and the tracks "One Million Miles From The Ground", "You Can Be What You Wanna Be", "Prophet Named KG", "Rings Of Saturn", and "Stargazer". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Life On Mars ... LP 24.99
 
 
 



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