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Adams Griffin ProjectChoices ... CD
Sound Of New Orleans, 1994. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Tatsu AokiMiyumi Project ... CD
Southport, 2000. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Miles DavisMiles Davis Radio Project (6 CD set) ... CD
WFMT Fine Arts Network, 1991. Used 6 CDs ... $29.99
Six CD set about the life & music of Miles Davis. Includes interviews with Miles & features performances too. CD
(CDr pressing without artwork. Pleased note that the set is missing 2 of the 8 CDs .)

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New Bob Franceschini & Mark ShermanProject Them ... CD
Miles High, 2013. Used ... $4.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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New Chico Freeman ProjectOut Of Many Comes The One ... CD
Arabesque Jazz, 2006. Used ... $8.99
One of the most soulful sessions we've ever heard from reedman Chico Freeman – a session that's still mostly jazz, but which also brings in a host of other styles as well! The "project" in the title is well placed – as Chico's getting help from a lot of other guests on the record – keyboardist Misha Tsiganov, guitarist Bill White, vibist Alexi Tsiganov, percussionist Nikos Kiourktsis, and bassist Orlando Marin – plus singers Jennifer Hamady and Athina Kostavara, who add a surprising vocal element to the set. Not all tracks have vocals, but their presence seems to bring in a smoother side overall – and Chico even sings a bit himself on one number. Titles include "Lift Me Up", "Tzivaeri", "Cartagena", "Part Of Me", "Miss You Like Smoking", "India Blue", and "Didn't Even Know You". CD
(Out of print.)

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General Music ProjectGeneral Music Project Vol 2 ... CD
Evidence, 1994. Used ... $1.99
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HE3 ProjectChapter One ... CD
Family Groove, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Amazing sounds from the SF scene of the 70s – previously unreleased work that really opens up a whole new chapter of jazz on the west coast! The HE3 Project is the brainchild of keyboardist Herman Ebertizsch – who plays lots of Fender Rhodes and moog on this sweet little record – really driving some amazing lines for a wickedly soulful group that also features Coke Escovedo on timbales and Linda Tillery and Johnny Lovett on vocals! Supposedly, these sessions were the genesis of the groove that Escovedo later laid down on Mercury Records – but the sound here is a lot more open-ended and funky – a beautiful combination of jazz and soul elements, put together in ways that are quite different than any other Bay Area acts of the time. Titles include "Rapture Of The Deep", "Funk Punk", "Appreciation", "Life Is A Tortured Love Affair", "Make It Sweet", "We All Have Our Own Lives", "In A Soft & Subtle Way", and "Easy Come Easy Go". CD
Also available Chapter One ... LP 22.99

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HE3 ProjectChapter One ... LP
Family Groove, Mid 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99
Amazing sounds from the SF scene of the 70s – previously unreleased work that really opens up a whole new chapter of jazz on the west coast! The HE3 Project is the brainchild of keyboardist Herman Ebertizsch – who plays lots of Fender Rhodes and moog on this sweet little record – really driving some amazing lines for a wickedly soulful group that also features Coke Escovedo on timbales and Linda Tillery and Johnny Lovett on vocals! Supposedly, these sessions were the genesis of the groove that Escovedo later laid down on Mercury Records – but the sound here is a lot more open-ended and funky – a beautiful combination of jazz and soul elements, put together in ways that are quite different than any other Bay Area acts of the time. Titles include "Rapture Of The Deep", "Funk Punk", "Appreciation", "Life Is A Tortured Love Affair", "Make It Sweet", "We All Have Our Own Lives", "In A Soft & Subtle Way", and "Easy Come Easy Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited heavy vinyl pressing – beautiful cover stock, too!)
Also available Chapter One ... CD 13.99

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HE3 ProjectChapter Three ... CD
Family Groove, Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
The coolest chapter so far in the long-lost story of the He3 Project – wonderfully spiritual jazz sounds from the San Francisco scene of the early 70s – recorded with a wicked blend of instrumentation and vocals, and a really cosmic sound overall! The music isn't just the usual spiritual jazz of the time – nor the familiar funky sound from the other side of the Bay – and instead, it's kind of a tripped-out hybrid that's really unique – and often served up with a rough edge that makes the instrumentation even more compelling! Players include Hadley Caliman on tenor and flute, Joe West and Terry Mederios on guitars, and Herman Eberitzsch (the HE in the group's name) on Fender Rhodes, Echoplex, piano, and screwdriver. Vocals are from two members of The Waters – Maxine and Julia – although the overall vibe is more instrumental in the end. Titles include "Civilization", "The Massage", "Dark Angels", "Artesian Wells", "Shake A Leg Woman", "To Be True", and "This Is The Struggle". CD

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Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill DavisJohnny Hodges/Wild Bill Davis Project Vol 4 – Blue Hodge/Blue Rabbit ... CD
Verve/Lonehill (Spain), 1961/1963. Used ... $11.99
Blue Hodge – one of the first Verve albums to push Johnny Hodges away from Ellington and into the soul jazz mode that served him well as a leader in the 60s – recorded here with Wild Bill Davis on organ, Sam Jones on bass, Louis Hayes on drums, and the great Les Spann on both guitar and flute! Spann's guitar brings a nicely lean bluesy quality to the record when used – and on the numbers that feature flute, he slides in nicely with a hip sort of 60s style – very much in the manner of Frank Wess, or maybe like Jerome Richardson when working with Eddie Lockjaw Davis. Tracks are shortish, but usually nicely laidback – and as usual Hodges' tone is the real element that seals the deal here! Titles include "Hodge Podge", "Blue Hodge", "And Then Some", "I Wonder Why", "Why Are You Blue", "Stand By Blues", and "Knuckles". On Blue Rabbit – Johnny Hodges works with some nice small group backing here – only just a bit of organ from Wild Bill Davis – plus Mundell Lowe on guitar, Richard Davis on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums. Titles include "Mud Pie", "Blues O Mighty", "Fiddler's Fancy", and "Wisteria". CD

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Holly HofmannLow Life – The Afro Flute Project ... CD
Capri, 2014. Used ... $8.99
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(Penmark through barcode.)

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Miyumi ProjectLive In Poland ... CD
Southport, 2007. Used ... $7.99
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Miyumi Project Big BandRe Rooted ... CD
Asian Improv/Southport, 2006. Used ... $9.99
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Miyumi Project Big BandRooted – Origins Of Now ... CD
Jazz Institute Chicago, 2001. Used ... $5.99
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Tumi MogorosiProject Elo ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
Not a tribute to the Electric Light Orchestra, but a wonderfully spiritual set of jazz – one that takes key inspiration from the elohim entities of spiritual scriptures – as well as some of the best jazz mass projects from artists like Max Roach, Donald Byrd, or Mary Lou Williams! The group here features a quartet of South African singers – working with the core jazz combo in this really great way – never too overwhelming at all, but floating into the mix with this heavenly sort of presence, as you'd hear on Byrd's famous "with voices" sessions for Blue Note! The group's led by drummer Tumi Mogorosi – and features tenor, alto, trombone, and guitar – all used sparingly, but with these strong solo voices amidst the human ones. Titles include "Inner Emergence", "In The Beginning", "Thokozile Queen Mother", and "Slaves Emancipation". CD
Also available Project Elo ... LP 24.99

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Tumi MogorosiProject Elo ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $24.99
Not a tribute to the Electric Light Orchestra, but a wonderfully spiritual set of jazz – one that takes key inspiration from the elohim entities of spiritual scriptures – as well as some of the best jazz mass projects from artists like Max Roach, Donald Byrd, or Mary Lou Williams! The group here features a quartet of South African singers – working with the core jazz combo in this really great way – never too overwhelming at all, but floating into the mix with this heavenly sort of presence, as you'd hear on Byrd's famous "with voices" sessions for Blue Note! The group's led by drummer Tumi Mogorosi – and features tenor, alto, trombone, and guitar – all used sparingly, but with these strong solo voices amidst the human ones. Titles include "Inner Emergence", "In The Beginning", "Thokozile Queen Mother", and "Slaves Emancipation". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Project Elo ... CD 14.99

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Jimmy OwensMonk Project ... CD
IPO Recordings, 2011. Used ... $9.99
Trumpeter Jimmy Owens always has something wonderful going on – a hell of a great player, and one who's grabbed our ears right from the start of his career with a string of memorable recordings! Yet somehow, in these later years, he seems even more inventive than ever – willing to try new things and start new projects, at a time when so many other older players might just be content to settle into more easygoing modes. After some recent work on the music of Thad Jones and Tom McIntosh, Owens turns his talents to this hip Monk Project – a recasting of Thelonious Monk compositions in new arrangements by Jimmy – put together in ways that really sparkle with soul, and take the tunes in some great new directions – still respecting their roots, but bringing in a warmth that we really love – all a great reminder that Monk intended these tunes not as strict compositions, but as a framework for new exploration. Of course, the group players are a big part of the sound here – and include Wycliffe Gordon on trombone, Marcus Strickland on tenor, Howard Johnson on baritone, Kenny Barron on piano, Kenny Davis on bass, and Winard Harper on drums – on titles that include "Blue Monk", "Stuffy Turkey", "Let's Cool One", "Reflections", "Brilliant Corners", and "Espistrophy". CD

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New Toots ThielemansBrasil Project Vol 2 ... CD
Private, 1993. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Stanley Clarke & George DukeClarke Duke Project 2 ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A second set from the Clarke Duke Project – and arguably even more soulful than the first! The tunes here are still rooted in jazz, but strongly move into crossover soul territory too – with vocals from both Stanley Clarke and George Duke – and grooves that really make the best of their respective talents on bass and keyboards! The overall style's perhaps a bit more like Clarke's Columbia work than Duke's – bottom-up funky at many points, but never in clunky or overdone ways – balanced with the nice sort of polish you'd expect from either leader. Titles include "Heroes", "Try Me Baby", "Every Reason To Smile", "Atlanta", "The Good Times", "You're Gonna Lose It", and "Put It On The Line". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Rufus ReidQuiet Pride – The Elizabeth Catlett Project ... CD
Motema, 2013. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A vivid large ensemble work from bassist Rufus Reid – penned in dedication to artist/activist Elizabeth Catlett, and featuring a bolder range of sounds than you're likely to hear from some of Reid's more intimate recordings! The core quartet features Rufus on bass, Steve Allee on piano, Vic Juris on guitar, and Herlin Riley on drums – mixed with much larger orchestrations that features Tim Hagens and Tanya Darby on trumpets, Steve Wilson on alto and soprano sax, Scott Robinson on tenor and clarinet, and Vincent Chancey on French Horn. Charenee Wade adds in some very cool wordless vocals at times – and most of the tracks are quite long, with lots of room for individual solos. Titles include "Singing Head", "Tapestry In The Sky", "Mother & Child", "Recognition", and "Glory". CD
(Barcode has some marker.)

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New John Stein & The Mongotan ProjectEmotion ... CD
Whaling City Sound, 2014. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Mark IshamMiles Remembered – The Silent Way Project ... CD
Columbia, 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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New Ralph Peterson Fo'TetReclamation Project ... CD
Evidence, 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
A fairly adventurous record for drummer Ralph Peterson – a quartet session with vibes, soprano sax, and bass – all playing together in angular modes that mix jagged rhythms with more soulful solos. Titles include "Insanity", "Bottom", "Further Fo", "Song Of Serenity", "Keep It Simple", and "Just For Today". CD

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New Stanley Clarke & George DukeClarke/Duke Project ... CD
Columbia, 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A mighty collaboration between Stanley Clarke & George Duke – working here in a pairing that refueled both of their careers for the 80s! In previous years, both Clarke and Duke had a penchant for really stretching out in complex, experimental modes – but here, they're playing in a relatively stripped-down and focused way – hitting some of the more soul-inspired sides of fusion at the time, although still without the slick or commercial feel of the rising GRP generation. Guitars figure heavily on a number of tracks, and vocals do too – sometimes in ways that are slightly too sweet and almost cloying. Tracks include "Wild Dog", "Louie Louie", "Sweet Baby", "I Just Want To Love You", "Winners", "Let's Get Started", and "Touch & Go". CD
 
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Manny AlbamJazz Greats Of Our Time Vol 1 ... LP
Coral, 1957. Very Good ... $4.99
A great large group project from arranger Manny Albam – one that teams him up with "jazz greats" of the east coast scene, in a really hard-swinging set of tracks that showcase some wonderful solo work! Manny's working here with a set of players who are well-chosen for their ability to work strongly in an ensemble, yet also break out with strong solo work when the moment comes – and the lineup includes Gerry Mulligan, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, and Art Farmer – with rhythm by the trio of Hank Jones, Milt Hinton, and Osie Johnson. The tracks are long, with more room for soloing than usual on this sort of album – and nearly all of them are originals by Manny. Titles include "Minor Matters", "Blues From Neither Coast", and "Latined Fracture". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, partially split top and bottom seams, and some light stains.)

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Fabrizio BossoPurple ... CD
Verve (Italy), 2013. New Copy ... $11.99
A really unusual project for this great Italian trumpeter – a set that has Fabrizio Bosso working with his Spiritual Trio – a group that features lots of Hammond organ, and plenty of tight drums! The "spiritual" in their name is a reference to an American gospel and soul tradition – one that's given plenty of play here, as most numbers are old spiritual standards from the church, reworked by Bosso into jazz instrumentals! Given the heavy use of organ, the approach is a bit like some of the Lou Bennett albums on the European scene of the 60s – with maybe a nod to the Donald Byrd albums of a spiritual nature for Blue Note. But there's also some very personal elements here too – either unusual instrumental inflections or production techniques, or some other aspects that show a greatly evolved understanding of this mode in jazz. Titles include "This Little Light Of Mine", "Purple", "A Little 3/4 For God & Co", "Dreams Come True", "Wishy Washy", "Total Praise", "A Change Is Gonna Come", and "Wade In The Water". CD

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Dave DouglasDD/50 – 50th Birthday Recordings (Be Still/Time Travel/Pathways/DVD/bonus download) ... CD
Greenleaf, 2013. New Copy 3 CD & DVD ... $32.99 49.98
Dave Douglas is fifty – and he's celebrating with this very cool limited package of music and image! The set features three different albums, plus a bonus DVD – all in a sweet box, too! First up is Be Still – quite a compelling project from trumpeter Dave Douglas – a record that has him working strongly with singer/guitarist Aoife O'Donovan, whose presence really helps transform the sound of the set! Aoife's got a folksy touch on her vocals, and colors things in with some great earthy tones that are a surprisingly good fit for Douglas' lines on trumpet – sometimes jazzy, sometimes sparkling with a rich sense of American history – yet delivered in a subtle, linear way. Next is Time Travel – a really in the pocket session that's filled with rhythmic intensity, and some of the boldest music we've heard from Dave in years! There's plenty of edges to the set – especially the trumpet of Douglas and tenor of Jon Irabgon – but there's also a groove to many numbers too – a kind of forward-rolling energy that really takes the whole thing to great points throughout the set, and which makes a great progression from the somber tone of Dave's last album – almost a musical rebirth of sorts! The third album in the set is Pathways – beautiful tones and colors from a sextet that also features Greg Tardy on tenor and clarinet, Joshua Roseman on trombone, Uri Caine on piano, Linda Oh on bass, and Clarence Penn on drums – all players who are nicely sensitive to Douglas' ideas here, and bring together a fresh wave of ideas from previous records. DVD features both Quintet performances (with Jon Irabgon and Matt Mitchell) and Sextet material (with Greg Tardy, Joshua Roseman, and Uri Caine) – recorded in studio performances and music videos too! CD
(Also features a bonus download too!)

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Fuse OneFuse One ... CD
CTI (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
Tight funky fusion from a masterful collective – a great supergroup from the late electric years of the CTI label! The combo features Joe Farrell on tenor, Ronnie Foster and Don Grusin on keyboards, John McLaughlin and Larry Coryell on guitars, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Lenny White, Tony Williams, and Ndugu Chancler on drums – all top-shelf players, but artists who also really respect the vision of the whole project – and allow the grooves to develop without too much competition or overblown modes! The keyboards and guitar are a great match with Farrell's always-great lines on tenor – and titles include "Grand Prix", "Sunshine Lady", "To Whom All Things Concern", "Double Steal", "Waterside", and "Taxi Blues". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Robert GlasperBlack Radio Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note, 2013. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Mindblowing work from Robert Glasper – a set that makes us fall in love with his music even more than before – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given that we've loved him for years! Glasper's working here in his collaborative Black Radio format – but at a level that's even more perfected than the initial album of this project – a really groundbreaking blend of live jazz instrumentation and underground soul inspiration – served up by Robert's core quartet, with help from a whole host of wonderful guest singers! Glasper alone is worth the price of admission – Fender Rhodes and piano lines that are completely sublime, in that flowing groove that's only gotten better with age – and the combo also features wicked bass from Derrick Hodge, sax and flute from Casey Benjamin, and some damn funky drums from Mark Colenburg – who proves that you don't need any drum loops or samples to make music this great. The singers are the icing on the cake – a lineup that includes Faith Evans, Dwele, Jill Scott, Common, Lupe Fiasco, Lalah Hathaway, Norah Jones, and others – on titles that include "Calls", "Worries", "I Stand Alone", "What Are We Doing", "Trust", "Yet To Find", "You Own Me", "Somebody Else", "Persevere", and "Let It Ride". CD
Also available
Black Radio Vol 2 (deluxe edition) ... CD 13.99
Black Radio Vol 2 ... LP 22.99

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Robert GlasperBlack Radio Vol 2 ... LP
Blue Note, 2013. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... $22.99 24.98
Mindblowing work from Robert Glasper – a set that makes us fall in love with his music even more than before – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given that we've loved him for years! Glasper's working here in his collaborative Black Radio format – but at a level that's even more perfected than the initial album of this project – a really groundbreaking blend of live jazz instrumentation and underground soul inspiration – served up by Robert's core quartet, with help from a whole host of wonderful guest singers! Glasper alone is worth the price of admission – Fender Rhodes and piano lines that are completely sublime, in that flowing groove that's only gotten better with age – and the combo also features wicked bass from Derrick Hodge, sax and flute from Casey Benjamin, and some damn funky drums from Mark Colenburg – who proves that you don't need any drum loops or samples to make music this great. The singers are the icing on the cake – a lineup that includes Faith Evans, Dwele, Jill Scott, Common, Lupe Fiasco, Lalah Hathaway, Norah Jones, and others – on titles that include "Calls", "Worries", "I Stand Alone", "What Are We Doing", "Trust", "Yet To Find", "You Own Me", "Somebody Else", "Persevere", and "Let It Ride". LP, Vinyl record album
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Black Radio Vol 2 ... CD 13.99
Black Radio Vol 2 (deluxe edition) ... CD 13.99

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Robert GlasperBlack Radio Vol 2 (deluxe edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 2013. New Copy ... $13.99 18.98
Mindblowing work from Robert Glasper – a set that makes us fall in love with his music even more than before – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given that we've loved him for years! Glasper's working here in his collaborative Black Radio format – but at a level that's even more perfected than the initial album of this project – a really groundbreaking blend of live jazz instrumentation and underground soul inspiration – served up by Robert's core quartet, with help from a whole host of wonderful guest singers! Glasper alone is worth the price of admission – Fender Rhodes and piano lines that are completely sublime, in that flowing groove that's only gotten better with age – and the combo also features wicked bass from Derrick Hodge, sax and flute from Casey Benjamin, and some damn funky drums from Mark Colenburg – who proves that you don't need any drum loops or samples to make music this great. The singers are the icing on the cake – a lineup that includes Faith Evans, Dwele, Jill Scott, Common, Lupe Fiasco, Lalah Hathaway, Norah Jones, and others – on titles that include "Calls", "Worries", "I Stand Alone", "What Are We Doing", "Trust", "Yet To Find", "You Own Me", "Somebody Else", "Persevere", and "Let It Ride". Deluxe edition features some great bonus material – including "I Don't Even Care" with Macy Gray and Jean Grae, "You're My Everything" with Bilal and Jazmine Sullivan, "Big Girl Body" with Eric Roberson, and "Lovely Day" with a bit of vocals from Bill Withers. CD
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Black Radio Vol 2 ... CD 13.99
Black Radio Vol 2 ... LP 22.99

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Burton Greene, Alan Silva & Sunny MurrayFirmanence ... LP
Fore (Italy), 1980. Near Mint- ... $24.99
This record was issued by Fore as a project for the Raretone Library Series but recorded in Holland. Greene plays piano, prepared piano, Alan Silva plays bass, vibraphone, and Sunny Murray play drums – all three play percussion and Greene and Silva do vocal work as well. The tracks are mainly Greene compositions and they include "Firmanence", "Sunny Monk", and "Mints Are Fo(u)r Moon People". There is also a Silva composition called "Any Resemblence Between A Double Aquarian Mother And Planet Earth Is Purely Coincidental". The first track "Introduction – Encounter" credits all three. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has light wear on one edge.)

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Louis Hjulmand, Bent Axen, Alex RielJazz Og Poesi (10 inch vinyl – 200 gram pressing) ... LP
Louisiana Gyldendal/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
A really unusual project – and one of the most compelling meetings of jazz and spoken word we've ever seen! The set features instrumental tracks penned by Danish vibes player Louis Hjulmand – each based around a different poem which is presented before the music – which is played by Louis on vibes, Bent Axen on piano, Benny Nielsen on bass, and Alex Riel on drums! Poems are written and delivered by Jorgen Leth, Jorgen Sonne, Klaus Rifbjerg, Robert Corydon, and Jorge Gustava Brandt – all in Danish, with a quality that's oddly dark in the recording technique – and seems to set a special stage for the instrumetal moments to follow. The original 10" recording is quite a rare gem – and titles include "Til Komeda", "Turistplakat", "Opbrud", "New Salesburg", "Tre Koncepter", and "Aldring". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies – in a special sleeve, with very faithful cover reproduction too!)

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Jan JohanssonJazz Pa Svenska – Swedish Folk Songs (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Megafon/Heptagon (Sweden), Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
A real classic from Swedish pianist Jan Johansson – and a key effort to link the modernism of his nation's postwar years with their rich centuries of cultural traditions! The tunes here are mostly from folk sources, but they're recast by Johansson in a moody modern jazz mode – often handled very sparely, with just bass accompaniment from Georg Riedel – who seems wonderfully suited to the project at hand! The melodies are incredibly evocative – and Johansson's playing is really set free amidst these familiar frameworks – never too outside, but deeply exploratory, and with a surprising depth of feeling. Titles include "Visa Fran Utanmyra", "Emigrantvisa", "Gammal Brollopsmarsch", "Brudmarsch Efter Larshoga Jonke", "Leksands Skanklat", and "Visa Fran Jarna". CD features 4 bonus alternate takes – plus, the CD also features bonus CD-rom material – including all the session recordings that were originally done! CD

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Wynton MarsalisLevee Low Moan – Soul Gestures In Southern Blue Vol 3 ... CD
Columbia, 1991. Used ... $0.99
The last chapter in Wynton Marsalis' Soul Gestures trilogy of the early 90s – and like the others, it's a set with its own sort of sound and feeling – another illustration of the many talents of Marsalis at the time! Despite the "levee" reference in the title, the work's hardly the down-home effort you might expect – and instead, the tracks are long, freewheeling numbers played with a bit more soul than some of Wynton's earlier work, yet still a relatively modern sensibility overall. Nobody lets their hair down too much here, but the album's also nicely free of the sort of cliches you might expect from the project – none of the fake Crescent City modes that might hurt the date. Players include Marcus Roberts on piano, Wes Anderson on alto, Todd Williams on tenor and soprano, Reginald Veal on bas, and Herlin Riley on drums. Titles include "Jig's Jig", "Levee Low Moan", "In The House Of Williams", and "Superb Starling". CD
(Out of print original pressing.)

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Roscoe MitchellRoscoe Mitchell Quartet – Live At A Space 1975 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sackville, 1975. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
One of Roscoe Mitchell's greatest albums from the 70s – a record that easily matches, if not beats, his classic recordings for Delmark and Nessa! Like those sets, there's a perfect sense of clarity here – the best essence of the AACM scene, taken to its most adventurous level by Roscoe – who's working way beyond music here, and is into a rich array of tones, textures, and sonic shapes – really amazing elements to come from a familiar alto, soprano, or tenor saxophone! He's got some great creative help on the project too – Muhal Richard Abrams on piano, George Lewis on trombone, and Spencer Barefield on guitar – the last of whom is darker here than on most of his later recordings. Obviously, the sensitivity that Lewis and Abrams bring to the record is a perfect match for Mitchell's direction – and the long tracks draw much from the spontaneous interplay between the three players. Titles include "Tnoona", "Music For Trombone & B Flat Soprano", "Cards", and "Olobo". Plus, this amazing new version features 4 great unissued tracks – including a beautiful version of "Naima", plus "Prelude To Naima", "Dastura", and "Nonaah". CD

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David Murray & Gwo-Ka Masters Feat Pharoah SandersGwotet ... CD
Justin Time, 2004. Used ... $8.99
A rich tapestry of Afro-Caribbean rhythms – and one of the most compelling albums we've heard in years from David Murray! The set features an expanded group of percussionists, vocalists, and other instrumentalists – fronted by lead solo stars David Murray and Pharoah Sanders – all jamming freely in styles that bring together bits of African, Haitian, and Cuban rhythms – forging them into a bold new sound for the project! Tracks are all quite longish, and given the previous skills that both Murray and Sanders have exhibited in such settings, they're more than up for the challenge of working with such a heady group of players! Titles include "Go To Jazz", "Gwotet", "Djolla Feeling", "La Jwa", "O Leonso", and "Ovwa". CD

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David Murray Cuban EnsembleDavid Murray Cuban Ensemble Plays Nat King Cole En Espagnole ... CD
Motema, 2011. Used ... $7.99
One of David Murray's most ambitious projects ever – and that's saying a lot, given the depth of the 150-plus albums in his recording career! As you'd guess from the title, the set's a tribute to the En Espanol albums by Nat King Cole from the early 60s – and like those gems, Murray's project is a trans-cultural outing that brings together his jazz roots with Cuban musicians, additional strings, and an occasional vocalist – all recorded in studios from Argentina, to Portugal, to France! There's still a nicely unified feel to the whole record, though – and there should be, given how long Murray has kept this musical vision in his heart – and honestly, the whole thing is one of the most impressive things he's recorded in years – not only a great reminder that he's got deep respect for many jazz traditions, but also that he can inflect his horn with rich flavors with effortless ease. Titles include "Quizas Quizas Quizas", "Black Nat", "Piel Canela", "Cachito", "Aqui Se Habla En Amor", and "El Bodeguero". US version features the bonus cut "El Chocolo"! CD
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101 North101 North ... LP
Valley Vue, 1988. Sealed ... $4.99
One of THE smooth jazz albums of the 80s – a great little set put together by George Duke, who wrote most of the tracks on the set, produced the album, and even selected the group specially for the project! So in essence, at some level, the album steps off of Duke's own work of the time – but it's also got a cleaner, fresher, almost indie approach to the music – and the record circulated heavily in scenes that were a bit to the left of the mainstream. Guest players include Duke, Leon Ndugu Chancler, and other LA fusion luminaries – and titles include "Africa", "Night Voices", "So Easy", "Lady Of The Night", "Pillow Talk", and "Sashimi". LP, Vinyl record album

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William Parker Double QuartetAlphaville Suite – Music Inspired By The Jean Luc Godard Film ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2007. New Copy ... $15.99
A really unusual project from bassist William Parker – a great tribute to the legendary Godard film Alphaville, done with music that's a surprisingly great fit! There's almost a jazz soundtrack feel to the record at points – a bit straighter than usual for Parker, but still with plenty of edge – although other tracks sometimes get a bit more outside and improvisational, making for a really nice balance in the record. The core group features Parker on bass, Rob Brown on alto, Lewis Barnes on trumpet, and Hamid Drake on drums – which is then augmented by two cellos, violin, and viola – shading in the sound nicely. Parker really does a great job of capturing the quick shifts, bold moments, and striking qualities that make Godard's film so great – and titles include "Alphaville Main Theme", "Interrogation", "Alph 60", "Doctor Badguy", "Oceanville Evening", and "Civilization Of Light" – plus two versions of the great track "Natasha's Theme", a spiritual soulful number with vocals by Leena Conquest! CD

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Sun RaCosmos ... LP
Inner City, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the best-remembered Sun Ra albums from the 70s – a really cool little session that features Ra playing the unusual "rocksichord" all the way through! The instrument's a very weird one – kind of like a messed-up electric piano, with lots of cool broken notes and a weird fuzzed-out tone – one that almost feels like a guitar's being fitted into a keyboard, with almost psychedelic results! Ra's use of the rocksichord gives the album a really eerie, outer spacey sound – one that mixes strongly with more familiar jazz lines from John Gilmore on tenor, Marshall Allen on alto and flute, Danny Thompson on baritone, and Ahmed Abdullah on trumpet. Titles include "The Mystery Of Two", "Interstellar Low Ways", "Cosmos", "Moonship Journey", "Neo-Project #2", and "Jazz From An Unknown Planet". LP, Vinyl record album

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Adam Rudolph & Go Organic OrchestraSonic Mandala ... CD
Meta, 2012. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
One of the hippest records we've ever heard from percussionist Adam Rudolph, and one of the most spiritual too – an extended set that draws on some really rich global elements, yet brings them all together with the focus of a more ambitious jazz composition! Rudolph uses the Sonica Mandala to contemplate the wholeness of nature – and that spirit definitely comes through in the way the record layers rootsy percussion, searching reed passages, and subtle strings – all in a blend that might well be up there with some of the recent work from the Build An Ark side of the spectrum! There's a huge amount of players working on the project – and the set features contributions from Graham Haynes on cornet and flugelhorn, JD Barran on clarinet and flute, and Ned Rothenbern on bass clarinet and shakuhachi – amidst a large lineup that also includes lots of bamboo flutes, global percussion elements, Fender Rhodes, conch shells, zither, violin, and viola. The piece is divided up into twelve different movements – each with a different textural feel! CD
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Adam Rudolph & Go Organic OrchestraSonic Mandala ... LP
Meta, 2012. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... $18.99 26.99
One of the hippest records we've ever heard from percussionist Adam Rudolph, and one of the most spiritual too – an extended set that draws on some really rich global elements, yet brings them all together with the focus of a more ambitious jazz composition! Rudolph uses the Sonica Mandala to contemplate the wholeness of nature – and that spirit definitely comes through in the way the record layers rootsy percussion, searching reed passages, and subtle strings – all in a blend that might well be up there with some of the recent work from the Build An Ark side of the spectrum! There's a huge amount of players working on the project – and the set features contributions from Graham Haynes on cornet and flugelhorn, JD Barran on clarinet and flute, and Ned Rothenbern on bass clarinet and shakuhachi – amidst a large lineup that also includes lots of bamboo flutes, global percussion elements, Fender Rhodes, conch shells, zither, violin, and viola. The piece is divided up into twelve different movements – each with a different textural feel! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies!)
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New Don SebeskyGiant Box ... CD
CTI/CBS, 1973. Used ... $11.99
One of the most ambitious albums on CTI – a very large project in which Don Sebesky seems to work with just about everyone else who recorded for the label! The Giant Box title is apt – as the record originally came packaged in a cardboard box – room enough to hold the 2 records that comprised it, all the long tunes on the set, and the huge array of cast who helped out on the project. Players include Sebesky on organ, piano, and electric piano – plus Baws, Joe Farrell, Paul Desmond, and many others. There's some sweet vocal backgrounds on the set – by Jackie & Roy, Lani Groves, and Tasha Thomas – and titles include "Vocalise", "Semi Tough", "Firebird/Birds Of Fire", "Free As A Bird", and "Song To A Seagul". Great stuff – with bits of funk, jazz, and ambitious arrangements – all filtered into the cool CTI sound! CD

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Thing with Neneh CherryCherry Thing – Remixed ... LP
Smalltown Supersound (Sweden), 2012. New Copy ... $11.99
A remixed version of the collaboration between Neneh Cherry and The Thing – but a set with a sound so different, it may as well be an additional record from project! The remixes here really take a lot of liberties with the original music – so that the resulting tracks aren't just jazzy numbers with a bit of flourish, and instead sparkle with this really new creative energy – core elements pulled from their roots and relayered in very different ways – with almost more of a focus on Cherry's wonderful vocals overall. Titles include "Accordion" remixed by Hortlax Cobra, "Dream Baby Dream" remixed by Four Tet, "What Reason Could I Give" remixed by Kim Hiorthoy, "Cashback" remixed by Lindstrom & Prins Thomas, "Sudden Moment" remixed by Merzbow and "Golden Heart" remixed by Nymph. 8 tracks on the vinyl version. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ken Vandermark/David GrubbsParallax Sounds – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Cineparallax, 2014. New Copy ... $18.99
A really unusual set of music from an equally unusual film project – special sounds recorded for the film Parallax Sounds, a look at the very unique music climate in Chicago during the past decade or two! The work here is composed by key figures in the film – both David Grubbs and Ken Vandermark – and served up in a genre-crossing style that's got a bit of jazz, a bit of rock, and lots of the creative interplay we know from living in this great city! In addition to Vandermark on reeds and Grubbs on vocals and guitar, the set also features additional guitar from Steve Albini, trumpet from Nate Wooley, vibes from Jason Adasiewicz, bass from Wayne Montana, and drums from John Herndon. Titles include "Crystal City", "Parallax Game", "Lady Loop", "Invisible Road", "Out With The Tide", and "Tomorrow Is The Past". CD

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Kenny Wheeler/Norma WinstoneMirrors (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 2013. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A beautiful contemporary project from these two British jazz legends – one that definitely lives up to all their genius from earlier years – while finding a whole new level of expression! The album was done in collaboration with the London Vocal Project – a large group who are used here in a manner that's similar to some of the Donald Byrd "with voices" albums on Blue Note, or some of the Max Roach choral projects of the 60s. Winstone comes forth as the key soloist on some tracks – singing lyrics with this amazing quality that hasn't dimmed at all, with all the darkness we've always loved in her approach – and on other numbers the full chorus rises with the rhythms, propelling things forward alongside Wheeler's lines on flugelhorn – and the work of Mark Lockheart on saxes and Nikki Iles on piano. A stone classic, and a real surprise – with tracks that include "Black March", "The Hat", "The Broken Heart", "Breughel", and "The Lover Mourns". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cory Wright OutfitApples + Oranges ... CD
Singlespeed, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99
The title's a great one for this project – especially if you understand the older reference of the saying – as the quintet manages to keep all the separate instruments at a level that's very distinct and individual, yet somehow creates a musical space of comparison as well! Cory Wright's bass clarinet and tenor, the alto and flute of Evan Francis, and trombone of Rob Ewing each maintain a very distinct quality in the performance – sometimes at a level that's even different from a rhythmic perspective – yet they really find a way to resonate together strongly, in some sort of jagged variant on counterpoint. Likewise, the bass of Lisa Mezzacappa and drums of Jordan Glenn often go off and do their own thing – yet the whole recording never has the feeling of free jazz, nor chaos. Titles include "Eyedrop", "The Sea & Space", "St Bruno's Preview", "Low Impact Critter", and "Freddie Awaits The Sleepers". CD

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New Eloise Greenfield with Byron MorrisHoney I Love (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Honey Productions/Shout (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Quite a groovy little record from writer Eloise Greenfield – done in a unique style that has the poet interacting with a set of children throughout – who sing and recite both lyrics and poetry, with this honest approach that almost recalls some of the hipper jazz/poetry projects on Folkway Records, or classic albums from Langston Hughes! The music is a big part of the album's success – as it's handled by the great Byron Morris, who shifts a bit from his own modal jazz and really creates some amazingly sensitive backdrops throughout. The vibe's a bit like a Bill Lee project from the same period – but with even more variety – and titles include the instrumental numbers "In My Father's Music House" and "Eyewitness News Bluze" – plus "I Look Pretty", "Honey I Love", "Moochie", "Rope Rhyme", and "Way Down In The Music". CD

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New Stanley Clarke & Chick CoreaGriffith Park Collection 2 – In Concert ... LP
Elektra, 1983. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive double-length live album from the Griffith Park project of Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke – one that expands wonderfully on the warmth and soul of their first studio album! Like that classic, this one features an all-acoustic lineup that has Corea on piano and Clarke on upright bass, both playing with a wonderful sense of imagination and creativity – in ways that are quite different than their better-known electric work of a few years before. Joe Henderson's tenor and Freddie Hubbard's trumpet are both great too – played with some sharp modern tones at a few points, but mostly in that flowing, soulful style that both players were hitting at the time. Lenny White's drums are light years away from his mid 70s fusion work – sharply focused, but always with a nod towards his mighty range of timings – and all players come together beautifully, with almost the same sort of blend of freedom and focus as the VSOP group. Tracks are all quite long, and titles include "Happy Times", "October Ballad", "Why Wait", "Guernica", and "I Mean You". LP, Vinyl record album
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New Exploding Star Orchestra (Rob Mazurek)We Are All From Somewhere Else ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2007. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing blend of astral jazz and atmospheric orchestral soundscapes – composed and directed by coronetist Rob Mazurek! Exploding Star Orchestra is an apt name, but it's more of a bright and glorious explosion than a calamitous one – a sweeping couple of soundtracky suites that's the culmination of a couple years of work by Mazurek and a major contribution from Nicole Mitchell on flute – plus Jeb Bishop on trombone, Corey Wilkes on flugelhorn, Jeff Parker on guitar, John McEntire on marimba and tubular bells, John Herndon on drums, Jim Baker on piano & ARP, Jazon Adasiewicz on vibes, Matthew Lux on bass, Mike Reed on drums, percussion & saw, and others. It's part informed improvisation, part boundary free composition, and pretty wonderful all the way through! We expected something special, but this one goes above and beyond. Following the Frequency project by about 6 months, this is the second near classic avant garde jazz album on Thrill Jockey in a relative short stretch! 2 multi-part titles: The 70s style soul jazz groover "Sting Ray And The Beginning Of Time" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 – Psycho-Tropic Electric Eel Drum and Part 4), "Cosmic Tomes For Sleep Walking Lovers" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 – Fifteen Wais Towards A Finite Universe, and Part 5) – and the mellow, piano led centerpiece "Black Sun". CD

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New PipelinePipeline ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2000. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The long-overdue issue of the only recording by this lost Chicago/Swedish project – a massive lineup of young avant players from the start of the millenium – similar in construction to the Peter Brotzman Tentet, but working here with a very different sound! The group came together over the space of months, on both sides of the Atlantic – and really took their time to develop the album's two long compositions by Ken Vandermark and Fredrik Ljungkvist – working in amazing shades and tones that really reflect the individual personalities and strengths of the 16-member lineup. Each track spins out towards the half-hour mark – which allows lots of space for sounds from Mats Gustafsson on tenor, Ken Vandermark on clarinet and tenor, Fredrik Ljungkvist on tenor, clarinet, and baritone (were these guys having a competition?) – plus Guillermo Gregorio on alto and clarinet, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Per Ake Holmlander on tuba, Joe Morris and David Stackenas on guitars, Sten Sandell on piano, Jim Baker on piano and Arp, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, Kent Kessler and Johan Berthling on basses, Michale Zerang and Raymond Strid on drums and percussion, and Kjell Nordeson on drums, percussion, and vibes. There's a heck of a lot going on here – and titles include "Codeine Picasso" and "In This Very Room" – each of which have a mix of composition and improvisation that's not unlike some of the projects directed by Lonberg-Holm around the same time. CD

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New Matana RobertsCoin Coin Chapter Two – Mississippi Moonchild ... CD
Constellation (Canada), 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Powerful sounds from reed player Matana Roberts – the second chapter in her ambitious Coin Coin project, and one that's even more moving than the first! Mantana's got strong ties to the avant scenes in Chicago and New York – but works here in this very unusual style that also embraces older spiritual modes and deeper African American tradition as well – with many songs that have their roots in older folk or spiritual numbers, but which get a very inventive reworking by Roberts and the group – even though there's still some vocals in the mix too! The vocals are sung mostly by Jeremiah Abiah – with contributions from Roberts and other group members – in ways that recall a richly expressive tapestry of styles – but which take on a very different flavor amidst the instrumentation. In addition to Matana's own work on alto, the group features Shoko Nagai on piano, Jason Palmer on trumpet, Thomson Kneeland on bass, and Thomas Fujiwara on drums. Titles include "Spares Of The World", "Secret Covens", "For This Is", "Confessor Haste", "Lesson", "Woman Red Racked", and "Invocation". CD

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New Matana RobertsCoin Coin Chapter Two – Mississippi Moonchild (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Constellation (Canada), 2013. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Powerful sounds from reed player Matana Roberts – the second chapter in her ambitious Coin Coin project, and one that's even more moving than the first! Mantana's got strong ties to the avant scenes in Chicago and New York – but works here in this very unusual style that also embraces older spiritual modes and deeper African American tradition as well – with many songs that have their roots in older folk or spiritual numbers, but which get a very inventive reworking by Roberts and the group – even though there's still some vocals in the mix too! The vocals are sung mostly by Jeremiah Abiah – with contributions from Roberts and other group members – in ways that recall a richly expressive tapestry of styles – but which take on a very different flavor amidst the instrumentation. In addition to Matana's own work on alto, the group features Shoko Nagai on piano, Jason Palmer on trumpet, Thomson Kneeland on bass, and Thomas Fujiwara on drums. Titles include "Spares Of The World", "Secret Covens", "For This Is", "Confessor Haste", "Lesson", "Woman Red Racked", and "Invocation". LP, Vinyl record album
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New Milt JacksonMilt Jackson In A New Setting ... LP
Limelight, Mid 60s. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Milt's definitely in a new setting here – playing with a good little soul jazz combo that includes Jimmy Heath on tenor, McCoy Tyner on piano, and Bob Cranshaw on bass. The overall sound is much tighter than Milt's earlier work – with a focus on groovy short cuts that have a nice vibes/piano/tenor sound. Titles include "Clay's Blues", "Slow Death", "Ineffable", "That's In", and "Project S". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original deep groove pressing in the extravagant Limelight cover. Cover has some wear, a split top seam, a small split on the bottom seam, and some light moisture staining.)

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New Martin Kratochvil & Jazz QTemne Slunce (with bonus tracks) ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful soundtrack project from keyboardist Martin Kratochvil and the Jazz Q combo – a cool blend of spacey electronics and mellow fusion grooves – all with a vibe that's a nice change from some of the more famous electronic soundtracks of the time! There's a tuneful quality to Kratochvil's compositions that we really love – short, but beautiful melodies that bubble and percolate – almost at a level that's like a more compressed take on the Sky Records German scene, but slightly more dynamic too! Martin put together the score, but Jazz Q work with him on the instrumentation – and the 25-track score also features contributions by a few guests artists as well. Titles include "Anci", "Kolokvium", "Exploze Alfa", "Temne Slunce", "Sileny Beh", "Centrum Veleni", and "Hon". CD also features 7 more bonus tracks – source music and alternates! CD

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New Herbie MannNew Mann At Newport ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
Herbie Mann returns to the stage at the Newport Jazz Festival – but opens up in ways that are even hipper than some of his other material from that scene! The tracks here are quite long – driven by some great rhythms from Carlos Patao Valdez, and featuring round, rolling basslines from the mighty Reggie Workman. And in addition to Herbie's own smoking work on flute, the set also features great young trumpet from Jimmy Owens – whose bold style here really gives the record a nice sort of depth. The set features four tracks from Newport, plus one more studio number with Attila Zoller on guitar – and titles include "Project S", "Scratch", "She's A Carioca", and "All Blues". CD

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New Minoru Muraoka & Tadao SawaiMandom – Syakuhachi & Koto Otoko No Sekai (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Think (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very groovy sounds from the 60s – a hip blend of jazz and traditional Japanese instrumentation – lightly grooving rhythms at the bottom, topped with some totally sweet koto and shakuhachi! The light reedwork is perfect for the bossa style of the tunes – and there's definitely a core influence from American and European groovy jazz of the time, but the end result is uniquely Japanese – given the use of the local instruments! Production is beautiful, too – pillowy sound that reminds us of the earliest years of CTI, when they were recording at A&M – and in a way, the album's just the sort of project they might have pursued back in those days. Titles include "Girl From Ipanema", "Mandom", "Manha De Carnaval", "Fool On The Hill", "Mediation", "Man & A Woman", and "Mr Monday". CD

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New Nyahbingi Drum ChoirVelvet Drum Meditations ... CD
Arawak, 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very hip percussive project from Douglas Ewart and the Nyahbingi Drum Choir – a group that mixes spiritual jazz with rootsy styles of rhythms – but all at a level that's very organic and spontaneous overall! The set was recorded live at the Velvet Lounge, but it's got a sound that's much more 70s loft than that venue normally sees – a tremendous combination of the percussion of Ewart with work by Clifton Robinson, Paul Cotton, Keith Eric, and others on percussion – plus Ed Wilkerson on tenor sax, and both Ann E Ward and Aquila Sadalla on voice. Tracks are all quite long, and very powerful – and although there's some reggae references in the titles, the overall vibe is much more Afrocentrist. Titles include "No Night In Zion", "Velvet Song For The Prarie Prophet", "They Got To Move", "Jamaican Anthem", and "Fire Spirits For Oswald Count Ossie Williams". CD

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New Ben Riley's Monk Legacy SeptetMemories Of T ... CD
Concord, 2006. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the hippest projects we've heard from drummer Ben Riley in awhile – a big band project devoted to the music of Thelonious Monk, and one that gets most of its angular changes from the saxophone section! There's a great post-Monk quality to this one that makes it way more than just a copycat of the old days – a re-interpolation of the music and inspirations of Monk for a slightly different jazz idiom, presented with 4 saxophones, 1 trumpet, guitar, bass, and drums – and no piano at all! Riley's on drums, and saxophones include Bruce Williams on alto and soprano, Wayne Escoffery and Jimmy Greene on tenor, and Jay Brandford on baritone – working alongside guitar from Freddie Bryant, bass from either Kiyashi Kitagawa or Peter Washington, and trumpet from Don Sickler, who sometimes blasts out in the lead. Titles include "Gallop's Gallop", "Green Chimneys", "Shuffle Boil", "Straight No Chaser", "Rhythm-A-Ning", and "Let's Call This". CD
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New Ton TrioOn And On ... CD
Singlespeed, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the greatest work we've heard so far from alto saxophonist Aram Shelton – a player who's really coming into his own these days, and whose penned some fantastic original tracks for his Ton Trio project! The group features Aram spinning out these bold, soulful lines with Scott Brown on bass and Alex Vittum on drums – picking up on the sax trio format first explored by Sonny Rollins in his bold late 50s years – but taken to new heights here by Shelton's deft work on his instrument! The tunes are wonderful – filled with dark shadows and expressive passages – already captivating even before the individual players break out with bolder energy – and the record's one that will definitely have us keeping an even greater ear out for Shelton than ever before. Titles include "On & On", "We Were Told", "Let's All Go", "Layover", "Findings", "Turncoats", and "This Reminds Me". CD

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New Gerwin Eisenhaur's BoomMusic For Videogames ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really great little record, and one that's far less gimmicky than you might expect! Yes, the tunes here are all from classic videogames – and yes, there's a bit of electricity in the instrumentation – but most of the sounds come from a core quartet with piano, bass, drums, and guitar – used in these really warm, soulful tones that are very different than anything that ever came from an Atari or Nintendo 64! Gerwin Eisenhauer realizes that these songs have become embedded in the social consciousness over the years – melodies that have gone far beyond their sources, recognizable to generations. The project extracts them from the realm of the computer chip, into a more personal, spontaneous jazz-based mode – with some especially strong work from Walter Lang on piano, which really opens up the tunes. Titles include "Theme From Super Mario", "Zelda's Lullaby", "Ballad Of The Windfish", "Goldenrod City", "Theme From Pac Man", "Korobeinki", "Doom 64", and "Super Mario 2 Overworld Theme". CD

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New Jan JohanssonJazz Pa Svenska – Swedish Folk Songs (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Megafon/Heptagon (Sweden), Early 60s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A real classic from Swedish pianist Jan Johansson – and a key effort to link the modernism of his nation's postwar years with their rich centuries of cultural traditions! The tunes here are mostly from folk sources, but they're recast by Johansson in a moody modern jazz mode – often handled very sparely, with just bass accompaniment from Georg Riedel – who seems wonderfully suited to the project at hand! The melodies are incredibly evocative – and Johansson's playing is really set free amidst these familiar frameworks – never too outside, but deeply exploratory, and with a surprising depth of feeling. Titles include "Visa Fran Utanmyra", "Emigrantvisa", "Gammal Brollopsmarsch", "Brudmarsch Efter Larshoga Jonke", "Leksands Skanklat", and "Visa Fran Jarna". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jazz Pa Svenska – Swedish Folk Songs (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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New Sun RaCosmos ... CD
Inner City, 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the best-remembered Sun Ra albums from the 70s – a really cool little session that features Ra playing the unusual "rocksichord" all the way through! The instrument's a very weird one – kind of like a messed-up electric piano, with lots of cool broken notes and a weird fuzzed-out tone – one that almost feels like a guitar's being fitted into a keyboard, with almost psychedelic results! Ra's use of the rocksichord gives the album a really eerie, outer spacey sound – one that mixes strongly with more familiar jazz lines from John Gilmore on tenor, Marshall Allen on alto and flute, Danny Thompson on baritone, and Ahmed Abdullah on trumpet. Titles include "The Mystery Of Two", "Interstellar Low Ways", "Cosmos", "Moonship Journey", "Neo-Project #2", and "Jazz From An Unknown Planet". CD
Also available Cosmos ... LP 9.99

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New Sun Ra (listed as Dan & Dale)Batman & Robin (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Klimt (Italy), 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Holy Saturn! This is an incredibly rare album that has Ra & The Arkestra shilling for bucks by playing jazzy versions of cartoony themes – wrapped up in a "Batman & Robin" package designed to cash in on the popularity of the mid 60s TV show! Ra plays Hammond B-3 on a number of cuts, and other players include Jimmy Owens, Tom McIntosh, and members of the Blues Project. The session was put together by Ed Bland – director of the Cry Of Jazz, who later went onto arrange and produce a lot of weird funky records in New York. Wild – and with a great cover! Titles include "Batman Theme", "Joker Is Wild", "Robin's Theme", "Flight Of The Batman", "Penguin Chase", and "Batman & Robin Over The Roofs". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Barney WilenMoshi Too – Unreleased Tapes Recorded In Africa 1969 to 1970 ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Amazing music from the legendary Barney Wilen – previously unreleased African recordings, done around the same time as his classic Moshi album! Although Wilen was best known as a hardbop giant in both his later and early years, the late 60s also marked a period of really rich experimentation – when Barney, like some of his other contemporaries, was really trying to break out of any traditional formats for jazz – and really take chances with new musical hybrids! In this case, Wilen's blowing with a whole host of different musicians from various African scenes – especially Zanzibar – mixing his own incredible tenor and other reeds with regional percussion, unusual instrumentation, vocals, and even some trippier electric touches too – all served up in a blend of music and sounds that's as much an ethnographic project as it is a conventional jazz album. This special set features 80 minutes of previously-unreleased tracks that never made it onto the first Moshi album – which was issued by Saravah Records in the early 70s – rare tracks that have come from Wilen's private archives, and which are every bit as amazing as the music on the original album. Titles include "Black Locomotive", "Moshi Too","Fullys In The Bush", "Serenade For Africa", "Barka De Sala", "Fete A Tam II", "Leave Before The Gospel", "Zombizar Reloaded", "Bumba Ciagalo", and "Kira Burundi". CD

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New George BensonErotic Moods ... LP
Paul Winley, Early 70s/1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
Wild and mysterious stuff! This album is sort of a repackaged version of the legendary Harlem Underground album – a great lost funk album from the mid-70s that listed George Benson as a player in the group, but one that Benson claims that he never played on! The time of this release coincided with Benson's big hit years in the 70s – so the package is a bit of a cash-in project – but the grooves here are a lot harder-hitting than anything George recorded for Warner or Columbia – really gritty funk that's totally great throughout! Other players include Dave Baby Cortez on organ, Reuben Wilson on keyboards, and Willis Jackson on tenor – and Ann Winley sings on one track, the great "Fed Up", which has a really bad-rapping feel! Other titles include the classic break track "Smokin' Cheeba Cheeba" – plus a few smokin' organ/guitar wailers, like "Loose Joints" and "Overture Erotic", both of which are nice enough to warrant this separate release! Other tracks include "Erotic Moods" and "Sweet Taste Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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New Donald Byrd & Barney WilenJazz In Camera ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), 1958. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An unreleased treasure from the European scene of the late 50s – material recorded for a soundtrack, and a rare meeting of American trumpeter Donald Byrd and French tenor giant Barney Wilen! Neither the film nor the music were ever issued at the time – and this archival project finally brings together the sublime sounds in the studio from Byrd and Wilen – music that's easily every bit as great as the best French jazz scores of the time, as well as most other European hardbop records too! The group features talents from both sides of the Atlantic – Jimmy Gourley on guitar, Walter Davis on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Al Levitt on drums – and the style is a bit tighter than usual for a jazz soundtrack – with long tracks that have a more conventional jazz tune shape, instead of shorter atmospheric numbers. Wilen gets plenty of room to stretch out in expressive tones – as on his soundtrack work with Miles Davis from the same time – and hearing Byrd's trumpet alongside makes for a really nice contrast! CD

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New Saxes IncSaxes Inc ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A concept album, but one with a really great approach – a heady group of top-shelf saxophonists from the end of the 50s – all coming together in surprisingly tight formation, yet also getting a bit of solo space as well! The project is headed by arranger Bob Prince – who's got a great ear for letting the ensemble step out at the start, then lay back just slightly to let some of the genius talents on the set get a few licks in – a mighty lineup that includes Coleman Hawkins, Herb Geller, Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Seldon Powell, Hal McKusick, and Georgie Auld. Things are a lot less gimmicky than you'd expect – and the album's a great meeting of older large group modes and some of the best modern inflections of the time. Titles include "Four Brothers", "The Gypsy", "Night In Tunisia", "Jumpin With Symphony Sid", and "Axmobile". CD

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New Larry Stoneface StabbinsTranscendental ... CD
Noetic (UK), 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Soaring spiritual jazz from Larry Stabbins – a reedman you might know from his recent Stonephace project for Tru Thoughts, or for his seminal work in the groups Weekend and Working Week! Yet the sound here is something else entirely – a righteous side of Larry's music we never would have expected back in the 80s – as his tenor and flute are mixed with bold, modal lines that recall some of the contemporary spiritual energy from Matthew Halsall and Nat Birchall on the Gondwana label – music that has a similar sort of early 70s approach! Tracks are long and flowing, and very open – with great solos from Larry and sublime piano from Zoe Rahman – whose tones and timing really give the record a lot of energy. Titles include "Noetic", "Immanence", "Transcendental Euphoria", "Soul Train", "White Queen Psychology", and "Africa". CD
 
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Angles 9Injuries ... LP
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $38.99
Wonderful work from this Swedish collection – a group of players you might know from their excellent work on the Moserobie label, coming together here in one of their most ambitious projects ever! The lineup is relatively large, but the sound is nice and lean – as many musicians often work together in this rhythmic pulse that's quite strong – almost undercurrents of funk or 70s Afro modes, but with all the sharp edges you'd expect from soloists like Matthias Stahl on vibes, Johan Berthling on bass, Magnus Broo on trumpet, Mats Aleklint on trombone, Martin Kuchen on alto and tenor sax, and Goran Kajfes on cornet. Kuchen wrote all the tracks on the record, and produced the set too – so we'll assume he's the leader – and titles include "European Boogie", "Eti", "Ubabba", "Injuries", "Compartmentalization", and "In Our Midst". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gregg BendianCounterparts ... CD
Creative Improvised Music Projects, 1996. Used ... $14.99
With Paul Smoker on trumpet, Vinny Golia on sopranino and bass clarinet, and Mark Dresser on bass. CD
(Out of print.)

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Fabrizio Bosso & Marco MoreggiaMagic Susi ... CD
Verve (Italy), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the more electronic projects we've heard from trumpeter Fabrizio Bosso – a set of work done with electronic musician Marco Moreggia, who creates a very different sound for Fabrizio's horn! The music is a blend of sound sources, keyboards, and other elements – sometimes augmented by warmer touches on guest strings and jazz instrumentation, but often laid out just by Marco as a soundscape for Bosso's well-crafted trumpet lines – with some abstracted vocals drifting through the music as well. The mix of acoustic lead and electric elements takes us back to classic work by Jon Hassel, or maybe more recent efforts by Nils Petter Molvaer – and titles include "Blu", "Pour Un Ami", "Little Children", "Stone Mountain", "Fabri Space", and the four part "Seasons". CD

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Lester Bowie's Brass FantasyTwilight Dreams ... CD
Virgin/Katalyst, 1988. New Copy Gatefold ... $9.99 12.99
A cooker of a record from Lester Bowie – one that takes the earlier sound of the Brass Fantasy ensemble, and focuses it into a mode that shows his growing love of soul and funk! The set was issued on the the short-lived Venture imprint of Virgin – a surprisingly strong outlook for creative projects like this – and the vibe's quite different than the Brass Fantasy records cut for ECM – with almost a bit more soul at the bottom, and a compact sort of energy that really sends the ideas home. Players include Bowie, Stanton Davis, Malachi Thompson, and Sasul Siddik on trumpets – plus Steve Turre and Frank Lacy on trombones, Vincent Chancey on French horn, Bob Stewart on tuba, and Phil Wilson on drums. Titles include a surprisingly great remake of "Thriller" – plus "Vibe Waltz", "I Am With You", "Duke's Fantasy", "Personality", and "Twilight Dreams". CD

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David BoykinLive At The Dorchester Projects (with download) ... LP
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2013. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the greatest albums so far from mighty Chicago reedman David Boykin – and easily a set that lives up to the rich legacy of avant jazz in the Windy City! There's a depth to the record that comes through right from the very first note – a sense of history and feeling that shows just how much Boykin's developed as a player over the past decade or so – a tenorist with a done that's right up there with Archie Shepp or David Murray at their creative best – really stretching out on some wonderful solos that never fail to dim in imagination or new ideas. The group's a trio – with Alex Wing on bass and James Woodley on drums – which gives the recording an almost ESP Records sort of vibe – and Boykin's the shining star throughout, really knocking us over with his solos on the well-recorded set! Titles include "Blast Off For Love", "Walk Turn Bat Shimmy", "Try Harder", "Blue Lotus", "Star Book", and "Late Night With The David Boykin Trio Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)

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Buddy ColletteJazz Loves Paris (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Specialty/OJC, 1958. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
A hip little album from Buddy Collette – one that's ostensibly based around the then-popular idea of a set of Paris-inspired tunes – but which comes off with a sound that's a lot deeper than you might expect! David Axelrod produced the set – it was one of his early projects for Specialty Records – and Buddy Collette plays alto, tenor, and flute – in a group with Frank Rosolino on trombone, Howard Roberts on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, and Bill Richmond or Bill Douglass on drums. Red Callender joins in on some tracks, and his deep tones mixed with Rosolino's trombone, really help offset the lighter sounds of Collette's reeds in a nice way. Titles include "Domino", "Mam'Selle", "Pigalle", "I Love Paris", "La Vie En Rose", and "Under Paris Skies". CD features 4 bonus alternate takes, too! CD

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Miles DavisSketches Of Spain ... CD
Columbia/CBS, 1960. Used ... $2.99
A beautiful collaboration between Miles Davis and the great Gil Evans – and perhaps the most perfectly realized of all their projects! The album's got a wonderfully unified feel – as it begins with long compositions that have a distinct Spanish-tinge (and not a Latin-tinge, which is an important distinction to the way the album progresses.) Evans' arrangements have a majesty that takes the songs to the next level – working them as lush, lively backings for Davis' equally majestic trumpet solos, some of the finest he ever recorded with large group backing. Wonderful all the way through – and with the tracks "Concierto De Aranjuez", "Saeta", "The Pan Piper", and "Solea". CD
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Sketches Of Spain (with bonus tracks) ... CD 3.99
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New Miles DavisSketches Of Spain (180 gram vinyl mono edition) ... LP
Columbia, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 24.98
A beautiful collaboration between Miles Davis and the great Gil Evans – and perhaps the most perfectly realized of all their projects! The album's got a wonderfully unified feel – as it begins with long compositions that have a distinct Spanish-tinge (and not a Latin-tinge, which is an important distinction to the way the album progresses.) Evans' arrangements have a majesty that takes the songs to the next level – working them as lush, lively backings for Davis' equally majestic trumpet solos, some of the finest he ever recorded with large group backing. Wonderful all the way through – and with the tracks "Concierto De Aranjuez", "Saeta", "The Pan Piper", and "Solea". LP, Vinyl record album
(Special mono version – pressed up on 180 gram vinyl!)
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Sketches Of Spain (with bonus tracks) ... CD 3.99
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Miles DavisSketches Of Spain (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1960. Used ... $3.99
A beautiful collaboration between Miles Davis and the great Gil Evans – and perhaps the most perfectly realized of all their projects! The album's got a wonderfully unified feel – as it begins with long compositions that have a distinct Spanish-tinge (and not a Latin-tinge, which is an important distinction to the way the album progresses.) Evans' arrangements have a majesty that takes the songs to the next level – working them as lush, lively backings for Davis' equally majestic trumpet solos, some of the finest he ever recorded with large group backing. Wonderful all the way through – and with the tracks "Concierto De Aranjuez", "Saeta", "The Pan Piper", and "Solea". CD
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Sketches Of Spain (180 gram vinyl mono edition) ... LP 18.99
Sketches Of Spain ... CD 2.99

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Fab Trio (Joe Fonda/Barry Altschul/Billy Bang)Transforming The Space ... CD
Creative Improvised Music Projects, 2003. Used ... $11.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Eddie GaleBlack Rhythm Happening (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/4 Men With Beards, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $15.99 18.99
One of the most righteous albums of jazz ever recorded – a brilliant blend of soulful and avant garde styles, backed up by a chorus of voices that have a really soulful sound! The album's the second recorded for Blue Note by the Ghetto Music ensemble of trumpeter Eddie Gale – a lesser-known talent who recorded previously with Cecil Taylor, but who made a turn away from modernism at the end of the 60s, in order to express himself at a level that he felt was more clearly grounded in the people. The result of that effort is sheer brilliance – an album that sounds like nothing else you can imagine. Part of the style shares the energy of similar vocal/jazz projects by Max Roach and Billy Harper, but Gale's conception of the music is much more dynamic, and very carefully rooted in song structures – with a sound that's as powerful today as it was when it was recorded! Titles include "Ghetto Love Night", "Song Of Will", "Ghetto Summertime", "Black Rhythm Happening", and "Look At Teyonda". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dizzy GillespiePerceptions ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
A swirling array of tones, colors, and sounds – written and arranged by JJ Johnson, conducted by Gunther Schuller, and with Dizzy at the helm, blowing some of his most complicated solos ever. The approach is firmly in the Verve jazz orchestra tradition – and recalls the earlier brilliance of such projects in the hands of Ralph Burns, done here with a great depth of expression, and none of the coldness that you might expect from Schuller's participation. Clearly, there's a Miles/Gil Evans influence here, but the crew retains their identity strongly – and Dizzy's hot tone on the trumpet provides a broder spectrum than Miles ever could. Titles include "Fantasia", "Ballade", "Jubelo", and "The Sword Of Orion". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jef GilsonJef Gilson Et Malagasy (4CD set) (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... $24.99
An amazing blend of jazz and global elements – and some of the most exciting material ever from French jazzman Jef Gilson! Gilson was a modernist right from the start – an artist whose piano work of the 60s was on a par with Martial Solal, and who was already beginning to branch out by the end of the decade into a range of unusual projects! The material here has Jef really coming into his own – exploring the sounds and styles of Madagascar with his Malagasy group – one of the most important cross-cultural acts on the European scene of the 70s – with a power and presence that's only being fully appreciated today. This beautiful set brings together four rare albums by Gilson and the group – originally issued on his own Palm Records label, and lovingly repackaged by Jazzman with full notes on the music in both French and English. The style is quite unique – sometimes electrified a bit on tracks that feature guitar and Gilson on Fender Rhodes – sometimes more acoustic and organic when the percussion takes over a bit – and always with these wonderful reed passages that reach out with lots of spiritual energy, and tones that rival the best of the post-Coltrane generation in the US. Different albums include Malagasy/Gilson, Madagascar Now, Malagasy At Newport-Paris, and Les Touches Noires – the last of which features a number of unissued or rare tracks by the group. Really wonderful stuff – and work we'd put up there with the best MPS Jazz Meets World recordings, or 70s treasures by Mulatu, or some of Lloyd Miller's best! CD

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Vinny Golia & Ken FilianoArt Of Negotiation ... CD
Creative Improvised Music Projects, 1996. Used ... $6.99
CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a sticker on the front.)

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Johnny HammondGambler's Life ... CD
Salvation/Expansion (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
An amazing bit of jazz funk from Johnny Hammond – and one of his greatest LPs! This is the first album that Johnny recorded with Larry Mizell, cut right before the pair of them went onto do the landmark Gears album. While this one never became as famous as Gears, it's got some fantastic moments that are every bit as great – a perfect blend of Mizell's spacey fusion and Hammond's fiercely soulful soloing, with lots of great jazzy changes to keep the pace fresh throughout. Includes the great spacey jazz cuts "Star Borne" and "Yesterday Was Cool", the latter of which is an excellent piece of work by Larry Mizell – plus the cuts "Back To The Projects", "Gambler's Life", "Rhodesian Thoroughfare", and "Virgo Lady". Plus, the CD features 4 bonus tracks that represent some of Johnny's best work for the Kudu label – including "Rock Steady", "Higher Ground", "Breakout", and "Who Is Sylvia". CD

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Klima KalimaFinn Noir ... CD
Yellow Bird (Germany), 2012. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
A compelling set of work that draws heavily from the Finnish film noir for inspiration – the films of Aki Kaurismaki, Mikko Niskanen, and Matti Kassila – all of which serve as jumping-off points for the ideas in the music! The lineup features this raspy, wide-sounding electric guitar from Kalle Kalima – mixed with bass and drums – and the instrumentation itself is light years from what you might hear in the films, but has this very evocative quality that definitely paints some very vivid pictures in sound. The overall vibe reminds us of some similar projects that mixed film inspiration and jazz from the 80s – and titles include "La Vie De Boheme 1 – Saturday Night In St Petersburg", "Things Will Turn Out Right", "It Is Gas Inspecteur Palmu", "Calamari Union", and "Eight Deadly Shots". CD

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Krzysztof KomedaComplete Recordings Of Krzysztof Komeda Vol 7 – Film Music ... CD
Polonia Records (Poland), Early/Mid 60s. Used ... $9.99
Some of Komeda's earliest soundtrack work – and all excellent! In a way, it must have been projects like these that let him get the chance to break into jazz styles that were a bit more modern – and the work on the CD reminds us a lot of the advances in jazz that were being snuck in under the wire in other European soundtracks, particularly the French work of Barney Wilen, Art Blakey, and Duke Jordan. The first 8 tracks are from a 1962 Polanski film called "Noz W Wodzie" – aka Knife In Water – the next 6 are from "Jutro Premiera", a 1962 film directed by Janusz Morgenstern, and the last 10 are from 2 different documentaries, one from 1963 and one from 1964. The work is extremely evocative – with a moody jazz soundtrack style that's just great! One of the most essential of these Komeda reissues – although they're all pretty darn nice! CD
(Out of print.)

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New Frank LacyLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
One of the greatest albums we've ever heard from trombonist Frank Lacy – an artist who hardly ever takes the spotlight as a leader, but who really shines at the helm of this amazing set! The group has a depth of feeling that takes us back to some of Lacy's more spiritual projects of previous years – but they also swing with the solid, soulful groove of the best of the Smalls Live series – a perfect balance between Frank's arrangements and larger musical ideas, and all the spontaneous energy of the musicians in the venue! Players include Josh Evans on trumpet, Stacy Dilalrd on tenor, Theo Hill on piano, Rashaan Carter on bass, and Kush Abadey on drums – and tracks are all nice and long, in the best Smalls spirit. Titles include the Lacy originals "Stranded", "Carolyn's Dance", and "The Spirit Monitor" – plus versions of Freddie Hubbard's "Intrepid Fox", Joe Bonner's "Sunbath", and George Cables' "Think On Me". CD

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New Yusef LateefBlue Yusef Lateef (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
One of our favorite Atlantic albums by the great Yusef Lateef – an incredible session that has him dipping back into his earlier exotic roots with those great reed styles of the early 60s – yet also hitting a mix of soul and funk like some of his other albums from the time! The sound is tremendous – wonderfully righteous, at a level that really set the tone for more ambitious soul jazz projects of the 70s by other artists – including the best of the soul jazz underground who were often as inspired by Lateef as they were by Coltrane! The group's great, too – and features Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Sonny Red on alto, Hugh Lawson on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums – next to Yusef's own work on tenor, flute, bamboo flute, tamboura, and percussion. Titles include "Sun Dog", "Moon Cup", "Othelia", "Like It Is", and the groovy "Juba Juba". LP, Vinyl record album

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Franz Loffler & Pierre Favre300 Year Old Goodies All Jazzed Up ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
One of those groovy jazz meets classical projects from the French scene of the 60s – featuring guitar from Loffler and drums from Pierre Favre! LP, Vinyl record album

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Manhattan ProjectsWe Remember Cannonball ... CD
Evidence, 1994. Used ... $8.99
With Vincent Herring on alto, Nicholas Payton on trumpet, Mark Turner on tenor, and Xavier Davis on piano. CD

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Jean Louis Matinier/Marco AmbrosiniInventio ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
An instrumental pairing you're not likely to hear every day – the accordion of Jean-Louise Matinier and the nyckelharpa of Marco Ambrosini! We love the use of the former instrument – which Matinier plays with these open, evocative tones that remind us of our favorite work by Daniel Mille – but we're especially struck by the latter instrument – a many-stringed viola-like instrument, which has varied tunings, and is played with a bow. The ebb and flow of Ambrosini's music works beautifully with Matinier – and its slight string edges create this feeling of the ancient at moments, and a vibe that links some of the ECM early music projects with its modern ones. Titles include "Presto", "Szybko", "Taiga", "Qui Est Homo", "Osku", "Hommage", and "Basse Dance". CD

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New Nicole Mitchell's Sonic ProjectionsEmerald Hills ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2010. New Copy ... $15.99
One of the sharpest sessions we've heard from Nicole Mitchell in years – a record that still holds onto the spiritual depth she's developed strongly over the past decade, yet one that also returns to some of the bolder avant modes of her roots! The group here is nice and lean – Mitchell on flutes, alongside David Boykin on tenor, Craig Taborn on piano, and Chad Taylor on drums and percussion – a Chicago group recorded in a comfortable local setting, one that really allows them to stretch out and hit new heights! It's great to hear Mitchell hitting so many voices with her instrument – and there's a broad range of tones and moods that really reminds us of the early AACM tradition. Titles include "Surface Of Syrius", "Visitations", "Ritual & Rebellion", "Chocolate Chips", "Wild Life", "Wishes", and "Affirmations". CD

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New Nicole Mitchell's Sonic ProjectionsSecret Escapades Of Velvet Anderson ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99
A loving tribute to the late Fred Anderson – delivered by the great Nicole Mitchell – a wonderful player whose music and style was shaped by Anderson's longstanding role as a teacher on the Chicago jazz scene! The set's one of the most expressive, and possibly one of the most personal records we've heard from Nicole in years – with sharper edges and more spiritual currents than even some of her already great albums for other labels. Core energy comes from Nicole's soaring lines on flute, mixed with tenor from David Boykin, piano and Wurlitzer from Craig Taborn, and drums and a bit of guitar from Chad Taylor – all familiar partners who really share both Mitchell's musical vision, and her respect for Anderson. As the album moves on, it only gets better and better – and Nicole elevates herself to new heights with these quietly expressive passages – on titles that include "Scaling The Underground", "Discovery Of The Jewel", "Anderson's Plan", "The Heroic Rescue", "The Labyrinth Of Capture", and "Running The Rooftops". CD

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Wlodzimierz NahornyJej Portret (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
A fantastic set from Polish jazz musician Wlodzimierz Nahorny – a player with a name that's certainly a mouthful, but one with talents who will also leave you breathless! Nahorny shines here on a number of different instruments – with solos on alto sax, flute, and piano – plus some cool harpsichord on one track too – all set to the sophisticated backings of Jan Ptaszyn Wroblewski, who was easily one of Poland's hipper arrangers of the time! The album's got a mix of jazz and orchestration's that's as hip as some of the late 60s CTI sessions – particularly during their years with A&M Records – or with a vibe that's a bit like some of the later Stan Getz projects on Verve, with all the cool, sophisticated touches that would imply! Tracks are all Polish numbers, done instrumentally – which makes for an especially fresh feel to the set – and titles include "Obok Nas", "Wlasnie Tego Dnia", "Jej Portret", "Taki Dzien", and "Mowity Mu". CD also features 6 more bonus tracks from Polish Radio performances a few years before – showing Nahorny in great small combo settings! CD

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Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker With Strings (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Clef (Japan), 1949. New Copy ... $19.99
The genius of Bird and strings is hard to describe – an edgey approach that really goes far past most other "jazz with strings" projects, not a ballad-driven one, but a tensely strained one that brings out some of Parker's best soloing, almost in a moody soundtrack-type way. The tracks are a lot freer and less bop-driven than some of Bird's normal work, and it's incredible to hear him soloing with such complexity – even more proof of the genius he clearly exhibited in relation to his contemporaries. This CD reissues one of the first 10" LPs to feature Bird in such material – complete with a great David Stone Martin cover, and 6 tracks that include "Just Friends", "April In Paris", "Summertime", "If I Should Lose You", and "Everything Happens To Me". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker With Strings Vol 2 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Clef (Japan), 1950. New Copy ... $19.99
The genius of Bird and strings is hard to describe – an edgey approach that really goes far past most other "jazz with strings" projects, not a ballad-driven one, but a tensely strained one that brings out some of Parker's best soloing, almost in a moody soundtrack-type way. The tracks are a lot freer and less bop-driven than some of Bird's normal work, and it's incredible to hear him soloing with such complexity – even more proof of the genius he clearly exhibited in relation to his contemporaries. This CD reissues one of the first 10" LPs to feature Bird in such material – complete with a great David Stone Martin cover, and 6 tracks that include "I'll Remember April", "Easy To Love", "East Of The Sun", and "They Can't Take That Away From Me". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Dudu Pukwana & SpearIn the Townships ... CD
Virgin (UK), 1973. Used ... $24.99
The great South African altoist Dudu Pukwana is joined by members of the Blue Notes (Mongezi Feza and Louis Moholo), plus Brit prog bassist Harry Miller, to form the pan-African, slightly funky, heavy jazz combo Spear. The record's a prime example of the skill that the early Virgin label had in charting these sorts of crossover jazz projects, and it's still one of the best that you can get by Pukwana under his own name. Titles include "Zakude", "Sonia", "Baloyi", and "Ezilalini". Pukawana plays alto, piano, congas, percussion, and sings a bit, too! CD
(Out of print.)

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Phil Ranelin & OthersPhil Ranelin Remixes ... CD
Tribe/Hefty, Mid 70s/2002. Used ... $6.99
A great little set – way better than you might think! Trombonist Phil Ranelin was one of the driving forces behind the 70s Tribe Records scene in Detroit – and here, his classic recordings from that time are remixed by a host of underground producers! Now we know what you're thinking: "Utter crap! This must sound terrible." But honestly, it's actually pretty darn great – and we quickly put aside all our skeptical feelings about the record after even the first few tracks. You see, Ranelin's got a great bottom sound to his trombone playing – soulful, a bit funky, with a deep tone that's perfect for cutting up, reassembling, and spreading out in the way that some of these producers handle his tone. The resulting set far more than updates Ranelin's sound for the 21st Century – it's one of the few projects that really draws a link between the older jazz traditions that so many of today's producers claim as an influence, and the modern music that's supposedly inspired by older jazz, but which rarely gets expressed so clearly as this. The set features remix work by Kirk Degiorgio, Slicker, El P, Nobody, Morgan Geist, and Prefuse 73 – and tracks include "Wife", "For The Children", "Sounds From The Village", "Vibes From The Tribe", "Black Destiny", and "Time Is Running Out". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bud Shank & Bob CooperFlute 'N Oboe ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Very Good ... $11.99
Goofy cover, but like Shank's various reed projects, it works pretty well. Bob Cooper conducts a small string section, and joins Shank – who's playing flute– on Oboe. Howard Roberts' guitar jazzes the thing up a bit, as the band bounces through 9 tracks, including "Gypsy In My Soul", "In The Blue Of The Evening", "Tequila Time", "I Can't Get Started", "Blues For Delilah", "Sunset & Wine" and "What'll I Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(Silver & black World Pacific label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear and clear tape on the seams. Vinyl has light surface marks. Cover has split top and bottom seams, light wear, and some small light stains on the back.)
 
 
 



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