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ClipseHell Hath No Fury (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Jive/Get On Down, 2006. New Copy (reissue)... Around September 23, 2014
The long, long, LONG dormant follow up to the breakout Lord Willin' LP by Clipse – announced in fall 2003 – finally released in late 2006! Hell Hath No Fury may have been on ice for 3 years – yet it appeared as an instant classic – WAY up at the top alongside Ghostface's Fishscale in the best of the major label street rap list of '06. The Neptunes beats are very spare and chilly, despite the fiery title – while the Pusha T & Malice style of precise storytelling and detached deliveries probably make them the most natural duo in the game. 2 albums, 2 classics, too many years apart! Tracks include "We Got It For Cheap", "Momma I'm So Sorry", the masterful "Mr Me Too" feat Pharrell, "Wamp Wamp (What It Do)" feat Slim Thug, "Dirty Money", "Ride Around Shining" feat the Re-Up Gang, "Key's Open Doors", "Chinese New Year" feat Rosco P Coldchain, "Nightmares" feat Pharrell & Bilal and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New ClipseLord Willin' (plus bonus track) ... LP
Star Trak/Get On Down, 2002. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The first Clipse album to see release – and a neo-electro/drug rap/crossover hip hop masterpiece produced by the Neptunes – the debut LP on their own Star Trak label. Malice and Pusha T arrive as smooth, confident rhymers with plenty of standout moments, while the Neptunes reach an early production peak. The Neptunes' fingerprints are evident on just about every second of every track, but it doesn't diminish the role of the rappers in the least. This is a true hip hop record from beginning to end, something the 'tunes had shied away from around the same time with the hard rockin' NERD and their more pop-oriented productions. We thought from the first needle drop that this was a record we'd be able to come back to for years and years and years, and that indeed holds true! Tracks include "Young Boy", "Ma, I Don't Love Her" featuring Faith Evans, "Ego", "Comedy Central" featuring Fabulous, "Gangsta Lean", "Let's Talk About It" featuring Jermaine Dupri, and more. 2014 Get On Down reissue includes the Selector remix of "Grindin'" feat Sean Paul, Bless, Kardinall Offishall, NORE, Baby & Lil' Wayne. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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New Gang StarrOwnerz (enhanced CD w/bonus video material) ... CD
Virgin, 2003. Used ... Out Of Stock
The Ownerz, indeed. The first Gang Starr full length in 5 years, and only their third in the last decade picks up exactly where Guru and Primo left off. It's Hip Hop 101 from the purists with love to the believers, and a proud, healthy disdain for the pretenders. Premier's production is still everything you'd hope for – he's kicking serious, soulful sample genius even in these days of difficult rights clearance – none of that hot robot $*!t here. Guru and his cast of guest players (Freddie Foxxx, Krumbsnatcha, Fat Joe, M.O.P., Snoop, NYG's, Smiley and others) aren't pulling any punches with the industry knocking – Clipse's "Grindin'" gets redone in a skit as "(Hiney)", and in a guest spot, Jadakiss spits the line "I invest in haze and dope, because currently I'm a slave to (insert rhyming major label here.)" You already know that Gang Starr is probably the longest running, repeatedly successful group in the game, and as much as we'd love for them to be more prolific together, we won't complain as long as their sporadic albums have as many tight moments as Ownerz. Other tracks include "Put Up Or Shut Up" with Krumbsnatcha, "Sabotage", "Peace of Mine", "Deadly Habitz", "Who Got Gunz" with Fat Joe and M.O.P., "Riot Akt", "The Ownerz", "Zonin'", "Same Team, No Games" with NYG'z, the singles "Nice Girl, Wrong Place" & "Skills", and more. The CD is enhanced – featuring live video footage of Gang Starr performing "Skills" and "Full Clip", plus behind-the-scenes footage including interviews and more. CD
 
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Don BryantPrecious Soul (with download) ... LP
Hi Records/Fat Possum, Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
A real lost treasure on Hi Records – one of the few albums ever cut by Don Bryant, a singer whose talents seemed to be eclipsed by the rising stars of Al Green and Ann Peebles – but who was every bit as great! Bryant's got a sound here that's still firmly in the Hi style forged by Willie Mitchell – who produces this set – but there's also some nicely rougher edges too, a sound that's almost more Stax than Hi – and which certainly features a bit of a nod to Wilson Pickett down in Muscle Shoals – not exactly funk, but with some nice grit in the grooves! The whole thing's great – and titles include "Try Me", "Cry Baby", "Funky Broadway", "Soul Man", "Land Of 1000 Dances", "She's Looking Good", and "Slip Away". LP, Vinyl record album
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John ColtraneKulu Se Mama ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Very Good Gatefold ... $16.99
One of our favorite albums ever from John Coltrane – but a record that's sometimes eclipsed by the genius of A Love Supreme! The feel here is very similar to that one – long tracks that introduce a new mode of searching, spiritual jazz for the 60s – one that's performed by a core quintet with Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones – but which also features added players on the side-long title track! "Kulu Se Mama" is a tremendously bold statement in music – one that features a bit of spiritual vocals from Juno Lewis, plus added bass clarinet from Donald Garrett, tenor from Pharoah Sanders, and drums from Frank Butler. The two other tracks – "Vigil" and "Welcome" – are performed by a quartet, but are still equally great! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label ABC pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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Kenny CoxIntroducing Kenny Cox & the Contemporary Jazz Quartet ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Very Good ... $14.99
An overlooked late 60s treasure on Blue Note – one of the few new groups to work on the label at the time, and an up-and-coming modern combo from Detroit! The album's quite unique for a number of reasons – not just because the group was a little-known new signing to the label, but also because the work is quite far-reaching at times – some of the most free-thinking jazz recorded for Blue Note during the time, with a sense of boldness that almost stretches back to Jackie McLean's first few records of the new thing years, or a sense of lyrical invention that's a bit like Wayne Shorter when he made a shift towards the outside. Some numbers are awash in fast colors and changes, while others are a bit more in the pocket, with echoes of soul jazz – but the whole thing's incredibly fresh and free, a wonderful little record that only gets better and better over the years! The group features pianist Kenny Cox as the leader, plus Charles Moore on trumpet, Leon Henderson on tenor, Ron Brooks on bass, and Danny Spencer on drums. Titles include "Mystique", "You", "Trance Dance", "Eclipse", and "Number Four". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and a sticker in one corner.)

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EclipseNight & Day ... LP
Casablanca, 1978. Very Good ... $1.99
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(Promo pressing. Side 2 has a mark that clicks on track one. Cover has light wear, with some small light stains and a promo stamp on the back.)

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Duke EllingtonAfro-Eurasian Eclipse ... LP
Fantasy, 1971. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of Duke's last albums – and a great one! The session is right up there with some of Ellington's best late "suites" – an extended work that features writing around exotic themes, played by stalwarts like Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby, Rufus Jones, Cootie Williams, and Harry Carney – all coming together with more energy and imagination than you'd expect after all these years! The writing is fantastic, and the moods change strongly with each tune – running through numbers like "Afrique", "Chinoiserie", "Didjeridoo", "Gong", "Tang", and "Hard Way" – all of which sound as great as their titles might imply! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has three cutout notches.)

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Edi FitzroyEclipse ... LP
RAS, 1988. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Freddie HubbardMistral (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
East Wind (Japan), 1981. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99
An overlooked gem from Freddie Hubbard – a late fusion outing, done for the Japanese market at a time when most of his American work was returning to more acoustic modes! Freddie's trumpet sparkles brilliantly in the lead – hitting the same sort of soulful, stretching vibe as his best CTI recordings from the mid 70s – served up with an equally great mix of electric and acoustic instrumentation in the arrangements! The lineup of musicians is pretty unique, too – with Art Pepper on alto, George Cables on acoustic and electric piano, Phil Ranelin on trombone, and Roland Bautista on guitars – usually working in these gentle grooving rhythms that have a soulful stepping vibe – and which really let Freddie soar on his trumpet solos. Titles include "Eclipse", "Sunshine Lady", "I Love You", and "Bring It Back Home". CD

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New Jazz On The Latin Side All-StarsJazz On The Latin Side All-Stars Vol 1 ... CD
CuBop/Ubiquity, 2000. New Copy ... $5.99 16.98
An excellent set that's a fitting tribute to the genius of the West Coast Latin Scene! For as many years as New York's been a hot city for Latin jazz, Los Angeles has also had an excellent scene, filled with many talented players – but it's always been eclipsed in the history books because of a New York-centrism in reissues, compilations, and general writing on Latin music. However, one of the strongest forces to change this Big Apple-bias in Latin fans has been the groundbreaking Jazz On The Latin Side radio program – which for the past decade has provided public radio with broadcasts of live sets that show the rich amount of talent on the west coast. On the 10th anniversary of the show, a host of great players teamed up to cut this live set for Cubop in LA – including Justo Almario, Francisco Aguabella, Alex Acuna, Otmario Ruiz, Poncho Sanchez, and many others. The music is sophisticated Latin jazz, drenched in the soulful history that separates west coast Latin – especially that of the 70s – from its east coast counterpart. The playing is great, and the record is way more than a loose roots-oriented jam session. Higlights include the massive 15 minute "Descarga Cachao", plus original compositions "Mujer Chicana", "Shortcuts", and "Arabian Moods", which were all written by Jose Rizo, the host of the Jazz On The Latin Side program. Great stuff – and another winner for Cubop! CD

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KainBlue Guerrilla ... LP
Juggernaut, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the rawest, hardest-hitting albums of soul poetry of the 70s! Kain – aka Gylan Kain – was a member of the original Last Poets, a group who emerged in New York during the late 60s, but were eclipsed by the second (more famous) ensemble sharing the name who recorded for Douglas Records. Kain's anger and passion is incredible – far stronger than anything you'd hear on any of the better-known Last Poets records of the early 70s – and this solo record is completely over the top, both politically and performance-wise. The record has a hard hard hard sound – with over-the-top spoken bits that almost make the other Last Poets seem like they're kind of mellow. Cuts include "Silly Sh*t", "Harlem Preacher", "I Ain't Black", and "Constipated Monkey". Juggy Murray produced – and the album's a wild wild trip! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Steve LaSpina QuartetEclipse ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1993. Used ... $8.99
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Rita LeeBuild Up/Hoje E O Primeiro Dia Do RestoDa Sua Vida/Atras De Porto Tem Uma Cidade (3CD set) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1970/1972/1974. New Copy 3 CDs ... $34.99
The first three solo albums from Os Mutantes singer Rita Lee – all work that really follows in a great vibe from her key contributions to the Tropicalia scene! Build Up has Rita stepping out as a sophisticated pop singer, almost in the way that Nico did on the Chelsea Girl album, after leaving the Velvet Underground. Arrangements have a weird twisted edge – as Rita makes her way through a set of originals and a few covers, in an almost deadpan, ice-blond mode that reminds us of some of Jane Birkin's early work. Arrangements are by the great Rogerio Duprat, and titles include "Sucesso, Aqui Vou Eu", "Prisioneira Do Amor", "Hulla Hulla", "Tempo Nublado", "Precisamos De Irmaos", and "Calma" – plus a nice cover of "And I Love Him". On Hoje E Primeiro, Lee is clearly the star of the show – singing all lyrics with a much fiercer vocal approach than on her earlier solo album – pushing things hard to keep up with the jamming keyboards of Arnaldo Baptista and guitar of Sergio Dias – both of whom are working with the energy that would show up in the Mutantes styles in the years after Lee departed. One of the most compelling aspects of the record is the structure of the tunes – less conventionally rockish overall than the direction Os Mutantes were moving towards – and still with that strong dramatic flair that Lee always provided when in the group. Titles include "Vamos Tratar Da Saude", "Amor Branco E Preto", "Superficie Do Planeta", "Teimoisia", "Tapupukitipa", "Beija Me Amor", and "Frique Como". On Atras Do Porto, Lee hits a sort of space rock sound, with a weird set of materials that sort of mixes an early 70's space rock guitar sound with Wings-like production for a more pop feel. Our Portuguese is terrible, so we can't read the lyrics and get hip to the concept, but the inside cover has the band looking kind of like refugees from Spinal Tap or something. With the cuts "Tem Uma Cidade", "Menino Bonito", "Mame Natureza", and "Eclipse Do Cometa". CD

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Main IngredientLTD ... LP
RCA, 1970. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A great early album by Main Ingredient – with the roots of their classic 70s harmony sound, and some excellent arrangements by Bert De Coteaux that give the band a nice tight sound. The album's a great illustration of the sort of pop soul sound the band was perfecting – a style that would go onto influence a lot of other 70s chart groups, many who possibly eclipsed Main Ingredient in later years. Titles include "Can't Stand Your Love", "The Girl I Left Behind", "Brotherly Love", "Magic Shoes", and the lovely "Una Bella Melodia Braziliana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, splitting top & bottom seams and some peeling on the spine.)

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Charles MingusCharles Mingus & Friends In Concert ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1973. Used 2CD ... $11.99
Mingus live is always a treat – especially in these later years, when the fire seemed to go out of most of his studio recordings. Live, though, he always managed to kick it hard - with the sort of emotion that graced his strong early albums. And despite the fact that this one's conducted by Teo Macero, and features some remarks from Bill Cosby – the affair's still pretty hip, and the soloists go to town nicely – with those stretched-out performances that always made for the best individual moments in a Mingus record! The record features great work from Gene Ammons and Bobby Jones on tenor, Lee Konitz and Charles McPherson on alto, James Moody on flute, Randy Weston on piano, Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Eddie Bert on trombone – and Honey Gordon sings a lovely vocal on the track "Eclipse". Other titles include "Jump Monk", "Us Is Two", "ESP", and "Ecclusiastics". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi. In a Japanese double CD case.)

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Charles MingusLet My Children Hear Music/Charles Mingus & Friends In Concert ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy 3CD ... $15.99
A pair of 70s giants from Charles Mingus – some of his best material of the decade! First up is Let My Children Hear Music – one of the last great records by Charles Mingus – a set of extremely compelling original compositions, played by a fresh group of younger players, plus a few older masters! The record's got a fire and sense of emotion that's missing from a number of other 70s Mingus sessions – and it's one of the few later albums we'd easily rank right up there with his late 50s and early 60s classics! Orchestrations were partially arranged and conducted with help from Sy Johnson – and soloists include James Moody and Bobby Jones on tenor, Charles McPherson on alto, Snookie Young and Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Roland Hanna on piano. Titles include "The Shoes Of The Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers", "Adagio Ma Non Troppo", "The Chill of Death", and "The I Of Hurricane Sue". Charles Mingus & Friends In Concert is a wonderful set – a double-length album that's great all the way through! Mingus live is always a treat – especially in these later years, when the fire seemed to go out of most of his studio recordings. Live, though, he always managed to kick it hard - with the sort of emotion that graced his strong early albums. And despite the fact that this one's conducted by Teo Macero, and features some remarks from Bill Cosby – the affair's still pretty hip, and the soloists go to town nicely – with those stretched-out performances that always made for the best individual moments in a Mingus record! The record features great work from Gene Ammons and Bobby Jones on tenor, Lee Konitz and Charles McPherson on alto, James Moody on flute, Randy Weston on piano, Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Eddie Bert on trombone – and Honey Gordon sings a lovely vocal on the track "Eclipse". Other titles include "Jump Monk", "Us Is Two", "ESP", and "Ecclusiastics". CD

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New World GenerationNew World Generation ... CD
Now Again, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... $7.99
Genius work from a little-known group – but a great one too! New World Generation were an early 80s combo from the Boston scene – but they've got a groove that's very much in keeping with some of the most righteous funk acts of the late 70s – particularly those that brought a nice degree of spiritualism to their music, like James Mason or RAMP! This sweet little set carries some great echoes of that generation – a warmer, jazzier style that most other early 80s soul music you'd hear from elsewhere – and a richly-conceived vision that has New World Generation sounding way different than your usual funk, club, or boogie act of the time. Plus, the package is really fleshed out with additional sounds from related groups Universal Rhythms and Orision – tracks that, like the New World Generation numbers, weren't really issued at the time – but which represent a very hip side to underground soul in the US – one that's often eclipsed by bigger acts going for easy chart fame. Now Again have really outdone themselves with the package – bringing together rare tracks from almost-gone tape sources, and putting together a set of notes that really helps illuminate this amazing batch of music! Titles include "Sunshine", "Curious Soul", "Dreamland", "One Of A Kind", "I'm Feelin' Fine", "Mystical Planet", "New World Generation", "Worry", "Free Your Mind", "How Do You Feel", "Listen From Your Soul", "Loving You", and "Someday The World Will Be As One". CD

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Ismael RiveraEclipse Total ... CD
Tico, 1975. Used ... $19.99
Tight 70s salsa from Ismael – with tracks that include "Mi Negrita Me Espera", "Dime Por Que", "El Nazareno", "La Cumbita", "Si Yo Pudiera", "El Cumbanchero", and "Cordero Y Belmonte". CD
(Out of print original Tico pressing.)

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Eric SidayUltra Sonic Perception ... CD
Berry/Dual Planet (Australia), Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Very early electronic sound library material from Eric Siday – so much so, that all these tracks were originally issued as 78rpm singles – at a time before the sound library scene moved into using full LPs! A number of cuts here were used as early passages on the first Doctor Who episodes – and others follow nicely in a similar vein – with very bold, powerful explorations of the earliest elements of analogue electronics – and an especially strong ear for the darker side of the spectrum! Most numbers here are never too noisy – not as much so as avant compositional work of the time – but they hang on the edge in a really great way, creating a lot of stark spacey elements with just a few deft touches. Titles include "Comet", "Ultimate", "Moonscape", "Galaxy", "Suspended Animation", "The Machines", "Pavane", "Pizzicato Piano", "Challenge Of Space", and "Eclipse". CD
Also available Ultra Sonic Perception (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 23.99

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Eric SidayUltra Sonic Perception (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Berry/Dual Planet (Australia), Early 60s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99
Very early electronic sound library material from Eric Siday – so much so, that all these tracks were originally issued as 78rpm singles – at a time before the sound library scene moved into using full LPs! A number of cuts here were used as early passages on the first Doctor Who episodes – and others follow nicely in a similar vein – with very bold, powerful explorations of the earliest elements of analogue electronics – and an especially strong ear for the darker side of the spectrum! Most numbers here are never too noisy – not as much so as avant compositional work of the time – but they hang on the edge in a really great way, creating a lot of stark spacey elements with just a few deft touches. Titles include "Comet", "Ultimate", "Moonscape", "Galaxy", "Suspended Animation", "The Machines", "Pavane", "Pizzicato Piano", "Challenge Of Space", and "Eclipse". LP, Vinyl record album
(Wonderful heavy vinyl and cover!)
Also available Ultra Sonic Perception ... CD 13.99

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Candi StatonMusic Speaks Louder Than Words/House Of Love ... CD
Warner/Edsel (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A pair of late 70s gems from Candi Staton – back to back on a single set! First up is Music Speaks Louder Than Words – an album that's often eclipsed by the Young Hearts hit before it, but which actually comes across stronger than that one! The groove is funky southern soul on the best cuts – tight and full, but still with a harder edge on the bottom, and rhythms that are more funky soul than the disco used on some of Candi's other late 70s albums. The set was recorded in California, with lots of sweet jazzy touches alongside the vocals – and titles include "Nights On Broadway", "Cotton Candi", "A Dreamer Of A Dream", "You Are", "Listen To The Music", "Music Speaks Louder Than Words", and "One More Chance On Love". House Of Love is a perfect pairing of Candi Staton and producer Dave Crawford – that key southern soul talent who helped Candi and a few select others really step into the American soul mainstream at the end of the 70s! Candi's still got all the deep roots in her vocals – including that incredible range that's continued to thrive in gospel in recent years – but Dave helps push things into a modern soul style that works equally well on Northern dancefloors as it would in the clubs down south. Arrangements are perfectly balanced – sophisticated and adult, but never too smooth or commercial – thanks mostly to Candi's wonderful handling of the lyrics. Titles include "Victim", "Yesterday Evening", "So Blue", "Honest I Do Love You", and "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me". CD features bonus tracks "Listen To The Music (single version)", "Honest I Do Love You (ext rmx)", "Victim (single edit)", and "Honest I Do Love You (edit)". CD

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Scion Sashay SuccessIn The Balance ... LP
Eclipse, Mid 80s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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SunEclipse ... LP
Air, 1984. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Post-Capitol work from Sun, but still in a very similar groove – bumping nicely on the bottom with lots of funky basslines – and definitely still in that Ohio groove of the early 80s! The sound's almost a bit more indie than before – quite a surprise for a group with so many records on a big label – but that quality is what makes the album really nice, as it shows the group taking a bit more chances than before. There's a slight electro quality to the keyboards, and some of the sing-song styled vocals – and titles include "True Love", "Legs", "Turn The Music Up", "Dance Let's Shake It Tonight", and "Fallout On The Dance Floor". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Louie Vega/Elements Of LifeEclipse ... CD
Fania, 2013. New Copy 2 CDs ... $17.99 18.98
Louie Vega on Fania Records – a long-overdue match that really makes for some amazing sounds on this set! The pairing isn't that much of a surprise – given that Louie's done plenty to keep Latin music alive in the past few decades in the clubs – from his own Nuyorican Soul experiments, to some of the key remixes he's done for other artists. Yet this time around, there's something extra-special going on – not only a presentation of the Vega sound that's even tighter than before, but which has a way of pulling together a rich array of historical strands – and not just the salsa you might expect from Fania! Rootsy elements mix perfectly with tight club instrumentation – and the set features great guest work from Josh Milan, Lisa Fischer, Cindy Mizelle, and Anane – on cuts that include some very cool covers – including "Overtake Don Overtake Overtake", "Barbara Ann", "I Believe In Miracles", "Sodade", "I Dream A World", "Harlem River Drive", "Berimbau", and "Children Of The World". 2CD version features a massive 24 tracks – including some bonus remixes too! CD

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Caetano VelosoMultishow Ao Vivo – Abracaco ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2013. New Copy ... $18.99
Caetano Veloso looks like a bit of an old geezer on the back cover of this live set – but damn if he isn't still one of the most exciting talents in the world, even alongside most of the contemporary generation too! The performance is a concert that's very much in the spirit of the studio album Abracao – and the two wonderful records that preceded it – music that's easily some of the most inventive, creative, and immediately appealing that Caetano Veloso has ever recorded – at a level that easily sums up all his past genius in a range of styles, but finds a way to fuse the whole thing down to a very focused core. The vocals alone are wonderful – that haunting style that Veloso really seemed to develop strongly after his years in London – and the instrumentation is often spare and simple, but with these great little twists and turns – especially on the rhythms and phrasing. And despite what must be a relatively large venue, Veloso preserves this sense of intimacy throughout – really reminding us of his undeniable pull, not just in Brazilian culture, but around the globe as well. Titles include "Homem", "Quando", "Um", "Lindeza", "Reconvexo", "Voce", "A", "Funk", "Alguem", and "Eclipse". CD
Also available Multishow Ao Vivo – Abracaco (DVD) ... DVD 24.99

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Caetano VelosoMultishow Ao Vivo – Abracaco (DVD) ... DVD
Universal (Brazil), 2013. New Copy ... $24.99
Caetano Veloso looks like a bit of an old geezer on the back cover of this live set – but damn if he isn't still one of the most exciting talents in the world, even alongside most of the contemporary generation too! The performance is a concert that's very much in the spirit of the studio album Abracao – and the two wonderful records that preceded it – music that's easily some of the most inventive, creative, and immediately appealing that Caetano Veloso has ever recorded – at a level that easily sums up all his past genius in a range of styles, but finds a way to fuse the whole thing down to a very focused core. The vocals alone are wonderful – that haunting style that Veloso really seemed to develop strongly after his years in London – and the instrumentation is often spare and simple, but with these great little twists and turns – especially on the rhythms and phrasing. And despite what must be a relatively large venue, Veloso preserves this sense of intimacy throughout – really reminding us of his undeniable pull, not just in Brazilian culture, but around the globe as well. Titles include "Homem", "Quando", "Um", "Lindeza", "Reconvexo", "Voce", "A", "Funk", "Alguem", and "Eclipse". DVD features 5 more tracks than the CD – plus subtitles in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. DVD
(All Region.)
Also available Multishow Ao Vivo – Abracaco ... CD 18.99

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Caetano VelosoUns ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $13.99
An extremely poetic little set from Caetano Veloso – very personal, and with some nice play with language on some of the album's best tracks – almost recalling his best intimate moments of the 70s! A few tracks are a bit more upbeat – with keyboards and a bit more electricity – but most of the record really sparkles when Caetano keeps it cool – mostly using acoustic guitar in the background, and letting the raspy brilliance of his voice come to the forefront of the mix. Titles include "Eclipse Oculto", "Voce E Linda", "Quero Ir A Cuba", "Coisa Mais Linda", "Salva Vida", and "Uns". CD

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X-ecutionersX-pressions ... LP
Asphodel, 1997. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
The premier LP from the legendary DJ crew X-ecutioners, previously known as the X-Men, who'd released a number of records on their own. About half the LP is DJ tracks with the amazing turntable work you'd expect from Roc Raider, Mista Sinista, Rob Swift and Eclipse. These tracks are more dense, with separate 4-5 minute tracks as opposed the sprawling style of albums like Rob Swift's (equally dope) Soulful Fruit. The other half are strong vocal tracks including the single "Musica Negra (Black Music)" featuring Gudtyme, "The Cipher", "Musical Interaction" also with Gudtyme, "Raida's Theme" featuring the E-Bros. LP, Vinyl record album

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Don BryantPrecious Soul (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Around September 17, 2014 (delayed)
A real lost treasure on Hi Records – one of the few albums ever cut by Don Bryant, a singer whose talents seemed to be eclipsed by the rising stars of Al Green and Ann Peebles – but who was every bit as great! Bryant's got a sound here that's still firmly in the Hi style forged by Willie Mitchell – who produces this set – but there's also some nicely rougher edges too, a sound that's almost more Stax than Hi – and which certainly features a bit of a nod to Wilson Pickett down in Muscle Shoals – not exactly funk, but with some nice grit in the grooves! The whole thing's great – and titles include "Try Me", "Cry Baby", "Funky Broadway", "Soul Man", "Land Of 1000 Dances", "She's Looking Good", and "Slip Away". CD
Also available Precious Soul (with download) ... LP 11.99

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Charles MingusCharles Mingus & Friends In Concert ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Around October 22, 2014
Mingus live is always a treat – especially in these later years, when the fire seemed to go out of most of his studio recordings. Live, though, he always managed to kick it hard - with the sort of emotion that graced his strong early albums. And despite the fact that this one's conducted by Teo Macero, and features some remarks from Bill Cosby – the affair's still pretty hip, and the soloists go to town nicely – with those stretched-out performances that always made for the best individual moments in a Mingus record! The record features great work from Gene Ammons and Bobby Jones on tenor, Lee Konitz and Charles McPherson on alto, James Moody on flute, Randy Weston on piano, Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Eddie Bert on trombone – and Honey Gordon sings a lovely vocal on the track "Eclipse". Other titles include "Jump Monk", "Us Is Two", "ESP", and "Ecclusiastics". CD
Also available Charles Mingus & Friends In Concert ... CD 11.99

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Joao GilbertoVoz E Violao ... CD
Verve, 2000. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A wonderful album by one of the all-time greats! The record is Joao Gilberto's best in years, and it was produced by Caetano Veloso – in a spare, stripped-down style that's very similar to Joao's classic self-titled album from 1973, with an equally moody sound overall! Veloso used some wonderful recording techniques – and Joao's warm vocals and haunting guitar work are handled in a manner that unlocks all of their dark beauty and charm – without any of the sweetness that sometimes holds back some of his other later recordings. Titles include "Voce Vai Ver", "Segredo", "Chega De Saudade", "Eclipse", "Desde Que O Samba E Samba", "Eu Vim Da Bahia", and "Da Cor Do Pecado". CD

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New Billy CobhamTotal Eclipse ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Full throttle fusion from Billy Cobham, the kind of stuff we once winced at because of the really over the top moments of heavy, heavy jamming, but that we find ourselves more sympathetic to these days, probably for the more sublime moments that poke through the onslaught here and there, including some nice spacey tracks. The Brecker brothers are up front, and the group has the tight electric approach you'd guess, with some easier grooves sliding in between the full on moments, and even a bit of funk, too. Includes "Solarization", "Lunarputians", "Total Eclipse", "Bandits", "Moon Germs","The Moon Ain't Made Of Green Cheese", "Sea Of tranquility" and "Last Frontier" LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Freddie HubbardBlack Angel ... CD
Atlantic, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A totally fantastic set from the turn of the 70s, and one of Freddie Hubbard's most soulful, spiritual albums ever – a seminal chapter in the evolution of soul jazz – and a record that was a keen inspiration for changes to come on labels like Strata East and Black Jazz! The group here features Kenny Barron on both electric and acoustic piano – really stretching out with a hip, open sort of sound – possibly his first of this type on record – and other players include James Spaulding on alto and flute, Reggie Workman on bass, Louis Hayes on drums, and Patato Valdes on added percussion – giving a more complicated groove to the best numbers. Tunes are all long and well-penned – three by Freddie himself ("Eclipse", "Spacetrack", "Gittin' Down"), one by Kenny Barron ("Black Angel"), and one by Walter Bishop (the original recording of his classic "Coral Keys"!) CD
(Atlantic 50th Anniversary pressing.)

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New Thad JonesEclipse ... LP
Metronome (Sweden), 1979. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Thad Jones is in great European company here – leading a large group that's filled with wonderful soloists – all of whom bring a soulful depth to the music, at a level that may well top similar recordings by the Jones/Lewis Big Band! Thad's great ear for color and tone really shapes the proceedings – but it's also the work by the soloists who really make the record sparkle – a lineup that includes work from Idrees Sulieman and Allan Botschinsky on trumpets, Jesper Thilo on alto, Erling Kroner and Vincent Nilsson on trombones, and Ole Kock Hansen on piano. Titles include "Honky Punk", "Baby I Can't Get Over It", "I Hope This Time Isn't The Last", "Arrival", and "La Solitude". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker on the back and a bit of light wear.)

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New Just-IceDesolate One ... LP
Fresh, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second post Mantronik set from the frequently slept on 80s rap genius Just-Ice – featuring production by none other than KRS-One – with a few righteous and ruthless tracks that stand up with the best from the earlier classic LPs! The rugged and raw KRS backdrop serves Just-Ice's gruff delivery very well – and if Desolate isn't the masterpiece it could have been, it's quality still eclipses many more popularly heralded albums from the era! "Na Touch Da Just", "Desolate One", "Welfare Recipients", "Hijack" and a surprisingly dope performance by Heavy D on "Ram DanceHall Session." LP, Vinyl record album

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New Last PoetsRight On! ... CD
Collectables, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the wildest albums ever by the mighty Last Poets! Billed as "a woodstock in poetry", this is the soundtrack to the obscure film Right On (billed as "the hit film" on the cover), which was shot using the first version of the Last Poets that included Felipe Lucianao, David Nelson, and the wild card Gylan Kain – a group who originally had the name and style of protest poetry, but who had been eclipsed when the poet Abiodun left them and formed the group that first recorded for Douglas Records. The album, sort of a "we're back" effort, was produced by Juggy Murray, and apparently all recorded at the Cubiculo Theatre in New York – and it's one of two albums on the Juggernaut label, which also featured Kain's solo record. Most of the record is spare percussion, with the band shouting over the top – and the sound is even rawer than the group's first LP on Douglas. The titles should say it all – as the record features "My Pretty N*gger", "Tell Me Brother", "Die Nigga!", "James Brown", "Soul", "Poetry Is Black", "Into The Streets", and "Library", clearly a big influence on KRS-1. CD

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New Bill LeeDo The Right Thing – Original Score ... LP
Columbia, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful set of ambitious soul jazz tracks – the score to the film Do The Right Thing, written by Spike's dad Bill Lee! The album's a lot more obscure than the one that included all the vocal songs used in the film – and honestly, has always really been eclipsed by that one because of all the hits it contained. But Bill's work for Spike is, as always, totally great – very rich, warm, and filled with an emotional depth that always makes us wonder why more folks never used him for soundtrack work. The music is by a core group that includes Kenny Barron, Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison, and Branford Marsalis – augmented by strings on a number of tracks, especially at the beginning, where there's kind of a Copeland-esque "break of day" feel. Titles include "How Long", "Magic Eddie Prince Ain't Niggers", "We Love Roll Call Y'all", "Mookie Goes Home", "Tawana", and "Wake Up Finale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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New Louie Vega/Elements Of LifeEclipse (with download) ... LP
Fania, 2013. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Louie Vega on Fania Records – a long-overdue match that really makes for some amazing sounds on this set! The pairing isn't that much of a surprise – given that Louie's done plenty to keep Latin music alive in the past few decades in the clubs – from his own Nuyorican Soul experiments, to some of the key remixes he's done for other artists. Yet this time around, there's something extra-special going on – not only a presentation of the Vega sound that's even tighter than before, but which has a way of pulling together a rich array of historical strands – and not just the salsa you might expect from Fania! Rootsy elements mix perfectly with tight club instrumentation – and the set features great guest work from Josh Milan, Lisa Fischer, Cindy Mizelle, and Anane – on cuts that include some very cool covers – including "Overtake Don Overtake Overtake", "Barbara Ann", "I Believe In Miracles", "Sodade", "I Dream A World", "Harlem River Drive", "Berimbau", and "Children Of The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)
Also available Eclipse ... CD 17.99

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New Eric DolphyOut There ... CD
New Jazz/OJC, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
Eric Dolphy's second album as a leader – and already a bold step forward from the first! The format here changes from the more standard lineup of before – as Dolphy drops out other horn players, loses the piano, and brings the cello of Ron Carter into the frontline! Backing is by the bass of George Duvivier and the drums of Roy Haynes – and the mix of cello and bass creates the freely spirited sound that allows Dolphy to take off on even freer solo flights. The session has a very moody, very dark feel – especially on the tracks where Dolphy is playing B flat and bass clarinet – and titles include "The Baron", "Eclipse", "Sketch Of Melba", "Feathers", and "17 West". CD

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New Eric DolphyOut There ... LP
Prestige/New Jazz, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
Eric Dolphy's second album as a leader – and already a bold step forward from the first! The format here changes from the more standard lineup of before – as Dolphy drops out other horn players, loses the piano, and brings the cello of Ron Carter into the frontline! Backing is by the bass of George Duvivier and the drums of Roy Haynes – and the mix of cello and bass creates the freely spirited sound that allows Dolphy to take off on even freer solo flights. The session has a very moody, very dark feel – especially on the tracks where Dolphy is playing B flat and bass clarinet – and titles include "The Baron", "Eclipse", "Sketch Of Melba", "Feathers", and "17 West". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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New Eric DolphyOut There (Jazz Classics pressing) ... LP
Prestige/New Jazz, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
Eric Dolphy's second album as a leader – and already a bold step forward from the first! The format here changes from the more standard lineup of before – as Dolphy drops out other horn players, loses the piano, and brings the cello of Ron Carter into the frontline! Backing is by the bass of George Duvivier and the drums of Roy Haynes – and the mix of cello and bass creates the freely spirited sound that allows Dolphy to take off on even freer solo flights. The session has a very moody, very dark feel – especially on the tracks where Dolphy is playing B flat and bass clarinet – and titles include "The Baron", "Eclipse", "Sketch Of Melba", "Feathers", and "17 West". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing in the Jazz Classics cover. Cover has masking tape and some splitting on the seams, some wear, some stickers, a cutout hole, and light stains on the back.)

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New Bobby HutchersonTotal Eclipse (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A brilliant collaboration between vibist Bobby Hutcherson and reedman Harold Land – the first Blue Note album to feature the talents of the pair together, and a stone classic from the very first note! Hutcherson had already been making big waves for the label with his earlier sides – some avant, some soulful, all great – but adding Land's magical tenor and flute to the mix really opens his sound up a lot, and unlocks a lyrical quality in Bobby's music that really points the way to his flourishing years in the 70s! Yet all is not totally sweet – as both Land and Hutcherson maintain an edginess on the record that makes it more of a progression from the "new thing" years than a break – and pianist Chick Corea is on hand, moving through a very similar path in his own music too. Other players include Reggie Johnson on bass and Joe Chambers on drums – and the tracks are nice and long, with that free-wheeling soulful sound that Land seemed to nicely bring to Hutcherson's playing. Titles include "Herzog", "Same Shame", "Maxtrix", "Total Eclipse", and "Pompeian". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Lee MorganTom Cat ... CD
Blue Note, 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of our top 5 favorite Blue Note records of all time – a bold and powerful session from trumpeter Lee Morgan, but one that sat in the vaults for 15 years before release! The session was recorded around the same time as Morgan's hit The Sidewinder (which eclipsed its release at the time) – but it's got the soaring, searching energy of later Morgan work on records like Sixth Sense or Charisma – a whole new groove at the time, and one that's explored perfectly by a group that includes Jackie McLean on alto sax, Curtis Fuller on trombone, McCoy Tyner on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Art Blakey on drums. Modal lines come into play with older hardbop and soul jazz modes – and the result is an explosive batch of tunes that resonate with bold power throughout! Nearly all tunes are incredible originals by Lee Morgan – and titles include "Tom Cat", "Exotique", "Twice Around", and the completely captivating "Rigor Mortis". A treasure, and one not to pass up! CD
(Out of print.)

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New Osaka MonaurailRiptide ... CD
Shout (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Tremendous work from one of our favorite funk combos ever – Japan's legendary Osaka Monaurail, easily one of the sharpest, tightest, most soulful groups of the past 20 years! These guys have a really no-nonsense approach to funk – from the top to the bottom, from the execution to the production, from the street to the speaker – with a sound that's one of the few to really get a pure approach to the best funky 45 material of the late 60s and early 70s! There's no hoke, no easy references, no simplistic retro sensibilities – just rock-solid, razor-sharp instrumentation – at a level to match the James Brown band on late 60s King Records – who are clearly an inspiration for the crew. This set's got all their best funky 45 energy firmly intact, but also features a few longer numbers with sweet solos too – and as usual, the vocals are completely unique – raw funk, but with an accented twist that really grabs us. Titles include "Riptide", "The Horse", "Liberty", "Solar Eclipse", "Calinga", "Fruit Basket", and "Determination". CD

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New Steely DanRoyal Scam ... LP
ABC, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
My god, what a record! This one's genius through and through – a set that sometimes gets eclipsed in the brilliance to come, but which is easily one of our favorites ever by Steely Dan! There's a beautifully focused feel here – thanks to Donald Fagan's incredible lead vocals, and a sense of songwriting that never takes any left turns – no odd forays into different styles or previous genres, just all steeped in Steely, as the group should be by this point! John Klemmer turns in some wonderful sax work that really helps shape the sound, and titles include the wonderful "Caves Of Altimira", "Kid Charlemagne", "Don't Take Me Alive", "Green Earrings", and "The Royal Scam". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing, including the heavy inner sleeve.)

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New VariousBest Of Brunswick – Disco & Boogie ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Killer clubby grooves from the last years of the Brunswick label – a great sampling of the disco, funk, and boogie the imprint released after its initial run of hits! This side of Brunswick isn't nearly as well known as classics by Jackie Wilson or The Chi-Lites, but it's an equally great aspect of the label – and shows that even in the waning years, they still had their ears towards some of the hipper corners of the American soul underground – the sharpest talents who packed the most powerful punch! Tracks include "I Wanna Boogie With You" by Charlie Singleton & Stargasm, "Disco Boogie" by Total Eclipse, "Disco Stomp" by Bohannon, "Love Hangover" by Touch, "Time Moves On" by Strutt, "Roller Skate" by Vaughan Mason, "Gotta Get It" by Tony Valor, "Strut Your Stuff" by Young & Company, "Ali Shuffle" by Alvin Cash, "Happiness" by Lionel Hampton, and "Stay Away From My Lover" by Satin Dream. CD

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New Ralph BowenTotal Eclipse ... CD
Posi tone, 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Smoking tenor and organ work here from the team of Ralph Bowen and Jared Gold – two players who find a wonderful space together right from the start! Bowen's tenor has just the sort of sharp tone to match the energy of Gold's Hammond – able to take off right away, yet also stop on a dime – and still manage to keep things swinging in the process – a rare blend of modernism and soul, and one that takes us back to some of the most inventive sessions like this from the 60s! The group also features Mike Moreno on guitar and Rudy Royston on drums – both players who, like Bowen and Gold, seem to have rhythm on their minds at all times. Titles include "On Green", "Hip Check", "Exosphere", "Arrows Of Light", and "Into The City". CD

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New Thad JonesDanish Radio Big Band & Eclipse ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), 1978. New Copy 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
A pair of 70s gems from Thad Jones – both recorded for the Storyville label in Denmark! First up is Live At The Montmartre – a great live set from Thad Jones and his ultra-hip Danish Radio Big Band – a large group we love even more than Thad's more famous ensemble with drummer Mel Lewis! This group's got lots of European players in the mix, and feels a lot like an MPS ensemble from the late 60s or early 70s – with lots of bold colors, soaring solo energy, and a few breakout grooves that make the album sound especially great overall! In addition to Thad's work on cornet, the set also features stellar horn work from Allan Botschinsky and Idrees Sulieman on trumpets, Richard Boone and Erling Kroner on trombones, Jesper Thilo and Bent Jaedig on reeds, and Ole Kock Hansen on Fender Rhodes – which make an especially nice appearance on a few key tracks. Titles include "Day Dream", "Tip Tope", "New York City", "Kids Are Pretty People", "A Good Time Was Had By All", and "61st & Richit". On Eclipse, Thad Jones is in great European company – leading a large group that's filled with wonderful soloists – all of whom bring a soulful depth to the music, at a level that may well top similar recordings by the Jones/Lewis Big Band! Thad's great ear for color and tone really shapes the proceedings – but it's also the work by the soloists who really make the record sparkle – a lineup that includes work from Idrees Sulieman and Allan Botschinsky on trumpets, Jesper Thilo on alto, Erling Kroner and Vincent Nilsson on trombones, and Ole Kock Hansen on piano. Titles include "Honky Punk", "Baby I Can't Get Over It", "I Hope This Time Isn't The Last", "Arrival", and "La Solitude". CD

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New Total EclipseGreat Combination ... CD
BRC/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great combination of funk and soul – upbeat and mellow on the same album, served up by this rare indie combo from the 70s! The album's one of the few to appear on the elite BRC imprint of Brunswick Records – home to some incredible work over just a very short stretch, including this near-perfect set of sounds from Total Eclipse! The record begins with a few mellow numbers that would be right at home in the New Jersey soul scene of the early 70s – then rolls into some upbeat funk tracks that aren't disco at all, but show that quicker variant of funk that came to the forefront back when the clubs still had a nice sort of edge. Instrumentation includes lots of offbeat touches on the rhythms – and some cool moog on one track – and lead singer Bernard Fowler has this great quality that's heartbreaking when it wants to be, and positive at other moments. Titles include "St Albans Strut", "Midtown", "A Great Combination", "Loneliness", "Space Boogie", and "Plain Insane". CD

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New Bobby CaldwellLight Mellow Bobby Caldwell ... CD
Victor (Japan), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The title certainly gets it right – and the set's way more than a "greatest hits" collection of work by Bobby Caldwell – and a massive batch of some of his best numbers of the 70s and 80s, all flowing together beautifully with a sweet little Free Soul vibe! The 20 track package features a few familiar Caldwell numbers, but also includes some really wonderful gems pulled from the deeper catalog of his albums over the years – tracks that are often eclipsed next to the hits, and which show the depth of his talents in a blue-eyed soul mode, and how strongly his work kept on going well into the 80s! There's a warmly compressed sound to most numbers that perfectly fuses jazz and soul – and titles include "Come To Me", "All Or Nothing At All", "Mazatlan", "In The Name Of Love", "Don't Ask My Neighbor", "Never Loved Before", "Open Your Eyes", "Coming Down From Love", "Sherry", "Love Won't Wait", "Words", and "Jamaica". CD

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New Gap BandDisrespect (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Total Experience, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Total Eclipse sleeve. Label has a sticker.)

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New Freddie HubbardBlack Angel ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
A totally fantastic set from the turn of the 70s, and one of Freddie Hubbard's most soulful, spiritual albums ever – a seminal chapter in the evolution of soul jazz – and a record that was a keen inspiration for changes to come on labels like Strata East and Black Jazz! The group here features Kenny Barron on both electric and acoustic piano – really stretching out with a hip, open sort of sound – possibly his first of this type on record – and other players include James Spaulding on alto and flute, Reggie Workman on bass, Louis Hayes on drums, and Patato Valdes on added percussion – giving a more complicated groove to the best numbers. Tunes are all long and well-penned – three by Freddie himself ("Eclipse", "Spacetrack", "Gittin' Down"), one by Kenny Barron ("Black Angel"), and one by Walter Bishop (the original recording of his classic "Coral Keys"!) LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has some discoloration, but looks good overall.)

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New Last PoetsRight On! ... LP
Juggernaut, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the wildest albums ever by the mighty Last Poets! Billed as "a woodstock in poetry", this is the soundtrack to the obscure film Right On (billed as "the hit film" on the cover), which was shot using the first version of the Last Poets that included Felipe Lucianao, David Nelson, and the wild card Gylan Kain – a group who originally had the name and style of protest poetry, but who had been eclipsed when the poet Abiodun left them and formed the group that first recorded for Douglas Records. The album, sort of a "we're back" effort, was produced by Juggy Murray, and apparently all recorded at the Cubiculo Theatre in New York – and it's one of two albums on the Juggernaut label, which also featured Kain's solo record. Most of the record is spare percussion, with the band shouting over the top – and the sound is even rawer than the group's first LP on Douglas. The titles should say it all – as the record features "My Pretty N*gger", "Tell Me Brother", "Die Nigga!", "James Brown", "Soul", "Poetry Is Black", "Into The Streets", and "Library", clearly a big influence on KRS-1. LP, Vinyl record album

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New OscillotronEclipse ... LP
Cineploit (Austria), 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Weird and spooky sounds from Oscillotron – a one-man outfit, but working here in sharply cinematic splendor! The music here takes plenty of cues from the late 70s/early 80s horror generation – with some wonderfully dark keyboard lines that resonate strongly throughout the entire set – sometimes spare and moody, sometimes quite full and forceful! Like other titles on the great Cineploit label, this one has a new artist picking up a sweet retro cinematic vibe – and honestly carrying off the whole thing almost better than original film scores from years back. Titles include "Embryo", "Oracle", "Dawn", "Eclipse", "Terror" and "Assembly". LP, Vinyl record album
(First 250 copies include bonus CD.)
 
 
 



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