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Jocelyn BrownEgo Maniac (dance version, acapella, dub)/Love's Gonna Get You (acapella) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1987. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a sticker.)

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Ego SummitRoom Isn't Big Enough ... LP
Old Age / No Age, 1997. Near Mint- ... $34.99
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(In a plain black jacket with loose cover art, insert & photo.)

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Jazz Band De FreeEgo ... LP
Whatmusic (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99
A groundbreaking session from the Argentine scene of the early 70s – a record that blends together electric, free, and Latin jazz into some very extended groovers! The "free" in the group's name shouldn't be taken to mean that they've got the same free jazz sound as European avant players from the time – because the freeness here is more in spirit, and doesn't really mean that they leave behind the rhythmic pulse and essential swing that makes these tunes so great. There's certainly an intensity to the playing, but even when the group's going "out" for a moment, they swing right back inside – propelled along with some nice electric touches on keyboards and guitar. Titles include "Tema De Fatiga", "Shh Bea Duerme", "Ambientex", and "Ego Luego Existen". LP, Vinyl record album

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New CameoUgly Ego ... LP
Chocolate City, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever from Cameo – the group's third release! The album's got a great approach that hints at more sophisticated soul styles, but which is still firmly in charge of the bass-driven grooves that made their early albums so great – a compressed approach to the music that was copied by countless other groups at the time, but rarely came off this well! The whole thing's great – filled with excellent cuts that include "I'll Be With You", "Give Love a Chance", "Ugly Ego", "Two of Us", "Friend to Me", "Insane", and "I Want You". Super-dope – with loads of great jams! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a mark from sticker removal.)

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New Tony Williams LifetimeEgo ... LP
Polydor, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the last completely intense albums from Tony Williams' Lifetime group – a slightly changed lineup from the original trio – one that includes guitarist Ted Dunbar, bassist Ron Carter, and percussionists Don Alias and Warren Smith. The group still features some searing organ work from Larry Young (recording here as Khalid Yasin), but the overall sound is also a bit spacier, and even more percussion-driven than before. Dunbar's tripped-out guitar is a nice change from the more rock-focused sound of John McLaughlin on earlier records – and he seems to free the players from their fuzzed out sound, and let them hit some nicely organic moments. Titles include "Clap City", "There Comes A Time", "Two Worlds", "Some Hip Drum Sh!t", "Lonesome Wells" and "The Urchin's Of Shermese". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Damu The FudgemunkEgo Trip –Top 20 Sample Flips Mixtape ... Cassette
Redefinition/Ego Trip, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beat tape from Damu The Fudgemunk! In a world of download and/or CD "mixtapes" and "beat tapes", it's frankly pretty sweet to see a nicely done, good ol' fashioned cassette tape – and beyond the novel release format, Damu delivers the goods on a creative level – a one-take, all vinyl mix, sans tracklist, thank you very much! Released in collaborabation of the fine purveyors of blueprint era hip hop culture at Ego Trip and Redefinition Records. Cassette
 
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BEF (British Electric Foundation)Music Of Quality & Distinction Vol 1 ... LP
Virgin (UK), 1982. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A strangely compelling project from the British Electric Foundation – the production alter ego of Heaven 17 from the early 80s! The core of the package features tracks from a BEF tribute to pop of the 60s and 70s – featuring a great assortment of (then) nearly-lost singers, working through an equally great assortment of tunes of older vintage – all produced with some slightly ironic new wave touches, but also still coming across in versions that clearly respect the originals. Titles include "It's Over" and "The Secret Life Of Arabia" by Billy Mackenzie, "Wichita Lineman" and "Perfect Day" by Glenn Gregory, "Suspicious Minds" by Gary Glitter, "These Boots Are Made For Walking" by Paula Yates, "There's A Ghost In My House" by Paul Jones "You Keep Me Hanging On" by Bernie Nolan, "Ball Of Confusion" by Tina Turner and "Anyone Who Had A Heart" by Sandie Shaw. LP, Vinyl record album

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New BlackaliciousNIA (2LP) ... LP
Quannum, 2000. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
The Gift of Gab serves your ears melodic, driving, challenging wordplay at it's best on this album from the Quannum Projects label out of the Bay Area, who brought you DJ Shadow and Latyrx. The jazzy, soulful, reflective, bouncing music is entirely produced by DJ Chief Xcel and features cameos by Lyrics Born and Lateef from Latyrx on two separate tracks ("Do This My Way" and "Smithzonian Institute Of Rhyme", respectively.) It also includes the single "Deception" and the tracks "Searching", "The Fabulous Ones", "A To G", "Cliff Hanger", "Shallow Days", "Ego Trip By Nikki Giovanni", "You Didn't Know That Though", "Trouble (Eve Of Destruction)", "Reanimation", "Beyonder", "Making Progress", "Sleep", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves.)

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New Jocelyn BrownOne From The Heart ... LP
Warner, 1987. Near Mint- ... $1.99
A classic groover from Jocelyn Brown! One From The Heart was a big mainstream moment for Jocelyn Brown – the crowning realization of all the great work she'd done in the club underground in the early part of the 80s – presented here with a slightly more crossover vibe, but a sound that's still pretty darn great in the end, thanks to Brown's tremendous vocals. Jocelyn's really keeping an older style of female soul alive here – amidst some beats and more programmed rhythms – belting things out with the pipes that first rose her to fame in the disco years, pretty proud and unabashed here. Rhythms are better than usual for a major label record like this – thanks to help from Hubert Eaves and Jellybean – and titles include "Love's Gonna Get You", "Ego Maniac", "True Love", "Caught In The Act", "I Cry Real Tears", and "Living Without Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Betty CarterFinally – Betty Carter ... LP
Roulette, 1969. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Mellow but compelling work from Betty Carter – singing here with the Norman Simmons trio in an album of material pulled from 2 different live dates in 1969. There's a few nice numbers where the group really opens up – and Betty pushes the envelope vocally, in a style that she'd explore more fully in her later work on her own label. The tracks are mostly standards, but the album features a great version of Randy Weston's "Ego", plus the tracks "All Through The Day", "Body & Soul", "I Only Have Eyes For You", and "Seems Like Old Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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Denmark Vessey & Scud OneCult Classic (colored vinyl – with download) ... LP
Dirty Science, 2014. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Detroit rapper Denmark Vessey teams up with Chicago-native producer Scud One – on a record that truly delivers the goods – and could easily end up with a repuation akin to the album's title! Includes appearances by Guilty Simpson, Exile and Quelle Chris. Titles include "Intro To Cult Classic", "Hoeinindagaddadavida", "Just Talking", "Half A Gram" feat Guilty Simpson, "They Schweepy", "Do You Believe", "Thank You Based God", "Let The God Eat" feat Scud One, "Ego Trip" and "Bonus Track". LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl. Includes download.)

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Digable PlanetsBlowout Comb ... CD
Pendulum, 1994. Used ... $5.99
The laidback classic! The Digables certainly weren't the first or the most innovative hip hop group to rely upon cooled out jazzy grooves for the backbone of their sound, but they really brought it home with a hugely endearing and long enduring vibe – and this is their masterpiece! All these years later, Blowout Comb is still pure gold. Loads of tripped out arrangements on live instruments – which is a huge step for the group after their largely sampled debut – and layer upon layer of groovy vocals in addition to the easy rhymes of Butterfly, Ladybug and Doodlebug. Also includes an appearance by Jeru! Probably the catchiest jazz-rap fusion record of all time! Tracks include "The May 4th Movement Starring Doodlebug", "Black Ego", "Dog It", "Jettin", "Borough Check", "Highing Fly", "Dial 7", "The Art Of Easing", "K.B.'s Alley", "Graffiti", "Blowing Down", "9th Wonder", and "For Corners". CD

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Dr OctagonEarth People (interstellar time travel mix, earth planet mix)/No Awareness (lyrical hydraulics)/Bear Witness (Q-bert gets biz) ... 12-inch
Bulk, 1995. Sealed ... $11.99
The first single from Kool Keith's alter ego. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Shrinkwrap has a small hole.)

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New Peter Michael HamelVoice Of Silence (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vertigo/Wah Wah (Spain), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
An amazing extension of the world of Terry Riley and LaMonte Young – taken in a whole new direction by Peter Michael Hamel for this rare early 70s album on Vertigo! The music is mindblowing – spare, minimalist passages that features unique instruments in unique tunings – played in these ways that have subtle sounds making subtle shifts, until they build into these really amazing waves of sound and music! Hamel sings just a bit – but in a way that he credits as "the harmonic tone spectrum of the voice made audible" – and instrumentation includes a specially-tuned piano, a transformed organ, and maybe more – all produced in a way that's mighty eerie! Titles include "Panta Tantra", "The Voice Of Silence", and "Ego Loss". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Boobie Knight & The SoulcietySoul Ain't No New Thing ... LP
RCA, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Reissue of an amazingly hard to find funk album on RCA! The Soulciety group was the brainchild of Boobie Knight, and they were one of the many funky groups that fell under the supervision of Harvey Fuqua while he was working for RCA. Boobie's group has a totally different sound than the others on the label, though, and the album's a complicated mix of soul, funk, and heavy-duty jamming. The set includes the nice breakbeat cut "Power To The People", plus a heavy funk workout on "Ego Trippin". Other nice ones include "The Changing Game", "Soul Ain't No New Thing", and "King Of The Real Good Guys". LP, Vinyl record album

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Danny KortchmarInnuendo ... LP
Asylum, 1980. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A surprisingly nice record from one time Fug and session guitar giant Danny "The Kootch" Kortchmar – done for Asylum with a sound that moves from punchy power pop, to more measured singer songwriter stuff, in the vein of Jackson Browne and Warren Zevon – both of whom the Kootch had worked for. As was the case with other Asylum records at the end of the 70s/start of the 80s, the production can be a little too much of the era, but the songs are really strong and Danny just doesn't get enough recognition for his work as a headliner. Solid and tuneful! Titles include "You And What Army", "Lost In The Shuffle", "Killer's Kiss", "Ghost Of Errol Flynn", "Endless Sleep", "Innuendo", "Ego Tripper", "I Starred In That Movie", "Hair Of The Dog" and "When The Eagle Flies". LP, Vinyl record album

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MadhouseServe 'Em Madhouse ... LP
Today, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Hard, raw, righeous group funk – one of the hardest-hitting early albums ever produced by Patrick Adams! The set's got a feel that's much more like the Detroit work on the Westbound label than other records on the Today label – no surprise, given that group leader Mudbone later worked with Bootsy Collins in The Rubber Band! The style here is a bit more freewheeling than P-Funk, though – really jamming at times, with raw guitar, wild horn parts, and long tracks that blend together bits of funk, rock, and electric jazz! Titles include the break-heavy suite "Last Apocalypse", plus "Nixon's Ego Trip", "Great Debate", "Get Some Of This", and "Serve 'Em". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Charles MansonCharles Manson Sings (aka Lie – The Love & Terror Cult) ... CD
Aware One, 1968. Used ... $6.99
If Terry Melcher hadn't given Charles Manson the brush off, this album may well have come out on Columbia in the late 60s, and made Manson the rock and roll star he wanted to be! And while we're as disturbed as everyone else by the history of Charlie's violence, we also have to admit that we're kind of taken by this album – and find it a surprisingly good little record in a 60s folksy mode. There's really none of the creepiness that you might expect, and Manson's got a naivete that kind of transforms a Dylan-esque style into one that's overflowing with the raw emotion and personality of Jonathan Richman (but none of the silliness, of course.) Most of the music is recorded in a spare style, with acoustic guitar backing and a bit of additional vocals – and titles include "Ego", "Look At Your Game Girl", "I'll Never Say Never To Always", "Home Is Where You're Happy", "Big Iron Door", "I Once Knew A Man", "Garbage Dump", "Don't Do Anything Illegal", and "Slick City". CD

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Gil MelleQuadrama ... CD
Prestige (Japan), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $16.99
Sublime work from one of the true originals of 50s jazz! Gil Melle was a baritonist – but with a sound and approach that was completely unique – very different than bigger names on the instrument, like Jimmy Giuffre or Pepper Adams. He had an icy touch that was surprising for the instrument, crafted carefully in well-written compositions with longtime partner Joe Cinderella, an equally compelling guitarist who's working with Melle on this quartet session that also includes Shadow Wilson and George Duvivier. The tracks aren't as way-out as some of Melle's work, but they've got an edge that's undeniable – and which clearly set the tone for some of Jimmy Giuffre's work of the same period. Titles include "Walter Ego", "Full House", "Quadrama", and "Rush Hour In Hong Kong". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Open Mike EagleDark Comedy ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
Brilliant, darkly comic rhyme centric hip hop from Open Mike Eagle for the Mello Music Group – complete with excellent beats, by Jeremiah Jae, Dibia$e and Busdriver – plus guest appearances by Chicago-bred comedic genius Hannibal Burress and Kool A.D. of Das Racist. Titles include "Qualifiers", "Thirsty Ego Raps", "Golden Age Raps", "Idaho", "Sadface Penance Raps", "A History Of Modern Dance", "Big Pretty Bridges (3 Days Off In Albuquerque)" and more. CD

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Greg OsbyMindgames ... LP
JMT (Germany), 1998. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Titles include "Dolemite", "All That Matters", "Chin Lang", "Altered Ego", "Silent Attitude", and "This Is Not A Test". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain near the bottom, but record is very nice.)

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PraxisPraxis ... LP
Celluloid, 1984. Very Good ... $4.99
Bill Laswell's hip hop alter ego, but just from the beats side of the equation. A half dozen instrumental tracks, all DMX, 8-bit sampler and some scratching here and there. In the same vein as some of the other Celluloid releases of the time, or some of the early Keith Leblanc or even Trevor Horn material. Includes the tracks "1984", "NBS-A", "Last Wish", "NBS-X", "Cut-Time" and "Electro/Shock". LP, Vinyl record album

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Red KrayolaHazel ... LP
Drag City, 1996. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 16.98
One of the most collaborative albums ever from The Red Krayola – recorded at a time when the long coattails of Mayo Thompson had pulled together a rich range of creative talents from both sides of the Atlantic! The presence of all the younger musicians and vocalists really opens up the vision that Thompson had explored from his UK years onwards, but which had stagnated a bit in Germany – moving away here from Mayo's own ego, and instead spreading the energy amidst a lineup that includes key musicians from Chicago – like David Grubbs, Jim O'Rourke, and John McIntire – plus others who include Stephen Prina, Tom Watson, George Hurley, and Albert Oehlen. The songs are as diverse as their titles, but each have a very poetic, almost painterly feel – and titles include "Dad", "Serenade", "Another Song Another Satan", "Larking", "Timmy Two Bad", and "5124881". LP, Vinyl record album

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Steady BGoing Steady ... LP
Jive, 1989. Sealed ... $0.99
11 cuts from the Hilltop Hustla, including "Stone Cold Hustler", "Ego Trippin", "Nasty Girls" & "New Breed". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Open Mike EagleDark Comedy ... LP
Mello Music Group, 2014. New Copy ... Around September 2, 2014
Brilliant, darkly comic rhyme centric hip hop from Open Mike Eagle for the Mello Music Group – complete with excellent beats, by Jeremiah Jae, Dibia$e and Busdriver – plus guest appearances by Chicago-bred comedic genius Hannibal Burress and Kool A.D. of Das Racist. Titles include "Qualifiers", "Thirsty Ego Raps", "Golden Age Raps", "Idaho", "Sadface Penance Raps", "A History Of Modern Dance", "Big Pretty Bridges (3 Days Off In Albuquerque)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dark Comedy ... CD 11.99

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Louie RamirezAli Baba ... CD
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy ... Around August 15, 2014 (delayed)
One of the wildest albums in the history of Latin music – a crazy batch of Latin soul tunes made by Louie Ramirez under the alter ego of Ali Baba! The album starts with Ali saying "I hope you buy this album. I need the bread to buy a couple of camels. You see, I haven't had a hump in about a month!" – then rolls into a massively grooving tune entitled "Ungawa". This blend of Middle Eastern, African, and Latin themes in such short space – however goofball – really gets at the expansive feel of the set, as Louie's stepping way past the simple format of his earlier years, into the tripped-out styles that the Latin kids were digging in the late 60s. The album's even got a secret message hidden by backward masking – but even the forward bits are great, especially the tunes that cook with English lyrics by Bobby Marin! Titles include "I Dig Rhythm", "Ungawa", "Ali Baba", "Cookin' with Ali", "Yambu", "It's Not What You Say", and "Cachita". CD

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Nikki GiovanniTruth Is On Its Way ... LP
Right On, 1971. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
Nikki G in total righteousness, surrounded by a big choir, and dropping knowledge on cuts like "Great Pax Whitey", "Poem For Aretha", and "Ego Tripping". Very spiritual stuff, with backing vocals by the New York Community Choir, who also recorded a great soul album on RCA around the same time – and an overall approach that elevates Nikki's poetry into a very spiritual realm! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Digable PlanetsBlowout Comb (plus poster) ... LP
Pendulum/Modern Classics, 1994. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The laidback classic! The Digables certainly weren't the first hip hop group to rely upon cooled out jazzy grooves for the backbone of their sound, but they really brought it home with a hugely endearing and long enduring vibe – and this is their masterpiece! All these years later, Blowout Comb is still pure gold. Loads of tripped out arrangements on live instruments – which is a huge step for the group after their largely sampled debut – and layer upon layer of groovy vocals in addition to the easy rhymes of Butterfly, Ladybug and Doodlebug. Also includes an appearance by Jeru! Probably the catchiest jazz-rap fusion record of all time! Tracks include "The May 4th Movement Starring Doodlebug", "Black Ego", "Dog It", "Jettin", "Borough Check", "Highing Fly", "Dial 7", "The Art Of Easing", "K.B.'s Alley", "Graffiti", "Blowing Down", "9th Wonder", and "For Corners". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes 18 X 24 poster – plus insert with notes by Larry Mizelle Jr.)
Also available Blowout Comb ... CD 5.99

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New Louie RamirezAli Baba ... LP
Fania, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the wildest albums in the history of Latin music – a crazy batch of Latin soul tunes made by Louie Ramirez under the alter ego of Ali Baba! The album starts with Ali saying "I hope you buy this album. I need the bread to buy a couple of camels. You see, I haven't had a hump in about a month!" – then rolls into a massively grooving tune entitled "Ungawa". This blend of Middle Eastern, African, and Latin themes in such short space – however goofball – really gets at the expansive feel of the set, as Louie's stepping way past the simple format of his earlier years, into the tripped-out styles that the Latin kids were digging in the late 60s. The album's even got a secret message hidden by backward masking – but even the forward bits are great, especially the tunes that cook with English lyrics by Bobby Marin! Titles include "I Dig Rhythm", "Ungawa", "Ali Baba", "Cookin' with Ali", "Yambu", "It's Not What You Say", and "Cachita". LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousCold Heat – Heavy Funk Rarities 1968-1974 Vol 1 ... LP
Now Again/Stones Throw, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stones Throw does it again – with a massive batch of older funk rarities that tops most of the rest on the market! Cold Heat is a follow-up to the label's smoking Funky 16 Corners set – and like that one, it's overflowing with great bits that have barely (or never) been heard by the rest of the world at large. Compiler Egon has gone through a range of rare singles, masters, and demos – and has come up with tunes that burn with a brightness that's undeniable. The grooves are all on the harder end of the James Brown Funky People side of the spectrum – and some tracks are by names that are finally getting their due, thanks to the work of Ego, Wax Poetics, and some of the other funky forces doing the good work over the past few years. In a way, the collection's a summation of some of the singles and reissues coming out through the Now Again/Stones Throw imprint – but it also features some other bits and alternate versions that are totally great! Titles include "Don't Go" by Aristocrats Organization, "Loaded To The Gills (edit)" by Michael Liggins & The Supersouls, "Mr Chicken (alternate)" by The Soul Seven, "Slipping Into Darkness" by Dayton Sidewinders, "James Brown Medley" by The Apollo Commanders, "Scorpio" by Kashmere Stage Band, "Sad Chicken" by Leroy & The Drivers, "Street Scene" by Leon Mitchinson, "Free Your Mind" by Amnesty, "The Thing" by Carleen & The Groovers, "Go For Yourself (edit)" by Kenny Smith & The Loveliters, and "The Stretch (edit)" by Detroit Sex Machines. 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 Damu The FudgemonkSpare Overtime Re-Inspired ... CD
Redefinition, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Newly recorded, re-sequenced and retitled versions of cuts from Damu's Spare Time and Overtime sets. Includes "Our Presentation", "Pulsating (Pulse Remix 2012 Update)", "Live On Because (LB 2012 Update), "Ego Trouble (Troopin' 2012 Update), "Leo The Gemini 1 (Leo Part 1 2012 Update)", "Picturesque Storm (Colorful Remix 2012 Update)", "Next In Line (Y Society Remix Instro 2012 Update)" and more. CD

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New Joe Haider TrioMoment In Montreux (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sound Hills (Japan), 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great little record from a pianist we haven't heard in years – but who still really warms our ears with his music! Joe Haider is a name we know from key sessions for the Ego Records label at the end of the 70s – and he's working here with frequent partner from those albums, bassist Isla Eckinger – a really amazing player with a sense of sound and space that really leaves us breathless! Together, the pair find a perfect space amidst the gentle drums of Jimmy Wormworth – a setting that rings out with the deep tones and careful phrasing that Haider brought to those earlier records – at a level that's perhaps a bit more traditional than before, given the album's heavy reliance on standards – but which still shows a really individual sense of phrasing, and that goes even double for Eckinger. Titles include "Some Other Blues", "You Don't Know What Love Is", "All Of You", "Dear Old Stockholm", "A Moment In Montreux", and "You & The Night & The Music". CD

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New VariousStudio One Dub 2 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Soul Jazz keeps up the pressure, dipping deep into the never ending well of Studio One niceness for a second set of dub goodies rendered by Coxsone Dodd's alter dub ego, The Dub Specialist. Unlike some of the other dub vendors, Dodd doesn't go too nuts with the effects and so forth, keeping everything lean and close to the original rhythm, which is fine by us, since the core rhythms are tight and right from left to right! 18 extra heavy cuts in all, including "I'll Be Around Version" and "Run Run Version" by Sound Dimension, "Dubrock" by Soundstorm, "Watch OUt Version" by Albert & The Gladiators, "Moses Version" by the Brentford Reggae Band, "Peace Version" and "Natty Ting A Ling Pt 2" by the Brentford Disco Set, "Feel Like Jumping Pt 2" by Marcia Griffiths, "Reggae Version" by Drum Bago & the Rebel Group, "Soul Locks" by St Ct & The Gladiators Band, "How Could You Version" by Freddie & The Sound Dimension, "Any Where Version" by Holt & Sound Dimension, "Live 7 Dub" by Alton & The Soul Vendors, "Drunken Sailor Version" by Freddie McKay, 'Welding" by Ital Sound, and 'Dar Es Salaam", 'Always Dubbing" and "Mojo Papa" by Dub Specialist. LP, Vinyl record album

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New LeadersUnforseen Blessings ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1989. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the strongest albums from the Leaders sextet – an ensemble that features 6 of America's best left-of-center players of the time – all of them leaders of their own groups, putting aside ego to come together beautifully here! The set features Lester Bowie on trumpet, Arthur Blythe on alto, Chico Freeman on tenor and soprano, Kirk Lightsey on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Don Moye on percussion – all jamming to a set of original tunes that vary between longer numbers and shorter bits that are interspersed between the tracks – a balance that further underscores the creativity of the players. Titles include "Lucia", "Now A Moment", "Heaven Dance", "Peacemaker", "The Search", "Lightish", and "Sun Percussion Six". CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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New OzoneWalk On/Send It ... CD
Motown/Expansion (UK), 1980/1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first two albums from Ozone – back to back on a single CD! Walk On is the great debut of Ozone – a group who'd worked previously as the backing band for Billy Preston – which should give you an idea of how great they are! The group have a razor-sharp way of putting things together – tight and funky, yet never over the top – and definitely a real cut above most of their contemporaries – even at this heady time for soul music! The balance of their sound is wonderful – with some occasional smooth moments amidst the jazzy funk – and the whole thing feels more like some of the best Capitol Records groovers of the time, instead of what you might expect from early 80s Motown. Titles include "Cosmic Egg", "Ego", "Walk On", "This Is Funkin Insane", "That J", and "You On My Mind". Send It is filled with killer grooves from Ozone – an overlooked early 80s group on Motown, and easily one of the label's strongest suits of the time! The group have the tighter sound of most of the Motown work of the time – but they also manage a looser, more organic sort of approach to their groove – a sound that's almost more in the ensemble funk and 80s groove best of the Capitol Rare scene of the time, and a lot less like some of the more chartbound acts on their label. There's plenty of bass in the backings, but it's never used in a way that's too over the top – and the group balance things out nicely with a careful approach to vocals and some more sensitive ballads. Titles include "Keep On Dancin", "Over & Over Again", "Gigolette", "Do What Cha Wanna", "Tune Up", and "Girl I Can't Wait". Also includes a 12" single mix of "Gigolette". CD
 
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New Ahmed Abdul-MalikJazz Sounds Of Africa (Music Of Ahmed Abdul-Malik/Sounds Of Africa) ... CD
New Jazz/Prestige/ZYX (Germany), 1961/1962. Used ... $5.99
Revolutionary work from one of the most important talents you never heard of – 2 jazz/world classics from the amazing Ahmed Abdul-Malik! The CD begins with The Music Of Ahmed Abdul Malik from 1961 – a record that has the bassist working in a very sophisticated cross-cultural mode – pulling together many different strands of jazz and Eastern music, forging them into a very unique sound. Unlike some of Malik's other records, which featured a style that was very heavy on Middle Eastern instrumentation, this one's got a very even blend of jazz – and features excellent work by Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, Calo Scott on cello, Eric Dixon on tenor, and Andrew Cyrille on drums. Malik himself plays bass and oud, and the record's got a snaking mix of jazz and exoticism that's roughly similar to Yusef Lateef's work on Savoy, or some of Sun Ra's work from the time. Titles include "Nights On Saturn", "La Ibkey", "The Hustlers", and "Oud Blues". Sounds Of Africa is one of Malik's greatest – a combination of both his modern and experimental sides, a mixture of off-key hardbop and odd instrumentation that includes cello, oud, and lots of extra percussion. The fantastic Tommy Turrentine plays trumpet on one cut, Richard Williams plays on all others – and the percussionists include Chief Bey, Montego Joe, and Andrew Cyrille! Titles include "The African Bossa Nova", "Wakida Hena", "Communication", "Suffering", and "Nadusilma". CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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David Axelrod & OthersEdge – David Axelrod At Capitol Records 1966 to 1970 ... CD
Capitol, Late 60s. Used ... $8.99
A great look at the genius of David Axelrod – the groundbreaking producer who recorded some incredibly hip albums at Captiol during the late 60s, but who's now only finally getting his due! Axelrod brought a whole new sensibility to the studio in his day – an approach that really stripped down the overly-cluttered modes of the era of Phil Spector and Brian Wilson, and which went instead for a spacious approach to the music that seemed to use silence as heavily as it did sound! Axelrod's genius was heard most famously on key 60s recordings by Cannonball Adderley and Lou Rawls for Capitol, but while at the label, he also got the chance to cut some incredibly mind-blowing albums on his own – and to work with some other artists who really benefited from his amazing touch in the studio. This set's a masterpiece – and it features 17 Axelrod numbers from the Capitol years – all hand-picked by Egon of Stones Throw (himself an Axelrod expert), and supported by comments from David himself! Titles include "House Of Mirrors" and "The Edge" by David McCallum, "Theme From The Fox" by Don Randi, "Tensity" by Cannonball Adderley, "Pula Yetla" by Letta Mbulu, "Lifetime Monologue" and "You've Made Me So Very Happy" by Lou Rawls, and "The Signs (part 1)", "Warning Talk (parts 1 & 3)", "The Smile", "The Mental Traveller", "The Fly", and "London" by David Axelrod himself. CD
(Barcode has a promotional sticker.)

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Kristof BacsoAlteregos ... CD
BMC (Hungary), 2008. Used ... $4.99
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Selda BagcanSelda (UK pressing) ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99
Funky breaks and fuzzy guitars – one of the most amazing albums to come out of the Turkish scene of the 70s – and one with a sound that really defies categorization! Although the sweet image of a girl and guitar on the cover might make you think the record's a folk set, the overall production is heavily electric – filled with fuzzed-up touches on the guitars, and usually supported by some funky drumming that gives most of the record a cool Eastern break sort of feel! Lyrics aren't in English, but they're oddly compelling even if you don't know what they mean – as Selda's voice has a weird other-wordly quality, and comes off with the same tripped-out qualities as the music! Titles include "Ince Ince", "Nasirli Eller", "Mehmet Emmi", "Dost Uyan", "Gitme", "Kizil Dere", "Yaz Gazeteci Yaz", and "Meydan Sizindir". LP features 2 bonus tracks – but it's not like you've got the original album, and needed those as an incentive to buy the reissue! LP, Vinyl record album

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Bar-KaysBlack Rock ... LP
Volt, 1971. Very Good ... $26.99
An album that's every bit as great as the title might imply – heavy guitar-based funk from the second version of The Bar-Kays – one that uses the new instrumental focus to push a groove that's much more black rock than before! There's still a bit of trumpet from the past, but the sound here is much heavier on the bottom – and really fuzzes up the guitar nicely at times to create a hipper sort of soul instrumental vibe! The rhythms are quite hip too – with echoes of the experiments in soul going on at Stax in the work of Isaac Hayes and others – and the album's miles away from the work that the group was laying down a few years before! Definitely one of the hardest-hitting Stax albums of the early 70s – and filled with great tracks like "You Don't Know Like I Know", "Dance To The Music", "Piece Of Your Peace", "Montego Bay", and "Baby I Love You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray BarrettoLatino Con Soul ... LP
West Side Latino, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Killer material from the mid 60s – recorded for United Artists after Ray's initial watusi work for Tico – and in a similar style that has mixes together Ray's Charanga Moderna sound with some more boogaloo and Latin Soul numbers! The record's a key bridge between these two chapters of Ray's career – and shows that he was an early player in the change of the Latin sound of the 60s – hitting hard with a tight, young jazzy group on this excellent set! Titles include "Trompeta y Trombon", "Boogaloo Con Soul", "Do You Dig It?", "Fuego y Pa'Lante", "Happy Birthday Everybody", "El Picor", and "Bilongo". LP, Vinyl record album

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George Benson/Jack McDuffNew Boss Guitar Of George Benson ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
The first album ever cut by George Benson as a leader – a cooker of a soul jazz set, recorded back when George was the guitarist in Jack McDuff's classic 60s quartet! The album's almost a McDuff Quartet one – since Jack's on Hammond and Red Holloway is on tenor – but the group's slightly different too, with the surprising additions of Montego Joe on drums, and Ronnie Boykins on bass! Benson's guitar is amazing throughout – sharp-edged and played with a tightness that's quite different than most of his later work – and titles include "Shadow Dancers", "The Sweet Alice Blues", "Just Another Sunday", "Easy Living", and "Rock A Bye". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Josh BermanThere Now ... CD
Delmark, 2012. Used ... $8.99
Seminal Chicago sounds from cornetist Josh Berman – and a record that's not just a key example of his talents, but of the whole energy of the Windy City scene as well! There's a nice gag in the "His Gang" on the cover of the record – but it's also somewhat well put, too – as Berman's definitely got ears for the old-time sounds such a name might imply – yet always has ways of making those older modes come out with freshly modern energy! The balance is amazing – and really shows Josh's ear for trad jazz, mixed with his contemporary avant expressions – a pan-historical jazz mode that's hardly ever been handled this well – except maybe by Jaki Byard at a few moments. At some level, the instrumentation reads like an old trad band – cornet, clarinet, trombone, bass clarinet – but the sounds here are definitely 21st Century – played by a great "gang" that includes Guillermo Gregorio on clarinet, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Jason Stein on bass clarinet, Keefe Jackson on tenor, Jason Adasiewicz on vibes, Josh Abrams on bass, and Frank Rosaly on drums. Berman's arrangements are wonderful – very offbeat, but swinging too – and titles include "Sugar", "Mobile & Blues", "Liza", "Cloudy", "One Train May Hide Another", and "Jada". CD

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Peter Brotzmann TrioFor Adolphe Sax ... LP
FMP/Cien Fuegos (Austria), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A landmark album of free jazz – Peter Brotzmann's first record, and a hard-driving set of material that blows away most avant jazz work from the US at the time! The album takes the energy of the ESP generation, and turns it up more than a few notches – as Brotzmann blows his head off on tenor and baritone, accompanied by Sven Ake Johansson on drums and Peter Kowald on bass. The title is a reference to the inventor of the saxophone – an instrument that Brotzmann pushes way to its limits here – at a level that Adolphe never would have expected! Titles include "For Adolphe Sax", "Sanity", and "Morning Glory". LP, Vinyl record album

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Peter Brotzmann/Harry Miller/Louis MoholoOpened But Hardly Touched (180 gram pressing) ... LP
FMP/Cien Fuegos (Austria), 1980. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $38.99
One of the first great sessions from FMP Records in the 80s – and an album that really shows the creative growth at the label since its start! The music is played by a very hip trio – with Peter Brotzmann on e flat clarinet, tarogato, tenor, alto, and baritone – plus Harry Miller on bass and Louis Moholo on drums – both players from the British scene who really seem to help Brotzmann find this new sort of space in his music – an ear for more subtle sound textures and tones that's spun out beautifully over the course of the double-length record. We might well say that this record is as important to the later generation of FMP as Machine Gun was to the first – and regardless, it's still an essential treasure for any fan of Brotzmann, or free jazz in general. Titles include "Open But Hardly Touched", "Double Meaning", "Special Request For Malibu", and "Eine Kleine Nachmarie". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jean CarneCollaborations ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $16.99
Smooth modern duets from one of our favorite ladies in soul music! Jean Carne's a heck of a singer – with a career that stretches back to early soul jazz recordings with (then) husband Doug Carn, to solo recordings on Philly International in the late 70s, to appearances on records by other artists – sessions from the 70s, 80s, and 90s in which Jean lent her vocals to a wealth of great recordings! This great collection focuses on work in that category – uncollected sides from a three decade period, brought together in one album that shows just how great Jean can sound when she's singing with other artists. Many of these titles are quite hard to find otherwise, and haven't even shown up on other collections of Jean's work – and tracks include "Good Thng Goin On" with Billy Paul, "Holdin On" and "Dreams Of Tomorrow" with Dexter Wansel, "Keep In Touch" and "The Look Of Love" with Grover Washington Jr, "Lean On Me" with Nathan Heathman, "If You Don't Know Me By Now" with The Temptations, "Love Is Beautiful" with Universe, "Star Flower" with Lonnie Liston Smith, "Let's Stay Together" with Bobby M, "I'm Back For More" with Al Johnson, "You Might Be Surprised" with Roy Ayers, "Mother Of The Future" with Norman Connors, and "Valentine Love" with Michael Henderson. Also features the bonus solo track "Trust Me" – never on CD before! CD

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Colson Unity TroupeNo Reservation ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980. New Copy ... $8.99 15.99
Genius work from Adegoke Steve Colson – a player who always has a great way of bridging many different worlds in jazz! The album's got a relatively spiritual feel, but a slightly avant bent too – very much in the spirit of some of the under-documented work going on in Chicago's AACM during the 1980s – when younger generations of players were bringing back some soul to the scene. Colson plays tenor and piano – and the lovely Iqua Colson sings on most numbers too, with this angular vocal style that reminds us a lot of the singing on some of the legendary Paris Smith albums – really adding a lot to the record with her unique sound. Other players include Wallace LaRoy McMillan on saxes, Reggie Willis on bass, and Dushun Mosley on percussion – and titles include "Teachers/World Heroes", "Family Members", "Patch No 2", "Clockwork", and "Thought From Duke". CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Andrew CyrilleMy Friend Louis ... CD
DIW/Columbia, 1992. Used ... $11.99
One of the true soul jazz classics of the 90s! Although Andrew Cyrille is better known for some of his more "out" material, we totally dig this 1992 album – because it's got a sweeping spiritual feel, and a very soulful groove that recalls 70s work by players like Billy Harper or Marvin Hannibal Peterson! Tracks are long and very open-ended, but never go too far out – just progress along with a great sense of vision, courtesy of a group of players that includes Hannibal on trumpet, Oliver Lake on soprano and alto sax, Adegoke Steve Colson on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Cyrille on drums. The group is impeccably tight, and the whole thing sounds like a lost session from Strata East – with just the right mix of outside soloing and inside grooving – and titles include "Soul Brother", "The Prophet", "Shell", "Tap Dancer", "South Of The Border Serenade", and "Where's Nine". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Paco De Lucia & Ricardo Modrego12 Canciones De Garcia Lorca Para Guitarra ... CD
Philips/Universal (Spain), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99 18.98
Sublime early work from guitarist Paco De Lucia – working here with Ricardo Modrego on second guitar, in a wonderful batch of new readings of the work of Federico Garcia Lorca! The tunes are all instrumental, but have a richness that goes beyond words – amazing guitar interplay pulled from flamenco roots, but turned towards new Spanish modes of the 60s – light years from earlier recordings by cats like Sabicas, yet performed with a similar sense of prowess. Titles include "Anda Jaleo", "Zorongo Gitano", "Los Peregrinitos", "Las Tres Hojas", "El Vito", "Cafe De Chinitas", and "Los Cuatro Muleros". CD

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New Michael DeaseRelentless ... CD
Posi tone, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 16.99
A stunning large ensemble set from trombonist Michael Dease – the first we've ever heard from him in this format, and a record that brings us back to some of the most inventive bigger bands of the late 60s – such as groups by Duke Pearson, or the team of Thad Jones & Mel Lewis! No surprise, Dease starts out with a great version of Pearson's "Is That So" for the record – really grabbing us right away with his deft intepretation of the soulful classic, which is presented in newly shimmering tones by his own arrangement. Michael then continues to wow us with his work on all other tracks as well – a mix of his own compositions, and a few newly-remade classics – featuring solo work from Greg Gisbert on trumpet, Todd Bashore on alto, Diego Rivera on tenor, Miki Hayama on piano, Etienne Charles on trumpet, Sharel Cassity on tenor, Wycliffe Gordon on trombone, and the leader's own instrument on a few key solo moments as well. Titles include "Is That So", "Force", "Relentless", "The Takeover", "Little Lucas", and "Roppongi". CD

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Nick DrakeBryter Layter ... CD
Island, 1970. New Copy ... $8.99 11.98
The second album from the legendary Nick Drake – one of those records we could never ever live without – and a true piece of genius that's been turning on generations of listeners since Nick first recorded it back at the start of the 70s! The format is folksy, but the execution is something else entirely – filled with jazzy phrasing, hypnotic lyrics, and arrangements that really go far beyond any cliches or contemporary work you might expect. The great Joe Boyd produced – and really helps give a strong focus to Nick's vocals and guitar – and the cool mix of added instrumentation – which includes organ and celeste from John Cale, flute and alto from Ray Warleigh, piano from Chris McGregor, and guitar from Richard Thompson. Drake's work is impossible to describe adequately, but if you've ever heard him, you probably stopped dead in your tracks the minute you first caught his voice. We still do the same – and it's a pleasure to have this one in stock! Titles include "Fly", "At The Chime Of A City Clock", "Hazy Jane", "Poor Boy", and "One Of These Things First". CD
(24 bit digitally remastered edition, with lyrics and rare photos.)
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Bryter Layter (deluxe box set – with lots of goodies) ... LP 54.99
Bryter Layter (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP 22.99

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Nick DrakeBryter Layter (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Island, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
The second album from the legendary Nick Drake – one of those records we could never ever live without – and a true piece of genius that's been turning on generations of listeners since Nick first recorded it back at the start of the 70s! The format is folksy, but the execution is something else entirely – filled with jazzy phrasing, hypnotic lyrics, and arrangements that really go far beyond any cliches or contemporary work you might expect. The great Joe Boyd produced – and really helps give a strong focus to Nick's vocals and guitar – and the cool mix of added instrumentation – which includes organ and celeste from John Cale, flute and alto from Ray Warleigh, piano from Chris McGregor, and guitar from Richard Thompson. Drake's work is impossible to describe adequately, but if you've ever heard him, you probably stopped dead in your tracks the minute you first caught his voice. We still do the same – and it's a pleasure to have this one in stock! Titles include "Fly", "At The Chime Of A City Clock", "Hazy Jane", "Poor Boy", and "One Of These Things First". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – 180 gram vinyl, with textured cover like the original, and a bonus download in multiple formats!)
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Bryter Layter ... CD 8.99
Bryter Layter (deluxe box set – with lots of goodies) ... LP 54.99

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Nick DrakeBryter Layter (deluxe box set – with lots of goodies) ... LP
Island, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $54.99
The second album from the legendary Nick Drake – one of those records we could never ever live without – and a true piece of genius that's been turning on generations of listeners since Nick first recorded it back at the start of the 70s! The format is folksy, but the execution is something else entirely – filled with jazzy phrasing, hypnotic lyrics, and arrangements that really go far beyond any cliches or contemporary work you might expect. The great Joe Boyd produced – and really helps give a strong focus to Nick's vocals and guitar – and the cool mix of added instrumentation – which includes organ and celeste from John Cale, flute and alto from Ray Warleigh, piano from Chris McGregor, and guitar from Richard Thompson. Drake's work is impossible to describe adequately, but if you've ever heard him, you probably stopped dead in your tracks the minute you first caught his voice. We still do the same – and it's a pleasure to have this one in stock! Titles include "Fly", "At The Chime Of A City Clock", "Hazy Jane", "Poor Boy", and "One Of These Things First". LP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing box set – features a replica of original textured sleeve record, a replica shop poster, live mini poster, reprint of handwritten set list, and download too!)
Also available
Bryter Layter ... CD 8.99
Bryter Layter (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP 22.99

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Gene DudleySaturday Shifting ... CD
Wah Wah 45s (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $11.99
Gene Dudley's a one-man operation here – but he handles a surprising range of instruments, and comes up with a groove that easily rivals some of the funkiest combos out there working today! In a way, Gene's a bit like Shawn Lee – one of the few folks able to get a real funk sound out of layering together their own instrumentation and rhythms – in a way that's more than tight enough to be funky, but loose enough to make you feel the live instrumentation that really helps bring a sense of soul to the whole record! Some cuts have a soundtrack funk sort of vibe, others echo more global styles of funk - -and titles include "The Fawcett Negotiation", "Minnie", "At The Advice Of Mister Weiss", "The Hilo Bay Halfway", and "When The Gorilla Get Grip". CD

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Nick EdwardsPlekzationz ... CD
Mego (Austria), 2012. Used ... $2.99
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New Donald FagenMorph The Cat ... CD
Reprise, 2006. Used ... $5.99
Fagen returns to wrestle with mortality and his own significance on Morph The Cat – his best solo work since Nightfly – and overall a stronger album than Steely Dan's previous effort! We can't pinpoint exactly what makes this one of the better Dan-related efforts off the 00s, but we think it just might be Fagen's tendency to let the tracks on Morph The Cat roll on and groove for a while. (If memory serves, Dan's Everything Must Go was a more tightly punctuated affair.) The keyboards are really rich this time out, propelled by smooth, soulful bass, and the incredibly clean and beautiful sound so necessary to stand behind the man's sardonic, somehow pleasantly caustic wordplay. Tracks include "Morph The Cat", "H Gang", "What I Do", "Brite Nitegown", "The Great Pagoda Of Funn", "Security Joan", "The Night Belongs To Mona", "Mary Shut The Garden Door" and "Morph The Cat (Reprise)". CD

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Four TopsFour Tops Greatest Hits ... LP
Motown, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Despite the fame of their big hits – like "Reach Out I'll Be There", "I Can't Help Myself", "Baby I Need Your Loving", and "It's The Same Old Song", all of which are on this set, and which have been heard ad infinitum – the Four Tops are actually a heck of a great vocal group, with harmonies that blew away many of their contemporaries, and which keep their work shining long past the hits. This set's got some nice cuts that fall into that category – like "Bernadette", and "Ask The Lonely" – and the package is about as solid as you'd expect. LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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

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New Jean Philippe GregoireSounds From The Delta ... CD
Big Round, 2014. Used ... $8.99
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Dick GregoryEast & West ... LP
Colpix, 1961. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Dick Gregory raps it proud and loud – in a set of recordings that features one side recorded on the east coast, and one on the west! Gregory's still very much a comedian at this point in his career, but already his work is peppered strongly with political elements – the kind of personal, earnest approach to his material that was years ahead of its time – and which went onto open the door for countless other comedians to come! Side one was recorded at The Blue Angel, and side two at The Hungry I. LP, Vinyl record album

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Dick GregoryMy Brother's Keeper ... LP
Gateway, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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John Gregory OrchestraTV's Greatest Detective Hits ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Excellent work from Brit easy bandleader John Gregory – an assortment of 70s police and crime themes, played by a big band with a nice soundtrack-y finish! Nearly all the tunes are uptempo, and the feel of the record is very much in the same vein as Henry Mancini's Cop Show Themes album – although perhaps with a bit less electronics. Titles include "Theme From SWAT", "Harry O", "Streets Of San Francisco", "Cannon", "Rockford Files", "Kojak", "McCloud", "Police Woman", and "Six-Million Dollar Man". LP, Vinyl record album
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Gregory James EditionProphets Of Soul (with bonus track) ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
Massively mellow funk – played by a cool Chicago trio that's heavy on the electric keys! The group's led by the team of keyboardist Gregory Bibb and guitarist James Norris – with the former working through a set of tasty keys that include Fender Rhodes, clavinet, and farfisa! Rhythms are lean, laidback, and nicely stripped-down – funky, but chilled out – in a kind of a groove that was years ahead of its time, and which is now only finally getting its due. There's some really heavy drums on the best cuts – hard, but with rhythms that are slightly off-kilter, in a way that makes for a really refreshing groove, even when the group's covering work by other artists. The whole thing's instrumental – with the original tracks "Brother Marcus" and "Changing Things" – plus great covers of "Love & Happiness", "Shaft", and a great version of "Ain't No Sunshine". Nice laidback funk, with a super-dope sound that's as a hip as the cover! CD features the bonus track "Sunday Lady". CD

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Larry HarlowMy Time Is Now (Mi Tiempo Llego) ... LP
Cache, 1990. Very Good+ ... $8.99
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(Colombian pressing on FM.)

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Gregory HinesGregory Hines ... CD
Epic/Expansion (UK), 1988. New Copy ... $11.99
You may know Gregory Hines best as an actor and dancer – but he's also a surprisingly great soul singer, too – thanks to help here from Luther Vandross! Luther produced the set, wrote all the tunes, and also duets with Gregory on one track too – making the set a Vandross-stamped spectacular, and a record that's almost as great as his own 80s classics! Hines has a moderate vocal range, but a nice sense of expression in his lyrics – a way of delivering a line with the same sort of sophistication as his performances on screen – never overdone, and perfectly cast in some smooth grooves from Luther. Titles include "Love Doesn't Love You Anymore", "That Girl Wants To Dance With Me", "Gloria My Love", "This Is What I Believe", "There's Nothing Better Than Love", and "So Much Better Now". CD

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ImpellersMy Certainty ... CD
Legere (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
The Impellers get some heavy help from Clair Witcher – whose vocals come to the forefront on just about every number on the set, and bring a nice deep soul quality to the record! Clair's got a style that's a bit different than other female funk divas in recent years – phrasing that's very much her own, and which helps the record avoid any easy 60s soul cliches – which is a good thing, given the razor-sharp instrumentation from the whole Impellers combo! Titles include "Veeber", "My Certainty", "Can't Change Me", "Another Day", "Last Dance Of The Moai", "Ray McKay", "You Did It", and "Put The Man In Egomaniac". CD
Also available My Certainty (with bonus CD) ... LP 19.99

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ImpellersMy Certainty (with bonus CD) ... LP
Legere (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $19.99
The Impellers get some heavy help from Clair Witcher – whose vocals come to the forefront on just about every number on the set, and bring a nice deep soul quality to the record! Clair's got a style that's a bit different than other female funk divas in recent years – phrasing that's very much her own, and which helps the record avoid any easy 60s soul cliches – which is a good thing, given the razor-sharp instrumentation from the whole Impellers combo! Titles include "Veeber", "My Certainty", "Can't Change Me", "Another Day", "Last Dance Of The Moai", "Ray McKay", "You Did It", and "Put The Man In Egomaniac". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes full album on CD.)
Also available My Certainty ... CD 16.99

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New Illinois JacquetKing! ... LP
Prestige, 1968. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A bit of a mad LP for Jacquet – ostensibly trad on the outside, but with some weird little elements once you give it a closer listen. The lineup is conventional enough – with players that include Joe Newman, Milt Buckner, Billy Butler, Jo Jones, and Montego Joe – but it's the way they come together that makes the set really work. Jacquet's tone is rough and growly on most numbers – and the rhythm has a scattered finish that keeps things a bit off-guard. Titles include "The King", "Caravan", "A Haunting Melody", and "How High The Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a worn corner.)

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Paul JohnsonBetter Than This (Soul Talk mix, Dego & Kaidi's 2000 Black mix) ... 7-inch
Expansion (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $7.99
A sweet soulful stepper from Paul Johnson – a cut that feels like it was lifted right from lost 70s tapes from the LA scene – right down to its jazzy, Steely Dan-styled hook! The soul talk mix is great, but we especially love what Dego and Kaidi do to the tune – crackling the whole thing up with an even hipper 4 Hero sort of vibe! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Elvin JonesGenesis ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $18.99
Elvin Jones rose to fame in the company of one of the greatest saxophone players ever – the mighty John Coltrane – and his post-Coltrane work like this really continues a keen respect for the role of the reeds in jazz – and really does a lot to push it forward as well! There's a compelling edge to the record that's light years from Elvin's work with Coltrane – a completely new sensibility that can be spacious one minute, extremely powerful the next – and quite possibly realized to its fullest potential here, thanks to the mindblowing contributions of Dave Liebman on tenor and soprano sax, Frank Foster on tenor and flute, and Joe Farrell on alto and soprano sax. All three players work together on each track – and all shift reeds throughout the session – opening up majestically with inspiration from Elvin's drums, and some wonderful work from Gene Perla on bass. The sound is beyond easy categorization or simple style – and the record's filled with wonderful titles that include "PP Phoenix", "For All The Other Times", "Three Card Monty", and "Cecilia Is Love". CD
(SHMCD.)

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Quincy JonesSounds & Stuff Like That ... LP
A&M, 1978. Very Good ... $1.99
The Dude at the height of his powers – serving up a smooth blend of soul and jazz that set the standard for an entire generation! As with some of his other 70s albums, Quincy's working here with a host of great talents that make the record sizzle – guests that include Hubert Laws, Herbie Hancock, Patti Austin, Luther Vandross, Gwen Guthrie, Eric Gale, and others – all of whom put their egos aside, and bring their best bits to the table working under Quincy's guidance! The album includes a great version of "Superwoman", plus the tracks "Tell Me A Bedtime Story", "Love Me By Name", and "Love, I Never Had it So Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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JoyceJoyce (1968) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
The first album by Joyce – one of our favorite Brazilian singers ever! The album's a wonderfully lyrical batch of tracks – many written by Joyce herself, plus a few by Brazilian songwriters Jards Macale, Toninho Horta, and Marcos Valle – and the orchestrations are by Gaya, and played on a number of tracks by Dori Caymmi and his group. The style shows many elements of Joyce's later unique style, filtered through a more standard late bossa sound – light and breezy, but with a bit of a dark edge that's in a classic Jobim mode. Includes the track "Superego", which feels a lot like Joyce from the 70s – plus the lovely "Litoral", and the tracks "Me Disseram", "Nao Muda, Nao", "Cantiga De Procura", "Choro Chorado", "Bloco Do Eu Sozinho", and "Improvisado". CD

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Stan KentonCuban Fire ... LP
Capitol, 1956. Very Good ... $12.99
One of Kenton's greatest records, and the one in which he proves his dedication to Latin styles, by serving up a killer batch of Afro-Cuban tracks with an incredibly authentic feel. The great Johnny Richards handled the arrangements, and the tracks are long and drawn out, with plenty of solo space for the group. Titles include "Fuego Cubano", "Quien Sabe", and "La Quera Baila". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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Stan KentonEtude For Saxophones – The Complete McGregor Transcriptions Vol 2 ... CD
Naxos, 1941/1942. Used ... $4.99
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Calvin KeysElectric Keys ... CD
Wide Hive, 2013. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
A great setting for guitarist Calvin Keys – one that has the famous Black Jazz funk artist of the 70s working with the younger energy of the Wide Hive Ensemble! The set's got a similar vibe to the recent Wide Hive album that featured Keys in the group – but this time around, Calvin's solos are much more prominent, and carved up with that hard-edged tone we've always loved so much in his music! The tunes are all pretty fresh – and include originals by Keys and others from Wide Hive members Gregory Howe and Matt Montgomery – really perfect settings for Calvin's wonderful work on his instrument, heard here at a level that's tighter than on most recent recordings. Tracks include "Telegraph Blues", "Shaw-Neeq", "The Hernia", "Touch", "You Know The Game", "Electric Keys", and "Backyard". CD

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Jose Ferez Kuri, edBrion Gysin – Tuning In To The Multimedia Age ... Book
Thames & Hudson (UK), 2003. New Copy ... $8.99 44.95
A beautiful collection of work from Brion Gysin – an artist best known for his famous collaborations with William S Burroughs, but a heck of a great creative talent in his own right too! The book features almost 200 illustrations in color – a range of great images that not only includes some of Gysin's famous paintings and collages, but also material that's almost more scientific – his concept-based creations designed to open new levels of consciousness! Alongside these images, the book also features essays by key contemporaries and critics – including William S Burroughs, Gregory Corso, John Giorno, Barry Miles, Guy Brett, Mohamed Choukri, Gladys C Fabre, and John Grisgsby Geiger. Book is 240 pages, full color, softcover, and oversized. Book

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Bunny Lee & FriendsGood News ... CD
King Spinna (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Soulful vocal-centric reggae produced by the mighty Bunny Lee – a stellar set of mid 70s goodness by Ronnie Davis, Johnny Clarke, Derrick Morgan, Joy White, Leroy Smart, Derrick Morgan, Ronnie Davis, Cornell Campbell and more! It's a great little compilation, featuring nothing but solid roosty material from the fertile mid 70s period. Excellent stuff put together by the UK's King Spinna label – founded by Bob Harding and Dom Sotgiu of Blood & Fire. Includes "Good News" by Ronnie Davis, "Up Park Camp" by Johnny Clarke, "Gorgon A The Ginegog" by Cornell Campbell, "Rasta Don't Fear" by Derrick Morgan, "That's Life" by Ronnie Davis", "This Is Another Another Festival" by Jackie Edwards, "Have You Changed Your Mind" by Cornell Campbell, "My One And Only Loveer" by Cornell Campbell", "In The Springtime" by John Holt and more. CD

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Los Van VanLlego Van Van ... CD
Havana Caliente/Atlantic, 1999. Used ... $7.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Lovegods In Leisure SuitsCome Here Often? ... LP
Space Fish, 1988. Very Good+ ... $5.99
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Carlos LyraE No Entanto E Preciso Cantar/Eu & Elas ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1971/1972. New Copy ... $13.99
2 later gems from Carlos Lyra – back to back on one CD! First up is E No Entanto E Preciso Cantar – a wonderful 70s session from bossa legend Lyra, and a set that's got a different sound than some of his earlier work – but one that's still plenty great overall! The mode is a bit more subdued than before – still with bossa at the roots, but also production and instrumentation that nod a bit more towards the singer/songwriter generation of the time – almost with a European feel at time. Roberto Menescal produced, and arrangements by Theo Barros have a slow-building, unassuming quality that's really great. Chico Buarque guests on the groover "Essa Passou", and other titles include "Identidade", "Rio Vermelho", "Primavera", "O Pregoeiro", "Ate Parece", and "I See Me Passing By". Eu & Elas is from a few years later, but equally great – never too full or overdone, with arrangements that still shadow a bit of older bossa orchestrations, but which are a bit more laidback and intimate overall. The sound is incredible, and Lyra's vocals are recorded in that flanged-out way that was used beautifully in Brazil at the time – spread speaker to speaker with a closeness that we really love. Titles include "Elas", "Isabel", "Despedida", "O Amor Mais Triste", and "Nothing Night". CD
Also available E No Entanto E Preciso Cantar/Eu & Elas ... CD 9.99

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Carlos LyraE No Entanto E Preciso Cantar/Eu & Elas ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1971/1972. Used ... $9.99
2 later gems from Carlos Lyra – back to back on one CD! First up is E No Entanto E Preciso Cantar – a wonderful 70s session from bossa legend Lyra, and a set that's got a different sound than some of his earlier work – but one that's still plenty great overall! The mode is a bit more subdued than before – still with bossa at the roots, but also production and instrumentation that nod a bit more towards the singer/songwriter generation of the time – almost with a European feel at time. Roberto Menescal produced, and arrangements by Theo Barros have a slow-building, unassuming quality that's really great. Chico Buarque guests on the groover "Essa Passou", and other titles include "Identidade", "Rio Vermelho", "Primavera", "O Pregoeiro", "Ate Parece", and "I See Me Passing By". Eu & Elas is from a few years later, but equally great – never too full or overdone, with arrangements that still shadow a bit of older bossa orchestrations, but which are a bit more laidback and intimate overall. The sound is incredible, and Lyra's vocals are recorded in that flanged-out way that was used beautifully in Brazil at the time – spread speaker to speaker with a closeness that we really love. Titles include "Elas", "Isabel", "Despedida", "O Amor Mais Triste", and "Nothing Night". CD
Also available E No Entanto E Preciso Cantar/Eu & Elas ... CD 13.99

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M1, Brian Jackson, & The New Midnight BandEvolutionary Minded – Furthering The Legacy Of Gil Scott-Heron ... CD
Motema, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
Brian Jackson re-ignites the righteous magic he forged back in the 70s with Gil Scott-Heron on a set of legendary albums that we'll treasure forever – but he does so here in a richly collaborative spirit that takes the message and the music even farther than ever! Jackson's keyboards and sense of composition really holds the whole thing together – but the sound also includes contributions from a whole host of others – including MC M1, vocalists Martin Luther and Gregory Porter, percussionists Bill Summers and Airto, speakers Bobby Seale and Abiodun Oyewole, drummer Stanton Moore, and guest MCs Chuck D and Dead Prez. Some tracks are remakes of older Gil Scott-Heron numbers, but most are new grooves that really offer up a 21st Century take on the combination of knowledge and rhythm that Brian and Gil forged back in the 70s. Titles include "Go Ahead On Bobby", "Winter In America", "Opponent", "Liberation Psychology", "All We Got", "Tradition", and "Song Of The Wind". CD

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Makrokosmos QuartetRound Midnight ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 2012. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
A set of performances dedicated to Thelonious Monk – yet music that's quite far from anything by Monk that we've ever heard before! Yet there's also a definite Monkish inspiration going on here – a sense of space and timing that resonates in different, often drawn-out ways – performed by the group's twin pianos, handled by Ufuk and Bahar Dorduncu – and percussion by Francois Volpe and Sebastien Cordier. The result is more avant compositional than jazz, yet the performance here is key too – on performances of compositions that include Oliver Schneller's "Resonant Space", Guillermo Gregorio's "Construction In Four Parts", Fabrizio Rat Ferrero's "L'Abito Non FaIl Monaco", and Stefan Wirth's "Standards". CD

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Aimee MannCharmer ... CD
SuperEgo, 2012. Used ... $4.99
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Aimee MannForgotten Arm ... CD
SuperEgo, 2005. Used ... $1.99
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Aimee MannLost In Space ... CD
SuperEgo, 2002. Used ... $1.99
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Tania MariaOlha Quem Chega (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
Fantastic early work from Tania Maria! This record is one of her first – and it's a beautiful batch of bossa and jazzy tracks, with larger orchestrations by Geraldo Vespar, and lots of nice organ and keyboard work. Maria's voice is very nice, and without the polish of later recordings – and with a deeply soulful quality that provides a nice counterpoint to the jazzy instrumentation of the set. The tracks groove very, very nicely! Titles include "Bobeou, Nao Vai Entender", "Madalena", "Ai! Que Saudades De Amelia", "De Frente", "Hey Voce", and "Carinhoso". Includes the bonus tracks "Recado Ao Poeta" and "Chamego". CD

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New Megon McDonoughMy One & Only ... CD
Shanachie, 1996. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Chris McGregorPiano Song Vol 1 ... LP
Musica (France), 1977. Near Mint- ... $28.99
A rare solo session from pianist Chris McGregor – not often heard out in the open like on this! The work has a wonderful rolling rhythmic undercurrent – even when McGregor heads off on some of the freer tangents you might think of – given his work with the Blue Notes and the Brotherhood of Breath. And like the larger style of both of those groups, McGregor weaves wonderful African-styled melodies through each piece! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small bit of an old sticker in one corner, but is great overall.)

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Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of BreathProcession – Live At Toulouse (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
Amazing music from Chris McGregor and his legendary Brotherhood Of Breath ensemble – easily one of the most exciting forces in British jazz in the 70s, and one fo the few who was still sounding their best in the latter half of the decade! McGregor's got as much bite and burn here as with his famous earlier combo, The Blue Notes – and the lineup here boasts ex-members of that group – Dudu Pukwana on alto, Johnny Dyani on bass, and Louis Moholo on drums – all joining together perfectly with McGregor's long-spun piano lines. The ensemble also features other key British players – Mike Osborne on alto, Evan Parker on tenor, Harry Beckett and Mark Charig on trumpets, and Radu Malfatti on trombone – creating this bold horn section that stretches to the skies on waves of soul! Two lengthy pieces "Sunrise On The Sun" and "Kwaholo" bookend the shorter piece "Sonia". CD features three more tracks not on the original album – "TBS", "Andromeda", and "You Ain't Gonna Know Me Cos You Think You Know Me". CD

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Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of BreathTravelling Somewhere ... CD
Cuneiform, 1973. Used ... $11.99
One of the few recordings available from the classic period of Chris McGregor's famous Brotherhood Of Breath ensemble – the African-tinged jazz combo that grew out of the wreckage of the ex-patriation of South Africa's Blue Notes ensemble as it mixed with members of the London scene in the late 60s. The resultant group was one of the most compelling cross cultural moments in jazz history – a mix of players that included Dudu Pukwana, Mongezi Feza, Nick Evans, Harry Beckett, Harry Miller, Evan Parker, and Louis Moholo. This live set was recorded in Bremen, Germany in 1973 – and it easily ranks with the best of the group's studio work, and (dare way say it?) may be their most perfect realization of the idiom they always promise, yet sometimes didn't deliver. Titles include "Wood Fire", "The Bridge", "MRA", "Restless", and "Kongi's Theme". CD

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Freddie McGregorHard to Get ... CD
Pow Wow, 1993. Used ... $11.99
Produced by Gussie Clarke. CD
(Out of print.)

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Harry MillerDifferent Times, Different Places ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1973/1976. New Copy ... $14.99
Sublime sounds from the late Harry Miller – material never issued during the course of his too-short life, but a great illustration of his really unique contribution to British jazz at the time! Miller's work on bass is wonderful throughout – very rich in feeling, and with a grounded organic quality that brings some especially spiritual sounds out of the players on the album's two different sessions – the first a 1973 date with Louis Moholo on drums, Chris McGregor on piano, Nick Evans on trombone, and Mike Osborne on alto sax. The style of the set is very much in the best post-South Africa spirit of McGregor's work of the time – rolling lines that Miller contributes to strongly, spinning out with a rhythmic pulse on long tracks with lots of open space for solos. Titles from this date include "Touch Hungry", "Quandry", and "Bloomfield". The second set of material is equally nice – a 1976 live date with Moholo on drums and Osborne on alto, plus Keith Tippett on piano, Mark Charig on trumpet, and Malcolm Griffiths on trombone. The long-flowing lines of the music are strongly in place again, but the performance also has some freer elements from the horns at various points – but always comes back to the energy of the core. Titles include "Eli's Song", "Mofolo", "Something Like This", and another version of "Touch Hungry". CD

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Mitchell & ManleyNorcal Values ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 2011. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Phil Manley is a founding member of pioneering DC-trio Trans Am and also a member of The F***ing Champs and Jonas Reinhardt. Isaiah Mitchell is the guitarist of San Diego instrumental psych rock band Earthless. 2 long pieces on 2 sides of wax: "San Francisco Values" and "Sausalito Values"/ LP, Vinyl record album
(Unplayed copy in a resealable sleeve.)

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Miucha & Antonio Carlos JobimMiucha & Tom Jobim (1979) ... CD
BMG (Brazil), 1979. Used ... $7.99
This second collaboration between these two great talents is every bit as wonderful as the first – a great later set of bossa-revival work, done by Tom Jobim and Miucha in a similar mode to his earlier work with Elis Regina! The set was recorded in New York, with spacious production from the legendary Aloysio De Oliveira – and the result's a beautiful combination of lilting melody and warm vocals that shows that Jobim could still sound wonderful, even after his initial 60s classics. Chico Buarque and Joao Donato contribute to the magic, and titles include "Turma Do Funil (No Baixo Leblon)", "Triste Alegria", "Sublime Tortura", "Samba Do Carioca", "Falando De Amor", "No Cego", and "Dinheiro Em Penca". CD
(Part of the excellent Serie 100 Anos De Musica!)

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Louis MoholoBra Louis Bra Tebs/Spirits Rejoice ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1978/1995. Used ... $16.99
A beautiful double-length package of work from drummer Louis Moholo – a 2CD set that features one record from recent years, and a key classic from the 70s! Spirits Rejoice is one of the strongest 70s statements from ex-Blue Notes drummer Moholo – recorded in the company of fellow expatriots and UK avant jazzers that include Johnny Dyani, Evan Parker, Kenny Wheeler, Nick Evans, Radu Malfatti, and Harry Miller. The album shifts easily between strongly rhythmic passages that show Moholo's roots in the South African jazz scene, and other, freer sections that also illustrate his importance in the European avant scene of the 70s – and overall, the record's got a beautifully soulful quality that guides it well through all of these moments. Titles include "Wedding Hymn", "Khanya Apho Ukhona", "Ithi Gqi", "Amaxesha Osizi", and "You Ain't Gonna Know Me". That record is followed here by 1995's Bra Louis Bra Tebs – a session with a similar style, especially in its use of African-inspired rhythms – but one that also features a different lineup, and some great use of vocals! Francine Luce sings on a number of the album's best tracks – in a style that's almost an avant-tuned approach to vocalese, and which seems to carry echoes of Norma Winstone – a voice that's dreamy one minute, challenging the next – and often used as a key instrument in the combo's lineup of tenor, alto, trumpet, piano, bass, and drums. Titles include "Utshaka", "Maybe Of Cause", "Moegoe", "Sonke", and "Lakutshona Ilanga". CD

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Gilberto Monroig & Tito PuenteLa Combinacion Perfecta/The Perfect Combination ... LP
Alegre, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $11.99
Boleros and ballads from the silky voice of Gilberto Monroig – perfectly combined here with the orchestra of Tito Puente and arrangements of Redhames Reyes Alfau! The whole thing's pretty mellow overall, but still quite nice – and Tito's jazzy touches are appreciated. Titles include "Mi Calvario", "Tengo Un Nuevo Amor", "No Lo Niego", "Yo Sin Ti", "Perdoname", and "Oui Madam". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed, but open in one corner – which has some light tape.)

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Montego JoeArriba Con Montego Joe (Arriba Con Montego Joe/Wild & Warm) ... CD
Prestige, 1964/1965. New Copy ... $8.99 18.98
2 rare Latin albums from the Prestige/Fantasy vaults – both of them great! The set compiles the records Wild & Warm and Arriba! Con Montego Joe – by congolero Montego Joe, a key figure in the underground New York scene of the 60s. Both albums have a good hard Latin jazz feel, with a little bit of Latin soul thrown in – in the same kind of mix of jazz and Latin that you'd find on the Pucho albums for Prestige at the same time. The bands on both sets include a number of great players, like Leonard Goines on trumpet, Al Gibbons on tenor, Eddie Gomez on bass – and the surprising addition of Milford Graves on percussion and Chick Corea on piano (although any fan of Chick's knows he got his start with Latin bands.) Lots of tasty Latin groovers, including "Fatman", "The Jinx", "Ewe", "Ouch", "Bata Blues", "Haitian Lady", and lots lots more! CD

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Giorgio MoroderSon Of My Father (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dunhill/Repertoire (Germany), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99 23.99
Excellent early work from Giorgio Moroder – recorded in the pre-disco years, with a trippy rock style that mixes electronics and some surprisingly soulful guitar work! The overall style is almost a prog take on the beat group sound with some poppy touches – a cool blend that was shared briefly by other European groups of the time, before they stretched out and got a bit more trippy. The album's got some nice moogy touches, tight drums by Keith Forsey, and even a bit of keyboards from Max Gregor Jr. Most tracks have vocals, but also kick off with a strong foot instrumentally – making for some great rock break moments that are worth the album alone, even though the full songs are pretty nice too! Titles include the epic "Tears", "Lord Release Me", "Watch Your Step", "Pauline", "Son Of My Father", "Automation", "London Traffic", "Spanish Disaster", and "Underdog". CD features lots of bonus tracks too – including "Today's A Tomorrow", "Everybody Join Hands", "I'm Free Now", "Non Ci Sto", "Take It Shake It Break My Heart", and "Underdog (mono)". CD
 
 
 



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