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New MamondParadise – Globalized Brazilian Soundscapes Conceived In Rio ... LP
Far Out (UK), 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An ambitious title for this one – but it more than lives up to the name! Mamond is a huge collective of Brazilian players working with British producer Roc Hunter in Rio-based studios. Roc brings the tight dancefloor sound of the London scene to the rich vocal and instrumental talents of these artists – weaving together a sound that's truly trans-global, a musical bridge between London and Rio, one that stands as one of the strongest projects to date from the Far Out label! Titles include "Paradise", "Frangalia", "Preguiciman", "O Surdo", "Cafe Sem", "Mamond", and "Noite De Verao". 7 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain at the bottom.)
 
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New Gary BurtonGenuine Tong Funeral ... LP
RCA, 1968. Very Good- ... $9.99
Billed as "A Dark Opera Without Words", A Genuine Tong Funeral is an extended piece written by Carla Bley, and performed by the Burton quartet with help from a larger group that includes Steve Lacy, Gato Barbieri, Michael Mantler, and Bley herself. As such, the album's probably the most ambitious one that Burton ever recorded during the 60s – never too far out, but with angular tones and strange time changes that mark the record as being quite different from his other sides for RCA. It also makes it one of his best, too – as the record has that wonderfully fresh sound that you get from early work by Bley, never too silly, and with a serious approach to composition that also never loses sight of its roots in jazz. Titles include "The New Funeral March", "Silent Spring", "Mother Of The Dead Man", "Death Rolls", and "The New National Anthem". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has a half split bottom seam.)

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June ChristyGone For the Day ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Very Good ... $2.99
That's "gone" – as in the way June Christy really sends us – vocals that take us to a place that few other 50s singers could ever hope to reach! June's work here is a masterpiece of melancholic understatement – far less overblown than some of her pop contemporaries, but also filled with feeling in a way that's different from some of the other icy singers of the time. A big part of the album's strength lies with arranger Pete Rugolo – who gives June here some of the same dark corners and modern elements you'd find in her classic Something Cool album – which really hits the right sort of emotion for Christy. Titles include "When The Sun Comes Out", "It's So Peaceful In the Country", "When You Awake", "Lazy Mood", and "Interlude". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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New Eric DolphyEric Dolphy At The Five Spot Vol 2 ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Searing live work from Eric Dolphy – part of a series of recordings that set a whole new standard for live jazz recording! The record features Dolphy going even farther out than on his studio sides from the time – as the record features very long tracks performed by a crack group that includes Booker Little on trumpet, Mal Waldron on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums. Despite the length of the tracks, Dolphy isn't as far out as on later European live recordings – but the performance is a great example of his inventiveness within a mainstream structure, and the modernist tendencies of both Waldron and Little shine very brightly in the set. The concert was one of Little's last (and greatest) recordings – sometimes billed as a "memorial", even though he was still alive when it was done – and titles on this volume include "Aggression" and "Like Someone In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has a light stain at the bottom.)

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Ecstasy, Passion & PainEcstasy, Passion & Pain ... LP
Roulette, 1974. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Seminal early disco work from Ecstasy Passion & Pain – a group with a much harder soul approach than some of their counterparts on the 70s Philly scene! Singer Barbara Roy really gives the group a wonderful sound here – working with a level of soul that matches some of the deeper soul divas of the late 60s, but able to soar along easily with the album's full, rich Philly arrangements from Bobby Martin – in a way that gives the record a range that far surpasses most other female soul albums coming out from Philly in the 70s. Roy's passion and vitality make the album way more than just a "singer with disco backing in the studio set" – and Martin wonderfully tailors the sound of each tune to match the spirit of Roy's vocals. Titles include "I'll Do Anything For You," "Ask Me," "Try To Believe Me," "I Wouldn't Give You Up," and "Don't Burn Your Bridges Behind You." LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a hype sticker.)

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Booker ErvinIn Between ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. Very Good+ ... $24.99
One of the last records that Booker Ervin ever recorded, and one of the best! There's a depth of tone and conception here that goes far beyond even Ervin's already-great albums for Prestige – a mix of modernism and soulful expression that really points the way towards jazz expression in the 70s – although sadly, Booker was to leave the planet before getting a chance to stretch out in that era. All 6 tracks on the album are originals – and they sparkle with the imagination found on some of the most top-shelf Blue Notes of the time – work by Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, or Wayne Shorter – played by a group that includes the amazing Richard Williams on trumpet (almost worth the price of the record alone), Bobby Few on piano, Lenny McBrowne on drums, and the little-known Cevera Jefferies on bass. Loads of dark edges, searing solos, and plenty of free flights into the sky – on titles that include "The In Between", "Tyra", "The Muse", "Mour", "Sweet Pea", and "Largo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Slim GaillardSlim Gaillard Rides Again! ... LP
Dot, 1959. Very Good- ... $11.99
Some of the best material Slim Gaillard ever recorded! Although he's best known for his Verve work, and for his early 40s sessions in LA – these 1959 recordings for Dot have Slim hitting a groove that's far tighter than usual, with a better jazz influence, and a much freer approach to singing than his usual stock style. There's a wonderful version of "How High The Moon" that's got crazy guitar, and wild lyrics from Slim about life on the moon. Other nice cuts include "Sukiyaka Cha Cha", "Chicken Rhythm", "Slim's Cee", "Lady Be Good", and "Thunderbird". If you've ever wondered why people think Slim is so great, check this one out – and you'll flip! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, some light stains, a partially split bottom seam, and some pen on the back.)

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Eddie GaleGhetto Music ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. Sealed Gatefold ... $169.99
One of our favorite all-time records, and a real lost album on Blue Note! Eddie Gale leads this group of righteous singers and musicians through five fantastic tracks of soulful chanting and hard jazz playing that never goes too far out, but always threatens to break free of its own chains – soaring to the skies on wings of freedom and spirituality! Gale's trumpet rings hard and loud, and the vocal arrangements never verge on sentimentality, but manage to convey a ton of soul with an incredibly righteous approach that's never been duplicated again! Imagine Donald Byrd's vocal group albums recorded for Strata East – or a hipper version of Billy Harper's Capra Black – and you've only got part of the picture! Titles include "The Rain", "Fulton Street", "The Comign Of Gwilu", and "A Walk With Thee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original copy!)
Also available Ghetto Music ... CD 14.99

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Ron Geesin & Rogers WatersMusic From The Body ... LP
Harvest (UK), 1970. Very Good+ ... $19.99
An incredibly tripped-out record – of the sort we're stunned was ever recorded for a major! The work's a side project of Roger Waters from Pink Floyd, done in collaboration with Ron Geesin for a film directed by Roy Battersby – and it's a shifting landscape of short experimental tracks, easily drifting back and forth between off-kilter instrumental numbers to sing-songy vocal ones that are far madder than Syd Barrett's work ever was. There's some nice folksy touches that sit by the tripped-out guitar work – and overall, the album's relatively introspective, especially for the setting, with less of the guitar-churning sound than you'd expect from Floyd at this point! Titles include "Body Transport", "Embryonic Womb Walk", "Give Birth To A Smile", "Chain Of Life", "Dance Of The Red Corpuscles", "Our Song", and "Bridge Passage For Three Plastic Teeth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great UK pressing – green Harvest label with EMI logo. Cover has light wear.)

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New Tim HardinSuite For Susan Moore ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Very Good- Gatefold ... $6.99
A beautiful late album from Tim Hardin – a full suite of tracks dedicated to wife Susan (aka The Lady Came From Baltimore) and his new son Damion – all done in a style that's far more complicated, ambitious, and personal than before! The work here has a shaky brilliance – as Hardin unsurely expresses his joy and insecurity at the thought of having a family – honest about his own shortcomings and personal problems, but also wonderfully filled with a sense of joy as well. There's a sense of pain and conflict in the work that runs deeper than that in most of Hardin's earlier music for Verve – and the album's a real lost treasure that's worth seeking out. Titles include "Everything Good Become More True", "First Love Song", "Question Of Birth", "Last Sweet Moments", "Magician", "Loneliness She Knows", and "One One The Perfect Sum" LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has fading on the top seam and some wear, with moisture staining, some peeling, and seam splitting along the bottom)

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New Tubby Hayes OrchestraTubbs' Tours (Mole pressing) ... LP
Mole (UK), 1964/1981. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A stunning set from British tenor giant Tubby Hayes – and the kind of record that shows that he had a vision and depth of playing that stretched far beyond his incredible ability to solo! The set's got Tubby leading a large ensemble, filled with some of the leading lights of the British scene of the time – including Alan Branscombe, Peter King, Allan Ganley, Jimmie Deuchar, and Ronnie Ross. The players come together like magic – hard-swinging with the rhythmic intensity of some of the best Saba/MPS sessions of this type, yet also breaking out with their own extremely strong voices. Tracks are all originals, filled with exotic twists and turns that make for plenty of modally-informed rhythms – and titles include "Raga", "The Killers Of W1", "Sasa-Hivi", "Israel Nights", and "Pedro's Walk". Great stuff throughout, and more proof that the Brit jazz scene of the 60s was a lot more swingin' than anyone over here ever gave it credit! LP, Vinyl record album

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Woody HermanChildren Of Lima ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $3.99
An overlooked chapter of the 70s genius of Woody Herman – and the kind of album that shows him continuing to grow strongly, many years after his initial fame! The record takes off ambitiously from some of the funkier Herman sessions of the start of the 70s – and features the core group augmented by the Houston Symphony Orchestra on side one – offering up larger backings to color in the sophisticated sounds of the tunes "Variation On A Scene" and "Children Of Lima", both jazz suites penned by Alan Broadbent, who'd done great work with Herman's group. Side two is back to straighter big band numbers – tunes that burst out with a lot of life and energy, and which have a few of the soulful stylings of Herman's previous funk. Highlights include great covers of "25 Or 6 To 4" and "Where Is The Love", plus a version of Broadbent's driving "Far In". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Linda JonesHypnotized ... LP
Loma, Late 60s. Very Good ... $24.99
One of the greatest female singers on the east coast scene at the end of the 60s – heard here on a classic Warner Brothers set that includes some of her best-remembered tracks! At some level, the set's a prequel to Linda's later recordings for the Stang/All Platinum label – as it features production and arrangements by the great George Kerr – who really has a way with slow-moving soul tunes, and the kind of sad-tinged tracks that Jones always did so well! Plus, his raw production really brings out some of the deeper soul qualities in Linda's voice – a mode that's quite a surprise at times, and presented here in a way that's far beyond any of the Aretha Franklin-styled cliches of other singers. Jones is a tremendously unique talent in female soul, and this album's her lasting legacy – a true treasure with cuts that include the hit "Hypnotized", plus loads of other nice ones like "Last Minute Miracle", "Give My Love A Try", "You Can't Take It", "What've I Done", and "I Can't Stand It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a cutout grommet, seam splitting, a bit of flaking along the edges, some small stains, and some tape on the seams.)

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Kid Creole & The CoconutsI, Too, Have Seen The Woods ... LP
Sire, 1987. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A later effort from the Kid – still flailing away with a steady, modern calypso pop back beat – and very smooth, ultra-laidback vocal approach! The production is very of of the era, but manages to break free of the over-muffled syncopated drum sound of the time. It's not one of Kid's finest albums, but it certainly has it's charms – with the lightly grooving bass, punching horns and vocals! 11 tracks in all: "Buttermilk Channel", "Part Of My Design", "Agony. . .Ecstasy", "Dancin' At The Baisn Douches", "Cold Wave", "So Far, So Good", "Boxed Out", "Call It A Day" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Mad LadsBest Of The Mad Lads ... LP
Volt, 1960s/Early 70s. Very Good ... $6.99
Brilliant work from one of the greatest vocal groups of the south – the mighty Mad Lads, an excellent quartet with a sound that made them really stand out from the pack! The group had a really far-reaching approach that was more in keeping with some of the best east coast indies than it was the rougher groups of the southern scene – and in the scope of their time for Volt, they recorded great uptempo groovers, sweet mellower numbers, and some excellent cuts that had lots of weird twists and turns. Titles include "Cry Baby", "Make This Young Lady Mine", "Seeing Is Believing", "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", "Gone The Promise Of Yesterday", "Did My Baby Call", "No Strings Attached", and "I Forgot To Be Your Lover". 12 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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Curtis MayfieldBack To The World ... LP
Curtom, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
Pure genius from Curtis Mayfield – and a record that's got all the righteousness and political power you might guess from the cover! The album burns with a sense of empowerment that's every bit the best strength of Curtom in the 70s – a sublime blend of heavy soul, funky undercurrents, and far-reaching arrangements that still always manage to groove! And Curtis' vocals are great too – echoing out with a newfound presence that far surpasses the raspy quality of his early work with The Impressions. Arrangements are by Rich Tufo, production is by Mayfield, and titles include "Future Song" (aka "Future Shock"), "Keep on Trippin", "Can't Say Nothin", "Back To The The World", and "Right On For The Darkness". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, light aging, a small split on the bottom seam, and a bit of pen.)

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Jack McDuffWho Knows What Tomorrow's Gonna Bring? ... LP
Blue Note, 1970. Very Good+ ... $34.99
Mindblowingly baroque funk from Brother Jack McDuff – an album that takes the initial Blue Note tripped-out groove of Moon Rappin, and pushes it to a whole new level! Jack's working here with arranger Ray Draper to come up with some tunes that are miles away from the earlier McDuff albums on Prestige – very far-reaching and free-thinking, and using a blend of rock and soul-inspired rhythms to push McDuff's organ work very firmly into the 1970s! The group on the set's a largeish one – filled with hip players that include Joe Beck on guitar, Mike Manieri on percussion, Randy Brecker and Olu Dara on trumpets, Paul Griffin on piano, and Draper himself on percussion and tuba. The set features the tightly-stepping funky number "Who's Pimpin Who", which features some great vocalizations from Ray and Jack; the tripped-out "Classic Funke", which has McDuff really burning up the keyboard; the down-n-dirty "Wank's Thang", which also has some nice vibes; and the cuts "Y'All Remember Boogie", "Ya Ya Ya Ya Ya", and "Who Knows What Tomorrow's Gonna Bring". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Rudy Ray MooreEat Out More Often ... LP
Kent, Early 70s. Sealed ... $4.99
Classic stuff – Rudy's first album, and a fitting launch to his famous career of party records and live club performances! The cover's got Rudy in front of a nude black model, laying back on the couch, and encouraging him to do the thing that's implied by the title – but the record itself is far more creative than just a bit of nasty words and sexy references. Rudy's at the top of his game here, bad rapping over a bit of music in a landmark effort that set the stage for countless other party records to come – but which is still presented here in one of its strongest examples. The set kicks off with an extended take on "Dolemite", with other tracks that include the funky groover "You Could Be Ugly Too", plus "Pimpin Sam", "So Glad I Could Come", and "Ballad Of A Boy & Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the "censored" cover – with a "rated XX" bar over the naughty bits! Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New David NewmanMany Facets Of David Newman ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A genius album from David Newman – and a record that follows strongly in the mode of the excellent Bigger & Better set! Newman's playing here with a really far-reaching groove that's miles ahead of his initial work for Atlantic – really stretching out at the end of the 60s, in an array of well-chosen influences. The record features a great little funky remake of Calvin Arnold's classic funky 45 "A Funky Way To Treat Somebody", plus some really beautiful tunes in a Coltrane-esque mode, with arrangements by William Fischer – spinning out in modal and exotic tones that we never would have expected. Titles include "Children Of Abraham" and "Chained No More", and they both feature Newman playing freer than you've ever heard him! LP, Vinyl record album

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Nolan PorterNo Apologies ... LP
Lizard, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Weird bit of rock-oriented soul on the Lizard label – home to some of the trippier acts in the early 70s soul scene. Lowell George plays lead guitar, and Nolan Porter sings in a weird off-kilter style – that's a bit bluesy, and not too far from the "down home" style of early 70s rock acts of which The Band were a part. Tracks include "The Fifth One", "Iron Out The Rough Spots", "Don't Make Me Color My Black Face Blue", "Fe Fi Fo Fum", and "What Would You Do If I Did That To You?". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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Luba RaushiekLuba – Chi Jazz ... LP
Erect, 1981. Very Good+ ... $0.99
An obscure bit of Chicago jazz – featuring vocalist Luba Raushiek, kind of a self-styled spiritualist, with an approach that hits both traditional modes, and more far-out soulful ones – running through styles that range from Leon Thomas to Billy Eckstine, as was typical for a small club vocalist like this. The record's not great – but it's a valuable bit of Chicago jazz, as Raushiek did sing in quite a few of the city's clubs in the 70s and 80s, and he's helped here by players like John Young, Ari Brown, and Von Freeman. Titles include "Impressions", "Well You Needn't", "Enterprise", and "Love Makes The World Go Round". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a stain along the spine.)

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Rene & AngelaStreet Called Desire ... LP
Capitol, 1985. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A bit late in the game for Rene & Angela, though they're still pumping out some classic 80s groove numbers, with Angela Winbush's flair for great songs. There's a few numbers here that are moving a bit too far into the commercial radio slow jam territory for our tastes, but there's a couple of nice sleepers too. Includes "Save Your Love (For #1)", "I'll Be Good", "No How-No Way", "You Don't Have To Cry", "Street Called Desire", "Your Smile", 'Who's Foolin' Who" and "Drive My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Mavis RiversSimple Life ... LP
Capitol, 1960. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Mavis Rivers' vocals are accompanied by Dick Reynolds and his band for this collection of songs about "the simple life". The band consists of vibes, guitars and a rhythm section and the tracks include "Walkin By The River", "Early Autumn", "A Tree In The Meadow", "Far Away Places", "Home", "Spring Is Here", "Get Out & Get Under The Moon", "Try A Little Tenderness", and "It's A Great Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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Pharoah SandersElevation ... LP
Impulse, 1974. Very Good- Gatefold ... $16.99
A fantastic album by Pharoah Sanders – one of his later albums for Impulse, but one of his best! The record has Pharoah grooving in a strongly modal style – working up long passages of rhythm, piano, and percussion that really build on the promise delivered in earlier tunes on records like Jewels Of Thought and Tauhid – that strong sense of flow that was possibly Sanders' greatest contribution to the world of spiritual jazz – over and above his own work on tenor sax! The tunes never go too far out, and have a really joyous feel that we totally love – opening Pharoah up with that bright spirit that makes some of his 70s work so great, really pushing him past the darkness of the immediate post-Coltrane years. Other players include Joe Bonner on piano, Calvin Hill on bass, Michael White on violin, and Michael Carvin on drums – and titles include the tremendous track "Greeting To Saud", plus "Elevation", "Spiritual Blessing", "Ore Se Re", and "The Gathering". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label ABC/Impulse pressing. Side 2 has a mark that clicks on a bit on track one. Cover has a small split on the top seam and a bit of light edge wear.)

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Johnny Hammond SmithThat Good Feelin' ... LP
New Jazz, 1959. Very Good- ... $33.99
Good feelings and plenty of soul – some very early work as a leader from Hammond hero Johnny Smith! The set's got Johnny using the organ with lots of stops out – that full, wide range of the instrument that initially knocked so many folks for a loop when it first came into jazz – then really took strong formation in the hands of a player like this! The groove's a bit like a Jimmy Smith record for Blue Note, but a lot grittier too – with some occasional elements of R&B mixed in with the more far-reaching jazz sensibilities. The group features Thornel Schwartz on guitar, who'd played famously with Jimmy Smith – plus George Tucker on bass and Leo Stevens on drums. Titles include the originals "Puddin" and "That Good Feelin" – plus "My Funny Valentine", "I'll Remember April", and "Billie's Bounce". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original New Jazz pressing, with RVG stamp. Vinyl has some marks that click. Cover has some edge wear, initials in marker on the front, and some wear and light stains on the back.)

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New McCoy TynerExtensions ... LP
Blue Note, 1970. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Brilliant work as a leader from McCoy Tyner – and easily one of his most righteous albums ever – a true batch of spiritual gems that really takes the John Coltrane legacy one step further! Most numbers build with a modal vibe that's more Impulse Records than Blue Note – and players on the set include Alice Coltrane on harp, Gary Bartz on alto, Wayne Shorter on tenor and soprano sax, Ron Carter on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – a wonderful lineup that really holds tightly to the soaring, soulful energy that Tyner spins from his piano – a mode that's never too far out or avant, yet which stretches to the skies with a heavenly vision. The whole thing's wonderful – and tracks include "Message From The Nile", "The Wanderer", "Survival Blues", and "His Blessings". LP, Vinyl record album
(UA pressing.)

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Velvet UndergroundArchetypes (aka White Light/White Heat) ... LP
MGM, 1974. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of the most far-out, freaked-out albums ever from the Velvet Underground – easily the most experimental set the group ever recorded! The album's awash in really unusual sounds and styles – from the sonic blast of the title cut "White Light/White Heat", to the 17 minute garage/psych jam of "Sister Ray" to the very odd "The Gift" – which is a creepy story about cuckolding, told with voice and instrumentation split over different stereo channels! Other tunes offset the darkness with an eerie touch of sweet – and include "Here She Comes Now", "Lady Godiva's Operation", and "I Heard Her Call My Name". Arguably one of the Velvets' most influential moments – even if it's also one of their least commercially successful! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and a few creases.)

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New Velvet UndergroundWhite Light/White Heat ... LP
Verve, 1968. Very Good ... $13.99
One of the most far-out, freaked-out albums ever from the Velvet Underground – easily the most experimental set the group ever recorded! The album's awash in really unusual sounds and styles – from the sonic blast of the title cut "White Light/White Heat", to the 17 minute garage/psych jam of "Sister Ray" to the very odd "The Gift" – which is a creepy story about cuckolding, told with voice and instrumentation split over different stereo channels! Other tunes offset the darkness with an eerie touch of sweet – and include "Here She Comes Now", "Lady Godiva's Operation", and "I Heard Her Call My Name". Arguably one of the Velvets' most influential moments – even if it's also one of their least commercially successful! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Polygram pressing, including the lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear.)
Also available White Light/White Heat (45th Anniversary 3CD set) ... CD 69.99

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Bennie WallaceSweeping Through The City ... LP
Enja (Germany), 1984. Sealed ... $5.99
A unique record from Bennie Wallace – one recorded with both a jazz group and gospel backing – all held together beautifully by the tenor in the lead! The album's got a surprising degree of charm – and works with far less of the gimmicky feel that you might expect – largely because the core energy comes from the combo, which also features Ray Anderson on trombone and John Scofield on guitar – moving with a full, angular energy that seems to set Wallace on fire. The gospel group comes in on two of the album's tracks – never too overwhelming, and almost in ways that seem to flesh out the musical "story" begun by the musicians. Titles include "Eight Page Bible", "Trouble & Woe", "Some Might Think We Are Dancing", "The Bread Man", and "Sweeping Through The City". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Richard WilliamsNew Horn In Town ... LP
Candid, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A brilliant session of modernist hardbop – one of the few records ever cut as a leader by trumpeter Richard Williams! Williams was a key part of the Charles Mingus group for a few years – and his soulful approach ranks with Ted Curson as some of the most compelling underground trumpet work of the early 60s. The set features Williams in a great group – with Leo Wright on alto, Reggie Workman on bass, Richard Wyands on piano, and Bobby Thomas on drums – and they're playing material that isn't too far out, but which does have significantly modern tendencies. Williams solos are fantastic, and the album is proof that he was one of the 60s great under-recognized talents! Titles include "Ferris Wheel", "Blues In A Quandry", "Raucous Notes", and "Renita's Bounce". LP, Vinyl record album
(Barnaby reissue. Cover has a small sticker.)

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New Frank ZappaHot Rats ... LP
Bizarre, 1969. Very Good- Gatefold ... $14.99
One of those records that should be an insane dark mess, given the look of the cover – but which turns out to be a surprisingly well put-together effort all the way through! Zappa does a great job of hiding behind his hair here – never acting with the pomp that a pop genius like him could easily have enacted – and instead passing off the record as if it's just another freakout – despite the fact that the arrangements are some of his tightest, most focused, and downright groovy so far! There's plenty of key musical help to make the whole thing come out right – including bass from Shuggie Otis, guitar from Captain Beefheart, violin from Jean-Luc Ponty, drums from Paul Humphrey, and bass from Max Bennett – all players who really live up to the musical complexity of Zappa's compositions – often with a pre-fusion vibe that's almost unexpected. Titles include "Willie The Pimp", "Son Of Mr Green Grass", "The Gumbo Variations", "It Must Be A Camel", "Peaches In Regalia", and "Little Umbrellas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bizzare pressing. Cover has split seams.)
Also available Hot Rats ... CD 5.99

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George DukeMaster Of The Game ... LP
Epic, 1979. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A late 70s classic from jazzy funk master George Duke! Master Of The Game is an excellent mix of jazz, smooth soul, and Latin riffing – really a perfect blend of styles that shows not only how far George's sound had progressed throughout the 70s, it also charts the development of the California scene during the late 70s. George has musical help from Ray Obeido, Roland Bautista, and Sheila E – plus vocals by Lynn Davis, Josie James, and Napoleon Brock. The tracks have a smooth sound that works perfectly with Duke's best keyboard approaches – subduing his tenency to "rock out" a bit, but bringing forward his classic ability to hit a stone mellow groove. Titles include "I Want You For Myself", "Every Little Step I Take", "Look What You Find", "I Love You More", "Dog Man", and "Games". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light crease.)

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New AalonCream City ... LP
Arista, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet modern soul with a sound that would get picked up on years later by the LA G-Funk scene. The album's produced by War's Far Out production team – and it's got a smooth sound that's mixed with moogy keyboards and compressed instrumentation on the best cuts. Some tracks are a bit too funky, but the mellow ones are very tasty. Includes the excellent track "Summer Love", plus "Cream City", "Magic Night", "Lonely Princess", and "Jungle Desire". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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New Albert AylerBells (silkscreen cover) ... LP
ESP, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal live set by a young Albert Ayler – an unusual one-sided record that featured only 20 minutes of music, performed with an intensity that harly leaves room for complaints about the shortness of the album! The single track "Bells" was performed at Town Hall by Ayler with a group that includes Donald Ayler on trumpet, Charles Tyler on alto sax, Lewis Worrell on bass, and Sunny Murray on percussion – all coming together in a raw, real sense of freedom – beautifully explored here without ever getting too overindulgent. The tune may well be one of the greatest illustrations of the ESP format at its best – as Ayler and company never stray too far, but carve out some incredibly imaginative space through their starkly-blown horn solos! LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear vinyl one-sided pressing, with the original yellow on black silkscreen cover and printed inner sleeve! Cover is very nice, but has a small trace of tape in one corner.)

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New Bionic BoogieBionic Boogie ... LP
Polydor, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first album by Gregg Diamond's Bionic Boogie group – and a cooker of a set that follows strongly from Gregg's previous Hot Butterfly gem! Luther Vandross isn't on board this time around, but the overall groove is still totally great – upbeat, soaring, and put together with a jazzy undercurrent that really keeps things interesting – far more so than most other mainstream disco sets of the time! Brad Baker – of B Baker Chocolate Company – handled the arrangements – and the grooves spin out nicely from Diamond's keyboards, and a tight mix of strings and jazzy horns. Vocals are from the soulful trio of Gwen Guthrie, Ullanda McCullough, and Zachary Sanders – and titles include "Dance Little Dreamer", "Risky Changes", "Boogie Boo", "We Must Believe In Music", "Feel Like Dancing", and "Don't Lose The Number". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New BoscoeBoscoe ... LP
Kingdom Of Chad, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the hippest records ever to come out of Chicago – the sole recording by Boscoe, a group who was even more obscure and experimental than contemporaries like The Pharoahs or Artistic Heritage Ensemble! Like those groups, Boscoe has a very unique, very visionary approach – one that's not content just to echo the standard post-Coltrane modes that other spiritual jazz groups around the country were hitting – but which instead moves into territory that touches on the darker sides of funk, soul, and spoken word of the time – all with a message that's incredibly powerful, and conception that's wonderfully fresh throughout! The group's lineup features tenor, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass, and drums – but they way they're put together is often far different than other funky combos – and it's clear that the group had as much of a sensibility about the overall sound of their record as they did their freer grooves. At times, there's a righteousness here that recalls the best of the early Westbound Records scene from Detroit – but there's an even higher agenda too, which is more in keeping with the spiritual aspriations of their Chicago contemporaries, and which really show up in the lyrics. The whole album's a masterpiece from start to finish – unlike anything that we can think of, still ripe for rediscovery today, and just the kind of set that makes us prouder than ever of our Chicago heritage! Titles include "We Ain't Free", "Money Won't Save You", "Now and Den", "He Keeps You", "I'm What You Need", and "Writin' On The Wall". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on tracks one through three. Cover has some wear, some stains along part of the opening, a small split on the top seam, and a tiny edge rip on the back paste-on.)

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New BrickGood High ... LP
Bang, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer debut from Brick – the start of a massive run at the end of the 70s, a time when the group was easily one of the biggest acts to come out of the up-and-coming Atlanta scene! Like some other Atlanta acts of the time, Brick had a way of fusing older funky soul on a tighter modern groove – coming up with a sound that was nice and lean – perfect for these key transitional years of funk – with influences that were felt for years, in places as far away as the west coast! Case in point is the album's classic "Dazz" – one of those cuts that never gets old – nestled nicely in a lineup that also includes "Music Matic", "Here We Come", "Good High", "Brick City", and "Sister Twister". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
Also available Good High ... LP 9.99

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New Serge ChaloffBoston Blow-Up! ... LP
Capitol, 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few key recordings issued by baritone saxophonist Serge Chaloff before his untimely early death – a tremendous little record that really helped redefine the place of his instrument in jazz! The album is one of a number produced by Stan Kenton for Capitol at the time, but it's far from the cooler jazz outings of other "Kenton Presents" sessions – a real Boston Blow up that has Serge standing starkly out front on the baritone, hitting some tremendous notes that show a command and dexterity on his instrument that few other players could match! Also noteworthy is the presence of the great Boots Mussulli on alto sax – a sharp-edge player with a lot of Charlie Mariano touches, and an artist who's rarely heard in a setting so stripped-down as this. Other artists include Herb Pomeroy on trumpet, Ray Santisi on piano, and Jimmy Zitano on drums – and titles include the original numbers "Kip", "Unison", "Bob The Robin", and "Sergical" – plus versions of "What's New", "Yesterday's Gardenias", and Jaki Byard's "Diane's Melody". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing from the 80s on Affinity.)

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New Bill Coleman/Jef GilsonJazz Pour Dieu ... LP
Unidisc (France), Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best of the "jazz meets church" sessions that seemed to be popular in Europe in the late 60s – one that features the trumpet of Bill Coleman over arrangements by Jef Gilson, in a mode that's similar to some of the Donald Byrd/Coleridge Perkins albums on Blue Note. Gilson sets up some great backings that are inspired by the church, but which also take off in some nice modal grooves at times – a real crossing of soul jazz worlds in the European scene – with Coleman's sweet trumpet in the lead, and some vocals in Israeli and English by singer Tshura, plus other vocalizations by Jacques Degor. Gilson's compositions are the real highlight, though – as they move far beyond cliché and easy expectations, into a realm that's got nice touches of modern without going too far out – and which captures all the edgieness of the best MPS sessions of this nature. A great one, beyond definition, with titles that include "Oraisons Pour La Paix", "Kyrie", "Les Beatitudes", "Pax", and "Sanctus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Candian pressing – on Select.)

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New Norman ConnorsDance Of Magic (Buddah pressing) ... LP
Buddah, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark first album from drummer Norman Connors – a spiritual jazz masterpiece that builds wonderfully on the post-Coltrane tradition! Norman is years away from his smoother soul recordings at this point, and coming out of a righteous jazz background that included work with Marion Brown and Archie Shepp. For this initial set, Norman's in incredible company – working with players that include Herbie Hancock on both electric and acoustic keys, plus Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Gary Bartz and Carlos Garnett on saxes, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Billy Hart and Airto on percussion – plus a chorus of vocalists on the album's mighty title cut! Tracks are all long, spiritual, and freely exploratory – but never in a style that goes too far outside, or that forgets the joy and love that can spring forth in a forward-thinking session like this one! Titles include "Dance Of Magic", "Give The Drummer Some", "Morning Change", and "Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an RCA sticker.)

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New Norman ConnorsDance Of Magic (Cobblestone pressing) ... LP
Cobblestone, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark first album from drummer Norman Connors – a spiritual jazz masterpiece that builds wonderfully on the post-Coltrane tradition! Norman is years away from his smoother soul recordings at this point, and coming out of a righteous jazz background that included work with Marion Brown and Archie Shepp. For this initial set, Norman's in incredible company – working with players that include Herbie Hancock on both electric and acoustic keys, plus Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Gary Bartz and Carlos Garnett on saxes, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Billy Hart and Airto on percussion – plus a chorus of vocalists on the album's mighty title cut! Tracks are all long, spiritual, and freely exploratory – but never in a style that goes too far outside, or that forgets the joy and love that can spring forth in a forward-thinking session like this one! Titles include "Dance Of Magic", "Give The Drummer Some", "Morning Change", and "Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Papa John CreachFilthy ... LP
Grunt, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nothing that's too filthy here, but an album that's one of the best of Papa John Creach's 70s run – bluesy at points, but a bit funkier at others – with Creach on both vocals and violin, with support from a hip batch of younger players! Arrangements are by Papa John with Miles Grayson and Roger Hamilton Spotts – and titles include "Filthy Funky", "Mother's Day", "Walking The Tou Tou", "No More Country Girls", "Far Out", and "Time Out For Sex". LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on track three. Cover has some wear and a partially split top seam.)

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New DevoOh, No! It's Devo ... LP
Warner, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hey Spud boy! You need this record. Definitely underrated in the grand scheme, Oh No! finds the boys rocking a much more straightforward, nerdy computer funk sound. It sort of takes a page from the 80s Kraftwerk playbook with the grid-patterned 80s computer tomfoolery, albeit with a far more goofball pop groove. Includes the completely great singles "Time Out For Fun","Peek-a-boo!" and "That's Good", plus "Out Of Sync", "Explosions", "Patterns", "Big Mess", "Speed Racer", "What I Must Do", "I Desire" and "Deep Sleep". HAHAHAHA. HAHAHAHA. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a sticker on back.)

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New Gil Evans OrchestraInto The Hot ... LP
Impulse, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The harder of the two Gil Evans albums on Impulse to find, and the best – really far-reaching material that has Evans coming into contact with some of the hippest jazz players of his generation! The record's got three incredible tracks written by Cecil Taylor – a very bold move for Evans, given Taylor's strongly out reputation even at this point in his career – and possibly even more bold, given that Taylor's on the tracks playing piano, alongside players who include Archie Shepp, Jimmy Lyons, Sonny Murray, and Henry Grimes. The material's fantastic, and is a key part of Taylor's work at the time, and shows a very different setting for his piano – a bit of tension with the larger Evans group, in a way that's almost more compelling than his own early dates as a leader! Taylor titles include "Pots", "Bulbs", and "Mixed". The other tracks on the album were written by John Carisi, who wrote the classic "Israel" for Miles Davis' nine piece group in the late 40s – but who here contributes "Moon Taj", "Angkor Wat", and "Barry's Tune". Carisi's tracks are a bit more subdued, but no less wonderful – and arrangements are by Taylor and Carisi, of their own music, presented with the Evans modern touch. If you ever needed a record to convince you that Gil Evans was a genius, this is it! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label mono A-9 pressing with RVG stamp – in beautiful shape!)

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New Faith Hope & CharityFaith Hope & Charity (RCA) ... LP
RCA, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet 70s soul from Faith Hope & Charity – a trio who had recorded previously, but who really burst out here at the start of the disco years with some strong studio help from the great Van McCoy! The style of the record isn't really disco, but isn't far off either – as McCoy mixes lively rhythms and soaring strings with the vocal interplay of the trio – who come off much more as a well-formed soul group than some of the other trios of the generation – who were often just doing chorus vocals for the grooves! Singer Brenda Hillard really soars at times – with a lead that sets fire to the tracks nicely – and titles include the classic "Find a Way", plus "Just One Look", "Disco Dan", "Rescue Me", "Little Bit Of Love", "Don't Go Looking For Love", and "To Each His Own". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and some ring & edge wear.)

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New Aretha FranklinWho's Zoomin Who? ... LP
Arista, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A huge hit for Aretha Franklin – and a record that brought her famous vocals to a whole new generation of listeners! The sound is definitely different than before – a change from both the deep soul of Atlantic years, and the initial classy approach of her time at Arista – and working with lots of help from Narada Michael Walden, Aretha gets an 80s groove that turns out to be a perfect platform for her sound – one that lets her vocals really take off, while still getting plenty of great hooks as well – all in a mode that somehow sounds far less commercial than we remember at the time. Includes the massive hits "Freeway Of Love" and "Who's Zoomin Who" – plus "Ain't Nobody Every Loved You", "Push", "Integrity", "Sisters Are Doin It For Themselves", and "Sweet Bitter Love". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Who's Zoomin Who? ... CD 6.99

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New Fripp & EnoNo Pussyfooting ... LP
EG, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first appearance of the Frippertronics delay line built by Fripp and Eno out of a couple of tape decks. Somehow even though this is nearly pure process music, it manages to sound far from dated, cliched or boring – ambient bliss meets only slightly noodly prog guitar in a hall of mirrors. 2 long tracks – "The Heaveanly Music Corporation" and "Swastika Girls" – both sidelong numbers coming in at around 20 minutes. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Editions EG.)

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New Stan GetzFocus ... LP
Verve, 1961. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Oft-overlooked album that's actually one of Getz's most far-reaching of the 60s! Recorded in the year before he got caught up in his bossa pop frenzy, the record shows Getz as a darkly toned modernist, weaving out complex solos over the album's extended suite "Focus", written and arranged by the great Eddie Sauter, with whom Stan worked on the Mickey One soundtrack. The album's a surprisingly refreshing one, and shows yet another complex side of Getz's endlessly compelling career. Titles include "Pan", "Her", "Night Rider", and "Once Upon A Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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New GranicusGranicus ... LP
RCA, 1973. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fuzzy freaky rock work from Granicus – from a noted American combo of the early 70s, but one who jams just as well as any of their imported contemporaries! The sound here is far more heady than most other groups of their background – much more in the wave of hard rock hitting our shores from the UK at the end of the 60s – with some really wailing vocals, and all-out, all-on jamming guitars supported by rumbling bass and plenty of drums! A few tracks get somewhat more intimate, but even these are still marked by the screaming vocals of Woody Leffel – a singer with a style that's somewhere between Geddy Lee and Ozzy! Titles include "Nightmare", "Cleveland Ohio", "Twilight", "Bad Talk", "You're In America", and "Paradise". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Herbie HancockInventions & Dimensions ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really unique little record from Herbie Hancock – one that's almost completely improvised over Latin percussion! The setup is quite spare – and quite different than Herbie's other Blue Note work – and the group features improvised backgrounds by bassist Paul Chambers and 2 Latin percussionists, Willie Bobo and Osvaldo "Chihuahau" Martinez. Herbie only wrote simple sketches for the songs on the album, and most of the work on the tracks was done live, spontaneously, in the studio – creating a very free groove that never goes too far out, but which is far more adventurous than usual. All tracks are long, and titles include "Succotash", "Triangle", and "Mimosa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing, with Van Gelder stamp – in nice shape!)

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New James IngramIt's Real ... LP
Warner, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great vocals and modern production – a mix of James Ingram's older roots in soul music, and some of the more contemporary soul modes coming down at the end of the 80s! Ingram's got a power in his voice that just won't quit – soaring out wonderfully and warmly, even when the rhythms are stark and electric – never buried too far in the mix, like some of his contemporaries on the scene. The album's split into two sides – "It's Real Hard" and "It's Real Soft" – the former of which is mostly upbeat, pop-soul material, the latter more ballads and key quiet storm tracks. Titles include "Call On Me", "It's Real", "So Fine", "Love Come Down", "Baby Be Mine", "Love 1 Day At A Time", "Someday We'll All Be Free", and "A Natural Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve. Cover has a gold foil promo stamp and a few sticker remnants on the front and back.)

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New Bev KellyBev Kelly In Person ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We're always big fans of Bev Kelly's work, but this album is way hipper than the usual vocal album of its type from the time – thanks to a sweet little lineup that features Pony Poindexter on alto sax and Flip Nunez on piano! The presence of Poindexter's horn is always a treat, on the handful of smaller group sides he cut from this time – and Nunez's piano lines have an inherently rhythmic groove that comes out even on the mellower numbers – which often are somewhat spacious, but stepping along with a gentle groove underneath Kelly's fantastic vocals. Part of the credit for this groove goes to Johnny Allen, whose work on bass is great – and the group's completed by the drums of Tony Johnson, who's a bit more down in the mix. Titles include "Long Ago & Far Away", "My Foolish Heart", "Night & Day", "Just Friends", "Love Letters", "This Is Always", and "My Funny Valentine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer productions pressing with deep groove and microphone logo. Cover has clear tape on the top seam and some edge wear.)

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New Roland KirkRip, Rig & Panic (non-gatefold pressing) ... LP
Limelight, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mindblowing work from Roland Kirk – a record that really pushes the boundaries of his music even farther than some of his earlier, and excellent, albums for the Mercury label! Kirk's really stretching out here – finding a space in jazz that's uniquely his own – modern, yet playful – creative, yet never overindulgent – and perfectly balanced to find a whole new sound of soul for the 60s! Things never get too far outside, but Kirk's reedlines are always breaking out into fresh territory – incredible tenor parts, and also some amazing work on manzello and stritch too, both lesser-known reed instruments that Roland employs to incredible ends. Other group members fit his vibe perfectly – Jaki Byard on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – each stepping quickly to catch the energy of each new twist and turn in Kirk's music. Titles include the sublime "From Bechet Byas & Fats" – plus "No Tonic Pres", "Rip Rig & Panic", "Mystical Dream", "Black Diamond", and "Slippery Hippery Flippery". This copy doesn't have the gatefold cover, but it's still got a nice textured one, and it's a second pressing from the 60's! LP, Vinyl record album
(Spine & seams are lined with masking tape. Cover has a cutout hole, a couple of stamps, and some aging on the back.)

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New Taj MahalSatisfied N Tickled Too ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A range of styles from Taj Mahal – from slow rolling, reggae tinged bluesy soul, to much bigger arrangements working in elements of funk, country soul, and more smoothed out jams on a bed of brass and backing vocals – Taj is all over the place here, and it a lot of it works surprisingly well! The kitchen sink approach only goes so far, and a bunch of the tunes indeed find working with reggae rhythms, and an easygoing approach to the vocals that gets it over. Ultimately, it's a modestly charming set that might have had some grander ambition behind it, but we'll take it. Titles include "Satisfied N Tickled Too", "New E-Z Rider Blues", "Black Man, Brown Man", "Baby Love", "Ain't Nobody's Business", "Easy To Love", "We Tune" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split bottom seam, a promo stamp, and some wear.)

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New Herbie MannGlory Of Love ... LP
CTI, 1967. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Herbie Mann's soulful flute meets the breezy production values of CTI/A&M, for a good set of tracks that have a light easy feel to them, and a nice post-bossa groove! The set includes a good cover of "Upa, Neguinho", plus "Love Is Stronger Far Than We", "The Letter", "In & Out", and "No Use Crying". Arrangements by Roy Glover, Herb Bernstein, and Herbie himself. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original white label pressing – in great shape!)

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New Jack McDuffMoon Rappin' ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible record – the kind of album that no fan of funky jazz should be without! This album is far and away one of the greatest ever cut by Brother Jack McDuff – and it's a baroquely complicated batch of funky jazz cuts that's still light years ahead of any other record! The tracks are much longer than you'll find on Jack's other work – and the group plays these lines that are laidback and trippy, yet which still have a tremendous amount of funk in them. Guitar sets the tone, spacing out over the drums of the great Joe Dukes; electric bass rumbles at all the low, dark spots; flute and tenor sax cut some sharp edges in the void; and the organ of Brother Jack comes in over the top, and soars with cosmic lines of sound! The album includes the monster cut "Oblighetto", sampled by Tribe Called Quest years back – plus other amazing groovers, like "Flat Backin", "Moon Rappin", and "Loose Foot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Liberty pressing.)

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New Mulgrew MillerCountdown ... LP
Landmark, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The great Joe Henderson joins pianist Mulgrew Miller for this wonderful album – lending his sharp-edged tenor tone to really make the session stand out from Miller's more common trio dates! Henderson and Miller both have a great ear for the darker side of the spectrum – hitting notes that are never too far out, nor too modern – but which have a rich sense of color that's really wonderful – a bottom-searching sort of feel that gives the album a hell of a lot of feeling! The rest of the quartet features Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams on drums – beautiful partners who are matched with years of experience, which they're only happy to bring to the date. Henderson sits out two numbers – "Ambrosia" and "Exact Change" – but sparkles strongly on the tracks "The Countdown", "Tetragon", "What The World Needs Now Is Love", "Crystal Palace", and "August Afternoon". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Van MorrisonHis Band & Street Choir ... LP
Warner, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the great albums from Van Morrison during that incredible peak period – and a record that stands out as a less emotionally fraught effort after the heavy mood of Astral Weeks and the super far-reaching Moondance albums. Here Van concentrates a bit more on his love of R&B, but still with some soaring touches. Titles include the unshakable classic "Domino", plus "Crazy Face", "I've Been Working", "Blue Money", "Virgo Clowns", "Gypsy Queen", "Street Choir" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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New Ohio PlayersContradiction ... LP
Mercury, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked bit of mid 70s funk from the Ohio Players – cut right at the height of their brilliant Mercury years! The album's got a smooth and slinky finish that has the band tightening up a lot from their Westbound years – going for a compressed spacey soul sound on some of the album's mellower numbers, in a style that's equally as mindblowing as their heavier funk. This approach makes for some really nicely tripped-out tunes that have some nice jazzy touches – expanding the group's sound way past the hits, into some complicated grooves that are plenty darn nice! Titles include "Contradiction", "Who'd She Coo?", "Far East Mississippi", "Tell The Truth", "My Life", "Bi-Centennial", and "My Ladies Run Me Crazy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)

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New Charlie ParkerApril In Paris – Charlie Parker With Strings (Genius Of Charlie Parker #2) ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The genius of Bird and strings is hard to describe – an edgey aproach that really goes far past most other "jazz with strings" projects, not a ballad-driven one, but a tensely strained one that brings out some of Parker's best soloing, almost in a moody soundtrack-type way. The tracks are a lot freer and less bop-driven than some of Bird's normal work, and it's incredible to hear him soloing with such complexity – even more proof of the genius he clearly exhibited in relation to his contemporaries. Titles include "Just Friends", "Easy To Love", "East Of The Sun", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "April In Paris", and "Summertime". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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New Pete Rock & CL SmoothMain Ingredient Instrumentals ... LP
PR & CL Smooth, 1994. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Instrumentals, from the Main Ingredient LP, never officially released as far as we know, to 14 Pete Rock classics: "In The House", "Carmel City", "I Get Physical", "Sun Won't Come Out", "I Got A Love", "The Main Ingredient", "Worldwide", "All The Places", "Tell Me", "Take You There", "Searching", "Check It Out", "In The Flesh" and "Get On The Mic". LP, Vinyl record album
(Labels say promo only.)

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New PharaohsAwakening ... LP
Luv N' Haight/Ubiquity, Early 70s. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A legendary album from Chicago – recorded by a group with ties to Sun Ra, Phil Cohran, and Earth Wind & Fire! The set's got a sound that more than lives up to all those references – a vibe that's jazzy and soulful, yet often quite righteous too – imbued with the sort of spirit you'd guess from the group's name and the album's cover image – but often served up with a tight enough groove to make the set a favorite for fans of funk as well! There's a really special mix going on here – and unlike other ensembles of the time, The Pharoahs never go too far out – and instead really have the great sort of focus you'd hear even more strongly with Earth Wind & Fire. The lineup features Louis Satterfield on bass, Willie Woods on trombone, Don Myrick on saxes, Black Herman on drums, and Derf Reklaw on percussion and flute – and titles include "Ibo", "Somebody's Been Sleeping", "Damballa", "Freedom Road", "Great House", and "Black Enuff". LP, Vinyl record album
(Long out of print reissue pressing!)

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New Sun RaMedia Dream ... LP
Saturn, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible work from one of Sun Ra's most enigmatic periods! The album was recorded in Italy in 1978, right around the same time as "Disco 2000" (and not too far off from Languidity) – and it features Ra playing around with lots of cool spacey keyboards, in a spare cosmic style that's really out of this world! The overall sound is incredible – with an incredible sense of otherness that has Ra pushing the limits of the moog and organ to a level never heard before on record – and in a way, the set is everything you might have imagined when you first heard of Sun Ra as some strange jazz musician who claimed to be from outer space! The group is a quartet, with Michael Ray on trumpet, John Gilmore on tenor, and Luqman Ali on drums – and titles include "Saturn Research", "Media Dreams", "Year Of The Sun", "Constellation", and the haunting straight jazz piece "Twigs At Twilight". LP, Vinyl record album
(In a plain white sleeve, with hand-written label. Matrix number CMP 1978 CA/CMP 1978 DB. One side of vinyl is slightly faded, but plays fine – but clearly one of those super-small pressings.)

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New Sonny RollinsQuartets Featuring Jim Hall ... LP
RCA, 1962. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A double album collecting Newk's excellent quartet recordings with Jim Hall for RCA. As such it contains work from The Bridge and What's New?, plus a few numbers that got tacked onto the Standard Sonny Rollins. Given Hall's gentleness and spare modernity on the guitar, a fan of Rollins' hard-blowing late 50s sessions might not expect the album to work – but instead, it sets up his playing in a whole new mode that brings out a leaner, more confident, more sophisticated solo mode that shows that his time woodshedding in retirement was well spent. 13 numbers in all, including "John S.", "The Bridge", "You Do Something To Me", "Where Are You", "Without A Song", "If Ever I Would Leave You", "Brownskin Girl", "Don't Swtop The Carnival", "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes", "My Ship", "Love Letters", "Long Ago (An Far Away)" and "God Bless the Child". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Biff RoseThorn In Mrs Rose's Side ... LP
Tetragrammaton, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tremendous work from Biff Rose – a near-lost singer-songwriter from the late 60s, barely remembered as the author of "Fill Your Heart" from David Bowie's Hunky Dory album – but an incredible talent that we'd rank right up there with Van Dyke Parks or early Randy Newman for sheer American brilliance! As in the work of Parks, there's a quality here that's completely unique – informed by the freedoms of the folk generation, but tuned with older-styled arrangements that while full, still manage to convey a sense of person and presence – as in some of the best early recordings of Leonard Cohen. And like Cohen, Rose has a really poetically-styled approach to his lyrics – far beyond the sardonic eye of folkies, or the indulgence of hippies – and infused with a sense of hope that crackles out of the tunes along with his own crackly vocals. Vocally, we'd almost link Rose to Bob Dorough for a sheer "oh what the hell I'm just gonna sing this" approach – and like Dorough, there's no silliness at all – but real sincerity where we'd never expect it, in a way that leaves us breathless. The set features arrangements by Rose, Arthur Wright, Kirby Johnson, and Nick Woods – on titles that include "Mama's Boy", "Angel Tension", "Molly", "The Stars", "It's Happening", "Buzz The Fuzz", and "The Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Tetragrammaton pressing. Cover has a crinkled corner.)

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New Pharoah SandersPharoah Sanders Quintet (aka Pharoah's First) (spiral cover) ... LP
ESP, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
If you think that Pharaoh Sanders' genius as a leader first blossomed during his post-Coltrane years on Impulse, you owe it to yourself to check out this early album for ESP – a startlingly great session that offers a whole new side of his talents! The album features 2 side-long tracks – each of them great in their own ways, both in ways that are far different from the later Sanders sound on Impulse! Pharoah's tone here isn't nearly as raspy as on his more famous sides – it's more straightforward, almost Coltrane-esque – and as the long tracks unfold, there's almost a Sonny Rollins-like sense of spontaneous invention, especially on "Bethera", which takes up all of side two. And while we love the spiritual sensibilities of Sanders' classic albums, we also really like the pointedness of this one – not just because it shows a young Pharoah already possessed of greatness not infused by Coltrane, but also because the album's a mostly-inside session that's a real standout in the ESP catalog! The group's unusual too – and features Stan Foster on trumpet, Jane Getz on piano, William Bennett on bass, and Marvin Patillo on percussion. Tracks include "Bethera" and "Seven by Seven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s pressing!)

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New Archie SheppFire Music ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic stuff – easily one of Archie Shepp's greatest albums, and certainly one of the pivotal points of 60s avant garde jazz! The album features Shepp leading a crack "new thing" line up that includes Ted Curson on trumpet, Marion Brown on alto, Joe Chambers on drums, Reggie Johnson on bass, and the lesser-known Joseph Orange on trombone – all playing in a beautifully poised manner, never too far out and free, but with all the dynamic energy of the best jazz changes of the 60s! There's a vibe here that's similar to some of the Blue Note "new thing" work by players like Grachan Moncur, Jackie McLean, and Tony Williams from the time – but there's a vision that's also wider and deeper, too, given the size of the group and the way they interact. Titles include "Hambone", "Los Olvidados", "Malcolm Malcolm–Semper Malcolm", and an insane cover of "Girl From Ipanema". You can't go wrong with this one – trust us! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on MCA. Cover has a promo stamp and light wear.)
Also available Fire Music ... CD 11.99

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New Jimmy SmithHobo Flats ... LP
Verve, 1963. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mighty pairing of Jimmy Smith and Oliver Nelson – one that has the heavy Hammond of Smith set up in some sparkling jazz backdrops from Nelson! The sound here has some bluesy undercurrents, as you might guess from the title – but Oliver's charts keep things hip throughout, and ensure that the record stays far from any 60s cliches in the music – and always keeps one ear out for the sharper edges that always makes Nelson's arrangements a great match for Smith. The horns are full at times, but Jimmy's organ bursts right out over the top – gliding along a great groove with a really inherent sense of rhythm. Titles include a shimmering bossa take on "Meditation", plus "Hobo Flats", "Walk Right In", "I Can't Stop Loving You", and "The Preacher". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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New Jimmy SmithRoot Down ... LP
Verve, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Once an overlooked late Verve album, now a solid classic – and easily one of the funkiest albums ever from organist Jimmy Smith! The groove here is far different than the more familiar Jimmy Smith Verve sessions of the 60s – and the tracks open up in a really extended mode – vamping and jamming with a definite influence from funk, as Jimmy and the combo explore some of the hippest corners of their sound! Players include Paul Humphrey on drums, Wilton Felder on bass, and Arthur Adams on guitar – plus a bit of harmonica from Steve Williams – and there's almost lessons learned here from some of the Latin funk going on in the LA scene of the time. The set was recorded live, and features the great title cut – "Root Down" – a long drawn out groover with a slow funk feel that was made famous by a Beastie Boys sample years back – and other great cuts include "Slow Down Sagg", "Sagg Shootin His Arrow", and "Let's Stay Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Yesterdays New Quintet (Monk Hughes)Yesterdays New Quintet Presents Monk Hughes & The Outer Realm – A Tribute To Brother Weldon ... LP
Stones Throw, 2004. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A cosmic tribute to one of the greatest musical geniuses of the jazz funk genre! Weldon Irvine left our planet a few years back – far too early, in our opinion – and years before he got his full due for a lifetime of work that began with an early stint with Nina Simone, blossomed into some incredible solo records, and still continued into the 90s with experiments in hip hop and jazz! For this great set, Madlib and crew pay tribute to Weldon's genius with a set of original compositions that take off into the space first explored on Irvine's early 70s albums. Monk Hughes plays a bass and the incredible "electric space keyboard" – next to Fender Rhodes and Arp from Joe McDuphrey, moog and organ from Morgan Adams III, and drums and loops from Otis Jackson Jr. The album's got the messed-up funky feel of the best Yesterday's New Quintet work – but goes even further out, with a really cosmic and spacey, almost spiritual jazz sort of approach – all instrumental, all original, but in a style that would have made Weldon smile. (And if you ever met him, the man smiled a lot!) Titles include "Run With The Sun", "A Piece For Brother Weldon", "Keys", "Liberated", "Welldone", "Nodlew's Sea", "Maser Wel's Tune", and "The Beginning, The Middle, & The End". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of InventionOne Size Fits All ... LP
DiscReet, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Frank Zappa's got some fantastic fusion touches on this sweet little set from the 70s – thanks to keyboards and a bit of vocals from George Duke, heavy drums from Chester Thompson, and even some brief help from Johnny Guitar Watson! The set's still got a very Zappa-esque feel, but it's clear he's also letting Duke stretch his wings a bit too as there's parts of the record that almost echo the style of some of George's more far-out recordings for MPS. The balance is great – and one that makes the album a lot more soulful at points than we're used to hearing from Zappa. Titles include "Florentine Pogen", "Can't Afford No Shoes", "Inca Roads", "Po-Jama People", "Evelyn A Modified Dog", and "San Ber'Dino". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, and a partially split bottom seam.)

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New VariousWTNG 89.9 FM – Solid Bronze (colored vinyl) (limited 2012 Record Store Day release) ... LP
Numero, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ah for the day of the hometown radio station – those halcyon 70s years when local rock powerhouses really reigned the airwaves, and could shape the listening tastes of an entire region of listeners! And back in the day, some of the stations were so strong, they acted as key forces in the record business too – putting out compilations that drew attention to up-and-coming artists from their local scene – often featuring a fair bit of great work that never got exposure otherwise! With this sweet little set, Numero Group pay tribute to this overlooked genre of album – the kind that we bought years ago from Chicago stations like WLUP or WKQX – but presented here by the imaginary WTNG (The Numero Group – get it?) As with any other Numero collection, the set's overflowing with rare material – but the vibe is different than most of what they've featured so far – lots of cool, mellow, underground 70s rock – well-produced, but locally issued – with a flavor that's quite different than the bigger work coming from the coasts at the time. The whole thing's a wonderful musical discovery – the kind we've really come to expect from Numero over the years – with tracks that include "Aladdin" by Roach Band, "Try To Be True" by Caroline Peyton, "Your Love Rolled Over Me" by Timoth, "I'd Like To Touch A Star" by Lester Brothers, "Between Us" by Cream & Sugar, "Fantasy Woman" by Lorren Cornelius, "Heaven's Child" by Dwain Virgil, and "I Got Cha" by Green flow. LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on translucent blue vinyl.)

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New Afro Latin SoultetWild! ... LP
Tower, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Madly romping Latin from this obscure group led by pianist Phil Moore III – a combo who effortlessly groove through a blend of boogaloo, Latin jazz, and plenty of percussion-heavy exotica – all in a style that's very much their own! There's a loose and free feel here that's far different than most of the other pop Latin combos of the time – a style that's even quite different from the New York scene of the time, and which rings out more with tones from the hipper groups of the LA soul jazz underground of the mid 60s – such as the Harold Johnson Sextet. Instrumentation includes alto, flute, trumpet, and plenty of heavy percussion and piano – on titles that include "Afro Soul", "Afro Freakout", "Afro Breed", "So There You Are", "The Sheik", and "Montuno". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a FREE punch-out in one corner.)

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New Gene Ammons & Sonny StittPrime Cuts (Boss Tenors & Boss Tenors In Orbit) ... LP
Verve, 1961/1962. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A nice little 2-fer collecting two great meetings of two greats! Jug and Stitt go head to head on Boss Tenors, a classic album of tracks that perfectly captures the joy and fury of their live performances from years before! The record was cut in Chicago with a very hard rhythm section that includes John Houston on piano, Charles Williams on bass, and George Brown on drums – and it's way heavier than the usual Verve "meeting of the masters" session, and feels more like a record that should have been issued on Prestige or Argo. Both players are impeccable, and the solos stretch out for a long long very live time. Titles include "Blues Up & Down", "The One Before This", and "Counter Clockwise" – but these guys even groove amazingly on standards like "Autumn Leaves" and "No Greater Love". Boss Tenors In Orbit was a follow up one year later, an obscure little session with the pair once again recreating the energy of their live shows – as they stretch out nicely on very long tracks that have spare backing by the Don Patterson trio! The cuts are mostly standard stuff – "John Brown's Body", "Walkin", "Long Ago And Far Away" – but the twin-tenor sound is great, and Patterson's free organ lines riff away nicely! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & some wear.)

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New Tim BuckleyLorca ... LP
Elektra, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
Far-thinking genius from Tim Buckley – and one of his most experimental albums ever! Lorca really takes off from the sound of earlier albums – pushing the jazz side of the spectrum even more, and stretching out on longer tracks that have his vocals riffing a lot more than usual. Backing is relatively spare – with some nice use of pipe organ and electric piano – and Tim himself is playing 12-string guitar on the sessions. Tunes are all long, and feature some really haunting, echoey vocals. Titles include "Lorca", "I Had A Talk With My Woman", "Anonymous Proposition", and "Driftin". A bizarre but brilliant effort! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green butterfly label pressing.)

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New CrampsDate With Elvis ... LP
Big Beat (UK), 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the best full lengths by The Cramps! By the time A Date With Elvis came out in the mid 80s, The Cramps had pretty much perfected their wild mix of ghoulish innuendo and truly devoted roots rock/garage revivalism. The sex club and monster movie imagery was for show, but their love of rootsy rumbles was no joke! The record is dedicated to the memory of Ricky Nelson and the dedication is not ironic. Great, ghoulish Cramps at their mid-decade peak. Oh, and by the way. . .Elvis couldn't have handled a date with Ivy. She'd have wrecked that boy. Includes "How Far Can I Go?", "The Hot Pearl Snatch", "People Ain't No Good", "What's Inside A Girl?", "Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?", "Kizmiaz", "Aloha From Hell", "Cornfed Dames" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing on New Rose, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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New Duke EllingtonDrum Is A Woman ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
A hokey cover and title, but a hip little record from Duke Ellington – kind of a story of percussion and jazz, all wrapped together with some great vocals and narration! The format is kind of far-reaching, but never too stuffy – and in a way, the album offers a great opportunity to hear some of the Ellington players stepping out in a slightly different vibe than the usual Columbia date from the decade. Duke does a bit of narration himself – and singers include Margaret Tynes, Joya Sherrill, and Ozzie Bailey – who beautifully illustrate the shifting passages of the longer suite. Solos are by Johnny Hodges on alto, Clark Terry on trumpet, and Paul Gonsalves on tenor – and titles include "Congo Square", "Madam Zajj", "Drum is A Woman", "You Better Know It", "Rhythm Pum Te Dum", and "Rhumbop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has a peeled spot from price sticker removal, and some edge wear.)

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New Eddie HarrisEddie Harris Sings The Blues ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
A pretty hip album – despite a stupid title – and one that proves the Harris was always willing to keep on growing as an artist. The record does include a few blues numbers, and Eddie does sing a bit – but he does so through his electric saxophone, which creates this cool flanged-out sound that barely lets you hear the lyrics, and which feels a lot more like some snakey sax solo than it does singing. Muhal Richard Abrams is on piano for most of the record, and most of the arrangements were done by Richard Evans – bringing together the Chicago avant garde and studio scenes in a unique blend of far-reaching tracks that would have been perfect in the Cadet years of Charles Stepney. Includes a swinging version of "Giant Steps", plus "Please Let Me Go", "Walk With Me", "Ten Minutes To Four", and "A Child Is Born". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Paul HornPaul Horn In Kashmir ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Easily the trippiest of Paul Horn's 60s experiments – and even more far-reaching than his Paul Horn In India set! This one has a very similar feel to Paul's Indian session, but it's much more transcendental – with long tunes that spin out amidst sitar, tabla, and vocals – going for a meditative approach that's a great complement to Horn's work on the alto flute. The jazz component to the session is very subdued, but given the overall quality of the album, we're not ones to complain! Vocals are by Shri Chunilal Kaul, and titles include "Raga Ahir Bhairao", "Tabla Solo IN Teental", "Raga Kerwani", and "Alap In Raga Bhairav". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s pressing!)

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New Barney KesselOn Fire ... LP
Emerald, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Rare and groovy work by Barney Kessel – originally recorded for a strange subsidiary of Phil Spector's record label! The album's quite different than some of Kessel's other albums of the earlier years – recorded live with a gritty feel that's really nice – a bit more edge on the strings of the guitar, and a rumbling tone that's a far cry from his lighter work for Contemporary in the 50s. Kessel still retains much of his ability to produce a bell-like tone on the guitar – but he rings out with a tremendous amount of force – spurred on by the crackling club rhythm section of Jerry Scheff on bass and Frank Capp on drums. Titles include 2 great originals – "Slow Burn" and "Sweet Baby" – plus an excellent version of "Recado Bossa Nova", and the tunes "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Just In Time", and "One Mint Julep". LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape.)

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New Guy LafitteBlues ... LP
Vega/Select (Canada), 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the hippest albums ever recorded by Parisian saxophonist Guy Lafitte – a set that's got far less of the traditional tones of some of his other records, and which really shows him opening up in new directions! If you only know Lafitte from some of his more classic-styled dates, you'll really open your ears up with this one – as Guy's picking up a more open, more fluid sound here – one that has some vague elements of Stan Getz's groove at the end of the 60s, but which is executed here with quite a different sound. Lafitte's blows with an airy tone that's almost unvoiced – a floating, drifting quality that's more about sound than notes, at least on some of the tunes – and his tenor glides wonderfully alongside guitar from Pierre Cullaz, drums from Daniel Humair and Charles Saudrais, bass from Henri Texier, and both piano and organ from Raymond Fol. A number of the tunes have a slightly exotic feel – a small influence from African or Caribbean modes, carried out by Lafitte with a more creatively modern sense of reinvention. It's hard to put a finger on this one, but the album's genius throughout – and features tracks that include "K'Yapi", "Amandina", "Requiem Pour Un Haricot", "Cormoran", "Blues For Bruno", and "Sula Bassana". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s Canadian pressing.)

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New Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz Ensemble (Madlib)Miles Away – The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble ... LP
Stones Throw, 2010. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A mad mix of spaced out jazz funk from Madlib – working here in a style closer to his benchmark Yesterday's New Quintet mode of forward looking band-based grooves – but also taking it even further and into deeper realms! The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble finds 'Lib & co paying homage to a universe of late 60s & 70s soul jazz and fusion funk influences, as well as some more modern practitioners – with tracks dedicated to Horace Tapscott, Phil Ranelin, Roy Ayers and others – some covers and others composed by Madlib. Madlib is a character whose ambition knows no bounds, and also one of the rare modern masters whose productivity is to be cherished – as busy as he is, we're never disappointed with the output – rather than spreading himself too thin, he brings a range of material that rolls from dust funk & hip hop grit to far out funk jazz percussion gems like this one! Madlib presides over a cast of players (be they living-breathing folks or Madlib alter egos) that lay down loads of drums & percussion, piano, Moog, Rhodes, guitars, bass, sitar, vibes and more. Titles include "Derf (For Derf Reklaw)", "One For The Monica Lingas Band", "Waltz For Woody (For Woody Shaw)", "Tones For Larry Young", "Black Renaissance (For Harry Whitkaker)", "Mystic Voyage (For Roy Ayers)", "The Trane & The Pharoah (For John Coltrane & Pharoah Sanders)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Jaco PastoriusJaco Pastorius ... LP
Epic, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
This is the one that really nailed it for Jaco Pastorious – a brilliant showcase for all his many talents on the bass, and a key illustration of the way that he influenced an entire generation! Sure, Jaco in Weather Report was already pretty darn great – but here, on his own, he really gets to sparkle – jamming hard with heavyweights on some funky numbers, sliding out in spacey territory on mellow cuts, and even trying out a few more experimental moments that are far beyond what most other bassists might imagine for a debut of this nature. Players on the date include Herbie Hancock on keyboards, Don Alias on percussion, Lenny White on drums, Hubert Laws on flute, and Randy Brecker on trumpet – and titles include "Portrait Of Tracy", "Donna Lee", "Continuum", "Okonkole Y Trompa", "Kuru/Speak Like a Child", "Opus Pocus", and "Come On Come Over". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear and splitting on the bottom seam.)

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New Anthony BraxtonIn The Tradition Vol 1 (Inner City) ... LP
Steeplechase/Inner City, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from Anthony Braxton – an album that has him playing straight ahead jazz – but at a time when he was also making some of his most complex recordings of the 70s! The approach here is sublime – as Braxton's reputation has ears already anticipating some far-out playing, but then marvel at his restraint – his care for keeping alto and bass clarinet work inside a straight jazz tradition, yet always hinting at the modern inflections he can bring to his music! Tunes are almost all jazz standards, blown beautifully – with a tone that's crisp, cool, and very inviting – surprisingly soulful, and never cold at all – matched well with the rhythm trio of Tete Montoliu on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums. Titles include "Goodbye Porkpie Hat", "Ornithology", and "Marshmallow". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Jaki Byard (with Roland Kirk)Jaki Byard Experience ... LP
Prestige, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
An amazing (and often forgotten!) quartet session that brings together the enigmatic pianist Jaki Byard and the mind-blowing multi-reed player Roland Kirk! Kirk and Byard had played together previously – most notably on some of Kirk's Mercury recordings – and they fit together perfectly in this mad session of off-kilter jazz that takes off beautifully from the very first note! Rhythm is by the crack team of Alan Dawson on drums and Richard Davis on bass – a pair who can open up creatively when needed, but also return the record to a soulful swing when it's getting too far out. The whole thing's great – and titles include "Parisian Thoroughfare", "Evidence", "Memories Of You", and "Hazy Eve". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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New John KlemmerFinesse ... LP
Elektra, 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
A smooth set from reedman John Klemmer, but a pretty darn soulful one too – and a great illustration of the way that Klemmer could still hold onto his roots a lot more strongly than some of his contemporaries! The backings are gentle and fusiony – often with some great keyboard work from Russell Ferrante – and Klemmer soars out wonderfully in the lead – with a depth of tone and creativity of solos that goes far beyond anything that might have been needed for the date – a real "something extra" that shows that John's still got all the deep elements of his Impulse years in place. Tracks include "Finesse", "Man & Woman", "Sometimes", "Heart", "Sun, Moon And The Stars", and "Beloved". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & light splash stains.)
 
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New Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big BandRoad Time ... LP
RCA, 1976. Very Good+ 2LP ... $3.99
A great little live set from the glory days of the Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big Band – a series of performances from Japan, recorded in 1976, all featuring the ensemble at its best! The double-length nature of the record takes the group even farther than usual – really letting them stretch out with the kind of bold tones and broad colors that made the group so great. Soloists include Bobby Shew on trumpet, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, and Gary Foster on alto sax – alongside leaders Lew Tabackin on tenor and flute, and Toshiko Akioshi on piano. Titles include a nicely dancing reading of the classic "Warning: Success May Be Hazardous To Your Health" – plus "Kogun", "Henpecked Old Man", "Tuning Up", "Since Perry/Yet Another Tear", and "Soliloquy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Manny AlbamJazz Greats Of Our Time Vol 1 ... LP
Coral, 1957. Very Good ... $2.99
A great large group project from arranger Manny Albam – one that teams him up with "jazz greats" of the east coast scene, in a really hard-swinging set of tracks that showcase some wonderful solo work! Manny's working here with a set of players who are well-chosen for their ability to work strongly in an ensemble, yet also break out with strong solo work when the moment comes – and the lineup includes Gerry Mulligan, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, and Art Farmer – with rhythm by the trio of Hank Jones, Milt Hinton, and Osie Johnson. The tracks are long, with more room for soloing than usual on this sort of album – and nearly all of them are originals by Manny. Titles include "Minor Matters", "Blues From Neither Coast", and "Latined Fracture". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, partially split top and bottom seams, and some light stains.)

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New Mose AllisonI Don't Worry About A Thing ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good- ... $3.99
One of Mose Allison's first albums for Atlantic – a great set of soulful jazz vocals, done in a rootsy style that has some slight New Orleans touches – and a nice sort of beat undercurrent! The sound of the set follows nicely from Mose's earlier work for Prestige and Columbia – with Mose on piano, plus Addison Farmer on bass and Osie Johnson on drums. The set features 10 tracks in all – including "I Don't Worry About A Thing", "It Didn't Turn Out That Way", "Your Mind Is On Vacation", "Stand By", "Meet Me At No Special Place" and "The Song Is Ended". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, light wear, and some aging.)

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Mose AllisonMose Allison Sings ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good ... $16.99
A hipster vocal jazz classic – a full length Prestige album that brings together all of Mose Allison's vocal numbers from his initial run a the label! Mose started out as a pianist, but quickly won even greater attention with his down home, New Orleans-influenced way of singing – a mode that would be copped by many other singers in both rock and soul for years to come – but which still sounds best, here at the source! The recordings feature Mose on piano alongside his vocals – with only bass and drum accompaniment on all numbers – and titles include the mod classics "Parchman Farm" and "Seventh Son", plus "I've Got A Right To Cry", "Young Man's Blues", "Eyesight To The Blind", "If You Live", "One Room Country Shack", and "That's Alright". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Mose AllisonOl' Devil Mose (Autumn Song & Ramblin' With Mose) ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
Two later album's from Allison's stay at Prestige, Ramblin' With Mose and Autumn Song – before he moved over to Atlantic to go on to greater success – collected in one package. Unlike his later, more well-known sets, this is mostly instrumental, but there are a couple of nice vocal tracks, with the roots to his bluesy hipster approach in evidence: "I Got A Right To Cry", "Eyesight To The Blind", "That's All Right" and "Do Nothing Till You Here From Me". The remaining piano trio sides have a great rollicking almost boogie feel to them, with Addison Farmer and Ronnie Free rounding out the group, and include "Old Devil Moon", "Stranger In Paradise", "Kissin' Bug", "Ramble", "Old Man John", "Ingenue", "Promenade", "It's Crazy", "Strange", "Autumn Song" and "Groovin High". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mose Allison TrioBack Country Suite ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Very Good ... $24.99
A rare early Mose Allison album – a mostly-instrumental outing that focuses on Allison's wonderful talents on the piano – already honed by this time through participation in a number of key sessions with other leaders! Side one of the album features the beautiful "Back Country Suite" – an extended piece of shorter numbers, composed by Allison with a wonderfully evocative feel. The depth of the work is wonderful, and shows that even at an early point, Allison was forging a unique voice in jazz that went far beyond simple work on piano as an accompanist. Other players on the set include bassist Taylor La Fargue and drummer Frank Isola – and side two features the tunes "Blueberry Hill", "I Thought About You", "In Salah", and "One Room Country Shack". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing. Cover has a name in pen on back.)

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Beach BoysSurfin' Safari ... LP
Capitol, 1962. Very Good ... $9.99
The album that first launched the Beach Boys on an unsuspecting 60s scene – and a record that really raised the bar for rock and roll at Capitol Records! Although based around their early "Surfin Safari" hit, the album already shows that the group's got way more to offer than filler between the singles – a rich approach to their music that takes the 50s harmony styles of The Four Freshmen, and turns it on even more youthful, yearning themes – sometimes with a gimmick, sometimes with a surprisingly upfront sense of emotion. Titles include "Heads You Win Tails I Lose", "Cuckoo Clock", "Moon Dawg", "The Shift", "Ten Little Indians", "Chug A Lug", "Surfin Safari", and "Little Miss America". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, partially split top and bottom seams, and some stains, with some marker and pen on the back. Label has a sticker.)

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Beat JunkiesWorld Famous Beat Junkies Vol 2 - Featuring DJ Rhettmatic ... LP
Blackberry, 1998. Near Mint- 3LP Gatefold ... $13.99
The first LP of this 3 LP set is sort of a Beat Junkies greatest hits, with some choice DJ performance from the past two years, including DJ Rhettmatic at the '96 West Coast DMC; Babu/J-Rocc/Melo-D/Rhettmatic at the '97 ITF Championships; some radio snippets and some new material, including a freestyle session with Ras Kass, Jurassic 5, Homeless Derelicts, Dilated Peoples and more. The second two LPs are a good selection of recent, mostly underground, tracks including Dilated Peoples' "Work The Angles", Rasco's "What's It All About", Defari's "Peoples Choice", Tha Alkaholiks' "Rockin With The Best", Visionaries' "Blessings", Mos Def's "Universal Magnetic", Jurrasic 5's "Without A Doubt", Lootpack's "The Anthem", Pumpkinhead's "Dynamic" (remix), Xzibit's "Three Card Molly", and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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George BensonGood King Bad ... LP
CTI, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
Sweet 70s funk from George Benson – an album that's a bit smoother than some of his earlier work, but still free from the commercial polish of his later hits! Maestro David Matthews is at the helm for this session – and most numbers have a full backing from players who include some of the best of the CTI/Kudu generation – including Ronnie Foster and Bobby Lyle on keyboards, Joe Farrell on flute, Fred Wesley on trombone, Eric Gale on rhythm guitar, Dave Friedman on vibes, and Steve Gadd on drums – who manages to kick in a nicely funky undercurrent, even on some of the mellower numbers. George's guitar is filled with warmly chromatic hues – gliding away nicely on titles that include the slow funky "Em", plus "Siberian Workout", "Shell Of A Man", "Hold On I'm Coming", "One Rock Don't Make No Boulder", and "Theme From Good King Bad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a small peeled spot.)

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Elmer Bernstein/Shorty Rogers & His GiantsMan With The Golden Arm – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Decca, 1955. Very Good- ... $9.99
One of the greatest jazz soundtracks of all time! Elmer Bernstein wrote the score to Otto Preminger's chilling film version of Nelson Algren's book The Man With The Golden Arm – a sad tale of jazz, gambling, and heroin addiction on the streets of Chicago (not far from Dusty Groove, in fact!) – and in doing so, he came up with one of the first jazz soundtracks to really work strongly with a dramatic narrative. The film's striking theme is played in a number of variations, either with orchestral backing, or in small combo format by Shorty Rogers & His Giants, a crack west coast group that features work by Bud Shank, Shelly Manne, Bob Cooper, and Pete Candoli. The tracks work perfectly together as a suite of tracks, even without the images of the film – telling a tale of temptation, sadness, tragedy, and rebirth. Titles include "Clark Street", "Breakup", "The Fix", "Zosh", "Frankie Machine", and "Audition". Worth the price for the Saul Bass cover alone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing with a deep groove. Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track two. Cover has light wear, some small stains, a center split on the top seam, and a sticker on the back.)

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New Bobby BlandGet On Down With Bobby Bland ... LP
ABC, 1975. Very Good- ... $3.99
Brilliant later work by Bobby Blue Bland – done with backings that are much fuller than on his earlier albums – a mixture of strings and horns that really expand the sound! That doesn't keep things from being soulful, though – as Bobby's in incredible form vocally, really rising to the occasion of the session with some of his best vocal performances of the decade. Great throughout – and one of his few true classic sessions after the early Duke years. Titles include "Today I Started Loving You Again", "I Take It On Home", "I Hate You", "If Fingerprints Showed Up On Skin", and "Too Far Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear, waviness, and a cut corner.)

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James BradleyJames Bradley ... LP
Malaco, 1969. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A mixed effort from Bradley, with some really nice tracks, and some weaker ones. Side one of the album features some tepid southern soul disco type work – probably trying for the Johnnie Taylor mode, but not hitting any of the right notes. Side two is the real charmer, and features some great mellow tracks done in a southern modern mode – with production by Fredrick Knight that's in that smooth Jackson style, on tracks that include "I Can't Get Enough Of Your Love", "Knowing You're My Everything", "Never Too Far Away", and "Let's Do It Together". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray BryantHere's Ray Bryant ... LP
Pablo, 1976. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A simple trio album, but a really great one – the kind that almost re-ignites Ray Bryant's career, which is a hard thing to do, given how many records he's already got under his belt! But somehow, there's really something fresh going on here – an array of sounds and modes that goes far beyond his earlier sides for Columbie, Sue, and even Atlantic – and although Bryant was heard on the latter label only a few short years before this outing, the style here is something different altogether. There's almost a timeless approach here – but not in a hokey way – one that's still firmly grounded in the rhythmic impulses of Ray's soul jazz years, but which also easily traverses a piano jazz territory of many more eras – almost in the way of Jaki Byard, but without as much of a gimmick. Rhythm is by George Duvivier on bass and Grady Tate on drums, and we've never heard Ray sound so great in such a setting. Titles include "Prayer Song", "Lil Darlin", "Girl Talk", "Good Morning Heartache", and "Manteca". LP, Vinyl record album

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Clarke Boland Big BandAt Her Majesty's Pleasure ... LP
Black Lion, 1969. Very Good+ ... $5.99
One of the greatest long-form albums from the Clarke Boland Big Band – a sophisticated suite that not only shows off the writing ability of Francy Boland, but also demonstrates the group's ability to swing like a mofo, even when things are serious! The album's a jazz suite written by Boland, and dedicated to the great prisons of England – where Johnny Griffin was once kept "At Her Majesty's Pleasure", due to non-payment of some income tax. The experience of Griffin led Boland to explore the idea of the British penal system with a number of powerful emotional themes, and the result of this writing is one of the CBBB's best albums of the late 60s – filled with rich colors and tones that go far beyond the earlier modes of the group, but without some of the too-complicated elements that sometimes show up in later suites. A good part of the album's success comes from the strength of the soloists – players who include Johnny Griffin and Ronnie Scott on tenor, Tony Coe on clarinet, Sahib Shihab on flute and soprano, Kenny Wheeler and Benny Bailey on trumpets, and Ake Persson and Nat Peck on trombones. Titles include "Pentonville", "Wormwood Scrubs", "Doing Time", "Broadmoor", and "Going Straight". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)
 
 
 



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