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AbyssiniansArise ... CD
Virgin, 1978. Used ... $8.99
A mighty roots harmony session! The Abyssinians were one of the first groups at the forefront of reggae to move away from the influence of the American soul scene and forge their own style. This album from the late 70s, a period when a lot of attention was being focused on the island from foreign musical markets, especially British labels like Virgin, is one of their finest efforts, a solid piece of laid back roots vibes, with an insistent, conscious message, and crisp, rolling grooves courtesy Boris Garner, Sly & Robbie, Fully Fullwood, Tommy McCook and many other greats. Includes "This Land Is For Everyone", "Meditation", "Wicked Men", "Dem A Come" and "Let My Days Be Long". CD
(Out of print.)
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AbyssiniansArise ... CD
Virgin (Austria), 1978. Used ... $8.99
A mighty roots harmony session! The Abyssinians were one of the first groups at the forefront of reggae to move away from the influence of the American soul scene and forge their own style. This album from the late 70s, a period when a lot of attention was being focused on the island from foreign musical markets, especially British labels like Virgin, is one of their finest efforts, a solid piece of laid back roots vibes, with an insistent, conscious message, and crisp, rolling grooves courtesy Boris Garner, Sly & Robbie, Fully Fullwood, Tommy McCook and many other greats. Includes "This Land Is For Everyone", "Meditation", "Wicked Men", "Dem A Come" and "Let My Days Be Long". CD
Also available Arise ... CD 8.99

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AirtoFingers (Japanese pressing) ... CD
CTI (Japan), 1973. Used ... $9.99
One of Airto's greatest records ever – a really hard hitting batch of tracks that mix sharp-edged fusion lines with some earthier Brazilian percussion touches – all in a way that nicely steps off of Airto's first few American releases, and warms the groove up with a nice dose of California soul! Flora Purim joins in here on both vocals and percussion – and the rest of the group features Hugo Fattoruso on keyboards and harmonica, Jorgte Fattoruso on drums, and David Amaro on both electric and acoustic guitars – shifting nicely between both instruments in a way that further underscores the blended vibe of the record! Most of these tracks are Airto classics – like "Tombo in 7/4", "San Francisco River", "Romance Of Death", "Ringers", and "Wind Chant" – and the record has a very sweet CTI production style, but is still rough enough around the edges to keep things nice and real! CD

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Erykah BaduNew Amerykah Part One (4th World War) ... CD
Motown, 2008. Used ... $5.99
Badu is back with some of the deepest, funkiest and best music of her career – a mindblowing treatise for a New Amerykah – and what we'll consider an instant classic whether the world at large catches on or not! Erykah steps up this time with a set that balances the wilder impulses of her criminally underappreciated Worldwide Underground and more of a hip hop based, righteously grooving style – but still bursts with a freshness that's unrivaled to say the least. From free spirited soul, to sparse hip hop funk this record is both blunt and beautiful – with a slow-building emotional resonance that'll reach the most jaded souls. Modern soul music of the first order that gives us goosebumps from the first spin to the last beat! The album kicks off with Erykah riffing on and remixing Ramp's "American Promise" as an intro – and it just gets deeper from there. Producers/collaborators include Madlib, Sa-Ra, Karriem Riggins, James Poyser and ?uestlove. Amazing!!! Titles include "The Healer", "Me", "My People", "Soldier", "The Cell", "Twinkle", "Master Teacher", "The Hump" and "Telephone". The 9th Wonder produced single "Honey" is an unlisted bonus track. CD

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East Of Underground/SoapEast Of Underground/Soap (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Now Again, 1971. Used 2CD Gatefold ... $6.99
A pair of great albums – brought together in one super-heavy package! First up is the legendary East Of Underground record – an uber-obscure LP recorded in 1971 by a group of US Army servicemen at the Armed Forces Network studios in Frankfurt, Germany – originally used as a recruiting tool during the Vietnam war! Given the strength of the set, we wouldn't be surprised if plenty of folks signed up for a tour of duty after hearing it – as the set cooks like some of the best American funk from the indie 45 world at the time. The production is nice and dark – with an echoey quality that makes us guess the album was a live recording – done by American servicemen with the feel of some backroom funk show from the Indy or Ohio scene of the 70s. Some of the tracks are familiar numbers from American hits – but redone here with a nicely gritty feel – and titles include the awesome medley "Bet'Ya Never Lose My Love California Dreamer" – plus "Higher", "Smiling Faces", "Hell Below", "Getting Over", "Popcorn/Santana", "I Love You", "Java Girl", and "Walk On By". The set also includes the Soap album – a very similar record with a mix of rock and soul, done with the same sort of US Army-endorsed approach – and some great raw production that really makes the album sparkle! Many tunes are covers, but they're played here with a gritty live energy – so that even the rock tunes feel a bit funky at times – given a really odd edge. Titles include weird versions of "Uncle Albert", "Ticket To Ride", "Southern Man", "I Just Want To Celebrate", "Get Together", and "Walk Away". CD
Also available Hell Below (East Of Underground/Soap/Black Seeds/Sound Trek) (3CD set) ... CD 13.99

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Art FarmerBrass Shout/Aztec Suite ... CD
United Artists/Blue Note, 1959. Used ... $4.99
An amazing 2-in-1 CD – filled with sublime work from the mighty Art Farmer! First up is Brass Shout – a great little album by this wonderful trumpeter – and one that we passed up for years because we were afraid of the words "brass" and "shout" in the title! If you're a Farmer fan, though, don't worry about this being some sort of snoozy "bold n brassy" session – because it's a much more subtle record, and features some excellent lead solos by Farmer, set amidst a larger group arranged wonderfully by Benny Golson! Golson brings a great sense of balance to the album – mixing some larger horn passages with soulfully snapping rhythms, all at a level that still allows plenty of space for Farmer to solo sweetly on trumpet. Other players on the record include Lee Morgan on trumpet and Curtis Fuller on trombone, Percy Heath on bass, and either Philly Joe Jones or Elvin Jones on drums – and titles include "Minor Vamp", "Nica's Dream", "Stella By Starlight", "Moanin", "April In Paris", and "Five Spot After Dark". Aztec Suite is a rare Latin outing from trumpeter Art Farmer – one that has him working with the mighty Cuban arranger Chico O'Farrill! The grooves here are hardly "Aztec", as Chico brings a hip postwar vibe to the session – a blend of American jazz and Latin rhythms that's totally great, and played by an all-star array of players conducted by Al Cohn! Side one of the record features the extended "Aztec Suite" – an ambitious number that begins with modern moments that are somewhere in a space between Stan Kenton and Ralph Burns' experiments of this nature, but which always has Farmer's trumpet as the center focus. Side two features tracks that are a bit more conventional Latin jazz – still played by the bigger group, but with an even stronger sense of swing! Titles include "Aztec Suite", "Heat Wave", "Drume Negrita", "Alone Together", "Woody N You", and "Delirio". CD

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Stan GetzStan Getz In Stockholm (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1955. Used ... $11.99
Stan Getz makes a key musical trip to Sweden – to showcase his affection for a jazz scene that had been growing strongly in the postwar years – often in directions that were similar to Stan's own sound at the time! The session is one of the first to pair Stan's tenor with a Swedish group – in this case the bass of Gunnar Johnson, drums of Anders Burman, and piano of Bengt Hallberg – the last of which brings sharper, more angular style to the music than some of Stan's accompanists on earlier American dates – pointing the way towards new experiments to come in his music! Hallberg really helps break the mold from other Getz Verve sessions of the period – and the relaxed, open-ended recording style of the date is almost an equal showcase for his talents as it is for Stan's! Titles include "Indiana", "Get Happy", "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me", "Everything Happens To Me", "Without A Song", and "I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You". CD

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Oneness Of JujuAfrican Rhythms (UK pressing – expanded) ... CD
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1975. Used ... $14.99
A landmark of Afro-centric jazz in the 70s – and the first album by this famous underground collective! Oneness of Juju were a Washington DC-based group that grew out of the ashes of the Juju avant jazz ensemble – formed in the culturally rich African-American community of DC in the 70s, with spiritual and political aspirations that stretched far beyond the average funky combo. This first album is a masterful blend of percussion, jazz, and a slight bit of funk – alternating vocal tracks with harder-hitting jazz instrumentals, all held together under the leadership of sax player Plunky Nakabinde. The album's one of the greatest independent soul jazz albums of the 70s – and it's filled with great tracks, such as the breakbeat classic "African Rhythms" and "Liberation Dues". Other titles include "Kazi", "Funky Wood", "Don't Give Up", "Poo Too", and "Incognito". Expanded UK version also includes 2 bonus tracks – "Liberation Dues", done as an 8 minute instrumental, and the 45 version of "African Rhythms", which is shorter, and a bit funkier! Also completely remastered – with new notes and rare photos! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available African Rhythms ... LP 9.99

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Frank Sinatra with Count BasieSinatra At The Sands ... CD
Reprise, 1966. Used ... $6.99
A classic Vegas moment for Sinatra – with accompaniment by Count Basie, and arrangements from Quincy Jones, to boot! The set features some great spoken bits – really one of the first chances the American mainstream got to taste the Vegas vibe – and titles include "It Was A Very Good Year", "Fly Me To The Moon", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Come Fly With Me", "Street Of Dreams", "One For My Baby", and "My Kind Of Town". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousSamba Soul 70! ... CD
Six Degrees/Ziriguiboom, Early 70s. Used ... $8.99
The sound of funky 70s Brazil! This excellent compilation brings together 16 lost funk and soul tunes from 70s Brazil – tracks inspired by American groups of the time, but touched with uniquely Brazilian influences that make them well worth discovering today. A few of these groups have shown up over the years on other reissues we've got here at Dusty Groove – but the quality of the overall set is excellent, really one of the first full explorations of this scene that we've ever stocked! And even though the package is put out by the remix-heavy Six Degrees label, rest assured that the tracks you'll hear on here are the real thing – all original gems from the classic heavy 70s scene! Titles include "Cosa Nostra" by Erlon Chaves, "Homenagem A Mongo" by Som Tres, "Nego Dito" by Branca Di Neve, "A Vida Em Seus Metodos Diz Calma" by Di Melo, "Mane Joao" by Wanderlea, "Saltei De Banda" by Elza Soares, "Jogaram O Caxanga" by De Savoya Combo, "Que Nega E Essa" by Trio Mocoto, and "Nao Vem Que Nao Tem" by Wilson Simonal. CD

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New Gianni Basso & Guy LafitteSwiss Radio Days Vol 24 – Jazz Live Trio With Guests ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1981/1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two European tenor giants – both featured here in a set of live recordings! The first half of the set features the great Gianni Basso on tenor – blowing on long, open-ended tracks with a real old school tenor vibe – almost more soulful than usual for Gianni, with a definite nod to the American sound of the 50s and early 60s. Players include Klaus Koenig on piano, Peter Frei on bass, and Peter Schmidlin on drums – and titles include "Lush Life", "Easy Living", "Groovin High", and "La Valle Dell'Amore". The second half of the record features the great Guy Lafitte – the French scene's biggest tenor tone of the 50s and 60s, blowing in a similarly laidback way – almost moreso than most of Guy's studio albums. Tracks are long, and the rhythm section is similar to the first – except for Pierre Favre on drums. Titles include "Tinto Time", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Cherokee", and "Climb Every Mountain". CD

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New Jerry Bergonzi, Bobby Watson, Kenny Barron, et alRed Records All Stars – Together Again For The First Time ... CD
Red (Italy), 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer work from a group of American players who've all found a strong outlet for their talents on the Red Records label – an Italian company, but one that's really done a great job of keeping the fires going for players who sometimes don't get as much of a chance to record in the US! Every member of the group here is great – Jerry Bergonzi on tenor, Bobby Watson on alto and soprano, Kenny Barron on piano, Victor Lewis on drums, and either Curtis Lundy or David Finck on bass. The tunes are mostly originals by group members, which further makes the set sparkle – giving it a sense of originality that's quite different than the usual standards that seem to come up on other all-star sessions. Watson's horns, as always, are great – and Bergonzi's deeper tones provide a great sense of balance – all warmed up nicely by Barron's piano. Titles include "That's All Folks", "Look At You", "Out House", "De Voyeur A Voyeur", "Those Who Get From Having Not", "Out Of The Frying Pan", and "Free Movement". CD

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New Johnny CashAmerican Recordings ... CD
American, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Johnny Cash's first record for Rick Rubin's American Recordings label – and a late career reviving masterpiece for the great, distinctly American legend. Rubin's genius idea for Johnny Cash was to strip the sound to it's barest essence, and let Cash's deep, bass-vibrating baritone voice bring genuine, authoritative soul to a great batch of handpicked songs. Recorded for the most part in Cash's own Tennessee cabin, and backed by just acoustic guitar, Cash brings a soulful depth to seeming oddball covers and his own great songs alike. Titles include "The Man Who Couldn't Cry", "The Beast In Me", "Oh, Bury Me Not", "Bird On A Wire", "Tennessee Stud", "Like A Soldier", "Redemption", and "Delia's Gone". CD

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New Don EllisSoaring ... CD
MPS (Germany), 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A well-titled album from trumpeter Don Ellis – as the set soars to the skies from the very first note! The album's got a dynamic energy that almost beats Don's American work of the time – lots of funky rhythms, and a cool MPS groove that shows the label's strong 70s legacy of larger group jazz recordings! Like other MPS dates of the time, there's a nice mix of electric and acoustic instrumentation in the lineup – bass and guitar that kick the rhythms up strongly, plus keyboards and electrified strings that bring in their own unique sounds. Milcho Leviev handles the keys on the session – and titles are a fresh batch of numbers that include "Sidonie", "Image Of Maria", "Sladka Pitka", "Go Back Home", "Whiplash", "The Devil Made Me Write This Piece", and "Invincible". CD

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New Jaco PastoriusModern American Music – Period – The Criteria Tapes ... CD
Omnivore, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the earliest work ever from Jaco Pastorius – rare demo recordings, issued in this format for the first time ever – filled to the brim with the kind of groundbreaking basswork that Jaco helped pioneer! Many tracks are relatively spare, and really give you a great chance to hear the special skills that Pastorius brought to his instrument – that level of soloing that was even more deft than most work on horns, and which pushed the instrument into really amazing territory. Other instrumentation includes Fender Rhodes, drums, steel drums, and some percussion from Don Alias – and titles include "Balloon Song", "Pans #1", "Kuru", "Havona/Continuum", "Time Lapse", and "Opus Pocus". CD
(Barcode has a cutout mark.)
Also available Modern American Music – Period – The Criteria Tapes (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 17.99

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New Trudy PittsTrudy Pitts Trio – Live At The Great American Music Hall ... CD
Doodlin, 2007. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first new recording in many years from Trudy Pitts – one of our favorite Hammond heroes of the soul jazz scene of the 60s! The album's a live date, recorded with a very sympathetic feel – and Trudy really gets to stretch out on the tunes, soloing with a lot more freedom than she got on some of her Prestige albums of the 60s. As in the old days, her drummer here is longtime partner Mr C – who really helps keep things groovy – and in Trudy trio tradition, the group's completed by a guitarist – Carl Lockett. Trudy's sound has mellowed slightly over the years, but it's also great to hear her hitting some newer notes on the Hammond as well. Titles include "Mean Perspective", "Feelin It @ GAMH", "When Lights Are Low", "Autumn Leaves", and "Make Someone Happy". CD

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New Tony Scott & The Rune Ofwerman TrioSwinging In Sweden ... CD
RCA/Gazell (Sweden), 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing chapter in the career of reedman Tony Scott – some key late 50s recordings done on the Swedish scene, issued here together for the first time, with a rare bonus track as well! Scott made some huge waves on the European scene in the 60s – thanks to important collaborations with overseas players, on work that ran from exotic to modal to world-jazz combinations – and this early set of performances really shows the birth of those more creative modes, as Tony's really working hard to break from some of the more boppish styles of his previous American albums! The core group is the trio of pianist Rune Ofwerman – with Gunnar Johnson on bass and Egil Johansen on drums – a combo with a fluid, open style that really sets Scott free on clarinet – a lot like his late 50s recordings to come with Bill Evans. Titles include "Blues For Ava" in both vocal and instrumental modes – plus "Swingin In Sweden", "Night In Tunisia", "Walkin", "I Can't Get Started", and "All The Things You Are". CD

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New VariousBossa Jazz – The Birth Of Hard Bossa, Samba Jazz, & The Evolution Of Brazilian Fusion 1962 to 1973 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A blistering set of bossa-tinged jazz – truly the cream of the crop of the Brazilian scene from the 60s and early 70s! The package is great both as an introduction to bossa jazz, and as a capper if you've ever heard any of the genre – an essential collection that not only features key tracks, but some rare gems as well – beautifully packaged, and remastered with sound that's way better than any of your old scratchy records! The approach here is wonderful – quick-stepping rhythms, soaring instrumentation, and a way of putting together a groove that's quite different than American or European jazz at the time – even during those eras when bossa was having a strong influence upon those scenes. And sure, in later years, some Brazilian-inspired projects from other territories could sometimes be a bit weak – but these cuts are the originals, and are filled with life, imagination, and originality that oozes forth from the very first note! 2CD package is beautifully put together, with a nice booklet too – and titles include "Birimbau" by Dom Um Romaeo, "Xibaba" by Airto, "San Salvador" by Tamba 4, "A3" by Som Imaginario, "Solo" by Meirelles E Os Copa 5, "Improviso Negro" by Sambalanco Trio, "Vento Bravo" by Edu Lobo, "Batucada" by Luis Carlos Vinhas, "Consolacao" by Tenorio Jr, "Like A Rainy Night" by Salinas, "Zazueira" by Balanco Trio, "Das Tardes Mas Sos" by Paulo Moura, "Bebe" by Eumir Deodato, and "Patumbalacunde" by Joao Donato. CD

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New VariousEccentric Soul – The Forte Label ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer soul from the Forte label of Kansas City – a tiny imprint, but a really great one too – and a company with an especially strong ear for the funkier side of the spectrum! This Numero set really gets back to the greatness that first made us fall in love with their collections in the first place – and brings together a really wonderful batch of rare singles that work perfectly as a whole album – no filler, no trans-genre stepping, and just a rock-solid batch of soul cuts that you'd have to dig deep in the American underground to find this strongly! The package is wonderful – plenty of notes, photos, and the usual Numero sense of history – but even without all that, the music is more than enough – a smoking pile of singles that includes "Whtever You Do" by Gene Williams, "I'm Gonna Get Your Thing" by Lee Harris, "Baby Your Love Is Amazing" by The Four Darlings, "I'll Never Be Satisfied" by Tony Ashley & The Delicates, "Baby Be Good" by The Rayons, "With Fun In My Life" by James Whitney, "Reaching For Our Star" by Sharon Revoal, "Daddy Don't Know About Sugar Bear" by Marva Whitney, and "Cry Night & Day" by The Fantasticks. CD
(Includes original slipcase.)
Also available
Eccentric Soul – The Forte Label ... CD 13.99
Eccentric Soul – The Forte Label ... LP 18.99

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New Sonny CrissThis Is Criss! (with bonus track) ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful comeback LP recorded by LA alto genius Sonny Criss in the mid 60s – his first American session after a few years in France, and a few years off the scene back home! Sonny's time away had profound effects on his playing – and on this album, he returns transformed from the straight bop mode of his early days, into a mature sensitive artist in sound – capable of an amazing range of emotion, tone, and style! A number of the tracks in this set are pop tunes or standards – like "Black Coffee", "Days Of Wine & Roses", and "When Sunny Gets Blue" – but Criss plays them with a style that transforms them into something completely new, with a lyricism and emotional edge that extends well beyond the original structure of the song. Other tracks include "Steve's Blues", "Greasy", and "Sunrise Sunset" – and the CD features the bonus track "Love For Sale". CD

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New Dexter GordonOne Flight Up (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
An unusual set for both Dexter and Blue Note – first, because the set was recorded in Europe (not at Rudy Van Gelder's), and second because the tracks are all quite long! The album was recorded in Paris – and is cut in an open-ended format that's very much in the mode that Gordon would later use on late 60s and early 70s sessions for European labels. The group features (then) local contemporaries Kenny Drew on piano, and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass – and is rounded out by Donald Byrd on trumpet and Art Taylor on drums. Tracks are long, but not meanderingly so – and feature a great mix of Blue Note hardbop, with some of the "roomier" recordings that were given to American players in Europe. Side one features an extended reading of Donald Byrd's "Tanya", and other tracks include Kenny Drew's "Coppin' The Haven", and a version of "Darn That Dream". CD

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New Mats GustafssonParrot Fish Eye ... CD
Okka Disk, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the best accomplishments of the brilliant young Okka Disk label has been to record and document the monsterous talents of the brilliant young Swedish reed player Mats Gustafsson. Gustafsson's poised to become one of the next century's most important reed players, and his style is a near-indescribable mix of hundreds of influences – from 30's "trick" sax players, to Ayler and other American 60's avant players, to Swedish free and bop players, to influences as disparate and haunting as scratchy old 78's or the wind howling through an empty dumpster. This, his first American recording, was done in 1994, with Chicago based musicians Jim O'Rourke, Gene Coleman, and Michael Zerang. Great stuff! CD
(Out of print.)

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New Kip HanrahanDesire Develops An Edge ... CD
American Clave, 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really unique blend of Jazz, Latin, and world music influences – and one of the first albums ever by Kip Hanrahan! Hanrahan's records are always better than we expect – and we really have to give him credit for mixing together so many diverse influences, especially in the early 80s, when not that many folks were doing things like this! The record features players that include like minded jazzers like Steve Swallow and Arto Lindsay, Latin percussionists like Jerry Gonzalez and Milton Cardona, and even the legendary Jack Bruce, who sings on a few tracks. The result is a captivating blend of all elements involved, served up with a nice warm production style that doesn't stifle, but which gels everything nicely. Titles include "Two", "Far From Freetown", "Trust Me Yet?", "Nancy", and "Sara Wade". CD

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New ImpressionsCheck Out Your Mind/Times Have Changed ... CD
Curtom/American Beat, 1970/1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
Two lesser-known gems from The Impressions – back to back as one rock-solid CD! Check Out Your Mind is the group's last album with Curtis Mayfield in the lineup, and the sound here follows heavily from the Young Mods and This Is My Country years – a heavier take on the trio's soul stylings than their work over at ABC in the mid 60s – pushed into more heady political territory, yet still informed with an unmatched approach to harmony soul. Arrangements are by Riley Hampton and Gary Slabo, and they've got some great psychedelic soul touches that are a perfect precursor to Curtis Mayfield's solo work to follow on Curtom – a great groove that steps out wonderfully with an undercurrent of funk in the mix. Henry Gibson plays some great congas on the set – again hinting at the Mayfield sound to come – and titles include "Check Out Your Mind", "Madam Mary", "We Must Be In Love", "Only You", "Say You Love Me", "Turn On To Me", "Do You Wanna Win", and "You're Really Something Sadie". Times Have Changed is a post-Curtis Mayfield album by The Impressions – but one that crackles with the raw righteousness of Curtis' first few solo albums on Curtom! Mayfield's place here is held by the amazing Leroy Hutson – one of our favorite soul talents of the 70s, really sparkling here in the trio before moving onto his own run of classics for Curtom – with a vocal quality that's solidly soulful, and possibly even more progressively pointed than Curtis. Hutson helped co-arrange the album with Riley Hampton – and production is by Curtis Mayfield, who brings in all the right elements of fuzz and funk to really keep the group sounding hip. Titles include the classic peace song "Stop the War", plus "I Need To Belong To Someone", "Love Me", "Our Love Goes On & On", "This Love's for Real", and a cool cover of "Inner City Blues". CD

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New Edu LoboSergio Mendes Presents Edu Lobo ... CD
A&M/Verve, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
The first (and maybe only) American release by one of the greatest Brazilian singer/songwriters of the sixties – and a record that's quite different than any Sergio Mendes work of the time, despite Sergio's name in the title! The vibe is like Lobo's best of Brazil from the late 60s – a post-bossa set that's quite complicated overall – rich in filling, and full of sweeping production, haunting compositions, and great jazzy arrangements. Players on the session include Hermeto Pascoal, Airto, Oscar Castro-Neves, Tiao Neto, and Claudio Slon – and Sergio Mendes was involved in the arrangements, but clearly the main focus was given to Lobo – as the overall quality is much deeper. The record includes great recordings of some of Edu's classic compositions – like "Zanzibar", "Ponteio", and "Casa Forte" – plus, it's got some other tracks that he never did before, like "Crystal Illusions", "Sharp Tongue", and "Hey Jude". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Sergio Mendes Presents Edu Lobo ... CD 13.99

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New Mama Cass (Cass Elliott)Cass Elliott/The Road Is No Place For A Lady (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Collectors Choice, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
Mama Cass on RCA – a little-known chapter in her solo career! First up is the album Cass Elliott – a much more subtle effort than some of Mama's previous records – more deeply thoughtful in terms of the song choices, mixing soul and sophistication in a way that recalls Cass' duet album with Dave Mason – but still with some of the echoes of her pop work on Dunhill. The vocals are really amazing – even more mindblowing than usual for Mama – proof that she was definitely one of the most important voices of her time. Titles include great versions of "Disney Girls" and "Baby I'm Yours" – plus "I'll Be Home", "Cherries Jubilee", "It's All In The Game", "That Song", and "When It Doesn't Work Out". Next is The Road Is No Place For A Lady – excellent solo work from Mama Cass, done with a subtly soulful groove on some of the best numbers! Cass always had a bit of a soul vibe on some of her Dunhill work – almost an American equivalent to the pop soul of Dusty Springfield – but here, there's a deepened sense of that earlier vibe – almost a Merry Clayton sort of sound at points, which comes as a wonderful surprise. Titles include "Say Hello", "Walk Beside Me", "Break Another Heart", "Does Anybody Love You", "Walk Beside Me", "Who In The World", and "Oh Babe What Would You Say". CD also features 3 bonus tracks – "East Of The Sun", "Try It Baby", and "We'll See" – the last 2 of which are previously unreleased! CD
(Out of print.)

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New Frank Sinatra with Count BasieSinatra At The Sands ... CD
Reprise, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
A classic Vegas moment for Sinatra – with accompaniment by Count Basie, and arrangements from Quincy Jones, to boot! The set features some great spoken bits – really one of the first chances the American mainstream got to taste the Vegas vibe – and titles include "It Was A Very Good Year", "Fly Me To The Moon", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Come Fly With Me", "Street Of Dreams", "One For My Baby", and "My Kind Of Town". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Sinatra At The Sands ... CD 6.99

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New Kazumi Watanabe & Jimmy HoppsMudari ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really unique session for guitarist Kazumi Watanabe – one that's co-led with American vocalist Jimmy Hopps! Hopps' work on the record is really wonderful – poetic and soulful, with a deep-voiced quality that sets the mood of the album from the very first tune. Vocal and instrumental numbers alternate – and Watanabe's playing in an introspective style that's relatively airy, and has a really evocative tone. Tenor sax player Joe Jacson's also on the record, and sings a bit – as does guest vocalist Reiko Aoki. Titles include "Handle Me Gently", "Brothers & Sisters", "Blues Africaine", "Lonesome Cat", "Ann", "Poem", and "Salute To Papa". CD
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New John BeltranAmericano ... CD
Exceptional (UK), 2002. Used ... Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from the amazing John Beltran – beautifully jazzy, and the first record that really had him breaking away from straighter dancefloor electronics! The set is filled with as many acoustic sounds as it is electronic ones – as John brings in flute, percussion, guitar, piano, and a host of Latin-influenced styles – all to open up a groove that's got an incredibly sunny vision. A few tracks have vocals, but the real charm of the set is in the instrumental work – and the overall sound is a real precursor to Beltran's later albums on Ubiquity – done here with a style that's almost got a bit more "roots"! Titles include "Respectall", "Siesta Key", "Caboclo", "Dreamin", "Soul Sketching", "Generations", "Expecting Rain", "Watercolored Dreams", and "Love Static". CD
 
 
 



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