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Mighty DiamondsPlanet Earth/Planet Mars Dub ... CD
Hot Milk (UK), 1978. New Copy .... $13.99
A mighty cool little package – one that features both the full Planet Earth album, and the Planet Mars Dub version of the record – presented in a great style that features the albums intertwined, so that each regular track followed by the dub version! The Mighty Diamonds' vocals are great on the main cuts – some of the most soulful of the scene at the time – and the dubs feature great instrumentation from the Icebreakers, recorded at Compass Point – with drums from Sly Dunbar and great horn arrangements from Tommy McCook. Titles include "Where Is Garvey", "Dub With Garvey", "Work Out", "Planet Mars", "Ital Rock", "Only Brothers", "Finger Out", "Carefree World", and "Grand Rock". CD

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Augustus PabloAugustus Pablo (3 X 10" colored vinyl box set) ... LP
Clocktower, Mid/Late 70s. New Copy 3 x 10" (reissue).... $34.99
A sweet set of classic Augustus Pablo dub – in a triple 10-inch box set! It includes cuts from the heart of the 70s, with completely top notch selections from records like Dubbing In Africa, with Pablo productions and the rhythm section of Bingy Bunny, Sly & Robbie and Gladdy, plus material from Ital Dub and other period gems. Includes "Road Block", "Curly Dub", "Natty Dread", "Barbwire Disaster", "Dubbing Ina Africa (No Jestering)", "Nigerian Love Dub", "Marcus Garvey Words Come To Pass", "Dub In Ethiopia", "Everything I Own", "555 Dub St", "Rockers Uptown" and "Jah Light", LP, Vinyl record album
(3 X 10" colored vinyl in a heavy duty box!)

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VariousSelect Cuts From Blood & Fire – Chapter 3 ... LP
Select Cuts (Germany), 2002. Very Good- 2LP .... $18.99
While we're not always the biggest fans of digidub or some of the more modern takes on the dub sound, we've found that this series is a pretty successful meeting of contemporary remixers and classic reggae tracks, with folks like the Groove Corporation, Black Star Liner, Pressure Drop, Smith & Mighty, Fila Brazilia, The Disciples and Henry & Louis taking on tracks by Big Youth, Horace Andy, Cornell Campbell, Prince Alla and Keith Hudson, as well as others. . .14 tracks in all, including "Do You Love My Music", "Chucky No Lucky", "Ital Vital", "Great Stone" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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New VariousStudio One Dub 2 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Soul Jazz keeps up the pressure, dipping deep into the never ending well of Studio One niceness for a second set of dub goodies rendered by Coxsone Dodd's alter dub ego, The Dub Specialist. Unlike some of the other dub vendors, Dodd doesn't go too nuts with the effects and so forth, keeping everything lean and close to the original rhythm, which is fine by us, since the core rhythms are tight and right from left to right! 18 extra heavy cuts in all, including "I'll Be Around Version" and "Run Run Version" by Sound Dimension, "Dubrock" by Soundstorm, "Watch OUt Version" by Albert & The Gladiators, "Moses Version" by the Brentford Reggae Band, "Peace Version" and "Natty Ting A Ling Pt 2" by the Brentford Disco Set, "Feel Like Jumping Pt 2" by Marcia Griffiths, "Reggae Version" by Drum Bago & the Rebel Group, "Soul Locks" by St Ct & The Gladiators Band, "How Could You Version" by Freddie & The Sound Dimension, "Any Where Version" by Holt & Sound Dimension, "Live 7 Dub" by Alton & The Soul Vendors, "Drunken Sailor Version" by Freddie McKay, 'Welding" by Ital Sound, and 'Dar Es Salaam", 'Always Dubbing" and "Mojo Papa" by Dub Specialist. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Anna Maria AlberghettiSongs By Anna Maria Alberghetti (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1954. New Copy .... $19.99
One of the earliest albums ever from Anna Maria Alberghetti – and a set that still really shows the singer's strong Italian roots! The style here is a mix of later vocal modes and earlier operatic ones – and Anna Maria definitely shows off her well-documented range throughout – really running up and down the scale with a skill that few other singers of her time could match! Backings frequently echo those Neopolitan elements that were big in postwar pop – and lyrics are mostly in English, but feature a few Italian songs as well. Titles include "Sleep My Baby", "The Blonde Girl In The Gondola", "Theme & Variations", "The Song From Desiree", and "Estrellita". CD

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Alessandro AlessandroniInchiesta ... LP
CMT/Sonor (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $24.99
A sweet funky set from the 70s – originally recorded as a sound library session, but handled by Italian soundtrack maestro Alessandro Alessandroni! You might know Alessandroni's music best from the 60s, and this set is a later updating of the same groove – one that brings in a bit more electric keyboards, some bouncier basslines, and drums that snap nice and hard on the funky numbers – then lay back on the sweet mellow moments. A few cuts have vocals – ala I Cantorni Moderni – and the whole thing has a warm, sexy 70s groove that's right up there with the best Italian work of the scene from the time. Titles include "Femminismo", "Collettivo", "La Metropoli", "Pubblica Informazione", "Prima Eta", and "Ultimo Soggiorno". Very groovy stuff! LP, Vinyl record album

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Alessandro Alessandroni/Francesco DeMasiLesbo (limited edition) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1969. New Copy .... $15.99
Sexy ladies on the cover, and some equally sexy sounds underneath – served up in a perfect 60s Italian blend of jazz and bossa-based styles! Sweeping strings bring a nice sense of depth to some numbers, while others have a more intimate feel – either via spare guitar, or some jazzy elements on piano, sax, and organ – shifting instrumentation that really keeps things interesting throughout, and which makes the record feel like some rich narrative on its own, in sound – without any need for the images on the screen. The whole thing is wonderful – one of those Italian soundtrack treasures that delivers even more than it promises – and music was composed by Alessandro Alessandroni and Francesco De Masi, then orchestrated by De Masi, with some cool wordless vocal moments as well. Titles include a number of variations on "Lesbo" plus the sweet vocal opener "Qualsiasi Cosa", "Crepuscolo Sul Mare", and "IL'Isola Dell'Amore". CD
(Limited edition – very limited! Just 500 copies!)

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Alessandro Alessandroni/Gianfranco PlenizioLa Signora Gioca Bene A Scopa/L'Infermiera ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1974/1975. New Copy .... $22.99
A duo of mid 70s Italian erotic comedy scores – Alessandro Alessandroni's La Signora Gioca Bene A Scopa and Gianfranco Plenizio's L'Inermiera from '74 and '75 – back-to-back! La Signora Gioca Bene A Scopa features fun waltzy numbers with tinkering keys and sweet strings, and some of the most playfully out there vocalism we've ever heard Edda Dell'Orso! Includes 19 sequences of the title theme. L'Infermiera features a fairly straight, nicely groovy score by Gianfranco Plenizio with style to spare – from laidback & jazzy to more playful with grooves with oddball comic sound flourishes. Includes 12 variations on the title theme. CD

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Rashied Ali QuartetNew Directions In Modern Music ... LP
Survival/Klimt (Italy), 1973. New Copy .... $15.99
Incredible work from drummer Rashied Ali – a set that really delivers on the promise of the music he first crafted with John Coltrane! The vision here is wide and expansive, yet still has a soulful, spiritual heart – a great balance of the free impulses of all players with the core unity of the group – a righteous energy that holds up strongly, even over the course of the album's two long tracks. The set's a great contrast to the work going on in the European scene at the time – and really shows how the American indie recording scene was able to capture performances in a more solid, focused sort of way. In addition to Ali's work on drums, the quartet also features excellent alto and flute from Carlos Ward, piano from Fred Simmons, and bass from Stafford James – the last of whom really ties the whole thing together with his sense of soul. Titles include "Akela" and "As Salaam Alikum". LP, Vinyl record album

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All NaturalPhantoms Of The Opera (short, LP, inst)/Thinkin' Cap (LP, inst)/D-ism ... 12-inch
All Natural, 1998. Near Mint- .... $1.99
Another dope Chicago underground cut from All Natural (MC Capital D and DJ Tone B Nimble), the follow up to the "Writers Block/50 Year" single. In "Phantoms of the Opera", All Natural are on a mission to take out "phantom" MC's. "Thinkin Cap" was produced by No I.D., the producer for Com Sense. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Barry AltschulFor Stu ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1979. New Copy .... $12.99 16.99
An album dedicated to the late drummer Stu Martin – and a set that features some very dynamic drum work from longtime friend Barry Altschul! The album has Altschul really hitting some new notes in his music – stepping off with a bit more dynamic energy than some of his other 70s recordings, working with a group that has a nicely elastic feel – able to change sounds and shapes at the drop of a hat! Other quartet members include Anthony Davis on piano, Ray Anderson on trombone, and Rick Rozie on bass – and the trombone of Anderson is especially great here, adding in a sense of warmth, and almost playfulness at points. Titles include "Drum Role", "Sleepwalker", "For Stu", and a version of the Mingus classic "Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress Then Silk Blues". CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Alvarius (Francesco Zampaglione/Andrea Moscianese)Tulpa – Perdizioni Mortali ... CD
Beat (Italy), 2013. New Copy .... $19.99
A cool contemporary score from Italy – but one that feels like horror greats from the late 70s and early 80s! The instrumentation here is mostly in an old school electric style – keyboards and guitars that echo the music of Goblin, but at a level that's often more spare and less jamming – stretching out with this great sense of space that really builds up the tension and mood throughout – to create a really captivating record, even away from the screen. Titles include "Phurba", "Escape From Tulpa", "Lonely Nights", "Working My Ass Off", "Italian Giallo", "Lisa's Theme", and "Bloody Radio". CD

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AreaInternational Popular Group – The Essential Box Set Collection (6CD set) ... CD
Cramps (Italy), 1970s. New Copy 6CDs .... $58.99
Groundbreaking Italian prog from Area – the Arbeit Macht Frei, Cautio Radiation Area, Crac!, Area(A)zione, Maledetti and Event '76 albums – all from the crucial early-to-mid 70s years – in a 6CD box set on Cramps! The debut Arbeit Macht Frei features a tripped out blend of lingering 60s psychedelia with jazzier prog and folkish melodies, all done as uniquely as any combo of the time. Includes "Luglio, Agosto Stettembre (Nero)", "Consapevolezza", "240 Chilometri" and more. Cautio Radiation Area is even more impressive – a mad mix of out jazz, hard jamming, and even more experimental touches that include quite a bit of noise. Titles include "Cometa Rossa", "Lobotomia", "Brujo", and "ZYG". Crac! continues on this path, with even more far out vocals and a strangely joyous take on far-reaching 70s prog. Tracks include "Magalopoli", "Nervi Scoperti", "Area 5", "Implosion" and more. Are(A)azone is the group's 4th album – a collection of alternate versions of songs from previous records plus a 15 minute hard jamming tune called "Are(A)zione", and a free jazz interpretation of "The International". Maledetti goes further with the out jazz – and features guest soprano sax work from Steve Lacy. Includes "Evaporazione", "Gerontocrazia", "Scum", "Caos (Parte Seconda)" and more. Event '76 closes with "Caos II Parte (1)", "Caos II Parte (2)" and "Event '76". Comes in a great oversized package with a nice booklet – notes in Italian. CD

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New Art StudioComplete CMC Sessions (Diagnosci/Paralisi/Presagio/Pensieri) ... CD
Splasch (Italy), 1978/1981/1984/1985. Used 2CD .... $16.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Edward ArtemievSolaris (suite) (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Mirumir/Superior Viaduct, 1972. New Copy .... $19.99
An amazing companion to the soundtrack album from the film Solaris – an extended suite of tracks that works in a very similar way – with electronics layered in these beautiful, hypnotic modes – sometimes noisy, sometimes pleasant – always compelling throughout, thanks to the visionary music of Edward Artemiev! This lovely package features a cool gatefold cover, with the images from the Italian poster of the film from the 70s – but the mindblowing music on the record is the real appeal – an extended suite of electronic sounds, in 17 movements! LP, Vinyl record album

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Bach/Handel/RameauNow Sound Of The Old Harpsichord – Italian Concerto, Air & Variations (Harmonious Blacksmith)/Suite In A Minor – William Read ... LP
RCA, 1970. Very Good .... $1.99
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(Spine has one spot of old tape.)

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Baker BrothersTime To Testify ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2011. New Copy .... $16.99
The seventh album from prolific modern funky soul gurus The Baker Brothers – a tight, thunderous mix of vocals and instrumentals that range from rawly raucous numbers to sly little groovers! The group really is a well oiled engine at this point – after a good decade or so of activity. Time To Testify is up there with their best material – a record with a nice, live feel and excellent instrumentation for the group! Chris Pedley on bass and piano, Paul Young on sax and flute, Geoff Lai on guitar and lead vox, Rich Baker on drums & percussion, Ted Carrasco on drums and percussion, and Sott Baylis on trumpet, Rhodes, Hammond, clavinet and Moog. Includes "Make Your Move", "Painting Pictures", "Once I Had A Friend", "Patience", "Feeding Freddie", "Pieces Of The Puzzle", "Hang Loose", "The Bottom Rung", "The Young Patter", "Snap Back", "Head South", "Genki Strut" and more. 16 tracks on the CD version. CD

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Daniele BaldelliBack To My Funky Side ... CD
Cinedelic (Italy), 2013. New Copy .... $16.99
Maybe the best record we've ever heard from Cosmic mainman Daniele Baldelli – and definitely a set that really lives up to the funky side promised in the title! Baldelli's got a much deeper groove here than ever before – a great ear for tight elements on the basslines, mixed with jazzy work on keyboards and guitar – all woven into a groove that's every bit as club-worth as his other music, yet a lot more warm and soulful overall! It's almost like Daniele's going back to discover a disco generation he might have missed the first time around – with a retro style that's hard to distinguish from the original, a lot like Joey Negro and some of his Sunshine Band work. Titles include "Mellow Game", "Good Day", "What Da Funk", "Voltage Groove", "Synthesized Honey", "Break Loose", "Drive Me Crazy", and "Fontainebleau". CD

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Daniele BaldelliBack To My Funky Side – The Remixes ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 2013. New Copy 2LP .... $24.99
A mix of remixes and straight album tracks from the full Back To My Funky Side album – a set that really lives up to the funky side promised in the title! Baldelli's got a much deeper groove here than ever before – a great ear for tight elements on the basslines, mixed with jazzy work on keyboards and guitar – all woven into a groove that's every bit as club-worth as his other music, yet a lot more warm and soulful overall! It's almost like Daniele's going back to discover a disco generation he might have missed the first time around – with a retro style that's hard to distinguish from the original, a lot like Joey Negro and some of his Sunshine Band work. This is the closest you'll get to a full vinyl release of the CD – and the set features album titles "Funk Syndrome", "Funk Me Again", and "Got To Get Your Own" – plus remixes "Voltage Groove ( Marco Dionigi rmx)", "Funk Me Again (Eric Dunks Duncan mix)", "A Good Day (DJ Rocca Erodiscomix)", "Mellow Game (Greg Wilson & Derek Kaye rmx)", and "Fontainebleau (version Idjut)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Andrea BalducciBloom (with bonus track) ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2013. New Copy .... $21.99
One of the most soulful albums we've heard from Schema in many years – a brilliant batch of jazzy tracks from singer Andrea Balducci – served up with backing by a great lineup of players from both the Ricky Tick and Schema worlds! The core approach is jazz, but many of the songs are done with a very soulful approach – a style that's a bit like Mario Biondi, especially given Balducci's use of English throughout, and his raspy vocals – yet more 60s soul in the end, with a unified aesthetic that really holds strong over the course of the album. Players include Jukka Eskola on trumpet, Timo Lassy on tenor, Gaetano Partipilo on alto, and Luca Mannuzta on Fender Rhodes and piano – and titles include "Hurt So Bad", "Spooky", "Within Myself", "Big City", "I Just Dropped In", "Time Will Come", and "The Meaning Of Love". CD features a bonus track – "Hurt So Bad (swing version)". CD

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Sorry BambaSorry Bamba Vol 1 – 1970 to 1979 ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 1970s. New Copy Gatefold .... $9.99
A wonderful testament to the legacy of Malian singer, flute player and group leader Sorry Bamba – documenting his years leading the Kanaga Orchestra Of Mopti throughout the 1970s – and a great, vital release on Thrill Jockey! The region's musical heritage is intergral to Sorry Bamba's music, but it's also relevant and contemporary to its period and ours – with guitar, bass, organ and horns along with more earthy percussion. His style of songs is pretty amazing, too – and often done with a sense of humor that could be easy to overlook to outsiders – but there's no overlooking how great the music is. Beautifully done by Thrill Jockey, compilers Alex Minoff & Ian Eagleson – with input and insight from Sorry Bamba himself. Includes "Yayoroba", "Boro", "Gambari", "Astan Kelly", "Sekou Amadou", "Sayouwe", "Porry", "Aisse", "Bayadjourou" and "Sare Mabo". CD

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Baroque BordelloAbnormal Songs ... LP
Qbico (Italy), 2005. Near Mint- .... $9.99
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(Pressed on blue/yellow marbled vinyl.)

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New Kenny Barron & Buster WilliamsTwo As One ... CD
Red (Italy), 1986. New Copy .... $15.99 18.99
A wonderful little date from pianist Kenny Barron – one that has him working in drumless duo mode, with only the bass of Buster Williams for accompaniment! The tunes are often quite long, and it's beautiful to hear the way Kenny stretches out on the keys – buoyed up warmly by Williams' trademark tone – basslines that are soft on bite, and round on sound – drenched with soul throughout, and creating a subtle pulse that the presence of a drum would only ruin! Barron has a wonderful way of being pensive at points, while still moving things forward strongly – and titles include "All Of You", "This Time The Dream's On Me", "I Love You", and "My Funny Valentine". CD

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New John Barry/Donna SummerDeep – Original Soundtrack (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Casablanca/Hot Shot (UK), 1977. New Copy .... $14.99
Well, it's not Jaws – but it's still pretty darn groovy – a very cool set of tracks that features some long, lush orchestrations from the great John Barry – plus some sublime disco sounds from Donna Summer! The first half of the record features Barry's extended "Return To The Sea – 2033 AD" – a side-long track that really builds nicely, and has John finding some even more expressive modes than in other mid 70s soundtracks. Then side two really lets loose with the great "Theme From The Deep (Down Deep Inside)" by Donna Summer – a tune that's got this beautifully building groove that's almost like her best early cuts, ala "I Feel Love" – a great use of Summer's vocals on a nicely funky groove. The set also features a slower Donna Summer vocal take on the cut – billed as "A Love Song" – with these cool keyboard lines that feel like they're lifted from an Italian 70s soundtrack – and Barry also turns in his own instrumental version as well. Beckett sings the funky "Disco Calypso" tune too! CD features two bonus tracks – the 12" mix of Donna Summer's "Theme From The Deep", plus "The White House Years" by John Barry. CD

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Franco BattiatoL'Era Del Cinghiale Bianco (2013 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Universal (Italy), 1979. New Copy (pic cover).... $9.99
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BeatlesBeatles – The White Album ... LP
Apple, 1968. Very Good 2LP Gatefold .... $39.99
The Beatles at their late best – on 1968's self-titled set – now immortalized as The White Album! The White Album capped offed a period of intense creativity for the band with a double that's as freewheeling as anything they'd ever release. It's got raw rockers with wry lyricism, tender acoustic balladry, psych blues jams and some flat out weird bits. As was always the case, John's and Paul's songs cover the majority of the sides, but The White Album also features what's arguably George's most vital moment as a Beatle with "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". Other tracks include "Back InThe USSR", "Dear Prudence","Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da", "Happiness Is A Warm Gun", "Martha My Dear", "Rocky Raccoon", "Why Don't We Do It In The Road", "Julia", "Yer Blues", "Sexy Sadie", "Helter Skelter", "Revolution 1", Good Night" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(1st US pressing, with an embossed cover and numbered cover, with the poster & member photos! Cover has some wear, a split top seam, some splitting on the other top and bottom seams, and some light stains.)


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Belfi/Grubbs/PiliaDust & Mirrors ... CD
Blue Chopsticks, 2014. New Copy .... $12.99
An excellent second album from the Belfi/Grubbs/Pilia trio – with a more strongly song-based vibe than we expected after their looser, though no less rewarding debut! Andrea Belfi is on drums, percussion and electronics, David Grubbs is on electric guitar, keys and some vocals, and Stefano Pilia plays acoustic and electric guitar. We've been fans of David Grubbs for decades, from the more dissonant underground rock, to the more textural instrumental material, and he's found excellent partners in Italian players Belfi and Pilia. Titles include "Charm Offensive", "Brick Dust", "Cool Side Of The Pillow", "The Distance, Cut", "Ambassador Extraordinaire", "The Headlock" and "Foamy Originale". CD
Also available Dust & Mirrors ... LP 17.99

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Belfi/Grubbs/PiliaDust & Mirrors ... LP
Blue Chopsticks, 2014. New Copy .... $17.99
An excellent second album from the Belfi/Grubbs/Pilia trio – with a more strongly song-based vibe than we expected after their looser, though no less rewarding debut! Andrea Belfi is on drums, percussion and electronics, David Grubbs is on electric guitar, keys and some vocals, and Stefano Pilia plays acoustic and electric guitar. We've been fans of David Grubbs for decades, from the more dissonant underground rock, to the more textural instrumental material, and he's found excellent partners in Italian players Belfi and Pilia. Titles include "Charm Offensive", "Brick Dust", "Cool Side Of The Pillow", "The Distance, Cut", "Ambassador Extraordinaire", "The Headlock" and "Foamy Originale". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dust & Mirrors ... CD 12.99

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New Jacques BerrocalParalleles ... CD
Alga Marghen (Italy), 1976. New Copy .... $19.99
A really compelling mixture of free jazz and other avant elements – a record beyond compare from trombonist and trumpeter Jacques Berrocal, put together with all the freedoms of the French scene of the 70s! Each track has a slightly different lineup, and a slightly different flavor – and Berrocal plays some very unusual variations on his instruments, sometimes with electronics used to process the acoustic origins of the sound! Other players shift throughout the record – and include Bernard Vitet on violin, Philippe Pochan on cello, and even the rocker Vince Taylor – who does a recitation on one very cool track. Titles include "Post-Card", "Galimatias", "Paralleles", and "Bric A Brac". CD

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Marco BettaViva La Liberta ... CD
Beat (Italy), 2013. New Copy .... $19.99
A contemporary film, but one that's scored with all the charms of Italian soundtracks from the 70s – particularly the sense of space and timing that graced some of the best work of that period! Marco Betta's score is nice and understated – gentle strings, isolated instruments, and occasional light piano lines that trace a fragile yet powerful melody alongside woodwinds. The pacing is wonderful – and titles include "Sparire", "Sinopia", "In Obscura Nocte", "Viva La Liberta", "L'Illusione Di Vivere", and "Fratelli". CD

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Mario Biondi & The High Five QuintetHandful Of Soul ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2006. New Copy 2LP .... $19.99
An incredible full length debut from vocalist Mario Biondi – a jazz singer we'd rank right up there with the legendary Mark Murphy – supported here with great backings from the High Five Quintet! The grooves here are in a soaring, tightly-stepping style – very much the best club jazz mode of the contemporary European scene – with all-acoustic instrumentation, and rhythms that move along at a really great dancefloor pace! Mario's vocals are really unique too – with a little rasp that catches slightly, and really brings a timeless quality to his voice – mixing personal feeling into the lively numbers on the album, with an unexpected depth that really makes the album stand out from similar sessions of this type! There's echoes of hip vocal jazz work from years past by artists like The Peddlers, Bobby Cole, or Mark Murphy – and titles include "A Child Runs Free", "No Mercy For Me", "This Is What You Are", "I Can't Keep From Cryin Sometimes", "Rio De Janeiro Blue", "Handful Of Soul", "On A Clear Day", "Never Die", "No Trouble On The Mountain", "Slow Hot Wind", and "Gig". LP, Vinyl record album

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Black Randy & The Metro SquadDown At The Laundromat/Give It Up Or Turn It Loose (pink colored vinyl) ... 12-inch
Luv N' Haight, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99 10.98
Raw punky electro funk from the LA scene of the late 70s – a single that definitely lives up to the image on the label! "Down At The Laundromat" is a dubby funk cut that is nicely tripped out – almost like one of those nuggets you'd find buried on side four of Sandanista, but maybe even a bit rougher overall! "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose" seems to be a cover of the James Brown classic – but it's played at a much faster pace, with frenetic guitars and keyboards – and this offbeat sax line that makes us feel like James Chance has suddenly gotten totally funky! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition pink colored vinyl with digital download.)

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Paul BleyComplete Black Saint/Soul Note Recordings Of Paul Bley (Sonor/Tango Palace/Hot/Notes/Mindset/At Sweet Basil/Memoirs/Conversations)(9CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 9 CDs .... $69.99
A wealth of great music from pianist Paul Bley – all of it recorded for the Soul Note label, where Bley really got a chance to explore some ideas that might not have appeared in other venues! Some of the work here follows on the seminal Bley sides for ECM in the 70s – either solo material, or work that has Paul paired up with a key contemporary – such as drummer Paul Motian or bassist Gary Peacock. Both other work features bigger groups – one a quartet with guitarist John Scofield, the other a combo with John Abercrombie on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, and Barry Altschul on drums. One real treasure is a trio date with the great Jimmy Giuffre on clarinet and Steve Swallow on bass – and another trio outing features Tony Oxley on drums and Furio Di Castri on bass. There's plenty more surprises within – and the package features 9 full albums, all with original artwork – records that include Sonor, Tango Palace, Hot, Notes, Mindset, Live At Sweet Basil, Memoirs, Conversations With A Goose, and Chaos. CD
(All albums come in cardboard sleeve replicas of the original album covers!)

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Hamiet BluiettDangerously Suite ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1981. New Copy .... $12.99 16.98
A deeply soulful album from reedman Hamiet Bluiett – and a record that's got a bit of a different twist, thanks to vocals from Irene Datcher! The album's got a really warm, organic feel – loads of great percussion from Chief Bey, drums from Billy Hart, and bass from Buster Williams – a rhythm group that really grounds the album in solid territory, with a sense of focus that's almost in the territory of spiritual jazz – energized a bit more than some of Bluiett's other recordings of this period. Datcher only sings on a few tracks, but her presence is really wonderful too – a fresh voice alongside Hamiet's alto and baritone sax – in a group that's completed by pianist Bob Neloms. The tracks have that tender expressive style that we always love in Bluiett's best work – and titles include "Ballad Of Eddie Jefferson", "Between The Raindrops", "Full Deep & Mellow", "Prayer", and "Doll Baby". CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Hamiet BluiettNali Kola ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1989. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
A real standout session from reedman Hamiet Bluiett – a record that's heavy on Afro-centric influences, with lots of heavy percussion at the bottom, and a rare jazz combo appearance for the time by trumpeter Hugh Masekela! There's kind of an earthy loft jazz sort of feel to the date – almost spontaneous creation, as Bluiett plays baritone sax and flute, and Masekela trumpet and flugelhorn, over percussion from Chief Bey, Titos Sompa, Seku Tonga, and Okeryema Asante – the last of whom we know from his record for the Black Fire label. Plunky plays soprano sax on one number – furthering the Black Fire connection – and other musicians include Donald Smith on piano and Billy Spaceman Patterson on guitar, each on one track. Quincy Troupe delivers some hip poetry on the cut "Snake Back Solos" – and other titles include "Bouka", "Enum", "Broken Sticks", and "Nali Kola". CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Francy BolandFrancy Boland Playing With The Trio ... CD
Rearward (Italy), 1967. New Copy .... $18.99
One of the few small group recordings ever cut by pianist Francy Boland – and a set that cooks every bit as much as his work with the larger Clarke Boland Big Band on MPS! The reason for the cooking is clear – Francy's got key rhythmic help from group members Jimmy Woode on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums – players who are way more than just partners with Boland on the session – more musical soulmates, especially from a rhythmic perspective – and able to work at that unique Clarke Boland level that's both lyrical and swinging, soulful and modern! The tunes are played in this way that really shows off Boland's skills on the keys – but never in a style that's flashy, just fresh and filled with surprising tones and twists – backed superbly by Woode and Clarke. Titles include "The Girl & The Turk", "Gamal Sady'N'Em", "Night Lady", "Myriam Doll", "I'm All Smiles", "Lonely Girl", and "Nights In Warsaw". CD
Also available Francy Boland Playing With The Trio (180 gram pressing with bonus CD) ... LP 22.99

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Francy BolandFrancy Boland Playing With The Trio (180 gram pressing with bonus CD) ... LP
Rearward (Italy), 1967. New Copy (reissue).... $22.99
One of the few small group recordings ever cut by pianist Francy Boland – and a set that cooks every bit as much as his work with the larger Clarke Boland Big Band on MPS! The reason for the cooking is clear – Francy's got key rhythmic help from group members Jimmy Woode on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums – players who are way more than just partners with Boland on the session – more musical soulmates, especially from a rhythmic perspective – and able to work at that unique Clarke Boland level that's both lyrical and swinging, soulful and modern! The tunes are played in this way that really shows off Boland's skills on the keys – but never in a style that's flashy, just fresh and filled with surprising tones and twists – backed superbly by Woode and Clarke. Titles include "The Girl & The Turk", "Gamal Sady'N'Em", "Night Lady", "Myriam Doll", "I'm All Smiles", "Lonely Girl", and "Nights In Warsaw". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus CD of the whole album!)
Also available Francy Boland Playing With The Trio ... CD 18.99

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New Fred BongustoSuper Fantozzi ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1986. Used .... $11.99
Fred Bongusto comes up with a plenty playful score for this goofy 80s film – the story of civilization, but from the perspective of a loser! The music moves between serious scoring and more whimsical numbers – the latter of which feature more of the 80s elements, especially keyboards, that you might expect from the date – especially on the clubby-grooving main theme. Other instrumentation is a mix of electric and acoustic – sometimes the former aping the latter – and this deluxe reissue features 28 tracks that include "Super Torneo", "Tema D'Amore Excalibur", "Fantozzo Antico", "Regata Super", "Super Maratona", "Super Shimmy", and "Super Jazz Club". CD
(Limited edition!)

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New Bosq Of Whiskey BaronsBosq Y Orquesta De Madera ... LP
Ubiquity, 2013. New Copy 2LP .... $15.99 19.98
A really wonderful set of grooves – much richer, jazzier, and more soulful than we would have expected – and a great full length introduction to the work of Bosq! Bosq's a name that's been brimming around on singles recently – but on this full album, he really opens up with a wonderfully deep groove – one that's inspired by older styles of jazz, Latin, Brazilian, and even Afro Funk modes – but put together in ways that often mix organic and live instrumentation with some studio production too – yet always at a level that still retains all the warmth of the elements at the core! These are some of the best sounds we've heard from Ubiquity in awhile, and the record's a real return to the mix of classic and contemporary that first made us fall in love with the label. The set features guest work from Kon, Tita Lima, Kaleta, and others – and titles include "More Heavy", "Up & Down (NYC 91 mix)", "Tear It Out", "Getting There", "Movin On", "Pura Candela", "Paciencia De Jo", "Never Feel Cold", and "Get Involved". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes digital download.)

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Bobby BradfordLost In LA ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1983. New Copy .... $12.99 16.99
Nothing lost about this set, as Bobby Bradford's work is tight and focused throughout – and stands as a hip west coast contrast to early 80s avant jazz material from points east! There's a feel here that's a lot like some of the Nimbus Records albums of the time – material that's definitely towards the left side of the jazz spectrum, but which is usually never too far out – often tied together with a sense of spirit, or a bit of swing – and at the best moments, a nice little groove that really grabs our attention. Even back in the 60s, Bobby always brought a great sense of rhythm to his farther-out work – and that tradition definitely continues here, thanks to help from the Mark Dresser and Roberto Miguel Miranda on bass, and Sherman Ferguson on drums. Bradford plays cornet, James Kousakis plays alto sax, and titles include "You Known", "Dirty Rag", "Ashes", "Ornate", and "Sho Nuff Blues". CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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BrainticketCelestial Ocean (180 gram vinyl with bonus CD) ... LP
Lilith (Italy), 1973. New Copy LP & CD .... $18.99 32.99
Avant Swiss rockers Brainticket look back to ancient pharaohs for Celestial Ocean – a conceptual look at the distant past, with a creative step into the future! The tapestry of sounds is pretty amazing, with the futuristic blend of blunt sound errata, synthesizers, stream of consciousness lyricism and production flourishes a giant leap forward – but it's the way it's all blended with sparser keys, sitar and more global organic touches that makes it such a creative win and puts the group ahead of the pack creatively. Titles include "Egyptian Kings", "Jardins", "Rainbow", "Era Of Technology", "The Space Between", "Cosmic Winds" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl – and includes the album on CD!)

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Anthony BraxtonFive Compositions (Quartet) 1986 ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1986. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
Anthony Braxton plays a host of horns on this powerful mid 80s set – a batch of numbers all based around his unique imagistic compositions! Braxton's reeds include alto, tenor, sopranino, and C melody sax – plus clarinet and flute as well – and other quartet members include David Rosenboom on piano, Mark Dresser on bass, and Gerry Hemingway on drums. The music is quite angular at most points – with sharp tones that are kind of a further extension of a Monk/Lacy vibe, stretched into occasional free moments as well. Titles include "Composition No 131", "Composition No 88 (+ 108C)", "Composition No 124 (+ 108D +96)", "Composition No 122 (+ 108 +96)", and "Composition No 101 (+ 31 + 86 + 30)" – with accompanying graphics for each! CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Anthony BraxtonFour Compositions (Quartet) 1983 ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1983. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
One of the best-remembered Anthony Braxton albums from the 80s – and for good reason too, as there's a strength to the record that's evident from the very first note! The quartet here features longtime collaborator George Lewis on trombone, bassist John Lindberg, and percussionist Gerry Hemingway – the last of whom really rattles some creative energy into the record. Lewis and Braxton provide excellent foils for one another – balancing abstract left brain streams with phrasing that alludes to an approach that hasn't forgotten the jazz tradition. Side one is a lengthy take on "Composition No 105A" with an accompanying graphic title too, and side two features three graphic variations on "Composition No 69". CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Brazilian Love AffairVoce E Eu – Joao Gilberto Revisited By Brazilian Love Affair Project ... CD
Fonte (Italy), 2013. New Copy .... $18.99
A sweet set of contemporary bossa gems – all older numbers made famous by Joao Gilberto in his early days – spun out with a very fresh finish here by the Brazilian Love Affair combo! The group work in a mostly live jazz mode, with just a bit of programming on the rhythms – and the album's especially heavy on Fender Rhodes, which updates an older bossa sound nicely – amidst older-styled instrumentation on acoustic guitar, Hammond, trombone, and flute. The vocals are great – with the same raspy charm of Joao's early recordings – that very human, very honest quality that made his singing so different from other vocalists of his generation – and titles include "Rosa Morena", "Desafinado", "Voce E Eu", "O Barquinho", "Saudade Fez Um Samba", "Ho Ba La La", and "Chega De Saudade". CD

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Charles Hilton BrownOwed To Myself ... CD
Schema (Italy), 1974. New Copy .... $15.99
A swirling blend of soul, funk, and jazzy grooves – and a super-rare album that we've never seen in the original! Supposedly, backing on the record is by the British Afro-Funk group Assagai – which sounds right to us, because there's a nice rolling conga groove on many of the tracks. Lead vocals are by Charles Hilton Brown, in a nicely raw soul style that reminds us a bit of Otis Redding, and a bit of Mike James Kirkland on some of his early 70s material. The record features vocal covers of a number of soul hits – like "Try A Little Tenderness", "Love Train", and "Ain't No Sunshine" – plus some originals that are even better, like the funky instrumental "GRF", and the tunes "Maddox" and "Tell Me Once Again". Nice and raw, and with a sound hip enough to match the record's cover! CD

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Sandro Brugnolini & Luigi MalatestaGungala La Pantera Nuda ... CD
Cinevox/Saimel (Spain), 1968. New Copy .... $26.99
A nude panther? This one already had our attention with the title – and once we heard the music, things got even better – a very groovy blend of jazz and 60s elements by Sandro Brugnolini & Luigi Malatesta – put together in modes that rival some of the better-known Italian scores of the time! The leadoff tune "Gungala" features great English vocals from Pat Starke, alongside some cool-stepping organ – and that organ returns often on other instrumental tracks, almost creating this Piero Piccioni-like mood amidst the strings and some of the more exotic instrumentation! Even when the orchestrations are a bit more conventional, they're still quite striking – and the score is one of those great Italian 60s efforts that seems to offer up new flavors at every twist and turn. Titles include "Il Serpente", "Gungala Serenata", "Tam Tam Marimba", "Gungala Road", "July", "Sabbie Mobili", and "Afro Free". CD
(Limited edition.)

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New Chico Buarque & Ennio MorriconePer Un Pugno Di Samba ... CD
RCA/BMG (Brazil), 1970. New Copy .... $18.99
An amazing record – one that stands as one of Chico Buarque's greatest from the 70s! The set was recorded in Italy in 1970 – and features Chico singing lead vocals over backings handled by Ennio Morricone – all in a style that's a perfect blend of MPB with the best elements of the Italian scene of the time! The songs are all originals written by Chico – and have a light and dreamy samba/bossa feel, one that's inflected by the off-beat orchestral style of Morricone, and supported by vocals from I Cantori Moderni. The feel is halfway between Chico's work on RGE and some of the dreamier Morricone soundtracks of the time – and it's a wonderful thing to have a strong male lead vocal over backings from Morricone – a really rare thing for the time, with results that are tremendous. Titles include "Rotativa", "Samba E Amore", "Nicanor", "Tu Sei Una Di Noi", "In Te", "Ed Ora Dico Sul Serio", and "Quete E Quelle". CD

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Budos BandBudos Band III (includes bonus download) ... LP
Daptone, 2010. New Copy .... $13.99 15.99
A great third album from Staten Island instrumental funk titans The Budos Band – who've brought eclectic inspiration all along and have always colored from a much broader palette of styles than most of their peers – going even further this time out and delivering their best yet! The Daptone House Of Soul blueprint is a big part of the recipe, as it should be. Classic funky soul grit holds it all together and each cut has an unshakable groove, but with that in full effect, the group is free to explore. The Budos horns are as impeccable and communicative as ever, with brass that ranges from classic stateside funk and Afro influences. The percussion (bongos, clave, cowbell and more) is just as broadly thought out and tightly delivered, snakey bass lines, flute and the sometimes secret weapon on Budos Band III, the electric organ – which brings a bit of a garage psych/funk rock vibe. Truly exceptional work from the one of the best bands of their generation! Includes "Rite Of The Ancients", "Black Venom", "River Serpentine", "Unbroken, Unshaven", "Nature's Wrath", "Golden Dune's", "Budo's Dirge", "Raja Haje", "Crimson Skies", "Mark Of The Unnamed" and "Reppirt Yad" (a funked up Lennon/McCartney cover...read it backwards, kids). LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a coupon for digital download.)
Also available Budos Band III ... CD 13.99

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Cabaret VoltaireMicro-Phonies ... CD
Mute, 1984. New Copy .... $13.99 14.98
A key early moment for Cabaret Voltaire – a set that has the duo getting a bit more tuneful and song-based than before – yet still more than willing to experiment plenty with their sound! All the cool analogue electronics are still very firmly in place – and mixed with some mighty nice processed guitar riffs from Richard Kirk, and lots of dubby elements too – and the set also features some percussion and tablas that are used alongside electronic rhythms – often processed, but in ways that create an early undercurrent – almost like some of the Brian Eno rhythm experiments of the early 80s. Titles include "Do Right", "The Operative", "Digital Rasta", "Spies In The Wires", "Theme From Earthshaker", "James Brown", "Slammer", "Blue Heat", and "Sensoria". CD

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Roberto CacciapagliaSonanze (180 gram pressing) ... LP
PDU/Wah Wah (Spain), 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $29.99
A rich blend of Italian avant and prog sounds from the early 70s – and overall, a relatively serious piece of work from Roberto Cacciapaglia! The format somewhat echoes Cacciapaglia's earlier experiments with Franco Battiato – in that it's a rock-informed, compositionally-constructed piece of music that blends together Roberto's own guitar, vibes, organ, and moog with larger string and horn passages – often produced with some of the more cosmic elements you'd expect from the studios of Conny Plank! The result is a completely unique record – and one that's completely compelling, too – an album-length track, but divided up into shorter movements that each have a character of their own. Reissue also includes a bonus insert with notes! LP, Vinyl record album

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Calibro 35Traditori Di Tutti ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2013. New Copy .... $16.99
Damn! These guys just keep getting better and better with each new release – to the point where they're way more than just a combo dedicated to classic soundtrack modes – and instead have found a fuzzy funky space that's all their own! Both the instrumentation and rhythms are sharper than ever – very hard-hitting, on the rockier side of 70s sound library styles – and topped with some fierce guitar work that makes nearly every cut bristle with a newfound sense of power – matched by mighty sweet lines on keyboards that include Fender Rhodes, clavinet, mellotron, dulcitone, and eko tiger! Vocals are almost nonexistent – leaving the most room for instrumentals that ring out boldly – and titles include "You Filthy Bastards", "The Butcher's Bride", "Mescaline 6", "Stainless Steel", "Two Pills In The Pocket", and "Traitors". CD

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Conte Candoli & Frank RosolinoConversation (Italian pressing) ... LP
RCA (Italy), 1974. Near Mint- .... $14.99
An excellent session cut during a stretch when the Candoli/Rosolino team were doing some of their best work – playing in Europe with a number of hip backup groups. This set features an Italian trio of Franco D'Andrea on piano, Giovanni Tomasso on bass, and Gege Munari on drums. Tracks include "Marla", "Attention", "Let's Burn", and "Conversation". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bruno CanforaLa Regina Dei Tartari ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1960. New Copy .... $19.99
The reign of the Tartars is carried off here in a beautifully dramatic score from Bruno Canforna – one that echoes the mix of exotic orchestrations you'd hear in the best gladiator films of the time – but with some darker rumblings as well! The scene is a bit more Eastern than most Italian films of this type – but Canforna seems to look west, and almost creates this Hollywood sense of drama throughout – but at a really tight, stripped-down feel that's way beyond the commercial soundtracks of the American scene. Woodwinds do a lot of wonderful work here – creating simple melodies or dark shadowy backdrops – and the set features 13 tracks from the film, on CD for the first time ever! CD

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New Capital LettersReality – The Previously Unreleased 1985 Recordings ... CD
Reggae Archives (UK), 1985. New Copy .... $16.99
Unreleased material from Capital Letters – one of the better British reggae acts of the 80s, heard here in a set of tracks that have lain in the studio for decades! The record mixes core tracks and dubs up nicely – creating a relaxed vibe that really lets the rhythms sink in, and echo Kingston modes of a few years before. Titles include "Reality", "Ganja Dub", "Oldwah's Reality", "This Is Club Dance", "Cocaine Dub", "Smoking My Ganja", and "No Jobs". CD
Also available Reality – The Previously Unreleased 1985 Recordings ... LP 22.99

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Capital LettersReality – The Previously Unreleased 1985 Recordings ... LP
Reggae Archives (UK), 1985. New Copy (reissue).... $22.99
Unreleased material from Capital Letters – one of the better British reggae acts of the 80s, heard here in a set of tracks that have lain in the studio for decades! The record mixes core tracks and dubs up nicely – creating a relaxed vibe that really lets the rhythms sink in, and echo Kingston modes of a few years before. Titles include "Reality", "Ganja Dub", "Oldwah's Reality", "This Is Club Dance", "Cocaine Dub", "Smoking My Ganja", and "No Jobs". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Reality – The Previously Unreleased 1985 Recordings ... CD 16.99

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Capital TaxI Can't Believe It (b'leedat mix, funk rmx, g's jazz mix) ... 12-inch
MCA/Primate, 1993. Near Mint- (pic cover).... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Capital TaxThe Masha (rmx, jazz mix, Treemania rmx, jazz inst) ... 12-inch
MCA, 1993. Near Mint- (pic cover).... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Cornelius CardewFour Principles On Ireland And Other Pieces (1974) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mirumir/Cramps (Italy), 1974. New Copy .... $15.99
Some of the most beautiful music we've ever heard from pianist Cornelius Cardew – some surprisingly sensitive solo tunes, although still done with the modern edge you'd expect! The political nature of the project is obvious from the title and cover – but while the music often carries an undercurrent of respectful sentiment, too – echoes of older historical themes mixed with Cardew's rich tones on piano. The result is an extremely evocative set that has us respecting Cardew even more than ever – and titles include "The Croppy Boy", "Charge", "Song & Dance", "Four Principles On Ireland", "Bethanien", and "Sailing The Seas Depends On The Helmsman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – with heavy cover and vinyl!)

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Fiorenzo CarpiLe Avventure Di Pinocchio (3CD set) ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1972. New Copy 3CD .... $28.99
One of the weirdest versions of Pinocchio you'll ever see – not the animated cartoon by Disney, but a strange live action production for 70s Italian TV! The music here is surprisingly great – and comes off with a flair that's maybe even more complicated than the images on the screen – a mix of surprisingly sensitive orchestrations with a few lighter melodies that recall some of the work of Nino Rota – but mixed more with some darker 70s elements, as in some of the later Fellini films. This massive 3CD set features a stunning 107 tracks in all – not just the original album, but dozens and dozens of alternate takes, and rare TV cues as well – making for a musical package that may well be more stunning than the strange show itself! CD

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Daniela CasaSocieta Malata (140 gram vinyl – with bonus CD) ... LP
Flipper/Penny (Italy), 1975. New Copy LP & CD (reissue).... $24.99
There's a weird and wonderful assortment of styles on this old sound library session from the 70s – a hip blend of electronics, keyboards, guitar, and percussion – all served up in some mighty cool modes from Daniela Casa! The music is moody at points, but often quite rhythmic – at a pace that helps keep things focused, and which makes the set way more than just an echoey studio experiment – with tuneful results that are somewhere in the best territory of electric horror scoring of the time. Titles include "Pericolo", "Strade Vuote", "Ignoto", "Vizio", "Noia", and "Occultismo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus CD of the whole album!)

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ChanceIn Search (with download) ... LP
Paradise Of Bachelors, 1981. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $15.99 17.99
A mind bender from Nashville weirdo Chance Martin – a friend of Johnny Cash and a co-hort of legendary producer Cowboy Jack Clement – and one of the most eccentric artists on the fringes of the 70s Music City scene! Chance carries the stoic masculinity of cats like Cash, Waylon and other outlaws and iconoclasts who skirted convention from the honky tonks all the way to superstardom, but Chance's music is so far out, there was really no chance of him busting into the mainstream. Weird bits of psych guitar and kind of jammy song structures are common threads – as are the gruff vocals by Chance and some occasional groovy female backing vocals. This is ultimaterly more of a tripped out psych sounding effort than anything you could try to pigeonhole as a country album – but it IS distinctively southern, and the dude does looks good in a hat. A really weird, really cool obscurity! Includes "High Test", "Love By Chance" "Sunn Of Gunn", "Just Your Way Of Tellin' Me", "Blue Monday". "Don't Cry Wolf", "Mr Freedom Man", "Angel", "Dead Medley", ""Loser Till You Win", "Too High To Land" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download.)
Also available In Search ... CD 10.99

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New Ellen Christi & MenageLive At Irving Plaza ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1984. Sealed .... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Suzanne CianiLixiviation – Ciani/Musica Inc 1969 to 1985 ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy .... $22.99
Heavy electro work from Suzanne Ciani – an artist who peaked a bit later than some of her sound library contemporaries – which means she was able to contribute music experimental films, record productions, and video games – and not just the usual mainstream outlets! Ciani's electronics here are a great mix of modes – both analogue and digital – and her sounds often have a darkness that's really compelling, especially when you consider the ways some of them were used in areas that reached some larger audiences – really cool little spooky bits that underscore the more potent ways that electronic sounds were often used in the 70s generation. The music is light years beyond the playfulness of Perry & Kingsley – and has none of the softness of Ciani's later new age sides – a great revelation that will hopefully get her the recognition she deserves. Titles include "Atari Video Games Logo", "Princess With Orange Feet", "Paris 1971", "Live Buchla Concert 1975", "Sound Of Wetness", "Eighth Wave", "Liberator Atari TV Spot", "Pop & Pour Coca Cola Logo", and "Lixiviation". LP, Vinyl record album

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Suzanne CianiLixiviation – Ciani/Musica Inc 1969 to 1985 ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. Near Mint- .... $18.99
Heavy electro work from Suzanne Ciani – an artist who peaked a bit later than some of her sound library contemporaries – which means she was able to contribute music experimental films, record productions, and video games – and not just the usual mainstream outlets! Ciani's electronics here are a great mix of modes – both analogue and digital – and her sounds often have a darkness that's really compelling, especially when you consider the ways some of them were used in areas that reached some larger audiences – really cool little spooky bits that underscore the more potent ways that electronic sounds were often used in the 70s generation. The music is light years beyond the playfulness of Perry & Kingsley – and has none of the softness of Ciani's later new age sides – a great revelation that will hopefully get her the recognition she deserves. Titles include "Atari Video Games Logo", "Princess With Orange Feet", "Paris 1971", "Live Buchla Concert 1975", "Sound Of Wetness", "Eighth Wave", "Liberator Atari TV Spot", "Pop & Pour Coca Cola Logo", and "Lixiviation". LP, Vinyl record album

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Stelvio CiprianiAnonimo Veneziano (Anonymous Venetian) (with bonus tracks and download) ... CD
CAM/Digitmovies (Italy), 1971. New Copy .... $24.99
One of the all-time great soundtracks from Stelvio Cipriani – and one of his few film scores of the 70s to circulate at an international level too! Yet the fame of the record is very well-deserved, because the music is completely sublime – a mixture of light orchestrations and tinkling piano and harpsichord lines that often have the cool, compressed feel of the best Ennio Morricone music from the same time – particularly his more love-styled themes. The approach is wonderful – more acoustic than the electric sounds that Cipriani would use later on. This excellent version features the titles "Dignita", "Amore Con Pieta", "Laguna Incantata", "Noi Un Tempo Fa", "Maquillage", Vicino A Te", "Broccati Veneziani", and "Valto Caldo" – plus 15 more bonus tracks too! CD
(Limited edition – with bonus download.)

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Stelvio CiprianiDue Cuori Una Cappella (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Cinevox/Quartet (Spain), 1974. New Copy .... $15.99
A sublime mid 70s soundtrack from Stelvio Cipriani – quite upbeat and playful grooves, with timeless Italo soundtrack styles mixed with some 70s dancefloor sounds! Due Cuori Una Cappella is a romantic comedy, which you might deduce pretty quickly from the upbeat groove. The title them has the feel of a mini-suite, touching on the sounds you'll get throughout: string-buildup, playful piano, modern dancefloor-ready percussion, and a very catchy melody. This first ever CD release features the the original album in stereo and a massive number of bonus tracks. 35 tracks in all! Includes "Luna Park", "Picnic", "Parking", "Abhanera", "Bidon Ville", "Castel S. Angelo Nuit", "Aristide's S March", "Kidnapping", "La Confessione", "Scapricciata D'Amore", "Victor's Tango", "Abhanera", "Colpo De Fulmine" and many more. CD
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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Stelvio CiprianiEnfantasme ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1978. New Copy .... $16.99
A cool late 70s soundtrack from Stelvio Cipriani – for the Italian & French co-production Enfantasme – a film we know little about, but with a nicely dramatic score that dabbles a bit on spacier 70s Euro sounds! There's a bit of electric piano and Moogy sounds, along with more timeless textures. The revolving melody is infectious and memorable, and it has some really delicate passages, too. Just a solid blend dramatic film sounds and late 70s modern flourishes. 13 variations on the title theme, plus the closing "Nino". CD
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Stelvio CiprianiLa Legge Della Violenza/Mafia Una Legge Che Non Perdona ... CD
GDM (Italy), 1969/1980. New Copy .... $26.99
Two different action soundtracks from Stelvio Cipriani – recorded over a decade apart, but both with a really great sound! La Legge Della Violenza comes across with more conventional 60s spaghetti styles throughout – a cool mix of dramatic themes and more whimsical moments, but sometimes served up with less conventional instrumentation – including some cool use of electric harpsichord! Mafia Una Legge Che Non Perdona is even greater – music that draws on the strong use of electric instrumentation that Cipriani developed in his famous funk work during the 70s – used here in a mix of crime/cop modes that make for a very cool mix of unusual groovers, odd melodies, and a few gentler sexy spots! CD features 22 tracks in all. CD
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Stelvio CiprianiLa Lunga Spiaggia Fredda ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1971. New Copy .... $19.99
Early 70s soundtrack grooves from Stevio Cipriani – his work for 1971's La Lunga Spiaggia Fredda – with a sweet range of styles! It's fairly laidback for the most part, with a slow-building atmosphere – with bossa-inspired lounge grooves, spare acoustic guitar, groovy electic keys, some nice hand percussion and quite a bit of haunting wordless vocals. It gets a bit tenser as it moves along, but ulitmately circles back to the mellow moodier vibe. A nice one maestro Cipriani, captured during an early 70s high point! 19 tracks in all. CD
(Limited edition.)

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Stelvio CiprianiLa Moglie Giovane ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1974. New Copy .... $16.99
A warm and sexy score from Stelvio Cipriani – penned with a beautiful blend of woodwinds, keyboards, and sweet bossa-styled grooves! There's a bit more fullness here than in some of Cipriani's more erotic work, and a bit more groove too – although most of the music moves at a wonderfully mellow pace, and just steps around with lots of great jazzy inflections – even though the music itself isn't really jazz! The blend of softness and fullness is wonderful – and the whole thing's easily one of the more captivating scores from Cipriani during these very vital years. CD features 23 tracks from the film – plus notes in English and Italian too! CD

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Stelvio CiprianiLa Supplente Va In Citta ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1979. New Copy .... $16.99
A sweet score for this Italian sex comedy of the late 70s – put together with a great mix of disco and more playful styles from the great Stelvio Cipriani! Cipriani virtually invented the slinky, sexy European soundtrack a few years before – so here, he updates his style a bit for the disco generation – and mixes in lively rhythms, sweet keyboards, and the kinds of funky action you'd expect – while still also finding a bit of space for slower, mellower moments – and a few more whimsical tunes that echo the comedic nature of the narrative! The freewheeling nature of the cover image is definitely a great representation of the music – and the CD features 17 tracks from the film, plus notes in English and Italian, and some nice film images too. CD

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Stelvio CiprianiLibidine ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1979. New Copy .... $16.99
Libidinous grooves from the great Stelvio Cipriani – a set of tracks that hangs nicely between a late 70s club style and some of the slinkier sounds we've heard on Stelvio's other work! The album's got a vibe that definitely lives up to its image and title – and although the first few numbers are groovers with a definite disco flavor, the real charmers on the set are the mellower numbers – which slide along gently, with vocals from Nora Orlandi and Edda Dell'Orso – breathily singing amidst gentle grooves and some sweet keyboard lines! The style of these tracks is more early 70s Cipriani than anything else – that great dose of amore that always makes his music so great. Titles include "Sweet Sweet Love", "The Magic Touch", "Souvenir D'Un Soir" – and a number of "Libidine" tracks. CD

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Stelvio CiprianiSono Stato Un Agente CIA (Covert Action) ... CD
Beat/Chris' Soundtrack Corner (Germany), 1978. New Copy .... $22.99
It's quite possible that nobody else does a 70s soundtrack better than Stelvio Cipriani – and with a set like this, you'll certainly hear why! While other Italian composers were schooled in the 60s, and came of age in the 70s – often adopting their modes with new instrumentation and arrangements – Cipriani's really one of the few who emerged fully-formed in the decade – with a sound and style that's perfectly suited to the blend of electric instrumentation used in 70s film scores, and some of the best traces of light eroticism that was such a big part of Italian cinema at the time! There's a really nice range of tunes here – not just variations on a main theme, but enough separate instrumentals to almost make the record feel like some lost sound library gem – funky one minute, mood-setting the next, and with great shifts in instrumentation that really keep things interesting throughout. Stelvio mixes up a sweet blend of cop show grooves and lighter sexy numbers – and the package features 18 tracks that include "The Old Spy", "Lester's Book", "Love & Peace", "Agent Tale", "CIA Agent", "Relax", "Investigation Rhythm", and "Sad Death". CD

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Stelvio Cipriani/Bruno Nicolai/Guido De AngelisPolice Box Set (La Mano Spietata Della Legge/L'Uomo Della Strada Fa Giustizia/Il Grande Racket) (3CD set) ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1973/1975/1976. Used 3CD .... $29.99
A trio of Italian cop film soundtracks – presented here as a special 3 CD set! First up is Stelvio Cipriani's great score for the film La Mano Spietata Della Legge – a wonderful recording that has all the best hallmarks of Cipriani's work of the time – warm, almost sentimental themes, mixed with some sharper, starker action moments – all incredibly solid throughout, and done with instrumentation that mixes light electric touches with some nicely compressed horns. There's a bit of darkness at times, but Cipriani always brings in some redemptive moments to brighten things up. Titles include "Attimi D'Amore", "Amore Per Lei", "Con Sentimento", "Momenti Per Amare", and "Relax In The Swimming Pool". CD 2 is a lesser known score by Bruno Nicolai – the surprisingly wonderful L'Uomo Della Strada – a soundtrack that mixes some more dyamic cop themes with some great warmer moments. The main theme has a sort of "stepping" quality that's great – a way of building up the action, then sliding into some jazzier bits – and the mellower tracks have some more trademark Nicolai touches, some of those Morricone-inspired moments that have him isolating out instruments in the mix. Titles include "Al Night", "La Citta All'Alba", "Amore Nei Suoi Occhi", "Criminalita Organizzata", "Un Uomo Innamorato", and "Attesa E Azione". CD 3 features the team of Guido & Maurizio De Angelis on the score to Il Grande Racket – perhaps the most "cop show" sounding of the three films featured in the set – recorded in 1976, with a fair bit of electric instrumentation in the mix! There's lots of fuzzy guitar on the best tracks, and rhythms are often a bit funky too – and together, the pair show why they were some of the most in-demand in the Italian cop genre of the 70s. Titles include "Visioni", "Il Grande Racket", "Agguato", "Seconda Allucinazione", and "Ultimo Inseguimento". CD
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Gene ClarkHere Tonight – The White Light Demos ... CD
Omnivore, Early 70s. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
A stunning set of unreleased Gene Clark – with formative versions of songs on the one-time overlooked, now much-loved White Light record that are seeing release for the first time ever – plus some equally beautiful buried treasures! One of Clark's greatest strengths during his post-Byrds and Dillard & Clark solo years with the subtle beauty of his songwriting being front-and-center. On these recordings, it's mostly his voice, acoustic guitar and harmonica – and he sounds as vital and timeless as ever. This is a great one for longtime Gene Clark fans and newbies alike – a worthy set for any fan of sparely-furnished singer-songwriter material. Includes "White Light", "Here Tonight", "For A Spanish Guitar", "Please Mr. Freud", "Jimmy Christ", "Where My Love Lies Asleep", "Opening Day", "Because Of You", "With Tomorrow" and more. CD

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Gene ClarkTwo Sides To Every Story (180 gram vinyl with download) ... LP
High Moon/RSO, 1977. New Copy (reissue).... $27.99
Gene Clark's excellent late 70s record for RSO – and honestly, one of the greatest major label country rock records of the later 70s – as unjustly overlooked as anything Gene's ever done! After the legendarily ambitious commercial failure of the preceding No Other album, which came out a long 3 years before this one, the modus operandi here seems to be to make a great, unfussy and unpretentious batch of timeless, rustic grooves – albeit with exceptionally excellent craft behind it. It's that, and it's so damn good! It's got soulful acoustic songcraft and rave-up honky tonkers alike – with Gene's voice a perfect balance of sweetness and grit – and it features a hell of a roster of guest players that includes Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Emmylou Harris, Doug Dillard and Al Perkins. This one deserves some love at long last, people! Titles include "Home Run King", "Lonely Saturday", an amazing version of "In The Pines", "Kansas City Southern", "Give My Love To Marie", "Marylou", "Sister Moon", "Silent Crusade" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl in tip-on sleeve. Includes 16-page 11" X 11" book and code for digital download. Numbered limited edition of 5000.)

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Clarke Boland SextetCalypso Blues ... LP
Rearward/Schema (Italy), Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP .... $22.99
Rare tracks by the Clarke-Boland Sextet – a small group offshoot of the funky Big Band that was led by Kenny Clarke and Francy Boland – and which featured some of the key soloists in the group! The lineup here includes Sahib Shihab on flute, Fats Sadi on vibes and bongos, Joe Harris on percussion, and Jimmy Woode on bass – plus Clarke and Boland on drums and piano, respectively – a wonderful group that has an incredible sense of rhythm, and comes up with loads of wonderful modal numbers throughout! The vibe is wonderful – and the collection's a great look at this unusual combo – filled with fire and soul – and proof that in the jazz world, at least, great things can happen when global boundaries are crossed. Titles include "Con Alma", "Invitation", "Sconsolato", "Lilemor", "Just Give Me Time", "Love Hungry", "Ensadinado", and "Man From Potter's Crossing". LP, Vinyl record album

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Clarke Boland SextetMusic For The Small Hours ... CD
EMI/Rearward (Italy), 1967. New Copy .... $19.99
One of the hippest albums ever from the team of Kenny Clarke and Francy Boland – a unique small combo session that's even groovier than their famous big band work! The setting is wonderful – Clarke on drums, Boland on piano, and a sextet lineup that includes Sahib Shihab on flute, Fats Sadi on vibes, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Joe Harris on percussion – all players who know each other well, and groove together as one amazing unit on the set! The tunes here are lyrical and lively, modal and moving, and still some of the freshest jazz cut on the European scene of the 60s – music that's having a huge impact these days in the club jazz underground. Shihab's flute work is sublime, especially next to Sadi's vibes – and Harris' added percussion gives a number of the cuts a bit of a Latin kick that's totally great! There's a bit of vocals on the set, and titles include "Ebony Samba", "Tin Tin Deo", "Potter's Crossing", "Wives & Lovers", "Ensadinado", "Lorraine", "Day By Day", "Love Hungry", and "Please Don't Leave". CD
Also available Music For The Small Hours (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Clarke Boland SextetMusic For The Small Hours (180 gram pressing) ... LP
EMI/Rearward (Italy), 1967. New Copy (reissue).... $18.99
One of the hippest albums ever from the team of Kenny Clarke and Francy Boland – a unique small combo session that's even groovier than their famous big band work! The setting is wonderful – Clarke on drums, Boland on piano, and a sextet lineup that includes Sahib Shihab on flute, Fats Sadi on vibes, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Joe Harris on percussion – all players who know each other well, and groove together as one amazing unit on the set! The tunes here are lyrical and lively, modal and moving, and still some of the freshest jazz cut on the European scene of the 60s – music that's having a huge impact these days in the club jazz underground. Shihab's flute work is sublime, especially next to Sadi's vibes – and Harris' added percussion gives a number of the cuts a bit of a Latin kick that's totally great! There's a bit of vocals on the set, and titles include "Ebony Samba", "Tin Tin Deo", "Potter's Crossing", "Wives & Lovers", "Ensadinado", "Lorraine", "Day By Day", "Love Hungry", and "Please Don't Leave". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Music For The Small Hours ... CD 19.99

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Clarke Boland Big BandOff Limits ... CD
Rearward (Italy), 1970. New Copy .... $19.99
Easily the hippest of the Clarke-Boland Big Band Records from the classic years – a set of hard grooving tracks that really pushes the envelope of their style! There's a few elements here that are different than usual – such as the presence of electric piano on a few tracks, which creates a very new sound for the group, the presence of some exotic jazz influences (perhaps borrowed from the MPS Jazz Meets The World series), and the use of some edgier compositions on the set, including work by late 60s European free-thinkers, like Eddie Louiss, Albert Mangelsdorff, and John Surman. The reed work is really incredible in this setting – and is handled by Sahib Shihab, Ronnie Scott, Billy Mitchell, and Derek Humble – all of whom seem to blow with inspiration from Surman – using tones that are far more out there than usual. Titles include "Exorcisme", "Sakara", "Our Kind Of Sabi", "Osaka Calling", "Wintersong", and "Astrorama". CD
(It's hard to tell from the image, but Rearward packaged it all in a really nice case with a glossy silver metalic finish!)

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Clarke Boland SextetMarcel Marceau Praesentiert Swing Im Bahnhof (180 gram pressing with bonus CD) ... LP
Rearward (Italy), 1965. New Copy .... $22.99
A brilliant recording by a small combo from the larger big band of drummer Kenny Clarke and pianist Francy Boland – and a great illustration of the driving, soulful sound the group always had at its core! The combo here features some of the most important members of the bigger unit – all artists who have a distinct personality, but an incredible way of coming together in a groove – in ways that are completely unlike any American jazz of the time, and light years ahead of most European work too! The music's really a blueprint for sounds to come for many decades – but served up here by the originals, who do the whole groove better than anyone else could ever touch. The performance is live – recorded in honor of Marcel Marceau – who could hardly keep quiet with such greatness like this in the room! The sextet features Sahib Shihab on flute, Fats Sadi on vibes and bongos, Francy Boland on piano, Joe Harris on percussion, Kenny Clarke on drums, and Jimmy Woode on bass and vocal – the latter of which is especially nice. Tracks include "Just Give Me Time", "Invitation", "Con Alma", "Serenata", "Born To Be Blue", "Yah Yah", "Balafon For Marcel Marceau", and "Insensatez". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus CD of the whole album!)

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CleanVehicle (with download – plus bonus In-A-Live EP) ... LP
Flying Nun/Captured Tracks, 1990. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $26.99
The incredible dawn of the 90s album from The Clean – the hugely influential New Zealand post punk group that made some the most timeless indie guitar pop in decades! Stunningly, 1990's Vehicle is their first proper album – the group having earlier cemented their reputation on singles and a couple of compilations. It's astoundingly great! David Kilgour is rightly hailed these days as one of the most vital creative figures in indie pop the world over, but something about the chiming, just dissonant enough guitars and pop-leaning vocals of his work in The Clean – with fellow songwriter Brydie Scott and David's brother Hamish on drums – is really hard to top. Includes "Drawing To A Whole", "I Wait Around", "Bye Bye", "The Blue", "Dunes", "Home", "Diamond Shine", "Getting To You", "Big Soft Punch", "Big Cat", "I Can See" and "Gem". Also includes the bonus 12" EP In-A-Live – recorded during their late 80s reunion tour – with "Fish", "Anything Could Happen", "Flowers", "Paint That Think Somewhere Else" and "Whatever I Do Is Right". LP, Vinyl record album

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Michael CochraneElements ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1986. New Copy .... $12.99 16.99
A really soulful groover from the glory days of the Soul Note scene – a killer set that crackles with the kind of energy of some of the best 70s sides on Muse – like work by Woody Shaw or Kenny Barron! Pianist Michael Cochrane leads a hip quintet with Tom Harrell on trumpet and Bob Malach on tenor and flute – and the tracks skip along with a nice modal groove and a good bit of swinging soul, stepping around with lots of energy, yielding more than a few great jazz dance numbers in the set! All tracks are fresh originals by Cochrane, and titles include "Bossa For Quintet", "Reunion", "Waltz No 1", and "Proof Of the Pudding". CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Dennis CoffeyDennis Coffey ... CD
Strut (UK), 2011. Used .... $7.99
The return of Detroit funk and soul guitar legend Dennis Coffey – and it's not only a welcome one, it's great – a record that finds Dennis at an exuberant, funky high point! On this self-titled set, he's joined by adventurous creative spirits who he's inspired over the years, including Kings Go Forth, Fanny Franklin of Orgone, Mayor Hawthorne, Paolo Nutini and members of The Detroit Cobras, The Bellrays and The Dirtbombs. It's not only a testament to Coffey's genius that such a diverse roster of guests are happy to pitch in here, it's a statement to his far reaching style that it all works so well. From his roots with Motown house band The Funk Brothers to his wild solo work and breakbeat funk staples, he's a timeless master of soul, funk, rock and the confluence of all the above. His influence is as apparant as ever well into a new millenium, so it's a real treat to have him back and in such vital form. Includes the knockout instros "7th Galaxy", "Plutonius", "Knockabout", "Space Traveller" "Miss Millie" with Kings Go Forth and "Don't Knock My Love (Pt 2)" – plus Don't Knock My Love" feat Fanny Franklin, "All Your Goodies Are Gone" feat Mayer Hawthorne, "Only Good For Conversation" feat Paolo Nutini, "I Bet You" with Mick Collins of The Dirtbombs and Rachel Magy of Detroit Cobras and more. CD

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Colson Unity TroupeNo Reservation ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980. New Copy .... $12.99 15.99
Genius work from Adegoke Steve Colson – a player who always has a great way of bridging many different worlds in jazz! The album's got a relatively spiritual feel, but a slightly avant bent too – very much in the spirit of some of the under-documented work going on in Chicago's AACM during the 1980s – when younger generations of players were bringing back some soul to the scene. Colson plays tenor and piano – and the lovely Iqua Colson sings on most numbers too, with this angular vocal style that reminds us a lot of the singing on some of the legendary Paris Smith albums – really adding a lot to the record with her unique sound. Other players include Wallace LaRoy McMillan on saxes, Reggie Willis on bass, and Dushun Mosley on percussion – and titles include "Teachers/World Heroes", "Family Members", "Patch No 2", "Clockwork", and "Thought From Duke". CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Company FlowEight Steps To Perfection (radio edit, album, inst)/Vital Nerve(radio edit, album, inst) ... 12-inch
Official, 1996. Very Good+ .... $11.99
One of the original, independently released Co Flo singles. Groundbreaking in it's day, and still fresh today. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Alessandro MagnaniniSecret Lover/Open Up Your Eyes ... 7-inch
Schema (Italy), 2014. New Copy .... $11.99
Breezy, jazzy pulp pop from Alessandro Magnanini – featuring vocals by Jenny B! "Secret Lover" has the feel of a classic Bond theme – with a tight rhythm, compelling drums, sweeping strings and soulful vocals by Jenny, in a mode that's nicely reminiscent of Shirley Bassey. "Open Up Your Eyes" is similarly charming, with some really great percussion and an equally sweeping vibe. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Nicola ConteOther Directions ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2004. New Copy 2LP .... $24.99
Incredible work from Nicola Conte – Schema records maestro making his Blue Note debut with this set – and giving the label one of their best new albums of the 21st Century! The record's quite different than Nicola's programmed dancefloor work for Schema – and is much more of an organic jazz-based session – with instrumentation by a wide arrangement of hip European jazzers (including Till Bronner and Rosario Giuliani!), plus sweet vocals from a variety of different singers! The groove is still very much in the Conte/Schema spirit – often in a loping modal approach to jazz, with a strong inspiration from the best European scenes of the late 60s and early 70s. The sound is wonderful – with players from the larger lineup playing in differing groups from track to track – showcasing instrumentation that includes vibes, flute, trombone, tenor, alto, and even a bit of guitar from Nicola himself. Vocalists include Bembe Segue, Lucia Minetti, Cristina Zavalloni, and Till Bronner – and titles include "Sea & Sand", "Nefertiti", "Wanin Moon", "A Time For Spring", "Kind Of Sunshine", "Aphrodite's Dream", "The Dharma Bums", "All Gone", "Le Depart", and "Several Shades Of Dawn". Imagine the best work of Schema or Compost done in an all-organic, all-natural mode – and you've got the beautiful sound of this set! LP, Vinyl record album
(Very unique package, too – like getting 2 classic Blue Note albums together at once!)

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Nicola Conte & OthersModern Sound Of Nicola Conte – EP 02 (10" LP) ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2009. New Copy .... $13.99
Stellar 10-inch EP featuring a quartet of the best tracks from Modern Sound Of Nicola Conte – Versions In Jazz Dub! The compilation is a long-overdue collection of all the mixes, side-projects, and rare "Nicola Conte version" tracks that have cropped up in the past decade or so – work that's every bit as great as the material Conte includes on his own albums and singles! Nicola Conte's not a remixer – he's a re-imaginer – and when he sets out to serve up his own version of a track, he often starts from scratch – using his own band, his own arrangements, and his own key elements – all of which turn any projects for other artists into grooves that are very Conte-directed – the kind of classic jazz-infused gems that Nicola's been laying down on his own Schema Records label for over a decade! EP 2 features "All Or Nothing At All" by Nicola Conte Jazz Combo feat Jose James, "Take Five (Nicola Conte remix)" by Roberto Roena, "So Danco Samba (Nicola Conte rework)" by Till Bronner and "Charade" by Nicola Conte. LP, Vinyl record album

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Couture ChicVelvet Bossa ... CD
Irma (Italy), 2013. New Copy .... $15.99
Not entirely the bossa set you might guess from the title – but a mighty sweet session by a group with a very jazzy vibe – one who deliver some very unusual takes on tunes from the 70s and 80s! Couture Chic features a female lead singer, and a core keyboard of guitar, bass, and drums – but often augmented by jazzy keyboards, sax, or flute – some really nice touches that help keep things interesting as the group serve up some very fresh versions of songs by Depeche Mode, Everything But The Girl, Deep Purple, Village People, Survivor, and others. The approach might be a bit gimmicky, but these guys really seem to embrace the songs and make them their own – finding their own personal way to interpret tunes like "Eye Of The Tiger", "Smoke On The Water", "Personal Jesus", "Jump", "YMCA", "Hey Soul Sister", and "Missing". CD

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CromagnonCave Rock ... CD
ESP, 1969. New Copy .... $10.99 15.99
Crazy psyche era wierdness from Cromagnon – the band name and album title may reference prehistory, but this stuff is actually way ahead of it's time – if we didn't see the date on this thing, we'd have sworn it to be from the art damaged post punk early 80s! The group is credited to Austin Grasmere, Brian Elliot and "The Connecticut Tribe" – and the instrumentation is billed as vocals, music and sounds – you figure out the rest. The set opens with some soundbites of Hollywood fan fare that segues into a mix of bagpipes, thundering percussion and vocals that sound like screams and whispers at the same time. The following track "Ritual Fest Of The Libido" rivals "LA Blues" by the Stooges in gutteral grunted nightmare soundscapes, but later tracks mix in more laidback grooves that are just as freaky. A total mindfrack of a record, and a pretty amazing one, if not for everybody! Other titles include "Organic Sundown", "Fantasy", "Crow Of The Black Tree", "Genitalia", "Toth, Scribe I" and "First World Of Bronze". CD

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Andrew Cyrille & MaonoMetamusician's Stomp ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1978. Used .... $9.99
One of the most soulful 70s sessions from percussionist Andrew Cyrille – working here with a great lineup that includes David S Ware on tenor and Ted Daniel on trumpet and flute! The horn players really give the record a great sense of energy and focus – more so than some of Cyrille's more percussion-oriented or sparer sets – and Ware's tone especially sounds great here, with a full depth, but none of the overblown qualities that sometimes marred his later years. Nick DiGeronimo handles bass – and although we don't really know him well, his timing and tone here also helps give the group some good energy too – focusing Cyrille into much more rhythmic territory than usual. Titles include "5-4-3-2", "Spiegelgasse 14", "My Ship", and "Metamusician's Stomp". CD
(Out of print.)

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Carlos Actis DatoBlue Cairo ... CD
Splasch (Italy), 1995. Used .... $6.99
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(Out of print. Booklet has a sticker.)

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Guido & Maurizio De AngelisAfyon Oppio (The Sicilian Connection) ... CD
Cinevox/Chris' Soundtrack Corner (Germany), 1972. New Copy .... $14.99
A wonderful soundtrack for this hip Italian crime film from 1972 – a great little movie that stars the mighty Ben Gazzara, with some equally mighty music to match! The grooves here are right up there with other great 70s work from the team of Guido & Maurizio De Angelis – some great funky and jazzy numbers in a crime/cop mode – but there's also some unusual use of acoustic guitar, which is strummed with a hard edge that's pretty great on a few tracks – making a nice change amidst the electric elements! A few numbers use a fair bit of flute too – often with a weird, folksy melody that's pretty nice – a mountain-sounding tune that possibly underscores the Sicilian connection. The De Angelis brothers actually sing the vocals on the title tune "Afyon Oppio" – and other tracks include "I Picciotti", "Claude", "Serata Al Night", "Cena Fra Amici", "Arrivo A New York", and "Appuntamento D'Affari". Also features 2 bonus tracks – and a great booklet too! CD

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Guido & Maurizio De AngelisRoma Violenta ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1975. New Copy .... $14.99
One of the greatest Italian crime soundtracks of all time – a totally groovy little record that's done in a style that's quite different than American crime scores of the time, but still completely wonderful! Most of the instrumentation here is relatively spare – almost a small combo funk approach to scoring for a cop film, but done with the penchant for isolated focus on a key instrument that makes Italian soundtracks so great. There's no full horns nor funky orchestrations – and in their place are stepping bass bits, lightly dancing keyboards, and plenty of guitar parts – some jamming, some nicely spacey with a really eerie feel! The sound is great – never as cheesy as other Italian work from the mid to late 70s – and there's a grittier feel here than you'd expect, one that really keeps things interesting. CD features note in English and Italian, and a total of 23 tracks that include "The Reason Of A Just War", "The Punitive Justice", "The Other Face", "Undercover Investigation", "Gangster Story", "Casa Di Muda", and "Chicca". CD

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Francesco De MasiIl Terrore Di Notte ... CD
Saimel (Spain), 1962. New Copy .... $24.99
A great early crime soundtrack from Franceso De Masi – quite different from his music of the 70s, with a dark orchestral vibe that's mighty nice! De Masi's going for some of the best American crime styles of the early 60s – especially the sense of drama that you'd get on TV crime soundtracks, although without as much jazz, apart from the occasional cool woodwind inflections from the horns! The overall approach goes for a tapestry of color that shimmers with plenty of evocative tones – very vivid without ever overdoing things, and never nearly as lush or straightforward as other Italian scores of the period. CD features 17 tracks in all – plus notes in Spanish. CD

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Francesco De MasiNew York Ripper (180 gram green colored vinyl) ... LP
Death Waltz (UK), 1982. New Copy .... $22.99
A great 80s horror score from Franceso De Masi – the Italian giant known best for his western and action work of the 60s and 70s – stepping out here in a sweet electric set to rival the best from his contemporaries! There's way more going on here than just the usual horror schlock – and the record's got a mix of funky and groovy moments that including a few surprisingly strong jazzy tracks with soulful tenor solos, mixed with a few others that have more of the keyboards you'd expect! The range of colors and tones really goes past the usual for this sort of film – and titles include "Where Is The Ripper", "New York One Night", "Suspense & Murder", "Waiting For The Killer", "New York One More Day", and "Puertorico Club". LP, Vinyl record album
(Insane package – a very hevy, very thick cardboard cover that acts like a pocket for the green vinyl and insert!)

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Francesco De MasiQuella Sporca Storia Nel West ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1968. New Copy .... $16.99
A really beautiful little soundtrack from Francesco De Masi – scored with a depth of feeling that's really surprising, and which goes way past the obvious! There's some beautiful woodwind passages that arc and turn with a quality that's almost fragile – yet bold enough to paint a vivid picture of the western setting of the film – mixed with some more dramatic numbers that still have a relatively unusual feel – almost as if De Masi was working as hard as he could to create a soundtrack that was different from other westerns of the period – while still staying within a familiar instrumental structure. Maurizio Graf sings the driving title tune "Find A Man" – and the CD features a whopping 27 titles that include "Emily E Johnny", "La Medaglia", "Addio Orace", "Santana E Johnny", "L'Assalto Di Santana", "Paura Notturna", "Non C'E Scampo", "Passi Nel Tempo", and "Johnny Sulla Croce". CD
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Francesco De MasiUna Bara Per Lo Sceriffo ... CD
Beat (Italy), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $15.99
A really sweet soundtrack to an earlier Spaghetti Western flick – 1965's Una Barra Per Lo Sceriffo, composed by Francesco De Masi! As with most of these 60s western gems, this one opens with a very cool theme – "A Lone And Angry Man", sung in English and with kind of a fun, almost loungey charisma to the vocals, which is a nice balance to the galloping, wild west instrumentation! The tracks that follow range from sweeping string sections to spare acoustic guitars, often with clip-clopping percussion and horns on the grander numbers – that sublime spaghetti mode that was always very different than the drama of American westerns, and which makes a set like this so great. CD features 15 tracks in all – a few of which feature chorus vocals by I Cantori Modern. CD
(Limited to 500 copies.)
 
 
 



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