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New Bent JaedigDanish Jazzman 1967 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Debut/Jazzhus Disk (Japan), 1967. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A great little record – exactly the kind of set that always has us looking out for rare European jazz sessions! As you'd guess from the title, the material was recorded in 1967 – and represents a strong advancement in the sound of Danish jazz – a move forward even more strongly from the key modern moments of the early part of the decade – with new sounds, new tones, and new rhythms that really keep things fresh! Tracks are all longish, and feature a group that includes Bent Jaedig on tenor and a bit of flute, Allan Botschinsky on trumpet, Bent Axen on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Alex Riel on drums – about as great of a lineup as you could get for the southern side of Scandinavia at the time, and players who all work beautifully together – razor-sharp on the start of the tunes, then opening up freely into their own personalities on the solos. Dusko Goykovich replaces Botschinsky on one number – the soulful "I Remember OP" – and other tracks include "B's Waltz", "Doo's Blues", and "Atlicity". CD

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New Oscar PettifordBlue Brothers (Jazzman) ... LP
Black Lion, 1960. Used .... Out Of Stock
Excellent work from Oscar Pettiford – a reissue of his last sessions, originally released on Jazzland, and recorded in Copenhagen in 1959 and 1960. Players include Allan Botchinsky on trumpet, Jan Johansson on piano, Erik Nordstrom on tenor, and Luis Hjulmand on vibes. Despite the introduction of European ringers to the set, and despite the posthumous collection of sessions, the album's actually one of Pettiford's strongest, and certainly one of the best to show his ever-growing commitment as a modernist during the 50s. The album includes loads of original tunes – including "Blue Brothers", "Two Little Pearls", "Laverne Walk", "Why Not? That's What!", and "My Little Cello". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on Jazzman. Cover has some wear and a bit of tape over a partially split seam.)
 
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Burton IncLA Will Make You Pay $$$ ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 70s. New Copy .... $16.99
An obscure little set, but a great one too – a joint effort from Charles and Barbara Burton – served up with a really wonderful blend of upbeat club and modern soul modes! The album's got all the indie soul charm you'd expect from its title and cover – a simple, straightforward approach to the music that's often got lots of personal touches and genre-crossing moments – a great antidote to more mainstream soul of the time, but done with a fair bit of skill throughout! Instrumentation includes some great keyboards next to Barbara's vocals – and a few numbers feature chorus vocals that come across with an especially shimmering kind of sound. Titles include "LA Will Make You Pay", "Sincerely Yours", "Who You Gonna Get", "You Know I Love You", "Groovin At The Night Club", and "Nation Song". CD
Also available LA Will Make You Pay $$$ ... LP 24.99

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Burton IncLA Will Make You Pay $$$ ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $24.99
An obscure little set, but a great one too – a joint effort from Charles and Barbara Burton – served up with a really wonderful blend of upbeat club and modern soul modes! The album's got all the indie soul charm you'd expect from its title and cover – a simple, straightforward approach to the music that's often got lots of personal touches and genre-crossing moments – a great antidote to more mainstream soul of the time, but done with a fair bit of skill throughout! Instrumentation includes some great keyboards next to Barbara's vocals – and a few numbers feature chorus vocals that come across with an especially shimmering kind of sound. Titles include "LA Will Make You Pay", "Sincerely Yours", "Who You Gonna Get", "You Know I Love You", "Groovin At The Night Club", and "Nation Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered pressing of 1000 copies.)
Also available LA Will Make You Pay $$$ ... CD 16.99

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Jack Costanzo/The PlayboysCat Walk (two versions) ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s. New Copy .... $9.99
One title, but actually two different songs – both of them great! Jack Costanzo's usually more Latin in his "Mr Bongo" mode – but this sweet track has a vamping groove and lots of twangy guitar alongside his cool percussion bits – very spare and spacey, with some cool Hammond floating around as well! The Playboys have plenty of twang too – guitar that steps along nicely with the tune's rockin rhythm! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Sugarboy CrawfordWatch Her Whip Her/You Call Everybody Sweetheart ... 7-inch
Checker/Jazzman (UK), Late 50s. New Copy .... $9.99
A nice bit of romantic advice from bluesman Sugarboy Crawford – laid out here in a groove that's got plenty of early New Orleans soul elements in the rhythms! The tune's got a tripling quality that's mighty sweet – and is offset perfectly by the lead vocals and tenor solo! "You Call Everybody" has guitar coming down right along with the groove – leaving Crawford to arc and flow on his own in the lead! The cut's almost got a Jukebox Mambo sort of vibe to the rhythm, too. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Greg Foat GroupGirl & Robot With Flowers ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 2012. New Copy .... $24.99
Amazing sounds from this very hip group – a contemporary combo, but one who play with a depth of sound to warrant their inclusion on the Jazzman label! The style is almost spiritual jazz, but a bit more laidback too – sounds that are cosmic, yet never soaring to the skies – and almost more content to contemplate their own existence in these cool little rhythmic progressions – a very hip approach that draws a lot of power from its minimalism! Instrumentation is a bit trippy at points – but mostly in the way the players fold things together – so that tinkling piano tipples over brooding basslines, or organ lines hum softly to encourage string sounds to start too – a beautifully poetic style that only gets better as the album moves along! Titles include "Cast Adrift", "For A Breath I Tarry", "Have Spacesuit Will Travel (part 2)", "Clear Skies Select Stick", "Girl & Robot With Flowers (part 6)", and "Girl & Robot With Flowers (part 4)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition vinyl – with a heavy tip-on cover!)

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Greg Foat GroupGirl & Robot With Flowers Remix EP (green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 2013. New Copy .... $9.99
A great addendum to Greg Foat's excellent Girl & Robots album – a set that's billed as a remix album, but which actually offers up much much more! The set's got less the feel of reworked material from another record, then a vibe that feels like a continuation of the great trippy jazz that Greg cooked up in the studio – almost as if the label uncovered more tapes that have the group jamming on alternate versions that sound even sweeter than the originals! Loads of keyboards, vibes, and spacey drums – and titles include "Girl & Robot With Flowers Part 5 (with Lumiarja)", "Have Spacesuit Will Travel Part 2 (Linkwood rmx)", "Clear Skies Select Stick (Vakula rmx)", "For A Breath I Tarry (Francis Dosoo's borrowed breath)", and "Girl & Robot With Flowers Part 4 (Cherrystones rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on very cool lime green vinyl!)

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New Ray Frazier & The Shades Of MadnessRay Frazier & The Shades Of Madness – Six Sides Of Ultra Rare Northern Soul, Sweet Crossover, & Classic Deep Funk (3 x 7" box set) ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3 x 7 inch (pic cover).... $22.99
A much-needed set of work from the legendary Ray Frazier and his Shades Of Madness group – an artist who only cut a handful of singles, all of them great! The title makes a lot of promises as to the grooves within the set – but it definitely delivers as well – and shows what a huge musical legacy Frazier has left, even with just a few records to his credit! The Shades combo gigged plenty on the west coast scene in the early 70s – and really have a sharpness here that goes beyond the usual funky studio work of the time – an ability to step tightly with Ray's funky lead when he's in a badass mode, then hit some soaring soulful elements on the catchier numbers too. The package is great – a really handsome slipcover with full notes and photos – wrapped around three funky 45s, with tracks that include "Your Eyes", "My Baby's Hand", "Gonna Get Your Love", "Push & Pull", "I Who Have Nothing", and "Loneliness". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jef GilsonJef Gilson Archives – A Collection Of Previously Unreleased Recordings, Rehearsals, Demos & Alternate Takes ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy .... $16.99
Amazing sounds from Jef Gilson – one of the coolest, hippest jazz musicians working on the European scene of the 60s and 70s! Gilson has his own label – Palm Records – and was noted for his keen sense of collaboration, and openness to new ideas – not just modern elements that were moving around the postwar scene, but also some crucial crossovers with other global styles as well – and his list of collaborators over the years included reedman Michel Portal, trumpeter Bernard Vitet, prog rocker Christian Vander, and exotic jazz musician Lloyd Miller. Gilson's music was often issued in small pressings over the years, or buried under the names of bigger stars in his collaborations – but this wonderful package finally shows the genius in his full light – by bringing forth a host of rare tracks from Gilson's own archives, carefully selected by the Jazzman Records team. There's a really wonderful array of sounds going on here – some straighter jazz grooves, some offbeat rhythms, some exotic instrumental passages, and some occasional forays into Latin or African modes – all instantly compelling, and with the sort of unique sounds that are bound to have you digging for some of Gilson's commercially released music. Titles include "Choro In Blue", "Chant Inca", "Lamento", "Three Four One", "Anamorphose", "Java", "Agnus Dei", "Java Pour Raspail", and "La Cigale Et La Fourmi". CD
Also available Jef Gilson Archives – A Collection Of Previously Unreleased Recordings, Rehearsals, Demos & Alternate Takes ... LP 26.99

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Jef GilsonJef Gilson Archives – A Collection Of Previously Unreleased Recordings, Rehearsals, Demos & Alternate Takes ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold .... $26.99
Amazing sounds from Jef Gilson – one of the coolest, hippest jazz musicians working on the European scene of the 60s and 70s! Gilson has his own label – Palm Records – and was noted for his keen sense of collaboration, and openness to new ideas – not just modern elements that were moving around the postwar scene, but also some crucial crossovers with other global styles as well – and his list of collaborators over the years included reedman Michel Portal, trumpeter Bernard Vitet, prog rocker Christian Vander, and exotic jazz musician Lloyd Miller. Gilson's music was often issued in small pressings over the years, or buried under the names of bigger stars in his collaborations – but this wonderful package finally shows the genius in his full light – by bringing forth a host of rare tracks from Gilson's own archives, carefully selected by the Jazzman Records team. There's a really wonderful array of sounds going on here – some straighter jazz grooves, some offbeat rhythms, some exotic instrumental passages, and some occasional forays into Latin or African modes – all instantly compelling, and with the sort of unique sounds that are bound to have you digging for some of Gilson's commercially released music. Titles include "Choro In Blue", "Chant Inca", "Lamento", "Three Four One", "Anamorphose", "Java", "Agnus Dei", "Java Pour Raspail", and "La Cigale Et La Fourmi". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jef Gilson Archives – A Collection Of Previously Unreleased Recordings, Rehearsals, Demos & Alternate Takes ... CD 16.99

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Jef Gilson & OthersChansons De Jazz (10" LP pressing) ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $22.99
Some of the coolest, grooviest work we've ever heard from French jazz arranger Jef Gilson – a whole host of tunes he performed in collaboration with different singers – a few of which are previously unreleased, and appear here for the first time! The music is a great change from the pop of the "yeh yeh" generation in France – and shows that if you know where to look, you can find some really great vocal work in the Parisian scene – music that bristles with all the best modern touches of Gilson's instrumental inclinations, and which almost points the way towards the hip mix of styles to come from the Saravah Records generation. Instrumentation is mostly small combo, and very jazzy – and vocals are either in French, or wordless and scatting. Titles include "Yada Nouga" by Tshura, "Le Blanc Coton" by Celia, "J'En Ai Assez" by Beatrice Amy, "Modo Azul" by Anna Maria Bondi, "Dans La Niege Et Le Vent" by Grazilella, and a few more great tunes by unknown singers! LP, Vinyl record album

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Natural Yogurt BandTuck In With The Natural Yogurt Band (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Jazzman/Now Again, 2011. New Copy Gatefold .... $9.99 18.98
Globe-trotting funky music from The Natural Yogurt Band – the group's second proper album – an even farther reaching and more perfectly executed blend of pulpy Sound Library styled jazz funk and all around playful grooves! The NYB is essentially a duo – Miles Newbold plays keys, vibes, flutes, percussion and effects– plus Wayne Fullwood plays drums and bass. The approach is instrumentals based (though both players contribute vocals when the rare duty calls), and while there's a playful groove throughout, it's seriously well done and never comes off as cheeky Sound Library homage or kitsch. It's as dexterously impressive as it is groovy and fun! Titles include "Weak Without Wine", "Invisible Ink", "Romance In Blue", "Horn", "Forever Drowning", "Eastern Outro", "Clocks", "Psalm", "Tweed Suit" and many more. CD
(Die-cut, heavy-cardboard gatefold-style packaging. Beautifully done!)

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Scouts/Rusty IsabellMr Custer Stomp/Firewater ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), Early 60s. New Copy .... $9.99
Two sweet redskinned grooves – both almost novelty numbers, but with a wickedly sharp sound too! "Mr Custer Stomp" is a raw gritty guitar instrumental – clearly an answer to the hit "Mr Custer", but served up here with a lot more twang upfront, and just some raindance chanting for the vocals! "Firewater" is a heady brew too – lots of fast-moving triplet piano over romping rhythms – a really madcap instrumental that really cooks up once the riffing guitar comes to play! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Sign Of FourHammer, Anvil, & Stirrup (2 x 10" vinyl pressing) ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 2013. New Copy 2 x 10 " .... $24.99
A totally great little set from Sign Of Four – a project of Miles Newbold from the Natural Yogurt Band – served up with an approach to exotic jazz funk that's even trippier than his previous work! Miles plays a load of live instruments here – vibes, flute, guitar, percussion, and keyboards – all sifted and filtered together with some cool studio work to sound very vintage, and very offbeat – like some weird Eastern take on American soul jazz of the 60s, or like a garage band trying their best to sound like Sun Ra! The music is some of the best new work we've ever heard on the Jazzman label – and really feels a lot more like some lost exotic record from years back – with titles that include "Samba Moderno", "Morocco", "Topsy Turvy", "Mirage", "Morphine", "Fruit Juice For Everyone", and "Sun Suite Humulus Lupulus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Totally great package – two 10" LPs, in a wraparound silkscreen sleeve!)

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TammysEgyptian Shumba (orig, alt) ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), Early 60s. New Copy .... $9.99
Not sure what a "shumba" is, but on this single it means a great little groove – an uptempo rhythm that has a few exotic touches – and which seems to really set the girl group on fire! By the end, they're screaming more than harmonizing – which makes for a really mad approach to the tune! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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That's WhyBest Of That's Why ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 60s. New Copy .... $8.99
Vocal jazz, but with plenty of tripped-out touches – hardly what you'd expect from a Norwegian group with plenty of Christian leanings! That's Why were one of the key groups to reform the sound of church music in Norway at the end of the 60s – and work here with a unique hybrid of jazz fusion, folk, and these wonderful scatting harmonies that really make the music sparkle – almost a Free Design sort of energy, but even more complicated overall! Given that the lyrics are Norwegian, you'll miss most of the spiritual messages in the tunes – but that gives you an even greater chance to focus on the cool interplay between electric piano, acoustic guitar, soaring vocals, and core modal rhythms – a wonderful blend that's unlike anything else we can think of. Titles include "Noe Annet", "Dyp Av Nade", "Udoyeleg", "Mattheus 25", "Tiden", "Children Of The Future Age", and "Den Oppstadne". LP, Vinyl record album

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Untouchables/Richie MayoCrawlin (two versions) ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), Early 60s. New Copy .... $9.99
Nothin crawlin about either groove here – as both of the tracks are mighty darn nice! The Untouchables "Crawlin" is a gritty instrumental with lots of R&B touches – a stepping bassline that's peppered with an echoey tenor solo and a nice guitar bit – all sewn together by some tippling piano lines in the middle! There's more great piano on Richie Mayo's tune – leading the way for a mighty strong, sexy tenor part to follow! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New VariousJukebox Jam 2 – Blues & Rhythm Revue ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $26.99
A sensational sequel to one of the greatest compilations of rare rhythm & blues we've seen from the deep diggin' Jazzman label – one that goes even deeper than the first! A good deal of these juke box treasures are from the mid 50s to early 60s – all of 'em ones that have been overlooked since way back in the day, having escaped the attention of all but the most devoted collectors for decades! Jumping R&B is the core sound here, but this volume is actually a more diverse batch than its predecessor – with some grittier proto-rock R&B, some more swinging jazz numbers, and a bit of popcorn soul as well – all of 'em killer! Titles include "Lament" by Mamie Perry, "If You Ain't Got No Bread", "Tears Baby" by Johnny West, "Rock A While" by Dewey Guy & The Fabulous Six, "Cat Music" by Dave Bartholomew, "I Done Done It" by Amos Milburn, "Swingin'" by Saunders King., "Big Game Hunter" by Steve Gibson The Red Caps, "Cleopatra" by The Mark VI, "I'll Get You, Too" by Billy Emerson, "That Ain' The Way To Do It" by Big Sis Andrews, "I'll Walk A Mile" by Bob Marriott & The Continentals, and "It Only Hurts A Little While" by Little Willie John. LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – great vinyl and cover!)

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New Eddie Atwood/Ken NordineHot Saki/Hot Sake ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two cups of saki – both of them mighty nice! Eddie Atwood's "Hot Saki" is a fast-riffing guitar number with some cool exotic exclamations at the start and in the middle – plus a cool sax line, tripling piano, and this snapping cymbal line that makes the whole thing groove! Ken Nordine answers with a different spelling, and an even weirder sound – still as rhythmically intense as the first track, but with this odd keyboard line that's very faux-Eastern in style and phrasing, romping nicely all over the groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Genteels/JestersTake It Off/Peter Gunn Twist ... 7-inch
Jazzman/Tee Tee (UK), Early 60s. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A solid stripping instrumental from The Genteels – who play along a "Peter Gunn"-styled groove with lots of raw twangy guitar – then shout "take it off" on the hook! The Jesters follow up nicely with their own take on "Peter Gunn" – playing the tune with some spooky Hammond in the background, and this great raunchy tenor sax in the lead! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Ohio Penitentiary 511 Jazz EnsembleHard Luck Soul ... LP
Aragorn/Jazzman (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful lost relic, and a monster batch of long jazzy grooves! The album was recorded in the great tradition of "musicans in prison" albums, like those by The Escorts in the early 70s, and it features an incredibly soulful band made up of jazz musicians in lockdown at the Ohio State Penitentiary during the mid 70s! We don't recognize any of the names on the album, but the players work with a hell of a lot of soul and spirit – on longer tracks that almost have the feel of 70s work by The Pharoahs or Phil Cohran's Artistic Heritage Ensemble. Way better than anything you'd usually get of this nature – and definitely light years beyond any school or army band recording – and much more like a 70s underground spiritual jazz set. All of the material was written and arranged by Logan Rollins, and the tracks have a large group feel, with long drawn out grooves, and plenty of room for nice nice solos – and titles include "Psych City", "Mantra Dance", "Counterry Bosa Davan", and "Java Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition of 1000 copies.)

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New Tommy RidgleyJam Up/Jam Up Twist ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), Early 60s. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fast guitar, toppling triplets, and lots of frenetic horn from the great Tommy Ridgley – a tune that really cooks along with a searing tenor in the lead – but which is already great enough just with the rhythms! "Jam Up Twist" cooks up the groove even more – still very much in the spirit of the excellent main cut, but maybe a bit more blasting too! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New VariousJukebox Jam 2 – Blues & Rhythm Revue ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sensational sequel to one of the greatest compilations of rare rhythm & blues we've seen from the deep diggin' Jazzman label – one that goes even deeper than the first! A good deal of these juke box treasures are from the mid 50s to early 60s – all of 'em ones that have been overlooked since way back in the day, having escaped the attention of all but the most devoted collectors for decades! Jumping R&B is the core sound here, but this volume is actually a more diverse batch than its predecessor – with some grittier proto-rock R&B, some more swinging jazz numbers, and a bit of popcorn soul as well – all of 'em killer! Titles include "Lament" by Mamie Perry, "If You Ain't Got No Bread", "Tears Baby" by Johnny West, "Rock A While" by Dewey Guy & The Fabulous Six, "Cat Music" by Dave Bartholomew, "I Done Done It" by Amos Milburn, "Swingin'" by Saunders King., "Big Game Hunter" by Steve Gibson The Red Caps, "Cleopatra" by The Mark VI, "I'll Get You, Too" by Billy Emerson, "That Ain' The Way To Do It" by Big Sis Andrews, "I'll Walk A Mile" by Bob Marriott & The Continentals, and "It Only Hurts A Little While" by Little Willie John. CD
Also available Jukebox Jam 2 – Blues & Rhythm Revue ... LP 26.99

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New VariousJukebox Jam 2 – Blues & Rhythm Revue ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sensational sequel to one of the greatest compilations of rare rhythm & blues we've seen from the deep diggin' Jazzman label – one that goes even deeper than the first! A good deal of these juke box treasures are from the mid 50s to early 60s – all of 'em ones that have been overlooked since way back in the day, having escaped the attention of all but the most devoted collectors for decades! Jumping R&B is the core sound here, but this volume is actually a more diverse batch than its predecessor – with some grittier proto-rock R&B, some more swinging jazz numbers, and a bit of popcorn soul as well – all of 'em killer! Titles include "Lament" by Mamie Perry, "If You Ain't Got No Bread", "Tears Baby" by Johnny West, "Rock A While" by Dewey Guy & The Fabulous Six, "Cat Music" by Dave Bartholomew, "I Done Done It" by Amos Milburn, "Swingin'" by Saunders King., "Big Game Hunter" by Steve Gibson The Red Caps, "Cleopatra" by The Mark VI, "I'll Get You, Too" by Billy Emerson, "That Ain' The Way To Do It" by Big Sis Andrews, "I'll Walk A Mile" by Bob Marriott & The Continentals, and "It Only Hurts A Little While" by Little Willie John. CD
Also available Jukebox Jam 2 – Blues & Rhythm Revue ... LP 26.99

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New VariousSpiritual Jazz 4 – Americans In Europe – Modal, Esoteric And Progressive Jazz From The European Underground (180 gram vinyl w/download) ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 3LP Trifold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A crucially important slice of work – and maybe one of the most striking sets in this all-great Spiritual Jazz series! The focus here is on some of the great American players working in Europe during the late 60s and early 70s – often in collaboration with equally forward-thinking Europeans, and with results that are still musically amazing all these many years later! The collection has American flautist Sahib Shihab working with Swiss guitarist Pierre Cavalli, sound library maestro Johnny Hawksworth with west coast giant Hampton Hawes, Don Cherry working with Krzysztof Penderecki, a rare version of "Enlightenment" by Sun Ra in France and other legendary European recordings by Albert Ayler, Billy Gault, and Lee Konitz – a wonderfully rich blend of players. The tracks are pulled from records we almost never see – especially on vinyl – titles include "Studie Nr 1 Fur 12 Saitige Gitarre" by Pierre Cavalli & Sahib Shihab, "Jazz Rule" by Johnny Hawksworth & Hampton Hawes, "Born & Shake" by Clarence Peters, "Enlightenment by Sun Ra, "Summertime" by Albert Ayler, "T & W" by Frank Wright Sextet, "Humus The Life Exploring Force" by Don Cherry & The New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra, "Five, Four, & Three" by Lee Konitz, "The Creators" by Bobby Hutcherson with Harold Land, and the masterful, nearly 20-minute "Springtime" by Eric Dolphy. Includes a great essay on the scene by Francis Gooding, plus extensive info for each track! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – with a cool tri-fold cover, and a bonus download too!)

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New Ella Fizgerald/MuguetteThese Boots Are Made For Walking/Ces Bottes Sont Faites Pour Marcher ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Two versions of this booty hit – both of them very unique! Ella Fitzgerald serves up a funky jazz version of "Boots Are Made For Walking" – recorded live in concert with this romping piano line behind the vocal – and a cool new vocal bit at the start! Muguette sings the tune in French – alongside this strumming electric guitar line, and a groove that's in the best mode of the "yeh yeh" generation! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Greg Foat GroupGirl & Robot With Flowers ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 2012. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from this very hip group – a contemporary combo, but one who play with a depth of sound to warrant their inclusion on the Jazzman label! The style is almost spiritual jazz, but a bit more laidback too – sounds that are cosmic, yet never soaring to the skies – and almost more content to contemplate their own existence in these cool little rhythmic progressions – a very hip approach that draws a lot of power from its minimalism! Instrumentation is a bit trippy at points – but mostly in the way the players fold things together – so that tinkling piano tipples over brooding basslines, or organ lines hum softly to encourage string sounds to start too – a beautifully poetic style that only gets better as the album moves along! Titles include "Cast Adrift", "For A Breath I Tarry", "Have Spacesuit Will Travel (part 2)", "Clear Skies Select Stick", "Girl & Robot With Flowers (part 6)", and "Girl & Robot With Flowers (part 4)". CD features four tracks not on the limited LP pressing. CD
Also available Girl & Robot With Flowers ... LP 24.99

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New Boris GardinerEvery N*gger Is A Star ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 1974. Used .... Out Of Stock
The rare soundtrack to Calvin Lockhart's mid 70s Jamaican blaxploitation effort Every N*gger Is A Star – a movie that's even harder to find out about than the funky Boris Gardiner soundtrack album – the latter of which is thankfully restored and reissued here by Jazzman Records! It's a record that should be heralded by deep funk collectors and reggae riddim diggers alike – raw rhythms & rumbling bass, soulful lead and background vocals by Boris Gardiner with Margerat Lewis, Maurice Chambers & Richard Johnson, horns by Tommy McCook & others – plus a some straight up killer funky organ & electric piano by Leslie Butler. A straight up stunner of a funky soul soundtrack with Jamaican flavor. Essential! Includes the title track, plus "You Just Got To Be In Love", "Rough & Tough In The Ghetto", "Ghetto Funk", "Home Again", "Funky N*gger", "Deadly String", "Rats & The Ghetto" and "Negril". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Master Plan IncMaster Plan Inc ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Previously unreleased work from an excellent Chicago soul group – Master Plan Inc, a group with deep roots in the Windy City scene, but hardly ever any presence in the record racks! The combo worked together heavily throughout the 70s – and you can really hear that in their grooves on this set – tunes that are better-crafted than most of their contemporaries' work, and played with this sharp edge that really belies the indie status of the act. The ensemble's got a punch that's past the usual smaller group sound of the funky 45 generation – yet they still have all the rawness of that era too, and none of the disco or boogie modes you might guess from the date of these recordings. Drums are especially nice, and really kick strongly on most numbers – and the set's got some especially nice notes, which feature personal reflections from grup leader Frederick Douglas Shorts. Titles include "Bright Lights Big City", "Heartbreaker", "Bag Up", "Try It You'll Like It", "Younger Generation", "You", "Something To Be Done", and "Special Love". CD

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New Master Plan IncMaster Plan Inc ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Previously unreleased work from an excellent Chicago soul group – Master Plan Inc, a group with deep roots in the Windy City scene, but hardly ever any presence in the record racks! The combo worked together heavily throughout the 70s – and you can really hear that in their grooves on this set – tunes that are better-crafted than most of their contemporaries' work, and played with this sharp edge that really belies the indie status of the act. The ensemble's got a punch that's past the usual smaller group sound of the funky 45 generation – yet they still have all the rawness of that era too, and none of the disco or boogie modes you might guess from the date of these recordings. Drums are especially nice, and really kick strongly on most numbers – and the set's got some especially nice notes, which feature personal reflections from grup leader Frederick Douglas Shorts. Titles include "Bright Lights Big City", "Heartbreaker", "Bag Up", "Try It You'll Like It", "Younger Generation", "You", "Something To Be Done", and "Special Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Messengers IncorporatedSoulful Proclamation ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 70s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Ultra-hip funk from Oklahoma's Messengers Incorporated – a group who come across with a sound that's every bit as righteous and heavy as you might guess from the cover! Instrumentation is heavy on bass, guitar, and organ – and topped with some great saxophone work too – all in a sound that's draws plenty of inspiration from righteous jazz of the early 70s, but which focuses the sound into a more funk-based approach overall. Vocalists shift throughout – and include singers Barbara and Charles Burton, later of Burton Inc – who help give the record as much of a soul-based punch alongside the jazzy instrumentation of the combo! The whole thing's a real heavy hitter – the kind of album that could have soared large, had it gotten wider release back in the day – and titles include "Rejoice", "Just Can't Run Away", "Soulful Proclamation", "Frequency Response", "Ain't No Mountain", "Twenty Four Hours A Day", and "If I'Da Club". CD

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New Sounds Of The City ExperienceSounds Of The City Experience (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Tiger Lily/Jazzman (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Pure genius from this hardly-heard group– a really wonderful little record that mixes soul and funk with some slight Latin touches as well – all in a blend that's as incredible as the record is rare! The group have this really warm vibe on the vocal numbers – a mix of female lead and chorus bits that's not unlike Voices Of East Harlem, and equally righteous too. But there's also some instrumental bits that are even harder and heavier – almost funky descarga numbers with some really jamming instrumentation, including some fuzzy vibes at one point that almost recall Stark Reality. The lost story of the group and the notorious Tiger Lily label are told in the notes – and titles include "Getting It Down", "Through No Fault Of Our Own", "It's Wonderful Baby/Gina", "Come On And Stay With Me", "Stuff N' Thing", 'Keep On Keepin' On", "Babylon", "Reality", "Judgement Day", and "My People". CD features 3 bonus tracks too – "Baby It's The End", "Jam Session", and "Look At Billy Go For Her". CD

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New VariousCalifornia Funk – Funk 45s From The Golden State (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Jazzman/Now Again, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy Gatefold .... Out Of Stock
Jazzman take on the Cali scene – and the results are every bit as amazing as you might imagine! Like previous Texas, Florida, and Midwest Funk comps on the label, this volume is essential listening all the way through – a massive dig into rare west coast grooves of the late 60s and 1970s – presented with excellent notes on every single track, and more than enough historical detail to put the music in perspective! The whole thing's fully legit, with great mastering on most cuts – and the track list is filled with rare gems we've never seen on any other collections before – a massive funky treasure trove that includes "Turn It Over" by Chucky Thurmon, "Farm Song" by Leon Gardner, "What Goes Around Comes Around (part 1)" by Arthur Monday, "Get It Right" by Rhon Silva, "Funky Fire" by Billy Larkin, "WB" by California Gold Notes, "Curse Upon The World" by Apple & The Three Oranges, "Cold Heat" by Lil Lavair & The Fabulous Jades, "Bones" by Winter, "Smokin Tidbits" by Edwards Generation, "Al's Place" by Enrique Olivarez Y Los Vampiros, "Talking About My Baby" by John Heartsman & Circles, "What's Going On" by Mr Clean & The Soul Inc, and "All Bundled Into One" by Water Color. CD

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New Hilton FeltonBest Of Hilton Felton 1970 to 1974 ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Early 70s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A great introduction to the awesomely funky music of Hilton Felton – an artist who's got a heck of a lot to offer, and who issued some amazing albums on his own great label during the 70s! Felton's a real original – a multi-talented guy, an inspirational businessman, and an all-around warm fellow whose collaborative spirit really comes through in these recordings – a killer collection of longform jams from his ultra-rare LPs! Felton's music has a way of layering the keyboards right over the rhythms, then blending the two together seamlessly as the tunes cook up their groove – a really rare style that's somewhere in the same territory of Lyman Woodard on his legendary Saturday Night Special album – which might be one of the fest records we could even begin to compare to these great tracks. Titles include "Be Bop Boogie", "Dream Come True", "Spreading Fever", "Your Analysis", and "Tell Her Love Has Felt The Need". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Messengers IncorporatedSoulful Proclamation ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue).... Out Of Stock
Ultra-hip funk from Oklahoma's Messengers Incorporated – a group who come across with a sound that's every bit as righteous and heavy as you might guess from the cover! Instrumentation is heavy on bass, guitar, and organ – and topped with some great saxophone work too – all in a sound that's draws plenty of inspiration from righteous jazz of the early 70s, but which focuses the sound into a more funk-based approach overall. Vocalists shift throughout – and include singers Barbara and Charles Burton, later of Burton Inc – who help give the record as much of a soul-based punch alongside the jazzy instrumentation of the combo! The whole thing's a real heavy hitter – the kind of album that could have soared large, had it gotten wider release back in the day – and titles include "Rejoice", "Just Can't Run Away", "Soulful Proclamation", "Frequency Response", "Ain't No Mountain", "Twenty Four Hours A Day", and "If I'Da Club". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered pressing of 1000 copies.)

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New Ron Thompson/Del CalarosSwitchblade/Pedro ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), Early 60s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
"Switchblade" opens up with a mighty sharp groove – romping rocking rhythms topped with lots of twangy guitar in the lead – then peppered with a cool echoey vocal scream that really sends the whole tune home! "Pedro" has this cool lead guitar – very compressed in tone, but with a great presence too – and mixed with a shouted chorus and some building Latin rhythms and tenor! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New VariousCarolina Funk – First In Funk ... CD
Jazzman/Now Again, 1970s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Jazzman blow the roof off the Carolina scene here – digging through a wealth of rare 70s funk to explode the myth that the states are only home to beach music and shag tunes! The grooves here are every bit as gritty as previous Jazzman outings to Texas, Florida, and the Midwest – and the package offers up a few classics, some unreleased numbers, and a bunch of tunes we've never heard before – all supported by the kind of in-depth notes that Jazzman does better than anyone else! And sure, we've been digging funky 45s for years – but its sets like this that almost get us more excited in the music than the originals – thanks to the overall conception and quality of the work. Titles include "Creation Of Music" by Primitive, "Darkness" by Gamith, "Just Take Your Time" by Innersouls, "Super Good" by Dynamite Singletary, "Funky Soul Brother" by The Soul Drifters, "The Road" by Communicators & Black Experience Band, "Theme Of Blackbyrds" by The Black Exotics, "Good Time" by George Campbell, "Funky Mind" by Donnie Brown, "Doing What You Need To Do" by Anthony Burns, "JD's Funky Party Time" by JD, "Bad Woman" by Frankie & The Damons, "Ease It To Me" by Shirlean Williams & The Tempo's Band, "Stand Up & Be A Man (part 1)" by Sundia, and "You Ain't Miss It" by Roy Roberts. US edition of the same CD on the Jazzman label from the UK – but with a different cover image. CD

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New Sign Of FourHammer, Anvil, & Stirrup ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 2013. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A totally great little set from Sign Of Four – a project of Miles Newbold from the Natural Yogurt Band – served up with an approach to exotic jazz funk that's even trippier than his previous work! Miles plays a load of live instruments here – vibes, flute, guitar, percussion, and keyboards – all sifted and filtered together with some cool studio work to sound very vintage, and very offbeat – like some weird Eastern take on American soul jazz of the 60s, or like a garage band trying their best to sound like Sun Ra! The music is some of the best new work we've ever heard on the Jazzman label – and really feels a lot more like some lost exotic record from years back – with titles that include "Samba Moderno", "Morocco", "Topsy Turvy", "Mirage", "Morphine", "Fruit Juice For Everyone", and "Sun Suite Humulus Lupulus". 11 tracks on the CD. CD
Also available Hammer, Anvil, & Stirrup (2 x 10" vinyl pressing) ... LP 24.99
 
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Chris Anderson TrioBlues One ... CD
DIW (Japan), 1991. Used .... $26.99
Rare later work from pianist Chris Anderson – an under-recorded modernist who first made a name for himself on the Chicago scene of the 60s, but who's emerging here as a warmer, gentler soul on the keys! The set's got the feel of some of the other DIW piano trio sessions from the time – recorded in an intimate style by producer Mickey Bass – himself a jazzman, with a good ear and sensitivity to the group. Billy Higgins is on drums and Ray Drummond is on bass – and Anderson's work on the keys is beautifully captured with a subtle genius that must be heard to be fully understood. Titles include "The End Of A Beautiful Friendship", "Star Eyes", "Blues One", "Blue Bossa", and "Summer Of 42". CD
(Out of print.)

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CountsFunk Pump ... LP
Aware, 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99 12.98
A funky funky classic from The Counts – and an album that has the group tightening up their sound from the Westbound years, but still keeping the groove plenty nice! There's a tight, bad-walking feel to most of the cuts on the set – one that almost comes across with a blacksploitation groove – especially as the album's basslines are all laid out in a hard-stepping groove, and topped off by plenty of wicked guitar work. Most cuts have vocals, and the lyrics have a Fatback-like love of the catchy chorus and funk-heavy theme. The album's worth it alone for the excellent cut "Tecalli" – a stretched out mellow instrumental with some great Kool & The Gang-esque floating trumpet over the top – but the whole thing's great, and other tracks include "At The Fair", "Dedicated Man", "Jazzman", "Magic Ride", "Short Cut", and "Flies Over Watermelon". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill FayBill Fay (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Deram/4 Men With Beards, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... $18.99 21.98
A beautiful early record from singer Bill Fay – recorded in a baroque brilliance that rivals the late 60s work of Scott Walker! Like Walker, Fay's as much a poet as he is a singer – and he's also got the great fortune here to be working with some excellent arrangements – handled by British jazzman Michael Gibbs, and featuring some excellent guitar work from Ray Russell. That said, Bill Fay has a distinctly artful presence with a style that's all his own! He's slightly folksy at times, with echoes of some of more mysterious aspects of late 60s and early 70s psych folk scenesters – but his overall vision is far more elaborate, and carried off here to perfection in a rare kind of "once in a career" record that still holds up beautifully today! Titles include "Garden Song", "The Sun Is Bored", "Narrow Way", "We Have Laid Here", "Methane River", "Goodnight Stan", "Be Not So Fearful", and "Down To The Bridge". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gerardo FrisinaJoin The Dance ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2010. New Copy 2LP .... $19.99
Modal brilliance from Gerardo Frisina – possibly his greatest album ever, and a set that really shows his true transformation into a jazzman! The set's got a wide range of acoustic jazz instrumentation played live, and features none of the rhythm programs you might get on earlier Frisina records – a shift that has him moving in the same classic jazz space as labelmate Nicola Conte! As with Conte's recent records, there's a warmth and soul here that's undeniable – a feel that wraps up 50s Blue Note, 60s Italian jazz, and 70s MPS with ease – delivering something new and fresh for a younger generation in the process. Core instrumentation includes vibes, piano, tenor, flute, and trombone – and the set features guest vocals by Norma Winstone on one track, and Francesca Sortino on another. All other titles are instrumental, and tunes include "Titoro", "Joy Shout", "Will You Walk A Little Faster", "Tata Somba", "Mille E Una Notte", "High Hat", "Bubbly", and "Another Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lars GullinNew Sounds From Sweden Vol 7 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good .... $33.99
A rare American 10" release from Swedish baritonist Lars Gullin – probably the most-issued European jazzman in the US during the postwar years! The set features a quartet – with Lars on baritone sax, Ake Persson on trombone, Simon Brehm on bass, and Jack Noren on drums – all working in a cool piano-less groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has one small mark from an old sticker, but is nice overall.)

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Quincy JonesGula Matari ... LP
A&M, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold .... $7.99
A real step forward for Quincy Jones – a record that really shows the jazzman moving into sophisticated new territory – a sound that's just right for the CTI generation! The album's got a vibe that's a bit similar to Quincy's Walking In Space album, but it's a lot deeper too – touched with some of the African elements you might guess from the title – arranged in ways that are often quite spacious, so that the tunes really take some time to find just the right groove! Backings are large, but show the leaner elements that Jones was bringing to his soundtrack work – and instrumentation includes vibes from Milt Jackson, marimba from Don Elliott, flute from Hubert Laws, soprano sax from Jerome Richardson, trumpet from Freddie Hubbard, trombone from Al Grey, and guitar from Eric Gale. Keyboards figure strongly – played by Herbie Hancock and Bob James – and special features include a bit of guitar and whistling from Toots Thielemans, plus some soulful vocals from Valerie Simpson. "Gula Matari" is an incredible 12 minute tribal groove – and other titles include a killer take on Nat Adderley's "Hummin", plus "Walkin" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original tan label pressing.)

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James MoodyWail Moody Wail ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1955. New Copy .... $22.99
Wail Moody, indeed – a killer set from the 50s that really shows the strong development of James Moody after the initial bebop years – already growing into one of the most forward-thinking jazzman of his generation! The group here is a bit larger than before – a septet, put together with both a mix of modern arrangements and some of the more freewheeling styles of a bop jam session – a great testament to Moody's growing ability as a leader. The lineup is a bit unusual, but in a good way – with work from Pee Wee Moore on baritone, Dave Burns on trumpet, Jimmy Boyd on piano, and William Shepherd on trombone – plus John Latham on bass and Clarence Johnson on drums – and the groove is open – informed by bop, but with a lot of early soul jazz in the mix, too – especially in the ensemble phrasing. Side one features the side-long jammer "Wail Moody Way" – and other titles include "The Golden Touch", "The Donkey Serenade", and "Moody's Blue Again". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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New Mavis RiversMavis ... CD
Reprise (Japan), 1961. New Copy .... $13.99
Maybe the grooviest album cut by singer Mavis Rivers – thanks to some wonderful backings from west coast jazzman Marty Paich! Paich brings a cool compressed swing to the set – a groove that's very similar to his sublime late 50s work with Mel Torme, which is a great choice for Mavis – who has a style that's equally smooth and warm! If Rivers is a singer you've never dug before, this set's definitely the place to dig her best – set up in the company of players who include Jack Sheldon on trumpet, Bud Shank on alto, and Bill Perkins on tenor – all of whom really make the music shimmer nicely alongside the lyrics. Titles include "Day In Day Out", "People Will Say We're In Love", "Massachusetts", "Saturday Night", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", and "All My Tomorrows". CD

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Guy SkornikPour Pauwels ... CD
EMI/Lion, 1971. New Copy .... $12.99
Lost legendary work from Guy Skornik – a heady set from early 70s France, and proof that there's a hell of a lot of greatness to discover on that scene! The album's got a blend of psych fuzz and deeper ideas that's not that far from Serge Gainsbourg – although the overall presentation is more cerebral, and influenced by the ideas of GI Gurdjieff, carried out by Skornik in this sublime blend of acoustic elements and larger orchestrations directed by jazzman Ivan Jullien! Like some of the best French work of this time, the album has a wonderful balance between the personal and professional – the intimate and the ambitious – which really makes things exciting and fresh, and very different than anything you might have been digging on this side of the Atlantic at the time. Titles include "Realite", "L'Ile De Paques", "Fulcanni", "Je Vois Ce Que Je Crois", "Quest Ce Que Le Dream", and "Je Ne Sais Pas Je Ne Sais Plus Rien". CD

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VariousB-Music – Cross Continental Record Raid Road Trip – 18 Mind-Blowing Vintage Vinyl Discoveries From Around The Psychedelic Globe ... CD
Finders Keepers (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used .... $25.99
Some of the best minds in the crate-digging business team up for this mindblowing selection of underground grooves – the B-Music duo of Andy Votel and Dom Thomas, plus a host of guest curators who include David Holmes, Cherrystones, and Jazzman Gerald! The work here is similar to that on the excellent full length B-Music reissues – funky psychedelia from years past, most of it of non-American origin – the kinds of records you could never hope to find easily in the racks on this side of the border, all brought together brilliantly by this wildly creative team! There's plenty of fuzz, heavy beats, and tripped-out instrumentation throughout – and the package features a whopping 18 obscure cuts that include "Yekte" by Zafer Dilek, "Tontos" by Billy Bond, "Baad Schandau" by AE Bizottsag, "Roadrunner" by Paul Kass, "Water World" by Sam Spance, "Sulla Neve Con Te" by Carmen Andaloro, "For You" by The Stylers, "World Is A Ghetto" by Amral's Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Drum Orchestra, "Air" by Onyx, "Gwr Bonheddig" by Chwys, "Wydicombe Fair" by Nashville Teens, and "Da Klagar Mina Grannar" by Charlie & Edsor. CD
(Out of print.)

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Guy SkornikPour Pauwels ... LP
1971. New Copy .... Early April, 2014 (delayed)
Lost legendary work from Guy Skornik – a heady set from early 70s France, and proof that there's a hell of a lot of greatness to discover on that scene! The album's got a blend of psych fuzz and deeper ideas that's not that far from Serge Gainsbourg – although the overall presentation is more cerebral, and influenced by the ideas of GI Gurdjieff, carried out by Skornik in this sublime blend of acoustic elements and larger orchestrations directed by jazzman Ivan Jullien! Like some of the best French work of this time, the album has a wonderful balance between the personal and professional – the intimate and the ambitious – which really makes things exciting and fresh, and very different than anything you might have been digging on this side of the Atlantic at the time. Titles include "Realite", "L'Ile De Paques", "Fulcanni", "Je Vois Ce Que Je Crois", "Quest Ce Que Le Dream", and "Je Ne Sais Pas Je Ne Sais Plus Rien". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Pour Pauwels ... CD 12.99

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Ben WattNorth Marine Drive ... CD
1982. New Copy .... Early March, 2014 (delayed)
A great album that Ben Watt recorded before teaming up with Tracey Thorn in Everything But The Girl (and recorded way back when he knew how to shave, and didn't have that junglist stubble all over his face!) The tracks are similar to those on Tracey's solo album – with spare instrumentation (Watt on guitar and piano, and Brit jazzman Peter King on alto). Watt sings in moody, flat style, on a number of nice original compositions like "North Marine Drive", "Long Time No Sea", and "On Box Hill". And as an added bonus, this CD also includes 5 tracks of material recorded with Robert Wyatt, from the rare e.p. Summer Into Winter! This stuff is great, and is a perfect meeting of 2 talents who were performing in a similar style at the time – despite later musical divergences in their careers. 14 tracks in all, and at a nice price! CD

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New Eric AlexanderBlues At Midnight ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2013. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massive work from tenorist Eric Alexander – a player who never lets us down, and who always manages to sound extra great on expensive Japanese-only sessions like this! The album's got a clear, simple focus that really sums up the classic tone and timing that Alexander brings to his tenor – a style that has him handling the horn at a level that's certainly timeless, but instantly fresh too – that crisp sense of creativity you get when hearing a rare top-shelf jazzman at his best! Of course, the rhythm section does plenty to help Eric find the right space – the perfect trio of Harold Mabern on piano, Nat Reeves on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums – all recorded in a way so that the tones of the tunes are incredibly deep and richly soulful. Titles include "Is It You", "Sayonara Blues", "Hittin The Jug", "Dis Here", "Edward Lee", and "Dance With Me". CD

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New Lenis GuessNorfolk Soul Sound – Six Sides Of Northern Soul, Deep Funk & R&B Club Monsters From Virginia (3 x 7 inch set) ... 7-inch
Soul 7 (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3x7" (pic cover).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer triple-pack from the folks at Jazzman – a much-needed look at the funky soul talents of Lenis Guess! Guess was an overlooked figure working on the Norfolk scene at the end of the 60s – and sings here on a sextet of his own recordings, including one that features the legendary funk combo Raw Soul! The package is great – full notes on Lenis' years in music, and a look that's much better than the usual funky 45 reissue – and all cuts have this heavy-romping sound that really shows the Norfolk link to the southern scene. Titles include "Thank Goodness Gotta Good Woman", "Too Many Nights", "How You Gonna Do It", "Workin For My Baby", "Just Ask Me", and "Why Why Why'd She Leave Me". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Max LethMax Leth Quartet ... CD
Philips/Fontana (Denmark), 1978. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Vibes, piano, and guitar – a really great little set from Danish jazzman Max Leth – captured here in an obscure late 70s session! The record has a conventional lineup, but a really unusual sound – one that takes Leth's strong notes on piano and vibes, and mixes it with some more complicated guitar work from Ole Molin – at a level that's wonderfully chromatic, and often filled with odd twists and turns! Rhythm is by Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass and Bjarne Rostvold on drums – usually in a soaring, leaping sort of way that makes for a fair number of groovers on the record – tunes that come across with more of a late 60s European modern sound than you'd guess from the date of the set. Titles include "Krystallen Den Fina", "Brevet Fra Lilian", "Just You Just Me", "On The Sunny Side", "They Didn't Believe Me", and "Besame Mucho". CD
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New Eliana & Booker PittmanNews From Brazil (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Odeon/Think (Japan), 1963. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic set of jazzy samba by the legendary Eliana Pittman – one that's served up with some great bossa compositions and sweet larger backings from Maestro Gaya! Eliana's working here with Booker Pittman, who the liner notes bill as an American jazzman (from what we can tell with our broken Portuguese!) – and although he gets in a few saxophone solos on some tracks, the album's mostly Eliana's own, with vocals upfront in the mix, and a full, rich, slightly soulful set of backings from Gaya – all done in a nice mode that's a bit of a precursor to the later Blue Brazil sound. Titles include "Vagamente", "O Passarinho", "O Barquinho", "Vens So", "Mister Bossa Nova", "Voice Vai", "Amor No Samba", and "Nos E O Mar". CD

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New Players AssociationPlayers Association ... LP
Vanguard, 1977. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great little stuff from The Players Association – one of those groups that you want to write off as throwaway disco before you listen, but who have a great sound when you really get into their music. Jazzman Chris Hills was at the head of the group, and he plays drums in the funky group that includes Joe Farrell, Jon Faddis, and Ray Mantilla. This first record's probably their best – and it includes the funky cut "I Like It", which has a nice break in the beginning, plus the tracks "Let's Groove", "Hustlin", "Moon In Pisces", and a sweet cover of "For The Love Of You". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Bruno Spoerri/MassonixHommage Au Fromage/Hollingsville ... LP
Disposable (UK), 1971/Mid 80s. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful sounds from the enigmatic Bruno Spoerri – initially a jazzman, but a pretty experimental sound library artist by the time of this early 70s set! Bruno comes up with some very cool sounds that mix together Varitone sax, vibes, and even some occasional funky drums – at a level that may well make his side of this sweet record some of the greatest music we've ever heard from the obscure Spoerri catalog! The vibes are especially nice, and often used in a way that's somewhere between The Stark Reality and Sven Libaek – on tunes that include "The Harp & The Whey", "Valse Du Frommager", "Hommage Au Fromage", and "Swiss Pack". Side two features short electronic numbers by Graham Massey – originally designed to accompany narrative passages on an FM radio show, and done with this complex array of progressive sounds that are still spare enough to allow for the voice in the lead – a style that's not unlike the later years of Ken Nordine's Word Jazz radio show. Titles include "Jet Bolero", "Raybestos", "Fast Ray Baroque", "Asteroid Waltz", and "The Maxwell Gap". LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousLegendary Wild Rockers 3 – A Collection Of Rare Rockabilly & Surf From The 50s & Early 60s – Compiled By Keb Darge & Little Edith ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Keb Darge continues that great step backward he's been taking in recent years – moving from his funk of the 60s and 70s to the much rawer sound of the generation before – served up in a host of rare singles filled with heavy drums, ripping guitar, and a frenzy of amazing vocals and rhythms! Little Edith is on deck to help Keb pick the tunes – and together they come up with some great gems we'd never have heard otherwise – really raw grooves that are somewhere between the space of the R&B and jukebox mambo of the Jazzman world in recent years – and the bolder, twangier grooves you'd expect from the best vintage work on Norton Records. Yet the vibe here is also different than either of those references too – a lot more freewheeling, and culled from a great love of rare vinyl that really keeps things fresh. Tracks include "Peter Gunn Twist" by The Rebel Rousers, "Connie Lou" by Ray Taylor & Alabama Pals, "Barricuda" by The Page Boys, "Hang-Out" by Joe Lee & Orchestra, "Thunder Reef" by Shindigs, "Geraldine" by Ole Miss Down Beats, "Whiphash" by Riki & The Rikatones, "Rock & Roll Guitar" by Johnny Knight, and "I'm The Wolf Man" by Round Robin. CD

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New VariousMovements Vol 5 – Compiled By Tobias Kirmayer ... LP
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare gems from the funky 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – and maybe the most smoking volume in this all-great series so far! The sound is hard and heavy right from the start – very much in the best mode of the funky 45 reissues we've been hearing from Tramp in recent years – right up there with the deepest funk you'd get from labels like Ace/Kent or Jazzman on their best compilations! And although other volumes have all been great, there's a special sort of magic this time around – an edge that really shows the evolution of Tramp's ear for picking a groove – and deep notes that also show their growing knowledge of the most obscure cuts from back in the day. We can guarantee there's plenty here you don't already have in your record collection – and titles include "Funky Screw" by Lee Fields, "Soul Chicken" by Bobby Allen & The Exceptions, "Ease It On In" by Sunrize, "Deepest Sympathy" by Theodis Ealey, "Tend To Your Business (parts 1 & 2)" by Wildfire, "Pat's Rubber Band" by Alley Pat, "Puttin It On Your Mind" by Jimmy Ellis, "Nobody Loves Me Like My Baby" by Jimmy Gilford, "99/44 100 Pure Love" by Al Reed, and "Monkey In A Sack" by Lil Buck & The Top Cats. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Bernard VitetLa Guepe ... CD
Futura (France), 1971. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Sounds beyond compare – not just free jazz from the start of the 70s, but music that goes way beyond any simple expectations or classifications we might have! The session was put together by inventive French jazzman Bernard Vitet – who plays trumpet, piano, violin, and vibes on the record – but the overall approach is clearly collaborative, and has some 20th Century elements that almost recall some of the most memorable albums on the Italian Cramps label from the mid 70s! As with some of those, the date is a criss-crossing of contemporary thinking on musical structures with some of the freer jazz elements on the European scene – executed with a very wide range of sounds that come from the soprano and baritone sax of Jouk Minor, piano of Francois Tusques, bass and piano of Beb Guerin, tape recorders of Dominique Dalmasso, voice of Francoise Achard, trumpet of Jean-Paul Rondepierre, and vibes, percussion, and alto of Jean Guerin. Titles include "Et Cetera", "Balle De Fusil", "La Guepe E Le Fruit", "Trolley Gresilleur", and "Tojours Fourre Dans La Nectarotheque". CD

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New VariousGet Your Lie Straight – A Galaxy Of Funky Soul ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
An absolute funky monster! This set lays out an incredible batch of funk era singles from the vaults of Galaxy Records – and it shakes and burns all the way through, with lost funk bombs Bobby Rush, Rodger Collins, Bill Coday, Bobby Eaton, the Debonairs and others! It's comprised of mostly obscure 45s representing the stone funkiest records ever released by the Oakland-based Galaxy label – which was at this point sort of serving as the farm club for big brother label Fantasy Records. This one's essential, kids – just as worthy of your funk-loving dollar as the legendary rare funk compilations on Jazzman, Soul Fire or Stones Throw! 22 tracks in all: "Foxy Girls In Oakland", "Get Your Lie Straight", "Chicken Heads" by Bobby Rush, "Bring It On Up" by Loleatta Holloway, "I Love Her Too" by Lenny Williams, "People Say" by JJ Malone, "Try The Life" by Everyday People, "Man Power" (previously unreleased) by Ben & Larry, "My Money Is Funny" by the Right Kind, "The Iron Horse" by Merl Saunders & Heavy Turbulence, "I Get What I Want" by the Sequins and lots more! CD

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New VariousMovements Vol 5 – Compiled By Tobias Kirmayer ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Rare gems from the funky 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – and maybe the most smoking volume in this all-great series so far! The sound is hard and heavy right from the start – very much in the best mode of the funky 45 reissues we've been hearing from Tramp in recent years – right up there with the deepest funk you'd get from labels like Ace/Kent or Jazzman on their best compilations! And although other volumes have all been great, there's a special sort of magic this time around – an edge that really shows the evolution of Tramp's ear for picking a groove – and deep notes that also show their growing knowledge of the most obscure cuts from back in the day. We can guarantee there's plenty here you don't already have in your record collection – and titles include "Funky Screw" by Lee Fields, "Soul Chicken" by Bobby Allen & The Exceptions, "Ease It On In" by Sunrize, "Deepest Sympathy" by Theodis Ealey, "Tend To Your Business (parts 1 & 2)" by Wildfire, "Pat's Rubber Band" by Alley Pat, "Puttin It On Your Mind" by Jimmy Ellis, "Nobody Loves Me Like My Baby" by Jimmy Gilford, "99/44 100 Pure Love" by Al Reed, and "Monkey In A Sack" by Lil Buck & The Top Cats. CD

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New Bob Downes Open MusicFive Trios ... CD
Bob Downes Music/Openian (Germany), 1970s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Amazing work from British reedman Bob Downes – a host of previously-unissued 70s recordings, all of them trio numbers with a wonderfully stripped-down feel! Downes is possibly best known for his larger group experiments of the Open Music years – but here, he comes across as much more of a cutting-edge jazzman – blowing a variety of reeds, including flute, tenor, alto, and soprano saxes (sometimes simultaneously!) – with only just bass and drums to back him up! Yet as with most of Bob's other recordings from the time, there's a wonderful sense of rhythm to these cuts – never too free, and always with an inherent groove that hangs somewhere between the modal and the harmelodic. The drummer on all cuts is Denis Smith, and bassists include Barry Guy, Jeff Clyne, and Marc Meggido – on tracks that include "Bamboo Blaze", "Spooks", "Living It Up In Rio", "Desert Waltz", "Circus", "Moonstruck", and "Ghosts In Space". CD

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New VariousLet's Boogaloo Vol 5 – Deep Funk, Soul, Latin, R&B, All Time Stompers & Future Classics ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 1960s/1970s/2010. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
The Let's Boogaloo series gets an extra-special pedigree this time around – the added talents of Gerald from Jazzman Records, which makes for an even funkier entry than ever! The cuts are a mix of rare Jazzman grooves and contemporary deep funk killers – all delivered with a sound that's right up there with the best of the late 60s/early 70s funky underground, with lots of heavy drums, hard-riffing guitars, blasting horns, and deeply soulful vocals! Titles include "Makini" by Sal Davis, "Now I've Got A Woman" by Freddy King, "I'm Shakin" by Little Willie John, "Spacin Out" by The Invaders, "Funky Fire" by Billy Larkin, "Angel Food" by The Port Angels, "Newborn" by Shade & The Jazz Destroyers, "Mr Magic" by John Heartsman, "He Spoke" by All Nations Quartet, "It's An Explosion" by Royale VII, "Funky Puggin" by Soul Fantastic, and "Dance Man" by Keisa Brown. CD features 17 tracks in all! CD
 
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New John GraasJazzmantics/Coup De Graas ... CD
Mercury/Decca/Lonehill (Spain), 1956/1957. Used .... Just Sold Out!
2 great sessions by one of the most unique talents in jazz – 50s French Horn player John Graas, an amazing soloist, songwriter, and arranger! The first 9 tracks on the set are from the album Jazzmantics – a 1957 Decca session that features Graas working with a nonet that features a shifting cast of members that includes Art Pepper, Conte Candoli, Shelly Manne, Bob Cooper, Jack Montrose, and Jack Sheldon. The album is one of the best examples of the 2nd wave of LA cool jazz from the time – and also one of the most obscure Decca sessions of the 50s. Titles include "Flip Tip", "ID", "Petite Poem", "Jazz Overture", "Jazz Chorale", "Free & Easy", and "Will Success Spoil Rock n Roll?" Next up is the Mercury session Coup De Graas – an equally great batch of west coast chamber jazz, and one that's far better than you'd guess from it's punning name. Art Pepper and Conte Candoli are again key parts of the group – making for a wonderfully sharp horn sound – and titles include "Van Nuys Indeed", "Land Of Broken Toys", "Swing Nicely", "Blues Street", and "Rogersesque". CD also features one more bonus track – "Cordova" – from the album French Horn In Jazz. CD
 
 
 



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