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New Bunk JohnsonLast Testament Of A Great Jazzman ... LP
Columbia, 1947. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(6 eye pressing with deep groove.)
 
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Eddie Atwood/Ken NordineHot Saki/Hot Sake ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $9.99
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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Burton IncLA Will Make You Pay $$$ ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
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

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New Tino ContrerasEl Jazz Mexicano De Tino Contreras ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $11.99
Mindblowing music from Mexican drummer Tino Contreras – a cat who works in a very unique blend of jazz and Latin styles! The tunes here go way way past the obvious – and do start out with a bit of New York and Cuban energy, yet quickly take off into wonderfully unusual territory that's all Tino's own – hints of exotica in the instrumentation, unusual inflections in the arrangements, and complicated drum parts that go way past just Latin dancefloor modes! The blend is amazing – unlike any other localized Latin styles of the 60s, and very much in the jazz mode promised in the title – yet also so heavenly and haunting, it also goes way past standard jazz too. With a collection like this, Contreras may finally get the credit due him as a unique musical visionary – an artist we might well rank up there with Mulatu, Salah Ragab, or a rare few other cross-cultural creators! Titles include "Ravi Shankar", "Orbita", "Santo", "La Malaguena", "Orfeo En Los Tambores", "Kyrie", "Visnu", "Jazz En El Cairo", and "Credo". CD
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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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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 GilsonJef Gilson Et Malagasy (4CD set) (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... $24.99
An amazing blend of jazz and global elements – and some of the most exciting material ever from French jazzman Jef Gilson! Gilson was a modernist right from the start – an artist whose piano work of the 60s was on a par with Martial Solal, and who was already beginning to branch out by the end of the decade into a range of unusual projects! The material here has Jef really coming into his own – exploring the sounds and styles of Madagascar with his Malagasy group – one of the most important cross-cultural acts on the European scene of the 70s – with a power and presence that's only being fully appreciated today. This beautiful set brings together four rare albums by Gilson and the group – originally issued on his own Palm Records label, and lovingly repackaged by Jazzman with full notes on the music in both French and English. The style is quite unique – sometimes electrified a bit on tracks that feature guitar and Gilson on Fender Rhodes – sometimes more acoustic and organic when the percussion takes over a bit – and always with these wonderful reed passages that reach out with lots of spiritual energy, and tones that rival the best of the post-Coltrane generation in the US. Different albums include Malagasy/Gilson, Madagascar Now, Malagasy At Newport-Paris, and Les Touches Noires – the last of which features a number of unissued or rare tracks by the group. Really wonderful stuff – and work we'd put up there with the best MPS Jazz Meets World recordings, or 70s treasures by Mulatu, or some of Lloyd Miller's best! CD

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Jef Gilson & OthersChansons De Jazz (10" LP pressing) ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
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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Messengers IncorporatedSoulful Proclamation ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
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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Tumi MogorosiProject Elo ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
Not a tribute to the Electric Light Orchestra, but a wonderfully spiritual set of jazz – one that takes key inspiration from the elohim entities of spiritual scriptures – as well as some of the best jazz mass projects from artists like Max Roach, Donald Byrd, or Mary Lou Williams! The group here features a quartet of South African singers – working with the core jazz combo in this really great way – never too overwhelming at all, but floating into the mix with this heavenly sort of presence, as you'd hear on Byrd's famous "with voices" sessions for Blue Note! The group's led by drummer Tumi Mogorosi – and features tenor, alto, trombone, and guitar – all used sparingly, but with these strong solo voices amidst the human ones. Titles include "Inner Emergence", "In The Beginning", "Thokozile Queen Mother", and "Slaves Emancipation". CD
Also available Project Elo ... LP 24.99

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Tumi MogorosiProject Elo ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $24.99
Not a tribute to the Electric Light Orchestra, but a wonderfully spiritual set of jazz – one that takes key inspiration from the elohim entities of spiritual scriptures – as well as some of the best jazz mass projects from artists like Max Roach, Donald Byrd, or Mary Lou Williams! The group here features a quartet of South African singers – working with the core jazz combo in this really great way – never too overwhelming at all, but floating into the mix with this heavenly sort of presence, as you'd hear on Byrd's famous "with voices" sessions for Blue Note! The group's led by drummer Tumi Mogorosi – and features tenor, alto, trombone, and guitar – all used sparingly, but with these strong solo voices amidst the human ones. Titles include "Inner Emergence", "In The Beginning", "Thokozile Queen Mother", and "Slaves Emancipation". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Project Elo ... CD 14.99

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Tommy RidgleyJam Up/Jam Up Twist ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
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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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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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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TopicsTopics – Wanted Live By A Million Girls ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99
Wanted live by a million girls – and by a fair bit of crate-diggers too – given the rarity of this 70s soul set! The album's an obscure gem from a group with a really warm sort of sound – a bit modern soul mixed with boogie, and produced at a surprisingly strong level for such an indie set – especially one with such an unassuming cover! The Topics hail from Cali, and they've got a warm sound that definitely echoes other Golden State soul of the period – bits of the Bay Area and LA styles of the time mixed together – which is quite fitting, given the territory the group covered back in the day. Some of the best cuts really open up with nice harmonies – and titles include "Rose", "Man", "Sing A Happy Song", "Choice Of A Million Girls", "Inflation", "I Can't Help It", and "What You Tryin To Do To Me". CD
Also available Topics – Wanted Live By A Million Girls ... LP 26.99

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TopicsTopics – Wanted Live By A Million Girls ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $26.99
Wanted live by a million girls – and by a fair bit of crate-diggers too – given the rarity of this 70s soul set! The album's an obscure gem from a group with a really warm sort of sound – a bit modern soul mixed with boogie, and produced at a surprisingly strong level for such an indie set – especially one with such an unassuming cover! The Topics hail from Cali, and they've got a warm sound that definitely echoes other Golden State soul of the period – bits of the Bay Area and LA styles of the time mixed together – which is quite fitting, given the territory the group covered back in the day. Some of the best cuts really open up with nice harmonies – and titles include "Rose", "Man", "Sing A Happy Song", "Choice Of A Million Girls", "Inflation", "I Can't Help It", and "What You Tryin To Do To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition of 1000 copies.)
Also available Topics – Wanted Live By A Million Girls ... CD 16.99

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Young JessieDon't Happen No More ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $24.99
Solid sounds from Young Jessie – a onetime member of the famous Flairs, but a hell of a singer on his own! Jessie's got a raw power here that lives up to the best of the 50s R&B scene in California – and the set features work that the singer recorded for Capitol, Modern, Mercury, and other labels – all material that hardly ever got the right sort of circulation at the time – but which sounds brilliant here in one tight package! Backings are often razor-sharp, with a mix of R&B and jazz influences – a nod to the artist's later fame as jazz singer Obie Jessie, who we've stocked on some great contemporary spiritual jazz sessions. These sides are all soul, though – an early version of the style, produced with a nicely gritty edge – on cuts that include "Teacher Gimme Back", "I Smell A Rat", "Lonesome Desert", "Oochie Coochie", "Hit Git & Split", "Borwn Eyes", "The Wrong Door", "Lula Belle", "Mary Lou", and "Make Me Feel A Little Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered, limited edition of 999 copies – nice heavy pressing!)

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VariousJukebox Jam 2 – Blues & Rhythm Revue ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
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. CD
Also available Jukebox Jam 2 – Blues & Rhythm Revue ... LP 26.99

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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!)
Also available Jukebox Jam 2 – Blues & Rhythm Revue ... CD 16.99

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New VariousSpiritual Jazz 5 – The World ... CD
Jazzman (UK), New Copy ... Early September, 2014
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New VariousSpiritual Jazz 5 – The World ... LP
Jazzman (UK), New Copy ... Early September, 2014
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Young JessieDon't Happen No More ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Solid sounds from Young Jessie – a onetime member of the famous Flairs, but a hell of a singer on his own! Jessie's got a raw power here that lives up to the best of the 50s R&B scene in California – and the set features work that the singer recorded for Capitol, Modern, Mercury, and other labels – all material that hardly ever got the right sort of circulation at the time – but which sounds brilliant here in one tight package! Backings are often razor-sharp, with a mix of R&B and jazz influences – a nod to the artist's later fame as jazz singer Obie Jessie, who we've stocked on some great contemporary spiritual jazz sessions. These sides are all soul, though – an early version of the style, produced with a nicely gritty edge – on cuts that include "Teacher Gimme Back", "I Smell A Rat", "Lonesome Desert", "Oochie Coochie", "Hit Git & Split", "Borwn Eyes", "The Wrong Door", "Lula Belle", "Mary Lou", and "Make Me Feel A Little Good". CD
Also available Don't Happen No More ... LP 24.99

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New Roy BrooksEthnic Expressions – Live At Small's Paradise NYC ... CD
Im-Hotep/Jazzman (UK), 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from drummer Roy Brooks – very spiritual work that's quite a change from his straighter soul jazz of the 60s! The album's right up there with Roy's better-known (though still rare) live performance at Town Hall – or his classic Free Slave session – and like those records, this one explodes with a raw power that's really amazing – heavy drums from Brooks, driving a collective of righteous musicians that really stretch out in the free space of the recording! The lineup shifts a bit from track to track, but there's a cohesive spirit to the record that comes from Brooks' bold spirit – a joyous, soulful, post-Coltrane sort of energy – let loose in the lead, to guide the talents of players who include John Stubblefield on tenor, Sonny Fortune on alto, Olu Dara and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpets, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone sax, Joe Bonner on piano, and Reggie Workman on bass. Eddie Jefferson makes an appearance on two tracks – singing much hipper than on any of his better-known recordings of the period – and titles include "The Last Prophet", "M'Jumbe", "Eboness", "The Smart Set", and "Eboness (Kwanza)". CD

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New Lloyd MillerLifetime In Oriental Jazz ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible anthology of some of the best ever material from 60s & 70s exotica jazz genius Lloyd Miller – a Lifetime In Oriental Jazz from the well travelled American jazzman – put together by unrivaled rare groove diggers at Jazzman! Lloyd Miller is a multi instrumentalist and an ethno-musicologist, but there's nothing dryly academic about his work – creating fantastic Eastern tinged jazz and privately pressing the recordings in the 60s & 70s and well beyond – working with stringed and percussion instruments from Asia and else where in combos that combined these sounds with hard grooving west coast jazz, melding the influences impeccably and with an audible passion. This compilation is as great of an overview of his work as we could hope for, including recordings made with Press Keys Quartet, Jef Gilson Septet, his own trio and more – largely recorded in his time in Paris and Utah. CD version has 14 tracks, including a couple of excellent later recordings from the mid 00s: "Gole-E Gandom (Wheat Flowers)", "Gozel Guzler (Amber Eyes)", "Bizz-Aire", "Indo-European Improvisations", "Hue Wail", "Chant Inca", "Khamaj", "Impressions Of Bhairavi Raga", "Shur Thing" and more. CD

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New Burton IncLA Will Make You Pay $$$ ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An obscure little set, but a great one too – a joint effort from Charles and Barbara Burton – served up with a really wonderful blend of upbeat club and modern soul modes! The album's got all the indie soul charm you'd expect from its title and cover – a simple, straightforward approach to the music that's often got lots of personal touches and genre-crossing moments – a great antidote to more mainstream soul of the time, but done with a fair bit of skill throughout! Instrumentation includes some great keyboards next to Barbara's vocals – and a few numbers feature chorus vocals that come across with an especially shimmering kind of sound. Titles include "LA Will Make You Pay", "Sincerely Yours", "Who You Gonna Get", "You Know I Love You", "Groovin At The Night Club", and "Nation Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered pressing of 1000 copies.)
Also available LA Will Make You Pay $$$ ... CD 9.99

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New Jack Costanzo/The PlayboysCat Walk (two versions) ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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New Sugarboy CrawfordWatch Her Whip Her/You Call Everybody Sweetheart ... 7-inch
Checker/Jazzman (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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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 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)... Out Of Stock
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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New Genteels/JestersTake It Off/Peter Gunn Twist ... 7-inch
Jazzman/Tee Tee (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... 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 Sign Of FourHammer, Anvil, & Stirrup (2 x 10" vinyl pressing) ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 2013. New Copy 2 x 10 " ... 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Totally great package – two 10" LPs, in a wraparound silkscreen sleeve!)

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New Untouchables/Richie MayoCrawlin (two versions) ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 Greg Foat GroupGirl & Robot With Flowers ... LP
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)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition vinyl – with a heavy tip-on cover!)

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New Natural Yogurt BandTuck In With The Natural Yogurt Band (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Jazzman/Now Again, 2011. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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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New TammysEgyptian Shumba (orig, alt) ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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Eric AlexanderBlues At Midnight ... CD
Venus (Japan), 2013. New Copy ... $32.99
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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Danny DorizJazz Pour La Danse ... LP
Homere (France), 1974. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Sweet vibes from this French jazzman who also did a fair bit of sound library work too! A few tracks feature a group with Fender Rhodes. LP, Vinyl record album

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Lars GullinNew Sounds From Sweden Vol 7 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
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. Cover has some light wear.)

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James MoodyWail Moody Wail ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $13.99
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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Gordon Parks/OC SmithShaft's Big Score ... LP
MGM, 1972. Very Good+ ... $14.99
After directing the first Shaft film, and letting Isaac Hayes have such a big hit with the music, Parks decided to handle the music for this sequel himself – and scored the whole thing with just as much skill as Hayes! The music is conducted by Dick Hazard, and produced by jazzman Tom McIntosh – but all the scoring is done by Parks, and he stays very true to the funky vibe set up by Hayes. OC Smith sings the vocal theme follow-up – called "Blowin Your Mind", which has a very similar groove to "Shaft" – plus two other surprisingly nice numbers, the funky "Move On In" and the mellow "Don't Misunderstand". Side two features the stunning "Symphony for Shafted Souls", a 13 minute instrumental suite that has lots of groovy chase themes laid out by fast wah wah guitar and horn riffing! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, lght stains around the edges, and some seam spiltting.)

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New Players AssociationTurn The Music Up! ... LP
Vanguard, 1978. Very Good ... $8.99
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. Titles include "Everybody Dance", "Ride The Groove", "The Closer I Get To You", and "I Wish". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, and a stain with peeling on the bottom 2 inches.)

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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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Johnny ScottStudy In Terror ... LP
Roulette, 1966. Near Mint- ... $8.99
British jazzman Johnny Scott leads a larger orchestra in a set of serious and dramatic pieces for this 60s film that paired Sherlock Holmes and Jack The Ripper (how many of these were made over the years?) The mood of the music is stark and dramatic – mostly going for the sort of string-heavy horror approach that you'd expect, but occasionally hitting some lighter modes. Titles include "Shires", "Annie Takes A Walk", "Sally & The Tramp", "Pub Music", "Key", and "Fire". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small DJ stamp on the back.)

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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
Also available Pour Pauwels ... LP 16.99

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New Guy SkornikPour Pauwels ... LP
EMI/Lion, 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)
Also available Pour Pauwels ... CD 12.99

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Bruno SpoerriGluckskugel ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1970s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
Funky electronic sound library genius from Bruno Spoerri – a Swiss 70s composer who cut some incredible work for obscure industrial sources! Bruno's music is heavy on analogue electronics – sometimes used sparely and spacily, but other times in a very rhythmic fashion that's strongly in keeping with the machines, products, and processes his tunes were used to promote! And apart from one great reissue 45 years back on Jazzman, most of Bruno's work has never been heard (at least consciously) by a larger audience – and this excellent LP marks the first time that most of these tunes have ever been made available to the public at large! As with other titles on the Finders Keepers label, there's a mania here that runs through the entire set – a "something's different" sort of feel that really makes the record an instant treasure – yet one with enough of a groove to also appeal to those who dug the funk on Bruno's Jazzman 45! Titles include "Lilith Singing In The Dark", "Soft Art Theme", "Lilith The Dance", "Les Electroniciens", "Oederlin", "Gluckskugel Title", "Drillin", "Lilith On The Way" and "Wer Gwunnt". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bruno Spoerri/MassonixHommage Au Fromage/Hollingsville ... LP
Disposable (UK), 1971/Mid 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
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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Jimmy WitherspoonSings The Blues ... LP
Black & Blue (France), 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Jazzman pressing. Cover has wide clear tape on the seams, some stains, and a large name in marker on front.)

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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 ... $14.99 15.99
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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VariousMirror To The Soul – Carribean Jump Up, Mambo & Calypso Beat 1954 to 1977 (2CDs/DVD) ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used 2CD & DVD ... $16.99
A tremendous overview of Carribean sounds from the 50s through the 70s – served up with exactly the kind of depth and care we've come to expect from the folks at Soul Jazz Records! The collection goes way past the obvious – and way past any obvious cliches as well – to really dig deep and draw some strong lines between the grooves of nations like Cuba, Colombia, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, and St Thomas – all of whom are represented by really rhythm-heavy and uncommon sounds! Most numbers are heavy on percussion, but also show a bit of jazz and soul influence as well – the continuing influence of American styles on the sounds of the area, but always taken in by the local talents, and made into something new entirely. There's a number of heavy groovers here that lie somewhere in the territory between Jazzman mambo reissues and Honest Jon's compilation cuts – and titles include "I'll Be Right There" by Techniques, "Pa Los Obreros" by Frank Ferrer, "Elegua" by Gina Martin, "Nassau Cha Cha" by Andre Toussaint, "Saturday Night Reggae" by Mark Holder, "My Conversation" by Slim Smith, "The Queen Sings Calpyso" by Lord Brynner, "Chango" by Celia Cruz, "Canela" by Peanuts Taylor, "Repentino" by Grupo De Experimentation, "Pa Coco Solo" by Fajardo, "Don't Blame It On Elvis" by Fabulous McClevertys, "Mambo Caliente" by Bebo Valdes, and "Vitalolgy" by Duke Of Iron. Also includes a great documentary on DVD – Mirror To The Soul, the story of the British Pathe record label in the West Indies! CD
(Please note that the DVD is PAL coded, includes the original slipcase and book.)

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New VariousMovements Vol 5 – Compiled By Tobias Kirmayer ... LP
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
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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VariousR&B Singles Collection Vol 3 – Outta Sight Red Hot Rhythm & Blues ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Smoking work from the early years of soul music – that time when the style was just coming into its own, through equal parts jazz, R&B, blues, and gospel! The cuts here are those which might be called R&B in another setting, but definitely work together to inform the roots of soul – all in the style that's carried on by the later 60s reissues on the Outta Sight label. Lots of the cuts have the feel of some of the best Jazzman/Jukebox Jam reissues in recent years – a very different take on R&B than previous generations of collectors have explored. Titles include "I Get The Feeling" by Eli Lee, "Let's Start A Romance" by Little Joe Hinton, "Hard Times" by Jacki Ross, "Cherringale" by Ed Townsend, "Twist 62" by Jerry McCain, "My Book" by Bruce Cloud, "The Girl That Radiates The Charm" by June Alexander, and "Dynamite" by Big Jay Bush & The Houserockers. CD

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Ben WattNorth Marine Drive ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 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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Phil Woods with Michel Legrand and his OrchestraImages ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Around October 22, 2014
A wonderful record – one in which Phil Woods blows alto solos over the arrangements of Michel Legrand – handled in the masterful style of Legrand's best jazzy soundtrack work, and in a way that lets Woods hit some of his best solos of the 70s! Legrand's always been great at this sort of album for any jazzman – and here, he unlocks a romantic tone in Woods' style that is a nice counterpart to some of the hippy-dippiness that he'd been showing in other sides from the 70s. The real highlight is the 14 minute title track – "Images" – a cool extended jazzy romp which has Woods' alto running through hard tight changes alongside Legrand's dynamic orchestra – but there's plenty of other nice numbers, including "The Summer Knows", "Windmills Of Your Mind", "Nicole" and "I Was Born In Love With You". CD

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New VariousMovements Vol 5 – Compiled By Tobias Kirmayer ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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
Also available Movements Vol 5 – Compiled By Tobias Kirmayer ... LP 16.99

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New Bobby ChristianVibe-Brations ... LP
Ovation, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very groovy set of short vibes-based instrumentals – played by Chicago jazzman Bobby Christian, a great player who did a fair bit of studio work in the city (including some for the Gus Giordano dance studio series), but who rarely ever got to record much on his own. The cuts are all short and pop/jazz sounding – with a self professed "tuned-in, turned-on" sound – and titles include "Boogaloo", "Mooganga", "To Whom May We Turn", and groovy covers of "Sunny" and "Games People Play". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mark from sticker removal.)

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New CountsIt's What's In The Groove (Love Sign/Funk Pump/bonus tracks) ... CD
Aware/Ace (UK), 1973/1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
What's in the groove is plenty of funk – served up in an overstuffed package that includes all the tracks from The Counts' 2 albums on Aware, plus a few more bonus numbers! The best work here is from the mighty Love Sign album – quite possibly the most righteous work ever from The Counts, a move away from the heavier funk of their Westbound years, and a shift into some great jazz-based material! The vibe here draws heavily on the electric keyboard scene of the early 70s – with echoes of Lonnie Liston Smith's spaciness that trip through some of the album's best longer numbers – mixed with the harder grooves that The Counts first cut on their legendary singles in Detroit! Next up is work from the Funk Pump album – a record that's similar to Love Sign, but a bit more reigned-in, both in style and length of the tunes. 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! CD features 20 tracks that include the previously unissued "Chicken Pox" and "Counts Say Goodbye" – plus "The Munchies", "Count's Blues", "Jazzman", "Tecalli", "Flies Over Watermelon", "At The Fair", "I'm The Music", "Short Cut", "Sacrifice", "Love Sign", "Just You Just Me", "Funk", "Funk Pump", "Since We Said Goodbye", and "Dedicated Man". CD

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New Gerardo FrisinaJoin The Dance ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2010. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Hardy BoysWheels ... LP
RCA, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A weird bit of pop with a Dunwich connection – put together in connection with the Hardy Boys cartoon on Saturday morning. Chicago jazzman Eddie Higgins handled some of the arrangements, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Woody HermanKing Cobra ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky Woody from the 70s – an excellent and overlooked album, one that has Woody leading a great group with a fair bit of electric players, in a funky big band style that sparkles with the best of the genre! The group's filled with younger unknown players – but from the sound of the record, you can tell that these kids had been listening to a lot of funk – and had a great ear for mixing electric rhythms with cutting solos on tenor, trumpet, and funky flute. Includes a great version of Chick Corea's "Spain", plus the tracks "Lake Taco", "King Cobra", "Toothless Grin", "Jazzman", and "Don't You Worry Bout A Thing". CD

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New Quincy JonesGula Matari ... CD
A&M, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". CD
(Out of print. RVG digipack version.)
Also available Gula Matari ... LP 7.99

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New Chris McGregorSouth African Exiles' Thunderbolt ... CD
Popular African Music (Germany), 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A joyous live set from South African jazzman Chris McGregor – a wonderful recording that we'd rank right up there with his best studio work! There's a clear vision here that makes the album one of McGregor's strongest African jazz-based outings – an aspect that's supported even more strongly by players that include frequent partners Johnny Dyani, Harry Beckett, and Dudu Pukwana. Tracks are all very long and filled with wonderfully snakey rhythms that let the solos explore freely while still holding nicely to the groove. A few tracks have vocals, and the performance also featured some dancers on stage – who you can clearly feel as part of the great rhythmic energy of the session! Titles include "Mra", "Chandeliers & Mirrors", "Bakwetha", "You & Me", "UDF", "Magwazakazo", and "Funk Them DP To Erico". CD
(Out of print.)

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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
(Cover has some marker on front.)

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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 ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... 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. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Legendary Wild Rockers 3 – A Collection Of Rare Rockabilly & Surf From The 50s & Early 60s – Compiled By Keb Darge & Little Edith ... CD 14.99

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New VariousSouthport Weekender Vol 1 – Joey Negro, Miguel Migs, & Gilles Peterson ... CD
Susu (UK), 2003. Used 3 CDs & DVD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
3CDs, and 3 completely different mixes of grooves – each handled by a different DJ appearing at the Southport Weekender! As might be guessed, legendary jazzman Gilles Peterson is our favorite here – and he proves that he's still got an ear for the classic by spinning up a 13 track mix of jazz, Latin, and funk gems – with titles that include "Song Of Hope" by William Parker, "A Child Runs Free" by Fred Johnson, "Gibraltar" by Freddie Hubbard, "Brazilian Skies" by Bill Summers, "Sound Table" by Cameo, "Nightingale" by Dee Felice Trio, "Sweet Power Your Embrace" by James Mason, and "Mother Of The Future" by Norman Connors. Miguel Migs follows up with 14 tracks of soulful house – including "My Own Way Home" by Amy Helm, "Safe"by Kaskade, "Mon Amor (Pufo's deep vibes mix)" by DJ Pufo, "Nights Like These (Beards 3 Blades dub)" by Fish Go Deep, "Trippin On Love" by Aaron Ross Rain People with Marcus Begg, and "Moving On (Migs dub)" by Miguel Migs. Last up is Joey Negro – who cuts things up mightily on a mix of old and new dancefloro tunes that include "Just Do It (Joey Negro mix)" by Sunburst Band, "It Looks Like Love (Sept 83 mix)" by Goody Goody, "Brother On The Run (Mousse's club)" by Mousse T, "Get Your Own (Joey Negro club)" by Doug Willis, "That's How Much I Love You (Big Moses club)" by Ambrosia, "Worlds" by Passion Dance Orchestra, and "All About The Paper (Joey Negro re-edit)" by The Dells. Lots of music, and a great price! CD
(Out of print, outer slipcover has some edgewear.)

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New CountsFunk Pump ... LP
Aware, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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New Bill FayBill Fay (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Deram/4 Men With Beards, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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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)... 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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