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New Joe HarriottJoe Harriott Swings High ... CD
Cadillac (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $14.99
A fantastic lost slice of work by one of the greatest modern jazz forces on the British jazz scene of the 60s – Jamaican-born saxophonist Joe Harriott, known for his groundbreaking avant jazz sessions and his experiments with Indian classical music! The sound here is quite different than those two better-known aspects of Harriott's career – and represents a return to the hardbop style he was using in the late 50s, when first making waves on the London scene. However, that's not a bad thing at all – as the album's overflowing with modern jazz undercurrents, and almost has a fresh post-Mingus approach to the horn parts and rhythm progressions. The quintet includes trumpeter Stu Hamer, drummer Phil Seaman, bassist Coleridge Goode, and pianist Pat Smythe – all well-suited players for Harriott in such a mode, and working here in a style that recalls the first great moments of British jazz from the late 50s. Titles include "Strollin South", "Just Goofin", "Time For Love", "The Rake", "Blues In C", and "Tuesday Morning Swing". CD
 
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New Cannonball AdderleyMusic, You All ... LP
Capitol, Early 70s/1976. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Excellent live set from the early 70's, featuring George Duke, Airto, Ernie Watts, and brother Nat. David Axelrod produced, and the LP's got that nice hard funky sound that he did so well during his stint with Cannonball. Includes the 12 minute groover "The Brakes", plus "Oh Babe", "Music, You All", and "Capricorn". Lots of funky drums and bass, and with a lot of space in the arrangements to let things break down! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a cutout hole.)

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Fred AndersonOn The Run – Live At The Velvet Lounge ... CD
Delmark, 2000. Used ... $9.99
Fred's not on the run, he's right at home – working at his own Velvet Lounge in Chicago, and blowing with the relaxed, open vibe that has made his performances at the club the stuff of legend! There's a great linkage here of styles from a few Chicago generations – the proud-toned tenors of the postwar years, and the freer modes of the AACM – played in trio formation by Anderson on tenor, with Tatsu Aoki on bass and Hamid Drake on drums. Most tracks are quite extended, and Anderson's got a great way of skirting the edges of freedom – keeping a soulful focus on his horn on the best moments, with echoes of Johnny Griffin and John Gilmore in his sound. Titles include "Ladies In Love", "On The Run", "Smooth Velvet", "Tatsu's Groove", and "Hamid's On Fire". CD

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Fred Anderson & Hamid DrakeFrom The River To The Ocean ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2007. Used ... $8.99
A fresh album from one of the stronger partnerships in avant garde jazz – sax titan Fred Anderson and drummer/percussionist Hamid Drake – joined by some of the finest Chicago based players for set of slowbuilding, generously spacious material that might be even better their previous album for Thrill Jockey! Anderson's sax and Drake's drumming are as intuitive to each other as ever, and some bits of the record have a dual bass sound that really pulls us in! Josh Abrams and Harrison Bankhead bring the bass, with a great cello part by Bankhead on one track, and Jeff Parker plays some nice guitar. A masterful record with more of an ensemble approach than its predecessor! 5 long (or longish), languorously gripping tracks: "Planet E", "Strut Time", "For Brother Thompson", "From The River To The Ocean" and "Sakti/Shiva". CD

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John Barry/Shirley BasseyMoonraker ... LP
United Artists, 1979. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Bond goes into space, but Barry stays on the ground – in one of the lesser-remembered James Bond soundtracks of the 70s! The film followed on the Star Wars boom, and had lots of space effects, but Barry keeps things mostly orchestral here – not going for the electronics or sound effects you might think. Shirley Bassey sings 2 versions of the "Moonraker" theme – one straight and one disco – and titles include "Bond Smells A Rat", "Bond Lured To Pyramid", "Bond Arrives In Rio", "Flight Into Space", and "Space Lazer Battle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Count BasieBasie Jam ... LP
Pablo, 1975. Very Good+ ... $1.99
An all-star jam session from Montreux in 1973 – recorded in true Verve style by the great Norman Granz, Count Basie at the head of a group that includes Louie Bellson, Ray Brown, JJ Johnson, Harry Edison, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, and Zoot Sims! Tracks are nice lengthy rakes of Basie classics, with plenty of solo space – a bit tighter than a more traditional jam session, probably because the players get along so well together! 5 numbers in all, including "Doubling The Blues", "Hanging Out", "Red Bank Blues", "One-Nighter" and "Freeport Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker on the front, staining, peeling & splitting due to moisture along the bottom 3 inches and clear tape over the bottom seams.)

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Joe BeckNature Boy ... LP
Verve/Forecast, Late 60s. Very Good ... $13.99
A cool little album from Joe Beck – very different than most of his other work! Although Beck's best known for his guitar work on funky 70s jazz records, this early album has him working in a mixture of rock, jazz, and folk styles – all cast in the hipster mode of Verve's Forecast imprint. There's a few funk tunes on here, but the best numbers are stretched out trippy ones that bring together jazz and folk, in a floating "folk funk experience" sound that we totally love, perfect for the generation of Tim Hardin and Nick Drake. Beck sings on some cuts, and others are instrumental. Titles include "Ain't No Use Talkin", "Goodbye LA", "Please Believe Me", "Let Me Go", "Come Back: Visions Without You", and "Spoon's Caress". LP, Vinyl record album
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James Bond (Jimmy Bond)James Bond Songbook ... LP
Mira, 1965. Very Good+ ... $36.99
Way more than just a James Bond cash-in record – and instead an ultra-hip jazz session from the west coast scene of the 60s! The James Bond at the helm of the record is actually Jimmy Bond – the great bassist who worked on some key sessions of the late 50s and early 60s as a sideman, and who turns out to be a surprisingly great leader on this rare mid 60s date! The record is more jazz than anything else – played with a crime/spy bent, to be sure – but also flowing with really great solos and a fair bit of a bossa influence in the rhythms! The group here is more than hip enough to make the record work – with Harold Land on tenor sax, Bobby Bryant on trumpet, and Buddy Colette on flute and tenor – all working in a sextet led by Bond, with plenty of round, warm, almost modal lines on his bass – punctuated nicely by piano from Joe Parnello and drums by Joh Guarin. Arrangements are by Dick Groove – who keeps things very groovy – and many of the tracks here are actually original numbers written by Bond and Warren Baker, titled after Ian Fleming books that had not yet been made into movies at the time of this album! Titles include "Casino Royale", "Moonraker", "For Your Eyes Only", "007 Theme From Dr No", "Man With The Golden Gun", "Diamonds Are Forever", and "Live & Let Die". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – nice and clean!)

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David Budbill, William Parker & Hamid DrakeSongs For A Suffering World ... CD
Boxholder, 2003. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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CressidaVertigo Years Anthology – 1969 to 1971 (Cressida/Asylum/bonus tracks) ... CD
Vertigo/Esoteric (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
A great 2CD package – featuring both Vertigo Records albums from Cressida – back to back in a single set, with bonus tracks too! While decidedly more rock-oriented than some of their progressive contemporaries in the UK jazz rock scene, Cressida still had a great approach to rock that used a lot of jazz-based chords and rhythms, in the manner that was being explored by other bands at the time – like Colosseum or Nucleus. On the self-titled Cressida album, the general instrumental mix features hard drums, organ, and guitars – plus vocals that are very much in a Moody Blues tradition, but which seem to have more of an early King Crimson approach to lyrics, touched by some of the Nick Drake chord progressions on guitar. A hard one to pin down, but surprisingly enjoyable today – and the kind of record that lives way way past its noodly progressive roots! Titles include "Lights IN My Mind", "The Only Earthman In Town", "To Play Your Little Game", "Time For Bed", and "Down Down". Asylum has an even fuller, more ambitious feel than the first album – and the lineup is expanded slightly to make some great room for the legendary Harold McNair on flute! Tracks are bold and focused – with great lead vocals from Angus Cullen, who sometimes sings in a jazzy mode – but other times comes off with a raspy, heartfelt quality – and there's almost a Moody Blues-esque sense of mysticism going on with some of the best tracks. Titles include "Munich", "Asylum", "Goodbye Post Office Tower Goodbye", "Let Them Come When They Will", "Summer Weekend Of A Lifetime", and "Survivor". 2CD set also featuers unreleased demos for "Lights In My Mind" and "Mental State", the unreleased "Situation", and BBC Session versions of "Depression" and "Winter Is Coming Again". CD

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Dandeliers & OthersDandeliers & Other Great Groups On States – Chop Chop Boom ... CD
States/Delmark, Mid 50s. Used ... $7.99
Seminal vocal group work from the Chicago scene of the 50s – and a wonderful collection of some of the lesser-known acts working in the Windy City at the time! All the cuts here were recorded for the United and States labels – and at the time, got a lot less circulation than work on labels like Chess, Vee Jay, and even Parrot – even though the material here easily rivals some of the best doo wop sides for those imprints. The Dandeliers head off the set, and are featured on a third of the tracks – and they're an amazing group who easily rival The Moonglows or Flamingos at their early best – with a similar sort of heavenly harmony approach. Other groups here are great too – some nicely rough around the edges – and titles include "My Love", "She's Mine", "Shu Wop", "Loving Partner", "Chop Chop Boom", and "Little Man" by The Dandeliers; "In Your Dreams" and "Go Where My Baby Lives" by The Strollers; "Lonesome Baby", "Ridin & Rockin", and "Big City Bound" by The Hornets; "Sugar Lips" and "Gloria" by The Five Chances; "Mellow Daddy" by The Drakes; and "Girl Of Mine" and "I Knew I Had A Chance" by The Palms. CD features a good number of unreleased tracks, too! CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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DKV TrioSch8lhof ... LP
Trost (Austria), 2013. New Copy ... $22.99
The DKV in all its fierce, raw power – a blistering onslaught of sounds from Ken Vandermark on clarinet and tenor, Mats Gustafsson on tenor and baritone sax, Kent Kessler on bass, Massimo Pupillo on electric bass, and both Hamid Drake and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums! Although all players are capable of more sensitive sounds, the DKV is where they really like to let loose – especially Vandermark and Gustafsson, who prove again that they're still some of the most dynamic players of their generation – or, honestly, of any generation of avant jazz as well! Titles include "All In" and "All Out" – the latter of which spills over both sides of the record. LP, Vinyl record album

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Sophia Domancich/William Parker/Hamid DrakeWashed Away ... CD
Marge (France), 2008. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Extremely beautiful work from this trans-Atlantic trio – a group that mixes the lyrical piano talents of Sophia Domancich with the rock-solid rhythms of Hamid Drake and William Parker! Sophia's touch on the keys is really beautiful – improvised at points, but with a lot of warmth – and her tone really seems to set Drake and Parker's talents in a whole new light – a sound that's quite a revelation, and which makes this CD a lot more than we were expecting! The performance features three long numbers, handled beautifully by the trio – often starting with Sophia's ruminations on the piano, soon filled in with bass from Parker and percussion from Drake. Titles include the wonderful "Washed Away" – plus "Lonely Woman" and "The Seagulls Of Kristiansund". CD

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Hamid Drake & BinduBindu ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2005. Used ... $9.99
Really righteous work from the Chicago scene – a very hip album that features some especially nice guest work on flute from Nicole Mitchell! The group is headed up by percussionist Hamid Drake, who really sounds great here – almost more relaxed and organic in his handling of drums and tablas than on other records – really settling into a sound that recalls the glory days of the earlier AACM scene. Other players are well-matched for this vibe – and include Ernest Dawkins on tenor and alto, Daniel Carter on saxes and clarinet, Sabir Mateen on saxes and bass clarinet, and Greg Ward on alto and clarinet – all players whose reeds work together beautifully, with tight formations at some points, and much freer solo sounds at others. Titles include "Bindu #2 For Baba Fred Anderson", "Remembering Rituals", "Born Upon A Lotus", "Bindu #1 For Ed Blackwell", and "Do Khyentse's Journey 139 Years & More". CD

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Nick DrakeBryter Layter ... CD
Island, 1970. New Copy ... $8.99 11.98
The second album from the legendary Nick Drake – one of those records we could never ever live without – and a true piece of genius that's been turning on generations of listeners since Nick first recorded it back at the start of the 70s! The format is folksy, but the execution is something else entirely – filled with jazzy phrasing, hypnotic lyrics, and arrangements that really go far beyond any cliches or contemporary work you might expect. The great Joe Boyd produced – and really helps give a strong focus to Nick's vocals and guitar – and the cool mix of added instrumentation – which includes organ and celeste from John Cale, flute and alto from Ray Warleigh, piano from Chris McGregor, and guitar from Richard Thompson. Drake's work is impossible to describe adequately, but if you've ever heard him, you probably stopped dead in your tracks the minute you first caught his voice. We still do the same – and it's a pleasure to have this one in stock! Titles include "Fly", "At The Chime Of A City Clock", "Hazy Jane", "Poor Boy", and "One Of These Things First". CD
(24 bit digitally remastered edition, with lyrics and rare photos.)
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Bryter Layter (deluxe box set – with lots of goodies) ... LP 54.99
Bryter Layter (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP 22.99

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Nick DrakeBryter Layter (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Island, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
The second album from the legendary Nick Drake – one of those records we could never ever live without – and a true piece of genius that's been turning on generations of listeners since Nick first recorded it back at the start of the 70s! The format is folksy, but the execution is something else entirely – filled with jazzy phrasing, hypnotic lyrics, and arrangements that really go far beyond any cliches or contemporary work you might expect. The great Joe Boyd produced – and really helps give a strong focus to Nick's vocals and guitar – and the cool mix of added instrumentation – which includes organ and celeste from John Cale, flute and alto from Ray Warleigh, piano from Chris McGregor, and guitar from Richard Thompson. Drake's work is impossible to describe adequately, but if you've ever heard him, you probably stopped dead in your tracks the minute you first caught his voice. We still do the same – and it's a pleasure to have this one in stock! Titles include "Fly", "At The Chime Of A City Clock", "Hazy Jane", "Poor Boy", and "One Of These Things First". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – 180 gram vinyl, with textured cover like the original, and a bonus download in multiple formats!)
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Bryter Layter ... CD 8.99
Bryter Layter (deluxe box set – with lots of goodies) ... LP 54.99

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Nick DrakeBryter Layter (deluxe box set – with lots of goodies) ... LP
Island, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $54.99
The second album from the legendary Nick Drake – one of those records we could never ever live without – and a true piece of genius that's been turning on generations of listeners since Nick first recorded it back at the start of the 70s! The format is folksy, but the execution is something else entirely – filled with jazzy phrasing, hypnotic lyrics, and arrangements that really go far beyond any cliches or contemporary work you might expect. The great Joe Boyd produced – and really helps give a strong focus to Nick's vocals and guitar – and the cool mix of added instrumentation – which includes organ and celeste from John Cale, flute and alto from Ray Warleigh, piano from Chris McGregor, and guitar from Richard Thompson. Drake's work is impossible to describe adequately, but if you've ever heard him, you probably stopped dead in your tracks the minute you first caught his voice. We still do the same – and it's a pleasure to have this one in stock! Titles include "Fly", "At The Chime Of A City Clock", "Hazy Jane", "Poor Boy", and "One Of These Things First". LP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing box set – features a replica of original textured sleeve record, a replica shop poster, live mini poster, reprint of handwritten set list, and download too!)
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Bryter Layter ... CD 8.99
Bryter Layter (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP 22.99

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Nick DrakeFive Leaves Left (deluxe box set – with poster, download, and more) ... LP
Island, 1969. New Copy ... $42.99 59.98
Godlike work from the legendary Nick Drake – and exactly the kind of record that's made him a continuing legend over the years! The style is completely its own – not really folk or rock, but not really jazz either – yet served up with plenty of jazzy phrasing that's helped keep Drake's music fresher than most as the decades move on – and which makes each song here a really rich discovery – even if, like us, you've heard the album hundreds of times in the past! The production is wonderful – with slight underscorings of strings that help unlock dark corners of the songs – and tracks include the classic "River Man" – easily one of Nick's best songs ever – plus "Fruit Tree", "Day Is Done", "Three Hours", "Saturday Sun", and "Time Has Told Me". A record we'd never part with – ever! Incredible box set – limited edition – with an authentic reproduction of the original 1969 pressing of the record on audiophile vinyl, plus Nick's handwritten lyrics to two songs, a replica shop poster, and bonus voucher for downloads in different formats! LP, Vinyl record album

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Nick DrakeTuck Box (Five Leaves Left/Bryter Later/Pink Moon/Made To Love Magic/Family Tree) (5CD set) ... CD
Island, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 5 CDs ... $69.99 99.99
A totally wonderful package – one that may well have you replacing all your previous copies of Nick Drake albums! The box features the complete recordings of Nick Drake – and each record is presented in very cool little LP sleeves – in "mint pack" versions – plus reproductions of five different promo shop posters for the records too – all wrapped up in a "tuck box" that replicates Nick Drake's own from his time in college! The set features the core three albums from Nick's too-short run – Five Leaves Left, Bryter Later, and Pink Moon – plus the posthumous collections of rare gems Made To Love Magic and Family Tree – the former with material designed for a fourth album plus rare gems, the latter with pre-Island material from Drake! 72 tracks in all – and a really beautiful package. CD

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Stan GetzMarrakesh Express ... LP
MGM, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Not one of Stan's greatest albums, but one that's got some pretty wonderful moments! The album features larger arrangements by Richard Hewson, set to production by George Martin – done in an easy jazzy style, with Stan out front on lead solo, blowing in a mellow way, as he did on albums of the sort done for Verve in the late 60s. A few of the tracks are a bit sleepy, but there's some well-chosen pop tunes that provide a whole new vehicle for Getz's always-great tone. Titles include "Without Her", "Cecilia", "Marrakesh Express", "The April Fools", and "Raindrops Keep Fallin On My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo sticker on the back.)

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Catherine HoweWhat A Beautiful Place ... CD
Reflection/Numero, 1971. New Copy ... $11.99 15.98
A beautiful early 70s debut LP from a then 20-year-old, Halifax reared Catherine Howe – produced and arranged by US jazz pianist Bobby Scott in a mode that manages to feel lush and opulent while never belying Catherine's warmth, intimacy and maturity – and quite possibly the best unearthed singer-songwriter folk gem we've heard in years! The sound is warmly baroque, and Catherine's lovely vocals and evocative songwriting style is sheerly natural – recorded in a fairly stripped down setting and fleshed out with strings by the London Symphony Orchestra. The mix of intimacy and grandeur makes the record a bit of stylistic cousin to Nick Drake's Bryter Layter – we take our Drake seriously and we don't throw that comparison out lightly! Released by a doomed Reflection Records, which closed up shop the same year, it was pretty much automatically relegated to obscurity. Now, thankfully is a fertile time for the rediscovery post 60s folkish gems – and this one is at the very top of the line. Would you expect anything less from the Numero Group? Titles include "Up North", "On A Misty Morning", "Nothing More Than Strangers", "My Child", "The Innocence Of A Child", "It Comes With The Breezes" and more – plus the bonus demo "In The Hot Summer" – which led to the next phase of Catherine's career at RCA. CD
Also available What A Beautiful Place ... LP 15.99

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Catherine HoweWhat A Beautiful Place ... LP
Reflection/Numero, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 18.98
A beautiful early 70s debut LP from a then 20-year-old, Halifax reared Catherine Howe – produced and arranged by US jazz pianist Bobby Scott in a mode that manages to feel lush and opulent while never belying Catherine's warmth, intimacy and maturity – and quite possibly the best unearthed singer-songwriter folk gem we've heard in years! The sound is warmly baroque, and Catherine's lovely vocals and evocative songwriting style is sheerly natural – recorded in a fairly stripped down setting and fleshed out with strings by the London Symphony Orchestra. The mix of intimacy and grandeur makes the record a bit of stylistic cousin to Nick Drake's Bryter Layter – we take our Drake seriously and we don't throw that comparison out lightly! Released by a doomed Reflection Records, which closed up shop the same year, it was pretty much automatically relegated to obscurity. Now, thankfully is a fertile time for the rediscovery post 60s folkish gems – and this one is at the very top of the line. Would you expect anything less from the Numero Group? Titles include "Up North", "On A Misty Morning", "Nothing More Than Strangers", "My Child", "The Innocence Of A Child", "It Comes With The Breezes" and more – plus the bonus demo "In The Hot Summer" – which led to the next phase of Catherine's career at RCA. LP, Vinyl record album
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New Indigo Trio (Nicole Mitchell)Anaya ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2009. Used ... $11.99
Some of the coolest work we've ever heard from Chicago flautist Nicole Mitchell – a really wonderful record that shows the full spectrum of her talents! The set's recorded with a trio that includes Hamid Drake on percussion and Harrison Bankhead on bass and cello – both players who can swing things inside one minute, then go freely outside the next! This approach is really important to the album's vibe – as some of the best tracks actually have a tight rhythmic pulse you might not find on other sessions from Mitchell – almost a bit funky at points, with a righteous groove – alongside other tracks that have a more open-ended, improvisatory feel. Bankhead's bass is especially nice – round and soulful throughout – and Mitchell plays flute, alto flute, and piccolo on the record. Titles include "Sho Ya Right", "Beloved's Reflection", "Affirmation Of The One", "Anaya With The Moon", "Wheatgrass", and "Song For Ma'at". CD

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IrakereEl Coco ... LP
Milestone, 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of those cookers from the great years when Milestone was crossing boundaries to bring the best in Latin jazz to US shores – featuring a tightly-crafted Irakere session recorded in Tokyo, easily some of their strongest studio work from the time! Chucho Valdes plays as much electric keys as he does acoustic piano on the set, and tracks are nicely long and stretched out – allowing other players a good chance to jam in descarga-like mode. There's a slight bit of warmer 80s production here, but the group even had that tendency on 70s Cuban recordings, so it's not that out of place. Titles include "El Coco", "Las Hijas De Anaco", "Zanaith", "Ese Atrevimiento", and "Molinaria". LP, Vinyl record album
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IrakereQuince Minutos ... CD
Egrem (Cuba), 1986. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
An unusual 80s session from Irakere – one that seems to have them taking on the new decade's funky modes to replace some of the styles they used in the 70s! There's still lots of Latin jazz at the core of the set, but a few tunes show some more modern elements too – a bit of drum machine on one attempt at a hit, and some electric bass as well – but still woven strongly into arrangements by Chucho Valdes and Jose Luis Cortes that hold onto plenty of tradition. Titles include "Ruta 42", "Quince Minutos", "Linda Tierra", "Santiaguera", and "Hay Mucho Que Contar". CD

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Fon KlementFon Klement (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BASF/Wah Wah (Spain), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
A Dutch dude, but one with a really universal appeal – and a quality that links his music to the hippest sounds of the UK scene on labels like Island or Harvest! Fon Klement is a singer-songwriter, but with none of the cheesier qualities that were coming into the American scene of self-indulgence of the early 70s – and instead has this great way of really holding back, and letting his English vocals slide in and out of well-crafted arrangements that beautifully blend bits of strings with folksier rock elements – all in a blend that's maybe not as hip as Nick Drake, but which definitely has a similar space in the universe. Titles include "It's You", "Wonder Why", "New Love", "Why", "Early Morning", "Song For A Blue Lady", and "Margaret". LP, Vinyl record album
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Fon KlementI Feel Lonely In My Town (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BASF/Wah Wah (Spain), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
It's hard to imagine Fon Klement ever being lonely in his town – because with a record like this, he must have had hordes of folks searching him out! The has the perfect blend of acoustic elements, larger strings, and jazzy inflections that you'd find on records like Nick Drake's Bryter Later, or maybe Joe & Bing's Daybreak – all wrapped together beautifully by arranger Jack Say – a cat we've never heard of before, but who really wins us with his talents on this sublime little record! The lyrics are all in English, and Fon has a way of singing that often makes it feel like he's harmonizing with himself – at a level that really brings a lot to tunes that include "Don't Believe A Word", "I Won't Be Sorry", "She Said Hi", "Stormy Afternoon", "My Town", and "The Brownies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pressing of 500 copies.)

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Mandrake MemorialPuzzle ... LP
Poppy, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
Way more than just the standard psych album of the time – and instead a richly-orchestrated album with sounds as complicated as the MC Escher cover image! Ron Frangipane and Brooks Arthur both helped out in the studio – and the set's got a clarity of vision that's way different than just another fuzzy-headed concept album – a heady brew of the group's core sounds augmented in really spaced-out, stretched-out ways – almost similar to the work that David Axlerod did with the Electric Prunes, but a bit trippier too. Titles include "Tadpole", "Earthfriend", "Volcano", "Whisper Play", and "Puzzle". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Thelonious MonkIt's Monk Time (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
One of our favorite Thelonious Monk albums ever – a bare bones, no nonsense session that's filled with great work from tenorist Charlie Rouse! The record's filled with everything that's great about the Monk/Rouse team in these years – an incredible interplay between sax and piano, served up over the sorts of angular tunes that Monk had been putting forth for years, but somehow at a level that's even more perfect, more "Monkish" than before! Other members of the group are Butch Warren on bass and Ben Riley on drums – and titles include "Lulu's Back In Town", "Memories Of You", "Brake's Sake", "Stuffy Turkey", and "Shuffle Boil". LP, Vinyl record album

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David MurrayDavid Murray Black Saint Quartet – Live In Berlin (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Jazzwerkstatt (Germany), 2007. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 29.99
Beautiful work from David Murray – a set that's perhaps a bit less polished than some of his other recent albums, but one that more than makes up for that with a richly soulful sound! The group has a loose, freewheeling feel at points – and Murray seems to ride their spirit strongly with some great tones on his tenor – those instantly-compelling sounds that first made his work grab us so many decades back, but which don't always show up in recent years. Murray plays bass clarinet too, but it's his tenor work that we really love here – and the quartet features Lafayette Gilchrist on piano, Jaribu Shahid on bass, and Hamid Drake on drums. Most tracks are quite long, and filled with beautifully-spun solos – creative, rhythmic, and filled with life! Titles include "Dirty Laundry", "Banished", "Sacred Ground", and "Murray's Steps". LP, Vinyl record album

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Orchestra SuperstringKalopia (with download) ... LP
Dionysus, 2012. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
A collection of cool sounds from the Orchestra Superstring – a contemporary lounge music project from a host of long-term LA hipsters – including the great DJ Bonebrake on vibes! Most of these musicians have a pedigree in other styles, especially rock – but they do a very good job of emulating the coolest, most complex styles of early 60s exotica – often with some slight jazzy touches that really keep things interesting, and push the groove way past any simple sort of retro gimmick approach! Other instrumentation includes a fair bit of percussion, plus accordion, keyboards, and even some "guitorgan" too – and titles are pulled from two previous CDs by the group, and include "Silberstrasse", "Evidence", "No Sho", "Waterbed", "Mambalita", "Kalopia", and "Ambrosia". LP, Vinyl record album
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William Parker Double QuartetAlphaville Suite – Music Inspired By The Jean Luc Godard Film ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2007. New Copy ... $15.99
A really unusual project from bassist William Parker – a great tribute to the legendary Godard film Alphaville, done with music that's a surprisingly great fit! There's almost a jazz soundtrack feel to the record at points – a bit straighter than usual for Parker, but still with plenty of edge – although other tracks sometimes get a bit more outside and improvisational, making for a really nice balance in the record. The core group features Parker on bass, Rob Brown on alto, Lewis Barnes on trumpet, and Hamid Drake on drums – which is then augmented by two cellos, violin, and viola – shading in the sound nicely. Parker really does a great job of capturing the quick shifts, bold moments, and striking qualities that make Godard's film so great – and titles include "Alphaville Main Theme", "Interrogation", "Alph 60", "Doctor Badguy", "Oceanville Evening", and "Civilization Of Light" – plus two versions of the great track "Natasha's Theme", a spiritual soulful number with vocals by Leena Conquest! CD

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Pearls Before SwineUse Of Ashes ... LP
Reprise, 1970. Very Good ... $19.99
An incredibly beautiful album from Pearls Before Swine – one that uses light orchestrations to create a baroquely folksy sort of feel – easily elevating the album past previous efforts, into classic territory we'd rank with the best from Nick Drake or Leonard Cohen! The whole album's great – with fragile and haunting songs from Tom Rapp, all supported by sparsely arranged instrumentation that includes harpsichord, flute, oboe, cello, and dobro. Genius throughout – and a clear inspiration for music still being made 30 years later – with classic tracks that include "The Jeweler", "Rocket Man", "Song About A Rose", "The Old Man", "When The War Began", and "From The Movie Of The Same Name". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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Chuck & Mary PerrinLife Is A Stream (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $4.99
Sublimely orchestrated pop from the duo of Chuck & Mary Perrin – a rich blend of strings and folk guitar, done in a way that carries echoes of contemporary work from Nick Drake or Leonard Cohen. The style's a bit sweeter here than either Cohen or Drake – given the harmonizing that Chuck and Mary do on the vocals – but there's a depth here that takes the record way past a simple folksy sound, and which fleshes out the tunes with a brilliance that we can't describe accurately with words! The record's got a subtle genius that grows on us with each new listen – and the original album is augmented here by a bonus of 11 extra tracks, including rare demos! Titles include "Life Is A Stream", "Eversince", "Horizons", "Pickin Up The Pieces", "Little Lady", "Mildred Metz", "As Long As I'm With You", "Corrine", and "On You Alone". CD

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New Science GroupMere Coincidence ... CD
ReR, 1999. Used ... $8.99
The Science Group is Chris Cutler, Bob Drake, Amy Denio, Fred Frith, Claudio Puntin and Stevan Tickmayer. CD
(Booklet has a sticker.)

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Richard ThompsonStrict Tempo ... LP
Carthage, 1981. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Richard Thompson's strictly instrumentals set from 1981 – not just folk guitar – Thompson plays acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin and and more, only accompanied on the percussion – and the stylistic breadth is as wide as his musicianship is strong! Thompson utilizes modern recording innovations to to faithfully present a variety timeless folk instrumentalism here – remarkably strong material that covers many folk styles. Thompson's such a great songwriter, you'd think we'd miss his voice to much, but he's such a devoted musician, it's actually a great joy to simply listen to him play. Includes "New-Fangled Reel-Kerry Reel", "Vaillance Polka Militia-Belfast Polka", "Do It For My Sake", "Rockin' In Rhythm", "The Random Jig-The Grinder", "Andalus-Radio Marakesh", "The Knife-Edge" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Tunguska SoundNew Direct Cutting Servo Tracer/Sicherheits-Raketen Hit S**t ... 7-inch
Sci-Fi-Low-Fi (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $4.99
"New Direct Cutting" has some mighty sharp beats – a weird blend of hip hop production and late 60s space-age electronica – almost as if Perry & Kingsley hung out with DJ premier! "Sicherheits-Raketen" has a sound that's almost steel drum funk, but much more messed up – and peppered with some sweet German keyboards too! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Peter WalkerHas Anybody Seen Our Freedoms? ... CD
Delmore, 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
Sublime solo work from Peter Walker – a hell of a guitarist with a very edgy sound, and a vocalist with this dark tone that almost takes us back to some of the moodier moments from the early Velvet Underground! The combination is amazing – very deft, complicated lines on a Gibson Hummingbird steel string guitar – mixed with these moodily poetic lyrics sung starkly in a voice that's completely unique – often bursting out with the same energy as the movement of the guitar passages – ebbing and flowing with this subtle but amazing power! The approach is hardly folk, and has a darkness that goes way past most overstated records of its generation – a really essential record that maybe blows away our favorites from guys like Tim Hardin, Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen, and John Fahey. Titles include "Grey Morning Sun", "Wonder", "Fifty Miles", "Me & My Lady", and "Pretty Bird". CD
Also available Has Anybody Seen Our Freedoms? ... LP 18.99

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Peter WalkerHas Anybody Seen Our Freedoms? ... LP
Delmore, 1970. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Sublime solo work from Peter Walker – a hell of a guitarist with a very edgy sound, and a vocalist with this dark tone that almost takes us back to some of the moodier moments from the early Velvet Underground! The combination is amazing – very deft, complicated lines on a Gibson Hummingbird steel string guitar – mixed with these moodily poetic lyrics sung starkly in a voice that's completely unique – often bursting out with the same energy as the movement of the guitar passages – ebbing and flowing with this subtle but amazing power! The approach is hardly folk, and has a darkness that goes way past most overstated records of its generation – a really essential record that maybe blows away our favorites from guys like Tim Hardin, Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen, and John Fahey. Titles include "Grey Morning Sun", "Wonder", "Fifty Miles", "Me & My Lady", and "Pretty Bird". LP, Vinyl record album
(Packaged in a nice tip-on jacket with matrix handbill.)
Also available Has Anybody Seen Our Freedoms? ... CD 13.99

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Viola WillsIf You Could Read My Mind (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hansa/Cherry Pop (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the only early full albums from Viola Wills – a soul singer who'd been bubbling under for years, but hardly ever got her time in the sun! Most tracks here are older numbers, redone in a sweet disco groove – and the sound is surprisingly strong, and hardly what you'd expect from the retro gimmick – thanks to tight instrumentation from a core combo that includes keyboards from Nick Straker and bass from Dennis Bovell! Viola's vocals are quite strong, and without the overdone qualities of later years – and titles include "Secret Love", "If You Could Read My Mind", "Something About You", "Let Me Be Your Rock", "Up On The Roof", "Don't Ever Stop Loving Me", and "That Same Old Feeling". CD features lots of bonus tracks – including "Gonna Get Along Without You (disco version)", "If You Could Read My Mind (Tom Moulton mix)", "Always Something There To Remind Me (disco version)", "Gonna Get Along Without You Now (original mix)", and "Gonna Get Along Without You Now (1981 celebration rmx)". CD

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Norma WinstoneDance Without Answer ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Norma Winstone's always been a singer we've dug for years – especially her groundbreaking way of using her voice more as an instrument than a conveyer of words – something that Winstone inspired in whole generations of singers to come! Yet here, Norma also balances things nicely by bringing lyrics into play with the album's bass clarinet and soprano sax from Klaus Gesing and piano from Glauco Venier – a mode that shifts between vocal sounds and meaningful words, on numbers that are both penned by the group – and surprising choices of older classics, really reworked into new styles in this setting. Winstone brings a really fresh way of approaching songs like Nick Drake's "Time Of No Reply", Tom Waits' "San Diego Serenade", and Fred Neil's classic "Everybody's Talkin" – as well as that old Muppet favorite "Bein Green" – and she also really sparkles on original tunes that include "A Tor A Tor", "High Places", and "Dance Without Answer". CD

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VariousBobby Martin Presents – Various Artists ... CD
Red Ruby, 1970s. Used ... $14.99
Rare vintage work from Jean Terrell, Drake Frye, Bobby Martin Orchestra, Friends Of Distinction, and Little Dooley! CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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VariousCuba Classics 3 – Diablo Al Infierno/New Directions In Cuban Music ... CD
Luaka Bop, 1992. Used ... $4.99
As with most of these Luaka Bop compilations, the package is a bit patronizing, but the music's pretty darn great – even if this one is all over the map, in a perhaps overly-earnest effort to provide a rich sampling of recent music from Cuba. Can't blame them for trying, though – and even though some of the material on the CD dates from the 70s and 80s, the set's got lots of nice moments, like "Bacalao Con Pan" by Irakere, "Sintesis" by Asoyin, "El Baile Del Buey Cansao" by Los Van Van, "Que Viva Chango" by NG La Banda, "Diablo Al Infierno" by Zeus, and "Congo Yambumba" by Vocal Sampling. CD

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VariousJerk Boom Bam – Greasy Rhythm & Soul Party Vol 9 ... LP
Jerk Boom Bam (Romania), Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
This sweet series just keeps getting better and better – as the jerking compilers dig even deeper to bring up some really rare gems from the 60s! The work here is soul, but of the rocking type – or R&B, but of the more modern style – and the tracks come from a variety of labels, but all share a really bold, bracing approach to the music! The LP features a whopping 15 tracks in all – and titles include "Can't Nobody Do" by Reverend Cleosuph Robinson, "Say Yeah" by Andre Franklin with Preston Epps, "I Want Some Money Baby" by Tommy Ridgely, "You're Just One Man" by Ann Fleming, "I'm Not Teasing" by Lucky Laws, "The Trakey Doo" by Tony Allen, and "Persian Twist" by Herb Zane. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMasterpiece Vol 9 – The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. Used ... $9.99
Funky club galore – a smoking set of early 80s numbers that really runs the gamut! The groove here isn't exactly underground, but it's nicely away from the charts, too – in a hip territory that's heavy on beats, keys, and basslines – mixing in some electro modes with funkier undercurrents, and usually topped with some soulful vocals too! Titles on this volume include "Sucker For Love (ext US mix)" by B Biz R, "Main Thing" by Shot, "Starting Again" by Second Image, "Sure Shot" by Tracy Weber, "Don't Change Your Ways" by Krystol, "Come & Get It (US version)" by Bailey & Bridges, "My Love's The Real Thing (Frankie Rodriguez real re-edit)" by Bobby Thurston, "Music (Frankie Rodriguez music express mix)" by D-Train, "Straight Ahead" by Nick Straker Band, "Where You Gonna Be Tonight" by Willie Collins, and "I Got Your Body" by Carol Douglas. CD

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VariousMasterpiece Volume 14 – The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. Used ... $9.99
Basslines, keyboards, and plenty of beats – all stepping out strongly in a sweet selection of clubby numbers from the early 80s! The set's not really disco, but is definitely funk – of the lean, clean style that groups were serving up in the post-disco years – kind of a refinement of the earlier ensemble sound of the 70s, taken to a tighter rhythmic focus for the next decade! Titles include "Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover" by Cookie, "Turn Me Down" by Nick Straker, "Love Is What I'm After" by Richard Jon Smith, "Please Come Back" by Dean Edwards, "Time For Some Fun" by Central Line, "Cash Play (rmx)" by Yvette Cason, "This Time" by Funk Deluxe, "I Can't Forget You" by California Executives, and "How Do You Feel Tonight" by Bobby M with Jean Carn. CD

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VariousNew Folk Routes ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $6.99
A loose collection of British folk and folk rock from the late 60s – a mix of dreamy acoustic tunes, lightly jazzy ones, and full of chiming songcraft from Richard & Linda Thompson, Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, Traffic, Sandy Denny and more! Some tunes are pretty well known in the broad landscape, and others are fairly deep – some achingly intimate others ready for a hootenanny! Titles include "Hornpipe" by John Locke, "She Moves Through The Air" by Fairport Convention, "Black Jack David" by Incredible String Band, "I Was A Young Man" by Albion Country Band, "When I Get To The Border" by Richard and Linda Thompson, "Audrey" by Mike Heron, "Man Of Iron" by Sandy Denny and more! CD

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VariousRight On! Vol 3 – More Break Beats & Grooves From The Atlantic & Warner Vaults ... CD
Warner (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
Killer funk, soul, and jazz tunes from the Warner and Atlantic catalogs – including more than a few that rank with our favorite funky cuts of the era! As with previous volumes in this series, the titles are selected with a focus on tunes that have or can be sampled – so there's lots of sweet jazzy brakes, warm keyboards, and tasty drums on the package! Titles include "Wah Wah Man" by Young Holt Unlimited, "Nuki Suki" by Little Richard, "Mama Soul" by The Soul Survivors, "It's Love" by The Young Rascals, "Funky Canyon" by Phil Moore Jr, "Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky" by Claudia Lennear, "Soul Bowl" by Memphis Horns, "Shiloh" by David Newman, "Let Me Fix It" by Brook Benton, "Angela, My Sister" by Richard Evans, "When She Made Me Promise" by The Beginning Of The End, "Moment Of Truth" by Earth, Wind, & Fire, "Bumpin On Young Street" by Young Holt Unlimited, and "Mortgage On My Soul" by Keith Jarrett. CD

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TeaseTease (RCA) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... Late July, 2014
A mix of bassy funk and mainstream electro grooving from Tease – the RCA album from the group, and a record that seems to share a lot with the Minneapolis groove of Prince and The Time! In fact, there's a partyful snapping quality to most of the tracks here that's very much in the Morris Day mode – tight tight tight rhythms from the group, done in a way that matches their sporty leather suits on the cover! Ollie Brown produced and arranged, and titles include "Bite", "Flash", "Boys & Girls", "Saturday Night", "Pretty Little Lady", "Put The Brakes On Baby", and "I Found In You". CD

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VariousEcstatic Music Of The Jemaa El Fna ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 2005. New Copy ... Around August 4, 2014
An amazing set of material recorded on location at the Jemaa Al Fna – a central square in the Marrakesh, Morocco in July of 2005 – featuring the groups Amal Saha and Trouple Majidi plus oud player Mustapha Mahjoub making some truly Ecstatic Music! It's the songs of Nass El Ghiwane, Lemchaheb, Jil Jilala, Larssad, and others from the Chaabi (Moroccan popular music) canon – raw, fiery folk and protest songs made famous in the 70s and 80s – and even without the cultural footnotes, it's amazing stuff purely as a listening experience! Includes "Daouini (Lemchaheb)", "Sabra And Shatilla (Nass El Ghiwane)" and "Lahmami (Nass El Ghiwane) by Amal Saha, "Essiniya (Nass El Ghiwane)", "Khoudrini (Lemchaheb)" and more by Troupe Majidi and "Tal Raibak Arzali (Cheb Hosni)" by Mustapha Mahjoub. CD

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Deep PurpleShades Of Deep Purple ... LP
Tetragrammaton, 1968. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
The birth of a legend, and easily one of the heaviest records to hit the mainstream in the late 60s! The album's got a sinister quality that you can hear on the first few notes – a low-end, rumbling approach that brings in a lot more fuzzy bass than other groups of the time had ever thought to use – all topped with some of the most wickedly edgey guitar put on record to date, and undercut by drums that are almost verging on funk at times! Basslines set the tone for most of the tunes in the set – creating a bottom-heavy groove that would be copped many times in years to come, but which still sounds tremendously fresh here in the original. Titles include "Mandrake Root", "I'm So Glad", "One More Rainy Day", "Help", "Love Help Me", "And The Address", and "Hey Joe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Silver label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a stain and some flaking on the bottom 2 inches.)

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Eric DolphyIron Man ... LP
Douglas/Celluloid, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A seminal set from Eric Dolphy – one of his most perfectly realized moments at the head of a larger ensemble – and a record that definitely set the tone for countless spiritual jazz sessions of the 70s! Dolphy recorded this session for Alan Douglas in 1962, and it features a larger array of players than you'll find on most of his records for other labels – the cream of the "new thing" players that were around New York at the time, including Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Woody Shaw on trumpet, Prince Lasha on flute, Sonny Simmons on alto, and even Clifford Jordan on soprano sax – making a rare appearance on record on that instrument! Together, the players create a set of soundscapes that lies somewhere between Dolphy's Out To Lunch album, and some of the more modernist work by Mingus – a stunning batch of tracks that go out, but never too far. Titles include "Ode to CP", "Burning Spear", "Iron Man", and "Mandrake". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Nicole Mitchell/Harrison Bankhead/Hamid DrakeIndigo Trio – Live In Montreal ... CD
Greenleaf, 2007. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A hypnotic live set from the trio of Nicole Mitchell, Harrison Bankhead and Hamid Drake – 3 true leaders of the modern Chicago avant garde – and truly one of the finer new live albums we've heard in long time! Although this festival date from January '05 in Montreal is officially their first concert together as a trio, flautist Mitchell, bass player Bankhead and drummer/percussionist Drake have many years of experience playing together in alternate outfits – and that shows big time in the intuitive report throughout. Wonderful, wonderful work cut from the AACM cloth – and it's an impeccable sound recording, to boot! Titles include the trio-composed "Welcoming", "Thankfulness", "Forest Light" and "Velvet Lounge Bounce", plus an beautifully expansive take on Mitchell's "Afrika Rising" and her set closer "Stand Strong". CD
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New John CarpenterFog (2LP 180 gram gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Death Waltz, 1980. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful sounds from the great John Carpenter – one of those records that reminds us that his music is often just as important as the images he puts on the screen! Carpenter's music for The Fog follows nicely in his work for other films – particularly Halloween – in that it's got this slow-building style that often makes great use of keyboards – often used sparely, with a really spooky sort of energy – and even more space, and at slower speed than his other horror soundtracks! The style really fits the "fog" theme of the film! The soundtrack kicks off with the indispensable prologue from the movie – with the old man telling the ghost story with just the sparest of background keyboards – and other titles include "Theme From The Fog", "Rocks At Drakes' Bay", "Tommy Tells Of Ghost Ships", "Flack In The Sanctuary", "Dane", "An Evil Plan", "Morgue", "The Fog Approaches", "Revenge", "The Fog Enters Town" and more. This killer Death Waltz double vinyl version has a full bonus LP of previous unreleased cues! LP, Vinyl record album
(Top-notch Death Waltz version on double 180 gram gold colored vinyl – with a full LP of previously unreleased score cues!)

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New Nick DrakeBryter Layter ... CD
Island/Ryko, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second album from the legendary Nick Drake – one of those records we could never ever live without – and a true piece of genius that's been turning on generations of listeners since Nick first recorded it back at the start of the 70s! The format is folksy, but the execution is something else entirely – filled with jazzy phrasing, hypnotic lyrics, and arrangements that really go far beyond any cliches or contemporary work you might expect. The great Joe Boyd produced – and really helps give a strong focus to Nick's vocals and guitar – and the cool mix of added instrumentation – which includes organ and celeste from John Cale, flute and alto from Ray Warleigh, piano from Chris McGregor, and guitar from Richard Thompson. Drake's work is impossible to describe adequately, but if you've ever heard him, you probably stopped dead in your tracks the minute you first caught his voice. We still do the same – and it's a pleasure to have this one in stock! Titles include "Fly", "At The Chime Of A City Clock", "Hazy Jane", "Poor Boy", and "One Of These Things First". CD
Also available
Bryter Layter ... CD 8.99
Bryter Layter (deluxe box set – with lots of goodies) ... LP 54.99
Bryter Layter (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP 22.99

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New Nick DrakeFive Leaves Left (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Island, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Godlike work from the legendary Nick Drake – and exactly the kind of record that's made him a continuing legend over the years! The style is completely its own – not really folk or rock, but not really jazz either – yet served up with plenty of jazzy phrasing that's helped keep Drake's music fresher than most as the decades move on – and which makes each song here a really rich discovery – even if, like us, you've heard the album hundreds of times in the past! The production is wonderful – with slight underscorings of strings that help unlock dark corners of the songs – and tracks include the classic "River Man" – easily one of Nick's best songs ever – plus "Fruit Tree", "Day Is Done", "Three Hours", "Saturday Sun", and "Time Has Told Me". A record we'd never part with – ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Great heavy vinyl in the original gatefold-style cover – and includes bonus download for the album, too!)
Also available Five Leaves Left (deluxe box set – with poster, download, and more) ... LP 42.99

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New Russell HokeWith An Aching Heart ... LP
Unheard-Of, 2013. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Russell Hoke takes on a host of classics – including tunes by Nick Drake, Hank Williams, Robert Johnson, Jimmie Skinner, and The Rolling Stones – but serves them all up in a way that's as deeply personal as any of his own material – thanks to the heartfelt presentation and relatively stripped-down format! Russell's one of the few cats really dedicated to keeping the "private" recording vibe of the 60s and 70s still going strong – and this wonderful self-released set features material cut recently in Hoke's garage and bedroom, with a scope of understanding that shows that Russell's still growing strongly as an artist these days. Titles include "Black Eyed Dog", "True Love", "Girl Of My Dreams", "House Of The Rising Sun", "No expectations", and "Hellhound On My Trail". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very limited – and comes in a unique hand-painted, hand-assembled cover – with handwritten titles too!)

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New IrakereYemaya ... CD
Blue Note, 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice recent recording by this legendary Cuban jazz combo, featuring the great pianist Chucho Valdes, and some of the best production work the group has had in years! Chucho wrote all the tracks, and they're nice and long, with a good firey feel. Titles include "Mister Bruce", "Santa Amalia", "Son Montuno", and "La Explosion". Very nice, and nice to have them on Blue Note! CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a cutout notch.)

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New Kendrick LamarGood Kid, M.A.Ad City (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Aftermath, 2012. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The much-hailed major league debut of Kendrick Lamar! Includes "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe", "The Art Of Peer Pressure", "Money Trees" with Jay Rock, "Poetic Justice" with Drake, "m.A.A.d City" with MC Eiht, "Singing About Me, I'm Dying Of Thirst", "Real" feat Anna Wise of Sonnymoon, "Compton" with Dr. Dre and more. Deluxe edition vinyl 3 bonus tracks: "The Recipe" with Dr. Dre, "Black Boy Fly" and "Now Or Never" with Mary J Blige. LP, Vinyl record album

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New William Parker Double QuartetAlphaville Suite – Music Inspired By The Jean Luc Godard Film ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2007. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really unusual project from bassist William Parker – a great tribute to the legendary Godard film Alphaville, done with music that's a surprisingly great fit! There's almost a jazz soundtrack feel to the record at points – a bit straighter than usual for Parker, but still with plenty of edge – although other tracks sometimes get a bit more outside and improvisational, making for a really nice balance in the record. The core group features Parker on bass, Rob Brown on alto, Lewis Barnes on trumpet, and Hamid Drake on drums – which is then augmented by two cellos, violin, and viola – shading in the sound nicely. Parker really does a great job of capturing the quick shifts, bold moments, and striking qualities that make Godard's film so great – and titles include "Alphaville Main Theme", "Interrogation", "Alph 60", "Doctor Badguy", "Oceanville Evening", and "Civilization Of Light" – plus two versions of the great track "Natasha's Theme", a spiritual soulful number with vocals by Leena Conquest! CD
Also available Alphaville Suite – Music Inspired By The Jean Luc Godard Film ... CD 15.99

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New PassportSky Blue ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic grooving from Klaus Doldinger and his Passport group – stretched out fusion with just the right mixture of jamming energy and spacey soul! The sound here still has some nice rough edges – not as polished as later Passport work – an almost proggish influence on the keyboards at times, but a bit tighter at other moments. The core of the album is long snakey reed work from Klaus on tenor, flute, and soprano sax – plus keyboards played by himself and Hendrik Schaper. Tracks are somewhat spacey, but sometimes funky too – and titles include "Mandrake", "Sky Blue", "Ataraxia", "Loco Motive", "The Secret", and "Louisiana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Adam Rudolph's Moving PicturesDream Garden ... CD
Justin Time (Canada), 2008. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Thoughtfully-crafted work from Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures – a group who draw partially from the global influences of Rudolph's past, but also come across with some more angular modern jazz touches! Players include Graham Haynes on cornet and flugelhorn, Ned Rothenberg on clarinet and flutes, and Hamid Drake on drums and percussion – and other members of the group bring in a host of more exotic instrumentation – including oud, tarija, bamboo flute, and cajon – in addition to Rudolph's own host of world percussion. Tracks are sometimes quite sort and thematic, at other times more long and ambitious – and titles include "Oshogbo", "The Violet Hour", "Mood", "A Vision Of Pure Delight", "Cousin Of The Moon", "Scintilla", "Happiness Road", "The Sphinx", and "Walking The Curve". CD
(Sticker over barcode.)

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New Jeremy Steig/James Moody/Chris Hinze/Sahib ShihabFlute Summit ... LP
Atlantic (Germany), 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky flutes galore – and a hell of a great little record, one that contains a live performance featuring all the flute players listed above! Given that all 4 are some of our favorite jazz talents on the instrument, the album's a real treat to our ears – especially as the players work together wonderfully to create some really soulful solos over the top of the set's tight rhythms! Backing is by a combo that features Joachim Kuhn on Fender Rhodes, John Lee on bass, Aldo Romano on drums, and Mandrake on congas – and the whole thing's got a groovy mix of funk and Latinized rhythms that's very much in keeping with the best work by Hinze or Steig at the time! Titles include "My Main Sustain", "East Beat", "Unit", "Collectivity", and "Bamboo Madness". LP, Vinyl record album
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New VariousMasterpiece Vol 4 – The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection ... CD
PTG (France), Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The cover's not much to look at, but the music is plenty darn great – a motherlode of obscure dancefloor tracks from the boogie and electro years of the early 80s! There's plenty of keyboards and electric rhythms going on here, but that doesn't mean that the tracks are stiff or cold – because thanks to some wonderful vocals and especially tight production, the grooves roll out with a really soulful feel! As with previous volumes, the track list here should fill in plenty of holes in your collection – including a few you didn't know you had – and titles include "I Must Be Dreamin" by Wanda, "Pull Our Love Together" by Sweet Ecstasy, "All Of My Love" by Kim Covington, "Let's Get Into It" by Simon & McQueen, "Get Your Body Up" by Serena, "Search You Love" by Diamond Thread, "Kinky Girl" by The Creations, "I'm In Love" by Lilo Thomas, "You Can't Have Your Cake & Eat It Too" by Brenda Taylor, and "Must You Dance (dance mix)" by Nick Straker. CD

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New Chicago Trio (Dawkins/Bankhead/Drake)Velvet Songs – To Baba Fred Anderson ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2011. New Copy 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
A great performance by the Chicago trio of Ernest Dawkins on reeds, Harrison Bankhead on bass, and Hamid Drake on drums and percussion – dedicated to their late scene-mate Fred Anderson, and played with an open, exploratory sound that Anderson would have loved! At times, there's a very unstructured quality to the recording – the most unfettered approach forged by the AACM – with Dawkins especially stretching out, on soprano, alto, or tenor sax. At other points, though, Bankhead's wonderful basslines pull things in, and give them a soulful solidity that underscores the spiritual elements of the music – that element in his sound we always appreciate, and which seems to bring Drake's percussion strongly into focus too – creating a groove that's almost like the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble at times. Titles include "One For Fred", "Waltz Of Passion", "Jah Music", "Down N The Delta", "The Rumble", "Sweet 22nd Street", and "Woman Of Darfur". CD

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New Die Like A Dog QuartetAoyama Crows (180 gram pressing) ... LP
FMP/Jazzwerkstatt (Germany), 2002. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Heavy sounds from this mighty quartet – a lineup that features Peter Brotzmann on tenor, alto clarinet, and tarogato – plus Toshinori Kondo on trumpet and electronics, William Parker on bass, and Hamid Drake on drums! The album spins out in relatively free space – with Drake's drums and Parker's bass propelling the music for most of the moments – and lots of compressed notes from Kondo's trumpet, which also then seem to be processed by his electronics – creating a mix between electric Miles Davis and a Varitone! The set includes the three-part suite "Aoyama Crows" – composed by Brotzmann, but feeling like some moody Japanese mix of fusion and avant from the early 70s. LP, Vinyl record album

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New NomoGhost Rock ... CD
Ubiquity, 2008. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Amazing work from Nomo – their greatest album so far, and an incredible step forward in styles! Nomo started out as an already-great Afro Funk combo – but over the past few records, they've picked up a really hip range of musical influences – spiritual jazz, electronica, Congotronics, and other cool sounds – all of which are filtered perfectly into this set! The grooves here are unlike anything else we can think of – as tight as Nigerian grooves from the 70s, but stretching out with really jazzy solos – all inflected with some cool electronic touches underneath, but in ways that jam along strongly with the acoustic instrumentation. Leader Elliot Bergman picked up some great added help for this set – including contributions from underground jazz players like Hamid Drake, Josh Abrams, and Adam Rudolph – all of whom help shape the sound wonderfully. Titles include "Nova", "Three Shades", "Last Beat", "Brainwave", "All The Stars", "Sound The Way", "Rings", "Ghost Rock", and "My Dear". CD

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New NomoGhost Rock ... LP
Ubiquity, 2008. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Amazing work from Nomo – their greatest album so far, and an incredible step forward in styles! Nomo started out as an already-great Afro Funk combo – but over the past few records, they've picked up a really hip range of musical influences – spiritual jazz, electronica, Congotronics, and other cool sounds – all of which are filtered perfectly into this set! The grooves here are unlike anything else we can think of – as tight as Nigerian grooves from the 70s, but stretching out with really jazzy solos – all inflected with some cool electronic touches underneath, but in ways that jam along strongly with the acoustic instrumentation. Leader Elliot Bergman picked up some great added help for this set – including contributions from underground jazz players like Hamid Drake, Josh Abrams, and Adam Rudolph – all of whom help shape the sound wonderfully. Titles include "Nova", "Three Shades", "Last Beat", "Brainwave", "All The Stars", "Sound The Way", "Rings", "Ghost Rock", and "My Dear". LP, Vinyl record album

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New William ParkerWood Flute Songs Anthology – Live 2006 to 2012 (8CD set) ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 8 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Some of the most amazing work we've ever heard from this legendary bassist – a set that's not based around music from a wooden flute, but which instead refers to the instrument in its title – as an illustration of the very organic approach of the work within! The 8CDs offer up eight different unreleased live recordings – all of which showcase the deeply spiritual side of Parker's recent years – an approach that's even more so than his already-deep sounds of previous recordings – carried out at a level that's completely sublime throughout! This is the side of Parker that we've always reached for over the years, but haven't always found this easily – a mature musical vision informed not just by jazz, but by a host of other cultural influences, including film – as well as the exterior world of being. All recordings feature the core quartet of Parker on bass, Rob Brown on alto sax, Lewis Barnes on trumpet, and Hamid Drake on drums – and the CDs feature two discs of material from a May 2006 concert in Oakland; two CDs' of music from an April 2007 concert in Houston; a June 2009 performance in New York with the addition of Billy Bang on violin, Bobby Bradford on cornet, and James Spaulding on alto; an April 2011 performance in Geneva with the AMR Ensemble; a June 2012 show from Montreal with Leena Conquest on voice and Eri Yamamoto on piano; and a June 2012 show from New York with Cooper Moore on piano. CD
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New VariousLuaka Bop 10th Anniversary – Zero Accidents On The Job ... CD
Luaka Bop, 1990s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Features work by Tom Ze, Jim White, Lenine, Cesaria Evora, Los Van Van, Susana Baca, Geggy Tah, Jorge Ben, Zap Mama, Los Amigos Invisibles, Cornershop, and Irakere. CD
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New Brotherhood/Friend SoundComplete Recordings (Brotherhood 1968 /Brotherhood 1969/Joyride) ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1968/1969. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A trio of great late 60s RCA albums on a single set – the first two from The Brotherhood, and one more from the related Friend Sound! First up is the first album ever from The Brotherhood – an offshoot of Paul Revere & The Raiders, filled with some of that group's greatest early players! The core of the group features Drake Levin on guitar, Phil Volk on bass, and Mike Smith on drums – romping with the kind of raw, party-styled energy they brought to their work with their previous group – but at a level here that's way more heady, and definitely shows a stronger influence from psych! Tunes are still plenty catchy, but have some weird undercurrents too – in a cool Sunshine Pop sort of style – and the range of instrumentation is nicely fresh, and even a bit richer than usual for this sort of record. Titles include "Somebody", "Pastel Blue", "Close The Door", "Seasons", "Love For Free", "Lady Faire", and "Ice Cream". 1969's The Brotherhood is an even tighter set than the first album from the group – and one that has the group really finding a way to tap into their older garagey roots, while still keeping plenty of fuzz and psych intact! The drums are great – that powerful punch that Mike Smitty Smith always brought to his earlier pop work – but the themes are moodier, and the guitar nicely trippy, while still staying tight – sometimes with a bit more strut than we ever would have expected from these guys. The album features a few surprising covers – like "California Dreamin" and "Rose Garden" – plus nice original tracks "Deep Blue Sea", "Love Sketch", "Destination Unknown", and "Don't Let Go". But most amazing here is the Friend Sound album – an offshoot project recorded between the two Brotherhood albums – a wild batch of instrumental psychedelia – with plenty of avant garde touches thrown in! This is the sort of record that always restores our faith in major labels – and it makes us realize that no matter how many Elvis Presley albums RCA was selling in the 60s, there was also room to put out odd little record like this one. The enigmatic Friend Sound sound like a loose collective of hippie jazz musicians – playing flute, organ, guitars, percussion, piano, recorder, shovel (shovel?), finger cymbals, and just about anything else that seemed to be handy – and they had a style that was kind of like free-jamming jam band work – almost like the band and the engineers took a bucketful of drugs – so many that they got really mellow and dark – then went into the studio to cut a tripped-out album of instrumentals. The whole thing comes across with the same "anything goes" spirit of the NY 60s underground film scene – but with none of the silliness of bands like The Fugs – and it's that kind of energy that makes us love this one. Titles include "Childhood's End", "Lost Angel Proper St", and "The Empire Of Light". CD

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New Peter Brotzmann/William Parker/Hamid DrakeNever Too Late But Always Too Early ... CD
Eremite, 2001. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Peter Brotzmann blows beautifully here – in a set that's dedicated to bassist Peter Kowald, and which features some especially great work from William Parker in the group! Brotzmann's got some soulful tones right at the start – almost an exotic quality in his reeds that spins out strongly with Parker's bass and the creative drum work of Hamid Drake – often with that bold focus that can make an Eremite date like this so great! The performance is fierce, but never in an unfocused way – and Drake is really wonderfully balanced between straighter swing and some of his freer explorations on the drum kit. Titles include "Never Run But Go", "The Heart & The Bones", "Halfhearted Beant", and "Never Too Late But Always Too Early". CD

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New Vincent Brunner, edTunes – A Comic Book History Of Rock And Roll ... Book
Universe, 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not the complete history of rock and roll, but a collection of cool comics that each focus on a specific singer or group – brought together here as a very personal pastiche of views on modern music! The book is black and white, and most of the artists use a heavy pen technique that comes across well in the format – and each new entry is accompanied by a short essay on the artist involved, to situate the comic within a more historical context. Entries include "Nick Cave" by Laure Del Pino, "Ramones" by Sebastien Lumineau, "Led Zeppelin" by Killoffer, "The Kinks" by Luc Cornillon, "David Bowie" by Nine Antico, "Sex Pistols" by Jean Christophe Menu, "Captain Beefheart" by Jean Michel Thiriet, and Nick Drake" by Vincent Vanoli. 240 pages, softcover, black and white. Book

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New FlashbackIssue 4 – Winter 2013 ... Magazine
Flashback (UK), 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Over 200 pages, with a heavy cover, full color images, and the kind of in-depth presentation that almost makes Flashback more of a book than a magazine! The cover feature looks at the fuzzy folk rock combo Trees – and other big articles include Wilkinson Tri Cycle, Mandrake Memorial, July, producer Peter Eden, and the London scene memories of Beverly Martyn – plus a deep discussion on the virtues of mono versus stereo, 50 intriguing albums in the exploitation genre, and a stunning amount of CD, LP, and book reviews! Magazine

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New Jackson C FrankJackson C Frank (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia/4 Men With Beards, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The only album ever recorded by troubled folk singer Jackson C Frank – but more than enough to have built up a huge legend around his music over the years! The album's a gem right from the very first note – and has that incredibly personal, incredibly unique feel you get in a rare few records like this – maybe Nick Drake (who claimed Frank as an influence) or Fred Neil – yet like both of them, a completely individual set that will leave you breathless at the end, and frustrated that you've got nothing else to follow it with! The record was produced by a young Paul Simon – who was working in British clubs during the same stretch that Frank was in London – and a young Al Stewart also plays just a bit on the record – another key supporter of Jackson's early music, as was Bert Jansch. Yet even without those famous friends, the record would be more than enough on its own – so years ahead of its time, the record companies never knew what to do with it – which has kept it very fresh over the years – the kind of set that's waiting to be discovered by an elite few. Titles include "Milk & Honey", "Yellow Walls", "Kimbie", "Blues Run The Game", "Don't Look Back", "Here Come The Blues", and "Just Like Anything". LP, Vinyl record album

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New IrakereBailando Asi ... CD
Areito/Egrem (Cuba), 1985. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Warm, wonderful work from Irakere – a combo who are working here in a style that's more straightforward than some of their material from the 70s – but equally nice, and played with a rock-solid blend of Latin and jazz that comes off perfectly throughout! Chucho Valdes is at the head of the group – and also does most of the arrangements on the record too – and the set's vocals intertwine nicely with the rhythmic inflections and jazzier work on piano and horns – with a vibe that almost echoes 80s NYC salsa modes too. Titles include "Bailando Asi", "Boliviana", "Rucu Rucu A Santa Clara", "Por Culpa Del Guao", and "Te Toco Perder". CD

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New IrakereChekere Son ... CD
JVC/Uniko (Canada), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great early 80s session from Irakere – and one that really upgrades the funkier side of their groove! The approach is still that great mix of Cuban roots and Latin jazz we've always loved from the group – but there's also a bit tighter production, and great use of keyboards from Chuco Valdes – who spins out these funky fusion grooves that almost feel like some of the great west coast hybrids you'd get over at Fantasy Records during the 70s. In addition to work by Valdes on piano, organ, and keyboards – the set also features Paquito D'Rivera on saxes and Arturo Sandoval on trumpet and valve trombone – on titles that include "Cha Cha Cha", "Camaguey", "La Semilla", and "Quince Minutos". CD

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New IrakereIrakere (1974) ... CD
Areito/Uniko (Cuba), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic blend of funk, jazz, and Cuban rhythms – served up by the youthful Irakere, working here at the height of their powers! There's a sense of boundless energy throughout the entire record – an effort to try on so many things at once, and somehow get them all really right – from the complicated piano passages of Chucho Valdes, to the slight use of electricity on the fuzzy guitars or keyboards, to the soaring horns that really show some great sparkle from the young Paquito D'Rivera! Tunes are short, but almost have the full drive of much longer descarga numbers – and titles include "Valle Picadura", "Bacalao Con Pan", "Danza De Los Nanigos", "Quindiambo", and "Misaluba". CD

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New IrakereIrakere 2 ... CD
Columbia/Uniko (Canada), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The second Columbia album for this amazing Cuban combo – and a record that really helped get the talents of Irakere a lot of overdue exposure here in the US! The record's surprisingly tight – especially for a major label effort of the time – really committed to the deepest sides of Irakere's style, particularly their great way with a jazzy solo – and actually put together with a lot more focus and drive than some of their earlier Havana recordings! The album packs plenty of punch, right from the start – and has a sense of power and majesty that's still very strong, all these many years later. Titles include "Baila Mi Ritmo", "Gira Gira", "Anung Anunga", and "Por Romper El Coco". CD

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New Jemeel Moondoc, William Parker, Hamid DrakeNew World Pygmies Vol 2 ... CD
Eremite, 2000. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful follow-up to the incredible New World Pygmies set from saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc and bassist William Parker – one that not only features a double-length set of work, but also includes some guest drums from Hamid Drake on half the set! The core energy still really comes from the Moondoc/Parker pairing, though – a wonderful association that stands brilliantly here as some of the most soulful improvisation from the time – rich in spirit, strong in focus, and almost always swinging – with a balance between freedom and straightness that we really love. Tracks are all quite long – and CD one features a performance from Madison, while CD two features a Chicago set at the Velvet Lounge, with Drake on trap drums. Moondoc plays alto and soprano sax, and in addition to bass, Parker also plays bombard and gralle – on titles that include "Spirit House", "O'Neal's Porch", "New World Pygmies", "Blues For Katie", and "Three Clay Pots". CD

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New Didier Petit & Alexandre PierrepontPassages – A Road Record ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A book, a CD, and a richly collaborative project – one that brings together the writings of Alexandre Pierrepont and the improvisational work of Didier Petit – with help from a huge host of other musicians as well! The music's the main attraction to our ears – as the set documents collaborations that Petit made on the road during a tour of the US – beautiful improvisations with a huge range of players that includes Joe Morris, Hal Rammel, Nicole Mitchell, Jim Baker, Larry Ochs, Marilyn Crispell, Andrea Parkins, Kamau Daaood, Michael Zerang, Hamid Drake, and others – each of whom gets their time to shine in collaboration alongside Petit's cello – in ways that really show the amazing adaptability of his instrument. The book features a long evocative poem by Pierrepont, in both English and French – and features some nice photos too! CD

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New Deep PurpleShades Of Deep Purple ... LP
Tetragrammaton, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The birth of a legend, and easily one of the heaviest records to hit the mainstream in the late 60s! The album's got a sinister quality that you can hear on the first few notes – a low-end, rumbling approach that brings in a lot more fuzzy bass than other groups of the time had ever thought to use – all topped with some of the most wickedly edgey guitar put on record to date, and undercut by drums that are almost verging on funk at times! Basslines set the tone for most of the tunes in the set – creating a bottom-heavy groove that would be copped many times in years to come, but which still sounds tremendously fresh here in the original. Titles include "Mandrake Root", "I'm So Glad", "One More Rainy Day", "Help", "Love Help Me", "And The Address", and "Hey Joe". LP, Vinyl record album

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New DKV TrioSch8lhof ... CD
Trost (Austria), 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The DKV in all its fierce, raw power – a blistering onslaught of sounds from Ken Vandermark on clarinet and tenor, Mats Gustafsson on tenor and baritone sax, Kent Kessler on bass, Massimo Pupillo on electric bass, and both Hamid Drake and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums! Although all players are capable of more sensitive sounds, the DKV is where they really like to let loose – especially Vandermark and Gustafsson, who prove again that they're still some of the most dynamic players of their generation – or, honestly, of any generation of avant jazz as well! Titles include "All In" and "All Out" – the latter of which spills over both sides of the record. CD also features the additional track "This Building Is On Fire". CD
Also available Sch8lhof ... LP 22.99

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New Tim HardinBird On A Wire ... LP
Columbia, 1971. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Brilliant work from Tim Hardin – an album recorded for Columbia after his years on Verve, showing him still growing as an artist, moving past the folksy style of early hits, into a broadly-expressed singer/songwriter mode, one that shows traces of Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, and other folk rock luminaries of the time. Featuring shorter tracks and a few covers, Bird On A Wire shows Hardin still capable of proudly expressed tunes in a more conventional mode. Titles include "First Love Song", "Everything Good Become More True", "Loneliness She Knows", "Magician", "Susan", "Love Hymn", "Andre Johray", "If I Knew", and "Soft Summer Breeze". LP, Vinyl record album
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New Giorgio MoroderSchlagermoroder Vol 2 – 1966 to 1976 ... CD
Repertoire (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A second smoking set of rare early work from Giorgio Moroder – really groovy pop numbers done before his famous forays into disco and soundtracks – served up here in a mix of English and German language lyrics, all backed by some mighty cool instrumentation! There's an undercurrent of funk on lots of the numbers – some tight drums here, a bit of Hammond there, and a jaunty groove throughout that really keeps things playful and interesting – with plenty of elements from Brit mod and psych, filtered through Moroder's own rich imagination! The set's got 2CDs worth of gems – 42 tracks recorded under a variety of names – including "Nostalgie", "Marrakesh", "How Much Longer Must I Wait", "Son Of My Father", "Tears", and "Mah Na Mah Na" by Giorgio; "Action Man (parts 1 & 2)", "America America", and "Rhythm Of Love" by Spinach; "Liebesarie" and "Einzelganger" by Einzelganger; "Mony Mony" and "Mighty Quinn" by The Banana Crew; "Mr Strauss" and "Alle Analphabeten" by Johnny Schilling; and "Lord" and "Watch Your Step" by Children Of The Mission. CD

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New Pearls Before SwineUse Of Ashes (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Reprise/4 Men With Beards, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An incredibly beautiful album from Pearls Before Swine – one that uses light orchestrations to create a baroquely folksy sort of feel – easily elevating the album past previous efforts, into classic territory we'd rank with the best from Nick Drake or Leonard Cohen! The whole album's great – with fragile and haunting songs from Tom Rapp, all supported by sparsely arranged instrumentation that includes harpsichord, flute, oboe, cello, and dobro. Genius throughout – and a clear inspiration for music still being made 30 years later – with classic tracks that include "The Jeweler", "Rocket Man", "Song About A Rose", "The Old Man", "When The War Began", and "From The Movie Of The Same Name". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Use Of Ashes ... LP 19.99

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New VariousGerman Funk Fieber Vol 2 – Infectious Rare Grooves & Krauty Schlager Wonders 1969 to 1978 ... CD
Show Up (Germany), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
German funk galore – a huge batch of 70s gems we'd never find in years of digging on this side of the Atlantic! The grooves here are all pretty darn great – kind of a harder and heavier take on the In Kraut vibe – with vocals on some tracks, but a decided emphasis on kickass drums, rumbling bass, and wicked instrumental licks – all used to really cook up the tunes in a way that's different from American funk of the time – but equally groovy! The set list is possibly even more tight than the first volume – and like before, this one's got full notes on all the cuts – painting a full cultural picture that really helps us enjoy the music. Titles include "High Snobiety" by Sigi Schwab, "Rice & Beans" by James Last, "Get Up Stand Up" by Malcolm's Locks, "Mandrake" by Les Humprhies, "Geld" by Joy Fleming, "Back Talk" by Jurgen Franke, "Understanding" by Don Anderson, "Betwixt & Between" by Fredy Brock, "Sehnsucht" by Kati Kovacs, "Sunny" by Jochen Brauer Sextett, and "Evening Air" by Peter Thomas. CD
 
 
 



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