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VariousEast Village Other – Electric Newspaper ... CD
ESP, Late 60s. New Copy ... $7.99 12.99
One of the coolest, weirdest records ever issued on the legendary ESP label in the 60s – and an album that really sums up the East Village crossroads from which the imprint sprang! The music here is a mad melange of art rock, hippie folk, sound samples, and avant jazz – all presented in a non-stop blend of music which is often layered together – very much with the feel of the newspaper promised in the title – except a newspaper of the "underground" version that was often sold on street corners back in the day! Tracks include "Jazz Improv" by Marion Brown and Scott Holt, "Noise" by The Velvet Underground, "Interview With Hairy" by Ken Weaver & Ed Sanders, "Silence" by Andy Warhol, "The Free Lance Pall Bearers" by Ishmael Reed, "Love & Ashes" by Tuli Kupferberg, "Luci's Wedding" by The Plastic Clock Radio, and "Mantras" by Allen Ginsberg & Peter Orlovsky. CD

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VariousGolden Groups Volume 28 – Best Of Onyx Records Vol 2 ... LP
Onyx/Relic, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
The Golden Groups series returns to its roots with another look at the Onyx label – the company that first started out the series on vol 1! The Onyx imprint was small, but it recorded some excellent group soul – and this set features singles and alternates of work by The Pearls, Wanderers, Velours, Carvels, Marquis, Impressors, and Montereys! LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousHaiti Direct – Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds 1960 to 1978 ... CD
Strut (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99 16.99
A much-needed look at the confusing world of grooves from Haiti – a scene that's always been accessible to most listeners in the US, but never with the kind of focus and direction we need! Haitian records are often a bit perplexing to our crate-digging ears – they look great on the cover, usually feature a hip lineup of cats with jazz instruments, but often move into territory that's either too sweet or too loose – not the kind of heavier sounds we were expecting. Yet this set really brings the right sort of focus to Haitian music – and uses the Strut Records approach that's been tuned towards African and South American grooves in the past – all to pull out the funkiest, jazziest, grooviest tunes from the 60s and 70s. The package has a great set of notes that really illustrate the scene and styles behind the music on the disc – and titles include "Ce Pas" by Tabou Combo, "Pile Ou Face" by Les Loups Noirs, "Ti Garcon" by Ibo Combo, "Choc Vikings" by Les Vikings, "Ti Machine" by Les Animateurs, "Cote Moune Yo" by Super Jazz Des Jeunes, "Cochon St Antoine" by Ti Paris, "L'Artibonite" by Les Freres Dejean, "Suspann" by Caribbean Sextet, "Line" by Bossa Combo, and "Ti Lu Lupe" by Scorpio Universal. CD
Also available Haiti Direct – Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds 1960 to 1978 (with bonus CD) ... LP 25.99

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VariousHaiti Direct – Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds 1960 to 1978 (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $25.99
A much-needed look at the confusing world of grooves from Haiti – a scene that's always been accessible to most listeners in the US, but never with the kind of focus and direction we need! Haitian records are often a bit perplexing to our crate-digging ears – they look great on the cover, usually feature a hip lineup of cats with jazz instruments, but often move into territory that's either too sweet or too loose – not the kind of heavier sounds we were expecting. Yet this set really brings the right sort of focus to Haitian music – and uses the Strut Records approach that's been tuned towards African and South American grooves in the past – all to pull out the funkiest, jazziest, grooviest tunes from the 60s and 70s. The package has a great set of notes that really illustrate the scene and styles behind the music on the disc – and titles include "Ce Pas" by Tabou Combo, "Pile Ou Face" by Les Loups Noirs, "Ti Garcon" by Ibo Combo, "Choc Vikings" by Les Vikings, "Ti Machine" by Les Animateurs, "Cote Moune Yo" by Super Jazz Des Jeunes, "Cochon St Antoine" by Ti Paris, "L'Artibonite" by Les Freres Dejean, "Suspann" by Caribbean Sextet, "Line" by Bossa Combo, and "Ti Lu Lupe" by Scorpio Universal. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Haiti Direct – Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds 1960 to 1978 ... CD 15.99

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VariousKenya Special – Selected East African Recordings From The 70s & 80s ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $21.99
A much-needed look at the massive amount of music recorded in Kenya during the 70s and 80s – an incredibly fertile time for local culture in the nation – and a time when it seemed like there was a great new groove coming out nearly every day! The work here really rivals the best of the classic Soundway compilations – especially their strong surveys of Ghana and Nigeria, with an ear for grooves that go way beyond the usual mainstream sounds of world music! There's more than enough grit and funk here to please any fan of American funk and soul – but the sounds also go way way deeper, too – and echo not only a long Kenyan cultural heritage, but also reflect the unique place the nation had at the crossroads of East Africa – a site that often made the scene especially vibrant in these years. The presentation is superb – with detailed notes and wonderful imagery that includes vintage label scans – and titles include "Mu Africa" by The Rift Valley Brothers, "Wendo Ti Mbia" by Gatanga Boys Band, "Ware Wa" by The Loi Toki Tok, "Sweet Sweet Mbombo" by Orchestre Baba National, "Cha Umheja" by Afro 70, "See Serere" by Sophia Ben & The Eagles Lupopo, "Mutumia Muriu" by The Lulus Band, "Nzaumi" by Ndalani 77 Brothers, "Teresia" by Huruma Boys Band, and "Week End" by Afro 70. CD
(Cool box-styled package – very unique!)

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VariousKollektion 1A – Sky Records Compiled By Tim Gane ... LP
Sky/Bureau B (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $25.99
A wonderful dip into the legendary Sky Records catalog from Germany – home to some of the most inventive, creative electronic work of the late 70s – and a key inspiration on generations of musicians for years to come! As proof of that, this set's put together by Tim Gane of Stereolab – who's out to show the more "pop" side of the Sky catalog – a claim that's a bit tongue-in-cheek, given that most of these cuts don't feature any vocals or poppy hooks at all! Yet there is a way of moving electronics forward that really bridges a space between earlier academic or proggish modes, and some of the thinner 80s sounds to come – a really special Sky way of doing a hell of a lot with just a little, often with results that are surprisingly warm, and very resonant after all these years. Titles on this first volume include "Doppelschnitt" by Moebius & Beerbohm, "Wein Aus Wien" by Asmus Tietchens, "Glaubersalz" by Roedelius, "Feuerland" by Michael Rother, "Prothese" by Cluster, and "Conditionierer" by Moebius & Plank. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLa Ciudad Secreta – The Experimental Sounds Of Barcelona 1971 to 1991 ... LP
Munster (Spain), 1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 3 LPs ... $34.99
A really amazing document of experimental sounds from Spain – a collection that spans two decades worth of recordings from Barcelona – with music that runs from free jazz to post punk to more experimental and electronic styles as well! The notes are amazing – a very detailed rundown of a scene we know very little about – at a level that brings some of the few better-known acts here into perspective with a huge amount of others – almost in a way that reconstructs the developent of an entire scene in the space of one double-length record! Titles include "Evasion Du Future" by Xeerox, "Ciencia Piccio" by Suck Electronic Enciclopedic, "Primeras Impresiones" by Macromassa, "Panodrama" by Tres, "Rngie" by Melodinamika Sensor, "A" by Error Genetico, "Impop" by Dial, "La Sombra De Un Sombrero" by Naif, and "Masturbacion" by Avant Dernieres Pensees. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPop Goes The Easel – The Start Of The Swinging Sixties ... CD
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
A mad mix of soundtrack styles – pulled together in support of a mighty cool package that showcases the best of the British art films of the early 60s! By this point, UK cinema was really coming into its own – and finding a fresh voice that was neither influenced by American productions, nor slavishly tied to other European cinematic styles – but was instead a new mode that packed all the power and punch of London in the swinging 60s. The music here is sometimes rock, sometimes jazz, sometimes other styles that were bubbling under in the UK – and tracks are performed by a diverse group that includes the John Barry Seven, Craig Douglas, Chris Barber, Barba Windsor, Jet Harris, The Spotnicks, The Wayfarers, Jimmy Crawford, John Dankworth, and many others – and the package features music from the films Whistle Down The Wind, It's Trad Dad, Just For Fun, Victim, The Painted Smile, Pop Goes The Easel, Idle On Parade, The Amorous Prawn, Play It Cool, and All Night Long. CD

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New VariousReturn To Paradise – A History Of Exotica ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $3.99
An excellent summation of the exotica sound of the 50s – that wonderful period when mood music started getting really interesting – thanks to an infusion of island-inspired sounds in the postwar years! The music here represents the pinnacle of 50s exotica – amazing records by some of the bigger names in the genre, mixed with some lesser-known gems that make the collection way more interesting than some of the more easily-done exotica sets on the market. There's plenty of weird rhythms, odd percussion, unusual sounds, and dreamy melodies – and titles include "Chant Of The Moon" by Robert Drasnin, "Lotus Land" by Gene Rains, "Summer Storm" by John McFarland, "Paradise" by Paul Conrad, "Kashmiri Love Song" by Korla Pandit, "Coronation" by Martin Denny, "Mwanza Market Place" by Tak Shindo, "Mountain High Valley Low" by The Markko Polo Adventurers, "Strange Echoes" by Frank Hunter, and "Jungle Flute" by Xavier Cugat. CD

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New VariousRewind! 4 – Original Classics Revisited, Rerecorded & Rewound ... CD
Ubiquity, 2005. New Copy ... $5.99 16.98
This great series just keeps on getting better and better – and we've got no problem saying that we really love this latest installment of Rewind! As with previous volumes, the focus here is on older tunes, redone by current artists of the global groove underground – served up in a variety of styles that extrapolate the originals nicely. The difference here, though, is that the overall sound is massively funky – harder hitting than even the excellent previous volumes, and in a mode that goes way past the gimmick of a "covers only" album. Tracks include 5 exclusives to the set, plus a few that have been hard to track down in any form – and titles include "Evil Vibrations" by Rebirth, "Word Up" by Willis, "This Land Is Our Land" by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, "Funky Nassau" by Orgone, "Just Like A Baby" by Sly & The Family Stone, "Star Of A Story" by Yam Who, "River Man" by Shawn Lee, "I Love You" by As One, "The Look Of Love" by Platinum Pied Pipers, and "7 Nation Army" by Nostalgia 77. CD

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VariousSoul Fire 7-Inch Box Set (8 X 7" box set) ... 7-inch
Soul Fire/Truth & Soul, Late 90s/Early 2000s. New Copy 8 x 7" (reissue)... $49.99
A great little box of classic and rare cuts from the Soul Fire catalog – in a beautiful 8 X 7" box set – featuring standout funky tracks by Lee Fields, Bronx River Parkway, Soul Diggers, Third Eye, Zafari, JD & The Evil's Dynamite Band, Fabulous Three, Bama & The Family, Detroit Sex Machines and more! Soul Fire's run of funk 45s in the 90s are pivotal to the resurgence of funk music as a vital force, and stands to this day as some of the most vital of the era – for both the progressive, contemporary funk recordings and for their revival of legends like the above mentioned Lee Fields. This box includes Soul Fire landmarks and overlooked tunes alike – and includes "I'm The Man" by Lee Fields & The Explorers, "Chum's Pimpage" by Bronx River Parkway, "Addis Ababa" by Zafari, "Children's Song" by The Third Eye, "Don't Think. . .Do" by Bama & The Family, "Funky Crawl" and "Rap It Together" by Detroit Sex Machines, "Soul Dynamite" by Lee Fields & The Explorers and more. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 1000 copies. Comes in a nice, silkscreened box, too!)
Also available Soul Fire Box Set ... CD 16.99

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VariousSoul Fire Box Set ... CD
Soul Fire/Truth & Soul, Late 90s/Early 2000s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
A great little box of classic and rare cuts from the Soul Fire catalog – in a beautiful 2CD set – featuring standout funky tracks by Lee Fields, Bronx River Parkway, Soul Diggers, Third Eye, Zafari, JD & The Evil's Dynamite Band, Fabulous Three, Bama & The Family, Detroit Sex Machines and more! Soul Fire's run of funk 45s in the 90s are pivotal to the resurgence of funk music as a cultural force, and stands to this day as some of the most vital of the era – for both the progressive, contemporary funk recordings and for their revival of legends like the above mentioned Lee Fields. This box includes Soul Fire landmarks and overlooked tunes alike – and includes "I'm The Man" by Lee Fields & The Explorers, "Chum's Pimpage" by Bronx River Parkway, "Addis Ababa" by Zafari, "Children's Song" by The Third Eye, "Don't Think. . .Do" by Bama & The Family, "Funky Crawl" and "Rap It Together" by Detroit Sex Machines, "Soul Dynamite" by Lee Fields & The Explorers and more. 35 tracks on 2CDs. CD
Also available Soul Fire 7-Inch Box Set (8 X 7" box set) ... 7-inch 49.99

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VariousVamps Et Vampire – The Songs Of Serge Gainsbourg ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99
Serge Gainsbourg never slept – and during his short time on this planet, managed to cut not only a host of incredible records for himself, but also write and produce some amazing music for a whole host of female singers too! The work on this set is mostly French – and features a range that goes past just the likely compatriots from Serge's inner circle, to include bigger names from Parisian pop who were touched by his sublime songwriting skills, and his innate ear for a sexy groove! The album's a wonderfully focused collection of female French numbers – all of which have that undeniable slinky sound we love in Gainsbourg's own recordings too. Titles include "Pour Aimer Il Faut Etre Trois" by Isabelle Aubert, "Les Yeux Pour Pleurer" by Nana Mouskouri, "La Chanson De Prevert" by Vicky Autier, "La Javanaise" by Juliette Greco, "Baudelaire" by Catherine Sauvage, "Les Sucettes" by France Gall, "Elastique" by Charlotte Gainsbourg, "Tandem" by Vanessa Paradis, "Lulu" by Bambou, "Con C'Est Con Ces Consequences" by Jane Birkin, "L'Anamour" by Francoise Hardy, "Reves Et Caravells" by Michele Arnaud, "Jane B" by Jane Birkin, "Hier Ou Demain" by Marianne Faithfull, "Strip Tease" by Juliette Greco, and "Contact" by Brigitte Bardot. CD

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VariousWestbound Funk – Masterful Funk From The Detroit Powerhouse Labels Of Eastbound & Westbound ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99
The title's almost redundant – as the words "Westbound" and "Funk" mean virtually the same thing! From the late 60s through the mid 70s, Westbound was one of the key record labels in the sound of raw heavy funk – working with hit groups like Funkadelic and the Ohio Players to craft a sound that laid the blueprint for countless other groups of the time, and also featuring a wealth of obscurer artists with an even harder-hitting sound! The key styles of Westbound and related jazz label Eastbound were heavy and fuzzy ones – picking up off the heady and trippy styles of the late 60s Detroit scene, mixing things up with MC5 guitars, Norman Whitfield bass, and deep underground Tribe-styled jazz touches. This 20 track masterpiece is a brilliant summation of the important Westbound sound – and includes a few hits, some funky 45 classics, and an even bigger number of tracks we might not have heard otherwise! The notes are great, the tunes are super-funky, and the whole thing's one of the best funky collections you could ever hope to purchase. Titles include "You're Messing Up My Mind" by Albert Washington, "Back To Funk" by Robert Lowe, "You Caught Me Smilin" by The 19th Whole, "Conga Man" by King Errison, "Shake Your Head" by Spanky Wilson, "I Love You" by The Motivations, "I Don't Know What It Is But It Sure Is Funky" by Mighty Elegant, "Crazy Legs" by Donald Austin, "Stone Thing (part 1)" by Alvin Cash, "RPM" by Boots, "Funky World (part 1)" by Silky Vincent, "Get Funky Sweet A Little Bit" by Jackie Harris & The Exciters, "I'll Bet You" by Funkadelic, and "Why Not Start All Over Again" by The Counts. LP, Vinyl record album

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Martin BoettcherPfarrer Braun ... CD
All Score Media (Germany), New Copy ... Mid-October, 2014 (delayed)
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Gregory PorterIssues Of Life – Features & Remixes ... LP
Membran (Germany), New Copy ... Mid-September, 2014 (delayed)
A great companion to all the full length albums from the mighty Gregory Porter – as this special set brings together his side projects, appearances with other artists, and remixes as well! We love Porter's own records – and honestly feel that he's one of the freshest jazz vocal talents to come along in years – but he's also great when working in new formats too, and really brings his a-game to just about any other setting he approaches! Most of the music here is still in the jazz-based style of Porter's other records, but a few tracks are a bit more groove-heavy too – yet never in a way that's disrespectful of the vocals, or Gregory's core contributions. Titles include "About The Children" and "Be My Monster Love" done with David Murray, "Moanin (radio)" with Paul Zauner's Blue Brass, "Issues Of Life", "She's Gone", and "Just In Time" with Zbonics, "Song Of The Wind" by M1/Brian Jackson – plus remixes that include "1960 What (Opolopo kick & bass rerub)" and "She Danced Across The Floor (Automart rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Issues Of Life – Features & Remixes ... CD 17.99

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Tito PuenteHomenaje A Beny ... CD
Tico, 1978. New Copy ... Around August 1, 2014 (delayed)
A smoking little tribute to Cuban great Beny More – recorded in the mid 70s by Tito Puente, in a way that nicely updates the classic sound! The style here is certainly traditional, but the record really benefits from tighter salsa-era production from Louie Ramirez – who gives the music a really strong focus, and creates a shifting showcase of sounds to present a range of guest vocalists who include Celia Cruz, Santos Colon, Nestor Sanchez, Junior Gonzales, and Adalberto Santiago. Tito himself over saw the whole direction of the music and feel of the set – and plays a bit of vibes and timbales throughout. Titles include "Que Bueno Baila Ud", "Encanto De La Vida", "Camarera Del Amor", "Baila Mi Son", "Francisco Guayabal", and "Santa Isabel De Las Lajas". CD

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Donna SummerWanderer ... CD
Geffen/Driven By The Music (UK), 1980. New Copy ... Around December 1, 2014
Produced by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte – with cuts that include "Nightlife", "Running For Cover", "Grand Illusion", "The Wanderer", "Looking Up", and "Stop Me". CD

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VariousAfrosound Of Colombia Vol 2 ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Around December 1, 2014
A really wonderful dip into the music of Colombia – and a set that offers way more than just the usual Latin-styled sounds! The collection definitely takes its "Afrosound" title seriously – and goes for grooves that are deeper than usual, with rhythmic interplay that ranges from rootsy to jazzy – and which often has a nice link to older African traditions – of the sort that African artists would then borrow back from Colombian music in the 70s! There's loads here we've never discovered before – and the double-length collection is a really revelatory one, on a par with Colombian work from labels like Soundway or Analog Africa. Titles include "Banana De Queso" by Afrosound, "Calenita" by Michi Sarmiento, "Rosalba" by Banda 20 De Julio De Repelon, "Dale Al Bambo" by The Latin Brothers, "Pachanga Miramar" by El Sexteto Miramar, "Cumbia De Luna" by El Combo Loco, "Juventud Flaca Y Loca" by Lisandro Meza Y Su Como Gigante, "Yolanda" by Los Bestiales, "El Nativo" by Wganda Kenya, "Batukacuto" by Tita Duval, "Goza Mi Tamborera" by Los Teenagers, and "Staying Alive" by Machuca Cumbia. LP, Vinyl record album

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Miles DavisSorcerer (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1967. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Another bold new direction for the legendary Miles Davis Quintet of the 60s – a set that has some of the angular styles of earlier albums, but also a bit more of the flowing grace to come in the electric years! A key illustration of this is the leadoff track "Prince Of Darkness" – which has a fluid sensibility that still never fails to floor us, even all these many decades later! The rest of the tracks are equally great – even when subtle – and by this point, the group of Davis, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams were well earning their acclaim as one of the most groundbreaking groups in jazz. Titles include "Prince Of Darkness", "Masqualero", "The Sorcerer", "Pee Wee", and "Vonetta" – plus the odd inclusion of a vocal version of "Nothing Like You" – recorded 5 years before with singer Bob Dorough and arranger Gil Evans! The tune's an odd cap to this otherwise cohesive set – but we love it plenty too, and it somehow oddly fits! CD
(Out of print.)

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New Blossom DearieMay I Come In? ... CD
Capitol, 1964. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A great album from Blossom Dearie – done with a soaring jazzy groove that makes it one of her best! Blossom's working here with Capitol arranger Jack Marshall – and he gives the album a much more upfront approach than some of Blossom's sparer sides for Verve – a groove, a bounce, and a sweeping sort of sound that works wonderfully with Dearie's sweetly-crafted vocals. We love the sound a lot, and wonder why Blossom hardly ever recorded in this mode again – save, perhaps, for her excellent British sides from the end of the 60s. The album includes a wonderful vocal version of Henry Mancini's "Charade", plus other great cuts that include "Love Is A Necessary Evil", "I Wish You Love", "In Love Again", "Quiet Nights", and "May I Come In". CD

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Herbie HancockSpeak Like A Child (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A very sweet, and oft-overlooked session that has Herbie mixing a nice dose of lyricism into his usual soul jazz approach from the 60s! The sound's a bit farther-reaching than on some of Herbie's smaller group sessions – and the record features a sextet that includes Ron Carter, Mickey Roker, Jerry Dodgion, Thad Jones, and Peter Phillips – all soaring with the warmth and introspection that was showing up in some of the best Blue Notes from the time. The harder-hitting soul jazz riffs and hooks are nicely replaced by more thoughtful lines that get a bit deeper, soufully – and nearly all tracks on the set are originals by Hancock! The album's filled with great moments – and tracks include "The Sorcerer", "Riot", and "Goodbye To Childhood". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Speak Like A Child ... CD 4.99

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New Rob Mazurek & Black Cube SPReturn The Tides – Ascension Suite & Holy Ghost (with download) ... LP
Cuneiform, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Rob Mazurek just keeps stunning us more and more over the years – growing way way past his earlier straight jazz roots, and even his key work in the Chicago underground – to a level where he's easily encompassing many different styles and genres at once – then finding a way to make the sounds all his own! This project has Rob furthering the electronic sounds of recent records, while still holding onto a core element of jazz with his work on cornet – an instrument he uses here with wonderfully rich acoustic tones, and hardly at any sort of easy Miles electric modes, or anything like that. The players here are all part of his scene in Sao Paulo – including Mauricio Takara on drums, Guilherme Granado on keyboards, Thomas Rohrer on electronics and soprano sax, and Rogerio Martins on percussion – but all players also take on other instruments, add in bits of voice, and work with the production and processing to really create some amazing sonic energy throughout. All tracks are long – and titles include "Let The Rain Fall Upwards", "Return The Tides", "Oh Mother", and "Reverse The Lightning". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes digital download code.)
Also available Return The Tides – Ascension Suite & Holy Ghost ... CD 15.99

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New Art Ensemble Of ChicagoKabalaba – Live At Montreux Jazz Festival ... LP
AECO, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare treasure from the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – recorded as a supposed third album for Atlantic records in 1974, but unissued for years until the group released it on their own! The session is a live one, recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival – and features the unique addition of Muhal Richard Abrams on piano, making for the group's first session ever with the instrument! Muhal's work nicely colors in the spare spaces on the set – giving a soaring, lyrical quality to a few of the numbers – and really standing in stark contrast to the freer solo work of the other players. At times, Abrams is playing these longer lines that almost have a McCoy Tyner sort of energy – directing the set with a tremendous searching vibe – and at other times, he joins the group in their sparer exploration of sound and space – in a mode that's similar to some of their Parisian recordings. Titles include "Sun Precondition One", "Kabalaba", "Kaba Song", "Mal's Delight", and "Improvization A2". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Big PunisherCapital Punishment ... CD
Loud/RCA, 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Unlike a lot of late 90s major label hip hop, Loud seems to have found the perfect mix of commericial success and straight dope hip hop... From the movie dialogue intro to "Twins". Guest appearances by Black Thought of The Roots, Raekwon, Fat Joe and more. Includes "Dream Shatterer", "I'm Not A Player", "You Came Up", "Fast Money", "Tres Leches", "Glamour Life" and "Super Lyrical". CD
(Punch through barcode & small sticker on booklet cover.)

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New BrahmsViolin Concerto In D Major Op 77 – Oistrakh/Klemperer/French National Radio Orchestra ... LP
Angel, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Bobby BrownDon't Be Cruel ... LP
MCA, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Breakout brilliance from Bobby Brown – the album that really showed the world he could stand on his own strongly after leaving New Edition! Given the tight production from LA & Babyface, among others, the sound here is hardly cruel – and instead, the album's got a catchily commercial groove that holds up surprisingly well – and arguably sounds a lot better these days, many years after these tunes were getting a bit too overplayed on the radio. Includes the hit singles "Don't Be Cruel" and "My Prerogative", plus "Every Little Step", "Rock Wit'cha", "Take It Slow", "All Day All Night" and "Roni". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Don't Be Cruel ... LP 16.99

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New James BrownPayback (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Polydor, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of James Brown's greatest cuts ever – a stone funky monster that never gets old! The tune's got a snapping slow funk beat that's simply incredible, and it builds and builds with a sound that has an intensity that can't be beat! Plus, this 2-part single is actually pretty tough to find – a lot rarer than the album, with a strange spoken announcer over a few parts! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Brownout Presents – Brown SabbathBrownout Presents – Brown Sabbath (with download) ... LP
Ubiquity, 2014. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A funky riff on some of the mightiest slabs in the Black Sabbath oeuvre – done up masterfully by Adrian Quesada and the Brownout collective! Where the Sabbath originals are all lumbering menace and sludgy rhythms, Brownout brings in Latin funk percussion, tripped out keyboard textures and some really great horn arrangements. They move raw slabs like "Iron Man" into surprising, instrumental percussion realms we'd never imagine them, and it's pretty amazing! "The Wizard" and "NIB" feature vocals by Alex Marrero, "Hand Of Doom" features Alex Maas", and "Planet Caravan" has vocals by David Jimenez – and other tracks include "Iron Man", "Black Sabbath" and "Into The Void". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available Brownout Presents – Brown Sabbath ... CD 12.99

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New RL BurnsideFirst Recordings (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Fat Possum/Epitaph, 1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Astoundingly strong early recordings by Mississippi blues hero RL Burnside – with violence-tinged songs performed with a clearer, though no less tough voice than we heard on the songs that made him a bit more famous in 1990s! Includes RL's takes on traditionals played on acoustic guitar and accompanied by little more than foot stomps and handclaps! Really vital stuff, whether you're hearing RL Burnside for the first time, and finding this after more famous later recordings. Includes "Just Like A Bird Without A Feather", "Goin' Down South", "Come On In", "Rollin' And Tumblin'", "Jumper On The Line", "Hobo Blues", "Sat Down On My Bnd And Cried" and more, LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes MP3 download.)

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New Ron CarterSpanish Blue ... LP
CTI, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the massive Ron Carter albums from the mid 70s – and a set of 4 open-ended modal tracks that hit a similar Latin/but not Latin approach as the tracks on Coltrane's great Ole album. The group's a small one – featuring Carter on bass, Billy Cobham on drums, Jay Berliner on guitar, Ralph MacDonald on percussion, Roland Hanna on piano, and Hubert Laws on flute. Laws' playing is some of the best on the record – and his solos carry most of the songs nicely, a lot more nicely, in fact, than those on his own albums at the time. Leon Pendarvis makes a guest appearance playing electric piano on the cut "Arkansas", which is a bit funky – and other tunes include "El Noche Sol", "Sabado Sombrero", and "El Noche Sol". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is wrinkled on the bottom half, with a large torn section on front.)

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New Eumir DeodatoIdeias ... CD
Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early bossa magic from Deodato – cut years before his electric fusion albums in the 70s! This little gem shows Deodato to be quite the arranger – working in a small combo mode that mixes percussion, guitars, and horns with his own sweet piano and organ licks – grooving in a gentler, sparer sort of way than on his albums with the Os Catedraticos ensemble – and going for a really warm and wonderful sound! The album's got a feel that's different than a lot of other bossa albums from the time – at one level, a bit more sophisticated on the rhythms, but at another level, done with a style that's cleaner and more down to earth than the larger backings on other Brazilian sides. Tracks include "Samblues", "Nuvens", "Encanto Triste", "So Tinha De Ser Come Voce", and "Deus Brasileiro". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Armen DonelianWayfarer ... CD
Sunnyside, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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New Gianni FerrioUna Farfalla Con Le Ali Insanguinate - Original Soundtrack ... LP
Right Tempo (Italy), 1973/1998. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic! Easy Tempo scores again with this beautiful rerelease/repackaging of Gianni Ferrio's lost score for the film Una Farfalla Con Le Ali Insanguinate. The music has lots of spare spooky keyboards, with a slow building sound that's similar to Francis Lai's best soundtrack work, and a warm wash of sound that's very similar to some of Morricone's best stuff – like La Donna Invisible. Don't go looking for funky breaks on this one, but if you love cool swirling Euro soundtrack material, this set's an amazing piece of work, and it's been repackaged with the usual sexy Easy Tempo look. God, we love their stuff! Tracks include "Concerto Blues", "Soliloquio", and "Inutile". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Dizzy GillespieSomething Old/Something New ... CD
Verve/Philips, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful work from one of Dizzy's greatest periods – and an album not to pass up! The set features Diz playing 5 old bop tunes, and 4 new tracks from the pen of the great Tom McIntosh, one of the scene's brightest arrangers at the time, and a talent who was looming large, thanks to support from folks like Diz and James Moody. Moody's in the group – blowing tenor with a quintet that includes Kenny Barron on piano, Chris White on bass, and Rudy Collins on drums – and his tone is incredible, with a darkness that he'd rarely had before, and the whole group has a mixture of modern tones and soulful grooves that's beyond compare! Titles include "November Afternoon", "The Cup Bearers", "The Day After", "This Lovely Afternoon", "Good Bait", "Dizzy Atmosphere" and the non-LP cut "Early Mornin' Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Burton GreeneLive At The Woodstock Playhouse 1965 ... CD
Porter, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A long lost quartet recording led by pianist Burton Greene recorded at the Woodstock Playhouse in 1965! It's incredible stuff, from the loose, sparse and lyrical sounds to the more muscular, tense and riveting passages. Just a read of the lineup is exciting – Greene's working with drummer Rashied Ali, Marion Brown on alto sax and Reggie Johnson on bass – and the sounds live up to promise! The centerpiece of the set is a longer run through of the Greene composition "Cluster Quartet" that appeared on his Burton Greene Quartet LP on ESP the same year (although we think Brown is the only player on this live set who appeared on the LP), while the set opens with the lighter and moodier, "Tree Theme II". The nearly half hour closer "Like It Is" works in both the heavier and the sparer dynamics. We can only hope Porter Records continues to bring such amazing rare jazz to light! CD

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New Herbie HancockSpeak Like A Child (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very sweet, and oft-overlooked session that has Herbie mixing a nice dose of lyricism into his usual soul jazz approach from the 60s! The sound's a bit farther-reaching than on some of Herbie's smaller group sessions – and the record features a sextet that includes Ron Carter, Mickey Roker, Jerry Dodgion, Thad Jones, and Peter Phillips – all soaring with the warmth and introspection that was showing up in some of the best Blue Notes from the time. The harder-hitting soul jazz riffs and hooks are nicely replaced by more thoughtful lines that get a bit deeper, soufully – and nearly all tracks on the set are originals by Hancock! The album's filled with great moments – and tracks include "The Sorcerer", "Riot", and "Goodbye To Childhood". CD features 3 bonus alternate takes! CD
Also available
Speak Like A Child ... CD 4.99
Speak Like A Child (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP

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New Andrew HillDay The World Stood Still ... CD
Stunt (Netherlands), 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An extremely compelling recent set by modern jazz legend Andrew Hill – recorded in conjunction with his winning of the prestigious Jazzpar Prize! The set features Hill leading a larger group than usual – an octet directed in jazz orchestra formation – playing with a range of tone and color that really surprised us. Some tracks have the bracing modernism of Hill's earliest work, while others are more contemplative – still left-of-center, certainly, but also gentler and filled with a side of expression that we'd never heard in Hill's music. Hill plays piano, and other instrumentation includes tenor, flute, alto, bass trombone, and trumpet – and titles include "Not Sa No Sa", "Ghetto Echoes", "Hermano Frere", "Do To", and "When Peace Comes". CD

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New I-RoyDon't Check Me With No Lightweight Stuff 1972 to 1975 ... CD
Blood & Fire (UK), Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Clasic toasting and freestyling from I- Roy, one of the most heavyweight DJs of all time! Riding some of the finest rhythms of Buny Lee & Keith Hudson mixed by dub master King Tubby & Errol Thompson, this collection features boasts and more conscious topics, too: "Hot Stuff", "Black Talk", "Sufferer's Psalm", "Superfly" and "Straight to Heathen Head". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Paul KellyBest Of Paul Kelly ... CD
Warner, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
At the time of the original recordings on this CD, Paul Kelly was sort of a lost southern soul artist who was being issued by Warner Brothers during the time when they were really trying to cultivate a soul audience among white liberal hipsters. Oddly enough, the rerelease of the material on this compilation seems to have given Kelly the fame with that crowd that he never got in the 70s – which is a good thing, because even though the production's a bit smarmy, Kelly's super-talented, and is a singer who deserves much more recognition than he ever received. The set's one of the better (and more essential) of Warner's Archive series – and it includes lots of nice cuts like "Till I Get To My Baby's Love", "Take It Away From Him", "Don't Burn Me", "Stealin In The Name Of The Lord", and "Stealin Love On the Side". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Krzysztof KomedaKnife In Water/Innocent Sorcerers ... CD
El (UK), 1960/1962. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Komeda soundtrack work from the early 60s – his legendary score for Roman Polanski's Knife In Water – plus a bit of his work from the earlier Innocent Sorcerers and other jazzy material from the period! Knife In The Water Is a wonderful score that echoes with the modern tones and phrasing first explored in French cinema during the new wave! Komeda plays piano, and there's wonderful saxophone lines on nearly every track in the score – stretching out with stark edges and bold colors, and sounding a bit like Barney Wilen on some of his best soundtrack work! Titles on this version are "Ballad For Bernt", "Crazy Girl", "Typish Jazz", "Cherry" and "Roman Two". This CD on El also pulls together some similarly jazzy Komeda work from the film Innocent Sorcerers, some Warsaw festival recordings and other bits. 18 tracks in all – with titles including "Niewinni Czarodzieje" (in three parts), "Get Out Of Town", "Stella By Starlight", "For Heaven's Sake", "Three Little Words" and more. CD

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New La KshambaGuerreros De Barrio ... CD
La Kshamba (Panama), 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Le PamplemousseLe Spank/Monkey See Monkey Do ... 12-inch
AVI, 1977. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
"Le Spank" is probably the most successful track ever by this Rinder/Lewis side project – and for good reason, too! The cut's got a cool moogy groove that pops across the top nicely, a bit sparer than the rest of its disco contemporaries, and with a catchiness that's undeniable! This 12" version is over 10 minutes long, too! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light aging.)

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New Gerald LeeBlack Shampoo – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Dimension, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wicked little soundtrack that's about as badass as you can get for the 70s – the obscure score for the black answer to Warren Beatty's famous Shampoo! The music on the set is really great – sparer than usual for a blacksploitation soundtrack, with lots of nice instrumental tracks that riff on guitars and keys – and a few totally excellent laidback cuts that are a perfect example of slow funk at its best! The album also features some slight snippets of dialogue from the film, interspersed with the musical tracks, in a mode that really recalls the feel of the film. Lots of killer tracks on the set, and titles include "Mr Jonathan", "The Chase", "Can You Feel The Love", "Soft", "I'll Get You", "Main Theme", "The Flight", "Love Theme", "Black Brief Case", and "The BBQ". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Johnny LytleLoop/New & Groovy ... CD
BGP (UK), 1966. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer set that combines both of Johnny's rare albums cut for the tiny Tuba label in the mid 60s! The records both have a great funky vibes sound, with lots of tight drumming, and soulful bubbling organ grooves. These are very sought after in their original pressings, and both LPs usually fetch upwards of $40 when we get them in – and they fly right out the door as soon as they hit the web. Loop is the rarer of Johnny Lytle's two albums for the obscure Tuba label from Detroit. Johnny's classic trio, with Peppy Hinnant on organ, is backed by a larger group that features Wynton Kelly on piano and Willie Rodriguez on conga. New and Groovy is very nicely stripped down - and the focus of the album is on down-and-dirty groovers, perfect for the jazzy stepper set that still digs Lytle loads! Loads of short groovy steppin jazz vibes cuts, like "The Loop", "The Man", "The Snapper", "Selim", and way way more! CD

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New Sabu MartinezJazz Espagnole ... LP
Alegre, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A masterpiece of Latin jazz – and one of the truest expressions of the genre we can think of! The album's quite unique, especially for the time – a spare, stripped-down presentation of Latin-influenced jazz – a sound that has its roots in the cubop experiments of a decade before, but which comes off here with even more dynamic energy! Sabu's sound is quite different from the more staid styles of the cha cha/charanga generation at the time of this recording – and thanks to his own heavy conga, percussion from Louie Ramirez, trumpet from Marty Sheller, and alto sax from Bobby Porcelli, the whole album bristles with electricity and excitement. The horn solos are given plenty of room to do their thing – space you might find more on Blue Note or Prestige – and Sabu adds in some great sparer percussion bits too. Titles include "The Oracle", "Breakin' It In", "Flipping", "Nica's Dream", "Otra Vez", and lots lots more great ones! LP, Vinyl record album

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New James MoodyAnother Bag ... LP
Argo, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hip, angular, post-bop material from James Moody – the kind of album that made him one of the key soul jazz innovators of the 60s! The session's one of Moody's excellent outings with arranger Tom McIntosh – a young talent who helped re-shape Moody's musical vision with his deeply colorful arrangements – penned here for a smallish group, but still breaking out with deeper tones than Moody had ever expressed before on record! Tunes are a wonderful mix of modal, soul jazz, and more introspective tunes – played by James on both flute and tenor, alongside hip players that include Kenny Barron on piano, Paul Serrano on trumpet, Marshall Thompson on drums, Ernest Outlaw on bass, and John Avant on trombone. Titles include some excellent McIntosh originals – like "The Cup Bearers", "The Day After", "Minuet In G", and "Ally" – plus equally-fresh tunes "Spastic" and "Pleyel D'Jaime". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a stain along the opening.)

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New Ennio MorriconeC'Era Una Volta Il West (aka Once Upon A Time In The West) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA/GDM (Italy), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Ennio Morricone's most famous film scores – and certainly the one that got him recognized as a genius on a global level! The whole thing's pretty damn eerie – about as eerie as the movie, which is a real stunner – and it shifts from dark orchestral themes to sparer numbers that use guitar, banjo, and some really creepy whistling to set the mood – that landmark Morricone sense of space that really transformed film music in the 60s. Some tracks feature vocal work by I Cantorni Moderni, directed by Alessandro Alessandroni – and titles include "C'Era Una Volta Il West", "L'Ultimo Rantolo", "L'Uomo", "L'Uomo Dell'Armonica" and "L'America Di Jill". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl!)

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New Ennio MorriconeFistful Of Dollars/For A Few Dollars More ... LP
Camden/RCA (UK), Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A cool album – featuring one side of the score to A Fistful Of Dollars and one side of the soundtrack of For A Few Dollars More! The songs are short, but tense – and mix plodding solo instrumentation with some sparer dramatic moments, creating a sublime tension that's unsurpassed in the realm of western scoring! Titles include "A Fistful Of Dollars", "Almost Dead", "The Chase", "The Result", "Without Pity", "Sixty Seconds To What?", "The Watcher Watched", "Vice Of Killing", "The Showdown", "Goodbye Colonel" and "For A Few Dollars More". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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New Augustus PabloAfrica Must Be Free By 1983 Dub ... LP
Message (Jamaica), 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The dub counterpart to Hugh Mundell's classic Pablo-produced side of the same name. Stripped down drum and bass of the rolling Swaby rockers, this stands up alongside the best of Pablo's melodica driven dub sides from the mid 70s. 8 massively heavy dubs: "Unity Dub", "Africa Dub", "My Mind Dub", "Western Kingston Style", "Levi Dub", "Revolution Dub", "Judgement Dub" and "Sufferer Dub". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rockers International pressing.)

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New William ParkerCentering – Unreleased Recordings 1976 to 1987 (6CD set) ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 6CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing collection of music from legendary bassist William Parker – 6 CDs' worth of performances, all of them unreleased, packaged together in a limited edition box set with a detailed booklet as well! The scope of the sounds is amazing – almost like finding the full career of a jazz musician in one space – even though it's only a slice of the rich contributions that Parker has made to music over his decades in jazz! A number of the tracks features important large ensembles that push forward ideas from the loft jazz generation – with players who include Daniel Carter on saxes, David S Ware on tenor, Jemeel Moondoc on alto, Charles Tyler on baritone, Roy Campbell and Raphe Malik on trumpets, Billy Bang on violin, and Rashid Bakr and Dennis Charles on drums. Other tracks feature sparer pairings that are especially haunting – duets between Parker's bass and the alto and trumpet of Daniel Carter, a trio with David S Ware on tenor and Dennis Charles on drums, and two long duo tracks with tenorist Charles Gayle! The whole thing's amazing – worth far more in music than its hefty price tag – and a huge discovery throughout! CD
(Hand numbered, limited edition of 1000.)

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New Lee Perry & OthersSound Doctor – Lee Perry And The Sufferers' Black Ark Singles & Dub Plates 1972 To 1978 ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stellar set of surviving 70s Black Ark productions by Lee Perry – with rare and unreleased cuts plus pivotal, if long-buried sides by Junior Byles, U Roy, Delroy Butler, Tinga Stewart, The Upsetters, The Flames, The Ethiopians, Jah T and more – Perry-produced gems for Kingston's cultural rebels and sufferers! The Sound Doctor compilation is really an essential, perfectly-collected batch on Pressure Sounds – the UK label that once again proves to be among the finest and most respectful of Sound Doctor devotees. Among the exceptional rarities are the unreleased "Army Of Love" by Junior Byles, an exclusive dub plate mix of the Upsetters "Horny Train", the raw original mix of U Roy's "006" and many more – stirringly soulful Black Ark singles and dub versions including "Sound Doctor" by Bobby Floyd, "Do Good" by Al Maytone", "Different Experience" by Brother Ray", "Smiling Faces" by Tinga Stewart, "It's Impossible" by The Ethiopians, "Grandfather Land" by Jah T, "King Of Kings" by Pat Francis, "Be Prepared" by Keith Poppin, "Key Card" by Lee & Jimmy, "Start Over" by The Gatherers and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Houston PersonMelody Lingers On ... CD
High Note, 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Soulful sounds from legendary tenorist Houston Person – working here with a hip group that makes the album way more than just another batch of late nite ballads! Houston's tenor is well-rounded and laidback, but it's got some fresh company in a quintet that includes the vibes of Steve Nelson, piano of Lafayette Harris, bass of Ray Drummond, and drums of Lewis Nash – none of whom are newcomers to jazz, but who definitely represent a more youthful approach that makes itself especially known in the rhythms – which breathe new life into tunes that include "Only Trust Your Heart", "Bewitched", "You're Nearer", "Gone Again", "Try A Little Tenderness", and "They All Laughed". CD

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New Jimmy PonderIllusions ... LP
Impulse, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet smooth album of funky jazz from guitarist Jimmy Ponder – with a style that's right out of the Bob James-arranged albums for Kudu! Jimmy's guitar is nice and lean, laidback over some tripped out, easily funky arrangements, with strings conducted by Johnny Pate on a few numbers, and keyboards by Ronnie Foster on a few others. Tracks include "Sabado Sombrero", "Do It Baby", "Funky Butt", "Energy III", and "Jennifer". LP, Vinyl record album

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New QueensrycheQueensryche ... LP
EMI, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Lady Wore Black". Cover has a creased conrer.)

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New RaekwonOnly Built 4 Cuban Linx (2LP purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Loud/RCA/Get On Down, 1995. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Chef Raekwon cooks up one of finest hip hop albums in history – a standout moment in the Wu Tang canon and the 90s in general! Given Ghostface's presence throughout, the prime RZA production and other top shelf guests, you could almost call this one a Wu Tang Clan album, if not for Raekwon's incredible leadership behind the mic. Guests include Nas, Method Man, Inspektah Deck and more from the Wu Tang family. An absolute standard-bearer! Titles include "Spot Rusherz", "Can It Be All So Simple", "Knuckleheadz", "Criminology", "Ice Water", "Wisdom Body", and "Wu-Gambinos". This great 2LP remastered 2012 vinyl reissue also includes the bonus "North Star (Jewels)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered 2LP Get On Down on translucent purple vinyl – with liner notes by Raekwon and Brian Coleman.)

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New RoyalsPick Up The Pieces ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Just when you thought the last of the great Jamaican soul treasures had been tapped, Pressure Sounds unearths this sweet collection by Roy Cousins and the Royals. Clearly drawing on Detroit and Chicago for soulful harmony influences, this compilation pulls together a load of mellow reggae, highlighting a talent who's name has only really been known to hardcore enthusiasts. All the tracks were self produced by Cousins, and though the rhythms were cut by a number of different backing groups, with a rotating lineup of backing vocalists, there's a wonderfully rich vibe throughout. One of the most satisfying revive reissues we've heard in some time, packed with 20 tracks, and great notes, this set includes "Pick Up the Pieces", "Ghetto Man", "Sufferer of the Ghetto", "If You Want Good", "Message", "When You Are Wrong" in two versions, "Blacker Black" and "Down Comes The Rain". CD

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New Gil Scott-HeronFree Will (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really tremendous album from the legendary Gil Scott-Heron – and a set that stands as one of his greatest statements from the 70s! The record is a wonderful example of Gil's work in two different styles – sweet mellow jazzy soul, and harder heavier protest poetry – the latter from his roots as a writer in touch with the streets, and the former part of a brilliant new direction that he was taking on the Flying Dutchman label. Side one features classic jazzy tracks recorded with Brian Jackson – like "Free Will", "The Middle Of Your Days", "Speed Kills", and "Did You Hear What They Said?". Side two moves over to a much sparer sound – and has Gil reciting some of his poetry with very heavy percussion, and a very righteous approach. The wisdom and knowledge of those pieces is a perfect example of the kinds of issues that were haunting black America in the early 70s – especially on the tracks "No Knock", "The King Alfred Plan", and "Sex Education: Ghetto Style". CD features 11 stunning bonus tracks – alternates of songs on the album, and some very cool "breakdown" tracks as well! CD
Also available Free Will (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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New SkyyNearer To You ... CD
Atlantic, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print. CD case has a cutout notch.)

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New Solar – Source Of Live Arkestra RevelationFaith For My Mind ... LP
Solar/Superfly (France), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful, beautiful little record – as righteous and soulful as some of the best spiritual jazz classics of the 70s – and arguably even rarer, as it was only issued on a tiny label from Atlanta! Solar have a sound that uses 3 female lead vocalists in chorus formation – one that comes across with the righteousness of Roy Ayers' best use of such a style, but which is taken even further in a wave of soul jazz expression – in a mode that reminds us a lot of the work of Dee Dee Bridgewater or Jean Carn singing together on key early records by Norman Connors, Carlos Garnett, or Mtume! The vocals share equally with the instrumentation on the set – delivering a message that's rich and positive, but never cliched or hokey. Instrumentation includes flute, soprano sax, piano, and some great percussion – and playing is inside, but exploratory – definitely in a post-Coltrane vein. Titles include "Rejoice", "Vanity", "Living For The Most High", "Faith For My Mind", and "It's A New Day". Really great stuff – and right up there with the classics of spiritual soul jazz! LP, Vinyl record album

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New SOS BandSOS Band – Greatest Hits ... CD
Virgin, 1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Consummate modern soul from the SOS Band – the 80s scene flag bearers who carried the tight funky combo piece of the puzzle from the 70s into the polished sound of the 80s! The group's albums were generally pretty evenly divided between tightly popping groovers, and big drippy ballads – and the hits are laid out appropriately. A nice little snapshot of the era – with that great 80s bass thump and crisp drums and beat tracks! Many of the cuts were produced by pre-Janet era Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis – including "Just Be Good To Me", "Tell Me If You Still Care", "The Finest", "Just The Way You Like It". Other tracks include "SOS", "Take Your Time", "High Hopes", "Borrowed Love", "Sands Of Time" and "No Lies". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Donna SummerWanderer (mono, stereo) ... 12-inch
Geffen, 1980. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Tangerine DreamSorcerer ... LP
MCA, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great soundtrack moment for Tangerine Dream – and one of their darkest, too! Bill Friedkin's films are always pretty darn spooky – but the music of the group definitely adds a lot here – bringing in these coldly hypnotic passages that really work wonders with the images on the screen – and, in a way, also help Tangerine Dream compress their often longform electronic musings into more of an "essence" by focusing on scene-based compositions! And even without the film, the album still really stands strongly on its own – a great maturation moment for Tangerine Dream, but one that still has all the edge and darkness of their best early recordings too. Titles include "Rain Forest", "The Call", "Creation", "Vengeance", "Search", and "Grind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a three inch split in the top seam with a crease. Back cover has light age spots.)

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New Trombone ShortyFor True ... CD
Verve, 2011. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Trombone Shorty continues to charismatically do away with genre definitions of all kinds as well as defying convential expectations New Orleans brass band jazz, soul or jazzy soul – he's been doing that for years and it's still his way on For True! Trombone Shorty is also B-3 Shorty, Drums Shorty, Piano Shorty, Bass Shorty , Singer Shorty and Percussion Shorty – the fella does it all in some cases – with some accompaniment on guitar, bass, drums, percussion and sax. Some famous admirers join, too, including Rebirth Brass Band, Warren Haynes (on a song co-written by Shorty & Lamont Dozier) and others. Includes "Buckjump", "Encore", "For True", "Do To Me", "The Craziest Thing", "Dumaine St", "Mrs. Orleans", "Nervis", "Roses", "Big 12", "There There Was You" and "Lagniappe" (Pts 1 & 2). CD

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New Melvin Van PeeblesBrer Soul ... LP
A&M, 1968. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing stuff from Melvin Van Peebles! Brer Soul is a mad mix of funky soul insanity and straight up wisdom – a mix of moods that also seems to inform the best of his films, now that we think about it – and it's put together with enough wild clashes of culture to shake anyone up. Funk, soul, jazz, poetry, and righteousness blend into a great batch of tracks! Includes groovy cuts like "Lilly Done the Zampoughi Everytime I Pulled Her Coattail", "Mirror Mirror On The Wall", "The Coolest Place In Town", "The Dozens", "Tenth And Greenwich (Women's House Of Detention)", and "Sera Sera Jim". It's the right kind of late 60s crazy from one of the most unique artists ever to pick up a microphone, camera or any other artistic medium put of front of him! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Caetano VelosoEstrangeiro ... CD
Elektra, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A late 80s album that was an attempt (one of many) to bring Caetano's wicked work to a larger audience. In this instance, Caetano is backed and produced by some New York hipsters – all with a commitment to music, and all with names that would help the album sell well in the American hipster market. Arto Lindsay and Peter Sherer handled the production chores, and with guests like Marc Ribot, Bill Frisell, and Lindsay himself, the sound's a bit more modern rock than his other stuff. Tracks include "Etc", "Jasper", "Este Amor", "Rai Das Cores", and the title track. CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousAfrosound Of Colombia Vol 2 ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really wonderful dip into the music of Colombia – and a set that offers way more than just the usual Latin-styled sounds! The collection definitely takes its "Afrosound" title seriously – and goes for grooves that are deeper than usual, with rhythmic interplay that ranges from rootsy to jazzy – and which often has a nice link to older African traditions – of the sort that African artists would then borrow back from Colombian music in the 70s! There's loads here we've never discovered before – and the double-length collection is a really revelatory one, on a par with Colombian work from labels like Soundway or Analog Africa. Titles include "Banana De Queso" by Afrosound, "Calenita" by Michi Sarmiento, "Rosalba" by Banda 20 De Julio De Repelon, "Dale Al Bambo" by The Latin Brothers, "Pachanga Miramar" by El Sexteto Miramar, "Cumbia De Luna" by El Combo Loco, "Juventud Flaca Y Loca" by Lisandro Meza Y Su Como Gigante, "Yolanda" by Los Bestiales, "El Nativo" by Wganda Kenya, "Batukacuto" by Tita Duval, "Goza Mi Tamborera" by Los Teenagers, and "Staying Alive" by Machuca Cumbia. CD

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New VariousChicago Soul – Electric Blues, Funk & Soul – The New Sound Of Chicago In The 1960's ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive overview of the genius Chicago scene of the late 60s – and a set that's overflowing with some of the heaviest music ever recorded! The collection focuses on the most groundbreaking work from the later Chess years – particularly the funky blues, psychedelic soul, and tripped out jazz that was coming out of the Cadet Concept studios in the hands of producers like Charles Stepney, Richard Evans, and Marshall Chess! The Chess groups were ahead of their time by decades – blending together styles without a thought of simple genre restrictions, often forsaking chart fame and record sales in pursuit of an adventurous groove. And while some of the artists on the set may be familiar names, we can promise that most of them are presented in styles that you may not have heard before – as the collection features many unreissued numbers that are making their first reappearance here! 2LP set comes with a great set of notes on the inner sleeve – and features 20 tracks in all, including "Please Newsboy" by Eve Barnum, "Burning Spear" by Soulful Strings, "More & More" by Little Milton, "Baltimore Oriole" by Lorez Alexandria, "Soul Vibrations" by Dorothy Ashby, "Evil" by Howlin Wolf, "Stereo Freeze" by The Stereos, "The Way I Feel" by Phil Upchurch, "Mama's Got A Good Thing" by Laura Lee, "The Wailer" by Sonny Cox, "Leave It In The Hands Of Love" by Fontella Bass, "Why Am I Treated So Bad" by The Majestic Choir & The Soul Stirrers, "She Suits Me To A Tee" by Buddy Guy, "Memory Band" by Rotary Connection, and "In My Body's House" by Gene Chandler. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Chicago Soul – Electric Blues, Funk & Soul – The New Sound Of Chicago In The 1960's ... CD 22.99

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New VariousDjoon Experience – Compiled & Mixed By Black Coffee & Joe Claussell ... CD
BBE (UK), 2013. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of sweet mix CDs from Joe Claussell and Black Coffee – each done in support of Djoon, the multi-cultural nightspot in Paris! Joe Claussell brings out all his best tones here – those cosmic elements mixed with earthier elements that have always kept his music grounded so firmly in tradition – a future vision, but one with a keen ear for the past as well – spun out over a mix that includes "Cross Roads" by Ron Trent, "Elektric Afrika (Joe Claussell rmx)" by The Bayara Citizens, "1960 What (Opolopo kick and bass rerub)" by Gregory Porter, "With More Love" by Joaquin Joe Claussell, "Once Again (morning factory edit)" by Reggie Dokes, and "Old Landmark (Joe Claussell's mission for today voc)" by The Djoon Experience with Kenny Bobien. CD 2 features Black Coffee working in slightly similar territory, but with a bit more of an edge, too – some harder beats and faster rhythms, but tracks that are still graced with plenty of warm touches too. Titles include "You & Me" by Keys Snow, "Surroundings" by Natz Efx, "Love Song 28" by Jullian Gomes, "All Alone" by Tumelo with Vikter Duplaix, "People With Bullets" by G Family, "We Are One" by Black Coffee with Hugh Masekela, "Avenue Of Dreams" by Sai & Ribatone, and "Get Over It (Sun-el Sithole rmx)" by Bucie. CD

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New VariousKollektion 1 – Sky Records Compiled By Tim Gane ... CD
Sky/Bureau B (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful dip into the legendary Sky Records catalog from Germany – home to some of the most inventive, creative electronic work of the late 70s – and a key inspiration on generations of musicians for years to come! As proof of that, this set's put together by Tim Gane of Stereolab – who's out to show the more "pop" side of the Sky catalog – a claim that's a bit tongue-in-cheek, given that most of these cuts don't feature any vocals or poppy hooks at all! Yet there is a way of moving electronics forward that really bridges a space between earlier academic or proggish modes, and some of the thinner 80s sounds to come – a really special Sky way of doing a hell of a lot with just a little, often with results that are surprisingly warm, and very resonant after all these years. Titles include "Doppelschnitt" by Moebius & Beerbohm, "Wein Aus Wien" by Asmus Tietchens, "Glaubersalz" by Roedelius, "Feuerland" by Michael Rother, "Prothese" by Cluster, "Conditionierer" by Moebius & Plank, "Rattenwiesel" by Moebius, "In Der Zeit" by Gunter Schickert, "Auf Der Hohe" by Rodelius, "Selstsame Gegend" by Cluster, "The Belldog" by Eno Moebius Roedelius, "Trummerkopfe" by Asmus Tietchens, and "Himmelblau" by Riechmann. CD

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New VariousMy Intention Is War – Trinidad Calypsos 1928 to 1948 ... LP
Mississippi, Late 20s/1930s/1940s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Vintage material from the key years of calypso in Trinidad – pulled from a host of 78rpm recordings, and presented here in the usual lovely Mississippi Records tyle! Instrumentation is often relatively spare – lively Latin-styled rhythms with acoustic guitar or piano, and some occasional jazzier inflections on horns – all to support the playfully political lyrics in the lead! Titles include "When Me Body Lay down In The Grave" by The Lion, "Lopez Contreras" by Codello's Top Hatters Orchestre, "Inequality Of Life" by Atilla The Hun, "Under The British Commander" by Emery Cournard Serenaders, and "Exploiting" by The Caresser. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousNYC Salsa 2 – The Incendiary Sound Of Latin New York ... CD
Fania, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A heavy-hitting batch of salsa from the legendary Fania Records catalog – and a collection that's almost more on fire than the first volume in the series! As before, the tracks here showcase the best sounds of New York's glory days for Latin music – that point in the 70s when the scene was exploding anew with a fresh sense of power and pride – and really hitting the best elements of the groove that was starting to be known as salsa! The package digs a bit deeper than before, and features some great lesser-known gems – and like other titles from the revived Fania, the packaging and presentation is superb. Titles include "El Remolon" by Cabrerita, "Timbalero Mayor" by Menique, "Payaso" by La Muralla, "Resignacion" by Gilberto Cruz, "Don Anastacio" by Javier Vazquez, "Arenque" by Alfredo Vargas, "Nosotros" by Monguito Santamaria, "Catano" by Justo Betancourt, "La Fiera" by Kako & Azuquita, and "Dejame En Paz" by Johnny Colon. CD
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New VariousPsych Funk 101 – A Global Psychedelic Curriculum 1968 to 1975 ... LP
World Psychedelic Classics, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunner of a collection of psychedelic funk from all over the world – incredible material with the spiraling atmosphere and free spirit of the psychedelic scene – and the furious sense of groove learned from the funk movement! Psych Funk 101 sets out to be a definitive overview, and makes a heck of strong case for itself as such – with a couple recognizable names (including Mulatu, who simply could not be overlooked, on a compilation with aspirations of serving as a psychedelic funk standard bearer) and more from Istanbul, Athens, Paris, Beirut, Cairo, Paris, Lagos, Moscow and beyond! Pummeling funky drums & percussion, hazy organ drones, middle eastern rhythms & melodies, fuzzy guitars and more – disparate material with relative psychedelic funk atmosphere! 14 tracks in all: "Su Derenin Sulari" by Husnu Ozkartal Orkestrasi, "Respect" by Kukumbas, "Alemiye" by Mulatu Astake feat Belaynesh Wubante, "The Man Who Must Leave" by Kim Sun, "What You Can Do In Your Life" by Petalouda, "Ghabileh-Ye Lily" by Mehr Pooya., "The Feed-Back" by The Group, "Circuito Chiuso" by Armando Sciascia, "Mevlana Boyle Dede" by Metin H Alatli, "Dagon" by Eskaton and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousSaoco – The Bomba & Plena Explosion In Puerto Rico 1954 to 1966 (3LP set) ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1950s/1960s. Used 3LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of 50s and 60s music from Puerto Rico – and a killer compilation centered around the pioneering work of percussionist Rafael Cortijo and singer Ismael Rivera! Essentially, this a blueprint for the global salsa, tropical and Latin scenes to come – and it's invigorating, tightly grooving and wonderful stuff all the way! Wall-to-wall Afro and West Indian-indebted percussion and rhythms, with tight horns and incredible vocals. It's filled pioneering work, but this is hardly a history listen – it's a fun set, and a sprawling one at that! Includes "Cortaron a Elena" by Cortijo (as Canario & Su Grupo con Raful), "En Orbita" by Baltazar Carrero, "Habla Cuembre" by Los Caballeros Del Ritmo, "El Plenero" by Mon Rivera Y Su Orquesta, "Dejalo Que Suba" by by Cortijo (as Canario & Su Grupo con Raful), "Belinda" by Chivirico, "Cucala" by Cortijo Y Su Combo con Ismael Rivera, "Ron Con Coco" by Mon Rivera Y Su Orquesta and more. 30 tracks on 3LPs! LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousSoul Lounge 9 – 40 Soulful Grooves (3CD box set) ... CD
Dome/Soul Lounge (UK), 2012. New Copy 3 CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
40 tracks, at one mighty nice price – and a killer entry in the long-running Soul Lounge series! Think "soul" more than "lounge" – and get past the Hed Kandi-like image on the cover – because this stuff is the real deal – a great collection of Neo Soul gems pulled from the rich catalog of Dome Records – plus excellent tracks from other contemporary labels too! There's plenty to love here if you love our Neo Soul section – and we dare say that the track selection here is as good as we would have chosen, were we to put out such a set. Titles include "Nights" by Sy Smith with Rahsaan Patterson, "You Got Love" by Kindred The Family Soul, "Like This" by Avery Sunshine, "1960 What (Opolopo kick & bass rerub)" by Gregory Porter, "Get Myself Together (souldynamic rmx)" by Angela Johnson, "Zaius (Ski Oakenfull mix)" by Incognito, "In The Thick Of It" by Sunburst Band with Angela Johnson, "This Is What You Are" by Mario Biondi, "Sweetness" by Carleen Anderson, "Warm Human" by Heston, "Never In Your Sun" by Khari Cabral Simmons with India Arie, "Body Language" by Anthony David, and "Teardrops" by Avani. CD

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New Art Ensemble Of ChicagoKabalaba – Live At Montreux Jazz Festival ... CD
AECO, 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rare treasure from the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – recorded as a supposed third album for Atlantic records in 1974, but unissued for years until the group released it on their own! The session is a live one, recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival – and features the unique addition of Muhal Richard Abrams on piano, making for the group's first session ever with the instrument! Muhal's work nicely colors in the spare spaces on the set – giving a soaring, lyrical quality to a few of the numbers – and really standing in stark contrast to the freer solo work of the other players. At times, Abrams is playing these longer lines that almost have a McCoy Tyner sort of energy – directing the set with a tremendous searching vibe – and at other times, he joins the group in their sparer exploration of sound and space – in a mode that's similar to some of their Parisian recordings. Titles include "Sun Precondition One", "Kabalaba", "Kaba Song", "Mal's Delight", and "Improvization A2". CD
(Packaged in a cool record-style sleeve.)

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New David BoykinMicrocosmic Sound Orchestra – Live At The Spareroom ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2005. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most ambitious recordings to date from Chicago improviser David Boykin – a large group performance done in the freely collaborative spirit of older AACM recordings! There's a relaxed, spontaneous vibe here that we really love – as Boykin and other Chicago players work through a variety of sound textures and musical ideas, using a range of instruments that runs from conventional saxes, flute, and guitar, to more unusual sounds from nose flute, bible harp, kitchen bowls, shenai, and many other less-common instruments. The entire work runs for 70 minutes in length, divided up into 10 shorter segments. CD

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New Terry CallierOccasional Rain ... CD
Cadet, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
Terry Callier's first album for Cadet – and the kickoff of one of the greatest three album runs that any soul artist ever recorded! This one's got a different feel than the later two, as it takes songs by Terry, and structures them with these little musical "seque" tracks in between every song, done in a sparer folksy style that recalls Terry's roots in the Old Town scene in Chicago. At the time, Terry was making the transition from folk artist to soul singer – and he'd been picked up by Jerry Butler and The Dells as a promising young songwriter, one of the best talents of the second generation of Chicago soul stars. The record's a stripped-down affair that features a small group with Charles Stepney on harpsichord and organ, Callier on guitar, and backing vocals by Minnie Riperton, Shirley Wahls, and Kitty Haywood. The album kicks off with Terry's great little pop ditty "Ordinary Joe" – probably the catchiest song he ever wrote – then rolls into more somber titles like "Occasional Rain", "Do You Finally Need A Friend", "Golden Circle", and "Blues For Marcus". A totally unique album – and a prime example of the genius that was coming out of Chicago at the time! CD
(Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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New Ray CharlesSpirit Of Christmas ... LP
Columbia, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great holiday album from Ray Charles – recorded in the 80s, but with a sound that's pretty classic all the way through! Ray's vocals are excellent – with that raspy intimate quality that persists all through his later years – and the sweetly jazzy arrangements work perfectly with the voice to bring new life to old classics like "What Child Is This", "Little Drummer Boy", "Winter Wonderland", and "Santa Claus Is Comin To Town". There's also a few nice obscurer numbers – like the country soul "That Spirit Of Christmas", plus "All I Want For Christmas" and "Christmas In My Heart", which both feature Ray on electric piano. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Willie ColonGuerrero De Corazon ... CD
Fania, 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print. Back tray card has a fold.)

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New Kevin CookFlip – The Inside Story Of TV's First Black Superstar ... Book
Viking, 2013. New Copy Hardcover ... Out Of Stock
First superstar is right – as we remember Flip being one of the boldest, strongest, most powerful forces on TV back in the day – really bridging the gap between different worlds of American humor, while also sneaking in a subtle political agenda too! The Flip Wilson Show never seemed to get much circulation in reruns, which is a shame – but author Kevin Cook does a great job of telling its tale, as well as that of Wilson – who had a surprisingly checkered childhood, yet managed a strong rise to fame. The book is 227 pages, hardcover, with black and white images. Book
(Spine has a remainder mark.)

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New Antonio Carlos JobimTerra Brasilis ... LP
Warner, 1980. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Pretty great stuff from Jobim – later than the classic years, but with a dark sophisticated sound that's pretty darn compelling. The album features larger orchestrations by Claus Ogerman, and in a way, it's similar to the Jobim album on Decca from 1973 – in that it's got all the simple elements of Jobim's earlier bossa scoring, flushed out into moodier orchestral forms that we'd rank right up there with the modernist work of Gil Evans or Duke Ellington. A few cuts have a breezier sparer sound, and you'll hear English versions of some older bossa tunes. Titles include "Dreamer", "Canta Mais", "Olha Maria", "Wave", "Two Kites", "This Happy Madness", "Song Of The Sabia", "Estrada Do Sol", "Voce Vai Ver", "Off Key", and "Triste". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Manolo JuarezTiempo Reflejado (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rare and beautiful album from pianist Manolo Juarez – who came from the same Argentine scene as Gato Barbieri and Astor Piazzolla – and a musician with a similar sense of moving older modes forward very strongly! The music here is jazz at the outset, but filled with lots of compelling little elements that push it way past the usual – a richer sense of feeling and sentiment that almost bridges towards some European players of the time, but which still retains some core folkloric elements that are definitely Argentine. Yet the overall execution is very 70s as well – including some great use of Fender Rhodes by Juarez, and instrumentation that also includes electric bass and guitar, light strings, and some occasional bandoneon from Dino Saluzzi, who'd later record a fair bit for ECM. Titles include "Chacarera Sin Segunda", "Para El Chango Farias Gomez", "Zamba De Lozano", and "Horas Malgastadas". CD

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New MahlerSymphony No 2 In C Minor (Resurrection) – Janet Baker/Heather Harper/Otto Klemperer/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra ... CD
Enterprise (Italy), 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
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New JK Randall/Barry Vercoe/Charles DodgeComputer Music ... LP
Nonesuch, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Lots of nice early computer music stuff, realized in the computer centers of Princeton and Columbia, by J.K. Randall, Barry Vercoe, and Charles Dodge. Lots of nice spooky bits, and spare analogue snippets – and the kind of sound that makes these early recordings so great! Includes "Quartets In Pairs", "Mudgett: Monologues By A Mass Murderer", and "Quartersines" by Randall, "Synthesism" by Vercoe, and "Changes" by Charles Dodge. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and small stickers.)

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New John StubblefieldCountin' On The Blues ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Reedman John Stubblefield made some of his best records as a leader for Enja – and this is definitely one of them! The set has Stubblefield coming across with maturity and focus that you might not have found a few years before – that kind of ebullient, soulful style that some of his best contemporaries were hitting in the late 80s – new modes of expression that were maybe less righteous than previous years, but a lot more powerful in their positive energy and subtle sense of care! John plays both tenor and soprano sax with this easygoing, soulful vibe – and the group also includes Hamiet Bluiett on baritone, Mulgrew Miller on piano, Charnett Moffett on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums – a well-matched lineup, as all players are at similar points in their musical conceptions. Stubblefield plays a bit of keyboards on one last track, but even that comes across well – with almost a Lonnie Liston Smith vibe – and titles include "Remembrance", "For Those Who Didn't Know", "Montauk", "The Wanderer", and "Going Home". CD

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New Suck Electronic EnciclopedicAsfixia Al Carrer Valencia (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1976/1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
We can say one thing for sure – these guys definitely don't suck, as their electronics are some of the most inventive we've ever heard on the European scene of the 70s – a really unique Spanish hybrid of influences from all the best German groups of the period, but taken out into much darker territory! Although most of the instrumentation here comes from keyboards and self-built synthesizers, there's also some heavy drums and guitar – which bring a strong focus, and this brooding energy that might well link these guys to some of the harder rock acts of the time, although all without any posturing at all. The blend is pretty great – as if Black Sabbath picked up keyboards and fired Ozzy, or if Genesis or Yes were more into instrumental passages with tripped-out echoey sax lines – instead of any vocals. Titles include "Se'n Van Les Verges", "Intro 2051", "El Cantir Fa L'Aigua Fresca", and "L'Entrepa". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Horace Tapscott/Pan Afrikan Peoples ArkestraFlight 17 ... CD
Nimbus, 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the best Horace Tapscott albums on Nimbus – and one that features him playing with the Pan-African Peoples Arkestra, who give the session a much fuller feel than some of Horace's other sparer sets. The group's made up of some strong hip players from the LA underground – and in a way, the record is an extension of the same kind of large-group style that Horace oversaw on Sonny Criss' legendary Sonny's Dream album – an angular blend of soulful and modern styles. Tracks include "Maui", "Flight 17", "Clarisse", and "Breeze". CD

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New Cal TjaderCal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico & Brazil ... CD
Verve/Jazz Heritage, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
A groovy 60s session from vibist Cal Tjader – and an excellent little Latin set, with a mixture of bossa nova and Latin jazz that goes way beyond the promise of the title! The great Clare Fischer arranged the set – and if you know his work with Cal, you know that he's got a wonderful approach to jazz that works perfectly with Tjader's unique phrasing – a spacious sensibility, and a great sense of timing – one that always ensures the tunes sparkle with a sweetly stepping groove. Fischer plays piano on the record – and other players include Laurindo Almeida on guitar, Paul Horn on reeds, Johnny Rae on timbales, and Milt Holland on percussion. Titles include "Choro E Batuque", "Nao Diga Nada", "Elizete", "Imagen", "Vai Querer", and "Que Tristeza". CD
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New Cal TjaderCal Tjader Plays The Contemporary Music Of Mexico & Brazil ... LP
Verve, 1962. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A groovy 60s session from vibist Cal Tjader – and an excellent little Latin set, with a mixture of bossa nova and Latin jazz that goes way beyond the promise of the title! The great Clare Fischer arranged the set – and if you know his work with Cal, you know that he's got a wonderful approach to jazz that works perfectly with Tjader's unique phrasing – a spacious sensibility, and a great sense of timing – one that always ensures the tunes sparkle with a sweetly stepping groove. Fischer plays piano on the record – and other players include Laurindo Almeida on guitar, Paul Horn on reeds, Johnny Rae on timbales, and Milt Holland on percussion. Titles include "Choro E Batuque", "Nao Diga Nada", "Elizete", "Imagen", "Vai Querer", and "Que Tristeza". LP, Vinyl record album
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New Jackie Wilson with Count BasieManufacturers Of Soul ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful collaboration between two very unlikely partners – and a great album that really stands out as some of the best work from both artists in the 60s! Count Basie's group gets hard and soulful on the record – and even a little funky on the best cuts – and Jackie Wilson is in a raw bluesy vocal style that recalls the best moments of his earlier Brunswick singles – a great edge that makes the whole Basie groove sound even more hard-hitting than ever. Benny Carter arranged, but the groove is more a hard-edged Count Basie mode mixed with Brunswick soul styles – and Jackie blows it out over the top on great versions of "Funky Broadway", "Ode To Billie Joe", "I Was Made To Love Her", "Even When You Cry", and "Respect". Also features a version of "For Your Precious Love" that was a bit of a hit for the pair! CD

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New VariousDiggin' P-Vine – Vine-Yl-Ive Mixed By DJ Muro ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
DJ Muro takes on the sound of P-Vine Records – serving up a sweet extended mix of music that's heavy on rare soul and funky jazz! Muro's got a really great way with the tracks here – not just choosing the best from the deep series of P-Vine reissues, but also finding ways to push things together in unexpected ways – really letting the music burst forth strongly, sometimes with a few manual touches of his own! Most tracks here are of American 70s origin, but there's a few global bits from other years too – and every cut on the collection is a winner – with titles that include "Humpty Dumpty" by Placebo, "Put Everything Together" by Plus, "Keep It Up" by Milton Wright, "What's Going On" by Penny Goodwin, "Loveland" by Spanky Wilson, "In The Rain" by The Wooden Glass, "Gift To The Sun" by The Sidewinders, "On The Hill" by Oliver Sain, "Ritual" by Nico Gomez, "Lady Day & John Coltrane" by Penny Goodwin, "Money's Funny" by Cecil Lyde, "Heaven" by Matthew Larkin Cassell, "Algo" by Ricardo Marrero, "Black Water Gold" by African Music Machine, and "LA Will Make You Pay" by Burton Inc. CD

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New VariousKenny Dope & Keb Darge Presents Kay Dee Records Vol 2 ... CD
Kay Dee, 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of rare funk – all hand-picked by Keb Darge and Kenny Dope, two names we trust more than most when it comes to rare funk! Most of these tracks are of 70s vintage, and a handful are presented here in new edits by Kenny – not remixes, and very much in the spirit of the original 45s – but re-presented in ways that bring up the funkiest bits from the bottom! The sound quality here is great – often much clearer than the original 45s – and the package is even better than the first set – a much-needed dose of the funky Kay Dee sound for the CD market. Titles include Kenny Dope mixes of "Save The Youth" by Mellow Madness, "I Wanna Be Loved By You" by Family Of Eve, "Puddin" by Belle Farms Estate, "Shed A Tear" by Rickey Calloway, "Keep Her Happy" by Phillip Wright, and "Masterpiece" by Clarence Reid – plus the cuts "Latin Freak" by 7 Miles Per Hour Band, "Lay It On Me" by Willie Johnson, "I'm Your Man" by Spade Brigade, "Super Strut" by Kashmere Stage Band, and "What It Takes To Live" by Chosen Few Band. CD

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New VariousKenya Special – Selected East African Recordings From The 70s & 80s (3LPs & bonus 7" single) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 3 LP & 7 Inch ... Out Of Stock
A much-needed look at the massive amount of music recorded in Kenya during the 70s and 80s – an incredibly fertile time for local culture in the nation – and a time when it seemed like there was a great new groove coming out nearly every day! The work here really rivals the best of the classic Soundway compilations – especially their strong surveys of Ghana and Nigeria, with an ear for grooves that go way beyond the usual mainstream sounds of world music! There's more than enough grit and funk here to please any fan of American funk and soul – but the sounds also go way way deeper, too – and echo not only a long Kenyan cultural heritage, but also reflect the unique place the nation had at the crossroads of East Africa – a site that often made the scene especially vibrant in these years. The presentation is superb – with detailed notes and wonderful imagery that includes vintage label scans – and titles include "Mu Africa" by The Rift Valley Brothers, "Wendo Ti Mbia" by Gatanga Boys Band, "Ware Wa" by The Loi Toki Tok, "Sweet Sweet Mbombo" by Orchestre Baba National, "Cha Umheja" by Afro 70, "See Serere" by Sophia Ben & The Eagles Lupopo, "Mutumia Muriu" by The Lulus Band, "Nzaumi" by Ndalani 77 Brothers, "Teresia" by Huruma Boys Band, and "Week End" by Afro 70. LP, Vinyl record album
(Great package – with 3 heavy LPs, a bonus 7" single, and a bonus download for 8 extra tracks!)
Also available Kenya Special – Selected East African Recordings From The 70s & 80s ... CD 21.99

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New VariousSpace Oddities Vol 1 – A Compilation Of Rare Library Grooves From 1975-1984 ... CD
Permanent Vacation (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
The first Space Oddities set of rare sound library music put together by Permanent Vacation – quite cosmic and electronics oriented – not at all the jazzy groovers from the decade preceding, and a definitely a spacey set of grooves! The set focuses on some the sound library sounds from what was then profoundly modern – synths, keyboards and rubbery bass grooves galore. Some keyboard funk experiments of the mid 70s, Euro disco styled sounds, synthy prog and more. Really cool stuff! Titles include "Exotique" by R Bocquet, "Reaching For The Infinite" by J-P Decerf, G Zajd, "Sons Of The Snake" by Alan Shearer, "Dali" by Bernard Fevre, "Sound Inventions" by Klause Weiss, "Ozone" by JL Bucchi, R. Tambin-T Lipton, "Flipper" by Phillippe Besombes, "Girls Will Be Girls" by Yan Tregger, "Dance Robot" by C Rae & F McDonald, "Stone Roller" by Sauveur Mallia, "Danse Soeur" by A Kalma and more. 19 tracks in all. CD

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New Tony Allen & Michael E VealTony Allen – An Autobiography Of The Master Durrmer Of Afrobeat (paperback) ... Book
Duke University Press, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The autobiography of Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen – perhaps the most legendary Nigerian drummer alive! As told to co-author/interviewer Michael E. Veal, Tony lets us on his amazing life story in an inviting, easily readable way. Lots of great stories from throughout his life and career are here, which includes playing drums in the clubs of Lagos during the heyday of the highlife scene, his decade and a half providing the "beat" in Fela Kuti's Afrobeat, and much much more! The story of Allen's life and career is amazing enough, but he also loves to talk about his craft, so there's lots of "shop talk" here for fellow drummers , on top of delivering an accessible biography for all fans and admirers! Book

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New Ali BirraAmmalele ... LP
Mississippi/Little Axe/Domino Sound, 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the rarer Ethiopian recordings we've heard from the 70s – and one of the most compelling, too! The sounds here are just as haunting as more familiar Ethiopian music, but also have a nicely unbridled feel too – almost a bit rough at times, especially in the way the rhythms unfurl – followed by snakey guitar lines, and these vocals that are richly expressive, but in a way that's quite different from the emotion of Anglo pop! The set's a great discovery of these rare sides from 1976 – and titles include "Siin Baarbaada", "Ishururuu", "Silaa Murtii Beeke", "Kophaa Koo", and "Ammalele". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a great insert of notes, too!)

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New Rudolph JohnsonSecond Coming ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant album from the overlooked reedman Rudolph Johnson – his second session for the Black Jazz label, and even better than the first! There's a soaring, searching quality to the record that Johnson never had before – a way of handling his tenor with a tone that Coltrane would have envied, and which sparkles with some of Rudolph's most soulful 70s contemporaries – like Sonny Fortune or Andrew White! The tunes are almost all originals, and have this depth of vision that really holds us rapt throughout – a way of digging in and continuing to find new meaning throughout the course of Johnson's solos – with superb rhythm backing from the trio of Kirk Lightsey on piano, Kent Brinkley on bass, and Doug Sides on drums. Lightsey is wonderful too – maybe his best performance on record – and titles include the sublime numbers "The Highest Pleasure", "The Traveler", "Time and Space", and "The Water Bearer". CD

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New Syl JohnsonComplete Mythology (6LPs & 4CDs box set) ... LP
Numero, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 6LPs/4CDs ... Out Of Stock
A really really amazing package – the full story of the early years of Syl Johnson – one of the funkiest soul singers to ever come from Chicago! Syl's music has become the stuff of legend over the years – initially collected in rare funky 45s and two even rarer albums – then sampled heavily, compiled frequently, and spun out to a huge global audience that Johnson never had back in the day. Yet throughout the years, things were never done properly – and certainly with any sense of history or continutiy that would unite the music – until now. The folks at Numero have really outdone themselves this time – not just by including both CD (4 of them) and LP (6 of those) versions of the music in the set – but also by coming up with one of the most attractive, uniquely packaged records we've ever seen! The box and booklet alone are completely beautiful – the latter filled with vintage photos, personal recollections by Syl, and some great Numero writing – not to mention much-needed details on the recordings within. And the LPs each come in their own jackets – two of which mimic the original Twinight albums, the other four of which create Shama, Trip, and Federal label albums of Johnson's music – records that didn't exist back in the 60s, but which look as if they've come from a time machine! The CDs come in a very cool LP-styled jacket – and the whole thing slides together as sweetly as the funky music within. None of the Hi Records material is included – just material from labels that include Twilight/Twinight, King/Federal, Shama, TMP/Ting, Zachron, One-Derful, Cha Cha, Special Agent, and P-Vine – including a number of tracks never issued before. We could write for hours about how great this set is – but honestly, one look, or one listen, and you'll be hooked! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Jimmy KnepperSwinging Introduction To Jimmy Knepper ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great work from one of the most compelling trombonists of the 50s! Jimmy Knepper is probably best known for his excellent work on some of Charles Mingus' best records – but this set from 1957 shows that Knepper was also an extremely capable (if under-recorded) leader in his own right! The album is one of the rarest Bethlehem sides – and it features Knepper leading a crack group that includes Bill Evans, Gene Quill and drummer Dannie Richmond, making a rare non-Mingus appearance here! The tracks are shortish, and a number of them are standards, but the group swings nicely, and Knepper's tone is nice and edgey on most tracks. Titles include "Avid Admirer", "Close As Pages In A Book", "Ogling Ogre", and "Idol Of The Flies". CD
Also available Swinging Introduction To Jimmy Knepper (Japanese pressing) ... CD 6.99
 
 
 



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