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New Laurie AntonioliSongs Of Shadow, Songs Of Light ... CD
Origin, 2014. Used ... $5.99
CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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New Gary BartzShadow Do ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
A key early pairing of saxophonist Gary Bartz and producer Larry Mizell – working here together before their more famous collaboration on Capitol Records, in a sound that's even more freewheeling and open-ended! Bartz still has a bit of an edge in his horn here – the style laid down heavily on his NTU Troop records from a few years before – and Mizell takes that edge and runs with it nicely, helping Gary to focus his rhythms a bit more, and reach out with some really wonderful electric sounds. Hubert Eaves plays keyboards here – and Mizell brings in a bit too – and the blend of keys and reeds is really great, with that double-edged depth that makes Gary Bartz so great on his best albums! A bunch of the cuts have that airy Mizell feel to them we totally love, including "Love Tones", "Gentle Smiles (Saxy)", "Sea Gypsy", and "Winding Roads". CD

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Elmer BernsteinCast A Giant Shadow ... LP
United Artists, 1966. Very Good+ ... $0.49
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Andy BownPale Shadow (Of His Former Self) (double a-side single) ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1972. Near Mint- ... $1.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Mercury sleeve.)

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Bobby DarinSings Shadow Of Your Smile ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good+ ... $4.99
The Shadow Of Your Smile has Bobby working partially in that more adult 60s mode that was influenced strongly by changes in soundtrack styles – especially that 60s trend towards letting some serious younger songwriters pen important tunes for the titles. There's also a few older tracks as well, and these dominate on side two, but these are nicely folded into the contemporary ones in sound and spirit – arranged by Shorty Rogers and Richard Wess with a lightly easygoing approach. Titles include "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "I Will Wait For You", "The Sweetheart Tree", "Cute", "After You've Gone", "Liza", "What's New Pussycat", and the Darin original "Rainin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing. Cover has a touch of pen in one corner.)

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Dead Man's Shadow4P's ... LP
Get Back (Italy), 1997. Near Mint- (reissue)... $4.99
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DJ ShadowEndtroducing ... CD
Mo Wax, 1996. Used ... $3.99
It seems like when this came out, critics, and even DJs liked to drop the term "Trip Hop" whenever possible, and this album was held up as the watershed mark. A few years down the line and it still holds up, but as an instrumental hip hop LP, as much as a rock album (Shadow's gone on to show his true colors with subsequent efforts) or anything else. Cinematic and epic in scope, this LP as much as anything else helped resurrect the career of David Axelrod, though some of us were hip to him all along, but Josh Davis is clearly a fellow traveller in the coloristic approach he uses, that never forgets the funk. Includes "Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt", "The Number Song", "Changeling", "What Does Your Soul Look Like (pts 1 & 4)" and "Midnight In A Perfect World". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)


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ShadowBetter Than Ever ... LP
Charlie's, 1985. Very Good ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a couple of small stains, and some splitting on the spine.)

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Shadow Of FearShadow Of Fear EP ... LP
St Valentine, 1985. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Cover has some wear and an old price sticker on back.)

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Shadow VignettesBirth Of A Notion ... LP
Sessom, 1985. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Chicago reed player Ed Wilkerson (also known as the leader of 8 Bold Souls, and a member of the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble) formed this group in the 80's as sort of a mixed large band of Chicago avant garde players, but with more of a focus on tighter swingin' sounds. This, their only LP, includes the cuts "Strollin", "Quiet Resolution", "Feets Of Clay", and "Honky Tonk Bud", which also yielded a video, that was shown quite a bit in Chicago at the time. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear & a name in pen.)

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Twin ShadowConfess ... CD
4AD (UK), 2012. Used ... $4.99
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VariousSophisticated Boom Boom – The Shadow Morton Story ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
A fantastic batch of music that ranges from early rockers to glittery glam rock – from a legendary producer who worked with everyone from The Shangri-Las to The New York Dolls! George Shadow Morton was a key figure in changing the sound of the New York scene in the 60s and early 70s – and with roots in novelty rock and early studio tricks for rock music, he was very well poised to bring his own sort of special magic to later famous productions that make Morton as important a production force as Phil Spector, Kim Fowley, and Jack Nitzsche! The package is one of the richest in Ace Records' look at important producers of 20th Century music – and comes with a special book that's so rich in detail, it warrants a different sort of package than other titles in this series – a perfect accompaniment to the range of sounds that includes "Only Seventeen" by The Beatle-ettes, "Sophisticated Boom Boom" by The Goodies, "Baby" by Ellie Greenwich, "Past Present & Future" by The Shangri-Las, "So Soft So Warm" by The Nu Luvs, "Stop The Clock" by The Shaggy Boys, "Too Old To Go Way Little Girl" by Janis Ian, "You Keep Me Hangin On" by Vanilla Fudge, "And When It's Over" by The Vagrants, "In A Gadda Da Vida" by Iron Butterfly, "Midnight Lady" by Mott The Hoople, and "Stranded In The Jungle" by New York Dolls. CD

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DJ ShadowEndtroducing (limited UK version) ... CD
Mo Wax (UK), 1996. Used ... Just Sold Out!
It seems like when this came out, critics, promoters, and even DJs liked to drop the term "Trip Hop" whenever possible, and this album was held up as the watershed mark. A few years down the line and it still holds up, but as an instrumental hip hop LP, as much as a rock album (Shadow's gone on to show his true colors with subsequent efforts) or anything else. Cinematic and epic in scope, this LP as much as anything else helped resurrect the career of David Axelrod, though some of us were hip to him all along, but Josh Davis is clearly a fellow traveller in the coloristic approach he uses, that never forgets the funk. Includes "Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt", "The Number Song", "Changeling", "What Does Your Soul Look Like (pts 1 & 4)" and "Midnight In A Perfect World". CD
(Limited edition in an oversize gatefold paper sleeve. Outer slipcase has edge wear.)
Also available Endtroducing ... CD 3.99

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New ShadowShadow ... LP
Elektra, 1980. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
A mellow modern classic from the great early 80s soul years at Elektra Records – produced by the legendary Leon Ware, and done with a groove that's right up there with his own work for the label! Shadow are a spinoff trio from the Ohio Players – and the grooves here take off wonderfully from the mellower side of the OP years at Mercury – that tightly compressed way of hitting a ballad or midtempo number the group developed – tripping along with light rhythms that are perfect for Ware's hand in the studio. A few tracks groove things up – but only in a gentle way – and the three voices come together with a quality that's a bit different than the usual harmony soul of the time. Ware wrote every song on the record – and titles include "Mystery Dancer", "I Can't Keep Holding Back", "Village Destiny", "Sweet Movin", "Beyond The Finish Line", "Hot City", and "Can You Keep It Up". LP, Vinyl record album

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New AnomWithout A Shadow of a Doubt (radio, inst)/Open Season (radio, voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Son Doo, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New DJ ShadowPrivate Press ... LP
MCA, 2002. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Your favorite DJ savior returns, after an extended absence, with another mindnumbing full length exercise in future hip hop. 10 instrumental excursions into the world of Josh Davis (with a few extra interludes, of course), and as you might expect, the drum programming is top rate, intricate and detailed, with nice moody atmospherics and a few well chosen vocal bits laid over top for a great cinematic feel. Includes the epic "Blood On The Motorway", "Monosylabik", "Giving Up The Ghost" and "You Can't Go Home Again". The LP is packaged in a nice tri-fold gatefold jacket too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeves.)

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New LaBelleMoon Shadow ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever by Labelle – known especially for the massive funky title cut, which has been an in-demand groover for years! "Moonshadow" begins with a nice funky piano intro, then rolls into a 10 minute groove that's really tasty – filled with lots of jazzy riffing, tasty conga, and a weird monologue by Patti that runs through different parts of the body and why you should appreciate them! The cut was lost on American audiences of the 70s, but became a huge one in the European jazz dance scene of the late 80s, probably because most of them couldn't understand how silly Patti's vocals were! The cut's nice and funky, though – and there's some other nice ones on the record, too, including "Sunday News", "Touch Me All Over", and "Peace With Yourself". Much more interesting than most of their stuff, with a hip mixture of jazz, soul, and hard grooving! CD
(Out of print, small amount of writing in pen inside booklet.)

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New Harry NilssonPandemonium Shadow Show (180 gram mono edition) ... LP
RCA/Sundazed, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant stuff – and exactly the place to start with Harry Nilsson! Long before his style had become cliched – or before it was copied by too many others – Nilsson cut this mad album of wonderful little songs – sort of a cross between folksy singer-songwriter work, and more baroque-oriented styles, like those of Scott Walker – and like Walker, in a really unique space of its own! The key element here is whimsy – and Nilsson let arranger George Tipton take him all over the map, from the somber tone of his classic "Without Her", to the spacious joy of "River Deep Mountain High", to the silliness of "1941", and the sad beauty of "She's Leaving Home". Great stuff all around – with a sound that's impossible to pinpoint, but which is perfect all the way through! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Sonny RollinsShadow Waltz ... LP
Jazzland, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early 60's album that repackages Rollins' classic Freedom Suite recording for Riverside. The record is exactly the same – and features Rollins on tenor, in a spare stripped-down trio that include Oscar Pettiford and Max Roach. His playing is amazing – especially on the extended "Freedom Suite", which shows just how much Rollins could push his solos, even back in the early days. Amazing stuff, and as free as you can get without being free! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Bill Grauer Productions pressing.)

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New AnonymousInside The Shadow ... CD
Machu Pichu, 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The one-and-only record by Anonymous – a mid 70s Indianapolis group who only ever pressed up a few hundred copies – and now it's one of best and most desired private press gems of its time! It's got a great sound that bears the influences of some of the great California combos of the period – think The Byrds and Crosby Stills Nash & Young – with great lead and harmony vocals and brilliant acoustic guitar work. What's most remarkable is that their songs and performances live up to those groups – it really seems like the only thing that held them back was the lack of a big production budget, promotion and distribution. Talent-wise, they have the goods! A really solid, timeless set. Includes "Who's Been Foolin'?", "J Rider", "Up To You", "Shadow Lay", "Pick Up And Run", "We Got More", "Sweet Lilac" and "Baby Come Risin'". This first ever licensed re-release feature liner notes by Aaron Milenski of Acid Archives. CD

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New Mark LaneganHas God Seen My Shadow? – Anthology 1989 to 2011 (3LP box set) ... LP
Light In The Attic, Late 80s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 3 LPs ... Out Of Stock
A top notch solo anthology for Mark Lanegan – who we first heard as vocalist for the Pacific Northwest rock heavies Screaming Trees – but his brooding vocal presence was always begging for the sparer, noirish setting of his best solo and duo settings. Lanagan has been pretty active over the years, collaborating with Isobel Campbell for some impressive duo records, as well has his work with the Twilight Singers and Queens Of The Stone Age – but the solo stuff is pretty tough to beat. The setlist features solo recordings from a 20+ year stretch, recorded for Sub Pop and Beggars Banquet, many in a moody acoustic setting – and often backed by Pacific Northwest scene legends and Sub Pop labelmates who sound as great in a quieter sound as they do playing heavier rock – including members of Soundgarden and Queens Of The Stone Age. It also includes full bonus LP of previously unreleased tracks, and the titles include "Bombed", "100 Days", "Come To Me", "Mirrored", "Low", "Lexington Slow Down", "Wild Flowers", "Sunrise", "Carnival", "Pendulum", "The River Rise", "Dream Lullaby", "A Song While Waiting", "Big White Cloud", "Grey Goes Black", "Halcyon Daze", "Blues Run The Game (Live)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Harry NilssonPandemonium Shadow Show ... LP
RCA, 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
Brilliant stuff – and exactly the place to start with Harry Nilsson! Long before his style had become cliched – or before it was copied by too many others – Nilsson cut this mad album of wonderful little songs – sort of a cross between folksy singer-songwriter work, and more baroque-oriented styles, like those of Scott Walker – and like Walker, in a really unique space of its own! The key element here is whimsy – and Nilsson let arranger George Tipton take him all over the map, from the somber tone of his classic "Without Her", to the spacious joy of "River Deep Mountain High", to the silliness of "1941", and the sad beauty of "She's Leaving Home". Great stuff all around – with a sound that's impossible to pinpoint, but which is perfect all the way through! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small ink stamp.)

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New Julian Priester & Sam RiversHints On Light & Shadow ... CD
Postcards, 1996. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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New ShadowLet's Get Together (Whiskey Baron's rework, dub)/Keep on Wailing ... 12-inch
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A cool club track from the Caribbean scene – but one that's delivered here with lots of cosmic, electronic touches! The core version of "Let's Get Together" is reworked by Whiskey Barons – and the vocals by Winston Bailey bubble in and out of the pulsating blend of dark rhythms and original elements served up in the remix! The flipside features a nicely dubby version – plus the straight tune "Keep On Wailing", which bubbles with a great funky soca groove! 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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DJ KrushKrush ... CD
Shadow/Denon, 1995. Used ... $4.99
Fantastic early work from DJ Krush – first released in 1995, but still way fresher than the generation of beatheads it inspired! Krush does an amazing job with production – mixing together chunky beats and tactile bunches of sound, lifted off a million old scratchy discs, and reworked with that early magic that made Krush's sound so exciting. Every track's a winner – and titles include "Another Day", "Keeping The Motion", "Murder Of Soul", "Big City Lover", "Down The Drain", and "Ruff Neck Jam". CD

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Funki PorciniHed Phone Sex ... CD
Shadow/Ninja Tune, 1995. Used 2CD ... $4.99
Comes with a bonus disc full of bonus tracks and remixes! Hed Phone Sex is a bit less club-oriented than the follow up Love, Pussycats and Car Wrecks. The overall feel is of a warm, smooth and trippy electronic groove that would come to be a very dominant sound on the Ninja Tune (and Shadow, which this album was originally issued on in the US.) The title is pretty fitting, in fact – it's a lot more appropriate for a party of two in dark room than a thumping dancefloor! Disc one features the original album of 15 tracks: "A World Of Vice", "B Monkey", "Dubble", "King Ashabanapal Pts. 1 & 2", "Michael's Little Friend", "White Slave", "The Softest Thing In The World", "Something Wonderful" and more. Disc two has the seven bonus cuts: "King Ashabanapal (Dillinja mix, Digidub mix, Part 0.75 mix, and Plaid mix), "Suck Acid Pearl & Dean", "Hyde Park" and "Farewell Alice". CD
 
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Nancy AmesLatin Pulse ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
Nancy sings some sweet Latin groovers in Spanish – backed by groovy 60s arrangements from Joe Sherman! The feel here isn't quite as driving as on her classic "Mas Que Nada" album – but it does have a similar style – sort of blending easy 60s vocals with swinging pop Latin rhythms, all in a style that's pretty darn groovy, especially on the upbeat numbers! Tracks include Spanish versions of "Yesterday", "That Kiss", "A Taste Of Honey", "Call Me", and "Shadow Of Your Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on tracks one through three. Cover has light ring & edge wear, a small split on the bottom seam, and some discoloration on the back along the opening.)

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Atlantic StarrAs The Band Turns ... LP
A&M, 1985. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Titles include "Freak A Ristic", "Cool Calm Collected", "Silver Shadow", "Let's Start It Over", "Thank You", and "If Your Heart Isn't In It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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George Benson/Jack McDuffNew Boss Guitar Of George Benson ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
The first album ever cut by George Benson as a leader – a cooker of a soul jazz set, recorded back when George was the guitarist in Jack McDuff's classic 60s quartet! The album's almost a McDuff Quartet one – since Jack's on Hammond and Red Holloway is on tenor – but the group's slightly different too, with the surprising additions of Montego Joe on drums, and Ronnie Boykins on bass! Benson's guitar is amazing throughout – sharp-edged and played with a tightness that's quite different than most of his later work – and titles include "Shadow Dancers", "The Sweet Alice Blues", "Just Another Sunday", "Easy Living", and "Rock A Bye". LP, Vinyl record album

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BlackaliciousNIA (2LP) ... LP
Quannum, 2000. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
The Gift of Gab serves your ears melodic, driving, challenging wordplay at it's best on this album from the Quannum Projects label out of the Bay Area, who brought you DJ Shadow and Latyrx. The jazzy, soulful, reflective, bouncing music is entirely produced by DJ Chief Xcel and features cameos by Lyrics Born and Lateef from Latyrx on two separate tracks ("Do This My Way" and "Smithzonian Institute Of Rhyme", respectively.) It also includes the single "Deception" and the tracks "Searching", "The Fabulous Ones", "A To G", "Cliff Hanger", "Shallow Days", "Ego Trip By Nikki Giovanni", "You Didn't Know That Though", "Trouble (Eve Of Destruction)", "Reanimation", "Beyonder", "Making Progress", "Sleep", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves.)

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Kenny BurrellNight Song ... LP
Verve, 1968. Very Good ... $6.99
A great title for this one – as the album's got a cool, laidback groove that's very much in a "night song" mode! Arrangements are by Don Sebesky – in that warm and fluid mode he was bringing to some of his best CTI sides at the time – and they push Kenny a bit more than usual, as he stretches out over the larger arrangements with some really great solo work that dips, turns, and rolls with incredibly warm hues of sound. Kenny plays solo on 2 tracks, and with a smaller quartet on a few more – and titles include "Night Song", "Love You Madly", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Brother Where Are You?", "Nighthawk", and "Teach Me Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout notch and light wear.)

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New Sammy Davis JrSammy Davis Jr At The Cocoanut Grove ... LP
Reprise, 1963. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
Insanely wonderful stuff! Live, Sammy D was the most entertaining of all the rat pack – as you'll hear on this excellent concert from 1963 – one of the few recordings that really captures Sammy's genius in all aspects of his talents! The album's got some great straight jazz vocal numbers, a bit of showy hip talk, a tiny bit of Sammy's impersonations of other stars (a lost talent that's rarely survived on other reissues), and a few surprise numbers that are really great. The album's worth it alone for Sammy's fantastic West Side Story medley – done in a swinging jazzy way, with only bongos for accompaniment! Other highlights include "Frank Talk", "What Kind Of Fool Am I", "Once In A Lifetime", "Sammy Looks At Old Movies", "Me & My Shadow", and "Jam Session". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, edge wear, and some wrinkles in the gloss.)

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Express RisingExpress Rising (2nd album) ... CD
Numero, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 13.00
A warm batch of instrumental beats and atmospherics from Express Rising – and a much-anticipated second project from funk archivist Dante Carfagna! Dante's a name you probably know best from his work writing liner notes or Wax Poetics – and helping out in countless important compilations over the years – but a decade ago, Dante dropped his first mysterious project under the Express Rising name – and finally returns here with a second album! The sound is even more enticing this time around – still drawing a bit from the world of DJ Shadow – a frequent Carfagna collaborator on archive projects – but the sound is also surprisingly warm and lyrical too – bits of beats, layers of older sounds, and these spare keyboard bits all served up together in a style that's really unique – and which avoids any of the cliches of both the downtempo world, and the instrumental hip hop scene The approach is often quite poetic, yet still soulful as well – and the whole thing's got a laidback vibe that's neither sleepy nor muddled – a really sort of special space between the grooves. Titles include "Horse Opera", "Dark Early", "Answering Echo So Near", "Winter The Heart", "A Treasure Smile", "Rooms Between Us", and "Memorabilia". CD
Also available Express Rising (2nd album) ... LP 16.99

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Express RisingExpress Rising (2nd album) ... LP
Numero, 2013. New Copy ... $16.99 18.00
A warm batch of instrumental beats and atmospherics from Express Rising – and a much-anticipated second project from funk archivist Dante Carfagna! Dante's a name you probably know best from his work writing liner notes or Wax Poetics – and helping out in countless important compilations over the years – but a decade ago, Dante dropped his first mysterious project under the Express Rising name – and finally returns here with a second album! The sound is even more enticing this time around – still drawing a bit from the world of DJ Shadow – a frequent Carfagna collaborator on archive projects – but the sound is also surprisingly warm and lyrical too – bits of beats, layers of older sounds, and these spare keyboard bits all served up together in a style that's really unique – and which avoids any of the cliches of both the downtempo world, and the instrumental hip hop scene The approach is often quite poetic, yet still soulful as well – and the whole thing's got a laidback vibe that's neither sleepy nor muddled – a really sort of special space between the grooves. Titles include "Horse Opera", "Dark Early", "Answering Echo So Near", "Winter The Heart", "A Treasure Smile", "Rooms Between Us", and "Memorabilia". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Express Rising (2nd album) ... CD 8.99

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Fabio FrizziHouse Of Forbidden Secrets ... CD
Beat (Italy), 2013. New Copy ... $16.99
A great new soundtrack from the legendary Fabio Frizzi – proof that he hasn't lost any of his talents over the course of his many years in film scoring! The music has a really timeless feel – almost more late 70s/early 80s than you'd expect from the more recent vintage of the film – and many numbers have this really spare, lower-end sound which then builds strongly – and is juxtaposed against some bolder keyboard passages that really take off with a dark electric energy! The keys seem to be mostly analogue, which helps for the old school feel of the record – and titles include "Mental Siege", "Life Scraps Underground", "Shadow In The Back Seat", "Samples Of A Hypnotic Session", "No Way Out", and "Reverse Revolution". CD
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Red Garland with Ray BarrettoRojo ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $13.99
Red Garland's really cooking on this late 50s set – thanks to some added conga work from Ray Barretto on most of the album's tracks – and that great little groove that Barretto's percussion brought to some other soul jazz cookers like this from the time! Garland still gets plenty of space to spin out in that lyrical style he did better than just about anyone else – and core trio rhythm support is from George Joyner on bass and Charlie Persip on drums, who burn nicely when Barretto sits out – although we're definitely partial to the more complicated grooves featured with Ray. Titles include "Rojo", "Mr. Wonderful", "We Kiss In A Shadow", "Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup", and the nice groover "Ralph J Gleason Blues". CD

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Marvin GayeRomantically Yours ... CD
Columbia, 1985. Used ... $4.99
A unique posthumous release from Marvin Gaye – one that focuses mostly on his talents with ballads and standards, and which stands in stark contrast to some of his more sex-heavy work of the 80s! All of the material predates the 1985 release of the record – and some appears to be from Gaye's earlier years at Motown, most likely from unreleased late 60s sessions – which are then mixed here with later sides from Columbia years that round out the set nicely. Production is by a number of different hands in the studio – including Bobby Scott, Hal Davis, Norman Whitfield, and Gaye himself – and each producer takes a slightly different approach to the music. Marvin's self-produced efforts are especially sublime – very mature, adult work that really makes us wonder what he'd have done to soul music had he got to spend some more time on this planet. Other tracks are nice too – and range from more string-heavy standards probably recorded in the 60s, to others that have a sweetly sensual feel – like mellow Marvin of the 70s. Titles include "Just Like", "More", "Why Did I Choose You", "Maria", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Fly Me To The Moon", "Walkin In The Rain", "I Live For You", and "Happy Go Lucky". CD

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Marvin GayeVulnerable ... CD
Motown, 1978/1979. Used ... $9.99
A posthumous masterpiece from Marvin Gaye – a beautiful album of mellow ballads that's unlike anything else he ever recorded in the 70s! The project was originally begun in 1967, when Gaye worked with arranger Bobby Scott on charts for a series of adult ballads – arrangements that were more mature and sophisticated than some of the previous standards and ballads that Gaye cut for Motown – with a track selection to match. The notes here are a bit vague on dates, but it seems that this final release of the project is compiled from original sessions from the time, and later vocal performances from the 70s – a really compelling blend of sounds, and one that has the aging Marvin sounding really amazing – all of the sex and sophistication of the What's Going On/I Want You generation, but presented with a bit more subtlety. A true treasure all the way through – with titles that include "Why Did I Choose You", "She Needs Me", "This Will Make You Laugh", "Funny Not Much", "I Wish I Didn't Love You So", "I Won't Cry Any More", and "The Shadow Of Your Smile". CD
(Out of print.)

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Astrud GilbertoGilberto Golden Japanese Album ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
A lost treasure – and one of the rarest albums in Astrud Gilberto's career! The set's a special Japanese-only session – recorded in 1969, and featuring all new Japanese lyrics to a number of Astrud's biggest hits – plus some wonderful new tracks done especially for the session! The backings are all new too – and a great blend of light orchestrations and sweet jazzy touches, in a mode that recalls the hippest style of Astrud's late 60s Verve recordings – and which carries the tunes with a lovely groove that wraps you up so much, you hardly notice that you can't understand the language! Titles include "A Man & A Woman", "Life For Life", "Shadow Of Your Smile", "Street Samba", "I Love Old Love", "You I & Love", "Cupid's Song", and "White Waves". CD

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Dexter GordonSoy Califa – Live From Magleaas Hojskole 1967 (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $34.99
An ultra-rare performance from Dexter Gordon – one at a high school in Denmark at the same time he was really beginning to take off at the Club Montmartre in Copenhagen! The group here is similar to one that was working with Dex in the club – Kenny Drew on piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums – a rollicking rhythm section that really takes off on the title track – a searing rendition of "Soy Califa", which is one of our favorite Dexter Gordon tunes from the Blue Note years. The set then slides into a laidback reading of "Shadow Of Your Smile", with Dex blowing soulfully and deep – and the record concludes with a tight boppish version of "Blues Up & Down", with lots of room for long tenor and piano solos! The playing is great, but we should say that the recording quality seems to have the bass more upfront than both the piano and tenor – so the mix is a bit unusual. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Bonnie GuitarMoonlight & Shadows ... LP
Dot, 1957. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Dreamy vocal work from Bonnie Guitar – a singer with a bit of a country tinge, but a jazzy feel as well! The album's got a laidback and mellow feel that fits perfectly with the title – moonlight, with just a hint of shadow – a blue undercurrent that comes from Bonnie's nice deep-toned approach on vocals. The backings are by Jack Fascinato, but are a bit more sensitive than some of Jack's work with Tennessee Ernie Ford – not as playful, but still with a great sense of sound overall – one that's a bit echoey, and which makes a great setting for Bonnie's voice. Titles include "Moonlight On The Colorado", "Moonlight & Roses", "The Moon Is Low", "Roll Along Kentucky Moon", "Get Out & Get Under The Moon", and "Moonlight & Shadows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear, a center split in the top seam and a sticker in one corner.)

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Kip HanrahanVertical's Currency ... LP
American Clave, 1984. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Wonderful stuff – one of Kip Hanrahan's unique albums recorded for American Clave during the mid 80s, a daring blend of jazz, vocals, and influences from various Latin sources. The players on the set are as diverse as the sounds – and incluce Jack Bruce, Milton Cardona, Steve Swallow, Arto Lindsay, David Murray, and Hanrahan on percussion – and although the album should just sound like a mess, it ends up coming across wonderfully, with some of the most daringly intimate vocal tracks recorded in the jazz field during the 80s. Titles include "Shadow Song", "Small Map Of Heaven", "Two Heartedly", "Chances Are Good", "Make Love 2", "What Do You Think", and "Describing It To Yourself As Convex". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a crease on one corner and a sticker spot.)
Also available Vertical's Currency ... CD

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New Hampton HawesI'm All Smiles ... LP
Contemporary, 1966. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Beautiful 60s work from Hampton Hawes – a set from the middle of the decade, a period when he wasn't recorded all that often – but one not issued by Contemporary until his American revival in the 70s! The group's got a wickedly fluid feel – not just Hamp's always-amazing piano, but also great drums from Donald Bailey and some especially great bass from Red Mitchell – really hitting those rounded, warm tones that would flower even more boldly during his time overseas. The sound is great – almost more of a Saba/MPS piano set than the usual Contemporary bag – and titles include "I'm All Smiles", "Searchin", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Spring Is Here", and "Manha De Carnaval". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 70s pressing.)

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New Richard Groove HolmesMisty ... LP
Prestige, 1966. Very Good ... $3.99
One of the biggest hits of the 60s for Richard Groove Holmes – and for good reason too, given the title single of the record! After the success of Groove's version of "Misty" – originally issued in long form on the Soul Message album, but presented here as a shorter single version – Holmes went into the studio to lay down this set of cuts with a similar feel – hard swingin', short hard takes on standard and pop material, all set to hard-burning Hammond from a combo that features Gene Edwards on guitar and George Randall on drums. Despite the familiarity of the titles, the band just cooks – with hard choppy playing, and some of the nimblest solos that Groove ever laid down. Great stuff, and well worth the "hit" status it received in the 60s – with titles that include "Misty", "Summertime", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "The More I See You", "What Now My Love", and "There Will Never Be Another You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some wear and a half split bottom seam.)

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Clutchy HopkinsWalking Backwards (CD & DVD) ... CD
Ubiquity, 2008. New Copy CD & DVD ... $7.99 18.98
Tripped out tracks with a funky cinematic feel – a great new project with mysterious origins – supposedly the work of the "mysterious Clutchy Hopkins", but really just the efforts of a batch of underground beatmakers! There's a spare, spacious approach here that almost reminds us of the energy that we first felt in DJ Shadow's groundbreaking work of a decade before – a similar love of gritty, organic source material – and an ear for putting it together with lots of dark twists and turns that balance nicely between classic funk and current hip hop production sensibilities. The flavor of each tune changes nicely – making the album way more than just a cliched collection of beats – and the set also features guest performances by Shawn Lee and Darondo. Titles include "Sound Of The Ghost", "Love Of A Woman", "Para Los Ninos", "Swap Meet Me At The Corner", "Alla Oscar", "Percy On The One", "Good Omen", "Rocktober", and "Horny Tickle". Features a bonus DVD that attempts to support the Clutchy Hopkins myth! CD
(There is no indication, but we are assuming that the DVD is NTSC format, Region 1.)

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Bobby Hutcherson/Carmen McRae/Earl KlughBlue Note Meets The LA Philharmonic ... LP
Blue Note, 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $5.99
An oft-overlooked gem from 70s Blue Note – and a great little record that's especially nice for the Bobby Hutcherson material! As you'd guess from the title, there's a larger orchestra working with the artists here – and in Hutcherson's case, this creates the same sort of soulful, sophisticated feel as his excellent Conception The Gift Of Love album – vibes mixed with strings, underscored by hip rhythms, and coming off as a wonderful extension of Bobby's earlier 70s work. His group features Manny Boyd on tenor and soprano, and George Cables on piano – and arrangements are by Dale Oehler, on tracks that include "Now", "Slow Change", and "Hello To The Wind" – all numbers co-penned with Eugene McDaniels, but done here as instrumentals. Carmen McRae sounds great in the setting too – similar to her other excellent Blue Note sides of the mid 70s – with Bill Holman arrangements on tunes that include "With One More Look At You", "Star Eyes", "The Man I Love", and "Sunday". Earl Klugh rounds things out with his own sweet guitar, plus keyboards from Onaje Allen Gumbs – set to Dick Hazard arrangements of "Angelina", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", and "Cabo Frio". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Janis IanSecret Life Of J Eddy Fink ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Pretty great – with some excellent Shadow Morton production! LP, Vinyl record album

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Masaru ImadaNow (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $28.99
Subtle brilliance from Japanese pianist Masaru Imada – a record that bubbles beautifully with some spare and personal touches – sometimes slightly free, sometimes wonderfully melodic – always with a strong sense of vision and energy! The group here features Imada on acoustic piano, alongside bass, drums, and some especially great tenor and soprano sax from Ichiro Mimori – often played with some slightly sharp edges, but also a surprising degree of soul – a heartfelt, personal quality that slides alongside Imada's piano in a soaring dance of colors and tones. Titles are all originals, and include "Nostalgia", "Alter", "Gehi Dorian", and "The Shadow Of The Castle". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Willis Jackson with Von FreemanLockin' Horns ... LP
Muse, 1981. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A Texas tenor takes on one of Chicago's mightiest reedmen! Worth it for the presence of Freeman alone (only a handful of recordings exist of the man), this live date from '78 features Gator and Von fronting a heavy, heavy band with Carl Wilson, Yusef Ali, and Joe(as in "Boogaloo") Jones. Screamin' shouts and bluesy honks drive numbers like "Pow!" and "Troubled Times", while the 2 turn down the flame and burn slowly on ballads like "Shadow of Your Smile". The real highlight, though, is a great take on "The Man I Love", done club-style, using the track as a perfect platform for both players to riff in bop-heavy style! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jackson 5Motown Legends – I Want You Back/Never Can Say Goodbye ... CD
Motown, Early 70s. Used ... $3.99
Includes the tracks "I Can't Quit Your Love", "Get It Together", "Standing In The Shadow Of Love", "I Want You Back", "Sixteen Candles" and "My Cherie Amour". CD

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Jamie & The J Silvia SingersJamie & The J Silvia Singers ... LP
ABC, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Don Costa arrangements – and titles that include "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Taste Of Honey", "Eight Days A Week", "Lover & His Lass", and "Days Of Wine & Roses". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing.)

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King SistersNew Sounds Of The Fabulous King Sisters ... LP
Warner, 1966. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A set that recreates the sweet harmony style the first four King Sisters brought to the music world in the late 50s – but updates their sound wonderfully with some hip 60s flair! Ralph Carmichael handles the arrangements, and he borrows from a lot of the best sorts of 60s pop vocal modes – touches of bossa here, groovy jazz there, mixed in with the warmer strings that are usually the Carmichael approach! There's a bit of Jimmy Bowman-esque bass bumping along the bottom at times, which makes for an especially nice groove – and titles include "Goin Out Of My Head", "Girl Talk", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Call Me", "I'm Old Fashioned", "Bluesette", "I Get The Blues When It Rains", and "Don't Go To Strangers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label mono pressing.)

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Peggy LeeThen Was Then Now Is Now ... LP
Capitol, 1965. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A sublime mid 60s effort that has Peggy Lee working with arrangers Sid Feller, Billy May, and Cy Coleman – all of whom continue in the same groovy territory Lee hit at the time with Jack Marshall – a blend of romping rhythms, swinging jazz, and some slightly soulful touches that really come off well! The song selection is especially great – as it features some really unusual numbers that get past overdone standards, and some of the too-heard tunes from Peggy's Capitol years. Titles include "I Go To Sleep", "Then Was Then", "Seventh Son", "They Say", "Trapped In The Web Of Love", "Losers Weepers", "Shadow Of Your Smile", and "Leave It To Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Carlos LyraE No Entanto E Preciso Cantar/Eu & Elas ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1971/1972. New Copy ... $13.99
2 later gems from Carlos Lyra – back to back on one CD! First up is E No Entanto E Preciso Cantar – a wonderful 70s session from bossa legend Lyra, and a set that's got a different sound than some of his earlier work – but one that's still plenty great overall! The mode is a bit more subdued than before – still with bossa at the roots, but also production and instrumentation that nod a bit more towards the singer/songwriter generation of the time – almost with a European feel at time. Roberto Menescal produced, and arrangements by Theo Barros have a slow-building, unassuming quality that's really great. Chico Buarque guests on the groover "Essa Passou", and other titles include "Identidade", "Rio Vermelho", "Primavera", "O Pregoeiro", "Ate Parece", and "I See Me Passing By". Eu & Elas is from a few years later, but equally great – never too full or overdone, with arrangements that still shadow a bit of older bossa orchestrations, but which are a bit more laidback and intimate overall. The sound is incredible, and Lyra's vocals are recorded in that flanged-out way that was used beautifully in Brazil at the time – spread speaker to speaker with a closeness that we really love. Titles include "Elas", "Isabel", "Despedida", "O Amor Mais Triste", and "Nothing Night". CD

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Henry ManciniMancini '67 ... LP
RCA, 1967. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Henry Mancini in 1967 – a time when he was definitely at the height of his powers, as you'll hear on this sweet set of big band recordings! The format here is much more jazz-based than some of Hank's soundtracks from the time – played with a great group of west coast musicians who include Pete Candoli and Jack Sheldon on trumpets; Ronny Lang, Plas Johnson, Harry Klee, and Ted Nash on reeds; Jimmy Rowles on piano, Bob Bain on guitar, and Larry Bunker on vibes – all great players who really have a way of coming together beautifully, then stepping out to bring their own voices strongly to the tunes. And although there's a few soundtrack tunes on the set, most of the compositions are jazz numbers – not penned by Mancini, but definitely given his touch in the arrangements for the date. Titles include "Stockhom Sweetnin", "Tijuana Taxi", "Round Midnight", "The Cat", "Stolen Sweets", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", and the great fuzz guitar sounds of "Turtles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing.)

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New Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk With John Coltrane ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1957/Early 60s. Used ... $1.99
An interesting little LP that compiles alternate takes from Monk's classic album for Riverside – Monk's Music – the session that featured the unique twin tenor lineup of John Coltrane and Coleman Hawkins. The album features 4 different alternates of tunes from that set – "Nutty", "Epistrophy", "Functional", and "Off Minor" – plus 2 other tunes played by a quartet that features Monk, Coltrane, Wilbur Ware, and Shadow Wilson – on the tunes "Ruby My Dear" and "Trinkle Trinkle". A real odd one in the catalog, but with some great music! CD

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Thelonious Monk Quartet with John ColtraneThelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... $2.99
A rare gem of a session – live material recorded by the Voice Of America in 1957, and featuring a unique Thelonious Monk quartet with John Coltrane on tenor! The performance is contemporaneous with Coltrane's appearance on the legendary Monk's Music album for Riverside – and the overall feel here is a bit similar to that classic. Yet the live setting also allows Coltrane to open up and improvise a lot more – stretching out in fluid lines that are often a strong contrast to the more angular notes coming out of Monk's piano. Rhythm is by the team of Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass and Shadow Wilson on drums – and titles are broken up into an "early show" and "late show" – 9 numbers in all that include "Bye-ya", "Epistrophy", "Nutty", "Crepuscule With Nellie", "Monk's Mood", and "Evidence". CD

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New Idris MuhammadPower Of Soul ... LP
Kudu, 1974. Very Good- ... $16.99
An incredible record from funky drummer Idris Muhammad! Idris is probably known for his funky break work on Blue Note and Prestige records sessions of the late 60s and early 70s – but by the time of this 1974 album, he was really expanding his style, hitting a laidback groove that went way beyond the simple drum break, into a world of complicated fills and riffs that forever changed the face of funk. The best example of this is the album's standout groove – the massive cut "Loran's Dance", which has a mellow jazzy vibe that you'll recognize from its popular use as a sample cut over the years (by the Beastie Boys, DJ Shadow, and others.) All cuts are long and mellow, and other titles include "Power Of Soul", "Saddest Thing" and "Piece of Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, some small stains, and small splits on the spine and top seam.)

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Harry NilssonNilsson – The RCA Albums Collection (17 CD set) ... CD
RCA, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 17 CDs ... $99.99 139.98
The motherlode of classic Nilsson – all of his albums released from the late 60s through the 70s by RCA – plus a trio of bonus discs of sessions from the late 60s to mid 70s – that's 14 original albums and 3 bonus discs in a 17 CD box set! All of the classic albums and relative rarities are here – Pandemonium Shadow Show, Aerial Ballet, Harry, The Point, Nilsson Schmilssion, Son Of Schmilsson, A Little Touch Of Schmilsson In The Night, Pussy Cats, Sandman, Nilsson Sings Newman, Aerial Pandemonium Ballet, Duit On Mon Dei, That's The Way It Is and Knnillssonn – in individual cardboard sleeves that replicate the original LP sleeves. The 3 bonus discs anthologize session material – and the titles include Nilsson Sessions 1967-1968, 1968-1971 and 1971-1974 – and it comes with a nearly 50 page booklet. Incredible! CD

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Nitty Gritty Dirt BandRicochet ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Sealed ... $39.99
More of the Nitty Gritty's nutty country rock pop groovy stuff from the late 60's. Shouldn't work, but it does, and in a nice way. Titles include "Happy Fat Annie", "Truly Right", "Search The Sky", and "Shadow Dream Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed stereo pressing!)

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Mike OldfieldOmmadawn ... LP
Virgin, 1975. Near Mint- ... $4.99
The third album from symphonic rock pioneer Mike Oldfield – at this point unable to steer his way out of the engulfing shadow of his massive Tubular Bells album of a couple years earlier – yet still bearing fruit creatively, as Ommadawn is his third excellent and pretty much unprecedented album of layered instrumental mood rock grandeur in a row! It's not only his third album, it's his third 2 part, single piece epic in a row that's woven from acoustic, electric, classic and modern instrumentation – with a choir and and folk instrumentation keeping in something of an earthy realm, even with synthezisers and more otherworldly touches. Influences from Irish folk to African percussion, it's uncompromising, intricate and interesting to this day! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear and a name stamp on back.)

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Os Tres Brasileiros (aka Os Tres Morais)Brazil LXIX ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
Excellent work from Os Tres Brasileiros – better known in Brazil as Os Tres Morais! The group, like many, were a Brazilian ensemble who recorded in America under a different name – one that might be more "catchy" for the American audiences – but apart from that shift, their music is all authentic all the way – with a wonderful harmony vocal sound that follows in the tradition of Quarteto Em Cy or Tamba Trio! Even better, the album has an organist backing the group up – with sweet bubbling notes that sound a lot like the work of Walter Wanderley, and which give the album an even nicer groovy touch! The whole thing's incredible – a real treat all the way through, with great originals like "Sambamor", "Jequi-Bach", "Outono", and "Brincando De Samba" – plus sweet covers like "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Moon River", and "The Shadow Of Your Smile". CD

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Hasse Poulsen & Richard BonnetColors In Water ... CD
Marge (France), 2013. New Copy ... $9.99
A pair of guitars, working here together – all with the kind of evocative sounds you might expect from the title! The album features duets from guitarist Hasse Poulsen and Richard Bonnet – with no other instrumentation at all – and both players find ways of shaping deeply personal sounds with their strings, in styles that are sometimes melodic, sometimes much more abstract and textural. Titles include "Gollum", "Mirage", "Fields", "It Has To Be", "Non Movie", and "Shadow". CD

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Joe PumaWild Kitten ... LP
Dawn, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $28.99
Joe Puma may not exactly be a Wild Kitten on the guitar, but his 50s recordings are completely sublime – played with a tone and a poise that's never out of place! This excellent Puma set is a wonderfully recorded session for the Dawn label – played with a small combo that includes Oscar Pettiford on bass, Shadow Wilson on drums, and the always-enigmatic Mat Mathews on accordion – working alongside Puma's guitar here in a really magical sort of sound. Tunes are well-composed, and gently swinging – often with some nicely chromatic hues – and titles include "Rigamarole", "Rosalie Ann", "Sportin With Morton", "Soon", "Wild Kitten", and "Rose Room". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has a bit of splitting on the spine, and a small bit of tape, but is nice overall.)

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Sun RaHorizon (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Saturn/Art Yard (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
An amazing live date from Sun Ra & The Arkestra – recorded in Cairo in 1971, with a very transcendent sound overall! Ra and the group are clearly inspired to be working in the shadow of the pyramids – and their music sometimes has Eastern overtones, a bit in the manner of Salah Ragab – their associate in Egypt – yet at other times, things get quite outside and noisy too! The keyboards are especially wonderful – as Ray plays "tiger organ" and moog, in addition to conventional piano – adding in the electronics with really spacey tones that really push the limits of the music. And some of the reeds really help shape the sound of the songs too – stark and soulful at key moments, but also forceful in formation at others – played by John Gilmore on tenor, Marshall Allen on flute and alto, Danny Thompson on baritone and flute, Kwame Hadi on trumpet, Danny Davis on flute and alto, Larry Northington on alto, Eloe Omoe on bass clarinet . The group comes together for a tight reading of "Space Is The Place" – and other titles include "3rd Planet", "Horizon", "Starwatchers", and "Shadow World". CD also features tracks not on the original album – "The Satellites Are Spinning", "We'll Wait For You", "Enlightenment", and "Love In Outer Space". CD

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New Sun RaMagic City ... CD
Saturn/Evidence, 1960. Used ... $9.99
A classic early Arkestra session, and one that features Ra on a variety of instruments – from piano to clavioline to bass marimba, Sun Harp, dragon drum, and electronic celeste – all of which make for a session that's one of the wilder ones from the time! Major soloists on the album include John Gilmore, Pat Patrick, Danny Davis, and Marshall Allen – and at times, the work gets quite out and abstract (as you might guess from titles like "Abstract Eye" and "Abstract I"). Also includes the extended "The Magic City", plus "The Shadow World". CD

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Sun RaNight In East Berlin/My Brothers The Wind & Sun No 9 ... CD
Leo (UK), 1986/1988. New Copy ... $14.99
2 slices of live work by Sun Ra from the late years of his career – 7 tracks from a performance in East Berlin in 1986, plus 1 more from New York in 1988 – both quite unusual! The East Berlin performance has a very full force – one that no doubt comes from the audience's extremely enthusiastic response to the music, but also from the Arkestra's wild improvisations on the first few numbers. Titles include "Mystic Prophecy", "Beyond The Wilderness Of Shadows", "Interstellar Low Ways", and "The Shadow World". The New York performance is a bit more freewheeling and playful – the 20 minute track "My Brothers The Wind & Sun No 9", which features a long synthesizer improvisation by Sun Ra at the beginning, augmented by a bit of vocalization – then increasing output from the larger group. Both performances offer up an extremely visionary side of the group – much more open and experimental than some other 80s live recordings! CD

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Sun RaSpringtime In Chicago ... CD
Golden Years (UK), 1978. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
Beautiful rare recordings by the Sun Ra Arkestra – recorded in Chicago in the late 70s, but with a sound that takes us back to their much earlier years on Saturn! The recordings are pulled from the Waitawhile archive of Hartmut Geerken, and they're some of the most intimate, most sensitive recordings of the group from the time – often done in a way that features spare instrumentation and a really earthy sensibility overall. The group here is a full version of the Arkestra – with June Tyson, John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, Danny Ray Thompson, Eddie Gale, and others present for the date – but the players are often working in smaller groupings to really create a sense of variety in the performance. Titles include "Astro Black", "Springtime In Chicago", "The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise", "Untitled Improvisation", "Queer Notions", "Yeah Man", "Shadow World", "King Porter Stomp", "Next Stop mars", "Calling Planet Earth", and "Lights On A Satellite". CD

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Sun RaSun Ra Arkestra – Live In Ulm, 1992 ... CD
Leo (UK), 1992. New Copy 2 CDs ... $24.99 29.99
A wonderful late live set from Sun Ra – recorded less than a year before Ra himself left this planet – but featuring a wonderfully soulful version of the Arkestra! Ra's piano isn't as prominent here as in earlier recordings – but the younger members of the group have really set their own sort of fire to the music – especially trumpeters Ahmed Abdullah and Michael Ray, and trombonist Tyrone Hill – all of whom really shine in the performance! The group also features Marshall Allen on alto and flute, James Jacson on bassoon and flute, Bruce Edwards on guitar, Jothan Collins on electric bass, and Elso Nascimento Dos Santos and Atakatune on percussion – a lineup that's possibly less "classic", but which also really shows a fresh sense of invention – as these players really make new strides with the cosmic energy of Ra's inspiration. Things are tight, but very spiritual and soaring, too – almost more of a return to 70s modes after some of the Arkestra styles of the 80s – and the 2CD set features the full live set, even encores – with tracks that include "Ankhnaton", "The Mayan Temples", "Fate In A Pleasant Mood", "Theme Of The Stargazers", "Nameless One No 2", "The Shadow World", "They'll Come Back", and "Calling Planet Earth". CD

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New RaekwonImmobilarity ... CD
Wu-Tang/Loud, 1999. Used ... $2.99
The second solo album by The Chef – a record that had hard time finding space outside the massive shadow of his first solo landmark Only Built 4 Cuban Linx – and like other Wu Tang solo albums of the era, there's a number of gems on here that really never had a chance to get over a bar set set so high. Titles include "Yae Yo", "Casablanca", the Pete Rock produced near classic "Sneakers", "Raw", "Pop S**t", My Favorite Dred", "Live From New York", "100 Rounds", "Power", and "Forecast". CD

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Jason RoebkeHigh Red Center ... CD
Delmark, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Maybe the greatest work we've heard so far from Chicago bassist Jason Roebke – a key player on so many sessions for other jazzmen in recent years, but a hell of a visionary leader on his own! Roebke composed all new material for the record – and the set's performed by an octet that's overloaded with heavyweights – including Josh Berman on cornet, Jason Stein on bass clarinet, Keefe Jackson on tenor, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Jason Adasiewicz on vibes, and Mike Reed on drums – all players very familiar with Roebke's sound and style, and a great choice to carry out his mission in the music. There's definitely a compositional structure to the record, but many sounds are quite free, too – individual voices soaring out strongly in this flurry of notes and tones. Titles include "High Red Center", "Slow", "Dirt Cheap", "No Passengers", "Ten Nights", "Shadow", and "Ballin". CD
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Jason RoebkeHigh Red Center ... CD
Delmark, 2014. Used ... $7.99
Maybe the greatest work we've heard so far from Chicago bassist Jason Roebke – a key player on so many sessions for other jazzmen in recent years, but a hell of a visionary leader on his own! Roebke composed all new material for the record – and the set's performed by an octet that's overloaded with heavyweights – including Josh Berman on cornet, Jason Stein on bass clarinet, Keefe Jackson on tenor, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Jason Adasiewicz on vibes, and Mike Reed on drums – all players very familiar with Roebke's sound and style, and a great choice to carry out his mission in the music. There's definitely a compositional structure to the record, but many sounds are quite free, too – individual voices soaring out strongly in this flurry of notes and tones. Titles include "High Red Center", "Slow", "Dirt Cheap", "No Passengers", "Ten Nights", "Shadow", and "Ballin". CD
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New Sonny RollinsFreedom Suite (with bonus track) ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... $3.99
A crucially important record in Sonny Rollins' career – one that had him breaking out of the straight bop sound, and emerging as a major power on the tenor sax – one with limitless creative power! The set features Rollins working with only drum and bass accompaniment – played by Max Roach and Oscar Pettiford, respectively – and the lack of piano or other horns gives Rollins a free space in which to work his magic, doing so incredibly on the album's "Freedom Suite", an extended piece that runs for nearly 20 minutes, and which pushes all conceptions of the tenor's ability to solo freely on record. The other side of the record features shorter tracks – "Shadow Waltz", "Someday I'll Find You", and "Will You Still Be Mine?" – blown with no less creativity. Includes a bonus alternate take of "Till There Was You". CD

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David Rudder, Charlie Roots & OthersThis Is Soca ... LP
Sire, 1987. Very Good+ 2LP ... $2.99
One LP of Soca numbers by David Rudder and Charlie Roots, with 'Calypso Music", "Jourvert Music", "Yes Darling", "Bahia Girl", "Kojak", "Permission To Mash Up The Place" and others. The second album features numbers by Shadow, Natasha, Baron, Duke and others from the class of '87, including "She Wants Me To Sing In The Party", "Sing Ram, Bam", "Doctor, Doctor" and 'Burn Dem". LP, Vinyl record album

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Don ShirleyDon Shirley Point Of View ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Near Mint- ... $3.99
One of the mellowest and most laidback records ever from pianist Don Shirley – and that's saying a lot, given the quietude of his other records! The lineup here is an unusual one – with Shirley on both piano and organ, accompanied by two cellos and one bass – all flowing in drumless splendor on longish tracks that partly pitch Don as a Les McCann-styled 70s sophisticate, but which also are much more strongly introspective, and almost have the seriousness of John Lewis. Titles include "Alfie", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Gershwin Medley", "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", and "The Warning". LP, Vinyl record album

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Frank Sinatra with Count BasieSinatra At The Sands ... CD
Reprise, 1966. Used ... $6.99
A classic Vegas moment for Sinatra – with accompaniment by Count Basie, and arrangements from Quincy Jones, to boot! The set features some great spoken bits – really one of the first chances the American mainstream got to taste the Vegas vibe – and titles include "It Was A Very Good Year", "Fly Me To The Moon", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Come Fly With Me", "Street Of Dreams", "One For My Baby", and "My Kind Of Town". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Sinatra At The Sands ... CD 4.99

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Frank Sinatra with Count BasieSinatra At The Sands ... CD
Reprise, 1966. Used ... $4.99
A classic Vegas moment for Sinatra – with accompaniment by Count Basie, and arrangements from Quincy Jones, to boot! The set features some great spoken bits – really one of the first chances the American mainstream got to taste the Vegas vibe – and titles include "It Was A Very Good Year", "Fly Me To The Moon", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Come Fly With Me", "Street Of Dreams", "One For My Baby", and "My Kind Of Town". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Sinatra At The Sands ... CD 6.99

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Vanilla FudgeComplete Atco Singles ... CD
Atco/Real Gone, Late 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
One of the coolest crossover groups of the 60s – a group who seemed able to merge equal parts soul and psychedelia into a unique style of their own – one that was freaky and fuzzy, but had a real sense of focus too! Guitars and Hammond lines explode at the fringes of all the best tracks, but there's also a real sense of songship too – one that has the group bringing just the right sort of drama to the lyrics without ever sounding too overblown – a play that was especially important on their famous cover versions and remakes! The set brings together all the group's important 45s for Atco Records – both a and b-sides too – many of which feature stellar production by the great Shadow Morton. Title sinclude "Mystery", "The Stranger", "Season Of The Witch (parts 1 & 2)", "Some Velvet Morning", "Good Good Lovin", "You Keep Me Hangin On", "Take Me For A Little While", and "Come By Day Come By Night". CD also features a bonus DJ edit of "Some Velvet Morning". CD

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Vivaldi/RichterFour Seasons – Recomposed By Max Richter – Hope/De Ridder/Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin ... LP
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 24.99
A really great little project – and one that's different both from the original Vivaldi composition, and from the spirit of the other releases in Deutsche Grammophon's "recomposed" series! Max Richter takes The Four Seasons completely apart, then composes some of his own music as well – in this amazing blend of styles that draws surprising links between the work's baroque roots and contemporary minimalism as well. Richter plays moog, Daniel Hope handles violin solos, and Andre De Ridder conducts the larger Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin. The piece features different seasonal passages, plus some added "Shadow" tracks by Richter too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Four Seasons – Recomposed By Max Richter – Hope/De Ridder/Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin (CD &DVD) ... CD 14.99

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New Vivaldi/RichterFour Seasons – Recomposed By Max Richter – Hope/De Ridder/Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin (CD &DVD) ... CD
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 2014. Used CD & DVD ... $14.99
A really great little project – and one that's different both from the original Vivaldi composition, and from the spirit of the other releases in Deutsche Grammophon's "recomposed" series! Max Richter takes The Four Seasons completely apart, then composes some of his own music as well – in this amazing blend of styles that draws surprising links between the work's baroque roots and contemporary minimalism as well. Richter plays moog, Daniel Hope handles violin solos, and Andre De Ridder conducts the larger Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin. The piece features different seasonal passages, plus some added "Shadow" tracks by Richter too. CD
(DVD is NTSC coded, All Region.)
Also available Four Seasons – Recomposed By Max Richter – Hope/De Ridder/Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin ... LP 22.99

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Sadao WatanabeGirl From Ipanema ... LP
RCA (Japan), 1967. Very Good+ ... $28.99
Great early bossa work from Sadao Watanabe – cut in a small group format, and recorded with a raspy tone that brings a wonderful sense of humanity to the tunes! Sadao's work on alto is especially great – not nearly as polished as other bossa interpreters of the 60s, in a way that makes things slightly unsettling at times – and his other performances on flute are still great too – airy, melodic, and very chromatic. The rest of the group has some great tones too – guitar that dances with the flute (plus a hint of scatting – maybe from Sadao), plus piano, drums, bass, and percussion. Titles include "Un Homme Et Une Femme", "Girl From Ipanema", "Fly Me To The Moon", "O Morro", "Voce E Eu", "Shadow Of Your Smile", and "Once I Loved". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear. 1980 pressing.)

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Phil Woods & Gene QuillPhil & Quill ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1956/1995. New Copy ... $9.99
A wonderful twin-alto session from the mid 50s – and one of our favorites from the RCA jazz years! Gene Quill was always one of the crisper, tighter alto talents of the time, and he's ably paired here with a young Phil Woods – an equally crisp player at this point in his career, working alongside Quill in a wonderfully sharp sound! The group's a small combo, and seems to have a slightly looser, more relaxed feel than some other RCA assemblages of the time – a mode that really just lets the two lead saxophonists focus on sharing the heads, then breaking out solos – blowing with a bit less of the tightly arranged style that often showed up on the label. Players include Sol Schlinger on baritone, Dave McKenna on piano, Buddy Jones on bass, and Shadow Wilson on drums – and tracks include "Rib Roast", "Pottsville USA", "Frank The Barber", "Twin Funkies", and "Una Momento". CD

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X Ray PopDing Dong Dubs – Ding Dong Songs Part 2 – The Cassettes 1984 to 1989 ... LP
Finders Keepers/Cache Cache (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $14.99
Beautiful work from X Ray Pop – a totally wonderful French group from the 80s, and one with the same mix of female vocals and spare electronics that would later surface more strongly with Stereolab! These guys are kind of a bridge between that group and the early 80s experiments of Brit groups like Young Marble Giants – working here in a style that's a lot warmer than most post-punk material, but still equally spare – a great stripped-down approach to electronic pop, but without any of the darkness that genre usually embraces! This volume 2 of the vinyl collection features rare work that was only ever issued on cassette, plus a few compilation tracks – titles that include "Living Dead", "Pamela", "Orques Et Goblins", "Dream Of A Shadow", "Klic Klac", and "Alain Aime Samantha". LP, Vinyl record album
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Ding Dong Songs ... CD 11.99
Ding Dong Disques – Ding Dong Songs Part 1 – The Records 1984 to 1989 ... LP 16.99

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VariousBombay The Hard Way – Guns, Cars, & Sitars ... CD
Motel, Mid 70s. Used ... $6.99
Nice one! This long awaited set is worth all the attention it's been getting! The folks at Motel have put together a nice batch of funky sountrack material, culled from classic Indian "brownsploitation" action films from the 1970s – and the music's every bit as wild and funky as you'd imagine. The bottom groove is classic 70's funk, as you might hear in an American action film from the time, but then there's also some fantastic elements of Indian music thrown in – like funky sitar, extra percussion, and cool synthesizers. Plus, some of the tracks have additional production work by The Automator, and extra beats by DJ Shadow, to extend the funkiness of the originals. The whole thing's very lavishly packaged, with great graphics, and a nice book that has lots of images from the films. Some of the titles (which were added recently, since this is incidental music) are a bit weak – like "Punjabis, Pimps, & Players", "Fear Of A Brown Planet", "Fists Of Curry", and "The Good, The Bad, & The Chutney" – but believe us, the music is stone cold funky, and very very nice! Some good breaks, and lots of groovy funky sounds that you'd never hear on this side of the Pacific. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousHammock House – Lower East Side ... LP
Fania, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A nice entry in the Hammock House series of hip remixes of Latin classics from the Fania canon – this one featuring Twin Shadow, Whiskey Barons, Toy Selectah and Isa GT nicely mixing up classics by Ray Barretto, Justo Betancourt, Ismael Rivera and Hector Lavoe & Willie Colon! Includes "Acid (Twin Shadow Remix)", "Power (Whiskey Barons Heavy Funk Mix)" and Right On (Whiskey Barons Got Some Afro Mix)" all by Ray Barretto, plus "Catano (Whiskey Barons Cumbia Dub Mix)" by Justo Betancourt, "Aguanile (Toy Selectah 2013 Cosmico Remix)" by Hector Lavoe and Willie Colon and "Las Caras Lindas (Isa GT Remix)" by Ismael Rivera. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRoyalties Overdue ... CD
Mo Wax (UK), 1994. Used 2CDs ... $38.99
A nice piece of history! It's easy in these post-Headz days to forget the sort of records Mo Wax was putting out in the early days, and though there's some seminal trip hop included here, like Shadow's "Influx" and RPM's "Food Of My De-Rhythm", there's some straight up acid jazz too, and not bad at that, like the early DJ Krush single "Slow Chase", with live sax & organ, and his collaboration with Monday Michiru "Hear Between The Silence", Marden Hill's "Come On", the Gil Scott-Heron-ish "If" by Step and the Federation's "Life So Free". But the real kicker fo rus was the inclusion of one of our favorite early singles, Palm Skin Productions beautiful reading of Miles' classic "In A Silent Way", with Chris Bowden blowing beautifully on soprano. CD
(Long out of print!)

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New Lee RitenourBanded Together ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... Around December 10, 2014
Lee Ritenour's banded together here with a few different vocalists – most notably Eric Tagg and John Massaro – both of whom serve up lyrics over Lee's work on electric guitar! The approach is one that's obviously trying for a crossover hit – and the record shakes off some of the better fusion styles of other Ritenour albums in favor of a more commercial pop sound – but one that still retains a few soulful elements of Lee's other work. Other all-stars on the set include Phil Collins, Harvey Mason, Don Grusin, and Patti Austin – and titles include "Operator", "Other Love", "Sunset Drivers", "Mandela", "Amaretto", "Shadow Dancing", and "Heavenly Bodies". CD

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Sonny RollinsFreedom Suite ... LP
Riverside/OJC, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... Around September 9, 2014
A crucially important record in Sonny Rollins' career – one that had him breaking out of the straight bop sound, and emerging as a major power on the tenor sax – one with limitless creative power! The set features Rollins working with only drum and bass accompaniment – played by Max Roach and Oscar Pettiford, respectively – and the lack of piano or other horns gives Rollins a free space in which to work his magic, doing so incredibly on the album's "Freedom Suite", an extended piece that runs for nearly 20 minutes, and which pushes all conceptions of the tenor's ability to solo freely on record. The other side of the record features shorter tracks – "Shadow Waltz", "Someday I'll Find You", and "Will You Still Be Mine?" – blown with no less creativity. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Freedom Suite (with bonus track) ... CD 3.99

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt With The New Yorkers (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Roost/Warner (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... Around September 17, 2014
Beautiful Roost material from Sonny Stitt – solid, mature, and extremely well-placed lines on the alto sax – all caught at a level that's higher than most of his contemporaries were dising out at the time! The boppier side of Stitt's roots is nicely suppressed here – and in its place is a focused and deeply personal approach to the music – one that's wonderfully complemented by the "New Yorkers" combo of Hank Jones on piano, Shadow Wilson on drums, and Wendell Marshall on bass. The record's one of the jewels in the crown of his Roost catalog – and titles include "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", "It Might As Well Be Spring", "Engos, The Bloos", and "Bloosey". CD

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Kip HanrahanVertical's Currency ... CD
Pangaea/IRS, 1985. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Wonderful stuff – one of Kip Hanrahan's unique albums recorded for American Clave during the mid 80s, a daring blend of jazz, vocals, and influences from various Latin sources. The players on the set are as diverse as the sounds – and incluce Jack Bruce, Milton Cardona, Steve Swallow, Arto Lindsay, David Murray, and Hanrahan on percussion – and although the album should just sound like a mess, it ends up coming across wonderfully, with some of the most daringly intimate vocal tracks recorded in the jazz field during the 80s. Titles include "Shadow Song", "Small Map Of Heaven", "Two Heartedly", "Chances Are Good", "Make Love 2", "What Do You Think", and "Describing It To Yourself As Convex". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Vertical's Currency ... LP 6.99

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New Mary Jane GirlsOnly Four You ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A lasting classic from the funky female foursome who were one of the biggest acts on Motown in the mid-80s – working here with super tight production and arrangements from Rick James – who also wrote all the songs on the record too! The girls' look is a bit dated, but their sound has surprisingly strong staying power – partly because of Rick's crossover version of funk in the rhythms, but also because of the way the vocal interplay still stays nice and catchy! The album's definitely commercial, but doesn't have that clunk that makes other efforts of this time from the time fall flat – and titles include "In My House", "I Betcha", "Girlfriend", Wild & Crazy Love", "Shadow Lover", "Break It Up", and "Lonely For You". CD

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Lou RawlsLou Rawls Live! (Capitol) ... CD
Capitol, 1966. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest albums to ever sum up the genius of Lou Rawls in the 60s – a brilliant live set put together with the talents of David Axelrod! The record perfectly captures the easy-going soul of Rawls in the early years – a natural approach to his music that made him one of the best singers of his genre at the time, and which comes out especially strong in the album's upbeat monologues, which are often delivered by Lou with musical accompaniment, then leap strongly into the lyrics of a tune. Backing is by a small jazzy combo that includes Herb Ellis on guitar and the great rhythm team of Jimmy Bond on bass and Earl Palmer on drums – both of whom bring a nice little groove to most of the album's numbers. Titles include "Street Corner Hustler's Blues/World Of Trouble", "Southside Blues/Tobacco Road", "The Shadow of Your Smile", "In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down", "I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good", and "The Girl From Ipanema". CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Nancy WilsonGoin Out Of My Head ... LP
Capitol/Pickwick, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
titles include "Yesterday", "You've Got Your Troubles", "No One Else But You", "Uptight", "Shadow Of Your Smile", and "Call Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mostly split top seam.)

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New Dorothy AshbyRubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby ... LP
Cadet, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible work from the amazing Dorothy Ashby – a brilliant set of funky and spiritual tunes, set to full backings from Chicago soul arranger Richard Evans! This album is easily one of Ashby's greatest, and it's dedicated to the writings of Omar Khayyam – one of the forces guiding Dorothy's more spiritual sound at the end of the 60s, clearly opened up in a way that's not unlike the direction of Alice Coltrane's work, but a lot more focused and a lot more funky! Ashby not only plays her usual jazz harp, but also koto as well, and even sings a bit too – and the larger group directed by Evans features work by Stu Katz on vibes and kalimba, Lenny Druss on flutes, and Cash McCall on guitar – all in a groove that's really a precursor to the Earth Wind & Fire generation of the Chicago scene! Titles include the amazing break "The Moving Finger" – worth the price of the album alone – plus "Dust", "Joyful Grass & Grape", "Heaven & Hell", "Wax & Wane", "Shadow Shapes", "For Some When Young", "Myself When Young", and "Drink". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Martin BoettcherSound Kaleidoscope ... CD
Motor (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Another masterpiece from Motor Music! This time, they've culled together 25 tracks by the brillant German arranger/bandleader Martin Bottcher. Think of him as the German Roy Budd or the German Henry Mancini – that is, as the kind of arranger who can handle jazz, pop, and soundtrack charts, and who can bring together many styles with a seamless flowing sensibility. The stuff on here sparkles with warmth and lyricism, and with Bottcher's cool floating style of arrangement. Loads of goodies, including "Bengelchen Bossa Nova", "Fiesta In Belo Horizonte", "Adagio In G Minor", "Dr. Med Fabian", and "Melodie Fur Jessica" – plus covers of pop hits like "This Guy's In Love With You" and "The Shadow Of Your Smile". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Bootsy CollinsOne Giveth, The Count Taketh Away ... LP
Warner, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bootsy Collins steps strongly from the shadow of George Clinton here – and wrote, arranged, and produced most of the album himself! Of course, George was having plenty of his own troubles at the time – but that only allowed Bootsy to take the helm even more, and step out with a batch of grooves that still keeps his star power plenty high. Of course, he's got some great help here too – from Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns, Midnight Star, Godmomma, and P-Funk regulars Bernie Worrell and Gary Shider – all of whom help contribute some classic elements to grooves that include "Shine O Myte", "#1 Funkateer", "So Nice You Name Him Twice", "Take A Lickin & Keep On Tickin", and "Countracula". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and creasing.)

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New Sammy Davis Jr & Laurindo AlmeidaSammy Davis Jr Sings, Laurindo Almeida Plays ... CD
Warner/Collectors Choice, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The closest thing Sammy D ever came to cutting a bossa album – and a lovely batch of fragile tunes that feature no other instrumentation save for the guitar of Laurindo Almeida. Almeida plays acoustic guitar on the album, in a gentle style that supports Sam's rich voice as it works through a set of ballads and sad songs that includes "Here's That Rainy Day", "Two Different Worlds", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Joey Joey Joey", "Speak Low", and "We'll Be Together Again". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Eddie FisherThird Cup ... LP
Cadet, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing album by the great guitarist Eddie Fisher – and completely unlike his later funk records! Eddie plays stripped down jazz with a small combo that includes organ by Robert Selby, bass by Paul Jackson, and some rhythm guitar by Phil Westmoreland – and the twin-guitar approach creates this super-dope style that's light years ahead of its time, with a sophistication that points the way to later mid 70s work on labels like CTI and Kudu! Eddie's guitar work is an incredible exercise in spareness and soulfulness – best heard on the fantastic "Third Cup", a long drawn-out jazz stepper that's got to be heard to be believed. The cut's been a favorite on the Chicago jazz stepper's scene for years – and it alone is worth the price of the album. However, the record features some other wonderful stuff – like a sublime version of "Shadow Of Your Smile" that runs for a bubbling 12 minutes – plus the originals "Shut Up", "Scorched Earth", and "Two By Two". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Dexter Gordon & Slide HamptonDay In Copenhagen (Prestige) ... LP
MPS/Prestige, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous European meeting of tenorist Dexter Gordon and trombonist Slide Hampton – brought together in this impeccable sextet session for MPS – a real standout in the label's straight jazz catalog over the years! By the time of the set, Gordon had been working heavily in Europe, especially Copenhagen – a locale where he was given ample freedom to stretch out and really explore his tone and phrasing. Hampton had also kicked around the continent a fair bit too, but in a tighter format, doing arrangements for others and working in bigger groups – and it's actually his careful touch that really helps shape the sound of the set – by bringing Gordon's groove into a focus more strongly than before, and reminding us that Dex was a great group player when he wanted to be! The frontline features Gordon's tenor, Hampton's trombone, and the trumpet of Dizzy Reece – often stating the heads in a fluidly soulful way, then breaking out nicely with individual voices – very much in the best Blue Note mode. Rhythm is by the trio of Kenny Drew on piano, Art Taylor on drums, and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass – and titles include 3 excellent originals by Hampton – "A New Thing", "My Blues", and "A Day In Vienna" – plus a wicked almost-Lee Morgan-esque take on "What's New", and versions of "Shadow Of Your Smile" and "You Don't Know What Love Is". US pressing of the MPS album. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some wear, splitting on the top and bottom seams, and stains on the back.)
 
 
 



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