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Elmer BernsteinCast A Giant Shadow ... LP
United Artists, 1966. Very Good+ ... $0.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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New 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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Dead Man's Shadow4P's ... LP
Get Back (Italy), 1997. Near Mint- (reissue)... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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New DJ ShadowEndtroducing (limited UK version) ... CD
Mo Wax (UK), 1996. Used ... $6.99
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.)


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New DJ ShadowPreemptive Strike ... LP
Mo Wax/FFRR, 1997. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
For everyone who wasn't there the first time around, Shadow was kind enough to compile his early MoWax material, released originally as 12" singles. Unfortunately none of the really early, really hard to get stuff is here, but cuts like "Influx" and "Hindsight" are still essential, plus there's the 7" tracks "High Noon" and "Organ Donor (extended overhaul)" and the entire 4 part "What Does Your Soul Look Like?" suite, presented in it's original out-of-order order. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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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 ... $34.99
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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MoonMoonlight Shadow (ext, 70th version)/Lunik ... 12-inch
Disco Magic (Italy), 1992. Very Good (pic cover)... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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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- ... $11.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and an old price sticker on back.)

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New AnonymousInside The Shadow ... CD
Machu Pichu, 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily 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 Gary BartzShadow Do ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New DJ ShadowEndtroducing ... LP
Mo Wax/FFRR, 1996. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing on Mo Wax/A&M, including the printed inner sleeves.)
Also available Endtroducing (limited UK version) ... CD 6.99

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New Eddie HarrisCryin' Blues/Shadow Of Your Smile ... 7-inch
Atlantic, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Atlantic sleeve. Label has a sticker.)

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New Conrad HerwingLand Of Shadow ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD

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New Lateef The Truth SpeakerQuickening (Wreckoning Pt 2) (street, radio, inst)/Wreckoning/Latyrx/DJ Shadow's Beat ... 12-inch
Solesides, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Featuring Lyrics Born, and production by Shadow. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original Solesides promo.)

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New Harry NilssonPandemonium Shadow Show ... LP
RCA, 1967. Used ... 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
(Sealed original stereo pressing!)

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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 ... Temporarily 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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New Astrud GilbertoShadow Of Your Smile ... LP
Verve, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Astrud Gilberto's greatest albums – and quite possibly our personal favorite! The record features beautifully understated arrangements by Joao Donato, Don Sebesky, and Claus Ogerman – and the instrumentation is a haunting mix of bossa rhythms with darker orchestrations that bring out an emotional side of Astrud that you don't always get on other LPs. The track list is excellent, and includes some of her best tracks for Verve, like "Non Stop To Brazil", "Fly Me To The Moon", "O Ganso", and "Aruanda". Not to be passed up, and one that we never tire of listening to! LP, Vinyl record album
(60s pressing – in nice shape! One corner of the cover is slightly bumped, but rest is great.)

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New Harry NilssonPandemonium Shadow Show (180 gram mono edition) ... LP
RCA/Sundazed, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... 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 Bobby DarinSings Shadow Of Your Smile ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(White label promo. Cover has a DJ sticker, a spot of tape on the spine, light wear, and bit of marker on the back.)

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New DJ ShadowPreemptive Strike ... CD
London, 1997. Used ... Out Of Stock
For everyone who wasn't there the first time around, Shadow was kind enough to compile his early MoWax material, released originally as 12" singles. Unfortunately none of the really early, really hard to get stuff is here, but cuts like "Influx" and "Hindsight" are still essential, plus there's the 7" tracks "High Noon" and "Organ Donor (extended overhaul)" and the entire 4 part "What Does Your Soul Look Like?" suite, presented in it's original out-of-order order. CD
(Includes bonus CD with the DJ Shadow Megamix by DJ Q-Bert.)
Also available Preemptive Strike ... LP 14.99

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New Str8-GShadow (rmx radio, ext rmx inst, ext rmx)/Drama (LP)/Shadow Of A G (LP) ... 12-inch
Tuff Break, 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
"Drama" produced by and including guest rhymes from Tragedy. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)
 
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Beenie ManPum Pum Gone A Lead (wicked mix, radio edit) ... 7-inch
Black Shadow (Jamaica), 2000. Very Good- ... $0.49
7-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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Sean PaulEs Ee Ex (wicked mix, radio edit) ... 7-inch
Black Shadow (Jamaica), 2000. Very Good- ... $0.49
7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Ronnie Aldrich & His Two PianosTwo Pianos In Hollywood ... LP
Phase 4, 1967. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $0.99
The twin-piano style of Ronnie Aldrich takes on Hollywood! Ronnie offers up his versions of a number of 60s film themes – tunes that range from the groovy to the dramatic, and which features Ronnie's strong-handed piano work set amidst some larger backings that often use a fair bit of strings, plus some nice electric bass to round out the bottom. Tunes include "Chim Chim Cheree", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf", "The Apartment", and "More". LP, Vinyl record album

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Nancy AmesLatin Pulse ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
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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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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Brass RingLove Theme From The Flight Of The Phoenix ... LP
Dunhill, 1966. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Heavenly work from one of the dreamiest groups of all time! The Brass Ring are a blend of sexy saxes and mellow rhythms – perfectly summed up by the album's cover, which has a picture of a blonde lying nude in a bed, bedclothes around her, ashtray off to the side, underneath the caption "Was it him, or his music?" We're not saying this album will give you the same luck – but it'll definitely head you in the right direction – thanks to a lean, stripped-down approach to 60s easy instrumentals – totally great, and never sleepy at all! The album's filled with great tunes, like "Love Theme From The Flight Of The Phoenix", "Shadow Of Your Smile", "Tara's Theme", "Lara's Theme", "Moon River", and "Moment To Moment". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, with a bit of splitting on the bottom seam.)

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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.)

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Express RisingExpress Rising (2nd album) ... CD
Numero, 2013. New Copy ... $12.99 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
Express Rising (2nd album) ... CD 8.99

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Express RisingExpress Rising (2nd album) ... CD
Numero, 2013. Used ... $8.99
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) ... CD 12.99
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 12.99
Express Rising (2nd album) ... CD 8.99

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Chico Freeman & Von FreemanFreeman & Freeman ... CD
India Navigation, 1989. New Copy ... $11.99
One of a few albums from the late 80s that features underground saxophonist Chico Freeman playing in the company of his father, Chicago tenor giant Von Freeman. This set was recorded live in New York, and it's a bit more straight ahead than the pair's earlier Lord Riff & Me set for the Why Not label – but it comes across nicely, in a mode that shows that Chico has absorbed more than a bit of his pop's strengths over the years. Rhythm is by Kenny Barron, Cecil McBee, and Jack DeJohnette – but Muhal Richard Abrams plays piano on one track, "Paying New York Dues". Other titles include "Undercurrents", "Lover Man", and "The Shadow Of Your Smile". CD

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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 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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New 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- ... $9.99
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.)

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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 ... $7.99
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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New IncognitoAmplified Soul ... CD
Shanachie, 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Incognito never lets us down – and records like this keep us listening strongly year after year! The set's got all the core brilliance of Incognito at their best – a really classic approach to jazzy soul, served up with top shelf instrumentation by the group – and sent home strongly by a range of singers who include Vandessa Haynes, Tony Momrelle, Chiara Hunter, Imani, Deborah Bond, and the great Carleen Anderson! Nobody can do it as well as these guys – tight, but never uptight – smooth, but never sleepy – really right on the money from the production on down to the bottom – the kind of careful, classy soul that almost makes Incognito a genre unto themselves. Titles include "Wind Sorceress", "Rapture", "Hands Up If You Wanna Be Loved", "Hats", "I Couldn't Love You More", "Something Bout July", and "Silver Shadow". CD

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Illinois Jacquet & Leo ParkerToronto 1947 ... CD
Uptown, 1947. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
A rare performance from two 40s giants of the saxophone – tenorist Illinois Jacquet and baritonist Leo Parker – coming together here in a live setting, with tracks that run a lot longer than most studio work from either player at the time! Given that Jacquet's horn is played at a pretty deep, soulful level, he's pretty great match for the sound of the young Leo Parker – already one of the strongest baritone saxophonists of his generation, with a voice that easily bridges the space between bop and swing! Other players on the date include Joe Newman and Russell Jacquet on trumpets, Sir Charles Thompson on piano, Al Lucas on bass, and Shadow Wilson on drums – and the live material has a quality that's a bit like some of the smaller group JATP performances of the period. Tracks include "Mutton Leg", "Home Sweet Home", "Music Hall Beat", "Bottoms Up", and a nice "Ballad Medley". CD

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Barney KesselOn Fire ... LP
Emerald, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $29.99
Rare and groovy work by Barney Kessel – originally recorded for a strange subsidiary of Phil Spector's record label! The album's quite different than some of Kessel's other albums of the earlier years – recorded live with a gritty feel that's really nice – a bit more edge on the strings of the guitar, and a rumbling tone that's a far cry from his lighter work for Contemporary in the 50s. Kessel still retains much of his ability to produce a bell-like tone on the guitar – but he rings out with a tremendous amount of force – spurred on by the crackling club rhythm section of Jerry Scheff on bass and Frank Capp on drums. Titles include 2 great originals – "Slow Burn" and "Sweet Baby" – plus an excellent version of "Recado Bossa Nova", and the tunes "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Just In Time", and "One Mint Julep". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and seam splitting.)

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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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Earl KlughLate Nite Guitar/Two Of A Kind/Nightsongs ... CD
BGO (UK), 1980/1982/1984. New Copy 2 CDs ... $12.99
A trio of albums from guitarist Earl Klugh – presented here in a single set! First up is Late Night Guitar – a beautiful set that really lives up to its title – a record that matches Earl's wonderful work on guitar with some sublime orchestral charts from Dave Matthews! The approach is definitely different than some of Klugh's previous work, and makes the album a very unique one – a set that's got a really personal, expressive vibe – but in ways that are never too cheesy or sentimental – a balance that, we think, really comes from Dave's handling of the backings. Titles include "Nice To Be Around", "Like A Lover", "Tenderly", "Mona Lisa", "Triste", and "A Time For Love". Two Of A Kind is a classic pairing of the guitar of Earl Klugh and the keyboards of Bob James – and a set that really makes some great steps forward out of a blend of the acoustic and electric sounds from each player! Earl's strings sound especially nice over James' Fender Rhodes – but even cuts with acoustic piano or other keyboards come off sounding great – with a warm Tappan Zee vibe that's mighty nice throughout! Titles include "The Falcon", "Whiplash", "Ingenue", "Wes", and "Sandstorm". On Nightsongs, Earl Klugh's guitar gets plenty of rich colors to work with – some deeper backdrops from arrangers Don Sebesky and Dave Matthews – each of whom bring a different mood to the set! Sebesky's got those lush, full charts that we love so much from his classic orchestral charts of the 60s and 70s – while Matthews is a bit tighter and more swinging, but still farther from his funky work of the 70s than you might expect. Klugh's guitar hits loads of those classic colorful tones throughout – and titles include "Theme From The Pawnbroker", "The Ook Of Love", "Nature Boy", "A Certain Smile", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", and "Stay Gold". CD

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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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Jack McDuffTobacco Road ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $9.99
A monster record by Brother Jack McDuff, and one of his best-ever – in our humble opinion! At first glance, the album appears to be just a bunch of jazz covers of standards and pop tracks – like "Tobacco Road", "Shadow Of Your Smile", "This Bitter Earth", and "Teardrops From My Eyes" – but Jack's got some help from JJ Jackson on the arrangements, and the outwardly simple tracks are twisted into these amazing grooves that have Jack wailing away in strange choppy funky ways on the organ! The whole album must be heard to be believed, and the version of "Shadow Of Your Smile", which starts with a nice break, is worth the price of the album alone! Plus, the whole thing's packaged in a very groovy cover, too. CD

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Gil MelleQuadrama ... CD
Prestige (Japan), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $22.99
Sublime work from one of the true originals of 50s jazz! Gil Melle was a baritonist – but with a sound and approach that was completely unique – very different than bigger names on the instrument, like Jimmy Giuffre or Pepper Adams. He had an icy touch that was surprising for the instrument, crafted carefully in well-written compositions with longtime partner Joe Cinderella, an equally compelling guitarist who's working with Melle on this quartet session that also includes Shadow Wilson and George Duvivier. The tracks aren't as way-out as some of Melle's work, but they've got an edge that's undeniable – and which clearly set the tone for some of Jimmy Giuffre's work of the same period. Titles include "Walter Ego", "Full House", "Quadrama", and "Rush Hour In Hong Kong". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Mickey & The Soul GenerationMickey & The Soul Generations (3LP set) ... LP
Cali Tex, Early 70s. New Copy 3 LP Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99 35.98
Was funk ever this great again? Maybe not – as Mickey & The Soul Generation were one of the greatest groups of their generation – a completely polished gem, in the sometimes rough-edged funky 45 rockpile! The band never cut a full album, but their 7" singles from the early 70s are the stuff of legend – some of the first funky 45s that started passing amongst collectors, prized for their incredibly tight sound – right up there with the JBs, Meters, and other established funky acts for pure "in the pocket" action. Most of that rare early work's never been reissued – save for the occasional dodgy boot – which is why it's even more wonderful to have this double-length set of work by the group, complete with a fuller track listing than we'd ever imagined they recorded, and full notes on the music and band by Josh Davis, aka DJ Shadow! This insane 3LP set is bigger than any previous collection on the group – and has updated notes from Davis, plus a lot more tracks – including a previously unreleased LP, demo material, and live tracks too! Tracks include "Iron Leg", "Football", "Up The Stairs & Around The Bend", "Give Everybody Some", "Joint Session", "Chocolate", "Message From A Black Man", "Soulful Sickness", "UFO", "Hey Brother Man", "Southern Fried Funk", "How Good Is Good", and "We Got To Make A Change". LP, Vinyl record album

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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
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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New 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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Wes MontgomeryBest Of Wes Montgomery (Verve) ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
A collection of sides cut in the mid 60s by Wes during his association with Verve. Culled from the albums Movin' Wes, Bumpin', Goin' Out Of My Head and Tequila, these numbers all feature the larger arrangements that gave those albums a richer sound than his small group recordings, though Wes' soulful playing shines over top. Arrangements are by Oliver Nelson, Johnny Pate, Claus Ogerman and Don Sebesky and the tracks are 'Tequila", "Movin' Wes (part 1)", "End Of A Love Affair", "Naptown Blues", "Con Alma", "Goin' Out of My Head", "How Insensitive (Insensatez)", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Caravan" and "Bumpin' On Sunset". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and candle wax on the back.)

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David MurrayInterboogieology ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1978. Used ... $9.99
No boogie here – at least not in the conventional sense – but a great little set from David Murray, recorded during the soulful prime of his early years on record! The album features a very hip quartet – one with Murray on tenor, Butch Morris on cornet, Johnny Dyani on bass, and Oliver Johnson on drums – joined by vocalist Marta Contreras on two tracks, who sings in this haunting, other-worldly way that's really great – almost more of an instrument than a voice, and a nice match for Murray's reedwork. The sound is relatively open at points, almost loft jazz-ish – and tracks are all quite long too, with titles that include "Home", "Namthini's Shadow", "Blues For David", and "Interboogieology". CD
(Out of print. Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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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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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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Pieces Of PeacePieces Of Peace ... CD
Scarab/Cali Tex, 1972. Used ... $4.99
A lost treasure of rare soul from the Chicago scene – the unreleased album by Pieces Of Peace – a combo with ties both to the late 60s soul of Twinight Records and the early 70s grooves of The Pharoahs! This set was initially recorded by The Pharoahs' Scarab label, but never issued at the time – and it shows a tremendous growth from the earlier hard funk styles of the Pieces – a move into fuller, more complicated modes that often had the same righteous blend of jazz, soul, and spirituality as Earth Wind & Fire! The production here is great, and the tapes haven't suffered at all for all their years on the shelf – and if anything, the album's even more explosive now than if it was issued at the time – given how long we've had to wait. The reissue is beautiful too – probably better done than any original wax might have been – thanks to careful curation from Josh (DJ Shadow) Davis, Dante Carfagna, and Rob Sevier – the latter of whom turns in some Numero-styled notes that really tell the full story of the group. Titles include "Cease Fire", "Pollution", "Flunky For Your Love", "I Still Care", "Peace & Blessings", and "Yesterday's Visions". 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+ ... $33.99
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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New 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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Sun RaMagic City ... LP
Saturn, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $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". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Sun RaMedia Dream (expanded 2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Saturn/Art Yard (UK), 1978. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 21.99
Incredible work from one of Sun Ra's most enigmatic periods! The album was recorded in Italy in 1978, right around the same time as "Disco 2000" (and not too far off from Languidity) – and it features Ra playing around with lots of cool spacey keyboards, in a spare cosmic style that's really out of this world! The overall sound is incredible – with an incredible sense of otherness that has Ra pushing the limits of the moog and organ to a level never heard before on record – and in a way, the set is everything you might have imagined when you first heard of Sun Ra as some strange jazz musician who claimed to be from outer space! The group is a quartet, with Michael Ray on trumpet, John Gilmore on tenor, and Luqman Ali on drums – and titles include "Saturn Research", "Media Dreams", "Year Of The Sun", "Constellation", and the haunting straight jazz piece "Twigs At Twilight". Expanded 2CD version features a huge amount of unheard music – a full disc of bonus tracks that includes "Friendly Galaxy", "An Unbeknown Love", "Of Other Tomorrows Never Know", "Images", "The Truth About Planet Earth", "The Shadow World", and even a version of "Space Is The Place"! CD

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New 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 RaSoul Vibrations Of Man (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Saturn, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Unbelievable! This is one of the rarest Sun Ra records we've ever seen – and it's also one of the most compelling. There are no tracks listed on the label (although the Sun Ra discography lists them as "Sometimes The Universe Speaks", "Pleiades", "Third Heaven", "When There Is No Sun", "Halloween In Harlem", and "Shadow World") – and the sound is very very unusual. The first two tracks feature lots of spare reed work, mixing flutes, oboe, and clarinet with some occasional percussion. Then, the record shifts into an all-vocal number – almost like one of Ra's older doo wop tunes, but with a very strange sing-song lyric about the cosmos. Side two moves into larger group sounds, more in keeping with the mid 70s style of the Arkestra, and featuring some very firey solos mixed with a bit of synth. Great stuff, and the Arkestra at its most mystical! LP, Vinyl record album

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New 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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New 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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Lou RawlsLou Rawls Live! (Capitol) ... CD
Capitol, 1966. Used ... $7.99
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
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New 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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Rolling StonesThrough The Past Darkly – Big Hits Vol 2 (180 gram clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
London/Abkco, Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $21.99 23.98
Loads of late 60s classics from the Rolling Stones – served up in a special set dedicated to the late Brian Jones! The music here really shows the darkening side of the Stones' sound – and titles include "Paint It Black", "Have You Seen Your Mother Baby Standing In The Shadow", "2000 Light Years From Home", "Mother's Little Helper", "She's A Rainbow", "Let's Spend The Night Together", and "Street Fighting Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Presented here in the album's original octagon-shaped cover!)

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New Sonny RollinsEast Broadway Run Down ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Very Good- Gatefold ... $14.99
One of the most free-wheeling Sonny Rollins albums of the 60s – an album that features some very long, extended tracks that really break out from some of the straighter moments of Sonny's mid-60s recordings! The title track is an incredible 20 minute workout – one that almost feels improvised, but which is never too free – always pulsating with a killer groove from the drums of Elvin Jones and bass of Jimmy Garrison – and featuring the trumpet of Freddie Hubbard in the frontline with Rollins' tenor – blowing with quite an edge throughout! Side two features "Blessing In Disguise" – which is equally adventurous – plus a surprisingly moody take on "We Kiss in a Shadow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some wear, a spot of tape residue in one corner, some small stains inside the gatefold, and a small rip on the back at the opening.)

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Sonny RollinsFreedom Suite ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese Victor pressing, including the obi and insert. Cover has a half-split top seam, a small split on the bottom seam, and some discoloration along the opening.)

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David Rudder, Charlie Roots & OthersThis Is Soca ... LP
Sire, 1987. Very Good+ 2LP ... $4.99
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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RunawaysRunaways Live In Japan (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Mercury/Culture Factory (UK), 1977. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99 18.99
The teen Queens Of Noise tearing it up live in Tokyo! From the beginning, the jaibait cultural baggage tended to cast a larger shadow than their music, which is damn shame, because The Runaways are badass, killer rock & roll band – and they prove that here in epic fashion – especially with the uber-excited Japanese fanbase – who really adored the band a huge way. Raw, glammy kickass rock. Come and get it boys! Includes "Queens Of Noise", "California Paradise", "All Right You Guys" their hard rocking cover of Lou Reed's late Velvets classic "Rock N Roll", "Neon Angels On The Road To Ruin", "I Wanna Be Where The Boys Are", "American Nights", "C'Mon" and "Cherry Bomb". CD

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William ShellerLux Aeterna (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
Sweet and sexy sounds from William Sheller – a rare French set from the early 70s – and a record we'd rank right up there with the best work by Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier! Sheller's got a similar groove here – a way of compressing the instrumentation right down to the core, and slipping it around slinky rhythms and spacey production – both of which make familiar instruments sound really way-out! There's also a bit of darkness to the set too – which comes from Sheller's process of recasting a mass structure into a new sort of vision – and a few points feature vocalizations alongside the way-out instrumentation. Titles include "Introit", "Ave Frater Rosae Et Aurae", "Lux Aeterna", "Hare Krishna", and "Souls Le Signe Du Verseau". Plus, there's some even groovier stuff at the end – a whole host of rare singers form Sheller, which feel like some of the best French sound library funk or soundtrack cuts of the period! These tracks are wonderful – and titles include "Couleurs", "Lands Of Shadow", "Generissimo", "Exctissimo", "Erotissimo", "My Year Is A Day", and "Living East Dreaming West". CD

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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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New 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.)
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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.)
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New Frank Sinatra with Count BasieSinatra At The Sands ... LP
Reprise, 1966. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)
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SpinnersYesterday Today Tomorrow/Labor Of Love ... CD
Collectables, 1977/1981. Used ... $7.99
2 lesser known albums by The Spinners – the first arranged by Thom Bell, the group's big supportive talent from the early days, the later arranged by Michael Zager, who's reaching a bit to try to give the group a more modern soul sound. Neither record is one of the group's finest – but overall, the CD's 14 tracks (3 are omitted from Labor Of Love, due to space restrictions) have enough good moments to show that The Spinners could still be going strong. The group's vocals are always a treat – even though there's not as many totally excellent tracks on the set – and titles include "I'm Riding Your Shadow", "You're Throwing A Good Love Away", "Honey I'm In Love With You", "Almost All The Way To Love", "Long Live Soul Music", "Give Your Lady What She Wants", "You're The Love Of My Life", and "I Found Love". CD

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Irma ThomasFull Time Woman – The Lost Cotillion Album ... CD
Cotillion/Real Gone, 1972. New Copy ... $15.99
A full album's worth of material from the legendary Irma Thomas – most of it never heard before! Irma got her start as one of the most important female soul singers from New Orleans in the 60s – but the music here was all recorded for Atlantic Records at the start of the 70s – at a time when Irma was really ready to explore new ideas and stretch out creatively! All the depth of her older vocals is very much in place – and the collection features this really surprising range of settings for Thomas to groove on – dates recorded in Detroit, Philly, Miami, and at the Malaco studios in Jackson – each of which showcase another side of the singer, and almost act like a roadmap for the directions of soul music at the start of the 70s. Two tracks here were issued on a single – "Full Time Woman" and "She's Taken My Part" – but it's all the other unreleased tracks we really love, especially some of the more urban-styled material that makes a nice change from more southern soul modes we usually hear from Irma. Titles include "Try To Be Thankful", "Shadow Of The Sun", "Waiting For Someone", "Our Love Don't Come That Easy", "Time After Time", "Tell ME Again", "Could It Be Differently", "A Song For No Name", and "Adam & Eve". CD

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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
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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 ... $13.99
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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Yosuke Yamashita/Itaru Oki/Yuji Ono/Kimiko KasaiTrio By Trio + 1 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Think (Japan), 1970. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... $38.99
A really unique little record – and a wonderful cross-section of the Japanese scene at the start of the 70s! The album features work by three trios – hence the title – some avant, some straight, and all if it pretty great! First up are the Yosuke Yamashita trio – who really step outside on the tracks "Dore" and "Morkurin Gugan" – material that really demonstrates the sharp, free-thinking sound of the group. Next is work from a trio led by Itaru Oki, with some really bold trumpet lines – stretching out and carving great space over relatively open, free territory – on titles "Flying Into Space" and "Conversation With Water". The trio of Yuji Ono follows, grooving soulfully on some tracks instrumentally, joined by vocals from Kimiko Kasai on a few others – titles that include "Kenny's Mood", "Get Out Of Town", and "Autumn Leaves". Then, the best work of all – two long vocal tracks that feature Kasai singing hip and wordlessly, with combined backing from the groups of Oki and Ono – titles that include "Black Shadow Woman" and "Theme Of The Unknown People". CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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VariousBombay The Hard Way – Guns, Cars, & Sitars ... CD
Motel, Mid 70s. Used ... $9.99
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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VariousLeopard Lounge At The Movies – Swinging Tunes From The Warner & Atlantic Vaults ... CD
WEA (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $9.99
Not straight soundtrack work, but a wealth of groovy jazz and vocal cover versions – almost all of them from hip 60s movies, presented here in a really wonderful package! The tunes often have the sort of exotic tinges you might guess from the title and cover – an approach that's somewhat loungey, but never in a sleepy or gimmicky way – thanks to an excellent choice of artists for the set! Instrumentation includes vibes, flute, Hammond, and plenty of percussion – and the balance here has a lot more on the instrumental side than the vocal one – although the tracks with singers are still pretty great too. Titles include "Our Mann Flint" by Herbie Mann, "Moon River Cha Cha" by Barney Kessel, "Exodus" by Quartette Tres Bien, "Kookie's Mad Pad" by Ed Byrnes, "Daktari" by Shelly Manne, "Theme From Lawrence Of Arabia" by Les Baxter, "Never On Sunday" by Calvin Jackson, "Batman Theme" by The Marketts, "It's Not Unusual" by Marty Paich, "Latin Golightly" by Barney Kessel, "A Mann & A Woman" by Herbie Mann & Tamiko Jones, "Alfie" by Dionne Warwick, "Theme From MASH" by Jimmy Smith, "Sunday In New York" by Mel Torme, "Theme From Midnight Cowboy" by Young-Holt Unlimited, and "The Shadow Of Your Smile" by Esther Phillips. CD

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New VariousRough Guide To Latin Rare Groove (180 gram vinyl) (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Rough Guide, 2014. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A wicked little set that really gets at the way that Latin record collecting has moved way past the usual sounds from New York, Puerto Rico, and Cuba – to embrace a whole host of styles from around the globe! In a world of collections that feature oft-reissued numbers from the Fania catalog, this set goes way further to dig up a whole host of gems from north and south of the border – and even a few from the other side of the Atlantic as well – mostly older numbers, but also including a few contemporary cuts that fit well alongside the vintage numbers. Pablo Yglesias handled the track selection, with the same quality he brings to other Latin projects too – and titles include "Bamba Cure" by Mario Allison, "No Pago Na" by Alfredo Gutierrez, "Esa Mujer" by Los Kenya, "Denisth" by Grupo 2000, "Funky Tumbao" by Setenta, "My Shingaling Boy" by Spanglish Fly, "Domingo Por La Manana" by Carlos Pickling, "Black Shadow" by Orchestra Dee Jay, "Pensamiento" by Piper Pimienta, "Do You Want To Be Free" by Gilberto Sextet, and "Chevere" by Joe Quijana. LP, Vinyl record album

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New 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
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New 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
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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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Dorothy AshbyRubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby ... LP
Cadet, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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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