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New Fred Anderson, Hamid Drake, & William ParkerBlue Winter ... CD
Eremite, 2005. Used 2CD ... $14.99
A beautiful tribute to the strengths of these players working together in a trio – the sense of respect and patience they each have for each other – letting the sound come at just the right moment in just the right way, as things build together in this amazing way – then leap forth with a power that's even more incredible when all three musicians fall into step! Anderson's tenor gets lots of rich open space to roam around – with these deep tones that strongly echo a Coltrane legacy, almost more soulfully than other albums of this vintage – and Parker's bass is wonderful, as always, in a setting like this – and Drake's drums are a masterpiece of understatement. The set features four long improvisations – recorded live in a very warm space. CD

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Apathy feat Blue Rasperry , Celph Titled & RyuWinter (radio, dirty, inst)/Can't Leave Rap Alone (radio, dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Babygrande, 2006. Near Mint- ... $2.99
"Winter" features Blue Rasperry. "Can't Leave Rap Alone" features Celph Titled & Ryu. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a plain sleeve.)

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Mark Charig, Keith Tippett, & Ann WinterPipedream (with bonus track) ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1977. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
A really amazing little record – quite different than anything else we've ever heard from British trumpeter Mark Charig – and for good reason, too! This unique performance was improvised live in a country church – Charig exploring the space magically with his trumpet, while Keith Tippett plays away on the church's organ – making these really weird and wonderful sounds that create a similar vibe to some of the sparer improvisations you might hear from Sun Ra! The mix of organ and trumpet is amazing – and other cuts feature wordless vocal sounds from Ann Winter, which are equally haunting, but in a different way too. Titles include "Bellaphon", "Vega", "Ode To The Ghost Of An Improvised Past", "Pipedream", and "Pavanne". Also features the previously unissued "The Trio Gets Lost In The Magic Forest". CD

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PE Hewitt Jazz EnsembleWinter Winds (with bonus download) ... LP
Now Again, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 19.98
A brilliantly soulful set from the PE Hewitt Jazz Ensemble – an early 70s group with a style that mixes the sunny and the spiritual! Hewitt's group works at a level that's definitely in line with some of our favorite indie jazz at the time – really pushing the boundaries with a great sense of spirit – stretching out towards new ideas, yet never getting too free or too outside to lose their sense of swing. But at another level, there's a slightly groovy undercurrent to the record too – one that comes from the wordless vocals of singer Nina Scheller, whose style reminds us a bit of the singing on the Sound Of Feeling record with Oliver Nelson – particularly given the modal grooves on the best numbers here. Rhythms are really in the lead at the album's strongest points – driven by Phil Hewitt's work on piano and vibes, and topped with alto sax and flugelhorn too. Titles include "I'm Wondering Why", "Oma Rakas", "The Winter Wind", "Tuija", "Baon Que Bash", "Ill Love Song", and "It's Got Two & That's Alright". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kronos QuartetWinter Was Hard ... CD
Elektra/Nonesuch, 1987/1988. Used ... $1.99
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Gil Scott-HeronWinter In America ... LP
Strata East/TVT, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A beautiful jazzy classic, and perhaps Gil Scott-Heron's most perfectly realized album ever! The record has a completely sophisticated jazzy approach – one that's miles ahead from even Gil's previous work on Flying Dutchman, and which shows him to be one of the most distinctive and emotive vocalists in soul and jazz over the past 25 years. The album contains the monster dancefloor track "The Bottle", which went on to be a huge hit in many versions – but it's also got loads of gentle, fragile songs (the kind of work by Gil that we like the best, and which show him as a deeply emotional and complicated artist, with a richness that still yearns to be tapped fully. Classics include "Peace Go With You Brother" and the original version of "Your Daddy Loves You". LP, Vinyl record album

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StingIf On A Winter's Night ... LP
Deutsche Grammophon, 2009. Sealed ... $14.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Wax PoeticsIssue #57 – Janelle Monae/Jody Watley – Winter 2013 ... Magazine
Wax Poetics, 2013. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Wax Poetics hails musical mavericks in issue #57 – with android soul star Janelle Monae on the front cover, and Soul Train dancer-turned Shalamar singer-turned solo superstar Jody Watley on the back – plus features on leftfield soul, funk, hip hop and rock creative spirits Souls Of Mischief, Earl Sweatshirt and Todd Rundgren! This issue also includes pieces on Brazilian soul hero (and Dusty Groove favorite) Ed Motta, Black Milk, Kon, Boardwalk, Kon, Bruno Morais, Milosh, a deeper look at the story of the Soul Train Dancers and more! Magazine

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George WinstonWinter Into Spring ... CD
Windham Hill, 1982. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Edgar Winter GroupShock Treatment ... CD
Epic, 1974. Used ... $11.99
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(Out of print.)

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Johnny WinterAustin, Texas ... LP
United Artists, 1973. Very Good ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear, a split bottom seam, some splitting on the other seams, and some stuck-on paper along the bottom of the back.)

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Johnny WinterJohnny Winter ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $5.99
Hard grooving late 60s blues rock from the great Johnny Winter! Winter's guitar sounds as great here as it does in some of his better known records. The self-titled set is one of Winter's most straight-forwardly bluesy sets, and titles include "I'm Yours And I'm Hers", "Dallas", "Leland Mississippi Blues", "Back Door Friend" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Cover has some wear, a mark from sticker removal, some small bits of stuck-on paper along part of the bottom, and a bit of splitting and tape on the bottom seam.)

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Johnny WinterProgressive Blues Experiment ... LP
Imperial, 1969. Very Good ... $7.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & wear.)

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Johnny WinterSerious Business ... CD
Alligator, 1985. Used ... $7.99
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Paul WinterJazz Meets The Bossa Nova ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Sealed ... $11.99
Paul Winter's classic sextet is recorded here in both Rio and New York – one of three different sessions that Winter cut for Columbia in the 60s – all records that explore his own love of the bossa at a time when it was coincidentally very good business to be doing so! Tracks are light and groovy, with some slightly modern touches – and although the vibe is definitely a Brazilian one, the sound actually seems to benefit most from the slightly modern styles of the Winter group – used here to bring a bit more of an edge into some of the numbers! Titles include "Con Alma", "Little Boat", "Only You & I", "Adeus, Passaro Preto", and "Foolish One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing.)

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Paul Winter & Oscar Castro NevesBrazilian Days ... CD
Living Music, 1998. Used ... $7.99
CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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VariousNow Is The Winter Of Our Discount Tents – Compiled By Andy Votel & Badly Drawn Boy ... CD
Twisted Nerve (UK), 2005. Used ... $4.99
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Ugly ThingsIssue 38 – Fall/Winter 2014 ... Magazine
Ugly Things, 2014. New Copy ... Around December 2, 2014
Magazine

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Marsha MalametConey Island Winter ... LP
Decca, Early 70s. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear, a bit of marker, and minor splitting.)

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New Johnny Winter AndJohnny Winter And ... LP
Columbia, 1970. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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New Gil Scott-HeronWinter In America ... LP
Strata East, 1974. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful jazzy classic, and perhaps Gil Scott-Heron's most perfectly realized album ever! The record has a completely sophisticated jazzy approach – one that's miles ahead from even Gil's previous work on Flying Dutchman, and which shows him to be one of the most distinctive and emotive vocalists in soul and jazz over the past 25 years. The album contains the monster dancefloor track "The Bottle", which went on to be a huge hit in many versions – but it's also got loads of gentle, fragile songs (the kind of work by Gil that we like the best, and which show him as a deeply emotional and complicated artist, with a richness that still yearns to be tapped fully. Classics include "Peace Go With You Brother" and the original version of "Your Daddy Loves You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on track two. Cover has wear, a split bottom seam, and two promo stamps.)
Also available Winter In America ... LP 9.99

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New Gil Scott-HeronWinter In America (UK version) ... CD
Strata East/Charly (UK), 1974/1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Finally! A nicely priced reissue of this beautiful jazzy classic –perhaps Gil Scott-Heron's most perfectly realized album ever. Contains (of course) "The Bottle", which went on to be a huge hit in many versions, but it's also got loads of gentle, fragile stuff (the kind of stuff of his that we like the best), like "Peace Go With You Brother" and the original version of "Your Daddy Loves You". A heartbreaking record, and much more of a jazz album than most of his other ones. CD
Also available Winter In America ... LP 9.99

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New Paul Winter & Carlos LyraSound Of Ipanema ... CD
Sony (Japan), Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice batch of bossa tracks, recorded in Rio with a very authentic sound! Paul Winter plays alto with an all-star combo that includes Sergio Mendes on piano, Milton Banana on drums, and Carlos Lyra on guitar and vocals. The session's a nice one for Lyra, who gets to act as a "Joao Gilberto-ish" partner to Winter's "Stan Getz" in this collaboration that's similar to the classic bossa albums on Verve. Titles include "O Morro", "Voce E Eu", "Maria Ninguem", "De Quem Ama", "Lobo Bobo", and "Tem Do De Mim". CD
(Out of print Japanese pressing, small tear on booklet cover.)

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New Paul Winter & Winter ConsortRoad ... CD
A&M, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes Ralph Towner, Paul McCandless, Glen Moore, and Colin Walcott – who would go on to form Oregon – Paul Winter and David Darling. CD
(Out of print.)

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New Jay & The Americans/Beau Brummels/AstronautsWild Wild Winter ... LP
Decca, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Jay & The Americans, The Astronauts, Dick & Dee Dee, The Beau Brummels and Jackie & Gayle. LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s pressing!)

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

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New Mark Charig, Keith Tippett, & Ann WinterPipedream (with bonus track) ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1977. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A really amazing little record – quite different than anything else we've ever heard from British trumpeter Mark Charig – and for good reason, too! This unique performance was improvised live in a country church – Charig exploring the space magically with his trumpet, while Keith Tippett plays away on the church's organ – making these really weird and wonderful sounds that create a similar vibe to some of the sparer improvisations you might hear from Sun Ra! The mix of organ and trumpet is amazing – and other cuts feature wordless vocal sounds from Ann Winter, which are equally haunting, but in a different way too. Titles include "Bellaphon", "Vega", "Ode To The Ghost Of An Improvised Past", "Pipedream", and "Pavanne". Also features the previously unissued "The Trio Gets Lost In The Magic Forest". CD
Also available Pipedream (with bonus track) ... CD 9.99
 
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VariousCuadernos De Mexico (3CD set) ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1997. Used 3CD ... $13.99
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BohannonGittin Off (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dakar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $21.99
Tremendously tight grooves from Hamilton Bohannon – tunes that have this amazing way of wrapping together the bass, drums, and guitar – all in this fast-chugging style that's plenty funky all the way through! Bohannon was one of the most minimal of his 70s funk contemporaries – and has this way of really focusing in on one key rhythm, then rolling it out with incredible tightness – slowly changing things with some slight phase shifts in tone or timing, but always returning to the core of the tune. The approach is maybe even more striking here than on his previous records – and far grittier than on his later 70s work, too – and at some level, the vocals are almost thrown in as an afterthought, once Bo and the combo get things grooving! Titles include "Come Winter", "South Africa 76", "Feel Good At Midnight", "Gittin Off", and "I'm In Love". CD features two bonus tracks – single versions of "Gittin Off" and "Come Winter". CD

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Vashti BunyanSome Things Just Stick In Your Mind – Singles & Demos 1964 to 1967 ... LP
DiCristina, Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99 19.98
Beautiful early work from British singer Vashti Bunyan – an important figure in the acid folk scene at the end of the 60s, heard here on some really wonderful work from a few years before! Some of the tracks have a really trippy style, and others are a bit more like conventional Brit girl pop of the time – but given a very weird twist overall, with a sound that's quite hard to describe! Vashti's vocals have these really dark qualities overall – and even when the backings are fuller (which often they are not), there's a sad, earthy feel to her singing. But equally great is her guitar work – heard with more prominence on most of the album's previously-unissued tracks from mid 60s tapes. Bunyan plays with these warm harmonics that kind of nestle and bristle underneath her vocals – pushing the tunes up with a sense of brightness in contrast to the voice – almost in a Nick Drake sort of way (and trust us, we don't throw around comparisons to his music easily!) The package is a wonderful look at these almost-lost years of Vashti's career – and it features both sides of her Decca and Columbia singles, an unreleased Immediate single, and a lot more tracks pulled from rare tapes from 1964, 1966, and 1967! Set features 25 tracks that include "Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind", "Train Song", "Love Song", "Winter Is Blue", "Leave Me", "How Do I Know", "Go Before Dawn", "Girl's Song In Winter", "Don't Believe", "17 Pink Sugar Elephants", "Someday", and "I Know". LP, Vinyl record album

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David ByrneMusic For The Knee Plays ... LP
ECM, 1985. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of several solo David Byrne albums from around the time the Talking Heads were getting ready to call it quits. This set differs a bit more than the Catherine Wheel even though both are music for theater/dance/performance pieces, with this suite of music being inspired by New Orleans brass bands, though you might not otherwise make that connection if it weren't explicitly laid out in the notes. The group is a large one, primarily made up of horns, but with Paul Humphrey and Bobbye Hall on drums and percussion, and feature some real ringers in the brass section, including Don Myrick, Ernie Watts, Pete Christlieb and Fred Wesley. Tracks include "Tree", "In The Upper Room", "Sound Of Business", "Admiral Perry", "I Bid You Goodnight", "In The Future", "Where The Sun Never Goes Down", "Theadora Is Dozing", "Social Studies", "Winter", and "The Jungle Book". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch & some light wear.)

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New Leonard CohenSongs Of Leonard Cohen ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Very Good ... $14.99
Leonard Cohen's debut for Columbia, one of the most astounding first albums of its era, and to this day a towering achievement in both songwriting and myth making! The production is that perfectly haunting mix of sparseness and grandeur, with Cohen's lyricism piercing and penetrating wonderfully – his voice never sounded better, and this is certainly one of the great "lightening in a bottle" efforts that was hard to top by Cohen or anyone else in the more poetic upper levels of pop music. Includes ""Suzanne", "Master Song", "Winter Lady", "The Stranger Song", "Sisters Of Mercy", "So Long, Marianne", "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye", "Stories Of The Street", "Teachers" and "One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing, including the lyric sleeve.)

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Bonnie DobsonBonnie Dobson ... LP
RCA, 1969. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Possibly the best-known album from 60s folkie Bonnie Dobson – a singer/songwriter who had a subtle, but strong influence on the sound of her generation! At one level, the record's something of a comeback for Dobson – a return to the studio after many years away from it – reclaiming a few of her key compositions that had been covered by others, but also presenting her own takes on tracks that were rising up out of the pop folk mainstream. But at another level, the set's also got a sound that points towards some of the changes going on at the time – no longer just simple folk, but a mix of honest themes and larger orchestrations – pushing in the direction of Joni Mitchell or Melanie. Titles include a re-recording of her classic "Morning Dew", plus "I Got Stung", "Everybody's Talkin", "Bird Of Space", "Winter's Going", "You Never Wanted Me", "Let's Get Together", "I'm Your Woman", and "Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Gil Evans/Gary McFarlandDedication Series IX – The Great Arrangers (Out Of The Cool/Profiles) ... LP
Impulse, 1960/1966. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
A great 2LP set – with two classic albums on Impulse! First is Gil Evans' Out Of The Cool – a pivotal session for Gil – one that brought his genius to the American public strongly and successfully, without the help of Miles Davis! Sure, Gil had recorded albums as a leader before this one – but the sparkling quality of this set is right up there with the charts he handled for Miles, and the quality of the players in the group make the performance every bit as great. Gil's band includes trumpeter Johnny Coles, plus Ron Carter on bass, Elvin Jones on drums, Budd Johnson on tenor, and Ray Crawford on guitar. Titles include "Stratusphunk", "Sunken Treasure", "La Nevada", and a great reading of Kurt Weil's "Bilbao Song". Next is Gary McFarland's Profiles – a great little jazz record by Gary – very different than his groovy/easy albums on Verve, and with a dark sound that shows his strength as a composer and arranger. The group features McFarland in the lead on vibes, plus reed work by Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, and Richie Kamuca, and lots of rhythm backing by the likes of Richard Davis, Gabor Szabo, Sam Brown, and others. Willis Conover does a bit of narration, and tracks include "Sage Hands", "Milo's Other Samba", "Winter Colors", and "Bygones & Boogie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout mark and a gold promo stamp in one corner.)

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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
Express Rising (2nd album) ... CD 6.99

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Express RisingExpress Rising (2nd album) ... CD
Numero, 2013. Used ... $6.99
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 8.99
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 8.99
Express Rising (2nd album) ... CD 6.99

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Giacomo GatesRevolution Will Be Jazz – The Songs Of Gil Scott-Heron ... CD
Savant, 2011. Used ... $9.99
Giacomo Gates affectionately and effectively steers the work of the toughest and most sharply unique songwriters of our time and into straight-forward jazz vocal territory – and it’s works really well! The backing is done by a stripped down combo who lay down guitar, bass, drums and piano – with sax and flute on a couple. Gates' husky baritone is well suited to the material and the it's well chosen set list, which includes "Show Bizness", "Lady Day And John Coletrane", "Winter In America", "Is That Jazz", "New York City", "It's Your World", "Madison Avenue" and "Legend In His Own Mind". 10 tracks in all. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Stan Getz & Laurindo AlmeidaStan Getz With Laurindo Almeida ... CD
Verve/MGM (Germany), 1963. Used ... $6.99
One of the best of the Stan Getz bossa nova sessions – and a record that features the great Laurindo Almeida on guitar – playing with more virtuosity than either Charlie Byrd or Joao Gilberto did on their collaborations with Getz! The record's got a driving rhythm section, with lots of long tracks, and nice laid-back solos by both Getz and Almeida – who's getting in some of his few jazz licks of the 60s here, working in a groove similar to that of his earlier sides with Bud Shank, but which sounds almost even better in the languid company of Getz. Cuts include "Outra Vez", "Winter Moon", "Maracatu-Too", and "Samba Da Sahra". Very nice! CD also includes the bonus track "Corcovado" – unreleased for years! CD

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Bebel GilbertoBebel Gilberto ... CD
Ziriguiboom/Six Degrees, 2004. Used ... $5.99
Bebel's second album for Six Degrees – and quite possibly an even better album than the first! Not one to rest on the laurels of her success of recent years, Bebel seems to diverge a bit from the sound of her initial hit – going for a deeper approach to songwriting, and a musical style that shows she's got a lot more to offer than just bossa remix-styled vocals! The album kicks off with a wonderful take on Os Mutantes' English reading of the Tropicalia classic "Baby" – then rolls into a sweetly laidback set of tracks that borrow a lot from the bossa, but which also have some extremely personal songwriting touches. Overall, there's less beats and more natural instrumentation than before – and the album feautres guest work by Joao Donato and Carlinhos Brown, as well as some great use of strings! Titles include "Winter", "O Caminho", "Ceu Distante", "Next To You", "All Around", "River Song", "Every Day You've Been Away", and "Simplesmente". CD

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Tyree GlennLet's Have A Ball ... LP
Roulette, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
A playfully swinging set from trombonist Tyree Glenn – working here in a nicely offbeat style that also includes a bit of vocals as well! Glenn's got a great way with the muted trombone – working the end with a wah wah approach that's certainly got its roots in trad jazz, but which also comes across here with a classy swinging 50s style – thanks to strong small combo backing from Tommy Flanagan, Charlie Potter, and Jo Jones. The album should sound hokey, but it doesn't – thanks to a richly expressive style by Glenn, one that's got more than enough soul to get past the gimmicks. Titles include "Angel Eyes", "Love For Sale", "Sometimes I'm Happy", "If I Should Lose You", "I've Got The World On A String", "If Winter Comes", "Yesterdays", and "Stairway To The Stars". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original multicolor bar pressing with deep groove – in beautiful shape, save for a promo stamp on the back.)

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New Francoise HardyMidnight Blues – Paris/London 1968 to 1972 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
Rare English language recordings from the sublime Francoise Hardy – music that's every bit as wonderful as her famous French recordings – and even more compelling to our Anglo-styled ears! The vocals are wonderful – sung with this sense of darkness that's almost got an echo of Nico at points, given the accent – set to backings that balance this darkness with a bit more light, but never in ways that are overly poppy – and which definitely continue that more sophisticated style that Hardy always brought to her music! There's less "yeh yeh" to the tracks than a few years before – and Francoise is definitely digging deeper music at this point in her career – sometimes with a breathy brilliance that's a bit like Jane Birkin too. Titles include "Bown Bown Bown", "Till The Morning Comes", "Loving You", "In The Sky", "Midnight Blues", "Magic Horse", "Song Of Winter", "Strange Shadows", "Ocean", "The Garden Of Jane Delawney", "Sometimes", "Let My Name Be Sorrow", "Times Passing By", "I Just Want To Be Alone", and "Suzanne". CD

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Eddie HarrisPlug Me In ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Killer stuff – and an amazing album that not only showcases the varitone sax talents of Eddie Harris, but also features some fantastic arrangements by Chicago soul genius Charles Stepney! Harris plugs in right from the start – blowing an electric sax that comes up with some groovy groovy sounds – perfect for Stepney to work with on the backdrops – mixing together funky orchestrations, off-kilter strings, and even some prepared piano, ala John Cage – similar to the mode he used with Ramsey Lewis at Cadet! Tunes are wonderful – offbeat, funky, and plenty darn soulful – and titles include "Live Right Now", "It's Crazy", "Winter Meeting", and "Theme In Search Of A TV Commercial". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing.)

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Wendell HarrisonReawakening ... LP
Rebirth/Tribe, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Later work from reedman Wendell Harrison and the Tribe Records scene – a set that's got a slightly tighter feel than some of his earlier work, but still a relatively soulful vibe overall! Harrison leads the group on tenor, flute, and clarinet – but there's definitely a collective vibe to the music – which also features Harold McKinney on piano, Phil Ranelin on trombone, and Ralph Jones on soprano sax – part of a shifting lineup of artists who change from track to track – including Leon Thomas and Pamela Wise, who each sing a bit on the record. Thomas appears on the great tracks "Where Am I" and "Love Dream", both of which have a great mellow soul jazz vibe – and other cuts get a bit more out, and have more of the soaring spiritualism that got the Tribe scene going in the early 70s. Other titles include "Tons & Tons Of BS", "Winter", and "He's The One We All Knew". LP, Vinyl record album

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Iron ClawIron Claw (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Rockadrome, Early 70s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Hard riffing from Scotland's Iron Claw – a group who owe plenty to the best early work of Black Sabbath, but also take off nicely in their own direction as well! The guitar work is frenetic, the bass nice and fuzzy, and there's a sense of darkness that really comes through in the vocals too – a sinister groove that was years ahead of its time, and never got full exposure back in the 70s. This collection brings together the group's rare studio sessions – with titles that include "Clawstrophobia", "Mist Eye", "Sabotage", "Crossrocker", "Skullkrusher", "Let It Grow", "Rock Band Blues", "Lightning", "Knock Em Dead", "Devils", and "Winter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy pressing, with bonus insert too, please note that there is a small score across the back of the LP sleeve – nothing major.)

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JJ JohnsonJJ! ... CD
RCA/BMG (Germany), 1965. Used ... $9.99
A beautiful example of the mid-60s power of JJ Johnson – a big band session that features arrangements by JJ, Gary McFarland, and Oliver Nelson – all a very cooking mix of modernism, soul, and swing! The groups are large on all numbers, but there's plenty of room for Johnson to solo out in the lead – in a tightly-blown approach to trombone that almost comes across like a trumpet, given JJ's focus on the instrument. Other horn parts back him up lightly, but never overwhelm – and titles include "So What", "Stratusphunk", "Winter's Waif", "El Camino Real", "Stolen Moments", "Train Samba", and "Bemsha Swing". CD

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KlanNerwy Miast ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Heavy grooves from Poland's Klan – a group who worked more in the sound library scene than they did in the public eye – but who come across here with the rawness of some of the best British groups of the time! Bass is often very heavy – something that can make Klan sound funky on later records – but here, the focus is more hard rock – but at that great early level without any cliches, which creates a sinister current that holds plenty strong – even if you don't understand the language. Hammond comes in on some of the best tracks too – often with these cool trippy touches, and echoes of an older beat group vibe – and although vocals figure on most numbers, it's the band's deft instrumentation that really grabs us. Titles include "Kuzeni", "Winter", "Nerwy Miast", "Mrowisko", "Ani Ty", "Rajd Safari", and "Dwunastawka" – plus great covers of "Watermelon Man" and "Spinning Wheel". CD

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Cleo Laine with John DankworthThis Is Cleo Laine (aka Shakespeare & All That Jazz) ... LP
Fontana/Philips, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A weird one – but one of the real standouts in Cleo Laine's 60s catalog! As the title might imply, Cleo sings jazz versions of Shakespeare poems and bits from plays – with musical backing by husband Johnny Dankworth, who gives the set a cool enough groove to really make it work, and keeps things from being as stuff as you might fear! Kenny Wheeler plays a fair bit of trumpet solos when Cleo's not singing – further emphasizing the jazz component of the record, and moving it away from the flowery language of The Bard. There's a strangely sinister feel here that we really like – and titles include "Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind", "Duet Of Sonnets", "Winter", "O Mistress Mine", 'Witches Fair & Foul", and "The Compleat Works". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK "International Series" pressing.)

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New Love UnlimitedUnder The Influence Of Love Unlimited ... LP
20th Century, 1973. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Great stuff from the girls who first put Barry White on the map! The record is the group's second – and by this point, Barry had developed that tight snapping drum sound that made his orchestral albums work so well. You'll hear it to good effect on most songs on the LP, which have a great groove that's in the best Barry White mode of the 70s – but which kind of dominates the girls' vocals a bit. Not that anyone should complain that much, as it's the overall package that's always made Barry's albums sound so great – but we do wonder how the group felt when they had to sit out the first track, which was the instrumental "Love's Theme", a song that went onto become Barry's biggest song ever, and which probably sold the album a lot more than the vocal tracks. Still, you can hardly detect a note of disharmony – and the album soars from track to track, through titles like "Under The Influence Of Love", "Say It Again", "Yes, We Finally Made It", and "It May Be Winter Outside". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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M1, Brian Jackson, & The New Midnight BandEvolutionary Minded – Furthering The Legacy Of Gil Scott-Heron ... CD
Motema, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
Brian Jackson re-ignites the righteous magic he forged back in the 70s with Gil Scott-Heron on a set of legendary albums that we'll treasure forever – but he does so here in a richly collaborative spirit that takes the message and the music even farther than ever! Jackson's keyboards and sense of composition really holds the whole thing together – but the sound also includes contributions from a whole host of others – including MC M1, vocalists Martin Luther and Gregory Porter, percussionists Bill Summers and Airto, speakers Bobby Seale and Abiodun Oyewole, drummer Stanton Moore, and guest MCs Chuck D and Dead Prez. Some tracks are remakes of older Gil Scott-Heron numbers, but most are new grooves that really offer up a 21st Century take on the combination of knowledge and rhythm that Brian and Gil forged back in the 70s. Titles include "Go Ahead On Bobby", "Winter In America", "Opponent", "Liberation Psychology", "All We Got", "Tradition", and "Song Of The Wind". CD

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Barbara MasonAnother Man ... CD
Empire, 1983. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Sweet 80s soul from Barbara Mason – an artist who really knew how to keep her groove going by changing things up! After initial fame as a little girl singer, then a hip move into 70s funky soul, Barbara moves things up again with some great mellow soul elements – a few touches of deep soul, mixed with modern, all in a blend that's totally great – and which has her hitting a level of maturity not expected a few years before! Some of the best cuts here have these spoken bits – a legacy borrowed from Shirley Brown – heard most famously on her answer song "She's Got The Papers (But I Got The Man)" (included here), as well as on "Another Man" and "Agony & The Ecstasy". Other tracks include "Easy", "Winter Love", "All Of A Sudden", "Tied Up", and "Don't I Ever Cross Your Mind". CD
(This is an on-demand title printed in limited quantities.)

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Gary McFarlandProfiles ... LP
Impulse, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
A great little jazz record by Gary – very different than his groovy/easy albums on Verve, and with a dark sound that shows his strength as a composer and arranger. The group features McFarland in the lead on vibes, plus reed work by Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, and Richie Kamuca, and lots of rhythm backing by the likes of Richard Davis, Gabor Szabo, Sam Brown, and others. Willis Conover does a bit of narration, and tracks include "Sage Hands", "Milo's Other Samba", "Winter Colors", and "Bygones & Boogie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo pressing.)

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Blind Willie McTellBlind Willie McTell 1927 to 1935 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Yazoo, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Pivotal work from one of the first bluesmen to ever use "blind" in his name – sides recorded by the legendary Willie McTell when he was at the height of his powers! Most tracks here feature well-recorded vocals from Willie – especially for the time – a haunting accompaniment to his deft work on acoustic guitar, which makes up the bulk of the instrumentation for most of the tracks. Ruth Day joins Willie on a few numbers – and titles include "Razor Ball", "My Baby's Gone", "Atlanta Strut", "God Don't Like It", "Scary Day Blues", "Experience Blues", "Kind Mama", and "Cold Winter Day". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66Stillness ... LP
A&M/Soul Jazz (UK), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99
A real classic from Sergio Mendes – probably most famous for its funky bits! The record pushes past the formula of the earlier Brasil 66 albums, and goes for a more sophisticated approach that adds in some sweet electric moments, more complicated grooves, and an overall sound that's even hipper than the group's early pop for A&M. The album features an excellent version of "For What It's Worth" that has a tight drumbreak which has been sampled often, as well as a great version of Caetano Veloso's "Lost in the Paradise" which is a good translation of the song to an American idiom! Other tracks include "Viramundo", "Stillness", "Chelsea Morning", and "Sometimes In Winter". A real gem – and one of the group's most overlooked albums! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Gene RainsFar Away Lands – The Exotic Music Of Gene Rains ... CD
Real Gone/Decca, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $17.99 18.98
A sweet anthology of the late 50s and early 60s exotica groovers Gene Rains recorded for Decca! As a group leader, he's got the sunny exotic island vibe down pat – even if he doesn't get the kind genre esteem as his more famous contemporaries Les Baxter and Martin Denny! The instrumentation has a bit more of smaller combo vibe that some the more orchestra exotica – making really nice use of vibes, piano and and lots of cool percussion. There's some occasional groovy thematic effects – crashing wave sounds, distant vocal chants and more – but nothing clichéd, and not too heavy-handed. 19 tracks in all: "Hana Maui", "Harbor Lights", "Africa", "Jungle Drums", "Songs Of Delilah", "Mapuana", "Lonely Winter", "Flamingo", "Jasmine And Jade", "Bangcock Cockfight", "Strange Cargo", "Sayonara", "Lotus Land" and more. CD

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Russian Jazz QuartetHappiness ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
The one and only album recorded by the Russian Jazz Quartet – a one-off group that featured saxophonist Boris Midney and bassist Igor Berukshtis, both of whom defected from the Soviet Union – plus Roger Kellaway on piano and Grady Tate on drums. (Guess they couldn't call this the "Half-Russian Jazz Quartet"!) The strongest suit of the recording is Boris Midney, who plays alto sax and clarinet in a modern yet swinging style – following nicely on the heels of players like Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Horn, and Paul Winter. Like all three of the above, Midney also has a talent for writing – and contributed a few strong tunes to the set, numbers that have a bit of a modal groove and an undercurrent of sadness that makes them more compelling than you might think. Titles include "Composition In The Form Of Blues", "Waltz", "Remember", "Journey From Moscow", and "Dedication To MJQ". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Gil Scott-HeronBest Of Gil Scott-Heron ... CD
Arista, 1984. Used ... $11.99
A nice best-of collection of Gil's work on Arista – issued in the 80s, with Gil looking terrible in a "Members Only" kind of way on the cover, and with the extra new track "Re-Ron", an electro track about Ronald Reagan! Still, there's more than enough nice moments – like the live version of "The Bottle", which is edited down from it's original long version, plus the tracks "Winter In America", "Johannesburg", "Angel Dust", and a short excerpt of "B-Movie". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gil Scott-HeronFirst Minute Of A New Day ... CD
Arista/Soul Brother (UK), 1975. Used ... $8.99
Gil Scott Heron's first album for Arista – very much in the mellow soul jazz work of his legendary album on Strata East! The record features some wonderfully moody jazz backing that really marks a shift in Gil's style – never going too far over the top, but hitting a sweet groove that really lets him open up as a singer even more than before! There's plenty of warm electric piano on the album, couched in those wonderfully soulful phrases that Gil and Brian Jackson could cook up so effortlessly at the time – and tracks include the fantastic cut "Winter In America", plus "The Liberation Song (Red, Black And Green)", "Ain't No Such Thing As Superman" "We Beg Your Pardon", "Alluswe" and "Western Sunrise". CD
Also available First Minute Of A New Day ... LP 9.99

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Gil Scott-HeronFirst Minute Of A New Day ... LP
Arista/TVT, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Gil Scott Heron's first album for Arista – very much in the mellow soul jazz work of his legendary album on Strata East! The record features some wonderfully moody jazz backing that really marks a shift in Gil's style – never going too far over the top, but hitting a sweet groove that really lets him open up as a singer even more than before! There's plenty of warm electric piano on the album, couched in those wonderfully soulful phrases that Gil and Brian Jackson could cook up so effortlessly at the time – and tracks include the fantastic cut "Winter In America", plus "The Liberation Song", "Ain't No Such Thing As Superman" and "Western Sunrise". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available First Minute Of A New Day ... CD 8.99

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Gil Scott-Heron & Brian JacksonGil Scott-Heron Anthology – Messages ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Some of the best tracks ever from the pair of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson – some of most righteous, authoritative and thematically heavy soul music ever created – compiled in one incredible set! Messianic, emotive vocals from Gil and stunningly restrained, magical soul jazz arrangements from Brian – words can't express how dynamic these tunes are! Great stuff from classic LPs such as Winter In America, It's Your World, First Minute Of A New Day, Secrets and more! 15 tracks in all: "The Bottle", "It's Your World", "Johannesburg", "Winter In America", "The Liberation (Red, Black & Green)", "Home Is Where The Hatred Is (Live)", "We Almost Lost Detroit", "Angel Dust", "Show Bizness", "Madison Avenue", "Shut 'Em Down", "Alien (Hold On To Your Dreams)". CD

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George ShearingJazz Moments ... CD
Capitol (UK), 1962. Used ... $13.99
An unusual one for George Shearing – in that this Capitol session's a trio date, instead of Shearing's usual quintet mode – working in an Ahmad Jamal-like trio with drums by Vernel Fournier and bass by the late Israel Crosby! There's flowing, subtly soulful sound going on here – one that's almost an homage to Jamal, but which still has some of the more Shearing-like tones to ring out and announce George's influence on the date. The album was sadly Crosby's last recording, but his bass still sounds great – and titles include "Wonder Why", "Blues In 9/4", "Heart Of Winter", "What's New?", and "Symphony". CD
(Out of print.)

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Simon & GarfunkelBookends ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Very Good ... $11.99
If you ever needed a record to convince you that Simon & Garfunkel were geniuses, and way more than just mainstream pop – this is it! The production is sublime – soft sounds moving beautifully along with the heavenly vocals – and the songwriting hits a new level of sophistication on tunes that include "Old Friends", "America", "Overs", and "Bookends Theme". Also features the classics "Mrs Robinson", "Fakin It", and "Hazy Shade Of Winter". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Labels have a name in pen.)

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Armando TrovajoliItaliani Brava Gente ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1965. New Copy 2CDs ... $12.99
One of the more dramatic 60s soundtracks we've heard from the great Armando Trovajoli – a set of darkly brooding music that's perfect for the film's story of the Axis defeat in Russia during the winter of 1942! Trovajoli's got a really great way with his horns here – using them in this compressed way that really resonates strongly – sometimes with some very low-end energy that's quite striking, and which underscores the deeper feeling of the strings. But even better is the use of harmonica from Franco De Gemini – played here with an eerie, somber quality that's almost even more powerful than some of his work on westerns! This lavish 2CD package features the full soundtrack, plus a bonus CD of 32 more tracks – which means a lot more of Franco De Gemini to love than usual! CD

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Fred Van Hove & Shih-Yang LeeGalactic Alignment – Piano Duo Improvisation Live in Taipei 2012 (CD/DVD set) ... CD
Jazzhus Disk (Japan), 2012. New Copy CD & DVD ... $31.99
Heavy sounds from two mighty talents on the piano – overlooked Taiwanese pianist Shih Yang Lee, and the legendary Fred Van Hove – noted for his famous work on FMP! The package is great – as it features a CD and DVD in a hardcover with a great book in the middle – notes in English and Chinese, and photos too! The CD features solo material by each player, then some duets – beginning with two tracks by Lee titled "Repetitive Tics" and "Improvisation On The Name Of Fred", which both have this wonderfully jagged quality, yet still with a sense of tune – a bit like Misha Mengelberg. This is followed by "Winter In Motion" – a very long track by Van Hove that really showcases his ear for slow-building waves of sound. The pair then really spark magic in each other on five duet tracks – including "Games Inside Wooden Frames", "Continuing Reverse", "Counterpoint", and "Epilogue". DVD then features all new music – the long "Galactic Alignment", which is a duo improvisation! CD
(DVD is NTSC coded.)

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New Yesterdays New QuintetStevie – An Instrumental Tribute To Stevie Wonder ... CD
Stones Throw, 2004. Used ... $6.99
One of the most legendary albums of recent years finally gets an official release – and about time, too! The set is a loving tribute to the genius of Stevie Wonder – and features a batch of instrumental readings of Stevie's 70s classics, all performed by Madlib with a sweet mix of keys, vibes, and funk – one that even goes past the sublime quality of the originals! All tracks are extremely spare – no vocals, no over-production, just a focus on the jazzy core of the tunes – spun out in a style that hearkens back to the glory days of CTI – yet which somehow sounds even better. The album has circulated over the years as an unofficial "promo", due to clearance issues – but this set finally makes the full batch of tracks available as one stunning package! As great as you could ever hope – with tracks that include "Superstition", "Visions", "Golden Lady", "That Girl", "I Am Singing", "Too High", "Superwoman/Where Were You Last Winter", "Send One Your Love", "You've Got It Bad Girl", and more. CD
(Sticker remnant on digipack cover.)

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VariousSilver Roads – Australian Country Rock & Singer/Songwriters Of The 70s ... CD
Warner (Australia), 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99
Here's a world we really don't know at all – but which really comes alive, thanks to the strength of the compilation! Australia's been home to lots of famous global acts over the years, but back in the 70s it was a real hotbed of hipster material in a country vein – work that's like the down under equivalent of late 60s Byrds or Gram Parsons – and often put together with a similar sort of inspiration! Given that these guys were light years from Nashville – and even Bakersfield too – the version of country that comes across is much more in the best singer-songwriter style of LA, especially the Elektra/Asylum side of the spectrum. Lyrics are well-penned, and instrumentation often features lots of acoustic elements mixed with careful electric touches – but all produced with a down to earth style that really keeps the individual spirit intact. The notes are great, and vibrantly illustrate this overlooked world of Australian music (at least in our hemisphere) – and tracks include "Outback Dan" by Sundown, "Wind & Rain" by Bluestone, "The Ballad Of Ned Kelly" by Fotheringay, "Gypsy Queen" by Country Radio, "Ford's Bridge" by Axiom, "Silvertown Girl" by The Flying Circus, "Winter In America" by Doug Ashdown, "Glory Glory" by Johnny Chester, "Sweet Release" by Tymepiece, and "Lay In The Graveyard" by Russell Morris. Even features the track "Sommerville" by Fraternity – an early band with Bon Scott! 2CD set features 46 tracks in all! CD
Also available Silver Roads – Australian Country Rock & Singer/Songwriters Of The 70s (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 24.99

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VariousSilver Roads – Australian Country Rock & Singer/Songwriters Of The 70s (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Warner (Australia), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Here's a world we really don't know at all – but which really comes alive, thanks to the strength of the compilation! Australia's been home to lots of famous global acts over the years, but back in the 70s it was a real hotbed of hipster material in a country vein – work that's like the down under equivalent of late 60s Byrds or Gram Parsons – and often put together with a similar sort of inspiration! Given that these guys were light years from Nashville – and even Bakersfield too – the version of country that comes across is much more in the best singer-songwriter style of LA, especially the Elektra/Asylum side of the spectrum. Lyrics are well-penned, and instrumentation often features lots of acoustic elements mixed with careful electric touches – but all produced with a down to earth style that really keeps the individual spirit intact. The notes are great, and vibrantly illustrate this overlooked world of Australian music (at least in our hemisphere) – and tracks include "Outback Dan" by Sundown, "Wind & Rain" by Bluestone, "The Ballad Of Ned Kelly" by Fotheringay, "Gypsy Queen" by Country Radio, "Ford's Bridge" by Axiom, "Silvertown Girl" by The Flying Circus, "Winter In America" by Doug Ashdown, "Glory Glory" by Johnny Chester, "Sweet Release" by Tymepiece, and "Lay In The Graveyard" by Russell Morris. Even features the track "Sommerville" by Fraternity – an early band with Bon Scott! 2LP set features 28 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Silver Roads – Australian Country Rock & Singer/Songwriters Of The 70s ... CD 13.99

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VariousSongs For A Central Park Picnic – Presented By Saint Etienne ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $13.99
A warm batch of sunny songcraft, primarily from the 60s – from groovy small combo jazz, to good natured, string-laden vocal tunes, post doo wop group sounds, groovy organ soul, soundtracky instrumentals and beyod – selected by Saint Etienne! It's clear from their own recorded output that Saint Etienne always had terrific ears for breezy, diversely swinging 60s sounds – and they demonstrate that nicely here on a 25 track set compilation – with tunes by Vince Guaraldi, Dave Baby Cortez, The Paris Sisters, Jerry Butler, Connie Francis, Lalo Schifrin and many more! Includes "Be Sure My Love" by Teddy Randazzo, "Be Bom" by Sammy Davis Jr, "Yes I Love You" by The Paris Sisters, "Cha Cha Charming" by Ellie Gaye, "Our Winter Love" by Bill Pursell, "Stranger On The Shore" by The Drifters, "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" by Vince Guaraldi, "Moon River" by Kerry Butler and more. CD

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Booker T & The MGsIn The Christmas Spirit ... LP
Stax/Friday Music, 1966. New Copy ... Around October 25, 2014
A lost Memphis Soul Christmas classic! The record was cut by Booker T & The MGs – right at the height of their powers during the mid 60s. The format's simple – with Book and crew laying down some spare organ/guitar renditions of Christmas favorites – but the strange longing quality that always emerges in the MGs' music really gives the set a nice edge. Titles include "Blue Christmas", "We Three Kings", "Winter Wonderland", "Silver Bells", and "Merry Christmas Baby". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ben WattNorth Marine Drive ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1982. New Copy ... Early March, 2014 (delayed)
A great album that Ben Watt recorded before teaming up with Tracey Thorn in Everything But The Girl (and recorded way back when he knew how to shave, and didn't have that junglist stubble all over his face!) The tracks are similar to those on Tracey's solo album – with spare instrumentation (Watt on guitar and piano, and Brit jazzman Peter King on alto). Watt sings in moody, flat style, on a number of nice original compositions like "North Marine Drive", "Long Time No Sea", and "On Box Hill". And as an added bonus, this CD also includes 5 tracks of material recorded with Robert Wyatt, from the rare e.p. Summer Into Winter! This stuff is great, and is a perfect meeting of 2 talents who were performing in a similar style at the time – despite later musical divergences in their careers. 14 tracks in all, and at a nice price! CD

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

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New ImpressionsKeep On Pushing/People Get Ready ... CD
Kent (UK), 1964/1965. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Two of the most excellent Impressions ABC albums, and the one's that are always nearly impossible to find on wax. Recorded in the years 1964 and 1965, just when Curtis Mayfield was beginning to get his political teeth, but when he still had an amazing talent for heartrending love songs. Includes "We're In Love", "See The Real Me", "Get Up and Move", "I Love You", "I Made a Mistake", "I Thank Heaven", "Long, Long Winter", and (of course) the famous title cuts. CD

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Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66Stillness ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1970. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A real classic from Sergio Mendes – probably most famous for its funky bits! The record pushes past the formula of the earlier Brasil 66 albums, and goes for a more sophisticated approach that adds in some sweet electric moments, more complicated grooves, and an overall sound that's even hipper than the group's early pop for A&M. The album features an excellent version of "For What It's Worth" that has a tight drumbreak which has been sampled often, as well as a great version of Caetano Veloso's "Lost in the Paradise" which is a good translation of the song to an American idiom! Other tracks include "Viramundo", "Stillness", "Chelsea Morning", and "Sometimes In Winter". A real gem – and one of the group's most overlooked albums! CD
(Out of print original Japanese pressing.)
Also available Stillness ... LP 24.99

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New Linda CliffordShooting Her Best Shot - The Best of Linda Clifford ... CD
Deep Beats (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent comp of her stuff that includes not only her club classics "Runaway Love" and "From Now On", but duets with Curtis Mayfield, and the classic lost early single "March Across The Land"/"Long Long Winter" – two fantastic sides of soul that predate the disco era, and which stand as some of the best Chicago soul from the 70's. CD
(Out of print, small amount of writing in pen inside booklet.)

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New Don Armando's 2nd Avenue Rhumba BandDon Armando's 2nd Avenue Rhumba Band ... LP
Ze/Buddah, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of August Darnell's many side projects for the Ze label – and an excellent album of club tracks that features Fonda Rae on vocals! Don Armando Bonilla leads the group and plays percussion, but it's Fonda's vocals that really make the best tracks sparkle – as she was one of the best club singers of the post-disco era, one could add a lot more soul to an album than some of her contemporaries. The grooves are a mix of downtown styles, in that Darnell/Kid Creole mode that has retro elements dancing along wonderfully with more contemporary dancefloor sounds – and titles include "Para Ti", "Winter Love", "Goin To A Showdown", "I'm An Indian Too", and "Deputy Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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New Durutti ColumnReturn Of The Durutti Column ... LP
Factory (UK), 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing album from the early days of the Factory Records label – and a set that's quite different than the dark sounds of groups like Joy Division or Section 25 – but which is an equally essential part of that scene at the time! The set features mostly solo work from guitarist Vini Reilly – who plays these echoey lines alongside spare beats and wider washes of sound from producer Martin Hannett – these gentle instrumentals that are surprisingly tuneful, and completely haunting throughout – tracks that are lyrical but melancholy, and which aren't really jazz or rock, but a special space in between. The record fits perfectly in a small space of post-punk minimalism – alongside work by Young Marble Giants or Minny Pops – and titles include "Beginning", "Collette", "Sketch For Winter", "Conduct", and "Sketch For Summer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the legendary sandpaper cover, assembled by members of Joy Division, with no spray paint, and without flexi. Cover is still in shrink, with Jem import sticker, and has an unglued seam.)

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New Durutti ColumnReturn Of The Durutti Column (original sandpaper cover with bonus 7" single) ... LP
Factory (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing album from the early days of the Factory Records label – and a set that's quite different than the dark sounds of groups like Joy Division or Section 25 – but which is an equally essential part of that scene at the time! The set features mostly solo work from guitarist Vini Reilly – who plays these echoey lines alongside spare beats and wider washes of sound from producer Martin Hannett – these gentle instrumentals that are surprisingly tuneful, and completely haunting throughout – tracks that are lyrical but melancholy, and which aren't really jazz or rock, but a special space in between. The record fits perfectly in a small space of post-punk minimalism – alongside work by Young Marble Giants or Minny Pops – and titles include "Beginning", "Collette", "Sketch For Winter", "Conduct", and "Sketch For Summer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Incredible pressing – with original sandpaper-style cover in a slipcover, plus the rare test card 7" single – with "First Aspect Of The Same Thing" and "Second Aspect Of The Same Thing".)

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New Stan Getz & OthersGirl From Ipanema – The Bossa Nova Years (4CD set) ... CD
Verve, 1984. Used 4CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty darn great set that captures bits from all of Stan Getz's bossa nova recordings for Verve! The set's got a whopping 4 CDs, and it features Getz working with the likes of Joao Gilberto, Luiz Bonfa, Charlie Byrd, Gary McFarland, Laurindo Almeida, Astrud Gilberto, and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Includes some unreleased versions of bossa tunes, plus a huge amount of other great stuff – like "Ebony Samba", "Baia", "Samba Triste", "O Pato", "Samba Dees Days", "Sambalero", "Eu E Voce", "Winter Moon", "Menina Moca", "Vivo Sonhando", and "Para Machuchar Meu Coracoa". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Marty GoldClassic Bossa Nova – The World's Great Classic Melodies Blended With The New Beat ... LP
RCA, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groovy batch of tracks played by a small combo that includes Phil Bodner, Dick Hyman, and Clark Terry – plus Lois Winter on vocals. As the title implies, the tracks are groovy bossa versoins of classics, like material by Ravel, Chopin, Debussy, Brahms, and others. The cuts have a nice romantic swell to them, punctuated nicely by Bodner's tight tenor, and Hyman's lively piano. LP, Vinyl record album

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New George GuzmanIn Line/En Linia ... LP
Fania, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer bit of Latin Soul – one of the few albums ever recorded by conga player George Guzman, working here with a very cool, very hip, late 60s ensemble! The group sport 3 trumpets, piano, bass, and some very strong percussion – plus vocals in both English and Spanish, which makes for a perfect back and forth mood to the set, handling both straight Latin and Latin Soul numbers with ease! Loads of great tracks – including "Diggin' Rice & Beans", "Manteca", "Really Bad Scene", La Banda Ya Llego", and "Winter Love". Nice, tight, and very very groovy. LP, Vinyl record album

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New ImpressionsKeep On Pushing ... LP
ABC, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
There's no need for The Impressions to push from behind – because with a record like this, they're very firmly in the driver's seat! The album's a treasure through and through – one of the greatest documents of 60s soul from the Chicago scene – filled with sublime original compositions by a young Curtis Mayfield, set to great arrangements from the legendary Johnny Pate! The sound here is immaculate – a groove that's slightly stepping, gently lilting – just enough to get things moving, but with plenty of care not to smother the fragile harmonies of the group. And as on other of the best ABC albums by The Impressions, there's not a hint of filler here – just one great track after another, with titles that include "Amen", "I Made A Mistake", "Don't Let It Hide", "Keep On Pushing", "Somebody Help Me", "Long Long Winter", and "I've Been Trying". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has light wear & a bit of aging.)

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New Kool & The GangSpirit Of The Boogie ... LP
De-Lite, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way more than just a "boogie" album – as you might think from the title – and much more a hard-hitting batch of funky tunes, mixed with some even cooler laidback numbers! The album follows heavily off the style of Wild & Peaceful – mixing together the group's older crack rhythms with some newer, hipper, jazzier inflections – making for an incredibly powerful sound that really opens them up. Titles include the massively funky "Jungle Jazz" – a jazzy follow up to "Jungle Boogie" – plus some spiritual numbers that have a cosmic soul jazzy feel, like the tracks "Cosmic Energy", "Ancestral Ceremony", and "Winter Sadness". The whole thing's great – and other titles include "Mother Earth", "Caribbean Festival", and "Ride The Rhythm". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Side 1 has mark that click a bit on tracks two and three. Cover has some wear, some small stains, two peeled marks from tape removal on the back, and some pen inside the gatefold.)

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New Bill MedleySoft & Soulful ... LP
MGM, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A record that really has Bill Medley deepening up his groove – moving past some of the more standard soul music modes of earlier efforts, and stretching out in a rich tapestry of modes that clearly sets the scene for soul singers in generations to come! There's still a strong dose of 60s soul in the mix here, but the arrangements complicate things nicely – and bring in this "adult" approach to the music that no doubt went back from Medley's mainstream presence to have an influence on other soul singers as well – kind of a template for more mature modes that would show up more strongly in the 70s. Medley wrote some of the tunes on the set himself – which further deepens the personality of the record – and titles include "Winter Won't Come This Year", "Peace Brother Peace", "100 Years", "I'm Gonna Die Me", "Softly", "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby", "Any Day Now", and "Street Of Dirt". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66Stillness ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real classic from Sergio Mendes – probably most famous for its funky bits! The record pushes past the formula of the earlier Brasil 66 albums, and goes for a more sophisticated approach that adds in some sweet electric moments, more complicated grooves, and an overall sound that's even hipper than the group's early pop for A&M. The album features an excellent version of "For What It's Worth" that has a tight drumbreak which has been sampled often, as well as a great version of Caetano Veloso's "Lost in the Paradise" which is a good translation of the song to an American idiom! Other tracks include "Viramundo", "Stillness", "Chelsea Morning", and "Sometimes In Winter". A real gem – and one of the group's most overlooked albums! CD
Also available Stillness ... LP 24.99

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New Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66Stillness ... LP
A&M, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real classic from Sergio Mendes – probably most famous for its funky bits! The record pushes past the formula of the earlier Brasil 66 albums, and goes for a more sophisticated approach that adds in some sweet electric moments, more complicated grooves, and an overall sound that's even hipper than the group's early pop for A&M. The album features an excellent version of "For What It's Worth" that has a tight drumbreak which has been sampled often, as well as a great version of Caetano Veloso's "Lost in the Paradise" which is a good translation of the song to an American idiom! Other tracks include "Viramundo", "Stillness", "Chelsea Morning", and "Sometimes In Winter". A real gem – and one of the group's most overlooked albums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a factory sticker, and a few moisture stains.)
Also available Stillness ... LP 24.99

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New Rolling StonesGoats Head Soup ... LP
Rolling Stones, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Angie", "Star Star", "Hide Your Love", "Winter", "Can You Hear The Music", "100 Years Ago", and "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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New Geri AllenFlying Toward The Sound ... CD
Motema, 2010. Used ... Out Of Stock
Intimate piano work from Geri Allen – a set of solo performances, inspired by the music of Cecil Taylor, McCoy Tyner, and Herbie Hancock! There's definitely strong traces of Tyner and Hancock – given Allen's usually soulful undercurrent – but there's also a heavy dose of Taylor, too, as Geri really uses the freer space of the recording to stretch out in some pretty unbridled ways – really surprising us with her inventiveness, and still usually holding onto a rhythmic pulse somewhere deep in the mix. Titles include "Red Velvet In Winter", "Dancing Mystic Poets At Midnight", "Your Pure Self", "Flying Toward The Sound", and "Faith Carriers Of Life". CD
(Digipack has an old sticker & cutout notch.)

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New Stan Getz & Laurindo AlmeidaStan Getz With Laurindo Almeida ... CD
Verve, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the best of the Stan Getz bossa nova sessions – and a record that features the great Laurindo Almeida on guitar – playing with more virtuosity than either Charlie Byrd or Joao Gilberto did on their collaborations with Getz! The record's got a driving rhythm section, with lots of long tracks, and nice laid-back solos by both Getz and Almeida – who's getting in some of his few jazz licks of the 60s here, working in a groove similar to that of his earlier sides with Bud Shank, but which sounds almost even better in the languid company of Getz. Cuts include "Outra Vez", "Winter Moon", "Maracatu-Too", and "Samba Da Sahra". CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)
Also available Stan Getz With Laurindo Almeida ... CD 6.99

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New Stan Getz & Laurindo AlmeidaStan Getz With Laurindo Almeida ... LP
Verve, 1963. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the best of the Stan Getz bossa nova sessions – and a record that features the great Laurindo Almeida on guitar – playing with more virtuosity than either Charlie Byrd or Joao Gilberto did on their collaborations with Getz! The record's got a driving rhythm section, with lots of long tracks, and nice laid-back solos by both Getz and Almeida – who's getting in some of his few jazz licks of the 60s here, working in a groove similar to that of his earlier sides with Bud Shank, but which sounds almost even better in the languid company of Getz. Cuts include "Outra Vez", "Winter Moon", "Maracatu-Too", and "Samba Da Sahra". Very nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)
Also available Stan Getz With Laurindo Almeida ... CD 6.99

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New Ghostface KillahIronman ... CD
Epic/Wu-Tang, 1996. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the instant classic Wu Tang solo projects – Ghostface Killah's essential, early peak Ironman – and a a record that stands strongly among the best hip hop albums of the its era! Produced by The RZA at a point in which it seemed there was little he could do wrong. An absolute high water mark for Ghostface and the entire Wu Tang empire. Titles include "Winter Warz", "Daytona 500", "Motherless Child", "Soul Controller", "Wildflower", "Poisonous Darts", "Fish", "Camay", "Black Jesus", "The Faster Blade", "260", "Assassination Day", "Box In Hand", "After The Smoke Is Clear" and "All That I Got Is You". CD

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New Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66Stillness ... CD
A&M/Soul Jazz (UK), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A real classic from Sergio Mendes – probably most famous for its funky bits! The record pushes past the formula of the earlier Brasil 66 albums, and goes for a more sophisticated approach that adds in some sweet electric moments, more complicated grooves, and an overall sound that's even hipper than the group's early pop for A&M. The album features an excellent version of "For What It's Worth" that has a tight drumbreak which has been sampled often, as well as a great version of Caetano Veloso's "Lost in the Paradise" which is a good translation of the song to an American idiom! Other tracks include "Viramundo", "Stillness", "Chelsea Morning", and "Sometimes In Winter". A real gem – and one of the group's most overlooked albums! CD
Also available Stillness ... LP 24.99

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New Platinum Pied PipersTriple P ... CD
Ubiquity, 2005. Used ... Out Of Stock
The long-awaited debut from Platinum Pied Pipers – an incredible set that melds underground soul, deep hip hop, and innovative club groove into a cohesive sound all its own! The PPP is essentially the duo of Waajeed (a founding member of Slum Village and frequent Jay Dee collaborator) and guitar-and-keys wizard Saadiq – who bring in guest vocalists and producers that give the record the appealing sprawl of a tight collective. Like fellow traveler Amp Fiddler, the crew seamlessly mixes a thumping tapestry of styles, and weave it all together in a multi-layered finished pattern that even the most ambitious peers can't touch. A true instant classic that'll be as much of a reference point in the years to come as Jay Dee's earlier efforts – if not more so! Dilla and SA-RA guest on the innovative hip hop styled tracks, as does MCs Invincible and Lacks, but the progressive soul gets intensive focus – with vocals by Tiombe Lockhart and Georgia. Other guests include Spacek, Zeno and Roijer. Essential! 16 tracks on the CD: "Shotgun Intro" and "Act Like You Know" featuring Jay Dee, "Your Day Is Done" feat Georgia, "Deep Inside" featuring S-Ra Creative Partners, "Fever" feat Zeno, "Stay With Me" and "Now Or Never" feat Tiombe Lockhart, "Detroit Winter" feat Invincible, "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" feat Roijer and more! CD

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New Gil Scott-HeronBridges ... CD
Arista/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
An oft-overlooked jazzy gem from Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson – and a beautifully swinging session that has Gil toning it down a bit, and working into a nicely musical groove that gets past the heavy politics of earlier years! The record's a great showcase for the more upbeat side of Gil's talents – and what it lacks in righteousness, it more than makes up for in a warmly flowing and very soulful vibe! The band's in great form – laying down tight warm jazzy riffs that provide some of the best backing for Gil's voice we've heard since Winter In America – and titles include the wonderfully catchy "Racetrack In France", plus "Hello Sunday Hello Road", "Under The Hammer", and "We Almost Lost Detroit". CD

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New Archie Shepp/Bill DixonArchie Shepp Bill Dixon Quartet (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Savoy/In Crowd, 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Seminal work from the duo of Archie Shepp and Bill Dixon – easily one of the greatest modern jazz pairings of the 60s! If you only know Shepp from his later work, you'll hear something very different here – as his tenor's often brought into tight focus with the trumpet of Dixon – in a blend of arrangement and freedom that's like that of Ted Curson and Bill Barron, but a lot more powerful overall! The tunes still have a sense of structure – and get great help from the bass of Don Moore and drums of Paul Cohen – but there's also some tremendously unbridled energy from the leaders, especially Dixon, who might not have sounded this great ever again. Titles include "Quartet", "Peace", and "Trio". This CD release includes 10 bonus tracks – three tracks are by Archie Shepp & The New York Contemporary Five including "Consequences", and "Where Poppies Bloom". The remaining tracks are by the Bill Dixon septet, including "Winter Song 1964 Sections I-V" and "12th December". CD

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New Vis-A-VisObi Agye Me Dofo (plus download) ... LP
Continental, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Incredible late work from the great West African dance band Vis-A-Vis – a brilliant set from 1977 that demonstrates good and well why the band were so greatly in demand both live and in the studio! The group had spent quite a bit of time backing the great Ghanaian singer K. Frimpong in the mid-to-late 70s, sometimes billed as the Cubano Fiestas, but as you're hear on this great set, they're just as great out on their own. They show a pretty amazing range – with a raw, yet dexterous African funk sound on some numbers and the entwining melodies of high life on others. The 12-piece group features a trio of vocalists led by "Superstar" Isaac Yeboah, plus Anthony Yeboah and Ayim Bediako, with Sammy Cropper on guitar, Slim Mau on bass, drummer Gybson "Shaolin Kung-Fu" Papra, George Asante on conga, Tonny Dozis on keys and synth, Kofi Abrokwaa on tenor sax, Paul Winter on trumpet, Daniel Asare on maracas and Alex Jubin on cowbells. Includes "Obi Agye Me Dofo", "Kankyema", "Gyae Su", "Gladys Mmbobor" and "Susan Suo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition. LP comes with the code for full digital download version.)

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New Floyd CramerFloyd Cramer Plays MacArthur Park/Here's What's Happening ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1967/1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two overlooked late 60s gems from Floyd Cramer – both of which show the piano genius reaching out for some new sounds in his style! MacArthur Park has Floyd taking on a hip host of tunes from the late 60s – cool rock and pop numbers that are really transformed strongly in the RCA studio blend of pillowy piano and soft orchestrations from arranger Bill McElhiney! Cramer's got that mellow-stepping groove just right, and it's often matched by these lofting basslines on the bottom – on tunes that include "Our Winter Love", "MacArthur Park", "Don't Give Up", "The Odd Couple", "This Guy's In Love With You", and a great vibes-laden take on "Theme From Rosemary's Baby". Here's What's Happening offers up a take on the sound of the young, served up by easy instrumental maestro Floyd Cramer! The mix of modes is surprisingly great – as the flowing, echoey Cramer piano turns towards tunes from some of the hipper corners of the 60s – rock and pop bits that are balanced with a few more conventional numbers – all set to arrangements by Bill McElhiney that still leave plenty of room for Floyd's work on the keys. Titles include "Almost Persuaded", "Work Song", "Good Vibrations", "Rain On The Roof", "Louie Louie", and "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself". CD

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New Hiroshi FukumuraMorning Flight (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Think (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Genius work from Japanese trombonist Hiroshi Fukumura – working here at the helm of a twin-trombone group that also features the talents of Shigeharu Mukai – in a style that's filled with soul and free-thinking imagination! The two players work together beautifully here – avoiding any of the cliches of trombone-heavy groups from the past – and instead, using the open-ended Three Blind Mice label format to explore new ideas in jazz by hitting a spare, sensitive space that's really great. Sometimes tracks really take off and soar with the sort of inventiveness we'd expect from Slide Hampton at the time – at others, they work together more quietly to use the trombones as great shifters of sound and color. Tracks are all quite long, and other players include Hiroshi Tamura on piano, Tsutomu Okada on bass, and Shinji Mori on drums – on titles that include "Morning Flight", "Winter Song", "Cousin Mary", and "Soldier In The Rain". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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New Kanye West808s & Heartbreak (plus CD, double-sided poster and lyric sheet) ... LP
Roc-A-Fella, 2008. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A darkness tinged departure for Kanye West – his electro hip hop soul tome 808s & Heartbreak! Kanye's albums are always newsworthy, but this one really divided opinions as sharply as any major release of 2008. We'll go on the record with some real love for this sometimes confounding, often brilliant batch of tracks. Kanye is mostly singing on this one, and brazenly flaunting the Auto-Tune vocal fad to a point in which he's basically daring you to hate him for it – but the deep, dark and confessional storytelling and mostly downbeat tone of the songs offsets the arch trendiness almost completely. It's an interesting dichotomy, but it it works, giving some fairly morose songs a needed light touch. Ultimately, this is a brave record for Kanye, recorded in a year that must have been truly wrenching for him emotionally – and it's not the kind of set that most people are going to love the first time they hear it. It took us a couple spins to soak it in, but we'll call it a success! Tracks include "Say You Will", "Welcome To Heartbreak", "Heartless", "Amazing", the hit "Love Lockdown", "Street Lights", "Coldest Winter" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP reissue includes the CD, double sided poster & lyric sheet.)

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New Jas ObrechtRollin' & Tumblin' – The Postwar Blues Guitarists (paperback) ... Book
Miller Freeman, 2000. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A mighty hefty book – and an essential guide to all the blues guitar greats of the second half of the 20th Century! The volume is way more than just another fluff piece on blues musicians – as writer Jas Obrecht really gets at the different details of each individual's style – with a mixture of historical information and interview material that really plumbs the depths. He gets help here from other writers, too – some of whom take on specific players – and the book is divided into a long section on Chicago, with chapters on Jimmy Reed, Robert Lockwood, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Magic Sam, Jimmy Rogers, and many others – plus a Texas section with T-Bone Walker, Lowell Fulson, Lightnin Hopkins,a nd others – and a Blues With Feeling section, with chapters on John Lee Hooker, BB King, Albert King, and Little Milton. Also features some great Conversations With The Blues chapters – which feature conversations between Otis Rush and Buddy Guy, Buddy Guy and John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter, and BB King and John Lee Hooker. 453 pages, softcover, and mighty hefty! Book

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New Gil Scott-Heron & Brian JacksonGil Scott-Heron Anthology – Messages (green colored vinyl) ... LP
Soul Brother (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Some of the best tracks ever from the pair of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson – some of most righteous, authoritative and thematically heavy soul music ever created – compiled in one incredible set! Messianic, emotive vocals from Gil and stunningly restrained, magical soul jazz arrangements from Brian – words can't express how dynamic these tunes are! Great stuff from classic LPs such as Winter In America, It's Your World, First Minute Of A New Day, Secrets and more! 15 tracks in all: "The Bottle", "It's Your World", "Johannesburg", "Winter In America", "The Liberation (Red, Black & Green)", "Home Is Where The Hatred Is (Live)", "We Almost Lost Detroit", "Angel Dust", "Show Bizness", "Madison Avenue", "Shut 'Em Down", "Alien (Hold On To Your Dreams)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition, LP jacket has a slightly cresed corner.)
Also available Gil Scott-Heron Anthology – Messages ... CD 16.99
 
 
 



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