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Bunny SiglerLet Me Party With You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gold Mind/Octave (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $11.99
One of the best of Bunny Sigler's disco albums – a classic pairing with a the group Instant Funk, and a record that helped define the second generation of the Philly groove! Bunny's still got some of the sweeter touches of earlier years, but he also comes across with a much fuller vocal ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Ricardo Silveira & Vinicius CantuariaRSVC ... CD
Adventure Music, 2013. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
One of the warmest, most intimate records we've ever heard from Vinicius Cantuaria – and one of the most beautiful too! The set's got Vinicius on vocals and guitar, in the company of guitarist Ricardo Silveira, and no other instrumentation at all – which makes for a wonderfully airy ... (Brazil) read more CD

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New Ricardo Silveira Organ TrioRicardo Silveira Organ Trio ... CD
Adventure Music, 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 19.99
A whole new side of the talents of guitarist Ricardo Silveira, and a great one too – a Hammond-oriented trio outing that's quite different than any of his previous projects to date! We've grown to love Silveira for his sensitive shadings in Brazilian or acoustic projects – but he's a ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Shel SilversteinFreakin At The Freakers Ball ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the trippiest albums ever recorded by creative wordsmith Shel Silverstein – an amazing talent who's known for his famous work with Playboy, his poetry for kids, and even his contributions to country music! This set's got a wild style that definitely lives up to the Freakers Ball ... (Vocalists) read more CD
Also available Freakin At The Freakers Ball ... LP 5.99

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Tony Silvester & The New IngredientMagic Touch ... CD
Mercury/Solaris, 1976. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
A standout solo album from Tony Silvester of the Main Ingredient – maybe the only record he ever did on his own, but a real classic from the 70s! The album features arrangements by Patrick Adams – of P&P Records fame – and although the production is full and rich, there's a ... (Soul) read more CD

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Nina SimoneVery Rare Evening (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
PM/Shout (Japan), 1969/1979. New Copy ... $19.99
A very rare evening indeed – a sweet little live set recorded by Nina Simone during her soulful height at RCA – but issued years after that time, and only briefly on a small indie label! The setting here is wonderful – a small combo in the background with the great Weldon Irvine ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Enrico SimonettiGrazie – Nonna ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
Swirling strings and stepping keyboards from Enrico Simonetti – an Italian soundtrack composer who also also has a great ear for a sexy groove! Mellower melodies are mixed with Barry White-styled soulful strings – in a blend that creates some excellent funky instrumentals at a few key ... (Soundtracks) read more CD

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New Singers Unlimited & Art Van DammeInvitation ... CD
MPS/Edel (Germany), 1973. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the coolest albums ever cut by the Singers Unlimited – thanks to great instrumentation from the mighty Art Van Damme! Art plays accordion – in a way that works perfectly with the banks of sound and sweetness we love from the group – an instrument whose own breathy tones ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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SinkaneMean Love ... CD
DFA, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
The best yet from Sudan-born, Brooklyn-dwelling Sinkane – distilling a lot of diverse sonic influences into his own distinct soul! There's a lot going on here, inspiration wise – with modern synth-stoked twists on 70s Afrobeat influences, tropically-inflected R&B and lots of other ... (Neo Soul) read more CD
Also available Mean Love (with download) ... LP 13.99

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SixSix ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $13.99
A mainstream jazz combo, but one with plenty of modern edges too – thanks to the skills of the players in the sextet! The musicians here are equally comfortable skirting a number of different styles, which they do very well in the set – especially the horn section, which features Bob ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Six (Bob Wilber)View From Jazzbo's Head ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $13.99
A tightly swinging set of tracks dedicated to Al Jazzbo Collins – the famous jazz DJ of the 50s! Collins has little to do with the set – save for his image on the front cover – and the group's mostly a swing-based ensemble, grooving in a style that's similar to other mid 50s ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Skool BoyzSkool Boyz/This Is The Real Thing ... CD
Destiny/FTG, 1984/1985. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A pair of lost 80s sets from Skool Boyz – brought together on a single CD! The self-titled Skool Boyz is a lot better than you might guess from the dated 80s spelling of the group – a surprisingly tight little trio, bouncing along with lots of riffing rhythms and sweet keyboard lines, ... (Soul) read more CD

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Guy SkornikPour Pauwels ... CD
EMI/Lion, 1971. New Copy ... $12.99
Lost legendary work from Guy Skornik – a heady set from early 70s France, and proof that there's a hell of a lot of greatness to discover on that scene! The album's got a blend of psych fuzz and deeper ideas that's not that far from Serge Gainsbourg – although the overall presentation ... (Rock) read more CD
Also available Pour Pauwels ... LP 16.99

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SkylightSkyhigh ... CD
EMI (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the grooviest Australian groups of the 70s – one of that rare breed from down under who effortlessly mixed together rock and soul – often with some very unique results! We'd rank these guys right next to Renee Geyer or Rocco – as they've got a similar blue-eyed sensibility ... (Rock) read more CD

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New SkyySkyyhigh – The Skyy Anthology 1979 to 1992 ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99
A heavy package of work from the legendary Skyy – the funky club combo headed by Randy Muller after his work with BT Express and Brass Construction! With Skyy, Muller honed his groove even more than before – creating a really tight focus on bass-heavy bottoms, and focusing all ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Slide FiveRhode Trip ... CD
Ubiquity, 1996. New Copy ... $5.99 16.98
Amazing – and after a decade it's still probably one of our favorite Ubiquity releases to date! To the unitiated, Rhode Trip is a killer album of jazzy funk by one of the best west coast groups on Ubiquity or any other label! They had some of the best cuts on the classic "Cookin'" ... (Deep Funk) read more CD

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Slimkid3 & DJ Nu MarkSlimkid3 & DJ Nu Mark (with bonus instrumentals) ... CD
Delicious Vinyl, 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99 17.98
A tight duo effort from Slimkid3, othewise known as Slim Kid Tre and Tre Hardson, of the legendary Pharcyde – and DJ Nu Mark, whose solo efforts and Jurassic 5 pedigrees are pretty close to legendary in their own right! Star-studded guest list, too – with Del, Murs, Diamond D, J-Live, ... (Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available Slimkid3 & DJ Nu Mark (with bonus instrumentals) ... LP 21.99

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Gary Sloan & CloneHarmonitalk ... CD
Cache Cache/B- Music, 1980. New Copy ... $7.99 15.98
Mighty weird electronic sounds from Gary Sloan and Clone – an Alaska act from the start of the 80s, working with a really unique mix of styles that includes some electrified harmonica on most tracks! The core sounds are in more familiar electronic territory – Fender Rhodes, Arp, moog, ... (Rock) read more CD

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New Carol SloaneBut Not For Me (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
SSJ (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $22.99
Unusual later work from the great Carol Sloane – a session that was cut for a major label in Japan, but never issued here in the US – and a date that maybe even surpasses all the class and care of Sloane's indie sides from the 70s! The vocalist has a nicely maturing style, especially ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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New Carol SloaneLittle Girl Blue (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
SSJ (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $22.99
Beautiful early work from vocalist Carol Sloane – material recorded with a very groovy guitar-based group, in the years before her better-known sides on Columbia Records! The style here is quite intimate – as Sloane's mostly singing in a small combo with guitar from either Chuck Wayne ... (Vocalists) read more CD
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Slovenska GrudaPesmi ... CD
Dezela/Atlantide (Germany), 1983. New Copy ... $15.99
A wonderfully moody group from early 80s Slovenia – a trio who have a feel that's a lot like the best British acid folk of a decade before – served up in a really timeless blend of vocals and acoustic instrumentation! Most numbers feature lyrics sung by all three members of the group ... (Rock) read more CD
Also available Pesmi ... LP 24.99

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Sly & The Family StoneSly & The Family Stone ... CD
AAO, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $2.99 4.98
Rare early work from Sly Stone – some really great sockin-soul tunes, recorded in San Francisco during the mid 60! The style here is less funky than some of Sly's more famous work, but the overall groove is nice and lively – with plenty of tunes that have a hard soul or Northern Soul ... (Soul) read more CD

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Small FacesThere Are But Four Small Faces (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Immediate/Snapper (UK), 1968. New Copy 2CD (reissue)... $14.99 15.99
A transitional, though completely incredible Small Faces record for Immediate – with some of the greatest Brit rock ever recorded! The album's amazing right from the very first note – a perfect bridge between the ongoing mod energy of the London scene, and the psychedelic sounds in ... (Rock) read more CD
(Beautifully packaged, too!)

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New Jennie SmithNightly Yours On The Steve Allen Show (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus track) ... CD
Canadian American/SSJ (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $22.99
Very groovy work from Jennie Smith – a singer known for her work on the Tonight Show, but who sounds even hipper here! Mort Garson handled the backings, and they've got lots of the playful touches that you'd hear on his groovier 60s instrumental work – mixed with some of the watery ... (Vocalists) read more CD
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Jimmy SmithCat ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
A real high point in Jimmy Smith's famous 60s run at Verve Records – a key collaboration with arranger Lalo Schfrin, who brings a great blend of jazz and soundtrack styles to Jimmy's famous groove on the Hammond! Lalo's backings are totally great – with touches of Latin and Brazilian ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Jimmy SmithRespect ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
Mad respect for Jimmy Smith – a cool small group record that's different than some of his bigger-concept, larger arrangement records for Verve! The groove here is tight and right on the money – and the tracks are a bit longer than other Verve sessions too – as the master really ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic EchoesCosmic Funk ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $11.99
A real gem from Lonnie Liston Smith's early years in the studio – and a record that's perhaps a bit more "cosmic" than it is "funk" – but that's why we like it so much! The session has Lonnie stretching out a bit more than usual – borrowing some of the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Lonnie SmithFunk Reaction ... CD
LC/P-Vine (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $28.99
A sweet 70s groover from the great Lonnie Smith – a soulful little session that has the keyboardist really stretching out in some great ways! At the time, Smith fares a lot better than some of his late 60s jazz organ contemporaries – as he's got a great lean style, perfect for the ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Neal Smith QuintetLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2009. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
Drummer Neal Smith has a hell of a group here – Eric Alexander on tenor, Steve Wilson on alto, Mark Whitfield on guitar, and Mulgrew Miller on piano – a lineup that he more than lives up to with his tight leadership, and great choice of material for the date! The tunes include two ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Paris Smith/New Composers Ensemble53rd St Ghost ... CD
Oracle, 1996. New Copy ... $6.99
A killer batch of modern spiritual soul jazz – with a classic sound that reminds us a lot of the 70s work on labels like Tribe or Strata East! The New Composers Ensemble is led by vibist Paris Smith, an underground Chicago jazz artist who cut a few very enigmatic albums on his own – ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Verdelle SmithTar & Cement – The Complete Recordings 1965 to 1967 ... CD
Capitol/Omni, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
A beautiful album of baroque soul from Verdelle Smith – a singer who was destined to score big in the mid 60s, but somehow only managed to cut a handful of records before dropping out of secular music forever! Verdelle's got an unusual style that's halfway between Dionne Warwick and Nancy ... (Soul) read more CD

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Wadada Leo Smith/George Lewis/John ZornSonic Rivers ... CD
Tzadik, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
An excellent session from trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, with trombone and electronics by George Lewis, and alto sax by John Zorn! It's got the jagged, freely experimental vibe you'd expect from such a trio, but it moves with a deliberate sonic flow, hence the title, albeit with some sharp edges. ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Smoke CityI Really Want You ... CD
Epic/FTG, 1985. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A damn great bit of 80s soul – the only album ever issued by Smoke City, but a killer set that we've loved for many years – especially given the group's link to the Chicago scene! The set's perfectly put together – head and shoulders above so much other major label soul of the ... (Soul) read more CD

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Snarky PuppyGround Up (with bonus DVD) ... CD
Ropeadope, 2012. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Grooves from the ground up – played live, with a very spontaneous energy – in the best Snarky Puppy way! These guys have a really wonderful sound that's one of the freshest we've heard in years – a real return to the best energies of on-the-spot soul music – but not in a ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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Snarky Puppy & Bukuru CelestinAmkeni ... CD
Ropeadope, 2012. New Copy ... $8.99 12.98
A really cool shift for the Snarky Puppy sound – one that has the group's great live instrumentation serving as the backdrop for Burundi singer Bukuru Celestin! The set's based around lyrics penned by Celestin, but inflected with the warm jazzy style of Snarky Puppy – a live groove ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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Claudette SoaresClaudette Soares No. 3 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $32.99
Tremendously beautiful work from Claudette Soares – and just the kind of record to show why she was different than some of her contemporaries in Brazil! The album's got a nice little groove on most numbers – even the mellower ones – a style that's a bit like the best Blue Brazil ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Claudette SoaresDe Tanto Amor (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $32.99
Baroquely beautiful pop from the great Claudette Soares – arranged by Cesar Mariano with a mix of jazz, late bossa, and those cool and groovy styles that were really percolating during the Blue Brazil generation! Claudette's voice is strong and proud – stretching over some tunes with a ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Claudette SoaresFeitinha Pro Sucesso Ou Quem Nao E A Maior Tem Que Ser A Melhor (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $32.99
One of the grooviest records ever from Claudette Soares – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the amount of groovy work she recorded! The set features backings from the Briamonte Orchestra – who are great in blending subtle funk with larger orchestrations – at a level that ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Claudette SoaresGil Chico Veloso Por Claudette (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $32.99
A legendary moment in the history of MPB – as older Brazilian singer Claudette Soares turns towards the work of groundbreaking singer/songwriters Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, and Chico Buarque! The set was recorded in the heart of the Tropicalia years – and although the record isn't ... (Brazil) read more CD

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New Soil & Pimp SessionsBrothers & Sisters ... CD
Vivid (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $28.99
A cheesy cover, but one of the greatest albums we've heard so far from this jazzy Japanese combo – a set that has them sounding even more dynamic than ever – but with a slightly different vibe! The instrumentation somehow feels even leaner, but still has all that very bracing feel from ... (New Grooves) read more CD
Also available Brothers & Sisters (with bonus CD) ... CD 36.99

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Soil & Pimp SessionsBrothers & Sisters (with bonus CD) ... CD
Vivid (Japan), 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... $36.99
A cheesy cover, but one of the greatest albums we've heard so far from this jazzy Japanese combo – a set that has them sounding even more dynamic than ever – but with a slightly different vibe! The instrumentation somehow feels even leaner, but still has all that very bracing feel from ... (New Grooves) read more CD
Also available Brothers & Sisters ... CD 28.99

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SomiLagos Music Salon ... CD
Okeh, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
We've really liked Somi's previous records, but here she's somehow even better than before – more soulful, jazzier, and with this sort of universal appeal that has his loving the record from the very first note! Somi's vocals slide perfectly alongside some relatively spare, jazzy backings ... (Global Grooves) read more CD

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Gunter Baby SommerDedications – Hormusik IV ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2014. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
One of the best examples of the drum skills of Gunter Sommer we've heard in a long long time – and a great return to his Hormusik format from many years back! The album's all solo – and has Sommer working in a haunting blend of percussion and drums – but with sounds that are ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Joanie SommersLet's Talk About Love ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
A very powerful little session from Joanie Sommers – and like most of her work from the time, one that's done in a great blend of jazz and mainstream pop! Orchestrations are by Tommy Oliver, and there's plenty of dynamic horn passages to keep things interesting – even on the mellower ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Sons Of ChamplinLoosen Up Naturally/The Sons/Follow Your Heart ... CD
Capitol/BGO (UK), 1969/1971. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
All the greatest moments from the Sons Of Champlin – packaged together here in one sweet set! Loosen Up Naturally is heavy rocking, with some nice drums – the kind of record that's kept the Sons in more crates than you'd think over the years! The set's a massive 2LP jammer that really ... (Rock) read more CD

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New SonzeiraBrasil Bam Bam Bam ... CD
Talkin' Loud/Harvest, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $10.99 11.98
One of the hippest records we've heard in years from Gilles Peterson – a wonderful project that brings together classic and contemporary Brazilian talents, and some key London artists as well! The lineup features giants from the sorts of older Brazilian records that Gilles hipped us to many ... (New Grooves) read more CD

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SospettoNon Bussare Alla Porta Del Diavolo (CD & DVD) ... CD
Cineploit (Austria), 2013. New Copy CD&DVD ... $15.99
Tremendous work from Sospetto – a current group, but one who are steeped in the best traditions of 70s Italian horror films – especially the work of Goblin and some of their keyboard-heavy contemporaries! The grooves here are wonderful – with a vivid vintage feel that makes ... (Soundtracks) read more CD
(Please note that the DVD is PAL coded.)

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Soul SearchersWe The People ... CD
Sussex/Soul Brother (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99
One the all time great funky albums of the 70s – a mad little record with a sense of rhythm and timing that was years ahead of its time! The Soul Searchers (along with Chuck Brown) later became known for their heavy-hitting Go Go work at the end of the decade – but here, they're a ... (Soul) read more CD
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Soulful OrchestraMood So ... CD
Soulful Torino/Record Kicks (Italy), 2013. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A group that really lives up to its title – and one with a sound that's proudly in the mode of the best Northern Soul of the 60s! The backings are full, and done in a style that's strongly inspired by Detroit soul of the Motown years – a bit rougher and more funky overall, given the ... (Deep Funk) read more CD

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Space LadySpace Lady's Greatest Hits ... CD
Night School (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99
Really wonderful sounds from the enigmatic Space Lady – an artist who mostly performed on the streets of Boston and San Francisco in the 70s, but who also managed to make the handful of recordings featured in this set! The tunes are wonderfully spare, and surprisingly beautiful – often ... (Rock) read more CD

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Space OperaSpace Opera (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Epic/Beatball (Korea), 1972. New Copy ... $21.99
A wonderful little record from the 70s – not nearly the cosmic set you might imagine from the title, and instead a warmly-produced album that's in the best 70s smooth mellow style! These guys would fit nicely in a collection next to Crosby Stills & Nash or America – as they've got ... (Rock) read more CD

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Spanky & Our GangComplete Mercury Singles ... CD
Mercury/Real Gone, Late 60s. New Copy ... $17.99 18.98
The complete singles of one of our favorite groups of the 60s – a completely wonderful sextet who started in harmony pop, but grew to do a whole lot more! The earliest cuts have Spanky & Our Gang resonating strongly with the best by The Association, Mamas & Papas, or other Sunshine ... (Rock) read more CD

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Otis SpannSweet Giant Of The Blues ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ace (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $11.99
The last album ever from the mighty Otis Spann – and maybe one of the greatest, too! The set's got Otis working in a hip blend of blues and jazz – served up with some tight combo work from west coast players who include Tom Scott on tenor and flute, Max Bennett on bass, Luie Shelton on ... (Blues) read more CD

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James SpauldingSongs Of Courage ... CD
Muse, 1991. New Copy ... $4.99
Great work from James Spaulding – one of the few players of his generation who actually got better with age! As he was in his classic 60s Blue Note recording sessions with other leaders, Spaulding is a hell of a group player – extremely sensitive to the other members of his groups ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Dave Specter with Otis ClayMessage In Blue ... CD
Delmark, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Dave Specter is a blues guitarist with a long legacy on the Chicago scene – but on this album he also gets some help from windy city soul legend Otis Clay! Otis only sings on three of the album's thirteen tracks – but the setting with Specter really helps Clay find one of his strongest ... (Blues) read more CD
Also available Message In Blue ... CD 8.99

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Chris SpeddingOnly Lick I Know ... CD
Harvest/Esoteric (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $15.99
A very unusual second album from Chris Spedding – one that came out quite a few years after his first solo set, and definitely shows the result of Spedding's countless work on other rock, jazz, and soul sessions! There's still a rootsy, personal feel to the music – but there's also a ... (Rock) read more CD

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New Leon SpencerBad Walking Woman ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Supremely heavy work from organist Leon Spencer – one of his classic jazz funk sessions for Prestige Records, and a record that shows him opening up his sound a bit more than before! The album has Spencer working in a few different lineups – some with small groups that feature Melvin ... (Jazz) read more CD

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New Leon SpencerLouisiana Slim ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
Sublime Hammond from the amazing Leon Spencer – heard here at the height of his younger years, when he was cooking up as much magic in the studio as Johnny Hammond or Charles Earland – and really stretching things out, in ways that take the jazz organ format much farther than the giants ... (Jazz) read more CD

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SpidersSpiders – The Imperial Sessions ... CD
Imperial/Bear Family (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy 2CDs ... $32.99 34.98
Lost harmony soul by an excellent New Orleans vocal group! The Spiders were certainly not chart-toppers in their day – but they did get the chance to cut a great number of singles in the 50s for the Imperial label, who were having some great luck on the Crescent City scene with other singers. ... (Soul) read more CD

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SpinnersBest Of The Spinners (Motown) ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $22.99
Way more than just a "best of" – as the record is more like a full Spinners album for Motown – issued as a way of bringing together some of the best singles the group recorded for the label! The work's not really hits – at least not at the level of the group's later ... (Soul) read more CD

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Spirit FreeSpirit Free Plays Starship (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Vega/Numero, 1971. New Copy ... $10.99 15.98
A trippy little combo with a distinct post-Coltrane feel – stretching out here wonderfully, on a hip little session on a homegrown label! The group hail from the unlikely spot of Las Vegas – but they've got a deeply spiritual sound that rivals the best work on the coasts in the early ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Dusty SpringfieldWhere Am I Going ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the greatest of all Dusty Springfield albums – a gem of a record that mixes British pop, soul, and some very groovy orchestrations! The whole session has that kind of soaring, soulful bounce that Dusty had on her best records – but which was possibly never done nearly as well as ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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New Phyllis St JamesAin't No Turnin Back ... CD
Motown/Universal (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
A great little set from Phyllis St James – a Motown album from the mid 80s, and one that was crucially overlooked at the time! At a time when most of her contemporaries were losing a bit of control in the studio, Phyllis is still very firmly in charge – writing and arranging most of ... (Soul) read more CD

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Crispian St PetersPied Piper – The Complete Recordings 1965 to 1974 ... CD
Decca/RPM (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
A British singer of the 60s, but one who borrows a lot from American folk and country artists at the time – which makes for a really compelling blend with the groovy arrangements of the tunes! The range of tracks here really show Crispian St Peters reaching out to find a sound that's all his ... (Rock) read more CD

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Jo StaffordJo & Jazz ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99
They certainly got the title right on this one – as Jo's singing a great batch of jazz-based tracks – and getting help from an array of small group players that include Ben Webster, Johnny Hodges, Conte Candoli, and Ray Nance! Arrangements are by Johnny Mandel, in a warmly chromatic ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Mavis StaplesOne True Vine ... CD
Anti, 2013. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
Mavis Staples makes a big nod here to the indie underground that have really helped support her recent comeback – working with production from Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, who also contributed new songs to the record – alongside Alan Sparhawk of Low, and the legendary Nick Lowe too! The ... (Soul) read more CD

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New Edwin StarrInvolved (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gordy/Big Break (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the most righteous albums ever from Edwin Starr – as if you couldn't guess from the title and cover! The set has Starr reprising his "War" hit at the start, then rolling through a whole run of heavy tracks with the great Norman Whitfield – who takes Edwin into some of ... (Soul) read more CD

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Edwin StarrSoul Master (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gordy/Big Break (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $14.99
A mod soul classic from the great Edwin Starr – a set that bridges his years in the Detroit underground and his sudden rise to fame at Motown! The tracks here have a really deep basement grooving sort of vibe – catchy, but less poppy than the usual Motown – and more with the kind ... (Soul) read more CD

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Starship OrchestraCelestial Sky ... CD
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $16.99
Massive massive work from Starship Orchestra – a trio of talents from the Norman Connors universe, but one who get some heavy help in the studio from arrangers Bobby Lyle, McKinley Jackson, and Jerry Peters! There's a real Aquarian Dream sound at play here – all the best energy of ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Celestial Sky ... LP 16.99

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Candi StatonEvidence – The Complete Fame Records Masters ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
A 2CD set of Candi Staton – the complete Fame masters recorded by the female southern soul great and producer Rick Hall at the fabled Muscle Shoals studios – including a dozen previously unreleased tracks! It's one heartbreaking, soul stirring masterpiece after another on this set ... (Soul) read more CD

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Candi StatonLife Happens ... CD
Fame/Beracah, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Candi Staton returns to Fame Studios – and the results are almost as classic as her recordings from decades before! The set returns Staton to a secular deep soul setting – and the production and instrumentation are nicely down-home, but never in a way that's cliched or cloying – ... (Soul) read more CD

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Jeremy SteigFlute Fever (LP sleeve edition – with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/International Phonograph, 1963. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 21.98
Fantastic early work from flautist Jeremy Steig – a 60s quartet session for Columbia that came several years before the funky style of some of his later work – and a damn great record, with lots of soulful touches! Part of this has to do with the rhythm section of Ben Tucker on bass ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Great LP-styled gatefold cover – really beautifully done by International Phonograph!)

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Jeremy SteigWayfaring Stranger ... CD
Blue Note/Dusty Groove, 1970. New Copy ... $10.99 12.99
A mindblower from flute man Jeremy Steig – his only album ever for Blue Note – and quite possibly his best! There's a stripped-down feel here that beats even the rich soul of Steig's sets for Solid State – a brilliant pairing of Jeremy's choppy lines on flute with the soulful ... (Jazz) read more CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Step Brothers (Alchemist & Evidence)Lord Steppington ... CD
Rhymesayers, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
West coast veterans Alchemist and Evidence team up as Step Brothers – and deliver a damn strong full length debut for Rhymesayers – with guests Action Bronson, Styles P, Oh No, Roc Marciano, Fashawn, Domo Genius, Blu, Rakaa and more! Alchemist and Evidence are both producer/MC double ... (Hip Hop) read more CD
(Includes download. Rhymesayers goes the extra mile, too, with a nice velvety outer sleeve and a foldout poster.)

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Steps AheadModern Times ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
A classic set from this fusion supergroup – a great quintet that features keyboards from Warren Bernhardt, vibes from Mike Mainieri, tenor and soprano from Michael Brecker, bass from Eddie Gomez, and drums from Peter Erskine. As with other Steps Ahead records, the vibes really balance out ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Morton StevensHawaii Five-O ... CD
Capitol/Film Score Monthly, 1969. New Copy ... $12.99
If Hawaii was this funky, we'd move there in a minute – and honestly, we wouldn't be surprised if this record did a heck of a lot for the image of state back in the day! The soundtrack is one of our all-time favorites – a driving batch of larger orchestrations that is heavy on ... (Soundtracks) read more CD

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Grant StewartLive At Smalls ... CD
Smalls Live, 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 14.99
A great tenorist, heard here in a wonderfully rich setting – a set of long, open tracks that really let Grant Stewart solo strongly – all with the special sort of energy that seems to take place in these Smalls Live recordings! Most numbers push up towards the 10 minute mark, leaving ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Live At Smalls ... CD 9.99

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Stolen IdolsMoonlight Offerings ... CD
Stolen Idols, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99
A contemporary exotica combo – but one who've really found their own sense of identity, and don't just replicate styles from the old days! The music here is wonderfully moody – forged with classic exotica instrumentation that's heavy on vibes and percussion, as well as piano from ... (Now Sound) read more CD

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New Sly Stone & OthersI'm Just Like You – Sly's Stone Flower 1969-70 ... CD
Light In The Attic, 1969/1970. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
An incredible snapshot of the funky soul genius of Sly Stone in an early transitional period – featuring all the known recordings of his short-lived Stone Flower label and production house from 1969-1970! Sly was a rising star at this point, and while the Stone Flower Productions name had ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available I'm Just Like You – Sly's Stone Flower 1969-70 ... LP 22.99

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Stone AllianceStone Alliance (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
PM/Shout (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $19.99
An amazing little group – and one of the real standouts in indie jazz during the 70s! Stone Alliance are a killer power trio made up of players who'd previously worked for Elvin Jones – and all three of them have inherited a frenzied sense of rhythm from Jones – and that great ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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New StylisticsFree Soul – Classics Of The Stylistics ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... $24.99
A really fresh look at The Stylistics – a set that includes some of their key harmony soul classics, but also mixes in some of their lesser-known gems from the 70s – all in the best spirit of the landmark Free Soul series! Some of the tracks here are mellower than you'll usually get ... (Soul) read more CD

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StylusBest Kept Secret ... CD
EMI/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
A rock group at the core, but one with a very soulful feel – thanks to some tight instrumentation, well-crafted grooves, and a blue-eyed vocal approach that really sets the record soaring! The group hail from Australia, and like some of their contemporaries on that scene in the 70s, they've ... (Rock) read more CD

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Nikki SuddenTexas/Dead Men Tell No Tales (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Creation/Secretly Canadian, 1986/1987. New Copy 2 CDs ... $12.99 16.98
Nikki Sudden's first couple records for the Creation label – the hugely influential, if somewhate modest selling Texas and Dead Men Tell No Tales – in 2CD set, with a lot of excellent bonus tracks! Sudden was always one to balance experimental creative tendencies with more immediately ... (Rock) read more CD

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Sugar BillySuper Duper Love ... CD
Fast Track/P-Vine (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $24.99
A classic indie cooker from Sugar Billy – a bit funky, a bit clubby – and a really great batch of grooves done in a pre-disco mode! The tracks are all pretty darn upbeat – somewhat warmer than the funk of Fatback or Kool & The Gang, but still with a nicely rough-edged feel ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Super Duper Love (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus track) ... CD 23.99

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Sugar BillySuper Duper Love (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus track) ... CD
Fast Track/P-Vine (Japan), 1975. New Copy Gatefold ... $23.99
A classic indie cooker from Sugar Billy – a bit funky, a bit clubby – and a really great batch of grooves done in a pre-disco mode! The tracks are all pretty darn upbeat – somewhat warmer than the funk of Fatback or Kool & The Gang, but still with a nicely rough-edged feel ... (Soul) read more CD
Also available Super Duper Love ... CD 24.99

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New Kiyoshi SugimotoCountry Dream ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $21.99
Nothing "country" about this record – as Japanese guitarist Kiyoshi Sugimoto keeps things very hip and contemporary – working in a freely fluid style that also has a few funky touches as well! The group on the set is a quartet – with Kiyoshi's guitar amidst piano, bass, ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Maxine Sullivan With The Scott Hamilton QuintetSomething To Remember You By (aka Uptown) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Concord/Muzak (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $24.99
One of the greatest records we've ever heard from the legendary Maxine Sullivan – and a set that's got a bit more of a contemporary jazz vibe overall! The set's done with the group of tenorist Scott Hamilton – a great player to choose for a session like this, as he's one with a very ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Yma SumacRecital ... CD
ESP, 1961. New Copy ... $7.99 12.99
Yma Sumac on ESP Records – a unexpected meeting that's given us a rare concert performance from 1961! The CD features Yma singing live in Romania – working with backings from longtime partner Moises Vivanco, on a set of tracks that mixes older Peruvian roots with some newer, jazzier ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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Donna SummerI Remember Yesterday (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Casablanca/Culture Factory (France), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Sweet grooves from Donna Summer – who was still a rising star at this point in the 70s! The title is an honest one – for an album with songs that look back at 60s and earlier 70s soul songcraft – and even earlier than that – mostly via the groovy backup vocals. So, Ms. ... (Soul) read more CD
(Limited edition.)

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Bill SummersFeel The Heat ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
Masterful funky soul jazz from the mid 70s – and one of the best solo albums recorded by Headhunter Bill Summers – a sunny batch of Bay Area funk that really grooves with the best of Fantasy Records from the time! The set was produced by Skip Scarborough, and has that great bubbling, ... (Soul) read more CD

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Sun Araw, M Geddes Gengras & CongosFRKWYS Vol 9 – Sun Araw & M Geddes Gengras Meet The Congos – Icon Give Thank (The Album) Icon Eye (The Film) (CD & DVD) ... CD
FRKWYS, 2012. New Copy CD&DVD ... $13.99 16.98
The 9th music & film collaborative effort in the FRKWYS series – in which free-thinking modern work with inspirational elder or otherwise further-traveled figures – this one finding Sun Araw and M Geddes Gengres meeting Jamaican music legends The Congos! M Geddes Gengres is ... (Rock) read more CD

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Avery SunshineSunroom ... CD
Shanachie, 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Avery Sunshine stunned us with her debut, but she really blows us away with this amazing second set – a record that has the singer not only deepening her sound, but also hitting this really classic vibe that takes us back to legendary music on Stax or Hi Records! The production and setting ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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SuperbsBest Of The Superbs – Lush Harmonies From Los Angeles' Finest Soul Set ... CD
Dore/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Superb soul from The Superbs – a great group from the LA scene of the 60s – and one who never cracked the charts as much as their contemporaries! The group mixes a female voice in with the male harmonies – in a style that doesn't always have the female singer in the lead, but ... (Soul) read more CD

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New SupremesCream Of The Crop ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
Overlooked greatness from the late 60s years of The Supremes! Cream Of The Crop may not have been a huge hit for The Supremes, but the record has the group handling a variety of interesting work – mostly done in modes that bring the best Motown styles of the 60s into closer contact with the ... (Soul) read more CD

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New SupremesI Hear A Symphony ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99
Symphonic soul from The Supremes – a set that still has the trio working with the legendary Holland-Dozier-Holland team, but with a full set of orchestral backings that help them hit even more class and sophistication than before! The ballads have these really lush arrangements – never ... (Soul) read more CD

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New SupremesLet The Sunshine In ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
Groovy late 60s work from Diana Ross & The Supremes – a record that has them breaking the Motown mold a bit, and hooking up with a nice variety of modder soul and pop modes! Tracks on the set include a few Motown-penned numbers, but the trio also tackle hits like "Everyday ... (Soul) read more CD

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SupremesReflections ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the later Supremes albums with Diana Ross as the headliner – and the final Supremes album with Holland-Dozier-Holland pulling the strings – and led of by the incredible title track! "Reflections" is a straight up incredible tune – one of those late 60s Motown ... (Soul) read more CD

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SupremesSupremes ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $22.99
An overlooked gem from The Supremes – way after Diana Ross had left them behind, but still sounding great with a funky feel for the 70s! There's a bit more kick in the groove than before – not really disco or club, but this cool undercurrent that almost gives some tracks a Love ... (Soul) read more CD

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John SurmanRainbow Band Sessions ... CD
Losen (Norway), 2011. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
Some of the most upbeat, tuneful music we've ever heard from reedman John Surman – a set that has the longtime great working with an ensemble of Norwegian players, in this wonderfully vivid, colorful mode! Surman's still got plenty of edge on his baritone and soprano sax solos – but he' ... (Jazz) read more CD

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Hiromasa Suzuki & Colgen TrioTriton ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $31.99
Unusual music from Hiromasa Suzuki – an artist we mostly know as a jazz musician, but who emerges here at the head of a great set of soundtrack-styled numbers! The music appears to be done for television in the late 70s – possibly as a sound library recording, we're not sure – ... (Sound Library) read more CD
 
 



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