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New Antonio AdolfoAntonio Adolfo (1972) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1972. New Copy .... $32.99
One of Brazil's grooviest arrangers ever – stepping out here in a rare 70s album that's even more seductive than his previous work! The style's got a vibe that's a bit hipper than some of Adolfo's bossa-baroque records – as you might guess from the image on the cover, which is a good ... read more CD

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New AJ & The JiggawattsAJ & The Jiggawatts ... CD
GED Soul, 2014. New Copy .... $6.99
The first-ever full length we've ever heard from AJ & The Jiggawatts – and a record that really lives up to the promise of their work on funky 45! These guys are a deep funk combo, but one with a difference – energy that's a bit more raw and rough around the edges, in the best ... read more CD
Also available AJ & The Jiggawatts (with bonus download) ... LP 12.99

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New David AkeBridges ... CD
Posi tone, 2013. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
A really well-titled little record – as the sound here is quite unique, and often has the musicians creating these little bridges between each other's space! David Ake wrote all the tunes, and put them together with this angular, blocky sort of feel – lots of sound shapes at the core, ... read more CD

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New JD AllenBloom ... CD
Savant, 2014. New Copy .... $14.99 16.98
JD Allen just gets more and more deft with each new release – able to craft these sharp, angular lines on tenor sax that seem to spill effortlessly out of his horn – yet all with this wonderfully spontaneous quality too! Allen's lead is a great match for the album's piano work from ... read more CD

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New Mose AllisonSwingin Machine ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1966. New Copy .... $13.99
Mose Allison creates a very swinging machine for this classic Atlantic Records set – by adding in a few horns to his usual trio, and making for a groove that's even jazzier overall! Mose's vocals are wonderful, as always – extremely witty, with that great balance of New Orleans roots ... read more CD

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New Leny AndradeA Arte Maior De Leny Andrade (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Polydor/Think (Japan), 1963. New Copy .... $32.99
Leny Andrade's a singer with a huge legacy of work in Brazilian music – but she sounds especially great on this rare early album with jazzy backing from Milton Banana on drums and Tenorio Jr on piano! The record's got all the depth of Andrade's mature work – and really shows her as a ... read more CD

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New Atlantic StarrBrilliance ... CD
A&M/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1982. New Copy .... $13.99
The title's certainly right on this one – because Atlantic Starr serve up a really brilliant blend of electro funk and mainstream soul – balanced with that near-perfect sound that made them one of the best groups of their generation! Despite the size of the combo, the sound is ... read more CD
Also available Brilliance ... CD 9.99

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New AurraSatisfaction (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Family Groove, 1984. New Copy .... $11.99
A previously-unreleased album from Aurra – laid down in the studio after the group's famous run for Salsoul Records – and with a groove that's even leaner and meaner than before! Mainmain Steve Washington is still at the helm of the group – but vocals are handled by Mark Stevens ... read more CD
Also available Satisfaction ... LP 14.99

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New AztecaPyramid Of The Moon (with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1973. New Copy .... $14.99
A really special record from a really special group – one of two sublime 70s gems from Azteca – a wicked blend of jazz, funk, Latin, and soul – all put together by a young Coke Escovedo! Coke's ostensibly the leader of the group, but there's also a richly collaborative feel going ... read more CD

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New Lavern Baker/Chris Connor/Herbie Mann/Bobby ShortNo Strings – An After Theater Version ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1962. New Copy .... $13.99
An "after theater" version of the Richard Rogers musical No Strings – done in a cool way that really changes the feel of the music! The "cast" for the set is an assortment of Atlantic Records artists from the early 60s – Herbie Mann, Chris Connor, Lavern Baker, and ... read more CD

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New Jeff BallardTime's Tales ... CD
Okeh, 2014. New Copy .... $11.99
Great sounds from percussionist Jeff Ballard – a nicely loose trio session that features loads of great work from Lionel Loueke on guitar and Miguel Zenon on alto sax! The record's got a style that's a bit more open and organic than some of Loueke's own recordings – and provided a very ... read more CD

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New Kenny Barron & Buster WilliamsTwo As One ... CD
Red (Italy), 1986. New Copy .... $15.99 18.99
A wonderful little date from pianist Kenny Barron – one that has him working in drumless duo mode, with only the bass of Buster Williams for accompaniment! The tunes are often quite long, and it's beautiful to hear the way Kenny stretches out on the keys – buoyed up warmly by Williams' ... read more CD

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New Les BaxterHell's Belles (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sidewalk/La La Land, 1969. New Copy .... $4.99 19.98
Fantastic funkiness! Although Les Baxter's best known for his easy listening work in the late 50s/early 60s, this 1969 biker flick soundtrack is a motherlode of funky funky tracks, and a veritable cornucopia of breakbeats. The drums are nice and hard, and there's plenty of fuzzy guitars to give a ... read more CD
(Limited to 1200 copies!!)

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New Jerry BergonziIntersecting Lines ... CD
Savant, 2014. New Copy .... $14.99 16.98
The title's a great one for this album – not just because tenorist Jerry Bergonzi always seems to have this forward-thinking, linear quality about his work – but also because his talents here intersect strongly with the alto sax of Dick Oatts! The pair really create some magic here ... read more CD

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New Will BernardJust Like Downtown ... CD
Posi tone, 2013. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
The Posi-tone label is turning out to be one of the best sources for old school Hammond sessions these days – and this sweet set from guitarist Will Bernard is great proof of that fact! Bernard plays with a tight sense of line and color that really takes us back to some of our favorites from ... read more CD

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New Black HeatNo Time To Burn ... CD
Atlantic (UK), 1974. New Copy .... $16.99
A stone classic from Black Heat – the group's second album, and even tighter than their first! The group's size has dropped a bit between albums – but that only helps them cook even more – dropping a bit of the horn section from before, which allows even more emphasis on their ... read more CD

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New David BoykinVictory Honor & Glory – David Boykin Live In Concert ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2001. New Copy .... $6.99
A raw, live set from Chicago saxophonist David Boykin – but a great little record that really reminds us of a classic 60s session on ESP! Boykin's reeds are wonderful throughout – filled with the depth of soul we might expect from Kalaparusha or Albert Ayler – and set up here in ... read more CD

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New David Boykin ExpanseHazel Boykin – Big & Fine ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2004. New Copy .... $6.99
A great lost performance from David Boykin's Expanse group – one of the boldest forces in Chicago underground jazz a few years back! The lineup here is great – with Boykin on tenor, Nicole Mitchell on flute, Josh Abrams on bass, James Baker on piano, and Myron Cherry on drums – ... read more CD
(Comes in an LP style sleeve.)

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New David Boykin ExpanseLive At The Velvet Lounge ... CD
Sonic Healing Ministries, 2005. New Copy .... $6.99
"Expanse" is a mighty big name for the group that David Boykin uses on this record – especially given that the combo's only a quintet – but that's ok with us, because the sound here is more than large enough to warrant the name! Boykin's working with a great batch of players ... read more CD

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New BrainstormFunky Entertainment (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu, 1979. New Copy .... $16.99
They're not lying with the title of this album from Brainstorm – because this classic late 70s set has the group moving into some very funky territory – stepping up the basslines even more than before, and really finding a great way to focus on the groove! The approach is right on the ... read more CD

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New Brecker BrothersBack To Back (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1976. New Copy .... $13.99
Soulful fusion from The Brecker Brothers – a set that's one of their standout efforts from the 70s – and a record that went onto influence a whole generation of jazz musicians too! The album features the twin horns of Randy & Michael Brecker, along with alto by David Sanborn, ... read more CD

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New Peter BrendlerOutside The Line ... CD
Posi tone, 2014. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Bassist Peter Brendler is at the helm of the set, but we're especially enamored of the trumpet work here – played by Peter Evans on both standard and piccolo trumpet – the latter of which has this wonderfully personal sound! Almost all tunes are originals from Brendler, who turns out ... read more CD

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New Briamonte OrchestraBriamonte Orchestra (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Elenco/Think (Japan), 1970. New Copy .... $32.99
A bit bossa nova, a bit easy listening, and a very groovy group from the late years of the Elenco label! The group's headed up by Jose Briamonte, but gets some key help on the session from Roberto Menescal – who's clearly got the right ear for Briamonte's mix of strings, piano, and some ... read more CD

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New Bob BrookmeyerBob Brookmeyer & Friends ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1965. New Copy .... $13.99
Sound, space, tone, and color – a tremendous effort from trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, and a record with a really unique feel! The album features a wonderful group that includes Brookmeyer on valve trombone, Stan Getz on tenor, Gary Burton on vibes, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, ... read more CD

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New Barry BrownThompson Sound 1979 to 1982 ... CD
Hot Milk (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy .... $13.99
Rare work from Barry Brown – all material arranged and produced by Linval Thompson – including singles, dubs, and unreleased album tracks! There's a really unified feel to the work, despite the space of a few years – given that the Roots Radics handled backings at the Channel One ... read more CD

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New Danny BrownOld ... CD
Fool's Gold, 2013. New Copy .... $13.99 14.98
Danny Brown steps up his game on Old – delivering on all the promise of his much-hailed previous Fool's Gold LP – and actually topping it! Danny's XXX was a mix of next-level smarts and production, balanced with knowlingly gutter dwelling rhymes – but this one is knowingly more ... read more CD

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New James BrownDiggin' James Brown – Mixed By DJ Muro ... CD
Universal (Japan), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy .... $29.99
DJ Muro's digging James Brown – and we're digging the massive way he mixes together the music! The set's way more than another James Brown compilation – and instead, it feels more like a love letter to The Godfather – served up in music made by James himself, and some of his key ... read more CD

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New Donald ByrdDonald Byrd & 125th Street, NYC ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1979. New Copy .... $13.99
Smoking work from Donald Byrd – post-Blue Note, post-Larry Mizell, and with a modern funk groove that's still pretty darn tasty! Not one to rest on his laurels – which he could have easily done with endless Mizell-based recordings – Donald shifts his groove here towards more of a ... read more CD

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New CalderaCaldera/Sky Islands ... CD
Capitol/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy .... $14.99
A pair of killers from this jazzy Latin combo of the 70s! First up is the self-title Caldera album – a jazzy Latin fusion classic – and the first album by the border-crossing combo! The group features both North and South American players – coming together in a hard-riffing ... read more CD

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New CerroneLove In C Minor ... CD
Cotillion/Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy .... $14.99
The fantastic first album by Cerrone – a landmark disco record that features the 16 minute long "Love In C Minor" – a swirling bit of strings, beats, and female voices – one of those tunes that forever went onto change the face of dance music in the 70s! Cerrone really ... read more CD

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New ChangeGlow Of Love/Miracles – Disco Recharge (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Harmless (UK), 1980/1981. New Copy 2 CDs .... $16.99
Two great albums back to back in one set – with a full CD's worth of bonus material too! First up is The Glow Of Love – the classic debut from Change, and the start of an amazing run of groovers in the early 80s! The set's got a tight, jazzy feel throughout – a stripped-down ... read more CD

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New ChangeMiracles ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1981. New Copy .... $13.99
A brilliant second set from Change – working here without Luther Vandross on lead vocals, but hardly missing a beat at all! As before, the basslines are at the core of the set – a sweet stripped-down approach that brings even more focus onto the bottom of the groove for early 80s ... read more CD
Also available Miracles ... CD 24.99

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New Brian Charette Organ SextetQuestion That Drives Us ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2014. New Copy .... $15.99 18.99
Way more than just another Hammond combo record – as Brian Charette uses the B3 in these really fresh, really unique ways – working here with an especially compelling mix of reed players too! In addition to Charette's organ and the drums of Jochen Rueckert, the group features four ... read more CD

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New Brian CharretteSquare One ... CD
Posi tone, 2014. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Damn tight Hammond work from Brian Charette – a player with a really deft touch on the keys, and able to really showcase his own voice on the instrument, but also dip back into some older soulful modes as well! Most of the tracks here are originals by Charette – although there's also a ... read more CD

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New Ed CherryIt's All Good ... CD
Posi tone, 2012. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
A sweet little session from guitarist Ed Cherry – recorded with great Hammond accompaniment from Pat Bianchi – in that soulful, stripped-down sound we love so much from the Posi-Tone label! There's a quality here that takes us back to the sound of Prestige Records back in the 60s ... read more CD

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New Chic & OthersChic Organization – Box Set Vol 1 – Savoir Faire (4CD set) ... CD
Warner (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4 CDs .... $44.99
A much-needed 4CD box set devoted to the diverse, but always dancefloor-ready sounds of Chic – both Chic the legendary band and the Chic Organization production and songwriting work of Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers! The set has plenty of prime material from Chic proper – including ... read more CD

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New Chicago Underground DuoLocus ... CD
Northern Spy, 2014. New Copy .... $11.99 12.99
Pretty electric sounds from the Chicago Underground Duo – a set that has Rob Mazurek adding in lots of electronics (even a Game Boy!) to his usual cornet lines, plus some other acoustic elements that work really well with the drums, mbira, and balaphone of Chad Taylor! The record shows an ... read more CD
Also available Locus (with download) ... LP 16.99

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New Earl ColemanLove Songs ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1968. New Copy .... $14.99
A great return to form for vocalist Earl Coleman – a singer who'd recorded earlier in the bop years, but who makes a rare 60s appearance here on a soulful set for Atlantic Records! Coleman's got a rich voice that's somewhere between Johnny Hartman and Billy Eckstine – with a great ... read more CD

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New Ornette ColemanChange Of The Century ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... $13.99
Essential stuff! This is one of Ornette Coleman's greatest albums – and it was recorded during a period when he just couldn't miss! The group features Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – working here with a lively dancing sound on the kit, ... read more CD
Also available Change Of The Century ... LP 9.99

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New Ornette ColemanThis Is Our Music ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1960. New Copy .... $13.99
A landmark in modern jazz – from the stark stares of the band on the cover, to the starkly haunting music in the grooves! The record makes a bold statement right from the outset – and more than lives up to its promise in the sound within – an amazing approach to modern jazz that's ... read more CD

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New Nicola ConteFree Souls ... CD
Universal (Japan), 2014. New Copy .... $29.99
A brilliantly soulful set from Nicola Conte – a record that's got all the tight jazzy instrumentation we love in his other records, but one that's also got some wonderful vocal work as well! Singers are a perfectly-chosen batch of the best of the underground – and include Jose James, ... read more CD
(SHM CD pressing.)

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New Randy Crawford, Flora Purim, Eddie Harris, et alSharky's Machine ... CD
Warner/Varese, 1981. New Copy .... $12.99 13.98
One of the coolest soundtracks ever for a Burt Reynolds film – and a hip mix of soul and jazz tracks that's gone onto become a classic over the years! The album's a compilation of sorts, but most of the material was recorded fresh for the film – and the different artists really work ... read more CD

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New Austin CromerSings For Her ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1964. New Copy .... $13.99
The only album we've ever seen from vocalist Austin Cromer – a deep-voiced jazz singer with a style that's somewhere in the best space between Billy Eckstine and Arthur Prysock! Cromer's a lot more relaxed and less posturing than either of those bigger names – and he's got a great ... read more CD

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New Cryan ShamesScratch The Sky (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CBS/Now Sounds (UK), 1967. New Copy .... $13.99
A great step forward for The Cryan Shames – a group who started their career singing other peoples' music, but who emerge here with some great songs of their own! There's a brilliant Sunshine Pop feel to the whole record – but there's also some garagey elements that reflect the group's ... read more CD

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New Wilson Das NevesSamba-Tropi (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1970. New Copy .... $32.99
Heavy drums, and some great grooves throughout – a wonderful album from percussionist Wilson Das Neves, and maybe his best record ever! The album's more funk than the samba in the title – although the best numbers have a little bit of both – almost an instrumental take on the ... read more CD

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New Steve DavisFor Real ... CD
Posi tone, 2013. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
Beautifully-blown work from Steve Davis – one of our favorite contemporary talents on the trombone, and an artist who can really make the instrument swing in an old school sort of mode! This set may well be one of Steve's most soulful in years – a great date with Larry Willis on piano, ... read more CD

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New Wilbur De ParisOn The Riviera ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1961. New Copy .... $13.99
The album's got a cheescake cover, but it's done in a very traditional mode – a style that's right up there with the best New Orelans jazz sessions on Atlantic! Wilbur DeParis works in a small combo with Sidney De Paris and Doc Cheatham on trumpets, and Garvin Bushnell on some mighty sharp ... read more CD
Also available On The Riviera ... LP 12.99

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New Hazell DeanSound Of Bacharach & David ... CD
Carlin/Cherry Pop (UK), Late 70s. New Copy .... $13.99
A very unusual chapter in the career of singer Hazell Dean – an artist who's best known for more outgoing pop work in the UK, but a vocalist who shines surprisingly strong on this batch of Burt Bacharach tunes! The album's quite obscure – as it was originally only released on the ... read more CD

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New DeathDeath III ... CD
Drag City, Mid 70s/1980/1992. New Copy .... $13.99 14.98
A third album from Death – that legendary Detroit experimental trio – and one that's compiled from never-heard takes from their ill-fated career! Some tracks were recorded in Detroit in the mid 70s – and these are the grittiest, noisiest – with this really primal quality ... read more CD
Also available Death III ... LP 14.99

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New DeathFor The Whole World To See ... CD
Drag City, 1975. New Copy .... $12.99 14.98
A pre-punk bit of charged, hard grooving Motor City rock from Death – a lost record that takes a tightly coiled, blazing approach to their influences of garage rock and psychedelia – and a record that's all the better in that it was recorded way back in 1975! To put it bluntly, music ... read more CD

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New DeRobert & The Half-TruthsI'm Tryin' ... CD
GED Soul, 2013. New Copy .... $6.99 12.99
The greatest work we've heard so far from DeRobert Adams and the Half-Truths – a record that really pushes the singer into classic soul territory! DeRobert has always had a vintage approach to his music – but this full set plumbs a depth we never would have expected at the start – ... read more CD

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New Adolph Deutsch/Andre PrevinApartment/Fortune Cookie ... CD
Kritzerland, 1960/1963. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
A couple of great soundtracks for the films of Billy Wilder – 1960's The Apartment, composed by Adolph Deutch, and Andre Previn's work for The Fortune Cookie – back-to-back on a single CD! Adolph Deutch's compositions from The Apartment roll from an easygoing jazzy vibe to sweeping ... read more CD
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New DJ Cam QuartetRebirth Of The Cool (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Inflamable (Japan), 2008. New Copy .... $26.99
A well-titled set from DJ Cam – as the record really takes us back to the brilliance of his earlier work in the previous decade! The sound here is subtle and stripped-down – a blend of hip hop beats and jazzy instrumentation – served up in spare ways that make Cam's music almost ... read more CD

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New DopegemsNecksnappin ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2014. New Copy .... $19.99
Dope gems, indeed – as the album's filled with fierce funky tracks that take us back to the 70s heyday of CTI Records and blacksploitation soundtracks! Yet the sound here isn't just fake retro funk, either – it's really well-crafted, jazz-heavy work that's filled with sweet vibes, ... read more CD
Also available Necksnappin ... LP 22.99

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New Will DowningSilver ... CD
Will Downing, 2013. New Copy .... $6.99
A sterling set from the great Will Downing – and a record that definitely has the master at the top of his game throughout! The package features some songs from his recent trilogy of EP releases – Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow – but also includes five new songs too – and ... read more CD

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New William EatonStruggle Buggy (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Marlin/Clinck (Japan), 1977. New Copy .... $24.99
A really great little record – an overlooked gem from the jazzier side of the TK Records universe in the 70s – put together with loads of cool changes and warm instrumental elements! William Eaton's vocals are wonderful – kind of crackly and personal, and a great complement to ... read more CD

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New EbonysSing About Life ... CD
Buddah/P&C, 1976. New Copy .... $14.99 15.98
The Ebonys sing about life, and a host of other groovy topics too – in this lost soul treasure from the 70s! The set is one of only two albums ever cut by The Ebonys – a consistently great group from the 70s, as is testified by their constant popularity in our racks! The quartet has a ... read more CD

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New Dennis EdwardsDon't Look Any Further (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gordy/Big Break (UK), 1984. New Copy .... $14.99
The Temptations' former lead singer's first solo record with a huge 80s groove album, especially considering the mighty title track – the duet with Siedah Garrett and it's sly reggae influenced bassline and crisp popping beat. This is one of those records we appreciate a lot more with the ... read more CD

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New EnchantmentUtopia (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1983. New Copy .... $14.99
A sweet sweet groover from Enchantment – and a record that may well be the group's greatest moment in the 80s! There's a tightness here that goes beyond the sound of Enchantment in previous years – yet the sound is also still pretty underground too – more electro soul than chart ... read more CD

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New Gil EvansThere Comes A Time ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1976. New Copy .... $13.99
A pretty great 70s album from Gil Evans – a set that's got some great use of electric instrumentation, and a mighty groove on the best cuts! The overall approach is different than the early modernist sound of Gil Evans, but still very striking – a 70s equivalent to Gil's famous 60s ... read more CD

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New Orrin Evans' Captain Black Big BandMother's Touch ... CD
Posi tone, 2014. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
We've really grown to love pianist Orrin Evans in a trio setting, but he's a surprisingly strong talent at the helm of this large group too – an ensemble with a rich sound and a sense of feeling that really matches Evans' own piano! There's a boldness to the music that really brings out a ... read more CD

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New Express RisingExpress Rising (2nd album) ... CD
Numero, 2013. New Copy .... $12.99 13.00
A warm batch of instrumental beats and atmospherics from Express Rising – and a much-anticipated second project from funk archivist Dante Carfagna! Dante's a name you probably know best from his work writing liner notes or Wax Poetics – and helping out in countless important ... read more CD
Also available Express Rising (2nd album) ... LP 16.99

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New Fantastic FourBest Of The Fantastic Four ... CD
SOUL (Japan), 1969. New Copy .... $13.99
Seminal sounds from this great Detroit group – and a key look at their less-remembered music of the 60s! Although Fantastic Four are probably best remembered for their later disco work – including the Alvin Stone album on Westbound – back in their early days, they were a great ... read more CD

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New Art FarmerTime & The Place ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1967. New Copy .... $13.99
A tremendous document of a really wonderful group – a 60s ensemble that pairs the lyrical trumpet of Art Farmer with the sharp tenor of Jimmy Heath! The pair are completely sublime together – balancing out sound and soul with this amazing quality that's quite different both from Farmer' ... read more CD

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New Father's ChildrenFather's Children (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Vocalion (UK), 1979. New Copy .... $16.99
A lost classic from Father's Children – the group's only album ever, but an impeccably produced set – thanks to the efforts of Wayne Henderson's At Home Productions team! The groove here is similar to that forged by Henderson over at Fantasy – soul, but inflected with plenty of ... read more CD

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New FelaBest Of The Black President 2 (deluxe edition with bonus DVD) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1970s. New Copy CD & DVD .... $22.99 24.98
Hard to go wrong with a set like this – because in our opinion, just about every track recorded by Fela is a "best" – which makes the collection a massive batch of goodness all the way through! Every track here is presented in its original extended version – a dozen ... read more CD

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New FelaFela Live In Detroit 1986 (3CD set) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1986. New Copy 3CD .... $20.99 22.99
Amazing sounds from Fela – a previously-unreleased live show from the mid 80s! Given that there's very few live recordings of Fela at all, the album's quite a treasure – and is almost even more important, as it's one of the few from a time when Fela was hardly recording at all – ... read more CD

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New Wilton FelderWe All Have A Star/Inherit The Wind ... CD
ABC/Robinsongs (UK), 1978/1980. New Copy .... $13.99
A pair of albums from saxophonist Wilton Felder – back to back on a single CD! We All Have A Star offers up solo sounds from Crusaders reedman Wilton Felder – a really great set that's very much in the best vibe of his larger group at the time – yet one that also offers up a ... read more CD

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New Five StarFive Star (2CD deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Cherry Pop (UK), 1990. New Copy 2CD .... $9.99
Bouncy, beat-heavy soul from Five Star – really stepping out strongly on this self-titled set! The music's nothing new, and very familiar to fans of mainstream soul at the time – but the group really serve things up with a stronger edge than on previous releases – handling much ... read more CD
Also available Five Star ... LP 2.99

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New Ronnie FosterCheshire Cat ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1975. New Copy .... $13.99
Wicked keyboards from Ronnie Foster – and a set that really steps forward from his previous two Blue Note albums! The record really has Ronnie moving into a more rounded soul space – singing along with his keyboards, in ways that may well be aimed at making Foster the next Stevie ... read more CD

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New Neyde Fraga with Walter WanderleyBalancando (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1964. New Copy .... $32.99
A really wonderful set of bossa nova vocals – one that features singer Neyde Fraga working with the keyboard talents of the great Walter Wanderley! Walter later cut a famous record for Verve with Astrud Gilberto – but this sweet little set is a real prequel to that album, and features ... read more CD

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New Aretha FranklinLady Soul ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1968. New Copy .... $3.99 4.98
One of Aretha's undisputed classics – a seminal session that furthered her deep soul agenda with key backings from Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd! The Sweet Inspirations provide sublime backing vocals behind Franklin's maturing delivery of the lyrics – and the music is by an all-star group ... read more CD

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New FreedomFarther Than Imagination (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Malaco/Clinck (Japan), 1978. New Copy .... $22.99
An amazing, unjustly obscure bit of southern funky soul – played with kind of a club oriented groove, and a strong nod towards middle-period Earth, Wind, & Fire – a far different vibe than a lot of the southern soul on the Malaco label! The band has some nice harmony vocals over a ... read more CD

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New Gloria GaynorLove Tracks (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy .... $14.99
THE lasting classic from Gloria Gaynor – the record that contains her tremendous hit "I Will Survive", and a great batch of disco grooves overall! The album's got a simple, honest sort of approach, despite its release in an era of overblown dancefloor sets – and arranger ... read more CD
Also available
Love Tracks (Japanese pressing) ... CD 19.99
Love Tracks (with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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New GoblinAwakening (Profondo Rosso/Roller/Suspiria/Il Fantastico Viaggio Del Bagarozzo Mark/Zombi/Tenebre/bonus tracks) (6CD set) ... CD
Cinevox/Bella Casa (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 6CD .... $49.99
An amazing run of Italian soundtracks from Goblin – six different albums, each packaged in tiny LP-styled sleeves, with lots of bonus tracks too! The work here is wonderful – really genre-defining grooves that moved horror soundtracks into the realm of rock in the 70s – using ... read more CD

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New Jared GoldGolden Child ... CD
Posi tone, 2012. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
A great setting for the Hammond of Jared Gold – a spare, stripped-down trio with Ed Cherry on guitar and Quincy Davis on drums – a group who hit with the sort of punch you'd find on an old Don Patterson record! Gold's one of our favorite contemporary organists – and really has a ... read more CD

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New Jared GoldJG 3+3 ... CD
Posi tone, 2014. New Copy .... $11.99 16.99
Jared Gold's Hammond trio is nicely augmented here by three other horn players – as you might guess from the album's title! Gold's Hammond is one of the best things going for the Posi-Tone label these days – and a perfect fit for their old school style of recording – a mode that's ... read more CD

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New Grupo ManifestoManifesto Musical (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Elenco/Think (Japan), 1967. New Copy .... $29.99
The first album by this obscure and groovy early MPB-ish group – done in a great style that features with a range of voices laid out over some crazy off-kilter arrangements! The album's got mostly a bossa/samba feel, and in the same vein as Quarteto Em Cy or Tamba Trio, but with more space ... read more CD

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New Herbie HancockDirectstep ... CD
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1978. New Copy .... $13.99
A rare Japanese-only session from Herbie Hancock – very electric, and nicely funky in all the right parts! The set was recorded at the end of the 70s with amazing fidelity – and features a unique lineup that includes Webster Lewis on additional keyboards and Alphonse Mouzon on drums ... read more CD

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New Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock Trio (1977) ... CD
CBS (Japan), 1977. New Copy .... $22.99
An excellent Japanese-only album by Herbie – featuring all acoustic playing, recorded in San Francisco, in 1977 – in an incredible trio setting with Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams on drums! Really, really wonderful stuff – right at home among many of Herbie's electric ... read more CD
(Blue Spec CD2.)

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New Billy HarperCapra Black (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Strata East/Bomba (Japan), 1973. New Copy .... $19.99
One of the most spiritual recordings put out by the Strata East label, and the record that put Billy Harper on the map! Harper leads a hip group here – one that features George Cables on piano, Reggie Workmanon bass, Jimmy Owens on trumpet, and Julian Preister on trombone – and they're ... read more CD

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New Gene HarrisAstral Signal ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1974. New Copy .... $13.99
A masterpiece from Gene Harris – an album that's probably been his biggest influence on the sound of soul in the 21st Century, and for good reason too! The set moves way beyond both Harris' acoustic piano roots in the Three Sounds, and his other electric sides of the 70s – into sublime ... read more CD

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New Donny HathawayExtension Of A Man ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1973. New Copy .... $8.99 9.98
Perhaps Donny Hathaway's greatest album from the 70s, and certainly the one with the most amazing arrangements! The record was Donny's last studio session, and it's got him working at a level that's far advanced from even his groundbreaking earlier work – using complicated rhythms and ... read more CD

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New Donny HathawayNever My Love – The Anthology (4CD set) ... CD
WEA, Early 70s. New Copy 4 CDs .... $45.99 49.98
Don't think "anthology" – think "new musical discovery" – as this amazing package features two full CDs' worth of unreleased music from Donny Hathaway – plus some bonus rare tracks from singles, mono mixes, and key Roberta Flack duets as well! To our ears, the ... read more CD

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New Isaac HayesAnd Once Again (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy .... $14.99
And once again, Isaac Hayes wows us with the brilliance of his later work at Polydor – really subtle soul that's a wonderful extension of modes first begun at Stax! The sound is a bit smoother here, but it really fits Ike's maturing vocals wonderfully – and sets him up in these ... read more CD

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New Joe HendersonStandard Joe ... CD
Red (Italy), 1991. New Copy .... $15.99 18.99
There's nothing standard about this set – as Joe Henderson always brings something special to a recording session – especially at this point in his career! The album has a wonderful format – Joe's unique tenor tone set up beautifully alongside the bass of Rufus Reid and drums of ... read more CD

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New Luiz HenriqueA Bossa Moderna De Luiz Henrique (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1964. New Copy .... $29.99
The title is perfect for the sound of this early set from Luiz Henrique – as the music is definitely the modern bossa promised in the title, and almost even groovier than some of Henrique's later American work for Verve! Luiz sings and plays guitar throughout – and often hits this ... read more CD

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New HexHex ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 2013. New Copy .... $31.99
One of the coolest new Japanese combos we've heard in awhile – a group who have some of the live jamming of the club jazz generation, but who also touch on some of the noisier elements of an earlier generation of Japanese avant players as well! The blend is great – never too free or ... read more CD

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New Billy HigginsSoweto ... CD
Red (Italy), 1979. New Copy .... $15.99 18.99
Wonderfully hip work from drummer Billy Higgins – a crucial session from the end of the 70s, and one that shows just how far he'd come since the decade before! Higgins has always been great, but here he works in the company of some key Eastern Rebellion musicians – Bob Berg on tenor ... read more CD

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New Earl HinesFatha – The New Earl Hines Trio ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1964. New Copy .... $13.99
The great Earl Hines, heard here in a really fresh setting for the 60s – a "new" trio that features Ahmed Abdul Malik on bass and Oliver Jackson on drums – both players whose modern energy really adds a lot to Hines' legendary work on piano! The meeting of generations is ... read more CD

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New Isley BrothersMotown Anthology ... CD
Motown (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD .... $14.99
A massive amount of Isley Brothers material recorded for Motown – almost more than we ever knew the trio recorded for the label! The 2CD set is filled with hard-hitting gems from these seminal years for the Isleys – a key time when they were turning their rough-edged groove towards ... read more CD

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New JJ JohnsonBlue Trombone ... CD
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1957. New Copy .... $13.99
A great small group session from trombonist JJ Johnson – a record that sets him up with a crack rhythm section, then really lets him open up on his solos! The approach is a great change from some of the more tightly arranged Johnson albums for Columbia – and is a great reminder of the ... read more CD

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New Elvin JonesElvin Jones Coalition ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1970. New Copy .... $19.99
A stunning early set as a leader from Elvin Jones – both a tremendous demonstration of the free energy he let loose after the passing of John Coltrane, and a set that's also still got some key Coltrane-esque elements! As with other Jones albums to follow, Elvin's got some key reedmen on hand ... read more CD
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Also available Elvin Jones Coalition (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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New Elvin JonesGenesis ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1971. New Copy .... $18.99
Elvin Jones rose to fame in the company of one of the greatest saxophone players ever – the mighty John Coltrane – and his post-Coltrane work like this really continues a keen respect for the role of the reeds in jazz – and really does a lot to push it forward as well! There's a ... read more CD
(SHMCD.)

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New Elvin JonesPoly-Currents ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1969. New Copy .... $18.99
The title's a great one for this post-Coltrane cooker from Elvin Jones – as the set really has Elvin exploring some really fresh currents in jazz, with a range of complicated rhythms that really pull the whole session along strongly! Rhythm is really set free on the record – as Elvin ... read more CD
(SHM CD pressing!)

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New Anthony JosephTime ... CD
Naive/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2014. New Copy Gatefold .... Just Sold Out!
Anthony Joseph has always sounded great – but this time around he's got some stellar help from Meshell Ndegeocello – who wrote, arranged, and produced the entire album! The result is the best material we've ever heard from Joseph – a completely righteous record that gives his ... read more CD
Also available Time ... LP 26.99

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New KelisFood (with bonus CD) ... CD
Ninja Tune, 2014. New Copy 2CD .... Just Sold Out!
The never predictable, always endearing spacey pop soul chanteuse Kelis's debut for Ninja Tune – working with producer Dave Sitek – and it's her best record in years! We've loved Kelis from get-to around here, going back to when her vocal presence grounded the spacier sounds of the ... read more CD
Also available Food (with download) ... LP

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New Robin KenyattaEncourage The People (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Wolf/Clinck (Japan), 1976. New Copy .... $24.99
Post-Atlantic work from Robin Kenyatta – but an album that follows in a very similar mode! This date was done for the Wolf subsidiary of TK Records, but it's got a very hip New York groove – one that's almost even more righteous than some of Robin's earlier work, with some excellent ... read more CD

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New Chaka KhanChaka ... CD
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy .... $14.99
The classic late 70s solo debut by Chaka Khan – one that made Chaka a major star, and deservedly so! This beautiful album showed that she could stand very well on her own two feet without the help of Rufus, thank you. Of course, she's got some fantastic help from Arif Mardin, who works as ... read more CD

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New Chaka KhanOriginal Album Series (Chaka/Naughty/What Cha Gonna Do For Me/Chaka Khan/I Feel For You) (5CD set) ... CD
Warner, 1978/1980/1981/1982/1984. New Copy 5 CDs .... $19.99 21.98
Chaka Khan on Warner Brothers – the wonderful second chapter of her career, when she fully broke away from Rufus, and became an amazing solo act on her own! All the records here are classics, and really take Khan who a whole new level – often working with production and arrangements ... read more CD
 
 



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