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Muse/Xanadu, 1973. New Copy
One of the coolest, hippest albums you'll ever hear from drummer Albert Tootie Heath – a set that's so different than his earlier work of the 60s, and which has the same sort of righteous, spiritual energy as the Heath Brothers album on Strata East! Albert's got a wonderfully loose vibe on ... CD (Jazz)
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Be! (Germany), 1982. New Copy
Some of the most spiritual sounds we've ever heard from Alice Coltrane – an obscure early 80s album that's done in a very meditative style – one that has the lady on both organ and vocals, working alongside a larger string section at times! The approach is a bit like some of Coltrane's ... CD (Jazz)
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Victor (Japan), 2015. New Copy
The other side of Monday Michiru – or, more appropriately, the early side of the great soul singer – given that her roots in jazz go very far back, to the time when she was the child of two very famous jazz musicians! This set has Monday reunited with her mother – the legendary ... CD (Neo Soul)
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Intrigo A Los Angeles
Contempo (Italy), 1964. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
Jazzy goodness from the wonderful Piero Umiliani – a set that's got some sweet instrumental touches from Chet Baker on trumpet, plus piano from Umiliani himself! The overall feel is very much in an early 60s crime jazz style – that best Italian groove before more mod and bossa-styled ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks)
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Motown/Kent (UK), 1969. New Copy
A never-heard album from this excellent Detroit vocal group – recorded for Motown at the end of the 60s, but appearing here for the first time ever – and compiled with lots of bonus tracks from the vaults! The Fantastic Four never hit the bigger heights of some of the big Motown male ... CD (Soul)
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Bugge & Friends
Jazzland (Norway), 2015. New Copy
Bugge Wessltoft returns to a style that made us first fall in love with him many years back – a hip blend of jazzy instrumentation and more cosmic 21st Century touches – all wrapped up in that sweet style that first put Norway's Jazzland label on the map! Bugge's at the helm on Fender ... CD (Jazz)
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Lion, Early 70s. New Copy
A totally cool collection of unusual cumbia cuts from 70s Peru – music that definitely earns the psychedelic tag promised in the title, given its heavy use of electric guitars and trippy production! The style here is different than more familiar cumbia from Colombia – rooted in the ... CD (Latin)
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Two Chaps – Solo & Duo
Chap Chap/Universal (Japan), 1994. New Copy
Two chaps, both of them great – legendary British improviser Evan Parker on tenor and soprano saxophone, working nicely alongside Yoshizawa Motoharu on bass! Although Parker was a player who first made waves early on the British free jazz scene, his work during this 90s stretch may well be ... CD (Jazz)
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Picture Of Heath
Xanadu, 1975. New Copy
A brilliant mid 70s album from Jimmy Heath – recorded at a time when he was making some of his greatest strides on record! The album's got a spare, simple quartet format – but Jimmy's working here in a really expansively soulful sound – one that matches that of Clifford Jordan at ... CD (Jazz)
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Dada – Solo & Duo
Chap Chap/Universal (Japan), 1995. New Copy
A pair of percussionists, working here together wonderfully – in a set that has both musicians using the drum kit and other percussion – and Han Bennink picking up a bit of piano as well! We've always loved Bennink's highly melodic approach – a style that seems to get notes out ... CD (Jazz)
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Dagored (Italy), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
Spacey electronics from Italian composer Piero Umiliani, credited here as Moggi – one of his great, non-soundtrack experimental works, taking a break from film scores to follow his own adventurous impulses – this one a trippy synthesizers-steeped tribute to Albert Einstein! It's got a ... LP, Vinyl record album (Sound Library)
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Take To Wheels
Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy
The Marketts take to wheels here – making the move to hot rod themes that so many other surf instrumental groups were doing at the time – yet also finding their own unique groove in the process! The Marketts always had more of an overall studio sound than some of the more live rock ... CD (Rock)
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Deserto Rosso
Contempo (Italy), 1964. New Copy (reissue)
One of the weirdest, wildest soundtracks we've heard from the Italian scene of the 60s – a score that has lots of cool electronic touches from Vittorio Gelmetti, who brings in some really moody moments at times! Also unusual is the use of a wordless female voice – not in a style that's ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks)
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Sonny Knight & The Lakers Do It Live
Secret Stash, 2015. New Copy
Powerhouse live funky soul from the great Sonny Knight & The Lakers – tearing it up for their hometown of Minneapolis, MN! Do It Live was recorded at the fairly intimate Dakota Jazz Club, and the choice to capture their incendiary live act in a relatively small venue was a good one ... CD (Deep Funk)
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Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
Think the genius of Brian Wilson was only tapped by his partners in The Beach Boys? Think again – because as this lovely little set will show, a huge amount of other artists drew from the songwriting genius of Brian Wilson in the 60s – not just to cover the big hits of his famous group ... CD (Rock)
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Schema (Italy), 1969. New Copy Gatefold
Very cool, very groovy soundtrack from this Italian film about satanic ritual and demonic possession! The great Piero Umiliani serves up a wide-ranging batch of tracks, from breezy vocal pop numbers (with vocals by Shirley Hammer), to spooky funk instrumentals with a sort of "haunted ... CD (Soundtracks)
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Cinevox/Contempo (Italy), 1963. New Copy (reissue)
One of the lesser-known 60s soundtrack moments from Riz Ortolani – one of the first Italian film composers to break out on an international scale – and a great little set that really offers up some great aspects of his talents! The film's a dark horror movie from the mid 60s, scored by ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks)
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Chance For Hope
TSOB/Funky Delicacies, 1982. New Copy (reissue)
An excellent soulful disco album on the great TSOB label! Drummer, producer and band leader Norvell Holmes' name isn't likely to ring a bell for even hardcore 80s groove and disco fans, but this is an amazingly great album of modern soul with a polished feel to both the club cuts and mellower ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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Xanadu, 1978. New Copy
A tremendous album from flute man Sam Most – a record that really shines strongly amidst the rest of his catalog – and one that has us completely reevaluating our understanding of his sound! By the time of this set, Sam had been blowing for a few decades – most famously on ... CD (Jazz)
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Brotzmann/Van Hove/Bennink – 1971 (LP sleeve edition)
JG/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1971. New Copy Gatefold
Very rare, very obscure material from this important free jazz trio of the German scene in the 70s – a set that features one long performance originally issued on the JG label, despite the FMP-like image on the cover – plus two more tracks from the same year that appear here for the ... CD (Jazz)

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1120 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60622
Open 10am-8pm daily.
All the great stuff appears here at our online record store first — but if you shop locally, you'll also get a chance to handle the goods before you buy!

We buy new and used LPs, 45s, vinyl records, and CDs

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Updated July 04, 2015


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