A great week for rare records!


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Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy
Sublime female sounds from the 60s – mostly soul, but a bit of rock too – all handled by landmark Cali producer Gary S Paxton! Paxton was a great talent at the time – not only for finding new aritsts, but also bringing them into their best light – coaching young solo ... CD (Soul)
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Blue Note, 1965. New Copy (reissue)
An essential Blue Note album by the great vibist Bobby Hutcherson, and a record that's split into 2 different sides, each of which display different aspects of Hutcherson's talents. The first four tracks are mellow and lyrical, with the kind of lovely melodic writing that is best illustrated by ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Blue Note, 1955. New Copy (reissue)
Great early material from Hank Mobley – a record that's practically a Jazz Messengers album, given the lineup – and which comes across with the fire and power of that classic group at their start! Mobley's tenor is set tightly in a combo that includes Horace Silver on piano, Doug ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Jeanne Chante Jeanne
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy
A wonderful record by the great French actress Jeanne Moreau – and proof that she was a pretty great vocalist too! This unique album has Jean singing a sweet batch of original compositions (we had no idea she was a songwriter too!) – set to musical arrangements written for the album by ... CD (French)
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Sylva (CD & DVD)
Impulse, 2015. New Copy CD & DVD
A whole new dimension for Snarky Puppy – and a great one too – as the group works here with larger backings from the Metropole Orkest, who really create some amazing sounds in the process! The core Snarky Puppy approach is at the heart of the record, and the addition of the larger ... CD (Neo Soul)
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Be! (Germany), 1966. New Copy 2CD
An incredible meeting of talents – both American and European jazz musicians coming together at a festival that must have been one hell of a event – certainly more exciting than just about any jazz festival we've ever attended in our lifetime! Unlike other festival recordings, this isn' ... CD (Jazz)
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Electronia (LP sleeve edition)
RCA/Contempo (Italy), 1965. New Copy Gatefold
A totally great little record – every bit the gem you might expect from the title and the cover! The music is less electronic than infused with all the best electric instrumental styles of the 60s on keyboards and guitar – used on these short, jaunty instrumentals that are somewhere ... CD (Sound Library)
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Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Killer gospel work from a small Chicago label – most of it pretty darn funky and soulful as well! The label sticker on the album's cover states a link too musical roots in the deep south – but the overall sound here is more in that wonderful hybrid of spiritual and secular that ... LP, Vinyl record album (Gospel)
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Now This
ECM (Germany), 2015. New Copy
Gary Peacock's bass has always had a wonderful home on the ECM label – one of the few places its deepest, most powerful tones can really come to light – as they do strongly on this well-balanced trio recording with Marc Copland on piano and Joey Baron on drums! All three players are ... CD (Jazz)
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Jo Tongo
Fiesta/Africa Seven (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A soulful 70s set from Jo Tongo – a musician who worked often with Manu Dibango, and shares a slightly similar groove! The album's got a blend of Cameroon roots with some sweet clubby styles – not entirely an all-out Afro disco record, but just the kind of right balance we love in some ... LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves)
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Blue Note (Japan), 1965. New Copy
A great one from Grant Green – a subtly modern album hiding under a title stolen from a Beatles' song – and one of the mid 60s gems he cut with organist Larry Young! The group features the trio of Young, Green, and Elvin Jones – a dancing combination that pushes the organ/guitar ... CD (Jazz)
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European Jazz Sounds
Brunswick/Be! (Germany), 1957. New Copy
Some of the earliest work we've ever heard from German tenorist Joki Freund – a player who'd trip out a bit more in later years, but who blows here with a sound that's sharp, modern, and very swinging throughout! The group features trombone from Albert Mangelsdorff, who's also on the ... CD (Jazz)
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Sour Soul – Instrumentals
Lex, 2015. New Copy
The all good instrumentals to Sour Soul – their cinematic hip hop collaboration between Ghostface Killah and the excellent Toronto jazz funk ensemble Badbadnotgood – and as much as we dug Ghostface's funk band backed efforts of the previous couple years, Sour Soul might be best of 'em! ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop)
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Beat Generation
RCA/Contempo (Italy), 1960. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
The great Armando Trovajoli composed some of the grooviest soundtracks of the late 60s – but at the start of the decade, he was also shining strongly on the jazz front as well – turning out amazing work on albums like this, which we'd love to death, even if we didn't know him from his ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Be! (Germany), 1963. New Copy
Don't be put off by the title, because this is hardly the sort of ballet you might see at the opera house – and instead features some of the best early modern jazz work from the great Krzysztof Komeda. The title track is the ultimate recording of one of the most ambitious works ever composed ... CD (Jazz)
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Blue Note, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
An incredible trio album – not just for the powerful drums of the great Elvin Jones, but also for amazing work on reeds by a young Joe Farrell! Farrell's in his pre-CTI years here, and really lets loose in the space of the album's open setting – a trio that just features Jones on drums ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Be! (Germany), 1966. New Copy 2CD
An incredible meeting of talents – both American and European jazz musicians coming together at a festival that must have been one hell of a event – certainly more exciting than just about any jazz festival we've ever attended in our lifetime! Unlike other festival recordings, this isn' ... CD (Jazz)
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Universal (France), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 5CD
The coolest collection we've ever seen to focus on the soundtrack work of the great Serge Gainsbourg – and the most complete as well! The 5CD package really digs deep – and seems to offer up tracks from just about every single film that Gainsbourg was involved with – from his own ... CD (French)
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Be! (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy 5 x 10 inch LP, 6 x (reissue)
LP...$279.99 358.98
Incredible, simply incredible – way more than just a collection of jazz, and instead a huge document of the postwar scene in Germany during the 50s! The package is a stunning recreation of the Mod Records label – an early project of Gigi Campi, who'd gain greater fame in the 60s for ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Now Again, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy CD & Book
An artist you might not know at all – but one you'll be digging plenty after hearing this wonderful set! Richard Marks is a guitarist and singer with a very funky, very gritty sound – really right up there with the best of the funky 45 underground of the time – which makes this ... CD (Soul)

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Updated May 26, 2015


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