New Arrivals

Items added September 26 - 29
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El Gigante Del Teclado
Alegre, 1972. Used
An excellent – and hard-to-find – album by Charlie from the early 70s! The album features Charlie's focus opening up a bit more, with longer tracks, more complicated arrangements, and some very nice unusual touches – like organ, melodica, and electric bass. Charlie's work on ... CD (Latin)
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Trojan (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used
A sweet little collection of one of the finest female soul artists to come out of Jamaica. Wonderful rock steady and reggae numbers recorded for Duke Reid's Treasure Isle imprint, 29 tracks in all, including "A Lonely Way To Spend An Evening", "Make Me Yours", "Don't Touch ... CD (Reggae)
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Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used
A crucially important record in Sonny Rollins' career – one that had him breaking out of the straight bop sound, and emerging as a major power on the tenor sax – one with limitless creative power! The set features Rollins working with only drum and bass accompaniment – played by ... CD (Jazz)
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Sing Along With Basie
Roulette, 1958. Used
One of the more obscure albums by Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross – a session of Basie tunes, performed with backing by the Count, plus additional lead vocals by Joe Williams, the voice most closely associated with the Basie group at the time! The style is similar to the trio's Sing A Song Of ... CD (Vocalists)
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Vaya Puente
Tico, 1962. Used
Another tasty batch of short firey Latin tracks from Tito's immediate post-RCA years! The cuts are a nice mix of mambo jazz numbers and guarachas, with a few cha chas thrown in – and they all have that tight raw sound that made Tito's Tico work so much better than most of his 50's stuff. ... CD (Latin)
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Silvertone/RCA, 1989. Used
The fuzzy side of the Brit pop underground hits the mainstream of the late 80s – with results that resonated strongly around the world! John Leckie's production is perfect here – just right for pushing the Roses into a bigger audience, but still hanging onto the longer-haired elements ... CD (Rock)
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Trip
Contemporary/OJC, 1976. Used
The "trip" here is a mellow one – not the soaring, spacey style you might expect in a long line of drug-reference titles for Art Pepper albums – but that difference is a-ok with us, because Art's really hitting some great new territory here, thanks to a hip trio that includes ... CD (Jazz)
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Dawn/Blue Moon (Spain), 1957. Used
Joe Puma may not exactly be a Wild Kitten on the guitar, but his 50s recordings are completely sublime – played with a tone and a poise that's never out of place! This excellent Puma set is a wonderfully recorded session for the Dawn label – played with a small combo that includes ... CD (Jazz)
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Straight Ahead
Contemporary/OJC, 1975. Used
A rare 70s reunion for the Poll Winners trio of Barney Kessel, Ray Brown, and Shelly Manne – one that has them all looking a bit shaggy on the cover, but still plenty darn tight in the grooves of the record! There's a really nice change here from the earlier sound of the group – longer ... CD (Jazz)
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ESP, 1967. Very Good+
Genius work from Pearls Before Swine – the haunting folk rock combo that was headed by singer/songwriter Tom Rapp! We'd place Rapp in a unique category with Tim Hardin, Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake, and a rare few other talents who could mix together styles and come up with a sound that ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Night Beat
RCA/Koch, 1957. Used
One of Tito Puente's best sides for RCA – a really jazzy effort that was cut with a top-shelf list of players! The groove's a bit different than some of Tito's other work – but in a good way, and one that has him stretching past straight Latin to mix in a heavy dose of jazz – ... CD (Latin)
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This Is All I Ask
Verve (France), 1998. Used
A rare session as a leader for Niels Henning Orsted Pederson – the European bassist whose work has graced countless recordings over the past 5 decades of jazz! The set's got Niels' bass strongly out in front of the mix – working with guitar and percussion on all tracks, plus additional ... CD (Jazz)
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Capitol, 1955/1957. Used
Mid 50s west coastery from Dave Pell – recording here in an octet that includes Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Ray Sims on trombone, Paul Smith on piano, Tony Rizzi on guitar, and Ronnie Lang on baritone. The tracks are short and slinky, with Pell's sharp tenor in the frontline – on tracks ... CD (Jazz)
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Warriors
Black Saint (Italy), 1978. Used
Bold sounds from this hip quartet of American players – working here on an early session for the Black Saint label, in a recording that's got a really great sense of focus! The album's dominated by the two-part track "Warriors Dance" – a number that builds beautifully on ... CD (Jazz)
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Suburban Hope
Ruthless, Early 80s. Near Mint-
Classic early 80s indie punk – on Steve Albini's label! LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Blind Faith (gold CD)
Polydor/Mobile Fidelity, 1969. Used
One of the superest of the late 60s supergroups – with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker, and Rick Grech! Titles include "Had To Cry Today", "Presence Of The Lord", "Do What You Like", "Sea Of Joy", and "Well All Right". CD (Rock)
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Hard Drive
Bethlehem/Avenue, 1957. Used
A well-titled set from Art Blakey – considering the hard-driving sound of the group! The album's one of the best from that unusual year of 1957 – almost a "lost" year for Art, when he was working away from Blue Note with a very different lineup of the Jazz Messengers than on ... CD (Jazz)
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Freedom Together
Prestige/OJC, 1966. Used
A beautiful bit of insanity that properly displays why we think Jaki Byard is one of the greatest overlooked talents of the 60's! Jaki plays here not just on his usual piano – but also electric piano, celeste, vibes, and even a bit of tenor – shifting wonderfully to match the spirit of ... CD (Jazz)
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Trojan (UK), 1960s. Used 2 CDs
The world's greatest ska band – you bet! Over 50 burning, jumping ska classics, by the architects of the sound, and one of the finest bands on the island – ever! Not everything here was originally recorded or released under the Skatalites name, but every one of these combustible ... CD (Reggae)
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Brubeck Time
Columbia, 1954. Used
An early version of the quartet – with Paul Desmond on alto, Bob Bates on bass, and Joe Dodge on drums. Titles include "Audrey", "Jeepers Creepers", "Stompin For Mili", "A Fine Romance", and "Brother Can You Spare A Dime". CD (Jazz)
 



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